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Hi. I see you've been adding some external links to articles. Please review WP:EL about when such links are appropriate in the encyclopedia articles. Thanks! -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:57, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
FYI conflict of interest guideline
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- The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver)
- added a link to Crystal Palace
Hi and thank you for your latest editions on the above article. I can say for sure that Stanley Lupino was buried near to Leno, but have yet to confirm if Mark Lupino was also buried there. It is usual for all claims, devoid of common knowledge, to be evidenced by way of a WP:RELY on Wikipedia. As a main editor for the article, I have chosen to remove your claim pending a reliable source. If you have one then please re add your info and cite with this source. I will of course be looking for one too as I am not a deletionist and only have the article's best intentions at heart. Thanks again. -- Cassianto (talk) 02:12, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Trixienixie, you have been editing Wikipedia now for over a year, and you have been asked repeatedly to properly source you contributions. When you add new information to Wikipedia, you must add citations to verify the information. Please familiarize yourself with relevant policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to verifiability of information, WP:SPAM and use of reliable sources. Unreferenced additions will be deleted. -- Ssilvers (talk) 03:07, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
- I have also noticed this. Please put references and citations to all information added to articles or you run the risk of its being deleted as unsourced. Jack1956 (talk) 15:48, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
- As the original perpetrator of the George Graves article I have it automatically on my watchlist, and I too was perturbed at your addition of (I have absolutely no doubt) excellent and correct material, but we really must have citations for all substantive statements. Tim riley (talk) 15:58, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Please do not add promotional material to Wikipedia, as you did to Edmund Payne. While objective prose about beliefs, products or services is acceptable, Wikipedia is not intended to be a vehicle for soapboxing, advertising or promotion. Thank you. Karl 334 ☞TALK to ME ☜ 18:19, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
At the risk of repeating myself, you have been asked repeatedly to properly source you contributions. When you add new information to Wikipedia, you must add citations to verify the information. Please familiarize yourself with relevant policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to verifiability of information, WP:SPAM and use of reliable sources. Unreferenced additions will be deleted. -- Ssilvers (talk) 00:19, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Latest additions to Herbert Campbell and Marie Studholme
Hi, and thanks for your recent edits on the above articles. I note you have now made efforts to reference the information you are adding. This was good but was formatted incorrectly so I have done this for you. On another note, I have read your comments here and wanted to pick up on a point. You state that you are a volunteer working for a charity (presumably The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America). If that is the case, can I ask you to please familiarise yourself with WP:SPAM, WP:SOAP, WP:COI and WP:CITE as, although your intensions may be strictly honourable, some could see it as a form of advertising for The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America. Don't get me wrong I'm all for this wonderful charity and applaud the good work in which it does, but WP is not to be used as a platform to advertise. All of your edits seem to cheifly employ one source of information - The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America - so perhaps you can see why one would think this. -- Cassianto (talk) 14:12, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for getting back to me. Please don't apologise, we were all novices once, and I still make mistakes today (quite a lot actually!) I have a big interest in English Music hall myself and contribute quite heavily to Wikipedia on that very subject. In fact I, along with Ssilvers, have just seen Dan Leno through the very tough Featured Article process (which basically means it is now listed as being one of the very best articles WP has to offer). Anyway, enough of this puffery. I applaud you on your contributions and encourage you to carry on. However, it may do you good to combine the use of other sources if you can - together with The Music Hall Guild website - as this will prevent other editors making accusations that you are promoting the Guild. It's great that you are now starting to reference these claims. I fixed the formatting issue for you (See WP:CITE for some guidance) so no problems now. For future reference, format Internet based references like this;
- copy the URL from the website you wish to source.
- open the edit screen on WP and paste into the reference box.
- place an open bracket at the start.
- type the name of the author of the article before the bracket, last name first
- go to the end of the pasted URL, make a space, and title what that reference is, exactly as it appears on the article.
- place a closed bracket and a comma
- say the website publisher's name and add a comma
- add a page number, if the publication has page numbers
- type the date of publication and add a comma
- type "accessed" and give the date in which you accessed the website.
- click "insert"
Job done! We are all in it together so by all means ask any of us if your not sure. Continue with editing and the tremendous work you do for the Guild. Best regards! -- Cassianto (talk) 16:05, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
- I am so grateful for your words of support. Thank you. I am still somewhat overwhelmed by all the codes, so perhaps I ought to run any future entry past you first in the hope you will be able to give me some advice, until I am able to work this system correctly? Well done for all your efforts for Dan Leno. The last time I visited Dan Leno's grave at Lambeth Cemetery in which to help locate the grave of Mark Lupino, it was in a sorry state I am sad to say. The Music Hall Guild let me see one of Dan Leno's top hats which was amazing and also an original etching of the great man that truly captures a moment in time. Thank you again for your support. Take care. Tixienixie (talk) 23:49, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi. I am very pleased that you have communicated with us. The important issue is not about codes - it's about two non-technical things: First, the information that needs to be included in the references - we need to say the name of the author of the article, the title of the article, the name of the publisher, and the date of publication, and the page number in the publication where the information can be found (if available). We are happy to fix the formatting for you, but you need to give us the information. Second, the information that you add should be encyclopedic - that is, it should be the kind of information that you would expect to find in, for example, the Encyclopedia Brittanica. For more information about what types of information should *not* go in an encyclopedia, see this guideline: WP:NOT. I really suggest that you read this guideline so that you understand why some of the information that you have been trying to add is meeting resistance. I agree that it is a good idea to run new information past Cassianto or any of us, to see if we can assist you. -- Ssilvers (talk) 01:19, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
- I'll do my very best and its comforting to know you'll be there to assist me. Tixienixie (talk) 13:18, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
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Ways to improve Arthur Prince ventriloquist
Hi, I'm Cotton2. Tixienixie, thanks for creating Arthur Prince ventriloquist!
I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Please add 3rd party reliable sources to article. Thanks.
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- From citing reliable sources "Remember that all articles must satisfy Wikipedia core policies of notability, verifiability and reliable sources. Find a Grave is not considered a reliable source." Please add 3rd party reliable sources to article. Thanks, Cotton2 (talk) 20:48, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
- It looks like the infobox was deleted before the data was migrated to Wikidata, so I added it in by hand. Arthur Prince --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 14:17, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
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