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Hello, JimVC3, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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November 2008[edit]

Information.png Welcome to Wikipedia. The recent edit you made to The Tale of the Bunny Picnic has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thank you. Maxis ftw (talk) 19:02, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

As a relative newcomer to Wikipedia, I was curious about what you found unconstructive about my (admittedly minor) edit to The Tale of the Bunny Picnic. As I recall, it was to correct a spelling error for which I did provide an edit summary. Any information you could give me to clarify would be helpful as I continue to edit on Wikipedia. Thanks! JimVC3 (talk) 19:16, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Hey sorry about that. I tried to revert my own edit. I was using an automated editing program called Huggle and I accidently reverted yours by mistake. I reverted my own edit back to yours. Sorry for the trouble! As for the warning I striked through above, it's an automated message. Maxis ftw (talk) 19:28, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Re: Rollback[edit]

Hello, Jim, welcome to Wikipedia! I've taken a look at your recent contributions, and it looks like you are off to a good start here, especially with vandalism patrol. Nice work. However, I'm not quite willing to grant you the tool just yet, as you are quite new here. This is no reflection on you as a user; it's just that I prefer users to have a little more experience with how things work here before I grant them additional tools. You may want to look into using some of the automated tools you can install yourself - Twinkle, for example, is a common tool that works almost like the real rollback, with some other added functions. If you'd like, I can take a look again in a couple weeks to see how you're doing, and I may grant you the tool then. If you have any questions about anything, let me know. Happy editing! It was good to hear from you. :-) Hersfold (t/a/c) 23:48, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I understand. And yes, feel free to take a look again in a couple of weeks. Thanks. JimVC3 (talk) 23:52, 4 November 2008 (UTC)


Given my discussion regarding the uselessness of WP:RFE, you might wanna look at this discussion. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 16:55, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Requests for expansion[edit]

Please take a look at my note on the top of the MFD. There is a bot that can use the tags to bring them to the attention of suitable WikiProjects, so I would like to urge you to remove the comment that the template should be deleted as well as the wikipedia: page. - Mgm|(talk) 11:16, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for updating me on your comments. But I think this is a case where we will have to consider agreeing to disagree. I track three WikiProjects and have checked out about a half dozen others. I just don't see any of them making use of the {{expand}} tag. They all track their articles very efficiently using the WikiProject template class/importance assessments. This makes it extremely simple to select an article in "stub" or "start" class and, if so inclined, to work on improving it. The {{expand}} tag (IMHO) is redundant. I honestly do appreciate your ideas on using the tag and I doubt very much that a consensus will be reached to make any significant changes other than possibly labeling the page as inactive/historical. Thanks again for including me in the discussion. JimVC3 (talk) 00:25, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for typo corrections[edit]

I noticed you've been active recently fixing typos. Keep up the great work. Jason Quinn (talk) 14:16, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

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You've earned this barnstar for continuing to be one of the most active members of WP:TYPO. Jason Quinn (talk) 17:36, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Vandal user[edit]


You have warned this user about vandalism, but he continues to vandal the page Karaite Judaism. Look at the threats he specifically made there of continuing to vandal Wikipedia. Can you please block this vandal out of Wikipedia for good? Thanks,

warshytalk 15:35, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

It looks like there have been two users from closely related IP addresses vandalizing the pages: User: and User: Unfortunately, since I'm not an administrator, I can't block them. However, both have been blocked by an administrator. JimVC3 (talk) 03:25, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Michael Collins[edit]

Hey there ol' Buckeye. Thanks for helping out with Michael Collins. Would you mind email me? WVhybrid (talk) 00:13, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. As I recall, it was a simple revert of some silly vandalism. Sorry, but I don't use email with Wikipedia. Is there something I can help you with? JimVC3 (talk) 05:12, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
I wanted to talk about a strategy for improving the Michael Collins article. But I didn't want to share that discussion with everyone. Anyway, please keep up the good work.WVhybrid (talk) 23:32, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Typo Team Toil[edit]

