I don't live on Cullen Ct, but I like the street sign

If you have any interest in editing Wikipedia by smartphone, I encourage you to read my essay, Smartphone editing. Thank you.

Welcome to my talk page I use the name Cullen328 on Wikipedia, but you can call me "Jim" because that's my real first name. If you want to start a new conversation, please click "New section" at the top of this page. I keep the old comments from July and August of 2009 that follow the "Contents" here, because these friendly words of greeting made me feel welcome when I first started editing Wikipedia.

The importance of a friendly greeting

Hello and welcome to my talk page. If you want to start a new conversation, please click "New section" at the top of this page. I keep the comments that follow from July and August of 2009 readily visible, because these friendly words of greeting made me feel welcome here on Wikipedia when I first started editing. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:38, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Please offer your thoughts

I would appreciate comments and suggestions on any contributions I make. I am learning.Cullen328 (talk) 03:22, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Nice work on Jules Eichorn. He's been needing an article for a while.   Will Beback  talk  06:28, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
If I may suggest, now that you've posted the Eichorn article the draft below might be deleted. It's your talk page to do with as you like, but it's a bit hard to edit around.
As for formatting and pictures, a good way to learn is to look around at other articles to see what you think looks best. It can be helpful to break up long blocks of text into subsections. Perhaps it'd be possible to split the biography into two or three eras. Other than that, the formatting is usually kept fairly plain. As for photos, it's easy to upload them: the trick is in finding photos with appropriate licensing. If you have any personal photos then those'd be fine. There are might be pictures of the peaks he did first ascents on in the Wikicommons. File:Cathedral Peak.png is a so-so pic of Eichorn Pinnacle.
As before, feel free to ask if you have any questions. There are several editors here who are mountaineers or just admirers of the Sierra, so you're in good company.   Will Beback  talk  21:13, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
PS: Many editors create "sandbox" pages for drafting articles. For example, User talk:Cullen328/Sandbox.   Will Beback  talk  00:17, 1 August 2009

Your climber biographies

Hey Jim, just wanted to say welcome and thanks for your contributions to the Sierra Nevada climbing history articles. You're filling a niche that's been missing here, I look forward to working with you. --Justin (talk) 11:54, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

I'll second that. Nice work on Allen Steck and welcome to Wikipedia. I don't know who you are planning to write up next but if your taking requests I think Peter Croft (climber) could really use a page. If you ever have any questions please ask. Thanks again for your great additions.--OMCV (talk) 02:25, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Justin and OMCV. I am beginning work on Tom Frost and Glen Dawson. Comments on Norman Clyde would be welcomed. I will defintely read up on Peter Croft, OMCV. I am still "learning the ropes" in Wikipedia, to use a climbing analogy, and have all sorts of things in mind. My biggest challenge right now is getting permission to use images. My next biggest challenge is hiking to the top of Mt. Whitney with my wife in ten days - she's never been above 12,000 feet except for the train ride up Pikes Peak. As she's 56 and developing arthritis in her toes, it will be an accomplishment if she (and I) complete the Class 1 feat. Jim Heaphy (talk) 02:34, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Debra and I made it to the summit of Mt. Whitney at 2:20 PM on Friday, September 11. Jim Heaphy (talk) 00:59, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

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Happy Thanksgiving!Edit

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Thank you!Edit

Dear Cullen328, I'm going to let bygones be bygones. Thank you for giving me another chance. Best wishes for the holidays. --A.S. Brown (talk) 02:33, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello A.S. Brown. I am happy to see that you have been unblocked, and hope we all have a good year in 2021. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 02:48, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you again for your kindness, which is greatly appreciated. I hope you have a great 2021 as well; right now, the future is looking rather dark on my end, but I'm not let that affect my editing. I keep my word, and anyhow this is where I go to create something beautiful after miserable days and I want to keep it that way. I wish you you and your family a Happy New Year! --A.S. Brown (talk) 02:58, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

Kobe BryantEdit

Why did you undo my edit on the Kobe Bryant page? That is correct and factual. I don't see any reason for the undoing. He did died while boarding the helicopter when it crashed since he was on thd helicopter. I even mentioned that in the article. I don't see why you undid my edit. Sami0015 (talk) 22:39, 28 December 2020 (UTC)

