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When I'm going to insert my conversations here, past discussions can be found on my archive.

Template:Episode table[edit]

If you're going to insist on replacing raw code in articles with {{Episode table}}, please ensure that you replace it correctly. At Survivor: Cambodia you replaced the existing column widths with different ones. The column widths have to add up to 100, or they don't mean anything. In this edit, the column widths add up to 73, not 100. Some of the columns cannot be under a certain percentage, as the text in the column will force the column to a greater width anyway. You also need to use the correct fields. While the episode table uses |Aux2=, |Aux3= and |Aux4=, you've used |Aux1=, |Aux2= and |Aux4=. It is also necessary to include line breaks from the original formatting: They're there for a reason. Some of these errors are what caused problems with the Hell's Kitchen articles. I've fixed Survivor: Cambodia,[1] it would be a good idea to check the other articles that you've changed. --AussieLegend () 16:46, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

January 2016[edit]

Information icon Greetings. At least one of your recent edits, such as the edit you made to Survivor: The Amazon, contributed colours that were not WCAG AAA Compliant, causing problems for users that have accessibility issues, which must be reverted or removed. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, please take some time to familiarise yourself with our policies and guidelines. You can find information about this at WP:COLOR and Template talk:Infobox television season#Colour, which provide further information about contributing compliant colours to this encyclopedia. If you only meant to make some test edits, please use the sandbox for that. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you may leave a message on my talk page. Thank you. Alex|The|Whovian? 02:06, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

February 2016[edit]

Information icon Hello, ApprenticeFan, welcome to Wikipedia and thank you for your contributions. Your editing pattern indicates that you may be using multiple accounts or coordinating editing with people outside Wikipedia, such as The Amazing Race 28 (talk · contribs). Our policy on multiple accounts usually does not allow this, and users who use multiple accounts may be blocked from editing. If you operate multiple accounts directly or with the help of another person, please disclose these connections. Thank you. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 03:54, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

I disclose that I did not really accuse with sock puppetry with reason of no true violation. None of these IP accounts with a shared IP address that did not encounter, which my Wiki account is active for almost 11 years on the site I'm really a good editor with The Amazing Race and The Bachelor articles. ApprenticeFan work 04:13, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't understand what you are trying to say. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 04:55, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Sportsfan 1234, the IP address is not given as shared without logging in to my account. But appears a stale edit I did The Amazing Race 28 was a little edit war, not a sock puppet. [2] ApprenticeFan work 07:59, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
English is evidently not your first language. I am asking you to please refrain from editing large chunks of English text. Thanks. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 19:19, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
Sorry for the confusion that I did not appeal an accusation of sock puppetry nor edit war, those actually came from the anonymous IP account and not mine. English is actually my second language that I do understand a lot and I became a frequent contributor for The Amazing Race in Wiki since 2005 during the seventh Race. The {{copyedit}} tag seems confused to let readers with a chunk of mess that did not tolerate of abuse editing. Look at those edits were changed ([3], [4]) that made a bit shortened to improve better sentence. ApprenticeFan work 15:46, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Stop doing such radical changes[edit]

Why are you editing such large areas of a posting, changing context and generally messing things up so that a copy-edit has to come behind you and straighten things up. For example: The water-bike gave the winning teams 1/2 hour advantage, but you edited that out. You made it smaller, but why? Take a look at the Fast Forward: you moved it AFTER the helicopter fight. "Once landed, a helicopter pilot asked"... no he didn't, it was "Once landed, the helicopter manager" which you edited out. Then the Detour: The whole paragraph didn't need any copy-editing until you changed it around. You edited out that both sides had teams change into swimsuits, you edited out "derived from the famous Copacabana pavement". I agree that you "shortened to make" but "better" is subjective. When it is verbose, the article is more inviting to the reader. ESAD-Hooker (talk) 06:43, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

I really agree with you and I reverted to February 13 revision with no U-Turn detail and trivia. Sorry, you did not understand why you reverted my edits and I certainly agree with shortened leg summaries of The Amazing Race (US and some Int'l) race articles. U-Turn details aren't much necessary to follow. ApprenticeFan work 04:44, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

March 2016[edit]

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to vandalize Wikipedia, you may be blocked from editing. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 15:37, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

The sooner the better. Take a look at these edits: - 30 minutes on 19 February 2016‎ lose of 2133 bytes, in 6 hours on 20 February 2016‎ lose of 4423 and then a lose of 107 bytes for dessert - golly it only took 7 hours to lose 6663 bytes. Enough is enough. ESAD-Hooker (talk) 21:19, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you vandalize Wikipedia. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 00:50, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

@Sportsfan 1234: I think this user's editing needs to be seriously looked at again following a spate of disgraceful edits on tennis pages. Look at the most recent post on this talk page for just a sample of the editing that has had to be changed/reverted
F1lover22 (talk) 09:49, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

WP:Dispute Resolution Noticeboard[edit]

There appear to be two problems with your WP:DRN filing. First, substantively, it is premature. There has only been one statement at the talk page by each editor. Second, it appears that you filed the case manually rather than using the template, and, as a result, the case status and the Do Not Archive date were not included. I have deleted your case so that it doesn't confuse the bot. After there has been more discussion, you may refile the case using the template. Robert McClenon (talk) 01:41, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

March 2016 2[edit]

