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Hello! This is where you can leave me a message. Feel free to ask for help using wikiHow, request for me to change the title of an article, or ask if I'm able to illustrate your article. I'm a little quiet, but always happy to help out.

I'm not an admin, so if you need something more advanced than article polishing or title changing, try Anna or Krystle.

At 15:33, May 14, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Hey hey Luna,

I really appreciate your Wikivis note. It's not an odd request at all. It's a very valid request, and something I know the team has already been working on in a semi-related way lately. As you may know, we've been working on various efforts to have article steps reviewed -- in certain topics, by any community members and readers who are willing to try them out (origami, cooking, etc), and in other areas by folks with certifications/expertise/etc (mental health, law, veterinary, etc). Now that the basic process is up and running (still a bit experimental, but - jogging at least!), the wikiHaus folks extended that arm to making sure that the reviewer also gives image feedback, particularly for health and vet topics. So, this as it turns out is a good extension of that!

I'll talk to Thom, Brooke, and Daniel about it today and I'm sure they'll appreciate it. Some of the images you've likely come across are from much older eras of the project where the style and priorities were still in evolution -- and generally, they're probably from artists we no long work with. So if you see any bad ones, pleaaase do just remove them (or let me know and I can). I'm fairly certain that the kind of sensitivity you're talking about is already a style priority going forward, but I will certainly pass on the request all the same and reinforce the importance of that with your insights! Thank you so much -- for the feedback, and for all the great wikiGnome category cleanup you've been doing there!!

At 22:07, May 26, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Nah, you can "force" it back into NAB by putting the NAB link in front: http://www.wikihow.com/Special:Newarticleboost/Deal-with-Consumer-Complaints-Online

Click the star from there, and all should work! I'm happy to double check for you, too.

In future cases, if you find an RS while you're boosting, you can just use the star and that promotes/RS's at same time. Similarly, the merge button or NFD selection demotes at same time. And then there's regular ol' promote or demote if you're not doing any of the above :)

At 22:13, May 26, 2015

Foxy-RoxyFoxy Roxy said:

Hey Luna! (can I call you that?) I made my article: Help an Angry Autistic Person, and if you wanted to add pictures that would be great!!!! :) thanks!

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At 23:06, May 26, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Nice - yep, the RS and promotion messages go through automatically, if an article is promoted with no tags on it (stub/copyedit/etc). But you're always welcome to leave personal notes, too, if you like!

Def agree on the Title category overload. It's been even higher at times, believe it or not...! I think the kicker for a tool is that many editors don't know the wikiHow:Title Policy and wikiHow:Merge Policy very thoroughly, so it's not likely to get a ton of use; that's why it's always been more of a "wikiGnome" task, from the Admin tab for Admins/Boosters only. But I could see tackling that backlog being a goal down the line... that and the Merge backlog. The NAB backlog, believe it or not, is slowly but surely getting there! We're at around 5200 in the backlog now, and we were at 14000 or so just a couple of months ago. So it'd be neat to organize a drive on the title backlog once that's done and dusted! What kind of format would you envision for a tool?

At 18:58, May 29, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Hey Hey Lovely Luna,

Sorry, I know I've been bombarding you with emails and messages lately -- hope I'm not coming off as total overload! But I do have a question for you, when you have a sec :)

Are you familiar yet with our project to review/verify articles? Just in case not... There's an effort going on here at the wikiHaus to ask credentialed (ideally PhD, but it depends on the field) experts to review articles, offer feedback, and then give them a stamp of approval from their professional perspective. So far, this has been really neat - a lot of articles have undergone big improvements because of it, and seeing that review/verification note seems really helpful for readers to know they can trust the advice. You can see a couple of examples in the top right corner at How to Become a Stronger Woman and How to Get Rid of Depression.

Anywho, back to the reason I'm contacting you -- Carrie and Emma, who run this project, are keen to get some review going on autism titles as part of the effort. But they are wary of accidentally bringing in any experts who don't really have the right background or approach to review the advice. We're so stoked and proud of the work you've done in this area, and want to include you in the process to make sure that none of the amazing work you've done to include the autistic perspective here gets undone. Above all else, that needs to be preserved!

Typically, we would send titles that are set to be verified through an editing fellow first (because a lot of them have accuracy or helpfulness issues at the get-go), then get expert feedback, and then make any fixes needed before final verification. But in these cases, since your work on many of these titles has already been so thorough, we're thinking it might be better to go to a supportive and well-versed expert first, get the feedback, and then tackle any edits from there as needed. So we're sort of noodling on what kind of expert to try to bring in. They have a learning development specialist who could be a good fit, but Carrie also asked for suggestions of organizations she might be able to reach out to. Do you have any organizations or even professionals you'd recommend we try to contact? From the point of view of these technically being medical titles, reaching out to experts with credentials in the area is important, but we also want it to be someone who understands the issues on a deeper level than, say, having read the DSM (!) and is sensitive to keeping the autistic perspective in the topics. If you have any ideas, or any thoughts or concerns on the whole thing, please do share (via talk, or email if you prefer).

I showed Carrie some of the work you've been doing, by the way, and she has been so thrilled to see it. We're hoping verification can be a real asset on these titles to help readers know they can trust the advice -- but above all it's important to us that we get the right reviewer and the right titles, to make sure we stay far far away from anyone who would seek to pathologize the topics!

At 19:21, May 29, 2015

AlabasterAlabaster said:

Hey, Luna,

I saw a little back and forth between you and Adelaide on the subject of automatic welcome messages sent by the welcome bot.

The username of a recently active booster or admin is used by the bot for these messages. Your username will be used in a rotation among the pool of recently active admins and boosters unless Don't allow my account to welcome new users is checked in the wikiHow tab of My Preferences (available from the drop-down list that appears when you hover over MY PROFILE in the green bar overhead).

At 20:15, May 29, 2015

AlabasterAlabaster said:

Hey Luna,

I also saw Anna's reply to you that details how to force an article back into the NAB queue and thought you might like these links which I have in a persistent footer:

  • [[Special:Newarticleboost/{{PAGENAME}}|<font color=red>Boost</font>]]
  • [[Special:MovePage/{{PAGENAME}}|<font color=red>Move</font>]]
  • [[Special:Managepagelist/{{PAGENAME}}|<font color=red>RS</font>]]

These links allow you to visit a page, then boost, move, or RS it easily.

Note: A persistent footer is formed by adding a footer to your Mylinks page so that the links show on almost every wikiHow page. If you want to know how to create your own persistent footer, I can do make one for you, then you can edit it to make it your own or I can give you guidance. Once you see how handy it is, you will probably be stuck.

At 20:41, May 29, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Hahah, not to worry - I got all the good info, line breaks or not, so it's all good, minus the wikitext frustration for you! Don't you hate technology sometimes? :)

Thank you so much for those resources. Carrie is now armed with some great starting points for reaching out, and she'll take a look deeper into it next week. Very much appreciated, and I'll keep you in the loop!

Oh, and no worries at all on the other emails -- I'm just sorry to bombard you with so many messages about all the visual options and now this! You're a champ for putting up with my wordy wordiness, and no rush at all on the visual stuff. Just wanted to make sure you were in the loop for all the implications there, too :)

At 22:35, May 29, 2015

HumanBeingHumanBeing said:

Don't give up. wikiHow needs you. I need you. So often yours are the only decent contributions in a whole pile of......Hope you find this message supportive and you appreciate that there are people here who value what you contribute.

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At 21:46, Jun 04, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I have some good news - you were featured in our weekly Community Achievements! Thanks for all you do around here, and keep up the awesome work!

At 21:39, Jun 08, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on User_talk:Wikivisual. Beautiful replacements! Yep, absolutely, if you want to redo any, go for it - just let us know so they don't get replaced again. Or if you prefer not to actually redo them but just to let me know when you find unhelpful ones, that's okay too, and I can put them on their list for a redo. Either way :)

At 01:13, Jun 11, 2015

CatloversCatlovers said:

yeah I'm doing an article on how to cook your cat Enjoy!

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At 01:26, Jun 11, 2015

CatloversCatlovers said:

next we'll be publishing how to make honey soy kitten

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At 23:05, Jun 11, 2015

CatloversCatlovers said:

HI GUYS ANY OF U LIKE CAT?

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At 23:05, Jun 11, 2015

CatloversCatlovers said:

WE HAVE A SPECIAL ACOUNT HERE FOR GOURMET CAT RECIPES

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At 23:05, Jun 11, 2015

CatloversCatlovers said:

ANYONE FANCY HONEY SOY KITTEN

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At 03:28, Jun 12, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna! Thanks as always for all your awesome work, and congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements :) I hope you keep helping out around here! Thanks so much!

At 17:31, Jun 14, 2015

MissUnicornLoverMercedes Alexis Rayne Stephenson said:

Thank you so so much Luna! That's 2 articles fully published in one day (-; you're fantastic! Love to you and your sis

At 08:34, Jun 15, 2015

HumanBeingHumanBeing said:

Thanks for your edits on Propose with a Note in the Book Your Girlfriend Is Reading. I specially like the little warning about the extra material bit at the end of a book. I hate when I think there's still plot, intrigue and entertainment left in a book and it turns out to just be a taster of a totally different book! Good work, as always.

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At 21:43, Jun 15, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for all the awesome stuff you did to help out last week :)

At 19:04, Jun 16, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for the ANB report, Luna - I responded here. Hope that helps! I'm a new admin, still on my trial period - so please let me know if I made the wrong decision or if there's anything I could've done better. Thanks again!

At 19:24, Jun 16, 2015

SarahBSarahB said:

Hi there Luna! just passing by to say that I love the articles and edits you make to hard to deal with subjects. You work really hard for wikiHow and I always read the articles you have made or edited as they are so full of relevant and useful information - thank you. Kind regards Sarah

Sarah B (talk) 19:24, 16 June 2015 (GMT)

At 16:27, Jun 17, 2015

Sofia-the-fairysofia said:

hi luna

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At 17:32, Jun 17, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thank you so much! It just seems like I did a little more work than necessary, though; I think that user knew that they were trolling, and it seems that my thorough, helpful approach was a bit much work, so I'll be using a briefer and less helpful style in future. By the way, this user has been blocked for a week, but if you see any more trolling afterwards, please let me know or report issues on the Administrator Notice Board so it can be taken care of. Usually those trolls are blocked, lose interest, and never come back anyway though...

