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Hi

How do you make an organized talk page?

WP:TALK has some good instructions for talk pages. Might want to start there. If you need any more help, let me know on my talk page, or just re-use the helpme template. ---J.S (T/C) 02:22, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

New User Page

Ok, I'm setting up a new user page for you. When it's finished, just fill out the details and enjoy! :) ---J.S (T/C) 03:09, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Ok, the base is done. Just needs some info and whatever else you want to throw into it.:) ---J.S (T/C) 03:25, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Done...

Same code I use. How's it look? ---J.S (T/C) 03:49, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page

When a talk page gets realy long, it's common practice to move parts of that page into sub-pages. That makes finding more important information alot easyer. You can check out the help age for archiveing at Wikipedia:How to archive a talk page. Alot of article-talk pages do this. ---J.S (T/C) 04:07, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Adminship

Yeah, I sure am. Thanks for the support! :) ---J.S (T/C) 15:28, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, just contribute quality edits and play nice and eventually you can either nominate yourself or someone else will nominate you. I'd suggest getting at-least 4 months of experience here. I've was here for a year before I was nominated. ---J.S (T/C) 17:22, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
You can read more about edit counts here: Wikipedia:Edit count. ---J.S (T/C) 17:26, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

No problem

No problem. I just don't usually like using templates like that on my talk page. Prefer a less-cluttered look. *shrug* ---J.S (T/C) 17:51, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

{{TOCright}}

Done. Looks like you removed it on accident. ---J.S (T/C) 17:58, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

I need an admin

Admins please click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Introduction&diff=92738173&oldid=92734322

Hi. You don't need an admin to revert vandalism, you can easily do it youself :) Just click on the last version without vandalism and edit it. Don't do any changes to it, or just insert a blank line at the bottom of the page, and add an edit summary, and everything is fixed. If you feel it's necessary, you can also add a warning to the talkpage of the user who did it, such as {{test}} :) Bjelleklang - talk 18:56, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
This IP won't stop vandalizing! The got a last warning and broke that too! Please checkout their talkpage for proof!
Okay the IP has been vandalising frequently...If the IP vandalises again place {{Subst:test4}} on their talk page and if it vandalises again add the IP name here and follow the instructions on the page. — Seadog 19:29, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
This IP belongs to a school; jokes and experiments are common from schools. I have blocked it for 1 month, anonymous only so registered users can still edit. —Centrxtalk • 19:32, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedians

Hi! Is there a place where you can just talk 2 wikipedians and just converse?

AIM, a messgeboard, e-mail... not really other than your talk page (but that is frowned upon when it is all you contribute or makes a great deal of your contributions). Cbrown1023 23:42, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:IRC. —Centrxtalk • 00:00, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

is there a list of new wikipedians?

There is a log of newly created accounts, [1], but this does not necessarily indicate whether they are going to be productive editors. Many people create accounts as a test or to store preferences for simply reading. —Centrxtalk • 00:00, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

is there a list of all wikipedians?

I do not believe so, try going here WP:EDIANS There are a bunch of differnt listings of wikipedians there. Charlie Da Tuna 00:36, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
Special:Listusers - That is the entire list. Over a million accounts, so it's not realy a usefull list. :) ---J.S (T/C) 17:58, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Permission

{{helpme}} How do I get permission to use a picture from a website?

This page has some instructions on that: Wikipedia:Example requests for permission ---J.S (T/C) 17:56, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
If the work is not in the public domain, not available under fair use, or is not licensed under a usable license (see here), you will have to contact the owner. There are standard letters/email you can send. Unless am image is licensed under the GFDL, in the public domain, or can be used through fair use, it will be removed from Wikipedia for legal reasons. --sony-youth 18:02, 9 December 2006 (UTC)



Helping Others

{{helpme}} Are registered users, not admins allowed to help other people with the {{helpme}} template? I have already. WikiMan53 T/C 02:15, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Yes! anyone may answer the {{helpme}} questions, I'm not an admin (yet) and I have been answering them for months :) Brian | (Talk) 02:23, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! I got nominated for adminhip earlier today :) Brian | (Talk) 02:34, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

This Guy Has Gone Too Far

{{helpme}} This guy needs to be blocked Proof: here and here.

Another guy Izzymeckler, needs to be blocked.

Instead of using helpme, post there details here Brian | (Talk) 03:34, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Regarding your edit to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism:

Your recent edit to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism (diff) was reverted by automated bot. The edit was identified as adding either vandalism or link spam to the page. If this revert was in error, please contact the bot operator. Thanks! // VoABot II 03:41, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Not vandilism, perfectly relivent edit.

Admin

{{helpme}} Do you think I would have a chance running for admin? If not why?

