User talk:Donner60

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New messages, questions, comments[edit]

Please put new messages at the bottom of the page. Thanks. Donner60 (talk) 08:39, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia policies, guidelines; twitter, facebook; what Wikipedia is not; avoiding common mistakes[edit]

References to Wikipedia policies, guidelines, instructions, include:
Wikipedia:Manual of Style. Wikipedia guidelines on twitter, facebook: Wikipedia:Twitter. Wikipedia guidelines, policies on external links: Wikipedia:External links. See Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not, which includes not a dictionary, a publisher of original thought, a soapbox or means of promotion, a mirror or a repository of links, images, or media files, a blog, Web hosting service, social networking service, or memorial site, a directory, a manual, guidebook, textbook, or scientific journal, a crystal ball, a newspaper, or an indiscriminate collection of information. • Wikipedia:Verifiability. • Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. • Wikipedia:No original research. • Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. • Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources. • Wikipedia:Citing sources. • Wikipedia:Notability. • Wikipedia:Image use policy. • Wikipedia:Avoiding common mistakes. • Wikipedia:Vandalism. • Wikipedia:Categorization#Articles. • Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Islam-related articles.

User Talk page guidelines[edit]

Excerpts Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines#User talk pages While the purpose of article talk pages is to discuss the content of articles, the purpose of user talk pages is to draw the attention or discuss the edits of a user. Wikipedia is not a social networking site, and all discussion should ultimately be directed solely toward the improvement of the encyclopedia.

Users may freely remove comments from their own talk pages, though archiving is preferred. They may also remove some content in archiving. The removal of a warning is taken as evidence that the warning has been read by the user. This specifically includes both registered and unregistered users.

There are certain types of notices that users may not remove from their own talk pages, such as declined unblock requests and speedy deletion tags. See Wikipedia:User pages#Removal of comments, notices, and warnings for full details.

User talk pages are subject to the general userpage guidelines on handling inappropriate content—see Wikipedia:User pages#Handling inappropriate content.

  • Personal talk page cleanup: On your own user talk page, you may archive threads at your discretion. Simply deleting others' comments on your talk page is permitted, but most editors prefer archiving.

From the section Editing comments, Other's comments in Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines:

  • Fixing format errors that render material difficult to read. In this case, restrict the edits to formatting changes only and preserve the content as much as possible. Examples include fixing indentation levels, removing bullets from discussions that are not consensus polls or requests for comment (RfC), fixing list markup, using <nowiki> and other technical markup to fix code samples, and providing wikilinks if it helps in better navigation.
  • Fixing layout errors: This could include moving a new comment from the top of a page to the bottom, adding a header to a comment not having one, repairing accidental damage by one party to another's comments, correcting unclosed markup tags that mess up the entire page's formatting, accurately replacing HTML table code with a wikitable, etc.
  • Sectioning: If a thread has developed new subjects, it may be desirable to split it into separate discussions with their own headings or subheadings. When a topic is split into two topics, rather than sub-sectioned, it is often useful for there to be a link from the new topic to the original and vice versa. A common way of doing this is noting the change at the [then-]end of the original thread, and adding an unobtrusive note under the new heading, e.g., :<small>This topic was split off from [[#FOOBAR]], above.</small>. Some reformatting may be necessary to maintain the sense of the discussion to date and to preserve attribution. It is essential that splitting does not inadvertently alter the meaning of any comments. very long discussions may also be divided into sub-sections.

Note that it is proper to use <nowiki> and other technical markup to fix code samples.

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Please put messages, questions or comments at the very bottom of the page. If you put them here, as some people have done, I may either not see them or more likely not see them very promptly. That will delay any reply from me to you. When I do see them, I will move them to the bottom of the page and add a section heading before I reply.
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Disambiguation link and bracket bot notifications[edit]

I occasionally get one of these notices. I fix the link or bracket, then delete the message, as the messages state is permissible, instead of further cluttering up these pages. Donner60 (talk) 05:13, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Dutch Shepherd[edit]

The picture of "trainer with Dutch Shepherd" was removed from the Dutch Shepherd page because it contains a link to the trainer's for profit business. I believe he has posted this picture as an attempt to recruit business for himself.70.210.74.74 (talk) 23:21, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

I restored your edit and put this message on your talk page: I am deleting this message in the manner prescribed by the guidelines (strike through) because an explanation has now been given. Thank you. Sorry for any inconvenience. Donner60 (talk) 23:45, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Alexander de Cadenet[edit]

Hi,

You just reverted this page back to how it was before. I am editing this page on behalf of the artist Alexander de Cadenet. Is it possible to put back the changes? I'll make sure I write reasons for changing it next time. Thanks, AlisaBurge

I left this message on your talk page: I am deleting this message in the manner prescribed by the guidelines (strike through) due to your explanation. Since you have made several additional edits after leaving your message to me, you will need to make the changes you desire again. Otherwise, if I try to do it, I may mess up your later edits. Please do leave an edit summary for your changes or someone else may revert them for the same reason. Thanks. Sorry for any inconvenience. Donner60 (talk) 23:43, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi again, thanks for the tip. Yeah, I decided to go ahead and edit the page again. I'll keep writing the reasons for editing in future. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AlisaBurge (talkcontribs) 00:07, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Edit on Daniel Morgan[edit]

Hello. Please go to Daniel Morgan and search the page for the text The Invasion of Canada. You will notice that the text below it is intended to be a section of its own, but it isn't. This is because the header markers (===) are followed by an alphanumeric character (e), thus the MediaWiki parser recognizes the line as normal text, instead of a section header. This is what my edit aimed to fix. TChatzigiannakis (talk) 23:11, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

I left this message on your talk page: I am deleting the above message in the manner prescribed by the guidelines (strike through). You provided me with an explanation which showed that your edit was meant to be constructive and I did not understand it. It seems I did not understand the technicality. Thanks for straightening this out. Please proceed to fix this. I do not wish to make another edit, just to end up interfering with your purpose again. Donner60 (talk) 23:24, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
No problem at all! TChatzigiannakis (talk) 23:42, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

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Seasonal Greets![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015!!!

Hello Donner60, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
--I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 13:57, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

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Civil War Institute, 2014[edit]

Hi! Thanks for being an appreciative reader. Happy holidays to you (or as they said during the Civil War, Merry Christmas). Hal Jespersen (talk) 15:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

Seasonal Greets![edit]

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Happy editing,
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174.112.44.106[edit]

Let's keep a close eye on this "contributor", shall we? - Denimadept (talk) 21:00, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes. This person seems to make one or a few nonconstructive edits per month and when warned, backs off, at least until the next month. I did not see any constructive edits. In my view, deleting the warnings weighs against a person who has this kind of edit history. Nonetheless, he seems to believe that if he spaces his vandalisms and does not accumulate many warnings in a month, he may get away with a few of them and also will be safe from being blocked. Some administrators want to see four current warnings before acting; others may block a user for some period of time for persistent vandalism. So a report to AIV with a persistent vandalism complaint may not result in action. This IP user either knows that or must strongly suspect something along that line. Such a user does need to be checked occasionally since stronger action may or may not be forthcoming. Donner60 (talk) 00:00, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. That's one reason I haven't reported it yet. Another is that we don't KNOW for sure that it's only one person. - Denimadept (talk) 00:38, 27 December 2014 (UTC)