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Hello, MKS, 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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Armenian Genocide[edit]

I see that you've just edited many words in the article from Turkey/Turkish to Ottoman Empire/Ottoman where appropriate. I agree with your edit, but I would like to advise you to bring it up on the article's talk page next time, before making such an article-wide edit. Armenian Genocide is a hotly contested article, with many disputes bordering on edit wars. So please, be cautious. Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 00:22, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your understanding. I am an avid historian. I do believe in neutrality of any wiki article. Most of the external and reference links seem to be biased. I did not want to add fire to the controversy. I have not touched to the "quotations that calls Ottoman Empire, Turkey (even though the word was literally made official through a joke about an animal by British politicians)" and tried to make myself as neutral as possible and at least give the article just a little more creditability by stating that it was Ottoman Empire not Republic of Turkey before 1920s that has done these acts. I do not believe I have done anything to change the meaning of the article at all (or anything controversial for that matter) so I did not care to add a comment and add more fuel to the fire. Thank you for being understanding. P.S. Heck of a user page. MKS 18:58, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to the Kindness Campaign![edit]

Choco chip cookie.jpg Just my way of saying thanks to newcomers to the Kindness Campaign... a delicious home-baked chocolate chip cookie! Yum. :D  ♥ Kylu  (talk • contribs • email • logs • count)

links to cedar city online[edit]

Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a mere directory of links nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include (but are not limited to) links to personal web sites, links to web sites with which you are affiliated, and links that exist to attract visitors to a web site or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam policies for further explanations of links that are considered appropriate. If you feel the link should be added to the article, then please discuss it on the article's talk page rather than re-adding it. See the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. OhNoitsJamie Talk 05:02, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

I live in Chicago, I do not live in Cedar City, I dont own that site. The guy did the only research for history of those small communities and actually showed up in google for the keywords in those communities' histories. Who in the world gives you the right to accuse people who put valid history content about small communities as a spam. How dare you sir just simply delete content references. ALL CONTENT REQUIRES REFERENCES. MKS 18:41, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

The links are to a commercial realtor site, which does not qualify as a reliable source. Feel free to remove any information that you feel is not properly sourced. Thanks, OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:53, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

How am I supposed to find a more reliable source for a 200 people town other than flying to Utah and going to the local historical archives. The guy actually did some great research. What happened to accept people's goodwill first. Good luck expanding Wikiproject Utah, I just wanted to give a lending help. Geesh. MKS 18:57, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Türkiye Portalı[edit]

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WikiProject Spam[edit]

Hey there! I saw you reverting or removing linkspam. Thanks! If you're interested, come visit us in WikiProject Spam so we can work together in our efforts to clean spam from Wikipedia. --A. B. (talk) 03:16, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

P.S. Most of the ongoing activity is on the talk page, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam, not the project page. --A. B. (talk) 03:19, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Cities Participation[edit]

Hi, your name is on a list of active members for WikiProject Cities. We have recently revitalized the project by including an article assessment department. Presently there is a great deal of work to complete in rating/tagging all of the 1000+ article which have not been assessed or tagged with the new {{WPCities}} banner template. Further, we have made changes to {{Infobox City}} that require some formatting changes in the articles that use the template. Your assistance at this time of change would be greatly appreciated. Alan.ca 15:50, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

CHICOTW[edit]

I see your user name listed as a member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago. I do not know if you are aware that we are attempting to revive the CHICOTW. See our results history. We could use additional input in nominating future articles, voting on nominees and editing winning nominees. Should you contribute you will receive weekly notices like the following:

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New WikiProject Illinois Collaboration Division[edit]

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Robert College has been nominated GA[edit]

Would you like to contribute to the nomination process or peer review the article? SEE: Robert College (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) --Maestro 12:58, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Southern Utah Real Estate links (second warning)[edit]

