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Anthony M. Denny[edit]

Hello, I'M learning the Wikipedia platform as I go, please give me sometime. I will make the article clear and concise. Also I am not sure how to sign the post.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Acmorgan76 (talkcontribs) 08:27, 6 January 2016‎

Hello @Acmorgan76: I have created a sandbox for you that you can use to write your articles at your own pace, you can access it here or by clicking on "Sandbox" on the top right menu of your browser window. I recommend that you read Wikipedia:Your first article to evaluate if the subject of your article is suitable for inclusion and to guide you along the creation process. Once you have a draft that meets the requirements I would be happy to review it for you. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 16:27, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
To sign post you just need to write: --~~~~ at the end of your comment or you can also get that code inserted automatically by clicking this button on your menu at the top of the edit window: Signature button.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 16:31, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Wiki loves pride[edit]

Hi User:Crystallizedcarbon:

This is User:RachelWex. I am in the process of creating a Wikipedia Meetup page for our Wiki Loves Pride event in June. Obviously this is not an article. Is there another process I have to go through? I was looking for information about this and it was not clear. Until this time I will not be deleting this page. Please advise.


Hello @RachelWex: The natural place for it is probably this page: Wikipedia:Meetup
If you scroll down you will see that there is a place holder for it under Projects & events if you follow the red link the article will be created under Wikipedia: and not in the main article space. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 19:35, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Urban beekeeping edits[edit]

I've tried to edit the talk page as you suggested. Hope I did it right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:18, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you @ I appreciate it. You can see my reply on the talk page of the article. Regards. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 11:23, 17 January 2016 (UTC)


I'm not afraid of profanity nor promoting it. I often add things or correct things but sadly haven't the discipline for some of the miscellaneous fringe stuff. I saw Truth (2015 film) and F.E.A. was a phrase they used and finally revealed to be common military jargon for fuck 'em all. I know Wikipedia is not Urban Dictionary, and I was surprised to not find on either, so I added it. You may like it, or not, I won't revert it, it's up to you, I don't mind. I just thought you might like to know I wasn't trying to be crass. You have motivated me to at least make a mental note to watch some YouTube videos on adding sources to Wikipedia. It's not the best way, but I can play the tutorial on the side like radio learning as I do my main tasks. Sorry to waste your time. JasonCarswell (talk) 13:51, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello @JasonCarswell: The article is a disambiguation page, intended to link to other notable articles so the content you added should not be included in that page in any case. Since I see the edit was done in good faith I have removed the notice from your talk page. Regards. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 17:20, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Andrei Toma[edit]

Cheers for adding the COI tag. I couldn't find it earlier, no matter how much I searched. Lbmarshall (talk) 17:23, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello @Lbmarshall: Thank you. You did add the tag, the author deleted it (along with the speedy deletion tag). Since his username is the same as the blog link he tried to insert in the article, It does seem clear that his editions may be a COI, so I restored your tag. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 18:14, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Kannada Language wiki edit[edit]

Hi Crystallizedcarbon,

I would like to inform you that the total number of Kannada speakers in the world is 50.2 million as of 2015 year end. Wiki mentions a very underestimated and unauthentic value of a mere 40 million. You have reverted my edit. Request you to please correct it.

Also, the map showing areas where Kannada native speakers are in a majority has been deleted by you. This is the authentic version. You are based in Spain. I stay in Bengaluru, Karnataka and have travelled all these areas. Please refer Justice Mahajan committee report. Please add my map to this wiki article.

Thanks in advance, Nitin NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 05:37, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello @NitinBhargava2016: You are clearly confused. As you can see in my only edit to the article all I did was revert some vandalism by the now blocked user Noufal lakk.
What you are probably referring to, is this edit which was done not by me, but by Kwamikagami. I think that the reason he deleted both the map and the population note was technical. When you added the map you used an invalid field in the infobox and so it was not displayed even before he removed it. The population mention was inserted using square brackets []. Wikipedia interprets them as an external link and it was not sourced, so it was correct to remove it. I suggest you find a reliable source to reference your claim for the number of speakers and add back the updated value. If you don´t know how to add the reference, send me a message, and if you provide me a link to a reliable source I will be more than happy to add it to the article for you. As far as the map you added, I think it should be replaced by one that does not show a desktop or company logos, but for now I added it to the infobox, so that you can see the right field to use and change it when you find a suitable replacement. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 09:56, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello @Crystallizedcarbon, Immensely thankful to you. Kindly add this map to the Kannada language wiki article as it does not have any company logos or desktop icons. Kannada native speakers