Adelaide

At 18:03, Jun 17, 2015

Escher-ObergEscher Oberg said:

Thanks MissLunaRose

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At 18:04, Jun 17, 2015

MooMooTheShadowCowLPSMooMooTheShadowCowLPS said:

Thanks Luna!

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At 13:36, Jun 18, 2015

Supun-MadusankaSupun Madusanka said:

my micromax x3203 mobile phone not run java apps help me plc plc

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At 18:20, Jun 18, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Wow, nice boost on How to Propose with a Note in the Book Your Girlfriend Is Reading! You dramatically improved that article. Kudos!

At 18:54, Jun 18, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Deal With Emotionally Abusive Parents. I appreciate your looking out for this one! I've passed the title on to Carrie so hopefully we can get an expert edit on it to deal with some of the issues and get more researched and reputable advice in there. Thanks Luna!

At 16:05, Jun 19, 2015

MissUnicornLoverMercedes Stephenson said:

Happy Ramadan!

At 17:52, Jun 19, 2015

SarahBSarahB said:

Hi there Miss Luna Rose, I saw the illustrations you made for Become Less Shy (for Autistic People) They are fantastic and you are exceptionally talented. I have problems just drawing a circle!

At 18:34, Jun 19, 2015

EmojacquesbrelEmojacquesbrel said:

Hello! Thank you for the images/expansion on http://www.wikihow.com/Become-Less-Shy-(for-Autistic-People). They work really well! You can definitely get the article off the WikiVisual list.

(P.S. I'm autistic too! :))

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At 17:14, Jun 20, 2015

SarahBSarahB said:

Hi there, glad it's not just me that cannot draw a circle! kind regards, Sarah

At 23:07, Jun 21, 2015

XxVxXXxVxX said:

Thank you for improving it. It definitely no longer meets the deletion criteria.

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At 01:23, Jun 22, 2015

LalaCloudyLalaCloudy said:

Hi Luna, i really like your color of this, i am also going to help you (as i am an artist) and i will try to help in any way. You are supposedly a really nice person (defiantly) and i am NOT the best at spelling so yeah. But we could become friends very easily and quickly so please, could you message my talk page so i could see you and we could talk about new wikiHow projects to do. Maybe even together bye

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At 14:10, Jun 22, 2015

Debjani-SyamDebjani Syam said:

Thank you so much! I appreciate all your help and promoting my page. I was wondering if you'd like to start a conversation about my article or anything that you'd like?

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At 17:40, Jun 22, 2015

MissUnicornLoverMercedes Stephenson said:

Just nominated you for Community Acheivements (-:

At 18:40, Jun 24, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Passed on both your Wikivis exclusions! I won't necessarily bother to notify you ever time but rest assured I'm getting them. If you do prefer I let you know they've been received, I can -- just let me know :)

Loved the edits and expansion, as usual!!

At 18:41, Jun 26, 2015

Karin-WeissKarin Weiss said:

Hello! Anna told me that you write on a lot of the autism and other disability articles! I just started on wikiHow, and I would love to work with you. Right now I'm just super excited about getting requests relating to autism answered. I've just been writing whatever I can think of on the requests, and I'll go back later if I come up with more details.

It's so awesome to see someone here who is also autistic and likes to write advice for people dealing with autism in themselves or family members. :]

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At 20:08, Jun 26, 2015

VishwavijayVishwavijay said:

Hi, how are you? :) I just saw the comic link you posted on the forum and its so powerful. Whow. Thanks allllllllllllllllllllllllllllot! Lots of love.

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At 01:32, Jun 28, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey Luna,

Just wanted to check on your boosting trial! How are things going? Do you have any questions about boosting that I can answer?

At 13:54, Jun 28, 2015

Lifeinthesaddle24Lifeinthesaddle24 said:

How do I write articles?

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At 14:25, Jun 28, 2015

Snowflake_2748Snowflake_2748 said:

Thanks!

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At 15:18, Jun 28, 2015

MegialmadhiMegialmadhi said:

hi i really want to be friends do you want to

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At 15:19, Jun 28, 2015

MegialmadhiMegialmadhi said:

hello can you send a message to my talk page

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At 15:34, Jun 28, 2015

Zoey-NessZoey Ness said:

thanks so much! do ya mind if I call ya Rose?

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At 16:24, Jun 28, 2015

Akshay-lakhaneAkshay lakhane said:

hi

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At 16:26, Jun 28, 2015

Akshay-lakhaneAkshay lakhane said:

please tell my mobile slow how repair please tell me

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At 16:27, Jun 28, 2015

Fire_fly-567Fire_fly 567 said:

Thank you so much Luna

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At 16:39, Jun 28, 2015

Sai-anurag45Sai anurag45 said:

thank u for giving the chance thank u i will prove what am i

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At 16:40, Jun 28, 2015

Sai-anurag45Sai anurag45 said:

and hii rose

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At 17:14, Jun 28, 2015

117.199.15.217117.199.15.217 said:

thanks for your message Luna.In spite of your disability you are creatively very active which proves that physical disability is not the end of life.It is the mind that matters.If you have a strong mind you can do anything.And your case is a good example for it.

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At 19:40, Jun 28, 2015

FrontpageFrontpage said:

please help me i want to start singing and i wonna write those songs by my self, please give me an idea

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At 19:49, Jun 28, 2015

HBabuHari Babu said:

hiii

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At 20:41, Jun 28, 2015

Kim-SharonKim Sharon said:

Hii Miss Luna!! I need your help

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At 21:02, Jun 28, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thank you so much for removing the derogatory language regarding mental illnesses. Your doing that is very considerate to people with mental illnesses, and I do not believe that people should be insulted for disabilities; they should get the help they need. Using insults is neither fair nor kind or considerate, and I always love seeing your shiningly mature perspective with each wonderful edit you make. :)

Adelaide

At 00:47, Jun 29, 2015

V12345V12345 said:

Thanks for the message and I will let you know if I need help or I have a question.

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At 01:25, Jun 29, 2015

Majestic-TacoMajestic Taco said:

wassup

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At 01:29, Jun 29, 2015

DrphluayLuay H. Mahmood said:

Thank You

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At 02:01, Jun 29, 2015

Majestic-TacoMajestic Taco said:

how can i type something in the forums?

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At 12:39, Jun 29, 2015

MegialmadhiMegialmadhi said:

ok luna thank you for saying me this i just want to talk with you sometimes

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At 12:08, Jun 30, 2015

MegialmadhiMegialmadhi said:

hey luna can i ask you something what is a water spideer

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At 21:20, Jun 30, 2015

Zoey-NessZoey Ness said:

ok that is fine luna. =>>>>>

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At 22:08, Jun 30, 2015

SarahBSarahB said:

Hi there, this is the person who cannot draw a circle! Just popping by to say that you did an amazing edit to Be Honest when She Asks if an Outfit Makes Her Look Fat. Kind regards, Sarah

At 22:50, Jun 30, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I saw your lovely message to Karin - I'm so glad you guys connected!

Have you seen any more funky autism category business since I deleted the redirect? Happy to have an engineer dig further if so!

At 04:43, Jul 01, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Wow, awesome job editing last week, Luna! You are always wonderful at this. I'm so glad you're a part of this community. :)

At 01:04, Jul 02, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Oh, you were featured in this week's Community Achievements - what a well-deserved honor!

At 16:15, Jul 02, 2015

MaluniuMaluniu said:

The forum thread has been open again :)

At 16:51, Jul 02, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Fight Ableism as a Nondisabled Person to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 19:43, Jul 02, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I'm so happy you feel that way, Luna! Boosting your own articles is completely fine, but generally, giving rising stars to yourself is generally inadvisable and frowned upon here, since that type of self-recognition may be seen as conceited. If you feel as if your article deserves a rising star, it's best to let the process happen naturally...if a booster thinks the article deserves it, he or she will mark it as a rising star. :) But that's a great and very well-thought out question you raise!

Speaking of which, congrats on the rising star you received for Fight Ableism as a Nondisabled Person. You completely deserved it. Once again, you wrote a very helpful guide brimming with positive advice and mature perspective.

At 23:34, Jul 02, 2015

Maria-MyersMaria Myers said:

ok thanks

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At 13:24, Jul 03, 2015

Prince-PrincePrince Prince said:

i'm so happy

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At 17:09, Jul 03, 2015

MissUnicornLoverMercedes Stephenson said:

Thanks Luna, you're really kind. However, it felt like @Isorythmic was being kinda rude, maybe it's just me being sensitive? Thanks though, you're a lovely person X

At 23:49, Jul 03, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey Luna! I just wanted to check in on why you removed the images from Be Healthier Without a Dramatic Lifestyle Change - were the older images better? If you have feedback on Wikivisual images, you can always post on the talk page and Anna or Krystle will look into it. :) Thanks for your awesome editing help, anyhow!

At 00:31, Jul 04, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Oh, ok! Thanks for the reply on that.

At 00:56, Jul 04, 2015

EmilykeiperEmilykeiper said:

hi how are you

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At 00:56, Jul 04, 2015

EmilykeiperEmilykeiper said:

how are you

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At 10:32, Jul 04, 2015

DjkyteDjkyte said:

Hello, I have made an article and I would like to delete it, how can I do it? I deleted everything, but the article still is there, how should I proceed? Link to the article: http://www.wikihow.com/Install-a-Non-Playstore-App-on-Android-Phone

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At 16:06, Jul 04, 2015

Parcus-GroupParcus Group said:

Thanks! I sure will. - <a href="http://parcusgroup.com" onmousedown="this.href='http://parcusgroup.com';">Parcus Group</a>

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At 21:10, Jul 04, 2015

Mix-WilliamMix William said:

I new a friend to chat with

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At 21:11, Jul 04, 2015

Mix-WilliamMix William said:

I need a friend to chat with

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At 21:32, Jul 04, 2015

AfshaThePenguinAfshaThePenguin said:

Thanks MissLunaRose! Happy to be here

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At 21:40, Jul 04, 2015

Mix-WilliamMix William said:

I want to make a friends but i dont know how to make it

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At 21:41, Jul 04, 2015

Mix-WilliamMix William said:

Because i am new

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At 22:16, Jul 04, 2015

Mix-WilliamMix William said:

I do not understand how to do iy

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At 00:38, Jul 05, 2015

BadoxilBadoxil said:

likewise also new here

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At 18:36, Jul 05, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I just chose your article on how to Cope with Loud Fireworks if You're Autistic to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 18:11, Jul 06, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Wow, you've been on a roll this weekend! I just entered all your new illustrated articles onto the Wikivisual list, so hopefully they'll exclude them soon and we'll be all set for those. Thanks for tackling so many now beautiful topics, even those that are more difficult to illustrate helpfully. Your images never cease to impress :)

At 01:06, Jul 07, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

" I had done the article's original illustrations, which WikiVisual replaced. Anna told me that in these cases I could roll back the images to my ones."

