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Hello, Man010sallow. My name is Skyler and I'm a student at Cornell University. For one of my classes we are required to edit a Wikipedia article and we chose to edit the one on Ray Charles. I noticed that you have edited this article recently and I just wanted to invite you to give us feedback/tips because we are new users on Wikipedia! We'd love your help! Skylerd23 (talk) 02:13, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Welcome to Wikipedia. I have noticed that some of your recent genre changes, such as the one you made to Reet Petite, have conflicted with our neutral point of view and verifiability policies. While we invite all users to contribute constructively to Wikipedia, we urge all editors to provide reliable sources for edits made. When others disagree, we recommend you seek consensus for certain edits by discussing the matter on the article's talk page. Thank you. Mlpearc (open channel) 00:06, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Please refrain from changing genres, as you did to Please, Please, Please, without providing a source or establishing a consensus on the article's talk page first. Genre changes to suit your own point of view are considered disruptive. Thank you. Mlpearc (open channel) 00:09, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to change genres without discussion or sources, as you did at Jackie Wilson discography, you may be blocked from editing. Mlpearc (open channel) 00:10, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
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Please refrain from changing genres, as you did to Baby (Justin Bieber song), without providing a source or establishing a consensus on the article's talk page first. Genre changes to suit your own point of view are considered disruptive. Thank you. SQGibbon (talk) 15:39, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to change genres without discussion or sources, as you did at Brown Eyed Handsome Man, you may be blocked from editing. SQGibbon (talk) 15:42, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
This is the final warning that you will receive regarding continued genre changing without discussion or sources. If you choose to continue, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. SQGibbon (talk) 15:43, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
The very first thing that is helpful to understand is that just about everyone who ever comes on Wikipedia has very strong ideas about what are the True and Correct genres to apply to every single piece of music, film, artwork, etc, that has ever existed. And unfortunately every single person making these edits agrees with absolutely no one else.
It's become such a problem over the years that we have specific warning templates just to deal with it. And when one person goes on a massive genre-editing spree we often react harshly (like blocking them from editing for a short time) just so we don't have to spend so much time cleaning up after them.
What we are looking for then are citations to reliable sources that list genres. I'm not sure what the music community here thinks of allmusic.com but I do see many citations to them with regard to genre. I'm sure there are other good sources as well (like a Rolling Stone review).
As for achieving a consensus, at the top of the screen you can click on the "Talk" tab. From there you can create a new section in the Talk page presenting your arguments for the changes you want to make to the genre field. Again, having citations to reliable sources will make your argument much stronger. SQGibbon (talk) 23:09, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
where do I put the citations
Tell me how on mobile and desktop versions
- I don't have any mobile devices so I can't tell you that. But on a desktop the simplest way to add the citation is as follows:
- The moon is big.<ref>NASA http://www.nasa.gov/bigmoon The Moon is This Big!</ref>
- The Wikipedia software will then take care of printing out the little superscript and adding your citation to the References sections at the bottom of the page.
- Also, at the top of the editing window is a button that says "Cite". It helps you create a much fancier citation (using a template). I definitely recommend taking the extra time and going this route. Just choose the template you want and fill in the blanks. SQGibbon (talk) 00:53, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
can I have another set of chances because eon mobile you cant get notifications until you update the phone which I cant do because I don't have space I didn't even know about these messages
- Of course, but please just make sure you supply citations to reliable sources. And if you have questions the reference desk always has people willing to help folks out. SQGibbon (talk) 17:02, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to vandalize pages by deliberately introducing incorrect information, as you did at Guitar Boogie (song), you may be blocked from editing. The source used in the article clearly states that the song is considered by some to be the first "rock and roll song". You changing that to "rockabilly" is a clear violation of Wikipedia policy. Find a better source if you want but do not introduce false information about what a source states. SQGibbon (talk) 18:17, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
== wasn't true ==
it could have been the first rockabilly song, but it cant be the first rock n roll song, rock n roll didn't become guitar based until chuck berry and Bo diddley came on the scene rock n roll started in the black night clubs of urban cities, and poor southern black communities, and it mixed southern blues beats and rythem with R&B tempo and a mix of the singing styles by singing in an R&B style with a raspy blues voice. so the idea that guitar boogie is the first rock n roll song is completely false, rock n roll music was around before it even came out, the first rock n roll songs came about in late 1946. and rock n roll wasn't noticed until the mid 1950's when Bill Haley crossed it over to white teen America. Wikipedia isn't a place for flase theories, it's about facts.
- Wikipedia is about reporting what reliable sources state. It is not a place for editors to make decisions about what is true. Please read the policy about original research and this essay on Verifiability, not truth. You must supply citations to reliable sources when making any significant claim. It's nowhere near good enough that you know something to be true. If you cannot abide by Wikipedia policy then it might be that Wikipedia is not the best place for you. SQGibbon (talk) 01:16, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
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