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Some questions[edit]

What does it take to be a good editor? Are you a science nerd? What features make hurricanes interesting? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stan12398 (talkcontribs) 02:05, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Kinda a irrelevant question, but are you looking forward for the 2015 American Pan am games, held in Toronto, Canada? (Crack mayor is on leave) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stan12398 (talkcontribs) 02:20, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Then, (excuse my language) where the hell is the forum? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stan12398 (talkcontribs) 02:32, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

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Don't post rude edit summaries[edit]

I am not the one who placed the fatality count, but don't be rude. Dustin (talk) 03:27, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

@Dustin V. S.: That wasn't rude at all...—CycloneIsaac (Talk) 03:48, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
@CycloneIsaac: Yeah, it was. I would consider "Learn to count" to be a rude edit summary. The proper edit summary would have been something along the lines of "fixing death count" or something similar. It doesn't matter whether or not Yellow Evan was joking or something; on the internet, nobody can tell the difference. Dustin (talk) 03:51, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
I would not. I try to be a bit creative with edit summaries without trying to hurt. This is the primary reason why I put that edit summary down FTR. It wasn't directed towards him/her, so I don't get the big deal here. YE Pacific Hurricane 03:55, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
I didn't see that; still, you shouldn't talk like that to random IP editors. They don't know you, so may get the wrong impression. That's the main reason I brought this up. Dustin (talk) 03:59, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
It wasn't directly towards them though. It wasn't a personal attack. Don't be so sensitive :P YE Pacific Hurricane 04:02, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
All I am saying is I think you should have given your edit summary more thought, that's all. It makes it sound like you're calling people illiterate. In any case, I no longer see any point in continuing this discussion (at least for now). Dustin (talk) 04:10, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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On Hurricane Arthur...[edit]

On Hurricane Arthur, I must just say sorry if I appear to be aggressive or something. I just really don't like being reverted (at least when there isn't an edit summary) because I try to leave edit summaries on my reverts. I must also say that I do not understand what you meant here. By the way, on a different matter, what did you use to revert me? It said "Reverted edits by Dustin V. S.(talk) to last version by Cloudchased", which doesn't appear to be the same as regular undo or Twinkle. In any case, I am sorry if I come off in a bad way; that's a place I need to improve in. Thank you for leaving an edit summary that time, although I should have brought it up on the talk page first anyway. Dustin (talk) 22:19, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

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Happy birthday YE!—CycloneIsaac (Talk) 18:31, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

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Wikicup semifinalists interview request[edit]

As you may know, I write for the Signpost, basically Wikipedia's newsletter. I'd like to do a feature on the semifinalists, would you be willing to provide, say, 250 to 500 words saying: (1.) Why did you join the Wikicup? (2.) What you you hope to get out of it? and (3.) Which of your contributions to the Wikicup are your favourites?

Not quite sure how I'll order them - I'll probably make the ed17 decide, as, you know, Conflict of Interest: I am a semifinalist. I'd imagine point order or alphabetical or the like.

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Come on[edit]

I'm not going to template the regulars, but you know that you can't do this. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 22:25, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

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Hey...[edit]

...thanks alot for helping cut down the article. I am sorry if I have come off in a bad way; I might explain more later, but regardless, I thought I would say that I included those public advisories as they had the value in km/h (the discussions only have knots and mph), but if you don't think they are necessary, it's fine. I just thought I ought to say. Dustin (talk) 16:26, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

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We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

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Regarding Special:Diff/625867670...[edit]

...just FYI, at the time of that revision, it wasn't 0Z yet. I thought I would just point that out. I only really pointed this out because you undid my revision to update the times rather than just incrementing the date through a separate edit, so I wasn't sure if there might have been any confusion. Dustin (talk) 01:12, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

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WikiCup award[edit]

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The 2014 WikiCup champion is Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), who flew the flag of the Smithsonian Institution. This was Godot13's first WikiCup competition and, over the 10 months of the competition, he has produced (among other contributions) two featured lists and an incredible 292 featured pictures, including architectural photographs and scans of historical documents. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions), 2012 and 2013 WikiCup champion, came in second, having written a large number of biology-related articles. Scotland Casliber (submissions), WikiCup finalist every year since 2010, finished in third.

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Hey there! Yea, I've been fine. Just inundated with a lot of RL stuff (getting a new car, new computer, three musicals at once, and a general state of being burnt out. Leon-Eline did me in :P Don't consider this a retirement by any means, just a wikibreak til things settle down (which I'm guessing could be as soon as 2nd week of December). How have you been though? Hurricanehink mobile (talk) 15:57, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

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