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I'm glad your back

Buenas dias, mi amigo. I'm very happy you're back. If you need help with English-language work, just drop me a line. –Vami_IV✠ 11:11, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Oh hey! Glad you stopped by. Hope you're doing well. Starting here slowly ... getting the hang of things again. Reach out as well if you need a pair of eyes in any of your work! Cheers, MX () 13:34, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm also happy that you're back! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:28, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, I look forward to reading more of your work at DYK! MX () 15:41, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Today, read Women Disobey (love the slogan, not by me), tomorrow Hilmar Hoffmann. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:21, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for your very kind message, it's much appreciated. Kosack (talk) 07:29, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

FYI

Regarding this edit, the bottom of the source I had originally used has a list of athletes from that nation. I guess that wasn't clear to anyone who hadn't gone through a half dozen of similar "Things to Know" articles published by the IPC, though! (Personally, if I was going to DYK, I'd cobble two sources together and go for him competing one day after a crash the NYT labeled as "horrific", but what do I know? Courcelles (talk) 04:15, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

  • @Courcelles: Ah, I see it now. I saw the name at the very bottom but it didn't click. DYK can sometimes be picky and they much rather have a statement of fact from a source that "clearly" supports the hook. Either way, sorry for the mistake. I added a note in the DYK page to let the reviewer know that I'll be taking care of any issues that might arise from this nomination. MX () 04:26, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the barnstar and your improvements to the article, glad you enjoyed reading it. Came across his obituary and thought it would make for an interesting article. FYI, you don't need to worry about the double spacing at the start of sentences (I think it is a British practice) - the wiki software automatically renders these all as single spaces anyway. All the best - Dumelow (talk) 06:59, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

@Dumelow: You're very welcome! And thanks for the info. I learned something new today.   MX () 13:41, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Mexico at the 2014 Winter Paralympics

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of May 1, 2015 Jalisco attacks

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Your GA nomination of May 1, 2015 Jalisco attacks

The article May 1, 2015 Jalisco attacks you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:May 1, 2015 Jalisco attacks for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Catrìona -- Catrìona (talk) 02:02, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

August 2018

  Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to add soapboxing, promotional or advertising material to Wikipedia, as you did at Draft:Eugenio Minvielle Lagos, you may be blocked from editing. Seraphimblade Talk to me 23:21, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Or in other words, you may not add a CV to Wikipedia, in any namespace at any time. Wikipedia articles must not promote anyone or anything, and CVs and "lists of accomplishments" are promotional. Do not restore it again. NPOV and not advertising are not matters up for discussion. Seraphimblade Talk to me 23:23, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
@Seraphimblade: I kindly disagree with your view. Can we have a civilized conversation in the draft's talkpage? I reached out to you a few weeks ago regarding this article and welcomed feedback. There's no reason to threat me by posting warning template here. To give you a little background on the article, I voted for its deletion in June 2017; the creator of the article reached out to me for help, so I helped build the article with her and even got it to DYK. The DYK process was thorough and I think this draft deserves attention so we can reach concensus since I / and others in the DYK process do not share your opinion. Let me know if you have any questions. MX () 23:52, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
BTW, I moved the conversation to the draft's talkpage, Draft talk:Eugenio Minvielle Lagos. MX () 00:01, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Jorge Luis Mendoza Cárdenas

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Translation needed

If you look at Talk:Quimbaya artifacts there's a question by an editor no longer around about the location of these artefacts. Sadly the article itself concentrates on fringe claims. However, on the talk page there's a link to a pdf[1] which might be useful at least for the location if not more. Any chance you can help? Thanks. Doug Weller talk 18:30, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

