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''2009-08-10 23:30:59'' [[nbsp]] Thanks so much for at least sticking a link on it . . . yeah. That's the least anyone could do, and that's what matters most. --["Users/ZacharyNorwood" ZN]

by_dave.jpgSummer 2008 selfportrait.jpgSelf portrait taken reflected off of ceiling. portrait.jpgTrundling across the wiki, if you listen late at night you can hear the whistle of the Aller Express sounding in the distance, slowly fulfilling all the sleeping wikizen's dreams of photo requests.

Davis is a good place to live if you don't take it too seriously. In light of that I keep an open request for constructive feedback.

While talking with a colleague recently I noticed that the feel of the conversation was more small town than any I've had in a long time. I thought about it for a while and most of what made the discussion feel that way was a result of [davis] It is the sharing of collective experience that humanizes not only our relationships with each other, but with our community as well. If no one else has started a wiki for your community or common interest group, you can go to [wikispot]wikispot and start one for free.

This wiki will only ever be as good as you are willing to make it. Please keep that in mind as you leave comments and edit. If you litter the wiki with poor behavior and deception it will only encourage more of the same and then ultimately everyone is denied what could have otherwise been a really nifty resource. Further thoughts on this.

I've been using the search function here more and more often because I know that I'll find what I'm looking for... or a reason to add a page.

Among the pages that I like are:

Yes, I'm fairly [gnome]Gnomish. I also maintained a [WWW]graph and [WWW]dataset tracking the growth of Davis wiki for a while.

I'm looking for a Life Size Statue of Bob Marley Healing a Blind Woman.

Old comments can be found in the comment archive


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2008-07-24 12:51:34   Thanks for the encouragement! You and Jabber have successfully talked me off the ledge. —Sankofa416

2008-07-25 12:45:08   Thank you very much for keeping on top of comment abuse. I really appreciate you stopping lisagoetz from editing/deleting my comments. Thanks for your hard work. —DaveCar

2008-07-26 21:19:28   Don't worry about need-for-content on BroodingHippie's profile. The original user died three years ago—I'm not certain whether BH's family uses the account to browse the wiki. It's a tribute more than anything. —JudithTruman

2008-07-27 13:09:32   Thank you for the greeting :) —Anja

2008-08-16 18:57:10   Probably a bit late now (eep!), but next time we could probably just run a script on the server to do the link -> user page link conversion. We've done it before with a few things when formatting changes. —PhilipNeustrom

2008-08-17 21:49:44   I've been seeing you fixing many broken links. Did something change that broke all of the links on the wiki? —IDoNotExist

2008-08-19 01:59:31   I have heard of spammers using tactics like this to get people's email addresses. I may have been a bit overzealous, but the all-caps, poorly-written, asking-for-emails set off my suspicions. Feel free to return the comments, I just felt that they didn't add to the page or the reviews in question. —JoePomidor

2008-08-24 12:39:50   what exactly do I do? change it from /stevendaubert to users/stevendaubert ? —StevenDaubert

2008-08-24 12:48:01   I will gnome it up here pretty soon, I just have to irl —StevenDaubert

2008-08-24 13:16:36   Thanks for taking time out for me. I have a particularly short fuse when it comes to this so I'll try not to let that get the better of me. How do I change my name anyway? —gager

2008-08-24 13:49:43   negative, I did read the lyrics though —StevenDaubert

2008-08-24 19:40:18   Jason, thanks a lot for the welcome and for salvaging my 1st try to create a representative page about my business ... I appreciate any hint that makes this platform even more useful and valuable to the people in Davis. Best regards, Hogan. —Hogan

2008-08-25 17:19:43   Thank you for all of your help. It means a great deal to me. Mike —gager

2008-08-25 17:35:39   just took a look at your graph of daviswiki pages. cool! whats up with that massive singularity where the graph jumps about a thousand pages in 1 day? (around 4/2007) —watson

2008-08-26 20:49:47   hey Jasaon, I seem to have mistakenly deleted the entire page when I was trying to delete a term in one of my edits long ago on the page (Tom Waltz) I don't know how to restore it. It was a mistake, honestly. I need help. —gager

2008-08-26 20:58:27   I was trying to erase a term that kept coming up in a search. sorry to be a pest and all but how would I do that?