Please let me know in case of any concern. ThanksNitinBhargava2016 (talk) 18:03, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 20:10, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Link to number of native Kannada language speakers as of 2007 :

Native Kannada speakers as of 2016 beginning is bound to be higher than 50 million. Regards,NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 18:28, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello @NitinBhargava2016: Thank you, I will review it and integrate it into the article tomorrow.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 20:14, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
I could not read the first reference, but the second one is valid and enough to update the information of the article, so it is also Yes check.svg Done. Regards. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 18:09, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, reverted again. The 1st ref fails verification, the 2nd is not a RS, and the map is illegible. Also, our 2ary source (Ethnologue) says there are 37.7M native speakers in India according to the 2001 census, not 50M. I also removed the claim that it ranks 33rd, as such claims have little substance and we no longer use them on WP. — kwami (talk) 21:24, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Please follow WP:BOLD and don't restore controversial edits until you have consensus to do so. You will need decent sources for that. — kwami (talk) 03:16, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

@Kwamikagami: The census from Ethonlogue is older than An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology. I don´t know why you think it does not qualify as WP:RS, but in any case I did a search in google books to find aditional sources and I also found a more current source that is consistan with the Ethologue reference. I added the information as a request from NitinBhargava2016 after reverting some vandalism in the article. Since I am not knowledgeable in this subject I think it is best that you both resolve directly any issues regarding your different points of view about the article. As far as the map is concerned, when it displays in the userbox it is a thumb but if you click on it you can view it in full resolution. In that view it provides legible details about the region that seems to complement the other map. But again, it is an issue for which I am neutral and that you both can resolve however you see fit. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 09:41, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi kwami, Crystallizedcarbon, I completely disagree with Kwami's above statement that my map of native Kannada speakers is illegible. Request you both to resolve this problem and restore back my map to Kannada wiki article. Awaiting your response. I do not understand terms like WP:RS etc., as I am new to Wikipedia. However, the facts in my map are not false or least of all exaggerative.NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 14:53, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Kannada Language wiki edit[edit]

Hello @Crystallizedcarbon, The same link I provided mentions Kannada to be the 27th most spoken language in the world. Kindly update the wiki which still shows it as 33rd. Regards, NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 04:47, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello @NitinBhargava2016: The article refereces this List of languages by number of native speakers. the list uses, in turn, information from this site. In that list the language is ranked 32, since the source is more authoritative. I have updated the value in the article accordingly. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 17:16, 25 January 2016 (UTC)
Such rankings are nonsense. At best we could say that it's #27 per one source, #33 per another, etc. We have consensus not to use them on WP. — kwami (talk) 03:14, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
@Kwamikagami: Hello, that ranking was already in the article. I simply updated its value, but I agree with your argument, and I have no problem with it been removed. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 09:23, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Article Fatigue Blouse[edit]

The article now was just a starter base made for editors whenever you or anybody else decides to edit it. Thank you for unserstanding — Preceding unsigned comment added by Warider (talkcontribs) 17:23, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello @Warider: If you feel that the subject meets our notability requirements I suggest that you visit Wikipedia:Articles for creation or if you want to create a stub yourself Wikipedia:Stub. My advice if you choose to create it yourself is to first use your sandbox, that way you can work at your own pace until you feel that the article or stub meets at least our basic criteria for inclusion. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 17:33, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Gabriella Ricca[edit]

Hi Crystallizedcarbon! I would like to thank you for your help from before. The page Gabriella Ricca has now been removed citing her gymnastics didn't meet Wikipedia's requirements for it. Her name was removed from notable people in Hammonton, NJ as she was recognized by the town of Hammonton and many media outlets. I placed information under Community in Hammonton, NJ since she was an all around gymnastics world gold medalist champion. The person whom removed her did redirect her name under her father's page Tony Ricca the professional wrestler since an article in there mentions her accomplishments. The question is, can there be a page created for her like before or have it restored? If not, can her picture be placed on her fathers page since she is mentioned in the article for her accomplishments? Thank you very much and hope you can help with this. Georgivac (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 01:53, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done @Georgivac: Hello, If the article was deleted and you want to recreate it I would recommend finding additional independent reliable sources that provide in depth coverage to meet WP:GNG or prove that it meets WP:NGYMNASTICS. In the mean time, I have added the picture to her father's article.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 06:56, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thank you @Crystallizedcarbon: Hi, thank you for helping out with this. I will look further into what you had mentioned. Thank you very much again. Georgivac (talk)
@Georgivac: I am glad to help.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 16:17, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Crystallizedcarbon! I'm sorry to bother you again, as Gabriella Ricca does not meet Wikipedia’s WP:NGYMNASTICS, However she does meet Wikipedia’s WP:GNG as some following links with a few multiple articles of in depth coverage to satisfy for her page to be brought back. She is eligible through WP:GNG. The articles mentioned are not a press releases. The articles are verifiable as they are published works from the media.

