User talk:Vagr7

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July 2014[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Just plain Bill. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Cacık because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks!

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Your recent editing history at Cacık shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

To avoid being blocked, instead of reverting please consider using the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. See BRD for how this is done. If discussions reach an impasse, you can then post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection. __Just plain Bill (talk) 15:12, 3 July 2014 (UTC)


What do you mean by "spying"? I have some pages on my watchlist which you have been editing lately. I also notice a pattern of editing where you are adding Greek roots to the leads of articles in ways that I don't think make sense. See for example Thermodynamics#Etymology vs. your edit. --Macrakis (talk) 18:34, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Filo is on my watchlist and in fact the edit just before yours was mine. You added the Greek version φύλλο to the lead, and glossed it as 'thin', which I don't think is correct. I corrected it to 'leaf'. In fact, since there is a full 'name' section, this probably shouldn't be discussed in the lead at all. I wondered if you had made similar edits to other pages. I saw that you had done something similar in thermodynamics and octopus, and changed them back to the previous version. I also noticed your edit in hydropower, but since there is no etymology section there, I did not remove it, though I think there's probably a better way of handling that information. Following WP policy, this is "correcting related problems on multiple articles".
Our previous interaction on Wikipedia was several days ago, when I removed your addition to the tzatziki article:
Tzatziki became worldwide famous following the recognition of the traditional Greek and mediteranean cuisine all over the world starting from western Europe and north America the last two decades
(as well as a recipe) for several reasons, which I explained in the edit comment "ingredients already listed before (avoid detailed recipes per WP:NOT); remove boosterism/OR about mediterranean cuisine".
If you disagree with any of these edits, I invite you to discuss them on the relevant Talk pages. --Macrakis (talk) 20:04, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

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File:Reichstag flag original.jpg and Reichstag building[edit]

Please stop adding this image that article, as you did here. I've removed it twice in that article now after you've added it. Per WP:NFC#UUI #6, the use of this image in this article is inappropriate, as there is already an article dedicated to this iconic image at Raising a flag over the Reichstag. If you have questions about this, please ask. Thank you, --Hammersoft (talk) 15:11, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

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