User talk:CuriousJM

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Hello, CuriousJM, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! howcheng {chat} 18:59, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:Duhauron1877.jpg[edit]

Hi and thanks for your message. I wasn't exactly convinced by the link you sent me, but after a little research, I found this at the Agen tourism office which makes it much clearer. Next time, you are free to edit the page yourself -- look at the top of the article for the "edit this page" link. Thanks for the correction and happy editing! howcheng {chat} 18:59, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Lucknow[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. I was wondering why you moved the disambiguation notice at the top of Lucknow into a section called "Places named Lucknow". Normally, if more than one topic is referred to by the same name, WP policy says that a disambiguation notice should be placed at the top. --macrakis (talk) 04:57, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your email. The standard way on Wikipedia to cross-reference other things with the same name is to use disambiguation notes at the top of the article (hatnotes). See WP:Disambiguation. Thanks. --macrakis (talk) 15:25, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

August 2010[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to the encyclopedia, one or more of the external links you added to the page Museum of Glass do not comply with our guidelines for external links and have been removed. Wikipedia is not a collection of links; nor should it be used as a platform for advertising or promotion, and doing so is contrary to the goals of this project. Because Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, external links do not alter search engine rankings. If you feel the link should be added to the article, please discuss it on the article's talk page before reinserting it. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. -- Brianhe (talk) 12:09, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Hi, I deleted your recent article because

  • it did not provide independent verifiable sources to enable us to verify the facts and show that it meets the notability guidelines for books. A blog is not a proper reference.
  • there is nothing in the text to show us how the book meets the notability criteria (sales figures etc), it appears just to be a review or synopsis
  • it seems clear, in the absence of any factual content, that this uncritical review was written in a to promote the book

Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:30, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

OK, I've restored the article to allow you to improve it. I suggest that you do the following
Add the independent ref you posted on my talk, remove the blog ref
See if you can find another high-quality reference, you really should have more than one
Add a sentence about the author. Is he an academic, science fiction writer or what?
Don't remove the references tag until you have added proper refs
Don't remove the notability tag at all, better to let someone else judge whether you have met the criteria
Jimfbleak - talk to me? 08:53, 5 June 2012 (UTC)