User talk:Gibbo136

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Addition of unsourced material to Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, I'm N2e. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Phil Cantillon, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you.

Hey Gibbo136. Welcome to Wikipdedia. You added a good bit of unsourced material to the Phil Cantillon article, as well as deleted a number of valid article tags that were aiming to improve the article.

I have temporarily reverted the changes you made for now.

Please fell free to add back any material for which you have sources and can add a citation. There are a couple of examples of citations for you to look at in the article as it exists today. Cheers. N2e (talk) 13:41, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

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Welcome to Wikipedia, Gibbo136! Thank you for your contributions. I am N2e and I have been editing Wikipedia for some time, so if you have any questions feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions or type {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Also, when you post on talk pages you should sign your name using four tildes (~~~~); that will automatically produce your username and the date. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! N2e (talk) 06:58, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Phil Cantillon article[edit]

Hi Gibbo. Thanks for your contribution to the Phil Cantillon article.

I'd be happy to help you learn to make edits in that article that will stick, and stay in the encyclopedia long-term.

While your first set of edits did add a few bare URL citations, those same edits also removed two full (complete) citations that had already been in the article, and also removed {{citation needed}} tags that had been in the article looking for citations to suppport specific claims. I would recommend you make edits a little less complicated, and with only one thing at a time, allowing a day or two to learn from what other editors might have to say about that (smaller) edit. Would allow learning without throwing out good work that is already in the encyclopedia.

Since you had such a complex set of edits, making both some improvements but also deleting material that should not have been deleted, I had reverted the entire set, and asked you to add back in the part that you could cite without doing the deletions.

Since you did not do that, but rather reverted and added back the entire mess, I have gone along with your approach. I've now left ALL of the material that is sourced, and removed the material that is not sourced.

My recommendation to you as a new editor, is to now add back only a little at a time, always with a citation that backs up all the claims you make in the article prose, to allow some amount of learning to occur between each set of edits. I'll try to watch the article, and help out, if you do just a little at a time. However, if you make major edits, and part are okay with Wikipedia policy, and part are not, it will make it much more difficult to improve the article. I'm really trying to help, and will if you want to work together to improve the article.


Cheers. N2e (talk) 07:08, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your additions, with sources, to the PC article. There are still several things you can do to help ensure your edits are most likely to remain in Wikipedia over the longer term. I've added some comment on the PC Talk page, and will be happy to continue helping you, little by little, over there. Cheers. N2e (talk) 01:42, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi N2e, apologise ive not been on here for a while, if you get 5 minutes could you convert the URL links to full references please, like you did with the other 2 . They dont seem to be visible when i go in the edit bit. cheers Gibbo Gibbo136 (talk) 01:23, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi Gibbo. Did not see your note to me until today. I'll be happy to convert another reference to, what is called in Wikipedia-talk, a "full" citation. But I don't have time to do them all; so please take a look at the basic citation syntax I use, put the URL into the "|url=..." field, and add the other information as appropriate. If you want to try doing one, and then shoot on over to my Talk page and ask me, I'll come back over there and check it out, and provide feedback. N2e (talk) 02:40, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
There, I just converted one more of the bare URL cites to a full citation. There are now two examples of standard citation templates in that article, one from the Liverpool Echo which I just added today, and one from The Telegraph that I added back in January. Both should serve as examples of how to write a full citation. After you've tried doing a couple yourself, ping me on my Talk page and ask me to look them over, if you want to. Cheers. N2e (talk) 02:48, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Phil Cantillon.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Phil Cantillon.jpg. I noticed that while you provided a valid copyright licensing tag, there is no proof that the creator of the file has agreed to release it under the given license.

If you are the copyright holder for this media entirely yourself but have previously published it elsewhere (especially online), please either

  • make a note permitting reuse under the CC-BY-SA or another acceptable free license (see this list) at the site of the original publication; or
  • Send an email from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en@wikimedia.org, stating your ownership of the material and your intention to publish it under a free license. You can find a sample permission letter here. If you take this step, add {{OTRS pending}} to the file description page to prevent premature deletion.

If you did not create it entirely yourself, please ask the person who created the file to take one of the two steps listed above, or if the owner of the file has already given their permission to you via email, please forward that email to permissions-en@wikimedia.org.

If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Non-free content, use a tag such as {{non-free fair use}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:File copyright tags#Fair use, and add a rationale justifying the file's use on the article or articles where it is included. See Wikipedia:File copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have provided evidence that their copyright owners have agreed to license their works under the tags you supplied, too. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Files lacking evidence of permission may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. You may wish to read the Wikipedia's image use policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:35, 10 June 2013 (UTC)