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Tree shaping

There is a proposed Topic Ban for Blackash and Slowart on Tree shaping related articles at the Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents As you have had some involvement with these editors in question, you may wish to comment. Blackash have a chat 00:49, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

i have read the last few edits of this page and this one seems more accurate then the one you replaced it with. not sure why you would revert to a less accurate edit? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:25, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Deletion - Kim Rudd

Did I fix it correctly? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dwakely (talkcontribs) 03:09, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Sure. Thanks for adding sources; it's especially important to use that all biographies of living people (WP:BLP) have sources cited to confirm the accuracy of our information. Zachlipton (talk) 03:18, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

OruxMaps Android App

I've added a sentence to the Oruxmaps wiki page with some stats, and asked some related questions on the Talk:Oruxmaps talk page. Thanks for the note about your deletion proposal on my talk page. Since I seldom check there, I'd like to keep OruxMaps discussion on that talk page. If you decide to just proceed with deletion, I'd like to be more clear on your motivations. Jw4nvc (talk) 22:30, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

The prod was misplaced at Talk:Oruxmaps. If you want, you may send this to WP:AfD. Bearian (talk) 01:10, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
Eh, not sure I care a ton either way at this point. I certainly wouldn't mind seeing it go to AfD if anyone feels like doing the necessary research to confirm lack of sources, but it's not a huge deal to me if it sticks around for a while either. Thanks for the heads up. Zachlipton (talk) 01:53, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Recoleta Cemetery - User talk:

I've read the guidelines several times & still don't understand why my blog about Recoleta Cemetery is denied a listing. As mentioned before, it's true I have a PDF handbook for sale on the blog. But if someone would take a few moments to look at the content of the blog which is currently at 415 posts & a word count of about 83,000, it's obvious that the blog content is much more than any PDF could provide. I have been researching & publishing my findings since 2007 & I am the only English-speaking authority of the place. The blog is not written to exclusively promote the PDF... I only finished the PDF in Jan 2010. All content is offered free of charge.

Please reconsider your decision. Thank you, Robert Wright —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:46, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Vang vieng

You and other users and so called wiki editors keep removing my edits. When I fIrst started updating this page you kept removing or deleting my updates saying that what I was writing was either not true or could not be proven. Well if you look at the page now you will see on there a lot of newer additions, updates and sources added by others which are actually backing up what I have been saying for months now, that the place is being destroyed by tourism. Yet when I want to add more information, true information, I am prevented from doing so. I am way ahead of others on what is really happening in that place yet I am not able to share this information. Hardly what Wikipedia stands for I would have thought. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:07, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Citiation format questions


I am working with Thomas.A.Pugh on the biofuels policy article that we are creating for our class assignment. I have some questions about making the references section. Since there are 3 of us working on this sandbox, the format is all off and there are some error messages showing on the page. Also, what's making this especially troublesome is that I can't see the code that my partners typed it in reference section when I click "edit". The only text I see in there is what I have typed, so I can't copy the format my partners used or make everything in there one format. Do you have any pointers on this?

Thank you for your time, WJCopley (talk) 17:43, 8 April 2011 (UTC)


I just checked out the Integrative Medicine article. It looks through the history that there has been a lot of good work that has been removed. The article is now pretty poor. It looks to me as though there is a campaign to minimize the article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:49, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

The Great American Wiknic

Hi there, just wanted to let you know -- I've just reshuffled the SF Meetup page a bit, making a separate page for the Wiknic so that hopefully newbies will be able to figure out what's up more easily. I moved your discussion about the Botanical garden to the talk page there -- hope that's OK. I also added your name on the list of possible participants: Wikipedia:Meetup/San Francisco/Wiknic I hope you're still planning to come! -Pete (talk) 23:25, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

start an article

i need help to start an article about the website please respon on my talk page. hashbron — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hashbron (talkcontribs) 17:00, 4 June 2011 (UTC)


There's a bit of a problem with the copyright status of File:Spit-Like-This.jpg.

On their website, it says, SPiT LiKE THiS own the copyright/license to these images and hereby release them to the public domain for non-profit useage.

That statement doesn't actually make sense; if something is 'public domain' then it's public domain - anyone can do absolutely anything they like with it.

