User talk:TobyDZ

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I noticed you marked the article on SparkPeople as an advertisement. The article gives information concerning a private company, SparkPeople, Inc., and establishes notability per WP:WEB. What else would you like me to do?Jknepfle (talk) 14:53, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Thank you for your understanding and happy editing :) Editing on behalf of User:Jarry1250, LivingBot (talk) 20:23, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions. Please remember to mark your edits as "minor" only if they truly are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes, or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you. (talk) 17:11, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Repeated mentions of persons nationality[edit]

How many more times do you think German needs to be added to this sentance - "Laura Bechtolsheimer (born 31 January 1985, in Mainz, Germany) is a German-born British dressage rider competing at Olympic level." ? Given your other, similar edits, it looks like wp:pov editing. (talk) 17:34, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I'd guess zero. There are precisely the right number of "German"s. Thanks IP. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:50, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Contrasting to jursidictions like the US, you can be born in Germany without being German. Therefore, it is a valid piece of information. Furthermore, I have made NO similar edits thus far. And, dear IP, may I kindly request you to log in before making such comments? Or should I assume you are The Rambling Man's sock puppet? It is your obvious Germanophobia that qualifies as wp:pov editing.TobyDZ (talk) 20:34, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

He/She/It is not my sock puppet. I have no Germanophobia, other than the joy I experienced at seeing TeamGB become the greatest equestrian team at the Olympics! Epic. The Rambling Man (talk) 20:37, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Alright, he isn't. But I didn't mean you with my Germanophobia statement. I meant the IP. Cheers ;) TobyDZ (talk) 21:18, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

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