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Re: Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Briarcliff Manor/archive1Edit

Please stop making revisions to this page. The only way that topic becomes a featured topic is if 10 of its articles are either featured articles or featured lists. Articles can't simply be removed as you did here to make it have 2/3 featured articles.-- 10:18, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Frogs portEdit

I noticed that all of the selected pictures at Portal:Frogs/Selected picture are identical. Not sure why this is the case, as each separate selected image page should have a different image, rather than the same one. North America1000 21:56, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

@Northamerica1000: don't know either, I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up. UnitedStatesian (talk) 21:57, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
I noticed that you're working on it. While you're at the pages, would you mind removing the word "Description", and if present "Photo credit: name" for the image credit? It would really help out. At MfD people are complaining a lot about incomplete matters in portals. Regardless, since you're already working on the pages, it would save me the time of having to go and then make the corrections after you perform the fixes. North America1000 01:49, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Also, please consider holding off on portal page moves. I just spent around two hours or so fixing Portal:Mesopotamia after your series of page moves of Portal:Ancient Near East to the Mesopotamia portal, and it's very tedious. The subpage formatting was all mussed up. North America1000 01:52, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Could you please consider holding off on what appears to be your planned move of Portal:Library and information science? Again, other page moves you have performed is breaking portals. Sorry, and it's really not my thing to tell people what to do (hence the "please consider"), but I'm concerned at this point that in the process of breaking portals, you are also making them much more susceptible for nomination at MfD. Some users don't look into the history of portals at MfD, often only basing !votes upon what's immediately seen. I also don't want to have to spend hours performing fixes after hasty portal page moves. Hope you understand. North America1000 01:59, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Sorry to inundate, but your page move of the main Creating Portal:Ancient Near East/Key topic page and its subpages to Portal:Mesopotamia/Key topic and those subpages has left all 21 entries broken, with redlinks reading, "Portal:Ancient Near East/Key topic/Layout". So, I'm going to fix this now too. Please stop moving pages around if you're not going to fix them in the process. North America1000 02:15, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
@Northamerica1000:, thanks for cleaning up my mess; I unexpectedly got called away mid-cleanup or would normally have spent the hours needed to do it on all the portals myself (as I did previously for Portal:Business, Portal:Human sexuality, Portal:Mathematical analysis, several others), and will do it more quickly on any future moves. I think your concern is overdone, as none of the post-move Portals has been brought to MfD while the cleanup is in process. I still think moving to a broader topic is a good idea, and think a move to Portal:Libraries is the one that makes the most sense to do next. Are you ok with my doing that, along with all the necessary cleanup, given my above commitment? UnitedStatesian (talk) 10:58, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
I would prefer for the portal to stay as Portal:Library and information science. It's a broader topic in this format, whereas changing the topic to the narrower Library portal will lessen it's scope. The proof is in the categories:
Select [►] to view subcategories
Select [►] to view subcategories
At MfD, people are more for the broadest scope stuff staying around, and are eagerly wanting to delete narrower scope stuff. North America1000 11:08, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
I disagree; the categories are not a good indicator of scope. We have had libraries for nearly 3,000 years; both of the sciences are much more recent inventions. And information sceince overlaps with Portal:Information technology, which goes against WP:POG's prohibition of redundancy. I will eventually take it to MfD at its current name. UnitedStatesian (talk) 11:24, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Nb. I have declined the G6 for the Portal:Libraries page again, as this is not non-controversial, in my view. I have commented at Portal talk:Library and information science, which is the preferred arena, so others can see what is occurring, and for the chance for others to opine. North America1000 07:42, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Page movesEdit

