User talk:Jparham3

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Hello, Jparham3, 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:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Thanks for you input, but we cannot accept unsourced material here; perhaps your input, for now, would be better at our sister site, Wikiversity. Cheers. Rodhullandemu 23:59, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

March 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia! I am glad to see you are interested in discussing a topic. However, as a general rule, talk pages such as Talk:Creationism are for discussion related to improving the article, not general discussion about the topic. If you have specific questions about certain topics, consider visiting our reference desk and asking them there instead of on article talk pages. Thank you. Escape Orbit (Talk) 00:27, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Please do not use talk pages for general discussion of the topic. They are for discussion related to improving the article. They are not to be used as a forum or chat room. If you have specific questions about certain topics, consider visiting our reference desk and asking them there instead of on article talk pages. See here for more information. Thank you. Escape Orbit (Talk) 00:45, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

How to avoid being blocked[edit]

If your contributions are only going to be attempts to use talk pages to discuss your opinions of the subject of the article, you are at the wrong place and I'm afraid will end up being blocked from editing. If you want to discuss the article itself you need to use what we call reliable sources - see WP:RS if you want to discuss content changes, or of course you can discuss its organisation, etc. What you can't do is treat talk pages as though they were a web forum. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 06:29, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Discussion pages are not there to discuss the subject of the article, see WP:NOTFORUM which says "Please try to stay on the task of creating an encyclopedia. You can chat with people about Wikipedia-related topics on their user talk pages, and should resolve problems with articles on the relevant talk pages, but please do not take discussion into articles. In addition, bear in mind that talk pages exist for the purpose of discussing how to improve articles. Talk pages are not mere general discussion pages about the subject of the article, nor are they a helpdesk for obtaining instructions or technical assistance. If you wish to ask a specific question on a topic, Wikipedia has a Reference desk, and questions should be asked there rather than on talk pages. Wikipedians who wish to hold casual discussions with fellow Wikipedians can use theIRC channels, such as #wikipedia. Note that this is an IRC channel, not a message board. There are also a number of early-stage projects that attempt to use a wiki for discussion and debate. Material unsuitable for talk pages may be subject to removal per the talk page guidelines." All of your edits have been using talk pages as forums, and other editors besides me have removed your posts with edit summaries pointing out that Wikipedia is not a forum. The last talk page you posted on has a note at the top saying this. I'm sorry no one has posted directly to your talk page about this before. Dougweller (talk) 04:52, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm here, four months later, to complain about the same thing. Please do not post your opinions on article talk pages. They exist solely to discuss improvements to the articles. I am going to remove your posts to Talk:Joe Jackson (manager), Talk:Pat Robertson, and any similar ones I find. It's not that your views are invalid, or that I disagree with you: it's just that Wikipedia is not a forum.   Will Beback  talk  20:11, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

September 2011[edit]

This is your last warning. The next time you use talk pages for inappropriate discussions, as you did at Talk:Pat Robertson, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Cind.amuse (Cindy) 03:43, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes, please stop. Wikipedia isn't a forum. Look at it this way, you're spending all of your time writing these personal messages and opinion. The next editor to come through just hits a button and (rightfully) deletes it. Why bother wasting your time writing your opinion here, when that's not what Wikipedia is for? Dayewalker (talk) 03:46, 28 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi Jparham3,

Please make sure that any change you make to referenced text is really supported by the reference. Please see WP:INTEGRITY. It is a major error when an article attributes a claim to a reference that does not support that claim.

Thank you, Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 06:35, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

This is your last warning. The next time you add unsourced material to Wikipedia, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. OhNoitsJamie Talk 16:04, 14 December 2012 (UTC)