User talk:voidxor

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PDU page[edit]

Greetings Voidxor. As a new Wikipedia user, can you explain to me the difference between the other links you've removed from the Wikipedia "Protocol Distribution Unit (PDU)" page and the APC link that remains? I can't understand what relevant information it leads to besides an APC product page. I'm trying to understand Wikipedia's conflict of interest and advertisement policies. I understand plagiarism is unacceptable in the Wikipedia community, but seeing as you've seemingly removed all of the other links I can't grasp the concept fully. Please expain if you would. Your explanation may allow me to edit Wikipedia without having my edits reverted. Thank you. Techguy4792 (talk) 16:45, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Which article are we talking about, power distribution unit? If so, which edits are yours? It appears that you haven't edited that article. – voidxor (talk | contrib) 05:15, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
My apologies. Yes, Power distribution unit- I must have seen "Protocol Data Unit" when searching PDU. I was going to add information from various companies but read the talk page first to learn more and saw your explanation to user IsItJustFantasy. Rather than waste my time adding information that will be changed, I figured I should ask you first. I got the impression that adding any company's information would ultimately result in a reversion. Can you please clarify the difference between the APC source and others that have been removed? Techguy4792 (talk) 14:34, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
It looks like you are doing your do diligence, which is good. Helpful additions to Wikipedia are always appreciated. As long as you don't plagiarize (which would be a violation of the WP:COPYVIO policy), advertize (a violation of WP:SPAM), or add material that supports your own company or criticizes competitors (see WP:COI), you should be fine. Welcome to Wikipedia and happy editing! – voidxor (talk | contrib) 06:15, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
So I read the advertising page, and my question remains. What is the difference between the APC link that is still on the page and all the other company links that have been removed? From what I can tell, that APC link serves the same purpose as all of the other links that were taken down and it should also be removed for advertising since it presents no pertinent information and just leads to an APC product list (if it does contain relevant info, please explain how). Again, I'm just trying to understand what constitutes advertising for a specific company. If there isn't a valid reason for the link, it should be taken down like the rest. Thanks Techguy4792 (talk) 18:03, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
The APC page is a reference; it supports the facts in the paragraph followed by the little [4] citation. Other links and references would likely have been removed for violating WP:COI, WP:SPAM, or WP:COPYVIO. I would be glad to narrow it down further if you could provide an example of a link that was removed, or the date of its removal. – voidxor (talk | contrib)
OK, but this APC page doesn't support any of the facts in the paragraph. It is simply a product list. There is one paragraph of information in the reference, and unless I'm missing something here, the link to APC serves no purpose. If you disagree, can you point out what claims are specifically supported by this reference? I don't see any. Techguy4792 (talk) 15:14, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Keep in mind I did not add the reference to APC. That said, it does appear to support the fact that cabinet PDUs are typically used in data centers, are often multiphase, and feature top and bottom cable entry. – voidxor (talk | contrib) 23:20, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your help[edit]

Thanks for your help with the wikipedia tutorial, we received a small check for that day and I would like to share it with your.

We have two upcoming events, http://flosokaks.thefr33.com/events/wiki-warriors for the next two thursdays from 2-4 at the library

and the makerfaire kc : https://sites.google.com/site/flosokaks/events/makerfairekc

if you want to join us,

mike James Michael DuPont (talk) 12:07, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the offer, but I attended the event at the library as a volunteer effort. Would you mind donating my portion to either the Wikimedia Foundation or the Electronic Frontier Foundation? You are certainly welcome to put it in my name if you choose.
Since I work normal business hours, I'll be unable to attend Wiki Warriors. I'll let you know if I plan to attend the MakerFaire. – voidxor (talk | contrib) 04:36, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Ref your deletion at Lead-acid battery. I have restored the marterial. Wikipedia does not require citations for everything and particularly not for anything regarded as common knowledge. Wikipedia only demands that the claim is documented somewhere. For example: a citation is not required for a claim that the sky is blue. The phenomonon of sulphation is widely understood throughout the electrical engineering industry and widely documented in any text book that covers lead-acid batteries. DieSwartzPunkt (talk) 10:28, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Please do not compare complex chemistry to the fact that the sky is blue; chemistry that is obvious to you might not be obvious to everybody. Also, I'm in the electrical engineering industry and cannot substantiate any of that content with my personal knowledge. I would like to see the material cited—as would the person who added the {{Refimprove section}} tag.
And please read Wikipedia:You do need to cite that the sky is blue before using so-called "common knowledge" as an excuse for omitting citations in the future. Thanks. – voidxor (talk | contrib) 05:35, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

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I was actually meaning to use the greater-than and less-than signs but have switched to HTML entities instead. Thanks BracketBot! – voidxor (talk | contrib) 04:59, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

"E.g." vs. "for example"[edit]

Hello there! Regarding your revert, it's just fine and the only reason why I originally went with substituting "e.g." with "for example" is because I've read somewhere in the Manual of Style (or somewhere else, hm?) that the non-abbreaviated form is preferred as "e.g." is estimated to be dying off slowly etc. Unfortunately, I'm unable to find that recommendation again. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 08:30, 1 August 2014 (UTC)