User talk:MasterFocus

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Just a little side note: when editing, it's polite to include something in the summary that says what you've done -- for example, if you add a new solution to a task, it's nice to put something like "added language" in the summary so that others can see what you've done. -- Eriksiers 20:11, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

@Eriksiers: Oh, alright. Thank you. I am new to editing wiki-like stuff.

No sweat. Everyone has to start somewhere. Mediawiki has a pretty thorough guide to all things related to editing here. Might want to look through there.
Another thing. It's courteous to sign what you post on talk pages by adding --~~~~ (that's 2 dashes and 4 tildes) at the end of what you've written. It'll automagically add your sig (or your username and timestamp, if you don't have a sig defined).
(Only do this on talk pages -- don't sign edits to tasks or elsewhere like this.) -- Eriksiers 21:27, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
An aside from me; if you check out the 'edit' tab of your user preferences, you'll see an option titled "Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary". If you enable that, the wiki will help you remember to enter a summary note. I use that in conjunction with "Show preview on first edit" to help keep my edits sane. --Michael Mol 22:51, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you all! I'll start checking these stuff ASAP.

23:27, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi MasterFocus, welcome to Rosetta Code. I noticed that you have put your name in comments in some of your entries. We don't normally do this on RC and leave it to the history tab to show who did what, when. That is the history tab on a tasks page, or the "my contributons" tab of each individual user. The main reason is that anyone is allowed to come along later and "improve" on entries, making the history the only way to work out who did what, when. (There could be other reasons too).
I think I might have added an original authors name to something once, but that was because the code was not my own and I had asked the original authors permission for the code to go on RC under its license (and they had agreed). I didn't want anyone to mistake authorship. Anyway, welcome again. --Paddy3118 23:46, 10 April 2010 (UTC)


Welcome to Rosetta Code! I'm Mike, and I noticed you created an account.

Some quick things you should be aware of:

Template:Mylang Helps you show what languages you're familiar with, and helps us become aware of skills with languages we haven't seen.
Category:Unimplemented tasks by language A place to find tasks missing solutions in various languages.
Blogs, twitter, facebook... We have them, and are interested in yours.
Special:Webchat Logs you into #rosettacode on the Freenode IRC channel. Not usually the most active communications medium, but occasionally helpful. It's logged at
Rosetta Code:Village Pump A general Q/A and discussion area.
Rosetta Code:Finances For most of Rosetta Code's history, expenses have been paid out of my pocket. I can't afford that much longer, and so you can see the state of Rosetta Code's finances, and how you may help. If you enjoy or are excited about the site, please consider reading through it.

Sorry for the boilerplate; it can be a bit difficult giving an individual greeting to each person. If you post information about your technical interests and background, I'll probably read it. If you already have put that kind of information on your user page, I probably already have; I'm always interested in how people do and can benefit from Rosetta Code. --Michael Mol 01:02, 11 April 2010 (UTC)