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Hi Stuart, Thanks for the welcome. I have been active on German Wikipedia for the past few weeks, so it's not all new to me. Want to start contributing to the English version too. -- AK456 (talk) 11:51, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

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If you're interested, you're also welcome to improve this article: Pakistanis in Austria. Cheers, Mar4d (talk) 10:53, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
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disambiguation pagesEdit

Thank you for your work fixing links to disambiguation pages. I see you have done quite a bit of that.

Just a heads up. Your edit to the disambiguation page Lock‎ added three aliases. Such aliases are not appropriate on disambiguation pages as we want to show the actual article names to make selection easier. See WP:DAB for more details. Thanks! —EncMstr (talk) 18:13, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. Will take that into consideration in the future.--AK456 (talk) 07:48, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to the disambiguation projectEdit

AK456,

I can see that in the last month you’ve really been working hard on Wikipedia. Your enthusiasm is great and needed. I'm a fairly new Wikipedian and I've received valuable feedback to help me be a better editor. I hope you'll take this in the right way, but I’m worried though that your enthusiasm for fixing things may be adding errors to the encyclopedia. People depend on the information in the encyclopedia being right. We can’t just go with our best guess. I checked 11 of your edits and found what appeared to be six errors. Please review these to see if I’m right.

On the edit you made on Igor Ansoff, I couldn't find any evidence that Sterling Jewelers was the Sterling referred to in the disambiguation needed note. If you can't be sure, it is better to leave a link undisambiguated rather than fill it with something which might be wrong.

For the List of artists signed to Magnatune article, you disambiguated Sterling to Sterling (band). Sterling in that reference is some kind of musical group, but it doesn't look to me like it's the band listed in Wikipedia as Sterling (band). Their web page, (found by Googling for "Sterling" and "Magnatune") describes them as doing sublime and ethereal electronic music having started in 1995 and still active. According to the Wikipedia article, Sterling (band) is an alternative rock band which released its first album in 2001 and has since broken up.

For the LaToya London page, you created a redlink for H20 (band). Some Google research makes it seem that H20 is actually H2O, with an "O" instead of a "0" (zero), and it's the name of a hip-hop artist. I found that by searching for H20 with the name of one of the songs in the LaToya London article. If there's no Wikipedia article on an artist, it can be appropriate to create a redlink, but if you can't tell for sure what you are creating, it is better to unlink.

The articles for Luis Alberto de Herrera and Atlántida (magazine) had a link for Americanism. Based on the context of the articles, I think they are describing a South American political philosophy of the early 20th century. A historian specializing in that subject may be able to appropriately clarify this, but I couldn't tell exactly what they are referring to. It is better to leave it ambiguous than to link to something which might be wrong.

In the article Uptown Saturday Night, you removed the disambiguation needed note for George Reynolds and now it links to the disambiguation page without any note. There’s no reason to do that. The note might prompt someone who knows about George Reynolds or the film to link it to the correct person or create a page for that person. I also couldn’t find anything to support your change from Apollo Records to Apollo Records (Belgium). It seems to be some other Apollo which doesn’t seem to have an article on Wikipedia. If you found some evidence to support that for this example, or the others above, that’s great and I apologize for bringing up the issue, but I couldn’t find it.

Please take the time to check and if appropriate correct the problems above. You may also want to check your other edits to make sure they don’t include mistakes. If you need help let me know and I can go over other examples with you. Thank you. SchreiberBike (talk) 01:08, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

I got a bit carried away due to my competitive nature. Some of the updates you mentioned are indeed unclear. However the updates I made for Luis Alberto de Herrera and Atlántida (magazine), as well as for Uptown Saturday Night are correct. Btw, I did not remove the disambiguation needed note for George Reynolds, it's still there.
Wanting to move up on the DAB Challenge leaderboard I ended up making updates on pages that are outside my areas of expertise. That should not have happened. I will fix the mistakes you pointed out and will also be more careful when making updates in the future. --AK456 (talk) 07:55, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
You are right about the George Reynolds link. I was wrong about that and I apologize. I disagree about the links for Americanism. They are clearly talking about a philosophy rather than a landmass. Since I haven’t been able to find anything about that philosophy in Wikipedia I think leaving the disambiguation tag up is best – a case could also be made for unlinking it. I tried to find the right article to link to for the Uptown Saturday Night article, but I couldn’t come up with anything conclusive. How did you come up with Apollo Records (Belgium)? I even found one link which described Apollo as “not to be confused with the one-time R&S subsidiary of the same name.” I hate to be picky, but I worry about putting wrong information in the encyclopedia. Thanks. SchreiberBike (talk) 23:38, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes they are talking about a philosophy, but that philosophy is related to the landmass of the Americas (as opposed to individual countries within the Americas). The philosophy itself might not be noteworthy enough to warrant it's own article. But linking this to the landmass Americas shows where that philosophy comes from. To make it a bit clearer it would be good if somebody could add a paragraph about the philosophy to the Americas article rather than writing a seperate article and linking to that then. --AK456 (talk) 08:00, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

DabEdit

Hi, could you clarify what's wrong with the date given. Thanks Span (talk) 17:49, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

There was nothing wrong with the date. I had just put a DN tag there, because the Wikilink Daily Herald was ambiguous. I saw that you have removed the Wikilink altogether now, which is ok with me because it's not clear which Daily Herald we are talking about here. --AK456 (talk) 07:56, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

No refs in the leadsEdit

And Ayane was a playable secret character. --Niemti (talk) 07:52, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Sorry. Picked the wrong option from the droplist by mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. --AK456 (talk) 07:55, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

dn template additions(s)?Edit

Hi, I noticed in this edit you were trying to subst in the current date. Not sure why it didn't work, but it didn't...

I fixed the line by removing it -- that particular John McLaughlin doesn't have a WP article. But I just thought you'd want to know that editing shortcut didn't work. Regards, NapoliRoma (talk) 16:24, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. --AK456 (talk) 13:25, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

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Flawless (dance troupe)Edit

Hi AK456, I think you put a multiple issues tag on the Flawless article back in July 2012. I've been doing some work on that article to try and clean it up but as I am relatively new to Wikipedia I was hoping you might be able to re-review the article and let me know if I can remove the tags now or if it still needs a bit of work. WyrmVane (talk) 20:52, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi WyrmVane. Thanks for your work on the article. It looks great. Back in 2012 in looked like a very badly written promotion article, which is why I tagged it back then. You can certainly remove the tag now. --AK456 (talk) 10:37, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks AK456, I hope you don't mind but I will leave a note on the talk page to let others know that you agreed that the tag can be removed. Thanks again for reviewing. WyrmVane (talk) 18:53, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

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