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I am new from Wikipedia and wrote an article named Extended Galerkin methodEdit

Dear John,

My name is Qingguo Hong. I wrote an article named Extended Galerkin method to publish on the wikipedia. And then I was invited to the Teahouse. DO I need to modify the article a lot?

Looking forward to hear from you.

Thank you very much in advance.

Best Qingguo — Preceding unsigned comment added by QingguoHong (talkcontribs) 15:09, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

I have no idea what you are talking about. John from Idegon (talk) 17:14, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
It seems likely that they are talking about Draft:Extended Galerkin Method or maybe User:QingguoHong/sandbox. It further seems likely that they are talking about it here because some machinery left a link to this talkpage on their talk page. @QingguoHong: you might also try asking for feedback at WT:MATH or at the Teahouse. MPS1992 (talk) 19:16, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Ah, thanks. QingguoHong, the invitation left on your talk page was to go to WP:TEA to ask questions, not here. I'm one of the Teahouse hosts, but I know very little about math. It took me 3 tries to pass intro to calculus. MPS1992's advice is solid. You may wish to ask at the Teahouse about structural issues with your draft, but if your questions involve the subject of the draft, its probably better to ask at the Math project. John from Idegon (talk) 19:37, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

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New editorEdit

Hi John,

Can you elaborate on reverting User:W lemay at Richmond High School (Richmond, Indiana)? I am helping him as a new editor. As you likely know, editor retention is low, especially for nervous, beginning users. I am hopeful that they will stay on board, seeing as they've contributed tens of thousands of great photos of historic sites all in CC0. Please, I ask caution and restraint with this newcomer's edits, and perhaps to use the talk page rather than reverting for now. Thanks and best - ɱ (talk) 19:11, 7 September 2019 (UTC)


  STOP SPAMMING MY TALK PAGE WITH THREATS AND HARASSMENT PLEASE. This is in regards to an attack you made on my talk page recently, backed up with threats and harassment. Sorry I don't know who you are, what your issue is with me or why you threatened me other than to cover up some previous incidents of harassment against me by your friend "Meters". Your threats are entirely uncalled, baseless, slanderous fabrications made up by you to defend aggressive behavior by your friend. This is a friendly warning to stop immediately. I sincerely hope this does not get followed up by you and Meters to start bullying Wikipedia editors with gang-like behaviorXoltron (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:13, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

John from Idego, I am not sure who you are or why you keep attacking my talk page with repeated acts of harassment even after receiving a request from me to stop. Is it possible you have me mixed up with someone else?Xoltron (talk)

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Bell's BreweryEdit

They have been pellucid about their connection. Their editing has been confined, conservative, and open. Not hardly promotional, IMO. 7&6=thirteen () 20:58, 13 September 2019 (UTC)


With respect to our previous discussions concerning this page. Jeffe_Kennedy's page now identifies her as a graduate of Overland, as does her FaceBook profile. This seems to address your previous concerns, and also comply with policy - Wikipedia:Verifiability#Self-published_and_questionable_sources_as_sources_on_themselves. I intend to add her to the notable alumni section sometime this week. JeffBerry (talk) 07:18, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Re: Homestead High School (Wisconsin)Edit

The proper title for a member of the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature is indeed State Representative. See their web site: -- Dolotta (talk) 13:03, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

York House SchoolEdit

Hi John. Would either you, Meters or maybe even Kudpung might taking a look at this article? I did some rudimentary clean up, but it probably needs a bit more. There also may be some COI/UPE editing cleanup needed; one account can be verified per this user talk page post, but there might be others. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:47, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

I have cut out a lot of promo. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:16, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Kudpung. — Marchjuly (talk) 12:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Never be afraid to take an axe to school prowess - even if it is sourced. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 12:15, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

/* Ball Road Anaheim, CaliforniaEdit

The same way you'd blank anything on the device you use to access the internet.
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John from Idegon How do i blank it out. Sorry for being such a bad rookie... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ballroad (talkcontribs) 20:57, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Ballroad, open the draft in edit mode, press CONTROL-A then delete. John from Idegon (talk) 21:21, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
I think that might only work on computer platforms that support that particular convention -- mobile phones, tablets and many others not included. MPS1992 (talk) 21:39, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Backspacing it all away would work on any platform i suppose. John from Idegon (talk) 22:16, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
The Backspace key is missing from many devices, both historical -- remember the Delete key? -- and modern. MPS1992 (talk) 22:32, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

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Now that you've reverted my change, the underscores are visible and it looks sloppy. Was there a reason you did that? DS (talk) 16:43, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

General Grose was a decorated Civil War general, not a pioneer in Seattle. He had nothing whatsoever to do with Seattle. John from Idegon (talk) 16:47, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
... did you misread? That's a hatnote. It's referring to an entirely separate article about a man who coincidentally had the same name. All I did was remove the underscores that made it look sloppy. DS (talk) 17:01, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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Oviedo, FloridaEdit

What was your intent in reverting my recent edit? I only reformatted some text. Did you mean to remove the text completely? —Eyer (If you reply, add {{reply to|Eyer}} to your message to let me know.) 22:32, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

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Article Resubmission by MoshswacideEdit

John from Idegon

Hello John, once again thank you very much for reviewing my article (draft): "Shuaibu Isa Lau". I've re-edited and submitted it again and I would really appreciate it if you review it again. Here's the link:

Thank You. Moshswacide (talk) 15:55, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Hello John, sorry for disturbing you sir but I'm still waiting for reply/review.

