User talk:Lukecorlando/Archive 1

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Calling Lance Armstrong an "open atheist" without source material to back it up is an accusation tantamount to slander. Karajou 17:35, 1 October 2007 (EDT)

Can someone please tell me how to cite information on Conservapedia.

Put the citation in <ref> tags. Look through articles for examples. Masterbratac 17:48, 1 October 2007 (EDT)


Please sign talk pages with three tildes ~~~, (it will show up black here on your own talk page), and four tildes ~~~~ for a signature with a timestamp. Hunter 17:57, 1 October 2007 (EDT)

How can I become an administrator? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lukecorlando (talk)

What key creates tildes? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lukecorlando (talk)

  • The key left of the 1 key, while holding shift. Jallen |  ►talk  02:51, 2 October 2007 (EDT)

My friend lukecorlando was blocked a few days ago by CPWebmaster. The administrator did not give a reason for his blocking, and has not responded to his emails. Luke believes that he did not commit a blockable offense. However he is unable to contact any administrators, and asked me to post this on his talk page. Please unblock lukecorlando.Manvelmaverick 12:05, 4 October 2007 (EDT)

Contents

Portugal article

Look at the article now. In light of your posting on CP's talk page, it looked like you needed a plan or guide. What I included was taken from a layout plan for any of the articles on the continents, so it's basically "fill in the blanks", and that could come from any encyclopedia or the CIA World Factbook. Think it'll be easier this way? Karajou 15:59, 13 October 2007 (EDT)

Yes, thank you very much, im really sorry for the first portugal article, it didn't come out right. But i have made many other contributions that have benefited Conservapedia. i know a lot more about editing now, and wont be making the same mistakes i did in the past. thanks again for your understanding. Lukecorlando 22:42, 13 October 2007 (EDT)

Adding Pictures

How do I insert pictures into CP articles? Lukecorlando 22:46, 13 October 2007 (EDT)

Go to "upload file" on the left side, and click on "browse" to select which image or file you want. At this time, you may not have those privledges yet, but make a small note of them on the talk page in question, and they will be uploaded. Karajou 22:50, 13 October 2007 (EDT)

So only administrators can upload pics?

And a few others...it has to do with a history of good contributing. Karajou 22:54, 13 October 2007 (EDT)

Guilt by association

No problem, and I apologize for the block; 12 hours was a little heavy handed but I just wished to make the point on undoing a Sysop deletion.

But I'm glad someone has shown interest in starting this article, because it is badly needed. And something about McCarthy probably should be included somewhere, but starting the article only mentioning him runs the risk of being tarred as "POV warrior" to use a Wikism.

If I can be of any help let me know, and I again apologize for the heavy handed reaction. Rob Smith 20:45, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

So is it okay if I start the article agaain, but with more details, and focuses other than McCarthy? Lukecorlando 21:14, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

Sure, please do. Have seen this yet? [2] This addresses specifically the phenomenon, with a citation. Rob Smith 21:41, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

New articles

Luke, thanks for creating all the new articles. Could I ask a favor though? The title of new articles should be in bold. Preferably the article will contain at least one wikilink to another existing article, and a category as well. Doing these things makes clean up a lot easier later :) Thanks again, HelpJazz 21:33, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

I just remebered one other thing: I believe you are creating new articles from the WantedPages. Sometimes it's better to create a redirect than to create a new page; often people link articles in many different ways. Oh and before TK yells at me again for giving bad advice (he keeps me in line :)), you should probably check with a sysop before you redirect articles, at least until one gives you the general "ok." HelpJazz 21:38, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for the advice. Lukecorlando 21:54, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

I don't mean to sound like a nag, but you don't need to spam the admins for every vandal. As you can see, I reverted his edit. I had my hand on the ban button to see if he turned out to actually be a vandal or just a new user messing around. HelpJazz 22:13, 17 October 2007 (EDT)
  • LOL! Yes, it does help to be on IM, and relay info that way...if you can actually catch any vandal before Jazz! I have previously told Luke before being a speed demon of creation, always better to check. --şŷŝôρ-₮K/Ṣρёаќǃ 22:16, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

Style Manual

Hi Luke, I've noticed you've been creating lots of articles. Take a look at the Manual of Style to see how to format your articles. Titles are bolded in the article, etc. Also, the article should be written with capital letters, like http://www.conservapedia.com/Social_Security rather than http://www.conservapedia.com/Social_security. Doing this would have let you see there was already an article on social security, and saved you some time!

