User talk:Valfontis

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1. South Wasco County High School, per User talk:Tedder#South Wasco County High School Valfontis (talk) 22:48, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

2. Talk:Caulk boots Valfontis (talk) 13:55, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

3. Hermiston, Oregon Valfontis (talk) 15:27, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

4. Hope Abbey Valfontis (talk) 15:27, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

5+ Roy, USCGC Fir (WLM-212), Laurelhurst. Valfontis (talk) 18:27, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

6. Edgar M. Lazarus--add Teague info

7. Scan legislator bios for AM

inattentive edits and reversions to Lewis & Clark Law School[edit]

Lewis & Clark Law School you reverted changes to the alumni section and it has incorrect citations for members of the legal community. The updated version that you reverted from correctly cited the difference between federal and state judges. With your revision, the federal judges are listed as "justices." That ought to get fixed. You also dropped several alumni that had been added. And can you explain the reason you removed the photos from several sections? The overall issue with your edits is that you reverted to inaccurate references that had been painstakingly changed and cited. If there were issues, then the site needed a surgical edit not a meat clever.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lbcstud562 (talkcontribs) June 7, 2014‎

Hi there LBC, nice to meet you. I'm sorry you found my edits "inattentive". Do you know about the page history? You can read about page histories here: Help:Page history. That will show how my edits were explained in my edit summaries. You can read about edit summaries here: Help:Edit summaries. If you look at the history of the LC Law School page you can see my rationale for removing the images. (Also, if you click on what we call "diffs" you can compare the old and new versions of the article.) Basically, as far as I could tell, most of the images are in violation of copyright despite claiming on Commons that these images are your own work. If you can fix the licensing on Commons to prove you own the rights to those images, feel free to restore them. As far as the alumni section, be sure to read up on civility and assuming good faith. I realize that my reversion of the alumni section was probably not ideal, in that there were probably some missing entries and citations. I felt reversion would be less work than removing the headings and re-alphabetizing the more recent version of that section. I didn't have time go back through and fix it, sorry about that! Feel free to do so, and make the other edits you suggested above, remembering of course that on Wikipedia our standard for notability when listing people in alumni sections is that they already have a Wikipedia article. I hope that explains. Have a fantastic day! P.S. Don't forget to sign your posts with 4 tildes (~~~~). Valfontis (talk) 00:59, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Lbcstud562, also review WP:UNIGUIDE, the guideline for university articles, which explains some of this. Aboutmovies (talk) 03:58, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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What is this?[edit]

Care to explain this edit? It says "This account may need to be blocked." I only edit Wikipedia under my name. Who is accusing me of being a sockpuppet? I have the right to know. Is it you? If so, kindly tell me where I am supposed to be editing under two names.

About Kevin Rose, his offer to buy back the house he purchased is bogus, which is why I reversed it. It was his duty to perform due diligence on his house -- to have it inspected for termites, structural damage, etc. before he bought it. Everybody who has purchased a house knows this. He obviously didn't have the house inspected before he bought it. You can't buy something, have buyer's remorse, and expect the seller to buy it back from you. You can do that with shoes, but not with houses. Rose's offer to buy back the house is just a ploy to fend off his would-be new neighbors.

More importantly, I really need to know why you think I'm a sockpuppet. I take this charge very seriously. You owe me an apology. Chisme (talk) 16:10, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi there, Chisme, how are you? Thank you for contacting me. See the old version of your page? Scroll down to the bottom of the page. By storing the {{sockpuppeteer}} template on your page, it put you into the Category:Wikipedia sockpuppeteers. Are you a sockpuppeteer? I didn't think so, so "substed" the template, that is I made it so it would render the code onto your page. Then I removed the category so you wouldn't be falsely placed in the category. A better way to store templates on your page is to put "tl|" inside them, like this: {{tl|sockpuppeteer}}. That way you have a copy of the template you can use to copy and paste. If you want the actual template to render fully on the page as it would look in use, then it should be "substed". I hope that explains. I won't address the Rose thing since you didn't link to the article. Normally I would delete posts that don't link to the article(s) in question (as per the "Read Me" note at the top of the page), but since your post is addressing multiple issues I chose to reply. So rather than owe you an apology (and I am truly sorry there was a misunderstanding) I think you should realize I was actually trying to help you. Have a great day! Valfontis (talk) 16:52, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
P.S. Chisme, I did explain what I was doing in the edit summaries, sorry if it was unclear. A sockpuppteer accusation would of course require I put a note on your talk page. Valfontis (talk) 16:55, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
No problema. Thanks for the explanation. Chisme (talk) 20:06, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

thanks for the leads![edit]

Hi Valfontis, thanks a million for the links to flooded-out Oregon cities. Exactly what I needed. cheers! Finn-jd-john (talk) 17:20, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Finn, just give in and buy a copy! Let me know if you run across any cool ones that need articles on here. Valfontis (talk) 18:29, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Randolph, Oregon[edit]

Looks pretty good to me, thank you for writing this article. I was meaning to do it, but you've done much better than I could have done. I think there's nothing at Randolph except swamp now. I'm working on a series of articles on Coquille River and Coos Bay steamboats, keep your eye out for more ghost towns.Mtsmallwood (talk) 15:52, 21 July 2014 (UTC)


for the welcome :) HamSalad (talk) 08:18, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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