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Sherry Edmundson Fry

Coming across this image on commons. Wondering if this is the statue of Captain Thomas Abbey (Enfield, Connecticut)]].



For a number of years we have been experiencing a steady decline in the number of administrators as a result of attrition and a declining number of editors willing to consider adminship. Things have reached a point where we are starting to experience chronic backlogs in important areas of the project including noticeboards, requests for closure, SPI, CSD & etc. If you are an experienced editor with around two years (or more) of tenure, 10k edits give or take and no record of seriously disruptive behavior, please consider if you might be willing to help out the community by becoming an administrator. The community can only function as well as we all are willing to participate. If you are interested start by reading WP:MOP and WP:RFAADVICE. Then go to WP:ORCP and open a discussion. Over the next few days experienced editors will take a look at your record and let you know what they think your chances are of passing RfA (the three most terrifying letters on Wikipedia) as well as provide you with feedback on areas that might be of concern and how to prepare yourself. You can find a list of experienced editors who may be willing to nominate you here. Finally, I may not have this page on my watchlist, so if you want to reply to me directly please ping me. Thank you and happy editing... -Ad Orientem (talk) 22:01, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Wrong Photo

The photo shown on ( belongs to Lauren J. Hartz. Please see,

TrueLaStudent (talk) 07:13, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Tell Google; the picture in that search result has nothing to do with Wikipedia. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 08:09, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Aaron Hernandez article

Opinions are needed on the following: Talk:Aaron Hernandez#Update. A permalink for it is here. The discussion concerns Hernandez's sexuality and how much detail to include on it, and WP:In-text attribution. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 03:41, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Clarifying a categorization-of-people point on English/anglosphere surnames, left vague for years

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see this thread at WT:COP.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  16:46, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

New image for Waymo CEO article

Hi there! I uploaded a new image of Waymo CEO John Krafcik at Wikimedia Commons: File:John Krafcik 2018.png, since the existing image does not show Mr. Krafcik as clearly. Would anyone here be able to help with adding the new image to replace the existing photo in the infobox at John Krafcik? You can read my full request on that article's Talk page. I am making this request on behalf of Waymo and Mr. Krafcik, so I will not add the image myself. Thanks in advance! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 19:39, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

 Done This is has been done. Thanks! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 20:53, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Featured quality source review RFC

Editors in this WikiProject may be interested in the featured quality source review RFC that has been ongoing. It would change the featured article candidate process (FAC) so that source reviews would need to occur prior to any other reviews for FAC. Your comments are appreciated. --IznoRepeat (talk) 21:33, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Spurious article

Hi guys. The Sebastian Croll article appears to about Sebastiaen Jansen Krol. The source for the discrepancy in dates and (Anglicised) spelling between the two is a local US regional history book from 1854, although it seems the author may have copied the date from a Dutch almanac-like work from 1833. These sources simply appear to be wrong; the dates are impossible, and the coincidence of two people with the same rare name both being the first commander of a 20 person fort is unrealistic. See Talk:Sebastian_Croll. I propose getting rid of the article, which appears to have been created solely to push an unlikely etymological theory by a lady in 1909 regarding the origin of a snack which by then had become popular in New York. Leo (talk) 12:55, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Cleanup at Donald O. Clifton

There is a request to clean up the lead sentence and potentially add an infobox at Donald O. Clifton that WikiProject Biography members might want to consider. I will not edit the article because of my conflict of interest. Don Clifton is the late former chairman of Gallup, where I work. Thank you. GallupMS (talk) 00:36, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Duncan Barrett Article

As per Spintendo’s instructions on the talk page of the 'Duncan Barrett' article, I have modified my original edit request.

In the Duncan Barrett article, section 'Work as Writer & Editor', second paragraph, would you please edit the sentence: “However, it came under attack from critics who objected to its pacifist politics and questioned its accuracy.[citation needed]” to read: "However, it came under attack from some critics who objected to its pacifist politics [citation needed] and others, such as Phil Tomaselli who questioned its historical accuracy.[1] The words in bold show where the changes are, but do not need to be in bold in the article. Thanks *ptrs4all* (talk) 18:21, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Tomaselli, Phil (May 2010). "The Reluctant Tommy - Ronald Skirth's extraordinary memoir of the First World War". Who Do You Think You Are?. Bristol: BBC Magazines (34): p.90. OCLC 244797897.

Just to clarify, the statement in the article is now worded the following way:

However, it came under attack from critics who objected to its pacifist politics and questioned its accuracy.

This is the "status quo" version which has been displayed for about 4 years, but it's in need of a citation. I guess the question is (and *ptrs4all* please correct me if I'm wrong) would you like the report shown above added as the reference for this claim? And is there any other wording which we should add that is necessary? Please advise.  Spintendo  18:20, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

I have revised the instructions for the edit request in the hope that the changes from the original sentence to the new sentence are now clear.
If you feel it is appropritate, you could add: "An article published in 2017 stated that Skirth's memoir was satirical and amounted to a literary hoax."[1] Thanks *ptrs4all* (talk) 18:21, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Move discussion at Operation Hope Not

Hello project editors, there is currently a move discussion in progress at Talk:Operation Hope Not#Requested move 17 November 2018, which I believe should be renamed to Funeral of Winston Churchill per the WP:NAMINGCRITERIA guidelines. Please take a look and contribute to the discussion. U-Mos (talk) 05:31, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

  1. ^ Ward, Ruth (2017). "The Satirical Tommy" (PDF). The Canadian Army Journal (17.3): 133–153. OCLC 926212813.
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