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Mary Wollstonecraft Award 2021

Mary Wollstonecraft by John Opie (c. 1797).jpg Mary Wollstonecraft Award 2021
On behalf of WP:WPWW, with appreciation for the women writer biographies you created during first quarter 2021. --Rosiestep (talk) 18:08, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Question about article

Hi User:Scope creep! I hope you had a great holiday season! I wanted to follow up to see if you were able to make any leads on the Vladimir Torchilin article or were able to find any sources on him? If we can get some solid sources, i would love to start reading and extracting information on him to get the article in better shape! --RealPharmer3 (talk) 21:50, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Sorry @RealPharmer3:, I completely forgot about it, didn't I, what with the holidays and other articles I am working on. Now its been posted again I'll have a go. It's funny, when I archived this talk page this morning, I was looking at it, and thought there was something I missed before Christmas but couldn't figure it out. Funny thing that. We will start it tommorrow, and have a go working through to the weekend, see what can be done. It's a relatively small article and shouldn't take too long. scope_creepTalk 22:00, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
No worries @Scope creep: ! Hope you had fun over the holidays! haha.. I think that sounds like a good plan! I'll look for some sources in the mean time as well. If you get word on any information/sources, feel free to keep me in the loop! Also, if there are any specific things I can do to help, please let me know! I'd love to learn some things from an experienced editor like yourself! --RealPharmer3 (talk) 23:12, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Kleiner König Kalle Wirsch

Hello Scope creep,

it's a long time You inserted the unreferenced tag to the lemma. Why? There are no links to (nearly) anything, as the series is an old series of German Television. At that time, there was no internet with links. But there are several ISBN numbers which can be verified. So: Whats the problem with the sources?

Asks Harald wehner (talk) 02:39, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

@Harald wehner: They're is no sources on the article. That message has been on for more than a year and not been updated, so it will be redirected. scope_creepTalk 09:18, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
What would be "acceptable sources"? And the long time: I am no regular contributor to English Wiki. So i am very seldom locked on. Harald wehner (talk) 09:58, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
@Harald wehner: A couple of references would do it. Any book reviews of the book would do it. An interview with author discussing the books would be ideal. This is an example : [1]. That would make a reference. I've added it in. scope_creepTalk 11:11, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
@Harald wehner: Reviews of the book are most valuable as sources, but these types of refs as replacements. There is more there. It really really an article on Tilde Michels as well. She wrote a lot of books of that type. scope_creepTalk 11:17, 10 January 2022 (UTC)


Hello. Any chance you could drop me an email to It's about an editor you suspected of UPE and where from a quick glance I am also suspicious, but it would be good to compare notes. SmartSE (talk) 10:00, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

You'll notice from the ping that I was referring to ScepticalChymist and that after more digging my suspicions were well-founded. They seem to be highly professional though, so I don't want to disclose publicly what was suspicious. SmartSE (talk) 11:00, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
Hi @Smartse:, I will send you an email now. It was a while ago though. scope_creepTalk 18:04, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
Hi @Smartse: I sent that email as request. Hope it helps. scope_creepTalk 19:57, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

in friendship

January songs
Forest in snow, Engenhahn.jpg
in friendship

Thank you for being around, and your good wishes! - Happy new year, in friendship! - One of my pics was on the Main page (DYK) and even made the stats. - In this young year, I enjoyed meetings with friends in real life, and wish you many of those. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:06, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Gerda Arendt: Happy New Year!! I was out a walk today through this forest on a hill, in a country park, in in the west of Scotland and it was exactly like the image. The sky was so clear and such a beautiful day. scope_creepTalk 18:09, 7 January 2022 (UTC)
thank you, that sounds lovely - much warmer where I'm now --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:01, 13 January 2022 (UTC)

Draft:Assam Lokayukta

Hi scope_creep. Hope you are keeping well. I wish you a Belated New Year Greetings. The article Assam Lokayukta moved by you to draft space couple of months back had been modified by me with additional references. Also similar articles for other states had been moved to main space considering its relevance to general public. Request you to review and suggest necessary improvements to move it to main space. Thanking you in advance. Gardenkur (talk) 11:37, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Gardenkur: I will take a look at it. scope_creepTalk 11:17, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

