Welcome to an exploration of the Teahouse question archives!

This notebook will explore the various questions asked in the teahouse, and figure out what we can do with this data!

Fetch all the Teahouse Question Archives

We'll first fetch the entire contents of the Teahous questions archives before attempting to parse them.

# We shall use pywikibot to do our data fetching
from pywikibot import Site, pagegenerators
# Teahouse exists only on enwiki right now
enwiki = Site('en', 'wikipedia')

Teahouse archives are all pages of the form Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions/Archive_NN where NN is a number. So let's get them all by looking for pages with prefix Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions/Archive_

prefix = 'Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions/Archive_'
# Make a list of all these pages, requesting 50 page results per API request
# We use a PreloadingGenerator to fetch the contents of the pages as well, since we
# will be working with those
pages = list(
        pagegenerators.PrefixingPageGenerator(prefix=prefix, site=enwiki, step=50)
VERBOSE:pywiki:Found 1 wikipedia:en processes running, including this one.
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print("We have found {} pages of archives!".format(len(pages)))
We have found 448 pages of archives!

Parsing the Archives

The wonderful WikiChatter library makes it super easy to parse the questions and answers out of the archives. We install it in the notebook with the ! magic (which executs all the things after it in a shell)

!pip install git+https://github.com/kjschiroo/WikiChatter.git
Collecting git+https://github.com/kjschiroo/WikiChatter.git
  Cloning https://github.com/kjschiroo/WikiChatter.git to /tmp/pip-sfvv165y-build
  Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): WikiChatter==0.1 from git+https://github.com/kjschiroo/WikiChatter.git in /srv/paws/lib/python3.4/site-packages
from wikichatter import talkpageparser

sections = []
for page in pages:
    if page.isRedirectPage():
    parsed_page = talkpageparser.parse(page.text)
    sections += parsed_page['sections']
print("There are %d sections!" % len(sections))
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import json
print(json.dumps(sections[1], indent=4))
    "subsections": [],
    "heading": " References/Sources for Television Shows and Books ",
    "comments": [
            "time_stamp": "13:15, 1 March 2012 (UTC)",
            "text_blocks": [
                "\nThis is a cool page from [[User:Kdeorne1]]\n\nHello All, I was wondering the best way to go about looking up references and sources that would be considered credible in updating and editing articles on television shows and books. Any thoughts on where to start since I do not want to try and end up doing something wrong on my first attempt? Thanks.[[User:Kdeorne1|Kdeorne1]] ([[User talk:Kdeorne1|talk]]) 13:15, 1 March 2012 (UTC)"
            "author": "Kdeorne1",
            "comments": [
                    "time_stamp": "13:32, 1 March 2012 (UTC)",
                    "text_blocks": [
                        ":Good question. Of course, you want to follow [[WP:RS|Wikipedia's guideline on reliable sources]]. Also, you should consider posting your question at [[Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television]], and also think about joining that project, working with other editors with similar interests. (There is also a similar one for books, [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Books]], but it appears to be much less active, so you may not have as much success posting your question on that Wikiproject's talk page. Still probably worth doing. \n\n:Which doesn't directly answer your question - perhaps others here will want to do that. In any case, it's great that you're planning to start with sources, to improve articles, rather than just taking information wherever you find it. -- <font style=\"font-family:Monotype Corsiva; font-size:15px;\">[[User:John Broughton|John Broughton]] </font>  [[User talk:John Broughton |(\u266b\u266b)]] 13:32, 1 March 2012 (UTC)\n"
                    "author": "John Broughton",
                    "comments": [
                            "time_stamp": "14:46, 1 March 2012 (UTC)",
                            "text_blocks": [
                                "::Hello Kdeorne1!  I hope your Wikipedia experience is going well.  The most reliable sources are usually [[trade journal]]s, which unlike the \"popular press\", tend to focus more on the business and less on rumors and celebrity gossip.  In other words, for the entertainment industry, you'll probably want to use more of journals like ''[[Variety (magazine)|Variety]]'' and ''[[The Hollywood Reporter]]'', and less of magazines like ''[[Us Weekly]]''.  I know that the [[Nielsen Company]] publishes a range of entertainment industry publications as well, I've used Nielsen's website for information; they have lots of good stuff on ratings and trends in TV viewership.  Unless you live in either New York or Los Angeles, you may have trouble finding such journals on newstands, however most major libraries should have access to them, and many of them also publish online.  The above specific advise assumes you are in the U.S.  Of course, if you are in another country (like the UK or Australia or Canada), then you'll need to seek other Journals of similar reliability and reputation.  Libraries in those countries should still be able to help you locate such sources.  --[[User:Jayron32|<font style=\"color:#000099\">Jayron</font>]]'''''[[User talk:Jayron32|<font style=\"color:#009900\">32</font>]]''''' 14:46, 1 March 2012 (UTC)\n\n"
                            "author": "Jayron32",
                            "comments": []
class Question:
    def __init__(self, title, user, text, timestamp, replies, tree):
        self.title = title
        self.user = user
        self.text = text
        self.timestamp = timestamp
        self.replies = replies
        self.tree = tree
    def replies_count(self):
        return sum([len(r) for r in self.replies])
    def flat_replies(self):
        return sum([r.flat() for r in self.replies], [])
class Reply:
    def __init__(self, user, text, timestamp, parent, replies):
        self.user = user
        self.text = text
        self.timestamp = timestamp
        self.text = text
        self.replies = replies
    def __len__(self):
        return len(self.replies) + 1
    def flat(self):
        return sum([r.flat() for r in self.replies], [self])
from datetime import datetime
questions = []

def parse_time(time):
    time = time.replace(' Jun ', ' June ')
    return datetime.strptime(time.strip(), "%H:%M, %d %B %Y (%Z)"),

def make_answer(comment, parent):
    answer = Reply(
        text='\n'.join([b for b in comment['text_blocks']]),
    answer.replies = [make_answer(c, answer) for c in comment['comments'] if 'author' in c]
    return answer

