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Pennsylvania Station (New York City)

Please address them one at a time. You anonymously reverted several edits at once. That is nasty! Secondarywaltz (talk) 00:46, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

@Secondarywaltz: I didn't revert your changes. The IP user and I are not the same user. BTW, what makes you think that? (I don't make edits like this.) You should take these issues to the talk page instead.
And now that I think about it, the services should be included in the infobox; having them in the article makes it harder for a reader to, at once, see the list of services that serve the station. In Canadian railway station infoboxes, the infobox rules may be a bit different, but here in the US, the services and their colorboxes are usually in the infobox. Epicgenius (talk) 02:22, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Far Above Cayuga's Waters

Why do you believe that the inclusion of the full lyrics is unnecessary? As a student at Cornell, I can tell you that many people turn to wikipedia to find out the lyrics to the song. Jfeath (talk) 03:36, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

I've restored it, as the lyrics were written before 1922 (see WP:LYRICS, MOS:LYRICS, and WP:NOT#LYRICS). Epicgenius (talk) 03:40, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Transportation in New York City

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Heather Peace

I understand you removed an edit about Heather Peace's wife - Ellie Dickinson? You said they broke up but I believe them to still be together because I know them. I thought I would make you aware of this and ask why you thought they were no longer together? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Heatherpeacefan (talkcontribs) 22:46, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@Heatherpeacefan: I read the text wrong. Sorry for the inconvenience. Epicgenius (talk) 01:00, 5 March 2014 (UTC)


“Казахстан” is a word in many languages. Therefore, the redirect Казахстан should be categorized as a redirect from each of those languages. You are right that there are too many duplicate messages on the page. The solution is not to remove the redirect from its categories, but to fix the redirect template. Gorobay (talk) 23:29, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@Gorobay: All right, I'll do that next time. Thanks for the note. Epicgenius (talk) 01:00, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Criticism of Fast food: Animal Cruelty

I saw that you had undone my added section on Animal Cruelty in the article Criticism of Fast food. I was wondering what your reasoning for this was. It would be helpful to know so that I could have a better understanding as to how to revise this section in order to make it more appropriate for the article. Philip121 (talk) 01:12, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

@Philip121: Thank you for your note. I kind of felt that the section that you added didn't have a neutral point of view, so I have removed it for now, though I'll clean your addition up a bit soon. Epicgenius (talk) 01:15, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Culture Killer

You just stabbed a nice bit of English culture with a your little e-sword. I hope you Phil Babb mate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:30, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

That was kind of funny, unfortunately, it is not real. See Wikipedia:Hoax. Epicgenius (talk) 03:32, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Mahjong edits

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Recent edits to Khaled Mardam-Bey

Hello, and thank you for your recent contributions. I appreciate the effort you made for our project, but unfortunately I had to undo your edits because I believe the article was better before you made that change. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Mess Inside (talkcontribs) 20:42, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

@The Mess Inside: Please add a source or else it may be removed. Also, please sign your post with four tildes ~~~~. Additionally, it would be appreciated if you also brought the issue up to the article's talk page for other users to address the issue as well. Thanks, Epicgenius (talk) 21:11, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Sign this. *grabs dick* The Mess Inside (talk) 21:06, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Well, that's not very nice. *changes into karate clothes*Oh wait, I left them at home... Anyway, I've got a really dark-colored belt and I'm not afraid to use it to defeat vandals! (Not that you're one, but still, it seems like a good notion to think about....) Epicgenius (talk) 21:11, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
I've got the revert for ya! Secondarywaltz (talk) 21:15, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Secondarywaltz! Epicgenius (talk) 21:16, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Your loyal fan base just wants your autograph in the most peculiar places. ;) Best, Sam Sailor Sing 21:48, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I guess so.   Epicgenius (talk) 23:55, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thunderbolt (Coney Island)

I'm going to reverse these moves. We don't have double disambiguation in article titles like you created at Thunderbolt (Coney Island) (new). Since it is not clear the current names are incorrect or what better names would be, you may want to nominate at WP:RM for a full discussion. Vegaswikian (talk) 19:46, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Since there are two Thunderbolts at Coney Island, I'll do that. Epicgenius (talk) 19:48, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Illinois College


I have been making additions to the Illinois College page and I noticed that you reverted some of those changes. Can I ask why you felt the changes I made needed to be reverted?

