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Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 09:47, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Rollback granted[edit]

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Hi Mdewman6. After reviewing your request for "rollbacker", I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
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If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! – Juliancolton | Talk 16:13, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Rollback on Ohio wine add[edit]

I am new to editing. I have taken on the personal challenge of editing wine-related topics with regard to Ohio and the Grand River Valley AVA, due to the recent (10yrs) explosion in the industry. My recent edit to include Ohio in the list of ‘notable’ wine regions was rolled back. I do have valid sources to substantiate the inclusion. If there is a more appropriate way to approach this endeavor, I welcome the advice. This project is grossly overdue and I have found many wine-related articles that include outdated and outright incorrect information regarding the Ohio wine industry and the Grand River Valley wine region. I feel a personal responsibility to my field to lend this hand to correcting and elaborating on this subject without prejudice. I am more than willing to provide citations outside of the edits where appropriate or required. Please advise. Ltodd010480 (talk) 15:43, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

@Ltodd010480: Thanks for your message. I appreciate and encourage your efforts to update pages related to wine, specifically to Ohio. The issue here is that it does not make sense to list every AVA for a state on the List of wine-producing regions page. The page would be untenable if it attempted to list every singe wine producing area in the world, hence the "significant" qualifier in the opening sentence. As I mentioned in the edit summary, the page List of American Viticultural Areas exists to serve as a comprehensive list of all AVAs approved by the Tax and Trade Bureau and focuses on American wine regions, and the world page should not replicate that. If you feel Ohio is indeed a significant wine region, then you should post on the talk page and get input from editors besides me so we can build consensus. My understanding is that while a lot of grapes are grown in Ohio, most are destined for grape juice rather than wine. Nevertheless, I would support the addition of the Ohio wine link to the page, but not any AVAs.
Given the above, I would recommend you focus your efforts on updating the Ohio wine page and the pages for the specific AVAs. Hope that helps! Mdewman6 (talk) 07:14, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Utility player (baseball)[edit]

Hi Mdewman6. I'm not against making Utility player (baseball) an article of its own but it probably needs to be expanded since it is currently less informative than the baseball section of Utility player. Another option would be to redirect the whole thing to Utility player#Baseball. Cheers, Pichpich (talk) 21:48, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

@Pichpich: I agree. I thought I would start by getting rid of the utility infielder and fourth outfielder pages. Ideally, I think a lot of the content at utility player#baseball should be moved to utility player (baseball), leaving only a short summary at the general utility player page. I welcome you to help with that. Mdewman6 (talk) 21:52, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

A heads-up[edit]

You nominated List of trauma centers in Massachusetts. I explained to Reywas92 concerns I had with their non-admin closure. You might find some of the points I made there of interest.

Since List of trauma centers in Massachusetts was started in 2014, and List of trauma centers in the United States was started in 2019, the earlier article shouldn't really be labelled a WP:CONTENTFORK.

I am not trying to pile on, but one of the other contributors who weighed in in that discussion was trying to tell you they disagreed with you bringing the article to AFD, at all. They thought it could be redirected without an AFD - your initial step of calling for a merge on Talk:List of trauma centers in the United States was the correct move. The other contributor's point that List of trauma centers in Massachusetts had existed for years was an extremely important point. You and I have no way of knowing how many webmasters of regular websites hard-coded links to <a ref="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_trauma_centers_in_Massachusetts">List of trauma centers in Massachusetts</a> in their pages. If we delete the redirect those pages break. We shouldn't do that. Geo Swan (talk) 03:40, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

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AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 06:08, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Ecola State Park[edit]

Thanks for starting that long-needed article and for helping unsnarl the state and national Lewis and Clark parks. Although I'm more apt to revert or delete uncited material than you are (per your userpage), I love the bit about "People are going to want to see this". I call that "shoehorning" and it's not my favorite to clean up after but I like your friendly take on it. Cheers! Valfontis (talk) 18:33, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

@Valfontis:Thanks, yeah it was definitely long overdue. More could certainly be done. I like this sort of work on WP, reconciling how pages interact with each other in terms of links and redirects and making sure things are named in an appropriate and consistent way. As for references, I've just seen too many times where WP refs don't support the text, but meanwhile some view it as an inflexible binary of has refs=fine and no refs=remove. Obviously some things really need references, like data and controversial statements, but I really view WP references (at least web refs) as annotated external links. And your term "shoehorning" definitely fits! Mdewman6 (talk) 18:54, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

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Hunters Hot Springs (disambiguation)[edit]

Hi, not sure what your thoughts were with Hunters Hot Springs (disambiguation) but we only disambiguate articles that currently exist; the DAB page you made only referred to one existent page (that I can see). Additionally, if there are only two topics then a hatnote is usually a better fit than a DAB page. Thanks! (I am not watching this page, so please ping me if you want my attention.)Bilorv (talk) 21:34, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

@Bilorv: I'm trying to follow WP:PRIMARYRED, but I guess that would require additional red-linked entries? I could either create a redirect under the red link and use a hatnote, or perhaps tagging the dab page with {{One other topic}} would be an alternative? Mdewman6 (talk) 21:54, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

Willcox AVA moved to draftspace[edit]

An article you recently created, Willcox AVA, is not suitable as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of the page. Mccapra (talk) 13:59, 19 December 2020 (UTC)