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Question from MoonlightVector (18:58, 31 August 2021)Edit

Hello, Im wondering if you can send some people to help review and fully translate --MoonlightVector 18:58, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

Hello, MoonlightVector, it's good to see you've been so active as an editor. I'm afraid your "List of islands of Greece by area" duplicates the section "Islands of Greece by size" in List of islands of Greece. There is therefore no point in continuing to work on the article. Before you start working on a draft of a new article, you should carefully check to see what already exists.--Ipigott (talk) 08:49, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
Translation Tool. MoonlightVector 12:20, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
MoonlightVector: There's no point in translating your draft as List of islands of Greece is already available in many different languages. What exactly do you need assistance with?--Ipigott (talk) 13:01, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
I said by area. MoonlightVector 13:05, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
MoonlightVector: That's why I pointed to "Islands of Greece by size". The size is based on the area. It's the same thing.--Ipigott (talk) 13:08, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
Ok then you might as well delete it. Im not working on it anymore. MoonlightVector 13:09, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

Question from MoonlightVector (19:43, 31 August 2021)Edit

Another thing, I want you to assess this article again, Vere Bird Jr.. It has been assessed over 9 years ago and it should be time to do it again. Its not a GA anymore but probably a B or A --MoonlightVector 19:43, 31 August 2021 (UTC)

MoonlightVector: If you have concerns about the quality of Vere Bird Jr. you should bring them up on the article's talk page. Maybe you were the editor (using your ip address) who added the date of birth as October 1936. If so, you need to include a reference. Maybe you found the date in this source. I see it's url has simply been pasted in at the bottom of the reference section. It now needs to be correctly integrated into the text, perhaps immediately after the dates of birth and death at the beginning of the article. Do you need help with this?--Ipigott (talk) 09:05, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

a barnstar for you!Edit

  Women in Red Women in Latin America contest
Ipigott Thank you for your additions August 2021 WomenArtistUpdates (talk) 00:36, 1 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, WomenArtistUpdates. I'm pleased to see we improved on our July performance. Perhaps we can do even better in September integrating all those Latin-American writers.--Ipigott (talk) 09:10, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

Question from Astro.gianca (19:15, 2 September 2021)Edit

Hi Ipigott, I hope you are fine! I made some improvement on the page I wrote on Joel Sercel, adding several additional references. Is it possible to ask for a review about the warnings added in July? Is there anything else I can improve? I would like to add a photo, however I think it wouldnìt be good with those nasty labels... Thank you for your support! --Astro.gianca (talk) 19:15, 2 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi there, Astro.gianca, and thanks for keeping in touch. I've removed the tags as the article has considerably improved. Keep up the good work and let me know if you need further help.--Ipigott (talk) 20:09, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Thank you so much Ipigott! I would like to translate it into Italian and add a photo. DO you have any suggestion? Thank you again! --Astro.gianca (talk) 20:25, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Astro.gianca: I'm no expert on images of living people but I believe it might be in order to use a shot from YouTube, e.g. from this sequence.--Ipigott (talk) 09:22, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

A goat for you!Edit

Thank you for being such a welcoming editor & for your help with the History of the WBA: Wiki Edit-a-Thon!

Chrysanthemum123 (talk) 17:33, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks very much, Chrysanthemum123, and please forgive me for my misuse of pronouns. As a Brit from the early 1940s, I find it extremely difficult to adapt but I'll try to do better in the future. Many of us have been able to cope with "he/she" (or "she/he") but the "they/their/them" sequence with plural verbs for just one person is difficult to absorb. As someone familiar with Scandinavian usage, I find the Swedish solution with "hen" (instead of "han" or "hun") much easier to cope with. Pity we don't have an equivalent in English. In any case, keep up the good work and let me know if ever I can be of any further assistance.--Ipigott (talk) 20:04, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

