User talk:Mgadpo195

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December 2010[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. The recent edit you made to UTC Power has been reverted, as it appears to have removed content from the page without explanation. Use the sandbox for testing; if you believe the edit was constructive, ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing. Thank you. Alansohn (talk) 18:20, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at UTC Power. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been automatically reverted.

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  • The following is the log entry regarding this warning: UTC Power was changed by Mgadpo195 (u) (t) ANN scored at 0.873425 on 2010-12-13T18:38:55+00:00 . Thank you. ClueBot NG (talk) 18:38, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

UTC power[edit]

Please use inline citations <ref>source</ref> when making changes to articles, as blanking a bunch of references is a big red flag. If you have any questions, please just ask! Thanks, Markvs88 (talk) 16:47, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

can I use hyperlinks as inline citations? is it ok to delete information that is no longer accurate? UTC Power only makes fuel cells. It no longer "designs and builds small to medium sized power systems".
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to discuss your proposed edits. I know how things work on Wikipedia are not always easy to underststand. The reason I kept reverting your edits is not because they're updating the page, but because you were replacing them with external links so people would have to guess which reference goes with which point. Which, while it is the way it was done before, is not the best (or even a good) way to cite information. Please click on the Sikorsky Aircraft page. While it's not the best on Wikipeida, it does show how inline citations carry the point across and a reader could better understand what's being said (and, most importantly, points can be verified!).
Yes, you can use hyperlinks as an inline citation. Just copy this: <ref>source</ref> and put your URL where it says "source". Then paste your citation after the sentance you are supporting. The hyperlink will automatically appear at the bottom of the article under References, and the bracketed number will appear where you added the citation. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask them here or on my talk page. As long as points are cited they are generally not removed (unless they're controvertial or libelous, etc). Best, Markvs88 (talk) 17:14, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


Mark - Thank you for advice! I truly appreciate it. It looks like the Sikorsky Aircraft cites hyperlinks to other wikipedia entries. Is that the preferred process in wikipedia? Is it better to include the links to UTC Power's web site under "external sources"? As I begin to edit the page, I am open to your feedback and advice. I made a first attempt at the UTC Power summary. Is my last edit more wikipedia friendly? As I mentioned I am a novice. Thanks again for your help.

Anytime! The only ref I see that refers to wikipedia on that page is #8, but that's not the norm. Inline citations are usually the best way to go, External sources are really meant for related websites which aren't specifically cited. Yes, it looks good so far, keep it up. You'll also want to add third party (newspaper, magazine, etc) citations to beef up the article. Check out WP:REF to get some ideas. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 01:54, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

I read through the WP:Ref today and I am still having trouble citing references. I can not find information on including and closing a "tag". Can you explain to me how to tag? Thanks!

I fixed the infobox for you and converted a citation. Check it out in View History and if you need more help, just ask! Best, Markvs88 (talk) 00:45, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

I saw the new infobox and the incline citation. Thank you for your help! I keep hitting a wall with my edits. I just want to get the "hang of this" so that i can update this entry correctly. I clicked on View History but could not see how you added the inline citation. I have read several articles and they say users need to include [1] at the end of a word or sentence they want to cite but how do I add a tag. Is the tag the name of the source I am citing?

Anytime! You're nearly there: all you have to do for inline citations is to type <ref>, then paste the link, then type </ref>. That's all! (Also, on talk pages always end your message with four tildas (~), this signs your name and the time you made the post.) Best, Markvs88 (talk) 22:18, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, Mark. Sorry it took me so long to write back. Busy and have not had a chance to log back in. You are so helpful! I was missing the "/" in the </ref>. I am also going to attempt to upload photos soon and will most likely need your advice on that too. Stay tuned. Mgadpo195 (talk) 21:29, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

The devil is always in the details. Nice work! Sure, anytime. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 21:50, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

I updated the inline citations with links to external references. I hope this works and that the boxes with "exclamation points" will no longer appear on the utc power entry. Now I need to read about uploading and references photos. Mgadpo195 (talk) 17:15, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Very good! I am able to remove another one of those tags because it no longer applies. If you can attribute the 1) 2) 3) 4) references under "References" as citations (or delete them if they no longer apply to the article), that last one can go too. The article can still use some more mainstream media citations (the MSNBC one is a good example), but it's not crucial. For pictures, start here: [:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Upload]. Make sure what you add is either public domain, fair use, or something you yourself took. If it isn't, you'll need to be able to attribute permission by the image's owner. If you want to see an article where that was done, you can look at Washington Bridge (Connecticut), which has pictures both taken by users and an image that is fair use (the postcard). Good luck! Markvs88 (talk) 18:04, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. I deleted 1-4. I will also look at the Washington Bridge entry. Thanks again for your help. I truly appreciate it! 20:28, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

I probably wasn't as clear as I could bave been... sorry about that. Do a view history and compare the versions and you'll see what I mean. Anyway, I've also removed the references tag at the top of the page. Good luck with your future editing, if you need anything just drop a line. The page is much better with all of your contributions. If you like, you can branch out into other articles (perhaps from Category:United Technologies) or feel free to join the WikiProject Connecticut. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 22:25, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:CCE fuel cells.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:CCE fuel cells.jpg, which you've sourced to UTC Power. I noticed that while you provided a valid copyright licensing tag, there is no proof that the creator of the file agreed to license it under the given license.

If you created this media entirely yourself but have previously published it elsewhere (especially online), please either

  • make a note permitting reuse under the CC-BY-SA or another acceptable free license (see this list) at the site of the original publication; or
  • Send an email from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en@wikimedia.org, stating your ownership of the material and your intention to publish it under a free license. You can find a sample permission letter here. If you take this step, add {{OTRS pending}} to the file description page to prevent premature deletion.

If you did not create it entirely yourself, please ask the person who created the file to take one of the two steps listed above, or if the owner of the file has already given their permission to you via email, please forward that email to permissions-en@wikimedia.org.

If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Non-free content, use a tag such as {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:File copyright tags#Fair use, and add a rationale justifying the file's use on the article or articles where it is included. See Wikipedia:File copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have provided evidence that their copyright owners have agreed to license their works under the tags you supplied, too. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Files lacking evidence of permission may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. MilborneOne (talk) 23:15, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your help! I was thrilled to see the boxes/exclamation points removed from the UTC Power entry. I uploaded a few photos on the page today. Is there a way I can wrap text? I would like the photos of the Price Chopper and Coca-Cola fuel cells to line up next to or around the "fuel cells for buildings" header and the bus photo to be next to or under the "fuel cells for buses" header 21:15, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

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