If, however, they wish to retain copyright and prevent commercial use, then we can't use it. Wikipedia is free for anyone to copy - including e.g. websites that have adverts - and that counts as 'commercial use'.

Are you able to arrange for the website to state it is public domain (with no conditions)?  Chzz  ►  13:55, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

USEPA finally set up an account

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Regarding the Wikipedia page on Vandana Vishwas

Hi Zachlipton,

I was editing the page that I have created on Vandana Vishwas and wanted to add some more details. However, it was tagged for COI. I am her husband and contact person as she can not afford any professionals with her means. You can find all about her at her website I have created a page on her because I genuinely feel she has contributed a lot to the south-Asian music in North America. Please look at the wikipedia article and let me know if it is objectionable in any way.

Many thanks! Vishwasthoke (talk) 01:02, 25 November 2011 (UTC)Vishwas Thoke

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Canadian mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been nominated for deletion, since you participated in the previous discussion, you may wish to participate in this one, the discussion is located at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Canadian mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2nd nomination). Cheers, --kelapstick(bainuu) 23:41, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

spelling mistakes

how to correct spelling mistakes of the headings?

Hi Zach. I'm Andy Berlin. Former partner of Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein and presently still myself. I dunno if you were questioning the appropriateness of their 2 Wikipedia pages. If so, I'm happy to support their relevance. They've done real stuff, and I think you'd think it was good. But then maybe you know them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:37, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Traversari section


Please wait... I'm working to finish the entry of Traversari in english language. I've done that in Italian (my country is Italy, and that is the story of my family), but I've some problems with english. You can see the italian version of these informations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LUCIOBLUES (talkcontribs) 12:36, 20 April 2012 (UTC) Thanks

'LUCIOBLUES' (Lucio Traversari Mestre - Venice Italy) — Preceding unsigned comment added by LUCIOBLUES (talkcontribs) 12:34, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

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Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

I would like to verify the contents of the Jeff Goodby wikipedia page are accurate and true. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:22, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

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Regarding Eliezer Joldan

Hi, Thanks for the prompt reviewing. Just added the reference. :) ~ A n w a r a j Urdu: انوراج ‎‎ 08:11, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Awesome! Thanks for your contributions and for including references. It's a good idea to get in the habit of citing as many reliable sources as possible when creating new articles, to prevent speedy deletion. Happy editing, Zachlipton (talk) 08:14, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

thanks :) Zarpboer (talk) 09:05, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments on my posts, my changes are only facts though... so not points of view or opinion :) I have added some ref and will add more...

maybe with my edits you are learning something you did not know? :)

Thanks! Please continue to ensure that you add references to reliable sources, avoid biased language in line with the NPOV policy, and discuss controversial edits on the article's talk page. Zachlipton (talk) 09:07, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Neutral or honest?

Do u wright an articles neutral or honest? I was there and see everything with my own eyes. What you account as an true events isn't neutral no true. (talk) 23:50, 1 September 2014 (UTC)Max Povetkin 02.09.2014

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Texidor's Twinge

The doctor that this syndrome is named after was my uncle Dr. Theodore A. Texidor. What does it mean that the article needs more citations for verification? I saw where the JAMA published the original article describing this condition. What more is needed? Just curious. Rltexidor (talk) 03:09, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Rltexidor. I don't know much about the article. My only edit to it was to revert some vandalism (somebody added to the article to claim that the syndrome causes death, that was reverted, then somebody put it back, so I removed it again). I just went ahead and removed the "more citations" template, as it's been there since 2009 and there are now several citations of good quality. If you have more questions about this article, you could try discussing them on the article's talk page: Talk:Precordial_catch_syndrome. Best. Zachlipton (talk) 03:17, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

I could not find an answer to my original question. How much verification (citations) are needed for the article on Texidor's Twinge? The syndrome was first described by my uncle Dr. Theodore A. Texidor. As far as I can tell, the five articles cited appear to be the only ones out there. I was looking up Dr. Carl H. Gumbiner who wrote the latest article in 2003 to see what sources he cited in his article. I would love to help raise the level of this article do that others can use it and rely on its accuracy. Let me know how I can help!

Bob Texidor — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rltexidor (talkcontribs) 03:41, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Texidor's Twinge

Thank you Zach, I appreciate what you are doing to keep Wikipedia a reliable source! Rltexidor (talk) 03:44, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

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