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msk2007 (talkcontribs) 20:41, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

@Msk2007: I feel that you need to find reliable sources for your edit, so that's why I reverted it. You can still add the content, but it may be removed as unsourced. Thank you, Epicgenius (talk) 21:23, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

I re-added the edits you made to Liuwa Plain National Park

You deleted the information about the third cub, possibly because I hadn't referenced it, but I re-added the information and placed a link behind it (though I'm not sure if it shows...).

The official Twitter and Facebook from both inform us that there are now in fact three (and not two) cubs present on the Liuwa Plain. To not add this relevant information is to misinform the public. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:03, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

The link to Facebook and Twitter should normally be avoided, but this is an official account, so it is permissible. Please try to get a better source, though. Thanks, Epicgenius (talk) 23:53, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi you reverted my edit on Paulownia. I removed the content again but this time I've explained my reasons on the talk page Reliable reference needed. ?oygul (talk) 05:15, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Saving Mr. Banks

There's a discussion at Saving Mr. Banks, that you might be interested in partaking, seeing as you recently contributed to the article in relation to the issue that is currently being discussed. Your input will be appreciated. Thank you. ~ Jedi94 (Want to tell me something?) 21:06, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

NYC Subway edits

I can understand why you put the late night services on the layout, count me in. I can scout the other stations to add the late night services on the page. Be on the lookout for some reverts, they are made by people with no accounts ( IP address ) and can be a nuisance. I had to redo Barclays Center since someone undid my edit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DePeeper (talkcontribs) 02:44, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Alright, I'll keep an eye out. Thanks. Epicgenius (talk) 02:46, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Should we make the Lefferts Shuttle service icon a gray A? I see that you changed the Broadway shuttle (yellow S, this service icon is used on the shuttle trains) to a blue S (used in schedule). The gray A is used on the late night map, so it would make more sense. You may need to create a separate template for Lefferts Boulevard because of the late night shuttles. The template used there is for above ground terminals. DePeeper (talk) 21:58, 5 March 2014 (UTC) (Note: Indented for clarity. Epicgenius (talk) 23:53, 5 March 2014 (UTC))
This is a very difficult situation.
  • The trains use the yellow S
  • The schedules use the blue S
  • The maps use a gray A
  • The station signs don't use bullets (to my knowledge)
So, I'd recommend leaving it as is, unless a gray A exists on Wikimedia Commons. Epicgenius (talk) 23:53, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
As you may have seen, our edits (espically yours) have been rudely reverted. A tag has been placed on this IP address ( which originates from West Hollywood), so a block on that client may be placed on later. We should watch our backs. Thanks for redoing my edits on 8th Avenue line.
About the shuttle, a gray A icon is in the Commons, but you are right about this being a diffuclt decision. I have been at 104 St (Inwood-bound) before, but I have never seen the overhead signs saying about the late night shuttle. Next time, I'll see if I can get some information about the service. In the meantime, lets keep on the blue S. DePeeper (talk) 02:08, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
All right. In the meantime, I'd suggest talking the color issue over with the IP user first. The user is favoring colors for tracks of trunk lines only, as well as strict adherence to the term "station layout", removal of explanations of door-opening sides for platforms, and denial of Tenth Avenue as a planned station (the latter of which is very far off in the future). Epicgenius (talk) 02:29, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