Oh, ok - always feel free to restore the old images then. :) Thanks for the reply!

At 04:44, Jul 07, 2015

GarsheppGarshepp said:

Thanks Miss, Good job on Play the Rejection Therapy Game. I started it, but didn't polish it up by revising it until it was smooth. Your edits helped make it easier to grasp, I believe.

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At 17:36, Jul 08, 2015

KrystleKrystle said:

Hi there,

I'm running an official wikiHow editor survey and I was wondering if you could help out by participating? This survey should take you about 10-15 minutes to complete. You can learn more about this research here. I would really appreciate it if you could take it within a week. We have a wonderful community here and I'm eager to get a better idea of who contributes and why :)

http://qeasttrial.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e5MtnDeIIrsUP7T

Let me know if you have any questions at all about this!

At 20:39, Jul 09, 2015

HueyHuey said:

how do you create your own article

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At 22:56, Jul 09, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thumbs up for adding warnings about police violence. Very important.

At 01:11, Jul 10, 2015

KrystleKrystle said:

Thanks for filling it out! I actually wanted to do that, but since the results of this survey are going to be compared to results from other surveys which only have binary options, we had to keep it uniform to those :( In the future, though, I'd love to do more surveys, with more flexibility in terms of how we can set it up, and that would include more options for gender (and race/ethnicity - setting up those questions made me cringe!).

At 05:41, Jul 10, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I completely agree with you there.

At 13:02, Jul 10, 2015

Julie-ann-andaponJulie ann andapon said:

ok thank you very much lunarose im so happy now because i found these website and its very helpful to me. sincerely julie ann

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At 17:55, Jul 10, 2015

Joseph-PayetteJoseph Payette said:

Miss LunaRose, Thanks, I'm here to learn, but I might have some skills to share.

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At 18:00, Jul 10, 2015

Dannielle-HarrisonDannielle Harrison said:

thanks and can i make a quiz on here?

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At 19:40, Jul 10, 2015

KrystleKrystle said:

"I wonder if wikiHow would be willing to add nonbinary genders anyway."

Do you mean add to the survey, or on another part of the site? I can't do it to this survey because of the way it's set up and the comparative goals of the project (statistically, some questions have to be the same across the board) but I would definitely consider it for future surveys that don't have to be comparative (and then perhaps others will compare their survey results to ours!).

At 01:16, Jul 14, 2015

Rand-MajidRand Majid said:

Thanks..

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At 21:00, Jul 14, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for the heads-up on the Wikivisual page about the expansion - noted! I also saw that they replaced pics on the school anxiety article, probably because it was on their list before you filled out the form (not sure Daniel has processed this week's exclusions yet, actually). I rolled back, though! Feel free to check them out if you want to - but personally I like yours :)

At 22:34, Jul 14, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Just wanted to drop by to say thanks so much for all the amazing stuff you're doing around here. All I see from you is wonderful, quality work, and I hope you continue to contribute even more. :)

At 04:11, Jul 15, 2015

MaluniuMaluniu said:

Hey there! Look out for How to Recognize Autism Symptoms in Yourself being featured next Friday (July 24th)!!

At 00:55, Jul 17, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I'm afraid I am not completely sure, but wikiHow does have its share of bad people, people who make dangerous threats, but generally yes, I do think you would be able to report the issue on the Administrator Notice Board in order to bring it to an admin's attention.

At 01:13, Jul 17, 2015

JuanlabradorJuanlabrador said:

Hi to everyone, is a pleasure be in this page to know about enough things. about the people that threats bad to you, only ignore them, they are nothig. You have to listen and pay attention to good people, with wisdom and respect to everyone. Enjoy the live in the best way.

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At 01:49, Jul 17, 2015

Aysha-PidotoAysha Pidoto said:

Thankyou Luna for welcoming me to the wikihow community. I will enjoy helping the world. I feel like wikihow is a family for people like me. A family of knowledge and how-to guides.

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At 02:07, Jul 17, 2015

WritingLoverIIWritingLoverII said:

Hello :) thank's for welcoming me. And actually I do have a question : How do u add a picture to your article ?

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At 04:08, Jul 17, 2015

MarinaMarina said:

Hey MissLunaRose! Saw your message on Adelaide's talkpage. Just wanted to provide some more details it looks like she might've missed. Yep, you can report that on the Administrator Notice Board which she linked above, and you can also even let some active admins know immediately through talkpage messages. Being a feminist like you, I should be able to help out a bit, so if you see me active, pleasee let me know right away! Generally, however, the admin notice board is best. :) After this, what usually happens is a page is protected if it's abused often with hate or spam. Here's a page which has more details for you! http://www.wikihow.com/wikiHow:Protected-Page-Guidelines

I'll reassure you, however, that this is a rare thing to happen. We've had a few feminist articles and they've never been protected. What you're envisioning is very rare and your article should be alright. I know being a feminist can be tough- But we're made for strength! :)

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At 07:56, Jul 17, 2015

FlicketyFlickety said:

I just chose your article on how to Support Men As a Feminist to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 13:10, Jul 17, 2015

HumanBeingHumanBeing said:

Was sad to read you were worried you article Support Men As a Feminist might cause you some strife. I sincerely hope it doesn't because I thought it was brilliant! Anyone who has a nasty thought about you for writing that doesn't deserve to be called a man, or a woman or even a human being! You make great points throughout the article that any decent, respectful person can't object to. Top work.

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At 18:27, Jul 17, 2015

EmojacquesbrelEmojacquesbrel said:

Hey MissLunaRose,

As a sort-of-feminist/equalist myself, I can understand what it's like to be ridiculed for having these ideas. Here's a bit of advice from me:

- Don't read the discussion section. Wikihow is a collaborative community and the discussion section focuses on the contents of the article itself, not its creator. Any issues that arise can be fixed by anyone on Wikihow, so don't feel like you need to remain as the overseer of the article. - Don't reply to mean comments. I repeat: DON'T reply to mean comments. That is what trolls do - they want to make people angry and they want to KNOW when they make someone angry. If you reply, they've already won. They'll keep responding back and forth with you until you give up. Don't try it. - Respect that people are going to have different opinions. I know that people aren't supposed to leave mean comments on articles (which they rarely do anyway), but not everyone who looks up how to do something on Wikihow is going to be as progressive and open-minded as you are, MissLunaRose. But part of being open-minded is just that: accepting other points of view and moving on.

All in all, don't worry about it. You are awesome, and don't forget that. :)

-EJB

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At 22:45, Jul 17, 2015

JUAN-ANGEL-ALMENDAREZ-CASTILLOJUAN ANGEL ALMENDAREZ CASTILLO said:

Como consigo esta pagina en espaΓ±ol

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At 21:36, Jul 19, 2015

NurseliNurseli said:

Hi Lunarose , thank u very much for your helpfulness. I'll definitely let u know if i need help! :) Nurseli B.

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At 19:51, Jul 21, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Be Assertive Without Being Rude.

Just a really minor note on this one -- we sometimes try to avoid using the "ref name" structure for ref tags because we've noticed that later on, when the article gets edited by someone else, an initial reference can end up being removed and then the whole thing is lost for the other mentions, too. It's totally okay to still use them, but I just thought I'd explain why we generally tell our editing team not to - thought it might shed some light on what otherwise might look like repetitive linking. I've had the same question in the past! :)

At 19:55, Jul 21, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Testing testing 1 2 3... For some reason I don't see the message I just sent on your talk page, even though it's in the history? If you don't see it either let me know and we can dig into what's a-happening! Hopefully it's just something on my browser :)

At 14:57, Jul 22, 2015

Awesomenaomi21Awesomenaomi21 said:

thank you for your help.

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At 04:55, Jul 23, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I thought your edit to Clean when You Are Depressed was great, Luna! Thanks for chipping in :)

At 04:55, Jul 23, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Awesome work you did on Lead Up to a Kissing Scene in a Book!

At 13:36, Jul 23, 2015

ArianaswagiiAriana said:

Wait who is luna rose?

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At 13:37, Jul 23, 2015

ArianaswagiiAriana said:

Guys who has WeeWorld !!!!

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At 13:38, Jul 23, 2015

Goni-LawalGoni Lawal said:

i dont knwo

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At 14:10, Jul 23, 2015

Dawson298Dawson298 said:

thanks for the help.

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At 18:26, Jul 24, 2015

MissUnicornLoverMercedes Stephenson said:

WikiGnome Award
Why you won Thank you!
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The Awards Team current project is to find all the awesome wikiGnome's like you! We currently saw that you have been awesome at editing and patrolling! Thank you so much for all of the work that you have done for wikiHow behind the scenes! We truly couldn't do it without you. Also, why don't you join the Awards Team and help recognize other amazing editors!

At 16:48, Jul 25, 2015

Summu-NaseerudiinSummu Naseerudiin said:

hiiiiiiiiiiii

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At 17:34, Jul 25, 2015

Robiagrissom49Robiagrissom49 said:

Nice to meet you😊

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At 00:06, Jul 26, 2015

ChoicefreshChoicefresh said:

Hey! I overheard your name in the wikiHaus the other day (as an example of someone who illustrates their own articles) and I was just checking out some of the articles you've created. Incredible work! Your illustrations are terrific, too. I've never heard of stimming before. I'm also very interested in feminism, and a quick look at Support Men As a Feminist was really thought-provoking. I guess I have some reading material for the next few days :)

Cheers,
Liam

At 00:49, Jul 26, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for the work you did on Find Love if You're Overweight!

