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Help with Reversion of my updates with citation[edit]

Thanks for being so helpful at the Teahouse[edit]

@Jmcgnh: just dropped by to say thanks for all the help! Seahawk01 (talk) 06:58, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

@Seahawk01: You're very welcome! Just a note: it's unnecessary to ping a user when you are posting to their talk page. Other places, yes, but editors get notified automatically when someone else changes their user talk page. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 07:03, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
Ah...good to know. So, by pinging you get notified twice? Sorry about that! Seahawk01 (talk) 08:31, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
Nope. Just once. But perhaps thought it might save you some trouble. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 17:59, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

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New Changes To My Article[edit]

Hi @Jmcgnh

I made some changes and added some new references to some of the ideas you suggested I make on my article I would be grateful if you can please assist me. I want to be able to write some more articles for more artists in Uganda.

Thank you Leah Kiwanuka (talk) 23:43, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

I've made a recommendation on the draft. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 05:22, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much Jmcgnh
I removed all the IMDB references as you suggested, what happens next and who approves the article?
Leah Kiwanuka (talk) 03:10, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
OK, it's still in the review queue and there's no way to predict who will review it and how long it will take.
If you want to improve your chances, I suggest that you examine the criteria for notability at WP:ENT and, if your current sources support it, make an explicit argument on the talk page of the draft about how Hemdee meets one or more of those criteria. Use statements like "Ref #4 supports the fact that Kiwanuka has had major roles in notable films, criteria # X".
Also, your username makes it appear that you may have some connection with the Kiwanuka family. It's important that you declare the nature of your connection on your userpage (which does not exist yet). You can just put a simple statement there explaining your connection or you can use of the templates as outlined at WP:COI. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 04:04, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
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Thank you for your suggestions and I will work on them... And I can see why they would think I am related to the Kiwanuka family. I am not. Unlike most countries, In Uganda the name Kiwanuka is a very common name, but in our tribes, having the same last name, you share the same Tribe and that means a lot. I wanted to create Hemdee's page because I am a fan of the Kiwanuka family his mother Halima Namakula and his sister Rachel K (musician) Hemdee Kiwanuka was the key to their success and I believe he deserves a wikipedia page. Again, thank you for your help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leah Kiwanuka (talkcontribs) 17:50, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Updates to The Digitome Article[edit]

Thank you so much for your continued review and help with my article. Can you please re-review? I have made edits.

Happy new year[edit]

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

Hi Jmcgnh, Sending you a warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019 and may this new year bring you joy and laughter. CASSIOPEIA(talk) 15:49, 13 December 2018 (UTC) Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

NPR Newsletter No.16 15 December 2018[edit]

Hello Jmcgnh,

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Sui juris[edit]

Thank you for reviewing Sui juris. Please direct me to the information page(s) that will help me create a quality page for Sui juris. I would attempt a good repair of Sui iuris but it appears to be controlled by the church sui iuris. I meant no violation while my attempt to produce Sui juris I only started with definitions and planned to add the more working aspects of the term. Maybe it should be applied to the church sui iuris as a section or perhaps other. My research into sui iuris finds nothing while sui juris is plentiful. If I am trying to hard to make something out of sui juris, tell me so and I will find another area of interest, I am easy to please.Suijur (talk) 21:31, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for you response, very kind and informative. I will utilize it with the respect it deserves.Suijur (talk) 00:56, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Italic title[edit]

Many thanks for the advice, I've made anote of it for future uae. Murgatroyd49 (talk) 11:00, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Need Help Creating an article![edit]

I have made an article "City Express Money Transfer" however, it was deleted by another user "RHaworth".

Please let me know what things do I need to remove/ change or edit. I am desperate now because I had made two articles and none of them were approved. Please I need you kind assistance. PLEASE!!!

