User talk:Uldis s

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Welcome![edit]

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Welcome to Wikipedia, Uldis s! Thank you for your contributions. I am ThatPeskyCommoner and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time, so if you have any questions feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. You might want to consider being "adopted" by an experienced user who would show you how wikipedia works through a program called adopt-a-user. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions or type {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Also, when you post on talk pages you should sign your name using four tildes (~~~~); that will automatically produce your username and the date. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian!

Pesky (talkstalk!) 11:11, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Some tips to help you out![edit]

Hi Uldis s, I thought I'd drop a few notes on your talk page with some help on writing articles :o)

First of all, it may be best for you to do a bit of reading, starting with the Wikipedia manual of style, which will give you a lot of information about how Wikipedia prefers its articles to be written. It's not as hard to follow as it might look; quite a bit of the information there probably won't be vital for you at first.

Second, I recommend you make a user sandbox - which is just an area you can use to practise in, and to make notes in, and to get things ready in. If you click this red link: user:Uldis s/Sandbox, that will let you create that page (it gives you an edit window to start work in). Anything, anywhere, on the help and information pages which gives you an example, try it out in your sandbox until you're familiar with it.

For your article, the next thing you want to do is start collecting as much information as you can about it. Google searches (particularly in Books and Scholar) will be your best friend for this! Once you've found the information, the next most important thing is to start writing up each fact in your own words (very important, this), and make a note at the same time of exactly where that information came from. Build in the references as you go along; I'm going to copy in, down below this, a whole heap of help on doing references, which was produced by one of our best teachers (Chzz).

Here's another place that you'll find incredibly useful - citation templates which you can copy and paste into your sandbox, between <ref></ref> tags; you just fill in the blanks from your sources into the template, and you'll end up with nicely formatted inline citations :o) It all helps. Remember to add a references section to your sandbox (make a new line, and put ==References== on it, and type {{reflist}} on the next line, so that you can see how your citations look as you do them. Remember to save your page often! You don't want to lose your work.

Hopefully this will give you a good start and make life easier for you.

One last thing to keep as a motto: "It's better to write one good, well-referenced, nicely-presented article than it is to create fifty unreferenced one-line stubs!" Pesky (talkstalk!) 11:10, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

How references work[edit]

Simple references[edit]

These require two parts;

a)
Chzz is 98 years old.<ref> "The book of Chzz", Aardvark Books, 2009. </ref>

He likes tea. <ref> [http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com Tea website] </ref>
b) A section called "References" with the special code "{{reflist}}";
== References ==
{{reflist}}

(an existing article is likely to already have one of these sections)

To see the result of that, please look at user:chzz/demo/simpleref. Edit it, and check the code; perhaps make a test page of your own, such as user:Uldis s/reftest and try it out.

Named references[edit]

Chzz was born in 1837. <ref name=MyBook>
"The book of Chzz", Aardvark Books, 2009. 
</ref> 

Chzz lives in Footown.<ref name=MyBook/>

Note that the second usage has a / (and no closing ref tag). This needs a reference section as above; please see user:chzz/demo/namedref to see the result.

Citation templates[edit]

You can put anything you like between <ref> and </ref>, but using citation templates makes for a neat, consistent look;

Chzz has 37 Olympic medals. <ref> {{Citation
 | last = Smith
 | first = John
 | title = Olympic medal winners of the 20th century
 | publication-date = 2001
 | publisher = [[Cambridge University Press]]
 | page = 125
 | isbn = 0-521-37169-4
}}
</ref>

Please see user:chzz/demo/citeref to see the result.

For more help and tips on that subject, see user:chzz/help/refs.

Something to make your life easier![edit]

Hi there Uldis s! I've just come across one of your articles, and noticed that you might appreciate some help with references.

You might want to consider using this tool - (tools:~dispenser/cgi-bin/webreflinks.py) - it makes your life a whole heap easier, by filling in complete citation templates for your links. All you do is install the script on Special:MyPage/common.js, or or Special:MyPage/vector.js, then paste the bare url (without [...] brackets) between your <ref></ref> tabs, and you'll find a clickable link called Reflinks in your toolbox section of the page (probably in the left hand column). Then click that tool. It does all the rest of the work (provided that you remember to save the page! It doesn't work for everything (particularly often not for pdf documents), but for pretty much anything ending in "htm" or "html" (and with a title) it will do really, really well. Happy editing! Pesky (talkstalk!) 11:10, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

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Please take care when using templates[edit]