Gerti DaubEdit

Hi there Ipigott. I had a question about the Gerti Daub article - back in August of 2020 you rated the article as "B-class" on the talk page. I confess that I did not know about article "classes" before today; the reason I bring this up is because an anonymous IP/new account has been re-adding massive amounts of unsourced/unencyclopedic material to the article, over the objections of at least myself and another editor (User:Jjj1238). Would you mind taking a look over there? Thank you. Wes sideman (talk) 12:43, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi there, Wes sideman, and thanks for asking for my advice. I've been looking into the editing history of this article and see that you deleted almost all the content in January 2021 and then started to re-add it. I'm afraid there's not much I can do about it.--Ipigott (talk) 13:42, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
Well, I didn't just indiscriminately "delete almost all the content" - if you actually read the content that used to be there, it was extremely un-enyclopedic and read like a film script for a dramatized version of Gerti Daub's life. Most of that material was unsourced or poorly sourced as well. There was one massive section in particular ("Behind the Curtain") that was a direct copyright violation - just Daub's own words, lifted word-for-word and pasted into the article. I'm genuinely curious if you actually looked closely at the article before you rated it "B-class". Wes sideman (talk) 13:57, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
Maybe I didn't look into the all the details of the article in sufficient detail at the time. In assessing articles, I often rely on the findings of ORES and Rater. In this case, that may have been a mistake, given your copyright claims. I suggest you continue the discussion on the article's talk page. I try to avoid involvement in potential edit wars. That said, I hope you manage to sort things out to your satisfaction. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 15:26, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Wes sideman, of course you indiscriminately deleted almost all the content of the Gerti Daub article. Anyone can see that. And to claim it was unsourced or poorly sourced is ridiculous. It is better sourced than most of the Wikipedia articles. (talk) 20:03, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi, Ipigott. I don’t see how Wes sideman can disagree with you and say he didn’t delete almost all the content for Gerti Daub in January, 2021. He clearly did. Nor can I understand why he wants to so badly that he will go so far as to ask you to change the B-class ratings you gave it. He says massive amounts of unsourced material is being added. That’s simply not true;it's liberally sourced. He also claims that the section “Behind the Curtain” was a “direct copyright violation” and that supports his position that you should re-examine the entry.

If you look at the revision for 03:33 14 October 2014, you will see that I was the one who contributed the “Behind the Curtain” part to the Daub entry. Please note that there was no copyright violation as I have Gerti Daub Hollmann’s express, written permission to use “Behind the Curtain.” If you doubt this, you can contact Ms. Hollmann at her website: and she will assure you I did not violate any copyrights. Rwgutmann (talk) 09:43, 12 September 2021 (UTC)

Rwgutmann: Thanks for these clarifications. Under the present circumstances, I will not be reassessing the article. As I said earlier, I think it would be better to comment on the article's talk page where other interested editors might like to intervene.--Ipigott (talk) 09:47, 12 September 2021 (UTC)
Rwgutmann Are you the same user as Fixitrightnow, this IP, and this IP? Wes sideman (talk) 12:47, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
I guess you are. You're also (probably) Richard Gutmann, who wrote this letter about Gerti Daub. I'm sorry to see that you've been blocked. If you'd like to discuss potential changes to the article, I am listening. Wes sideman (talk) 13:57, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

