User talk:Jonathan A Jones

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You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron[edit]

Barnstar search rescue.png Hello, Jonathan A Jones. Based on the templates on your talk page, I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia. Note:Keep in mind that Squadron members officially state they are not inclusionists. ~~~~

Excuse me sir[edit]

Hi, yes. sorry.

Barnstar[edit]

Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For twice going out of your way to take photographs to improve Buildings of Jesus College, Oxford (about a rival college, indeed!) a barnstar is humbly offered with my thanks. BencherliteTalk 16:13, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Please do not undo verification edits on Oxford University if you have no consensus of facts[edit]

You cannot just delete something if the sources are acedamic sources for the article. I am sending you a warning of of undoing PPR edits. If you continue to undo you will suspended.

The facts about Oxford University, Oxford, England:

1. First English speaking institution - StudyEnglishToday News by M. Boyanova 2007 "Oxford University is the 1st English speaking institution":[1]

2. Oldest: [2]

3. 1st English-speaking institution: [3]<[4]

4. Oxford University is an education institution[5][6] — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.128.15.231 (talkcontribs) 2010-08-06T07:31:10

"Verifiable links"[edit]

Sorry to disturb but this verifiable link works at all (to replace the original dead link), and a better link of the report was found and added. Thanks! Biomedicinal (contact)

Thanks; it was the link to file:///C:/Users/Doomsday/Downloads/1MPs_educational_backgrounds_2010_A.pdf which I was complaining about. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 16:04, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

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Vulture fund[edit]

Your recent edit added a "citation needed" tag to vulture fund's lead section. Are you going to argue that this doesn't qualify for WP:BLUE? Remember, you don't need to cite that the sky is blue... Best, Meatsgains (talk) 07:41, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

You do realise that there is actually a page Why is the sky blue? But I'm curious as to why you suddenly felt the need to add this term to an article which had somehow coped for years without it. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 08:00, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, that's why I put brackets around WP:BLUE, to direct you to the existing page. Your wikilink, Why is the sky blue?, is a disambiguation page which lists articles associated with the same title. Not sure what your intention was behind that.
It was added back because the adjective describes the subject much more accurately. To argue that the article "coped for years without [the term]" does not give justification for not including it on the page. Meatsgains (talk) 09:05, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Who added it back? Jonathan A Jones (talk) 09:27, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
What do you mean? Sorry, I'm confused. Meatsgains (talk) 10:09, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Nice to see there is something we agree on. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 19:29, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Flagging my page when it's now been corrected finally and neutralized since[edit]

Hi, Jonathan, I had written this below on the message board which you had written on where my corrections on my own information has been put into question. I really don't know how to use this all very well, but here is the discussion if you would like to "talk" about the article on me:

Hi, listen, I'm Doan Hoang, and I'm not going to sue you, but could stop giving me a hard time? I tried to fix some incorrect information on my page (which a fan named Robert from Boston originally put up and wrote to me about it, not me.) When I recently tried to change it several times this year, AngusWOOF kept changing it back to the wrong info. It was REALLY, really, annoying after hours of trying to get it right. Can you imagine if it were you, that you saw information about you that wasn't true or was out of date, worked to change it, then someone undid your work? I didn't know how to use Wikipedia before. I didn't know there were talk pages. I didn't know you could undo someone's changes (and unfortunately, editors keep undoing facts about me. Now with this post up now, people are changing stuff even more and writing about how suspect this article is because it is now finally all true and correct.

This is one major issue I have with Wikipedia. The most reliable source (me) is now flagged as unreliable, and when the info was wrong, it wasn't flagged (!) Can you just leave it alone and take down this post? I'm sorry I gave AngusWoof a hard time, but hopefully, you can understand why I might. Nothing is wrong now with the article now. It's been gone over with a fine tooth comb. I'm just someone who survived a war, lived to tell about it in a PBS documentary, and I didn't want incorrect information about me out there. People, journalist, fans, etc. started to ask me about these things that weren't correct. I thanked AngusWoof for attempting to fix this problem. I would appreciate it if you would please just remove the flag and leave the article as it was without the flag now that it's finally more correct. I would appreciate that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Junotcat (talk • contribs) 23:21, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

The best plan would be for you to post your proposed edits to the talkpage of the article, particularly those that correct any inaccuracies. Or you can indicate there which version you regard as the accurate one and what is wrong with the others. Other editors can then evaluate the edits and, as appropriate, include them in the article. Newyorkbrad (talk) 23:24, 3 August 2014 (UTC) The article on me is currently fine I guess except I just want it back to not having a COI flag on it as it was before and it would be nice to have my short films listed. Short films are a major category in film festivals and awards, such as the Academy Awards. I have had shorts of mine win prizes, but someone, I believe AngusWoof removed my short films and wrote that they are unimportant. I can live with that, despite it being annoying. The article has now been gone over by several editors who are not me and seems to fit Wikipedia standards according to the ways listed. (I've annoyingly had journalists and other people tell me I only did 1 film due to IMDB and this article, who don't seem to believe me when I tell them the truth! What a bizarre world we live in!) If you could stop from trying to protect the public from truth, Jonathan A Jones, and others, maybe some people could not be given misinformation. Thank you! Đoan Hoàng (please note the incorrect spelling of my name without the marks.) User:Junotcat — Preceding undated comment added 23:37, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Please don't copy this sort of drivel onto my talk page: I am perfectly capable of reading it where it belongs. Jonathan A Jones (talk) 07:55, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikibio additions[edit]

I took your hint re Fred Pearce's nice writeup of your FOI request, and added a few other bits. I also started out as a chemist, but went on to geochemistry and mining geology.

When I get the time/energy, I'll add your 2 textbooks and a few of your papers. If you'd like to pick out your best/most influential, that would be a help. If you prefer, I'm at pdtillmanATgmailDOTcom

Thanks for your Wikipedia contributions! Cheers, Pete Tillman (talk) 03:28, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! I stay away from that page for obvious reasons. But if you want to know which papers I think are most important then the list at my Brasenose page [7] is about right; if you want to know what my readers (mostly pesky biochemists) think matters then see the list ordered by citation counts at [8]. We're working on the 2nd Edition of the NMR textbook at the moment, but that won't come out until 2015. Regards, and thanks again, Jonathan A Jones (talk) 07:32, 18 September 2014 (UTC)