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Accents on capital letters in French[edit]

This is what the Académie française states on their website ( http://www.academie-francaise.fr/langue/questions.html#accentuation ):

« Accentuation des majuscules »
« Quant à l’utilisation des accents sur les majuscules, il est malheureusement manifeste que l’usage est flottant. On observe dans les textes manuscrits une tendance certaine à l’omission des accents. Il en va de même dans les textes dactylographiés, en raison notamment des possibilités limitées qu’offrent les machines traditionnelles. En typographie, enfin, certains suppriment tous les accents sur les capitales sous prétexte de modernisme, en fait pour réduire les frais de composition.
Il convient cependant d’observer qu’en français, l’accent a pleine valeur orthographique. Son absence ralentit la lecture, fait hésiter sur la prononciation, et peut même induire en erreur.
On veille donc, en bonne typographie, à utiliser systématiquement les capitales accentuées, y compris la préposition À, comme le font bien sûr tous les dictionnaires, à commencer par le Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, ou les grammaires, comme le Bon usage de Grevisse, mais aussi l’Imprimerie nationale, la Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, etc. Quant aux textes manuscrits ou dactylographiés, il est évident que leurs auteurs, dans un souci de clarté et de correction, auraient tout intérêt à suivre également cette règle, en tirant éventuellement parti des ressources nouvelles que peuvent offrir les traitements de texte modernes.
Il en va de même pour le tréma et la cédille. » Charvex 10:54, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

WikiCookie[edit]

Just stopping by with cookies for those editors who started new articles today. --Rosiestep (talk) 00:03, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


New York state election, 1943 etc.[edit]

Wow, very interesting series of articles! Bearian (talk) 22:26, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

New York County District Attorney[edit]

Thank you so much for your excellent work in GREATLY expanding my simple DA list. It's starting to look like a credible article. Thanks again!Americasroof (talk) 18:32, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

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we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year! Pass a Method talk 20:10, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

Term expiration - March 3 vs. March 4[edit]

I don't plan to make a big issue over this, as life is simply too short for it to be worth it, but please see here for discussion of the sources reflecting that the terms ended at 12:00 noon on March 4th. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 20:39, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

I've responded to your post on my talk. (Just mentioning because I'm not sure whether you are watching it there. Feel free to respond either here or there, whichever is easier for you.) Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 14:38, 28 August 2012 (UTC)
Some more thoughts on my talkpage (top thread), if you feel like taking a look. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 19:26, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Essay on congressional term expiration[edit]

Something I wrote on an interested user's talk page, copied here, to be improved later.

The question for the historian is: What do the sources say? If there are contradictory sources, who says what? Is it possible to establish what really happened? And, finally, what may one conclude? Let's apply this procedure to this case:
The Continental Congress called the 1st Congress to assemble on March 4, 1789. No other authority exists for the beginning of the term, the Constitution (before the 20th Amendment) did not mention any date, or time of day. The Constitution says that representatives should be elected every "two years". No other authority exists for the length of the term. No authority at all mentions explicitly the end/expiration of the term. Calculating two years (not two years + one day!) one arrives at a term lasting from March 4, Year, to March 3, Year + 2, considering full calendar days. This was stated as such in the Congressional Biographical Directory for about 150 years without being questioned.
Who says otherwise? A Senate resolution (as stated above) which claimed the right for the Senators to sit a little beyond midnight ("at 1 a.m."). Resolutions are not binding on anybody, except those present. Senate resolutions are not binding in any way on the House and vice-versa. The sitting members claimed unilaterally to sit until they are finished. They did so once, or possibly a few other times. This can not have any bearing on the legal term of office. A law needs three readings in either House, a constitutional amendment must be ratified by a number of States. A resolution is not even binding on the next-term Senate. It might be used as a precedent on another occasion, but the next-term Senators might just vote the other way round, it depends on the majority present.
Apparently there is evidence that, on a few occasions (2, 3??), the outgoing Congress was in session as late as noon on March 4, under a unilateral claim that they could do it.
Conclusion: The Senate or the House were sitting occasionally a few hours after the legal term seemed to have expired. Since no legal authority expressly states the end of the term, subsequent legislators, following common sense, did not find any reason to take exception to the practice. At the same time, since the original Senate and House journals always recorded the last day of the session as March 3 (even when the session lasted until a few hours after midnight) the congressional records, and the Congressional Biographical Directory stated the term as March 4 to March 3, adopting it as a convention, disregarding Sundays, and over-time hours, to avoid confusion.
The reader of an encyclopedia who reads "served in Congress from March 4 to March 3," should know that it implies, among other points, the following (perhaps to be explained in some pertinent Wikipedia article):
The House never assembled on March 4, the regular session began early in December, nine months later. In the meanwhile none of the members set foot in Washington DC (except in the case of earlier special sessions, on very rare occasions). Some were serving in State Legislatures, who when asked to resign on March 4 (the two offices being incompatible), said that the term would begin only when taking the seat. Resolutions (there we are again!) to this effect were passed in the New York Senate, and perhaps elsewhere.
The Senate usually held a special session on March 4, without the outgoing members, and without most of the incoming members (only representives who were elected to the Senate, and other federal employees and officeholders present in Washington DC would qualify on this day) to inaugurate the President and Vice President, or vote nominations, if a quorum was still present. Most first term Senators were not there either, until December.
The session might have lasted a few hours after midnight, and perhaps three times in 150 years until noon of March 4 in odd-numbered years, to finish the tedious proceedings of final votes on bills to be enacted. Since this was not recorded (the last recorded day being always March 3, except if it was a Sunday) it is impossible to say, in the vast majority of cases, at what hour (and date) the House or Senate really adjourned.
Final conclusion: It is unwarranted, and must be considered WP:OR, to say that all terms of Congressmen at all times before the 20th Amendment ended on March 4. Absolutely no source says so. Even the above quoted resolution of 1851 does not say so. (Please read carefully!) It says in the preamble (falsely invoking the US Constitution which is silent on the matter) that "...the session...does not expire..." (not the "term" of the Senator!). Kraxler (talk) 14:18, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

