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- Have a question for you at my talk again... Connormah (talk) 00:27, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
- Hey, any chance you can get the DOD for George Riley (Nova Scotia politician)? Connormah (talk) 03:50, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
- I got Riley's obit at the library today, along with Robert Lindsay's. I'll email to you. Connormah (talk) 02:24, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Ohio Eastern University
MUHAMED AL SHARAA hello, Wikipedia asked me for Reliable Resources this is the link how mention our university
Nebraska Coast Connection
ArtemisCE Thank you for your suggestion about orphan pages. A reference to Nebraska Coast Connection, as well as citations, have been added to Alexander Payne's Wikipedia page. We will continue to add cross references as much as possible. ArtemisCE (talk) 06:20, 19 April 2015 (UTC)ArtemisCE
- @MUHAMED ALSHARAA: Are you sure that's really a reference you want to use? Page 11 of that book says that Ohio Eastern University, in the context of that book, is a fictional university. —C.Fred (talk) 00:13, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
- It's a real fake university, which sells degrees online. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ohio Eastern University. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 01:28, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Greetings Cmr08. Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Sorry your edits (at PEAR) got reverted when going back to a previous version. Your edits seemed just fine. Thank you for taking the time to redo them. Best wishes and happy editing. - - MrBill3 (talk) 09:55, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Carybdea sivickisi is a synonym of Copula sivickisi, so I turned your article into a redirect. The Copula article looks good, but you may be able to add some information there. MicroPaLeo (talk) 08:25, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
- That's okay, I was just trying to be polite. The article it redirects to is fine, so no need to do anything. MicroPaLeo (talk) 10:11, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi. Not entirely sure I did this correctly (Oldtimer's disease...) but Frankie was recognized in the House of Commons 4 Feb. 2015 by MP Mark Eyking. I'm not a big fan of using Youtube references, but this clip is from the Parliamentary video feed and SHOULD be acceptable?  If you could look at it and add your thoughts I'd appreciate it. Regards, 13:15, 5 February 2015 (UTC) Sorry. Actual clip is here:  Regards, 13:18, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
- Thanks for the feedback. That was pretty much the way I saw it as well. Seeing as how Mr. Harper has seen fit to include just about everything said in the House as public domain, I can't really see a problem with including the reference. Time will tell. Regards, 16:00, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Manson, Gaum, MacLean
Very late, but finally got around to creating:
- Also, there may be some cleanup to be done at Ralph F. Fiske... Connormah (talk) 21:00, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
- Hey, no problem! Also, do you mind checking for death dates for Maurice L. Zinck as well as Charles H. Reardon? I created a few more in addition (take a peek at my contribs). Thanks again! Connormah (talk) 22:11, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
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Hi Cmr08, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatrolled right to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Connormah (talk) 10:29, 3 May 2015 (UTC)
No worries. The women one was new, but I added it only to people who were already in one of the existing "Province municipal councillors" categories — since I don't have expert background knowledge on every MLA's or MP's prior background, I wouldn't have known who else to add it to if they weren't already categorized as being a municipal councillor. Category:Nova Scotia municipal councillors wasn't new (I did create it originally, but that was almost seven years ago) — I added it to the couple of women that I noticed you'd added the women municipal councillors category to, but I have no other way of knowing who else it still needs to be added to. So if you know more about who else belongs in it than I do, then by all means populate away. Bearcat (talk) 08:15, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
dcw2003 I am rather certain you did not specifically state that headers follow sentence case. This is unusual as I have worked as a professional writer for many years, and have never seen this convention. I was not trying to ignore you. I would appreciate it if you would be more patient in your reprimands, and more specific. Thank-you for your interest. I was completely unaware of this convention, and you did not specifically mention it in any of your comments. Thank-you for your words of praise. I can only say you may need to more specific in your critiques. I will certainly try to follow your suggestions, but I do ask you try to be more specific.
Comments from dcws2003
From dcw2003 dcw2003 I am rather certain you did not specifically state that headers follow sentence case. This is unusual as I have worked as a professional writer for many years, and have never seen this convention. I was not trying to ignore you. I would appreciate it if you would be more patient in your reprimands, and more specific. Thank-you for your interest. I was completely unaware of this convention, and you did not specifically mention it in any of your comments. Thank-you for your words of praise. I can only request you may need to more specific in your critiques if you expect me to make quick changes to my articles.
