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WolfshiemEdit

Sorry about that -- I corrected it, as I'm sure the editor must have, and as, perhaps, Fitzgerald may have wanted, prior to reading the note.

After reading the note, I fell into a downward spiral of philosophical arguments around Wikipedia policy and spelling that sapped my will to live, let alone return to change it back. I am glad you have it the way you want it! -Kieran (talk) 20:46, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

"Wolfshiem" was the spelling present in the first edition of the book. "Wolfsheim" was a second edition and later change. The change by the editor was deliberately to obfuscate the Jewish name to avoid potential allegations of anti-Semitism. I do not recall at the moment anything about how Fitzgerald felt about the change (or even if he was aware of it) but viewing "Wolfsheim" as just a "corrected" spelling of "Wolfshiem" is false. In fact it was the reverse as the original spelling is a proper Jewish name while the latter is just invented to avoid being associated with a real name. Using the later edition spelling alone would gloss over an important and interesting aspect of the book's history.
When you edited this page, there should have been a red page notice here saying it's best not to split the discussion into two places. If whatever editor you used did not display this, please let me know because there's a bug. If it did display and you just skipped it, it's kind of the same problem that occurred with your Gatsby edit. Jason Quinn (talk) 07:49, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
I'd literally never seen that before, and pretty much glossed over it -- the interface is pretty busy. It does, indeed show up, so no need to worry about bugs in your non-standard code.
And seriously, this kind of sarcasm and shirtiness is exactly why Wikipedia gets accusations of elitism and exclusivity, and new editors often feel deeply unwelcome. Please reflect on your attitude, as I feel that it is being actively harmful to the project as a whole. -Kieran (talk) 19:52, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
What I wrote is generously informative in explaining lingering doubts you seemed to have about the correctness of the Wolfsheim edit. It appears you are upset because I suggested you may have an issue with hastiness. My comments were not sarcasm nor were they ill-tempered. So I reject your claim. I do, however, expect editors to actually read stuff before they edit. You seem to think that WP:CIVIL requires us to never critique other editors habits. It does not. But now you accuse me of being unwelcoming to newcomers and harmful to the project and you have made me "shirty". I have welcomed many many users on Wikipedia and very often go above and beyond to offer them help and assistance... far above what most Wikipedians do, very likely including you. Since you accuse me of being bad for the project regarding new editors, find me ONE instance of me biting a newbie or stop making unfounded accusations. Regardless, I point out that you are not a new user, and even though I avoid it too, I have no ethical issue being blunt with long-term users if need be. Perhaps in the future be thankful when offered constructive criticism rather acting with thin-skinned indignation. I see no further benefit to this discussion. Jason Quinn (talk) 20:48, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

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And counting! Although I haven't been as active recently. Thanks! Jason Quinn (talk) 12:46, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
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I noticed on Akiko Akana tht you removed the "orig" from a citation as "no such parameter", which was blank anyway. Looks like something I added, probably from Template:Cite book. Just giving you heads up, in case you want to delete it from that template. — Maile (talk) 20:49, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. As far as I recall at the moment |orig= has never been used but |origyear= (which is now |orig-year=) is. Anyway, I check the documentation and didn't notice any (current) issues. Blank parameters should usually be removed. The cite templates have undergone a lot of revision over the years so probably just some quirk of history. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 23:15, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

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The Great GatsbyEdit

Hi Jason. I noticed Talk:The Great Gatsby/GA2 is still open. I added some comments there. As the person who opened the reassessment you should be the one to close it. Regards AIRcorn (talk) 21:08, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Aircorn. I delisted the article and closed the discussion. I rarely participate in GA work but I noticed the instructions given at Wikipedia:Good article reassessment in the "How to use this process" section are either confusing, misleading, or broken. I followed them to list the GAR (but it seems like something was missed because it attracted almost no attention) and following them to close was totally confusing. For example, even though I followed the steps to list, no {{GAR/current}} was found to close. I just "winged" everything to close manually so hopefully it was done correctly. Seems to me that an experienced GA editor, who has the ability to think like a newbie, needs to quadruple-check all the instructions to make the process. Cheers, thanks for your comments. Jason Quinn (talk) 00:09, 3 May 2020 (UTC)
There are two processes. An individual one, which was what you opened, and a community one, which judging from the above were the instructions you followed. Individual ones are for simple relatively non-controversial reassessment, usually conducted by experienced editors. The community one is for the more complex or controversial ones, when disagreements occur over a close or those by editors who maybe lack a bit of experience. No drama either way, thanks for closing. AIRcorn (talk) 00:56, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

