User talk:Phil Fish

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Arawaks[edit]

The sentance you added

The Spanish also murdered the Arawaks in countless massacres, when they could derive no more benefit from them.

while probably not inaccurate, is in language that it too POV (non-neutral point of view). The language is too loaded for an encyclopedia. The second part especially {when they could derive no more benefit from them) is a rather strong assertion and I would prefer if you could back it up with a reference; as I recall, the massacres of Arawaks by the Spanish were not related to a lack of further "benefit" to be had. In fact, there was a constant labour shortage, which was alleviated by kidnapping so-called "Caribs". Please support the statement, or change it into more neutral language. Thanks Guettarda 15:07, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Username signature in Wikipedia articles[edit]

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Glen J. Miles[edit]

Hi. I noticed your article at Glen J. Miles. While it's great that you're taking the time and effort to contribute to Wikipedia, this is an encyclopedia, and as such we try to only include content that is notable to the general public. Looking here at the guidelines for people-related articles, I'm not sure that your article fits the descripton. Let me know if you agree. --Alex S 04:24, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Orpha Klinker[edit]

See Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2007 January 9/Articles, it looks like the article was copied from elsewhere. Conscious 15:02, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Well, no problem, if the article is up to Wikipedia standards. Conscious 17:47, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Ways to improve J.F.A. Cateau van Rosevelt[edit]

Hello, Phil Fish,

Thank you for creating J.F.A. Cateau van Rosevelt.

I have tagged the page as having some issues to fix, as a part of our page curation process and note that:

The article REALLY needs references to stay in mainspace, even if they're in Dutch. Also, I'd look at adding a project tag to the talk page?

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Alexandermcnabb (talk) 04:38, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

@Alexandermcnabb: Thank you for your comments. As you can probably tell I am a real novice on the Wikipedia platform. While I have edited quite a few pages, I only just started attempting to create some. Over the past few weeks, I have started pages in my sandbox and as they weren't complete I did not publish them. Unfortunately when I came back the next day they were gone as was all my work. As you can imagine this is very frustrating. Until I figure out how to save my work and not lose it, I decided to publish the Rosevelt article and get back to it today or real soon.

I will be putting in the Dutch references today, but yesterday I ran out of time, doing both the translation and the pasting.

Phil FishPhil Fish (talk) 20:34, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

That's vastly frustrating. I have never quite trusted the sandbox, tend to copy things to a Word Doc if I need to 'overnight'. I also work on one new page at a time because more just, well, tempts providence! One approach might be to use draftspace (the 'new article wizard') until you're feeling 100% brave. There are also a couple of templates you can use, {{in use}} and {{intranslation}}, which tell people you're still working on an article. Generally, I wouldn't hit 'publish' on a new article in any case unless I've got at least a lead, a few lines of body and three good references linked to the text. Less than that and some busybody like me might swing by and mark the thing for draft or, worse, deletion before you know it. If it helps, ping me next time you publish something and I'll try and swing by. Best Alexandermcnabb (talk) 03:12, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

Alexandermcnabb (talk) 17 February 2021

Hi Alexander, I hope this message gets to you. I have been editing a lot of Ichthyologists and fish related pages. Today one of our fellow editors decided that I should not be adding Categories for Ichthyologists that don't have their own page and reversed my edits on 16 or so of my entries. I think that a person that has described 25 or so species should be recognized even if they don't have their own page yet.

Another editor commented that I should not be putting descriptions of the Ichthyologist on their category page, I basically add their life span, their nationality and their area of expertise. Things I would like to know when looking at a Category on the Taxa they described.

I planned on adding a few ichthyologists to the Wikipages, many of whom have pages in other wikis such as German and French.

Of course I would like to know that my time spent will not be reversed by another editor.

