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Overflow at your admintools page

Dear User:Oshwah. Your page User:Oshwah/Dashboard has appeared at Category:Pages_where_template_include_size_is_exceeded. You could help us to empty this maintenance category by replacing the former templates with {{admin dashboard/light}}. This template provides the same functionality, but is far less prone to overflow. Thanks in advance. Pldx1 (talk) 08:27, 1 April 2016 (UTC) By the way, fixing a wrong end of section some messages above. Pldx1 (talk) 08:31, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Pldx1. Cool, I'll give it a shot. Thanks :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 02:38, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
im adria72 sorry for the octopus  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adria72 (talkcontribs) 09:37, 9 April 2016 (UTC) 

Enquire about your movie article

""Hi I have seen your article on the Argentinian film Inercia. Can you please help me find out where I can get this movie from?" Soorajkr (talk) 15:40, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Soorajkr! I wasn't a major contributor to that article, and locating a copy of the film isn't something I can provide you help with, unfortunately. Sorry, and good luck! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 02:33, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

je suis Charlie

Being a Muslim and a human i have been taught to never ridicule any one or their religion. it is immoral and cheap to do so. the cartoon image disrespect or Prophet Muhammad Sallal la hu Alaihe Wasalam. thats why i have removed the picture. i hope you will respect my religion as we respect yours! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jiajiajiajia123 (talkcontribs)

Jiajiajiajia123 - You're pushing a viewpoint that is not neutral. This is why I (as well as other users, such as Yamaguchi先生 and C.Fred) reverted your changes and removal of content. Wikipedia is not censored, and your removal of content is disruptive. Please let me know if you have any more questions. I'll be happy to answer them. Thanks for understanding :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:06, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

je suis Charlie

awaiting a reply — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jiajiajiajia123 (talkcontribs)

Jiajiajiajia123 - See my above response. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:07, 2 April 2016 (UTC)


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You have been blocked indefinitely from editing for wasting too much time on #wikipedia-en connect and drinking too much beer. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text to the bottom of your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.

k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 20:06, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

K6ka - NOOO!!!! SAY IT ISN'T SO!!! :-P ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:30, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

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Hi how are you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

What did my kids do this time?

Hello Oshwah

I'm attempting to figure out exactly what my students at are up to. We're a middle school and this type of thing might happen from time to time but I can't exactly tell what it was that happened and I'm hoping for some details from you if you are able to provide them.

Thanks in advance! Iamblakeh (talk) 22:46, 1 April 2016 (UTC)iamBlakeH

Iamblakeh - You can visit Special:Contributions/ to see the contributions made from the IP. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:27, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Bemrose School

removed unsourced material, most of it PR puffery, as per the tag at the top of the article, which was placed there in August last year (not by me) (talk) 01:04, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Ah, got'cha. Sorry, I didn't notice your edit summary. Just make sure that your removal also doesn't accidentally remove good content, such as section headers or formatting (your edit here did just that). Other than that, you're good to go. Thanks for leaving me a message, and I apologize for the confusion. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 02:31, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Hypogonadism Edit

Hi Oshwah,

I deleted 2 lines of the page that had been added today, but were completely incoreect and talked of a made up disease, clearly using somebodies name. I put "deletion of vandalism" in the reason for deleting, so I am not sure why you coulndt see this. I will go ahead and delete it again, as it is very wrong thank you (talk) 01:23, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Indeed! You're totally right. I apologize for the mistake. Thanks for letting me know :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:41, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Colin Smith wikepedia page

Hi yes, as I noted on the edit note, I am Colin Smith's daughter, Peta Smith born 1962. My brother Stuart was born in 1965 and my sister Kerry was born in 1972. Colin and Brenda (and us) emigrated to Australia in June 1972. I changed the word "daughter" to "three children" as we all emigrated.

Not sure what source to put, but wondering what the source was that said there was only me who emigrated with my parents and not my brother and sister.

Also need to let you know that my father, Colin Smith, died on 21st December 2014, so that needs to be updated.

I googled my father as I was looking for a "NUTS" article which had some coaching information I wanted. There are a number of "Vale Colin Smith" links on wiki so perhaps one of them can be used as a source to prove the authenticity of Colin's death?

I am not an editor. I just saw the information was incorrect.

Thanking you

Peta Smith

(and just to let you know I do donate to support Wiki when I get the annual pop up message!!) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Hi, and thanks for leaving me a message with your concerns. Indeed, content on Wikipedia (especially content that involves biographies of living people) must be cited with a reliable source if changes are made like the edit you made here. I am not able to verify your claims regarding your personal relation to the article subject, and such claims can constitute original research, which is not allowed on Wikipedia. If you have further concerns, you can contact the volunteer response team. They have the tools and training to verify your identity and assist you with your concerns. Thanks again for your message :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:04, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Fast reverts

Any trick to those lightning fast reverts? I got the MultiLink (right-click-drag = open links) plug in, but even that is slower than you were. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 03:56, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi EvergreenFir! There actually isn't; I just noticed that the user was making mass changes with the same edit summary (which was pushing a point of view and causing disruption). From there, I literally just opened the user's contributions page and quickly clicked each rollback link next to every edit until all of the user's mass changes were reverted. I find that doing that is much faster and more efficient than using any tools or scripts. Plus, it assures that I roll back only what's needed and leave any good contributions alone (in this case, there was none... haha). Anyways, that's what I do when I perform mass rollbacks like that. Hope this answers your question :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:09, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Geez! Quick clicker! Well thank you for getting those rollbacks! EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 04:13, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks EvergreenFir! And you bet! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:15, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

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If you are for real, and not part of the "charade," then go to!oxley-gatton-murders/c1ofd and remove any reference to the "forged" and "falsified" documents. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Neilbrad (talkcontribs)


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05:28, 2 April 2016 (UTC)Senergyoni

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Hi Oshwah, I didn't mean to remove any content from Sarah-Louise PlattHiptoyourjive (talk) 06:29, 2 April 2016 (UTC), only to fix a few typos and grammatical inconsistencies. I'm sorry if something got removed by mistake; I was using my phone to do it and the interface was jumpy. I've gone back and fixed 2 of the typos with a detailed explanation. I hope this is correct. Please let me know if not. Thanks, hiptoyourjive — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hiptoyourjive (talkcontribs)

A barnstar for you!

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Well down, Oshwah. You have receive a Anti-Vandalism Barnstar for doing a good editor! I'm proud of you. Keep it up and do it again in the next future. Senergyoni 06:59, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Senergyoni! Thank you for taking the time to leave me this barnstar, and for your kind words. I've been busy lately, but I definitely find time to vandal patrol and keep Wikipedia squeaky clean! I hope to run into you again soon. It was a pleasure to meet you, and I wish you happy editing! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:16, 2 April 2016 (UTC)


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07:17, 2 April 2016 (UTC)Senergyoni

A barnstar for you!

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Thank for reverting the biographicies of people and thanks for reverting all those violated stuffs. Proud of you! Senergyoni 07:25, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Senergyoni! Again, I thank you for the wikilove and the recognition! Much appreciated :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:26, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome man. But can you help by deleting the block section. I try to remove because ot offensive but it says unconstructive.07:28, 2 April 2016 (UTC)Senergyoni
Senergyoni - Where exactly are you referring to? Can you provide me a link to the location, or the page you're talking about? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:31, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Your user talk page, Blocked section, please remove it, because is offensive remark08:46, 2 April 2016 (UTC)Senergyoni
Senergyoni - There is nothing offensive about that section on my talk page. It was a simple April Fools joke made by K6ka, someone I talk to and edit with frequently. He's perfectly fine to leave me messages like this (it's actually nice to have some humor left on my talk page for a change), and I trust him. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:51, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
No one checks the datestamp or have a sense of humour, do they? :( —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 12:57, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
K6ka - He was a confirmed sock puppet of Profile101, so it's moot now :-P ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:00, 2 April 2016 (UTC)


If you can understand the Filipino language, you'll find that the one that is considered as unconstructive is the previous post that appeared on the site before mine. Regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Hi, and thanks for leaving me a message! I went ahead and deleted the content from the article completely. Thanks again for the message, and I apologize for any confusion. Happy editing! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 09:03, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Psychology of art

There are people who think that the Mona Lisa is Leonardo's mother Caterina in a distant memory[1]. This theory is based also on Sigmund Freud's theory and on psychology of art. Psarto (talk) 11:37, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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I'm proud of you Oshwah for helping me. Keep it up in the future in the matured and good behaviour. And good luck to you and well done in your editing! Senergyoni 12:27, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks again! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:47, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Barnstars for you!

The Teamwork Barnstar The Minor Barnstar The Anti-vandalism Barnstar
The Multiple Barnstar
Three barnstars for everyone who fought the vandalism at Paint River. The Teamwork Barnstar for working together as a team to fight the vandal. The Minor Barnstar since rollbacks are, (for some reason) marked as minor edits. The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar for fighting the vandal overall. (I'd give myself a Special Barnstar, an Original Barnstar, and an All-around Amazing Barnstar for reporting the vandal to AIV the second time, but I don't know if that's allowed. :P) Good work, team. Peter Sam Fan 12:48, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Peter SamFan! Thanks for taking the time to leave me this awesome barnstar with multiple amounts of wikilove! Well, the page is now protected. Hopefully that will temporarily help curb the vandalism using floating characters (I forget what the name of those characters are called). I'm sure we'll run into one another again very soon. See you out on the battlefield! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:58, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

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hello Oshwah, My page bhalchandra_kulkarni is getting redirected to draft:bhalchandra_kulkarni. I am unable to publish this page. Bhalchandra Kulkarni is one of the famos personalities in Marathi Film industry. Could you please help me publish this page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shyamrajpatil (talkcontribs)

Hi, Shyamrajpatil! It's actually very easy. When the draft article is complete and ready for publishing, you can file a request for the article to be reviewed by visiting Wikipedia:Articles for creation. Once approved, it will be moved and published to the main space. You'll want to visit the articles for creation page, as it will answer all of your questions. Hope my response helped. Cheers, and good luck to you! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:06, 2 April 2016 (UTC)


On what basis you reverted my changes? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:03, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

I reverted your edit here because it appeared to be an edit test, or an addition of gibberish or random text. If I made a mistake, please let me know what the edit was attempting to accomplish so that I can fix it for you. Thanks :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:12, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

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I did not remove text, just updated it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Walidbadeer (talkcontribs)

Walidbadeer, see your edit here. You removed two references that were used to cite the content and support the information stated. This is why I reverted your changes and messaged you about it. You didn't explain why you removed these two references using the edit summary. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:22, 2 April 2016 (UTC)


Please have a look at the edits before you revert things - We're attempting a collaboration to write an article at User:Worm That Turned/Teresa Helena Higginson. It's quite clear from the edits that they are in good faith. Please do not make any further reverts there. WormTT(talk) 13:30, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Worm That Turned! Please accept my most sincere apologies. I saw this edit, and this edit. I thought it might have been vandalism, but wasn't sure. I saw that the user was new, so I went with a good faith reversion. I messaged you on your talk page and then realized that you messaged me here. Again, thanks for letting me know and I apologize for the mistake. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:42, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

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Hy I am Atif.The iraqi causlaties mentioned in article related to Anbar offensive are very slow as compare to actuall ground situation.U can read "Offensive" heading in Anbar offensive article to know about real caulaties.Kindly reply me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Atif000 (talkcontribs)

Hi, Atif000. I reverted your edit here because you removed references to sources and replaced it with text stating "see offensive heading". In the future, I highly recommend that you use the edit summary to describe your changes. This will help other editors to understand what you're doing and why. If the references were simply moved and not removed, then feel free to restore your changes. That was my main concern :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:50, 2 April 2016 (UTC)


How is that more of an opinion than say this sentence; "King Leopold II demanded that Stanley take the longer route via the Congo River, hoping to acquire more territory and perhaps even Equatoria"? The question about the route the expedition would take is fairly controversial and so if the above statement (and many others) can be left in place, then why remove mine? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:192:8200:1920:4D79:FB16:E72A:2193 (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure what you're referring to with the sentence you quoted here, but I reverted your edit here because I originally felt that the statement implied an opinion with words such as "degree of negativity". It also isn't referenced when you state that he only did this to African Americans and not Caucasians as well. So, there were multiple reasons. If you see content that doesn't adhere to a neutral point of view, please be bold and remove it! It will help improve Wikipedia if you remove content that you see as written with a bias or opinion. Please let me know if you have any more questions. I'll be happy to answer them. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:10, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

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Your site does a great disservice to teachers of literature. Vast numbers of students no longer bother to read texts because they just read the plot summaries on Wikipedia. You should have whatever content about literature you want, but you should not include plot summaries. What purpose do they serve other than making it possible for someone not to read the book? This open invitation to cheating and plagiarism should be stopped. Teachers of literature the world over are waiting for you to do the right thing and allow this generation to re-discover the pleasure and wisdom of reading. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

(talk page stalker) The limited plot summaries on Wikipedia are hardly a substitute for reading the actual book (there's an essay on the purpose of plot summaries at WP:PLOTSUM). Even CliffsNotes have more information. clpo13(talk) 16:27, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Removing plot summaries, such as what you did here and here - is not going to make a difference nor support your viewpoint. It's disruptive, not compatible with your views and Wikipedia's mission to be a completely free and content-rich encyclopedia, and will result in you being blocked from editing Wikipedia. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:36, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

What I did is correct

These people harassed me and tried to make me act like the way they wanted me to but I refused. They only care about their opinions. I've got to warn everybody about them so they are not able to repeat such behaviour or at the least others will be cautious when dealing with them. I'm only helping those who actually care about contributing to this site. (talk) 16:37, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

No, what you're doing is disruptive, won't accomplish anything, and is only going to result in you being blocked from editing. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:44, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
I don't understand why you people are same everywhere. All of the mods are same like you. Only you people are correct, everybody else is wrong. Even real criticism is personal attack or disruptive or uncivil for you. You people can't even tolerate critisicm. This just shows your true nature. In case I am wromg about you, prove me wrong. Have them blocked. If you side with them, then there's no difference between them and you. (talk) 16:52, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Your edit here was not "criticism" - it was a personal attack aimed at another editor. Especially when you say "you are nothing more than a childish person driven mad by power who thinks only he is the one are correct". This behavior will result in you being blocked; it's not constructive and is only harmful to the project. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:01, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

I can edit willow smith if I want your not my dad fxcking bxtch MD20017 (talk) 21:50, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Meaghan Oppenheimer

Hi there!

Got your message about the providing a source about Meaghan Oppenheimer's relationship with Tom Ellis. Would just like to say that there aren't any articles about the two but they are very public about their relationship on various social media platforms such as instagram and twitter. Because of this, I don't think I ca provide a sufficient source for my edit but if you do take a look at their instagram accounts, it can be seen that they definitely are in a relationship. Hope this clears things up. Thanks for the notice. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Hi, and thanks for leaving me a message! Articles that are biographies of living people undergo much more strict scrutiny compared to other articles. The source that needs to be provided must meet the guidelines on identifying reliable sources; unreferenced content in biographies of living people (especially if it's contentious or controversial, or could be read or translated as such) must be removed per Wikipedia's policy on these articles. So, when looking for a source to support your edit, make sure to read those Wikipedia guidelines that I linked to you. It's very important that you do this. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to ask me them. I'll be happy to answer them and lend a hand! Happy editing! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:45, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

page deletion

hey i just wanted to ask u that my page has been deleted by u so please can i get a reason for that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jsa.99 (talkcontribs)

Hi, Jsa.99. Sure. What is the page that was deleted? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:16, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Bro my page name is ja'am(title). And sorry for taking any information from your site as j was just gathering all information from the Internet to one page about Jams. Thankyou looking forward Jsa.99 (talk) 18:31, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
According to the page logs in Ja'am and Jam (title), the Ja'am article was moved to Jam (title), then deleted due to a proposed deletion that expired. The concern that was listed in the proposed deletion was, "No references or credible assertion to [assert] notability. Potential WP:OR" (WP:OR refers to the Wikipedia shortcut for Wikipedia's no original research policy. This is why the article was deleted. I hope this answers your question. Cheers! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:42, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Content Deletion and Restoration

Hello, Oshwah, today, I received a message from you stating that my changes have been restored on Carroll Shelby's page. Here's what I did that you probably didn't know. Instead of having his death under his personal life, I placed death as a separate category, as is with many articles on other people. Here's what I suggest. When you look at an article, please do not go right in and undo other people's changes. I was on Carroll Shelby's page, and I know what I'm doing when I'm editing a page.

(talk page stalker) This is why it's encouraged to use edit summaries so as to let other editors know your intentions. clpo13(talk) 18:31, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Seconding clpo13's response above: What would be better for you to do is to add an edit summary to your changes so that other editors can understand what you're doing and why. If you look at your edit again, as well as the article's history page, I don't have any context as to what you're trying to do if you don't add any edit summaries to your changes. Nobody is pointing any fingers at you or saying that you're in trouble; your edit just confused me and I reverted the change and left you a message in order to ask you what the reason was for the removal. So long as you include an edit summary with your edits, you'll be perfectly fine and you'll be less likely to run into frustration and confusion with other editors (like right now :-)). Please let me know if you have any more questions. I'll be happy to answer them. Cheers! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:33, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Very fine response, Oshwah. I will take your advice into consideration. Cheers! (talk) 18:37, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks for leaving me a message and for peacefully discussing your frustration and concerns. I'm glad that we were able to discuss the matter and help each other out :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:43, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, I removed an incorrect image of Whiting. Someone had photo-shopped it to appear as if the refinery was behind the beach, making it appear very ugly and incorrect. I plan to insert a few REAL images so our town is not viewed incorrectly and poorly.

Mike Turco Article up for deletion

Why did you tag the page for deletion all the info there is legitimate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tribecasix (talkcontribs)

Tribecasix - I was not the original person who nominated the article you created for deletion. I simply reverted your removal of the articles for deletion tag (which must stay on the article until the discussion ends). To gain a better understand as to why the article is being discussed for deletion, visit the article's deletion discussion page. It will list the original reason explained by the editor who started the discussion. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:01, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

whiting indiana whihala beach

Please accept my apologies if I am not doing things quite right. I am trying to learn! I have removed an incorrect image for the Whiting profile because it was photoshopped to look as if the neighboring refineries were right behind our beautiful beach. This alteration was unflattering and unfair to our city. I will attempt to load some REAL images.


Monica (EamusM3 (talk) 19:49, 2 April 2016 (UTC))

Hi EamusM3! Welcome to Wikipedia! No worries; we were all new at one time. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. If you want to replace images on articles with improved ones, go for it! What you'll want to do is leave the original image alone for now (unless it's a blatant violation of Wikipedia policy and must be removed), and replace the images with your improved ones once you have them. Then, you'll be all set! Please let me know if you have any more questions. Happy editing! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:13, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank You

Thank you fMetso96 (talk) 20:09, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Neutrality should not be achieved at the expense of factual accuracy, because then it will not be neutral but biased.

"." Hi Oshwah, my Wikipedia names is Stanley savant. Please will you advise me. (Where will I find your reply when I log in?) At 13.01 on 31 March I made a significant edit to the Henry M. Stanley Wikipedia page with full citations. The entire edit was removed next day by users of an IP address (associated with Ugandan schools and the Ugandan Pentecostal church). Their reason "rv a series of too detailed, non-neutral edits". I'd put several hours work into this but did nothing about it till 9.31 on 2 April when I tried again but on a smaller scale. Shortly after this at 9.39 IP (I think that's right but can't check on Edit History while writing to you) in a series of edits removed everything I had changed on the grounds that there had been too much detail. So although I know a great deal about Stanley, it's hard to see the point of my ever contributing again, unless you can somehow reassure me

I will describe the four issues that concern me most. All are in Charges of Cruelty.

1) At present there is a quotation from John Rose Troup's book about The Emin Pasha Expedition (note 48 at present). In it Troup claims that accusations made against him by Stanley, which couldn't be mentioned by him publicly, were grossly unfair. After this quote I inserted a passage to the effect that Troup had been an officer in Major Barttelot's Rear Column and had been accused by Stanley along with other Rear Column officers of not having had the courage to prevent the deranged Barttelot from shooting three men for trivial offences and for starving over 100 others. Stanley had then been 700 miles away. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). (Stanley's Diary October 1890 Royal Museum of Central Africa quoted by Tim Jeal p 358 Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer (2007). Back on 31 March I had also mentioned that Troup was a brutal man who had made a young Congolese girl his sex slave. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). (This is in William Bonny's Diary RMCA quoted by Jeal also on p 358. So the context shows that Stanley had had good reason to make accusations. Yet twice my efforts to show that Troup's criticism should not be taken at face value have been removed from the Stanley Wikipedia page. So Troup's criticism still stands as if Stanley had never had any grounds for discontent with him

2) There is a seriously inaccurate quote from a book called "The Congo: Plunder and Resistance" a book primarily about the Congo (at present placed before notes (38) 18 in which it is claimed that Stanley had "a pathological fear of women, an inability to work with talented co-workers and an obsequious love of the aristocratic rich". Every single statement is untrue. (a) Women. In the Stanley Archive (Royal Museum of Central Africa RMCA) in Tervuren, Brussels, there is a large body of correspondence between Stanley's first and second fiancées, also with an American journalist May L. Sheldon, and to his wife Dorothy Tennant. Some of these letters have been quoted by Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). Professor James Newman in "Imperial Footprints" (2004) pp 26, 30-31 96-7, 216-17, 306, and more were quoted by Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). Tim Jeal in his Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer (2007) pp 74-75, 78-89, 157-9, 267-269, 300-12, 388-90, 392-95, 404. Stanley's letters to his wife, Dorothy Tennant also show a close and loving relationship. The Stanley Archive was closed from the 1980s to the early 2000s and Jeal and Newman were the first to gain access. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). see acknowledgements in both their books. (b) Colleagues. Stanley's relations with A. J. Mountney Jephson (the most talented officer on the Emin Pasha Expedition) were always excellent. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). See Newman p 341. Stanley also got on well with Captain Nelson and Dr Parke who both visited him while he was on his honeymoon! On his first Trans-Africa journey he got on well with all his white colleagues and was devastated by Frank Pocock's death.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). Richard Stanley and Alan Neame The Exploration Diaries of H. M. Stanley (1961) pp 187-92. (c) Obsequious love of the rich. Stanley's grandest and richest friends were Sir William Mackinnon, a self-made shipping magnate and A.l. Bruce who described himself as "naught but a common brewer" Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). (Bruce to Stanley 3.06.1885 RMCA) His closest male friends, Edward Glave and Edward King were a journalist and an ex-warehouseman. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). Jeal 83, 273. Major Pond, Stanley's lecture agent wrote about Stanley's hatred of high society and grand occasions "he cannot bear being on exhibition ... He appreciates friends, and those who know him intimately".Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). Newman 341. The correspondence with Leopold in the RMCA show that Stanley at first was in awe of him, but his later relations were more adversarial than fawning.The Stanley Archive Inventory gives a good idea of this. All this I have tried to insert this into the Wikipedia page in a shorter form but twice it has been eliminated and the original thrice inaccurate quote left in place without qualification.