Also, each article is put into a specific category so that it can be found easily by people searching for information on certain topics. There are over 1,500 categories, so just about anything you can think of will work (such as typing [[Category:Law]] for an article on a legal term), but you can take a look here for a list.

How do I link words in an article to another article? And how do I make a related links section in an article properly? Lukecorlando 22:14, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

You can link to another article by putting brackets around the word. For example, if you want to link to an article on the United States, type [[United States]]. To make a related links section, just type == See Also ==, and then put in links to the articles to which you want to link. Let me know if you figure it out, I'll see if I can find an example, because it's a little difficult to explain. Greg 22:22, 18 October 2007 (EDT)
[3] Well done. I think you've caught on. Greg 22:32, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

Thanks, it's getting easier. Appreciate the help. Lukecorlando 22:33, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

  • Please do not continue to make stub articles that others are spending too much time cleaning up. Proper Nouns should be Capitalized. You will gain no "points" here working too fast. Can you ask more questions, and work less rapidly? --şŷŝôρ-₮K/Ṣρёаќǃ 06:23, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

User Page

How do I add those boxes to my userpage that talk about me, like "This user believes that the earth is 6,000 years old, etc.? Can i even do that yet? Lukecorlando 22:36, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

Almost anything you want to do you can figure out by clicking "edit" and looking at what's on the page. So, find one you like, click "edit", copy the code, and add it to your own page. HelpJazz 22:38, 18 October 2007 (EDT)
Here is a link to the index of userboxes if you want to browse through all the ones that have been made into templates: [4]. What you do, is type {{Userboxtop}}, then add in the template links for the userboxes you want, then add {{Userboxbottom}}.
For example, inserting the following to your userpage
{{Userboxtop}}{{User American}}{{User patriot}} {{Userboxbottom}}
will put the userboxes to the right on your page. Be sure to put a space before the userboxbottom part. Greg 22:46, 18 October 2007 (EDT)
Put the {{Userboxbottom}} a line below the rest of them, and it should get rid of that pesky |} in the middle of everything. Greg 23:01, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

Cansomeone please edit the space and symbols out from in between my userboxes on my user page. And how do I type text at the top of the page, to the left of the userboxes. Lukecorlando 17:52, 19 October 2007 (EDT)

New articles

Luke, TK has asked you to not create stub articles. It really is creating a lot of work for the rest of us!! Tone your pace down a bit, and make sure one article is done before you start on the next one. See this difference. This is a bare minimum of how your articles should be formatted (i.e. they all need a subject, the subject needs to be bold, there needs to be a category, and it needs some links to other pages within the article). Preferably articles would also be more informative (when was Austin alive? Why did he try to settle Texas? What was there that needed settling? How did he die? Why is he relevant if he didn't even start settling Texas? etc.) as well. Ok? Thanks, HelpJazz 10:34, 20 October 2007 (EDT)

Thanks, I have been slowing down my creating, I only have created articles to link to others. I have been going back and adding a category and links to each article. Can you tell me how I can add text to my userpage, that appers at the top, not under the userboxes? Thanks Lukecorlando 10:38, 20 October 2007 (EDT)

Just type it anywhere. The userboxes automatically line themselves up to the right. The easiest way to find out coding things is to find a page where someone has already done it (many, many userpages have userboxes with text) then look at their code (by clicking "edit") to see how they did it. HelpJazz 10:50, 20 October 2007 (EDT)

Play Nice Please

Luke, I appreciate that you get excited, but please keep your tone civil. (I'm referring to this). HelpJazz 23:29, 28 October 2007 (EDT)

Very Sorry. I just get angry when people distort the preachings of the Lord. I'll tone it down a bit. Lukecorlando 23:31, 28 October 2007 (EDT)

Thanks :) HelpJazz 23:34, 28 October 2007 (EDT)

Helpful hint

If you click the "show preview" button you can see the effects your edit will have, so that you don't have to make so many edits to every article. This is especially helpful for seeing misspelled wikilinks and broken tags.

Speaking of broken tags, references need to end in </ref>, not <ref>. If you don't add the slash ("/") the software doesn't know that you've closed your reference and everything after that dissapears. Also, for the references to show up at all you need to add <references /> somewhere in the article. Thanks. HelpJazz 23:17, 30 October 2007 (EDT)

kk thanks. Lukecorlando

Bullets

When editing a page, how do I insert bullets? Lukecorlando

Use asterisks {*) Greg 23:01, 3 November 2007 (EDT)

Thanks Lukecorlando

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