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Blocked an IP providing valid Reference Desk answers?[edit]

I noticed that an IP who contributed valid discussion on the Reference Desk has had their IP blocked and Reference Desk edits reverted (despite their answers not appearing to be vandalism). I just wanted to check if this was intentional. The user is Special:Contributions/ The reason I'm interested is because the user provided a detailed answer to my reference desk question that I wanted to reply to, but since it got reverted, now I'm at an impasse. Thanks -- (talk) 17:16, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your concern. I'm afraid to say that the person who typed that response to you has been banned from Wikipedia for many years. Per WP:BAN, banned users are not allowed to contribute anywhere, even if some of their contributions are helpful. Since you got your answer from them, and liked it, there's no need to keep it around anymore. If you have any more questions or concerns, please let me know. --Jayron32 17:20, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
I understand. Thank you for your reply. -- (talk) 21:51, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Do you remember 2011?[edit]

ACTRIAL → ACREQ: Please see T192455. This risks becoming the same fiasco as Bugzilla 2011. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:15, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

The problem here is that you have people giving ultimatums. If you want to encourage people to ignore you, issue an ultimatum. If you want them to be helpful, try a different approach. Since the ultimatums have been given, I think the cat is out of the bag on that one. Expect no one to do anything; and the reason they won't is because you have demanded it. If people simply had let them work on it on its own time, or if people had simply asked for a timetable from the tech people, and then said "looks good, thank you very much" when they gave you a timetable, it would be done on that time table. Once someone decided "YOU WILL DO THIS BY MAY 3!", all of those tech people simultaneously said "fuck you" and decided they are never going to do your job. Should they act that way? Who cares. Anyone who has ever dealt with any other human being successfully would have predicted they would do that, and that's the only point: if it is predictable that they would drag their feet when people issue ultimatums, don't be surprised when they do exactly that. It could have been done on time. Now that everyone is getting emotional and making demands it won't be. Congrats. --Jayron32 12:52, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

ANI Report[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. RickinBaltimore (talk) 16:05, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. Took care of it. Carry on. --Jayron32 16:13, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Good catch on that! RickinBaltimore (talk) 16:13, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
She's not that hard to spot. She usually (as here) marches in with a bullhorn announcing her presence. --Jayron32 16:14, 26 April 2018 (UTC)


Hello. I see that you're contributing some much needed improvement to CIR. I think your changes would be clearer if you reinstated the previous version of the text and then do a single edit with your new version. Either that or use the 'in use' tag. I'm concerned that it's going to be hard for editors who are less familiar with the previous version to understand what's been changed and to discuss it. SPECIFICO talk 12:47, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

If I have removed something that you think should be returned, please do so. Much of what I had removed had the tone of a personal essay, rather than a guidance page for wikipedia users, and I think the tone has improved by my edits. Feel free to fix any mistakes I may have made as well! --Jayron32 12:51, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
Oh, I agree that it needs fixing, and it's great that you're doing it. I just don't want to jump in and reinstate something that you are about to reinstate in an improved form. SPECIFICO talk 13:11, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
No, I'm pretty much done with what I needed to do. Feel free to edit away! --Jayron32 13:12, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
Got it. Thanks. SPECIFICO talk 13:21, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Blocking lifted, but I still see that I'm 'Blocked'. Please assist.[edit]

Hello. I haven't been on Wikipedia for a few months. When I logged in I saw that I am still 'blocked' from editing, but as of my last discussion with you and another editor, I was cleared to edit. Is this an 'autoblock' or other? Can you please advise me what the current status is? The last entry between us indicated I was clear to start editing again. I would like to start a new article for Rabbi Steve Leder. Thank you for your assistance. EllenSheehy (talk) 20:11, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

So long as you remain logged in as User:EllenSheehy you should be free to edit. (After all, you are able to post here). If you want to create a new article consider doing so at Draft:Steven Leder. For advice in creating an article, you should see WP:Your first article. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 20:46, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you EdJohnstonEllenSheehy (talk) 21:14, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
@EllenSheehy: If you edited this talk page, you aren't blocked. If you are concerned about the block message on your userpage, you can just remove it. --Jayron32 01:21, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – May 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2018).


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  • Lankiveil (Craig Franklin) passed away in mid-April. Lankiveil joined Wikipedia on 12 August 2004 and became an administrator on 31 August 2008. During his time with the Wikimedia community, Lankiveil served as an oversighter for the English Wikipedia and as president of Wikimedia Australia.