At 15:20, Jul 26, 2015

SarahBSarahB said about Drop Hints That You're LGBT:

Hey there, I wanted to let you know that I just promoted your article on How to Drop Hints That You're LGBT. That means it's now fully published and searchable so that readers can find your good advice! Nicely done :)

At 16:43, Jul 26, 2015

Ayosh-syAyosh sy said:

How do I publish things on the site? And why should that be? Do all the things that I know?

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At 16:47, Jul 26, 2015

Buisnessmaker112safia abdi said:

thanks i thought you might help me with my product

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At 22:53, Jul 26, 2015

AAfableAurora Afable said:

Cool. Thanks!

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At 00:03, Jul 27, 2015

Anastasia-Chantel-BurrowesAnastasia Chantel Burrowes said:

hi

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At 00:13, Jul 27, 2015

DewolfDewolf said:

Hi to you also. How kind! I usually don't join anything but this seems like a wonderful site.

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At 00:19, Jul 27, 2015

WaydinWaydin said:

thank you... glad to join this site and contribute what I can

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At 00:54, Jul 27, 2015

69.127.225.20769.127.225.207 said:

I loved the pictures you added to my article! Thanks! - Abby Connors

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At 12:50, Jul 28, 2015

Willing-Sonson willing said:

dat was nice finding you re its agrt pleasure

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At 12:51, Jul 28, 2015

Willing-Sonson willing said:

hey how are u

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At 13:24, Jul 28, 2015

GleemiczGleemicz said:

thanks Miss Luna , i'll try my best :)

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At 15:38, Jul 28, 2015

Ethan-DubEthan Dub said:

Thank you, How did you talk so fast? Did you use a talking bot..?

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At 15:55, Jul 28, 2015

Danielle-DurningDanielle said:

Thank you for the recognition! :)

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At 16:25, Jul 28, 2015

Danielle-DurningDanielle said:

Thank you; I'll bookmark that. It's always nice to meet another person on the spectrum! I'm looking forward to working with you in the future.

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At 04:39, Jul 29, 2015

SkyllfulCarter said:

Hi, MissLunaRose!

Your amazing contributions have been recognized. We have noticed your kind heart, and amazing problem solving skills. This is the Community Project saying thanks for your great dedication to the team and the site. Keep it up!

At 04:40, Jul 29, 2015

SkyllfulCarter said:

Hi there, MissLunaRose!

I've noticed your kindness, and tireless dedication to wikiHow lately, and was wondering if you'd be interested in joining the Community Project. We make wikiHow a better community by bringing the whole wikiHow community together in one big family. If this sounds good to you, add your name on the team page. Thanks for your help on wikiHow!

At 06:45, Jul 29, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey there Luna,

Thanks for all the great work you do around wikiHow :) I'm currently working on an accuracy outreach project to see how helpful articles are to readers, and I was wondering if you could help out with it. Your participation would great way to see if articles are accurate and having helpful enough info to be helpful to readers, and I think it would be a great β€œwikiGnome” project to work on. For ways that you can help out, check out this article: http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-Accuracy-Review-on-wikiHow

One good way to start would be to specify what topics that you are expert in, and then I can follow up and give you some titles to review. Then you can reply with your feedback and let me know if the article is accurate enough to be helpful to a reader. If you’re interested in that, can you fill out this form? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VPn47Rbpu8DcBPqmjcNDQMxXQW2CfS-xd4v3baZ-C4o/viewform

Let me know if you’re up for this!

Adelaide

At 18:19, Jul 29, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Stop Self Harming. Your hardcore category clean-up is much appreciated - way to wikiGnome! :)

At 22:16, Jul 29, 2015

FattomFattom said:

How can I be good person on my life

Thanks

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At 22:40, Jul 29, 2015

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Luna,

Any interest in trying out the topic-based email newsletter I'm experimenting with? I'm working on building a mailing list of people I can send questions to on various categories. You can pick the categories you want to subscribe to on this form and you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you're not interested, no worries at all :)

At 03:30, Jul 30, 2015

Adriaan-Van-ZylAdriaan said:

Nice edit Handle Younger Sisters when They Think They Are Boss!! :)

At 17:39, Jul 31, 2015

WritingEnthusiast14WritingEnthusiast14 said:

Hi Luna,

Although I haven't read the article myself, I thought you might find this recent article from the Signpost (Wikipedia's newsletter) interesting, considering what you recently said about your experience there. Thanks.

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At 22:27, Jul 31, 2015

KrystleKrystle said:

Aw, thanks for taking a look anyway! I'd like to include those categories but we're simultaneously getting help from professionals for stuff like that...At some point I will figure out a good way to combine that with readers' personal experiences and then I'll add those categories :)

At 17:22, Aug 02, 2015

Charlie-WalesCharlotte Wales said:

Hello Luna, I am very happy that I joined the wikiHow! Thank you for making me feel welcome! :)

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At 17:52, Aug 02, 2015

KAWAYA-INNOCENTKAWAYA INNOCENT said:

My pleasure

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At 18:11, Aug 02, 2015

Doolie92doolie92 said:

thank you

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At 19:42, Aug 02, 2015

Qrsh-jQrsh j said:

Thank you Luna

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At 20:33, Aug 02, 2015

Steven-A-BurdiSteven A Burdi said:

Hi Luna Glad to be aboard

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At 20:43, Aug 02, 2015

Shalini-B-SubramaniShalini B Subramani said:

Thank You Luna !! .... I just want to know what are all the things we can do with WIKIHOW.

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At 21:13, Aug 02, 2015

Ross-Gavin-BriggsRoss Gavin Briggs said:

thank you luna my name is katy using my fiancee's facebook account as mine has been hacked by my ex

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At 03:27, Aug 03, 2015

GarsheppGarshepp said:

When title topics are not the same, do not carry the same information in the title, where the title verb and object are different, then the articles are different. The content doesn't have much to do with it.

Example: There are hundreds of articles about dieting. Every diet is just a diet. So nfd all them but one called How to Diet. But, no that is not what we do. Why not? Because the titles are different, unique regardless of the content. So, who is going merge all that are not called Diet. Not me.

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At 03:36, Aug 03, 2015

GarsheppGarshepp said:

Please consider:

The "Thin Blue Line" is about the circumstances of the police as protection in a thin/bare, defensive line.

The "Blue" just means police, and so the two titles are totally different.

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At 04:09, Aug 03, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Hmm yea, I'm not sure I see the distinction between the two either- but I'm not deeply familiar with the topics or the research behind them myself. It might be a case where it's best for Garshepp to voice his opinion on the discussion page so that then the admins reviewing it in NFD Guardian can read it over? I'll suggest it to him!

At 03:19, Aug 04, 2015

GarsheppGarshepp said:

I put the content of "Thin Line" into [Fat] "Blue" and saved, then reverted it, to see comparison. It is 4829 bytes less. About 40% the size of your article: Not close to identical in purpose.

But, I'll work on a better distinction, "viva la differencia".

(cur | last)21:08, August 3, 2015β€Ž Garshepp (Talk | contribs)β€Ž m (3,023 bytes) (-4,829)β€Ž (comparing to other article that is nfd dup -- they not even close to the same amount of purpose of the article!) (rollback 1 edit | undo)

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At 12:00, Aug 04, 2015

GarsheppGarshepp said:

This is more like what I meant to do Act Against Anarchy and Barbarism While Supporting the Blue or maybe by supporting the thin ___ ____.

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At 12:08, Aug 04, 2015

GarsheppGarshepp said:

I have inuse on that Act to improve it within a few days.

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At 21:24, Aug 04, 2015

BluefizzBluefizz said:

Hi, I just want to say, thanks for all of the stuff you do on wH! I really like your art style and if I see an article with your art, I'll read it, regardless of what the topic is. :) How long have you been drawing?

~Bluefizz

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At 14:34, Aug 05, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Got that special request and passed it on! I'll watch the page, too, so that I can spot it quickly if anything concerning goes up. I appreciate the proactive approach about the potential on that step. Thanks Luna :)

At 02:55, Aug 06, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements!

At 16:53, Aug 06, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Hey hey Luna,

Carrie - who works with our Seymour Edits editors on integrating expert feedback into articles - asked me to reach out to you about an article. We recently had a round of mental health and medical feedback/editing on Deal-With-an-Autistic-Boyfriend. Let me preface before you even look that this is most definitely "in progress" -- and, more to the point, if you think it's not an improvement, we have no problem at all undoing the edit! Carrie more than happy to do that, no stress at all. We'd also be fine removing parts, adding parts of the old edit back in - whatever needs doing to get it in best shape.

Most of all, Carrie is interested to have your feedback on what they've changed so that we can hone the process and/or decide whether to even try expert review/verification on autism topics at the moment. We know there can be a push and pull between what mental health experts and the autistic community, and our goal is most certainly *not* to override your edits with theirs. Carrie wanted me to make it super clear that she is thoroughly in support of rolling back the edit if it's not an improvement, and that she really values getting your feedback on it, both as a big previous editor on the title and as an advocate for the autistic community.

She was also wondering about the title - it seems kind of, negative? Do you think there's a better wording we could change it to?

Thanks for any and all feedback you're willing to give! Please do be honest and even ruthless if needed - Carrie and us all would rather know now if it's missing the mark. Her main goal is to get learning from this one title to inform any parts of the process in future :)

At 10:00, Aug 07, 2015

Abdallah-MujathelAbdallah Mujathel said:

Miss Lunarose Thanks for your note

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At 15:26, Aug 07, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

That's great, Luna - I saw your edits and gave Carrie a glimpse of them yesterday, and she was so excited to see them. She really hopes that she can use that feedback to work closely with the mental health professional and the editor to go over your changes and really glean some learnings for the future.

I'm going to send her your message as well, because those are some good insights on the distinctions between mental health vs autistic-friendly experts, as well as on the details like the language. Like you said, the exact right kind of autistic-friendly expert might be a hard thing to find, but I really know Carrie will appreciate the input and do her best to find someone who fits the bill, if the current reviewer doesn't. There's actually a good chance they'd be more than happy to put their rubber stamp on the article even in the autistic-friendly form, so that's the best case scenario! But if not, Carrie isn't going to undo your changes - they're important to us; she'll either leave it "unverified" for now, or she'll find a professional with a more sensitive, understanding, and realistic approach to the topic to review it - that's really important to her, to avoid the kind of pathologizing that we all know can happen with the wrong expert in the mix!

