Welcome to Wikipedia! I don't remember writing that well when I was in high school! --User:LMS
good editors help so much :) thanks -dreamyshade
it's still in progress: links to come! -dreamyshade
Dreamy - hahaha, you beat me to it - chrz Manning
thanks, Dreamyshade! ;) --User:AV
(what's a +1? see everything2)
yes I certainly am! :) some of us were addicted at a young age - makes it harder to quit, you know... I think User:Jzcool is in high school too.
- Yes he is, but that is where the comparison ends... :-) User:MMGB
- just let him find a place in Wikipedia, you'll see (I think) - dreamyshade
you're welcome - since high school doesn't teach me a lot of things that Wikipedia doesn't have already, I have to content myself with copyediting :) - dreamyshade
Well, you should be picking up quite a bit of new information just fr om reading the articles posted on here. Some, if not most of the people who have the courage to write on Wikipedia (knowing that their writing will be subjected to intense examination) are very knowledgeable in the areas in which they write. Feel free to edit to your heart's content! :) User:F. Lee Horn
Hi Dreamyshade, about your question on my user page--Nupedia is sort of in mothballs at present, so the issue is moot right now. If it revives, I would recommend that you do the very best you can on the article and just send a copy directly to G. B. Lane (the music editor). He should be able to advise you further. --Larry_Sanger
Hey Dreamy I was trying to figure it out what you had changed out on my user talk page but I've failed. :-) Yes, the days of the high school make me feel even younger again. I'll read your article about Quetzal soon. --XJam 2 Tuesday [2002.03.19] (0)
(reply on your talk page) -- dreamyshade
- 1 Harp
- 2 Myanmar Harp
- 3 I think
- 4 Hola!
- 5 del.icio.us edits
- 6 W. Patrick McCray
- 7 Bertrand Meyer
- 8 Thanks for stopping by my page :)
- 9 Nsyght
- 10 Make magazine
- 11 Be bold
- 12 Please don't delete red links
- 13 666 edits
- 14 Wikifying
- 15 Pedantic attention
- 16 RE: Del.icio.us
- 17 Respond
- 18 Coprolite image
- 19 Jonathan Ned Katz
- 20 Immaculate Heart College
- 21 Web/Virtual Community
- 22 Natural hair
- 23 Social bookmarking links
- 24 About "hemerographical": you're right, it doesn't exist in English!
- 25 Thanks
- 26 nice to see you too.
- 27 Biting the newcomers
- 28 Notepadpage and links related to my-health-software.com
- 29 Santa Barbara County pages
- 30 Favicons
- 31 Sproose
- 32 Photo of flip-flops
- 33 UC Santa Barbara pictures
- 34 Magnolia CMS
- 35 Wikipedia Day
- 36 A kitten for you!
- 37 Feedback Dashboard task force
- 38 Hardware restrictions, reply
- 39 DYK for Pinboard (website)
- 40 thanks
- 41 Wow, where did ten years go...
- 42 A barnstar for you!
- 43 Thank you for attending the second SF WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon
- 44 Spamming/promotion concern
- 45 iEBTech
- 46 Johnny Delirious
- 47 reply to Afd
- 48 Nomination of Greenpois0n for deletion
- 49 iClarified.com and ihackintosh.com
- 50 newbies
- 51 Lock, the key and the manner the key is presented
- 52 vested interest
- 53 Jelq references
- 54 Criticism article
- 55 DRN
- 56 A barnstar for you!
- 57 Any input on this?
- 58 WWC!
- 59 MicroStrategy
- 60 Mail Online
- 61 About RfCU comment from Morphz0ne
- 62 Manulife Edit / Revision Review
- 63 MicroStrategy draft ready
- 64 MicroStrategy
- 65 DYK for LocalWiki
- 66 Requesting Your Opinion
- 67 Your user page
- 68 SAS (software)
- 69 Inverter Compressor Article
- 70 Nashville pictures
- 71 hi!
- 72 SAS (software)
- 73 Michele Colucci
- 74 Pasadena photos
- 75 Logo help
- 76 Redirect blanking
- 77 A barnstar for you!
- 78 A cookie for you!
- 79 DYK for Free and Open Source Software Outreach Program for Women
- 80 A page you started (Free and Open Source Software Outreach Program for Women) has been reviewed!
- 81 Amy Tan Award
- 82 Disambiguation link notification for December 16
- 83 A kitten for you!
- 84 DYK for Leslie Harpold
- 85 A kitten for you!
- 86 A kitten for you!
- 87 Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
Hello! Thanks for your compliments on my changes to harp. I will probably take another go at it sometime but I don't actually have that much time for Wikipedia at the moment so it's really just when I've got some spare time/can't sleep/need to relax. I once had the chance to do quite a bit of research on harps and have quite a bit of information about them stored in the cobwebby corners of my hard drive. I'll dredge some more of it up some time. Talk to you again sometime! Mona-Lynn 11:04, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Your Harp page is very impressive. And thanks for tailoring the Myanmar Harp (Saung) page. I will talk to myanmar-image webmaster (i have contact with him since 2003) and upload a few myanmar harp pictures and video-audio links after, to make it more robust.