i = 0

for sec in sections:
    replies = []
    if 'heading' not in sec:
    if 'author' not in sec['comments'][0]:
        i+= 1
        text='\n'.join([b for b in sec['comments'][0]['text_blocks']]),
        replies=[make_answer(c, None) for c in sec['comments'][1:] + sec['comments'][0]['comments'] if 'author' in c],
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': 'References', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '01:36, 27 April 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n{{reflist|close}}\n([[User:Lunashy|Lunashy]] ([[User talk:Lunashy|talk]]) 01:36, 27 April 2012 (UTC))\n'], 'author': 'Lunashy', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '01:53, 27 April 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [":Hi Lunashy! According to Wikipedia's [[MOS:PUNCTFOOT|Manual of Style]] references go after the punction, so your second example is ideal. I've worked my way through the manual before, but it is terrifyingly long. :) - [[User:Bilby|Bilby]] ([[User talk:Bilby|talk]]) 01:53, 27 April 2012 (UTC)"], 'author': 'Bilby', 'comments': []}]}, {'time_stamp': '15:28, 27 April 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['I\'ve been putting them outside the quotation marks, since quotes are punctuation. Is that wrong, they should go inside the quotes? But what about when you have the quotes and then the period, since that is the preferred style? She called the situation "confusing".<reference> Thanks again.[[User:Tlqk56|Tlqk56]] ([[User talk:Tlqk56|talk]]) 15:28, 27 April 2012 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Tlqk56', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '17:40, 27 April 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [": I'd put the reference after the last punctuation whatever it is. The only reason I can think of for not putting the reference inside the quote marks is that the footnote isn't part of the quotation but a reference to the quotation. [[User:Nthep|NtheP]] ([[User talk:Nthep|talk]]) 17:40, 27 April 2012 (UTC)\n\n"], 'author': 'Nthep', 'comments': []}]}]}], 'heading': ' cite orders ', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\n\nI loved the help earlier with citing references but now I am wondering is there a certain way they should be display? for example "lunashy was listed as the friendliest person on Wikipedia <ref>{{cite web|last=Lunashy the kind|title=Kindness|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Lunashy}}</ref>." or "lunashy was listed as the friendliest person on Wikipedia.<ref>{{cite web|last=Lunashy the kind|title=Kindness|url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Lunashy}}</ref>" \n'], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [], 'heading': ' I have to contribute the authenticate information to wikipedia, help is needed ', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\n\nIs there some one who can guide me how to add below information to B.R.Ambedkar article.\n\n\n'], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': " I don't feel welcome ", 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '09:06, 17 February 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ["\nYour editors need to self police each other like [[User:Skookum1|Skookum1]] here erased a days work. I listed trees in [[Whistler, British Columbia|Whistler's]] 3 major climatic zones all with refs he eased all. \nI made the mistake of mentioning a few rock faces in whistler had pondersa pine & were micro-climates of Sonaron type with out realizing it was a pet peeve of his. He erased a days worth of citations when he says he erases because of lack of citations![[User:PemGateway|PemGateway]] ([[User talk:PemGateway|talk]]) 09:06, 17 February 2014 (UTC)"], 'author': 'PemGateway', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '10:19, 17 February 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':I have edited your entry above to make it a bit more understandable. I hope that is helpful. Regards, [[User:Ariconte|Ariconte]] ([[User talk:Ariconte|talk]]) 10:19, 17 February 2014 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Ariconte', 'comments': []}, {'time_stamp': '11:25, 17 February 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n:Even if the references are good a list of all the species growing in Whistler is just too much information for an encyclopedia page. Anybody who wants to know can look up the reference sources. Wikipedia does not include everything.--[[User:Charlesdrakew|Charles]] ([[User talk:Charlesdrakew|talk]]) 11:25, 17 February 2014 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Charlesdrakew', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '21:31, 17 February 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['::Hi, [[User:PemGateway|PemGateway]]. [[User:Skookum1|Skookum1]] removed your contribution ([https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Whistler%2C_British_Columbia&diff=595825669&oldid=595825528]) because it was pretty much not understandable. Grammar was very poor and the style was very bad. You did include citations, but they were just [[wp:bare URLs|bare URLs]], hard to verify. And most important, you did not explain why an article about a town needs a list of all tree species in the town. [[WP:Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information|Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information]]. This removal of the content by [[User:Skookum1|Skookum1]] was totally justified. You promptly accused him of having "irrational bias" ([https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Whistler,_British_Columbia&diff=next&oldid=595825669]). That is not a good way to communicate in Wikipedia. If some editor makes an edit you disapprove, that does not mean that he is "having bias". You always have to [[Wikipedia:assume good faith|assume good faith]]! [[User:Vanjagenije|Vanjagenije]] ([[User talk:Vanjagenije|talk]]) 21:31, 17 February 2014 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Vanjagenije', 'comments': []}]}, {'time_stamp': '22:11, 17 February 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [":Hello, {{U|PemGateway}}. I'm sorry you don't feel welcome: Wikipedia can be a frustrating place to hang out sometimes, especially for newcomers who haven't yet become familiar with the way it works. As others have said, Skookum1's action seems to have been appropriate, according to Wikipedia's policies: please don't take this personally. Another point is that your work hasn't been destroyed: it has been deleted from the current version of the page, but it is still there in the history. --[[User:ColinFine|ColinFine]] ([[User talk:ColinFine|talk]]) 22:11, 17 February 2014 (UTC)\n\n"], 'author': 'ColinFine', 'comments': []}]}]}], 'heading': 'Your editors need to self police each other like [[User:Skookum1|Skookum1]]', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': [], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': 'PrePress', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\n[[pie|<span title="A pie is this thing called pastry. I don\'t know what that means but it sounds sophisticated so i used it.">Pie</span>]]\n\nPrePress. You might feel annoyed sometimes when you have to press a link to find out something. Never fear, PrePress is here. When you hover over a link it will give a summary of what the page says!!!\n'], 'comments': []}]}, {'subsections': [], 'heading': 'EasyDefine', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '17:02, 1 March 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n<span title="I think is spelt it wrong and I have NO idea what that means." style="border-bottom:2px dotted">supercalifragilisticexpialidocious</span>\n\nIs wikipedia to complicated for you. Does the simple english encyclopedia not have enough information? Never fear, EasyDefine is here. Just hover over a link with the distinctive dots on it and hover over and [[viola]]! The defination is there!\n\nNOTE: Text formatting doesn\'t work.\n\nPlease give me feedback. [[User:ZSpeed|ZSpeed]] ([[User talk:ZSpeed|talk]]) 17:02, 1 March 2014 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'ZSpeed', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '17:10, 1 March 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':Hi there! These ideas are definitely interesting. You may be more successful in receiving feedback on them if you present them at [[Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)]]. Regards, [[User:Mz7|Mz7]] ([[User talk:Mz7|talk]]) 17:10, 1 March 2014 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Mz7', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '17:33, 1 March 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['::Have you tried selecting "Navigation pop-ups" under Preferences / Gadgets / Browsing ? It already does your first proposal without having to type anything in - which is a chore most people simply will not do, and will do the second if the word is linked to Wiktionary. - [[User:Arjayay|Arjayay]] ([[User talk:Arjayay|talk]]) 17:33, 1 March 2014 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Arjayay', 'comments': []}]}, {'time_stamp': '17:41, 1 March 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [":<small><small><small>@[[:User:ZSpeed|ZSpeed]]:</small></small></small> Hi ZSpeed. Great minds think alike right? There has been a number of discussions of something like this. See [[Wikipedia:Village pump (idea lab)/Archive 1#Display summary on WikiLink Hover|here]], [[Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 76#Display summary on WikiLink Hover|here]], [[Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 98#Proposal to include a hover box showing basic info on (blue) links|here]], [[Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive 106#Hover Feature|here]], [[Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive E#Wikilinks: Tooltip summary|here]] and [[Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)/Archive Z#Pop-up Summaries|here]] and I'm sure I did not capture nearly all of them since I looked only at the village pump and my results are limited to how good my search was.