John M. Diven photo[edit]

Thanks so much for the photo. I looked everywhere for one and did not have any luck. I really appreciate it. Drinkingwaterdoc (talk) 22:59, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the fix[edit]

I saw your edit to United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 1826 where you fixed my change from C. to century. I hate making mistakes like that, but I'm glad when somebody corrects me afterwards. Keep up the good work. SchreiberBike (talk) 19:40, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Kraxler! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 22:22, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Files missing description details[edit]

Dear uploader: The media files you uploaded as:

are missing a description and/or other details on their image description pages. If possible, please add this information. This will help other editors make better use of the images, and they will be more informative to readers.

If you have any questions, please see Help:Image page. Thank you. Message delivered by Theo's Little Bot (opt-out) 16:03, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Congressmen[edit]

Hi. Thank you for the information. I knew IMDB was not acceptable but was unaware of the sources you listed above. I was not able to see where the sources you mentioned were listed under WP:RS and want to make sure I am not missing any others. Would you please point out where specifically to locate this info on under WP:RS. Thank you! --BuzyBody (talk) 14:35, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I removed the red links you mentioned above because I kept getting the disambiguation notice from the bot after I worked on an article. The bot notice referenced those specif red links removed. Should I ignore that bot notice? I really want to improve articles & want to do everything correctly. Thanks! --BuzyBody (talk) 01:03, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
I have deleted the disambiguation notices I have received recently but think I just got confused. If I get another disambiguation notice I am confused on, I will contact you if you do not mind.

I have made the changes you mentioned above & really appreciate your help. Do you have any guidance on sources I may check to find references for Congressional articles? I check for state historical articles and alumni articles but would appreciate any other guidance. Thank you for all you help!--BuzyBody (talk) 18:04, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your articles are very detailed. :D Joshuadmullins (talk) 03:46, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Uploads[edit]

Hey, if you're 100% sure those pictures are public domain, you might as well upload 'em directly to Commons. DS (talk) 14:24, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Actually, you do have an account on Commons... and on French Wikipedia, and Japanese Wikipedia, and Hungarian Wikipedia, and Wikiquote, and every single WMF project. It's called unified login. And doing it directly to Commons does save a tiny bit of labor for a bot, thereby reducing the total energy consumption of Wikipedia by some infinitesimal amount. DS (talk) 14:30, 8 November 2013 (UTC)
If you'd like to help improve the upload interface, I recommend writing directly to the multimedia team, <fflorin@wikimedia.org>. Thanks. DS (talk) 18:51, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Question on Congressmen Info Boxes[edit]

Hi, You were kind enough to really help me a few months ago with editing Congressmen, and I wanted to ask another question if you do not mind. You explained that I should not add full dates in succession boxes (at the bottom) and the "years" space should only contain years. If I edit an article that already has the full dates in the succession boxes, should I change it to just show the years? Examples include Henry Tazewell and Samuel J. Randall. Thank you for your help! --BuzyBody (talk) 23:28, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I have a question re external links. Should I remove "The Political Graveyard" as an external link if it is already there? (John E. Reyburn for example). I know you said "Find A Grave" could be used as an external link, so I know I should leave that one but was not sure re "Political Graveyard". Thanks--BuzyBody (talk) 02:25, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the information. I edited the article for Samuel J. Randall accordingly. I am keeping notes of everything I am learning from you and studying the Wikipedia guidelines as well. My hope is to be a reviewer at some point. Thanks again! --BuzyBody (talk) 22:00, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Question regarding Almanac Section on Thomas Cooper (representative) and William B. Cooper[edit]

Hi, I have another question if you do not mind. I was editing the article for Thomas Cooper (representative) and noticed an almanac section on his article that includes several charts. There is a similar section on William B Cooper'S article (his brother). Would you please let me know if this should be there and if so, if I need to make any changes to it? I was thinking it was not needed but wanted to check with you. Thanks for your help!--BuzyBody (talk) 17:54, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Excellent[edit]

It's very good to see you throw your hat into the ring. Good luck with your candidacy,  Roger Davies talk 00:49, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hi Kraxler, I noticed that you occasionally - yet effectively - revert vandalism. Would rollback rights be of interest to you? Please let me know what you think. Best. Acalamari 16:43, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I'm happy to have made the offer. :) Best. Acalamari 15:19, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for your RfA opinion! Things didn't work out, But I appreciate your support! be well. :) --Sue Rangell 20:41, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Happy new year[edit]

