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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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)
|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
Welcome to WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors
"Make it say what it means and mean what it says" – Wikipedia: How to copy 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!
Thank you so much for joining the GOCE, we appreciate it!
March 2020 backlog elimination drive leaderboardEdit
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, 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)|
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)
- 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.
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
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
DYK for Lake PowayEdit
Teahouse request for commentsEdit
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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)|