User talk:AmericanAir88

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Inspired (Schools Group)[edit]

Hi there! I created Draft:Inspired (Schools Group). The article has been properly stated as a COI contribution. Thank you for reviewing the draft! I have cleaned it up of unnecessary biased language. Will you kindly advise on how to improve the style before I resubmit, in order for it to be moved into the public space? It would be much appreciated! -- Page Perigrination (talk) 07:57, 18 September 2018 (GMT+2)

Possible new names[edit]

Hello @TonyBallioni: and @Northamerica1000:

I have some new names that I could use following the concern at the RfA.

Here are some:

AmericanAir88(talk) 16:31, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Is AA88 taken? There certainly wasn't such global account when I checked it a week ago. — kashmīrī TALK 19:37, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Kashmiri: The problem with AA88 is that it is just letters and numbers. No name or anything. Also there is an admin named User:AA. AmericanAir88(talk) 19:38, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Which aspect of the opposition is this seeking to allay? Some people objected to the American Air bit, because maybe they thought you were promoting American Airlines. Others mentioned the connection between 88 and Heil Hitler. Some of the above suggestions may suffer from similar issues, but then again, what do I know... I didn't find those objections persuasive in the first place.  — Amakuru (talk) 19:45, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Amakuru: Thats why I gave several name options. Some remove the 88 and some limit it to just AA. Airliner AA does not contain American Airlines, AAUnited is a hybrid of two airlines while being original, AmericanAirliner may cause trouble but sounds nice and isn't the real name, FlyAA88 does not contain American Airlines but has 88, Flight AA 88 is another variant, and AADepartures may cause trouble but it does not contain American Airlines. AmericanAir88(talk) 19:48, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
At first I found this whole username issue ridiculous. What swayed me slightly was this remark - Ahecht does have a point if you intend to use your mop in airline-related articles.
Agree, AA88 sounds more like a model number rather than a recognisable name. What about AmAir88? Or is it still a too close call? — kashmīrī TALK 20:04, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
@Kashmiri: I prefer one of the names I selected above. AmAir88 sounds awkward. AmericanAir88(talk) 20:13, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
Obviously all of the opposition on the grounds of a name is stupid, but you're probably right to avoid even an appearance of impropriety. If I were in your position, I would avoid any connection to either American Airlines, or 88. All of the above suggestions leave at least one of those concerns unaddressed. You may just need to pick a new name with almost no continuity with the old. If you are intent on a connection to aviation, you could choose lots of other terms that aren't so tied to a particular airline - pilot, wings, cockpit, climb, flight, aviation, etc. But plenty of users who get a name change just go in a totally different direction. MarginalCost (talk) 15:24, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
@MarginalCost: Would any of the names above work? Would replacing 88 with 99 work? AmericanAir88(talk) 15:28, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
I think 99 would indeed address the earlier concerns. Any username including "Fly AA" is going to be seen as extremely promotional though. FlightAA99 would probably be fine - it looks to be a regular daily flight between London and Chicago. Flight 99 is the name of at least two prior notable crashes, but I don't think that's a problem. Again, if it were me I would avoid AA altogether, but it's your call. MarginalCost (talk) 15:46, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
@Marginal Cost: What is the issue with AAUnited, AirlinerAA, or AADepartures. AA is just two letters. Also, there is an admin named User:AA meaning that AA is no issue. AmericanAir88(talk) 15:49, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
You are free to ignore my opinion - after all, you can't take everyone's advice who's chimed in here. I think the difference from the user you mention is that you are explicitly setting things up in the context of air travel. MarginalCost (talk) 05:13, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
I do not see the need of getting rid of 88. Just because one editor in that discussion associated 88 with symbols of one of hundreds marginal groups doesn't mean everyone should stop using the number! There are zillions of items called "88" - flight numbers, seat numbers, bus route numbers, various make/model numbers, personal id numbers, etc. I think it's only important for an admin to avoid being associated with a particular business. — kashmīrī TALK 17:19, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
Personally I don't think you should remove the "88" in your username, as it only shows that you succumbed to pressure by illogical and irrational comments. That is something I don't want to see from admins. OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:40, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Copyvio detector on Tri-County Mall[edit]

That appears to be a false positive for a site that just culls content from Wikipedia, because I definitely wrote it first. Also, many of that site's pages seem to copy verbatim from Wikipedia -- take for instance this article which culls content from an addition made way back in 2008. Is there a way to report unattributed mirrors like this? Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 02:18, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

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DYK for Interstate 91[edit]

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GAR you might be interested in[edit]

Since you've taken some of my mall articles, you might be interested in this GAR. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 22:29, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

ISP Templating[edit]

If you read their talk page, he has already politely said he doesn't want an account.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 18:43, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Connecticut Route 190[edit]

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Non notable schools[edit]

such as primary and middle schools are generally redirected per policy at WP:ATD-R. There is no need to send them to AfD. If they are blatant adverts for for-profit institutions, that would be a different matter and they should be tagged CSD-G11, or if the are COPYVIO, CSD-G12. Note also that schools are exempt from A7. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 18:25, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

WikiConference North America 2019[edit]

You are invited to WikiConference North America 2019 on November 8-11 in Boston. Deadline for Program Submissions and Scholarship Applications is September 20. Hope to see you there! --Rosiestep (talk) 00:56, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/GAN Backlog Drives/September 2019[edit]

AmericanAir88, thanks for adding the number of backlog days to the Participants lists; I'm sure the drive runners will find that information useful.

I was wondering though, whether you could sign your name without the date when adding the backlog days to a listing—it adds a bit of clutter to the list, and isn't really necessary. It's easy to do: just use three tildes (~~~) rather than four for your sig, and the user part of the sig is included but no date. (Fun fact: five tildes is the other way around: the date without the sig.) Thank you! BlueMoonset (talk) 15:53, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

@BlueMoonset: Thank you for this advice. The dates really do clutter it. Keep up the good work on the drive. AmericanAir88(talk) 20:57, 17 September 2019 (UTC)