User talk:JoVan

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Mark entered bad dates for many Eastercons, best to checked with scanned publications before transferring. John (talk) 00:28, 4 July 2020 (PDT)

Britstol con postponed according to website. John (talk) 00:03, 4 July 2020 (PDT)

Norcon (Norway)

All the individual Norcon pages need series=Norcon (Norway), they currently point to the disambiguation page. John (talk) 12:42, 10 May 2020 (PDT)

Thanks for catching that! Those have all been sorted now. --JoVan (talk) 16:29, 10 May 2020 (PDT)

Astounding Award

Can you leave the Campbell award in the Hugos please. John (talk) 15:44, 11 May 2020 (PDT)

Are you going to be going back and adding it in to all of the past Hugo records? --JoVan (talk) 15:46, 11 May 2020 (PDT)

Its in most, a quick look shows. Ask Mark what he wants done. John (talk) 15:47, 11 May 2020 (PDT)

It's missing from all of the most recent Hugo years you created. Feel free to add it in. --JoVan (talk) 15:53, 11 May 2020 (PDT)

Wikis are dreadful places for ruffling feathers. Can we just assume its the text that matters, and changes are made without blame. We are not wikipedia with its petty arguments John (talk) 22:44, 13 May 2020 (PDT)

What a great idea. A good place to start would be stop interfering with and bullying other contributors. You did this to me on the old Fancy, and you've done it to me here. You insisted on barging in while I was working on the Hugo Awards and creating a bunch of empty pages ahead of me, which you've still never fixed. You've repeatedly kept barging in and making changes on things while I was still working on them. Today I was working on the Beneluxcon page and you barged in and interfered there. Please, just STOP. --JoVan (talk) 23:08, 13 May 2020 (PDT)

At the moment as Site Administrator I'm having to review your many contributions as I can't be sure yet that you aren't doing things detrimental to the site, like removing Hugo details or adding links in the wrong format. So when I see a mistake I need to correct it, as I've no idea what your future plans are. I'm happy for my mistakes to be corrected or flagged as review is important part of how this site works. John (talk)

This is why User Talk pages exist (and incidentally, protocal is that you don't delete messages from your User page). Courtesy is that you ask questions instead of just barging in high-handedly -- and that you don't trample on someone else's feet when they are doing edits.

You were doing this to me on the previous Fancy site for more than a year. I believe that you genuinely don't understand why this behaviour is problematic. It's not my job to teach you common courtesy, and I doubt that I would have any success at it, anyway. Consider having a discussion with mlo to see if that offers you some enlightenment.

If you keep doing this, I will just stop contributing. Maybe you will be fine with that, despite the significant amount of content I've added to the site over the last year and a half. I've got a uni degree in Computer Science and Engineering, and I honestly don't appreciate being treated as though I'm stupid (which is what you are doing, whether or not you realise it). If you'd like me to stick around, maybe see if you can figure out how to treat me like an an intelligent adult. This sort of behaviour is exactly why I don't contribute to Wikipedia. I'm involved in several other volunteer endeavours, and there's no reason for me to spend time on one where I'm treated with disrespect. --JoVan (talk) 00:34, 14 May 2020 (PDT)


Please restore the locations for the Novacon article. This is important information we wish to preserve. John (talk) 07:45, 27 May 2020 (PDT)

Mark told me a while back that the goal was to remove this information from the high-level con record, where it takes up too much room. It is stored on the individual con records. I suggest you have a conversation with him about it. --JoVan (talk) 07:50, 27 May 2020 (PDT)