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Google Maps URL[edit]

Could you link me that? I'm just curious to see if there is any way to incorporate that fact, and if it is worthwhile. • Lawrence Cohen 20:22, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

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Hi, what help do you need? --Stephen 00:55, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

I use Firefox with tight cookie control. A third party tried to install while I was moving between links within Wikipedia--no linking to any other website. Is this of any importance?

I've never seen this. Wikipedia uses cookies for your logon info, but I'm not aware of other types. A better place to post your question would be Wikipedia:Village pump (technical). --Stephen 01:22, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Will do Tapered (talk) 01:51, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Lucas Neill[edit]

Hi,

I just wanted to say I've left a comment on Talk:Lucas Neill about the line "(Cantalejo refereed the quarter-final match between France and Brazil.)" I won't repeat the whole comment here, but I just want to let you know that the comment is there, and to indicate I am keen to see us come to a mutually acceptable decision on the above line as well as helping to monitor and weed out any lines that could be considered problematic from a WP:NPOV perspective from either side of the argument. Camw (talk) 05:05, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

October 2009[edit]

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Neill[edit]

Can you point out which of my edits is pov pushing? I'm pretty sure you'll find my edits have been to bring it back to your wording but if you can show me what specifically you are upset about that might be more helpful than making accusations against me. Camw (talk) 01:13, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Hey, no harm done. I understand the annoyance of trying to keep persistent POV edits out of BLP articles. On the referee issue, I still don't agree that it has a place but I'm more than willing to listen and discuss on the talk page. Camw (talk) 02:42, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
I still think it borders on Original Research to infer something from the appointment without that being said by a reliable source. As I mentioned on the talkpage you previously said that it probably wasn't important to include it, so I don't see why that has changed. I believe we'll get just as many fanatics pushing their POV unless we have an official statement or reference that it was reviewed and correct. I'm on my mobile at the moment so I can't really do much searching for references but I'll try to have a look over the next few days and in the meantime we'll just have to try to watch it closely. Camw (talk) 04:47, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Olyroos/Soccceroos[edit]

Hi, just to let you know, the term you removed as vandalism (Olyroos) from the Neill article is the correct nickname/common name for the Australia national under-23 football team, please see the official Football Australia news reports on the last few fixtures here. Hopefully no big deal, just wanted to explain why I changed it back. Camw (talk) 11:26, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Feel free to raise the RfC, if a reliable source doesn't back what the statement implies it shouldn't stay per all kinds of policies, WP:BLP for a start - which clearly says that material that is a conjectural interpretation of the source should be removed. I believe this information is conjecture unless there is a reliable source provided that discusses and agrees with the implied meaning of the statement and have removed it per the policy. I am still travelling, so may not be active in an RfC until early next week. I'm sorry that it has come to this as it doesn't seem worth so much time being expended, espcially as both views are represented with relevant sources in the article now without this one being debated. Camw (talk) 12:32, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm assuming this message was from you. To be honest, I'm a little mystified, since the exchange on the talk page didn't seem like anything that needed to be cooled down. And while I realize the discussion over your preference to include Cantalejo's assignment in the Neill article has been going on for a while, the current round of discussion hasn't run its course, and I've been making a good faith effort to include viewpoints that opposed the Australians'. I've never been in an RfC before so you'll have to excuse any novice mistakes from me, but I'll see if I can get my two cents in. --Mosmof (talk) 05:40, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Please Express Your Views on Mention of Membership in the Family on WIkipedia[edit]

It would be beneficial if you chimed in asap at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2009_December_4#Category:Members_of_the_Family_also_known_as_the_Fellowship, which discusses the possible deletion of the valid (IMO) category Category:Members of the Family also known as the Fellowship. Zerschmettert die Schändliche (talk) 03:01, 6 December 2009 (UTC)


test to self[edit]

22:48, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

note on my page[edit]

Hi. If you wish to leave a message or a comment for somebody, you should use their talk page, not their user page, as you did here [1]. Here's the talk page: [2]. I've also replied to you on the article's talk page. The battle was in April/May of 1911. He might have very well made movies in 1912. There's a reliable source to back up his participation in it.radek (talk) 08:49, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

I've replied on articles' talk page. Note that IMDB is NOT considered a reliable source, certainly not more reliable than an academic work by a professional historian - which isn't to say IMDB is wrong about the number of movies he made or anything. From what I understand, in 1911-13 he wasn't well known and most of his roles were very minor ones. Also, the production of movies was done differently than it is now. So even if that information on IMDB is true, I don't see anything unfeasible about him taking part in the battle.
Also, when leaving messages on a new topic use the "new section" button.
I also want to say that I appreciate you bringing this up on talk page first and discussing it. Thanks! Wish a lot of veteran editors showed a similar courtesy more often.radek (talk) 09:34, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

