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Hello, I am DavidMichael. I will be messaging everyone with this message. Do not reply. Anyways, Happy Halloween! DavidMichael T C

Profanity?

Hi. Just saying, though not extremly vulgar in your case, please don't swear in subject bars. We all get that tense some times, but it really distracts us on the recent changes.. Keep up the good work anyway and happy Decemberween. --Jellote wuz here 02:49, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Your recent message to anonny

I deleted a message you left for an anonny saying "How dare you!" I honestly have no idea what on earth you were talking about. I can find no evidence that the anonny made any inappropriate contributions at all, and even if he/she did, that message is totally the wrong way to go about it. If an anonny vandalizes a page, please use {{test}} to warn the user. Even then, make sure it's actually vandalism. Leaving and indignant and unclear message like yours won't do any good at all, so please don't do it again. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 08:42, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, the anonymous user edited a page that had not been edited for nine months. I can get quite annoyed when someone edits a long-untouched page for no particular reason. Now the anon's edits have caused a miniature edit war. Oh, and I believe the anon user should create an account. Jc iindyysgvxc 20:43, 28 December 2009 (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with editing a page that hasn't been edited in a while. And it's not "for no particular reason"; the reason is that the anon thought there was something that should be added. The fact that this happened to cause a slight editing dispute is no fault of the anon's. Furthermore, while we do like for people to get accounts, there's nothing at all wrong with editing anonymously. If you're going to take offense at anonnies who edit pages that haven't been edited in a while, perhaps you should simply refrain from talking to anons at all, because it's not OK to post indignant messages for people who haven't done anything wrong. Heimstern Läufer 00:55, 29 December 2009 (UTC)


May I ask...

Was there consensus on the Nicknames page to change every instance of self-nicknaming from the character's name to "himself"? You left no reason at all and the talk page says nothing, as well... --h o mj esa na rtalk contr. 23:13, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Real topic names

Hey there, RickTommy. I've noticed at least half a dozen times that you've just put "Question" in the subject/headline field when starting a new topic. This is less than ideal because it doesn't give someone reading the headline from recent changes or a watchlist some idea of what to expect (or perhaps ignore), it makes it difficult to search for specific topics, and it doesn't mesh well with the page history. Please use a real topic name in the subject/headline field when starting a new topic. It will make things much clearer and useful. Thanks one million! — It's dot com 18:10, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Reviving this to point out that What... is not really a good topic name, either. Please try to think of something that actually describes in some detail the subject you're discussing. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 08:41, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

"Changey" sig

With the text fading from one color to another? That'sBupkis! 00:50, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Mmm...hmmm. RickTommy talk 00:51, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Or did you want your sig to be the same color and font as Heimstern's? And if it's two fading colors you want, just tell which two colors and I'll get to work on it. That'sBupkis! 00:56, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Little questions

Hey RickTommy. When it comes to site maintenance, you don't need to ask questions about every little behind-the-scenes detail. The answer to such questions (as far as you're concerned) is typically "because we need to" and doesn't involve any decisions related to the content of the knowledge base. Cheers. — It's dot com 03:37, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

Userboxes

I noticed your userboxes are placed by themselves, it's the reason why they're messed up like that. Do you need help? ColdReactive 12:29, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Oui. Ja. Hai. Si. RickTommy (edits) 12:38, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
Notice the difference between your current code you use and the below code? If you do not, I can point it out to you. ColdReactive 12:44, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
Code:
{{userboxtop}}

{{userbox|border=red|mainbkgd=yellow|codebkg=white|code=NOSTORE|msg=Unfortunately, I do not own anything from the store. And I don't think I'll be able to until I get my own [[credit card]] (which won't be for another year).}}

{{userbox | border=black | mainbkgd=red | codebkgd=white | code=[[Image:Sbcg4ap105 235x225.png|45px]] | msg= This user got '''Maximum Awesomeness''' in [[8-Bit Is Enough]].}}

{{userbox | border=#FC3 | mainbkgd=#FFF | codebkgd=#39F | codecolor=#F00 | code=2007 | msg=This user discovered the H*R site in '''2007'''.}}

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2 years

Please do not put random links in other peoples' talk posts. It's disruptive and not terribly funny - in addition, we have a rule not to edit other people's posts without a VERY good reason. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 10:51, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Subtitles

