User talk:M.boli

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This user has some number of edits to Wikipedia articles, creating reliably sourced content written with what this editor hopes is neutral pov and establishing notability. This editor also reverts vandalism, edits copy, and uses cite templates. I also spoof {{wp:overuse}} of those infernal links (which are colored #0645AD).

After six years I get to display an {{Apprentice Editor}} template, but I decline to do so.

It feels good to contribute to a worthwhile project.

M.boli (talk) 18:59, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]

Welcome!

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2 over 0: Was creating a talk page for me a Wikignomic activity, or is there a more specific message I am not seeing? M.boli (talk) 19:22, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Just wikignoming - I just saw your redlinked talkpage pop up on some article I have watchlisted. Your edits look like you are here to improve the encyclopedia, so welcome! And thank you for finding a non-404 copy of that paper on my userpage - it is good fun. - 2/0 (cont.) 15:02, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. It is not clear why a slob like me takes satisfaction in cleaning up references. But it was nice to be ever so slightly recognized. M.boli (talk) 19:42, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Chip Berlet[edit]

Most cited sources are primary sources. According to the guidelines on Notability; "A person is presumed to be notable if he or she has been the subject of published[3] secondary source material which is reliable, intellectually independent, and independent of the subject." I question the reliability and independence of the secondary sources. Counteraction (talk) 18:56, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Talk:J Street[edit]

Sorry, I missed a few operative words in your remark and as a result misread you, as was pointed out by another editor. My apologies! Drmies (talk) 04:58, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Righto! Thanks. M.boli (talk) 09:29, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Prairie State Energy Campus[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

File copyright problem with File:EGRID subregion map.gif[edit]

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Thanks. I am learning how to do this. M.boli (talk) 02:53, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Cite PMID[edit]

Using {{cite pmid}} is very, very easy. Go to pubmed, find the article you wish to cite, copy the pubmed number (PMID) just below the abstract, and in the wikipedia page you are editing type in <ref>{{cite pmid | 1234567 }}</ref> (replacing 1234567 with the PMID obviously). Then, go to the bottom of the page in the references section, find the reference you just created (usually I just click on the hyperlinked citation superscript) and click the "expand by hand" option. A bot does the rest. If there is already a citation template for that particular pubmed number, it'll already be filled out (called a transclusion). You can edit, adjust and add to the actual citation by clicking on the subscript "edit" at the end of the citation itself. It's really, really easy to do, far easier than any other way of building a citation for a pubmed indexed article.

If you have other questions about citations, including citations that aren't pubmed indexed, please feel free to drop by my talk page and ask, I'll do my best to help. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 14:15, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

(Talkback removed) TransporterMan (TALK) 20:05, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Wow! I thank you muchly. It makes me proud to be a Wikipedian, the way people put in effort and make the enterprise work so well. M.boli (talk) 22:51, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Recent revert of my addition to Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change[edit]

I saw you edited some of my additions, which so far i think was good. But with this entirely removing it from the wiki was a bit much. The wiki is about funding from exxon so why remove latest news about funding from exxon? Can we add the funding section and clean it up a bit? What do you think? Gise-354x (talk) 02:27, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

I agree that Exxon's funding is pertinent. But paragraph 3 of the article as it exists now is devoted entirely to Exxon funding and cites several sources. It seemed to me that the paragraph you added was duplicating this information. However, looking more closely:
  • I just cleaned up paragraph 3 on Exxon funding somewhat, as some of its references didn't support its statements. For example, the Salon.com article mentioned funding for other organizations, but not this one.
  • I think you had references that were more current than the existing ones, which end about 2005 or so. I think that one of your cites was more recent, no? If it has more recent data, it seems to me that adding it back would enhance that paragraph.
So it seems to me you are right, there is work that can be done. M.boli (talk) 02:57, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
I added more precise numbers and sources about the funding, is that ok with you? Gise-354x (talk) 03:30, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Wow! You found out quite a bit more about funding, and relevant statements from the principals to boot! I agree with you that what you added is pertinent. Minor note: I notice one place in the Exxon section where you seem to have an editing glitch, I think the reference seems to be run into the text instead of inside of ref tags. M.boli (talk) 03:44, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks i fixed it, btw i found the information here http://sourcewatch.org Gise-354x (talk) 03:50, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

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Singer[edit]

Before you redirected Singer to a disambiguation page, based on a discussion among a grand total of two users several months ago, did you happen to notice that over 18,000 other Wikipedia articles use the link "Singer"? All of those links now need to be reviewed and corrected. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:57, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Yikes! A truly novice mistake. I'll undo it right away.
Here is a question: should I put a hatnote directing to Singer (disambiguation) at the top of the Singing page? The two comments on the talk page address what seems to be a problem: since Singer redirected to Singing, it was hard to get to the Singer (disambiguation) page. Nobody would get there by accident.
I'll revert, and see if you have any suggestion. I thank you muchly for letting me know. M.boli (talk) 22:19, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your quick response. I believe that Singing already has a hatnote to Singer (disambiguation) at the top of it. If I'm mistaken, though, it would definitely need one. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 22:30, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
Indeed it does have the hatnote. Which was a puzzlement. It seems that earlier today part of Singer starting from Line 1 was blanked. I happened to search for Singer and fell into Singing while Singing was still in its vandalized hatnote-less state. M.boli (talk) 22:48, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Booker[edit]

Regarding your recent edit on International Conference on Climate Change. Yes, the material would be better in the Booker article. I should have thought of that. -Thoughtfortheday (talk) 14:32, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

East Chicago[edit]

Hello. I wanted to thank you for the information you provided regarding the motto for the East Chicago city. I want to make sure I correct any information I may had imputed incorrectly and I am not sure which wiki page you are referring to. Would you please let me know which wiki page it is so I an correct it accordingly? Thanks again..--BuzyBody (talk) 18:20, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback[edit]

Thanks for the comment regarding the "minor edit" button. I see your point. Jellypear (talk) 12:49, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

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I edited Wong Chin Foo[edit]

Hi, M.boli. I changed the reference's website address.UncleRaydonteatbreakfast (talk) 01:52, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

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Linus's Law[edit]

Hi! I just wanted to say sorry, you're totally right about this revert. Silly me, I actually did have a cursory glance at the sources and I tried searching for "linus" and "raymond" there, but I had "match case" turned on so it didn't find the capitalized words. :) -- intgr [talk] 13:52, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Righto! Bloopers happen. But as long as we are in aggregate improving the thing all is good, no? M.boli (talk) 18:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Excellent editing[edit]

Excellent editing on Portia Li! You cleaned my messes and organized the article in a much more coherent manner. Thank you so much. The Very Best Regards,

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Thank you. But all I did was rearrange what you had already researched and written. I agree that Li's career is worthy of a Wikipedia page. M.boli (talk) 07:49, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

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