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User talk:The One They Call Mars

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Greetings, RationalWiki community. I'm that BoN who started calling himself "Accountless Procrastinator" last month, I suppose as a sort of gesture to demonstrate I was serious about joining. I'm looking forward to contributing here. The One They Call Mars (talk) 03:55, 12 January 2014 (UTC)


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PowderSmokeAndLeather: Say something once, why say it again?.Moderator 04:56, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Explaining my reversion[edit]

If WiGOs with votes on 'em are deleted then the votes will stay on that number when it's re-used. Scream!! (talk) 15:22, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Oops, I didn't know that. What does that "Old news" text do? The One They Call Mars (talk) 18:57, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Nothing. Anything within the <!-- --> block is commented out (so anything within the block doesn't show on the page). The "Old news" text is just so people know why the WIGO was commented out, I would assume. - Grant (talk) 19:44, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
So it's like deleting the text without actually deleting the text. Cool feature. The One They Call Mars (talk) 20:03, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Kind of, in a way. It's more fair to say that it's identical to the role comments play in programming languages and other scripting languages. The purpose of comments in programming and scripting languages is to be able to provide instructions to potential users/editors without adding executable code. In the case of the WIGO pages, you'll note that some editing instructions are contained within comments. Readers browsing the site won't care about editing instructions, but editors will. As for why this method is used instead of deletions for WIGO items, I'm not sure if that's just "efficient" programming or if there's some quirk in the system that makes altering that behaviour difficult. - Grant (talk) 05:06, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Scream's comment ("If WiGOs with votes on 'em are deleted then the votes will stay on that number when it's re-used.") seems to be the reason. The One They Call Mars (talk) 14:49, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I suppose I should have clarified that I was expounding on that point. I'm not sure if it's intended behaviour that the WIGO votes "stick" upon deletion and re-use is my point. - Grant (talk) 16:09, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Time to GO MAD WITH POWER[edit]

THEY CALLED ME MAD - David Gerard (talk) 10:10, 10 August 2015 (UTC)