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"hope that it continues until or unless the WMF decides to bad paid editing" [1]

-you mean "ban", right? 88.104.29.107 (talk) 19:34, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, thanks. More errors like that and I get keel-hauled by the League of Copy Editors. Coretheapple (talk) 23:07, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Joan McCracken[edit]

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Joan McCracken[edit]

Hey, thanks for your help with the DYK nom and especially for the cleanup in the article itself. I agree about deletion of the image for now, though I do think the deletion nomination was mistaken and I've taken up the issue on Commons. I enjoyed doing this, and in working on this article I found that this entire subject matter is really neglected by Wikipedia, so I hope to contribute in the area. Coretheapple (talk) 18:28, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Glad to be of help. I'm no expert on screenshots from film trailers, so I can't help there - would if I could. After the DYK is finished, if you still need an image for the article, it might be worth looking at posters instead? Due to the dates of Miss McCracken's films, my guess is that her film posters would count as non-free here, but possibly you could still get a fair use template for a poster file page for this subject. If you haven't already done so, look at Wikipedia:Non-free content. You would need to write a rationale, to give full copyright details and authorship of the poster, and use this template: {{Non-free poster|image has rationale=yes}}. But I repeat I'm not an expert, and it would be worth getting a second opinion as there have been recent changes. Of course you'll already know that fair-use images can't be used in DYK articles, so it would have to wait, anyway. I agree with you that it's a worthwhile article, with or without an image. We're all doing a public service here - something to be proud of. Good luck. --Storye book (talk) 20:33, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Very good idea. I've posted a query at the film project, and I notice that images of deceased persons is an acceptable category (or something), but posters is an area I hadn't thought of. Coretheapple (talk) 21:05, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
That DYK sure got posted on the Main Page fast! You folks sure know how to encourage a guy. Coretheapple (talk) 12:28, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Congratulations! And having a popular-culture subject it should get a good number of hits for the DYK. I'm guessing that one reason for your article getting to DYK so fast is that we don't have enough regular DYK reviewers, so anything with a green tick is going to be taken up by admin fairly quickly. Maybe we reviewers should make more effort when we don't have DYKs of our own in the queue. I'm ashamed to say I'm no more heroic than anyone else in that respect. Researching new articles is too interesting!--Storye book (talk) 13:09, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Joan McCracken[edit]

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Template:Did you know nominations/Michael Kidd[edit]

Slight question on there, but very minor. Other than that seems fine. Message me when you've looked and I can approve it if someone else hasn't already. --S.G.(GH) ping! 20:42, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I've responded. Coretheapple (talk) 20:50, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Feedback needed on using special characters[edit]

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P.S. You might be interested in the current ideas about improving citations, too. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 00:20, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Joan McCracken[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Joan McCracken you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Viriditas -- Viriditas (talk) 03:01, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

FYI, this will take me a few days, so no need to check in until you are notified that the review is finished. Viriditas (talk) 08:55, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Sure. Thanks for taking this up so fast. It's my first GA review and nom, so I'll be interested to see how the process works. Coretheapple (talk) 15:50, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
In case the bot doesn't notify you (I think it will), the review is on hold, waiting for you to address the major issues. I think it can pass easily provided you fix the most glaring problems. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 02:16, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Michael Kidd[edit]

Thanks for your contribution Victuallers (talk) 16:03, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Smalltalk[edit]

Hi Core. I'm just making small-talk as it's not an issue of importance to anything really, but I wouldn't label Mr. Gregory Kohs as a "paid editor". He said himself he doesn't make any real money doing it. Rather I would say that he is a POV pusher, who accepts paid jobs (I would posture) mostly out of spite for Jimmy Wales, who embarrassed him in the media many years ago and created this vendetta-type relationship. My two-cents.

Anyways, I am working on a more comprehensive user profile now, which you are welcome to provide feedback on. It is a work in progress. My suggestion to you that I hope you will take to heart is that it is a common mistake for editors to respond to each editor that disagrees with them, such as user:Guy Macon, which leads to the kinds of combative bickering I noticed you find yourself in often. This has the effect of preventing thoughtful discussion, because editors are unwilling to read through the wall of text from only 2 editors.

