User talk:Biosthmors

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Disambiguation link notification for July 7[edit]

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Thanks bot. Fixed. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 14:37, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Majid Rafizadeh[edit]

Hi Biosthmors (talk), Thank you so much for your recent edits. Very helpful. I am trying to be constructive contributor on Wiki and learning! I did some rewriting of texts and deleting biased information in order to neutralize it. Do you recommend something else? Thank you! I did an overhaul of the article, Can you check the changes please! Thanks! Persia135 (talk) 12:25, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Biosthmors (talk). Can you please check the edits on page you edited Majid Rafizadeh? Persia135 (talk) 7:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

I checked Persia135. Thanks for the edits. It still needs work, in my opinion. Following WP:RS that can be WP:V would be a fantastic start. Do you happen to have an affiliation with the subject? Thanks. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 02:29, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you so much Biosthmors (talk)! No, I am a female interested in both Farsi and English sites. I think there is vandalism going on on the page. The subject is being attacked and he appears to be human rights activist. It seems that some would like to damage the credibility of the subject. For example, the first sentence is left with broken dots, etc. His achievements and career deleted. This seems to be an attempt to damage the credibility of the subject and to incite/add extra templates. Can you fix the page please? Thank you!! Persia135 (talk) 11:39, 6 Aug 2015 (UTC)
The article is back to the way it was. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 15:46, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Biosthmors (talk)! With your efforts, now people are trying to vandalize the page and hurt the human right activist. Thank you for your work. Persia135 (talk) 11:39, 20 Aug 2015 (UTC) 11:39, 20 Aug 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:30A:2E8C:D950:DF0:375A:2530:8347 (talk)
Biosthmors (talk), we hope you do not have personal grudge and grievance against the human rights activist for opposing autocrats. 20 Aug 2015 (UTC)
Hi Biosthmors (talk), Thank you for joining us. We started a campaign to oppose Majid Rafizadeh. Politicalscientist1 and talk are with us. Someone told me that you are with us too. We have been trying to discredit this person because he keeps criticizing Iran and Syria with no reason. We have been trying to make editors add templates to his page, which has worked. talk has been good at this; We began by adding stuff to make editors add templates. Thank you again for joining us. Can we add another template to make him look worse? How can we add another bad template? We also tried to delete his page last time, but it did not work. Can you help us with that or adding another bad template?
Hello all. Wikipedia is not supposed to be a WP:BATTLEGROUND. We're not here to WP:Right great wrongs. We're just here to write a neutral encyclopedia. I happen to be disappointed with the quality of the article, but that doesn't mean I am trying to make the individual look "bad". Wikipedia just has certain quality standards it tries to meet. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 01:18, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Biosthmors (talk), we totally understand that you have to mention this on the surface. But we want to again thank you for joining our campaign of opposing Rafizadeh. Since you have high profile, can you make sure that (unlike for Rafizadeh) no one put templates or discredit these people on Wiki (they have similar pages like Rafizadeh): Karim Sadjadpour, Alireza Nader, Reza Aslan, Afshin Molavi, Valin Nasr.  We support these people since they are in favor of the Iranian government.  

Finally, can you remove these third party links from Rafizadeh's sources we can make sure that his page will be further discredited or removed to hurt him?,_Eyal_Zisser,_Majid_Rafizadeh_about_risks_of_US_military_intervention_in_Syria

Unprotecting page[edit]

I saw your edit to remove {{pp-blp}} from Karen Taylor (basketball). You probably weren't aware, but removing the template doesn't unprotect the page, not does adding it protect it. In the future, protection and unprotection requests can be made at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. I have gone ahead and unprotected this page. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 03:13, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Bagumba. I bet I knew that at one point! Best wishes. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 03:19, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Republic, Lost and So Damn Much Money[edit]

Might it be sensible to add a "see also" for something like the following:

So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government (2009) by Robert G. Kaiser

I have not read Kaiser's book, but the title and Kaiser's bio suggest that this could be an appropriate "see also" for Republic, Lost ... ???

I asked, because you deleted a broken link to a nonexistent article on So Damn Much Money, and adding a "see also" like this could direct the interested reader to a book that sounds relevant while also acknowledging the contribution of the person who added "So Damn Much Money" to "see also".

Thanks, DavidMCEddy (talk) 00:14, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello there, DavidMCEddy. I put it in further reading, as wp:see also says we're not to put red links there. We're a "nation of laws" here. ;-) Thanks for asking. Kind regards. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 00:34, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
I don't know the history, but the link could have been blue when created and changed to red, after some ranking editor speedily deleted an article on So Damn Much Money. Wikipedia has articles on books, but if a book is not "noteworthy", an article about it will likely be speedily deleted. That has happened to articles I've written, and I was discouraged from making other contributions to Wikimedia projects. We can't sacrifice the quality of Wikipedia for excessive sensitivity for the feelings of our contributors. In this case, the Wikipedia bio of Robert G. Kaiser suggests that his So Damn Much Money is probably carefully researched and documented. If so, it deserves to be cited, e.g., via a "see also" link to his bio mentioning that book, as I suggested. How can we get an evaluation from someone who has read the book? I haven't. Can you identify the person who added that red link? DavidMCEddy (talk) 23:45, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi DavidMCEddy. It was created as red because it was created when the page was created[1] (that's the initial article) and if you click on So Damn Much Money there's no mention of it ever being deleted. (I'm pretty sure there's always a record left of a link has been deleted, if it has been.) If you look at Iran\xE2\x80\x93United States relations, for example, it has been deleted and you see a record of it. To write a new article about a book, I would recommend citing a few book reviews to show it's received attention and press. That way the article demonstrates wp:notability. Then I'd also state the bare minimum summary as to what the book is. This is what I've done with the article 13 Bankers, an article that has now remained for years after I started it.
I don't doubt that So Much Damn Money is carefully researched and documented. I don't doubt it's notable and that it deserves an article. But no, to answer your question, I don't know how to track someone down who has read it. (For what it's worth, I don't see how that would be useful for us to build an encyclopedia here either. =) ) And I also don't see why we need something in the see also section now that the book is in the further reading section. Did you see this edit I made:[2]? I'm sorry you've been discouraged in the past by having contributions deleted, but I can still help with the learning curve. I have had some content deleted as well, for what it's worth! Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 01:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Thx. DavidMCEddy (talk) 17:40, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
DavidMCEddy, your user page is interesting. And I appreciate you being here. I have created Government by the People Act and I have also contributed to Move to Amend. It appears we have similar interests. I receive emails from rootstrikers. Let me know if you have any questions, or feel free to shoot me an email through Kind regards. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 00:39, 30 August 2015 (UTC)