User talk:Clarkcj12

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March 2016[change source]

Information.svg We like and strongly encourage helpful changes to Wikipedia, but "Coca-Cola Park (Allentown)" was directly copied and pasted from the main English Wikipedia. Please do not do that. Such articles are usually too complex. They need to be simplified before or immediately after being added to the Simple English Wikipedia. In addition, be sure to include attribution on the article's talk page. Thank you. Osiris (talk) 10:52, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Africa stubs[change source]

You might not have known, but new stub types require discussion and approval. Since that was not done for Africa stubs, I have deleted the template and category for these. If you would like to propose a new stub type, you can do so at Wikipedia talk:Simple Stub Project. I recommend first reading earlier requests for new types, to get an idea of what is required before a new type is created. Let me know if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:56, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

RfD nomination of Category:Interlanguage link template link number[change source]

An editor has requested deletion of Category:Interlanguage link template link number, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in the nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2017/Category:Interlanguage link template link number and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. Auntof6 (talk) 13:02, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

Attribution[change source]

Hi, Clarkcj12. In case you didn't know, attribution is needed only for articles. It is not needed for templates or categories because there's nothing substantive there that copyright issues would apply to. That's why I deleted the talk pages you created for the Interlanguage link template and the Interlanguage link template link number category. --00:49, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Thanks for that clarification, what about when your adding infoboxes from to the page? As that is what most of my contribs consist of is adding Infoboxes, and Navboxes and related pages and the occasional reference to WP:BLP articles, that are found on that articles counterpart on As I know that Djsasso expressed concern about it on WP:RFP so I would just like some clarification. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 00:54, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
It was actually the templates I was concerned about. Just adding them to pages I wouldn't attribute. But copying and creating an entire template over here I would. Source code is just as protected as prose when it comes to licensing. -DJSasso (talk) 00:57, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Okay, now I am confused? One says only needed on Articles, and other says on pages. Either way @Auntof6: and @Djsasso:, I have since added attribution to all of sections added on articles, and templates that I have recently created. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 01:03, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
The issue is that we tend to be lax on templates. I mentioned to Auntof6 on her talk page that in the past I also have done as you have. But really everything that goes on a page that is copied technically requires attribution. Even if you copied a single sentence. It's just rarely that we enforce it beyond copying full articles. Templates people often don't think of as requiring attribution because most people think of copyright as a thing for prose, but software source code is also intellectual property and just as protected by the creative commons license. You would likely never be blocked for creating a template without attribution, but I would stop from giving someone the patroller right who didn't -DJSasso (talk) 01:06, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
 (change conflict)  I guess that makes sense, but that's new to me. Fewer than 50 template talk pages here have the {{based on}} template (keeping in mind that 1) there are other ways of attributing and 2) I just deleted a bunch of template talk pages that had it). I've never used attribution for anything other than article text. In any case, adding templates, see-also/related pages sections, or external link/other websites sections shouldn't require attribution. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:08, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Yeah typically if I am not importing (which I usually do now) I just stated "from" in the edit summary. -DJSasso (talk) 01:13, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Auntof6 yeah most of those were the ones I just literally added the based on template. To all of those templates that you deleted pretty much. But I understand User;Djsasso if you don't want to give the right yet. I will keep on working on that to improve myself. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 01:12, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
To be honest, I just wanted to make sure you took to heart what Osiris was concerned about a few years ago since it had been a couple years and you were still doing it. Ask again in a month or two so I can see that you have still been doing it and I will give it to you. Assuming another admin doesn't disagree with me and gives it to you anyway. -DJSasso (talk) 01:15, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Authority control[change source]

Hi, Clarkcj12. I noticed that you added an authority control template to Walter Raleigh, but that it had no paraemters. I'm not very familiar with authority control. Don't you need parameters for the template to be meaningful? --Auntof6 (talk) 07:02, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

@Auntof6: -- generally yes, while you still can. It wasn't till recently I believe our template for {{Authority control}} added support for identifiers via calling the property's from that Wikidata page, on that item. That is how does it now. While you can still manually add the params, it is not needed. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 01:39, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
Good to know, thanks. I like seeing our templates pull data from Wikidata. I know I've removed some authority control templates that not only had no parameters but also didn't display anything on the page. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:03, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I have been slowly updating all our templates. You should see more of this as things continue. I updated that one awhile ago. If there are no parameters it pulls from wikidata if it has the information, if it doesn't you can add them yourself ideally on wikidata or through using a parameter here. -DJSasso (talk) 04:57, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Aashika Bhatia[change source]

Hello, sir I want known that why are add DQ for Aashika Bhatia please tell me. If you don't tell me that the reason why are you adding DQ in the page than I am going to removed your nomination Thanks you, SXML talk

12:53, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Note to Clarkcj12: See SPI case on enwiki. -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 14:09, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Dumbo (character)[change source]

Do you think that this article should be redirected to Dumbo#Dumbo the Flying Elephant? Most of the information is the same, and the article in English also redirects to the Cast section of Dumbo. (talk) 18:51, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

I asked Auntof6 about this. (talk) 19:17, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Out of curiousity[change source]

Are you running through some sort of list of templates you are bringing over. I notice you are bringing over a lot of templates that aren't really being used here and then it looks like you are adding them to a single page just so they are used. If that is what your thinking is, please remember we don't aim to have every template that has so only bring them over if you need them here. If you intend on using them on more articles then by all means bring them over, but don't just bring them to bring them. Mostly thinking of external link templates as we don't go quite as crazy with external links here. -DJSasso (talk) 03:38, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

@Djsasso: Not really, I have been adding them as I need them. As I seem to happen across those types of articles as I go along editing. Of course with a purpose of adding to more articles. As generally the current ones the last few have been just updating the templates due to the fact that wikidata now has a property tag for it, so I do pull it from to make it easier. Some of the French Communes templates I have brought over due to the fact because when I go through Special:RandomPages I land on those Articles the most. So I do bring over the Commune template due the fact 9/10 of them do not exist but most of the articles on the template are already blue linked. That is actually one reason why I did put in a request at WP:AWB/Check Page to hopefully make that easier to add those French Commune templates to those articles. Either via the category setting on AWB, that way to allow quick addition of those to those articles. But generally the external links I have been bringing over are only because they are one of many for the many people that they reference to about. And been updating existing templates to use the wikidata param, to allow accessibility and ease of use. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 03:46, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
P.S. I can cool it down a bit if you would like though. Also I realized few of the recent ones I created sometime ago originally back in 2012/2015 and didn't realize they existed on here, till I tried adding them to Wikidata. So I did redirect those to our pre-existing template of it. --Clarkcj12 (talk) 03:46, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
It's all good, I was mostly just curious if you were just bringing them all over without intending to really use them. But if you are that is great. -DJSasso (talk) 03:48, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

@Djsasso: Also I have been attempting to update existing templates, and their templates they depend on to help out in your process that you have been doing. Of course ensuring the changes don't break anything. Especially seeing the lack of activity on here makes me a little sad, so also been trying to help improve activity amounts on here. :D --Clarkcj12 (talk) 03:50, 13 January 2018 (UTC)