(Your suraj (talk) 03:59, 21 January 2019 (UTC))

@Your suraj: You still have a draft at Draft:City Express Money Transfer, so there is no need to have multiple copies. I removed what you posted here. (Thanks to Thegooduser for collapsing it.)
I think you may be having difficulties creating articles because you have not embraced the need to write neutrally and establish notability. My suggestion is that you stop trying to create new articles for a while and spend a considerable amount of time working on improving existing articles. Creating new articles is particularly hard because there are a lot of policies, guidelines, and style conventions that you have to get right to be successful. New editors often make a lot of overlapping and entangled mistakes when they try to create a new article from scratch. It's hard for other editors to explain what all needs to be fixed because there are so many issues. When working on improving existing articles, you generally still make some mistakes, but they are usually one-issue problems that can be easily explained and understood. After you've done a bunch of these edits, you'll be in a much better position to start trying to create a new article. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 07:00, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

RE: Criticism Section for Thomas Woods[edit]

Hey there! I saw you were a previous editor on this article, and I wanted to let you know I posted on the talk page. I was hoping to get some feedback about this proposal, and so I was not sure who else to notify. Seems there has been some meta-controversy that I only just now noticed, so I would like to avoid getting into that.

Many Thanks, ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 20:26, 21 January 2019 (UTC)



This profile has been maliciously attacked by the user "BestTandoori" and we cannot have libelous information on Wiki. Although citations are present, they do not accurately reflect the content. For instance, certain terms utilized such as "lobbying" never happened nor did the public in figure in question ever say he was. Additionally, these users have strategically removed information that holistically also represent the overall contributions of this public figure, with intentional removals of positive accolades. I previously factually represented both the positive and negative when I first amended this profile. Malicious accounts like "BestTandoori" are solely made to instigate and vandalize this public figures character. I did not have time to fix them at this present moment. I will incorporate accurate and reliable citations with facts not opinions, but my efforts will be thwarted if they continue to be removed by accounts such as this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sigma58 (talkcontribs) 23:30, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

I cleaned up the second paragraph about bankruptcy which I agree did not accurately reflect what was in the cited reference.
Nevertheless, this material is neither libelous nor vandalism. It is a content dispute and you need to explain your removals, based on policy, and probably discuss your disagreement on the talk page of the article in question. I see no effort by you to engage with the other editor. Wikipedia is a collaborative process and working with other editors, even editors you think you have fundamental disagreements with, is required. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 23:35, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your feedback![edit]

Thank you for your feedback, this is my first time using the talk page. I have taken the time to edit it and make it accurately reflect the content of reputable citations in additions to the ones listed. I appreciate your mentorship through this and hope that my comments (justification for changes) help justify such changes. I am sure if you refer to my citations you will see they are the same but mine are objective, relevant and accurately reflect what happened.

Furthermore, If you could help me with a blocked citation that I am trying to use that would be greatly appreciated. Although I agree that Wiki should never use petition websites as a reference due to the biased and unregulated nature of them. The one I intend on referencing is run by the Federal Government of Canada. The signatures (identities) are both verified and secure. It is an important citation which will allow me to refute the very inaccurate statements made by the previous editor.

If these citations are unjustly removed, would you recommend that I not undo it? Or if I do, include the reasoning? When someone is misrepresenting that much material, It is hard to summarize that briefly. I will also try to reach out to this user if I disagree with their changes.

Your guidance in general is greatly appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sigma58 (talkcontribs) 00:39, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! Sadiqmohd34 (talk) 09:18, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Creating a New Page and Answering your question[edit]

Thank you I believe I turned on the twinkle. So all I have to do is add ˜˜~ or ˜˜˜~ ? Or will it automatically show up now as signed?

Thank you, I believed it constituted as vandalism " is the act of editing the project in a malicious manner that is intentionally disruptive. Vandalism includes the addition, removal, or modification of the text or other material that is either humorous, nonsensical, a hoax, or that is an offensive, humiliating, or otherwise degrading nature." The tags you mentioned are more specific. No conflict of interest exists, I have been editing many other pages, this just seems to be the only one that has such drastic changes. I hope you understand that when you spend a long time on something, to have someone change it with ill intent is in itself should be a conflict of interest, especially when that page was created to solely attack the profile of the public figure in question. I am spirited when it comes to these types of attacks because it goes against the reason I would like to become a good Wiki contributor. I will send an email to the public figure to let them know this is happening if it continues, just so they can deal with it, since it has taken so much of my time.

My goal is to be fair and holistic to everyone.

Thirdly, how do I create a page? I would like to create a page for the public figure Karen Wang from BC? I searched and it does not exist. I believe she is notable enough because she has been in the news so much and deserves a profile that fairly gives a holistic overview of her current endeavours. It says an admin needs to create one. Your assistance in ensuring I am creating one properly and following all guidelines would be appreciated. I intend to apply all of your feedback and thank you again for your time.