2008-08-26 21:07:27   it is hidden. As I just responded to Daubert, I was kinda thinking that we could remove the term altogether? —gager

2008-08-26 21:14:35   I was trying to do that in the first place. Hopefully someone (me if it must be) would correct or educated the IFM that derrogatory terms are not tolerated in wikiland. I will try my inept editing skills once more. who knows, maybe I will one day be a wiki gnome. god forbid. —gager

2008-08-26 21:34:09   so far, this is the only site I've found that had a direct reference to my brother as such. I know that I must seem a bit of a pain in the ass to some people here. But I've found most to be understanding and compassionate. Simply, some people don't understand. Just as I might not understand the philosophies of some on this site. All I want is for my brother not to be referenced in a derogatory way. At All. I am way out of my leauge here in terms of editing and being savy to the wiki. I hope that the community sees this as the greater good. I appreciate the support. —gager

P.S. if you want to brush up on your editing skills, just tool around help on editing and focus a little bit on each subject per day (15 minutes, don't overload yourself) etc

2008-08-30 20:53:37   Dude, you're a link-fixing machine! —jefftolentino

2008-09-04 05:08:43   could it have been two people at the scene not able to use same account? -AsianguY + roommate (Joon) we call people who comment on others while not actually understanding the full situation "not knowing" as in "not" and "know(-ing)" form the dictionary. —Joon

2008-09-07 12:23:48   How many links are left to fix? —PhilipNeustrom

2008-09-07 13:42:05   Not that much better, really. I'm actually happier because I thought it was a funny joke. —BrentLaabs

2008-09-08 07:08:44   [WWW]You had asked... It's a pain to find, and I'm about to run out of my preferred brand. Sarah and I are trying our hand at making some in the next couple days, but I figured when I found the supplier in Sacramento, I'd add it to the wiki for others who might be searching for it. —JabberWokky

2008-09-11 22:44:33   damn, I snooze I loose on the gnomage ='( —StevenDaubert

2008-09-11 22:49:02   I wonder if an entry has been made for the new dim sum ish place in the East Davis Mall / Dollar tree lot... —StevenDaubert

2008-09-17 20:07:10   I have a question for you (you commented after my link from Heron to Help Computer Services was removed). Would it be tact-less to comment on Heron, simply reminding people that there are other computer repair shops in town? —MasonMurray

2008-09-28 20:58:01   You are aware there exist redirect pages for all the old user links, you know this right, now why do you go through, spending all your time, updating all the links, or is this a way to make sure you read every comment/page on the wiki. Could you update some of the other incorrect info while you are there? I don't have the free time these days :) —DavidPoole

2008-09-29 19:55:34   no

he does business in Davis, and I see him in Davis all the time

2008-09-29 20:06:33   What do you propose? Interwiki link or something? How can I appease you on this matter? —StevenDaubert

2008-10-01 09:12:50   The Utilities page is a fabulous idea. —ElleWeber

2008-10-04 13:25:16   Please — no more username cleanup edits! Someone can write a script to delete all of the unused redirects (and we can run it on the server). —PhilipNeustrom

2008-10-04 15:37:46   I see you just created a redirect page for STS. STS also stands for Science and Technology Studies, although it looks as though that page could use some updating. —CovertProfessor

2008-10-12 23:25:43   nope, but im going to delete it tomorow —ChrisWaterstraat

2008-10-12 23:49:39   deleted, just for you —ChrisWaterstraat

2008-11-01 17:57:57   Hard to judge by a single photo, but I think the lizard you posted might actually be a Sagebrush. They're related, and males also have a bit of blue on the underside. This guess is based on the coloring/pattern from the topview. —EdWins

2008-11-07 11:23:57   I think the community needs a discussion on the relevance of including campaign contributions on a subject's page. If I weren't so busy, I would have started one already. In general, though, I think that the political views of the owner are irrelevant to their business unless the owner is more famous for their politics than their business. In that case, it would be better to have a public figure page and link to it from their business' page. —WilliamLewis

2008-11-07 11:48:55   Because (as I understand it) it was a personal contribution from an employee (albeit a part owner), it was not the business as an entity that made a statement. I agree with William, that personal matters aren't relevant to the business unless the business owner makes a point of it - not the case here. It is irrational and unreasonable to only support businesses where every single employee agrees with your beliefs on a personal level. —PeterAnselmo

2008-11-08 08:21:58   As of yesterday evening, there was a house on Villanueva, a bit west of Anderson, that had a Yes on 8 sign in one window and a No on 8 sign in another. —JessicaLuedtke

2008-11-15 10:49:25   Links can be forced? I thought users had 100% control over private pages lol. —EliYani

2008-11-16 19:17:18   Yeah, duh, I probably should have checked the original source. I'm not thrilled about this outing of employees, but Shawn is undoubtedly the owner. —DonShor

