User talk:Jwpetty1951

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Leonardo[edit]

Good addition. A bit more likely than some of the works found in that section! Amandajm (talk) 08:17, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

List of works by Leonardo da Vinci[edit]

One of the most basic rules of editting is to look. It is a good idea to do it both before and after you save. This is because your edit to one section may affect the section below it as well, or may have a badly formatted reference. Neither of these problems show up if you are only editing a small section. In this case, the formatting of the section was stuffed up. I have saved to one of your previous states, so as not to lose the must important part of your contribution. Amandajm (talk) 05:33, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

AJM's advice to new editors[edit]

  • Look at the article to see how it is laid out. The Table of Contents is the best place to start.
  • Read the article to see if what you want to add or remove is appropriate, necessary, or adds value.
  • Search for the right place to put it.
  • Check Use the "Show Preview" to make sure that what you have done is appropriate and correct.
  • Discuss any change about which you are uncertain, by placing your proposed text, or just a suggestion, on the talk page. Someone who watches the article will usually answer in a day or so. You can monitor this by clicking the watch tag at the top of the page.
  • Be aware
    • that an addition inserted between two sentences or paragraphs that are linked in meaning can turn the existent paragraphs into nonsense.
    • that a lengthy addition or the creation of a new sub-section can add inappropriate weight to just one aspect of a topic.

When adding images

  • Look to see if the subject of your image is already covered. Don't duplicate subject matter already present. Don't delete a picture just to put in your own, unless your picture is demonstrably better for the purpose. The caption and nearby text will help you decide this.
  • Search through the text to find the right place for your image. If you wish it to appear adjacent to a particular body of text, then place it above the text, not at the end of it.
  • Look to see how the pictures are formatted. If they are all small thumbnails, do not size your picture at 300 px. The pictures in the article may have been carefully selected to follow a certain visual style e.g. every picture may be horizontal, because of restricted space; every picture might be taken from a certain source, so they all match. Make sure your picture looks appropriate in the context of the article.
  • Read the captions of existent pictures, to see how yours should fit in.
  • Check the formatting, placement, context and caption before you leave the page by using the Show preview function, and again after saving.
  • Discuss If your picture seems to fill a real identifiable need in the article, but doesn't fit well, because of formatting or some other constraint, then put it on the talk page and discuss, before adding.
  • Be aware that adding a picture may substantially change the layout of the article. Your addition may push another picture out of its relevant section or cause some other formatting problem.
  • Edit before adding. Some pictures will look much better, or fit an article more appropriately if they are cropped to show the relevant subject.

Amandajm (talk) 05:33, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Conflict of Interest guideline[edit]

Information icon Hello, Jwpetty1951. We welcome your contributions, but if you have an external relationship with the people, places, or things you have written about in the article Horse and Rider (Leonardo da Vinci), you may have a conflict of interest (COI). Editors with a COI may be unduly influenced by their connection to the topic, and it is important when editing Wikipedia articles that such connections be completely transparent. See the conflict of interest guideline and FAQ for organizations for more information. In particular, we ask that you please:

  • avoid editing or creating articles related to you and your family, friends, school, company, club, or organization, as well as any competing companies' projects or products;
  • instead, you are encouraged to propose changes on the Talk pages of affected article(s) (see the {{request edit}} template);
  • when discussing affected articles, disclose your COI (see WP:DISCLOSE);
  • avoid linking to the Wikipedia article or to the website of your organization in other articles (see WP:SPAM);
  • exercise great caution so that you do not violate Wikipedia's content policies.

In addition, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation (see WP:PAID).

Please take a few moments to read and review Wikipedia's policies regarding conflicts of interest, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, sourcing and autobiographies. Thank you. --Felcotiya (talk) 11:28, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Copyright violation in Horse and Rider (Leonardo da Vinci)[edit]

Copyright problem icon Your addition to Horse and Rider (Leonardo da Vinci) has been removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material to Wikipedia without evidence of permission from the copyright holder. If you are the copyright holder, please read Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for more information on uploading your material to Wikipedia. For legal reasons, Wikipedia cannot accept copyrighted material, including text or images from print publications or from other websites, without an appropriate and verifiable license. All such contributions will be deleted. You may use external websites or publications as a source of information, but not as a source of content, such as sentences or images—you must write using your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. --Felcotiya (talk) 11:50, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Horse and Rider[edit]

Thanks for your message, and for addressing some of the concerns I’ve raised related to the Horse and Rider article. On the specific points:

I appreciate the steep learning curve for engaging with the Wikipedia community, but there really is no other way to achieve what you're after. It's only difficult at first; I've learned by going through the uphill route of following what others do, but I know there are channels such as the chat at Wikipedia:Help desk that can help in other ways. Help:Using talk pages might be another useful place to start? If your information can only be shared privately, then an encyclopedia article is not the place for it. It's the art experts publishing their opinions and the collective Wikipedia community reading and referencing them that you need to work with, not a single editor. I look forward to seeing you on the article's discussion page at Talk:Horse and Rider (Leonardo da Vinci). --Felcotiya (talk) 20:15, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

Notice of Conflict of interest noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard regarding a possible conflict of interest incident with which you may be involved. The thread is Horse and Rider. Thank you. —Felcotiya (talk) 20:06, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi there, I followed the noticeboard incident here to your talkpage. I see that you attempted to resolve this offline [1]. While the effort to engage is appreciated, at this point I think this is a community issue and should be discussed here on Wikipedia talkpages. I really urge you to make a statement at WP:COIN for the other followers to read, and hold off on further da Vinci editing until that is sorted. Thanks. - Bri (talk) 21:51, 6 July 2017 (UTC)