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Hi, GabeIglesia! Just to say I am removing the wikilinks you added to the Dods disambiguation page to conform with the Manual of Style MOS:DABENTRY specifically the bit about: "Include exactly one navigable (blue) link to efficiently guide readers to the most relevant article for that use of the ambiguous term. Do not wikilink any other words in the line." Kerry (talk) 20:38, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

I also added DODS as an abbreviation in the Day of Defeat: Source page, as abbreviations aren't supposed to appear in disambiguation pages unless the article itself introduces the abbreviation MOS:DABACRO. But, then I noticed there is a DODS disambiguation page, which might be the better place for the game entry than the Dods disambiguation page. Then I wondered if the abbreviation was DoDS (or some other capitalisation). At which point I thought it better to ask you to decide what the best capitalisation is (I guess the one in common use) and deal with the disambiguation accordingly. What do you reckon? Kerry (talk) 20:52, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Hello, Kerry! Thank you for fixing that on the disambiguation page. As for the abbreviation suggestion, I believe an appropriate abbreviation for Day of Defeat: Source is DoDS or DoD:S. I think DoD:S is in more common use in the community, although Valve has also referred to it as DoD: Source. Similarly, Counter-Strike: Source, which is also a Source upgrade of its respective game, is often abbreviated as CS:S or CSS, so that should be considered. GabeIglesia (talk) 23:28, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

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Hi! I'm Gabe Mcguire and I thank you for ur Info on my talking page. Also if you would like read about my backround on my page. P.S. talk to you soon! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gabe112097 (talkcontribs) 05:35, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Steam category[edit]

Is there a consensus for adding this category? Steam handles loads of games. This kind of massive editing spree needs some discussion before you waste your time. Try bringing it up at WT:VG. Thanks! Blake (Talk·Edits) 02:53, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

I think the person you'd want to inquire would be Player017, since it was originally that particular user who launched it. I had assumed the category was already discussed at some particular time and place elsewhere since it was already rolling under way. On that note, a similar situation is with categories that characterize games by platform (Categories for Windows and Xbox Live Arcade, as examples), if we are to consider the same rationale that there are just so many games for that one particular characteristic. Thank you for bringing this to mind though. GabeIglesia (talk) 03:14, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I'll talk to him. The thing is, Steam has consistently been a matter of discussion of whether or not it is considered "a platform", and I think the general consensus is that it is a store, not a platform. Thanks, Blake (Talk·Edits) 15:00, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
Turns out I was beaten to it, and the category is up for deletion discussion. Blake (Talk·Edits) 15:02, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks much for referring me to the right place! GabeIglesia (talk) 16:08, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikify has been deprecated[edit]

Hi Gabelglesia! Just a friendly note that {{Wikify}} has been deprecated in favor of more specific templates. For example, in Bruce Dinsmore, I replaced {{Wikify section}} with {{Needs table}}.. Happy editing, and happy new year! GoingBatty (talk) 04:28, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for finding a more appropriate and specific one! It works very well. GabeIglesia (talk) 05:07, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

March 2013[edit]

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who are you[edit]

hello, i dont think everyone know who you are.

pls. before writing advices to other people consider introducing yourself.TheXYWriter (talk) 18:21, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

best regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheXYWriter (talkcontribs) 18:10, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thomas Kuc biography[edit]

Hello, I am the creator of the Thomas Kuc page and unfortunately I don't understand what a referance is. If you don't mind please could you keep this page undeleted please.

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Hello GabeIglesia,

Your recent edits to the Subnautica page in my opinion negative, as the article should continue expanding. There is much more to the game than being under development. Wikipedia is not a game guide, but it should have all the details of the gameplay, plot, reception etc. It should be something more like Far cry primal: Far_Cry_Primal or like Ark survival evolved Ark%3A_Survival_Evolved. Although the article DOES look nice, with one paragraph, there NEEDS to be more. Please consider letting more edits pass through.


Wobblytabletop (talk) 13:11, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Greetings, @Wobblytabletop:. My apologies if I appear to be obstructing your attempted additions. By no means am I trying to discourage them. There are, however, conventions regarding the content and style of video game articles on Wikipedia (which differs from the game's respective Wikia). Here is a list of helpful guidelines - I recommend looking at the "what's appropriate" and "what's inappropriate" sections.
Regarding your latest additions, I deemed the last edit to be unhelpful for a variety of reasons.
1. We don't use second-person view in Wikipedia.
2. It's considered bad form to leave empty "To be filled later" sections, even if there are intentions to fill it eventually. When content is ready to be added, it can be added, but until then there's no need to leave an empty section - just add it as you go and when it's ready. As the game continues to develop and more relevant content will become available (e.g. critical reception, etc.), the article will naturally grow. Alternatively, you could also use the "Section under construction" template if you wish to remind readers and editors of the article's developing nature. Typically though, this is for already substantially-filled articles that are undergoing a major overhaul (see Criticism of the United States government for an example), as opposed to a brand new article without prior substance.
3. As far as substance goes, I felt the details you added were pretty extraneous plot details for a Wikipedia article (details about the protagonist's space mission, etc). Such would be more appropriate for the article's Wikia, in my opinion. If anything, it doesn't need to be an excessive explanation in the Wikipedia article's lead paragraph.
Thinking it over, I can see the deletionist within me got ahead of myself and I was a bit too harsh in undoing your entire edit. So I'll restore your content but edit it down rather than delete it entirely. Hope this helps. Happy to continue working with you to make the article better. GabeIglesia (talk) 19:41, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your understanding GabeIglesia, I admit also putting a second person perspective on an article is a bad decision. It makes the article less informative (Which of course is the purpose of Wikipedia). My future edits in Wikipedia will be more cautious of the rules and recommandations.

Thank you for your time, Wobblytabletop (talk) 00:00, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

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US Visa policy intro[edit]

The first sentence of the intro is confusing because it sounds like all non-US citizens need a visa to enter the US. It should indicate that some require entry visas but some do not. This misunderstanding causes many phone and email inquiries at US embassies - in Paris the US embassy answers the same question around a dozen times each day via email or telephone, about whether or not French citizens need a visa to enter the US. This first sentence is key to making it clear that some do nationalities do not need visas to go to the US. (talk) 19:33, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

@ Please refer to the talk page for my response. GabeIglesia (talk) 20:35, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I reverted the edit not as "war" but just because I'd like an explanation as to the removal of referenced material, etc. as it's explained on the talk page81.64.61.5 (talk) 21:24, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Request for comment/editing: Bruce Heyman[edit]

Hey there GabeIglesia - I recently posted some cited information about U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman on his article's talk page, with the hope that an editor might want to look it over/incorporate some it into the article. I do work for the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, which is why I do not wish to simply add the info to the article myself (we do want to honor Wikipedia's guidelines about conflict of interest/bias). Having noticed that you've edited his page in the past, I'm wondering if you'd be willing pop over there and give it a look? Even just a comment or some recommendations on how to proceed would be very helpful, as I am new to Wikipedia and know that there are sensitivities around credible editing. Thanks! ThorneEA613 (talk) 13:48, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Greetings, @ThorneEA613:. I'll have a look at it later today. Thanks for reaching out! GabeIglesia (talk) 14:29, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks very much! ThorneEA613 (talk) 14:32, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
@ThorneEA613: I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I've been a little swamped in these past few weeks, but I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about your request. Thanks for your patience! GabeIglesia (talk) 02:42, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
@GabeIglesia: No problem at all - thank you so very much for your time and effort! Let me know if I can be of any assistance. ThorneEA613 (talk) 18:09, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

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