Happy new year to you too (and here to avoid cluttering up the RfA). Sorry if I sounded snarky, wasn't my intention. Chuy1530 (talk) 18:34, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for merging of Template:NYStateOfficers[edit]

Template:NYStateOfficers has been nominated for merging with Template:Current New York statewide political officials. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Int21h (talk) 05:02, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your RfA participation[edit]

Hi there, a bit of a form letter from me, Cyphoidbomb, but I wanted to drop you a line and thank you for your participation at my recent RfA, even if I couldn't sway you to support me. Although I was not successful, I certainly learned quite a bit both about the RfA process and about how the community views my contributions. It was an eye-opener, to say the least. It must be difficult to evaluate people with whom you've never worked, but one of the things that was most disheartening, was hearing numerous objections over the same problems (my shortcomings with AfD process), yet very few people assuming earnestness on my part to improve or to go easy if I became an admin. Anyhow, thank you for your thoughts. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 01:34, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Surrogate's Court[edit]

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Hello, Kraxler. You have new messages at Dabdo's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

. Sorry for the delay. Dabdo (talk) 03:50, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Op. 27, No. 2[edit]

I will not add to the RfA, leaving you the last word in two places. A move to the opus no. was not the question of the move request in 2012. Do you see that the article had a name from the beginning to this, with a socalled consensus of 2:1 in September 2011, restored after long discussion and to my great relief? If you think the opus no. would be a better name, go ahead, propose that, and don't forget a move request for the Fifth Symphony to Op. 67 ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:16, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Well, Gerda, the discussion was running a bit out of scope, so I'll let it go too. You could just add a short uncontroversial good-bye statement, sign it, and get the last word. I certainly won't add anything afterwards. Also, I do not intend to propose or request any moves anywhere. What should and can be moved, I move; what can't be moved, I don't. I focus on content... Cheers. Kraxler (talk) 15:23, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kraxler. Picking up on your comments at the RfA:

  • "I'm now just curious who invented the sequential numbering of all Beethoven sonatas, and when." I don't know exactly who invented it and when, but it has been pretty standard at least since the mid 19th century. Take a look at the Moonlight's IMSLP page, which shows front sheets for a Moscheles edition of 1860 and the Breitkopf's 1862 edition in their Ludwig van Beethovens Werke: Vollständige, kritisch durchgesehene überall berechtigte Ausgabe, mit Genehmigung aller Originalverleger. You'll find these numbers in all editions sold today, I believe, as well as many recordings.
  • "Beethoven himself used Opus numbers and every opus began with No. 1." OK, but even the opus numbers were assigned by his publishers, not by Beethoven. In any case, we don't need to follow Beethoven's way of referring to them. Common names arising after his death are just as valid.

Cheers, --Stfg (talk) 08:53, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

    • Thanks for the clarification. "In any case, we don't need to follow Beethoven's way of referring to them. Common names arising after his death are just as valid." Hear, hear. Cheers. Kraxler (talk) 15:01, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Numbering of NY Lieutenant Governors[edit]

See the NY government's official website, where Kathy Hochul is numbered [1] & [2] as the 77th Lieutenant Governor. GoodDay (talk) 15:50, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Now, if you count backwards? that would make Krupsak the 68th Lieutenant Governor. GoodDay (talk) 15:54, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Now if you look at a complete list of lieutenant governors here, please count backwards and tell me who was the first one. Please do not go directly to the top of the list, do count backwards. I expect your conclusion of this little exercise to comment further. Kraxler (talk) 16:10, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Pierre Van Cortlandt is the first lieutenant governor of NY. GoodDay (talk) 16:18, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Not if you count backwards from No. 77 Hochul. Definitely not. Under no circumstances. Well, I'll give you a second chance now. Since there's something wrong with the numbering, and you can't have it both ways, please show me a reliable source that shows Krupsak as the 68th NY Lt Gov. Do not do OR or SYNTH, just post a link, please. Kraxler (talk) 16:25, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Are you disputing the NY government official website's numbering of Hochul? GoodDay (talk) 16:29, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm not disputing that it is there. Since we don't know how the numbering was arrived at, to the extent that you yourself are unable to explain the sequence, taking as a base the complete list, we can not count backward or forward. It would be silly to jump around the numbers somewhere in the middle, don't you think? I'm still waiting for the link that says explicitly that Krupsak was the 68th. Kraxler (talk) 16:37, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
I don't have such a link, but I do have links to the numbering of her successors. I'm not a math wizard, but it tends to point back to her as the 68th. PS: Why are you opposing her numberings & not her successors? GoodDay (talk) 16:39, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Krupsak is on my watchlist, the others I'll get to any time. Now that you pointed it out, I'm on the way. Kraxler (talk) 16:42, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
If you're going to strip all the NY lieutenant governors of their numbering, that's your choice. Don't be surprised though, if you get reverted by others. Particulary at Kathy Hochul's article. Anyways, I won't challenge you on it. GoodDay (talk) 16:46, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I won't change it at Hochul, since there's a link, and she or somebody else chose this number, for whatever reason. Kraxler (talk) 16:49, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Euro RfA[edit]

