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Information icon Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is IP making unfounded accusations. Thank you. - (talk) 09:41, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Daniel Hale Williams[edit]

You did what I've done, reverted to earlier vandalism. I've blocked the IP and an account. Dougweller (talk) 15:03, 3 October 2013 (UTC)


Good content but I rolled back your edit because you listed this as a minor update which a content addition is not. Please reedit this page and cite your sources, also don't check the minor edit box. Good addition though, thank you.

cliffsteinman -- Discuss 16:36, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

I see what you did there, you undid the removal of content to the valid April revision after reading further through the history, I'm surprised that wasn't caught sooner. Good work. cliffsteinman -- Discuss 16:40, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

kikuyu article[edit]

in my opinion the kikuyu article is written in gross colonial style, but what seemed worse about it was the genetic "analysis" of the people - would you find that in any article about northern europeans for example? - so i deleted that part... best grit — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:04, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Sam Fuld[edit]

I do not agree with reverting to the original text, he is super-human and such i credible acts need to be explained in detail


It's my pleasure to intouch you in the spirit of gratitudes towards your quality of person, as you fully understand that no one was born wise, but was born and growing with learning applications, and collaboratively learning, Thanks, --Jesmion jehovah jireh (talk) 19:06, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

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Haitian Creole Article[edit]

In the haitian creole article I listed two sources of linguists and I'm a native speaker! Si'w pa konprann mo sa yo ke m'ap ekri-yo ou pa ka di mwen ke ou konn plis pase'm.

Marina Oswald Porter[edit]

Did you even look at the changes I made to that article before reverting them? If so please show me a neutral, reliable source proving that the backyard photos of Lee Harvey Oswald are forgeries to the extent that such claims can be presented as undisputed fact. And tell me why discredited conspiracy theorist Robert Groden is suddenly a rock solid, unchallenged, reliable source. If you cannot do so, at least take this issue to the noticeboard. The page has been blatantly hijacked by conspiracy theorists, it is ridiculously biased and I would like someone to actually take a good look at it rather than automatically assume any changes to be vandalism. (talk) 23:14, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Ok, so in other words, if I add false information to any article and provide Bugs Bunny as a reference it can never be removed without a discussion and a consensus. The info I removed is indeed sourced but the info is false and the source is utter crap.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:26, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I see, as a person who rarely edits Wikipedia it is apparently up to me to take the appropriate steps to improve the article, even though I am not familiar with the process. As an experienced editor, you can't be bothered to check the article's accuracy and even make an attempt to improve it. (talk) 23:52, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

I can sympathize with your problems (somebody that doesn't know a thing about the subject strips out your edits just because it may be worded badly instead of correcting the wording). the latest thing it seems for folks to do is to undo edits instead of checking the validity of those edits. Everything *I* wrote on a nelson ledges wiki here was on an official park literature given out AT the park itself. let's see if it gets undid. (talk) 04:34, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

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dude, you stick to vandalsing jewish law pages and leave lord rothermere to me! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:51, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

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qubit no problem; i actually think the problem is in wiki, as doing something with the advert flag is hard (by definition, since I coulnd't figure out the right thing...) you can see if I am a jerk or right by looking at the error rate associated with advert flag corrections; if there are a lot of errors, the problem is clearly that wiki hasn't done a good job — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:01, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Arcadia, CA Affluence[edit]

Affluence was explained in detail in the article. City's $144K median income is substantially higher than the average American Cities. Please stop changing. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:42, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Change/edit to Maryland Symphony Orchestra[edit]

I am the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and recently went in to edit the MSO page (which we did not originate, we have no idea who put the information on the page). Received a message back that our changes/edits, etc. were not as good as the previous text and you changed the changes back to the original. That page was full of inaccurate information that must have been received from an old website. So, I'd rather have the entire page deleted than have a page up there with inaccurate information, etc. (talk) 17:49, 8 October 2013 (UTC)


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Stradivarius instruments list[edit]

