Wikipedia:New user log/February 2007

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is signing in free[edit]

i just signed in and am worried ill have to pay do i need to payPjg12 16:26, 1 February 2007 (UTC)peter

Of course it's free - Wikipedia is the Free Encyclopedia! Pcu123456789 23:54, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
However, if you really want to pay some money I'd be happy to take it off your hands. (Joke!) Vizjim 21:11, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
No, there is no reason you would need to pay. However, if you do feel like you ought to pay, click "Make a donation" on the navigation menu on the left side of the screen. --Theunicyclegirl 22:49, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

this is great[edit]

hi everyone just to say this is fab this website loads to do i just thought it was an online dictionary until i found this thanks best wishesPjg12 16:50, 1 February 2007 (UTC)peter

help please![edit]

i need help with this place please help me thank you soooooo much

best wishes Pjg12 16:54, 1 February 2007 (UTC)peter

What help do you need? You can ask at Wikipedia:Help desk if it is related to wikipedia. For all other questions, you can ask at Wikipedia:Reference deskLost(talk) 09:53, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

B'hammom[edit]

Just started using Wiki and seem to be spending a bit of time here and on Wiki travel as well. I live in Bellinham, WA and am interested in subjects relating to Bellinham as well as travel, hiking and independent schools. Can't wait to get going and start to feel confident editing. B'hammom 18:22, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

SeahorseBlue[edit]

My name is Dave and I am the son of a World War II US Marine Bomber Squadron VMB-611 PBJ pilot who served in the Pacific. He and his crew went MIA on May 30, 1945. For the past several years, I have been using the Internet to research and learn more about my father's squadron, and its sister squadrons, role in WWII.

One part of my research includes being a member of another website community to placemark the locations my father and his squadron were during the war. This has led me several times to Wikipedia articles that have provided additional information.

As I found little or no history on VMB-611, I got the idea of joining Wikipedia to write an article on the history of my father's squadron and its contributions to the war. I joined in January 2007, am taking it slow, and know I have a LOT to learn about Wikipedia before I attempt to write my article, much less edit other's articles.

Of couse, my interest is the WWII Solomon Islands and Southern Philippine Islands operations.

SeahorseBlue 23:44, 1 February 2007 (UTC)SeahorseBlue

Yaniv BL[edit]

Hi, My name is Yaniv I'm an internet geek who loves Wikipedia and now intends to contribute as much as possible.

My passions are: internet, Knowledge discovery, Data mining and statistics, consumer electronics. I presume that these subjects will be the ones I will be most active at.

Yaniv.bl

Name: Richard Gillard

My e-mail address: richardgillard322@btinternet.com

My web address: http://uk.geocities.com/richardgillard322@btinternet.com/

Maria Brasileira[edit]

I am 32, Brazilian, I have a degree in Portuguese and English languages and now I am in law school to get a second degree. I´d like to contribute in any way I can.

Maria Brasileira 04:52, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi there!![edit]

My name is Jack but I'm nicked Scrumpy j - don't ask why. I live in England but if you really want more info visit my user page: J Slater / Scrumpy J 19:39, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Rosario[edit]

I joined because I am almost constantly on here. There are times when I come in here because I get bored and read about whatever I want. I usually find a lot of great information. I figured that I might as well help if I can.Rosario lopez 03:41, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

okami13[edit]

Hi fellow wikipeans! I've been on wikipedia alot,(very helpful with homework!) making a few small edits here and there, and now I've decided to join, since I am always on here and even to come on to read things when I am board, like the person above.I am 13 and am English. I will make bigger edits as my knowledge of HTML grows.Okami13 18:58, 5 February 2007 (UTC) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Okami13 (talkcontribs) 18:56, 5 February 2007 (UTC).

Oceanray[edit]

Hello Wikipedia! I've been a reader of the site for ages, but I never got around to making an account. Well, that's obviously changed! Wikipedia is an invaluable tool for me, and I really look forward to being a member of the community. Oceanray 01:07, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

How you doin'?[edit]

My name's David and I must say I love this here on Wikipedia. When I need somekind of info, I come here before I go to Google. I'm Portuguese, and English Wikipedia made my engligh speaking a lot better. I want to thank to the people that made this site possible. --Midasminus 15:41, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello, n00b here![edit]

I have no idea what to do here so if anyone can give me some pointers, that would be great! — Preceding unsigned comment added by L33tm45t3r (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia being an encyclopedia, you can use it to garner lots of information and if you see any information that can be better written, you can do so yourself! For more information see Wikipedia:How to write a great articleLost(talk) 09:49, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Tesseraltyme[edit]