If you want to influence the community to take a stronger stance on COI, which I think you do, I would take a look at user:Jeremy112233's comment as a model. A single, cogent, well-spoken and compelling argument/position that was powerful enough to make several other editors including myself accept his premise. Now if he started jumping on every comment thereafter, it would have actually had a negative impact on his influence in the discussion. It comes off as aggressive and puts other editors in the natural position of taking an opposing viewpoint in response. This is actually a big part of why advocacy is not even an effective strategy on behalf of PR reps, because it puts editors in the position of taking the opposing viewpoint. And the stronger the anti-COI clique and the pro-COI clique advocate against each other, the more entrenched the opposition becomes on both sides and the more any progress breaks down.

That's an over-the-top analysis of a single short discussion, but it's a small representative sample of the type of thing I'm talking about. I suspect it may be offensive to you for a sometimes "paid editor" to provide advice, but I think if nobody has brought this up yet, somebody has to. Of course you are free to ignore it as well ;-)

Best regards. CorporateM (Talk) 19:47, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Well I can't really talk about the Kohs situation as then I would have to refer to conversations I've had with IPs, and that brings us into the realm of "outing" that is frowned upon. I have a suspicion that he engages in paid editing through other editors and perhaps through socks. I am glad that you have added disclosure to your user page, as I think it will help a lot. By the way, when I referred to "advertising" I was really talking about another user, not you. But I am glad that you have taken a giant step toward disclosure, I think that it actually helps things from your perspective in every way. I know of no one in the paid editing business who does that so you really should be commended for doing that. Coretheapple (talk) 20:13, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
On your second points I welcome any advice you may have to give. After all, you are paid to be here, a pro, while I am not! So by definition you manage your presence with greater care than one without a financial stake in the outcome. Coretheapple (talk) 20:18, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
And I too should commend you for thoughtfully considering my input! CorporateM (Talk) 21:37, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Good, thanks. And as I said on the other page, if you get unfairly razzed or hassled by making this disclosure, you should let me and other editors know. So far as I know, you are the only paid editor, apart from those employed directly by companies, who have this kind of disclosure and I think it should be encouraged. Coretheapple (talk) 22:07, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Nah, there are others. CorporateM (Talk) 04:27, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
His or her language is a bit ambiguous. "Potential conflict of interest"? Either he's paid or not to rep the company on Wikipedia. Coretheapple (talk) 21:57, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your common sense approach is refreshing. Keep up the good work!!! Atsme (talk) 23:15, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Why thank you! I don't know what I've done to warrant that, but it's appreciated just the same. Coretheapple (talk) 00:42, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Bravo!!! Indeed it is... petrarchan47tc 08:58, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Though this chap has a particular concern and I'm not sure I can help. Coretheapple (talk) 16:37, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Questions[edit]

To begin, thank you for responding to my question on the Administrator's Notice Board re: Islamophobia. I would very much appreciate your input regarding an edit I made on the Anjem Choudary bio in an effort to make it a more precise and accurate portrayal of the man, and what he represents. As expected, my edits were reverted overnight with comments from two different editors - one of whom responded to my question regarding the obvious bias in the very negative portrayal of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and Pam Geller noting she is Jewish VS the very positive portrayal of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, and Steven Emerson whose religious affiliation is not disclosed. That particular editor's response ended with the following comment:
"My impression is that both of those should be treated similarly to Pamela Geller and Stop Islamization of America such that all of these articles accurately describe the hate-filled vitriol directed at Islamic people."
I draw your attention to the words "...such that all of these articles accurately describe the hate-filled vitriol...". Wow - "ALL of these articles"?? I'd say that pretty well sums it up the bias, doesn't it? There is no distinction between extremist, or neutral in his response rather it appears to be a condemnation of anything considered to be anti-Islam. I won't deny there are instances when innocent people get lump-summed with the guilty, but that isn't always the case. There really are Islamic extremists who follow the Qu'ran and the Hadith literally. With regards to the other editor who reverted my edits on Choudary's bio, his only comment was that my edits did nothing to improve it. When you get a chance, will you please look at it? Also - is there a way to send you a private message, or is that feature disabled?

