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Citations, Newspapers.comEdit

Dmoore5556, nice work on the Tangerine Bowl articles. I have a couple comments about about your citations. First, wire service (AP, UPI, etc.) should be noted in the agency field, not the author field in Template:Cite news. Second, articles at Newspapers.com can be clipped so that they are viewable to everyone, even those without a subscription. Consider doing that as it increases the accessibility of the source material. See the citations as Cecil Coleman for an example regarding both issues. Thanks, Jweiss11 (talk) 03:47, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Good pointers, thanks! --Dmoore5556 (talk) 03:52, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

List of Major League Baseball players to hit for the cycleEdit

Hi, Dmoore. I've done a lot of work on list articles as a contributor and as a reviewer, and believe that a list's lead should be able to stand on its own merits, apart from the lead that the parent article happens to have. It's not a bad thing for the list to have a multiple-paragraph lead; in fact, the featured list criteria, which aids many editors in improving list standards, call for a lead to have good content on its own ("engaging" content, in that page's words). Regarding the main cycle article, one could argue that more content on the history of the accomplishment might be helpful, but that can be done without reducing the lead in the list. As for how the pages relate, I'd say the point of a list article in this situation is to avoid having a huge list overwhelm the main article (perhaps 2, if the Japan list was also there). There are cases where lists serve merely as content forks, but in this case splitting the lists into their own articles makes sense to me. They provide comprehensive information for interested readers, while those looking for more general concepts can read the main cycle page. If you're still concerned about how they interact, you could ask at WT:BASEBALL, as several editors active there have worked on these stat lists. Cheers. Giants2008 (Talk) 01:37, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks much for the response and insight, quite helpful. Dmoore5556 (talk)

Non-free image useEdit

In general, Wikipedia's non-free content use policy does allow the use of logos (company, event, organizations, etc.) when they are used for the primary means of identification in the main infobox of stand-alone articles about the company, event, organization, etc. However, non-free use is typically restricted to the article about the parent entity per items 14 and 17 of WP:NFC#UUI. So, an non-free image of a football tournament logo is most likely OK when used for primary identification purposes in the main article about the tournament itself, but generally not OK when used in articles about individual occurances of the tournament unless the logo is specific to that particular event. If a season specifc logo for a particular occurance of an event does not exist, then using the primary logo is not automatic by default and typically only allowed for the first occurence where the logo is being used.

Another thing about non-free use is that each use of non-free content on any page of a Wikipedia article requires a seperate, specific non-free use rationale be provided which clearly explains how the particular use meets all ten non-free content use criteria. So, if you add a non-free image to an article, then it is also you're responsibility to provide the required rationale. Non-free files lacking the required rationale can be removed per WP:NFCCE so you need to make sure you at least add a rationale. A non-free use rationale does not automatically mean complaince with relevant policy per WP:JUSTONE, but it will at least give any one reviewing the file's use something to assess. You should try to be as specific as possible in the rationale (particulary with respect to WP:NFCC#8) and avoid simply using the boilerplate language of templates. If the file is not being used for primary identification purposes at the top of the article, then the rationale should not claim that it is. Not all non-free use is the same per WP:OTHERIMAGE, so you've got to try and be as specific as possible.

If you have any questions about any of this you can ask them here, or at WT:NFC if you want. Non-free content use can be tricky and mistakes are expected; if, however, you're going to be uploading or adding lots of non-free images to articles, you might want to start peaking at pages like WP:FFD, WP:MCQ or WT:NFC to see what types of issues are typically encountered and how they tend to be resolved. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:48, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi - thanks for your comments; I will review and work to align with defined/established policies. Dmoore5556 (talk)

