User talk:Whpq

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Holiday Cheer[edit]

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Michael Q. Schmidt talkback is wishing you Season's Greetings! This message celebrates the holiday season, promotes WikiLove, and hopefully makes your day a little better. Spread the seasonal good cheer by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and aHappy New Year, whether it be someone with whom you had disagreements in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Share the good feelings. - MQS

Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue[edit]

Books & Bytes

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Volume 1 Issue 3, December/January 2013

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

The Wikipedia Library completed the first 6 months of its Individual Engagement grant last week. Here's where we are and what we've done:
Increased access to sources: 1500 editors signed up for 3700 free accounts, individually worth over $500,000, with usage increases of 400-600%
Deep networking: Built relationships with Credo, HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, Cochrane, LexisNexis, EBSCO, New York Times, and OCLC
New pilot projects: Started the Wikipedia Visiting Scholar project to empower university-affiliated Wikipedia researchers
Developed community: Created portal connecting 250 newsletter recipients, 30 library members, 3 volunteer coordinators, and 2 part-time contractors
Tech scoped: Spec'd out a reference tool for linking to full-text sources and established a basis for OAuth integration
Broad outreach: Wrote a feature article for Library Journal's The Digital Shift; presenting at the American Library Association annual meeting
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my miscellany sand box for neme81[edit]

That sand box is for me only I'm learning how to use wikipedia deleting will just mess things up for me please don't delete it I don't get what the big deal is anyway — Preceding unsigned comment added by Neme81 (talkcontribs)

Premakeerthi de Alwis[edit]

please see this article talk page [1] help me to avoid false information about premakeeth's assassination. Academiava2 (talk) 16:57, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Reply: User:Xymmax, and administrator, is already aware of the article, and dealing with it. I see no reason for my involvement. Regards. -- Whpq (talk)

Seeking some guidance[edit]

Hi there--I work for the Children's Tumor Foundation; I am new here at the Foundation. I was recently asked by someone in communications what happened to the Wikipedia entry. I took a look at the history and it seems that, for good reason (ie: almost direct plagiarism from one of our annual reports) you simplified the entry. The entry as it stands is incomplete and somewhat incorrect, a situation I would like to figure out how to remedy. I have looked at over fifty different entries regarding non-profits and have a good idea how to begin; what I don't know is how to begin to actually get the correct information up there given my COI. What should I do? I have gathered a high number of articles from scientific journals and other publications that verify the significance and scope of the organization; I think we do garner an entry that moves beyond a stub. Would you be kind enough to help this newbie figure out how to accomplish some sort of update? Thank you. Katherine Sanderlin (talk) 21:30, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for declaring your conflict of interest and reaching out to do the right thing. I'm assuming you've read WP:COI, the Wikipedia Conflict of Interest guidelines. You might also want to read Wikipedia:Contact us - Subjects. A good place to ask for guidance would be Wikipedia:WikiProject Cooperation. This wikiproject's scope includes assisting editors who have been assigned to edit Wikipedia on behalf of their employers. I hope this response answers your questions. Regards. -- Whpq (talk) 03:22, 13 August 2014 (UTC)


Hey there. I understand that the profile that was once User:RapLists4Me was full of all fictional information. I created that page almost six years ago when I was much younger and had a very creative mind and a list of fictional rappers who I created to run a fictional world. Now I know it all sounds very bizarre, and it is true. I was just curious if I could retain the information personally just for nostalgic purposes? If this could happen, please let me know I highly appreciate it. Thank you.

Also, if not could you un-delete the page and allow me to save all of the information for a 24 hour period (I'll settle for less, 24 hours seems like a good time period assuming this message may take that amount of time to be responded and read by both parties)

Thank you once again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:10, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I am not an administrator, and cannot access deleted material. You will need to contact the deleting administrator, user:Salvio giuliano, or perhaps make a request through Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion. Note, the specific page you are requesting is User:RapLists4me. Regards. -- Whpq (talk) 10:51, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

wabakimi project[edit]

Why the deletions from the info on The Wabakimi Project? (talk) 02:46, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

As I stated in the edit summary when I removed the material, it is because the material is a copyright violation, as it is copied from a copyrighted web site without the appropriate permission. And even if it did have appropriate permissions, the wording would be promotional. -- Whpq (talk) 10:55, 10 September 2014 (UTC)