User talk:Toppermaluch

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Hello, Toppermaluch, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! FisherQueen (talk · contribs) 22:51, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

September 2012[edit]

Hello, I'm FisherQueen. I noticed that you recently made an edit to The Yogurt Connection that seemed to be a test. Your test worked! If you want more practice editing, the sandbox is the best place to do so. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. FisherQueen (talk · contribs) 22:51, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it was a mistake. I was trying to correct a citation. It seems that the citations to the Federal Indictment keep disappearing. Now the link I posted to the Federal Indictment is gone. I don't see a reason why it would've been removed. Toppermaluch (talk) 11:20, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

It looked like you were linking to something on Google documents. Wikipedia uses information that has already been published in reliable, independent sources, but doesn't, in general, use primary documents, because Wikipedia isn't a first publisher of original research or new ideas. That isn't because those ideas are incorrect, but because it's outside the scope of what an encyclopedia does. -FisherQueen (talk · contribs) 11:23, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Ok, I found the original document online in US Federal Public Records. I thought the original document would have been the most reliable, independent source. It's like linking to a copy of the US Constitution instead of a People Magazine article written about the US Constitution, for example.

Well, I could be wrong; feel free to start a discussion on the article talk page with people who know more about the subject. I saw a link to a google doc (easily edited or forged by anyone), added to the end of an article, and I removed it, because it didn't look like it met WP:RS to me, but I'm not the boss of Wikipedia. -FisherQueen (talk · contribs) 23:04, 9 September 2012 (UTC)