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Adding tags[change source]

I've noticed you've been adding a lot of tags to many articles. Please ensure you are placing the {{citation needed}} tag after the period on the article. Not doing so is creating more work for other editors to clean up after you. Or better still, why don't you find the references to add to the article yourself? Operator873talkconnect 21:35, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Well noted user:Operator873. I have seen most articles here are unreferenced and some have remained like that for months if it's not since their creation. I have in instances placed the [source?] tags. However, your notification is well noted for future instances. Best regards

MyPeople76 (talk) 21:41, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

New Articles[change source]

Great work on the articles you've been working on, and I really appreciate your contributions! I decided to suggest you look at WP:CITE for information how to format your references that you're adding. There's also some handy tools listed on that page that will help you format them. I'm here to help! Please feel free to leave me a message on my talk page to ask any questions. Or you can type {{ping|Operator873}} followed by your message here on your talk page. Operator873talkconnect 07:12, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

@Operator873: thank you, it is well noted. Will do so. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 07:38, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Barneys New York[change source]

Hello, Just for your info. I did not create a blank article, I created a stub on a notable company which is totally acceptable. Check the history or check this. Milo did not nominate it for deletion because it was blank, his reason for deletion was notability. Then I blanked the article, I have full right to do so as I am sole contributor to the article, check Quick Deletion criteria no. 7. Then you added content to the article with references, so I withdrew my nominations. Check your facts and guidelines mate. Bredclads (talk) 10:31, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

  • I found it tagged on QD. Then I made a quick Google search to gather facts and sources about the company. I found New York Times source which I then added. My problem was you removing the QD tag set by user:MiloDenn, instead you should have put the {{Wait}} tag under the QD one. Nonetheless, I see user:Auntof6 took it down. Try to give it next more content next time should you wish to. Kind regards MyPeople76 (talk) 10:46, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Please be aware that having sources is not what shows notability. The thing that shows notability is statements that claim notability. Those statements should have sources, but it is the statements that show notability: the sources are there to verify what was said. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:54, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Its well noted. I checked up the company and found those which I added. Nonetheless, thank you for the rectification. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 10:58, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
  • @Bredclads: My reasoning was pretty much along the lines of User:Auntof6: while it may be a notable store in real life, there were absolutely no claims of notability in the article, so therefore I was correct in using that QD template. Secondly, your (User:Bretclads) claim that you can blank an article since you were the only contributor is nonsense: you do not "own" articles, and blanking it amounts to vandalism. Thirdly, just a point for User:MyPeople76: there is a template for when someone removes a QD template. It's {{uw-qd}}. Anyway, I hope that clears up my side of events! Milo, Talk, Contribs 17:13, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
@MiloDenn:, Why is it a nonsense? Per WP:QD author can blank the page which means they want it to be deleted. The creator tried to mark it for G7 too. This is clearly the case where one should assume good faith. Per enwiki policy "if the sole author blanks a page (other than a userspace page or category page), this can be taken as a deletion request, and the blank page tagged for deletion with {{Db-blanked}} (see G7)." Thanks-BRP ever 23:18, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
The simple wiki criteria for G7 says that the page can be deleted only if it was "created as a mistake". Since it clearly wasn't created by mistake, they aren't really eligible to use it. Also as far as I know (and I may have got this wrong because I haven't seen the revision history and it's gone now: if this is the case and he did mark it for G7 then the following doesn't apply), User:Bretclads didn't place a G7 template on the page. If he didn't then it is against policy, since it's simply removing a QD template and content blanking. Anyway, I don't think there's too much point worrying about it: it's deleted now and this discussion isn't going to achieve much. Milo, Talk, Contribs 08:07, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't think there is a way to know(for us) if it was created by a mistake or not but since we don't have a written policy for blanking and removal of QD at the same time I think the policy of enwiki can be used. And I don't think that every user from other wikis will be familiar with the QD procedure of simple to place the tag accurately. So I think in such cases we should simply mark the page for G7 respecting the opinion of the author.-BRP ever 10:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

commissioned to made[change source]

For what particular reason was commissioned changed to made?

