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Re: Hi.[edit]

Hi, I'm just dropping by to say that I've noticed your message on my talk page! Unfortunately, I'm currently in the middle of studying for a midterm. Your questions deserve my full attention, and, as such, I will answer them tomorrow evening, when I'm less distracted. In the mean time, I hope you have a wonderful day! Sophus Bie (talk) 12:32, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

As far as the formatting code for Wikipedia goes, the only thing that you really need to know if you're only going to edit article text, is that putting two square brackets around a word makes it a link to the article of that name. So for example, [[dog]] results in dog. Also, if you're writing an article, and you don't feel like working with wikimarkup at the time, you can add {{Wikify}} to the very top of the page, and this sorts the page into an administration category that tells other editors that the article needs to be formatted.
We do have a community forum, the Village Pump. It's the main area for discussion that isn't about a specific article.
Some other things you might find useful are:
  • The Adopt-a-user program is a group where experienced editors "adopt" new editors— it's basically a mentoring program. I've never been a member myself, but I've heard good things about it.
  • If you ever want to create new articles, we have a tool, the Article Wizard, which gives step-by-step help with the article creation process.
  • If you ever have any questions about editing-related matters and want a quick answer, you can also ask over the Help Desk, which is watched by over 3,000 editors, and is thus less vulnerable to people being offline.
  • We have Wikiprojects, which are groups that have gotten together to organize editing on different topics.
  • Something I've always found useful are the citation templates. If you're adding a citation to an article, these templates do the formatting for you.
Also, I noticed that you seemed put out at losing the barnstar you received at your old account. Since its clear that this account and User:Parl2001 are the same person, no one would mind if you kept it. :)
Anyway, I hope this helps! Sophus Bie (talk) 04:18, 27 February 2011 (UTC)


Since no one seems to have given you the standard welcome...[edit]

Hello, Parjlarsson, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Our intro page provides helpful information for new users—please check it out! If you need help, visit Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on this page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Happy editing! Sophus Bie (talk) 12:32, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Cheers much. That should do me for places to start learning. Good luck on mid-terms. Incidentally I'm a bit older than I see around here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Parl2001 was me til I got tired of the old email address name. Pär Larsson (talk) 19:47, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, and I'm glad I could help! I've added some more info that might be useful in the thread above. Sophus Bie (talk) 04:18, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Answer[edit]

A while back, you asked how to change the name of a page to be in all-capitals.

Since your page talks about how you want stuff to be simple, I assume you're using the default interface (or 'skin'). So, here are the instructions for how to change the name of a page, from the default interface.

At the top of each page, you see a little row of tabs: ARTICLE, DISCUSSION, EDIT, (star), (downward-pointing triangle).

Mouse over that downward-pointing triangle and a little menu of options will appear. One of those options is "MOVE". Select that, and you will be asked what you want the new title to be (or, alternately, you will be told that you are not authorized to change the title; sometimes restrictions are imposed). There, you type in the name of the new page, add a good reason (if it's not obvious), and then click the 'move page' button to confirm.

At this point, either the page will be renamed, or you'll be told that the new name is already in use and you'll need to get help from an admin.

Simple, yes? DS (talk) 14:00, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Re: Romney comments[edit]

Because the GA review was already closed, I moved your comments to Talk:Mitt Romney#Reaction to article being listed for GA and responded to them there. Would like to hear more behind your view. Wasted Time R (talk) 02:40, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

First revert.[edit]

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I just did my first ever revert to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrossFit and would love some constructive criticism on what I should have done and why and what the person who (accidentally?) screwed up the page did or intended. No hurry.Pär Larsson (talk) 01:03, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Good job, just make sure to warn the vandal with {{subst:uw-vandalism1}}, with the numbers going up with the severity of the vandalism and the number of previous warnings. Keep up the good work! --The Σ talkcontribs 01:26, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
You did what you had to do

Gavin.perch (talk) 01:28, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Ummm ...am I supposed to go to their talkpage and do that, or where? That user was just an IP address.Pär Larsson (talk) 01:57, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Put it on the vandal's talk page. Meanwhile, the general steps are as follows: Find vandalism, remove it (with undo, Twinkle, or some other method), warn the vandal (with one of the user warnings), and repeat. If the vandal vandalises after the final warning (uw-something4 or uw-something4im) then report them to WP:AIV. --The Σ talkcontribs 02:56, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
More stuff can be found here. --The Σ talkcontribs 02:57, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
Okie. Done. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:24.124.31.133.Pär Larsson (talk) 03:00, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry#Cameron_Todd_Willingham[edit]

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I posted this on the Wikiproject: Neutrality page but apparently that's defunct. No clue where to ask for help. I claim neutrality on Rick Perry and the death penalty. I do not claim neutrality on the killing of innocent people or those whose convictions don't stand up to the test of reasonable doubt. I claim that a reasonable, outside observer will conclude that there is doubt about the guilt of Cameron_Todd_Willingham and that the current wording of the Rick Perry page section dealing with CTW doesn't reflect NPOV as worked out on the CTW page. I claim that the CTW page is NPOV and the Rick Perry section is not. User http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Bdell555 improperly removed the NPOV tag on said section as evidenced on http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rick_Perry&action=historysubmit&diff=444791026&oldid=444786454 - as a direct result of the NPOV tag removal, the section spiraled out of control in the edit wars. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Perry#Cameron_Todd_Willingham and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Todd_Willingham for background. Please help either keep the NPOV tag until the edit wars simmer down, or assemble an authoritative NPOV summary of the CTW page on the Rick Perry page. Cheers. Also, sorry about this section heading. For what it's worth, I'm fairly sure the edit wars will cool down once Rick Perry is either in or out as a GOP presidential candidate, so this would be about a 14-month issue at most. Pär Larsson (talk) 03:24, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

If you wish to get outside opinions about whether something is written from a NPOV, Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard might be the place you are looking for. If you have a disagreement with a specific editor, a third opinion request might also help. And of course, there are a number of tools for dispute resolution available that you can try. Regards SoWhy 11:03, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Mark Rippetoe[edit]

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Michael L. Weinstein[edit]

I've re-written Michael L. Weinstein for NPOV. Perhaps you could look it over? Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 17:34, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

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The NPOV issues on the 2013 Taksim Gezi Park protests[edit]

Dear Parjlarsson,

Currently the English section of the protests are collaboratively being developed by those whose native languages are Turkish and speaks English and by those whose native languages are English. So even in this passage you can see many inadequate word selection -- particularly verbs -- and low-level relative clause efforts. Many Turkish people, who speak English in a variety of levels, usually take the very first verb they see from dictionaries. They immediately want to translate the sentence in their minds to English and do not pay attention on proper sentence structures while they are editing on wikipedia (and not only for wiki). It is true that there is a huge effect of emotions and yes it must not be in that way. For now one of the suggestions is: Native English speakers may intend to review the entire text and re-edit in more adequate way. Not to be misunderstood, this is not a duty for only native English speakers. Collaborating is the core in wikipedia world.

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Adding a reflist[edit]

Add {{reflist}}. Or read the error message which directs you Help:Cite errors/Cite error refs without references, which more or less says the same, just in many more words. Let me know if you have any questions, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:23, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

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September 2013[edit]

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Salafism[edit]

There's a discussion that you might be interested in here. GregKaye 20:19, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

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