- From dcws2003
- Once again, I don't know how to access an edit summary, but I read all your comments in detail from your talk page. I appreciate your hard work. I've edited a lot of articles in wiki with run on sentences and few or no inline references. Another common convention is repeated use of parenthesis which are generally frowned upon in writing. (As you've noted, my work does not contain these kinds of issues)
- What I'm suggesting is rather than cite sections to read about writing style in wiki for the people whose articles you edit, simply tell a writer specifically what your concern is about the article. You may have found my sentence construction to complex in my article about Sid Terris, and I did go in and try to make some changes there, but what your comment said was that the article had inappropriate information, was difficult to understand, and other comments which are rather vague, and certainly negative. I assume this was one of your talk comments, I'm not certain as it could have been another editors. So all I'm saying, is if you want to critique a writer's writing style, please try to be quite specific, and you might find they are more responsive to your suggestions, rather than simply quoting Wiki's writing style sections for articles, although I will go back and try to read these again. And thank-you for the kind words about my writing. Simply try to be more specific in your critiques, is what I'm trying to get across. I've worked as a professional writer for decades. When a piece is edited, the copy is returned to the writer with specific mark ups to make it very clear where there were problems. Thank-you for your hard work, and please try to be specific about the changes you wish a writer to make. Thanks again.................dcw2003 (Please don't take my suggestions as critisism of your work, I appreciate Wiki editors as I do all editors)
- dcw2003 here again
- Thank-you for your kindness and words of encouragement. I never saw your edit summaries or I certainly would have changed the headers. The only reason I didn't initially was because I never saw your edit summaries. As they are harder for some writers to access, you should perhaps put them in the warnings. Realize that the concept of informing a writer of small issues with his writing by a Warning is already inherently a bit negative and threatening. Also the wording of most warnings, for some reason is somewhat negative as well.........your article is "difficult to understand", "uses inappropriate language"..."is confusing"...........I may not have responded as quickly to your requests because I did not find much in my articles that fit that description, as I have been writing professionally for decades. Nonetheless, I did try to make changes in both Abie Bain, AND Sid Terris, although I thought Bain was for the most part clearly written in the first place so I wasn't sure what to do.
- For what its worth, I also reread the section in the Style guide in regard to Headers, and I thank you for sending me a link to that section. I have to say the part about Sentence case and not using all caps is buried in this section, and it seems clear to me it was probably written by a programmer, not a technical writer, or someone versed in learning theory. (Not that that's a bad thing) My background sometimes included editing the writing of programmers, and I understand how they write. They're not succinct enough, and they sometimes focus more on the functionality of a feature (Like Headers) than prioritizing what is the most essential information for a user. (Like understanding what case to put the headers in in the first place). My point is, even reading the section on headers is no guarantee even a well educated person will understand it the first time. I know because I spent decades writing instruction manuals.
- It is always better to succinctly communicate what a writer needs to know if you are editing his work than to assume he has read this information, especially in an online environment where you can't talk to the person face to face. I know it is a bit more work for you, but it may be worth it ultimately.
- Please accept my assurance you will not have to correct another header in my articles and my thanks for your hard work.