Question from Blaze The Wolf (19:51, 15 September 2021)Edit

Hello! So I'm definitely not a new user, however I decided to check out what the new user main page looked like and I noticed that it said you were my mentor. I'm just curious as to what exactly makes you a mentor and what the system uses to choose who's a mentor to who. Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 19:51, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi there, Blaze: Thanks for your query. I've been actively editing since 2006 and in recent years have done quite a bit of mentoring, especially in connection with new contributors to wp:Women in Red. Maybe that's why I received an invitation to participate in the first experimental phase of this kind of mentoring on the English Wikipedia. I thought it would be interesting to volunteer as we certainly have a major problem in retaining new contributors, most of whom edit very little, if at all, after registering. You can see from the editing history of this page that I've been faced with quite a mixed bag of questions, with only a few newcomers seriously interested in editing. That said, apparently our efforts have paid dividends. I see you joined Wikipedia almost a year ago and that much of your editing has been in connection with the Teahouse. If you would like to become more active in creative editing, i.e. adding extensive new content to existing articles or creating new ones, please let me know. I might be able to help you along. As a high school student, there must be lots of areas you could usefully address on Wikipedia. Hope this helps.--Ipigott (talk) 09:03, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
@Ipigott: You are MOSTLY correct in me being a high school student that I have a lot of areas I could address on Wikipedia. I actually have a few classes I've hated so I"ve pretty much forgotten what I learned in those classes. I've actually received help in adding new content to an article (the article being SnowRunner) from PMC and am now currently working on adding content to another article (that article being Slime Rancher which I've already done some copyedits on). However I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer me in doing so. Thanks! Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 13:09, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Blaze The Wolf: Yes, I see you added a chunk to Slime Rancher but you failed to give a source. Maybe you could add one now? It's really important to show where information comes from. Let me know if you run into any problems. (You don't need to ping me when you add comments to my talk page - I'm alerted automatically.)--Ipigott (talk) 13:19, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Oop I forgot about you automatically getting notifs from me replying on your talk page. What chunk are you referring to exactly? All I've really done so far is change up some of the wording that's already on the page. I've also added the development section but I've left it blank for now while I'm working on finding sources for info I'm going to put in it. Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 13:22, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Blaze The Wolf: It's this piece: "Some of the types of slimes available in game include, docile (not feral), harmful, non-farmable, and feral. Most slimes also have a Gordo version of themselves. These are found across the Far Far Range. Players can shoot food items at them until they explode, to gain normal versions of the Gordo slime's species. When exploded they also produce crates containing random loot as well as either a teleporter or "slime key" which allow access to new areas or fast-travel between known areas." You need to include a reference.--Ipigott (talk) 13:25, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Sorry to interrupt but...Yay!!! You found my good friend, Ian, Blaze The Wolf. When I first came to Wikipedia which was actually around the same time as you, I started out on the Cherokee Wikipedia where I made minor edits to existing articles. I shifted over to the English Wikipedia to edit articles on the Cherokee people here. I found WiR sometime right after that and immediately set out in creating articles for Cherokee women as per our Indigenous women event in August of every year. That directly led me to Ian and SusunW. I can't express what these two have meant to me as an editor here, much less how much I love them as people. There are very few that I would trust more to offer advice and assist new editors or those with experience that are just seeking to add to their own knowledge about Wikipedia than Ian. I appreciate your presence at the Teahouse, @Blaze The Wolf, and also your willingness to ask questions and take advice into consideration when it is given. Thank you for being here and contributing to this great adventure! I'll slip off into wiki-world now.     --ARoseWolf 13:30, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Ah ok. That wasn't something I added but it was merely something that was already there and I simply just changed up the wording. However I could try and find a source for this. I'm actually wondering if some of that came from the Slime Rancher Wiki on Fandom as I noticed that it uses the word "docile" however from my experience playing the game, it's never used the word docile (although it has used feral). Obviously my experience playing the game won't work as a reference per WP:OR, although I'm fairly sure there's a policy/essay somewhere that basically says, if something is obvious and can easily be observed, it doesn't need a reference (for example you don't need to provide a source for a human having 5 fingers. I made use of this policy/essay in SnowRunner) Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 13:32, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Blaze The Wolf: You might find it useful to look at When and why to cite sources and the other information about sources on the same page. Whenever I add content, I always include my source unless there is already a reference in the same paragraph which covers the facts. Good to hear from you ARoseWolf. Small world! Two wolves in close collaboration! Sounds like a great combination.--Ipigott (talk) 13:42, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
We do tend to run in packs!   Aaaahhhhhoooooo! lol --ARoseWolf 13:48, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Yep. lol it's kinda funny how many wolves I've run into on the internet. Anyways, I will go ahead and take a look at that and I will also try and find a source for that section. Although I might be able to use the game's "tutorial" as it basically gives you information about new things related to the game's mechanics as you discover them. Technically it's part of what's referred to as the "Slimepedia" in game, however it's a specific section that I would consider the tutorial. Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 14:03, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Right now I"m actually trying to find the essay/policy that basically says that not everything requires a source. I know it has a link to a diff where someone put [citation needed] next to a statement of humans having five fingers, however I can't seem to remember what it's called. Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 14:12, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Blaze The Wolf: There are several essays on excessive referencing. Maybe you were looking for Wikipedia:Citation_overkill. It's nevertheless important to make sure readers can verify the source of added content as it frequently happens that new contributors simply add their own feelings or interpretations. Reference to good secondary sources is preferable to citing primary sources. If you are particularly interested in video games, you should read Wikipedia:Writing articles on video game genres. Hope this helps.--Ipigott (talk) 15:11, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
I found it. It's WP:BLUESKY. Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 15:14, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Blaze The Wolf: I certainly agree that there's no need to cite the obvious but rules and tactics in video games are hardly common knowledge. You should look carefully at some of the background articles I have suggested above. You might also be inspired to create your own article on a game or possibly on people associated with the genre. See, for example, Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Video games which lists some of the women involved. You could start with a draft in your user space.--Ipigott (talk) 15:27, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
I do agree with what you're saying. THere is actually a specific subject sort of related to video games that I've been wanting to create an article on, however I haven't gotten close to started because I'm afraid I'll get started and then find that there aren't enough sources available to establish its notability. That subject is an electronic music group called Hyper Potions. An article with that name did exist at one point however it simply just redirected to a specific section of Sonic Mania which they made 2 songs for. It no longer exists because of a RfD I did. Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 15:39, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Question from KaybeesquaredEdit