There is one article released through many of USA Today’s papers throughout the USA (Nationally) at that time, as they can now be found on their online website under Gymnastics. She was featured in the sports section for it. Her photo’s are provided in the article. There are many more that I don’t need to keep providing.

Link with story pic on - (Scroll down to Hammonton girl adjusts, wins gymnastics title) - Here is the article -

The - (Scroll down to Hammonton girl adjusts, wins gymnastics title as you will find it again)

The - goes directly to the page

The list goes on throughout the USA for this article. All valid and verifiable as it shows.

The features her in their article under Everyone Has a Story: Ex-wrestler dad helped young gymnast grapple with fear

There are many more but I believe enough is valid enough to add her.

The following website is a live scoring system that documents athletic events. Here’s where she can be found for her World Championship Scores. - Click Meet Results and scroll down to Session: 3 Level: CO Division: 12 yrs Click PDF - She’s also in the Top Scores Bracket.

Please advise as to adding back the page Gabriella Ricca. She does meet the requirements through WP:GNG.

Thank you very much Georgivac (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:47, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

@Georgivac: Hello, the sources you mention are already included in the article. According to our general notability guidelines:
Multiple publications from the same author or organization are usually regarded as a single source for the purposes of establishing notability
There are no new reliable sources. In my personal opinion the existing sources could satisfy WP:GNG as 2 could be considered multiple sources, but just barely. I would try to find at least one additional reliable source with independent in depth coverage. Alternatively you can discuss the issue with Accurizer, who was the editor that merged the article to see if you can come to a consensus. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 18:25, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
I have also changed the redirect so that Gabriella Ricca points directly to her section within the article.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 18:29, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you again, very kindly Georgivac (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:57, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi again, Accurizer's opinions are not of any help and won't put it up stating that one of the papers mentions more of Tony Ricca then Gabriella Ricca which is an article that really features her but with her dad because he's a professional wrestler. Also stated was a mention of she was a "snapshot in time" and needed to be enduring notability. I know this is a guideline but not necessary as in Hammonton, NJ there are many "snapshots in time" of other people and things mentioned that could be removed, weren't. I had put Gabriella Ricca under Community under Events like the Hammonton Little League World Series win from a long time ago as this would be considered a snapshot in time. They both won championships even though hers was an World Championship as the Little League at that time had just a few teams from the U.S. Is there any help that you can offer or is there a chief editor that can take a look at this? Thank you so much for your help Georgivac (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:49, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

@Georgivac: Hello, first some advice: Remember to sign your contributions in other people's talk pages, you can do so by using the sign button on the top menu (looks like a pen) or by typing --~~~~ at the end of your message, when you save it gets automatically converted to your signature. Also remember to ping other users when you are writing to them on your talk page, or they may never see your message (I left a message with instructions on your talk page).
Now to your question, according to Accurizer interpretation of our policy the article does not meet WP:GNG. his argument is based on point 5.
"Presumed" means that significant coverage in reliable sources creates an assumption, not a guarantee, that a subject should be included. A more in-depth discussion might conclude that the topic actually should not have a stand-alone article—perhaps because it violates what Wikipedia is not, particularly the rule that Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information.[5]
I understand that he is basing his argument in this policy WP:BLP1E since he also claimed that he does not consider the USAIGC/IAIGC Gymnastics International World Championship a notable event.
My recommendation would be for you to find some additional reliable sources not related to that event or wait until she receives new coverage in the future. Your only other alternative, would be to prove whether the USAIGC/IAIGC can be considered an international elite competition as defined by WP:NGYMNASTICS. I did a quick search but found limited sources. if you still want to get the opinion of other users and admins you could post to Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons/Noticeboard. Before doing so, I would recommend you read WP:COI since the issue could be raised. Again, my advice would be to wait until you can find an additional independent reliable source not related to that event. At least now the information is accesible in her fathers article and the redirect when you search her name points directly to her section. Regards. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 18:06, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Crystallizedcarbon! I appreciate the feedback. Just to note Shannon Miller was in the USAIGC/IAIGC as were many and later was the 1996 Olympics balance beam gold medalist. Though she's recognized for her accomplishments for the Olympics. I just wanted to show that the USAIGC/IAIGC is actually geared toward both College and a bridge to the Olympic trials which Gabriella Ricca is currently. Aside from that, what is an example of another independent reliable source not related to that event? She does have other gymnastic events coming up not related to her world championship. She is also currently training in Professional Wrestling and will have her first Professional Independent match as well as doing competitive Powerlifting. Would any of these mentioned help? Again, what is an example of another independent reliable source not related to that event? She does have another source that's online from the Town of Hammonton giving her recognition for her World Championship win. It is online at the following link as it was live on Television then. Would this constitute an independent source for that or does she need to have another event of gymnastics or the other athletic competitions that she's doing? Also, in Hammonton, New Jersey, is there a place under community where she can be placed? I had put her name under Events as the Hammonton League World Series is but I'm not sure if there should be another category created. They have Wineries and Alcohol Consumption that have one article and a theatre with one also in it. I'm sure if that belongs there but it is as other establishments that have articles about them not categorized. Thank you kindly and very much Georgivac (talk) 19:11, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

