User talk:Shearonink

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and probably cannot help you Wikipedia-wise if you need it. Please try elsewhere. Thanks!

Let's make a pact, you and me...don't make assumptions about me and I won't make assumptions about you.
I try to think the best about try to think the best about me, OK?!?
Assuming good reasons for our fellow Wikipedia editors' behavior should be the first thing we do BEFORE we reach for the keyboard...
Stating that "Our social policies are not a suicide pact" is not really a decent excuse for any Wikipedian's poor behavior.
And I really hate it when good editors feel they have to leave...I mean, I can understand retiring, but I miss so many people who aren't around any more for one reason or another.
Sometimes?...sometimes I adopt really crappy orphan articles and when others come along and change and/or improve my efforts,
I know I don't "own" the article and I don't edit war about it but it sometimes just breaks my heart.
So today I came across an editor who has had at least 4 different names, had sockpuppet notices posted on their account, been blocked and/or banned at least once, and now is editing again. I'm sure there are good reasons for all various past accounts, the recent renamings, etc., etc., but sometimes I see things that happen around here and try to tease out the sequence of events and eventually just go "Wtf." Yeah, I'm thinking that right now about the simmering war against infoboxes...
True Confession: I haven't been in the #wikipedia-en-help channel since VE was rolled-out...I have 15000+ edits and was a regular there but I don't feel competent to help new users edit on a system I don't understand. At all. And one I really do not want to learn. At all. Is it somehow "wrong" that I really love editing in wikitext? I am not a coder, I am not a computer-person. I do not understand Linux or Flow or liquid threads or almost any aspect of the technical side of Wikipedia...all I know Is that I love words. I love being part of this project. I love making knowledge accessible to people. So I taught myself by cutting & pasting the code from articles and from Wiki-gimmicks that I liked, from pestering people who knew their way around (especially User:Chzz). The high I got from mastering the language and learning how to make things look right?... PRICELESS.
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Welcome and introduction[edit]

Hi, Shearonink. This is NOT some automated's from a real person. You can talk to me right now. Welcome to Wikipedia! I noticed you've just joined, and wanted to give you a few tips to get you started. If you have any questions, please talk to us. The tips below should help you to get started. Best of luck!  Chzz  ►  22:55, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

  • You don't need to read anything - anybody can edit; just go to an article and edit it. Be Bold, but please don't put silly stuff in - it will be removed very quickly, and will annoy people.
  • Ask for help. Talk to us live, or edit this page, put {{helpme}} and describe what help you need. Someone will reply very quickly - usually within a few minutes.
  • Edit existing articles, before you make your own. Look at some subjects that you know about, and see if you can make them a bit better. For example, Wikipedia:Cleanup#2009.
  • When you're ready, read about Your first article. It should be about something well-known, and it will need references.

Good luck with editing; please drop me a line some time on my own talk page.

There's lots of information below. Once again, welcome to the fantastic world of Wikipedia!

-- Chzz  ►  22:55, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

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A nice cup of...[edit]

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Think before you post. Ok?...

Oh and ummmm...newer posts go at the bottom of the page. It's easy, just use the New Section tab up at the top.

Picture of the Day - December 27, 2016[edit]

Picture of the Day: The interior of the Romanesque Chapel of St. John in Pürgg, Styria, Austria. The frescos date from the 12th century, probably around 1160, the crucifix from the 11th century.
The exterior of that church

Chantry Island Lightstation Tower - Dispute Resolution[edit]

@Shearonink Good morning,

I cannot tell if you have seen my new topic about Mediation on the Talk page for this article, but I will start the WP:DR process today. My post there explains why. Cheers, Peter K Burian (talk) 11:10, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

I have never seen a User delete another User's Talk page post. This is amazing.