Hello - advice welcome Sam Mort article has had major deletion and all the details including reliable sourced verifiable statements of Mort's key actions in Afghanistan (and then her statements which differed from UK and USA military and embassy staff) during Fall of Kabul (2021) has now been deleted entirely, and replaced with a recommendation to look at Mort's entries on Twitter.

As the editor who did this is a major blogger on the region, I am not contacting him directly to dispute this as yet, but seeking your advice as the rater of the article prior to this change.

Can you advise if it makes sense to reinstate some of the points that you would have considered previously relevant in rating the content. Thank you.

Kaybeesquared (talk) 20:29, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

@Kaybeesquared: Hey Kaybee! I know I'm not Ipigott (i'm watching their talk page) however I think it would be fine if you reverted that users edit as usually if someone removes sourced information. They appear to have a reason, however they said "according to their CV" and since I have no clue what a CV is, I'm wondering if they're talking about a source that is published by the articles subject. However I think first you should probably ask Salampax about their edit just to clarify what they were talking about. Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 20:41, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Thanks Blaze The Wolf but the edits related to her CV ( curriculum vitae ) are additions on her life prior to Afghanistan. In themselves they are fine, adding 'citation required' would be all that's needed. I will await rater's advice on the big deletion though. Thanks again for suggestion. Kaybeesquared (talk) 20:54, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

@Kaybeesquared: No problem! I deal with massive removals a lot and usually they're just vandals making themselves known. However this actually has an explanation (even if I don't entirely understand it) so as I said I think it would be a good idea to ask the user about their removal and try and get a clarification on their removal. Blaze The Wolf | Proud Furry | Discord: Blaze Wolf#0001 (talk) 21:02, 16 September 2021 (UTC)
Kaybeesquared: Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Salampax has contributed very little to Wikipedia and obviously is not aware of the importance of good secondary sources. A CV is seldom a basis for developing a biography. The passages removed were well sourced and should be retained. On the other hand, the passage beginning "Mort was interviewed on China Global Television Network in Europe..." which was deleted by Amigao should in my opinion not be re-inserted. Before restoring Salapax's deletions, I suggest you leave an explanation on the article's talk page, possibly with a link to this discussion. Please let me know if you run into any difficulties. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 08:15, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Thanks so much, that was my feeling too overall..but I didn't want to proceed and get in an argument.Your help is much appreciated. Kaybeesquared (talk) 08:18, 17 September 2021 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Anna Christiane LudvigsenEdit


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If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself. Liz Read! Talk! 15:35, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Liz: Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Please go ahead and delete it. It was created by mistake as I thought I was working in Commons.--Ipigott (talk) 15:42, 22 September 2021 (UTC)