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June 2018 GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2018 News
 

Welcome to the June 2018 GOCE newsletter, in which you will find Guild updates since the February edition. Progress continues to be made on the copyediting backlog, which has been reduced to 7 months and reached a new all-time low. Requests continue to be handled efficiently this year, with 272 completed by the end of May (an average completion time of 10.5 days). Fewer than 10% of these waited longer than 20 days, and the longest wait time was 29 days.

Wikipedia in general, and the Guild in particular, experienced a deep loss with the death on 20 March of Corinne. Corinne (a GOCE coordinator since 1 July 2016) was a tireless aide on the requests page, and her peerless copyediting is a part of innumerable GAs and FAs. Her good cheer, courtesy and tact are very much missed.

March drive: The goal was to remove June, July and August 2017 from our backlog and all February 2018 Requests (a total of 219 articles). This drive was an outstanding success, and by the end of the month all but eight of these articles were cleared. Of the 33 editors who signed up, 19 recorded 277 copy edits (425,758 words).

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 15 through 21 April, focusing on Requests and the last eight articles tagged in August 2017. At the end of the week there were only 17 pending requests, with none older than 17 days. Of the nine editors who signed up, eight editors completed 22 copy edits (62,412 words).

May drive: We set out to remove September, October and November 2017 from our backlog and all April 2018 Requests (a total of 298 articles). There was great success this month with the backlog more than halved from 1,449 articles at the beginning of the month to a record low of 716 articles. Officially, of the 20 who signed up, 15 editors recorded 151 copy edits (248,813 words).

Coordinator elections: It's election time again. Nominations for Guild coordinators (who will serve a six-month term for the second half of 2018) have begun, and will close at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible, and self-nominations are encouraged. Voting will take place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June.

June blitz: Stay tuned for this one-week copy-editing blitz, which will take place in mid-June.

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Nomination of Toba Capital for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Toba Capital is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Toba Capital until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. HighKing++ 21:20, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Meal KitEdit

Hey Tim, I recently made some changes to the wikipedia page of Meal Kit, which were reverted.

1. Regarding the definition of Meal Kit, Its not a subscription service. Subscription service is a type of business model that's prevalent in this industry. 2. Its necessary to let people know about the operations or production that takes place in Meal Kit. 3. I would suggest a section that discusses the different sales channel that are being used in industry and how consumer experience differs. 4. Meal kit industry is at crossroads and there are tons of problems that needs to be talked about.

There is so much to write on the wikipedia page of Meal Kit. Right now, in true honesty it sucks as it doesn't offer any value to the readers or any insight into the meal kit product/industry. My edits may have some poor editing but the content is right and valuable. Let me know if you'd be open to edit the content I write to add in the article, instead of completely reverting back the edits I made. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rishisinghal92 (talkcontribs) 16:55, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Hi Rishisinghal92 - thanks for your contributions. Normally when the content has simple grammatical errors or typos, I quickly make the corrections and move on. In this case, the issue was more that the text you added was unsourced. Without sources, it starts to fall under the category of what's called original research. There's more info about this here: WP:OR. If you have reliable third party-sourcing to validate the text you'd like to add, let me know and we can work together to add the info in a proper way. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 18:03, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks timtempleton - for your reply. I understand the problem now. Well, I agree most of what I wrote was original research. I have some articles listed down which we can tag. Further, I just want to let you know what I am doing. There maybe a editor bias. I was earlier founder of Meal Kit company in New Delhi. From last 4 months, I've moved to Chicago. My current venture is building a technology platform for Restaurants, SuperMarkets and other meal kit companies to produce meal kits and deliver them hyperlocally. Now, I'm planning to write a bunch of stuff as part of content marketing strategy. Do you think it would be fair in accordance to wiki to cite those sources here? There are also articles on Forbes, different blogs which provide the information in more detail. I'm fairly new to wikipedia and want to work on meal kit page. In all honesty, my objective is to create awareness about meal kit and not to promote my venture in any way. Maybe I should first write in the talk section and if you find that right or after editing, we can publish to main content.
Thanks for clarifying. If you use proper sources and don't make the content about your company, that should be fine. We want to be careful here that we don't get into conflict of interest territory, since Wikipedia isn't meant to be a promotional mechanism for companies. If you find reliable third party sources that you think add valuable info about the meal kit business in general, you can post them on the talk page and I can review to see what info we can extract. It's probably faster and less frustrating than writing something only to have it deleted for being promotional. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 20:41, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

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A page you started (Clique Brands) has been reviewed!Edit

Thanks for creating Clique Brands, Timtempleton!