(I come here because you might yell at me if I replied at the RfA page) I am disgusted at your remark of calling Bbb23 a "badgerer". And by the way, I think Bbb is one of the best admins. In the dictionary, "badgering" is defined as "ask (someone) repeatedly and annoyingly for something; pester.", now, is that what Bbb did? Absolutely not. Today, a big problem with RfA is the word "badgering", much like a big problem with AN/I is the overuse of "boomerang". If someone wants to join any discussion on Wikipedia, they should be ready to discuss. If you want RfA to be a place where everyone votes anonymously, like in the ArbCom elections, then join this discussion, but until anonymous voting is implemented at RfA (if it will ever be) !voters should be able to discuss their votes. And I am not a hypocrite when it comes to this, I will discuss any of my !votes anytime. Just my 2¢. --AmaryllisGardener talk 15:25, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

You're absolutely right to say that "!voters should be able to discuss their votes. That's the problem, Bbb23 doesn't discuss the vote, he discusses the person/behavior of the voter. That's badgering. Bbb23 could anytime say, these criteria are nonsense, your standards are too high, the articles in question are good enough content, etc. He could discuss the points raised by Andre D. But he didn't, instead he made a disparaging remark about the alleged overall negative attitude of Andrew. That's badgering, nothing more. I hope you can see the difference. Kraxler (talk) 15:32, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
Ok then. --AmaryllisGardener talk 15:34, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

I've closed your ANI case...[edit]

Hi Kraxler! I wanted to let you know that I just closed your ANI filing, Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Disruptive editing by User:173.3.222.239 – it turns out that the IP in question was an attempt at block evasion by User:NYCSlover. The SPI case about this master account can be found, here: Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/NYCSlover. I'm letting you know all this so if you see edits like the IP's in the future, you'll know about this SPI case, as it may make dealing with this kind disruptive editing easier. Cheers! --IJBall (talk) 20:38, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for telling me. Kraxler (talk) 23:56, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the post on my talk. I am starting to get the feeling that no matter how you close something, someone wont like it. I can see why some dont like closing, but I like it. If you do it right, eventually someone wont be happy, but I will just keep going forward and hopefully help solve some disagreements. AlbinoFerret 01:05, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Kittens !

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Charles C. Lockwood[edit]

Hi Kraxler, I don't quite understand your aggressive tone about the editing of the Charles C. Lockwood article. The only reason I reverted was to continue improving the quite rudimentary and badly referenced version that included some minor mistakes. I simply still was in the process of editing. Frankly, you do not own this article, and i.m.h.o. it has improved significantly. I thought we were all working here to improve the quality of Wikipedia and not for some kind of ego trip. I hope you can get of your high horse and read and, if you like, make further additions to the current version in order to have a reasonably good version. Thanks for your cooperation. - DonCalo (talk) 17:05, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the edits, very helpful and highly appreciated. - DonCalo (talk) 17:17, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Have a look[edit]

Hi Kraxler,

Have a look at this article Arjun Prajapati. I have no idea how to nominate it for review so here to you. DreamSparrow Chat 12:33, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Not sure, but still, thought to take it to your notice. DreamSparrow Chat 12:36, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
User:Mydreamsparrow, I reverted the article to the last version before the vandalism. Kraxler (talk) 13:31, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Cool, Many thanks. DreamSparrow Chat 13:36, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Question from RfA[edit]

Hi Kraxler. May i ask, regarding "to need somebody to change one's diapers" is an idiomatic expression, where it is idiomatic? I suddenly feel ignorant; i have lived in several places in the UK and North America, including both coasts of the latter, and i have literally never heard/come across the phrase previously. Please understand, i'm not disputing you, i am merely curious about my lack of knowledge. Thanks. Cheers, LindsayHello 08:42, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

It's very much used in Germany (translated, in German). Kraxler (talk) 17:44, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

I'd like your objective opinion on something...[edit]

Hello Kraxler! As someone who knows a lot about AfD, I thought I'd ask your objective opinion on something... Could you take a look at Motel, and then take a loot at Motels in the United States (the latter is a "splitout" of the former), and then tell me if you think the latter should be taken to AfD or not?... I could give you the background on this, if you like, but I thought I'd see what your objective impressions are first. Thanks in advance! --IJBall (contribstalk) 05:29, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Much to the contrary, the content referring to the United States should be reduced and headed by to direct the reader to more detailed info on the subject, see WP:SPINOUT. The Motels article has already a considerable size, and to focus too much on a single country, albeit the originating place, makes the article a bit lopsided, sort of burying the parts about other places. Also, the U.S. content seems to be a bit too specific for an article on the subject in general. Kraxler (talk) 15:36, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Ah, see, this is why I asked. Face-smile.svg OK, thanks for your perspective! --IJBall (contribstalk) 16:25, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

I know that you are an experienced, powerful editor, however[edit]

We have now met twice, and both times you went out of your way to be uncivil.E.M.Gregory (talk) 00:28, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

I see your !votes many times every day at AfD, and I can't remember having been ever uncivil there. Kraxler (talk) 02:01, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Proper ?[edit]

Hiii,

I have made some changes including adding and removing photos from this article, please have a look, if the edits are not proper undo or manage as per the guidelines please. DreamSparrow Chat 18:42, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

The images are ok. However the map is overlapping with the panorama view because there is not enough text. There are no references in the article, please add something like the official website of the administration of the place, and sources that refer to the statements in the article (newspapers, books), avoid facebook and youtube links. Kraxler (talk) 18:58, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Ya, even I have noticed it. I will do it soon. DreamSparrow Chat 20:16, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Bayan Fenwick[edit]

Your comments on Bayan Fenwick seem to misunderstand that discussion. If GNG can be shown then NFOOTY is always irrelevant, that discussion is more a debate about what constitutes significant coverage.

