User talk:Momplaysbass

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Hello, Momplaysbass! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already excited about Wikipedia, you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field when making edits to pages. Happy editing! Doug.(talk contribs) 08:17, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
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A more personal welcome[edit]

Welcome to another lawyer. I noticed a recent edit of yours and noticed that you commented that you practice in Virginia. Please note; however, many editors would see your edit summary as proof that this is original research, I know it's not but there is a lot of misunderstanding on this. If you have a reference to the bar rules for this it would be great! If you have any questions about Wikipedia or opportunities to get involved with editing about the law (or about other things), let me know.--Doug.(talk contribs) 08:20, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

To answer your question, there are several ways to communicate here:
  1. User talk pages, like you and I are doing now: it's slow and you aren't always sure whether you are supposed to respond on the other user's page or your own, but it works and keeps things on wikipedia and generally between two people. Bottom line is yes, this is the best way for general questions or things you can wait several days to have answered.
  2. Article talk pages: Best for dealing with edits about a specific article, especially when you want to communicate with anyone and everyone who might be editing that article. Downside, if you don't put it on your watchlist you may not find out for a long time that someone replied. This is also the only acceptable place to work out the details of article structure and content when there is a disagreement - though it may run over on to user talk pages and that's OK so long as it doesn't get personal - it's amazing how seriously some people take this place.
  3. E-mail. Many users have e-mail enabled. I recommend you have a gmail account or something similar especially for this if you plan to edit a lot. If a user has e-mail enabled, it will be a choice in the "toolbox" on the left-hand sidebar when you are on the other editor's userpage or usertalk page. You and I both have it enabled and you should feel free to e-mail me. However, off-wiki discussions on article content can be a problem. Consensus should always be determined by on-wiki discussion. Also, wikilinks don't work in e-mail so it's not quite so nice in that respect.
  4. IRC: If you are editing a lot, IRC is a great tool for quick real-time answers, basically a bunch of chat rooms. Chatzilla is particularly easy to use if you have Firefox.
--Doug.(talk contribs) 21:48, 29 July 2011 (UTC)