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Disambiguation link notification for May 2[edit]

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I saw your comment about Medeis. I've had occasional emails with Medeis, the last one being a number of months ago [late February]. It's been two months since Medeis' last activity here. I sent a new email a week or so ago, and have heard nothing. Beyond that, there's no way to know, that I know of. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:16, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Indeed. I have been worried since I noticed she vanished; her latest posts give no indication she was intending to take a long sabatical from Wikipedia; and I have been concerned about her well being given that it isn't in character for her to just disappear for long stretches at a time. --Jayron32 14:18, 2 May 2018 (UTC)
Coupled with comments from time to time indicating various serious health issues. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:19, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png I can't tell you how nice it is to work in a community where you can count on others to have common sense and experience when one feels like one can lose it any moment. And if some of those members also have a sense of humor and some real dedication to our beautiful project, all the better. Cheers, and thank you for your many years of service. Drmies (talk) 02:25, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
Slainte! --Jayron32 02:27, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Dan DeBono (SEAL)[edit]

probably could be a redirect to the page about the relevant election, but I don't know where it is.--Dlohcierekim  (talk) 09:33, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
Meh. --Jayron32 10:57, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
I remember when people, especially republicans, laughed at Wikipedia. Now they threaten to sue us if we delete their artspam.--Dlohcierekim (talk) 14:22, 3 May 2018 (UTC)


I just sent you an email message of some importance (nothing to do with ANI or any other editing topic, nor about Medeis or any other known user). ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:14, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Actually, you can probably ignore it. It was about a hack attempt, but there seems to have been a lot of that going on today. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:38, 3 May 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, like it happened to everyone today. Seems like someone set up some kind of attack on Wikipedia in general. You can ignore it. --Jayron32 00:27, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Yoo Ah-in[edit]

It's been a month since the discussion of the changes took place on the article's talk page. With the exception of user Mimudy24 and her sockpuppet ailsick21, the rest of the editors have agreed that the changes which I've proposed were valid. So therefore I'm making the request to unprotect the article. Fukenash (talk) 15:11, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

Can you point me to the SPI our checkuser investigation that shows that they are the same person? Also, I don't see any evidence that you have brought in neutral editors to evaluate the situation. I'm willing to unprotect in the case of consensus, but two editors is not really a consensus. --Jayron32 21:27, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
I have no idea what is SPI. Both user Mimudy24 and Ailsick21, a newly created account, are fond of writing lengthy posts which veers into intricate details that only a dedicated fan of the subject would be familiar with. It's pretty clear both accounts belong to the same person who rejects any content that they deemed are negative to the subject. And could you please explain what do you mean by "brought in neutral editors to evaluate the situation" and "not really a consensus"??? If you look closely at the edit history of articles on Korean actors, you will realize that there aren't many registered users editing the articles. The two other editors, users Alexanderlee and Heolkpop, who both seem to be regular editors of Korean entertainment articles, were simply kind enough to chip in their thoughts on this matter. It has been a while since the discussion took place and I doubt there will be any more additional opinions so I'd like to close it and everyone can move on. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fukenash (talkcontribs) 16:14, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Ref desk Nazi[edit]

Another one for you to block please. IP. DuncanHill (talk) 18:53, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

I forsaw the future, and blocked him before you left me this message. --Jayron32 18:53, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. DuncanHill (talk) 18:55, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Pakistan and Ireland Test match[edit]

Hi Jayron32. At ITN/C, you said that "The article needs some love to rewrite it into actual, natural English". Please could you expand on this, letting me know of any specific thinigs you think should be changed/improved. Thanks. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 06:51, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

It was mostly fixed after I wrote that but before you wrote the above. It's fine now.--Jayron32 03:00, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Message from 1997kB[edit]

Hello Jayron, I am here regarding your block on this ip range. I know the user was very disruptive, but due to this block 4 951 760 157 141 521 099 596 496 896 ips are affected and also caused this problem. It will be very helpful if you reconsider this block. Thanks. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:35, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

I've modified the block to allow account creation. That should divert many of the problems. --Jayron32 14:53, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – June 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2018).


