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A cheeseburger for you!Edit

  Thank you for all your work at Portal:Current events so far. Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 00:56, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Wall Street JournalEdit

Hi. The Wall Street Journal is effectively subscriber-only. Get some 'free' articles but not for a month like other media, it's for a much longer time. Haven't been able to read WSJ since late August. Don't have idea when (or if, unlikely) they'll let me in again. Anyway, added second reference to Turkey story. RaqiwasSushi (talk) 19:58, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

barnstarEdit

  The Current Events Barnstar
I had just finished writing Malheur incident and was heading over to nominate it for In the News and was pleasantly surprised to find you'd already handled that - thank you! LavaBaron (talk) 11:47, 3 January 2016 (UTC)

2016 Nevada wildfireEdit

Once a speedy deletion tag is placed on an article such as 2016 Nevada wildfire, it should not be replaced. Instead, WP:PROD or WP:AFD may be used to discuss the article further. --Jax 0677 (talk) 20:12, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

List of California wildfires & Bluecut FireEdit

Heyo! Thanks for adding the Bluecut Fire to the list. I made one change to your addition. I trimmed down the notes dramatically. While I do feel that what you added is of great significance, I feel strongly that it belongs on the article page for the fire itself, not in the notes field. At the moment a "unknown number of structures have been destroyed" according to InciWeb. Once they (or someone else) release good solid number, that should absolutely be included in the table. But specific structures I don't think should go in the list. Otherwise that table is going to blow up! Does that make sense? Let me know your thoughts. Keep up the great work!   --Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 16:34, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Possible copyright violation(s)Edit

Your contributions are appreciated. You are very welcome here. However, I have encountered possible copyright violation(s). Some or all of the content you added in a recent edit to 2016 clown sightings in this edit(s) appears to have been copy pasted from this source and has been removed.

Please remember that you must write in your own words. We cannot copy and paste from other websites. If I have made an error, please accept my apologies.

For further information, please read Wikipedia:Copyright violations. If you have questions, please ask. Best wishes, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:17, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

MoreEdit

I have encountered more copyright violations:

  • Your addition to Wikipedia: [1]
  • Source: [2]

Please go through your past contributions and remove any other copy pasting, okay? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:22, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Request for explanationEdit

Looking through your contributions, I see you are quite an active member of the community. Could you please explain why you have been copy pasting? Surely you know about policies here. What can you say about all of this? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:26, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

MoreEdit

I have encountered more copyright violations:

  • Your addition to Wikipedia: [3]
  • Source: [4]

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 02:29, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Follow-upEdit

I must say that I am disappointed that you just ignored my request for some sort of explanation and instead just carried on editing. I spent half an hour finding and removing your copy pasting. No "I'm sorry". No "Thanks for cleaning up my blatant copyvios". Nothing. Did you even review your own contribs to see if I missed anything?

I would appreciate at least some some assurance that none of your Reuters-sourced Portal:Current events additions were copy pasted. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 17:28, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi there, Anna. I apologize for the lack of response, I would of done this earlier but I had family things going.
As for my copyright violations. Yes, I can see how I definitely should of checked before hand before making those edits. Especially the one on 2016 clown sightings. As you can see by my contribs, I went back and put up the same story, but this time without the violations. As for my edits in general, I believe my copyright violations are only on some particular articles I have created and edited on, such as the ones you highlighted. My edits on Portal:Current events (going back to 2014) are usually quite brief. I've checked through the last couple of months and I haven't seen any obvious copyright violations.
I'll try to be more careful in the future. Thanks Anna. GWA88 (talk) 19:24, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
Alright. Are you sure there are no more?
Please, from now on, no more copy pasting. You know how seriously Wikipedia takes this sort of thing. It is really breaking the cardinal rule, and you must have known that. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:18, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
I've now looked through more contribs and I can't see any. I honestly didn't realize I was doing it. I thought you were allowed to copy-paste the odd sentence from a news article. My bad. Again, I'll take this lesson into consideration when I make future edits. GWA88 (talk) 00:27, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for checking and thanks for your understanding. Best wishes and happy editing. Oh, and keep up the good work at current events. I know you do a lot there. Cheers, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:08, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

Yemen/HouthisEdit

GWA88. Thanks for the information and for correcting the Portal:Current events/2016 October 14 entry. Fixed Portal:Current events/2016 October 16 using Yemini Crisis. I picked up the insurgency head from the Current Events right sidebar listing, Ongoing conflicts, Middle East, Yemen. The Houthi rebellion link leads to the Houthi insurgency in Yemen page. Perhaps that should be changed. Appreciate all your work and this constructive advice. RaqiwasSushi (talk) 02:34, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of sidebar link.RaqiwasSushi (talk) 03:12, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

2016-11-19 current eventsEdit

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Category:Fifth-generation jet fighters has been nominated for discussionEdit

 

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RevertEdit

Can I ask why did you revert my edit on the Current Events box for the Haiti bus crash, it was obviously a double entry - best case would be moving it from disasters to crime, but you simply reverted? Skycycle (talk) 16:14, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Yes, it was clearly a case of double entry but you removed the former entry, not the latter made by Capitalistroadster, which included far less details of the incident than the previous entry made by myself. Clearly Capitalistroadster failed to notice it was already included, it happens, I've done it before a few times, and you didn't bother to look at the portal's history to see which one was included first. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:Current_events/2017_March_12&oldid=769962721
Apologies if my revert offended you in someway, I just want what's best for the reader. GWA88 (talk) 20:37, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Rakka (film)Edit

Hi GWA88, I saw you translated my German Wikipedia article about the movie when it was in an early state. I wrote more about the plot. Feel free to translate the new sentences, to add them here. Greetings from Germany. The real Marcoman (talk) 01:31, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Ways to improve Tires, PortugalEdit

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Ways to improve Ogba ZooEdit

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Drone on!Edit

  Drone barnstar
For your excellent work in starting the Gatwick Airport drone incident article. Lugnuts Fire Walk with Me 09:23, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Gatwick Airport drone incidentEdit

 On 4 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gatwick Airport drone incident, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that reports of drones at Gatwick Airport led to the disruption of over 1,000 flights and delays for about 140,000 passengers? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gatwick Airport drone incident. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gatwick Airport drone incident), 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.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:01, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Renaming Proclamation on Recognizing the Golan Heights as Part of the State of Israel to United States recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan HeightsEdit

Current eventsEdit

Hello GWA88. It isn't necessary to put every event under a subheader. Normally that is only done when the event is part of a larger event or current issue. There's no need to add subheaders for general topics (for example Animal welfare and rights in Australia). Otherwise, thanks for your continued contributions to the page! Kaldari (talk) 07:36, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

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