Everyone has a chance, but usually the community looks for people who have > 6 months and usually >1,500 edits (you only have 190 atm), keep trying; you'll get there one day i'm sure. See WP:ADMIN for info on administrators, and WP:RfA for info on becoming one. — Deon555talkdesk 00:27, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Article Creation

How do you start an article/sub article? WikiMan53 T/C edits 03:52, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Read this. I think it will help you a lot. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 03:56, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

2007

Please don't add yourself to Wikipedia articles. User:Zoe|(talk) 04:25, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

VAndalism

This edit is inappropriate. As are most of the edits you have made tonight. I don't know why you're going on a vandalism spree tonight, but you had better stop now, or you will be bglocked from editing. User:Zoe|(talk) 04:27, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

{{helpme}} I don't mean to be vandalizing! What have I done and can I fix my wrong doing? I want whats best for Wikipedia WikiMan53 T/C edits 15:33, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, it's basically prohibited to remove other people's comments from a discussion page. Please don't do that. Respond if you must, or, at very most, strike out the person's comments (though this is usually frowned upon too). Also, adding yourself to a list of famous birthdays is not appropriate, and removing a link to a school site that can easily be found on google for "security reasons" is rather silly. That's all I can see at the moment. Also, could you please sign your posts? Thanks. -Patstuarttalk|edits 15:08, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
{http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pork&diff=prev&oldid=94644866 This] isn't vandalism? User:Zoe|(talk) 05:24, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Retirement

Back from retirement. Obviously not for me WikiMan53 T/C edits 17:48, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

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Help req

{{helpme}}

How do you add a message to everyone talk at once?
It would be extremely difficult, long, tedious, and pointless. Although, if you have a reason, time, patience and a point, you would most likely look at AutoWikiBrowser (you need 500 mainspace edits and no vandalism etc), and making a bot [so it can run faster, and without flooding recent changes]. But it's quite pointless, and you would prolly get blocked for it, as it would most likely be seen as spam. Important notices often go at the top, like where the Donations notice is, or on the main page / community portal. — Deon555talkdesksign here! 04:45, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Friends

Yes, I would like to be friends with you. Thanks for the smile and invitation to be friends. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 17:21, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

logged on

Is there a link to Currently logged on Wikipedians? WikiMan53 T/C edits 23:04, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

No, such a concept would be pretty meaningless, I hven't logged in/out in weeks. --pgk 23:09, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Would I

Would I have a chance running for admin?

Personally, I would not think so. Try back in 6 months, with a few thousand edits. I've removed your helpme request, to request help again. Add the template. You can also check with Editor Review to see if you might meet the qualifications of a sysop. Somitho 00:30, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Well to be quite honest, not in a near future I am afraid :). Being an Administrator is a lot of power, but even more responsibilities. That is why there is so few administrators in Wikipedia. You should get involved into Wikipedia fur much more time before thinking of applying for adminship. You know, you don't need to be an admin to participate to Wikipedia (I for example am not an admin and don't consider requesting adminship in a near future). I hope I didn't turn you down too much with my answer :) -- lucasbfr talk 00:35, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

{{helpme}} The above link is broken

fixed :) -- lucasbfr talk 00:37, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

How do you nominate someone for adminship?

Just follow the instructions at WP:RFA. But it could be a good idea to check with the user you want to nominate first ;) Bjelleklang - talk 00:48, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Is there anything I can do?

is there anything I can do to make the Wiki a better place?

Well, you can always have a look at WP:RA if you'd like to write new articles, or for example Category:Wikipedia articles needing style editing. Bjelleklang - talk 00:47, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

RFA

How do I get people to see my RFA here? WikiMan53 T/C edits 00:09, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

It's been done, removing {{helpme}}. By the way, please, pleease, withdraw the RfA. -Amarkov blahedits 00:50, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Request for Adminship

It is my regretful task to inform you that I have closed your request for adminship early as unlikely to achieve consensus. Please do not be discouraged; a number of users have had their first RfA end without consensus, but have been promoted overwhelmingly in a later request. Please continue to make outstanding contributions to Wikipedia, and consider requesting adminship again in the future. You may find Wikipedia:Guide to requests for adminship helpful in deciding when to consider running again. If I can be of any help to you, please do not hesitate to ask. Essjay (Talk) 01:36, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

GA/FA nominations

WP:FA, and WP:GA. Candidates are nominated at WP:FAC and WP:GAC. -Royalguard11(Talk·Desk·Review Me!) 21:46, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Permission

How do you get permission from a website to put their material on Wikipedia?

You ask them! See WP:COPYREQ for more info. -- zzuuzz (talk) 23:59, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Edit conflict. Here's a basic primer:

Please see Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission. To quote from the introduction,

To use copyrighted material on Wikipedia, it is not enough that we have permission to use it on Wikipedia alone. That's because Wikipedia itself states all its material may be used by anyone, for any purpose. So we have to be sure all material is in fact licenced for that purpose, whoever provided it.

Do not ask a copyright holder for permission for the use of an image specifically on Wikipedia. If you upload an image based on special permission alone, it will be tagged with Template:Copyrighted and deleted. Generally, a requisite for an image to be on Wikipedia is that is that image can be used anywhere, in any context. If the copyright holder won't allow you to copy that image to a personal website, don't use it on Wikipedia.

However, you can get the copyright holder to change the license of that image to GFDL or CC, specifically CC-by-SA. If the license is already that, don't ask to upload it; you can without permission. (Exception: if a Creative Commons image is not allowed to be modified and then redistributed, it may not be uploaded to Wikipedia. See CC-by-ND)

You can email the holder of the copyright, however, to get them to change the license, if the current license doesn't allow use on Wikipedia, or if it is unclear. Simply emailing the copyright holder is not enough to merit use on Wikipedia. The license, and accepted uses, has to be public.

One thing to note: Suppose that an image is copyrighted, or licensed under CC-by-ND. If that image is cover art, an image of a team or corporate logo, an image of stamp or currency, promotional material, a film or television screen shot, a screenshot from software products, a painting and other work of visual art, or a publicity photo, you may be able to use it. Read WP:FU for more information, and specifically see Wikipedia:Fair use#Images.

