User talk:ColinFine

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dear Colin, Thanks a lot for answering my query related to image replacement on CLASH OF CLANS page. I understood that

Thanks a lot. I liked your main page. nice. This is user VarunFEB2003


Dear Colin, I just wanted to thank you for your vote and constructive comments regarding the article IPA2. I wish you success and all the best. -DrMoslehi 22 September 2006, 03:47 (UTC+3:30)

Dear Colin,
I really did not get the impression you had wanted to keep my article and soothe my feeling, etc. I just thanked for the time you spent giving your opinion (to contribute to Wikipedia) and the instructions you gave (to guide others how to contribute). In case of Shashank, I just thanked to be grateful and when I used 'fan-style' I used the exact description. I did not give my opinion on whether showing fan-style support is good or bad (although you might think it as a kind of confirmation which in this case I really did not mean). -DrMoslehi 26 September 2006, 04:08 (UTC+3:30)

Dear Colin,

Many thanks for your prompt reply to my Wikipedia query, made earlier today!

Yours sincerely,

John L Bell

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I am still a junior editor, i am still learning the proper ways of editing.I just read the guidelines and realized that i have to change my information so it does not disclose too much information.Thank youHarrison-Montsho (talk) 22:26, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

No problem, Harrison-Montsho. I hope you understand that this is not because of a rule of Wikipedia, but for your protection. --ColinFine (talk) 22:43, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

I appreciate the support.I changed is it good now?Harrison-Montsho (talk) 22:46, 30 November 2016 (UTC)


i need your help can you please upload my article because iam facing problem in uploading — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alice Wonder pekhwar (talkcontribs) 12:35, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Hello, Alice. "Uploading" is not the way we usually do things here. If you, as a new user, have written an article outside Wikipedia and are trying to upload it to Wikipedia, then I should say that it is very likely that you have not written the article in a way that is acceptable to Wikipedia. If I am right, and you upload it, it will get deleted. Please, if you wish to contribute to Wikipedia (and I hope you do), read and follow your first article - particularly the bit about spending time improving existing articles before you embark on the very difficult task of writing a new article. --ColinFine (talk) 13:52, 5 December 2016 (UTC)


i have written the article by my own in MS word and copied it to the space provied for editing so its purly my own work.but the problem i am facing is iam unable to upload the pic which i want to give it in info box .and iam not geeting it how to do it

That is because you are trying to work in a way which Wikipedia does not support, Alice Wonder pekhwar. Wikipedia formatting uses Wiki markup, which is entirely different from MS Word. And pictures have to be handled in a quite different way - uploaded to Wikimedia commons (or Wikipedia if a non-free image is being used) and then linked from the article. I fear that if you continue in this way you are going to be very disappointed and get frustrated. Please study the links I've given you and learn how Wikipedia works before you try to introduce a new article. By the way, you don't need to add a new section when replying - just edit the section you want to comment on. If you start with one or more colons (:), that will indent your comment one or more steps. --ColinFine (talk) 14:34, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

iam totally on peak to cry because iam not getiing it thats why requested you to upload it for me sir iam just doing it from many days just for a notible person .but unable to do it . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alice Wonder pekhwar (talkcontribs) 14:39, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Sir i have done with the article editing but now facing 2 main problems one is autoconformation of account and the other is uploading of that notable person pic in article — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alice Wonder pekhwar (talkcontribs) 14:46, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Alice Wonder pekhwar, your account will be autoconfirmed when it is four days old - that is, two days from now. I have given you my advice as a Wikipedian editor of many years experience: if you choose not to follow it, that is up to you. Creating a new article is one of the single most difficult activities on Wikipedia, and you are making it even harder for yourself by insisting on working a different way. It is possible that when you manage to get your article uploaded your way it will meet Wikipedia standards; but my experience of new editors jumping straight in suggests that this is unlikely, and you are going to be disappointed again. I hope I am wrong.
As for pictures, I would advise you to worry about getting your article to an acceptable standard of referencing before your worry about pictures; but see Help:Images. --ColinFine (talk) 15:00, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

oky sir i got it i will type acording to wikipedia standrd but before auto conformation can i submit it in draft form ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alice Wonder pekhwar (talkcontribs) 15:11, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes, Alice. Anybody can use the Article wizard to create a draft, whether they are autoconfirmed or not; and I always advise people to use that method to create new articles unless they are very sure that they can create an acceptable article first time. --ColinFine (talk) 15:44, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

sir for creating a draft iam still having problem of picture uploding can i do it without uploading the picture ?and will i be able to upload it in the article after learning how to upload picture after sometime? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alice Wonder pekhwar (talkcontribs) 17:12, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Alice, I'm trying not to get bad-tempered with you, but you seem to be persisting in trying to do something that you are not yet equipped to do. Creating a new article is hard, and if you won't read the resources I have pointed you at, you are likely to do it wrong. My suggestion, as I said, is that you spend a few weeks or months learning how Wikipedia works before you try to create an article. But if you insist on going ahead with an article straight away, I suggest you create the draft so that people can look at it and tell you whether it is worth continuing. Either way, adding a picture is a detail that you can do later, when you have handled the important matters like references. When you do so, yes you have to upload it first, and then you can use it in an article. But before uploading it, you need to be clear about the copyright. Did you take the picture yourself? If you did not, you need the copyright owner to explicitly release it under a suitable licence that will allow anybody to reuse it for any purpose.
I say that references are the important thing. If you have written your article from your own knowledge, it will probably not be accepted. Wikipedia is not interested in what you know, or what I know; and it is not interested in what anybody or any organisation says about themselves: it is only interested in what people unconnected with a subject have published about it. So if you have written your Word article entirely based on published material by people who have no connection with the person you are writing about, and have cited everything in the article to the reliable published source that substantiates it, then your article has a chance of being accepted. If that is not the case - if it does not cite sources, or the sources are not reliable published sources, or they are not independent of the subject, or if the article contains any opinions, evaluations, arguments, or conclusions which are not in one of the sources, then it will probably be rejected. Do you see why I say that creating an article is difficult?
I do not want to discourage a new user from getting involved in editing Wikipedia: quite the reverse. But I do want to discourage you from doing something which I fear will be an unhappy experience for you. That is why I recommend that you start with little edits to existing articles. --ColinFine (talk) 17:31, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

i got your point sir iam just want to do it quickly that's way i am impatient and irritating you sorry for the inconvenience. i will not get discouraged because uploading the article mean alot to me.InshaAllah i will do it in a more good way .And sorry again for irritating you sir. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alice Wonder pekhwar (talkcontribs) 17:41, 5 December 2016 (UTC)