3) Immediately after the quotation from The Congo: Plunder and Resistance, there appears this sentence: "It is also notable that the degree of negativity Stanley sometimes employed while describing Africans was never used against the many white people he disagreed with." This sentence has moved about and been altered. But it is the third negative passage about Stanley in a row. How can this be said to exhibit neutrality or balance? Nor is it really true. Stanley described the activity of the white traders of Boma as constituting "two centuries of pitiless persecution of black men by sordid whites." Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). H. M. Stanley The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State (1885) vol i 80,96. "You damned sons of a sea-cook, God damn you," he yelled at Stairs and Jephson after they had criticised his beloved Wangwana carriers and guards. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). Jeal 331. He wrote of finding white people ugly after spending years with Africans. He wrote that "their weird pallor... after gazing so long on rich black and richer bronze, had something of an unaccountable ghastliness." Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). H. M. Stanley Through the Dark Continent (1878) Vol ii 462

4) I have tried twice to prevent the reference in the passage concerning John Speke punching the African caravan leader, Mbarak Bombay notes 12/28 and especially note 42 from appearing with a misquotation that changes the original meaning to Stanley's detriment. It is claimed that Stanley later punched Bombay in the same way that Speke had punched him i.e. in the mouth (breaking his teeth). But what Stanley actually wrote is "... months afterwards, I was called upon to administer punishment to him myself." Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). H. M. Stanley "How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa" (1872) p 28. It may seem a small matter but it mirrors a general effort by many contributors to write negatively about Stanley.


Hi, Stanley savant. Holy cow, that's a lot of text for me to go through. So, in a nutshell: you added content to Henry Morton Stanley, which was later modified and some of it removed by, and you have concerns about this. First and foremost, your edits are never gone; every change made to an article can be found on the article's history page. The edit you originally made and added content to the article is here - you can visit this page, click on "edit", and all of your content will be there as you added and saved it before. What you need to do is communicate with the user that modified your changes (on his user talk page), and seek consensus regarding what should be kept and not kept (do this on the article's talk page if possible after you've reached out to him). This is proper dispute resolution, and will be the best way to voice and resolve both of your concerns. Just make sure that you do not edit war, as it is not allowed and will only make resolving your concerns harder. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:53, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Hi Oshwah! I'm an inexperienced editor, and I couldn't figure out how to remove the gray box around the information I added to the article. I was actually trying to expand the article, so I added my edits back in. If you know how to remove the formatting of the gray box, I would appreciate it. detroit.import — Preceding unsigned comment added by Detroit.import (talkcontribs)

Hi, Detroit.import! Sure, easy peasy... and it's fixed. Just so you know, the "grey box" formatting that you saw was caused by adding spaces at the beginning of the new line. To remove the formatting, just make sure that there are no spaces in front of the paragraph that's being formatted. You're all set to go! Cheers, and happy editing :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:38, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Hi, I received a message about copyright infringement regarding the blog -

I own that blog, and I was setting up a Wikipedia page for a notable ancestor, a clockmaker. Stephenrobertkuta (talk) 20:22, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Stephenrobertkuta! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thanks for leaving me a message with your concerns. There are a couple of issues with your claims, as well as the article you created. First and foremost, we can't verify that you are, in fact, the owner of the blog that you created the article using the text from. Second, you're supposed to paraphrase and reference sources (not copy text straight from them), and lastly... even if we were able to verify your claim of ownership of the blog, you're adding original research which is not allowed on Wikipedia. To avoid issues and frustration with creating articles during the time that you're learning Wikipedia and becoming familiar with all of it's guidelines and policies, I highly recommend that you use the articles for creation process to create articles. The process and policies will go much more smoother for you, and you'll get to learn and understand them as you use the wizard and create content. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Again, welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you enjoy your stay and become a long-term contributor here! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:32, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Hi Oshwah, I was in the middle of editing and had to go out suddenly.I was hoping to replace the section I deleted with another version that was more factual. I will do it if I get time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

No subject

Hi Oshwah, Many thanks for your comments concerning the Royal Variety Performance page. The sections that we deleted were very in-accurate so we replaced them with accurate wording and correct information. For your information, we work officially for the Royal Variety Performance and the Royal Variety Charity in an official capacity, so the information that we substituted is 100% accurate. We are however, new to Wikipedia, so we now understand the importance of doing many references, so we have started again and included loads of references. We have deleted, for now, everything that we have added without references, so we hope this is now ok? Please let us know if not, as we want to make the page as informative and as accurate as possible. Looking forward to your advice. Many thanks --Rodeocowboy36 (talk) 21:09, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Just letting you know...

Hi. In most cases removing speedy deletions is bad, but in this case the author unintentionally blanked the page so someone tagged it as G7. The author then removed the G7 tag since he wasn't requesting deletion, and in that case it's fine for the author to remove the speedy deletion tag. Simply a reminder since that was probably just an accident when patrolling. Thanks for your work on Wikipedia! Appable (talk) 21:31, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Appable! Oh yeah, good call. I must not have realized that the CSD was for G7 or I mistakenly misread and thought that it was a different criterion. Thanks for the message and for letting me know. Cheers! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 21:38, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

gm page

Why? Telling the truth.


I will add a summary next time. I was adding missing titles.

Rq-18070.186.96.188 (talk) 23:49, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Sources I watched and read said that the rq-180 was introduced in 201570.186.96.188 (talk) 23:49, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Look out

Just saw this. Watch that one. Fudgepack (talk) 00:06, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Fudgepack! He's already been reported to AIV; he'll get taken care of soon ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:08, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Everything happened fast, I messaged you (and now see you were onto it from the history), but the account has been blocked indefinitely. On with the journey! Fudgepack (talk) 00:09, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Craig Benzine

I made an edit to Craig Benzine's page twice and you reverted it back twice, even though the information was accurate and relevant. (talk) 00:27, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes, but they were not supported with a reliable source, which is why I reverted your edits to the article. Articles that are biographies of living people undergo much more scrutiny than other articles. I highly recommend that you read the Wikipedia guidelines that I linked to you in this response; they will provide you with all of the information and relevant guidelines that you're looking for. Cheers! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:44, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

You Keep Undoing My Contributions to Craig Benzine, Please Stop

":"I've tried to add information to Craig Benzine's page about his personal life, including his dog and announcement about moving to Austin, Texas. This is both accurate and relevant information, and you've undone my additions three times. It's getting frustrating to have to keep redoing my work, and it's discouraging me from contributing. I hate you for that, please stop undoing my work. (talk) 00:53, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Your edits are not cited or supported with a reliable source. All you need to do is include one, and you'll be fine. Otherwise, the content will get removed (by someone else, if not by me). If you have questions, please let me know. I'll be happy to assist you, but continuously restoring the content after being told multiple times about the issues with your contributions will only make things worse, not better. I appreciate your message and I appreciate your understanding. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:55, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Paul Ryan

Why would you undue my edit as not constructive? Did you actually read my edit summary? I was trying to -Be Bold- and people like you are like the Wikipedia Nazis who revert first and then ask people to explain themselves second. Go read my edit and if you think I was just vandalizing an article, go report me. Otherwise, maybe you should consider what I said and offer a constructive critique of the position. Lipsquid (talk) 01:27, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Lipsquid. Calm down. I'll be happy to explain why I reverted your change to the section header on Paul Ryan; there's no need to message me with guns blazing. I felt that the previous section header was more appropriate than the change that you made here. While, I agree that much of the section does mention Ayn Rand, I don't think it's a controversy. And the section reflects Paul Ryan's viewpoints and stances on many policies and beliefs. Not to mention, you also had a typo with the word "Controversy" ;-). But to answer your question: No, I didn't feel like the edit was vandalism at all. I just didn't feel like it was a constructive improvement. You're always welcome to be WP:BOLD; however, so are other editors as well. Disagreements are inevitable as you can imagine. Lets just be a bit more civil next time? I'm more than welcome to explain the reason behind my edits, but help me out a little here! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:39, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Hello, it is nice to talk to you. These kinds of comments should have been put on my talk page first asking for a deeper explanation or additional feedback. There are 4 paragraphs in the section. The first 2 are about him being a supporter or possibly a devotee of Ayn Rand and the third seems to have comments regarding him backing away from Ayn Rand due to atheism and possibly other reasons. The fourth paragraph talks about his identification with the Tea Party and *might* be construed as a political philosophy by focusing on the last sentence: -According to the article, Ryan supports the Tea Party's belief in "individual rights, distrust of big government and an allegorical embrace of the Founding Fathers"- which I was going to leave in the article and move to a different section, but you reverted me in less than 2 minutes.
So this section has 3 of 4 paragraphs about Ayn Rand and they are definitely contradictory and a single sentence about "political philosophy". This is somehow reflective of Paul Ryan's political philosophy and my edit is unconstructive? In this case, your revert makes your opportunity to be bold, higher than my opportunity to be bold regardless of whether we both had good faith as the article is protected and I can't make another edit. Lipsquid (talk) 02:22, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi again, Lipsquid! First off, I'll both apologize and acknowledge that using the word "unconstructive" was too harsh; it does imply that your edit was vandalism when it was clearly not. I'm sorry about that; I didn't mean for it to anger you. I think you also make a fair analysis and good points with your previous explanation here as well. I just didn't see it that way. If you still feel that the section header is better with the change that you made, by all means... feel free to change it back. I think your arguments in support are fair. Again, I'm sorry that we got off on the wrong foot. I appreciate you for messaging me with your concerns, and I'm happy that we were able to talk it out peacefully. Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns. My talk page is always open for you, Lipsquid. Happy editing :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 02:32, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for being a sane person and for the positive discussion. I was wrong and it is only semi-protected, not 1RR, so I can make another edit. I apologize for the aggressive tone and found it humorous to see you are a a fan of Godwin's Law, which I quickly showed is still valid. There are far too many revert bullies on Wikipedia, though you certainly don't seem to be one of them. That is my bad.
So on to something productive. Was it the word "controversy" that concerned you in the section title? Maybe "Ayn Rand Contoversy" is too controversial as a section header, even though by definition the conflicting paragraphs leave one with a controversy over whether Paul Ryan is, or is not, a follower of Ayn Rand. I am open to suggestions for improvement, I have no political view on Paul Ryan so I have no motive to support or discredit him. I thought of other possibilities like "Ayn Rand Influence", but influence tends to make the claim that he is influenced by Ayn Rand and he clearly stepped away from Ayn Rand in his own words in the third paragraph which is also his latest quote on the topic so I feel that would be a very big undue weighting and put him in a box that does not reflect the sum of all available reliable sources, so I used controversy instead. If I were Paul Ryan, I would want people to focus on my last quote on the subject, which was quoted as saying that I am not a follower of Ayn Ryan and the previously mentioned stories are an "Urban Legend". I would actually probably want it all deleted. To leave it as is says that there is some controversy as to why his latest statements should not be the termination of the Ayn Rand follower discussion. This is very messy and needs to be fixed or leave it and call it a controversy, which is what I did. Wide open to feedback, people will yell at my edit no matter what I do even though my logic is sound and I have remained neutral on the actual content. Thoughts? Lipsquid (talk) 03:30, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Lipsquid! I haven't forgotten about you. I've just been busy and got distracted. Once some time clears up, I'm going to get back to you. Just responding so that you know that I haven't forgotten about you! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:59, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Lipsquid - I'm back! Sorry about that. I got busy for a bit and just now have allowed myself to be able to backtrack. I'm torn to be honest; I feel like you're right in that "Ayn Rand something" would be a more fitting section header than the current, given the specific content that's in this article section. I can't think of a noun that appropriately describes the section header to complete it that doesn't imply a point of view that is neutral (maybe that's why it's currently the text as it is now). I'm going to check Wikipedia's section header manual of style guidelines again (as well as some others) and see if they don't have a consensus there already in this situation; please do the same so that we'll both be able to make a decision wisely :-). Right now, I'm stuck on what the change should be. In the meantime, I think that the section header should be kept as-is until we figure this out. Is that cool with you? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:03, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
Oswah- How long does one wait? It seems you spend much more time rolling back edits than in contributing to the encyclopedic content of Wikipedia. My interest are sort of the opposite and I want to improve content. We agree the section description is not very logical. Why can it not be fixed? I don't mind waiting for you if you want to make an honest attempt to fix, you are on WP a lot. I want to say this as nicely as possible, but others can rollback vandalism without your input, this is waiting on you. How important is this to you? If this is not your priority, please rollback your own edit where you marked my edit as unconstructive and I will work through the issue with editors interested in the content of the article. Lipsquid (talk) 15:39, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
See my response in the talk page section that you've responded to. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:41, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Sam hinkie

Incompetent, in a culture of huge salaries for winning Sam hinkie is presiding over one of the worst win loss records in the history of the NBA.. What part of incompetent is unclear to you? The truth is helpful, what part of that is unclear to you? Alansgems (talk) 01:44, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Alansgems - Adding "incompetent" to describe an article subject that is a biography of a living person (as you did here) violates both Wikipedia's policies regarding the need to edit in a neutral point of view, as well as editing biographies of living people. This is why I reverted your edit - it implies a point of view that isn't neutral, which is not allowed on Wikipedia (and especially not allowed on articles of living people). ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:49, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Page Help!

Hi Oshwah!

I have a request for you, if you could help me out. I'm new to Wikipedia and need something done. There is a page that is being continuously vandalized

People from the Arrow SubReddit are coming in, making accounts, then bypassing the semi-lock (which was put into place cause they were abusing the page) and now are changing things to bully Marc Guggenheim, the writer on Arrow the TV show. Can you revert back to a legit version of the page and help lock it so even new users cant change it? These people are ruthless and are using this as a joke to be mean to the writers of the show just cause things aren't going their way.

If you can do something about it, please do!

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

It looks like the matter has been resolved on the article. If future issues arrive, please feel free to let me know. I'll be happy to help you look into it and resolve the matter. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:19, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Hello Oshwah.I notice that you have removed something I put into the page about Swami Premananda. Can you tell me on what grounds you deleted the passage taken from the Share International magazine? It is very frustrating generally, the whole Swami Premananda page.It is full of references to articles written in the Indian/Sri Lankan gutter press, which in themselves are not based on anything substantive but are merely sensationalist reporting of the worst kind. Why are references to such articles allowed to remain on the page,and other, more truthful references speedily deleted? It's a bit of a farce really.I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on the matter.Doughnutgirl (talk) 10:05, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Doughnutgirl! Thanks for leaving me a message with your questions. I'll be more than happy to explain the reason behind my reversion. I saw this edit that you made; it removed content but didn't have an explanation as to why in the edit summary. I reverted it in case it was a mistake. I noticed that you added content before this removal; I went ahead and restored the article back to that revision for you. If the content you want to remove still needs to go, by all means please feel free to do it. You will just want to make sure that you explain your changes using the edit summary. This allows other editors to know and understand what you're doing and why. It'll also avoid confusion such as this :-). If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to let me know. I'll be happy to lend a hand. Cheers! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:16, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
But why did you remove the content that I added, Oshwah? Doughnutgirl (talk) 10:37, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Forgive me, Doughnutgirl. I'm having trouble understanding your question. The content you added to the article should now be there; the article is currently at the revision in the state that it was after you added content. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:40, 3 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi Oswah, if I removed something then this was by mistake. What I did do is expand the article. But I see that is now all lost. How can I bring it back in deliberation with you? I think I only deleted some potential member information that was not correct anymore. As well as a link from South Africa which was not working anymore. What I added was all the compettiions under IKF Funafuti1978 (talk) 10:49, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Funafuti1978! Oops! It looks like the software reverted all of your changes instead of only your last one. Fixed. Sorry about that! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:52, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks mate - the last one that was added and deleted again it needed to be. Since by accident I added a football tab from another wiki. So it needed deletion. But now all looks good again! Funafuti1978 (talk) 10:53, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Ack! Funafuti1978, no worries. You'll want to use the edit summary to describe what you're doing in future edits. You removed content again and didn't explain why using the edit summary. No worries; all taken care of. Edit summaries just help other editors see and understand what you're doing and why. It also avoids confusion, such as this :-) Cheers, mate! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:57, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Will do next time. My last step is that I want to put all the member associations on a separate page like in FIFA. Since now they distort the whole page. Is that possible? I will use the edit summaries from now. Funafuti1978 (talk) 10:59, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Funafuti1978! Indeed it is! If you have a large list, simply create an article and title it "List of members in FIFA" (or something like that) and move the list there. Then you can link the main article to it. Check out Wikipedia's Lists help page; it will provide you with everything you need so that you can do it. Have fun, and happy editing man! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:03, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

For you

Userpage Protection Barnstar.PNG The Userpage Shield
You know why. Great work today. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:14, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
You're a rockstar, Anna Frodesiak. It was a pleasure to work as a team with you today. Feel free to recruit me on IRC any time you need to team up again. It was a lot of fun :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:36, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Civility Barnstar Hires.png The Civility Barnstar
I know that one isn't meant to engage in barnstar swapping, but the one you gave me prompted me to look at your talk pages, and it's clear from your prompt and measured responses to all sorts of questions and complaints that this barnstar is well deserved.

By the way, don't forget to keep up a broad range of activities to ensure that you pass your next RFA :)  —SMALLJIM  12:30, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Smalljim! Good to talk to again, man! Thank you for taking the time to leave me this barnstar. It's very well written and thoughtful of you to do. Sigh... I know. I really do need to. I've created some good content, but I can always do more. Vandal patrolling is just so much fun for me! I probably enjoy it much more than I should... haha. But you are right. I plan to spend some more time in different collaboration and creation areas, and maybe run again in August or September. It'll be a good amount of time since my first RfA, and... who knows, we'll see :-). Again, it's great to chat with you again, and I hope we keep in touch. Until we meet again. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:02, 3 April 2016 (UTC)


hey man, you revert alot of vandalism. Here is an unofficial barnstar! Winterysteppe (talk) 13:31, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Winterysteppe! I don't need barnstars; a good fist bump or a pat on the back works just fine! Hope you're doing well; it's great to chat with you again :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:33, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi User:Oshwah I like chatting with you <3! You are spot on with catching vandals!! Winterysteppe (talk) 16:37, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Removal of My wikipedia page Abaya Hastha Swayambu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple ,Agaram Village Hosur

Dear Mr.Oshwah ,

I have created a page on wikipedia about out temple Abaya Hastha Swayambu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple ,Agaram Village Hosur for days together .But today i am shocked to see my new page has been reversed in no time .

you may not know how much time i took to create this . I respect every religion and at the same time i expect the same from others .I dont know why you do this ?

Is it a part of racism ? i hope you are not Please revert the same at the earliest.


Greetings from India

look i am a non computer gratuate and i am working hard to create a page on the request of the temple people on a service motive when ever i am free . If there is any mistake please kindly help me to correct the issue as i am learner and not a expert like you.

Regards, J.P.Krishna Prasad

Hi, Krrish1971. Thanks for leaving me a message with your request for assistance and with your concerns. So, I took some time and I went through the entire Abaya Hastha Swayambu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Agaram Village, Hosur article and made a large amount of improvements and changes for you. There is still much, much more work that needs to be done. My primary concern is your almost complete lack of reliable sources to support the content that you're adding. Unreferenced content can be challenged and removed; I highly recommend that you spend time locating sources and citing them within the article. I believe I've gotten you off to a good start. Good luck, happy editing, and please let me know if I can assist you with anything. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:28, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Edits to World War III

Sorry, you're right that I shouldn't just delete them. I think that section is too long and should be turned into a list page, but I'm not sure what to do with the sections without a main article to link to.

