User talk:Mistsrider

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Hello, Mistsrider! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! —EncMstr 08:22, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
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Found this on your user page:

I'm very very new, and I don't know how to use Wikipedia's tables or fancy biography pages! I joined because I was annoyed at the extreme unhelpfulness of a couple of articles, with no tags to indicate otherwise, and I wanted to change that.
Uhh. Help? =D

The guideline discussing use of a table is at WP:TABLE; the gory details of table wikimarkup is at Help:Table. If questions or doubts arise, be sure to ask at the page's talk (click on its "discussion" tab). I monitor the latter article.

I'm not sure what you mean by how to use fancy biography pages. The best way to write one is

  • find one which is well done
  • click "edit this page" (don't worry, until "save page" is pressed, nothing is written) to see the wikimarkup source
  • copy and paste the good bits to your new or soon-to-be-improved article
  • change them to match the new article
  • press "show preview" to see how you did
  • press "save page" once you're satisfied

At first, it will seem quite challenging, but I don't remember that lasting more than a week or so. Good luck. I'll keep my eye on this page in case you have any general questions. —EncMstr 17:51, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Knives[edit]

Talk:Kitchen_knife#Table WLU (talk) 19:48, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Help![edit]

Does anyone know how to put the required/requested comments on the Wikiproject templates, for articles when they are given ratings? Also, is there a guideline or help page anywhere for editing images? --Mistsrider (talk) 21:44, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

The easiest is to copy it from an existing project, such as {{WikiProject Oregon}} which has the categorization parameters. Is that what you mean?
What kind of image editing do you mean? —EncMstr 21:50, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Clarification Response: What I mean is, how can leave comments inside the box, like at the talk:Roald Dahl page? As for image editing, I mean how does one edit the informational content relating to the picture? Copyright, translations of captions, etc. For example, in this featured picture of the London Eye, the "edit this page" tab only displays this text:
{{FeaturedPicture|London Eye Twilight April 2006}}
{{PL showcase picture}}
{{picture of the day|August 20, 2007}} --Mistsrider (talk) 08:01, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Which box on Talk:Roald Dahl? You mean one of those at the top of the page? Those are not meant for typing inside. Those particular boxes are created by including a "template" (as it's called in wikiworld, but act like macros or string variables). Wherever a {{template name}} appears and get substituted with the contents of template:template name. —EncMstr 01:30, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

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Earthsea[edit]

Hi there - I will be updating various Earthsea pages this week after a trip to my local library. I have already updated three of the character pages. Any feedback (positive, negative or neutral) is appreciated. Npd2983 (talk) 00:50, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Calling all active WP:Children's and Young Adult literature members[edit]

Welcome Aboard![edit]

Thanks for helping out with the Cutlery project! Great job on the Chris Reeve article. See Jumpcoach about a source for that sentence. Thanks again for the help, looking forward to seeing more of your work!--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 23:26, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Message from WikiProject Children's literature[edit]

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WikiProject Children's and Young Adult literature Newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Children and Young Adult's literature Newsletter - October 2010[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs

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From the Editor

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Children and Young Adult's literature WikiProject Newsletter - Issue 3[edit]

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  • The project's most popular page in September was Harry Potter which received 481902 views throughout the month. That means that it received on average 16063 views each day. It's a GA which is Top importance within the project's scope. To see more popular pages head over to the list now.
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Wikipedia:WikiProject_Cutlery[edit]

Please weigh in on this discussion to keep our project open:Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Cutlery. Thanks--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 21:07, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Thank you for your understanding and happy editing :) Editing on behalf of User:Jarry1250, LivingBot (talk) 21:13, 14 March 2011 (UTC)