In both cases (fair use and GFDL/CC), you must specify the license under which the copyright holder licensed the image, and the source of the image, when you upload it.

If you have any more question, please contact me on my talk page. Gracenotes T § 00:30, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

RFA

Why when I opposed Black Jack's RFA did it say that I was opposer # 19 but in the stats it still said 16/18/10 or 18 opposes?

The list items (the !votes) are numbered automatically, but the tally at the top has to be manually updated. -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:04, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
I have no idea, but I don't see why not. Just make sure you count correctly ^^ —Keakealani 02:11, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, but be a little careful if there are votes which have been excluded or shouldn't be counted for some other reason. If you look at the history of the relevant RfA, you will see people using an edit summary of 'tally'. It is often best just to update the tally when you are making some other edit, such as when you are casting your !vote - but they can be updated at any time, especially if you forgot to do it previously ;) -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:13, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Please check this page

Please check this page

Bit harsh don't you think? Usually we let people practice in the sandbox without much interference - I can't say I have ever heard of any user getting a warning for a sandbox edit. Even if their edit was REALLY bad then a simple removal or reset should be fine. Try and remember not to bite the newbies. -- zzuuzz (talk) 02:46, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
Wikiman53: also see WP:CENSOR. Wikipedia is not censored for minors. 70.39.3.136 didn't do anything wrong; he/she was just testing to see if Wikipedia really worked, and if he/she could actually edit this thing. The course of action to perform in this case might be to add {{subst:welcomeip}} to this user's user page. Or to not do anything at all. You can't go wrong by assuming good faith, and new editors are always great! :) Thanks for reading. Gracenotes T § 04:16, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

tips...

There isn't much tips. You will learn as you go along your way. When you reach around 3000 edits, you will have learned enough from experience, and from other users ;) AQu01rius (User • Talk) 04:51, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi!

Hi I am in middle school too! What grade are you in? Leave a message on my talk page! WikiMan53 T/C edits 23:26, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

For security reasons on internet, etc etc I'd prefer not to say my exact age and year level on the internet, but thanks for looking at my Userboxes- I didn't think many people did! As I live in Australia I might be in a different middle school than other countries, though, so I can't really give an accurate answer. Anyway, how are you going? CattleGirl talk | e@ 05:12, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

In reply

In response to " Please listen to Mina Lisa. Respond on my talk this is your LAST WARNING STOP":-

There is no one by the name of Mina Lisa talking to me. Your threat about me listening to some fictional charecter is anything but assuming good faith. I do appreciate the comic effect though.

As for the attempted warnings. Do not resort to threats and try being specific on what exactly is the issue you're trying to bring to my attention next time. Naming fictional "Mina Lisa"s is not going to help.

And be sure to refer to Wikipedia:Civility too.

Good Day.

Freedom skies 07:15, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Adoption

By the way, I see that you've expressed an interest in being adopted- would you like me to adopt you? Just reply at my talk page if you're interested- CattleGirl talk | e@ 10:08, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Mac Davis

How did Mac Davis make a currently online thing seen here? I don't see how when I looked at the edit this page. WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 17:52, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

It's a template, which I personally think is a waste of time. The template code is located in here: User:Nishkid64/StatusChange2. All you do is place {{User:Nishkid64/StatusChange2|OMG}} on your userpage when your on, and {{User:Nishkid64/StatusChange2|OMG2}} when you are off. AQu01rius (User • Talk) 18:04, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

2 Things

What does moral support mean? One more questions: I think my things are over 30 days why aren't they archived?

Information about moral support can be here. Looks like the oldest entry on you talkpage is from December 7, which was only 29 days ago. -AMK152 18:23, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

my archive is at 14 days. Why isn't it archived? WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 18:25, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Werdnabot comes around every 6 hours to archive talk pages. You'll have to wait a while for archival.--Ed ¿Cómo estás? 18:49, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

VP

I downloaded VandalProof and I am not on the user list. Can I get on it?

Register here: User:AmiDaniel/VP/Approval -AMK152 19:09, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

VP..Again

Can someone approve me for vandalproof?

Welcome to Esperanza!

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Welcome, WikiMan53, to Esperanza! As you might know, all the Esperanzians share one important goal: the success of this encyclopedia. Within that, we then attempt to strengthen the community bonds, and be the "approachable" side of the project. All of our ideals are held in the Charter, the governing document of the association.

Now that you are a member you should read the guide to what to do now or you may be interested in some of our programs. You can support editors who have encountered any stress from their Wikipedia events, and are seeking to leave the project. So far, Esperanza can be credited with the support and retention of several users. We will send you newsletters to keep you up to date. Also, we have a calendar of special events, member birthdays, and other holidays that you can add to and follow.

In addition to these projects, several more missions of Esperanza are in development, and are currently being created at Esperanza/Proposals.

If you have any other questions, concerns, comments, or general ideas, Esperanzian or otherwise, know that you can always contact our administrator general Natalya by email or talk page. Consider introducing yourself at the Esperanza talk page! Alternatively, you could communicate with fellow users via our IRC channel, #wikipedia-esperanza (which is also good for a fun chat or two :). If you're new to IRC, you may find help at an IRC tutorial. I thank you for joining Esperanza, and look forward to working with you in making Wikipedia a better place to work!

Ed ¿Cómo estás? 19:49, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

VP 3

Can someone sign me on the user list please? for VP

Okay, you already added yourself to User:AmiDaniel/VP/Approval. Now you just have to wait for yourself to be approved by one of the VP moderators.

