User talk:Otus scops

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Welcome and introduction[edit]

Hi, Otus scops. This is NOT some automated's from a real person. You can talk to me right now. Welcome to Wikipedia! I noticed you've just joined, and wanted to give you a few tips to get you started. If you have any questions, please talk to us. The tips below should help you to get started. Best of luck!  Chzz  ►  00:29, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

  • You don't need to read anything - anybody can edit; just go to an article and edit it. Be Bold, but please don't put silly stuff in - it will be removed very quickly, and will annoy people.
  • Ask for help. Talk to us live, or edit this page, put {{helpme}} and describe what help you need. Someone will reply very quickly - usually within a few minutes.
  • Edit existing articles, before you make your own. Look at some subjects that you know about, and see if you can make them a bit better. For example, Wikipedia:Cleanup.
  • When you're ready, read about Your first article. It should be about something well-known, and it will need references.

Good luck with editing; please drop me a line some time on my own talk page.

There's lots of information below. Once again, welcome to the fantastic world of Wikipedia!

-- Chzz  ►  00:29, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

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{{di-orphaned fair use}}[edit]

Hi! When adding {{di-orphaned fair use}}, always remember to fill in the mandatory "date" parameter, or else the file will remain tagged forever without being deleted. The easiest way is to use {{subst:orfud}} (if you don't have a replacement) or {{subst:orfur|replacement}} (if you have a replacement). --Stefan2 (talk) 23:13, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Sorry Stefan2. I should have read the instructions more carefully (and noticed that it said "in seven days" rather than giving a date). I think you've found all the places I used it incorrectly - and notified uploaders which I also should have done. For some reason, I thought a bot would do that, even though that isn't what the information in the box says.--Otus scops (talk) 08:14, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Graphic Designer Barnstar Hires.png The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
For your thorough recent work cleaning up images including removing pesky boarders, eliminating non-transparent backgrounds, and finding appropriate file sizes, I hereby award you this well deserved barnstar. Keep up the good work work! Cheers, TLSuda (talk) 02:14, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
@TLSuda: Thank you very much - my first barnstar!--Otus scops (talk) 20:57, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:53, 24 November 2015 (UTC)