Monday, October 26, 2009


One of the hard things about the consensus process at the wiki is that sometimes one comes away thinking "this one went the wrong way".  This particular restoration went up last January and got unanimous support, but only three people reviewed it which wasn't enough for promotion.

Two days' hard work went down that way, and although the subject, Edward M. Thomas, was a war hero there wasn't quite enough information to start a separate biography for him; he was one of the Tuskegee Airmen.  So the image remained at photographer Toni Frissell's biography and a couple of other pages, and I moved on.  Which wasn't easy after having read the text of Captain Thomas's Distinguished Flying Cross award; he's the sort of person who deserves to be remembered.

Which was why it felt so good yesterday when a Wikipedian who goes by the username NuclearWarfare found it and decided to give it a renomination.  Very pleasant surprise to see him take an interest in it, and even more so to see the editor reviews.  Thank you very much!

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