I don't think you will be approved however, because the page states that "new users with fewer than 250 mainspace edits will generally not be accepted.". You currently have 52. AQu01rius (User • Talk) 21:02, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

What are mainspace edits? WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 21:05, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Edits to actual articles. AQu01rius (User • Talk) 21:16, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
Namespaces are how pages on wikipedia are categorized. Namespaces include "User", "User_talk", "Wikipedia", "Wikipedia_talk", "Category", "Category_talk", "Image", "Image_talk", "Template", "Template_talk", "Help", "Help_talk". The default is "Main"; if you wish to link to a page in another namespace, just type the namespace and a colon. Such as: [[Wikipedia:3RR]] X [Mac Davis] (DESK|How's my driving?) 21:55, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Mac_Davis

Looks like you already have it, am I right? X [Mac Davis] (DESK|How's my driving?) 21:55, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Esperanza

Welcome to Esperanza! And thank you for helping me celebrate my first edit day! WikieZach| talk 21:59, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Just check out our different programs, and get involved in one! That reminds me, I have to join a program, too... -- P.B. Pilhet / Talk 04:17, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Monobook

{{helpme}} Can anyone add {{subst:navpop} to my monobook? I want to use popups

I'm not an admin, so I can't do that, (since only admins and you can change your own monbook) can do so but you should be able to do it yourself by editing User:WikiMan53/monobook.js. If that doesn't help, you can post a message at WP:AN or contact a currently online admin. –The Great Llamasign here 00:12, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Ah, you already tried. Try doing a hard refresh (instructions are at the top of your monobook). –The Great Llamasign here 00:13, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

{{helpme}} *What do popups do?

WP:POPUP has information on popups. You'll see them when you hover over links, if you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. J Di talk 00:25, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

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RE:Adoption

Sure, I would love if you adopted me! What grade are you in I'm in 7th. Respond here!, Thank You! WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 17:42, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

That's cool, I changed the Userbox on your userpage. You're a pretty experienced editor already- a wide experience, looking at your talk page. I'm open to any questions, just ask me on my talk page... and yeah. Talk to you soon- CattleGirl talk | e@ 07:47, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship

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WikiMan53/Archive 1

Thanks for your support on my successful Request for Adminship (final result 78 Support /0 Oppose / 1 Neutral) I have now been entrusted with the mop, bucket and keys. I will be slowly acclimating myself to my new tools over the next months. I am humbled by your kind support and would certainly welcome any feedback on my actions. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Once again, many thanks and happy new year! All the best, Asteriontalk 16:07, 27 December 2006 (UTC)


BlackJack

What time will this [RFA] be done? Also why didn't my page archive?

Bureaucrats remove RfA's it should have been closed so far, but it is upto the bureaucrats to close RfA's. You have to archive your page yourself or talk to Werdna about Werdnabot. Somitho 21:16, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Can you Review This?

I have been working on the article for, "Pathways Into Darkness" for a while and I think it is ready to move up from the "Start" class. Could you take a look at it for me? Thanks! White_Bishop 20:59, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

External Link in sig

Hey WikiMan! I'm just letting you know that you are violating a signature policy of having an external link in your sig (the edit count). I actually thought it was allowed, because it wasn't an external link to your site or something, but to the Wikimedia Foundation. I found out it didn't matter in my RFA, because I had the same link that you did (except to my username of course). Overall, just please take out the link to your edit count. Thank you! TeckWizTalkContribs@ 21:32, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

I've transfered this from my talk page, please keep the discussion on your page

Why can't Edit count be in my siggy? JW WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 21:49, 27 December 2006 (UTC) Respond on my talk WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 21:49, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:Sign your posts on talk pages#External links TeckWizTalkContribs@ 21:54, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Its not in external link though. Its from Wikipedia. WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 22:00, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Like I said, I thought it didn't count as an external link either, because though it was, it went to something associated with Wikipedia. However, it does count as an external link. It goes to Wikimedia, not Wikipedia, thats why you have a double arrow thing in your sig. TeckWizTalkContribs@ 22:04, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

How did you find out it was externam WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 22:06, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

I always knew it was external, I just thought it didn't violate the rules since it was associated with Wikipedia, versus linking to your myspace or something.
Another part of the concern about too many references to edit counters might be that I have read they are a drain on the servers. It becomes too tempting for people to click on it often and do a run on your edits if it's linked every time a user signs. Newyorkbrad 22:07, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Do I have to get rid of it? WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 22:11, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi. In answer to your "who are you" question, I'm just another editor who happened to see your question on TeckWiz's talkpage. I have my watchlist set to watch any page I've edited, and I had left him a message a few days ago, so I saw your note to him, and since I had some information to add I went ahead and added it. I'm sorry if I startled you. Regards, Newyorkbrad 22:13, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
"How do you have your watchlist watch everything you've edited?"
Click on "My preferences" in the line at the very top of the page. Then click on "Watchlist" and there will be a bunch of different features you can click to select. Note that if you do select "Watchlist pages I edit", the number of pages on your list will pile up pretty quickly, so once in awhile you might need to go through and de-select some when it's getting to be too many. Hope this helps. Newyorkbrad 22:18, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
You don't have to ask for forgiveness. I was new here and asking the same questions just a couple of months ago. As for the link to the edit counter, I'm not sure how strict anyone is being about the external link policy these days insofar as that specific type of link is concerned. If you're concerned you can ask at the help desk, WP:HELP, and see what they say. I know TeckWiz pointed out that it became an issue in his RfA so that means it bothered at least one person, but I couldn't say more than that. Newyorkbrad 22:25, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Responses

