User talk:Acabashi

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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)

Holmfirth[edit]

Hi, Thanks for removing the Trivia section header. I use that header to move stuff into prior to removal, but I forgot to remove it when reorganising the page to get rid of the promotional stuff that you, Material Scientist and I had previously removed, along with some new stuff. I reported him on WP:RVAN, but Material Scientist wants him to have a final warning before blocking. Richard Harvey (talk) 12:38, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

No probs. I saw your report on the errant editor. I think he's perhaps overenthusiastic, assumes ownership of Holmfirth, and doesn't know how WP operates... no excuse if he just carries on though. Acabashi (talk) 12:45, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Helmsley[edit]

With all due respect, the link was not "spam" as you termed it. It is, in fact, the link to the official website for Helmsley. Do you have a problem with this? Again, with all due respect, what is your position of "knowledge" on Helmsley that allows you to term it as "spam"?86.177.64.25 (talk) 11:21, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

My "position of knowledge on Helmsley" is low, but my 'position of knowledge on WP is reasonably high', and I know blatant spam when I see it, although you may have added such in good faith. The External link you added was to a commercial listing site, [here], promoting businesses and advertising services, and linking to YouTube and Twitter which should not be linked through. As per my edit summary, please review the subject here: WP:LINKSTOAVOID, and these will help you too: WP:NOTDIRECTORY, and WP:LINKSPAM. Thanks. Acabashi (talk) 17:27, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

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Up (2009)[edit]

Hi! I was one of the people who watched Up in theaters. And I completely enjoyed it! Now, I was reading the summary and I saw "a thunderstorm". I have been taught by my third grade teacher that you don't always use a. You also have to use an sometimes, so I though that "an thunderstorm" is correct. Could you please refine on this, because I searched it up and now I am confused. I was sure "an thunderstorm" was right, but maybe not. Please respond! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Theepiclaser (talkcontribs) 22:24, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

In cases such as this, as a helpful rule of thumb you can use written word spelling as you would speak the words. Generally where words start with a consonant, we use 'a'. Where words spoken begin with a vowel sound, whether or not they start with a written vowel, we use 'an'... an 'analogue', 'engine', 'inquisition', 'oligarchy', 'understanding'. Be careful with 'H' though.. the written 'an honor' (spoken dropped H) , would be correct, although through common speech putting 'an' before some 'H' words has changed the previous way of doing it, (although 'an' would traditionally be correct), such as 'a hotel' , 'a halibut', 'a heated'. If 'an' or 'a' doesn't sound right when you speak it, it's likely that that is not the way to go. Thanks for getting back... if I can help with anything else, please get back. Acabashi (talk) 01:14, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

complain about how they edit my wordings[edit]

If you want to edit my words than Why you made here edit option I always write my true words in the discussion And than you erase them and write in your wordings I live in tando bago and i know all about tando bago You can edit my wordings If you know all about the tando bago Zaraq.baloch (talk) 15:08, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Whether or not you live in a place makes no difference. For an encyclopedia your additions to Tando Bago were very poorly written, did not contain a reliable supporting source for your text or the nonentities you added, and were therefore disruptive to the page. Acabashi (talk) 15:17, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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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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