User talk:Helen7274

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Look at anyone's and see the type of material they put there, always about themselves. You can do it now, next week, next year or never. They are a sort of vanity, a conceit. Fiddle Faddle 07:25, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:User pages Fiddle Faddle 07:26, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Terrance Plowright (September 19)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved. CutestPenguinHangout 16:18, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Reply to your Articles for Creation Help Desk question[edit]

AFC-Logo.svg Hello, Helen7274! I'm Timtrent. I have replied to your question about a submission at the WikiProject Articles for Creation Help Desk. Fiddle Faddle 10:04, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

AfC notification: Draft:Terrance Plowright has a new comment[edit]

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I've left a comment on your Articles for Creation submission, which can be viewed at Draft:Terrance Plowright. Thanks! Fiddle Faddle 10:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

AfC notification: Draft:Terrance Plowright has a new comment[edit]

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I've left a comment on your Articles for Creation submission, which can be viewed at Draft:Terrance Plowright. Thanks! Fiddle Faddle 11:56, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Reply to your Articles for Creation Help Desk question[edit]

AFC-Logo.svg Hello, Helen7274! I'm Timtrent. I have replied to your question about a submission at the WikiProject Articles for Creation Help Desk. Fiddle Faddle 09:30, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


Above all, be encouraged. You have done a fine job. This is the tidying and titivating phase. Fiddle Faddle 09:33, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Combining references[edit]

I will show you by example:


Here is some text<ref>referenced by this material</ref>, and more text.<ref>referenced by this material</ref> produces this:


Here is some text[1], and more text.[2]

References

  1. ^ referenced by this material
  2. ^ referenced by this material

Here is some text<ref name="useful name">referenced by this material</ref>, and more text.<ref name="useful name" /> produces this combined set of references:


Here is some text[1], and more text.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b referenced by this material

It's a matter of naming your reference and choosing a name that is sensible, and following precise syntax. Fiddle Faddle 08:49, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Terrance Plowright has been accepted[edit]

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Terrance Plowright, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as C-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

Fiddle Faddle 06:52, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

This is a message to Chris Troutman, Arthur goes shopping, and particularly Fiddle Faddle/Timtrent.

I want to thank you all for the time and effort you put into reviewing my article and for your patient responses to what might have been ignorant and silly questions. It is through your input, encouragement and feedback that I was able to improve the article to the extent that it has been accepted, even if only as a C-Class assessment (I shall work at improving it).

One thing I'd like to comment on is how terribly rude some 'newbies' (I think that's what they're called) are and the sense of entitlement many have. I liked the comments you made, Fiddle Faddle, about 'being nice to reviewers'; if I were to offer any word of advice to potential contributors, it would be 'be nice to the reviewers'; they are doing us all a big favour by reviewing our articles and by insisting on stringent and appropriate standards. I was impressed, Fiddle Faddle, at how you managed to maintain your cool despite people's abruptness and rudeness...although there were times when you cut those people down to size, in a nice and polite, but incisive way - I applaud you (and ps: I like your user page). I also want to agree with something you said earlier - writing for Wikipedia is fun (demanding, time-consuming, but fun) - I still have an ENORMOUS amount to learn.

I do have some questions and wonder if I can continue asking them here (please tell me if I ought to be asking them elsewhere)? Should I wish to create a new article (I don't at the moment), how would I go about doing this given that my original article is still in my sandbox? Also, if I wish to continue adding to/editing the Plowright article, do I do it via the sandbox? If so, does it automatically update the accepted article? I am a little nervous about doing the wrong thing.

thanks and regards helen Helen7274 (talk) 00:36, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments. I'm glad your article was finally accepted. Reviewers genuinely want to accept articles but we have to hold a hard line. As for those n00bs, everyone gets frustrated. Wikipedia, like any organization, runs on people; dealing with people can sometimes be the key issue. Timtrent/Fiddle Faddle is one of our better reviewers.
Your sandbox is currently a redirect to Terrance Plowright. You can delete that coding and continue using your sandbox for something else. Feel free to continue working on the article. You have seven days to submit a hook from Terrance Plowright to the "Did You Know" WikiProject, which would get thousands of views on this article.
As for asking questions, you have a couple choices: The Help Desk is your best bet for general questions. You can always hit any editor up on their talk page. You might also find help if you ask on the talk page of a germane WikiProject. As with many things on Wikipedia, your question may have been asked before and you can find the answer searching talk pages. Chris Troutman (talk) 04:15, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Chris. I decided to bite the bullet and experiment both with the accepted article and within my sandbox and managed. Thanks for the information about the hook - something else I didn't know about. Thanks also for the tip on asking questions. This is all still a steep and challenging learning curve for me - and nothing like the editing/proofreading of academic papers I sometimes do!

thanks again helen Helen7274 (talk) 04:40, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry to ask this question here but I am struggling to find the right forum in which to ask it - of course, it probably because I'm not very good at navigating my way around things. Anyway, that aside, please can someone check this out and tell me whether or not it is legitimate: I have found a link with the heading Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Terrance Plowright and the sub-heading is: wpedia.goo.ne.jp/enwiki...talk.../Terrance_Plowright. It's dated Apr 10, 2013 and most of the information in it seems to have been lifted from Plowright's website.

thanks and regards helen Helen7274 (talk) 03:02, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that's one of many mirrors of Wikipedia. Because of Wikipedia's license, other websites can host copies of Wikipedia's content and profit by running ads. Chris Troutman (talk) 04:29, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

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