Welcome to Wikipedia, Lousyd! My name is Ryan, aka Acetic Acid. I noticed that you were new and haven't received any messages yet. I just wanted to see how you were doing. Wikipedia can be a little intimidating at first, since it uses different formatting than other sites that use HTML and CSS. In the long run, though, you'll find that the WikiSyntax is a lot easier and faster than those other ways. Here are a few links to get you started:
- How to edit a page
- Editing, policy, conduct, and structure tutorial
- Picture tutorial
- How to write a great article
There are a lot of policies and guides to read, but I highly recommend reading over those first. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. Please be sure to sign your name on Talk Pages using four tildes (~~~~) to produce your name and the current date, along with a link to your user page. This way, others know when you left a message and how to find you. It's easier than having to type out your name, right? :)
I hope you enjoy contributing to Wikipedia. We can use all the help we can get! Have a nice day. Sincerely, Ryan. 05:37, August 2, 2005 (UTC)
- It's not so much being new as is having a blank talk page. It's almost a sin to have a clear talk page, so the welcoming committee comes in and fills it up. :P Ryan 09:08, August 3, 2005 (UTC)
Please don't remove comments and posts from article talk pages, and most especially don't ever reword the comments of others and sign your own name to them, as you did here on the Buffalo, N.Y. talk page. -EDM 01:49, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
- Sorry about the rewording. But about the removing of comments... what if the comments are irrelevant? I just removed a comment on the Adam_Smith talk page questioning statements on the article page about Adam Smith's sexuality. But there were no longer any statements about sexuality.
Orphaned non-free image (Image:Screenshot_of_Wikipedia_Screenshot_Page.png)
Thanks for uploading Image:Screenshot_of_Wikipedia_Screenshot_Page.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).
If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. User:Gay Cdn (talk) (Contr) 01:21, 2 June 2007 (UTC)