@Georgivac: The source needs to be related to one of her other gymnastic events or to a different edition of the championship if she competes again, her professional wrestling training, etc. just anything other than the championship she won. if it receives coverage by an independent reliable source then it is deemed notable and WP:BLP1E will no longer be an issue. The coverage must be more than trivial or routine. That means more than just a passing mention of her name. Once she receives new coverage for anything other than her championship by a reliable source the article will clearly meet WP:GNG. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 22:04, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
@Crystallizedcarbon: Thank you so much for stating that clearly. That answers the many questions. Thanks again! Georgivac (talk) 22:37, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
@Georgivac: No problem, glad I could help. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 23:26, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

What was wrong with my edit?[edit]

Seemed perfectly reasonable to me. Just trying to get the truth out there. I guess wikipedia thrives on censorship of the truth. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:55, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

What you call the truth, was just a racist attack, vandalism of the worst kind that does not belong in Wikipedia. You have been blocked from editing for a month, keep in mind that further edits of this kind would probably force an administrator to make that block permanent. I hope that if you choose to come back your contributions will be aimed at improving the project.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 13:49, 28 January 2016 (UTC)


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I'm sorry[edit]

Please forgive me. More people need to know about Frank Miller's involvement in writing the "Ninja Rap" from TMNT 2: The Secret of the Ooze. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:C2:C001:F6B1:D581:F643:6C7E:74A2 (talk) 11:43, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating at my RfA. Your support was very much appreciated even if I did get a bit scorched. Brianhe (talk) 03:23, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your support[edit]

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Thank you for participating and supporting at my RfA. It was very much appreciated, and I am humbled that the community saw fit to trust me with the tools. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 04:59, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

The Development CAFE Page[edit]

Hi Crystal,

This is regarding your comment on the development cafe page. This is an independant non profit organization, the information of which can be of use to readers. What reference do you want me to add, other than their website? — Preceding unsigned comment added by King6ruleswiki (talkcontribs) 11:08, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

@King6ruleswiki: Hello, please review the following link: WP:NGO. By reading it you can find the notability requirements that non profit organizations need to meet before we can include an article about them in Wikipedia. You need to add at least two independent reliable sources that talk in depth about the organization. If you find the sources and need help adding them to the article, let me know and I will help you add them myself. I the organization can not meet those requirements it will probably be deleted. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 17:24, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Kannada wiki[edit]

Hello @Crystallizedcarbon, I have messaged Kwamikagami asking him for the reason for removing my authentic Kannada language map on 21:23, 29 January 2016. He is a native of Japan and extremely reliant on false publications of linguistic maps of India by some universities/scholars with vested interests partial to their native languages. Can you please revert it or get it reverted by the concerned authority? Thanks in advance. Cheers, NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 14:54, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Kwamikagami, I'm against your removing of my articles of Kannada language native speakers map and their total population. As far as its rank among world language speakers is concerned, its not a problem to me. I am saying this as I am neutral to the topic and only in favour of the truth, not blindly relying on some university's flawed linguistic maps rather than observing the ground truths. I am going to accept only valid reasons for removing my maps. If you are not ready to put back my maps, then the current flawed version of Kannada native speakers map on wiki must also be immediately removed as its not based on ground realities[PS: Columbia university study reference is not a proof of ground reality]. I have visited and interacted with people in all these areas. Also, the Kannada population of 50 million is based on 2015 Government census estimates and not a mere 40 million of 2001! If you are not ready to update this population, then at least year 2001 - 40 million should be mentioned along with year 2015 - 50 million speakers, which has highly valid references. I'm ready for a healthy scholarly debate based on the ground realities. I invite you to India to visit these areas, know the lingua-franca of the true native speakers of these regions considering that hundreds of thousands have migrated to the border regions of Kannada native speakers as economic/social migrants in 19th and 20th centuries and it continues unabated till date! Cheers, NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 15:17, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

