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Welcome to my talk page I use the name Cullen328 on Wikipedia, but you can call me "Jim" because that's my real first name. If you want to start a new conversation, please click "New section" at the top of this page. I keep the old comments from July and August of 2009 that follow the "Contents" here, because these friendly words of greeting made me feel welcome when I first started editing Wikipedia.

The importance of a friendly greeting

Hello and welcome to my talk page. If you want to start a new conversation, please click "New section" at the top of this page. I keep the comments that follow from July and August of 2009 readily visible, because these friendly words of greeting made me feel welcome here on Wikipedia when I first started editing. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:38, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Please offer your thoughts

I would appreciate comments and suggestions on any contributions I make. I am learning.Cullen328 (talk) 03:22, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Nice work on Jules Eichorn. He's been needing an article for a while.   Will Beback  talk  06:28, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
If I may suggest, now that you've posted the Eichorn article the draft below might be deleted. It's your talk page to do with as you like, but it's a bit hard to edit around.
As for formatting and pictures, a good way to learn is to look around at other articles to see what you think looks best. It can be helpful to break up long blocks of text into subsections. Perhaps it'd be possible to split the biography into two or three eras. Other than that, the formatting is usually kept fairly plain. As for photos, it's easy to upload them: the trick is in finding photos with appropriate licensing. If you have any personal photos then those'd be fine. There are might be pictures of the peaks he did first ascents on in the Wikicommons. File:Cathedral Peak.png is a so-so pic of Eichorn Pinnacle.
As before, feel free to ask if you have any questions. There are several editors here who are mountaineers or just admirers of the Sierra, so you're in good company.   Will Beback  talk  21:13, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
PS: Many editors create "sandbox" pages for drafting articles. For example, User talk:Cullen328/Sandbox.   Will Beback  talk  00:17, 1 August 2009


Your climber biographies

Hey Jim, just wanted to say welcome and thanks for your contributions to the Sierra Nevada climbing history articles. You're filling a niche that's been missing here, I look forward to working with you. --Justin (talk) 11:54, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

I'll second that. Nice work on Allen Steck and welcome to Wikipedia. I don't know who you are planning to write up next but if your taking requests I think Peter Croft (climber) could really use a page. If you ever have any questions please ask. Thanks again for your great additions.--OMCV (talk) 02:25, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Justin and OMCV. I am beginning work on Tom Frost and Glen Dawson. Comments on Norman Clyde would be welcomed. I will defintely read up on Peter Croft, OMCV. I am still "learning the ropes" in Wikipedia, to use a climbing analogy, and have all sorts of things in mind. My biggest challenge right now is getting permission to use images. My next biggest challenge is hiking to the top of Mt. Whitney with my wife in ten days - she's never been above 12,000 feet except for the train ride up Pikes Peak. As she's 56 and developing arthritis in her toes, it will be an accomplishment if she (and I) complete the Class 1 feat. Jim Heaphy (talk) 02:34, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Debra and I made it to the summit of Mt. Whitney at 2:20 PM on Friday, September 11. Jim Heaphy (talk) 00:59, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

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Adding cover imagesEdit

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your response. I fully agree with your rationale - but how do I "just do it"? I've gone to one of the image pages and tried to update the summary and licensing info (adapted from another album page from the same band), and was greeted with a rapid deletion message. The code I used was as follows:

SummaryEdit

Media data and Non-free use rationale
Description Far Skies Deep Time cover
Author or
copyright owner
Big Big Train
Source (WP:NFCC#4) http://www.bigbigtrain.com/pics/covers/fsdt.jpg
Use in article (WP:NFCC#7) Far Skies Deep Time
Purpose of use in article (WP:NFCC#8) to serve as the primary means of visual identification at the top of the article dedicated to the work in question.
Not replaceable with
free media because
(WP:NFCC#1)
n.a.
Minimal use (WP:NFCC#3) Official album cover artwork from the artist's website
Respect for
commercial opportunities
(WP:NFCC#2)
n.a.
Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Far Skies Deep Time//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Cullen328

As your optional poll has closed....Edit

2016 Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon @ CCAEdit

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Please join us at the California College of the Arts' Simpson Library on Saturday March 5, 2016,
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--Circa73 (talk)

Bay Area WikiSalon series kickoff, April 27Edit

Please join us in San Francisco!
 