Vluczkow (talk) 17:15, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Vluczkow! I apologize for the delay getting back to you. Yes, improving the article is absolutely 100% the right choice over deleting content simply because it isn't linked to a main article of it's own. If the content is quite long, but not in-depth enough to warrant it's own article, it's perfectly fine to leave it be. If the content is legitimate, referenced properly, and good, it would be absolutely crazy (and highly discouraged by the community) to remove it. Remember that we're here to grow and improve Wikipedia; deletion should always be a last resort (and this situation is definitely not one of them :-)). You could also try asking at the reference desk if anyone has any suggestions on how to address your concerns; my thought is to leave it be, but I'm sure that other editors will have some creative and good ideas. Plus, you'll get to have people go through and help fix any potential issues that they happen to notice... win/win! Give that a shot, and please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers, and happy editing my friend! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:05, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

My edit deletion revision

Oshowa I know my edit on dicks sporting goods was bad and inappropriate but why was the revision history deleted can you please pretty please with candy rainbow sprinkles and chocolate vanilla sugar on top please let me at least just me see the revision of my edit. Herpetology (talk) 21:59, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Herpetology! Thanks for leaving me a message with your request. Unfortunately, edits that have undergone revision deletion are usually never undeleted and re-enabled for public view. This is due to the regulations and guidelines behind performing revision deletion; edits that undergo revision deletion are better-off hidden from the community than visible and would only cause bad things to happen if it were to be public (so basically if it's grossly libelous, blatant and highly controversial copyright infringement, or something really really bad). If the edit was, by your own words, "bad and inappropriate", why would you want to view it? That doesn't make sense to me at all. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:15, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, the reason I want to see it is because well I have somewhat of a dirty mind and I love stuff that's inappropriate and sexual in nature and when I see a article with a rather suggestive looking title I get the craving to make it live up to that title (like articles with the name "dick" in it, I get the feeling that somebody has to make a penis joke in that article. But since it won't get reveled aw well. Thanks however for the response. P.S I am a snake lover and I am crazy for reptiles which is evident by my username snake dude and I am living in central Florida and had 10 encounters with snakes. Hell I was almost bit by a diamondback rattlesnake in Everglades national park. Thanks have a happy lovely sweet enjoyable day Oshwah.Snake dude (talk) 01:56, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Snake dude - Haha, hey whatever floats your boat man. I'm not here to judge. And thanks for changing your signature. I wanted to make sure that you didn't get reported or blocked for that; it can and does happen when people do that. And keep your nose clean and stay out of trouble dude!!!! I think you have great potential to become a long-term and trusted editor. Don't let silly stuff like that get in your way! I'm counting on you... ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 02:09, 4 April 2016 (UTC)


Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For tirelessly reverting all that vandalism to my talk page. Thank you for sticking up for me and God bless. Kailey 2001 (talk) 00:00, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi Kailey 2001 - You bet; I'm always happy to do it. You're awesome, Kailey 2001! Sorry you had it happen. If it makes you feel better, my talk page gets trashed, vandalized, and trolled all the time! Oh well, it comes with the job of performing vandal patrolling. I enjoy doing it, so I don't care what they do to it :-P ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:04, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
As I saw someone else say here, you must be doing something right if you have haters. Kailey 2001 (talk) 00:06, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Kailey 2001 - HA! You have no idea! Just ask anyone. My talk page is protected for the moment; else, it would be torn up at least twice an hour. It actually feels really weird when it gets semi-protected. I'm used to it being vandalized that much. Oh well, I'll enjoy the mini break while it lasts XD ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:10, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
(talk page stalker)I can echo Kailey's sentiment—you're a great vandal-fighter. Do you have any idea how many reverts you've beaten me to the past two days? Face-tongue.svg (No? I don't either. Several dozen at the least, though. Used to be Cluebot I kept being beaten by, now it's Oshwah...) AddWittyNameHere (talk) 00:18, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
AddWittyNameHere - It's good to chat with you again! Thank you very much for the kind words. As I say frequently to those that ask me, I can't explain it... I just really enjoy vandal patrolling (shoot, maybe a little too much at times :-P), and it's a very fun area on Wikipedia to be involved in. I do plan on taking some of that time and allocating towards other areas (content creation, interaction in help pages, etc). It's something I really need to do to. But fear not, I'll still be patrolling! Again, thanks for the message. You're awesome man! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:53, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, you guys keep beating me to the punch tonight with the reverts. :-) Kailey 2001 (talk) 01:05, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Kailey 2001 - LOL, it's probably because everyone is on alert tonight because of all the fun that happened yesterday. Shoot, I know I'm on alert :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:07, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

─────────────────────────(edit conflict)x2: You're welcome! Yeah, can be hard to explain, but I agree, vandal patrolling can be enjoyable. I also tend to over-focus on that area, y'know. Well, that and gnomish stuff. I mean, I have created 834 pages, which would sound awesome, right?
Except...751 of them are user talk pages (around 700 or so of those are to warn vandals, the remnant welcomes to users who've reverted vandalism or similar) and of the 32 mainspace pages, 24 are redirects (and another handful are from cleaning up pagemove-vandalism).
If I'd have to venture a guess, around ~65-70% of my edits are vandalism/spam-fighting, ~20% is gnomish work, ~5-10% is me blabbering on usertalk and the remaining ~5% is content work, at most. If you ever need an equally-repetitive but non-vandal-fighting activity, I'll gladly point out a few dozen different highly tedious and repetitive jobs that still need to be done just within the Lepidoptera wikiproject. Face-tongue.svg Like fixing thousands-upon-thousands occurrences of names-without-diacritics-that-should-actually-have-them. (Fixing diacritics thankfully isn't contentious within Wikiproject Lepidoptera, just tedious—there seems to be local consensus somewhere between "-shrug- don't care" and "sure, fix is welcome". Not hard, when said Wikiproject currently consists of a bunch of retired users, a bunch of mostly-inactive users, a bunch of users spending their time doing other stuff, Notafly (currently not very active, plus splitting time between Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera and entomology in general), Wilhelmina Will, Ruigeroeland, and me. XD) AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:18, 4 April 2016 (UTC) P.S. Yegods, how do I manage to turn every darn conversation into a WittyRamblesOnAndOn-Fest? Sorry. Face-tongue.svg

No subject

Thank you, Oshwah. (talk) 10:02, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Changes to Samir Geagea page

Hello, I received 3 messages about an edit I am supposed to have made on the Samir Geagea wiki page (the last message being from you). I have not made these edits to that page. Please advise on how to proceed in such cases. Thank you Tony Link: (talk) 14:26, 4 April 2016 (UTC)


Your wikpedia is a very bad one 👎 👎 👎

Chandigarh International Airport

Oswah, The reason I deleted the sentence is that the claims made in the news report that airport hours will be extended did never go through. The news reporter made a claim that was not valid. So the airport still closes at 8 pm. Can you please put my material back from yesterday and today.

xkd2626 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Xkd2626 (talkcontribs)

Xkd2626 - Is there a reliable source that states that the extended hours never went through, or that is up-to-date that states what their current hours are? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:16, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Xkd2626 - No worries about the missing tildes; I fixed it for you here :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:21, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
First of all you can verify on flightstat IXC and it will show the flights operate between 7 am to 8 pm. see;jsessionid=84BCEAC7AF6ADFDCC79483AA5C86E44D.web2:8009?airportCode=IXC&airportQueryType=0
Secondly there is a report even today from Jet Airways - see last para of
The main issue with news on Chandigarh Airport is that there have been several claims but most never mature to reality. For example there are many claims and news reports that international flights will start but so far nothing. That is why there is now a lawsuit in the court that I added yesterday see
Xkd2626 (talk) 22:31, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
Xkd2626 - Oh! Interesting! Well, as long as the changes are cited with a reliable source, that's completely fine by me! Your original change simply removed content that was sourced, and replaced it with content that didn't have one. That was my only concerns. Cheers! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:36, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Hello Iam Dimitar Andonovski I have made some updates on my CV, so I strongly recommanded to be procesed the new one, because the old one was with wrong information about my carrier.. It must be changed. All the best, Dimitar.


What's "controversial" about him stating he's of Russian ethnicity? And what's wrong with the source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I've explained this here on ScrapIronIV's talk page. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:17, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

Magic Exposure on the article "Book Test"

The paragraph that describes the Flashback principle in detail (under Dictionary) especially the part about using antonyms is not necessary for those that don't plan on purchasing a book that incorporates it. These are commercially available and the respective authors don't make the exact method publicly available. In the magic world, IP is respected and as the inventor of the concept did not wish to expose it here, it's not keeping in the spirit of free use.

CHandigarh Airport

updated with info on PIL court case. Also the airport has CAT I not CAT II ILS Xkd2626 (talk) 03:00, 5 April 2016 (UTC)


thank you very kindly for catching and correcting the disruptive edit to my talk page. I was far from home at the time!HappyValleyEditor (talk) 19:36, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

I am looking for a started namespace template Based on abstract theory dated April 2012 under Rowbal as abstract description. It is my ongoing project claiming and defining name Rowbal.

Wjr3. Or Buzzmon1 or Freemynam$335


How to do a digital damnatio memoriae?

Dear Oshwah, thank you for undoing the vandalism inflicted on my user-page by one of my less intelligent and more immature former students. I would really like to a digital damnatio memoriae and have my user-page erased. I am not the most computer-savvy of people, and I was wondering if you had the time if you could assist me with my efforts? Thank you so much, and please have a wonderful day.--A.S. Brown (talk) 20:50, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Done. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 20:57, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank so much for deleting my user page. Much appreciated and please a great day!--A.S. Brown (talk) 21:09, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
You are most welcome, A.S. Brown. I'm happy to help. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 21:32, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit to User:WIKIswagmaster842

Hey, Oshwah. Thank you so much for the alert, but I edited that because that is my user profile page and I added some things about myself. It's nice to know that people like you are out there keeping fresh content on all Wikipedia pages when the Wikimedia Foundation people can't do that. I'm not a moderator, so you might not take this very seriously, but know that I appreciate people like you. Like I said before, THANK YOU!!!!!!

WIKIswagmaster842 (talk) 03:22, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

"" Sorry you thought I wrote at too great a length. I wanted the H.M.Stanley page to be accurate which is a matter of detail and that takes space with citations and quotes.

I want to discuss with IP 2208.54.4.237 changes which I had made and which he or she recently changed. Unfortunately I can find nowhere on his/her user page to leave a message. Can you please help me? (talk) 16:08, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

I replied on your talk page. 7&6=thirteen () 17:23, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

No clinical significance?

"How is there no information on "clinical significance" of a "gland" on this page? I'm sure there must be pages and pages of "clinical significance" on glands...."

NIce Hair — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:54, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Im sorry of r editing the page Scorpion I will never do it again. If I have a reason to I will make sure to notify someone on Wiki to make this edit for me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:55, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Really my article is eligible for speedy deletion?Barbro Gunilla Kristina Brorsson Wolde?I want your personal openion

(Niceeditor100 (talk) 04:11, 8 April 2016 (UTC))

Hi, (Niceeditor100! Thanks for leaving me a message. It appears that it is, under the A7 section under Wikipedia's criteria for speedy deletion. Articles written about companies, clubs, websites, people, etc must make a credible claim of significance. Otherwise, it can be eligible for A7. Check out the policies I've linked you; they will answer your questions and provide you with all of the details and explanation that you need. If you have questions about any of them, please do not hesitate to ask me them. My talk page is an open place for you :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:14, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, (User:Oshwah! Thanks for leaving me a message,Justice equal to all editors of wikipedia, with your answer i am very happy that, you given answer that the above my article is eligible for deletion,you personal opinion also the same to delete,i know the article will be deleted with in minutes,But please see the below link,please add speedy deletion tag to the below araticle ::
(Niceeditor100 (talk) 04:34, 8 April 2016 (UTC))
Hi, Niceeditor100! No problem. Please know that you're more than welcome to ask me questions any time that you have them. Welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you enjoy your stay, go through our tutorial for new users, learn and help make Wikipedia a better place, and (most importantly) that you have fun and become a long-term contributor here! Cheers! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:37, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanq sir ,i am lover of wikipedia,i can give my life time to wikipedia (Niceeditor100 (talk) 04:47, 8 April 2016 (UTC))

FTR, Niceeditor100 is another Nsmutte sock - see the SPI where this most recent kind of trolling is discussed. (The subject trivially meets GNG as shown in the original article which is sourced to a major print encyclopedia; Nsmutte's malformed version did not show this and so they clearly intended to use that deletion to get the original article deleted. Not because they believe it merits deletion on the strength of the article itself, but in order to make a point.) --bonadea contributions talk 05:58, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Bonadea - Oh! Well... the proper and appropriate saying here is, "All's well that ends well"! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:01, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, hopefully it will end well, eventually. --bonadea contributions talk 06:32, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Reverting my edit

Hi, Oshwah. I understand that you don't believe my edit was informative, and I respect that. The reason I made this change was because the new description was more accurate, and although it wasn't very helpful, at least it was more truthful than the previous description. Please explain to me why exactly you would have to undo my edit. I hope I have made everything clear enough. I am not here to troll wikipedia users nor article readers. Eliseo 3.14 (talk) 06:06, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Eliseo 3.14 - This edit was definitely not informative as you stated above; it adds a point of view that is absolutely isn't neutral (a neutral style of writing isn't only required on Wikipedia, but is also one of Wikipedia's five founding principles). I always try to assume good faith as all editors can and should do, but that edit can be easily viewed as vandalism by the community and can lead you to being blocked from editing if it persists after being sufficiently warned. Please exercise more caution in the future, and please do not hesitate to message me with any questions or requests for assistance if you're not sure as to whether or not a particular edit you want to make would violate any Wikipedia policies and guidelines. I'll be happy to answer them and give you a hand. Thanks again for your message :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:25, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:30/500 listed at Redirects for discussion


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikipedia:30/500. Since you had some involvement with the Wikipedia:30/500 redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Godsy(TALKCONT) 06:17, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Godsy! Ah, perfect! Thanks a lot. I'll take a gander and help discuss the issue! Thanks a bunch! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:26, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Don't revert IP edits without a careful read

There was nothing wrong with the IP edits at Todd Rose, and in fact called attention to longstanding problems. Had you looked closely, you would have seen that all the unsourced text existed before the IP editor's edits, and that what he had discovered was, in fact, earlier plagiarism of another editor. Bottom line, our founder's introduced and allowed IP editing, and we can revert it, but only with real cause. Cheers. Leprof 7272 (talk) 06:31, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

If you want to do the article a real service, have a look at the citations, and make them standard using a {{cite | … template. They are garbage now, and as long as they are so, they invite more of the same. Cheers. Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 06:36, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Leprof 7272! Ah, good call. It looks like I failed to notice that multiple changes were made and only saw one of them. Thanks for reverting and for letting me know. I make mistakes sometimes; we all do it. If you'd like my help doing that, I'll be happy to lend a hand. That's not a problem at all. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:39, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Hello so I think you and few other users made a mistake about me "vandalizing" Deep web page.So i tried to edit it and put information on page but i was using mobile phone to edit so editing was harder and it couldn't save the changes i made.I don't want people to think that i am "vandalizing" ANY page.I am up to good.I didn't meant to vandalize Deep web page or any other. Rebelwhitegirl (talk) 09:30, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

I didn't

I have no idea what edits you're talking about! I almost never edit wikipedia, just read it. There's two other guys who live here who are both pakis and I'm pretty sure they did it because I have never even heard of those pages. Please contact the police if you suspect vandalism, instead of accusing everyone. Wikipedia is an important source of information for me for my schoolwork and I don't want to lose access because of some immigrants. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:59, 8 April 2016 (UTC)


I've lost track of how many time this editor has been blocked, see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Gadri. However, if you want to monitor him/her I'll unblock the latest incarnation. But note that so far as I can see, the source[2] doesn't seem to mention anything relevant, and I think there is a serious competence issue. Doug Weller talk 10:59, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Doug Weller! Nice to shake hands with you again! Thanks for linking me to the SPI case. Indeed, this user is familiar for sure. That's completely your call and up to you; you just tell me what you're going to do and who/where I should keep my eyes on, and I'll be happy to keep an eye on any accounts, articles, etc. That won't be a problem at all :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:04, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. See my comments at User talk:1Tolasona. If you are interested, post there and offer and we'll see if we get a reply. Doug Weller talk 11:06, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Doug Weller - Done. Let me know if they respond and what the plan is, and I'll be happy to take him under my wing and offer help. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:10, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Much appreciated. Doug Weller talk 11:11, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

───────────────────────── You may want to note my comment here. Aside from the obvious issue of not yet understanding WP:RS (fair enough, it happens), there is a much bigger fundamental problem that is very likely to thwart their desires. - Sitush (talk) 11:30, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Sitush - Ruh roh! I'll take a look at your comment right now. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:33, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Doug Weller - I told him that you'd respond to his unblock request, and also linked him to the appropriate guide to appeal his block. He copied my signature formatting too..... lol ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:47, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

2016 in video gaming

Stop freaking removing my edit. I have done no vandalism. It is you who is doing it. I have revert your revert -- (talk) 11:08, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Looking at your edits in chronological order here, here, and here, as well as this one here - it appears that you're re-arranging the list in the article? To avoid frustration and confusion in the future, you need to do explain each of your edits using the edit summary. I didn't know what you were doing any why, since you didn't give an explanation. It's obvious that you know how to use the edit summary, as you did so here and here. Lets avoid uncivil edit summaries and comments, okay? If you need to message anyone about mistakes or changes you feel aren't correct, civility is the right way to go ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:15, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
So it was not oblivious to you what i was doin?. I was removing and re-adding a game which has a release date. I was doing a constructive edit. -- (talk) 11:24, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
No, because of the fact that the first edit you made to the article (this one) simply removed content from it and did not have a useful edit summary explaining what you were doing and why. Now, had you removed that content and then added it back in a different part of the article within the same edit, I would have seen that the edit was a move - not a removal - and knew what you were doing and moved on. But that wasn't the case. The bottom line is that describing your edits each time using the edit summary will avoid frustration on your part (such as this one... haha) in the future. I hope that this response has helped explain things, and I appreciate your understanding. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:32, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

"Markus Bacher page deletion"

Dear Oshwah

i created the page for Markus Bacher, an austrian artist recently ranked among the most influential 40 Austrians from a significant austrian magazine. I do not understand the cause of speedy deletion, and I would kindly ask you to recover my page, since there is no probable cause for deletion.

agnesogaAgnesoga (talk) 12:16, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Agnesoga. The article you created was tagged for speedy deletion under this criterion (the article was about a person and did not make a credible claim of significance, or A7 for short). I highly recommend that you review the guidelines that I listed in this response, as they will answer your questions and provide you with a full explanation. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions regarding these guidelines. I'll be happy to answer them. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:22, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Request names on Panama Papers

″Hi. I am looking for names from the country of Suriname which may appear in the leaked documents aka The Panama Papers. Can you provide me with the names? Kind regards. "

Nicoleiceberg (talk) 12:40, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Nicoleiceberg! I believe that the articles you're looking for are Panama Papers and List of people named in the Panama Papers. Let me know if you need anything else! Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:41, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Regarding my page Abaya Hastha Swayambu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple , Agaram ,Hosur Suggestion

Dear Mr.Oaswah

I have recently created a page about our temple Abaya Hastha Swayambu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple , Agaram ,Hosur on wikipedia .

