Talk:Larry Campbell (musician)

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To Jammies4fun[edit]

Please, note, that if you will register with Wikipedia, and see the little username page and little talk page we will be able to show you how to better edit the article you have been working upon so diligently. I'd be happy to help you. If you wish to respond here, after you write a message, just type four tildes four of these: ~~ in a row, and it will allow us to respond to you. If you wish to speak to me for further help, just click where it says talk after my name. Welcome! --leahtwosaints (talk) 20:03, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi Jammies4fun, I have reverted the edits that you have made to this article. Much of what you included appears to be unsourced and/or original research, both of which are important Wikipedia policies to follow, especially when dealing with biographies of living people articles. Please review the policies that I have linked to in my message, and discuss any potentially controversial changes here prior to editing the article further. Thank you! ponyo (talk) 20:23, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Nothing which I mentioned in the entry is unsourced. It comes directly from his web page. His new album Electric Dirt is mentioned on his page has well and is worth mentioning in the article as it is a follow-up to his Grammy winning Dirt Farmer. The previous article was outdated; I just updated it. I apologize for not understanding about the sandbox... this is not an easy site to navigate or understand. Please be kinder in your responses to people... your writing smiles while you step on receiver's toes. You could have left the words "so diligently" out of your message to me... that truly was not nice in it's implication. I thought I was making a contribution, but obviously I was not. Your writing is clearly better than mine. (Although my information about all the instruments Larry plays has been accepted I see.) The internet is getting to be a very unpleasant place. It's so easy to jump on someone and to do it so quickly. I do think this will be my last entry to Wikipedia; I can do without the grief that comes with it. Thank you anyway. Jammies4phun (talk) 22:03, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Please point out to me the controversial things I'm supposed to have written. I would like to know what they are since I did not write anything other than what is posted on the gentleman's web page. I know the lady who does the page; she is credited by Mr. Campbell in the liner of his cd Rooftops, he mentioned her in interviews and he updates her with information. Also the reverted article is not the one I originally saw, because a couple of things in particular that were wrong are missing. I would have imagined everything is kept in history. I cannot for the life of me figure out how your talk page works; how things are posted there. Most things on this site are ambigious and hard to navigate. (talk) 23:24, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Jammies, what they mean is that you should "cite" information you add. As you said, the info was from the musician's webpage, you should add a reference telling so. So no one can question your additions. A reference can be added by using a ref tag. When editing, see a button above with "ref" on it. Insert the link of webpage you're taking information from and insert it in that. Additionally, you must include a reflist tag. The info can now said to be CITED, whic wikipedia requires.Suede67 (talk) 15:43, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Suede, note that the reference that Jammies is trying to insert is the person in question's 'official website', which does not meet the BLP criteria for reliable sources and verifiability. I have clearly outlined all of the issues with the edits in my link in my response below --ponyo (talk) 16:17, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Jammies, Ponyo is correct. You do have to keep lots of points in mind when editing wiki. Suede67 (talk) 16:22, 4 July 2009 (UTC), can I assume that you are a logged out Jammies4phun? If so, I have responded to your query on my talk page here. It's unfortunate that you are having a difficult time navigating the vast world of Wikipedia. I hope some of the information I linked to in my reponse to you on my talk page (as well as the Welcome message I left on your talk page yesterday) will help you feel a little more comfortable and will give you the tools to contribute to articles effectively. ponyo (talk) 15:41, 4 July 2009 (UTC)