Panel discussion at a recent Wikipedia & Journalism event.

The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts in the San Francisco Bay Area will gather to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. We have two brief presentations lined up for our kickoff event in downtown San Francisco:

  • The Nueva Upper School recently hosted the first ever high school Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We will hear what interests them about Wikipedia, what they have learned so far, and what they hope to achieve.
  • Photojournalist Kris Schreier Lyseggen, author of The Women of San Quentin: The Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons, will tell us about her work and how she researched the topic.

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. We will have beverages and light snacks.

Please note: You must register here, and bring a photo ID that matches your registration name. The building policy is strict on this point.

For further details, see here: Wikipedia:Bay Area WikiSalon, April 2016

We hope to see you -- and until then, happy editing! - Pete, Ben & Wayne

Interview invitation from a Wikipedia researcher in University of MinnesotaEdit

Hello Cullen328,

I am Bowen Yu, a Ph.D. student from GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Currently, we are undertaking a study about turnover (editors leaving and joining) in WikiProjects within Wikipedia. We are trying to understand the effects of member turnovers in the WikiProject group, in terms of the group performance and member interaction, with a purpose of learning how to build successful online communities in future. More details about our project can be found on this meta-wiki page.

I notice you are active in activities related to project page and project talk page, so I wonder if I could invite you for an interview if you are interested in our study and willing to share your experience with us. The interview will be about 30 - 45 minutes via phone, Skype or Google Hangout. You will receive a $10 gift card as compensation afterwards.

Please reach me at bowen@cs.umn.edu if you are interested or have any questions.

Thank you,

Bowen

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Wishing you a Charlie Russell Christmas,
Cullen328!
"Here's hoping that the worst end of your trail is behind you
That Dad Time be your friend from here to the end
And sickness nor sorrow don't find you."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1926.
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2017 Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon @ CCAEdit

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Little NoticeEdit

Hey, you were the blocking admin on Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/IncidentArchive1018#User:Lmatt_and_Disruptive_Editing. I just wanted to ask you if you'd watch his interaction now that he's auto-unbanned. He seems to be getting back to old habits. (I would've posted this on ANI but it has already been closed and moved to archive.) Gwen Hope (talk) (contrib) 22:17, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

I have blocked the editor for one week. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:00, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
As is your purview. Honestly I'm surprised. I just asked you to watch him, but it seems you feel it was important to nip it in the bud. Gwen Hope (talk) (contrib) 00:39, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Your assessment is correct. When someone returns from a block and immediately resumes the pattern of behavior that led to the block, I believe that a longer block is the only way effective way to convince that editor to shift their behavior in a more positive direction. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:44, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Anyway,   Thank you for your expedient action. Gwen Hope (talk) (contrib) 00:48, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

My apologies to have to bring this to your attention again, Mr. Cullen. Another editor brought it to my attention that it seems like the pattern has re-emerged. Please continue to monitor. Gwen Hope (talk) (contrib) 13:51, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

ARBCOMEdit

I don't recall you and I interacting a great deal, but I have seen some great work come out of your efforts. It was suggested to me recently that I simply 'go ask' the precious few folks I'd want, if they would consider running for Arbcom this year. So I am asking. Would you consider it? Or has that been asked and answered somewhere I haven't seen? — Ched (talk) 03:22, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