  • @Doug Weller: Absolutely. The intro talks about the "cultural identity" of the region, but starting page 641 it talks about the artifacts. Let me get back to you with more information once I read through it in more detail. MX () 19:05, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Doug Weller: Just read through the entire article. There is some information you might find useful. In pages 641–644, it explains that in 1891, the artifacts were discovered by guaqueros (a South American slang used to describe people who "sack" pre-Colombian tombs in search of riches to sell off). The author says that the exact details surrounding the discovery are "unknown".
The artifacts were found in the Colombian municipalities of Quimbaya and Filandia (in a site known as La Soledad). The artifacts were described as "extremely high quality" gold and bronze (tumbaga) objects. The author suspects that their high-quality attributes may have been the reason why these artifacts were not melted (per the author, melting gold/bronze was a common practice in the pre-Colombian era). The name "Tesoro Quimbaya" (Quimbaya Teasure) derives from the name of the indigenous group that lived in the area, the Quimbayas, 1,500 years prior.
When the artifacts were discovered in 1891, Colombia was going through a period of "historical reconstruction"; the government was interested in rebuilding its indigenous past and searching for artifacts from the pre-Colombian era (the author says this was stemmed from the Romanticism movement). The Colombian government donated 122 artifacts to Spain in 1892 as part of the IV Centenary Celebration of the Discovery of America (Spanish Wikipedia here). The government explained that they donated these artifacts as gratitude for Spain's assistance in defining the border between Colombia and Venezuela, among other reasons (not described). These artifacts were displayed in Madrid and Chicago and were intended to be a gift for the Spanish royal family.
The author considers the repatriation of these artifacts as "unconstitutional", and accuses the Colombian government under Carlos Holguín Mallarino of specifically violating clause No. 76.11 of Political Constitution of Colombia (1886), which stated that the government could not donote/gift national assets without popular election. He also cited clauses 76.18 and 120.20, which required the government to get approval from Congress when doing agreements with other countries (in this case, Spain).
In 2008, a Colombian lawyer named Felipe Rincón Salgado issued a "popular action" (Spanish Wikipedia here) in a Bogotá court asking the government to start a formal process to get the artifacts repatriated back to Colombia in 3 months. The request was denied in 2011, after a Cundinamarca court considered that issuing a popular action was not the correct method for demonstrating the illegality of the donation. They also argued that the donation was not illegal at the time it was done because it was not considered a "national heritage" when it was gifted. A Colombian constitutional court rejected the Cundinamarca court decision soon thereafter, arguing that such restrictions diminished the power of popular action, and that the time of the violation did not absolve the government if the donation is illegal in the present. There is yet to be a resolution on the case, but the author believes that the repatriation is favorable.
Please feel free to reach out if you have more questions or need assistance. MX () 20:21, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Where does the time go? I'll copy this to the article talk page if that is ok. Doug Weller talk 14:22, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
@Doug Weller: What do you mean "where does the time ago"? Sorry. And yes, feel free to use my text. I wrote it all at once so it definitely needs to be copyedited. MX () 14:55, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I was referring to the delay in my response, that's all. I kept meaning to respond, but didn't. Doug Weller talk 15:19, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
LOL, gotcha. My bad. Feel free to use the info I posted and reach out if you have more questions. Happy to help with translations.   MX () 16:02, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Autopatrolled granted

Hi MX, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the autopatrolled right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! – Joe (talk) 06:31, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

good to see you back. You, and MrX often confuse me. See you around :) —usernamekiran(talk) 14:22, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
@Joe Roe: Thanks!
@Usernamekiran: Yeah, MrX throws me off too! And thank you for your kind words. Let me know if you need any help with organized crime-related articles. Happy to help. MX () 15:06, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
@Joe Roe: and @Usernamekiran: I am not sure this is a good idea as this discussion Draft talk:Eugenio Minvielle Lagos suggests there are some serious problems with their editing and their vision of what consensus means despite the recent indef. If they maintain the autopatrolled right I shall personally monitor their page creations notably for possible COI. Dom from Paris (talk) 07:21, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
@Domdeparis: I reviewed the last 50 articles created by MX (going back to 2013) and found nothing to be concerned about with any of them. His ban was not directly related to article creation, and has been lifted by the community. – Joe (talk) 07:41, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
His ban was for socking and there were clear concerns about COI editing with that sock. On the draft that I pointed to there is some very clear editorialising and WP:COATRACKING. USER:Seraphimblade draftified the article as it did not meet the necessary standards and MX became very combative about the way it was written and asked for another pair of eyes and despite the consensus that the article needed to be totally rewritten he continues to argue and try and justify his position and has made some very slight modifications but essentially refuses to bring it in line with what is expected from a BLP. Dom from Paris (talk) 07:55, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
@Domdeparis: I did trim the details you suggested, and welcome more trims from both of you. Claiming it reads like a CV but failing to point out how is confusing and gives me no starting point to start editing (especially when both of you are unresponsive for days). I've deleted the draft the same way Seraphimblade did, and don't want anything to do with it. I'll get back to building an encyclopedia... Good day, MX () 11:43, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
I didn't have time to get back to you before but when I did explain to you about the coatracking and the excessive detail about his career. I then explained that some of what you wrote was editorialising and also was a WP:SYNTH of the source. I don't know if this was intentional or not but it certainly rang alarm bells as it embellished the subject's role. I fully understand the explanation you gave on the draft's talk page and totally accept your good faith. --Dom from Paris (talk) 12:24, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
@Domdeparis: Thank you for your kind words. I think I'll hold off from business biographies. It's not my area of interest and clearly not my expertise either. If interested, here are two articles (see here and here) that I plan to move to the Main Page once I finish them. Feel free to review my content and suggest any changes you deem appropriate. Kind regards, MX () 13:14, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