2008-11-17 22:09:33   What do you mean? —JoseBleckman

2008-11-19 15:47:57   I agree that my comment on the Sophia's page, as it relates to the function of a Wiki, may be considered inappropriate, however, I do feel it is appropriate as it relates to those who own, either in entirety or a large share, a business. Thanks, Jason, for deleting my comment from the Sophia's page. As for Mr. Lewis, I would appreciate it if you were respectful in your comments. I'm not looking to attack anyone personally. —condemned2bfree

2008-11-22 20:39:03   Thanks for the info! I'll definitely check both sources out. —CurlyGirl26

2008-11-23 20:05:39   They were pages I made before I knew the differences between public page and a personal page. They're just friends, you can delete them. —JamesSchwab

2008-11-29 11:52:39   What are you trying to say? Don't talk to new folks on the wiki? Don't make confusing statements or JasonAller will obfuscate at you? I wasn't trying to be funny...

I figured he was Petrovich, and then I confirmed so I added more. What do you want from me? I thought it could have been a sibling or a relative instead of the man the myth. —StevenDaubert

2008-11-30 12:39:26   I'm not sure. Is there a page on distributed computing? On donating things? On volunteering? On medicine or the environment? —IDoNotExist

2008-12-05 22:05:08   You were saying that I shouldn't have removed the link to the Paragon. But the Paragon is a dead link and the establishment itself is also gone.

2008-12-07 15:42:32   Is the Montgomery Ave picture of a bridge? Or just some sort of side-barrier? If a bridge, does it have a keystone like the "Old Bridge" in the Arboretum? —TheAmazingLarry

2008-12-14 10:36:41   Is there an easy way to add a non-visible keyword to text that will still show up on a search? For example, the proper ID code for Yolo County Airport is KDWA as shown. However, a search of DWA should also turn up the same thing. The "K" on the code indicates USA and is often omitted. —JimStewart

2008-12-14 20:36:31   I'm undecided. My opinion is that any unsubstantiated accusation of illegal activities should just be removed immediately, especially the ones that are one-time postings. Accusing a business owner of hiring illegal aliens is probably libel, or something like it, and it isn't the first time it's happened on the Wiki. But I'd be curious what others think. I would take the whole comment off of the Natural Food Works page, but I don't know if removing a post is considered worse than editing it. —DonShor

2008-12-21 14:24:52   your on a roll right now! keep up the good work —StevenDaubert

2008-12-31 08:39:04   I've long thought it would be a cool addition to the wiki to have a sort of "history of infrastructural development" of the city; like a description of the physical growth of the city over time. It could be structured around a time line of major developments like bridges and major roads, neighborhood additions, and water management systems, etc. Do you think this would be useful or interesting? And if so, any suggestions on how to get it started? —TheAmazingLarry

2008-12-31 14:38:07   How come you reverted Downtown Chiropractic back to version 15? The picture is of Ray's old location and is no longer accurate. Also, he no longer offers massage services... I guess he could refer a patient though. And he is no longer in the old location of Mothersource (Massage By Caren is). I'm new to this so I may have goofed by editing. if so, a gentle correction and a pointer in the right direction would be great. thanks —SteveW

2008-12-31 14:40:29   How come you reverted Downtown Chiropractic back to version 15? The picture is of Ray's old location and is no longer accurate. Also, he no longer offers massage services... I guess he could refer a patient though. And he is no longer in the old location of Mothersource (Massage By Caren is). I'm new to this so I may have goofed by editing. if so, a gentle correction and a pointer in the right direction would be great. thanks —SteveW

2008-12-31 14:57:14   no problem moving the mothersource reference, but the pic is not accurate and could (or maybe has) directed Ray's patients into Caren's business/home. Not a big deal, but it is an interruption to Caren to have to redirect Ray's patients... part of the reason she wanted to update the Downtown Chiro page and create one for her business. I'm not gonna complain either way. thanks —SteveW

2009-01-01 12:38:09   your on a tear again! —StevenDaubert

2009-01-07 12:32:17   Ya i made it for her —MattCorey

2009-01-08 03:27:01   Oh thanks for working on my profile as a wiki gnome. I didn't provide links to the wikipages through my profile because I'm still kind of new to the whole editing thing. —WengFF

2009-01-09 00:34:54   Gah you are very /talk -y these days. —DavidPoole

2009-01-09 15:58:47   Thanks bud. —EdWins

2009-01-17 10:59:33   :D I like pruning old, dead branches and tidying up loose ends. I'm glad that encourages you to plant and help grow new seeds :P —EdWins

