User talk:Optimom

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A belated welcome![edit]

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Here's wishing you a belated welcome to Wikipedia, Optimom. I see that you've already been around a while and wanted to thank you for your contributions. Though you seem to have been successful in finding your way around, you may benefit from following some of the links below, which help editors get the most out of Wikipedia:

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Again, welcome! — alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 22:45, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

Hi, welcome to Wikipedia. Please do be sure to give clear edit summaries explaining the rationale behind your changes. We only roll back or undo edits without explanation if there has been clear vandalism. Reverting good faith edits or edits you do not agree with needs a summary to help the editor and the rest of us understand what's happening. Thanks Span (talk) 22:09, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

I think you are a valued Wikipedian as you contribute here. We aim to do the best we can. Happy editing. Span (talk) 22:21, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
If you have any questions or need any help, just drop me a line here on my talk page (like you did before). It can sometimes take a little while to find your way around Wikipedia. I'm very happy to help out. Best wishes Span (talk) 23:31, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Your reversion of the Gary Snyder article[edit]

Hi, Optimom. Just curious why you reverted my alterations to the Gary Snyder article.

My changes weren't vandalism. A look at the range of books Snyder has written through the years (many of them collections of essays and public talks), or better yet a reading of his work (or a look at one of the C.V.s you can find for Snyder online) should confirm that he's been a social commentator. Snyder is a writer and a talker – poetry being one dimension of the writing he's done.

Gary Snyder's environmental activism, his travel writings, and his critique of the goals and life patterns of modern industrialized socieites all establish him as more than simply a poet. His poetry has won him most (but not all) of his laurels — so I'd left in mention about being "best known as a poet".

Please let me know your thoughts in this. Thanks.Joel Russ (talk) 22:19, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

You wrote to me:"I thought the wording was strange for the lead paragraph. I'm new here, so my undo might have been a mistake. Feel free to undo it if you feel that my change did not improve it. Perhaps I should lurk more before editing. Optimom (talk) 22:24, 18 May 2013 (UTC)"
Okay, I understand. Why don't you make a suggestion for the wording. Maybe between the two of us we can come up with a resolution - something better than the old edit that you re-instated, and better than the wording I had.Joel Russ (talk) 23:07, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
See this typical definition of the term http://www.thefreedictionary.com/man+of+letters
I'll change the intro back to my edit. Maybe someone will alter the intro somehow to use better language while still including the larger compass of Mr. Snyder's work.Joel Russ (talk) 23:59, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

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I noticed this and took care of it. I hope you don't mind. — alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 13:30, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Nice userbox![edit]

Well, it is!— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 18:23, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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