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Kevin Howarth[edit]

Hi, as I have said, I have disassociated myself from anything to do with Clout and have no need to be acquainted with any developments. Picknick99 (talk) 09:12, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Citation style[edit]

Please do not use bare URLs as citations. They are subject to link rot and are unrecommended. Please use the citation style instituted by the article. ViperSnake151  Talk  15:45, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Change to Tourism Article[edit]

Hello - This was my first edit to Wiki and I see my change to the toursim page was reverted. Could you help in understanding what the issue was so that it will help me to keep this in mind for future edits.

Appreciate it.


I de-prodded this one. Bearian (talk) 22:51, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Aalaan[edit]

Hi, I've filed another case at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Aalaan. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:51, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Packaging History[edit]

Not sure why you are removing valid links to useful resources? You appear to have a history of over zealous editing without actually spending much time looking into the links or changes. Please stop this attitude as you undo peoples good work and rob people of useful resources.The link I provided led to a page that featured an interactive timeline filled with key events in packaging history. This happens to come from a company, one that has led the packaging industry in the UK for twenty years, which apparently makes it untrustworthy and purely out for commercial gain. If we discredit thought leaders of relevant industries then I am afraid that your information will rapidly grow rotten and outdated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JBoon11 (talkcontribs) 08:43, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Cory Doctorow#Cory Doctorow and Creative Commons[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Cory Doctorow#Cory Doctorow and Creative Commons. Thanks. Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk) 02:14, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Reductio ad Hitlerum[edit]

I've seen your message and since it doesn't specifically mention reductio ad hitlerum I'm going to remove that bit from the article. (talk) 08:52, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

I've actually been here for years but thanks anyway (officially I'm retired, I felt that editing with a username made me a target for ideologues). (talk) 09:48, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Kennesaw State University Links[edit]

The link that I included was supporting evidence of the candidacy of a politician. The trend toward removing external links limits the credibility of any encyclopedia. References outside of itself build the credibility and legitimacy of any source of information.

Removing the Best Cited Links?[edit]

McGeddon, I am surprised that you are removing some of the best cited links on the pages you edit. Encyclopedias are supposed to have external information to keep them well updated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carl Spencer Krendel (talkcontribs) 13:06, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Again, "McGeddon," which probably isn't your name, please just leave it alone. It is allowed: re the rule you cited.[edit]

Links to potentially revenue-generating web pages are not prohibited, even though the website owner might earn money through advertisements, sales, or (in the case of non-profit organizations) donations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Carl Spencer Krendel (talkcontribs) 13:20, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Category Gambling / Problem Gambling[edit]

Sorry for the edits, i´m creating the new category problem gambling, but it belongs to category gambling, so bad for the dup--Euroescritor (talk) 09:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

About the Whisky -> Alcohol problem, yes i do believe that there´s also a relationship but it´s out my scope right now. Wikipedia loves how objects or organizations interact with humans and in particular anything that affect their well being, a bit anthropocentric yes, but interesting still.--Euroescritor (talk) 09:33, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Elite articles[edit]

In the Frontier: First Encounters and David Braben article, the Gametek lawsuit thing contains incomplete information. AFAIK, the lawsuit was settled out of court in Braben's favor, because Gametek released the game prematurely, why isn't this mentioned anywhere? This half information is damaging Source here: for Keeps Great British Games IP.pdf

Also the sequels are hardly visible in the main Elite article and are easily missed, most people don't even know they exist or that they are related to Elite, that's why I added them the top. If you move them to the bottom I suggest we should make an Elite series article.

Also about the reddit links, I added them because I saw also saw them in other articles such as

I wonder why you didn't remove that either. HyperspaceCloud (talk) 19:55, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Btw you incorrectly stated that Elite: Dangerous was already release, but it's not. It's still in development and will be released at the end of 2014. Please inform yourself on the subject before changing things. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HyperspaceCloud (talkcontribs) 00:59, 24 June 2014 (UTC)


I am sorry I am new here , wiki is very mix ) I want to make article Unity 3D in Armenian , but I understand after your message that I change english post ) Can somebody tell me how to start? So I look russian article I change to, can you write how made that article — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vardan Meliksetyan (talkcontribs) 22:23, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you, my hero![edit]

Cute grey kitten.jpg

Are you an admin? Did you really give User:Parrot of Doom a WP:3RR warning? Because he needed it. He has a problem with "owning" articles, being explicitly uncivil, and edit-warring. I am not squeaky-clean myself, but I'm trying to do better. I've run afoul of him and it really discourages me when he reverts my good-faith edits with rude, dismissive, or insulting Edit Summaries and refuses to discuss them seriously on the article's Talk page.

Ben Culture (talk) 15:05, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Block evasion[edit]

I concede that I am a sockpuppet of The Abominable Wiki troll. Gegerages (talk) 12:54, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Nigel Lindsay Birthdate[edit]

Hi McGeddon! You took down my edit of Nigel Lindsay's birthday (1962) because you note that is it is unsupported. True.