Here is a link that gives you an idea of the candidate I am referring to.

˜˜˜˜ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sigma58 (talkcontribs) 16:00, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

It takes exactly four tildes to create a proper signature. Three and five do something else. And they need to be ordinary 7-bit ASCII tildes, not the Unicode look-alikes that you were using.
Clinging to the dictionary definition of vandalism is not going to carry the day. Experienced editors looking at the face of what's been done will all call it a content dispute, not vandalism. As I said, it may actually be disruptive editing carried out with bad intent, but you are inferring the bad intent. If the other party does not respond with discussion, that lack of proper behavior is something that admins might intervene for.
Most of the time, candidates do not meet the notability guidelines as laid out by NPOL - the extra publicity they get for being a candidate is discounted somewhat. Once they win the election, for certain offices, they are presumed to pass. But this article indicates some doubt as to whether she'll be the candidate this year.
It sounds like you should go through the Articles for creation process to create a new article. There's information at your first article that you need to take on board before you go through this. Creating new articles is hard because of the large number of policies, guidelines and conventions that you have to get mostly right for an article to be accepted.
You appear to like the word holistic but keep using it in ways that make me wonder what you think it means. — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 18:54, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
How about this, Murray Wright Mayor of Verdin Manitoba? I am surprised he does not have a biography. Can someone get this one started so I can add to it? [1] Sigma58 02:38, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
Hey, it looks like the signature almost worked this time! It's not linking to your user page or your talk page, but it's progress. Now you need to work on indenting (with colons) your replies.
Mayors of small towns generally do not pass the NPOL test, nor do politicians who get into the news once for outrageous statements. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmcgnh (talkcontribs) 05:55, 30 January 2019 (UTC)


  1. ^ Politics, Canadian (2019-01-28). "Manitoba mayor apologizes for graphic description at yellow vest protest of what he'd 'like to do with Mr. Trudeau' | National Post". Retrieved 2019-01-30.

Uploading Official Profile Photographs[edit]

Can you help me upload photographs? I am concerned I will corrupt a page unintentionally. My intention is to replace all the photographs of politicians to their official portrait. Could you also kindly send me reliable reference that could help me learn more about appropriately using my signature. I was pleased to hear that I almost did that correctly.

Here is the page in question:

When I uploaded the intended photograph, it turned into a thumbnail. I do not own the copyright of the photograph, even though that looked like an easier way of uploading it. Your guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Sigma58 01:38, 7 February 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sigma58 (talkcontribs)

@Sigma58: First, I advise you not to upload photographs you did not take yourself. Your own photographs are the only ones for which there is a clear right for you to release them. If you track back the Chan photo, you'll see a chain of attributions. Eventually you may learn how to do all that correctly, but it's not the place to start.
Second, replacing photos with "official portraits" may run into some pushback from other editors. We tend not to accord any extra respect to official documents, preferring secondary sources. I know that, for instance, the official portraits of U.S. congress members are considered public domain, but I don't know that it's true of other jurisdictions. It's a detail you need to be on top of if you're going to pursue this program.
I'm no expert at uploading images. I usually direct people to c:Commons:First steps for more information.
Images are added to Wikipedia pages with various versions of the File call, sometimes directly, sometimes in templates like infoboxes. There is very little danger of corrupting a page. For that, all I can suggest is be Bold! — jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 03:17, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Good reads not a source for citation[edit]


I was not unaware good reads cannot be used as I had come across multiple biographies with good reads as references. Thanks for letting me know that. Will bear in mind for future.

I don't know where else I can find references for books so I am altogether removing the mention of both

The notability of the subject has already been established by multiple wikieditors

However in address to your citation concerns am making the following deletions have been made in the article until better references are available.

1) He has authored eight books

2) In 2019, he published "A Glimpse of the Spirit" a collection of 34 select articles which includes short stories, feature articles and notes on Bhagavad Gita, Isha Upanishad and Sri Aurobindo's Upanishad.

3) Badhe has authored eight books:

Also Books without citation have been removed

With Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pavankum (talkcontribs) 04:22, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17[edit]

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Hello Jmcgnh,

Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
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