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I would like to know if I did a recent minor edit to the page for James Heisig correctly. I'd like an experienced editor to tell me if what I did truly constitutes a minor edit, and to clarify (if possible) why his page listed two different birth years, one of which was correct.

Wisconsinator (talk) 00:46, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

I wouldn't consider that a minor edit; it changed basic biographic facts. The page listed two different birth years because apparently his sister changed one but not the other. However, Wikipedia content should be based on reliable published sources, not on his relatives' say-so. If I changed the birth year and claimed to be his grandson, how could our readers tell that I'm wrong and you are right? I have added a reference for his year of birth, but the rest of the article similarly should summarize what reliable published sources report about Heisig. Huon (talk) 01:21, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia from Fribbler[edit]

Hi, Wisconsinator. I welcome you to Wikipedia! Thank you for all of your edits. I hope you like editing here and being part of Wikipedia! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); when you save the page, this will turn into your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or put {{helpme}} (and what you need help with) on your talk page and someone will show up very soon to answer your questions. Again, welcome! Fribbler (talk) 01:42, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

The welcome template seems quite terse, actually. So in addition, allow me to complement you on your work! Regards. Fribbler (talk) 01:45, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

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Edit-a-thon in Madison[edit]

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I saw that you live in Madison (based on your userpage), so if you're interested, I wanted to invite you to a humanities edit-a-thon in the Madison Public Library on Friday, April 25th (1:30–3:30). It'll be on the shorter side and is aimed at new editors, but I hope to see you there. More information is available on the 2014 UW Conference on the Public Humanities website. Let me know if you have any questions czar  04:22, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

I hope you won't let [1] stop you from contributing to Wikipedia. While your edit was better than the version that preceded it, it was likely reverted because you mistakenly added your signature to the middle of the article (see the link). – czar 18:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)