TheResearchFellow

User_talk: TheResearchFellow

Hey there! Welcome to my Talk page sweet Talk Page. First up, I would like you to pop down to my sandbox here, if you want, thanks if you do. And here's a note for anonymous users: if you want to get back to me, sign up, to get an instant reply. It'll be a neat contribution to wikiHow as well. So? What are you waiting for?

P.S It'll also help if you'll tell me you've signed up. Then I'll definetely get back to you. P.P.S Make sure you're logged in too.

At 14:08, May 09, 2014

JuneDaysJune said:


Hi TheResearchFellow,

Thanks for joining our community.

Since you're new, feel free to take the wikiHow tour to learn about how things work around here.

Please leave a message on my talk page if you have any questions about contributing to wikiHow!

At 13:51, May 15, 2014

Adelaide1230Adelaide said:

Hey there! Really nice guide on How to Organize an Event on Microsoft 365 Office (New Version)! :) Are you thinking of adding more details to step 5, primarily what boxes that one will need to fill out? If you decide not to, though, that's fine too. Either way, we're so glad you shared your advice here, and hope you stick around!

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At 07:48, May 16, 2014

RockyRaccoonKaren said:

Just doing my job here, as are any other editors who patrol your edits, but thanks for taking note and welcome to wikiHow. :)

At 07:50, May 22, 2014

KommaHKommaH said:


Hey there TheResearchFellow!

It appears that you may have forgotten to assign a license to the pictures you recently uploaded. I just wanted to verify whether you made these pictures yourself or got them from somewhere else:

http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Images-107.jpg (not being used)

If this is a screenshot of computer software, let me know so I can tag the image as Fair Use. If you got it from a search engine, like Google or Bing, or a website you found, please let me know which site - images that are copyrighted can't be used on wikiHow and have to be removed, but you can search for images we already have permission to use by entering search terms in the Search area instead of uploading using the "Browse" button. For more information, see Import Freely Licensed Images Into wikiHow. If you're searching for images on the web, check to make sure they have a "Creative Commons" or "Public Domain" license associated with them (might be found near the picture, or in the site's Terms of Use), rather than "All Rights Reserved". If using Google Images, you can click on "Search Tools", then "Usage Rights", then "Labeled for Reuse".

Thanks again! If there's anything I can help you with now or in the future, don't hesitate to contact me or someone else in the wikiHow forums. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

At 13:29, May 22, 2014

KommaHKommaH said:

Hi TheResearchFellow,

That's ok, I can reassign the license for you. All I need to know is where you got the image from.

KommaH

At 00:00, May 23, 2014

Patrol-CoachPatrol Coach said:

Oops! It looks like you accidentally approved a bad edit in while patrolling recent changes just now. That's okay though; you're still learning. I undid a batch of your recent patrols, to play it safe and have those edits reviewed again. I just want to make sure no bad edits were accepted while you're still learning your way around RC patrol.

If you haven't already, read our article on How to Patrol Recent Changes and give it another try! I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about patrolling. And remember, if you're not sure what to do, just press the "skip" button and you'll do fine :)

The Patrol Coach

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At 12:41, May 23, 2014

Loiswade42Lois Wade said:

Welcome.

May I suggest that you adjust your userpage "joined" wikiHow date to the long date format? May 9, 2014 is clearer than 9/5/14 because not everyone puts the day before the month in the short date format. Your short date could be read as if you had joined wikiHow in September of this year. (Grinning - making you a time traveler!)

At 04:34, May 25, 2014

AnnaAnna said:

Heya!

Thanks so much for helping out with patrolling! I know it can be a bit tricky at first, but don't worry - it's normal to get feedback, ask questions, and skip the edits you're not positive about. Do you have any questions so far?