@Ched: Someone did ask him, up above. I'm hoping you get a different answer though. In all seriousness, Cullen, there's only a handful of people I would trust to do the job, and you're one of them; I'd vote for you without hesitation. Vanamonde (Talk) 04:22, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Ched and Vanamonde93, I am honored by your words of support. Thank you. I gave Carrite my honest answer in the conversation above. To summarize, I do not have the time to do the job right in 2019-2020. If you want my list of 19 reasons why, send me an email. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:30, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
You'd certainly have my support if ever you change your mind. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 10:59, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
I respect that. One of the many reasons I've refused to run is that I wouldn't have time I believe is necessary to do the position justice, and giving it anything less isn't fair to the community or to case parties. Vanamonde (Talk) 21:46, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Can a WP account be hacked?Edit

Out of pure curiosity I checked Lmatt's contributions. I noticed the account became active in 2005, some periods of silence, a few edits in 2017 and 2019 and then they came on like gangbusters in 2019. Most of the edits had to do with Gun laws (i. national and nternational) causing me to muse of an association with the NRA (irrelevant), HoweverLmat became very active and disruptive over the subject of LGBTQ and Transgender which leads me to speculate that this sudden and dramatic shift in attention might indicate a hacking of an account. I am fully aware that editors can do the same to me, check my contributions and form a picture of who I am and my interests. Puzzling to say the least though,as I am very eclectic, as is my personal library.Oldperson (talk) 21:40, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Oldperson. Thanks for your insights. I had not looked that far back in their editing history. Yes, if the password for an account is compromised, then in theory another person could take control of the account. Practically, that would seem to be a bad way to edit, unless the first person had died or was incapacitated or was complicit in handing over control of the account. It is hard to see the benefit unless the account had advanced permissions, such as being an administrator. It is so easy to set up an account and get autoconfirmed, what would be the benefit of such a scheme? By the way, several administrator accounts have been hacked, which allows much more serious disruption to take place for a few minutes as opposed to a commonplace troll account. That indicates the importance of good password security.
I took a closer look at their edit history and note that in addition to gender controversies and gun rights, they have also edited concerning Bitcoin, libertarianism and electrical standards. But you are correct that they opened the account in 2005, barely edited until 2011-2012 when their usage was very heavy for a few months, then disappeared again until late 2018. In the end, I do not know what to think. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:21, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for checking. Strange behavior to say the least. Like you I don't know what to think either. To me it is like someone who is a devout vegetarian, suddenly becoming addicted to Big Macs.Oldperson (talk) 22:27, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
@Cullen328: when you said what would be the benefit of such a scheme I realize that the account in question isn't just autoconfirmed. He has ECU permissions, which has made a lot of the recent disruptions more hard to prevent. Regardless, it would require a CheckUser to analyze in any capacity. Gwen Hope (talk) (contrib) 00:15, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
Gwenhope, minor thing, but you never have to ping someone at their own talkpage, it has no effect. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 13:24, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

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Threat you madeEdit

Though it's not 100% clear to me what you wished to warn me about, this threat was not called for. Please don't threaten other users like that with unclear aspersions bordering on a personal attack. Also, as you & I so well know after all these years, article talk pages are for article content, not for attacks of any kind on other users. My question is about article content. It's perfectly normal to ask other interested users if they've seen any more reliable coverage of something that has been commented on in a major news coverage. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 14:30, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

