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Can you Help me?[edit]

Dear, I am new here, however created my new article in draftspace https://en.m.wiki.x.io/wiki/Draft:Heena_Shahab but getting trouble in moving it to main space because, 2 years back you redirected it https://en.m.wiki.x.io/w/index.php?title=Hena_Shahab&redirect=no from an other users https://en.m.wiki.x.io/w/index.php?title=Heena_Shahab&oldid=290682324

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now I created her article but dear sir, I yet don't know how to put in main space when i am trying to place this there showing you can't do this. Article name already exists Please help me. Sturdyankit (talk) 04:45, 27 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Reverse order for U.S. Thoroughbred horse races[edit]

Would you please stop reversing the order of U.S. Thoroughbred horse races. ASAP I will put together the info on this subject and post it to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Horse racing for review so that we can present it to the Wikipedia "rules committee." Just so you are aware, no United States racetrack or racing association posts race history from oldest to newest. That practice ended c. 1910 and it was done for a very real reason. Thanks for your cooperation. Stretchrunner (talk) 11:38, 3 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I posted the info on this today here. Stretchrunner (talk) 21:38, 18 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I removed the July 15th tag re "Chronological order" in Westchester Stakes (NYRA). Please respect protocol and don't put any more of these tags in articles. If you do not understand the "Projects" conclusions and reasons, then ask and someone will gladly clarify. However, Chronological order is not Wikipedia policy, it is non-mandatory. Thank you. Stretchrunner (talk) 22:24, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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A request[edit]

Hello RJFJR. Thanks for your work formatting bare urls. I have a request - when you've run refill like you did here and it has fixed all of the bare urls please remember to remove the {{Bare URLs}} template. It will help keep other editors from coming to the article and running the tool only to find that everything has already been fixed. Of course, it is proper to leave it if it hasn't fixed all of the refs. I know that refill2 sometimes removes the template but other times it doesn't so that can be confusing. Its not a big deal but at the moment I'm cleaning up the backlog of articles that was created while refill was not working and checking on the ones you've already fixed slows things down. Any help you can give will be appreciated. Thanks again and enjoy your weekend. MarnetteD|Talk 18:48, 10 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure why refill only sometimes removes the linkrot template. My current theory is that there are several different templates linkrot, bare-url, etc that all look very similar and refill is only programmed to remove one or some of them but not all. But since I'm not sure if that is the reason I get nervous about removing the template if refill declines to. I'll have too keep track of which it is removing and which leaving and see if I can find a pattern for when I should expect to manually remove the template. Thank you for caring enough to comment. RJFJR (talk) 19:19, 10 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the reply R. I've taken the liberty of moving it to your talk page to keep things in one place. I've never figured the pattern out either :-) Sometimes I think it is which template is used as you mention and other times I wonder if it is where it is placed on the page. My suggestion would be to look at the ref section when you are done. If all the links are formatted then you can remove the template. If there are any bare urls left you can leave it and somebody else will be along to fix those that need the extra attention. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 19:38, 10 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hello again. I just ran refill2 on more than a dozen articles that were tagged with {{linkrot}} and it removed the tag every time. Always nice when scrolling time is saved :-) That fits with your theory so I thought I'd let ya know about it. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 08:36, 15 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Hank Hughes[edit]

Hello. I'm sorry you have already spent some time fixing that mess and it's my fault. Before tagging it, I should have checked the edit history. It appears the article has been hijacked. The article was originally about Hank "Honolulu" Hughes (May 4, 1907 – December 27, 1963). See this revision from a couple years ago, which I will revert to as soon I'm done with this message. Thanks for your efforts, but again, sorry they were in vain. --DB1729 (talk) 05:15, 26 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

please share your views on the copyright violations of the article, tools are showing more than 80% violations. Minimiti (talk) 20:31, 30 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Yitzhak Goren[edit]

Thank you for your cleanup work on Yitzhak Goren. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 22:12, 29 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Just adding to the thanks for your work on that article and so many more R. One thing to be aware of though - the {{more footnotes}} template (and its cousin {{no footnotes}}) is used when there are several items in the sources and/or external links sections that need to be moved into the article as inline references. The YG article only had one item in the EL's and no items listed as sources so the template you needed to use was {{refimprove}}. I know it may seem a little counter-intuitive but, if you read the full message that the templates leave on the page I think it'll make sense. Thanks again for all your work and enjoy your Sunday. MarnetteD|Talk 22:34, 29 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Table to prose[edit]

If I haven't said already thank you for your work turning ugly tables into nice readable prose.

I tag short tables that should be prose, knowing and expecting that I will probably eventually have to come back around to the same article and do it myself (and that could be months or years). So every time I see your work it is a relief and an unexpected pleasure.