Hey RickTommy, you've been doing a lot of subtitles recently which is awesome. But I do wonder about the quality. For example, this is how a native speaker edited one of your French subtitles. I see that now you've also tried your hands at German and Turkish subtitles. Please have a read of the translation guidelines. Right in the first paragraph it says "We ask that only skilled users of a language (native speakers or advanced students with real-life experience using the language) create translations for the wiki." Do you fall into that category? Loafing 06:58, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Feeding the trolls

Hey, RickTommy. When a troll comes along and starts vandalizing, it's best not to panic and report it everywhere. It's especially not good to provoke them. That is what's called feeding the trolls, and only eggs them on. What's best to do is just revert, revert, revert, and wait until either he he's done, or a sysop handles him. Just a little advice, StrongAwesome 03:29, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Warning another user about not feeding the trolls also fuels trolls. Use e-mail next time. ColdReactive 03:36, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
I wouldn't say it was unresonable, and it's not like I informed during the attack. I waited until after. Besides, I don't believe RickTommy has an email address saved in his account, as I see no link to "email this user". StrongAwesome 03:46, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
You're correct; he has not entered an email address, so it would not have been possible to email him. As for vandalism, usually the best course of action is to report it in the chat channel. There's almost always a sysop around or someone who knows where to find one. — It's dot com 03:51, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Constant questions

Okay, I'm not sure how to phrase this, so let's just go with the direct route: You've got to stop constantly asking irrelevant questions. Here is a handy guide to help you out:

Why hasn't article ______ been updated?
Because you haven't fixed it yet. It's a wiki. If an article needs to be updated, don't ask why it hasn't been updated, just update it. If you see a mistake that needs to be fixed, don't ask why it hasn't been fixed, just fix it.
Why did admin ______ do what he did?
Whatever it was, most likely it was or will be discussed with other admins. The action was either to keep the wiki tidy or to enforce one of our policies. You are not an admin, so unless it's something that directly affects you (which most things don't), you don't need to concern yourself with it.
Why hasn't admin ______ done ______ yet?
Because he hasn't gotten to it. Administration of the wikis and forum is not a paid job. We take care of things when we can. Things that are intricate or technical take longer.
Why did we have server maintenance?
Because it needed to be done. We try to let people know when there will be maintenance as a courtesy, but as long as server interruptions are infrequent and minor, it is not a topic for discussion.
Why ________________________________?
Sometimes there is no good answer. This is just a wiki about dumb animal characters and you probably shouldn't worry about it.

I hope that helps. If you have a question that begins with who, what, when, or where, and it refers to a toon, then feel free to ask on an appropriate talk page. Otherwise, please refer to the above. Cheers. — It's dot com 00:20, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Hey, RickTommy. Look at this post of yours. Notice the third sentence there? It's a why question, one you should not be asking. I realize you were trying to relate to him, but it is not your place to confront other users in this manner, and so it's best if you please leave these kinds of things to the admins. Thanks. — It's dot com 22:37, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

featured article

Hey there RickTommy.I have been noticing that you've been suggesting a lot of ideas for the weeks featured article a lot.It's good that you're helping out,but could you tone it down a bit.You're clogging up the Recent Changes.Don't worry,I went on an editing spree once, but people just got mad at me, so I stopped, and I recommend you stop too

In conclusion, please disregard any and all negative comments or negative burning you may here or experience, on Decmeberween if you edit too much

Stealthily Yours, Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 14:27, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi, RickTommy. Every week almost as soon as the new FA comes up, you suggest a new one for the week 10 weeks away. Do you realize you're kind of hogging all the suggestions for yourself? You really should sometimes let someone else make the first suggestion. It doesn't have to be you every week. Please leave some chances for others. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 00:26, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Hello again, RickTommy. Since you have failed to listen to what I've said, I am changing this from a suggestion to an order. Do not continue making the first suggestion each week as soon as it's ten weeks away. If you do, I will feel free to revert your edits. It's only fair for someone else to have the first turn sometimes. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 12:18, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Account

Don't want to, don't need to. --209.148.176.136 12:41, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

I don't need an account. I can do everything I need to do without an account. Now stop pestering me. --209.148.176.136 01:58, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
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