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ÐℬigXЯaɣ 13:49, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

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May 2012[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is invited to contribute, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to June 5, 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. The reverted edit can be found here. Arcandam (talk) 22:42, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Sorry.

I have explained above.

Have this pint on me! Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 23:19, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

Haha! Thanks for the pint of beer! It's OK... next time, though, check exactly what the edit is and what it means. TheBestZebra 23:26, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
Hello TheBestZebra,
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Thank you for pointing out to me, the error of my ways. and please accept my apology. I am sorry. You are correct in your revision/s. Also, please discount the nasty-sounding automatic template above. It is a good job that you watch your edits – unlike many editors here on Wikipedia – and were able to let me know straight away.
Mistakes like this one can all too easily occur whilst editing and looking after Wikipedia. However, as long as they are met with good temper and a sense of humour, there is no lasting harm, in my opinion.
I know that you have corrected my revision. You are on My watchlist, so I will be aware of any reply here on this page in the future. DeMarre Carroll is quite a guy, isn't he? Born in Lake Wales too. Must be an omen!
With kind regards,
-- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 08:48, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi Gareth,
Thank you for apologizing. I understand that some editors don't watch their edits, and it can go a little overboard ( like vandalism). It is never too late to correct yourself. I'm glad you did... I would be too embarassed about apologizing when I make a HUGE mistake, especially on Wikipedia (thankfully, it hasn't happened yet).
Also, what template are you talking about?
Sincerely,
TheBestZebra 21:36, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia: check out the Teahouse![edit]

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Hello! TheBestZebra, you are invited to the Teahouse, a forum on Wikipedia for new editors to ask questions about editing Wikipedia, and get support from peers and experienced editors. Please join us! Sarah (talk) 23:26, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your hard work updating NBA stats! Zagalejo^^^ 02:41, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Sorry about those revisions.

Igloo tagged them as vandalism and I reverted it. Sorry for any trouble caused, I would be happy to help you with anything else you may need. Regards, Hghyux (talk to me)(talk to others) 21:28, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Oh. They really should do something to Igloo - it does not make the right choices. The main thing is to just look at the edits first, and decide if it's vandalism or not. Igloo us consistent, but not always right (as in this case). TheBestZebra 21:39, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Edit Summary[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. I noticed your recent edit to the pages you have edited does not have an edit summary. Please provide one before saving your changes to an article, as the summaries are quite helpful to people browsing an article's history. All the mistakes, anger, frustration and apologies could have been avoided had you used a meaningful edit summary. I admit that you are new and still learning so thats perfectly ok. Please take care in your future edits. Thanks! ÐℬigXЯaɣ 23:36, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

I didn't know they mattered. Sorry. I put one on my most recent edit of Willie Green. Thanks, TheBestZebra 23:40, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Thats ok, I am glad that you have understood the importance of edit summary (although I would call it the hard way Face-wink.svg). I saw your edit summary "I edited the statistics of Willie Green (graphs)" although its correct but its advisable to exactly summarize what you have done "removed bold font" would have been a precise one. You will learn with experience, so thats ok. Try spending few minutes at the Wikipedia:Tutorial They will be quite helpful to you. Feel free to come to my page for any advice/suggestion etc cheers -- ÐℬigXЯaɣ 23:54, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

I see you're really spending a lot of time with edit summaries. :) It's certainly not wrong to provide so much info, but to save you some work, I think something simple like "updating stats" would suffice. Even without any edit summary, it should be clear to most observers what you are doing. Remember, the people who reverted you were in the wrong, not you. They acted hastily (especially since NBA statistics are very easy to check).

Also, I disagree with the user above, who says you should write "removed bold font". Something like that should be self-evident. The real value of an edit summary is to explain why you are doing what you're doing. Zagalejo^^^ 00:56, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

  • You say above that Even without any edit summary, it should be clear to most observers what you are doing. Remember, the people who reverted you were in the wrong, not you. They acted hastily (especially since NBA statistics are very easy to check). I would like to point out that I had not reverted TheBestZebra on the first place, but yes seeing the discussion above, i was trying to tell TheBestZebra the use of edit summary. I dont think your above statement is reasonable enough, and this makes me assume that you have either not used vandal fighting tools or are not familiar with the most of them. See most of the anti vandal tools just show you just the difference between the old version and the new version (diff screen) along with the edit summary. and it becomes the responsibility of the reviewer (using the tool) to decide if its correct or not. And i hope you are aware that there are lot of users out there who love or hate various sports teams out there, and often give vent to their anger/love by inflating / deflating the stats. And i must tell you that this is very very frequent here on wiki where any one even unregistered users can edit. while vandals dont bother to provide edit summaries, the genuine users know their importance and do so. The presence of summary helps the reviewer in knowing correctly what to do. This does not mean all the edits without edit summaries are wrong and should be reverted, certainly i do not mean that all the edits with an edit summary are genuine. but this certainly helps to make a better decision. now about the second part that NBA stats are very easy to check . I agree with this but please also understand that its not very easy for the editors using the vandal fighting tools to verify such statistics, they rather leave the edit for editors like you to check it, that too happens if you suspect something fishy. hope i have succeded to convey my thoughts, I will be glad to answer any furthur questions on this discussion. Thanks and regards-- ÐℬigXЯaɣ 05:05, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
I understand that vandals often screw up sports statistics. Believe me, I've reverted many such edits over the years. (Although such vandals will rarely go through the effort of building entire table rows; they'll usually just mess around with the numbers that are already there.)
If I may explain myself: I admire the work that vandal fighters do, and I recognize that everyone makes mistakes. But I also think it's important not to scare off new users, especially those who show promise (and a willingness to take on a lot of work). As someone who mainly works with basketball articles, I really don't want to see someone like TheBestZebra leave in frustration. We need all the help we can get. That's why I'm going to take "his side" in this case. Zagalejo^^^ 06:07, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Writing as an editor, who can claim a one hundred per cent Edit summary performance, in this instance, I find myself supporting TheBestZebra and Zagalejo. Particularly, as I have done a lot of work on Rugby Union articles, but shied away from the statistic tables. TheBestZebra deserves all the encouragement that could be given. An editor working so conscientiously must be encouraged. -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 06:54, 14 May 2012 (UTC) POSTSCRIPT: May I refer you, Dbigxray, to the section immediately below this one which was posted last week. -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 07:17, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

