User talk:Zthatin

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Zthatin, and Welcome to Wikipedia!

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Happy editing! PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 10:12, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

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You're welcome[edit]

I'm glad I could help! Recently, I've done more on the Help Desk than on articles... something which I intend on remedying over the next couple of weeks (although I'll still help on the HD where I can!).

Enjoy editing on Wikipedia! The above links will give you guidance on how to edit - and you can always ask me (or other editors) for advice and help. I'm still pretty much a novice editor, but I'll help where I can, or point you in the right direction! PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 10:17, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

  • In a similar vein, you're welcome from me, too! One of the things I love about the help desk is that half the time I find stuff out, too - this was one of those times; I had no idea about watchlists but remembered I'd seen the WP:RSS article before. Enjoy! TFOWRThis flag once was red 16:14, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
    • Sorry, didn't notice on the help desk just now that you were the same user I'd replied to yesterday! Glad you're getting "sucked in" ;-) Cheers, TFOWRThis flag once was red 11:29, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Top Gear Test Track[edit]

Thanks for your message on my talk page. Unfortunely, I can't actually do anything about it, as I am in the middle of decorating the house... which apparently is more important than Wikipedia!

Off hand (without looking around a bit, and I only have a few minutes online before I have to go) I can't think who you can refer this question - sorry, normally I would (and after next Thursday, I'd be in a position to do more!)

First, before you ask anyone (although nothing is stopping you doing that, perhaps on the Help Desk, try to find a reliable source (the BBC would seem the perfect one for this one), confirming the facts.

Then, post this on the Help Desk (or wait until the end of next week when I can help).

Sorry I can't be more help at the moment - unfortunately, real life is more important than Wikipedia (or at least that's what my partner says!)

Regards, -- PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 19:53, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

That was good timing - I was just about to go off-line when your message arrived!
Feel free to trace the track - but don't upload it yet - we'll discuss it when I'm reliably back on Thursday ro Friday!
Yes, anyone can edit wikipedia - however, we do expect people to make constructive additions/improvements. By this, we especially look for citations from reliable sources, and written with a neutral point of view. Don't worry about grammar and such like too much - other editors can tidy up!
May I recommend that you start with small edits to existing articles - and follow the guidelines I gave in my welcome message!
Also, if you are going to make big changes to an established article (to see how established it is, click on the History link at the top of the article's page), mention your plans/ideas for this on the article's Talk Page (click on the discussion tab at the top of the page), and see what other editors who have worked on the article respond! It may be that your idea has previously been rejected for some reason or other.
When you edit an article (whether it's a major edit, or changing one letter!) it can be listed on your watchlist (just below the edit summary, there is a tick box to add to your watchlist) - this will then show the latest change made to the article. If there is an article you haven't edited, but which you would like to see if it changes, on the article's page just click on the Watch this page tab. Any articles you are watching can be unwatched - just go to the article page and click on Unwatch this page. To see your watchlist, just click on the Watchlist link at the top of the page - this will take you to your watchlist.
I hope to be on from time to time during the next week to check messages, etc - just not for longer than a few mins at a time, generally - and sometimes not at all!
Regards, -- PhantomSteve (Contact Me, My Contribs) 20:30, 31 July 2009 (UTC)