Angela Maureen (talk) 11:43, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello user:September 1988, I thought commissioned was a complex word to be used on Simple English. I have thus changed made to appointed which is more simplified as compared to commissioned. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 11:48, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Adding red link for the Mayor of a small muncipality[change source]

I saw that you added a red link to the mayor of Munningden. I don't think this is neccessary since he isn't really notable: simple wiki policy says "Just being an elected local official, or an unelected candidate for political office, does not guarantee notability", and a quick search will show that he has done absolutely nothing that could be considered notable. Therefore I will be removing it. Milo, Talk, Contribs 12:35, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

  • I thought of adding a red links as a means for Wikipedia users to know which pages are not presently on this wiki and for editors to know which ones need creation. However, your message is well noted. Best regards MyPeople76 (talk) 12:39, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry it took me so long to see this (it does help if you ping me or leave a message on my talk page). That is the point of them, but my point is that this article shouldn’t be created ever since it doesn’t meet notability requirements: therefore there is no point putting a link to it since it will never be created? Hope that helps, Milo, Talk, Contribs 16:00, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Alright user:MiloDenn many thanks for the rectification. I hope you are well. Haven't seen you on here since Monday MyPeople76 (talk) 16:05, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
Away on holiday, so I probably won’t be active for the next two weeks or so. Milo, Talk, Contribs 16:16, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I noticed the slight absence. Alright, enjoy your holiday and best wishes MyPeople76 (talk) 16:20, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

User Warnings[change source]

If you are going to add warnings or welcome's to user pages, please ensure you are doing so on their Talk page. Their user page should only be edited by them. Operator873talkconnect 02:21, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, as always. I just noticed that. Let me go rectify it. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 02:28, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Red links[change source]

Simple English Wikipedia is a lot different from English Wikipedia. We like red links here. Well, we don't like them... but we keep them so articles are encouraged to be built. You're doing a great job and I look forward to working with you on something soon. But for now, please leave the red links. Operator873talkconnect 04:49, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks user:Operator873. It's well noted, I thought of letting the articles look clean. But it well noted MyPeople76 (talk) 04:51, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

New articles[change source]

When you create an article, please be sure to include something to indicate why the subject is notable. In articles about books, it is not enough just to say what the book is about. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:50, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Alright thanks you. I also noticed you took down, Dambisa Moyo. What could have been wrong in its tone? MyPeople76 (talk) 04:53, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
There was nothing wrong with the tone. The problem was that it didn't show notability. Being an economist or author, or writing a lot about a subject do not make a person notable. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:34, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Very helpful. Can I rewrite it and show WP:Notability in the article and perhaps do so in my sandbox for your review. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 05:46, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Do you have a copy of it, or do you need it restored to your sandbox? If you'd like it restored, please say where you would like it. --Auntof6 (talk) 08:00, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
You can restore them in my sandbox. I don't think I have it anylonger. I usually save my created articles as drafts in my emails but I can't seem to see it anylonger. I also want to improve Joseph C Kalimbwe C and Dead Aid. I would appreciate if you restore the three Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid and Joseph C Kalimbwe in my sandbox so I can improve them as much as possible over the next hour/s. I had asked Macdonald also for help on Mpumalanga two days ago as I needed to have it given written Mpumalanga Province. See its Mpumalanga talk for a request and if can be done. Thank your for your warmly welcoming me here MyPeople76 (talk) 08:17, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
That's what I was asking: exactly where do you want them? "My sandbox" is a general term that usually means "somewhere in my user space": I can't restore them all to the same place. I could give them the names of the articles, or I could put them under sandbox1, sandbox2, etc.
As for Mpumalanga, it can be moved to Mpumalanga Province. Most users are able to do that themselves. However, now that there's a redirect at the province name, it might require an admin. Let me know if you'd like that moved. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:42, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Alright, think it's best if you restore the three of them all under sandbox1, 2 and 3 or even here on my user by giving them their names. Thats equally fine with me so I can begin to radically improve, redo them and let you review after my completion. On Mpumalanga I think it is fine now that it was made a redirect. It can remain as it. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 19:07, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Can I be assisted in having the above in my sandbox at this time? MyPeople76 (talk) 17:33, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
user:Vermont I am notifying you on this conversation so you could help as Auntof6 isn't having a devise that could easily assist in this regard as I want to make necessary changes to these articles. If then be restored into three sandboxes for me to improve them. Kind regards MyPeople76 (talk) 19:32, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
I have moved them to User:MyPeople76/sandbox/Dambisa Moyo, User:MyPeople76/sandbox/Dead Aid, and User:MyPeople76/sandbox/Joseph C Kalimbwe. If there's anything else, please ping me or contact me on my talk page. Vermont (talk) 19:54, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, user:Vermont. I have made significant improvements to all the three in my sandbox above. You or Auntof6 can now kindly review per changes as was advised in the conversation above. Best regards MyPeople76 (talk) 23:16, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

My comments in the content:

  • Joseph C Kalimbwe: I don't see notability in this one.
  • Dead Aid: Being a New York Times best seller would make it notable, but there's no reference for that.
  • Dambisa Moyo: Being an executive on the two boards mentioned probably shows notability.

