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Invitation to the Wikipedia Selangor Meetup 2[edit]

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The 4th Wikipedia Malaysia Meetup will be held for the second time on Selangor, and you are invited!

→ To collaborate between Wikipedia Malaysia User Group and Sunway Group, a large corporation in Malaysia.
→ To create Wikipedia (and other Wikimedia projects)'s articles and edit/improve articles on the spot.

This meetup was initiated by Chongkian and the invitation was written and sent by NgYShung. For more information and updates, see the meetup page. If there is any enquires, feel free to discuss at the talk page. If you wish to opt-out of any future Malaysia meetup invitation, please add your name here. (Delivered: 11:46, 22 February 2017 (UTC))

Invitation to the Wikipedia Johor Meetup 2[edit]

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The 5th Wikipedia Malaysia Meetup will be held for the second time in Johor. Since it is at holiday, check it out if you have time!

This meetup was initiated by Chongkian and the invitation was written and sent by NgYShung. For more information and updates, see the meetup page. If there is any enquirers, feel free to discuss at the talk page. If you wish to opt-out of any future Malaysia meetup invitation, please add your name here. (Delivered: 03:54, 17 March 2017 (UTC))

Invitation to the Wikipedia Kuala Lumpur Meetup 2[edit]

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The 5th Wikipedia Malaysia Meetup will be held for the second time on Kuala Lumpur!

→ To talk about the past Wikimedia Conference 2017 in Germany, Creative Commons, Malay Wikipedia and the upcoming Wikipedia East, Southeast Asia & Pacific Conference 2018 in Indonesia.
→ Forming a Wikipedia Malaysia User Group, coordinating East Malaysia-related affairs and training newcomer Wikipedia editors.
→ And a lot more!

This meetup was initiated by Chongkian and the invitation was written and sent by QianCheng. For more information and updates, see the meetup page. If there is any enquires, feel free to discuss at the talk page. If you wish to opt-out of any future Malaysia meetup invitation, please remove your name here. (Delivered: 06:01, 14 April 2017 (UTC))

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

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March 2018[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm RegistryKey. I noticed that you recently removed content from Dash without adequately explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an accurate edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the removed content has been restored. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. RegistryKey(RegEdit) 07:17, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Reply on RegistryKey's talk page[edit]

Hallo there — my recent edit on Dash was a mistake — I must've removed much of the content by accident. I hope it won't happen again! JackintheBox (talk) 09:42, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Erwadi Santhanakoodu Festival[edit]

Hello! I notice that you (and Cluebot) reverted a couple of edits by an IP user on this article that I think were probably justified. Per WP:NOTDIRECTORY, it seems like the old festival schedules really shouldn't be kept around; the individual year schedules don't seem to vary much, and noting that, for instance, the "Holy Flag hoisting" took place 30 minutes later in 2016 than in 2015 doesn't seem particularly notable. As I noted on the talk page, if there are no objections I am planning to remove much of this stuff from the article. Thanks, PohranicniStraze (talk) 19:15, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

@PohranicniStraze: Hi! As the article is about an annual festival, I think you have a point. The old schedules can be removed if you believe it is redundant and no longer needed. —JackintheBox (talk) 19:25, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Please stop behaving like a welcome bot[edit]

Wikipedia deliberately does not have an automatic welcome when an account is created. Dozens if not hundreds of accounts are created every day that never make a single edit. Mass-welcoming them is a waste of time and resources that could be spent doing things that actually improve the encyclopedia. The community has rejected the idea of automatic welcomes. Beeblebrox (talk) 01:16, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

@Beeblebrox: Alright. I thought it would be a good idea to welcome all accounts created on the English Wikipedia (not automatically created, as they might have come from other Wikipedias) to encourage them to make useful contributions and discourage vandalism by providing some useful links. Next time I will just welcome new users who have already made some edits, according to the nature of their edits. —JackintheBoxTALK 04:26, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

About the recent removal[edit]

I removed that information because of recent political discussions about ageism and I spoke with the person about their page because he doesn't want to be discriminated against. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LouisGiordano (talkcontribs) 01:13, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

@LouisGiordano: I personally don't believe that including a person's birth date constitutes ageism, but anyway, thanks for the explanation. —JackintheBoxTALK 01:16, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

NPOV and reliable sources[edit]

I was just adding information that could be helpful to people I don't see an issue with that — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thehotelier123 (talkcontribs) 08:56, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Hi, please fix your signature, because it contains parser functions contrary to WP:SIG#NT. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:18, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

@Redrose64: Is this alright? JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:28, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Kind of... you're now using double small, which is bad for accessibility. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 20:21, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Hi JackintheBox,

I would like to thank you for constantly reverting the vandalism and disruptive editing done by vandals on the List of World Heritage in Danger. You're timely intervention is appreciated.


Denver| Thank you (talk) 13:22, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

@Denver20: My pleasure :) JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:23, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry Jackinhtebox[edit]

For valadalizing neil cicierega wikipedia page Sorry — Preceding unsigned comment added by Werkmklwejboq8u3g498659 (talkcontribs) 04:57, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

@Werkmklwejboq8u3g498659: OK, just try not to make unconstructive edits and add inappropriate pictures to Wikipedia. Also, remember to sign your messages on talk pages by adding four tildes (~~~~) at the end. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:01, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Discussion on National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer[edit]

Recently, I added a content to National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer, which was continuously removed by User:Vivvt, User:Kishfan and I noticed you also tried to add the superlatives. I started a discussion on the talk page Talk:National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer. I wonder whether you want to participate in it. - User talk:Sunlitsky 30 June 2018 (UTC)

Revealing usernames[edit]

When someone creates a username that apparently reveals private info, please don't post it on noticeboards. Email Oversight instead. Thanks. Home Lander (talk) 19:27, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Noted. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 19:29, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Jack in the Box[edit]

Ever eaten at Jack in the Box? It's based in San Diego, my hometown. Every time I see your username, I think of a "Jumbo Jack with cheese" and it makes me hungry! Face-smile.svg Jim1138 (talk) 23:10, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

@Jim1138: Oh no, I've never been to the United States before, but I'm thinking of holidaying there next year and would sure like to visit a Jack in the Box restaurant! (By the way, my username was inspired by the Jack-in-the-box toy)
If you are in San Diego, stop by and I'll buy you a Jumbo Jack with cheese! Ketchup is free in the US. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 09:11, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

How should I fight vandalism in my user page?[edit]

On one hand, I want to allow IP users who made good-faith mistakes to ask me questions and tell me when I make mistakes; but on the other hand, one user had created many alts and continues to vandalize my page, telling me to die, accusing me to be a black person as if that's a bad thing, calling me a kid. And it takes hours for these alts to get blocked. XYZt (talk) 06:11, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

@XYZtSpace: Yes, I am quite irritated by these people who seem to have nothing better to do than vandalise Wikipedia and make threats to users. I have added your talk page to my watchlist so if I find further disruptive edits in the future I may revert them and warn or report the vandals if necessary. The reality is that if you want to fight vandalism on Wikipedia you have to expect your own pages to be vandalised (my own talk page has been vandalised 12 times to date).
If you have any more questions feel free to leave a message on my talk page or (recommended) you could ask the question at the Wikipedia:Help desk or add the {{help me}} template on your talk page and ask your question below that template. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:23, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Rhea Butcher[edit]

Your edit to Rhea Butcher has been reverted. Per MOS:GENDERID most biographies of people using pronouns which "may come as a surprise to readers" will say so in the lede. In this case it says "Butcher uses they/them pronouns". Thanks. --ChiveFungi (talk) 13:33, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

@ChiveFungi: Alright. I had always thought they/them would be used as a plural, but thanks for the note. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 03:26, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Please add photo of colonel younus changezi[edit]

Please add photo of colonel younus changezi Rao Zeshan Ali (talk) 09:21, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

MP Official Photo Enquiry[edit]

Hi Jackinthebox,

I'm hoping you might help, I added the previous photo to Sir Peter Bottomley MP's office as this is his office's official portrait. Firstly, I was unable to format it correctly so unfortunately it did not appear correctly. However, I believe the current image is not the official portrait of the MP, but rather a photo series produced for Parliament. Sir Peter would prefer his office's official portrait be used, and if you can help me to format that correctly, I'd be incredibly grateful!


