User talk:PinkShinyRose

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Hello, PinkShinyRose. Welcome to Wikipedia and thank you for your contributions! I'm Jim1138, one of the other editors here, and I hope you decide to stay and help contribute to this amazing repository of knowledge.
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Sincerely, Jim1138 (talk) 19:44, 23 June 2012 (UTC)   (Leave me a message)

June 2012[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Flag disposal with this edit, did not appear to be constructive, and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Specs112 t c 18:18, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Flag disposal with this edit. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted or removed. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. --IShadowed 18:34, 23 June 2012 (UTC)


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Could someone please explain what was wrong with those edits? I understand that removing a biased redirect at least calls for replacement with content, but what did I do wrong at the second try? Or was the initial redirect fine as it was? I would like to improve wikipedia, but I cannot do so if I cannot learn from my mistakes.
PS I am not sure whether I should ask this here or on the editors talk page. PinkShinyRose (talk) 18:50, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
I would say you got trounced upon. Sorry about that. It may have been that the article was too short. You might consider creating the article in your sandbox user:PinkShinyRose/sandbox. When it looks good, maybe ask for comment and then either copy it to Flag disposal or post it to wp:articles for creation. You can start on articles for creation, but that seems to be a tough row to hoe. I added a welcome section at the top for your perusal. Thanks for contributing and welcome! Jim1138 (talk) 19:44, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
I'll discourage the creation of an entirely separate article when the existing article, United States Flag Code, already covers flag disposal. Any further pertinent, sourced information can and should be added there, rather than blanking a redirect and replacing it with a single sentence. Best of luck, --IShadowed 20:52, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you for your explanation. I understand your point, although I partially disagree: as I wrote in the talk page of Flag disposal the article United States Flag Code covers flag disposal in the United States of America and any information on flag disposal in other countries would be off-topic if written there. In the future I will use the comment area for my edits to avoid further trouble. Thank you again everybody for the useful feedback and for solving the redirect (it now redirects to Flag protocol) PinkShinyRose (talk) 22:48, 23 June 2012 (UTC)