Hi. You added the pages Evgeny Pigusov‎ and Mikhail Ulibin, and on those pages you added the {{fide}} template. Unfortunately, You used the same ID for both players—which can't be correct. I can't find either player at FIDE.com, so I can't correct the problem (although that might be a problem with FIDE.com's searching at the moment). I've commented out the FIDE template on those two pages until the issue is resolved. Cheers. GFHandel   20:19, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi. You make a mistake - I have not added the articles about Evgeny Pigusov‎ and Mikhail Ulibin.--Uldis s (talk) 06:39, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Sergey Okrugin for deletion[edit]

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This article is related to the article "Latvian Chess Championship", the chess player associated with the victory of Latvian chess championship or additional match for champion title. Please leave this article, because otherwise the article "Latvian Chess Championship" will be a link without the article.--Uldis s (talk) 06:48, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Pēteris Kampenuss for deletion[edit]

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This article is related to the article "Latvian Chess Championship", the chess player associated with the victory of Latvian chess championship or additional match for champion title. Please leave this article, because otherwise the article "Latvian Chess Championship" will be a link without the article.--Uldis s (talk) 06:48, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Ilga Kļaviņa for deletion[edit]

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This article is related to the article "Latvian Chess Championship", the chess player associated with the victory of Latvian chess championship or additional match for champion title. Please leave this article, because otherwise the article "Latvian Chess Championship" will be a link without the article.--Uldis s (talk) 06:48, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Jānis Daudzvārdis for deletion[edit]

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This article is related to the article "Latvian Chess Championship", the chess player associated with the victory of Latvian chess championship or additional match for champion title. Please leave this article, because otherwise the article "Latvian Chess Championship" will be a link without the article.--Uldis s (talk) 06:49, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Katrīna Šķiņķe for deletion[edit]

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A page you started (Oleg Dementiev) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Oleg Dementiev, Uldis s!

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WikiProject assessment tags for talk pages[edit]

Replacement filing cabinet.svg Thank you for your recent articles, including Zbigniew Doda, which I read with interest. When you create a new article, can you add the WikiProject assessment templates to the talk of that article? See the talk page of the article I mentioned for an example of what I mean. Usually it is very simple, you just add something like {{WikiProject Keyword}} to the article's talk, with keyword replaced by the associated WikiProject (ex. if it's a biography article, you would use WikiProject Biography; if it's a United States article, you would use WikiProject United States, and so on). You do not have to rate the article if you do not want to, others will do it eventually. Those templates are very useful, as they bring the articles to a WikiProject attention, and allow them to start tracking the articles through Wikipedia:Article alerts and other tools. For example, WikiProject Poland relies on such templates to generate listings such as this, this, this and this. Thanks to them, WikiProject members are more easily able to defend your work from deletion, or simply help try to improve it further. Feel free to ask me any questions if you'd like more information about using those talk page templates. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:41, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

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Elżbieta Kowalska[edit]

In 1994 Elżbieta Kowalska won international tournament in Wisła (before Woman Grandmaster Marta Litinskaya).. That is not true. Did you try to translate from Polish Wikipedia? If yes, you did it wrong. Duży sukces osiągnęła w roku 1994, pokonując podczas turnieju w Wiśle czołową w latach 80. zawodniczkę świata, arcymistrzynię Martę Lityńską. means that she didn't win the whole tournament but in a single game she beated WGM M.Litinskaya. Please correct that immediately. pjahr (talk) 12:00, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you for creating many referenced entries on notable chess players. This wiki-kitten should keep you company in your labors! Cheers,

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:42, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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I just wanted to thank you for your articles on Eastern European chess players. MaxBrowne (talk) 01:40, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


Also, feel free to add your name to the list at WikiProject_Chess#Participants. MaxBrowne (talk) 01:40, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Good job on all the chess player articles. Bearian (talk) 20:52, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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wikiproject chess[edit]

Once again, I want to thank you for all the articles on Eastern European chess players. May I ask a favour? When you create a new chess-related article, could you add it to Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chess/Index_of_chess_articles? Most of your articles come under the Biographical category I think. The format is (for example) {{swl|Magnus Carlsen}}. If you add your articles to this list, they will come to the attention of fellow chess players on wikipedia who can then help with sourcing, research, and other improvements. Regards. MaxBrowne (talk) 14:23, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanxs[edit]

Hello, Uldis s!. I just wanted to thank you for your help upgrading chess articles in Catalan Wikipedia.--CarlesMartin (talk) 08:15, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

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