2009-01-18 18:54:21   Links for wanted pages are automatically generated. additionally it is such that, one cannot create a page for [..] nor [.] due to their function in file system structure. —DavidPoole

2009-01-21 19:54:46   I am not too sure what you are talking about, but I may have deleted someone's comments by mistake because we were editing the same page in the same time. This was not my intention. —Michael777

2009-01-21 20:15:43   Again I am not too sure what you are talking about. Clearness would be appreciated, but if people don't want their comments deleted, why should I have mine deleted? —Michael777

2009-01-21 20:35:20   I did also write the comments in the What Alcohol Does To One's Health page but someone deleted them. —Michael777

2009-01-21 20:45:28   I suppose people just spend all their time removing other people's comments that are against their petty personal ideas and saying it was off subject... And then they say that we should not remove their comments. Easy. And they call this "respect" or "consideration"? —Michael777

2009-01-24 20:27:53   Thanks for the gnoming, I'm a little inexperienced, and wasn't sure how to switch Clifford's page from public to private. I'm still learning EliYani

2009-01-28 19:24:58   What request for input? —IDoNotExist

2009-01-31 08:49:30   am I crazy or can I just not find the page that shows notable references to the Daviswiki in print... —StevenDaubert

2009-01-31 12:27:15   can you please help us to put the comment archive in the right place. thanks —DarkSide

2009-01-31 14:24:12   i dont really understand the different pages you are talking about, but i would greatly appreciate your help in doing what you are saying! and if you could help link the pages to the elections website, that would be fantastic too! —willklein

2009-01-31 18:32:16   hey, thanks for the help! I would like to save the Bike Church as well, both incorporating the Bike Church into the bike barn and the AAA program are currently in the works, so I would like to ensure they both get to fruition —willklein

2009-02-01 11:00:02   I'd imagine most people typically introduce themselves with their first name (Edwin) or a nickname (Ed, Eddie, etc). Usually though, you also meet who you're introducing yourself to. When buying groceries and meeting a pal's friend, you're not standing in front of a potential crowd blindly addressing god knows who. People from afar can't research, stalk, and look you up if you introduce yourself at a farmers market. (Unless they're the government, I suppose <.<) —EdWins

2009-02-02 20:39:04   No I didn't. I'm an employee though. I'll just take it down for now and if my boss wants it, he can put it up. —mperkel

2009-02-02 22:41:35   Thank you —katieLytle

2009-02-05 13:22:32   [WWW]This edit (after your edit comment) made me giggle. —EdWins

2009-02-05 15:39:31   should include about review get scattered on all the restaurants? —StevenDaubert

2009-02-07 20:09:19   Removed the image of the shop itself because it doesn't yet have our new store logo on it.. After seeing it constantly being placed back on the screen I moved it to where the logo is now and made it smaller trying to emphasize the logo and not the image of the door, but that also keeps getting changed back. —WesOne

2009-02-10 20:09:33   Generally the biggest issue with working with The California Aggie right now is that they're really distracted by financial woes (in addition to just getting a paper published). So, the process is moving slowly, but moving forward. —BrentLaabs

2009-02-19 23:42:48   thank you I was wondering how to fix that. I didn't mean to delete the page just the comment :) Thanks again! —srtuck

2009-02-24 03:17:55   Thanks. Usually I'll make a page when I'm looking for information, and it's a nice way to organize the information I gather. Plus, doing it this way makes it so everyone else can benefit from it, too. —MaryLieth

2009-02-25 21:24:14   You might want to define "sockpuppet" or link to a definition of it when using the term with non-gnomish people. I'm not sure that many non-wikifolk would know what the term means... —IDoNotExist

2009-02-25 21:50:10   See the sockpuppet page. —IDoNotExist

2009-02-25 22:06:29 :-)