- Thank-you for your kind words, and especially your Barnstar
dcw2003, last note
Thanks again for the words of praise and the Barnstar. I would recommend if a writer is not responding to your warnings (you left three.......) or your summaries, just send a short note. In fact, if you had left a note in the first place, letting me know what IN the style guide I had most violated, I would have made the change immediately. As I've said I've read the style guide repeatedly concerning headers and noted that the information about heading case is buried and difficult to find in that section. You also never mentioned in the three warnings how to access your edit summaries or what an edit summary was. I apologize for making extra work for you. Wouldn't it have been easier to just leave me a simple note the first time using simple English? Please note that all your Warnings, whether intended to be or not (AND this is NOT your fault) are worded negatively, are extremely vague and at best cite a Manual of Style that is at least 40 pages long and written cryptically with more complexity than clarity. I urge you to rise above Wiki's organizational flaws so aptly demonstrated by the wording of the Warning messages in their vagueness, negativity, and lack of clarity, and inform the subjects of your edits how to access your edit summaries before you spend your precious time having to re-edit their work. If you have time, and only if you have time, you may write a brief, studied, and polite reply to this request. I'm sorry I'm tired, and I'm not sure you quite got my point. Please realize I appreciate your praise. By the way, your edit summaries were not insulting, but quite informative and to the point. However, you assumed I could access them without ever describing how to access them in your warnings, or in any other notes. I think this sums it up. Please realize I appreciate your help in editing my work, and hope only to be of service to you. Apparently you have done quite a bit of editing. It is hard to employ the human approach and use simple communication in this environment. I've done a good bit of Wiki editing as well. I was slightly taken aback when you wrote, "You cannot write whatever you want in Wiki, there are editors that must conform to a Manual of Style." Though unintended by you, this phrase could also be taken as insulting, considering I have also spent hours editing others work in Wiki, and have years writing to different manuals of style in a variety of corporate settings. (I know you were getting flustered by the third warning, but I was not feeling so great either)
Thank-you for your time. (Please don't delete my Barnstar)
Just Kidding David dcw2003
I was not implying you did anything wrong
I am not implying you did anything wrong. I was merely implying the text of the warnings are negative and insulting. I realize they are written that way, but certainly you realized they are neither informative, specific, descriptive, or particularly helpful. I was suggesting you try to correspond directly with writers as to issues you have with their writing, rather than sending warnings. Or attaching useful critique information to those warnings if you must. I was hoping you could see the value of this suggestion. Either way thanks for describing the method for locating editing summaries. I do hundreds of revisions of my documents per day. It is not easy for me to find edit summaries as a result. I only hope I can improve the process by which you notify writers of your editing work. I'm not trying to criticize anything you did but improve the process. I hope you understand that and can see the difference. I also appreciate you did not want to send me any more warnings. I would prefer you acknowledge the system can be improved or that you will try to communicate more effectively with writers than that you never edit my work again, but I'm fine if you prefer not to edit my work. Thank-you for your time.
My best to your efforts, And PLEASE FORGIVE MY PERSISTENCE
Bentley Kyle Evans
Need assistance. Sent this over to the person who reversed the edits and have not received any assistance. Can you help?
An edit was done to Mr. Evans page that should have not been reversed. The information that was done by ImShannonDotCom is indeed correct and not spam nor vandalism. It follows the same format as his creative partner Mr. Martin Lawrence who he has produced a film and tv show with. We are currently in pre-production on a second film right now. I am able to verify the information by phone or email if needed. Please let me know how we can get this issued resolved ASAP. Furious Freddy is our web developer and ImShannonDotCom handles the content. I believe she was falsely blocked when she submitted the updates on our behalf as well.
I didn't reverse the submission in fear of being blocked myself so I'm leaving a messaging hoping we can fix this ASAP. Thanks again.
Blitzen Trapper edits
Thank you very much for bringing me up to Wiki style. This is the first major thing I've worked on, and your stylistic edits have been extremely helpful! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kevbot217 (talk • contribs) 21:35, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Don't worry about it, it's not really a big deal that requires urgent correction everywhere it might have happened — I just fixed it in those three cases because they were brand new articles, so I noticed the issue while I was reviewing them for other possible content and sourcing expansions. By all means change it over if and when you happen to come across an article that needs that fix — but please don't feel like you have to go out of your way to actively seek all the articles where you might have done that before, and don't beat yourself up about it. It's not a big deal in the grand scheme of things — just change it over if and when you happen to see an article that's making that mistake, but don't make a project of looking for them all right now. Bearcat (talk) 22:33, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Drachen Fire article
Hello there! Thank you for cleaning up the sources. This was my first wikipedia entry, so I actually wasn't sure how to consolidate the sources which were used multiple times. It looks much better now, thank you!
