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February 2014[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions to Wikipedia, your edits to Peter J. Ganci, Jr. did not appear to be constructive, and has been reverted for the following reasons:

  • First, sources cited in Wikipedia articles must be considered reliable, per this site's source reliability policies. Sites with user-generated content, such as the YouTube accounts of non-credentialed or non-notable persons, are not reliable under WP:USERG. Anyone, after all, can create a YouTube account and upload an edited video to it. If your source is a program that aired on Animal Planet, then please cite that program. Citations should include things like the name of the program, the network, the original air date, and possibly the host or director. You can learn how to make proper citations here.
  • Second, when you add material to a Wikipedia article, you should take care to add it to the appropriate sections so that it is incorporated seamlessly and relevantly into the material already in the article. For some reason, you added the passage in the middle of the main section, but also in the References section. Why did you do this?
  • Also, you indented the paragraphs you added, which caused the text to be malformed, not once, but twice. Didn't you see this? Didn't you preview or check the article after you saved it? If you did, then why didn't you ask someone for help?

Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, make sure you use the Preview function before saving changes you're not sure about, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. If you ever have any other questions about editing, or need help regarding the site's policies, just let me know by leaving a message for me in a new section at the bottom of my talk page. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 02:29, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 26 February[edit]

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Please check this page and fix the errors highlighted. If you think this is a false positive, you can report it to my operator. Thanks, ReferenceBot (talk) 00:59, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Information.svg Please stop making non-constructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did with your edits to Peter J. Ganci, Jr. Paragraphs should not begin with indentations, citations should not be placed in the References section if they are intended to be inline citations, YouTube videos posted on the accounts of anonymous users are not reliable sources per WP:USERG, and your composing of inline citations is incorrect, and resulted in visible citation error in the article. Please read WP:CS to learn how to write proper citations. Nightscream (talk) 04:42, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I got your message. I'll be happy to help out. I'll respond in greater detail later today, after I've shoveled the snow from my front yard and run some other errands. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 19:01, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Okay, before we address the issue of the article, here's a primer on how to leave talk page messages, since I think you and I are going to be communicating back-and-forth a bit in order to resolve this.
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Now, as to the article, I notice that the passage stating that Ganci's remains were never found is not supported by a citation of a reliable source. Wikipedia requires that the material in its articles be accompanied by reliable, verifiable (usually secondary) sources explicitly cited in the article text in the form of an inline citation, especially for material that may be considered contentious or controversial, so that passage should not even be there. I apologize for not catching that earlier. I've removed that passage, and after searching for sources, I replaced it with the correct information. I also expanded the article, adding more details about Ganci's actions on 9/11, and added additional citations of sources to other areas in the article that didn't have citations, specifically the Legacy and memorials section. Please extend my best wishes to Chief Ganci's family, and thank them for his long service, and his selfless sacrifice. Nightscream (talk) 22:25, 3 March 2014 (UTC)