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|Hi DPL bot, thanks for your message! I will change the disambiguation link soon. SparrowHK (talk) 09:10, 9 December 2014 (UTC)|
Sorry About That!! (The 305th Operations Group article, U.S. Air Force Captain Glen Edwards)
I'm sorry about the mistake that I made concerning my intended "link" for Captain Glen Edwards in the article for the 305th Operations Group. I'm still pretty much a "rookie" at editing. But, I do try my best to learn things.
You just wrote to me... "Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited 305th Operations Group, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page Glen Edwards. Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject." (Emphasis added by me.)
I have seen the word "disambiguation" in passing but did not fully understand it unless I got one of those "Did you mean...?" notices when I was searching for a particular military unit. So, today, I have learned that such notices will appear if my intended "link" is not specific enough. Had I seen that yesterday, I certainly would have pursued the matter.
With all the edits that I've made this past year, I suppose it's a "good thing" that you haven't had to write to me before, eh? By the way, when I have tried to enable a "link" but it's "wrong," I have indeed seen and learned what all the red letters mean. That is, "Try again, Rob!"
I could have sworn that, after I enabled the "link" for (U.S. Air Force Captain) Glenn Edwards, I did indeed check my own edit to insure that the "link" was working properly, just as I had done for the "link" that I had just enabled for "Edwards Air Force Base" in the same sentence. Hmmm. Apparently, after checking Edwards, I had a false sense of confidence and merely "threw-in" a couple of brackets for "Glen Edwards." Then, I signed-off, I reckon. Hmmm.
Hopefully, you will appreciate my concern and my willingness to learn and "make things right"...
What I just did was to look at the Edwards Air Force Base article (the "Overview" section) to see how THAT "link" was done. I now see that "more info" was included in THAT link (not just a couple of brackets around "Glen Edwards"). So, I just now went back to the article for the 305th Operations Group (the "Cold War" section) and "fixed" my previous edit for the "link" to (Captain) "Glen Edwards." I have checked it twice, and, it is indeed taking me to the intended article on Captain Edwards. (By the way, I also double-checked myself on the "link" for Edwards Air Force Base in the same sentence that I added yesterday. It's still working as intended. Yeah!)
Well, I'm sorry to have bothered you with my mistake. But, thanks for writing to me. I have learned something new today. And, I will try to insure, even more, that I double-check my intended edits, especially in terms of enabling "links." So far, I have been successful. But, the "disambiguation page" notice was a "new one" for me. Now, I know. :-O
Take care, Rob
wow, that's a very long letter to a web robot... (or is DPL bot a real person?)