I did not threaten you, SergeWoodzing. Instead,I gave you a warning regarding the important policy Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons, which applies everywhere on Wikipedia including talk pages. A warning is not a threat. Please re-read the policy, which says:
"Be very firm about the use of high-quality sources. All quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged must be supported by an inline citation to a reliable, published source. Contentious material about living persons (or, in some cases, recently deceased) that is unsourced or poorly sourced—whether the material is negative, positive, neutral, or just questionable—should be removed immediately and without waiting for discussion. Users who persistently or egregiously violate this policy may be blocked from editing."
You were speculating on Wikipedia, expressing concern about this person's state of mind without offering any specific sources, but rather based on something vague you think you heard on TV but can't remember where. That is simply not allowed. There was nothing at all unclear about my warning, and there were no personal attacks nor aspersions. Simply follow BLP policy scrupulously, and all will be well. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 15:42, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Seems like a legitimate warning. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 15:47, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
I acknowledge the warning though I still find it unclear as to scope as well as intention. There has been a lot of contentious argument and even bullying on that talk page, as I see it, so perhaps I over-reacted. I also see several other posts there, not by me, which in my mind could be addressed as more serious BLP problems that a report that the girl looks frightened.
It is up to a person who receives what he/she perceives as a threat to perceive it naturally according to his/her own standards. Nobody can tell anyone else how it would be correct to feel. Before you go about passing out warnings (warned, and with what possible consequences?) to old, experienced strictly good faith users like me, you might want to keep that in mind, or at least appeal to an administrator to assist you.
Very well aware of everything regarding BLP issues, I have addressed violations many times myself. Rest assured. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 16:09, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
I am an administrator, SergeWoodzing, so I saw no need to consult another administrator. As for the consequences, BLP policy is clear on that: "Users who persistently or egregiously violate this policy may be blocked from editing." I did not read the entire talk page. I read only the fresh section that you created, and responded to that. The scope of the warning is BLP policy and my intention is to persuade you to refrain from unsourced speculation about living people. You made a mistake. Just move on and do not repeat the mistake, and as I said above, all will be well. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 16:19, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I looked for a box on your page and neglected to read the categories. I also thought what I wrote there would be taken as a request for help in sourcing an item that I think could be significant for the article. Having mentioned the news coverage and asked for more input, I thought that was clear enough. Thus, your warning caught me by surprise, not (as I see it) red-handed in "egregiously" violating policy. Sorry I wasn't clearer in that post. Do I need to edit it more, or are you satisfied with the way it looks now? --SergeWoodzing (talk) 16:30, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
I think we are through here, SergeWoodzing. Let's move on. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:12, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

Socking accusationsEdit

In the last 24 hours Cassianto’s repeatedly accused me of sockpuppetry [1][2][3] and unfortunately (for you who have better things to do) you’re probably the best person to see that it doesn’t happen again. And in case you notice the other random accusation, no I did not make fun of anyone’s dyslexia [4]. EEng 16:43, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

EEng, because there is clearly bad blood between the two of you, I recommend that you make a determined effort to stay away from Cassianto. It would also be a very good thing if you refrained from discussing EC, and I don't mean extended confirmed.
I will also ask Cassianto to stay away from you as well, and to limit sock accusations to SPI.
Both of you are productive editors with idiosyncracies. The encyclopedia does not need a lengthy feud. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:10, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I can’t speak for him but there’s no bad blood as far as I’m concerned, and I have never engaged this person except through inadvertence or his own initiative. As you know I can take care of myself, and fear no challenge or scrutiny, but sockpuppetry accusations are special. EEng 19:07, 22 September 2019 (UTC)

NoticeEdit

  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Topic Ban Request: TakuyaMurata. Hasteur (talk) 23:54, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

New message from Mac HenniEdit

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I'd like to talk to you about the page you deleted. I need some more explanation on why. Maccore Henni Mii! Pictochat Mii! 19:36, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

I have responded on your user talk page, Mac Henni. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:32, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Among the LostEdit

I think you want to read this novel, though you may need to hold on to an emotional support animal. You too, Mandarax. Drmies (talk) 03:25, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the recommendation, Drmies. I've got my wife and her teddy bear in bed with me every night. Her thing, not mine. But right now I am watching Dwight Yoakum and Emmylou Harris on the TV set. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:38, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
I love Emmylou Harris. Drmies (talk) 13:52, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Kate DoverEdit

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Voluntary interaction banEdit

