User talk:NewlyHookedToWiki

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Hello, NewlyHookedToWiki, and welcome to Wikipedia!

Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask at the help desk, or place {{Help me}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Signature icon april 2018.png or by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Also, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Ravensfire (talk) 05:33, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

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Your SPI[edit]

Please withdraw your SPI. The person you've calling the master is a sock of a highly active troll WP:LTA that loves to cause trouble. There is absolutely zero relationship. You've just fallen for their favorite trick of making you lash out. Ravensfire (talk) 05:34, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Are you saying that the user has been involved in a long-term abuse? Can you elaborate in clearer / non-Wiki terms? Appreciate your help!
No, I'm saying Ronz has NOT done anything like that. You're getting scammed by a rather notorius WP:LTA troll who enjoys stirring up drama by doing exactly this and hoping people fall into their trap as you've done. Ravensfire (talk) 15:54, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Well, then I should I have filed an SPI, not for Ronz but the troll. Didn't understand why should I have withdrawn it.

An extended welcome[edit]

Hi NewlyHookedToWiki. Welcome to Wikipedia. I realize it may be asking much from you, but I hope you don't mind if I share some of my thoughts on starting out as a new editor on Wikipedia: If I could get editors in your situation to follow just one piece of advice, it would be this: Learn Wikipedia by working only on non-contentious topics until you have a feel for the normal editing process and the policies that usually come up when editing casually. You'll find editing to be fun, easy, and rewarding. The rare disputes are resolved quickly and easily.

Working on biographical information about living persons is far more difficult. Wikipedia's Biographies of living persons policy requires strict adherence to multiple content policies, and applies to all information about living persons including talk pages.

If you have a relationship with the topics you want to edit, then you will need to review Wikipedia's Conflict of interest policy, which may require you to disclose your relationship and restrict your editing depending upon how you are affiliated with the subject matter.

Some topic areas within Wikipedia have special editing restrictions that apply to all editors. It's best to avoid these topics until you are extremely familiar with all relevant policies and guidelines.

I hope you find some useful information in all this, and welcome again. --Ronz (talk) 01:13, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your message Ronz. I created the account mostly because I found it quite annoying to see the specific article in that state. I have not made new edits to the page since learning more about COI. Even before, I had made edits to merely format the page better and improve citations. Further, I believe that COI is arguable because there is no official volunteer for the organization. I have volunteered in the past, but that's pretty much the end of it. As far as I could search, I couldn't find formal wikipedia policy about it. I am only making changes to the Talk page, however, mainly as a precautionary measure. NewlyHookedToWiki (talk) 01:27, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
I appreciate the care you're taking. --Ronz (talk) 04:08, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Seasonal Greetings[edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello NewlyHookedToWiki, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

Everedux (talk) 15:08, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.


Hello, NewlyHookedToWiki,

Please be aware that editors can remove almost all content on their user talk pages (see WP:REMOVED). They can even ask you to refrain from posting on them and you are bound by convention to honor that request. Basically, if an editor reverts your contribution to their talk page, you can assume your message has been read and you should not revert them. Liz Read! Talk! 05:27, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

In the example here: Ronz has reverted my commits where I presented my counter-argument. This seems like a case where the editor has purposefully edited content when they found it inconvenient to their argument. This doesn't comply with guidelines here: NewlyHookedToWiki (talk) 20:23, 19 April 2019 (UTC)