NFOOTY is merely a tool by which notability can be asserted. If a subject fails NFOOTY, that does not mean an article should be deleted, it merely means that it is not "automatically" kept, there must be consensus that the subject satisfies a wider GNG criterion. Sometimes that consensus will be reached and sometimes it won't. See Noel Bailie as an example of a player who fails NFOOTY but through his achievements (MBE, 1000 games for one club) and the coverage that got passes GNG.

You couldn't really use that AfD to argue to inherently keep a player in a separate AfD because you would still have to show GNG. You could try to use it to support the idea that routine transfer talk and match reporting was significant coverage, but I am not sure how much support that would currently get on a regular basis. However, it might gain support and that support might grow over time and as a result NFOOTY might become less useful.

But that would simply be because consensus had changed and that is how enWiki works. It wouldn't be something that I would support initially, but if the weight of opinion was against me then I would accept the change. Consensus is fundamental to how things work on enWiki but that doesn't mean that everyone need be in agreement. Fenix down (talk) 16:06, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Well, no, I don't think I misunderstood the Bayan Fenwick discussion, much to the contrary. I won't say anything about it here, it wasn't closed yet. However, I agree with your above made evaluation, and I accepted already your statement that you would have changed your !vote at the Kelechi Iheanacho if there had been time (there was really in-depth coverage there). Please understand that I'm not doubting your judgment, I supported your RfA last February, and had the impression that you generally know what you're talking about, and your'e able to take part in learned debate. The point of contention is the following: Every football player (even 5th division Fenwick, for example) gets huge amounts of ROUTINE coverage, because in many places (like Germany, UK, Brazil) football takes up the by far biggest part of the sports section of any newsmedia. Some people play once or a very few times in a match that passes NFOOTY. So where now is the boundary between "technically passes WP:NFOOTY but has no coverage" and "passes easily NFOOTY and coverage can be dismissed to be shown because it must be there". (Vyacheslav Seletskiy played 13 games in one of the listed leagues, and was deemed wanting. So why is the league listed if it doesn't count, or how many games do you need?) The current guideline does not make any such restrictions. It says "Players who have played...in a fully professional league, will generally be regarded as notable. See a list of fully professional leagues kept by WikiProject Football." and further explains "Note: For the purposes of this guideline, played means having appeared in a match either in the starting line-up or coming on as a substitute. Youth players are not notable unless they satisfy one of the statements above, or if they can be shown to meet the wider requirements of WP:GNG." That means that Stefan Ginchev passes. Period. It also means, since youth players are expressly mentioned, that senior players do not need show coverage, it must be there anyway, for the abovementioned reason. For comparison: WP:NPOL says "Politicians..who have held international, national or sub-national (statewide/provincewide) office, and members or former members of a national, state or provincial legislature [are notable]." thus, anybody who just sat during a special session for a few days in the New York State Assembly is notable, and no AfD will decide otherwise, even if there is no coverage on the web, one needs only a source to confirm the holding of the office. And, there was Jhunnilal Verma, kept last week at AfD. That means that the politicians' guideline is followed without wobbling. And that's the reason why I think that NFOOTY must either be amended or followed, lest we will get a fundamental discussion (questioning the validity of the guideline) and "no consensus" at many an AfD in the future. Kraxler (talk) 18:53, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Your comments at AfD[edit]

