User talk:Melvin toast

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September 2008[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, adding content without citing a reliable source, as you did to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, is not consistent with our policy of verifiability. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources, please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Your comments are pure POV and OR. Please abstain from adding such statements as they are unconstructive. Zencv Lets discuss 08:35, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Touré[edit]

Hi. Thanks for adding that material to Touré. Here are a few points to keep in mind that will improve your future edits:

Personal life sections are generally placed after text sections related to a subject's career. Since the material you added deals with Touré's time on The Fire This Time, which is already mentioned in the beginning of the Career section, incorporating that new material there would make a better editorial choice. Otherwise, controversy sections that are related to one's Career are usually placed right after the Career section, or as a subsection within it.

More important, Wikipedia's Neutrality policy requires that opinions need to be attributed explicitly to their sources in the text, and not repeated as facts. Saying that The Fire This Time "was responsible for publishing many articles with an anti-white and anti-Semitic perspective" violates this policy. Take a look at the attributive wording with which I edited those passages to get an idea of how such material should be composed.

Lastly, it is always best to either preview your edits before saving them, or checking them after saving them, and this includes checking to make sure how your citations came out. Not including certain information in your citations, such as author, publication date or title, can result in citation errors like the one seen in the References section here. Don't worry though, I fixed it.

If you ever have any other questions about editing, or need help regarding the site's policies, just let me know by leaving a message for me in a new section at the bottom of my talk page. Thanks. :-) Nightscream (talk) 00:15, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Angola[edit]

Please note that the reference you provided was retained. The new sentence, however, is nothing more than just a duplicate of the one before it. If you wish to modify the previous statement, by all means do so. But don't insert another one that says essentially the same thing. danielkueh (talk) 23:26, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

I have modified the previous statement. Thank you for your note. (Melvin toast) (talk)

Boko Haram[edit]

Hello. It is common practise to simply provide the most common translation in the lead. The "name" section goes into more detail, and includes other possible translations. The lead only needs to provide the one in common use (in Nigeria and internationally). The WP:LEAD should summarise the main points in the article - the fact that other translations have occasionally been used in the foreign press does not form a major part of the article, so it should not be covered in the lead. Other translations, including the one you supplied 2 months ago, are covered in the "name" section. The article has been stable since then.

Your edit, "often translated as", is misleading: "nearly always translated as" would be accurate. If you believe there is any doubt that "Western education is forbidden" is overwhelmingly the most common, please discuss this further, either here or on the article talk page (providing sources). Thanks. zzz (talk) 16:55, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Ps. You say in your edit summary that it is "used conveniently by Western media". I have read dozens of Nigerian newspaper articles, and have not come across any other translations. If you believe that other translations are common in Nigeria, please provide some examples, ie. references, before changing the article. Thanks. zzz (talk) 17:04, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Jim Bachor[edit]

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File:First Large-Scale Public Bachor Mosaic Installation Chicago Thorndale L Station.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:First Large-Scale Public Bachor Mosaic Installation Chicago Thorndale L Station.jpg[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:First Large-Scale Public Bachor Mosaic Installation Chicago Thorndale L Station.jpg[edit]

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Disputed non-free use rationale for File:First Large-Scale Commercial Bachor Mosaic Installation Chicago Nike.jpg[edit]

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Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Original Bachor Pothole Mosaic Chicago 2013.jpg[edit]

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Kate Millett[edit]

I am not sure if you are familiar with notifications, so I thought I'd post a message here. I left a message re: your recent edit at Talk:Kate Millett#Mallory Millett.–CaroleHenson (talk) 21:22, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Please take a look at the update to Talk:Kate Millett#Mallory Millett. If you continue to revert without discussing, the next step is a warning for unhelpful edits and engaging in edit warring.
By the way, I don't see it as discussing the issue to ignore the points from the posting at the article talk page... and post an uncivil comment on my talk page.
I made a compromise by making most of the content a note - and asking the watchers of the article to weigh-in if they think another edit is warranted.–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:59, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
If you think that there should be more in Wikipedia about Mallory, and think an article about her would pass WP:N and WP:GNG guidelines, perhaps you could start an article based upon this and this as starting places.–CaroleHenson (talk) 18:17, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Re Saint James Matamoros edits[edit]

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