User talk:Mandruss

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Welcome[edit]

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If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me. Kierzek (talk) 23:47, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Nice job![edit]

Norman, Oklahoma main street, 1889 Nice job!
You've done some nice work on the articles you've contributed to so far! CaroleHenson (talk) 02:33, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Overwriting questions at the Teahouse[edit]

I have reverted your post to the Teahouse, because it over-wrote numerous questions. If you want your question answered you will have to re-post it. - Arjayay (talk) 08:59, 8 July 2014 (UTC) @Arjayay:

Thanks for rescuing me. So I tried again, being more careful, and it did pretty much the same thing. I'd post a Teahouse question about that, but, well ... Mandruss (talk) 09:59, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Mmmm not sure what is happening - How are you trying to edit the page? Are you clicking the big blue "Ask a question" button? or are you clicking the edit tab? - Arjayay (talk) 10:02, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
@Arjayay: The second time, I was very careful to click the big blue "Ask a question" button. Mandruss (talk) 10:04, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Both User:Yunshui and I have carried out test edits - they seem to be working without any over-writing - but the new post appears at the bottom, not the top of the page. Can I suggest you try again? - Arjayay (talk) 10:57, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
@Arjayay: Bingo and Eureka. Thanks. Mandruss (talk) 11:03, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Become a talk page stalker![edit]

Hello Mandruss! I don't believe I've had the pleasure of talking with you directly before, but I have seen you at several discussions, which is a very good way of getting the hang of how things work here at the Wikipedia. I read your discussion with Philg88 at his talk page on how to "get to know stuff". One way is to become a Wikipedia:Talk page stalker like me. It is a perfectly acceptable social behavior in an open community like this. Once you find an editor that you notice having things to say and advice to give, you add that user to your watchlist and when something new pops up you just read it. I'm also fairly new here and I've really learned a lot this way. There is even a userbox that you can hang on your user page if you want to "warn" others that you may be listening in: {{WP:TPS/userbox}} Face-smile.svg Best, - W.carter (talk) 10:32, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi W.carter, pleased to make your acquaintance. Thanks for the advice, and I'll start trying to work some TPS into my Wikidays. If I may ask, who are some of the more interesting people you stalk (aside from Philg88 of course)? Mandruss (talk) 10:43, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Hello again Mandruss. As a general rule any senior editor leaving good and intelligible advice at the Teahouse is worth stalking. (I cant't believe I'm writing a sentence like that! IRL that would be awful.^^) Here are some that I find useful to follow (pardon me if I don't write their names in brackets, shhh... stalker business...): User:Rhododendrites, User:Demiurge1000, User:Anne Delong, User:Crisco 1492, User:Yunshui, User:Technical 13. Good hunting! - W.carter (talk) 11:29, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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Hello, Mandruss. Your question has been answered at the Teahouse Q&A board. Feel free to reply there!
Please note that all old questions are archived. Message added by John from Idegon (talk) 16:36, 11 July 2014 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{teahouse talkback}} template.

Isla Vista[edit]

Hello Mandruss,

On the talk page discussion about removing the majors in Isla Vista. You asked me what I meant by 'i would have preferred a bold.' I meant that I would have preffered a bold edit i.e. removing them and then discussing them.

Thought I'd reply here, as the discussion on that page proceeded much further. PS. like talked about here: Wikipedia:Be_bold


Cheers,

- A Canadian Toker (talk) 19:21, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Oh ok, thanks for the explanation. Yeah, I generally agree, and that's what WP:BOLD says. In cases where (1) the edit stands a good chance of being contested, and (2) the edit is relatively large and/or complex (e.g., also involving changes to the reflist, as in this case), then I go with the talk-first approach. The reason is that edits can become un-undoable, and in that case such an edit would be somewhat time-consuming to revert. Out of consideration for my fellow man, I talk first. I like it when people show me the same consideration, so I appreciate that WWGB did that. Mandruss (talk) 19:29, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
@ACanadianToker: Note to self: Ping when appropriate, also out of consideration for your fellow man. Mandruss (talk) 23:57, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome[edit]

I can't comment per my topic ban, sorry. See the top of my Talk page. --Scalhotrod - Just your average banjo playing, drag racing, cowboy... (Talk) 19:28, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Gotcha, thanks. Mandruss (talk) 19:30, 21 July 2014 (UTC)