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January 2014[edit]

Information icon Please do not introduce incorrect information into articles, as you did to Black Hispanic and Latino Americans. Your edits appear to be vandalism and have been reverted. If you believe the information you added was correct, please cite references or sources or discuss the changes on the article's talk page before making them again. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you. Iryna Harpy (talk) 00:35, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to violate Wikipedia's no original research policy by adding your personal analysis or synthesis into articles, as you did at Dominican American, you may be blocked from editing. Iryna Harpy (talk) 22:52, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

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My hat off to you[edit]

This Hats Off Barnstar award goes to Spreadofknowledge for the dedication and contributions made to the Afro-Puerto Rican article. Bravo Zulu! My Hats off to you Spreadofknowledge. Tony the Marine

October 2014[edit]

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  • to improve the area. Glenwood is often defined as the area bounded by York Street to the south (bordering [[Stanton, Philadelphia|Stanton]] and [[Templetown, Philadelphia|Templetown]], Germantown

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Sourcing of History of the Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia[edit]

Hi! Thanks for working on History of the Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia.

To make the article better, it's good to make sure every detail that is not "common sense" (the capital of France is Paris) is sourced. That means also making sure the content before the "ref" mark is actually sourced to that ref. Example:

  • AAAA<ref>A.</ref> or
  • AAA<ref name=A> B<ref name=B> AAA<ref name=A/>

That way readers will know where the content comes from so they can make sure it is true and so they may use it in their school or business reports.

This article needs more sourcing, especially in regards to new details you added. Since there are many people not from Philadelphia, many of the details demand more accurate sourcing. I like using Google Books (make sure the book is not self-published!). Also please fill in citations (name of page, publisher, date, access date, etc.) and use http://webcitation.org (a website archival service) in case the page is taken down. You can also get old pages at http://wayback.archive.org.

If there is a journal article you want to use, you may use WP:RX to obtain a copy of it for your Wikipedia use. WhisperToMe (talk) 16:12, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

At the revision here the 2010 data was never erased. Please see this revision. If you look carefully, nothing has been removed. Even though 2000 data is out of date, it is still of interest so I think it should stay in the article. WhisperToMe (talk) 12:29, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

January 2015[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Hispanic and Latino Americans. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Hispanic and Latino Americans. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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In particular, editors should be aware of the three-revert rule, which says that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. While edit warring on Wikipedia is not acceptable in any amount and can lead to a block, breaking the three-revert rule is very likely to lead to a block. If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. PanydThe muffin is not subtle 18:48, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

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December 2015[edit]

Information icon Please do not add or change content, as you did at Albany, New York, without citing a reliable source. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Magnolia677 (talk) 18:29, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

  • I see that you were warned here by User:WhisperToMe to stop adding unsourced demographic information regarding Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia. You were also warned here to stop adding deliberate demographic errors to articles. Yet here you are continuing to do this. Please explain yourself. Magnolia677 (talk) 18:39, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Using blogs as sources[edit]

Please avoid using blogs as references, as they constitute Original research. --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 17:18, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

January 2016[edit]

Information icon Please do not attack other editors. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you.

I am referring specifically to these edit summaries:[1], where you accuse a good-faith editor of vandalism, and [2], where you accuse another good-faith editor of being delusional. I also note your comments at User_talk:Castncoot#NYC_is_NOT_the_.22center.22_of_the_Puerto_Rican_American_community_.21.21.21, which are highly uncivil and confrontational. You clearly have a lot of knowledge to contribute to Wikipedia; please do so while keeping this a hospitable place for others to contribute.--Aervanath (talk) 14:43, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Please stop adding unsourced content, as you did to White Puerto Ricans. This contravenes Wikipedia's policy on verifiability. If you continue to do so, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Magnolia677 (talk) 04:19, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Your revert added unsourced content, but you have a point. My apology. Magnolia677 (talk) 18:13, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello Hold up first of all, you got it ALL mixed up. He's the one replacing sourced facts with his racist bias opinions and beliefs to this article. Im simply reverting it back to it's original content. You should block him for vandalism.

