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Can I ask you for $1?

We're 9 days into our 30 day campaign, and we've raised $537. That's fantastic! The idea of Orain, our message, our purpose - it means something. The belief that there can be a community led, a community ran, and a community funded website that's not ad-driven or profit based works.

Our community has believed in us from the beginning, and I firmly believe that our community will stand by us and continue to support us. It's okay if we don't reach our $5,000 goal. $5,000 was a best case scenario. $1,000 enables us to stay online another year. It enables us to keep looking at alternatives and other ways to stay online and cut costs. $500 halves that time and shortens our research ability. 11% of our goal is better than 0% of our goal.

I've made a pledge from the beginning. I've vowed to never force ads on this community for the purpose of keeping Orain alive. Ads are what separate us from the other farms we compete with. I will give my personal funds before I enable ads by force. Ads are a nuisance that you should have a voice in. We've toyed with and are developing the idea of individual wikis who want ads within their community. Some people can't donate a dollar, and that's okay. That's their way of giving and I'm down for that.

To the backers who have helped so far, Thank you!

If you haven't had a chance to donate so far, please please do. Your $1 will help make a difference in the WikiFarm world. You can help us stay online, free, and ad free.

If you have a little more than a dollar and want an Orain t-shirt, we've got those. We've also got hoodies, coffee cups, and blankets. Most of these things will have to be purchased in bulk so there's likely going to be an online store for the leftover donation drive items once the campaign is over.

As always, I want to hear from you. If you have ideas to help our Indiegogo campaign please send them to me or email me.

I apologize for spamming you like this, but I love Orain, I believe in Orain, and I want to fight to keep it alive. If you no longer want to receive urgent messages like these, please send me an email and I'll ensure that you're not bothered further.

With love,
Dustin "Dusti" Muniz
05:38, 14 January 2015 (GMT)

Previous page history was archived for backup purposes at User talk:Beta Log 86/LQT Archive 1 on 2016-05-31.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Hi!

Is there any chance that you could write all your new Userboxes to match the ones that we already have? It's a lot of work following after you, trimming out all the excess space you're adding that causes the boxes to misalign in some browsers, and wrapping the "Category:Userboxes" part of the template in "noinclude" tags so that the category doesn't show up on the Users' pages.

Also, please keep the flag images at 40px so that they don't take up too much space on mobile screens.

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Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

To avoid having a new Trope Workshop candidate deleted immediately, please provide three examples of the trope in action. If you can't come up with three examples, how do we know you've put any thought into it? See the Three Rules of Three.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)
Robkelk (talkcontribs)

That proposed trope's Laconic form is "hospital room is personalized". As mentioned above, I requested three examples be provided by January 13. Got two examples of "hospital room is personalized" and one of "personal room is made hospital-like", which is not this trope. No work has been done on this proposed trope by anybody since January 9.

Conclusion: "Tailor-Made Hospital Room" is Too Rare to Trope.

Deleting the page.

@Looney Toons @Beta Log 86

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Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

Unfortunate, I don't often have time to work on due to my job in retail. I'm leaving it up to the other tropes to see we can be added.

Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

There's located in the ATT Community Portal Fan Works...

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Speaking of which, I've taken "In the Dark" off of Crossover/Fanfic - other editors have spent quite a lot of time pruning the redlinks off of that page. You're welcome to re-add that work to that page after the work has its own page.

Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

It's located in the ATT Community Portal Fan Works!

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

That's a list of pages that other readers/editors want somebody to make.

Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

It's listed under the Spice Girls if you asking. Then, go for it... maybe sure you read it for.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

I've never read it. And if you want to wait for me to have time to read it, you'll have to wait until after I'm retired (not happening soon), have gotten through my backlog of published works (add another year or two), and then work up an interest in either of the bands featured in this particular fanfic...

Honestly, it'll be faster, even with your workload, if you write it yourself. You've obviously read the story, which is more than I have.

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The grammar of some of your edits is really poor

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GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I don't mean to sound harsh, but some of your edits are very hard to understand and have some badly parsed grammar. I strongly request you work on that before editing any further pages.

Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

unfortunate, i don't have access to a third party when it comes to grammar... I mostly have to use a word processor before any form of editing is to be done... it got me in trouble elsewhere.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I understand that, but our main concern is your sentence structure. For example:

Triple H (Wrestling) Your edit:


You use a lot of improper word tenses and malapropisms (improper words) in these sentences, as well as not ending sentence with proper punctuation. Here's how to fix that:

My suggestion is to speak what you are about to say in your mind before writing it. If it sounds inappropriate in your head, you need to fix it.

Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

one more issue about that... when i have to link to to another article... the grammar ends up suffering despite being trained in literature. i even consider paying for a service that'll allow my voice to do the writing.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

It sounds like you have a wikitext linking issue.

For example:

I'm a member of a troping website.

Which will look like this in the edit window:

I'm a [[Troper|member of a troping website]].

My advice is to use the preview function before saving your edit to make sure what text you added a wiki link to looks good before saving it.

As for a speech to text program, I recommend "Dragon - Naturally Speaking" if that's what you are looking for, though it may be expensive in some places.

Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

how on a second I gotta take something for the radar section... a lampshaded

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I believe you were trying to say "hold on a second, I've gotta place something for the radar section, a lampshading." in your previous comment, correct?

The contribution you made was grammatically correct save for one part at the beginning with "the a" (drop the "the"), so I advise you carefully review all of your edits before saving anything from now on.

I also found a link you should check out for more help:

http://prowritingaid.com/art/111/10-websites-to-help-improve-your-grammar.aspx

Also, you don't have to say if you don't wish to, but where did you get in trouble for grammar issues before. Regardless whether you wish to say anything on that subject or not, I consider myself a reasonable person, and you are clearly editing in good faith, so please be assured that I will be willing to continue helping you until this grammar issue is resolved, and I will not hold any previous experiences on other sites against you.

If I'm not available, you can ask another admin for help if you need to.

Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

I gotta some items that needs to be place but they're staying offline until further notice... I just gotta check with the grammar because I had to add where tropes fits it.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I'm glad to see you are clearly considering this advice and are willing to work on it. Let me know if you need further help.

Beta Log 86 (talkcontribs)

The only area I run into with this is where a quote has to be put in place... there's no telling it the grammar matches or not.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Your recent edits have shown a lot of improvement.

Keep up the great work! :)

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