"The Windows registry gives me hives."
THIS ARTICLE is a user page and is not encylopedia content.
Wikipedia User Level: sub-rookie.
Editorial: Examples of how Wikipedia works
Hope these behaviors aren't something I modeled. Do you see yourself in any of these examples?
- If you cite an example of a product or service in an article, someone will remove it and warn you that Wikipedia is not a platform for advertising. If you do not cite an example, someone will flag the article as lacking sources.
- Someone looked at a piece of art that I created and uploaded to illustrate an article. It took me about an hour to draw. By looking at it, the viewer determined the art was copyrighted by someone other than I and removed it from the article.
- Someone looked at a piece of art that I created and uploaded to illustrate an article. It took me about two hours to draw. It wasn't perfect but I had posted it for others to use and view under the GDFL. By looking at it, the viewer determined the art was uploaded for my personal gain rather than to illustrate a concept. The viewer removed it from the article.
- Later, a second person flagged the art work as orphaned and warned that "Wikipedia is not a personal web page." The art work was deleted. What's the user's incentive to upload more art?
- A user removed an image from a geographic location article because it lacked artistic merit. This left the article with no illustrations rather than a single illustration.
- Instead of deleting text, you write something better and replace, or append-to, the original stuff?
- Instead of deleting an image showing a geographic location, you fly or drive to the location to create a better one? Then you overwrite the marginal image with your high-quality one.
- You consider ethics, balance and motives before deleting information in an article. You want to delete a paragraph about a hazardous waste dump in an article about your community. Do you own a home in a community? Even though you don't like it, is the article factually correct? Could it be left in the article but worded better to reflect differing views?
- Instead of flagging an article, you fix the problem with it?
Contributed to articles including:
Community size rule of thumb: The smallest communities which are too small to be a stand-alone CDP usually start to gain identity with a fire station. Next they become a CDP. Following that, they get an elementary school.
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
- California Department of Transportation
- California Public Utilities Commission
Q. Why do these images look so bad? A. Most of them are scanned Polaroid prints shot with a US$30 camera.
California Aqueduct near mile 237.
Guide sign at the east extent of South Lake, California.
DVD and VHS jackets
Housekeeping: how I keep track of which ones have been uploaded...
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Image:RBase 4 manual cover.png
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Image:OS2 2.0 upgrade box.png
Image:PC-DOS 3.2 box jacket.png
Image:PC-DOS 4 getting started manual.png
Image:IBM PC-DOS 5 manual cover.png
Image:CA-Clipper 5.2 manual cover.png
Image:DESQview 386 v2.4 manual cover.png
Image:Novell DOS 7 manual cover.png
Image:Microsoft Project 4.1 box.png
Image:Miniprop version 3 manual cover.png
Image:Borland Delphi 3.jpg
Image:Access 1 1 cover.jpg
Image:Emergency Encounters cover.png
- Coldsore Canker.jpg
- CRISCO systems.jpg
- HP logo fun.jpg
- Blow chow house.jpg
- Soviet Electric grid 82.jpg
- US UTM Zones.png
- Sound: step-by-step call to busy. ( file info: )
- Sound: Example of a SelCall CCIR-format call. (file info )
- Sound: Two Quik Call I sequences. (file info )
- Sound: Collection calls answering machine messages to a wrong number from Tokai Credit, Wells Fargo Bank, Nordstom, Answerdata. (file info File:Collection calls typical examples.ogg)
- Sound: Three function tones used in remote control.(file info )
- Sound: push-to-talk ID using DTMF over two-way radio.. (file info )
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Worked to fill templates:
Template:Butte County, California (added unincorporated communities)
Template:Kern County, California (added unincorporated communities)
Template:Riverside County, California (added unincorporated communities)
Template:San Benito County, California (added unincorporated communities)
Template:San Diego County, California (added unincorporated communities)
Template:San Mateo County, California (added unincorporated communities)
Template:Santa Clara County (added unincorporated communities)