User talk:Wtwilson3

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Hello, thank you for your answer. Compared to the content I suggested on SwissLife TalkPage, I can now add the two missing data for 2013 figures (Revenue and Operating Income), with their reference, useful also for some of 2012 figures which have been restated by the company. I've updated the tabs on the TalkPage. Should I find new third-party sources, I will definitely add them to the primary ones I had suggested. In the meantime, do you think I can move on editing the entry?

Thank you --Fabienne Strobel (talk) 09:24, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Your signature.[edit]

Hello there Bill! I'm not sure if you are aware or not, but WP:SIG went from being a guideline to a policy a few months ago, and as such there are a couple issues with yours I would like to discuss. The first is your use of <font> tags that are deprecated as of HTML 4.0 Transitional, are invalid in 4.0 Strict, and are not part of HTML5 at all. There is a section (WP:SIGAPP) in the policy that says we should try to avoid using deprecated code in our signatures. My bigger concern is that your signature is confusing per WP:SIGPROB where as your username is Wtwilson3 yet your signature says Bill W. The reason this is such a big concern for me is that I see you like to assist new editors that are using {{Help-me}} (Which I have a cool userbox to help monitor the category if you're interested) May I suggest changing your current signature:

Excellent examples removed for easier reading.

Thanks! If you need any further assistance, I'd be happy to help you where I can. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 14:21, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up Technical 13, I didn't know that policy changed. Also, I did a little research and found that &nbsp; is also deprecated so I've added &#160 instead. What do you think? —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 16:49, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Absolutely fine by me... Looks good, the only concern is that the C0C0C0 color is a little light. Mind darkening it up a little or adding a contrasting background? The color ratio is so low, I didn't even see it until I saw the source in the edit window, so it will be hard for people with vision problems to see. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 17:03, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Again, good advice. I've darkened it up a few shades. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 21:39, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll[edit]

Hi, I notice that you were involved in an AfC discussion concerning this article. With the creator's permission I took a hatchet to the draft, added a few secondary sources and published the article. This is a courtesy note to let you know that it's been published and reviewed and that your continued input and participation are, of course, always welcome. Many thanks, -- KeithbobTalk 15:44, 19 June 2014 (UTC)


Your request to discuss hasn't worked.[1] --AussieLegend () 18:33, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I changed one of his edits back. But since the rest of the edits are legitimate, if extensive, I left them to the purview of the regular editors of that template. The new edits he made are not an attempt to overrun the AFD discussion, so they are just regular contributions to be considered and re-edited as necessary. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 19:11, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Help merge my 2 user accounts.[edit]

can you help me combine my 2 user accounts into one? just created both today so there is no significant history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SongSlayer (talkcontribs) 18:18, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

just created today so no significant history. help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SongSlayer (talkcontribs) 18:20, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Please remember that Wikipedia editors are volunteers just like yourself, and as such we have lives outside Wikipedia. Sort of. Sometimes.  ;-) Unfortunately I don't have much time to respond right now either. Here is the policy on having multiple accounts. I could not find any information on merging 2 accounts, so I don't know if that's possible. At this point I recommend you post a message on the talk page of the account you want to keep and place the template {{Admin help}} at the start of the message. Explain that you did not know it was against policy to have two accounts, and ask them how best to resolve. Hope that helps. Real life calls. Have a good day. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 20:13, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
More info: I just found this statement here: "It is not possible to merge user accounts on the English Wikipedia...." So that answers the question. You should pick an account you want to use, and ask that the other one be deleted. If you continue to use both accounts you will be violating the sockpuppet policy. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 21:28, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Premakeerthi de Alwis[edit]

<<Message content removed by User:Wtwilson3>> — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 13:59, 8 August 2014‎ (UTC)

