User talk:Donner60

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New messages, questions, comments[edit]

Please put new messages at the bottom of the page. Thanks. Donner60 (talk) 08:39, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia policies, guidelines; twitter, facebook; what Wikipedia is not; avoiding common mistakes[edit]

References to Wikipedia policies, guidelines, instructions, include:
Wikipedia:Manual of Style. Wikipedia guidelines on twitter, facebook: Wikipedia:Twitter. Wikipedia guidelines, policies on external links: Wikipedia:External links. See Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not, which includes not a dictionary, a publisher of original thought, a soapbox or means of promotion, a mirror or a repository of links, images, or media files, a blog, Web hosting service, social networking service, or memorial site, a directory, a manual, guidebook, textbook, or scientific journal, a crystal ball, a newspaper, or an indiscriminate collection of information. • Wikipedia:Verifiability. • Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. • Wikipedia:No original research. • Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. • Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources. • Wikipedia:Citing sources. • Wikipedia:Notability. • Wikipedia:Image use policy. • Wikipedia:Avoiding common mistakes. • Wikipedia:Vandalism. • Wikipedia:Categorization#Articles. • Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Islam-related articles.

User Talk page guidelines[edit]

Excerpts Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines#User talk pages While the purpose of article talk pages is to discuss the content of articles, the purpose of user talk pages is to draw the attention or discuss the edits of a user. Wikipedia is not a social networking site, and all discussion should ultimately be directed solely toward the improvement of the encyclopedia.

Users may freely remove comments from their own talk pages, though archiving is preferred. They may also remove some content in archiving. The removal of a warning is taken as evidence that the warning has been read by the user. This specifically includes both registered and unregistered users.

There are certain types of notices that users may not remove from their own talk pages, such as declined unblock requests and speedy deletion tags. See Wikipedia:User pages#Removal of comments, notices, and warnings for full details.

User talk pages are subject to the general userpage guidelines on handling inappropriate content—see Wikipedia:User pages#Handling inappropriate content.

  • Personal talk page cleanup: On your own user talk page, you may archive threads at your discretion. Simply deleting others' comments on your talk page is permitted, but most editors prefer archiving.

From the section Editing comments, Other's comments in Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines:

  • Fixing format errors that render material difficult to read. In this case, restrict the edits to formatting changes only and preserve the content as much as possible. Examples include fixing indentation levels, removing bullets from discussions that are not consensus polls or requests for comment (RfC), fixing list markup, using <nowiki> and other technical markup to fix code samples, and providing wikilinks if it helps in better navigation.
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  • Sectioning: If a thread has developed new subjects, it may be desirable to split it into separate discussions with their own headings or subheadings. When a topic is split into two topics, rather than sub-sectioned, it is often useful for there to be a link from the new topic to the original and vice versa. A common way of doing this is noting the change at the [then-]end of the original thread, and adding an unobtrusive note under the new heading, e.g., :<small>This topic was split off from [[#FOOBAR]], above.</small>. Some reformatting may be necessary to maintain the sense of the discussion to date and to preserve attribution. It is essential that splitting does not inadvertently alter the meaning of any comments. very long discussions may also be divided into sub-sections.

Note that it is proper to use <nowiki> and other technical markup to fix code samples.

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Please put messages, questions or comments at the very bottom of the page. If you put them here (immediately before or after this paragraph), as some people have done, I may either not see them or more likely not see them very promptly. That will delay any reply from me to you. When I do see them, I will move them to the bottom of the page and add a section heading before I reply.

Disambiguation link and bracket bot notifications[edit]

I occasionally get one of these notices. I fix the link or bracket, then delete the message, as the messages state is permissible, instead of further cluttering up these pages. Donner60 (talk) 05:13, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

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Seasonal Greets![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015!!!

Hello Donner60, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
--I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 13:57, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

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Civil War Institute, 2014[edit]

Hi! Thanks for being an appreciative reader. Happy holidays to you (or as they said during the Civil War, Merry Christmas). Hal Jespersen (talk) 15:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

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Happy editing,
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174.112.44.106[edit]

Let's keep a close eye on this "contributor", shall we? - Denimadept (talk) 21:00, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes. This person seems to make one or a few nonconstructive edits per month and when warned, backs off, at least until the next month. I did not see any constructive edits. In my view, deleting the warnings weighs against a person who has this kind of edit history. Nonetheless, he seems to believe that if he spaces his vandalisms and does not accumulate many warnings in a month, he may get away with a few of them and also will be safe from being blocked. Some administrators want to see four current warnings before acting; others may block a user for some period of time for persistent vandalism. So a report to AIV with a persistent vandalism complaint may not result in action. This IP user either knows that or must strongly suspect something along that line. Such a user does need to be checked occasionally since stronger action may or may not be forthcoming. Donner60 (talk) 00:00, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. That's one reason I haven't reported it yet. Another is that we don't KNOW for sure that it's only one person. - Denimadept (talk) 00:38, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your ongoing work in countering vandalism on Wikipedia. Much appreciated. NorthAmerica1000 13:01, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

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Corrective rape[edit]