Thanks again. - Kyaw 01:54, 9 Sept 2005
I think by looking at your userpage you could use some userboxes. Fattdoggy 11:53, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Ok, Ok. Settle down Fattdoggy 17:40, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
¿Cómo estás? That is really bizarre. I got a message from Doug Thrift, and then from his website I meandered over to yours. How did you find my Wikipedia username =)?
Have a great night, and maybe I'll be seeing you this weekend.
(I assume you know who I am?) iNaNimAtE 07:31, 13 February 2007 (UTC) PS: OK, so I tried to keep the consistent look and feel of your talk page (I know how critical it is), and it took like four edits. Sorry =).
Hiya Britta! Like you said, it was the first website-article which had a section like that, plus, in my opinion, it didn't add anything valuable to the article. I think a small link would suffice. And you're right, I should've put in a summary of my editing. --Soetermans 07:06, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
- Sounds good. I added a link back in there. Dreamyshade 08:10, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
I just want to say thanks for the congratulations. That's so sweet! :-D Happy birthday for you too! Big step, huh? Turning 20 and all. It's all downwards from here :-P --Soetermans 06:23, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
W. Patrick McCray
I saw the edits you made to my page. Overall, they seem fine.
hi, thanks for drawing my attention to that. I came across the picture on commons - perhaps it is wise to delete the picture itself quoting that edit? There'd be no real point in keeping it if the person portrayed wouldn't want it used. Deadstar 17:22, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
- I'm not on en: wiki much so I'm not going to check the VP to see what's going on with it. I'll put it up for deletion on commons (which is where I hang out these days), quoting what's going on here, and we'll see what they say. Kind regards, Deadstar 09:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for stopping by my page :)
I had checked out your blog and stuff earlier, and I did notice you were 20 as well :) Pretty awesome that you work for Delicious too!
Anyways, thanks for stopping by, and maybe we will talk again! James Mowery 04:29, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
Hi Dreamyshade, Can you let me know what was wrong with the page? I thought it was well referenced and fairly accurate description. Also the site is very relevant in the categories suggested. Sorry, this was my first page! User:djhomeless, 23rd October 2007
If you see a list of items in a page and some of them are red, please don't delete the red items. Red link means no further information is available in Wikipedia. Even if no further information is available about the item, the item should still be present in the list. For example, in a list of fruits, you find Apple is red linked, don't delete it because even if no further information is available about Apple in Wikipedia, Apple is still a fruit! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:33, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
For example, in the List of Vector Drawing programs page, programs such as iDraw (an awesome program on Unix systems, opensource, has been around for a long time) was listed, red linked (because no further details were available on wikipedia) but now it is no longer mentioned, as if iDraw does not even exist. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:52, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Hello, I'm just curious about three edits you made about six years ago which can be seen at the bottom of this page. Did you actually save those three times, or is it some kind of software bug? (It's funny because the first revision for that page is Wikipedia's 666th.)--22.214.171.124 (talk) 23:58, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
- Oh, you don't say... hmm. I was going purely on the iPod example. My mistake, in any case. Cheers! Master of Puppets Call me MoP!☺ 19:49, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Please respond Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Tlogmer subpages. ScienceApologist (talk) 18:26, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Ah, no problem; glad you've found it useful. By the way, you can often find suitable images if you just specify a .gov parameter in a "search within a site or domain" field of your search engine of choice. Óðinn (talk) 05:14, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Jonathan Ned Katz
Note from Jonathan Ned Katz, the historian. You deleted a large and important section of data from the entry about me that someone had begun. I think that is a major mistake since it is very useful for interested scholars to have as much detail as possible about a person, and an online encyclopedia does not have the space limitations that a printed version does. Here's what I said in the discussion secation of my entry.
- This is a CV dump. Is that allowed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:00, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
- Jonathan Ned Katz comments. Someone started this entry for me and I decided to fill it out to see what happened. I would like this to be an objective narrative of my work and life, and the fullest list available anywhere of my works and the life that made them possible.
- This is an online encyclopedia, NOT a traditional biographical entry in a printed encyclopedia, therefore it does not have the same space limitations. It is very useful for scholars and anyone interested to have available as complete a list as possible of a scholar's works. That is what I have done on the entry for Allan Berube. So if you are going to delete portions of my works listed, you should also delete the full list of Berube's works. But I don't think you should do either.
- So I ask the person who deleted a major part of the list of my works to put that list back. Thanks. Jonathan —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jnkatz1 (talk • contribs) 20:21, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Immaculate Heart College
I modified 'Natural hair' earlier this morning. Please know that I'll have the references ready soon.
