User talk:Duga3

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Ownership of articles and work in progress[edit]

You've been doing a great job improving Vehicle, but please read Wikipedia:Ownership of articles.

It's not OK to ask other editors to leave a page alone. Every editor has -- at all times -- as much right as you to try to improve an article. Wikipedia is live and readers looking to learn things find live pages and read them. If you leave a page in a poor state because you're not finished with it, you've done a disservice to the reader. It isn't necessary to work like that. If an editor comes along and sees an empty section or some other unfinished work, they should feel free to delete it or otherwise fix it. Doing so helps the next person who reads the article, and that's the point of Wikipedia.

Please read Wikipedia:Subpages. You can create a subpage of your own, by going to User talk:Duga3/whatever and creating a sub-talk page outside of the article namespace. Or go to Talk:Vehicle/Workpage and create a workpage under the talk page of the article. You are free to work out your edits and save your work until the next day or the next week or whatever, without leaving the real article in a poor state. Then when you're ready, merge your changes into the article. When you're done with the workpage, blank it or tag it with {{db-g7}} and an admin will delete it.

I don't think this edit was that bad, but if it's not ready for prime time, use a workpage. And please don't tell other editors it's yours and hands off. Thanks! --Dennis Bratland (talk) 02:22, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Ah yes, yesterday I was told with 1 minute's notice that the power was going out. I think the article panic says it all: "...sensation of fear which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking..." Well, I was saving all my work and I saw my vehicle edit page open so I followed my instincts; when I got the feeling I shouldn't say that I pressed the stop loading button but it was too late - power was dead. Anyway long story short thank you for your explanation and I'll refrain from such unnecessarily presumptuous comments.Duga3 (talk) 13:46, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!