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File source and copyright licensing problem with File:SP-GEA from LT Bus 82.jpg[edit]

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June 2013[edit]

Information icon Please do not add original research or novel syntheses of published material to articles as you apparently did to Flickr. Articles should quote reliable secondary sources rather than being individual editors' personal interpretations of what is and isn't significant from forum posts - the Flickr article already has a secondary source reporting that "large number of users complained about the new look", and any new information would require the same level of sourcing. McGeddon (talk) 11:33, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

We appreciate your contributions, but if you could find sourcing for the info you put it, that would be great! CaffeinAddict (talk) 18:05, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Why don't you just leave the contribution as it stands and let a Flickr official give their version? I was attempting to be fair — Preceding unsigned comment added by Longshot1944 (talkcontribs) 20:16, 4 June 2013‎

That's just how Wikipedia has decided to work. Wikipedia draws from reliable sources (such as books and newspapers) that have already written about a subject, rather than being built from the fresh original research and personal evaluations of editors. If we've got a controversy raging in a website forum, we look to sources that have already evaluated it, rather than relying on our own subjective opinions (or, even worse, a website official's subjective opinions!) of which aspects are and aren't important. --McGeddon (talk) 21:00, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

I see you've now added your own summary of what you think is happening with the forums, and how important this is. This is still original research; as I said above, Wikipedia does not operate on a "site user writes what they think is happening and waits for an official to present a counterpoint" system - we just read existing sources, and quote and summarise them as clearly as possible. --McGeddon (talk) 08:48, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

'Existing sources' get taken out to nice PR lunches and shown new wonder tech toys working in prototype form, all later sources relating the field performance of new look flickr need to be looked at....the blog page I quoted which was removed was actually balanced , didn't accuse disgruntled flickr users of 'whining' like Pogue and its inclusion as a link would actually have helped people use new look Flickr.

The quality and content of the 'existing sources' quoted are an eye-opener to me as are your comments....I think we can expect a new raft of 'existing source' material at the Yahoo shareholders meeting 25June...Longshot1944 (talk) 11:35, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

One of the five basic pillars of Wikipedia is that it's written from a neutral point of view and does not publish the personal opinions of its editors, or of bloggers. The articles you read here would look wildly different if that were not the case, and if every disputed statement could be countered with a quote from a blog or another editor's opinion. We need to stick to reliable sources. --McGeddon (talk) 18:03, 22 June 2013 (UTC)


Postscript October 2013 Well it pays to be friendly when you're a tech journalist :-) http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/yahoo-hires-tech-columnist-pogue-to-expand-technology-news-offerings-435469 Longshot1944 (talk) 13:51, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Talk page headers[edit]

To answer your question at Talk:Flickr; if you're posting a comment that doesn't really fit into any of the existing sections on a talk page and isn't a direct response to another user, you should start a new section for it. If you're replying to someone's comment, it doesn't need a new section unless you think it's a significant change of topic and the new topic is worth discussing by itself.

One other thing while I'm here. A few times you've added spaces to the start of a line - Wikipedia displays this as a block of grey-background text, which perhaps isn't what you intended. If you were trying to indent your comments, you want colons at the start rather than spaces. WP:INDENT explains how it all works. --McGeddon (talk) 13:24, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Talk page usage[edit]

Hello again. Just a reminder that Wikipedia talk pages aren't forums - they're for discussing improvements to the article, rather than talking about the article subject in general, or offering technical advice to other readers. Your last comment at Talk:Flickr doesn't seem to relate to the article content. --McGeddon (talk) 11:23, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Can't figure how to 'Talk' how do I include a reference to 'source' my sentence on pagination as it shows as being on Flickrs 'black list' though its an official Yahoo/Flickr response? And I can't include the ref here because it rejects it!!!!!— Preceding unsigned comment added by Longshot1944 (talkcontribs) 15:28, 25 March 2014‎

It'll be on Wikipedia's blacklist if it's being rejected when you try to use it as a source. If you tell me the name of the source and article I'll take a look, but if it's on the blacklist, that's likely to be for a good reason. --McGeddon (talk) 15:44, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for replying... I got a reply to my suggestion on the Yahoo User Voice Flickr page...a searchword 'Pagination'should get you to the reply I got from the Flickr community Services manager confirming that Flickr does NOT intend to re-install pagination in search results...this limits the number of results that can be usefully displayed to about 500 (being generous!!) whereas Flickr could always show 4,000 results previously. I'm Mick West on there and A30yoyo on flickr EDIT! I must be psychic...the New Photo Experience" photopage, some 6 months in beta with massive criticism went permanent todayLongshot1944 (talk) 21:12, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Would you believe, Flickr just gave the 'mobile' site a makeover yesterday (April 3rd)...there are also whispers the whole main site is about to receive a second major facelift in under a year.Longshot1944 (talk) 19:43, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Flickr RfC[edit]

Hey longshot - it would help if you would support option A or D on the Flickr RfD, casting your vote to show a presence of supporters for keeping the controversy in the article. Just go to the "Survey" section and type either Support Option D or Support Option A and add your reasoning. Thanks. CaffeinAddict (talk) 16:38, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

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