User talk:GoingBatty

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Your article on Tsoureki[edit]

Hi, I am puzzled that you thought Tsoureki comes from a Turkish word. do you know that most of the words in Turkish come from Arabic, Greek, Persian, French or something they have made up? If anything the root of the word like it is in most languages is Greek. Additionally, it’s not even something Turkish people eat so why would they name it? This is a mainly Greek and Armenian Christian tradition, passed down from generations. Please fix your error in your writing, it is inaccurate. Nbalikciyan (talk) 16:09, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

@Nbalikciyan: My edit to the Tsoureki article was only to fix a minor typographical error. Was my edit correct, or should I have done something else? If you have suggestions or concerns about the article, you may edit it yourself (and provide references), or discuss it with other knowledgeable editors on Talk:Tsoureki. Thanks, and happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 16:17, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for participating in AWB project[edit]

Hi GoingBatty,

I greatly appreciate your dedicated work on AWB cleanup and would love to hear from you about my latest project: User:Uziel302/Typos, where I upload lists of high probability typos and with a script I wrote I correct the real typos in one click. No need to set up AWB setting for each replacement, and if the replacement is inaccurate, you can put alternative replacement in a simple popup.

Any feedback is much appreciated.

Thanks, Uziel302 (talk) 17:40, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

@Uziel302: Thanks for the invite! I'm trying out your tool and it looks interesting. Here are my first thoughts:
  • The amount of text you show is usually enough to fix the typo, but not enough to know if it's within a quote (and shouldn't be fixed).
  • When I click "Replace", I get a pop-up saying "Probably fixed", which makes me want to look at the fix. Could clicking "Replace" automatically open a new tab that shows the edit you just made, so you can quickly undo it if it was incorrect? (e.g. fixing Menands, New York would show this edit)
  • When I click "Replace" for Tivoli, New York, I get a pop-up saying "Could not find word in context line". Is this something that can be fixed? If not, maybe provide an option to edit manually?
  • I removed false positives such as Highland Park, New Jersey and Washington Grove, Maryland - will they get readded to your list?
  • Please consider expanding the instructions to say "After adding importScript('User:Uziel302/typos.js'); to User:YOURNAME/common.js and refreshing your browser, you will have the following buttons on this page:"
  • Mound Bayou, Mississippi is still on the list, even though it was fixed on May 14. Could the list be updated more frequently?
Thanks! GoingBatty (talk) 19:04, 2 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, I will work on it. Not found in context is usually becuase of newline and can be fixed. Feel free to edit the instructions. In Hebrew Wikipedia I just excluded first cycle results from second cycle list so I plan that here too removed stuff won't be readded. Uziel302 (talk) 19:25, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Oceana References[edit]

Hey GoingBatty,

I've looked into finding third party info, and basically nothing comes up even the more basic stuff. There are news articles here and there about specific actions, but no third party really has any good info for "About," "Current Campaigns," or "Expeditions" While there is still a list of celebrity supporters elsewhere and some victories in newspaper, it seems hard to find any usable data for other sections. Additionally, the third party sources that I've found with info all say "self reported by the organization," or something along those lines. Do you have any suggestions?

I also believe that Oceana is a government approved charity, meaning that they are required to put out factually correct information, even if that may be slanted to support them; meaning that, as long as it's paraphrased by someone like me, it's still a reliable source. That being said, I don't fully understand Wikipedia yet, so if that's wrong please tell me.

Thanks for the help! Toad02 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Toad02 (talkcontribs) 19:33, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

@Toad02: Welcome to Wikipedia! I suggest you read Wikipedia:Identifying and using independent sources about the importance of third-party sources. I'm glad you have found some third-party sources, and I suggest you add them to the article, or mention them at Talk:Oceana (non-profit group) if you need help adding them.
I see you have only edited the Oceana (non-profit group) article. I suggest you also read Wikipedia:Plain and simple conflict of interest guide. Thanks and happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 19:43, 24 June 2019 (UTC)