How do you know if a watched page has been changed and do you think this is vandalism? WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 22:30, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

First of all, let's continue this discussion in one place, here. I have your page watchlisted so we don't need to keep hopping back and forth.
In the left column of the screen you have the link to "My Watchlist." If you click on that, your list will come up and it will list the changes that have been made to your watched pages in the last couple of days. (If a page has had more than one change, it will list the last one.)
For your other question, I can't really tell what is the purpose of that page you created, so it's hard to tell what would be an appropriate or an inappropriate edit to it. Beyond that, I'm editing on my computer at my office, so based on the name of that particular website I don't think I'm going to click on it.
Remember, if you want to reply, the reply can go right below, not on my page. Newyorkbrad 22:36, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Can you have someone look at it? WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 22:38, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
I can look at it when I get home tonight, but what is the purpose of the page it was added to? Newyorkbrad 22:43, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

If you look at my user page you will see! Also do you use Vandal Proof? WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 22:45, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Um, I did a little research on that website. It is definitely not something that you want listed there and I have removed it. I also think that having an editable link of "useful websites" on your page is going to be almost a vandalism magnet and you probably should remove it.
I don't use Vandal Proof or any of the other special tools, just regular manual reverting when I come across a bad edit.
I know you are starting out as an editor and looking forward to editing Wikipedia. If I could make a suggestion, you should probably spend some time now working on actual edits to the articles in the encyclopedia, which is the most important reason we are here. Of course work against vandals is good too. Regards, Newyorkbrad 23:01, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
What other special tools? WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 23:40, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
I know there are a couple of others, but Vandal Proof is probably the most common. Now you're outside my area of expertise, though. Newyorkbrad 23:44, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Your VandalProof Application

Dear WikiMan53,

Thank you for applying for VandalProof! (VP). As you may know, VP is a very powerful program, and in fact the just released 1.3 version has even more power. Because of this we must uphold strict protocols before approving a new applicant. Regretfully, I have chosen to decline your application at this time. The reason for this is that at this time you do not meet the minimum requirement of 250 edits to mainspace articles (see under main here). Please note it is nothing personal by any means, and we certainly welcome you to apply again soon. Thank you for your interest in VandalProof. Prodego talk 16:54, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi! The link above, for "main" that Prodego left is broken. Can you fix it? WikiMan53 T/C edits Review Me! 02:11, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't see an issue. Somitho 02:31, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

The tool is down, but if you follow the link you will get to a tool that does work. I can't figure out where Prodego got the message from, so maybe ask them on their talk page and they might update the "main" link.--Commander Keane 02:37, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

IzzyMeckler

{{helpme}} Is IzzyMeckler blocked?

Doesn't look like it, No. Did s/he do something you think deserves blocking? If so, report him/her at The Admin's noticeboard. — Deon555talkdesksign here! 04:37, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Hi!

Please tell Strykerz that vandalism to my userpage and websites as he did here is unacceptable and i have used {{tpv}} on him. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by WikiMan53 (talkcontribs).

Hold on, I'm a bit confused. I think it was a good-faith edit- he probably got to your page through mine, and saw the 'edit this' link. Perhaps just say to him that you'd prefer that he didn't edit that page, and maybe remove the 'edit-this' link? It also said to add whatever you want on the page, so perhaps that's why he added a website. CattleGirl talk | e@ 05:23, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
But I had an adult look at it and it was an 18+ site. WikiMan53 T/C e@ 23:20, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Oh, ok, sorry, I didn't realise. I'll talk to him- CattleGirl talk | e@ 02:00, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
I put a note on his page. Sorry about that, I didn't see the name of the link. CattleGirl talk | e@ 02:11, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Werdnabot

Can someone set up Werdnabot to archive this every 14 days

I've got it. I'll set it up ASAP. alphachimp. 16:54, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
It has been set up. The next archive job should run sometime tomorrow around now. Hope that helps! alphachimp. 16:57, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser

Thank you for your recent application to use AutoWikiBrowser. Regrettably, I have declined your request as you do not have 500 mainspace edits. You are welcome to apply again at a later time. Feel free to contact me with any questions, alphachimp. 16:54, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Edit

Do you think my redirect here and then my 2 edits here were very useful?

Both look okay :) If you need feedback for an article, consider listing it at Wikipedia:Request for feedback. Bjelleklang - talk 22:19, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
(edit conflict while posting my response below) I didn't know that, I'll have to remember it. Newyorkbrad 22:28, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
I'll give you my opinion for whatever it's worth. The article about the school is generally a well-written article, especially since the article is just starting. One thing I would change is the last sentence, which is probably not written from a neutral point of view and should be changed. Remember, Wikipedia is an encyclopedia. A statement that might be good for school spirit at the pep rally is not the same as what an encyclopedia article about the school should say.
I don't know whether most of the article is in your own words, or if you quoted anything from sources. If you quoted anything more than a couple of sentences, make sure they are in the public domain. Otherwise there will be a copyright issue and you should rewrite anything you quoted into your own words. You should also mention in the article where you got the information from. You can do this in a "references" section at the bottom.
You should also be aware that an article about a middle school may be questioned on grounds of the notability policy. There is a constant debate on the articles for deletion pages about whether there should be an article about every middle and high school that anyone wants to write about. I think that in general such articles should be kept, but that isn't the unanimous mood of everyone on the site by a long shot, so if someone raises that issue, don't take it personally.
I'm not as sure that the redirect was useful, since I doubt there are many people, at least not many from outside the town where the school is, who would type in "Ordean" when they mean "Ordean Middle School." On the other hand, it isn't hurting anything, and I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Reading this again I typed much more than I meant to, but I hope it helps. Regards, Newyorkbrad 22:28, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

April Fool

May I have permission to change April Fools to this version somebody said I need permission.

