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Welcome To My Talk Page

Welcome to my talk page. Anyone that knows what they are talking about should feel free to respond to any questions. All I ask is that you keep it PG (that means no trolling, cyberbullying, cussing, vandalism, etc.). If you are feeling angry then please calm down before you leave a message. Happy Talking!

Just wondering why you reverted my edit?[change source]

Sorry to bother you but you just reverted my edit and I was wondering if you could explain why? Milo, Talk, Contribs 15:46, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

@SpaceGuy32: Sorry, it looks like I must have mistaken that for vandalism. Thank you for asking me --Examknow (lets chat! Paper Plane GIF Animation.gif) 15:48, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
No worries: will you revert it or should I? Also just be really careful when doing that in future because it might discourage new editors! And also if you're going to put warnings on talk pages make sure to sign with your name using the following ~~~~. Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 15:50, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
@SpaceGuy32: I have reverted it. Thank you for letting me know. --Examknow (lets chat! Paper Plane GIF Animation.gif) 15:54, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Why does 2014 Atlantic hurricane season redirect to Lists of tropical cyclone names?[change source]

It'd most likely be a lot better as it's own link in my opinion. Lentr | Talk 17:07, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

@Lentr: It appears that it was set as a redirect when it was created. You should, however, discuss this on the article’s talk page. Thank you --Examknow (lets chat! Paper Plane GIF Animation.gif) 17:12, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
I'll do that. Thank you. Lentr | Talk 17:13, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
@Lentr: Always happy to help. --Examknow (lets chat! Paper Plane GIF Animation.gif) 17:18, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

Signature[change source]

Hello. Please note that per our policy on signatures, images (and by extension GIFs) are not permitted within signatures. Please adjust your signature and take note of this going forward. Hiàn (talk) 00:09, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

@Hiàn: Consider it  Done. However, I have seen other users (including administrators and bureaucrats) doing this as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Examknow (talkcontribs) 05:55, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Not that I want anyone called out, but who might those be? Hiàn (talk) 23:10, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
@Hiàn: Sorry but I don’t remember their exact usernames --Examknow (lets chat!) 23:17, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
In any case, I doubt that current admins actually do this but other and past cases don't justify using an image. Thanks for removing it. Hiàn (talk) 23:26, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
@Hiàn: No problem. It clearly states that there are no images allowed on WP:SIGN so thank you for telling me.--Examknow (lets chat!) 23:27, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

List of Anarchists reversion[change source]

Dear Examknow, I noticed you reverted an edit to List of anarchists adding the name Lysander Spooner to the list, citing it as a broken link. On we like to leave red links because they encourage people to make new pages. If you have a look at the page for [1] you might notice that he is actually an activist anarchist* and thus can be on the list. Please try and be a bit more careful when reverting edits in future since it's is discouraging for people who might not have much experience if their edits are immediately reverted. Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:17, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

@SpaceGuy32: your point is noted, but when I clicked on your enwiki link I got a bad title error on enwiki. --Examknow (lets chat!) 17:19, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Have now changed - have a look! Thanks, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:20, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
@SpaceGuy32: Now I see. Thanks --Examknow (lets chat!) 17:21, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Nice! Good work otherwise from what I've seen, Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:22, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Warnings[change source]

The edit made by User talk: was most certainly not vandalism and was simply them changing to the spelling that they have presumably grown up with: it can be spelt in two different ways. It is definitely not good to warn them for vandalism, and instead just a message letting them know that the more widely used spelling is fertiliSers would have been more than appropriate. I think you need to think more carefully about your warnings and reverts, as I have seen this sort of thing happening quite a bit, Milo, Talk, Contribs 19:22, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Is this the case, as I have never seen it spelled this way in anything wikipedia or elsewhere? --Examknow (lets chat!) 19:23, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
It is the American English spelling as opposed to the British english spelling: have a google perhaps! Milo, Talk, Contribs 19:24, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
@SpaceGuy32: I must have mis-read that. I thought he was changing it to fertilisers instead of fertilizers. I also think that fertilizers is the correct spelling. I got completely mixed up. I will be more careful next time. --Examknow (lets chat!) 19:33, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. Please do be more careful next time because this is starting to become a concerning habit and takes up a lot of time to deal with. Milo, Talk, Contribs 19:32, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
I have removed the warning. I too agree that I have been to quick with the reverts.--Examknow (lets chat!) 19:33, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Your change to Wikipedia:Requests for deletion[change source]

Hi, Examknow. Thanks for removing the two requests that were deleted. When you do that, please move the entries to the section for recently completed requests instead of just removing them. That way, people coming to check on them can have a chance to see what happened more easily. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 02:01, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Sorry I just assumed that the template did that automatically. I guess not. --Examknow (lets chat!) 19:38, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I have placed requests the article under the recently completed sections --Examknow (lets chat!) 19:43, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 19:57, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Dual citizenship[change source]

I declined any deletion on this page and I want to explain why. Your edit summary said "Citizenship and Dual Citizenship are not the same thing so they should not be redirected." However, we can have redirects from related things that are not the same. We have a whole category for such redirects at Category:Redirects from related things. Citizenship mentions what a dual citizen is, so someone interested in dual citizenship can find info there. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:09, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

That actually makes a lot of sense. Thanks! --Examknowtalk 16:54, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Pinging @Auntof6 because I forgot to above --Examknowtalk 16:19, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Around?[change source]

Please come to IRC for a chat RhinosF1 (talk) 20:07, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Left you a memo, Foxside and TSD from my channel know why. Just email or PM me if you want to know why. RhinosF1 (talk) 20:56, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Rodger that Examknowtalk 21:28, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Rollback[change source]

Hi, I have granted your request for rollback rights. Please use carefully. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask.--Peterdownunder (talk) 21:37, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

@Peterdownunder Got it thank you. Examknowtalk 21:46, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Obvious COPYVIO enwiki[change source]

To the best of my understanding, COPYVIO doesn't relate to duplicating content from another Wikipedia project, such as you wrote in the Deletion template you added to Referential transparency. Rather, see the Wikipedia:Deletion policy#Articles, type 3:

  • Has been copied and pasted from another Wikipedia without simplifying complex text. If an article is or requires [italics mine - D] being simplified, the Simplifying template can be added to it. That does not allow the article to remain complex forever, but it gives editors some time to simplify it.

