buluggin ibn ziriEdit

I want to left your attention that there is a bit of contradiction between the zirid dynasty page and the buluggin ibn ziri as the latter states

Buluggin was then appointed viceroy of Ifriqiya with Kairouan as its capital

and it feels weird for wikipedia to contradict itself. If you feel this page needs fixing reply me.

cordially Sss2sss (talk) 14:30, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Arab ethnolinguistic/ethnicEdit

Greetings! An account has been messing around with the neutralized people qualifier in the lede to make it point to ethnic group. I explained that the ethnolinguistic/ethnic discussion that you started was ongoing on the talkpage, but he has now exceeded three reverts. Could you please have a look? Kind Regards-- Soupforone (talk) 04:29, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

@Soupforone: It looks like they stopped (at least for now). I will keep an eye on it nonetheless. M.Bitton (talk) 00:14, 16 August 2017 (UTC)
CambridgeBayWeather just indicated that there is no clear denouement to the discussion [1], so I've requested a templated close [2]. Kind Regards-- Soupforone (talk) 14:47, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
@Soupforone: I cleaned up the talk page a bit (struck comments by socks, etc) to make it more readable for the closer. The other thing that may need highlighting is CaliphoShah's position: they oppose the use of the ethnolinguitistic term to describe the Arabs[3] (even though it's reliably sourced), but they have no problem introducing it in the Berber article[4]). M.Bitton (talk) 00:21, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

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The article on Numidia is not about the roman provinceEdit

Please revert your edits, the "Numidia" of the latin sources is an administrative division that fluctuated in time with Mauritania caesarensis and Africa zeugitana, all of those are treated by the article on Africa proconsularis, while the the Numidia that you referenced everywhere is a berber civilization, that ended with the roman conquest of the region.

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March 2018Edit

Regarding Ketchaoua Mosque, i edited the page with official references, so this edit should be constructive. I don't understand for which reason you blame me with unconstructiveness. I have my evidences, but you revert my edit with no reason. --Ushuaia1 (talk) 14:36, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

The official name, which also happens to be the common one, is already stated in the article. Feel free to take your concerns to the article's talk page. M.Bitton (talk) 23:53, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

talk of MoorsEdit

i add the discussion in the talkpage. i invite--BrugesFR (talk) 23:48, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

BlockedEdit

Hi M.Bitton, i reported the disruptive editor (History21st) who was POV pushing in several articles to ANI, he is now blocked for 1 month : [5], just to let you know. Cheers.---Wikaviani (talk) (contribs) 17:31, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

@Wikaviani: Thank you for letting me know. M.Bitton (talk) 22:41, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

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2000 attack by Salafist Group for Preaching and CombatEdit

The 2000 attack was planned by an Algerian group called "Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat". This group later (2003 if my memory serves me right) gave allegiance to Al Qaida. When English-speaking sources mention an "al-Qaeda-linked grouped", they are making a fuzzy reference to the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat. So please stop removing the exact name of the group. Rama (talk) 18:31, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

List of wars involving AlgeriaEdit

Hello.

The current formulation seems strange. The only direct involvment of Algeria is in 1976-1977, in Amgala. The rest of the time, they were just supporting the Polisario and the SADR, supplying weapons for instance. French or Mauritanian soldiers never met an Algerian soldier during this war. It is correct to say that the France and Mauritania were belligerants fighting against the Polisario but they fought only in the Mauritanian part of Western Sahara, where no Algerian soldier ever went.

--Le Petit Chat (talk) 09:49, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

@Le Petit Chat: I have separated the main belligerents from their supporters. Hopefully, this will make it less strange to you. M.Bitton (talk) 23:53, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

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Hi, my edit on the Cox article was no vandalism - I am one of the theoretical physicist to whom he sends his garbage and he really has no idea what he is talking about. I keep out of law, let him keep out of physics. Stefan — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:4CA0:24F1:3000:F68E:38FF:FE7A:9B06 (talk) 16:18, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Replacing what you don't like with contentious material about a living person is not acceptable. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with Wikipedia's content policies before taking your concerns to the article's talk page. M.Bitton (talk) 23:47, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Ted Fang sourcesEdit

