User talk:LikeAsItself

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[edit] Weclome to the wiki, LikeAsItself!

I see no one's officially welcomed you yet, so, welcome! In response to what you wrote on your user page, I have a few things to say. Usually when somebody deletes a comment you put on the page, they will put a reason. People who don't put a reason or put a rude reason are usually new users or just simply forgot to put a reason. Usually, when an experienced user forgets to put a reason, they immediately or shortly afterwards post a comment on that page's talk page. Check there if someone doesn't put a reason. If they don't, you can politely post a comment of your own on the talk page or on the user's talk page asking why your fact/comment got deleted. If someone posts a rude reason, somebody else might tell you why it got removed in a more polite manor on the talk page or on your talk page (which is this page right here). If they don't, post a comment on the talk page of the article. And finally, it is considered vandalism to edit other people's user pages unless it's something like fixing a typo or the MediaWiki coding. Hope you have a fun time editing! --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 22:57, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

SMB was right about everything he said, except the bit about user pages could use some clarification. See HRWiki:User space for more info. — It's dot com 23:03, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Weclome

Hey, LAI. Weclome to the wiki. I read your user page and had a look at your edits. I don't think it's as bad as you think. Of your three edits, one is still up (and will definitely stay), one was reverted, but I can't see any rudeness or vindictiveness in that edit summary. And one was an edit that I believe touched a strongly debated topic (but I was too lazy to see how and if it was actually reverted). So yeah, don't get discouraged if some of your edits get reverted. We're actually quite a nice bunch of people. And please keep being bold and make those edits that you think are right. Also, nobody will edit your user page, we have a strict policy about that somewhere. Keep on tranglin'! Loafing 23:06, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

(I see two other people welcomed you while I was writing this, but I'll leave you the message anyway...)
Hi there, LikeAsItself, and welcome to the Homestar Runner Wiki! I read the comments you made on your user page, and I'm sorry that you've had some bad experiences with having your contributions reverted rudely. We have a policy here of not biting the newcomers, but I often see content being removed or disputed with less politeness than it ought to. If there are particular edits or users that have reverted them that you're thinking of, I encourage you to bring it up on those articles' or users' talk pages and discuss your concerns. We can all use a good reminder to be polite and thoughtful of other editors, and I hope that your bad experiences so far haven't entirely soured your desire to participate in this wiki. Welcome again, and please feel free to stop by my talk page if you have any questions or needs. Best, Trey56 23:10, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Well, thanks to everyone for welcoming me; that certainly helps. Just so I don't seem like I'm overreacting, I did also have a number of edits removed before I created this login that also contributed to my general attitude about this site. (Also, I do think "But no, very no." was unnecessarily rude, even though I do get the virus reference). But thanks for the encouragement, and I will try to contribute constructively to this site. LikeAsItself 23:25, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
I guess it just shows how different people will react differently to the same thing. What I mean is, I thought that "But no. Very no." was an attempt by the anonny to indicate that he was unwavering in his convictions while still keeping it lighthearted. I could be wrong, but I don't think any rudeness was indended. — It's dot com 23:55, 27 August 2007 (UTC)


[edit] Using Show Preview

Hello LikeAsItself, I see that you have made several consecutive edits to the same page. I want to point out the Show Preview button. It's right next to the Save Page button when you edit. You should use it whenever you are making a lot of experimental edits, for example when you are trying to get formatting right. Using the Show Preview button is quicker and easier than saving and clicking "edit" again, and will keep recent changes and page histories from being flooded. Thanks, — Defender1031*Talk 01:25, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

I did have an uneasy feeling about using that sandbox, but the instructions on it insisted that I use the "Save Page" button. Since you seem to disagree with that policy, perhaps it would be worth looking into having those instructions changed. Anyway, it seems like a design flaw that editing the sandbox should even show up in recent changes and user contributions. LikeAsItself 01:33, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
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