Despite your edit history of removing spam links, this is now the second time that you've added commercial real estate links to sites related to the same individual (Sam Dodd, Cedar City). First time; second, [1], [2]. Please do not add such links again. OhNoitsJamie Talk 05:10, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi Jamie, I am a big anti-spam guy as you saw in my history. And I know you are the admin and what you say goes. I do random searches and edit all types of places (not just Utah) but it is just one weak spot of Wikipedia - How can I possibly make an edit to improve any area when there is absolutely no information reference other than this gentleman's websites with tons of unique and legitimate content about these areas in google searches in terms of history, economy or other important info on the town. These villages (of less than 1000 people) barely have their own websites and there is no way the small town articles will move out of being a stub if we strictly follow the wiki rules. Show me any other resource, I will gladly put up everything. Either way Utah is just something I randomly input and not my wiki priority. Anyhow again it is your call and I have no intention of getting banned from Wiki after working so hard to improve it. Have a good day. MKS 18:28, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

A Google search for Toquerville Utah history pulls up many links before the commercial real estate site in question; the second one is from a .edu domain. I find it odd that on two different occasions you added Southern Utah related links from different websites owned by the same person. Folks can draw their own conclusions; in any case, please don't add links to Sam's real estate sites again. OhNoitsJamie Talk 18:44, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

It was a matter of trust to content as I went through pages and pages of content rather than a personal knowledge Utah or this Sam character. As promised, I will put in the necessary information to improve the stubs with the authority sources you have mentioned. Sorry for wasting your time with this issue. I have nothing but good intentions. As you saw for yourself my action was not one of malice and the input of info was not just unnecessary spamming but information. I hate the fact that my name gets stainedover this minor change. But you are correct, I would have behaved the same way, just read the below article on my user talk page on Casey Serin article right under this discussion you will see that I am in the same boat as you are in terms of erasing commercial links as some people see a commercial real estate link that someone else is seeing as a "resource" and I don't agree. Never ending battle of Wikipedia referencing lines but in this case you are right I am guilty about something that I have been trying to prevent the whole time. I do apologizeMKS 18:56, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

No problem. You've made a lot of good contributions to the fight against spam. Incidentally, I agree with your removal of some of the realestateabc links on the Casey Serin article. Though there were intended to be a "source," they did not mention Serin by name, so I'm not sure exactly what they verify. Zillow or any number of other commercial sites would give you the same info. OhNoitsJamie Talk 02:45, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Casey Serin[edit]

You removed links that show transaction history for Casey Serin and his properties. As you can read on the talk page, Saranary asked if we could start citing the specific transactions, and REABC is one such site that allows this. Please do not delete again, Saranary and I have that particular page well under control --Jerichohill817 12:54, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Jericho the fact that your user description is about maintaining one single article of all the millions shows to me volumes about your intentions of spam in regards to Casey Serin and related links. The whole article is a ridiculous publicity stunt IMO.MKS 18:36, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

That you'd say something of that doesn't bode very well for being unbiased. Yes, I am trying to maintain this article. Yes it is alot of work. How is the article a publicity stunt? Look where Serin has been covered, these aren't little newspapers. If you had read the talk page, you'd have seen that I've actually been working with Saranary and he/she has been very helpful. It was Saranary's request for sourcing that you deleted, I just helped find some sourcable material. --Jerichohill817 21:15, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar[edit]

Just wanted to say, you are one of the most relentless anti-spam guys I have met in geography and real estate articles. Feels like you are everywhere at once. You deserve this barn star.SpammyLinkMonster 21:01, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Illinois 2007 Census[edit]

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WikiProject Illinois Post Census Report[edit]

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Green Bay Packers WikiProject![edit]

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Thanks for your efforts[edit]

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For consistently removing overt spam from articles, and always being civil. JERRY talk contribs 21:39, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

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Edits to bowl pages[edit]

Hi, I don't want to start an edit war so I'm going to explain why I reverted your edits. All the bowl games are consensus on the way they were before you made the changes. The Fiesta Bowl's are all paged "XXXX Fiesta Bowl" even though Yes, the real name is "XXXX Tostitos Fiesta Bowl". Having it the current way helps in linking articles together. Thanks, Happy editing. Bcspro (talk) 17:09, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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