Are the claims made in Mr. Fang's biography not sourced from self published material? The only reference that Tera Capital has any interest in Days Inn China is from the Tera Capital site. Some of the links on the Tera Capital site used as references are dead as well. Ted Fang is deceitful and dishonest. Why allow him to publish material that may not be true? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrgodo (talkcontribs) 05:14, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia has a very strict inclusion policy when it comes to articles about living persons. Your edit has been reverted because the content you added is unsourced and contentious. M.Bitton (talk) 23:48, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

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Why did you undo edit to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moravec%27s_paradoxEdit

Why is it better not to link to another topic in wiki? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.20.176.6 (talk) 00:04, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

@216.20.176.6: Because it's already linked in the "Motion and manipulation" section. There is no need for another one. M.Bitton (talk) 00:09, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

What have you done to Gnawa topic?!Edit

Why did you removed some paragraphs from the topic of Gnawa?! You have no idea about them or where they're participating. Those paragraphs were already removed by an anonymous user and retrieved them and you did the same mistake as him you removed them plus you're not an Editor or Moderator to order us or remove special information if you found it look for a source yourself why order others to look it for you? Removing without checking trough the Internet will make you a useless user that's why Google is there to check up if the information is real, so please next check in Google before rampaging in Wikipedia. Jamaru25 (talk) 14:14, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Actually, I restored the content that you deleted without explanation and removed the OR that you introduced, despite being asked numerous times to refrain from doing so. This is not just a one off incident, and I should know since I've been silently cleaning up after you for quite some time without even bothering with the customary warnings, since the ones in your you talk page didn't seem to be having any effect. Do you know want me to name you some of the articles where you either introduced OR, deleted sourced content or misrepresented the sources? M.Bitton (talk) 23:40, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

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Here is a ref you asked: FYI. Remembering Macaulay, the imperialist we love to hate - Livemint https://www.livemint.com/.../Remembering-Macaulay-the-imperialist-we-love-to-hate....

You control wikis and their narratives anyway so do whatever to silence others. You asked for a ref. you got one. I dont have any more time to waste on this.2601:646:9300:2370:24A4:32:5B99:7EE (talk) 18:13, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

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Hello i'm new at wikipedia can you help me i noticed that you told a Guest Like this Style is this Template ? or what i wan't to protect wikipedia too like you can you help me to write warning like you?--Gyan333 (talk) 00:14, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

@Gyan333: Yes, it's a template. Using Twinkle is one way of doing it. M.Bitton (talk) 00:47, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

AlgiersEdit

You deleted my contribution on the grounds that it is already mentioned in the battle's article - presumably the wiki page on Operation Torch. What is meant by 'already'? People can reach the Algiers history section without reading the Operation Torch page first. I have summarised many battles in local history pages without provoking this curious reaction, often receiving thanks for help. Valetude (talk) 02:05, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

@Valetude: There is nothing strange about someone not agreeing with your edit. I just don't see the point of cherrypicking a sentence from an article we're linking to. M.Bitton (talk) 23:16, 17 March 2019 (UTC), and
Because most people skimming or scanning the history section will be quite content with a 2-line overview, when they may not be interested in investigating further. This is largely what Wiki is about. What you call Cherrypicking, I call just ordinary editing. It seems a quite irrelevant term, when applied here. (As mentioned, my record on this issue is pretty respectable). Valetude (talk) 23:31, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
The cherrypicked sentence does not summarize the Operation Torch. There is no mention, among other things, of the fact that the Vichy regime was kept and the resistance leaders arrested afterwards (which is the most important thing as far as Algeria is concerned). That's why it's best to direct the interested readers to the article. M.Bitton (talk) 23:40, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

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Steve Lombardozzi editEdit

I got your message about my edit. I’m new to this and didn’t realize i needed to cite my edit. I made the edit because I grew up with his wife, and am friends with her on social media and in real life. StacheCHWV (talk) 01:00, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

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Sorry for typing that........ My little brother John got a hold of my Chromebook and made this account. I will try to not let him get on this ever again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slick jonny (talkcontribs) 03:23, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

About the birthplace of Abd al Mumin and ecyclopedia BritannicaEdit

The encyclopedia Britanniaca is absolutely not relevant when it comes to North Africa. The Nedroma and Tlemçen region where under the rule of the Almoravide, no need of sources, as it is logical. This article, in french, gives some indications about the historical continuum in the Tlemçen region: https://www.wdl.org/fr/item/8764/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by HfedBo (talkcontribs) 13:42, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

