User talk:Tdang

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Hey there

Tdang, I'm also a G1G1 donor and I saw your page going up and decided I'd drop off a few links you might find interesting. With regard to wired connectivity, see USB_ethernet_adaptors. Since you are in Arizona, you might want to check in with AZ_XO. Have fun. Cjl 13:22, 29 March 2008 (EDT)

I haven't spent much time on the forums, I find the thread issues annoying, wikis much better for what you're doing. You've been busy, you might want to create a sub-page (e.g. I made User:Cjl/Path) and keep your top-level user page about you. Cjl 01:16, 30 March 2008 (EDT)
I'm new to wiki etiquette--should I be replying here or at your Talk page? In any case, agreed on all counts. forums are messy for user guides, and I will want to break things up a bit. I'm trying to do a brain-dump first, and then figure out organization. I'll check out your example page. Thanks! Tdang 04:59, 30 March 2008 (EDT)
I'm no Emily Post of wikis being fairly new to them myself :-). I've pondered exactly the same question and I'm not sure what is considered normative behavior as I've seen examples of both on this wiki. One factor about wikis is the "watch this page" feature. Your own talk page is "watched" and you'll get e-mail when it is edited. If you really want to get an answer to a question posted elsewhere, you should probably "watch" that page too, but I realize that doesn't really address your query directly, maybe I'll ask that question of an experienced Wikipedian on IRC. Cjl 12:19, 30 March 2008 (EDT)
I finally have an answer to the wiki-etiquette question (I asked SJ the other day) and apparently it depends on whether comment is in main or user space. In main, reply should stay with question to maintain coherence of thread. There is some expectation that if you've posted a query on a main:talk page, you've placed the page on your watchlist so you'll see if you get an answer (Wikipedia places a premium on polite discussion).
On User:talk pages, it is considered polite to reply back on the posting user's talk page so that they get an e-mail (they'll have a watch on their own talk page, not necessarily on yours). However, it is also acceptable to post it in both places so as to both ping their watchlist e-mail and to keep the thread coherent on your own page. If I've misrepresented SJ's wiki-wisdom, it's my own fault and not his. Cjl 01:18, 4 April 2008 (EDT)
Thanks for the info! For the main space, that makes good sense. For the user space, any of those solutions seems awkward, but what the hell. I'll cope. Tdang 09:32, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

XO Setup

I'm looking forward to trying some of the tweaks you mention, particularly subbing in FireFox for Browse and the gamepad e-reader mod. Cjl 10:11, 31 March 2008 (EDT)

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