User talk:AbigailAbernathy

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From the user page Rihab El Ouahabi Bouharrat[edit]

Hello!! I want to tell you if you can do something in the page of Ranveer Singh.Can you add his partner? (Deepika Padukone).Well,if you don't want it,all is well.Bye and thank you!!

Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

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Hi, can try to explain something? I am very disappointed… I thought that Wikipedia respects the rights of the people - for example the right to privacy. Quoting newspaper articles – unauthorized… It is not fair. Well, in my opinion Craig Parker is gay . But but he never speaks publicly about his private life. We should respekt this. This applies not only to Craig Parker of course!!! Reliable information – yes! But Wikipedia should learn the culture and respect. This is not only my opinion - many people feel the same way. Think about it… I hope that explained everything… Regards :)

Well, Wikipedia believes that everyone is entitled to an opinion, but Wikipedia also believes that every fact added to an article needs to be verifiable. Using the argument "in my opinion..." just says that you're just adding your own stuff and it cannot be verified, thus it was reverted. Your opinion isn't reliable information. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 03:00, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

You wrote: Hello, I'm AbigailAbernathy. I noticed that you recently removed some content from Craig Parker 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, A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 21:16, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

The quoted article was not authorized by Craig Parker. This man never speaks publicly about his private (sexual) life. We should respect this. It doesn't matter - he is gay or not. Wikipedia should respect the rights of the people - the right to privacy for example . This is not only my opinion - many people feel the same way. Think about it… Wikipedia should not be like another color magazine!

It is unprofessional and… simply rude. I hope everything will be clear now. Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.4.186.52 (talk) 07:14, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

I see you fail to understand that Wikipedia is not censored. We do not rely on the majoriy of people's opinions for content. Like I said, stuff must be verifiable, not opinionated. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 19:29, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Abigail. Finally, I understood! Wikipedia is no longer a professional encyclopedia - it has become another version of the magazines. I wish you many new 'sensational' information from the press – Wikipedia will be more hot ;))) Good luck ;) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.191.81.135 (talk) 20:47, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
False, Wikipedia is not a magazine. Magazines have authors who do not reveal their sources, we don't. We're not censored, biased, or just here for the money/popularity/fame. We have strict guidelines about verifiable information, keeping articles with a Neutral POV (point of view), and keeping up on proven facts. Magazines do none of these and just write articles to meet deadlines. I see you fail to understand what I'm trying to write so I'm going to discontinue this debate. Good day. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 18:48, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Colorado Northwestern Community College[edit]

Abigail, I included a citation in my revision of this college page. It is the Rio Blanco Herald Times, Thursday, October 11, 2012. This is a small newspaper without an online presence, so I couldn't link to it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.47.55.98 (talk) 22:51, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello! First, thanks for leaving me a message. Second, I googled "Rio Blanco Herald Times" and this came up. I only Googled it to make sure there is no online presence, is that the correct website? --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 22:55, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Nice find! Here is the link to the article http://www.theheraldtimes.com/?s=CNCC+takes+root Unfortunatley, you need a subscription. Will that work? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 164.47.55.98 (talk) 23:08, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
Bugger, I don't think it'll work because we can't see it :\. Uhmm....well, I say it doesn't because the whole public can't see it, but you should probably ask an administrator about it to get a clear explanation. Feel free to link them to this conversation. Good luck :) --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 23:12, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

joshualeefreeman[edit]

hi, i am joshualeefreeman. my other 2 accounts are amovrvs and amovrivs. i edited my own accounts, please dont delete what i change with them. i'm removing unnecessary things and unifying them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joshualeefreeman (talkcontribs) 23:26, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

My edit on How I Met Your Mother (Season 8)[edit]

Hey AbigailAbernathy,

I added some information which you seem to have taken out. I still believe that the information I contributed belongs there. The waitress calls Krirsten by the wrong name two times, starting off with Cristin, which I highly doubt is a coincidence and is similar to the first name of the actress playing the future wife of Ted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.212.246.90 (talk) 17:20, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

