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Regarding Education[edit]

Juhayman al-Otaybi wikipedia page having a tag Infobox criminal, could not make changes to it. Juhayman al-Otaybi neither represented to Umm Al-Qura University nor he was student. But still Google Knowledge base result shows his education refrs to Umm Al-Qura University, but has studied through Islamic University of Madinah. Our prime object is we dont want to see him in Google Knowledge base results as Notable Alumni. Please suggest how can we proceed to make the changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Younusm (talkcontribs) 12:05, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

hmm, I see you are a new suser who spammed this to various editors; I have no idea what you are talking about but if you cant change infobox info you need to edit the article (which?) in wikidata. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 16:23, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Education[edit]

Juhayman al-Otaybi wikipedia page having a tag Infobox criminal, I want to include his education as 'Islamic University of Madinah' at the right side, could not edit the article at the right side, just I has made the changes to the main article. . Juhayman al-Otaybi neither represented to Umm Al-Qura University nor he was student. But still Google Knowledge base result shows his education refers to Umm Al-Qura University, but has studied through Islamic University of Madinah. Our prime object is we don't want to see him in Google Knowledge base results as Notable Alumni. Please suggest how can we proceed to make the changes.

Younusm (talk) 05:49, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Arabic page[edit]

Thanks for your support.Recently you has shared me the Database english page https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q330662 for editing, I need the same database page in arabic for the same person https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%AC%D9%87%D9%8A%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A8%D9%8A

can you please share. Thanks.

Younusm (talk) 11:22, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
It is the same page; the whole idea of wikidata is to link an article in different languages. https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q330662&setlang=ar, ie you just add &setlang=ar to the end of the url and you have the page in arabic. And any other wikidata page. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 15:30, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
I have made the arabic article the principle article for this individual at wikidata and started the article in Spanish. Let me know if you need any more help, Juhayman al-Otayb was definitely on my watchlit as an article of interest. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 22:52, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestion. I have made the changes in arabic by adding the correct university. I have made the changes in both English and Arabic version of the page. But still, the results of Google Knowledge base showing the same old results as "Education: Umm Al-Qura University". It should be "Islamic University of Madinah" . What should I do now. Please check the page https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q330662 again. Younusm (talk) 10:49, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

I'd say wait a week or two. To see if google search updates. I definitely cant help with google, it is a law unto itself. By the way there is no need to do anything on wikidata in two languages, one language is sufficient, regardless of which language you use. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 21:54, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
I just took a look at the history of the wikidata page https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q330662&action=history and nobody ahs edited it since 3 April, and that was me. So clearly your edits did nott ake effect, which is why they wont have taken on google. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 21:57, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
I can also confirm that on wikidta te only education mentioned is at the Islamic University of Madinah. If google are saying differently there is nothing we at ikipedia can do about that, it should update but who knows when. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 22:01, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Maps[edit]

Hi, I want to include some maps in some of the articles. I want a consensus for that. Please make your comment on the talk pages of Achaemenid empire and Parthian empire.Arman ad60 (talk) 11:00, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

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I have nominated Peru Two at Wikipedia:Today's articles for improvement/Nominations. Take a look at that and other noms, if you want to. Appreciate it.BabbaQ (talk) 23:35, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Core process psychotherapy[edit]

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Could not find any meaningful coverage in independent reliable sources. Zero hits for news coverage, 9 peer-reviewed articles give VERY passing mention of topic, 4 of which were written by the same author, Heward Wilkinson, who is directly affiliated with Karuna Institute. The passing mentions in the presumably independent RS that I could find would only support 1-2 sentences on this topic, at most.

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disruptive editing[edit]

You are disruptively editing wikipedia. You have incorrectly moved paged here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cannabis_in_Arkansas_state&diff=720470338&oldid=720468544 Editor moved article completely ignoring conversation on talk page https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cannabis_in_Louisiana_state&diff=720472980&oldid=720471797 Editor moved article completely ignoring conversation on talk page https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cannabis_in_Maine_state&diff=720470507&oldid=720467299

Then you made these unverifiable edits: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cannabis_policy_of_Colorado_state&diff=720470737&oldid=720469521 https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cannabis_policy_of_Colorado_state&diff=720476705&oldid=720470737 https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cannabis_policy_of_Colorado_state&diff=720476950&oldid=720476705