Sami0015, he did not die while boarding. The helicopter was in the air for 39 minutes. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 22:44, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
He was on the helicopter so that is still boarding whether or not the helicopter was on the air. The moment he got on the aircraft was the moment he boarded the aircraft and when he was on or boarded the aircraft when it crashed to the ground after being in the air for 39 minutes that's when he died. Sami0015 (talk) 22:53, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
Sami0015, perhaps you do not understand the meaning of boarding. Please read Boarding (transport), where it is defined. "Boarding starts with entering the vehicle and ends with the seating of each passenger and closing the doors." Boarding is over before the aircraft takes off. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:27, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
Will this do? "On January 26, 2020, while traveling on a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter en route to a basketball game at the Mamba Sports Academy, Bryant died at age 41, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, when the helicopter crashed in a hillside in Calabasas, California" Sami0015 (talk) 24:06, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
Sami0015, I reverted your edit because you used the word "boarding" incorrectly. That was my main concern initially. But I do not think we need that much detail about the helicopter crash in the lead section of the article. There is much more detail in the body of the article and in the separate article about the crash, which is where those details belong. In the lead section, our goal is to summarize in five paragraphs Bryant's entire life and career. Why should we include relatively trivial details like the make and model of the helicopter he died in, or their precise destination? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:11, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
Also, why are you editing while logged out, and signing manually? Please log in to edit. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:14, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Because I thought they were worth mentioning in the intro to add a bit more but not too much detail into it about his death in the helicopter. Sami0015 (talk) 21:27, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

I want to continue the Teahouse conversation.Edit

Here's the conversation so far: "Is is civil to imply that another editor may not edit something?

I read in a talk page in Wikipedia something like 'There is nothing wrong with the first paragraph. You may edit the other paragraphs in that section.' Is it civil to imply that editing the first paragraph is now forbidden? There was no indication (that I could see) that the person who posted it was in an official position of authority so it seemed a bit bossy or even threatening. I've seen this sort of use of 'may' more than once. Arctic Gazelle (talk) 03:59, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

   Hello Arctic Gazelle. I agree that the comment may be perceived as a little bit bossy. But please try to assume good faith. Perhaps the editor was trying to say that they would not object to your edits to other paragraphs but wanted to have input into changes to the first paragraph. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:54, 23 December 2020 (UTC)"

How should I respond to someone who is bossy like that? Arctic Gazelle (talk) 13:03, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Another question, if I may? When should I tick the 'watch this page' box? What does it do? What are the pros and cons of ticking it whenever I edit a page? Arctic Gazelle (talk) 13:07, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello Arctic Gazelle. Often, there is no need to respond, and moving on may be best. If you choose to respond, do so in a level-headed fashion, focusing on improving the specific encyclopedia article. As for your second question, please read Help:Watchlist. You should tick the box if you have any interest in following the developments on any given page. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:41, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
How about if I ask, 'Do you mean I am forbidden to edit the first paragraph?' — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arctic Gazelle (talkcontribs) 21:45, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
I had an edit conflict when I tried to add four tildes in a second edit when I realized I had forgotten to do that, and I could not figure out how to fix that. Sorry for any inconvenience. If I am logged in, why do I still need to add four tildes? Why not let the SineBot take care of it? Why does it say 'Unsigned' when it is autosigned?

Should I still write edit summaries and sign my edit when talking with you here?Arctic Gazelle (talk) 22:13, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Following our Teahouse conversationEdit

Dear Cullen328, First of all, thanks for taking your time to respond to me at the Teahouse. But I am a bit intrigued by what you say 'That sounds like corporate marketing jargon to me, and we want to keep that type of language out of the encyclopedia.' A product name, or a brand name has indeed at a certain moment in time been invented by a marketing organization. But it's not 'jargon'. It's like giving a name to your cat or dog (often a not so very good one, but that's another story ;-)) Now, I also know that marketing organizations tend to regularly adapt these names, like putting old wine in new bottles, and then they want to create awareness about it. I understand Wikipedia doesn't want to involve into this type of game, and become a marketing vehicle, by namedropping etc. But I think it is different when a company is acquired by another, and a product (definitely an evolving one like software) changes owner.

