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- First, take a look at the Wikipedia Tutorial, and perhaps dabble a bit in the test area.
- When you have some free time, take a look at the Manual of Style and Policies and Guidelines. They can come in very handy!
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- Remember to use a neutral point of view!
- Explore, be bold in editing pages, and, most importantly, have fun!
Also, here are some odds and ends that I find useful from time to time:
- Wikipedia:Cite your sources
- Wikipedia:Brilliant prose
- Wikipedia:Bad jokes and other deleted nonsense
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Spoken version of Dr. Who
I noticed your comment darn, Dr Who is taken :(. Sadly, it probably isn't taken because Throup seems to have gone missing after a misguided deletion of one of his recordings. -SCEhardT 01:26, 9 January 2006 (UTC) Thanks but now that I think of it a British person would be more appropriate. I'm going to start working on World War I instead. --Cfeyrer 18:28, 10 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't quite get the concept, since if something is linked, it should just be linked...and if the link is deemed inappropriate it will either be removed or moved to discussion...how is what ought to link here different than a discussion page indicating such items? --Cfeyrer 05:18, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
- When you fix a links which is often to the wrong page, a redirect, or a disambiguation page you often face this situation where you would like to click on "what links here" then walk through each of those links and either fix it one way, or possibly another, or just leave it alone based on the context. I gave decades vs centuries as an example. Another one I personally have run across is foot the body part vs Foot (unit of length) the measurement. In any given article you might expect foot or feet to go to the right place, but it depends on which context you are in which seems more natural and many mistakes are made. So what I am asking for is some kind of bulk editing capability.
- It has been a while since I wrote that. My first reaction was for something related that I would like. "What could link here". For this there are two cases.
- You read a page and see something you would like to link. Then you realize there is no article yet for that topic. So you make an article. Then what is the next question? "Hmm. What ought to link here?" So you would like to search for pages with certain words and decide based on the context if it is appropriate to set up the link or not.
- The next example is for a page that already exists but often is under-linked to. I think (and I realize there are those that disagree on this point) that many year pages are examples of this. But I suspect it is widespread as topic areas develop more maturaity, depth and breadth.
--Jake 17:01, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
You were listed as a volunteer to help with spoken articles. I've downloaded Audacity, but I'm having a little trouble. I want to record individual sections and save them as files, but I can't figure out how to name the files, and most importantly, how to merge into 1 file to upload to wikipedia. Any ideas? Ccson 03:40, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ew-too until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.
Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by EternalFlare (talk • contribs) 20:07, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
Edit-a-thon in Madison
Cfeyrer, I'd like to invite you to an upcoming edit-a-thon:
- Saturday, March 5th, 9:30 a.m. – noon
- Madison Public Library (Madison, Wisconsin)
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Wikiproject Spoken Wikipedia Revival
Hello, I'm Jamesjpk. I wanted to let you know that the Wikiproject Spoken Wikipedia, has been tagged with a semi-active tag. I am messaging you about this because you are listed under the wiki-project's list of active participants. Please contribute to the WikiProject if you want to keep it alive! I hope that it becomes active again! Jamesjpk (talk) 22:25, 9 April 2017 (UTC)