Anywho, if I could give you ten thumbs ups for your edit and comments, I would!! But you have a hearty thanks from me and from Carrie instead. We really appreciate your willingness to collaborate on this and your patience as we experiment a bit to get the right approach to it all. You're a gold star, Luna! :)

At 17:59, Aug 07, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

If you feel like it, sure! Any advice there could be valuable. The tricky balance is trying to find folks who do have professional credentials related to the area (that's the goal of the project, for now at least), as well as the in-depth and autistic-friendly expertise. So if anyone has any tips or leads on that, I'm definitely happy to pass them on to Carrie!

At 16:35, Aug 10, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for reporting all those duplicate suggested topics, Luna! I deleted several of them.

At 00:14, Aug 12, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said about Live Well with Down Syndrome (Teens):

Hey there, I wanted to let you know that I just promoted your article on How to Live Well with Down Syndrome (Teens). That means it's now fully published and searchable so that readers can find your good advice! Nicely done :)

At 00:14, Aug 12, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Another very well written article!

At 15:21, Aug 12, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Help Autistic Children with Echolalia. I passed this one onto Carrie, too! She's put future editing on these topics on hold so they can take in your feedback, do a little education with the writers about identity-first language, and hopefully get something going that's a step in the right direction when it comes to review/verification.

This edit in particular was done by a pair: a mental health reviewer and a writer who was a special education teacher. But given that background, the language issue makes sense - so I've passed onto Carrie some of the literature you've shared in the past, from ASAN etc, about the language issues. Hopefully that helps as they navigate future edits! Carrie would rather hold on verification for the time being than risk alienating the folks on whom the article focuses if any of the experts are persistent on person-first (ie, we plan to just stick with identity-first and forego the review/verification if that's the case)... So, watch this space! Hopefully when they know more about the language concerns in the autistic community, they'll come on board, anyway, and it can be a win-win for more a more inclusive approach :)

I appreciate your taking the time to edit this one - thank you!!

At 21:42, Aug 12, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Ah yeah, I can well imagine the self esteem issues you're talking about - I was just talking to Carrie about a preschooler I used to work with who didn't communicate verbally. For way too long, her family had assumed she didn't understand what they were saying around her. They were overall sweet and loving people, but I know some frustrations sometimes bubbled over and were let out verbally within her earshot, over the years. When she got older and learned to communicate via an iPad, they were pretty horrified to realize that she had understood any and all rare but sometimes strong vents. So sad, particularly since that was actually a very supportive family overall - I'm sure in less great environments, there are way more extreme examples. (On the bright side, she now communicates with them through writing and AAC on an app, and the whole relationship is much improved now that everyone knows how best to share thoughts and feelings and the like!). Anything that focuses on the negative or pathologizes is just bound to be bad news, and doesn't reach the goal that we'd like to for readers (autistics and neurotypicals alike!).

I've passed those 4 thoughts on to Carrie - I think they're worth her sharing with the writers/editors/reviewers. Thank you!

At 20:05, Aug 13, 2015

SarahBSarahB said:

Hi there and congratulations in being mentioned in our Community Achievements this week [http://forums.wikihow.com/discussion/17349/community-achievements-of-the-week-08-12-15#latest here} well done!, kind regards Sarah Sarah B (talk) 20:05, 13 August 2015 (GMT)

At 03:19, Aug 14, 2015

70.196.73.1070.196.73.10 said:

Thank you Luna Rose

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At 06:49, Aug 15, 2015

MissUnicornLoverMercedes Stephenson said:

Hi Luna! Could you be ever so kind and illustrate this article for me please? http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Defence-in-Netball

Thanks in advance! Mercedes πŸ˜€

At 21:32, Aug 15, 2015

Crystal2Christina said:

Hello there, Luna! Here's a gift:

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I have seen how you've communicated with others and read some of your articles, and now you're surely one of my favourite WikiHowians! You're always there to help others with their articles, even if it means to do extra work. You've inspired many people, especially new members like me.



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At 22:58, Aug 16, 2015

NightvaleScientistNightvaleScientist said:

Hi Luna!

Firstly, thanks so much for your work here! You're a great editor and I'm so glad to have you here.

Secondly, I know you hang out a lot in the feminism&related categories. I don't know your gender/orientation, but I'm a trans (nonbinary) and bi editor here, so if you see any articles that you think could benefit from someone like me's point of view, please tell me!

And if there are any feminism/etc. articles that you just don't want to deal with I'd be glad to revamp those! I'm not autistic, but I'd be glad to do a preliminary run through if there's ever such a grossly horrible article that you find. I know sometimes I feel that way about trans articles, so I thought I'd offer. But feminism I would definitely be able to do.

Thirdly, I know it looks like this account is never active, but this is my secondary account. I'm a really active booster on my first account, but I'm not out (as nonbinary or bi), and that account could get linked with me super easily. I made this account specifically to edit gender/sexuality articles, because at the moment I don't want those linked with my other account. So I am here and will see your messages, even if I sometimes go months in between having the energy to deal with the LGBT category.

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At 17:02, Aug 19, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Just wanted to say great catch on that category bug, and let you know what happened - one of our engineering interns had made a tweak to stop demoted articles from showing up in regular categories, and this accidentally affected old articles as well (ones that had no "boosted" date because they were written before boosting even existed!). Now that it's all fixed, we should be good to go, but if you spot any similar weird scenarios, let me know, in case any are lingering in no-man's land!

At 21:06, Aug 22, 2015

SarahBSarahB said:

Hi there and thanks for the TU on Be Ready for an Autism Assessment it only takes 2 minutes to do a search to check spelling - I wish more people would do that!! Keep up the good work, kind regards, Sarah

Sarah B (talk) 21:06, 22 August 2015 (GMT)

At 01:29, Aug 24, 2015

MasterpieceMakerMasterpieceMaker said:

Hi MissLuna! I just want to thank you for being such a great illustrator for wikiHow articles. Your pictures in the Autism Spectrum Disorders section are au-some! Keep on illustrating :D

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At 18:59, Aug 25, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Aww, I spotted Image:Woman Hugs Autistic Girl.png on the upload list - I love the emotion in it. So warm and happy :)

At 21:00, Aug 26, 2015

XxVxXXxVxX said:

I just chose your article on how to Interpret Autistic Body Language to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

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At 22:55, Aug 26, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Sweet! What a great article. I love the fact it acknowledges and celebrates legitimate differences in body language, without the negativity! Glad you were inspired to draw up some more images from that one - and even better that it came with such a fab article!

At 23:08, Aug 28, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thought you might get a kick out of this!

Long story short, after your great work was translated into French onto the French wikiHow site, it was found by the president of an autism support organization in Madagascar. She wants to translate it to Malagasy, the local language (which she says is lacking in autism-related resources) and distribute it to families there who have autistic children.

Pretty exciting to see the global impact! :)

At 17:22, Aug 31, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I liked the edit you made on Deal With an Autistic Boyfriend...Thanks! How have you been?

At 17:22, Aug 31, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in this week's Community Achievements too! Keep going :D

At 01:08, Sep 02, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Wow, and congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements this week! That's a different one, just fell behind on notifications last week!

At 18:11, Sep 06, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for improving Avoid Infidelity in Relationships. I noticed and appreciated your contribution!

At 14:45, Sep 09, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Hey MissLunaRose, and thanks for your edits on "Understand Women." Seems to me like a sexism-magnet, but it truly is an important issueβ€” women and men are socialized completely differently from childhood, after all! It's rather an important issue to me, so thank you. :)

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At 15:33, Sep 09, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Why yes I am. :) I recently began to call myself a feminist. I'm not too vocal about it, but if someone talks rudely about a girl's clothes or something, I will make a comment.

Could you send me a link to the forum thread? I'd like to check it out, see if there's anything I can do.

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At 15:44, Sep 09, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

(Although, I suppose, I am not vocal in general. I'm quite the introvert.)

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At 18:56, Sep 09, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Treat Children and Teens With Special Needs. I love the pic of the girl in the chair here - so much more accurate than many "disability" pictures out there. It drives me nuts that so many images on pamphlets and so on (and on wikiHow!) show folks in wheelchairs in the flimsy hospital kind of folding chair... not, actually, how many folks roll, if you will! This one spoke much more truth to me :)

At 19:17, Sep 09, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Okay, thanks. I'm going to check it out. Hopefully I can help things.

I was brought up in an environment that wasn't exactly supportive to feminism; I frequented websites that reinforced this. But then, some of my classes taught me otherwise; in English I learned about feminist lit and gender theory, and in Politics we spent a time discussing media, including how it affects society's attitude towards women. Facebook and Pinterest helped, as wellβ€” it gave me some food for thought.

I find that it can be a fine line between informing and soapboxing when writing about your beliefs, so I'm going to take my time. I was thinking about going through articles to make them more female-empathetic, but I wasn't sure. You've inspired me to try it out. :)

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At 21:33, Sep 09, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

I checked out your deviantart and was inspired to make a new profile picture.

It's not nearly as good as your art, but I don't have enough patience to sit still and draw amazing things.

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At 12:51, Sep 10, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Hello Luna, We haven't met yet! It's wonderful that there is such a diversity in Wikihow! I would have never known you to be autistic. I LOVE your account picture! It's so cool. What is a feminist?I haven't heard that word yet. Check out my articles and see what you can do with them!!

Cheers!!

Butterfly Princess

At 17:51, Sep 12, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Just wanted to stop by and see how things are going! How have you been?

At 18:04, Sep 12, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Yea, CP actually did come to mind when I saw it- nicely done. I'm no real expert on this one, but I reckon the chairs I see in the media most are the more hospital style ones that are pushed by someone else, like this, vs power/self-driven options like this or ones pushed by someone else but clearly designed for more long term use and comfort like this. Not saying the hospital style isn't used too- I know there's a huge variety! But it was just refreshing to spot that style of strap/support that I actually remember using, in you work :)

At 20:57, Sep 12, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Thanks! :)

I'll look into starting a project. It sounds kind of tough, so I'll probably have to find some people to help get it off the ground. But you're right; wikiHow has one of the friendliest online communities I've ever seen. It's a good place for a feminism-related project. Wouldn't get as much flak as on other sites, that's for sure.