Please have a look at Wikipedia:Verifiability and tell me how you came to conclude that you can just change the text of an article, with no verifiable source to back up the change and then use that incorrect edit to move the entire page to an incorrect namespace? I'm confused by your disruptive edits. --Potguru (talk) 04:44, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

You have an ANI out on you right now about disruptive editing and editing without consensus and then you come accusing me of disruptive edtng. Which to my mind is part of the same pattern, I will add this to the ANI thread. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 05:26, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
As I pointed out I think the ANI thread is premature as the page itself states a complainant is to talk to the other editor first, instead of just placing their name on the ANI page. Further, as point out in the ANI thread your actions are without concensus AND edit warring. Unlike you I am not edit warring, I am having conversations on talk pages and an ANI page where I think I make a solid case that my editing is toward the useful outcome of Wikipedia:Verifiability whereas I am not sure what you are trying to do other than apparently trying to get someone you disagree with banned. --Potguru (talk) 06:18, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
It wasnt me who made the complaint. But it is being upheld and you have no supporters. Whereas people are objecting to your single-handed insistence on marijuana not cannabis. And from the perspective of long-term editors you are repeating an old argument whle disrespectng those same long-term editors. While clamng to be calm. You need to get a consensus before we consider moving these articles back to marijuana, please dont pretend that you have that consensus already. Or that verifiablity policy, whch i am familiar with, backs you up. You didnt make a very good case for your merge proposal of cannabis and cannabis (drug) but if you hadnt made that proposal you wouldnt have caught my attention. Perhaps somethng to think on. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 06:25, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
I have more faith in administrators than you. I am not concerned because my actions are correct and warranted, whereas your edits are edit warring. you say you are familiar with verifiability yet you blatantly ignore it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cannabis_in_Arkansas_state&diff=720473742&oldid=720470338 where are the citations that back up your edits? --Potguru (talk) 06:51, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
What exactly do you mean I ignore verifiability in that edit. Areyouclaiming I need to verify linking to Cannabis (drug), Arkansas or United States. What is your problem with my linking in this way? besides there werent any refs in the opening before I edited it. Why I am i required to verify, what exactly I am not sure, but why am I required to verify and the previous editors to the opening weren't. How, given the lack of refs in the opening, can you make any claims at all about verifiability in the opening. What is required is sources, I'll go and fix this right now. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 16:08, 16 May 2016 (UTC)
I have now added three refs to the opening. In future, instead of complaining that I made an unverified edit to an unsourced paragraph you should add refs yourselves. it is nt your job to hector others to verify statements that you yourself are making no attempt to verify. I consider this to have been a personal attack. I hope you are going to calm down and take time out. the articles arent going to disappear and in the meantime I will actually try to add more sources, as a better strategy than attackin other editors for not doing so. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 16:30, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

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WP:BEGIN reminder[edit]

Regarding your edit [1]: Do you actually dislike the previous style, or are you just trying to get the title in the first sentence? If the previous, that's fine. If the latter, be aware for future reference there's no requirement that the title be anywhere in the article; see WP:BEGIN: "However, if the article title is merely descriptive—such as Electrical characteristics of dynamic loudspeakers—the title does not need to appear verbatim in the main text." Rolf H Nelson (talk) 05:09, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

If I hadn't disliked the previous style I wouldn't have edited it, I think in this case having the title in the opening was/is entirely appropriate, regardless of whether it may or not be in other articles. IMO my eedit was a distinct improvement. I find your comment odd to say the least.♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 11:32, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

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A page you started (Spotless) has been reviewed![edit]

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Hi Animalparty; thanks for the reminder, I hadnt done it and I have now. Turns out the majority of the links were pointing to the TV series but should have been pointing to the Australian company. There are now 0 links from the main space to this dab page. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 11:31, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Speedy delete of redirects[edit]

I just declined some speedy deletion requests. While they might not be needed redirects they can not be speedy deleted. All speedy deletions needs to meet one of the criterion listed in WP:CSD. The closest one to what you wrote as rationales is WP:R3. The problem is that R3 requires the redirect to be recently created. The newest redirect you nominated was created in 2015. None of them are recent. If you want to pursue deletion of the redirects you will need to list them at WP:RFD. -- GB fan 11:16, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

I agree that R3 is no good, I looked and didnt use it myself cos of the "new redirects", I think some may be under other speedy reasons, if I think so I will re-speedy with the right code, otherwise I'll go to Rfd. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 09:54, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

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I didnt make it, I cropped it. I see the original from which I cropped is not available so I say delete this one too. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 07:30, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

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Application software[edit]

Hello

Today I witnessed two of your attempts to insert a boldfaced "application software" into the lead of the application software article ... even though it is already there! Didn't you notice that?