Ah, No. Don't go doing that. Firstly, you're pretty much blanking almost the whole article to put that small amount of text in, plus it has a copyright notice atm :s. If you want to alter an article like that, leave a message on the talk page for example, Talk:April Fools' Day they might be okay with the article, but I would say don't do it. — Deon555talkdesksign here! 22:56, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

But as you may see I got Copyright permission. WikiMan53 T/C e@ 22:59, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

You still can't have "permission." You need to discuss such a major change on the talk page to determine the consensus. Also, the version you are pushing is unwikified.—WAvegetarian(talk) 23:00, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

How is it unwikified WikiMan53 T/C e@ 23:01, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

PS: the editor of thr current edit of april fools says I need permission

The version you linked to had no links in it. It was improperly formatted, i.e. not conforming to the Wikipedia:Manual of Style. It also contained none of the interlanguage links. You need to get consensus, not permission.—WAvegetarian(talk) 23:04, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Consensus

Whats consensus? WikiMan53 T/C e@ 23:13, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Roughly, informed agreement among most people. For something that isn't so terse, read WP:CONSENSUS.
How do I start a consensus? WikiMan53 T/C e@ 23:17, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Please read the page which has been linked to twice now called Wikipedia:Consensus. It should answer your questions. You need to start a discussion on the talk page. This will make sense after you read that page.—WAvegetarian(talk) 23:20, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Can you start a discussion? WikiMan53 T/C e@ 23:22, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
Generally, the proponents of ideas start discussions. Just make a section on the talk page. Be advised that you will never convince people to accept a complete rewrite for no good reason, though. -Amarkov blahedits 23:23, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
If you want to change something, write a little note on the talkpage, and if nobody has replied for a few days, carry out the edit. If other disagree, try to find a solution that everyone can live with! Bjelleklang - talk 23:26, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Edit

What is the {{help}} ? WikiMan53 T/C e@ 02:37, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

The help template tells many experienced users that you need help. If it is on your page, they are all going to come here asking how to help you. If you don't need help, you need to remove this section. It is kind of a disruption. X [Mac Davis] (DESK|How's my driving?) 02:41, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Yeah... So what do you need? ~ EdBoy[c] 02:43, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi

Can you make Werdnabot archive every 7days?

Done. -Amarkov blahedits 16:58, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

User space vs. article space

User pages and User talk pages all belong in the "user space". This is designated by the word User in front of the page, for instance User:WikiMan53. I noticed that you moved your User page to WikiMan53 in the main article space. This is not permitted, so I moved it back. Cheers. Dina 19:09, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Please

Will you adopt me? WikiMan53 T/C e@ 16:59, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

I thought I already did! I put the adopt template on your userpage.
How are you going, anyway? Judging from your talkpage, you seem to be doing well. Any problems so far? CattleGirl talk | e@ | sign! 01:56, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

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Usually if you just wait a minute or two, then try your edit again, it will go through. Newyorkbrad 00:44, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Page Moves

Do page moves count as mainspace edits?

It surely depends who's counting. They appear in your editing history in the main namespace, and I think the edit counters include them. -- zzuuzz (talk) 00:44, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
It depends what page you are moving and to where. If you move a page from one name in mainspace to another, it will show up as an edit to each article. But if you move a page in a different space, the edits will show up in that space instead. In any event, please don't move any pages unless you are very sure and have a good reason. A lot of people have gotten criticized and created extra work for others by moving pages around just on a whim. Not only does it surprise people who were looking for the page under the old name, but it also messes up all the redirects and stuff. If you think a page should be moved, you should suggest it on the talkpage of the page first and see what people think. Newyorkbrad 00:48, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Esperanza

When I edited Esperanza I noted this message:

A straw poll is in progress on this article's talk page about the inclusion of the Wikipedia Esperanza organization.

Until the poll is concluded, please DO NOT add the organization to this page.

How do I vote? WikiMan53 T/C e@ edits 00:57, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi there. What page was it on? Usually, Wikipedia doesn't like votes for anything (except ArbCom), but prefers discussion. Bjelleklang - talk 01:00, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
As you may know, Esperanza is a discontinued project within Wikipedia (the decision to discontinue it was made just a couple of days ago). I think the poll they are referring to is outdated now and I don't think you should spend much time worrying about it. But if you're still curious, it can be found on Talk:Esperanza. The issue being discussed is that normally a Wikipedia project isn't discussed on a mainspace page (technically, there is a negative attitude toward "cross-namespace redirects") and whether that should be overruled by other factors in this instance. Newyorkbrad 01:05, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Do you have a specific question? Esperanza was deleted after the discussion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:Esperanza, and you can see the reasons for deletion there. —Centrxtalk • 01:22, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

{{helpme|I am no longer an esperanzian then? :( }}

As it has been closed, there is no Esperanza, and hence no Esperanzians anymore. Bjelleklang - talk 01:29, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Esperanza as an organization no longer exists. Some of the programs are being continued on an individual basis. Was there a particular one that interested you? Newyorkbrad 01:45, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Page moving