I am posting this here to avoid derailing ongoing afd's. I've been growing increasingly concerned with some of your comments in these discussions. I have to begin with this one. WP:BADGER redirects to WP:Harassment, which is a very serious accusation. Politely asking that a core policy be followed should not be offensive to any reasonable observer. Given that unfounded allegations of serious misconduct are personal attacks, I invite you to strike or rephrase the comment. To make matters worse, this not the first time you've made needless ad hominem remarks regarding other editors in the short period of time you've been on my radar. Your comment regarding the seriousness of Fenix down here, and referring to Dr. Blofeld as laughingstock here make this part of a worrying trend. AfD is a discussion of merits of the article in question. Barring out right abuse of process, you should not be commenting on the other editors involved, as this rarely adds anything to the discussion, and frequently makes reaching consensus more difficult than it needs to be. Sir Sputnik (talk) 08:38, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for taking this up on my user page instead of adding walls of text to the actual AfD. Well, I'm really concerned that a nominator would respond to every single disagreeing !voter, and repeat over and over again the same thing he already stated in his nomination rationale. That's not how AfD is usually conducted. Points of fact, or related to the interpretation of guidelines may be debated, yes, but asking a !voter for diffs reliable sources is totally out of order. AfD is not ANI or ArbCom. (I've voted at hundreds of AfDs, and nobody ever asked for diffs.) !voters present them or they don't. If they don't, they still can express an opinion on the sources previously presented by other !voters or shown in the article.amended, see below I was engaged in learned debate with Fenix down, and Dr. Blofeld understood perfectly what the remark was about. They did not complain, and you need not worry about them. The worrying trend here is that the guidelines on footballers seem to have been badly written, and even worse interpreted lately, and do not guide anybody now. You, as a user active in that area, should take part in a move to clarify/rewrite/amend the guidelines so that it doesn't become necessary to through tons of text in any single football-related AfD which debates the validity of the guideline instead of the merits of the notability of the particular subject under scrutiny. Kraxler (talk) 13:48, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
Please do not put words in my mouth. I did not ask for diffs. I would have said so explicitly if I were. I asked you strike or rephrase the relevant comment. I understand the point you are trying to make, and while I respectfully disagree, it is not entirely unreasonable. Unfortunately, it's not the point you actually made at afd. (Hence the request to rephrase specifically.) Referring to my comments as harassment, even if it is not explicit, is grossly disproportionate to what it is you are trying to say. Sir Sputnik (talk) 17:05, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
You are right, it wasnt diffs, it was RSs. Amended post above. As to the badgering: wherever it redirects, it's known in debates here as "badgering" and describes a certain negative attitude which would be possibly to harsh to be described as "harassment", but it is objectionable nevertheless. What I'm worried about are two things: First, that there are no objective criteria to apply NFOOTY and FPL (something that I have debated with Fenix down, and what has cropped up again in several AfDs lately, including Marin Anicic), and Second, that you try to move the goal posts any time you don't get it your way, as decribed here. My proposal was to amend and clarify NFOOTY, but for some unknown reason the football-AfD-experts are reluctant to do so. Please be aware that Wikipedia is run by community consensus, not by self-selected area-experts. If the guidelines are clear, and are followed by all, then there will be no major disagreement. Think about it. Kraxler (talk) 17:30, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
And here's the question Fenix down did not answer yet: "Vyacheslav Seletskiy played 13 games in one of the leagues listed at WP:FPL, and was deemed wanting. So why is the league listed if it doesn't count, or how many games do you need?" Kraxler (talk) 17:35, 8 August 2015 (UTC)
User:Sir Sputnik: I'm glad someone is addressing this issue. He has done the same repeatedly with me and I was driven to comment on this on someone else's behalf, cf. the Aug. 28/Aug. 30 commentary on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Ludwig_van_Beethoven. Also, see User:E.M.Gregory's July comments on this page (Kraxler's own talk page). Clearly this is habitual with Kraxler. SnowdenFan (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:13, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Parvathy Ratheesh[edit]

Have a look.. This will stand ? DreamSparrow Chat 21:36, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Not as it is. There is only one movie, fails WP:NACTOR, and there is only one source. The first ref is dead. The second ref looks good, but we would need much more to establish notability. Try to find some more sources which talk about her. Kraxler (talk) 21:44, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for your efforts on my behalf, but when it's argued that I deserve a ban for "arguments regardless of the consensus" in a discussion which was closed as "no consensus", I wonder why any of us bother. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:01, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Well, Andy, don't worry too much about it. The original discussion was closed, and so the discussion of the sanction has become moot. All I can do now is thank you for donating time and effort to help maintain Wikipedia. We're all sitting in the same boat, but some people insist in rocking it. Let's try to avoid its capsizing. Kraxler (talk) 13:52, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Telangana-related articles[edit]

Do you have a citation for the proposition that indices (in the main namespace) are not subject to AFD? T. Canens (talk) 03:36, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

WP:AFDHOWTO describes the venues for different types of things. Indices actually do not fit into any of the venues listed there (AfD, RfD, CfD, MfD, TfD, FfD). Traditionally all things that are in mainspace go to AfD, but the wording is "This section describes how to list articles and their associated talk pages for deletion." "Main space" is not mentioned or defined as a criterion. Dab, lists and indexes are not mentioned. Although they are not mentioned, it makes sense to include at AfD dab pages because they contain text and the title may be used by some other primary subject, and lists because they contain text and depending on their contents they should be sourced and their existence may be questioned. Index pages serve a different purpose: they are simple tables of contents, without any text or sources, and they do not use any title useable for a different subject. There is absolutely no sense in nominating an index page at AfD, it would be the same as discussing whether to sell a book or a magazine with or without table of contents. Either we trust the Index project that they take care of the scope or propriety of what creating an index for, or somebody discusses the scope of index pages at the village pump. Kraxler (talk) 04:15, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Given that there's plenty of precedent for AfD'ing indices, I'm not really convinced by your reading of WP:AFDHOWTO, especially as, as you say, it would create a type of page that is not subject to a deletion discussion anywhere. "Article" may well be interpreted as "anything in mainspace that's not a redirect", given that another name for the mainspace is "the article namespace". T. Canens (talk) 05:16, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
First of all, precedent is not binding here, as you should know from your days on ArbCom. However, precedent is a good means to consider possibilities while establishing consensus. Please have a look at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Index of Malawi-related articles. The result, on February 6, 2013, was "move to Wikipedia:WikiProject Malawi/Index of Malawi-related articles". On December 30, 2013, the page was moved back to Index of Malawi-related articles, after an "uncontroversial" RM. AfD is not a place to play games. Either the Index project agrees to keep indices in general in project space, or indices are added expressly (after RfC) at any one of the XfD venues (I suggest MfD), or a discussion is held at the village pump to discuss the fundamental usefulness/propriety/scope of indices. AfD is the wrong venue, since of indices one can not question the "notability", the "sourcing", a "promotional nature", a "possible COI" or any of the other deletion criteria typical for AfD. It's a mere technical question whether the subject (by size or other definition) may or may not have an index. Kraxler (talk) 14:03, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