The Trades, Le Show[edit]

You are welcome to try to come up with reliable sources to prove what you think you have heard. I've looked and can't find anything specific that shows either opinion. Trackinfo (talk) 04:08, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

I see you've already gone ahead and changed it based on your own research. I'm avoiding getting into an edit war about this point for now, but I suggest you come up with a source that verifies what you have posted is accurate. Trackinfo (talk) 04:14, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

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nelly gray[edit]

I have a hand written copy of the song Nelly Gray dated in the 1800's. The person who wrote it name was Nathaniel B Ridgeway.Who became a Doctor and die in 1903.So my question is.Who really wrote the song? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.185.85.53 (talk) 01:39, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

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Platinum[edit]

I just found out that, you changed the word litre to liter in the article, to enforce the British to colonial spelling rules. I feel sorry that you made a mistake by doing this. You managed to edit the file title of an image. This leads to the fact that the image no longer is shown in the article. Sometimes things are not gray but they are black or white. Please have a look whom you try to force to use colonial style Englih, a computer will not follow the rule even if it is a wikipedia server also storing the MOS:ENGVAR#National_varieties_of_English rules. --Stone (talk) 10:03, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Got you! I simply have a different way to read a text and most of the time I do not get the difference and sometimes I even do not understand why anybody wants to change it. But after reading the rename discussion on the windshield wiper I know that there must be something in the discussion.--Stone (talk) 05:28, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
My passport does not show the face of the Queen! But the Empire (for sure the most evil one ever) I would have lived in has faded after 12 not the promised thousand years. --Stone (talk) 05:39, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Cricket and baseball two games I never had any urge to get in close contact to, although I liked the The Bad News Bears. My Australian co-worker always said there is nothing better that several six packs of beer, a blanket and a game of Cricke(t to hide the fact that you want to drink lazy in the sun).--Stone (talk) 06:23, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

World Cup Quarter Finals[edit]

Usually you should do a bit more research before pointing fingers and playing the blame game. This have been discussed in the talk page. You should stop wasting everyone's time with these stupid reverts and posts. ashwinikalantri talk 14:25, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

To the editor who hid identity: I DO appreciate the effort that goes into maintaining WC2011. I don't appreciate original research. I abide by that stricture & agree w/ it. Henceforth I'll abide by the other stricture you pointed out. I don't agree w/ it entirely, but can see its efficacy. There IS a self-serving element to my disagreement--I'm at least proficient at mental & physical fighting. I invite you and anyone else stumbling across this to consider the 'contect of character' revealed by hiding an identity. Were you trying to anger me, to draw me into further mockery? You were 50% successful. Tapered (talk) 21:09, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
What are you talking about?! And who is hiding identity? Where, from whom? ashwinikalantri talk 05:28, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Re: Afar people[edit]

BTW, did you happen to have a look at Category:Afar people before reverting my edit? There you would find the categories pointing to the different countries. I think having them in the more general category would be more useful, especially since the text contains that information -- & I would assume that any reader would look there for the information. -- llywrch (talk) 22:46, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

I didn't understand your response. Can you make the change you propose? I will then be able to see what you propose, & we can go from there. -- llywrch (talk) 23:07, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
I don't see it as being counterproductive. What value do you see in adding categories that are supersets of those already connected to an article? Having those additional categories is redundant, confusing, & makes it harder to find useful categories. I see no useful purpose to do that, any more than how to link every word in an article. Lastly, I found the language in your last comment condescending, if not offensive. If you haven't noticed, I have been trying to work with you -- although I don't understand your comments at times. -- llywrch (talk) 01:12, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
What are you talking about? I told you I was offended by your message, & you think I'm evaluating your character? If you want to convince me you're right, ask for a third opinion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Categories, & see what someone says there. Maybe that will show you're right, maybe that I'm right. But right now I have no clue how to work with you, & if you can't work out a disagreement over something trivial like categories, I doubt you are going to get along with anyone on Wikipedia. -- llywrch (talk) 05:32, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for leaving the categories as they are now. Tapered (talk) 16:52, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Jazz royalty[edit]

Noting your Proposal to Delete rationale: there was a previous very similar one on the same article, on 27 December 2007 at 16:59. This led to a discussion, still on the Talk page. Maybe worth resuming that discussion there? AllyD (talk) 19:47, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Libya and the minor edit tag[edit]

