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WikiCup Award[edit]

Awarded for participating in the 2015 WikiCup. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs), Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 19:34, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

How do you know about the Burma War?[edit] 05:56, 13 November 2015‎ (UTC)

@ Most of my contributions to the Internal conflict in Myanmar are made in good faith— they are mostly copy-edits, mainly grammar corrections. Any new content I add are sourced and usually concern recent or current events. I am certainly no expert in the subject, but understand that most of my contributions are made according to the sources already given, they are not based on my personal opinion or original research. I also frequent websites of organisations that provide documentation on fighting in Myanmar whilst it happens, organisations such as the Myanmar Peace Monitor, based in Thailand.
CentreLeftRight 06:40, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

The Myanmar Barnstar of National Merit[edit]

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Thanks for creating Myanmar related articles especially political parties. NinjaStrikers «» 12:55, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

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Using Checklinks and related tools[edit]

Hi, CentreLeftRight. Please be careful when you use Checklinks, reFill, or any other ref checking tools. The responsibility is down to the editor using these tools to double-check that the readings are correct. In checking the War in Donbass article, checklinks gave you a false positive reading here which I've now rectified. Also, you changed spelling within the article to Canadian English/American English when the article is written even templated for being written in EngvarB (not American or Canadian English). This was reverted by another editor here with directing you to the MOS:RETAIN.

If you're not certain as to how to find out whether an article is templated for an English language variant, click the edit tab at the very top of the article between the 'Read' and 'History' tabs. There, you'll see {{EngvarB|date of some sort}}. Many articles aren't templated, meaning that you should check for clues as to whether it favours one variety of English or another (by checking for numbers of instances of 'center' vs 'centre', 'color' vs 'colour', 'ize' vs 'ise' endings, etc.)... Remember that unless an article is specific to the United States, the spelling is not changed to American English (or, in your case, Canadian English). Keep up the good work with copyediting, but don't forget that it shouldn't be approached as an exercise in speed versus precision. Cheers! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:52, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Sorry about that, and thanks for the notice. My understanding before was that most articles in the English Wikipedia are written in English (US), so I avoided using Canadian English (which is the same as British English). I'll make sure to edit in the appropriate English variant next time, and check for errors in ref checking tools.
CentreLeftRight 05:37, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Not worries, CentreLeftRight. It took me a couple of years to realise that the default variant was not US English after I'd had a couple of editors change pages I'd copyedited to US English even though they weren't templated, and despite the fact that the article I'd edited was using other conventions indicating otherwise. Let's just say they were less than civil about insisting this was so, and I took them at their word due to their being far more experienced than I at that time. I ended up thoroughly investigating MOS and discovered that they were wrong (and rather POV-pushy about it). Long time editor ≠ correct, nor even that they're good editors. I thought you might appreciate being armed with genuine MOS knowledge rather than being bullied by editors who have their own personal preferences. If you encounter someone who's prepared to make your copyediting experience an unpleasant one because they think they know what's what when they don't, you can now cough back with confidence! Happy editing! --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:00, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Portal:Current events/2016 December 6[edit]

Hello. Why this is insignificant event?--Reddle (talk) 06:16, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

@Reddle: A meteorite landing in Russia is not necessarily a notable disaster or accident. However, I've reverted my edit and added it back.


Thanks for edit, but there is a twist to the numbers more-than-9 or less-than 10 rule at the start of a sentence.

From The Associated Press Stylebook (2015) entry on Numerals:

"Spell out: — At the start of a sentence: Forty years was a long time to wait. Fifteen to 20 cars were involved in the accident. The only exception is years: 1992 was a very good year." RaqiwasSushi (talk) 05:42, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

P.S. Should have explained that with edit. RaqiwasSushi (talk) 05:46, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
@RaqiwasSushi: Made note of that. Thanks for pointing it out and correcting my mistake. CentreLeftRight 06:19, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

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Sierra Leone People's Party[edit]

Hello, you recently replaced the logo of All People's Congress from .jpg to .png. Could you do the same with the logo in the article Sierra Leone People's Party? Thanks. Sullay (talk) 23:31, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

@Sullay:  DoneCentreLeftRight 02:07, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

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Dummy edit[edit]

Just to be clear, this edit was a dummy edit. Revert was fine, just wanted to clarify. EvergreenFir (talk) 06:37, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

Infobox User[edit]

Salam friend, you should add the User infobox to your user page. I think you will appreciate it. – GeneralAdmiralAladeen (Têkilî min) 01:29, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

@GeneralAdmiralAladeen: Cool! Thank you for showing me. CentreLeftRight 02:16, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Move discussion for Internal conflict in Bangladesh[edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing—Internal conflict in Bangladesh —has been proposed to be renamed and moved. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you.Vinegarymass911 (talk) 16:30, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Sources needed for Days of the Year pages[edit]

I see you recently accepted an unsourced pending change to December 11. I looked for a source for this date of birth in Gabz and it was unsupported by any source there either.