Before you respond to my questions, would you be so kind as to watch the following interview with Choudary? Thanks in advance….Ms Atsme (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

I shall certainly try to examine that but you know, it is not my area of expertise. Coretheapple (talk) 05:07, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
I've commented on the talk page, and as you can see I've commenced an RfC. It seems to me that you guys are involved in one of those heated battles involving a global issue that can only be resolved, at least here, by greater community input. Coretheapple (talk) 23:55, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Coretheapple. I have long since learned through personal experience, and by neutral observation that edit warring, vandalism, and personal attacks neither help the community, nor improve the readers' experience. I hope your call for input will help resolve the issue. Enjoy the weekend. Atsme (talk) 02:32, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

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The Bronze STiki Barnstar of Merit
Congratulations, Coretheapple! You're receiving this barnstar of merit because you recently crossed the 5,000 classification threshold using STiki.

We thank you both for your contributions to Wikipedia at-large and your use of the tool.

We hope you continue your ascent up the leaderboard and stay in touch at the talk page. Thank you and keep up the good work! West.andrew.g (developer) and Ugog Nizdast (talk) 06:50, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I didn't even know there was a leaderboard. Coretheapple (talk) 16:37, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Coretheapple[edit]

Hello. I just want to know if it is legal or not. I see a lot of info, controversy, news, letters, but the things are not clear.

  • Terms of Use ban paid edition?
    • If not,
    • then why WikiExperts and Wiki-PR outsource the edits?
    • Why the another companies not?
    • Why Wikimedia Foundation dont ban?
  • If in a future Terms of Use include ban paid edition explicitly, then its illegal, and WMF can sue the paid editors?
  • All paid edition are covert advertising, and therefore, is forbidden in Europe, among Directive 2005/29/EC?
  • Are a future COI policy, or the actual guideline irrelevant because paid editing editors can argue WP:IAR?

I am thinking of opening a RfC. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.--JackT7 (talk) 09:47, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Please see

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Terms_of_use/Paid_contributions_amendment

Smallbones(smalltalk) 15:43, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Interesting. Is this new? First I'm hearing it. JackT7, if you're interesting in curbing paid editing I'd encourage you to continue making constructive contributions on the subject. I don't think that an RfC would be fruitful or helpful and I recommend against it. Coretheapple (talk) 16:29, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks, I see it has been archived. Coretheapple (talk) 18:09, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of LeRoy Prinz[edit]

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Auto revert[edit]

Core - Is it possible for someone to have an "auto revert" set up on page to prevent other editors from changing an article? Also, when you're in View History on a user page, and you just want to see what changes have been made, does clicking curr or diff actually revert the curr edit to the previous edit? There are some strange things going on at Choudary, and it could be I'm doing something that's triggering it, and don't know, but it looks like I'm edit warring cause I saw where someone put a red vandalism notice on it when in fact, a little while ago was the first time I went to the View History page. Would you take a look at it, and see if you can figure out what's going on? Choudary's View History Atsme (talk) 06:17, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Atsme, viewing an previous version of a page is not a revert. Hitting "Undo" serves to revert changes made in the previous edit(s) to a page. It looks like you have reverted several times including reverting your own edit! There is no "auto revert" feature but a page can be protected, usually for a limited period of time. It looks like this is what happened. Unless it is an article that is frequently vandalized, this protection is not indefinite. Liz Read! Talk! 14:53, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Liz - thank you for your response. I'm sorry to be a bother, but I felt it was important (even at my own expense) for others to know that it was never my intention to edit war with either of the editors who reverted my initial revisions - I promise. There were only two revisions I made intentionally. How the others happened are still a mystery to me. I find it rather odd that the reverts under my name occurred when I was simply viewing the article's View History, and comparing the curr | prev revisions by clicking on them for the sake of comparison. If that caused the reverts, I apologize, and ask the obvious - how does one compare revisions and reverts if not from the View History, or Read options? Like you, I thought an (undo) was required to make a revert, or a save page after editing, but that was not the case in this situation. I neither used the (undo) command, nor have I edited and saved more than twice on the page in question. Again, I never intended to edit war. I know better. There are a few other rather strange occurrences I've encountered, and would like to discuss, but cannot because it requires sending jpeg images from screen captures. Thanking you in advance….Ms. Atsme (talk) 18:32, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm also a little puzzled by what's going on on that page. It seems really heated, but in a kind of odd way, with personal nastiness. Not really my area and I just can't get involved further. Sorry. Coretheapple (talk) 23:09, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

