User talk:LazLong Sr

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, LazLong Sr, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. 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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A few helpful links[edit]

I've closed the thread at WP:ANI, which shouldn't be seen as any sort of controversial close, but as always an admin or other editor who disagrees with me may reopen at their discretion although I doubt that will happen. I thought I'd follow up with my links at ANI with a couple extra helpful ones.

  • WP:TPG - This one is a helpful guideline on how talk pages are used. As a general description, our talk pages are provided by the WMF as a space for other users to post queries/discussions to others. It's generally seen as bad form to use it as a forum space.
  • WP:ARCHIVE - This is a useful link to set up archiving on your talk page. There is no requirement to archive discussions on your talk page but is generally seen as a very helpful way of back-referencing old discussions. Every edit that changes a page in some way on WP are saved as you can see by clicking the View History tab at the top of the page. However, for some editors who have been here for some time who have extensive discussions with other editors their histories can literally stretch for pages. Here is where archiving can help. Also, archiving is seen as a courtesy to users who do not have fast connections or have older computers that may struggle to load enormous talk pages. Most editors archive but some do just leave everything on the page and I have seen some unarchived talk pages stretching back 7 years or more.
  • WP:RS and WP:RSN - The reliability sources guideline is a fundament of WP and many editors refer to it as a near-policy. Where there are disagreements as to the reliability of a source, RSN, the reliable sources noticeboard, is a place where editors can seek the opinions of experienced editors about a source.
  • WP:3O - This is where two editors seeking a third opinion can go. In some articles which are not frequented by many editors it may be difficult to gain consensus especially if the majority of editing is being done by 2 editors. In this case, WP:3O is a very helpful place where the perspectives of more experienced editors can be sought.
  • WP:DRN - This is the dispute resolution noticeboard where disagreements amongst a number of editors can be hashed out. At DRN, you can find many experienced editors who have a great deal of knowledge about WP matters that can provide much the same service as found at WP:3O.

Wiki-jargon is like any other language and takes time. Hope some of these links help! Blackmane (talk) 15:38, 24 January 2014 (UTC)