Your GA nomination of Harry PollittEdit

The article Harry Pollitt you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Harry Pollitt for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of GhostRiver -- GhostRiver (talk) 19:00, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Harry PollittEdit

The article Harry Pollitt you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Harry Pollitt for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of GhostRiver -- GhostRiver (talk) 16:42, 16 October 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For all the work on clearing things up around GNIS/non-notable "populated place"-related topics. eviolite (talk) 02:10, 28 November 2021 (UTC)

nomination of Jack James (fencer)Edit

Thankyou for your nomination of Jack James (fencer). I am in the process of going through every article in birth years. I started in 1927 births and have worked my way back to 1914 births. I have seen lots of these articles sourcesd only to olympia.com and sportsreference.com, or only to olympia.com. Some may have other sources that people did not find because the default notability guidelines meant people did not feel a need to hunt down more sources before creating an article. This is going to be a large scale project, but I commend you for starting it.John Pack Lambert (talk) 17:47, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Olympedia.com is a copy of Sports-Reference.com's Olympics content, so they are basically the same. FOARP (talk) 17:48, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
  • So if I understand right, sportsreference.com is an attempt at being more comprehensive than Wikipedia wants to be, and so is not a source adding towards GNG. So Justo José Caraballo, which is an article only sourced to it, is no where near having the sourcing to pass GNG, at least in its present form?John Pack Lambert (talk) 13:49, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

Request moveEdit

Hi, hope you are doing well. I recently closed a RM at Talk:Girl of My Dreams (The Moffatts song)#Requested move 29 December 2021. I moved Girl of My DreamsGirl of My Dreams (The Moffatts song), but unfortunately i couldn't move Girl of My Dreams (disambiguation)Girl of My Dreams. I think it can only be moved by a page mover. Could you please do this? TheBirdsShedTears (talk) 05:36, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

I was not aware of this user right until i closed this discussion. TheBirdsShedTears (talk) 05:37, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Williams HaskinsEdit

I have to agree with you, that we have no good indication that people searching for this name are looking for an unremakable olympic athlete. Actually since I came across the article through running down the whole birth year list, I have severe doubts people go looking for the article at all.John Pack Lambert (talk) 19:42, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Victor PutmansEdit

Victor Putmans is the first article I have come across where it only says he might have played football, could have done this, without any actual claims of having done anything for sure. What do you think the best approach to this article is?John Pack Lambert (talk) 14:47, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Assuming no sources can be found to clarify who this guy actually was, just AFD it. We definitely shouldn't be hosting articles about someone we aren't even clear on the most basic details of and with no reliable sourcing at all. FOARP (talk) 14:52, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Rolf W. SchnyderEdit

Commendable work on the Rolf W. Schnyder article, FOARP. My opinions on notability notwithstanding, you've done a great job. MIDI (talk) 17:40, 12 January 2022 (UTC)

San HavenEdit

You wrote "OK, I support the move", but you still have a bolded delete on the page. SpinningSpark 14:35, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Discretionary sanctions topic area changesEdit

In a process that began last year with WP:DS2021, the Arbitration Committee is evaluating Discretionary Sanctions (DS) in order to improve it. A larger package of reforms is slated for sometime this year. From the work done so far, it became clear a number of areas may no longer need DS or that some DS areas may be overly broad.

The topics proposed for revocation are:

  • Senkaku islands
  • Waldorf education
  • Ancient Egyptian race controversy
  • Scientology
  • Landmark worldwide

The topics proposed for a rewording of what is covered under DS are:

  • India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
  • Armenia/Azerbaijan

Additionally any Article probation topics not already revoked are proposed for revocation.

Community feedback is invited and welcome at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Motions. --Barkeep49 (talk) 16:59, 27 January 2022 (UTC)

Discretionary sanctions topic area changesEdit

In a process that began last year with WP:DS2021, the Arbitration Committee is evaluating Discretionary Sanctions (DS) in order to improve it. A larger package of reforms is slated for sometime this year. From the work done so far, it became clear a number of areas may no longer need DS or that some DS areas may be overly broad.

The topics proposed for revocation are:

  • Senkaku islands
  • Waldorf education
  • Ancient Egyptian race controversy
  • Scientology
  • Landmark worldwide

The topics proposed for a rewording of what is covered under DS are:

  • India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
  • Armenia/Azerbaijan

Additionally any Article probation topics not already revoked are proposed for revocation.

Community feedback is invited and welcome at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Motions. --Barkeep49 (talk) 04:36, 28 January 2022 (UTC)

Essays on place inclusion criteriaEdit

Similar to you're essay Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not a gazetteer I've started 2 other essays on similar things and you're input would be useful.

