User:Eric

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My name is Eric. For the time being, most of my contribution to Wikipedia is through copyediting articles as I come across them. For a living, I do GIS and the occasional translation project.
LANGUAGES:
Wikipedia:Babel
en This user is a native speaker of English.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
de-3 Dieser Benutzer hat sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse.
it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
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Majority ≠ authority This user understands that no matter how many people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
signpost along the Chemin des Moines
Le Chemin des Moines: a lovely venue for escaping one's Wikipedia punctuation repair compulsions.


Helpful links[edit]

Templates[edit]

Communication[edit]

Template:Talkback has several templates for calling the attention of other editors

{{talkback|username}} – Facilitates keeping user-to-user discussions on one talk page.

Template:Reply_to

Template:Edit_summary – to suggest using edit summaries

Vandalism warning templates citing page name: Wikipedia:Vandalism#Warnings

Listing of template messages: Wikipedia:Template_messages/User_talk_namespace

External link spam: Wikipedia:Template_messages/User_talk_namespace/Multi-level_templates#External_links_spam

Formatting[edit]

Template:Xt – various templates for generating example text

Template:Quote – various quotation formats; remember also blockquote

{{od}} outdent template

Miscellaneous references[edit]

Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Titles

Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page

Wikipedia:Cheatsheet

Basic table guidance: Help:Wikitable ... Detailed help: Help:Table

Wikipedia:Quick_guide

Help:Edit_summary

Edit summary abbreviations

Help:Show_preview - Promotes minimizing number of saves per edit session.

Help:HTML_in_wikitext

WP:GLOSSARY

Wikipedia:Sister_projects

{{convert}} Conversion templates and parameters

{{diff}} for creating links to pages that show the differences between two versions of a wiki page

Wikipedia:Administrator_intervention_against_vandalism – Admin vandalism notification page

User:Eric/Sandbox

Grolltech's useful cheatsheet of templates: User:Grolltech/Cheetsheet

Image stuff[edit]

commons:Commons:upload

Wikipedia:Picture_tutorial

Wikipedia:Extended image syntax see also: Wikipedia_talk:Extended_image_syntax#Size_specification_and_caption_incompatible.3F

Wikipedia:Picture_tutorial#Linking_to_pictures_without_displaying_them

Wikipedia:How_to_fix_bunched-up_edit_links caused by stacked images

User:Drilnoth/lefteditlinks.js/doc Drilnoth's gadget for moving section edit links over next to heading

Article sourcing[edit]

Wikipedia:Citing_sources#Quick_summary

{{reflist}} for listing references

{{Unreferenced}} for articles without any reference sources cited (see related templates on that same page)

{{Refimprovesect}} for article sections needing more sourcing

{{Fact}} to call for sourcing for a specific statement

Language stuff[edit]

Template:Translated_page tags a page as having material translated from another language wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_translation_templates (can't figure out how to make this into proper wikilink)

Wikipedia:Interlanguage_links

Wikipedia:Translation/*/Lang/fr

Wikipedia:Translation/*/Lang/de

long distance footpath article on the French Wikipedia

code: [[:fr:Sentier de grande randonnée|article]]

Customization[edit]

Wikipedia:Skin

User:Eric/myskin.css

User:Eric/modern.js

User_talk:Ilmari_Karonen/archive14#Customizing_monobook.js - Discussion on how to customize Edittools using User:<username>/myskin.js

Wikinsanity[edit]

"Discussions" and other silliness that demonstrate the tragic side of having an encyclopedia that anyone can edit:

Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_France/Archive_2

Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_France/Archive_1#Anglicisation2

Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Plants/Archive14#Douglas-fir

Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Death_threat

Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2008_August_1#Category:Religious_organizations_established_in_the_1110s

Wikipedia:WikiProject Numbers – Wikipedia has articles about individual integers! Hundreds of them!

Headlight flashing – This is actually an article in our encyclopedia.