- 1 Complaints about my edit reversions
- 2 Article name
- 3 Anthony Blunt
- 4 Mirage III Cost and Produce.
- 5 Template talk:Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway
- 6 longitudinal versus longditudinal
- 7 Request for input on Adolf Hitler
- 8 Rhodes - In case you weren't aware
- 9 Oddness
- 10 Ruhollah Khomeini
- 11 What's up?
- 12 Rollbacker
- 13 "Details" definition
- 14 Valentine Greets!!!
- 15 Kirkwall ba game
- 16 Disambiguation link notification for March 18
- 17 Paul Tibbets lead paragraph
- 18 Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
- 19 Template talk:Borders Railway
- 20 ArbCom elections are now open!
- 21 RMS Lusitania changes
- 22 Internet or internet?
- 23 Equating Waterloo to Reading Line to 'Windsor Lines' (plural)
- 24 Officeholder
Complaints about my edit reversions
If you have come here to complain that I have reverted your unexplained, and/or unsourced change, and are planning to redo it, please consider Sourcing it and providing an Edit summary to tell everyone why you have made the change.
If you either cannot or do not want to do this it might be worth your while wondering why you are making the edit at all.
- Random number changes.
In addition to the incidence of people randomely changing numbers to see if anyone notices or because they think it's big or clever, a chain of IP editors is making random nuisance changes to F1 articles. If I have reverted one of your edits which appears to be one of them, your best course is to add an explanation, consisting of a reference or at least an edit summary, when you redo it.
- Short shelf life, vagueness and NPOV issues
A typical phrase here is "probably best known as" and although this is only an example I will explain why it does not belong in the encyclopedia. The "probably" is the vague part: words like "hopefully" and "prospectively" are the same. The "shelf life" part is the "best known as". Not only does this depend on where you are in the world and which generation you belong to but if the subject does something more notable it may not stay that way for long. "best known as" should be replaced by something more verifiable like "appeared in". NPOV comes in where phrases like "starred in" or "dominated" are used. We know they were there: whether they "starred" or "dominated" is often opinion and in any case this kind of puffery is not the job of an encyclopedia.
You seem to be trying to add a section to the infobox on the above article. Unfortunately, the infobox does not support this addition which therefore does not show. Using "Show Review" button, in the line of buttons at the bottom of ther edit screen next to "save" before saving would tell you this
Mirage III Cost and Produce.
Hey,Can You put the Mirage III cost and Aircraft Produce sorces.I Should tell you that You and I don't Trust Nigel ash.Ok And My last Wish is Do it again And I don't know how to use the Sorces.Thanks.Load Vordemout (talk) 12:43, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
longitudinal versus longditudinal
Request for input on Adolf Hitler
Hi, I notice that you have been involved with the Hitler article. I proposed an edit showing how Hitler was influenced by Mussolini but need to get a consensus pro or con. Please take a look. Historicat (talk) 20:07, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Rhodes - In case you weren't aware
FYI, the Cecil Rhodes article is constantly being vandalised. Thanks for your effort, and the wasted time you've expended. I've discovered that it is often necessary to look at the last half-dozen edits - it is not unusual for all of them to be vandalism. e.g. In the current situation, the last good version was 9 December 2014. Best wishes, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:51, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for this revert.
I am really not sure what happened. I had that text in my clipboard so I could quickly find where I wanted to put my response. I am not sure how it got pasted into two spots. Chillum 19:31, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Your excuse for reverting Khomeini's religious identification is redundant and doesn't even stand against innumerable articles of other figures who have their specific religion mentioned - whether that be catholic, baptist, Theravada Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, orthodox Judaism, reform Judaism etc. You must have much stronger reasoning for removing well cited info that has the precedent of specifics from plentiful other articles. If you can't provide better reasoning and keep reverting, i will report your suspect behaviour.188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:21, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi Britmax. Are you OK? I looked at your contributions and you seem to be erasing yourself off the project; surely the Bournemouth hoo-hah isn't that bad? PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 09:36, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
- No, not just that, or even that to any degree. I had a desire to return to the "real world" but now feel I would be better off just cutting down my time here. Thanks for your concern but I'll be back, with a smaller commitment. Britmax (talk) 09:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
I have granted rollback rights to your account. After a review of some of your contributions, I believe you can be trusted to use rollback for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, contact me and I will remove it. Good luck and thanks. – Gilliam (talk) 00:10, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
You have reverted my edits because of
1- Too much details for the kead
2- Poor English
First: Khomeini's hypocrisy is not "detail" this is the key to all contemporary history of Iran and the main criticism of his political life. It is backed by very reliable sources and almost undisputed.