─────────────────────────No problem whatsoever. You may want to simply submit the articles for review via WP:AFC there are a lot of very experienced editors there who will surely be able to help. If the process is taking too long please don't hesitate to ping me though. Cheers --Dom from Paris (talk) 13:27, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Jorge Luis Mendoza Cárdenas

 On 29 August 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jorge Luis Mendoza Cárdenas, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the US Drug Enforcement Administration is looking for a man known as The Claw? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jorge Luis Mendoza Cárdenas. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jorge Luis Mendoza Cárdenas), 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.

Ritchie333 00:02, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Jorge Luis Mendoza Cárdenas

He's not suspected of being Mexican, is he? GiantSnowman 12:55, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

  • @GiantSnowman: No. That's what I brought up too in the DYK review I linked, but the editor said this: In context, it is obvious that the "suspected" refers to "drug lord", whereas "Mexican suspected drug lord" is awkwardly phrased. I'll stick to your format moving forward, though. MX () 12:58, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Slightly awkward is better than misleading/confusing. GiantSnowman 12:59, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Agreed. Thanks for your input. MX () 13:02, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of May 1, 2015, Jalisco attacks

The article May 1, 2015, Jalisco attacks you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:May 1, 2015, Jalisco attacks for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Example -- Example (talk) 02:21, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of May 1, 2015 Jalisco attacks

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May 1, 2015, Jalisco attacks


Hi MX, I had one observation as I was doing the copy editing. The section "Background and possible motives" included some material, especially in the first and third paragraphs, that seemed out of place in the section. Otherwise, I thought the article looked great. I wish you good luck with the Good Article nomination! Tdslk (talk) 03:34, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

  • @Tdslk: You have no idea how thankful I am for your work in the article. I'm always mindblown when I see the work GOCE can do (and mindblown by the mistakes I do too!) Not sure how I can return the favor, but I really enjoy reviewing GAs and would be more than happy to take a look at any articles you're thinking of nominating. Happy editing and thanks again. MX () 03:57, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, MX. That's very nice of you to say. The biggest favor you could do would be to just keep working on articles like this one, and post them for review when they are ready for a GA so I can read them and learn more while I do! Regards, Tdslk (talk) 04:05, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Mario Alberto Peña

 On 1 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mario Alberto Peña, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Texas-born Mario Alberto Peña became a suspected regional leader of the Gulf Cartel and a gangster folk hero on both sides of the Mexico–United States border? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mario Alberto Peña. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Mario Alberto Peña), 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.

Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

User: Derek M

  The Helping Hand Barnstar
Thank you for your help with my first article! Derek M (talk) 17:03, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @Derek M: Very kind of you, Derek! I'm impressed with your work. My first article was no where near yours when I first started. Hopefully the first of many!
I'm not very involved in the video games / esports here but I do follow the competitive / speedrun scene for some of them. Most of my friends do play LoL so I know a bit as a casual viewer. Cheers, MX () 17:08, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Latin America 10,000 Challenge!