I really admire your work on disability-related articles. Your articles have taught me new things I never thought of. I especially like Fight Ableism as a Nondisabled Person. I have it on hand for the nondisabled people I know, as well as myself, because I don't know much about interacting with physical disabled people. (And I'm still eradicating abelist language from my vocabulary.)

Your parents sound awesome. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as they say. :)

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At 12:39, Sep 14, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Hello MissLunaRose, I'm glad you're being supported on Wikihow. You write well! I'm guessing you are mildly autistic? I'm going to read about feminism, but the topic really doesn't interest me. Just to tell you, I'm over 14! One is not allowed to share their real age (or name), but I'm thankfully over that hurdle!

Cheers!!

Butterfly Princess

At 21:42, Sep 14, 2015

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Hi I just wanted to introduce my self my name is ___________ On my user page. I am a 15 teenage girl. Learn more about me at my user page.

At 22:34, Sep 14, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

No prob at all - very cool that you're planning to include various wheelchair styles. Nice!

Wow, AAC - what a fab topic, and... full!! I took a quick stab at adding some ideas mostly from the top of my head right now. It was a sad reminder how long it's been since I was really up-to-date on the devices and options out there, though...!!

I actually did a big project on autism and AT (including AAC) when I was in grad school (a program I didn't end up completing, but did for a while!). I'm afraid I don't have the kind of time I'd like right now to actually update the info enough to put it in the article directly now, because I'm sure plenty of it is outdated... But if it's helpful to you, I can email it so you can check out the sources? I can't claim my version of the info is very updated or comprehensive, but the references I used at the time might lead you to do some more valuable info! If you're interested, let me know :)

At 00:08, Sep 15, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna

Thanks for your lovely message, and no worries on the delays, it's lovely to hear from you. So sorry to hear about your autism symptoms but hope that is better soon.

Good luck with the autism acceptance project!

Kind regards Adelaide

At 00:32, Sep 15, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Choose AAC for an Autistic Person to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 09:25, Sep 15, 2015

VishwavijayVishwavijay said:

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Congratulations MissLunaRose!
You're being recognized as a
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The high-quality, step-by-step illustrations you've been sharing with wikiHow play an important role in our mission to provide free and useful instructions to help people learn new things. Your efforts are welcomed and appreciated.

So keep up the good work!
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At 02:55, Sep 17, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our weekly Community Achievements post! Keep up your wonderful efforts and let me know how I can help. :)

At 21:51, Sep 17, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for that wikiVis feedback -- Brooke says, "Aww, yay!" -- and something about not mentioning that the illustrator is her favorite, too ;)

I'm so sorry those requests have been in progress for so long! I talked to Brooke about it and she's going to see if she can have that illustrator do them, or at least another good person if she's for some reason not confident in tackling them. As a special request directly from Brooke, hopefully we will get them done in a speedier fashion! It's been way too long - we both apologize for that!

At 21:51, Sep 17, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Hello Luna,

I was reading your articles on hypo- and hypersensitivity. Do you experience either of those? I am sensitive to certain sounds and textures (if I hear winter coat material rubbing together my teeth hurt, for instance). However, I love music, and one of my stims is playing with a lock of my hair because the texture calms me.

Is that another side to the hypersensitivity coin? Really loving a sound/texture/flavor you find pleasant?

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At 22:02, Sep 17, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Oh and also, regarding Interpret Autistic Body Language-- 1) I'm always thinking and so often people will ask me "what's wrong?" So I can definitely relate to the thinking-face part. And 2) in one of the pictures a boy is sitting at his computer with one knee on the desk. Is sitting or relaxing in odd positions common for autistic people, too? I'm most comfortable lying across the sofa with my chin over the side of the ottoman. Planking, if you will.

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At 17:54, Sep 21, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Hey hey Luna - I wanted to ask you about a recent edit on Teach Autistic Children. Carrie's team had a go at editing it to include a few more strategies and some of the legal background/guidelines. It looks like the steps previously suggested are still in there, but a bit of a re-org/expansion - what do you think? Anything look iffy or better the previous way? I did a bit of tweaking already on section order and language, and I think they might still be making a few edits, too but.... over to you! As always, if it's no good, just say the word and we can go back to where we were before, no harm done :)

At 11:53, Sep 22, 2015

Hal-MarieHal Marie said:

Hi MissLunaRose. It's nice to meet you! Have a good day, my friend!

At 02:20, Sep 23, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements! Awesome job contributing. How's your week going? :)

At 16:01, Sep 25, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Choose AAC for an Autistic Person. Ahh these pics are so cool :D - spot on!

At 16:18, Sep 26, 2015

WikihowSaverWikihowSaver said:

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EditCongratulations on writing a rising star article!

At 09:14, Sep 28, 2015

VishwavijayVishwa Vijay said:

Hey Luna, How are you? :) What do you say we start and article as discussed in the forums when you are free? :) Thanks for the thumbs up :)

Howling Mad Vish (talk) 09:14, 28 September 2015 (GMT)

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At 17:48, Sep 28, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Recognize Signs of Autism in a Child. Just wanted to keep you up to date on a good development: Carrie and Chris decided to put Autism Speaks on the "blacklist" for our editing team, so from the wikiHaus folks, that source shouldn't be used anymore. If you spot it in future, let me know so I can pass that on! But hopefully, it won't make it into any more edits :)

At 19:12, Sep 28, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Aw thanks Luna! I'm really glad you liked the edit. Honestly, trying to remember all the ins and outs of "best practices" there left me feeling a bit rusty on the topic, so I'm sure my changes could have been better than they were... But, I'm glad you found them helpful overall, and even more glad they got the fab pics to go with them :)

At 16:21, Sep 29, 2015

VishwavijayVishwa Vijay said:

Thanks so much Luna :) How are you? I will start the article then inform HumanBeing, Alabaster, Anna, Danifree and AnonymousQueen for their input too :)

Your pictures, so looking forward to your wonderful pictures and its touch to the article :) I will start the article now.

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At 15:38, Sep 30, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Oh yeah, that autsimspeaks hunt sounds good! Here's a nifty trick - this search feature shows links in the article (but I believe it doesn't do ref links, so for those you'd still want to use Special:Search or even Google). Doesn't look from a quick search like there are too, too many out there, so that's good!

Aw nice, I love the new title!! I'll look it over now but at first glance those categories seem to make sense to me -- social, convo, check check!

At 15:43, Sep 30, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Validate Someone's Feelings to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 16:51, Sep 30, 2015

VishwavijayVishwa Vijay said:

Thanks for making wikiHow a fun place to be!

Your happy and helpful attitude brightens the place up!


You are one of the best contributors of wikiHow :)
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At 00:50, Oct 01, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey Stephen,

Congrats on getting the weekly honors! How is your week?

At 00:50, Oct 01, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Sorry, didn't mean to call you Stephen!

At 02:29, Oct 01, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi again Luna,

I love the way you approached Validate Someone's Feelings. What a sensitive and important topic - I'll definitely have to use this when I'm trying to support someone in pain. Congrats on the rising star!

At 16:15, Oct 01, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Good question! I think that eventually, it should get tagged with a "historical" tag -- but, to be honest, at the moment it still seems to be helping people. It's had over 1200 views this month and has pretty high helpfulness ratings. Even with the terminology shifts in the field and community, my guess is that the trickle to actual readers and searches is slower, so we wouldn't want to change the accessibility of that article while it's still a valuable resource to people. But maybe you could put a tip or a note somewhere in the article about the changes, if you want to educate folks towards the future?

At 21:28, Oct 03, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey there,

I just wanted to say thanks for your hard work last week! I really appreciate your editing help. Thank you for your contributions to make wikiHow a better place.

Keep up the great work! Let me know if you have any questions about wikiHow.

Cheers!

Adelaide

P.S - If you're looking for a new way to help around here, why not try out accuracy review?

At 21:34, Oct 03, 2015

TiagorothTiagoroth said:

Test

At 18:28, Oct 04, 2015

TiagorothTiagoroth said:

What was I testing out?

At 19:37, Oct 04, 2015

TiagorothTiagoroth said:

Oh, I didn't notice the message above. I was testing out a potential bug with the mass message tool, and you were on a list that it was actually used for (see Adelaide's message).

At 01:26, Oct 05, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey!

We have some articles with low helpfulness ratings that need your help. You can find them here: http://www.wikihow.com/User:Adelaide/AccuracyReview

Whatever you can do to help is appreciated - whether it's fixing them, tagging them for work, or just providing your feedback on accuracy :)

Cheers!

Adelaide

P.S - You can find more articles that need help here: http://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Special:AccuracyPatrol&limit=500&offset=500

At 18:58, Oct 06, 2015

BluefizzBluefizz said:

Thanks so much for the edits to my article, Answer Rude Questions About Adoption! I just noticed you added images to it back in September. I really love your art style.

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At 16:48, Oct 08, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Hey hey Luna -- are you game for a quick check on a tip that was added to one of the articles you've done a big overhaul on? It's just a small addition - I'm going to move it to tips rather than the intro, but not sure on the actual point it makes, so if you disagree with it, please do take it out! You can find it here. Cheers Luna :)

At 18:29, Oct 09, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks so much for your great editing help last week! You were even featured in our Community Achievements. How have you been?

At 17:36, Oct 14, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Avoid Miscommunication when You're Autistic. As usual -- if I could give more thumbs ups, I would! :)

At 22:16, Oct 15, 2015

P-codeP code said:

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Hi there! We've noticed that you're amazing at editing articles, so we would like to invite you to join the Forgotten Article Project. Our aim is to fix up articles with old tags on them that have not been edited for a long time. If you have any questions please to not hesitate to leave a message on my talk page or look on the project page, which has more detailed information about the project's aims. We would appreciate it if you could join!
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At 19:20, Oct 22, 2015

BluefizzBluefizz said:

Hi, there! You're probably the best person for me to ask (you seem to be educated about Deaf culture, and definitely about ableism) so here goes:

I am hearing, not Deaf, but I want to write an article about experiencing/appreciating Deaf culture as a hearing person. Do you think I have a right to be writing it? Obviously I have knowledge of the subject, (as I research a lot about Deaf culture [I'm an ASL student, for one, but before that I've been self-teaching myself for a year],) but would it seem oppressive or something to write an article on it? Or "speaking over" Deaf people? If you don't know, then I'll try to do some searching myself. But what do you think?