Let's take the dog analogy :-) On Wikipedia, you have plenty of pages about famous dog owners (-> companies), famous dogs (-> software products), and about the tricks they can do (-> applications). You even have lots of pages that list up the dogs (along with their owner) who can do certain tricks, like these 2 for example: [[1]] and [[2]]. Now if a dog changes owner, for whatever reason, it usually learns new tricks, it might also unlearn some, but it also often changes its name and haircut. In other words, it changes quite a lot. I hope that illustrates what I mean. The company I work for has done around 8 acquisitions over the past 10 years (and that's only in my area of expertise). In total, this effects information on, besides all these former companies, around 35 software products, mentioned in various places around Wikipedia.

I am having difficulties to understand why I am in a conflict of interest if I adapt these names to what they are now. I can see it a bit more if I link it to the new owner and I cut the connection to the previous one. And I can definitely see it if I start assigning new tricks to it (and thereby ignore that maybe also other dogs can do similar tricks). But I hope you understand my point, and what I mean by 'actualizing names'. Maybe I am making a too big deal out of this, and the process is less of a hurdle than I imagine. I guess the proof of the pudding will then be in the eating.

Now... the page I created is actually part of the same story, and for this one, to be clear, I declared a COI. There can obviously be debate about the exact content, and I would even be delighted if others would shed their light, as I can only learn by interacting with expert-Wikipedians like yourself and your colleague-administrators. But I had the impression, and maybe I am just being to soft by nature or not used to the harshness of this medium, that I wasn't very welcomed to initiate something I think is a large correction of information on various places. For example, the requirement to declare myself as a paid user (rather than the mentioned COI), is in my opinion a bit of a stretch, as no one in particular at my work is asking me to do edits on Wikipedia, let alone paying me for it. I just think it is fair and correct that what is out there, is rectified. Now, if that's the rule, and that is what it takes, I can do that. But I don't have any clue what the consequence is, as I thought it's forbidden for people to be paid for writings. So all that is very unclear to me. And in the meantime, I also don't know what happened to my submission. It has been replaced by a redirect. So is it somewhere following an approval/review process? Or should I start from the beginning again?

Thanks again for your time BartVanLierde (talk) 16:00, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello BartVanLierde. You are a paid editor. Period. End of story. Make the disclosure before editing any further. I have told you that the best course of action in order to make changes to any article concerning your employer or any of its products or acquisitions is to use the edit request process on the talk pages of the articles. Stop with the shaggy dog stories. Highly experienced volunteer editors do not appreciate it when paid editors waste our time. It never ends well for the paid editor. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:47, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
Hello Cullen328 point taken. I do want to apologize if you think I have been wasting your time. That was definitely not my intention. Kind regards BartVanLierde (talk) 22:39, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Please revoke talk page privilegesEdit

For the user you blocked, BangladeshCitizenparty (talk · contribs). Thanks, 2601:188:180:B8E0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 20:40, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Got it. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 20:55, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Boing. 2601:188:180:B8E0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 21:31, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!Edit

  Thank you for warm welcome i m new here can you plz guide me on article which i have written Rathoredeepa (talk) 08:25, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

Happy New YearEdit

Happy New Year 2021
I hope your New Year holiday is enjoyable and the coming year is much better than the one we are leaving behind.
Best wishes from Los Angeles.   // Timothy :: talk 

Delete Draft:Interstate 42Edit

Draft:Interstate 42 doesn't he enough information for it to be an article. It was mentioned on U.S. Route 70 in North Carolina talk page that Interstate 42 doesn't a need an article yet. Cwater1 (talk) 04:02, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello Cwater1. No, I am not going to delete a good faith draft outside of policy. Please read WP:Deletion policy and follow the procedures there. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:26, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
Cullen328 On second thought, that article can always be improved. Cwater1 (talk) 01:20, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

Ah well...Edit

Sorry, I responded to the "dating" diatribe before I saw your response on the user's talk page. Oh well. Might be good for them to see that this is not the isolated opinion of one editor... --bonadea contributions talk 19:17, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

No problem, Bonadea. I expected someone else to reply promptly, and your reply was excellent. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:20, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

