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Please comment on Talk:Nofel Izz[edit]

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Jan Terri[edit]

I fixed a broken link. The link to the Daily Show video was massively outdated.

50.177.38.70 (talk) 13:20, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Not sure why I reverted that one, my mistake. I have reinstated the link you provided. I couldn't just self-revert since other update had been made. Thanks for pointing this out. Vertium When all is said and done 15:22, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

A change is requested on Mrs. Piper page[edit]

Hi Vertium, My name is Ehsan and you undid my changes a couple of times. I see that referring to those references is not accurate and it just reflects one side of the story in a biased way. I referred to a another reference to reflect the ideas of the other side but you erased that. I am not sure if I am sending this message to you in the correct page, so I am not sure if you will see it or not. Just for the example, the ideas of a recreational mathematician has been reflected (he is not even expert in psi phenomenon) but when I add the clear statement of Society of Psychic Research, you eliminated that. Even, if it seems unusual, we should reflect the ideas of both side, specially the people who has investigated the case (Society of Psychic Research). Let me know if I am wrong. 74.195.244.87 (talk) 15:25, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Let me clarify a couple of things... first, when you're writing to someone about a page or an edit, it's really helpful to actually tell me the page to which you're referring. There is no page entitled "Mrs. Piper", so I presume you're referring to the Leonora Piper article. Next, I have reverted only one edit there, and it was the insertion of the word "recreational" in front of the word "mathematician". Your edit had no citation indicating how or why someone might be a "recreational mathematician" (which I'm not even sure what that means) or that Lenora Piper was one. Also, you did not provide an an edit summary indicating why you had added this change in the article. Absent those two things, and another editor's previous removal of the same change, I found your addition to be unsupported and reverted it. If you have evidence that she was indeed a "recreational mathematician", then you should provide it as a reference. You might also consider expanding the article to explain what a recreational mathematician is, and why it's important to the article on Leonora Piper. Thanks. Vertium When all is said and done 13:31, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I studied carefully the page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonora_Piper#cite_note-47. However, I found that the whole article has focused on failures of this medium's and there is not reference to other investigators who has found evidential facts supporting this medium's work. I just want the article to be unbiased and report both sides of the coins not only view point of one set of skeptics. I have revised just a small part of it but every time I found you reverted it back. Please check out the new changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.195.244.87 (talk) 13:46, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Hello again. I have made exactly one edit to this page. I don't know you're fully familiar with reading a page history, but I haven't reverted anything "every time". Please become familiar with:
  • 1) how to read a page's history.
  • 2) how to cite a change you are making. If a page has errors, you should correct them, but you have to have references for the changes. You can't simply change it because you believe it to be inaccurate.
  • 3) how to put a comment in the section where it belongs. Please don't just put your comments about this article at the bottom of my talk page. There is a section for this discussion, so you should add to it instead of starting another section or putting your text in a different section altogether.
If you are going to be making ongoing edits to the wikipedia, please consider establishing a user account and I encourage you to spend some time learning how to determine notability of a topic or person, provide reliable sources and insert references correctly. If you focus on the guidelines and rules of the encyclopedia, fewer of your edits will get reverted. As a side note, I have no interest in this article at all. I reverted one unsupported update you made and that's all I've done to it.
Lastly, please sign your entries by putting four tildes ~~~~ at the end of your text. Thanks! Vertium When all is said and done 15:41, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Vertium for your detailed explanation. I am working on my skills to learn more about editing and talk pages etc. in wikipedia. Ehsan 74.195.244.87 (talk) 17:04, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 08 October 2014[edit]

Please comment on Talk:Rebecca Bardoux[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:TotalBiscuit[edit]

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Updating CVUA Pages[edit]

Hi Vertium,
I'm (or used to be, that is) WritingEnthusiast14. I recently had myself renamed to "Biblioworm", so I'm planning on updating my name under your graduates list and moving my previous instruction page to reflect my new username. I just wanted to ask you if you're fine with that, seeing that my instruction page is under your userspace. Thanks, --Biblioworm (talk | contribs) 03:31, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Hey, I'll handle moving the instruction page, but feel free to update the CVUA info. Hope things are going well! Vertium When all is said and done 16:40, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I guessed that you would probably want to handle the page move, but I've already updated the CVUA page. By the way, I'm thinking about becoming a CVUA trainer sometime in the near future. Do you think I have enough experience as is, or should I wait a little while? (I'll also have to put together my curriculum, so that will probably take some time.) Thanks, --Biblioworm 19:54, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Biblioworm, if you enjoy training and mentoring, CVUA is a great service, and with your edit count, I think you clearly qualify. The only question I'd ask is how many of your vandalism reversions get argued with or corrected by others. Even with as many as I've done, I still occasionally will get someone pointing out a bad revert. If nearly all of yours are standing on their own, that's a good indicator that you're at a level of competency that would serve you well in training others. I can't remember how many I had when I inserted myself as a trainer, but training is what I do for a living, so building the curriculum and the rubric was pretty much second nature to me. Nowadays, I don't think that CVUA gets a ton of activity, but as you saw for yourself, if someone is interested in it, they'll reach out. I'm backing away from the academy a bit, because there's one admin in particular who sometimes acts as if the CVUA is his personal domain and he can get pretty bossy about how it's "run". I think that sometimes, people forget that this is an all-volunteer effort. If you are interested, though, I'd recommend it as I've always found those I've helped train in CVUA to be great people to work with. Best of luck to you! Vertium When all is said and done 02:35, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
From what I recall, most of my reverts have not been questioned. (Legitimately, that is. I'm not counting the angry messages I sometimes get from obvious vandals.) Unfortunately, training is not what I do for a living, so curriculum building might not come as naturally for me. Nonetheless, I get working on writing it shortly.
I know who the admin you're talking about is. Of course, Wikipedians assume good faith, so I'm sure that he has good intentions. I'm not extremely concerned about that, but what I am concerned about is people who think that you have to be here for at least a year to be fit to mentor others, so I'm not sure how well adding myself to the trainers list will go over with those sort of people... --Biblioworm 03:15, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I always assume good faith until such assumptions are quashed by people's behavior. If the duration of your tenure is a concern, continue on your current course and give it a few more months and then proceed. Hope you're having fun!! Vertium When all is said and done 03:21, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
I'm not personally concerned about my experience, because I'm confident that I have enough to become a trainer, so I'm not really going to let that stop me. I'm just saying that it might be a bit difficult to convince some others of that. --Biblioworm 03:33, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
All right. I've started my curriculum page. It's not completed yet by any means, but you can see how it's coming along here. --Biblioworm 20:00, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Looks great! Best of luck with it! Vertium When all is said and done 21:04, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 22 October 2014[edit]