User talk:Dependent Variable

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome. You're making good contributions. Haukur 12:37, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree! I have been looking at your contributions and I am impressed with your knowledge in linguistics. It's great to have you around.--Berig 19:33, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Steinn Steinarr[edit]

Nice translations! :) Haukur 00:47, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! --Dependent Variable, 01:53, 3 August 2007 (UCT).

You can sign your name by using four ~ in a row. Haukur 01:01, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Cool, now I'm official ;-) Thanks for the tip. Dependent Variable 01:08, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Now I've added something to your user page so your username shows up blue :) Haukur 01:15, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Ooh, and a blue butterfly. Thankee. Although, as you can see, I probably should be awarded some sort of evil Butterfly of Shame too for wrecking Robot... Maybe it could be one of those butterflies that evolved grimy-looking wings in the 19th century to blend in with industrial pollution? Dependent Variable 16:41, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
What a naughty little Darwinist you are! But don't worry about Robot. To err is human, the robots can try for perfection. I've accidentally wrecked articles too, usually by studying an old version and then forgetting that it is an old version. Haukur 13:33, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Unexplained deletion to Robot[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent contribution removed content from Robot. Please be more careful when editing pages and do not remove content from Wikipedia without a good reason, which should be specified in the edit summary. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox. Thank you. If you're going to delete a massive amount of sourced content, please explain your action in the edit summary. -Amatulic 01:44, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm very sorry. Thanks for correcting my blunder! ...and for the Sandbox tip. As you guessed, it certainly wasn't my intention to delete anything from the article; I had no idea that this had happened. I should have checked that the article was okay after I'd finished. I was really just trying to address Rocketmagnet's concern over an earlier attempt at clarifying one sentence (see "Pedantic minor edit to definition for the sake of clarity" on the Discussion Page). I started out by trying to implement the change I suggested in May, seeing as no one had objected, but then changed my mind and just changed "will" to "is likely to". But looking at the "history", it seems that a good chunk of the article got deleted. I've no idea how this happened, but I'll try to be more careful from now on. Thanks for the links; at least I now know how to correct any mistakes I might make in future. Dependent Variable 16:02, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
No harm done - that's one reason for the "undo" link on articles, so honest mistakes can be corrected easily. -Amatulic 03:41, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

The reason the first word of your reference link (in the rapeseed article) didn't show up is that hyperlinks on Wikipedia don't use a pipe, only a space. So when you put, [http://dictionary.oed.com/|OED Online], it made a link named "Online" that went to http://dictionary.oed.com/%7COED, which isn't a valid URL. Sacrificing a superfluous "The" to the markup language gods only stuck it in the URL in place of "OED". What is needed to end the URL is a space: [http://dictionary.oed.com/ OED Online]. I caught the mistake because I've done it myself so many times...everything else on Wikipedia uses a sheffer; why shouldn't regular old hyperlinks? I just thought you might like to know. Thanks for all your contributions. MagnesianPhoenix (talk) 12:57, 16 November 2007 (UTC) [signed retroactively]

Thanks! I remember now; it's just been a while since I added an external link...Dependent Variable (talk) 05:47, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Was absolutely amazed to find a reference to that Durham talk of mine on the "Kenning" page! Wow! Somebody reads me, cool! Thanks! But then we may as likely as not know each other, no? You're welcome to say hello at my LiveJournal, nornore.livejournal.com, never mind that's in Russian :-) Snerrir (talk) 04:01, 27 May 2009 (UTC)