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Expoarts, good luck, and have fun. --Hoary (talk) 02:28, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Editing as advised[edit]

I'm puzzled by your summary for this edit:

Changed the opening sentence as advised, and therefore undoing this change to show the correct title of "artist"

What do you mean here by editing "as advised"? -- Hoary (talk) 02:28, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

TheMindsEye commented "conflicts with lead sentence - change in both places or leave as is", so the change was made "as advised", although it is not uncommon for an artist working in the media of photography to also use the term "photographer", although their career is that of "artist" Expoarts (talk) 06:32, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see. (I have a different idea about the distinction between the terms "artist" and "photographer", but this is probably by the way.) -- Hoary (talk) 06:55, 18 February 2012 (UTC)


Another oddity: In two messages here, you repeatedly refer to yourself (-selves) as "we". However, it's Wikipedia policy that User accounts can only represent individuals. You individuals using this account should abandon it, and each of you should start and use his or her own account. -- Hoary (talk) 05:46, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

I am an individual, I represent a collective who charged me with the task of introducing links to the article in question as it was orphaned. There are no other "individuals" using this account, only myself. Apologies, in future I will use the term "I". In a previous comment, I stated that I am not an experienced editor of Wikipedia, neither did I write this article. As it is very clear Mr. Hoary that you have decided to talk issue with this article, I will source an experienced Wikipedia editor and ask that "individual" to edit the article as required Expoarts (talk) 06:31, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
If you're representing a collective that wants an article on a particular person to be improved, you risk being accused of having a conflict of interest. Please read this, not only in order to avoid such allegations but also in order to help the article. As for me, I did (and do) indeed take issue with the article, just as I take issue with any article that seems promotional. This doesn't mean that I want the article deleted, or that I oppose its improvement. No, instead let's have an article that straightforwardly describes significant achievements by Hodges, an article based on disinterested, reliable sources. The result will of course be dry -- but that's the nature of an encyclopedia. -- Hoary (talk) 07:07, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
I read the link, which is clearly not applicable in this case. As already stated, I was asked to improve the article by adding links to the article, in response to the orphan tag. I have done this and the orphan tag has been removed. Additionally, I have responded to some minor edits. I find some of your edits questionable, but as already stated, I am not an experienced Wikipedia editor and as such shall leave somebody with the proper experience to review and edit this article further. Expoarts (talk) 07:23, 18 February 2012 (UTC)


You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at GoingBatty's talk page. GoingBatty (talk) 15:41, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Thomas Hodges (artist)[edit]

Rather than continue to throw accusations and insinuations my way, please try and be helpful and constructive. I haven't got the time to be searching through multiple lenghthy sources written in Italian. I tried my best to translate but did not find a reference to Hodges winning the award. Telling me "it's in the second and third source" does not answer my question specifically. I've no intention of going through the entire sources again. You really need to reassess how you interact with other editors if you wish to persuade them to help you develop this article. Sionk (talk) 19:25, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

I have tried to be "helpful and constructive" from the outset, which is why I have taken the time and trouble to source and reference a variety of sources on the page in question. On the other hand, you seemingly are only interested to discredit and delete the page in question, and far from being "constructive" has been destructive. You seem to have little to know knowledge of the subject matter, do not properly review and assess the information and sources provided and additionally make false and inaccurate statements. It is very challenging to be constructive when dealing with anybody of this nature. You made (another!) incorrect statement saying that the sources I provided did not state Hodges was a recipient of the World of Fashion Award and you asked which of the sources stated this. I replied, telling you which of the four sources stated this. I then provided you with a fifth source and gave you an extract which is a specific quotation from that source. My time is also valuable and I cannot be responsible for the fact you are not able to read and assess the sources in question. As such, refrain therefore from making false and inaccurate comments and simply admit that you are not able to undertake the task in hand. This would save us all a great deal of valuable time. You might also wish to refrain from making unfounded insinuations. I have no difficulty in interacting with "other editors", only you as an editor! Expoarts (talk) 20:47, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Your message[edit]

Got your message. Have you gone through the WP:Tutorial? It may help you with the nuts & bolts of editing. Also, you can always type {{Help me}} on this talk page and someone will assist. – S. Rich (talk) 03:30, 20 August 2014 (UTC)


If you will look at this template – {{request edit}} – it will explain how to get edits done when there is a conflict of interest. You put the template on the article talk page, followed by the particular edit language you'd like. Verifiable sources/references are important. Quality composition helps greatly – people don't want to do homework for other editors. – S. Rich (talk) 18:54, 30 October 2014 (UTC)