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June 2013[edit]

Information icon Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, please do not remove citations or information sourced through citations simply because a link to a source is not working, as you did to John Garamendi. Dead links should not be deleted. Instead, please repair or replace the link, if possible, and ensure properly sourced information is retained. Often, a live substitute link can be found. Links not used as references, notes or citations are not as important, such as those listed in the "External links" or "Further reading" sections, but bad links in those sections should also be fixed if possible. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. TJRC (talk) 22:40, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

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November 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm Jim1138. I noticed that you recently removed some content from Chris Chase, with this edit, 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. Jim1138 (talk) 08:34, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

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  • The managers only knew about the rain, not the lightning, wind, and hail that were expected. {{Cn}] They decided to start the show just 5 minutes late (8:50 p.m.) to allow the band time to warm

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Edit summaries[edit]

I have noticed that you often edit without an edit summary. Please do your best to always fill in the summary field. This is considered an important guideline in Wikipedia. Even a short summary is better than no summary. An edit summary is even more important if you delete any text; otherwise, people may think you're being sneaky. Also, mentioning one change but not another one can be misleading to someone who finds the other one more important; add "and misc." to cover the other change(s). Thanks! --220 of Borg 09:21, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

I suppose that adding an edit summary just seems unnecessary to me most of the time, because usually all I'm doing is adding citation needed notices. Otherwise, any real edits that I make are always minor and are honestly so short that they speak for themselves, making any summary feel redundant. And of the edit summaries I have written, I've never purposefully left one change out while including others. Edit summaries do have a word limit, you know, so sometimes every minute detail of an edit simply won't fit. Nothing "sneaky" about it. (talk)

Information icon Please do not remove content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to California Chrome, without giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your content removal does not appear constructive and has been reverted. Please make use of the sandbox if you'd like to experiment with test edits. Thank you. Montanabw(talk) 23:34, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Lead sections[edit]

Apropos your recent edits to Benjamin Disraeli, please read WP:CITELEAD before adding otiose tags to this or any other article. This is a featured article, reviewed by a dozen or more editors. Why do you imagine you know better than they - or the manual of stye - do? Tim riley talk 08:43, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Actually, Tim, I have read WP:CITELEAD, and I specifically remember the section which states "Complex, current, or controversial subjects may require many citations; others, few or none." So, some articles DO require citations in the lead. That being said, perhaps I was mistaken in putting citation needed notices in the Benjamin Disraeli lead. But, in all fairness, such tags are meant to improve the quality of Wikipedia by forcing editors to add citations to un-cited material, and if it turns out that that material is given a citation later in the text, then the tag can be very easily removed. I guess I failed to see where the info I added the tags to was cited; perhaps it was in some portion of the text I skimmed through too quickly. Whatever the case, sir, my edits were all made with an intent to improve this site, so to be perfectly frank there's no need for you to be a dick about it. I suggest you focus your time and energy on the people (of which I am NOT one) who are purposefully degrading this site, and believe me there are many of them. (talk)