Hello, I just joined and I am knowledgeable in many things. I am working with new software, Autodesk Civil 3D 2007, General Knowledge Base www.baltsoft.com and I also am interested in Photography. Check out my User Talk page Tesseraltyme 21:40, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello Wikipedians![edit]

Hi to all of you Wiki editors out there! I'm a 19 year old college student from the Western New York, USA area, and I just signed up because I wanted to give back to an encyclopedia which I enjoy browsing through so much! :-) I will primarily be doing "clean up work", but I will "be bold" and add what I think I can do half-decently. Hope to see you and your edits soon!

GordonJTaylor 04:13, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Bill S.[edit]

Have used Wiki a few times but just created an account and made my first contribution. My user name (Cheesebox) is slang for a school bus. At one time I was in charge of school bus operations in a large city.

Cheesebox 05:06, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

what if[edit]

what if some one add some info into a page that is wrong? how is it fixed? Baby D 18:46, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

If wrong information is added on purpose, it is called vandalism. Wikipedia provides you with tools that you can use to revert vandalism easily. Please see WP:POP and WP:VPRFLost(talk) 09:46, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Tellervo[edit]

Hello everybody!

I am a bit late to introduce myself. My "career" as a Wikipedian began actually in the end of November when I noticed an incorrect statement about Pliny the younger (1.century AD in Rome) in Wikipedia. So I decided to correct it.

During December I started editing another page about an ancient Roman person, Quintus Tullius Cicero. (Not the famous Cicero, but his brother.) I took it, because I considered it to be a safer place to make my first and maybe "fatal" mistakes and be reprimanded. I was shy and just wanted to lurk around for a time, before showing myself. I was surprised that nobody seemed to mind me editing or blaming me for doing it in a wrong way.

I am a Scandinavian person, half Finnish and half Danish,living in what in reality is a suburb of Helsinki, but administratively a separate city: Espoo. By profession I am an analytical psychoterapist. Besides psychology I know a little about ancient Rome, definitively less but yet something of ancient Greece. Chinese culture and Japanese culture and history interests me. So does the history, culture and literature of Russia, Finland´s great neighbour. During my studies at the university of Helsinki I have studied also philosophy, both European, Chinese and Indian.

I am handicapped by not knowing a lot about the technical side of computers. Wiki code is at times mystifying, - at present I am wondering what is a namespace? I want to have my name on the general list of new editors, but how and where??

With best wishes --Tellervo 19:03, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi and welcome. You dont really require technical stuff to edit here. There are tabs below the header of the page while you are on edit mode. You can bold, italisize etc, using those tabs. And you can go on learning in the process. See Help:Namespace for help with namespaces. — Lost(talk) 09:48, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Pleased ot have joined the Wiki community[edit]

Hey guys, have just signed up after using Wikipedia for absolutely ages. Hope I will be a useful member. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gazza80 (talkcontribs) 15:51, 13 February 2007 (UTC).

Royal MIree[edit]

I would like to use wikipedia as an assisting element to let people know about kinetic sculpture. R3miree 21:29, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Evilsbane9[edit]

I can't believe someone has already taken Evilsbane as a username. I've been using it for years! Anyway, I hope I edit pages right. Evilsbane9 22:33, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Dnlkk94[edit]

Hey everyone! I'm not really new, since I've been using Wikipedia for a long time, but I'm sort of new because I just signed up. I'm also a beginner to editing and stuff like that, and also how to create my own page like one of my friends did. Can anyone tell me how or post a link to a page that tells me how to do that? Thanks.

Oh and btw, what is talk, how do I access it?

Thanks

Dnlkk94 02:11, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

B lue_Cadet84[edit]

Hi there! My name is Sydney, I'm from Arkansas and full of useless knowledge. I am left handed, blood type A negative, and have a problem with misplacing my glasses.


Blue cadet84 02:02, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

steven reed johnson[edit]

One of the earliest photos of me is me with neighbor holding up a giant book called "The Book of Facts." Because my father was an English professor every wall in our house was filled with books. Then lived in Japan for awhile, then went back to the land when I thought life was coming to an end, inspired by the Whole Earth Catalog I moved back to Portland Oregon and became a "networker" in the Pacific Northwest, putting together "people to people" directories and organizing conferences of organizers. I've worked with over 500 NGOs. Experienced the "Internet" in the late 1970s through EIES. Helped Apple give away computers in the late 1980s. Fell in love with HyperCard. Helped Establish network of nonprofit computer centers in late 1980s. In the 1990s Went back to school and got PHD in Urban Studies, specializing in civic engagement and social capital. Now teach at Portland State University and do lecture tours--last year 45 presentations, 26 cities in 7 countries, 2000 people.