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Thanks onel5969 - I thought I was already autoconfirmed - is there something different for adding articles? TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 00:03, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi Tim. You are autoconfirmed. You need the "Autopatrolled" user right so that the articles you create are automatically patrolled in Special:NewPages. You currently do not have the "Autopatrolled" user right according to Special:UserRights/Timtempleton. There is more information at Wikipedia:User access levels#Autopatrolled and Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Cunard (talk) 20:35, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification Cunard. I did a little reading and may need to step up my new article output a bit before applying. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 17:51, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:University of the PeopleEdit

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August GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors August 2018 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the August 2018 GOCE newsletter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Guild's June election; your new and returning coordinators are listed below. The next election will occur in December 2018; all Wikipedia editors in good standing may take part.

Our June blitz focused on Requests and articles tagged for copy edit in October 2017. Of the eleven people who signed up, eight editors recorded a total of 28 copy edits, including 3 articles of more than 10,000 words. Complete results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the seventeen people who signed up, thirteen editors completed 194 copy edits, successfully removing all articles tagged in the last three months of 2017. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are here.

The August blitz will run for one week, from 19 to 25 August. Sign up now!

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August 2018 GOCE blitz blingEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Timtempleton for copy edits totaling over 6,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE August 2018 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 21:55, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in the blitz and insisting on clear, comprehensible, and grammatically correct articles! – Reidgreg (talk) 21:55, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Cryptozoology#Merger_proposal discussionEdit

Hello, Tim. Since another user objected to discussion there, I'm following up on your comments at Talk:Cryptozoology#Merger_proposal. As discussed over at cryptozoology, the term cryptid is only used by cryptozoology proponents (the subculture that formed it) and in outlets influenced by their use. Academics who study these entities, whether from the folklore record or the fossil record, don't use this term. What cryptozoologists consider to be cryptids varies by the cryptozoologist, and can be anything from what they consider to be a living dinosaur or even an alien. Some of this stuff even comes from fiction (for example, Partridge Creek monster). This pseudoscience overlaps pretty heavily with related pseudosciences, particularly Young Earth creationism and ufology. If you haven't already, give cryptozoology a read, as it explains a lot of these issues and the article is in pretty solid shape these days. :bloodofox: (talk) 20:29, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks Bloodofox - I did give the article a cursory read, but will go back and read it again. I love learning about new things - whether I believe they are true or not. I'm a natural skeptic, especially these days when science is being attacked and hijacked. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 20:36, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Transport puzzleEdit

Per commentary on my user talk page, Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Transport puzzle has been reopened and the article has been restored for the time being. North America1000 01:07, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Upfield (company)Edit

Hi Timtempleton (and heads up to @Barkeep49:), I did a content fork of Unilever. Barkeep49 pointed out that it fails NCORP and turned it into a redirect to I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!. I didn't think that ICBINB! was an appropriate target over any of the other products, so I added a subsection to Unilever. I have no great interest in this company - I was just trying to turn some red links blue - and I appreciate that it might be too new to be notable. Perhaps the links should just remain red for now - suggestions would be welcome. Leschnei (talk) 22:14, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Leschnei, Barkeep49 - It's an USD$8B company - it has to be notable. [[1]] TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 22:17, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
I found the page through WP:NPP and take WP:NCORP seriously. Generally when evaluating for NCORP Wikipedia does not consider routine business transactions, including funding, mergers, or spin-offs notable. That's what I found for Upfield. I did a fair amount of looking for sources as I did expect it to be notable. I did consider a Unilever redirect but I redirected to I Can't Believe because it had the most page views of any of the subsidiary brands. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:58, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Barkeep49 I stumbled on this on the help desk, and saw that since they have 6 brands with articles, there's no way a redirect would work. No slight intended - I tend to just jump in BOLDly to maximize my time on the site. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 02:33, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

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Request at Ogilvy & MatherEdit

