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United States presidential election articlesEdit

Hi, thanks for writing these articles! Just to warn you in case you didn't know, while I understand that the new format of articles of this type is "YYYY United States presidential election in [state]", a lot of links were set up in the past on the assumption that an article would be created in future in the old format. So without a redirect page, those links will stay red even though there's an article on the topic. I've been setting up relevant redirects but just warning you in case I've missed any! Blythwood (talk) 05:12, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

@Blythwood: If you're referring to the links in the navboxes, normally I just change them as I create them, though I may miss a few. I'll pay close attention to change those, or I can just create the "United States presidential election in [state], YYYY" redirects at the same time I create the properly named articles if that would work better. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 05:16, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Sure. I wondered about that but I thought it was quickest to create redirects because there seem to be quite a lot of these redlinks. For instance for the Oregon 1936 article there's four links to the old-format article title, one from quite an obscure-looking article that might easily get missed (List of third party performances in United States presidential elections). And of course someone who doesn't know or forgot about the new format could easily create another link to an old-format title at some point in future. Blythwood (talk) 05:21, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
@Blythwood: I think it's easiest for me to create the old-style redirects at the same time that I create the new-style pages. That way, the links in the massive state-by-state results tables (1936 United States presidential election#Results by state, for example) won't stay red; otherwise they'd have to be changed by hand and that would take way too much time and effort to do. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 05:30, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
@Blythwood: Though I will also thank you for bringing this to my attention, and for all the redirects you've already made - I'm sure it's rather tedious work that's not extremely fun to do, so thank you for being the one to do it. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 05:42, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
No worries. Incidentally, I was just looking at related pages-if/when you get onto 1932, someone's categorised Wikimedia Commons images on that election by state, so there's a lot of categories e.g. here and here that could be linked to articles. Blythwood (talk) 06:28, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Flag of the City of Clinton, South Carolina.pngEdit

 

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Nomination of Alabama–Clemson football rivalry for deletionEdit

 

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An invitation to discussionEdit

I kindly invite you to the discussion on Template talk:Infobox election#The Bolding issue to decide whether to bold the winner in the election infobox. Lmmnhn (talk) 19:18, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of 2019 Arlington mayoral electionEdit

 

The article 2019 Arlington mayoral election has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Suburban mayoral elections are unlikely to pass GNG

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Nomination of 2019 Arlington mayoral election for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2019 Arlington mayoral election is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2019 Arlington mayoral election until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. SounderBruce 01:16, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for 2019 College Football Playoff National ChampionshipEdit

 On 10 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Alabama's 28-point loss against Clemson in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship was their worst-ever defeat under head coach Nick Saban? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2019 College Football Playoff National Championship. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "pending changes reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on pages protected by pending changes. The list of articles awaiting review is located at Special:PendingChanges, while the list of articles that have pending changes protection turned on is located at Special:StablePages.

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TonyBallioni (talk) 03:55, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi, can you check if my page has been reviewed?Edit

Hello, I created the page Kharagpur Raj and I was wondering if you could take the time to review it? I would appreciate it. Thank you.BanaBahadir (talk) 14:50, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

@BanaBahadir: Hi, and thank you for your article. While I have applied for New Page Patrol, I have not been granted that right yet, so as of now I am unable to review pages. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 15:24, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for accepting my conversion therapy editEdit

I need help, as the user JzG keeps erasing it.2601:447:4101:5780:25D8:1668:B28D:F04D (talk) 18:36, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

@2601:447:4101:5780:25D8:1668:B28D:F04D: I am not going to become further involved in the conflict so as to avoid getting involved in an WP:EDITWAR. JzG does bring up a good point, however: you need to try to find a secondary source to support your claims (WP:PRIMARY) and make sure they are presented without any bias (WP:NPOV). PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 18:44, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Then why did you accept it? Here is at least another source noting it among other UK bills.[1].2601:447:4101:5780:25D8:1668:B28D:F04D (talk) 18:48, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

I thought you had also accepted directly from the UK Parliament too.[2]

@2601:447:4101:5780:25D8:1668:B28D:F04D: I accepted it because I saw it listed at Special:PendingChanges and I assumed the edit was in good faith. I was unaware that there was an edit war going on between you and JzG. I do not have any knowledge regarding the ins-and-outs of the particular bill itself, so that is between you and JzG. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 18:55, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
It should be reverted, there is ongoing discussion on Talk and the edit is not compliant with WP:NPOV, WP:V and WP:RS. Guy (Help!) 18:58, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@JzG: As someone wishing to remain neutral, I am unfamiliar with the ins-and-outs of the topic and the structure of British government and legislation. Would this be considered a reliable secondary source in your eyes? In other words, what about the edit does not satisfy the NPOV, V, and RS? PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 19:05, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Just read on the article's talk page where you said that this was not reliable. Above question has been marked out. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 19:07, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@PCN02WPS: One of my fellow-admins has rolled back and fully protected the article, so we're all good. No criticism attaches to you. Our IP friend is being tiresome, but will hopefully find out how all this works on the Talk page. Guy (Help!) 21:36, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@JzG: sounds good, thank you for all your help! PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 02:22, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

List of GangsEdit

How can I get my list added to namespace?