Friend MX, you'd be a model fit for the Latin American and the Caribbean 10,000 Challenge with your immense labors on the topic of Mexico. Consider signing on and adding articles you've improved and/or created since November 2016. Look forward to seeing more of you. –Vami_IV† 16:52, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Great! Thanks for letting me know. I'll ping a couple of editors that I know have created/expanded a bunch of stuff too. Is there a deadline to hit 10,000? Or is it more of a goal of ours? Cheers, MX () 18:48, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of José González Valencia

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GA review Reply

Hello. I saw your message on my talk and i came to reply. The article i reviewed had a dead link and a link that does not work. So i failed the verifiable content. And when i compared it with the criteria. It did not have enough images or audio files in it. It also contained spelling mistakes B. N .D | TALK 05:09, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

  • @B.N. Dehigaspage: Hi, thanks for coming to my talkpage. Per this rule, dead links are considered verifiable as long as they are not bare URLs. We can easily try to verify them at Archive.org and other archive pages. Either way, we still encourage reviewers to let nominators address the concerns within 7 days. "Quick fail" reviews are the exception and should be dealt case-by-case, and they usually involve articles that need considerable work. According to this rule here, media is not required in articles. You should, however, check they are properly licensed, and recommend using free-licensed media whenever possible. Let me know if you have any questions. MX () 14:16, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Érick Valencia Salazar

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I made the necessary changes to my DYK? nomination

Hello,

I have finally made the necessary changes to my DYK? nomination here: Template:Did you know nominations/Horatio Seymour presidential campaign, 1868. I apologize for having it take as long as it did. Anyway, I hope that you would respond to my latest comments on that DYK? page whenever you are able to do so.

Best regards,

Futurist110. Futurist110 (talk) 23:12, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Responded and pinged you there. I'm watching the review page. Cheers, MX () 23:58, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
I have now responded to this page again in order to address your concerns. Futurist110 (talk) 00:31, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
What are your thoughts on my DYK? nomination as of right now? I have fixed everything that I was told to fix. Is there anything else that I need to fix? Futurist110 (talk) 22:06, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for approving my DYK? nomination! Futurist110 (talk) 21:27, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
@Futurist110: My pleasure! Thank you for working on such an interesting article. MX () 21:33, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK for José González Valencia

 On 22 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article José González Valencia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the suspected Mexican drug lord José González Valencia possessed an official passport that had all the security features needed for international travel, issued under a false name? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/José González Valencia. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, José González Valencia), 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.

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Eugenio Minvielle Lagos (September 24)

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Flat Out (talk) 00:13, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @Flat Out: Thank you for the notification. I've dropped the ball on this draft altogether. Please delete it if you have to. Regards, MX () 13:28, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
@MX: I can't have it deleted unless you blank the page. cheers Flat Out (talk) 00:42, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Érick Valencia Salazar

 On 1 October 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Érick Valencia Salazar, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after the arrest of suspected drug lord El 85, shootouts, burning vehicles, and roadblocks were staged in Guadalajara, Mexico, possibly to allow his allies to escape undetected? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Érick Valencia Salazar. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Érick Valencia Salazar), 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.

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Contributions to Científicos.

I appreciate your feedback. I am not sure what your position is within the Wikipedia organization. Why did you tag my contributions to this page for lack of sources. I would really appreciate a well founded academic position on why you are considering the deletions. The sources are there, but the reference is generally to other Wikilink pages. Most of the Científico entries have other Wikilink pages, but they are not English language pages. That is it because there are no English sources for much of Mexican history. Just wondering. The same situation exists for virtually all history, as the original source materials are generally written in the original languages, unless they happen to be for American history, English history, or the history of another English-speaking country.

There are several primary and secondary sources as to who is considered part of the Científicos, a group of elites hand-chosen by Porfirio Díaz as advisors and supporters of his programs to modernize Mexico. These men (no women were ever picked) did not remain constant for the most part. Over time, members of his advisors died or fell out of favor. I can't effectively tag each member of the group with the primary source providing the name and position, but I can list the sources as general references to back up the list. Virtually all of the sources will be in Spanish, but that should not be a problem. THERE WAS NEVER ANY LIST that Porfirio Díaz or his staff kept. The men were recognized by their positions and contribution in the modernization program, and by their relationship with Porfirio Díaz.