I noticed you've been moving some pages. Please be aware that Wikipedia has some conventions when it comes to article naming. See WP:NAME. For instance, you moved Central High (Duluth, Minnesota) to Central Highschool. Both were actually not very good names, if you check the disambig page for Central High School you will see that tons of schools have this name. Please research page moves carefully in the future. I moved the article to Central High School (Duluth, Minnesota) Cheers. Dina 01:24, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

That was not a good move. The name of a team is not the name of a school. A common name of a school needs to be disambiguted by it's location. Please don't move that page again, or any other page, until you have read and understood WP:NAME. Cheers. Dina


There I fixed the page move! See here Respond ASAP WikiMan53 T/C e@ edits 01:32, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I believe that was a good move! WikiMan53 T/C e@ edits 01:39, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

You believe wrong, I'm sorry. Please read carefully the links I have supplied and stop moving pages. Dina 01:41, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Also, please be careful to check for any double redirects after moving a page. Bjelleklang - talk 01:44, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Please take the advice you've been given and stop moving pages. If you think a page should be moved, suggest it on the talkpage or ask someone you trust if it's a good idea. Newyorkbrad 01:46, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I have also reverted your move of East High School (Duluth, Minnesota) to East High and then East High School Grayhounds as they did not conform with Wikipedia's naming conventions. I also reverted your edits to that article as they were a copyviolation. Dina 02:03, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Page Deletions

How do I delete A usersubpage?

Simply tag it with {{db-author}}, and it'll be thrown in the line to be speedy deleted. -Amarkov blahedits 02:22, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
Please spend some small amount of time looking for your answer on Wikipedia before using {{helpme}}. These are simply volunteers answering your questions. For example, if you had simply done this search on Google, the answer is the first search result. You would have gotten the answer even if you had just searched for "How do I delete a user subpage?", the very question you ask here. —Centrxtalk • 02:25, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

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WikiMan53 T/C e@ edits 15:19, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

It was deleted as WP:CSD#G7, 'Author requests deletion'. So either another user made it by mistake and deleted it again, or an admin thought (possibly in error) that you'd asked for the deletion. I suspect that if you ask for it to be restored (the admin's noticeboard would be a good place), it would be restored, although as I can't see the content I don't know for certain. Hope that helps; feel free to put {{helpme}} back up if you have any more questions. --ais523 15:24, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

The reason given was csd g7 "author requests deletion". The page had a template on it that was close to {{db-author}} that you were just asking about above. Would you like the page restored without that template? Syrthiss 15:26, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

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How do I do work in the Mediation Cabal?

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Is this username, David r from meth productions approipriate? He is a member. WikiMan53 T/C e@ edits 18:19, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't see a problem with it, but you can check Wikipedia:Administrator's Noticeboard Somitho 19:59, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

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When it says a user is blocked indefinetly do they mean forever?

An indefinite block can be forever. For instance, in the case of a block-evading sockpuppet, it is definitely forever. However, they can be applied as indefinite unless the user promises to stop something, or the like. -Amarkov blahedits 23:06, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

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Is there any username warning templates?

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Grammar fix

Thanks for fixing the grammar at Martin Luther King, Jr. One problem, though: you altered the text of an original quote. So I reverted it; I hope that this is ok with you. See here for the original text of that speech. Martin Luther King Jr. never ever said

And so I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. My eyes have seen the Glory of the coming of the Lord!

He said,

And so I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the Glory of the coming of the Lord!

So changing grammar is a good thing unless it corrupts a quote. Of course, you may know of the use of [sic] for correcting mistakes. But his use of "mine" wasn't a mistake. It was intentionally archaic (to be like the KJV, I suppose). See Thou#Declension. Keep on editing! GracenotesT § 18:49, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

I think specifically Dr. King was quoting the first line of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, which in turn uses a biblical phrasing. In older usage, including that song, "mine" is used instead of "my" when the next word begins with a vowel sound, to flow more easily (sounds complicated, but we do the same thing today with "a" and "an"). Newyorkbrad 04:31, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

How're you going?

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WP:RFPP. Xiner (talk, email) 02:03, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Can someone help me request {{sprotect}} [[Central High School (Duluth, Minnesota}]]?

The instructions are on that page. —Centrxtalk • 02:52, 27 January 2007 (UTC)


Delete

Can some admin look here and here?

Speedy deletion requests are dealt with in due time. —Centrxtalk • 06:00, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Blah

Can someone please update this list? WikiMan53

Only VP Moderators can do that. You can't, and me too. Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk) on 20:08, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Any VP mods?
I don't think a {{helpme}} here will make that list any more likely to be updated. The VP mods are busy, but they get to the list when they can. I had to wait about 2 weeks before my request was looked at. I think being patient is the best way to go. You'll be notified if/when you are approved. —PurpleRAIN 23:54, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

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Can someone look at this and put it on my user page. please. Thanks! WikiMan53 (talk contribs count) Review Me! 14:44, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