D.J.Atherton — Preceding unsigned comment added by D.j.atherton (talkcontribs) 14:38, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

@D.j.atherton: Please see my message on your talk page. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:33, 9 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi Xuanwei510 (talk) 09:38, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

@Xuanwei510: Hi, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you have read my welcome message on your talk page, and also taken note of User:Jim1138's message. I would recommend you take a look at those links provided to help you become a great contributor. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:33, 11 July 2018 (UTC)


Hey, hi! Xuanwei510 (talk) 13:17, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

Ways to improve List of regions of the United Kingdom by GRP[edit]

Hi, I'm Mahveotm. JackintheBox, thanks for creating List of regions of the United Kingdom by GRP!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. please do you care to add references!

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse.

Mahveotm (talk) 19:12, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

@Mahveotm: Hi, I'm sure you meant categories, not references! I just added a few categories to the article; I hope they are suitable! Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:58, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Definitely Jack, my bad! Thanks, Mahveotm (talk) 15:46, 17 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I disagree a bit with your use of the default edit summary in this revert. The alternative spelling with "oe" instead of "u" is used in some of the references, and seems to derive from Dutch spelling rules. Perhaps a note to the anon explaining the reversion? Thanks. --Money money tickle parsnip (talk) 08:27, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

A page you started (List of countries by cucumber production) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating List of countries by cucumber production, JackintheBox!

Wikipedia editor Xyzspaniel just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

Great work to go to all that trouble finding such data

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Ways to improve List of countries by eggplant production[edit]

Hi, I'm Enwebb. JackintheBox, thanks for creating List of countries by eggplant production!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. I loved learning about eggplant production worldwide! What a gem of an article! It would be improved by having more than one reference, though.

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Enwebb (talk) 23:41, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

A page you started (List of countries by garlic production) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating List of countries by garlic production, JackintheBox!

Wikipedia editor Bennv3771 just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

The table still says "Eggplant production" instead of garlic, in case you didn't notice.

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Bennv3771 (talk) 05:35, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

@Bennv3771: Whoops — thanks for correcting it! I'm about to add a diagram to the article soon. Cheers, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:38, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
No problem. Just wanted to let you know because I wasn't sure if you were still editing the article and didn't want to cause an edit conflict by correcting it myself. Bennv3771 (talk) 06:46, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Ways to improve List of countries by grape production[edit]

Hi, I'm Edaham. JackintheBox, thanks for creating List of countries by grape production!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. There seemed to be a typo - in the list title the word Garlic appears to have been substituted for grape. A bit more info at the top might be helpful, perhaps some general info on what kind of grapes are produced by each region. Are they wine grapes, other? Have a think about it. Edaham (talk) 05:43, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse.

@Edaham: Hi, I've just returned to editing the article after two days and followed some of your advice. I'm pretty sure it means grapes in general, as the source only states 'grapes'. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:56, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
Sure, thanks for getting back to me. I saw the progress on the article. Looks good. My recommendation was just a thought as I really know nothing about the fruit :) Just thought a bit of expansion on the lead would look good. Have a great day. Edaham (talk) 15:28, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Very nice button modification![edit]

Hey, the simplistic wheat-black contrast of the message button looks amazing! If you like to, I'll add it to the examples on Template:User_new_message_large/doc. Or feel free to do so yourself, especially if you have not been editing in the template area before. This might be a nice start for getting a feeling of Wikipedia's template namespace. For me, it was. Face-smile.svg ~ ToBeFree (talk) 18:32, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

@ToBeFree: Please do! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 09:15, 14 September 2018 (UTC)


For this edit: MOS:DASH doesn't tell us to change en dashes to em dashes. It says "... to mark divisions within a sentence ... use either unspaced em dashes or spaced en dashes ...". And MOS:VAR warns us against changing from one optional style to another for no apparent reason. Art LaPella (talk) 17:48, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Noted. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 04:11, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

A page you started (List of countries by papaya production) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating List of countries by papaya production, JackintheBox!

Wikipedia editor Newslinger just reviewed your page, and wrote this note for you:

Hi JackintheBox, thank you for contributing this list to Wikipedia!

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— Newslinger talk 13:36, 10 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi, @Jackinthebox you're welcome Gontle Galefite (talk) 16:03, 19 October 2018 (UTC)


Who are you Darrinisnothere (talk) 14:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

@Darrinisnothere: I'm just another editor on Wikipedia, and a member of the Welcoming committee! You can freely edit the sandbox page to experiment with the process of editing Wikipedia. You can also edit your personal sandbox (the Sandbox link at the top of your page) if you are logged in to your account. Cheers JACKINTHEBOXTALK 14:31, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

I have a question[edit]

Are you a “admin” on wiki Darrinisnothere (talk) 14:45, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi? Darrinisnothere (talk) 14:49, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

@Darrinisnothere: No, I am just an extended confirmed user. See Wikipedia:User access levels#Administrators and bureaucrats for information about admins. Feel free to ask me more questions on my talk page or under the {{Help me}} template! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 14:56, 30 October 2018 (UTC)


Editing is really fun I’m editing my page could you help edit Darrinisnothere (talk) 15:06, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

@Darrinisnothere: There is a lot you can do on your user page. I would recommend you adding some userboxes to your user page to tell other editors a bit about yourself/what you would like to do on Wikipedia. You can find all sorts of userboxes related to different subjects at Template:WP:UBS. You might also want to add a Babel to show what languages you speak. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:14, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
@Darrinisnothere: You could even ask these users who make userboxes upon request to make a certain userbox for you! 😀 JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:16, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

So can you help me edit[edit]

? Darrinisnothere (talk) 16:34, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Alessio Bidoli[edit]

Dear Jack, I think Alessio Bidoli's page is completely different from other version. Could I upload again without problem? It's good opportunity for an young violinist made recording for big labels as Sony and Warner. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:52, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Violinologo54 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:58, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Dear Jack, I think Alessio Bidoli's page is completely different from other version. Could I upload again without problem? It's good opportunity for an young violinist made recording for big labels as Sony and Warner. Thanks Violinologo54

(edit conflict) Hi, I believe the main body content you added was valid and acceptable. I have altered the article a bit to improve formatting. Cheers JACKINTHEBOXTALK 20:05, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
@Violinologo54: Please make edits while logged into your account, and sign your messages on talk pages with four tildes (~~~~). Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 20:08, 7 November 2018 (UTC)


Your first language is english? You are from Malasia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chochorico (talkcontribs) 08:54, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

@Chochorico: Yes, I'm from Malaysia*, but one of my first languages is English. If you have any more questions, please feel free to add a message to my talk page! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 08:57, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


For i to be a autoconfirmed editor in wikipedia english what i need four days and ten editions?--Chochorico (talk) 10:07, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

@Chochorico: Yes, your account needs to be more than four days old and have at least 10 edits to be autoconfirmed. Please see WP:AUTOCONFIRM for more info. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:09, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Rollback granted[edit]

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Hi JackintheBox. After reviewing your request for "rollbacker", I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! Mz7 (talk) 08:36, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

World's Ugliest Dog Contest[edit]

Hello JackintheBox,

I got a message from you stating that my edit for the "World's Ugliest Dog Contest" was removed for "not being constructive." I'm not sure what this means, because I only remember editing the misspelling of one of the dog's names. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

@ Hi, I must have made a mistake, as I intended to warn the user who made this edit which came right after your edit. Sorry about that! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 00:20, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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Updated article on 'Hyakuta Naoki'[edit]

Hi, JackintheBox-

Many thanks for reminding me to add sources to any changes in wiki articles. I have done as advised and will keep your advice in mind for any future editing.