Any tips you can give me, regarding the above issues would be helpful. Best regards Phil Fish (talk) 19:14, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Nomination of Henry Huttleston Rogers Coe for deletion[edit]

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Category pages[edit]

Hi. Please don't add lengthy descriptions to category pages. Descriptions on category pages should be limited to what is needed to explain the scope of the category (in most cases, no description is necessary at all, since the category name should be self-evident). Relevant content should be included in the article about the subject. --Paul_012 (talk) 06:15, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

  • Related: please don't add nonexistent categories to articles - as you did on many Betta pages. Not every taxonomist will have sufficient presence to sustain a category in their name, and many will never get one. Only add categories once they actually exist! --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 18:36, 17 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Also related, per WP:SMALLCAT, please don't make categories that can't be populated. If an author only described one or two taxa, creating "Category:Taxa described by First Last" is not necessary. Enwebb (talk) 16:19, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

I am disappointed that you continue to do all of the above, and do not see any value in even responding to these talkpage messages. That is not consistent with the collaborative nature of Wikipedia. A frequent outcome of that behavior, after broader community discussion, is to be blocked from editing, which would be a shame in this case. UnitedStatesian (talk) 17:21, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

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Red Link Categories[edit]

Hello, Phil Fish,

Please do not add nonexistent (red link) categories to any pages on Wikipedia. They cause error messages that other editors have to fix and so are disruptive. You've been warned about this and if you continue, you might be facing a block. Just cease doing so. Thank you. Liz Read! Talk! 18:39, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Liz,

Yesterday I had a discussion about how many species are necessary to be described before a describer can have its own category, “Taxa named by???” I have been on a many days long journey to put as many fish into the proper describer category. As I put a category down, sometimes it would turn out that (so far) many of the describer’s category only had one (usually) or just a few. I knew as I progressed that there would be more described species to be added that I had not got to as of then. Some of the editors thought that I should keep track of the fish and when I got to about twenty species, I could then add the category. This I begged of them, would entail too much record keeping, and extra effort, to no avail. They understood my problem. As I look at genus, I make sure each fish has a describer, and as such put that into the Category. Sometimes when I run into a singular describer from that genus, there will be other fish in other genus’ that they may have described discovered further down the road. Many describers of fish were also fond of describing reptiles (something I will not cover unless I run into them by accident. I have sent a few snakes, arachnids, mammals to their describers’ category.) So yesterday, rather than create a category the first time I run into it, I would leave the page open and come back when I had seen enough species to make a category. So because of that, there were many “Red” categories. One you have found was “Fang Ping-Wen”. An ichthyologist without a page of his own. My progression up until the comments by some yesterday, was: Look for the describer and category. If no category I would put them in a category, (I am keeping a list of describers with categories). If there was no category for the describer, I would search for the describer’s page and sometime find that they already had a category by searching Wikipedia. If they did not have a category, I would create it. Of course, it turned up red, at which point I would create the new category knowing that more species would populate the category as I continued on. The editors yesterday thought that I had created too many categories with just one or two species, not realizing that there probably would be more species to come. I explained to them, and they kind of agreed to let my project run its course. As a preference to them, I did not create categories for the first time I found a describer. This left many “Red” categories in my wake. In addition to adding categories, I am putting in who the fish was named for if it was a person, usually another ichthyologist. If I found a describer that did not have a page of their own, I would search other Wikipedias (German, French, Spanish, Russian) to see if there was a page for them elsewhere, many times there were. I have a few pages for those individuals in the works. They will be worked on when I finish my describers project, although I know I could never cover all the fish in my lifetime, I will make a concerted effort to get as many as possible. This is tedious work, and I ask your indulgence while I continue on with my work. Between the editors yesterday and you today, I am finding that some of my hard work has been undone. As the seasoned editor that you are, and me just an amateur, I ask for some guidance to help me continue on my work, so that I can satisfy all the requirements of Wikipedia.Phil Fish (talk) 20:52, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

Courtesy ping @Liz: (Phil Fish, I am doing this so Liz will get a notification that you replied to her. Otherwise, she might not see your remarks. You can send a notification to someone by typing {{ping|UserName}}. I don't need to ping you because you will get a notification every time someone leaves a message on your talk page.) Enwebb (talk) 02:36, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

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