User talk:AngusMacintosh

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, AngusMacintosh, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially your edits to Scott Allan. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

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Ianis Hagi[edit]

Hi Angus, I reverted your changes at Ianis Hagi because his permanent transfer will not happen before 1 June. See this related discussion. Kind regards, Robby.is.on (talk) 07:31, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

June 2020[edit]

Hi there - Wikipedia relies on reliable sources to verify information, especially about living people. You didn't provide a source for your changes to the Ally Taylor article, but I have found one and added it for you. Please try and remember to include sources yourself with future edits. Please let me know if you have any questions. GiantSnowman 18:59, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@GiantSnowman: Wasn't that change in line with Scottish contracts apparently ending in May? Robby.is.on (talk) 21:30, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@Robby.is.on: and where was the source saying his contract was going to end/he would leave the club? I had to find one. GiantSnowman 21:33, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@GiantSnowman: Oh, right. Sorry about the noise. I have updated the article for the player's release. Robby.is.on (talk) 08:37, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Information icon Please do not add or change content, as you did at Hamilton Academical F.C., without citing a reliable source. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. GiantSnowman 12:18, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Information icon Please do not add or change content, as you did at Kyle Lafferty, without citing a reliable source. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Mattythewhite (talk) 22:49, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to add unsourced or poorly sourced content, as you did at Duncan Watmore, you may be blocked from editing. Mattythewhite (talk) 17:18, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you add unsourced material to Wikipedia, as you did at Alim Öztürk. Mattythewhite (talk) 18:08, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Stop icon This is your only warning; if you vandalize Wikipedia again, as you did at Alim Öztürk, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Mattythewhite (talk) 16:14, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Infobox timestamps[edit]

Hello, I'm Mattythewhite. Welcome to Wikipedia! I just wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions were not quite right. When updating statistics within the infobox of a footballer, please make sure you update the timestamp at the same time, so that both readers and fellow editors know when the information was last updated.

You can do this by replacing the existing timestamp within the |club-update= or |pcupdate= parameter for club stats, or the |nationalteam-update= or |ntupdate= parameter for international stats. For articles that use a DMY date format, use five tildes (~~~~~), or for MDY dates, use {{subst:mdytime}}. This will generate the specific time the update was made.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you, Mattythewhite (talk) 16:26, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

June 2020[edit]

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 31 hours for persistently adding unsourced or poorly sourced content. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions.
If you think there are good reasons for being unblocked, please read the guide to appealing blocks, then add the following text below the block notice on your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.  Mattythewhite (talk) 09:39, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

July 2020[edit]

Information icon Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Wilfried Zaha. Your edits appear to be disruptive and have been or will be reverted.

Please ensure you are familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, and please do not continue to make edits that appear disruptive. Continued disruptive editing may result in loss of editing privileges. Thank you. Eagleash (talk) 12:13, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Oliver Skipp contract extension[edit]

Hi Angus, hi @Hzh:, please stick to what the source states: Oliver Skipp signed a new contract with a duration of three years with the option of a fourth. It's neither a three-year contract nor a four-year contract. Kind regards, Robby.is.on (talk) 10:50, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

July 2020[edit]

Hi there - Wikipedia relies on reliable sources to verify information, especially about living people. You didn't provide a source for your changes to the Max Stryjek article, but I have found one and added it for you. Please try and remember to include sources yourself with future edits. Please let me know if you have any questions. GiantSnowman 15:07, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

You are still adding unsourced content to articles, this time at Ísak Þorvaldsson. Please only add content if supported by reliable sources. GiantSnowman 19:05, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
You are still doing this, this time at Jordan Kirkpatrick. If you continue I shall seek sanctions against you at WP:ANI. Your failure to communicate is also very concerning. GiantSnowman 18:33, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

I’m not sure how to get links for articles AngusMacintosh (talk) 18:27, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

I am trying my best to update pages, but unsure how to use references or links, sorry for the lack of communication, but could you please tell me how to use references/links. AngusMacintosh (talk) 18:35, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Please see WP:CITE. There is also a Gadget under Preferences called Prove-It that will assist in adding citations]]. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 21:14, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

ANI notification[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. GiantSnowman 20:54, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

July 2020[edit]

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You have been blocked indefinitely from editing certain namespaces ((Article)) for adding unsourced content and failure to WP:ENGAGE.
If you think there are good reasons for being unblocked, please read the guide to appealing blocks, then add the following text below the block notice on your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.  Guy (help!) 22:16, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Angus, we'll be here to help when you're ready to talk and listen. GiantSnowman 10:41, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

I’m not sure what I done wrong to be completely honest AngusMacintosh (talk) 18:24, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

You have repeatedly added content to articles about living people without providing a source for that information. "All content must be cited from reliable sources that are unconnected with the subject and have a reputation for fact checking." To be unblocked, you must show understanding and that you will not add content without citing a source. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 21:09, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok I have read the article and I know what to do now, I will source my edits from now on AngusMacintosh (talk) 21:21, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

What 'articles' have you read? GiantSnowman 14:00, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

The “source” & “reliable source” article AngusMacintosh (talk) 14:08, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

I would suggest that you demonstrate that you understand them. Find an article that needs updated. Explain here what needs updated, what changes you would made, and what reliable sources you would cite to support the change. For the first few edits, you'll probably need to let another editor actually make the change, but once I see that you'll be contributing constructively, then I will support an unblock. —C.Fred (talk) 14:29, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok thanks, but I can’t edit anything due to the fact I’ve been blocked indefinitely. AngusMacintosh (talk) 14:38, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