Neither of your last two edits was a minor edit. Please only use this tag when it is justified. Thanks. --John (talk) 01:12, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Message on talk page[edit]

You have a new message on my talk page. – anna 11:16, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Re:Comment[edit]

My reply that the Dodgers aren't moving seems perfectly reasonable response to an IP who makes a request to include cities that the Dodgers might move to (a list that is clearly empty). Instead of jumping on me, you should be jumping on the IP for making such a ludicrous and CRYSTAL request Purplebackpack89≈≈≈≈ 14:03, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Pro-life movement[edit]

Your changes to the pro-life movement article make it appear that you have not read the cited source. Your changes go against that source, and are themselves uncited and unsupported. Please revert yourself. Binksternet (talk) 23:30, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

The above editor plainly believes that Administrators of Wikipedia have moved on and left him in charge. Since the edits in question were linguistic and semantic, reference rules didn't apply to them. It was most likely, though by no means certainly, an attempt to subtly intimidate this editor to revert his work, by misuse of his position as a Reviewer, and by twisting the rules for ideological reasons. He has edited out three humorously barbed replies of mine fr/ his Talk page. None were abusive and two actually addressed the issues of the edits. The third warned him that if he checked his dipstick, he'd find his sense of humor low. He is plainly USING WIKIPEDIA AS AN IDEOLOGICAL PLATFORM, and NOT straightforwardly. (I had edited his comment out, but decided it would serve my purposes and Wikipedia's to leave it out in the open.) Cheers!Tapered (talk) 01:52, 11 July 2011 (UTC)
You overreacted to the above message which is mild and neutral. There is no attempt at intimidation, just the start of a discussion.
In notes to my talk page you have mistaken my ideology, and here in this response you have mistaken whether I am driven in my editing by my position on abortion. I edit Wikipedia to make articles be more informative and neutral, to remove bias.
The best place for discussion of the specific issues is on the article's talk page: Talk:Pro-life movement. See you there! Binksternet (talk) 02:32, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Your edits to the article are highly disruptive and your explanations are combative. Please stop using Wikipedia as your WP:BATTLEGROUND. NYyankees51 (talk) 16:25, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

That's your opinion. My edits usually stand up because they're verifiable and temperate (unlike some of my Talk). Your edits are POV, and I notice you've been banned in the past. That means that you've used WP as a battlefield. Tapered (talk) 01:44, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

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Restoring a wikipedia page[edit]

Thank you very much for restoring documented background material to Robert Stone, for being perceptive and engaged to the extent that you recognized that this material was deleted some years ago!Christian Roess (talk) 13:22, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Leonardo da Vinci[edit]

Can you please slot that information into the article Leonardo da Vinci's personal life? Amandajm (talk) 01:18, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Re: Averroes[edit]

Well the standard practice is to put the constituent state of the time that these people were born in. Whether Cordoba is today in Spain and has been for centuries is totally irrelevant, especially that those people have nothing to do with Spain: Different culture, different religion, different system of government and different people; they were kicked out after the "reconquista" may I remind you. Tachfin (talk) 06:02, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Practice is not universal. Information is factual. Cordoba is in present day Spain, as of this post. Removing this information is not justified. Tapered (talk) 20:06, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Alright, fair enough. I don't see how this can be such a crucial information to the article. Some people want to over-emphasis Spain over Moorish culture which it had nothing to do with. Tachfin (talk) 03:46, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Ordos[edit]

Hi!

I appreciate your work, but re. the discussion on the talk page, I hope you are aware that even if said real estate project had been a success, calling Ordos a "city" would still be a complete misnomer?

Regards, Yaan (talk) 11:47, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

The use of "District" instead of "City" is non-conforming in standard English and Wikipedia English, so substituting "City" isn't a complete misnomer. And the google search results show that the real estate development is known as "Ordos City." There certainly needs to be some sort of explanation in the title, or the opening of the article to clarify the official names of the area and standard usage, especially for anyone using local documents, maps, etc. Regards Tapered (talk) 18:17, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Drew University[edit]

I noticed that you modified the Campus Safety section of the Drew University Wikipedia site in a way that could be construed as biased. If the crime and alcohol stats show a low rate of violent and property crime, but a high rate of alcohol-related issues, I think we need to mention everything, or not mention it at all. Debbie W. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dwainwr123 (talkcontribs) 18:42, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

Just curious but why did this edit break the link? Both History_of_Syria and History of Syria link to the same article so there is no need for the pipe or _. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 16:03, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

