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October 2013[edit]

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April 2014[edit]

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Frankie MacDonald[edit]

Hi there, I'm not sure what the copyright situation is with those videos. The only note on CPAC website is that some images are copyrighted, I don't see anything there mentioning the video content as being copyrighted. Since there is no mention of copyright, I would say include it, unless someone tells you differently. I also checked Mark Eyking's official website and there is a text version of his comments posted under "News". Cmr08 (talk) 13:58, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi again, I just added a news article from the Cape Breton Post for this recognition, so I can't see there being any problems with the link you added since it now has a reliable source along with the video. Cmr08 (talk) 05:18, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

SS Arrow[edit]

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SS Arrow is listed at the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shipwrecks_of_the_Nova_Scotia_coast category page, but I haven't a clue how to move the entry from the "S" section to where it belongs in the "A" section. Any tips would be appreciated. Thank You.  Aloha27 talk  20:04, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I believe I have fixed it, take a look. What you have to do is, in the article itself, when you include it in a category, add al vertical line, followed by what you want it sorted as. Look at the edit history to see it. Hope that helps and happy editing! Happysquirrel (talk) 20:32, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Question[edit]

I would like to know why you reverted my edit on the user page of Vaselineeeeeeee ? TeaLover1996 Lets talk about it 02:51, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Question was answered here Regards.  Aloha27 talk  13:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Halifax, Nova Scotia[edit]

Hi Aloha27, I reverted your edit about the vacant riding in the Halifax, Nova Scotia article, the MLA for Dartmouth South died yesterday so the seat is vacant.[1] The IP never explained the change, so it's understandable that you thought it could have been vandalism. Cmr08 (talk) 17:58, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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ANI Discussion[edit]

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Please help me with... The article General service area was deleted for WP:N I believe but there are nearly 1600 pages that formerly linked to it (see [[2]]) Do these have to be manually edited to get rid of the red links or do they have to be hand-bombed, so to speak?

 Aloha27  talk  09:42, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Jeez, you really want to nuke this thing from orbit. I won't even bother asking why anymore. I've unlinked the majority, though a few of the redlinks stay as a matter of relevance. Primefac (talk) 09:59, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Interesting edit[edit]

Hi Aloha27, just a heads-up about an edit I just partially reverted. Take a look at what link an editor recently added to an article.[3] Could be just an honest mistake with no connection to the other editor who added it in the past, but might be worth keeping an eye on just in-case. Cmr08 (talk) 00:46, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

  • @Cmr08: Thanks for the heads-up. Could be an honest mistake IMO as well. Added to my watchlist just in case. Regards,   Aloha27  talk  12:29, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

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Your comment on AIV[edit]

Hi there, Just to let you know that 3RR applies when an editor does more than three reverts on a single page in 24 hours, not when an editor has reverted a revision 3 times. And it doesn't apply to vandalism reversion. See WP:NOT3RR. Regards. Class455fan1 (talk) 20:19, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Answered here. Misunderstanding. It's all good.   Aloha27  talk  00:00, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

rollback[edit]

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Hi Aloha27. After reviewing your request for "rollbacker", I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

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February 2016[edit]

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Please don't remove cited information without reaching a consensus. T.C.Haliburtontalk nerdy to me 02:56, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

As you are no doubt aware, 3RR is void when dealing with contentious BLP edits. As I have asked on more than one occasion. IS "The Coast" considered a reliable source AND fit to be cited? By definition (tabloid), it is not. Please see [[4]] Regards,   Aloha27  talk  03:10, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
"The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is pleased to announce The Coast in Halifax, as the Excellence in Journalism Award winner in the small media category. The award recognizes Canadian news organizations that embody exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community they serve." http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/the-canadian-journalism-foundation-announces-halifaxs-the-coast-as-winner-of-the-excellence-in-journalism-award-in-small-media-category-517478421.html T.C.Haliburtontalk nerdy to me 03:43, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
I read the article and find that in this particular instance the reporter Hillary exercised good judgement and thoroughness in sourcing her stories. A far cry from the piece submitted by Mr. Boon and the publication in general IMO. If this story garners a CJF award... you know what they say about blind squirrels. Regards,   Aloha27  talk  12:17, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Removing edits???[edit]

I am amazed how quickly you have removed my edits to Bedford and Lower Sackville. I am afraid I don't understand why you did that.These two places are NOT in Halifax. the legal name is still Halifax Regional Municipality.