Hello. I wonder if you can give me some information on the promotional links you removed from the article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking. Da'oud Nkrumah 03:28, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Hi Dreamshade. I was doing some reputation management for a client and in doing so I used SEO Quake/Linx to investigate what was making the offending pages rank under my clients keywords. I noticed some inbound links from the social bookmarking article. I couldn't see that Wikipedia would be legitimately linking to a non notable companies ripoff report nor the sites which linked to the report. I noticed there seems a lot of vandalism of that article including what I guess are Bots. Anyway I noticed you removed links a couple of times for being spam. So, the sites I was investigating were all related to Ripoff Report and its owner. If you drop by seomoz.org you can check all the rogue seo techniques this site and its owner uses. I couldn't find the links from Wiki to their sites so I imagine they were removed at some point. However, it may be worth following these links to the end source.
Also, anyone needing help on an article just holler. Dnkrumah
About "hemerographical": you're right, it doesn't exist in English!
Thanks a lot for your comment about "hemerographical". You're right: it doesn't exist in English. What I meant was "... to do some bibliographical research about some issues...", i.e., a research job in books, journals, newspapers, etc. It was a copy from Spanish "hemerográfica," which means "in newspapers and periodicals" and is different from "bibliográfica," which means "only in books."
I hope we'll keep in touch. Best regards from Mexico City!!
I have modified the Delicious icon.-- 10:52, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
nice to see you too.
you find the most interesting people on wikipedia, especially when you have been ignoring it for years and suddenly figure out that it's also a MMO :) Edward Vielmetti (talk) 05:13, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Biting the newcomers
Thanks for taking care of that. I'd been meaning to look into it, and was happy to see you beat me to it. I searched for all the related links and found one remaining in Antihypertensive, which I replaced. Thanks again! --Ronz (talk) 17:00, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Santa Barbara County pages
I've been whittling away at some home town pages. I've started a few from scratch (linked from my user page), edited a few, added links and references to some, and contributed some photos. Especially aerial photos, since it's great to have any excuse for flying.
Shall we start a list of needed pages? In case the answer is yes, here are some ideas:
- Painted Cave (community)
- Painted Cave (rock painting site)
- Stow Park
- Lake Los Carneros
- Coronado Butterfly Preserve
- Ellwood Mesa Open Space
- (the above are mentioned on the Goleta, California page)
- Camino Cielo Road (see San Marcos Pass)
- Fremont's Cannon (see San Marcos Pass)
- Gibraltar Reservoir (see Santa Ynez River)
- Cold Spring Canyon (see Cold Spring Canyon Arch Bridge)
- Santa Ynez Fault (see Santa Ynez Mountains)
- Old San Marcos Road (see California State Route 154)
Thanks for starting a list! I believe that it'd be good to consolidate the related items into fewer articles, at least until we gather enough material to support splitting them. For example, it's probably helpful to add material about Cold Spring Canyon to the bridge page at first, rather than asking readers to start looking between two short articles for context and details. And argh, sorry I haven't responded to your emails yet. My energy for Wikipedia things falls off somewhat when I get back to school, but it'll probably come back during other vacations. Dreamyshade (talk) 05:19, 30 January 2009 (UTC)
- Glad the list is welcome. :)
- I've just now copied my list to put on my own Talk page, because changes there show up when I log in. That way you (or anyone else interested) can go there to suggest new topics or how to approach these. I like your idea of combining stuff into fewer topics, and CSCyn in particular might never rise to the level of needing its own page. I was hoping you'd suggest a page about one or more of those bridges you have great photos of.
- I'd still like to meet sometime, so please let me know in email or on my talk page when you'd like to do that. Jw4nvc (talk) 00:50, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
In your edit to the article Favicon on February 6 you deleted not only the EL that Special:Contributions/188.8.131.52 added that same day (and see his contributions record that he is likely to be a spamer and has allready been warned), but also the one I added on January 19 after giving preliminary notice and explanation on the talk page. Therefore I restored that EL and would like you to read the talk page first. Have a nice day. Debresser (talk) 12:48, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Hello, could you tell me which part of the Sproose article is causing the problem?
I will change it asap. Thanks User:mbelaunde
- Hi, thanks for responding to me, I have read the COI guidelines and edited the article (removed mention of partnerships) and other stuff, please let me know what else I can do to get that tag removed from the top of the page, i want to follow all the guidelines, and i won't edit the page any further after this, i appreciate your help mbelaunde 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:13, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Hello again, thanks for all the tips... as you can tell, i'm not a pro at this, but slowly learning! I would really appreciate if you could edit the page, i will wait for someone else to do it as well, but i would really like to get it going and all cleaned up.
