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Bellingham danceEdit

Hello Bruce. Thanks - I am new to contributing to Wikipedia so I appreciate the feedback. I'm curious as to why you retained Northwest Ballet (while removing the link) but removed my new reference to Bellingham Repertory Dance. Northwest Ballet, Opus Performing Arts, and BAAY (along with several other dance schools in Bellingham) are schools that also put on performances of various levels of quality. Northwest Ballet, in particular, is not a professional or semi-professional dance company; they are a ballet school that runs a number of local performances throughout the year - in this way the are not different from several other dance and performing arts schools in Bellingham (although they attempt to market themselves as a "dance company"). They are also not a "theatre" as are the other "bullet points" in the "Local Theatre" section (btw I'm glad you added the Firehouse - I was planning to do that myself today). BAAY actually is a "theatre" - their facility includes a 90 seat performance space.

Bellingham Repertory Dance (commonly referred to as BRD), on the other hand, is a semi-professional contemporary dance company composed of trained adult dancers with significant dance experience. While not a "theatre" they are the only true dance company in Bellingham with the possible exception of "Kuntz and Company" (an ad-hoc group run by WWU dance professor Pam Kuntz).

I'm thinking of writing a separate article on BRD. As you are the local Wikipedia expert, I welcome your thoughts on this.

Thanks. Allan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Allanredstone (talkcontribs) 16:46, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Allanredstone, Your additions included external links, which aren't generally allowed in the body of an article. They also read a bit too much like an advertisement, which is something to be avoided as part of our neutral point of view guideline. You are welcome to write an article about BRD through the Articles for creation process as long as you aren't associated with these groups or have other close connections (WP:COI). SounderBruce 04:19, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

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MfD nomination of Portal:Washington (state)Edit

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Evergreen Hospital DYKEdit

I saw you created EvergreenHealth... what about a DYK featuring "...housed the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine on the West Coast"? - Bri.public (talk) 21:52, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

@Bri.public: Already using that as a hook. SounderBruce 22:02, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Duh, I should have looked at the talkpage. It's a good one. - Bri.public (talk) 22:10, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
Now something actually constructive ... maybe an article on Totem Lake could be in the works. There's also The Village at Totem Lake and the city's justice center in the area. It used to be on the fringes but now is in the center since the 2011 annexation of three northerly neighborhoods abutting Woodinville and Kenmore. There's a bunch of transit infrastructure planned as I'm sure you know. I'll put it on my to-do list. - Bri.public (talk) 22:14, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

2+U NamingEdit

Hi Bruce I got your message about the 2+U page. Is there a good way to connect you with my team at Skanska? We own the property and just noticed the change of the Wiki page so we'd like to correct the error.

Please let me know.

Thank you,

Seahawiki (talk) 17:03, 4 October 2019 (UTC) Michael — Preceding unsigned comment added by Seahawiki (talkcontribs) 16:44, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

@Seahawiki: We have a conflict of interest policy that outlines what you and your team will need to do. Basically, it is better to bring up issues on the talk page rather than making changes yourself. I have left a note on your talk page about the conflict of interest policy as well. SounderBruce 04:14, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Operation BootstrapEdit

Hello SounderBruce. Thanks for your response to my entry on Operation Bootstrap. You mentioned that my article was declined due to a lack of reliable sources. The sources I cited were: NY Times, LA Sentinel, Ebony magazine and Jet Magazine. Can you please explain in detail what you mean by lack of reliable sources so that I can make adjustments. Thank you.

Yolanda Hester — Preceding unsigned comment added by YYH Wiki (talkcontribs) 15:17, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

@YYH Wiki: Your citations are not properly formatted and thus hard to verify. Please follow the directions at WP:CS and include links. The article's subject does not seem to be independently notable, which needs to be explained through examples of consistent coverage that is long lasting. SounderBruce 21:16, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

User:SounderBruce/Sandbox/John F. DoreEdit

What do you want to do with this Good article? TheTrainNoch (talk) 06:17, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

@Techie3: I'd rather let it develop further once I can find more sources from that era. Right now it has chicken legs, with barely anything said about his actual mayoral term and plenty of details of his activities prior to the election. It's still common courtesy to not nominate incomplete drafts without consulting the primary contributors. SounderBruce 20:04, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Washington (state) portalEdit


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AfC notification: User:SounderBruce/Sandbox/John F. Dore has a new commentEdit

I've left a comment on your Articles for Creation submission, which can be viewed at User:SounderBruce/Sandbox/John F. Dore. Thanks! Bkissin (talk) 19:35, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

External Links, Sorry...Edit

I wanted to apologize for adding too many external links. It sincerely wasn't done with malicious intent or ulterior motives. I use Wikipedia a lot and my desire was to add to the content in a positive way. It will not happen again.Ianasarad (talk) 01:37, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

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2019 US Banknote ContestEdit

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November-December 2019

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