  • I don't have time right now to address the Libraries matter. I have spent around 10 hours of my editing time now fixing the errors you have created all over the place by your page moves, and I am still finding more. You did not update the links on many, many of the pages, which I have been working on. At this point, your page moves are significantly disrupting Wikipedia. For example, at Portal:Monarchy, it was all lit up with red links on the main portal page after your page moves. This is not how Wikipedia is supposed to work. So, I have to request that you please follow the instructions at WP:MOVEPORTAL and have an administrator perform the page moves, because I will not be able to continuously spend hours fixing the hundreds of errors you have been creating. North America1000 14:06, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
I restored that Royalty cat at Portal:Monarchy, in part because most of the content in the actual portal is about Royalty. You simply changed the title of the portal, but it was changed from Portal:Royalty, which most of the content is about. These page moves are also causing problems in that you're trying to change their topical scope too much, and way too fast. North America1000 14:19, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
If Royalty is under Monarchy (it is) and Royalty's full tree can be viewed by clicking on the arrow next to Royalty (it can) what is the value of repeating the entire Royalty tree a second time? UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:23, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Go look at the subpages I have been fixing. The content is mostly about royalty, royal subjects, palaces, etc. There is very little about actual governance. This is another reason why the page moves are very problematic. You're changing the topical scope, but not adding additional content to subpages about the more specific topic. Readers go to the page and it's full of information about royalty. It would be misleading to omit the Royalty category at this time per all of this. People will see only the Monarchy category and wonder why it is not particularly matching the content of the page, other than in a subcat amongst many. North America1000 14:35, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Take a look at Portal:Monarchy/Featured biography, the subpages of which I am fixing right now per the page moves you have performed; a bunch of red links. The portal's focus is on royalty at this time. Changing the name does not change all of the content. North America1000 14:39, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
All right. After spending hours fixing hundreds of errors you created, it's kind of easy to assume. At any rate, hopefully you're not angry or anything. You haven' thanked me or anything for the serious time I have spent to fix your errors. You don't have to, of course, it's just different. If it were me, I'd be thanking a person and helping out to correct my own errors. North America1000 15:03, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. I have been helping out too of course, and am happy to fix any errors you bring to my attention if you give me a chance to. UnitedStatesian (talk) 15:06, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Hey, thanks, just trying to let you know that I'm not much into ordering people around and all of that. Difficult to express exactingly in short notes, and I'm getting tired at this time. North America1000 15:10, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Cats in the SandboxEdit

Hello, and thanks for the tip. I noticed I'm now listed as having pictures from Wikimedia Commons. Is there a fix for this? Thanks Davidlwinkler (talk) 13:51, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

@Davidlwinkler: I don't know; suggest you go to Wikipedia:Help desk. UnitedStatesian (talk) 17:58, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Much obliged. Thanks (talk) 08:28 May 2019 (UTC)

SoftwinEdit

Hiya, I noticed you previously WP:PRODed Softwin. I had nominated it for deletion. If you are interested, please chime in at the article. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 15:53, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Portal: GeophysicsEdit

UnitedStatesian, thank you both for starting this AfD and for ending it. I wasn't very satisfied with the portal, and the comments inspired me to do better and think about what I want this page to do. I would like to respond to your plea to not waste time on a portal.

Geophysics is a big subject. Every year, about 25,000 scientists attend the American Geophysical Union meeting, and the range of subjects is mind-boggling. Based purely on the number of articles, the subject would easily merit a WikiProject, but I doubt it would attract enough editors to make it thrive. For me, this page is a sort of personal WikiProject, a way of showcasing the breadth and depth of the subject. I don't intend to spend a lot of time on it, but I have some ideas for making it better. For one thing, it's fun to add all of the Geophysics news stories that Wikinews overlooks.

I recently helped Ansel Adams, a page with 550,000 pageviews per year, achieve GA status. I just raised a stub, Primulaceae, to DYK status because it has been around since 2002 and has sister pages in 56 Wikipedias. Next, I am working to raise Momentum to GA status - it is level 3 vital and has 630,000 views per year. But sometimes I choose to do something that fewer people will see because it gives me satisfaction.

And in the final analysis, if we were only motivated by practical concerns, would any of us be editing Wikipedia? RockMagnetist(talk) 17:07, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Please STOP moving portal pagesEdit

You are still moving portal pages around, but breaking previous, non-automated versions of the portals in the process. Then, nobody can change the portals back to the pre-automated format without having to first go through your errors. This really needs to stop.

I understand that you want the portals to be properly named, but breaking previous versions is not the way to go about it. North America1000 08:41, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

@Northamerica1000:: it broke because you reverted it to the multi-page version, NOT because I moved it: at the time of the move it had no errors. UnitedStatesian (talk) 13:42, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Some users are actively reverting automated portals to non-automated versions, and broken pages significantly impedes the process, creating more work for those who are performing the reversions. If you aren't going to fix the subpages after page moves, then please post your requests to Wikipedia:Requested moves/Technical requests, rather than leaving broken subpages in place. North America1000 22:25, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
As I said before, It was a single page portal when I moved it, so there were no subpages for me to fix. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:28, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

Please Move Draft:Portal:Autism to Portal SpaceEdit

Construction has finished and it is ready to .... well..... ready to portal :) - Nolan Perry Yell at me! 14:18, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello UnitedStatesian,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

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Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

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Draft:Blue BuffaloEdit

 

Hello, UnitedStatesian. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or draft page you started, Draft:Blue Buffalo.