You're probably not aware of this change, but Days of the Year pages are no longer exempt from WP:V and direct sources are required for additions. For details see the WikiProject Days of the Year style guide. I've gone ahead and un-accepted this edit and backed it out.

Please do not accept additions to day of year pages where no direct source has been provided on that day of year page. The burden to provide sources for additions to these pages is on the editor who adds or restores material to these pages. Thank you. Toddst1 (talk) 03:58, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

@Toddst1: Thank you for pointing out my mistake. I will do my best to avoid this error in the future. CentreLeftRight 04:06, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Copyright image Rohingya conflict[edit]

I pulled the image off of Wiki commons and did not know it was under Copyright. Thanks, I have pulled that image from another TP as well. Thanks C. W. Gilmore (talk) 21:48, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks for moving things around and finding better homes for the images, I'm not always the best at that stuff. C. W. Gilmore (talk) 05:48, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

BC Political Parties[edit]

Hi CentreLeftRight, I reverted your edit on Template:British Columbia provincial political parties. The LAW Party has been deregistered since February, I think. You can browse the list of registered parties here:

Thanks for your understanding! Madg2011 (talk) 19:11, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

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A wound can be the penetrative sort, but doesn't need to be. InedibleHulk (talk) 00:19, April 24, 2018 (UTC)

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A page you started (Htang Gam Shawng) has been reviewed![edit]

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Speedy Deletion[edit]

Hi CenterLeftRight,

I removed the tag from Turkish border killings 2018 because I think that it is fine for this issue to have a dedicated article, as often occurs on Wikipedia. If you want, you can still nominate this at AfD and we can see what the community thinks.

OtterAM (talk) 14:53, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

@OtterAM: Thank you for creating the page Turkish border killings 2018. After careful review, I determined to the best of my ability that the topic of the page was too small-scale and that it could be included in the page Syria–Turkey border instead of warranting its own page. Speedy deletion tags should not be removed unless the page has been evaluated in regards to whether it should be deleted or kept. Removing the tag prevents peer review (i.e. "community thoughts") on the evaluation and a proper conclusion. I will not re-add the speedy deletion tag, but will mark the page as unreviewed so that other new page reviewers can reassess the page in question and determine if any improvements or changes are necessary. All the best, CentreLeftRight 00:19, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your response, but I don't think this page falls under the criteria for speedy deletion (WP:SPEEDY). To get "community thoughts" you can nominated it at WP:AfD if you intend to pursue this. OtterAM (talk) 00:31, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.11 25 May 2018[edit]

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Speedy deletion declined: Trivandrum International Container Transhiment Terminal[edit]

Hello CentreLeftRight. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Trivandrum International Container Transhiment Terminal, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: An infobox is sufficient to pass A3. Thank you. ~ Amory (utc) 19:31, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

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Your suggestions[edit]

You made suggestions for POV and undue in reviewing this article. I've tried to incorporate your suggestions and would appreciate feedback on how far I've been successful. HLHJ (talk) 21:55, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

@HLHJ: I have reevaluated the article Marketing of e-cigarettes and determined that at present, there is no longer substantial bias to warrant the maintenance tags I had added. I have removed the tags, but I suggest that in the future you should:

  • Avoid adding suggestions to other articles (i.e. "See also: ") within paragraphs, but instead in the beginning the article or under the See also section.
  • Avoid adding links to images as inline citations or as suggestions (i.e. "See also: ").
  • Avoid unnecessary parentheses (i.e. brackets) in sentences, as it may suggest uncertainty (even in cases where the information is directly from a credible source).

I must clarify that this is my evaluation done to the best of my ability, and that other reviewers and editors may disagree and readd the maintenance tags. If this happens, I recommend starting a discussion on the talk page of the article in question. All the best, CentreLeftRight 00:43, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you again, CentreLeftRight, for your edits and your advice. Those are useful and concrete suggestions, and I'll do my best to keep them in mind when I'm editing. I've copied some of your edits over to overlapping content here. I've also DYK nominated it, so that may get some more eyes to check neutrality. HLHJ (talk) 01:44, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
The article and the main article contains mass failed verification content, mass off-topic content and mass unreliable sources. Those are not articles. They need extreme rewrites. I would move them both to draft space.
On another page I spotted problems. This content failed verification and this content is too close to the source. If this continues I would suggest editing another topic. QuackGuru (talk) 17:26, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
Hi, QuackGuru. Thanks for mentioning problems. Please, in the future, if you have problems with any of my edits, add me a notification. I'd like to hear about them, and I could easily not have seen your comments here. I've discussed your concerns on the heat-not-burn article here. It's going to take me longer to throughly look at your other concerns (you made a lot more edits) and I will do so on the relevant article talk pages. HLHJ (talk) 01:18, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
You removed the tag without removing the content that failed verification. QuackGuru (talk) 01:22, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
Response. HLHJ (talk) 02:04, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
The problems have gotten worse[1] per this.[2] QuackGuru (talk) 03:09, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
After I removed the off-topic content and removed the unreliable sources the problems got worse per this. This article is littered with off-topic content and unreliable sources and failed verification content. Based on this edit to a related page it is going to be tough to try to fix the mess. QuackGuru (talk) 05:27, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
I don't want to clutter CentreLeftRight's talk page, so I will continue to respond on the relevant article talk pages. Please, QuackGuru, ping me, especially when you post in places I wouldn't normally check, like someone else's talk page. HLHJ (talk) 06:37, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
You state you are responding on relevant talk pages. But problems are growing[3] or not being fixed. QuackGuru (talk) 17:08, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Ruth Ewan[edit]