Nino Valdez the boxer
I don't know of any way to get through to User:Besmircher. He is set in his way on how is going to do things, feeling what is incorrect will simply be corrected by other wiki-editors. Even when instructed, politely or more sternly, he refuses to change how he does basic wiki-editing. He continues to put in links to disambiguation or other incorrect pages, rarely adds any sources and, when he does, refuses to use citations. Is it OK that he just simply leaves it up to everyone else to clean up his mess? Thanks. --StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 19:00, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
- As a matter of cold blooded fact, I correct so much misinformation and errors in the articles that I update it's not even funny. That alone should excuse me from having to deal with citations and other odds and sods. I should also reiterate that I always state where every quotation comes from, whether it be a magazine, autobiography, or video, and I also list the author. If others are content to, as you put it, "clean up my mess" (which I appreciate very much), why should it bother you?— Preceding unsigned comment added by Besmircher (talk • contribs) 00:11, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
- @Besmircher: I, for one, am not content to do it. I do it to improve the encyclopedia, which it seems is the one thing we have in common. I also strive to educate others on the ways of Wikimarkup and editing, which you try to do to a small degree but even given advice on your talk page or helping you on the article you create, you simply ignore it and go on doing the same type of "donkey work" as you call it. For example, why would you keep linking something that doesn't need to be linked or have it link to an incorrect page? This work is just as important to the aims of the encyclopedia as are the articles that impart reliable and informative details on notable topics. While you do include an author's name or book title in the text, you are not providing sources for every bit of information you provide, such as a song's chart position or your "common sense" original research. Thank you (and thank you Cmr08 for letting me respond on your talk page). --StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 04:11, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
A cup of coffee for you!
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Rajeev Jain (Cinematographer)
Please check and help me if I have done the right thing. I used Find link tool to introduce links to this page from related articles link to it.
Hello Cmr08 (talk),
I can see the earlier article of Rajeev Jain (Cinematographer) deleted. Is it possible to see the last article of Rajeev Jain (Cinematographer)?? so I shouldn't make the same mistake on my article, which I am trying to create: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Rajiv_Jain
No, there's no consensus to go back to them. A succession footer is allowed to be there if the position isn't already covered in an infobox or a dedicated position template (although replacing it with an infobox is still preferred), but it's not supposed to be readded to any article that does already have an infobox with the succession info for that position already noted in it. Bearcat (talk) 21:11, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
- Hmmm. I just took a quick gander at your last little bit of edit history to see what articles you might have had in mind when you talk about being confused about what to remove, and didn't see any where there was actually an obvious problem — every one I looked at, the newly readded footer that you removed again was the only one there at all. Could you show me an actual example of a specific article that has you confused about it? Bearcat (talk) 21:41, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads-up — I listed it for AFD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Larry Koopman. Nobody's participated in that discussion yet after five days, however, so it would help if you were willing to add a comment. And you're right that there are others (there always are); so far I've identified Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bill Morneau and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Kathleen Jodouin, who don't have any other comments yet either, and somebody else listed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Julius tiangson and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ed Crewson last week as well. (I also speedied one already whose article was completely unsourced on even the candidacy.) So it would help all of the cases if you were willing to comment in the AFDs. Thanks. Bearcat (talk) 18:07, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Infobox term dates
I really have no firm reason to oppose this although like you, I do not like it. You might try Bearcat (talk). He he quite opinionated and has recently made one of these term date reverts . He might have a good reason. EncyclopediaUpdaticus (talk) 02:07, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
- There's been a lot of back and forth over the years about the issue of what exact date should be used — whether it's the date of the election, the date of the first actual sitting of the legislature after the election, or the date of the official swearing-in sometime in between those — with the problem having always been that the swearing-in date is quite commonly unverifiable in reliable sources except very occasionally in the event of a by-election. So as a general rule, the consensus opted to go with the date of the election itself on the grounds that we were left deciding between arbitrary alternatives. The end date, conversely, is supposed to be the date on which the writs were dropped to initiate the election in which the person retired or was defeated.
- However, there's never been any consensus that the term_start= and term_end= dates in the infobox should directly link to the articles on the elections involved — both fields should contain either the exact dates, unlinked, or just the years involved, unlinked. You will sometimes see a few leftovers where that was done on MPs whose articles were created before the consensus was established — but then again, you'll also sometimes see sloppily-designed infoboxes that have half the biographical data crammed in between predecessor= and successor= for no obvious or specific reason, or which have a "party_colour =" field included even though it's deprecated and no value you could possibly enter into that field has any effect on anything at all — just because an old, bad version of the box was being used at that time, and nobody's gotten around to correcting it yet.
