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Hello, Cowik! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking Insert-signature.png if shown; this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Jojhutton (talk) 01:02, 3 March 2011 (UTC)
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April 2011[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to the page Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 16, 2011, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Tbhotch* ۩ ۞ 04:41, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

  • A) The most important point, you are NOT the TFA director
  • B) You are choosing a GA not a FA
  • C) You are creating coyright violations
  • D) You, in your life, has edited that article
  • E) You are changing an already choosen article for add your disruptive edit, do you want me to continue? Tbhotch* ۩ ۞ 04:46, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 9, 2011[edit]

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In that order:

  • Template:TFAempty
  • Yes it is true, but it is NOT the same a that a Featured article, and in English Wikipedia we only put FEATURED ARTICLES as the FEATURED ARTICLE of the day.
  • Yes, it is, this image is copyrighted and it must not be used outside its article
  • The problem is that even if you want this to be a featured article, you have never edited this article and I really doubt you want to contact main editors to make it one
  • Obviously, you didn't care. But just because you don't see it disruptive, it is not disruptive. Continue with this and you may be blocked from editing. Tbhotch* ۩ ۞ 05:06, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
If you wish for an article to be Today's Featured Article, you should make a submission at WP:TFA/R. Happy editing! Adabow (talk · contribs) 05:12, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome! Adabow (talk · contribs) 05:19, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Hi, Cowik, I just thought I'd let you know that the day's featured article is chosen by the FA Director, Raul654 (talk · contribs) and it has to be a featured article that hasn't yet been on the Main Page. If you know of an article that meets those two criteria, you can suggest it at WP:TFAR, but it's usually a good idea to consult the article's regualr editors before you do. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:04, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

NIN Songs[edit]

I redirected the following articles: Corona Radiata (song), Echoplex (song), 999,999 (song), Head Down (song)

The main reason why I redirected these articles was because the songs themselves show no notability. A notable song would include songs that has received awards, has charted in a national music chart, or received coverage from reliable sources (for example, news coverage, music reviews can help with notability). The information you put into the articles can be considered as original research, which is information without any form of source backing up your info. This type of information is highly avoided, since any person can include unreliable information about the specific article.

The album in which the songs have been released has one notable song, which was Discipline (Nine Inch Nails song), because it charted on a music chart (Billboard) and has received coverage from many sources (ex. New York Times, Allmusic, IGN). If you are able to provide coverage from reliable sources (the Nine Inch Nails wiki page is not considered reliable, since anyone can edit it too), then the pages can remain to be up. Any further questions, feel free to ask me or any other administrator to help you out. Thank you. --Esanchez(Talk 2 me or Sign here) 03:12, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Featured Picture of the Day[edit]

Hi Cowik, I've deleted your creation of the featured picture for 30 May as the image you selected wasn't a featured picture. Featured pictures are nominated at featured picture candidates and they have to be promoted from that discussion before they are eligible to be put on the Main Page. Much like the Featured Article discussion above, additions to the main page are usually done by specific editors who have experience with editing these templates. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave them at my talkpage. Thanks, Woody (talk) 11:19, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Featured content[edit]

Cowik, you previously nominated an article at TFA that was not a Featured article,[1] and you've done the same today, with Spanish Civil War. [2] I see Woody has mentioned above that you have done the same with Featured pictures. I also see that on both occasions at TFA, you edit warred with editors who understand the rules for nominating a TFA, reinstating the TFA request even after your requests were removed. I also see that Tbhotch and HJ Mitchell explained this to you, on your talk page, in the past. Please stop nominating non-featured content for the mainpage, or you could be blocked from editing for disruption. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 04:00, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

In addition to reading the rules for nominating an article at WP:TFA, please review WP:3RR and refrain from edit warring, or you could be blocked. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 04:07, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
I see you're also adding content copied from other (non-reliable) sources;[3] [4] please read WP:V, WP:RS and WP:COPYVIO. You should always discuss your edits with other editors before reverting to re-add text, to make sure you understand Wikipedia policies. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 04:20, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

May have trampled your edit[edit]

Hey, I had to revert the The Downward Spiral article to fix an anonymous editor's edit, and may have trampled one of your edits to the article. Feel free to add it back in (I wouldn't want to take credit for your work). LuftWaffle0 (talk) 06:08, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Image resolutions[edit]

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Terri Schiavo good article nom[edit]

You forgot to sign it. I added your name for you.Ace-o-aces (talk) 06:24, 23 July 2011 (UTC)


Speedy deletion of Template:The Downward Spiral[edit]

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Thanks. I Help, When I Can. [12] 23:17, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Terri Schiavo case[edit]

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Straight edge[edit]

I reverted your reversion of User:Anthony Appleyard. The changes made by the IP removed all of the references in the first two paragraphs and replaced it with text that appears to be copied and pasted from a source or a translation of another wikipedia article. cheers --Guerillero | My Talk 18:37, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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Rites of Spring image in emo article[edit]

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A barnstar for you! (no offence meant)[edit]

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Thanks for the work on Descendents. benzband (talk) 07:24, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

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