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COASTIE I am (talk) 01:08, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

What's wrong with my edits?[edit]

This is regarding the Typosquatting article. I didn't do anything wrong, though maybe the John Oliver examples should be removed. Regards, (talk) 21:08, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

You removed a section heading for no apparent reason and the edit just looked overall messy. Also, get in the habit of giving edit summaries. I see you reverted me, how about you clean up your edit and put that heading back in. SlightSmile 21:21, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

October Crisis[edit]

Your justification for reverting my edit makes no sense. All I changed was the part of the text that linked to a page. I changed nothing about who won or whatever you're talking about. Dregkonn (talk) 21:59, 16 October 2016 (UTC)


How do you get all those things that say "this user..."? Characterized (talk) 00:44, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

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ENO Drugs[edit]


Would you please share your views on redirecting the ENO Drugs page to Antacid. I don't understand why Doc James has redirected the ENO Drugs page which is running from 2005 to antacid stating brand to generic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ravi Wildnet (talkcontribs) 13:38, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Usually when articles are small, editors like to merge similar articles into fewer medium sized articles. That makes sense. I just did some tweaking on the Doc's merge and redirect. Take a look now see what you think. SlightSmile 19:03, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Watchmaker analogy[edit]

Discussion Concluded

Hi, not sure what is going on. Why did you restore an unsourced section in the body? Everything not in the lede requires references and again, if the information is below as the other editor claims, it is redundant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:788B:DF50:8CDD:5461:389A:631B (talk) 19:45, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Whatever your valid reasons, it's almost - not quite there yet but almost becoming an edit war which they don't tolerate here. That's when it's time to take it to the talk page here. You might (or not) be right but I'm not really the one discuss this with. Good luck. SlightSmile 20:32, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Except you are involved, you reverted a change to an unsourced section, which is also the first section after the lede. There is no edit war and if you want it discussed as an experienced editor, maybe you could add a comment on the talk page rather than just reverting and walking away. Everything not in the lede requires reliable sources. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:788B:DF50:8CDD:5461:389A:631B (talk) 21:29, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
One task editors take on here is patrolling recent changes looking for vandalism or otherwise disruptive editing which I have to be honest yours was starting to look like. We revert a hundred such edits a day and "walk away". You seem to know your way around here, why don't you get an account and see how they do things here.
About your issue in Watchmaker. Unsourced content can be either removed or merely tagged {{Citation needed|date=February 2017}} on a case by case basis. It's a judgment call made by fallible human beings.
My advice to you is just tag it and move on. If it's something you really feel strongly about then you'll have to go to that talk page and make your case. By the way sign your posts by typing four tildes like this ~~~~. SlightSmile 22:16, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
Whether or not I have an account has nothing to do with the quality of my edits or in the enforcement of policy, which you have chosen to ignore. I will tag it so someone else can clean your mess. 2602:304:788B:DF50:8CDD:5461:389A:631B (talk) 05:06, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

I've been back for a while.[edit]

You guys are completely useless without my help, after all...

And no, I'm not being egotistical, I have scientific proof. Papers have been written. Theories have been penned. Um... someone saw it in a telescope. HalfShadow