Well, you did ask for a sockpuppet page! —IDoNotExist

2009-02-26 22:05:38   I've thought about it quite a lot over the last few years. I always enjoyed it overall, particularly when I actually had things of potential use to add. Many of my friends didn't really want to become involved. I think it comes down to an identity issue. (In short - I could talk about this a lot, I have with many people). Some view the wiki as a positive open community (in an idealistic way), some see it as a useful resource, and the bulk of student visitors see it as more of a community website: a more interactive, more personal version of Yelp for example. IMO, people have entrenched. I think often regular editors quickly form up in a "us vs them" nature that is off putting to newbies. The nature however can't easily be changed - most visitors visit with a destination in mind, or to learn about Davis randomly by browsing, but I imagine few follow Recent Changes and edit histories. While many, (particularly you and JW) are kind and patient, there are times it's easy to feel like a newbie is a second class editor. And telling people that using a Yelp/forum/internet style name is not sufficient, and a few single edits won't be taken seriously, adds to that. They fiddle around, see the "big" guys, and feel intimidated. If you want to put it in terms of a social gathering like at a Farmers Market, it's hard to walk into and break into the established crowd. Especially if you're used to other websites and forums, or other venues where most people have just met or don't regularly interact. People are being given a choice: either they can invest seriously in what they felt was just a comment/review type site to have themselves feel validated, or they are discouraged and either lurk or end up posting in other avenues. Casual editing often seems to be discouraged (and specifically on restaurant pages discounted), while casual editing is what, in my opinion, increases peoples confidence and enjoyment and is what draws them into eventually becoming regular wiki contributors. Specifically on the restaurant pages, as restaurants/shopping is the original major draw of many visitors to this resource. I can't imagine how to try to alter any perceived problems with this - especially as everyone would feel differently and I'm sure many might disagree with my assessment. But as I mentioned above, I've spoken with many, many people who've felt that way about the Wiki. Not quite since launch, but in the following years, the sentiment grew. —EdWins

I kept the other comments on the moved page because they seem contextually related, such that if they were kept on the page without the preceding conversation, they wouldn't make as much sense. What do you think? -ZN

2009-02-27 07:31:35   I'd also add on what I mentioned briefly (in my Alphadog comment earlier). The wiki has grown and changed remarkably, and that affects the community. Early on, it was spread exclusively by word of mouth and perhaps a zealous person putting out flyers. DW was the cool little community project. As time passed and it grew, it started to become prominent in other places: google searches, mentions on websites like Yelp, Aggie articles, etc. Now, way way more of the casual and new editors are people who end up "falling" into it, in direct contrast to how it used to be when people were almost being personally introduced into it and the concept of real local community. I think that's a major contributor to how many people view, and edit, on the wiki (as I just mentioned above) as opposed to how long-time editors are seeing it. And I think that becomes clear when you look at the more popular restaurant pages here. The bulk of comments added are now often from random unknown people to "single post commenters". Completely different style to it than when the wiki was just starting to hit big growth in 2005, and this again leads to the notion to many of the casual/new editors of the Yelp sort of site, drawing even more people here. Cyclically, I'd imagine. Especially when, as people have noted here before, Yelp comments sometimes include things like "Just check the DavisWiki for reviews". These are just all thoughts, and I may disagree with what I've just posted in a few days, but I think in broad general terms it's reasonably rational for at least a decent sized proportion of the newbies/casual editors/visitors. —EdWins

2009-03-01 21:34:52   Jason, I'm not sure I understand the question. Perhaps you could rephrase? —GeoffJohnson

2009-03-04 18:48:50   It's Back-Off edit warring, see the edit history. —BrentLaabs

2009-03-04 20:56:50   Re: "Removed comment, comment should be directed to Tree Davis, not Artis Tree - JasonAller" Well, I would put my comment on the TREEDavis page, if it still existed. With all the concern about preserving spelling, grammar errors and original content in general on the DavisWiki, outright removal of a comment without affording the commenter a choice of alternative placement
prevents free and open exchanges of ideas. SredniVashtar

2009-03-05 17:30:47   Were you able to [WWW]do that with a straight face? Heh. —EdWins

2009-03-14 18:21:31   [WWW] (don't forget to read the mouse-over text!) :D —EdWins

2009-03-17 08:12:18   Seems like srednivashtar 'really' wants to remove his comments on Chiles Mansion. Maybe it's better to let Jeremy decide if he also wants to delete his stranded comment? —MattJurach

2009-03-17 18:49:59   Haha, definitely, I was just curious how everyone was going to react when the same situation crops up but without the same back-and-forth that has been happening on the library page. —JoePomidor

2009-03-19 15:24:30   Oh, is that why those other streets are listed? I couldn't figure it out. It might be nice to have a description: "These streets cross paths with (Street Name)". It's probably obvious to most people, but sometimes it's helpful to really spell out the obvious. —ElleWeber

2009-03-23 09:31:40   Hey, thanks for the welcome to the area! I am also really glad that you pointed out my statements, They held true in Seattle, as well as the helmet thing being true in WI and CO, so I'm surprised to see they're different here. I've already gone and changed the statements I made to more truthful ones (kept them in though since they are still a danger, just made it clear to that effect). —Jteeples

2009-03-25 22:14:28   Banning? Oh come on! Yes, he's being difficult.... but I can understand where he's coming from. Ownership of one's writing is pretty common. —WilliamLewis

2009-03-27 04:44:20   Thanks for cleaning up the Dance Baby and Mojo stuff. —JabberWokky

This entry needs to be edited by somebody. Since somebody else wants you to do it for them, they have tagged this entry so they don't have to do it themselves, and instead be happy that they added a pretty looking notice that points out the obvious in the same amount of time it takes to just fix it themselves. Please do it for them, as they want it fixed. Now.

