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Edits on Rainforest Action Network page[edit]

Hey buddy, I noticed that you deleted a couple of edits (which I spent quite a while on) on the Rainforest Action Network page, under the Criticisms section. Your comment was "the paragraph removed is speculative, and has nothing to do with criticism. It's a rebuttal within a subtopic. It doesn't belong there." I'm really not sure what you mean by saying it's "speculative" - can you clarify?

I understand saying that it's "a rebuttal within a subtopic" - but if I had a nickel for every time a Criticisms section on Wikipedia also contained a rebuttal of that criticism, then I would have a lot of nickels. And where else should one present information that balances out a criticism? isn't that a valid and important piece of information that should be included in an article on a topic?

Full disclosure: I used to work for RAN. But I have plenty of criticisms of the organization (note that I didn't say anything about the criticism of RAN's membership in the FSC, because I happen to agree with it). I just thought that this particular criticism was somewhat bizarre & based on very weak sources, and wanted to balance the criticism out in order to present a more NPOV perspective overall.

I'm totally open to suggestions about how this could be done better - I'm hardly a Wikipedia expert.CircleAdrian (talk) 06:59, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Image tagging for Image:Lgo-cavallo08.gif[edit]

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Nonsense of Ted time[edit]

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Wilbur Hot Springs[edit]

Hi - I moved your article to it's proper name Wilbur Hot Springs (without quotes). The one version with quotes will be deleted shortly. Please edit this version going forward Wilbur Hot Springs.
Also, can I politely suggest that you take a quick look at WP:REF for details on references/citations. Your article is full of references, which is great, but they are currently setup as external links rather than citations. Thanks. --   7   talk Δ |   23:15, 12 May 2009 (UTC)


As an example, I have updated the first citation in your article from an external link to a citation. In the sentence "Wilbur Hot Springs come from the ground near Bear Creek", the citation is now properly formatted. You can see that it automatically is numbered and appears down in the references section. The easiest way to do it is to click the button that looks like this Button easy cite.png (it will be located in the tool bar just above the editing box - right side) while you are editing the page with your cursor placed where you want the citation, then click "web", then enter at least the URL, the title of the page, and a name for the link. Would be great if you could update the other references to be in a similar format. Thanks. --   7   talk Δ |   23:32, 12 May 2009 (UTC)


Looks like you are off to a good start fixing the references... Maybe a few things to cleanup with the titles, but you'll get there. If you need help just let me know. --   7   talk Δ |   23:47, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Oh my gosh this isn't easy. I am still working on this... I promise. I actually have a job (heaven forbid) and haven't had time!!! I apologize. I am also excited to say I have wonderful new resources coming along... old dusty books from the 1890's! YAY!!!

Speedy deletion nomination of "Lake Allison"[edit]

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Why I tagged your "Lake Allison" article[edit]

The "History" section is taken word-for-word from the pdf According to longstanding policy, Wikipedia can't accept copyright violations. Please read WP:COPYVIO for a further explanation -- and please don't remove the tag unless the copyright violations are appropriately fixed. Thanks! -- ArglebargleIV (talk) 21:04, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Also, when the copyright violations are fixed, we can move the article to Lake Allison, without the quotes. -- ArglebargleIV (talk) 21:05, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Oh yeah... I keep putting the quotes. Pardon that!

Lake Allison[edit]

I fixed a large chunk of it. Still, I think you should cite the original hotel brochure since the article still paraphrases it. Better yet, you could tweak the text further: a hotel brochure is not exactly a reliable source! Cheers, Pascal.Tesson (talk) 22:51, 22 May 2009 (UTC)