I see you used my R160B Jaguar Ad train image. Neat, huh? I ride the F train every night, and I take an image every once in a while. I figured this was a one time opportunity, so I took the chance and haven't regretted since. I originally put it in the central NYC Subway article, since the R46 R image is outdated (the R fleet is 100% R160, due to the tunnel closure) and it got reverted, because "Jag doesn't need the free ad". It does look good on the R160 page,though. Its public domain, so you can use it. DePeeper (talk) 01:15, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it's a good photo. Epicgenius (talk) 13:52, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Reverted a revert

Hey I reverted your revert on my earlier edit in the FON article , I assumed you reverted it because of the missing reference. So I put it back with a news reference. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheFriedZombie (talkcontribs) 13:13, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Progress Wrestling

Hello. I recently saw you edited the Progress Wrestling page, using STiki. All of the information on the page was 100% correct prior to your edit. If you would be so kind as to undo your edit, it would be appreciated. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:00, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Considering meaning of "drawn" in hanged, drawn and quartered

I would just inform you that I have placed a number of references from such 16th century writers like Stow, Chaboner and Holinshed on the Talk Page that most likely, "drwn=dragged", not "drawn=eviscerate". Thus, I thank you for your recent revert on the article page!Arildnordby (talk) 23:13, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

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Rowdy Roddy Piper

You said Rowdy Roddy Piper was a non-notable person. He is a very famous wrestler. Not that I really care much if you leave it up there or not, but he appears to be the only famous person who has ever lived in The Pas :P — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:24, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Requested move for subway lines in Toronto

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Since you've recently edited the article, there is a discussion at Saving Mr. Banks currently underway, that you may be interested in partaking. A consensus is being attempted to be reached, regarding the placement of one of the article's sections. Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, ~ Jedi94 (Want to tell me something?) 18:06, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. Epicgenius (talk) 18:06, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Science alums

Hi - the only way this really works is to have the longer detailed list with photos as the separate "List" article, with the shorter list with less detail in the main article. I mistakenly reverted to the wrong version - the way it is now is, I think, the way it should be and what we worked out on the Talk page a while back. I misread your edit summary and thought you were removing the whole section from the main article - but I think it's ok now. Always open to discussion, of course, but we did reach consensus after some haggling, so I think we should try to preserve that. Tvoz/talk 00:24, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

All right, thanks. Could you also revert my edit to the main alumni article while you are at it? Thank you in advance. Epicgenius (talk) 00:30, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Yeah I think I did that - meant to - I'll check. Cheers Tvoz/talk 01:10, 11 March 2014 (UTC)


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Museum of Arts and Sciences of Epirus chase

Thank's. At the Museum of Arts and Sciences of Epirus I am only do some Grammar and Citation fix, do not worry about it. I Never mind about that. Greeting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ADHZ07111989 (talkcontribs) 17:12, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Christ in Limbo

Hi Epicgenius, you reverted my edit of the authorship of the painting Christ in Limbo. Now, again, H. Bosch is falsely accused of having painted it, while every credible art history source tells us otherwise, see here for example: Please correct your error. Cheers, --Flammabel (talk) 22:58, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

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Edit on Mike Scott page

If it is felt that my addition of the word 'burlesque' is vandalism or factually inaccurate then I respectfully agree to its being edited out. However, I did provide a citation for the person in question belonging to that genre and there are many more sources available which hold the same sentiment. --BurlesqueCoversGalére (talk) 10:40, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

I felt that the statement that you added sounded like an opinion. That was why I reverted it. Epicgenius (talk) 12:27, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Very well, I will not dispute your judgement further and although I do no agree that my addition was a statement of opinion I can appreciate your explanation as to why you reverted it. --BurlesqueCoversGalére (talk) 15:40, 12 March 2014 (UTC)


Could not find what was wrong, too many vandalism. Maybe page protection on Shi tzu? Hafspajen (talk) 15:24, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

@Hafspajen: I was thinking about that, but it seems that only 3 vandalism edits were conducted on the page recently, and vandalism happens pretty infrequently. Pending changes would probably be more appropriate. Epicgenius (talk) 15:35, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok. Hafspajen (talk) 15:41, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Hoboken Terminal

Hey, could you double check your diagram at Hoboken Terminal. It needs fixing. oknazevad (talk) 19:39, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

I was ready to post the same message. ---------User:DanTD (talk) 20:03, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
  Done I've fixed it. Sorry for the inconvenience, guys. Epicgenius (talk) 20:06, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Revert mistake.

