User talk:Lucas Thoms

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Helping me[edit]

@Lucas Thoms: Hi, and are you just helping me on Wikipedia even you didn't look at my contributions? --Allen talk 17:53, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

@AllenHAcNguyen: Yes, I am trying to help you. Sometimes that requires that I look at your contributions. I have done what I have done to help you and the project, not to make you feel bad. —LucasThoms 17:57, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
@Lucas Thoms: That's good even if you're helping me on Wikipedia a lot! :) --Allen talk 18:01, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

We are the Albert Pyun Army![edit]

There are lies all over Wikipedia about Albert Pyun's involvement in the loan to make his film Max Havoc: Curse of the dragon. The people of Guam are spreading lies. We are friends of Albert's and here to set the record straight. Get it? We're not going anywhere— Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.128.123.119 (talk)

Are your claims backed up in any reliable sources? If not, I don't care what army you represent. Intimidation doesn't work here.—LucasThoms 00:32, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
What you don't understand is Albert Pyun has been slandered by Wikipedia on his page and the max havoc page. We are here to put a stop to it. He's sick of it and has told his fans to correct things here and we will. For almost 10 years the people of Guam and the Guam press have tried to create a scandle over his max havoc film. he had nothing to do with the loan. DO YOUR RESEARCH. There is reliable sources everywhere that Albert Pyun is not a cheat or a dishonest man. He has fans in the thousands. How could he keep making films if he was going around ripping of people to make his films? YOU HAVE A VENDETTA AGAINST HIM!— Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.128.123.119 (talk)
No, I actually don't have a vendetta against anyone. It's not my job to find sources supporting your claims; it's yours. If this is as much of an issue as you say it is, it'll be easy to find sources. —LucasThoms 01:00, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Fine. I have a reliable source: Impact Online, February 15, 2014, article is called "Albert Pyun: Max Havoc Declassified" http://www.impactonline.co/features/1704-albert-pyun-max-havoc-unclassified In the article Albert Pyun is interviewed and gives THE TRUTH about the entire Max Havoc story. About how HE WAS SLANDERED by the Guam press and certain editors here at Wikipedia. He tells the only true story. The entire Guam press had a vendetta against him. I would add that to the article but the article is now locked. Might you add it for me?— Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.128.123.119 (talk)
Per the reliable sources guideline, a reliable source is independent of its subject. The guy talking about himself is not independent. He could say he invented the Internet and since it's an interview, it would get printed. (Also, who the heck are the White Eyed Pees?)LucasThoms 04:31, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Are you from Guam? Probably— Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.128.123.119 (talk)
Please try to focus on the content, not who I am. —LucasThoms 04:35, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
This is what I don't understand: Content keeps getting removed by editors from Guam (that IS NOT a personal attack)and they slant the story to say WHAT THEY WANT IT TO SAY that Albert Pyun scammed the island of Guam into giving him money to make Max Havoc and then Guam loses all the money when the film fails. Sources are hard to find that say the truth, which is Albert Pyun is an honest film maker with millions of fans AND HE DOESN'T HAVE TO STEAL FROM ISLANDS NOBODIES KNOWS ABOUT OR CARES ABOUT. Why are these sources hard to find? Because the Guam press (covered then by other bigger papers like The Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal) is behind all the lies and they have slanted the story to create scandal and sell papers— Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.128.123.119 (talk)
I'm sorry to hear that you're dissatisfied with press coverage regarding this issue, but unless you can find an independent source that supports your opinion, it still doesn't belong here. Sources might be hard to find, but that doesn't mean they're not needed. Also, being from Guam wouldn't be a personal attack...if you weren't using it as one.—LucasThoms 04:47, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────no source tells the truth. they aren't hard to find, they are impossible to find because they don't exist. Why do you think that is?

because the Guam Press and certain Wikipedia editors are a cabal with a unity of purpose of trying to slander Albert Pyun. We are his friends and we've been trying to convince him to sue, not only members of the Guam press but certain Wikipedia editors, also— Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.128.123.119 (talk)

Wikipedia, believe it or not, doesn't focus on truth. The focus is on verifiability: not repeating what we think is true, but repeating what reliable sources say is true. Also, don't threaten to take legal action—that can and will get you blocked (and trying to intimidate me still does nothing).—LucasThoms 04:58, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
So Wikipedia doesn't care about the truth? Then what's the point of having a Max Havoc page or an Albert Pyun page that's not the truth? That's lies?— Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.128.123.119 (talk)
Wikipedia is a summary of what others have accepted as truth about whatever subject. It's not about what any one editor sees as "truth". Once you get back from your block, we can discuss it more if you'd like.—LucasThoms 14:01, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Stus Rollins[edit]

