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We Shall Overcome
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Eliica Battery Electric Car with 370 km/h top speed and 200 km range. The General Motors EV1 had a range of 75 to 150 miles with NiMH batteries in 1999. See: Who Killed the Electric Car and Electric Car
Mean surface temperature anomalies during the period 1995 to 2004 with respect to the average temperatures from 1940 to 1980 - See: Global Warming
Picture of the day

A panorama of the Alhambra as seen from Mirador de San Nicolás. From left to right: Generalife, Pico del Veleta, Palacios Nazaríes, Palace of Charles V, and Alcazaba.

The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. Originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889, it was largely ignored until the ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. Over the years it has served as the royal palace of Yusuf I of Granada and the royal court of Isabella I of Castile. The Alhambra is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well-known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions.

Photograph: Kim Hansen
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February 1 - Quote of the Day

Universum - C. Flammarion, Holzschnitt, Paris 1888, Kolorit : Heikenwaelder Hugo, Wien 1998

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I have added some features to Wikipedia articles in my edits such as those below:

Fetch another random tip | Tip of the moment...
List the things to do for an article

If an article has a number of tasks to be handled that are community consensus, you may insert {{todo}} (including the four curly braces) at the top of the article's talk page, and edit it to make the tasks more visible to the public.

Read more:
To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd-random}}


Music Samples[edit]

For the music samples I use the free-for-a-while MP3 Magic 2.0 from the great Applian Technologies. You get 7 days to test it out, and only $10 to buy. (Their suite of apps is sweet because it is the best to record intenet radio.) MP3 Magic lets you create 30 second clips that conform to Wikipedia's rules for length. You then use the free, open source Wikipedia application called Audacity to convert your clips to .OGG format for Wikipedia. Select Edit, Preferences, File Format tab, set OGG Export Setup to "0" to create reduced-quality 64 kbps .OGG versions of your clips.


You can also use the paired <gallery>Images: here</gallery> tag to create a image gallery feature or stand-alone image like these from the editing toolbar:

Panorama of Vancouver taken from Chinatown

Take the Wiki Picture tutorial for more topics.


{{German Language}} The HTML Table code for lyrics are just native HTML tags that Wikipedia accepts, or use the "Insert a table" button on the editing toolbar:

"Our Country"[1]

Written by John Mellencamp

"Well I can stand beside
Ideals I think are right
And I can stand beside
The idea to stand and fight
I do believe
There’s a dream for everyone
This is our country

There’s room enough here
For science to live
And there’s room enough here
For religion to forgive
And try to understand
All the people of this land
This is our country

From the east coast
To the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home
This is our country

That poverty could be
Just another ugly thing
And bigotry would be
Seen only as obscene
And the ones that run this land
Help the poor and common man
This is our country


From the east coast

To the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home
This is our country

The dream is still alive
Some day it will come true
And this country it belongs
To folks like me and you
So let the voice of freedom
Sing out through this land
This is our country

From the east coast
To the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home
This is our country

From the east coast
To the west coast
Down the Dixie Highway
Back home

This is our country"

Pull Quotes[edit]

Main article: Super Session album - one of my favorite blues works. Have a listen in your browser in your PJs!

Truncate lines[edit]

Shakespeare: Sonnet 18

Creating "Notes" and references[edit]

Creating a References table in Wikipedia is almost as easy as creating a link. Look at the code at the top of the song lyrics sample table to see how to use the paired ref tag, e.g.,

<ref>[ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]</ref>

to create the citation[3]. Then add a section near the bottom of the article containing the single,unpaired references tag. You will see that at the bottom of this article in edit mode.

Reusing Notes[edit]

Just include the "name" parameter in the ref tag (and don't leave it empty when you reuse it):

<ref name="Brainyquote">[] - Langston Hughes</ref>

Using {{cite web}} Template[edit]

Richie Havens uses open D tuning on the guitar. By fretting all strings it produces a major chord on any position on the neck of the guitar.[6]

Example: Petaluma - Local[edit]

The mayor of Petaluma is David Glass,[7] who was formerly the vice mayor, and on the Planning Commission from 1999 until his election as mayor in November 2002[8].

Easy tables[edit]

Global warming - See also[edit]

If you click "Edit this page" at the top you can see the code for all of these features and copy them, yourself.




(tag removed) mergeto|Polyunsaturated fatty acid|date=January 2007}} This is a list of omega-3 fatty acids.

Common name Lipid name Chemical name
α-Linolenic acid (ALA) 18:3 (n-3) octadeca-9,12,15-trienoic acid
Stearidonic acid 18:4 (n-3) octadeca-6,9,12,15-tetraenoic acid
Eicosatetraenoic acid 20:4 (n-3) eicosa-8,11,14,17-tetraenoic acid
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 20:5 (n-3) eicosa-5,8,11,14,17-pentaenoic acid
Docosapentaenoic acid 22:5 (n-3) docosa-7,10,13,16,19-pentaenoic acid
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 22:6 (n-3) docosa-4,7,10,13,16,19-hexaenoic acid

Tips of the Day[edit]

Crystal Clear app ktip.png
How to provide a link to a specific Google Search

Especially on talk pages, and sometimes in External link sections, links to Google searches can be useful. The Wikimedia software that powers Wikipedia lets you make links to Google by including google: as the prefix for the link, like this:


Which looks like this:


Note: It is important not to use spaces in the search. To add more parameters to the search, separate them by a plus sign, +. For a phrase search, use a hyphen (minus sign), -, between each word. E.g. to search for "Tip of the day", use Tip-of-the-day.

