User talk:Payco

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Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

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Hello, Payco! Thank you for your contributions. My name's Airplaneman and I just wanted to say hi and Welcome to Wikipedia!

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Airplaneman 22:22, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Request for interview[edit]

Hi Payco -

I'm a professor working with the GroupLens project at the University of Minnesota, trying to learn about how the adopt-a-user program functions so that we can hopefully develop tools and ideas that might improve it. Your user page indicates you have asked to be adopted... would you be willing to have a conversation with me so I could ask you a bunch of questions about your interactions with the adopt-a-user program? (I'd be willing to do a phone call, instant messaging, or whatever way you would best prefer to do it.) I'm hoping that as a result of having a few of these conversations with people, I'll better understand how users in general learn about the program, what their experiences are like, and so on. Let me know. Thanks! SeparateWays (talk) 19:42, 16 November 2010 (UTC)


Hi Payco! Thanks for the request, and yes, I'll adopt you! I've already updated your userpage by replacing the adoptme box with the adopted box. Sorry it took so long to respond, but I got stuck in upstate NY the last few days. My earlier response is here on my talk page. Best, Rob ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 21:36, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

About the Adopt-A-User program: Different people take different things from it. But basically, one thing is consistent in all events. I'm here to help you with whatever you need during your time on Wikipedia for as long as you want (except for in the cases of expecting me to protect you from blatant, intentional rule violations... not much I can do there. Accidents, misunderstanding, etc - that's different).
Some people who seek a mentor, are seeking them to help them learn about how to use Wikipedia. Some are looking for someone to help them edit articles of interest to them. Some look for someone who can teach them how to do various tasks (vandalism fighting, etc). Some look for someone who's strong in an area they are weak in (like copy-editing for someone who's not the best at that). Some are looking for a mentor who can look out for them by following what they are doing and point out tips, hints and tricks (and clean up the occasional mistake when needed).
And finally, some look for a mentor to cover two or more or all of those areas. :-) And the choice is yours on what areas you wish to use the program (and thus me) for. All... some... one... or changing all the time as your interests and Wiki-knowledge level changes. And also entirely up to you how long you want to be considered "adopted" for. Some people it's a few months... some it's a lot longer... others simply end up removing the adoption tag in a few months and maintain a collaborative working and WikiFriendship relationship with their former mentor.
As for me personally, I'm very comfortable with copy-editing, editing collaboratively on the same article (I've got a tech related article I am currently trying to rescue actually), teaching the ins and outs of some of the "behind the scenes" stuff like vandalism fighting, and looking out for my adoptees to try to step in and help them out when they need it. I am decent at content creation (probably pretty good actually at final content) - BUT it often takes me "ages" to come up with a decent version. I tend to write prose the same as I program, jumping from area to area so that I know the whole thing is cohesive - that makes me a lot slower at content creation than others (and also why I work very well collaboratively with another editor who can focus me).
So... hopefully that answers that question. Let me know if it doesn't or if you have any other questions. Best, Rob ROBERTMFROMLI | TK/CN 04:44, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

RFC on the inclusion of a table comparing SI units and Binary prefixes[edit]

Notice: An RFC is being conducted here at Talk:Hard diskdrive#RFC on the use of the IEC prefixes. The debate concerns this table which includes columns comparing SI and Binary prefixes to describe storage capacity. We welcome your input

You are receiving this message because you are a member of WikiProject Computing --RaptorHunter (talk) 18:51, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Apple Inc. WikiProject Reviving[edit]

Hello there, I am trying to revive the Apple WikiProject. Please come back and add your name to the participant list if you'd like to help me. Let's make this awesome. Come by today! Thank you, DJAustin (talk) 14:58, 17 June 2017 (UTC)