User talk:Morphovariant

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Fan Labor Reversion[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm I dream of horses. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Fan labor because it appeared to be promotional. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" are against Wikipedia policy and not permitted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. I dream of horses @ 03:27, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello. I am new. This was absolutely not intended to be promotional. It is an activity engaged in by fans, inspired by participation in fandom and there is even an NPR article about it. What do you recommend to make it less promotional; what specifically about it says 'promotional' to you? Thanks for your help. --Morphovariant (talk) 03:41, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
It seemed to promote the store more than talking about the fandom--that's what seemed promotional to me. --I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 03:46, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
How about if I remove the mention of Adagio? It's mentioned by NPR, but it's not the relevant part of the activity (that's just where it generally happens). Also, if relevant, although I drink fandom tea (and think it an interesting and unique expression of fandom participation) , I do not create it myself. I'm also thinking this could be part of the existing 'Applied Arts' section - renamed to 'Applied arts: Costume construction, tea blending.'
In fandom-inspired tea blends, creators craft unique combinations of teas, herbs, nuts, fruits, and/or spices to produce a blend that tipifies a character from TV, film, or comic books or exemplifies their nature, or an aspect of it. Fan art is typically involved in the form of a custom designed label. NPR reports this started in 2012, "when comic artis Cara McGee decided to blend some Sherlock teas on a whim." There are now "more than a thousand user-created 'fandom teas'" available. [1]

Buffalo Grove, IL Reversion[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm John from Idegon. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. John from Idegon (talk) 21:16, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

My apologies. I will replace it. Got in a hurry and didn't read far enough. Again, sorry. John from Idegon (talk) 22:28, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

Humboldt Park Reversion[edit]

Hello, morphovariant. I did not make a mistake on the page nor was I attempting to experiment on Wikipedia using the page. I included the information about gentrifiers of an overwhelming White and middle/upper-middle class majority entering the neighborhood because it simply is fact: virtually and statistically (it's already in the article). In past discussion it seems that you've argued that Wikipedia pages can't be used as "soapboxes" or "advertisements", however this page in its descriptions of the neighborhood read as an advertisement created by real estate agencies to attract newcomers. Calling the housing stock "eclectic" for example is something not based in fact at all, but in opinion, and this language is used to sell. Recent conversation on Humboldt Park named 10th hottest neighborhood in the nation by Redfin (as mentioned in the article) is directly related to this, and explaining the reasoning for this is the editing I've been doing to the article. In one instance, I used a previously cited source already in the article that explained that more affluent residents criminalize the previous residents through gentrification, yet later that explanation was erased and replaced by a list of "benefits" of gentrification that ignore the history the page attempts to detail. If Wikipedia wants to become a soapbox for real estate investors and agents, then it can, but if not, then the page needs to change.

Examples of advertising language already on page:

Consistent price increases in neighboring Wicker Park and Logan Square have caused home buyers to settle in nearby Humboldt Park, where prices are lower and space is more abundant than in the more expensive areas nearby. Humboldt Park has a wide variety of historic homes as well as new construction homes with green features, all creating an eclectic mix of housing options for those looking to buy. Humboldt Park was named as the "hottest" neighborhood in Chicago (in terms of real estate activity, improvement and value) and the 10th "hottest" neighborhood in the Nation by As of January 2014 Redfin recorded a 168 percent jump in pageviews for Humboldt Park, which had a (vastly increased) median home sale price of $189,450.

The area is home to many social service institutions, a burgeoning scene of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops as well as two sixty feet Puerto Rican flags on Division Street which mark the history of the area especially from the 1970s to the mid 1990s. The many empty store fronts on North Ave. and Division St. have yielded fledgeling new business such as tattoo shops, stained glass craftsman, bar and grills, and a remodeled grocery store with a rich Mexican presence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:12, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

A. J. Raffles (character)[edit]

Hello Morphovariant,

It seems to me that an article you worked on, A. J. Raffles (character), may be copied from It's entirely possible that I made a mistake, but I wanted to let you know because Wikipedia is strict about copying from other sites.

It's important that you edit the article and rewrite it in your own words, unless you're absolutely certain nothing in it is copied. If you're not sure how to fix the problem or have any questions, there are people at the help desk who are happy to assist you.

Thank you for helping build a free encyclopedia! MadmanBot (talk) 21:19, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Help Desk resolution that the copying is from the other direction can be found here --Morphovariant (talk) 17:23, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:All Media Network logo.svg[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:All Media Network logo.svg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 15:02, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

A thank you is in order[edit]

Thank you very much for giving me an editor review. I appreciate the focus on your noting of recent contributions, as that's largely what I was looking for comment on. I greatly appreciated the fact that you took all that time out of your day, and that you believe I handle myself well on talk pages (that's a frequent worry of mine).

All of your compliments were very much obliged and certainly helped me with some reassurance I've needed for a long time. I appreciate the editor review immensely. Thank you again! Corvoe (speak to me) 16:52, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Zuraw, Lydia (29 April 2013). "If TV's Your Cup of Tea, Try A Character-Infused Blend". NPR. Retrieved 16 January 2014.  External link in |website= (help)