<p>Please note that the latter already exists with the template {{tl|Abbr}}, which will also work with <nowiki>{{Tooltip}}, {{Define}} and {{Explain}}</nowiki>. For example {{tooltip|Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious|Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a song from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins}}. Best regards--[[User:Fuhghettaboutit|Fuhghettaboutit]] ([[User talk:Fuhghettaboutit|talk]]) 17:41, 1 March 2014 (UTC)\n\n:I think it will work."], 'author': 'Fuhghettaboutit', 'comments': []}]}, {'time_stamp': '23:11, 1 March 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['[[User:Rustdustbust|Rustdustbust]] ([[User talk:Rustdustbust|talk]]) 23:11, 1 March 2014 (UTC)\n\n'], 'author': 'Rustdustbust', 'comments': []}]}], 'heading': 'Will my idea work?', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\nI have an idea called PrePress and EasyDefine. \n'], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': ' {{sclass-|Karel Doorman|frigate}}', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '12:20, 10 September 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n\n{| class="wikitable"\n! Ship\n! Type\n! Builder\n! Commissioned\n! Origin\n! Displacement<br>(tonnes)\n! Speed<br>(knots)\n! Photo\n\n|-\n|[[Belgian frigate Leopold I (F930)|F930 \'\'Leopold I\'\']]|| [[Frigate]] || [[:nl:Koninklijke Schelde Groep|Schelde Naval Shipbuilding]] || May 31, 1991 || {{NED}} || 2,800 || 30 || \n[[Image: F930_leopold_Zeebrugge.jpg|300px]]\n|-\n|[[Belgian frigate Louise-Marie (F931)|F931 \'\'Louise-Marie\'\']]|| [[Frigate]] || [[:nl:Koninklijke Schelde Groep|Schelde Naval Shipbuilding]] || November 28, 1991 || {{NED}} || 2,800|| 30 || \n[[Image: F931_Louise-Marie.jpg|300px]]\n|}\n\nCan anyone help me solve this mystery?\n\nGreets[[User:Verax666|Verax666]] ([[User talk:Verax666|talk]]) 12:20, 10 September 2014 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Verax666', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '13:08, 10 September 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':Hi Verax666, welcome to the Teahouse! You tried to end the table with <code><nowiki>|-}</nowiki></code>. Tables must end with <code><nowiki>|}</nowiki></code>. I have fixed it in your post here. [[User:PrimeHunter|PrimeHunter]] ([[User talk:PrimeHunter|talk]]) 13:08, 10 September 2014 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'PrimeHunter', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '13:21, 10 September 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':::Hello Verax666 I have moved the table to desired place<br />\n\n:::But I am not sure if you meant it, If I am wrong then please undo my edit.<br />\n\n:::<span style=" color:#060; text-shadow:#F2F 0.2em 0.2em 0.5em; class=texhtml">[[User:Aftabbanoori|<b>Aftab Banoori</b>]] <sup> ([[User talk:Aftabbanoori|<b>Talk</b>]])</sup></span> 13:21, 10 September 2014 (UTC)\n\n'], 'author': 'Aftabbanoori', 'comments': []}]}]}]}], 'heading': 'What am I doing wrong / is going wrong?', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\nHello everyone\n\nI was recently editing the Wikipedia article of the Belgian Navy > section: 4 Current Fleet List.I wanted to put the 2 karel-doorman class frigates in a table with a picture so it looked better. In this I succeeded but for some reason my edit appeared in another section of the page which is at the bottom of the page under the section name "6 Future".\n\nWhen i click to edit the future section my table is not there and when i click on edit of the current fleet section my table is there and still nothing appears under current fleet list but the table does appear under the future section.\n\nThis is how my table looks like:\n\n'], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': 'Distances between Settlements', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '11:53, 2 November 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\nPlease could you look at the Talk for [[Ludlow]] where there is a discussion about distances. I have been unable to find the correct guidance.[[User:SovalValtos|SovalValtos]] ([[User talk:SovalValtos|talk]]) 11:53, 2 November 2014 (UTC)'], 'author': 'SovalValtos', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '13:11, 2 November 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':It seems to me that places can sometimes be much closer geographically than by road so it could be quite misleading if the type of distance is not made clear. I would think a straight line distance should be the standard. If road distance is substantially different that can be added. Anybody else aware of any guidelines?[[User:Charlesdrakew|Charles]] ([[User talk:Charlesdrakew|talk]]) 13:11, 2 November 2014 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Charlesdrakew', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '15:43, 6 November 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['::[[User:Charlesdrakew]] has given some useful advice, but could a host try to answer both our questions as to whether there are any guidelines, and if so where to find them? If there are not, where would be the place to discuss what would be best? I do not think the Talk page of one settlement is the place to try and achieve consensus for something involving many countries and circumstances. Please help[[User:SovalValtos|SovalValtos]] ([[User talk:SovalValtos|talk]]) 15:43, 6 November 2014 (UTC)'], 'author': 'SovalValtos', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '18:54, 6 November 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':::Hello, {{U|SovalValtos}}. I think that talk page discussion is excellent. I suggest that you discuss the broader issue with active members of [[WP:WikiProject Measurement]]. [[User:Cullen328|<b style="color:#070">Cullen</b><sup style="color:#707">328</sup>]] [[User talk:Cullen328|<span style="color:#00F">\'\'Let\'s discuss it\'\'</span>]] 18:54, 6 November 2014 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Cullen328', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '12:07, 7 November 2014 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['::::Thank you [[User:Cullen328|<b style="color:#070">Cullen</b><sup style="color:#707">328</sup>]]. That is the sort of thing I was looking for; now to see what can be made of it. It looks a bit daunting.[[User:SovalValtos|SovalValtos]] ([[User talk:SovalValtos|talk]]) 12:07, 7 November 2014 (UTC)\n\n'], 'author': 'SovalValtos', 'comments': []}]}]}]}]}]}], 'heading': 'Distances between settlements #2nd attempt', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\nI have copied  the below from a recent archive and added another comment\n'], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': 'References', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '00:41, 15 March 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n{{reflist-talk}}', '*<ref>Rich, Nathaniel [http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/tyler-hadleys-killer-party-20131218 "Tyler Hadley\'s Killer Party"] \'\'[[RollingStone.com]]\'\' 18 December, 2013</ref>\n', "Did I edit it wrong (not sure if that is how it's supposed to look). Any help would be appreciated. [[User:JBLongUSA|JBLongUSA]] ([[User talk:JBLongUSA|talk]]) 00:41, 15 March 2015 (UTC)\n"], 'author': 'JBLongUSA', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '01:24, 15 March 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':Hi, {{U|JBLongUSA}}, and welcome to the TeaHouse.  I am going to guess that the article you are having the trouble with was [[Draft:Tyler Hadley]], and I think that is now fixed up.  There were two problems hitting it.  The first one has bitten me more times than I care to admit: one of your inline references (the last one) was not closed properly; it was missing the "<" before the "/ref".  The effect of this is that Wikipedia\'s processor treats everything after that as a continuation of the Reference, and it all goes wrong.  The second thing is that you don\'t need to list all the references at the end.  Having put them all at the appropriate places in the text, the Ref list gets built automatically when you put the <nowiki>{{Reflist}}</nowiki> template at the end.  Take a look at what I did on the article and I hope it makes sense ... if not, feel free to ask back here.--[[User:Gronk Oz|Gronk Oz]] ([[User talk:Gronk Oz|talk]]) 01:24, 15 March 2015 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Gronk Oz', 'comments': []}]}, {'text_blocks': ['{{reflist talk}}\n\n'], 'comments': []}]}], 'heading': 'I believe I made a formatting error on my Wikipedia template.[[User:JBLongUSA|JBLongUSA]] ([[User talk:JBLongUSA|talk]]) 00:41, 15 March 2015 (UTC)', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\nI am new to editing on Wikipedia, and believe I made an error on my reference section of a template of a page I am creating. In the reference section, the hyperlink for "1" in on the line above the reference. Here is the code.\n\n'], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': ' The long version ', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '04:25, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n\nAbout three months ago, I made my Wikipedia account to help guide my research of topics in which I was interested. I had been making edits here and there for years before that, and I have been using Wikipedia as my go-to source of information for even longer. I was sold on the idea of Wikipedia as a global repository of knowledge, and I wanted to help. I even donated money to it.\n\nAnyway, I figured that I could not only use Wikipedia as a starting point for my research, but I could also use it as an end goal. I would learn from existing article content, improving it as I went along, and use it to direct further research, which I would then contribute back to Wikipedia. There was something appealing about having an achievable end result of my studies that could help others. The policies here regarding neutrality, verifiability, and notability appealed to me, too, as they would promote rigour and a relative lack of bias in my work.\n\nWell, I had a bit of a rocky start. Despite having familiarized myself with much of Wikipedia\'s structure, policies, guidelines, and essays, I found a lot of opposition to a page that I tried to make. This was my first exposure to the negativity from editors surrounding the topics of [[life extension]] and [[transhumanism]]. Many accusations of policy violations were thrown at me, and it was a lot of work to deal with them all, but I did so in depth, quoting the relevant policy and the relevant content sources. Unfortunately, my rebuttals largely fell on deaf ears. Eventually, the page was deleted.\n\nI was able to salvage some of the research from the page, though, and move it to other articles – mostly to the [[life extension]] page. This went fairly smoothly, but the real trouble started when I tried to add some new research to that page.