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Hello, -DjD-, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} after the question on your talk page. Again, welcome!  Natalie 02:59, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Not a problem! Natalie 03:08, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Your username change request[edit]

Please see the comments that have been left on your username change requests (here). --NickContact/Contribs 03:38, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes, you are allowed to change your request, however editing the links created by the template may cause them to not work. If you would, just make a note below my notes that you wish to amend your request, citing the new name you'd like to use, and I will go ahead and change the template accordingly. --NickContact/Contribs 04:00, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Your request has been processed and you are now -DjD-. I suggest that you move your user and talk page to User:-DjD- and User talk:-DjD-, respectively. First, however, you will need to get those two pages deleted because you cannot move a page over an existing page, and the pages were automatically created during the rename process. Simply add {{db-userreq}} to the top of each of those pages and wait for them to be deleted. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me. --NickContact/Contribs 18:45, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks much. Learning the ropes bit by bit! :) -DjD- 12:59, 7 April 2007 (UTC)


Hi! I'd be happy to help you in any ways I can - I'm a reasonably experienced Wikipedian - about 6,000 edits and a couple of featured articles under by belt. If you have any burning questions or need for advice, you can leave messages for me on my talk page or you can email me at <>. I visit Wikipedia most days - although I'm going to be out of town much of next week - so there may be a day or two when I won't be around. I'll take a look through your recent contributions and see whether there is any instant advice I can come up with.

I see a lot of messy confusion over your username change. We need to get that straightened out, pronto, because Wikipedians generally don't like people to have more than one username - it's called "sock puppetry" and it makes people suspicious of your intentions. So pick a name - stick with it - don't ever use the other name again and don't ever change it again!

What are your main areas of interest? I see you've contributed some stuff related to Dublin and started an article about Cúram Software, and as User:Blckdmnd99, you edited quite a few different articles - I don't see any obviously common theme to your interests!

SteveBaker 14:53, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi Steve! Awesome and thanks first of all! You're right about my name change having been a bit messy, but it seems to be about completed now. For some reason I thought it'd be as simple as 'moving' my userpage to the new name but that proved to be wishful thinking! Nick's steered me in the right direction though. The articles on the DjD acct weren't me. I've been blckdmnd99 for years, but mostly just started editing recently. When I just moved my user page to User:DjD, it let me do it since that person had never actually created the page. All my edits have been under user:blckdmnd99 and now user:-DjD-.
Anywho! As for interests I've been tempted to get involved w/ either Wikipedia:WikiProject_New_York_City or Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chemistry but have mostly been making contributions when I happen on an article that could use some tidying up (eg, Borgata). -DjD- 13:17, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah - it's always useful to have people who get in and tidy articles that are in need - that's mostly what I do. Check out Wikipedia:WikiGnome! Your contributions thus far seem pretty reasonable - so in what way can I help? SteveBaker 15:42, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
I suppose nothing in particular at the moment, just nice to have a place to go to when questions come up. The biggest thing I'm trying to learn is the wiki-etiquete. What changes you can just make and which ones you should discuss first. When to just revert and when to get consensus first... things like that. If a particular example comes up I'll be sure to ask. Thanks! :) -DjD- 16:01, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
OK! I'm here for you! About consensus:
  • Short answer: Wikipedia:Be bold in updating pages.
  • Longer answer: In general, the Wikipedia directive to "be bold" suggests that you should just go ahead and make your change - no need to discuss. The problem with that is that your edit might get reverted by someone else who disagrees with it (and who is also being bold)! OK - so how just how serious is that? If you spent an awful lot of effort on the change and the consensus is that you shouldn't have done it then you just wasted an enormous amount of work for no benefit. So it would perhaps have been better to discuss it first...not so much for the benefit of the community - but purely for your own benefit. The other time to get consensus is needed is when adding something is going to cause an enormous series of revert wars and general upset. It's worth discussing it first so that the series of to-and-fro debates happen in the talk page - and not in the face of our readership.
When it comes to reverts - always, always revert vandalism and obvious misinformation and terrible grammar - revert those without discussion just as soon as you see them - say why in the edit summary. For other stuff, I'll generally be bold and just revert stuff I don't like - I'm always careful to put at least a full sentence of explanation in the Edit Summary field - and if the person who put the change in is an established editor of this article then I'll probably put an explanation in the talk page and add "See Talk!" into the Edit summary...I might even leave them a note on their talk page. Now, it's important to say that all of that advice is for a 'first reversion'. If the person puts the edit back in again, then unless it's blatent vandalism, I'll ALWAYS take it to a discussion on the talk page...whether I'll re-revert depends on how passionately I believe they are wrong! If I know they are wrong - and can prove it - then I'll revert and explain at length in talk - if I'm unsure of my ground then I won't revert and I'll ask to discuss it on talk so I can find out why the other guy thinks I'm wrong. Beware always of the Three Revert Rule...violation of that can get you a ban from Wikipedia for 24 hours or more...don't do that!!
When people revert my doesn't happen often - but it happens. You've gotta take that on a case-by-case basis. If this is a common problem for you, let's discuss it again the next time it happens so we can talk specifics.
I hope all of this rambling helps - and remember, it's just my advice - I'm not quoting a Wikipedia rule or anything.
SteveBaker 17:19, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Great advice! I'm sure it will all make better sense as I run into some of these situations in the near future. Thanks for the advice though I think it will help! -DjD- 21:14, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
There is something odd going on with your signature by the way. It's coming up as a red link because your signature says you are 'User:-DJD-'...not 'User:DJD' - you might want to read Wikipedia:Signatures - especially the section on customising your signature. I think you have a 'gone wrong' customised sig with '-' signes where they shouldn't be. I'm not an expert on this (I have a very naive attitude to sigs! I use my real name and no imagination at all!). I can research the problem further if you can't figure it out yourself. SteveBaker 17:27, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Good eye Steve. I just had to move my userpage from User:DjD to the new name. Note that I never was officially DjD... I had just moved my User:Blckdmnd99 -> User:DjD without understanding WP:CHU. I think we're straight now though! My username has officially been changed from Blckdmnd99 -> -DjD- and my userpages are now in the right spot (Blckdmnd99 -> DjD -> -DjD-). I hope that makes some sense. I think my identity crisis is over. -DjD- 21:14, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
Awesome. I love the user-boxes - lots of interesting stuff there. I'm also a fan of the Wii - it's a fun toy. The RayMan game was a lot of fun - my son and I finished it in two evenings (two very L-O-N-G evenings!). I'm an amateur games writer (hopefully going pro very soon now) - I'm currently writing for the Nintendo DS...I hope to be moving to the Wii later when others have figured out how to get amateur games software onto the thing. SteveBaker 15:35, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Cool Steve. I'll have to check out RayMan. I've heard good things about it but have never played the series before. Haven't had a console since N64 but the Wii was compelling. :) A good buddy of mine loves his DS and is looking forward to some Wii / DS compatibility. It will be great to see what comes out in the next 6 months or so. All I want is some iTunes / Wii integration! -DjD- 17:16, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Hi! I hadn't heard from you for a while - so I thought I'd check in and see how things are going. Looks like you are doing great stuff to Periodic table articles - good work! I noticed you reverted a vandalism of Borgata by some anonymous editor. When you do that, you should probably go to their talk page and add a {{subst:test1|Borgota}} so that they are warned not to do this again. If they do, escalate to test2, test3 then test4 and at test4, report them to the admins. It doesn't always do much good - but once in a while, a sharp rebuke scares them off. There is a complete list of these warnings here. Let me know if there is anything I can help with! SteveBaker 03:51, 22 April 2007 (UTC)
Cool Steve, thanks. :) I'm glad to be getting my feet wet finally. Thanks for the feedback and tips... haven't found as much time as I'd like (or as much interest) in the Periodic Table article yet, but we will see. :) -DjD- 12:43, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks (37signals message)[edit]

