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Proposed deletion of Farooq Kperogi

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Speedy deletion nomination of Nafisa Abdullahi

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April 2015

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Your addition to the article Ibrahim Zakzaky

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Please read this message

Ammarpad,

you seem to be ignoring copyright. I've just deleted your uploaded images as obvious copyright violations (you took Nafisa-abdullahi.jpeg from http://hausafilms.tv/_media/wiki/actress/nafisat_abdullah/nafisat_abdullahi3.jpg). You don't seem to have read or understood the above messages. Wikipedia does not accept images or text taken or copied from other places. If you continue to taken images or text from other places, use them here, or claim that you own them, you may be blocked from editing or uploading - Peripitus (Talk) 23:54, 23 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Please why are you just deleting everything I contributed? You just deleted all my files which some I took with my own camera. The page you claimed I copied image for Nafisa Abdullahi, I have the file since 2013 before they upload it. Then what of my 5 other files? Tell me where I copied them? I have been editing wikipedia anynomously since 2012, I just decided to register in 2015 to contribute more but you're just unkind. Ammarpad 17:51, 24 April 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ammarpad (talkcontribs)

The files were copied from

If they are your images how can i see higher resolution versions on webpages. If the images are yours why can I see these other versions on such a wide variety of websites  ? - Peripitus (Talk) 07:41, 25 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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Farooq Kperogi

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Gadzama

I have no time for unnecessary arguments. You did not take the time to research Gadzama and came to the wrong conclusion that Gadzama as an ABU alum is something I came up with. Here's a link from the Nigerian State Security Service about Gadzama: https://dss.gov.ng/index.php/aboutus/leadership/item/115-afas-adua-gadzama/115-afas-adua-gadzama

Kunkuru (talk) 09:03, 8 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

So your issue was the fact that I was "cutting across and inserting him"? Are you kidding? I made no mistake. You are the one who deleted Gadzama so it was your mistake and not mine. I'm glad you've learned your lesson to make sure you do your homework before deleting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kunkuru (talkcontribs) 09:46, 8 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

List of books about the Troubles

Hello, would you like to participate in the discussion of moving the article from a "list of books" to "bibliography" here: Talk:List of books about the Troubles. Thank you IQ125 (talk) 19:10, 17 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

The Original Barnstar
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. Please sir help me edit the page i am currently editing. I want to bring out bright northern Nigerian youths for the world to see their efforts.

Jazakallau kairan Dantunkuran (talk) 21:22, 9 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

The Original Barnstar
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Contests

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Wiki Loves Women- Monthly Contest

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The Wiki Loves Women Nigeria writing contest intivation

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Hello, this is to notify you about a monthly article writing contest organized by Wikimedia User Group Nigeria in collaboration with Wiki Loves Women to increase the coverage of Nigerian women on Wikipedia! The theme for the month of September is Women in Entertainment. See the contest page here. Thank you. Delivered: 13:23, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Invite to the African Destubathon

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Asian 10,000 Challenge invite

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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite

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September 2017

Information icon Hello, I'm Zackmann08. Thank you for your recent contributions to Nigerian Television Authority. I noticed that when you added the image to the infobox, you added it as a thumbnail. In the future, please do not use thumbnails when adding images to an infobox (see WP:INFOBOXIMAGE). What does this mean? Well in the infobox, when you specify the image you wish to use, instead of doing it like this:

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@Zackman08. Acknowledged. Thank you. Ammarpad (talk) 05:56, 4 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Information icon Hello, I'm Oluwa2Chainz. I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to Shehu Sani have been undone because they appeared to be promotional. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" are against Wikipedia policy and not permitted; Wikipedia articles should be written objectively, using independent sources, and from a neutral perspective. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. Oluwa2Chainz »» (talk to me) 22:05, 8 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

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Rollback granted

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Your edits in this article

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September 2017

Information icon Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. In the future, please use the preview button before you save your edit; this helps you find any errors you have made, reduces edit conflicts, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Below the edit box is a Show preview button. Pressing this will show you what the article will look like without actually saving it.

