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Specificity about states[edit]

Hello, there is no need to be so over-specific about the state that Auustralian places belong to. As such, I have reverted your page move at Granite Island (Australia) and reverted or slightly modified some of your other edits. You might be interested in WikiProject Australia and the Australian Wikipedians' notice board. Graham87 16:07, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Also, country names shouldn't generally be linked. While I think that the link you added to New Zealand at the New South Wales article was OK because it's directly relevant to the topic, the link to Australia that you added to Kinglake West, Victoria was not so good. Graham87 16:27, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

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May 2012[edit]

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August 2012[edit]

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Linking or adding state[edit]

There is absolutely no need to specify which state a city is located in unless the context is referring to a towns with a similar name but of lesser significance than the city that is more commonly known. Including states in the prose does nothing except clutter up sentences and lead to overlinking. Please refer to WP:MoS for future references. YuMaNuMa Contrib 03:42, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

February 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm SatuSuro. I noticed that you recently removed some content from List of impact craters in Australia without explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry: I restored the removed content. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! Please do not play with formatting text - the article/list was almost rendered meaningless by your edits - please check to see fmt is correct when you do that sats 09:28, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

August 2013[edit]

Information icon Please do not add original research or novel syntheses of published material to articles as you apparently did to Singapore Airlines. Please cite a reliable source for all of your contributions. Thank you. Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 17:52, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Hi Dave, As requested I've added sources to my edits. Regards, Scotty Sj96 (talk) 03:21, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
    • You're adamant on re-adding this, aren't you? And now per WP:UNDUE, your input has been reverted. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 09:08, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
      • I'm sorry Dave but I had to undo your revert as reliable sources were provided as you requested. Your new tack is also flawed as the article itself states that SIA is majority government owned. Are you perchance Singaporean? Please note, I did try to meet you halfway by not deleting the obvious bias I deleted previously. Regards, ScottySj96 (talk) 10:30, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
        • Whatever your agenda, I've asked an Admin to review your edit and he has confirmed to me that it is nothing short of WP:UNDUE and your edit has been reverted. --Dave ♠♣♥♦™№1185©♪♫® 19:22, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

My agenda is to create a better, more neutral article for everyone. Unfortunately the non-synthesis of other viewpoints into this article undermines WikiP's credibility. ScottySj96 (talk) 19:41, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

States[edit]

If you want to be technical, the states of Australia are not sovereign states, rather they are federated states, meaning with current laws they cannot function independent of federal government. This is due to the division of power clause under the constitution, which transferred some of the powers of states to the federal government. As stated in my edit summary, the federal government can pass laws that override the laws of states, rendering states practically powerless in certain situations. YuMaNuMa Contrib 12:46, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

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Actually, the Australian states are sovereign entities, as weird as that is (Queen of Victoria ... I kid you not). But that doesn't matter one bit here. What we need is to minimise redundancy in locations. "Melbourne", or "Melbourne, Australia", is quite enough, depending on the context. "Perth, Australia" is often needed, rather than "Perth", because there's a Scottish namesake. I find the little town of Sydney, Nova Scotia, not worth making the distinction for when citing "Sydney". But definitely avoid "Sydney, NSW, Australia". Tony (talk) 06:43, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

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Your recent editing history shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

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