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I noticed your new TOC chart for this page. While I don't want to discourage such work, I wanted to refer you to some other pages with custom TOCs so you could see the kind of format we've been using. Check out Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blackadder, Alias, or Homicide: Life on the Street for some examples. Thanks. ~ UDScott 18:59, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks for the info, I'll change the table in a moment. Koweja 19:07, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
I see that you have been creating many more specific categories for TV-show articles. Thank you for adding descriptive information and a parent category for each new subcategory, something many editors forget or don't know to do. I would ask two further considerations:
- Please don't add overlapping categories, as you did when adding both Category:Television shows and its grandchild Category:Stargate to Stargate SG-1 (which I fixed by removing the grandparent). Since you did not do this for other similar articles, I assume this was merely an oversight, but I mention it in case you hadn't noticed it.
- Please use Wikimedia-project standard sentence case for your categories. I have recreated Category:Military drama TV shows based on your "Category:Military Drama TV shows" (note the incorrect capital "D") and gave you original-creation credit in the edit summary. Only the first letter, proper nouns, and acronyms typically rendered in caps should be capitalized.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your user page! It was a nice break from serious work. You might want to fix the WP links in your manually created user boxes; they need a "w:" prefix to work correctly. (You're welcome to bring over the appropriate user boxes from WP, too, as long as you update their links as well. I recommend directing links to WQ whenever the appropriate page exists here.) ~ Jeff Q (talk) 07:58, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks for the compliment and the advice. I had moved over most of the links, but must have forgotten the userbox links. Koweja 12:54, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Grating grammar goofs
I'd have to disagree with your self-assessment that you "suck at grammar" (, ). If you did, you wouldn't have noticed your mistakes or bothered to correct them. I'm afraid you share my problem: satisfactory command of the language, but occasional shorts in the mind-to-typing-fingers process. For some reason, mine have been growing significantly in the past year, to the point where I invariably confuse at least one adverb for an adjective in nearly every paragraph I write. (By the way, I just trimmed the non-word "paragraphy" after trying to change "lengthy" to "paragraph".)
If you haven't read it, I highly recommend a book called The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman. It's fascinating overall, but particularly germane is a section on "Types of Slips" in the chapter "To Err Is Human" that discusses many different kinds of mental misfirings, with some amusing examples:
- Capture errors
- Counting pages "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King…"
- Description errors
- Throwing dirty clothes in the toilet instead of the hamper
- Data-driver errors
- Dialing yourself on your phone
- Associative activation errors
- Answering the phone, "Come in!"
- Loss-of-activiation errors
- Retracing your steps to remember why you wandered into a room
- Mode errors
- Accidentally resetting a stopwatch during a night jog because it shares a button with the backlight
Sorry - will do. Tyrenius 04:18, 22 January 2007 (UTC)