User talk:Matthew Desjardins

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Adoption[edit]

HI I'm Marx01 Tell me about it and I would like to offer you to be put into my adoption program. Leave a reply as to your decision below this message or on my talk page! I am especially interested since we seem to share interests! Happy Editing! Marx01 Tell me about it 02:33, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Great! Since you seem to have some experience on Wikipedia, I would like to know where you think your weaknesses are. That way I can set you up with a program to fit your needs. Also if you have any specific requests (not necessarily for articles [ex. Userpage modification] just ask! Marx01 Tell me about it 22:42, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't feel that I have a large weakness, I'm quite unfamiliar with a lot of the formatting, and have questions about it. I have seen inconsistencies between articles and the MoS, and also had some sets of questions regarding whether the MoS was just a guideline and the differences I saw are okay, or if the inconsistency should be corrected. In addition, I do feel like I need some help in determining reliability/notability; ie, how to determine if it meets those requirements
Coolio! I'll set you up with a personalized program page for anything you want me to address! YOur First task will be linking (basic I know but it's good practice) and then you should complete the test so I can narrow down some articles for you to work on. Also please reply on my talkpage, because I get back to you faster. I'll have you page set up within an hour! Marx01 Tell me about it 22:36, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Adoption Page[edit]

Here is your link. Have fun! Marx01 Tell me about it 22:59, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

The Test!!!![edit]

Thank you for completing that. I will make sure to assign you articles which interest you. Also just want to remind you that (since you are opinionated) to keep a neutral point of view on any articles regarding any of those issues (which I will assign you at times). Do not be angry, upset, or anything like that. I just don't want you to get any warnings (I don't expect you to whether I say this or not, you seem very good in that area). Also I will be "drilling" (not literally) you later on some MOS standards because you asked. And now for something completely different:

I'm a sophomore, so I may not understand the workload you have. In the case that you have too much schoolwork to complete a task, please do not log on! I've unfortunately gotten messed up with that; so I'm just warning you. Although Wikipedia is great, it is not as important as schoolwork. Just a little reminder! Thank you again! Marx01 Tell me about it 00:13, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

For completing the Optional Task[edit]

Since you completed an optional task, I will make you a userbox on anything you want! Just tell me what you want on it and I'll write it for you! Marx01 Tell me about it 23:47, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

I apologize I will give some more info I was in a big hurry and just wanted to give you that to work on. My bad! I'll write more but you can read the help page if you just want to get it done. Marx01 Tell me about it 23:56, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

A barnstar for your efforts![edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I award this barnstar to Matthew Desjardins for his enthusiastic work as an adoptee and for completing things he was not required to do, but which introduced him into some of the advanced workings of the wiki. Good job! Marx01 Tell me about it 18:15, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Re:Userbox[edit]

I will need to experiment a bit. I will have it to you by tomorrow.

Notes[edit]

I am sorry for abusing your time by not being attentive on the Wiki. I have been under the weather and and still not recovered. In case this ever happens again; feel free to roam around and make contributions if you are eagerly awaiting a task but I am not responding. I do have some notes as I look at some edit charts.

  • User:Matthew Desjardins: you are doing very well in editing articles. No complaints, keep up the good work!
  • User:Wedgiey1: You seem to have quite a few userpage edits, but I do not find that troublesome as most were for an article you developed, along with the adoption program.
  • User:Cpiral: I am becoming concerned with the number of edits you are making to your userpage, mainly because your number of edits to your userpage alone is larger than the number of edits to articles (172:100). I strongly (but not forcefully) recommend working on articles. This can range from Stub development to Copyediting to whatever you want to do.

I once again apologize for the recent break but I should be back in the swing of things sometime later in the week. Any questions post to my talk page so that I know you need help. I may not respond to queries on your talk pages, because I tend to be very forgetful when sick and may not check my watchlist.

--Marx01 Tell me about it 03:23, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Dead Link in H1N1 table.[edit]

I deleted your addition of the dead link. I've clicked on the link twice since you've added it and have reached the page successfully (and even edited New Hampshire's numbers). You may not have the latest Adobe Reader compatible with the page. Please don't add it again. CaninePitDog (talk) 22:30, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I wasn't exactly giving you a warning. I was just making you aware there was something wrong on some part of your end. Not sure why you weren't seeing it. I didn't want there to be some sort of edit clash! Thanks for your interest in the swine flu topics. Not many wish to help and many are abusers. CaninePitDog (talk) 23:40, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Rollback[edit]

Hi - I've added the flag for you. Please review WP:ROLLBACK and feel free to ask if you need any help. Pedro :  Chat  20:12, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much —Matthew Desjardins 20:18, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Congrats to our newest rollbacker![edit]

Congratulations on the rollback rights! I remember when I received them... ah so nice a feeling inside... Anyway I will soon be assigning you a task on that ( if you have already completed the last one) Anyway great job! I prefer Huggle personally but Twinkle is good too. Marx01 Tell me about it 00:45, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Huggle is very confusing at first, but ocne you get the hang of it it is easy to make near 20 page views a minute and 10 reverts (as far as I've ever gotten.) Twinkle is also good. Just use the one you feel the most comfortable with. Also no worries on the task; take your time. Thanks Marx01 Tell me about it 22:29, 30 September 2009 (UTC)


Barnstar of Reversion2.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For receiving rollback rights at an 'early age' and immediately using them in all the right ways. Marx01 Tell me about it 00:34, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Mumbai Airport mistake[edit]

Hi there. It seems that your revert was correct. Northwest and Delta as airlines have not merged yet so they still need to be listed seperately. Cheers! Snoozlepet (talk) 00:55, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thanks for reverting the 2 bits on vandalism on my user page - it's appreciated! -- PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 23:06, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

New ubox and top-icon for WikiGryphons[edit]

Spaceflight portals[edit]

Hello! As an member editor of one or more of the Spaceflight, Human spaceflight, Unmanned spaceflight, Timeline of spaceflight or Space colonisation WikiProjects, I'd like to draw to your attention a proposal I have made with regards to the future of the spaceflight-related portals, which can be found at Portal talk:Spaceflight#Portal merge. I'd very much appreciate any suggestions or feedback you'd be able to offer! Many thanks,

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BACKLOG OF THE WEEK Category:Pages with broken reference names[edit]

Hello - some editors fight off the vandal hordes, as I do repairing pages with citation errors. If I didn't - there would be a large backlog in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting and in Category:Pages with missing references list as in Category:Pages with broken reference names (more than 1500 yesterday). But it is impossible to work it alone. Do you know how to do a "Blitz" (excuse the comparision) to find willing editors to work on it. It is much more easier to repair references if you do it one hour, one day or one week ago after the errors were made instead of months and years after the error was done. Very, very difficult to find these errors.

Only with WikiBlame Search it is possible to find and repair such errors.

Best wishes --Frze > talk 08:48, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Backlog template made by User:TheJJJunk[edit]

Backlog status (Purge)
Category Current status
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Pages with broken reference names Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",".

Best wishes --Frze > talk 04:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

New REFBot[edit]

There is a suggestion on Wikipedia:Bot requests for a new REFBot working as DPL bot and BracketBot do. I beg politely for consideration. Please leave a comment if you wish. Thanks a lot in anticipation. -- Frze (talk · contribs) 04:16, 22 October 2013 (UTC)