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|20 August 2014|
New User Needs Guidance
I'm a new user to Wikipedia, and I created my first article, "Gypsy Fly", which is in need of de-orphaning. I think you might have been the one who flagged it as an orphan, so I was wondering if you could give me more specific direction and guidance. The "Gypsy Fly" article has more than three external links and more than three internal links, in addition to links to categories. So, obviously I'm missing something else... Are you referring to the lack of links on the "What Links Here" page? How do I link other Wikipedia articles to the "Gypsy Fly" article so that they show up when one selects the "What Links Here" page?
If I need to do something else to de-orphan the "Gypsy Fly" article, please advise. I respect your guidance; I am new to this process and still learning.
MOTD Needs You!
Hi there, AndrewHowse! Thought you might be interested in Motto of the Day, a collaborative (and totally voluntary) effort by a group of Wikipedians to create original, inspirational mottoes. Have a good motto idea? Share it here, comment on some of the mottoes there or just pass this message onto your friends.
MOTD Needs Your Help!
I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 Amazon.com gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 01:43, 18 November 2013 (UTC)