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Welcome to Wikipedia, Wordreader! I am Theleftorium and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or by typing {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Your recent edits[edit]

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Talk:Eric Doeringer[edit]

I have replied to your comment at Talk:Eric Doeringer. Thank you for solving the mystery. Cunard (talk) 00:57, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Please be more careful to check the output of automated tools[edit]

Your edit here looks like it was semi-automated, as it included a number of minor tweaks of that nature, but it also removed a significant amount of material that at the very least would require discussion. Also, some of the tweaks were of the sort that seem logical to a bot but should be checked by a human; for instance, you changed an instance of {{cite book}} to {{cite web}} instead of replacing the* with ISBN. Also, "immunise" is a valid alternate spelling according to In at least one instance, it is being used by the British PM, but I am actually not sure which variation of English spellings is in use at that article. Feel free to fix that back and anything else you really intended that did not make it back in my cleanup. Happy editing, - 2/0 (cont.) 18:24, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

I've clarified the explanation for this in reply to the user's question at the new editors' help desk, and on 2/0's talk page. It arose from editing an old version of the page. - David Biddulph (talk) 08:31, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
Good work, David Biddulph. Wordreader, my apologies for the above and for not replying to your message on my talkpage - I could not figure how your edit jived with your description of it. All is good now, so keep up the good work. - 2/0 (cont.) 14:42, 11 February 2011 (UTC)


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How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Editing Mistakes And Love Wikipedia :)[edit]

Hi Wordreader. I've just noticed your final comment at the new contributors' help page where we were discussing a rogue editing mistake that had ambushed you.

I just wanted to say that I hope you're not really discouraged by this experience, though I can understand why it would make you feel at sea. Wikipedia doesn't have the most intuitive user interface, and anyone can make mistakes: users much more experienced than you have made much more spectacular errors! Please don't be too embarrassed, treat it as a learning experience, and stay with Wikipedia - we need thoughtful contributors who take the project seriously (just not too seriously all of the time) :) Gonzonoir (talk) 16:46, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Your post to the David Kato talkpage[edit]

I wanted to know if you know about edits made under your name to the talk page saying "Please don't use that FAG memorial as the source for his birthdate as I know for sure that some people wanted the birthdate from WP used as proof for FAG!" It seemed quite out of place, given that you have helped edit this page before, and it also looked grammatically incorrect. So I just wanted to ask if this was a hack, a mistake or something different. --RayneVanDunem (talk) 21:01, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I wrote that. The point is that there was a circular citation thing happening: FAG users wanted me to cite WP about the birth date and WP wanted to cite FAG about the birth date. That doesn't amount to a citation at all. We need a reliable third party citation that can be linked to or leave a birth date out, saying only that "his DOB is about".... Wordreader (talk) 20:58, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
What is "FAG?" --RayneVanDunem (talk) 21:25, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
Since I don't know whether or not you receive a notice that I replied here to your comment, I also put it on your member talk page ---
I'm sorry; I should have been clear. FAG = Find A Grave. It's a dopey name for a burial registration website. The David Kato memorial is here: Those photos there are new, uploaded since my last message to you. People keep uploading photos that violate copyright law. IF one of them is there legitimately, perhaps we can get permission to use it here on WP. Will have to see.
For several good reasons, Wikipedia doesn't consider FAG as a reliable source (and certainly no circular references are allowed):
There are many more discussions of the inadequacy of the site in the WP archived material, if you'd care to search "WP:find a grave". Yours, Wordreader (talk) 18:15, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Re: Wakefield userbox[edit]

Please see User talk:RedSoxFan274/Userboxes/Wakefield.

Thanks, RedSoxFan274 (talk~contribs) 01:39, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Newburgh edits[edit]

I saw your post over at the article feedback page, and also noticed your recent edits to the art article.

Yes, there are a lot of resources. I wrote most of that history back when we didn't require citations so much, just so the article would have something. My intent was always/has always been to get back to it at some point in some big way, perhaps sitting in the Newburgh library's well-equipped history room, and cite that section better or rewrite it entirely with the help of the materials there. If you have the time to do so, go ahead. Daniel Case (talk) 02:44, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Punctuation mark[edit]

Hallo. Just a note, that I replied to your old question at Template talk:Punctuation marks. HTH. -- Quiddity (talk) 20:58, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

I liked your discourse on User talk:Daniel Case[edit]

I am one of those totally clueless men who still can't comprehend why anybody gives a rat's hiney about the dress worn by any member of the parasitic aristos; but I am also self-conscious enough to concede that this may say far more about me than about the topic per se. I do hope that such kerfluffles do not discourage you from contributing your own POV to this mammothly complex project: we need varying perspectives here more than ever! --Orange Mike | Talk 21:36, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Help with "Speedy deletion"[edit]

{{Help me}} Hello,

This stub was created in May 2012: . Development hasn't occurred. The link to the restaurant's site doesn't go to their homepage, but to their 'About" page. According to the homepage, the restaurant closed in January 2012 . Now nobody hates to see a restaurant close more than I, even way over there in Singapore, but unless there's some documented lasting impact on the culinary world of this restaurant, this stub seems like it has nowhere to go.