Other comments:

  • The references need to be formatted.
  • Infoboxes should be before any of the article text, so that they appear at the very top of the right side of the article.

--Auntof6 (talk) 23:54, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

I have improved Dead Aid and added sources claim of it being a New York Times best seller. I have also improved Joseph C Kalimbwe and added current status. I have equally improved Dambisa Moyo and added more reliable sources. Additionally, I have put the infoboxes of all the above on top and formated their references. I hope this works now. Kind regards MyPeople76 (talk) 08:13, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

References[change source]

When you include references, please format them so that the actual URL does not appear in the article. For an example of how to do that, see [ this change that I made to Lubumbashi. The only exception to this is when the reference consists of only an URL: there shouldn't be references like that, but sometimes there are. --Auntof6 (talk) 21:43, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, it's well noted indeed. I still haven't seen my three articles I requested to be restored in the sandbox/es for improvement. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 02:43, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
I haven't had a chance to do that yet. I've been working on my mobile device today, and it's harder to do certain things on that. It's on my list, but maybe another admin will see this and take care of it before I can. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:06, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Alright, I will really appreciate MyPeople76 (talk) 06:28, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Unblock[change source]

Hello user:Djsasso I submit this to request you unblock me. I left a message on your talk and the next thing you did was block me for a sockpuppet. Allow me to make my statement as below:

  • 1. I joined this platform with OhMy and then failed to log back on after some days as I forgot my password. Thus, I created this account and in all stances, I have not violated any single right - all my edits and created articles have been in good faith.
  • 2. My fault could have been forgetting my password to my last one but I have done everything in good faith. Made good faith contributions, made significant article creations and never got in any exchange with any editor. To block me as a sockpuppert after greeting you on your talk (because i was enquiring about moving a page I was editing) without having to warn me, that's if at all I screwed up, or doesn't help much.
  • 3. I acknowledge having forget passwords and having created this account. But I never created another account as a means to violent or make harmful contributions to Wikipedia. I have always tried to better myself as a Wikipedian; in my edits and my contributions. I feel I have a good track record since I abandoned my previous account and even on it, I never did any bad faith edits. Do check the records and evidence.

In this vain, I also would like to tag the editors with whom I have received assistance from and made this platform better since joining in order for you all to view my concern as I feel, in same way unfairly done by this decision to block me user:Auntof6, user:Vermont, user:Macdonald-ross, user:Operator873, user:MiloDenn.

  • 5. Therefore, I hope you attend my unblock request and all my above stated in order and allow me to continue being a part of this. Best regards MyPeople76 (talk) 17:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • I would note that you did not just do it once. You are over 10 accounts at this point and you keep being blocked for it both here and at English Wikipedia. So this isn't a case of forgetting and not understanding. -DJSasso (talk) 17:45, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
How is that, I never have been or used any of those besides the one you tagged me to in your block, one I wholeheartedly accept as having had forgotten my log. I really undone by your decision to leave me in this absolute cold for things I am no longer responsible for and considering all my efforts to do my efforts to improve this platform sending a greeting could have been wrong or engaging you as my senior. Your decision, soft as it may look is ruining the good reputation I spent countless times building in learning as much I could. To be punished over things that are out of my hands, like in this case, is really unafair MyPeople76 (talk) 17:56, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
user:Djsasso please reconsider your opinion of blocking my account. I have not used the account for which you have punished me many instances. Regards MyPeople76 (talk) 12:28, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Request[change source]

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This blocked user (block log | unblock | changes) asked to be unblocked, but one or more administrators said no to this unblock request. Other administrators can also review this block, but should not unblock the user without a good reason.

Request reason: "Hello, I would like to have my editing participation back on this wiki. I acknowledge my block but I never personally wanted to have this be. I have, at least in my own honest views, been a good faith contributor and want to continue working in the areas making this platform better. I intend to continue using this account and continue playing a good role in making a great platformMyPeople76 (talk) 12:45, 16 August 2018 (UTC) Hello, I make this submission to request being my edit rights for: I acknowledge having flawed in my leaving my previous account but I did not in anyway intend to make harmful contributions and wish to continue making meaningful contributions here"

Decline reason: "You have used upwards of 10 accounts on this Wikipedia, and more on the English Wikipedia. I see no reason to unblock you. Do not make any more accounts, and after 6 months you may be able to seek a standard offer. -- Vermont (talk) 16:04, 16 August 2018 (UTC)"