@NitinBhargava2016: Hello, I see no problem with having the map in the article, but I think it is best if you reach a consensus with Kwamikagami so I pasted your message to him on his talk page. If you can't resolve the issue and reach a consensus, let me know and I will try to help. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 16:32, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Crystallizedcarbon, I am immensely thankful to you for your help and assurance. I have messaged Kwamikagami thrice. Hope the issue is amicably resolved. My maps are completely legible, they are not using Google maps so as to cause any copyright/trademark infringement issues. They are based on facts - Justice Mahajan committee report, Reorganisation of Indian states on linguistic basis, Bombay and Madras Gazetteers of British period (, etc.,), study of ground realities having visited these border areas. If they demand references for 'ground reality', then Mahajan committee report is only in hard copy form in books and not on-line (no soft copy of authentic version exists). It may be difficult for me to produce references (as they do not exist) for all these. Being new to Wikipedia, I am banking on your help. Regards,NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 17:11, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

@NitinBhargava2016: Hello again. I hope that you can reach a consensus. To help you in your task, please keep in mind that verifiability is one of the core content policies of Wikipedia. What that means is that as an encyclopedia, its articles can not be based on original research even if that research is true or more accurate if its not referenced with reliable sources it should not be used. It is not a requirement that the sources are online. if the report you mention is a reliable source and has a reference number (ISBN) you can reference it by citing the page number. If you don't know how to do it, I can help you by adding them. So my advice to you is to defend your arguments using whichever sources you can find online or offline. If you have doubts about weather a source is valid or not I can try to guide you and once you reach a consensus I can help you with the edits. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 20:00, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Crystallizedcarbon, I will try my best to provide references which are relatively near to 'ground reality' which can be observed only by visiting these regions and studying demographics. - maps and linguistic details on page numbers - 172 to 175. - the districts and their sizes represented here are those of the article's period (19th century) and not the present district sizes or location or position - page numbers 3 to 4. - Tamil - pages - 362 to 405.

Regards!NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 19:49, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

@NitinBhargava2016: Good morning. The sources you provide are indeed reliable. Remember our policy on original research. Whatever information that is included on those sources, and can be extracted without the need of original research, can be included in the article. If there is contradicting information from reliable sources then a discussion must be made to decide which is more reliable, or include both versions giving proper attribution.
So my advice to you if you haven't yet reach a consensus with the other editor. Is to make a new section at Talk:Kannada title it something like "Proposed changes and additional detailed map" In it explain exactly what you want to change (proposed changes:) and include the exact place where the sources back your claim. If the map draws from various sources, then also point exactly at the page numbers. At the end ask for feedback in case anyone is opposed to be able to argue why. If there is no response in a few days you can add it to the article (If so I could help you to insert the references). If somebody opposes you will have a chance to show if the proposed changes are indeed backed by your sources. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 09:20, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Crystallizedcarbon, I see that several IP addresses across Tamil Nadu and elsewhere as also some users are vandalising Kannada language article by removing the new map and replacing it with the old one although there are clear proofs and references for the latest map KannadaNaduWikiMap. This has happened about more than 5 times. Can't we protect the Kannada article for some time period so that only established users with proper proofs and those who comply with wiki-standards are allowed to edit it? Thanks a lot for your help. Regards, NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 04:30, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

@NitinBhargava2016: Hello, the current level is not yet enough to justify semi-protection. Administrators are reluctant to protect pages unless there is a high level of vandalism as it may also block other legitimate contributors without a registered account.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 07:20, 18 March 2016 (UTC)


Thank you for your assistance. Much appreciated. I have made some edits to make it less of a "puff piece". I was using their website as the source of some tech.

How can I stop the page being deleted? Really harsh for a novice who is trying to learn? — Preceding unsigned comment added by PeterMapistar (talkcontribs) 17:28, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

@PeterMapistar: Hello, you need to establish its notability by showing that there is independent and in-depth coverage from reliable sources according to WP:CORP and our general notability guidelines. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 18:07, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

I've edited the page. Is that better? PeterMapistar (talk) 17:56, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Please help me to revise my article![edit]

Dear Crystallizedcarbon,

I am Alice2016,my article tiled "Kustie Personal Care Co., Ltd." has been tagged for deletion by you. Could you please kindly help me to revise it and make it better?