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Hi Jason Quinn, I trust this finds you well. We exchanged couple of message earlier this year regarding Emmanuel Emenike's article. I need to bring an issue. This [1] "special contributor" wiped out a large amount of information from the article of Mario Gomez, without a solid ground and solely based on her/his personal opinion, with the edit on 29 June 2020. She/he deleted information only from the section covering Besiktas spell of Gomez, wiping out 10kb's of data and references. Is it possible to revert the article to it's version before that edit, please? Thank you very much. Isik (talk) 12:02, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

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Adopt-a-typo: Hi Jason: you have contributed a lot to WP-thanks. Back in 2013 you tried to set up this device and I am wondering about the gender color coding. I am in a course at Portland State Univ called Women Scientists where we are studying the discouragement/bias against/male privilege history of said academics and seekers. I looked around and could not discern how/why you proposed the gender based designator. Please recap it or send me to the talk/page...Gary M Cafe.doppio (talk) 15:41, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi, User:Cafe.doppio. I believe you are referring to the {{Adopt-a-typo}} template that allows people to easily "adopt" a misspelling. I did add the ability to customize the template using "yellow" for neutral, blue for male, and pink for female. It was just simply to extend the adoption of a baby metaphor to the colors usually used for newborn infants. There's nothing more behind it. It was supposed to make the template more fun by allowing the user to chose their color.
There's one other instance of colorization I've worked on in Wikipedia. I've worked on color-coding some family tree templates by gender. For example, this one {{Kim dynasty (North Korea) family tree}}, which is included in many of the articles for the family members. There's a brief discussion of that at Template talk:Kim dynasty (North_Korea) family tree#Gender. I also asked around somewhere else about color conventions from around the world but I don't remember off the top of my head where that was.
I suppose in a course about gender a person might object to the use of "blue for male" and "pink for female" as re-enforcing gender stereotypes. I see that point but unless there's a better way to help readers process things like complex families trees without such colors, it remains the best solution we have. Jason Quinn (talk) 16:05, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

Agree with you about the family tree-you can only try to be fair and inclusive. The non-binary movement is quite evident and sometimes bordering on militant here in Portland. I don't know how a non-binary activist would react to the adopt-typo color coding...I am glad you are still "doing the work"! Cafe.doppio (talk) 21:43, 22 October 2020 (UTC)

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hiEdit

I would like discuss with about your edit on the article Jeffrey Ngai Pang Chin. You reverted to a vertion with so many mistakes. For example,「作家部落」 does not mean [Author's blog]. 部落 means a group of people not blog. and the Ip add so many wrong translation and deleted many infomation on the footnote. Some author of the article is wrong.--124.217.188.112 (talk) 07:24, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

some article title is wrong such as 瘋狗,this is not the title.you may check it. --124.217.188.112 (talk) 07:31, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
the author in Ref 7 is also wrong, the essay is use subject “他”which means “he”.--124.217.188.112 (talk) 07:37, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
The reverting editor (please disclose if you the same person) reverted to a version that ALSO had many mistakes. And he did so without explaining what exactly the "wrong information", despite having already been asked to do so by 61.239.39.90. After my revert, I also asked the reverting editor to explain on the article's talk page what the "wrong information" he keeps claiming is. You know, healthy discussion about the article. So has 61.239.39.90. The editor does not seem to wish to initiate discussion and makes large scale reverts just claiming "wrong information" or something similar. That said, something is seriously bizarre about this article and how IP editors are editing here and the style of editing. The article is barely more than a stub and yet is attracting fanatic ownership-style editing. Jason Quinn (talk) 08:16, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
  • since I am at office , i don't want colegue know my ID could I use this ip to discuss with you?--124.217.188.112 (talk) 08:49, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
Please start a discussion about the article's content on the article's talk page as is normal practice. Jason Quinn (talk) 09:02, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

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  • The user group oversight will be renamed to suppress. This is for technical reasons. You can comment at T112147 if you have objections.

  Arbitration


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Administrators' newsletter – June 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2021).

  Administrator changes

  AshleyyoursmileLess Unless
  HusondMattWadeMJCdetroitCariocaVague RantKingboykThunderboltzGwen GaleAniMateSlimVirgin (deceased)

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news

  • Wikimedia previously used the IRC network Freenode. However, due to changes over who controlled the network with reports of a forceful takeover by several ex-staff members, the Wikimedia IRC Group Contacts decided to move to the new Libera Chat network. It has been reported that Wikimedia related channels on Freenode have been forcibly taken over if they pointed members to Libera. There is a migration guide and Wikimedia discussions about this.

  Arbitration


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