SLeepdepD

Non-Constructive?

by on Dec.07, 2008, under Random Stuff

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to 5 December, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted.

Who is this great CalendarWatcher, and why is my contribution of December 5 as being Day of the Ninja non-constructive?!

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4 Comments for this entry

  • CalendarWatcher

    It’s a standard warning, given by template, for vandalism. They escalate, and that’s the mildest level you quote.

    It’s also accurate: Wikipedia is supposed to document notability, not promote it. So yes, the edit was not constructive. If you want to use it to gin up publicity for a made-up, non-notable ‘holiday’, Wikipedia is not the place for it.

    As for who I am, I’m an editor who watches over the date pages and cleans up after people who try to insert themselves, who vandalise those pages–or who try to insert spam. Hope that answers your question.

    • SLeepdepD

      CalendarWatcher,

      Hey, thanks for visiting my blog and posting a comment. I apologize for coming off slanderous in my post, but I appreciate having my questions answered–especially since there was no response to my post on your User Talk page in regards to the issue. Funny, however, you did take the time to remove “spam” from my user page–an action which frankly could be considered vandalism.

      I think my rational of “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” having been notable enough to get in Wikipedia is precedence for other non-traditional days of interest for which there is observance by devotees. I wasn’t attempting to use Wikipedia for publicity of Day of the Ninja; I have no affiliation with the organization. I thought it sounded interesting and in an attempt to be apart of the Wikipedia community, simply wanted to improve our collective knowledge…well, maybe there was some self-promotion in there, but that’s it.

      In closing, despite my hostile and disrespectful attitude, I do appreciate your comment and the good work you do sheriff’ing the lawless-land of Wikipedia, mate.

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