User talk:Lacky/Archive/April 2009

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You should read the small text behind my witty joke. It says: "I agree with every other person in this section". (good luck with your bureaucratismish) Mini Me talk 09:48, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Oh don't worry, I did read it. I check it everyday, along with my (as you would say) "bureaucratismish". -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 00:29, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Are you ever going to answer the questions asked to you by various people on the talk pages for your RFA or RFB? I understand the trepidation, what with so many people saying "I don't know you, so sorry," but if you truly wish to have those tools or run for the same position in the future, not answering the questions and ignoring those asking them will do nothing but hurt your future chances. Just sayin'. --KOKUOU 02:15, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I haven't really had time for them, but when I do, I shall answer them asap. -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 09:09, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
Just for future reference, it's better to answer these kinds of questions in a more timely fashion--say, before the actual voting phase starts. Otherwise, you'll likely fail at garnering the support you need to be elected. As for your RfA, you should probably not run until you have sufficient time on your hands to answer any questions asked of you in a more timely manner. Good luck in the future. --KOKUOU 23:34, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
Also, generally, a RfA lasts a week, so waiting 10 days to answer a question is not going to do it for you. Being an admin on the wiki means you are committing your time and energy here, there isn't really room for... I haven't gotten around to it if you are serious about wanting to do this. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 23:38, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Welcome templates

Hey there. Just a heads up to let you know that there have been problems in the past with generic welcome templates, and they have been the cause of some wiki drama. The general consensus is that a short, more personal greeting is better than pasting a generic welcome template. Of course, this isn't policy so we can't forbid you from doing it, but just be aware of the possible repercussions it could have. --KOKUOU 06:03, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Would you be able to post a link to some problems of welcome templates please? I have also only posted it on my user page. -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 06:07, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Hrmmm... I can't remember any specific ones off the top of my head. If anyone else remembers specific incidents, they can post here. I saw that you used it on your page, though, and if that's the only place you intend to use it, then I don't see a problem. --KOKUOU 06:16, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Ahh alright. Thanks anyway. I was originally going to use it for welcoming others, but since I could not figure out a way to post the current date and time using the ~~~~ every time instead of just the time when I created the template, I just decided to put my signature without the date/time and just use it on my user page. -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 06:21, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
For your reference/information: User talk:Vanguard/Archive4#Welcomes_revisited, User_talk:Ryudo/archive, Template_talk:Welcome and User_talk:Eloc_Jcg/Archive3#User_talk:Ryudo. Misery 06:43, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Cheers. -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 06:44, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
I would have to agree that a personal message is a better approach. It is more likely to gain a positive response, as well as begin a conversation. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 06:58, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
/agree -- §Lacky§ My Contributions Talk 07:01, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Editing others' templates

It's generally considered poor wiki etiquette to edit other user's templates. Those pages are used by many people and your changes will affect all their pages. If you wish to modify a template for your own use, you should instead copy the code into your own userspace. --Wyn's Talk page Wyn 04:19, 5 April 2009 (UTC)