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Regarding your comment at WP:AIV[edit]

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New page patrol[edit]

When you tag a new page for cleanup or deletion, like you did with REEEEEEEE, please make sure it is also mark as reviewed. Thanks. --I dream of horses If you reply here, please ping me by adding {{Ping|I dream of horses}} to your message. (talk to me) (contributions) @ 03:15, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Ah, ok. I actually wasn't in that view when I nominated it (and didn't see the button). I'll do that in the future, thanks! --Pokechu22 (talk) 03:16, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

188.31.7.154's talk page[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you recently reverted the IP's edit(s) on thei talk page. Per WP:REMOVED, "Policy does not prohibit users, whether registered or unregistered users, from removing comments from their own talk pages, although archiving is preferred. The removal of material from a user page is normally taken to mean that the user has read and is aware of its contents. There is no need to keep them on display and usually users should not be forced to do so.". Per WP:OWNTALK, "Although archiving is preferred, users may freely remove comments from their own talk pages. Users may also remove some conten". There was no reason to edit war for restoring the warnings when the IP didn't want to keep them. Please keep this in mind next time. Callmemirela {Talk} 18:31, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I was actually trying to find what policies there were relating to blanking talk pages a few minutes ago (but was unable to do so). I'll keep that in mind in the future. --Pokechu22 (talk) 18:35, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Good job, though[edit]

Hi there! I ended up checking your talk page after a user mistakenly wrote to me instead of you (probably because they somehow clicked on my talk link from the welcome message I left you, or something). Anyway, I noticed that so far all we've done is to tell you what you're doing wrong -- so I just wanted to encourage you not to let that get to you. Wikipedia can be an incredibly complex place to volunteer your time, and I hope that we're not scaring you off or anything. Please feel free to ask me any questions you have (and don't forget to {{ping}} me if you write here). —Darkwind (talk) 23:21, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Wasp (comics)[edit]

I'm not so sure that User:69.123.55.110 edited the article to address the overly detailed message. The content was moved without attribution to Janet van Dyne. Attribution is necessary per WP:COPYWITHIN. — JJMC89(T·E·C) 03:16, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

@JJMC89: Hm. That's more complicated than most of the stuff I've been dealing with. I don't think the template-based replies cover that; do you think you can explain to @69.123.55.110 what exactly needs to be done? (I'm not exactly sure either) --Pokechu22 (talk) 05:56, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
The issue needs to be discussed at Talk:Wasp (comics). In order to do what 69.123.55.110 was doing, Wasp (comics) would need to be moveed to Janet van Dyne for the page history to remain intact. Consensus needs to be obtained first though. — JJMC89(T·E·C) 18:14, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Himachal Pradesh[edit]

The previous statement about cereals didn't have a source. It is very well known that hashish cultivation is important in Himachal Pradesh. In particular, I am suspicious about an article which states an Indian region is very prosperous, relatively, based solely on hydroelectric dams, tourism and agriculture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.15.31.145 (talk) 02:06, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Alright, I guess it probably is accurate. It still would be helpful to find a source. A quick search makes it seem likely, but I don't really know enough about that subject to make full decisions. As for the statement on cereals, it is sourced in the main article, Economy of Himachal Pradesh. I've copied over that source to the main article. --Pokechu22 (talk) 02:22, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Oops, forgot to add a ping. Should give you a notification now. @151.15.31.145: --Pokechu22 (talk) 03:18, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you for citation fix[edit]

Thank you for your citation fix on one of the articles I was working on for my university assignment. I had much trouble trying to fix this issue and my university teachers were quite confused with the problem too. I've finished the editting the article now but you've saved me a lot of headache as I am very new to Wikipedia editing. Thank you again! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lche0142 (talkcontribs) 04:48, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Glad to help, @Lche0142:! Here's an explanation of each problem I fixed in my edit:
  1. 97816160822601616082267 isn't a valid ISBN, but actually two separate ISBNs merged together (9781616082260 and 1616082267), both of which mean the same thing (one is the newer ISBN-13, the other is the older ISBN-10; the last digit differs due to different check digit algorithms; more info in the ISBN article). I've been looking for pages with ISBN errors lately (using Category:Pages with ISBN errors) and that's how I spotted the article.
  2. The url field needs the protocol to be specified (https:// in this case, but there could be cases where ftp is used for example)
  3. The doi field only needs the text after the url, so 10.2968/059001011 instead of https://doi.org/10.2968/059001011. The reference template automatically links it.
  4. The date field wants a date formatted per MOS:DATES, which doesn't include slash-based dates.
  5. Lastly, The named reference ":0" was defined multiple times with different content happened due to two references having the same name. Help:Cite errors/Cite error references duplicate key explains how that happens, but since you're using the visual editor, I don't think the names show up anywhere. I think that can only be fixed from the source editor (which I did by changing the reference name to :4, which wasn't used by anything else). I don't use the visual editor myself, so there may be a way to set reference names in it that I just don't know of, though.
Hope this helps with any future problems! --Pokechu22 (talk) 05:53, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

