User talk:Velociraptor888

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Welcome[edit]

Hello Velociraptor888, and welcome to Wikipedia. I hope that you have enjoyed contributing and want to stick around. Here are some tips to help you get started:

If you need any more information, plenty of help is available - check out Wikipedia:Questions; ask your question here and attract help with the code {{helpme}}; or leave me a message on my talk page explaining your problem and I will help as best as I can. Again, welcome! strdst_grl (call me Stardust) 11:57, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Question on Help Desk[edit]

Hi there. I've answered you question on the help desk. In researching your situation, I noticed your user page. You may want to read up on the Wikipedia policy on user pages here; I believe your current page is either close to or already does violate the basic rule that your userpage should not contain excessive unrelated content. As it stands, I don't think it would survive a "Miscellany for Deletion" discussion. Matt Deres (talk) 00:19, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello again! It appears I was unclear in my previous post. The material you had on your userpage and which is now on the sandbox sub-page is probably unsuitable for Wikipedia. This is an encyclopedia and your user-space (including user page, talk page and sub-pages) is meant to aid in the creation of the encyclopedia and foster the community of editors. To be honest, I'm not sure what the heck this stuff is, but it's obviously not related to the encyclopedia. I'm afraid that I'll have to nominate your subpage for deletion; if you wish to argue against that , you will be able to voice your opinion during the discussion though I'll warn you in advance that pages of this nature are often "speedy-deleted" (you can read about that process here. Your contributions to the project are still appreciate, though, and I hope you'll continue to help out. Matt Deres (talk) 01:06, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

MfD nomination of User:Velociraptor888/Sandbox[edit]

User:Velociraptor888/Sandbox, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Velociraptor888/Sandbox and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Velociraptor888/Sandbox during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. Matt Deres (talk) 01:10, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Flags in the World Cup articles[edit]

Those flags you have been re-adding to the World Cup articles are redundant. We leave out the flag when a manager's nationality is the same as the team he manages, as it will be automatically assumed that he is from that country. – PeeJay 19:03, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Would you possibly consider discussing this matter? If not, my assumption of good faith may soon run out. – PeeJay 20:13, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

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Administrator intervention against vandalism[edit]

Thank you for your report on PeeJay2K3 at Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. The issue is one of disagreement over article content, rather than vandalism. You may like to look at Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution for suggestions on how to proceed. JamesBWatson (talk) 08:39, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Your contributed article, 1990 FIFA World Cup discipline[edit]

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Hello, I notice that you recently created a new page, 1990 FIFA World Cup discipline. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as you. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page - 1990 FIFA World Cup. Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will to continue helping improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at 1990 FIFA World Cup - you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

If you think that the article you created should remain separate, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. Minimac (talk) 12:26, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Civility[edit]

Please read WP:CIVIL. Jmorrison230582 (talk) 18:19, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Argentina-1978-world-cup-logo.gif[edit]

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Berbatov on 20 league goals (21 total) after FA rulling[edit]

The Dubious Goals Panel and FA has credited United's second v Sunderland (26 Dec) as an Anton Ferdinand own goal, NOT a Dimitar Berbatov goal.

See here

Berbatov now sits on 20 goals and 21 total.
  – HonorTheKing (talk) 17:40, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

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WP:CIVIL?[edit]

Oh leave it out. The guy is obviously a trouble-maker with no intention of complying with Wikipedia rules himself, so why should we treat him with any respect? – PeeJay 17:40, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Yes, he is a vandal (because he's an IP), but never mind if he's a troublemaker, Wikipedians should treat fellow Wikipedians with respect, whoever they are. I apologize if this is a dumb comment, but civility is one of Wikipedia's five pillars. Velociraptor888 17:44, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
You do realise that this IP (and many others that have edited the page) is merely a sockpuppet of User:Syjytg, right? – PeeJay 18:37, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
Oh. Velociraptor888 09:51, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

April 2012[edit]

Please remember to assume good faith when dealing with other editors, which you did not do on List of tallest buildings and structures in the world. In particular, please read WP:CIVIL and understand that edit summaries such as "fuck off" are unacceptable behavoir. Astronaut (talk) 14:52, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Childish abuse[edit]

Please put an end to the childish abuse in your edit summaries. Adding asterisks does not excuse you the requirement to remain civil and does not permit you to insult others. I see this has been pointed out to you a number of times already. Please consider this your last warning. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 16:46, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

June 2012[edit]

Please stop attacking other editors, as you did on User_talk:Rangoon11. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 13:47, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

You should also note that the England vs UK + Scotland + Northern Ireland naming issues have been debated long and hard - and your changes are contrary to current consensus. Unless you would like to be placed under restrictions accordingly, I'd recommend you change your a) editing style, and b) tone (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 13:58, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

I'm just dropping you a quick note about a new Wikipedian in Residence job that's opened up at the National Library of Scotland. There're more details at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Scotland#Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 14:52, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

British placename formats[edit]

Hi, just a heads-up – I've noticed you removing "UK" from a few infoboxes and leads, and I'm letting you know that persistently doing so is against consensus. Basically, whatever placename format is long-standing in an article is to be retained. Cheers, Bretonbanquet (talk) 21:02, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

In footballing terms, the UK only exists in an Olympic sense, but your edits are concerned with geographical places, not footballing entities like teams or leagues. Wording like "X club plays in the British X league" is not OK, because the leagues themselves are English or Scottish or whatever. Wording like "X club plays in X league in Xshire, England, UK" is fine if that's the long-standing wording. There is no exception for football-related articles in the consensus over changing placenames. Plus not all of your edits have been on football articles. We've recently been chasing people who keep adding "UK" to articles, and taking it off is similarly editing against consensus. Cheers, Bretonbanquet (talk) 17:19, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I just reverted an edit from 30 June this year. Is that long-standing? Velociraptor888
That's probably OK. By "long-standing" I mean maybe six months or more. If you're undoing what someone else has recently done then fair enough, although doing it a lot might attract attention so make it clear that you're reverting someone in the edit summary, like you did with your last edit. Basically we're trying to stop all the fiddling about with the placenames because there's never realistically going to be a consensus on whether to use "Xtown, England, UK", "Xtown, England", "Xtown, UK" etc. Same for Scotland and Wales, while there's even less tolerance for changing Northern Irish stuff – that usually ends up with a quick block. Bretonbanquet (talk) 19:23, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
You shouldn't be removing UK or United Kingdom. In geographic and legal sense the UK exists, so I can see no reason why you should remove it. Tvx1 (talk) 19:27, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, basically that's true and many people agree with that. But on the other hand, many other people consider that the "UK" is unnecessary clutter and that simply England, Scotland, Wales etc is sufficient. It's an argument that has gone on for years and there's no sign of an agreement. Neither is wrong and neither is "better" than the other. The only thing that anyone's agreed on is that changing them all the time is unconstructive, and that systematic or mass changes are not allowed. Some people were doing it for nationalistic reasons or to make some kind of a political point, and admins take a pretty dim view of that. Bretonbanquet (talk) 19:35, 3 October 2014 (UTC)