User talk:Ptfreak

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Hi and welcome[edit]

Hi Ptfreak, and welcome to Wikipedia. I just looked at your articles about Blue Diamond Clan and Lincoln's Assassination. You're a good writer and I think you can be an excellent Wikipedia contributor. However, both these articles have suitability problems. The Blue Diamond Clan is likely to be considered not yet well-known enough for inclusion in Wikipedia; see WP:NN for some guidelines; as such, the article is likely to be removed. I feel sad telling you that, because it's obvious that you worked hard on the article. Abraham Lincoln is of course very notable, but most of the info in your article is already in Lincoln's biography article (Abraham Lincoln) or in the article about John Wilkes Booth. The best thing to do in these situations is rather than writing a new article, check whether any interesting facts are missing from the existing articles, and add anything that's missing (make sure, of course, to connect all the facts to previously published sources--Wikipedia wasn't always careful about this but we're trying to be more so now). See WP:V for some info about how to do this.

If your first articles get deleted, try not to feel too bad; the practices and policies here take some getting used to. We have a bunch of prewritten form letters ("templates") that we use to welcome new contributors but I'm taking the time to write personally instead of using a form letter, because of the effort you've obviously spent on your articles (a more typical new user's first contributions are to fix spelling mistakes or things like that). I'll attach the form letter afterwards since it has some other good links that you should refer to.

Best wishes and I hope you'll stay around. —Phr (talk · contribs)

And here's the form letter[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Ptfreak, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  (—Phr (talk · contribs) again)

Unblock request[edit]

{{unblock|IP address blocked, done by another person on network}}

IP Address Blocked: 198.234.208.176

This IP address is for my school's network. Somebody at my school vandalized articles and the entire school is now blocked from editing. Is it possible to have my username allow me to bypass the block on the IP? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ptfreak (talkcontribs)

Unblocked. At some point it should become possible to block IPs without blocking the accounts using them - see WP:BPP. --Sam Blanning(talk) 14:13, 26 May 2006 (UTC)