White Puerto Ricans[edit]

I don't see any vandalism or "replacement of facts with racist opinion" in the article history, either. Exactly which part of the multiple edits by User:JesseRaf and User:2604:2000:c5ca:1600:2962:1aed:8d32:1be (probably two different people) do you object to? - Mike Rosoft (talk) 06:47, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

January 2016[edit]

Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you make personal attacks on other people, as you did at White Puerto Ricans. Comment on content, not on fellow editors. I have added nothing but improvements to the article, look at the edit history. You are argumentative and have come in like you WP:OWN the article reverting everything that is not your version. You have been uncivil and combative and directed personal attacks at other editors as you assume bad faith in the community. JesseRafe (talk) 02:59, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Motherfucka the whole "Blanqueamento in Puerto Rico" (Whitening of Puerto Rico) section was allll me, or as you renamed it "Present Day Puerto Rico". They all are facts and they all got sources to back them up. So you saying you removed all unsourced content is bullsh*t. Its a fact, that most "white Puerto Ricans" have significant amounts of African and Native ancestry. But your racist ass delete my facts n statistics, as if you dont wan it to be known that alot of "white""Puerto Ricans have African and Native ancestry. Instead of reverting back to your vandalistic bullsh*t, look at ALL the statistics and their sources, all of which i supplied, in the "blanquemento in Puerto Rico" section.

  • Final warning: stop accusing others of ulterior motives. Having different opinion on how the subject should be covered doesn't constitute racism, or vandalism. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 06:11, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
Almost more offensive than the outright personal attacks and harassment is the blatant and patent untruth to this confounding claim, and I have no idea how removing a trite and unsourced statement like "Corsica is an island and people from Corsica saw that Puerto Rico was an island and liked it there" constitutes racism. Find a citation for this garbage sentence and re-add it.As to who is African and Native, how is that relevant to the phrasing "Jews" vs "The Jews"? As that is the only section I changed the name of. Or, perhaps this editor has no idea how Wikipedia works and who made what edits, but would love to "contribute" to the encyclopedia with baseless claims, harassment, and being most WP:UNCIVIL? Class act! JesseRafe (talk) 06:35, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
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Bad faith abuse of other editors[edit]

Please note that this section you opened on the Afro-Puerto Ricans talk page is really unacceptable. I have had no dealings with the other editor you mention, and accusing me of racism and the use of expletives on an article talk page is beyond the pale.

In fact, I've only been cleaning up the dead links (which it was tagged for in June of 2015), verifying citations, and trying to find substitute articles for dead links with no title and no archived captures. So far, I've only been getting acquainted with the subject matter by reading the references as I cite check, and have done no serious copyediting other than a few grammatical errors and clarifications.

After your post, I took a look at the edit history and saw that the other editor you alluded to had made a series of edits where both sourced content and sources were removed. You have never engaged on the talk page prior this outburst. All that was required was an assumption of good faith comment about the removal of sources to have drawn my attention to the content changes.

I would appreciate it if you were to strike through your accusation and leave some form of apology for your mud-slinging. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 04:51, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

August 2016[edit]

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August 2016[edit]

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December 2016[edit]

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to violate Wikipedia's no original research policy by adding your personal analysis or synthesis into articles, as you did at History of the Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia, you may be blocked from editing. JesseRafe (talk) 22:09, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Please stop attacking other editors, as you did on Puerto Rican migration to New York City. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Comment on content, not on other contributors or people. JesseRafe (talk) 22:10, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on History of the Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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Stop icon This is your only warning; if you make personal attacks on others again, as you did at Puerto Rican migration to New York City, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Comment on content, not on other contributors or people. Iryna Harpy (talk) 22:40, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

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January 2017[edit]

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Reliable sources[edit]

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April 2017[edit]

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