User talk:Taral Wayne

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Hi there, Taral, and welcome to WikiFur! Thank you for your recent contributions, and for starting off the page about Saara Mar. Let me know if you need any help not already provided. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 09:23, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Hi Back.[edit]

This is a bit awkward, but I think this is the right way to do it. I'm looking over a variety of articles to see what I can add to. I lengthened Ken Fletcher's piece a little -- he deserves more, but it's hard to do him justice, even knowing him fairly well. (Ken is modest to the point of humility.) Kevin Duane's piece broke me up. I could add 10,000 words, but wouldn't know where to start. And do I want to make him out a clown, a villain, a well-intentioned schlemiel, or just a guy who got a lot of bad breaks? Then there was Steve Martin. Another perplexing case. I had to add a bit more detail to the "controversy" section, that put the customs debacle in a somewhat better light.

Ah... I wonder what other delights await? --Taral Wayne

It can be hard. Pages can and have been written about past disputes, but in the end the actual situation can usually be boiled down to just a few paragraphs written in a fairly dry tone. If in doubt, just add the facts, and try to make sure you don't leave out any facts in a way that could be viewed as biased by not giving reasonable coverage of all sides of the story. If you think you're up to writing a more lengthy piece, and you think it is appropriate for the article concerned, be bold and do so. Wikipedia has lots of advice on how to go about this.
Whatever you do decide to add, thank you for taking the time to do so. WikiFur relies on the contributions of those who know the full history of events, and in many cases there are only a few people in the world who do. Hopefully this project will go some way towards ensuring that the history of the fandom doesn't fade away, as I think that would be a shame.
Oh, and note that you can sign comments on talk pages with ~~~~, or just ~~~ if you want to do it without the date. There's no need to do so on the main article pages, as they're intended to be community work anyway (and a full history of contributions is kept in the history tab if it's required). --GreenReaper(talk) 10:02, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
I think I'll just leave the Kevin Duane item as it is. While there's a hundred times more, it isn't really that important, and what's there is probably impartial enough. Though I doubt very much Kevin would own up to much on the negative side of the ledger.
By the way, what would keep him from editing out everything he didn't like, and painting a glowing picture of himself?
Nothing. However, he'd probably find such edits mysteriously changed back a few minutes later. Some people around here tend to watch recent changes like a hawk and can very quickly pick up on editors who are trying to modify history, especially their own. There are established procedures for requesting the removal of certain items of personal information. Blanking or removing information without comment do not count, and won't have the desired effect. --GreenReaper(talk) 10:19, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Talk about the article about you[edit]

I moved your note about your website to the talk page attached to the article, as it seemed a more appropriate place. Sebkha already added it into the article. --GreenReaper(talk) 18:53, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Illos for Willow Run articles[edit]

Might you be persuaded to upload some illustrations of your characters to the wiki? A portrait of Saara Mar could do double duty as an illo for the kjola article, and similarly one of Tangel could be reused for the Teh Langgi. There's been some discussion of what the copyright issues involved would be over on LiveJournal. -- Sebkha(talk) 19:23, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

I had thought of it, and noticed other illustrations here and there. But I've no idea how to do it. In similar situations where people want illos for their avatars, it seems you have to link to a URL somewhere. I don't think I have anything that would work that way. And again, I don't know how.
By the way, it would be easier to use my regular e-mail address than this mode. I don't expect to log on very often.