As I recall, you attempted to use YouTube as a source. Wikipedia does not recognize YouTube videos as verifiable sources. Please use something else as a source and re-add your submission, use the format please. Good day.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 17:22, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Actually I didn't use any source at all. I'm not an active editor on Wikipedia and just noticed this in the episode myself. How am I supposed to proof that the waitress says "Cristin" and why? It's only a small detail that most people might not notice the first time they're watching the episode, which I tried to point out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.212.246.90 (talk) 17:28, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
No source? Then don't add it. We require everyone to use a source when adding specific details, even inactive and non-registered users. Sorry, if you can't prove it then don't add it.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 17:31, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
So actually I have to wait for some person to notice it, put it on a website and use that as a source while any person with working ears can hear it right now by watching the episode? If so... Sorry for wasting your time. But I'm more sorry for wasting my own. I just tried to help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.212.246.90 (talk) 17:40, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
If the fact is on the How I Met Your Mother wikia or IMDB, feel free to retrieve the page, put it in as a source, and re-add your addition. I didn't mean to upset you, but I wanted to make you aware of our Verifiable Content policy. Everyone who decides to edit Wikipedia must follow our guidelines. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 17:43, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Actually, you are both wrong :-) The problem here is not the lack of a source. Like the entire plot summary, the fact that the hostess in the restaurant says the name "Kristin" is sourced by the primary source - the episode itself. The real problem with including this tidbit in the article is that it is trivia. It would not be trivia if there were a source confirming that the name of the character and the joke about getting it wrong were connected to the actual name of the actress playing the mother, but without that sort of relevance the name similarity is of no significance and should be left out. 99.192.53.72 (talk) 22:09, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
To be honest, I think the name misspelling would be suited for the Trivia section on the How I Met Your Mother Wikia instead of Wikipedia, since Wikia's are designed for one specific thing in pop culture, and other topics. I think 94.212.246.90 should go to the Wikia and add it there. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 04:09, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

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Judith Chalmers[edit]

You sent me a message that I had made an unconstructive edit on Judith Chalmers wiki page, but I didn't. I think some of you wiki edit freaks need to realise that with dynamic IP addresses, a person can make an edit, log off the net, and that same IP address be assigned to a new user moments later. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.165.140.14 (talk) 16:44, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

I just checked your talk page, I made the edit 2 years ago and you're bringing it up now by calling me a freak? Nice approach. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 16:55, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

IRC office hours for wiki-mentors and Snuggle users[edit]

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2nd Annual Wikimedia New England General Meeting[edit]

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Removal[edit]

Would you kindly explain this removal? Thanks in advance. Fideliosr (talk) 20:17, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Well seeing as the words "you" and "kill yourself" were in the same sentence classifies under personal attacks....--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 20:19, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
Actually statements like "I might kill myself" and "Shoot Me Now" had been made by this editor. Secondly I believe what I wrote is taken out of context. I only asked him about the validity of his rather strange assertion of self-immolation. Cheers. Fideliosr (talk) 20:25, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

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Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

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Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 22:03, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Feudalism vandal[edit]

Schoolblocked. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 20:56, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

My pleasure. Keep up the excellent work. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 20:57, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

New England Wikipedia Day @ MIT: Saturday Jan 18[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Kind regards, Afro-Eurasian (talk) 21:45, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh my, thank you so much! --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 02:25, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

You're invited: Women's History Edit-a-thons in Massachusetts this March[edit]

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Steve Leeds[edit]

Please let me finish updating the page to correct the posted deficiencies someone flagged before you carte blanche revert all the improvements ?? Backdoc47 (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 00:03, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Do forgive me. Thank you for telling me instead of just sitting back and letting matters get worse. Carry on and good day. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 00:05, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Appreciate your comments... on my talk page.. I'll try to bring it up to snuff. Backdoc47 (talk) 00:09, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Please be my girlfriend at Wikipedia![edit]

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Hi,

Please be my girlfriend at Wikipedia! Nice Nights (talk) 14:13, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Haha! That's very sweet of you. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 19:58, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
Do you accept my propose? Nice Nights (talk) 20:39, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid I'll have to reject. I do hope you succeed in your girlfriend search though :). --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 21:40, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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Edit-a-thon invite[edit]

NFL Draft Edit[edit]