Photo of flip-flops
It was written on the talk page years back: "I guess that you wouldn't want to to throw out that pair. It wouldn't do these sandals justice after they've starred in a photo in a Wikipedia article!!!" What happened to these fellows? Are they still around? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flip-flops_(worn).jpg
UC Santa Barbara pictures
Hey, noticed that you were a student at UCSB and seem to put images onto Wikipedia. Lately I've been trying to edit a bunch of articles dealing with UC Santa Barbara, mostly athletic related, which were lacking pictures. If possible, I'd love to work with you to make the UCSB articles much better with the inclusion of some pictures. Please let me know if you're still in the Santa Barbara area and willing to help. Thanks! GauchoDude (talk) 06:38, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
- No worries, I'll keep it nice and simple for you :) Impressed with the quick response! Anyhow, some pictures I know I definitely need now are:
- Would be nice to also have pictures of:
- ICA (Intercollegiate Athletics) Building
- Campus Pool or whatever its called by the bus loop
- softball diamond
- the Tennis Courts by the ICA building
- the track by the ICA building
- That should hold me over for a while. Once I get around to updating articles about normal, boring stuff like the UCen, Davidson Library, the dorms, etc. I'm sure I'll hit you up again. GauchoDude (talk) 07:11, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Not sure if this is the right way to contact you - saw your comment (talk) about COI for Magnolia CMS. I have added a user page declaring who I am. I strongly believe that the content I wrote is written in a very neutral tone and lists facts and references. Let me know if there is anything else to do so you can remove your comment on the page. Thanks - BK Bkraft (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 14:01, 8 April 2010 (UTC).
- Hi! The article for Magnolia (CMS) isn't particularly good or bad -- the tone and details are neutral-sounding, but the sources are somewhat weak and the article reads as a list of accomplishments instead of a more balanced narrative-style article. I don't think it's high-quality enough yet to remove the notes on top of the article, but if some other Wikipedia editor took up an interest in the article, it could be improved sufficiently. It's best to avoid editing it yourself though. I hope this answers your questions. Dreamyshade (talk) 11:05, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
- I revised the article to be more balanced after reading the COI and neutral point of view guidelines and added it to the talk page of the article for review and suggestions. Could you take a look and see if this is better/neutral enough to remove the "advertising" note? I haven't yet added the citations, so please let me know if you would want to have those in place before reviewing it and I'll add them in. I'm not sure if I should also post on the COI Noticeboard to have others review it and remove the COI tag, so please could you advise what the correct practice is. Many thanks. Bkraft (talk) 11:58, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks! I'm actually moving back to California pretty soon, but it was fun to hang out with the NYC Wikipedia contingent! Dreamyshade (talk) 11:00, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
- Well it was a great time. I hope it works out for you again in California. — Dispenser 23:53, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
A kitten for you!
Thinking of you...
Feedback Dashboard task force
Since you were a part of the WikiGuides project, I thought I'd give you a heads-up about a new way you can help/mentor newbies on en.wiki: we've recently released a feature called the Feedback Dashboard, a queue that updates in real time with feedback and editing questions from new registered contributors who have attempted to make at least one edit. Steven Walling and I are putting together a task force for experienced Wikipedians who might be interested in monitoring the queue and responding to the feedback: details are here at Wikipedia:Feedback Dashboard. Please sign up if you're interested in helping out! Thanks, Maryana (WMF) (talk) 21:38, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Hardware restrictions, reply
DYK for Pinboard (website)
|On 14 January 2012, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Pinboard (website), which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that the founder of Pinboard operates it by himself, although the website has 25,000 registered users? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Pinboard (website).You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|
Wow, where did ten years go...
Hi Dreamy, your name came up on my Watchlist and I thought to myself "I know that name". So I looked and was mildly amazed to see comments at the top of your page that I left over a decade ago. You were in high school then(!) I'm sure much has changed for you since then (duh!), so it's kind of cool to see that we are all still here, and still banging away at this absurd little project. Warm regards, Manning (talk) 10:39, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
- Cheers back. Re the user IDs, they were assigned in the order that we registered when Magnus turned on the new software in January 2002. He did this in the middle of the night (Australia time), which is why I'm only #100. (I managed to get #3 on meta though). All the best Manning (talk) 05:51, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!
Thank you for attending the second SF WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon
|Thank you for attending the second SF WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon|
|Hi Britta! Thank you for participating in the second WikiWomen's Edit-a-thon in SF this past weekend. Thanks for leading the initiative to merge Female entrepreneur and Women in business. I also see you've been working on the Etsy article! Thank you again - your energy and passion for open culture and tech is apparent in your contributions on Wikipedia and beyond. Sarah (talk) 19:14, 18 June 2012 (UTC)|
I recieved an email about your concern about spamming/promotion in my contributions. I appreciate your concern and would like to respond, but I am new to wikipedia- is this the appropriate place to respond? Or do I respond to Wikipedia's general email?