1) There is nothing wrong with the Britannica source. 2) Verifiability is non-negotiable. M.Bitton (talk) 22:44, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Larry Rothschild articleEdit

Hello Mark. I made the deletion because the information from sources in incorrect. Larry's paternal grandmother only had one Jewish parent. Larry's father converted to Catholicism in 1950 in order to marry Larry's Roman Catholic mother in the Roman Catholic Church. Larry is a baptized Catholic, is married to a Catholic, and they have raised their three children in the Catholic faith. This is personal family information.Darling ditsy (talk) 14:45, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Do you know?Edit

This?   Adam9007 (talk) 23:47, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

@Adam9007: I was looking into it when you reverted it. Anyway, it's all sorted now. M.Bitton (talk) 23:50, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Recent edit to Barbara ValentinEdit

Hi, I don't know If I'm writing in the right place...I'm new here....yes, I have a source but I don't know how I can add it. I noticed that in another page of Wikipedia there is a big mistake...It says that Barbara was married with Ashton but It is wrong...I'm surprise that there are wrong infos here. I would like to add the right infos everywhere and delete the wrong ones :)

@Delilah258: This should help you with the referencing; just make sure the source is reliable. On a side note, when you add content to a talk page, please don't forget to sign your comment. M.Bitton (talk) 22:40, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

KolettisEdit

No, you did well. I did some additional research regarding his origins. I changed it because i initially thought it was an error.

Augustine of HippoEdit

I see you reverted my edit on Augustine of Hippo. I have added a legitimate source that states his ancestry also includes Phoenician and Latin. I have not erased what was already said previously because the source I added also said his ancestry includes Berber. Stating that the sources that are there are the only legitimates ones is Wikipedia:Cherrypicking and not allowed here on Wikipedia as far as I know.

I also clearly specified on my second source that ON PAGE 10 the author of the source points out how Augustine of Hippo identifies himself as Punic. YOU chose to read the other pages where it says Augustine used both the Punic and Berber language, ignoring the PAGE 10 where it states what I edited. This is also Wikipedia:CherrypickingMarc Frier (talk) 00:37, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

The first part was reverted because you changed a statement from one that describes the mainstream views (which can be attributed to a multitude of RS) to one that describes what the one source that you introduced says. This has nothing to do with cherrypicking.
On page 10 of the second source, the author talks about how Augustine named his first born following the Berber custom and mentions a quote in which he identifies himself as Punic, adding Thus we can authoritatively rule out the possibility of his having an Italian ethnic background. But in view of his tendency to employ the term "Punic" for both Berbers and those of Phoenician origin, as well as other Berber-like cultural artifacts evident in his own family history, this quotation does nothing to discredit the possibility of his Berber ethnicity. So, in this instance, not only did you cherry pick a sentence (by omitting significant qualifying information from the same source), but by engaging in editorializing (using the word "although" to imply a relationship between two unrelated statements), you also violated the WP:NOR policy.
Obviously, you're free to take your concerns to the article's talk page. M.Bitton (talk) 23:08, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

update and improvement of biography of Ms. Jensen Kyra LuthiEdit

Hello M Bitton, I appreciate your message. Thanks for informing me of the edit summary. But really, it was for the improvement of the page following the artist's request. If you need a letter from the artist Kyra Luthi please let me know. In the meantime, I am sure you can review the page and confirm that all the improvement are good and aligned. Best regards, 122.54.157.233 (talk) 01:57, 5 August 2019 (UTC)Walter.

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Jack PalanceEdit

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I was wondering about that ~ I tried to read the linked articles ~ but got distracted ~ thank you ~ ~mitch~ (talk) 23:35, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

2018–19 Arab protestsEdit

Hi

It is not an OR. It is clearly related. If you consider that it is an OR, you must delete the article. --Panam2014 (talk) 23:51, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

@Panam2014: What links the two is nowhere near as clear as you seem to think. You're more than welcome to start a conversation in the article's talk page. M.Bitton (talk) 00:05, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
In this case, please edit the article. Also, we have lots of sources. [6], [7], [8], [9] --Panam2014 (talk) 01:07, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

proof of sarah stilesEdit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMGVx31zso proves my edit. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.165.178.84 (talk) 02:39, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

soft water regions of the USEdit

I made the edit to the Soft Water article (changing "The only states with soft water are Mississippi and Maine" to "The only states with no hard water are Mississippi and Maine") because the US Hard Water Map used as a reference for that paragraph shows clearly that Mississippi and Maine are not the only states with soft water. Washington, Oregon, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and several other states have large areas with soft water.

