User talk:Marauder40

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For rendering editorial assistance during a GAN. Cheers! Eustress (talk) 19:42, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
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This is for your efforts in the epic, 5 month long struggle against sockpuppeting-vandal Spotfixer/TruthIIPower. Schrandit (talk) 04:44, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
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For helping a colleague in needLionel (talk) 08:07, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
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So you're in "semi-retired mode" and this is how you "monitor" progress? You killed it!LOL! [1]Lionel (talk) 04:00, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
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Excellent coverage of Nativity Scene WILRIT (talk) 00:59, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Catholic Wikiproject Ratings[edit]

If the thing that just brought you to my talk page is that I just rated your favorite page, I have rated several hundred pages in the last couple of days. If you have a complaint, go ahead and file it here. It may take me a few days to deal with it, so don't think I am ignoring you. Just a reminder, just in case you are upset that I rated your favorite page "Low" importance or something like that, it doesn't mean your topic isn't important. It probably just means that I personally feel the topic, when in considered with the entire breadth of teachings and life of the Catholic church may be of "Low" importance. Your average church, school, etc. doesn't really help someone that is trying to understand Catholicism much. If you disagree, feel free to state why or bring it up on the Wikiproject page. Don't just state it on the talk page for the article, because I may not be actively following that page. Thank-you. Marauder40 (talk) 16:59, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Quick question[edit]

Hi. I was just wondering if you could help me with a quick question. I see that you deleted the photo I added to the article Clare of Assisi. In the revision history, I see you listed the reason as a "notability issue".

I'm not sure I understand. I didn't add the photo because the statue itself (or the church where it's from) is "noteable". I just added the photo to help illustrate Saint Claire, as depicted in statue form. The specific statue might not be noteable perse, but I thought it was a good example of a depiction of Saint Claire.

I understand the need for things on Wikipedia to be noteable. But many mundane things are pictured on Wikipedia, for the purpose of illustrating things, events, ideas, etc.

If there's something I'm not understanding here, please help me out. Thanks for your help. Billertl (talk) 19:13, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

I deleted it because it honestly seems like a case of adding pictures of my local church's statues because they look neat. The picture of that statue doesn't add anything more then the existing pictures of Clare in the article. It is just another artist's representation, like the 100s if not thousands of others out there.Marauder40 (talk) 20:07, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, that's a fair argument. I agree. But we could just as easily delete the rest of the images of Saint Claire, from off the article. There was no image of a statue on the article. But I'll respect your judgement. Billertl (talk) 23:01, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Aren't videos by the subject a reliable source?[edit]

Fadi Chehade himself identified as a Coptic Catholic in that video, so I assume that is a reliable source.--Quantum Particles (talk) 17:15, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Wiki pages are not allowed to be used as a reliable source pure and simple. You are linking to a Wikipage. In general Youtube is not allowed to be a source either. The other problem is, if the only source for this is a video, then the fact may not be notable enough to be listed. Also you are dangerously close to edit warring. I will not revert, but I bet someone else will.Marauder40 (talk) 17:19, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
He himself identified as Coptic Catholic in the video... unless that was an impostor.--Quantum Particles (talk) 17:24, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Not sure what you don't understand about the fact that you aren't allowed to use a Wikipage as a reliable source, period. You are linking to a Wikipage. Just because something may be true doesn't mean it can be included. The fact must be established by a reliable source (which a Wiki page isn't) and it must be notable. IF the only source is a video supplied on a Wikipage, then it probably isn't notable. Marauder40 (talk) 17:32, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

So I should link to a YouTube video then? Or maybe a video on ICANN.org?--Quantum Particles (talk) 17:37, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Ok, I added a reliable reference, from a speech by Fadi himself.--Quantum Particles (talk) 17:37, 10 June 2015 (UTC)