Welcome!Edit

Hello, Alan Islas, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially your edits to Power factor. 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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Thanks so much for your friendly welcome User:Kvng. Looking forward to start editing! Alan Islas (talk) 07:45, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

February 2020Edit

  Hello, I'm OnePt618. Your recent edit to Time appears to have added incorrect information, so I removed it for now. If you believe the information was correct, please cite a reliable source or discuss your change on the article's talk page. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. -- φ OnePt618Talk φ 05:48, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Barnstar AwardEdit

  The E=mc² Barnstar
For exceptional boldness in tackling a very deep and challenging article like Time, I award you the E=mc2 Barnstar. Keep up the great work! -- φ OnePt618Talk φ 07:35, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you User:OnePt618, my first barnstar!! I'm trying to become a more committed editor and this is very encouraging and appreciated.

Welcome to the GOCE!Edit

Hello Alan Islas and welcome to the Guild of Copy Editors! We are glad that you have decided to help us in our mission to improve grammar on the English Wikipedia! Here are some links that you might find helpful to get started on your copy-editing journey!

You can help out here if you already have considerable English copy-editing skills or start out here to gain experience.

Thank you so much for joining the GOCE, we appreciate it!

For the GOCE, Puddleglum 2.0 16:57, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Puddleglum2.0, I am looking forward to contributing to the valuable work of the GOCE! Alan Islas (talk) 11:01, 8 February 2020 (UTC)


March 2020 backlog elimination drive leaderboardEdit

Hey, I saw you edited 2 5k+ word articles! Great work! You may want to edit your stats on the leaderboard. :) --Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬📝) 21:06, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Tenryuu 🐲 !! This is my first time participating in a drive so I'm still somewhat unsure about the process. I fixed the word count in my section in the Totals, since I hadn't been able to get the page size script working until now. Quite a bit less but that's ok, now I have the script and can report accurately.

About editing my stats in the leaderboard, do you mean not just in the Totals section, but actually adding my name and stats to the "Gold Star Award Leaderboard"? Your guidance and encouragement is very much appreciated!

Alan Islas (talk) 04:56, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Alan Islas, yeah, I'm talking about the gold star leaderboard. Think you'll upset the current rankings once you put your stats in there. Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬📝) 05:22, 10 March 2020 (UTC)


March 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Alan Islas for copy edits totaling over 20,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 21:59, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for helping to reduce the copy-editing backlog by 75% in one month! – Reidgreg (talk) 21:59, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Reidgreg, this was my first Drive it was a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the next one! Alan Islas (talk) 22:52, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

You're welcome! We'll probably be having a themed one-week blitz in another week. Watch for this link to turn blue to sign up! (Or you can go to that empty page location and put it on your watchlist.) – Reidgreg (talk) 11:44, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Joseph SanchezEdit

Hello! Just a heads up that I deleted earlier copyvio items on the above page, and asked an admin to rev-del the history. I don't think this will affect your recent edits, but here's the heads up.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 16:02, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi ThatMontrealIP, thanks for letting me know! I'm going to at least re-do a small draft of the parts that were deleted, but without the copyvio issues. --Alan Islas (talk) 17:00, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
OK! you will have to look offsite for them (peoplepill.com etc) as they have been revision deleted from the history by an admin.ThatMontrealIP (talk) 17:04, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Just added a little bit more on top of what you did. Thanks again! --Alan Islas (talk) 17:31, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
Hello Alan Islas, I incorporated the first three citations you listed, and added a bit more info to the article. When I find a moment, will try to add more. Glad ThatMontrealIP resolved the copyvio issues. Netherzone (talk) 17:26, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
Hi Netherzone, glad to see the decision was "keep", even though I voted twice without even realizing it was wrong! It was good working with you and ThatMontrealIP on this. I will also try to add to the article going forward, for example it would be nice to include an image of his art, if one could be found without copyright issues. Perhaps if I ever go to New Mexico or Alberta I could take some pictures! --Alan Islas (talk) 03:26, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Carnival of São PauloEdit

Thank you for a decency to ask. Nowadays wikipedias enhanced with twinkle and such act like bots without talking and thinking.

This partilular event is really notable in Brazil, please take a look at its ptwiki page. Carnival of São Paulo even has a page at the Brazil government site ("paulistano" is the adjective for Sao Paulo). Unfortunately I dont know portuguese and it remains to wait for a samba aficionado to write this article. It was my fault that I did not add any references, adding now.

In the future in cases of doubt please always check interwikilink and see if other wikipedias demonstrate notability. Staszek Lem (talk) 17:33, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your response Staszek Lem, I should have looked more closely, my bad.

It is quite a commitment but might attempt a translation, starting from a machine translation. Not sure if with my knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese dictionaries I could do a good enough job. In any case, I would work on it (slowly) offline or in my sandbox before publishing anything. --Alan Islas (talk) 23:09, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

May 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The (modern) Guild of Copy Editors Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Alan Islas for copy edits totaling over 40,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE May 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Tdslk (talk) 04:17, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Long Articles, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Alan Islas for copyediting 3 long articles during the GOCE May 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Tdslk (talk) 04:17, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Emilio López Zamora damEdit

 On 16 July 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Emilio López Zamora dam, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Emilio López Zamora dam in Ensenada, Baja California, almost overflowed on March 4, 1978? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Emilio López Zamora dam), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Guerillero | Parlez Moi 00:02, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Copyright infringementEdit

 

I can see that you are a new editor, but you need to know that Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously. You must not copy and paste text from sources you find on the web into articles as you did in the article Lake Poway. I have removed the infringing text and rephrased some other sentences, but the material you copied is subject to copyright, as is almost everything on the web, and when creating or expanding articles, you should completely rewrite the information from the source using your own words. It would have been very embarrassing if this copyvio had come to light when the article was featured on the main page as a DYK! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 06:39, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Cwmhiraeth for finding and fixing this issue. I copy pasted from the sources and then worked on rephrasing the text. But I see now that this is a mistake, since oversights can be made and sentences or even whole sections left unchanged. I will take this to heart, and be more careful going forward. Regards, --Alan Islas (talk) 13:55, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

Your thread has been archivedEdit

 

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DYK for Lake PowayEdit

 On 2 August 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lake Poway, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the bond issue for building Lake Poway (pictured) had to be voted on three times before it was approved? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lake Poway. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lake Poway), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:01, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Teahouse request for commentsEdit

I offered an opinion (as a question) to your comments at the Teahouse -- Otr500 (talk) 15:21, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Your thread has been archivedEdit

 

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July 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Alan Islas for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE July 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Tdslk (talk) 18:10, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Pappajohn Sculpture ParkEdit

 On 13 August 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Pappajohn Sculpture Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that people used to drive by John and Mary Pappajohn's house to look at the sculptures in their yard before they were donated for the Pappajohn Sculpture Park? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pappajohn Sculpture Park. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Pappajohn Sculpture Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Wug·a·po·des 00:33, 10 August 2020 (UTC) 00:01, 13 August 2020 (UTC)

DYK for Verraco of the bridgeEdit

 On 29 August 2020, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Verraco of the bridge, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that an Iron Age bull statue known as the verraco of the bridge was thrown into the Tormes river in 1834, and stayed there for more than 30 years? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Verraco of the bridge. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Verraco of the bridge), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 12:02, 29 August 2020 (UTC)