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At 18:00, Oct 25, 2015

XXCreaXxXXCreaXx said:

Nice work on Deal With an Autistic Boyfriend. Thanks for the helpful edit!

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At 23:45, Oct 25, 2015

BluefizzBluefizz said:

Thanks for your feedback! I really appreciate it. I'll be on the lookout for good blogs to ask for their thoughts. I looked a lot at online at sites about Deafness (about.com actually is a really great resource, if I remember correctly), as well as books and webcomics. A good webcomic to check out is thatdeafguy.com.

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At 03:14, Oct 26, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey Luna, welcome back! How have you been lately?

At 18:54, Oct 29, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

The demoted/tagged articles should be back in category view now! Bebeth just pushed the change out this morning. Let me know if it looks good to you.

Oh, and I do really like your idea of some kind of color coding or other organization. I think in the long run, that could be a really good way to organize more clearly, especially as the categories grow. I'll pass it on for future thought!

At 18:41, Oct 30, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements! Have a lovely weekend ahead :)

At 23:05, Nov 01, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I know how the pileup of work feels - but I'm glad you're finding some relaxation time in between!

At 03:12, Nov 02, 2015

BluefizzBluefizz said:

I just chose your article on how to Answer Awkward Questions About Your Autism to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

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At 19:26, Nov 02, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Heya Luna,

First of all - happy wikiBirthday! Congrats on the milestone! I can't believe it was a year ago you joined... Time FLIES!

In light of your anniversary here, would you like to be in the "Meet a Community Member" widget? If so, go ahead and fill out this form. Totally fine either way - but I hope you do :)

At 20:23, Nov 02, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna! Nice job on How to Answer Awkward Questions About Your Autism. Very wonderfully written. Congrats on the rising star, completely deserved!

At 23:42, Nov 03, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Hey Luna, I just saw your edit on Install Fencing and I'm just wondering if it's ever appropriate to use the r-word. Originally it just meant slowing/preventing, but is it an issue anyway because most people will jump to the newer implication?

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At 16:46, Nov 04, 2015

DaniFreeDanielle said:

That actually helps quite a lot, thank you! You're better informed about these matters than I am, and I don't want to judge something as offensive or unoffensive when I don't know much about it. Thank you for the explanation.

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At 21:00, Nov 05, 2015

BluefizzBluefizz said:

I'm a temp booster. :) You're welcome!

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At 22:20, Nov 05, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Heya,

Yeah, that's a fair point - I'm okay just removing it, given the sensitivities involved. Nobody should really come across it given that it's demoted, but still, better safe than sorry! I've gone ahead and deleted it. Thanks Luna!!

At 14:07, Nov 06, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

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Let's celebrate!

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At 14:07, Nov 06, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Happy WikiBirthday! I can't wait to see you in a Meet A Community Memember Box :D

At 14:08, Nov 06, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

The template didn't go through on the forum, but thankfully here! :) We all love you

At 16:13, Nov 06, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

No prob Luna - thanks for keeping an eye out!

At 22:08, Nov 06, 2015

IsorhythmicJeff said:

Regarding your message on wikiHow:Administrator Notice Board....

We are happy to permit any websites that serve as legitimate sources for material added to articles.

Due to spam, we are not going to open the spam filter to allow any blogspot URL to be added; however, if there are specific blogspot URLs that you are using as sources and you would like to use them as in-text citations, you can list those on the ANB or send them directly to me, along with the specific article/material that you are sourcing from the site (a diff link would suffice), and I will take a look, add them to the whitelist, and then let you know so you can add in the citation.

Are the two URLs you posted on the ANB specific citations that you want to add? If so, to which articles? Can you provide a diff of the material you sourced from them?

Thanks,

Jeff

At 03:05, Nov 07, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for the helping hand! Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements :)

What are you doing this weekend?

At 22:31, Nov 08, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Edits like the one you made to Be a QMRP help maintain and improve quality on wikiHow. Thanks for the helping hand!

At 18:06, Nov 09, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey Luna,

Since you know a lot about autism, I was wondering if you had any thoughts to add to this article? http://www.wikihow.com/Teach-an-Autistic-Student

At 01:03, Nov 11, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I just whipped up the blurb based on your fab answers and put you in the widget rotation. Wooo :)

On a more personal note, I loved reading your thoughts about the community here. I am so incredibly proud of how the Autism Spectrum section has turned around, and the lion's share is down to you (not to mention all the work you do on other topics, too!!). You should be so so so so so proud of the impact you're having on people out there; the number of people you're helping to understand themselves better and become self-advocates, the number of parents and siblings you're helping better understand and support their loved ones, the number of teachers you're helping facilitate learning in a safe and comfortable setting for their students...

I'm not a very emotional person, to be honest, but the impact you and the other community members have had on our advice in that area... it overwhelms me at times! I heartily agree with you: I'm so proud of what wikiHow has to offer in that section now, and the biggest thanks goes to you for helping to make it so!!

At 03:23, Nov 11, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey there Luna! Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements :)

How is your week going so far?

At 22:00, Nov 11, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Looks like a good fit to me! Such a thorough article - I love how you went into detail about feature shape. Nicely done!

At 22:00, Nov 11, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Draw a Person with Down Syndrome to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 23:56, Nov 11, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on the rising star :)

At 14:25, Nov 12, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Hello Rosie, I just saw you in a Community Box -- congrats! You look really good in one, too.

At 14:26, Nov 12, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

You need your talk page archived -- what happened to the decorations?

At 14:27, Nov 12, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Your newest article is beyond description -- AWESOME!

HUG:

An ancient and universal expression of affection, support, comfort, or love.

Here's a hug
from me!
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At 02:06, Nov 13, 2015

P-codeP code said:

Congratulations on the rising star! I really love that new article.

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At 02:33, Nov 14, 2015

P-codeP code said:

Hi Luna. I saw the new picture you uploaded. I don't think I'll ever see Quiet Hands the same way again! I love your artwork. See you around!

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At 07:43, Nov 15, 2015

HungerGamesGlimmerHungerGamesGlimmer said:

Hey :) You'll probably not respond to this, but I just want to say that I think you are awesome :) Thanks for reading this (if you did)

/HGG

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At 22:08, Nov 15, 2015

P-codeP code said:

How interesting! I'm against it too...Anyways I would love to read the article once it's published.

Congrats on getting featured on the "Meet a Community Member" widget :)

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At 18:51, Nov 16, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Get Good Grades and Still Be Cool. Nice expansion! What do you think about us removing the stub and resetting the accuracy ratings now - is it ready, or still a work in progress?

At 04:58, Nov 17, 2015

THE-AWESOME-CHEF-ChefTHE AWESOME CHEF Chef said:

Your articles are great, do you want to work together on articles on inspiration and stuff like that?

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At 22:36, Nov 17, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Tell if an Autism ABA Therapy Is Harmful to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 00:26, Nov 18, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks Luna - I thought it was really well done. One of our engineers, Bebeth, had actually been asking me about my experiences with ABA the other day, just out of curiosity - and I was trying to put into words the pros and cons for different kids (I have huge mixed feelings about the work I did - some, I could see the value in, but other cases, the programs weren't managed well).... then there comes your article! I sent it to her for a little light reading - you summed a lot of my thoughts, and did it better than I could have! Not to mention it was personally timely :)

At 02:43, Nov 20, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements, Luna! I hope you are doing wonderfully. :)

At 04:02, Nov 21, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for the note about the tough issues article! Sorry, I hit rollback on your edits while I was processing the form but it was just an accident. I put everything back in its place :) -- hope you have a good weekend!

At 02:06, Nov 22, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for the work you did on Avoid Discrimination as an Autistic Child!

At 03:56, Nov 22, 2015

HumanBeingHumanBeing said:

Thanks for your edits on Explain Asexuality to Somebody. Top work from you as usual.

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At 18:30, Nov 22, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for improving Diagnose a Learning Disability. I noticed and appreciated your contribution! You made the article much more helpful.

At 18:16, Nov 24, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Stim. Aww, I love the cat pic -- looks much more tranquil than either of my two cats when I try to squeeze them, heh heh :)

At 23:42, Nov 24, 2015

GirlNinjaGirlNinja said:

Hi Luna, I just wanted to say that I think it's amazing that you do so much on here! You seem like a confident type of person. Keep doing what you're doing- and remember-

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At 01:28, Nov 25, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for taking the time to help improve Cope After Being Raped or Drug Raped!

At 01:28, Nov 25, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I wanted to stop by and say congratulations on being featured in this week's Community Achievements :)

Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it!

At 19:42, Nov 25, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Hey hey Luna,

I'm on a bit of a kick here, sending out messages about all the rad wikiHow editors I'm grateful for, given the upcoming holiday! I know I juuuust sent you a pretty sappy message when I did your widget entry, so I'll keep this one short and sweet at the risk of sounding repetitive. But let it be known that I am grateful for the huge impact you've had on this project, and, as always, so excited to see what you do next. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving :)

At 09:11, Nov 27, 2015

AnickeAmirhossein said:

hey you have a nice page in wikihow..i will be glad if u like to talking with me

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At 16:23, Nov 27, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Aww, sorry to hear about the rough week but glad if I could help a little in the midst of that. I hope it turned around and things are looking up!

At 17:34, Nov 27, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Haha, no worries - some cats love it! Ours are just a pain :P

At 20:10, Nov 27, 2015

XxVxXXxVxX said:

I just chose your article on how to Be Openly Autistic to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

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At 02:08, Nov 28, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for your edits on Be a Strong Independent Woman. Nice edits!