If a person needs the basic English explanation for a subject, I write that in English. However if the primary source in is another language that I speak, read or write, then I will list the primary source as it originally is. Secondary source are subject to error, and are many times without reference to a primary source. The more advanced researcher can go to the original primary source if they wish. This is how the best academic encyclopedias of the past have always done it. I am just follow how most real historians have always written. By the way, I have several advanced degrees. I have a degree in history, and have been writing and teaching for more than 40 years. I only do this writing here to help the world-wide community in the advancement of knowledge. I don't need to make any contributions if that are not appreciated. Kind regards, Yaquifox (talk) 04:52, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

  • @Yaquifox: Thanks for coming to my talkpage. I'll be brief since I'm on my mobile. First, your contributions are greatly appreciated. It was never my intention to make you feel otherwise. I reached out because your updates need inline citations at the end of sentences/paragraphs, that way readers know which source supports what text (see WP:IC for more info). Readers should not have to click the articles linked in científicos to find the sources, or have to guess which sources at the bottom support the sentences/paragraphs they are reading. Adding references at the end of sentences/paragraphs helps improve Wikipedia's verifiability. You can use Spanish-language sources as needed; I use them all the time. I don't usually write here using primary sources, however, so I'll direct you to WP:PSTS and WP:USEPRIMARY for more info. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy editing, MX () 06:39, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the additional feedback. I have noted that most "lists" in Wikipedia do not use inline citations, or cite sources. Why is that? I suspect it is because they are simply lists, and the item listed is readily verifiable through multiple sources. In the case of the listed Científicos, I have gone one step further than the majority of contributors do when creating lists. For every person I have listed I have provided an inline link to a Wikipedia page - English or Spanish, with one notable exception, Miguel Salvador Macedo. I was going to create a page for in both languages for Sr. Macedo in the future. I will concede that providing an additional citation link following the name of the person to a source at the end of the page might be helpful, but the majority of the sources would be nothing more than a reference to an additional list in the book, journal or document cited. I think that this is less useful than the current inline links to other Wikipedia articles. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thanks you again. Yaquifox (talk) 07:21, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

  • @Yaquifox: For list articles, tables seem to be the most popular way of adding info / keeping things organized. This is not my area of expertise (I only have one poorly made table here). Your best bet would be to check out several styles at Wikipedia:Featured lists and decide which one you want to include. If you have to explain how you're using a source or what the source includes, you can always include a footnote. Hope this helps, MX () 03:13, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

You actually didn't address my concerns. I have no questions regarding formatting of tables to organize lists. Previously, you have specifically stated that my contributions to the page had a lack of sources. Next you indicated that you reached out because my updates need inline citations at the end of sentences/paragraphs. I came back to you and stated that I had provided inline citations via wikilinks for every name on the list, including all of those that I had not put there, with a single exception. I also stated that, in general, lists in Wikipedia do not have any sources, inline citations, or footnotes. I stated that this is likely because they are, after all, just lists, and typically do not have extensive content that needs specific sources provided. Lists are to provide a guidepost for further research if the reader wishes, and not contain extensive citations of sources. If what I have added to the Científico article is not sufficient, I will leave it to someone else to work with in the future. Kind regards, Yaquifox (talk) 04:46, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

  • You made updates to científicos without using sources. And I specified to you that you need inline citations, and that using inline citations in the linked articles is not enough. You need them in both articles. Lists should have sources. Just because some articles don't doesn't mean that's the standard for list articles. I suggested tables because that's the recommended way of citing from what I have seen. I have no idea why many list articles don't have sources, but that doesn't really matter because we need to cite anyways. MX () 11:40, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks

Thank you very much for your kind nomination at editor of the week. It was extremely unexpected and is hugely appreciated. Kosack (talk) 16:16, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

  • @Kosack: No need to thank me. You've done an amazing job over the years and we should celebrate editors like you every day, not just for a week! Look forward to reading more of your work. MX () 22:16, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Raid of the Ghetto of Rome

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DYK for Loltyler1

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DYK nomination of Raúl Meza Torres

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Your GA nomination of 2011 Matamoros mass kidnapping

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DYK for Raúl Meza Torres

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Central American migrant caravan, October edition

I have a favor to ask. Could you keep an eye on Spanish-language sources and/or es.Wikipedia regarding the topic of this section? I've been updating the page just about every day since the 19th. Not to make a mountain out of a molehill, but I think the page will only get busier as the Caravan gets bigger and bigger, and closer and closer. Si, se puede. –♠Vami_IV†♠ 16:39, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