The edit I made was to remove "Evan "Evangelos" Gentis was selected in the 3rd round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Evan, a diehard steelers junkie, was selected as the team looks to rebuild the games "steel curtain". Evan is a physical specimen and will teach Troy Polamalu a thing or two about broing out." from the top of the page; there is no such player by this name and the Steelers did not select him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.241.185.180 (talk) 20:30, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Cite a reliable source next to your edit and I'll let it stay.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 20:32, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't understand. I removed information that was clearly false from the page, but you want me to put a source for the removal? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.241.185.180 (talk) 20:48, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Forgive me I seem to have misread. I sincerely apologize for reverting your edit. Thank you for informing me of my mistake and I will try to refrain from such mistake in the future. Happy Editing.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 04:28, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
No worries! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.241.185.180 (talk) 20:08, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for being so understanding! Have a fantastic Mother's Day :D.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 20:13, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Madison Rising "About" edit[edit]

Why did you remove this? I added a POSITIVE entry to their page. I'm a fan of the band and have every right to post and make their page better. Thoughts?TheGr8Gonzo (talk) 20:07, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Well that may be true, but what you posted was extremely biased. You need to maintain a Neutral Point of View when it comes to articles. Yes, you like them, but there are people out there who do not share your opinions. Also I saw in that entire entry you put one reference at the very bottom. Here at Wikipedia, it is not the "add one thing and it stays forever regardless of it is" people think it is. We rely on verifiable sources to make sure articles are as accurate as possible with minimal bias. You do have the right to post, but you also have to know our guidelines. You can write all the positivity all you want, if it's all from your head and you can't prove any of it besides saying "I like the band and they deserve some positive notes on their page," then it's not going to stay.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 20:11, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Edits for 'Hsinchu County'[edit]

Hi! Thanks for messaging me about your changes. I've undone your changes because there is nothing inappropriate about my changes: the Wade-Giles system always include a tone number at the end of each 'word' to indicate its pronunciation but such tone numbers were missing in the article; also, it is common for Wikipedia to include more than one romanisation for Chinese phrases/words. Douglas the Comeback Kid (talk) 20:16, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

My apologies. The <sup> codes everywhere looked kind of intimidating from my end. Thank you for letting me know. If anyone else reverts your additions, please refer them to your message you've left for me. Have a good Mother's Day.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 20:18, 11 May 2014 (UTC)
It's cool. And you too. Douglas the Comeback Kid (talk) 20:21, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Texas 4000 Article[edit]

Hi there,

I am genuinely trying to update the Texas 4000 for Cancer Wikipedia article to reflect an accurate portrayal of the organization. The current page is woefully inaccurate. You said I needed sources, which I totally understand, but I work for Texas 4000 and we are in the midst of revamping our website. I am trying to link where I can, but most of this is hard copy in our info packets, etc.

I understand you don't want advertising (I tried to remove that tone where I could), but I'm finding it really hard to comply with the guidelines. I just don't want inaccurate info on the page. If we aren't allowed to update it, can it please be deleted as it is inaccurate? I just don't want this information to incorrectly inform people about our organization.

I'm happy to fix it, too, just finding it difficult to do so under Wikipedia guidelines (this is my first time editing an article).

Thanks,

Kathryn

70.114.130.157 (talk) 21:26, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Kathryn,
I'm sorry but unless anything you put is verifiable by published sources that can be found and linked to on the internet, your entry cannot be allowed. I saw you used one source, you can add that addition. The other bits you cannot. If it were up to me, you'd be able to save it all there and be done with it, but it is against the rules and I can't allow that.
I could propose the article be set for speedy deletion based on the lack of sources I think. I'll look into that. In the meantime, I suggest you create an account and remake the article in your sandbox that you can save later and revise as many times as you like. Let me know and I can give you all the links you need in order to do so.
--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 21:31, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. How many sources is considered good practice? I would definitely like to be able to save the edits and add sources over time, that would help. Do I need a source for every line, or is it like academic writing - just every few lines to cover bases? Just want to have a clear idea of what I am supposed to be doing. We have had plenty of news articles written about the organization so with some time investment I am sure I can diversify the sources. Let me know how to get the sandbox thing.
70.114.130.157 (talk) 21:41, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
I don't know exactly, but maybe this page may help you. Like I said I don't really know the actual amount, but I really want to say same as academic writing. Don't leave a section unsourced can be a rule of thumb.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 21:43, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Some good edits preventing vandalism! :) TheEpTic (talk) 21:51, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 22:07, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

unconstructive?[edit]

what was unconstructive with my edit at the cpsu article? 95.199.205.195 (talk) 21:51, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

