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- ARCHIVE 1: Created 12/17/2012 at 17:34 PM (UTC)
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES OF MY USER TALK PAGE THOROUGHLY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES OR ADDITIONS TO MY USER TALK PAGE!!!
I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!
Rules of my User Talk Page
Hi! Welcome to my User Talk Page! Since it's somewhat quiet around here most of the time, I'd like to set up some ground rules for my talk page to make sure that no feelings get hurt, no edits are unnecessary, and that everyone has fun on it while making sure that they follow the rules as well. So I guess we'll get started.
Rule 1: No Swearing
Since Bulbapedia is used by many people worldwide, many of them being kids under the age of 13, I'd like to make sure that if someone in that age group comes upon my talk page they wouldn't see any offensive language, including minor words as well. So that means no quotes from Family Guy, no swearing out of frustration, nothing. I'd like to have a user talk page that can be read by everyone without having them being offended.
Rule 2: No Edit Wars
Well this should be obvious to many of you. This is strongly frowned upon on the mainspace, so I believe that it should be frowned upon here as well. Edit wars are notorious for creating enemies between users along with grudges as well. On my talk page, everyone should be nice to each other and should start friendships, which can lead to working together in order to make the mainspace a better place due to cooperation, collaberating between each other to share ideas, and other factors. Edit wars can also put the sanity of my userpage (along with every other page on Bulbapedia) at risk, which is what I don't want. Edit wars also hurt the feelings of whoever's comment was removed or reposted without their permission. So don't start edit wars please!
Rule 3: Follow the Golden Rule
This should be just a plain rule of common sense: Follow the Golden Rule. In other words, treat others the way you want to be treated. This can easily be followed by respecting other users, no hurting any feelings, and/or trying to make friends every now and again. Who knows? It might just pay off!
Rule 4: Ask me BEFORE Editing any Content on This Page
This rule is just so that I don't get the wrong idea if a user changes my work. I may assume that they may be trying to hurt my feelings by rejecting my work and changing it on my talk page, which I find UNACCEPTABLE. Please state your reasoning for editing it (i.e. Doesn't make sense, Violates the Manual of Style, etc.), its location (i.e. Section 12, Line 104, etc.), and how it will affect other articles if changed (i.e. It will make replies to this unnecessary, It will make the section after it easier to understand, etc.) and I'll inspect the section in question. If I agree with your reasoning and how it will affect other articles if changed, which I don't guarantee, I will change the content personally. If I don't agree with your reasoning and/or how it will affect other articles, I will let you know and tell you why I disagree. This rule also applies if you plan on editing any other user's content (besides your own). Although, for that, you must first notify BOTH me and the user who posted the content.
Rule 5: Follow the Bulbapedia Manual of Style at All Times
This rule is self-explantory. Just do what the Manual of Style says and I'm okay with it.
Rule 6: Don't Come to Me With Questions
If you need a hand with Bulbapedia, don't come to me! I may have a article on MAGNEDETH's Talk Page, but that doesn't mean that I have all the answers! My user has only been here since October 10, 2010 for crying out loud! And I've only been playing Pokémon games a lot since June 6th, 2010! So I don't have all of the answers! Go to a Bulbapedia Staff Member, the forums, or an article's talk page for that!
Rule 7: Don't Change the Rules of my Talk Page
Since these rules are guidelines for my Talk Page, PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THEM. Doing so will result in IMMEDIATE undoing of the edit. If you feel that they need to be changed, please tell me what you think should be changed, I'll take a look at it and, if I agree, I'll change them. If I disagree, I'll notify you. Changing the rules without consulting me first can result in many unwanted rule changes, unnecessary rules, and rules that allow someone to do something that I don't agree on, along with others if they are not changed back immediately. So please don't edit these rules yourself. ALWAYS consult me first!
Rule 8: Read the Text Below the Edit Box
Many users fail to read the text below the edit box while editing pages. I do not want that to happen on my User Talk Page. Following this rule is simple enough. Read the text below the Character Palette, make sure your edit follows those rules, and make sure that you merge edits if necessary to make sure that nobody's work is left out.
Rule 9: Have Fun!
Very simple to follow. Just have fun on my user talk page and follow these rules and all will be well.
More rules to come soon! So follow the rules, make sure that you preview, save your wanted edits, and remember to add a signature with a timestamp to your work!