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At 13:18, Apr 03, 2008

DavecrosbyDave Crosby said:

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Drop me a line any time and I will be glad to get back to you as soon as I can. But in the meantime, you might find some of the following links helpful:

I hope you enjoy it here and decide to contribute to wikiHow frequently. Don't be afraid about making any mistakes - everything on wikiHow is editable and fixable and the other editors here are friendly and helpful. Please feel free to edit the work of previous editors as that is how our instructions will get better over time.

Again, welcome. Please feel free to contact me, another administrator, or anybody on the help team. I hope you stick around here and continue to help build the world's largest free how-to manual.

At 00:10, Apr 04, 2008

JackHerrickJack H said:

Thank you very much for helping build de.wikiHow! It would be fantastic if German wikiHow became a good resource for German speakers.

At 22:01, Apr 15, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Good to hear from you, and thanks for all of your many contributions to German wikiHow! You've really been doing a lot to improve that site. I'm happy to help you deal with these things.

First, if you would like, I can make you an admin on German wikiHow. This would let you delete hopelessly bad articles, change titles, translate system messages that are still in English and other things that will probably help in your work there. Just let me know - you've been doing good work on DE for a while and I think you'll use these new powers wisely.

To add templates, all you need to do is type in this URL, replacing the XXXXX with the name of the template:

http://de.wikihow.com/Vorlage:XXXXXXX

If you enjoy coding in HTML, you can create your own templates; I can also help you to add templates that are copies of those we use on EN. Those templates were set up by Shaiaqua, who is one of our resident template experts; they look great and stack nicely, but are complicated.

Our full list of templates can be found here, but I would suggest starting with a few basic ones to begin with, like 1) article needs editing, 2) article needs a new title, 3) article nominated for deletion, 4) article is a incomplete/a stub.

Thanks again for your good efforts, and please feel free to ask me to help in this process.

Chris

At 18:00, May 14, 2008

OelfleckOelfleck said:

Hey Bassposaunist,

Deine Gedanken über Strategisches Vorgehen und so sind gut. Ich werde versuchen, bei Chris in USA einige Übersetzungen anzubringen.

Ich glaube, für das Forum gibt es überhaupt noch keine deutschsprachige Software.

Also, wie Du so schön gemerkt hast: Es dauert. Aber wenn man schön langsam Schritt für Schritt macht, kommt man eines Tages auch zum Ziel.

Vielen Dank also für Deine Gedanken! Oelfleck

At 12:15, May 28, 2008

CalCal said:

Actually, it looks fine.

At 02:32, May 29, 2008

Eric-WEric Wester said:

Hey there, per your suggestion here... I went ahead and added the links to de.wikiHow.com. Thanks for pointing it out that that had not been done yet!

At 17:05, Jul 09, 2008

PancakepartyPancakeparty said:

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The world is quiet here.



VFD needs your help!

Our mission is to keep wikiHow quiet and extinguished.

Please respond with the correct response to this question to join VFD: (hint - it can be found on the VFD Homepage).

So, young lady/gentleman, have you been good to your mother?

At 11:46, Sep 11, 2008

ShaiaquaShaiaqua said:

I left a message on your de talkpage and it seems fine...

At 21:14, Sep 11, 2008

ShaiaquaShaiaqua said:

Sorry, it's not the template. All programming is done in English; this is no different. It will only accept English or hex codes.

At 23:54, Oct 15, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

I can't post on your German talk page right now because we are upgrading, but we do have a special page called article stats that has some of the information you suggested in your message. Do you think that a combination of the article stats page and the normal discussion page would suffice to accomplish what you are suggesting?

At 19:02, Oct 17, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

OK, I can see where it might be hard to manage this on the normal discussion page, which is primarily focused on the improvement of the article itself. The change you suggest - adding an additional namespace for this purpose - will require some time and effort from our engineers. I can see how it might be helpful to people who use wikiHow, though, and will propose it in the forums for discussion and a vote. I'll let you know when I do that so that you can be involved in the discussion. Sound good?

At 20:26, Oct 18, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Thanks. I'll pass this information along to our engineer who is working on the upgrade.

At 20:32, Oct 18, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

I think you should be able to copy the ad code from the English language version and it should work just fine; if not, please let me know. Thanks so much for your help!

At 16:52, Oct 20, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

No problem. I will pass this information along to our engineer. Thank you for providing such helpful reports on problems with the upgrade!

At 20:33, Oct 21, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Thanks for the note - I'll look to see if that link was changed by the update script.

At 17:21, Oct 24, 2008

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

OK. I have a busy day today and may not get to it, but I have added it to my list of things to work on!

At 18:38, Nov 07, 2008

VuVu said:

Let me look into it. This problem looks familiar.