Halifax is being used to advertise nationally and internationally the area BUT it is not the legal name. I am sure the citizens of these two places would be so upset to see that they are now in Halifax.

What gives you the right to say what stays and what doesn't?

22:31, 1 March 2016 (UTC)Widgaf (talk)

Replied to here   Aloha27  talk  22:38, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Maybe you got tired reverting edits on Fire alarm call box, so take it. Face-wink.svg INVISIBLEknock! 11:06, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

A little Bailey's and it'll be perfect. Thanks.   Aloha27  talk  11:14, 12 June 2016 (UTC)


June 15 2016 A little aggressive are we?[edit]

I feel that your approach in eagerly killing others' contributions is counter productive to the expanding of knowledge that we are all basically about here. I added a short excerpt into the Daylight Savings time article about Islamic timekeeping, you scrubbed due to lack of citations. I understand the need for citations, and will add it in, but this information is WIDELY common knowledge and Wikipedia contains whole articles on the subject of Islamic Prayer Times. It is akin to, for instance, the Bread article claiming that "Throughout recorded history it (bread) has been popular around the world" with no citation. No one questions Hey! What recorded history??? Huh? Because it is widely common knowledge and CLEARLY not some malicious edit. You might have just mentioned it to me instead of an overzealous reversion. My next question is May I simply link the Islamic prayer times article, which is already rich in citations from many sources? Would you immediately delete that too? Tezcore (talk) 17:34, 15 June 2016 (UTC) —Preceding undated comment added 17:34, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

It is a simple concept really. As I explained to you on your talk page, this edit was reverted assuming good faith on your part because it was not cited. I'm not sure how I could have explained that more civilly. Should you add a reliable citation, I'm sure that no one would have an issue with it.Regards,   Aloha27  talk  18:24, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your diligence reverting the vandal who undos my recent edits. Sro23 (talk) 15:31, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Question[edit]

How many feet is "Ever After"? I've been watching that Youtube series "Sailing La Vagabond" and have maybe caught the bug.HappyValleyEditor (talk) 03:06, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank You too! Amy2563 (talk) 15:45, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Recent edit issues[edit]

Hi there! I just got your message on my talk page. Exactly what is not considered "uncited material" on pages such as CJCH? I have added sources from radio industry sites RadioInsight and Airchecker.ca on the recent flips in Barrie, Halifax and Kitchener. Are they somehow not considered "decent sources"? RadioInsight is run by Lance Venta, a man who has worked in the radio business for decades, and knows what he's talking about. What exactly is it that's missing? I have also cleaned up pages to make them look more presentable, as I believe in a more presentable look on radio station pages without having a ton of clutter (i.e. spelling errors, poor sentence structure, etc.). Please respond back, as I would like to avoid the whole blocking issues as much as possible. Thanks.

Frankie MacDonald[edit]

Frankie MacDonald is on every week on a weekly podcast called "The Gary and Dino Show" Frankie is the "Official Weatherman" of The Gary and Dino Show...the podcast is behind a paywall so there us no way to provide what you call a reliable source, you can either pay the $5 and listen for yourself or ask Frankie himself since you are in Nova Scotia...that should be a reliable enough source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:644:8100:92B0:349A:B60A:FA12:BBC (talk) 14:03, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Replied to here   Aloha27  talk  14:10, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
https://twitter.com/garyanddino/status/660236932450922497 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.87.118.84 (talk) 14:40, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
Replied to here   Aloha27  talk  14:50, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

August 2016[edit]

Stop icon This is your only warning; if you vandalize Wikipedia again, as you did at WP:AIV, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. –Davey2010Talk 01:11, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