- So if you see an article where direct links to the elections are being added to the infobox, it is correct to remove or revert them. Bearcat (talk) 02:40, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
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No problem. I know the tables can be tricky sometimes, but the key is to create a new row each time one of the columns needs to change a detail, and then adjust the rowspan numbers accordingly so that the non-changing details carry through the new row. As you may have noticed, I also flipped the order of the table at the same time: I'm aware that we have some articles (particularly in Newfoundland) that were created with the current incumbent at the top of the list and then working backward to the first member at the bottom, but the MP lists are actually supposed to be in forward order. But that was easy enough to fix as well... Bearcat (talk) 22:27, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
Sorry about the random ping
- Can you be more specific, what is that you want me to confirm and what IP editor are you talking about? I looked at your history and see your most recent edits are dealing with an IP on a noticeboard. Is that the IP you're talking about? If that's it, I read through a few edits and have no clue what it's all about, so I don't think I could be of much help to you. By the way, you don't have to apologize for messaging me, you can message me all you want and I will help if I can. Cmr08 (talk) 13:00, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
- I'm trying to show the IP editor that filed the ANI against FreeatlastChitchat that "Sufi" appear in the in the many diffs I provide in my most recent reply at the ANI regarding Template:Sunni Islam. He/she keeps repeating that "Sufi" was added by blocked sockpuppet User:TheDestroyer10 on December 17, 2015.. I just want you to confirm that "Sufi" appears in the many diffs I've provided in my last reply to the IP editor. Thanks. Boomer VialHolla 13:51, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Arthur T McCormack
Hello Cmro8. Thanks for editing my article on Arthur T McCormack. Earlier this month I moved an article about Joseph McCormack from my sandbox to the main space. I'm not an editor; I've learned only enough to add this one article to Wikipedia. This morning I decided to start writing an article about his son, Arthur T. McCormack. Somehow, instead of starting it in my sandbox, I created an article that is available for the world to see. That's not what I meant to do. I wanted to work on it for a while in my sandbox, then move it when I felt ready. I don't know how to get it back to my sandbox, so I just started editing it this afternoon. I've pretty much added all the new content and citations, but there are a few areas where I need help (links that don't work, for example). Then, tonight when I went to save it I found a message from Wikipedia that both of us were trying to edit it at the same time. I have absolutely no idea what to do at this point. I really appreciate it if you would give me some help. Drvalsummers (talk) 01:03, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Kevin Aylward Edit
Appears it was Kevin Aylward himself who deleted the information from his page. While the section could probably be written a bit better, I don't see how it is bias or misleading as the editor said it was. I'd reverse the edit myself but I don't know how to reverse an edit after someone else has edited the page. Newfoundlander&Labradorian (talk) 21:14, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
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Thanks from DCW2003
Thanks for your edits. from dcw2003. I've written over fifty articles now. Have any idea what I should do next?
could you help for a moment?
It only needs to ask if an editor prefers image one or image two to be used in the info box.
Thanks Fouetté rond de jambe en tournant 07:01, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks again from DCW2003
````Thanks for the Yeoman's star. I was wondering if there was a way I could write other types of articles for Wiki. I have expertise in a number of areas, but one of my strongest areas of interest now is naval history during WWII. I have a degree in Political Science with a history minor. I worked in high technology as a writer for many years. Thanks for the Yeoman's star.
I have added two articles Ben Jordan (boxer) and Eddie Santry, both featherweight World Boxing champions if you care do edit them. Thanks again for your work and guidance.
I've just translated this page from fr:Henri Fouquet (médecin) but I made a mistake when linking to the French language and I haven't the slightest idea how to correct it. Since you've been working here for so long you may know the kludge. Thanks in advance for your help ; LouisAlain (talk) 21:04, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
```` Cmr08, I'm afraid I need your help. I've created two pages, Frankie Klick, and Frankie Klick(boxer). I've re-directed Frankie Klick to Frankie Klick (boxer). Unfortunately there was a very short German language Article for the boxer Frankie Klick with the article name Frankie Klick already in existence. (Same boxer). There needs to be a disambiguation page. First, the redirect from Frankie Klick needs to be removed. Can you do this? Then a disambiguation page which directs the reader to the German language article Frankie Klick, and the English Language Article Frankie Klick (boxer) can be created. To make matters a bit more complex there is also a French article for the boxer Frankie Klick with the article name Frankie Klick as well.
