User talk:Mark Mercer

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Mark Mercer, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

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Ways to improve Arida, Lebanon[edit]

Hi, I'm Boleyn. Mark Mercer, thanks for creating Arida, Lebanon!

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Boleyn (talk) 09:04, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Al-Baath Vanguards Recruitment.jpg[edit]

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Train2104: I already wrote my argument regarding the photo inclusion, I do not own a photo for that article for documentation, I tagged that photo as replaceable as anyone can post a picture regarding the topic, but it should be related to the description of the Al-Baath party involvement. However, it is up to you to keep it or not. Mark Mercer (talk) 16:21, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Hello, Mark, thank you for creating new articles. At the moment, they are in danger of being moved to the draftspace, because they have no clear sources, such as Saudi Arabian Basketball Federation. Please add sources to the articles you have created. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 16:07, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Boleyn: All the newly created articles are about basketball associations, in which the info are dependent on their official websites in the External links section. Mark Mercer (talk) 16:14, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, Mark, is that the same for your other creations like Arida, Lebanon? 'External links' section is essentially 'friendly suggestion for further reading'. I have changed the heading to 'Sources' or 'References' to make it clear where you got the information If they are WP:INLINECITED, it makes it much easier for other editors and easier for readers to use as research, but the main thing is to have your sources there in some clear form. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 16:28, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

I've now fixed all except Arida, Lebanon because I don't know what your source was there, please make it clear in the article. The rest are sorted and reviewed, which means they have passed New Page Patrol and can now be indexed by Google. Thanks for taking the time to create them. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 16:48, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
Mark, you're continuing to create unreferenced articles such as Chnaniir. Please stop and add sources to your unreferenced articles: Chnaniir, Arida, Lebanon, Daraoun etc. I'm surprised that you have created at least 2 completely unreferenced artcles, despite our previous discussion. Please don't create any more withour sources. Boleyn (talk) 17:05, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Dear Boleyn, These are villages which are referenced by their maps and coordinates. Please keep them. Mark Mercer (talk) 17:07, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for responding, Mark. There is no indication in the articles where the maps and co-ordinates come from - whether WP:OR or a WP:RS. Please add at least one reliable source to each article you have created. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 17:21, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Boleyn: The coordinates are the sources themselves. You can check the villages on the maps. Mark Mercer (talk) 17:29, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Your sources need to be clear to anyone looking at the article - a references section with them listed and preferably WP:INLNIECITED. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 18:07, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

A page you started (Oman Basketball Association) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Oman Basketball Association, Mark Mercer!

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This has only one source and it is a primary source which is not inline. It would benefit from improved sourcing.

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Boleyn (talk) 16:42, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

A page you started (Kuwait Basketball Association) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Kuwait Basketball Association, Mark Mercer!

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This has been tagged as needing improved references.

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Boleyn (talk) 16:43, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

November 2017[edit]

Information icon Please do not add or change content, as you did at Francisc Mészáros, without citing a reliable source. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. GiantSnowman 14:16, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

@GiantSnowman: you can check each article of the teams which he managed, we will find his name there ! Mark Mercer (talk) 14:33, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
WP:WIKIPEDIAISNOTARELIABLESOURCE. GiantSnowman 15:27, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
@GiantSnowman: You only want to delete the edits without disproving the content ! at least FIVE sections (2 templates and 3 articles) mention where he managed, yet you consider this edit war is personal ! I have the main edits and if you want to undo, you have to disprove, not by tagging lame justifications such as the one you wrote. Mark Mercer (talk) 16:57, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Boleyn: Can you please have a look into this edit war for this article Francisc Mészáros. Mark Mercer (talk) 17:00, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