It isn't clear to me why the sentence is there at all, but if it needs to be there, it should be true. I read it and thought "that can't possibly be true", and in fact the sources referenced on the page clearly show that it isn't true. Another related statement could be "Only Mississippi and Maine have soft water throughout the entire state."

I have no strong feeling about it. If you want it to say what it says now, I won't argue. 2001:558:141A:9A:FDE7:3A08:7A08:E421 (talk) 00:46, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Another related statement could be "Only Mississippi and Maine have soft water throughout the entire state." Judging by that map, that wouldn't be true for Mississippi either. As a matter of fact, the whole sentence (which is original research based on an unreliable map) needs to be removed. Reliable sources such as the USGS make no such claims. M.Bitton (talk) 23:44, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

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Juba II imageEdit

Hello, why did you revert this edit? إيان (talk) 00:01, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

The bust in the image I added is in much better condition and far less worn. إيان (talk) 00:04, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
It's not about the condition, it's about how he probably looked. There are other images of him in the WP Commons (at the end of the article) if anyone is interested. M.Bitton (talk) 00:10, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
That's hearsay. I'm switching it back until you can substantiate your claim a little bit more than saying it's "how he probably looked." إيان (talk) 17:23, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

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"The Test!"Edit

It was a test, but more so it was me (an experienced editor and author of hundreds of articles) goofing around. I couldn't help myself; it was a bit of playful and harmless vandalism. I am glad you are on the ball by pouncing on dummies like me. I never do this kind of thing, but like I said it was almost irresistible. I kind of understand why trolls do what they do! -) ♥Golf (talk) 00:23, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

@♥Golf: What edit are you referring to? M.Bitton (talk) 00:28, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
 *I was referring to my edit on 2020 Democratic Party presidential debates.  I was not signed for the edit, so all you got was an IP address. I did it though.  Draw and quarter me if you like for my maliciousness!  :-) ♥Golf (talk) 00:36, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

PastillaEdit

Hey M.Bitton, I hope you're well. The French article on Pastilla has some info about pastilla varieties in Algeria, but they're uncited. Might you have some further info on those varieties so we can have them in the article in English? Regards. إيان (talk) 13:06, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

@إيان: I am very well, thank you. I hope you're doing well too. To be honest, I don't find those articles particularly interesting; they usually end up in my watchlist while I'm following a POV pusher (if you look at my first edit, you'll understand what I mean). That being said, expanding the related articles instead of just reverting the baseless POV is probably not a bad idea; so, time permitting, I will try to look into some of them at some point. M.Bitton (talk) 22:43, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
I know what you mean—I caught one after you at the article about seffa. You do a great job of it.
Cool, let me know if I can help with anything. إيان (talk) 22:51, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
إيان Thank you. Welcome to the marathon. M.Bitton (talk) 22:58, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

Alladiya Khan page editEdit

Hello, I recently removed a section called 'ancestry' on the page 'Alladiya Khan'. Admittedly, I did not put any justification for this removal because I did not know how to put it.

The sentences were deleted because 1) they did not have any reliable citation or source, 2) they appeared baseless given the general knowledge on the topic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.215.4.198 (talk) 23:36, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

@129.215.4.198: I don't know anything about the topic, but I can easily find sources linking Alladiya Khan to Swami Haridas and Nath Vishwambhar. Since you seem to be familiar with the subject, I suggest you try to improve that section. M.Bitton (talk) 23:46, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

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Margarete BagshawEdit

All of the changes I have made are accurate. She was my late wife and died 5 years ago. I was at those talks with here. Please undo your deletion. Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:100C:D099:5111:AAAD:6ADC:38A5 (talk) 23:43, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

I'm sorry for your loss, but everyone has to abide by Wikipedia's core content policies. M.Bitton (talk) 00:00, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

BagshawEdit

I am not a techie. Here are the citations for the shows Margarete did in 2012 at The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - http://www.indianartsandculture.org/past-exhibitions&eventID=1284

