User talk:Checkingfax

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Tami Erin and the definition of vandalism[edit]


Per WP:BLP, we don't add information about trivial arrests without convictions to BLPs. Removing such tabloid newspaper style content is most certainly not vandalism. Vandalism has a very strict definition here and is a deliberate attempt to damage the encyclopedia. These were good faith edits not vandalism.You really want to add material about a fight between roommates about pizza to a BLP? Really? Make your case on the article's talk page, which I will be watching. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:43, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics[edit]

Hi -- I'd like to mildly protest your addition of {{copypaste}} and {{self-published}} to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. I got the information from both the Emmy website and the IMDB's Emmy award listings, and did not merely cut and paste the information. Trivialist (talk) 02:31, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

There's no perfect tag. Sorry if they sound harsh. But, WP does not allow an article to cite its own material. The cites have to come from a 3rd party source. The Emmy data is ref'd by cites to How about going to the Teahouse and getting a 2nd opinion? Cheers. Checkingfax (talk) 02:45, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
That's why I sourced from the Emmy site and IMDb. Would removing the references from the Emmy site help? Trivialist (talk) 02:47, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Head over to the Wikipedia Teahouse and do whatever they tell you. Checkingfax (talk) 03:00, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
I've just replied to Trivialist at the Teahouse, and I'd just like to point out that while it is not preferable, WP does actually allow an article to cite its primary source. Take a look over at my response in the Teahouse, where I've added links to the specific guidelines. Also, the Teahouse probably wasn't the right place to send Trivialist in the first place, the reliable sources noticeboard would've been much more appropriate. Thanks for your hard work on cleaning up articles, Jr8825Talk 09:53, 14 July 2013 (UTC)


As noted at the Asiana Flight 214 article, transclusion makes no sense at all and there is insufficient support for any mention in the article of the prank at all. Apteva (talk) 07:41, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png thank you for the recent corrections! MichelleLily14 (talk) 14:15, 16 July 2013 (UTC)


I've removed most of your tags from W v. Registrar because they did not seem to be correctly applied. If you believe there is a neutrality problem, you are also required to state on the talk page what you believe the problem to be. –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 19:50, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Double cheeseburger?[edit]

Thanks for your help with corsica account stub - appreciated - it links to so much else, its bit like a coriscan condundrum - clans, clandestine constitutional progressivism 100s of years before its time, and the usual suspects - thanks... sats 08:13, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Alfred Herbert Richardson[edit]

Hello Checkingfax. You recently moved a photograph of AHR from the Gallery to the article start. Thank you, that looks a lot better. I have been trying to work out how to do that ! The article I created has had a comment added in its heading that it is an Orphan, which it isn't as "Ernest Frank Richardson" is a link. The link seemed to have got lost at one stage. Could you possibly delete that comment for me? TimothyWF (talk) 16:05, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Checking linkrot[edit]

Hi, I saw one of your edits in my watchlist, placing/removing the linkrot template - I assume to access the embedded link to reflinks?

You might be interested in:

  1. The WP:REFLINKS page itself, which lists a few methods of using the tool, that don't require adding/removing the template. From user-scripts, to browser-bookmarklets.
  2. The Checklinks tool is related, and very useful.

(I tend to list useful tools like that, on my userpage, for easy access :)

HTH. –Quiddity (talk) 07:01, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Likewise, this edit added the template before it was removed in the next edit... that template says the article uses bare URLs when it has full citations. Placing it there, even if promptly remove a minute later is a disingenuous statement about the status of an article. Imzadi 1979  22:53, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Please reply, or give Wikipedia:REFLINKS#User script a try? It will be faster for you, and won't vex other editors! Thanks. –Quiddity (talk) 00:39, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Just wanted to say thanks for the corrections to my userpage! Keep up the good work! EnglishEfternamn*t/c* 01:04, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Darius McCollum / Typo?[edit]

Hi. Regarding this edit: your edit summary says "typo"; which typographical error did you try to fix? See also the explanation about [[a]]b-type links at Help:Link#Wikilinks. -- (talk) 09:35, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

link rot[edit]

Please check for link rot before you tag an article with the template. Walter Görlitz (talk) 03:49, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar of Awesome[edit]

TWA badge 2.png Barnstar of Awesome
You are hereby awarded the Barnstar of Awesome for your amazing work alpha-testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Over 180 bugs were identified and 143 of them have been fixed already! (The rest are catalogued as known bugs).

