User talk:Zero Thrust

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Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

for fixing my brain bubble edit at Lisp (programming language). Glrx (talk) 02:00, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Mark Russinovich[edit]

Hello, Zero

I happened to stumble upon this edit of yours which seems a quite a serious case. Wikipedia is a unique place on the web; it is a place that when you write something, someone asks where is your source? When it comes to biographies of living persons, it becomes more serious, so much so that "Removal of libelous, biased, unsourced, or poorly sourced contentious material" is an exception to WP:3RR. Weasel words are specifically not tolerated.

Now, you have said "You can find the exact same text reproduced in dozens of other places [...] Doesn't necessarily mean he wrote it himself." Yes, it exactly and precisely means he wrote it himself; this a very common form of vanity press. (Dozens of completely independent sources deliberately avoid writing exactly the same text to avoid a plagiarism lawsuit; when they do publish the exact same text, it means one copyright-holder has given them the text.)

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 06:36, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello
Yes, it's vanity press and I was quite aware of it and that it isn't quite ideal as such. My impression was however that some source is all that had initially been requested and because I clearly remembered having seen (more or less) the same wording before, many times and not on Wikipedia, I decided to look it up somewhere. Of course, the tag actually indicated a weasel word, I must have overlooked that, sorry. Rather removing the entire sentence probably is the best thing you could do anyway, since phrasings like these are difficult to get at with reliable sources and can hardly be proven.
Regards, Zero Thrust (talk) 11:48, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

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Please use the edit summary to explain your reasoning for the edit, or a summary of what the edit changes. Thanks! Green Giant supports NonFreeWiki (talk) 18:23, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Cryptonite Software[edit]

I just saw your addition of the Cryptonite android software to the List_of_free_and_open-source_Android_applications, it looks very cool (I want to try it out on my phone). Unfortunately, there are a couple of editors who will automatically take down anything that gets put up there without a link to a wiki page about that application...for them it is irrelevant if it is a notable application, it is all about the page.

I'm not sure if this app is really notable yet, it is still in the "This application is UNDER DEVELOPMENT. Intended for EXPERIENCED ANDROID USERS ONLY. " phase. If you think it is notable, I'd be happy to work with you to build a page for it...let me know, and thanks for your contribution to the page!

Teeks99 (talk) 11:52, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, and thanks for dropping by. Please take another look at my edit however, it's not my addition. I merely changed the wikilink, since Cryptonite redirects to Kryptonite and thus to another story altogether. (Even though there also is an app going by this name.) Not sure whether Cryptonite is notable, haven't tried it out or anything, that's just what made me curious and follow the link. The description in Play Store certainly isn't giving the impression and so far number of downloads seems rather meager too. Removing it is just as well to me. -Zero Thrust (talk) 17:43, 9 July 2014 (UTC)