I GOT IT here. CambridgeBayWeather (talk) 14:20, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Leigh Steinberg[edit]

Hi Tapered. Regarding your comment about this article, why not go ahead and make the changes you suggest? If someone objects, then we can have a discussion, but it's quite possible that that won't happen. --BlueMoonlet (t/c) 01:31, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Vizzini[edit]

Could you please stop with removing the legendary from the article. Although you might have a point that most of the time the word is peacock language, in this case this not true. Aspects of his life became more legend than true. Just read the article, see the legend of Luciano's foulard, for instance, or: "While still alive and after his death Vizzini’s stature as an all powerful Mafia boss rose to mythical proportions." Thank you for your understanding. - DonCalo (talk) 07:04, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

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McCann[edit]

Thanks for informing me. Used curly brackets instead of squared. All the other updates I made to the article were lost when you reverted, so I reverted your edit with changes. (Have updated the 40-man rosters of about 15 MLB teams since the regular season ended last week.) Zepppep (talk) 10:19, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

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Re: Lew[edit]

Hi.

I completely take the word "politician" back to describe Lew, because people do confuse politicians as elected officials. But if you do go to the wiki article for Politician it reads: "a person who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making in the government" including political appointees. But either way politician, government administrator, banker, budget wizard, or whatever combination of those you like is fine with me.

Proposal on Lists of Notable Drew University People[edit]

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February 2013[edit]

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Keep On Dancing[edit]

Hi, and thank you for bringing that to light. I think that a better title might be "Keep on Dancing (1963 song)" or "Keep on Dancing (1960s song)". There are other hit singles with titles that are the same or similar: Keep on Dancing. What do you think?Hoops gza (talk) 16:04, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I think that I have made all of the appropriate changes. Happy editing!Hoops gza (talk) 03:09, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Keep on Dancing (Round 2)[edit]

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Levy[edit]

Check out the article now: Morris Levy. The ice jam seems to have broken.842U (talk) 11:17, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

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Response[edit]

You can easily remove it. Regards, --Klemen Kocjancic (talk) 10:14, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Re:Gundulic[edit]

There is absolutely no policy saying images should be named by the name they were uploaded. For titles under images I would suggest WP:IUP#NAME. And may I point out that the same image is clearly identified as Ivan Gundulic (Giovanni Gondola) also on Italian Wikipedia as well [3]. Also the use of galleries are discouraged unless they have a: encyclopedic value and add to the reader's understanding of the subject. For more information regarding the use of galleries I would suggest reading up on WP:IG. Shokatz (talk) 14:45, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, but let's pause for a second. Why add those images when we already have a CoA in color (in the infobox) at the top of the page? Also I don't have nothing against adding Ghetaldi-Gondola CoA but there is absolutely nothing in the article regarding this, no explanation whatsoever. Don't you think someone who doesn't know anything about this family will be confused by it? From what I know, Ghetaldi-Gondola family is a completely separate family created when the last member of the Gondola or Gundulic family (it's completely irrelevant since both versions are equally valid) Sigismund died without children. He adopted his nephew (son of his sister who married a Ghetaldi) and he left him his possessions, his nephew added the name Gondola after that. So the family in question is actually a cadet branch of Ghetaldi in the male line. Instead of nonsensical arguing about images, why not improve the content of the article first, to which you can then supplement some of these images in a meaningful manner? Shokatz (talk) 06:21, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Can you give a look to the take page. User DIREKTOR seems to dislike my sensible approach based on analuyis of secondary sources. Is it better to decide on a whosesale Google research? --Silvio1973 (talk) 12:59, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

re this question, for the reason I gave I think. Cheers. In ictu oculi (talk) 16:42, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

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March 2014[edit]

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XP panic[edit]

Hello.

I am calling regarding your XP panic in Microsoft article. Your recent counter-revert edit summary reads: "Addressed on talk page of reverter". I am afraid I fail to see anything in that regard on my talk page; i.e. you didn't even send me a message, let alone "address" it. (Addressing it would be me and you reaching an agreement or proceeding as WP:DR instructs.) In addition, when a person reverts you and states a policy supporting it, you are not allow to counter-revert. (Doing that is called edit-warring.)

If you are still interesting in addressing anything, you must be prepared to do some heavy modifications to your original edit, which is, I am afraid, a far cry of what Wikipedia deserves.

