User talk:Closed Limelike Curves

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Welcome to electowiki, User:Closed Limelike Curves! I saw your first contribution was to a "Talk:" page. Assuming you plan to contribute to electowiki in the future, we'd appreciate it if you read Help:Talk, and learn how to sign your messages (i.e. with "~~~~" at the end of your comment, which gets turned into your user name, a link to your user page, and the date you made the comment). Also, I'd appreciate it if you read my welcome letter to all new users (at "User:RobLa/Welcome"), and put a blurb about yourself at "User:Closed Limelike Curves". Even some placeholder text is good enough. Thanks in advance! -- RobLa (talk) 07:29, 29 January 2024 (UTC)

Stop adding redirects

Please stop adding spurious redirects. You have not demonstrated enough competence (e.g. the decapitation double redirect) and you haven't built enough trust. "Decapitation" doesn't need a redirect to favorite betrayal criterion. Moreover, when a new pseudoanonymous editor clutters the main namespace with redirects, it makes me trust them much less. -- RobLa (talk) 20:41, 16 April 2024 (UTC)

Hi RobLa—very sorry about the double-redirect, didn't notice Favorite Betrayal was the wrong article! Does ElectoWiki not have any bots for correcting those?
I'm not sure what's the issue with adding redirects. Intuitively I figured the more the better, since that should make articles easier to find, no? Closed Limelike Curves (talk) 00:53, 17 April 2024 (UTC)
Spurious redirects make this wiki much harder to maintain, since (among other things) future renames of the target article become harder to make without accidentally creating more double-redirects. We do not have a bot that deals with double-redirects; someone would need to volunteer to maintain it. It clutters up the autocomplete in the search box with terminology that doesn't need to be there. As near as I can tell, you put in an intentionally misleading citation implying that the term "decapitation" was used in the Graham-Squire/McCune paper (which it wasn't). If you're not confident that a redirect from "decapitation" to "favorite betrayal criterion" would hold on Wikipedia, please don't introduce it here. -- RobLa (talk) 17:45, 17 April 2024 (UTC)
Whoops, looks like I copy-pasted the wrong citation. The term is from Merrill & Nagel (1987). I've corrected that now. Sorry about that! —Closed Limelike Curves (talk) 17:10, 18 April 2024 (UTC)