There's more than one style there, so you'd have to choose one. More to the point, activity indicates are not automated; you have to change them manually whenever you log on/log off, so if you don't understand how to use the indicator there's not much point in having one. One way is to put {{user in}} in an appropriate place on your userpage, and change it to {{user out}} just before you log off (and back again just after you log on); but you should be sure that you can stick to such a system if you want to use it (for instance, this is why I don't use activity indicators). I hope that helps! --ais523 16:31, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Ais523 is right, of course. All of us sometimes forgot to update the indicator (me too many times ;-)). Anyway, apart from the status indicators that are there, have a look on my user page, I've also have a simple custom status indicator, made upon the Betacommand's one with some customisation. Drop me a line on my talk page if you want it. Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk) on 16:36, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Central High School (Duluth, Minnesota)/Timeline

The article you have created was the subpage of the main article, Central High School (Duluth, Minnesota) which is not so large. You can add those contents to the main page without using subpage. Those contents should be the part of the main article rather than having seperate article. Regards, Shyam (T/C) 18:28, 5 February 2007 (UTC)


February 2007

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. We invite everyone to contribute constructively to our encyclopedia. However, talk pages are meant to be a record of a discussion; deleting or editing legitimate comments, as you did at User talk:Kncyu38, is considered bad practice, even if you meant well. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk) on 18:46, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

deleting comments

Considering this: I will let you get away with it this time, but remember that it's not exactly polite to simply delete anything from another user's talk page. For the future, you may want to write down the following piece of advice: The reason things you say can become things you regret to have said is the very reason to think before saying them in the first place. Regards, Kncyu38 18:47, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

I just noticed your edit has been reverted by someone else. Fine as well. Kncyu38 18:47, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

I see

Thank you and I have withdrawn my application to vandalproff. Wooyi 21:21, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

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Thanks for taking the time and effort to nominate me to be an adminstrator. Sorry, but for now I'll decline your gracious nomination. I need more time (I've only been at Wikipedia for three months, and many !voters like to see at least six) and experience. Thank you again for your consideration. Happy editing! S.D. ¿п? § 23:16, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

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I was just wondering if u use Vandal Proof please respond on MY talk WikiMan53 (talk contribs count) Review Me! 23:23, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

No, I don't. Cheers! S.D. ¿п? § 12:29, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

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helpme

I recently got approved for VP and I clicked login and then verify and nothing happened why?

Vandalproof is not part of the core wikipedia software and beyond the scope of the {{helpme}} system. As per the message above you need to contact one of the moderators or ask on the discussion page for vandalproof. --pgk 23:07, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
I use IE 7 and the same thing happened. Supposedly it's common for IE 7 users. Xiner (talk, email) 23:16, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
As I said this is not part of the core software, and something I know little or nothing about. As the message above says, ask the person who posted it, or one of the other moderators or the discussion board. {{helpme}} is primarily for help editing wikipedia and although we try to help where we can, for more "specialist" issue you'll get a better and faster response by asking on the appropriate page. If I see one of the vandalproof moderators on IRC I'll ask them to take a look in, but I suggest you ask on the page pointed to above --pgk 23:18, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
pgk is right, but anyhow, I'm sorry I don't know what's wrong then. You may want to go to their troubleshooting/help page and see if anyone can help you there. I know other people that have problem running it. WP:AWB requires Windows .NET framework...VandalProof doesn't say it does, though. Xiner (talk, email) 23:32, 10 February 2007 (UTC)
VP is developed in VB6, not in .NET. It doesn't require anything except IE. It can work even on IE7 (tried myself) but on my pc it doesn't work, apart in a Ubuntu Virtual Machine (via Wine). I've already reported it to AmiDaniel, but I haven't got news. Sorry ;-) and Happy Editing by Snowolf(talk)C on 13:13, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the heads up, I totally over looked that. :] Pinkpineapple 17:13, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

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Red Links

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I looked at WP:RED But still don't know when to leave a redlink. Please help —Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiMan53 (talkcontribs)

Hi, WikiMan53. I might have a few pointers if you would be willing to let me know which words/phrases in which article(s) you are referring to? —XhantarTalk 20:14, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
Hi again, WikiMan53. I had a look at your editor review and am afraid I would have to agree with Wooty's comments regarding your removal of the redlinks at Cantons of the Maine-et-Loire department.
I think the This page in a nutshell paragraph at the top of WP:RED sums it up pretty well. The idea of redlinks is to point out words or phrases for which a corresponding article does not yet exist, but could and should be created—either by the original editor, or by another editor visiting the article. Such redlinks make it easy to create the relevant articles, by simply clicking on the redlink, which would take you directly to the "create a new article" page for the corresponding word or phrase.
The only time that redlinks would not be appropriate, is when the redlinked word or phrase is out of context with the article in which it is found, or when it points to an article that previously existed, but no longer does (because it was moved elsewhere, or deleted).
So to summarise:
  • If a redlink points to an article that was deleted and there is not much chance that it could or should be re-created again, it would be okay to remove the redlink;
  • If a redlink points to an article that was moved elsewhere, update the redlink so it points to the article's new location (in other words, change it from a redlink into a normal wikilink);
  • If a redlinked word or phrase is out of context with the subject of the article in which it is found, remove the redlink
To explain the last point above a little more:

The redlinks in this paragraph are of no use, because it wouldn't make sense to create new articles for these redlinked words or phrases. The redlinked words and phrases are not notable enough to exist as separate articles.

Another example:

If this paragraph was found in an article about the History of South Africa, it would be inappropriate to create redlinks for George W. Bush's favorite flavor ice cream or My dog fluffy, because it has nothing to do with the subject of the article in which it is found (i.e., the history of South Africa), and is therefore out of context.

I hope this helps! —XhantarTalk 12:22, 23 February 2007 (UTC)