User talk:Lucas Thoms

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About the huggle whitelist[edit]

Hey, I need some help with something. I recently changed my username from Reliableforever to KorinoChikara. My old username, Reliableforever, is still on the whitelist though. I was wondering if there was a way to update it with KorinoChikara. Thanks! --Kanashimi Hyoketsu 21:42, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

@KorinoChikara: I think I got you added. Up until now, I had absolutely no idea how the whitelist worked. Apparently, if an edit is marked as good (keyboard shortcut g), the editor behind it gets whitelisted. Being on the whitelist results in an "Are you sure?" box for (almost) any Huggler trying to undo your edits, and hides your edits from some(?) Huggle queues. I guess you really do learn something new every day. Thanks and happy editing!—LucasThoms 22:30, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I didn't know that either, but I did know a whitelist is good. Actually is very interesting. Anyways, thanks again! --Kanashimi Hyoketsu 13:45, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Lucas Thoms. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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Your GA nomination of Plano, Illinois[edit]

The article Plano, Illinois you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol oppose vote.svg; see Talk:Plano, Illinois for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Teemu08 (talk) 21:37, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Reverted edit on Piston_(disambiguation)[edit]

Can I ask why you reverted it as soon as I publish it? Have you done any actual research on the matter? I think you were quite quick on the trigger in this case. (talk) 03:10, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages like that one are intended to link to articles about the topic (in this case, piston). If there is no article to link to, it doesn't belong on a disambiguation page. If you need any other help, let me know! Thanks! —LucasThoms 03:13, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Alright, I'll find this paragraph and link it bleh. This is so complicated. (talk) 03:19, 25 November 2014 (UTC)