User talk:FawkesGamer360

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Hi, welcome to Grand Theft Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Talk:Luis Fernando Lopez page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- ZS (Talk) 23:03, February 17, 2010

Deleting Work

Hey. I can see you have an issue with User:A-Dust (who is an admin) "deleting people's hard work". Could you clarify what you mean, or provide an example? You can see all of the articles he has deleted here. The only relevant one I can see is where he deleted Talk:Knife, because that is where you talk about the article (not discuss how good the weapon is). Discussions about gameplay should go in the Forum. If there's something else you have a problem with, please let me know so that we can either correct it, explain why we do it that way, or change our policies to be more reasonable. That's what you can do here that you can't do at Wikipedia. Gboyers talk 00:48, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

Well, that page you just linked me to is a mild example, but the only examples I remember are the deletion of Yusuf Amir's talk page. Judging by his opinion on GTA IV, I think he only deletes these pages because he hates the game a lot, but that's a pretty silly thing to assume. Still, it is pretty annoying reading ur email to find out that this guy has deleted things you do.--FawkesGamer360 00:53, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

I can understand how that's annoying (it happens to me on other sites, especially wikipedia); but if you really disagree about something, talk to us and we can figure out what the best thing to do is. I can't promise we'll always restore the work, but at least we can make sure it's fair and that everyone is treated the same. I know A-Dust wants to keep the "fluff" out of this wiki, and keep it to relevant, factual information; and I know some people disagree (like I'm more of an inclusionist than him) - but we arrive at a good balance usually. I don't think it's because he hates the game, but perhaps he doesn't agree on the significance of some things. I can see that Talk:Yusuf Amir was deleted, but "I want his fucking house" isn't really discussing the article, and I'm not sure that counts as deleting your "hard work" ;) Let me know if you have any questions. Gboyers talk 01:06, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

I delete articles and images and revert edits when it is necessary and have done so on this site for the past few years now. I generally take a no-nonsense approach to things and, if the article or contribution is of no value, it will be deleted/reverted. I do dislike GTA IV but that doesn't mean that I will revert edits about the game. In fact, I've frequently edited character articles for the GTA IV Era games and improved them. I've done it for every other game in the series and will do so with the GTA IV Era ones, without using any prejudice against them. As for it being annoying, it is annoying when I'm patrolling edits to find a new talk page contribution like "I want his fucking house", which contributes nothing. As for including things, I seem to recall wanting to include articles on many more things than what users, including yourself, have in the past wanted to include, whilst there is no real need to keep images that are not currently being used as the majority of the unused ones are unused for a reason. A-Dust 01:22, February 23, 2010 (UTC)
Hey, I'm glad that you're coming clean and all, but please don't delete my comment on my talk page and replace it with your own comment. Anyway, my little comments on various talk pages are simply me copying what other wikis do. They write something cheeky, which is then followed by a reply or two, and then it becomes a whole humorous conversation. If they were of no value, they'd be deleted, but they don't because its funny. As I attempted to mention before, my unnecesary contributions were not what I meant by "hard work". There are various comments on your talk page regarding other users complaining about you deleting THEIR hard work, which I'm sure were more important than mine. I notice that you seem to delete entire atricles rather than take the time to edit them. Why is that?--FawkesGamer360 01:43, February 23, 2010 (UTC)