Hi CentreLeftRight, Could you let me know what additional information you'd need to know that Ruth Ewan deserves a page? The page was suggested as one for us to create in a session on Wikipedia editing by so I thought she'd have selected pages that she feels are important. Would we need to add more content — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emmadw (talkcontribs) 10:53, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

@Emmadw: Poor judgement on my part. Please disregard. CentreLeftRight 21:15, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Alexander Birnie[edit]

Hello CentreLeftRight. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Alexander Birnie, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: if someone is remembered 200 years later, there are most likely some sources about them (check GBooks for example in this case). Use AFD instead. Thank you. SoWhy 07:13, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

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Help me[edit]

Are you admin in Wikipedia? Im A New in wiki, and i dont know about the editing code, and can you tell me about the how to make a good editing code — Preceding unsigned comment added by IEIWith (talkcontribs) 22:43, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

@IEIWith: I looked at your first edits and they seem fine. If you want to create a Wikitable or something similar, you do not really need to "learn" how to create it, you can just copy it from its template page or from an exist table, much like what you did. I recommend reading pages on Wikipedia's rules, guidelines and other topics related to editing; this is how most people gain an understanding of how and what to create on Wikipedia. These pages can be accessed with the prefix Wikipedia: in the search bar. CentreLeftRight 01:11, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for reviewing Freda Rhymz[edit]

I want to thank you for helping me to review my writings on Ghanaian rapper Freda Rhymz. There are two other drafted pages, Draft:DJ Quest GH and Draft:TwinsDntBeg, can you help me review them too?? Shammahamoah (talk) 23:48, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of How to divide by zero[edit]

Why did you use the template for deleting articles on a redirect? Eli355 (talk) 19:41, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

@Eli355: It was a mistake that another person has pointed out. Now that I know, I will avoid making the same mistake in the future. CentreLeftRight 21:55, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Only ten moons.[edit]

Most of the sources accidentally double-counted S/2016 J 1 and S/2017 J 1, which we had known about before. Also I'm updating Wikipedia as we speak. Dreigorich (talk) 16:25, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

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Small in infobox[edit]

We actually have a guideline, or some closed RfC, that agrees with your edit. I can't remember who invoked it a week or two ago; RexxS might know, since he knows almost everything. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 01:19, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Indeed, Drmies, the guidance is at MOS:TEXTSIZE:

Reduced font sizes should be used sparingly. Avoid using smaller font sizes in elements that already use a smaller font size, such as infoboxes, navboxes and reference sections. In no case should the resulting font size drop below 85% of the page's default font size (i.e. 11.9 px in Vector skin or 10.8 px in Monobook).

It's also found at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Accessibility #Font size. HTH --RexxS (talk) 14:21, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Jannie Hofmeyr[edit]

With respect to deletion of jannie hofmeyr's page, can you put it into draft mode while I build up the page? Then you can review it once I'm done. Rhodydog (talk) 15:47, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.13 18 September 2018[edit]

Hello CentreLeftRight, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
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List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

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  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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Regarding 'Hynos'[edit]

Hynos is definitely a real brand, according to many sources. Hynos possibly even exists to this day, due to some visitors to Vietnam taking a few pictures of Hynos ads and even finding Hynos toothpaste in hotels (quite possibly a rebrand from Darkie toothpaste). I wouldn't want to have the article deleted but that's a different topic which shouldn't be settled here. I'm just trying to make you aware of it's status as a real company. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Annexxation (talkcontribs) 23:25, 8 October 2018 (UTC)


I think it is good that you are organizing infoboxes, but please try to not add commas to ideology or position-sections, because that means i have to go and remove them in places i might already have removed them in the past! Vif12vf/Tiberius (talk) 20:36, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Hugin post[edit]

Not sure why edit was ignored. Provided basic factual information about education and military service, and added 'Early life" to give more context for where he grew up. As for paragraph taken out, it spoke more to positions (from 40+ years ago) which don't appear appropriate for that section. EurekaMid (talk) 21:50, 18 October 2018 (UTC)