Can you help Wikipedia by doing this? Or forward it to someone who can? The Polish or German article page was very brief for the article Frankie Klick. What needs to be done?
Thanks!!!! I'm really sorry for this error. Please try not to delete Frankie Klick (boxer), though I know you won't.
```` Type Frankie Klick wiki at your browser, and you should see both articles. One in English, One in German, One in French.
and yes the article is in the German wikipedia, I assume. If you are sure there will be no conflict, I guess I'm ok with it but do articles in foreign language wiki conflict with articles of the same name in English Wiki?
A barnstar for you!
|The Original Barnstar|
|thanks for your help through the year Dcw2003 (talk) 22:35, 19 August 2016 (UTC)|
Removing those badges was a mistake, and I intended to inform you of the problem. Thank-you for replacing them, I was intending to inform you I'd done it, but you fixed the problem first. Thanks again.
A cup of coffee for you!
|Thank you for visiting my page and making it better. Yavarai (talk) 05:43, 17 October 2016 (UTC)|
You were one of the very few kind editors to me so I have been able to prove that my work isn't just made up by adding 2 links to the body of the text to be precise "rise to fame" could you be so kind as to review my work? And also add it to your watch list? Thank you Celestina007 (talk) 03:24, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
In love with my new article
A barnstar for you!
|The Original Barnstar|
|Thanks for pointing out the mistake in the date of death of Munawar Sultana. I have corrected it.
Vkjoshi123 (talk) 08:25, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
A style question
Hi there! Thanks for disambiguating the link I created to Charlotte Smith. I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask someone with experience about leaving the possessive apostrophe and 's' outside the link. I'd wondered about it previously and looked for some sort of style consensus on it, without much luck. The most recent inconclusive back-and-forth I found was this: Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Linking/Archive_18#Saxon_genitive_and_piping. It makes for a gripping read, I assure you. (How could anything with Saxon Genitive in the title not?) I personally prefer the aesthetic of the 's inside the link, and don't really agree with the arguments put forth about it being confusing. That said, I'm almost brand new here and am happy to be told anything directly by another human being rather than spend hours searching and reading the (often inconclusive) records of ancient bickering. Cheers! nerdgoonrant (talk) 20:30, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
- Hi, and thanks for the response. Yeah, I should have been more precise. I meant to thank you for replacing the ambiguous link to Charlotte Smith I had placed on the Marchmont (novel) page with the unambiguous Charlotte Turner Smith. The reason I included the link to that talk page was because I too had found the WP:MOS policy about apostrophes inconclusive, and that talk page was the most recent thing I could find as far as reaching for consensus. And it looks like there isn't one. They talked a lot about automating the 's in the same way that s and es and ing get automatically added to the link, but it hasn't happened. Anyway, I'm not losing sleep over it. Have a great day! nerdgoonrant (talk) 15:35, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
Change of content
Hey, how are you?? I want you to look at this article. I made an edit at this article's "background" paragraph, by adding the image of Kapoor Haveli. Since it's a background paragraph and Kapoor Haveli is the birthplace of Raj Kapoor and one generation of the family lived there, so it was appropriate to add that image, but a user has continuously removed that image without any explanation. Though I had provided explanation, so I request you to look at that page, and help me to add that image, so that we could improve that article. Reply me on my talk page. Thank you!! Ayeih Na (talk) 08:55, 17 November 2016 (PTC) Ayeih Na (talk) 15:59, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
My article S.J. Goldsmith
Hi Cmr08, Excited to hear from you. I am so grateful for your edits. I have responded on my talk page and asked you a couple of questions there. I hope you will find them and I look forward to your replies Aramaean 13:47, 20 November 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ettessa (talk • contribs)
Yes that's what I meant. To repeat: my answer to your original question was yes, thank you very much for the edits. What you've done is what I intended. So now I want to go whether the article is ready to go on Wikipedia, and whether you will do what's necessary. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ettessa (talk • contribs) 09:26, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!