- Dreamyshade, are you guys corresponding Wikipedia concerns by email? If that is whats going on, I find it a cause of concern as it hinders transparency. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 06:47, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
- Nope, no emails. I responded to this comment on Absander's talk page with an explanation that Wikipedia discussion is best accomplished on public talk pages - see User talk:Absander#Concern about ConsumerLab links. Dreamyshade (talk) 07:03, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
reply to Afd
The purpose of Afd is to obtain consensus. Your defining of "recent" was rather arbitrary. As far as the Afds that didn't result in a deletion, but was instead, decided by consensus to not leave the article under question existing as a separate article but to mege into something else is not what I would consider "unsuccessful". Cantaloupe2 (talk) 02:55, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for responding! I agree that AFDs are for obtaining consensus, but if following Wikipedia:BEFORE discovers sources that clearly indicate notability, there's no need for a lengthy discussion. If you tried those Google searches and didn't find anything, that's useful information to include in the deletion nomination (I noticed that you've done that sometimes, but not consistently). I figured that a year was a good boundary for "recent", so I looked at all your AFDs in 2012 - I hope that seems fair. It's true that one is a merge, but that still leaves 10 unsuccessful AFDs compared to 4 successful AFDs. Dreamyshade (talk) 03:05, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
- I didn't realize that there's an expected passing rate and you fail to factor the comments. At least some were decided as keep but "marginal keep". The inferred allegation that my Afds are frivolous are perhaps founded if most of my Afd nominations resulted in "speedy keep" and/or each and every respondent said and provided argument that it is "notable". That isn't the case however. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 06:45, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
- My primary concern, as I believe I've tried to explain, is that some of these AFDs seem unnecessary since sources showing notability were easily findable by searching. I'm just hoping to encourage you to search a little more thoroughly before nominating. I agree that numbers on their own aren't significant. Dreamyshade (talk) 07:09, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
Nomination of Greenpois0n for deletion
The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Greenpois0n until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.
Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article.
I stumbled upon this article in the process of researching the matters surrounding jailbreak and noted that you've made a few contributions to it, so you're getting this notice. I've researched a bit more carefully this time, but it appears no dice on independent, credible and significant coverage on this particular software product. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 11:29, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for putting a good faith effort into looking for sources first. :) Dreamyshade (talk) 04:34, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
iClarified.com and ihackintosh.com
Although newbies may be delicious served with some Fava beans and a nice Chianti, taking a nibble is actively discouraged. as you did in this edit comment. WP:DNB (Undid revision 529237098 by 220.127.116.11 (talk) minor experiment/vandalism) This appears to be their first edit and accusation of vandalism is not WP:AGF Cantaloupe2 (talk) 18:19, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
- Good point, I hope that wouldn't discourage an interested contributor, but you never know. I just put a welcome message on their talk page. Dreamyshade (talk) 05:18, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
Lock, the key and the manner the key is presented
SHSH blob discussion here I've read through various references and have done my own research. So far I understand that the title above basically describes the functions of SHSH blob, though people over at WikiProjects Apple should know better than me, so I posted a question there. If I'm not completely misunderstanding the function, it does not appear to matter who/what hands the key to iTunes for authentication, whether be it a Java script running on a PC or purpose specific server such as iFish or Cydia that your company represent. I temporarily the prose where I felt the use of Cydia is not mandatory to talk page, so others can comment on it. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 03:51, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
- OK, I responded there. This is a specialized enough subject that we might not get many responses from other editors, but it'd be nice if we did. Dreamyshade (talk) 04:47, 4 January 2013 (UTC)
you might call it "strong personal interest" or I might call it "vested interest" being that you work for a small company that might not have a clearly defined set of tasks and I suspect maintaining good relationship with your boss is important. As someone else said in COIN discussion we had a while back, if you're able or not able to edit with true impartiality was questioned. The owner of SaurikIT left me a long claim of "personal allegation" on my talk page the other day. Here it is for your viewing linkCantaloupe2 (talk) 06:57, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
- My comment was just addressing the "vested interest" phrasing - it has negative connotations, implying that I have motivations other than the ones I've disclosed, and I wasn't sure whether you intended the negative connotations. I hope that we don't need to rehash the COIN conversation; I agree that I have a COI and should avoid editing these articles directly. Dreamyshade (talk) 08:10, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
- You say its "strong personal interest", and sometime into my involvement in these articles, the owner of SaurikIT came in and left a long message on my talk page, which seems to indicate he's closely watching the discussion or you maybe discussing the edit which can affect your impartiality. I see you have been following for a long time, topics that relate to your employer. Just an observation Cantaloupe2 (talk) 02:28, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
- He's also commented on the Cydia talk page to correct mistakes related to him - see Talk:Cydia#serious misrepresentation of Cydia and Telesphoreo :.28. As before, I agree that even if I do my best to be impartial, my COI gets in the way, so I have to follow the rules of being a COI editor. Yes, a long time - I also edited jailbreaking-related article before I started working for this company. :) Dreamyshade (talk) 02:36, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch for finding those references! For my own future benefit, do you do anything special to find them? Or is your Google-fu just better than mine? Qwyrxian (talk) 07:50, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
- You're welcome; it was great to see them get integrated into the article right away. I just search Google News archive, Google Scholar, and Google Books, and I look for the names of publishers that I recognize as reputable; in this case, I searched for the term "jelqing" since it's more common than "jelq". Dreamyshade (talk) 08:10, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Hey, i don't know how much attention you were paying on Talk:Mail Online, but i've started up User:Jenova20/Criticism of the Daily Mail and Mail Online. It would be useful if you wanted to lend a hand there at all. Currently i just intent to grab some resources to see what i have and what the sources support. There's gonna be lots of work to go around if you're bored and want to chip in. Thanks ツ Jenova20 (email) 15:56, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!
|The Citation Barnstar|
|Thank you for your help on the Demand Progress page. Probably wouldn't have noticed your notes on Aaron's page. Teststudent (talk) 03:04, 14 January 2013 (UTC)|
Any input on this?