Here is proof that you mistakenly reverted a good edit: (talk) 14:03, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

If you have proof, shouldn't you be inserting it as a reference in the article in the first place? Epicgenius (talk) 14:51, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you for accepting / agreeing that it's your mistake & It's O.K. (Common for all Humans). Somebody will not agree / accept their mistake(s). I liked it. Please, keep it up :D Raghusri (talk) 09:59, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Chris Merritt

Hi Epicgenius. I decided to put the article back to the version by the IP [1]. It was actually an improvement as he was paring down some of the unreferenced cruft that he had previously added to the article in response to the discussion at Talk:Chris Merritt. There is clearly a COI there, but it looks like the editor is starting to take on board the comments from other editors. Best, Voceditenore (talk) 07:55, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

OK, thanks. I'll try to clean up the article whenever I can. Epicgenius (talk) 12:52, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple

Hi there,

I have been noticing that you have been reverting the posting done by us for "Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple.

We are the part of family to which the temple belongs. Even though the initial info given to this topic was wrong, we had to consult the senior members of all families before making correction.

As you know we all depend on wikipedia a lot for genuine information, we would like to be correct the info about Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple as well. Could you please advice me, if there is any issue with my post amending approach?
If we are not allowed to edit, we would like to recommend to delete the any data about Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple.

Hope you could respect our family values,

Thanks Advaith Krishna— Preceding unsigned comment added by Transline2014 (talkcontribs) 18:52, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

If you have a Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, you can request a edit to be done for you on the article's talk page. Wikipedia admins do not just outright delete articles because you do not like a certain revision. Epicgenius (talk) 18:54, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

East Harlem

If that statement goes back in there, you have to reconcile the fact that there are 7 people listed, and two more people mentioned afterward. That would make for 9 people dead, whereas the article says 8. -- Fuzheado | Talk 19:19, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

@Fuzheado: Okay. I am fine with the statement being removed. However, the source at NYPost seemed to say that the Japanese woman was among the missing, although she is not confirmed dead. Epicgenius (talk) 19:21, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Just wanted to make sure you kept that in mind. I didn't have the time to sift through all the latest info. Thanks. -- Fuzheado | Talk 19:41, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

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The Appointment (novel)

Yes, you are mistaken. Sincerely, (talk) 17:08, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

The "(novel)" part isn't italic. Sincerely, Epicgenius (talk) 18:01, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Of course not.
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Right? (talk) 13:37, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
You are right, but either way is correct. {{DISPLAYTITLE}} allows more variety in formatting. {{Italic title}} basically only does
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edit of Harri Peccinotti

I am both related to Harri Peccinotti and currently working for him. I recently put up an edit which is in fact a bio from a phtotgraphic site [[2]] the only other changes are the names of additional magazines that he has worked for. The reason for the edit was to put up a more rounded and current biography which I intend to update at a later date. I am new to wikipedia and hope this finds the correct person. If I am breaking any rules or if there is any further info I need to provide please get bak to me as well as explaining why my edit cannot be put up if that continues to be the case..

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Vincenzobandini (talk) 15:13, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Vincenzobandini, I have reverted your edit due to deletion of categories, links, and references. You may post material, but please don't remove all references, categories, or links from the page. This will make the page un-encyclopedic. Thanks, Epicgenius (talk) 16:00, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Reversion of Lagrange Multiplier edit

No problem reverting my edit, though I still think something should be done. The statement about the minus sign is a bit removed from the equation that is being referred to and without the context it looks like a horizontal line. I didn't know it was a minus sign for a bit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:24, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

It's OK. Epicgenius (talk) 13:36, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello Epicgenius

I've read your message that you removed my contribution on the Brocade (disambiguation) page. Your reason for doing so 'I believe the article was better before you made that change' is very easy, I think.

