Hello there Zippy, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you ever need editing help visit Wikipedia:How does one edit a page and experiment at Wikipedia:Sandbox. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions or how to format them visit our manual of style. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. BTW, nice work on the Fucked Company article. I further "wikified" it. Cheers! --maveric149
Please don't create pages that only have an external link. See What Wikipedia is not. --mav
Hi there & welcome; here's a neat trick: If you want to sign something you wrote on a talk page, just type three tildes (~~~), and that will be replaced by a signature. Four tildes and you also get the date & time. Cheers --Eloquence 00:49 Jan 31, 2003 (UTC)
Re: Osama bin Laden, I think the last (current) version is much more accurate than what we had before and I don't plan on editing it further. Sorry to be such a pest, DanKeshet 19:26 Feb 4, 2003 (UTC)
Congratulations, you have just been made a sysop! You have volunteered for boring housekeeping activities which normal users sadly cannot participate in. Sysops basically can't do anything: They cannot delete pages arbitarily (only obvious junk like "jklasdfl,öasdf JOSH IS GAY"), they cannot protect pages in an edit war they are involved in, they cannot ban signed in users. What they can do is delete junk as it appears, ban anonymous vandals, remove pages that have been listed on Votes for deletion for more than a week, protect pages when asked to by other members, and help keep the few protected pages there are, among them the precious Main Page, up to date.
Note that almost everything you can do can be undone, so don't be too worried about making mistakes. You will find more information at Wikipedia:Administrators, please take a look before experimenting with your new powers. Drop me a message if there are any questions or if you want to stop being a sysop (could it be?). Have fun! --—Eloquence 01:34 28 Jul 2003 (UTC)
It's not that "survived" is so wrong, it just gets added so often right after someone dies and the obit is a source of info on them. Months later, it seems subtly wrong, so I figured, why wait<G>? BTW, why is it such a mystery what kind of cancer Mr. Hines died of? Nothing I've seen so much as breathes a word.... -- Someone else 08:13, 18 Aug 2003 (UTC)
--- Thank you for your complement. SH
18.104.22.168 is almost certainly a recurrence of User:TheStick, who is under a hard ban (same MO and IP range). I'd recommend keeping the block until such time as this user might show up under another address, there are no legitimate edits from this IP as far back as early last May. - Hephaestos 02:09, 25 Aug 2003 (UTC)
When someone makes a comment on the text of an article, but incorrectly makes it on the article itself, the best thing to do, in my experience, is to move that text to the talk page. Just reverting them without comment will, I fear, just frustrate people and lead them to vandalism.
Perhaps I'm missing some wider picture? Martin 09:47, 27 Aug 2003 (UTC)
- Ahh - I missed that you reverted him after he'd vandalised Catholicism, right?
- It's unfortunate that there's no easy way to tell people that their content has been moved, not deleted. User talk pages aren't giving the "you have new messages" text, and newcomers might not even realise the talk page is there.
- Maybe we should leave a brief clue in the page itself? (comment moved to talk:catholicism) or some such? It's a tricky one. Martin 12:46, 27 Aug 2003 (UTC)
I originally left this comment on Heine's page but he keeps deleting it, so in case you didn't see it while it was there; I left the talk page unprotected for him to respond as I thought it was important that details of his previous vandalism were visible, but your choice. Angela 02:30, 31 Aug 2003 (UTC)