User talk:JanetteDoe

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Global warming[edit]

Similar comment.... your bare url tag at Global warming made me waste time checking 230+ citations to find a single bare url, which was outdated anyway. Cleanup is great; thanks for caring..... HOWEVER..... it wouldn't hurt to try harder to distinguish between a single piece of litter you just bend over to pick up and a bear-trashed garbage can scattered up and down the road for which you need to call grounds keeping. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 10:30, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Either you used a control key search in which case you are complaining about typing at most ten keystrokes, or you used a naked eye search which is very slow and misses things. As it did this time. How about instead of lecturing others you try to improve your editing skills? JanetteDoe (talk) 01:56, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
I always like to learn. I made a WP:AGF effort at locating the offending items on the article page I most care about, and found just one. If you are correct, then I did not know about my ignorance and need to take your advice about improving my editing skills! But I still don't know what I don't know. Would you please help me fix this problem by pointing out examples that existed at the time of my comment (10:30 6 August) and teaching me what the faster, more reliable alternative means I could have used to find them? NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 03:38, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Tagging an Article[edit]

You reviewed the article Vienna Document, for which I thank you. However, you applied a tag to it for bare references. I tried to use the tool specified for the purpose, and it said that no changes were made. Is there something more subtle that I should change in the article, or should I remove the template, or is something else the issue? Robert McClenon (talk) 02:43, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I've tried to use that tool myself with limited success. Most of the time I do it manually. Sorry, I wish I had a better answer for you. JanetteDoe (talk) 01:58, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
That is one of two answers. The other, as I discovered with other recently reviewed articles on similar treaties, is to do nothing, and then someone else will fix the links manually. This is a collaborative project. Robert McClenon (talk) 02:34, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Tagging for linkrot[edit]

Please don't add this tag for just a few bare links. It would be better to use Reflinks directly instead of tagging with "please can someone else do it?" In Barbie, Reflinks found only one link to fill in, while in Great Recession it did not find any at all. This type of tagging makes articles look ugly without actually improving anything.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:57, 22 August 2013 (UTC)


   Thanks for the page on the previously missing Anson Parsons Hotaling. I never knew his given name, but i had the feeling he was not one of those on the dab page Hotaling, so i searched for others, then added him to that page -- and also created a series of Redirects to your bio on him.
--Jerzyt 22:07, 17 December 2014 (UTC)