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January 2019[edit]

Hello, I'm Oshwah. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Marc Yaffee, but you didn't provide a source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation to a reliable source and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:53, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

I messed up...[edit]

Hi there! So... I just realized that instead of only reverting this edit you made to Marc Yaffee, I accidentally reverted all of your changes made there. Please accept my apologies for this; I've modified the article and restored your other edits (minus the small edit in concern linked above). Please let me know if you have questions or concerns and I'll be happy to make sure they're addressed. Thanks, and sorry about that! Best - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:24, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

I was pretty dissapointed that I wasted so much time.[edit]

I'm glad it wasn't all a waste of time. It really bummed me out so I'm glad you saw that and reverted it.

Also, I just removed the incorrect info that you changed back. Better to have no info than to have the wrong info there. Again I tried to fix this but you changed it back to the wrong thing.

Thank you.

Halfire10, I'm very sorry for letting that happen! It was by mistake and was not my intent at all. The only concern I had with your edits was where you modified the ethnicity and heritage of the article subject's adoptive parents. They were changed from what was published previously and to something completely different. When other editors see changes like that and without any source being cited in-line, it will cause them concern. I'm happy to see that you were notified of my follow-up message. Please know that my user talk page is always open to you should you run into any questions or need help - you are welcome to message me any time you need or want to. Again, I welcome you to Wikipedia, and I hope you decide to stick around for awhile. :-) Best - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:35, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

I was the one who added the part you changed it back to[edit]

I had found the wrong info and posted it in one of my original edits and then noticed I had posted the wrong ethnicity. It was in reference to a joke he made and not his actual heritage which was what I changed it to after I realized that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Halfire101 (talkcontribs) 08:39, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

No worries; as long as the information is correct - that's all I care about. :-) Cheers - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 08:41, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

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16:02, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia and copyright[edit]

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Thanks for the info[edit]

Thank you for the explination. Halfire101 (talk) 01:27, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Your thread has been archived[edit]

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Regarding your question on my talk page, I use HotCat to make categorization easier. Follow the instructions there on how to enable it in your browser. IntoThinAir (talk) 23:45, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Much appreciated. Will do.

An extended welcome[edit]

Hi Halfire101. Welcome to Wikipedia. I've added a welcome message to the top of this page that gives a great deal of information about Wikipedia. I hope you find it useful.

Additionally, I hope you don't mind if I share some of my thoughts on starting out as a new editor on Wikipedia: If I could get editors in your situation to follow just one piece of advice, it would be this: Learn Wikipedia by working only on non-contentious topics until you have a feel for the normal editing process and the policies that usually come up when editing casually. You'll find editing to be fun, easy, and rewarding. The rare disputes are resolved quickly and easily.

Working on biographical information about living persons is far more difficult. Wikipedia's Biographies of living persons policy requires strict adherence to multiple content policies, and applies to all information about living persons including talk pages.

If you have a relationship with the topics you want to edit, then you will need to review Wikipedia's Conflict of interest policy, which may require you to disclose your relationship and restrict your editing depending upon how you are affiliated with the subject matter. Regardless, editing in a manner that promotes an entity or viewpoint over others can appear to be detrimental to the purpose of Wikipedia and the neutrality required in articles.

Some topic areas within Wikipedia have special editing restrictions that apply to all editors. It's best to avoid these topics until you are extremely familiar with all relevant policies and guidelines.

I hope you find some useful information in all this, and welcome again. --Ronz (talk) 21:18, 4 March 2019 (UTC)