Pi Kappa Alpha and all the back and forth going on right now. You couldn't possibly be one of their brothers, so that's perhaps something you can provide perfectly impartial opinion on. After this, I might get back to working on iOS related.Cantaloupe2 (talk) 02:21, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
- Heh, thanks for asking! Definitely no affiliation. That's a big project to evaluate, but I'll look at it and see what I can contribute. Dreamyshade (talk) 06:26, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Hey Britta! I'm glad you're brainstorming some ideas for the WikiWomen's Collaborative. I know that User:Heatherawalls was interested in writing some how-to articles for the blog. Perhaps you two would want to collaborate? Just throwing out an idea :) SarahStierch (talk) 05:58, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Hi there, Dreamyshade. Back in November you (correctly) identified a pattern of edits favorable to the company MicroStrategy by an editor ostensibly working on their behalf. Since that time, MicroStrategy has got in touch with me and asked me to look into the issue. I've read your roundup at COI/N from that time, and I agree with your observations there. Simply put, they just didn't know much about Wikipedia, and mistakes ensued.
As of now, the articles about MicroStrategy and its founder, Michael J. Saylor, are quite promotional, not particularly encyclopedic, carry appropriate warning tags, and would require substantial rewrites to address. Having discussed the issue with the company's communications team, they're perfectly happy to take the bad with the good and they would very much like for these to become proper encyclopedia articles.
On their behalf, I'd like to start doing that, and ask if you'd be interested in that process? I'll be researching and writing a better article for each, however because of my own paid COI, I would abstain from editing the mainspace entirely, and focus on preparing drafts for volunteer editors to review and implement over time. The MicroStrategy article I think is a teardown job, it just needs to be rethought completely, and the Saylor article is a bit better but not much.
If you're too busy to get involved, that's OK, I believe I'll be able to find other editors who can help. But I figured since you were the last editor to take serious interest, I'd do well to reach out to you first. Let me know when you have a moment. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 17:25, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for asking! It's very nice to hear that the company recognized its mistakes and wants to make things right. I'm willing to help with improvements, and it'd be great to see opinions from other neutral editors as well. I also recently noticed related edits from Special:Contributions/Rkrueger that were more conscious of the COI guidelines but should also be reviewed. Dreamyshade (talk) 18:56, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
- That's great! I'm familiar with Rkrueger as well, and I had actually given him some advice in the fall, which is where you'll see him (mostly) sticking to Talk pages. However, on these two articles, for as long as I'm engaged in the project for them, I will be the only representative for MicroStrategy. And I'd be very happy to have the input of other neutral editors. (If you were busy, WikiProject Software would have been one of my next stops.)
- If you don't mind, I'd like to float an idea about a near-term solution for the company profile. Right now, it's not only a complete mess, it's also a very long mess. MicroStrategy is eager to see the warning tags removed, but they are appropriate given the current content, and it could be months before an article of this length (4,000 words) could be fully rewritten. Perhaps instead it could be replaced with a much shorter (under 1,000 words) article that covered all of the bases, and it could be expanded from there. What do you think? WWB Too (Talk · COI) 21:25, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
- Would your idea be to propose a short draft that covers the company in a neutral way, or to suggest cutting down the article until I feel it no longer sounds like an ad? I just took a stab at removing the material sourced to press releases so that I could remove the "primary sources" tag at least, but it looks like fixing the advertising and COI issues would take a rewrite. Dreamyshade (talk) 07:47, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
- I agree that a rewrite is necessary to deal with the advertising and COI problems, whether it's an article at 800 words or 3800 words. Based on my research, there may well be enough third-party information to write a detailed article down the road, but I think an 800-word version covering the most important aspects of the company's history and operations in a neutral way would be a good place to start. We can certainly reach out to other editors on this, though if this sounds like a reasonable course, I can start work on a draft to post in my userspace for review. FYI, I'm traveling today, but I'll check in again when I can. Thanks! WWB Too (Talk · COI) 12:00, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
- Hi there, just a quick note to say: I've finished a draft, I've shared it with my cohort at MicroStrategy, and I think I'll have it ready to post in my userspace—much shorter, but still comprehensive enough, including the good and the bad—in the next couple of days. If you think there are any WikiProjects to notify at the same time, please let me know. More from me soon! Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 03:28, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Hi, i've taken some of your advice and added a compromise to the article. I've left prematurely at the end solely because it reads strangely with two "p" words straight after. Also i don't see the need for "standby" anyway, why can't we just leave it saying that they published articles prematurely? It's still saying pretty much the same thing? Please comment. Thanks ツ Jenova20 (email) 12:06, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for being willing to compromise! Let's talk about the wording on the article talk page instead of my talk page; I plan to look at this later today. Dreamyshade (talk) 17:11, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
About RfCU comment from Morphz0ne
Can you explain the prose "When User:M0rphzone added support ("he does not seem to an editor who edits with a purpose of reaching consensus" "brings up any form interaction or comment that seems to discredit and intimidate the editor he disagrees with"), Cantaloupe2 responded by pointing out an edit by M0rphzone that Cantaloupe2 considered problematic." ?
