User talk:TuxLibNit

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Welcome new user[edit]

Hello, User:TuxLibNit, I see you've opened an account and begun to make edits to the encyclopaedia. You are most welcome and thank you for the many constructive edits you have made.

I'm Lumos3, one of the numerous editors here. I voluntarily work as a welcomer to newcomers. I'm posting below a standard welcome box with lots of useful links. I hope you get pleasure from editing and making Wikipedia an even better resource for the community.

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If you have any questions about the project don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page here :-User_talk:Lumos3.

Happy editing,

Lumos3 (talk) 17:44, 9 January 2014 (UTC) , Wikipedia Welcoming Committee.


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Sincerely, Lumos3 (talk) 17:44, 9 January 2014 (UTC)   (Leave me a message)

Made me look[edit]

I saw your edit and wondered about it, and so checked around. They must have been typing that number from memory as they were sorta almost right... When I checked on Amazon for the book I saw Amazon had both the old and newer forms for ISBN listed:

ISBN-10: 0700716157
ISBN-13: 978-0700716159

So the '978' should have been on the other end and with another digit. Thanks. Shenme (talk) 21:44, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. My guess is that they only had the ISBN10, got confused by the guidance that ISBN13 is preferred and tried to convert it by hand. I've been working through a lot of pages with ISBN errors and that's a pretty comprehensible error compared to some. My favourite so far is this one. I was quite pleased with myself when I worked out what was wrong.

TuxLibNit (talk) 22:25, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Samuel Shaw[edit]

Hi - thank you for the correction to the ISBN of the book cited in the samuel shaw article. As a new user, I also could not figure out how to add categories. It would be good to add american whistleblowers as a category for this article, so folks can learn more about Shaw. Can you help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.15.36.135 (talk) 22:17, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

There appears to have been some confusion with Samuel_Shaw_(politician). I think I've sorted that out (edit1 and edit2), which included moving Category:American whistleblowers and Category:Continental Navy officers to Samuel_Shaw_(Naval_Officer). Hopefully its obvious from the diffs how categories work. You add an item to a category by adding a wikilink to that category. By convention, category wikilinks go at the end of the document. You may notice I've also copied across some additional templates (currently commented out) that you may like to fill in and uncomment if you have that information. Hope that helps. Not sure how well talk works with IPs so I'll post something on your talk page too.TuxLibNit (talk) 22:11, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Minor Barnstar Hires.png The Minor barnstar
It looks like you've been doing loads of little ISBN fixes - a fantastic job which really helps with referencing, a perennial but overlooked task. Your userpage says you are new here - well I hope you are enjoying yourself. To say thanks - here is a barnstar for your good efforts. To quote the template page: "The Minor Barnstar is awarded for making minor edits of the utmost quality. Minor edits are often overlooked, but are essential contributions to Wikipedia." - this sums up your current editing activity perfectly! Keep up the good work. :) Acather96 (click here to contact me) 16:02, 9 August 2014 (UTC)