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2008-06-13 13:33:55 Howdy, Ron, and Welcome to the Wiki! My name's Evan, pleased to meet you! You might want to check out the tips for business owners. Like everything else on the wiki, that guide was written by people like you and I, and it's just guidelines with things that have worked well for people in the past. Thanks for responding to the reviews in such a polite way, and once again, welcome to the wiki! —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
2008-06-13 10:52:16 Hey Ron... if you click "Edit" at the top of the entry, you can edit the whole thing (and that applies to everybody and every entry on the entire wiki). You aren't just limited to adding comments. —JabberWokky
2009-05-27 12:29:27 The information you added to Davisville express lube would likely fit better in the actual entry rather than in the comments section. Comments are usually reserved for reviews, suggestions, complaints and the like. If a person were looking to see if your buisness offered tire sevice, they would read the article, and as that does not mention the service, they would move on. I know I'm not inclined to read every review of a place that does not seem to offer the service I am looking for. —MasonMurray
2009-08-29 16:25:55 Ron, the general practice on the wiki is not to remove comments, negative or postive. You did a good job of replying to the negative comment, and Jabberwokky has marked the comment as suspicious. I think that anyone coming to the page can judge for themselves. Personally, I immediately discredited the comment simply because it doesn't really make any sense. —CovertProfessor
2009-08-30 09:53:24 You've removed a quote from the Davisville Express Lube page a couple of times now. The quote is marked as questionable in nature, why do you feel the need to remove it? If it was left by someone with unscrupulous motives that has been noted so other readers can judge it in context for themselves, and if not then you are removing the contribution of another editor presumably because you disagree with what they say. —JasonAller
I sent some emails back and forth with him before he removed it, and it's probably my fault... I said that there were some valid reasons to remove it, and it would be a good idea to leave a reason for removing it up for a couple days to allow for discussion (a la the typical talk page process). I think he saw my notice, thought that was sufficient and deleted it (although I don't think my notice was up for a couple days to prompt discussion, and it didn't really prompt for discussion). I still think a drive-by one-shot review that is clearly a slam and doesn't jibe with the other reviews should be removed. If it were a glowing review that dropped hints that it was from the owner or an employee, the community would discuss and likely certainly nuke it. Turnabout is fair play here, even if Ron has misunderstood how things work in terms of discussing edits with fellow editors. Also, the fact that he emailed me first shows he started the process in a good faith effort to learn how things work. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards
2009-09-02 10:57:15 Are you by any chance related to Tim Lautzenheiser of band directing fame? —jsogul
2009-09-02 20:46:51 Well-
I am still learning about "standard" wiki practices. I guess, when you work so very hard to run a good business you take these things personally. I was upset with the employee (more going on behind the scenes). Also- I'm a 757 Pilot for United (day job) and too much of a pefectionist-good pilot trait...maybe not so good as business owner.
I don't know Tim but we are probably related somehow. I hail from Ohio. There are many Lautzenheisers from the OH,Mich,IN area.
Thanks for all the help and advice.
2009-09-02 22:30:04 It appears that Tim is a faculty member at Ball State Univ. in Indiana. I didn't know there were lots of Lautzenheisers out there, that is interesting. —jsogul
2009-09-03 09:47:07 Yea- The Lautzenheisers/Loutzenheisers stem from 2 brothers that emigrated from Germany around 1790. They came into the port of Philly. I actually found their arrival docs in the NY Public Library. Then went off into the OH, PA area.
Looks at Tim's info via google...looks like a pretty accomplished guy. —RonLautzenheiser