And The Ellen Noel Museum in Odessa, Texas https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=6P2vZtl7wzo&feature=emb_logo https://www.noelartmuseum.org/past-exhibitions-1 https://www.noelartmuseum.org/currentexhibitions http://www.mbagshaw.com/exhibits--lectures.html

I would certainly be very thankful if you could help me and get these events up on her Wikipedia site


  Done. M.Bitton (talk) 00:30, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks Much. I think you used the Ellen Noel link for the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

Barny cakesEdit

Hi the reference was already linked. It's number one in the list? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:21B1:7F00:7C1B:85A3:C0E5:5B8E (talk) 14:16, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

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ThanksEdit

I was actually just about to report User:2600:8800:8C81:3600:44D6:A906:9414:5126 to AIV. Thanks for doing the job for me :-). JeffSpaceman (talk) 22:59, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

@JeffSpaceman: My pleasure. M.Bitton (talk) 23:01, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Re Parihaka editEdit

Hello, I am a member of the Parihaka community and I was looking at the wiki page and I wanted to edit the page to be more accurate, by editing in our exact population. Our exact population which I assure you is in fact 69. If I am not able to make this change could you please make in on my behalf. Thank you.

Kindest regards, Lachlan T

Hi i am making a big change has sri satguru jis death date that was reported in these references are false and i have evidence for itEdit

Hi M.Bitton

I Have Evidence To The Fact That Sri Satguru Ram Singh Ji Has Not Passed Away.

http://kukasikhs.com/kukasikhs-wp/?cool_timeline=contradictions-in-the-death-report-of-satguru-ram-singh-ji#:~:text=%E2%80%9D%20I%20beg%20to%20report%20to,of%20the%20change%20very%20much%E2%80%A6.

On Friday, the 11th March 1872 at Calcutta Port, Sri Satguru Ram Singh ji, accompanied by his personal assistant, Bhai Nanu Singh, boarded the ship for Rangoon. At this occasion, Sri Satguru ji warned the Britishers that as a repercussion to what they have done to his person during winter, sufferings shall fall upon them in summer. And this happened after 75 years exactly. After the nine years confinement at Rangoon, His Holiness was then in 1880 was shifted to Mergui.

http://kukasikhs.com/kukasikhs-wp/?cool_timeline=calcutta-port-to-rangoon&

So Now Can You Revert To The Changes ?

@124.122.84.233: Your edit has been reverted because it wasn't supported by a reliable source. If, as you suggest, someone who is born in 1816 is still alive and you have RS to prove it, then you can start a discussion on the talk page and see what others have to say. M.Bitton (talk) 23:57, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Hi, because of lack of time, i was not able to complete the article yesterday, thank you very much for taking the time to explain me how to use the Harv style and for completing (and correcting my mistakes) my edits at Medo-Babylonian conquest of the Assyrian Empire. Cheers. ---Wikaviani (talk) (contribs) 21:36, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
@Wikaviani: Thanks! Glad I could help. M.Bitton (talk) 23:47, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

SorryEdit

For some reason my phone isn't working correctly. Wikiffeine •‿• 00:32, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

I tried to edit, but then my changes got all messed up and I don't know why. It was all of a sudden. I should have looked at the preview. Wikiffeine •‿• 00:34, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

My phone is about to die :-( Wikiffeine •‿• 00:37, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Um... Did you get my previous messages? Wikiffeine •‿• 00:56, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

@Wikiffeine: you need to get a new phone, or you might be blocked for disruptive editing. PRAHLADbalaji (M•T•AC) This message was left at 02:35, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
@Prahlad: I'll edit from my desktop, but I won't be able to edit as often. Wikiffeine •‿• 02:40, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
@Wikiffeine: hey, I guess that’s the better choice for everyone if it means that your contributions are not riddled with errors. PRAHLADbalaji (M•T•AC) This message was left at 02:52, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
@Prahlad Alright, then. The weird part is that it only happened on one article. In any case, I'll try to keep editing from my desktop. If it saves Wikipedia from random characters all over the place, then I'll keep to my desktop. Wikiffeine •‿• 14:42, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
@Prahlad Or maybe I should just remember to look at the edit preview to see if my edits are working correctly. Wikiffeine •‿• 14:45, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Looks like you've got it all sorted out. M.Bitton (talk) 16:42, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Yep. As long as I check the preview and stay on my desktop, there shouldn't be too much to worry about. Goodbye M.Bitton, and goodbye Prahlad. Wikiffeine •‿• 18:00, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Almohad didnt used tifinaghEdit