Thanks. Thanks many times over. -- 109.79.167.69 (talk) 02:53, 17 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Reg Hartt[edit]

I saw you did some clean up on Reg Hartt. I'm honestly not sure if this page even belongs on wiki, there aren't any good sources of him other than the child porn charges and local weirdo who puts up thousands of posters isn't exactly notable. The article is wildly self promotional as well. DO you think this even belongs here? blindlynx (talk) 10:22, 20 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Refs in headings[edit]

In the entry for the artist Alison Dunhill, I've just seen that you moved a ref out of a subheading on 17th October (sorry, I put it back before I saw it was your deliberate revision). I guess this is a standard practice, but as the ref in this case is the authority for the whole list (of the artists' major solo exhibitions) in this section, I thought it looked ugly and also confusing for the ref to sit on its own separate line beneath the list. Personally I think it works better for the reader in the subheading where it now is, but perhaps you disagree. Maybe it isn't necessary to reference the list anyway, in which case we could just delete the ref which is to the artist's own website? I'd much appreciate your views. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bozhyemoi (talkcontribs) 17:56, 19 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Bozhyemoi: The Manual of Style, at MOS:HEAD contains "Section headings should:...Not contain citations or footnotes." While that is a 'should' and not a 'must' it is part of the MOS. When I move references out of headings before a list I put the reference at the end of the list, on its own line, to indicate it is a reference for the entire list. I believe the reason for avoiding references in headings is because it makes it impossible or at least difficult to have a link go to that particular section. It may also cause problems for text-to-speech readers used by some readers. Let me know if you have a more visually pleasing way of moving the references out of the headings. One possibility would be to add a start sentence that describes how the reference cites the list and put the reference on that sentence. RJFJR (talk) 20:02, 19 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]
RJFJR: Thanks for explaining and I agree that it's best to follow the MOS wherever possible. Your suggestion sounds good to me so I've added an end sentence (in italics) and moved the ref there. I think that looks ok and avoids confusion, but do let me know if you disagree.

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Happy New Year![edit]


Walter Elmer Schofield, Across the River (1904), Carnegie Museum of Art.
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Oneupsmanship: This painting turned the friendly rivalry between Edward Redfield and Elmer Schofield into
a feud. Schofield was a frequent houseguest at Redfield's farm, upstream from New Hope, Pennsylvania,
and the two would go out painting together, competing to capture the better view. Redfield served on the jury
for the 1904 Annual Exhibition of the Carnegie Institute; at which, despite Redfield's opposition, Across the
River
was awarded the Gold Medal and $1,500 prize. It was not until a 1963 interview that the 93-year-old
Redfield revealed the painting as the cause of the 40-year feud between them. Schofield may have painted it
in England, but a blindsided Redfield knew that it was a view of the Delaware River, from his own front yard!

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Hi ,,, can you see this articles Abdul Aziz al-Uqaili ,Mirza Yahya Khan Moshir od-Dowleh and Ezzat ed-Dowleh,,Thank you ,,Hamaredha (talk) 15:52, 7 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Seema (actress)[edit]

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Guff[edit]

Hi,

Regarding the INSEEC Business School article, may you please let me know what do you define as "guff"? You added a banner about "puffery and guff", so I assume that you do.

Incidentally, I am quite shocked about the use of "guff". It is insulting regarding French culture. Have you read Montaigne, René Descartes and analyzed their influence on the Grande Ecole system to be able to say that?

This leads to the question: How should I edit this section to get rid of this banner then? Should I therefore describe this Business School as: barren, purely pragmatic and with no history or humanist values? And thus, when you do some anthropological, sociological and philosophical research about a Business School precepts, therefore, it's guff and puffery.

The content which you may qualify as "puffery and guff" is certainly the section about the honestus clerus, which doesn't infringe any copyrights, and is verifiable. Correct?

To me it seems like there is room for interpretation. Shall there be a section in Wikipedia's codex defining "guff", I will be happy to be enlightened.

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@Onna Bugeisha 2020: I didn't put the puffery and guff reason in the cleanup tag, I added "Layout, overly long headings" to cleanup reason. RJFJR (talk) 14:02, 3 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
You need to ask user:Baffle gab1978 who added the original reason. RJFJR (talk) 14:05, 3 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
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Hi, Understood. Thanks. And sorry for the confusion occured. Onna Bugeisha 2020 (talk) 16:13, 3 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Jankovský of Vlašim[edit]

Hello I see that you made 3 recommendations to improve the article.

In regards to the History Section. I can break up the history into 4 parts: 1 Early history in Bohemia, 2 Northern Moravia 1390-1520, 3 Southern Moravia 1435 -1755, 4 History after the year 1755.

In regards to Reference. The two books listed cover over 98 % of what is listed in the article. The 2nd book itself has 245 pages of the family's history from 1300 to 2008. I added additional references which in turn expand what was listed. Some of these could be linked to the article but I do not know how. I may need you help ?

In regard the Genealogies: not sure what the concern is ? The links provide information on hundreds of relatives. Many are listed in multi other family genealogies.

