User talk:Cuddles/Archive 1

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"Online/Offline" Status

Hello! In regards to your condition status on your user page, we ask that you refrain from consistently updating whether or not you are online. These edits are nonconstructive and put an additional strain on our server. But, the Online Users extension on the Recent Changes page already shows whenever a user is online, so other people can use that as reference. :) - TonyT S C 15:36, 7 June 2012 (EDT)

Hello, again. Just thought you should know that we cannot allow "wikistress" updates for the very same reason. Additionally, because of how this wiki runs, day trips are usually not appropriate times to leave notices on pages simply because of the short duration of the trip (and this wiki doesn't operate fast enough for it to make any notable difference). Essentially, if there was an issue, you could easily respond to it within 1-3 days with no repercussions or penalties (not that there would be). :P - TonyT S C 11:04, 12 June 2012 (EDT)
I know that constantly updating if I am or not offline puts an additional strain to the server. Unfortunately, I wish I had a status on my user page to indicate if I am or not offline. Soon I may re-add the status. Thank you! --Cuddles (Sit next door) 19:14, 17 June 2012 (EDT)
We kindly ask that you do not. Any attempt at bettering the wiki is welcome, but these status updates of yours are totally nonconstructive. The staff has to patrol every edit made to the wiki and we will not be taking extra work upon ourselves just so you can let people know when you're online. Please consider this carefully. — Hylian King [*] 13:30, 18 June 2012 (EDT)
We can already see when you're online, anyway. Just open up the "Online Users" bar in the Recent Changes. Also, we noticed that over 80% of your current edits are related to your userpages. Try to edit more articles in the main part of the wiki and help make Zelda Wiki better for our users! — Abdullah [T] [C] [S]  13:45, 18 June 2012 (EDT)
By request, I should probably get the Autopatrol user right to mark my own edits as patrolled automatically. --Cuddles (Sit next door) 00:33, 27 June 2012 (EDT)
I'm afraid Autopatrol is not a user right granted upon request. In fact, asking for it typically does just the opposite: ensuring that you do not get it.
You see, Autopatrol, as dictated here, is a position granted to trusted users who have shown an exceptional capability of bettering the wiki and an ability to not make mistakes within their own edits.
However, there are several reasons why you simply wouldn't qualify. Firstly, you're a new user. You haven't established yourself among the community, instead mainly making several minor updates to your User Page. This does not truly show other users your editing capability nor does it establish whether or not you are willing to make proper compromise and work progressively with other users. As such, there simply cannot be anything to base the value of trust upon. Rather, you have not displayed any sort of positive behavior to warrant being taken into consideration.
Secondly, your constant and seemingly insatiable edits to the wiki don't show what sort of editing potential you have when it comes to editing legitimate pages. In fact, of your 136 current total edits, only 6 of them have to deal with game-related articles. This certainly isn't enough to judge whether you deserve an awarded position.
If you would like to be recognized for your contributions, I highly suggest that you make positive and helpful contributions elsewhere (that is, not on Talk pages or other Users'). In addition, you must show that you can be a positive and dependable part of the community. I think you must be a reliable contributor who excels at editing and understands the eternal need for a cooperative spirit above all else.
Since the topic is at hand, I must ask: for what grand purpose do you have a desire for "promotion"? Being of autoconfirmed and autopatrol rank, apart from perhaps the bragging rights, really isn't much of a change from being a regular editor. - TonyT S C 01:41, 27 June 2012 (EDT)

Custom Styles

Just wanted to tell you that you don't need to edit vector.css and monobook.css. Common.css applies to ALL skins, making the other two redundant. Just clear the other two and edit common.css from now on. — Abdullah [T] [C] [S]  11:54, 19 June 2012 (EDT)

Done. --Cuddles (Sit next door) 20:52, 19 June 2012 (EDT)
Woah, slow down, man. Just saw you make 9 edits to your custom style in about 30 minutes. You can preview CSS on any wikipage by using {{#css: tags (example) or by using your browser's "Inspect Element" or "Developer Mode" feature. Save your CSS after previewing it on the relevant pages. — Abdullah [T] [C] [S]  13:58, 26 June 2012 (EDT)
Thanks for that advice! When I edit a page, I click the "Show preview" button to check for any mistakes I made, and correct them. I may also click the "Show changes" button to see what text was added, replaced, and/or deleted. --Cuddles (Sit next door) 01:52, 30 June 2012 (EDT)