Hello, Issyvoo, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially your edits to Wikipedia:Editor assistance/Requests. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:
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Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or and a volunteer will visit you here shortly. Again, welcome! —/Mendaliv/2¢/Δ's/ 01:34, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi. It's Douglas again about learning editing and the California capital punishment page. Thank you so much for your response. I did manage to fix the broken link and replace it with a footnote. The footnote itself is correctly numbered as 16, but at the bottom of the page, footnote 16 has only "" and an acrobat symbol. On the editing page, the references at the bottom states "
". I looked at Wikipedia's footnote help page but couldn't figure it out. I guess my question is: once one has inserted a footnote, how does one edit the footnote name and material and the bottom of the page? Once again, if you are busy, please do not worry. I will muddle my way through somehow! I'm not even sure if this is the right way to contact you or anyone for help.
Hi. Sorry, I'm still learning slowly and making mistakes. I uploaded to the Commons a photo of Jean Paul Sartre's funeral that I found on the internet, and placed it on his Wikipedia page. I was actually at the funeral!
A Wikipedia editor informed me that the photo will be deleted unless sufficient copyright info is provided. I've been researching how to provide a justification (fair use?), but the information is both voluminous and confusing. I'm still not sure how to reach these talk pages!
I can locate the list of photos that I've uploaded to the commons (less than 10). Some belong to me. How do I edit the others to provide sufficient licensing information? One photo, I asked to be deleted by placing "speedy delete" on it.
As always, if you are busy, please do not worry. I will muddle my way through.
Hello again, Douglas here. I think I figured out my footnote issue. I used the cite template. Learning, but slowly. Thank you again.
- I am glad you have been able to figure it out on your own. Don't hesitate to seek help again in the future! ☺ · Salvidrim! · ✉ 03:41, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Issyvoo, you are invited to the Teahouse!
Hello Issyvoo, just dropping a note to say Hi and hoping you're doing OK. I've been editing here about ten years, and I remember when when I started I made lots of mistakes. I remember getting completely bollixed up trying to move some pages, then realizing I wanted to undo that, which is not easy (moving a pages leave a page with the old name in place as a Wikipedia:Redirect to the new name, so you can't just move it back because you can't move pages to an existing name) and boy was I in despair, but a kindly editor got me straightened out.
I don't know, it may not be quite as friend here now as it was ten years ago, but mostly people are pretty helpful, and the main thing to remember is that if you make a mistake someone will come along and fix it. I still make errors but I don't worry about it too much, the main thing is good intent. Formatting and so forth can always be cleaned up later.