This is mainly directed at Sulfur but applies to one or two others aswell.
Please stop placing sarcastic comments or personal messages in the edit summary of an article's history!
I can cite three examples of this occuring off the top of my head - here, here and here - all of them could easily be avoided by simply noting the changes made and nothing more. For example, something like:
- Reworded description and added category
- Removed speculation, see talk page
- Minor change - "Jim" to "James"
The last two in particular really annoyed me.
TO SULFUR: I may have be incorrect in adding the note to TCARS but that is no way to talk to anyone, edit summary or not! As for the third, I have spent hours and hours on the "Melora" article only for you to come along and make one minor change, noting "let's change this shall we?" in your usual sarcastic manner. If you have something to say, use my talk page for it - that's what it's there for!
TO EVERYONE ELSE: This by no means applies to everybody, just some who I have noticed do this on a regular basis. I think it is important enough to bring up and should be addressed before it gets any worse, least of all because it is bordering on - if not breaching - Memory Alpha's "no personal attacks" policy. This sort of thing, whether in the edit summary or not, is enough to put off any users from contributing. The edit summary is there to record changes - nothing more. If there is more to be said, it should be done on the relevant talk page.
- I notice that you're directing all of these at me completely. Nothing else. It's not "some", it's me.
- Also, I would like to know how "Let's use Jim Crocker's proper credit name, James" is sarcastic or a personal comment. It was an edit that was simply that. Let's use his proper credit name instead of his colloquial name that he actually may go by on a regular basis.
- Yes, some of my edit comments are sarcastic now and then, especially when an edit has to be made to correct an error from someone who should know better. -- sulfur 00:28, March 19, 2011 (UTC)