User talk:Jack Dikian

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Jack Dikian, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome!

In particular, you might like to have a read of WP:FAKEARTICLE from the Wikipedia:User pages policy. I have added a special template to the top of your userpage to let people know that it's a page for a Wikipedia editor and not a Wikipedia biography of a living person, just so there's no confusion. Stalwart111 02:01, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

Jack Dikian, you are invited to the Teahouse[edit]

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Hi Jack Dikian! Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia.
Be our guest at the Teahouse! The Teahouse is a friendly space where new editors can ask questions about contributing to Wikipedia and get help from peers and experienced editors. I hope to see you there! SarahStierch (I'm a Teahouse host)

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Hello Jack[edit]

I'm a long time editor and admin around here. Looks like you have an interesting background that would be helpful here. If you get the chance, please stop by my talk page and say hello. I will be happy to answer any questions. As you can probably tell, we have a lot of rules about user pages being too promotional and such. We see so much of that, and have to draw the line. Looks ok for now though. Anyway, I've been here 7 years and found it to be a nice break from the real world, and I'm always up for welcoming new editors, helping them find areas of interest where they will enjoy editing, etc. Hope to talk to you soon. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 23:06, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Hey there,

As you can imagine, we get a ton of spam around here, so people tend to get quick on the trigger when they see someone who has only edited their user page with bio info. Editing Wikipedia is actually very rewarding. There are a lot of rules, I will admit, but most of them are pretty common sense: If you add contentious facts to an article, it has to be backed up by a citation in a reliable source. That kind of stuff. What I strongly recommend is visiting the teahouse above. You can ask questions and get answers from people who literally spend most of their time here helping others. I probably spend one quarter of my time editing, the rest of the time as "admin" and helping people, just I'm doing here. Another section worth looking at is our WP:HELP. You seem like a sharp guy, so I'm sure you will catch on quickly. It IS a little intimidating at first, I completely understand. The key is to get a feel for what we do, and find an area that you like to edit in. For instance, I belong to WP:Wikiproject North Carolina, as I moved here 20 years ago and find researching, learning then writing articles on my new home interesting. I've written stuff like Lexington Barbecue Festival and North Carolina Wine Festival. Nothing earth shattering, just stuff about the area. Others will join WP:Wikiproject Psychology or WP:Wikiproject Medicine to meet and work with people that have similar interests. These are informal groups, you just "join", then they group up articles that need work or need creating. Often it is easier to learn the ropes with people who have similar professions and interests. This should get you started. If you have more questions, drop a note on my talk page, but I will answer here so you have a record with links. Thanks again for joining the community, I think you will enjoy it. Dennis Brown - © Join WER 23:34, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User:Jack Dikian[edit]

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