User talk:voidxor

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Template:Original research section[edit]

I wanted to let you know that I've declined your move request here, not because it's improper, but because we probably ought to keep the history that would be deleted if I performed your move. I've requested help at WP:HD on preserving the history while performing your requested move, since you're right that it ought to be moved. Nyttend (talk) 02:01, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Nyttend! But to be clear, are you referring to the history of the redirect? Usually those aren't worth saving. Or are you referring to the history of {{Section OR}}? That shouldn't be a problem either because it will move to Template:Original research section once the redirect is nuked. Keep in mind the move I'm requesting is colloquially known as "reversing a redirect". – voidxor (talk | contrib) 05:02, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes, the history of Original research section. Most redirects' histories consist of creation, retargeting, vandalism, and other technical stuff that we don't need to keep. This one, however, was a separate template for a while, and we ought not get rid of it. WP:HD suggested just moving it to a subpage, so the old template's history is at Template talk:Original research section/Old, and I've moved {{Section OR}} to {{Original research section}} as you requested. Nyttend (talk) 22:23, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Yahoo![edit]

thank you for your edits on yahoo! but you should have a look at this.Thank you!
i am changing the capitalisation of templates aGain.
aGastya  ✉ let’s talk about it  :) 09:03, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

@Acagastya:, capitalization of templates is a matter of preference. My preference is consistency. Furthermore, all pages in the template namespace actually start with an uppercase letter (unless {{Lowercase title}} is used) and lowercase calls actually hit an implicit redirect to their uppercase counterparts. There is no need to match what is shown in the examples on the documentation pages.
Also, the |work= parameter in {{Cite web}} is deprecated and has been replaced with the |website= parameter. The latter makes it more clear that the intended argument is the domain name with CamelCase capitalization (e.g. Alexa.com). Please do not change |publisher= to |work= as if they are interchangeable. – voidxor (talk | contrib) 19:38, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Art+Feminism in the Kansas City Area[edit]

Join us for the fight for free and equal knowledge!

I want to invite you to two upcoming Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism meetups in the Kansas City Area, as part of Women's History Month. The first event will be on March 7 in Lawrence from 10:00am to 5PM and the second on March 28, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the Kansas City Public Library. Join us either digitally or physically for these events! Of course, like other Wikipedia events, editors are more than welcome to edit about topics of their own interest, but our hope is to help close the gender gap on Wikipedia! Join us for both these welcoming events! Sadads (talk) 01:32, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

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I plan to physically attend both events. Thanks for the notice. – voidxor (talk | contrib) 06:49, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Request your opinion[edit]

Hey I proposed a merger in Yahoo! and a few other articles, people are upset with me doing this and User:andyjsmith is proposing I be banned for 6 months since i am disrupting wikipedia with this view. if you would like to provide any feedback or thoughts you are welcome to in my Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents . If you don't want to or do not have time no worries. best of luck. Bryce Carmony (talk) 10:42, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Bryce Carmony, While I support the your proposed merger of Yahoo, I don't want to get involved with your situation on the noticeboard. I read a little bit about your history and looked at some of your edits and discussion. The take away is that you're a bit brash toward editors you disagree with, and it's getting you into trouble. Let me offer you some free advice, as an experienced Wikipedian:
  • Don't remove other editors' comments on talk pages, not even on your user talk page (even though policy allows you to). Other editors may take offense, and removing comments makes it appear like you have something to hide. Simply leave critical comments around so the world can see the immaturity or unprofessionalism of the person leaving them.
  • Don't use words like "harassment", "bullying", and "spam" lightly. Doing so in edit summaries or otherwise will really offend other editors. If somebody calls you a bad editor, that's criticism—not harassment. Examples of harassment would be calling somebody fat, gay, etc. By referring to criticism as harassment, you're escalating the whole situation.
  • Make smaller, less controversial edits for a few months to build a good reputation and demonstrate to other editors that they should have good faith in you and your proposals. Trying to solve world hunger (or in this case, merging all sub articles starting with "Criticism of..." into their parent articles) is going to be an uphill battle with little to no experience under your belt.
Here's an analogy that I hope will help: You move to a small town and quickly realize that the trees in the parks are infected with a fungus. So before establishing a reputation in the town, and without deferring to more experienced people like the local Parks Department, you take it upon yourself to fix the problem. Although boldness is often a desirable trait, there is a such thing as overdoing it, and your newfound habit of driving from one local park to the next with a chainsaw quickly garners the attention of the police. They accuse you of public vandalism, of which you are clearly innocent. So, you flip them off. Much to your surprise, they get ticked off and throw you in jail. You keep cursing the police out and flipping them off, and they keep throwing you in jail. Then, you act like you don't understand why they're throwing you in jail, so it becomes a huge federal case.
Now do you see the problem? Do you see how you can fix it? – voidxor (talk | contrib) 23:34, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
I appreciate your advice, I've been trying to deescalate the situation but it's been difficult. Wikipedia can be a bit of a mob sometimes. but I enjoy your analogy it was a good read and the breakdown of your adivce is all good. I plan on applying it. Bryce Carmony (talk) 01:04, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm glad I could help. Just remember not to let emotion get in the way of your professionalism. If you need to vent, I'd be glad to listen. Venting your frustration to a third-party is infinitely better than bottling it up and taking it out on the editors you're butting heads with, no matter how unfair they're being at the time.  ;-) Happy editing! – voidxor (talk | contrib) 03:20, 17 March 2015 (UTC)