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September 2011[edit]

Please do not add or change content without verifying it by citing reliable sources, as you did to Windows 8. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Jasper Deng (talk) 02:47, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Reliable sourcing[edit]

Windows 8 News and Youtube are not reliable sources. Also, per our manual of style, please do not refer to the reader (like saying "you can"), use proper grammar, and do not add original research (your own research). Thank you.Jasper Deng (talk) 17:41, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

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Hi there, a while back you contacted me about the inclusion of catchphrases for Cyberchase characters. I opened a discussion on the talk page on January 28th. If you aren't interested in discussing, then I will remove the content again, otherwise, please add your comments to the talk page. As you probably are aware, consensus is determined through discussion. Thanks. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 01:09, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

March 2015[edit]

Information icon Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you tried to give Microsoft Surface 3 a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into another page with a different name. This is known as a "cut-and-paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is legally required for attribution. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

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How do you move a page to a page that already exists and is a redirect?Ians18 (talk) 18:38, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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Cyberchase Season 10[edit]

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Hi, I've been away and I can assure you that I have taken all the pictures myself. None of them have copyright issues as I am the sole creator of all of them.Ians18 (talk) 08:09, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

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The picture of the bear is something I took with my own camera. Is it possible to restore the image? Ians18 (talk) 08:10, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Surface pictures[edit]

Okay, here's an idea; why not just look for a PD-licensed image (we have a whole site full of them, you know) and open them in full screen mode on the tablet? ViperSnake151  Talk  18:26, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Here's an idea for you. None of my pictures feature any other pictures that I myself have not taken. I.E. I hold the copyright/ownership to all my images. Therefore no one on Wikipedia has the right to delete them without getting a response from me. I have been away so sorry for not dedicating my life to Wikipedia. But I wan't to let you and everyone else know that those images will be back on Wikipedia soon because whoever marked the image as having copyright issues did not even bother to check with me first without marking it for deletion. Ians18 (talk) 08:13, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
No, what I was saying was that you can work your self-made pictures into them without sloppily editing them in. ViperSnake151  Talk  17:35, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
So I'm not the best photoshopper in the world. Are you any better? Then, please create your own pictures. No one looking for information on the Surface is even going to remotely care if the image looks slightly off. I still don't exactly know which photo you are referring to. I don't have amazing skills in Photoshop but the image will have to do. Ians18 (talk) 19:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

DIsagree and related templates[edit]

Just wanted to note that templates like {{disagree}} are mostly intended for closing discussions. It's not really for discussions trying to come to a consensus or for !voting—at least on en-wikipedia as other wikis might use an equivalent to {{support}} and {{oppose}}. If you want to see symbols in !voting/RfC discussions consider using User:Ais523's votesymbols.js. See Wikipedia:Deletion review/Perennial requests#Template:Support and Wikipedia:User scripts. PaleAqua (talk) 04:41, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, but other users have used it in the past in talk pages. Don't try and single me out. We are only two/three people discussing here and I would like this discussion to end. Ians18 (talk) 04:49, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
No problem, not trying to single out, which is why I pointed out here instead of at the article's talk page. And yes would be nice if we could come to some sort of consensus and end the discussion. PaleAqua (talk) 06:42, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

I know there is an ongoing discussion, but I wanted to give you a heads up that you're close to violating WP:3RR on Microsoft Surface. agtx 19:22, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

User TheHoax has reverted my edits as well in violation of WP:BRDC Ians18 (talk) 19:24, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Did you ever bother to look at my last edit or were you just trigger happy? There is nothing controversial about that edit. TheHoax (talk) 19:25, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
You renamed Surface 2 to MicrSurface 2, breaking the Wikilink. :/ Ians18 (talk) 19:28, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
And your point is? You can fix that without reverting my edits? TheHoax (talk) 19:29, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
I did think you renamed it the Surface RT to undo my edits. Ians18 (talk) 19:31, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
So you didn't bother to look? TheHoax (talk) 19:38, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
You have previously edited in violation of WP:BRDC, so it was my mistake. All redirects have been fixed now. Ians18 (talk) 19:40, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

July 2015[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Microsoft Surface. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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