User talk:NorthCoastReader

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, NorthCoastReader, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Wikih101 (talk) 02:41, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

In response to your feedback[edit]

Thank you, and that would make you a wikignome...and everybody seems to dislike edit-ears, still they happen. Cheers.

Lectonar (talk) 06:49, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

 

Thank you for the compliment! I appreciate the feedback very much.

NorthCoastReader (talk) 00:44, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

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Request for assistance.[edit]

Ever since I first started editing WP, at the bottom of the edit box there have been a set of tools which I could use, if I so chose, in the process of editing (like the clickable set of "ref tags") and a bunch of other symbols I could click on. This feature still appears when I click "Edit" on an article or on My sandbox and the edit page starts to load, but once loading is complete this tool or set of tools disappear(s). This toolset also appears briefly when I click the "Show preview" button to check/proofread the changes I have made.

I have checked the appropriate setting in the My preferences section. I un-checked and re-checked a box and, just for giggles, instructed the site to restore all defaults (which I hadn't altered anyway). I am unaware of anything else I might have done (or clicked on) to either hide or delete this feature and I have not found anything on any edit page which suggests itself as something I could use to get this feature back. I also purged my browser's cache and removed all cookies. Does anybody have a clue?

Note: I regret that the hour is late and I must log off. I will also concede that this is not an urgent matter so that one who is able to offer assistance may not hear back from me until tomorrow at the earliest. I apologize, in advance, for the delay. NorthCoastReader (talk) 00:41, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Don't worry—it's not just you (not by a long shot). Wikipedia is making some changes (as of last week) to the editing interface, and that's one of the problems they accidentally generated. What's worked for most people to fix this is going into your preferences, and under the editing tab, under "Usability features," uncheck "Enable enhanced editing toolbar." If that doesn't work, ask again, please! DoriTalkContribs 05:54, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks so much for your response and even more for a workaround filled with crunchy goodness (not only did I get a return of the stuff at the bottom of the edit box, I got a fancy new toolbar at the top)! It works great!! I had considered the possibility that the code-wranglers ("wrangler" in the sense of one who looks after and tends to the code on the website) were working on something but I didn't know enough about possibilities to say anything in my original post.
Will this be the end of the matter or will there be a need at some point for me to further tweak the settings? Or is that something which hasn't been determined? Just curious... Again, thank you!  :-) NorthCoastReader (talk) 00:26, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg You're welcome!. Given that the initial problem you (and me, and others) ran into wasn't expected, it's hard to say what might happen in the future. If you do run into another "enhancement" you have trouble with, take a look at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical), which is where most of this stuff gets discussed. DoriTalkContribs 20:05, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Question concerning educational project supported by Wikipedia Ambassador Program[edit]

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An article of interest to me, Stouffer's, was either created or heavily modified as part of an educational project in cooperation with the Wikipedia Ambassador Program. The article is in need of some attention by an editor. Is it considered proper for an editor to provide whatever assistance she/he can in the way one would ordinarily provide such assistance (i.e., "boldly")? Or is it considered more proper that the editor should limit him/her-self to providing feedback to the project or the project's faculty adviser? Thanks! NorthCoastReader (talk) 04:25, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Yes, go ahead feel free to work on the desired article as you normally would. The WEP is designed to help students learn to use Wikipedia, while providing opportunities for professors to utilize the encyclopedia as a teaching tool. This process includes learning to work with others in a collaborative environment. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me. Cindy(talk to me) 08:45, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

The News-Herald URLs[edit]

I have replied. Mapsax (talk) 11:58, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Question about new "undo | thank" feature[edit]

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Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh!!!1!

I have seen the recently deployed undo | thank feature as associated with contributions of many editors. My contributions don't show this feature and I'm starting to feel a bit left out. I have cleared cookies. I have cleared cache. I've been through Preferences a number of times looking for boxes or buttons to click or clear. The only thing I have not yet done is engage in the kind of counter-intuitive reverse clearing or checking I had to do with the new and improved toolbar above the edit box (because I am clueless about which button or box I need to counter-intuitively clear or click). I tried to look for answers at the Teahouse, as well, and came up empty. The only thing I have not done is engage in the complicated testing process (which involves setting up a separate account [for testing only - not sock-puppetry]). Is there a solution or must I engage in the testing process?

Go to preferences.
Go to appearance.
Go to advanced options.
Uncheck "Exclude me from feature experiments." I dream of horses @ 04:10, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your response to my question. I regret, however, that I have tried what you suggested as on of my efforts prior to my requesting help here. The box you reference never was checked (default). I even tried checking and it and saving, going to see if that worked (the whole counter-intuitive thing I mentioned, above), then coming back, un-checking and saving to see if perhaps doing that could knock some rust off the ol' mechanism. Did not work. I am stumped. NorthCoastReader (talk) 04:26, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Are you trying to thank yourself? I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 05:17, 11 June 2013 (UTC)