User talk:Ticklecreek

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Respectfully, I appreciate your comments and your desire to help. However, the rules of Wikipedia are very specific and may seem unusual. Personal knowledge of a subject is not allowed as the sole source of information. This is known as Original Research WP:OR. All information on Wikipedia must be verifiable based on a published or publicly available source, and that source must be cited in any edits made to an article. It does not matter, on Wikipedia, if something is true if it cannot be verified by a citation. Therefore I reverted your edit, not because it isn't true, but because it wasn't cited. You must come up with a citation (a reference to this information in a book or article or public document, even a school yearbook) before the information can be allowed to change standing material. One note, too: there are even more stringent guidelines regarding biographies of living people WP:BLP. As Caroline Chikezie has chosen to state publicly that her birth year is a certain year, WP editors must provide very clear documentation in order to counter what the person herself has publicly stated. Without a citation for such documentation, the general rule is that what the subject of the article says to be true remains in place. Thank you. Monkeyzpop (talk) 15:27, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

First rules of Wikipedia: Presumption of good faith and civility. I was civil to you and to the other editor (whom, by good faith, I will presume is not you under another name, though why two different users would both be so interested in this exact topic at the same time is interesting). I am not Miss Chikezie, nor do I have an agenda here other than following Wikipedia rules. Have you read Wikipedia's guidelines on original research WP:OR or verifiability WP:VERIFIABILITY? It's a simple rule: you can't change what's there if you can't verify and cite your changes. I don't care if Caroline Chikezie is 900 years old, if you can cite that, put it in. Otherwise please follow the rules. Monkeyzpop (talk) 16:21, 16 February 2010 (UTC)