User talk:Jessicapierce

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Hello Jessicapierce! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. If you decide that you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some recommended guidelines to facilitate your involvement. Happy Editing! -- zzuuzz (talk) 20:23, 31 August 2006 (UTC)
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For your fight against typos and bad grammar via minor edits. Cheers, Max - You were saying? 16:40, 7 March 2007 (UTC)


For all the very helpful gnome work you have been doing of late on school articles. One thing most school articles seem to need is updates on enrollment and demographic numbers. And the good news is......they are really simple to update! There is a federal government website that publishes stats on all schools, public and private. Its called NCES. (sorry I don't have the link, as I'm on my phone, but it's the first hit if you Google the term). The public schools ate usually a year behind and private schools three years behind, but that's usually an improvement. Thanks for all you do! John from Idegon (talk) 17:15, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for removing the Extra section on the Waterford District High School site. I just received my wiki acct and was going to do this today. Regards, Michael Msuski cdn (talk) 11:59, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Rose Tyler[edit]

Hi! Sorry if my revert seemed a little rude. I reverted your edit for both consistency with other television fictional character articles, and other good articles in the Doctor Who/Torchwood wikiproject. Paragraphs are usually grouped together because of subject rather than length; an example from the Rose Tyler article I reverted is that the Television Appearnces section generally follows a one paragraph per series format. I felt that the revised version showed too much whitespace; especially on anything above a medium sized computer monitor. Hope that makes sense Eshlare (talk) 16:26, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Understood - thank you for letting me know! Jessicapierce (talk) 03:10, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi Jessica, I actually kept the edits you made on several other articles, but as this diff shows, you actually entered a BUNCH of errors with your edits to this particular article. Some fixes were helpful, but there were so many others that changed tense, altered an intended nuance, or just simple errors, it was easier to revert. What I did just now was to take the position that you edited something because there was a possible problem, and then I restored some, but not all, of your fixes. I also caught a couple other things along the way that I tweaked. If you have further questions, feel free to ping at the article's talk page or here - I'll watchlist your talk. Montanabw(talk) 22:00, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

This is very unlike me. I always preview before submitting edits, and errors - mine or otherwise - usually jump out at me. I'm sure I commit the odd typo now and again but this... wasn't great. I can only assume I was more tired than I realized, and got sloppy. I'll have a look at the other edits I did around that time, to make sure nothing else crazy got through.
I enjoy working behind the scenes here and certainly never meant to make more work for anyone - quite the opposite. So thanks very much for your help! Jessicapierce (talk) 01:34, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
No worries, you ARE helping! Feel free to, um, trot over to WikiProject Equine WP:EQUINE and join! Montanabw(talk) 04:38, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

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Wedding of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Sofia Hellqvist.--BabbaQ (talk) 23:02, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

...? Jessicapierce (talk) 22:38, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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User:John from Idegon submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

I nominate Editor Jessicapierce to be Editor of the Week for her long term diligent copyediting. This the the kind of editor we created this award for! She is not super active, none of her work is controversial; she just picks a topic and gnomes away quietly and unobtrusively, making the encyclopedia a better tool for its users. Her edit count on Mr. X's tools is for lack of a better word, pretty. I remember back when we were first discussing the creation of this award, and I cannot think of an editor that better fulfills what our intentions were for this! I became aware of her just recently, as her chosen topic at the moment is schools, my usual topic. Her edits are very helpful, and I noticed no one has really ever thanked her for them. Let's thank her in a big way and give her an Eddy! This nomination was seconded by User:L235 and User:Buster7.

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Thanks again for your efforts! . Buster Seven Talk 11:41, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Wow, I had no idea anybody was even noticing... I just really like fixing commas. Thank you! Jessicapierce (talk) 14:15, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Very happy to have nominated you; even happier you are here to do what you do. Thank you for consistently making Wikipedia a better encyclopedia. John from Idegon (talk) 23:53, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Well that's incredibly nice of you - thanks, John! I may call on you for moral support the next time somebody yells at me for using an Oxford comma. :) Jessicapierce (talk) 00:56, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

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Introducing the new WikiProject Ghana![edit]


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I am happy to introduce you to the new WikiProject Ghana! The newly designed WikiProject features automatically updated work lists, article quality class predictions, and a feed that tracks discussions on the 3,474 talk pages tagged by the WikiProject. Our hope is that these new tools will help you as a Wikipedia editor interested in Ghana.