You. Are. Awesome. Check out your name in the game credits here: WP:TWA/About.

Thank you again :) --User:Ocaasi 17:34, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Second Secret Truly Special Barnstar of Awesome[edit]

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You are hereby awarded the Second Secret Truly Special Barnstar of Awesome for your invaluable second attempt at testing The Wikipedia Adventure. Do you even know how helpful you are? You are Extremely helpful. You've helped make the project complete, and for that, I thank you.

--Ocaasi 14:26, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Bitcoin vs bitcoin[edit]

Please see Talk:Bitcoin#Capitalization_:_Bitcoin_vs_bitcoin Chris Arnesen 20:41, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Checkingfax thanked you for your edit on Nelson Mandela.[edit]

Someone just deleted that edit, what should I do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yaakovaryeh (talkcontribs) 23:42, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Was it written to be impartial? If so, put it back up. Checkingfax (talk) 20:53, 16 December 2013 (UTC)


Hello Checkingfax, Please be careful when edit, you've removed the "Ƀ" symbol from infobox and not restored it. That's all, happy editing :)--Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 16:28, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

User:Rezonansowy, User:Chrisarnesen removed the ฿ symbols and replaced them with '?'. I fixed a couple of them but missed the third one. Thank you for fixing it. See here. Checkingfax (talk) 17:10, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Oh, sorry for mistake. BTW thanks for fixes. --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 17:14, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
@Rezonansowy: My bad. I guess my text editor must not have been in utf8 mode. I'll be more careful in the future. On a related note, I almost never see people use either "Ƀ" or ฿. I'd argue we should remove those from the article or at least feature them in a less prominent place than the infobox. Cheers, Chris Arnesen 17:24, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
There's a better idea, let's use an appropriate template for it - {{Special characters}}. The currency symbol is for weird UTF thing like this, see US Dollar or Euro infoboxes for example. --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 17:39, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello, that's me again. Maybe you have errors in your text editor, like Chrisarnesen. Please see your last edit. BTW, what 'phantom box' you mean, can I help you? --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 23:10, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Bitcoin categories[edit]

Checkingfax, please read Help:Categories, you see that your category has been already added to Category:Bitcoin. --Rezonansowy (talkcontribs) 17:46, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Bitcoin Reception - Recentism[edit]

Hi - The reception towards bitcoin is an extremely rapidly evolving space and more so now than ever before - While it might appear slanted towards recent events, most nations haven't made comments on bitcoin until recently. Poland, Iceland and Norway all made their first comments this week. This part of the bitcoin article is likely to continue to avoid rapidly as more nations "weigh in" - In my view recentism shouldn't apply here :-) VinceSamios (talk) 22:44, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Odd section edit summary[edit]

Your edit [1] had an odd edit summary in the part which is usually prefilled by MediaWiki when a section is edited. The section heading was [[LeSean McCoy]] but the edit summary instead contained <a href="/wiki/LeSean_McCoy" title="LeSean McCoy">LeSean McCoy</a>. This is the html code produced by [[LeSean McCoy]], but it shouldn't end up in the edit summary. Did you just click the "edit" link at the section and type "response" after the prefilled edit summary? Are you using any special editing tool? If you now click the edit link at Wikipedia:Teahouse/Questions#LeSean McCoy then does the prefilled edit summary say /* LeSean McCoy */ (as it should), or the wrong /* <a href="/wiki/LeSean_McCoy" title="LeSean McCoy">LeSean McCoy</a> */, or something else? PrimeHunter (talk) 01:46, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