My keen interest with Wikipedia at the moment is to establish a Portlandpedia. I'm going to host a meeting among interested people to see what the model would be for a community-based Wiki. (there is a local Wiki and Portlandpedia site but they both seem to be dormant and I can't reach the contacts). Any models out there?

More information about me: http://homepage.mac.com/stevenreedjohnson/


24.21.141.162 22:32, 16 February 2007 (UTC)steven reed johnson

Glad to help[edit]

Hi, I'm just a student from Zagreb who just wanted to get himself more involved in this whole thing. I feel it is simply wonderfull to be able to help people understand various issues concerning my native region and it's uncommonly complicated politics. Allso I intend to do my best (within the scope of my abilities) to contribute to history articles and those related to medicine. DIREKTOR 02:50, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Me 2103[edit]

Hi. I'm a fan of Star Trek, and a midlevel player of Runescape. I came across wikipedia because one of my friends mentioned it being a useful site. I like working on the Runescape site and on Memory Alpha. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.82.9.83 (talk) 04:11, 17 February 2007 (UTC).


MDSNYDER[edit]

As a long time user and advocate I recently was using Wikipedia for researching a medical condition I have been dealing with for six years with no help from the doctors I have seen. I found a name for my condition and a way to resolve it in two minutes on Wikipedia. The article itself was lacking so I threw myself into editing it headlong as a way to help others with the same condition. I caught the bug and now find myself going to the library looking for books that I can use as references for editing random pages. Thanks for a great new hobby! MDSNYDER 04:14, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Jaseinatl[edit]

Hello all. I just created my account and look forward to contributing.

I'm off to the bootcamps now, so any suggestions would be great.


-jase 07:41, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

hello[edit]

I have signed in a while ago.. I just stopped by to say "Hello" to the Wikipedia community..

Kalkim 11:45, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

hi

Hello! Michaeldsuarez: New User[edit]

Hi! I'm Michael, and I just starting. Wikipedia is new to me. I'm a Eventh Grade High School Student, and I'm usually busy with homework and projects.

Michaeldsuarez 13:52, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Wrongporch[edit]

I discovered wp from a forum that discussed having its own article being listed. Though that article itself has been deleted, I created a new account today and join WP.

Note: I must edit from my ip since some user screw up my account and disabled its editing, until it's resolved, I have to used an IP. Wrongporch 23:07, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

dexkaden[edit]

I'm new, obviously. Anyway, I am an economics major slowly working towards graduate school. I am keen on Austrian Economics, as well as the application of theoretical physics to economics, especially the use of nonlinear dynamics to understand markets rather than relying on calculus and the "smoothing out" of data to eliminate inconvenient, jagged, "real-world" data. I am also interested in fractals and their application to financial markets. Dex 22:59, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

PrincessjessicaGT[edit]

Hi, im new here. I am studying in Ashford with my pal's and yes having a good time :) visit my user page and it will be updated everyweek with interesting stuff

Georgina S[edit]

Hello, I've joined Wikipedia because I have found that of all the sites that google finds, the Wikipedia entries are usually very informative. Then I noticed that Wikipedia is looking for help on pages to do with suicide and depression. As a psychologist with more than 30 years experience both in research and clinical capacities, I thought that I may have something of value to give back to a resource that I have used for areas where I lack expertise (gardening, etc). ```` —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Georgina Spilsbury (talkcontribs) 10:19, 21 February 2007 (UTC).

Nice I hope you do well :-) Artaxiad 07:37, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

ConnieOC[edit]

I'm joining Wikipedia out of curiosity and under duress. I've always been interested in this wonderful experiment (?) but now have been tasked (ordered) to incorporate wikipedia into our extranet. Actually, I've been tasked to take control of a noble project attempted by well meaning folk who started a wiki-based collabrative area between several departments that has grown like a Hydra. Being the web master for our organization, I've been detailed to tame the beast and add order to the kaos as well as expand the collabrative means to other departments as well.

And, I've no idea where to begin. My initial inclination is to set rights/privileges/accesses and establish templates but can find no access controlls in sight. Is there anyway I can set order to this mess and start herding these cats with some simple structures and procedures?

