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Could you please stop your edit war[edit]

Could you please stop your edit war and instead answer the outstanding discussions and questions. Thank you. IQinn (talk) 10:33, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Philip Bloom[edit]

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Stop your edit war now[edit]

This topic is under discussion and you have been warned multiple times. Please stop your edit war over many pages like here IQinn (talk) 23:29, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

You also reverted here and on other pages. These topics are under discussion but you refuse to discuss and to answer questions. IQinn (talk) 00:06, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

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Iqinn, please do not add obnoxious templates to userpages - it is bordering on incivility - especially given the frequency with which you accuse long-standing editors of "edit warring" with you whenever they undo a removal you made; even if it is the first time and they have left you polite notes on talk pages. In almost five years of editing, I have never seen a suggestion of Geo_Swan being involved in an edit war - and I highly doubt he has gotten into 11 edit wars with you in the last three weeks. More likely, you're trying to appeal to some misplaced sense of authority to command him to fall in line with your thinking and hoping that spurious warnings will cow him. I'd advise against that course of action, and encourage you to work with editors you consider in opposition to you to improve the project, rather than simply try and force them to allow you to shape it as you see fit. There are millions of us here, you're just one more drop in the ocean. Sherurcij (speaker for the dead) 00:17, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Sherurcij, we know you and Geo Swan have closely worked together in the past and i understand you want to defend him. But it does not matter how long somebody already edit Wikipedia. He is refusing to discuss the topics and he is refusing to answer questions. Instead he is reverting on multiple pages. That is exactly what we call edit war and the warning template is exactly the right one for this. I have ask so often in a more friendly way. IQinn (talk) 00:33, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Can you point to a page he has reverted more than three times in a 24-hour period? Sherurcij (speaker for the dead) 02:41, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
As someone who has been blocked for edit warring himself and may have read the warning template you should know that this is not the only definition for an edit war. He has reverted similar edits on many pages in recent days that are under discussion. And he has been told and warned about that. At the same time he is refusing to answer questions and to discuss these issues and keeps reverting. Exactly the definition for edit warring. You may re-read the policies that forbids edit warring generally and that tells you that editors may be blocked if they edit war, with or without breaching 3RR. IQinn (talk) 02:57, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

You are currently adding links that are controversial and under discussion: here, here, here, here. You know that these kind of links are under discussion. I must say i found it very disruptive that you do not discuss the topic here and instead adds more of these links instead - that's disruptive.

Also i must say that i find your comment to this talk page not helpful.

I just wanted to let you know that. IQinn (talk) 11:10, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Iqinn, I urge you to stop making links to regular wikipedia pages look like diffs -- it is confusing and gives the appearance of bad faith[edit]

Iqinn, I urge you to stop making links to regular wikipedia pages look like diffs -- it is confusing and gives the appearance of bad faith

I say it gives the appearance of bad faith, or could give the appearance of bad faith, because a lot of experienced wikipedia contributors feel they can trust that when other wikipedia contributors imply they have diffs, and supply links that look like diffs, those diffs do in fact substantiate their claims. You write about things you have written elsewhere that imply you have diffs, and supply links that look like diffs -- which aren't diffs. This isn't just confusing -- it is likely to make people less familiar with you than I am think that you intended to deceive your readers into thinking you could supply those diffs.

I think you didn't intend to deceive anyone. I think that, in spite of eight months of participation here, and close to 10,000 edits, you somehow missed learning the different ways we link to external references, to diffs, and to regular wikipedia pages. I think you honestly don't realize the appearance of bad faith your freqent use things that you look like diffs could give.

Iqinn, you are thin-skinned. You take offense quickly. The previous three paragraphs may have made you angry. I urge you to set aside that anger, because it is not just me -- I can't help noticing that your communication with many, perhaps even most, of your wikipedia correspondents ends up acrimonious. I honestly think that if you follow the advice I am about to give you it will help curb the tendency for your correspondence to end up acrimonious.

The particular link you used was:

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Asim_Thahit_Abdullah_Al_Khalaqi#Comment your comment]

This should really have been a regular wikilink

[[Talk:Asim_Thahit_Abdullah_Al_Khalaqi#Comment]]

That renders as Talk:Asim_Thahit_Abdullah_Al_Khalaqi#Comment.

From the context you meant to put http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Asim_Thahit_Abdullah_Al_Khalaqi&diff=337480324&oldid=337479855 inside the single brackets to get your comment.

Iqinn, I encourage you to conform to the conventions on how experienced wikipedia contributor signal that they have diffs, and only use the wording that implies you are supplying diffs when you really are supplying diffs. If you are merely supplying a regular wikilink, or a link to a subheading within a wikipedia pages, I encourage you to make that a regular wikilink.

I repeat that I honestly believe this step will help you with your communication with all your wikipedia correspondents, not just with me.

