User talk:Mkelley78

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Mkelley78, 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:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or click here to ask for help here on your talk page and a volunteer will visit you here shortly. Again, welcome! bpage (talk) 17:46, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Re: advanced metrics[edit]

Apologies for not addressing this directly with you sooner. If you're willing to learn then this makes things a lot simpler; I assumed you were one of the many we come across daily that aren't willing to learn. That being said, there's a few things to be aware of:

  • Significance: Are these advanced metrics something that the average reader will a.) understand and b.) find interesting? The latter is possible, but as for the former, some of the more exotic ones might be better left out.
  • Tone: Wikipedia's tone is that of an encyclopedia. I take it Jdubb2626 is an account you're associated with? I noticed some of your edits use wording such as "we see that his advanced metrics..." Wikipedia should never use first-person language or refer to the reader.
  • Original research: Everything we type into Wikipedia must be attributable to a reliable source. We cannot make any judgements if the source does not make this judgement itself. For example, if a player is near the bottom in a certain statistic, we cannot say that the player had a bad year unless the cited source also says it. We must follow the sources as closely as possible, without committing plagiarism of course.
  • Citations: Sources should be cited with footnotes, since bare links are subject to link rot.

That's about it. I know those pages I linked are pretty overwhelming, but they're some of the most critical aspects of Wikipedia, so it's important that you understand them. Ping me if you have any questions. Lizard (talk) 05:25, 1 February 2017 (UTC)