User talk:CatherineKim

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That wasn't vandalism, though the timing and single edit are suspicious. kwami (talk) 09:38, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

I added content to the page 'Hangul', citing discover magazines 1994 article 'Writing Right' on written language in which Hangul was explored as a systematic, scientific system of writing[1] as well as an explanation on why hangul was considered vulgar by the literate elite. It was deleted and I was warned against continuing to vandalize wikipedia. This was the first content I have added to a wikipedia page and since wikipedia's function is to provide information, if I did so incorrectly or placed information in the wrong section I do apologize. I am now learning to use wikipedia so I suppose I should make the preview button my new best friend.To add information are there specified guidelines, or is it more individualistic? I am reading further into the help section on how to edit pages and properly source materials to avoid being speculated on as a 'vandalizer'. I since you have made more edits than I have, if you wish to impart some wisdom, please do!CatherineKim (talk) 10:15, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

To add, I thought warnings were preformatted for use. since messages are personalized and that is not the case, the rude warning and block threat were unwarranted. Can the 'sock puppet' warning be taken off my page.CatherineKim (talk) 10:54, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, Catherine. You were simply caught up with some people who have been vandalizing the hangul and hanja articles. Please don't let this discourage you; I hope you continue to help up out.
As for this particular edit, I have a couple comments:
  • As you've already guessed, it's best to give the source of your information. That helps us separate serious editors from crackpots.
  • Location: a claim about ease of use doesn't belong under the heading "Other names".
  • A logical fallacy: You say, It is no coincidence that by the time they reach the ages of two or three, most Korean children are already capable of expressing their feelings and thoughts … "It is no coincidence" implies that their language skills at age two are due to the fact that they will learn hangul at age five - a violation of causality.
Also, kids all over the world are able to express simple feelings by age 2-3, and kids in many parts of the world know their ABCs by the time they enter school. However, if your reference demonstrates that kids learn hangul more easily than, say, the Roman alphabet, that could be a useful contribution. (And it looks like a fun article. Just comparing hangul to English, however, doesn't say much: We all know English orthography is messed up!) kwami (talk) 12:29, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
PS. Once you've established yourself as an editor, people aren't as likely to mistake you for someone else. The vandal had been creating new accounts when his old ones were blocked, so your new account aroused suspicion. Now we know better. kwami (talk) 12:35, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Timing was very bad[edit]

Several new users appeared to vandalise the relevant articles with blanking contents or adding unwarranted one, and I've known Badagnani (talk · contribs) for months who reverted your edit as rv. That revert is not only including your edit but also Aneconomist's socks (they're all confirmed except you). However, you didn't provide a citation to back up your claim and have the responsibility for the confusion. The suspected sock template is tagged by admin Kwami, so you need to explain your situation. I can't remove it by myself. --Appletrees (talk) 12:04, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


I sincerely apologize for the trouble you've gone through. The WP:RFCU result confirms that you're unrelated to the vandal. The timing was confusing and very bad for you. I hope you don't get hurt much by this experience. When you add something, you need to back a reliable source and also to refer {{Cite web}}. You can initiate the issue at the related talk page. --Appletrees (talk) 13:15, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


hi. thanks for helping to clean up the korean nationalism page. it does look better now. sorry for not resonding sooner, but life has been busy. Hongkyongnae (talk) 15:27, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

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