I don't want to modify the template you added without providing you this explanation; perhaps there's an element I don't understand. So your response would be appreciated. -- Deborahjay (talk) 15:53, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

You are correct Deborahjay, the article can be identical to the one on as long as it is attributed and it is simple. Articles copied over don't always need simplification. The number one way articles are created here is by copying and simplifying articles from so you might not want to keep marking them all as copyvios. -DJSasso (talk) 16:08, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I was unclear on that. I have had an article deleted because I had copied content from enwiki so I thought that was the policy. Best -Examknowtalk 16:14, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Pinging @Djsasso and @Deborahjay Examknowtalk 16:14, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
The key is making sure it is simple. If it is simple it shouldn't be deleted. But some people might be more strict on what constitutes simple. And you should mention in your edit summary where it is coming from just to be safe. -DJSasso (talk) 16:15, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
@Djsasso Okay thank you Examknowtalk 16:16, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Hey[change source]

I've noticed your WikiBreak notice - pop on to IRC if you have a chance - I've got QuIRC a MediaWiki installation live. RhinosF1 (talk) 19:02, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Help[change source]

hello, I have been blocked for one year, can you please help me? [2]--Thilakshan (talk) 20:16, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@Thilakahan: - We won't deal with enwp issues here. RhinosF1 (talk) 19:14, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
@Thilakshan: RhinosF1 (talk) 19:23, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
@Thilakshan: As @RhinosF1 said I cannot help you with enwiki issues here. Especially as you were blocked for sock puppetry. Examknowtalk 15:09, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

English-only warning for foreign-script text on a User talk page[change source]

Hello, Examknow. Regarding the warning message you added on User talk:הוספתי תוכן#May 2019: I hadn't known this was also the case for User talk pages. I realized the value of transparency there for the sake of communication and respect this practice - but still, I would think in the era of freely available machine translation (I can recommend GoogleTalk), texts in foreign-language scripts needn't be seen as so unacceptable. Would you have written the identical message if the foreign language were in Latin script? Perhaps as a Hebrew-speaker I'm particularly sensitive these days, given the sociopolitical climate prevalent in many countries. Thank you for advising. -- Deborahjay (talk) 15:44, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Yes, there is nothing wrong with having other languages on user and user talk pages, assuming that the content is otherwise allowed by the guideline. In general, I've recently seen an increase in flagging things on user pages that don't really need to be flagged unless the page owner does it. [User:Deborahjay|Deborahjay]], if you would like help restoring what was deleted, let me know. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:37, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
@Deborahjay: Okay I just wasn’t sure if you could even understand it. Usually it just seems off to me that people write messages in other languages when the wiki is for simple english. Looking back I probably should have let you handle it since it was your talk page not mine. Thank you for taking this up with me. Examknowtalk 18:16, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

You re-broke both of the links I fixed reverting my edit[change source]

A+ job — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dkkicks (talkcontribs)

@Dkkicks: Not sure what youre talking about but okay. Examknowtalk 20:45, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Terry Crews[change source]

I don't find it funny that you reverted my edit re. T-Money. I'm just saying he made money playing T-Money, and those are the facts. - 2600:1702:31B0:9CE0:722A:D5FF:FE5F:7FD2 (talk) 13:50, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Manx pound[change source]

Hello Examknow, I'm sorry if you classify my changes to "Manx pound" as "not helpful". I simply corrected the strange sort order of coins and banknotes in the article and added the £5 coin. (£5 is really available in different versions on Isle of Man - I can send you pictures of it.) Also, I have added a link to the banknotes currently in circulation on the Isle of Man. For me it looks like a useful supplement that illustrates the article. I really do not understand why these changes should be so bad. Best regards, (talk) 20:20, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Quick things to catch you up on some things[change source]

1. Anybody who denounces Vermont or Antandrus as bad people should be blocked, they're a known LTA. 2. Welcome back! --Derpdart56 (talk) 23:03, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

@Derpdart56: Thank you for the nice welcome back. I already know that Vermont is good as I know him from IRC (feel free to join anytime). If there is anything else, please let me know ;). --Examknowtalk 23:07, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
No problem. It's nice to have another editor. --Derpdart56 (talk) 23:10, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Vermont's good? That's news to me! Vermont (talk) 01:03, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Explaining why I made the warn templates[change source]

Okay: here is the reason why I made the warn templates myself. It is because I wanted to make my own warn templates myself, just like Chenzw did with his(?) bot, ChenzwBot. You told me they were already made and to see WP:UW, but I wanted to make sure my warn templates are substituted. Anyway, that's it. CentralTime301 (📱, 📝) 01:01, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

@CentralTime301: you should only be using approved warning templates. @Chenzw created his own warning templates that were pretty much the exact same but they just stated they were from a bot. --Examknowtalk 01:04, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
@Examknow: I had left a message on Chenzw's talk page explaining the same reason about this and why it got me inspired by the warnings sent to vandals by his bot, ChenzwBot. Signed in regards, CentralTime301 (📱, 📝) 01:11, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
@CentralTime301: I know I left a comment there as well --Examknowtalk 01:12, 7 December 2019 (UTC)