User talk:LorriBrown

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Hello, LorriBrown, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

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Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask for help on your talk page, and a volunteer should respond shortly. Again, welcome! cymru.lass (talk • contribs) 15:58, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Did You Know....[edit]

...that newly created articles accepted into mainspace are eligible to be submitted to the "Did You Know" feature on the Wikipedia home page? The submittal process is explained at Wikipedia:Did you know. The process of submitting is a bit complicated (creating the application and submitting the application are independent steps). DYKs result in thousands of article viewers on the day used. There is an option to including an image with a DYK, which tends to increase viewership. David notMD (talk) 11:23, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

David notMD Thank you for the heads up.LorriBrown (talk) 00:34, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Adding an image[edit]

If a family member has PERSONALLY taken a photo of KT or any of the artwork, that person can add the photo at Wikipedia Commons, and then the photo can be used with the article. Likewise, KT can add a photo taken by KT. David notMD (talk) 22:40, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

David notMD Thank you for this additional information David! Would this mean that KT first create a user account in Wikipedia as KT and then use this account to upload their photo to Wiki Commons before then adding the photo to the article? Would this be at any point in time or only in the draft phase? LorriBrown (talk) 23:18, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Actually, can by-pass that. Whoever took photos can join Wikipedia Commons at and once joined, can add photos through step #4 at There, use the Upload Wizard. A different person (you, for example) could then go to Commons Main Page at and Search for Kent Tate. From there, get and paste the photo files into the Draft:Kent Tate article. A problem: RIGHT NOW there are three images for Kent Tate, but all are nominated for deletion. Any new images being added would need to have different names than the ones slated for deletion. David notMD (talk) 01:01, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
David notMD Thank you for this explanation! LorriBrown (talk) 01:58, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
Hello again David notMD , The pictures in WikiCommons for KT are slated for deletion... but not yet deleted. Would you know how long this process takes? Would KT be able to upload artwork and request those versions be expeditiously removed and/or replaced? Thanks!! :-)LorriBrown (talk) 17:05, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
LorriBrown, Hello. Just incase you have not got a reply from David notMD, I'll answer these questions. In answer to your first question, deletion on Commons can take a long while. For example, there are still deletion discussions in progress which started in October 2018. Deletion discussions can be closed 7 days after they are opened, so the deletion discussion at [1] is eligible for closing. It may be a few days or a few months, but only time will tell.
In answer to your second question, KT can upload the images if they created the images and they can do that anytime by creating an account and uploading their images (as David notMD has written above).
In answer to your third question, KT probably can't request that the images are deleted quickly. The deletion discussion will run its course. The images still being there does not mean that KT can't upload the images, as they can upload them with different file names.
If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask me, David notMD or at the Teahouse. Happy editing, Dreamy Jazz 🎷 talk to me | my contributions 22:21, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Other stuff exists[edit]

Wikipedia:Other stuff exists is an essay on how finding examples of poorly written or referenced articles does not justify other articles. When an article is primarily written by one person, it is often weak. Over time, many contributors tend to improve the article. The one-editor problem is especially true for obscure topics, for example video artists. At Nicole Cohen, go to View history, and then in a menu bar toward the top there an option Pageviews. This shows how many viewers per day. A box to the lower right shows how many editors keep a watch on it. Contrast that to Henry Moore, a Featured article. My point is that there are a lot of bad articles out there. Many did not go through the Article for Creation process, and so did not have an experienced editor deciding yes or no. Instead, the creating editor just dumped the article into Main space (this is allowed). There are many, many, many articles that as they are, should either be deleted or improved. After you succeed with Kent Tate you should have enough experience to go forth and improve existing articles. My own history here at Wikipedia is no articles created, 15,000 edits, five articles raised to Good Article status, and hundreds of articles improved. Often improvement is deletion. In April 2017 the article Tocotrienol was a bloated mess. I and other editors cut its length by two-thirds. David notMD (talk) 11:19, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

David notMD Thank you for your explanation and for providing examples. LorriBrown (talk) 15:54, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

You asked about templated messages - here's one below that I prepared earlier:[edit]


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Hello, LorriBrown, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay.
I noticed you've made one or more edits to women's biographies. Should you be interested in helping to redress the balance of articles about women, you might wish to consider joining our Women in Red project. Less than 18% of biographies here are about women - and you could help us increase this!
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I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Feel free to make test edits in the sandbox. Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~) This automatically inserts your name and the date. If you get stuck, please see our help pages. If you can't find what you are looking for there, feel free to ask at the Teahouse or at the Women in Red project's Talk Page. Alternatively, contact me on my talk page, or place {{Help me}} on this page and someone will drop by to help you. Again, welcome! Nick Moyes (talk) 00:08, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

But you don't need to use a template to make your userpage look nice. Nick Moyes (talk) 00:08, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Nick Moyes Thank you for showing me this site. I joined and started my first article. Happy to know about this project! LorriBrown (talk) 03:29, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Women in Red[edit]

Hi there, LorriBrown, and welcome to Women in Red. I'm pleased to hear you are interested in writing articles about Canadian artists and writers. In this connection, you might find it useful to look through our Ten Simple Rules. Unless you have some ideas of your own, you might find the names of interesting women on our Canada red link list which shows the names of Canadian women who have been covered in other language versions of Wikipedia but not yet in English. Please let me know if you run into any difficulties or need assistance. Happy editing!--Ipigott (talk) 08:30, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

April 2019[edit]

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Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by I dream of horses 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.
 I dream of horses  If you reply here, please ping me by adding {{U|I dream of horses}} to your message  (talk to me) (My edits) @ 22:04, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Joan Almond versus Joan Almond[edit]

L - What I suggest is that you create a comment on I Dream of Horses Talk page. Point out that you started on your draft before the other one, and have more content and more references. I suggest, given that the other draft has not been submitted (IDOH thinks it has been?), yours take priority. IDOH will either agree, or not. Either way, I also suggest that you contact the other creator. Remember, in the end, all work here is collaborative. David notMD (talk) 16:47, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

AfC notification: Draft:Joan Almond (2) has a new comment[edit]

I've left a comment on your Articles for Creation submission, which can be viewed at Draft:Joan Almond (2). Thanks! Robert McClenon (talk) 19:13, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Joan Almond (2) has been accepted[edit]

Joan Almond (2), which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

CASSIOPEIA(talk) 04:17, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Susan Hudson[edit]

I've clicked on submit for Draft:Susan Hudson, the missing {{Infobox person}} is no showstopper for an IMNSHO clear case of WP:PROF. – (talk) 13:46, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

For some hours or days I've bookmarked Special:Contributions/ and might find a reply here, no guarantees, but the WP:TEAHOUSE can't help you with that.Face-tongue.svg84.46.52.110 (talk) 20:14, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Hello (talk) I was curious why you submitted the Draft:Susan Hudson. Didn't think it would pass quite yet so was planning to work on it some more before requesting approval. Guess it will amount to the same thing if it is approved though. Thanks, LorriBrown (talk) 21:46, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Don't hold your breath, they really mean it when they say a review can take up to two months or more. – (talk) 23:37, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Please continue working on the draft while it awaits review. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:42, 20 April 2019 (UTC) Okay, I get it now. Thanks!LorriBrown (talk) 02:19, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Let's discuss it Yes indeed, I'll do that.LorriBrown (talk) 02:19, 21 April 2019 (UTC)