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Andrew, Thank you for your recent edits to Disability Party (United States). Edits like yours help to keep our wiki up to date. I added a few citations, and I noted several places where I believe citations are needed. If possible, please provide citations. Thank you.KaitlinE 08:11, 20 November 2013 (CST)

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March 8 edits to your profile


I wanted to inform you that I've re-organized a substantial portion of the content which you added to your profile on March 8, 2013 in order to bring the page up to Ballotpedia writing/style standards. Given your past experience editing on the wiki, and the volume of your most recent content addition, I don't think it's necessary to explain each individual instance where I had to modify, move, or remove content. That being said, note that I removed the "Career" heading, incorporated what I deemed to be the section's former highlights into the section entitled "Biography," and kept the external link to your CV in the main body of the profile. This way, visitors to the page can still easily access any of the career information which you may have wanted directly on the page but I had to strike for the sake of meeting the project's writing guidelines.

If you want to discuss this further, feel free to contact me on my User talk page. Thanks! MStrano 16:35, 11 March 2013 (CDT)

MStrano: You introduced so many errors into the text, some that you could not even infer from what was there, I think the best thing is to go back to what I wrote. For instance, I have not been on the Virginia State Bar Task Force on Technology since 2000, but you made it sound like I am still on it. You took out the fact that I am running for secretary of state from the sidebar, even though that is the only office for which I will be on the ballot. --DisabilityParty 15:46, 12 March 2013 (CDT)


Please consider that I approached my review and revision of your March 8 edit overhaul with respect- for both the effort that you put into the changes and for the page's structural/stylistic credibility within the context of the State Executive Officials Project. I do not take the responsibility of editing profiles like yours lightly, which is why I took pains to preserve the integrity of your content additions as much as possible rather than revert the page flat out back to its previous state, as you have done to my updated version. Next time I ask that you discuss it with me if you have a content-related concern or complaint, like the Virginia State Bar Task Force tense issue, which I do appreciate you pointing out and fully intend to clarify in the largely restored version of page. I will also take into account your notes on the introduction- Since you are a declared candidate for 2014, that information should indeed be given top billing, although the proper placement of your candidacy information is not next to "Project=" in the {{Polinfobox.

Once again, if you want to discuss this further, you can contact me on my User talk page or on the profile's discussion page. MStrano 10:17, 14 March 2013 (CDT)

Indeed, I put a great deal of effort into my page here. I like your Ballotpedia project and I think it has such potential to be a resource unlike others on elections. I am extremely busy and therefore I only engage with certain specific places regarding things like this. Tonight I discovered 3 law firms and a city agency and a public television station that were all not accessible to the disabled. All on the SAME INTERSECTION in South Bend, Indiana. Disability Party is just beginning, but the fight is an ongoing one. So long as you are being accurate regarding my facts, I won't go back and forth with you, but will leave the edits to your discretion. --DisabilityParty 00:17, 15 March 2013 (CDT)


Thank you for saying that. Your cooperation and collaboration does not go unnoticed or unappreciated here at Ballotpedia.

MStrano 13:55, 18 March 2013 (CDT)


I appreciate your feedback. I have replied to your concerns on my talk page. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.--Jennifer S 09:13, 22 June 2012 (CDT)


Wanted to clarify a few things that might not have been clear before. Much of the content you have added is either personal opinion, or personal context to stories. The proper placement for such content is the Discussion Page. The main article itself is not the place for this. That is the primary reason why we have removed much of the content you have added. If you would like to add that in on the discussion page, that is an option for you. Additionally, we have removed some of the superfluous biographical content. While we appreciate your desire to be thorough, we focus primarily on basic biographical content. We have kept the link to your campaign website, and if readers would like more detail they can visit that information on your site. These comments pertain to your edits on both your page and Brendan Mullen. Please let me know if you have any questions. Additionally, here are links to our editing guides: Ballotpedia:Edit review process.--Jennifer S 09:34, 29 June 2012 (CDT)

Andrew: Please note that I have temporarily removed your campaign logo from the page. We are having issues with file uploads at present, and will add in the logo when we have addressed the issue.--Jennifer S 09:40, 29 June 2012 (CDT)
Jennifer: Thanks for informing me about this. Every Wiki has a different atmosphere and editors very different perspectives. I was trying to get across that there is a very deep and wide back story to this race that I was willing to inform your readers about that they would not necessarily see all pieced together. At least not until a reporter decided to do an in-depth piece or I write a book about it one day!  :) To me, having such weak Democratic and Republican candidates and a Libertarian to lasso the Republican while I reveal all the details about the Democrat is like watching the Red Sea part. I'm happy to update this page about what is happening, but I won't do it unless I really know what is going to be left there and what will be removed. Half an hour of mine is very valuable, and I don't like doing things in vain.--StrawforCongress 01:32, 30 June 2012 (CDT)
Thanks for putting up my logo/decal when it is ready!--StrawforCongress 01:33, 30 June 2012 (CDT)


We appreciate your contributions to the page, Brendan Mullen. However, as part of BP policy, we have moved the information you added to the Discussion portion of the page, as I discussed previously. Feel free to add information any information with personal context to this section. I wanted to inform you of this change so you did not feel as though we unfairly removed your information from the page. Please let me know if you have any further questions. --Jennifer S 07:21, 2 July 2012 (CDT)

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