Since i am new this and come across many difficulties in creating a perfect page .please kindly help me to sort out the issues available on my page

Regards, JP.Krishna Prasad — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krrish1971 (talkcontribs) 13:39, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Krrish1971. It's good to see you again. If you remember, I responded to a previous request for assistance from you regarding this article (just five days ago). I dedicated a lot of time for you and made some major improvements and fixes for you with this edit, but it appears that you've removed the changes I made and have restored problematic and unreferenced content back onto the article. After spending such a long time attempting to help you the first time, I'm hesitant to do so again - especially if you're going to simply restore and overwrite what changes I make. Since I am a true believe of the end mission of expanding and improving Wikipedia, I'm going to set aside my doubts and help you again. However, it might take a little while before I do so. You should also know that I'm going to improve the article so that it meets Wikipedia's guidelines such as verifiability, neutral point of view, no original research, and reliable sources. I suggest that you locate and cite sources before you have me fix the article; this will help me out significantly. What exactly do you need help with? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:59, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Could you slow down a little? ;-)

Half the time I revert, I see Error: Latest revision was made by Oshwah, so it might have already been reverted, stopping reverting. Bronze2018 (talk) 13:49, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Bronze2018! I saw the edit summary "Compliments!" with your edit here (I wasn't sure at first if you were joking or not); thanks for the message and the compliment! I get that a lot from people... "Oshwah beat me again!", and such. Vandal patrolling is something I've been doing for over 8 years now, and I'm glad that someone such as yourself is getting into it as well - we can always use the help! So long as it's something you enjoy (most people I talk to really don't like RC patrolling), more power to you! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:02, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
I've gotten a little addicted. Twinkle messages have started to make appearances in my dreams :D Bronze2018 (talk) 14:04, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, I completely understand where you're coming from! If you like talking to people in the community, consider joining us on IRC (#wikipedia-en)! We could always use more awesome people to chat with! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:09, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
How long should I wait before applying for rollback or pending changes reviewer? I pulled my old account out after doing about 2 months of RC patrol as an IP, and now my account has 2 weeks of me doing RC patrol 4 hours a day on it. Bronze2018 (talk) 14:16, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Good question, Bronze2018! If you reached about 2,000 reverts that are correctly identified as vandalism, have about 50 successful and correct AIV reports filed, and know and understand what is and is not vandalism, I'd say that you have rollback granted no problem. Users that are eligible or have been granted rollback are usually also eligible to receive pending changes reviewer rights as well. Different administrators have different standards and criteria for accepting or declining requests for those privileges; I'd check out the rollback and reviewer pages and see how you feel. Worse case scenario, they tell you "no" ;-). ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:24, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
How hard would it be to get them to remove the 1RR fetters from Cluebot? That might cause a few issues, but it would make RC patrol almost leisurely. And it would make you seem snail-like. Bronze2018 (talk) 14:34, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Bronze2018 - Programmatically, not hard at all. In fact, it could probably be done in a few minutes. However, it's done purposefully and at the consensus of the community in order to help control false positives by allowing editors to restore the content reverted by the bot. If I recall correctly, ClueBot won't revert your edit a second time if it's made on the same article on the same day. Otherwise, it'll do its thing if the edit falls within its algorithm and probability thresholds. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:38, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
In the program, it could be done in less than a minute if you knew what file it was in. I have just found the false positives to be few and far between. You could have a few dozen people who patrolled cluebot's change log and had permission to give it a "cease and desist" order If you were worried about those. Bronze2018 (talk) 14:43, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Indeed, but I'm not in charge of it and changing it without input and consensus would get me a swift kick in the butt by the community at large. I prefer not to have that happen ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:52, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Bronze2018 - Your signature doesn't link to your user page. Go to your preferences and replace it with this in order to fix it:
Signature code fix

[[User:Bronze2018|<span style="text-shadow:#000 0.1em 0.1em 0.3em; class=texhtml"><span style="color: #117">Bronze</span><span style="color: #712">2018</span>]] ([[User talk:Bronze2018#top|talk]]) </span>

Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 11:02, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

IP editor at my talk-page

Thanks for restoring the message at my TP. The IP referred to is a long-term IP-hopping persistently disruptive editor of F1 related topics. I'd just had to undo a batch of his edits where he ignored previous edits / advice, so he obviously thought a bit of 'revenge' was in order. He has no concept of any sort of policies or guidelines so messing with TPs is par... Thanks, Regards, Eagleash (talk) 13:52, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Eagleash! Of course; you're very welcome. The edit he made definitely looked like trolling, so I went ahead and took it off for you. I got your back! ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:03, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Nick Atkinson

Hi, Ive just removed some information from my wiki page, that I feel is detrimental to my career. I have previously deleted this information, regarding my involvement in a Pokemon single, but it keeps reappearing. I would appreciate it if this specific piece of information was omitted from my page, as it discouraging artists from writing with me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:21, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for leaving me a message with your concerns. If you are who you claim to be and have concerns about the article, then you need to contact the volunteer response team by clicking here. This is the proper contact method given your situation; the OTRS team has the proper training and tools to verify your identity and help you with your concerns. In the meantime, please do not continue removing the content from the article, as doing so will not resolve the issue and will only make resolving the situation harder when contacting the OTRS team. Thank you! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:28, 8 April 2016 (UTC)


Talk:تور کوش آداسی I think it's the wrong language. Bronze2018 (talk) 14:22, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

It's deleted now ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:25, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Question (Please ping me if you reply)

I have thoroughly reviewed your contributions, and your only block was a mistake. Would you like it if I nominated you at RFA? --Peter Sam Fan 15:04, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hello again, Peter SamFan! Thanks for your message and for your question; it's a pleasure to shake your hand again! I've discussed an RFA with a few other editors just recently, and I believe that the wise thing for me to do is wait until August or September 2016 before running again, since it will be about one year since my first RFA (I withdrew due to the opposition - lack of content creation, something I've well since resolved in my opinion). This will also give me some time to venture into other areas, as well as make some more content contributions. I feel like I'd have a decent chance of passing if I ran today, but I think that it's smart to wait. I think that it'll improve my chances if I do. If you're still down for a nomination (or being a co-nominator) a few months from now, I'll give you a ping when the time comes; I'd be happy to have you as one if you'd like. What do you think? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 15:27, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Okay. Thanks! Just be warned, I don't edit on Sundays, and usually Saturdays. Peter Sam Fan 15:28, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
No worries, Peter SamFan - There's no such thing as a deadline here ;-). And thanks again! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 15:31, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
I'd like to encourage you to have another RfA, Oshwah but only when the time feels right. I don't think it's possible to be overprepared for an RfA and I think there are some unsuccessful RfAs that would have passed if the candidate hadn't rushed into the process too soon. I don't think that judgment applies to you but I've seen enough RfAs that could have gone either way except for a lack of experience in one or two areas of the project. I'm glad to hear that you are thinking about it and let me know if there is any way I could help. I don't think I'd be a good choice for nominator though and I'd be careful when selecting those people because some--not many but some--editors will vote based on the reputation of the nominator(s). Considering how contentious my own RfA was, I wouldn't want to bring any of that baggage to your RfA. Liz Read! Talk! 15:46, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Liz! It's good to see you again as well! I really appreciate your tips and your input. Not to worry; I'm thinking about running again in a few months. I originally didn't want to run before September, since it could be seen by others as a "mad dash for adminship". I agree with your input regarding the wise choosing of good and experienced nominators. I have nothing against those that nominated me on my first RFA. However, many have correctly said to me that the opening statement made from my nominator, "Oshwah may not be the most prolific content creator here on WP. Content creation should not be an important part of adminship..." definitely shot me in the foot before the RFA had really begun. As cliche and "political" as it may be, lining up good nominators that are trusted and liked by the community does make a huge difference. I'll be exercising much more hesitation and care this time (now that I've gone through an RFA and know what to look for and what's important).
I feel like my vandal patrolling and AIV record is good, as well as my CSD log, AFD stats and ACC stats. My content creation/expansion is good now (I'm pretty sure), and my ANI participation and communication with new users and editors (all over my talk page) seems good as well. I think that right now, it's just about waiting and being patient, as well as continuing to do what I've been doing (unless I'm missing a key area that I must be involved in)... Maybe you can think of an area? lol :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:37, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
I haven't looked over your RfA recently but from recent RfAs I'll add (and you probably know this already), in Q1, mention admin activities that you have some experience in. I know you do a lot of vandal fighting so it is logical to say that you would use admin tools in your efforts to eliminate vandalism. Some unsuccesful candidates for this question either a) list admin activities they have little experience in at the time of the RfA or b) list activities that don't require admin tools. The latter raises the question, "Then why do you need the bit if you're going to focus on content creation/dispute resolution/new page patrol/etc.?"
My only other comment is that AfD participation is always looked at because it demonstrates a familiarity with deletion policies and editors want to know that you'll use the deletion and block buttons responsibly. It's also a bellwether that reveals a candidate's knowledge of Wikipedia policies and guidelines that goes beyond just whether you voted "Delete" or "Keep". Basically, I think that most editors participating in an RfA are looking for four main qualities: evidence of solid, well-rounded editing experience, evidence of good judgment, the ability to discuss differences calmly with other editors and, if there have been any major errors or misconduct in your background, a) an acknowledgment from the candidate that there was a problem and b) credible assurances that this conduct is in the past and is no longer a concern. That's my general remarks but let me know when you get closer to the date and I'll look over your previous RfA. Happy editing! Liz Read! Talk! 16:56, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Will do. Thanks again, Liz :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:57, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Re: Paul Ryan

Oshwah - How about you spend some time fixing issues where you reverted people's valid edits. I know you block a lot of vandalism, which certainly has value, but you do a poor job of addressing people's concerns when you revert people who aren't vandals. You agree my edit was not vandalism and that I have good points, you ask me to wait to get feedback from you and I see you have dozens and dozens of new vandalism reverts, while I have been waiting several days on feedback. Not particularly well-rounded and now I am starting to get annoyed. If you don't care about the encyclopedic content in question, how about you undo your revert and let me work out how to proceed with page editors who do care about this content? Lipsquid (talk) 18:08, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Lipsquid - I responded to your message earlier regarding Paul Ryan a few days ago (I also see that you responded just a bit ago). I've read the relevant guidelines (words to watch) and found this section on contentious labels. You've heard my arguments in opposition, and I've heard your arguments in support - I'll leave that in your hands. You're more than welcome to re-instate the change that you wished to originally make to Paul Ryan. I've already explained my rationale and apologized for making you upset with the template left on your talk page. Continuing to impatiently nudge on and on with responses like this, which you made only a few hours ago - and then nudging again here stating that I don't fix issues and don't expand content... it doesn't help the project, nor does it help others to want to work with you. You're certainly entitled to your opinion, and I won't stop you from expressing it. All I ask is that you remember that there is no deadline on Wikipedia, and that keeping a cool head and remaining civil is a powerful skill that will get you much much further than becoming angry at others (especially if they've already expressed willingness to help you and treated your input and responses with respect). Nobody is perfect; assume good faith :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:37, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
You asked me to wait, I have been waiting for several days. If there is no deadline and we try to keep it cool, why did you revert my change within 2 mins without even having the courtesy to check with me in the first place. You are active on Wikipedia, my edit was obviously not vandalism. I am asking you to put down the revert button and help with some content, which you said you would help with, or undo your revert if you don't want to be involved with improving the content. I am not saying you have bad faith at all, what is unreasonable about my request that makes you think I feel you are acting in bad faith? I am just asking you to pick whether you are involved or not. If you are not involved, undo your revert and step aside. If you don't want to undo your revert, then you do have an opinion and you should focus on this content issue and let others revert vandalism for a bit. Your choice. Lipsquid (talk) 19:20, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Lipsquid - I believe that I have fairly responded and provided you with the input, discussion, responses, and policies in order for you to make a fair decision with the section header. I am not going to make any further changes to the article, nor am I not going to intervene or stop you from continuing on with your intended changes. It appears that we're going in circles now; I'm going to let you make the decision, make whatever appropriate change you feel is right, and continue onward with the article. I think that the earlier discussion we had was interesting, and I learned a lot from your arguments in support with the change (which is always a good thing). But I don't want to stand in your way or make further arguments about it. Given the time and discussion we've had, I don't think that the section header title is that big of a deal at this point - I have my own content expansion projects to complete as well ;-). My talk page is always open to you if you have additional questions or concerns :-). I know we initially got off on the wrong foot; my goal now is to make peace with you and be friends instead of enemies... if that's okay with you :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:37, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
If you want to step aside and you leave it up to me, which is certainly your right, why won't you revert your edit? Why would you want to keep the revert you made if you don't think it is a big deal. I think it is a pretty big deal that you reverted my edit as unconstructive, now that we have talked you are open to my decision and won't revert me again, but want your own revert to stand. Why should that be so, that is illogical? if you undo your own revert and walk away, we are done. If you won't undo your revert, I want to know why? I want to leave as friends too, I am not sure why something that seems straightforward is hard. Lipsquid (talk) 20:30, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Lipsquid - I went ahead and left a dummy edit to Paul Ryan (here) explaining the situation and that your edit was in good faith. This should allow you to proceed as normal with the article without any problems, and with an edit summary stored and on the record for backtracking and reviewing as necessary by others. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:40, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, have a good one Lipsquid (talk) 20:48, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Of course; you're very welcome. I'm happy that we were able to work something out, Lipsquid! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:53, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Tampere Saints


You reverted my change in Tampere Saints, as you considered my edit as test. Edit was real. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:42, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

No worries; I was just confused about your edit here. You didn't leave a description in the edit summary, so I thought that you were perhaps making an editing test. In the future, if you describe each of your changes using the edit summary, other editors will know and understand what you're doing and why. It will avoid confusion (such as this). Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:04, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

With your blessings my 2nd article

I succeeded in my first article with your blessings,now i created my 2nd articles Dr Sreehari,it was reviewed.I want to give my total life time to wikipedia.Thanking you sir'

Sir Bonadea requested speedy deletion for my first article Barbro Gunilla Kristina Brorsson Wolde ,but you removed the speedy deletion tag and redirected it.Just now Bonadea again wantedly to harass me added speedy deletion tag to my 2nd article Dr Sreehari‎ .I am very much interesting in wikipedia.I am requesting you plese give me blessings to create some more articles in wikipeida — Preceding unsigned comment added by Niceeditor100 (talkcontribs) 16:04, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

(Niceeditor100 (talk) 15:55, 8 April 2016 (UTC))

The Huntsman: Winter's War Plot

"Hello. I think you should not post the whole story synopsis for the movie because it is going to spoil it for many people who are probably just looking at the page to find out about cast details and so on. Please do not ruin it for everyone. Your synopsis has spoiled it for many people. Twitter users have been posting about this problem as well. I hope you will wait until after the 22nd of April before posting it again. Thank you." (talk) 16:14, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Your removal of content is not allowed. Wikipedia is not censored, and removing content like this simply because you don't like it is not a valid reason for doing so. Continuing to remove content from articles, such as what you did to The Huntsman: Winter's War with these edits, will result in being blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you for understanding. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:20, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

YOU MADE A MISTAKE — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:39, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

bout the page ray Harmony

hi is gatbaba, a Ugandan anyway I want to reach on behave of the page Ray Harmony. so unfortunately I have written about it. and recently received some feedback from the team on wikipedia. mostly saw you too. on point it wasn't an aressment the way have written every notes on the articles. have did it with all my heart. thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Garbaba (talkcontribs) 19:15, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Garbaba, and thanks for leaving me a message. I understand how much time and effort goes into the creation of an article, and how frustrating it can be to watch it be tagged for speedy deletion or tagged with drive-by maintenance and other templates. Removing speedy deletion tags from articles you've created yourself, such as what you did with this edit, isn't the appropriate way to contest your deletion. To properly contest your deletion, you need to follow the directions on the speedy deletion template. Administrators will look and read your rationale and reason for keeping before making a decision to delete the article. If you want to try again, I suggest using the articles for creation process, as well as the article creation wizard. It will give you step-by-step instructions and assistance as you proceed with the article creation. I hope this response helps you with your next article. Good luck :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:23, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Reversal to the article on Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hi, Oshwah, I think you just reverted an edit I made to the article on Arnold Schwarzenegger. Actually, since I know very little about Wikipedia editing, I'm not sure if it was you who reverted it or a bot (possibly owned by you). In any case, I'm surprised with the reason provided: Lack of reliable sources. I provided the most reliable source possible: The magazine itself.

Elendaíl (talk) 20:04, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Elendaíl! Thanks for leaving me a message. I saw your edit and was concerned that the sources you did provide didn't meet Wikipedia's reliable sources guideline, which is required when making changes to articles that are biographies of living people. The magazine source you provided is not verifiable, and the other source is simply a blog. Do you have other verifiable sources that you can provide that is secondary and reliable, such as a news article or published biography? We just need to be very careful when it comes to adding content to biographies of living people (especially if it could be seen or read as contentious or controversial), and make absolute sure that the references we provide are absolutely in-line with Wikipedia's policies. Again, I very much appreciate your message and that you took the time to discuss your concerns and the article. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:26, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
What do you mean the magazine is not a verifiable source. The Wikipedia article that you linked explicitly states magazines as verifiable sources. Regarding the blog, it doesn't matter what the blog says. What does matter is that it contains several of the pictures that appeared in the publication. It doesn't get much more verifiable than that.
Elendaíl (talk) 22:59, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Elendaíl - I agree that the magazine source you provided can be considered "reliable" (meaning that it is legitimate and not fake), but it is a primary source, since the magazine is being used as a reference for itself. Wikipedia's biographies of living people guidelines call for the use of secondary sources over primary sources. And since anyone can create a blog and post any picture they want and make claims, the blog is still not considered a reliable source and shouldn't be used. In order to add the content to the article without causing concern with other editors and Wikipedia's guidelines, I highly recommend that you locate secondary sources that meets the criteria and use those instead of the sources you have now. Please let me know if you have any more questions or concerns. I'll be happy to answer them and assist you further. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 23:12, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
The magazine is not meant to be a primary source about the magazine. It's meant to be a secondary source about the posing for the photoshoot and the interview Arnold gave. Regarding the blog, not everybody can post any picture they want. I'd love to post a picture of myself dating Salma Hayek, but that's impossible because such picture doesn't exist (because I don't even know Salma Hayek, unfortunately).
Anyway, there you go, secondary sources (on the magazine) aplenty (there are thousands out there):
I hope this is enough to revert back to my edit.
Elendaíl - I'll go through each of your listed URLs and tell you what I think: The ebay auction is definitely not a reliable source. Let's just get that one out of the way. The image of the front cover, while good at showing "See? It's here!", it doesn't provide in-depth coverage. The best sources that I think you found that looks to meet all of the guidelines are the biography and the book (The Village Proposal). The book is also considered secondary, as it was written by someone other than the article subject ;-). The rest that you provided don't cite their sources, or were not written and published and available for reading and verification. I think you did it! Use those two sources, and I think you're golden! Nicely done, man! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:26, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your help and encouragement. I've done the editing already. Elendaíl (talk) 02:23, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Elendaíl - No problem! It's what I'm here for! :-D Did you need help with anything else? I'm happy to lend a hand if you do :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 05:59, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

I might, actually. If you want to have a quick look, I could use some advice about this discussion. I'm trying to make a title change which is very clearly needed and I'm finding a lot of opposition that doesn't make much sense to me. I mean, if that's the kind of thing you offer help with, of course. Elendaíl (talk) 18:48, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Our Sandbox got some help

Old condom tin, photo1.JPG Protector of the Wiki
Keeping the Richards at bay. Good job 7&6=thirteen () 22:19, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, 7&6=thirteen! Thanks for the wikilove. Always happy to help! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:22, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
HA! - 7&6=thirteen, call me an idiot but that took me way too long to realize what you were referring to. "Richard"... why did that take me so long? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 23:36, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
You have a clean mind. Cleanliness is next to godliness. 7&6=thirteen () 00:09, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen - Yeah, but it's not as fun!! :-P ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:10, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
We have a persistent and pervasive problem at the SB. Very difficult problem. The range of images is limitless, and our nemesis has a trunk full of IPs. And by and large, we want to keep it open for newbies to edit. Without being inundated with horrific pictures. So keep an eye out. I regularly put in a request to Wikipedia oversight to REVDEL. Keep up the good work. 7&6=thirteen () 00:15, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen - Roger that ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:18, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Userpage Protection Barnstar.PNG The Userpage Shield
So, when I was eating my user page was vandalised? Thanks for reverting it. Peter Sam Fan 23:20, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Peter SamFan! We meet again! Thanks for the awesome wikilove! ... And you bet! Always happy to do it :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 23:30, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Sockpuppets EU referendum

Sock of Sockpuppet of sockpuppet of sockpuppet of sockpuppet of sockpuppet of sockpuppet? Adam9007 (talk) 00:34, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Adam9007 - Joy! Isn't it so much fun?!! Socks! Socks everywhere! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:36, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Adam9007 - And yes. Definitely him. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:38, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Is an SPI in order? Or has it already been done? Adam9007 (talk) 00:37, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Adam9007 - I assume it's being done, but every time I get a chance to go check, he comes back and I get to play "whack-a-mole" again ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:39, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
It's got to be him; he's done the same speedy tags and templates. Adam9007 (talk) 00:45, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, there's absolutely no doubt in my mind. I wonder who the original sock master is? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:46, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
This looks like it:

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Opinion polling for the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum

Adam9007 (talk) 23:57, 9 April 2016 (UTC) UTC)

Try Wikipedia is made798 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) for size. It looks quite similar, unless the template spamming is more popular than I thought. By the way, why can't all socks just give out barnstars, like that last one? It would be so much more pleasant. GABHello! 00:27, 10 April 2016 (UTC)


I was editing one of my older Wikipedia arrivals from my old account and can you let me edit it as I was trying to until the page reverted back to a older vetsion CraigTski (talk) 01:11, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

CraigTski - It would probably be better if you copied the content to your user space and edited there, since other editors may also revert your changes as well (especially given the fact that we can't verify your claims and that this other account actually belongs to you. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:14, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Warning - ANI

Due to your edit-warring on the Licorice McKechnie article (THOSE ARE NOT RELIABLE SOURCES - those are anon forum postings and they FAIL the Wiki guidelines!) I will be bringing you up on ANI. Sorry, but you are being obstinate and Wiki warrioring. (talk) 04:15, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

If you're not willing to explain on the article's talk page exactly why they fail the guidelines, then you're more than welcome to file a report. All I asked is that you explain your removal on the article's talk page, and you have not done so. Using aggressive word choice and tone in this manner will not resolve the situation. Please follow proper dispute resolution protocol and respond to my questions on the article's talk page. Thank you. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:18, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
See the updated responses on the article's talk page. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:31, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Pagar Alam

Thank you for the response. Sorry for my bad English. About the wikipedia page of Pagar Alam, my reason to edit the page is to synchronize with its Indonesian version of the page. About the deleted one, I forgot to preview the edited page before it was posted and I notice some problem in the layout after the edit was done.Bondguevara (talk) 07:28, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Bondguevara - It's all good, man. We all make stupid mistakes ;-). Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:30, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

A bastard child is an illegitimate child born out of wedlock (Modern Concise Oxford Dictionary of the English language)

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, is the bastard child of the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne (1923–2013).

Please look up the word bastard child in any English language dictionary. It is correctly used. It is also correctly used in regards to the teachings of the Anglican Church, of which he is the head, as Archbishop of Canterbury.

This is constructive and relavant editing as ANY powerful and influential person who takes up the role of political/religious power to represent certain values and preach them to others..... should not be hypocrite himself, and actually believe in what he preaches.