Terry A Simmons article.Edit

Dear Jim. Is there a danger that the Simmons article will be deleted in the near future? There is a news outlet here working on a piece communicating news of Simmons' death, and outlining his accomplishments. I anticipate that it will be published in the next week or so. I expect that it will ease your mind a great deal. I hope that you can wait that long for their piece to appear, before deleting anything. As you can understand I have invested a lot of work into this page. Dw861 (talk) 02:01, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Dw861. Yes, there is a danger that the article will be nominated for deletion, because at this point, it does not include references to any independent, reliable sources that devote significant coverage to Simmons, as far as I can see. Also, the article is full of content that is not properly referenced, and includes references that are not reliable by Wikipedia's standards, such as unpublished sources. Of course, I look forward to reading that upcoming news article you mentioned, but notability requires multiple sources. I will not nominate the article for deletion myself, but I really encourage you to trim the article back dramatically. Remove all unreliable sources, and remove every bit of content that is not supported by published reliable sources. A lean, well referenced article is much more likely to survive than a bloated, poorly referenced article. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 02:49, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Dear Jim. This is quite interesting. As an academic, and one trained to write historical narrative, I've been schooled to seek out first-hand, eye-witness accounts (and have an allergy to the second or third-hand reports that you seem to prefer). These favoured primary-sources would include the Vancouver Maritime Museum oral-history interview that has caused you such alarm.
Rather than including much material on the Don't Make a Wave Committee in the Simmons article, do I understand that more properly, you would prefer that material be moved to the Don't Make A Wave Committee article, and the remainder into the Phyllis Cormack articles? If that is so, then I can do that. Dw861 (talk) 04:06, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Dw861, your training as you briefly summarize it applies to academic writing where publishing peer reviewed original research in respected journals is king, and leads to tenure and lifelong distinction. Wikipedia honors that type of research, and we exist to summarize it, and other types of reliable sources as well. But we do not exist to be the first to publish original research or synthesis of sources, and a core content policy explicitly forbids anything like that. On Wikipedia, a precocious anonymous 14 year old is equal in every way to a 68 year old PhD with a lengthy curriculum vitae, because most editors are anonymous and our job is accurate, concise, well-referenced summarization, and definitely not brilliant research. On the internet, nobody knows that you are a dog. On Wikipedia, editors are assessed solely on the quality of their edits. Once you understand the policies and guidelines that undergird this incredibly successful project to create an enormous free encyclopedia, you should be able to recognize the problems with the article you wrote. My comments to date have entirely to do with the Simmons article. I haven't yet given the slightest thought to incorporating any of this content into any other articles. All Wikipedia content must be well referenced. Your references seem poor to me, so far. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:32, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Jim, given the passion of your response, it is possible that I may have hit a nerve--if that is the case, then I apologize. I can certainly replace Simmons' first-person observations with published sources. With what I have here at home, I've just switched out one of the Simmons' citations, for Ken Ross' 2000 publication "Environmental Conflict in Alaska", published by the University Press of Colorado. However, doing that for all of them will take time. The pandemic means that my institutional library is not presently open for in-person service. Signing books out is presently labourious. Thank you for defending the article from deletion while I go about this careful process. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dw861 (talkcontribs) 07:27, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Dw861, any passion you perceive is only me trying to uphold Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. As an long time editor and administrator, that is pretty much my never-ending unpaid job. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 07:35, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) comment: Perhaps the article could be moved to Dw861's user space while the referencing and notability issues are worked on? That would remove the time pressure and risk of deletion. Schazjmd (talk) 16:17, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

A pie for you!Edit

  I just wanted to thank you for your great service to Wikipedia, as hosr of the Teahouse and also as an admin. So thank you, and I hope you shall continue to make many more great contributions to Wikipedia. Векочел (talk) 13:30, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind words, Векочел. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 18:39, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
It only feels right to me to give thanks to someone who has made such a large impact on this encyclopedia. Векочел (talk) 20:09, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2021Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (December 2020).

  Guideline and policy news

  Technical news


  • By motion, standard discretionary sanctions have been temporarily authorized for all pages relating to the Horn of Africa (defined as including Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and adjoining areas if involved in related disputes). The effectiveness of the discretionary sanctions can be evaluated on the request by any editor after March 1, 2021 (or sooner if for a good reason).
  • Following the 2020 Arbitration Committee elections, the following editors have been appointed to the Arbitration Committee: Barkeep49, BDD, Bradv, CaptainEek, L235, Maxim, Primefac.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:07, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

