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Welcome to Wikipedia, Shalom11111! I'm Aaqib 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! Aaqib Hola! 01:16, 18 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi and thank you for the welcoming message! Yes I've become quite active here lately, but unfortunately many of the articles I've created are orphans and so they require some work.. Also, if you don't mind then I'd like to hear your opinion about the comment I left here. Lastly, do you know by any chance how I could become a new-articles-checker/verifier? Thanks, Shalom11111 (talk) 01:26, 18 June 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hi, Shalom11111. What do you mean by "new articles checker/verifier"? Anyone can check new articles for vandalism and other issues. If you mean being a patroller, that usually happens in one of two ways. One way is that an admin gives the right when they see that an editor writes good articles. The other way is when an editor requests it at WP:Requests for permissions (an admin will still look at the editor's contributions to make sure that they make good edits). Does that help? --Auntof6 (talk) 07:32, 19 June 2013 (UTC)Reply
Yes, you completely answered my question - sorry for a lack of a better explanation... Okay, maybe some time I'll apply for it or ask an admin to give me the permission to become one. Thanks, Shalom11111 (talk) 19:14, 19 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

New articles based on English Wikipedia


Thanks for the new articles you've added recently! It's good to see someone adding articles. I could stand to do more of that myself!

When an article here is based on the article from another Wikipedia, it's important to do two things. One is to make the article simple. Usually, the articles from English Wikipedia are too complex for Simple English Wikipedia. Think of simple English as a different language. Articles from English Wikipedia need to be "translated" from regular English to simple English when they are copied here. You can read more about this at Help:Translate English into Simple English and Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages.

The other thing to do is to give attribution. This is a legal requirement. That means adding a notice giving credit to the source of the article. You can do that by putting the {{enwp based}} template on the talk page of the article here. Please go back and add this to the articles you already created, and be sure to add it on future articles you create. You can read more about this at WP:Transwiki attribution. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. Happy editing! --Auntof6 (talk) 07:46, 19 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi and thanks again for writing to me, I'm indeed happy to be involved in the simple wikipedia and give back too. Regarding your first point, you're right and in the future I'll make sure that articles I create are literally translated and re-written in a very simple form. I was hoping that other wikipidians would continue where I left off and help me out a little bit with that process but it didn't seem to happen so far. Secondly, I'm totally aware of the attribution thing but it's still good you brought it up. This is why, if you look, I wrote in the summary of every page I created "based on the original english wiki article". Since I've done that in the past with Hebrew articles I know it's important..so should I still put that template or not? Shalom11111 (talk) 19:08, 19 June 2013 (UTC)Reply
Yes, please use the template. You do need to indicate the exact article and the version of the article. Using the template is the easiest way to do that. I know this isn't the "fun part" of working on Wikipedia, but it's needed. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 21:59, 19 June 2013 (UTC)Reply
It's been a while, I've just done that but in a different way though. Please see the correspondance I had here - you may also just take a look at the summary of some of those articles. I'll do this from now on..Best, Shalom11111 (talk) 02:49, 25 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Fun, fun, fun for you!

Hi Shalom11111, Nice to meet you
Hi Shalom11111, Nice to meet you

Hello Shalom11111, you are so sweet Shalom11111, Shalom11111, yours so sweet! That Gumball from The Amazing World of Gumball, wants to say hi! Have a fun day! --Aaqib ♥ Hola! 00:06, 21 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thanks you too my friend, much appreciated!:) Shalom11111 (talk) 04:13, 21 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

February 2021


  Hello, I'm PotsdamLamb. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Harry Houdini, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed and archived in the page history for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see Wikipedia:Citing sources, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. PotsdamLamb (talk) 21:28, 15 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hi PotsdamLamb, thanks for writing to me! It appears that your edit was a good-faith mistake - the section about Houdini's death was lacking and unsourced, and in my edit(s) I actually added a source... In addition, I was in the middle of editing the article and planned to add even another reference, and IMHO I believe it's best to wait a bit more than 3 minutes after a user's last edit before reverting (unless it's clear vandalism) just in case they're still improving the page. Keep up the good wiki-work, Shalom11111 (talk) 21:45, 15 February 2021 (UTC)Reply