User talk:Gymjim

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Hello, I'm Gadfium. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Waipukurau, but you didn't provide a reliable source. I’ve removed it 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. Thanks, -gadfium 20:13, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

Please search the internet and you will find the reliable sources for which you are asking for.

You must provide sources for your edits when asked. See WP:BURDEN. If you continue to make edits without providing such sources, you may be blocked from editing.-gadfium 04:29, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for making an effort to provide links. At least now we can discuss the people.

For a sportsperson to be considered notable, they need to have represented their country, or been inducted into a hall of fame, or similar. Under 21 teams do not count for this. The reference you give does establish a connection to Waipukurau, which is at least a start.

For an actor to be notable, they would need to have a solid body of work including some significant roles. IMDB is not an authoritative source, and it only shows minor roles in a single TV series.

I don't expect that every person added to a list of notable people from an area is necessarily going to pass the criteria at Wikipedia:Notability (people), but they do need to come reasonably close. You might find the essay Wikipedia:Namechecking to be insightful.-gadfium 20:18, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I have asked you several times to provide sources, and pointed out that the sources you have provided are inadequate to establish notability. You persist in adding these names to the article, and it seems you have no further explanation of why they are considered notable. Please take the next 24 hours to reconsider your actions.-gadfium 22:24, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

(Post below copied from my talk page-gadfium 22:36, 23 August 2012 (UTC)) Hi Gadfium,

The links below is evidence of the changes I made to the Waipukurau site: As for the Jim Saunders change I have newspaper articles that can be scanned and sent to you.

Many thanks

Gymjim. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gymjim (talkcontribs) 22:16, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I have explained above why these links are not sufficient. You appear to have completely ignored this.
It is not necessary to scan newspaper articles. A reference does not need to be online. Giving the newspaper name, date, article title and page number is sufficient (perhaps the author too, if it's signed) as that will allow anyone who wishes to look it up at the local library. However, perhaps you could explain here what the "Worlds Olympia and Universe natural bodybuilding" is, and what year this was held. There are no Google hits for that precise phrase, so it must have occurred before the internet was common, or you have misspelled the title.
You can reply on this page.-gadfium 22:36, 23 August 2012 (UTC)