TfD closures[edit]

Hi, I've noticed you've closed quite a few TfDs as delete, but did not place them in the holding cell or tagged them for deletion ({{db-xfd}}). Could you please do so? Alakzi (talk) 12:57, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

  • I closed two as outright delete, and have added in the meanwhile the db-xfd template. Do they need anything else?
  • The others need some action, like merge or substitution. These should go to the "Holding Cell"? Right? Kraxler (talk) 13:01, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
    • You've not added it to one (Template:Discreet abbreviation), but I see now that it's template-protected, so you can't be blamed for that. Merged templates and templates to be orphaned need to be placed in the holding cell and have {{Tfd/dated}} replaced with {{Being deleted|merge=Template:Name|date}}. Kept templates need to have the Tfd banner removed and be tagged with {{Tfd end}}. Alakzi (talk) 13:06, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
I'll revise everything. Thanks for your help, this is more complicated than AfD, and I can understand why there's not much participation at TfD these days. I wonder if the users who started the pointy discussions about Andy's closures ever closed a TfD themselves... Kraxler (talk) 13:15, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Fortunately, The Earwig is working on a script to simplify the whole process. :-) Alakzi (talk) 13:18, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
No, not even since that discussion. Thank you (both) for your contributions in that regard. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:22, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
I have to leave now, busy IRL, I'll continue to revise, and straighten out the logs, later today. Kraxler (talk) 14:02, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
I added a lot of tags, and I think everything is sorted out now. Kraxler (talk) 18:45, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Noinclude, who would have thought of that? I'll pray to any Supreme Being there may be that It beware us of any more discussions of TfD broadly construed at any of the dramamongers' favorite venues. Face-smile.svg Kraxler (talk) 19:39, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Hi Kraxler,

Kindly have a look at this. I have noticed somebody deleted a huge portion of the article. Please go through with the same, I feel something wrong with it. If the edit was necessary, let it be otherwise please do the needful. DreamSparrow Chat 10:32, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

The removal of that part was due to WP:PEACOCK and WP:PROMO. The text read like the subject was advertising his services, and used much too flattering language. Feel free to add new text, but be careful to state facts, in a tone as neutral as possible. You may use descriptions if they are attributed to independent sources (append a footnote). Kraxler (talk) 13:52, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Kraxler. If you would help me to make the same things in a neutral way of writing, it would be very great for me. DreamSparrow Chat 18:16, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm rather busy with other things, and I don't know anything about the subject. You could try write something. I watchlisted the article, and if there's any change in the text, I'll get a notice, and I'll have a look at it as soon as I find the time. Kraxler (talk) 23:49, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Kraxler : DreamSparrow Chat 17:47, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Sana Althaf[edit]

Hey Kraxler,

Its happy to to know that the article got published again and there is a chance to stand alive. Thanks for inform the same to me. Please go ahead with the merging.

Have a look at this also, I have noticed this but was not sure to report. Kindly see the possibility of standing it. Its seems like a promotion, see this and not much of information also.

Apart from that, this was created by me but it would be great you can have a verification of it.

I seriously don't understand what is the EV os this. DreamSparrow Chat 18:12, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

I merged the sources and info from your draft to Sana Althaf, I think the article is okay now, notability seems to have been established. I tagged your draft for deletion, as it is not needed anymore. As to the other articles, I'm a bit busy now, but I may have a look at some time. Kraxler (talk) 17:30, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Henry DeWitt Hamilton (1863-1942)[edit]

Thanks for your help. Check out User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )/Adjutant General of New York for the whole list I am working on. It is definitely within your wheelhouse. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:13, 8 September 2015 (UTC)


Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Apple Cider Century[edit]

Hi. I am truly puzzled by your closure on the above. Where is the consensus to merge? I see a weak consensus to delete, but not to merge. There is a well stated nomination, a solid reasoned vote to delete and a vote to redirect and mention (note that isn't even a vote to merge!). Since the article has not actually been deleted, I am asking you to reverse your closure and relist the discussion, and undo the "merge". Thanks. John from Idegon (talk) 03:05, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

