User talk:Mercy60a

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Today is Christmas for me. Heaven must have sent you! I'm so glad finally someone beside me finds the Spanking Art wiki worthy of spending time on. Thank you for all your good edits, they are greatly appreciated, and keep up the good work! --Spankart 19:43, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

You are very welcome. I have done a good deal of editing on wikipedia -- in fact I am an admin there, under a different name. I am also a fond reader of spanking stories and viewer of spanking art. Mercy60a 22:26, 10 March 2006 (UTC)


Mercy, I am the author and I prefer not to be listed on the Spankart page. I hope my wishes will be respected. Thank you.

I have responded on User talk: -Mercy (talk) 15:38, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Spell checker[edit]

Mercy, maybe the Google Toolbar would be interesting for you; it's both a nifty browser toolbar and contains a good and very easy to use spelling checker (and it's free of course). With the Google toolbar installed, you basically just hit one button and it underlines misspelled words you typed in an edit box (such as when editing an article in this wiki) in red - if you click on such a red word, you can select a correction from a list of suggestions in a drop-down list. It's really very simple to use. --Spankart 19:30, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Frankly, I am both suspicious of and dislike such toolbars in general, and have declined the google toolbar in particular on several occasions. (I belive that at one point it included significant adware components, I don't know if it still does.) If WikiMedia had a builtin spell-check function i would use it. But I do recognize that my typos (mostly traspositions) cause a problem here, and i will try to be more careful, or else investigate this or a similar tool.
If you're using Firefox, maybe Spellbound would be an alternative for you, an extension to the Firefox browser that enables spell checking in web forms / input elements. --Spankart 10:42, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
Sorry to tell you, i'm using IE. -Mercy (talk) 14:52, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
The IE equivalent is ieSpell -Rogue (talk) 20:16, 8 June 2006 (CST)
Thank you I have downloaded it and am trying it. -Mercy (talk) 15:24, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Site Promotion[edit]

By the time I post to all the links I have, the site promotion section of the community portal is going to be really, really long. Since you know a lot more than I do about organizing wiki pages, I was wondering if you thought there was better way to present that information. Anonyq2005 19:56, 18 April 2006 (UTC)anonyq2005

Cool, that's much better. I'll just add months as I need them. Thanks! Anonyq2005 20:15, 18 April 2006 (UTC)anonyq2005
You are very welcome. -Mercy (talk) 20:17, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Dynamic page list[edit]

Hi Mercy! I just found this feature by coincidence: DynamicPageList. Since you seem to like category related features, maybe you'll find it useful for some purpose.

For example, this is a list of stub articles on authors: <DynamicPageList> category=Authors category=stubs </DynamicPageList>

Or these are the 5 most recent author articles: <DynamicPageList> category=Authors notcategory=People notcategory=Lists count=5 </DynamicPageList>

--Spankart 15:23, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. This may be useful to create a set of lists of pages to watch. Thanks. -Mercy (talk) 15:32, 21 April 2006 (UTC)


Hey Mercy-Since you seem to be our resident architect I thought I'd ask you about this. I did some editing of the groups and forums list last night and I had some thoughts. Eventually there are going to be a lot of people using this site. Right now there are very few links, but I thought before we were overrun we might want to set up categories (Yahoo! group, MSN group, groups that deal with spanking in movies, spanking in drawing etc.) for people to add their links into. I would do this myself, but I seem to lack the editing skills. Also, I was concerned about the tone of some of posts (I edited them to discourage this) and I think we should try to discourage 'advertising speak' that people seem to use when describing their groups. I am unsure of exactly how to do this, but I'm curious to know what you think. Anonyq2005 21:08, 1 May 2006 (UTC)anonyq2005

I'll see what I can do. You can point people to Spanking Art:Conventions#Narrative voice, and Spanking Art:Point of view for a start. -Mercy (talk) 17:51, 2 May 2006 (UTC)
Host colunm added. We can split the table by sub-genre when and if there are enough entries to justify doing so -- it will be easy. -Mercy (talk) 21:53, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

SamPast likes her article[edit]

Hi Mercy, SamPast was very pleased with her article. See User_talk:Spankart#thanks.21 - all credit is yours! Nice to get such positive feedback. --Spankart 20:12, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

oops, I guess my thanks was to you, Mercy.

I just wanted to thank you for the great page you wrote about me. You are obviously a big fan to even know that much about me and my stories. I wanted to let you know that now that Don Landhill is back and my kids are getting a little older, I plan to try to write more stories. I am currently at work on a new twin story, which is actually another crossover story involving several of my characters, and a new Little One story.

Thanks again for the great article!