Information icon I noticed that you have posted comments in a language other than English. At the English-language Wikipedia, we try to use English for all comments. Posting all comments in English makes it easier for other editors to join the conversation and help you. If you cannot avoid using another language, then please provide a translation into English, if you can. For more details, see Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines. Your English is horrible. Please stop writing large blocks of texts. Thanks. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 14:12, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

You are welcome. I don't blame for improving my English and I seem enough that I do good enough with the language coming from my intelligence quotient brain. ApprenticeFan work 02:05, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

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ApprenticeFan, your language is not English.[edit]

Hi. I have received more complains regarding your large-scale edits to big paragraphs in English. ApprenticeFan, it is clear that English is not your strongest language. These large edits in fractured English are not helpful to the wiki, as they just require someone else to spend a lot of time trying to fix them. I've asked you this before, and I must ask you again; please consider contributing your skills to Wikipedias in other languages. I'm afraid your English skills simply aren't strong enough. Shadow2 (talk) 20:30, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

I second this. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 23:37, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

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TAR Canada Format[edit]

With the new season of TAR Canada on the horizon at the end of next month, should I go ahead and change the summaries of the previous seasons to match those of TAR 28? Since that will be the way going forward. Mark RaceFan (talk) 21:16, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

TAR copy editing[edit]

Hi there! I noticed that a lot, if not all (I haven't checked all of them), of the TAR articles have a tag for copy-editing. And since I have some free time and I love TAR and good information layout, I want to help! However, I want to know what you are looking for, because I don't want to start then just have my edits reverted. I think having grammar that is less flowery and more straight-to-the-point is better, and using multiple paragraphs (hence the bullet points) is needed for a less "wall of text" feel. But I think adding chronology is also a better editing style than jumping between the major tasks and additional tasks.

Albertdaniel222 (talk) 06:36, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Move request[edit]

I declined your technical move request for New York (disambiguation) because of the closure of a recent move discussion. Talk:New York (state)#Requested move 9 June 2016. If you are not happy with the result, I suggest contacting the move closer, User:SSTflyer, or User:Wbm1058 who helped with some related moves. I know nothing about the decision, but don't think a new move should be done so soon after a formal closure. EdJohnston (talk) 02:27, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

June 2016[edit]

Information icon Before adding a category to an article, as you did to Alive (1993 film), please make sure that the subject of the article really belongs in the category that you specified according to Wikipedia's categorization guidelines. Categories must also be supported by the article's verifiable content. Categories may be removed if they are deemed incorrect for the subject matter. Thank you. DonIago (talk) 15:58, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Disruptive editing[edit]

Hello. Please stop inserting IPA transcriptions. It is clear that you have no idea what you are doing. Mytilene [5], Glafcos Clerides, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Phaedon Gizikis, Georgios Papadopoulos, Glafcos Clerides, Giannitsa, Psychiko, Paraskevi Papachristou are among the articles that I had to clean up. You should not expect others to clean up the mess you make. Please consider reverting all your related edits. --Omnipaedista (talk) 04:00, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Disruptive edits on Tennis articles[edit]

Warning icon As you are probably aware many of your edits on tennis articles have been and are being reverted by myself and other users. Many of your edits contain unnecessary information in lead paragraphs. On top of that your English is no where near the standard required for encyclopaedic entries. You don't seem to understand the difference between past and present tense in many situations and your lack of prepositions and definite articles lead to awkward sentences which make no sense in the overall article.

I want to bring some of your recent edits to your attention which have added no benefit to the articles concerned:

  • 2016 US Open and 2016 US Open – Women's Singles - even though Flavia Pennetta has retired she remains the defending champion of the tournament until the tournament begins. The fact that she has retired has no influence on this. This means that any sentence should read Flavia Pennetta IS the defending champion. This should be left as is and any attempt to change it will be reverted straight away.
  • 2016 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles - while your addition of information in the lead was beneficial it was poorly written and there was scope for much more improvement. Any mention of a previous encounter should include the tournament and players involved. The sentence now reads:
    "This was also the first time two women contested two major finals against one another in a single season since Amélie Mauresmo and Justine Henin-Hardenne met in the 2006 Australian Open and Wimbledon finals"
    Just the addition of that extra information makes the article much more comprehensive.
  • 2016 French Open – Women's Singles - from a quick glance of your contributions, you have added a certain piece of information to many articles. The inclusion of a sentence about the first for a player from a particular country is not always necessary. The importance of Kiki Bertens being the first Dutch woman to reach the semis in a certain time frame is questionable but is being left there for the moment.
  • 2010 WTA Tour - not only did you incorrectly add information to this page, but you also had atrocious grammar and it is proving a nightmare to correct.

I would ask you to think twice before contributing anymore edits to not only tennis articles, but all articles. If you have any information that you feel could be suitable for an article, consider discussing it on the article's talk page first. This will help the piece being written in the best English and its validity being determined.


F1lover22 (talk) 04:59, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Amen. Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 15:19, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Sorry for the disputes. My edits were right and that quote I edited on 2016 French Open – Women's Singles Page: Kiki Bertens was the first Dutch woman to reach the semi-final since Betty Stöve in 1977. I should be suspended from editing. ApprenticeFan work 09:49, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Your edits were not right and from what I can understand from the rest of your 'English' response, you do not need to be suspended from editing, you just need to stop editing English articles.
F1lover22 talk 10:51, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

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