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2008-02-17 18:40:39   Welcome to the Wiki. Wow, that was an impressive restructuring of Music Teachers. Thanks for the effort. —JasonAller


2008-11-01 20:24:57   I took MAT 21B from you in Winter 2006. It's nice to see you make such substantial contributions to the wiki. If I remember correctly, you had a really awesome recumbent. Still riding it? —WilliamLewis


2008-11-01 20:26:34   I have a different recumbent now which is even more awesome. Anyway thanks for your interest. If you can help with the Bicycle Hazards page, that would be great. —GregKuperberg


2008-11-04 14:37:27   There are a couple ways to fix it, but the best way would involve using the [[Address()]] macro so the points you're highlighting in the entry map automatically via Google Maps and the upcoming new mapping system. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards


2008-12-05 21:22:06   Thanks for all of your recent edits. Please Remember to Preview, and also to try to not remove links. The edit to Froggy's for example removed the link to The Paragon. —JasonAller


2008-12-05 22:04:11   But the Paragon is a dead link and a dead establishment.


2008-12-05 22:41:11   The only reason the link was "dead" is that no one has yet created a page for the Paragon. There is an entire page devoted to listing all of the wanted pages on the wiki. —JasonAller


2008-12-05 22:51:35   Is it important to create a page for a bar that's been gone for five years? I'm not understanding this.


2008-12-05 22:57:58   Capturing history is important to some wiki users. Thus departed businesses and other pages like history. —JasonAller


2008-12-06 15:00:00   In general, the wiki is a resource about Davis, a town that includes many many years worth of people, places and things that no longer exist. Some editors are slowly working through adding historical entries devoted to things from decades (or just years) ago. There's plenty of room. —JabberWokky


2008-12-06 15:13:32   Okay, capturing history is important. But a better system would be to use searches to see what to link when you make a new page, than to keep a lot of dead links.

As for preview, the "quick edit" feature is much easier for me when I edit long pages. But it has no preview feature.


2008-12-06 15:41:36   1) If you remove the last dead link to something, does it then disappear from the wanted page?

2) I would be quite happy to preview and even happier to notate some of my changes. But this is really more difficult to do in the WikiSpot software than it is in MediaWiki. Although even then, I'm never going to be all that great with these practices, because I have an ingrained habit of fiddling with text.


2008-12-06 15:34:43   By the way, don't feel anybody is picking on you or telling you you're wrong. We're just trying to work with you. Y'know — the whole "editors working together". The wiki has various tools and traditions that have evolved over the years. Now that you're editing so much (which is appreciated!), you're just now part of the incessant editor back and forth. Looking back on the comments you have gotten, I just didn't want you thinking everybody is being down on you. The comments you've gotten are intended to be practical feedback about how things have worked out and how most other editors work together. So don't feel shy about explaining your rationale or asking "why do people do it this way?". Often (like with the Wanted Pages entry), there are wiki tools that have shaped how people edit so that other editors can collaborate with them. We're all just working together. Once again, thanks for jumping in with all the editing! —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards


2008-12-14 12:26:13   The formatting on the tragic events page is rather hard to read at the moment. Maybe the descriptions could be indented? —IDoNotExist


2008-12-14 13:01:12   Greg, I saw your comment on Tragic Events and agree about the short forms versus full names. When I start playing with the page again, I'll adjust as needed. —DavidRobinson


2008-12-14 18:58:50   Greg, Although civil dates in this country are given in the form of month, day, and year, the genealogical convention is to go from the smallest increment to the largest—day, month, and year. That is the style accepted by the NEHGS and the NGS. I didn't change any event dates on the Tragic Events page from the conventional format, since that's what most people expect and are used to, just the birth and death dates. I take it you found that problematical? —DavidRobinson


2008-12-14 20:52:38   I don't feel strongly about "January 7, 1980" versus "7 January 1980". My suggestion is the former because (1) it's easier for me to read, not entirely sure why; and (2) it's a standard (not necessarily the standard) for Wikipedia biographies, at least for biographies of Americans. The format "1980-01-07" is really significantly more difficult to read and I don't see that it makes sense in the main text, even though it isn't too bad in the comments section.

What I do care about rather more is to have a shorter title for each entry in Tragic Events. But maybe we're all in agreement on that one.


2010-03-13 18:57:50   Hey, I just made an entry for Good Neighbor Lawn Care, if you have anything to add or correct. —JabberWokky


2010-06-25 11:19:24   The part about the salary was not very crude but actually neutral and it described how others are paid more. Why delete it? —hankim


2010-06-25 11:38:32   Hey, Greg... I created Linda Katehi/Talk to discuss the content on the entry about Ms. Katehi. I'm not sure why removing the historical note makes sense (presumably it will fade in prominence as she does more as a chancellor and that is added to her entry). —JabberWokky


2010-08-01 00:27:04   used as a pun no doubt? Marketplace ups died... it's a bit early brah —StevenDaubert


2010-12-05 17:12:03   On your easement comment, I'm not sure if you were being witty/cynical/funny or that you really don't know what an easement is. So bear with me. A crossing is a physical thing. An easement is a legal right to be on someone else's property. There are a couple of different ways that a lawyer could argue that the public has an easement on UP's property and that the UP does not have a right to block them. —JimStewart


2011-01-11 18:59:48   Law != real world

you stick to your guns on the fence issue so tightly that I think your just trolling... —StevenDaubert


2011-12-30 02:08:11   That set of entries is probably the most rearranged on the wiki. —JabberWokky


2011-12-30 07:51:03   I'm impressed with your commitment to those pages. Have you considered using table formating to better line up the 'month' 'day' 'year' 'name' columns? Aesthetically, it'd look nice/clean. An example:

May 29, 2011 steven spielberg
June 28, 2011 Bobby
December 29, 2011 GregKuperberg
December 30, 2011 Edwins

EdWins


2011-12-30 09:22:31   Yeah, that makes more sense spacing wise. The above example looks a bit odd! Two columns would [WWW]look like this.

Could probably copy everything to a word document, and do a few 'replace all.'
* to ||
[h to ||[h
] to ]||
should cover placing the formatting for each line, I think, pretty quickly.
EdWins


2012-06-01 20:44:01   Little Freudian slip there. :-) —CovertProfessor


2012-06-02 09:56:25   What you have for SG now is fine. —CovertProfessor


2012-06-07 17:19:16   Yes on both counts. Perhaps chime in on the Talk page so that your view is more widely known. —CovertProfessor


2012-06-13 20:59:44   It's fishy to me too, but it's a better tactic then making new troll accounts and vandalizing the wiki out of spite. I'm willing to let it slide. —ES


2012-06-15 08:35:50   The LWolk account is gone, and there is nothing to indicate that the W in ScarlettW is a Wolk. Time to move on. —CovertProfessor

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