2009-03-27 13:44:55   It was when I was new to the wiki and was joking around making some friend pages. Nothing really to link them to. —JamesSchwab

2009-03-28 12:43:49   It's a pain in the ass, but I'll take care of it. —EliYani

2009-03-28 18:29:06   I left you a note inside of the text of Frank T's

enjoy —StevenDaubert

2009-03-28 19:02:24   I think you need to look again (look at the times) ¬_¬

here is a handy url [WWW]

2009-03-28 23:59:00   buh —StevenDaubert

2009-03-31 19:24:55   I'm not sure that I understand the relation between the "what are your five favorite things in Davis?" question and someone posting for a business...? —IDoNotExist

2009-03-31 23:05:40   How about a wiki greeting page that you see when you create an account, rather than when you post something (and possibly never think to look at your user page, esp. if you are doing a one-off posting?) While I don't think that such a page should suggest using your real fake name, it could suggest proper wiki etiquette, and also politely mention that various undesirable behaviors are easily detected, and may be removed by other users as needed... —IDoNotExist

2009-04-01 15:17:57   Hi, we tried to upload a picture to our page- the picture name is: Urban Body - Best Tattoo & Piercing Shop in Yolo.jpg from some reason we can't do it- can you please help us with that we want it to appear on the top of the page next to our shop picture. thanks in advance for your help.

2009-04-02 17:47:36   [WWW]This is hilarious! —PhilipNeustrom

2009-04-03 13:02:51   I'm interested in the status of user SredniVashtar, I've been lethargically following the goings on regarding him/her. Last edit you made to the user page says you will be making a ban discussion page, but I do not see one. —MasonMurray

2009-04-04 16:55:03   Just teasing, of course! :) —TheAmazingLarry

2009-04-08 09:17:03   Thanks! The hop pics are taken in Germany, I found them on wikipedia. —matiasek

2009-04-09 22:21:56   Obviously this person is feeling a bit hesitant about the reaction to her leaving the group... why not cut her some slack and let her leave off the attribution and time stamp if she wishes? Many won't know how to dig in the history to find it, or even know think to look in the first place. —CovertProfessor

2009-04-17 20:05:16   How was your vacation? —TheAmazingLarry


[WWW]I believe you actually want chewing gum

2009-04-18 12:34:37   Your work shouldn't be taken for granted. Maybe we could have a weekly or so volunteer schedule of who is taking care of these things? As many people as want to could volunteer at once, but it might be clearer when nobody is really doing it. —NickSchmalenberger

2009-04-22 21:42:52   Hey thanks for making our page all pretty and adding the links, we are newbs at this, and thanks for the luck too. —Zeeba

2009-04-25 09:25:52   proof that you have too much free time. I dont even know who you are. Does it make you feel big to pick on some random person through a wiki? —RealComputers

2009-04-25 19:44:07   I'm not saying it was handled inappropriately. I'm not making any judgment on that. I just think rude comments should be saved for the comments section, not the body of the article. —jsogul

2009-04-26 21:10:06   ahh, its supposed to be a place where students can create groups to share notes with eachother, and given the student population here I figure it's relevant. Thanks for the welcome —MK121

2009-04-27 11:50:35   I would say the danger chalkings are more for skateboard and rollerbladers. Bicyclists can go over those bumps no problem, but they are instant death to smaller wheeled vehicles —StevenDaubert

2009-04-27 11:51:05   your here to gnome and chew gum?! —StevenDaubert

2009-05-05 09:04:49   How does this site work in relation to you and other who seem to be like you? Are there admins for wiki or do you just like to keep it clean? —RealComputers

2009-05-12 21:01:50   thanks, your comment has helped me figure out how to improve another site. thanks. —AMSauceda

2009-05-12 21:16:34   are images added into a wiki are automatically turned into thumb nails when they exceed a certain size? —AMSauceda

2009-05-13 20:54:11   Thanks for the advice— I'll revert and rename. —JamesHargis

2009-05-13 21:10:45   Meh... why entertain such nonsense? He came here with a pointless mission to impose the "correct" terminology on a world that widely uses a different convention. —WilliamLewis

2009-05-13 21:35:20   Sorry for the revert wars on the "marijuana" page. My basis for changing the page is that the scientific name for "marijuana" is "cannabis." While it is also known as "marijuana," shouldn't it be redirected to the page with the proper, scientific name?

