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[edit] Weclome

What wouldst thou do?
> POST WELCOME MESSAGE

Hey there Dennis, welcome to the Wiki! It's good to see you're taking some time to make a userpage, but I'd like to give you a tip for future reference for when you're messing with it: when you're editing, there is a "Show preview" button next to the "Save page" button – if you use that, you can see what you've changed without saving the page, which is easier than saving and clicking "edit" again, and it doesn't fill up Recent changes with your edits.

If you need help with anything, feel free to ask me! Keep on trangling, --phlip TC 02:32, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks very much! --DENNIS 22:48, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Welcoming

Hi there DENNIS. Glad to see you're excited about welcoming. Have a look here to see some of the things you should keep in mind when welcoming users. In particular, be careful to make your welcomes personal. OK, thanks, and have a great day! Heimstern Läufer 00:27, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Was I not being personal enough?--DENNIS 00:34, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Well, as they were all exactly the same, no, I'd say they weren't personal. In case you didn't realize this, we rarely welcome a user without them having first made an edit or two, so that we can comment on the user in some way. (Every once in a while, I'll make a comment based exclusively on a username, but that's rare.) In unrelated news, we prefer to keep conversations together, so if someone comments on your talk page, you should just go ahead and respond here instead of at the other user's talk page. Hope that clears things up. Heimstern Läufer 00:35, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
I just didn't know if you would be watching to see if I made a reply on my talk page, so I made one on yours. It was a rare lapse of judgement on my part. I've been a member of this wiki for about two years (I just changed accounts), but I'm new to the Welcoming Committee. It seems to me, though, that more people should be welcoming the newer users, since there are over a hundred members. I guess I was just trying to hurry so I could catch up. I sincerely apologize. --DENNIS 00:40, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
There's no need to apologize; I know you were trying to do the right thing. Part of it is that we do things a little differently here than at most wikis. At most wikis, welcomes are templates that provide links and a canned "welcome!" message to the new user. Because they provide useful links, they should indeed be delivered immediately. We decided on a different system over a year ago: the links come automatically by bot (User:First Time Here?). Then later, a real user delivers a personalized welcome. We think this way is a lot more personal and gives the user a warmer welcome. It takes a little more thought and creativity, but I like it that way. Hope that clears things up. Heimstern Läufer 00:45, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much! --DENNIS 00:47, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Out of curiosity, what was your old account name? — DeFender1031*Talk 17:55, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
My old account was Emachinest3256. I probably wasn't here for 2 years like I said above; it's just a guess. I changed accounts because I really like Thy_Dungeonman. --DENNIS 18:00, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Double Redirects

Just letting you know, we accept double redirects now; they work fine in links (check it out check it out check it out: H.Star, M. Z. Pan, etc.), and that was the big problem we used to have with them. Also, it's far more convenient to leave them redirecting to the more significant redirect. Let's say that Xeriouxly Forxe becomes a recurring feature on the site, and we feel we have enough to say about H. Star to merit its own article. If we change H. Star into a full article and H.Star already redirects there, we don't have to change anything. --Jay (Talk) 02:13, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

I see. Thanks for letting me know! --DENNIS 02:23, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Is there anything else I should know about? I haven't been here since the wiki was updated. --DENNIS 02:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Your recent edit summaries

Old woman, (I didn't know you were called Dennis, and sorry about the old woman; you're not 37 by any chance, are you?) i just wanted to let you know that you don't have to be redundantly redundant by putting nondescript adverbs in your edit summaries. just the adjective by itself works. not something you have to do, just a suggestion. --Arthur, King of the Britons The Knights Who Say Ni 04:26, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

haha Thanks for letting me know. I was just feeling a bit playful, but I now know that it gets me nowhere. I'll be sure to use better reasons in my edits from now on. And I love my username, because it works for both HR.com and Monty Python! :D Gotta love that name. Anyways, thanks! --DENNIS T/C 04:41, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
there's nothing wrong with being playful; consider the first line in the last thing i said. and it seems like i try to find a good reason to be playful in edit summaries every now and again. i should also reinforce the fact that i'm not making you stop writing them that way. The Knights Who Say Ni 05:22, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Image summary cleanup

Hey Dennis. Thanks for helping clean up image summaries. As you edit each page, however, please make sure you bring them in line with our standards. The format is:

Description of image with all characters, places, and items linked (from Name of Toon)

I noticed in some cases you just added the headers when the summary still needed to be fixed. Also note that it's usually not necessary to label something a "screenshot"; rather, just say what it's a screenshot of. Anydangway, keep on tranglin'! — It's dot com 03:46, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! Lemme grab some caffeine, and I'll go back and take a look, fixing them where needed. --DENNIS T/C 03:50, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

[edit] "Explanations"

Yesterday I added the text: "Grande and Bravo were both 1950's western movies starring John Wayne".

I was providing further explanation for why the two names were used together. You removed my text with the explanation "the toon doesn't reference either of the movies". Your logic in itself is sound, but you keep a reference to a name of a taco restaurant which is also does not referenced? That contradicts your own logic.

I provided the IMDB links to show that I wasn't making this up and to corroborate my statement.

"Rio Grande and Rio Bravo were both 1950's western movies starring John Wayne" has as much to do with the toon as a taco restaurant simply having the name "rio grande".

I undid your revision, because the toon simply doesn't reference either film. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was a treaty that settled a dispute over the border between Mexico and the United States. Mexico claimed the border to be at the Nueces River, while the US claimed it to be at the Rio Grande (or the Rio Bravo, if you're in Mexico). That's what the toon was referencing. And as for the restaurant: I didn't actively keep the reference. In fact, I didn't even see it. But that's the beauty of the wiki: anyone can edit it. So if I happen to overlook a reference that just doesn't make sense, you can be bold and remove it. I agree with you, though: I don't think the restaurant is a reference, either.
Happy editing! DENNIS T/C 15:29, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
I didn't add that part about the reference, I just figured it was worth mentioning. And what's the deal with sections "Explanation" and "Real-World Reference"? They should be combined (or sorted out) as there are things in each that should be in the other. And I don't want to get in the habit of removing information from wikis. Who am I to say it isn't true? It may be. - mrc1031@hotmail.com 65.199.16.162 17:39, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
The difference between "Explanations" and "Real-World References" can be a little obscure at first, but it gets easier with time. I'd recommend going here for more information about the Fun Facts section of articles. It's pretty handy-dandy. Also, if you're ever unsure about whether you should add/remove/change something, you can post it on the article's talk page so that others can give you their input. Have you thought about creating an account here? DENNIS T/C 18:06, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Hope you get lots of candy! Unless you're not trick or treating. If you are, who are you gonna be? I'm gonna be Slash. I don't really like Guns N' Roses that much, I just like his hair :P. Okay Bye! Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 16:07, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

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