File:Evel Knievel monument in Twin Falls.jpgEdit

Can you provide any more information about this monument such as when it was created, who created it, etc.? This might be importent because photographs of 3D works of art located in the US, even those publically displayed, need to take into account the copyright status of the work itself per c:COM:FOP#United States. You as the photographer can create a derivative work by taking the photo and you can release it under a free license of your choosing, but you are not the copyright holder/creator of the work being photographed. This particular upload might need two copyright licenses: one for the photo and one for the monument. It's possible that the monument is old enough to fall within the public domain, but that should not always be assumed per m:Wikilegal/Copyright of Images of Memorials in the US. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:15, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello - I personally took the photograph, and (I thought) released it under free license when I uploaded it. The monument itself was dedicated in September 1985 (more detail within the cited source in the article that the image appears in). Dmoore5556 (talk)
You can release the photo you took under a free license if you wish since it's your derivtive work, but the monument's copyright status also needs to be taken into account. Since you say it was installed in 1985, it is not eligible for {{PD-US-no notice}} or {{PD-US-not renewed}} and I believe that anything installed after 1977 is going to require OTRS verification that the scupltor/creator has agreed to release it under a free license. I tired searching for info here but found nothing. There's stuff about the monument online, but they appear to be mostly personal photos, reviews, etc, and not anything resembling an official website. Someone had to create it and that person likely holds the copyright on it, unless there was some kind of copyright transfer agreement or they released it into the public domain. -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:49, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Fair enough. The momument was created by a local monument company for the local Chamber of Commerce; if being a public work of art, created for a public agency, still has restrictions... I'll simply remove the photo from the article, and it will subsequently get deleted, due to being orphaned. Dmoore5556 (talk) 00:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
It might be better to ask for other opinions at WP:MCQ first. For example, works commissioned by the US government sometimes fall under {{PD-USGov}}, and a few states follow a similar practice like {{PD-NJGov}}, {{PD-FLGov}} and {{PD-CAGov}}. I'm not sure if Idaho or that local government does something similar. Even if it's not PD, maybe all that would be needed is OTRS verification saying that it's released under a free license per c:COM:OTRS#If you are NOT the copyright holder. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:51, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Massachusetts electionsEdit

As you add elections to the Massachusetts elections template(s), please also add them to List of elections in Massachusetts. Thanks!—GoldRingChip 14:00, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Will do, thanks. Dmoore5556 (talk) 23:25, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Phantom ballplayersEdit

Really nice work on the Phantom ballplayers page. Thanks. — Bbny-wiki-editor (talk) 19:34, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks much, it's been fun. I didn't know about the page until Muboshgu mentioned it on his talk page; quite an interesting topic. Dmoore5556 (talk) 20:34, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

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Sources needed for Days of the Year pagesEdit

I see you recently accepted a pending change to July 3. I looked for a reliable source for this date of birth in the linked biography that I could add to the DOY page and it was unsupported by any reliable source there either.

You're probably not aware of this change, but Days of the Year pages are no longer exempt from WP:V and direct sources are required for additions. For details see the WikiProject Days of the Year style guide. I've gone ahead and un-accepted this edit and backed it out.

As a pending changes patroller, please do not accept additions to day of year pages where no direct source has been provided on that day of year page. The burden to provide sources for additions to these pages is on the editor who adds or restores material to these pages. Thank you. Toddst1 (talk) 03:57, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Got it, thanks. Dmoore5556 (talk) 03:58, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Revert questionEdit

Why did you revert this edit? You said "unsourced," but the article has a whole section on "North America" that is not otherwise addressed in the article's introduction. (talk) 17:45, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi - the edit in question added "America", which is a very general term (does it mean the United States? North America? South America? all of those?), and without being sufficiently clear I reverted it. Based on what appears in the subsection you note, it's Newfoundland that they settled... which already is one of the locations listed in the lead (introduction). Thus, adding "America" (or some variant thereof) now would be redundant and overly broad. All that said, good faith edits are appreciated, and it's part of the Wikipedia process that some will be reverted, for various reasons. I hope that info helps. Dmoore5556 (talk) 18:43, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
I'm sorry. You're right. I'd not seen the mention of Newfoundland. (talk) 19:36, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Question about advertise on GronkowskiEdit

I'm going to try again to see if someone will respond. I had clicked the Advertise button on Gronskowski at least 3 or minutes before you accepted the edit. Anytime I ask someone about this issue they ignore me. I sincerely want to help with these pending edits. But it's been near a week since I got the permission. And I am sure anyone could understand not wanting to spend up to 5 minutes on an article and they finding out someone else had already resolved it. It's usually because I am trying to understand an issue or am searching for a source, etc. Are editors seeing the advertise but no one takes it seriously? Or not seeing it, i.e, does it not work? Or is there some other reason? I am not trying to get at you for it, I just want to understand. Or maybe I should just do the decisions quickly, make a decision, then I can take my time and edit the article afterwords...find a source then I can add the content back in at that point? Some insight would be much appreciated, thanks. For example, I guess you know football since you accepted on Gronkowki quickly and already knew he had missed that season. Thanks in advance... dawnleelynn(talk) 20:06, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi - I think I've only ever seen "(under review)" appear once or twice in the list of articles to be reviewed. Personally, I've never used it, although I do think it's a useful feature. For the Gronk article, it didn't show up as "(under review)" when I looked at the list of articles, and when I reviewed the pending edit in question, I knew it was valid, so I accepted it. There may have been a delay from when I opened the article and when I accepted the edit, as I was working on some other stuff at the same time. Anyhow, it may be a case that if a few reviewers start to utilize the Advertise button, it will catch on more. Dmoore5556 (talk) 20:36, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks much for taking the time to respond. It never occurred to me that someone might have the article open awhile and be multi-tasking. I guess if one clicks the advertise button after someone already has the article open, a message does not pop up then. I have to admit I have only seen the advertise light up on the pending changes page once. I looked at that editor's page, and she had just been given the permission recently too. I think the issue happens when someone either doesn't see it, is in a hurry to fix a large backlog, or sees it but doesn't understand it means let them resolve it. The 2 or 3 other editors I messaged on their talk page probably did not respond because they saw it and did not know how to respond...I might not either if it were me. They may have felt I was calling them out, although that isn't what I intended. I'm not going to message anyone else about it. I think it's a good feature when it works correctly. Maybe it should lock the page for 5 minutes, LOL, j/k, that would not work at all. Again, thank much. Happy editing! dawnleelynn(talk) 21:01, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Autopatrolled grantedEdit