Hi Cmr08, his announcement that he is seeking a nomination in provincial politics in Milton is on his verified Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MPParmGill), posted on October 29, 2016. Canadianpoliticalwatcher (talk) 03:15, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the edit on Jamescita Peshlakai, I updated the article with information from Jaescita Peshlakai which i preserved as a redirect page. Not sure if it should just be deleted or how many pages link to it.Kjack1071 (talk) 23:14, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Can you please help me?
Hi, I am sorry to bother you but I am new to this. My professor asked us to do a page on someone who impacted football in some way and create a page on here. The person I chose has been a huge asset to our community, has played college and pro football, but coached the longest. I have tried to do the references correctly but I apparently am still doing them wrong and I really don't want my page deleted. The man is dying and I would like to do this as my assignment but also as a tribute for all his work. Will you please help me correct what I am doing wrong? Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amz-usf (talk • contribs) 04:42, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
P.S. It seems like you are truly helpful...will you also help me understand why someone is trying to have my page deleted and what I can do to avoid that? Thank you so much for your time and help!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amz-usf (talk • contribs) 04:45, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Please forgive me if this isn't where I'm supposed to post. I tried redoing the references so that they would go to the links, that is what I thought the issue was that you had referenced. I don't know how to reference the same article multiple times without having it repeat itself.
As far as what Bearcat, I believe, mentioned, I spoke with many people far more experienced than myself with this site to ask their input, and it seemed like many people felt the man did as much if not more than many other people on here. I will add more details about him playing professional football, semi professional football and coaching at University of Tampa if that is necessary. Which can be verified. He played for University of Tampa during one of the biggest historical games in college football where FAMU, an all African American Team and UT, an all white team, played against each other. This game set forth integration of college football in Florida.
His high school team went to state multiple times and he has been awarded for having the most wins of any coach in the Tampa Bay area. We are considered a large city and going to state is considered a big deal to those who follow football diligently. I would like to do whatever I can with following the other guidelines and hope that by doing so, I am not deleted. Again, this was a school assignment at USF, assigned by a Professor who is an author and it was only after I received approval that I chose this person. I assumed my Professor knew about the rules. So, if he was wrong, all I can do is try my best to fix any other errors and then show him I did everything I could but it was still removed. Thank you again for any help with the references. . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Amz-usf (talk • contribs) 07:43, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Selena Lee punctuation corrections
- @Orvinc11: No problem, but I do appreciate the note. Let me know if there's anything I can help you with in the future. Cmr08 (talk) 01:05, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
A kitten for you!
thanks for correcting my title
Chauhar movie page
Sir, I am requesting you to link director Raghubeer Singh's page with movie page . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghubeer_singh#Filmography Dhankanwar (talk) 13:36, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for always polishing up our articles.
- @Celestina007: It's no problem at all, I'm always willing to help out where needed. Thanks for the note. Cmr08 (talk) 22:57, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Important tool, your assistance is greatly needed
Good day to you sir, I need your knowledge on how to go about this task, what is the function of a 'new page reviewer' ? As the title already suggests I know they view newly added articles to Wikipedia, what I do not understand is the process.
Do newly posted articles appear on their page or do they have a link / url they visit to view newly added articles?
If Yes, how can I take on this responsibility?? how can I be a new page reviewer? Can you guide me on How to go about it ? My reasons for this request can be located in my contributions, I have discovered about just anyone can open a Wikipedia page and that article could run for years without it being detected, this is so because we are a third world country and many are starving and dying let alone be educated like I am. So I figured if I had a "review new page" tool controlling fraud would be easier to detect. Can you take a minute and please lecture and guide me through as I am still growing & not wise as you.
- @Celestina007: Hi there, I'm sorry but I'm not going to be able to help with this because I'm not a new page reviewer and don't know anything about them, expect that there is a Wikipedia:New pages patrol/Reviewers page. I would suggest you read through that, as it will probably answer any questions you have. If that page doesn't help, then I guess you could probably ask an admin for advice. Cmr08 (talk) 07:41, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Elvira Dyangani Ose
Hi! I was working on creating the page for Elvira Dyangani Ose when you sent me the message on not meeting the Manual of Style. I apologize--I had forgotten how to get into visual editor at that point in time. I've finished editing the article, and have reviewed the Manual of Style--am I still in the wrong? I really don't want to make this page inaccessible for other Wiki users! Thanks, Empressplantagenet (talk) 00:24, 11 February 2017 (UTC)