Hi Cullen. You recently requested Eeng stayed away from Cassianto (and vice versa). Could you request, in the same uncertain terms, the same between Eeng and I? A week or so ago he decided to mock a misspelling I made on NewYorkBrad's talk page. I told him I have mild dyslexia, and not to be puerile. Today he's been a pain in the arse about trying to mock another misspelling (see Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#User: SchroCat), and edit warred to re-add it when several people have removed it and asked him not to add it. There's no good reason for him to be so obnoxious, and a ban on any interaction would be most welcome (two-way, obviously). Cheers – SchroCat (talk) 18:44, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Hello, SchroCat. I see that EEng has been blocked. In the hope of not inflaming things, I will wait until the block has expired before discussing this matter with that editor. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:31, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
That's great - thanks very much. - SchroCat (talk) 06:56, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – October 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (September 2019).

  Guideline and policy news

  • Following a discussion, a new criterion for speedy category renaming was added: C2F: One eponymous article, which applies if the category contains only an eponymous article or media file, provided that the category has not otherwise been emptied shortly before the nomination. The default outcome is an upmerge to the parent categories.

  Technical news

  • As previously noted, tighter password requirements for Administrators were put in place last year. Wikipedia should now alert you if your password is less than 10 characters long and thus too short.

  Arbitration

  Miscellaneous

  • The Community Tech team has been working on a system for temporarily watching pages, and welcomes feedback.

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Please comment on Talk:Adam Leitman BaileyEdit

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May I post here material to get your judgment as regards my schools ban?Edit

You warned me here to be cautious about editing the article on seminary training, and invited me to discuss the matter here. Could posting on this talk page what would be my addition to Optatam Totius to get your opinion on it, in itself be a violation of my ban? Jzsj (talk) 13:29, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

In my opinion, any edits to that article would be a violation of your topic ban. You can ask for clarification of the ban, but posting new content would be a violation. The key phrase is "broadly construed" and that definitely includes seminary education, Jzsj. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 15:26, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your quick reply. One more question, would translating [Guiseppe Alberigo] be a violation of my ban? Jzsj (talk) 15:30, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Jzsj, in my opinion, translating that biography would be fine. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 15:46, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

How to name this articleEdit

Sorry for bothering you. I want to start an article about a murder (please see Wikipedia:Requested articles/Other#21 May 2006 A murder in Beijing). But I don't know how to name it. Do you have any idea? -- Thedarkknightli (talk) 09:50, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Thedarkknightli. The article should be named according to how English language sources describe the crime. I have my doubts that there should be an article unless this crime has received ongoing coverage over the years. While tragic, murders are relatively commonplace. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:11, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
@Cullen328: Thanks. Well, I can't find any article about it in English on the Internet although many people have talked about it in China. There are many websites which have articles about it. But if the article shouldn't be created on Wikipedia, I'll give up. -- Thedarkknightli (talk) 17:59, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

User:TAPCLAPgamefansince2018Edit

Smells like an Incorrigble Troll sock. a) The behavior, and b) a lot of IT socks have some sort of sport or gaming reference in the title. I have started a sockpuppet investigation. pbp 13:58, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, Purplebackpack89. For what it's worth, this charming person posted multiple death threats against me and my family on Simple English Wikipedia, after I blocked the account here. . Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:14, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, the puppetmaster went after me both here and on WikiMedia, trying to get me globally banned. pbp 22:34, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Well, you and I are still here, Purplebackpack89, and that person isn't. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:38, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Sincere ThanksEdit

Hi Jim: I followed a link on my watch list to this page and am very impressed to see your greeting. I just want you to know, that as I mature as an editor,I look back on our interactions, and have come to appreciate your advice and guidance, tough as it was at times. You have helped, it all helps, though I am still as feisty as ever, like the scorpion who stung the frog, it is my nature. And old persons like myself can't help but grousing, age and infirmity is no excuse, all in all I strive to become a better editor. Regards and thanks Oldperson (talk) 20:18, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

PS I am self aware enough to realize that age alone does not equal maturity.Oldperson (talk) 20:18, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

I really appreciate your comments, Oldperson. This 67 year old thinks that you are doing very well under the circumstances. I wish you the very best. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 20:49, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Adam Leitman BaileyEdit

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book coverEdit

Hi Jim

Thanks for letting me know that non free use rationales for book covers can only be used for articles, rather than for biographical articles about the author.