So if it's a frivolous issue why do you insist on wasting your time imposing your POV? Note: the original usage was BC in the article in question, then some edit warrior came along to change it to BCE - I referenced the edit. As you'll know, such changes go against the policy of first use, hence my revert. You actually mention the BC / BCE issue in a thread on your talk page from last year, so you appear to have an interest here. For me, whenever I see BCE my first thought is "I bet that was originally BC, and someone with an agenda has come along to change it". Sure enough, that was the case with Philology, hence my entirely valid revert to that original usage. (talk) 15:47, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Everyone has their pet peeves. Mine is edits for minor details filling up users' watchlist, many of which concern BC AD CE BCE and they start to add up. If I walk away from this, in a month I'll see someone changing it back again the other way. Multiply that by many thousands of articles. Time to draw a line. As I stated there's many ways to participate here. SlightSmile 19:56, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Just one further remark on what I know is a controversial subject. You suggest that I "don't concern [my]yourself about era style". Please don't concern yourself either. (talk) 12:28, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
I concern myself but thanks for the thought. I agree it's disruptive someone with an agenda going around changing BCs to BCE. Probably someone with an ax to grind about religion. Going around changing the other way, BCE to BC is no better.
You know what. You seem like a serious editor. Make that change at Philology. Maybe make a thread on the talk page first explaining what you said above. All the best. SlightSmile 13:14, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the response, and the offer. I won't change the article but I'll put a comment on Talk asking for other opinions (busy at the moment, so I'll do it over the next couple of days). The issue is, of course, minor within the context of the article so it might not get much comment. In which case, time for us all to move on. Thanks again. (talk) 08:54, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Editing "top"[edit]

I've been here a few years and have never figured out how editors manage to edit the lede as a section "top". How do you do that? SlightSmile 23:48, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

All I remember was that long ago—more than ten years ago, they made this possible, but you had to change something in your settings to enable it. Don't know if that's still how it works. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Unschool 13:43, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Hey I've always wondered this too. You can write the {{Help}} template on your talk page, and an experienced editor will be able to assist. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 19:26, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Ya know one day I might just do that. SlightSmile 19:43, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Do you wanna do it now, I don't see why it needs to wait. Or I'll copy this to my talk page and ask someone there. I mean editing "top" can be very useful if it lets you edit only the lead, especially if it's on larger articles that may take longer to load the whole thing. Thanks. Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 19:49, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
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> How does one edit the lede as a section "top". SlightSmile 19:55, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
In the "gadgets" section of the preferences there is a "Add an [edit] link for the lead section of a page" option. That seems to be what you're looking for. Huon (talk) 20:20, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Perfect! Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 20:38, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
Wadya know it works. Thanks. SlightSmile 21:27, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

A subpage of yours[edit]

Regarding: User:Slightsmile/Quotes

I absolutely love them!!!! They are the most fantastic and wonderful quotes! Thank you!!! Bloody brilliant! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 13:10, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Thank you I appreciate that. I think they're kinda cool if I say so myself. I've noticed cafe anna since I was new here. SlightSmile 13:17, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Sandwiching text between images and infoboxes[edit]

Hi, I'm not sure if you're aware of MOS:SANDWICH, but your edits to Tegenaria domestica resulted in classic sandwiching all over the article. Alternate left and right placement looks good, but only works when the sections are long enough so that the images are vertically far enough away from each other. Peter coxhead (talk) 16:34, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Sandwiching. Oh great now I'm hungry. SlightSmile 17:02, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Rites of Initiation[edit]

Rites of Initiation

Hi Slightsmile,

I noticed that on 10 June 2017 you asked at a site how first Eucharist "can be a rite of initiation." Just stopping by to explain that the three sacraments of initiation in the Roman Catholic Church are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. The explanation that the three sacraments are part of the sacraments of initiation is easiest to see in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)in which those who have never been baptized into any Christian faith receive baptism and confirmation and then their first Holy Communion. The Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox initiate neophytes as infants where they receive baptism, confirmation, and first Eucharist in the same ceremony. (Infants receive the Precious Blood on a special spoon.) This derives from practices in the ancient early church in which catechumens entered the waters of baptism and exited to receive the Holy Spirit. Then when clothed, they joined the community and received their first Eucharist. Hope this helps.

Semper Paratus.

Taram (talk) 23:50, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Oops, I forgot to add a link where you can study more about this. The easiest place to look would be at the Vatican's website for the Compendium of the Catechism Catholic Church. The section that would be applicable would be Part II, Section 2, Chapter 1 called "The Sacraments of Christian Initiation ." Then there are three subsections called "The Sacrament of Baptism, The Sacrament of Confirmation, The Sacrament of the Eucharist." One way you can look at the Vatican's info about the three sacraments of initiation is here: sacraments of Christian initiation

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