  • @Vami IV: Absolutely. I've added the page to my Watchlist and will keen an open eye for any developments in the news / es.Wikipedia. Thanks for your efforts! MX () 18:16, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
  • @Vami IV: I'm a bit surprised this didn't get approved for ITN. I went there to see if there was a discussion but found it was closed. Thank you for attempting to nominate it. MX () 14:22, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Birthdates

Please stop removing birthdates, it is bordering on disruptive. With regards to Johnny Dee, there was a typo that can be easily fixed. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 17:05, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

  • @Editorofthewiki: I deleted it because it was unsourced. I told you not very long ago that you need to start adding sources to support DOB/POB claims, but it seems like my comment was ignored or forgotten. So I will continue to do the same until the problem is fixed in your end. MX () 18:15, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
BTW, the DOB and height/weight is still unsourced. I know it is backed up by Source #1 now, but if the ref is not added immediately after the claim, you cannot expect readers to know if there is an inline citation for it. MX () 19:59, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
not sure what you mean, it is now sourced. Generally the good thing to do is perform a google search and add a source instead of unilaterally removing date of birth. Most athletes date of birth is referenced in the external link section; few are cited in the lead. Place of birth is different and I’m not going to edit war on it. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 22:18, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
@Editorofthewiki: Sorry, I meant to say that the POB is unsourced. I know the info is found in Source #1, but a ref should be placed immediately after the fact. Data in the infobox should be cited elsewhere per WP:INFOBOXCITE. I've cited the POB and height/weight here. Something like that would prevent such info from technically being "unsourced". Hope this helps. MX () 00:00, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
The only thing is that RealGM is not always reliable when it comes to birthplaces. Sometimes it confuses hometwown with birthplace. ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 02:55, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Raúl Meza Ontiveros

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Martín Arzola Ortega

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Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for Misael Torres Urrea

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Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

2011 Matamoros mass kidnapping

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article 2011 Matamoros mass kidnapping has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

I would suggest in the section "Letters to heads of state - Mexico" that you list only the most important/influential individuals in the paragraph. As it stands now it is a lengthy list of people and makes the section difficult (any boring) to read. Those you don't mention in the paragraph can be placed in a footnote so that they are still included in the article. You might also want to do this with the "International support" section.

Regards 14:38, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind words!! Twofingered Typist (talk) 14:45, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

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Just curious...

What did this do? I can't tell any difference between the revisions. Mind you, I do need to buy some glasses. --Dweller (talk) Become old fashioned! 12:40, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

  • @Dweller: Hi there. Some of the sentences had two spaces before they started, so script keeps only one space. The ends up reducing the bytes. Spaces won't matter when you're reading an article, but they will be visible in edit source mode. Cheers, MX () 14:26, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

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DYK for México en la Piel (album)

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Fausto Isidro Meza Flores

El FBI dice que Fausto Isidro Meza Flores tiene su propia organizacion. Si lo quieres checar: [2]. Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 15:41, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

  • @Rowan Forest: Gracias. Tengo un presentimiento que esta organización de Chapo Isidro es un grupo dentro del Cártel de los Beltrán Leyva o al menos muy cercana a ella. Algo así como la relación entre Los Cuinis y el CJNG. Voy a ver si puedo encontrar fuentes del gobierno mexicano tambiėn. Saludos, MX () 16:08, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
En el navbar "Mexican drug war" [3] Fausto Isidro Meza figura como el jefe del cartel. No se si con la muerte de Hector ya se desintegro el cartel Beltran Leyva, o el se hizo el jefe despues del arresto de Hector, o si formo su propio grupo bajo otro nombre. Saludos, Rowan Forest (talk) 20:01, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Statues along Paseo de la Reforma

Hello! Do you happen to know if there's a list of statues along Paseo de la Reforma? I'm referring to the smaller bronzes, not the larger monuments installed in the traffic circles. They seem to be mostly of Mexican male politicians, but I am curious to learn more about them, and possibly created List of statues along Paseo de la Reforma. If nothing comes to mind, or a Google search doesn't help, no problem, I'm just struggling to find something by searching Google in English. ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:24, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

