User talk:Wikichecks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

I have answered to your comment here: User_talk:Hoverfish#Wrong_pronunciation_of_Avatar. I have requested for help as for the proper way of adding this pronunciation notation here: User_talk:Kwamikagami#Help_with_pronunciation_format. I hope this issue will soon be set right. Hoverfish Talk 15:01, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

By the way, here is a welcome to wikipedia form:

Hello, Wikichecks! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking Insert-signature.png if shown; this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Hoverfish Talk 14:51, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Getting started
Getting help
Policies and guidelines

The community

Writing articles
Miscellaneous

Copy of my answer[edit]

I copy here the answer I gave you in my talk page:

Dear Wikichecks, let me please explain this in a detailed way, so as to show you a possible way for determining by yourself whom to contact for a certain matter here in Wikipedia. First of all, there is not a specific person who decides on pronunciation notation or any other technical matter. In Wikipedia there are projects for each technical topic and the members of these projects lay out rules and/or guidelines about how it is proper to go about each. So the correct answer to your question is that anyone who happens to be well informed of a certain topic can be asked to help or give advice. In this case, the way I follow to determine who is best to ask is by hitting the tab "View History" on the Avatar article and see who did the most informed edit on the notation recently. There I see that User:Shreevatsa corrected the previous edit of User:Kwamikagami in that he gave the proper Hindi pronunciation. Now, by visiting User:Shreevatsa's page and chosing (on the left menu) on "User contributions" you will notice that this user is mainly editing Hinduist topics and, being also able to fill-in pronounciation notations, is probably the best person to ask. I know, that for a beginner this sounds like a whole detective story, but once you get used to it, it is a simple process. Another way, which may or may not give you a prompt amswer, is to ask on the talk page of the article itself, or better in the talk page of Wikipedia:WikiProject Hinduism or Portal:Hinduism. I hope you find this useful. If you need any more help, I will be glad to share my limited knowledge of Wikipedian methodology. Oh, and please add four tiddles (~~~~) after your messages so that your signature, along with the date-stamp appears after your comments. Hoverfish Talk 14:19, 14 March 2011 (UTC)