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Faulting and Deepwater Horizon[edit]

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DYK for LeRoy Prinz[edit]

Thank you from the DYK project and me Victuallers (talk) 16:03, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Joan McCracken[edit]

The article Joan McCracken you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Joan McCracken for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Viriditas -- Viriditas (talk) 02:20, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I'll look. I've been monitoring as you've gone along, and made mental notes. thanks! Coretheapple (talk) 13:14, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Concerns about Parrot of Doom[edit]

Hi Coretheapple,

You recently started a RfC on the Anjem Choudary talk page and had a brief conversation with Parrot of Doom, in which you expressed concerns about his contributions to the page and the negative effect that they were having on the dispute in question. I appreciate that you withdrew from the discussion following his insulting comments to you and I hope that you do not mind me bothering you about this issue again.

I have only had limited contact with him but, on every occasion, he has been as equally insulting and rude to me as he was to you. This is matched by both the experience of other editors and by reviewing his edit history. There seems to be an ongoing pattern of behavior concerning a refusal to abide by WP:OWN or WP:CIVIL, not helped by his stated refusal to abide by these and a stated belief that they do not apply to him. I am attempting to address his concerns with him on his talk page, without response so far (though this is not surprising given the banner headline stating that anyone with concerns about his behavior "will be told in no uncertain terms where to shove it") and, if I am unable to do so, intend to take this to ANI (again, despite his stated intent to refuse to engage in any form of dispute resolution). I am concerned that he has driven off many editors with attitude, tone and choice of language and this is having a negative impact on the articles that he has adopted as his own. I see ANI as a good starting point to try to get some more community involvement to moderate his actions and hopefully get him to agree to stick to Wiki policies.

However, I am unable to take this forward unless at least one other editor raises this particular issue surrounding his conduct on the Anjem Choudary talk page and attempts to resolve it with him. I have no desire at all to whip up a posse but if you share these concerns and do not mind taking the time to do so, would you consider attempting to address them with him? At best, involvement from an experienced editor may carry more weight than one with my limited experience and may persuade him to reconsider his refusal to abide by WP:OWN and WP:CIVIL. At worst, this will then allow me to bring the issue before a wider audience so that more people can become involved in trying to put back on the right track an experienced editor who seems to have become very disruptive to the collaborative process.

If you do not share these concerns or do not wish to become involved, then please accept my apologies for having troubled you. Thanks Robinr22 (talk) 21:31, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure of the protocol but I think you can ask for intervention concerning a noncivil editor at any stage. I really am not involved in that article and don't want to be. Coretheapple (talk) 21:40, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for the tip, I'll see if I can take that forward. Completely understand you not wanting to be involved.Robinr22 (talk) 20:23, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Sure. By the way, I stopped in on the page and noticed that somebody hatted the RfC. If you disagree, I suggest that you unhat. RfCs are supposed to run for 30 days. Coretheapple (talk) 23:47, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

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Ott's Title[edit]

What do you call a law school graduate that works in a library? A librarian. What do you call someone with marine toxicology Ph.D. that fishes for a living? A fisherman. A professional political activist? An activist. A degree is a necessary but not sufficient condition for claiming a professional title, and it's a stretch to say it's disparaging when that's what she seems to call herself. Geogene (talk) 00:23, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

She also calls herself a toxicologist, as do the reliable sources, and that is the relevant point here. You don't determine her qualifications for that position. Coretheapple (talk) 00:28, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
The..."reliable sources" are another issue on the horizon, but thanks for that explanation. Putting it aside. Geogene (talk) 00:42, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

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DYK[edit]

Would you kindly take another look at this?: Template:Did you know nominations/Big Fish, Little Fish (play). I added myself as a co-creator and made a suggestion about the hook in a comment at the bottom of the page. All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 16:10, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that's better. I've commented on the page. Coretheapple (talk) 16:24, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 1963 Chualar bus crash[edit]

Best wishes Victuallers (talk) 16:02, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)[edit]