  • Please don't remove peoples comments as you did here [5], Do it again and I'll have you blocked, Thank you. –Davey2010Talk 01:12, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
    • @Davey2010: Not exactly sure of what you're referring to following that diff. IF it was my partially striking my own comment and changing it to read 6RR from 5RR, it was by no means vandalizing the page or removing other people's comments. I believe I'll need more information than that. And just for the record, the IP user I reported was removing partial information about personal life of the subject and NOT blanking that entire article as you incorrectly stated at AIV. Regards,   Aloha27  talk  01:29, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
      • You've removed my comment which is clearly seen in the diff provided, Please don't do it again, Thank you. –Davey2010Talk 01:43, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
        • @Davey2010:If I DID do that I sincerely apologize. I've only been here for 9 1/2 years and occasionally mistakes can happen. However, I notice that you didn't address the incorrect part of your comment either when you admonished me for the 6RR report. Regards,   Aloha27  talk  01:49, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Offending IP editor has been blocked for edit warring. See here. Closing discussion.   Aloha27  talk  14:09, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Pending changes review[edit]

Please note I unaccepted a revision where an IP editor changed "were" to "was" per WP:ENGVAR. KGirlTrucker81 talk what I'm been doing 01:21, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

IP User vandalism help[edit]

Hey, I just removed vandalism by the following users:

185.69.144.95

154.57.248.189

I saw that you reverted one of them. I'm new to Wikipedia so I put a level 1 Vandalism warning on their talk pages. Is there anything else I should do? Please let me know and help out a friendly Wikipedia noob.

Thanks, DeWitt Clinton (talk) 18:16, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

AN notice[edit]

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JT LeRoy page vandalisms[edit]

Lengthy discussion including non-substantiated accusations of sockpuppetry by another user and obtuse reference to Stalin?

What you're calling an "editing war" is the effort to keep someone from using the JT LeRoy entry to promote their own film and defame the subject of the entry. On January 2, 2016, Robertissimo requested that the editor "108.200.141.120" stop posting vanity additions to the JT LeRoy entry and broach the subject on Talk before reposting again. Instead, that person ignored the Talk page and persisted in trying to add the same and related promotional materials and vandalisms. The same edits kept up throughout January 2016, only the name of the editor kept changing: "Itzat94118," "Earthyperson," "Truthlovepeace." This person also came back in March 2016 as "174.119.2.166," but then fell quiet. That is, until September 21. Now using the name "Msturm 8," similar disruptions and distortions to this page have recurred: various attempts to promote the film "The Cult of JT LeRoy" and its director, Marjorie Sturm. I repaired the entry but "Msturm 8" came back repeatedly, trying to pitch that film -- which by the way is already cited in the article, along with other recent films about the JT LeRoy saga; the Jeff Feuerzeig film is also mentioned at the top (in a survey of post-reveal allusions to JT LeRoy) only because it is the sole feature-length documentary on this subject to receive international theatrical distribution. So it seems like an appropriate mention in that context to me. But if that editorial decision doesn't meet Wikipedia standards, then sentence should be removed; the different films are mentioned elsewhere. I keep repairing the entry because Wikipedia cannot be used to sell someone's movie.NVG13DAO (talk) 15:55, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

This is not a war, it's a siege. I keep the page the way it was, not as a vehicle to promote other people's films or agendas. I repair an edit that also truncates other text -- please stop undoing it and leaving the page damaged.NVG13DAO (talk) 20:14, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
@NVG13DAO: You are removing information that is correctly cited. That is unacceptable here. See your talk page. Regards   Aloha27  talk  20:21, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

This post on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents is being shared with you: I protest most strenuously the interference with my October 15 edit of the JT LeRoy page. I replaced properly cited, pertinent information, and for Aloha27 to pull it down claiming "unreliably cited information" is completely unfair -- and suggests a different agenda is at work here, one that seeks to advance the argument of the original vandalism that I undid. Aloha27 needs to explain in what way the original text had "unreliably cited information", or else undo what they did. Now a brand-new editor -- 2601:646:4000:5076:d464:a479:a51b:ddc6 -- makes their first edit on the page for Laura Albert (the actual author behind the JT LeRoy books), adding something shamelessly judgmental and biased: After a quote of Argento praising Albert in 2013, this editor added the following commentary: "However in July of 2016, Asia Argento came further forward and break her silence on her real thoughts about the scandal." Ignoring the grammatical failings, who on earth is this person to say what Argento's or anyone else's "real thoughts" are? It was quite right that a vandalism warning accompanied that edit. It was totally unacceptable editing and I have repaired it; in the spirit of balance, however, I have not removed the 2016 quote.