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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:00, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Can we unlock Dorothy Tarrant's page please - RfC about Emeritus/Emerita[edit]

Hi Jayron32 As Llywrch has pointed out on the Dorothy Tarrant discussion RfC about Emeritus/Emerita (3 Apr 2018), consensus appears to have been reached. Can we please therefore make the changes required and unlock the page for editing. Best wishes Claire Claire 75 (talk) 15:04, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Poor Attitude[edit]

In regards to , I'd have to say our interaction was most displeasurable. Your angry statement:

"You're expecting us to post an substandard article to the main page, with obvious and easily fixable errors? In the time it took you to argue with me, you could have already fixed the article and then you'd have had my support. Why are you so opposed to making Wikipedia articles better?"

That isn't at all true. The CBC isn't a 'substandard' source, and neither was that article. I do wish to make Wikipedia better, and wasn't sure why your tone is so disagreeable. You were not at all clear at what you were unclear about, so I really didn't understand what else to say.

User NorthernFalcon understood I just made the nomination in good faith. I'm not a very prominent Wikipedian, and your lack of compassion and understanding coupled with your personal attack is quite upsetting.

GrandKokla (talk) 19:48, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

I asked you to update the infobox. You refused to do so. I'm sorry you find the improvement of Wikipedia articles so onerous. The article was not going to be posted until after you fixed that. It's too bad that winning some imaginary argument you thought you had with me was more important to you than actually improving encyclopedia articles. Too bad, really.--Jayron32 00:15, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
  • It's not that I refused to, the point you made wasn't clear at all. I'm not sure why you're having a hard time comprehending that. The article wasn't going to be posted no matter what, and that's understandable. I don't know why you're getting so belligerent, but that's you and that's the state of your life. It doesn't matter that your negative in this way to me. It's laughable that you post "Trust in good faith" while acting like this. Sigh. I've never seen adminship get to someone like this. Oh well, I'll be contacting the Arbitration Committee about your personal attacks. GrandKokla (talk) 00:05, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
You have fun with that. Have a nice day!--Jayron32 11:45, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – July 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (June 2018).


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20th-century Western painting[edit]

Hi Jayron32. You protected 20th-century Western painting to prevent any further edit warring from happening. I'm not disputing that, but I'm wondering how it affects the implementation of Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2018 June 25#File:'Natura Morta', oil on canvas painting by Giorgio Morandi, 1956, private collection.jpg. One of the non-free uses of the file being discussed in that particular FFD was in that particular article. The FFD close by Jo-Jo Eumerus was to remove file from all articles other than Giorgio Morandi, but the file hasn't been removed from the 20th-century article yet, probably because of the page protection. The non-free use rationale for that particular use, however, has been removed from the file's page. This means that the file is likely to be flagged as WP:NFCC#10c violation for that use by a bot until either (1) a rationale for the non-free use is re-added to the file's page, or (2) the file is removed from the article. FWIW, the FFD was ongoing well before the recent spat of EW started and doesn't appear to be directly related, even though the editors involved in both might be the same. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:37, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

 Done Thanks for the heads up.--Jayron32 04:03, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for looking into this. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:28, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Blocked range[edit]

Saw a note at User talk: asking why they are blocked, and per your block message, figured I'd let you know. Home Lander (talk) 18:31, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

I've tried to address their concerns.--Jayron32 23:00, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I often read through the science reference desk during my downtime as I find a lot of interesting questions and answers. Occasionally I will ask a question or two, but mainly I just passively observe.

I'm glad that you participate in the manner in which you do. I find your answers to be great explanations. Thank you for doing so. (talk) 19:43, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Glad to be useful!--Jayron32 14:15, 7 July 2018 (UTC)


Hello. Um, this was quite unnerving to be pinged by, and I'm not sure why this user chose to tag me as we have never crossed paths. I suppose the user/sock is already blocked; could it be extended to talk pages? Thank you. Tdorante10 (talk) 10:27, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

quick ANI[edit]

That was probably the quickest ANI I have seen. Thanks,. Meters (talk) 02:27, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

We aim to please. --Jayron32 02:28, 31 July 2018 (UTC)


