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Please use {{youtube embed}} --ES (talk) 05:01, August 1, 2016 (UTC) Hello Echo Sierra.

I was trying to figure it out. As I recall, I posted the lyrics to this song many years ago, and wanted to add the video. You blocked me so fast I couldn't figure it out, but thanks for the tip. I used to be quite active on this site, but even though I'm a computer 'expert,' I've never been able to figure out how to do much of anything here. Any suggestions?
MusicalMan (talk) 05:13, August 1, 2016 (UTC)
I deleted 3 of your vid uploads, that was fast!? --ES (talk) 05:16, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

I first tried posting a URL; that didn't work, deleted it. Then saw a 'video upload' page, but it seemed to have no effect on the lyric page. THEN I got your message and I think now see how to so it with the 'embed' & *only* the YouTube ID number. But since I'm blocked and don't have time for 'all this' how about you add it for me? It's the official YouTube video for the song from her (or her record company) channel: RfWikSQJ_FU And again... if I ever decide to come back here after tonight, do you have any suggestions on learning how this all works? Obviously you've figured it out! LOL. Thanks. MusicalMan (talk) 05:20, August 1, 2016 (UTC) @Echo Sierra- Hello? HELP? I can't even tell if this message is getting to you, and it appears that because I made a small editing error then tried to undo it, you blocked my entire account for a year now, is that correct? What's up with that? I just needed some help and would have fixed it correctly. Now I can't tell how to even contact you or a Moderator. And I've asked for help, please?MusicalMan (talk) 05:32, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

@Echo Sierra- I'll check back tomorrow, but I'd like to have help understanding why I was blocked for trying to contribute and to fix my posting error, and how I can get unblocked? Thanks for any help you can provide. As you can see, I've contribued a fair amount in the distant past & wanted to try to get active here again. It's one of my favorite sites! Thanks again. MusicalMan (talk) 05:50, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

You were blocked for
  1. Uploading Videos = Unwanted content = Spam
  2. Not paying attention to your talk page, your 3rd upload was after I wrote here to give you a heads up.
  • Note:
  1. Uploading videos was never a practice @LW, as far back as I can remember (~2007)
  2. You are most welcome to insert a YT link on any page that you wish at your convenience, but kindly no more than one per page. --ES (talk) 06:17, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

Hi, @ES... I only just now noticed this:

   Uploading Videos = Unwanted content = Spam
   Not paying attention to your talk page, your 3rd upload was after I wrote here to give you a heads up. 

Please forgive me for not seeing the 'Talk' notice- I'd never encountered this before and the site has changed significantly since I used to use it more frequently. Back when I was here (late oughties), it was almost impossible to even get anyone's attention and I'd never figured out how to use the talk page (think I've got that now).

I'm a senior citizen and don't figure these Interwebs things out as fast as the kids now, but it was *never* my intention to 'Spam,' I merely couldn't see that my changes were uploading, and would have checked before leaving the page to make sure everything was 'right,' as I've always done in the past.

Now that you showed me how to properly insert a YouTube link, I'd appreciate another chance to properly add the link to this beautiful song, which is all I was trying to do... contribute accurate content.


Oh, and what does this mean? >"Uploading videos was never a practice @LW, as far back as I can remember (~2007)" That's about the time I was very active at the site, but I don't think I messed with video links then, only lyric adding/editing and probably didn't even know videos could be added back then. I just saw this favorite song without one and wanted to add it.

Also... is 'Show changes' the same as the old 'sandbox' thing, where you can see a 'draft' before hitting 'Publish?'

Thanks again for your kind assistance, and please let me know... I want to learn, just not real familiar with the new layout and such in recent years. Will be AFK but check back late night.

--MusicalMan (talk) 14:55, August 1, 2016 (UTC)

Sometimes we block users to divert their attention from editing pages towards communication, strangely enough.
I think uploading videos came about as a result of move from "wiki" to "wikia", it is part of the wikia wide interface, and is a redundant feature for us. {{youtube}} / {{youtube embed}} appeared in 2011.
Sandbox is a place to test your edits if they need saving for the test to work properly, your own Sandbox is at User:MusicalMan/Sandbox. Publish is Save, Preview (draft?) let's you see how things will appear when saved (extremely useful anytime). Show changes shows the difference of two selected editions (via the clicked radio buttons).
For help with specific aspects of this wikia please click the Need Help Editing? text above this edit box, which appears there in edit mode. When editing, writing a short comment in the comment box helps others understand what you did. happy editing --ES (talk) 03:44, August 2, 2016 (UTC)

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