User talk:Lockesdonkey

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Hall–Héroult process[edit]

Would you mind adding a cite to your edit on Hall–Héroult process? I would like to find out more. Thank you Jim1138 (talk) 06:05, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of List of games with mutable rules[edit]

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Arabic text[edit]

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Why does my Arabic text come out in traditional Naskh rather than modern print Naskh? It never did before. I find it makes Arabic text less legible.

A new system called ULS (for Universal Language Selector) has recently been deployed by the WMF, and I think this is almost certainly the cause. On an article with Arabic script, look by the entry "Languages" at the foot of the left-hand sidebar, and you will see a cog-wheel symbol. Click on that, and a dialogue box pops up with various language settings. I don't know in detail how it works, and five minutes search at places like WP:ULS and Help:ULS draws blank. If tinkering with that doesn't fix your problem, ask at WP:VPT. I am about to ask there where is the documentation for ULS. JohnCD (talk) 17:28, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Found it - see mw:Universal Language Selector and mw:Universal Language Selector/FAQ. JohnCD (talk) 17:56, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! This helped me restore Arabic text back to "normal". Mohamed CJ (talk) 01:09, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Hoboken, New Jersey[edit]

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November 2013[edit]

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Uncited additions to Starfish[edit]

Hallo, I see that you have added quite a strong claim to the Starfish article to the effect that 2 other groups of Echinoderms are 'widely' used as food. To prove this, you will have to identify sources that specifically make this claim - it would not be sufficient to find one or two places or peoples that use them as food (that would be Original Research). However, all this is a bit academic as you have not provided any sources at all, which is not just WP:OR, it fails WP:Verifiability. I have therefore commented out your proposed text, awaiting suitable citations, which I suggest you put on the Starfish Talk page rather than in the article so they can be reviewed.

I note also that you have already been warned by other users for making uncited additions to other articles. This behaviour is deprecated here on Wikipedia; it reduces the quality of articles -- and Starfish is a Featured article, and has been extremely thoroughly reviewed -- and causes extra work to other editors to repair the damage. I do hope you will take care to find sources for all future additions you make to articles. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:21, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Postscript: I am astonished to discover you are a veteran editor - I thought by the warnings you have been receiving on this talk page that you were more or less a newbie. It really is essential for people with experience to take care when editing. We all get tired at times - best to take a break if so and maybe to try again later. Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:26, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

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Flying Fish[edit]

Where are you getting the information for the specific township "honored" by each Exit Series release? I can't find it anywhere. Or are those locations just where the exit is physically located? --Fru1tbat (talk) 17:01, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

It's the physical location, except for Exit 9, where it's kinda obvious. Their site on the Exit Series does mention specific areas that are truly supposed to be "honored;" I put the physical location as a semi-placeholder (since they aren't wrong) until I had the time and energy to suss out how to best accurately include that information. Lockesdonkey (talk) 17:06, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok - for now I've reverted it (hit enter before I finished typing my edit summary) - I think having the physical location there as a "placeholder" is probably confusing, and I saw on the Exit Series site that certain areas were mentioned, but as there isn't a single prominent location called out for each beer in the series, it probably isn't worth including. --Fru1tbat (talk) 17:16, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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Law Journal...[edit]

I just wanted to drop a note to your page to reflect my response on the Help Desk. Let me know once you enter it with WP:AFC or if you are having problems with something like infoboxes.Naraht (talk) 16:12, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Two suggestions.

Help desk reply COI[edit]

This may help...Wikipedia:Plain and simple conflict of interest guide--Moxy (talk) 16:18, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

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"Cite book" redirect[edit]

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