I have hidden your message because it is simply a copy of what you wrote on the article talk page. I will respond there when I have the chance. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 17:12, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
So far the Government of Sri Lanka has not conducted any investigation on Premakeerthi de Alwis’s murder or whether it was carried by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna or not. Hudson Samarasinghe, has been blamed by Nirmala de Alwis who has found about the details of murder through her research work; she has publicly told this in her book “premakeerthini” and even informed the President recently in a function held to name road in Colombo in Premakeerthi’s name. Somehow Sri Lankan Government has been reluctant to conduct a proper investigation since Hudson Samarasinghe is a loyal journalist of the regime. Meanwhile Ramya20 is alleging the JVP on murder of the journalist in order to save, Hudson Samarasinghe’s name. The reference she has given in the Wikipedia article never mentions that JVP murdered the journalist. This is false information provided to mislead the reading public by Ramya2 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:23, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the information. However I have no interest in helping to settle this dispute beyond what I have done in explaining the options. Someone still needs to take the steps I outlines in my message on the article talk page. You can stop presenting your evidence to me, I will not be the arbiter in this matter. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 11:33, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
pls see the talk page of Premakeerthi de Alwis — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:27, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the contribution to Bill W. against factual vandalism. you all have done impartial justification to innocent journalist. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:53, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

final warning? when was the first ?[edit]

Final warning ? When was the first warning. I am allowed to do as I wish on my talk page so long as I am not disrespectful, or cursing, or defaming. (talk) 12:45, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

The prior warning was when you were blocked from editing that page for 3 weeks due to abusing the privilege. Also, policy states that warnings need not be progressive. There are limits to what you can do even on your own talk page, and removing current warning messages and block notices is one of the things that is not allowed. The policy clearly states, "A number of important matters may not be removed by the user—they are part of the wider community's processes - Declined unblock requests regarding a currently active block and confirmed sockpuppetry related notices." Blanking the page removes content covered under this policy. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 12:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Leave my talk page alone. There is no block so I may remove templates. Anything that needs to be seen is in the history anyways. Your last comments to me were an insult of my English. Go bully someone else. Actually dont do that. You should instead learn to be considerate. (talk) 11:50, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry you feel insulted. I have reported you to AIV and we will let an administrator decide the matter. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 13:00, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Hello. The IP is correct; as per WP:TPV and WP:USER, editors may remove messages at will from their own talk pages. As a friendly reminder, while we may prefer that comments be archived instead, policy does not prohibit users -including anonymous editors- from removing messages or warnings from their own talk pages. The only kinds of talk page messages that cannot be removed (as per WP:BLANKING) are declined unblock requests (but only while blocks are still in effect), confirmed sockpuppet notices, or shared IP header templates (for unregistered editors). However, it should be noted that these exceptions only exist in order to keep a user from potentially gaming the system. Thank you, — Kralizec! (talk) 13:46, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 13:48, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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thanks (talk) 17:13, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Bauer Media Group[edit]

Hi there - I understand what you wrote on my talk page about affiliations, but I'm only copy and pasting off our corporate website onto the wikipedia page to ensure that it is all accurate. Why is this not working? Thanks Bmcomms (talk) 13:58, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Bmcomms. You clearly did not read any of the policies I linked to in my message on your talk page. First of all, Wikipedia is not a promotional web site, it is an encyclopedia. Second of all, your corporate web site contains a copyright notice, therefore the content cannot be used on Wikipedia because is is not released by a proper license. Please read the policies and procedures linked to previously, and then ask any questions not answered there. I would prefer to continue this discussion on your talk page, or the Bauer Media Group talk page. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 14:12, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

My {help}[edit]

Thank you for looking at my help request. \/ Copied and pasted! (: User:EKLBen-418 — Preceding undated comment added 11:17, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Draft:LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors[edit]

Hi Wtwilson3,

I took a look at the comment you made to the Laporte Wiki site In reviewing the user's sources and my understanding of the finance industry, LaPorte CPA does seem to be noteworthy at a national level. All of the credible sources provided by the user are in fact large and noteworthy accounting publications. If there is additional information you could pass along I could respond to the author with comments for improvements. Seeing that LaPorte is mentioned in notible Accounting Publications year after year, wouldn't that provide credibility for posting? Thanks for your assistance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:12, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