What kind of logic is that? Almohad first language was tamazight so their name in tifinagh must be on the page , why there is the latin alphabets of their name then? Were they using lating alphabets? Waliduec06 (talk) 21:26, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

As this is the en.wiki, we have no choice but to use the Latin characters. The Almohads didn't use tifinagh, therefore, there is no reason for their name to be associated with it. M.Bitton (talk) 21:36, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

RevertingEdit

Special:Diff/964327467 - reverting vandal, good. Reverting to another vandalised version, not so good. Please check your reverts before moving on. Cabayi (talk) 07:32, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Update the film poster of the film 'Jarugandi'.Edit

Hello Mr. M.Bitton, I am Sandeepmoothedath, a crew member of the film Jarugandi ,trying to update the poster of our film on request of the director of the film. Thanks Sandeepmoothedath (talk) 10:57 30 June 2020 (UTC)

Anna Girò - User 9x.xx.xx.xxxEdit

Hi,

thanks for your message. I was actually updated the page I wrote myself, there was just a stub before. I'll have a look at what you restored. I'm sorry I didn't left a message as to what I amended. I tend to not be really good at it yet, but will make an effort, promise. I didn't know about the sandbox until two days ago so I update a couple of pages without it, which means quite a lot of changes have been done on them. But not to worry I was the only working on them, so any changes would be my own anyway. (They're quite niche subjects) I've started using the sandbox for third page. Thanks so much for your help and support.

-)

ZiridsEdit

It's not for you to decide what's constructive and what is not. Put the source, or abstain from getting in the way of knowledge.

The sources are cited. All you need to do is click on the image. M.Bitton (talk) 23:32, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Hello M.Bitton !Edit

I'm the User Who's ID is 37.39.245.9 , You Recently Have messaged me Regarding the Page of (Algiers) , And To your Concern i would like to Inform you that I Am Not the One who have Edit it , Nor Do I Know Who Have Done So , Thus It's most Likely Someone who's ID is very Similar To Mine , Or you have Confused me with the person who have Done So . Thank you , Have Great Day ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 37.39.245.9 (talk) 17:28, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Content updateEdit

Hi,

I have received a message from you saying that you "noticed that you added or changed content in an article, Cristín Leach, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so" -- can you show me what's been removed?

Additionally, I also corrected numerous spelling, grammar, and syntax mistakes, some of which seem to have been restored. I'm a professional copy editor so I tend to do that as a matter of habit. I presumed such corrections would be tolerated.

Cristín is a friend and former colleague of mine, so I probably included information that I'm already familiar with.

Thanks,

Lorcan — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.142.233.50 (talk) 11:00, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

I was refering to as one of the world's best, which is unsourced and peacocky. Correcting the spelling, grammar, and syntax mistakes is always welcome, though I personnaly wouldn't consider changing "served as the paper's longest running art critic" to "served as the paper's longest serving art critic" as an improvement. M.Bitton (talk) 00:34, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

SorryEdit

Sorry about that revert I did, I was going through the IPs contributions and I seemed to have accidentally hit "rollback". My bad. Best, ɴᴋᴏɴ21 ❯❯❯ talk 00:36, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@Nkon21: No worries. Keep up the good work. M.Bitton (talk) 00:39, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

reply to messageEdit

Hi, Thanks for your message regarding the removal of content I added to the page about Masinissa. I thought I might have not done it correctly. I'd hoped to make wikipedia entries for my two books Masinissa: Ally of Carthage and Masinissa: Ally of Rome but when I tried to do that I got a bit lost in terms of how to do it correctly. Is there any way I can request those entries to be added to Masinissa's page? Both books are now available as e-books and their physical counterparts will be published on the 28th August. Thanks

Rob(----) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Orejita7 (talkcontribs) 14:30, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

@Orejita7: You may propose the changes on the article's talk page by using the {{request edit}} template. Good luck. M.Bitton (talk) 23:10, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your commentEdit

Hello thank you for your comment about citations. I inadvertently overlooked doing so as I thought it was clear from other parts of the article. However I have gone ahead and added a citation for the comment. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yellowphone (talkcontribs) 21:37, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

