User talk:Ottawahitech

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Welcome[change source]

Hello, Ottawahitech, and welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia! Thank you for your changes.

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Good luck and happy changing! Osiris (talk) 04:06, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Hello. You are most sincerely welcome to be bold and contribute, but your additions need to meet our criteria for inclusion. You should first ask yourself whether you'd expect to find the article in a factual reference work. As the guideline says: "We do have rules, but the best way to learn them is to start writing and talk to other Wikipedians." Meaning that the quickest way to learn about writing an encyclopaedia is to make a start and learn from first-hand experience. Osiris (talk) 06:17, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

RfD nomination of If the United States goes over the Fiscal cliff[change source]

An editor has requested deletion of If the United States goes over the Fiscal cliff, an article you created. We appreciate your changes, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article meets Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

Please comment on the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Requests for deletion/Requests/2012/If the United States goes over the Fiscal cliff and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~).

You may also change the article during the discussion to address the nominator's concerns. But you should not remove the requests for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you very much. Osiris (talk) 04:06, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

October 2017[change source]

Hello! Thank you for creating Category:Turkish Nobel Prize winners. 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) 07:56, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Ottawahitech! Here at Simple English Wikipedia we use the section heading "Related pages" instead of English Wikipedia's "See also". This makes it simpler and easier to read. Please remember to use "Related pages" in articles in the future. Thank you for your help! --Auntof6 (talk) 16:12, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Women's history month[change source]

I have deleted your article at Women's History Month because it is too complex for Simple English Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:How to copy from another Wikipedia for information about how to bring content from another Wikipedia to here. Only (talk) 15:27, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

@Only: Thanks for explaining. I already wrote another (simplified) version of this article before seeing this message on my talk-page. I will try to read Wikipedia:How to copy from another Wikipedia as soon as I can. Thank you. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:48, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
Note: I just read Wikipedia:Deletion_policy#QD A3 (the rationale used for deleting my previous version of this article) and I see that I should have added template:simplifying to the text. I did not know that. Ottawahitech (talk) 16:12, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan[change source]

Hi Ottawahitech

Just look at the article on the English Wikipedia: en:Venkatraman Ramakrishnan.

Wwikix (talk) 16:48, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick response, Wwikix. I tried to find the source on the English wikipedia, but I cannot find it. Can you help? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 17:02, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
According to the article on the English Wikipedia he is working in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics (see the template). A lot of sources of his scientific activities have been given in the article. Wwikix (talk) 17:23, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi Wwikix, Yes I know the en.wikipeida has tons of refs. Thanks for trying to help to locate the specific source neccessary to show that Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is a American-British biophysicist. I have placed a Reference necessary template on this article to remind us we need to find a specific ref.

Category:Austrian Nobel Prize winners[change source]

@ Wwikix, Also, I noticed that you have removed {{Catmore|Austrian people|Nobel Prize}} from Category:Austrian Nobel Prize winners, and was wondering why you removed it. Since Nobel Prize winners can be organizations which should not be included in this category, I believe the template was neccessary to impart this to future editors working to categorize Austrian Nobel Prize winners. Do you disagree?

Thanks again for your help Ottawahitech (talk) 20:40, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

I replaced the (adapted) template. Wwikix (talk) 12:34, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

Continued addition of unreferenced material[change source]

@Wwikix: Do you think it is a good idea to continue adding unrefereced material to articles as you did in Charles Pedersen? If so, why? Ottawahitech (talk) 03:15, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Is the reference mentioned in the article not sufficient? Wwikix (talk) 16:24, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@Wwikix: The one reference available in the article does not support most of your changes. For example: https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charles_Pedersen&diff=next&oldid=5915510 . Ottawahitech (talk) 16:18, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
I added a reference. Wwikix (talk) 16:26, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
I don't think the reference you added supports your change. Please elaborate. Ottawahitech (talk) 17:03, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
I also noticed that when you added unreferenced material to the article you removed the inline citation that I had used to build the article originally. Ottawahitech (talk) 16:27, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

November 2017[change source]

Information.svg We like and strongly encourage helpful changes to Wikipedia, but "Predictions of Wikipedia's end" was directly copied and pasted from the main English Wikipedia. Please do not do that. Such articles are usually too complex. They need to be simplified before or immediately after being added to the Simple English Wikipedia. In addition, be sure to include attribution on the article's talk page. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 21:31, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Sorry for taking so long to respond. It is difficult to find a balance between adding content and also keeping up with talk.
Anyway, your message above seems to imply that I did not attribute Predictions of Wikipedia's end to it's em.wiki source. Is that so? Ottawahitech (talk) 17:03, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
That part of the message is just a reminder. You did attribute that article. --Auntof6 (talk) 17:20, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to reply, Auntof6. Would you be kind enough to userify Predictions of Wikipedia's end so that I may work on it in my spare time? No hurry. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 14:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Done. Article is now at User:Ottawahitech/Predictions of Wikipedia's end, and talk page is attached. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:09, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Your changes to Wikipedia:Administrators[change source]

I reverted your changes to Wikipedia:Administrators because it wasn't all accurate, and because some of it is subject to change and there should be consensus before changing this kind of Wikipedia-space page.

The part that was inaccurate was about community bans. A community ban is an indefinite block that has been imposed as a result of a community discussion. It has nothing to do with an admin being unwilling to unblock. A community ban can be lifted only as a result of another community discussion. Another type of ban, a topic ban, can be imposed by an admin without community discussion.

Detail about blocks and bans is actually better at Wikipedia:Blocks and bans anyway. --Auntof6 (talk) 09:50, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Did I do something wrong? I am asking because I thought the convention was to discuss such reverts on the article's talk page. See:Wikipedia_talk:Administrators#Blocking_users:_Is_the_section_out_of_date? Ottawahitech (talk) 11:10, 26 December 2017 (UTC)