It's not an edit war, you are repeatedly adding unsourced information to articles, see WP:3RRNO. You have already been told that citing other Wikipedia articles is not enough. PS @Boleyn: (seeing as you don't know how to ping)...GiantSnowman 20:26, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Information icon Before adding a category to an article, as you did to Myriam Klink, please make sure that the subject of the article really belongs in the category that you specified according to Wikipedia's categorization guidelines. Categories must also be supported by the article's verifiable content. Categories may be removed if they are deemed incorrect for the subject matter. Thank you. ☾Loriendrew☽ (ring-ring) 01:39, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Mark. A few years ago I did some similar editing - there is a real lack of articles on English Members of Parliament from before the 20th century, and all the information was in tables in the constituency articles. I used that information to create unreferenced articles on the MPs, figuring that the information was in at least one Wikipedia table (sometimes more than one). I really got into it and created loads of articles - it then turned out about 10% of the information on the tables was wrong in some way. I got a lot of abuse and it was horrible, but I remained sure of myself and so carried on creating the articles. It took quite a while to fix it all and a lot of other editors helped me. I really wish I'd not trusted anything I found on Wikipedia without checking the source carefully, and although the information you're adding is probably correct, we do need to verify things before we add them. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 11:46, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

A page you started (Beit Chlala) has been reviewed![edit]

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Boleyn (talk) 06:56, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

A page you started (Harbata) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Harbata, Mark Mercer!

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Although this is a stub article in need of attention, the sourcing seems valid and it should be allowed time to develop. Thanks for your contribution and please keep working on the article Edaham (talk) 08:13, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

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Category:People executed by hanging[edit]

Hello. Please note that articles are categorized as far down in the category hierarchy as possible, without duplication in the parent categories above. See WP:SUBCAT. Consequently, John Brown (abolitionist), Gabriel Prosser, and Nat Turner—all of whom belong to Category:People executed by Virginia by hanging—don't also belong in the parent categories Category:People executed by the United States by hanging, Category:People executed by hanging, or Category:People. Thank you. — Malik Shabazz Talk/Stalk 04:42, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

WikiProjects and Resources[edit]

Hi Mark,

I've noticed you have created a number of new articles. You might be interested in participating in communities with editors editing similar topics, such as Wikipedia:WikiProject Lebanon and Wikipedia:WikiProject Syria. They may be able to provide some support to improve your edits.

If you are having difficulty finding sources, Wikipedia:WikiProject_Resource_Exchange and Wikipedia:List of online newspaper archives might also be useful. You can also refer to the foreign-language equivalent Wikipedia to try and trace some of the sources you need for writing new articles. - Mailer Diablo 17:03, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attribution[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you copied or moved text from Hassan Abbas into Abdel Kader Rifai. While you are welcome to re-use Wikipedia's content, here or elsewhere, Wikipedia's licensing does require that you provide attribution to the original contributor(s). When copying within Wikipedia, this is supplied at minimum in an edit summary at the page into which you've copied content, disclosing the copying and linking to the copied page, e.g., copied content from [[page name]]; see that page's history for attribution. It is good practice, especially if copying is extensive, to also place a properly formatted {{copied}} template on the talk pages of the source and destination. The attribution has been provided for this situation, but if you have copied material between pages before, even if it was a long time ago, please provide attribution for that duplication. You can read more about the procedure and the reasons at Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. Thank you. If you are the sole author of the prose that was moved, attribution is not required. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:33, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Non-free use of File:Syria FA.png[edit]

This file’s non-free was previously discussed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2016 February 24#File:Syria FA.png and the file was removed from the team articles as a result by an administrator. If you want clarification of this, please discuss things with the closing administrator per WP:CLOSECHALLENGE. Just for reference, removing non-free files per the result of a FFD discussion is consider an exception to the three-revert rule per WP:NOT3RR, but repeatedly re-adding files contrary to an FFD result is considered edit warring and disruptive, and will lead to WP:AN3. So, discuss your concerns with the closing admin and see what they have to say. — Marchjuly (talk) 16:54, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Ways to improve Al-Qasim, Iraq[edit]

Hi, I'm Gatemansgc. Mark Mercer, thanks for creating Al-Qasim, Iraq!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Considering how many stub city articles there are on Wikipedia, I don't see why this shouldn't exist.

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Gatemansgc (talk) 18:13, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Mouhanad Boushi[edit]

Hello Mark Mercer,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Mouhanad Boushi for deletion, because it seems to be an article that was created in violation of a block or ban. Content created by banned users will be deleted immediately.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions.

Rentier (talk) 20:03, 21 December 2017 (UTC)