List of Gangs in the Cayman Islands (talk) 21:24, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

@List of Gangs in the Cayman Islands: Hi, and thank you for your efforts to improve the encyclopedia. Before editing any further, please make sure you know the difference between an article and a user page; the page you added to List of gangs was your user page (it contained one link, which was to another user page (User:Watercourse Clique)). Please make sure that you are not creating accounts and userpages rather than articles. Based on the fact that both User:List of Gangs in the Cayman Islands and User:Watercourse Clique were created today and have a combined six edits, I am going to go out on a limb and say that you were the creator of both pages. If you have any questions as to how to create and improve mainspace articles, please do not hesitate to message me further. Thanks, PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 21:39, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

I got my team to do the workEdit

66.97.20.206 (talk) 21:42, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

WishEdit

Hello. Help expand for article Maureen Wroblewitz. Thanks you. Uuithy (talk) 03:03, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

@Uuithy: Hi, is there anything in specific you need help improving? PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 03:13, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

No titleEdit

I've been asked by PCN02WPS to leave message on this page about sourcing for the edit that I did on the Jesse Owens page. Please do read this carefully--it's important. The statement is circulating widely that Roosevelt invited the 1936 Olympic team to the White House but Owens and other black athletes were not invited. As I believe I indicated in the edit, I did a Proquest newspaper search--a superb database including not only major mainstream newspapers but leading black ones--for the whole period of 1936 after the team returned. There was no indication that any of them had ever visited the White House. The story is made up. I read many stories about what Owens was doing this fall and some explicit discussion of his claim that FDR never sent him a telegram, but there was nothing in any story about an event at the White House. I don't know how to "source" a non-event, although I believe I did refer to the Proquest source in my edit. We could refer readers to the blog post I did myself on the subject if you want. Please share your reaction to this in any event. The false story is circulating by the tens of thousands because of Black History Month--that's how I saw it--and I would really like to knock it down. Thanks.

David Kaiser KaiserD2 (talk) 23:31, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

@KaiserD2: Hi, maybe I should have been more clear in the message I left on your user page. I found no problem with your edit to the Jesse Owens article except that it fails WP:V as it was not sourced. The edit will more than likely be approved if you include with it a reliable source (WP:RS); a self-published blog would not qualify as such. Rather, a secondary source (such as one of the aforementioned newspapers that you searched through, if they mention that none of the team was invited) would be perfect as a reliable, neutral (WP:NPOV), secondary source. On a separate note, please put all new messages at the bottom of my talk page (you can reply to me right under this message). Thanks, PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 23:50, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
@KaiserD2: For additional information on self-published sourcing, please see WP:SPS and WP:RSSELF. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 23:53, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

New page reviewer grantedEdit

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I have unreviewed a page you curatedEdit

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Atlantic306 (talk) 13:33, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

@Atlantic306: Thanks for the heads-up, still getting used to the page curation toolbar. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 15:09, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Rivalries results table settingsEdit

I checked that discussion page a little bit and didn't see related discussion. Did you talk with other users about this? 七战功成 01:42, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

@七战功成: here's the link: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football/Archive 21; see the "Rivalry results table settings" header listed at No. 39 in the table of contents. As you'll see in the discussion, I was against universal adoption of the extended format but I support for instances where both teams are often ranked. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 01:53, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

I think the argument there is not quite well-reasoned, Alabama and Clemson were not ranked quite often when they played until recently. That style actually makes the content looks a little copious. 七战功成 03:31, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

@七战功成: IMO, because the two teams have both been ranked in each of their last five meetings, the series qualifies for an expanded table. I don't want this to become a WP:EDITWAR, so I propose we compromise and open a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football if necessary. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 03:44, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
@七战功成: Can you stop reverting so we can talk about this please? Should I ask for opinions at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football? PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 23:47, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

I opened the discussion in there and notified you, you didn't know? 七战功成 00:17, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@七战功成: Didn't show up in my notifications nor my watchlist. Weird. My apologies, I've responded. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 00:45, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

seriously?Edit

Did you not read the edit summary when I created the page Political positions of Amy Klobuchar? it is a copy paste. it was spunoff from the article. see the talk page. Hydromania (talk) 01:37, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@Hydromania: Apologies, oversight on my part. Thanks for your work. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 01:41, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
No worries. WP:SLOWDOWN only covers stress, not going too fast :) Hydromania (talk) 01:43, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Hydromania: I'll give it a read regardless. PCN02WPS (talk | contribs) 01:46, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello PCN02WPS,

News
Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
Reminders
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
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