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Hi, please keep your explains short. If all Google phrases explained by that complexity as you are doing at 1256: Questions the page would explode. Please shorten your posts. One more hint: tl;dr just means it's too much for the reader.--Dgbrt (talk) 22:01, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Why are comprehensive, good explanations a bad thing? It covers everything that needs to be covered to answer the question. Why is this worth debate? Davidy²²[talk] 02:28, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Just because a single explain, filling up the entire screen, on a comic needing more than 500 explains would just die in the mass of posts. TL;DR is just a simple reaction most viewers do.--Dgbrt (talk) 21:47, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
I'm forced to disagree, Dgbrt. Obviously it would be a problem if we had an answer that long for every single question there, but we won't: The section is title "selected answers," and even if we answered every single question, most of them aren't complex enough to warrant answers of that length. I just picked two questions I found very interesting and complicated, and tried to answer them. Also, I'm not sure what your point is about TL;DR—if readers find an answer too long, and don't read it, so what? Their loss. They can always just scroll past it if they don't care.

Now, obviously, if you'd like to make some constructive cuts to parts of my answers that seem extraneous, by all means please do; this is a wiki, after all. But I must say, when it comes to stuff like this in the future, I hope you work on taking a less adversarial tone. This is what we'd call a "content dispute" (if we really had such things on this project), and you're treating it like I've breached some policy. That is to say, you're coming to my talk page and leaving me a note that sounds like you're enforcing some rule or other, when really it's just that you disagree with my approach to an explanation. PinkAmpersand (talk) 05:01, 30 August 2013 (UTC)


Your SyntaxHighlighter (Version 1.2) is up and running. Thanks! --Jeff (talk) 19:57, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Your access

Hullo! We're going through a server upgrade, and are currently doing DNS migration. I see you made an edit recently. Are you reaching us through explainxkcd.com? Davidy²²[talk] 07:20, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Hmm? I'm not sure if I understand the question, but yes, I am currently viewing/editing this page at www.explainxkcd.com, and was able to when I made those edits the other day.PinkAmpersand (talk) 09:38, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
I was just checking to make sure that our server migration was going smoothly and reaching users properly. You were our first regular user to shift from the database-locked site to our current one and make an edit, so I wanted to make sure that you had indeed made the transition properly and nothing had gone wrong. Davidy²²[talk] 10:07, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
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