Hi Dmoore5556, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the autopatrolled right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! ~Swarm~ {talk} 02:55, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. Dmoore5556 (talk) 03:02, 21 February 2019 (UTC)


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RE 2013 Red SoxEdit

Okay, I assumed reverting it would fix the issue but I guess not. I believe the issue is fixed by removing the duplicate "style=" entries. Noticed this has been an issue going on with other similar articles as well.--Spartacus0898 (talk) 19:34, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Looks like you beat me to the fix, colors looks correct now, per your change at 15:31, 18 March 2019‎. Thanks. Dmoore5556 (talk) 19:43, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Cathy IngleseEdit

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The fixed formatting.Edit

Just wanted to say thanks for fixing that formatting thing (TBD) on the 2019 Red Sox page. I had watched the game (and they mentioned on air that Eovaldi won’t start on Wednesday, but I wasn’t sure how to format the TBD so I did || with TBD in slot 2. James-the-Charizard (talk) 05:35, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

You are welcome. Thank you for your edit. Dmoore5556 (talk) 05:41, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Another barnstar!Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
For the thoroughness, accuracy, and reliability with which you improve whatever section of Wikipedia catches your eye. It's rewarding to see whole areas of a state suddenly brought up to a new level over the course of a weekend. Ken Gallager (talk) 14:45, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! Dmoore5556 (talk) 06:34, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for October 2019 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress crashEdit

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ITN recognition for 2019 World SeriesEdit

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A barnstar for you!Edit

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Excellent work on 2019 World Series. Keep it up, and nominate it for WP:GA when you're ready. – Muboshgu (talk) 15:34, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

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Bahamas BowlEdit

I just saw that I accidentally removed your stats that you added, I’m on a road trip so I’m updating on mobile as best I can, just wanted to let you know. Sorry about that. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 22:21, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
@PCN02WPS: hi, no problem at all, I pasted it back, thanks. Dmoore5556 (talk) 22:24, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Updating oddsEdit

Hey - just wanted to ask really quickly if, when you're updating bowl game odds, you could update them in the game summary as well as in the infobox? Thanks. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 01:38, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi @PCN02WPS: there are actually a couple of difference sources for bowl odds. I've been using VegasInsider for the infobox odds, as that's the historical precedent. For the game summary line (which looks new this year) I've been using ESPN's summary info, as that's where the win-percentage figure comes from. ESPN and VegasInsider don't always exactly agree, but I don't think I've noticed them being off by more than a point. Not sure what's best; I'm not really a fan of the line and win-percentage being included in the summary box; the infobox odds seem sufficient to me. Dmoore5556 (talk) 01:49, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
I was the one that started putting the line and odds in the game summary (I did it for Arkansas games this year and just left it in when I made the bowl game pages); I'm totally fine with, and after looking at it, would almost rather have, just have the ESPN link in that spot and leave the line in the infobox like you said. Also, there is really no historical precedent for VegasInsider; I just used that for the first few conference championship and bowl games this season but I think using ESPN for the line would be a little easier since there's not seven different sportsbooks' lines used on ESPN's site. I'm down for changing it to that right now, if that sounds good to you. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 02:01, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
@PCN02WPS: Sure, sticking with odds in one place (the infobox) and using ESPN as the source seems fine. It's also handy that ESPN keeps the pre-game odds in their summary pages, which are a lot easier to find for completed games than on VegasInsider. I can help updated pages, just let me know how you may want to split up the games (perhaps completed vs. scheduled). Thanks. Dmoore5556 (talk) 02:18, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
I'll do completed if you want to do scheduled. One last question: just to be consistent, do we want to use a ".5" or "½" for odds that are to the half-point? Personally, I'd prefer ".5", but I'm fine with either. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 02:23, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
@PCN02WPS: Sounds good, I'll do all the yet-to-be-played games over the next hour or so. Let's use ".5". Dmoore5556 (talk) 02:25, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
Awesome! I'll get conference championships and already-played bowl games. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 02:28, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

MLB standings templatesEdit

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