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Welcome to Wikipedia, Infogapp1! I'm Hiàn and an active editor here. Thank you for your changes. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions check out Wikipedia:Questions, or send me a message on my talk page. I like to help new people, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like Wikipedia and decide to stay. 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 should automatically produce your username and the date after your post. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Hiàn (talk) 15:04, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

:@Hiàn:Thank you for the warm welcome - and the cookies! I only got a chance to thank you now as I've only figured out how it's done today, hat tip and thanks to ExamKnow. --Infogapp1 (talk) 10:11, 1 May 2020 (UTC)


Hey welcome to Wikipedia! Oh and by the way, nice signature :) -Examknowtalk 21:40, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

I'm new to this reply thing, and I don't even know if you'll see this once I do. I hope you don't mind, but as I learn the ropes of the formatting, I copied it from yours (as you can probably easily spot). I will, however, refrain from using it if you do mind :D --Infogapp1 (talk) 21:47, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

I do not mind if you want to use that signature just please change the colors so that other users do not confuse you with me. Also many editors do just use the default signature if you want to do that. To reply to a comment just do :{{ping|<username>}} <your message here>. If you have any other questions, please let me know :). -Examknowtalk 22:29, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
@Examknow: These are very helpful tips, thank you very much for your patience and guidance. --Infogapp1 (talk) 09:58, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Vandalism reportsEdit

Hi Infogapp1, thanks for the email, and welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia too. As you noticed, we do get a bit of silly vandalism. Generally it stops if we just keep reverting it, they tend to get bored long before we do! We do not lock down pages very often, but if you think one page is being heavily vandalised you can report it on the Administrator's Noticeboard. You can also report a persistent vandal on the Vandalism in progress page. We are only a small team, so sometimes it might seem we take too long, but we get there eventually. As a new editor I can understand how frustrating it is to see the vandalism taking place while you feel powerless to do anything about it. We do have a number of editors and administrators who will devote their time to fixing these problems and dealing with the vandals. As a new editor I suggest you ignore the vandals, and spend some time working to improve the quality of our existing articles, and adding new ones where they are needed. If you have any questions, you can write them below (I will see it), you can ask them on Wikipedia:Simple talk (everyone will see it), or you can send me an email. Best wishes, Peterdownunder (talk) 22:23, 30 April 2020 (UTC).

@Peterdownunder: Thank you! These are very helpful as I navigate through the process. Thanks again for your time and the tips. --Infogapp1 (talk) 10:00, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

April 2020Edit

  Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to make helpful changes to Wikipedia. However, some of your changes, like those to "Vladimir Putin", did not seem to be helpful and have been reverted or removed. If you want to try out changing Wikipedia to learn more about how it works, please use the sandbox. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 22:32, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

@Auntof6: Hi there! I am bit confused as to why I'm receiving this message as my edit was actually reverting a persistent vandalism on that page when someone tried to replace Vladimir Putin's name to someone else's name. Perhaps you meant to send this to someone else who made that reverted edit on the page? Would appreciate your clarification. --Infogapp1 (talk) 09:48, 1 May 2020 (UTC)talk

Problem editsEdit

Hi Infogapp1, please be careful with your edits. A number of your edits have not been helpful, and this is creating problems as other editors will have to go and check every one to see if they are correct. For example, Nigersaurus, you changed the name of the dinosaur because you thought it was racist. That is its name. There had been racist vandalism on the page, but that had already been removed. On Rose Hill, Iowa you placed the page elements in the wrong order. Page order is important, so please read our Manual of Style to learn about these things.
Peterdownunder (talk) 22:21, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
:@Peterdownunder: Thanks for the reminder. I honestly thought the page's name was originally Cretaceous, and only got changed to Nigersaurus through the vandalism, so my bad for not double checking on the previous history. As for Rose Hill, Iowa,I see the stub tag being at the bottom, and if I remember correctly, it was above, so I thought I was doing the community a favor swapping them. Apologies if it caused any inconvenience.--Infogapp1 (talk) 22:28, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

That is OK, we learn through mistakes. Another thing, do not put in a hard line break in to space the page elements eg <br/> Just do it by adding three soft breaks with the enter key - three blank lines - Peterdownunder (talk) 22:37, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Another one - our lede paragraph needs to include the reason the article is notable, so to be important enough to be included. A couple of times, when you have made an edit to simplify it, you have moved the claim to a second paragraph.Peterdownunder (talk) 22:41, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for linking to Manual of Style, it is very helpful. I hope to minimise (with the hope to completely eradicate) these minor mistakes sooner! Ah yes, that makes sense about the lede, duly noted. Thanks again. --Infogapp1 (talk) 22:52, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Another one to watch - using the right template. You have used the wrong template a couple of times {{no footnotes}}, which says that there are references, but they are not included in the actual article, probably just in a list at the bottom. If there are no references at all, use {{source}} intead, as this one says, there are no sources or references at all.Peterdownunder (talk) 23:18, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes, thank you very much. I often load the citation template list to check, but I haven't encountered just the *source* tag yet until now. Thanks again for being extremely helpful. --Infogapp1 (talk) 23:23, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Another useful template is {{fact}}. You can use this one in an article where there are references, but some important statement or claim does not have a reference. You add it where the individual reference should be placed. Sometimes it is even better to find a reference to fix it, and I have seen you have done that a couple of times already. Peterdownunder (talk) 23:33, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Ooo, nice one! Thank you heaps. --Infogapp1 (talk) 23:36, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Please fix your (pseudo-)signatureEdit

I noticed that you have been adding an orange/white link to your talk page before the actual signature (--~~~~). That portion appears to be '''bolded''', but you did not manage to "close" the formatting properly. Please ensure that you surround bold text with 3 quote marks, otherwise the bold text will spill over to the rest of the page. You may also want to see en:WP:CUSTOMSIG for instructions on how to customise your signature. Chenzw  Talk  14:04, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

@Chenzw: Bah, thanks for noticing. I couldn't seem to figure this signature out. Should stick to the default one then, thank you! --Infogapp1 (talk) 14:07, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
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