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[edit] Welcome!

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[edit] Welcome

Hi Multikillerbot, I just wanted to add my own personal welcome - I know that our articles on wars and battles definitely need improving, and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future! If you need any help do contact me on my talk page, and if you want to chat with other editors do pop into our Chat (easily accessible via Mibbit. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:08, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Following on from above, just a quick message to inform you that we are holding our next Meeting on Sunday, 5th September 2010 at 7pm UTC. Whether you are or aren't able to attend, please sign your name on the here. Hope to see you on Sunday! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 19:17, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Style

Hi Multikillerbot, thanks for your edits on military-related articles, they're very thorough. I just wanted to raise a minor style point: you should leave a space after punctuation marks, like this.

In general it's a good idea to try and follow the stylistic conventions used in other articles and described in the Manual of Style, to keep things consistent. Usually the choice of one convention over an other is arbitrary, but consistency of presentation is important for readability and a general look of professionalism.

Also I'd encourage you to get into the habit of citing your sources as much as possible. Referencing is a pain, but it is necessary for fact-checking and useful to readers if they want to find out more. It's especially important for details such as dates and numbers where non-canonical information from adaptations can seep into articles without being properly marked. See Help:References on how to do it. Unfortunately if you add a lot of information without citing a source it's likely your contributions will be removed or rewritten down the line when another editor works on the article and can't find where the information comes from.

Thanks. —Aulë the Smith (Tk·Cb) 11:18, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Sources

I have noticed that you've been adding quite specific figures battles but without any sources; these are exactly the sort of pieces of information for which we need sources for others to check, otherwise they appear rather suspicious. I added Template:Fact to these as I would very much like to see some sources for these - Template:Fact shouldn't be removed unless 1) a source is provided 2) the offending sentence is removed 3) or, another editor can prove that it doesn't need sourcing.

Is it possible you could tell us your sources? Thanks! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:32, 21 November 2010 (UTC)