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Hi User:Xezbeth, how come the "b." abbreviation in Taberner page needs to be changed to "born"? Why not change the "No. overall" on SpongeBob SquarePants (season 11) page to "Number overall"? If it's wrong to have the "b." there instead, then Maiorana page is only one I can think of that still uses the "b." abbreviation, thanks.--Theo Mandela (talk) 08:21, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi User:Xezbeth, could you make a contribution to Maiorana page please? That the name is Norman French in origin, this source Della Calabria illustrata says something like: the name changed from Marogana (or Marogano) to the more easily pronounceable Maiorana (or Maiorano), possibly influenced by folk etymology (page 326). On that page the book also states that the fleur-de-lis in the coat of arms of the family also indicates a Norman origin. I just don't do edits on that scale, because more than likely no one will edit the page for many months, leaving my mistakes (that become Wikipedia's mistakes) on show. Hope you can help, thanks. --Theo Mandela (talk) 17:21, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
User:Xezbeth, I made an edit to Maiorana page and hope you can have a look at it and make changes if needed, not sure if links are need in "surname" and "Norman French" for example, but if you can correct any mistake I made, follow example of good surname pages please like: Evans (surname) • Howard (surname) --Theo Mandela (talk) 04:22, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi User:Xezbeth, do you know what the rules are for links on surname articles? What should and what shouldn't be linked? Fisher (surname) has no links, but Maiorana has loads, thanks.--Theo Mandela (talk) 20:12, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Xezbeth, I'm a bit intrigued by your mass changing of class at various given name articles, for example  and . Is this something that has been agreed anywhere, for example at Wikipedia:WikiProject Anthroponymy? If not, I think you should revert the changes and discuss it. Ordinarily an page on a human name is regarded as an article, because such names are usually encyclopedic in their own right, and there is some prose written about them. This applies even if quite a large chunk of the article is actually devoted to listing notable people with that name. However, if there has been an agreement somewhere to alter this convention, then please let me know. Thanks — Amakuru (talk) 13:25, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
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Hello, I have deprodded Abusaria because it has been to AFD in the past. I only did this for procedural reasons and have no prejudice against nominating this "article" at AFD. —KuyaBriBriTalk 16:00, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
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Your persistent redirect from the Stones page to Rock (geology) is contrary to basic English. Perhaps you could explain why you think that the plural of "stone", a non-count noun, might ever be "stones" in a geological sense? Have nice day. John beta (talk) 14:05, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Hello again. Regarding surname SIAs, would it be considered overlinking to link to floruit where necessary? When AWB detects the fl. abbreviation, it wants to turn it into the link to the page I described above. Thank you. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk • contribs) 23:56, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
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Hi User:Xezbeth. Just noticed the inversion of the person's name in article Takanobu Takahashi. I'm kinda aware of the difference between the Eastern and Western practice of first name/surname usage, but don't have a working knowledge on it. Should Prof. Takahashi Takanobu's name be changed to his actual name as added by you? If so, should we rename the article? Same holds with article Shuzo Matsunaga. Thanks. Rasnaboy (talk) 04:32, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
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I'm not, at least half of the undeletions I tried (with TWINKLE) failed because the server returned an error response. I just tried again and again until they all completed. Hut 8.5 20:05, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi Xezbeth, quick question, as I'm not familiar with how some things are done. I've seen that in articles about names you typically unlink countries and remove country categories. Is that a policy or a preference? I can see both sides of the argument. Is there anything along the lines of a rationale for doing it in this particular way? I don't mind, and I do appreciate consistency. Thanks! DrVogel (talk) 16:16, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi, you're absolutely correct, I accidentally used the wrong tag! Anthroponymy instead of Biography. Also, you're so fast!! You fixed it yourself before I had the chance to rectify it! Thanks very much! Dr. Vogel (talk) 17:13, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Xezbeth, I've lowered the protection level on this from TRPOT to SPROT - it only has 79 uses and while they are are pages with larger views it also has not had much vandalism. If I'm missing something and you think this still needs a higher level, please let me know. Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 01:55, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Xezbeth. I saw this edit and was wondering if a consensus was reached to move the article back to Dōjō. There doesn't appear to be any discussion on the article's talk page. Anyway, if there was, then it might be helpful in resolving other similar page moves made by the same editor. -- Marchjuly (talk) 22:17, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
I just wanted to say, what you're doing with that article is very impressive. Dr. Vogel (talk) 17:27, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Xezbeth, you're - like it or not - the "go-to person" for disambiguation pages. Was that one OK? Please let me know if it ain't, and tell me why. Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 11:52, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
I've created a redrafted article for Nextdoor at User:BC1278/sandbox/Nextdoor. Although I have experience as a Wikipedia editor (though at a level laughable compared to you), I have a conflict of interest here as a paid consultant to Nextdoor, so the redraft requires a thorough independent review. COI disclosures have been made on the article Talk page.
