User talk:Desertborn

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Welcome to Wikipedia, Desertborn! I'm Rubbish computer and an active editor here. Thank you for your changes. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions check out Wikipedia:Questions, or send me a message on my talk page. I like to help new people, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like Wikipedia and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Also, when you post on talk pages you should sign your name using four tildes (~~~~); that should automatically produce your username and the date after your post. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 18:00, 31 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Rubbish computer: Thank you! I appreciate the welcome. Desertborn (talk) 18:11, 31 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks[change source]

for creating this week TOW. I was about to translate tmr and was beaten to it. Nice work. :)--Cohaf (talk) 14:06, 2 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Your welcome :) Desertborn (talk) 19:38, 2 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Tab[change source]

Just saw your note in recent changes. I have an equivalent tab on en.wiki to come back to simple. (en:User:Djsasso/SimpleWPTab.js) But you are right, not really any different than an IW. Just makes it quicker to get to. -DJSasso (talk) 17:16, 6 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Djsasso: Thanks, I'll give it a try. Desertborn (talk) 17:19, 6 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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A Barnstar for you![change source]

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Thank you for giving me your Ideas for getting better at simple wikipedia. Thank you! Wyatt2049 | (Talk) or (Stalk) 15:33, 10 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

IU (singer)[change source]

Hi Desertborn. With regards to the redirect you created (Yi Ji-eun), I believe that hangul romanization of 이 (Lee, I, her surname) is just the letter I. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:40, 12 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@大诺史: Ah, good catch! Thank you!! Desertborn (talk) 14:43, 12 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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Help![change source]

@Desertborn: I've got a situation in RC. Someone keeps vandalizing the same pages. I know it's the same person, and he's most likely using a VPN. Derpdart56 (talk) 15:08, 23 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Derpdart56: At this point (vandal is repeating their vandalism several time after you revert) I would suggest you make a report at WP:VIP and let an admin take care of it. When vandals keep vandalizing the same page even after you undo it, that is the better course instead of getting into an edit war. Another thing I sometimes do is wait a little while before reverting...usually the vandals move on in real life and then you can clean up after. Desertborn (talk) 15:11, 23 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Move[change source]

OK, move done. Macdonald-ross (talk) 14:23, 22 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you! Desertborn (talk) 15:53, 22 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Copy-paste editing[change source]

What do you think about copying datas from english wikipedia and pasting it on simple english? I don't consider it a right thing to do because simple english wikipedia does not have as many pages as english and so it leaves a lot of unnecessary red links. And thats i why fact check from myself and then add it with a simple formatting style with few red links to provide a good interface for readers. But a guy seems to disagree. I will name him after you respond. Please make sure to tag me. ClumsyMind (talk) 18:22, 29 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@ClumsyMind: I appreciate your concern for the readers and wanting to make it a good experience for them. However, copying data is not the same as copying text. When we copy written text, we need to re-write or change it to make it simpler. That is of course very important. But data is very different. And I think that is what you refer to, things like infoboxes and others like that. In this case, it is just data so there is nothing much to make simpler. So copying without change is usually fine. And having red links is not a problem since it shows what we need to create. As Auntof6 says, "The more times a term is redlinked, the higher it appears at Special:WantedPages." So red links are not a problem either. As a side note, may I give you a piece of advice? If you are going to comment on a disagreement you have with another person, it is best to name them so they can give their side of things. That is better for all involved, and certainly more fair. In this case I am notifying Djsasso since it seems he is the one you are referring to. Desertborn (talk) 09:09, 3 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Just butting in! IMO the same conditions apply to infoboxes as applies to written text. In science they have far too much data for a beginner and so are out of sync with the text. Usually they are copies of En wiki, which makes them easy to update. But they are usually way beyond undergraduate level in the sciences, where many of our readers are still at school. Naturally, this does not apply to many topics, but in science it matters a great deal. Look at Saturn for an example of what Osiris and myself did to make the infobox comprehensible to non-experts. Unfortunately, the effort to do this was huge, and not to be repeated lightly. Also it makes the job of updating not so easy. But the infobox as was (and still is for other planets) was made for professionals with little regard for the schoolchildren who often get interested in the subject. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:39, 15 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
That's a fair point. And certainly one to bear in mind and that I will consider more closely in future when copying infoboxes. I have noticed some do seem to complex. Desertborn (talk) 14:29, 15 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Showing gratitude[change source]

I recently received a notification of my newly created articles being connected to other wiki equivalent articles through wikidata by you. Thank you for that! Haoreima (talk) 12:45, 13 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

You are welcome! Desertborn (talk) 12:47, 13 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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