[WWW] —JamesHargis

2009-05-16 14:40:54   Thanks. :P —JamesWaterhouse

2009-05-22 06:33:22   Hey, isn't there a community review page for restaurants somewhere? One with a bunch of restaurants listed and different people's "star rating" and summary under each? It might be a good idea to point NickKory there. —JabberWokky

2009-05-25 09:37:51   Any idea how to fix this? [WWW]

2009-05-25 17:02:22   Jason. I made a new account because I wish to remain anonymous. It has nothing to do with "standing by my words." I have no desire to make a "sockpuppet" account. I want privacy. Is that hard to understand? I'm sorry I don't understand the ins and outs of DavisWiki as much as you. Google my real name if you wish. I'm a reasonably accomplished academic. I honestly don't give a damn if somebody finds out I am unhappy with the management decisions at Taco Bell...but honestly, why should I be obligated to use an account name that contains my real name? When you make complaints in a "comment box" at a physical store/restaurant, are these comments not anonymous? —cowman

2009-05-25 21:29:26   I've been thinking about the Anonymous page for a couple days now; you beat me to the punch. :) —ElleWeber

2009-05-27 00:23:41   good point make it so —StevenDaubert

2009-06-08 10:24:45   yes . . . though I'm not so good with the naming schemes.

2009-06-32 26:71:02   You sure like attributed comments. :)

2009-06-11 16:03:57   Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. —JabberWokky

2009-06-17 08:08:26   I like this, a lot: "this isn't one of the shadowy corners of the internet, but an extension of the town." —TheAmazingLarry

2009-06-19 13:11:55   [WWW]Excellent photo op for a bunch of different entries, from that one to explosions, fire department, various emergency, disaster and fire related ones. —JabberWokky

2009-06-28 12:13:43   ...aaaaaand he's off! —JabberWokky

2009-06-28 13:05:34   Your wikivigil was missed. It was rather comforting opening up recent changes today and seeing your name pop up. The man is on the wall. —robinlaughlin

2009-06-29 08:57:11   Thanks! :) I forgot you were going on vacation and was wondering where you were. It's good to see your name in the recent changes again. —ElleWeber

2009-06-29 17:28:14   Thanks for the links you added to my profile. —Conrad

2009-06-30 11:25:29   Yes, I will. He is gone until Thursday though. He already has a username, but it's not his real name and he has no page for it. —TimMatthiessen

2009-07-03 17:09:34   I removed a duplicate comment as you can clearly see. What, is that not allowed or something? —JustinAi

2009-07-03 17:34:32   No worries. —JustinAi

2009-07-03 19:07:56   Will do, thanks for the tip. —JustinAi

2009-07-03 21:53:20   I appreciate your comments and sincerity in wanting me to feel welcome, but from that first reaction I can say that I do not. However, I understand that people have used the Wiki in ways that are questionable and undesirable. If you need a suggestion as to how to approach a person who seems suspicious, I suggest asking the validity and goals of said Wiki to understand if it is in fact a real business that is simply being made aware to the community or something else. Posting to that page is a way to do it, as is writing an email. Assuming that I have similar motives as another individual because of IP address issues, while cause for a certain level of alarm, is not cause for throwing around accusations. Again, I suggest simply asking me the situation.


P.S. To clear up the IP address situation. My friend was with me in the same room as I was creating this Wiki. I used her input to help me create the page and she posted an honest review. The comments posted on that Wiki yesterday affected me as well as her. But, hopefully clearing this up can help to put it behind all of us. —PKS

2009-07-04 15:20:44   Jason, Thanks for your concern. I don't believe my comment was quite as harsh as claiming that a man responsible for systematically killing several (and I use that loosely) million people was "good." I realize my comments may be quite shocking for the relatively censored town of Davis, but I'm very willing to take responsibility for them. —Enosh

2009-07-10 20:37:58   no, we're not all the same person. nice effort though, playing wiki police. —LMarie