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I just joined the Typo Team and could not help giving you this barnstar. Your username is ubiquitous on the works completed page! I joined the team because I am a shamelessly fast typer, and if it weren't for the relentless JimVC3s out there, Wikipedia would be riddled with my mitsakes. (OK, I meant to do that one - don't go correcting 20 "mitsakes".) Thank you again. ~ Ytiugibma (talk) 20:05, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
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Hello JimVC3 - since I first joined wikipedia I have been in awe of your awesome relentless inspiring fixing of many typos around wikipedia. I wish to present you with your SECOND barnstar from the Typo group in honor of your amazing work! Good job! Babylonian Armor (talk) 14:50, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
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Just recently, I joined the Typo Team, and I noticed that you are one of the most active members, so I felt it completely necessary to give you an award for it. Thanks for all you do! Hi878 (talk) 01:19, 3 May 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I am in the process of developing a script to automatically correct common misspellings in articles. The initial goal is for users to have a button at the top of the article which will open an edit window and do a search/replace to correct common misspellings. When the script completes, it then shows the changes and allows the editor to decide if the changes were correct. The goal is to have as few falsely corrected entries, so some of the entries on WP:LCM wouldn't be added. If you are interested in trying it out, let me know. My initial prototype only has entries from the "A" page. There are probably some minor bugs in there as well, but it won't commit any changes without approval. The script is at User:Symplectic Map/spell.js and you just have to include it in your monobook.js file, e.g., User:Symplectic Map/monobook.js. If you are using something other than the standard theme, it would have to be included there instead. It should work on Firefox and Google Chrome. I haven't tested Internet Explorer. If you know of another script for doing this sort of thing, please let me know, so I don't unnecessarily waste any time. Thanks! Symplectic Map (talk) 20:49, 13 May 2009 (UTC)


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Whisper back[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Crakkerjakk's talk page. I went ahead and made a mock-up wikitable for you to take a look at in my sandbox. Info provided on my talk page. --- Crakkerjakk (talk) 08:32, 18 March 2011 (UTC) You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Crakkerjakk's talk page.

Invitation to take part in a study[edit]

I am a Wikipedian, who is studying the phenomenon on Wikipedia. I need your help to conduct my research on about understanding "Motivation of Wikipedia contributors." I would like to invite you to Main Study. Please give me your valuable time, which estimates about 20 minutes. I chose you as a English Wikipedia user who made edits recently through the RecentChange page. Refer to the first page in the online survey form for more information on the study and me.cooldenny (talk) 01:54, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Kopycats vs Kopykats[edit]

I've read your response to my discussion page comment about the spelling of Kopycats/Kopykats. Since the word "copycat" has long been in common usage, it's easy to understand how some of the sources you cited may not have looked beyond the first letter before concluding "Kopycats" was correct. While I initially mentioned I could revert the spelling once I saw your response, in hindsight I think the job is better left up to you -- if you choose to do so -- since you'll have a better idea what sources you've already changed.

In case you're curious about the way the show's title was presented on the program, I've posted a screenshot at This was part of the animated opening sequence of each show. I don't know where an image like this would fall within Wikipedia's copyright boundaries, but if it were possible to use it on the ABC Comedy Hour page you created it might go a long way toward dispelling some of the confusion about the proper spelling of the word. Cyoso (talk) 19:55, 31 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi. The IP that vandalized the Korean Medicine page, after your warning there went and vandalized Korean Literature instead. Do you want to do the block? In ictu oculi (talk) 04:13, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Just saw your note. I'm not an administrator, so couldn't do the block myself. I would have done a report, but the vandalism seems to have stopped. JimVC3 (talk) 18:35, 19 September 2011 (UTC)


I edited the page for Holly Flax and you said that by editing it I was committing vandalism and that my edit was unconstructive. I can tell you right now that I was not committing vandalism and that my edit was anything BUT unconstructive as I wrote in important details about the character. I don't mean to come off mean, erasing my contribution to the page was unnecessary and very aggravating. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Molcoo (talkcontribs) 02:52, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) This edit was an attack on the character of a living person in violation of WP:BLP and would need a verifiable reliable source to back it up.   — Jeff G. ツ (talk) 02:57, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the support, but we both may be wrong. Holly Flax is a fictional character and the edits apparently referred to a fictional life. I'll try to correct. JimVC3 (talk) 04:05, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

A cookie for you![edit]

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Potential Vandalism on your page[edit]