Hello. I'm the person who tried to the change the "Corrective Rape" webpage. I've looked up Julia Decker's name and it seems like she's American, which is why I inserted that word. I am concerned that the article mentions corrective rape in detail in a variety of third world countries without mentioning that it happens in America too, even when there is strong evidence that it does (Julia's case being a prime example). Therefore, I'm concerned omitting the word "American" from the paragraph entirely could encourage readers to mentally exaggerate the prevalence of corrective rape in the "third world" versus in the United States. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Czwelker (talkcontribs) 20:00, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

I left this message on your talk page: I am deleting the above message because you have provided an explanation that indicates your edit was in good faith. However, I still think it is too controversial to include without supplying a reliable, verifiable source in a footnote. Donner60 (talk) 20:05, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Ok. I will look for a bio showing where she's from and attempt to link it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Czwelker (talkcontribs) 20:06, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for all the time you have invested here. Regards, Yamaguchi先生 21:28, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Donner60 (talk) 08:11, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

RSA Communications[edit]

Why have you deleted my post? I am an employee of the Retirement Systems of Alabama and trying to correct disinformation that has been placed on David G. Bronner's page.

A later editor has added a satisfactory paragraph to the article. Your edit provided no reference (as the message stated) for a statement which directly contradicted the existing article with an unencyclopedic notation to that effect. The later editor removed the direct contradiction and provided a reference. That clears up the problem and leaves the same information you wanted to insert in the article, now properly stated and referenced. I am sorry this was not made clearer earlier but I am glad the subsequent edits resolved the problem. Donner60 (talk) 10:22, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Tahajjud[edit]

This is my first time so I have done something worth laughing your guts out then please do so.Anyway I am elatra and about the edits on Tahajjud I did not know about the honorifics so I am sorry about that,and I think the sentence construction should be "has been recorded performing",so none of us in my opinion is correct(maybe we could seek the attention of someone expert in grammar)...............................

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My messages to you only concerned the honorifics. Otherwise, I am not sure whether you are concerned with the content or just the way it is written. In any event, I did not consider that to be an issue. I suggest you add a footnote if you wish to change the content. If you just wish to change the way it is written, you can do that, subject always to the Wikipedia policy that anyone else can edit an article, especially if they think your edit is wrong or not an improvement. They would be well advised to back it up with a good reason or a citation, as well. You can seek some advice at the Teahouse or other notice board if you wish but only for clarification, not because I have disputed your grammar. Donner60 (talk) 03:04, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Yeah thats a problem[edit]

The WHO document is biased. It does not give a good summary of the prepuce, its topic is not the prepuce it is HIV. Also, the clearance one is not supported by literature. Literature says that it is cleared from the surface of the penis not the body.

JohnP (talk) 22:59, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

I left this message on your talk page: Since adequate explanation has been given for deletion of above message, I have done so in the manner prescribed by the guidelines (strike through). I see you have already restored the edit so nothing remains to be done. I am sorry I misunderstood this. Donner60 (talk) 23:05, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

January 2015[edit]

Hi Donner60. I saw that you undid one of my edits to the article Mariachi and I wanted to know why you fee it was not constructive. I feel you have made a mistake. Please explain, as I may revert the edit. Thanks 2602:306:36AF:7470:B561:7EE9:7A9D:676B (talk) 22:22, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

BEST,

see below

Information icon Hello, I'm Donner60. I wanted to let you know that I undid one of your recent contributions —the one you made with this edit to Mariachi— because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. Donner60 (talk) 22:10, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

If this is a shared IP address, and you did not make the edits, consider creating an account for yourself so you can avoid further irrelevant notices.
I left this message on your talk page. I am deleting the above message in the manner prescribed by the guidelines (strike through) because it appears I made a mistake in reverting the edit. Please check the caption when you restore it. Sorry for the inconvenience. Donner60 (talk) 01:53, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

my last links[edit]

Donner60. Hi, the last edit I have made does seem to be constructive and assist any user visiting the page, I have viewed the guidelines and don't exactly see otherwise, can you explain? Thanks

I left this message on your talk page: I am deleting the above message in the manner prescribed by the guidelines (strike through) because your questions shows you did not know about certain Wikipedia guidelines and I did not explain it to you. Please see See Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not, which includes, among other things, not a soapbox or means of promotion, a mirror or a repository of links, a directory or an indiscriminate collection of information. You will see that such a reference in the text of an article - advice to go to another web site - is not proper under several categories. Donner60 (talk) 21:51, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Stiernhielm[edit]

Stiernhielm's original name was Jöran (or Göran) Olofsson. When he was made noble he took the name Stiernhielm, he also "Internationalized" his first name as Georg. The name Göran originates from Georg(e)/Georgius. The spelling of his original first name varies: somtimes you see it as Jöran, other times as Göran (Both spellings have the same pronunciation). In Rune Pär Olofsson's book about Stiernhielm (1998; Georg Stiernhielm - diktare, domare, duellant) the spelling is Jöran, in the Swedish Wikipedia article the spelling is Göran. 85.229.0.138 (talk) 01:42, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

I left this message on your talk page: Thank you for the explanation. I am sorry for the delayed response but I have been offline since before you left your message. I am sorry I misunderstood your edit and I hope you will go ahead with your editing. I am deleting the above message in the manner prescribed by the guidelines (strike through). Donner60 (talk) 04:09, 26 January 2015 (UTC)