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Proposed deletion of José Silva (parapsychologist)Edit


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Unreferenced article with a slanted POV that has clearly not shown signs of improvement in years

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Discussion at Jabir ibn HayyanEdit

There is a discussion at Jabir ibn Hayyan about whether to include the title "father of early chemistry". Members of this WikiProject are kindly invited to express their opinion. Apaugasma (talk|contribs) 13:41, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Teresa Carlson COI edit requestsEdit

Hi! I've posted a few COI edit requests at Talk:Teresa Carlson (the VP of Public Sector at Amazon Web Services), looking to expand that article stub into a more complete article. Sharing in case anyone here is interested in taking a look. Thank you for any help or feedback! Mary Gaulke (talk) 20:51, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

David Rogier and MasterClassEdit

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I work for MasterClass, which I've disclosed on the article's talk page, my profile page, and the David Rogier talk page to be fully compliant with the site's rules. My Articles for Creation submission for David Rogier was accepted by one editor and then almost immediately redirected by another, who used the edit summary "there doesn't seem to be any other reason to have this paid-editor article". This comment seems to focus on my conflict of interest and not the subject's notability. Despite my efforts, I've struggled to get additional feedback on this draft article.

Since one editor considered the subject notable and another seems to disagree because of my conflict of interest, are there other editors here willing to take a look to help determine eligibility and/or share additional feedback? Related, I'm also receiving limited feedback at Talk:MasterClass even though I'm using the suggested "request edit" template. Might any project members be able to help here? Thanks in advance! MC Alyssa (talk) 21:57, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

@MC Alyssa: They were right to redirect it; Rogier appears to have done nothing notable enough to pass WP:NBIO except co-found, and serve as CEO of, a company that has a Wikipedia article (MasterClass). Since his notability is tied to the company's history, it should (only) be suitably covered at the company's article. The editor who redirected the article did not do so because of the COI; the edit reason is (being short when) explaining that there is no notability outside the company (and that because of this it's clear it was made by someone related). Kingsif (talk) 18:30, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

FAR noticeEdit

I have nominated Sviatoslav I for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 23:37, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Simon BainbridgeEdit

I'm not sure how this should be dealt with. An editor changed the article on Simon Bainbridge to say that he died yesterday. I can't find any online report to confirm this, so I reverted the change, but now another editor has added a date of death, again with no reference. Maybe these editors have personal knowledge, but shouldn't Wikipedia wait until there's an official announcement? And if he has died, the category "living people" should be removed. Thanks in anticipation. -- (talk) 13:52, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

There appears to be a reference. Kingsif (talk) 14:44, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks - that has been added since I posted. -- (talk) 14:54, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

Anna Laetitia Barbauld Featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated Anna Laetitia Barbauld for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 20:08, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

CCI completeEdit

Hello, a CCI relating to someone who basically only edited BLPs (though there are other scopes... this editor edited so much other stuff I can't notify all the projects ._.) just completed today. You can find it here, just make sure to check the revision history as we blanked the page. Some major articles include Shahid Balwa, Roman Abramovich, and Pablo Escobar off the top of my head. If this WikiProject is able to forward this to other Wikiprojects (especially for the ones with a lot of content removed; we would love to see them restored with content that follows copyright!), feel free to do so. Kind regards, and happy editing! Sennecaster (What now?) 03:36, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Help with DraftEdit

I have started a draft article about Draft: John Vogelstein, who started Warburg Pincus with Lionel Pincus. He’s a major figure in the history of finance and there’s no article about him. Would someone in this project like to offer advice and help with the draft? I have a COI because I have a personal relationship with Vogelstein. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fvogelstein (talkcontribs) 23:19, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Student Updating a Wikipedia PageEdit

Hi there, I am a student currently enrolled in a class where we have to improve a stub article. Our edits and the final quality of the wiki page will be used as our final marks. I will be updating/adding/editing '[Polyester Prince]' page over the coming 5 weeks. While this wiki page is an unauthorised biography and not exactly linked to this wikiproject, I do think it is relevant, and therefore, would love any input, advice, and tips over the coming weeks as I begin to slowly update the page. Thanks so much! --WaTErMelON690 (talk) 02:39, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

@WaTErMelON690: I think you've got the wrong place, this WikiProject is about biographical articles, e.g. Barack Obama. Maybe Wikipedia:WikiProject Books could help? I'd also review your wikilinking - you don't need to use urls, just the article name. Kingsif (talk) 07:11, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Student Updating a Wikipedia PageEdit

Hi everyone, I too am a student currently enrolled in a subject which requires the improvement of a stub article. I am writing on 'Hetty Johnston', an Australian politician and child sexual abuse advocate. I would really appreciate your advice and feedback over the coming weeks as our edits and contributions will make up our final grades for the subject. Thank you so much!Husseyp (talk) 10:49, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Courtesy link: Hetty Johnston.. Kingsif (talk) 18:03, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Multiple birthyears of a BLPEdit