\n\nI had seen some news stories online about a [[Transhumanism|transhumanist]] political candidate who talked a lot about life extension, and I noticed that there was a section on the [[Life extension#Ethics and politics of life extension|politics of life extension]] on the page, so I thought that a mention of the candidate here would make sense. When I added a sentence about him, though, it was taken down because an editor thought the source that I used was self-published. In response, I explained how the source was not self-published, got a third opinion that agreed with me about the source, and even added a new source from a well-known publisher.\n\nHowever, the editor removed the content again – this time because it was supposedly off topic and "[[WP:COATRACK|coatrack]]". I asked them why it was off topic or "coatrack", but they did not give an explanation. Instead, I received insinuations that I was pushing a political agenda along with just a stronger insistence that it was off topic. I did not want to inflame the situation, but I also did not want to be bullied, so I tried rewording the sentence so that it focused more on life extension and did not name the candidate/party or even wikilink to their pages.\n\nUnfortunately, the editor removed this, too, apparently because there was "no consensus". By this point, the editor had linked me to many pages for Wikipedia policies, guidelines, and essays – the editor seemed convinced that I was a political advocate – and I tried to read and respond directly to all of them. I thought that it would appropriate, then, to give the editor a link to [[WP:DRNC|a single essay about not reverting edits due to "no consensus"]], but they completely ignored it.\n\nThe editor did have a friend, though, to fire off even more accusations at me: that I was using Wikipedia as a soapbox and violating its neutral-point-of-view policy. Thus, I addressed each point in Wikipedia\'s [[WP:SOAP|"soapbox" policy]], asking for a quote from the part that I supposedly violated, but my request was denied. Similarly, I covered the whole NPOV policy in my response, including over a dozen reliable sources to show that one sentence is not undue, but the editor neither explained their NPOV claim further nor investigated the sources.\n\nI decided to look more into the political party of the candidate in question, and I discovered an even bolder claim by another editor on the [[transhumanist politics]] Talk page: that the party did not even exist! I thought that the discussion could benefit from the sources that I found for the other page, so I mentioned them here and quoted some passages – words by professional journalists in notable publications with editorial staff – that asserted the party\'s existence. To my amazement, these were rejected by the editor, and they implied that the authors were just passing on the candidate\'s misinformation. Additionally, I was subjected to a barrage of insinuating questions about my offline involvement with the candidate and his party. I agreed respond to these questions, in hopes that the editor would answer at least one productive question of mine, but my questions were ignored.\n\nMeanwhile, I had submitted a Dispute Resolution request for the dispute on the [[life extension]] page. The volunteer who agreed to help resolve the dispute was actually quite reasonable, but the resolution process had ground to a halt, and the volunteer then announced that they were taking a hiatus. Around this time, the editor from the [[transhumanist politics]] page inserted themself into the DR process, bringing their claim of the party\'s nonexistence and implying that I was supporter of the candidate (which I have never been). I replied that I did not think that the editor\'s discussion was relevant to the DR attempt, as the existence of the party was not being challenged, but an editor from the [[life extension]] page disagreed. I invited them to explain why, but I was ignored yet again.\n\nBy now, a new volunteer had taken the DR case, and we were just waiting for him to start. Eventually, though, he announced his uncompromising verdict without asking any questions or soliciting discussion: that the sentence should not be included on the page because of the [[WP:SOAP|soapbox policy]], adding that Wikipedia is not for advocacy or public relations. This was a real blow to my spirits – yet another person banded against me, seemingly convinced that I was an advocate or spokesperson somehow.\n\nI just gave up, agreeing not to add the content out of a feeling of hopelessness. I still wanted to understand, though, how I could have violated the soapbox policy (which I had read over and over) despite not being affiliated with the subject in any way or wanting to promote it. The volunteer actually agreed to answer my questions, so I posted them on his Talk page a few days ago. However, once again, I have received no response. The volunteer has been active and responded to queries from others, but he is simply ignoring me.\n\nI don\'t know what to do. It seems useless to try to improve the parts of Wikipedia that interest me if they\'re guarded by those who will cycle through an array of \'\'non sequitur\'\' accusations without responding to questions or acknowledging counter-arguments. I don\'t want to start edit wars or unhelpful bickering, but I see no way around it if I want to contribute to articles. I am on the verge of abandoning Wikipedia.\n\nWhat can I do when this happens? How do I respond to someone who avoids productive discussion? Should I just give in to deletion of helpful contributions to avoid an edit war?\n\nI would really appreciate some help.\n\n--[[User:Haptic-feedback|Haptic-feedback]] ([[User talk:Haptic-feedback|talk]]) 04:25, 26 July 2015 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Haptic-feedback', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '08:55, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':Unfortunately, it looks like [[Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard/Archive 119#Talk:Life extension#presidential campaign of transhumanist candidate|the Dispute Resolution case]] has closed with what one editor describes as a "clear outcome to not include the proposed text." In this case, I\'m not sure there\'s anything more you can or should do to try and get the text in question included.\n:I think that editor can come across as quite rude and just blindly continued asserting you were an advocate—this definitely wasn\'t an [[WP:AGF|assumption of good faith]]. I think sometimes it\'s just better to [[WP:DROPTHESTICK|drop the stick]] and try to move on: perhaps try avoiding interactions with them in future.\n:We\'re not all like that. And besides, you can get a lot done on Wikipedia without even encountering a discussion. Instead of the argument you two were having, I\'m sure you would have each had the time to make massive improvements to the encyclopedia elsewhere. If you insist on working on topics like [[transhumanism]]... well, there are currently [[:Category:Stub-Class Transhumanism articles|40 transhumanism-related "stubs"]] you could improve, for a start. Just make sure you tread carefully and use only sources you are certain are reliable. If you\'re unsure about anything, try posting on the talk page of the relevant article before making changes. Not all talk page discussions involve constant bickering and unproductive assertions. <span class="nowrap">— \'\'\'[[User:Bilorv|Bilorv]]\'\'\'<sub>\'\'\'[[User talk:Bilorv|(talk)]]\'\'\'</sub><sup>[[Special:Contributions/Bilorv|(c)]][[Special:EmailUser/Bilorv|(e)]]</sup></span> 08:55, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Bilorv', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '16:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['::Your long version is [[WP:TLDR|too long, difficult to read]].  However, if you think that the dispute resolution at [[WP:DRN|the dispute resolution noticeboard]] ended incorrectly, you have the option of posting a [[WP:RFC|Request for Comments]] to the article talk page.  Unlike the dispute resolution noticeboard, RFC is binding.  By the way, at the dispute resolution noticeboard, while a case is still pending, if you are not satisfied with the moderator, you can ask for a different moderator.  However, in this case, I would suggest, rather than going back to DRN, you use Request for Comments, which is binding.  [[User:Robert McClenon|Robert McClenon]] ([[User talk:Robert McClenon|talk]]) 16:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Robert McClenon', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '19:14, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ["::: {{reply to|Robert McClenon}} I'm sorry that my post was difficult to read, but thanks for making an effort. I have already told the other editors that I will drop the matter, but I appreciate you recommending me a tool to deal with situations like this in the future. That's exactly what I was looking for, so thank you. --[[User:Haptic-feedback|Haptic-feedback]] ([[User talk:Haptic-feedback|talk]]) 19:14, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n"], 'author': 'Haptic-feedback', 'comments': []}]}, {'time_stamp': '19:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':: {{reply to|Bilorv}} Thank you for taking the time to read what I had to say and offer advice. I am indeed just going to give up and move on, as the matter has gone on for a month already without progress. It is disheartening to avoid certain parts of Wikipedia out of despair, but your words do help. --[[User:Haptic-feedback|Haptic-feedback]] ([[User talk:Haptic-feedback|talk]]) 19:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Haptic-feedback', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '19:22, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['::::By the way also, your short version is too short.  However, if you get what you describe as "offhand accusations of policy violations" and say that you don\'t get satisfactory answers, it does help to provide links to the appropriate talk pages, rather than ask vague questions like the above.  In the case of a content dispute, the only form of content dispute resolution that is \'\'binding\'\' is RFC.  [[User:Robert McClenon|Robert McClenon]] ([[User talk:Robert McClenon|talk]]) 19:22, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Robert McClenon', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '20:12, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ["::::: {{reply to|Robert McClenon}} My long version is too long and my short version is too short -- ''sorry!'' Anyway, I was hoping that my long version would give enough examples of my problem, but I'm sorry that it's still vague. Here are the Talk pages that I mentioned -- I hope that they help:", ':::::* [[Talk:Longevism]] (my deleted article)\n:::::* [[Talk:Life extension]]\n:::::* [[User talk:Haptic-feedback]]\n:::::* [[User talk:Jytdog]] (the user that reverted my edits)\n:::::* [[Talk:Transhumanist politics]]\n:::::* [[User talk:Steven Zhang]] (the second dispute resolution volunteer)', '::::: --[[User:Haptic-feedback|Haptic-feedback]] ([[User talk:Haptic-feedback|talk]]) 20:12, 26 July 2015 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Haptic-feedback', 'comments': []}]}]}]}]}, {'time_stamp': '20:46, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\'\'\'Comment\'\'\' Hi.  