User talk:Arlo

From Geohashing

mind the dust

Feels good to be back. Arlo (talk) 10:17, 2 February 2020 (UTC)


I was trying to remember if I recognised anyone around here from the old Time thread. Of course, it's not so easy now, what with the Dark Ages still upon us in other areas of the XKCD-sphere. But I think I might remember you from there, especially since you brought up Time in the achievement proposal. My avatar was my hat. Same username, unless I'm much mistaken. -- KarMann (talk) 02:43, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

I think I either never posted in the Time thread (I don't like to post unless I've read the backlog, and that one was leviathan) or just did once. But I've spent a good amount of idle hours around various parts of the campus of the eXtreme Kansas College of Dentistry off and on over the years since about mid-2008 -- the fora, sure, and explainxkcd and assorted IRC channels and this wiki (well, the predecessor). So it's possible you might recognize my name. Or even if it's illusory, it's good to be here now among such pleasant company! Arlo (talk) 05:16, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
...Wait, there are other geohashing-adjacent OTTers? For some unfathomable reason, I thought I was the only one. (In retrospect, I should have guessed that it made no sense.) --January First-of-May (talk) 07:24, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

Galisteo Creek expedition

What happened at 2020-02-13 35 -105? The current report is quite the cliffhanger. --Fippe (talk) 22:22, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Ah, took me a while to get around to editing it. I'll do so soon. Arlo (talk) 07:16, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
Is there a way to reach you in private? I tried the email address on your website, but "[] said: 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist." --Fippe (talk) 07:57, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
Ah, yes; I deleted my Gmail due to being overrun with spam and wanting to move away from the behemoth to my own domain. I have updated my website now to reflect this. Thanks to the gracious assistance of user:DanQ, you may now use special:emailuser/Arlo to email me. Arlo (talk) 14:35, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Okay! It seems I can only send you an email once my own email address is confirmed, and for me this process is still ongoing. I will write you when it is confirmed. --Fippe (talk) 21:40, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your welcome!

Hi! I'm not too sure about how to use the talk page, I guess I just have to edit this? Or should I do this on my page? Anyway, as you mentioned, I was wrong. The marker I saw just next to me was the center of my graticule, and not the geohash. T_T I'll edit the page as soon as I can. Still, I definitely plan to go on geohashing when I can. Stardust (talk) 10:07, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

I see Fippe also greeted you on your talk page and explained about how they work. The software the wiki uses -- MediaWiki -- can take a little getting used to; I was lucky to have some experience with it from editing Wikipedia. As far as the talk pages go, they don't make it too complicated -- it's pretty much like any page made in the wiki, where anyone can edit and see it. So there isn't really a 'right' way to carry on a conversation, it's just whatever works for the people conversing! Usually once a topic is started folks just stick to wherever it had began, but that's not a hard rule. Arlo (talk) 00:45, 8 January 2021 (UTC)