@Yellowphone: Thank you. It would really help the readers if you could add the page number. M.Bitton (talk) 21:46, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
It’s always great to see more people fighting vandalism. Have a star! Jeb3Talk at me hereWhat I've Done 23:41, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
@Jebcubed: Thank you so much for your encouragement. M.Bitton (talk) 23:57, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Hey about deltaruneEdit

So umm do you want me to get the actual source cause there is only one photo message me back about this and we will sort it out — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yeeterboi135 (talkcontribs) 23:19, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

@Yeeterboi135: I suggest you start by familiarizing yourself with Wikipedia's content policies. M.Bitton (talk) 23:41, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

I am kinda getting screwed overEdit

I wrote down all my sources and evidence and put it down Into the deltarune page but then it got removed and now it just feels like the entire Wikipedia site has screwed me over. Please help. I don’t want to be banned from editing — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yeeterboi135 (talkcontribs) 23:48, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

@Yeeterboi135: You can always ask for help at the Wikipedia:Teahouse. Good luck. M.Bitton (talk) 23:51, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Reverts of world and continental mapsEdit

Dear M. Bitton,

Could you please comment on why my contributions of world and continental maps were reverted? Many thanks, Janwillemvanaalst (talk) 14:29, 19 August 2020 (UTC)

@Janwillemvanaalst: They were reverted because: a) they are unsourced and b) they look nothing like what the average reader who's familiar with the the UN map, the CIA map, the AU map, etc. would expect to see (specifically, with regards to the borders of Algeria, Morocco and Western Sahara). M.Bitton (talk) 14:40, 19 August 2020 (UTC)
@M.Bitton: Thank you for clarifying. I would like to mention the following:
About your first argument (unsourced): I've always understood it's good practice to mention the source in the metadata fields on Wikimedia Commons. There, it clearly states that I am the author of the maps. I am a cartographer; this is what I do. It also clearly mentions that to be able to make this visualisation, I've used the CC-0 Natural Earth digital geodata, which is a well-known free geodata source (at least in the cartographic world). If you have any tips on still further clarifying the source of these maps, please let me know.
Your second argument, with all due respect, holds only for an American audience. In Europe, this particular visualization style is very common. Just open any Times Atlas of the World, and you'll find it immediately recognizable.
Therefore, I would like to kindly request to undo the reverts. And perhaps open a discussion on the respective talk pages so that others may share their considerations/arguments. Thank you! Janwillemvanaalst (talk) 06:53, 20 August 2020 (UTC)
You seem to be confusing Commons with Wikipedia. As far as the latter is concerned, you're not a reliable source and nor is the user generated and easily modifiable data that you used to make your map.
It's not about the visualization style, it's about the borders. The CIA map is used extensively on Wikipeddia and the idea that the UN map is meant for an American audience is baseless.
Since verifiability is non negotiable, I won't be reverting (restoring the WP:OR), but you're more than welcome to take your concerns to the talk pages. M.Bitton (talk) 23:38, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Ibn Khaldum editEdit

Hi sorry about earlier I am totally new to wiki,

Basically via this paper and article it shows Ibn Khaldum was Ashari only and was not a Mu'tazllah. In fact he critised them. I treid to add the reference but I did not know how to hence I just removed the Mu'tazzilah bit.

https://themaydan.com/2017/11/myth-intellectual-decline-response-shaykh-hamza-yusuf/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.29.198.192 (talk) 22:49, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

@82.29.198.192: To learn how to add inline citations to articles, I suggest you read referencing for beginners. It's also good practice to provide an edit summary for your edits. Good luck. M.Bitton (talk) 23:36, 21 August 2020 (UTC)


Hi. Can you just change it as you are the expert? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.29.198.192 (talk) 15:06, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Daniella Levine Cava ArticleEdit

