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Why did you reverted my edit? Because it contained.....

Vandalism

"Vandalism is any addition, removal, or change of content in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of Wikipedia. Examples of typical vandalism are adding irrelevant obscenities and crude humor to a page, illegitimately blanking pages, and inserting obvious nonsense into a page."

Examples of Vandalism:

  • Adding gibberish
  • Adding content not related to the article or talk page
  • Tag bombing (ie: placing {{Citation needed}} all over the place)
  • Removal of speedy deletion tags
  • Removal of Articles for Deletion tags before the community has made a consensus to either keep, delete, move or redirect
  • Removal of content - Any content that is sourced, written in a neutral way that is removed without explanation is considered vandalism
  • Repeating adding copyrighted materials, introducing copyrighted content several times after being warned is vandalism
  • Hidden vandalism (ie:taking an article such as Classroom and turning it into "assroom")
  • Image vandalism - Adding inappropriate images not related to the article or talk page
  • Link vandalism - Altering a reference or external link to direct to a site not related to the article's subject
  • Adding repeating characters - Such as "YO YO YO YO YO YO YO"
  • Adding nonsense characters - Such as "Skulllzzzzz is a bony structure in the head of most vertebrates"
  • Moving the page several times without a proper explaination in either a Edit Summary or a Talk page consensus
  • Adding notes in a page that is not related or is unnecessary (ie:"Warning! Roller coasters are scary, don't ride them!")
  • Altering templates and directing it to pages not related to the subject (Many templates are protected due to persistent vandalism and high-risk vandalism)
  • Creating a unauthorized script or bot to vandalize Wikipedia, all bots or scripts should be written by trusted members of the community, all bots must be presented and requested to the Wikipedia Permission page to get the Bot user right and be authorized to make automated edits on Wikipedia after successfully passing a test run and approval by the Wikipedia 'bot apporval group'
  • Adding crude humor to an article (ie:_____ slipped in his bathtub today, HA HA! or the ____ baseball time is the worst team ever!)
  • Placing negative content to an article (See below: Negative unsourced content)

Addition of Unsourced Content

Most edits should be properly cited, sourced and referenced.

Editing Tests

See also: Wikipedia:TEST

All editing test should be done at your sandbox - If you are a registered user you may use this link

Examples of Editing Tests:

  • Randomly adding your Wiki-signature on a Wikipedia page
  • Test editing or adding other Wikipedia functions to a page that is not related to the subject

Spamming

See also: Wikipedia:SPAM

All external links must be in par with the external links policy and should be related to the article's subject and is on topic.

Examples of Spamming: See WP:ELNO & WP:ELYES for a more descriptive inforamtion

  • Any link that is used for the sale and promotion of a product or service
  • Any link that will direct readers/users to a malicious page that could contain codes that could damage your computer's hardware or files
  • Any link that uses a URL shortener, please use full links
  • Linking to pages not related to the subject
  • Fan-sites (Some exceptions)

Personal Attacks

See also: Wikipedia:NPA

Comment on content, not on the contributor. Personal attacks do not help make a point; they only hurt the Wikipedia community and deter users from helping to create a good encyclopedia. Derogatory comments about other contributors may be removed by any editor. Repeated or egregious personal attacks may lead to blocks

If you have an issue use the user's talk page to discuss the issue in a civil way.

Examples of Personal Attacks:

See also: Wikipedia:WIAPA
  • Any racial, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ageist, religious, political, ethnic, national, sexual, disability or bullying
  • Slang words to harass a user
  • Using historical violence towards a user
  • Threats of legal action
  • Stalking
  • Threatening bodily harm OR self harm (This will result in you being reported to the Wikimedia Foundation and local authorities)

Biased Content

Examples of Biased Content:

  • Saying your thoughts, opinions in articles (ie: The Pontiac Aztek is the most ugliest, piece of crap car ever made")
  • Stating opposing views (ie: In government, the ____ party is much better than the ____ party)

Factual Errors

See also: Wikipedia:V and WP:DISPUTED

Verifiability means that people reading and editing the encyclopedia can check that the information comes from a reliable source.

Examples of Biased Content: It's quite simple to understand about verifiabilty but bias content is....

  • Something we can not prove

Negative unsourced content

See also: Wikipedia:BLP

All BLP's (Biographies of Living People) should contain:

It's quite simple - if your adding something negative about a person or a thing, make sure you got the facts.

Examples of negative unsourced content:

  • Claiming a person did something wrong without having sources and references to back the claim up (ie:_____ was arrested for DUI in 2008)

Why did you place a Speedy Deletion tag/template on my page?