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:33, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Your edits here change the wording in the sentence from a description that is neutal and scientific to a description that adds a word that many would translate as implying a point of view that isn't. The words and description used in the sentence is fine as-is; your changes do not appear to improve upon it's neutrality, and hence isn't an improvement nor is it needed. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:40, 9 April 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for removing the vandalism from my user page. Aoa8212 (talk) 07:46, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

No, problem Aoa8212. Always happy to do it :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:47, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Possible sock puppets

If you follow the conversation, "Is this the 32.218 that I think it is?", on User_talk:, you can see the reply, "Yes, it is", on User_talk:John_from_Idegon, has IP address, yet refers to "overwriting my talk page comments", a comment clearly made by, and the similarity in locale, Wisconsin, of articles edited by all three contributors. (talk) 08:23, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

A dynamic IP is not a sockpuppet. End of discussion. (talk) 14:20, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
I think he's trying to say 32 is a sock of mine. Lol. I find it quite curious that this fella is going on about somewhere we interacted previously without saying where, having been here a month. He's using American English and idiom, but working from an IP in England. Quite curious. John from Idegon (talk) 16:17, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, that is interesting for sure... ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:19, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Agree. "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark". 82.x is an editor worth watching. (talk) 16:45, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Why can dynamic IP's not be sockpuppets? You are now using a third dynamic IP. Oh , and I'd like to know where I used American English, or indeed an idiom, like say the Denmark comment. Not interesting enough for you to follow up I see Oshwah (talk) 14:04, 13 April 2016 (UTC)


Hey Oshwah, im actually User:Winterysteppe. I actually changed that due to personal conflict with some others. Clearly some users want to unilaterally witch hunt me so, I decided to do a fresh-start without notifying people of my new account. 2601:84:4601:D750:E5BD:D4A:855C:5710 (talk) 12:47, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Nope. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:20, 9 April 2016 (UTC)


I wasn't sure if this was accidental, but your doppelganger, Oshwah1, appears to be using Huggle at the same time as you - I noticed on the list of active users when I logged on. Just bringing this to your attention in case it was accidentally done. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 14:40, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Chesnaught555! Thanks for the heads up! I think I left a Huggle instance running on my other computer. I think this is just Huggle's way of separating each "Oshwah" that's using it by just appending a numeric onto the end. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:48, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Chesnaught555 - I just closed the other instance I left running. Did that resolve what you're seeing? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:49, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes - but now Oshwah1 is active, and not Oshwah. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 14:51, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Chesnaught555 - Ah, the other instance I left running and just closed was the one I launched first. I just restarted the instance I'm running now. Did that resolve it? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:54, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
It did indeed! :-) --Ches (talk) (contribs) 14:55, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Boom. Like a boss. Thanks for the FYI - I guess we both learned something new about Huggle and how it handles multiple instances running on the same login. Good to know for the future, I guess ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 14:57, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
No problem! I guess we both did indeed. :-) --Ches (talk) (contribs) 15:10, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Portal work

Since you properly deleted my anon edit to the SFBA portal, which forced me to do the edit properly, you then thanked me for my edit. THANK YOU FOR NOTICING ONE OF MY PORTAL EDITS!!!!!! no one ever edits the bay area portal except me, so no one ever thanks me or notices the edits. i really appreciate anyone taking note. makes the work feel more rewarding. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 16:55, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Mercurywoodrose! All (good) edits are valuable, whether other editors see them or not. I'm glad I was able to help, and I'm also happy to hear that you appreciated the gratitude and the fist bump that I gave you. Keep rockin' it! You're doing awesome! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:59, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

hello, how r u? I'm arif. — Preceding unsigned comment added by আরিফ99 (talkcontribs) 17:17, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Oh vey...

"Where are the admins when you need them?" LOL 3primetime3 (talk) 17:57, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

3primetime3 - I think that to myself all the friggin' time... as well as, "okay, this would be a really great time to have the tools right now"...... lol ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:00, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Looks like the IP has moved onto Kostrad now, 3primetime3. Guess he got tired of peppering up Mobile Brigade (Indonesia).... haha. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:03, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Here's the ultimate question that you've probably been asked plenty of times, but why don't you run an RfA? You'd really be a brilliant admin Face-smile.svg NottNott talk | contrib 18:09, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, NottNott! Good to see you again! Excellent question! I think I'm going to run for RfA, but I've decided to wait until about August or September. This way, about a year will have passed since my first RFA, which I withdrew due to opposition for lack of content creation - something I've since long resolved. Then, I won't potentially be seen as "running again too soon", or "making a mad dash for adminship" (or whatever it is others say). I guess I can say that I plan on running again for sure, but I feel like I'm inclined to wait if I want to have a probable chance of passing. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:17, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Awesome, reading through your previous RfA you've obviously come a long way. Count on my !Support and the unilateral support on everyone you've helped around here when the time comes, you'd definitely do an awesome job with the toolset Face-smile.svg NottNott talk | contrib 21:15, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Anyways, I have to log off soon. So let me leave this with you! 3primetime3 (talk) 18:16, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thanks for keeping every single anon in check (and always reverting edits faster than me when I'm on :P. Here's a barnstar - well deserved for a should-be admin like you! 3primetime3 (talk) 18:16, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
3primetime3 - Thanks, man! You'll be happy to know that this is my 25th Anti-Bandalism Barnstar! But seriously, I really appreciate your kind words and for the dedication you've put in as well. Don't change, man - you're awesome! ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:20, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Threaded Insert

Threaded insert.. I saw your message after re-editing as did not know you wanted to undo and thought I didn't save edit. So I wasn't ignoring you rather I was oblivious. Anyway thanks for the advice I will bear in mind. (talk) 18:04, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

No problem. If you run into any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to leave me a message here. I'll be happy to lend a hand! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:08, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

edits on Chanmyay_Sayadaw

Hello Oshwah, my edits on the page where not just practice, I just checked some external links and saw that they where not linking to anything about Chanmyay Sayadaw. So I removed them or fixed them where possible. Perhaps I should have done all edits at once, sorry for that. Greets Martin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Martininasia (talkcontribs) 19:15, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Martininasia - No problem at all! I just saw this edit and thought that maybe you were testing something. I wanted to remind you about our sandbox, but it appears that there's no need. If you end up needing any help anything, please don't hesitate to let me know. Happy editing, and have a good weekend :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:17, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Why you no admin ?

Thanks for the help.

You should go for WP:RFA.

Good luck,

Cirt (talk) 19:22, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

I second that.--Cahk (talk) 19:22, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Cirt and Cahk! It's actually kind of funny that you mention RFA; someone asked about me running for RFA just a few minutes ago :-)! As of right now, I plan on running for RfA, but I've decided to wait until about August or September before doing so. This way, about a year will have passed since my first RFA, which I withdrew due to opposition for lack of content creation - something I've since long resolved. Then, I won't potentially be seen as "running again too soon", or "making a mad dash for adminship" (or whatever it is that other people say). As of right now, I do plan on running again. I just feel like I have to wait a few more months in order to have a probable chance of passing and eliminate any potential doubt that could be introduced. Waiting sucks, but that's the way things work sometimes. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:35, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
I would indeed encourage content creation and in addition Quality improvement. I find it a most enjoyable way to contribute to our community. I especially enjoy improving articles previously in danger of deletion at WP:AFD, all the way to WP:FA quality. :) Good luck to you, and thank you for all you do for our community, — Cirt (talk) 20:11, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Cirt! I do have a few articles on my shelf, but those shelves could always use some more. Thanks again for your messages and for your kind words. Look out for me in the next few coming months (probably August/September); I'm sure you'll see me on the RFA big board around then :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 20:38, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Nice job on getting Sakurai's Object to WP:GA quality! I'd suggest trying for a few more WP:GAs. — Cirt (talk) 20:50, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Robert Byrd


The damn guys a racist, but if thats what you want to aid and abet, then please go on and do so.

I really thought you all were better than this, "neutral" facade.

Good day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:17, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Presumably you're using a bot to revert edits?

Hey Oshwah,

You reverted my edit [3].

If you read my edit summary, and the context of the article, you will understand why this was a constructive edit. You could also go diving into what happened in that section of the article in the end of 2014 (just the last 3 months), if you really want to understand that I am fixing a very old problem with a sourced text without disrupting later changes.

Thanks, (talk) 21:48, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Ah, I see what you did now! No worries, and I apologize for the mistake. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 21:53, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Leave me alone MD20017 (talk) 21:47, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Justin Chin

Hello Oshwah, thank you for the polite and constructive response. I would like to add Justin Chin to the List of gay, lesbian or bisexual people: C, and I thought I had included a citation. I will try to add him again, but if I still fail to meet the standards of the page please let me know and tell me how to improve the addition! I am new and still learning, so I warmly welcome any advice! Best, Signe — Preceding unsigned comment added by Signestranddorf (talkcontribs) 01:00, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Signestranddorf - I'll be happy to show you how to properly reference sources. It's simple to do! Simply follow the guidelines for citing a source - it'll show you how to properly do it. Just make sure that you include reliable sources. Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional help. I'll be happy to give you a hand! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:09, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
Oshwah - Thank you again for the advice! I appreciate it. I have tried adding him again. Would you say I got it this time? :)

| Justin Chin | 1969-2015 | Malaysian-American | Poet, Essayist, Performer, Queer writer | Q Lim, Eng-Beng. ”Introduction: Tropic Spells, Performance and the Native Boy”, ”G.A.P. Drama, or The Gay Asian Princess Goes to the United States”. Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias. NYU Press, 2013. Print.

Signestranddorf - looks okay to me! Nicely done, man! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:20, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

no idea

i got an alert that took me here.

did you pick up something someone put on my talk page and removed it? I never even saw it. Haven't seen this before. Jackhammer111 (talk) 02:34, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

You did an edit I don't understand. I'd appreciate and answer to my question. Jackhammer111 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:04, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Jackhammer111! I sincerely apologize! I didn't realize that I never responded to your question here... I'm sorry about that! Looking at the diff you provided, the IP address was warned for making this edit to your user page, which I immediately reverted. I believe what happened was that the warning I left on the IP's talk page accidentally pinged you or added an alert stating that I mentioned you on the page (since the page he vandalized was your user page). The MediaWiki software, upon seeing a reference to your user page (along with a signature and non-minor edit), will alert you about this reference (since I technically did mention you - it was just a user page reference in a warning). You can safely ignore this mention, as the issue was already taken care of at the time. If you have any more questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. I'll be happy to assist you further. Again, I apologize for not realizing that I didn't reply to your message. I did not mean to ignore your message and it was not intentional. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 21:14, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much. It was something I hadn't seen before and it must have happened so fast I didn't even see the entry on my talk page. I just wanted to make certain the Vandal thing wasn't about me. I was pretty sure it wasn't but it was confusing and I wanted to make sure. Thanks for your kind and detailed reply. Jackhammer111 (talk) 00:27, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Jackhammer111 - Of course; you're very welcome. Again, I'm sorry for the delay responding to your concerns. As you can see, I get a lot of messages on my talk page. I do my best to try and respond to everyone, but (obviously, given this situation) I am prone to accidentally missing some messages once in awhile :-). Thanks for messaging me here again and for nudging me for a response. I wouldn't have noticed my stupidity otherwise ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:32, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Street food

@Oshwah: Hi,

This IP 2601:1C0:C001:445F:F83A:2DBD:F72C:7F9C (talk · contribs · WHOIS) is engaged in edit wars removing content from an article despite been warned by me twice not to, can you handle it from here? Thanks (Mona778 (talk) 02:36, 10 April 2016 (UTC))

Mona778 - The IP is repeatedly removing content without an explanation and has continued to do so despite being warned. I've left a final warning on the user's talk page. If he does this again without an explanation, he can be blocked. Please let me know if he does. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 02:42, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
I will. Thank you (Mona778 (talk) 02:57, 10 April 2016 (UTC))
No problem! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:00, 10 April 2016 (UTC)


Mind telling me what the f**k you're talking about here?? Quis separabit? 00:45, 11 April 2016 (UTC) He's an impostor, not the real Oswah. I too was impersonated yesterday. Adam9007 (talk) 00:47, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, - Yeah, that wasn't me. I had another admirer of mine (Oshwash) posting 4im warnings on people's talk pages and impersonating my signature to direct them here. Sorry about the confusion, man. He did it to a lot of people. Hope you're doing well! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:34, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
I got it. OK. Thanks. It must be scary to be (semi)hijacked like that. I just read your explanation below about how your signature was misused by the miscreant. Quis separabit? 01:35, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
It's not the first time it's happened. It's weird to say, but I'm actually used to it. Haha. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:46, 11 April 2016 (UTC)


User:Oshwash This guy has been spamming vandalism warnings in your name and using your signature. Adam9007 (talk) 00:46, 11 April 2016 (UTC)


On my talk page you issued me a vandalism warning. You may be thinking of another editor. I have a good reputation here at Wikipedia. If I have made a mistake in good faith, please tell me specifically what it is. Garagepunk66 (talk) 00:46, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

@Garagepunk66: He's an impostor, not the real Oswah. I too was impersonated yesterday. Adam9007 (talk) 00:48, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about this. He may be hijacking people's accounts. I hope there is a way that he can be prevented form entering your account again. You may want to have Wiki give you a new safe passcode. Best wishes. Garagepunk66 (talk) 00:55, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@Garagepunk66: Thankfully, it wasn't that the account was compromised; rather, the impersonator simply made an account with a very similar username (Oshwash, just one letter difference) and then copied-and-pasted warning to people's talkpages including the wiki-markup and links of the real Oshwah's signature. AddWittyNameHere (talk) 00:59, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
I see, he is a slick character. I'm sure he'll be stopped. Garagepunk66 (talk) 01:01, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
My impostor spammed barnstars. Adam9007 (talk) 01:10, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh yeah! I remember that guy! I was the one who got him reported and blocked. Good times. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:14, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
And while pretending to be Number 57 (as Number 56) a few minutes ago, he was spamming fake blocknotices, (well, that and dumping recently-dead templates on BLPs and partially-blanking pages) AddWittyNameHere (talk) 01:17, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

───────────────────────── Beats the guy that goes around awarding barnstars for being an exemplary pervert. He's got me a few times. Your not doing enough to protect the 'pedia if these fools don't bother you once in a while. John from Idegon (talk) 01:38, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

I too was recently impersonated - I presume it is the same person who impersonated Adam and Oshwah. The user who impersonated me made an attack page on Smalljim. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 16:28, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Hey, I was Talk page-banned by BethNaught this morning Face-wink.svg Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 16:32, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@Adam9007:, @Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi:, @Number 57:, @Garagepunk66:, @Chesnaught555:, if you want to, add those accounts to the SPI I have filed Winterysteppe (talk) 16:08, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
 Done --Ches (talk) (contribs) 16:21, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Steppe and Ches. Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 18:51, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
No problem, Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi. :-) --Ches (talk) (contribs) 18:53, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Ninja Sex Party

Hello, may I ask why my modification on Ninja Sex Party was considered vandalism ? I turned the top section into a resume of the band's history and caracteristics instead of just a listing of various places they have performed in, clarified the difference between the band members and their on-screen/on-stage characters, added a band members section, also clarified that one of the albums in the "discography" section is actually a cover album and not a studio album. I do not understand why my modifications were reversed, let alone why I was sent a message clearly stating I was vandalizing the Ninja Sex Party article. Amiably --Hyliad (d), 02:75

@Hyliad: Ignore it, it was left by an impostor, who forged his signature to direct you here. I was also impersonated yesterday. Adam9007 (talk) 00:52, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Protection of User:Oshwah

Due to recent events, I'd suggest requesting semi-protection and move protection of User:Oshwah at requests for page protection per WP:UPPROT. That is what I would do anyway if similar things happened to my userpage. Best Regards,Godsy(TALKCONT) 01:22, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Godsy! The user page is semi-protected, but adding move protection is definitely a good idea. Cheers, and thanks for the suggestion! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:26, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
No problem Smile.gif Godsy(TALKCONT) 01:28, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

April 2016

Stop hand nuvola.svg This is your only warning. If you are a member of this wiki during the tax season again, you may be be given this Tax day card without any more warnings:

Form 1040, 2011.pdf
Happy Tax Day!!
Hello, I wish you and your family a Happy April and a very Happy Tax Day,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia! Face-smile.svg

   –DesertGrass^_^ Happy tax day / Happy April 04:48, 11 Aril 2016 (UTC)

No subject


i was just messin around no need to get mad


the Flying Unicorn — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:301D:A680:402C:C0CC:6B2:DAD5 (talk) 16:15, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Chandigarh Airport

I updated the Traffic Statistics. Can you fix the error on the date in reference 1. Thanks

Xkd2626 (talk) 20:03, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker)  Done (You don't need the 0 in front of the 5 (date in month)). Also reduced image size from full page width to more conventional infobox size. Eagleash (talk) 20:09, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

sorry i am new in editing and to wikipedia

hi how are you? can you provide me info regarding page edting and how to do it. marketingsegment1.39.8.75 (talk) 23:05, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Hi, and welcome! I'm sure Oshwah will be along soon with their own insights, but I think a good place to start is H:EDIT for the basics! Mike1901 (talk) 10:53, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
This is probably the (n+1)th one of these you've got, but thoroughly deserved! The amount of vandalism you eat through is immense (and your talk page is testimony to that) - keep it up, but bear SmallJim's comment above in mind too :-) Mike1901 (talk) 10:49, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Mike1901! Thank you for taking the time to leave me this barnstar! Indeed, I'm taking some additional time to expand more content, such as what I did to Apple Push Notification Service the other day. Vandal patrolling is something I enjoy a lot, but I do understand the advice to keep active in other projects as well. Thanks again for the barnstar, and I'll definitely see you out there on the battlefield ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:14, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Hey Beano, or i should say Oshwah

I have filed an SPi against your vandal imitator OshwashWinterysteppe (talk) 02:39, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Winterysteppe! Thanks for filing an SPI and for letting me know. There's someone whose been PM'ing me on IRC with your name (I keep missing it since I'm AFK each time) - is that you, or someone imitating your name? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:12, 13 April 2016 (UTC)
hey Hey hey, i actually was the one messaging you. missed talking to you in person lol. As for the SPI, I found it irritating that someone spammed peopel i didn't even know. However, his MO is identical to your "doppleganger" so i hope that helps though. Winterysteppe (talk) 06:17, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Holyrood Academy updates

"Hi. I am the marketing officer at Holyrood Academy in Chard and would like to update the information held on Wikipedia. Please change Headteacher to Matt Collins. Please change number of students on role to 1226 as of April 2016. Please add Executive Headteacher Martin Brook." Thank you CarolineAtHolyrood (talk) 11:58, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, CarolineAtHolyrood! If you're going to make changes to articles on Wikipedia, you need to cite reliable sources with those changes. This helps keep Wikipedia as accurate as possible. Once you've done this, you'll be good to go! If you have questions, please let me know. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:00, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Just to add to Oshwah's comment (hope he doesn't mind!) - the beauty of Wikipedia is that you can be WP:BOLD and fix this information yourself, if you've got a reliable source to back it up. Don't worry about breaking anything - if you do, someone will come along and fix it! Mike1901 (talk) 12:05, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
Mike1901 is absolutely correct (and I don't mind at all!) - be bold! We're here to help newcomers and show them the ropes :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:08, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Abu Sayyaf article

Hi i'm a friend of the late hostage Bernard Then, have to vandalize the Abu Sayyaf article cause those Motherfuckers beheaded him and I'm never going to forgive them for they have done to him (talk) 12:51, 14 April 2016 (UTC)


i removed this data due to changes within the club thanks. i am updating the page as of today. — Preceding unsigned comment added by NsfcsocialmediaSM (talkcontribs) 12:58, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, NsfcsocialmediaSM! No worries! A few tips to help your edits be successful: First you'll want to cite a reliable source with your changes, and second you'll want to explain your changes using the edit summary and perform your updates within the same edits as the removal. This will help improve the article, as well as help other editors to understand what you're doing and why. If you do these things, you should be good to go. Feel free to message me with any questions. Happy editing :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:01, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Who r u Ajjibajjiwajji21 (talk) 13:10, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Ajjibajjiwajji21 - I'm an editor, just like you! If you need help with anything, please do not hesitate to let me know. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:11, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

2016-17 NBA season Article

I've Done Very Good Even Though I Have Made Some Mistakes I Was Trying To get The page right But I was trying to get the article right But thanks. (talk) 13:19, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

No worries at all! On Wikipedia, encourage you to be bold and make mistakes! They can be easily undone by others. Your edit here just didn't include a reliable source, which is why I removed it. I see that you're making other updates to the article, so I made sure that your previous changes were also not reverted alongside this issue. Please feel free to message me with any questions or requests for help. I'll be happy to lend a hand! Happy editing! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:24, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
Well Thank you very much I thank you (talk) 16:53, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
No problem! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 16:54, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
You Rock And don't Forget the NFL Schedule Release Tonight and the NFL Draft in 2 weeks And Have A Beer And A Burger And Fries With it. (talk) 16:58, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm excited! Can't wait for the next NFL season to start! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:04, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Memphis, Michigan

World's highest address. I remember seeing entries in Guinness Book of World Records for this one. And even if it does not have that feat any longer, it is part of a continuous addressing numerical system for the Detroit Metropolitan Area, not just some random address picked out of thin air.Addresses south of this residence are just slightly lower and they continue southward for more than 38 miles. Entry should remain or modified with this additional disclosure. -Steve Urbaniak

Hi, Smurbaniak - No worries! You're encouraged to be bold here! Any mistakes can be easily undone. What you will need to do is locate and cite a reliable source with your changes. This way, the content you're adding is verifiable. Please review these guidelines and let me know if you have any questions or need any help with them. I'll be happy to lend a hand! Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 15:12, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

abhay vakil-family info

Abhay vakhil is just 23 years old. how can he have a son in his age? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:27, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

I did explain

Administrator MilborneOne is an airline expert and an administrator. He decided that if there is a child article, there shouldn't be duplication in the main article.

I put in a chart of the fleet and a summary of accidents. He took them out.

I discussed this plan in the talk page. I can sort of see the logic to this streamlining and am following the lead of that administrator. Thank you.

If you disagree, you may discuss it on the talk page and there should develop a consensus.

Ensign Hapuna of the Royal Hawaiian Navy (talk) 15:29, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Ensign Hapuna of the Royal Hawaiian Navy - I noticed your explanation and reverted my changes. Sorry about the confusion. Should be all fixed now :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 15:31, 14 April 2016 (UTC)


You have posted a warning on my talk page saying I have vandalized a page but didn't bother to me which one. I do not recall doing anything to break Wikipedia's rules and now I cannot log in.. Please explain to me what I have done to deserve this suspension — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:48, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

CNI College Removal of course study line

I am the SEO guy for CNI College, I have permission to reuse content all day long. Thanks a bunch for not erasing my work again. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ian.davis44 (talkcontribs) 17:24, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Ian.davis44. Sorry, but that's not how Wikipedia works. Your claims of being an SEO for the institution is not verifiable, and adding text or content that is copied straight from an external source is against Wikipedia's copyright policy, as well as Wikipedia's paraphrasing policy. Your personal involvement with the article subject also represents a conflict of interest. Editing articles where you have a conflict of interest is highly discouraged behavior, as it interferes with an editors ability to edit articles in a neutral point of view (another policy that Wikipedia requires). I highly recommend that you review these policies and guidelines before making further edits, as they will help you to understand how Wikipedia works and what edits require. Adding copyrighted content that is copied straight from other sources is a serious violation of Wikipedia policy and repeated violations will result in your account being blocked. Please be careful, review the guidelines I cited here, and let me know if you have any questions. Cheers, and thank you for understanding. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:35, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Declined wiki entry

Hello Oshwah,

Thanks for your message. I am just wondering if I should send a message to 333-blue in order for him to review my article again? I have posted a new edited page last week, but it is still not been reviewed yet.