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Information icon Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion involving you at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring regarding a possible violation of Wikipedia's policy on edit warring. The thread is Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Tapered reported by User:GSK (Result: ). Thank you. gsk 07:20, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

If you have a prejudice against people with barnstars, then hear from me, who has no barnstars, has been blocked five times before and is now in forced retirement state:
  1. If the world is about to come to end, no Wikipedia editor would accept to put it in the article about "world" or "end"; just "end of the world" article. If you had waited, you'd have seen how other editors (with or without barnstars) would gang up against you, so much so that you might have been tempted to shout Sock! All Sock!
  2. You are not exonerated at all. WP:BLOCK says admins must not block someone when this block stops nothing. But... next time, they might block you without a warning.
  3. Make no mistakes, 3RR does not say you are allowed to do three reverts. It just says three reverts is not accepted from anyone, no matter how respected he or she is. For the likes of me and you, sometimes, it is one revert = block without warning, unless we exhibit an extraordinary degree of niceness and team spirit.
Fleet Command (talk) 12:33, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
I read your reply and I laughed so hard that I got pain in my sides. It reminds me of a joke: Once, a foreigner travels to England with his car. Now he didn't know that the British drive their on the other side of the street, so he was annoyed that all cars were coming at him angrily. When the traffic controller interrupts the radio program and says "drivers be advised, an idiot is driving the wrong way in such and such highway", he think "I sure see more than one idiot". And here you are like the foreigner: Three editors contest your action and tell you it is wrong; and you are still sure that you were right and every other editor was wrong. And to top it off, you say "I think that one small reason I didn't get banned was making a very good [...] case against Codename." (I and the admin already told why you are not blocked; Read #2 above. The admin said your case was "sub-optimal", meaning that it didn't influence his decision.)
If you think you were right and everybody else was wrong, try submitting Salvatore Giuliano article for Good Article review. Fleet Command (talk) 06:24, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh, yes. I do laugh at my past mistakes. With a rough calculation, I was 14.9 times dumber than you, so every two times that I laugh at you (if I do that) I laugh at myself 29 times. It is always best to learn from mistakes and laugh at them: Education + plus fun.
Now, if you want to know what's wrong with your edit and how you can avoid such mistakes in the future, I'll be at your service. Otherwise, I wish you good luck. Fleet Command (talk) 10:43, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

RfC[edit]

Hello, you might be interested to join a RfC on House of Gondola. --Silvio1973 (talk) 19:41, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

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Filippo Inzaghi[edit]

Could you give me a link to the article you refer? Because the next reference in the in paragraph [4] only supports Cruyff's statement, but not that "the other players were surprised at his lack of technical accomplishment". If it is unsourced, "lack" is really going a bit too far in the WP:NPOV direction. --Jaellee (talk) 16:08, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Anthony Accetturo[edit]

I meant to add refs to Raab's book, but never got around to it with a job change. They're added now. HangingCurveSwing for the fence 00:15, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

The fact he got on the jury at all is a pretty big deal--remember, his presence meant that Tumac was guaranteed at least a hung jury. HangingCurveSwing for the fence 22:20, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

2015 World Cup[edit]

Hi Tapered.

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I left a reason for my removal of a controversies section on the talk page at Talk:2015 Cricket World Cup#Zimbabwe vs Ireland in case you weren't watching that page. I also rewrote the section to more accurately reflect a better source.

Thanks AIRcorn (talk) 14:40, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

WP:Proposed Deletion[edit]

Once a Proposed Deletion tag has been removed for any reason, it can never be readded for any reason. If you think Fannie Pennington should be deleted you must use Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. -- GB fan 23:37, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Understood. Won't happen again. I got involved only because I submitted an article for deletion, on the same day, that did go through. I left sound reasons for THIS deletion on the Talk page that weren't addressed by the Admin. Only "I see notability claims." I'm going to pursue this, just to see what happens. Regards Tapered (talk) 23:53, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Sock Puppet Investigation[edit]

@ Bagumba Ekft signed some of his comments at the AfD as "Joseph Hector," without creating an account. Still looks like sock puppetry to me. Listing "Joseph Hector" as a sock seemed to me the quickest way to illustrate the behavior. FWIW, this is my first report, and the behavior of the editor(s) in question is unorthodox. Tapered (talk) 00:08, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Can you comment at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Pjstar35 instead? Thanks.—Bagumba (talk) 00:14, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
I meant Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Ekft.—Bagumba (talk) 00:15, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
Got that! Tapered (talk) 00:26, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Welcoming users[edit]

