User talk:Edward

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When you've been restoring biased, POV-pushing material into an article, you should not be protecting the article in any version, much less in the version that contains the biased information per WP:INVOLVED.

I realize that the POV pushing isn't necessarily obvious unless you have either read the sources or know something about the subject matter, but the material is seriously skewed. For example, the unregistered user would like you to believe that Carol Tavris was the only person to ever believe that PMS has been misdiagnosed, or that Western women's awareness of PMS might skew their survey responses (a serious problem with surveys that is well documented for every behavioral disorder from autism to substance abuse). WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:38, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

I think some of your criticisms are correct. I've unprotected the article. Edward (talk) 18:46, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Then let us see whether the new editor is able to understand the problems with her work. WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:27, 14 May 2012 (UTC)


Your "Find link" tool is extremely cool. What would it take to set it up on Appropedia? --Chriswaterguy talk 05:28, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

To make it work I need access to the mediawiki API on Appropedia. Do you know the URL for the API? doesn't work. Edward (talk) 23:10, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Category:Olympic films[edit]

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Find Link usage[edit]

You may want to back off your excessive use of the Find link tool to populate links in articles, as you are linking rather common terms that should not be linked in many cases per WP:OVERLINK, things like "pizza delivery" and "taxi rank". --MASEM (t) 12:31, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, will do. Edward (talk) 17:57, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for the message. I fixed both problems. find_link is now working and I corrected the error reporting e-mail address. Edward (talk) 12:53, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! --Tito Dutta (talk) 12:56, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Brands[edit]

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Hello, Edward.

You are invited to join WikiProject Brands, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of brands and brand-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 23:06, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

TRS-80 proposed split[edit]

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Find Link[edit]

Hi, i am just wondering have you finished Find Link for good please? Thanks --JetBlast (talk) 21:42, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Bug with Find_link and possible cause[edit]

Hey Edward, I just recently tried to use findlink, and each time I clicked on a article to add a link, (I believe) the redirect from a http url to a https removed the change that the tool was supposed to insert into the edit. The foundation recently switched all logged in users from http to https. Would you be able to fix this? Sadads (talk) 03:20, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Just demoed it while logged out, and it still works fine, so I am imagining it is the recent foundation change in policy, Sadads (talk) 03:22, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the bug report. Sorry, I can't reproduce the problem, it works fine for me while logged in. You can access find_link using https, if it helps: Edward (talk) 08:06, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Help editing[edit]

Hello ,

Can you help sourcing this page [LCT] ?

Thanks--Uskudargideriken (talk) 12:55, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Find link 03 September 2013[edit]

It seems Find link is not working. It is not making any change in articles. You can try here. Click on "List of Bengali film.." --TitoDutta 00:59, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

This is now fixed. The problem was was caused by the recent Wikipedia switch to HTTPS. Thanks. Edward (talk)

List of refrigerants[edit]

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September 2013[edit]

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High German consonant shift and Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law[edit]

I think you made a mistake here. The article that you linked to doesn't seem to have anything to do with the topic. CodeCat (talk) 21:50, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I'll be more careful. Edward (talk) 09:23, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Category:Collapsed buildings[edit]

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Jean-Pierre Landau[edit]

Speedy deletion nomination of Jean-Pierre Landau[edit]

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Find links App[edit]

Hi! Thank you for creating such a great tool. Would you mind explaining to me how it works. I have tried to feed in article titles and all I get is ""searching for article xxxxxxx 0 found (7 total)"". My question is what follows after these results. Answer on my talk page. Thanks in advance. Juhuyuta (talk) 16:37, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Your answer makes a lot of sense. I now understand how the app works. Seems the articles I had tried to use were not having the suggestions part below ""searching for article xxxxxxx 0 found (7 total)"". The last line I was having was ""searching for article xxxxxxx 0 found (7 total)"". And are you adding the edit summaries automatically or typing them in? Thanks a bunch.Answer on my talk page. Thanks in advance. Juhuyuta (talk) 05:38, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Poop patrol[edit]

