User talk:Robvanvee

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DYK for Van Breda murders[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 21 July 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Van Breda murders, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Marli van Breda survived being struck in the head by an axe, but has no memory of the event? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Van Breda murders. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Van Breda murders), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:16, 21 July 2016 (UTC)


User:Dr. Blofeld has created Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/Contests. The idea is to run a series of contests/editathons focusing on each region of Africa. He has spoken to Wikimedia about it and $1000-1500 is possible for prize money. As someone who has previously expressed interest in African topics, would you be interested in contributing to one or assisting draw up core article/missing article lists? He says he's thinking of North Africa for an inaugural one in October. If interested please sign up in the participants section of the Contest page, thanks.♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:36, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 21 July 2016[edit]


Trophy.png You don't deserve it
I don't agree with and stop changing the tags for the genres I change to better represent something than the lame "indie rock" umbrella. I have listened to the music and I know what i am talking about. Do you want me to use rateyourmusic, an aggravated website that has a lot of user feedback to prove my point?
DalekDalek (talk) 15:28, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Take the time to read the message I left on your talk page. Genre changes or additions need to be sourced, as with all information on Wikipedia. Robvanvee 18:59, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

John Romero[edit]

Hello. I actually left the source in the Edit Summary. I'm not sure whether or not you saw that, but I have an official source, so there is no need to revert my edit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Doommaster1994 (talkcontribs) 07:16, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi. FB is not an acceptable source for WP:BLP. Also, just putting your source in the edit summery is not actually sourcing. Please see WP:Citing sources. Cheers. Robvanvee 07:21, 1 August 2016 (UTC)


Why are you following stalking my edits? You know that is called hounding and is against wikipedia. If you have a problem let's discuss it on an administrators page, and If you are an admin make sure you understand sources aren't needed everytime you edit. Let me be. Thank You.-- (talk) 01:17, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Actually most of the articles you edit are on my watch list and I don't think you are the right person to be advising me on what is against Wikipedia. If you were, then you would know that all material in Wikipedia mainspace, including everything in articles, lists and captions, must be verifiable. And per the same article: the burden to demonstrate verifiability lies with the editor who adds or restores material...aka you. Please source your edits or they will be reverted. Thank you. Robvanvee 13:37, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 August 2016[edit]

New section[edit]

Hi! I appreciate your concern. However, I know Tame Impala extensively and I know genres. So, in spite of your normal editing etiquette, I believe this edit (along with my other edits) was appropriate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:00, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Sadly, your "extensive" knowledge of genres won't suffice here. Only a reference to a reliable source will. Robvanvee 06:58, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Your technicalities bore me. Music is not sourced. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:05, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 August 2016[edit]

Proposal: New Page Reviewer user right[edit]

A discussion is taking place to request that New Page Patrollers be suitably experienced for patrolling new pages. Your comments at New pages patrol/RfC for patroller right are welcome. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 17:03, 28 August 2016 (UTC)


The NPP backlog now stands at 13,158 total unreviewed pages.

Just to recap:

  • 13 July 2016: 7,000
  • 1 August 2016: 9,000
  • 7 August 2016: 10,472
  • 16 August 2016: 11,500
  • 28 August 2016: 13,158

You naturally don't have to feel obliged, but if there's anything you can do it would be most appreciated. I've spent 40 hours on it this week but it's only a drop in the ocean.--Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 17:03, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

William Orbit wikipedia entry[edit]

I am the manager of William Orbit. I am trying very hard to update his wikipedia data. I am not including any data that is not verifiable. The only thing I can do to make it more verifiable for your approval is to add links, which I can certainly do, to the data so that it can be more easily verified by going to other wikipedia entries. This is factual information that has been on his wikipedia for several years, and recently has been rewritten to add missing information. I have noticed that whenever I personally, or William's IT guy try to make entries, you are taking it down and I don't understand your explanation for doing so.Pauby Taylor (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 15:05, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Pauby. Wikipedia is very strict on autobiographical content, especially related to living people as I explained to the last guy. Please read this policy covering the issue. If you want to add any new information on said subject it absolutely has to be sourced to some reliable publication, either on the web or accessible print medium. Imagine everyone interested in the article claimed to be his publicist or It guy and added whatever they liked. How do you verify the info? This policy exists to protect Wikipedia and Mr Orbit. If the info you have is verifiable, I'd be happy to help you with inserting links to those sources. Please tell me this makes sense? I tried so hard to explain to the It guy. Robvanvee 16:24, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 September 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 29 September 2016[edit]

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All the best, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 10:51, 29 September 2016 (UTC)


Hi, I have a question about editing an article. You already know that I tried editing the Rage Against the Machine article without a reliable source. Would it be better to say "Rage Against the Machine could be considered dada" instead of "Many people consider them to be dada" or would that also need a source? — DBear26

Hi DBear26. Either way you would need to source that. In fact anything added to Wikipedia should be sourced especially material that may be challenged. Are you familiar with adding sources? Shout if you need a hand. Also, If you hit the ~ button 4 times it will automatically sign your comment with your name, date and time. Try it in your sandbox. Robvanvee 18:35, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 October 2016[edit]