Hi, I apologize for not stating my reason why I removed some lines in the Daniella Levine Cava Article is due to questions about the reliability of sources. I know Wikipedia likes articles to be sourced from neutral soures. However, one of teh sources that continuously comes up in the Daniella Levine Cava Article is from a blog called "Keeping Up With Cava". When I visited the page, I was saddened to see how prejudicial the information on this site is. I encourage you to go to the site as it is basically filled with content saying how bad Daniella Levine Cava is. I encourage how neutral critisms of anyone who is being has an article about them, however this source is not neutral and basically seems like a political blog written by someone who does not like Daniella Levine Cava, which I believe is not a neutral source that warrents an inclusion in a Wikipedia article. Therefore, I removed " Levine entered the race in 2014, controversially taking her husband's last name in order to seem more appealing to Hispanic voters, who make up more than 40% of the district's population." in the first paragraph under the Political Carrer section and "However, Cava has also come under fire after criticism that she ignored her district, which suffered through a major crime wave in 2017, with a 20% increase in overall crime that year" in the third paragraph of the political carrer section. I hope you can see how the inclusion of these statements from this prejudicial source is the equivalent of using a campaign website as a source for this article. Thank you for your concerns :). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.204.70.78 (talk) 14:42, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

Also, if you can find neutral sources that say the same information, then of course it is ok to keep the information. However, I cannot find these neutral sources — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.204.70.78 (talk) 14:44, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

@107.204.70.78: Provided you give a valid reason (based on WP policies, such as WP:RS and WP:BLP) on the article's talk page, there is nothing stopping you from being bold again. Good luck. M.Bitton (talk) 16:04, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

thankEdit

thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mamaaaaaaaaa (talkcontribs) 23:55, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

VandalismEdit

hello I just found incorrect information on an article and I think it's a vandalism ÇaUl9 (talk) 18:47, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Oops! Note to IPEdit

Hi there! With the greatest respect, I think you might want to consider removing this note to 130.88.240.85, the problem being that their change was correct. The lane is Cottingwood (like the place), even though the school house is Collingwood (like the superstar admiral and large statue at Tynemouth). Hope this helps, best wishes DBaK (talk) 14:15, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

@DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered:   Done. An edit summary would have helped. M.Bitton (talk) 14:21, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
Thanks very much. DBaK (talk) 14:24, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
@DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered: Thank you very much indeed for letting me know. M.Bitton (talk) 14:27, 24 September 2020 (UTC)
No problem. I was baffled when I looked at it at first – the mixture of Cottingwood and Collingwood in one article looked just too unlikely! I have left HTML notes which might help editors in future (including me when I have forgotten ...) Cheers DBaK (talk) 14:34, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

The Haunted MansionEdit

In the Development section of The Haunted Mansion article, citation [5] in the sixth paragraph of that section, which is supposed to link to an article on the We Love Orlando site, actually redirects to a PORN site. This link is no longer correct and should be removed as a citation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.0.144.16 (talk) 00:21, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

@24.0.144.16: I have removed it. Thank you for letting me know. M.Bitton (talk) 00:24, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

TavenEdit

HI. The used didnt stop. he keeps doing the same edition in the matt taven article. --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 00:29, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

@HHH Pedrigree: Next time, if you decide to report someone, please do it in your name and don't revert a report (like you did here) that was withdrawn by whomever filed it. M.Bitton (talk) 01:06, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
Sorry. I included my name with yours', sometimes I have seen this kind of reports from two users. But in the end, the article is protected and the edition is out. --HHH Pedrigree (talk) 07:51, 8 October 2020 (UTC)


The Article of TrainsEdit

Hi! It was in the article, thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.240.175.152 (talk) 23:07, 15 October 2020 (UTC)

cedar creekEdit

the edit I made is satire and should not be taken seriously and as a citizen of cedar creek I can definitively say the cedar creek, Texas is not the happiest place on earth. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:8080:1C02:4300:D145:864A:1C5A:BDB3 (talk) 00:05, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Algerian genocide figuresEdit

The Turkish news agency is submitting edits to wiki in response to the French acceptance of the Armenian Genocide, with the figures of i.e. 10 million assassinations in Algeria. My family lived there for 60 years and eulogized that it was very peaceful and safe in the villages and in the cities. You pretend that atrocities did not happen on both sides for purposes of liberation: Algeria was still tribal, and tribal warfare involves mutilations and throat slittings in the earlier war, and famine... It was different Isreal in the 1950's, when isreal was 10 times smaller, because the fierce tribesman only had knives and guns and a religious mantra of three things: "THE LAND, THE WOMAN and THE GUN"... today the Arabs are still trying to erase the 2,000 year old Berber semitic language and writing from Algerian schools.

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