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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Millionsandbillions, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! WLU 20:59, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Trivia tags[edit]

Hi. I noted that you tagged the Sylvia Likens article for trivia in the section entitled "In popular culture." I'd refer you to WP:Trivia regarding what trivia is, and what it is not. This says that "the term "trivia section" refers to a section's content, not its name. A trivia section is one that contains a disorganized and unselective list." If you would note, the popular culture section in the Likens article is a referenced list of publications and one film about or based on this case. It's not disorganized or unselective. I changed the title of the section to "In media" and removed the tag. In a similar vein, on the An American Crime article, although the section was actually titled "Trivia," it was not trivia, and a change in title was more appropriate. I changed the section title and removed that tag as well. I encourage you to tag trivia when you find it, but make the appropriate changes necessary when a section doesn't meet the definition. Thanks. Wildhartlivie (talk) 21:47, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

No need to worry, sometimes it's hard to know what the right thing to do is on Wikipedia. The trivia issue has been hotly debated at times. It's more important to learn than not do anything. Being a Hoosier who knew about the Sylvia Likens story WAY to close to when it happened, I'm pleased to see interest in her story from Canada. :) Wildhartlivie (talk) 22:04, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Jared Fogel[edit]

Hello,

I reverted your good faith edits to Talk:Jared Fogle. While you are correct that it is considered bad form to remove other peoples comments from talk pages, the exception is from WP:BLP

"We must get the article right.[1] Be very firm about the use of high quality references. Unsourced or poorly sourced contentious material — whether negative, positive, or just questionable — about living persons should be removed immediately and without discussion from Wikipedia articles,[2] talk pages, user pages, and project space."

Leaving poorly sourced allegations in the talk pages gives credence to unproven facts. Cordially,SeaphotoTalk 00:38, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment on my talk page. I could tell you had good intentions, and editing Wikipedia is a constant learning process (as a look at my own talk page clearly indicates).SeaphotoTalk 23:46, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Targets of the WBC[edit]

First I would like to thank you for pointing out that GodHatesGoths.com was satire. Still I can't help but feel the part about mentally disabled people was plagarized from the WBC website. If there is any website that deserves to be plagarized and violated, it is the WBC website. Its a shame more hackers haven't attacked the WBC website, or their other domain names or squatted possibled domain names to redirect to the Red Cross like LowTax of SomethingAwful.com did with GodHatesNewOrleans.com.

Secondly, thanks for removing the part about the 2008 floods in the Missouri. The flood only happened about two weeks ago and already the WBC has pounced on my home town like vultures circling an injured animal. Perhaps that was really posted by some WBC member or a supporter living in the St. Louis area. At any rate, we are ready to stop them from making their threats (see my comments on why they are domestic terrorists). These domestic terrorists are not welcome. The First Ammendments allows them to express their opinions but it does not permit them the right to disrespect fallen soliders or to cause misfortune for a fallen solider's family or by advertising their innate beliefs before any musical performance, after any school shooting, or during a solider's funeral.

I'm just concerned that their actions are a precursor to something far more malevolent than websites and protests. --Bushido Hacks (talk) 17:19, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

An Invite to join WikiProject Genetics[edit]

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We look forward to working with you in the project! Liveste (talkedits) 13:50, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

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Quick note[edit]

Hello, here's a quick note. You accidentally warned the wrong user. You warned 24.178.186.5 when you meant to warn 71.28.85.145. I removed the warning. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 16:31, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for removing it, sorry about that. Millionsandbillions (talk) 16:37, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
NP. ~a (usertalkcontribs) 16:39, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Sherman, Texas bus accident[edit]

I added some information to Sherman, Texas bus accident. You may want to take a look at my comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sherman, Texas bus accident. --Eastmain (talk) 21:43, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Meaford, Ontario[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add original research or novel syntheses of previously published material to our articles as you apparently did to Meaford, Ontario. Please cite a reliable source for all of your information. In particular, a story such as the one you added requires a) secondary sources for support, and b) some support of its notability. Dl2000 (talk) 02:12, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Sorry, I didn't mean to add OR into an article, I was just trying to revert what I thought was vandalism from an anonymous IP who kept removing the section without giving a reason for it in the edit summary. I don't know who put that section in that article in the first place. Having used to live in this town I can say that there was a book written by Jess Stearn called The Search for the Girl with the Blue Eyes and that (as far as I know) the story did actually take place, although the story has become a sort of folklore in Meaford and, because of that, it is hard to separate fact from fiction. I have a copy of the Girl with the Blue Eyes book at my house but I have never actually read it because I find those kinds of books silly in the extreme. I'll read it to see what actually happened. I'll also try to find secondary sources to ascertain it's notability, although since the book was published decades ago, that may be hard to accomplish. There should also be some sort of write-up on Beautiful Joe in the article rather that just a see also pointing to his own article, seeing as his story is a lot more influential to the history of the town. Millionsandbillions (talk) 13:04, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm cancelling the above warning, accepting your explanation (and the fact I should have looked deeper into the revision history for the real story here) - concur that the other reverting user (not me, incidentally) should have provided an explanation for the deletion. Perhaps a better approach would be having an article on the book in question, if notable and verifiable enough, then a link from Meaford, Ontario if that community figures prominently. Dl2000 (talk) 02:50, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

List of serial killers by country[edit]

Hello, I reverted three of your good faith edits to List of serial killers by country:

  • Abdullah Shah – Identifying him as a serial killer based on the limited, unverifiable information in the article could be considered original research
  • Ricardo Caputo – The article does not make it clear whether he is considered by experts and/or general media to be a serial killer or mass murderer.
  • Dennis Allen – The article says he died awaiting trial for murder; however, he is not identified as a serial killer.

If you'd like to discuss this, feel free to visit my talk page. Thanks, momoricks (make my day) 05:44, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Arthur Shelton[edit]

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Oops[edit]

Thanks for the fix ([1]) – I need to be careful about that. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 14:27, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

No problem. I've seen worse mistakes. -- Millionsandbillions (talk) 18:16, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Nexus (professional wrestling)[edit]

The discussion about Skip Sheffield's status has been long ongoing. You should contribute to the discussion rather than listing him as a 'former' member. ☆ Antoshi ☆ T | C 19:26, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

I really didn't mean to do any harm I just was reading the page and thought I could fix two broken tables (the Current Nexus and Former Nexus tables) I did not know that thoses tables were in that brpken state due to previous edits that made them that way. I admit that I should have checked the edit history before I edited. I'm sorry. --Millionsandbillions (talk) 19:41, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Interest in your involvement[edit]

Hello Millionsandbillions,

I'm writing an essay regarding the reliability of Wikipedia as a social coordination structure with specific reference to the Westboro Baptist Church entry. I noticed that you are highly experienced with Wikipedia and have been making edits for a long time. I was wondering if you would give me your insight on why Wikipedia is a reliable source for information, as well as your experience in trying to contribute to Wikipedia.

Take care, Chris — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.100.254.151 (talk) 18:26, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Weapons columns[edit]

Hello, I wondered if you might be interested in commenting at a discussion on my talk page about the "W" column in the massacre lists. Thanks! Mlm42 (talk) 13:28, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

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