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June 2013[edit]

Thank you ScottyOak2, I really appreciate your time and efforts. I have read through your suggestions and even though everything in the article is fact and not fabrication clearly the references I have cited are not acceptable to wikipedia. However I did look at your suggestions and I find this under the heading NOTABILITY (MUSIC) CRITERIA FOR COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS 4. "Has written a composition which has won (or in some cases been given a second or other place) in a major music competition not established expressly for newcomers". Then the subject and his brother both fall into this and if nothing else perhaps the page could include this?

The Bartlett brothers wrote SONG OF PEACE which was selected for the BBC CHOIRBOY OF THE YEAR (JAMES EAGER) to perform and record on behalf of the BBC in 2002 and was released as a CD single (All proceeds went to the Salvation Army Charity). The CD was aired on CLASSIC FM ( most notable) and BBC RADIO 3 along with the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA & THE BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES. Surely this BBC sponsored competition would fall into the above category?

If the subject is not notable for this composition then perhaps the song itself is and a page entitled SONG OF PEACE should appear?

Marcobellini Marcobellini (talk) 10:15, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

We need to understand why did you erase the Personal Life section of Darren Ritchie's profile? He recently got married with journalist Denny Alfonso and our colleagues at Broadway World, Yahoo and Associated Press confirmed the info. We also attached the pictures of the wedding and have an authorization from Darren and his wife Denny to post the information at wikipedia. We are going to upload the content again, and also will open an investigation internally to understand why this profile has been your target. Thanks (Originally posted by User:Broadway News on my user page.)Scottyoak2 (talk) 07:00, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

The information in the Personal Life section of Darren Ritchie (actor) was unsourced and it contained contentious information about another person, who is not the subject of the article. See WP:BLPREMOVE. The photo was improperly posted and did not appear at all. See WP:PICTURES. An authorization from the subject of the article is not a reliable, independent, third-party source. See WP:SOURCE. The subject of the article is unknown to me, and is not my "target" in any way. Scottyoak2 (talk) 07:26, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

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Done. Scottyoak2 (talk) 23:53, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

interlinking on Wikipedia[edit]

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hi all, thanks for the welcome and the response. I think I posted a question somewhere (in the community? Or on someones's talk page?) and I might have forgotten to sign it properly, sorry! Anyway, my question was how do I like a term to a Wikipedia article, when it's different from the title of the article I want to link to?

Example: in the "Disney Princess" article I wanted to link "Snow White" to the article about the Disney animated feature, and the article is called something like "Snow White (Disney)". I tried copying the way I saw it was done in other cases, but I must have missed something, as it didn't work. Would appreciate your help in this one! Thanks!Disneyess29 (talk) 13:40, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

It's fine to forget to sign something every so often, as a bot will (usually) come after you and sign it for you.
You can "pipe" a wikilink so it'll display text that is different from the article title you're linking to. You can read about how to do so here. --I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 14:37, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi Disneyess29, the coding for your link would look like this: [[Snow White (Disney)|Snow White]] As mentioned above, the explanation is here: Help:Link#Wikilinks Scottyoak2 (talk) 16:23, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing citations (and a suggestion)[edit]

Thanks for fixing citations! I appreciate your work.

One note: when you remove the "coauthors" parameter, please check to see if the "author" or "last" and "first" parameters already exist. If they do, changing "coauthors" to "author" will result in a citation error (redundant parameters). You can use "author2" instead of "author" when there is already one author listed.

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New REFBot[edit]

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Carmine Miranda[edit]

Hie, I am writing to ask for your input about your opinion of this page Carmine Miranda. I am writing to you since you were one of the few who added contributions to it. At present moment it has been nominated for deletion. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Carmine Miranda I am hoping that if you have time, that you could take a look at its current state and chime in your opinion on whether it should be kept or not. Thank you in advanceLilianarice (talk) 03:56, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

New page for singer-songwriter John Garrison[edit]

Hello, I'm contacting you because your name appears in the list of active participants to the WikiProject Musicians. I would need help to assess the page I'm currently working on before publishing it to Wikipedia. I'm a new contributor and it's my first page. I would need help for categorizing and disambiguation too. Don't worry if my user page is almost empty, I concentrated all my attention to create the new page and will take care of my user page later. You can contact me by email if you prefer. Here's my sandbox: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Lierre24/sandbox/John_Garrison Thanks! Lierre24 (talk) 18:48, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

I've decided to be bold and finally published my first and new page without assessment. I'm quite happy with the result although it's a work in progress like any other page. Lierre24 (talk) 17:55, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Scottyoak2, Face-smile.svg