I am working on putting references to birthdates on BLPs and have encountered a source detailing changes to the reported birth year of a BLP, Wang Ziwen. I have put out a message on Talk:Wang Ziwen over this. Would appreciate if someone who have experiences lend their 2c. thanks! – robertsky (talk) 15:48, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Employer InfoboxEdit

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this question, but I've been looking for an answer or guideline and haven't had much luck. How do we determine employer for people employed at child subsidiaries? I saw this for Kathleen Kennedy (producer) and Kevin Feige who are the heads of child subsidiaries that are owned by Disney. Kennedy is the president of Lucasfilm and Feige is the head of Marvel Studios and is the CCO at Marvel Entertainment. In order to keep these pages consistent would the parent subsidiary be the employer or would it be the company for which the person works? If this is already outlined somewhere can someone point me in the direction? Thanks! --Nemov (talk) 19:10, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Flagging edit request: AT&T CEO John StankeyEdit

Hello – I’m making this post in the hopes of drawing editor attention to an edit request that's been posted for AT&T CEO John Stankey’s article. There are some inaccuracies and a few areas that needed clarifying, so I've submitted the request to hopefully have those addressed. Please note, I’ve proposed these edits for FleishmanHillard on behalf of AT&T. Thanks for your time and consideration! Jon Gray (talk) 21:37, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Justin Bieber RFCEdit

Hi, I would like to notify the wikiproject that there's currently an RFC underway at Talk:Justin Bieber#RFC: Describing Bieber as to how to describe the talents of Justin Bieber. Your participation is welcome.--NØ 10:36, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Self-published print-on-demand works in bibliography of scientist?Edit

Hi there. See Marc van Roosmalen. What's the standard treatment here? I removed them to talk, but someone is being difficult. Regards, (talk) 16:20, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Search for Wittgenstein scoresEdit

Dear all,

As a pianist specifically interested in the works that were written for Paul Wittgenstein, I would like to know who currently possesses the PW Archives in which there are still scores that are unavailable to the public. Even if Wittgenstein himself was unwilling to share his scores during his lifetime, he did say that he didn’t want the works to gather dust on shelves after his death. Unfortunately his widow Hilde Schania let them do just that until she died in 2002. The year after, the collection was bought on a Sotheby’s auction by the Octavian Society in Hong Kong. Although some good work was done there with the music (such as studies, edition and publishing of Franz Schmidt’s three Quintets), a part of the archive was auctioned once more into the hands of someone unknown to me. That most probably means that several works of music are again being kept locked away because someone just paid for it, 60 years after Wittgenstein’s death. I understand very well that some people want to own manuscripts as a form of treasure, but it is my belief that musicians should at any time be allowed to play the compositions. What else is music for, but to be played and heard?!

So, who wants to help me rediscover these works? To name a few which have not been heard in public since Wittgenstein himself played them:

Rudolf Braun - Piano concerto (1926-27)

Sergei Bortkiewicz - Four left-hand transcriptions

Moriz Rosenthal - New Viennese Carnival and two other solo compositions

Eduard Schütt - Paraphrase for piano and orchestra

Luckily, other works are available now through music publishers, libraries and (with some detective work) private persons/family members of the composers. That’s how I have been able to perform several pieces again. After the Covid era has faded, I will continue to revive Wittgenstein’s music - as a soloist and with my ensemble devoted to W’s chamber music. Have a look at

Best regards, Folke Nauta. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:22, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Could new contributors be provided with a template they can fill in? Or several?Edit

I have a stub (Lionel Bradley Pett) I would like to "upgrade" a little more, but looking at the fully fleshed-out bios like Albert Einstein there are clearly some layout and content "norms" (eg a contents list including "life and career", the sidebar with picture etc). For those who are not very familiar with Wikipedia markup or who just want to have a basic "scaffold", a template they could copy and paste into and customize depending on the information available and what is most relevant would be useful I think.

If the idea seems useful I could try to produce such a template as a draft (and to aid my own work) and more experienced editors could pitch in. What do you think?

Davidbrake (talk) 15:05, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

FAR noticeEdit

I have nominated Theramenes for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 01:43, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

May 2021 at Women in RedEdit

Women in Red | May 2021, Volume 7, Issue 5, Numbers 184, 188, 197, 198

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Ralph PuckettEdit

How can Col. Puckett have a WW II victory medal if he didn’t join the Army until 1949? 2601:640:C500:B0D0:E177:7ED5:70:4957 (talk)

The core contestEdit

From June 1 to July 15, the Core Contest will be launched in its ninth iteration. It's an exciting contest, running over a period of six weeks, with £250 of prize money for the articles that are most improved. It would be neat if we could get participants to improve a biography, with Simón Bolivar and Tolstoy just two of the vital article judged to be C-class. FemkeMilene (talk) 15:18, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

Just because I see the mention, I would put a note on Bolívar's article: nationalist propaganda is a major part of Chavism and while Venezuelan SPAs aren't so prolific anymore, I think there's been edit wars on how much to hero-fy Bolívar in the past. It might take a big effort. Kingsif (talk) 16:18, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
So an important article to get right :). The talk page seems relatively quiet for a controversial topic, so it may be doable in six weeks. FemkeMilene (talk) 16:46, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
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