At 00:34, Dec 23, 2008

HockeyhamsterHockeyhamster said:

Q: Why does Scrooge love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

A: Because every buck is dear to him.

Happy Holidays from Rebecca!

At 16:15, Dec 28, 2008

Eric-WEric Wester said:

That request would involve some work from our engineers. I will forward your request to Travis and Vu, and keep you updated.

At 06:22, Dec 30, 2008

Eric-WEric Wester said:

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At 00:01, Jan 02, 2009

Eric-WEric Wester said:

Hey, I have some great news for you. Vu is working on your request to have the featured article list on the main page. It is something that is in the works as of right now.

At 19:52, Jan 08, 2009

VuVu said:

I sent you an email with basic instructions. Please let me know if you have any problems.

At 20:45, Jan 08, 2009

VuVu said:

Awesome, thank you so much for the work you do supporting the de.wikihow.com site. If you have questions or problems, just let me know.

At 19:09, Jan 12, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

High Quality wikiHow Contributor
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This barnstar is awarded to Bassposaunist for his outstanding dedication to improving German wikiHow. Your hard work and thoughtful leadership are helping to provide a solid foundation for German wikiHow to build upon - Chris H 19:09, 12 January 2009 (GMT)

At 05:27, Jan 15, 2009

DvortygirlDvortygirl said:

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At 13:28, Jan 15, 2009

KnowItSomeKnowItSome said:

Thanks for the nice compliments. And congratulations on your barnstar!

The category pages. The situation is evolving, as we go forward with the docent idea. So perhaps there are good reasons now to rethink any decision we might have made regarding those pages in the past. However, I do think I remember quite a while back reading some discussions in the forums in which it was decided the category pages in most cases should NOT be decorated. The best person to contact about this would be User:Flickety. She is the person most likely to have thought this through.

At 13:52, Jan 22, 2009

Eric-WEric Wester said:

Hi Eric! I've got a question that refers to the wikiHow RSS Feed.

Sounds good; I will see what I can do to help you.

Problem: The feed is not adjusted for de.wikiHow - the featured articles disappear too fast. Since I'm currently the only active contributor I can only manage to write one "featured" article per week.

It's alright. Currently English wikiHow has two featured articles per day. You can adjust this if you want, and display only one featured article per week. Have you already figured out how to change this to display only one featured article per week? If not, I can help you get started with this.

What do the numbers beyond "Number per Day" and "Number of Days" exactly do? Can they help to solve the problem?

I would leave that part alone. I don't believe that has any impact on the number of articles that get featured on the Main Page each day, or week.

At 18:22, Jan 22, 2009

Eric-WEric Wester said:

Do you want to send me a list of articles that you would like featured, and I can try to do some fiddling and figure out how to make it so there is only one featured article per week?

At 16:50, Jan 23, 2009

Eric-WEric Wester said:

Okay - I have made some changes, and I ask that you hang in there with me. I need to ask Travis and Vu if the list is going to function fine how I have it set up right now. I will let you know when I hear back from Travis or Vu.

At 20:50, Jan 23, 2009

Eric-WEric Wester said:

Alrighty - All of the kinks are worked out!

Let me explain what I did here...

The number of days represents how many days worth of featured articles appear on the Main Page. In other words, featured articles will appear on the Main Page for a period of 35 days. The first two articles that you are already seeing on the Main Page will not be on for quite as long, because I set their date earlier than today. However, they will still get a good length of time.

I currently have it set so that there is a new featured article every week. It will change on Fridays. Featured articles are already chosen through the start of March.

Although there is currently only two featured articles listed on the Main Page, there will eventually be 5 articles listed on the Main Page. Does this work for you? I figured that five would be a good choice, as it would allow articles 35 days to be on the Main Page.

I am sure I am missing something else here. If you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

At 00:20, Jan 24, 2009

Eric-WEric Wester said:

Awesome - Feel free to let me know if you find that you have any questions about it.

At 16:11, Jan 25, 2009

MeaghannElyne said:

Thanks, that is a good tip :)

At 00:27, Jan 27, 2009

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At 01:13, Jan 27, 2009

VuVu said:

Sorry I haven't been able to get to the bugs you've reported. I will take a look at the counter bug this week.

At 21:50, Feb 02, 2009

MeaghannElyne said:

Yeah i saw the page before, thanks for reminding me again :)

At 20:34, Feb 05, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Yes, thank you for the reminder :) I'm sorry I'm slow with that. I have a big project I have been working on for the iPhone application. I will give you any comments before the end of the day!

At 02:24, Feb 08, 2009

RedBuddiesNadon said:

Great idea! How should I help?

