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Per MOS:FLAG, do not unnecessarily add flags to articles as you did to NCIS (TV series). --AussieLegend () 08:27, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Personally I do not understand why we should not add country flags to the infoboxes, I believe flags as pictures actually transfer information more clearly and efficiently than plain words, but anyways, we always make those compromises in wikipedia. (talk) 09:23, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
As is explained in MOS:FLAG, "flag icons should not be used in infoboxes, even when there is a "country", "nationality" or equivalent field: they are unnecessarily distracting and give undue prominence to one field among many." --AussieLegend () 09:54, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

You might care to also read WP:OVERLINKING and the instructions for {{Infobox television}}. We don't link "the names of major geographic features and locations; languages", which is why the instructions for {{Infobox television}} say "Please don't link to a language article" As a major geographic location, United States should not be linked. Nor should "English". Please revert your last change.[1] --AussieLegend () 09:50, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

August 2013[edit]

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  • * The [[National Numeracy Network]] (NNN)]], a professional organization that promotes numeracy in the United States

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Please discuss the issue on the article's talk page – don't just revert without even an edit summary - Evad37 (talk) 01:41, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

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Overlinking in Perth (suburb)[edit]

Please discuss the issue at Talk:Perth (suburb)#Overlinking? rather than engaging in an edit war. Mitch Ames (talk) 06:47, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Jack Salt[edit]

There are conflicting reports about Jack Salt and the University of Virginia. The NZ Herald reports he has committed for 2013–14, but reports he has committed for 2014–15 [2]. For now, I'm not sure which is correct so we should leave him on the Breakers roster until something official comes from the University of Virginia themselves. DaHuzyBru (talk) 03:02, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

December 2013[edit]

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  • * [[Jin River (Fujian)]], {{lang|zh|晋江}}, ''Jìn Jiāng''), passing Jinjiang City
  • * [[Jin River (Sichuan)]], {{lang|zh|锦江}}, ''Jǐn Jiāng''), tributary of the Min River

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February 2014[edit]

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Please use the edit summary to explain your reasoning for the edit, or a summary of what the edit changes. Thanks! ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 09:00, 7 February 2014 (UTC) ► Philg88 ◄ Star.pngtalk 09:00, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

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Please stop attacking other editors, as you did on Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. ...'madman,' really? Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi 14:08, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Request reason:

I severely protest my block. I believe that I've made a genuine request to block a proven sock puppet who has been blocked not once, but multiple times in the past by various admins. The reason why he was unblocked after being blocked indefinitely for more a year is still unclear. I believe that my request is reasonable. Other than being a proven sock puppet, Guardian of the Rings also applies an editing style which can only be referred to as tyrant-style. For example, if he sees something which "doesn't fit his personal preference", even if it was just a single word, he just reverts everything that editor has contributed, sometimes 4 or 5 edits where the other 3 or 4 edits were all good. As a result, he was constantly involved in edit wars. From my observation, despite being blocked for so long, he did not change, he is still the same old person he was. That's why I made the request to block him again, because I know even if I don't, somebody will, and I am pretty sure that he is going to cause a lot of trouble to follow wikipedians if he is left to "rule this place" at his will. Yes, I admit that my usage of "mad man" when describing him is hotheaded and inappropriate, but blocking me for a lengthy 6 months for an inappropriate word is beyond my comprehension. I do not understand this.

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