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Noted. I am trying to repair it but the network is extremely slow and reconnectng that's why it shows like I left it. Thank you. —Ammarpad (talk) 23:54, 16 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]
You're welcomed. It can be quite daunting editing Wikipedia via mobile which I totally understand. Thumbs up for your contributions once again! ʍaɦʋɛօtʍ (talk) 00:00, 17 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

The Flash Reads

I saw that you removed my external wiki links on flash fiction. Instead of using an external link, I was wondering if there was another way to link the infographic located here. I feel like it adds to the flash fiction page by giving a guideline for others to use. I am not good with editing wiki pages and would like your help with this. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by The Flash Reads (talkcontribs) 17:52, 21 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome @The Flash Reads: I removed your link ([1]]) for some reasons; first: it was removed because per WP consensus external links are not allowed in article body; second: your Username The Flash Reads and the link you added "theflashreads.com"obviously shows your either own it or are among its owners and thus adding it in Wikipedia for traffic and promotion and that's strictly not allowed even in external links section. I will advise you to go through Wikipedia introduction pages and External links guidlines to acquaint yourself with policies and guidelines that will help you in your stay here. Also when next you comment add 4 tildes at the end like this (~~~~) and start your comments with two colons (::). Thank you. –Ammarpad (talk) 19:12, 21 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the information. It wasn't an intentional promotion. I just noticed that flash fiction was lacking information and wished to add it. If the external link is the problem, then I can supply the infographic alone with no external link. I did not know how to provide the required infographic without linking it. Please let me know if this is something that you can do or if you can walk me through it. Thank you.97.121.158.123 (talk) 20:10, 21 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Please talk with your account @The Flash Reads: so I can know whom I am talking to. Thanks –Ammarpad (talk) 20:23, 21 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Selfish Machines

At least give me an explanation on why my edits were inappropriate...I see no problems. I am not a vandal who deserves no edit summary. 104.39.214.203 (talk) 20:10, 21 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome. Please create an identity and let's talk. Thank you –Ammarpad (talk) 20:20, 21 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]
So you require people to create accounts to even talk to you? Wikipedia is supposed to be an encyclopedia which, ideally, anyone can edit, and I find your stance counter-productive. 104.39.214.203 (talk) 20:22, 21 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Christina Crawford

Hello,

You recently put a message on my Talk Page regarding Christina Crawford. I work for Open Road Media, and these changes were made directly by Christina as she sent me a list of exact changes make. She does not know how to use Wikipedia, and has assigned me to make these changes. This is not a conflict of interest. I am her representative, and she has every right to make sure the information on her page is accurate. Unless you'd rather have Wikipedia be inaccurate, which I do believe is the complete opposite of its purpose.

Best,

Jacob Allgeier Open Road Media — Preceding unsigned comment added by JacobAllgeier (talkcontribs) 21:21, 21 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, @JacobAllgeier: Thank you for your inquiry. First, Wikipedia and its content like article Christina Crawford can be edited by anyone in a neutral point of view and not even she (Christina Crawford) herself, can dictate what and what not be written about her.
Yes she has right to make sure what's written about her is accurate as you said, but not only that, it must be verifiable, balanced and neutral also. Quite often 'accurate' can be subjective, what seems accurate to her may not be so in independent sources; it's very hard for her to write about herself in objective manner, that's human nature.
But if she see anything libelous, clearly private information or defamatory remark she can contact the oversight team here or directly email (oversight-en-wp@wikipedia.org)o give details and ask for its removal and they'll surely act by removing it completely from Wikipedia. When you next your reply to this comment please start your comment with two colons (::) and at the end put 4 tildes like this (~~~~). Thank you. Ammarpad (talk) 05:32, 22 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Ammarpad,
Thank you for explaining this to me and the rules and regulations around this. Could you please let me know which ""exact"" changes we made to Christina's page that will need to be verified? In most cases, I'm sure Christina and I can locate a source. So much inaccurate information has been put out throughout the internet about Christina in light of Mommie Dearest being published, and even if these changes we want to make seem to be cosmetic, they are important to uphold Christina's reputation.
Thanks for your help,
JacobJacobAllgeier (talk) 13:20, 22 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Let me give you one exact example. In this edits you added a paragraph thus:

"In 2000, Christina began working as Entertainment Manager for the CDA Casino and left in 2007. She then wrote and produced an award-winning regional TV series, Northwest Entertainment."

