User talk:Ncsjfreed

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Hello Ncsjfreed ! Welcome to the English version of Wikipedia
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If you have any questions, let me know WormTT · (talk) 06:27, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

July 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, please do not add promotional material to articles or other Wikipedia pages, as you did to Walterdale Bridge. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" are against Wikipedia policy and not permitted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. 117Avenue (talk) 02:47, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi- As a newbie and grad student part of a cohort studying Wikipedia for a summer elective, could you clarify how the link I made to the City of Edmonton website was promotional- is it promoting the City of Edmonton government or otherwise unfairly disallowing a NPOV? In linking to the site I thought it was providing an unbiased source of further information on bridge construction. Your perspective would be useful as I familiarize myself with the ins and outs of the website. Thanks. --Ncsjfreed (talk) 03:04, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

  • I've gone ahead and restore the content and reference that you provided. The source was clearly not promotional, but the official site for the replacement project and directly supports the article. Feel free to contact me if you run in to other puzzling situations. Especially when you have questions that remain unanswered by others. Hope everything is going well! Cind.amuse 01:11, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

User Boxes[edit]

Hello there Ncsjfreed! Your user page is coming along very nicely. I'm liking the user boxes for visual identification and tidbits about who you are. How can I add a few to my page? Would love to stack them up like Jimbo Wales does. Thanks for sharing. Stan mact (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 03:54, 6 July 2011 (UTC).

Hey Ncsjfreed! How did you organize your userboxes down the right-hand side of your User Page? Mine are scattered all over the place... not sure how to format them. Thx in advance for the inside scoop. Bavic1 (talk) 21:15, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Maybe it's too early for some Wikilove, but here's a coffee to keep you on your toes for the next 6 weeks of summer semester. Stan mact (talk) 05:00, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Ncsjfreed: Wow, your page looks great! Kudos to you for already following the "be bold" edict and doing some editing. Interested in hearing the story of the bridge some time...I can see that I'm going to have a hard time learning the distinction between an edit/contribution and a soapbox! Oishiisou (talk) 06:27, 6 July 2011 (UTC)


ncsjfreed ... your user page looks amazing! Really like the userboxes and thanks for sharing the "how to" for userboxes. Need to follow your lead..."be bold" and learn through my mistakes!--4tiggy (talk) 16:51, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

A pie for you![edit]

A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg welcome aboard Ncsjfreed. don't forget .... be bold! Ggow (talk) 17:48, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Inspiring and daunting[edit]

Great work on your page! You have really done it up - kudos! Japson88 (talk) 05:55, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

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Article review and assessment[edit]


It has come to the attention of several Ambassadors and mentors that some students are attempting to participate in official review and assessment of articles, primarily for Good Article status or in attempts to review the work of their classmates. Others are offering second opinions to an official review being performed by other editors. Unrequested second opinions oftentimes lead to disputes. While the enthusiasm and initiative is admirable, it is actually inappropriate for new or inexperienced editors to review or assess articles in any capacity. The Good Article process, review, and assessment requires thorough understanding of the project's policies and guidelines, specifically pertaining to the Manual of Style, verifiability, neutral point of view, and the ability to accurately identify copyright violations, reliable sources, and topical, as well as general notability guidelines. With all sincerity, please do not attempt to review or assess any articles. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me either on my talk page or through email. Best regards, Cind.amuse (Cindy) 18:42, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

GA Mentoring[edit]

Thanks for your note. I'm happy to help you through the GA nominating and review process. Full disclosure: I'm not as active on Wikipedia as I once was and haven't been through GA in a while; however, I'm happy to brush off the cobwebs and give it a go.

The article you're considering looks promising. I will examine it closer on Friday; this weekend I can give you a few tips on how to prepare the article for GA review. In the meanwhile, please leave a message here should you have any questions/comments. Cheers, Majoreditor (talk) 03:02, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

I have glanced over the Jackdaw article you wish to nominate for GA-status. My overall impression is that it's close to GA material. There's a few items to attend to, most of which are noted on the article's to-do list. There's one or two citations needed, such as the bit about Halych's coat of arms.
Importantly, there are at least three editors currently working on this article. I recommend posting a not on the article's talk page mentioning your interest in nominating the article for GA status. Ask for their feedback on when/how to nominate. I noticed that Casliber has been very involved with this article. He's quite experienced with the GA nominations/reviews and will have some useful input.
Please contact me should you have any questions and please let me know how you wish to proceed. Cheers, Majoreditor (talk) 19:14, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I will do that, thanks very much! --Ncsjfreed (talk) 20:25, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

New 10,000 Challenge for Canada[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada/The 10,000 Challenge is up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge for the UK which has currently produced over 2300 article improvements and creations. If you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Canada like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1600 articles in 5 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for Canada but fuelled by a contest such as The North America Destubathon to really get articles on every province and subject mass improved. I would like some support from Canadian wikipedians here to get the Challenge off to a start with some articles to make doing a Destubathon worthwhile! Cheers. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:55, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

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