The Wikipedia editors have to ask themselves a very simple question about the JT LeRoy and Laura Albert pages: Do they want an unbiased article with cited and accurate information, which leaves readers free to make up their own minds -- like we do for everyone else, from Britney Spears to Joseph Stalin -- or do they want a page that continuously seeks to judge and denounce its subject? A page rewritten to legitimize the hate-filled screed "The Cult of JT LeRoy" by Marjorie Sturm. It's no accident that "Msturm 8" and her previous sock puppets -- Itzat94118," "Earthyperson," "Truthlovepeace," "174.119.2.166" -- keep putting up the same judgmental, slanted language that currently distorts the JT LeRoy page.

I urge all the editors I have cited to stop moralizing and slanting information, stop distorting the record. The JT LeRoy and Laura Albert pages have to be as legitimate as all the other Wikipedia pages. I am adding this post to the Talk pages for JT LeRoy, Laura Albert, and all the editors involved in or cited in this thread.NVG13DAO (talk) 16:54, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

This wall of text replied to here   Aloha27  talk  17:20, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Continuing this matter, here's the latest post fromn Aloha27: (talk page stalker) Huon has explained in great detail and much more succinctly here and here than I did here why the edits by NVG13DAO are not satisfactorily cited. Regards, Aloha27 talk 20:11, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

And my response: Aloha27 is deliberately trying to obfuscate what they have done. The links given above are completely unrelated to what Aloha27 did on October 15. Huon's edits have nothing to do with Aloha27's October 15 undoing of my edit, which was vandalism. Instead of hiding what they're doing, I insist once again that Aloha27 either explain in what way the original text that was on the page had "unreliably cited information", or else undo what they did ASAP.NVG13DAO (talk) 20:20, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

I urge you not to attempt to cover up and distract from what you're actually doing, and to repair that page ASAP.NVG13DAO (talk) 20:27, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

The very next time you make an accusation as to another editor's intentions regardless of who it is, I'll not hesitate to have you blocked from editing. Regards,   Aloha27  talk  20:55, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

And one more call and response:

As I understand it, the citation of the information you're trying to add is written by Laura herself and is therefore not acceptable as an independent third-party source. I may be wrong, but not all the time. I'd be very hesitant about throwing sockpuppet accusations around lest you find yourself WP:BOOMERANGed. Regards,   Aloha27  talk  17:18, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

The whole point is to show how the author understood the creation of their avatar. This is valuable information for the topic, and to remove it is absurd.NVG13DAO (talk) 20:40, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

And the whole point of Wikipedia is that information submitted here be verifiable by independent third-party sources. Please see here. I strongly suggest you WP:STICK DROP THE STICK lest you find yourself blocked again. I'll not comment further on this matter as it is apparent you are a classic example of WP:IDHT. Regards,   Aloha27  talk  20:55, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Hello Aloha 27, I just wanted to alert you that the JT LeRoy page has recently been edited to a large degree. I remember that you at one point were following along and seemed to have an understanding that there was effort being made to create a narrative that diminished the fraud aspect of the controversy. Any thoughts or help to get it back to something more honest would be appreciated. I'm new to Wikipedia. Msturm 8 (talk) 20:36, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

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New Page Review needs your help[edit]

Hi Aloha27,

As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).

Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.

Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.

It is hoped that AfC reviewers will apply for this right at WP:PERM and lend a hand. You'll need to have read the page at WP:NPR and the new tutorial.

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hey from the trivandrum page many photos and information are removed how do we restore it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaya3menon (talkcontribs) 14:56, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

BBC 12-hour Editathon - large influx of new pages & drafts expected[edit]

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Thank you from PacificOcean[edit]

Hi there Aloha27, Thank you for your remarks on my page regarding seeming to be a Single Purpose Account. I have made many edits to the JT Leroy and Laura Albert pages after having spent hours and hours on the Live Chat. As you can see on the Talk pages, I posted my edits and made it available for discussion, and waited 3 weeks before making edits after there had been no objections. I have spoken with numbers of volunteer editors via Live Chat that have guided me along every step of the way, to ensure that what I was doing was in compliance.