03:53, 15 March 2017‎ Imasku (talk | contribs)‎ . . (9,278 bytes) (-610)‎ . . (→‎Recent edits)

03:47, 15 March 2017‎ Shearonink (talk | contribs)‎ . . (9,888 bytes) (+610)‎ . . (→‎Recent edits: new section) Peter K Burian (talk) 11:18, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Shearonink I have filed for Mediation Chantry Island Lightstation Tower vs. Imasku. See Peter K Burian (talk) 17:26, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Peter K Burian: Thanks for your thoughts on this but I'm moving on. While I disagree with this particular editor's action, I do not feel the need for mediation. The user in question seemed very upset about the various edits on the article and about the posts on their user talk so in my case I am leaving it all alone. Shearonink (talk) 18:31, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
OK Shearonink I understand. I have walked away from some issues of this type too, in the past. But this time I will proceed. All the best, Peter K Burian (talk) 19:40, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
@Peter K Burian: I am concerned that this particular editor has been upset by our recent interest in the Lighthouse Tower article. I would ask that you proceed with the utmost of AGR and civility. Shearonink (talk) 19:47, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
OK @Shearonink I will try my best to be civil. It is harder when another user is so blatant. But I will try.
The info about you at the top of your page indicates you are the type of editor that 95% of us would be happy to collaborate with; and we could compromise to solve any issue if we occasionally disagreed. (But yeah, I have encountered the other 5% too, including one guy who sent me a veiled threat ... and then he said he could leave Wikipedia anytime if he got into any trouble and come back as a new user, starting fresh, without all the baggage. It may not be simple to do, but certainly possible.)
Keep in touch if you need help with some other article. My primary interests are History, Economy, Politics, Ontario communities, Canada, the UK, Sovereignty of countries and territories, the Caribbean, and yes, beer. Peter K Burian (talk) 19:55, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Airbus A320 Family GA Review[edit]

Hey Shearonink, hope you're well and having a good week so far mate. Just came to let you know that I will be a lot slower than usual to fix the problems you have listed on the GA page, as this week I have embarked on a two week work experience programme at the bus company Go-Ahead London. I work all day from 9 to 5 and then have to write a log book for my college which takes an awful long time. Therefore I don't really have that much time throughout the week to fix the problems listed, however I will try my best if i get my log book finished early, and should be freed up by the weekend. Is there any way we can notify other editors to help out, such as at WikiProject Aviation? Thanks for your understanding and I will try to fix the issues you have mentioned when I get time. Class455 (talk|stand clear of the doors!) 20:46, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

I'll leave a Talkback at the appropriate WikiProjects. As I am participating in the most recent GA Cup I would like to have this Review done before the end of the month. There isn't really all that much to fix, especially considering the massive size of this article. Maybe someone will be able to step in and lend a hand. Shearonink (talk) 20:52, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Everything alright? You havent been online for 4 days! All the concerns seem to be now fixed by Marc Lacoste, who I thank for stepping in and helping out in my absence. Class455 (talk|stand clear of the doors!) 09:53, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
@Class455: I'll take a look at the changes today. Life in general was interfering with Wikipedia-ing plus "stuff". Shearonink (talk) 18:48, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Non-free images in talk page messages[edit]

Just a reminder to please check the non-free nature of an image before using it in user talk page messages (like here), as they may be non-free and inappropriate to use outside articles with a non-free use rationale. SounderBruce 23:14, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

@SounderBruce: (edit conflict)The WikiLove notices are something I started doing when I pass an article to a GA status - I know how hard it is to get an article to be a WP:GA. I try to be as careful as possible about the "wikiloves" I leave for GA nominators of the articles I review and that being careful extends to taking a look at the various usage parameters included with the image-File. There are images I have rejected for using on user talkpages because the licensing is too restrictive. I see that this image does have the 4.0 CCSA licensure which includes an attributions' parameter so I was going to remove it from the WikiLove notice I left on your page. I won't make that mistake again. Shearonink (talk) 23:26, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
The station icons (pictograms) for Sound Transit are not licensed under CC or anything compatible. They are fully copyrighted and should not be used in any WikiLove messages. I appreciate the messages that use my own pictures (or other appropriately-licensed pictures), though. SounderBruce 23:30, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the correction. Shearonink (talk) 23:43, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
User:SounderBruce: I have responded to your posts at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Good articles/GA Cup/Disqualification Log. Shearonink (talk) 00:44, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for taking the time and effort to review Airbus A320 family and promoting it to GA. It is very much appreciated, and you deserve this barnstar. Keep up the good reviews and no doubt I'll see you again if I nominate another article for GA! Class455 (talk|stand clear of the doors!) 18:02, 28 March 2017 (UTC)