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Hello, Hongkongresident, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for Hong Kong people. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Faboost and Faboost wiki[edit]

Why is my Faboost Wiki up to be deleted please tell me so i can sort it out and stop what it is???

Thank you Arianinja —Preceding unsigned comment added by Arianinja (talkcontribs) 21:27, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Rong Qiqi / List of Chinese military text[edit]

Hi Hongkongresident, nice work on these new articles - well done! I have a couple of comments though:

  • Rong Qiqi - I made some minor edits after I picked up the link at Did You Know? I'm not sure people will find it interesting enough for acceptance (hundreds of people probably met or claimes to have met Confucius). Don't be discouraged if it doesn't get through!
  • List of Chinese military texts - I'd recommend that you move this to Chinese military texts - anyone searching for "List of Chinese military texts" would still find the article (you will need to get an admin to delete the current redirect page and do the move). The first section could also do with a bit of "Wikification" (take a look at WP:Manual of Style (layout) to see what I mean).

All the best Philg88 (talk) 03:21, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Rong Qiqi at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Philg88 (talk) 03:30, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Rollback and reviewer granted[edit]

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I have granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is that after a review of some of your contributions, I believe you can be trusted to use rollback correctly, and for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck and thanks. Dabomb87 (talk) 12:44, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

I have also given you reviewer rights; please see WP:REVIEWER and Help:Pending changes for more information. Dabomb87 (talk) 12:44, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Adoption request[edit]

Hello there, Xanchester! I'm Netalarm and I have been around for quite some time now. I'm messaging you because I've noticed that you've indicated that you want to be adopted on your user page. To get started, you can also find an adopter yourself. A complete list of adopters list available here. When choosing an adopter, please check their availability. You may also want to find an adopter that has similar interests, although it is not required you do so. Once you have found an adopter, you can message them on their talk page and ask to be adopted. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to message me on my talk page.

Once again, welcome to Wikipedia! Netalarmtalk 23:08, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Template:Confucian texts[edit]

Hi, this template is a nice addition to various articles but you should remove the Chinese characters following linked articles according to WP:MOS-ZH. This is to keep things looking tidy and easy to read for non Chinese speakers. If a user wants to know the Chinese characters they can find them in the linked article. Where an article doesn't exist it is OK to use hanzi but you should include both simplified and traditional forms where appropriate. Best Philg88 (talk) 00:40, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Bite Me (book) Deletion[edit]

In your keep message for Bite Me, you comment that the book was writen by "two notable authors." You might want to correct that since it was only written by Moore.Shsilver (talk) 12:25, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Whoops, typo, has been fixed now. Thanks for notifying me. :)--Hongkongresident (talk) 19:06, 21 October 2010 (UTC)


No, my edit at GPS was not vandalism.

If you had bothered to actually look at Error analysis for the Global Positioning System, you might have noticed that the entire deleted section also resides there. The GPS article is much longer than the guidelines recommend - that's why you get the "This page is 131 kilobytes long. It may be appropriate to split this article into smaller, more specific articles. See Wikipedia:Article size." notice when you edit it.

There's also a thing called an "Edit Summary" - if you had actually read my edit summary, or the my edit summary on the edit erroneously reverted by"ClueBot" this would have been obvious.

Next time you decide to make a vandalism accusation, at least have the courtesy to actually look at the work first. The GPS article will never get any smaller if we split it into smaller, more specific articles, but never delete the split material from the parent article.

Remembering why I closed my Wikipedia account... (talk) 13:10, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Apologies, that was an honest mistake, done in good faith. False positives do occur, and since the section that was blanked was a very large section, that had previously been reverted by other bots/users, a lot of red flags went off. Since your other edits after my reversion were also reverted by users, I've directly moved the section for you.--Hongkongresident (talk) 19:02, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

MoS issues vs. content issues[edit]

This is admittedly a silly issue to take up space in the AFD discussing, so I won't go back and forth there. But for what it's worth, did you actually look at the pages within Category:Wikipedia Manual of Style (content)? Just because that category has the word "content" in it doesn't mean those pages govern substantive content issues. The first is about presentational issues like use of color, alt-text, etc.; the second is about stuff like names to use for people and where to put their DOB in the lede; the third is about stuff like how to format links and when to link terms (note that WP:ELNO, about what links to include in the first place, is actually a content guideline and is not part of MoS); the fourth is mainly about terms and turns of phrase to avoid (although it does have a little bit of content guideline); the fifth is also that. (Yes, I know I am making a few oversimplifications for the sake of illustration, but you get the point.) These are much more issues of presentation than of content.