I am looking forward to your reply! Thank you so much!

Yours, Alice

--Alice2016 (talk) 02:22, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

@Alice2016: Hello, please read this guide: Wikipedia:Your first article and this two policies: WP:CORP, Wikipedia:Notability#General_notability_guideline.
I could not establish the notability of "Kustie Personal Care Co., Ltd." to justify its inclusion, but if you think that you can find the needed in-depth coverage about the subject from independent reliable sources as defined by Wikipedia:Reliable sources to establish its notability then let me know and I will be glad to guide you with the creation process. If you can't find the needed sources, I suggest that you choose a more notable subject for your first article. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 08:07, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Kannada wiki vandalism[edit]

Hi Crystallizedcarbon, Kannada Wikipedia is being unnecessarily edited and vandalised by IP address - Regards,NitinBhargava2016 (talk) 16:21, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

article lo Hell Brothers[edit]

Why do you wan to delete the article lo Hell Brothers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Machopitcho (talkcontribs) 09:09, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

@Machopitcho: Hello. It duplicates an existing topic Los Hell Brothers. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 09:18, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

speedy deletion Wes Ives[edit]

Hello Crystallizedcarbon,

As explained in the article, Wes Ives was a major contributor of C&S rpg. He wrote supplements of high quality (Saurians) and contributes to the well known Thieves's world saga.

This happened already for Wilf Backhaus, a co author of C&S, that was too speedly deleted twice: " Wilf K. Backhaus – The article was sent to AFD in April 2011 with the only source as his obit at the time, and deleted with only one respondent, who concurred with the nominator. The article was recreated twice by User:Lord Doom, in August 2011 and January 2013, but was speedy deleted both times although the user tried to add a few sources. I restored the article to my user space last month and added two good reliable sources and moved to the new Draft space. I am not certain if it is ready to go back into article space, but I feel it is worth discussing. If any other users can find additional sources to add, that would help with any outstanding notability issues. BOZ (talk) 03:54, 7 January 2014 (UTC)"

Please, remove your deletion and put the article back, cheers

Dom — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lord Doom (talkcontribs) 17:03, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

@Lord Doom: Hello, the article was deleted by an administrator, so I can´t restore it myself. I was not able to find it in draft space either, If there is a copy in that space please let me know the link and I will review it. If you think that you can find enough in depth coverage from independent reliable sources you can recreate it in your Sandbox or in draft space. If you do I will be happy to review it for you and check if it meets our general notability guidelines. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 19:37, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Wes Ives article[edit]

Hello, I have recreated the article. Please, can you review it. Cheers, Dom — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lord Doom (talkcontribs) 15:00, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

@Lord Doom: Hello, the references in the article still does not meet the WP:GNG requirements, the only source that may qualify as WP:RS does not provide in-depth coverage, as it is only a brief mention. I moved the article into your sandbox to give you a chance to try to improve it by finding additional coverage, as in its current state it would have been deleted. You need to add at least two independent reliable sources with in depth coverage (not trivial coverage or routine mentions). Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 15:53, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Altitude training[edit]

Oops sorry that was my friend I apologize for the misunderstanding. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hannahkatherinevin (talkcontribs) 19:27, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

@Hannahkatherinevin: No problem, I suggest logging off after you finish editing or changing your password if that is the problem. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 06:53, 16 March 2016 (UTC)


I apologise for doing what I did. I know it was idiotic and immature. I just wanted to see if the system would let me do it. If it's any consolation, I was going to set it back right after. UnironicMinionLover (talk) 10:39, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

@UnironicMinionLover: No problem as long as your future contributions are constructive, keep in mind that what you do does affect the encyclopedia, you are very welcome to add positive contributions to the project. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 10:51, 17 March 2016 (UTC)


Hi Crystallizedcarbon, Please accept my sincere apologies for the revert at List of people from Wagga Wagga; seems we were both trying to remove the same vandalism, and I inadvertently reverted your revert. - Ryk72 'c.s.n.s.' 10:54, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

@Ryk72: Hello, there is no need to apologize, I have also made the same mistake in the past as well. Best regards and keep up the good work.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 11:09, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

Smithfield Foods[edit]

Thank you for taking the time to undo some vandalism on the Smithfield Foods page. If you're interested, there is a lot of outdated information on that page including Governance and Income. As noted by my profile, I'm a representative of Smithfield Foods and respect Wikipedia's rules regarding conflict of interest. I've made no changes to the page myself but would like for the information on the page to be accurate and up to date. Thank you for your time and consideration. (Jeremy Smithfield (talk) 14:34, 14 April 2016 (UTC))