Please see User_talk:M0rphzone#ANI_case and have what he said there inclusive, so that its balanced. where he said "I'm not particularly interested, since I don't want to be involved in a dragged-out incident, and I'm currently involved in other projects. I don't agree with Cantaloupe2's editing methods, but he still adheres to most policy guidelines. I think some of the guidelines he violates or is close to violating are: edit warring, WP:BATTLE mentality, and violations of good faith" If community consensus is that i violated these, it would mean the contending side has as well for edit warring and battle to occur. Not assuming good faith appears mutual as well in some of the concerns that were raised. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 16:23, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
- My intent with that section is just to summarize the long ANI discussion for the convenience of RfCU readers, since the RfC instructions include recommendations to include context and minimize long reading assignments for outside participants. If you think it's an inaccurate summary of what was said at ANI, please let me know and I'll try to make it correspond more closely to what was said. This seems to be more of an issue with the contents of the discussion (with the fairness of what M0rphzone said), which would make sense to include in your response section. Dreamyshade (talk) 16:34, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
- Agreed - it's probably not healthy for it to be in draft space that long. It doesn't need to be complete or perfect - just needs to summarize the issue in a way that will help get other editors involved to do.... whatever they do at RFCUs. I don't really know how it works. CorporateM (Talk) 03:42, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Manulife Edit / Revision Review
Hi Dreamyshade -
I have replied to your comments, and updated the Manulife talk page with the additional sources you previously requested. Could you please review and implement the approved change requests for Manulife? (at bottom)
MicroStrategy draft ready
Well, this has taken rather longer than I initially expected it to, but I have finally posted a new MicroStrategy draft in my userspace, with categories and non-free logo disabled. The more I worked on it and received input from the company, the more it seemed that a longer draft would be necessary in order to cover the subject adequately. So, while my initial plan here was to get the article down to an 800-word version, what I've ended up with is a 1,300-word version that provides a fairly complete (and I believe non-promotional) overview of the company and its operations, while removing the problematic wording from the current version. In the interests of keeping things simple and making it easy for other editors to follow, I've posted a longer explanation of the new draft on the MicroStrategy Talk page. I'm looking forward to getting your feedback over there, if you're still interested and have the time available. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 16:25, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
- I don't believe I had clearly said this before, but I've also been working on a new draft for Michael J. Saylor as well, and I've just posted about it on that article's Talk page. I'm actually not asking you to evaluate this one; I think that would be asking too much of your time. However, I wanted to give you a heads up, and I plan to seek input from WP:BIOGRAPHY and elsewhere soon. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 17:46, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
- Cool! Taking a quick look, the structure of your MicroStrategy draft makes sense, and I'm glad to see that you converted lots of jargon into readable language. I'll review the details more closely and get back to you. I agree with asking other editors to review Michael J. Saylor also because I don't have much experience with BLP editing. Dreamyshade (talk) 09:09, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
- Hi again, Dreamyshade. Looks like you've been busy off-wiki most of the past week, and though there's no rush, I may seek out an editor with more time available, starting tomorrow. But I'd still very much appreciate your assistance, so let me know if you can help! Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 14:30, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
- Hello, I've just followed up again on Talk:MicroStrategy, linking my revised draft and explaining my new changes. Since you took my original draft in a slightly different direction, you may wish to consider changes section-by-section. I'm happy to talk through any questions about it, if you like. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 20:44, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
- Hey Dreamyshade, I wanted to check in with you and see if you've had a chance to review the revisions I proposed to the Microstrategy article? I haven't had any responses since I posted my updated version a week ago. Looking forward to your input when you have the time; I'm also reaching out to Qwyrxian about the same. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 18:46, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
- Hi again. It's been a couple of weeks since I posted my revised article draft, and but I haven't received any feedback on it. While I'm not in any big hurry, I think by tomorrow I will start looking for another editor who has some time available to look at this latest proposed version. That said, I welcome your input on that page at any time! Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 18:42, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
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Requesting Your Opinion
Hi DreamyShade- I am requesting your opinion on recent additions I made to the ConsumerLab.com page (June 4)which were deleted, since you are familiar with the page. I added a sentence about CL president Tod Cooperman speaking at an NIH conference, a sentence about CL testing procedures as outlined by the company, and test findings which were reported in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Despite having reputable, third party references for these additions - as recommended to me by previous editors - these have been deleted and characterized as "self-proclaimed notable by company's PR editor." I think the additions were quite relevant to the public interest, and , as I said, reported by reputable sources - and therefore in line with policy about content. Can you please take a look at my additions and let me know what you think? Thank you. Absander (talk) 12:40, 5 June 2013 (UTC)Absander