We both know this is a pretty nitpicky issue. But the reason I am bringing it up is, to be perfectly frank, I think it's a little unfair to try and pass off an article with serious content issue as "just MoS concerns". If I thought the article only had MoS concerns, I would not have nominated it for AfD; I have been here long enough to be familiar with WP:BEFORE. Re-read the statement I left there when I opened the AfD: I agree that it is probably an encyclopedic topic, but the current page needs to be totally re-written before being appropriate for Wikipedia, and that is not just an MoS concern. rʨanaɢ (talk) 05:24, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry about the whole silly argument, but you have to clarify what you mean by content issues. From what I've gleaned so far, your concerns seems to deal with Wikipedia:Manual of Style (layout) issues (which is under [[:Category:Wikipedia Manual of Style (content)]], admittedly I should have linked to that page directly, instead of the more general WP:MOS). If you're not talking about layout, footnotes, formatting, notability, reliable sources... what's left?--hkr Laozi speak 05:32, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of List of Chinese military texts[edit]

Hello, your nomination of List of Chinese military texts at DYK was reviewed and comments provided. --NortyNort (Holla) 08:41, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Revision history of Eyes (cheese)[edit]

The consensus was clearly to merge, six out of 12 people suggested it, even a person who wanted to keep it suggested it could be merged with cheese ripening if such article existed and it was created. Michał Rosa (talk) 09:20, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

I understand, I was one of the editors in favor of the merge. But the consensus, as determined by the admin, was to keep it separate.--hkr Laozi speak 10:37, 25 October 2010 (UTC)


I have declined your two speedies - though the tone is quite inappropriate, it isn't really an advertisement, and as for copyright we don't have any source and I suspect the poems are OR rather than copied from elsewhere. I can understand your wish to get rid of it asap, but let the AfD take care of it. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 09:12, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Rong Qiqi[edit]

RlevseTalk 12:02, 25 October 2010 (UTC)


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DYK nomination of Cheese ripening[edit]

Hello, your nomination of Cheese ripening at DYK was reviewed and comments provided. --NortyNort (Holla) 10:41, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for List of Chinese military texts[edit]

RlevseTalk 00:03, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Jeopardy! Tenth Anniversary Tournament[edit]

Maybe I was not clear enough. I provided to you the example merge edit summary Merge content from [[Jeopardy! Tenth Anniversary Tournament]] but I did not specifically say this: the name should contain a link to the merge-from article. This is the proper form for copyright attribution when merging content. The bracketing around the title "[[ ]]" (which make it a link when saved) was not meant to be optional. Using a dummy edit I have fixed your merge summary here. If and when you merge the content from the Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational, please do use an edit summary that links to the merge from article, as in my original example. Thanks.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 12:17, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Great. Perfect merge. The issue is simply that people must be able to follow content back to its copyright holders, here, the users who wrote it, and a link provides better access which is why this is the form stated under Actions which must be performed for both merger types. Thanks!--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 13:34, 28 October 2010 (UTC)


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For rescuing Tamil Isai Sangam from deletion, by re-writing, referencing and cleaning up - and done to a high standard - I hereby award you this barnstar! Acather96 (talk) 14:35, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Lai Pak-Hoi[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Lai Pak-Hoi at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Intelligentsium 19:21, 30 October 2010 (UTC)


Hello ! The image of Liu Xiabo is too big. It should be reduced (150px). Thanks ! Thatdumisdum (talk) 19:24, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Your contributed article, Religion in San Marino[edit]

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Speedy delete tags[edit]

Per our deletion policy, and as it states in the tag itself and in the notice above, an editor can not remove a speedy tag from a page they've created themselves and instead should use the hangon template. Dpmuk (talk) 17:36, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Not a problem - it was obviously unintentional and just something you were unaware of. Personally I'm unsure whether the A10 tag should have remained because now as it stands, it could get lost and never expanded. That said if the tag had remained it would likely have got deleted by now as not being improved enough. I believe that despite much discussion there has never been a consensus for speedy tags that only result in articles being deleted after x amount of time which leaves us with the choice of either tagging articles being worked on or possibly having them lost in the system while often being in a horrible state, neither of which is idea. It may be best, in future, to work on new articles in your user space and then move them into article space when at a more advanced stage. Dpmuk (talk) 00:59, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
P.S. Following your further edits the tag obviously should have been removed - I was referring to the state of the article when it was actually removed. Dpmuk (talk) 01:49, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Cheese ripening[edit]

-- Cirt (talk) 00:03, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

The Signpost: 1 November 2010[edit]

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DYK for Cyberwarfare in the People's Republic of China[edit]

-- Cirt (talk) 06:03, 2 November 2010 (UTC)


Hey there. I've been flat out lately with fellow stuff, do you think you could take a look at the cases requiring a volunteer and see if you can do anything with them? Steven Zhang Help resolve disputes! 20:18, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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DYK for Dinosaurs, Myths and Monsters[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 16:04, 21 October 2012 (UTC)