User talk:Abhorsen123

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Welcome!

Hello, Abhorsen123, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome! -- SusanLarson (User Talk, New talk, Contribs) 02:40, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

What am i supposed to put on my talk page?

Hi, one of the first thing to learn is how to sign comments. You do it by placing 4 tildes at the end of your text. To add a section to a page add == section name == to the page on it's own line. If you have specific questions not addressed in the welcome above feel free to ask me on my talk pages. -- SusanLarson (User Talk, New talk, Contribs) 02:40, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Talk page advice[edit]

Hello and welcome to Wikipedia.

You ask for instructions on your user page, so here's one bit of advice. An article's discussion page is not the place to give your opinion about the subject matter of the article, such as you did with Manifest Destiny. (I agree with your opinion, but that's beside the point.) The purpose of an article's discussion page is to work out ways to improve the article, and not to give our two cent's worth about the topic in general. Or, as they say in Wikipedia:Talk pages:

On Wikipedia, the purpose of a talk page is to help to improve the contents of the main page, from an encyclopedic point of view. Questions, challenges, excised text (due to truly egregious confusion or bias, for example), arguments relevant to changing the text, and commentary on the main page are all fair play.
Wikipedians generally oppose the use of talk pages just for the purpose of partisan talk about the main subject. Wikipedia is not a soapbox; it's an encyclopedia. In other words, talk about the article, not about the subject.

Hope that is helpful. Have fun! --Kevin Myers | (complaint dept.) 14:30, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Oh! o.k. Thanks. That WILL help. Ill go erase my opinions ive posted. - Abhorsen123 00:13, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Bootcamp[edit]

Hi. Saw you had posted your name to the bootcamp list. Is there anything specific you want help with? Bjelleklang - talk 10:38, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes. What am I supposed to put on my user page, and what kinds of posts should I make on discussion pages? thanks - Abhorsen123 13:58, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

User pages[edit]

User pages are as diverse as the people who edit the wikipedia. They range from simple to complex. Mine has my biography and some wikipedia related material. You decide what you want to say with your user page and it can be anything you like. It's a good way to tell other editors a bit about yourself, your personality, your editing philosophy, and things you care a lot about. The talk page is kind of like email. While you can start topics on your talk pages generally other people will create topics there. You generally reply on their user page rather than your own. anything else you would like to know? -- SusanLarson (User Talk, New talk, Contribs) 08:05, 15 January 2006 (UTC)