User talk:ImprovedWikiImprovment/Archive 2019

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About Peng Kang Hill station (simple English)

I beg to pardon. You said the article was a near carbon copy. Carbon copy of what? I will be frank. It's not a carbon copy. Allkayloh (talk) 00:02, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

The closest resemblance is the standard English version of the Peng Kang Hill station page. Allkayloh (talk) 00:03, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

@Allkayloh: My apologies; I made a mistake. IWI (chat) 00:06, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
@Only: (tps) As someone who had simplify a enwp train station article Sembawang MRT station, I will like to say that IWI tagging of A3 isn't too off. The sentences are really complex and currently, there isn't any work. It looks quite like the enwp article, so could you consider an A3. I can help to simplify, but the station itself lacks notabilty currently also, but not so close to A4. Can you advice us what to do, thanks. Just to note there isn't proper attribution also. --Cohaf (talk) 15:13, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
I don’t have time to look at this further today so you’re always welcome one to ask another admin to look at it. But I declined it because the user had been working on it over the course of 10-15 minutes and had just edited it 3 minutes prior to the QD tag. I think that my declining it to allow the user to continue to work on it was more than reasonable. Only (talk) 15:32, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
@Only:I understand your point but the user stop editing after that tag was slapped. I personally will wait for a little while longer, say 30 minutes or so. Thanks for your input and I think I'll QD it again. Regards, --Cohaf (talk) 16:05, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Category:February 2019 events

I saw your edit summary for the creation of this category. It now has three entries, so it's fine now, but two entries is too few for most categories. See Wikipedia:Categories#Is there a need for the new category? for the guideline on this. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:12, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Guidelines aren’t to die by. There were going to be more articles to add to it, obviously and that’s what I meant. Your intentions are good and I respect that. IWI (chat) 22:06, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

March 2019

Hi, I am Rectify 54. Just to let them know that Wikipedia has more articles per website. Please, check and remind us. Thank you. Rectify 54 (talk) 19:05, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

@Rectify 54: I don’t understand what you have said. IWI (chat) 19:06, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

I edit pages for the right sentence for paragraphs. Rectify 54 (talk) 19:08, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

@Rectify: I’m really sorry but I still don’t understand. IWI (chat) 19:09, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

September 11 attacks

Hi, IWI. I was looking at your changes to September 11 attacks. Please be sure to use simple language and simple sentence structure in your changes. You added or created sentences that could be divided. Also, if you add a piece of information, include a reference. If it's something that you personally know (such as the second WTC impact being broadcast live), that's what Wikipedia calls original research and it's not allowed.

Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:55, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: I’ll be sure to use enwiki’s sources. I don’t know what other words to use without change it the meaning entirely though. IWI (chat) 00:59, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
If you want to give me specific examples, I can try to help with that. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:01, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Use past participle in passive voice construction

See comment in talk page of: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:British_Columbia

The "copying" problem

It is true that I copied the English Wikipedia, but I DID simplify the contents. Just check it out. A planetree leaf (talk) 14:11, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

As a foreigner I do believe that the content is simple enough to read.A planetree leaf (talk) 14:14, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

It would be great if you can help make the content even more simple. I will add something like "simplified from the English Wikipedia" next time I copy something from the English Wikipedia. A planetree leaf (talk) 14:30, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

A3

Just wanted to let you know as you may not have realized. Just being the same as what is on en.wiki does not meet A3. If the text that was brought over was already simple it is completely legitimate. They do still need to say they copied it from there. And if I were you I would just remind them of that in the future. I have attributed the ones you just put up for speedy as they were almost all simple enough. -DJSasso (talk) 14:11, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

@Djsasso: Understood. IWI (chat) 14:52, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

User:IWI

I completely get where you're getting at with these edits - it might be problematic on the other hand as there is a user under that name already. Do you have plans to usurp it? Hiàn (talk) 16:57, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

