User talk:MrPaulsClass

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Hello, MrPaulsClass, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using 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 ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Venustas 12 (talk) 21:34, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Removing stub tags?[edit]

{{helpme}} My middle school students are expanding stubs in order to learn more about how Wikipedia functions. Should I be removing stub tags as we go, or does that fall to a higher level administrator? Thanks! - MrPaulsClass (talk) 21:51, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

If you expand the article, and decide that it's no longer a stub, then just remove the template. We admins do not go round checking stubs. If you wish for a second opinion on any page - then use the talk page, or the article's project talk page (if there is one)  Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:55, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice! Hopefully the students will get their articles to the point that we can start removing tags. -MrPaulsClass (talk) 19:49, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Sinezona lyallensis[edit]

It's a very good initiative to learn students editing in Wikipedia. More teachers should take this initiative, as this is being done in several universities. However, in this special case, you have been working on a synonym of Schismope lyallensis, which ,in turn, is a synonym of the accepted name Sukashitrochus lyallensis (Finlay, 1926) (see : WoRMS : Sukashitrochus lyallensis). I have therefore moved the article to the accepted name. Taxonomy is a very tricky field, even for the best malacologists in the world. Don't let this deter you and be bold. If necessary, you can always ask me or someone else from Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods for advice. JoJan (talk) 13:23, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestions and feedback! The students and I really appreciate it. -MrPaulsClass (talk) 19:47, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

November 2010[edit]

Hi, since you're a class of students I thought I'd take the time to let you know that I've reverted your edit to Fender Stratocaster, which means that I undid the addition of two sources to the article. The reason for this is that I checked those two websites out, and as far as I could tell they did not appear to be a reliable source. Generally I tend to stay away from personal websites when sourcing articles, and instead prefer magazines, in the case of guitar-related articles magazines like Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist are my first places to look. Books are also a good source of material for these things but somewhat more difficult to find, and in some cases newspaper articles (e.g. interviews) also contain valuable information. This means that finding good sources is somewhat more difficult than just googling for them, but it has the benefit of making sure we have good source material to reference in our articles. Cheers, Nettrom (talk) 15:37, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Indented line Thanks for the feedback and explaining your changes. We will remember your suggestions as we continue to edit. Cheers!MrPaulsClass (talk) 19:15, 10 November 2010 (UTC)