Have you checked out How to Patrol Recent Changes yet? It has some really good advice about what to do with different kinds of edits - I found it handy when I started! Here are the basics out of that article for you, so that you can read them over before you do more patrolling:

  • Article edits: If they're accurate and helpful additions, keep them. If they're vandalism or involve unnecessary inclusions of brand names or external links, roll them back. If they are helpful but are not in wikiHow style, format, or the edit contains mistakes, do a Quick Edit to fix the edit.
  • New articles: If there's a blank space on the lefthand side, instead of an old version of the article, it means it's a new article. If there are mistakes in it, you can use Quick Edit to fix them up, or if you're not sure what needs fixing, just go ahead and skip them for now. New articles can be especially tricky!
  • User pages: Most edits here are okay. Only roll-back or question the edit if it's clearly vandalism or contains abusive content.
  • Talk pages: Generally, messages between talk pages that aren't vandalism or abuse are fine, too. You can mark them as patrolled, most of the time.
  • Discussion pages: Generally, most comments here are fine to patrol, but if you see obvious or repeat spamming, abusive or offensive content, you can remove it.


I hope you stick around and keep helping out. There are tons of ways to lend a hand! How are you enjoying the site so far?

At 07:39, Jun 02, 2014

AnnaAnna said:

Cool, I'm glad you are! I'm always curious to hear - what brought you to the site in the first place? I'm glad you decided to chip in!

Feel free to reach out any time if you have questions - I know patrolling in particular involves a lot of ins and outs to learn, so just skip over any edits you aren't sure of at first, and ask questions any time :)

At 16:30, Jun 02, 2014

AnnaAnna said:

Very cool! I'm glad you decided to :)

At 09:02, Jun 04, 2014

Otiz29George Otieno said:

thank you for that.....am still new around here

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At 09:18, Jun 04, 2014

WeirdlyawesomeWeirdlyawesome said:

Thank you so much for welcoming :) Really appreciate it. Feels good to be here. At least can help some people :)

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At 14:23, Jun 04, 2014

Niraj-ThapaNiraj Thapa said:

thanks sir

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At 14:29, Jun 04, 2014

Hailey-GirgesHailey Girges said:

Thanks for your edits on User_talk:Attahir.

I just wanted to let you know that chatting isn't good for our patrollers - it creates more work, so you might want to prevent chatting with others before it happens, by saying something else, such as "I'm always open to talk", etc. If you don't agree with this suggestion, I could give you more.

Thanks for helping out with welcoming new users, by the way! :)

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At 21:52, Jun 04, 2014

Hailey-GirgesHailey Girges said:

If you need any more help with welcoming users, you can read Welcome New wikiHow Users too.

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At 07:16, Jun 05, 2014

MaecarMaecar said:

hello zack... Im still learning about the site

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At 10:18, Jun 09, 2014

BRBR said:

Hi TheResearchFellow, I was trying to help out by patrolling recent changes and I ended up reverting the edit you made to Find Fertility Treatment in India. I wanted to give you the heads up on that because there's always the chance I made a mistake, and you were really just trying to make the page better. So if that's the case, please reply.

Greetings, and welcome to wikiHow.

I noticed that one of your recent edits has not been conducive to the best interests of wikiHow.

Unfortunately, people frequently place spam, vandalism, and irrelevant or abusive information on wikiHow. This is lamentable because it detracts from our goal of creating a useful, free how-to manual.

You may have done this edit as a test or in error as you were learning how wikiHow works. If so, please stick with us and try to learn how to edit constructively. Take the wikiHow Tour, read our Writer's Guide and Understand What wikiHow Is Not to learn how you can best contribute here.

I would be happy to work with you directly to help you learn your way around wikiHow. Please feel free to contact me by replying to this message or contact an Administrator for help.

Thank you!


Thanks for contributing to wikiHow. Just wanted to remind you that only Admins and New Article Boosters are allowed to remove {{Nfd}} templates. We like to give everyone time to participate on the discussion page of an article that has been nominated for deletion. Please leave your comments there as well. For questions, feel free to contact me, an Admin or the Help Team. Thanks.