You misspelled "only" in "only legal" and the article's wording was fine the way it was. There was absolutely no reason to change it, therefore it was unconstructive because you attempted to fix something that wasn't broken. Also another editor reverted the same addition you made 30 minutes before and even warned you to stop trying to initiate an edit war.-A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 21:54, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
do you not agree that the it was the olny legal party? if not then it should be noted in the lead 95.199.205.195 (talk) 22:07, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
FYI see WP:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Egyptian445 reported by User:AntanO (Result:Both users blocked for 12 hours ) - there is clearly no point in trying to engage constructively with this vandal. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 22:09, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
ofcourse there is, as i said i already stop editing the page 95.199.205.195 (talk) 22:11, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

RfA?[edit]

I keep seeing your name, and you seem to be a really decent person, the sort that we'd like to have as an admin around here. Would you accept an RfA? Jsharpminor (talk) 22:03, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Oh my, wow, thank you! I would love to accept an RfA. I will do a lot of research on the procedure and get myself ready for the RfA process. Again, thank you.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 22:10, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, go ahead and jump in. As soon as you answer the questions and officially accept the nomination, you ought to copy the page link to WP:RFA and remove the time template to start the clock. Jsharpminor (talk) 22:51, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi. Did you spot the guide to requests for adminship? Considering how things are going, and with reference to various other candidatures, you may want to give serious consideration to how to proceed with this request. All the best with your continued work around here. Cheers. -- Trevj (talk · contribs) 09:27, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Also, I found WP:RFAADVICE very helpful when I was looking into RfA. As an editor that was mostly known for gnomish edits, I knew going in that my biggest challenge would be my lack of content creation. Many editors who participate at RfA have a ratio requirement which I personally find to be a very flawed argument. Quantity over quality; a ratio is only an arbitrary number. In 1000 edits an experienced editor could write several featured articles, but if you had 8000 edits, your ratio would be quite low -- so it's all a matter of opinion. There is undoubtedly a considerable amount of valuable experience you'd gain as an editor if you brought a few articles to GA status. It will take you from interpreting rules and reviewing them to having to practically apply them yourself. It will challenge your knowledge of the MoS, technical competence, copyright and copy editing, and the peer review process. While I don't think 40% of your edits need to be these types of edits, I do feel that any person interesting in the sysop tools should have some knowledge and experience in these areas. At this point in time, I would recommend you withdraw your RFA, take a deep breath, and consider re-applying in 6 months to a year after you've addressed some of the feedback you've received. I read below that you've expressed an interest in doing some article work which is great. That being said, fixing references and some technical errors in the article can often still be viewed as gnomish work and not viewed as 'content creation'. You may want to consider creating an article (from scratch) and taking it right up to GA. Mkdwtalk 16:28, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes of course I read everything. Close the RfA by my request, it's obviously a waste of time at this point.-A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 16:37, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
I hope you aren't too discouraged. The concerns had nothing to do with your good faith, your actions or demeanor, only your experience in writing. This is something that can be overcome with some content creation or just article building. The tools can affect the content here in a dramatic way, people just want to be sure you are experienced enough with content to use them wisely. Whatever you decide for the future, it seems pretty obvious that many people consider you an asset here, admin or not. If you decide you want to work on content and build up the experience for a run in 6 or so months, feel free to ping me. If I can help, I will. Dennis Brown |  | WER 16:59, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