You've been very helpful lately. Do you mind if I ping you on some articles I've visited with various questions? I don't want to bother you, and you're welcome to ignore any of the pings, but I think some eyes on a few article talk pages would be helpful to get a second opinion. ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:05, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Also, thanks for the "thanks" re: creation of Monument to Pope John Paul II. Just FYI, here are some other recent articles I created: Monument to Enrico Martínez, Beethoven Monument (Mexico City), Monumento a los Niños Héroes, American Park (Mexico City), Plaza Uruguay, Statue of Tin Tan, Monument to Lázaro Cárdenas, Equestrian statue of Francisco I. Madero, Monumento de la Fundación de México-Tenochtitlan, Cocodrilo, El Caballito (Sebastián), Puerta 1808, Monument to Christopher Columbus (see talk page re: 2 statues), and Bust of Cuauhtémoc. These are all just stubs for now, but I wanted to get the ball rolling on some of the sites I've seen this week without English Wikipedia article. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:15, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • My pleasure! Feel free to ping me where you need me. BTW, do you know the notability requirements for monument articles? I wonder if monuments from other cities in Mexico can also meet our inclusion requirements. I hope you enjoy Mexico City – it's a wonderful place! MX () 19:09, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I will ping as needed, and of course feel free to ignore. Yes, I am enjoying Mexico City very much. I just went to Puebla and Cholulua, too. I will be working on many Mexico articles in the near future! Re: notability, I create many Wikipedia articles about public art, sculptures and monuments, and as long as there is sufficient secondary coverage, I would recommend creating stubs for public monuments. The worst that can happen is they are merged or deleted! :) ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:14, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
@Another Believer: Awesome! I always say that Mexico City and its surrounding areas (Puebla included) are must-visit places in Mexico (more than the usual "Cancúns" many first think of). Whenever you decide to create the List of statues along Paseo de la Reforma, please let me know. We can work on a draft together and try to nominate it to Did You Know. I'm always open to learning more about Mexico so reach out if you have any questions in the other articles you plan to make / work on. Thanks for your work! MX () 19:20, 26 November 2018 (UTC)
Will do! ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:22, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Seems there may not be support at Talk:Fuente de Cibeles (Mexico City) to move the article, which is fine. I don't have any preferences here, I'm just wanting the community to consider Engish-language titles for English Wikipedia when appropriate. I don't really know the rules re: English titles for Spanish subjects. Just bringing to your attention in case you have any thoughts. ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:27, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for René Velázquez Valenzuela

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— Maile (talk) 00:01, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

List of public art in Mexico City

Well, this is not the list of public art along Pasdeo de la Reforma, but I wanted to share List of public art in Mexico City with you, just in case you're interested. Happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:00, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

Neil Matthews

Hi, I reverted your edit on Neil Matthews but for the wrong reason. I mistakenly thought the nationality was already in the article and you had simply changed the order. However, the revert still stands as it is common practice on footballers' articles to avoid listing nationalities for players whose international representation differs from their nation of birth to avoid any controversy, Matthews having being born in England but played for Northern Ireland. Apologies for the confusion, cheers. Kosack (talk) 16:46, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

  • @Kosack: Got it. I was about to post on the article's talkpage and cite MOS:LEADBIO as my rationale. Wouldn't "British" work instead? MX () 16:48, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
British technically doesn't exist in footballing terms as the home nations are all considered independent entities by sports governing bodies. Not to mention, labelling a person as British is a potential minefield as it's not a widely used term for a person's nationality in the UK. Current consensus at WP:FOOTBALL is to avoid listing possibly controversial nationalities and simply describe the situation in more detail, which I've tried to do later on in the lead. Kosack (talk) 16:58, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  • @Kosack: Interesting. Good to know. I'll keep that in mind moving forward. Thanks! MX () 16:59, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Ecclesia Athletic Association Dates

Hi I saw you change the date formats on the EAA article. This is something I really don't care about except for the fact that some GA reviewers do care and I plan to make that article GA and will again be using the visual editor to do so and your change will make for inconsistent dates. The format that had been present in the article was the MOS approved format yyyy-mm-dd which is appropriate for "where brevity is helpful (refs..." Can I ask why via script you changed it? Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 17:44, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

  • @Barkeep49: Hi. I did it to keep it consistent with the mm-dd-yyyy format you used in the body paragraphs. Please feel free to revert my update. I did not mean to create a hassle. Cheers, MX () 17:49, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

DYK for Mexico at the 1994 Winter Olympics

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