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Just a tip- when removing something from an article, it's usually a good idea to copy it to the talk page. That way, if it is readded, others will know to remove it, or at least discuss it.--31dot 20:22, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
120m Defiant Edit
I've started a discussion on the Defiant class length issue, so we can actually try and get a real solution. It seems like we aren't all on the same page here, some people thinking there is a source, some people thinking it is speculation, etc. Let's try to actually present a source, all that jazz. --OuroborosCobra talk 20:40, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
Removing large chunks of text Edit
When removing large chunks of potentially questionable, debatable or unconfirmed text, such as was done at Sovereign class, please be so kind to add it to the talk page, with a discussion as to why it was removed, because I (for one) don't quite understand why you removed that...(deck count debate?) if so/not, then please enlighten us on the appropriate talk page. Thanks. --Alan 17:48, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
- He did not edit your post. He added information you failed to specify. We archive things we remove to the talk page so that they can be restored if it was decided that the removal was unwarranted. Please leave it there. — Morder 20:20, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
That's what "add it to the talk page" means. --Alan 20:30, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Talk pages Edit
Please read Help:Talk pages to find out how to properly indent your comments. If you're the first editor of a section you get no : if you're the second editor you get : if you're the third you get :: and so on and always maintain the same number of :'s for readability. Thanks. — Morder (talk) 16:55, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
Please don't use attacks such as 'idiot' against anyone even vandals. It's against policy and it's worse against vandals as it usually makes them more likely to continue vandalizing because they know they got to someone. Just for the future. Thanks. — Morder (talk) 21:16, December 14, 2009 (UTC)
- I would suggest that next time you make large-scale unilateral changes like that you include a link to the discussion in your edit summary- that way someone coming along later will know what "the discussion" is referring to.--31dot 12:20, February 28, 2010 (UTC)
- No problem, I'll include it in further summaries. – NotOfTheBody 12:22, February 28, 2010 (UTC)