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Re: Slashdot page history prev/next messed up, possibly related to imports

Hi David, this is T4930. There are far more revisions with out-of-order revision ID numbers than out-of-order dates; that's been the case even before the import feature was enabled here. Graham87 02:45, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

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How to remove outdated information box at top of page

Hi David,

Thank you for your email; I am new to this. How is the information in the box at the top of the page managed? I would like to have the outdated information bullet removed (as well as the whole box for that matter). Larry sepe (talk) 20:52, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

@Larry sepe: Can you give a specific example? davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 02:17, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

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Deez Nuts

Sorry about that. Huggle gives a badly limited view of an article, and I should have checked before reverting instead of lazily erring on the side of BLP. FourViolas (talk) 03:31, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

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13:02, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Message out of deletion discussion

Should I say sorry to you? What should I do? TheGGoose (talk) 22:25, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

In a collaboration like Wikipedia, we can all share our experience and learn from each other. I've several mistakes in the past couple of weeks when it came to mis-stating or mis-applying Wiki-guidelines or policies (in my case, it was usually because I was applying a guideline or policy that had been updated, and I didn't check for updates). Sometimes, I've recognized my mistakes and corrected them. Other times another editor has brought them to my attention, for which I am grateful. Please keep contributing. Wikipedia needs more people like you to be active in "maintenance and administration" areas of the project like AFD. To the extent that I may have made you reconsider doing this kind of work, please accept my apology. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 22:40, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Accepted. I reverted a deleting edit to the discussion after your last edit. Other challenges where having things personal in it to me is still difficult to come by. I don't know if the AGF policy was updated prior to your use of it. Maybe I was overreacting. TheGGoose (talk) 22:56, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Triumph Academy (2nd nomination)

Hi. Thank you for your participation at Articles for Deletion. Please consider signing you comment and adding any appropriate policies/guidelines to support it. Thanks. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 10:26, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I must've hit "save page" or hit the enter key too early and not reviewed it. Fixed. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 15:10, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

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21:36, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Canton Charter Academy

Hi. Thank you for your concerns for the notability of school articles. Our normal procedures as established by precedent are documented at WP:OUTCOMES. 'Redirect' is anchored in deletion policy as a suitable alternative to outright deletion. In the case of likely outcomes as 'Redirect' please consider doing this uncontentious, uncontroversial task yourself rather than gumming up the overloaded AfD process. This will avoid me having to place boilerplate messages like this one. If you are not sure how to make redirects, don't hesitate to ask me or see WP:REDIRECT. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:18, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/All Saints Catholic School (Connecticut)

Hi. Thank you for your concerns for the notability of school articles. Our normal procedures as established by precedent are documented at WP:OUTCOMES. 'Redirect' is anchored in deletion policy as a suitable alternative to outright deletion. In the case of likely outcomes as 'Redirect' please consider doing this uncontentious, uncontroversial task yourself rather than gumming up the overloaded AfD process. This will avoid me having to place boilerplate messages like this one. If you are not sure how to make redirects, don't hesitate to ask me or see WP:REDIRECT. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 09:22, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 4

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Joyce Frankland Academy

I think not, remember Wikipedia titles will often go on the common name of an institution rather than the official name. There is no other Joyce Frankland Academy so it doesn't require disambiguation, and i'm sure we can all agree that the school is more known locally as Joyce Frankland Academy rather than Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport. - Bleaney (talk) 19:27, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

A Google search of "Joyce Frankland Academy" -wiki -pedia -wikipedia -site:jfan.org.uk showed 62 results. More had "Joyce Frankland Academy, Newport" or "Joyce Frankland Academy Newport" than not. It could go either way for the page title, but the infobox and opening sentence should use the official name in this case (had the official name been all-but-completely-unused outside of "official" uses, I may have agreed with you completely on this issue). davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 19:41, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
If you feel the need to use the official name in the infobox and opening sentence then go ahead, knock yourself out... I still think the page title should stay as Joyce Frankland Academy. - Bleaney (talk) 20:01, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

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17:29, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Deleting user pages

I'm not against your addition to WP:CSD#U5, provided we amend WP:UP#DELETE. The statement there that "Simple use as a personal web page is not in itself a speedy deletion criterion" is no longer true, following the adoption of U5, which was designed mainly to reduce the load at MfD of the flood of Facebook-style user-pages and fantasy reality-show pages by users not otherwise contributing to the encyclopedia. I need to think about what the appropriate new wording should be; perhaps add "...where the user is actively contributing to the encyclopedia (see WP:CSD#U5)"? I will make a proposal at WT:User pages. JohnCD (talk) 17:22, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

I think your issue deserves a separate conversation, so please open a discussion. That is to say, even if I hadn't made the change to U5 (which is NOT a change in the criteria itself, only a caution to prevent unintentional mis-application of the existing criteria), both WP:U5 and WP:UP need to be coherent with each other. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)
(edit conflict) Yes, I agree, my concern is that they should be consistent. I think WP:UP wasn't update when U5 was adopted. Before I saw this reply, I saw your note at WT:CSD and added the same comment there; but I will make an actual proposal at WT:UP when I have decided on a proposed wording. JohnCD (talk) 17:34, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
When you do, please put a cross-notice at WP:CSD. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 17:49, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

selfref

I thank you for getting rid of the orangemoody project template, but can you please reconsider the hatnote? We aren't linking to the noticeboard archives of AN/I and WP:COIN and friends either, nor to the suggestions-page that User:Doc James is running in userspace, nor to the bangvoting at WT:Administrator... I don't think we need a link to the LTA checkuser-evidence-page, right? If we *do* need that link, it should be in "External" links section, as the 'homepage' of the topic-of-the-article, rather than as a hatnote. But I don't think we need the "external link" any more than I think we need the hatnote. For much the same reasons, I don't think we need the project-template. p.s. If you'd rather, I'm happy to move this request (or have it moved or whatever) over to the talk:orangemoody space. 75.108.94.227 (talk) 21:13, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

@75.108.94.227: I think the "selfref" is very useful in this case but not required by any guideline or policy (nor is it prohibited/recommended-against as far as I know). I will not remove it, I am open to input from others and might withdraw my objection to removal if: the discussion involves at least a handful of people, it is about evenly divided (OR favors removal), and nobody raises a policy/guideline reason that strongly suggests that keeping it is required. I will also withdraw if any editor can point to a guideline/policy/practice that suggests that this hatnote should go and no editor makes an equally-strong counter-argument (this applies even if you and me are the only people in the discussion). So, yes, please start a discussion on Talk:Orangemoody and see what others think. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 22:39, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
Addendum: If you (75.108.94.227) or anyone else reading this can find a policy/guideline/generally-accepted-practice reason why this hatnote "must" go, please delete the hatnote and either put the reason in the edit summary or on the article's talk page. Once I see a strong reason like that, I won't put it back without discussion. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 22:42, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

scchools

If the diocese doesn't have a section on schools, add one. Or redirectto the locality. DGG (at NYPL) -- reply here 16:16, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

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16:18, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

High School Leagues

I'm writing an essay at User:Trackinfo/sandbox/NHSL on a subject you might have an interest in. Please add your input either to the essay or contact me at my talk page. Trackinfo (talk) 01:27, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

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