User talk:Shearonink

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and probably cannot help you Wikipedia-wise if you need it. Please try elsewhere. Thanks!

Let's make a pact, you and me...don't make assumptions about me and I won't make assumptions about you.
I try to think the best about try to think the best about me, OK?!?
Assuming good reasons for our fellow Wikipedia editors' behavior should be the first thing we do BEFORE we reach for the keyboard...
Stating that "Our social policies are not a suicide pact" is not really a decent excuse for any Wikipedian's poor behavior.
And I really hate it when good editors feel they have to leave...I mean, I can understand retiring, but I miss so many people who aren't around any more for one reason or another.
Sometimes?...sometimes I adopt really crappy orphan articles and when others come along and change and/or improve my efforts,
I know I don't "own" the article and I don't edit war about it but it sometimes just breaks my heart.
So today I came across an editor who has had at least 4 different names, had sockpuppet notices posted on their account, been blocked and/or banned at least once, and now is editing again. I'm sure there are good reasons for all various past accounts, the recent renamings, etc., etc., but sometimes I see things that happen around here and try to tease out the sequence of events and eventually just go "Wtf." Yeah, I'm thinking that right now about the simmering war against infoboxes...
True Confession: I haven't been in the #wikipedia-en-help channel since VE was rolled-out...I have 15000+ edits and was a regular there but I don't feel competent to help new users edit on a system I don't understand. At all. And one I really do not want to learn. At all. Is it somehow "wrong" that I really love editing in wikitext? I am not a coder, I am not a computer-person. I do not understand Linux or Flow or liquid threads or almost any aspect of the technical side of Wikipedia...all I know Is that I love words. I love being part of this project. I love making knowledge accessible to people. So I taught myself by cutting & pasting the code from articles and from Wiki-gimmicks that I liked, from pestering people who knew their way around (especially User:Chzz). The high I got from mastering the language and learning how to make things look right?... PRICELESS.
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Welcome and introduction[edit]

Hi, Shearonink. 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  ►  22:55, 10 June 2010 (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#2009.
  • 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  ►  22:55, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

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Think before you post. Ok?...

Oh and ummmm...newer posts go at the bottom of the page. It's easy, just use the New Section tab up at the top.

This is the last edit I ever do; a note of forgiveness[edit]

I'm sorry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 19:53, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Sunday Nov 22: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon[edit]

Two options for this Sunday: Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon & Women In Science Edit-a-thon
Metal pin from the Papers of Jerry Goodman, “Free Soviet Jews”.jpg
Women scientists- standing.jpg

You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for one of two edit-a-thons this Sunday, just bring your laptop and an interest in participating!

No special knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia knowledge is required, and there will be Wikipedia training workshops for new folks.

Soviet Jewry Edit-a-thon @ Center for Jewish History

  • 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the Center for Jewish History (drop-in any time!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the American Soviet Jewry movement.

Women In Science Edit-a-thon @ NY Academy of Sciences

  • 7 World Trade Center - 40th Floor
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sun Nov 22

Join at the NY Academy of Sciences, during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women scientists. Note that seating is limited for the Women in Science event, as well as signing up on-wiki, please RSVP by email.

Bonus event:

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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) 14:11, 24 November 2015 (UTC)