Anne Rice AwardEdit

  Anne Rice Award
The Anne Rice Award honors editors who have improved Wikipedia's coverage of women writers by creating a biography of a women writer who used a pen name, nom de plume, literary initials, or pseudonym on the title page or by-line of their works in place of their real name. On behalf of WP:WPWW, thank you for creating the biography on Elin Améen (pen names, EA, Elisa, Lina and Mn). --Rosiestep (talk) 22:35, 1 February 2022 (UTC)

To answer your questionEdit

Hello. You asked about grave dancing and the post in question is this one. Not very tactful, even though you said you were uncomfortable with the thread. Lugnuts certainly didn't like it as it inferred a pre-judgement of his demise as an editor. Anyway, I've said all I have to say and I'm going back to writing articles.

Btw, I don't entirely fear a red planet but it would be an unmitigated disaster if we ended up with a blue one. All the best. No Great Shaker (talk) 16:47, 2 February 2022 (UTC)

Lugnuts demise as an editor was judged at that point by him deleting his page. He cannot blame people for assuming he had left the project based on his actions. FOARP (talk) 18:42, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
PS - I will additionally note that this does not at all substantiate what you accused me of. FOARP (talk)

Hope I’m clearEdit

Gymnastics qualifying is incredibly complicated, even under current rules. So, hopefully I explained it clear enough, I’m a bit lousy at explaining things even when I understand them perfectly. Honestly, most of those articles don’t really seem to pass the notability test, but I’m not an expert. Afheather (talk) 05:04, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

Meadow Oaks, FloridaEdit

Hi FOARP,

I think you might have confused the Meadow Oaks AFD with a different one; this discussion involves a verified current community, abet a non-notable one. BilledMammal (talk) 09:07, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

Thanks. Fixed. Yeah, the Meadow Oaks keep was also somewhat dubious. FOARP (talk) 09:10, 15 February 2022 (UTC)

India CensusEdit

Greetings. Was wondering if you could help me out. A while ago (sorry to be so unspecific) there were a bunch of articles created by a single editor on small communities in India. Initially, you either speedied or prodded them, since they were all solely sourced to a non-reliable source. Then you self reverted and added a link to the appropriate India census page, showing that they did indeed meet WP:GEOLAND. I come across this quite frequently during NPP, but for the life of me, I'm a bit dense and can't figure out how to search that database. I clicked on one of your ref links, and plugged the name of the entity into the search field, and it simply brings up the page which you referenced, not a new search result. Obviously I'm doing something wrong. But if I could learn how to use that tool, that would save a lot of time reverting/draftifying/prodding etc. articles which are poorly sourced and don't have any links to show it is an official place. Case in point is Jarjangi, which I came across today. If I could simply look it up in the census, I could simply add the source and mark it reviewed. Anyway, any help you could throw my way would be appreciated. Onel5969 TT me 11:35, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

If its a village with census data its probably inherently notable, as noted before most census places are notable and most villages are notable. Crouch, Swale (talk) 11:41, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Advice on procedureEdit

This concerns the article Romuald Giedroyć, in whose talk page on November 5, you clearly stated that there was No Consensus. User:Marcelus wrote to you later that day on your talk page, so, he clearly knew about your closure. Despite that, he moved the page on January 18 from Romualdas GiedraitisRomuald Giedroyć, which is a clear breach of Wikipedia guidelines and rules. Perhaps you could revert Marcelus' unwarranted move. I was thinking of writing about this in WP:RM and it requires involving the closer of the discussion - as this is my first time doing this, perhaps this should not go to WP:RM, but elsewhere, I don't know. Best regards.--Cukrakalnis (talk) 14:37, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Thank you Cukrakalnis (talk) 15:48, 5 April 2022 (UTC)

Karelians page moveEdit

Hi. I'm not sure if I understood the given arguments correctly, but multiple users on Talk:Karelia (historical province of Finland)#Splitting proposal came to the conclusion that neither Karelians or Karelians (Finns) are a primary group in English. The DAB page Karelian also already exists with multiple links on it. --Vilutar (talk) 13:23, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

Hi Vilutar, the issue is that the proposed DAB was (as argued effectively with reference to WP:ONEOTHER and Wikipedia:Primary topics in WP:ONEOTHER situations) not needed to achieve this - a simple hat-note on the article achieves disambiguation. Karelian exists with multiple links - but not just two links. FOARP (talk) 13:56, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
It's difficult for me to say anything as the moving of the page was never a part of my original proposal (on the other page) and maybe the people who wished for the moving should be doing their own work on that front. I still struggle to understand what you mean by the last sentence since we have situations like Indians linking to Indian which has multiple links on it, so it would make sense to me with the same logic that Karelians would link to Karelian with multiple links on it. Vilutar (talk) 14:03, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Hi Vilutar, this is where the point about WP:PRECISION comes in. FOARP (talk) 14:08, 28 April 2022 (UTC)

Arbitration case openedEdit

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Conduct_in_deletion-related_editing. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Conduct_in_deletion-related_editing/Evidence. Please add your evidence by July 9, 2022, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Conduct_in_deletion-related_editing/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, firefly ( t · c ) 11:20, 18 June 2022 (UTC)