Hi, when welcoming users, you appear to be copypasting the contents of Wikipedia:Welcoming committee/Welcome to Wikipedia into their uaer talk pages. Please don't do that, it is causing a number of problems. These include: the page being put in categories where it has no right to be, such as Category:Wikipedia basic information; section edit links cease to appear; the page being marked as move-protected when it isn't. Instead, a number of substitutable templates exist to welcome users, and many of these are listed at Wikipedia:Welcoming committee/Welcome templates or displayed at Wikipedia:Welcoming committee/Welcome templates/Table. If correctly used, such as by adding {{subst:welcomemenu}} to the user talk page, they will not cause any of the problems that I've been noticing at User talk:208.93.81.189, User talk:67.1.202.115, User talk:BrianVN and others. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:05, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Right, it's easier to use the templates, anyway, and the last greeting I did was standard. I know the pages where I did this. Is it a good idea to remove/replace the mistake? Thanks and regards. Tapered (talk) 21:56, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes, if you could please remove the copies Wikipedia:Welcoming committee/Welcome to Wikipedia and add a welcome template instead, that would be great. --Redrose64 (talk) 22:32, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Re: Paolo Rossi[edit]

Hello. Sorry for the delayed response; I hadn't come on in a while. Yes, I realised what happened, and I'm sorry about this; there is an official website called Tutto Juve which does biographies and analyses of former Juventus players "Gli Eroi in Bianconero", and someone else's blog "Il Pallone Racconta" has copied the same text, so I accidentally put the blog link instead of the official link. I can fix that now. Best, Messirulez (talk) 02:04, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

John Patrick Shanley[edit]

Hrm. Thanks. I suspect the two issues were caused by different problems, as they use different editing tools and were made at different times, but I'm not sure what's going on with 'em. I'm in-and-out at the moment; once I get in later tonight I'll try and figure out what happened. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 18:37, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Reminder[edit]

Regardless of how the RFC turns out I want to take this opportunity to remind you that one of the ways editors can mark themselves as making disruptive edits is by disrupting Wikipedia to illustrate a point. You're heading into dangerous territory here, all the more so since consensus was pretty damn clear last time around. From an administrative perspective I'll let this play out just so you can have your official redress for reverences, but know that future attempts at this sort of thing will likely be treated as hostile editing and will more than likely result in page protection and/or editorial blocking. TomStar81 (Talk) 22:34, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Please quote an appropriate passage from the disruptive editing page that relates to or describes how my RFC is "disruptive." If I disagree with a concesus, RFC is a logical and recommended procedure. Describing it as "disruptive" and 'subtly' suggesting that it will lead to a reputation as a "hostile" editor, and that it's "dangerous" behavior reminds me of people I occasionally had to rub shoulders with in my early years in New Jersey. In a word, an attempt at intimidation. That's not very Wikipedian. Tapered (talk) 23:55, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
In a way, I'm grateful to 'doze gize' in Joisey. They helped me understand intimidation in its many forms. (-: Tapered (talk) 23:58, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

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Pheasants etc[edit]

I've said now that the native range of the pheasant family is restricted to Asia, you may want to consider if southern Asia would be more accurate.

Apologies for the snarking, I rose to the bait too easily. On a more serious note, I don't agree with your native speakers/ESL speakers. I've been to several parts of southern California where English isn't the first language of the local population, and I'd hazard a guess that there are tens of millions of US citizens for whom that's the case (not to mention French Canadians). Conversely, English is spoken to first-language standards by millions in Asia and Africa (and it's the official language or joint official language of several). I've heard young adults from Mumbai talking amongst themselves in fluent English, and there are Indian editors on Wikipedia who even correct my deathless prose! Although I think you are wrong, I don't want to get too bogged down in the numbers game, and the fact is that even if you were correct, it wouldn't give US English a special status. There was a suggestion many years ago that Wikipedia should be standardised to US spelling, since the majority of editors are from your country. Of course the immediate response from most non-American editors was a threat to vote with their feet if that transpired Jimfbleak - talk to me? 07:34, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Your recent warning[edit]

I've reverted a recent edit that you made to User talk:NAQVI because it was an inappropriate use of a warning or blocking template. The user's edit did not constitute vandalism rather it was a good faith addition. Your level 3 warning (without level 1 and 2) and additional strong comment was harsh. Please always assume good faith and try and explain the issues in a polite manner. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you may leave a message on my talk page. Thank you. —UY Scuti Talk 11:49, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