In regards to having a specific agenda of a Single Purpose Account- no I do not. In the interest of transparency, and since I've been only editing odds and ends here and there over the years, I realized only recently that I should register and have an account with a trackable username. I have been careful about making edits to these two pages because I introduced myself on chat and said straight-up that I had been brought to the subject from meeting Laura Albert in person many years ago, but the reason I have been editing the pages is because since meeting her, I sought Wikipedia to learn more about her and the subject, and noticed that it was both very complicated, confusing, and full of vague accusations. Over the years since, I have followed the subject passively and recently when I reviewed the pages, I realized upon a later glance that the pages were poorly written, confusing, and accusatory. So I took it upon myself to, with guidance of editors, clean up the pages in the interest of objectivity and furthering the quality of Wikipedia as a source on living persons.

If you would like to discuss any of my edits, please engage me on the Talk page. I hope not to have to make many more, as it seems in the past there were back and forth between Mstrum and another user, and then more recently Mstrum (I believe it was that user?) reverted the edits of SwisterTwister, a volunteer, through multiple rounds, without discussion. I have been told on LiveChat by a volunteer editor that I should finally make changes directly myself, and that if they kept being reverted without discussion, I should return to Live Chat to report. I have no interest in spending more time on this! Thanks! PacificOcean (talk) 03:53, 10 December 2016 (UTC)


There is a dispute page "Talk:JT LeRoy#Discuss_with_User:_76.21.32.54". about this topic. Just wanted to let you know in case you want to add any thoughts. Msturm 8 (talk) 01:09, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Aloha, I am really open to people watching my edits or helping the situation in any way. The balance is very inaccurate on the page and has been for years. I have noticed for a long time. I do know a lot about this topic, that's why the imbalance has seemed quite glaring. Thanks again. Msturm 8 (talk) 05:16, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

HRM stuff[edit]

Hi there, we have not run into one another that much but I see your contributions on the Halifax article. I did an edit and organization of Halifax related pages and templates the last couple weeks, especially the template Template:Halifax,_Nova_Scotia and the Halifax Transit page. The pages linked off of the top 2 sections of and the HRSB article got some editing. If you have a chance to have a look another couple sets of eyes would be useful! Thanks, WayeMason (talk) 13:31, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Aloha27![edit]

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Sunnyvale[edit]

Don't they know, Sunnyvale is in Truro. People these days! WayeMason (talk) 01:41, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Editing of List of Warehouse Districts[edit]

Hey, Aloha27. I saw you took away an edit I made on List of warehouse districts, where you took out that I put EaDo, Houston from the list. Your reasoning stated it didn't have a reliable resource connected to it. I added it back on the condition that the list doesn't include references on any of the items on the list, so a new item shouldn't be taken out, if the criteria doesn't follow on the other items. Thank you, ParaguaneroSwag. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ParaguaneroSwag (talkcontribs) 06:42, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Captain Smith's actions on Titanic article[edit]

The following should be deleted and removed from the Titanic article;

As Smith began to grasp the enormity of what was about to happen, he appeared to have become paralysed by indecision. He had ordered passengers and crew to muster, but from that point onward, he failed to order his officers to put the passengers into the lifeboats; he did not adequately organise the crew; he failed to convey crucial information to his officers and crew; he sometimes gave ambiguous or impractical orders and he never gave the command to abandon ship. Even some of his bridge officers were unaware for some time after the collision that the ship was sinking; Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall did not find out until 01:15, barely an hour before the ship went down,[88] while Quartermaster George Rowe was so unaware of the emergency that after the evacuation had started, he phoned the bridge from his watch station to ask why he had just seen a lifeboat go past. Smith did not inform his officers that the ship did not have enough lifeboats to save everyone. He did not supervise the loading of the lifeboats and seemingly made no effort to find out if his orders were being followed.