I don't know how to edit it with addition of references or citations. This is well-known case of one of many items stolen from Poland during World War II, and it has been described in so many Polish books and articles - because even though it was stolen, everyone knew who took it and where it is being held... It is basically a common knowledge for those interested in this subject. In short: the "Polish King" Stradivarius is (was? since it is still being held in Russia) one of the most famous Stradivarius in Poland, because it was ordered by polish king August II himself and mainly because it was kept in immaculate condition in the collection of Oginski family (one of the wealthiest Polish estates) for few hundred years, until the moment of so-called "liberation" of Poland by Soviets in 1945, when it was just taken by Red Army officers and never returned (altogether with many other items). Later on it was used by famous Russian violinist Igor Oistrakh for many years. Here is relevant citation about this particular instrument being stolen by Soviet Union soldiers, from Polish language wikipedia page: (scroll to the bottom of "Instrumenty" section). Have a good day :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:04, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

My Edit on Common (Rapper)[edit]

Hello, Technopat I made a minor edit on Commons page that added a space in between "OfficerJeff" I don't see we this was reversed. Do we not like correct word structure?

Krazielegs22 (talk) 18:11, 11 October 2013 (UTC)Krazielegs22

Ludwig Elias Gluskin,,,NOT Grassnick[edit]

Lud Gluskin has never used or never born with the name "Grassnick" and was born in New York City. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:57, 14 October 2013 (UTC)


Hallo, in this edit you removed text and left the next sentence meaningless: please take care. You also moved the article to Pullover (exercise) but didn't add it to the dab page at Pullover. (I'll do so just now). PamD 07:36, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

"Thank you, dear Technopat, for giving up some of your spare time to converting a substandard page into something approaching an encylopedic article, albeit still a stub. While deleting some of the non-encyclopedic content you did, however, also inadvertently remove a couple of words which affected meaning. But don't fret; I fixed it. If nothing else, Wikipedia is a collaborative project and fixing things is part o' what it's all about, innit?" --Technopat (talk) 08:57, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
OK, sorry if I was a bit brusque, but I'd been baffled by this nonsensical sentence, labelled it as needing clarification, checked the one cited source and couldn't see it as having been lifted verbatim from the various occurrences of the term in that googlebook ... and then looked into the article history and saw what had happened. Happy Editing. PamD 13:42, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Nelson Kennedy Ledges (talk) 04:18, 16 October 2013 (UTC)[edit]

do you live near the ledges close enough to check out the edits you have been reverting? If it doesn't fit your version of proper english then please edit it, that's what wiki is for. Those of us near the ledges know that there are certain items that draw people to the ledges and they are the icebox, the falls all over (especially in the wintertime when they ice over)and the trails. the amount of water falling the largest falls is probably about the volume of a fire hose max and that's just after a heavy rain. (talk) 04:19, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

José María Ceballos[edit]

Hi there TECHNOPAT, AL from Portugal "here",

sorry for any inconvenience i may have incurred in in this footballer's article. I will try to find refs for a possible storyline ASAP.

Keep up the good work. --AL (talk) 15:31, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Done, to the best of my abilities. Will definitely find more refs in due time, cheers! --AL (talk) 18:02, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

RE: A belated welcome![edit]

Hey Technopat,

Thanks for the welcome and for the great tips!

VoVillia 16:19, 17 October 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vovillia (talkcontribs)


Hello technopat. I see you do not agree with the creation of Velcro sneakers so i will address that. Velcro sneakers are very notable and are worn alot around the world. The examples you stated are completely irrelevant due to the fact that it is not notable in any way. If you would like to create a article about velcro sandals then go ahead but it will be speedy deleted by an administrator. Thank you,(Mathgenious989 (talk) 22:22, 17 October 2013 (UTC))


About the Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis page....I think you've just made the mistake of reverting my edit. (talk) 09:29, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Costa Diadema[edit]

Just curious...why did you add the cleanup/reorganize template to the Costa Diadema article that is just a stub, consisting of two lines of text? Doesn't make much sense to me, as there is really little to cleanup or organize there.--Itemirus (talk) 22:16, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

While I find your remark a little picky, I indeed fixed the references - Greetings from Lake Como :-) --Itemirus (talk) 18:07, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

ETA article[edit]


I appreciate that my amendments didn't include citations but I have a busy life and don't have time to add them at the moment and learn how to insert the links correctly, etc. nothing I said was particularly controversial and all the info is easily searchable in Spanish or Basque, less so in English but not impossible. In the meantime the article is massively out of date and out of step with current events, even my additions left out a huge amount that has happened.