I clicked on the button labeled: "<<Join this discussion" ... then I filled out my reply, put in the four tildes, and hit the: "Add my response" button. I did not use the Edit-source method of replying. There was no box for the edit-summary. Checkingfax (talk) 01:55, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I never use the "Join this discussion" link. I guess it goofs up when the section heading contains a wikilink. I will investigate further. Thanks! PrimeHunter (talk) 02:01, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
I never noticed it before and thought I'd give it a try. Cheers. Checkingfax (talk) 02:03, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
I have posted to MediaWiki talk:Gadget-teahouse/content.js#Section headings with a wikilink. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:22, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Thank you for cleaning up the bare url's. Your help is much appreciated. PhillySportsGuru25 (talk) 02:25, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome. I made some other edits too. I hope you find them to be satisfactory and helpful to your end of getting a Good-Article status. Checkingfax (talk) 02:39, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Random reversion bot[edit]

Good job reverting Grover's material out of the knockout game page! That is exactly what one of your two revisions accomplished. The other left in the stupid sentence in the last paragraph of the lead. Even better job ignoring that the page is anything but informative or neutral. Three thumbs up! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:25, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Moraga, California[edit]

In this edit, I'm curious why you chose to delete those two links while leaving the rest? davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 04:29, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

There's probably fifteen churches in Moraga, several grocery stores, dozens of dry cleaners, etc. Do they all get an External Link? There's probably a less spammy way to do it. Checkingfax (talk) 04:38, 6 January 2014 (UTC)


Lol. Thanks. --Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 05:33, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi there, I'm Chris Arnesen, well-intentioned editor with a niche interest[edit]

I notice that you directed me to the Wikipedia:Single-purpose_account page, which implies you think I may be in violation of Wikipedia:Advocacy or Wikipedia:COI. I read all three of those articles, and I'm here to assure you that instead I fall into the category of "well-intentioned editors with a niche interest". Is there something I did specifically to raise your suspicions? Is there something I can do to allay them? Cheers, Chris Arnesen 21:52, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, Chris, you're doing a lot of heavy lifting on the Bitcoin articles. Good on you. I just wanted to point out that Bitcoin is the only thing you're doing. LOL. Have you ever thought of signing up for Suggestbot? Take care. Checkingfax (talk) 05:41, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Fast & Furious 7[edit]

It seems like you're in agreement with me now that removing the links in unnecessary. However, Dwayne Johnson isn't credited as 'Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson' in the Fast & Furious films: since his first appearance in Fast Five, he's only been credited as Dwayne Johnson. I can't revert any of your edits without violating the three revert rule, but would you be willing to undo your edit? Thank you Corvoe (speak to me) 16:58, 9 January 2014 (UTC)


Checkingfax (talk) 17:56, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Third trial of David Camm[edit]

Thanks for your input. Can you give me more information on what you mean? What is a lead? Do you have any other suggestions? edit: gah! I'm messing up your page trying to post this. sooo sorry about that :-( Bali88 (talk) 05:25, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Bali88 and thanks for stopping by. See: WP:LEAD for an explanation of what the lead is. Also, go to any article and you'll see that all articles start out without a heading. They start with a "Lead". Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 05:38, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I think I figured it out. Do you know much about how they require the citations? I have all the information cited but I was worried that somehow I messed it up. For instance, If I get three paragraphs out of one news article, can I put the citation at the end of those paragraphs? Or do I need to put a citation following every single fact in those three paragraphs? Bali88 (talk) 05:49, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

You can do what's called citation grouping. You give the citation a group name and then you use that group name in subsequent instances of the citation. Then, the citation is shown as an a, b, c ... etc. instead of a 1, 2, 3 ... show me where you want to do that, and I'll try to show you how to do it. Checkingfax (talk) 05:57, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Oh gosh, I'm sure that would be a better way to do the citations! Do you think they will reject it the way it is? What I was asking about is if I pull 10 different facts from a single article and post all of those facts in a couple different paragraphs, if it's okay to just put the citation at the end of the paragraphs or if I need to cite each individual fact. I'm not sure how picky people are about that. Bali88 (talk) 06:51, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, you had mentioned too many subheaders, is this a problem? I thought it made it more readable. Is this something they pick on when they review it for submission? Do you have any suggestions? Also, thanks for fixing all the little bugs on my page! Also, do you or anyone else think you can read through it and tell me if the article gives a clear picture of the case? I mean, it makes sense to me because I've been studying the case for awhile but I want it to be written so that someone without any knowledge of the case has a clear picture of what went on. Are there are any other helpful people that you know here on wikipedia who wouldn't mind reading it over? Bali88 (talk) 22:11, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

