User talk:Deco

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[edit] editing, and well = drinking

If one person makes an edit, and another person changes that, that's fine, that's collaboration, that's refinement, that's a wiki. But when the first person simply "undoes" again without discussion or comment, that's usually frowned upon. That's called an "edit war", or the start of one. A wiki is collaborative - if two people have different views, that's to be expected, and then discussion is the way to find middle ground.

And so to what brings us here...

Wells also may appear to desalinate water as dwarves will gather around them 

Dwarves do not gather around a well to drink from it, they gather around it to "meet". So your statement is misleading - salinated or desalinated, dwarves are not there for the water. Your warning itself is appropriate - but the implied reasoning is flawed. Wells do not appear to desalinate water because dwarves are around them - not to anyone who understands the actual reason why they're all there.

Wells still act as meeting areas, as dwarves will gather around them,

This rewrite (that you undid without discussion) points out that the well still works as a meeting area, that dwarves still gather around, but the well itself is useless for water. Isn't that your point, rather than "When you see dwarves around a well, they're all trying to drink"?
If you have a suggestion, then suggest - but don't just undo. --Albedo 16:06, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry. I was tired last night, looking through recent changes to see if any interesting was written and I saw your edit. I just read the differences. It looked a bit strange, and I didn't bother to actually understand it, and undid. Remind me not to edit when I've had a bit too much cough syrup. My apologies :( Deco 03:35, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
Ah - all good then. Thanx - I'll edit something back in. And next time I'll remind you, but only if I know ahead of time. ;) --Albedo 08:41, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
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