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I can't belive that no one has welcomed you....well, a bit late, but Welcome to Wikipedia!! anyway --AstroNomer
Hmph, you only welcomed me after I gave the secret handshake by pointing out that the ST was called ST before it was renamed HST... thus revealing my educational background.
- Well, not exactly, but rather I noticed you by your editing of an article in which I had done something. And I remembered seeing your name long before in the RecentChanges, so it amazed me that no one had greeted you. The secret handshake helped, though ;) --AN
Hey Lindahl-san. I'd like to respectfully say that I thought your comment to Ed Poor on Falsifiability/Talk ("You could always read a book about the history of science, and then write the definition yourself.") was a little rough. Ed is no Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, but neither am I, and he seems to be trying. Have a good one. - Later. Ok, he's trying to bug you. I guess you two will have to sort it out.
- Lack of knowledge is fine. Writing articles about things you don't understand, and know you don't understand, and are being repeatedly corrected about, is a different thing. Reading a book can be a far faster method of educating yourself than editing pages on Wikipedia.
Luckily for me, I did not insert my proposed change. Imagine my embarassment, if I had to take it out after an error like this! Ed Poor
- Wait, don't tell me, apparently a statement with no content whatsoever... wait, I think I can get this... yeah, must be SARCASM! Or just meaningless. No, I can't tell. I give up, which one? GregLindahl
Neither. It's a form of expression known to hackers as ha, ha, only serious. Ed Poor
- Gee, now you're a "hacker". What is this world coming to?
[How come my summaries often disappear off of Recent Changes?]
This happens to me, too. My guess has been that it happens when I save something with a summary, and then save again without a summary. "No summary" overwrites summary if executed within a few minutes. Not sure if this is true or helpful -- see if the admins respond.
Re summaries: UseModWiki usually combines all the changes on a given page on one line of Recent Changes. So, once someone else makes a change to that page, that person's name and summary is the only one shown. You'll notice that Larry edited Free software/Talk right after I did, and that bumped my summary off too. --STG
- Actually, it is part of the preferences if you are shown only the last change. or all the changes to a given article. The default is only the most recent, but you can change it (and multiply by a few your recent changes page)--AN
Greg, why do you persist in attacking Taw everywhere I look? Even if your allegations are true, it is also true that summaries and pages like NPOV are not places where I expect to find inflammatory rhetoric. Perhaps you two could duke it out on your personal pages? -- Taral
Jimbo and Larry seem to have approved of Taw's actions, so apparently it's Wikipedia policy. I don't care about duking anything out with anyone, I just want him to stop deleting things if he thinks nobody believes them. GregLindahl
An acceptable position, to me anyway. On the "original" wiki, it is (if I recall correctly) general policy that people should not disagree by deleting (hence why I only bracketed your contribution to NPOV instead of deleting it). Maybe Taw would like to comment? -- Taral