User talk:Cowsgumball31

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Wiki Request 13747[edit source]

Hi Cowsgumball31,

Your description in the above-captioned wiki request was still a bit vague in terms of the topic and scope of your wiki. Nevertheless, I have approved it essentially as a so-called "reverse Reception wiki" (or "positive Reception wiki"), with a strong reminder for you to ensure you've fully read Content Policy, paying particular attention to the following points:

  1. "Miraheze does not host wikis with the sole purpose to spread unsubstantiated insult, hate or rumours against a person or group of people"; and,
  2. "A wiki must not create problems which make it difficult for other wikis."

As well, you should also ensure you've read Code of Conduct, which is a global policy that applies to all wikis and all wiki bureaucrats and administrators are responsible for ensuring it is functionally carried out on wikis they manage.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reply, adding {{ping|Dmehus}} so that I am notified. Thanks!

Cheers,
Dmehus (talk) 22:50, 15 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Removal of user talk page discussion threads[edit source]

Hi Cowsgumball31,

According to talk page (including user talk page) conventions or norms, discussion threads, in most cases, are normally not removed, as you did with this edit. If I've answered your question, you can either (a) reply, indicating your understanding and/or with thanks for my assistance or (b) simply ignore it. I would prefer that the question, and response, remain on my user talk page, in case other users have similar questions, they may find it useful.

Thanks,
Dmehus (talk) 21:13, 16 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Archiving a talk page and English variations[edit source]

Hi Cowsgumball31,

I noticed your good-faith blanking of your user talk page, which @GondorChicken: has reverted. While you can remove past, resolved user talk page threads, common best practice is to archive the old, resolved threads in one of several ways, which are outlined here. If you opt to use the automatic archive method, you would simply add the {{autoarchive/config}} to the top of your user talk page, specifying the configuration variables outlined on that page.

Separately, I also noticed that you, in entirely good-faith, corrected what probably seemed like a typographical error in one of my above posts, as you did here. You may be interested in reading this page, which is a policy guideline English Wikipedia uses to allow for different variations of the English language. In this case, rumours is the Canadian and British English spelling of the U.S. English word rumors. I was pleased to see you self-reverted your edit here.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks,
Dmehus (talk) 22:57, 16 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Note: I already knew I was just testing something because I got a message that said you did this too many times. Signed Cowsgumball31. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cowsgumball31 (talkcontribs) 23:17, 16 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Cowsgumball31: Alright, that's fine. For testing purposes, you may want to create your sandbox, as a subpage of your own userspace to perform tests. Alternatively, you can use the community sandbox here on Meta or, better yet, head over to Public Test Wiki, where you can even request testing administrator and, later, bureaucrat permissions at its RfP page.
When on Meta, or really any talk page or noticeboard page, please remember to sign your posts using four tildes (~~~~), instead of manually typing your name, as it includes a critical timestamp required by the bot, among other things. Dmehus (talk) 00:12, 17 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]