Admin status[edit]

Hi Mercy! I think your idea of this wiki's heading is already sufficiently in line with mine, so I needn't say much more before I give you admin status. I'd just like to ask you the following: in cases where you aren't sure I would do the same, please check back with me before using any admin functions (such as page/file deletion or user banning). As the originator of this wiki, I'd like to remain a "primus inter pares" among the admins. It may also be a good idea to set up a guidelines page for admin actions; a kind of "code of conduct" for all Spanking Art wiki admins. I'm sure Wikipedia must have something we could use, at least partially or adapted. --Spankart 17:31, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

I have no problem with that. An admin "code of conduct" has been proposed on Wikipedia, but has been the subject of considerable dispute, indeed controversy. There are a number of specific guideelines for specific situations, such as page deletion, user blocking, and the like. I don't think we yet need any of the formal debate/vote procedures for page deletion or for appeal of page deletion, nor I hope the more detailed, in somecases even legalistic Dispute Resolution procedures from wikipedia. If you like I will draft a simplified "code of conduct" for this wiki on a user page, and if you review and approve it, we can move it to an appropriate project page, and link to it from the Conventiosn page, and perhaps the main page.
On Wikipedia, only Jimmy Wales is in theory more equal than other admins -- he explicitly retains the right to make policy by decreee, even against consensus, to reverse any admin action by fiat, and to ban any user, or revoke anyone's admin status by fiat. Since he is the founder (or co-founder, depending on how you view the history) and owns the servers, it is hard to argue withn this position, although soem feel that these powers should now require a vote of the Wikimedia Foundation board (of which Wales is chairman).
Anyway, I have no problem with you having a somewhat similar status here, at least until (unless) we become much bigger than we now are. Besides, as the wiki's sole b'crat, you ahve the power to grand *and revoke* admin status as you please.-Mercy (talk) 18:25, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
Sounds good, I also agree that we should keep things simple as long as this wiki is small. If you find the time, go ahead and draft a brief page on our policies for page/file deletion and user banning; that should be enough for the moment. --Spankart 19:08, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Is It Time for Restricted Access ?[edit]

Hey guys (I know Spankart reads this page) - I put this on Mercy's page 'cause she's been dealing with this issue the most. We've had quite a few spam attacks in the last few weeks and, as much as I like the idea of keeping the wiki as open as possible, I think it's time that we force people to sign up for a login before they can edit. It just doesn't make sense to ban every IP that does something bad. This isn't a huge hardship and hopefully it won't stop the occasional random editor from adding something. What it should do is limit what I believe are automated attacks (I mean seriously who really has a burning desire to post welbutrin spam?) and if we have to then we can set up an anti-auto-login routine (this is possibe right?). Forcing people to sign up for an accunt also makes it easier to deal with troublemakers it's just too bad we can't spank them. Anonyq2005 04:09, 24 May 2006 (UTC)anonyq2005

I would be strongly against this. I was against similar restictions at wikipedia, and even they don't force people to register before editing, although they do require registration before a user can create a new page -- and I opposed that. these do not, to me , ahve the flavor of purelyu automated attcks, and at the level we are seeing them,. one person could manually create all the IDs needed for lots of these. This would, in fact, be counter-productive. Now, when an IP user vandalizes, i can (and do) run a WHOIS query and send a note to the ISP involved. If someone logged in vandalizes, I don't have access to the IP address and can't do this. -Mercy (talk) 14:00, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Oh and BTW "Mercy" is short for "Mercedes", so "he" is incorrect. -Mercy (talk) 14:01, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
I am philosophically opposed to restricting access as well. If you don't think it's a problem then that's cool. (PS Sorry about the pronoun thing...)Anonyq2005 14:48, 24 May 2006 (UTC)anonyq2005
Vandalism may become a problem, but I don't think access restrictions will be a useful part of the solution. Consider the case of Willy on wheels, over on wikipedia. That longterm vandal engages in vandalism involving page moves. page moves can't be done except by logged in users whose accounts have existed for a while, so that vandal registers tons of accounts in advance (sleepers) and lets them quietly "age" until they are ready for use. the vandalism is script-driven, and a special detection script ahd to be created jsut to find and stop this recurrin vandal -- moves were too fast and complex for hand measures to keep up. so requireing log-ins won't deter even mildly determined vandals, but i think they DO deter casual users who may have useful content. -Mercy (talk) 15:00, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
I agree. --Spankart 08:55, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I agree also. I spend at least an hour a day trying to get people to come to the wiki and contribute, it's just really frustrating that some of them, and the most visible ones at that, are assholes.

Hi Mercy[edit]

Hello... You asked if I knew where more Ann Art could be found... I have the majority of her art... but don't know where I can post it that wouldn't cause a problem... do you have any suggestions? Uasketcher

Well you could create a geocities site. This would be free. Bandwidth is limited, but the site simply turns off for part of each hour when the bandwith limit is reached. -Mercy (talk) 15:38, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

On vacation[edit]

Hi Mercy, I'm on vacation until June 12, so I won't be online for two weeks. --Spankart 13:43, 1 June 2006 (UTC)


Hey Mercy, I was considering reorganizing the blog page. I think a table formate like we've got in the links and groups sections makes sense, but I wanted your feedback before I did anything. Anonyq2005 19:10, 10 June 2006 (UTC)anonyq2005

That seems reasoanble. I think the columns should propably be Name or Title; Author, and Notes (for feneral info about the blog. Name should link to an articel about the blog, if one exixts, and author to one about the blogger. -Mercy (talk) 22:37, 10 June 2006 (UTC)


I've replied to your question at Wikia:Talk:Wikia copyrights#Images not allowing derived works. Angela (talk) 03:45, 18 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi Mercy, I see no activities from you since the end of June, are you still there? Please let me know when you come back. --Spankart 19:41, 26 August 2006 (UTC)