User talk:Msml

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I noticed you placed one of my photo uploads to the Gibson SG page. Nice! If you ever want help explaining the format to place photos in articles, especially in the text, feel free to leave me a note on my talk page! Can you tell me where you found the information about John Cipollina? We need the text there referenced and it would be great to add to his article as well, since it's virtually ignored. I can use your help with this, if you don't mind. Thanks for helping! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 14:13, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. I don't know enough about Wikipedia editing to attempt the kinds of edits I do here, but I can't resist the impulse to edit. If you can point me at a discussion of how to run text around included art, please do. And of course you are welcome to fix anything yourself.
The data about John's guitar comes from a friend of mine who interviewed him at the Fillmore back in the Elder Days.
There is a nice series of forum entries by a fellow who went about duplicating John's Guitar step by step:

--Msml (talk) 06:14, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, if you like, I think you might want to set up your own user page, you have put nothing there. I put things there so I can refer to them when I have questions. There's a nice little panel in blue on the top right of mine. You're free to copy it! It does have some information about formatting. Also, we can't use any original research, even if it's true. That would include information from a friend, or even a direct interview. Everything here has to have a reference if it might be contested as to whether it is true. All you need to do to place inline citations in text is use the little tabs above the box where you type. Do you see a button that says CITE? Should be the first one. Click it. See how you have choices there? Like, if you find information on John Cipollina's guitar in Rolling Stone magazine, then you can click the Web tab, and fill in the spaces, and once you fill in everything you can find like the title of the article, author's name, date, etc., you just click the add citation button, and voila! There's your inline citation. It sort of depends on the choices you make on your personal settings in the Wikipedia. But if you have other kinds of questions, you can ask! The way I found out most things was by clicking the help tab to the left of all pages, and then click the New User Help to ask questions. However, it's all up to you! Have you checked out John Cipollina's article? I didn't put a whole lot there, but I did add the photo, some text, and references. Just let me know what interests you and what puzzles you. Ah yes, and photos. Do you know the basics on how to place a photo on a page? I need to be sure I understand your question! Welcome! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 14:31, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

I understand now what you were asking![edit]

OK, about photos on pages, you can put them in a gallery form, or add them into text you are writing.

If you wish to set up a gallery, as on my user page, with photos in nice little squares, then, you would put the photo like this:

BUT! IF you merely want to add a photo to a page, I suggest following this method:

(Look to see what I did because I don't see any no-wiki links here.. so click edit to see how I put the photo here. First after the brackets, I place the actual photo thumbnail name- this case it's Derek_Trucks.jpg. Then, after a line | I type thumb then another line | then the size I want, how many pixels, usually 220px is good, another line | and whether I want the photo on the left or right side of the page, another line | and the photo description, and finally brackets. That's the best I can do to explain, but click edit, and you'll see the little string of items (really simple).

Derek Trucks playing a Gibson SG

I hope this sort of helps about photos on pages. When in doubt, just click edit, and see how people sucessfully did the thing you want to know. Or, you can ask someone, and I'm happy to help in whatever way you might need. Sorry it took awhile to realize what you were asking! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 22:12, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the guidance.--Msml (talk) 06:22, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Flag in the ground?[edit]

Does this mean you have abandoned Wikipedia? I can spell out step by step for you of anything I know! Someone else literally had to do the same for me, so... ? Let me know. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 01:52, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Spelling and punctuation[edit]

Spelling and punctuation are important! When I first began editing here, there was a guy who did nothing but correct the improperly placed commas!  :) Given the bad state of my spelling and punctuation, you may want to follow behind me, and pluck all the horrific droppings as I pass-- I'm not so good with them, either! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 05:33, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Almost forgot![edit]

Have you considered editing the simple Wikipedia? It is here: Simple Wikipedia

It is designed for people who can not read English fluently-- usually someone whose first language is not English, or those who are very young, or who have disabilities which make it difficult to understand the regular English Wikipedia. Just another thought. Take a look at that main page, so you see how much it has advanced! I'll leave you alone now; I apologize if I am harassing you. It isn't my intention. Cheers! --Leahtwosaints (talk) 22:02, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

AVS Video Editor[edit]

Hello. Please note that Wikipedia is not a personal blog for posting your stories, experience and advice as you did on AVS Video Editor. I would recommend reading the five pillars and core content policies to get an idea of what Wikipedia is and how to contribute. Thanks.—J. M. (talk) 03:38, 20 October 2011 (UTC)