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At 11:30, Jun 11, 2014

MaluniuMaluniu said:


Hey there TheResearchFellow!

It appears that you may have forgotten to assign a license to the pictures you recently uploaded. I just wanted to verify whether you made these pictures yourself or got them from somewhere else:

http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Screenshot1.JPG (not being used)
http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Screenshot2.JPG (not being used)
http://www.wikihow.com/Image:Screenshot3.JPG (not being used)

If this is a screenshot of computer software, let me know so I can tag the image as Fair Use. If you got it from a search engine, like Google or Bing, or a website you found, please let me know which site - images that are copyrighted can't be used on wikiHow and have to be removed, but you can search for images we already have permission to use by entering search terms in the Search area instead of uploading using the "Browse" button. For more information, see Import Freely Licensed Images Into wikiHow. If you're searching for images on the web, check to make sure they have a "Creative Commons" or "Public Domain" license associated with them (might be found near the picture, or in the site's Terms of Use), rather than "All Rights Reserved". If using Google Images, you can click on "Search Tools", then "Usage Rights", then "Labeled for Reuse".

Thanks again! If there's anything I can help you with now or in the future, don't hesitate to contact me or someone else in the wikiHow forums. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

At 15:59, Jun 11, 2014

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for editing Use Google Voice Search. I was just looking at the change you made while patrolling recent changes, and I think it might go against one of wikiHow's policies, so I undid it. It could be that I misunderstood your edit, though, so just let me know if you'd like me to put it back and we can probably figure something out.

At 07:10, Jun 12, 2014

MrappbrainMrappbrain said:

Hey! I have a question about the edit you made to User:Arcianas. I wasn't sure if you were trying to make the page better, or just experimenting, so I changed the page back for now. Either way, maybe I can help you find a better way to contribute here. Let me know if you'd like to discuss it!

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At 07:21, Jun 12, 2014

MrappbrainMrappbrain said:

Hi Fellow!

If you want to experiment, feel free to do so in the Sandbox . This article is meant to be edited just for the purpose of experimentation, so feel free to try out anything you want there, instead of editing people's userpages.

Thanks!

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At 08:30, Jun 12, 2014

Lutherus-ShyrilserLutherus said:

Hi TheResearchFellow, I was trying to help out by patrolling recent changes and I ended up reverting the edit you made to Find Best Computer IT Support & Computer Technical Support for Your Business. I wanted to give you the heads up on that because there's always the chance I made a mistake, and you were really just trying to make the page better. So if that's the case, please reply.

At 16:44, Jun 12, 2014

AnnaAnna said:

Sure - you reverted Hailey's quick edit here to remove your signature from the article. We don't include signatures or author names in articles, since they're already listed under the author list at the top, and in the history :)

At 16:46, Jun 12, 2014

AnnaAnna said:

I also saw that you marked Create Roof Top Organic Plantation as patrolled and I wanted to ask you a favor - since the NAB backlog has been really long lately and is growing longer, we're trying to encourage patrollers to handle new articles a little differently: if you don't mind, can you either skip them, or do some editing/templating, rather than just marking them patrolled?

When you patrol a new article, you're the first person to ever see it, so it's a bit like you're quality control! It really helps the Boosters out if you can either fix up any formatting/copyediting mistakes on the spot, or add templates for future work, like {{stub}} (for very brief articles that need expansion), {{copyedit}}, {{format}}, or {{cleanup}}. Or, if you think they qualify for deletion under our Deletion Policy, you can go ahead and add a specific NFD template, with the appropriate three-letter code. Of course, it's always better to work on an article rather than delete it if possible, but sometimes there are some that really need to be marked for review and possible removal.

If you just mark them at that stage, they can sit unnoticed and unedited for a long time if they don't get seen in NAB right away - so if you don't want to edit on the spot, skipping the means that other editors can take a shot, instead :)

Does this make sense? Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about it. Thanks so much!