Hello, Timtempleton! Given your previous edits at Ogilvy & Mather, I wonder if you're interested in reviewing updates I proposed for the article infobox. Within the infobox, I'm looking to update the CEO's title, remove two people, and update the company's subsidiaries following its recent restructuring. As disclosed on the Ogilvy Talk page, I have a financial conflict of interest, as I'm offering these updates on behalf of Ogilvy as part of my work with Beutler Ink. Would you mind giving this request a look? Thank you, Danilo Two (talk) 21:00, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for updating the page! Danilo Two (talk) 21:20, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
Hello again! While I work on other updates to the Ogilvy article, I wonder if you would mind giving another small request a look: a simple clean up of the article's External links. Thank you, Danilo Two (talk) 17:48, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Hello yet again! As we discussed at Talk:Ogilvy & Mather, I am preparing content to update the article on Ogilvy's services since its "re-founding". To start, this request would update the unsourced and WP:PROMO last paragraph of the article's History section. Would you be able to give it a look? Thank you, Danilo Two (talk) 14:59, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks again for reviewing my Ogilvy requests! I have another one for you to consider, if you have time. Thank you, Danilo Two (talk) 20:11, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

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Pure Storage Draft UpdateEdit

I am affiliated with Pure Storage. I proposed a draft that is less promotional and removes the awards section.

I saw that you edited in the past and was hoping you'd have a quick chance to take a look at the bottom of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Pure_Storage


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Looking for feedback at Gallup (company)Edit

Hello Timtempleton! I'm curious to see if you could offer some feedback or pointers on a request of mine at Gallup (company). Much of the Gallup article focuses on the Gallup Poll; while obviously the most well-known part of the company, the poll is just a fraction of Gallup's business. In 2015, you made a constructive edit to help the article show more than the poll by adding the Gallup Press section.

Initially, editors at Talk:Gallup (company) disagreed with my request, saying that content on Gallup's non-polling businesses needed top-tier sourcing. I went back and trimmed my request, citing only major nationally recognized publications as sources. In my latest effort, I received feedback that the content is promotional and is inappropriate because Wikipedia is not a directory. That's certainly not the intent here: I am trying to provide context to the article to show that Gallup's research and consulting services are the majority of its businesses.

If you get some time and are interested, I would value your feedback or some tips on how to move forward constructively. Thanks! Danilo Two (talk) 20:13, 3 October 2018 (UTC)

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December 2018 GOCE newsletterEdit

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the August blitz (results), which focused on Requests and the oldest backlog month. Of the twenty editors who signed up, eleven editors recorded 37 copy edits.

For the September drive (results), of the twenty-three people who signed up, nineteen editors completed 294 copy edits.

Our October blitz (results) focused on Requests, geography, and food and drink articles. Of the fourteen people who signed up, eleven recorded a total of 57 copy edits.

For the November drive (results), twenty-two people signed up, and eighteen editors recorded 273 copy edits. This helped to bring the backlog to a six-month low of 825 articles.

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Redirect??Edit

In this edit you have inappropriately bolded a surname, citing "redirect, per WP:ASTONISH". While being astonished by the edit, I fail to see the relevance of your edit summary. Is there some esoteric meaning which I have failed to grasp?! Bjenks (talk) 02:24, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

@Bjenks: Sure - check out [[2]]. You reminded me that I forgot to bold the Comrade part as well - done. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 05:25, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

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@Rosguill: Thanks for reviewing the page. I removed the sole primary source, a Broadcom company financial filing. Company financial filings are used in almost every major public company article to source the financials in the infobox, but since it didn't add anything too earthshaking to the article - just substantiating an uncontroversial foundation funding event - it wasn't that important. I also added more recent coverage from Scientific American. From my experience in AfD, there's more than enough independent coverage in reliable sources to demonstrate notability. If you get stuck behind a source paywall and want to confirm the breadth and quality of the coverage that is there now, let me know and I can email you the text. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 00:52, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Draft Article HelpEdit

@Timtempleton: Hello, The subject of the article draft: Kent Tate is a Canadian filmmaker. There are pages on FilmFreeway and Canadian Filmmaker Distribution Centre and others. Would this be the information you requested in your reply to Teahouse Community - HELP Please? Thank you! LorriBrown (talk) 18:14, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