() I echo Dennis' sentiments, and you withdrew your RfA before I could offer my moral support. I know what it's like when someone says "Hey, I'll nominate you" some time before you know you're ready. Time was when six months of steady editing and 6,000 edits was enough for the mop, but the advent of semi-automated editing tools (such as Huggle) has helped raise the bar--too high, in my estimation. Some admins breeze through their RfA and self-destruct on the job, while good candidates are discouraged. That being said, though, I hope you take your opposes to heart (without taking them personally). The two most serious (for the 'pedia) admin tools are deletion and blocking; while your vandal-fighting work is good, participating in AfD discussions would indicate an understanding of deletion policy which is essential for an admin. And while we can't all be content creators, we can (and should) all be content improvers. Rest up, lick your wounds and, when you're ready, expand your comfort zone; we need editors like you. At least now you know what RfA is like; it's not called "hell week" for nothing :-). See you around and all the best, Miniapolis 23:37, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Yes, as above. I like your energy. It was just premature. Get some more content in, broaden your scope and try again. Good luck. Coat of Many Colours (talk) 11:29, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

My condolences on your RfA. If you're interested in learning about content creation, I can take you through the process step by step. Hawkeye7 (talk) 02:42, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Crap Boy!! Arcade[edit]

I have some thoughts for you.

It's a horrible parody of Bit Boy!! Arcade, which, while it may or may not be a horrible game in its own right, does not deserve its own attack page on Wikipedia, draft or no. Jsharpminor (talk) 02:45, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

I figured as much. After Googling it and finding nothing except some lets plays on YouTube I thought that page was unnecessary. Also on Huggle, a fellow editor and I were reverting additions to it, but I noticed it looked like the entire page was like that. Thanks for your input, the Draft: portion kind of confused me a little.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 02:47, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Yeah. I had Bit Boy!! Arcade come up and get vandalized on Huggle, then I left Huggle to deal with that and look at some other stuff.
Sorry you're getting raked over the coals in your RfA. Honestly, I have to confess a bit of a self-serving motive here: you looked as likely to get it as I would, and I would really appreciate an RfA nom at some point. I was actually hoping that you might nominate me after achieving it yourself... but I'm realizing vicariously that I would get the same treatment. So... sorry for using you as my guinea pig? I'll send over some wikichocolates later. You do seem to be a great Wikipedian, and I hope you take the consensus to heart: it's basically "you seem great so far, but you should spend some time building articles." Above all, stay encouraged.
And if you want some ideas about articles to build, I'll give you one: my current residence of Quincy, Washington and the nearby town of George -- some interesting history there that I'm gonna dive into and try to build out. Jsharpminor (talk) 02:55, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Hey hey! Don't worry about it, this is an experience for me, now I actually know what I need to do in order to succeed in my next RfA in a year or so. Don't blame yourself. I really appreciate the nomination and the support from fellow editors. I'm definitely going to spend time on building articles. I know that I'm very good at referencing, so maybe I can tweak misplaced or incorrectly coded referenced, it sounds like fun, actually!
Thanks for the start! Maybe we can collab on some pages together, but only if you want to. Come to think of it, I research all the time but don't really use it for anything. I'm definitely going to start working on articles and maybe in the future I can still nominate you for your own RfA. How's that sound, my friend? :)--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 03:06, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Sounds great.
If you're at all interested in the articles I linked, the Quincy one especially I just threw in a couple of sentences about stuff that I know exists, kind of a "memo to self, flesh out this section" right in the middle of a Wiki article. Just useful enough that it's not vandalism, but uncited enough that it would be likely to be reverted were it not for the "Under Construction" template. So if you're a research / history buff, I've given you a couple of topics that you may find interesting: geology, the Homestead Act, the world's largest irrigation / dam project, etc. Otherwise, I'd love your suggestions about articles we can build. Jsharpminor (talk) 03:11, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Just came across your RFA, and then ended up here. I wholeheartedly DISAGREE with the comment above that you were ever being "raked over the coals" on the RFA - no such thing happened. Indeed, having been through RFA twice, I can tell you what a good coal-raking actually is (and having been dragged over to ArbCom once or twice, even more fun). The community (at least the ones who !voted) were fantastically patient and polite - unlike any RFA I've ever read.