At 07:25, Jun 13, 2014

AnnaAnna said:

To add a template, you'd need to Quick Edit the article. If you're not sure what that is, definitely time to read up on how to Patrol Recent Changes. Quick editing is a big part of patrolling :)

Check out How to Use Templates on wikiHow, too. Hope they help! If you have more questions after reading, let me know!

At 07:35, Jun 13, 2014

AnnaAnna said:

Cool! Then the templates article should help, and you'll be on your way with it. It works just the same through a Quick Edit as through a full edit -- use the squiggly brackets and the right word/capitalization, and you're good to go.

Some of the go-to options are {{format}} (for articles that need to meet our formatting guidelines), {{copyedit}} (for articles with grammar/spelling/punctuation mistakes), {{cleanup}} (for articles that need a lot of general help), {{stub}} (for articles that are pretty bare bones and could use expanding to be helpful), and our NFD templates. Those are the key ones to know about as you patrol - thanks for asking!

At 02:06, Jul 15, 2014

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey! Nice job writing up How to Use Duckduckgo :) I love the screenshots too! Do you use this service yourself?

At 02:48, Jul 16, 2014

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I'm glad you like it! =)

At 14:33, Sep 02, 2014

Mash317MA said:

Swans On The Test 4918.jpg
Wow - Nice New Article!

Congratulations on starting a useful page on wikiHow!

People come to wikiHow because of contributions like yours.

Keep it up!

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At 10:09, Sep 04, 2014

RG-Dhruv-ParikhRG Dhruv Parikh said:

Thanks for your edits on Use Cryptool to Test Ciphers. Thanks for starting a new article here! Unfortunately, I noticed that your article doesn't appear to have enough content to be useful to readers, so I nominated it for deletion as incomplete, because we don't generally keep articles that don't provide written instructions.

If it's just that you weren't finished with it, please edit the page and write {{inuse}} at the very beginning. This will tell our editors that you need another week or two to finish the page. Don't remove the {{nfd}} tag, though! When you've finished writing the article, someone else will remove it for you.

If you're not sure what to write, read our article on how to use information from other sites and how to cite it properly.

I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for starting an article on wikiHow! I just wanted to let you know that it's been categorized as a stub, meaning that it's a good outline (and we're glad you started it!), but still has some room to grow. We want to be sure that the article has enough step-by-step details in it so that a person reading it can accomplish this task from start to finish.

Do you have any more information you can add? You can also get details from other sites, as long as you put them in your own words and reference them. Either way, it's off to a good start. It'll be great to see how it develops! If there is anything I can do to help you expand the article or get around on wikiHow, please let me know!

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At 16:09, Sep 04, 2014

RG-Dhruv-ParikhRG Dhruv Parikh said:

Just complete it or place an {{inuse}} tag or it might get deleted!

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At 07:43, Sep 05, 2014

MrappbrainMrappbrain said:

Thanks for your edits on Use Cryptool to Test Ciphers.

Hey Research Fellow,

Awesome work saving the article from deletion. Thumbs up for that!

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At 09:02, Sep 05, 2014

RG-Dhruv-ParikhRG Dhruv Parikh said:

Great work there! I notified on it's discussion page. The tag would be removed soon.

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At 22:54, Sep 22, 2014

WritingEnthusiast14Writing Enthusiast said:

Hey there!

I noticed that you have recently published an article here and wanted to say thanks. Contributing new articles to wikiHow is one of the best ways to help out! I did want to reach out, though, because it appears that the article you submitted is very similar to an article on another website:

http://dota2.gamepedia.com/Template:Userbox

Did you use that as your research source? Don't panic - lots of people don't realize that copying text from other sites is against copyright law. I can just have the article deleted, or maybe you'd like to rewrite it in your own words? Or if you are the original author/copyright holder, reply to this message and confirm that you are giving permission for it to be posted here. Then I can make a note of it on the article.

If you don't confirm that you are the original author, we will unfortunately need to delete the page from wikiHow. Thanks for your understanding and your contributions here!

