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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Wikipedians supporting Taiwan Independence[edit]

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Recovery Time (culinary)[edit]

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Your contributed article, Recovery Time (culinary)[edit]

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About notes you left on IEEE Computer Society page[edit]

Hi, I'm a new-ish editor, and I made significant changes to the IEEE Computer Society page to try to make it more accurate, direct, and in accord with Wikipedia guidelines. I'm employed by the CS, so I put a COI note on my User page. I added references and tried to clarify some confusion about when the CS was formed, its relation to IEEE, and its major activities. I also removed a massive list of links that someone had added. Every other month I meet with a "social networking" group to review our presence on various Web media, and I would like to be able to report if I'm on track for getting the notes removed from the CS site, and if not, can you explain how I should proceed? 23:47, 2 August 2010 (UTC)Cecilialw —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cecilialw (talkcontribs)

Just a quick followup here -- it doesn't seem appropriate for the IEEE CS page, but maybe I'm wrong? Anyway, I appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Right now I'm trying to focus on "neutral POV" and getting rid of the flags on the IEEE CS page. I'll review the "no original research" Wikipedia document and add further references in accordance with your style guidelines. I thought I might try to help on the Computing and Computer Science wikiProjects as a way of practicing and contributing as a disinterested party. Meanwhile, thanks again for the feedback and help. Cecilialw 00:16, 6 August 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cecilialw (talkcontribs)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Perth meetup[edit]

There is a meetup happening this weekend in Perth, if you're interested. (You're in Category:Wikipedians in Perth.) — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 07:47, 17 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi, this is Jobin, a new wikipedia user. I came to understand that you have an interest in Computer and related topics. I am working on a few articles related to Programming in C. Therefore, I kindly request you to help me on these topics

You may also drop your valuable suggestions on other related articles on my talk page. Teeth.png
Jobin (talk) 14:55, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

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Hi there, AlastairIrvine! Thought you might be interested in Motto of the Day, a collaborative (and totally voluntary) effort by a group of Wikipedians to create original, inspirational mottoes. Have a good motto idea? Share it here, comment on some of the mottoes there or just pass this message onto your friends.

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Proposed deletion of Nour Hatem Zahra[edit]

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Mass Assignment Vulnerability[edit]

Alistair, I noticed your request for more work on the Mass Assignment Vulnerability article. Are you still interested in this effort? I am new to Ruby on Rails programming, but I am aware of issue and the new Rails default to whitelist attributes. What kinds of research do you expect to be done on this topic? Is it ok to just paraphrase the write-ups in the "References" section, or should there be more details from other published sources?

I'll go ahead and start working on it, but your input and review are much appreciated. Icesword2 (talk) 04:52, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

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Dorothy Mengering[edit]

Deleting this article, Dave's Mom, within days after Mother's day, would be controversial, not only at WP, but possibly in the real world. Please take this to WP:AfD instead, and make sure to inform the Foundation. It would possibly create terrible publicity for us, if this article weas deleted without a debate. Bearian (talk) 17:50, 12 May 2014 (UTC)