Hope to see you join! Harej (talk) 20:48, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your great copy editing efforts, which hugely increase the quality of wikipedia! Maestro Spinelloccio (talk) 01:48, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You[edit]

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For your work on cleaning up notable people lists. Nice job! Onel5969 TT me 12:32, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Removal of references[edit]

Hi. I've reverted your changes to the List of people from Oakville, Ontario. Although the copy-editing is appreciated, you also removed a lot of references from the article. Although the links are now dead, they are still valid references and should not be removed. See Wikipedia:Link rot. If you've done this with other articles, you should go back and restore the references. Regards. -- Whpq (talk) 00:09, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks very much for this - I had completely forgotten that guideline. I'll take care of it. Jessicapierce (talk) 04:31, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
I appreciate it. And thanks for cleaning up the list. -- Whpq (talk) 05:00, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

(Didn't we used to have a "thank you" button?) In any case, that was a great edit on the list of defunct newspapers in the US. Thanks. Paul, in Saudi (talk) 09:11, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Oh thanks, that's very nice of you to say! I'm always surprised when someone notices the boring stuff I do. :) Jessicapierce (talk) 19:43, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

List of fictional books[edit]

You removed a huge segment. Harry Potter novels are much larger than the movies who have a stipulated time to complete the full movie. Are you sure these books were made up ? I haven't read the novels. Why will someone make up these things? --The Avengers (talk) 06:59, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I don't believe I have actually removed any content from the list. Please see my note on the Talk page there. I encountered a bizarre situation in which I accidentally tripled the content of that page. I then removed the repetitions. I've just checked several entries in the Harry Potter sub-list, and the original content is all there. Jessicapierce (talk) 07:15, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Keep up the goodwork[edit]

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for your goodwork helping alphabetize lists on Wikipedia. If you have some time, please kindly assist with alphabetizing List of Nigerian musicians. Stanleytux (talk) 07:32, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Sure thing. Jessicapierce (talk) 04:50, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Virginia Tech Project Invite[edit]

As a current or past contributor to a related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject Virginia Tech, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Virginia Tech. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks!

Go Hokies (talk) 23:59, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

List of banks in Cyprus[edit]

Hello Jessicapierce, I noticed you made changes to the List of banks in Cyprus article. First of all thank you for correcting the capitalization on the Central bank title. However, regarding the removal of the (Cyprus) part from National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Societe Generale Bank, I believe you will find that it is an essential part of the banks' names and not just part of their legal names, as it differentiates them from their parent banks. Thakaran (talk) 02:21, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks so much for the heads up on this! I didn't realize this about the names of those banks, and will change them back in that article, and check the other bank lists I've recently edited too. Jessicapierce (talk) 05:02, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Ireland and UK[edit]

Hi, thank you for your edits to List of fashion designers - I had to revert your move of Ireland to the UK section, as while I know you meant well, the majority of Ireland is actually NOT part of the UK (and quite a lot of Irish people HATE it when it's assumed they are "British".) Rather than trying to single out which Irish designers (if any) are from the tiny percentage that is under the United Kingdom umbrella, it really is much easier to treat the whole of Ireland as a county in its own right. Mabalu (talk) 00:31, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I was just about to leave you a message thanking you for the correction! Afterwards, I had a feeling I was wrong about that, but I had way too many tabs open and hadn't worked my way back to that one yet, to double-check the Ireland thing. Thanks for fixing it, and for being so friendly about it! Jessicapierce (talk) 00:35, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Boricua Barnstar[edit]

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This Boricua Tireless Contributor Barnstar is presented to Jessicapierce for the tireless work on the List of Puerto Ricans article. Presented by Tony the Marine (talk) 02:54, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much! I've been crossing my fingers I wouldn't get yelled at by someone who was really committed to that formatting. It was a very nice surprise to get this instead. Jessicapierce (talk) 04:50, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

On Nut[edit]

Hi. Thanks for this edit. However, there was a small error: On Nut is the name of a street in Bangkok. I've corrected the mistake. --Paul_012 (talk) 06:12, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Media in Tulsa Oklahoma[edit]

Good Afternoon Jessica,

Thank you for your contribution to Wikipedia regarding "Media in Tulsa Oklahoma."

I would like to request adding billboards to the genres of media that serve Tulsa. I work for Whistler Outdoor and we would be honored to be showcased on Wikipedia representing the Tulsa Metro Area.

Can you help me with this?- if so please let me know how I can contribute to your awesome efforts.