I think that my contribution made the article better and more enjoyable — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:41, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a playground. If you continue to vandalize pages your IP will be blocked.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 15:51, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

About page[edit]

Hi That is South star Dhanush film please make it correct as film article — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:32, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Infobox fixed. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 15:57, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Must've done something right to attract that kind of comment on my user page...Thanks for cleaning that up! JWNoctistalk 15:37, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

@JWNoctis: You are right "They bark, then we ride" - Miguel de Cervantes. Happy to help. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 15:48, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Platypus apicalis[edit]

Am I missing something? Platypus apicalis is the scientific name of the pinhole boring beetle. One of the links is bad but and these do discuss the beetle. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 09:13, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

@Jim1138: Thank you, I was confused by the broken links and the fact that I could not find the term in any of the working sources. The other problem that made me look at the article is the value chosen for the ref name parameter. I will not reproduce them as they are offensive, but take a look at the code of the page. Also please take a look at the series of edits by the two accounts that were just created. I have opened an SPI (Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Osterhob). I have removed the speedy delete tag, as I am not sure what the best way to address this would be since the content may be genuine (can´t know to what extent without being an expert) but there seem to be intentional violations of policy and they may be aimed at testing us. Any advice? Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 09:26, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Might be a couple of students who are collaborating on something. I wouldn't worry too much. Providence (religious movement). Now there's a bunch of wp:SPAs whitewashing their' fearless leader's article. There seem to be many strange editors here. Me for instance. ADD - can't focus long enough to do real editing, so I mostly wp:huggle. I help out and fix things here and there. But if I dwell too long, my brain malfunctions ;o) and back to Huggling I go... Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 09:42, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
@Jim1138: Face-wink.svg Maybe you are right, it is true that there is so many problems to fix that digging into a complicated one may not be the most time efficient way to help, but I think that from time to time it does not her to do it. Maybe I am being a bit paranoid, but some of the edits to the article do not make sense and naming the references "f**kwiki", "f**kthis", and "thissucks" used by two SPAs that were just created with close to 100 edits on one article in a couple of hours don't seem to be indicative of constructive editing. Maybe it is nothing or maybe someone wants to see if they can fool Wikipedia. We will see how it plays out. In any case I will now leave to play some golf. Cheers.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 09:59, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Could be, or they realize it doesn't show in the article. I'll rename those refs and see what happens. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 10:02, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Some mighty strange comments in the article "Note: The following is some text from the kauri page. Replace it with your own." and "Note: This is scientific authority for your species. You can find yours at" Computer generated or someone is using some software to generate Wikipedia articles? Jim1138 (talk) 10:36, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Osterhob says they worked on a project together in a class. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 11:50, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Interesting coincidence... WP:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#In the news: Whitewashing in Providence (religious movement) Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 06:01, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
@Jim1138: You were right. I have withdrawn the SPI. I have added Providence to my watchlist so it has a couple of extra eyes watching it. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 06:13, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
I wouldn't think someone, well most people at least would sock in that manner. But then... Thanks for the apology! I wish more editors were that civil. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 07:15, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
@Jim1138: You are right. I guessed I watched to many conspiracy movies. I have also seen many strange things in the past, but in this case I should have dug deeper before jumping to conclusions. Thank you very much for steering me in the right direction. If you need anything in the future you know where to find me. Cheers. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 07:22, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Editing A Page[edit]

So I Am Attempting to edit a page, but Bot keeps removing my "non-constructive" edits. Fix This Please. --DarkVenus101 (talk) 17:42, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

@DarkVenus101: You hold the key here. If you continue doing "non-constructive" edits your account will be blocked.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 17:54, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Hello there.[edit]

My whole life I have studied about the great vassals and lords of the Kingdom of France in the years Anno Domini 1230 - 1290. I truly believe the manner in which Hugues XII de Lusignan, comte de la Marche et d'Angouléme is the one I edited the page with. I myself have lived in France for a very long time while deepening myself in these studies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:1811:D03:C600:8D38:AB57:F2A7:D3C8 (talk) 14:45, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

I do not doubt your words, but this edit you made does not seem to be very constructive.
Adding external links within the text to images (see here) is also against our policies.
Also please remember that all information you add to Wikipedia should be sourced from independent and reliable sources.
It's no problem if the edits were done in error, you can contribute the page as long as you follow our policy. Please remember that you can preview the page before saving your edits. and also please remember to sign your comments on talk pages. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 15:02, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Is Amazon a reliable source for an author's book?[edit]

Hi Crystallizedcarbon! I saw you reverted my addition of this book citation, calling Amazon not a reliable source. Forgive me, but I'm confused. Why isn't citing a book's existence on Amazon considered a reliable citation? I thought an Amazon link to a book was considered a primary source, representing the work itself. If Amazon citations to authors' books are not reliable sources than half the authors listed in Wikipedia probably have this issue.