The sole element in the "opposes" was a very clear one: before going through RFA, you should have a minimum of 5,000 edits, and the majority of which should be non-automated. That said, our most prolific vandal-fighters are not admins - they're good editors like you who can recognize BS when they see it! Pretty much every !voter commended you on the awesome work on vandal-fighting, and knowing the background of most of those people, trust me, they meant it. In other words, you don't have to be an admin to be a massive positive to the project.

Two other things to keep in mind, should you choose to go the RFA path again:

  1. the background of your nominator(s) can really help. It's all well-and-good to have a good nominator, but having a current admin (or admins) guide you through the final steps and then nominate you is golden
  2. spend time in the highly-visible admin-y areas like WP:ANI and WP:AFD. Don't necessarily comment - learn the flow, the policies being quoted, the way things work. As you gain knowledge, make the occasional policy-based (and wise-sounding :-) ) comment - the more you'r eknown as a voice of "reason" in front of large communities of people (who are also those who typically !vote on RFA's), the better off you are

The RFA itself was most definitely not "a waste of time" - any learning experience is a good learning experience, in fact, I would have left it open even longer. When you run RFA the next time, people will ask questions like "I've read your last RFA, what have you learned since" or "what are you now doing differently", or "what areas are you now working in as recommended" - and they'll sincerely compare. The community does, after all, want admins who are willing to listen and learn.

To close, I want to reiterate: that was one of the most positive too-soon RFA's I have ever seen - take that as a positive in and of itself. Make sure you act upon the advice you've been given both on that RFA, and from some really smart people right here on your talkpage (excluding me, of course :-) ). Most importantly, however, keep doing the good things you do - that's more important than being an admin any day the panda ɛˢˡ” 11:24, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Countryside High School[edit]

Hello, I was wondering why Kyle Cotner was taken off the Countryside High School notable alumni even after two citations were used? Thanks.

At first I removed your edit because there were no sources. However, this edit was made after you tried to add it again, the edit summary says it does not meet the notability guidelines and therefore it cannot be added. Please read through the guidelines and familiarize yourself with them so you do not make the same mistake in the future. Thank you.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 19:53, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Adrianne Wadewitz Memorial edit-a-thons[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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I don't know you well, but I do know you that you help out quite a bit! JayJayWhat did I do? 01:48, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Hey Abigail, I used to see your name around a lot reverting vandalism. My condolences on the RfA; I hope you don't feel so discouraged that you don't come back. You've done some great work and I'm sure you'll be very welcome should you decide to return. Best wishes, BethNaught (talk) 21:34, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Retirement[edit]

Hi Abigail, I hate to see that you put up the retired banner. I would love to talk to you privately about this. Please feel free to email me using the email function here at Wikipedia. I hate to see you go and I just want to understand. Dennis 13:21, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Sure thing Dennis. I'll send you an email right now. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 00:04, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg I'm enjoying a nice cup of Earl Grey as we speak, so join me. Nice and relaxing. Hoping you find purpose and meaning here. If you even need me, all you have to do is ping me. Dennis 00:34, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Please comment[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Notability_(sports)#Bullpen_catchers Alex (talk) 05:56, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for leaving me a comment, Alex. I have commented on the issue. I'll be here in the future whenever you need me. Cheers. --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 06:35, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Lol ok sorry i am just so bored i am a kid just on the internet looking for stuff to do

Zombieman35678 (talk) 22:52, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

A few suggestions:
Have fun.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 22:57, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Lorien Legacies[edit]

Why are you reverting the edits I made to the Lorien legacies page? While it covers the same ground as the old text, I am being more expansive and hitting a lot more of the plot points as I am currently reading the fourth book.

Randy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Grbefumo (talkcontribs) 23:07, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

In this edit I have reverted my own reversion right after I reverted your edit. I apologize for reverting you. Cheers.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 23:11, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Harry Reid Lost 14 of 17 Counties[edit]

I'm curious as to why you deleted my clarification that Harry Reid won because he won in more populous counties. As I'm sure you know, Senators are not elected on a county-by-county basis, they are elected on the basis of votes. Frank Lynch (talk) 23:51, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

dear Abigail[edit]

thanks to send me this message, I want to inform you that there is something wrong with the page , 3 times . Please have a look to it and correct it. I try to do it but I think that it should be correct it from the team of Wikipedia, but if you can correct it I will be very nice from you.

if you have a look to the link N 13 ,it doesn´t transfert to Bangladesh but to Burundi.

                     the link N 30 ,it doesn´t transfert to Bangladesh but to Burundi.

third and last problem: there is 2 Burundi (one in line 14 and one in line 29),can you correct it.

