User talk:ErdoSa

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Hello, ErdoSa, and Welcome to Wikipedia!

Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or Insert-signature.png or by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Also, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! —Darkwind (talk) 17:02, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

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February 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm Darkwind. I noticed that you recently removed some content from Himanshu, with this edit, without explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, I restored the removed content. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! —Darkwind (talk) 07:57, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

I did say why, under the talk section. ErdoSa (talk) 16:50, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
The edit summary is just as important (arguably, more important) than a note on the talk page. When editors like myself are monitoring recent changes to Wikipedia, someone blanking a page and not explaining anything in the edit summary looks an awful lot like either vandalism or a new editor making a mistake, because we can't easily see the talk page while using anti-vandalism tools. This notion is further reinforced when the editor in question has no talk page (like you didn't until I posted the message above), meaning they're very likely to be new, as they have not been welcomed and nobody has said anything to them yet. That's why I posted the message I did, because it looked like you were a new editor, and you removed content without any explanation that could be seen from the recent changes page.
Furthermore, blanking a page is not the right way to get rid of something you see to be problematic. Instead, Wikipedia has a deletion policy that you would need to follow to have something like a redirect, article, or category removed. This is in place largely because Wikipedia functions on the basis of consensus, community agreement on what should be done. In this case, the proper forum for discussion is RfD, "redirects for discussion". If you think that redirect should be deleted, please feel free to follow the instructions on that page, but please don't just "blank" the redirect page.
I've posted a welcome message above my earlier comment which has some links you might find helpful. I know you've been an editor for a couple of years, but you might still find it informative since you don't have a lot of in-depth experience yet. —Darkwind (talk) 17:02, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Ok sorry for the trouble. I meant to delete the page, not blank it (which I guess is actually worse, hah). Thanks for the help and realizing I did not intend to "vandalize." ErdoSa (talk) 23:22, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

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