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January 2014[edit]

Hi Lastglad. You're doing fine, welcome, and thank you for your contributions.

A robot removed your addition of a link to Ihttp://homvi.blogspot.com, probably because practice has shown us that that site isn't usually a good source or something. Blogs are often poor references because they're usually just one person's writing. We like to use publications, where an an editor has probably gone over the material and so it's more likely to be true. This is covered in detail at Wikipedia:Reliable sources.

Don't worry though. You're doing fine. If you make any mistakes, we're here to help. Keep going, and we'll keep talking and learning. You can message me personally if you have any questions. Herostratus (talk) 20:11, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

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re Leagle.com ref at Doctor of Divinity[edit]

Hi Lastglad. I started a discussion re your edit here: Talk:Doctor of Divinity#re Leagle. This seems an OK ref to me but if you feel differently that's fine, but please explain, thanks. Herostratus (talk) 16:13, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

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Canterbury University (Seychelles)[edit]

Hello, Lastglad. Seeing your edits to Canterbury University (Seychelles), I couldn't avoid thinking that the contributor must be connected to this institution, with a role in promoting its interests. I want you to be aware of Wikipedia's position on conflict of interest in editing. Also, please note that Wikipedia policies call for a neutral point of view in articles, require that content should be based on reliable sources, and assert that Wikipedia is not a platform for promotion or advertising.

Due to concerns about these issues, I've reverted most or all of your edits to that article. Your additions had the effect of presenting a one-sided view on behalf of Canterbury and encouraging enrollment. The content you added about Mr. Tramel was from a highly opinionated source -- and his story was already told in the article, on the basis of neutral reliable sources. The external link you added that was identified as the university website turned out to be a link to cafepress.

If you wish to continue contributing here, please try to abide by Wikipedia's policies. --Orlady (talk) 19:28, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Please stop your disruptive editing, as you did at Canterbury University (Seychelles). Your edits have been reverted or removed.

Do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive until the dispute is resolved through consensus. Continuing to edit disruptively may result in your being blocked from editing.
Your efforts to convert that article into an advertisement (to encourage people to sign up as students in what I am personally convinced from sources is a diploma mill) are contrary to the purposes and policies of Wikipedia. Your persistent misspellings and misinterpretation of sources compounds the problem. Additionally, not acknowledging (much less heeding) messages here and in edit summaries is uncollegial. The article is now fully protected from editing. If you have legitimate reasons for wanting to make changes to the article, you may explain them at Talk:Canterbury University (Seychelles).
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February 2014[edit]

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March 2014[edit]

Information icon Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Fort Jones, California . Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted or removed. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Administrators have the ability to block users from editing if they repeatedly engage in vandalism. Thank you. Ellin Beltz (talk) 20:17, 13 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi Lastglad. The edit Ellin Beltz refers to wasn't vandalism, but it wasn't a very good edit. Let's look at the grammar first. The text was "Fort Jones have an university. This online university is accredited. This is the proof, by the response of wiki answer." OK, you need to step up your English skills here. We don't say "Fort Jones have an university", we say "Fort Jones has a university". See A and an. "Fort Jones" is a single entity so it takes the singular form of the verb of possession. Compare the following, both of which are correct:
  • Fort Jones has a university.
  • Many towns in California have a university. (The subject (Many towns) is plural so a plural verb (have) is used. "Many towns in California have universities" would also be correct.)
As for "This is the proof, by the response of wiki answer", the second part is not idiomatic, and we don't say "this is is the proof" in the body of the article, we just provide the proof without comment.
As for the the material, meh. It's not entirely clear to me what Fort Jones University is, but it appears not be a normal university in the sense of having an actual campus and so forth, so it's not really the same as a town having an actual university campus within the city limits. The references are not too good (answers.com is just some stuff that some people wrote. See WP:Reliable sources for types of sources to use.) And they're not formatted properly at all. You've been here awhile and all in all I'd say that you need to step up your game. Not sure if you can improve your English quickly enough though. This is the English Wikipedia and we do generally require a pretty good grasp of English to contribute (there are Wikipedia's in all the world's major languages and the one for your native language doubtless welcomes contributors). Herostratus (talk) 21:52, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

What's the deal with Canterbury University (Seychelles) ?[edit]

Hi Last Gladiator.

For one thing, as I've noted before, you need to keep working on your English skills. I pointed this out in March of this year which has given you the better part of a year to practice, but you are still making errors. Re {{xt}|"Today Canterbury University... has full legally established rights to the trade, and explain it into its own website recreated in 2014"}}, it's not clear what "trade" you are talking about here, and "explain it into its own website recreated in 2014" would be better rendered as "explains it on its own website updated in 2014". The translation of "updated" as "recreated" makes me suspect you are using a machine translator. If you are, you shouldn't be, and you shouldn't be editing the English Wikipedia unless you are able to do so without using a machine, except as an aid for drafting.

Beyond that, what's the deal with Canterbury University (Seychelles) regarding the content? Up til now, they've been listed as being associated with Instantdegrees.com, which (I gather) makes them useless as an educational institution. Has this changed? Your edits seem to indicate that they are now a regular university. Is this true? This would be major change. The source is their website, and their website is not a neutral source, and even then it doesn't say anything about their being accredited -- it just says that accreditation is a slippery concept, which is no kind of answer. They still do not have an actual campus and so forth and it seems as if nothing has changed, and on that basis I've redacted your material.

What's the deal with Blackwood, South Lanarkshire?[edit]

Hi again, Last Gladiator.

So regarding Blackwood, South Lanarkshire, no problems with your grasp of English, however this is because you copy-and-pasted your material or at least some of it (e.g. "Tartan Day marks the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 at Arbroath Abbey. This historical occasion sowed the seeds of modern day democracy and was used as a basis for the American Declaration of Independence. Tartan Day was inspired by this historical occasion to celebrate all that is good about Scotland - its people, its heritage, its history, its culture and its amazing legacy to the world. But we're not supposed to copy and paste text like that, per our cooyright rules, see WP:COPYVIO.

Beyond that, the material doesn't belong in the article since it has absolutely nothing to do with the subject of the article. Your only point is the one-sentence assertion that Blackwood has its own tartan, we don't need to then go into the history of tartans in general in the article on Blackwood. If Blackwood was on a river we would not need, in that article to go into a long description of what rivers in general are and how they are formed and so forth. The article River can handle that OK, as can the article Tartan for your purposes.

Beyond that, the only useful info then is "Blackwood have legally registered a tartan". However, so what. While the Scottish Tartans Authority is a charity, its also a private organization, and the ref page you provide says the design was made by a Maggie Valoy and registered on 13th Feb. 2010, so its not an ancient Highland thing or anything, and then the page goes on to say "Designed for the exclusive use of the owner and the souvenir plot owners of Loch Wood on the Blackwood Estate Lanarkshire. --- Who weaves this Tartan? This is for Business Members only. If you are a business member and are not logged in please log in. If you are not a business member and would like to consider joining, please have a look at our membership benefits."

The whole thing looks like commercial enterprise and so lets not go there. Herostratus (talk) 14:26, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Ping[edit]

See Talk:Doctor of Divinity#January 2015, thanks. --Herostratus (talk) 01:41, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

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