Coretheapple, I saw that you have interest in the 1963 Chualar bus crash, and I thought you might also be interested in the sad foreshadowing of January 28, 1948, immortalized as Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos), poem by Woody Guthrie with later tune by Martin Hoffman, most popularly performed by Pete Seeger. (The song's Wiki page covers the event fairly well; the event has no separate page, as far as I can tell.) JackGavin (talk) 20:56, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! That's an excellent idea. Coretheapple (talk) 21:34, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
And thank you for creating it. sad, the names not being known till now, and WP not having an article.(mercurywoodrose, trying to be on leave but failing miserably)99.14.216.20 (talk) 15:54, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for catching that crazy edit of mine. Don't know what happened there. DonIago (talk) 18:59, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, it puzzled me. By the way, your latest edit removed the Cinemascope category. That's actually a very important and defining characteristic of the film, one that is always mentioned when the movie is discussed by film writers, as the director made full use of the screen in framing the shots. It needs to be discussed further within the article, and while the category's existence or not doesn't bother me too much, you might want to be aware of that. Coretheapple (talk) 19:04, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
I'd encourage you to participate in the current discussion at WT:FILM. While the discussion is very new (I started it today), we're currently moving towards proposing the various "Films shot in..." categories for deletion, as in many cases they're being applied in situations where we don't belive they constitute defining attributes of the films in question. The best recourse would likely be to discuss the shooting methods in the articles with appropriate sourcing...but I have a feeling that's not likely to happen in many (most?) cases. Unfortunately in many cases we had IP editors mass-tagging articles as well, suggesting the cats weren't being well thought-out.
That said, I'm certainly open to reconsidering the categories if they'll be handled a bit more carefully (i.e. not mass-tagging), and my original "unsourced" edit was just completely bizarre...I wouldn't intentionally mark a removal of 4K characters as a minor edit. :p DonIago (talk) 19:10, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
I've commented. I think that as a general proposition it's helpful to have that particular kind of category. Coretheapple (talk) 19:21, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

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Date format for citations for article for Fort Lee lane closure scandal[edit]

To be consistent with all other dates in the Fort Lee lane closure scandal article and its citations, the current format is Month Day, Year. Other date formats eventually get corrected by other editors. If you could follow this format in the future, it would be appreciated. Thanks for your contributions to this article. 20:58, 28 March 2014 (UTC)— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wondering55 (talkcontribs)

To be consistent with all other talk page posts on this page, you need to sign them. Coretheapple (talk) 14:11, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Johnny Broderick[edit]

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Articles for Creation and COI and Signpost and things[edit]

Good morning Mr Apple. Just dropping a note here that you may be interested in Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation#How the Signpost might be able to help - feedback wanted, or possibly more likely in the later stages of the proposal mentioned there. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 18:38, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Oh, that's interesting. Coretheapple (talk) 20:41, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
Also, I assume you're aware of Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#COI that might need more than COIN, but if you aren't, you now are. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 21:22, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
It's hard to follow. Coretheapple (talk) 21:53, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

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Ongoing ANI Thread[edit]

You're unusually chatty today. I'm curious about what you're trying to accomplish over at the ANI thread. You're not being as aggressive as I'd expect. We've established that you don't agree with me. That's okay, but it's redundant. Maybe it's to try to prevent outsiders from getting involved in our dispute by boring them to death. Well, I'd actually rather have some outside participation, even if it boomerangs on me. That is why I went to the noticeboard in the first place. Geogene (talk) 22:17, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Well, you might start by assuming good faith. Coretheapple (talk) 22:31, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
If everyone could do that, we wouldn't have this problem. Geogene (talk) 22:37, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
...and the world would be a better place. Coretheapple (talk) 13:55, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Please respond[edit]

Please provide your reasonable suggestions in response to the items below. I have demonstrated that I am flexible and open to different solutions. This continual effort to try and portray my intentions and my edits in an unflattering fashion needs to stop.

You have good insights. Just because I may disagree with you on something does not mean I am only trying to do it my way. I try to be guided by past Talk agreements or editing agreements, but even more importantly by current circumstances, reliable sources, and reasonable explanations. I continually look for and listen to alternative and compromise solutions. Maybe it takes somewhat longer than you would like, but ultimately we can find a solution.

