User talk:Jdowling6

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Hello, Jdowling6, 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 discussion 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 {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! doncram (talk) 22:56, 29 January 2009 (UTC) P.S. You don't have to read all these links, although some of them are helpful.

Editing William W. Early house[edit]

Initial discussion removed per talk page guidelines, but I'm leaving the parts that I could use as reference in the future. JoyceD (talk) 17:33, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Your adding photos to commons.wikimedia.org and linking them into wikipedia articles would be most appreciated, if you have or can take photos of your own. Your editing article, especially with reliable sources (and newspaper articles can often be quite okay) would be appreciated also. There are some guidelines about potential conflicts of interest at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest which you can read, or not. Basically, you are free to contribute, including on places you have unique knowledge about, and that's good. It's just that if other editors get involved and there is some contention, then it's best for an editor who has a personal connection / potential conflict of interest to back off and let non-involved editors refine the writing. Other editors might want to revise statements that seem to them to be too promotional in some way, and if so then you should just let them. For articles about historic sites like the Early house, it's hard for me to imagine a lot of contention though.
And in general about all the rules on Wikipedia, you don't need to read them, or at least not in advance. You can just proceed as seems appropriate to you, and that will usually be okay. And if something comes up, you might then be pointed to a policy page or a guideline page, and even then there is another guideline called wp:IAR, for Ignore All Rules, which has to do with using common sense, instead. :) Welcome! doncram (talk) 22:54, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

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