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About a reverted edit[edit]

I changed the phrase "but Moe could not really deal with her being a little person" to "but Moe could not adjust to the difference in height" on the page for the Simpsons character Moe Szyslak, because the original sentence is ambiguous enough to imply that Moe finds Maya unattractive due to her size, which is not the case. On top of that, the original sentence conflicts with the tone of wikipedia, so even if my version is not used I believe it should not be left unchanged.

You are completely correct. That is the second time this has happened to me tonight, so I fully suspect it is my computer and not you (issue with the trackpad). I am going to hang up Huggle for the night until I can figure out what it going on. Your edit was certainly good! My apologies. Pax Verbum 03:10, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

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Request on 14:16:27, 22 July 2016 for assistance on AfC submission by Jovianliu[edit]


Hello Pax85, I'm the writer of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Codementor, thank you for your review! Regarding the article, one of the reason I made the article is that we found out that similar companies such as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPair and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HackHands has an approved wiki page. Would you kindly point out in which part our source notability differs with them? I know that this argument is not too well acceptable in Wikipedia ("they have a page so we should have too"), but is it possible to let me know so maybe I could try to edit and re-submit? Thank you very much for your help!

Jovianliu (talk) 14:16, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

@Jovianliu: Thanks for reaching out! Taking a quick glance at those other two articles, I would actually consider them borderline as well (and may in fact send them over to AfD after I take a closer look). But in your particular case, and I would say theirs as well, try adding some non-tech and financial sources. For example, I just found this one and this one and this one and maybe this one, but I am not sure since it is not in English. Once you've done this, let me know, and I will re-review the article. Also, take a look at WP:DISCLOSE and apply if needed...

11:46:47, 24 July 2016 review of submission by Hmm2015[edit]


Hi Pax85, thank you for your feedback for my article on Austrian pianist Cornelia Herrmann. I have completely re-written the article and have taken out the promotional or scheduling sources. I have also made it much shorter in order for it to sound less like a program biography and to focus on the aspects that underline her notability as a pianist in the music world (like international competitions or appearances in major venues with renowned partners).

Thank you. Hmm2015 (talk) 11:46, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

OK, we are getting there! I think she meets notability through her participation in the international competition and subsequent invites to others (see WP:MUSICBIO). BUT, after I looked on her webpage, I noted your article has a direct copy and paste from her website. The article must be in your own words. Can you fix this? On this page, there are excerpts from various newspapers. Can you find one or two of the articles? I like the reference from diepresse.com. If you use those newspaper articles, that will allow you to improve the article greatly as you move forward! For now though, definitely take care of that copyright issue and I or someone else (but probably me) will review it...-Pax Verbum 05:03, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:Ethnic slurs[edit]

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Bible Conspiracy Theory[edit]

Hi Pax85, I saw you removed my edits and I don't fully understand why. If I wrote a page about nonsense on Wikipedia, it would surely be removed. So why then have a page about nonsense that is also offensive to Christians? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2604:2000:F986:1600:DD6:6116:4275:4059 (talk) 03:42, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

The page in question does not say whether or not the various theories are true; all it does is puts forth various Bible conspiracy theories. The page does not say, "The following theories are fact." Your edits remove information due to an obvious bias, and your edit summaries use language that is not appropriate and combative. As far as being offensive to Christians, this is an encyclopedia, a repository of all knowledge. Some knowledge is offensive to some people, whether Christian or otherwise; that does not mean that it should not be included in the encyclopedia. We cannot allow personal biases affect what is or is not included. It would be similar to deleting a page about the color red simply because our favorite color was blue.
All that said, I agree that the information you removed is, quite frankly, bogus. I am a theology student with a very traditional background, and I don't think they hold any sort of water. But, the article is on conspiracy theories, and those are indeed conspiracy theories, so they should be included. Cheers, and happy editing! -Pax Verbum 03:54, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
PS - Be sure to sign in if you like, that way your username, and not your IP, is recorded in discussions. -Pax Verbum 03:59, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

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Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 Drive Barnstars[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Pax85 for copy edits totaling over 30,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE July 2016 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:39, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Pax85 for copyediting two long articles during the GOCE July 2016 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:39, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Pax85 for copyediting one of the five longest articles – 8,260 words – during the GOCE July 2016 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:39, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! It was a pleasure to help out. I look forward to the blitz! -Pax Verbum 02:05, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Reference desk[edit]