To provide a link to a Wikipedia-specific search, include in the google-link (no spaces before or after), like this:


Which looks like this:

To clean up the link so that only the part you want to show is presented, use the pipe, like this:

[[|"Tip of the day"]]

Which makes it look like this:

"Tip of the day"
Read more: Using external search engines

Navigate faster using Wikipedia shortcuts

Many of the pages in the Wikipedia namespace have specialized redirects called "shortcuts" that can be entered into the search box on the left side of your screen. Normally these shortcuts start with WP: and then a capitablized abreviation for the page name. Some common shortcuts are: [[WP:]], WP:DEPT, WP:FAQ, WP:FUN, WP:IMAGE, WP:VP, and of course, WP:TIP. A semi-complete list of shortcuts is available at Wikipedia:Shortcuts.

How to create a shortcut[edit]

Shortcut class redirects should be tagged with Template:R from shortcut(edit talk links history) so they will auto-categorize in Category:Redirects from shortcut.
All {{R from ...}} templates should be added on the same line as the #redirect [[Pagename]]. templates.

Example: #redirect [[Pagename]] {{R from shortcut}}.

Linking to other sister projects[edit]

Main article links[edit]

Main article: Cat evolution

I coded the Main article template equivalent using a pipe above.

See also[edit]

Template:See also

{{See also|Article 1|...|Article 15}}

Cite web template (example using ref tag)[edit]

Kurt Vonnegut[9]

Templates that are Useful[edit]

Categories that are Useful[edit]

Category:Cambodian Civil War Category:Cold War Category:History of Vietnam Category:Laotian Civil War Category:Military history of the United States Category:Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower Category:Presidency of Gerald Ford Category:Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Category:Presidency of John F. Kennedy Category:Presidency of Richard Nixon Category:Revolution-based civil wars * *

Category:Wars involving Australia Category:Wars involving Cambodia Category:Wars involving Canada Category:Wars involving Germany Category:Wars involving Laos Category:Wars involving New Zealand Category:Wars involving Nicaragua Category:Wars involving North Korea Category:Wars involving the People's Republic of China Category:Wars involving the Philippines Category:Wars involving South Korea Category:Wars involving the Soviet Union Category:Wars involving Spain Category:Wars involving Vietnam

References (using the cite web and cite journal templates)[edit]

  • Wang, Y.M., J.L. Lean, and N.R. Sheeley (2005). "Modeling the sun's magnetic field and irradiance since 1713". Astrophysical Journal. 625: 522–538.  [1]
  • Senator McConnell's personal fortune is estimated at $32,756,000 in 2009, having increased by $800,002 since the previous year, and ranking as the 12th wealthiest member of the U.S. Senate.[10]


  1. ^ "Our Country" lyrics
  2. ^ (PDF)
  3. ^ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  4. ^ a b - Langston Hughes
  5. ^ Wikiquote
  6. ^ "Richie's Music--Tab--video". Richie Havens personal site. 
  7. ^ "City Clerk's Office". Retrieved 2008-01-15. 
  8. ^ "David Glass for Mayor". Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  9. ^ Vonnegut, Mark (December 27, 2005). "Twisting Vonnegut's views on terrorism". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-04-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ (2010-12-03). "Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), 2009". Retrieved 2010-12-03. 

Commands for personal reference (thanks to Fanra)[edit]

Talk Pages Wingdings[edit]

e.g., Done And I fixed the grammar errors in the sentence, too. Qwyrxian (talk) 14:31, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

About me[edit]


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Merrill College University of California, Santa Cruz, California, Merrill College

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Sense and Nonsense[edit]

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de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
it-1 Questo utente può contribuire con un livello semplice di italiano.
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United States of America.
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Environmental Science and Energy[edit]

Sustainable development

Development: Development studies • Economic development • Energy development • Fair trade • Human Development Index • Informal economy • Information and communication technologies for development • International development • Least developed countries • Make Poverty History • Microfinance • Multilateral development banks • Poverty • World Bank Group

Sustainability: Anaerobic digestion • Appropriate technology • Biodegradable plastic • Carbon negative fuel • Ecological economics • Ecological modernization  • Economics of biodiversity • Ecovillage • Energy conservation • Environmental design • Energy development • Environmental technology • Environmental law • Low-carbon economy • Permaculture • Population  • Recycling • Renewable energy • Social sustainability • Sustainable agriculture • Sustainable city • Sustainable design  • Sustainable tourism  • Sustainable transport  • Waste management • Water

Human/World Population: Human overpopulation • Optimum population • Overshoot (ecology) • Population ageing • Population density • Population pyramid  • Tragedy of the commons  

List of countries by population:  List of countries by population growth rate • List of countries by population density • List of sovereign states and dependent territories by birth rate

Enercon E-66 wind energy converter in Egeln/Germany.

Wikipedia Categories[edit]