User talk:Ytred

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Hello, Ytred, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! Taprobanus 04:42, 7 November 2007 (UTC)


People may find it curious as to how you found SLR the first day you started editing, if I were you, I will edit using Wkipedia 5 Pillars in SL related articles for a while before applying. Happy editingTaprobanus —Preceding comment was added at 05:02, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Dont worry about formalities, to become an SLR member you must have edited SL realted articles with a history of neutrality, then you can join. Even now you can participate but cannot particiapte. Just dont wait for it to happen, start editing SL realted articles and participate in dicussions Taprobanus 04:10, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
For example what do you think of this hereTaprobanus 04:12, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
For user boxes try thisTaprobanus —Preceding comment was added at 04:27, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Hello Ytred, sorry, I overlooked your request on my talk page. I see that Taprobanus already answered your questions. I need to clarify two things in what he said:

  1. I think, what he means by the koan "you can participate but cannot particiapte" is: You can participate in Wikipedia in general and on the project talk page without being a project member.
  2. You do not need to show a history of neutrality. I'm sure Taprobanus only used the wrong word. The whole purpose of the project is to bring people from both sides of the conflict together, and nobody expressed this more eloquently than Taprobanus himself - see WP:SLR#Taprobanus's hope. I think what he meant was that we once had an application of a new user where, while Taprobanus was among the supporters, two users opposed because they felt uncomfortable with voting for a new user.[1] We have no specific requirements for our members beyond the general Wikipedia rules, which Taprobanus already posted above. If our members are convinced that you support the goal of reconciliation, then I feel sure you will be admitted, no matter on which side of the conflict you are. — Sebastian 02:09, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Sebastian Taprobanus 18:11, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Are you still there? I hope we didn't scare you away! For now, I will archive your application, but I encourage you to apply again once you have done some edits or talk page contributions that help us see your good intentions. If in doubt, please feel free to ask Taprobanus or me, we're happy to help! — Sebastian 17:45, 17 November 2007 (UTC)    (I stopped watching this page as of 18:22, 27 November 2007 (UTC). If you would like to continue the talk, please do so here and let me know.)

Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka[edit]

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Dear Ytred,

Thank you for your contributions to the Wikimedia Projects. As an editor from Sri Lanka, you are warmly invited to join the official Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka and to subscribe to its mailing list, Wikimedia-LK.

The user group currently includes volunteers from Wikipedia and other projects, from the English, Sinhala, and Tamil speaking communities. It is the Wikimedia-approved platform for editors from Sri Lanka to enable wider collaboration, for both online and offline projects.

With your support, we hope to organize cross-project content improvement drives as part of online projects, as well as organize in-person edit-a-thons, training sessions, photowalks, and other such activities, in the near future. The ultimate goal(s) of these initiatives is to improve the overall coverage and quality of topics relating to Sri Lanka, as well as encourage new editors to join the Wikimedia community, while simultaneously empowering and retaining our existing team of editors.

There are no mandatory obligations for members who choose join the community, other than the usual editing rules for online projects, and the friendly space policy for in-person projects. You may also (or instead) subscribe to the mailing list, where any member could initiate discussions with volunteers across projects, notify members of events and meetings, stay up to date with competitions, organize your own events, and so on.

See you on board, and Happy Editing!

Rehman 09:09, 29 July 2017 (UTC)