I noticed that in both your attempt, you had written that an "application software" is the same thing as "an application program". It isn't. Maybe you should study the article's lead before trying to edit it.

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It was done badly and you keep doing it badly, you clearly dont want a good article. Shame that,♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 16:22, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

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Your article San Antonio Pajonal[edit]

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It was in English when I translated it 11 years ago, somebody has added a load of junk in Spanish which I will now delete, not sure why you didn't. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 12:55, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

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Brexit 1975 listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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You have asked... Well I don't agree so I have commented, thanks for the heads up. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 15:33, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

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Proposal for a page[edit]

Dear RichardWeiss,

As previously you have contributed to Wikipedia in regards to financial articles, would you, please, consider writing an article on Creamfinance? It is a global financial services company that provides personal finance products in emerging markets. The company was ranked as the second fastest-growing company in Europe in 2016. Creamfinance is employing over 220 people and operating in 7 countries both within and outside of Europe – Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Georgia, Denmark and Mexico with an IT office in Austria.

I believe it corresponds to the Wikipedia notability rules as it has been talked about in legitimate third party sources: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

If you wish I have put together a first draft for the page and can send it you.

According to Wikipedia guidelines I want to underline that I am a Project Manager at Golin Riga and I have been approached by Creamfinance to help with their representation on Wikipedia.

  1. ^ https://www.creamfinance.com/#home
  2. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/habits-and-routines-of-entrepreneur-matiss-ansviesulis_us_58cf643ce4b0537abd95727c
  3. ^ https://www.inc.com/magazine/201603/noah-davis/inc-5000-europe-2016-fastest-growing-private-companies.html
  4. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/habits-and-routines-of-entrepreneur-matiss-ansviesulis_us_58cf643ce4b0537abd95727c
  5. ^ http://af.reuters.com/article/southAfricaNews/idAFFWN1H10D
  6. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianmitchell/2017/02/20/meet-the-fintech-ceo-making-money-easily-available-anywhere-in-the-world/#5a39bb19f724
  7. ^ http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150929005886/en/
  8. ^ http://www.marketwatch.com/story/creamfinance-partnership-with-mintos-to-offer-investments-in-loans-in-georgia-2015-09-29
  9. ^ http://www.labsoflatvia.com/news/latvian-creamfinance-nabs-a-21m-investment
  10. ^ http://www.techbullion.com/creamfinance-among-fastest-growing-europe-2017-inc-5000-rank
  11. ^ https://www.forbes.com/sites/julianmitchell/2017/02/20/meet-the-fintech-ceo-making-money-easily-available-anywhere-in-the-world/#5a39bb19f724

Aozolins-golin-riga (talk) 08:40, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXXIII, May 2017[edit]

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Authority control[edit]

Hello, Richard. What was the reason for this revert? I think there might be some misunderstanding going on here. CIreland (talk) 09:05, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Nothing was showing. Please explain, ideally on the talk page not here. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 09:15, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Data science[edit]

Hi, I agree with the IP edits. Data science is similar to the overall KDD process, not only to the data mining step. --Chire (talk) 13:49, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Ok, you need to say this on the data science talk page, here is not the place. I am not opposed to mentioning the KDD process but IMO we should also mention data warehouse and point the link directly to the article. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 16:44, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
I don't think data warehouse has much to do with data science. It's more of a "big data" thing; big data replaces the data warehouses. But that is about storing and managing the data, not analyzing it with advanced statistics and "science". Yes, we shouldn't use the redirect, but the link probably should go to Data mining#Process. Chire (talk) 13:47, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Data warehouses are a part of data science, eg only data scientists are generally capable of building them. I am okay with changing the link, however KDD process redirects to Data warehouse and I suggest you change that redirection as well, rather than dabbing. ♫ RichardWeiss talk contribs 14:10, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

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