User talk:Psych0-007

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Hi psych,

In regards to your MDMA edit being deleted, I may have been one of the editors to have done so in the past, so instead of doing this now I'll offer some suggestions:

  • The sentence "but goverment funding has seized in recent years" does not make sense. Did you mean "ceased"?
  • In general, the edit is a little verbose. "GC/MS and HPLC/MS analysis" isn't very meaningful to most people, if you can link it to another Wiki page about those analysis methods that would be helpful, otherwise that sort of thing is best left out.
  • There doesn't need to be a complete list of substances tested for, especially if we're not talking Ex tablets. This article is on MDMA and while blotter information and the like might certainly be relevant to someone, it belongs on another page. The cocaine-atropine combo I haven't heard of (fucking yikes!), but it isn't really relevant to this article.
  • The idea that dangerous substances may crop up is also basically already stated and is basically a given so doesn't need to be restated, and PMA has its own little section right below Purity and doesn't need to be explained any here.
  • Citations about the Dutch program would definitely be helpful in giving your info credibility.

Lazy days,

Kst447 (talk) 04:05, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for responding. One thing I would also suggest is that you use the MDMA talk page to discuss your changes. Some people think editing Wikipedia makes them God and whenever they see something they don't agree with they will write/delete very authoritatively, but don't let that throw you. Explaining your changes and citing sources will always help things along if your contributions are being deleted, and although I'm not sure how active the talk page is, there are a couple regulars who frequent this article and are very knowledgeable in this area who can help in reaching a consensus as to the main article's new content.
That being said, it isn't always or even often necessary to discuss changes, as I seldom do. Basically, if your contribution is written well, is appropriately placed in the right section, appropriate for the article, and you've cited reliable sources, you should be in the clear.
Edit boldly,
Kst447 (talk) 21:53, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Cocaine[edit]

Hello, Psych0-007. I wanted to let you know that after fact checking, I decided to undo your two recent edits to this article. Your first edit was not supported by the reference already contained in that sentence. As such, your edit appears to be original research, which is not allowed. (Note: If you have a reliable source for this information, you can restore your edit by citing that source.) Your second edit was inconsistent with Wikipedia:Naming conventions (settlements). Thank you for your understanding. Accurizer (talk) 23:21, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Former NATO Secretary General Josep Luns.jpg[edit]

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Spain/Portugal[edit]

Hi. Not sure if you have your centuries mixed up here: note that 1400s=15th century, 1500s=16th century, 1600s=17th century. The Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico in the 1520s (16th C) and Peru in the 1530s. By the end of the the 1400s (15th C) Portugal had not even set foot in Brazil and had only just reached India, yet to "discover" SE Asia and Japan, all of which happened in the first half of the 16th C. The Dutch did not arrive on the scene until the early 1600s (17th C). The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick t 23:56, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Navies, of the Royal variety[edit]

Hello. Can you explain why you think the navy in question is unclear, given the context? We're talking about a Swedish officer leaking information to the British. Which other Royal Navy is possible under those circumstances, apart from the Royal Swedish Navy, but that's handily linked as the Swedish Navy, so that rules that out. Thanks. Parsecboy (talk) 15:26, 16 February 2014 (UTC)