Also I deleted the 'redirect' page because I am creating a new article for 'Jiang Jilian'. The previous 'redirect' will go to 'Ding Zilin', which is Jiang's mom.

I hope this is clear to you. Feel free to message if you have any questions.

Since this is a school project, I hope I can get this published as soon as possible. I am willing to do any changes based on your kindly comments.

Sincerely, Mmcao — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmcao (talkcontribs) 17:33, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Mmcao! You can certainly message the reviewer if you wish. I don't see any problem or harm in that. Good luck :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:38, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you

for cleaning up those copyvios. I was at my lunch so I could not remove them myself. --Saltedcake (talk) 17:35, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

No problem. Always happy to help :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:43, 14 April 2016 (UTC)


Could this sig be considered confusing? Bronze2018 (talk) 17:59, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Bronze2018 - I don't see a problem with it. The reason I mentioned your signature earlier here was just to let you know in case you weren't aware. It wasn't a violation of Wikipedia's signature guidelines by any means :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:03, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
Making it look like I don't have a talk page is why I asked. Bronze2018 (talk) 18:06, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
(edit conflict) Bronze2018 - Oh, and it looks like the wikilink in the "(talk)" part of your signature is directing users to User talk:Bronze2018#top (which doesn't exist ;-)) instead of User talk:Bronze2018. To fix this, just modify your signature in your preferences panel and remove the "#top" part. Again, not a violation at all. I just figured I'd let you know so that you can fix it :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:08, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
Bronze2018 - Ohhhh, I see. You did that on purpose. Again, I don't see it as a violation of Wikipedia's signature policy, but generally confusing? Sure. But not a blatant violation. Why do you want to keep the link to your talk page as red so that it appears that you don't have a talk page? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 18:10, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Gérard Pelletier

You can read in the article that he was born 21st June 1919 and died 22nd June 1997. Then he died the day after his 78th birthday, as I wrote. (talk) 18:46, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

BethNaught violeted 3 rr rules,i filed case , why did you reverted?

BethNaught violeted 344 rule in talk page os sockpuppet invetigatins page, so i filed 3 rr, By mistake you reverted the case.pleaese revert it.Thankq you (Jaabilli (talk) 21:57, 14 April 2016 (UTC))


hello — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:10, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Hey, please stop reverting my edits, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:CE9E:9B60:640E:1516:7FD6:6354 (talk) 23:27, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit of Television section

Hi, thanks for your advice on leaving an edit summary following extensive editing, much appreciated. I intended to make the edit and I've done so, but I included a summary this time. Hope this is helpful. Dlíodóir95 (talk) 00:01, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Dlíodóir95! No problem! We were all new at one time ;-). Please do not hesitate to message me if you run into any questions. Happy editing! ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:02, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

White Lodge, Richmond Park

Please check the recent refs added to this page. thanks for your help so far. Please leave in all quotes - if that's OK. thanks so much Srbernadette (talk) 00:15, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Srbernadette - I took a look at the references you added to the article. Everything seems okay to me; I'm not seeing any errors showing up in red on the article :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:17, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

wendy harmer wiki

Dear Oswah, The changes made to my Wikipedia page have been made to discredit my new role as an independent broadcaster with the Australian Brodacasting Corporation. In this role I am required to be politically impartial. The quotes chosen have been cherry picked from some 30 years of journalism and exclusively reference times when I have been critical of the current conservative government in Australia. They do not include references of when I have also been critical of left wing government. As such they are mischevious and designed to undermine my employment status within the ABC. I work as a comedian and many times my comments are made tongue in cheeks and so have been teken out of context. I have no idea why my 'political views' are relevant on my page. I would like this section removed from my page please. Many thanks, Wendy harmer (talk) 00:38, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

I left you a message on your user talk page just a bit ago. If you have issues with the article and if you are who you're claiming to be, then you need to contact the Wikipedia Volunteer Response Team for assistance. They have the proper training and tools necessary with verifying your identity and assisting you with your particular situation. Continuing to remove the content from the article will not resolve the situation - you must follow the link provided to resolve the issue. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the communication method that you need to refer to. Thank you :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:40, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks User:Oshwah. Yes, User:Wendygaiharmer, welcome to wikipedia. Material you add must include a citation to a reliable source (homepages of the subjects of articles etc are not sufficient, for obvious reasons). Wikipedia articles are not PR pieces. Harmer's comments on politics are a matter of very open public record, so I don't quite understand your objection to the material you deleted. I won't assume for a moment that you are the "real" Wendy Harmer, but I will insist that adhere to wikipedia policies about using verifiable and independent sources for content which you add. Observoz (talk) 07:30, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

The Luigi Lavazza article

I wasn't able to add a source to the information because the information was taken from a commercial made by Lavazza. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:26, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

I recommend that you search and locate a reliable source to cite with the changes you're trying to make. When adding a quote from someone on a Wikipedia article, you must cite a reliable source per Wikipedia's citing sources policy (specifically, refer to this section). ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:33, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Tankard Page

Hi,Oswah, igrkilldrums here.. I know Gerre,(the singer of Tankard) had talked about their touring in an interview, I will try and find a reference for that info, thanks, Ian Igrkilldrums (talk) 03:35, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Igrkilldrums! Yes, please do. Addition of content to Wikipedia simply because of personal knowledge of the person constitutes original research, which is not allowed. Citing sources that are reliable is absolutely needed, as it helps establish verifiability with the information you're adding - very important! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of Wikipedia's guidelines or policies. I'll be more than happy to answer them and make sure that you understand everything you need. Cheers :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:40, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Just checking in...

G'day Oshwah...
Well I'm trying my best to be as neutral as possible and participate appropriately. I have had a hick-up here and there though I'll admit. Learning though I will state. Wasn't nice loosing my first article written though but I'll find some better source material and soldier on. I've been trying to help, constructively, to the ANI page with comments. I did go hard on one person, for a perceived Flippant and Condescending response, that I initially considered to be an attitude akin to Holocaust Deniers (should have looked at his user page first) only to find out they are most likely Jewish, so big lesson there...but have since apologised and we have clarified the issue.
Otherwise, was asked onto the ANI by a person who found the conflicts I had many months ago, which resulted in your mentorship, and have actually supported the editor in question as I couldn't find the proof of their vandalism.
Anyway just checking in and hope the West Coast is getting warmer as its now Autumn in Australia's East Coast and getting cooler.
Reagrds Nuro msg me 03:35, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Nuro Dragonfly! It's great to talk to you again! It sounds like you've been making mistakes and (most importantly) learning from them - that's a good thing! As much as it feels like a bummer to make mistakes, don't let the past get you down. From what you've said above, you did exactly the right things; you realized that you may have come off a bit harsh on another editor, you discussed the issues with him/her, apologized for the mistake, and exerted a good effort to make sure that you both walked away on good terms and in a peaceful mindset with one-another. I can tell you that, from my experience, it's not easy sometimes! Check out this conversation I recently had on my talk page (part 2). Here's another conversation on my talk page with an angry editor that really blew up. This one is another really good example. The best thing to do when initially communicating with someone about an issue is not just assume good faith, but also to assume no clue - meaning that you should assume that the edits are due to the user not yet understanding all of Wikipedia's guidelines and policies (instead of thinking that the edit was in bad faith). It's an essay I just recently ran into, but one I definitely agree with and have been keeping in mind for some time now. I make mistakes all the time; it's okay to feel bad (shoot, I sure do sometimes), but as long as you admit your mistakes, apologize, do your best to reconcile the situation, learn from it, and move on - you'll be completely fine.
Indeed the West Coast is getting warmer, but lately it's been windy and rainy. Hopefully the weather will clear up soon :-). It's great to hear from you again, and to see that you're still active on Wikipedia and contributing. It sounds like you're doing well; I'm really glad to see that :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:10, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes I been learning, and that's always a good thing. The incident in question was a rather heavy response from me, but as a person who has had to explain the history of war, to people who have a vested interest, or are just plainly ignorant of 'who did what to who and when' and then have some inane response, well it's taken it's toll over the years. But in this case, I jumped the gun. So embarrassment really. The Crimean War and the Boer War (I'm Australian and a New South Welsh-man) are were my interest in Modern Warfare start, and thus the Political Issues involved (colonialism etc). I get very 'narky' when having to deal with a (perceived) Denialist attitude, from any side of the argument, or ambiguous attitude, really, also. Military Conflict has been my hobby since I was a kid, but unfortunately Kleuske coped it from 'on high', and it was clear diagnosis of 'foot in mouth' disease on my part. Still onwards and upwards etc. Peace mate Nuro msg me 04:40, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Nuro Dragonfly - It's great that you have interests and passions towards article subjects and areas. Great articles and projects are created by editors with those same levels of passion in the areas and subjects that they care about. Obviously, you'll know from reading my user page that I'm naturally interested in mobile, computer, and software-related subjects - I've been into that kind of stuff my entire life. Coming from life experience, it's very easy to let those personal interests and passions drive your emotions - especially when somebody you're trying to work and collaborate with comes off as "ignorant" or disinterested in the subject, or disagrees with you and is holding you back from making (what you believe) is the correct decision. That's when you'll realize that having deep levels of passion is both a blessing and a curse; they can allow disagreements or uneasy discussions to go too far, and they can start driving your emotions and steer you away from making logical decisions and keeping the ultimate goal of building an encyclopedia as the top priority. There have been many fantastic Wikipedia editors and contributors over the years I've been here who are now banned from Wikipedia... simply because they let their passions take complete control of their emotions and logic, allowed discussions and disagreements to escalate into personal attacks and battleground drama, and let it get to the point where the community (or ArbCom) decided that banning them was the best option. Most editors do not intend for this to happen; letting your passions drive your emotions usually occurs without you even realizing it until it's too late. If you think about it, that's what passion really is... it's a part of who you are as a person. So, no surprise that it occasionally happens :-). Again, you're doing the right thing by acknowledging your mistakes and being so willing to learn from them; many editors intentionally choose not to do this - and a good group of those editors are now under topic bans and other editing restrictions because of it. Keep contributing, don't be afraid to make mistakes, and keep a cool head no matter what - that's a very powerful skill to develop and have. You know how discussions usually escalate by one person losing their cool, which causes the other person to do the same, back and fourth, etc? You'll be amazed when you see that the opposite is just as true, and how simply keeping a cool head 100% of the time will cause the other person to do the same. Just give it time; you'll get there, Nuro Dragonfly! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:54, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Cheers mate. I'm learning the 'vibe' and will continue to improve, because I want to. Nuro msg me 13:46, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
You're a rock star, Nuro Dragonfly. My talk page is always open if you need to swing by (as you did here) and ask for help (or if you just need to talk about something that's bugging you). I'm always happy to help out. Cheers, man! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:52, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Shipibo-Conibo: yucca/yuca

Greetings, Oshwah. The edit wasn't intended as a test. There's a common confusion between the names of two plants. Yucca is -- well -- this: Yuca, which people in the Amazon eat, is this: Maybe the name can be changed in the article to cassava. What do you think? All best, Nathan Toanke (talk) 05:54, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Toanke! If you think that the article should be renamed, you can go to Wikipedia's rename requests page to file a request. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about these plants to offer advice here. Sorry. But, the page I'm linking you is the correct place to visit if you want to request the change. Thanks for leaving me a message, and happy editing! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 05:58, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Oshwah. I don't think any articles need to be renamed. I just want to correct an error in the Shipibo-Conibo article: the Shipibo-Conibos don't eat yucca, they eat yuca. Those are two different plants. Nobody eats yucca. It's like a cactus and it grows in dry places. Yuca is a starchy tuber, very tasty when boiled or fried. I'm a proofreader with OCD tendencies who misses eating yuca in the jungle. All best. Toanke (talk) 13:46, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

wendy harmer wiki entry

" I spent a lot of time correcting my page - gave sources and credits - again I note it has been changed by observoz. I also note that a lot of factual information I was able to supply from my OWN LIFE has been removed. Please tel me who this is and how it is that they are able to override my changes as the subject of this entry. I regard this as a concerted effort to dscredit me by Observoz. I am a registered used as wendygaiharmer." Wendygaiharmer (talk) 06:06, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Wendygaiharmer. Thanks for leaving me a message with your concerns regarding the Wendy Harmer article. First and foremost, it appears that you have a conflict of interest with this article, as the article title matches your username. Editing or contributing to articles where you have a conflict of interest is highly discouraged behavior as it nearly eliminates your ability to edit the article in a neutral point of view (a required viewpoint on all articles on Wikipedia). It appears that you have a content dispute with Observoz. To properly address your concerns, you need to either message the user directly on his/her talk page or start a discussion on the article's talk page and let the user know about this discussion so that he/she can respond. You both need to come to a consensus in this discussion before making any additional changes or reversions to the content in question. Please know that reverting and changing the disputed content repeatedly and back-and-fourth instead of discussing the issues first can constitute edit warring, which is not allowed and can lead to being blocked from editing. Another guideline that you should review is Wikipedia's three-revert rule, which is an accepted norm or standard that's used to determine if any editors are engaging in edit warring (this is only a standard; you can still be blocked for edit warring even if you don't violate the three-revert rule). I highly encourage you to seek proper dispute resolution with this editor, communicate with him/her, and discuss the issues together. You should also know that Wikipedia relies on secondary reliable sources to support its content; using "I don't like it" in a dispute is not a valid argument. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the Wikipedia policies that I've linked you to. I'll be happy to answer them. Be civil, discuss the issue with the editor, and assume good faith! Best of luck :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:17, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I know you get a lot of this, but you deserve it :) — Andy W. (talk · contrib) 07:26, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Andy M. Wang! Thank for for taking the time to leave me this wikilove! Like I say a lot: vandal patrolling is something I enjoy doing, and I'm happy to do it! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:35, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

"Hello ... Im sorry I didn't see your earlier message. I am trying to be fair and leave as many references and citations as I can, however Observoz keeps removing material I have left in good faith with as many references as I can find. Noting the activities of this user, he/she seems to target the pages of people working at the ABC and does not fairly represent the wide range of opinions I have written on in the past 30 years. I think the motivations are political and I feel entitled to object to them. I do not know how to contact this user. My name and email are freely available. Thank you" (talk) 08:00, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

You are now currently involved in an edit war regarding the Wendy Harmer article. You must discuss your dispute and your concerns on the article's talk page with the other editor involved, or you can contact the Wikipedia volunteer response team if you are the article subject and wish to resolve your dispute through them. If you edit the article or make further reversions without following one (or, preferably, both) of these instructions, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. This is your final warning regarding this article and this dispute. If you have questions, please feel free to ask the other editor, or ask myself. I'll be happy to help. Thank you for understanding, and please follow the instructions I've repeatedly given you. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:07, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of my page,

Please delete the page created by me under the heading — Preceding unsigned comment added by IITIIMSHAADI (talkcontribs) 09:44, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

IITIIMSHAADI - Done. I'll file the request for you. Please let me know if you need anything else. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 09:46, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Ted Nugent

No u. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Friendlymalekidd (talkcontribs) 13:22, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you!

Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg Mona778 (talk) has given you a Dobos torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

(Mona778 (talk) 13:30, 15 April 2016 (UTC))

Hi, Mona778! Thanks for the torte! I owe you a beer ;-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:35, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Anytime. (Mona778 (talk) 13:43, 15 April 2016 (UTC))

No subject

Salam page deleted. I explained why in the "Talk" page. There is no such thing as an "incumbent president" in the Lebanese constitution. The person who created this is either politically motivated or ignorant. Check the official webpage of the Lebanese presidency IF you read Arabic: Rustumpasha (talk) 13:04, 15 April 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for the advice, sorry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pepper-0 (talkcontribs) 14:21, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Pepper-0 - You bet! Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any questions or need any help. I'll be happy to lend a hand! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 15:47, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

'Fake news' isn't quite the same as 'news satire'

Howdy! I see you've redirected the 'fake news' pagelet I put together to 'news satire'. There's a distinction between satire and outright masquerading as being 'legitimate' news, which was why I put that page together; it's to highlight the distinction and provide a (very incomplete) list of example sites.Waradock (talk) 14:47, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Dear Oswald,

I most kindly thank you for your help and assistance. I really do appreciate your time and advises. I hope we will be in touch. Btw I am a new here so do not worry if some "strange" manipulations of mine are noticed...:)

Looking forward to hearing from you

DanhauserJDanhauserJ (talk) 17:00, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Paul Wager /

"I am writing to you in urgency, regarding my recent article on Paul Wager. I received a message from you explaining that you have reverted it as you found it not constructive enough which is fair, however, because this is my first time writing a wikipedia article, I saved it prematurely, prior to it's final edit. I have also sent the written consent from Paul Wager granting permission to use his images. Could I ask you please to review the article at your earliest convenience as we're having Paul Wager's solo exhibition at my gallery, Dadiani Fine Art, on the 14th of April (in less than a week) and we really must have this information out there before the exhibition opens.

I hope I have managed to keep it within wikipedia standards. Please don't revert it to the previous version as it was incomplete and unedited. This one is both complete and edited. I also wanted to add a few more images to the article to liven it up a bit.

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


EDEleesa Dadiani (talk) 17:26, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Eleesa Dadiani - The reversion and warning you're referring to was the one I left for this edit made by an IP address (I assume it was you, just accidentally logged out?) to your user page. This is normal, as other editors and IP addresses should generally not be making changes to your user space (without your permission or without a valid reason for doing so). This is why I reverted that edit. Other than that, nothing has been changed and you should be good to go. Just make sure that you're logged in when you edit your user space, as other editors may also do the same thing. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:32, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

"Thank you for your response Oshwah regarding

I have saved and edited the article only when logged in, however, I still cannot locate the article in google search. It suggests Paul Wagner which is a totally different article. Could you tell me why is this not available for the public read?" Eleesa Dadiani (talk) 17:37, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

"The only problem I have detected to my own issue is that the URL does not have Paul Wager at the end as all article have their titles at the end of the URL, mine simple says my name as I was editing the article under my log ins, so instead of saying for example, my URL says How can I change this?


Eleesa Dadiani"Eleesa Dadiani (talk) 17:42, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Recent edits

Thank you for informing of those edits. I made my account earlier today, and I must have not logged out from my school's computer.

2602:306:C47E:6AF0:9CFF:7F82:FFB3:9448 (talk) 18:25, 15 April 2016 (UTC)


Sorry, yeah, it was biased. It was in response to a previous change that had them listed as ballerinas — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:401:C403:FC00:F138:3DE5:991B:D705 (talk) 18:45, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

NY Methodist

Your edits seem to be intended solely to remove information about the hospital's legal issues over the years, without doing anything about the overall advertising nature of the article, which has been generated by Lynn Hill of Park Slope Brooklyn, VP of PR for NY Methodist. Please restore information about Oloumi, Oktay, Adderal scandal, etc, all of which were newsworthy and appeared in the major NYC papers and tabloids. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:20, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

It's actually quite simple :-) -- you removed content from an article without explaining why using the edit summary, so I reverted it and let you know. If you use the edit summary to describe your changes, what you're doing, any why -- it'll help other editors to understand what you're doing. That's pretty much it. :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 21:40, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Edits from Chimdi1125

I see that you reverted edits from the user Chimdi1125 I'm writing to you because there are edits to another page -- -- that he appears to have done that look like vandalism Specifically:

I don't know much about wikipedia edits, so I'm writing to you.

thanks in advance! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:48, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Adding text, not changing previous text. Thank you, I see edits have happened. 13:17, 16 April 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:197:200:3E73:9A8:A385:9161:EF12 (talk)

Michelle Fields

The charges were dropped. Please stop threatening me for editing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1004:B00B:DD1A:6909:72DE:5A85:D90B (talk) 21:56, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Your edits here, here, and here do not adhere to Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy. Continuing to edit the article in the fashion that you've been doing will result in being blocked from editing. If you have questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to message me and ask. I'll be more than happy to help you. Thank you for understanding :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:02, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

New changes to Chambersburg Pennsylvania

I would like to tell you, I am part of and a translator for the sister city of Chambersburg and Getemba, and found no online resources. This is all in a book in print. This is also coming from a member. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JustinMaxwell123 (talkcontribs) 00:37, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

University of Wisconsin–River Falls

Are you sure you want to delete ALL that content? I was thinking of restoring the History section because without the content you removed there are significant gaps in the tale of the various incarnations of the school. I realize that it's unsourced, so I'd add a tag when restoring. What do you think? (talk) 00:57, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Feel free to revert or restore any of that content you want. I just went through and did some clean up. I won't object with whatever you do :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:35, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll try to look for some sources, but I expect they'll be mostly on the school's website. (talk) 01:41, 16 April 2016 (UTC)


What up? — Preceding unsigned comment added by FrogzardMaster (talkcontribs) 01:54, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

I am unfamiliar how this "TALK" page works. I recd a msg from Oshwah explaining that he had reverted a contribution (see below, Ms de Laverene) and I have also added a second contribution sent to me by Mr. Seraydarian, also below. Both contributions address slanderous accusations made by Kathryn Bolkovac. Please assist me in adding this contributions to Mr. Klein's page. Thank you kindly.LTCJMJ (talk) 05:39, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

EDIT to Jacques Paul Klein, Contribution (Celhia de Lavarene, Chief, Special Operations Tracking Program)

These contributions are written in response to a posting to Mr. Klein's page regarding Kathryn Bolkovac and the slanderous accusations made against Mr. Klein. It has a direct correlation to the accusations that were made in that Ms. de Lavarene was the Chief of a Program that Mr. Klein, UN SRSG in BiH instituted to address human trafficking in Bosnia. I also have a second contribution to submit from Mr. Souren Seraydarian, who was Mr. Klein's Deputy Chief of Mission in Bosnia and Liberia. Both of these contributions have a direct relationship to what has been written about Mr. Klein's assignments in Bosnia and Liberia as Mr. Seraydarian and Ms. de Laverene's contributions are in support of Mr. Klein and are written to set the record straight.