-JapaneseAdultMan — Preceding unsigned comment added by JapaneseAdultMan (talkcontribs) 09:59, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:00, 20 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi there. Thanks for your anti-vandalism work. However, could you please provide an edit summary for reverts such as this one? I mean something like (Reverted edits by XXX (HG) (3.4.4)) Abelmoschus Esculentus 14:48, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

This can be done by relaunching Huggle. Abelmoschus Esculentus 14:51, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Question: Did you enable everything in your bot's Special:BotPasswords? Especially the "Edit your user CSS/JSON/JavaScript" one since you need to give access to the bot to perform the specific functions. I don't see User:JackintheBox/huggle.yaml.js is created. Abelmoschus Esculentus 15:05, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
Seems it is created already. I think removing the following lines should fix the problem Abelmoschus Esculentus 15:08, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
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@Abelmoschus Esculentus: Hi, I've just started using Huggle and am still learning its features. I just removed the three lines you suggested above from User:JackintheBox/huggle.yaml.js and relaunched the programme, and it now seems to be providing edit summaries for reverts as you mentioned above. Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:20, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
You’re welcome. Happy Huggling. Abelmoschus Esculentus 15:23, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

RE: Edit to Far-left politics in the United Kingdom[edit]


Responding as per your message re. the above edit. I did explain this edit as follows: "duplicates info already in the attached Template:UK far left." Just to add: this is a very long and completely unnecessary list of wikilinks to which adds nothing to the main article given that the exact same links are in the attached template, and arguably detracts from the article by making it unwieldy and less readable. It would make the article more user-friendly to remove the list.

Regards, RT — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rhodetripp (talkcontribs) 11:38, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't notice your edit summary when I reverted it. Thanks for the explanation. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:06, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Reply to your message[edit]

Thanks for welcoming me. So I was intrigued at how my edits violated anything. I read the rules many times, but my goal was that synopsises for any of the LNs beyond the 3 which were released, only exist in Japanese on Japanese sites. Since I've read up to a certain point, I intended to provide short synopsises so those interested can get a feel for what happens, as again, its hard to find info so I wanted at least short synopsises available. However, Wikipedia articles shouldn't be too cluttered and since there was an Episode list for the anime, I intended to create an LN list article so this page would not be too full (it probably appeared I was removing a bunch of info but that was to move it to the list article). I hope you understand and I'd greatly appreciate it if you could get back to me. Thank you again.ImagineRejector (talk) 16:14, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

@ImagineRejector: Hi, the edit I was referring to is this one which I reverted, as it contained a future date. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 16:20, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Ahh. I see. I've seen articles mention a series would have something in the future. But I see where you're coming from. Sorry, thanks for helping me out. Enjoy the rest of your day.ImagineRejector (talk) 16:24, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

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Mz7 (talk) 19:19, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

User:SIlmIllftard 00iiiioioiiio[edit]

Thanks for taking care of that problem. I really Appreciate it and also I was really trying to help him to be a better user. I’m gonna be honest I hated his attitude towards me and I didn’t know how to handle it. Thank you very much. That block has made my day. Cheers A.R.M. 13:07, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

@ARMcgrath: No worries. By the way, I've found you are interested in World Wars I and II, photography, and a fan of Karen Carpenter, just like me! Cheers JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:26, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Hey what do you know what a coincidence lol A.R.M. 13:33, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

1993 Bombay Bombings[edit]

The information which I'd edited is totally correct. I've done a deep research on it. Indian news channels like ABP news provide a bit wrong information. If you don't believe then please read S.Hussain Zaidi's book "Black Friday". He believes that the blasts occurred between 1:28 PM to 3:35 PM not 1:30 PM to 3:40 PM. Moreover BBC says that 800 dead not 257 and I've an objection of 'locations attacked' in article. The blasts of Worli, passport office and century bazaar are the same and two blasts aren't mentioned. V.i.z Hotel Airport centaur and Shiv sena bhavan. The blast of Mandvi masjid hadn't occurred but just created by CM Sharad Pawar to prevent communal hue. The locations attacked are not presented in chronological order. I believe on my and Mr. Zaidi's authentic research.

So please let me edit! Gururaj Wackchaure (talk) 08:04, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

@Gururaj Wackchaure: Hi, the sources that are cited in the article mentioned that the number of deaths was 257, and that the blasts occurred between 1:30 to 3:40 pm. These statistics had not changed since the article was created in 2004, so please do not change them randomly without an edit summary. If you want to change the numbers to this long-established information, please cite reliable sources to support and verify your changes. Also, please note that Wikipedia articles must not contain original research. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:05, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

1993 Bombay blasts[edit]

Its obviously a reliable source whole India knows a film named black Friday in hindi also has made on it in 2004 and many well known artists have acted in it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gururaj Wackchaure (talkcontribs) 16:58, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

A film (and its plot) is not a reliable source to support what happened in an real-life incident. Anyway, above you mentioned a book named 'Black Friday', and now you are talking about a film of that name. If you believe your book is a better source than the current sources in that article, and you have read the Books section on Wikipedia:Citing sources so you know to cite it properly, you could start a discussion on the article talk page on whether to add the source and change the information in the article according to the book, or not. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 17:51, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
@Gururaj Wackchaure: I might also recommend asking your question on Wikipedia:Help desk, so you could get help from (more) experienced editors. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 17:53, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Also, please remember to sign your messages with four tildes at the end (~~~~). Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 17:56, 27 November 2018 (UTC)


Hello, could you please help me to add HDI data for Regions of Italy, NUTS statistical regions of the United Kingdom, States of Germany and U.S. States. I just don't get how to add the HDI values in these Articles.--Afus199620 (talk) 08:05, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

@Afus199620: OK I will try soon. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:26, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User talk:Mmaribakaye[edit]

A tag has been placed on User talk:Mmaribakaye requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section U5 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to consist of writings, information, discussions, and/or activities not closely related to Wikipedia's goals. Please note that Wikipedia is not a free web hosting service. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such pages may be deleted at any time.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Widefox; talk 14:30, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

irony-- Dlohcierekim (talk) 14:46, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Hi, I am contesting this nomination as I do not see anything on that page that matches Criterion U5. I merely created it with a welcome template. Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:33, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
I think the intention was to nominate the userpage, not the talkpage. The userpage has now been deleted. MPS1992 (talk) 11:59, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Understood. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:02, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

hi jack[edit]

hey cat — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:39, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@ – Hi, regarding your edit to Lucifer (film), please see Wikipedia:Verifiability. Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:42, 11 December 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for welcoming me I very appreciate it Breakroute (talk) 14:13, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

@Breakroute: Hi! What would you like to do on Wikipedia (there's just so much you could possibly do – see the links I provided in my message). I personally do a great variety of things here (yes, a huge variety). I believe you might be interested in joining WikiProject Ireland or WikiProject Aviation! Cheers, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 14:21, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello JackintheBox, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

Katniss May the odds be ever in your favor 16:59, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

@KatnissEverdeen: Thanks! I was on holiday in Singapore since December 18th until yesterday and just saw your message. Happy (belated) Christmas! Face-smile.svg JACKINTHEBOXTALK 07:19, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Y'all be blessed[edit]

