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Re: on Wallington Grammar page[edit]

Hello DMacks,

I am a representative of OxNotes (a student run website and soon to be textbook) , I apologise for method in which it was recently added to the Wikipedia page, I have ensured all 'marketing speak' has been removed and what is left is only factual information. Please feel free to contact me via LinkedIn, Twitter or email if you require any further information. Thank you.

Kind Regards


Kazim Chaudri Editor: OxNotes by Fluxty (Non-Profit)

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Sorry not sure how els to contact you to discuss the farm page.

ANI notice[edit]

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added external links[edit]

I had added one reference link to page Бесхвостые , tutorvista had added its 4 links, then why not i can add one more reference link from other website. Its not promotion, but the page which i have, also tells about fron digestive system. So is that bad to put a reference link on that page. Please guide me.

Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

Maybe you should not rollback my code in the word "leapyear"[edit]

Hi, DMacks:

    When I fixed the some mistake of python code in "leap year", my code is rollback by you for the reason "Too much detail/WP is not a how-to manual". I'm software engineer, and I found many people don't known the history of "leap year", include the textbooks about programming in china. the wrong code is used for getting "leap year"(before 1582). So, I spend some time to study this question, and wrote the code which let more people know "leap year". can you allow the code is added to the context of "leap year".
   It's my first commit in Wiki. :)
   Best Regards
   Jerry.Liu, Beijing, China

   I have add python code to bake of baidu. let more people knows the history of "leap year".  My English is poor, maybe you can know what I said.  hah.

Edit Summary[edit]

Thank you very much for your time, reminder, and guide.


DMacks - Undid revision 895653289 by (talk)[edit]

Hello DMacks - I'm not sure what your comment means, can you expand please?

"not in keeping with WP:EL. Maybe could be useful as an actual WP:CITE for new content? Undid revision 895653289 by (talk)"

Catholic Memorial High School Protected[edit]

Hi DMacks:

I am trying to fix Catholic Memorial High School's page. I see you're protecting the I am trying to put in a NPOV dispute.

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Section tagged. DMacks (talk) 18:01, 8 January 2020 (UTC)
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Incorrect info in article.[edit]

All 4 of Joel’s grandparents were of “ashkenazi jewish descent” not English descent! therefore you should not say he is of English descent! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:00, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Ashkenazi is not a modern-day nationality. Our article says (with a seemingly WP:RS cite), "Joel's mother, Rosalind, was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Jewish parents, Philip and Rebecca Nyman, who had immigrated from England." DMacks (talk) 15:52, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
"English–Jewish" looks fine. DMacks (talk) 15:56, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Not to be mean but none of his grandparents were English which is why I am glad to say I changed it so many times. Also to say “Ashkenazi” is not a modern day ethnicity is nonsense. I will give you two links that prove it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:41, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

You are continuing to mix the separate ideas of "nationality" with "ethnicity" (note the parts of my and your comments I underlined--it is an ethnicity). Both of his mother's parents came from England, and at least one of them was from a long-established family there. DMacks (talk) 16:55, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Actually the word descent usually refers to a persons ancestry which would be ethnicity NOT nationality!!!!! Oh my goodness.

Again, per cited ref, one of his grandparents is from an estanblished Kent family. DMacks (talk) 17:00, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Well, since (to you) the word descent refers to nationality, and to me the word descent refers to ethnicity I think we should just leave it as “English jewish” . But in my personal opinion “American people of Jewish descent” would have been better...

