User talk:Jarble1

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Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 18:28, 22 November 2009

edit Double redirects

Don't create double redirects, aka a redirect that links to another redirect. The reader will be taken the 2nd redirect, but with no automatic redirecting to the final target page. This looks sloppy, as the reader needs to click on multiple links to reach the final destination page. --Mn-z 02:11, February 4, 2013 (UTC)

Will those double redirects be fixed by a bot (as on Wikipedia), or will they need to be fixed manually by users? 02:41, February 4, 2013 (UTC)
Sir or madam, we do not have the funds that Wikipedia is bursting with to pay those bots. (I can only assume they come from Bothnia, but even there the foreign labor is not as cheap as it was in the Good Old Days.) Mr. Jarble, in whom you have taken a sudden interest, created a redirect to a page that was itself a redirect--a page he had created himself--and we depend on our editors to keep the site tidier than that. Cheers! Spıke Ѧ 04:27 4-Feb-13
It would be possible, in theory, to fix double redirects with a bot. However, I would be hesitant to fix to use that method, in case it would redirect Alexander Hamilton to Mama Luigi or something like that. --Mn-z 10:08, February 4, 2013 (UTC)
Yup, there has always been one big problem with such "artificial intelligence," and it's not that it's not artificial. Spıke Ѧ 12:51 4-Feb-13

edit Hello

I just felt like saying hello. I've done that now, so I'm satisfied.                               Puppy's talk page01:47 11 Mar 2013

edit Fixing pointers

— the interest you stated on your user page — is valuable work that lets us better maintain our superficial resemblance to an encyclopedia, so thank you!

On the previous subject of double redirects, there is a maintenance page, Special:DoubleRedirects, that lists them. (A 'bot is able to do this but somehow not fix them.) Right now there are no double redirects. A companion page is Special:BrokenRedirects. Links get broken mostly by pages getting deleted, most frequently at Votes for deletion. The right answer to these is usually to list the redirect on QVFD so that we delete it too. Spıke Ѧ 15:00 5-Nov-13

edit Pointless redirects

As we discussed above in Section 2, do not address a red link by creating an unnecessary redirect. Instead, remove the double brackets on the source page so that it is not a link at all. Your new pages will be instant Special:DoubleRedirects that someone else will have to fix. Spıke Ѧ 18:49 21-Jun-14

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