Jim, going through the Recent Changes, there was some edits to your page by an IP that didn't seem productive. I've revert it. If this was you (just not logged in) accept this as an apology. -Achowat (talk) 20:07, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

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Re: Ron Dennis[edit]

I'm pretty sure his name is Ronwell. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:00, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia requires a bit more substantiation than being "pretty sure". JimVC3 (talk) 03:20, 23 December 2011 (UTC)


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^ And again. ItsZippy (talkcontributions) 17:50, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

About the Ides of March[edit]

So sorry about what happened, my sister found out that she can edit wikipedia apparently. I will have a talk with her first thing in the morning. Hopefully this will not happen again. (talk) 05:44, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg for Hindi in Bihar :) ÐℬigXЯaɣ 08:45, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

July 2012 Study of authors of health-related Wikipedia pages[edit]

Dear Author/JimVC3

My name is Nuša Farič and I am a Health Psychology MSc student at the University College London (UCL). I am currently running a quantitative study entitled Who edits health-related Wikipedia pages and why? I am interested in the editorial experience of people who edit health-related Wikipedia pages. I am interested to learn more about the authors of health-related pages on Wikipedia and what motivations they have for doing so. I am currently contacting the authors of randomly selected articles and I noticed that someone at this address edited an article on Nasal polyps. I would like to ask you a few questions about you and your experience of editing the above mentioned article and or other health-related articles. If you would like more information about the project, please visit my user page ( and if interested, please reply via my talk page or e-mail me on Also, others interested in the study may contact me! If I do not hear back from you I will not contact this account again. Thank you very much in advance.Hydra Rain (talk) 16:58, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

June 2013[edit]

Hello. You sent me a message concerning my edits on Talk:Impalement. The reason why I removed that part of the Talk section is because it is homophobic, and repeatedly uses gay as a slur, and then the person says that homosexuals should be impaled, and compares homosexuality with pedophilia. I quote; "If the punishment fits the crime, then the only thing I can think of is anal rape (child or adult) or homosexuality." This is completely the opposite of constructive, is offensive and hurtful, and it adds absolutely nothing to knowledge concerning the article about Impalement. This is why I removed it, and will be removing it again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:13, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

It would have been helpful if you had included some of your rationale in your edit summary. Even then, talk pages are not subject to the same guidelines as mainspace content pages. In general, you can only edit or remove material on talk pages under very limited circumstances, most often personal attacks or copyright violations. The material you cited, although offensive, does not fall into these categories. You may remove the material again, but your edit may again be reverted by me or another editor.JimVC3 (talk) 00:34, 30 June 2013 (UTC)


Take a look at Soraya Post, Kristina Winberg and Peter Lundgren (politician). Thanks.--BabbaQ (talk) 14:18, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Edits on Vikings[edit]

Hello. I reverted your good-faith edits on some refs on the Vikings page. I fully understand why you erased the ref-info, as I myself had problems incorporating if properly in the ref-structure and just left it as is, but it is important information nevertheless and its not a good idea to delete it altogether. I am thinking that perhaps a new cite-template could fix it somehow? I am not aware of any from the top of my head though. Do you have any clue on how to fix this? Cheers. RhinoMind (talk) 06:20, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

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Isaiah Richardson Jr. AfD[edit]

I am writing to all those who have participated in editing this article that I have now nominated it for deletion. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Isaiah Richardson Jr.Voceditenore (talk) 09:16, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

George Mason Name Change[edit]

One of the Deans of the Law School sent a tweet that the school name was changing to the Antonin Scalia School of Law.

WSJ has confirmed the name change.

A.J.'s Time Travelers[edit]

I see that you're working on an article for A.J.'s Time Travelers. I'm not familiar with Wikipedia's template, but here is the link I found:

I hope this helps! JHVipond (talk) 02:56, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia site[edit]

I'm Dawn Fraser's daughter and the information on the page is incorrect so if you want the wrong information on the Wikipedia site then I won't do the changes but that will not be helpful for children trying to find information for school projects because it is incorrect Dawn-Lorraine Ware (talk) 23:14, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

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Interview invitation from a Wikipedia researcher in the University of Minnesota[edit]

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Thank you, Weiwen — Preceding unsigned comment added by Weiwensg (talkcontribs) 09:09, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

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