But it is also true that the current birth date information (1969) is unsupported also.

In fact in the edited contributions Nigel Lindsay himself has posted at one point to say "I am Nigel Lindsay. I was not born in 1969"

I know he was born in 1962 because I know people who were in the same class at school with him - and they were all born in 1962.

However as neither this nor the incorrect 1969 date can be verified - maybe it would be best if all birthdate information was taken from Nigel Lindsay's page to prevent misleading and unverified claims being made?

ps IMDB also gives an unverified birthdate as 1969 - but this is undoubtedly following wiki's incorrect information.

Zhiaotan (talk) 09:59, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Kevin Warwick[edit]

Thanks for your pointer. I have mainly been trying to repair some of the references as there was criticism of the accuracy of some data, which was due to links being down. Any suggestions as to how to do this otherwise would be very useful. KWcyborg (talk) 16:15, 2 July 2014 (UTC)


After your suspicion... Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Foodyfanatic The Banner talk 10:43, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Multi sensory cooking[edit]

I looks like it is really an active school: Ultraviolet (Restaurant). Even with sources to confirm it. The Banner talk 10:51, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

E-Learning - Section "Further Reading"[edit]

To: User:McGeddon The external link (shown below) that you have removed, links to a book which teaches critical skills for online self-learning to students. I think thats relevant for the section "Further reading".

McGeddon commented "Linking to an Amazon sales page for a book goes against WP:ELNO."
Point taken. Please advise how to link to books. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ithewanderer (talkcontribs) 12:32, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Is "Internet Maturity" all about "Digital Literacy"[edit]

To: User:McGeddon Dear McGeddon, I strongly yet humbly advise you to consider the following points in my defence of creating a separate article for Internet maturity:
- "Internet maturity" is applied to both - individuals and organizations. Whereas "Digital literacy" can only be applied to individuals.
- All the sources provided under "References" section are reliable ones talking about the points discussed in the article.
- It is justified if you remove the external links in the article, but instead of redirecting right-away, you should let other readers decide after reading whether it should be merged with digital literacy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ithewanderer (talkcontribs) 13:02, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

McGeddon wrote - "Can you point to any sources that discuss the concept of "Internet maturity" specifically by that name?" Reply: Sure. In addition to the references i shared in my article, following are some more links which talk about Internet maturity of organizations and Internet maturity of individuals:

Internet maturity of organizations[edit]

Internet maturity of individuals[edit]

I now hope you would now agree that scope of "Internet maturity" is much larger than Digital literacy. It deserves to be a separate article.. or at least readers should decide after reading that article whether it should be merged with digital literacy or not.--Ithewanderer (talk) 04:02, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Issue of reliable secondary sources outside Raghu pandey's book[edit]

Hi McGeddon. I will have to rest my case because that's the max i can do to convince you on the following point:
- Let readers decide whether this article should be merged with digital literacy or not.
Without being sarcastic, i admire your adherence and sincerity. But the baby just got thrown out with the bathwater :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ithewanderer (talkcontribs) 05:25, 9 July 2014 (UTC)


McGeddon, Please stop harassing me, what is wrong with you!!!!! Are you dong this because i am black? Thandi moyo (talk) 13:56, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Thomas.W talk 14:10, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


I was just trying to help wikipedia but i don't know how to do, because previous references are with numbers and when i put reference than it shows without Number. can you please tell me how can i give reference with number ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Asad Seeker (talkcontribs) 08:28, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

you are brainless[edit]

how do you spend sooo much time in wikipedia? dont u have to go to work and do things to earn money and spend time with ur family?? how can spend sooo much time in wikipedia are u middle school guy??? how old r u??? --Thandi moyo2 (talk) 01:35, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Burj Khalifa[edit]

Hello. I watchlist the Burj Khalifa article and have a couple questions.

I have noticed you have been removing the claim that architect Fazlur Khan invented tubular design. Recently you have reverted here and here with the edit summary WP:BLOCKEVASION.

Is there something amiss with the claim itself? In addition to it being inline sourced, [1] for example, the claim is also stated in other related articles where no one contests it. (at the Fazlur Khan article itself and at Tube (structure))

Or, are you simply reverting because of the block evasion and because that's standard procedure in dealing with block evading sock puppets? That's fine though I do not see any mention in an spi for (talk · contribs), so there is no obvious evidence other then the edits themselves.

2pacshakurr (talk · contribs) on the other hand, is listed at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Aalaan as I am sure you know. Which brings me to the other reason I dropped by. Currently his latest edit is standing at Burf Khalifa and is hidden from watchlists by an administrative action, FYI.

Thanks for your time and efforts and hope you can clarify all this for me. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 13:12, 11 July 2014 (UTC)