User talk:ANZLitLovers

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Is this you Lisa? If so, nice to see you trying again. I think you got a bit bitten first time around? Anyhow, there are a few of us working on AusLit. It's nice to have another. Cheers,Sterry2607 (talk) 08:48, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello, indeed it is me, Lisa. Sterry must be Sue, yes? Yeah, I was a bit scared off by being pounced on, because although I respect their importance, I still don't understand some of the rules and at the moment don't have time to invest in finding out more. (How do you do that little contents box on the side, eh?) But I love Wikipedia. I love the way we can quickly fix something that's not quite right or just a little bit out of date, and I am rapt that we can dive in and assert our own little bit of space for AustLit in the global world. Who else is contributing? Not being an academic, I also worry a bit that I'm overstepping the mark and should leave it to experts... LisaANZLitLovers (talk) 13:03, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Tonight I stumbled upon some pages about Melbourne which included a category for culture, which had no reference to Melbourne as a City of Literature and nothing about its books-and-reading culture. So I have created a page about the libraries and will see what I can do about a City of Literature page, though I am not really qualified to do it... Lisa --ANZLitLovers (talk) 14:33, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Libraries in Melbourne[edit]

Hi Lisa, Welcome (back?) to Wikipedia. I came across your edits to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Melbourne page and read about your problem on your user page. I think you may be having difficulty in understanding the structure of Wikipedia - been there, done that. Categories are collections of "articles" on a particular subject, see Help:Category. You have created a "Category" when you need to create an "Article", which will then be linked to a Category. Library categories already exist on Wikipedia, see Category:Libraries in Australia which contains the article State Library of Victoria and Category:Public libraries in Australia which has the article Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Victoria, Australia. I have re-created your article at Libraries in Melbourne and placed it in Category:Libraries in Australia. My knowledge of the workings of Wikipedia are limited but I will help where I can. Hope this is of some assistance to you. regards Cuddy Wifter (talk) 22:50, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, Cuddy! I'll be more careful if I make a page again:) The only thing is, how can the page also be linked to the Project Melbourne Culture category? I added the Libraries page because there's no mention of Melbourne as a City of Literature or its books-and-reading culture on the Melbourne Culture page. This is an important aspect of Melbourne's culture, and the Project Melbourne page makes it looks as if all we are interested in is sport, especially football. I had some vague plans to develop the page with info about Melbourne-based authors and other things that are going to come into being as our City of Literature status kicks into gear during the course of this year. They've only just appointed the head honcho of it but there are big plans, which should really be included in any Melbourne Culture page, yeah? Best wishes Lisa --ANZLitLovers (talk) 00:57, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I've added the libraries article to the Category:Melbourne culture. After looking at the Culture of Melbourne article, which is sadly lacking in any information at all on books and literature, you may like to considert adding a new section to this page. Also try using the search box to find other articles similar to the the one you are thinking of creating. Cuddy Wifter (talk) 04:50, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
I've created a City of Literature page. I have done a little tidying of your Libraries in Melbourne page though I'm not sure that such an article is the best way of handling that topic. Let's see what others think/say? Sterry2607 (talk) 06:02, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Cuddy for fixing my typo - that's what you get when you go too fact and don't check!! Cheers Sterry2607 (talk) 03:09, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Some help[edit]

Yes, it's Sue. I'm glad you are giving it a go again. All of us here have got "punched" at some stage or another - there are times I've sat here at my computer and felt gobsmacked at something someone has "done" to me or to an article I've been working on but I figure that there's a lot to do here and if I stay calm, rational and polite I'll be ok - oh, and if I just step away when the others aren't rational!

I thought you might like to look at a checklist I created for myself a little while after I started here as there were so many areas of hot water I got into:

The other thing I do a lot when I'm stuck is find other articles (that are good), click on the Edit this page tab and just look at the way the formatting is done. You can learn a lot by just looking at what others have done. It takes a while but I'm happy to look at what you do if you like and help you...Cheers, Sterry2607 (talk) 05:09, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm intrigued to discover today that the Melbourne page is locked for editing because of controversy. Wow! Is it Sydneysiders disputing our claim to be the sporting and cultural capital of Australia LOL? Depressingly I see that there are 3 lines about Melbourne's Literature and about 20 times that about sport. Lisa--ANZLitLovers (talk) 07:44, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

I've had a look at the checklist, and will certainly use it next time I'm messing about, thanks! Lisa--ANZLitLovers (talk) 07:49, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Looks like one of those to-ing and fro-ing wars where people get hot under the collar about some issue. Looks like one of them is about photos but I can't be bothered reading all the stuff! I wrote three lines on Literature in the Culture of Melbourne page just to get it in there but am leaving it to Melbournians to f fill it out! Sterry2607 (talk) 10:33, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Help me[edit]

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I've made a new page about the Australian author Susan Johnson but I can't get the references right. What am I doing wrong? ANZLitLovers (talk) 02:07, 12 September 2011 (UTC)Lisa Hill aka ANZLitLovers

I fixed up the reference (view the source to see what I did). You can go to Template:Cite web for the details on how to use it. Good luck! Reaper Eternal (talk) 17:35, 12 September 2011 (UTC)


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