Dear Lucas Thoms, Thank you for revising and commenting on my article about Stus Rollins aka Stewart Rollinson. However, it is important for you to know that the article you are referring to does not violate any copyrights, because I am the author of those texts on Stus Rollins Website. I also conducted personal interwievs as you can see on youtube. Please advise on how we can proceed. I would very much like to see my article published on wikipedia, so please advise. Thank you, Yours sincerely, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pattisantoni (talkcontribs)

@Pattisantoni: The content on that website is copyrighted: not available under a free license. If you'd like to donate that text to Wikipedia, you can follow the instructions here.—LucasThoms 23:13, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Art Galleries&Artists[edit]

Hi Mr Thoms, Is this better? Wasn't sure if we should leave off the website at the end. Thank you for your advice! We are new at this. Best regards, Catherine

Art Galleries&Artists of the South Magazine, an art magazine for the right-brain Art Galleries&Artists of the South magazine showcases art galleries with world renowned artists as well as artists located in the southern United States. The Lifestyle Destinations section which acts as an art directory for locating art galleries, Emerging Artists section which features emerging artists that have been selected by a judge and the 
Of Interest section are all integral to the magazine.

Founded in 2003, the magazine highlights southern art galleries and the southern artist in a highly visual format. Art Galleries&Artists of the South is published by AGAS Publishing, llc (— Preceding unsigned comment added by ArtGalSouth (talkcontribs) )

The magazine also is featured in a website, AGASart.com, where many of the articles from the print magazine are available.

@ArtGalSouth: That is better, but it still sounds like an advertisement to me. It's very difficult to write neutrally about something you're this connected to. You should probably read this page and decide if you'd still like to write it. If you do, and you'd like any help, let me know here or by typing {{u|Lucas Thoms}}~~~~. Thanks!—LucasThoms 23:13, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! I will get someone to write it. Do you know anyone who could do this? Best, Catherine —LucasThoms 01:25, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
@ArtGalSouth: the best way is to add it to the appropriate section at Requested Articles. Follow the instructions there, and eventually someone might decide to write it. It's not fast, and it's not guaranteed that it'll get written, but that's the easiest way to get someone else to write it. The other option is to keep writing AfC drafts like you did, and make whatever adjustments reviewers recommend. This can take a while too, because AfC is "severely backlogged", with over 2100 drafts awaiting reviewing.—LucasThoms 01:25, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Ja Rule[edit]

HI, I was going over the information you provided regarding Ja Rule and you have a lot of incorrect information. He was not raised a Jehova's Whitness for that long only until the age of 9 where he then relocated to 215th st. and Woodhull in Hollis Queens where he then began dealing crack cocaine and being arrested for gun and substance possession. He went to John Adams high school a notoriously rough school and in there he continued to sell drugs. I would very much appreciate it if you could put this in formation in place of what you already have, this information that I just laid out is all documented in his book "Unruly"— Preceding unsigned comment added by Robbyrobbjm (talkcontribs)

The information you have would be great added to the article, instead of replacing information that's already there. Also, make sure that, if your addition is based on information in his book, you cite that book as a source by following the instructions here. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks!—LucasThoms 04:35, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Dennis Alexio[edit]

I don't know if I'm leaving this message in the correct place or not. I know that Wikipedia is user generated so I figured the information is only as good as whatever the source of the person who wrote it is. Hope that makes sense. Regarding the change of last name & parents name of Dennis Alexio: I grew up in the same small town that Dennis did & he lived a few blocks away from me. His father was in fact my history teacher in high school (Reese Dick). When Dennis became a kick boxer he took his mothers maiden name (she was of Greek heritage & quite a beauty). His mom worked at our local theater as an usher & ticket taker. Very nice woman. For what I think are obvious reasons Dennis did not want to be know as Dennis Dick so he made a simple change. I can understand that. I can't site any written reference. Not even my old yearbook because Dennis was a lot younger then I so he wouldn't be in any of my year books. I do have photo a his father as a teacher is my yearbook & Dennis is the spitting image of him. I don't know how to reference something that I simply personally knew because I knew his parents. You can email me at (address removed) & I can show you photo of his father but not of him with the old name. So I guess my reference would be that I knew his family.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Redhedii (talkcontribs)