New ArticleEdit

Hi Cullen, I'm new around here. I've been trying to get an artist's Article(Draft) back on the top of a really cool backup from people in WP(Editors were very imporntant to teach me that i was wrong). Right now I'm creating a new article because what I've tried for two months, belongs to someone else, whose wrote the article i was trying to improve. My point, I've been invited to the TeaHouse and I'm very interested in helping people like me, who have arrived without knowing and continue to seek improving. As soon as I start writing the article, I'm gonna have some doubts and I wish I could count on you. Thank you so much. Felipe Fanzeres (talk) 16:42, 8 January 2021 (UTC)Felipe Fanzeres


Hi, Jim. In the spirit of those friendly words at the top of your talk page, I am coming to you to seek your thoughts on how I can improve as an editor. Creating an article on a coat of arms was an error in judgement. I recognize that, and asked for it to be deleted, which it was. I am not sure that I will ever appeal the TBAN again. If I do at some point in the future, however, it will be more so that I know that I have improved enough to have regained the confidence of the community than to return to that corner of the encyclopedia. As you have opposed my request twice, I would appreciate your thoughts on how I might improve. Thanks. --Slugger O'Toole (talk) 03:06, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Slugger O'Toole, all I can suggest is to edit from the neutral point of view all the time, summarize reliable secondary sources that are entirely independent of the topic, and keep use of primary sources and affiliated sources to the bare minimum. But you already know all of that, don't you? So what else can I say? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:26, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:40, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you, Gerda Arendt. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:59, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Could you please go over our project's "new year resolutions", checking if they are peaceful enough? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:03, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
I am sorry to see that you are still discussing infoboxes, Gerda Arendt, but we all make our own decisions. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:31, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
Did you see that I advise to NOT discuss them? ... and have not done it in 2020 unless pinged to an RFC? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:34, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
By giving that advice, you are discussing them. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:37, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
They are under project goals, dating back to 2012, by people who came before me. I can't be silent, but what I say is Don't discuss them. It's a futile waste of time. Iridescent worded that well. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:13, 12 January 2021 (UTC)

How do you like today's pictured DYK, La schiava in Bagdad? Not by me - only nominated, but Voceditenore, whose evaluation from 2018 I gave the arb candidates to consider. They all agreed, "live and let live". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:47, 13 January 2021 (UTC)


Happy Wikipedia 20, - proud of a little bit on the Main page today, and 5 years ago, and 10 years ago, look: create a new style - revive - complete! I sang in the revival mentioned. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 18:51, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Well done, Gerda Arendt. Congratulations. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 20:39, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
... and proud today of a pic I took --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:26, 19 January 2021 (UTC)


How do i contribute Andrea yolis (talk) 07:30, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Andrea yolis, start out with The Wikipedia Adventure, an interactive learning game. Then, work on asking specific questions rather than overly general questions. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 07:53, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
How specific should my questions be? Andrea yolis (talk) 09:37, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
Andrea yolis, your questions should be specific enough to allow more experienced editors to give you helpful answers. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:28, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Kristle Murden § Maintenance template removalEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Kristle Murden § Maintenance template removal. -- Marchjuly (talk) 08:43, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Jim. You previously helped this editor out before at User talk:7light7#Offer of assistance; so maybe you can help her out here as well. -- Marchjuly (talk) 08:45, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks Marchjuly. I commented there. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 16:55, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Jim. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:38, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Submission DeclinedEdit

Hi Jim,

My submission for Draft:Institute of Project Management was declined on 31 Dec 2020. I understand the reason for the declining. However, could you give me practical steps on how to improve the articles? Or if you provide professional help to work on my article until it's approved you can also let me know. Thank you!

Kind regards, Cnagita — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cnagita4 (talkcontribs) 09:38, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello Cnagita4. Unless you can provide references to several reliable, independent sources that devote significant coverage to the Institute of Project Management, then it is simply impossible to write an acceptable Wikipedia article about the organization. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:01, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Talk:Gelotia lankaEdit

Dear Cullen328, I am Mu Quan, a 14 year old boy who recently did some expansion of the Wikipedia page on a spider with scientific name Gelotia lanka based on a scientific research article. This page is still classified as a stub, and I wanted to ask if you think it reasonable to remove its stub status — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mu Quan (talkcontribs) 13:43, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello Mu Quan. You did some very good work. Thank you. I upgraded the article to start class. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:10, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Want some helpEdit

