[WikiEN-l] Apology

Daniel R. Tobias dan at tobias.name
Mon May 8 04:16:24 UTC 2006

On 5 May 2006 at 20:23, <julieharding1 at charter.net> wrote:
[long line fixed]
> Thank you for your formal apology.  I am to assume that someone
> spoke to you about your behavior.  Right now I am enraged.  I just
> spent over six hours editing the front page issues for you guys
> and for some reason, your program wouldn't take it from me. 
> Wikipedia is supposed to be the encyclopedia that anyone can edit?
>  Well, I just edited a whole section for you!  Goodnight 
>  ----redhawk1972

I'm not sure what, exactly, you were trying to edit (the front page 
itself is protected against edits because it would be a particularly 
big vandalism target if it were freely editable), but it doesn't seem 
like a good idea to spend six hours working on a single set of edits 
without ever saving them; there are many ways it could go wrong 
(including some with no fault from Wikipedia, like a computer crash 
or power failure at your end).  There is also likely to be an edit 
conflict if anybody else edits the article in the interim, which 
might be why your edits failed to save (it's hard to tell from the 
sketchy description you gave).  It's better to make small edits, one 
section at a time, saving each one separately.

I looked up the username you gave above, and found this edit history:


As of when I checked, it had only one edit, which seemed to be a rant 
with an edit summary that looked like a death threat ("Drop this one 
and you're Dead!").  You might want to tone down your rhetoric a bit 
if you don't want trouble.

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