Main page: Wikipedia:SD

The criteria for speedy deletion specify the only cases in which administrators have broad consensus to bypass deletion discussion, at their discretion, and immediately delete Wikipedia pages or media

There are currently 42 Criterias for Speedy Deletion. (Note: I'm not sure, I was just counting). The creator of a page may not remove a speedy deletion tag however could click the Click here to contest this speedy deletion on the tag to contest, the speedy deletion. Then after a member of the community could decline the speedy deletion OR a administrator could delete the article. Other options would be a move or redirect to another page.

Information icon NOTE: Most CSD's happens on New Pages

I'm only going to list the ones I tag often:

General CSD

Main page: Wikipedia:GCSD

G1

Pages consisting entirely of incoherent text or gibberish with no meaningful content or history. This excludes poor writing, partisan screeds, obscene remarks, implausible theories, vandalism and hoaxes, fictional material, coherent non-English material, and poorly translated material. This excludes the sandbox and pages in the user namespace. In short, if you can understand it, G1 does not apply.

G2

A page created to test editing or other Wikipedia functions. Subpages of the Wikipedia Sandbox created as tests are included, but not the Sandbox itself. This criterion does not apply to pages in the user namespace, nor does it apply to valid but unused or duplicate templates (although criterion T3 may apply).

G3

This includes blatant and obvious misinformation, blatant hoaxes (including images intended to misinform), and redirects created by cleanup from page-move vandalism.

G4

A sufficiently identical and unimproved copy, having any title, of a page deleted via its most recent deletion discussion. This excludes pages that are not substantially identical to the deleted version, pages to which the reason for the deletion no longer applies, and content moved to user space for explicit improvement (but not simply to circumvent Wikipedia's deletion policy). This criterion also excludes content undeleted via deletion review, or which was deleted via proposed deletion or speedy deletion (although in that case the previous speedy criterion, or other speedy criteria, may apply).

G5

Pages created by banned or blocked users in violation of their ban or block, and which have no substantial edits by others.

G6

Uncontroversial maintenance - A very light CSD, used for unnecessary disambiguation pages, page moves and etc.

G7

If requested in good faith and provided that the only substantial content to the page and to the associated talk page was added by its author. (For redirects created as a result of a pagemove, the mover must also have been the only substantive contributor to the pages prior to the move.) If the sole author blanks a page other than a userspace page or category page, this can be taken as a deletion request.

G8

Examples include talk pages with no corresponding subject page; subpages with no parent page; image pages without a corresponding image; redirects to invalid targets, such as nonexistent targets, redirect loops, and bad titles; and categories populated by deleted or retargeted templates.

G10

These "attack pages" may include libel, legal threats, material intended purely to harass or intimidate a person or biographical material about a living person that is entirely negative in tone and unsourced.

G11

See also: WP:SPAM

Pages that are exclusively promotional, and would need to be fundamentally rewritten to become encyclopedic. Note: An article about a company or a product which describes its subject from a neutral point of view does not qualify for this criterion. "Promotion" does not necessarily mean commercial promotion: anything can be promoted, including a person, a non-commercial organisation, a point of view, etc.

G12

Text pages that contain copyrighted material with no credible assertion of public domain, fair use, or a compatible free license, where there is no non-infringing content on the page worth saving.

G13

Rejected or unsubmitted Articles for creation pages that have not been edited in over six months.

Article's CSD

Main page: Wikipedia:ACSD

A1

Articles lacking sufficient context to identify the subject of the article. Example: "He is a funny man with a red car. He makes people laugh."

A2

Articles having essentially the same content as an article on another Wikimedia project.

A3

Any article (other than disambiguation pages, redirects, or soft redirects to Wikimedia sister projects) consisting only of external links, category tags and "see also" sections, a rephrasing of the title, attempts to correspond with the person or group named by its title, a question that should have been asked at the help or reference desks, chat-like comments, template tags, and/or images.

A5

Any article that consists only of a dictionary definition that has already been transwikied (e.g., to Wiktionary), a primary source that has already been transwikied (e.g., to Wikisource), or an article on any subject that has been discussed at articles for deletion with an outcome to move it to another wiki, after it has been properly moved and the author information recorded.

A7

An article about a real person, individual animal(s), organization, web content or organized event that does not indicate why its subject is important or significant, with the exception of educational institutions.

A9

An article about a musical recording that has no corresponding article about its recording artist and does not indicate why its subject is important or significant (both conditions must be met).

A10

A recently created article with no relevant page history that duplicates an existing English Wikipedia topic, and that does not expand upon, detail or improve information within any existing article(s) on the subject, and where the title is not a plausible redirect.

A11

An article which plainly indicates that the subject was invented/coined/discovered by the article's creator or someone they know personally, and does not credibly indicate why its subject is important or significant.