I posted a comment on the article's "Talk page" pointing out the restaurant's closing. Is that enough or should a "Speedy deletion" request, category A7 Template:Db - inc also be made, as it seems to me? (If the article wasn't created until after the restaurant had already closed, I might have added criteria G 11 as well.)

Questions for you:

- Is the "Speedy deletion" marker edited right into the article page? If so, where? If not, where else?
- I'm confused about how the marker should look - how should it look?
- How speedy is speedy?
- There are FOUR separate page addresses that all seem to present the same information: Wikipedia: Criteria ; WP:CSD ; WP:SD ; WP:SPEEDY . What am I missing?

If I misunderstand the purpose for this "Speedy deletion" option, please forgive an uneducated wanderer in the WP forest. Thank you so much for your time, Wordreader (talk) 22:03, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

If you are not sure just click the template link on those page - e.g. {{db-inc}} - takes you to Template:Db-inc - those individual pages often have a documentation page showing the syntax. Also consider enabling Twinkle in the Gadgets section of My Preferences - it will give you extra menus - one of which is an easy way to add speedies.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 23:10, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

I replied[edit]

Hello there! Sorry for all the frustration. I replied here, by the way. Let me know if you have any questions. I added the book to the bottom in the new Further reading section. As for the italics, Testing: A small test by Me. Biosthmors (talk) 06:22, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

I think you just need to type it out again. I think there might be something carrying over from a copy paste because when I tried it it was weird too. =) I have my own projects I'm working on here, but I would be happy to help you learn how to edit. You can do it! =) Best. Biosthmors (talk) 06:16, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

And you may have wondered how I added the book easily. I know from Help:Citation_tools#Tools, that if I put in a google books url at the google books tool website I'll get out a formatted citation template, which I added. Biosthmors (talk) 06:28, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

And you may like the look of this edit: [1]. Now when someone types in WP:MENTOR or Wikipedia:Mentorship, that's what they will see. Biosthmors (talk) 06:37, 12 September 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I saw your comment at Wikipedia talk:Teahouse. I was very impressed, we don't see intelligence without snarkiness around here much. In any case, I just wanted to say nice to meet you. Ryan Vesey 04:08, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Reply left on the user talk page of Ryan Vesey. Wordreader (talk) 20:49, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Norwalk Museum[edit]

I saw your post on the Norwalk Museum page. If you want information about norwalk, I would contact the historical commission Earlopogous 03:37, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Reply given on the Earlopogous talk page. Wordreader (talk) 20:23, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

your feedback[edit]

the template is {unsourced|section} - only you use the double braces on each side rather than single. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 01:50, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

or {refimprove|section} if there are some cites but not enough or not very good sources .01:52, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

this page Wikipedia:Template_messages is the directory to a lot of the templates. they are grouped mostly by the type of page they are used for. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 03:41, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Can you give me a quick hand please?[edit]

I need a little bit of help, don't mean to be annoying.

I really need to move Interprovincial 3-Day to Interprovincial Championship (cricket) and 2013 Interprovincial 3-Day to 2013 Interprovincial Championship. I would do it myself, but my account is new, so I still don't have the privileges required to do it. I'd be really grateful if you could just nip across to do it please.

Many thanks, NitramCricket96 (talk) 16:12, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Reply added to your Talk page. Wordreader (talk) 00:26, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Olympic sports[edit]

I'll respond here as the response is not related to improving the article. Rhythmic gymnastics is a discipline of the olympic sport gymnastics. Two events (individual all-around and team all-around) are contested.
Wrestling, including both Greco-Roman and freestyle, will either be reinstated later this year or replaced by squash or baseball/softball. (talk) 07:25, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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Hi Wordreader, please note that your comment was dealt withless than an hour after you posted, with this edit to the article and this comment on the talk page.

Unfortunately LightShow, (or WikiWatcher as they previously were) has monumental sour grapes about the re-write the article went through, and has spent too long sniping and trolling on the talk page because his ownership of the page was taken away from him. A string of RfCs over trite points resulted in the community voice being against him on nearly every ocassion, and trips to ANI have resulted in the question of a topic ban for him - a step that was never formally proposed, but will always remain a possibility if he continues in the same vein. His approach has been to turn the talk page into a toxic minefield through his constant attacks, and even a proposal to revert it from FA status back to the last version he was guarding. Such nonsense is only ever going to rile people, and suggestions to him that he take this from his watchlist have not reached home. - SchroCat (talk) 11:28, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Living National Treasure of Japan[edit]

Hi! I saw that you were questioning the existence of the term Living National Treasure. If you read Japanese, would this convince you? (it specifically mentions 人間国宝. bamse (talk) 12:24, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

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Cheers! Garchy (talk) 16:23, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

OCGC roof[edit]

Per this edit: Thanks for putting in the links to those sources! I am not sure I will be able to get to working on that article in-depth for a bit. But it's nice to know someone's watching ... Daniel Case (talk) 22:29, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

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Interplatform linking experiment.[edit]

This is an experiment to see if I can master interplatform linking:

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This is: File:Brahmaea wallichii insulata (Brahmeid Moth) wb edit.jpg

Well, that could have gone better! Back to the Teahouse to ask about controling the size of the image. Sigh! Wordreader (talk) 05:04, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

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