Anna Maximovitch

Would you please stop interfering with the improvements I am trying to make to this article and go read MOS:DECADE? The style WP uses for decades does not depend on any national style. The article contained decades both with and without the apostrophe, and I made it uniform. You also recklessly removed commas that I had added. If you want to be helpful, you could figure out why the article has her date of execution before her trial date, but stop screwing up the punctuation. The efn you messed with is not a quotation, so putting that in the edit summary is also not helpful. Chris the speller yack 22:54, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Chris the speller: It wasn't the decade I was bothered about. I value your work, but you changed the quote 1930s–1940's. to this 1930s–1940s.. That is not British English, putting the s after the numbers with no dash. It is a Americanism that has no place, in a British English article. I'm not particularly bothered about the rest, as it is already British English. scope_creepTalk 23:04, 8 January 2022 (UTC)
The MoS says "Do not use the 1980's", and it doesn't differentiate between articles written in British English or American English. And the efn is not a quotation; it doesn't list a source, so it should follow WP's style. Chris the speller yack 01:05, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
It should differentiate between between British English and American English. scope_creepTalk 11:55, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
@Chris the speller: I'm going to try and get it changed in the MOS and looking for a reference for that efn tag. scope_creepTalk 12:10, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

Draft:Danna Azrieli

Dear Scope creep As per the article Draft:Danna Azrieli, I notiched that someone mark him as COI, as per myself, I don't have any Conflict of interestI don't know Danna Azrieli or get paid for editing in wikipedia. As per WP:BIO Please see for example any other such as Liora Ofer, Shari Arison, Idan Ofer and any other from List of Israelis by net worth. I edit and send the article for review, please advise if there anything else to do to improve the article. if you can review it, it could be helpful. thank you Yossilev (talk) 16:31, 9 January 2022 (UTC)

@Yossilev: I will take a look at it. scope_creepTalk 11:02, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
@Scope creep: did you have chance look the draft? Yossilev (talk) 11:57, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
@Yossilev: I had a look at the Draft:Danna Azrieli. It seems to be an NLP article. The name Azrieli is present in the article, 67 times, which is unacceptable. Even with roughtly a 10-20 Azrieli name used within the main article body, that leaves about 35-40. Far too much. It reads like an branded advertisement. The decline by User:CNMall41 is the correct choice in this situation. scope_creepTalk 01:17, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Re:Chen Qi (collector)

Hi Scope Creep! First of all I like your name. It brings me laughs! I thought you were only reverting the edition prior to mine.

About whether Mr. Qi is alive or not, I've read two admittedly unreliablish sources which state he died on the date on my source, which is one of the two unreliablish sources. Frankly, with a birth-date of 1912 I'd be surprised if he is still alive! My grand-pa was five years younger than him and he died in 2012. Good genes perhaps??

I'd responded last night but I was tired as hell.

All right, thanks for your message and God bless you! Antonio Creeptomaniac Martin (Dile al Creeptomaniac) 00:26, 17 January, 2022 (UTC)

@AntonioMartin: Thanks. I got the name from a IT project I was on. Somebody mentioned, they were suffering from scope creep, it was 12 weeks behind due to the customer trying to add new stuff. I thought it would make a good handle. I never noticed how old he was. It would make him 110 now. Slim chance of being alive, I guess. scope_creepTalk 12:00, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Donnalyn Bartolome