Our ...descent catagories are explicitly both ethnicity and nationality, not just ethnicity. The top-level cat is Category:People by region of descent. DMacks (talk) 17:07, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Neither of his mother’s parents were “long established in England” they were both Jewish immigrants to England but I guess you don’t care about that since you don’t agree on what the word “descent” means..... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:10, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

I'm following what the category is claimed to represent, regardless of what I think about the meaning of the word. I actualyl don't know how "long-established", I'm again merely reading what our article says, as supported by cites. Feel free to ask for additional opinions at WP:BLP. DMacks (talk) 17:15, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Well then you and me will have to agree to TOTALLY disagree and let’s leave it at that.... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:17, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Removing Controversies to comply with Wikipedia School Project Article[edit]

Dear DMacks, Thank you for reviewing my edits. Can you please help me to remove controversies as per The Article Guidelines at the Wikipedia School project from the VIBGYOR Group of Schools wiki page. Rahul2sawant (talk) 05:41, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

I see nothing in that guideline that would require wholesale removal of that article section. At least the Bangalore rape incident had wide-ranging implications and media coverage for the public and for the chain of schools. And I will make this very sharp: until you declare your COI relationship to this school chain, you are not permitted to be involved at all (therefore I reject out-of-hand all attempts for you to get me to edit on your behalf). DMacks (talk) 17:03, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Tsuji thing[edit]

Thanks for the thanks. I am trying, periodically, to grind through the various tagged pages per If you see edits where I might get too aggressive or flakey, let me know.--Smokefoot (talk) 19:25, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Camille Rowe[edit]

I accept your adjustment on the aforementioned article as the source did not include the full birth date. I will however be adding the CORRECTED information back in with the legitimate source for this information clearly cited and referenced, as January 1986. This source is valid and is the official register of companies in the United Kingdom (the source is a UK Government website). In future, please do not threaten me with being blocked from editing for just making a simple error. Your demeanour is frankly inappropriate and I will not tolerate it. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brownely2222 (talkcontribs) 22:05, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for adding cited content to our article, though it did take you a year of increasingly strident warnings to limit your contribution to what the cite actually supports. DMacks (talk) 22:32, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-03[edit]

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Your notice to IP editor[edit]

Thanks for your notice to IP That editor appears to be continuing disruptive editing and covering it up by blanking his Talk page, where you and others have tried to notify him. Currently he is reverting cited edits on the film article for The Gentlemen (2020). Could you look at this? CodexJustin (talk) 16:50, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. Blocked 31h. DMacks (talk) 18:44, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

Deletion of Mahdis Golzarkashani[edit]

Hi, My article has been deleted due to copy right violations. I was wondering if I can change the sentences that might be too close to the original text and then publish the article again? I will further change the order of the text as well as the choice of words. Thank you Fatemeh Naghshvarian (talk) 13:35, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

You have to actually write it from scratch, not make successive tweaks from the original. A close paraphrase or changing wording here and there is not allowable (Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing policy explanation). DMacks (talk) 13:40, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Thank you for keeping a watch on articles and keeping vandalism at bay. DBigXray 16:25, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
Yum! Thanks DBigXray! DMacks (talk) 17:09, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Why delete activities?[edit]

Hi, I wanted to know why you deleted my edit of all the club/organizations on the Owings Mills High page. I'm a current student there and I know about all the club and organizations that are current or are inactive — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hatchin820 (talkcontribs) 18:20, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

@Hatchin820: I'm glad someone with current information is updating the page! However, two problems. One, wikipedia's verifiability policy requires that information be cited, not just relying on claimed credibility of some random internet account. For example, does the school or SGA have a website listing the current clubs? The AP-courses and sports championships have the same problem. As a specific example, your earlier edit actually broke what was a cited fact and made it rather incorrect (the success of the mock trial team--see my followup correction). Second, the content was written in an inappropriate WP:TONE ("and many more" sounds like breathless promotion). Feel free to re-add content with a citation to a suitable source (see the Students section for an example of content that is traceable to cited refs). DMacks (talk) 18:35, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Appreciate It :)[edit]

Hey dude, thanks for your feedback. I'm still new to editing here on Wikipedia so I did end up adding citations to the school's info page. Someone by the name of "John from Idegon" keeps deleting a lot of my editing though and I wanted to know if you could check it out and to see if his reasoning for editing the page is reasonable, appreciate it — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hatchin820 (talkcontribs) 18:35, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-04[edit]

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