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"Doods" on Taftan[edit]

About Taftan (volcano), I've readded the mention under the assumption that maybe you don't have access to the whole of page 16 here, where I took it from. Can you check that this is indeed the case? Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:14, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus: It took me a while, but I was finally able to access the book. For some reason I had to search directly for the book, rather than following the link. In any case, I added a small clarification that the word is of local origin, but yes, I did find the reference. Thank you! -Pax Verbum 19:52, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Christ myth theory[edit]

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05:20:47, 26 August 2016 review of submission by Hmm2015[edit]



Hallo, thank you for your last comment regarding the article for pianist Cornelia Herrmann. I am sorry that it took me so long to fix this - I did not check on wikipedia directly and wrongly assumed that I would be notified by mail if there is a new comment. I fixed the copyright things now and hope that the article is ok now.

Thanks once again.

Hmm2015 (talk) 05:20, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi Hmm2015! Thank you for your note! Please be patient with me - I am currently in the middle of transitioning back to the U.S. after a three month language immersion in Mexico. Once I get settled back home (middle of next week) I will definitely take a look, if it hasn't been reviewed by someone else by then. There is also a strong chance I may look at it before then, I just can't make any promises. :) Cheers! -Pax Verbum 17:04, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Hi Pax85,

thanks for your message. Don't worry, just take your time and have a look at it whenever you're ready. I have also included two more articles as you suggested. Hmm2015 (talk) 00:44, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

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article for Austrian pianist Cornelia Herrmann[edit]

Hi Pax85, I have now received comments from another reviewer, Robert McClenon. He says that I haven't changed my references since the last comment. But I have actually added two references - as you suggested. Furthermore, your comment was much more concerned with the copyright issue - I have also fixed this. I have to say that I am getting a bit confused by all the different comments/feedback I am receiving. thanks! Hmm2015 (talk) 16:46, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi again - while the copyvio issues were addressed, please also note that I mentioned finding reliable sources as well. Essentially my comment on the original decline and Rebbing's comment are the same, although with different wording. Please take a look at the links provided in both comments. I do believe she meets notability, but the article itself requires more reliable sources (no blogs, no promotional sites, etc). -Pax Verbum 03:50, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Crittenden clarification[edit]

Thank you for the note. What I'm trying to do is clarify the nature of the SEC settlement, as the current entry leaves a more sinister impression. As shown in all thh sources, this was an allegation of unintentional disclosure deficiencies, so if you look at my clarifications you will see that no content was removed except that which was misleading about a living person. Can you please add my disclosure back in? Also, I have added a new sentence to the summary about being the cfo of amex, which is in the body of the entry but is important enough to be in the heading. but i apparently have an error on teh citation. if you could change that i would greatly appreciate it. this guy spoke at my university once and he was a really good guy, adn i've studied the SEC case and want to make sure this entry is reflective of that. Thank you. WSFOLLOWER2 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wsfollower2 (talkcontribs) 21:26, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi Wsfollower2: The main issue that I had with your edit was the removal of the seemingly valid and constructive source. I'm still not sure why that was removed. It's important that a wide variety of sources are consulting, even those which may be a bi critical of the subject (as long as they are doing so from a constructive point of view and are unbiased themselves, supporting their claims). Pax Verbum 04:10, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

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New Page Review needs your help[edit]

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As an AfC reviewer you're probably aware that a new user right has been created for patrolling new pages (you might even have been granted the right already, and admins have it automatically).

Since July there has been a very serious backlog at Special:NewPagesFeed of over 14,000 pages, by far the worst since 2011, and we need an all out drive to get this back down to just a few hundred that can be easily maintained in the future. Unlike AfC, these pages are already in mainspace, and the thought of what might be there is quite scary. There are also many good faith article creators who need a simple, gentle push to the Tea House or their pages converted to Draft rather than being deleted.

Although New Page Reviewing can occasionally be somewhat more challenging than AfC, the criteria for obtaining the right are roughly the same. The Page Curation tool is even easier to use than the Helper Script, so it's likely that most AfC reviewers already have more than enough knowledge for the task of New Page Review.

It is hoped that AfC reviewers will apply for this right at WP:PERM and lend a hand. You'll need to have read the page at WP:NPR and the new tutorial.

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