Hi #Jackinthebox thanks for that but I don't thanks for that but I don't celebrate Christmas at all thanks for that but I don't celebrate Christmas at all and I hope you and your family had a lovely one. Anyway God be with you and your family. Gontle Galefite (talk) 11:12, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! You too![edit]

Thank you so much! I don't know what else to say, I have a lot I'd more than love to say, but I've been very busy and had a lot on my mind recently so I don't know if I'm in the right mind to word this the way I want. I'll still try my best anyway! I hope you enjoyed your holiday, were surrounded by prosperity, blessings, gifts, and success, and got to spend fun time with your family (may they be prosperous and blessed as well). I'm more than happy you could find the time to share such good words. In the very little time I've known you, you've shown yourself to be a great man with a kind heart, a man I am graced to be acquainted with and, one I hope and strive to be like! May 2019 be a phenomenal year for you, even better than this year hopefully was! May you and those you love have a happy new year! Keep doing what you do! Enjoy the rest of this hectic Holiday season! ImagineRejector (talk) 18:33, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Flickr photo[edit]

I have a photo from Flickr I have intentions of uploading should the photo say it’s safe and public. Should I upload it or not. A.R.M. 00:33, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

@ARMcgrath: If the photo was created/taken by you, you can upload it to Wikimedia Commons and select 'own work'. If not, please see Wikipedia:Uploading images and Wikipedia:Upload/Flickr to determine whether you should upload it or not. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 07:38, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey again am I able to upload a photo from loudwire under non-free use. And fair use A.R.M. 22:56, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

@ARMcgrath: Loudwire? I should not think so. All files you upload must be 'own work', or otherwise have acceptable licences for use on Wikipedia. See Commons:Licensing. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 11:08, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Tristan da Cunha[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Tristan da Cunha you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Bryanrutherford0 -- Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 19:01, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Alright, I've completed a first review; I've done a lot of work on the article today, but there are remaining issues that needs to be addressed to get it to the GA standard. Just crossposting here to make sure you know it's been reviewed; looking forward to your reply! -Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 23:25, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Tristan da Cunha[edit]

The article Tristan da Cunha you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Tristan da Cunha for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Bryanrutherford0 -- Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 01:01, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

Snowman icon.png

Happy New Year!

Hello JackintheBox: Thanks for all of your contributions to Wikipedia, and have a great New Year! Cheers, Abelmoschus Esculentus talk / contribs 05:44, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year snowman}} to people's talk pages with a friendly message.

@Abelmoschus Esculentus: Thanks and you too! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 07:55, 1 January 2019 (UTC)


I can't remember where and how we have previously interacted, but thank you for the Christmas / New Year greetings. --Money money tickle parsnip (talk) 13:40, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

@Money money tickle parsnip: You've previously helped me out here. Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:42, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Ah okay. In any case, happy new year to you also. --Money money tickle parsnip (talk) 13:43, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
@Money money tickle parsnip: Dank u JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:51, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Shrihari Sathe[edit]

Thank you for the edit. Can you please help get the draft approved ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:18, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

I did add reliable source of news article — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiexpert1234567 (talkcontribs) 10:13, 7 January 2019 (UTC)


File:Orologio rosso or File:Orologio verde DOT SVG (red clock or green clock icon, from Wikimedia Commons)
This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

JackintheBox (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))

Request reason:

Caught by a web host block. My IP address is JACKINTHEBOXTALK 04:55, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Confirmed proxy. You'll need to disable your use of the proxy if you wish to edit here. Yamla (talk) 11:36, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Is softlayer your ISP? If not, have you recently installed a VPN, Proxy, or anonymizing app? What changed in the last couple hours when you were able to edit last? SQLQuery me! 06:18, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
@SQL: I am currently using my school's WiFi. Previously I was using my HotSpot. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:32, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I'm at home now, so I can edit again. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 09:03, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Tristan da Cunha[edit]

The article Tristan da Cunha you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Tristan da Cunha for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Bryanrutherford0 -- Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 04:41, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Well, my edit here you noted, is quite trivial. I was cleaning up GA-candidates, but usually would have skipped such changes that are irrelevant. So consider me saving this a "typo"-like mistake. -DePiep (talk) 09:50, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Ah, but you see I have OCD (I actually do). JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:11, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

NZ English dress vowel[edit]

New Zealand English monophthongs chart

In this edit to Help:IPA/Standard German you asked me: "OK, but what 'NZ English' are you referring to?"

Ah, now I see. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:54, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Stan Twitter[edit]

Add Skinny legend Bald Snatched Reach Queen Fav Ratio To stan twitter vocab — Preceding unsigned comment added by Followmeontwitter Colormeblue (talkcontribs) 16:29, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

@Followmeontwitter Colormeblue: I'm not an expert in that field and am not sure of their meanings. You can try add them yourself, provided you provide reliable sources for the added vocab.
Note: please click 'Add topic' or 'PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ADD A MESSAGE' on the top of the page to add a message on my talk page. Also don't forget to sign your messages with four tildes (~~~~) – this automatically leaves your signature and timestamp.
Also, if you want a word to appear on the next line, add <br> between the words. Or if you want to list something, do it by adding an asterisk before each item. The list will then show up like this:
  • Skinny legend
  • Bald
  • Snatched
  • Reach
  • Queen
  • Fav
  • Ratio
JACKINTHEBOXTALK 17:08, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

Luis Lobo[edit]

Hello Jackinthebox, i added information in the Wikipedia page for Luis Lobo, based on statistics provided by a spanish article from the very same site:

It was a piece of random trivia, about Luis Lobo achieving the best ranking for a male argentine doubles player in Argentina's history. Since i am taking this information from Wikipedia itself, i didn't know how to make a proper citation. Sorry for any inconvenience. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2800:2121:400:871:9551:597F:14DA:FF9E (talk) 05:47, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, I replied on your talk page. Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:14, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Sources for information about the Holocaust[edit]

I thank you for your comments, I would be happy if you take a look at the Celldömölk article and tell me if the sources I brought are good enough. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eladkarmel (talkcontribs) 05:54, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

@Eladkarmel: Hi, the source itself is acceptable. But please be sure that the information you add to a Wikipedia article is supported by the source you give. For instance in the Celldömölk article you wrote "Before World War II, there was a large Jewish community of about 394 Jews". However, the source states "Altogether 394 Celledömölk Jews were deported to the Jánosháza ghetto", which is something quite different from what you wrote. Also, you said "The community was annihilated by the Nazis in the Holocaust". However the source states "After the war a mixed community of neological and orthodox Jews was founded, counting 81 people." This shows that the Jewish community was not annihilated (that would mean all of the Jews were killed). Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:03, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Also, please remember to sign your talk page messages with four tildes (~~~~)! Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:05, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
@Eladkarmel: Hi, please take note of this edit I made to your citations. The cite web template is used to properly format sources from the web. It's really easy – usually you would include the web link (URL), website name, title of the page, date the page was published (if you can find one), and the date on which you accessed it. Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:27, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Dear Jackinthebox,[edit]

I'm sorry for disturbing your web page "Daimon Hellstorm". As a matter of fact i am new to editing in Wikipedia and was testing my editing skills; I was unaware of the existence of a sandbox mode. I beg of you that you will pardon me of my deeds. Yours Truthfully, A fellow editor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:31, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Cpt.Spartan, LtCareNot, I replied on the IP's talk page. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:41, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

I need help[edit]

