User talk:Wtwilson3

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My {help}[edit]

Thank you for looking at my help request. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:52, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 15:54, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

unconstructive edits (maritime pilot) January 2014[edit]

I was forwarded a letter form you today:

"Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Maritime pilot. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted or removed. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Administrators can block users from editing if they repeatedly vandalize. Thank you. — Bill W."

I just wanted to write back to let you know that these, though they may have seemed nonconstructive, were all truthful edits. This happens to be my profession going on 11 years now as well as what I studied for in college. What is currently posted on Wikipedia is false, and I was making only a few edits. I am new to editing Wikipedia, so I am not sure if I did it correctly. I am sure that I probably made several mistakes in the process, but my information is true and helpful. Some of the information on the page is actually the exact opposite of what is stated on Coast Guard examinations. I would hate for someone to take this information and fail their test because of it. There is not much margin for error during USCG exams (90% accuracy) and every little bit helps. Here is an example where the information provided on Wikipedia would mislead someone into the incorrect answer:

If you like, I can provide copies of my licenses and certifications.

Thank you -Jon — Preceding unsigned comment added by JaAllen64 (talkcontribs) 21:33, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jon, I'd like to discuss your concerns on the talk page for the article. I have a meeting here at work that is about to start and it may be a couple hours before I can reply. I just wanted you to know that I am aware of your message, and will respond there later today. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 21:54, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi again Jon, I've posted a reply to your concerns at the bottom of the talk page for the article. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 00:18, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Moved comment by JaAllen64 to the Maritime pilot talk page. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 14:39, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Paloma Faith[edit]

Hi there, I think you made a mistake by removing my edit - here's a link to the painting of Paloma, and Paloma's official facebook page - Royal Albert Hall link - NME coverage - — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sparkletomato (talkcontribs) 12:44, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Reply on your talk page. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 13:34, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Lukewarm (film)[edit]

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The article Lukewarm (film) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No indication of how this might meet notability guidelines. Lacks citations to significant coverage in reliable sources.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. RadioFan (talk) 21:52, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you kindly[edit]

Thanks for the intervention on that IP user. Not sure how I attracted his attention, but he's been leaving 'friendly notes' on my personal and talk pages these last few days.

Cheers! Bagheera (talk) 23:53, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Quick thing I want to say[edit]

Yes someone the same IP as me that's why my account on community central wiki account is disabled I came to wikipedia for a new start.
I'll create an account though.
Thank you.
-- (talk) 00:10, 6 February 2014 (UTC)Geku25
I already created an account --Special:Contributions/Sadukan (User talk:Sadukan) 00:15,6 February 2014 (UTC) Bad Motherfucker

Willy Monfret[edit]

Hello, You nominated the article Willy Monfret for removal, with the feedback: Does not meet any of the notability guidelines for musicians. It's quite complicated, since Willy Monfret is not only a musician but also a model, actor and the ambassador of Guadeloupe Islands. I checked the guidelines and he has been a featured subject of a substantial broadcast segment across a national radio or TV network. He had a guestmix in a Japanese radioshow. Could you tell me if this is enough? And maybe how I can solve the problem? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rosaenv (talkcontribs) 08:59, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Answered on your talk page. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 13:53, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Please help me![edit]

Hello, my name is Vlad Mateescu, i used to edit on Wikipedia pages, but now I'm blocked, please can you put the page I Feel Free, the song from Paula Seling? Because the page I edit was delete. This is Paula manager wish, to create this page, you can verify the page, means a lot for us. The page was named I Feel Free (Paula Seling and Plan D song)

The page is here. Thanks a lot. Please help me Matei Traian (talk)

No. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 12:13, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Mary I of England[edit]

Sorry, about the erroneous edit. Although the page refers to Henry VIII's sister, I apparently read it as daughter and assumed they meant Henry VII. I made a similar edit to the Execution of Lady Jane Grey page, but after double checking it, I believe that edit is accurate. At any rate, thanks for the backup. Aepryus (talk) 15:00, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

Ranchi edits[edit]

I removed a heading which was a repetation of the text (and picture) before it. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 16:34, 17 February 2014‎

Yup. And I realized the error and removed the warning right after I sent it. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 17:53, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Thomas Hardy[edit]

Thank you for your edit to Thomas Hardy. After I put "In spite of this", I was thinking "Even so" would probably be better.CorinneSD (talk) 19:46, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Glad to help. I really wish I had more time to help with his article. I wrote an article for The Blinded Bird but there are several other Hardy works that I think deserve their own page but I haven't had time to work on it. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 21:31, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

SSM in USA article[edit]

Hello, I disagree with your decision. There is no same-sex civil marriage, but there is only same-sex marriage. So I deleted the word civil, and that was correct act. I think your undo is still wrongfull. (talk) 12:48, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

The word "civil" is used throughout the article to distinguish between religious marriage and marriage sanctioned by civil authorities. All marriages that are recognized by the government are civil marriages, regardless of the gender of the participants. Further discussion on this topic should be handled on the article talk page. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 13:56, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Rosemary West[edit]

I have made an initial case at Talk:Rosemary West and would be grateful if you could respond. Lineslarge (talk) 18:57, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Response written. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 19:04, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the way you handled this. The dialogue is much appreciated. Lineslarge (talk) 18:57, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Willy Monfret[edit]

