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.
Shearonink (talk)
IP-editors can visit my alt-talk page and leave a message by clicking -->HERE<--'.

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.

This edit...[edit]

THIS. YES. Shearonink (talk) 00:59, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Achom editor[edit]

I saw that too. I was asked if I could change the conviction to read "In 2000, prior to his involvement in the investment sector Achom and several others fell foul of the UK’s department of trade and industry and a conviction was secured against him and four other defendants at Southwark crown court in 2000. Subsequently, he was disqualified from holding UK directorships for eleven years."

Sound familiar? I turned that gig down as it was totally against guidelines, looks like someone took it though. I posted on his talk page a few days ago, saw he edited afterwards, so when I get home tonight I will have to go to COIN when I can post from my laptop and not my phone.  MPJ-DK  18:21, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

  • until the coi notice has been processed that editor is still around and can undo any work you.put in. Once he is dealt with it can be removed, until then I believe it is only fair to tell people to watch out for incorrect or misleading content.  MPJ-DK  23:14, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
If you respond to posts on the pages they are posted on, it keeps the discussion all in one place. Hard to keep track if discussions are fragmented.
The notice could have been placed after I was done - I should be out of the page in maybe 10 minutes. I have no issues with it being placed on the article, but I do have an issue with it being placed on the article in the middle of an overhaul/editing process. Moving on - I'll be done at the Achom article shortly and this will all be moot. Shearonink (talk) 23:31, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
If you're following this thread, User:MPJ-DK, I left an apology on your talk page. That tag didn't matter in the end. Shearonink (talk) 00:15, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Your comment makes a lot more sense in that context, totally get it. It is all good.  MPJ-DK  02:52, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Understood about infobox template and children's names Savolya (talk) 17:02, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Marni Nixon[edit]

Just in case you missed, it she died on Sunday 24 July. - 220 of Borg 14:19, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Oh that's sad. I couldn't find any references or news about it when it first appeared in the article and did a couple of different searches (you death, name obituary and so on). Surprised the news hadn't appeared in Variety/Billboard/Hollywood Reporter/LA Times yet... I mean, if it was I sure couldn't find it at the time. When the IP added it to her article they didn't provide a reference. Sad to hear it's true, Miss Nixon was a great talent and, from everything I've heard, a wonderful person and great mentor. Shearonink (talk) 14:47, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes, it took a while to be sourceable. I just stumbled upon it actually. The name rang a a bell and, as is my habit, checked for a WP page about her. The source was already there actually, added[1] by (talk · contribs), but not 'cited'. So I just added some appropriate text, cited properly, and so it goes. I once found a professor who had been dead for months, but apparently no one on WP noticed. I even emailed his University(?) to check that he was the person who died, source was a bit ambiguous - 220 of Borg 15:21, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

IRC help needed...[edit]

Anyone watching my talkpage - I can't seem to remember my password for IRC. Is there any way to recover my nick? I signed up so long ago, I can't remember... I do like to have that plus sign next to my name in "help"... Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 15:59, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

This help request has been answered. If you need more help, you can ask another question on your talk page, contact the responding user(s) directly on their user talk page, or consider visiting the Teahouse.

....See ^^^ above. Is there any way to recover a lost password to IRC? I'm still me, just haven't been in there in so long I can't remember what my password is... Yes, yes, I know that technically IRC isn't actually part of WP but am hoping someone knows the answer... Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 23:10, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

This isn't much of a Wikipedia question. You can ask at #freenode connect; people there may know how to recover a password (or whether it's impossible). Since you apparently already had a Wikipedia cloak, you can probably also get it transferred to a new registered nick if you have to go that route. Huon (talk) 23:29, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
I thought so. The age-old Catch-22...WP uses IRC extensively but IRC isn't really part of WP etc., etc. I wonder if there are any WP-associated/chan-ops? Anyone know?...ah but yes, I have to ask that question and hopefully get an answer on IRC/freenode. Thanks anyway. Shearonink (talk) 23:41, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
meta:IRC has information on the parts of IRC Wikipedia (and the Foundation as a whole) is concerned with. Huon (talk) 00:01, 28 July 2016 (UTC)