Thank you for your assistance in advance,LTCJMJ (talk) 02:28, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Contribution from Ms. de Laverene

To Whom It May Concern: “I take strong umbrage at the characterization of Mr. Klein’s role as the head of the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Firstly, the United Nations Mission in BiH had no police enforcement powers, or powers of arrest. Our only recourse in the case of local nationals was to cajole the police and local judicial authorities to take action and in the case of international personnel assigned to the UN Mission to request their withdrawal from the country. In each case UN Headquarters and the sending states had to approve. We were trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare – even though reforms were underway, corruption was still rampant. The local judicial and police authorities were far from reformed, and with thousands of SFOR troops, civilian contractors and hundr3ds of non-governmental organizations on the ground the challenges were enormous. In the context of police reform, we quickly discovered that trafficking in human beings in the Balkans was a greater problem than anyone had imagined. Because of the years of bitter warfare, breakdown of traditional institutions and the rule of law, the problem was extensive and widespread. Even without a without a formal mandate, Mr. Klein felt that something had to be done. I had just left the Mission, where I was in charge of organizing the return of Bosniacs to Srebrenica, and was back in New York when Mr. Klein called me and asked me to come back in order to create a program to fight human trafficking for sexual exploitation. I still remember his exact words: “ I don’t want any of my staff exploiting young girls who have been forced into prostitution.” That is how the Special Trafficking Operations Program (STOP) came to life. In spite of New York’s concern that we were exceeding our mandate ultimately some 250 local and international police officers were involved in the program. In spite of many critics who argued such a program was not in our mandate, that we had no executive authority to carry it out and that no personnel positions were designated for any such effort, Mr. Klein directed that we press on. We followed the old Balkan maxim, “the dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on.” Hundreds of bars and brothels were raided – day and night – and in the first ever such effort over 300 women from Russia, Romania, Moldova and the Ukraine were repatriated. Several safe houses were established which provided victims counseling and a safe haven while they were waiting to be repatriated. Within the Mission Mr. Klein requested New York headquarters to recall the Deputy Commissioner of the International Police Task Force and 24 other international police officers, among them eight Americans. Subsequent to their repatriation, member states of the United Nations assumed the responsibility for initiating appropriate disciplinary or legal action. In one case a member state unilaterally withdrew two of their own IPTF officers. Rather than criticism, Mr. Klein deserves kudos for his singular efforts and was so recognized by the Secretary General of the United Nations, the American Secretary of State and by an entry in the Congressional Record. In closing let me reiterate that the UNMiBH Mission successfully reformed, restructured and downsized a 44,000 pre-war police force to approximately 16,000 trained, vetted and equipped law enforcement personnel in ethnically integrated and accountable structures. The STOP Task Force identified approximately 249 criminal establishments, conducted 8565 raids and permanently closed more than 300 of them. In conjunction with the International Office of Migration, the UNMBiH Mission repatriated over 300 women to their countries of origin. These efforts were not without an element of danger: ongoing harassment and threats were commonplace. The international arena is full of spoilers. It is an old truism that those who are doing nothing are often the first to criticize those who are for not doing enough. The credit should go to those who have actually been in the arena and fought the good fight.” Celhia de Lavarene Chief Special Operations Tracking Program

Contribution from Mr. Souren Seraydarian

For the record Recently I came across a Wikipedia article concerning Kathryn Bolkovac. Normally Wikipedia articles are well documented, accurate and the background information is well researched. In this particular case the text is not accurate , misleading and includes negative and disparaging and defamatory comments regarding Jacques Paul Klein, the Special Representative of the Secretary General in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by inference denigrate the role of the UN Mission of the International Police Task Force (IPTF) by focusing on the misbehavior of a few officers bearing in mind that from 1996 through the end of 2002 some 10000 police officers from 46 countries have served with the IPTF. With few exceptions they performed their duties in a highly professional manner and were a credit to their home countries and national police institutions.

During Mr. Klein’s  tenure as Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) from 1999 through early 2003 there  were no “cover ups” as a result of a zero tolerance policy regarding any serious misconduct. The mission investigated all allegations of misconduct in a fair, thorough and timely manner. 24 international police officers, among them eight Americans, including the Deputy Police Commissioner were sanctioned by repatriating them home to face disciplinary or court action in their home countries in accordance with the prevailing agreements between the UN and the

Countries providing police officers which define clearly that member states are expected to assume the responsibility for initiating appropriate disciplinary or legal (civil or penal) action and not the local courts of the host country. It is worthwhile mentioning that at that time Bosnia and Herzegovina had no penal or civil code at the national level nor a unified ministry of justice or interior. The Country was divided into two parts, the Federation and the Serb Republic. The Federation was divided into 10 Cantons each of them had its own ministry of interior and justice using different laws and procedures.

Another misconception is the reference to “diplomatic immunity”. Indeed police officers have functional immunity to allow them to perform their day to day tasks but certainly not a diplomatic immunity as defined in the Vienna Convention. Furthermore the presence of the UN and its personnel  in a country is defined in a Status of Forces Agreement signed by the host Country and the UN.

To the missions credit the IPTF’ s monitoring, training and reform of the local police aided the step by step establishment of the rule of law, helped create an environment conducive to holding free and democratic elections and supported and facilitated the return of thousands refugees and internally displaced persons. It also created the Border and Custom Services which until today are the only nation wide state institutions. In addition a police force of BIH 44000 police officers of BIH were veted and reduced to 16000 trained police officers.

The IPTF Police Commissioner and myself as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General were tasked by the SRSG with creating a Special Human Trafficking Operation Program (STOP) , which ultimately identified 249 criminal establishments and trained local police to conduct with the help of international police officers 855 raids. As a result some 250 young women forced to prostitution were freed and repatriated home or brought to safety.

I believe the details I have outlined provide a more accurate picture of the work of the Mission by its critics who had little or no factual knowledge of the work performed by the members of the mission . Last but not least I have to stress that at no time Mrs. Bolkovac approached me and never brought to my attention any misbehavior of members of the IPTF bearing in mind that The Commissioner of the IPTF, a French general of the Gendarmerie , reported through me to the SRSG . She was assigned to the mission as a contractual personnel of Dynacord and dismissed by them in consultation with the Ambassador of the USA without a request by the mission. Souren Georges Seraydarian Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (retired) United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Again, thank you in advance for your consideration and assistance, LTCJMJ (talk) 02:41, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

The reason I reverted your edit was because it didn't make any sense. It didn't appear to belong in an article. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:32, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Dear Oshwah, Thank you very much for your feedback.I am an undergraduate of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka.Actually I am doing this work for one of my assignments.Since this is my first time,I may make lots of mistakes.So I appreciate your response. Sinhala is my native language.Actually what I needed was,make the stuff much more understanding in my language.So some times, some terms may differ,when you convert it to english language.If it seems to be inappropriate,please let me know.I can edit my work to the preferences.

Thank You!

Randima IIT120001 (Randima Aththanayake) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Randima IIT120001 (talkcontribs) 06:25, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Proper information is not presented

Please provide informatiom like how many patients were detected with this disease, how many lives have been saved etc. I hope you will provide more information. Thank you and sorry if I have hurted you.I am very sorry. Thank you. 16 April 2016 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:25, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Requesting some assistance and oversight

Bolter21 has engaged me on my user talk page, due to me being involved in commenting on the actions of this user on the ANI. They - A) have been repeatedly told and explained why this issue ended up on the ANI - B) have had a bad review from me after checking the history of the talk pages in question and their actions - C) has vandalised my personal user page, which very quickly was reverted with an explanation of "sorry, mistake" but this is obviously intentional, as you don't mistakenly edit someone's page - D) stated in the ANI that they where "giving their password to their account over to a relative" to have some 'down time', which got a very strong reaction of banning them - E) has now, in what I think is said relative engaging me, started a conversation on my talk page.
I don't mind someone engaging me for a detailed debate on any issue, but all of this is now extremely suspicious. NuroDragonfly G'dayMate! 08:48, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Nuro Dragonfly, you'll have to email an administrator in regards to Oversighting edits. It's better not to draw any attention to the edits and have them suppressed as soon as possible. --Ches (talk) (contribs) 08:50, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
I was cynical about the relative in your talk if you didn't understand.--Bolter21 (talk to me) 16:26, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi, Nuro Dragonfly - Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I just started a new job in my off-wiki life, so requests for help that require any significant time or examination on my part will take a bit of time :-). I took a look at the edit made to your user page, as well as the conversation you're having on your talk page with Bolter21. This edit here does appear to be an honest mistake. He may have accidentally deleted a letter while looking over the source code to your use page - that's not a big deal. On top of that, he corrected his mistake as soon as he discovered it. That's not vandalism or abuse to me at all. Remember that we need to assume good faith; in this case, it's very easy to do. Looking over the conversation on your talk page, I have found some things that I believe I should mention to you (as friendly help and as a mentor, of course).
One tip of advice I can give you is to refrain from using your personal life to defend yourself in a dispute or argue a point on Wikipedia. In your response, you said to Bolter21, "I am a historian, and I do not, under any circumstances, care in any way shape or form about Religious views or sentiments or emotions of anyone for any reason. Science and Proven Facts are all that matter. Especially in History. Especially in Military Conflicts", and then go on to state your beliefs and views. This does much more harm than good, and for many reasons. First of all, when you start using this kind of information in a rebuttal, you steer the conversation away from the content dispute itself (the reason for having the discussion in a first place). You need to stick to the hard facts and details of the issue itself, and use Wikipedia policies or relevant assertions to back up your arguments. Your off-wiki life is irrelevant when it comes to engaging in constructive and proper dispute resolution practices. Once you start going down that terrible path of doing so (especially with new users, or when the conversation is obviously heated and the other person is clearly angered or upset), using your off-wiki life or personal beliefs to back up an arguement opens the door to say that it's okay to do. It also can be translated and taken as an reply made in anger if done improperly; it almost always escalates the dispute in a negative way, and we don't want that :-).
I've been called many, many different names and had pretty much every insult slapped on my talk page from people. If you let those kinds of responses get to you emotionally (and worse, enough to where you feel like you have to "bark back" and defend yourself), you're going to have a bad time! Instead, simply ignore such comments and (most importantly) stick to Wikipedia policy, no matter how hard it is to do. If you simply just respond with the reason behind your views citing Wikipedia policies and why such changes should or should not be kept, you'll be engaging in proper dispute resolution, acting like a professional leader, and sticking to behaviors that are looked for in experienced editors who are here to build an encyclopedia above anything else. Stick to the facts, keep the argument peaceful, and remember that Wikipedia is not about winning or losing :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:49, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Hello, and yes I did get very Opinionated about the subject, and used my personal knowledge, though being on my own talk page I felt entitled to do so. I however understand what your saying. It's hard to differentiate sometimes though. It has since turned into something that is now RD2 by another IP on my actual User Page, which I put up on the ANI board. Anyway, I'm just sitting here at home with my bloody injuries scanning the WP articles for something I can contribute to, meaningfully. I have started to enter the Military Conflict style articles, slowly and only to comment on, and I have stated my background for clarity, but I feel I have been maintaining a neutral stance on the issues being raised. I'm treading carefully in the Article Talk Pages, trying to just add constructive comments to help.....I hope. Cheers as always man. And yes, I've also expressly said that I'm staying of the Palestine/Israel subject for some time, if I even venture there to contribute at all now. Nürö G'däÿ 01:18, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
PS: The missus hates it when I voice my opinions on Religion in such a manner and got an earful at dinner later that night.....bloody Historians. Nürö G'däÿ 01:31, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

wisconsin primary

Dear sir,

Am I right to suppose Wikipedia not interested in incorrect information reports?

Lets take it straight: I have no qualification nor interest in correcting wrong information in Wisconsin primaries page. It happened I checked it and occasionally found it wrong. I just left it on the talk page as an indicator. Maybe someone qualified could correct data or simply be aware of inconsistencies (which I suppose probable as greenpapers are usual source for primary data).

I just want to know the rule of thumb in case of bumping into other piece of incorrect data.

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:02, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

well well well. no answer is yes answer. i would be aware wikipedia is not interested in bugfixing which means it could not be a reliable source of information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:25, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
I apologize for the delay responding to your inquiry. I've been very busy in my off-wiki life lately. I reverted your edit because I saw your quote, "sum of congressional district delegates sucks". I've restored your change, added a section header for you, and modified the language for you. Please let me know on my talk page if you have any more questions. I'll be happy to answer them. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 21:07, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

April 2016

Information icon Hello, I'm Oshwah. I wanted to let you know that I reverted one of your recent contributions —the one you made with this edit to Adolf Hitler— because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 05:59, 15 April 2016 (UTC)"

I added the expansion of Hitler's party - the NAtional soZIalistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, NOT usually abbreviated as NSDAP (I've never seen this abbreviation before) - because introducing NSDAP makes it not at all obvious that the word Nazi is the common abbreviation for his party name. People in Germany didn't say he was the leader of the NSDAP, they used Nazi as the abbreviation. So actually your introduction of "NSDAP" is confusing, and obfuscates the message - Nazi is the abbreviation for "NAtional soZIalistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei"... This means Hitler was a Socialist which I once saw a socialist vehemently deny! An inconvenient truth, but true nevertheless. Please read up on Nazi and reinstate, or better, remove the misleading and incorrect abbreviation NSDAP entirely... CrisBCT Cris Baker (CrisBCT (talk) 20:21, 17 April 2016 (UTC))

Your in my ball aprk I will comment, then I will see if their is some contribution to the article I can help with.
NSDAP is most certainly how the term is used, and quite commonly in proper Military Historical terms. It is the formal abbreviation of the in-formal term NAZI. Nazi is 'slang', and irrelevant of the 'Common man' possibly never hearing of NSDAP, as opposed to nearly everyone in the world hearing the term Nazi, it is the correct manner in which to refer to the party. Also the claim that Hitler was a Socialist is very misguided. The political opinions of the Socialists and Communists of the early half of the 20th century do not transfer to the modern world, and this needs to be unequivocally stated in the article. Furthermore, the NSDAP were Ultra-Nationlists, and the addition of the soZIalistische is not reflective of the actual Fascist Ideology of the party, but is used so that there can be no doubt in separating them from the Communists, their true enemy. Nürö Drägönflÿ, G'däÿ Mätë! 01:50, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Caen, Normandy

Caen, Normandy is also birth place of Blessed John Soreth , very important reformist prior general of the carmelite in c1394" (talk)

Blessed John Soreth a very important prior general of the carmelite order was born in Caen, Normandy in c1394112.209.33.133 (talk) 01:10, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm not sure what article or edit you're referring to. Your contribution history, as well as the Caen, Normandy article, don't provide me with any context as to what you're talking about. If you still have concerns and wish to talk to me about them, please let me know, and provide the exact article or edit that you're concerned about. It will help me to address your concerns and provide you with assistance. Thank you. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:58, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Added section headings to last two comments

It was all just becoming a mess. I screwed up and did not get this into the edit summary. Sorry. 7&6=thirteen () 01:42, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

No worries, my fiend friend! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:52, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Fiend? Been called a lot of things, but this is a first. Fiendishly yours. 7&6=thirteen () 12:43, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen - HA! Gotta love those typos. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 21:42, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Or perhaps a Freudian slip? All behavior is caused. Cheers. 7&6=thirteen () 23:02, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
7&6=thirteen - Yup, you figured me out :-P ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:04, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

changes to "Characteristic Property"?

I just received a message that you undid a change that someone at my IP address made to the article on "Characteristic Property." I use Wikipedia all the time, but don't recall ever loading such an article, much less modifying it. I just wanted to know if you had a record of what the modification was that you deemed unconstructive and reversed. (talk) 04:01, 18 April 2016 (UTC)Dallas

If you're using a public or shared IP address, you may have received a warning intended for somebody else. To resolve this, you should create an account. This will ensure that messages or warnings that are not intended for you aren't sent to you, among other benefits. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 22:11, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

My recent contribution

This message is concerning the recent reversal you made on the New Jersey Blaze fan. I've been a fan since I was born, and my ancestors have been fans since the teams conception in 1345. All the history has been fact checked with my grandfather before I posted it. It is all 100% fact. I would likely to kindly request that you go powaqa yourself. Njblazefan (talk) 12:38, 18 April 2016 (UTC)njblazefan

Njblazefan - This constitutes original research, which is not allowed on Wikipedia. Before adding the content back to the article, please review Wikipedia's no original research policy (linked above), and review Wikipedia's policy on citing a reliable source in articles. All content on Wikipedia must either be attributable to a reliable source, or directly attributed to a reliable source (with an in-line citation). Please let me know if you have any more questions. I'll be happy to answer them. Thank you for understanding, and happy editing! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 21:55, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

What are you doing?

Why are you reverting all my edits? I was removing the flags in the infoboxes as well as persondata, and now it's all undone. Did you even look before reverting? I explained it in my recent edit of Yohn. (talk) 01:33, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

A lot of the edits made appeared not to be the simple removal of persondata, hence my reversions. I'm looking further into this. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to respond with them. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:46, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

I love you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ddddddddddddd:ddddddfddegvdd (talkcontribs) 00:40, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Why is Bruce Bawer important enough to warrant his name and writings on this topic?

The question is pretty much self-explanatory. Can we copy paste jazzyjeffs3323 youtube comment on this topic and cite it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:22, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you oshwah

At least you left a reason, two of the times my edits were reverted there was no reason cited.

Can you explain as to why a. citing an external article is bad, and b. if the contribution is relevant to the topic why is it allowed to be removed because of the external links?

thanks Centurytreedesigns (talk) 01:37, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Centurytreedesigns! Thanks for leaving me a message on my talk page with your questions. I'll be happy to answer them for you. First of all, citing sources with external URLs is not a bad thing at all! It's actually required, depending on the information you're adding to an article. The problem with the particular external URL that you're referencing is that it doesn't constitute a reliable source; the page is not a peer-reviewed and neutral analysis on the subject, and its main purpose is to advertise carpet cleaning services. This is why multiple editors reverted your changes to Carpet cleaning. Your username is also deemed as promotional as well, as you're currently now blocked because of your username. To have your account unblocked, simply follow the directions on your user talk page to request a username change, or create another account that follows Wikipedia's username policy. If you have questions, please feel free to ask me here (if/when you become unblocked) or on your talk page (make sure to add {{ping|Oshwah}} to your message on your talk page so that I'll get notified). Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:46, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

You are nicer then uther. you are good faith. other like cluebot must dye. i not vandal — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:04, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

The Great Dane

I give up, which is rare. When an administrator gets around to stopping the vandal at the Great Dane article, I suppose the last bogus edit will be reverted. A screen shot to show opposers at RFA that there are such backlogs would have been nice, I suppose. I hope you will be an administrator some time later this year so you can help stop this kind of thing. Thanks for the thanks, by the way. And thanks for your good and diligent work. Donner60 (talk) 03:24, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Donner60. Thank you for the message, and for the kind words. I don't blame you for moving on - it'll get taken care of eventually! I think that running again around August 2016 will be my plan. This way, about a year will have gone by since my first RFA. I'm a bit nervous that running again beforehand will lead to Oppose votes due to "running again too soon", or making a "mad dash for adminship" (then I'd have to wait another year... again... before deciding to apply). I might decide to run again sooner; we'll see. I also note that you put a significant amount of time into vandal patrolling, and I want to extend a big "thank you!" in return. It's a big help, and it's much appreciated! Keep up the awesome work. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:46, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I think it would be wise to put a little time between RFA runs. I think anything, at least something rather easy like a short additional wait, that would discourage those who oppose for seemingly trivial reasons in a later run is a good idea. I think you do good work and make consistent contributions. I will support you when your next run occurs (assuming I am not offline or have my head in the sand for over a week, as has happened on a few occasions). Donner60 (talk) 04:00, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

thanks for pointing out my error on changes to the Mirabella page

I am new to Wikipedia and so it was in error that I deleted the content.

I do feel that the existing content under the heading

"2016 federal election bid"

is not a good reflection of the title

a better heading might be

"some media outlets rush to condemn alleged behavior during 2016 election campaign"


Because the Sophie's campaign is about much more than whether or not she pushed an "independent" politician.

That content is not being added to her election bid record.

Perhaps I ought to add it?