Thank you, Kimberly

WhistlerAdvantage (talk) 19:46, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Recent edits to various Hillsborough County school articles[edit]

A big thank you! Jacona (talk) 20:50, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Wilshire Park, Los Angeles [edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing—Wilshire Park, Los Angeles —has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. BeenAroundAWhile (talk) 16:09, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Editor of the Week : nominations needed![edit]

The Editor of the Week initiative has been recognizing editors since 2013 for their hard work and dedication. Editing Wikipedia can be disheartening and tedious at times; the weekly Editor of the Week award lets its recipients know that their positive behaviour and collaborative spirit is appreciated. The response from the honorees has been enthusiastic and thankful.

The list of nominees is running short, and so new nominations are needed for consideration. Have you come across someone in your editing circle who deserves a pat on the back for improving article prose regularly, making it easier to understand? Or perhaps someone has stepped in to mediate a contentious dispute, and did an excellent job. Do you know someone who hasn't received many accolades and is deserving of greater renown? Is there an editor who does lots of little tasks well, such as cleaning up citations?

Please help us thank editors who display sustained patterns of excellence, working tirelessly in the background out of the spotlight, by submitting your nomination for Editor of the Week today!

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Your edits on Chris Heimerdinger[edit]

Hello, Jessica! Thank you for dropping me a line on my talk page stating your concerns about my reverting your edits. I would be happy to explain my revert. Here are my specific reasons for doing so:

1. Per Wikipedia's manual of style, film genres should be capitalized.
2. Not sure what my reasoning behind restoring the month abbreviations was. I did revert my own revert of that.
3. Chris Heimerdinger specifically collected tennis shoes for the project in question, and specifics are always better than sweeping generalizations.
4. Book series titles should not be italicized, only bolded. If it were the name of a periodical or newspaper or a single book within the series, that would be different, but where it's a book series, it should be only in bold typeface.

Thanks for taking time to read my reply. If you want to reply to this comment, I have made a copy of it on my talk page and would prefer to continue this discussion there, as I don't typically watch other user's talk pages, with obviously some exceptions. --Jgstokes (talk) 07:19, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello, and thanks so much for your reply! These are exactly the kinds of fine points I welcome help with, because although I'm familiar with the MOS, there's a lot of know (and forget), and it wouldn't kill me to brush up on it, which is what I'm doing now.
(1.) The MOS is so unwieldy and split up on some topics - or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place - that I'm having trouble finding anything on the capitalization of film genres. The closest I've come is MOS:GENRECAPS, which refers to music and literature. Since "science fiction" is given as the correct variant for describing books, I would think "fantasy live action" would be correct for film...?
(4.) This section certainly contains some tidbits I was wrong about, whoops! However, it does say that an "actual title of a series declared by the author or publisher" should be italicized, such as The Chronicles of Narnia. The Tennis Shoes Adventure Series, to me, would seem to fit that example, especially as that's the title of the wiki article, and it's fully capitalized.
However, that page itself seems to have mixed feelings about the italics, as the title of the page is in plain text, but within the text, "Tennis Shoes Adventure Series" is italicized. (I recently edited that page, and just double-checked - those italics weren't my doing!)
Any light you can shed on this would be helpful, though I don't mean to take up more of your time on this small matter. Can you point me to other sections of the MOS that might apply? Most of what I do here is finesse various lists, and punctuating titles is a frequent part of that. I'd like to get it right. Thanks again! Jessicapierce (talk) 18:00, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Hey, Jessica! Thanks for your reply. I agree that the MOS is not clear on such points as this, which is why we must therefore consider other sources. Every source I've come across that refers to films has the film title in italics. Even looking at Wikipedia, whenever a film title is referenced, it is in italic font. See for example this link and this link for examples. As for the genre of the film, it may well qualify as historical fiction rather than any other genre, as the film in question is based on Book of Mormon events. As far as book series goes, that's a different case because it's not a film, so the italics rule doesn't apply. Typically a book series will be bolded and the only genre italicized would be the name of a periodical, such as Deseret News or Church News, or any one of the periodical magazines put out like magazines from the LDS Church or Readers Digest. So, in review, periodicals are italicized; book series are typically in bold typeface. Hope that makes sense. It could be that we'll need to revisit the subject of italics as it relates to the book series, which should be in bold, as the sources seem to indicate. Hope that makes sense. For actual sources, I appeal to Wikipedia as well as my proofreading skills inherited from my mother. Hope that sufficiently explains things. --Jgstokes (talk) 01:30, 17 June 2016 (UTC)