@LorriBrown: both of those pages are directories - not media coverage. My intent was to find media coverage substantiating notability - that's your biggest hurdle to getting your article approved, whether the promotional material is also removed or not. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 21:16, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
TimTempleton Thank you! Would the review written in Vanguard magazine (archived inn the Concordia University - CCCA Canadian Art Database) and/or the review written in GalleriesWest magazine be helpful for this purpose? There was another article written for the Saskatchewan Arts Board announcing the Yorkton Film Festival award that KT received in 2015. LorriBrown (talk) 03:36, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
@LorriBrown: The three sources are passable, but of the three, the Galleries West piece seems to be the most journalistic. It's hard for me to gauge the reliability of the Sask art board and Concordia University sites. It's not written anywhere, but absent top tier coverage by well-known media organizations like the NY Times, USA Today or CNN, my rule of thumb is you need at least 8-10 articles in reliable (non-promotional) sources, including at least 2 profiles, to comfortably meet the notability threshold for the subject of an article. The coverage of Tate appears to fall short of this. There may be others with a better sense of the Canadian art scene who might have a different perspective. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 21:41, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
TimTempleton Thank you! @Timtempleton: Would you be able to direct me to example(s) of an artist(s) profile(s) in Canada or the USA? I am unclear of what that is or where it can be found. An example would be most helpful! LorriBrown (talk) 14:26, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
TimTempleton I wanted to add that the Vanguard magazine was an important Canadian publication by a well respected art gallery, the Vancouver Art Gallery during that time. The Concordia University (Toronto) Fine Arts archived on the CCCA Canadian Art Database, a project to broaden public awareness of contemporary art in Canada, which included articles from the Vanguard, Canadian Art, Border Crossings, CMagazine, & Impulse. There are two articles about KT that were published in the Vanguard and three articles in ISSUE magazine another publication in Vancouver during that time period. Thank you! LorriBrown (talk) 15:19, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
@LorriBrown: - when I say others with a better sense of the Canadian art scene, I'm referring to other editors from Canada who might be better able to judge the notability of your sources. I'm unfamiliar with your soruces, and without more mainstream coverage, I have a hard time defending Tate's notability. The article and its sources should be able to stand on their own merits, in order to be approved. Your post asking for assistance has likely been seen by many others - let's see what they think. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 23:11, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
TimTempleton Okay, Thank you for your help!! LorriBrown (talk) 23:46, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

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Guild of Copy Editors March 2019 Newsletter
 

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Odd signatureEdit

[3] did not ping me, probably because the format with time first did not match a normal signature with ~~~~. A ping requires a valid signature. Did you sign it in a special way, maybe to test a manual time stamp mentioned in the following section? PrimeHunter (talk) 15:32, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

odd @PrimeHunter: - used re this time. Was on my iPhone - maybe the code wasn’t right. I noticed the formatting apostrophes don’t work right on iPhones. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 16:42, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
I wasn't pinged this time either. Now I think it's the lowercase initial letters in your signature links. This edit from an alt account with an imitation of your signature did not ping me. Neither did [4] with uppercase user page link, but I got pinged when all three links were uppercase in [5]. That's strange. mw:Manual:Echo#Technical details says: "The signature must contain a plain wiki link [[ ]] to the user's page, user talk page, or contributions page". Capitalization of the first character isn't supposed to matter in wikilinks. Maybe this is an exception. PrimeHunter (talk) 18:32, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Test from desktop. @PrimeHunter: TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 19:04, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Still no ping. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:06, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
PrimeHunter @PrimeHunter: @PrimeHunter: Any I'm missing? TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 19:22, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Still nothing. Try changing the links in your signature to uppercase TimTempleton. PrimeHunter (talk) 20:04, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
PrimeHunter Did that work? I don't remember putting in the lower case code. My user name is Timtempleton, not TimTempleton, so I changed the signature code to [[User:Timtempleton|<b style="color:#7F007F">TimTempleton</b>]] [[User talk:Timtempleton|<sup style="color:#800080">(talk)</sup>]] [[Special:Contributions/Timtempleton|<sup style="color:#7F007F">(cont)</sup>]]. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 21:10, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
It worked! I will report this at Phabricator if I don't find an existing report. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:41, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: Trying re| versus u| to see if that works too. So all along when I thought someone was ignoring me they maybe just weren't being pinged? TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 22:45, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
That worked too. It doesn't matter how the wikilink to my user page is produced. Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo has the option "Successful mention" ("Notify me when I send out a mention to someone.") It doesn't show whether old attempts were successful but if you had this signature for a long time then I guess it has been failing for a long time. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:53, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

