User talk:GermanJoe

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Hello, GermanJoe, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! -Phoenixrod (talk) 19:58, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

The Signpost
21 July 2016

CD3WD as "See also" in Survivalism?[edit]

Hello @Tronba:, I hope you do not mind when I answer your mail here. In my opinion, Wikipedia-related questions are best discussed on-Wiki (unless the topic is sensitive or of a personal nature of course) - this way other interested editors have the chance to see the discussion and add to it if they want. Regarding your question: the relevant guideline (WP:SEEALSO) gives some leeway for editorial judgement. In short: if you believe, that the article CD3WD could be a valuable and relevant additional link for readers of Survivalism, it should be OK to add an internal Wiki-link in "See also". If other editors disagree (not me - based on a quick, very brief check), they can simply remove the link later (with an explanation why) and/or start a discussion at the article's talkpage - but that's part of the normal editorial process on Wikipedia to find a consensus, when editors disagree on something. I hope, that somewhat general answer helps a bit. Best regards. GermanJoe (talk) 21:56, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Hay @GermanJoe:, Thanks for you explanation. I am pretty new to wikipedia article creation and editorial work but i will hopefully get the hang of it. I will add the link and follow the page / talkpage to see what other editors think. Again thanks for your feedback. (talk) 09:30, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-24[edit]

18:41, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-25[edit]

19:14, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-26[edit]

15:42, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[edit]

Editing News #2—2016 Read this in another languageSubscription list for this multilingual newsletter

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Applied Materials[edit]

Hey! I see you've previously been involved in improving Applied Materials, and I was hoping you could help me with another edit to that article. Currently it's flagged with two warning templates—"connected contributor" and "primary sources"—which are both several years old, and which I believe no longer apply. However, I work for a communications agency for which Applied Materials is a client, and due to this COI I can't edit the article myself. Would you be willing to take a look and remove the warning templates if you agree with my suggestion? Thanks for your time! Mary Gaulke (talk) 20:33, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello @MaryGaulke:, thank you for following Wikipedia's COI-guideline. I have removed the maintenance tags as they have been mostly addressed with recent edits (such tags should only be used on substantial ongoing problems), and left some additional thoughts and suggestions for further improvements on the article's talkpage. Any additional independent reliable source would also help to strengthen the article of course. GermanJoe (talk) 07:33, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks so much for your help! Mary Gaulke (talk) 22:41, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-27[edit]

19:45, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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Tech News: 2016-28[edit]

15:15, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-29[edit]

12:01, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

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nit-picking tools
and brainstorming
... you were recipient
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--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:45, 19 July 2016 (UTC)