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Noel Rose (a page you deleted in 2006)[edit]

Hi Tom, I work in the field of autoimmune disease and went looking for a page on Noel Rose, but noticed a 2006 version had been deleted by you. I expect it was a guideline problem (e.g., a verbatim copy of existing content), but let me know if there was some other reason. I am going to start creating the new page, but if you have issues please let me know. Thank you.

Aaron Abend (talk) 13:58, 10 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi Tom! Next on my list to bring to Featured Article level is the Collapse of the World Trade Center article. I have commenced doing some adjustments and some may become major as it proceeds. I feel it lacks the engineering discussion needed to provide a full understanding of how and why the buildings collapsed and for that I need persons better versed than I to at least steer it along the correct anything you have to suggest there or here is welcome.--MONGO (talk) 14:08, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, sounds good. Tom Harrison Talk 20:24, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
I think some organizational issues persist and was thinking a brief summary of the attacks, followed by a detailed description of the collapses (the article lacks many finer details) then on to the mechanics of what happened. I am not sure a lengthy discussion about lost artwork, etc, belongs as I think this needs to mainly discuss the engineering aspects. We may have to address conspiracy theories was well near the end if for no other reason than to put them in their bed.--MONGO (talk) 21:27, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Agreed; some pruning is due. Tom Harrison Talk 14:45, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry been absent a bit still thinking about what the article should emphasize..will be working on it more next week.--MONGO (talk) 17:21, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
No problem, same here... Tom Harrison Talk 18:18, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

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As it's such a long time since the block and a Checkuser has said there's been no evidence of recent block evasion, would you be happy with an unblock at User talk:Mstrojny now? Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 15:25, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

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Invitation to join the Fifteen Year Society[edit]

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Dear Tom harrison,

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Black Hebrew Israelites[edit]

Hi you recently protected Black Hebrew Israelites for edit warring. Looks like it is starting again except this time they are calling it vandalism. Should I take it to WP:AN/EW since this is a long term issue with them removing the same material against consensus for months? PackMecEng (talk) 13:58, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes, unfortunately that's the next step. Tom Harrison Talk 11:49, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
I've protected the page again. Please give your views on the talk page if you would. Tom Harrison Talk 18:13, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Done, thanks again for the help! PackMecEng (talk) 19:09, 12 May 2019 (UTC)


What is missing or should be culled from Collapse of the World Trade Center. I feel we have too many sections and some areas could be combined. I have a period of free time and may try and push this to peer review after I reread the NIST report. If you're inclined, feel free to post any suggestions to the article talkpage so we can get a dialogue started.--MONGO (talk) 19:36, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Great, I'll start reading. Tom Harrison Talk 01:23, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Collapse of the World Trade Center[edit]

Hello Tom, Can I ask you to look at the recent "edits" on the Collapse of the World Trade Center, which you reverted earlier. A noted conspiracy buff then reverted back to his preferred version, which I reverted back. This has been reverted, yet again, by the same person. My suggestion was to wait until MONGO's proposed rewrite, but this has been ignored. Regards, David, David J Johnson (talk) 18:10, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

David, I'd say wait and see how it develops. Thanks, Tom Harrison Talk 12:24, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Restore page[edit]

Hi, can you restore User:EchetusXe/Nathan Ferguson for me please? I had it deleted but he has come back to the game and is now notable. Thanks,--EchetusXe 17:00, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Done; happy editing. Tom Harrison Talk 12:26, 4 August 2019 (UTC)