User talk:René Maly
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- I'll add my human welcome to Botscura's bot-welcome! Hi, and welcome! --Dustin McAmera (talk) 05:21, 15 October 2012 (PDT)
- Hi again! I see you've been making some edits; thanks for those! When you make an edit, it helps if you write a summary of what you did (in the 'Summary' box at the bottom of the editing panel); something like 'New stub', 'Added more details about lenses', or 'Added a picture'. The summaries appear in the Special:RecentChanges page and help everyone see what work is going on (only at the moment they don't because nobody is giving edit summaries)! Cheers! --Dustin McAmera (talk) 16:30, 16 October 2012 (PDT)
Okay thanks! I did not know that!! I'll keep it in mind for my next additions!
- I don't know Polaroids even well enough to judge how good our coverage is, I'm afraid; very similar cameras seem to exist under more than one name. Good luck with improving it! Cheers! --Dustin McAmera (talk) 10:58, 17 October 2012 (PDT)
Hi again! I changed one of your recent pages. I moved it from '135mm f/2.8' to Vivitar 135mm f/2.8; I think we need to be specific, because many manufacturers have made a lens of this length/aperture. Also, looking at 135mm f/2.8 Revuenon-Special I see you've written in the first person (I'd like to know... ), and addressed the reader directly (If you happen to own one...). We don't generally do either of these in articles (Talk pages are different). The articles should read like an encyclopaedia page. Cheers! --Dustin McAmera (talk) 04:30, 4 November 2012 (PST)
Indeed you're right! I'll change it! (if you didn't already) Regards!
Hi as per flickr my apols I should have said that this camera was already on camera-wiki in the Halina Compact 35 guise. I've updated that page with your info. Didn't know if you wanted to re-direct the page you made to save confusion as the halina version has been on the go since 2011 and been re-edited
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Hi, I'm Vox —one of the folks who three years ago helped launch this non-commercial fork of Camerapedia. I notice you've been making a lot of useful wiki edits recently, and that's great!
You probably already know about the wiki's Flickr discussion area …but there is also a small Google Groups mailing list where active wiki editors can talk amongst themselves about planning, policy, etc. I would warmly like to invite you to join this group (which has very little traffic, until a specific issue comes up).
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