RE: Edit Summary[edit]

I have no idea what to say. I really don't. I barely have any idea of what this argument is about. I'm just a 10-year old! I'm just going to do what I keep doing, and I'll assume it's fine -- if I'm doing something wrong, please tell me. TheBestZebra 21:39, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

You don't need to worry. Keep up the good work! Remember, this is your page, and you are free to remove anything recorded here, if you want to. (Actually, it is always available there in the View history, should you wish to refer back to anything) With kind wishes, -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 21:57, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
You're doing OK! My main point was that you shouldn't think you have to write such long edit summaries. Shorter edit summaries are OK, too. But you can continue doing whatever you want to do. A detailed edit summary is definitely a good thing; I'm just trying to save you some work.
By the way, you're ten!? You write better than a lot of the adults here. :) Zagalejo^^^ 23:21, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for helping me. So I will keep doing what I'm doing, and it looks like both of you are saying the same thing. By the way, I would rather keep all of this (I don't know why, I just want to), referring Gareth Griffith-Jones's comment. And thanks for the compliment, Zagalejo - sometimes 10-year olds can do stuff you don't think they can. To tell the truth, what I'm doing is pretty easy -- I think the only hard thing I have done was to add that graph of Wilt Chamberlain's stats. Thanks again, TheBestZebra 12:43, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia 'templates'[edit]

Hello again, Thank you for replying so courteously. The 'Template ' that I am referring to is under the Section header May 9 2012, higher up this page. It, and many others, are produced automatically when some editors revert other users. I prefer to modify/personalise them as appropriate, as I had done with yours, when I consider the standard wording too harsh.

I hope that is clear, is it? Kind regards, -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 06:32, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

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Adoption[edit]

I've seen you around lately and I've noticed you're new and not that experienced. In case nobody's said it before, lots of people new to Wikipedia get adopted by a mentor so they can learn from an experienced editor. The relevant page is here. Happy editing! AndieM (Am I behaving?) 11:46, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

So... are you asking me to become adopted by you (meaning on Wikipedia)?TheBestZebra 18:39, 16 May 2012 (UTC)


Looking swell[edit]

Aren't you clever? It looks great. Good choice of colours. -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 21:06, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I was just trying out random combinations, but I think this one looks good (and I'm glad that you think so too)!TheBestZebra
Only one small criticism. The orange/purple should include the link to this page. -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 21:25, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
It doesn't work (and it shouldn't work) because if it's already on the page that's it's being linked to, it turns bold, and does not work as a link. Unless I'm getting something wrong. For example, on NBA player's biographies, there's always a template on the bottom that shows the persons current team and the people on that team (including him). Everyone has a link, except for that one player who's page you're already on - if I posted on other people's pages, I would make a link to my talk page. But here, it wouldn't work. TheBestZebra
Yes, you are correct, but User talk: does link from one's User page, and vice versa. -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 21:49, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
So you mean I should have links on my user page to this page (and if that's what you mean, I already did it)? TheBestZebra
Yes, and it brought me back here. Now all you have to do is include the date and time. __ Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 21:57, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Oh yeah, I forgot about that! Also, just saying that you usually sign your name with '--', this time I'm guessing you accidentally pressed shift and it came up like '__'. Just saying, not a big thing. TheBestZebra 02:40, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Ha ha ... You are right. I noticed after clicking on Save page, but it was eleven o' clock here in the UK and I still had to walk my dog before retiring.

What time zone are you in? -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 08:26, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm in the Central Time Zone (of the US), which I think is UTC -6. So when it was 11:00 where you live, it was about 6 o'clock here. TheBestZebra 20:57, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Well, tonight I have just got back in from my walk, and it is half past eleven. Well done, I see that you have added the time and date. -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 22:33, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for not replying, I've had a very busy weekend, because I went to a swim meet on Friday, Saturday, and I'm going to one today, too. One thing is for sure: it isn't half past eleven anymore (wait, that rhymes)! TheBestZebra 13:49, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Which stroke do you prefer, and do you swim in the Lake? -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 22:53, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
Swimming as in swim meets -- my favorite stroke is freestyle, I have the 2nd best time in the state (for people aged 10 & Under) in the 100 Freestyle. Of course, I occasionally swim in a lake, but only in the summer. TheBestZebra 2:46, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
We don't have that expression over here, so I looked it up: and found this. -- Gareth Griffith-Jones (talk) 13:35, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

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Color overkill[edit]

Please do not color player rosters like you did here. Red-coloured links will easily get mistaken for redlinks. --bender235 (talk) 13:27, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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