You have recently done excellent work in tidying up the List of singer-songwriters; very well done!
Since you also seem to enjoy correcting spelling errors, may I suggest that you consider joining the Typo Team and the Guild of Copy Editors? Face-wink.svg
Thank you once again for all your contributions to our encyclopedia.
With kind regards;
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Your submission at Articles for creation: Caroline Schneider has been accepted[edit]

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Woo hoo[edit]

We can always use more active Tennis Project members. Thanks for signing in. Fyunck(click) (talk) 07:09, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

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sorry boss just i learning about this Deshpremikrajib (talk) 06:16, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Deshpremikrajib: It is okay. We all begin by learning. On your talk page, I posted a welcome message and many links to helpful pages. Scottyoak2 (talk) 06:46, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

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i give you a invitation for come our country, thanks Rajib Deshpremikrajib (talk) 06:19, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Yvette Basting has been accepted[edit]

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A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Thank you SO much for your kind help in chat!!! Songuitar333 (talk) 08:39, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Lil Cory?[edit]

Hey! Would you be able to explain your speedy deletion tagging of Lil Cory. The article states that the artist has composed music for American Dad and has an album on iTunes. While this may or may not fully meet Wikipedia's notability guideline, it seems, in my opinion, to at least constitute a credible claim of significance. (I did originally tag the article under WP:A7, but the author improved it and I removed the tag). TheDragonFire (talk) 04:12, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your question. A7 requires the application of a two-part test. I do believe that the points in the article are credible, but I don't think they are significant. Scottyoak2 (talk) 04:28, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Changing 'reflist' to 'references responsive'[edit]

I see you are changing the template {{reflist}} in some articles to use the markup <references responsive/>. This does a lovely job of handling the columns issue. But the usual practice here is to do the reverse, change references to reflist since reflist has many other useful features. I think we should get the reflist template changed. This is the recommendation at mw:Contributors/Projects/Columns for references for projects that use reflist. I don't know what all the implications are regarding the current column size designation, but I am going to request this at Template talk:Reflist. StarryGrandma (talk) 16:07, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

July 2017[edit]

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Hello GiantSnowman. My minor WikiGnome edit at Jimmy Kidega was done while performing Random page patrol. The handling of Reflist columns has been undergoing improvement as English Wikipedia incorporates responsiveness changes implemented in the MediaWiki software. (Details here.) You might have interest in the current discussions at Template_talk:Reflist. Not surprisingly, the Reflist documentation is lagging behind the current active version of the template itself. Please let me know if you have any questions. Scottyoak2 (talk) 07:58, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Notable CNS Alumni[edit]

Just wondering why you keep deleting Joe Brisson as a notable alumni. He's an avid member of the CNS community. Popcorn412233 (talk) 00:09, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

@Popcorn412233: please see the following guidelines:
For what it's worth, I've only edited the article once. If you have any questions about the guidelines, please let me know. I'll take a closer look at the article later. Scottyoak2 (talk) 00:37, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Assistance required[edit]

Hello!

We spoke few months ago about an article that I was writing, could you provide tips since I'm about to complete it soon?Aleksandër I Madh Është Shqipëtar (talk) 14:01, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

@Aleksandër I Madh Është Shqipëtar: Thank you for your message. I am on an extended WikiBreak. If you want more help, stop by the Teahouse, Wikipedia's live help channel, or the help desk to ask someone for assistance with your article. Kind regards, Scottyoak2 (talk) 16:47, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

WikiBreak[edit]

UCI books[edit]

ScottyOak2

Thanks for the fast response. The books I've sourced details from are: Wieler Jaarboek Herman Harens 1986-1987 ISBN 906120 5638 1987-1988 ISBN 906120 6227 1988-1989 ISBN 906120 6685 1989-1990 ISBN 906120 7363 1990-1991 ISBN 906120 8203 NUGI 466 1991-1992 ISBN 906120 9137 NUGI 466 1992-1993 ISBN 90 3890 0236

They are all NL language volumes. I know they stopped production of them, annually in 2012. PDM888 (talk) 10:02, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

ScottyOak2 - thanks. Rockstar!! PDM888 (talk) 11:41, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

How to insert references into text so that they turn blue as links.[edit]

Hi Scottyoak2...I've been going nuts for the last hour or so trying to discover how to send you an email! Then a different helper asked what my question was and made the very helpful suggestion to use this page! You may remember that you and I chatted at length last S aturday evening and then you said I should contact you again in a few days while you looked into the matter. Do you have any news for me? Would you please drop me an email at (Redacted)...I would be grateful, many thanks Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bakoven (talkcontribs) 18:55, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Articles for deletion: Tim Cavagin[edit]

I will improve the article, may be in a day or two. Definately this article is noteable enough to keep. Nauriya (talk) April 23, 2018 23:20 (UTC)

Articles for deletion: Joe Greco[edit]

The Joe Greco Wiki page is safe.It shouldn't be on AFD! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.10.3.4 (talkcontribs) 15:45, April 26, 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Drishya Raghunath[edit]

Hello Scottyoak2. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Drishya Raghunath, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: coverage in RS and named roles in notable films both indicate significance. Thank you. SoWhy 09:25, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

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Installer for WPCleaner

Hello Scottyoak2.