No, it would not. Please READ the corporate notability criteria and then explain under which criteria this firm would be notable. Also, remember, you don't need to convince just me. You need to have enough editors to form a consensus. (Note: That link on consensus is also there so you will go and read the policy.) —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 16:37, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

New Comment[edit]

Hello :-)

Thank you for your message. The splendid editors of wikipedia have edited the page concerned having followed the rules and taken note of my comments on the talk page. I am still regarded with suspicion as regards my information and identity but I guess that's in the wiki rules too. It's hard to cite sources when they are personal - for instance: date of birth of son changed by someone who says they are the boy's mother - please read rules on neutrality etc. It's also hard to see blatant mistakes about your own life and to face the fact that on wikipedia anyone can change those details but you. As a university tutor I am very familiar with Harvard referencing and the like and I know one can't simply cite yourself or your mother-in-law: [ref: my nan, in the kitchen, 1970s]. Having had a discussion with my friends on facebook, many of whom have wikipedia pages about themselves, I found that some actors are simply writing their own pages and don't give a damn about the rules. I obviously spent too much time in Sunday school - I can not tell a lie. Not often anyway. The only thing left on the Paul McGann page which I think needs changing is the place of birth, which is wrong and I have explained about it in talk. I can't cite an article with the information in it. I know because I stood outside the house Paul was born in with his mother and she pointed it out to me. It would be better therefore if the article on wikipedia simply said he was born in Liverpool, UK because he was not born in Kensington. Picky I know but if that detail is in there then why not add the real detail? Why? Because then that means another sentence has to be written to explain that the family grew up in Kensington L6, 2 miles away from the house Paul was born in near Lark Lane L17.

Sorry for rabbiting on. I will definitely help with some basic editing on pages that need help. If I start that way I'll learn as I go along. It's an incredible job that the wiki editors and contributors do. Absolutely mind boggling but marvellous.

All the best Annie McG

Annie McGann 14:43, 8 September 2014 (UTC)--Annie McGann 14:43, 8 September 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by AnnieMcGann (talkcontribs)

I somehow posted my reply to you in some other thread. Don't know how it happened. So sorry. Here's me trying again ...
(edit conflict) (No problem, I fixed it) I'm sure many people edit their own pages, the COI rules do allow it if all the rules are followed. The problems usually stem from failure to cite reliable sources, failure to remain neutral, and making the article sound like a resume. If those pitfalls are avoided, it's unlikely a COI editor will ever be called out. As far as the location details you mention, it seems something like "was born and raised in the <insert geography> area" would work to avoid unnecessary trivial details, and could likely be properly cited. Good luck getting your feet wet. Please let me know if I can help. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 15:13, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

War on Terror[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to tell you that unintentionally you just accepted an unconstructive revision on War on Terror.Petty means "of little importance; trivial" and pretty means "to a moderately high degree; fairly".I think that the word "pretty" is more suitable in that particular sentence.Thanks. --Param Mudgal talk? 17:31, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately you are mistaken. A petty crime is indeed a small or trivial crime. But pretty does not mean what you say it means. There is no phrase pretty crime in standard English. The spelling correction was proper. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 17:42, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Okay, i just had a doubt which i have cleared now.Thanks.--Param Mudgal talk? 18:38, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Premakeerthi de Alwis[edit]

Dear friend, this article information are change by some one. we really appreciate if you can fix with your vision ( ) (Academiava3 (talk) 17:09, 18 September 2014 (UTC)).

Let's start with some basics. 1) The edit you linked was almost a month ago. 2) There have been many edits and corrections since then all of which have been discussed on the talk page and are thereby agreed to by consensus. 3) I am not interested in, or following that article. Therefore, if you want any further changes to the page, you should discuss it on the article talk page until a consensus of the interested editors is reached. Or, as the saying goes, "Not my circus, not my monkeys." —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 18:10, 18 September 2014 (UTC)