Personally I think it would be better to insert the (quote?) or (citation?) links giving myself or someone else a chance to add this when possible, and highlighting to anyone else that they shouldn't simply trust what is being said without further research.

In any case I don't have time to correct this properly any time soon so I guess the article will remain out of date.

Thanks rlugg1

Formating of cite template parameters[edit]

Hi, Technopat. I tweaked the change you made with this edit to The Great Gatsby. Generally speaking, adding formatting to cite template parameters should be avoided. [There are of course exceptions to the general rule, most commonly perhaps when a title is partly in italics.] The purpose of the cite templates is to do the formatting for you so the formatting is consistent throughout Wikipedia. Manually overriding the formatting sort of defeats this. Usually the only time it is necessary is when the formating of part of the parameter's value is different than the rest. In this case, the formatting of the whole parameter was the same. I changed the parameter used from "publisher" to "work", which achieves the same italic effect you were after. I have to admit that the definition of purpose of those parameters is quite vague and I often don't even know which is appropriate. At some point, it should be ironed out on the cite template doc pages. Jason Quinn (talk) 13:00, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks for that :) --Technopat (talk) 13:06, 24 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi Technopat, would be glad to help to revert vandals. For more subtle edits, I am in the same situations as you are. If someone tweaks a stat, most often, I won't know whether he is right or wrong ! But shall definitely keep an eye on it. Tintin 05:00, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Me no habla espanol[edit]

Seal island - the Point Matthew plaque - with the info about the distances (seal island 3/4 of a mile, south pole 3,000 +) - is the reference point - I will be there again in about 4 weeks, I'll take some more photos to try to make thing more self explanatory... satusuro 09:25, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Ooops/Jon Anderson page[edit]

Hi, I saw your message, sorry, my mistake, I'm not familiar with how this stuff works. I apologize. I did not know I screwed anything up.

But since you were nice enough to say hello, perhaps you can help. There is a cool radio interview with Jon Anderson at


and I was trying to see if it could be linked at the bottom of the Jon Anderson page. Its pretty appropriate and I think people would find it useful & informative. (There's also interviews with Steve Howe, Bill Bruford and other prog-rock pioneers at that page too.) BUT it seems like that page is blocked by some kind of spam firewall or wikipedia black-list. Can you help? Maybe at least get that page off of the wikipedia black list? That would help! I know te guy who does these interviews and there's no reason it should be on a spam list, they never spam and he's not even working for a vreal radio station anymore. These archive are for educational and informative purposes anyway.

I've heard alot about people getting spam-blacklisted on wiki who aren't spammers at all. I think this is one of those cases.

Thanks if you can help! And Thanks for your comments!

- Gooch

(on facebook as "Da Gooch")

21:48, 25 October 2013 (UTC)~

PS - It wouldn't let me reply to your message the first time because apparently (!??) the blocked page link was in my body copy? I added spaces...This sucks, can you fix? here's what it said

Your edit was not saved because it contains a new external link to a site registered on Wikipedia's blacklist.

WTF? 21:48, 25 October 2013 (UTC)~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Skip James[edit]

Please leave a link to my article "Meeting Skip James" at the end of the Wikipedia article on him. It is a first hand account of my interactions with Skip James and a refutation, never questioned by anyone to this day, of the Stephen Calt book "I'd Rather Be The Devil" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:14, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

last changes[edit]


i just want to modifie the born data at Jean-Marc Reiser because when he was borned, France not exist, so the official name of that territory was: Military Administration in France (Militärverwaltung in Frankreich).

Unfortunately i cannot change the born place, so now the data is not valid, and not true. Please make this modification or otherwise feel free to contact me anyitme.

Thanks in advance:

Andreas — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:28, 28 October 2013 (UTC)