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Thanks for your edits across the site - much appreciated! -- Ryan • (talk) • 23:55, 1 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Wrh2: You're welcome, and thank you for welcoming me. --Rubbish computer (talk) 23:58, 1 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

Redirects in non-latin scripts


Hi, we had a pretty deep discussion last year regarding redirects in non-latin scripts, and we reached consensus against it.

So could you not create redirect such as אַשְׁקְלוֹן ?

Please let me know if you want me to find the reference to this consensus.

Thanks!--Andrewssi2 (talk) 00:24, 2 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Andrewssi2: Sorry, I will bear this is in mind in the future. Thanks for letting me know. --Rubbish computer (talk) 00:26, 2 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
See Wikivoyage_talk:Deletion_policy#Non-latin_scripts_in_article_names for the discussion. Pashley (talk) 00:38, 5 September 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hello and welcome!

I think it's great that you've hit the ground running and are editing so actively! However, I question some of the redirects you're creating. Do you really think Corsicana, for example, is such a popular search term that it's likely for people to use Corsicana (United States)‎ and Corsicana (Texas) as search terms, especially considering that when you type in the search window, auto-completions are offered?

@Ikan Kekek: Good point, I'll restrict redirects like these to popular targets. --Rubbish computer (talk) 01:08, 2 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
Popular targets, and I'd say also likely search terms. I don't think, for example, that New York (New York) is a likely search term, though I could see an argument for New York, NY redirecting to Manhattan (and also problems with such a redirect). Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:10, 2 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
@Ikan Kekek: Good point. --Rubbish computer (talk) 01:11, 2 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
If I may, Corsicana (Texas) is a good redirect, because anyone who doesn't know whether or not Corsicana is a disambiguation page will likely try the former. The auto-complete on the search bar doesn't assist users writing wikicode. Powers (talk) 14:57, 12 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
OK, I don't know what you mean about wikicode, so perhaps you can instruct us a bit. If I put [[Corsicana]] with the brackets into the "Search" window, I get search results, the first of which is in fact the Corsicana article. What is the situation you are referring to? Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:01, 12 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
I mean while writing an article, if someone wants to link to Corsicana, they're likely to use (Texas) because they don't know if Corsicana is the right page to link to. Powers (talk) 15:17, 12 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
I'm thinking we don't usually want people linking to redirects like that. I guess you disagree, and maybe when you explain why, I'll be convinced. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:20, 12 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
It's not that I think they're preferable (so I can't give a reason why); it's that I don't see any reason to avoid them. Powers (talk) 02:14, 13 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
I would edit that kind of link if I saw it in an article and had the time and inclination. Anyway, thanks for explaining why these kinds of redirects are not such a problem. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:47, 13 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

I like your Wikipedia user page


- pity the link does not really generate random insults... BushelCandle (talk) 16:56, 5 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

@BushelCandle: The link is at here rather than at Shakespeare Insult Generator. --Rubbish computer (talk) 00:22, 6 September 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hi there. I've made you an Autopatroller because you make consistently good edits and are very constructive and cooperative. Thank you, and keep up the good work!

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:20, 12 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Ikan Kekek: Thank you very much. --Rubbish computer (talk) 12:44, 12 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
You're welcome. Thank you for all the great edits! Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:02, 12 September 2015 (UTC)Reply