Then how do you sure that it's her album? Isn't this BLP policy "Wikipedia's sourcing policy, Verifiability, says that all quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged must be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation; material not meeting this standard may be removed." You removed her filmography list, but you didn't remove the album list. Huh? –Ctrlwiki (talk) 02:07, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Ctrlwiki: How goes are? I don't think anybody is going to lie about her albums, particulalry when they're listed on streaming sites like Spotify and archiving sites like discogs. It's almost common knowledge, listed in numerous places, so they're is no point removing them here, when they are already listed on these sites. I understand why you wanted to delete it. The article was some mess. I hate they types of article, where folk edit it, but never reference it. She is quite popular as a singer, though. I have zero doubt that a UPE or paid editor will be in, in the next couple weeks/months to update the article. She isn't an actor, but she is definetly a singer. She was a bit-part actor. A singer, doing some acting, for publicity, but not an actor. It is common work scenario with these folk. scope_creepTalk 02:22, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

Public Netbase, Konrad Becker

Hey Scope_creep! Some time ago you were super helpful getting the article about Johannes Grenzfurthner in shape. Two of my new pet articles are Public Netbase and Konrad Becker. They are definitely noteworthy, but their articles lie somewhat in shambles. Most of the references are from their own project pages etc. Maybe you would want to help? All the best. ☆☆☆ interstellarpoliceman ☆☆☆ 14:39, 20 January 2022 (UTC)

@Interstellarpoliceman: How are doing? The reason I worked on the Johannes Grenzfurthner article is because he is a cool artist type. I'm not sure of these articles and busy at the moment. I will have a look at the Netbase one for you. scope_creepTalk 01:06, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
Doing great, thanks! Concerning Grenzfurthner: I agree :) Thanks for having a look at Netbase! ☆☆☆ interstellarpoliceman ☆☆☆ 14:17, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Some article

Hi @Bluepencil13: What article is this? Also please read WP:TALK and WP:THREAD. Always create a new section at the bottom of the talk page. What is the point of you burying it and me trying to search for your comment in an archive. scope_creepTalk 01:42, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Noey Jacobson edit and reversion to draft

I'd like to contest your decision to revert Draft:Noey Jacobson to draft as well as your decision to remove key information from the article's lead. Firstly, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles is a reliable source within the Jewish community that meets all the criteria outlined in WP:RS (as are many of the other sources cited in the article), and I'm confused as to why you seem to feel otherwise. Secondly, in regards to notability, it may be thin but I think it's there? As a musician he's collaborated with multiple notable artists and his solo work was covered by a notable publication, as an educator he's been affiliated with the notable schools Yeshiva University and Shalhevet High School and served as an assistant and speechwriter to YU president Richard Joel. It could be argued that coverage in school newspapers like Shalhevet's The Boiling Point and YU's The Commentator does not establish notability due to conflict of interest, but I'd still argue they're credible enough journalistic sources to provide reliable support for things like his early life or his academic activities. In general, I feel that the reversion of the article to draft was premature and unfair. --Invisiboy42293 (talk) 20:49, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi @Invisiboy42293: I removed x of y reference as they are non-notable. Started about 10 years ago by Forbes, they are seen as clickbait now, they are non-RS. The The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles is RS, but newspapers as just as prone to puting clickbait about as anybody else. So please don't add in back in. When I reviewed the article twice, I looked at it yesterday, I looked for three WP:SECONDARY references that discussed the individual. They aren't there. Although a musician, it is a WP:BLP, so there must be secondary sources to remain in mainspace. They're is lots that discuss the band as a whole, but barely anything on Jacobson on his own. The boiling point is a student newspaper and it's the only real secondary source there. The Commentator is about the band, not him. I think it is potentially notable, if you find more reference. If I thought it was beyond-saving, I would have sent it to Afd. scope_creepTalk 21:10, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Wisconsin–La Crosse

Wisconsin–La Crosse Eagles probably is, Wisconsin–La Crosse Eagles football should probably be merged back into the former? GiantSnowman 09:43, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

@GiantSnowman: Thanks. That seems reasonable. I really wasn't sure and it looked odd having two of the same article. scope_creepTalk 09:54, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

Scope creep

Hello. I have tagged you for cleanup. – AssumeGoodWraith (talk | contribs) 11:28, 23 January 2022 (UTC)

@AssumeGoodWraith: Thanks very much. scope_creepTalk 00:28, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
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