Redirect's CSD

File's CSD

Information icon NOTE: Only images that were uploaded in Wikipedia locally NOT Wikimedia Commons

F1

Unused duplicates or lower-quality/resolution copies of another Wikipedia file having the same file format.

F2

Files that are corrupt, empty, or that contain superfluous and blatant non-metadata information. This also includes image description pages for Commons images, except pages containing information not relevant to any other project

F3

Media licensed as "for non-commercial use only" (including non-commercial Creative Commons licenses), "no derivative use", "for Wikipedia use only" or "used with permission" may be deleted, unless they comply with the limited standards for the use of non-free content. Files licensed under versions of the GFDL prior to 1.3, without allowing for later versions, may be deleted.

F4

Media files that lack the necessary licensing information to verify copyright status may be deleted after being identified as such for seven days if the information is not added.

F5

Images and other media that are not under a free license or in the public domain, that are not used in any article, may be deleted after being identified as such for more than seven days, or immediately if the image's only use was on a deleted article and it is very unlikely to have any use on any other valid article. Reasonable exceptions may be made for images uploaded for an upcoming article.

F6

Non-free files claiming fair use but without a use rationale may be deleted after being identified as such for seven days.

F7

Invalid fair-use claim.

F8

Images available as identical copies on the Wikimedia Commons.

F9

Obviously non-free images (or other media files) that are not claimed by the uploader to be fair use. A URL or other indication of where the image originated should be mentioned.

F10

Files uploaded that are neither image, sound, nor video files, are not used in any article, and have no foreseeable encyclopedic use.

F11

If an uploader has specified a license and has named a third party as the source/copyright holder without providing evidence that this third party has in fact agreed, the item may be deleted seven days after notification of the uploader.

Why did you place a Proposing Deletion tag/template on my page?

Main page: WP:PROD

Proposed deletion (PROD) is a way to suggest an article for uncontroversial deletion I use a PROD to an alternative to Speedy Deletion, the author could do some improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging other than that, within seven(7) days it will be deleted.

Why did you place a Nominated for Deletion tag/template on my page?

Main page: WP:AfD

Articles for deletion (AfD) is where Wikipedians discuss whether an article/page should be deleted I will use a nominate for deletion tag to have a community discussion and opinion for a page I think should be deleted under the deletion policy. Users of the community will vote to Keep, Delete, Merge, Redirect and Transclude once the discussion has a vast majority an admin could decide to Keep, Delete, Merge, Redirect and Transclude the article OR continue the discussion until more !votes come in.

What did you do to my Article Feedback?

Article feedback allows anyone to easily make suggestions about a page and help editors improve articles

  • The feedback form is a blue box at the bottom of Wikipedia articles, with a simple question: "Did you find what you were looking for?” and a comments box.

Readers

  • Readers (defined as logged out users and non-confirmed users) can post feedback, view feedback, mark feedback as helpful or unhelpful and flag them as abuse.

After an Article Feedback has been submitted

Once an article feedback has been submitted it will be reviewed be users called monitors (reviewers, rollbackers and administrators) it would be reviewed as Useful, Resolved, No Action Needed or Inappropriate

  • If marked as Useful - This will promote that comment to other editors on the 'Featured' filter, which all users see by default when they first visit the feedback page.
  • If marked as Resolved - An editor with some expertise on this topic will go ahead and incorporate the feedback by editing the article themselves.
  • If marked as No Action Needed - those are comments that are unclear, irrelevant, praise, or duplicates.
  • If marked as Inappropriate - those are comments that are nonsense, offensive, spam, or that include private data like phone numbers or email addresses - This would most likely be hidden from the feedback section that I and other monitors find a particularly inappropriate comment, we can permanently remove it from public view using special monitoring tool.

If an article feedback is highly inappropriate should be reported to Oversight (suppression), Oversight should be requested for feedback which contains non-public personal information, such as phone numbers, home addresses, workplaces, schools or identities of pseudonymous or anonymous individuals who have not made their identity public.

Licensing & Disclaimer

Main page: WP:CC-BY-SA

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Did I made a mistake?

Everybody in life makes mistakes no matter in life or online. In case of a mistake, here are some instructions:

  1. Ensure that the revert or tagging was a mistake, look it over, if you are a persistent vandal then it ain't no mistake
  2. Please click here to leave a new message on my talk page to report the mistake
  3. I will then review the edit and take further action and then come back with a response at my user talk page
  4. You'll be notified with a Talkback message on your talk page
  5. I'll gain respect for you, for telling me about the mistake Face-wink.svg

Conclusion

After reading this page, you'll have a full understanding about why I reverted your edit and/or placed a deletion tag on your page. We are Yes check.svg Done!

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