October 2010Edit

Hello! I'm assuming you've popped over from the English Wikipedia, so you're probably familiar with the way this wiki works. I hope you like it here and decide to stay on! Here's a few links to help you adjust:

There's plenty to do here. For example, there are a lot of articles that don't exist yet, which you can bring over from the English Wikipedia and simplify. Do have a look around and see what you'd like to do. Thanks for joining us, and you know how to contact me if you need a hand. πr2 (talk • changes) 17:40, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I popped over from Wikibooks actually ;-) Yes, I've been around a few years so I understand how the Wiki works, but I'll be sure to read the guidelines, etc., here first as I know every project is different QuiteUnusual (talk) 17:43, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
You are quite welcome. I'm another English Wikibookian. ;) Frozen Windwant to be chilly? 23:33, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Renaming information requestEdit

You have been identified as someone who does a large number of renames. If you could visit meta:Rename practices and explain your renaming practices and policy, we would appreciate the effort. We are making this request to help us better understand local renaming practices as we work towards SUL finalization. Thank you for your time and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. MBisanz (talk) 23:11, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

What a strange place to ask me - you'd have better luck asking at a project where I am a 'crat ;-) QU TalkQu 20:02, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

References and Abigail BreslinEdit

Thanks very much for adding references to articles! I noticed that the ones you added to Abigail Breslin don't seem to support the statements they're attached to. The third one goes to a page that appears to link to the page that was intended, but the first and second ones don't seem to have any helpful info at all. (I can't check that third one myself right now because I have trouble downloading PDFs to my tablet.) It would be great if you could fix at least the third one so that it's valid. Thanks.

By the way, when adding references to an article that didn't have them before, please add a reference section, something like this:

==References==
{{reflist}}

If there is no reference section like that, the references just go to the bottom of the article, which isn't necessarily where we want them, and there is no header.

Thanks again, and let me know if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 10:00, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

that's kind of interesting because those references are supporting those exact statements on enwiki... Hmmm. QuiteUnusual 10:33, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I saw that when I was looking at them. They've probably been on the enwiki article for a while. Links go dead, URLs change. Probably no one noticed over there -- it's not something that's routinely re-checked. That's why we need to check when we copy refs here, whether by themselves or with text. --Auntof6 (talk) 12:01, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Leave note on talk pagesEdit

When you correctly revert vandalism, please leave an appropriate note on the vandal's talk page. (WP:User talk page warnings) Otherwise you are just leaving work for others. Thank you. Macdonald-ross (talk) 11:47, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Or you could look at it is saving someone the work of identifying and reverting the vandalism, leaving only the warning to deal with - kind of the glass half full view ;-). In the case you are referring to if Twinkle worked for me then I would have warned them. I was, however, busy at work and didn't have time to go and find the right warning templates being unfamiliar with those in use at simplewiki. As an aside, I sometimes deliberately don't issue warnings for IP vandals if their editing implies it is "one off" vandalism. For example, if the vandalism occurred several hours ago then they are unlikely to be back and a warning serves only to potentially upset the next user of the IP if it is dynamic or shared. Anyway, point noted, thanks - I will try and be more comprehensive in issuing warnings if I revert. Thanks. QuiteUnusual 14:36, 11 May 2015 (UTC)