User talk:Bettinakatz

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Please do not blank pages[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent contribution removed content from Herd mentality. Please be careful when editing pages and do not remove content from Wikipedia without a good reason, which should be specified in the edit summary. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you would like to experiment again, please use the sandbox. Thank you. - CobaltBlueTony 18:04, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Your question on the Reference Desk[edit]

Re:Ref desk. You can just place a {{db-self}} tag on the page. Hope this helps. The Evil Spartan 19:40, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

The question should have been posed at the Wikipedia:Help desk. Your description of the situation was not quite accurate. There is and used to be an article Herd behavior, and a redirect page Herd mentality (with a lower-case "m"). Then you created a new article Herd Mentality (with an upper-case "M", which goes against our conventions: see Wikipedia:Naming conventions#Lowercase second and subsequent words in titles). That latter article was replaced by another editor by a redirect to Herd behavior – not obviously an unreasonable thing to do, especially in light of the existing Herd mentality redirect page. Then you blanked the page (usually not a good idea), whereupon that change was reverted (a reasonable action). I don't see that the talk page of the other editor instructs you to use e-mail for contact. The advantage of using regular talk pages is that other editors can follow the discussion and weigh in with further arguments. The editor does write on their talk page: "This user is busy in real life and may not respond swiftly to queries." I don't know when you sent the e-mail, but probably about one hour before you posted here, since that is when your blanking was reverted. Allow the person some time to respond.  --Lambiam 19:51, 26 September 2007

Give the guy a break. He's a new editor, and blanking pages is common for new users who don't know the policy. He was trying to get it deleted. The Evil Spartan 17:28, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Using wiki markup[edit]

I've fixed the numerous problems with the wiki markup at Herd mentality.

  • There is rarely a need to use <br />, and the way in which you use it interferes with the regular wiki markup.
    • For a section title, just put ==My title== on one line by itself.
    • To offset one paragraph from the next, leave one blank line in between.
    • For lists, as in "See also" and "References" sections, put each item on a line by itself with an asterisk in front to get a bulleted list.
  • In article names and section titles, capitalize only the first word, and use a singular form if possible. Apart for the first letter, links are case-sensitive and do not automatically resolve plural referents to a singular form. So if there is an article Change agent, then the forms Change Agent, Change Agents and Change agents can still be red links. However, if you write, for example: [[change agent]]s, it is displayed as: change agents.

Please fix the other articles you have created accordingly.  --Lambiam 10:56, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Image:Early_Adopters.pdf listed for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:HerdMentality.pdf[edit]

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