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A summary of site policies and guidelines you may find useful
- Minor edits are those that add or remove little content, and mainly consists of undoing undeniable vandalism or fixing grammar, spelling, or formatting errors. -- You seem to be marking all of your edits as "minor" when they are not.
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Hello, I'm Cyphoidbomb. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Codename: Kids Next Door, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Diff:  Genre is typically a matter of debate because it can often be a subjective evaluation. Please do not add genre to articles unless you can support it with a reliable published source. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 04:36, 11 March 2015 (UTC)
Your recent editing history at Penn Jillette shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. To resolve the content dispute, please do not revert or change the edits of others when you get reverted. Instead of reverting, please use the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. The best practice at this stage is to discuss, not edit-war. See BRD for how this is done. If discussions reach an impasse, you can then post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection.
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.
Your edit to Teller (magician) is also problematical. --Guy Macon (talk) 14:46, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Business, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Agency. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.
Your recent editing history at Olympus Has Fallen shows that you are committing disruptive editing. If you continue to do so, you maybe blocked from editing without further notice. BattleshipMan (talk) 04:56, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Vic Mackey, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Federal agent. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.
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You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you vandalize Wikipedia, as you did at Minecraft. Please stop making unsourced/disruptive edits to genres. -- ferret (talk) 23:50, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
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Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Bob Larson, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Evangelist. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.
Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Pablo Escobar, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Colombian. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.
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I noticed your recent edit to Canada does not have an edit summary. Please be sure to provide a summary of every edit you make, even if you write only the briefest of summaries. The summaries are very helpful to people browsing an article's history.
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Please use the edit summary to explain your reasoning for the edit, or a summary of what the edit changes. You can give yourself a reminder to add an edit summary by setting Preferences → Editing → Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary. Thanks! Walter Görlitz (talk) 21:57, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
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Please do not add or change content, as you did at John Lennon, 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. ScrpIronIV 20:41, 11 May 2018 (UTC)