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Hello Dustynyfeathers and welcome to Wikipedia! I am Ukexpat and I would like to thank you for your contributions.

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ukexpat (talk) 17:46, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

September 2009[edit]

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Please don't forget to provide an edit summary, as you forgot on your recent edit to Curtis J. Milhaupt. Thank you. ukexpat (talk) 18:59, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Romell Broom[edit]

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Capitalization of section headings and Dutch names[edit]

I think you're doing the wrong thing in the Joran van der Sloot article.

From Wikipedia:Capitalization#Section_headings:

Use sentence-style capitalization, not title-style capitalization: Capitalize the first letter of the first word and any proper nouns in headings, but leave the rest lower case. Thus "Rules and regulations", not "Rules and Regulations".

So the first word in a heading should be capitalized, and any proper name, but not every word. Thundermaker (talk) 15:14, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Also, according the the edit notice for the article: "Joran van der Sloot" is a Dutch name, and follows Dutch capitalization rules. "Van" is not capitalized if preceded by the first name(s) or initial(s). So, "Joran van der Sloot is Dutch", and "J.A.P. van der Sloot is Dutch", but "I heard Van der Sloot is Dutch." KimChee (talk) 16:42, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Incremental validity[edit]

Please categorize your article and add context, otherwise it may be deleted. At the moment its meaning is unclear. Deb (talk) 16:48, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Cervulus[edit]

Hi Dusty, I fixed up the formatting of the article on Cervulus a little, but the reference you supplied only seems to verify the last blockquote, and not the earlier statements. Am I looking wrong? On what page can I find them? Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 20:10, 5 February 2012 (UTC)


I answered part of the question on context on the wrong page, I'm afraid. The info is in the footnotes. Then you need to go onto the other pages mentioned. Hope that helps. I think there is an "encyclopedia do catholicism" with info on this but I haven't had time to find it yet.

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For writing Jigonhsasee - keep up the good work! Ironholds (talk) 05:44, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

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March 2014[edit]

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Your recent editing history at Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

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THANK YOU! I can't figure out why my material, which is referenecec is being blocked by someone else. It does't make sense to me. I'm sorry If I'm not a sophisticated enough user to understand the instructions you're giving me here. It sounds like mumbo jumbo to my brain. It is frustrating to have someone go in and remove perfectly valid information.

It's NOT valid, it was refuted HERE. 124.168.47.229 (talk) 12:17, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
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Request reason:

I'm afraid that I didn't know about the 3-revert rule or about warring until I'd already put the 3 reverts in. This was my first time and I was completely bewildered why what seemed to be a perfectly well referenced piece of neutral information was being removed (without prior explanation) from the page. And it seemed to be somewhat aggressive . . . which made me more bewildered. I kept asking, is this not military enough? It seems like the person who is editing the page in question has focused the page to have a hardware, military slant. There's very little there with human emotion or value involved--and that's at least half of the story. So it seemed that this military perspective was what was being applied rather relentlessly. and since there was no explanation about why my referenced info was being completely removed, rather than being updated and refuted, I felt it was important to replace it. Again, I was ignorant at the time about even the idea of"warring" or "3 reverts". And again, I think the page could really use some humanizing. It's very military and hard. I think my record shows that though I sometimes make mistakes--because I'm not a very sophisticated user-- I'm trying to update responsibly and I'm trying to add interesting information from unique and perhaps even important angles. I think that's the general thrust of wikipedia and that I'm a good wikipedia citizen if flawed. If you feel that I need to learn a lesson by blocking me, well then go ahead. but if you feel that this was a genuine mistake based on best efforts and lack of sophistication, then please remove the block. Thank you. Dustynyfeathers (talk) 13:16, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Decline reason:

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I warned you at 12:04, you reverted yet again at 12:11, after you'd been clearly warned not to do it again. 3RR is a bright-line rule, and once you were notified you were expected to stop edit-warring. Acroterion (talk) 13:23, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Well, I didn't see a warning in time or understand it. That's the truth. If you want to keep blocking me, so be it. But I stopped as soon as I understood. And I've been teaching myself in the meanwhile how to use these tools just to understand what happened. It's not that easy for people not used to it. It may take a few minutes. We're just not as smart or quick. Or maybe I should say that I'm not as smart or quick.

I'd be quite happy to unblock you if you undertake to listen to other editors, to stop edit-warring, and to resist the temptation to insert of-the-moment hearsay into what's supposed to be an encyclopedia article, not an hour-by-hour news account. I repeat: you were clearly warned and ignored the warning, but I'd rather you counted this as a lesson learned and we can unblock you. And please sign your posts on talkpages with four tildes (~~~~). Acroterion (talk) 13:34, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

I will undertake to listen to other editors. I will stop edit-warring now that I know it exists. I will not put in hear-say. I see now that I was warned, even though I did not see the warning until I'd gone over the limit. I have learned a lesson. I will sign with tildas (now that you have told me they exist) and I'm appreciative of your assistance. Please tell me how to "listen" to other editors--if something disappears, how do I know that it's a valid disappearance . . . based on . . . ? Also, please explain how a referenced piece of information is counted as hear-say? I would like to know the difference. Thank you. Dustynyfeathers (talk) 13:41, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

You listen to other editors by reading their edit summaries and by asking questions on the talkpage. By hearsay, I mean that not everything that appears on the Internet is worth including, and in cases like the article you've been editing, much of what appears in unreliable sources is based on rumors. You should remember that Wikipedia is not the news, and that we shouldn't be too eager to add new reports or, for instance, planes over the Maldives based on a fisherman's account that had already been debunked by Maldive government.. When your edits are reverted, you should assume that there's a valid reason for it and ask the reverting editor politely rather than assuming they're just reverting you for no good reason.
If you understand all this and if you will bear all this in mind in the future, I'll unblock you. Acroterion (talk) 15:20, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for the ref![edit]

Thanks for adding the 19th c. ref. to Ringalevio. I edit the page a lot (I added the Canarsie ref and the Emmet Grogan quote, amongst other things). It is so hard to find solid references for children's games (almost all the descriptions of rules for the game are word-of-mouth), so your contribution is very valuable.

Keep it up! Paulmlieberman (talk) 03:25, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

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