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I want to Thank you for the update and helping me understand more about wikipedia and what is acceptable. I appreciate you adding the necessary links and what I currently do. Hopefully in the future you will see recognize my name worldwide. LOL All the best to you. Thank you also for keeping a watch on this page. Keep up the great work. Anytime you want to communicate directly with me you know my email (Brett@TransformDiet.com). Enjoy your weekend. Thank you. -Brett
Please Help Me
On the AIDS denialism Talk page...Users with power are abusing it: Here is what is taking place Mr. Sailsbystars. I have seen your edits. You are fair. Please help me. Thank you
USER DBRODBECK continues to blank the page on AIDS Denialism TALK PAGE Why are you removing sources? THE TALK PAGE IS AIDS DENIALISM!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M REPORTING YOU DBRODBECK (USER) http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/controversy.htm
This USER: User:Dbrodbeck Continues to remove every quote from great sources!!!! WHY? He told me to "Take my AIDS denialism some where else????? This is the TALK PAGE FOR SOURCES!!!!
The source shows over 2000 Virologists!!! I'm not showing my opinion...REPORTING THE FACTS! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:56, 9 December 2014 (UTC
I see you have been involved with this discussion Mr. Esprqii. Can you please watch this page? No opinions are given and Dbrodbeck removes the sources over and over. He is abusing his power. Here is the talk page for your help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:HIV/AIDS_denialism
Can you please look at the history of Drodbeck. His blanking of every page is abuse. Here is the history and notice his edits: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:HIV/AIDS_denialism&action=history
Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:13, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
3. He (Drodbeck) now changed the page again under a new user name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Yobol Please do not let him get away with it. He is so abusive. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:17, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
4. This user has now removed RELIABLE SOURCES...They are all hiding anything. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Zad68&action=history
5. 5. This user says I have been "abusive"??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:BullRangifer How is this possible? You can see every quote is from the best sources there are. Why are they all hiding this? Is this a witch hunt? To stop truth? Please help me. I have not been abusive. You can see the history. I have simply put the sources down to better the page showing over 2000 virologists. NO POWERFUL EDITOR allows anything to be posted to make it fair???!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:47, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
6. My History...I have been fair http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/188.8.131.52 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:50, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
L.A. event on Tuesday, January 20
|Wik-Ed Women editing session (1/20, 6-10pm)|
Dear fellow Wikipedian,
Please join us at an event this coming Tuesday: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on January 20 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.
Café Apropo bombing
Hi. What's the problem? I'm not violating copyright, I'm using a known Israeli newspaper as a source. It's the only way to edit in Wikipedia: paraphrasing what reliable sources say. How do you suggest we use this source without coping verbatim or violating copyright? Although in a different manner, I hope you restore the material as soon as possible. Thanks.--Ashurbanippal (talk) 00:05, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
- Paraphrasing is bad, and the text you added wasn't even a paraphrase... it was almost verbatim copying! There was nothing wrong with the source or adding the information to the article in general... but copyright violations are taken quite seriously on-wiki. You might want to read the essay at Wikipedia:Close_paraphrasing which explains in more detail why paraphrasing is bad. Essentially the best way of adding a new bit of information to an article is to read the source and then, without looking at the source, write your own summary of the source's contents. I've gone ahead and re-added the source, but with my own summary that avoids any similarity to the wording of the original source  (also incidentally, it fits better in the location where I put it). Feel free to tweak what I wrote if you have a better idea for the wording... I'm not entirely satisfied with my own summary, but I think it's a useable start... Sailsbystars (talk) 04:08, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
LA edit-a-thons on February 14, 17, and 21
|Redondo Loves Wikipedia (2/14), Wik-Ed Women (2/17), and Unforgetting LA at the Getty (2/21)!|
Dear fellow Wikipedian,
The LA Wikipedia community has three events in mid-February -- please consider attending!
First, we have a Valentine's Day edit-a-thon appropriately named Redondo Loves Wikipedia, which will take place at the Redondo Beach Public Library from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, February 14. Join library staff, the Redondo Beach Historical Society, and others to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of Redondo Beach!
Second, we have a Wik-Ed Women editing session on Tuesday, February 17 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists.
Third, we have an Unforgetting LA event put on by East of Borneo in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute. Come help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LA design and architecture, and have an awesome free day at the museum -- parking will be validated for edit-a-thon participants! If you'd like to use particular books from GRI's great collection, be sure to email before 2/13 (instructions at event page).
And be sure to check out our main meetup page, because we already have three SoCal events scheduled for early March!
LA edit-a-thons on March 18 (tomorrow!) and 28
|Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thon (3/18), Redondo Loves Wikipedia (3/28)|
Dear fellow Wikipedian,
The LA Wikipedia community has two events in this second half of March -- please consider attending!
First, there is a memorial edit-a-thon in honor of the prolific LA Wikipedian Adrianne Wadewitz, which is being held downtown on March 18 (tomorrow!) from noon to 8pm as a part of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' annual conference. Please drop by to contribute your own work or teach other users how to write for Wikipedia.
Second, there will be an event at the Redondo Beach Public Library (following up on last month's session), in collaboration with the Redondo Beach Historical Society. Please join us from 10am to noon on Saturday, March 28 at the main branch of the Redondo Beach Public Library!