I've revurted yur revurzion. NAQVI made 66! spelling changes to the article, not citing anee refurenz for doing so, also changing the burth daet andd plaes, without refurence. This meets the definitions of both Silly and Sneaky Vandalism. (You'll find silly immediately above sneaky.) It's also very destructive of time, and IMO eliminates an assumption of good faith in the matter. Ferreting out 68 damaging edits AFTER easy reversion is possible is work and effort. NAQVI hasn't made very many edits, and several of them were vandalism. In terms of the time wasted cleaning them up, they were quite destructive. I would recommend that any other editor, whether or not he/she was the one to clean up the mess, use the same level and quality of language to head off a bad start at Wikipedia. If you'd like to clean up my spelling, it's a free sample of what was involved...and you don't have to search...it's all in 2 sentences. Regards Tapered (talk) 01:54, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
PS I've sent a message to an Admin, asking for an opinion of this disagreement. I'll abide by his decision, so please leave things as they are for the moment. Regards Tapered (talk) 02:28, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
PPS On reflection I did a google search and DID find some Shukoh spellings. I've re-re-verted. I'm still going to send a harsh message with the new, lower level warning. Regards Tapered (talk) 04:55, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

February 2016[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Feldenkrais Method. 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.

Please be particularly aware that Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

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. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing. Alexbrn (talk) 08:20, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

For the record, for anyone reading this, the above warning was a tactical maneuver to stop me from editing an article in a way that "Alexbrn" and others didn't like. Definitely a bad faith edit on (I presume) his part. Tapered (talk) 22:30, 2 September 2016 (UTC)

Photos of guns[edit]

Please don't add photos of guns to articles about mass shootings. This isn't necessary as the guns are wikilinked. Also, a photo of a gun lifted from Commons is not the actual gun used in the shooting, so it gives a misleading impression.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:27, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Since the weapon models aren't labeled as the actual weapon, and because this isn't a tabloid claiming such, that argument is absurd. There's no Wikipedia guideline about gun photos @ crime related articles, and I've not read anything about wikilinks obviating photo placement. If you have, please send a link. Also, I'm about to post something interesting to your talk page. Tapered (talk) 06:32, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
1911 pistols, glocks and ARs have many shared components. A "model" for an AR is simply what's stamped or roll marked on the lower receiver and there is no photo that would distinguish it or identify it. --DHeyward (talk) 09:32, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
I would advise Tapered not to write anything about the technical aspects of guns unless he/she is reasonably knowledgeable in this area. Even "reliable" sources are often written by journalists who are not gun experts.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 09:37, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Adding references can be easy[edit]

Just follow the steps 1, 2 and 3 as shown and fill in the details

Hello! Here's how to add references from reliable sources for the content you add to Wikipedia. This helps maintain the Wikipedia policy of verifiability.

Adding well formatted references is actually quite easy:

  1. While editing any article or a wikipage, on the top of the edit window you will see a toolbar which says "Cite". Click on it.
  2. Then click on "Templates".
  3. Choose the most appropriate template and fill in as many details as you can. This will add a well formatted reference that is helpful in case the web URL (or "website link") becomes inactive in the future.
  4. Click on Preview when you're done filling out the 'Cite (web/news/book/journal)' to make sure that the reference is correct.
  5. Click on Insert to insert the reference into your editing window content.
  6. Click on Show preview to Preview all your editing changes.
  • Before clicking on Save page, check that a References header   ==References==   is near the end of the article.
  • And check that   {{Reflist}}    is directly underneath that header.
7.  Click on Save page. ...and you've just added a complete reference to a Wikipedia article.

You can read more about this on Help:Edit toolbar or see this video File:RefTools.ogv.
Hope this helps, --Shearonink (talk) 07:21, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

I noticed that when you added a reference to 2013 Santa Monica shooting you manually put in the information. I know you're an experienced editor but thought this step-by-step guide on how to use the cite templates for referencing might be useful to you. Please don't be offended that I placed this on your user talk page, delete away if it's unwanted. Cheers, Shearonink (talk) 07:21, 27 February 2016 (UTC)

Please reread WP:NOTCENSORED[edit]

Please re-read Wikipedia is not censored before using the word "censorship" in a content dispute about the inclusion of an image. As that policy states, discussion about the inclusion of an image should focus on whether the image is appropriate, not whether it is offensive. The debate about the images of guns has to do with their appropriateness, and the censorship policy is not applicable. Robert McClenon (talk) 19:12, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

If you follow the debate, it was Masem who suggested that the image might offend. To counter that assertion, I referenced the example of what would be offensive @ Wikipedia--the interpolation of porno as a medical image. And the language of the censorship page, which you linked to, specifically states that beyond really dramatic, and possibly deliberate shock, editing Wikipedia to avoid offending sensibility IS censorship. Do you need the exact quote? It's in the debate. Also, please note that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of similar firearms photos in firearms articles. Tapered (talk) 03:00, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