@Redhedii: Sorry for the slow reply, today was way busier than I would've liked it to be. Normally, we require more than "I know this is a fact" to add something to a biographical article, because it makes it hard to verify the truth of it. However, after a few Google searches, I did find a more reliable source to support that: http://www.celebrities-galore.com/celebrities/dennis-alexio/birth-data/. You can definitely re-add the name change to the article, and cite that page as a source, by adding this code <ref>{{cite web|title=Dennis Alexio Birth Data|url=http://www.celebrities-galore.com/celebrities/dennis-alexio/birth-data/|website=Celebrities Galore|publisher=Top Synergy Group|accessdate=14 August 2014}}</ref> after the first time the article talks about the name change. If you need help with this (or anything else), let me know here or by writing {{u|Lucas Thoms}}~~~~ on your talk page. Thanks for helping improve Wikipedia!—LucasThoms 01:22, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

RFD with "Personal Attacks"[edit]

Hello. I found it amusing that you decided to interpret my opinion as a "personal attack" towards Allen. But if you thoroughly check his contribs on Wikipedia, you'll understand what I mean (and I don't mean this in a malicious condescending demeanor). Yes, I said Wikipedia, not Wikia. I have already checked his on here. I don't think it's possible to contain the drama with him on Wikia, it's already on Wikipedia with his nonsensical replies to particular forums/talk pages. Anyway, rant over. Have a nice day. 94.9.178.146 (talk) 21:18, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I think it's very possible to contain the drama on Wikia: don't bring it here and it won't be here. I have no idea whether Wikia prohibits harassment, but I know for a fact Wikipedia does. Nothing can constructively be accomplished by encouraging that he be blocked. It serves only to instigate conflicts and to drive away someone who's (apparently) trying hard to help. If he ever ends up causing problems, we'll have an issue. Until then, lay off the personal attacks.—LucasThoms 01:22, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
What?! --Allen talk 08:01, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Changes to EM Waller[edit]

I am his granddaughter and this is what he told me. I did read the article cited and the person interviewed assumed this was why he was nicknamed Nig. He was actually not particularly dark skinned either.{{unsigned ip|65.242.35.130

Is that change supported in any published source?—LucasThoms 18:29, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Confused[edit]

Hi Lucas,

About 5 minutes ago, I received a note that says my IP address edited an article on July 12 around 4 that I'd never even looked at prior to receiving your notification. I spend a lot of time on Wikipedia but have never edited any articles so I was understandably quite confused and was wondering what was up with all this? Best, RebeccaIsabella (talk) 07:21, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

@RebeccaIsabella: IP addresses can be, and often are, shared between multiple people. Additionally, some IPs rotate over time. Because of all that weirdness, if the message doesn't apply to you, it doesn't apply to you. If you didn't make whatever edit it was, especially since you have an account, you can safely ignore the message. If you need help or have any more questions, let me know here or by typing {{u|Lucas Thoms}} ~~~~ along with a message on your talk page. Thanks! —LucasThoms 11:22, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, thank you so much. :] — Preceding unsigned comment added by RebeccaIsabella (talkcontribs)

User:Amin El Ardi/sandbox[edit]

I noticed your review of this piece. I wondered if you miskeyed on the reason for declining it. The piece is a personal blog rather than an article and should probably have been rejected under what Wikipedia is not. References will not create the ability for this piece to be published, in my view. I wonder if you would mind looking again? Fiddle Faddle 08:52, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

@Timtrent: I actually did mean to put the reason I did, I just never realized that the "subject doesn't meet notability guidelines" option didn't really talk about notability. I adjusted the review. Thanks! —LucasThoms 11:35, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't know about you, but I am always learning. Thanks. Fiddle Faddle 11:36, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Where are you?[edit]

Hey @Lucas Thoms:, where have you been on Wikipedia? I haven't seen you edit yesterday! --Allen talk 18:46, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

@AllenHAcNguyen: I've been watching Wikipedia, just not doing too much active editing. Real life is a little too stressful for me to be actively doing that and this. I'll be back full-time pretty soon. —LucasThoms 19:12, 24 August 2014 (UTC)