Wikipedia talk:Assume clue

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Examples Cited[edit]

The examples cited are not easy to understand and most people will not get it unless they know the history of the topics being cited. I recommend using simpler analogies SoFullofHell 14:29, 10 March 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sbohra (talkcontribs)

That was a lovely story[edit]

AGradman / talk / how the subject page looked when I made this edit 06:05, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

If you want to talk about a Bavarian castle, say so[edit]

What's the point? That Editor A is okay for being so unclear as to discuss castle architecture without mentioning which castle he's talking about? That's he's okay for accusing people of "bad faith" and "incivility" instead of trying to understand that Editor B doesn't understand what Editor A is talking about, because Editor A never made that clear? Editor B could have behaved better, but Editor A was unclear, and chose to get in a fight instead of clarifying. Certainly rambling about architecture when the other editors don't know what the hell you're talking about is useless.--Prosfilaes (talk) 00:45, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

The point, I beleive, is that B wandered into an article and started being condescending for no good reason.At any rate, Its a great story.75* 18:16, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Not very clear[edit]

  • Someone referred me to this "essay" and I honestly had to read it twice just to get what it was saying. If the point is to assume good faith, then it should be made a bit more clearly. ... But what I really think is happening is that the author of the essay wants readers to assume knowledge, not good faith. It's difficult to assume knowledge -- we just have to assume good faith & test the waters as we go in conversation. In the dialog presented as an essay, neither Editor A nor Editor B clearly stated what they were talking about in the conversation. .... I guess I'm agreeing with Prosfilaes above. Anyway, it looks like this essay was written to make a point, but since it doesn't do it very clearly, can someone please clean this essay up, or delete it, or something? --Lquilter (talk) 20:43, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
  • This is in fact a strange essay, the point can be exemplified (which it is, badly, because in there "B" just seems condescendent), but it must be explained. I don't think this adds anything useful, even if it was improved, it could most certainly be merged with other essays. As such, this article should be deleted. JMCF125 (talk) 17:08, 16 April 2013 (UTC)