Hi, you erased on-going discussion from our votes for deletion page. I wonder if you intended it or just an accident. I hope the latter was the case. It is on-going so please be nice and keep it. Thanks. --Aphaia 07:38, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Hi again, I am sorry to erase your vote from our WQ:VFD for support Reirom, not because we dislike him or you, but only just you are anonymous and left no signature nor timestamp. It is a place to decide community will, so you are expected to make legitimate edits on this project and show yourself as a part of community. You edits only on votes and talk. It is not acceptable on our community in general. I recommend you to create an account and become a respectable part of community with a name, not remaining as an anonym who left never his signature. Thanks. --Aphaia 01:53, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Your refusal to sign your edits
You have been told this in different ways several times now, but I'll try to make this abundantly clear:
- Not signing a posting on a wiki is like thumbing your nose at the wiki community.
If you walk up to someone on the street and make a rude gesture, they are not likely to take anything you tell them seriously. This is one reason why you are so quickly dismissed on Wikiquote. No matter how many times we've told you, and how often we explained how to sign your posts, you refuse to do so. It is impossible to interpret this as anything but rudeness.
Wiki communities are usually forgiving for newbies who don't know the procedures, but rarely do they take this much trouble to hammer home an idea. It is the responsibility of each wiki user to learn wiki etiquette, and abject refusal to do so will usually make it impossible to get people to listen to you.
Furthermore, refusal to sign a VfD posting will get your vote deleted. That's policy, and that will happen to anyone who fails to sign, even if it's a sysop. (Community members may ask someone they know to remember to sign a VfD entry when they forget, but they are not obligated to do so, and they do it because of a friendly working relationship. You can be sure that such consideration will not be shown to users who thumb their noses at the community, and you shouldn't expect such civil behavior if you don't even try to be a good wiki member.)
You have been working hard to make a case to create and maintain a specific article, but you haven't even bothered to learn and follow the rules and practices of the system you're trying to participate in. This is a recipe for failure in any field of endeavor, not just wiki. Please learn how things work and show that you can participate in the community. It won't automatically get the article here — that's still a community decision — but failure to do so pretty much guarantees that no one will take you seriously. — Jeff Q (talk) 09:15, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
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