I repeat that I honestly believe your intention was not deceitful.

Please understand that, although, intellectually, I believe your intent was not deceitful, nevertheless my first response to discovering that what looked like a diff, wasn't a diff is the same kind of annoyance I think you can expect from all your experienced correspondents. We all have a limited store of good will that we can expend when we try to assume good faith. Please don't cause me to expend my limited store of good faith by not bothering to conform to our conventions, when it would be trivial for you to do so.

FWIW, I remember your recent comment that I thought I was a know-it-all. FWIW, I think most people would agree that comment was a clear lapse from WP:NPA. I did not give you this advice to belittle you, or otherwise act like a know-it-all. I honestly believe that informing you of easily avoidable triggers will make your communication with all your corrspondents go more smoothly. Geo Swan (talk) 12:30, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

I beg your pardon Geo Swan but i think one or to brackets do not make the big difference and there are perfect diffs to show what i wanted to show to you. These links bring you exactly to the intended section. I will put it here again and you might argue about the content of my post instead of arguing about the person or minor form issue. The links bring you exactly to the right place and to suggest it would be bad faith on my side to use one bracket instead of two is by best... Really i was always and will be always open for advise from other editors but your message here with this extensive heading bold passages and extensive name calling (what is uncivil) looks by best not helpful for me and i might not speculate about the real reason for that. You are more than welcome to address the content of my message:
You are currently adding links that are controversial and under discussion: here, here, here, here. You know that these kind of links are under discussion here: User_talk:Geo_Swan#Could_you_please_explain... links are under discussion as you know. I must say i found it very disruptive that you do not discuss the topic in this discussion and instead adds more of these links instead - that's disruptive.
Also i must say that i find Talk:Asim_Thahit_Abdullah_Al_Khalaqi#Comment to this talk page not helpful.
I just wanted to let you know that. IQinn (talk) 13:39, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

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Multiple names for this individual... Geo Swan (talk) 01:17, 16 January 2010 (UTC)


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Tablighi Jamaat[edit]

I found out that you made good amount of contribs to Tablighi Jamaat. I've been working on this article since some time. I just wanted to make a friendly request for article assessment. I will appreciate if you can comment on the quality of current article and any possible areas of improvement. Few lines here, may be. Hamza [ talk ] 17:16, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

NYT may go to subscriber-only[edit]

Just a heads-up that the New York Times may soon require a subscription again.

I assume/hope that the old links will at least continue to show the article's title, as it used to, but I thought you might want to keep your eyes open for NYT URLs that may need to be expanded.

-- Randy2063 (talk) 17:54, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Could you please stop the relinking like here? I am going to suggest to merge the article Guantanamo hunger strikes that you have written and that is not established yet into Hunger strike. IQinn (talk) 23:00, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Really? And why are you making this suggestion? Geo Swan (talk) 23:03, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
The Hunger strike article has already a Guantanamo section. Why do we need another article that will be most likely POV as there are not enough editors to work on?
For the re-linking you may have noticed by now that i have only reverted instances in articles where a link to hunger strike is the better choice in the context of the given information. I had a look at each instance and i did not revert when a link to the new page that you have created is the better choice. A clear edit summary was given.
Please assume WP:GOODFAITH and leave enough time for replies. IQinn (talk) 07:13, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Guantanamo hunger strikes[edit]

Sorry if I've just stomped on you foot.[1] I looked around for this article just last week, probably right before you created it, and only briefly again this morning -- probably the accent mark kept me from finding it, and it wasn't linked to from hunger strike AFAICT which had a lot of poorly sourced info on this already. I leave the resulting mess in your capable hands though! -- Kendrick7talk 11:50, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, the Guantanamo spelling makes more sense and seems to be the trend around here. I had originally just C&P'd from an offsite ref and was sticking with their spelling. -- Kendrick7talk 22:58, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of James Hayes (US soldier)[edit]

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He admitted to killing another living soul. Seems notable enough to me! -- Kendrick7talk 06:07, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Abdul Majid Khan deleted content[edit]

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Abdul Majeed Khan was born in Toru, Mardan District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan in 1940. Abdul Majeed Khan was an advocate by profession and was a famous name in Mardan District bar. He was also a famous name in the nationalist party which is now called AWAMI NATIONAL PARTY and he was the president of ANP of Mardan District. But later he left party because of unnecessary interferences of Azam Khan Hoti who was the brother in law of party,s leader Abdul Wali Khan but all the time Abdul majeed khan was respected by all other nationalist and other political leaders this why he was welcome by an old nationalist leader Afzal Khan lala to his party named pukhtunkhwa qami party. Abdul Majeed Khan had also great respect in his village Toru,his villagers called him a statue of a real Pukhtun. Abdul Majeed Khan died in Toru in 2003 and buried in his village Toru. May his soul rest in peace

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