I\'m afraid I can not tell you where to go for help, but I can tell you where \'\'\'not\'\'\' to go.  Do not take your question to ANI.  I took a very similar question to yours to ANI in the last few days and although some admins were polite, other Users were extremely unhelpful, uncivil and started throwing personal attacks.  Apparently, asking questions there is not allowed and anyone that does is ridiculed.  Just a heads-up for you.  By the way, sorry you have run into Jytdog.<span style="font-family:Segoe print; color:red; text-shadow:gray 0.2em 0.2em 0.4em;">DrChrissy</span> <sup><span style="font-family:Segoe print; color:red; text-shadow:gray 0.2em 0.2em 0.4em;">[[User talk:DrChrissy|(talk)]]</span></sup> 20:46, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'DrChrissy', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '20:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [":At this point I don't need the links, but thank you for them.  As I said, there is a way forward for you, and that is to post an RFC.  [[User:Robert McClenon|Robert McClenon]] ([[User talk:Robert McClenon|talk]]) 20:45, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n"], 'author': 'Robert McClenon', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '21:01, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [":: {{reply to|Robert McClenon}} Well, I don't want to go back on my word to stop trying to add the content, but I will definitely use RFC if a similar problem arises in the future. Thanks again. --[[User:Haptic-feedback|Haptic-feedback]] ([[User talk:Haptic-feedback|talk]]) 21:01, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n"], 'author': 'Haptic-feedback', 'comments': []}]}, {'time_stamp': '20:57, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [": {{reply to|DrChrissy}} Thank you for your advice and sympathy. I will try to avoid that noticeboard and follow Mr. McClenon's advice of using Request for Comments instead. I am sorry to hear about your bad experience – I can definitely relate – but thanks for sharing it. This and your kind words make me feel like I'm not alone, and I really appreciate the support. Cheers. --[[User:Haptic-feedback|Haptic-feedback]] ([[User talk:Haptic-feedback|talk]]) 20:57, 26 July 2015 (UTC)"], 'author': 'Haptic-feedback', 'comments': []}, {'time_stamp': '21:15, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n*{{ping|Haptic-feedback}} Above some editors gave you nice advice, I will tell you some minor general things. First thing is that, your user page is red, so whenever you will make any edit, people will think that you are a new user and they will have "suspicious" look at your edits. You should have blue user page.(I will create your user page). 2nd thing is that, your account should not look like single purpose account (as you said you are interested in some topics), once people feel that you are on Wikipedia just to edit topics of particular subject then they will have suspicion over your edits for "possible point of view pushing". You should edit other articles too so that people will think that you are on Wikipedia to really build Wikipedia and not for point of view(POV) pushing. Thirdly you should not write essay like comments, then people will obviously "ignore". If you write same kind of essays in article then even if your write it from reliable source still it can\'t be part of that article. And last thing is that, everyone is equal here, we can be just "more experienced" than you but no one has special authority over content of the article, if you follow proper guidelines then your edits will get accepted surely. Best Luck. --[[User:Human3015|Human3015]] ([[User talk:Human3015|talk]]) 21:15, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Human3015', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '22:00, 26 July 2015 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [":: {{reply to|Human3015}} Thanks for making me a user page -- I hope that it will help. I do edit articles unrelated to life extension, but I of course focus my edits on pages that interest me, and I don't want to ignore responses on Talk pages, so these appear most on my contribution log. I don't see the point of making edits on pages that I don't care about, though, so this seems unavoidable, and I just hope that others won't misjudge my character instead of considering on my words. Anyway, I assure you that I try very hard to keep my article content quite concise. I am not convinced, though, that edits that follow guidelines will be surely accepted, because my recent problems seem to me to disprove this claim. However, I will try to have faith in the future, and I thank you for taking the time to help me. I sincerely appreciate it. --[[User:Haptic-feedback|Haptic-feedback]] ([[User talk:Haptic-feedback|talk]]) 22:00, 26 July 2015 (UTC)\n\n"], 'author': 'Haptic-feedback', 'comments': []}]}]}]}], 'heading': 'How should I deal with vague accusations and being ignored?', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ["\nI don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I am at a loss.\n\n'''The short version:''' In some areas of Wikipedia, I get various offhand accusations of policy violation, but my refutations and requests for elaboration are often just ignored. This is depressing, and I am considering leaving Wikipedia altogether. What can I do to combat this negativity and ignorance that editors show me?\n\n"], 'comments': []}]}
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{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': '[[User:Aimankyuichi/sandbox]]', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '16:45, 5 January 2016 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ["\n\nI reviewed  [[User:Aimankyuichi/sandbox]] and declined it, saying that I wasn’t sure whether the draft was about the league, or the season in the league.  I received the following from [[User:Aimankyuich]]:\n“Hello Robert, firstly, thank you for leaving a comment to clarify whether the article was about a league, or about a season in a league.\nSecondly, there is already an existing article on the league itself here So I wrote the article meant to reflect the current season of the V-league (the 2015-2016 season) and would like to link it to the league page if my article was accepted. I'm sorry the title is confusing so I hope you can assist me to make the correction you see appropriate. Thank you ”\n\nThe link to the league wasn’t there at the time of the review, and was then added by the author.  I would like to stress for other new editors the importance of having proper wikilinks to related articles.  Some new editors don’t know this.  I would also like to stress the importance of a proper [[WP:LEDE|lede sentence explaining the subject of the article.  The current draft is a major improvement.  Do other experienced editors have comments?  [[User:Robert McClenon|Robert McClenon]] ([[User talk:Robert McClenon|talk]]) 16:45, 5 January 2016 (UTC)\n\n"], 'author': 'Robert McClenon', 'comments': []}]}, {'subsections': [], 'heading': '[[Draft:Liedewij Hawke]]', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '16:45, 5 January 2016 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n\nI reviewed [[Draft:Liedewij Hawke]] and declined it.  I received the following from [[User:Translator-reviser]]:\n“Dear Robert, I am the author of the page dedicated to Liedewij Hawke, a Canadian literary translator. My draft was decline for the following reason: "This draft is unsourced. Please provide multiple independent reliable sources." I understand that the issue is that much of the biographical information is not cited. However, there are no independent public source of such information as Liedewij\'s birth town, schools that she had attended, diplomas that she received, year she moved to Canada from Netherlands, etc. All of this information comes from Liedewij herself (I personally got this information from her when working on this assignment for my theory of translation class at York University). I would hate to delete this information as doing so will rob the profile of depth and detail. I would appreciate if you could get back to me so that we could discuss what can be done to preserve this valuable information. Yours truly, Irina”\n\nI would like the comments of other experienced editors.  Unfortunately, if there are no independent third-party sources, the article will not meet our [[WP:GNG|general notability guidelines]] or [[WP:BIO|biographical notability guidelines]].  Personal interview data is not acceptable unless the interview has been published in a fact-checked source.  (An interview with the author that has in the meantime been published in a peer-reviewed journal or fact-checked popular monthly is a secondary source.)  It is a common situation that an author has personal information about the subject.  Unfortunately, if they can’t provide impersonal information about the subject, she may not be notable, or we cannot accept word that she is notable.  Do other experienced editors have advice on how the author can get more information? [[User:Robert McClenon|Robert McClenon]] ([[User talk:Robert McClenon|talk]]) 16:45, 5 January 2016 (UTC)\n\n'], 'author': 'Robert McClenon', 'comments': []}]}, {'subsections': [], 'heading': ' [[Draft:Jason Mann]]', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '16:45, 5 January 2016 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n\nI reviewed [[Draft:Jason Mann]], a filmmaker, and declined it because there is already an article on [[Jason Mann]], a filmmaker.  I received the following from [[User: Jasonlmann]] “Hi - I created the page for a filmmaker named Jason Mann. I see that you pointed me to the Wikipedia page for a different Jason Mann. They are, indeed, two different American filmmakers. For evidence, here are their IMDb pages:\nThe existing Jason Mann: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2643355/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 The other Jason Mann (the page I am trying to create): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1157607/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2\nAlso, please note that Google is also confused about this. Their Knowledge graph has a bunch of the biographical info for both men combined, but that is inaccurate.”