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User talk:Addison/Archive

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Admin nomination

Ahoy! Due to policy, your self-nomination for adminship was deleted because it was not filled out properly. Specifically, you did not fill in the end date, or give any sort of reason as to why you should be an admin. Also, your edit history is extremely sparse. Unless you have a significant amount of edit history, it is not advised to apply for an administrator position, as many editors require that in order to be able to judge whether a candidate would make a good administrator. Fair winds! --Thunderbird 16:21, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

User Pages

Ahoy! User pages are not actually part of the main YPPedia, and hence are not subject to the same rules. Thus we don't edit other people's user pages to correct spellings and the like. The main exceptions are if the user page violates the TOS or some other YPPedia policy (such as having categores), if it has a link to a main namespace page that gets moved, or if the user has given permission. Basically, if they want to write the word "octo" on their user page, we let them. =) Fair winds! --Belthazar451 02:28, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Further to that, if you are unsure of what belongs or doesn't belong on a user page, leave a message for an admin and one of us will take care of it. -- Cedarwings (talk) 04:24, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Image tags

Ahoy! When you upload images, don't forget to include the appropriate image tag in the summary field. The image tag attributes copyright to the correct source - for flag, crew and pirate portraits, the correct tag is {{portrait image}} (Usage). Fair winds! --Belthazar451 00:03, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Messages

Ahoy! Please be cautious about the messages that you leave for other users. You are not an administrator and are leaving messages about things that users are "not" allowed to do when there is in fact no policy that is being broken. For example, the message that you left for User:Biliter01 today regarding disambiguation pages is not correct. There are not any policies that exist regarding how many links there must be to other pages for a disambiguation page to be created. If you are concerned about an issue, raise it with one of the administrators so they can handle it. -- Cedarwings (talk) 02:51, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Oh sorry about that, I just thought that you weren't allowed to make disambig pages for only 2 crews..... oh well, I've been misinformed by someone.

Reuploading images

You only need to reupload the image once. The reason why you are not immediately seeing the change is that your web browser is caching the image. In order to refresh your web browser's cache, go to the image page (in your case it would be Image:Flags-Honor Above All.jpg) and there should be text with a link under the image (Flags-Honor Above All.jpg (348 × 293 pixel, file size: 75 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)). Click on that link to view just the image and then use your web browser's reload or refresh button. --Guppymomma 02:11, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay! Thanks for the tip! --Addison 02:52, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Image note

Just a note, the {{delete}} (Usage) template (or {{d}} for short) is more appropriate for images that have been reuploaded under the correct name. It also places them in a category that marks them for deletion. --Thunderbird 01:39, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Kay, thanks :) --Addison 01:40, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

If you have tagged it for deletion, it places it in an easy to view category for admins to review and delete at thier discretion. It is not required to bring it to a specific admins attention upon tagging. Fair winds. -- Haywoodx(t/c) 02:11, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Your adminship request

Just a little warning: your last request for adminship was rejected because you did not follow the instructions correctly. Make sure you read them carefully, especially the part where it says how to include the request on the page. =) --Belthazar451 22:43, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, just fixing that now. Thanks for the message too mate. --Addison 22:45, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
As I attempted to warn you, the instructions for making an RfA say that your application should be on a page named YPPedia:Requests for adminship/Addison, which is then called in the main requests for adminship page. As I said, read the instructions carefully. --Belthazar451 04:27, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Image names

The proper way to name images for a flag is "Image:Flags-<flagname>-<description>.png" (or .jpg). So, for example, Image:Flags-EAC-Boogiewonderdance.jpg . The infobox version would always be Image:Flags-EAC.jpg as that's what the template requires. --Barrister 00:36, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for the tip, I will fix those other images to the names required :D. Happy editing! --Addison 00:38, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Links

Changing links from [[subscriber]]s to [[subscriber|subscribers]] is not diambiguation. It's also incorrect. The first form is the correct way to do it, do not change articles in this way. You can read about linking here. --Guppymomma 21:53, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Crew infobox parameters

There never was a "hascaptain" parameter - it's the flag infobox's "hasmonarch" you're thinking of. =) --Belthazar451 00:19, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Frequency

Don't give the frequency warning out like that. His last edit was a single edit in one whole day. Previous to that it was 9 edits in one day. I don't want to ever see you giving that warning out for single digit numbers of edits in a day. --Guppymomma 14:41, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

It was also a day three months ago. The main point of it is to warn them on the same day, or as they're doing it. --Belthazar451 21:39, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

You gave out the warning to an editor who made 8 edits today (not counting the one edit that was made 10 hours previous, which does not qualify). Please watch your usage of this template. Such a low number of edits is not really disruptive to Recent Changes. --Thunderbird 04:33, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Moving for disambig

I've seen you moved T-N-T to T-N-T (Sage). Being that T-N-T was a quite relevant flag on Sage it has a good number of pages that link to that one flag page. If you are making room for another flag named like that, its best to disambiguate that new page than go changing everything that links to a page that has been on wiki for quite a long time. --Cecidrake 22:09, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Well I've disambiged ALOT of pages... so you want me to move it back again? I am open to do so. --Addison 22:11, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
Not now that you've already done it. Again if you are not adding anything called T-N-T then there is absolutely no need for the disambiguation. If there is another flag/crew/building called T-N-T on another ocean then that new page should have the disambig.--Cecidrake 22:14, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm relinking all thats linked to T-N-T first. Then I plan on making a page on the flag here. If you could it would be greatly appreciated if you help disambig stuff. --Addison 22:16, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
That is a dead flag (monarch is dormant). Unless you can find another ACTIVE flag of the same name, disambiguation is NOT appropriate. --Thunderbird 23:23, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Caution recommended

I recommend that you proceed with caution with your future edits to the Yppedia. You have been creating a great deal of work for the administrators here and similar experiences with other users have seen them blocked for anywhere from a week to permanently. Have a look at User talk:Instantflash for how things proceeded with this user that found him receiving a permablock. While we realize that you are just trying to help improve the Yppedia and assist other users, I would recommend you be a little more cautious in the future, with your edits, your page creations, and your comments to other users. -- Cedarwings (talk) 01:40, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Poking admins

Unless an article is undergoing vandalism or contains reprehensible images and/or language it isn't necessary to point administrators to articles that need deletion/merging. Someone will come along soon enough and deal with it. --Fiddler 20:50, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Okay. My finger was sore anyway... --Addison 20:52, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Re: The Enchanted - Use your judgment. If you think a private statement shouldn't be on the wiki, delete it and start a discussion on the talk page. Again, this doesn't require an admin to step in. --Fiddler 21:48, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Heh heh, my judgment hasn't gotten me in very good places... (T-N-T issue) --Addison 22:26, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

One week block

You have been asked, been cautioned and been warned time and time again. You have failed to adhere to these cautions and warnings and hopefully a one week block will finally wake you up to what you are doing wrong. Please take this time to think very carefully about your actions and even review your own comments (in a PM you sent to me) about how you proceed with your edits. Failure to control your edits in future will result in further blocks which will be longer next time or may possibly become permanent. -- Cedarwings (talk) 05:48, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Here are some things you should read through more carefully: YPPedia:Policies and guidelines and YPPedia:Editors' Code of Conduct. --Guppymomma 13:59, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
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