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Moved comment added to top of page by User talk:Eagleman987[edit]

Hello Acabashki, I would like to mention about the edit you did to the Spalding Grammar School page on wiki the other day, I just messed around with it to have a laugh... Yours Sincerely eagleman987

08:18, 8 October, 2014‎ (UTC)

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User talk:User:Acabashi[edit]

Yes, User talk:User:Acabashi exists. And should probably get deleted. Perhaps a history merge? I don't really know how to fix this. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 06:14, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

I just moved it to User talk:Acabashi/misplaced. Do whatever you want with it. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 17:51, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for that... I don't know how we usually deal with these wrongly placed things. Acabashi (talk) 09:44, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Porsches[edit]

Porsches Acabashi. A year ago you took some photos of two porsches in Essex. Are they still there and can you pass on the location.

SOONMARK (talk) 10:12, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Porsches. Acabashi. Do you know the location of the two porsches you photographed in essex last year? Are they still there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SOONMARK (talkcontribs) 10:29, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

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Smyths Toys[edit]

Ahoy!

[1] While I don't have any problems with your edit on it. Do you think either of the sources that got removed in the process, namely http://www.irishtimes.com/news/four-toy-store-founders-share-14m-as-sales-boom-1.1194412 and http://www.businesspost.ie/profits-halved-at-smyths-toys-2/ (this shows up as http://archives.tcm.ie/businesspost/2007/02/11/story20962.asp in the article edits, but are basically the same story) could be of any use in expanding it?

I also get the feeling that http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/huge-rise-in-profits-as-smyths-toy-seller-expands-31594459.html and http://www.irishtimes.com/business/retail-and-services/toy-retailer-smyths-records-2-7m-uk-pretax-profit-1.1559500 may serve a purpose to the expansion of the article.

Any thoughts on any of the sources? RS wasn't my strong point when I did most of my editing around Wikipedia and it still isn't. On another note, all that vandalism from the 51 IP, you'd think ClueBot might have took a look at at least one of the edits... MM (WhatIDo WHATIDO?) (Now THIS... I did.) 23:14, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello. Thanks for your feedback. The sources when I tried access either did not support the text written or were dead refs. If they were dead when I accessed them it might have been better for me to add a dated 'dead ref' template. As for others, they were blatant promo links to the company's selling pages which would be considered advertising. If you wish to add relevant one's back I wouldn't object, and I could do it myself when my day job permits. Best wishes. Acabashi (talk) 08:45, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

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New deal for page patrollers[edit]

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Berden Open Gardens 2nd July 2017[edit]

Dear Mr Acabashi I write to you as the organiser of The Berden Open Garden event which you attended on 2nd July 2017. The purpose of me writing to you is to request the deletion of all photographs sourced by yourself during the course of that visit and which you posted on the Wikipedia associated web sites.

You were welcomed to the event and we worked hard to ensure that we provided for you an enjoyable afternoon. You were welcomed as a garden lover to enjoy the effort we had made to make our gardens enjoyable places to be. How could you betray the trust we gave you by using your professional status as a photographer to invade our privacy and leave us feeling used and vulnerable by sharing what is personal and private with the rest of the world for personal gain.

Whilst we collectively had no objection to the taking of photographs for the purpose of personal reminiscences over an afternoon well spent. There was never any implied or express permission to take photographs for display on the Wikipedia web site. If such permission had been sought by yourself the request would have met with a resounding ‘No’ in the case of every householder. By not telling us of your true intention, by your omission, you deceived us and entered into a subterfuge that is not consistent with your professional status.

There is a longstanding tradition of welcoming people into our gardens and sharing the joys that gardening can bring. However, it is entirely different, is it not, on the one hand to invite guests, friends and family to enjoy your home and garden with you and on the other to unwittingly share the privacy of your home and garden with an unknown worldwide population through the computer and over whom you have no control. Your photographs show views of the homes of our ‘Open Garden’ participants that would never be shared with the uninvited.

The photographs on computer are alarming in the manner in which they have been presented. Whether intended or otherwise, the photographs, in many instances, amount to a catalogue of the statuary contained within ‘Berden Hall’. Apart from any other consideration, clearly those plotting with dishonest intent could be facilitated and ought not to be. How could you leave us feeling so vulnerable.

Likewise, the photographs showing the various faces of Berden Hall, The Old Vicarage and The Priory Farm and of Roberts Barn garden which would not normally be available to the general public. They have been taken with a high 09:43, 30 July 2017 (UTC)09:43, 30 July 2017 (UTC)09:43, 30 July 2017 (UTC)~resolution camera. It is possible to greatly enlarge the images. Addresses are clearly identified. Once again those plotting with dishonest intent ought not be so facilitated.

As the organiser of our very first village ‘Open Garden’ event I can’t begin to tell you how alarmed and distressed I have been since the discovery of the photographs. I have shared with my fellow gardeners their worries and concerns too. Your photography, professional as it is, is completely outside the context of our Open Garden event. We are left feeling hurt, distressed, vulnerable and betrayed at your lack of consideration for our wellbeing. We hope that what has happened was unintentional, indeed we believe that the effects of your photography on us was unintentional, that you misjudged the effect of your photography on us as individuals and as a community.

Finally, I would like to add that the sole purpose of our Open Gardens event was charitable, our community raising funds for improvement to our Village Hall. The publication of the photographs has caused so much anxiety among participating villagers, many of whom are ageing and retired, that it threatens the likelihood of future charitable events where owner participation is desired.

We trust that you will feel able to remove from the Wikipedia sites all the photographs you took dated 2nd July and by doing so restore our faith in you as a true professional.

Yours faithfully,

John Tippett 31.54.167.127 (talk) 09:43, 30 July 2017 (UTC)Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).

Dear Mr Tippett,
Thank you for raising these concerns.
These photos were taken by me in good faith during a web advertised public open day of Berden village gardens. Berden Hall itself is open to the public for open days and other social occasions, but admittedly not on a day-to-day basis, like many locations that are intermittently but publicly open. There was no notification on the web advert for the event, or on the day, forbidding the taking of photographs, or stipulation for use, this of the Hall or anywhere else in the village, indeed many other people were doing so, presumably either for personal use, on social media which is effectively worldwide publishing, or for other purposes. Some of my photos supporting my Wikipedia article on Berden village church St Nicholas' are indeed on the village website, although not attributed to me as the copyright license requires. However, I am making no excuses for myself if my images of the event contravene privacy and/or de minimis. I did avoid including people, which would need special permission.
There are a number of other photos of the Hall, Priory and village houses on other web sites with the same freedom of use as Commons, which seem not to have encountered the same problem.
As a gesture of good faith I have asked that all photos be removed in Category:Berden Priory / Category:Berden Hall / Category:Berden Hall garden ASAP.
I regret any distress caused. I suggest that any future village event stipulates clearly, on the web and at the event, that no photos are to be taken (difficult I know when cameras/cell phones can be so small) or that any taken must not be uploaded to the web... including social media which is de facto publishing to the world, and particularly Facebook. See presumably your own public Facebook page Berden Fête 2017, with 79 photographs including details of the Hall, and those of recognizable people, close-ups of children, and cars where permission was probably not sought... these images are now in the public domain for any use regardless of any strictures that are added to any image by the uploader.
My apologies again and thank you for bringing this to my attention. Acabashi (talk) 11:46, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

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