Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Please make sure to include an edit summary. Please provide one before saving your changes to an article, as the summaries are quite helpful to people browsing an article's history. Thanks! Jprg1966 (talk) 20:21, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
Please re read the Engelbert Humperdinck page - Big Jim Sullivan is mentioned. Overzeal
Please make sure you properly read over all articles before deleting information. In your edit to Martin O'Malley, you deleted information based upon that "His religious beliefs are not specified," when they actually were. Thanks, Grammarxxx (What'd I do this time?) 19:26, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Hello, I'm Hamtechperson. I noticed that you recently removed some content from United States Senate election in New York, 2012 without explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, the removed content has been restored. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, Hamtechperson 14:37, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Hello, I'm Vanamonde93. Wikipedia is written by people who have a wide diversity of opinions, but we try hard to make sure articles have a neutral point of view. Your recent edit to United States presidential election, 2012 seemed less than neutral to me, so I removed it for now. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Vanamonde93 (talk) 01:26, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
- If this is a shared IP address, and you did not make the edits, consider creating an account for yourself so you can avoid further irrelevant notices.
|Hi there. I just wanted to say thank you for your edit request on Talk:SpongeBob SquarePants. I see the discussion as an example of how edit requests should be properly discussed. The key is finding a source to back up the proposed change. If you're interested in becoming a regular contributor to Wikipedia (and gain the ability to edit semi-protected pages yourself), I suggest creating an account. Doing so will help you integrate yourself with the rest of community. In any case, I look forward to working with you again! Regards, Mz7 (talk) 00:12, 20 September 2014 (UTC)|
Re: On creating a user account, etc.
The relevant policy on the use of multiple accounts can be read at Wikipedia:Sock puppetry. Users get in trouble because they abuse multiple accounts; they use them to deceive the community (for example, by distorting consensus or to evade a preexisting ban or block). It's called "sock puppetry" for this reason—a single user using multiple "sock puppet" accounts for an illegitimate purpose.
Forgetting a password or forgetting to log in or otherwise losing access to your username account is not considered an illegitimate use of multiple accounts. The sock puppetry policy actually specifically states that "There is no policy against editing while logged out." This is because editing while logged out often happens as a result of accidents, as in your case, such as simply forgetting to log in, forgetting passwords, or changing computers. However, it is important to keep in mind that you shouldn't log out with the intent of deceiving other editors, such as by directly saying that you don't have an account. You've been open about it, so I wouldn't worry about being blocked. For privacy reasons, you are never obligated to connect your account with your IP address.
With regards to regaining access to your account: Do you have multiple emails? Check all of them, as you may have typed a secondary or an old email when registering for an account. Try following the password reset process one more time, and check your spam filter. Otherwise, unless you had a committed identity (if you don't know what that is, forget about it), there is unfortunately no way you can regain control of your account (aside from remembering your password). The best course of action would be to just create a new account and mark your old account with tags pointing users to your new account (or, if you wish, you may follow a clean start).
With regards to warning messages, it is natural to feel annoyed by them, especially if you were contributing in good faith. Just know that whoever sent you the warning is also contributing in good faith and is just letting you know that they don't agree with your edit and why. You are not obligated to keep the warning messages on your talk page—you may delete them if you wish (see WP:OWNTALK). You don't have to write a response to them either, although it is important to keep their messages in mind if they have merit. In summary: it is inevitable that you will make mistakes, so learn from your mistakes and move on.
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