ISBN error[edit]

Thanks for the fix on Synonym. It turns out that the ISBN listed on the copyright page of the book didn't include the check digit, though the one printed on the back cover (with the bar code) did. I should have noticed that it was too short! Thanks again, --Macrakis (talk) 14:36, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

"Django's Gypsies" ISBN problem[edit]

Hi Pokechu22, I was interested in your statement and recent edit on the page Gypsy jazz:

  • Ian Cruickshank (1994): Django's Gypsies - The Mystique of Django Reinhardt and His People. Ashley Mark Publishing. ISBN 0-872639-06-2, OCLC 32394702 -- other possible ISBNs are 1-872639-06-2 and 0-87263-906-1 but these do not give results on WorldCat --

I believe I added that ISBN from my personal copy that I have in front of me. The same ISBN is given on the copyright page and also the back cover (with spaces instead of dashes, same in both places). I must confess it never occurs to me to wonder whether the printed number is correct, I just write what I see! Thanks for checking. So in this case do we presume that the printed one is incorrect, or maybe that it was never registered? New area for me... Regards Tony 1212 (talk) 19:30, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

@Tony 1212: If it's the one that's printed on there, it's probably fine. ISBNs have a check digit that's designed to detect typos, but sometimes the publisher makes a mistake with it. {{isbn}} performs a check on these and adds pages to Category:Pages with ISBN errors if the check digit doesn't match; I've been keeping watch on that category lately. Normally I try to check them with Google Books, but Django's Gypsies doesn't have a scan there (only two catalog entries). If you've got the book and can confirm that the ISBN is that one, then there isn't anything else that needs to be done (the invalid1=yes parameter moves the page into Category:Pages with listed invalid ISBNs, and I added a link to WorldCat for convenience). Hopefully that helps :) --Pokechu22 (talk) 19:49, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Well, actually, there is one other thing to do; I've been recently making note of such invalid ISBNs over on the Open Library; since you have this book, it might help if you could fill in additional data for its record there (that I just created). --Pokechu22 (talk) 19:54, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks Pokechu22, I do not have a login for Open Library, probably do not want one :) but I can confirm the book's dimensions - A4 (30 x 21 cm nominal). There is a description of the book on the inside cover etc. but it is probably copyright - same on other sites (Amazon or wherever), so probably best not to copy this in... Cheers Tony Tony 1212 (talk) 20:11, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Description on Amazon here - although you have probably already visited that page. I don't know where their stated date of 1997 comes from, though, possibly a reprint or just an error. Cheers Tony Tony 1212 (talk) 23:05, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your help on ISBN problems[edit]

Thanks for helping with the ISBN numbers. I am a *real* stickler for accuracy, and insist that at least the numbers are accurate. 170.75.140.124 (talk) 23:27, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Internazionale (magazine) moved to draftspace[edit]

An article you recently created, Internazionale (magazine), does not have enough sources and citations as written to remain published. It needs more citations from reliable, independent sources. (?) Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, please click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of the page. Mccapra (talk) 12:14, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

@Mccapra: I don't plan on improving that draft. If there's a way to delete it, I'm fine with it, since the only content is my own rough translation from French (though the only one I see in WP:CSD is after letting it languish 6 months; it doesn't fit under X2 since it's not a pure machine translation). I only created it to resolve a dead link next to some other error in an article. For whatever reason, I do see two citations on Internazionale (disambiguation), though. --Pokechu22 (talk) 17:33, 6 July 2020 (UTC)