Sir, i create draft, i still didn't published it but a admin suggested it for deleting. So what should i do. Please help.Waiting for you — Preceding unsigned comment added by POTIMANCH (talkcontribs) 04:19, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, POTIMANCH. My advice to you is to stop violating copyright laws and stop promotional editing. Fully comply with the policies and guidelines if you want to edit this encyclopedia. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 07:14, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Sir i am not violating the policiesEdit

I have permission from the authorities and i do not cross the limit of copyright. I developed that website which you mentioned. Please give your email for help.My email id is (redacted).Thanks POTIMANCH (talk) 09:17, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

POTIMANCH. Email communication is not required for this matter. You did violate Wikipedia's policy on copyright. Please follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:41, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for your heartfelt commentsEdit

I think your Survey comment was very effective and I want to thank you for sharing the comment. I believe it really helps the discussion. Lent (talk) 12:49, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

I truly appreciate your feedback, Lent. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 17:35, 17 January 2021 (UTC)
:-) Lent (talk) 20:49, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Continuing conversation from TeahouseEdit

Thank you so much for the quick response! I tried finding a way to reply in the old thread but alas, Wikipedia confounds me again. I will admit that Wikipedia isn't an easy or intuitive platform to use but I'm learning.

In regards to the post, thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction. Despite my lack of experience here in Wikipedia, I thought that by following another post that has been approved in the same product category (HIubSpot), that I would be able to use that as a guide to source and write my entry. In fact, I read through some of the linked sources — hence why I selected the sources that I did.

I see that I've also received additional feedback from other users. I will review my sources and modify them accordingly to the Wikipedia rules. But first, some research to make sure I fit the notability rules.

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AzumSauce07 (talkcontribs) 01:39, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, AzumSauce07. You are a paid editor. Presumably your client is paying you to be competent. Please do not expect long term, highly experienced volunteer editors to help you to learn your job. Can you see how irritating that might be to people who deeply believe in a volunteer ethos? There are some excellent books published about how to edit Wikipedia, but if you do not want to spend money on books, there are a multitude of help pages that can be found easily from Wikipedia's main page.
You linked to an article HIubSpot, which does not exist. One of the things all editors are expected to do is to proofread and correct their posts. I will assume that you actually meant HubSpot. You say you modeled your article on that one. That article includes references to significant coverage in excellent business publications like Forbes, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and the Boston Business Journal. Writing a Wikipedia article is not imitating an existing article while using poor quality sources. Source quality is by far the most important factor. Writing an acceptable article starts by identifying high quality sources and neutrally summarizing what they say. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 02:17, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Help Regarding Page move.Edit

Hello Sir, Hope you are well, Sir I have proposed to move Raantas page to Rantas. But there is already a page named Rantas, which is actually a redirect link to Rântaș . Can I know after the discussion is over How can we move the page to Rantas and what should we do with the redirect link on that page. Waiting for your reply. Peerzada Iflaq (talk) 13:43, 18 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Peerzada Mohammad Iflaq. Please read Wikipedia:Requested moves for instructions on what to do when consensus is reached. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:44, 18 January 2021 (UTC)


In May 2019, you gave User:Capriaf a formal warning for incivility[3]("The next time you call a fellow editor a "fucking moron" or anything like that, you will be blocked.") Here[4], the user refers to me as a "racist dipshit". The user also ignored my request to self-revert on a page covered by 1RR editing restrictions (the editor has previously been blocked for violating 1RR, so they know how 1RR works[5]). Snooganssnoogans (talk)

Blocked for a month, Snooganssnoogans. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 21:32, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Possible COIEdit

Hi Jim. Maybe you could offer some advice at User talk:Somapsyche#Welcome! about the changes that were made to Francis Thompson (film director). Dividing the article up into sections shouldn't be too difficult, but there might be no point in doing so if it's just going to be sections of unsourced content. I came across this via WP:THQ#uploading an image and the image that was added seems fine; it's just the other content that was added that might need some cleaning up. I tried looking for sources, but I'm unable to even find anything to verify what is supposed to be his full name or his date of birth, let alone anything to verify any of the other early life details that were added. I don't want to discourage this editor so perhaps input from someone else would help. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:41, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you Jim. -- Marchjuly (talk) 12:38, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Kurds and Kurdistan case openedEdit

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Kurds and Kurdistan. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Kurds and Kurdistan/Evidence. Please add your evidence by February 5, 2021, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Kurds and Kurdistan/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Dreamy Jazz talk to me | my contributions 16:17, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Cullen :)Edit

