User talk:Mr. Straub

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Mr. Straub, 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:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! --Mathnerd 101 (talk | contribs) 02:30, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Mr. Straub, you are invited to the Teahouse[edit]

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Hi Mr. Straub! Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia.
Be our guest at the Teahouse! The Teahouse is a friendly space where new editors can ask questions about contributing to Wikipedia and get help from peers and experienced editors. I hope to see you there! Benzband (I'm a Teahouse host)

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Welcome template[edit]

Hi Mr. Straub. Thank you for your contributions. I noticed that you recently welcomed a new user to wikipedia. Thank you for doing so. There is a template that is used for doing such tasks. To use it, you only have to type {{subst:Welcome}} on the talk page of the user, as I have done above, and the message will appear on their user talk page. Thank you! --Mathnerd 101 (talk | contribs) 02:29, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg It looks like you !!! Blair like strawberry (talk) 01:17, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Kitten (06) by Ron.jpg

DO BLACK NEWNEW LIKE CAT?

Davidhkq (talk) 01:38, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

April 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm I dream of horses. I wanted to let you know that I undid one of your recent contributions, such as the one you made with this edit to User talk:Owen wise, because it didn’t appear constructive to me. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks, I dream of horses If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. @ 23:01, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Time wasting[edit]

Please do not encourage your students to make pointless user page edits. Indeed, tell them not to create accounts until the actually have useful contributions to make. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 12:26, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

What you should do is announce yourselves at Wikipedia:school and university projects, create a page like this one and tell all your students to sign it. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 17:14, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

And also tell each student to create a user page saying "I am one of Mr. Straub's students - see [link to your project page in the Wikipedia namespace]". This would get them creating their first wikilink. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 20:23, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

  • It doesn't cease to amaze me, even after nearly a decade as a wikipedia editor, how rude many of the wikipedia editors are in their comments. I'll take your advice for my classes, but never leave a comment on my page again that starts off with "Time wasting." Besides, students leaving comments on user pages is not a big deal. You shouldn't be wasting time policing that. Regards. Mr. Straub (talk) 02:49, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
  • (stalking) RHaworth might (by his own admission) come across as a grumpy old man, but he's usually right. One of the fundamental policies of Wikipedia (indeed, the first of the Five pillars) is that we are here first and foremost to write articles. Everything else is a secondary concern. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:36, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

My comment above was written out of sheer frustration. Please see User talk:David Zheng1998. I encountered a group of accounts all doing useless edits in similar style. I assumed that they were the work of one person playing about since it seemed incredible that so many people would all decide to do equally pointless edits at the same time. As it turns out the main time wasting was mine doing the investigation. I am pleased to see that you will take my advice with future students. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 20:23, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Sorry to come back but I have just found this Namibian list which is what I wanted to show you before. User:Mr. Straub/classes/ and User:Mr. Straub/classesfuyang/ would have been just as good, if you had got your students to add themselves to the lists - sure some would have messed it up but telling them what they had done wrong would have been good training. — RHaworth (talk · contribs) 13:48, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Ownership of pages[edit]

You do not own any page on Wikipedia. While you are free to ask other editors not to edit pages in your user space, you are in no position to insist that other editors do not remove inappropriate content. JamesBWatson (talk) 11:58, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Offensive is using terms like "horrible," "inappropriate," "Time wasting", "pointless," and other terms RHaworth has left on my talk page. These are not terms that would pass as civilized in daily discourse.
I have little respect for Wikipedia admin. You guys are a cultist clan that have appointed youselves the purveyors of wiki civility, despite the fact that the rudest and curtest comments I see on this site are usually left by admin.
Regards Mr. Straub (talk) 01:19, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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Possible removal of AWB access due to inactivity[edit]

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