User talk:Forward Unto Dawn/Archives/2013/April

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The Signpost: 01 April 2013

Never do this

Never template a regular editor who is defending a Good Article against utter bullshit as you did here. Thanks for your interest, but if this is the best you can do, don't bother. --John (talk) 10:05, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Excuse me, but I advised an administrator that his choice of language in an edit summary was inappropriate. I'm not commenting on the edit in question. In fact, I was making a similar edit to MT with the edit summary "Bulgaria was not a part of the USSR" when you edited the page. Next time, consider how the fellow editor in question would feel when he or she reads the edit summary. In addition, reflect on the choice of words that you used in the above post. Thank you.--Forward Unto Dawn 10:23, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
I was not acting as an administrator in that edit. Next time, consider how the fellow editor in question would feel when he or she reads a templated warning. --John (talk) 10:59, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Very well, noted. I hope that you too will consider your use of edit summaries in the future. You may not have been acting as an administrator, but as an admin, you should be setting a higher standard for the rest of the Wikipedia community.--Forward Unto Dawn 11:07, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Just a side-note, though, recipients of template messages should still assume good faith.--Forward Unto Dawn 11:13, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
We should all assume good faith, including you. I put a lot of work into that article and you can maybe empathise with my feelings in seeing these unhelpful edits going in. Nevertheless I apologise if I hurt your feelings above. --John (talk) 11:21, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Apology accepted. I too apologise if my use of a template message upset you. It's always preferable to talk through these issues on user talk pages rather than through edit summaries and templates. Happy editing!--Forward Unto Dawn 11:26, 9 April 2013 (UTC)


I like the poem on your userpage. Are you the original author? --Pine 18:30, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Lol, I wish I could take credit, but I found it here. The original author's email address is
--Forward Unto Dawn 08:48, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I suggest that you credit the author on your userpage and make sure that you have permission to re-post the poem here under Wikipedia's license system. It's a cool poem. --Pine 17:42, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

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