In otherwords, how can I set up and guide a wiki for my organization?ConnieOC 14:23, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

HELP —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ConnieOC (talkcontribs) 14:19, 21 February 2007 (UTC).

Tropicality[edit]

Hello everyone, new user here. I'm a more experienced Wikipedian (2500+ edits, active Dec05-Nov06) who excercised their right to vanish, and is now coming back under a new account, hoping not to make the same mistakes they did before! Anyways, just wanted to drop in here, being a new user and all. -Tropicality (talk) 22:10, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

Jashfa93[edit]

SUP Jashfa93 03:26, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

CoinIndia: Saying hello[edit]

In response to a message from user PHG, I am writing to introduce myself. I am an Economics professor by trade (and may make some edits in some Economics-related topics), but my passion is Ancient Indian numismatics, or the study of coins. This is the area in which I am most likely to make edits. I am also a practitioner of meditation, and interested in Indian philosophy, so there is a chance I might make some contributions there as well.

I've used Wikipedia for years, and felt it's time to give back some. Have made a few edits, and hope I can make some useful contributions in the future.

CoinIndia 14:28, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

David Heffernan[edit]

My name is David Heffernan and I live in a small town just outside of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The town is called Paradise. Yup, that's right... Paradise! I am a Computer Systems Analyst by trade and I thoroughly enjoy my work in this field. I am also moonlighting as a restauranteur. I have partnered with my brother-in-law in a small local restaurant here in St. John's called Classic Cafe East. This restaurant has been in operation for more than 10 years and we have owned it now for a couple of years. My interests are restaurants, marketing, loyalty programs, programming, web development, and believe it or not, customer service. David Heffernan 20:36, 23 February 2007 (UTC).

tcbcr[edit]

Howdy! I've finally decided to move from pure Wiki mooch to a heavy mooch who sometimes fixes things. I'm a graduate student in structural engineering, so maybe I'll even have a thing or two to contribute along those lines. That being said, I'm ready to report for duty! Tcbcr 22:15, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Goodgirldv9898[edit]

I found out about wikipedia because I saw it on a TV show.

I love to play video games, and go on wikipedia.I really like basketball.Goodgirldv9898 00:19, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Arbil44[edit]

Last night I posted a message pleading for some help. I see it has been deleted simply because I was not able to complete the form properly. I gave my email address asking if somebody could please contact me to give me a hand uploading an article. Well, it doesn't seem a very friendly site - where someone who is struggling is simply deleted. I certainly am not very computer-literate and for someone like me the prospect of trying to upload something is quite beyond my abilities. I have written a short article about General Sir Charles Asgill (several articles about his relatives are already on this site) and all I am trying to do is make a contribution. I am his g-g-g-granddaughter and I have been researching him for the past five years. He was at the centre of a diplomatic incident in 1782 and is fairly well known in America, but not elsewhere. However, unless someone with computer wizardry status is prepared to email me and help, then my article will stay languishing on my computer and not on Wikipedia. Ideally I need someone to let me email the article to them for them to upload it for me. Is there a site moderator somewhere who would do this? My email address is arbil44@yahoo.com

Thanks, and I hope this will not also be deleted. My Username is Arbil44.

(Arbil44 09:07, 25 February 2007 (UTC))

Arbil44[edit]

Well, much to my astonishment, I seem to have uploaded my article on General Sir Charles Asgill. So, now my questions are different!

1) It does not come up in a search of Wikipedia.

2) I have a photograph of a mezzotint done by Charles Turner after the original oil by Sir Thomas Phillips which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1822. Now, am I allowed to upload this photograph of General Sir Charles Asgill? It came to me from a cousin who in turn had obtained it from the National Army Museum in London? Do I need to ask their permission to post this picture?

3) If it is OK to post this picture, how do I do so? I pressed the icon insert a picture gallery, third from the end of icons, but nothing seemed to happen.

4) I put double brackets round names which I know do appear in Wikipedia - i.e. Asgill Baronetcy - but some things like that did not appear with a live link, but remained in red. So, to make life easy for myself I simply removed the double brackets since the link obviously did not work. I was amazed to also find that there was no live link to The First Foot Guards, the most famous of all British Army regiments. Oh well, the double brackets came off there too.