I accidently stumbled upon your page from WP:Teahouse and i am really happy to connect with you Cullen! Quick question: How do i move page from 'Draft' Draft:Prof Mohapatra to an actual wiki page (page not beginning with Draft:...) i was surprised when a wiki page that i created just a minute back Rob Chandra didn't began with 'Draft:' but it was actual page itself!.. Not sure where did i mess up on the first one... Thx! Have a great weekend! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Raovikramnet (talkcontribs) 11:26, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Raovikramnet. Your draft article about Prasant Mohapatra has been submitted for review to the Articles for creation process. You can continue working on it. I suggest that you be sure that every paragraph has at least one reference. As for Rob Chandra, the article was deleted because it obviously was not ready for the encyclopedia. You can work on that topic in your sandbox page or in draft space. Read Your first article for further guidance. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 19:00, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Henry Lorentzen (Artist)Edit

Hi Jim, thank you for your kind response. I am relieved to hear that I do not have the pressure of finding the page missing when I get back to the editing process. And yes, I get your meaning on bringing the tone down. I need a neutral editor and that's not me! LOL Henry's been gone 25 years and he really was a saint! Of course, he had no time to get into trouble! I remember him occupying two spots in his home...the art room and the dinner table. It might take me a while to figure out my "verbiage". My other problem is learning the codes on proper references. Any ideas or input you have is greatly appreciated. Warm Regards, Vanessa SmallSteps101 (talk) 23:01, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Vanessa. Would you like me to do some work on the draft? If so, please save a copy of the current version off-Wikipedia, because it will look very different after I edit it. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:06, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
What a great speedy reply! yes, please give it a try! Give me about 10 min to save my copy. I just ran into a new snag. My photos were not kosher either. Evidently I need to send an e-mail releasing permission. All so confusing, but I understand the problem. I suppose the photo of Gov. George Sinner poses a problem because he has his own page. I thought some photos would make the page a little neater....now it's just harder! OH my! This is what happens when you have a grandmother trying to be high tech. Vanessa SmallSteps101 (talk) 23:12, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
Well, Vanessa, I am a grandfather so it is not impossible. Now, I will take a look at the photos. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:23, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
Can't thank you enough for giving this "the once over". I'm a music teacher that is auditioning kids on Monday for the Spring Musical. My mind is in two places. You are giving me a gift of your time. Going to pay this forward with my students! Also, you've issued the challenge. Must get tech saavy! Vanessa SmallSteps101 (talk) 23:36, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Vanessa, there is a problem with the copyright status of the photos. You uploaded them as your "own work" which only applies if you are the photographer. The problem has nothing to do with George Sinner having an article. Only the copyright holder can freely license the photos, and if the photographer is dead, that would most commonly be their legal heir(s).

A larger problem is that I am having difficulty finding published reliable, independent sources that devote significant coverage to Henry Lorentzen, sufficient to show that he meets Wikipedia's Notability guideline for artists. Your draft mentions a book written by a relative, but that is not an independent source, and I cannot find it on Google Books or anywhere else on the internet. What is the ISBN number for this book? Which are the other most comprehensive published sources about the artist? Cullen328 Let's discuss it 01:01, 24 January 2021 (UTC) I see the issue on the photos, and I can fix it, as I know them personally. They have allowed me to use them in the past, so no worries there. On the book: here is the number: ISBN 978-0-9852198-0-2 Thank you for your honesty, it is a sincere help to me. SmallSteps101 (talk) 18:53, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the advice about photos...Edit

The site can be confusing, so I really appreciate the help! re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_historic_places_in_Vancouver A follow-up question: a few of the listings have more than one photo (e.g. Former Vancouver Law Courts; St. Roch), but how is that done? I can't figure how to add another one or two photos to the one already depicted. (BTW, I also can't figure out how to respond within the initial question/response thread, so that's why this message) Luke.Ernz (talk) 23:31, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, Luke.Ernz. In all honesty, I am not an expert in editing tables, so I suggest that you read Help:Table. As for your difficulty in responding, this may have something to do with whatever site/app/editing tool you use. I edit using the original desktop site on an Android smart phone, and do not use any add-ons like the Visual Editor or the mobile app. I find it very easy to do whatever I want without any of the gadgets and gimmicks. Others may disagree. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 00:33, 24 January 2021 (UTC)