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Nomination of Tricia Newbold for deletion

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Tricia Newbold is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tricia Newbold until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. R2 (bleep) 18:22, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Can you review an article again?

Hello. Can you review the article on Amanda Urban using ProveIt again, if you have a chance? Thank you. Frannyshaw (talk) 03:59, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Review request ...

Hello again! I was under the mistaken idea that ProveIt was an automated app, akin to a bot of sorts, that cleaned up articles. I see now that it is more of a tool used to review citations, which is very helpful. My apologies (but I learned about ProveIt, thank you!).Frannyshaw (talk) 15:24, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Question about sourcing

Hi, I noticed one of your contributions to the Race and Intelligence article (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Race_and_intelligence&diff=next&oldid=822773463) attributes the following quote: "Growing evidence indicates that environmental factors, not genetic ones, are more important in explaining the racial IQ gap." to Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications by Jeffrey Nevid. However, the text itself does not seem to say this. You can see for yourself: https://books.google.com/books?id=dO8bCgAAQBAJ&q=+racial+IQ+gap#v=snippet&q=racial%20IQ%20gap&f=true . Any idea as to how this happened? I am sure it was an oversight, but unfortunately as the article is protected, I cannot change it. Thanks for your attention to the matter.

Well if you look at page 271 it says "increasing evidence points to the importance of environmental factors in explaining racial differences in IQ". So it was not an oversight even if the exact text I added (which I did not claim was an exact quote) is not in the book. IntoThinAir (talk) 19:43, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't understand. As you may or may not be aware, this is an extremely contentious article, and it suffers from contributions that are taken out of context, misquoted or plain biased. As a result, it's important to be very careful when making changes to the article. The text does not say (paraphrasing) "growing evidence indicates environmental factors are more important than genetic factors in explaining the racial IQ gap". It says (again paraphrasing) "growing evidence indicates the importance of environmental factors in explaining the racial IQ gap ". There is a significant difference between the two quotes. As I mentioned, I am sure this misquoting was unintentional, but I did feel it should be brought to your attention.
From the context of the quote it seems clear to me that the meaning intended is that environmental factors are relatively more important than are genetic factors. The previous sentence on p. 271 was asking if the differences were genetic or environmental, and the paragraph after the quote starts "Another factor arguing against genetic explanations..." I am in fact aware that this is a controversial subject with an associated ArbCom case, and I see your point, but it seems that the source I cited does in fact aim to emphasize that environmental factors are more important than their genetic counterparts here. But if you want to remove the stuff about genetics in the quote in question in the article you can. IntoThinAir (talk) 22:52, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18

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Hello IntoThinAir,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

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