BTW, did you read Masem's post @ the Noticeboard? It's a "soft" suggestion of...censorship. Tapered (talk) 04:19, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Pecos and Estes[edit]

Can I give you some unsolicited advice? You're not going to get any traction making emotional arguements. Provide substantive arguements based in sources and backed by policy and guidelines. Unless you intend to do that, you're wasting your time and at least two other editor's time. Thanks. John from Idegon (talk) 04:57, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

I enjoy your ?sense of humor? Tapered (talk) 19:22, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

DeskSite[edit]

Just a reminder that articles can only go through the proposed deletion procedure once: an article that his been prodded and deprodded is not eligible for deletion via WP:PROD. Since DeskSite was prodded and deprodded in 2009, you will need to go ahead with the AfD you started to file earlier. I do see some merit in your argument that although there are lots of press releases, it's not quickly apparent that there's much in the way of independent reliable sources. Best, --Arxiloxos (talk) 23:32, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

I had no idea there was a difference! It's not explained well @ WP:AFD. I've been using the Twinkle gadget. Oy! Thanks! Tapered (talk) 04:04, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
I saw your comment at Wikipedia talk:Twinkle. I don't use the Vector skin so it displays a bit differently for me, but on Twinkle, right next to the "prod" choice there should be another one labeled "xfd", which will give you a menu of choices and enable you to go easily through the otherwise rather laborious procedures to initiate a deletion discussion. --Arxiloxos (talk) 16:37, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Re: Michael Spinks[edit]

Greetings also, and I appreciate the kind feedback. I am indeed an avid boxing fan, but I'm merely going around standardising articles in terms of getting the statistics up to scratch. Really monotonous stuff. As such, I rarely invest any time looking over the bulk of articles, and that would include Spinks and his legal issues—I know absolutely nothing about those. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 04:10, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

I started[edit]

Hello there,

I said that I would start write a math book for everyone. I just started: b:Be smart - learn mathematics! It's a bit unusual; I need to apply "American" tactics to make sure it's read there. This is important because since today, everybody knows the US must be more educated. --Mathmensch (talk) 22:49, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

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December 2016[edit]

Information icon Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Chuck Blazer. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Repeated vandalism can result in the loss of editing privileges. Thank you. GiantSnowman 07:27, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Because your Level 2 Vandalism warning was so inappropriate, my reply is at Talk:Chuck Blazer. Tapered (talk) 10:24, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Civility[edit]

Please refrain from personally attacking users that you don't agree with, or using a condescending tone, as you did multiple times on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Russian Bride. The purpose of an Afd is to build consensus. Lyrda (talk) 10:52, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

I said your edits were verbose. I joked they would eat up all of Wikipedia's bandwidth. I said that your edit pattern was close to disruptive editing. All civil, one humorous—but making a valid point. I stand by all of them. Your accusation is way off target, and for someone who wrote as you did at that AfD to extoll any Wikipedia policy is ironic. I don't think you're here to here to build an encyclopedia, and if you continue the pattern, you may be asked to leave. Tapered (talk) 00:52, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
The purpose of AfD is to determine whether listed articles belong in Wikipedia. Tapered (talk) 01:49, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
You can ask all you want, but if you don't abide by WP:CIVIL and WP:AFG you may be the one ending up leaving. Lyrda (talk) 10:05, 26 February 2017 (UTC)
The purpose of an AfD is to establish consensus about the notability of the topic. It's not a vote, no matter how many deletionists and administrators will treat it as such. Lyrda (talk) 10:12, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

And you're at it again. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Songs&curid=464862&diff=786675822&oldid=786675488 Walter Görlitz (talk) 22:20, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Ill write something longer in a day or two. In the meantime, you might amuse yourself with the AfD article and Lyrda's page. Tapered (talk) 22:49, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
I was planning to write a screed, but came to my senses. By the way thanks for writing STICK it. That includes you, in a small way, in the incivility. Here's an external link that may annoy you. Spotify playlists Tapered (talk) 05:26, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Nicolás Aguirre[edit]

I really appreciate your efforts at WP:AfD/Nicolás Aguirre. You went to great effort, were very thorough and turned a lot of stones. Thanks!Jacona (talk) 10:55, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

@JaconaFrere:Thanks to you! Tapered (talk) 06:29, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

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[5] It removes the colon from the ping so I can add my own comma afterwards, which is nicer to read/receive methinks. If you're curious, you can always look up the parameters at a template's documentation page, e.g., Template:Ping czar 16:40, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

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