Kind Regards

John — Preceding unsigned comment added by John lamerand (talkcontribs) 04:24, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

John lamerand - I don't feel that your proposed change to the "2016 federal election bid" section header would improve the article. See Wikipedia's neutral point of view guidelines, as well as Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Words to watch - I feel that your proposed change would inject or imply a non-neutral stance. It would also add words that, by consensus, should be avoided. I think that the section header is fine as-is. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:36, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Hi Oshwah,

Thanks for your message. I tried to edit what I was requested as soon as I registered. And then I tried to create my own page as suggested. Seems like I did not really succeed with the second task which was quiet important to me as I do see myself as contributor to wikipedia and would like to understand the whole process. How do I create my own page and later other topics I think are of public interest. Have a great day — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charles P. Darwin III (talkcontribs) 05:26, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Charles P. Darwin III - When you ask, "How do I create my own page", are you asking about how to create an article? Wikipedia has a tutorial, "your first article", that you should refer to. It will provide you with all of the policies and guidelines, and help you with creating your first article. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to respond here and ask. Good luck! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 05:36, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

No subject

Number 8 on back pass rule is a lie. I was editing it because I know number 8 was edited by Francis smith himself who is known in Glasgow as a story maker. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Walter mitty8703 (talkcontribs) 05:28, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

RE: nomination for the deletion of wikipedia page

As per your email, assist me in fixing the issue, thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alifatema4 (talkcontribs) 07:55, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Alifatema4 - Your email to me was inquiring about the reason behind the nomination of Mohammad Bahareth per Wikipedia's articles for deletion process and asking for assistance with the issue. I'll be more than happy to assist you :-). The reason I nominated the article for deletion is stated on the deletion form that I filed. The best thing that you can do for the article is to locate and cite secondary reliable sources within the article to show that this person should not be deleted per the notability guidelines that I cited within my nomination statement. If you have any more questions about the articles and guidelines I've provided for you here, please let me know. Thank you for the message. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:01, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
Oshwah - Can you check the page now. Alifatema4 (talk) 12:41, 22 April 2016 (UTC)alifatema4
Alifatema4 - I checked the sources that you added to the article. Most of them consist of youtube videos, images, and links to Amazon books. These are not reliable sources that are secondary and independent of the subject, and hence cannot be used to determine the notability of a person. I will, however, acknowledge these sources you added: 1, 2, 3, and (I guess) 4. The first three sources I listed appear to be covering the person in-depth, but 4th source only mentions the article subject and very briefly. I also believe that these sources have other issues as well (I'm questioning their independence from the subject). While it's clear that you've worked very hard and put a lot of time into attempting to locate references, I still believe that there are notability issues with the article subject. The reason isn't due to the quality or sources provided in the article; it's because I don't believe that enough sources exist for you to find that would establish the notability of this person. This is what prompted me to nominate the article for deletion. Other editors will look at the list of sources you provided (so don't worry, your edits won't be in vain!), but they will also determine if there are enough acceptable references that exist at all. They will use that determination to decide if the person meets Wikipedia's notability guidelines and whether or not the article should be kept. For now, I think the best thing for you to do is be patient and work on something else while the process is ongoing and a decision is reached. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll be happy to answer them. Regards -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 13:04, 22 April 2016 (UTC)


Hello Oshwah,
Just checking in mentor (sorry, cant resist saying that) as I've had no middle eastern intercontinental issue's of late! Yay! But I have been attempting to find a mediation point with this article that I would like your input on, as to whether or not I've used the cited WP policies correctly, if you could, and then applied the correct elements myself. I was asked to come on board with the talk page consensus building, and I hope that I actually have retained an appropriate neutral stance. I've mentioned my knowledge base, but I think I've managed not to use it as a POV, in how I am trying to get the article to a more neutral stance. I is also edit protected at present. Nürö G'DÄŸ MÄTË 23:23, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Nuro Dragonfly! I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I'm looking into your response now, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:36, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Nuro Dragonfly - I haven't had a chance to start looking through this conversation in-depth yet, but glancing at it so far, I think you've done very well! I'm going to take some time and read the entire talk page thread. When I'm finished, I'll respond here and give you some coaching - I'll talk to you soon! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:45, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Nuro Dragonfly! Please accept my most humble apologies for taking so damn long to get back to you as I promised. As you can probably tell, I got wrapped up, distracted, and busy with a bunch of other things. The content you added to the talk page looks great so far; I'm honestly more concerned about the things we talked about before, such as letting your emotions get to you, getting heated or uncivil with other editors, or using your personal life or other such information to defend your arguments rather than using Wikipedia policies. In this aspect, I can say that it appears that you've handled this very well! I don't see where you've messed up in this aspect, and I also don't see any mistakes with citing policy (although that, in comparison, is less important). You can always learn and understand Wikipedia policy easily by getting feedback and help from others... but what you can't easily learn is how to take emotions out of your editing, edit in a respectful and civil manner, and stay neutral each and every time. It looks like you've been working hard on that, and that's very commendable of you to be doing so. As you can imagine, it's absolutely not easy for some people to, and seeing your progress has made me extremely prod. Anyways, keep it up dude! Please let me know if you need to chat with me or need me to assist you with anything. I'll be happy to do it (as you already know). Cheers! And well done! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 05:45, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Hello! All good, I know your busy and I've been doing actual editing of Motörhead albums, instead of debating, mainly of late (Syntax Source code for linking up Edit and Edit Source compatibility etc). But I've also ended up in some rather non-constructive debate with a person on the Yadav talk page. I understand this other editor is trying to achieve something but I've found their comments rhetorical and not about what needs fixing, instead it's all "explain this, and this and this" when I'm commenting myself on how the article can be fixed, not how I can fix it. So yeah I've stayed as calm as possible but feel I've let myself down (in the WP civil/neutral/emotional sense) somewhat by continuing to respond. I did in the end state I think the person is pushing a Nationalist POV, and this has been retorted in kind (sort of) in that they keep accusing me of having all my points as my personal POV, so...they may not, but it's how I've read their comments and the points they raised, in the way they have. I'll keep a sandbox edit running to see if I can be of help still, but I wont deny I've let it get out of hand and am partly to blame also, as it takes to to tango, and feel I have walked into someone else's game instead of staying the course.
Nürö G'DÄŸ MÄTË 06:07, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorry,if i changed this message. Don't take this as vandalism but, don't know how to talk.Oh yeah,if you remember my latest change on King Kong. I changed one word (sorry, im pretty religious) to butt. I felt it was a bad influence to younger kids. Many young kids use this site and want them to grow in a good life. My kids were changing those words to chicken.(im sorry)

                                                                                by,the person who thinks he is correct. ( (talk) 21:59, 3 May 2016 (UTC))  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)  

April 2016

Stop icon with clock
You have been blocked from editing for a period of 3.14159265359 seconds for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text to the bottom of your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.  SQLQuery me! 03:43, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
So yeah, I'm a dumbass and apparently 1975 is a long time from now.... SQLQuery me! 03:45, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm curious as to why that even worked, unless I'm going insane and 1975 is the future now.—cyberpowerChat:Limited Access 03:51, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
I assume you're looking for some reassurance – so no, you're not going insane, and yes, 1975 is the day after tomorrow. General Ization Talk 04:05, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Runs over to SQL and gives him a hug -- HAHAHA!!! That was hilarious! I owe you a golf clap for that. It showed up on the editnotice as the year 2021. Weird. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:53, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Ohhh wow... I'm gonna have a lot of 'splaining to do on my next RFA (coming up maybe soon). "Mr. Oshwah, what do you make of this defiant and twisted level of atrocity in your block log? Guilty!!!. No admins for Oshwah. In fact, ban his face from being able to even visit the site, let alone edit on it!" ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:07, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Tracked! SQLQuery me! 05:02, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Looks like it's time to add {{User accidentally blocked}} to your userpage... Face-wink.svg --IJBall (contribstalk) 05:35, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
He could have added that long ago haha. -- Cheers, Riley 06:17, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

@Cyberpower678 and SQL: I'd add the template {{User accidentally blocked}} to your userpage, because I may not defend you during your next RFA. (Speaking of which, hurry up with that.) Peter Sam Fan 18:09, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

In a Monsoon

Hi Oshwah, I created an AfD using twinkle at the same time as you were restoring the speedy tag to this article (which has been removed by the creator and now an IP editor numerous times). Sorry about the overlap, not sure whether it is best to just leave both or which one to delete? I'm happy to leave it up to you. Thanks, Melcous (talk) 08:20, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Melcous! No problem; it happens all the time. I went back and declined the speedy, as the article content is not worded like an unambiguous advertisement. So, you're all set to go! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:23, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Great, thanks and have a lovely day :) Melcous (talk) 08:31, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Melcous - You bet; I'm always happy to help! I hope you have a lovely day as well :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:33, 23 April 2016 (UTC)


actually the content was doubled so i removed it. ABCDEinfinity (talk) 08:54, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Sanders Campaign Template update

Yeah, I was in the process of getting the sourcing right and you reverted it while I was working on it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jasonanaggie (talkcontribs) 08:58, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Jasonanaggie - Ah, no worries. So long as the content is referenced, then hey... fine by me :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 09:01, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Good deal, I have the updated amount with an even better source than was previously referenced, this is straight from the Federal Election Commission Report filed by the campaign. That is a lot of cash when you look at that many digits for a losing primary race, just incredible. It's hard to get your head around those sums of money. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jasonanaggie (talkcontribs) 09:09, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

King Kong

Sorry,if i changed this message. Don't take this as vandalism but, don't know how to talk.Oh yeah,if you remember my latest change on King Kong. I changed one word (sorry, im pretty religious) to butt. I felt it was a bad influence to younger kids. Many young kids use this site and want them to grow in a good life. My kids were changing those words to chicken.(im sorry)

                                                                                 by,the person who thinks he is correct. ( (talk) 21:59, 3 May 2016 (UTC))

A barnstar for you!

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Whenever I find vandalism, you've already beaten me to it. Keep up the good work! Omni Flames let's talk about it 09:55, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi Omni Flames! Thank you for taking the time to leave me this barnstar! Vandal patrolling is something I enjoy doing. It obviously comes with consequences, such as the ridiculous amount of vandalism I get on my talk page, but it doesn't bother me. Go ahead, let em trash it. It just means that I'm getting the upper hand and keeping Wikipedia clean from their trolling ;-). Again, thanks for taking the time to leave me this. It means a lot, man. I'm sure we'll run into eachother again soon. Until then, happy editing! :-D ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:12, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Haha no problem! I'm sure I'll see you around :). Omni Flames let's talk about it 10:14, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Hell yeah. *fist bump* ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 10:17, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

there are misinformation in turkish drama

I chanced mistakes and add several source.

1. Turkish tv series isn't soap opera. You can search.They doesn't daily episodes. Broadcasting is weekly.

2. false: almost 50% don't run for longer than 6 episodes . Because Turkish contract has got 13 episodes.

3.False:The most successful series in Turkey is Aşk-ı Memnu, which has broken rating records there. Probably.. Fan wrote it. If you must write... Asmalı Konak(2002) tv series most highest 28.50 rating all times. Look source..

4.. old information The television drama industry has played a pivotal role in increasing Turkey's popularity in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Pakistan, Iran and the Arab world..../ new 2016... Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, Latin America, Turkic countries, Central Asia, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and the Arab world

5 Turkey world's second highest TV series exporter after US Look source..

6.And Imdb on turkish Tv series.. All is true... and They has got source

Bikku Bitti

Hi, you just reversed my edit of the "Bikku Bitti" before I could add the appropriate references. "Bikku Bitti" is not a formal geographical name, it comes from the local corruption of "Pic Bette", named after one of the geologists of the 1931 Dalloni expedition. The corrupted transcript was first used on Libyan maps from the nineteen eighties onwards, and as it is the highest point of Libya it was replicated without any verification across many sources. (talk) 10:40, 23 April 2016 (UTC)


you're right."this appears relevant to me." But you must chance false information... Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:41, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Hants West

Hi Oshwah,

Was trying to edit the 2013 Hants West results to add the Green Party, but my edits weren't doing what I expected. Don't mind at all you reverted to the original state. The official results from the Elections NS site are: PC 4,468, Lib 3,279, NDP 888, Green (Torin Buzek) 169. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:56A:72A7:3400:2D0C:6E9C:AB2D:2336 (talk) 10:49, 23 April 2016 (UTC)


This is so unfair! I might be blocked by now if the watchful Profile101 hadn't reverted you! (And thanks for looking after my page.) Bishonen | talk 11:01, 23 April 2016 (UTC).

Hi Bishonen. Yeahhhh, that was my bad. Don't know how I managed to do that. Good ole' Profile101 reverted my mistake without looking, then I added it back correctly and threw in a dummy edit explaining my derp. Sorry about that, man... And no problem; always happy to keep watch over other editors' pages. Good to talk to you again; hope you're doing well :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:14, 25 April 2016 (UTC)


I'm just want to how I can add a content to the page I edit? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tshepo4 (talkcontribs) 11:26, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Tshepo4. It's simple to do; you just need to make sure that the content you add (depending on what it is and where) is cited by a reliable source. I recommend that you review the two wikilinks that I gave you here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to respond here and let me know. Good luck, and happy editing! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:34, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

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KgosarMyth (talk) 12:33, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

RfC re: Pantomime

Hello and thank you again for your very kind and encouraging comments on my talk page! I'm probably not very good at this kind of thing, and I'd love to have your advice there, here or to my e-mail. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 14:39, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi SergeWoodzing! You're quite welcome! I also note your your kind response as well - thank you :-). I'm a bit occupied at the moment, but I'll take a look at the talk page communication and follow-up with you as soon as I can. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:46, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Location , you have the islanders being in NYC , NY

They play in Brooklyn NY!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:644:1:2364:914A:60C3:6356:8BDD (talk) 23:33, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Brooklyn, New York is one of the five boroughs of New York City, New York (hence the Islanders are in and represent NYC when they play in Brooklyn). General Ization Talk 23:42, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Smithfield Foods

Thank you for taking the time to undo some vandalism on the Smithfield Foods page. If you're interested, there is a lot of outdated information on that page including Governance and Income. As noted by my profile, I'm a representative of Smithfield Foods and respect Wikipedia's rules regarding conflict of interest. I've made no changes to the page myself but would like for the information on the page to be accurate and up to date. Thank you for your time and consideration. (Jeremy Smithfield (talk) 14:54, 25 April 2016 (UTC))

Hi Jeremy Smithfield! Thank you for leaving me a message. I want to commend you on your compliance with Wikipedia's conflict of interest policies; it's awesome that you're attempting to go through the correct channels to have things corrected in these areas as opposed to breaking this behavioral guideline and just doing it yourself. If you have reliable sources that you can give me regarding the change or update in this information, I can review it and (if everything appears to be in order) make that change for you. Thanks again :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 19:50, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for the consideration Oshwah. The financial data and list of governance are two areas that are very out of date. Our most recent SEC filing has verified information pertaining to those areas. Here is the link to that: If you want me to call out specifics I would be more than happy to or I understand if you would like to pull the information out yourself.(Jeremy Smithfield (talk) 16:56, 28 April 2016 (UTC))
Just wanted to follow up real quick and see if you had any questions Oshwah. Thanks! (Jeremy Smithfield (talk) 18:09, 3 May 2016 (UTC))


Maybe my entry on the CSGO page was not the best place to write my review due to it being too long for the review on the steam market store but my auto biography of "Aidan J. Bittner" was entirely correct along with my entry on the page "Bittner". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:43, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Alex Education

Hello, not sure why but my article is being called Spam and advertising. It isn't though. We are non-profit and provide free computer science resources to schools in London. I have lots of links to schools and articles that include work I have completed for Alex Education. Can you help me to keep my work up please, I'll add to my page.

I think I may have done my sources a bit wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MichelleAlexander2015 (talkcontribs) 00:56, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

MichelleAlexander2015 - The page you created, Alex Education : Alex Education dot Org is obvious advertising from reading the content that you added. Please see Wikipedia's policy on advertisements, as it will help answer your questions. Thank you. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:11, 26 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi, can you block this ip as hes continuing to vandalise at a fast rate, thanks Atlantic306 (talk) 01:30, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Atlantic306. The IP has been reported to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. It will be taken care of soon. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:32, 26 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi Oshwah Help me to make it more informative; I tried real hard to ensure you could see it wasn't about advertising. No money to be made at all. Just supporting schools to push Computer Science, lots of inner city schools jsut won't allow the children access. We want everyone to know about us so we can get more support from others who want to do good for the community. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MichelleAlexander2015 (talkcontribs) 01:40, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

It might be a crappy channel, but the Simpsons are on TV! (talk) 01:45, 26 April 2016 (UTC)


no habla english — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:187:8301:BDA0:4020:8CE2:FED6:C7D4 (talk) 02:02, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Oshwah, just letting you know that I directed the above user to the Spanish language Wikipedia, since that looks like it would be a better fit for them. Feinoha Talk 03:48, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi Feinoha! That's great! Thanks for doing that :-)! I saw that his first edit here seemed like perfect English (and trolling) to me, but I'm happy that you took the step and did the right thing. Major props your way! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:53, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
@Feinoha: the IP has been rangeblocked as part of a vandalism attack. What they wrote here is fake, broken Spanish: a common farcical retort to authority (in this case reverting their vandalism) in the US. Just so you know. ansh666 08:42, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Re: Panda! Go, Panda! (company) edit

I saw that - thank you! I'm still getting to know all the different deletion criteria to use, so I missed that one. Prmcd16 (talk) 03:00, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Prmcd16 - No worries, my friend. If the creator completely blanks the page (even if tagged for CSD) and is the only major editor to the article, it's just better to tag it for G7. If you run into any situations where you're not sure what to do, please do not hesitate to message me and ask. I'm more than happy to give you a hand and help you out :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:03, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Yusong Liu

Okay on the articles eligible for deletion there is a article named Yusong Liu, which you previously CSD as Liu Yusong, do you remember if this is the same article? Just thought I ask. Wgolf (talk) 03:02, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Wgolf - I don't remember it specifically, however my CSD log shows that I did. The page log for Liu Yusong shows that it was deleted the next day for the reason I tagged it for. So, it appears that you're right. And to answer your question: I don't. What's up? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 03:08, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Lisa Brown Miller Wikipedia page

I'm her son, I don't think I need a source. She is literally no more than 8 feet away from me right now. (talk) 01:10, 27 April 2016 (UTC) Alexander Miller

Obviously, you don't need a source, but Wikipedia needs one. The article at WP:Verifiability not truth explains this in more detail. Willondon (talk) 01:33, 27 April 2016 (UTC)


User:Ofhwah probably is trying to impersonate you. Peter Sam Fan 15:27, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

@Peter SamFan: Probably? He forged his signature, so he was definitely trying to impersonate Oshwah. Adam9007 (talk) 16:15, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Looks like we both have a fan. I got a bogus sockblock notice on my TP from Ofhwah. Blackmane (talk) 01:50, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh, Ofhwah.... Another evil twin of mine comes out from the depths of the sock puppet world. He'll be back. lol ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:52, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Your talk page

Is the start supposed to be a picture of the Millennium Falcon?—cyberpowerChat:Limited Access 16:03, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Cyberpower678 - LOL what? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 04:53, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
Oh it's a stop sign. I was looking at [4]cyberpowerChat:Offline 04:57, 29 April 2016 (UTC)
AH! That's one of the ways I tell new users to use the New Section button, if they "forget" to read my header and edit notice :-P ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 01:30, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Why did you reverse my edit of the Piateda article?

Isn't the "this graph is worthless" thing supposed to be there (talk) 23:27, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

If you feel that there is a problem with the graph or its relevancy, I would discuss it on the article's talk page instead of adding a note to the article itself. This is the best way to discuss the issue and collaborate on a solution with others. Please let me know if you have any more questions. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 23:28, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
But wait! Although there isn't any problem with the graph or its relevancy, the "this graph is worthless" text below the graph has been there since July 2007, and you just removed it, thinking it is vandalism. Please bring it back. (talk) 23:38, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
I don't think that the text belongs there. If people do think that it's worthless, then it should be the source of a discussion on the talk page, not a note in the article that may imply a neutral point of view issue. I'll go ahead and remove the warning from your talk page, as I do believe that you were acting in good faith; however, the note doesn't belong there. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 23:43, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit on Star Fox Guard

Other gaming articles have both sides for reviews as well, why is this any different? Star Fox Zero has positive and negative points on your Wikipedia page. Here's the link — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:41, 30 April 2016 (UTC) (talk) 23:47, 30 April 2016 (UTC) (talk) 23:47, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

I redacted my warning, as it appears that I only saw one of your multiple edits, and the end result appearing to be OK (although it is unreferenced). Just add a reference to a reliable source, and you'll be golden! Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll be happy to answer them :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 23:50, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, I really appreciate you willing to let me keep the edits. I will do that. (adding the source) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)
You bet. Happy editing! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:04, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
This weird text pops up under the References area when I'm in the editing part (Reflist|30em) Could you explain what that means? (talk) 00:11, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
I sure can! You're probably referring to the template {{Reflist|30em}} that is under the References section of the article. This template takes all of the references cited in the article using the <ref></ref> tags and lists them. The 30em is the spacing that it uses for each column. Just leave that part alone; it will automatically list your reference when you cite it above. Please let me know if you have any more questions. I'll be happy to answer them. Cheers -- ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:14, 1 May 2016 (UTC) (talk) 00:15, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks ☺ — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:16, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Of course; I'm always happy to help! :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:17, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Very interesting, and convenient. (talk) 00:19, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Indeed. It saves quite a bit of time as opposed to having to list them :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:20, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Very true. (talk) 00:21, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Just curious, are you into games, what if so, what types (genres, consoles, etc.) (talk) 00:26, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Is going on another person's talk page on your talk page a violation?(aka another person's subject) (talk) 00:38, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Is asking questions on another person's talk page, or responding to other questions or conversations on another editor's talk page a violation? No. But if someone asks you to stop messaging them, ask you not to answer other people's questions made specifically to them (also known as "talk page stalking"), Wikipedia's talk page guidelines state that you're expected to respect their wishes if asked to do so. Does that answer your question? ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:43, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
I believe so (talk) 00:45, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
I was about to ask if you could look at Dandakosaurus, but you already took care of it. (talk) 00:47, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────No worries; all taken care of :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 00:50, 1 May 2016 (UTC)