User talk:Apteva

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An other CfR discussion for US city categories[edit]

There's a new Categories for Renaming discussion going on about categories of US cities listed in the AP Stylebook. As you have participated in at least one of the more recent discussions in the subject, you may want to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2016 August 17#Seattle. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 20:32, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks but I have no interest. I am sure that someone else will sort it out and like before those who disagree will just ignore the result. Sadly. Apteva (talk) 03:54, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

A discussion you may be interested in[edit]

I have just made a new nomination for renaming categories for those U.S cities where the article doesn't include the state name. Since you participated in a recent discussion about this, you may want to express your opinion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2016 September 6#Major US cities. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 16:15, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

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This is not by any means the only project you can contribute to and if English is not your native language I would strongly recommend starting out in the sister project of your native language of which we have roughly 200 and keep adding more. Those encyclopedias tend to need a lot more editors than this one. And the rules for each can be slightly different, although for the most part are very similar. All new user accounts are SUL accounts, meaning you can log into any of them using your same username and password. We also have projects like Wiktionary for dictionary entries, Wikibook for books, and Commons for pictures and graphics.
After you have read everything in each of the Welcome links, and if you are not blocked, I welcome you to try to learn how to make edits that will "stick" and become useful knowledge for all to see. Cheers. ~~~~

--Apteva (talk) 02:41, 30 September 2016 (UTC)

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