User talk:Jac16888

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Regarding the article Fróði Fríðason Jensen[edit]


I'm new to writing on Wikipedia. I'm currently writing a biography on Fróði Fríðason Jensen, a faroese table tennis player.

First off I received a message saying that the article is not in English and it will be deleted if it has not been translated. Is it possible for you to moderate it, so that the article is posted as a Faroese article, not an English article?

Secondly, it says that there are no references, however, I've added plenty, are these alright?

Thanks for doing an awesome job

best regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ikkipermortensen (talkcontribs) 17:33, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello. This is the English language version of Wikipedia, all articles need to be in English, you can find the the Faroese language version here--Jac16888 Talk 10:31, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

About ZMAK - Ελληνική Επαγγελματική Πάλη[edit]


I would like to ask you, why did you delete the article about a Greek Pro Wrestling company? It was also flagged as "Unambiguous advertising or promotion". I understand that I mentioned the word "promotion" in it, but it was only because it's a term of pro wrestling and every company is also mentioned as a "pro wrestling promotion". There are Wikipedia pages for WWE, Impact Wrestling and many other companies in Europe.

Can we please sort this out and restore the Wikipedia page about ZMAK please? I work at ZMAK and I was granted the permission of my boss, to upload a page about our company.

Thank you in advance. MpizeliRJT (talk) 21:26, 29 May 2017 (UTC)MpizeliRJTMpizeliRJT (talk) 21:26, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

It was deleted not because of the promotion but because it was promotional - it was advertising, which we do not allow, please see WP:PROMO, and since you are employee of the company you have a clear conflict of interest with the subject so you should not be writing about it anyway. Also this is the English language Wikipedia, for English articles, not articles that are in Greek--Jac16888 Talk 22:11, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

About ZMAK - Ελληνική Επαγγελματική Πάλη[edit]

I see and I understand, thank you for pointing out the mistakes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MpizeliRJT (talkcontribs) 21:12, 30 May 2017 (UTC)


Of course you can't. It's secret! Face-wink.svg Regards SoWhy 07:27, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 June 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 23 June 2017[edit]

The Signpost: 15 July 2017[edit]

Judith của Flander[edit]

Hi, I tagged Judith của Flander with {{not english}}, and noted that it was similar to Judith of Flanders, however, there wasn't an article about her in Vietnamese WP, so would it be possible to move the article to Vietnamese WP?  Seagull123  Φ  17:10, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

I think Jac16888 is not good in English. His writes run on sentences. Trần Anh Mỹ (talk) 13:03, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Not English[edit]

Thank you. I was basing the A1 on a machine translation that indicated it was too short to be meaningful. On the other hand, User:KrakatoaKatie may have reasonably thought that I couldn't identify the subject because it wasn't in English or in the Roman alphabet. Robert McClenon (talk) 21:47, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

The translation was without context basically, something about a juggler, A1 was appropriate. Sometimes NOTENGLISH in misintrepeted to mean that none english articles can't be deleted anyway except going untranslated for two weeks --Jac16888 Talk 22:38, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

European Young Engineers[edit]

Hey there! Thanks for your input on the page. You mentioned that the style of the page is too promotional. Could you please advise me, where you have the feeling that it should be changed? I am looking forward to improving the article.

Thanks FrederikSchSp (talk) 10:34, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

All of it basically, it reads like a brochure not an encyclopedia article, for example on the first line "sharing knowledge, fostering mobility and developing personal and professional skills" - this is needlessly fluffy. The entire article needs an overhaul--Jac16888 Talk 20:45, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Jac16888. Thanks for your feedback. May I ask for more specific advice on the page? I was editing it and you say it is still too far away from being an appropriate article. I am willing to improve it, but could you point out what needs an update? Thank you! FrederikSchSp (talk) 22:54, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

As I said, all of it. What you have is a brochure, not an encyclopedia article. The opening paragraph is mostly about how great it is, "Objectives" is meaningless fluff, "Benefits for individuals" = why you should join us, the member organisations seems to be a largely student ones of little notability, and your references seem to be all self-published or just showing the group exists, not showing notability--Jac16888 Talk 23:12, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 5 August 2017[edit]

Czech article[edit]

HI Jac16888,

I would like to ask you to restore the deleted wikipedia entry because it was a translation in Czech of the original Recombinant antibodies. Therefore, I was not trying the plagiarize or duplicate but provide the available information to Czech readers as well. Moreover I am the author of Recombinant antibodies. Is there anything I can do to restore the page? For future reference is it a problem to translate a page on wikipedia?

Best regards

Petra Hadlova — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hadlova Petra (talkcontribs) 05:03, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello Jac16888, there might have been a mistake by Petra, who created the page on enwiki instead of cswiki. Can you please restore the page to her sandbox? Thank you. --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 14:43, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
@Hadlova Petra:, I have placed the article in your sandbox (it can be found at User:Hadlova Petra/Rekombinantní protilátky). As Vojtěch says above, this is the wrong Wikipedia to create a Czech version on, you need to go here--Jac16888 Talk 21:03, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

I am sorry, that was a silly mistake. Thank you

Have a great day

PH — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hadlova Petra (talkcontribs) 07:03, 23 August 2017 (UTC)


First time editor. I've been edited The_Warning_(Mexican_band) since July, and arose this morning to find that almost 100% of my work has been removed, apparently for one vimeo link that was on a banned list. The link in question was the second part of an interview that was created in 2015 as part of a GoFundMe campaign that ended in the same year. The interview itself was purely informational, and did not contain a donation request. It was used as an introduction to the young band who needed money to attend Berklee College of Music for professional training. From what I can tell (still researching) the interview was original hosted on while the GoFundMe was active, but was moved to Vimeo later. The website was itself created as a donation to the GoFundMe. If there are no other problems, I can change the direct link to a citation, but I'm unsure what to do at this point to recover my lost work.

