Hi Doug, Thankyou for your addittions to Clay Shirky. I know it's frustrating that one can't preview references. You might want to try using the citation templates. Another very handy tool is Twinkle which will install citation buttons on your toolbar. Wwwhatsup (talk) 03:11, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. The link to citation templates was just what I was looking for. Also the other links I'll refer to as I take a more methodical approach to learning how to edit and how the Wikipedia community works.
Doug4 07:19, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
- Very good. You'll see that I've added things that I find useful to my user page.
- I was in touch with Shirky this week. There's a possibility of setting up a debate between him and Jaron Lanier. Hope I can pull it off! Wwwhatsup (talk) 09:26, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
- A debate between Clay and Jaron would be very interesting. I must admit I know nothing of Jaron Lanier other than the Wikipedia article about him, which I just read after you mentioned him. A fascinating guy -- I'll be learning more about him. Doug4 10:09, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
- I read Chris Hedges' column "The Information Super-Sewer" to which you provided a link. After reading it I feel like Jaron Lanier needs a little vacation away from the Internet, TV, cell phones, computers and radio. Maybe in some little rural place where he can get some exercise and take in a bit of Nature. He seems a bit tightly wound.
- I found the Google news archive to which you had a link on your user page really useful. Thanks. Doug4 06:37, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
Yep. That archive is great isn't it. I'm considering getting a print sub to the NY Times just so I can access the full articles. Take a look, for instance, at how much I was able to dig up on Irving Plaza on a recent all-nighter. Lanier invented Virtual Reality - he has every right to become an apostate.. Wwwhatsup (talk) 10:13, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
- Amazing. You gathered a huge amount of material. The archive is a powerful tool. You mentioned a print sub to the NY Times. What is that? In regard to Lanier, I respect his achievements, and I too at times feel many of the negative aspects of the Internet and it's impact on society. I'm interested in learning Wikipedia's policy on discussion of topics that aren't strictly Wikipedia-oriented, such as our discussions of Lenier. We could easily carry on our discussion by e-mail. Doug4 21:54, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
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Help me with a photo.
I found a photo in Wikipedia Commons that I want to crop and include in an article. I thought it might be useful to others if my cropped photo was somehow associated with the original photo in Wikipedia Commons. Please tell me what I need to do. Thanks.
The URL of the Wikipedia original is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Moore_Gro%C3%9Fe_liegende_Frauenfigur_1957_Z%C3%BCrich.jpg
Doug4 20:40, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
- When you upload your cropped version to the Commons, you'll be asked about the author and source. You should use those fields to establish the association, preferably including a link to the original at Commons:File:Moore Große liegende Frauenfigur 1957 Zürich.jpg (in fact the CC-BY-SA 3.0 License requires attribution, so it's not just useful, but necessary). Huon (talk) 21:00, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
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