User talk:Sp8z

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Editing talk

  • you edited your contribution to Discussion#Misspelling Redirects. this is an absolute no-no. the rule is that you must never edit talk pages. you can add to them, but you must never, ever, edit them. that's the rule. there are exceptions to this rule, of course. you can clear out whole conversations once they are done if they're on your talk page. i guess it's ok to correct a typo if no-one's responded, but even then that's probably still forbidden and other mods may yell at you. two things are never allowed, though. editing other user's talk in any way whatsoever and that includes typos; editing your own talk for sense after it's been responded to. you did the latter of these and consider this if not a warning then a heads up. --Evilkolbot 06:55, 20 May 2008 (CDT)
    • For clarification, the problem with editing your own messages after they have been replied to is that it can change the context of other people's replies - for example, if one were to ask one question, get several answers, and then reword your question to change its meaning, existing replies would no longer make sense. Editing your comments immediately after having posted them (and before anybody gets a chance to reply) is perfectly acceptable, though you really should be using the Preview function to avoid having to revise your own comments. --Quietust (t|c) 08:01, 20 May 2008 (CDT)
    • Got it.--Sp8z 08:24, 20 May 2008 (CDT)


  • there are several guidelines about redirects. they must generally be either better spelled or shorter. they should also be apposite, unpunctuated, unaccented, and lowercase. even if they follow all of these, new redirects may not be accepted if they are deemed inappropriate for some necessarily vague reason. please be more careful in future. --Evilkolbot 01:31, 15 May 2008 (CDT)
  • What does apposite mean?--Sp8z 09:05, 15 May 2008 (CDT)
  • Actually, as of today, there are only 2 "guidelines" for Redirects with many comments.--Sp8z 09:15, 15 May 2008 (CDT)
    • the established standards pages don't mention redirects, and comments are all we have. since there are no rules, all i have is my interpretation of current usage. which is what i've given you above. perhaps someone with wider wiki experience could clarify how off-base i am. --Evilkolbot 14:29, 15 May 2008 (CDT)
      • First you say there are several guidelines about redirects, then you say there are only comments??? Also, with the statement "perhaps someone with wider wiki experience could clarify how off-bass i am" you imply that only someone with more experience than you is qualified to make decisions about redirects. I believe that it will be difficult to find that person as the wiki, as a way for people to share information, has not been around very long. If you are suggesting with that statement that I, Sp8z, do not have enough wiki experience to make apposite contributions to policy concerning redirects, than I see that as condescending. But you probably didn't mean that.--Sp8z 12:33, 19 May 2008 (CDT)
  • i'm taking this to my talk so that this cross-posting gets a little less confusing. --Evilkolbot 13:50, 19 May 2008 (CDT)