I made a new page about a library software, called Brocade Library Services. Because the users of this software mostly refer to it as 'Brocade' I am convinced it is necessary to also add the link to Brocade Library Services on the Brocade (disambiguation) page. I do not see the problem ...

Regards A. Jacobs — Preceding unsigned comment added by Akjacobs (talkcontribs) 13:52, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi Epicgenius: I'm curious as to why you removed the link to "other Roger Browns" here [3]. I'm not very familiar with guidelines on when/why to have these links in articles, so I was wondering if you could explain your thinking. Thanks! Safehaven86 (talk) 16:53, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Safehaven86. I removed it because the article title had the disambiguator already. But I'll restore it. Thank you, Epicgenius (talk) 16:58, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, thanks! Safehaven86 (talk) 17:08, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Edits to Bushwick, Brooklyn

You stated that you undid the edits simply because you believe the page was better before. Are there any detailed reasons why you believe so? My edits represented facts about the gentrification of the Bushwick neighborhood, evidence of which is previously written in the page. Also, it'd be interesting to know who the "our" is that you mentioned when labeling the page as "our project". Are the editors of this page made of a collective of longtime Bushwick residents or outsiders maintaing the page for the purposes of gentrification? (talk) 19:54, 18 March 2014 (UTC)Hood

Although I may have left a message that was too generic (I use STiki; plus, it is a communal project, we are supposed to cooperate in this project), I didn't really think that "gentrification" is the right word for the article. There are still some public housing projects in Bushwick, and it's still a low-income area (most people earn between 15k to 50k per year in the area). Plus, you need to add reliable sources for the claim that the rents have been driven lower solely for the benefit for young white residents. (By the way, I live in Queens. I nave never lived in Bushwick before in my life.) Epicgenius (talk) 21:52, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Fenced off area

Hello Epicgenius,

Regarding this edit, I'd like to do something similar for Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line), but I am not sure about two things:

  • Where are the cross-passages relative to the platform length?
  • Which additional stations have this feature? Vcohen (talk) 16:52, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Hello Vcohen. I am not sure what the width is between the two portions of the platform at Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues. However, judging from photos and observations, I think it's about the same size as the platforms themselves.
Also, other stations like this with partially split platforms are Broadway Junction (BMT Canarsie Line) and the southbound platform of Fordham Road (IND Concourse Line). Epicgenius (talk) 17:01, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, but my question is about the length, not the width. The width is known, because it's a former track, it's exactly the width of a train between two platforms. Vcohen (talk) 17:13, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
@Vcohen: The two parts of the platform are connected at both ends. The non-connected part is around 240 feet and is aligned toward the west end of the platform. Epicgenius (talk) 18:13, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
The total length is about 480 feet, so it's only a half, and the second half is a usual island platform, right? Vcohen (talk) 18:54, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I guess so. However, the empty space isn't at the exact center of the platform—the connection between the two portions of the platform at the Brooklyn end is smaller than the connection at the Queens end, according to satellite imagery of the area (and personal observations). Epicgenius (talk) 21:46, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
OK, thank you. Vcohen (talk) 22:28, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Problem with the edits I have made on Intland_Software.

Dear Epicgenius,

I have received your message regarding the edits I have made on Intland_Software.

Thank you to give me the opportunity to discuss the difficulties with this update.

I should admit that even if I read your guidelines I find it difficult to write about this topic in a neutral and objective way, because I work for the subject of this article.

I did the changes of the article to make sure that it is up-to-date but it was not my intention to harm your rules in any shape and form.

As requested I already tried to explain that I work for the subject of this article by saying it in the edit summary box before I last “saved” my edit. I hope it will satisfy the minimum requirement of the Terms of Use and it won't make the situation worse.

Can you please tell me which parts of my edits are against your policy and what shall I do to fix this problems?