Are there any templates which cover book covers for biographical articles I could follow?

Thanks for any advice you can give. I already had one attempt at uploading the cover deleted :(


GoldAggar (talk) 17:10, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello GoldAggar. Policy does not allow the use of non-free book covers in author biographies. Sorry. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 18:24, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for clarifying that for me! GoldAggar (talk) 09:25, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

A multi user accountEdit

I don'tknow where to go with this,but it appears that this is a multi user account. It is humanely impossible for one person to be so active on any given day, it is professional and focused on N Korea/China. It is a new account that started about12 July 2019. and they are already at an edit level of proficiency that makes anyone envious, even creating an article (stub) that passed on it's first go, then nominating an article for GA. It appears to be a mainland China operation. Care to take a look, tell me if I am seeing things?Oldperson (talk) 16:53, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Oldperson. This editor's maximum monthly edit count is 651. I have had more edits per month than that many times over the years, sometimes over 1000 per month. I wrote my first new article within my first month of editing, and several more new articles in the weeks that followed. The account is quiet during normal sleep times and is not a 24 hour a day operation. This person has made a number of errors of the sort that might be expected of a new editor. They have been editing a very high profile article Xi Jinping without any major problems that I know of. The GA nomination failed. There is no prohibition on people from the People's Republic of China editing, and I notice that this editor also works on Japanese topics as well as Korean topics. Can you identify anything specifically problematic with the editor's work? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:18, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I have no problems. You have addressed my concerns.What grabbed my attention was the number of edits in a day, and over varied subjects. Apparently this is my problem. I am just not that swift, smart,educated, informed, maybe some jealousy. I knew that I could depend on your expertise, that's why I asked you. Thanks.Oldperson (talk) 19:23, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Jeffrey EpsteinEdit

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How to delete a file on wikimedia commonsEdit

Hi I am new to wikipedia and i want to know how to delete a file i uploaded on wikimedia commons — Preceding unsigned comment added by Noreenkhan988 (talkcontribs) 16:10, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello, Noreenkhan988. Please read Commons: Deletion requests. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:18, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Very SorryEdit

Hi Jim/Cullen328 - I just wanted to say that I'm very sorry for your loss of Dexter. 12 years is a long time to grow attached to a good friend. He(?) looks as though it would have been very easy to get attached. All my best to you and your wife in the tough days ahead. — Ched (talk) 05:02, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your kind words, Ched. Actually, he came to us in 2012 at age 5 as a visitor for a couple of months. He stayed seven years until his sudden death this morning, and was an exceptionally well behaved and loving dog. We are heartbroken. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:44, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

2019 US Banknote ContestEdit

  US Banknote Contest  
November-December 2019

There are an estimated 30,000 different varieties of United States banknotes, yet only a fraction of these are represented on Wikimedia Commons in the form of 2D scans. Additionally, Colonial America, the Confederate States, the Republic of Texas, multiple states and territories, communities, and private companies have issued banknotes that are in the public domain today but are absent from Commons.

In the months of November and December, WikiProject Numismatics will be running a cross-wiki upload-a-thon, the 2019 US Banknote Contest. The goal of the contest is to increase the number of US banknote images available to content creators on all Wikimedia projects. Participants will claim points for uploading and importing 2D scans of US banknotes, and at the end of the contest all will receive awards. Whether you want to claim the Gold Wiki or you just want to have fun, all are invited to participate.


If you do not want to receive invitations to future US Banknote Contests, follow the instructions here

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