User talk:SmilingFace

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A welcome from Andy Shen[edit]

Hi, SmilingFace, Welcome to Wikipedia! Wikipedia-logo.png
I'm Andy Shen. I noticed that you were new and/or have yet to receive any messages so I just thought I'd pop in to say "hello". We're glad to have you in our community! I hope you like this place — I sure do — and want to stay. Wikipedia can be a little intimidating at first, since it's so big but we won't bite so Be Bold and get what you know down in microchips! If you do make a mistake, that's fine, we'll assume good faith and just correct you: it'll take a few seconds maximum! Here, however, are a few links to get you started:

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Happy Wiki-ing.[edit]

- Andy Shen


Messianic Judaism[edit]

I don't think you got to edit the MJ page the way you wanted to. If you are still interested, please feel free to do so. Rivka 18:10, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Shine, Jesus, Shine[edit]

No, I don't mind. (I'll go ahead and remove it myself). I just added that because it was the first album I was familiar with that contained the song. Sorry about that. WAVY 10 15:56, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Just so you know[edit]

Re rearley indef. block IP's, that's because they could be shared by multiple people. Cheers,JetLover (Report a mistake) 22:48, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Also, your AIV report had to be removed because the guy only got one warning. You've got to put warnings on their talk page, they are:

{{Subst:uw-v1}} {{Subst:uw-v2}} {{Subst:uw-v3}} {{Subst:uw-v4}}

Try that next time

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But here's for trying! Cheers,JetLover (Report a mistake) 22:53, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Overuse of Minor edit box[edit]

I just had a quick glance at a few of your edits. I think that you are overusing the minor edit box. This, in no way, suggests I disagree with your edits. I just think that many exceed the standard of "requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute." I hope you'll review the guidelines. Novangelis (talk) 19:45, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

The Show preview button[edit]

I noticed your edit which caused the Megachurch article to be accidentally redirected. Are you aware of the Show preview button? I have found this to be a great help when I am unsure how my changes will be presented. I hope this helps. Regards LittleOldMe (talk) 12:41, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Neo-evangelicalism[edit]

I do object to recreating the merged article. It will recreate the defects then considered.

Neither article (nor an editor) could indicate the significance of the term neo-evangelicalism v. evangelicalism. I believe I have the idea now but if I do it seem to be a term now used among certain groups. I recommend you improve Evangelicalism with a Neo-evangelicalism section, if you can, while keeping the overlap and difference in these two terms clear. Once you have done this-- if it seems warranted-- then propose to split out the Neo-evangelicalism section into an separate article. This will be the best serve to the reader.--Carlaude (talk) 14:16, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Michael Perry[edit]

Thanks for starting an article on Michael Perry (hymnwriter). I found it after reading about him in a magazine, and have expanded it using the sources you provided. If you start any more articles that will need expanding, it's worth adding a suitable stub template; see Category:Stub categories. Best wishes, Fayenatic (talk) 14:03, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Interesting, I have no recollection of starting it, but the history confirms I did! Glad to have helped. Sidefall (talk) 10:18, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Ben niddah[edit]

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An editor has nominated one or more articles which you have created or worked on, for deletion. The nominated article is Ben niddah. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also Wikipedia:Notability and "What Wikipedia is not").

Your opinions on whether the article meets inclusion criteria and what should be done with the article are welcome; please participate in the discussion(s) by adding your comments to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ben niddah. Please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also edit the article during the discussion to improve it but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate.

Please note: This is an automatic notification by a bot. I have nothing to do with this article or the deletion nomination, and can't do anything about it. --Erwin85Bot (talk) 01:07, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Spastic[edit]

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An editor has nominated one or more articles which you have created or worked on, for deletion. The nominated article is Spastic. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also Wikipedia:Notability and "What Wikipedia is not").

Your opinions on whether the article meets inclusion criteria and what should be done with the article are welcome; please participate in the discussion(s) by adding your comments to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Spastic. Please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also edit the article during the discussion to improve it but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate.

Please note: This is an automatic notification by a bot. I have nothing to do with this article or the deletion nomination, and can't do anything about it. --Erwin85Bot (talk) 01:12, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Televangelism[edit]

Hi, would you mind taking a look at the Televangelism article? Namely the edits done by the anon that precede mine. I already removed one POV/bias statement from it, but suspect other damage may have been done as well. This topic is not one I can claim any real knowledge on, and I see that you've made some large contributions to the article, so I was hoping you'd see what else I missed that the anon shouldn't have changed (IF anything).

IF you do need to revert all his additions (and thus mine as well), please of course feel free - mine was only a small fix, BLPish in nature until I could find someone more knowledgeable about the article. Just of course don't revert-vandal me. ;-) Best, Robert ROBERTMFROMLI TALK/CNTRB 23:55, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

AFD[edit]

An article you have edited, Jonathan Stephen is under AFD.I.Casaubon (talk) 21:33, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Image tagging for File:John Stott.jpg[edit]

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License tagging for File:JohnStott.jpg[edit]

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Archiving sources[edit]

Hi, it's interesting that we meet again! Thanks for good work on the article that you re-created. As some of the links are liable to disappear – and at least one that I restored today already has – I recommend you to check http://archive.org and http://www.webcitation.org/query to see if they have been archived, and if not then archive them at http://www.webcitation.org

We should also stick to summarising what's already published in reliable sources. Some of the current content is probably crossing the line WP:No original research. – Fayenatic London 18:05, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it's interesting to come across you again, and thanks for your good work as well. I have used archive.org in some of my previous editing, and I'll see what I can do to archive links with webcitation - I agree that some of them may disappear. I have tried to comply with all policies - I'd be interested to know what you think might be over the WP:NOR line as I did make an effort not to go beyond what's in the sources. That said, someone could argue that some of the refs breach WP:BLPSPS but we'll just have to wait and see if it gets brought up. Best wishes, SmilingFace (talk) 19:30, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

List of scandals[edit]

I have reverted your page move because (a) I don't agree with it, and (b) I don't think my move counts as "recent" per WP:RM/TR. So, perhaps you can suggest a move at Wikipedia:Requested moves. Alternatively, you could start and RfC regarding the scope of the article. I'm sure we both agree that the name should match the scope. StAnselm (talk) 07:53, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

By the way, you should read Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christian evangelist scandals, if you haven't already done so. The original article name was Christian televangelist scandals, which does, perhaps, have an American flavor. StAnselm (talk) 07:59, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
But looking over your edit history, I see you've edited the page a fair bit. Welcome back to Wikipedia. StAnselm (talk) 08:01, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi, let's continue on the article talk page - it seems a much better place. SmilingFace (talk) 08:38, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

You say you don't want to get into an edit war, but you have already broken the three-revert rule with four edits in the space of half an hour. Please consider self-reverting. StAnselm (talk) 13:35, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey SmilingFace. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 22:09, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Sound devices[edit]

The deleted article was all of one sentence long, to the effect of "Sound devices is a company that makes audio equipment, like speakers and headphones." - I could give you the deleted copy, but you might as well start over. WilyD 08:32, 18 October 2013 (UTC)