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If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my Talk page, or type {{helpme}} on this talk page and a user will help you as soon as possible. I will answer your questions as far as I can. Again, welcome, and I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian. Mermaid from the Baltic Sea 15:36, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

August 2008[edit]


Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Prairie schooner, did not appear to be constructive and has been automatically reverted by ClueBot. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you believe there has been a mistake and would like to report a false positive, please report it here and then remove this warning from your talk page. If your edit was not vandalism, please feel free to make your edit again after reporting it. The following is the log entry regarding this warning: Prairie schooner was changed by (u) (t) blanking the page on 2008-08-10T16:43:13+00:00 . Thank you. ClueBot (talk) 16:43, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Donner Party[edit]

Hi, thank you for your interest in keeping the articles related to the Donner Party as accurate as possible. Although I take you at your word that you are one of the more well-known Donner Party researches, please note that at Wikipedia articles must be written based on a survey of information in reliable sources. You may very well know that fact "A" is true and that fact "B" published elsewhere is false, but the editors here aren't allowed to make that value judgement. We have to report what's in the reliable sources. In some cases, we can do this by putting details that only one author disagrees on in a footnote. We also can't just accept anyone - even a researcher's - word that something is true; we have to have a source to cite to back it up. We absolutely welcome your input (I'm hoping you can help us make this a truly excellent article), but we need to know which secondary sources to look at to back up changes to the article. Karanacs (talk) 15:50, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

May I suggest that you create a user account? It's quick, easy and free, and has several advantages, described here. Cheers, Dabomb87 (talk) 22:22, 30 March 2010 (UTC)