User talk:P shadoh

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Welcome from Ioeth[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, P shadoh, 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 and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! Ioeth (talk contribs friendly) 15:48, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Ioeth. I've got some reading up to do! P shadoh (talk) 21:59, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages[edit]

Hello. Just wanted to drop you a friendly line about disambiguation pages. As per the style guideline for disambiguation pages, only the words being disambiguated get wikilinked, rather than our normal practice of linking all relevant terms. As such, I partially reverted your changes to the USS Enterprise disambiguation page. Please feel free to leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions. --Kralizec! (talk) 20:39, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

I see that now. Thanks for the information. Though, that article seems to change and grow rapidly and is hardly reminiscent of a disambiguation page anymore. Thanks for the information and the head's up. --P shadoh (talk) 20:43, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
If I may offer another friendly suggestion ... While you were quite understandably frustrated to see much of your hard work reverted away, your statement that "unless you or others convince me otherwise, I'm going to revert my changes back" gives me some pause. Many Wikipedia editors prefer to operate via the BOLD, revert, discuss cycle in order to build a consensus version on contentious topics. Obliquely stating that 'I am going to revert you unless ...' can lead to edit warring, 3RR violations, and other things than can see folks blocked or worse. I am not concerned that this particular issue would have gone that way, however many Wikipedia editors get fired up about the merest of perceived threats, and such a point-blank statement could work like waving a muleta in front of a bull. As I said before, this is just a friendly request to use careful phrasing; please feel free to take or leave my advice at your discretion. Thanks, Kralizec! (talk) 21:36, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
Point taken. As you empathically suggested, I was just frustarted because I had spent some 30 or 40 minutes researching all of the articles to find the proper names so they could be linked properly, and then not 5 minutes later, I found that someone swiftly wiped them out in an instant. My response was a case of reacting without thinking it through first. In any case, thanks for your concern and your advice. --P shadoh (talk) 16:26, 22 February 2008 (UTC)