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Glad to have you back. So many articles are now more readable! One question, though. Why are you italicizing the names of battle armor? I purposely left them unitalicized as it is only BattleMech names that receive italics (to my knowledge). [[TRO:3058U]] does not use italics for them, so I was wondering if you had seen those names italicized in another source. --[[User:Scaletail|Scaletail]] 13:01, 12 May 2008 (CDT)
 
Glad to have you back. So many articles are now more readable! One question, though. Why are you italicizing the names of battle armor? I purposely left them unitalicized as it is only BattleMech names that receive italics (to my knowledge). [[TRO:3058U]] does not use italics for them, so I was wondering if you had seen those names italicized in another source. --[[User:Scaletail|Scaletail]] 13:01, 12 May 2008 (CDT)
  
:Sorry about that, I assumed that the names of other machines would be italicized since the 'Mechs were... My mistake. I'll start fixing it.--[[User:DragonoftheRust|DragonoftheRust]] 15:32, 12 May 2008 (CDT)
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:Sorry about that, I assumed that the names of other machines would be italicized since the 'Mechs were... My mistake. I'll start fixing it. I think it would be a bad idea to simply revert because I know that when I edited many of them I noticed things besides missing italics.--[[User:DragonoftheRust|DragonoftheRust]] 15:32, 12 May 2008 (CDT)

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Welcome

I see that you've done a lot of work cleaning up the BattleMech articles. Thank you! I hope you stick around and keep up the great work. You may want to be introduce yourself over at BattleTechWiki:New user log. If you plan to keep editing 'Mech articles, you should sign up at BattleTechWiki:Project BattleMechs. --Scaletail 18:40, 10 September 2007 (CDT)

I've also been watching your edits and am impressed. Welcome! Thanks for the hard work. Nicjansma 23:54, 10 September 2007 (CDT)

No-change edits

If it wouldn't be too much trouble, when you open up the edit page, but then do not edit anything, could you hit "cancel" instead of "Save Page?" When I pull up BTW, the first thing I usually do is go to "Recent changes" and see what has been done since the last time I signed in (good for catching vandalism), and it would just make my life a lot easier if I did not have to look through all of your non-edits. Thanks! Scaletail 14:10, 25 September 2007 (CDT)

All of the changes I checked were "minor" changes (such as adding a comma after an introductory clause), but VERY hard to see (the only red on the diff page is the comma). I also check the recent changes frequently (especially to revert vandalism), so had noticed the same thing. Bdevoe 18:17, 25 September 2007 (CDT)
If that is the case, then my apologies and I withdraw my request. Scaletail 21:03, 26 September 2007 (CDT)
Kinda late to the party, but I thought I might as well add my 2 C-Bills. You actually can't make a new revision of a page if you haven't changed anything. As long as there is at least one byte of difference the new revision will be made though. --Xoid 23:16, 24 October 2007 (CDT)

Bot Flag

I know you're not a bot and, frankly, the minor grammatical fixes you make are incredibly important — improving the quality of the content we already have is paramount if we're to be taken seriously and lure more Wikipedians and their ilk into making Sarna the definitive source for BattleTech related information.

However… you are a lean, mean, editin' machine. The sheer number of edits you make tends to flood Special:Recentchanges and is presumably a drain on both the bandwidth of other vigilant editors and Sarna.net. For every edit you make I have to look at the diff. comparison and mark it as patrolled. Combine that with the fact that many of your edits are to the same page, merely different sections of it, and we're looking at least 5 page views per revision you make (You visit the page, preview, save, I view the diff. comparison, mark as patrolled). Add Scaletail, Kittle and Bedove's seemingly checking every edit and you've got a lot of page views in total. Each page is a minimum of roughly 12.0 kBs. I know from experience how this can add up incredibly quickly.

I see three solutions to this. You can…

  1. …get given the bot flag, so other editors can filter your edits from recent changes.
  2. …edit entire articles, instead of every individual section.
  3. …stop editing.

I don't want to see #3 happen at all, and I know that #2 can be difficult to remember when you've already gotten into the habit of mass-editing. It can also be murder on dial-up users and I'm unaware of what sort of connection you have to the Internet. So I'm politely requesting that consider letting yourself get tagged as a bot, despite the fact you're not, as a courtesy to other editors. --Xoid 23:16, 24 October 2007 (CDT)

Another option would be to have a separate account for DotR that is tagged as a bot for these minor edits. I think he's been doing a great job on cleaning up, but there seems to be a pretty consistent rhythm to his edits. :) I wonder if the same problems exist on all of the pages. I certainly wouldn't want to miss any of his major contributions, though, and tagging the account as bot would do that, I believe. Just by C0.02. :) Bdevoe 13:31, 25 October 2007 (CDT)
A large number of the original BattleMech pages were by CJKeys. While he didn't have the best spelling or grammar, he knew his stuff and was dedicated. We were quite the team, he carved out a niche as an article writer, and I copyedited what he created so it could shine. There were still many, many more 'Mech articles than I could reasonably handle on my own and during my absence the backlog has seemingly increased. Scaletail's not been helping… (adding more 'Mech articles to the wiki... shame on you :P)
The major problem has been addressed (DotR decided to go with option #2), but you do raise an interesting point. The easiest way to do that, without multiple accounts, would be if DotR uses the edit summary for major changes. This'd make it easy to spot his copyediting sprees and when he's adding or significantly changing content. --Xoid 00:34, 26 October 2007 (CDT)

Italics

Glad to have you back. So many articles are now more readable! One question, though. Why are you italicizing the names of battle armor? I purposely left them unitalicized as it is only BattleMech names that receive italics (to my knowledge). TRO:3058U does not use italics for them, so I was wondering if you had seen those names italicized in another source. --Scaletail 13:01, 12 May 2008 (CDT)

Sorry about that, I assumed that the names of other machines would be italicized since the 'Mechs were... My mistake. I'll start fixing it. I think it would be a bad idea to simply revert because I know that when I edited many of them I noticed things besides missing italics.--DragonoftheRust 15:32, 12 May 2008 (CDT)