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DYK nom: New article
Hello, Pgallert! Would you mind nominating Carrie Tubb for DYK? It was created by User:Tim riley, an excellent editor. The hook could be:
- that, on her hundredth birthday, British soprano Carrie Tubb was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Music? -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:49, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
- Hi Ssilvers, hi User:Tim riley! I was out over the weekend, sorry for the late answer. Will nominate the article today or tomorrow. Cheers, Pgallert (talk) 08:46, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
- Thank you both so much. I'm v. grateful for your help. Tim riley talk 09:49, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
- @Ssilvers and Tim riley: Done See: Template:Did you know nominations/Carrie Tubb. --Pgallert (talk) 09:24, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
- Thanks very much! -- Ssilvers (talk) 15:31, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
- And from me too. Most grateful. Tim riley talk 15:13, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
sign of life
are you the slightest interested in the namibia uranium mines fiasco - I could offer the diffs to show the problems. Or I could leave it. Interestingly I have a german speaking traveler staying at the moment... Up to you re the mining issue. Trust all is well. JarrahTree 10:19, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
- Hi JarrahTree, let me admit lack of knowledge on this issue. I have written about mining but I'm not an expert at all. Can you point me to some news or online sources on this? Thanks, Pgallert (talk) 10:24, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
- no problems - I will dig it all up in a few minutes...
- It all goes back to user bin mai created a vast sea of mining articles in 2013 or so from one source entries - included in them were mines that have never existed (they were mineral deposits that were announced but were never developed)
some recent afd include:
It doesnt really bother me whether they end up (like our conversations at wikimanias) - or where they go, just thought there might have been a chance that you might have had knowledge of these... and if they get kept so be it - but it seemed a vast amount of bin mai's edits were from very poor sources and in most cases discovered deposits and not necessarily worked mines. It seemed to make a mockery of the mining project being an accurate mining venture... and not a field of hoaxes so to speak. JarrahTree 10:36, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
- I'll look into these. Valencia has got some media coverage, and, iirc, a sign post off the street. The other two will stand and fall with the question "what is a mine?" but should probably not have articles at the moment, unless we want to have coverage of every exploration license granted on this planet. --Pgallert (talk) 11:02, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for looking - appreciate that - as for your last comment - I agree totally JarrahTree 11:06, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
Hi JarrahTree! I checked out the matter a bit. It seems as if the AfD discussions are going nowhere, certainly not towards a consensus to delete. I believe all of those articles, except Valencia mine which indeed exists, should be nominated together, outlining that the creator didn't understand the difference between a deposit and a mine. The only source clearly lists all of the following - not currently at AfD - as deposits and/or place (farm) names:
For each entry have a wrong and unreferenced statement ("is a mine"), followed by a wrong and unsupported claim ("one of the largest uranium reserves"), followed by an Original-Research calculation drawn from a publication of the World Nuclear Association, a partisan group promoting the nuclear industry. As most of the U-mining companies will likely be members, this source is not independent and thus not suitable.
I think with a motivation in this form the whole list can be removed. Cheers, Pgallert (talk) 10:08, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
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