  • First; What's wrong with mentioning this bike race at Three Oaks, Michigan? It has been held for decades, and is described as the biggest bike race in the whole region, by local newspapers.
  • Second:
    • The Afd had a nomination statement of "No sources to establish notability of this event" That's a very weak rationale, considering that WP:BEFORE prescribes that, if there are no sources in the article, the nominator should search for them.
    • There was one "delete" vote citing GNG and NEVENT without further explanation, and an amendment that the voter agrees with "Mention and redirect at Three Oaks, Michigan"
    • There was a "Mention and redirect at Three Oaks, Michigan" by a voter who almost always uses non-standard language at AfD, saying "mention" they mean "merge"
    • There was another voter who expressed agreement with "Mention and redirect at Three Oaks, Michigan"
  • That leaves us with "consensus" that the topic was not notable enough for a stand-alone article, but that the article should not be deleted but make a short mention at Three Oaks, Michigan. No need to relist again. I added a source (local newspaper group = "reliable source independent of the subject) to confirm the local importance of the bike race. Kraxler (talk) 17:13, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Josiah Ogden Hoffman[edit]

Daly says he "read" with Edw. Livingston. Daly, Charles P., Gulian C. Verplanck: His Ancestry, Life, and Character, D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1870 Mannanan51 (talk) 17:46, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the source. I reverted my revert. Kraxler (talk) 17:51, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi Kraxler, Thank you so much for amending my !vote (as well as removing my double-pasted vote), I originally made a typo but somehow removed the wrong letter in the process..... Why or how I never spotted something so obvious I will never know but thanks again :), Happy editing, –Davey2010Talk 01:53, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For being a hell of a lot nicer person than I am. Ian.thomson (talk) 15:25, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

A recent edit you made[edit]

Re this edit, be prepared for pushback. To avoid unnecessary stress on the part of multiple editors, consider temporarily self-reverting if only for the sake of civility. By the way, I considered making the edit in the form you did when I made my first of two edits a few days ago. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 16:19, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Czoal has reverted the edit before I saw this message. Please don't worry. Things will be sorted out eventually. Kraxler (talk) 15:19, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

OurCampaigns[edit]

I may have only been categorizing, but you brought up an interesting point (even though you later deleted it). Is OurCampaigns really a bad source? That's not surprising, but a shame anyway. I figured it was not great, but better than nothing, so I used it but cited it in deference to a future editor with better data. And now you've led me to http://elections.lib.tufts.edu, which I might use in the future. Thanks.—GoldRingChip 22:33, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

OurCampaigns is WP:USERGENERATED, and the user who created the interface did a really bad job. Election dates and times-of-day are generalized from today's conditions, and not specific to state, city, or any particular election, at that particular time. Also there are some users who add correct content, but many users add something they don't really check or know the background of, like party affiliations. I have found numerous errors, especially in older elections, sometimes even candidate's names that were not running or didn't exist. The problem is that they don't state any sources, so one can't check whether it's true or not. Overall, I don't trust it, and I don't use it as a source, except as a last resort, when there is absolutely no other source, and when by checking the historical context and other data, I can presume with some certainty that the info may be correct. For elections up to 1825, Phil Lampi's compilations (held at Tufts Library) are excellent, he states the sources (he actually read the original sources), and many times transcribed quotes from the sources. There are a very few mistakes I found, like one New York election was filed in the web library under a different state, probably hit the wrong key once. Kraxler (talk) 18:13, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion[edit]

Hey so I'd just like to know what you're up to when you tagged yoe Flash Wolves for speedy deletion. I just thought I'd let you know that there has been a lot of media coverage of the organization as of late because of the 2015 League of Legends World Championship, which started after the previous AFD discussion had concluded. The page has also been purged of self published and social media-based sources.--Prisencolin (talk) 09:20, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Socialists[edit]

Hi there, I wanted to thank you for your recent work on organizing and expanding on Socialist Party of America politicians! --TM 11:09, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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Congratulations! Well deserved. Yash! 16:02, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
Congratulations on this award, and thanks for all you have done to improve Wikipedia! --MelanieN (talk) 14:36, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you very much. I'm really flattered. Unfortunately, due to the still ongoing economical crisis in some parts of the world, I was forced to accept a time-consuming job which leaves me without much time for Wikipedia. I hope to be back in old form at some time in the future. Kraxler (talk) 15:47, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Hope to see you on Wikipedia with your full strength again, sooner. :) Jim Carter 12:45, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
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Missing middle names[edit]

I renewed my subscription to Ancestry.com, so let me know if you need any missing middle names or birth years. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 22:38, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Sheriff[edit]

Any interest in helping at Template:Sheriff of Kings County, New York? --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 01:55, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, Richard, but I have hardly any time to even look at Wikipedia, these days. Kraxler (talk) 12:59, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

RfC announce: Religion in infoboxes[edit]

There is an RfC at Template talk:Infobox#RfC: Religion in infoboxes concerning what What should be allowed in the religion entry in infoboxes. Please join the discussion and help us to arrive at a consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:18, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Editor of the Week : nominations needed![edit]

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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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Still amazed[edit]

I am still amazed by the quality and quantity of your biographical entries. --RAN (talk) 00:13, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Help with Louis XIII (cognac)[edit]

Hi Kraxler, I saw you're a member of WP:FRANCE and I was wondering if you could help review some of my proposed changes to the article on Louis XIII (cognac). WP:SPIRITS seems to be rather inactive, so I'm looking in other areas to find editors who might be willing to take a look. I have a draft sandboxed here, and proposed the changes on the talk page, but not many people come through there. If you have the time to take a look, I'd greatly appreciate it.--FacultiesIntact (talk) 19:45, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

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