\n\nOn the one hand, I would suggest finding reliable sources to verify that they are definitely two different people (e.g., with different dates of birth and places of birth).  I would also suggest disambiguating the existing article and the draft, perhaps by the use of middle names.  (If you need advice on renaming, known as moving, it is easier to ask one of us to do it than for us to explain how to do it.  In particular, one of us will be glad to create the disambiguation page.)  Do other experienced editors have advice on how to deal with two people who are easily confused?  \n\nHowever, I now notice that I apparently rushed through my review and overlooked an issue.  It appears that the author is Jason L. Mann.  If so, this draft is an [[WP:AUTOBIO|autobiography]], and the submission of autobiographies is strongly discouraged due to [[WP:COI|conflict of interest]].  If the author can persuade other editors that they are notable, they can ask other editors to assist them in developing a neutral draft.  [[User:Robert McClenon|Robert McClenon]] ([[User talk:Robert McClenon|talk]]) 16:45, 5 January 2016 (UTC)\n\n'], 'author': 'Robert McClenon', 'comments': []}]}], 'heading': 'Three Drafts', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\nThis is about three different declined drafts, and is broken into sections.\n\n'], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': 'Removing Speedy at [[Hradyesh]]', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '20:09, 30 November 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n[[Image:Information.svg|25px|alt=|link=]] Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thanks for taking the time to contribute.\n\nI\'m a [[Internet bot|bot]] designed by another Wikipedia editor, and I\'m here to help you with our deletion process. I noticed that while working on an article recently, you removed a [[WP:CSD|speedy deletion]] template that tagged it for deletion. Don\'t get discouraged! Deletion discussions happen on Wikipedia all the time.\n\n\'\'If you don\'t want the article to get deleted\'\', please <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:{{TALKPAGENAME:Hradyesh}}|action=edit&section=new&preload=Template:Hangon_preload&preloadtitle=This+{{pagetype|subjectspace=yes}}+should+not+be+speedy+deleted+because...+}} <b style="color: black;">click here</b>]</span>.\n\nThe link will take you to the talk page, where you can explain why the article should be kept. If you have any questions about this or need help with editing, you can ask at the  [[Wikipedia:Help desk|Help desk]]. \n\nWe really hope you\'ll stick around to help make Wikipedia better! Thank you, - [[User:SDPatrolBot|SDPatrolBot]] ([[User talk:SDPatrolBot|talk]]) 20:09, 30 November 2012 (UTC)'], 'author': 'SDPatrolBot', 'comments': []}, {'time_stamp': '20:10, 30 November 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n\n[[File:Ambox warning pn.svg|25px|alt=|link=]] Please stop your [[Wikipedia:Disruptive editing|disruptive editing]]. If you continue to [[Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#Wikipedia is not a soapbox|add soapboxing, promotional or advertising material to Wikipedia]], as you did at [[:Hradyesh]], you may be [[Wikipedia:Blocking policy|blocked from editing]]. [[Category:User talk pages with Uw-advert3 notices|{{PAGENAME}}]]<!-- Template:Uw-advert3 --> [[User:JamesBWatson|JamesBWatson]] ([[User talk:JamesBWatson|talk]]) 20:10, 30 November 2012 (UTC)'], 'author': 'JamesBWatson', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '20:23, 30 November 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['*The point about preparing a draft of an article in a sandbox is so you can get it into suitable shape there ready top become an article. It \'\'\'\'\'is not\'\'\'\'\' so that you can write the same kind of promotional crap that you have been told \'\'over and over again\'\' is not suitable to be a Wikipedia article. We are not interested in being told that someone is "a passionate individual", nor are we interested in seeing "references" to press releases, promotional web sites, and write-ups in newspapers of press releases. [[User:JamesBWatson|JamesBWatson]] ([[User talk:JamesBWatson|talk]]) 20:23, 30 November 2012 (UTC)'], 'author': 'JamesBWatson', 'comments': []}, {'time_stamp': '22:17, 30 November 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n*And it is not "just one administrator who seems too had a bad day" If you look at the deletion log [[Hradyesh]], you will see that it has been deleted by four different administrators—all for the same reason: Your page is exclusively promotional, and would need to be fundamentally rewritten to become encyclopedic. —[[User:TEB728|teb728]] [[User talk:TEB728|t]] [[Special:Contributions/TEB728|c]] 22:17, 30 November 2012 (UTC)'], 'author': 'TEB728', 'comments': []}]}, {'time_stamp': '07:01, 1 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['{{cob}}\n\nHello Aaanshu, a few things:', '* If you are concerned your article is at risk of deletion, we \'\'strongly\'\' advise you let the "Articles for Creation" process run its course. You chose instead to directly publish your article by placing it in the main article space, where it was deleted. If instead you waiting for volunteers to review it and offer advice, it would not be published until ready, and would be very unlikely to be deleted. \n* According to the records at [[Hradyesh]], no fewer than four different admins have deleted your attempts at publishing the article. I would suggest that indicates a general agreement it was inappropriate, over the course of some eight months.\n* While I don\'t agree with James B. Watson\'s choice of words, his overall point was correct, that it is not appropriate to repeatedly submit a promotional article, especially after being told why it\'s inappropriate. His language could have been better, I agree.\n* The Teahouse did not endorse your article, it was you that chose to publish it. I offered some structural improvements and suggestions. If you are concerned about possible deletion, you should not move an article into articlespace, but instead leave it at AfC or in your sandbox until other editors advise you it is ready.\n* Looking at the article, is is rather promotional, but not horrendously so. The writing could use some work to remove promotional tone. Looking at the References, one of them is to Wikipedia itself (you can\'t cite Wikipedia on Wikipedia, that\'s circular logic), the one at the Telegraph is a press release (so no real credibility), etc. Some of them are to car enthusiast sites I\'m not familiar, so no opinion on those. The one from the Times of India is literally a tweet-like mobile phone posting by a columnist, so really not worth citing. Overall, a lot of the articles seem very similar in nature, so it doesn\'t give the impression so much of a wide body of coverage as of a press release that\'s been re-spun in slightly different ways. I\'m not an expert on car sourcing, but at least a portion of the sourcing does not contribute to the strength of the article.\n* Fundamentally, I would strongly suggest you read [[WP:Neutrality]], and take a very hard look at [[Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Hradyesh]] and ask yourself "what in this article could possibly be seen as advertising rather than simple fact?" Also, it\'s not really cricket to put in photos of the cars which don\'t even include Hradyesh, as that makes it look like you\'re advertising cars vice describing a person.\n', 'A few things to consider. Again, James was a bit brusque, but people tend to get annoyed if they feel someone is trying to "force" an article forward and ignoring critique and advice about it. We here at the Teahouse can help you with the article, but you need to understand that there are legitimate concerns about its promotional presentation and the quality of sourcing, and not simply "one person" in a bad mood. [[User:MatthewVanitas|MatthewVanitas]] ([[User talk:MatthewVanitas|talk]]) 07:01, 1 December 2012 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'MatthewVanitas', 'comments': []}, {'time_stamp': '08:06, 1 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':Thanks Matthew , This is exactly what I am trying to understand\n', "1. If you have an access request to plz check all the earlier versions and you will agree about the correction made after understanding the raised concerns.\n\n2. This time I was working on my sandbox and requested for an article creation post which I searched my request in the pending AFC segment where I could not find the same thinking I did something wrong I posted the same content on the article project page. Thats how the entire problem started.\n\n3. I tried to not use the earlier termed promotional language and focusing on the work and sole reason why the person should be featured in this article. i.e. introduction of Hot rods to India , Morris street and all India roadshow. Jus to make sure the article should not be termed as promotion I clearly mentioned the car is not available for sale but this car is India’s first street Rod.\n\n4. I had filtered the list of references limiting only to leading newspapers or auto publications and can further filter the same.\n\n5. In this learning I had come across n number of individual articles which are neither backed by any references , supported by press releases or article was just of 2 or 3 lines still these article exist in wikipedia and such speedy deletion don’t get actioned on them. To my surprise I saw one article where even James visited but not speedy deleted the article so why this double standard view points?\n\n6. The point of my concern is at one side my article is just deleted in fraction of seconds for the claimed promotional language at the same time other articles do exist based on the same outline why those are not still not speedy deleted ?\n\n7. Theres a code of conduct for articles and new users Is there any code of conduct for “expert”, “senior” administrators having years n years or experience on the usage of there language and behavior ? \n\n8. I am reiterating the fact here m learning to publish my first article , yes it got speedy deleted earlier after which I again tried to correct it but this time I feel there was a scope of correction , there was scope to improve it as per the required standards if some one had a different view on the topic. Just speedy deleting the post in fraction of seconds isn't that just showing off of someones rights n powers? The way administrator responded n have opted to use the words is that acceptable at wikipedia ? \n\nI am not here to annoy anyone  but this kind of treatment by admin is not encouraging at all. This is my first article and i need to finish it in a proper manner m not asking to wave off any guidelines just requesting to help me learn .