Hi, there could you help me out with my account cause last time someone was using my IP address. Could y'all try to protect my account cause I don't want to be blocked again for something I didn't do I'm just a Template:Extendend confirmed user I changed some of my settings here but please I need help if you're willing to do that just do it as long I'm protected Gontle Galefite 01:39, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Hallo there, could someone help out Gontle Galefite above please? Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 02:00, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Gontle Galefite: I'm not at all sure what you mean by protecting your account, but if you mean that you want to have everybody else prevented from editing from the same IP address as you then we can't do that. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 21:51, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@Gontle Galefite: Hi there, first of all per WP:SIGLINK, "Signatures must include at least one direct internal link to your user page, user talk page, or contributions page", which yours doesn't. Please fix that :) JACKINTHEBOXTALK 02:07, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Appreciate it[edit]

@JackInthebox thanks for all this Gontle Galefite 22:27, 1 February 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gontle Galefite (talkcontribs)

Just checking it out[edit]

Hi, there just checkin tildes, thanks so much Gontle Galefite 23:45, 1 February 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gontle Galefite (talkcontribs)

Thanks so much[edit]

@Jackinthebox I think I did it Gontle Galefite (talk) 00:08, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@Gontle Galefite: Yes great! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 02:29, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
@Gontle Galefite: You might want to take a look at Template:Reply to to see how to correctly 'ping' other users. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 03:19, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

I think I need to learn things out[edit]

@JackintheBox: thanks again and please teach me things because I don't know a lot of things and I'm always asking to myself, why am I an extended confirmed user cause all I did I was just editing things out here Gontle Galefite (talk) 04:24, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@JackintheBox: Sorry for that Gontle Galefite (talk) 04:36, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@JackintheBox: I did it again and thanks again and I have to sleep now. Take care man Gontle Galefite (talk) 04:48, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

@Gontle Galefite: Good job on the template – you are WP:EXTENDEDCONFIRMED because your account is more than 30 days old and has made more than 500 edits. As such you are allowed to edit WP:Extended confirmed protected pages. Good night (it is 2pm here in China)! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 06:03, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Hi. yall @JamesBWatson and JackintheBox: Mr James you're an admin and you can't say you can't help me out with my issue cause my IP address was blocked automatically because it was used by several blocked users and those users' names were: Kgm 2019 and even Bbb 23 they were using it for wrong things here and all I need from you is to protect my IP address from all Wikipedia strangers and Mr Jack thanks for all the things you did for me and may God be with you and Mr James please help me out cause you're an admin! Gontle Galefite (talk) 10:24, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

@JackintheBox: hi, I'd that because i'm bored. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gontle Galefite (talkcontribs) 12:11, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

@Gontle Galefite: That's fine! :) JACKINTHEBOXTALK 14:59, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
@Gontle Galefite: By the way, if you're replying to me on my own talk page, you don't have to use the {{reply to|JackintheBox}} or {{ping|JackintheBox}} or {{yo|JackintheBox}} template, as I get a notification whenever someone edits my talk page. Also, it's completely fine to reply on your own talk page. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:01, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Draft: Eclipse Theia[edit]

Hey! I just saw that you deleted a redirect from the article I created. It makes sense to not have a redirect yet, as it is still a draft. Another user recommended me to link the article to others to show its notability. Can you help me out on how to do that? Would be awesome if you had time to read over my draft and give me advises. Thanks! ChristinFrohne (talk) 07:14, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

A Dobos torte for you![edit]

Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg 7&6=thirteen () has given you a Dobos torte to enjoy! Seven layers of fun because you deserve it.

To give a Dobos torte and spread the WikiLove, just place {{subst:Dobos Torte}} on someone else's talkpage, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

7&6=thirteen () 16:20, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

7&6=thirteen Thanks! (but what was this for?) User:7&6=thirteen JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:07, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
User:7&6=thirteen, can you teach me how to ping your username? Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:58, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Ping doesn't work. Use [[User:7&6=thirteen]] Cheers. 7&6=thirteen () 14:37, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
User:7&6=thirteen OK thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:12, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Cumulative. I don't know which edit triggered it. I've run across your edits for a long time; IMO, editors deserve recognition, and this is my personal way (I created that template) of doing it.
In my estimation, editor retention is one of the most critical issues facing Wikipedia. We do not give out rewards as often as we should. Barnstars and thank yous are eschewed, when they cost no one anything. Editing and awards is not a zero sum game. We seem to gravitate toward warnings and punishment, when psychologists (e.g., B.F. Skinner) have proved that positive reinforcement is one of the most effective behavioral management tools. If we want to retain editors, we should give them strokes, not pokes. 7&6=thirteen () 15:25, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
I agree! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 04:24, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Something to make you smile[edit]

For your indefatigable years of service and multitudes of contributions, I hereby award you the Random Smiley Award. If it made you smile please pass one on to someone else. :D

For your contributions to Wikipedia and humanity in general, you are hereby granted the coveted Random Smiley Award.
(Explanation and Disclaimer)

User:SeaBeeDee(talk) 22:27, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

@SeaBeeDee: Thanks! Face-smile.svg JACKINTHEBOXTALK 00:32, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Indiana Northeastern[edit]

I've been doing a lot of work to edit add information and credible refrences to this article and you just undid a bunch of work. I've been editing on Wikipedia sonce 2006. Read the edits before you assume. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:08, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Whoops, sorry I must have misclicked 'rollback' on your exits while patrolling recent changes. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 11:57, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
But if you have been editing sonce 2006, you should know to sign your messages with four tildes. Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 11:58, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Cute grey kitten.jpg

Thanks for the edit on my userpage

Fylindfotberserk (talk) 13:09, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

@Fylindfotberserk: Thanks! I also just made another edit to your userpage to align the equal signs in the infobox—I have mild OCD, and didn't feel comfortable seeing the equal sign after personality_type and module without a space in between Face-smile.svg JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:55, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks again mate. I also have a mild OCD but it rarely bothers me here in Wikipedia. It effects me real life though. - Fylindfotberserk (talk) 14:00, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Ali bin Fetais al Marri[edit]

Please make the changes in the page of Ali bin fetais al marri, as the information in the page is libellous. IF you will not let make the changes or make the public aware the contents are disputed, we shall hold Wikipedia responsible to making defamatory comments, remarks and statements. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IAACA4 (talkcontribs) 10:29, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

Ali bin Fetais al Marri[edit]

am not sure how to go about corresponding with Wikipedia. My complaint is with the Page on Dr Ali Al Marri.

This page is poorly researched with a number of flaws and information that is libellous and also rather damaging to a young girl. For example its says Dr Ali maybe the father of the child of R Dati, however on a simple check you will note the french court never names the father but says business Tycoon.ex-ministers-paternity-case-finally-put-to-bed;

Other matters including alleged family members being members of Al-Qaeda, yet no evidence, or how these people are related? gives the wrong impression.

Reference either do not exist or are in french or simple not available to the public.

I do not wish to issue proceedings against Wikipedia, but wish to come to an understanding which allows the changes to be made on this page.

Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by IAACA4 (talkcontribs) 10:35, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

@IAACA4: I agree that content in the article that are not supported by sources and are potentially libellous should be removed from the page. If you dispute certain content in the article and have reliable sources that prove otherwise, please discuss possible changes at the article's talk page. Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:39, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

About the recent removal[edit]

Hello JackintheBox, I wanted to clarify about my recent contribution, this edit to Educational entertainment, which might have appeared as vandalism. I intended to replace the word "rocket" with "types", and by mistake I typed in "tyeps", I'm sorry for that.