(Arbil44 10:35, 25 February 2007 (UTC))

I have moved Asgill to Charles Asgill by naming convention. General Sir Charles Asgill now also redirects there. I believe you do need to obtain permission for that museum image. Is anything in Foot Guards what you are referring to? Don't worry too much about the red links. Other people can work on making it look better. Could you provide some sources for the claims and quote in the article? Pomte 11:12, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Arbil44[edit]

Thanks Pompte.

I will contact the National Army Museum to get permission to use the picture.

As for the items in quotes: they are directly out of his Service Records, written by himself. I thought this was clear in the article.

There have been many biographies written about him. The newest being the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, published in 2004. There are several mistakes in that publication, all of which I have informed the ODNB about.

His story is in several books, namely "General Washington's Dilemma" by Katherine Mayor and, just last year in "That Sweet Enemy" by Robert and Isabelle Tombs.

Having studied so many sources of information concerning Asgill, I was interested in writing a piece which puts some of the small errors right. As his g-g-g-granddaughter, I felt it my duty!

(Arbil44 13:40, 25 February 2007 (UTC))

Arbil44[edit]

Pomte has left messages for me elsewhere which I am unable to respond to, other than here. Sorry, but this website is an absolute nightmare for anyone with only limited computer skills - like me - a computer moron.

My article about Asgill is uploaded now and hopefully there will be nothing more for me to do on this site. I shall not be editing anything else, nor contributing anything else.

I have emailed the National Army Museum to request permission to upload a picture of General Asgill. Personally I doubt if it is necessary for me to do so, but for safeties sake I have now made the request. As for whether I will be able to navigate through the complexities of uploading a picture - that is another matter altogether. Probably it will be beyond me.

Also, there are supposed to be 17 "Asgill" articles on Wikipedia. They all refer to General Sir Charles Asgill - i.e., his father Sir Charles Asgill, the architect of his father's house Asgill House, his ancestor John Asgill, an article in the 2nd Canadian regiment about "The Asgill Affair" - in fact, all 17 articles have a link because they refer to members of his family. My article about General Sir Charles Asgill does not link up to any of them and I don't understand why. I have copied and pasted them in at the end of my article, and I have not done it correctly, that much I know, but it is from frustration at being unable to get the links to work.

I hope I am nearing the end of my need for help as this site is far beyond my ability to deal with.

Thanks for your patience.

(Arbil44 15:03, 25 February 2007 (UTC))

Arbil44[edit]

Well, here I am back again, much sooner than intended I am afraid!

Someone has kindly done the necessary to my article and I think all is now well.

My cousin has just uploaded an article on Sir Charles Asgill (the father of my man) and he is finding this site as difficult as I am. If anyone would kindly give his article some attention it would be much appreciated.

Links to the other 17 articles on "Asgill" need to be made on the Lord Mayor Asgill's entry.

Thanks once more for the help given.

(Arbil44 17:27, 25 February 2007 (UTC))

How Interesting[edit]

...well, I finally got an account after using Wikipedia for years and fixing typos. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute something, even if it's just fixing more typos. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jediknil (talkcontribs) 03:42, 26 February 2007 (UTC).

Atrooper[edit]

Hi to all the people using wikipedia Right Now, I've used wikipedia for years too and i finally decided to create an account.You'll be hearing about me.

--Atrooper 02:22, 27 February 2007 (UTC)Atrooper

CosmicLord[edit]

Greetings!

I landed here a few days back and on Lost's directions, I am here to say 'hi' to all.

I have written about myself at my user page.

- CosmicLord 06:47, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

hi[edit]

hi there. i would just like to contribute as mush as i possibly can and learn as i go along. Yvette dc 09:38, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

"piecemealcranky" drops in, finally.[edit]

Hello all wikis (I'm pretty sure that's not right but...)! Registered for the fun after reading too many random errors in articles and though I'd contribute from now on. I hope I have the cooperation of everyone and I'll try to cooperate as well.

Happy editing, folks!

Piecemealcranky 12:22, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

TTFAA[edit]

hi! my name's zoe and i consider myself to be a slight nerdy at times ^^;; I don't know if i'll be able to contribute much.... but i'll try. i found wikipedia from a friend. If you see my page.. you can tell i have no clue what i'm doing.

All we have to fear is fear itself... 02:15, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

YeLLeY511[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself as a newbie. I believe I signed up in January. If I had found these pages earlier, I would've added myself earlier... And I probably would've had more info to deal with my images having copyright problems, my first article being deleted, and then being blocked and autoblocked. Now I know where I can go for questions I may have!! --YeLLeY511 22:21, 28 February 2007 (UTC)