User talk:Bacrito

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Management cybernetics[edit]

After you request I had a look at the page and posted a message to User talk:Mdd#Management cybernetics. --PBS (talk) 15:52, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Systems science[edit]

Where is it copied from? Fences&Windows 17:22, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

possibly from multiple sources. I listed one in the talk section; I'm having trouble with that tag, and there is probably a better one I could have used. By all means remove it if you feel it's appropriate: but I can guarantee to you the page contains egregious violations. If you know of specific material that is not infringing, and would like to rescue the article, please do so. But I should warn you that the editor who removed some material just before I put that tag on, should have removed much more (he copied and pasted the copyvios there to begin with.)

If there's savable stuff that can be merged with existing articles, perhaps that's an option. Thanks for asking; sorry I screwed up the tag. Bacrito (talk) 17:30, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

The page was a bit of a mess, so I'm not sorry to see it go, and the fact that it was created by dumping in paragraphs explains why it wasn't any good. Perhaps it should be reduced to a stub to let it grow again without infringing material. Since I asked I've seen that you've been dealing with a lot of copyvio from a single editor who really should have known better. Fences&Windows 23:56, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

help on templates, requiring prior help on the help templates, evidently[edit]

Here's one of those cases where either it's hard to decide between irony or aptness, as descriptive nouns ....

{{helpme}} Looking at the sandbox(es) for templates. Confused about templates, and what they're intended for, for an ordinary editor. Do I create templates there for use on my user pages, are they used (should they be used?) to make templates for use in topic talk pages, or other users' pages? (not something I would want to do anytime soon.) And if I decide to experiment with them in the sandbox, how do I actually create the template in my user space -- do I make a page specifically for storing templates? finally, are templates used to create the "info messages" (I don't know what they're called, but they have the blue circle with an i in it, and people tend to make liberal (over liberal?) use of them.) It's hard to tell sometimes which ones are standard, and which customized. Guidance would be appreciated. Bacrito (talk) 13:17, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Yo, Bacrito. First things first, templates are standardised pages intended for common use on other pages. There are hundreds of pages requiring some of the same information (articles on anarchism need links to other articles on anarchism, which is done through the footer template {{anarchism}}), and it does not make sense to reinvent the wheel in each specific instance, and then have to change hundreds of pages when something needs improving rather than one page.
There is a Template: namespace, and a User: namespace, and templates for use in articles, article talkpages and project pages, such as {{merge}}, {{talkheader}}, and {{fishing}} are kept in the Template: namespace. Personal sandboxes, such as User:Skomorokh/Ramor, as well as templates intended for userspace like User:UBX/User /b/tard (a userbox) are generally kept in the User: namespace.
Anything you want to create experimentally you should create in a subpage of your userpage, e.g. User:Bacrito/sandbox. If you want to experiment with an existing template, you can do so in its sandbox; for example {{infobox actor}} has a sandbox at Template:Infobox actor/sandbox. You can put a template on a page (a process called [[WP:TRANSCLUSION|transclusion) by writing the name of the template in between two curly brackets like this: {{template name}}.
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "info messages", but I think you're referring to things like {{Translation request}}, they all get their blue logo with the i in it from the template {{notice}} (which has instructions). You can find out which templates are standardised by viewing the source code and seeing if they themselves use meta-templates like {{notice}} or {{ambox}}. Hope this helps, and just stick up another {{helpme}} if you want further assistance. Regards,  Skomorokh, barbarian  14:08, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
OK! Great help from Skomorokh. Heh, posting remotely to IRC (which I didn't even know I was doing when I used that tag) worked out very nicely. Thanks Skomorokh. Very thorough, very helpful. Much appreciated. Bacrito (talk) 14:20, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
De nada. Feel free to pop in to #wikipedia-en-help if you ever want immediate assistance. Joyous editing!  Skomorokh, barbarian  14:43, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

worth reading[edit]

The "barbarian" part of Skomorokh's name there leads to a marvelous illuminating essay. The original French version of which can be found here [1] All this stuff gets way too "meta" for me.

I sound like a wordy old fart in the comment I left on that page, but what the hell.

on the wikipedia page, that is. Not on the French page. I wish I were a wordy old fart in French.

Bacrito (talk) 19:53, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Bacrito[edit]

Thanks for stopping bye! Sir Floyd (talk) 09:42, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

Hello, Bacrito.

You are invited to join WikiProject Cleanup, a WikiProject and resource for Wikipedia cleanup listings, information and discussion.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 22:52, 1 March 2012 (UTC)