User talk:TTS51207

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12 November 2014


Hello, TTS51207, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Hi, TTS51207. I removed the {{helpme}} template from your userpage as it's only meant to be placed on talk pages. As far as I can see it was placed there as a result of you copying and pasting the welcome message above this message which contained instructions on how to use that template, so it's unlikely you were actually looking for help.

If I'm wrong, place {{helpme}} on this page, followed by a question, or feel free to ask me on my talk page. Happy editing! Andreworkney talkcontribs 17:34, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

You're right, that's what happened. Thanks for the assistance. I'm new here. TTS51207 (talk) 18:30, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Linking to Pages[edit]

I have seen numerous blue links which transport the user to articles without using the full name of the article. For instance, if I wanted to link to the "Asheville, North Carolina", but didn't want to use the state name, how could I get just "Asheville" to take someone to the "Asheville, North Carolina" page? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

TTS51207 (talk) 16:48, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Taken from Wikipedia:Manual of Style (links): It is possible to link words that are not exactly the same as the linked article title—for example, [[Henry II of England|Henry II]]. However, make sure that it is still clear what the link refers to without having to follow the link.
So if you wanted to link Asheville, North Carolina, type [[Asheville, North Carolina|Asheville]] and it should appear as Asheville. I hope that helps. BarretBonden (talk) 16:53, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


{{helpme}}I'm interested in learning more about Barnstars. I noticed that the user Orlady has several on her user page. How does one get them, how does one award them to others, and, essentially, what are they? Any help would be appreciated.

TTS51207 (talk) 16:59, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Barnstars are just informal awards that anyone can give to anyone else. Have a look at WP:BARNSTARS for details. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 17:03, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

User Markings[edit]

{{helpme}} I was wondering about these little things found on user pages. I can't quite describe them, but they're the things on my user page that tell the WikiProjects that I am a member of and identify support for the Republican Party. I copied these from someone else's page. How do you actually get these, or how do you make your own? And, what are they called?

Thank you. TTS51207 (talk) 22:13, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

They're called userboxes, and you can find everything you need to know here. Cheers. //roux   22:15, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Warning Vandals[edit]

{{helpme}}I am interested in assisting with warning users who vandalize Wikipedia. Where can I find a guide as to how to do this? Thanks. TTS51207 (talk) 22:30, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

The best thing for you to do is probably to install Twinkle. This comes with a fancy warn button on the top of User talk pages in addition to a myriad of other helpful links. NuclearWarfare (Talk) 22:33, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Copying text from one article to another[edit]

{{helpme}}I started the article Appalachian Music a few moments ago. The article was suggested on the WikiProject Appalachia page, to be a separate article from the section on Appalachian music within the Old-Time Music article. The section in the Old-Time Music article was reasonably well written and could be useful in the article I created. Here is my question: am I allowed to copy the text from that section and paste it into my article? Or should it be written separately?

Thank you for your assistance. TTS51207 (talk) 21:53, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Since your article had very little information, I redirected it to Old-time music which goes into much more detail. If you think that the section on Appalachian music should be split from Old-time music, I would suggest putting {{split-section|Appalachian music}} at the top of that section, to indicate to others that you wish to split off the material. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 22:02, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Appalachian Music[edit]

Arx Fortis (talk · contribs) Bms4880 (talk · contribs) Ken Thomas (talk · contribs) Omarcheeseboro (talk · contribs) Orlady (talk · contribs) Willking1979 (talk · contribs) SonPraises (talk · contribs) Dwalls (talk · contribs) Ken Gallager (talk · contribs) Geologik (talk · contribs) ktr101 (talk · contribs) TTS51207 (talk · contribs)

On Monday, March 9, 2009, I created the article Appalachian music after reading the WikiProject Appalachia page. Someone attempted to restore the redirect to Old-time music, telling me that there was very little information. I undid that edit. However, they were correct regarding the amount of information in the article. Thus, I have a proposal: if we can, we can work together to improve and expand the Appalachian music article. If you know anyone who can help out with the article, please let them know. If you are interested in assisting, have questions, want to talk, etc., feel free to put something on my talk page.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. TTS51207 (talk) 15:42, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

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Willking1979 (talk) 16:06, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the note - unfortunately, I think the section at old-time music Old_time_music#Appalachia covers the topic well, and unless/until it is expanded with more information and references, I agree with the redirect. As far as helping with the expansion, I personally feel that I will not be able to contribute anything more than what's currently in the Old-time article--Omarcheeseboro (talk) 17:46, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Hey TTS, great job getting the article started! --Omarcheeseboro (talk) 14:38, 14 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm in the middle of overhauling the main Appalachia article, but I'll see what I can do. It probably wouldn't hurt to let them redirect back to the old-time music article until we add more information. I'll consult the Encyclopedia of Appalachia tonight and add information tomorrow. In the meantime, see what you can find on the web. We'll also need a few photographs. Thanks for taking the initiative on this! Bms4880 (talk) 18:13, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
I haven't checked any sources, but I'm guessing Appalachian music is a form of traditional music which in turn influenced the old-time genre. I've also added a photo and a few bits about instruments. Will add more tomorrow. Bms4880 (talk) 19:21, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm no authority on Appalachian music, but I'll see if I can get some involved. I think songs of coal mining would be one genre that could be developed. Dwalls (talk) 19:33, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
I made mention of coal mining songs, although it's just a paragraph and could probably use some expansion. The article still needs a paragraph or two explaining its influence on country and bluegrass. It also needs another photograph or two, and could certainly use some sound file samples. Perhaps something explaining instrumental techniques. Not sure what else. Bms4880 (talk) 23:49, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Firearms[edit]

Welcome to the WikiProject Firearms. I hope you enjoy being a member.--LWF (talk) 19:55, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

April 2009[edit]

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An exciting opportunity to get involved![edit]


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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, TTS51207! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 21:11, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:10, 1 December 2012 (UTC)