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been deleted. If you wish to retrieve it, you can request its undeletion by following the instructions at this link. An administrator will, in most cases, restore the submission so you can continue to work on it. — JJMC89(T·C) 22:29, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Your draft article, Draft:Hay GroupEdit

 

Hello, UnitedStatesian. It has been over six months since you last edited the Articles for Creation submission or Draft page you started, "Hay Group".

In accordance with our policy that Wikipedia is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace, the draft has been nominated for deletion. If you plan on working on it further, or editing it to address the issues raised if it was declined, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}}, {{db-draft}}, or {{db-g13}} code.

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 15:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: List of mammals of Prince Edward Island (May 21)Edit

Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by CASSIOPEIA was:  The comment the reviewer left was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
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Order of NigeriaEdit

  Ribbon of the Order of Nigeria
Your username may denote "United States", but your contributions is a reminder to all that Wikipedia is indeed a global community. This is for saving the Nigerian portal from deletion. I want to also let you know that you're not alone in maintaining the portal. HandsomeBoy (talk) 08:28, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @HandsomeBoy: not quite saved yet, but hopefully that is the outcome. Thanks for your excellent work as well. UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:20, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Inside Man 2 has been acceptedEdit

Inside Man 2, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
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Your submission at Articles for creation: Jeremy Moon (entrepreneur) has been acceptedEdit

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please move my GLAM pages back to what they wereEdit

Hi, I noticed that you changed the names of the pages in my GLAM page for the Harold B. Lee Library. I understand the desire to include punctuation in the URL, but please change it back. Changing the name changes the URLs, and I have directed students to the old URLs. I would prefer that they don't find broken links from those URLs. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 16:48, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Hey @Rachel Helps (BYU): sorry about that; I believe I have just now recreated all of the pages without the period so they work, but if you see any other issues, please let me know. Happy editing! UnitedStatesian (talk) 18:06, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
I made the pages you missed into redirects. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 19:28, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

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Nomination of Portal:Adele for deletionEdit

 

There is currently a discussion taking place as to whether Portal:Adele should be deleted at MfD.
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Discussion at Talk:Sea#Merger_proposal Edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Sea#Merger_proposal . Sdkb (talk) 05:48, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Portal short descriptionsEdit

Would it save time to put the standard short description into {{Portal maintenance status}}, as has been done with {{Disambiguation}}, rather than adding it to each page? Using |noreplace would allow it to be overridden for individual portals. (Example in {{Disambiguation page short description}}.) Also, would Wikipedia portal be a better description? Certes (talk) 14:19, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

The update is one click, so does not take that much time. And almost every portal has already had an SD added, so I don't think it is worth the effort to change the {{Portal maintenance status}} code. UnitedStatesian (talk) 14:23, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: West Hill Secondary School has been acceptedEdit

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Dona Nelson (artist) (June 4)Edit

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Grand City Properties (June 4)Edit

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Sandbox catsEdit

Thanks! Jacobisq (talk) 08:06, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Task force removalEdit

Hi, in making this edit, there was no need to renumber task force 10 to task force 9 - the WPBannerMeta template (and its subtemplates) has no problem with gaps in the number sequence. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:31, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! UnitedStatesian (talk) 19:38, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Portal:Republic of IrelandEdit

I notice that you tagged the page Portal:Republic of Ireland for speedy deletion with the reason "G6". While that's a valid reason for speedy deletion in general, this page does not qualify for speedy deletion under that criterion because this request is not uncontroversial, and I was unable to locate a consensus for the move. If you still want the page Portal:Ireland moved to this title, please open a move request on the talk page, so the merits can be debated, and a consensus formed. Thank you. IffyChat -- 08:34, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Rollback on Portal:TrainsEdit

While I appreciate the effort in your recent edit to the lead section of Portal:Trains, the editors involved in WP:Trains have come to consensus some time ago that the text included on the portal is better than the lead section of the train article. There is a comment at the top of the section's source code that asks editors not to transclude the article lead there. Thanks! Slambo (Speak) 10:44, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

User:Durova/Triple crown winner's circleEdit

Hi there. Can you explain whether this edit of yours was made by Durova's request, or for some other good reason? Thanks, AGK ■ 00:01, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

@AGK: userspace redirects are not normally categorized with {{R to project space}}. Feel free to revert if you disagree with the blanking. UnitedStatesian (talk) 03:22, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Keller Rinaudo has been acceptedEdit

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