You see this claim, is sourceless, questionable and likely to be challenged because we don't know whether she's truly the one who wrote and produced the series, and even whether the series truly won any award. Because there's no sources given for every Wikipedia reader to verify, and Verifiability is one of the core Wikipedia policies.
Get me right, I don't say you're lying, or denying your claim, but contesting your inability to provide verifiable ource. NOTE: Your comment in edit summary, claiming that the article subject ordered the edit is neither reliable nor acceptable, because anyone can change anything and claim he was asked to by the article subject. For acceptable sources of content on Wikipedia you can read this: (Reliable sources).
I see your patience in understanding and civil responses; and hope you'll even stay to contribute in making Wikipedia better. Your response to start with 5 colons (:::::). (I hope you now understand what it's for.). Ammarpad (talk) 16:06, 22 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you!

Thank you for that. I will try my best to keep doing this.

Parzival001 (talk) 08:12, 23 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

You are welcome.
Ammarpad (talk) 08:33, 23 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

ObeyPacked edits adding subjects with no Wikipedia articles to days-of-the-year articles

Hi! I just reverted a pending edit at June 14 made by ObeyPacked and found you had reverted an edit from that account at September 22. I left an explanation of why I reverted the June 14 edit because I assumed good faith and assumed that ObeyPacked did not read the instructions in the edit window. My understanding of vandalism is that it is not failure to read instructions. While it may turn out that this editor is adding the names of friends, this is a vey new editor that ought not to be accused of vandalism so quickly. — Neonorange (talk) 12:17, 24 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome @Neonorange: I do assume good faith too that's why before I reverted him, I first checked his contributions and talk page where I found he was already given level 1 warning by Serols for this disruptive edit, that's why I give him level 2 caution. But perhaps I should've refactored the template a little bit to remove some words (since you know it was substituted) but I didn't, however It's by no means to bite him. Thanks. –Ammarpad (talk) 12:51, 24 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Well, ObeyPacked will be on my watch list for a while—I'll check future contributions for a week or so. I notice ObeyPacked left off editing after the notes appeared on their talk page—could be they read what we wrote. I try not to use templates. I check edits slowly anyway, so writing a custom message each time furthers my understanding without greatly extending the time I spend. I find one of the difficulties in working on Wikipeda is building good working relationships since we rarely meet face-to-face. By the way, I grew up on a farm in Georgia (U.S.) in the 1950s, but ended up working in TV news, covering events in other countries quite a bit. Thanks for replying; good to talk with you. — User:Neonorange (Phil) 13:16, 24 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your kind words. I'll surely customize my messages more often now, especially to new editors. Yes, you're right Wikipedia truly have that nature. Anyway, I am much younger, born early 1990s, interested in New media, International politics and of course Pharmacy where I'm still undergraduate. Thanks once more. –Ammarpad (talk) 15:35, 24 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Damolat

Hello @Ammarpad: Just wanted to clarify, My posts are not promotional material but they an Encyclopaedic discography of the artists, hence provides value as a reference to prove that the artist has truly produced those songs. Also it is legitimate information for users to see the entire discography of the artist. Kindly help revert the Undo. 02:21, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

@Damolat: On 3 may 2015, You created this article MyMusic.com.ng for your website and after some time you went on to spam several articles with the link (MyMusic.com.ng) for promotional purpose.
You falsely claim it's for information purpose, while you're inserting it indiscriminately everywhere, where even enough more reliable citations exist like this, this one and this one; as well as places where there's claim which was cited in another source but you intentionally inserted your spam link like this one.
Sorry, there's nothing I can do for you I now. You are already reported for spamming and your spam article-website (MyMusic.com.ng) which you solely created and almost solely did all its revisions. Wikipedia is not a place for advertizing or link promotionAmmarpad (talk) 15:15, 24 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Blog Inquiry

Hey Ammarpad,

Hope you're doing well.

I came across your page through researching the edits of a few music-related Wikipedia pages and wanted to get in touch as I'm currently working on a blog to discuss best practices / tips for Wikipedia and thought I'd reach out to see if this is something you'd want to be involved in.

Let me know your thoughts. I would email you but I already emailed a few people today and that action is currently throttled for me. Please email me back (on my user page) if you’re interested. Thanks!

