User talk:Fried Gold

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Hello, Fried Gold, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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 place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  Mushroom (Talk) 04:11, 20 March 2006 (UTC)


To respond to your query directly: It would be nice if everyone knew Wikipedia's rules against fair use overuse and did not create image galleries for discographies. However, this is not the case, and these (putatively) overused fair use images will need to be removed. However, the way that ImageRemovalBot is doing it is inappropriate. If a bot cannot do it smartly, then people will have to do it by hand. That's slower and more annoying to some people, but if Wikipedia seriously wishes to deal with this fair use overuse problem, then the fair use overuse partisans will need to go and do the removing themselves, without writing bot programs that are destructive to the pages they are editing. Chubbles 00:51, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Hello Chubbles! I think I'm going to have to remain officially neutral on this issue, as I simply don't know enough to be more than a devil's advocate. I do want to apologize if you thought this was directed at you at all; I wrote it in a moment of exasperation with those on Carnildo's Talk page who, unlike you, were being uncivil. --Fried Gold 12:13, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
Gack! After reading the above diff again, I feel even worse for having posted it; I responded to incivility with more incivility! --Fried Gold 12:18, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
P.S. Thanks for being the first non-semi-automated editor to add something to my Talk page. Now I feel like a real Wikipedian!  :D

Also, chipmunks are way cuddlier than squirrels. Chubbles 02:28, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the support, but we should probably avoid discussing such a potentially divisive issue.  ; ) --Fried Gold 12:13, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Invitation to Meetup/Seattle6, a focus group[edit]

Hello. I'm part of a research group at the University of Washington (Seattle campus), and my group is reaching out to Wikipedians in the Puget Sound area. We're hosting a focus group designed to gather information on what Wikipedians would like to know about each other when interacting on Wikipedia. Our end goal is to create an embedded application that helps people quickly know more about others' history and activity on Wikipedia, and we feel our design will be much more useful if it's based on insights of users like you.

I'm hoping that the chance to help out local researchers, to engage in lively face-to-face discussion with other Seattle Wikipedians, and to contribute to Wikipedia in a new way will entice you to join us. The session lasts 2 hours and snacks are provided. Sessions will be held on UW Seattle campus - directions will be sent after registration. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated!

Willing and able to help us out? RSVP here. Want to know more? Visit our user talk page . Please help us contact other local Wikipedians, too! Commprac01 (talk) 02:59, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

A Template Some Guy Put on My Page[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed content from Ceiling fan. When removing text, please specify a reason in the edit summary and discuss edits that are likely to be controversial on the article's talk page. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the text has been restored, as you can see from the page history. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by David Beals (talkcontribs) 14:43, 2009 October 27 (UTC)

Your Honor, let the record show that it was my intention to remove content (which I considered unfit for the article; decide for yourself). Furthermore, I didn't consider my edit controversial, but I still left a note on the talk page alerting editors to what I had done - just in case. Fried Gold (talk) 05:37, 28 October 2009 (UTC)