Ambuj Shukla 15:37, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

@Ambujshukla2004: Hi Ambul, thanks for the explanation! I see that the word 'rocket' was vandalistically introduced by IP in this edit that was made on 25 January. Interesting how you were the first to notice and change it after the vandalism being there for over two months! Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:45, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
@Ambujshukla2004: By the way, when you add messages to talk pages, be sure to sign them with four tildes (~~~~). This automatically adds your username and a timestamp to show when it was written. (See the welcome message on your talk message with useful links) JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:47, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
@JackintheBox: Thank you JackintheBox. Ambuj Shukla 10:41, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
@Ambujshukla2004: No problem. But please remember to use the four tildes method to sign your messages, instead of manually typing in your name/username and time! Face-smile.svg JACKINTHEBOXTALK 11:43, 29 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi JackintheBox! Thanks for reporting this user to AIV. I technically shouldn't have blocked it, however... this is because the user's edits were last made back in 2013. However, given that it's a clear sock user (they admitted it in an edit summary) and being disruptive, I'm not going to worry about it too much. :-) Just keep this in mind when looking at an editor's contributions; we typically don't block accounts or IP users if their last edits are old and the user is obviously stale. No big deal, though. Just figured I'd let you know. :-) Cheers - ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 06:18, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

@Oshwah: Noted (but I've always thought better late than never!) Face-smile.svg JACKINTHEBOXTALK 07:48, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
I sometimes think "better late than never" as well. It just depends on the situation and the disruption. If it's a case of normal vandalism or promotional edits that happened months ago and then the user stopped editing after that, then obviously there'd be no point in blocking now... in cases of sock puppet users and highly abusive LTA accounts, I have no problem with blocking those any time they pop up. I have no "statue of limitation" when it comes to LTA abuse and their accounts... lol ;-) You're still totally fine with reporting every instance you see; you've done nothing wrong at all and I thank you for all of your time and diligence. Just don't be surprised if an admin declines blocking due to the account or user being stale is all. :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 07:55, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

United States Park Police[edit]

I’m confused. Not constructive ? I am editing incorrect information and adding correct info from an official government website which I cited at the bottom of the paragraph. The entire page looks horrible. I’m going to revert my edits and continue to add more edits with links from the official National Park Service Website. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2607:FB90:64EA:D696:2049:7450:1F37:2A5A (talk) 10:15, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

You just copied and pasted the whole page on to the Wikipedia article. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:18, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Moreover, the page looked fine before you added your edit, making the article look much worse. Maybe press the 'Show preview' button at the bottom of your screen before you 'Publish changes' so you can see what you are actually doing. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:20, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Also, see Template:Cite web to learn how to properly cite sources from the web. Also remember to press 'Add topic' at the top of your screen when you add a message on a talk page and give the section a name, and sign your message with four tildes (~~~~) at the end. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:24, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Changes to article "Max Price"[edit]

I have undone the changes you made. I tried to explain them briefly in the summary but will do so in more detail.

The original order of listing of the children was opposite to their birth order. It does not make sense to cite a source for correcting that.

There are 2 reference which have been removed. The first URL has changed and now references the CV of someone else - the new incumbent of the position that Max Price vacated in 2018. So it is not possible to provide a reference or citation for an incorrect out of date citation. I have however, added a new citation to a URL/Pdf on teh institution's website that gives the correct CV.

The second reference claimed to be a support for a position stated in teh text that Max Price has withheld information about admissions, maintaining white dominance and white interests. If you follow the link, the news article says no such thing.

I have deleted this paragraph because it is libellous and I am raising it with the Wikipedia authorites to have it removed from the history. I have written a fuller article to supplement the current stub but since I am teh subject of the article, I wish to submit it in teh proper way to external editors and not post it myself. CritthinkCT (talk) 11:17, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

@CritthinkCT: Thanks for the explanations. I see that you are indeed correct for both of the two references you removed. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:30, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
@CritthinkCT: However, please be sure not to spell 'the' as 'teh', as you did four times above. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:31, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
@CritthinkCT: It would be nice if you could find a reliable source to support your addition of his place of birth, that being Johannesburg. Please see Template:Cite web to learn how to cite a web source properly on Wikipedia. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:34, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
@CritthinkCT: Per WP:AGF, I am going to believe your claim that you are the subject of the article. Could you please tell us where you have written a fuller article, so we could consider adding the content to the Wikipedia article? Thanks, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:39, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Reversal of Contributions to DeMolay[edit]

As far as some of your other edits, as your pointed out, they needed source citation (which I just hadn't done yet, honestly) and I agree with your input. As far as my contributions to the DeMolay wiki, I'm not quite sure what to use... what would you suggest? I have first hand knowledge of the specific topic. I myself am a Senior DeMolay, Past Master Councillor for DeMolay, a DeMolay Masonic sponsor, a Founder of several new DeMolay Chapters within my jurisdiction, a Master Mason of 18 years, and a Brother of the advanced Masonic Orders. As either serving or having served as an officer in both organizations, I know unequivocally what the rules and processes are, but how does one cite sources for an organization that even describes itself as a "societal of secrets", that is not inclined to put out literature for general consumption, and in which so much of its composition is tradition passed down from one Master Mason to another or one Brother the another? Thetruchairman (talk) 11:47, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

I deeply and humbly apologise for my execrable actions, my good Sir! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:41, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Learning how to edit Wikipedia and add an article.[edit]

Hello, JackInTheBox

So I want to know how can I edit and add an source, because I'm learning that stuff I don't know, because I didn't use that keys before. We are the Great (talk) 14:26, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

@We are the Great: Hi, please you Template:Reply to to reply to other users, e.g. you would use {{ping|JackintheBox}} to reply to me. Double square brackets ([[]]) do not work as they are used to link to a Wikipedia page. Also, this template is case-sensitive, so you must type 'JackintheBox' (my username) instead of 'JackInTheBox'. This template does not need to be used if you are leaving a message on my own talk page, as I get a notification whenever someone edits my talk page.
To add a source to an article from the web, please see Template:Cite web – it shows you how to properly add an inline citation. Usually you would need to include the URL of the source, name of the website, title of the page/article, date on which the page/article was published, and date on which you accessed it. Here is an example: to cite this source<ref>{{Cite web|url=|website=The Local Germany|title=Man tries to smuggle tortoises disguised as desserts through Berlin airport|date=15 March 2019|access-date=18 April 2019}}</ref>
For the above example, title means the title of the news article, and date means the publshing date of the article. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:00, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
@We are the Great: Your draft Band Vaaje needs WP:Inline citations (currently it has none); if you want the draft to be moved to article namespace, you must prove that it meets Wikipedia's notability guidelines. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:04, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Source for Terry Gou[edit]

Politics Foxconn's Gou Runs for Taiwan President, Citing Message From Sea Goddess By Debby Wu 17. April 2019, 05:39 MESZ Updated on 17. April 2019, 10:04 MESZ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tai Jan Chiu (talkcontribs) 10:21, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

@Tai Jan Chiu: That source is fine, but please see Template:Cite web to see how to correctly format an citation. For instance the above source should be formatted like this: <ref>{{Cite web|url=Foxconn's Gou Runs for Taiwan President, Citing Message From Sea Goddess|website=Bloomberg|title=Foxconn's Gou Runs for Taiwan President, Citing Message From Sea Goddess|work=Debby Wu|date=17 April 2019|access-date=19 April 2019}}</ref> Also don't forget to sign your messages with four tildes (~~~~). Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:48, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tai Jan Chiu: I have added your source using the Template:Cite web. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:57, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

I am the creator of Grigoris Rallatos page[edit]

Why did you remove my reference? Was it wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 10:22, 19 April 2019 (UTC) I reverted your dozens of edits as it was clear you were testing on that article. Please use your sandbox to work out the correct formatting before adding content and sources on to an article. Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:37, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Please refer to the helpful links in the welcome message on your talk page. The message also states that you should sign your messages with four tildes like this: ~~~~ Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 13:12, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Walewijn van der Veen[edit]

I am new to Wikipedia and have been trying to create a new topic from this site:,_Amsterdam

I have added Walewijn van der Veen as a resident of Nieuwendijk and would like to write briefly about him. If I click on his name, I would like to add info. Can anyone help explain how to do this?


