User talk:Tenmiles

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Hello Tenmiles, Right I am new to Wikepedia, at least as far as contributing or editing. I wrote something on the Ojai talk page (as you suggested). I would not mind carrying on the discussion. Check me out if you have time. Thank you. --Drew


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Thanks for the prompt welcome. I'm already poring over those articles. Tenmiles 06:55, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Great! Let me know if you need any help. Happy editing. No Guru 06:56, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Original research[edit]

You might be interested in especially paying attention to Wikipedia's No Original Research Policy. For some reason people have a lot of trouble with this one. Basically it states if you can't cite a source, don't add it to an article. - JustinWick 06:40, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Pumpkin queen[edit]

Hello, I replied to a question you had there and did what I could to fulfill your request, but another user is just mass deleting content from the article and so, I would be curious what your opinion of the matter is. Thanks. Sincerely, --Le Grand Roi des CitrouillesTally-ho! 17:57, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

I apologize for a tardy response; I have been away from Wikipedia for a few days. Your request for my opinion on the matter spurred me to examine the edits made to the Pumpkin Queen article, and then to do a fair bit of reading on both his and your pages. After having done so, my opinion of the matter is that you and Eyrian edit according to fundamentally opposite philosophies. I understand where both of you are coming from, but I would prefer not to side with either of you since you each represent such an extreme end of the spectrum. I recognize the work you put into the article; yet I am still of the personal bias that Sally is not justifiably considered a "Pumpkin Queen" in any respect that would not qualify as original research. I can name at 15 or so people who all call blue cicada nymphs "god bugs", because it's a very insular colloquialism among a group of my friends, for personal reasons. However, I can't take that and use it as support for the argument that blue cicada nymphs are "called god bugs - at least by some fans". I guess that's my stance on the article. As for you and Eyrian, I think you're already doing a decent job just talking about it with each other I'd prefer not to become embroiled in the issues you have taken up with one another. - Tenmiles 18:46, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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