\n\nHow should I restart -in my sandbox or should I place a request at AFC ?\n\n[[User:Aaanshu|Aaanshu]] ([[User talk:Aaanshu|talk]]) 08:06, 1 December 2012 (UTC)\n"], 'author': 'Aaanshu', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '09:46, 1 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':Hi Aaanshu. I have theory that might explain why you are having such problems: Are you perhaps Hradyesh himself, someone closely connected with him, someone who works for him, or someone commissioned to write an article about him? The reasons I think that may be the case is that in your 9 months at Wikipedia this is the only article you have worked on; you say it is “MOST URGENT” to get the article live; and you seem unable to recognize how promotional your writing is. The reason the question is important is that we have found it necessary to create a guideline, [[Wikipedia:Conflict of interest]], because based on experience people like that have great difficulty recognizing promotional writing and assessing whether the subjects are important enough to have an encyclopedia article.\n:In any case I suspect that there may be a problem with your current draft that is greater than promotion. I really don’t understand why Hradyesh is important enough to have an encyclopedia article. Do I understand correctly that you think that the thing that qualifies him is that he introduced of hot rods to India? If that is what makes him important, I am sorry to say that he is not important enough for an article. Please see [[Wikipedia:Notability (people)]] for our notability guideline. —[[User:TEB728|teb728]] [[User talk:TEB728|t]] [[Special:Contributions/TEB728|c]] 09:46, 1 December 2012 (UTC)\n\n:Thanks Teb for the response , with ref. to the shared theory I am an automobile passionate and after knowing about Hradyesh work which is starting of a new league in Indian automobile industry. As there was no information available on wikipedia want to contribute on the topic . In the past months whenever I can get time to write on wikipedia I try to work on this. I never rushed into anything the only thing why raised the alarm yesterday as "Most urgent" cos the article was speedy deleted and I wanted to get it retrieved to understand the concerns n make the necessary corrections.\n'], 'author': 'TEB728', 'comments': []}]}, {'time_stamp': '14:14, 1 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['with reference to the notability part I am quoting the wikipedia guideline under which I am working on this article:\n"Scientists, academics, economists, professors, authors, editors, journalists, filmmakers, photographers, artists, architects, engineers, and other creative professionals\nThe person is regarded as an important figure or is widely cited by peers or successors.\nThe person is known for originating a significant new concept, theory or technique.\nThe person has created, or played a major role in co-creating, a significant or well-known work, or collective body of work, that has been the subject of an independent book or feature-length film, or of multiple independent periodical articles or reviews."\n\nIf there are other people from different international region who are part of wikipedia profile just because they are part of hot rod , custom cars segment, my article hold significant notable credential work and reason too not only for introducing this concept in India but also making first street rod in India and the All India roadshow etc.\n\nAs you correctly repeated my words I am trying to learn writing on wikipedia - I cant start something new leaving my first article in between.The whole point here is how I can correct and proceed further to the next level on which I am seeking assistance from all the experts.\n\n[[User:Aaanshu|Aaanshu]] ([[User talk:Aaanshu|talk]]) 14:14, 1 December 2012 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Aaanshu', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '10:04, 2 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':Aaanshu, you have a draft article still at [[Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Hradyesh]] so you can work on that. Ignore what you are seeing in other articles that you think are deficient and concentrate on the advice you have been given - find independent reliable sources about this person and use those. [[User:Nthep|NtheP]] ([[User talk:Nthep|talk]]) 10:04, 2 December 2012 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Nthep', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '17:10, 2 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [":: It isn't clear why there is [[Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Hradyesh]] as well as [[Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Hradyesh]].  The latter would be the usual place for the AFC.  There will be confusion if the two continue in parallel, so I suggest that you make sure that the latest version is at [[Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Hradyesh]] and that you blank the other version and get it deleted. - [[User:David Biddulph|David Biddulph]] ([[User talk:David Biddulph|talk]]) 17:10, 2 December 2012 (UTC)\n"], 'author': 'David Biddulph', 'comments': []}]}]}, {'time_stamp': '00:38, 8 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [':Hi there,\n', 'The Wikipedia instructions and details are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Uploading_images\n\nYou will see there is a tag stating that the article may be overly-technical, so post a reply in the Teahouse and I or someone else will be able to offer further assistance.[[User:Soulparadox|Soulparadox]] ([[User talk:Soulparadox|talk]]) 00:38, 8 December 2012 (UTC)\n\n'], 'author': 'Soulparadox', 'comments': []}]}, {'subsections': [], 'heading': ' Clarifications ', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '12:37, 2 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\nThanks Nthep , I ‘ll restart working on the same.  Request to please clarify on the following :', '#  Should I directly edit the page [[Wikipedia:Articles for creation/Hradyesh]] ?\n#  Or Should I copy the same on my sandbox and further edit ?\n#  Is it recommended to start with a stub and then further add information on the article?\n#  I will further filter the language to eliminate any reflection of promotional article and edit the linked references. Do I need to focus on some other stuff too?', 'Thanks again for all the assistance.\n[[User:Aaanshu|Aaanshu]] ([[User talk:Aaanshu|talk]]) 12:37, 2 December 2012 (UTC)'], 'author': 'Aaanshu', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '13:13, 2 December 2012 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': [":Keep it all in one place.  Don't start a sandbox page, don't start a stub in mainspace, just work on the AFC page. [[User:Nthep|NtheP]] ([[User talk:Nthep|talk]]) 13:13, 2 December 2012 (UTC)\n\n"], 'author': 'Nthep', 'comments': []}]}]}], 'heading': ' Request Expert Views MOST URGENT ', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['::<small>(larger post removed by another editor, in regards to the repeated deletions of the published version of [[Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Hradyesh]] by [[User:Aaanshu]]).</small>\n', "Experts please help me get my article live ...\n{{cot|title='Bot and admin warnings}}\n"], 'comments': []}]}
{'subsections': [{'subsections': [], 'heading': 'Description', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '21:18, 26 April 2013 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['\n\'\'\'\'\'Pyura dalbyi\'\'\'\'\' has a yellow, sand-free [[tunic]], a highly conspicuous features that readily distinguishes it from other species of [[Pyura stolonifera|cunjevoi]] in [[temperate]] [[Australasia]]. Internally, the shape of the dorsal tubercle is one of the most conspicuous characteristics, as it is quite irregular when compared to the cone-like dorsal tubercle found in its congeners \'\'[[Pyura praeputialis|P. praeputialis]]\'\' and \'\'[[Pyura stolonifera|P. stolonifera]]\'\'. This is especially evident in smaller individuals of \'\'P. dalbyi\'\'. While the sponge-like shape of the dorsal tubercle in \'\'P. herdmani\'\' can be quite similar to that of \'\'P. dalbyi\'\', it lacks the two distinct bulges of the latter. The double row of gonadic blocks on the left side of the body inside the gut is a unique character of this species, as are its long siphonal spines, which in other cunjevois are shorter or less pointy. \'\'Pyura dalbyi\'\' lacks endocarps on top of the gonads and gut, which is uncommon in this group.<ref name "Rius&Teske2011"/> \n\n[[User:Tesk0002|Tesk0002]] ([[User talk:Tesk0002|talk]]) 21:18, 26 April 2013 (UTC)\n'], 'author': 'Tesk0002', 'comments': [{'time_stamp': '21:40, 26 April 2013 (UTC)', 'text_blocks': ['* Hello Peter,\n: You used <code><nowiki><ref name "Name"></nowiki></code> instead of <code><nowiki><ref name = "Name"></nowiki></code>. This gave all references a default name of "name".\n: I have fixed it.\n: [[User:TheOriginalSoni|TheOriginalSoni]] ([[User talk:TheOriginalSoni|talk]]) 21:40, 26 April 2013 (UTC)\n\n'], 'author': 'TheOriginalSoni', 'comments': []}]}]}], 'heading': ' Problem with ref name: uses only first reference ', 'comments': [{'text_blocks': ['\n\nHi, I just wrote an article on a new species of sea squirt. The following section contains two references, Dalby1997 and Rius&Teske2011, but in the text, these all appear as [1] and the second one doesn\'t appear in the reference list. Can anybody spot the error?\nThanks, Peter\n\nThis species has been found in several localities in Victoria, south-eastern Australia,<ref name "Dalby1997">Dalby, J.E., Jr. (1997) Dimorphism in the ascidian \'\'Pyura stolonifera\'\' near Melbourne, Australia, and its evaluation through field transplant experiments. Marine Ecology, 18, 253–271.</ref> and in a single locality in Western Australia (Albany harbour).<ref name "Rius&Teske2011">Rius, M. and Teske, P.R. (2011) A revision of the \'\'Pyura stolonifera\'\' species complex (Tunicata, Ascidiacea), with a description of a new species from Australia. Zootaxa 2754: 27-40  ISSN1175-5334; article available at: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/zt02754p040.pdf</ref> Unlike other species of cunjevoi in [[temperate]] [[Australasia]], \'\'P. dalbyi\'\' has been found almost exclusively subtidally.<ref name "Dalby1997"/> \n\n'], 'comments': []}]}

