User talk:Dumpty-Humpty

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Late edit to articles[edit]

Please note that articles should not be edited after they have been published for more than a day.Anonymous101 :) 05:55, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Your edits to Northern Japan hit by strong quake have had to be reverted per policy. Anon101 19:30, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
You were the first to inform me of this archiving policy! I failed to check when the article was published (it's not easy to check), though you had already said "they have been published for more than a day."
It's desirable if editors easily read a pre-archiving notice and check how many hours have passed since the time of the first publish.
News information on a disaster tends to be not accurate in first hours; even reliable sources can include mistakes or groundless facts. As to disaster reports, maybe we should establish exceptional archiving conventions. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 22:07, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

False earthquake warning in Japan exposes flaws in warning systems[edit]

Thanks for contributing this article. However, just because I moved the external links, that does not mean that I endorse it for publication. As you can see in this diff, many more edits were needed. Please do not publish prematurely. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:03, 17 July 2008 (UTC)


the article is now called "Redirect destination was renamed." --SVTCobra 01:22, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

I check this matter. Sorry if it's my mistake. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 01:24, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
While you work on that, keep in mind that systems include people, it is not just the computers and machines. --SVTCobra 01:28, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
Not sure what you were trying to do, so I had to revert everything. There were red links and broken ones. Sorry...DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 01:36, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for correcting the error. Sorry. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 04:07, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

"A false quake warning in Japan exposes problems for practical use" is not a good title, what was wrong with my title which was "False earthquake warning in Japan exposes flaws in warning systems"? You have created a huge mess of double redirects. People are parts in systems! --SVTCobra 01:59, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

I know, I know. I understand your view, and maybe my title isn't the best, but I don't think it's nice to return to your title, which seems to be ambiguous. I mentioned it in detail on the talk page of that article. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 04:07, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

2008 Olympic Games officially open[edit]

Hi, thanks for your edits and updates to this article. Just a quick note, discussion about how to write the article or how it should be written are usually placed on the Help:Talk page, reached by clicking Collaboration at the top of the page, and creating a new section. Helps keep it in one place and to keep the page size lower for people just viewing the page.

I've moved your comments there, so no need to worry this time :) TheFearow (userpage) 04:14, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

RE: Japan's Prime Minister Fukuda announces resignation[edit]

I'l try to help Anonymous101talk 07:32, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Altering quotes[edit]

This was a direct quote. Please do not alter direct quotes in articles. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:03, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

FedEx cargo jet crashes in Narita, burns[edit]

Dumpty-Humpty, per Wikinews policy, you can't update a story already published. You will have to make the revisions with your added sources in a new article. I will be reverting your edits to the last stable page. If you wish to make minor edits to improve grammar, etc., you may do so. Thanks, —Calebrw (talk) 14:24, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Well, maybe I can create an article like "Narita Airport runway resumes 26 hours after cargo jet crash" but.... Dear Calebrw, it would be better if my correction of a factual error hadn't been reverted, though it was not a significant one (in Tokyo -->> near Tokyo). This is not the first time for me to think of exception to no-more edit rule as to braking news on calamity, fatal disaster, etc.: the sooner an article is published, the lower its quality may be. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 20:00, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Your account will be renamed[edit]

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