Gabby 12:22, 21 April 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vedlagt (talkcontribs)

@Vedlagt: Hi, and welcome to Wikipedia! First of all, please see Wikipedia:Write the article first – it states that Wikipedia editors should write a new article before they create links to that article in list pages, disambiguation pages, or templates in the encyclopedia. So wikilinks to an article should only be added after that article has been created.
At Wikipedia:Articles for creation, it says 'Only experienced editors should ever create an article from scratch. Others should first create a draft page and build the article there.' Read that page and go to Wikipedia:Article wizard – it will guide you through creating your draft for Walewijn van der Veen.
Please note that if you want your draft to be accepted and moved to the article namespace, you will have to add reliable sources for verifiability, and prove that it meets Wikipedia's notability guidelines. Use the Template:Cite web to properly cite sources from the web, such as online articles. If this subject you intend to write about is just a friend of yours etc. and not notable enough for an encyclopædia, then I suggest you not to create this draft!
Also, please remember to sign your messages with four tildes (~~~~) – this is automically converted to your signature and a timestamp showing when you posted your message. When adding a new message on a talk page, you should click on Add topic near the top of your screen (or for my talk page, click on the large box at the top of the page that reads PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ADD A NEW MESSAGE) and give your message a title under Subject. Regards, and happy editing! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 12:41, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Re: Should all instances of 'tbd' in this article be changed to 'TBD'?[edit]

You posted your question about tbd vs. TBD on my talk page, but I'm not sure you wanted to do that, or if you did I don't know why. In any event I went ahead and made the change, also in the "Carriers under construction or being fitted out" section.

I notice you're interested in music from the past. If so, you might want to look at my Music Trivia Game page on Facebook (, and perhaps like and follow it. We're up to question 424 of 848 in total – and thus exactly halfway done, I just now notice. Roy McCoy (talk) 15:13, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Can I get 2 tacos for $0.99, some curly fries and a medium soft drink?

Not at Music Trivia Game. Roy McCoy (talk) 19:02, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

And also a patty melt would be yummy — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1702:A0:8F70:68B7:6A14:C0C1:DE66 (talk) 20:37, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

You're supposed to sign your entries, you know. Who are you, and why are you dispensing your humor on this page with such irrelevance? JackintheBox, do you know anything about this? Roy McCoy (talk) 22:46, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

@Roy McCoy: Thanks for making the change. I tried to make the same change in June last year but was reverted twice, so am less willing to make the change now readily. Regarding the two IPs who made those frivolous edits above, User:2600:1702:a0:8f70:f117:141c:290f:74da and User:2600:1702:a0:8f70:68b7:6a14:c0c1:de66, they are not me. Geolocation shows that they are from the US, while I live in China (and have never been to the US). They have a similar IP to User:2600:1702:a0:8f70:8dd4:f1df:8591:8b26 who made this similar edit to my talk page two days ago, after I reverted and warned him for an unconstructive edit. The IP was then blocked, but then I left this message on their talk page. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 00:26, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

@JackintheBox: Thanks. How did you get the IPs blocked (assuming this was at your instigation)?

@Roy McCoy: No, the IP was not reported to AIV but User:Materialscientist blocked it for 31 hours on 20 April, but a few hours ago 2600:1702:a0:8f70::/64 was rangeblocked for two weeks, due to this edit. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 02:33, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
@Roy McCoy: Your Music Trivia quiz looks fun (better than I thought, as I have never taken a Music Trivia quiz before, and am terrible and music trivia). I think I would be able to answer very few of these questions, as I'm not very knowledgeable in classical music (although I play the piano), and I mostly listen to music from the 1930s to 1950s. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 02:38, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
@Roy McCoy: 'Garfunkel' is spelt wrong in Question 416. I have never used Facebook, and I wonder if it's possible to correct that typo Face-smile.svg JACKINTHEBOXTALK 02:39, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for all this. What got Materialscientist involved, and what privilege did he (or she – I'll assume for simplicity he was male) have in order to be able to block an address (if you know)? Music Trivia Game is indeed best for people of my age and cultural background. I corrected to "Garfunkel" – that error may have been on the original card, as they sometimes contain errors. – Roy McCoy (talk) 02:53, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

He's an admin, and has the ability to block IPs/users. He must have seen those edits while patrolling recent changes. He is a recent changes patroller, just like I am. I thought you would have known all this by now, as you have been on Wikipedia for nearly 10 years! Face-smile.svg JACKINTHEBOXTALK 03:05, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
By the way, I love listening to big band and swing music. Popular artists include Vera Lynn, Arthur Askey, Gracie Fields, Al Bowlly, Ray Noble, Geraldo and His Orchestra, Joe Loss and His Orchestra, and Ambrose and His Orchestra, among others. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 03:10, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

@JackintheBox: Thanks for your last comments. I replied to them but the reply doesn't appear, so I guess I didn't publish it. I didn't say much other than that I supposed the artists you listed were mostly British since I'd never heard of any of them. What I'm writing about now, however, is the strange more recent edit you reverted. I received a notification of a change on your page and went to it, and I may have gone into it to edit it for some reason and maybe I accidentally deleted something. But I have absolutely no idea how I could have made two accidental deletions, as appears to have occurred. Something else very strange happened last night, when an intentional edit of mine elsewhere mysteriously disappeared in a weird way and I had to do it over again. I hope nobody's messing with me, but you never know these days. –Roy McCoy (talk) 15:26, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

@Roy McCoy: Understood. I also listen to many pieces by American and German (e.g. Rudi Schuricke) artists. Just so you know, the 'ping' is not needed when replying to someone on their own talk page, as they get a notification whenever someone edits their talk page. Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 09:09, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. The falsely attributed edits have now been explained by gnu57 at the Teahouse. I apparently published changes on the two pages concerned after other changes had been made while I had the page open, and this wiped out their changes. The recommended way to deal with this is to hit "Show changes" before publishing and then copying and redoing your edit if necessary to retain the other changes. –Roy McCoy (talk) 16:41, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

@Roy McCoy: Interesting. On my laptop I would have got an 'edit conflict' if I tried to publish changes on a page when other changes have been made. Also, if you hadn't known already, to indent a message (to reply to a message above), you would add a colon (:) before your message. See Wikipedia:Indentation. When a message becomes too far indented, you can also Template:Outdent. Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 02:32, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

(1) gnu57 mentioned "edit conflict" as follows: "When changes happen in the meantime while you're editing, you're supposed to be taken to an 'edit conflict' screen where you can merge the other person's changes in with yours: but there's no warning when you and the other person are working on different sections of the article. What I do (especially on busy pages) is hit 'show changes' and check whether my edit would undo other people's work; if so, I copy my additions, hit 'cancel' to get to the up-to-date version of the page, and then reopen the edit window, paste them in, and publish." In any event I suppose I can avoid future problems by using "Show changes".
(2) I've been adding a colon or multiple colons to indent, but I'm not adding additional indentation here since this seems to be more a continuing conversation than a series of messages and replies to be nested. Thanks. –Roy McCoy (talk) 04:27, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Reason for editing[edit]

Hello, I'm Ysharathchandra. Recently I've edited little content on the page "Republic tv" because the sources mentioned for the title "Criticism" are not reliable sources. Also it being a news channel, it's not right to portray it as biased because for some viewers it might not match with their viewpoint. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ysharathchandra (talkcontribs) 18:04, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. But you shouldn't remove any content from the article unless it is obviously written in a POV manner and not supported by reliable sources, and remove references only if they are unreliable. Note that your edit was again reverted by User:Winged Blades of Godric. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 00:14, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Walewijn van der Veen[edit]



Could you read through my article and see if looks ok?