Also, yesterday I post an InfoBox banner at the top, noting that the page was under construction. I didn't know about the "In Use" template. So many things to learn...TWwiki-1 (talk) 14:20, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

@TWwiki-1: The content was removed on purpose, by me. Not because of the link but because of the content itself. The article as it stood was a combination of blatant promotion and meaningless fluff of the sort you might find on a band website, it was not remotely encyclopedic. I suggest you take a look at WP:FIRST and WP:BAND for how to go about rewriting the article properly, I would also suggest you take a look at WP:COI which I suspect applies to you--Jac16888 Talk 14:51, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

I freely admit to being a fan, and have purchased their CD, but I otherwise have no connection of any kind to the band. I am retired, and creating this wiki is currently a hobby, as a first time wiki editor. The band is very popular with people in my age group, and I'm creating the wiki so we have a better understanding of their history. What you interpret as "fluff" is probably my grandfatherly instincts that are shared by all the older fans. I'm currently researching a period that is very information dense, with many overlapping themes, and I've been using the timeline I created inside the History section as a repository so information can be sorted into chronological order as I discover it. When I have an overall picture, I will then edit it down into paragraphs. In the meantime it still searves a useful purpose. Since I now have some wiki guidelines to go by (WP:promo, WP:Band, etc) I can rearrange the material to better suit the purpose of the wiki.
Also, I have stopped using TWwiki-1 because I created a new account, TWwikiGuy, so I have a common username on Wikipedia and Google and people understand the connection between them. My Google channel will be used solely to create playlists of videos sharing a common theme that I can use as wiki links, but I suspect that falls under a "conflict of interest" protocol, and can be interpreted as fan-oriented and not encyclopedic. I suppose much of what I've done falls under that category because the band's webpage and exisiting fan sites have little information about them, and the primary purpose I had for adding material to the wiki was to provide that information.
I suspect that what I need to do is just remove all my edits and do this work off-line. To do so, however, I need access to the wiki for a few moments. How can this be arranged? TWwiki-1 (talk) 15:38, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

A day to day breakdown of their history, and a list of every time they've ever sung or recorded will never constitute encyclopedic content I'm afraid. If you want to share that kind of information, thats what a fanpage would be for. As for the removed content, that can be found in the history of the article, for example the last version edited by you is here--Jac16888 Talk 16:23, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you. My problem, as I recollect, is that there was no decision tree to follow as a first time editor. A simple "YES-NO, do you know what you're doing" followed by an eventual "What kind of wiki do you want to create? -> WP:BAND" would have helped immensely. (talk) 17:10, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

WP:FIRST or WP:WELCOME--Jac16888 Talk 20:48, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

Regarding the article Christen Democratische Studenten[edit]


I'm new on Wikipdia as a writer. I created an account on Wikipdia to contribute to this great encyclopedic platform, to the knowledge we can share, to make it more complete. On the Wikipdia page of (EDS) I noticed the reference to the Belgium student association of CDS. This Flemish association has a page in Dutch but not yet in English. Tonight I tried to contribute by creating this missing English page about the CDS association. But you Jac16888 deleted the page with the argumentation of "A7: No credible indication of importance (individuals, animals, organizations, web content, events". I disagree about this and would like to bring the page back online. The organization exists and plays an important role in Flemish student life and the EDS network so the English page is relevant. In the future I'm willing to work on extension of the content on the page, the history, former members and so on.

I hope to made clear why this page is an contribution to Wikipedia and why I should be back online. I looking forward to your answer.

Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lodewijk333 (talkcontribs) 21:00, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Hello. The fact that this group exists and people are members is not sufficient to meet our WP:NOTABILITY criteria, there needs to be multiple reliable third party references of which there were none--Jac16888 Talk 22:30, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Dear Jac16888,

Thanks for your reaction and thanks for your critical review. You're correct there were no third party sources citeted. I will provide an improved text that will meet also this criteria.

Yours sincerely — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lodewijk333 (talkcontribs) 17:32, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Please do so in your draftspace and submit the article to our article creation system--Jac16888 Talk 17:35, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Contrague on Gala round in Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs 2017[edit]

Hello Jac16888, I want to tell that the gala round performences were too important and should not have to be removed. It was not trivial so we also face problems without it. Please don't blank contents. We need the gala round info. Everyone is agreeing to put it back so please agree to it. Thank you. (talk) 12:00, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

I'm sorry but yes it is trivial, it is unsourced and unnecessarily detailed. I don't see anybody trying to put it back except for you, and I'm not the only person to have removed it. You're free to start your own Wikia, it would be better suited there--Jac16888 Talk 16:37, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Actually, many ip 's and some users also want it back so it is not trivial. Thanks. (talk) 10:54, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

Even if that is true, and I don't see that it is, it doesn't make the information not trivial--Jac16888 Talk 21:21, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

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