- Hello, I've replied to your talk page already. I'm not disputing the credibility of source. What I'm concerned with is coatracking developing in the direction of cherry picked sources into a section that is basically "us in the media!" which threatens neutrality interest when public relations representative gets to choose what goes onto a page about their company. This company has a long history of public relations campaign attempt; such as going to the page of each type of supplement and trying to tack on the presence of consumerlab.com for publicity. From an account that does not edit anything but something related to CL no less. There was also an incident with tampering with talk page by someone who wanted to remove something that put CL in unfavorable light. Cantaloupe2 (talk) 12:59, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Your user page
Hello, I found your user page while doing some wikiarchaeology. . I have restored all of its earliest surviving revisions from old copies of the Wikipedia database, so they are available to everyone now. Hope you don't mind. Graham87 13:10, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
Hi Dreamy. I just started working on the SAS (software) page, a major developer of enterprise analytics software, in a COI capacity. I know you have an interest in software articles and figured it might be an opportunity for us to collaborate and rope you back into the enjoyable experience of editing with civil and thoughtful editors. I hope we can keep you around! CorporateM (Talk) 00:46, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Inverter Compressor Article
Hello Dreammyshare, Thank you! I read the links you share with me on my talk page but I am a little bit lost about the inverter compressor article! I don't understand very well how can I do to improve the article and to discuss about it with a wikipedia contributor member! I created the article few mounths ago and wikipedia contributors think that this article is promotional. But I don't really agree with that. I am open to modify and remove some points, but according to me it is an error to delete the article! The goal is to create an instructive article regarding inverter technology.. Nobody did the article before. I just want to help internet user to understand this technology..
So I need your help,
Thank you very much!
Hello. I saw your great pictures of the Nashville area on Wikimedia Commons. Are you based there and if so could I suggest a few places to take pictures of please? Please reply on my talkpage.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:04, 1 November 2013 (UTC) OK...Are you located in an area where you could take pictures?Zigzig20s (talk) 21:18, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
I wouldn't mind bringing one or two of them up to GA, but was hoping to get a second opinion on a few things regarding what information should go on which article or if some things should be duplicated. For example, whether certification and training, user conferences, etc. should be on the software article or the company page.
user:Guy Macon, who was helping me and likes technical topics has no opinion and is busy in real-life. I'm uncertain as well (see post here) and was hoping you might have an interesting in pointing me in the right direction and I'll get to doing some grunt work investigating sources, coding content, etc.. CorporateM (Talk) 19:10, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
- Sure, I wrote a quick comment; I hope that's helpful. Dreamyshade (talk) 00:44, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
- Very much so. I wasn't really sure which way to go. I posted a short couple sentences on the Talk page along the lines of what you suggested of only briefly covering it on the Software page. I'd like to put it through the GA round if you have any thoughts on what else it still needs to be ready. CorporateM (Talk) 05:51, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
Hi! I recently wrote an article, Michele Colucci, on a notable female entrepreneur, and I would appreciate if you would please consider contributing to the ongoing discussion about possible deletion of this article. Thank you. --Vindeniträden (talk) 21:48, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
Glad to hear you appreciate the photos. I'm planning to finish off the handful of missing photos within the next week or two. Thanks for getting those photos in Eagle Rock; I always like to see more monument photos around here, National Register or otherwise. TheCatalyst31 Reaction•Creation 10:17, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
I want to upload a logo for my High School but it keeps getting deleted by Wikipedia commons for copyright issues. How can't I get around this? Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hallissy (talk • contribs) 28 June 2014
Hello. I see that you've blanked the redirect Saurik with an edit summary indicating that you attempted to delete the redirect. First, please be noted that blanking the page is not tantamount to a deletion. If you wish to delete the redirect, you should bring it up at WP:RFD. However, since the purpose of the redirect is assumed to be redirecting the reader to the topic which the redirect page is most closely linked with, I would advise against bringing it up at WP:RFD. In any case, I have restored the redirect following WP:BLANK. You can leave any messages on my talk page. KJ Discuss? 06:42, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
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I'm holding an edit-a-thon event at the University of San Francisco. I think you're helping out at the Kadist Foundation's event this year, but is there any chance you'd want to come to our event as well? I'd love for our students to be able to talk to an experienced Wikipedian. Our event is Friday March 6th from 10am-1pm. Thanks so much!