Major deletions from explanation
I just noticed that you had deleted a major chunk of the explanation in 1644: Stargazing. I have now reinserted this. See my comment there to your "reason for edit" comment. But I now see that you seem to be deleting lots of info you find irrelevant (have just looked over your contributions, not into them). I think you should not delete info, just because you think it is not necessary for you. At least it could be left as a sub section or trivia. People should be able to come here for a full explanation, it should not be up to anyone to decide which part of the comic is self-explanatory. Also we use the names Ponytail etc. when they happen to appear. There is a category for them, but people who just come by for a quick explanation may not notice or know about categories, and should be directed to the characters pages from the main explanation. Actually you seem to deleting a lot of the work I have been using lots of time to put into this wiki. Will probably go through your deletions to see if I also disagree on those. Kynde (talk) 13:14, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
- I didn't intend to be targeting you and I hope you don't think that I was. While I was editing I saw how much effort you put into this wiki and I was very impressed. Please don't take my edits as a personal offence and if we have disagreements let's discuss them, publicly for the records. Some of the stuff I deleted may have been important to include, if you can please review them and if you feel it is important re-include it and I will edit if it needs it, I try to edit for clarity, tone and style. When I say something is irrelevant I mean to say that it does little to assist in understanding the comic, perhaps some irrelevant information is important to include in places other than the explanation. If you have questions on my edits please let me know.
- Also, while I was editing I thought about this which is why I added a proposal to the community portal to include some sort of new section where such information has a place in the articles other than the discussion section. Because while the discussion section was originally a place for all that information it is cluttered and lacks any consistency or editing. I think some new sort of section would better serve to make our explanations of the comic complete. Here's the full link to the proposal topic: http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/explain_xkcd:Community_portal/Proposals#New_Speculation_SectionsLackadaisical (talk) 13:47, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
- Hi Lackadaisical. I did not think you targeted me intentionally. So no personal offence taken. But to remove a whole section that explains each statement in the comic is a bit much, which is why I reverted it. If it had not had it's own section I would agree that it should not be part of the main explanation. I have now read your proposal and although I do understand your idea, Davidy has given clear answer, and given that he is the main moderator I guess that case is closed. The only issue with the discussion is that you are not allowed to edit other users input, and can thus not make the more easily viewed section you are talking about. But you can make subsections in the discussion, either as you did, but also by setting in a new heading, like for instance in 1663: Garden. I think it is great that you go through and make changes, just be careful not to delete interesting information. But try to move it into another section or trivia if you think it clutters up the main explanation. In my opinion people who do not wish to try to understand the comic by them selves, should be able to find any piece of information on these pages, and we are not able to say which part they did not understand. And if you or me or someone else has already bothered to find the relevant wiki links etc. then by all means let these links stay here, and also a few lines about it, so you do not need to go to the wiki page to understand the overall meaning. Like for Rainbow where a few lines about what a sun dog is, is relevant in the explanation so you do not have to go to the wiki to read on. But please keep improving explanations, that is how this site becomes great ;-) --Kynde (talk) 12:53, 26 May 2016 (UTC)