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[edit] Welcome!

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-- Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 04:07, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

[edit] References

Hi there, just a quick note to ask that when you add references to any book in the The History of Middle-earth series can you also add a page reference? Cheers! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:02, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Will do! -- Edrastel 22:11, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Edrastel! Thanks for your good work at TG! Another quick note: when it comes to referencing Unfinished Tales there is a specific problem. Different editions of this book use different pagination (in contrast to The History of Middle-earth). Having a page reference might therefore be confusing for readers. The same applies, for example, to The Lord of the Rings.--Morgan 13:36, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Ah, I see. I wasn't sure if the page citations applied to all non-Hobbit/LOTR/Silmarillion content. I'll remember in the future! --Edrastel 14:05, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

[edit] OMG Bro!

You are killing me (of course there was no way you could have known, heh). I just spent over an hour sourcing, writing, and editing Ingwë's page, and now I can't save any of my editing because you went in and changed ONE word (okay, actually it was two words). >_< I really don't know what to do right now, but if I undo your edit and then put it back, please forgive me. I don't think that would work though because the undo might just count as another change.

So, for right now I'm just going to copy over for each section I changed, save it, and then put back your History edit. --Elf-esteem 03:08, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Oh, wow, sorry! I had no idea D: I'll steer clear of that page for now while you're at it. If you've still got the citations in an unsaved source, maybe you could copy it? --Edrastel 03:23, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Whew! Heh. I really should save as I go, so I don't get stuck for like 2 hours on one page dithering around between mutliple books and pdf file searches to find the info I need. But, I worry that half-done edits will draw the ire of the admin. Anyway, the undo trick worked! I undid your edit, which allowed me to save my edit, and then edited your edit back. *wipes brow* All is well! Just one of those things. Do as you wish with Ingwë's page, I'm done with it for now.
I saved a copy in my sandbox, too, just in case, like you suggested. I had no idea if the undo thing would work. I probably should putter in my sandbox, instead of live editing when I do page overhauls, but I swear I was literally just going to add like 1 or 2 refs in 'other versions'. Then I saw all these messy refs and it became a thing. Things happen.--Elf-esteem 03:31, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Yup. Glad to see everything's worked out though! --Edrastel 03:56, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

[edit] I love your userboxes!

As long as the admin doesn't mind, please sir, may I have some more? But Angband though? Boooooooooooooooo! I want an anti-Angband one. This user was happy when Glorfindel stomped on Angband in T.A. 1975! My best friend says, you need to make a userbox for Team Éowyn and Team Arwen, lol! I am thinking maybe Team Boromir and Team Faramir, too because I would be on Team Faramir. Faramir was a really good person. How about one for this user supports a fruit sun and a flower moon? Or does that just fall under the flat earth Silmarillion? This user believes that Elves awoke beneath the stars of Varda. Yup! --Elf-esteem 00:09, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! I figured there could be some new additions here and there. --Edrastel 02:28, 2 May 2016 (UTC)