Thank you and have a nice day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 37.133.28.148 (talk) 00:14, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

There indeed was an error in the article but I've fixed it, there are now no more 3 Burundis.--Twofortnights (talk) 01:27, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Imagine Dragons[edit]

Hello! The band playing with Koji Kondo is a big issue for the videogame/Nintendo/Zelda fandom. Especially since Koji Kondo seldom shows himself during events. There are a lot of articles online covering the thing, just not big A+ sites for now.

Thank you

Vittorio — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.11.19.177 (talk) 00:31, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Great, there's tone of articles on it. Head over to Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources and if any of them fit the criteria for Reliability, add it. Just because a huge fandom knows what happened, doesn't mean the rest of the world does as well. Thanks.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 00:36, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Brian Goble is dead. Do you need a death certificate?[edit]

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/music/Vancouver+punk+legend+Brian+Wimpy+Goble+died/10448962/story.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.156.75.230 (talk) 07:08, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

You put it in the edit summary, not the actual edit. See this page for proper addition of sources. Also I would recommend no longer putting attitude in your section names in the future. Thanks.--A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 07:32, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for keeping on.[edit]

It's been quite a while since I chatted at you, or seen your signature on an edit. Yours is one of my favorite signatures on the Wiki. In case you don't remember me, I nominated you for your unsuccessful RfA back in May. I was quite disappointed that it didn't succeed, and I was worried that maybe you got a little burnt by the process. It's so good to see that you're still contributing actively, that you didn't get disillusioned or run off permanently. Thanks for being my canary in the coal mine... had your RfA succeeded, I would have tried one myself then as well. Without that, I could easily end up being one of those Wikipedians who does an RfA on himself every six months and is likely to never actually achieve it. Sorry if that was a tad self-serving of me. I wish you all the best. Jsharpminor (talk) 01:36, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

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For continuing to be an awesome Wikipedian despite the setbacks inherent in the community. Jsharpminor (talk) 01:40, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much, you just made me smile. I remember you well and I hope you are well. Thank you for everything my friend, I will continue to be editing as long as Wikipedia and great people like you exist. I'll be honest I had a huge dry spell for months and did decide to retire. However, a very helpful administrator emailed me wanting to know why and understand my reasoning. We talked for a bit and he showed me some projects in dire need of help so I checked them out and have been contributing, also Huggling when the levels are above moderate. Please, email me if you would like to collaborate with me on some projects, I believe we can work well together and maybe I'll nominate you when the time comes. We'll see. Cheers! -A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 08:26, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I could use some ideas on projects. Funny, right after I left you this message, an admin (who apparently believes that admins are Directors and not janitors) caught wind of my pet janitorial project and basically threw me out, including using rollback on about two hours' work... so yeah, I could use some ideas. Jsharpminor (talk) 09:30, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Wow, really? That really sucks. I'm not even sure if that was even appropriate. I could ask the admin that talked to me to check it out, because even though they aren't janitors, there's still janitorial work to be done here and someone has to do it. I'm open to any project we discuss, just shoot me an email and we can begin. :) -A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 19:28, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I was formatting reports on AN3 and Bbb23 reverted me. EdJohnson backed him up earlier but not quite that far... still, it's probably a battle to lose or to walk away from. Welcome to community / life / Wikipedia, right? :) Expect the email. And thanks! Jsharpminor (talk) 21:40, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

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Sources[edit]

Do not remove content you don't like. Just because a primary source a reliable source used for their information is no longer available, it does not make their content any less reliable.--JacktheHarry (talk) 09:45, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