Kind Regards Moshswacide (talk) 16:26, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

It's in the queue and someone will review it eventually. It can take as long as 3 months. Is there a reason you are in a hurry? John from Idegon (talk) 01:31, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Duncan U. Fletcher High SchoolEdit

Please don't revert multiple major edits (7,139 characters) covering a lot of areas of the article only to remove two unnecessary changes; it'd be much more helpful if you only removed the unnecessary elements. Thanks. Anaglyphic (talk) 20:10, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Anaglyphic, sorry, but I've done nothing wrong. Every change you make is subject to peer review. New information added to articles is subject to WP:CONSENSUS. I reverted your change and told you why (charts and tables have little use in school articles, WP:NOTEVERYTHING). You'd be welcome to ask for further information on why here, but if you disagree with my removal, the WP:BURDEN is on you to go to the article talk page and argue for your changes point by point. You'd make these arguments based on reliable sources and Wikipedia policies and guidelines per WP:BRD.
You're quite new and I'm glad you're here. Just keep in mind that like most people, you have misconceptions on what Wikipedia is and how it works. I've been here for 8 years and have made ~80,000 edits. I've stepped back a bit recently due to some RL issues, but up until just recently, I was the US coordinator for Wikiproject Schools, a job I fully expect to resume next year. I'm more than willing to help you make improvements to school articles, but one of the stated goals of the project is to provide a uniform coverage of schools. Including a stats set that we do not carry on other schools is not nessessarily an improvement and should be discussed. John from Idegon (talk) 21:03, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
I entirely understand how the edit would break WP:NOTEVERYTHING; it hasn't been discussed in any other reliable sources, and therefore isn't really notable or within the scope of the article. I added it mostly because the article for Amador Valley High School, a featured article under the scope of WikiProject Schools and my main format reference when contributing to Duncan U. Fletcher High School, has a stat set containing the same information (demographic population information divided by grade and year, only lightly discussed in the article). All good now; have a good day. Anaglyphic (talk) 21:25, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
We generally use NCES as they provide the same information points for virtually all US schools from the same timeframe and using the same methodology. John from Idegon (talk) 21:53, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Edit warringEdit

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Draft:Del Norte Unified School DistrictEdit

Draft:Del Norte Unified School District I do not understand your issues with the article.

"Please use NCES for stats" -Fine, I will do so, although most high school articles aren't sourced using this particular site.

"Provide a source for the schools list" -It has one, at the bottom.

"I'll guarantee you there is no school anywhere named 'Sunset High'." -Um, what?

"Everything in this article requires sources. Except for mundane indisputable stuff like the name of the superintendent and the names of the schools, those sources need to be independent of the school district." -As far as I can tell, I did that. —Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 17:54, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Naddruf, if you don't want help fine. There is no school named "Sunset High" in this or any school district. Use the proper name for the school. Charter schools are generally independent of school districts. Please provide clarification or citation. You haven't looked at very many articles if you think using NCES isn't usual. But yet you, the newer user, wants to tell me, the veteran editor with more experience on US school articles than just about any editor here, you're right. If you cannot see the problem with that, fine. You continue to trundle on as a solo in a collaborative environment. You'll do just fine. Lol. John from Idegon (talk) 18:11, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
And like most new editors that know everything you've cited no reliable secondary sources to show notability. If you want an explanation for that, ask at Teahouse. Bye. John from Idegon (talk) 18:13, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
WP:AGF, WP:Civility. Now when did I say I "didn't want help"? The process of writing wiki articles includes making improvements to them, not just rejecting them. It's not very collaborative to treat others this way.
Now about the issues: when you say there is "no school named Sunset High", are you trying to tell me that all the schools need to say "School" after them, so it would say "Sunset High School" instead? I took out the charter schools. Which sources on that article are not good enough? Or are you just saying that a school district has to have books or news articles written about it for it to be notable? One example of a news article was the page talking about the high truancy rate. Additionally, I don't see why NCES is inherently better than And I don't know how to add citations to the infobox.—Naddruf (talk ~ contribs) 18:26, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Naddruf, The National Center for Education Statistics is the standard statistical entity for all public schools in the United States, and should be prioritized over any state body; it is briefly listed in the guidelines of WikiProject Schools. Statistical bodies at the state and district level can (and should) be used to supplement NCES, but consistency across WikiProjects is important. You should include the NCES ID in the the school or district infobox using Template:NCES School ID or Template:NCES District ID. Hope that helps, have a good day! Anaglyphic (talk) 06:56, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

2019 US Banknote ContestEdit

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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.

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