At 22:49, Feb 09, 2009

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At 11:07, Feb 10, 2009

AlhenAlhen said:

I'm in. :)

At 23:07, Feb 10, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

I think this is great! I'll take a look and see what I can add. I think that it can be a very helpful resource as we try to build new wikiHows. Thank you so much. Regarding building new wikiHows, I sent you an email about the page you have been working on, and how we can try advertise to get traffic there. Please respond to me when you get a chance. Thanks :)

At 02:45, Feb 11, 2009

RedBuddiesNadon said:

Good good. ;)

At 20:36, Feb 13, 2009

HockeyhamsterHockeyhamster said:


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Some bunny loves you!
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-Rebecca

At 03:46, Feb 24, 2009

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At 23:08, Mar 19, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Good to hear from you. It's been a while! Hope you are not still needing to work so much.

Perhaps this user is a sign that de.wikiHow is moving forward, we have our first subtle spammer! We see this a lot on English wikiHow. People get hired by software companies to write articles about how to use their software in an attempt to promote it. It looks like this code is probably not malicious:

http://www.download3k.com/Antivirus-Report-NCH-Software-Golden-Records-Vinyl-to-CD-Converter.html

But you could remove the download links if you are concerned. Code like this often does disguise spyware or other code that is problematic but not a virus.

On English wikiHow, we've generally tolerated these sorts of articles, but not encouraged them. We have developed a commercial topic policy that we use to encourage people to write helpful articles. Pure spam can always be deleted, of course.

As far as how you deal with this person, I trust your judgment. If you want to remove the links, please do so. I'd also try to discuss it with the author and see if you can reach an agreement about how to deal with this. I'd start by assuming good faith and work from there.

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At 15:16, Apr 28, 2009

Eric-WEric Wester said:

It's great to hear that you're back, and I know how that busy spell stuff can go. Anyways, great to see that de.wikiHow will be seeing some more featured articles!

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At 22:20, Jul 09, 2009

RandomnessRandom said:

Hey there! Thanks for the tip, it's a very interesting article.

Hope everything is okay with the German wikiHow. :)

At 15:57, Jul 13, 2009

CrazyAl154CrazyAl154 said:

sure i'd be glad to help

At 19:45, Jul 13, 2009

ElyneElyne said:

Added the welcome template, was just about doing it when you send me the note :)

At 21:08, Jul 13, 2009

RandomnessRandom said:

Sure! Here it is. :)

At 13:22, Jul 14, 2009

ElyneElyne said:

Why did you made another welcome template in dutch wikiHow?

At 13:34, Jul 14, 2009

ElyneElyne said:

I just redirected it to the {{Welkom}} template, so its giving the same result but people ( and me) won't be confused about the templates.

At 19:28, Jul 17, 2009

Lillian-MayLillian May said:

A "lot" of project pages were not categorized - please add on if you find any more - thanks

At 21:38, Jul 20, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

No problem. Done.

At 16:22, Jul 26, 2009

Battlefeild2142fanBattlefeild2142fan said:

I read your message on my talk page. I will do my best to help improve it. I have not signed in in a while so I need some edits.

At 21:08, Jul 27, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Written Portuguese is close enough to Spanish for me to follow the gist of that article; it was about committing suicide and has been deleted. Thanks for pointing it out!

I also like the idea for the "requested wikiHows". I think that it could work very well to allow editors to suggest new related topics to write. I'll see how Jack and the other members of the team feel about it and whether it's something that could be easily implemented.

At 22:13, Jul 30, 2009

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At 22:51, Aug 01, 2009

RandomnessRandom said:

Hey. If you really solved it out, could you tell me how you did it? Thanks :)

At 23:12, Aug 01, 2009

RandomnessRandom said:

Thanks!

At 18:51, Aug 04, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Sorry for not replying to your earlier message on this topic - I agree with Nadon that this is probably due to some files missing on de.wikihow. I think that tech feedback is probably the best place to report it.

However, we are unfortunately facing a big engineering backlog right now, and I expect that Vu will not be able to fix this for a while (unless it turns out to be very easy/fast). We are working to increase our engineering capacity, but are really behind in some of the work we need to do right now.

At 19:32, Aug 04, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

I just saw an old email; this got rolled out during one of the times when you were less active, and so was not added to de.wikihow. Hopefully our new engineer will be hired soon and we will be able to get the backlog fixed.

At 13:25, Aug 06, 2009

SternheTowering Inferno said:

I know a bit of German, and to tell you the truth, I did need to get some help from my parents on some of it. So if I did mess up, I apologize for that.

At 03:46, Aug 07, 2009

SternheTowering Inferno said:

Oh, i know. my bad. i worded my response wrong now that i look @ it... I may start doing some RC on German wikihow. We will see where things lead.  :)

At 14:37, Aug 07, 2009

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Yes, I blocked. Thanks.

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