Ask some questions!

Now that we have a parsed list of all questions, we can ask questions of it!

% matplotlib inline
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

Replies per question

Let's figure out the distributions of 'replies' per question.

plt.hist([len(q.flat_replies) for q in questions if q is not None])
plt.title('Total replies per question')
plt.xlabel('Number of replies')
plt.ylabel('Number of questions')

Most questions get under 15 replies! The breakdown under that is a bit hard to see in this graph because of outliers, so assuming everything outside 15 replies is an outlier...

plt.hist([len(q.flat_replies) for q in questions if len(q.flat_replies) <= 15], bins=15)
plt.title('Total replies per question (<= 15 replies only)')
plt.xlabel('Number of replies')
plt.ylabel('Number of questions')

Number of questions per asker

Do people keep asking questions over and over again?

askers = {}
for q in questions:
    if q.user in askers:
        askers[q.user] += 1
        askers[q.user] = 1
plt.hist([i for i in askers.values()])
plt.title('Histogram of number of questions asked per user')
print('Total %s askers' % len(askers))
Total 8459 askers

Outliers again! Let's produce a table of the 'top' askers

top_askers = sorted(askers, key=askers.get, reverse=True)[:20]
for asker in top_askers:
    print('{0: <24} {1}'.format(asker, askers[asker]))
Miss Bono                134
Rubbish computer         92
DangerousJXD             79
Anne Delong              75
Matty.007                59
Robert McClenon          56
Titodutta                56
Gronk Oz                 54
Jodosma                  45
Capankajsmilyo           44
Acagastya                41
Tlqk56                   41
Bonkers The Clown        40
JHUbal27                 37
Bali88                   36
ColinFine                36
Nahnah4                  34
Tattoodwaitress          32
Bananasoldier            32
Frogger48                30

So let's exclude the top 20 (anyone with over 30 questions) from the histogram and see what we get!

plt.hist([i for i in askers.values() if i < 30],bins=30)
plt.title('Histogram of number of questions asked per user (n < 30)')