As for your other comment, that the page doesn't mention Steve Altes as a contributor, that is true, but he is listed as a contributor in the book contents, viewable here:

Maybe that was the link I should have added. Anyway, I hope you can straighten me out on this. Thanks! Grotesque Skeletal Deformity (talk) 17:28, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

@Grotesque Skeletal Deformity: hello, as you can see here: Wikipedia:Identifying_reliable_sources#Vendor_and_e-commerce_sources, if there are no reliable sources availible, e-comerce sites like Amazon could be used, but just to verify the title or author. As you pointed out the link you used is not a reliable source to reference the claim that twenty of the subject's jokes were included in the book. I was not able to find were Altes is cited on the other link you included, In my browser is just again a page with Author etc. However If you have access to the book itself and can read the pages that can reference the text, you can use the cite book template to reference the book itself (which does qualifies as a reliable source for the claim that requires citation). Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 18:00, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
@Crystallizedcarbon: Gotcha! That makes total sense. And I think that link I sent did have a browser issue -- works in Firefox, but not in Chrome. Cheers, Grotesque Skeletal Deformity (talk) 18:14, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
@Grotesque Skeletal Deformity: Great, the way you added the reference now is correct. If you can find an online link to the content that does works you can add it to the url parameter of the template, but if you can't there is no problem as the reference is correct as it is. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 06:12, 13 May 2016 (UTC)


I don't understand why a little information can be seen as vandalism, but i respect your decision. --WasserDK (talk) 20:30, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

@WasserDK: You are right, the edit was not correct but since it seems that it done in good faith I have removed the notice from your talk page. Please accept my apologies. Regards. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 20:42, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

The post I made were in fact constructive[edit]

I go to HHSS, I think I know what's what around the school, my posts were completely constructive. Oh and FYI Ian Griffin is not our mascot! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:33, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

No, they were not. If you continue your disruptive edits you will be blocked by an administrator. This is our last warning. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 15:37, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

jon stanhope[edit]

what i have posted is true. We have a child together. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:16, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

I am sorry, but we can't take your word for it. (see WP:GRAPEVINE).--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 15:47, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Outlets of Little Rock[edit]

Hi... My apologies for writing something about Outlets of Little Rock that was too promotional. I'd like to spend some more time writing something that provides more value to the reader and provides more context about the development. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Debbieblack (talkcontribs) 21:25, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Good to hear. Thank you. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 07:45, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Mairaj Ahmad Khan[edit]

Hi Crystal,

I am really bad at this Wikipedia thing didnt understand how to go with it but somehow managed if you can kindly help me in doing the page Wikipedia Style.

This article has an unclear citation style. (June 2016) ..... I didnt understand the citation part what has to be corrected in this if you can help me it would be great.

This article may be in need of reorganization to comply with Wikipedia's layout guidelines.... how do i reorganize to comply with Wikipedia layout guidelines.

thanks & Regards Zaara --Zaaraalikhan (talk) 07:33, 28 June 2016 (UTC)--

Hello @Zaaraalikhan: For the references you need to use inline citations rather than just listing the sources at the bottom. Please read Help:Referencing for beginners. I think it will help you. I added the reflist template and one inline citation so you can see how it is done. Please make sure that all the contents of every paragraph are sourced from at least one reference. If needed, you can use a single reference in multiple places of the article. Also please keep in mind that blogs are generally not considered reliable sources.
As far as the reorganization, I have changed the bold text in the awards section to a sub-header and formatted your list with bullets. you can follow that format for the rest of the section.
Try it yourself, and if you get stuck or have any other doubts don't hesitaste to get in touch with me.
Regards --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 07:52, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
Also, please eliminate from the awards section those competitions in which the subject of the BLP did not win the competition or at least received a bronce award.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 08:13, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Error in your graph - could you, please, correct it?[edit]

Hello Crystallizedcarbon, your illustration (graph) to the Eotvos effect File:Eotvos efect on 10g.png is wrong - the forces are 1000 times too large! I have just changed the description, but somebody should also correct the graph - could you do it, as the author of the graph? The easiest way of correction is changing 10 grams into 10 kg. Tescobar (talk) 06:32, 22 July 2016 (UTC)