I would like to inform you that a new version of WPCleaner is available replacing the old version (v1.43) dating back to almost a year. Unfortunately, going from version 1.43 to 2.0 automatically isn't possible and will require a new installation. It's necessary to install version 2.0 to take advantage of updates and bug fixes. Version 1.43 will have to be uninstalled manually, as there are no more updates for it.

The installation procedure is described at Wikipedia:WPCleaner/Installation.

Note: for usage in Bot mode, I strongly advise to check the modifications to be sure that the tasks run correctly

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Thanks for your help today! --nylasometimesdoedit5105 05:46, 17 December 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by NealaParkerNY (talkcontribs)

Draft:Running Late (band)[edit]

Hey Scottyoak2! Thank you again for helping me get underway with pruning my draft. I removed every potentially suspicious article to my knowledge from the draft, and have only left in newspaper sources. That being said, I've done quite a bit of work since last night that I would love your input on in terms of the subject's notability:

1. I scanned another newspaper clipping that I found, archived it, and cited it within the draft, which confirms the band performing at the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" event as the featured artist in both 2017 and 2018.

2. I found old footage of the band performing on the cable television show "Mallets Place TV", which is a product of Time Warner, that aired nationally from NY to numerous markets in Los Angeles. I archived the footage, and cited the feature on the draft page. Im curious to know how this impacts Criteria 12 of musician notability.

3. I discovered that the band was featured twice on The Real Radio Show WRCN 103.9FM. This radio station is an affiliate to Fox news, is licensed by ASCAP, BMI, and Sound Exchange, and broadcasts internationally. Although I cannot find footage of their songs being played on rotation or transcripts detailing their placement, I have found dates as to when their songs were featured, which I genuinely dont know is good enough to cite in the draft. UPDATE: I found a crude audio recording of their feature on The Real Radio Show, which also includes them playing their single "These Days" live on air. I can't find evidence of their second feature on the show, but I've archived the audio and have it linked in the draft. Looking forward to your thoughts on this.

Im looking forward to more communication about all of this, and how these changes impact this subject's notability. Talk soon! Janeallen24 (talk) 00:19, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

Removed deprecated column width from {{Reflist}}[edit]

Thanks for this edit. Is the parameter "30em" in {{Reflist|30em}} really deprecated? I understand that {{Reflist|2}} is deprecated[1] but not {{Reflist|30em}}[2]. Or am I missing something? Cheers, --Edcolins (talk) 13:18, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi Edcolins. Thank you for your question, which prompted me to revisit some of the perennial discussions concerning column usage in the Reference section of articles. After MediaWiki[3] made responsiveness improvements to the <references /> tag, I thought en-wiki later deprecated both fixed-columns and colwidths in the {{Reflist}} template. I'm wrong. It looks like fixed-columns are deprecated, but colwidths can still be used. —Scottyoak2 (talk) 07:19, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. --Edcolins (talk) 18:07, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

Notability is not the standard for inclusion in embedded lists[edit]

You've recently made several edits that remove material from lists embedded in articles citing Wikipedia:Notability (people) and WP:LISTPEOPLE as justification. Notability only applies for the subject of an article; it does not apply to the contents of an article. And WP:LISTPEOPLE only applies to stand-alone lists; WP:LISTBIO is the guideline for embedded lists and it was rewritten a few years to make it clear that notability is not the standard applied for inclusion in embedded lists. ElKevbo (talk) 23:39, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

@ElKevbo:Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I've revisited the applicable policies and guidelines. It appears that WP:LISTBIO stands on WP:SOURCELIST which, for entries in embedded alumni lists, would focus mostly on the need for reliable sources for verifiability. I think I already had an understanding of the current consensus, but perhaps was clouded by the often-used "Notable alumni" section heading. I also had gotten sloppy with the wording in my edit summaries and warning messages. I appreciate that you took the time to pull me back on track. —Scottyoak2 (talk) 02:24, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
You're welcome! I think that most or all of your removals were still appropriate for other reasons e.g., material was completely unsourced, material was given undue weight. ElKevbo (talk) 08:07, 14 August 2020 (UTC)

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