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From Rosetta Code

At least some of the comments you left have been worthwhile and warrant being addressed. I highly recommend you create an account and sign your posts with --~~~~. --Michael Mol 17:38, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

Please sign your posts to talk pages! --Paddy3118 18:01, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

What for. If the comments are worthwhile, they speak for themselves. If they are not, a signature won't rescue them.

Tired of every website wanting to create an account. The "Information Super-Highway" is littered with too many passwords.

What for? It allows others to see what part of the text was written by whom, and to address their comments more accurately if they wish. You should also strive to sensibly indent your replies as that too aids clarity.
You can add your signature without creating an account.
There is very little that you are asked to do to join in on RC - most of it, such as signing your talk page entries, boils down to just being polite, and the result of everyone adding signatures and inteligently indenting their talk page entries, is a talk page that can grow and remain legible. --Paddy3118 19:24, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Because, unless you're on a static IP, it's hard to carry a straightforward conversation with another identity. If you'd be more willing to use something like OpenID or some other single-sign-on service, I'd be happy to look into installing the needed code. --Michael Mol 19:14, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
As for signing the comments, again, it's so that we can have some concept of identity. Even in a dark room, where nobody knows each others name, nor can they see each other, you can still have an understandable conversation by associating ideas, perspectives and positions to individual voices. It helps for conversation clarity. --Michael Mol 19:14, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Beyond those, it's simple wiki netiquette. (Along with including edit summaries) --Michael Mol 19:14, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Clearly, the least irksome thing is not to participate in this identity-obsessed commenting system. Done! --Yours Truly
Hi, I recently moved a comment to a talk page as I thought that it was the natural place to put such comments rather than on the task page itself. --Paddy3118 08:53, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
Signing in also offers the ability to tag edits as minor edits so that users who watch the recent changes feed (like me) don't accidentally check up on edits like this one. Basically it's a nice thing to do that helps the community interact with you. --Mwn3d 19:07, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

{{works with}} and git[edit]

With git, it would be wise to provide a URL to the git repository and an "as-of" changeset, rather than simply specifying 'GIT HEAD'. There are several reasons for this:

  1. Git is decentralized. Which head? The head of the official repo (where is that?), or the head of a buddy who ran "git clone" a few weeks ago?
  2. Any software can undergo regressions and deprecations, so it's helpful to have a point in time where something is known or specifically expected to work. It can be presumed that something should still work after a particular point in time, of course.

This is in response to this edit...I appreciate your adding {{works with}}, but I think more specific information is warranted. --Michael Mol 20:40, 17 November 2011 (UTC)


Do not replace plaintext or appropriately wikimarkup'd content with HTML. Block should expire tomorrow. Also, due to a history of combative interaction, I'm going to permanently block anon edits from the two IPs I've seen you connect from; while I appreciate your adding content relating to TXR, and appreciate any effort in helping generally improve Rosetta Code, you seriously need to chill out and civilly work with us in these improvements. --Michael Mol 21:46, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

This is the discussion page for an anonymous user who has not created an account yet, or who does not use it. We therefore have to use the numerical IP address to identify them. Such an IP address can be shared by several users. If you are an anonymous user and feel that irrelevant comments have been directed at you, please create an account or log in to avoid future confusion with other anonymous users.