It does, actually. Anyone can say that something happened, but if they can't document what exactly happened then it's not a verified source. Do not accuse me of removing things I do not agree with, that was rude and unprofessional. I have double checked, the linked source on that blog page says it doesn't exist, so how can it be proven if it doesn't exist? Use a different source or bring in an administrator. Or if you would like to accuse me of anything else, I'll go get one-A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 17:24, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Go get an admin then, you'll find reliable sources are still reliable even if they link to defunct websites. By your logic, we should delete all the articles in Category:Lost films as unreliable because they aren't available anymore. Read WP:LINKROT.--JacktheHarry (talk) 18:38, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
You need to read WP:V. If you can't verify the information by the source or by an archive of the source, and that information is contentious, you remove it until such time that it can be verified. That is one of the core principles here, one of the Pillars, number 2 in fact. We will not simply take your word for it that the source existed at one time. Even Jimbo himself has clearly said it is better to have an incomplete article rather than one with questionable content. This is especially true when dealing with biographical articles. I would also note that this "reliable source" is using the words "twat" and "shit" a great deal in their broken code, which makes me seriously question their reliability to begin with. Dennis Brown - 00:06, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
That's not the source I'm using.. but I would be interested in reading the wikipedia policy page where we are required to do our own original research in checking the sources of a reliable source. Can you link me to it?--JacktheHarry (talk) 18:58, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
You're missing the whole point, it's about verification, not just reliability. If you are sure if a source is reliable, you can go to WP:RSN. Most of us that have been selected to be admin, have 8 years of experience, have 50k edits, and have created dozens of articles, including a few GAs and FAs are familiar enough that we seldom get it wrong. Of course, you can take it to RSN if you disagree. In a nutshell, policy says that if something is contentious, it must be cited by a source that clearly passes the expectations of WP:RS, otherwise, it must be removed. You can keep looking around and add it back once you find a reliable source (assuming it doesn't fall short of WP:UNDUE or one of the dozens of other rules we have on content) but not until then. Dennis Brown - 00:21, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

There's nothing on those pages which says sources of sources need to be checked. I'm not sure how you being an admin or having so many edits affects the reliability of the source. If you judge this source to be unreliable, there's over 1,500 different articles using it. That's a huge amount of edits & people that disagree with you. A quick search also brings up support of it.

and so on..

used in FA Bale Out

so the consensus' has already been established that it's reliable.--JacktheHarry (talk) 21:32, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Again, you like to argue but miss the point and lack clarity in your argument. www.totalvom.com doesn't exist, so can't be a reliable source for anything. That is the source I was referring to and the first source linked in this discussion. As for DailyDot (which wasn't mentioned until now), their reliability depends on the subject matter, although they are better than they recently were when in full beta. I'm quite familiar with them, and have been quoted there a bit. In the end, WP:BRD still applies, meaning that any info regarding humans that is questionable and removed must be taken to the talk page and discussed. "Reliable source" isn't the end all argument that justifies content anyway, it is simply one requirement among many. It is totally meaningless if WP:V isn't met, ie: the source no longer exists. You either re-source it, get an approved archive of the old source, or drop the contentious material. That has always been the standard here. Dennis Brown - 15:05, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
That's nice, but I'm only using the reliable (and live) source Gigaom.--JacktheHarry (talk) 20:55, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
I see one discussion saying it isn't a reliable source in the archives, and I see two people saying it is in another discussion, so no consensus exists. Because it is a blog (defunct or not), and it is not tied to a major news source, the default position has always been to consider it not reliable without clear evidence of editorial oversight, so no, it wouldn't be adequate by itself to prove a contentious claim in a biography. We can keep beating around this, but that is just how it is. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary sources, and no one is going to call that an adequate source for that claim. Dennis Brown - 20:02, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
If it was unreliable, somehow I don't think it would get into 1500 pages. Besides the claim isn't 'extraordinary', it's known views have been inflated on the site, and their source is subject admitted it themselves. The source is simply repeating what the subject said themselves. Far from 'extraordinary'.--JacktheHarry (talk) 21:16, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Editing my edit?!?!?![edit]

I just received a message at the top of a Wikipedia edit, stating you have revised my edit, or something to that affect. The link seemed to go to a Mythology page about dragons, unicorns and such, and I am really not sure what you were editing, because I am unfamiliar with the page. Can you offer a further or better explanation of what you were trying to communicate? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.16.188.61 (talk) 05:51, 31 August 2015 (UTC)