The current article is very poor, in my opinion, and my goal is to get it up to a "B" grade on this version, then keep working to get it to GA. If you look at the citations in my new proposed draft, you'll see that over the course of the past 10 years, this company has had multiple in-depth features in high-quality reliable sources such as The New York Times, Wired, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed News, PBS News Hours, NPR and Newsweek. And it's been written or broadcast about in hundreds of local-media reliable sources, only a sample of which are cited in the 50-source draft article. It warrants a much more thorough better written, better structured article than it has now.
I've looked at the history for this article because I was very puzzled why an app/website with tens of millions of users was so poor. I discovered that at least one editor has been removing content backed by reliable sources for years. The editor resurfaced when I posted the discussion and explanation about my proposal to Talk:Nextdoor#Request_for_Review. The editor expressed the POV that articles about internet companies, in general, are too long, as well as various other dubious arguments. Given the potential for fireworks, which I hate, I thought I should seek an incredibly experienced editor, such as yourself, to do the independent review.
I also opened an RfC vote about one section of the article ("Founder'), since it received some support even though it's been removed before.
Thanks in advance for considering this request to collaborate on a review. I say collaborate because I am sure you will have many suggestions as to how I can improved the draft and I expect I can learn a great deal from you.
Hi, if I were looking for a Japanese politician named Akio Sato but didn't know his birth year, I'd find the hatnotes quite useful, as they make it easier navigating from one homonym to another. —capmo (talk) 16:47, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
Much thanks for your edits on the Akira Kurosawa. Its become known to me recently that you have an interest in Japanese articles. Recently, I had some success to get the images in the Kurosawa article in good shape with the help of another editor with image experience here . I was wondering if you, as an experienced editor, might be remotely interested in considering a co-nomination of the article with me at FAC for Kurosawa. JohnWickTwo (talk) 14:09, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for correcting my mischaracterization of the "Verdy du (and Du) Vernois" redirs, which I can now see were improper however I cut it. Before I compound the error, can I pick on your expertise: is the proper surname von Verdy du Vernois, or just du Vernois? Also, I know that lowercase for the possessives are proper in running text, but in a Wikipedia redirect the first letter would be capitalized anyway (unless I jump through another hoop).
Related, I'm fussing about this because still unclear on the proper conventions for possessives at the start of a sentence, except the Dutch "van". I've see both lower and upper case "von" and "du" in authoritative sources at the start of sentences. I've seen Gaelic names start sentences with lowercase. And don't get me started on the De La (la?) Rive family... perhaps someone could issue a WP guideline for article text, if one doesn't exist? David Brooks (talk) 13:30, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Hello Xezbeth, just asking if you can change the formats for the birth and death dates on the Maiorana article to the consistent standard please? As it looks messy and I'm unsure which of the four to use. Also, if it's not the standard, the last use of the second reference in the article is placed within brackets, Theo Mandela (talk) 14:20, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry for asking if you're busy Xezbeth, but when you have a second could you improve the format of the Maiorana surname article please? Because it's a small article and these and the surname template style are the only issues I have with it. It'd be a much appreciated help. And if you don't think you'll get time, could you suggest a user like yourself who deals with fixing and formatting of dab and surname articles please? Thanks, Theo Mandela (talk) 08:49, 3 September 2018 (UTC)
As far as I can see you've not suggested any ideas to Versalex on how to proceed. Is it impossible to do what they want, which is to include uses of 'Adelson' as given names? Is there no precedent for this, but instead the requirement that each mention has to have an article? I see the layout of Edel has given names, but all mentions have articles.
It just seems weird to skirt 3RR without trying to say "the explanation is you must have articles for each name or no go". I'm assuming that's your objection. Shenme (talk) 07:44, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
By the way, my "behavior" was inadvertent. I was brand-new to Wikipedia and had no idea how to use it. It was all quite over-whelming. I genuinely thought an academic and/or manager of sorts would contact me to confirm my credentials and references. Ha! The red wine wouldn't have helped.
Versalex (talk) 12:57, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for sorting out my edits on Template:Lazard & Template:Investment banks. These show up on todays list of templates with DAB links. I don't know what change made them appear there but they were DAB links to Lazard (disambiguation).— Rod talk 10:41, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
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Hi, and thanks for sharing your thoughts on my Requested move. So this is kind of relatable: I’m wondering if someone would be willing to split the surname/people sections of two other pages into their own set indices, particularly the sections in Massone and Valentin (disambiguation)? Thanks in advance! 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:07, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
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