Second: Feel free to enhance composition and strength of my writings (or leave this job to other editors) but do not justify your ruining everything by such an excuse. WP is an international collaboration project. Khomeini's article officially has asked for expert advise from Iran. Here You are! I am an Iranians expert and English is not my native language. Then what? Is it a good practice to shut my mouth? What about the invitation? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IRVoice (talk • contribs) 22:44, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
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Kirkwall ba game
If you like I could delete the entire page as it is widely known how flawed it is. Then write the absolute truth about the lies behind the "ball" The sources behind the books and information regarding this sham are written by the liars covering it up. I have taken action at great expense, to expose it. Publicy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Talkingtrue123 (talk • contribs) 13:47, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
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Paul Tibbets lead paragraph
I made the same reversion (twice) you did, to removed the origin of the aircraft's name from the lead paragraph in Tibbets' article. I don't want to run afoul of wp:err, so I took it to the talk page.--rogerd (talk) 18:26, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
Hi - I notice you have reverted my expansion of this article. If you look back I actually undertook a huge amount of work on the article to bring it up to B-Class in the first place. It seems to me that the location where Haig was at the moment the War broke out is relevant to the article. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 16:41, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
- Hi - I am still waiting for you to restore my last edit. Before I make further improvements to this article I want to be sure you are not going to revert them. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 18:54, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
- Hi - I note your interesting response "Why would I do that?" and that you "can't say whether you will revert my future edits in the same way". OK you win...I have written around 2,000 articles now for wikipedia and I have come across a great many editors who are completely committed to the wikipedia project. But never before have I come across anyone who's sole purpose is to revert new material. You may consider my work "excessive detail" but the general principle on wikipedia is that properly sourced material wins. And, in my view, getting the details right is important. I will not seek to advance this article further, notwithstanding all the work I and many others have already put into it, and let's just hope our paths do not cross again. Best wishes. Dormskirk (talk) 23:02, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
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RMS Lusitania changes
Internet or internet?
The Internet as we know it is a global communications network. The term is a proper noun that is ALWAYS capitalized. Local internet networks are NOT capitalized. When "internet" is used as a word for any purpose other than the global network, the word is NOT capitalized.
"Prohibition" is another example of misspelled capitalization. Prohibition in the United States from 1920 to 1933 is a proper noun that is always capitalized. Any other use of the word "prohibition" is not capitalized.
I hope that this clarifies your confusion.
Equating Waterloo to Reading Line to 'Windsor Lines' (plural)
Dear Britmax. It may well be that various people use anachronistic misnomers but it is not good form. That is why you will find Harrow, London, not Middlesex and Staines-upon-Thames articles in this encyclopedia. Equally we do not summarise in the manner of a mid-19th century railway entrepeneur the content of the much-more populated area served by the Waterloo to Reading Line and lesser linked lines under the hitherto convenient shorthand (still adopted by some fossils running the SWT website): 'Windsor Lines'. They group them for ease of those passing through Barnes etc under this unfortunate, totally half-baked previous name. One notes to one's horror Windsor has a rival line these days and furthermore one cannot term railways as one used to. I know the subject is vexed but in no way does helping people understand the current economic purpose of various railways by terms which are currently more valid and would be used by the majority of passengers along the route if forced to describe it based on service descriptions etc, lessen the sterling history sections of railway articles. To emphasise previous names in the WP:LEAD section, particularly in flattering quotation marks is rather passé, don't you, on considered reflection, think? Further, as the Reading line is national (sometimes I believe even direct through link to the rest of the network) do you not think stopping tens of miles short of the natural destination of the railway in the WSW direction from the capital is riding on the Royal brand mark just a tad...- Adam37 Talk 10:06, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
- Without bothering to parse all of the pretentious Baroque prose, I would like to note that ‘archaic’ company names are used in historic articles. Useddenim (talk) 16:59, 22 May 2016 (UTC)