Thank you. EvaIntland (talk) 19:34, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi EvaIntland. It looks like you have a conflict of interest at the page. You should suggest an edit at the talk page using {{requested edit}}. Thanks, Epicgenius (talk) 13:36, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
@ Hi Epicgenius. Thanks for the info but I am not quite sure what you mean. I only did a minor change (adding a few sentences to the page) yesterday. The rest of the page didn't have any conflict of interest before. Can you tell me which parts of the page might be the one that requires any edits? I did check a site today and didn't see your warning anymore. What does it mean? Thank you. (EvaIntland (talk) 15:17, 18 March 2014 (UTC))
@EvaIntland: What warning are you referring to? I meant that you should actually click the "Talk" tab on the upper left-hand portion of the page, then click "New Section" tab on the upper right corner of the talk page once it loads. Epicgenius (talk) 15:03, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Newzealand Hinduism

Hi Epicgenius,

I noticed that you removed this edit.

- See Also: All Hindu Temples in New Zealand, their contact details and opening hours <ref>{{cite web |url=|title=All Hindu Temples in New Zealand their contact details and opening hours|author= |date= |work= | |}}</ref>

I'm new to Wikipedia, so can you please help me understand where can this reference link be more appropriate.

I thought, It's a list of Hindu Temples which is relevant to anyone interested in hinduism in NZ, please correct me if wrong, as I'm fairly new here.

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dhorsetrader (talkcontribs) 00:43, 19 March 2014‎ (UTC)

@Dhorsetrader: I removed that listing because it didn't seem particularly encyclopedic. Epicgenius (talk) 15:03, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Edit to Greenfield, IL

Curious as to why my addition of municipal and school district information was removed... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:37, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Australian Kelpie Article

RE: The Australian Kelpie article, I beg to differ - how could an Australian Kelpie possibly be more notable than being a mascot for a volunteer run organisation who save them? AWDRI Nimble is frequently on television, in magazines, at dog shows to promote the organisation and goes with her owners to pounds on dog rescue missions as a comforting friend for the recently released dogs. Her owner, Di Edwards was nominated for the prestigious Australian of the Year award in 2013.

I would like a better explanation of why you undid my edit. The explanation you provided indicates that this was based purely on personal opinion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:25, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor newsletter—March 2014

Since the last newsletter, the VisualEditor team has mostly worked on changes to the template and image dialogs.

The biggest change in the last few weeks was the redesign of the template dialog. The template dialog now opens in a simplified mode that lists parameters and their descriptions. (The complex multi-item transclusion mode can be reached by clicking on "Show options" from inside the simplified template dialog.) Template parameters now have a bigger, auto-sizing input box for easier editing.  With today's update, searching for template parameters will become case-insensitive, and required template parameters will display an asterisk (*) next to their edit boxes. In addition to making it quicker and easier to see everything when you edit typical templates, this work was necessary to prepare for the forthcoming simplified citation dialog. The main priority in the coming weeks is building this new citation dialog, with the ultimate goal of providing autofill features for ISBNs, URLs, DOIs and other quick-fills. This will add a new button on the toolbar, with the citation templates available picked by each wiki's community. Concept drawings can be seen at mw:VisualEditor/Design/Reference Dialog. Please share your ideas about making referencing quick and easy with the designers.

  • The link tool now tells you when you're linking to a disambiguation or redirect page. Pages that exist, but are not indexed by the search engine, are treated like non-existent pages (T56361).
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Penelope Keith

This bot has converted the name of Penelope Keith's character in To the Manor Born from "Audrey fforbes-Hamilton" to "Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton". The "fforbes-Hamilton" version is correct. See the article about To the Manor Born -- SteveCrook (talk) 13:28, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Alright. Thanks for the note. Epicgenius (talk) 14:46, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

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Big Flame (band) edit

I did try the "click here" link but nothing happened, so I am raising the matter here.