I am quite flattered you picked me and asked for an opinion on this. I spent quite a long time and added my two cents worth to the discussion using tongue in cheek wording that gave me great pleasure. We need to loosen up. I don't mind stuffy colleagues answering me there with "put down" comments. I am a self-deprecating person. I would rather cherish that knowing it struck a nerve with them... I am a very inclusive person, and get worked up when people from lesser known areas like Guadeloupe get the wrong side of the stick. For me he is quite notable... seriously, no joke. Since this is our first direct contact and I was overwhelmed by you choosing my profile for a comment, here is an aspiring artist from a not well followed country - Finland- out of all places. "A.N.G.E.L. by Isac Elliot The lyrics are directed to you. And talking of Caribbean, I also dedicate to you an Icelandic major hit about exotic hot places "Bahama" by Ingó og veðurguðirnir. It was number one in Iceland for 8 consecutive weeks!!! No kidding. It is real for me as I am looking outside my window in ice cold and snowy Montreal. LOL And a song I dedicate to practically everybody who contacts me directly through Wikipedia "I Wish For You The World" by Alistair Griffin and is my true feeling and a nice wordplay I find to my user name and philosophy. "Do one act of kindness per day, you will touch the hearts of 365 people a year. Make one edit a day in Wikipedia, you might touch the hearts of millions a year. Or better, do one act of kindness and one edit per day.. in that order" werldwayd (talk) 22:29, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Frederic William Henry Myers[edit]

I saw a large number of edits to Frederic William Henry Myers by an editor with just an IP address. I noticed a few issues with syntax, punctuation, and word choice, but I cannot judge the changes to content. I wonder if you feel like reviewing the edits. I had gone through the article a few months ago and thought I had left it in pretty good shape. I also asked User talk:Parkwells to review them. He said he would but that it was outside his area. In the meantime, I thought I would ask you, too. I thought you might be interested in Myers. CorinneSD (talk) 03:33, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Mary Ping[edit]

Hi - I do understand the concerns of the editor who is trying to remove the designer names from the article, but have tried to explain how Wikipedia works, and that the names are mentioned because they are cited in existing sources (a published book AND a museum website from a major exhibition on the subject!), but yes, I guess we will see how it goes. Thanks for keeping a tab on the situation too! Best wishes, Mabalu (talk) 21:44, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Joan of Arc[edit]

Dear Mr. Wilson, Would you mind pointing out to me the exact unnecessary links I added? Thank you in advance. -- (talk) 12:53, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikilinks should only be added to the first mention of a subject/person in an article per WP:OVERLINK. I saw that some of your wikilinks were to subjects/people that had already been linked previously in the article. If I made a mistake, please feel free to replace any links that comply with policy. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 13:43, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Mr. Wilson,
I just went back to the article to see the unnecessary links I had repeated & to my surprise saw that, instead of removing these links, you reverted all of my work! I believe my contribution/s to the article was/were more important than the so-called overlinking or keeping unlinked some places that should be; for instance "Les Tourelles", which was a fort in Orléans, or Gien, which you kept unlinked under the name of "Gien-sur-Loire", Saint-Loup where was the fort of Saint-Loup, Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, to a non-French reader & even to many French ones, all would be difficult to pin point on a map of France if not linked to an existing article.
In addition to the above, grammatical mistakes (verb tense) & misspelling of French remain. So, may I suggest that before reverting the work of a contributor who, obviously, is not a vandal, or worse, you first take the time to read the whole article & correct what you consider to be mistakes, while keeping what is valuable, instead of doing this.
Best regards, -- (talk) 14:09, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
P.S. Please note that I had written the above before your reply, but got confronted with an "edit conflict", and simply copied & pasted my answer to you as was.
You are editing a protected article without being logged in. Please see this policy for details. Your edits will be either accepted or rejected en masse based on the reviewers opinion on whether any mistakes in the edit outweigh any corrections. All I have to say on the issue is that if you feel I made a mistake, then you should add the content again. If you do so while unregistered one of the more than 7,000 people who are authorized to do so will review and accept or reject the edits. If you do so while signed in then your edits will be added to the article immediately, and the user base as a whole will see them. It is highly unlikely that I will be the person to review your edits, since I don't follow that article, I just reacted to the edit when it appeared in the pending changes list. This is what active reviewers do, they check pending changes and accept or reject edits. Please do as you see fit with the article based on this information. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 14:58, 4 March 2014 (UTC)


Why are you undoing edits that remove false references? (talk) 21:15, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Because they appear to be blanking. Please use an edit summary to explain your actions. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 21:18, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
I'm trying to fix Category:Pages with URL errors. (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 21:21, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
That is definitely worthwhile work, thank you. But the edits I reverted did not have an edit summary to explain what you were doing. Blanking and other inappropriate removal of material by IP users is so common it's likely your work will continue to be reverted by other editors unless you explain what you're doing in an edit summary. You can just put "removing link with URL error" or something similar and you should be fine, an edit summary does not have to be fancy prose, just a brief explanation. And of course you should be trying to fix the URL if possible before deleting. Sorry for the misunderstanding, and feel free to fix or remove the links again but be sure to explain your actions so everyone understands. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  — 22:36, 4 March 2014 (UTC)


I honestly hadn't even noticed that someone had reverted my edit and left a comment. I just made a Wikipedia account for a school project, and thought that I hadn't posted my edit correctly the first time, so I reposted. Thanks for the notice!

Sally — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spayne0870 (talkcontribs) 16:23, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

And again, I'm sorry![edit]

Whoops! I noticed afterwards that I should have added to the bottom. I did not realize that there was a new section button either! As I mentioned, I'm new to the site, and only created an account for the purpose of completing a graduate school project. I stupidly have not taken the time to read through all of the rules and such, as I only had planned on making that one contribution for my course. But thank you so much for all of your help so far!

- Sally spayne0870 — Preceding undated comment added 16:38, 26 March 2014 (UTC)


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)