I just feel like it has too many subheadings. Maybe I'm wrong. Checkingfax (talk) 00:43, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for all your help with my article. I appreciate it so much. What do you think of the style of the article? I attempted to merge this information with the "David Camm" article and all my work was deleted citing "unencyclopedic style" without any advice as to how to make it work. It was more than a little bit disheartening. Any advice? Bali88 (talk) 22:31, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Ping this guy: User_talk:John_from_Idegon. He's pretty helpful and knows how to edit. Checkingfax (talk) 01:25, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Just a quick thanks for the heading correction info. I'm new to Wikipedia, so I'm still getting my legs. Strudjum[edit]

Thanks a bunch. Strudjum (talk) 03:56, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. You pulled it off quite nicely. Checkingfax (talk) 04:01, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Fixing esoteric link in Asiana 214 article.[edit]

Thanks for fixing the link I installed, which led to the NTSB release of the CVR transcript. That one really stumped me. Much appreciated. EditorASC (talk) 08:03, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

No problem. You're welcome. Checkingfax (talk) 09:06, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your inquiry . . .[edit]

Thanks for your inquiry about my problem staying logged in to Wikipedia. I don't switch back and forth from PC to iPad. I use my iPad exclusively. Thanks again. StrudjumStrudjum (talk) 22:22, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Feedback needed on using special characters[edit]

Hello. Thank you so much for using VisualEditor. Having editors use it is the best way for the Wikimedia Foundation to develop it into the best tool it can be.

While we always welcome general feedback (please report any issues in Bugzilla in the "VisualEditor" product or drop your feedback on the central feedback page on, the developers are especially interested right now in feedback on the special character inserter. This new tool is used for inserting special characters (including symbols like , IPA pronunciation symbols, mathematics symbols, and characters with diacritics). It is intended to help people whose computers do not have good character inserters. For example, many Mac users prefer to use the extensive "Special Characters…" tool present at the bottom of the Edit menu in all applications or to learn the keyboard shortcuts for characters like ñ and ü.

The current version of the special characters tool in VisualEditor is very simple and very basic. It will be getting a lot of work in the coming weeks and months. It does not contain very many character sets at this time. (The specific character sets can be customized at each Wikipedia, so that each project could have a local version with the characters it wants.) But the developers want your ideas at this early stage about ways that the overall concept could be improved. I would appreciate your input on this question, so please try out the character inserter and tell me what changes to the design would (or would not!) best work for you.

Screenshot of the Insert menu in VisualEditor
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This is the Special character inserter as it appears on many wikis. (Some may have customized it.) Your feedback on this tool is particularly important.

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  • Should the character inserter be statically available until dismissed? Should it hover near the mouse? Should it go away on every selection or 10 seconds after a selection with no subsequent ones?
  • Some people believe that the toolbar already has too many options—how would you simplify it?

The developers are open to any thoughts on how the special character inserter can best be developed, even if this requires significant changes.

Please leave your views on the MediaWiki feedback page (your regular username/password works there), or, if you'd prefer, you can contact me directly on my talk page. It would be really helpful if you can tell me how frequently you need to use special characters in your typical editing and what languages are important to you.

Thank you again for your work with VisualEditor and for any feedback you can provide. I really do appreciate it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:43, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Bill Cowsill[edit]

I believe I have substantially addressed your concerns in relation to the page, and so have removed the tags. Hope this is OK.

Dreadarthur (talk) 05:03, 6 September 2014 (UTC)