Jay, is it acceptable to 'close' (hat) comments, such as this and this, simply because they include posts of mine? Sca (talk) 13:46, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Side discussions, irrelevant tangents, jokes, and sniping at others is generally not conducive to arriving at a consensus, so probably don't need to happen in the first place. Insofar as the hatted text isn't producing a consensus building discussion, it's fine to hat it. You've ascribed a motive which is not at all apparent, and there's no evidence you were singled out here, so I don't see why you thought that just because you just happened to be part of those irrelevant discussions, they were closed because of you. At least, I see nothing to indicate that. --Jayron32 14:22, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
Because I had just (a few seconds earlier!) hatted this blast of rancorous chatter involving him and two others that contributed nothing to the discussion. Please see also this comment. Sca (talk) 15:32, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
I see that comment saying that someone else is inventing motives not present in the text either. Adopting the imaginary events of other people as your own is largely an unproductive process. --Jayron32 16:35, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
OK, but there was nothing contentious or antagonistic in my deliberately understated (in small type) comments in those two sections – one was an obvious joke – and no reason to "close" them. And BTW, what's up with "closing" a section instead of simply hiding (hatting) it? Closing nominations = SOP, but I haven't seen closing sections of discussions before. Sca (talk) 20:28, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
I think we're just talking circles around each other here. If you're seeking redress for a perceived wrong, please do so in a public forum like WP:ANI rather than through back channels like my talk page. If you're not interested in seeking redress, then its best to just let this drop. My advice is to move on and not worry about it. --Jayron32 12:52, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
I've reached the same conclusion. Water under the bridge. Thanks for listening. Sca (talk) 13:44, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
No trouble. --Jayron32 14:56, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

July 2018 lunar eclipse - visibility[edit]

Thank you for taking time on answering my July 2018 lunar eclipse question. SWP13 (talk) 22:54, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

No problem! Glad to help! --Jayron32 12:44, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

IP hopper[edit]

Hi, since you brought up VXFC's long term abuse at Template talk:Muhammad timeline in Mecca, would mind having a look again? It looks like the same person whose IP you blocked has moved to another. Thanks! --HyperGaruda (talk) 09:39, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Looks like someone else got it. Thanks for the heads up; yup, this was most likely VXFC. British mobile IP, arguing about the minutiae of calendar history. Story checks out. Be vigilant, and if you find her again, just ping me or AIV and someone will clean it up. --Jayron32 15:12, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

IP contributions to the Reference desk[edit]

We seem to have moved into the realms of fantasy here. Do you consider use of the "talkquote" feature to be a "formatting idiosyncracy"? (talk) 09:34, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – August 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (July 2018).


Administrator changes

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  • After a discussion at Meta, a new user group called "interface administrators" (formerly "technical administrator") has been created. Come the end of August, interface admins will be the only users able to edit site-wide JavaScript and CSS pages like MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css, or edit other user's personal JavaScript and CSS. The intention is to improve security and privacy by reducing the number of accounts which could be used to compromise the site or another user's account through malicious code. The new user group can be assigned and revoked by bureaucrats. Discussion is ongoing to establish details for implementing the group on the English Wikipedia.
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A User Falsely Complained Against Me[edit]

Hi Jayron, I had an editing dispute on the Infowars TP with Slatersteven. I see he has complained about me, and you have answered him. (I'm a new user.) I thought part of the Infowars page violated NPOV. I stated why I thought this. Slatersteven and I argued back and forth a few times on the TP which, as I understand, is not a violation. He then came over to my user TP and threatened that I was doing something wrong and should better stop. We went back and forth a little and he kept pulling previous things I wrote to try to discredit me. I NEVER intended to do anything politcal. I proposed to make the page a little more neutral, as per NPOV. He kept, however, accusing me of being "tendentious", which quite offends me. He obviously decided not to assume good faith. I can't help that. Please see my TP, as well as my discussion near the bottom of the Infowars TP. You will see that it didn't go so well for me, as very few people actually engaged my opinion. But, Slatersteven took it further. Not to complain. Just FYI. --Intellectual Property Theft (talk) 15:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Since this relates to a conversation elsewhere, please make any relevant comments in that conversation. I'd rather we kept all of this together in one place. --Jayron32 16:11, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

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Draft: David Patrikarakos[edit]

Hello Jayron32. I just saw the rejection of the David Patrikarakos entry. I had a look at it myself and understand the referencing concerns. Another editor ColinFine gave me some feedback I will help him out and get it redrafted to wikipedia standards. Le Bijoux (talk) 12:15, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Glad to be helpful. If there's anything else you need, let me know! --Jayron32 12:18, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

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Another Sealioning RfC[edit]

Talk:Sealioning#RfC about the inclusion of suggested ways to deal with sealioning

(Notifying everyone who participated in the previous RfC.) --Guy Macon (talk) 01:45, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Leo E. Strang[edit]