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Thanks on "esp." and questionEdit

Hi Tim. I hope this is the way to write to you but I'm not sure. In any event I wanted to thank you for answering my question about "esp.". I might not have written only to do that, but I wanted to note that I apparently didn't a notification on your reply and so I posted the question again, following which I got a bot message saying the original message had been archived and linking me to it. Is that not getting notifications on Teahouse replies usual, so you have to keep checking if you want to see if and how your question has (possibly) been answered? Maybe I didn't click on "Watch this page", but I pretty much always do that when I edit a Wikipedia page, so it's a little hard for me to imagine that I didn't... oh, but I wouldn't want to follow the Teahouse page and read everybody's questions all the time, would I? And yet I don't think I considered that before, so I'm still a bit curious and confused about this. I'll also comment that "esp." seems so curiously inappropriate for what I've always understood to be a partnership that I don't reproach myself for not having thought of "espoused", though one might perhaps consider it to be obvious enough to be guessable. Espoused in my dictionary means married, and I'm supposing that because it says "Partner(s)", Assange and Harrison weren't. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roy McCoy (talkcontribs) 01:45, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

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Changing a company's old Logo for a New versionEdit

Timtempleton, I apologize for any rudeness, it was not my intention. I am hoping to replace the logo properly, by uploading an SVG file that can be used universally by anybody. A version that adheres to the corporate standard of the company.

@Colegagreg: I couldn't find a clean logo on your site. You could have just said what you said here as a comment in that thread, but since you're new no problem. You can indent by adding successive colons : to indent responses in threads. Also, please sign your posts with four tildes ~~~~ so we know who you are. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 19:20, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!Edit

  Appreciated all over the world, coffee is known for its energizing effect on people. XTMontana (talk) 15:31, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

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GOCE June newsletterEdit

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Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2019. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below.

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Wikipedia:Help_desk request from Mark BourrieEdit

User:Mark Bourrie was banned, including his many sockpuppets. Surely any requests made by them for edits should be reverted. Nfitz (talk) 00:24, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Nfitz: he seems to be more transparent now about getting his information correct. I'd rather he explain his reasoning about what's incorrect, and allow us to find corroborating sources. There are lots of eyes on this - shouldn't be too much trouble keeping it neutral. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 18:47, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Turn a blind eye to Arbcom rulings and recently blocked sockpuppets? The most recent disciplinary action was about 10 weeks ago, and this has been going on since February 2006. Meanwhile they are allowed to make make false claims about other editors? Surely someone with a 13-year history of this, has wasted enough time and resources, that they shouldn't be mollycoddled while they continue to break the rules. There's a way forward that I outlined on the article talk page. Nfitz (talk) 19:19, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
@Nfitz: I just saw his more recent comments to you on the talk page, which are threats and so I'm done trying to be a neutral party here. He seems to keep digging a bigger hole for himself. TimTempleton (talk) (cont) 19:27, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
I just saw the latest, after my comment above. Instead of working co-operatively, he has accused me of smears and retaliation (even though the text that seems to offend him is unchanged since my first edit of the page!). That is not acting in good faith, nor being transparent. This is why he was blocked in 2006. He behaves as if everything is a personal attack, even edits that are trying to improve the article, and make it lessmore neutral. Or at least make it look like it wasn't total self-written puffery. Nfitz (talk) 19:31, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
Just saw that typo! You escaped at the right time ... Nfitz (talk) 14:31, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

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A cupcake for you!Edit

  Thank you for your work on Rahul Jindal's page. I hope the citations I'm making are ok. I apreciate how politely you cleared up my confusion and wish everyone could be as kind and respectful as you. Tuuzi (talk) 17:21, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

Citrix SystemsEdit

Hi, Tim! We chatted about the Products section at Citrix Systems a while back. If your offer to review my draft still stands, you can find my suggested updates at the Citrix Talk page. Thanks in advance! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 20:16, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

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