User talk:Edward Vielmetti

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Note to self[edit]

Do not taunt happy fun ball. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 17:42, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png It's great to finally connect with you on this side of the fence! Please let me know if there is any way I can be of use to you here. Hope to see you around, both here and on ArborWiki! Michael Barera (talk) 00:42, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Hopefully we don't have to create an ArborWiki article on the "2013 basketball riots" tomorrow, haha! Go Blue! Michael Barera (talk) 00:44, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Ha! Creating the "2013 basketball riots" page link now, there were a few couches burned after the Syracuse win. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 02:46, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

ITN notice[edit]

Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 18:43, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Belatedly contested PROD[edit]

Back in January you proposed deletion of East Hills Mall. The article was duly deleted, but its deletion has been contested at Wikipedia:Requests for undeletion, so the article has been restored. You can, of course, take it to articles for deletion if you wish to. JamesBWatson (talk) 19:17, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

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AMC Javelin recent edit reply[edit]

The car was not in the video game. It was in real life, and the testing was from the "REAL" Motor Trend.

108.249.207.84 (talk) 01:51, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Response to 1985 Ford Trucks[edit]

I can't seem to find much online, but I personally own a 1985 F250 4x4 built in February 1985, before the changes in March 1985, and everything I have to order has to be for 1984 or the body panels/mounts and parts will not line up with the frame. It also has a factory Dana 60 rear end as well.

I was able to find this: http://www.oramagazine.com/archive/nov_2003/departments/nov01_oldiron_01.asp which refers to a Feb 1985 changeover date. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 00:29, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

STiki emergency[edit]

Michigan Wikipedians[edit]

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Greetings Edward Vielmetti! I noticed that you made mention of the University of Michigan or Ann Arbor on your userpage. If you are a current student, faculty, or other affiliate at the University of Michigan, I would like to welcome you, on behalf of the Michigan Wikipedians, to our next weekly meeting on Monday September 30 (and every Monday thereafter). The meetings are held at 8:00 PM (EDT) in the University of Michigan Shapiro Library, room 4041. New and experienced editors alike are most welcome. Do not hesitate to leave me a message if you have any questions, and feel free to stop by the MWiki talk page. The Michigan Wikipedians are excited to meet you! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 00:24, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

AIAG[edit]

I've looked at the other two concerns, and feel they still apply. One says This article relies on references to primary sources. This might be read as suggesting that primary sources are not allowed. That is not the case, but secondary sources are better, and this article has a lot of primary sources. Just glancing at the sources, the first four, plus 7,8, and 9 are clearly primary, and I believe some others are as well.

If you are planning to work on the article it will be more professional if the references are not raw url (allowed, but discouraged.) See Referencing for beginners

While you are looking at references, note that references (6, 10, 12, 13) and possibly others are dead links.

The advertising concern derives from the fact that most of the content is sourced to AIAG statements which are self-serving. Hardly anything is sourced to an outsiders statement about the organization.

The bar code standardization sounds like a item worth including, but surely someone outside the organization has commented on it? --SPhilbrick(Talk) 21:40, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback, and it points to some concrete tasks to be done. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 23:18, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Michigan Wikipedians roll call[edit]

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Greetings Edward Vielmetti! The Michigan Wikipedians is currently conducting a roll call to ascertain which of its members are still active. If you are still an active Michigan Wikipedian, please go to our members list and move yourself from into the active members subsection at the top of the page. On November 1st, all of the members who have not moved themselves into the active members subsection will be renamed inactive members. Even after November 1st, however, any editor can move himself or herself from inactive to active status. Thank you for your participation in the Michigan Wikipedians. As always, you are more than welcome to participate with us, either in person or remotely via the Internet. Take care! Michael Barera (talk) 00:44, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Edward, please see note at WT:UMICH. Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 00:51, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Potential Conflict of Interest Notice (COI/N): James R. Fouts Article[edit]

(Paragraph deleted per WP:OUTING).

Considering that you've made dozens of edits and wholesale replacement of contributions to the "James R. Fouts" article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_R._Fouts, TheMichiganGroup believes you need to explain the nature of payments made to you from the Committee to Elect James R. Fouts (Warren, Michigan). If you cannot show that there is no potential conflict of interest, TheMichiganGroup will seek to have all your edits and contributions removed.

See Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. TheMichiganGroup (talk) 18:18, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Who is User:TheMichiganGroup ? Never heard of you. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 18:40, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
We are disappointed you have ignored answering these serious issues. Please refrain from editing the article "James R. Fouts." Otherwise we will seek to have the administration of Wikipedia remove your privileges in that regard. TheMichiganGroup (talk) 20:09, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
WP:COIN says "This page should only be used when ordinary talk page discussion has been attempted and failed to resolve the issue." Please take your grievances to the appropriate talk page of the article where you have issues. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 20:15, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
WP:COIN says notice must be given to the author of a potential COIN. Hence the posting on your TALK page.
We were hoping you would address the issue before posting on the notice board. TheMichiganGroup (talk) 20:21, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
WP:SOCK says "Wikipedia editors are generally expected to edit using only one (preferably registered) account." It is unusual that someone making their very first edits to Wikipedia would have such detailed knowledge of process. My identity is unambiguous, and I've signed them with my own name, and you've already found my postal address. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 20:26, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
WP:SOCK also says "Because an account represents your edits as an individual, "role accounts", or accounts shared by multiple people, are as a rule forbidden and blocked." I assume your use of the term "we" means that you claim to represent more than one individual. That's not allowed. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 20:30, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
You are confabulating and deflecting. You have not addressed the issue of taking money from CTE Jim Fouts and the apparent conflict of interest. Conflicts of interest are generally not allowed. TheMichiganGroup (talk) 22:17, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── TheMichiganGroup is at best deeply confused about Wikipedia policy on several levels. To quote our actual policy on conflicts of interest:

COI editing is strongly discouraged. It risks causing public embarrassment to the individuals and groups being promoted (see Wikipedia is in the real world), and if it causes disruption to the encyclopedia, accounts may be blocked. "[M]isrepresenting your affiliation with any individual or entity" is a violation of the Wikimedia Foundation's terms of use.

Paid advocacy is a category of COI editing that involves receiving financial compensation from a person or organization to use Wikipedia to promote the interests of that person or organization. Advocacy of any sort within articles is prohibited by our policies on neutral point of view and what Wikipedia is not, and paid advocacy is regarded as an especially egregious form of advocacy. The Wikimedia Foundation regards it as a "black hat" practice. Paid advocates are very strongly discouraged from direct article editing, and should instead propose changes on the talk page of the article in question.

When investigating COI editing, be careful not to reveal the identity of editors against their wishes. Wikipedia's policy against harassment takes precedence over this guideline.

To summarize: WP:HARASS and WP:BLP both take priority over WP:COI and User:TheMichiganGroup has flagrantly violated both. User:Edward Vielmetti, you probably should take care to ensure your edits related to this topic are beyond reproach. At first glance though, your recent edits to the article looked like uncontroversial removals of material that violated WP:BLP. VQuakr (talk) 23:06, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Outing[edit]

Oh wait, "an editor has disclosed my home address"? Where? That's srs - show the diff.

Or WP:CU.

88.104.24.150 (talk) 23:10, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

88, a editor has already suppressed the edits in question; see the page history for this page and for James R. Fouts. I don't know how to generate a diff that shows what was suppressed (nor should I be able to.) User:PhilKnight was kind enough to do that edit. Edward Vielmetti (talk) 23:15, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

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Thinking of you after writing an op-ed in The Signpost[edit]

Ed,

After just completing an op-ed for The Signpost, I'm reminded of the crucial role that you played in introducing me to David Erdody, who digitized the slides I discuss in my piece. Thank you for connecting us through ArborWiki! Also, the more I think about it, the more I think that you might have an interest in writing an op-ed about the relationship between Wikipedia and LocalWiki. I honestly don't know how many Wikipedians are aware of it (I wasn't before I met you), so it may be useful from the perspective of simply informing an interested audience about its existence. Anyway, I thought it might be worth considering. Take care!

Michael Barera (talk) 02:55, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Michael! I'll think about what I want to say about the two projects and their relationship and if I get something together that looks like an essay I'll put it somewhere for you to review. Thanks again! 198.0.108.227 (talk) 01:21, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

I've just created a Wikipedia article on Christopher Taylor[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that I've just created a Wikipedia article on Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor. It is my first ever attempt at writing a BLP, so please feel free to dive in, edit, and generally improve it. All the best! Michael Barera (talk) 00:11, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Michael! I just dropped a note about it on Twitter to the #a2council tag Edward Vielmetti (talk) 00:16, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

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Meridian Capital Group[edit]

has been deleted as meeting WP:CSD#A7. I do not know why the tagger did not notify you.Dlohcierekim (talk) 01:54, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

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