If one is willing to search there are thousands of pages on the history of the family. Almost all are in Czech or German. Some are incomplete of incorrect. What is listed is the accurate history.Thanks for your interest in improving the article. Your help is appreciated.--Vlasime (talk) 03:04, 27 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Hiya R. Per this Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Toolforge_down refill and citer are down but reflinks is working again. It's ability to mark dead links and fix some PDFs is so valuable I hope it keeps running for awhile. I know you might already be aware of this but I thought I'd let ya know just in case. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 16:18, 27 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Hi RFJR

Why are you doing edits such as these[2], [3]?

I get that you were trying to fill in bare links, but the website to which those links pointed (http://www.leighrayment.com/) has lapsed and has now been taken over by some cybersquatters who appear to be advertising online gambling. I would have thought that even if you knew nothing about the topic,it would be very obvious that a casino is not a valid ref for a parliamentary by-election.

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In this case, it seems that you did no inspections. Please can you now self-revert all these edits, so that others do not have to clean up after you?

Thanks. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:55, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

RJFRl I see that you are editing again, but you have not replied to my message.
You have not gone back to correct previous errors, and instead you are adding misleading refs yo new articles. e.g. on 1942 Sheffield Park by-election, your edits[4] have labelled the link solely as "House of Commons", whereas the page linked is https://web.archive.org/web/20190428141724/http://www.leighrayment.com/commons.htm ... which is an archive of a hobbyist's page. Your edit cites the website as "web.archive.org", whereas that is just the archiving site, not the publisher. The result is very misleading.
I assume that you intentions are good, but this is just making things worse.
Please can you stop and discuss before continuing? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 21:11, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  • A far as I can see, you have now reverted all the problematic edits, in these contribs.
    Thank you for doing that. However, having taken the time to write two explanatory messages to you, I am very disappointed that you chose not to extend to me even the basic courtesy of a brief acknowledgement to either of them.
    The result of your silence was that I suspended my other work to spend time watching your edits to check that you did revert them all, and not just some of them. Your silence led e to think that I would probably have escalate this matter. That is an unnecessary drain on my time.
    I still have no idea whether you even agree that there was a problem, or whether you just reverted to avoid discussion. I also don't know whether you intend to change your methods to ensure that your further use of Refill doesn't produce more nonsense lie the 84 articles which you mangled here.
That sort of stonewalling is not collaboration. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 22:04, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]


I was busy reviewing your message, then reviewing and reverting my edits. Sorry if it caused you concern. I am sorry my spot checks for the tool did not spot the difficulty. I am still considering if there is a long term problem with these items, which are now clogging Category:Articles needing cleanup with bareurl notices. (Also, I'm just about to take a break for dinner.) More later. RJFJR (talk) 22:11, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, @RJFJR, but I don't buy that.
  1. You did 84 successive near-identical edits adding nonsense. If you were doing spot checks, you'd have seen that.
  2. My second msg to you, asking for a reply, was at 21:11. You replied exactly one hour later, only AFTER you had started on others stuff, and after I a had reverted some of your edits. So your excuse looks like baloney.
--BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 22:26, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
(Still editing above. Left separate message on your talk page. RJFJR (talk) 22:17, 29 May 2021 (UTC))[reply]
(@BrownHairedGirl: need to leave computer for a bit. Will edit more when I get back. RJFJR (talk) 22:18, 29 May 2021 (UTC))[reply]
(@BrownHairedGirl: I'm Back.) RJFJR (talk) 22:27, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Absolutely ZERO response for an hour when I need you, then you bombard me with pointless pings. Unbelievable.. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 22:58, 29 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Ordering[edit]

Hi RJFJR, re this edit is there a preferred chronology order? Sometimes it's a right pain having to scroll to the bottom of a page to read current information that's in table form. Neils51 (talk) 21:50, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Neils51: I usually prefer chronological order for clarity. I think this is usually considered the standard though there is an exception for some elections where it is reverse chronological order. I find it confusing if in reverse chronological order but let me know if you find a statement of policy. RJFJR (talk) 23:42, 21 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Hallo, you removed the full recipe: was that because it was copyvio, or should the infobox link lead to somewhere to which it has been copied? TBH I didn't notice that the full recipe has been there before when I added a paragraph summarising it. I'm not familiar with the way recipes are dealt with in Wikimedia. Could you please make a link to the recipe if it's somewhere out there in Wikimedia? Thanks. PamD 07:46, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Part of it is that I was concerned about copyright. A list can't be copyrighted (though the order of items can be) but narrative description (how the steps are described) can be. But it also looked long and detailed to me and I think someone had tagged it as how-to. Since it had a reference to a link with the recipe I removed it. It now occurs to me I should have made sure there was an external link to the recipe, which I'll go make sure is there. RJFJR (talk) 15:01, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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Administrators' newsletter – October 2022[edit]

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