This is just one of those often repeated myths accepted as hearsay; the actual fact is that Smith was quite active from all eyewitness accounts in overseeing the loading and launching of the boats. There is no evidence he suffered a breakdown or became paralyzed by indecision. The truth is that Captain Smith was extremely busy during the whole evacuation. The text has always been here from old sources, along with other questionable stuff that was simply portrayed in the 1997 'Titanic' movie... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.144.247.125 (talk) 23:21, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

78.144.247.125 You do realize you are asking for sourced material to be removed, and replaced with content that violates WP:V, as well as WP:OR, right? Boomer VialHolla! We gonna ball! 23:25, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

It is not the first time that Wikipedia has removed information about the Titanic that is false. For years, it was said in the article that John Jacob Astor was one of the people killed by the forward funnel and even used a source for it; it was removed when that story was disproved by Titanic historians. The Jack Phillips article maintained for many years that he died on boat B (depsite evidence to the contrary) and has now used sources to disprove that story. The Titanic sinking article (great job, btw, it certainly deserves its star) contradicts the one covering captain Edward Smith. The "Sinking of the RMS Titanic" describes Smith's actions as indecisive and it claims that he displayed a lack of crew management skills in the aftermath of Titanic hitting the iceberg, but his biographical article on Wikipedia states the exact opposite - that he performed his duties in an admirable fashion given the extraordinarily difficult circumstances and never lost his cool. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.144.247.125 (talk) 23:43, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

The Teahouse discussion[edit]

Hey Aloha - I appreciate you being willing to help out on the Teahouse discussion. I was finding myself pretty lost on the policy. I was specifically confused about this: since I'm a wikiHow editor as well, is it considered COI for me to make edits to the article on wikiHow for anything more than copyediting? Galactic-Radiance (talk) 04:21, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Charlene McMann[edit]

[6] Here we go again .... --Cahk (talk) 08:04, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

News[edit]

This might interest you: Aloha 27. - Ahunt (talk) 22:44, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for expanding the article! I have added even more, including your photo. - Ahunt (talk) 01:40, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Dartmouth skyline[edit]

Hi, the fact that the photo is my own has nothing to do with my reason for wanting it changed. The current photo is objectively an awful representation of Dartmouth, and a real skyline picture is deserved. None exist on the Wikimedia Commons that I have been able to find. Also, it's clear the talk page on that wiki is hardly ever used, so why not allow the change of picture to one that is more representative and current? ---RoshanMcG (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:23, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Responded to on your talk page here   Aloha27  talk  03:30, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
You're mistaken! All my edits are in order to enhance the pages that I have edited (see the Tallest buildings in Halifax, Nova Scotia thread before and after my edits... many buildings had no or otherwise bad pictures). In some of those cases, my own pictures are the only ones that exist on the Commons and so I used them. I am not at all opposed to better pictures being put in their place once uploaded. Do you honestly not think that the photo I added (the cropped one, at that) isn't an improvement? — Preceding unsigned comment added by RoshanMcG (talkcontribs) 03:41, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

New Zealand TW-17.svg Thanks for supporting my run for administrator. I am honored and grateful. ) Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:54, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Cheetos[edit]

Aloha, you undid my material without giving a reason. Do you have one? I notice a lot of rollbacks to anything that is unflattering to the President, without reasons being given. Keizers (talk) 03:35, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Jennifer Murphy[edit]

Instead of removing content due to what you determine sources to be like "tabloid", why not instead improve it? It is much more productive! Also, it appears that not only are all your edits to the article regarding the incident of the ninja video, they all appear to be reverts instead of improvements. Not just questionable stuff, but also the sourced stuff. Three times you have reverted sourced content on the matter, regardless of quality. In the nicest way possible, do you have a vested interest in the article or the topic in question? I ask because this behaviour isn't stewardship-like. I steward many article and welcome all editors to add content to them, so long as they provide references or expand from existing references. If they are substandard, I find better ones. You really should have, instead of putting in to summary that disputing you "IMO" in the talk page, opened a discussion on the talk page on the matter yourself and tagged myself and any other relevant users on the matter. Wikipedia is built upon collaboration not individuality. Thanks. UaMaol (talk) 20:30, 22 August 2017 (UTC)