User talk:Slightsmile

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Dinosaur Train[edit]

La Bolduc[edit]

newcomers turned off from Wikipedia[edit]

Alien abduction[edit]

I think I straightened out the messages after I had an edit conflict with you. Here they are as they now are on my user talk page:

The IP seems to be trying to make an article here but doesn't know the ropes. I wouldn't know how to help him/her and I'm packing it in for the day. Know any where he/she can get help making a stub? SlightSmile 02:39, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
The immediate problem would be the need for a source. All other persons listed in the article on Alien abduction have articles. Presumably, they have sources. The IP tried to add this name but I reverted due to lack of an article and lack of a source. I wonder from the attempt whether the IP is a non-English speaker or a rather young person. I will look quickly for a source. Otherwise, I will place a welcome template. There would no reason to spend further time on this. If this were a notable incident, alien abduction buffs might have put up an article by now. Donner60 (talk) 02:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. Thanks SlightSmile 03:00, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I found nothing about this on Google or High Beam. I think it is a hoax or a prank, possibly involving someone the IP knows. It should be deleted. Meanwhile, I left a welcome template - although I have second thoughts about that now. Donner60 (talk) 03:03, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
How did I not catch that! Really time to say good night. SlightSmile 03:12, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Easy enough to assume good faith. By the way administrator FreeRangeFrog already has deleted the page. Donner60 (talk) 03:18, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you so much for the barnstar! I didn't even notice it til today, I really appreciate it! Keep up the good work!

Baseball Watcher 18:36, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Baseball Watcher. It's good to meet you. SlightSmile 23:21, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for reverting the vandalism to my talk page. I think that it is proper to refer to a transgender person as the gender as of the time the statement covers. So currently in the case of Laverne Cox, that would be female. I suppose I could have got that wrong, or maybe it would have been debatable, if I had the wrong time period in her life. The response shows me I got it right. We could use "their", I guess. But I do not favor that usage if we know the person's gender. Donner60 (talk) 01:31, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

I wasn't aware of that dispute when I reverted the offensive post on your page. To be honest of all things in the world, that issue is so not a priority with me. If I was to give it any thought it would be: if someone wants to be a she then let them be a she. As far as encyclopedic accuracy is concerned, I think the readers will understand we're in a grey area here. I just spent more than five seconds on this story. SlightSmile 21:01, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your thoughts. It wasn't a priority with me, either. It just struck me as wrong when the edit popped up. I think I would have acceded to a reasonable explanation. Donner60 (talk) 07:38, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
You did exactly right though I have to admit more often than not I would have left it for someone else to fight it out. SlightSmile 16:30, 6 September 2014 (UTC)