Gabby 08:22, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

@Vedlagt: Hi, sorry I wasn't able to reply to you in the past two days (I was affect by IP range blocks). Yes, the article looks fine, and nice to see it following WP:MOS and using Template:Cite web. I added the access dates to a few of your sources just now, and added some wikilinks. I see it has been moved to draftspace. Hope it gets reviewed and accepted soon! Face-smile.svg. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:16, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
@Vedlagt: Hi, please remember to sign you messages with four tildes (~~~~). If you are already doing that, please see WP:SIGLINK – signatures should contain at least one direct link to your user page, talk page or contributions page (Special:Contributions/Vedlagt). Thanks JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:19, 25 April 2019 (UTC)


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--UTRSBot (talk) 02:14, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. Now I can edit as usual! Face-smile.svg JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:37, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

AfC notification: Draft:Brexitometer has a new comment[edit]

I've left a comment on your Articles for Creation submission, which can be viewed at Draft:Brexitometer. Thanks! — Stevey7788 (talk) 13:23, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Brexitometer (April 26)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by KylieTastic was:  The comment the reviewer left was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
KylieTastic (talk) 14:48, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

July 2018 - Mike Chioda Edit[edit]

I recently noticed a message attributed to my IP about an edit on a page about some referee. I'd like to state that I never made those edits and don't even know who Mike Chioda is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:02, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

OK, you must be using a shared IP then. Anyway those edits were made in July last year. If you would like to edit Wikipedia (especially if you are affected by an IP block), I suggest you create an account! Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 08:34, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Category Vandal[edit]

The vandal (Time Warp Tickers) is obviously a page-move vandal/troll; there's no point in trying to communicate with him. This is possibly JarlaxleArtemis, User:TryToBeFunny (a known serial category vandal), or some other Willy on Wheels (WoW) imitator troll. It's best to just ignore and revert at this point. LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 08:00, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

@LightandDark2000: OK. As you could see in this edit, I suspected the same. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 08:02, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm guessing that this is TTBF, though JA is also possible (but JA tends to be much more serious in threats/attacks). LightandDark2000 🌀 (talk) 08:03, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
Oh yes, that seems reasonable. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 08:05, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
Whew JACKINTHEBOXTALK 08:07, 28 April 2019 (UTC)


Why are you using two outdated dictionary sources to attempt to validate the factually incorrect wiki definition of Optometrists in the UK.

Look at the professional UK bodies - Association of Optometrists, the College of Optometrists, and the GOC which has always strongly demarcated the line between Optometrists and (dispensing) Opticians.

Can you please get the edit changed for UK Optometrists to read along the lines “in the UK they graduate in Optometry, then complete a pre registration training, professional qualifying exams and subject to passing, register as an Optometrist. Further training can allow them to become a Doctor of Optometry.” (Link to Aston or City University Doctor of Optometry course)

Please change to similar to above, as this is the reality, and has been for the past decade Mjhope77 (talk) 08:52, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

You could change it yourself, if you can find some reliable sources that support your claim. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:08, 30 April 2019 (UTC)


wvai 101.jamz is an urban format in charlottesville virgina and i would like it to be listed i am the owner listed under air mix virgina inc

@Wvai: Your edits broke the article's formatting. As you are a new editor, I strongly suggest you click 'Show preview' or 'Show changes' before publishing your changes, so you can actually see what you are doing to the article, and the formatting is correct. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:04, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Lukan Michi page[edit]

Hello JackINTHEBox,

I'm creating a new page for Lukan Michi, which is an Punjabi movie. Can you help me please? We are the Great (talk) 16:19, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

@We are the Great: Hi, At Wikipedia:Articles for creation, it says 'Only experienced editors should ever create an article from scratch. Others should first create a draft page and build the article there.' Read that page and go to Wikipedia:Article wizard – it will guide you through creating your draft for Lukan Michi.
Please note that if you want your draft to be accepted and moved to the article namespace, you will have to add reliable sources for verifiability, and prove that it meets Wikipedia's notability guidelines. Use the Template:Cite web to properly cite sources from the web, such as online articles. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 16:25, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
Also, to reply to me on a page other than my talk page, you can use Template:Reply to or {{u|JackintheBox}}. Note that this is case-sensitive. This is not needed if you post on my talk page, because a user always gets a notification whenever someone edits their talk page. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 16:25, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

Request to add independent candidate name[edit]

Hi Team,

Independent candidate from Thoothukkudi constituency who completed M.Tech from NIT Calicut and who got a good reach with all youngster from Tamilnadu. Mr.J.SIVANESWARAN contested in Baloon symbol.

Many other independent candidate from other constituency as well other political party leader also using to promote their names along with this candidate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sivaneswaran.J (talkcontribs) 05:4e, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Sivaneswaran.J, your edit to Thoothukudi (Lok Sabha constituency) broke the article's formatting as you changed the double curly brackets '{{' to single curly brackets '{'. As you are a new editor, I recommend you click 'Show preview' or 'Show changes' at the bottom of your screen before you publish your changes, so you can see what you are doing to the article with your edit. Also, your edit I reverted seems to be self-promotional; please see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:50, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Request to add by yourself[edit]

We request to add those details by yourself. It should not affect the coding. Sivaneswaran.J (talk) 05:54, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

@Sivaneswaran.J: See my comment above. Your edit to Thoothukudi (Lok Sabha constituency) was reverted because it broke the article's formatting, because you changed the double curly brackets to single. When you make edits, I suggest clicking 'Show preview' near the bottom of your screen before clicking 'Publish changes', so you can see what the article looks like with your edit. Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:57, 1 May 2019 (UTC)


So why not change or revise the wiki definition then?!

You could change it yourself, if you can find some reliable sources that support your claim. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 00:24, 2 May 2019 (UTC)


Hello! Could you help me to find chinese original name for Governar № 5,6,7 in link above?--Kaiyr (talk) 10:32, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

By the way, the word is spelt 'Governor', and should be pluralised ('Governors'). Also, underscores (_) are not needed when linking to a page on Wikipedia. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 16:29, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
Looks like that has already been done by 笔尖留痕! JACKINTHEBOXTALK 16:29, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Alma Carroll[edit]

Sorry, I am new to Wikipedia. Alma is a close family friend. She passed today. If we need to wait for an official news organization to pick up the story, that’s fine. When her husband, Bill Lignante, died it was a couple months before anything was published. WhoAmI-GS (talk) 05:00, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi, WhoAmI-GS. If that is true, sorry for the loss. However, Wikipedia is built on reliable sources, so content on biographies of living persons or recently deceased persons must be supported by reliable sources, including the date of their death. You may cite an obituary on the article when it gets published. Regards, JACKINTHEBOXTALK 05:04, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Edit on Electron Microscope[edit]

Hi JackintheBox, I know I am new to wikipedia but I did not make my last edit on accident. If you think there is something wrong with my contribution, please let me know. Thanks, --Schultz2019 (talk) 14:01, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Schultz2019, I reverted this edit that you made to Electron microscope because you added the '</ref>' symbol to the start of the article, and I assumed you were testing the <ref></ref> template for citing sources. You might want to click 'Show preview' near the bottom of your screen when you make an edit before actually publishing your changes, so you can see how the article looks like with your edit, without the edit actually getting published. Regards JACKINTHEBOXTALK 15:54, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Your reports[edit]

Please don't report users who haven't edited for years to AIV or UAA. Widr (talk) 09:50, 13 May 2019 (UTC) @Widr: Understood. JACKINTHEBOXTALK 10:07, 13 May 2019 (UTC)