CMCreator900 (talk) 23:51, 24 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

"Unexplained removal"

You reverted this edit because of "unexplained removal". You might want to read the edit summary. --84.19.47.74 (talk) 15:08, 25 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Well, I really read it. One thing only is that my ES is not what I intended, and ES are unfortunately not editable
Now, for that issue, I read the article entirely and believe it is balanced, but removing the section as you did may suggest WP:COI, since you don't call for removal of things that flatter him. You also failed to reorganize or clean up the section, you just want outright expunging.
Finally, if you still don't agree or have more reasons on why the section must be expunged, I advise you to open a discussion on the talk page of the article so as to use consensus. Thank you. –Ammarpad (talk) 15:53, 25 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Help: My links on Pantheon, Rome

Thank you for informing me about my mistake. I have added two links and can you please check whether it is now ok or not. Thank you - Aguilar.nevah (talk) 07:06, 26 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

You're welcome @Aguilar.nevah: I have reviewed it and made some corrections. You should check and see the changes I made. Also I hope you check the links I posted on your talk page. You should specifically peruse these three to make your stay here more interesting and trouble free. These are:
  1. Neutrality
  2. Reliable sources and
  3. Introduction.
Thank you. –Ammarpad (talk) 07:24, 26 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

You are invited for discussion here

Hi there. There seems to be a misunderstanding about your repeated additions of unsourced material into this article. To avoid further disruptions of the article, you are invited to join in the discussion of the article in the article's talk page here. Thank you. 78.49.184.211 (talk) 08:47, 26 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

The Orville

User voted web polls are not reliable sources and should not be accepted. Please stop confirming edits that use these unreliable sources. -- 109.76.225.230 (talk) 11:06, 26 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Fiona Graham

Hang on a second. Graham comes in and makes false and unsourced claims about needing permanent residency to be a geisha, I take them out because they are wrong and unsourced, and you're asking me to prove myself? How about asking her to prove that you need PR? (Spoiler alert: You don't need it, and she can't prove otherwise.) 180.58.226.237 (talk) 11:30, 27 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

There's a source at what you're expunging, the "onus probandi" is on you to prove otherwise, else you can't remove anything because you don't like it. –Ammarpad (talk) 19:36, 27 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Tandem money

Be a bit slower with the revert button - it's not currently a bank - see: https://www.ft.com/content/b1499004-0d7f-11e7-b030-768954394623

It is the process of buying Harrods bank, so will likely become a bank again *in the near future* but as of today, it cannot legally be called a bank in the UK and does not trade as a bank (This is also why the company had to change it's name from Tandem Bank to Tandem Money). --109.148.187.102 (talk) 06:01, 29 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I'm still not clear why you keep reverting the changes - do you have a COI you need to disclose? the main body already makes it clear that they lost their banking license and I'm just altering the lede to match that. The version you revert to is factually incorrect. --109.148.187.102 (talk) 19:05, 29 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, I drafted a reply to your earlier query but yet to post it. How I can I have COI with what I don't even know it exist or not? My only concern is how you're expunging substantial volume of text and claiming it's is no longer a bank. Even if it is true, the appropriate thing to do is add subsection, explain what happened with the org or company or whatever and at the end add reliable source. But it is unacceptable for you to just arbitrarily removed large portion of text. I saw you also posted a message at talk page of MaterialScientist, I hope you can explain everything to him, for me I'll no longer engage in that. Thank you. –Ammarpad (talk) 19:23, 29 September 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Abuse of Review Powers

Why did you blindly delete everything that I added on the Northgate page, including images that I took with my own camera? AnomieBA (talk) 07:04, 1 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

You're welcome @AnomieBA; But I have given you reason on your talk page even before you ask. I hope you'll spare some minutes to read them. Also important is Image use policy . Thank you. –Ammarpad (talk) 07:16, 1 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Contesting a Fula people reversion

Preface: I'm new to arguing reversions, so my apologies if protocol says that I should be doing this on Talk:Fula people instead.

To take your reverts one at a time:

I) The image of the two people was captioned "Fulani woman and man from West Africa". This is factually true, but the original photos are more specific in their captioning. The photo of the woman specifically places her in Niger and the one of the man is tagged with "Nigeria". If the photos were of someone from Madrid and Paris, captioning the photo as being of two people "from Europe" would be factually true, but intellectually misleading.

