User talk:Eragonfan125

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Edits to AMC[edit]

Hey, welcome to Wikipedia! I saw your edits that you made to the article American Mathematics Competitions and I wanted to let you know that if you see a problem with the article, by all means fix it! Make sure you say why in the edit summary though, and sometimes, it may be necessary for you to cite a reliable source. It is not helpful, however, to add in to the article, "this is not true" or something of the like. Thanks for your contributions, I hope you decide to stay! Michaelzeng7 (talk) 02:23, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Isaiah Boyd[edit]

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Rosetta Stone[edit]

Both 'artefact' and 'artifact' are correct - artefact is the way it is spelled in British English, and generally Americans spell in artifact. See WP:ENGVAR. Changing to American spelling in this article isn't appropriate. Dougweller (talk) 21:32, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

January 2014[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Excirial. I wanted to let you know that I undid one of your recent contributions, such as the one you made with this edit to List of countries by natural gas proven reserves, because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. Excirial (Contact me,Contribs) 20:34, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

Warning icon Hello Eragonfan125, and welcome to Wikipedia. Your addition to American Mathematics Competitions has had to be removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. While we appreciate your contributing to Wikipedia, there are certain things you must keep in mind about using information from your sources to avoid copyright or plagiarism issues here.

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It's very important that contributors understand and follow these practices, as policy requires that people who persistently do not must be blocked from editing. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Mz7 (talk) 03:23, 21 May 2014 (UTC)