Talk:Fort Lee lane closure scandal#Ignoring past talk discussion agreements

Talk:Fort Lee lane closure scandal#Motives for lane closures

Talk:Fort Lee lane closure scandal#Need for any additional details in this Bridgegate scandal article about Zimmer allegations about Hoboken Sandy relief aid— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wondering55 (talkcontribs)

Please stop[edit]

Instead of responding, as I requested, on the "Fort Lee lane closure scandal" article to the content issues that I raised in the three links in the "Please respond" Talk that I opened earlier today on your Talk page, you go on my Talk page and make more false and unwarranted allegations and implied threats about my personal behavior on Wikipedia.

I have also repeatedly indicated on my Talk page and in the article page to simply focus on content issues that I raise and not engage in personal attacks.

Please stop making false allegations and unwarranted threats about my personal behavior on Wikipedia and misrepresentation of how I have tried to repeatedly work with you to address content issues. You continually refuse to focus on content issues that I raise, and instead make false allegations and unwarranted threats on my Talk page about my personal behavior on Wikipedia. You also make further denigrating comments on the Fort Lee article Talk page about my edits. You repeatedly revert my edits without any substantiated reasons and which are in contradiction to article Talk discussions where you participated.

That is simply in violation of Wikipedia guidelines for Wikipedia:Assume good faith, Wikipedia:Civility, Wikipedia:Etiquette, Wikipedia:No personal attacks, Wikipedia:Consensus, and Wikipedia:Edit warring.

You are the one making ad hominum attacks, not me. I simply indicate exactly what you have done based on the incontrovertible facts of Talk discussions, your editing, your personal attacks on me & my editing, and your refusal to address content issues that I raise.

My recommended edits that I present in the article and its Talk pages are supported by reliable sources, past editing practices of responsible editors, including myself, that have made so many contributions to the Fort Lee article without any personal attacks or edit warring, and article Talk discussion and consensus. I have always been flexible in allowing other editors to make improvements to my edits without any contentious arguments.

You have taken your contentious and invalid arguments and personal attacks to a level that I have never seen before in any of my extensive editing on Wikipedia.

In the future, please direct all comments about my editing and content issues to the article Talk pages or in your History edit comments.

You are no longer welcome on my Talk page. If you post anything further on my Talk page, I will report you. Wondering55 (talk) 16:45, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I remember you said the same thing before you were blocked. Coretheapple (talk) 16:47, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Your statement about me making the "same statements" is inaccurate. They are new and updated statements based on new facts, your statements, and your actions. You are entitled to believe what you want to believe and even put it in writing. Others need to see if your beliefs are valid or contradictory to the documented facts. I am not here to argue with you about what you believe.
I have repeatedly asked you to address your comments about content based on reliable sources, facts, and past Talk agreements in the article talk pages. Instead, you continually came to my Talk page with false derogatory allegations that focused on personal issues.
I look forward to see if you can make your case for content updates on the article talk page and History edit comments. If your actual or proposed updates contradict reliable sources, facts, and past Talk agreements, I will simply point it out in the article simply based on content issues. I've learned a lesson from my interactions with you. I am now working within Wikipedia guidelines. Hopefully, you will too. You have added a lot of good content to the Fort Lee lane closure scandal article. Hopefully, we can work together in the future. Wondering55 (talk) 06:48, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Oh you provided new and updated "droning on and on about nothing" before you were blocked for edit warring? Excuse me. You've were told by the administrator who revoked your talk page access that you're fortunate that you aren't still blocked. I agree. Please stay off this talk page. Bye. Coretheapple (talk) 12:53, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

ANI notice[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Wondering55 (talk) 16:44, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

I guess I was reading too much into your actions. Were I in your place, after enduring all of those responses I would have given up on that article! WP:COMPETENCE is definitely an issue here, sad to say. -- llywrch (talk) 15:27, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Well I have to say, it's tempting. However, the other editors on the article are good people and do their best under the circumstances. You are right about WP:COMPETENCE. I just don't know the answer here. Compulsory mentorship? Coretheapple (talk) 16:21, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Good fellow editors alwys help amke that occasional problem editor bearable. ;-) Anyway, let's see what WP:AN/I comes up with: I'm hoping there is an alternative to simply banning him indefinitely, which is all my unimaginative mind can come up with. :-( -- llywrch (talk) 17:53, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm staying out of that discussion! I'm almost glad I had to go away for a few days, as I might have been tempted to participate. The other editors indeed have been good, and frankly I don't like the idea of being driven out of an article by one rogue elephant. Coretheapple (talk) 18:26, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

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