II) For the geographical origin of the Fula, I understand what you're saying about not synthesizing, but if synthesizing is out of bounds then the current phrasing is also incorrect. They are not "They are generally considered to be North African or Middle eastern in origin, at least partially." Danver (the first cite) says they are "A blend of peoples from the Middle East, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa . . ." As for Morel, I can go into more detail on his unreliability, but suffice it to say that the text shouldn't be used here at all. Morel relies on speculation based on circumstantial similarities between European anecdotes of Fula life and histories of ancient Egypt where he doesn't rely on discredited 19th century pseudoscience like craniometry. Skutsch says on the one hand that nobody really knows and on the other that the Fula themselves have an oral tradition of originating in Egypt or the Middle East, but so do lots of West African Muslim groups.

In short (too late!) the two responsible citations say that a) it's unclear, b) the Fula themselves claim Egypt but without evidence, and c) evidence suggests intermarrying among people from many places.

How about "They consider themselves to be originally from Egypt or the Middle East, as do many Muslim people of West Africa. Modern scholars believe them to have no single origin but rather to be a mix of peoples from the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa."

III) For their whiteness, this is not a neutral claim, so perhaps it shouldn't be in the article at all. Claiming whiteness for a people in West Africa, in the context of the colonial era, is claiming superiority for those people, regardless of what the person making the claim wants. Al Hajj Sékou Tall claims whiteness, but that is not the same as "Known as one of the three 'white'-rooted ethnic groups in West Africa". Juang says nothing about them being white. Wise relates that some people do not consider them Black and some mock them as not-Black, but in the context of this statement: "There is, of course, a long history of various ethnic groups in Northwest Africa asserting their alleged 'chosen' or unique status, especially to empower themselves at the expense of their rivals." And he later writes, ". . . social dramas surrounding issues of blood, nobility, divind election, and the maternal debt are among the most enduring themes of the cultural documents of Northwest Africa." This is part of what I mean by this claim not being neutral. I'd much rather strike this sentence entirely than try to rewrite it.

IV) Finally, about the early speculations around their origins, again it's not a neutral topic. The speculations began because the Europeans saw the darker-skinned people as subhuman or at least uncivilized. Finding an origin of a lighter-skinned people in the north or in the Middle East legitimized working more with those people to subjugate and enslave darker-skinned Africans. Here again, Morel is not a reliable source. Also, the phrase as it stands erroneously condenses Morel. Morel relates Hanno's account, says that Pliny mentions Leucæthiopes (but does not say whether Pliny and Hanno are saying the same thing about the same people), and then talks about the Tarikh al-Sudan from 800 years later. The sentence as it stands collapses all these into a statement from Pliny. In short (too late again!) a) there's no point to talking about whether the Fula are 'white' since that's an incredibly complex and contested concept and b) the sentence as it stands is incorrect. Perhaps here again we would be better off just striking the sentence beginning "In 1902".

Triplingual (talk) 20:58, 1 October 2017 (UTC) @Triplingual: I saw you message. I will respond soon. I put this as a placeholder so for you to know I didn't ignore your grievances. Bear with me. Thanks –Ammarpad (talk) 11:46, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

My edit is correct

My edit was correct. Why would you need the source? Just go google it yourself if you think it was wrong! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baluch95 (talkcontribs) 10:32, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Nguyen Minh Tu

Hello, sorry for bothering.

According to Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 5), she's 24 years old. So how is it possible that Minh Tu was born in November 14, 1993? If that's the case, her stated age in Asia's Next Top Model should be 23 instead of 24.

At the time of the filming of Asia's Next Top Model, Cycle 5, Minh Tu was already 24, and the filming was in 2016.

2016 (The year the filming of AsNTM Cycle 5 started) - 1992 (The year Minh Tu was actually born) = 24 (139.193.93.93 (talk) 10:41, 2 October 2017 (UTC))[reply]

The actual filming of Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 5 started in 2016, and at that time, she was already 24 YEARS OLD. If she was born in 1993, her age in AsNTM website should be 23 instead of 24.