Thanks for your message on my talk page, and thanks too for your contributions. And yeah, I think its a great article too. --J. Atkins (talk | contribs) 16:01, 19 May 2007 (UTC)


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For your long impartial contributions to 37signals. J. Atkins (talk | contribs) 07:22, 29 May 2007 (UTC)


It's been a while since we chatted - from your edit history, it looks like you're a mainstream and successful editor now - so I doubt there is much to be benefitted from maintaining you as an adoptee. So I'm going to award you...

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Congratulations on managing to survive Wikipedia for long enough to get good at it! SteveBaker 19:33, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

...and, of course your graduation certificate:

Feel free to chat anytime you need help in the future. SteveBaker 19:33, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Steve. I haven't been on as much as I would like lately... End of the year is flying by. :)

-DjD- 14:16, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

NYC Meetup: June 1, 2008[edit]

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In the afternoon, we will hold a session dedicated to meta:Wikimedia New York City activities, elect a board of directors, and hold salon-style group discussions on Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects (see the last meeting's minutes).

We'll also review our recent Wikipedia Takes Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wiki Week bonanza, being planned with Columbia University students for September or October.

In the evening, we'll share dinner and chat at a local restaurant, and (weather permitting) hold a late-night astronomy event at Columbia's telescopes.

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NYC Meetup: You are invited![edit]

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We'll also review our recent Wikis Take Manhattan event, and make preparations for our exciting successor Wikipedia Loves Art! bonanza, being planned with the Brooklyn Museum for February.

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You're invited![edit]

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We'll make preparations for our exciting museum photography Wikipedia Loves Art! February bonanza (on Flickr, on Facebook) with Shelley from the Brooklyn Museum and Alex from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

We'll also be collecting folks to join our little Wikipedia Takes the Subway adventure which will be held the day after the meeting.

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Request to participate in University of Washington survey on tool to quickly understand Wikipedians’ reputations[edit]

Hello. I'm part of a research group at the University of Washington. In April, we met with some local Wikipedians to learn what they would like to know about other editors’ history and activities (within Wikipedia) when interacting with them on talk pages. The goal of those sessions was to gather feedback to help design an embedded application that could quickly communicate useful information about other Wikipedians. We have now created a few images that we feel represent some of what our participants thought was important. We would appreciate it if you took a few minutes of your time to complete an online survey that investigates whether or not these images would be useful to you. Your quick contribution would be very valuable to our research group and ultimately to Wikipedia. (When finished, the code for this application will be given over to the Wikipedia community to use and/or adjust as they see fit.)

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Proposed deletion of Museum District, Dublin, Ireland[edit]

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