User talk:Megaman en m
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- 1 Classifier constructions
- 2 Disambiguation link notification for July 19
- 3 Thanks for the heads-up
- 4 Nice work on the GA criteria RfC
- 5 Eldoret - Afrikaans
- 6 September 2019
- 7 Thank you.
- 8 Strictness of citations and fast reversions
- 9 I've been here for over twelve years.
- 10 "Depictive construction" listed at Redirects for discussion
You'll want to see what other pages might be improved by linking to classifier construction as few pages link to it. I added one at Classifier (linguistics) so that it's not orphaned. You may also be interested in nominating it at WP:DYKN so that it can be linked to from the main page. I haven't had time to do a thorough read through yet, but based on my skimming, it looks good! Thanks for the contribution. Wug·a·po·des 22:49, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
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Thanks for the heads-upEdit
But a quick search on "Hopi time controversy" would have revealed that my edits were not, as you suggest, original research, but a paraphrasing of published criticisms of Malotki's original rebuttal to Whorf. Nonetheless, you are correct that I should have put in citations, and so you will note that this time I have references in my edit.Ecthelion83 (talk) 11:09, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
Nice work on the GA criteria RfCEdit
Just saw that the GACR RfC was finally closed with consensus to change the criteria. Congrats! I think it's a really important addition to the GA process, and I'm so glad you suggested it. I realize it wasn't an easy road, and the initial Village pump proposal got a bit of a frosty reception, so I applaud your tenacity in sticking with it. Please accept this ASCII barnstar for your excellent work: * :) Colin M (talk) 02:14, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Eldoret - AfrikaansEdit
[Regarding your reversion of my edit - you asked me to comment here, on your Talk-Page] >
Surely it was enough to link to the Wikipedia page on Eldoret? - (which I did by enclosing it in double square brackets).
Would you accept the change in the "Afrikaans" article if I were to insert the https://afrikanerway.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/eldoret-a-boer-settlement/ link from the Eldoret article? --DLMcN (talk) 12:28, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
- @DLMcN: I appreciate you linking the article, but I'm afraid that Wikipedia isn't allowed to cite itself as a source. Wikipedia can be edited by anyone and is therefore not a reliable source. You can read WP:CIRC for more information. As for the wordpress source, it seems to be a blog written by non-experts without editorial oversight. Thus, it does not count as a reliable source. Wikipedia likes to use academic sources, university textbooks or mainstream news sources. Generally speaking, blogs are not allowed to act as a source. Very rare exceptions may apply when the blog is written by an established expert in their respective field and there is no other source available.--Megaman en m (talk) 15:15, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
- OK, I am not going to plunge into an edit-war on this issue. But I do remember reading about Eldoret in the 1960s, and talking about it to a Kenyan friend of mine, so I am certainly convinced that it really was an Afrikaans 'bastion'... Obviously, my brain-cells cannot be regarded as a "reliable resource" in a Wikipedia context. On a personal level, though, I do trust my memory, so I conducted an Internet search and came up with the following links:
- https://www.reddit.com/r/southafrica/comments/4jpa5p/afrikaners_in_kenya/ > Reply by skoppensboer
- to which we might add:
- If none of those^ commentaries meet with your approval, then I am content not to pursue the matter further. It was, however, raised by a questioner in item 3 of the "Afrikaans Talk-file", so it would be appropriate, presumably, to copy this entire exchange into that location... With regards, --DLMcN (talk) 16:28, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
- Out of those four sources, the businessdailyafrica one is the most reliable, you're free to cite information given in that article. Shadowsofafrica and jambojet are commercial travel advisor sites, not something that can be used as a reliable source. Reddit hosts user-generated content, which Wikipedia specifically does not allow to be cited. I also went ahead and edited the Eldoret article.--Megaman en m (talk) 16:48, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Hello Megaman en m, following part of my message is factual and doesn't have any opinion but I see you have removed it. I'm okay with removal of one sentence that you had given as example in your message to me but after going through neutral point of view I find following information is neutral and explaining the facts and this doesn't have any opinion. The information is explaining what language and what books he wrote initially and later.
"Initially he had written few books in English simplifying many concepts in computer systems and networks. Later he started to write in Marathi to explain the complex concepts in many subjects in simpler words. He has written 29 books in Marathi. His books have gained popularity because of his style of writing. His books are not literary art but they are attempts to give insights of different topics to a common man. His biography Musafir and his book explaining the economic evolution Arthat has influenced life of many people in Maharashtra and Marathi readers. He is an expert in Mathematics and has topped or scored 100% in all of his exams in his high school. His interests are music, literature, economics, science, management psychology, and information technology, and he has written books in these topics."
@Akshayhiremath20: There are still minor problems with the writing style, but the biggest problem now is that this is unsourced. If you got this information from a reliable source, please add it. If you wrote this text using your own knowledge, then please know that Wikipedia does not allow original research like this. Even if you know something to be true, you still need a reliable source. If you don't know how to add sources on Wikipedia, here is a guide to help you.--Megaman en m (talk) 11:36, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
Strictness of citations and fast reversionsEdit
Is there any strictness re citations for some details added at Predicative expression so it couldn't wait a few hours? Please use the talk:predicative expression to add your reply there.--184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:41, 3 September 2019 (UTC)