2009-07-10 21:05:10   perhaps my response would have been different had my first encounter not been one of a passive aggressive nature. i suggest you help in creating an environment that is both constructive and conducive to the goal of the wiki: sharing experiences both negative and positive. more than one person can have a good experience at one location without it being a breach of wiki-conduct... ip addresses are not always as they appear. kthx. —LMarie

2009-07-13 07:31:37   I was on a flight late last night, coming back from a funeral in Florida. —JabberWokky

2009-07-13 07:35:02   [WWW] <- the Canadian dental board has a specific ethics point regarding advertising. Article three under "Responsibilities to the Profession". —JabberWokky

2009-07-16 13:24:38   Its a lot less common with desktops but I'd say just onder one fourth of the repairs I do on laptops are related to over heating. —RealComputers

2009-07-16 14:16:56   Heh. If I ever swing the big stick before walking softly until my shoes are worn out, please call me on it. (Unless it's an utterly rabid dog, who do periodically pop up). —JabberWokky

2009-07-16 16:45:19   I think you do as awesome of a job now as you did years ago. Cheers, man. —EdWins

2009-07-16 19:56:45   I usually use [WWW]speedfan for my cpu, hdd, and gpu temp checker. —MasonMurray

2009-07-17 20:22:16   Voilà! Thanks for the editing! —SophiaWenshek

2009-07-22 14:42:53   Thank you for the kind words. You can't please all the people all the time, however hard you try. —BrettHall

2009-07-28 14:04:32   Good point. I don't like the idea of people leaving comments and then deleting their signatures but also am not comfortable deleting the comment entirely. However, it wasn't appropriate to leave it the way that it was (attributed to someone else completely) and I didn't want her first experience editing to be completely negative. What would you suggest? —ElleWeber

2009-07-29 00:19:58   The page I am creating is for a fun, not for chaos. Dont delete it. —RealComputers

2009-07-29 00:30:33   I'm just creating a friendly page. Get over yourself and leave me alone. You are the number one person who hastles me on wiki. I cant do hardly anything here without you trying to delete it or something. Its a new freaking page, it leave it be. —RealComputers

2009-07-29 00:39:02   seriously man, I will not accept any opinion of yours because you have given me too much opposition in the past. Let someone else decide, if they want to delete the page I will let it be but not comming from you. —RealComputers

2009-07-29 01:22:56   I'll live. Quite frankly, though, after 15 years of seeing this "debate" on usenet, BBSs, chat rooms, and bulletin boards, I'm sick of it. I thought the rest of the world was, too. —WilliamLewis

No one forces you to take part in the discussion. You act like you cant avoid it.

2009-07-29 02:17:22   Delete the page in the morning ... I will simply revert it .. we can have another revert war .. ur such a wiki bully. —RealComputers

2009-07-29 02:18:22   1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a revert war... or not. I should have gone to bed. Have fun with the silliness. —WilliamLewis

2009-07-29 02:19:49   How dare you delete a page that has nothing to do with Davis!?!? I'm so offended, I'm going to write my congressman. We'll see where this takes us just as soon as I receive a return correspondence from him! —JoePomidor

2009-07-29 13:02:59   You're being too kind, you could use lmgtfy! ie, passed on this link: [WWW] It's a common one on forums. —EdWins

2009-07-29 15:25:18   Same to you. —RealComputers

2009-07-29 15:56:03   do you know if it is possible to uplaod something like a power point presentation to wiki and make it accesable to otheRs? —RealComputers

I have a power point that explains a lot about computers. I would like to makes it accesable. If its not to much trouble, can you tell me how to do that?

nvm, figured it out. That was pretty easy.

2009-08-02 12:51:36   I know that Iberian Global Language is an effort of a local. However, the entry's only clue that this is local is a Davis address. The entry needs to be related to the rest of Davis and the promotional language that belongs on a website needs to be removed. —WilliamLewis

2009-08-02 19:16:22   yup, The Imaginary Zebra is a business, how do we transfer the info to the business template? Thanks —MichelleH

2009-08-04 18:14:50   Not that you need or even want my approval, but I very much like your new Welcome to the Wiki approach. —CovertProfessor

2009-08-05 18:21:40   Welcome to the wiki! —JabberWokky

2009-08-06 14:27:47   Oh i didnt realize that made a new page, thanks —RealComputers

2009-08-07 22:18:59   Thank you for the welcome and for adding the links! (Since I am too inexperienced with wiki formatting, besides being lazy...) —AmyChow

2009-08-10 23:30:59   Thanks so much for at least sticking a link on it . . . yeah. That's the least anyone could do, and that's what matters most. —ZN

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