If you really think that there is some justification for your complaints, why don't you take the time to explain what exactly that justification might be? If you think something needs to be done differently on the site, then providing constructive feedback would be far more useful than simply dredging up year-old comments with no relevance to your original question. In other words, what was so unbearably offensive about my response and how does it justify any of your subsequent reactions?
From my point of view:
- I provided you with information about what skill books are available in the Shivering Isles.
- I provided feedback on why I believe a separate page on Shivering Isles skill books is not needed.
- I spent time double-checking all of the facts about SI skill books -- explicitly searching to see whether any new skill books were added by SI, creating a database query to get a list of all skill books that appear in the Shivering Isles, comparing that information to what was posted in the skill books article, etc.
- I followed your suggestion and made sure that Shivering:Books lists which of those books are skill books.
- I double-checked the location information on all three of the skill books that appear in SI, and made additional revisions to those articles.
Things I did not do:
- I did not dismiss your question, belittle it, or ignore it.
- I did not tell you your contribution was unwelcome, or in any way suggest that you were not supposed to ask questions or make suggestions about improvements to the site.
- I did not insult you, accuse you of being a noob, or otherwise make any personal comments about you.
In other words, I answered your question accurately and rapidly, plus did everything I could to make sure that the site's articles contain correct information and will be able to help other readers who may encounter similar questions. However, as thanks for spending an hour researching and editing I then get this response. Which as far as I can tell amounts to a complaint that my response was too detailed and too clear. That because I took the time to spell out facts that you already knew, my answer was "long" and "extraneous"; that you assumed that I was somehow supposed to know which of those facts were already obvious to you, and therefore by stating those obvious facts, I was being "condescending".
I still do not see what I should have done differently with my original response, or with any of the subsequent edits that I made to other articles. So if you would really like to help the site, why not explain what should be done differently? Other than perhaps to simply never answer your questions in future -- but if that's what you would prefer, then why even post a comment in the first place?
On the other hand, if you actually have no interest in helping to improve the site, then please find something more productive to do with your time, and let the rest of us get back to editing. Unless you have something constructive to say in your future edits, I'll simply be ignoring your comments from now on. --NepheleTalk 17:38, 1 May 2009 (EDT)