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Ambassadors Studies and Work Abroad
My page is promotional.However, every time I try and make a page that isn't promotional you delete me while I'm making the page. I'm trying to create a page about my company as a lot of my interns coming from england find it hard to understand the russian website. The page is factual not promotional. Promotional implies bias which it isn't. If you feel I written biased info tell where it is and I'll delete it. I keep having my page deleted by different "monitors" and so I'm to explain myself ever time. Could please help/ Advise me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yours Ambassadors Work and Studies Abroad Unsigned comment signed for User:Independent information 07:09, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
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Your reversal of pawnbroker edits
Hi Excirial, curious as to why my additions were reversed and deemed inappropriate. I simply added another online pawn shop to the list that existed before the others as well as provided additional information with regard to interest rates being charged by these pawn shops. The statement of 4% to 8% per month interest is not entirely true. I've been following this industry for some time now and whats been posted with regard to internet pawns is lopsided and needs to be corrected. If you'd like me to spend more time on it I'd be glad to. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zerobreach (talk • contribs) 22:53, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation Excirial, makes complete sense.
Hi Excirial I am Lotfinia there is a problem you need to be aware of I believe. I have received another post from you explaining your changes to my edits but I didn’t make those edits in the first place. The first time you notified me was 2/21/13 regarding Meridian Mississippi and now about CoverGirl- 3/5/14. I dismissed the first one because I knew it was an error. I can assure you of the very few edits done by me none were on either topic since I limit my occasional edits to either the Ancient World and royalty edit. I understand goof ups and cross wires I just want you know we have been a victims of such events. I appreciate all the work and effort you and the other really active folks do for Wikipedia and myself, thank you. Respectfully Lotfinia Lotfinia (talk) 14:53, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
If you connect to the internet your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will provide you with a so-called IP Address, an unique number that can identify your connection over the internet. This IP is both used to determine where you are, and who you are. Using the IP adress a website like Wikipedia can determine who asked it to do something - be it retrieving an article, be it editing a page or otherwise. If you are not logged into an account Wikipedia will only recognize you as an IP address. Once you are logged into an account it will recognize you as that user instead (Wikipedia will still know the IP address, but it knows it should address you as a specific user instead).
This is where the diagram to the right comes into play. Imagine we have two editors - one who is doing good work, and one who is just trying to vandalize pages. In this example both editors are not logged into an account and as of such their edits are only recognized as being made by their unique IP address. Like any other editors, IP addresses have talk pages that are used for communication towards them. If such an IP editor vandalizes, they will receive a warning that will be placed on their talk page.
This is where some technical stuff comes into play. While an IP Address is unique it only identifies a connection, and not a user. Most ISP's actually have what is called an Address pool, a large set of unique addresses that they can give to their users once they connect to the internet. In most cases an ISP will not give a subscriber the same address every time they connect to the internet. Instead it will look at its pool of addresses and determine which ones not in use yet, and give the subscriber one of these. Just compare it to a hotel: If you rent a room you will receive a random one, and the hotel will not keep your room reserved between your various stays.
Since IP addresses shift between various people it might occur that you may receive an IP address that was previously used by a vandal. If this occurs the talk page of that editor will still contain warning for previous acts of vandalism. So all of a sudden you might end up seeing a boatload of warnings for editors you never made in the first place. To emphasize this - the warnings you saw were targeted at this IP's talk page as opposed to your user accounts talk page. If you look at the contributions made by the IP address you will probably see several more editors that you never made.
There is actually quite a bit more technical stuff involved and the above explanation is a simplified version. Still i hope it explains what happened here, why the warning were there and why you see them even though you were not their target. Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 20:03, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
why isnt she a babe?
yo, just dropping in with a q for you...
Just wondering why you changed my comment saying that Valentina Tereshkova is not the biggest Russian babe? like do you know what she did for her country? like WTF man?! im just saying that her hair is amazing and would you look at all those medals, like jeez someones accomplished... so like im just saying cmon man that chicks hot and i feel as if you shouldnt change it cuz shes hot — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:F8F0:C10:FFF:200:5EFE:CE57:AA1F (talk) 21:12, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Hello, You undid my edit of this page. I changed the cinematographer's first name from Low to Lol. Check out the IMDB page for this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2304771/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm. It does seem to be Lol, not Low, that's why I changed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Worldnihao (talk • contribs) 21:54, 6 March 2014 (UTC)