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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]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.

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.


Dot Earth[edit]

I removed Dot Earth because it is defunct. --The lorax (talk) 10:54, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Reasonable reason, but I don't see anything in the article or talkpage that indicates it's only for currently active sites. WP:GNG is not transient (only for things that currently exist) and WP:CSC seems to be the standard for the list article, so "has a bluelink" would be the default criterion. Feel free to start a WP:AFD deletion discusison for Dot Earth or a Talk:List of environmental websites discussion regarding inclusion criteria to see if others feel differently. DMacks (talk) 14:22, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

Can you please stop messing up my page thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jayson 78756 (talkcontribs) 05:48, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Edit reverts[edit]

Hi DMacks,

My apologies, it was not my goal to be disruptive with my edits to the Adam Gray page. I won't dispute the revision about his wife though locals know he is single now, just never got reported on.

However the source links of the other reverts are broken. That information is also trivial and not relevant to the page. Every politician gets fined for accounting errors from time to time. Their pages shouldn't end up just being depositories for these. Dev Team 6 (talk) 16:20, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

"Every politician gets fined for accounting errors from time to time" is an interesting and uncited claim. The fact that it got reported in a WP:RS means it's viable content. It doesn't matter if the link is dead (see WP:404). You are welcome to look for a source that analyzes this specific occurance to identify it as a trivial detail, but you can't synthesize ideas. Do you have some personal or professional relationship to this individual? DMacks (talk) 08:50, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

I did not know about the etiquette for WP:404 so thanks for providing that information.

To address your request for citation, there is a state website that actually acts as a database for all of these fines. There are literally thousands. It goes back to the 1970s.

Here is a link you can see showing they issue a press release announcing fines fines basically every month:

And here is a link to the search database that goes back to the 70s:

I'm not saying the information is never relevant, but it doesn't seem appropriate to use a politician's page as a depository for every fine ever assessed against them either. Dev Team 6 (talk) 03:41, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

User page edits[edit]

Can you please stop messing up my page thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jayson 78756 (talkcontribs) 05:48, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

As soon as you start complying with our standards and stop putting inappropriate article-tags there, yes. DMacks (talk) 09:00, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

what is your problem with photopolymere causing plasticsoup ?[edit]

Thanks for your edits, but I do not understand your comments at all.

Photopolymer is causing more and more pollution, because the monomers are discarded with the water after brushing in the sink.

That technique is used more and more also for letterpress, you do not need lead type anymore, and you can do all design behind your laptop.

best wishes J.T.W.A.Cornelisse (talk) 08:47, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

You are writing things that you state as fact, but are not supported by a citation. I dispute the claims. The WP:BURDEN is on you to provide a cite. For example, your sentence right here, beginning with "Photopolymer is", has at least two distinct claims that are not supported (the "more and more" idea and that the waste is dumped down the regular drain). I know well that many monomers are harmful, but I also know that many industries are tightly regulated and that chemical waste is carefully monitored or at least treated on-site. Is "plasticsoup" even a word? And today (in October 2018) you added material that you state you read on "2011-06-11". DMacks (talk) 08:58, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Photopolymer is also used in small printshops, and lots of other places, where the users are not aware of the chemical wastes they add to the environment. Those places are not controlled at all. This fact cannot ignored for sure. The users are not warned, and the use is not limited at all.
Large chemical factories - I have worked at very large chemical factories, like DOW-Chemicals, Shell, ESSO and others, as a safety-officer - are only willing to limit their wastes, when they are forced by governmental forces. And those politicians people in governments are often just as willing to look away, because they are in many ways attached to those enterprises, and might hope to work there eventually.
And "plasticsoup" we can make it a word. In Europe it is used in several languages. J.T.W.A.Cornelisse (talk) 09:34, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
So basically everything is WP:OR. No. No. No. We are completely and explicitly forbidden from making up things or using our own experiences as a basis for article content. DMacks (talk) 17:05, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
dear mister, where can you point out, where your experience starts and where this ends, we all have to do with that.
Monomers like styreen and others, they are carcinogenous and toxic, why cannot this be mentioned ?
J.T.W.A.Cornelisse (talk) 17:31, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Protecting Samantha Akkineni page[edit]

Hello DMacks,

The page of Samantha Akkineni will be protected till 25 October 2018. Since her page has been subjected to a lot of vandalism in the past, can you please extend the protection period of the page for at least a year. Thank you.

Kind Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bollywood junction (talkcontribs) 12:46, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Is she still "in the news" or involved in imminently-releasing films? I'm inclined to lower it to PC1 and see if vandalism ramps up again. DMacks (talk) 17:11, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-41[edit]

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What do you think?[edit]

A class is recently starting up again that does article improvement, obviously a good thing. The aspect that I wonder about is that the students conduct and report electronic structure calculations. Eg. from last year stannylene. From this fall tellurophene. These calculations no doubt give the students great experience but the question is are they are appropriate for Wikipedia?--Smokefoot (talk) 11:43, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

@Smokefoot: I think they are not appropriate. If it's really a trivial structure, then it wouldn't be useful as a student project. Of if it were useful, it would have already been covered in journals and we could use the journals as WP:RS. Or if it's not a trivial case, then it's WP:OR (and maybe the students should get it published:) DMacks (talk) 17:07, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-42[edit]

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Regarding The Block Made By DMacks[edit]

I Have Been Updating Sarkar Wikipedia Page Of A Movie Based On The Information I Read In Twitter... And The Information Sources I Recieved Was From The Verified Twitter Handle Holders And Who Are More Involved In Film Industry ... I Haven't Got A Way To Contact Them Personally To Inquire About Giving This Movie An Political Action Title ... But The Tweets of A Verified Twitter Handle Holder Is Mostly Accurate ... Please Don't Try To Block My Account... As Im Updating Every Single Information I Gathered To Reach This Movie To Most People On The Internet ... Personally I'm Promoting This Movie ... Thank You ... Sarkar20 (talk) 21:53, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, we're writing a neutral encyclopedia here, based on independent sources. Your source is not acceptable and your whole goal is completely disallowed. DMacks (talk) 03:55, 17 October 2018 (UTC)