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At 07:21, Sep 26, 2014

Patrol-CoachPatrol Coach said:

Oops! It looks like you accidentally approved a bad edit in while patrolling recent changes just now. That's okay though; you're still learning. I undid a batch of your recent patrols, to play it safe and have those edits reviewed again. I just want to make sure no bad edits were accepted while you're still learning your way around RC patrol.

If you haven't already, read our article on How to Patrol Recent Changes and give it another try! I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about patrolling. And remember, if you're not sure what to do, just press the "skip" button and you'll do fine :)

The Patrol Coach

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At 14:36, Sep 26, 2014

WritingEnthusiast14Writing Enthusiast said:

Thanks for your edits on Email a Video Link to a Specific Time.

Hi there!
I see you were trying to request author collaboration on your article. The proper template is actually {{arc}}, and it goes on the discussion page. I've already fixed it up for you, though. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! :)

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At 14:02, Sep 29, 2014

MaluniuMaluniu said:

Hey there, I noticed you attempted to create a User Information Box (UIB)? I went ahead and moved it to the Template mainspace, http://www.wikihow.com/Template:User-Public-Transport . If you wanted to continue creating it, you may want to go ahead and change the attributes of the UIB (especially omitting the dark colors, so people can see writing).

At 00:10, Oct 01, 2014

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Nice screenshot additions to Localize Your BBC! You were even featured here :) http://forums.wikihow.com/discussion/12525/community-achievements-of-the-week-9.30.14

At 01:33, Oct 06, 2014

AdelaideAdelaide said:

At 14:30, Oct 13, 2014

GrahamsterGrahamster said:

Hi TheResearchFellow. Thank you for starting a new article on wikiHow!

I noticed that a title you started (How to Light a Campfire) is very similar to a title we already have: How to Build a Campfire. It looks like they might be duplicates! On wikiHow, we consider two articles to be duplicates when their titles are practically interchangeable (even if the content is different). When we find a duplicate, we then work to make make sure all the information ends up consolidated on one page, typically the one with the simpler, more commonly searched title. That way, our readers can find everything about that particular topic in one place.

If you agree that the title you started is a duplicate, you can help by adding your how-to advice to the other page. The duplicate page will eventually get redirected to the other page, and we don't want to lose all the great information you provided. If you don't think your article is actually a duplicate, feel free to leave a note on the discussion page (which you can find here) explaining why, and let me know, too. Sometimes we make mistakes, and we definitely don't want to merge it if it is different!

If you have any questions or need help with anything, just reply to this message. Thanks again for contributing!

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At 18:12, Oct 13, 2014

GrahamsterGrahamster said:

I see that. However the article, build a campfire, already has a section on lighting it. However your article has some tips that build a campfire does not. So I suggested the information would be merged on the original article.

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At 14:54, Oct 14, 2014

1d8skej1d8skej said:

Hello could you help my wikihows? thx.

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At 01:33, Oct 17, 2014

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey there,

Just wanted to give you two quick updates about patrolling!

First thing: You can now mark new articles as patrolled without adding templates or fixing them, if you want. We implemented a change which pretty much makes new articles "invisible" until they are boosted. You can learn more here: http://forums.wikihow.com/discussion/12783/step-1-of-operation-article-hatchery-de-indexing-new-articles-by-default/p1

Second thing: There's a bug in RC patrol right now that causes it to stall every 3-4 patrols sometimes. This is really frustrating and we're trying to fix it, but we still need to patrol edits and there's a way to get around it (described here).

Hope this info helps. Let me know if you have any questions! And please patrol if you get the chance! :)

At 20:06, Oct 17, 2014

KrystleKrystle said:

You're welcome :)

At 15:34, Nov 19, 2014

Jonas-DralleJonas Dralle said:

Well, thanks for the gratulation.

I don't get the point about the german who sells stone for $3

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KrystleKrystle said:

Interesting work on Examine DNA Strands with Protease and Ethanol. Did you do this for class? Work?

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