I've deleted them since they're non-existent users and there is someone else there who could, in theory, utilize that page. If you usurp it, that'll be fine to make the redirect as a doppelganger. Only (talk) 17:33, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
@Only: That user has never made an edit and it is abandoned. I may be being stupid but how do I usurp. I certainly do not want to change the name of this account. IWI (chat) 19:44, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
You’d have to make a dummy account that the stewards would move to the new username. I don’t know if they’d allow that for the purposes of a doppelgänger though. Only (talk) 20:59, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
@Only: I don’t think so either. It’s not a big deal for me anyway. IWI (chat) 21:17, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Ketone Category

Hello! Thank you for creating Category:Ketones. However, we normally need at least three pages in a category before it is created. Because categories are a way to group together similar articles, there is no need to create a new category for just one or two articles. If you think there might be more pages to add to the new category, please add them now. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 01:08, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: I planned to create ketone articles later. I've just created butanone, so I have sufficiently populated it. IWI (chat) 16:00, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Sounds good. As you know, though, we have a three-entry rule. Please wait until there are already three articles before creating a category.
Besides that, I changed a lot of articles that you overcategorized. Please don't categorize things in more than one place in a branch of the category tree. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:04, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
I will pay closer attention to the tree in the future, which I oversighted. What happened was I made the Category with the intention of immediateley creating ketone articles, but then became preoccupied. In future, I will create the category when there are three to add. Thanks for your help, Auntof6. Your input both here and the project overall is greatly appreciated, sometimes I wonder how this wiki would get on without you. IWI (chat) 19:43, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Question: Why is not possible index user page?

Hi. I found the option by looking in the visual editor. What is the reason for not being able to index the user page? Thank you.

(Bgmaster (talk) 22:21, 13 March 2019 (UTC))

(talk page stalker) @Bgmaster: The purpose of indexing a page is to have its contents show up in web searches. None of the things allowed on user pages need to show up in web searches. If you want the personal information on your user page to show up in web searches, that indicates that you are using Wikipedia as a web host, which is not allowed. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:13, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
@Bgmaster: Just saw this. Yeah, what ^ they said. IWI (chat) 15:43, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Movies banned in China

Please stop striking out other users' comments, even if the user is a sockpuppet. If you think it's necessary, you can bring things to the closing admin's attention by adding a comment after the text you think is a problem. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:48, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Very well. IWI (chat) 21:35, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

2019 Utrecht shooting

It remains unclear until now, but there is also the possibility the attack was caused by a broken relationship instead of being a terrorist attack. I have been following it this afternoon on Dutch sites. Several witnesses claim he went especially for a woman, and deliberately tried to shoot the people trying to help her after that. But those witnesses all agree on one thing: they heard someone calling "Allahoe Akhbar". We just have to wait and see. Maasje (talk) 16:39, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

@Maasje: We'll follow official reports for now. Do you speak Dutch? IWI (chat) 16:42, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, but even Dutch authorities are not very sure about his motivation behind the crime at this moment. But the guy they are looking for certainly is no saint. Since 2012 he has been accused of rape, violence, theft, burglary and firing a weapon. "100 procent zekerheid hebben we nog niet. Het zou ook kunnen dat het in relationele sfeer is." translated: "We don't have 100% certainty. It could also be relational" and "Het is niet uitgesloten dat er meer verdachten zijn." translated "We cannot rule out more suspects" as I read a few minutes ago here (the official Dutch public broadcast internet channel). Maasje (talk) 16:52, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
@Maasje: Well, I guessed he was no saint; he killed 3 people. I wouldn’t be against you correcting it, as long as you add those sources. IWI (chat) 16:54, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
If I have time and more hard-needed facts I'll try to look into it tomorrow. By the way, additional info (but I don't know how reliable) I found here. Even more fun! Seems that Dutch police locked him up a few years ago for "having relationships with IS" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant) and a local businessman over there stated he fought in Chechnya. I'll just have to wait for facts. Maasje (talk) 17:08, 18 March 2019 (UTC)