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User talk:Mltco78dhs

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Hello, Mltco78dhs, and welcome to Wowpedia, the Warcraft wiki! Thank you for your contributions, and we heartily encourage you to continue contributing!

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Welcome! PeterWind (talk) 02:06, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Signing

It's been noticed you haven't been properly signing your comments on talk pages. I'd like to remind you using four tildes (~~~~) will automatically produce your name and date. If you can not find the tilde key there are two other ways to sign your posts. Above the edit box is a button ( Button sig.png ) and towards the bottom while editing is a box of many useful inserts, which also contains the four tildes.

The reason we'd like you to sign your posts is that Wowpedia is not a forum where it automatically states who posted and when it was posted, signing (with a date) will make it clear and easier to follow a conversation, or tell how old a conversation is. Thank you for understanding. -- PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 17:33, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

I've stuck "Mltco78dhs (talk) 18:14, 13 August 2017 (UTC)" at the end of virtually every post I've made or in the summary. Perhaps if it's in the summary, it's not picked up? I, too, have noticed that on occasion, a post that i *know* I just typed the four tildes in, shows up as unsigned. Been trying to find a pattern. I'll keep looking. Is there somewhere specific it needs to be? On it's own line perhaps, or set off by something (even a space - I've just been ending posts with the four tildes). Let me know and I'll do it. It's a puzzle why some work and some don't. I'm sure I'm just missing something about how precisely to do it.
Hahahahah. Obviously it doesn't matter where. I deliberately had a few in there (and a few references by just 'the four tildes') to see what would happen.Mltco78dhs (talk) 18:16, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Not in the summary, that actually doesn't change into the signature there. You do it at the end of your post on talk pages. --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 18:50, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
That might be the issue. Honestly, I was just typing it "when I was done" which was quite often when I entered the summary information. It would probably explain the hit-or-miss nature of it not showing up. I'll pay more attention.Mltco78dhs (talk) 18:56, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Still having signature issues

Attempted an edit on Making A Macro.

Adding signature to my edit resulted in the signature appearing in the body of the page when the change was saved.

Adding signature to the summary resulted in no signature in the history.

Where, again, am I supposed to put this? I'm attempting to follow the guidelines, but I'm getting irregular results.Mltco78dhs (talk) 23:04, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

You only do it on talk pages, not content pages. In the body of the talk page after your comments. --PcjWowpedia admin (TDrop me a line!C207,729 contributions and counting) 23:05, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Well that makes sense. Sorry. <sheepish grin> Dang, I was struggling hard with that. I'm working my way (slowly) through that guide. It's badly wrong in places, but I'm trying to "prove" the errors before I report them. That's a lengthy process, as you can imagine. I don't know who wrote that article, but it is full of false assumptions and missed syntax and inappropriately informal language and . . . and . . . and . . . and . . . . I'll do what I can with it in pieces. I'd hoped to create a draft document to show a moderator, but I have no idea where I'd even put that, and creating a "punch list" of errors on that page turned into a project on its own (there are just so very many). For now, as I run into things I see that are wrong, I'm making the changes immediately. I'm also trying keep any emotional content out of my summaries, but I'm pretty sure an implied "dumbass" is slipping through now and then. I'm a very direct person. Nuance is difficult for me. But I spent more than 25 years in IT, much of it doing technical writing. I think I can whip this (and many other pages) into shape (eventually - if I live long enough [I'm 56 now and not in the best of health]).Mltco78dhs (talk) 23:12, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Hoping for the best! :) PeterWind (talk) 23:45, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Re:Click

Unless you have further comments on Talk:API Button Click, I'm going to revert the page to the original wording soon. — foxlit (talk) 09:41, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Blocked

I've blocked you for 7 days for reasons described on Talk:API GetTime#Time since startup?:

Your language in these comments (and many others in your contribution history) is simply not acceptable on Wowpedia. You're more than welcome to contribute improvements to the API documentation, but please do so without shitting on everyone else's contributions, the personal attacks, and the constant rudeness in edit summaries and on talk pages. To emphasize this point, I'm going to block you for 7 days, and warn you that continuing with this behavior will result in longer blocks in the future.

Please take this time to reflect on your behavior, and be more civil in the future. — foxlit (talk) 22:13, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Edit summaries

Hey! Just a quick note, it's not necessary to add the "4x ~" in edit summaries. PeterWind (talk) 17:08, 14 May 2018 (UTC)