I carried out a small but significant edit to the article entitled "Big Flame (band)". This you rejected. I looked at the "What Wikipedia is NOT" but that didn't help. The reason that the edit was made was that the band did not "split", in the sense that bands are usually said to "split". What the band did was to act on a decision they made when the band was formed. That decision was that the band would have a life of three years and no more. This was part of the band's philosophy and their views about punk music and therefore I thought that it was important that this should be included. Perhaps the edit that I suggested was not clear enough about the facts. And my credentials? I know the band members. DMickG (talk) 08:48, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Assuming that you are the same editor as (talk · contribs · WHOIS), I reverted the edit because:
  1. the previous wording was fine.
  2. the article doesn't say anywhere else that the band said that they would break up after three years.
If you want to add it back, go ahead, but I recommend that you find another reliable source first. Epicgenius (talk) 12:41, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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Quentin Elias

about page Quentin Elias,

thank you, I think that you understood the error between my name (I am the husband of the sister of Quentin) and truths name of the father of Quentin, who must remain confidential. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boileaux L (talkcontribs) 14:27, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Cute Kittens


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Technical move reverted

Hi Epicgenius, your requested technical move of Delovoy Tsentr (Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line) was reverted by YLSS. You can discuss the matter with him or start an RM if desired. --BDD (talk) 18:52, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

@BDD Okay, thanks. I didn't realize that there was another Metro station with the same name under construction in Moscow, so that's why YLSS reverted it. Epicgenius (talk) 14:00, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Edit to Jim Duggan page

Just curious as to why the edit I made to the Jim Duggan page was reverted. Thank you! Scuds20 (talk) 19:33, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

It was spelled wrong, so I removed it. The correct spelling is "cleft palate"; I will restore it shortly. Epicgenius (talk) 14:33, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Harborfields High School

Hello I am curious as to the reason of the edit/removal of all Notables except for Mariah Carey and Flanagan? If you were not the person who made these, please excuse my miss direction. In looking at some of the edits I can see where Opies (Greg Hughes) fans went and made (stupid) edits. However, I don't see why all other people were removed except for those note above. Even those with references were removed.

Thanks Ken

None of the entries were referenced or notable except for these two. The non-notable entries, even with references, were removed because just about anyone can find a source for their graduation at a school, whether they are notable or not. Epicgenius (talk) 14:33, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
Not sure how to respond so I am using the edit feature.
I do know that My entry was referenced. "Ken Cresswell" . How or who determines if a person is notable or not? Why does being able to find a source for their graduation school block them from being listed? Where you a graduate of Harborfields? Mybe the page should be set up as the Northport High School is notable graduates broken down by group?
Also if we are being consistent. Anthony Cumia is from John Glen High school. He is listed on there as a notable. John Glenn High School (Huntington, New York)
"Notable" is when it meets the guidelines of Wikipedia:Notability (people) (there must be at least one reliable source about a certain person, but not having an article does not disqualify someone from being listed). And please sign your posts using four tildes (~~~~). Epicgenius (talk) 17:22, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 26 March 2014

Thank you for your RfA participation

Hi there, a bit of a form letter from me, Cyphoidbomb, but I wanted to drop you a line and thank you for your participation at my recent RfA, even if I couldn't sway you to support me. Although I was not successful, I certainly learned quite a bit both about the RfA process and about how the community views my contributions. It was an eye-opener, to say the least. Or to say the most. Thank you also for your follow-up questions. I wish I couldn've swayed you in particular, Epicgenius because our paths cross semi-often, but maybe I will next time. At any rate, it means you'll probably have more of my "I need an admin!" work to finish, and that's what you get. :P Cyphoidbomb (talk) 01:23, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey Cyphoidbomb, you're a good editor. Don't let my oppose get you down; you're probably closer to adminship than I am. You just need to improve a little bit; I will only vote based on the qualities of the candidate relative to their readiness for adminship (in other words, I'm not picking favorites). Epicgenius (talk) 01:53, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
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