User talk:Thomas.W

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I'll stop[edit]

Hey it's me. I'll leave the Kristin Sutton page alone. It's not like it matters to me. . Satouyoukun talk 15:13, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Thank you. Drmies (talk) 00:59, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Re: Sock[edit]

Re your message: Thanks for the heads up. I blocked the sock account. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 22:36, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Azerbaijan Tower[edit]

Just thought you should know that it has been corrected to 250 stories instead of 189 stories, and that its a $3 billion project not $2 billion as stated in the wiki article... I'm new to this, so do what you can if need be and make necessary changes... I'll leave it alone for now [1]

  • Most fancy skyscraper projects never get off the ground, so until actual construction has started it's just a dream, or something. Which is why actual construction must have started before a project is added to the list. Thomas.W talk 20:25, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Around again[edit]

Glad to see you around again. Regards.--Jetstreamer Talk 00:36, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Same, happy move on our sad list, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:04, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

reliable source[edit]

i have the reliable source.this link http://chaoprayanews.com/blog/yotin/2014/07/29/imi-galil-%E0%B8%82%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%94-5-56-mm-%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%B7%E0%B8%99%E0%B9%80%E0%B8%A5%E0%B9%87%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%A5%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%A3/ and you should go to RoyalThaiArmy Smallarms and then use u brain to think what is my point and i cannot speak english as well but that gun use in กรมราชทัณฑ์ของไทย ผู้คุมขังใช้ปืนนี้เป็นปืนคู่กาย หากคุณอยากได้แหล่งอ้างอิงมากกว่านี้คุณลองไปติดคุกที่เรือนจำบางขวางดูนะเพื่อจะได้เห็น imi galil

  • And my Thai is even worse than your English, but I checked the reference you added the last time you made the edit. Which is why I haven't reverted you. Thomas.W talk 12:00, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Hey! Hej![edit]

Oh, hey, you're returned to us! Excellent! Hej! Bishonen | talk 19:47, 16 April 2015 (UTC).

Well, I'm only back part time, and at reduced speed. Thomas.W talk 19:54, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg --AmaryllisGardener talk 19:56, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
+1. Even part-time and at reduced speed, it's great to have you back. I've already appreciated your wisdom on my watchlist. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 20:20, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Ogilvy & Mather[edit]

Hi Thomas, Thank you for your contribution. I believe that the links may not have been checked correctly when the text was originally written hence the reason for my contribution. The points in section in question include much detail that may not necessarily be true (or have sound references in existence). -JG (talk) 14:19, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Advertising?[edit]

You gotta kidding me. What next? You're going to give a spam warning to anyone who added a link to IMBD on a film site? No wonder people don't join wikipedia.--94.204.144.31 (talk) 15:04, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

So you believe it somehow "promotes" the website instead of educating readers on the subject? It does not hold up--94.204.144.31 (talk) 15:06, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

  • IMDB is used as a reference, while your links to Omniglott add nothing to the articles (articles about languages already include plenty of information about pronounciation and writing systems), and are there only to promote Omniglott. Which makes them spam. Also see message on your own talk page regarding repeatedly adding external links on multiple articles. Thomas.W talk 15:09, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Stop threatening people with silly groundless warnings and policies. WP:EL allows external links as long as it discusses the articles subject without promoting anything. Cut the vandalism. IMBD is NOT added in the reflist and is in the external links section of just about any film article. Stop being dishonest.--94.204.144.31 (talk) 16:53, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
    • OK, you asked for it. The reason Omniglott, that you repeatedly link to, should NOT be added is that a) it does not add anything substantial to the articles (WP:ELNO disallowed links: "Any site that does not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a featured article"), and b) it's a personal website/hobby project run by a guy with A-levels in French and German and a BA in Chinese/Japanese, i.e. definitely not an authority in any of the languages where you've added links (WP:ELNO disallowed links: "Blogs, personal web pages and most fansites, except those written by a recognized authority", it also says that recognised authorities are people who would qualify for an article here on en-WP, which the guy who runs Omniglott does not have...). Which makes your repeated addition of the links spamming. Thomas.W talk 17:09, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Nonsense. There is no spamming. Private sites can be used provided they are informative and reliable. And since you argued that they add nothing "unique" (as if you could even define that), omgniglot provides audio samples and specific pronunciation of alphabets and in-dept discussion about them, so yes it does count as a reliable link. Also I want to add, you removed a whole bunch of external links already there before my edit without explanation, which I did not add, but deserve to stay unless you can give a good valid reason for them not being there.--94.204.144.31 (talk) 18:42, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Anyone who re-adds links that have been removed (or anything else that has been removed) assumes full responsibility for what they add back. Thomas.W talk 18:47, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Your argument about Omniglot does not add up, especially when Omgniglot uses citations; wheras IMBD is crowd sourced.--94.204.144.31 (talk) 19:07, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  • IMDB isn't fully user edited, all edits made by users are also checked before going live, making your comparison flawed. Omniglot is a personal website, edited by a single hobbyist (who is not a recognized expert in the field; see http://www.omniglot.com/about.htm), in spite of your almost desperate attempts to portray it as a serious encyclopaedia, so linking to it violates WP:ELNO. Thomas.W talk 19:20, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Wrong. Omniglot uses biblopgraphy [1]. So now after claiming IMBD is used as a reference instead of an external link, you now have a new excuse that it's not entirely crowd sourced. I'll see what I can do about it.--94.204.144.31 (talk) 20:08, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, yeah, whatever. Take the advice EdJohnston gave you about getting your web site cleared at WP:ELN before adding it again. Even though the chance is very slim that it will pass that test. WP:ANI is thataway, BTW, in case you intend to report someone, but don't forget to keep your head down, or you might get hit by a boomerang. Thomas.W talk 20:14, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, taking this over here because it doesn't seem right to discuss 94.204 on their own page. From what I can see they were annoyed by having their edits called spam, and that's what prompted the "persistence and obnoxious[ness]"; everything from there on seems like genuine misunderstanding rather than pushing a hidden agenda. You could be right but I can't see why someone would be promoting a site like Omniglot -- it's not commercial or anything. Separately, I didn't get your ping; I think you have to make the ping at the same time as signing your post (not a big deal because I usually check talk pages to see if anyone's replied to me, just thought you'd like to know). ekips39talk 06:32, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Notice[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is User:Thomas.W edit warring. Thank you. Amortias (T)(C) 10:31, 18 April 2015 (UTC)