Someone did a short biography of my father on Wikipedia which is entirely focused on his 4 yr. as the Kent State Univ. Head Football Coach ('64-'67). It makes no mention of his career prior to that. He was one of the nation's top high school football coaches. He won 3 state and 2 national HS football titles during his six years as the Massillon Washington HS (Ohio) head coach ('58-'63). He was hired at Massillon on the recommendation of former Massillon player and coach, Paul Brown. Prior to Massillon, he was head coach at E. Cleveland Shaw, Upper Sandusky, and Caldwell. He was a football innovator: first use of helmet decals (multicolored stars used at Shaw), first use of a team/school logo helmet decal (leaping Tiger at Massillon), and first use of helmet reward stickers (small stars on front of helmet used at Massillon), first use of colored football shoes (red at Shaw and white at Massillon), first use of a barefooted soccer style kicker (at Shaw), first use of a defensive analyzation system (handheld at Upper and Shaw then converted to an electronic circuit board at Massillon) to determine best play to call based on defense opponent used, use of instamatic camera during games to help determine opponent's defensive alignment to offensive formations (at Massillon), and others. Was the winning coach for the North in the 1960 North/South Ohio HS All Star, coaching Paul Warfield and against Roger Staubach, both of whom went on the become NFL Hall of Fame members. Overall HS record (all as head coach): 109 W, 26 L, and 1 tie.'59 Ohio HS Coach of the Year. I recently completed extensive research regarding my father's coaching career and would like to have it included in a revised biography of him. However, I am not able to do the edits myself and wondered it if was something you or someone else with Wikipedia might do if I sent you my father's updated resume (for which I have citations/links/authorities)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hotshot11!! (talkcontribs) 15:50, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Do you have some source material about your father's life I could read to help use to expand the article?--Jayron32 17:33, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes. Would e-mailing his resume and source materials (such as the Helmet Hut website that had a few articles in which he was referenced) to you be the best way to do it? If so, how about if you reach out to me at and we can go from there? Much appreciated! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hotshot11!! (talkcontribs) 14:05, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Well, I'm afraid that the information needs to be both published (that is, freely available in books, magazines, websites, etc.) and in reliable sources (you'll want to read that link). So emailing me his resume does no good, that isn't a reliable, published source. Anything you have that is a reliable, published source would help though. If you can send me links or other information about how I would find that information, that would help a LOT... --Jayron32 14:52, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Long term effects of alcohol consumption[edit]

This article uses many primary sources that are contradicted by high-quality secondary sources. You reverted all my edits and asserted that primary sources from certain journals ought not be removed. Please give me an example of a citation that I removed that is a high-quality secondary source and that has not been deprecated.

You removed sources to highly respected medical journals such as JAMA. Please read WP:MEDRS and stop trying to force your own unique views on Wikipedia by pretending that sources that say things you don't like aren't reliable. --Jayron32 11:33, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2018[edit]

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2018).


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Revert at RFPP[edit]

I don't mind you declining my request at RFPP, but I would appreciate an explanation as to why it was declined, and preferably also an explanation of why a generic rollback was necessary as opposed to just an explained decline. Thanks, Compassionate727 (T·C) 13:52, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about that. Must have had a stray click on the rollback link. I have corrected my mistake. --Jayron32 14:05, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Ah, of course. I should have known better, that's always what these things are. Face-smile.svg No worries on my end, hope there are none on yours! Compassionate727 (T·C) 15:36, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Re [1]...[edit]

Essentially what I tried to say, but better! --Stephan Schulz (talk) 15:11, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. I always try to speak clearly when I say something, so there is not confusion. --Jayron32 16:26, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi Jayron. Nice to meet you.[edit]

Hi. I've always been worndering about how to edit pages on Wikipedia. There have been instances when I created a page and it got deleted immediately. I wonder how to prevent that from happening. Thanks in anticipation atkuriakose (talk) 11:48, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

The primary reason that a page gets deleted is that it is about a topic which is not obviously appropriate for Wikipedia. The key to writing good articles is first choosing a topic which is appropriate. Which topics are appropriate? It's not that hard, it is those topics for which there is enough reliable source texts which you can use to research and write a comprehensive article. That is, find a topic where you find lots of books, journal articles, magazine articles, etc. about it. That is, lots of really good text that you can cite in the article and so that the article has enough verifiable text to be a reasonable encyclopedia article. If the topic you are trying to write about doesn't have enough source material to work from, it will likely get deleted. --Jayron32 11:58, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for September 19[edit]

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Yeah, Alan has a point there. Would you be willing to strike the no-longer-doing-anything-else language you added earlier? Thanks. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 20:35, 19 September 2018 (UTC)