I think what @C.Fred: is saying is that we would like you to find an article and then explain to us how you would edit it if you could. For what its worth, I'm also happy to support an unblock once we're confident you've cracked it. GiantSnowman 14:48, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok thanks, I’ll try and find one AngusMacintosh (talk) 15:02, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Well for when I update stats I use FotMob or Transfermarkt, and Kieran Gibbs’s stats needs an update so I could link transfermarkt to the references due to the fact I would use that to update his 2019-20 career statistics. AngusMacintosh (talk) 15:06, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Transfermarkt is not a reliable source - and I doubt FootMob is either. Personally I use Soccerway or Soccerbase for stats.
If we unblock you to allow you to make, say, a maximum of 10 edits to articles, do you agree that once you have made 10 edits in total you voluntarily stop so we can discuss what you're doing well and what can be improved, and then see if the block can be lifted properly? I think that is the best way of seeing if you have truly understood. What do you think @JzG, Deepfriedokra, and C.Fred:? If he makes more than 10 edits or is making unconstructive edits then we re-block? GiantSnowman 15:49, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
@GiantSnowman: My idea was to go more the "requested edit" model, which will allow somebody to review the requested edit before it's made rather than clean it up after. And obviously the talk page of the articles could be used for the request; the benefit of requesting here is that we'd see the history in one place. —C.Fred (talk) 16:08, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
Fair, but I'm happy to monitor the edits/mentor the editor if we do it might way, which I think would be more beneficial. Saying is one thing, doing is another. GiantSnowman 16:10, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok sure AngusMacintosh (talk) 17:16, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Any further comments @JzG and C.Fred:. If not I'll unblock. GiantSnowman 10:17, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

GiantSnowman, fine by me Guy (help!) 11:39, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
OK great - Angus, I have unblocked you. As discussed above please limit yourself to an absolute maximum 10 edits, and then we can re-review. GiantSnowman 12:03, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok thanks mate I’ll follow the ten edits rule

Ok thanks mate I’ll follow the ten edits rule AngusMacintosh (talk) 12:16, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

Hi Angus, some feedback on your recent edits:

  • These to Kieran Gibbs - please use an WP:EDITSUMMARY to explain what you are doing and what your source is. I often use 'stats per Soccerway' or 'stats per Soccerbase', for example.
  • These to Yaya Touré - again, please use an edit summary to explain. I appreciate your attempt to reference, but the formatting was not correct, and had to be fixed by another user. At the very basic level, simply use the ref tags and a bare URL, so in that case you would add <ref>url=https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/man-city-barcelona-legend-yaya-21526754</ref> to the article. Please note, however, that the Daily Star is a tabloid paper and therefore not really considered a reliable source.

Please let me know if you have any questions, but these are steps in the right direction. As such I am happy to keep you unblocked and let you edit as normal. Any comments from @JzG, Deepfriedokra, and C.Fred:? GiantSnowman 15:03, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok thanks I’ll take this in for my next edits. AngusMacintosh (talk) 20:09, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Just seen these edits to Michael Doyle - great stuff. The referencing formatting doesn't need to be complex, you can add the bare URL if that's all you have time to do. There are tools such as WP:REFILL which will format the bare URLs for you as well. GiantSnowman 14:29, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
And edit summaries are very welcome. Robby.is.on (talk) 14:32, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

Ok thank you AngusMacintosh (talk) 09:26, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

August 2020[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Egghead06. An edit that you recently made to Eberechi Eze seemed to be a test and has been removed. If you want to practice editing, please use your sandbox. If you think a mistake was made, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! Egghead06 (talk) 05:06, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

His career statistics goals box for Queens Park Rangers adds up to 20 goals. AngusMacintosh (talk) 11:39, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
Good catch, Angus. The table in the article hadn't been fully updated. I've fixed that so it shows 20 goals. —C.Fred (talk) 14:58, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Ok thanks AngusMacintosh (talk) 16:22, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

September 2020[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Regarding your edits to Alfie Mawson, please use the preview button before you save your edit; this helps you find any errors you have made and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history, as well as helping prevent edit conflicts. Below the edit box is a Show preview button. Pressing this will show you what the article will look like without actually saving it.

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Okay thanks AngusMacintosh (talk) 20:53, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to vandalize pages by deliberately introducing incorrect information, as you did at Jefferson Lerma, you may be blocked from editing. Mattythewhite (talk) 21:16, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Oh right, it’s because on his career statistics it says that he’s played 10 games less, but it hasn’t been updated since February, sorry for the disruption. AngusMacintosh (talk) 10:12, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Information icon Hello, I'm Egghead06. An edit that you recently made to Jarrod Bowen seemed to be a test and has been removed. If you want to practice editing, please use your sandbox. If you think a mistake was made, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Your edits to the table were incomplete and inaccurate. Egghead06 (talk) 03:10, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi Angus, do please use the preview function if you can. You seem to be editing from a mobile device, I don't know if that functionality is available there? It shouldn't take six edits (like at Krépin Diatta) to make a simple update of caps and stats. Kind regards, Robby.is.on (talk) 22:15, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello Robby.is.on, I do in fact edit via mobile.

I was updating Krepin Diatta’s 2020-21 stats (so far), I was adding a new 2020-21 career statistics, but sometimes it can take a few edits to update the whole thing, especially since his page hadn’t been updated (as far as caps and goals are concerned). Thanks. Angus. AngusMacintosh (talk) 22:28, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

Does the mobile version offer a preview function? It would let you check whether your changes are accurate and complete before publishing them. I know it really helps me with avoiding typos and mistakes – which I both still do make, but considerably less than I would without previewing. ;-) Robby.is.on (talk) 22:33, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

I’ll check if there is, thanks Robby AngusMacintosh (talk) 16:13, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

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