User talk:David Biddulph

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your response to my question at Wikipedia: Teahouse.Vorbee (talk) 20:20, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVI, August 2017[edit]

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Question about new page patrol at the Teahouse[edit]

There's a still-unanswered question at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse#Will_my_published_userspace_draft_be_patrolled.3F which I was hoping you could address before it gets too far up the page. I don't know if you noticed, but I'm just coming back from a long hiatus and am rather rusty; I don't remember the correct answer to the question and I didn't want to steer the user wrong. Thanks in advance, GrammarFascist contribstalk 07:27, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for Teahouse Reply[edit]

Thank you for your prompt response to my question re templates for needed/defective cites. I was pretty sure I could find the answer by example -- and I did on the very next article I browsed! But I thought the question was of sufficient general interest to post in the Teahouse.D Anthony Patriarche (talk) 02:57, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

It won't work![edit]

WAYBACK MACHINE DOES NOT WORK ON MY COMPUTER. YOU GET THE SOURCE OR ELSE... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Josh0108 (talkcontribs) 15:46, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Discussion on the topic of Nagarukhra, West Bengal[edit]

Hey buddy, thanks for your kind information.

But, is there are no possibility to deletion of those articles (Ukrah & Nagarukhra, West Bengal) after merge at all?

(Thank you) Iamakashnathsarkar (talk) 15:16, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

The history is kept, to preserve the attribution of the contributions to the articles.
And please note that the signature on a talk page contribution goes at the end of a message (just like the signature at the end of a letter), not at the beginning. That's why I've moved your signature here & on your Teahouse message. --David Biddulph (talk) 15:22, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Aaron Frenkel[edit]

Hello David, I am writing here as well since I waited for your reply on the talk page. Can you please help me with understanding how to remove the template or what to do next? the user who first wrote it is not responding. Thank you. Am 360 (talk) 16:04, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

I realise that you have difficulty in understanding English, but I'll say it one more time: "Ignore the pay template. It refers to edits by Yinonk before you started editing the article. Nothing to do with you." --David Biddulph (talk) 20:08, 27 August 2017 (UTC)
David Biddulph Why being mean?.. I understand but as I wrote and I will write again: "I want to get it off because it is on the articel and it is not pleasent and hurtful when Aaron does not even know who this is". There is no need to be mean, I only want to get it off and that is it. You sure understand how hurtful this is for him.. all I ask is your help in removing and if you dont want to, please direct me to the right person. Thank you David. Am 360 (talk) 19:13, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi David--thank you for your response to my comments on the Teahouse forum yesterday. I should have been more careful with my phrasing of the issue that I posted about, and my apologies if I have offended you or your fellow editors, who do very good work for this site! I have vested a lot of faith in Wikipedia over the years--it is the primary place I go to for information before I delve deeper into any topic. It was the source I used to find information about the organization being discussed, in fact, before I started to learn more about it. All I know is that when I searched for International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) the other day, nothing came up! I was dismayed because it has been my intention to fix this page up so that it accurately reflects the accomplishments of the organization. For some time, it has been sparse. This is not to promote a cause, ultimately, but to communicate verifiable information that has now been altered or the page reverted back to an earlier state because some of the info is incorrect.

The last time I checked there was an extensive amount of information on the page that now appears to be gone. I was informed by a contributor IFIstaff that an editor named Huon had deleted a large amount of verifiable content rather than flagging the specific information or language in question and sent transcripts of this discussion. While this conversation shows neither party at its best, the larger issue that verifiable content was removed from Wikipedia at the discretion of an editor who refused to allow the user in question power to edit after the username was changed (as requested) and assurance was given that any language misconstrued would be removed (as requested) was troubling. I am not going to level any charges at Huon, I just think Wikipedia is an important source of free information and I don't want anyone to feel like they can't contribute content that is true and verifiable. Obviously users should be checked when this is not the case, but no editor should assume that content is untrue without doing the research.

In addition, the edits I made to the page were in fact changed/reversed (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_International_Federation_of_Interior_Architects/Designers) and information on the page is now incorrect. IFI has not been a member of the International Design Alliance for some time now (no one is a member since the Alliance broke up). I don't know if you can check this, but none of the sub-pages that I edited appear at all-- IFI World Interiors Day (IFI WID) and IFI World Interiors for the Next Generation (IFI WING). The former is a public and globally recognized day of celebration for the interior architecture/design community and was established by IFI; the latter is a global awards competition, the last iteration being in 2013--why have these been removed from the IFI Wikipedia page?

I fully appreciate the NPOV and the information you supplied about Wikipedia and its editors. I am guilty of not doing my research before I made some of those accusations.

Apologies for taking up too much of your time already. Disagreements fleshed out online like this are unusual for me and I would not like them to become commonplace. As I said before, it was not my intention to offend and I'm not pursuing charges against this editor now that the page is restored.

Thanks for your work.

–ynejdawi — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ynejdawi (talkcontribs) 15:11, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Sandbox[edit]

I don't know where else to post/comment this so I'm just to say it here. What did you mean by misplaced external links? Am I supposed to have a section for those or something?--Ramesty (talk) 04:49, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

In the comment the words "external links" are in blue, indicating that they are a wikilink, in this case to WP:external links (which you need to read). --David Biddulph (talk) 04:52, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
Sorry.--Ramesty (talk) 04:59, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
Besides the "other" section, did I fix it correctly?--Ramesty (talk) 05:09, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
You've removed the external links, but for the references you've given bare URLs. Another editor expanded your previous bare urls in this edit, but you need to make sure that further citations include more than just the bare url. --David Biddulph (talk) 05:28, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
So your saying that people looking the references (the bare ones) won't know what their clicking on until they've already done it, and that I need to add a title to each reference so that people will know what they're going to, right? Ramesty (talk) 05:47, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
You'll find the available parameters listed at Template:Cite web#Parameters; fill in what is appropriate. --David Biddulph (talk) 05:49, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
Any other advice?--Ramesty (talk) 06:07, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
Did I fix all of the external links so far, David? (by the way, you don't have to check, I can just ask the help desk) Ramesty (talk) 04:34, 3 September 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVII, September 2017[edit]

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TOC article edits[edit]

Hi there. Just so you know I've reported the user editing the TOC fleet tables to an admin (RedRose64) as they keep reverting my edits to return the Northern and Arriva Trains Wales fleet tables to their original state - Coradia175 (talk) 18:38, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXVIII, October 2017[edit]

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