Dear Edward, we met at the last Cambridge meetup and I told you a bit about the bot that I had written for me to patrol easily confused words such as preform, posses, Thrity, and in particular my longterm program to reduce the amount of staring in Bollywood. Since then the latest operator of the bot has retired, but the code is available, though it has a couple of outstanding bugs (recently it has only run a few queries per week before it falls over and it has never been able to exclude safe phrases if they are wikilinked). In an ideal world I would like to get the thing enhanced to the point where we can offer it to other language wikis as a tool for dealing with errors where there are too many false positives too use AWB etc. I certainly can't properly tackle forth unless we can fix the wikilink problem and put Forth Bridge in the safe phrases, but regardless of whether we can do that I would be very grateful if you would adopt it and become the third operator of that bot. ϢereSpielChequers 07:43, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Hi Edward, I was wondering if you were coming to wikimania and if so whether we could talk about poop patrol? ϢereSpielChequers 22:01, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Category:Chalk pits[edit]

Hi there - I recently came across Category:Chalk pits, which you created, when I was perusing Category:Geography, which you had chosen as its sole parent cat. Category:Chalk pits stood out like a sore thumb because it just didn't belong in such a high-level parent cat. So I took a look at its contents and came up with two new & improved parent cats for it. However, I have a question for you, which I was unable to answer to my satisfaction even after looking at all of the articles (most of them being one-line stubs), because there is no main article for Chalk pit. Are all Chalk pits the result of mining activity -- in other words, are they all in fact "quarries"? Or are some of them natural formations? (Please leave a note at my talk page to let me know that you've replied.) Regards, Cgingold (talk) 21:54, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

P.S. Do you really reside in both Cambridge AND San Francisco, as your User Page seems to be saying? If so, that's quite a feat! :) Cgingold (talk) 21:57, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I update the location category on my User page. Chalk pits are quarries, when I've got some spare time I'll write an article. Edward (talk)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Edward,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more.

Best regards, — Scott talk 10:02, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I added myself to the category. Edward (talk) 08:54, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Quayside photos[edit]

Hi Edward,

Here are 2 photos I took yesterday after the meet-up, as requested. Not my best work, I know!

Best wishes,
cmɢʟeeτaʟκ 11:58, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Financial Economics review[edit]

When convenient, please visit Financial economics - I've done a major edit a few months back. Thanks. Thanks. Fintor (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:22, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Poop patrol[edit]

Hi Edward,

I wonder if you would have some time to look at User_talk:WereSpielChequers#Poop_patrol. I have given the prototype a pretty thorough going over now, have some anomalies or requested tweeks and am ready to apply it to more easily confused words. ϢereSpielChequers 15:18, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I've not had a chance to do any more work on it. I'm still interested and I'll get back to it as soon as possible. Edward (talk) 17:46, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Edward, all at your convenience of course. It is already quite effective for my use on a small group of words, but I think we are close to this being something I can use in training exercises for newbies. ϢereSpielChequers 13:20, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Antal E. Fekete for deletion[edit]

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Page reverted[edit]


I have searched in vain for the good path to get administrator’s help for the following issue and so I decided to send this request to some including you.

I have considerably expanded the article Guerrilla filmmaking and took care in referencing it as far as I could (over 90 links to trustful sources). I am an experienced editor of Wikipedia. For my surprise, the article was reverted by user CIRT to a preceding stub version mainly consisting of a very narrow list of films. Many important contents were removed. Self promotional vandalism seems to be the reason of such intervention, sustained by acute threats. I do not intend to respond with helpless and inconsequent arguments and the time I have to dedicate to Wikipedia is quite limited.

I’d be happy if you could pay some attention to this occurrence and let you decide whatever you think is reasonable.

My best,

Tertulius (User talk:Tertulius) 05,43, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Edward. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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