User talk:Danamanchu

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Hello, Danamanchu, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one or more of the pages you created, such as Simon Walker (yachtsman), may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines, and may soon be deleted.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Simon Walker (yachtsman)[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Simon Walker (yachtsman) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

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Simon Walker (yachtsman)[edit]

Get it together first. Put it on a subpage of your userspace (ask if you don't know how), label it DRAFT, and then ask someone to check it. Your refs don't look bad, but without text they are not much good. In your userspace, you're freer than in mainspace from the scrutiny of the patrollers. Especially on a subpage clearly labelled DRAFT... Peridon (talk) 18:24, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

First, please sign talkpage and discussion posts with ~~~~ - saves work for the little bot that has to do it otherwise. OK, on your userpage, type in [[User:Danamanchu/thingy]] (but change 'thingy' to your article title). Save the page, and you should find a red link. Click it, and you are starting your new page. Leave the link on your userpage - makes the thing easy to find. It will have changed to purple when you look at it next. I must say, it does make a nice change to find someone who STARTS with references. We often have to fight to get them out of people. (Why didn't the thing in square brackets I typed go red? Because I put it in nowiki mode so the software ignores it and treats it as text not link. Clever, isn't it? It's the little road sign thing on the edit bar at the top of the edit box if you ever need it.) Peridon (talk) 18:48, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Looks OK to me - but either put external link(s) in or get rid of the section. You could ask User:Boing! said Zebedee, User:JamesBWatson or User:MelanieN. Just leave a message on their talk page, including the link [[User:Danamanchu/Simon Walker (yachtsman)]] AND SIGN IT with ~~~~. The first two are admins, the third ought to be. All are fair minded. Do put the square brackets in - it's easier for the person being asked to look. Peridon (talk) 21:18, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
I've corrected the whisky - Teachers is a Scotch and doesn't have a e. Peridon (talk) 21:21, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you can link things. Just put the square brackets around interesting things that have articles when the words occur first. Don't link dates or very common words. Do check that the link goes to the right place - some things have brackets in the title, and sometimes a link goes to a totally irrelevant subject. Very common with non-notable musicians - they link all their mixtape titles and they appear to lead to articles about them until clicked... Check this by using Preview instead of Save (but don't forget to save afterwards). Peridon (talk) 18:38, 5 July 2011 (UTC)