Even in this YouTube video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jqtwd_BH4o&t=12s, she says she's 24 years old. And that video was released before her actual birthday (November 14). (139.193.93.93 (talk) 10:36, 2 October 2017 (UTC))[reply]

@139.193.93.93: No problem, you're welcome. The Wikipedia article Asia's Next Top Model (cycle 5) says she is 24 in 2016 (start of contest) that will inferentially means she was born 2016-24=1992. But Wikipedia article is not reliable source and cannot be used to justify 1992 in the article Nguyễn Minh Tú; that would result in "Circular reference" which is not acceptable in Wikipedia referencing.
If you look at the article Nguyễn Minh Tú, in the first line there's a citation wich give the source of the age in full like this ( 14 November 1993), then citation follows.
2. It's not my responsibility (or any editor) to google source for you. The burden of proof is on you to give reliable source that can refute the one you met in the article (and do not give Wikipedia article as a source) it is unreliable. Otherwise leave it like that till someone find another source. Thank you –Ammarpad (talk) 11:13, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Her profile in the official website of Asia's Next Top Model (http://asntm.com/tu/) clearly stated that she's 24. Was there a miscommunication between Minh Tu and the organizers of Asia's Next Top Model? (139.193.93.93 (talk) 11:29, 2 October 2017 (UTC))[reply]
Please why are you logging out and replying with IP? talk with you account. –Ammarpad (talk) 11:36, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]
I forgot the password for my account. I sent a new password confirmation to my Yahoo email, and turns out the email I used for my Wikipedia account is different from my current email in Yahoo. The old email has long been disabled by Yahoo.
Anyway, back to the topic. Minh Tu's profile in the official website of Asia's Next Top Model clearly stated that she's 24. So, was there a miscommunication between Minh Tu and the organizers of Asia's Next Top Model regarding her age? (139.193.93.93 (talk) 11:50, 2 October 2017 (UTC))[reply]
Please let me understand one last thing, before we solve that amicably. Are you user Baluch95 (talk · contribs) above or not? –Ammarpad (talk) 12:00, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Nope. I'm actually DeshintaChandra. (139.193.93.93 (talk) 12:01, 2 October 2017 (UTC))[reply]
OK. If you re read this thread, you'll see where the confusing came from. After your first comment, before I reply; this user Baluch95 just inserted his comment without new header.
Back to the issue. Now you can change the date *together with the source.* Also, I am encouraging you to open a new account, you constructive input will greatly help in making Wikipedia bigger and better. Thanks. –Ammarpad (talk) 12:17, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]
I'm afraid creating a new account will only lead me to be permanently banned for sock puppetry. (139.193.93.93 (talk) 12:20, 2 October 2017 (UTC))[reply]
No, I don't think so. Sock policy is clear, you can only be banned if you attempt to mislead, deceive, vandalize or disrupt; to create the illusion of greater support for a position; to stir up controversy; or to circumvent a block,.. but Sock puppetry never include users who lost their former accounts. Thanks. And I hope you'll create and ping me. –Ammarpad (talk) 12:30, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Notice of Biographies of living persons noticeboard discussion

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Nguyễn Minh Tú. Thank you. --LinguistunEinsuno 17:10, 2 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

re Look at this

Sorry if my reversion bothered you. For sure, you were not the vandalic editor, but when you reverted a previous bunch of vandalic editions you had (inadvertently, for sure) left out this one. I just intended to revert to the last stable edition.--Gorpik (talk) 10:37, 3 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

No problem, I actually checked the diff before I contact you and saw that I should have check the latest revision, but I failed to do so. But I think it is just such kind of new rollbackers who went on general rollbacking spree to showcase their new power and in the process revert many good faith edits by both IP users and those with account. Lest I forget (again); I appreciate your kind response. Thanks -Ammarpad (talk) 10:58, 3 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Changes to Coal

Hi Ammarpad,

You've reverted my changes twice now to Coal, so I thought we should chat. I've attempted to update the data on coal exports, admittedly without updating the totals in the table or the text above the table. My hope is that this will encourage someone else with a little more time on their hands to complete these details. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Primal400 (talkcontribs) 10:36, 5 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

You're welcome. As you admitted you're adding 'partial' information and leaving the remaining for someone else to provide. The partiality of the content undoubtedly affected its wholeness and subsequently its verifiability. I understand your good intention, but to be fair providing that half information do more harm than good. If you genuinely can't update it in whole, the appropriate thing to do is to post the source you used and brief request asking for someone to update on the article's talk page. This will prevent rendering half-truth information to general Wikipedia readers and certainly encourage someone else to update it in full. And please, next time sign your comment with four tildes (~~~~). Thanks. –Ammarpad (talk) 11:00, 5 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]