User talk:Ashanda

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Dan Beale-Cocks 17:06, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Column overflow errors[edit]

Ashanda, if you wouldn't mind, please take a screenshot of what these 30em overflow errors look like in your browser, upload to imgur or similar site, and send me a link. I'm not aware of anyone reporting this before, which is really unusual as 30em has become the de facto standard for columns on Wikipedia. Also, what operating system and browser/version are you using? Huntster (t @ c) 15:04, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

A picture's worth a thousand words, but they can be hard to read when they're too small
@Huntster: Thanks for your question. Here's a screenshot I uploaded of what these errors look like on the United States Constitution article. The 30em columns are only standard for small text, such as is used by the {{reflist}} template, in fact 30em columns can be used with {{divcol}} and not cause errors if its small=yes parameter is used. That is, in fact, the compromise solution I implemented on the US Constitution article last week when I got my first ever reversion of these columnation adjustments. However, unlike that other editor who never explained his objections, your own edit summary complained about the number of columns created in a wide screen format; using small text would likely have simply reproduced the same problem for you. Since this see also list is actually pretty short, I figured columns were silly in the first place and simply got rid of them.
As to my browser and OS, I'm using a native Android browser. But what I think really matters is that I'm viewing the pages in a narrow screen environment as opposed to your wide screen one. Over the many months I've been making these corrections, I've had other editors hit the Thank button a few times, so I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in getting these problems.
I've thought a few times of starting a discussion about removing selectable column widths from the various templates and making them simply 30em or 20em depending on the text size selected, but before this past week nobody had objected to my gnoming and fixing them one at a time, so the wiki-drama didn't seem worth the effort. Perhaps I'll reconsider starting such a discussion some time soon.
Thanks again for writing! Ashanda (talk) 15:52, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Interesting. Your use of the |small=yes is the first time I've seen it. I would definitely encourage you to head to Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)‎ and detail what you're seeing, as this is a significant display issue. I'm rather of the opinion that all such columnation should probably be stripped out of mobile browsers accessing the site, as they are pretty narrow to begin with. I'm sure it would be technically possible. Huntster (t @ c) 16:24, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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Correction[edit]

You left the following message for me:

"Hello, I'm Ashanda. I noticed that you made an edit concerning content related to a living person on Pau Gasol, but that you didn’t support your changes with a citation to a reliable source, so I removed it. Wikipedia has a strict policy concerning how we write about living people, so please help us keep such articles accurate. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you."

For the record, I did no such thing. The only work I've done on Wiki has related to one subject and it is/was not Pau Gasol. In fact, I haven't logged onto Wiki for several years.

mysticsmick

@Mysticsmick: Hello, and thanks for writing! I believe you are referring to this message which is referring to these edits. Please note that both the edits and the talk page message are associated with an IP address rather than a registered account. What most likely happened is that your internet service provider randomly assigned you the same IP address as that person used a year and a half ago. Then when you visited Wikipedia, you got the message intended for them before you could log into your own account. I'm sorry for any consternation the misunderstanding may have caused you. I hope to see you around Wikipedia! Have a great day. Ashanda (talk) 18:18, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Your access to AWB may be temporarily removed[edit]

Hello Ashanda! This message is to inform you that due to editing inactivity, your access to AutoWikiBrowser may be temporarily removed. If you do not resume editing within the next week, your username will be removed from the CheckPage. This is purely for routine maintenance and is not indicative of wrongdoing on your part. You may regain access at any time by simply requesting it at WP:PERM/AWB. Thank you! MusikBot II talk 01:35, 9 December 2016 (UTC)