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Howdy, Mr. or Ms. Gager, and Welcome to the Wiki! You might want to check out the importance of using your RealName, just so we can get to know you (or not: it's your choice, but we're pretty friendly here). My name's Evan, pleased to meet you! You made quite a strong worded edit to the Tom Waltz entry, and I gave you a reply there that will hopefully clarify that the fairly nasty nickname is not an invention of the wiki editors, but an regrettably common term in use. If you are sure about his height, but all means please correct it... the entire wiki — every single last word of it — was built by people like you working together to improve each entry. If you see something incorrect in the future, rather than tossing personal insults at people, please work with everybody here... we're all trying to document and provide a resource for Davis together. —Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards, (615) 517-6900


2007-12-29 14:05:48   Whups... by tradition, the signed comments at the bottoms of entries are left in place (that way somebody can speak their unfettered opinion about a restaurant or other topic). Discussion about the editing of an entry usually goes into a talk page (see the icon at the top). These are all conventions that we've all worked out so everybody can edit together without (much) conflict, kind of like table manners. A good basic rule of thumb is that adding more information is always good, while taking away information isn't... which often means adding a new opinion rather than deleting one you disagree with. When signed comments are deleted, somebody usually comes along and restores them (to protect their opinion). It's all pretty simple, but like any community, there are a handful of customs that it takes awhile to learn. Thanks for correcting the entry, though... if you know anything else about the Davis Police Department, it would be great if you could contribute. Keep in mind that a large number of people from very different backgrounds all contribute, so adding your voice to theirs is a good thing.—Evan 'JabberWokky' Edwards


2008-01-17 23:50:29   who's martinez? —JakeLippman


2008-08-24 13:18:45   In answer to your question you posed to Mr Aller: (this is from the importance of using your RealName as seen in Jabberwokkys first comment)

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2008-08-24 13:24:20   I can understand having a short fuse on an issue like that if you've been dealing with it your entire life. As to changing your name, you've pretty well established who you are here so I think that it is much less of an issue. There are several editors JabberWokky included who edit under a name other than their own, but who have none the less established their identities and reputations here. —JasonAller


2008-08-26 21:00:59   Gager, there is a hidden reference that invisibly draws people who search for the term to the page so they can educate instead of perpetuate, or something like that —StevenDaubert


2008-08-26 21:25:48   So after ridding the wiki of the term are you going to tackle the other sites that use the term with specific reference to Davis? If so I'd be interested to know how well that works out and if Davis Wiki was harder to work with or easier to work with than other sites. —JasonAller


2008-08-26 22:24:09   best of luck convincing the wiki to remove it, several people have apparently championed this, and it make sense (i've seen jw phrase it eloquently) besides, this instance is left only to point people in the right direction. They search a term and find out someone has a name, etc. Bring it up in the talk page, but frankly I don't see you winning over the hearts and minds this time, every other reference on the wiki has been removed. —StevenDaubert ## will comment something out on a page, make it invisible but you can see it when you edit. The reason it's not working it's magic right now is I've escaped it by surrounding it with 3 { and }. Leaving the term commented out like that makes it so someone searches the term and gets the page Tom Waltz, then they get the chance to better inform themselves. Or so we would hope. —StevenDaubert

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