At 04:03, Nov 29, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for your help with boosting, too :)

At 18:48, Nov 29, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I'm out and about just on the phone right now but I'll have a look once I'm at a computer again. Such charged topics can get tricky but I've met Graham in person and he's very nice so I'm sure we'll be able to work something out. There's room for different views and opinions without it necessarily being an accuracy concern, so we'll figure it out. I'll get back to you :)

At 22:43, Nov 29, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

No, not at all - don't be sorry! I sent you an email :)

At 04:26, Nov 30, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Wow, I was just giving Convince Your Parents That Your Younger Siblings Are Not Always Well Behaved a little overhaul and I saw your expansion! Impressive :) You dove in and went above and beyond. You made the article so much better than it was before!

How was your weekend?

At 23:05, Nov 30, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

It's my pleasure! Hugs back to you all the same :)

At 01:10, Dec 01, 2015

Calebj1211Calebj1211 said:

hi l am trying to blow a buble l bought the wrong gum

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At 14:23, Dec 03, 2015

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Hello Rose, I just am stopping by because I'm awed because nearly all of your articles are rising stars!!

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Thanks for making wikiHow a brighter place to be.

At 18:54, Dec 03, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Get an Autistic Person to Eat to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 13:06, Dec 04, 2015

CoolAriannaGrandeCoolAriannaGrande said:

HI, NICE WORK, U R DOING THERE

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At 14:57, Dec 06, 2015

Catsarelovely!Catsarelovely! said:

Hi, My brother's autistic. Do you look after people with autism?

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At 17:18, Dec 07, 2015

Catsarelovely!Catsarelovely! said:

Sometimes I wish I never had a brother like that though sometimes I like him!

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At 03:53, Dec 08, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Awesome work you did on Recognize Autism Symptoms in Yourself!

At 04:08, Dec 08, 2015

Coco-Cola-CharmsCoco Cola Charms said:

Hello Luna, I have read our article "How to Listen" and I would just like to say that it was very well written! I have seen that you have wrote many other articles and I have enjoyed reading all of them, but mainly, I was amazed by the article "Recognize Autism Symptoms in Yourself". I would like to say thank you and hope you continue to do many more articles like these. Thanks again, Coco Cola Charms

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At 19:26, Dec 09, 2015

EASTIE33Sophia said:

Hi! I saw your artwork and I just thought it was amazing and that you need to know this :):D

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Thank you, MissLunaRose for being such an AMAZING editor! Your edits are like a pot-of-gold at the end of a rainbow!

wikiHow is head-over-heels in LOVE with your edits! Let's hope the Irish don't come looking for you, because wikiHow wants to keep YOU!


At 17:53, Dec 10, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Recognize Autism Symptoms in Yourself. I really love some of the shirt patterns you've started using! How do you do that? Really neat for adding texture :)

At 20:21, Dec 10, 2015

BoilingdolphinRachael said:

Your edit on Be a Good Girl looked good! :)

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At 23:03, Dec 15, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Write About Disability to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 03:11, Dec 16, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

No worries! I thought it was fab- I sent it to Carrie to share with a few of her editors, too. I liked the new image style as well! And very neat about the textures- they look great :)

At 17:40, Dec 19, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Sure thing - to link to a category, put a : in front of the words in the link. So [[:Category:Disability Issues|Disability Issues]] becomes Disability Issues :)

At 19:22, Dec 19, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Nice work on Relate to an Autistic Person. Thanks for the helpful edit!

At 23:18, Dec 19, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Great expansion on Get More Disabled Friends, too. Very thoughtful work. How is your weekend?

At 23:26, Dec 19, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

P.S - Happy Holidays!

At 23:55, Dec 19, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

No prob!

At 02:02, Dec 20, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Sorry for talk page spam :) Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements! Keep up the wonderful work!

At 17:40, Dec 22, 2015

WarriorOfEdenTaylor Griffith said:

Hey! You posted on my fatigue thread. Can I talk to you? I have no clue whatsover to whatever is causing my fatigue... is it a symptom of PTSD? I have suffered horrible things in the past.... a lot of them and I still have nightmares of those events.

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At 17:41, Dec 22, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Help Hypernasal Speech in Children. Loved how you brought this one to live! I was on the fence about promoting it because it lacked that level of detail -- so three cheers for you for fleshing it out. Thanks for doing the research!

Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year to you, too, just in case I don't catch you again before then!

At 02:16, Dec 23, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

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Wishing you a Happy Holiday, MissLunaRose!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful work you've done on this project this year! I wish you a lovely holiday and a prosperous 2016 :)

At 04:19, Dec 23, 2015

Ellie-gregoryEllie gregory said:

Hi Luna

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At 10:30, Dec 23, 2015

WarriorOfEdenTaylor Griffith said:

Thanks! I will look those up. I don't really want to see a doctor because every time i do, they don't take things seriously or I have to endure pain from needles and machines..... I don't want that for sure!

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At 18:50, Dec 24, 2015

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Wow, you really transformed Get Your Boyfriend to Listen to You. Awesome edit!

At 01:29, Dec 25, 2015

BluefizzBluefizz said:

Thanks so much! :D I hope you have a great Christmas if you celebrate, and if not, then happy New Year! ^^

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At 10:32, Dec 25, 2015

Rahul-PrabhuRahul Prabhu said:

Hi LunaRose, I'm a new guy here so, just wanted to come over and say hi to you. So, what are your interests?

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At 13:16, Dec 25, 2015

WarriorOfEdenTaylor Griffith said:

Hey! I am sorry about what happened on the girl problems thread.... I lost it. I cannot see a psychologist, they put me off that list.... I saw one last year and she was really great and she was the one who diagnosed me. now I cannot see one again.... they deemed me 'cured' even though I was diagnosed on the last session I had with her. I told them that, I even tried demanding it but nope.... they are not listening!

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At 15:09, Dec 26, 2015

MeggieLOVEShorsesMeggieLOVEShorses said:

Hello Rose, While doing RC patrol, I noticed you're into the mentally/autistic/ etc part of Wikihow :) That's great! I also see you in Meet a Community Member and just wanted to send you a quick note for all your hard work there, and on Wikihow, editing well, and so much more! I hope we can talk more :)

Meg

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At 20:57, Dec 28, 2015

GamerGirl139GamerGirl139 said:

Hi MissLunaRose, I was trying to help out by patrolling recent changes and I ended up reverting the edit you made to Be a Strong Independent Woman. 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.

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At 10:25, Dec 29, 2015

AvilneAvilne said:

Hey there, MissLunaRose :D

Just like to inform you that your user page is lovely. Did you make it yourself, or did you get help from a Page Designer.

Stay cool ;)

Avilne

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At 19:07, Dec 29, 2015

Bus-PuffinBus Puffin said:

We do not all live in America, lol. DSM 5? Asperger's is still used here, and is a different diagnosis from autism in that it is more specific to a particular set of symptoms and behaviour patterns. It really doesn't matter as the article is still a good one-but just a point that wiki how is world wide and not just for the USA.

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At 18:34, Dec 30, 2015

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Be a Strong Independent Woman. More awesome updates - and I want the jewelry that the peaceful professor is wearing! Just my fav color :)

Hope the end of 2015 is treating you well. Happy almost new year!

At 00:40, Dec 31, 2015

AlabasterAlabaster said:

I can't notice all the impressive, caring help you give directly and through the articles. You have really made a big difference in a lot of lives by recognizing individuality and empowering a diverse group.

I thought you might like this: [1]

At 00:58, Jan 02, 2016

Yuw123Yuw123 said:

hello im a new hew here it make 3hours I exite yes jaunuras 1 2016 is the day a exsite

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At 02:54, Jan 02, 2016

FreshGymnasticsFreshGymnastics said:

Thanks so much on your article on How to Accept Your Autism. My friend-who has autism- was being bullied by boys for having autism (which isn't bad as the boys think it is). This article might help her, I hope. I think it will, Luna. No one is perfect, and it's the way of life. One of my "church mate" has Down's syndrome, but she is so kind and caring. No one should judge a book by its cover. Sorry for making this too long, I guess I just believe everyone should treat others, the way they want to be treated. Thanks!

At 20:01, Jan 04, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Hmmm, good question -- my guess is the Back to School category is mostly about K-12, although I'll admit I haven't dug in to check! Maybe Category:College-University-and-Postgraduate would be better as a second category?

Great article, by the way!

At 20:02, Jan 04, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Talk to Your Professor About Your Autism to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 20:12, Jan 04, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Heh, happened to be boosting at the time your message came through, so it was good timing! I had an ex-boyfriend whose brother was autistic and when he went to community college, he struggled with how to bring it up to his professors a lot... wish he'd had this guide on hand!

At 00:58, Jan 05, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna!

Thanks so much for your suggestions here - I changed the title to "Encourage an Autistic Child". The article does need some copyediting work, too :)

Cheers!

At 19:12, Jan 05, 2016

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey, just wanted to let you know that wikiHow mailed you a card. People in the US should be receiving them this week; anywhere outside the US will vary depending on the distance. I hope you like it :)

At 17:04, Jan 08, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Oh hahha, that makes more sense of it! It seemed like a funny edit but was willing to trust you, heh. Thanks for going back to it!

At 19:58, Jan 09, 2016

Ender-yandereEnder yandere said:

you inspire me

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At 02:12, Jan 11, 2016

Sarah_the_gymnastSarah said:

Hey Luna! I love your article Write About Disability. I think it would be a great article to feature. I might inquire with some admins or others. Anyway, I was thinking of adding some more specifications, specifically about blood disorders such as Hemophilia, and Von Willibrands disease. (My brother has VWD) Would you be willing to create more images as are needed? I could do it, but you probably use a different software and the look might be different.

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At 04:55, Jan 11, 2016

Sarah_the_gymnastSarah said:

I added some images, do you think they look like they match?

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At 12:50, Jan 11, 2016

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Hey Luna!! I would like to ask you something. I am currently doing a Psychology project in school; I chose autism as a topic. It's a little hard to find pictures portraying autistic behavior and such online, so I wanted to ask if I could use some of your artwork in my video.

Also, if you have any tips for making the autistic experience understandable to non-autistic people, it would be quite helpful.

Thank you!

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At 14:58, Jan 11, 2016

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Sure! I think it would be an awesome addition to my research. :)

My email is on my user page I think.

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At 20:43, Jan 12, 2016

JafferwilsonJafferwilson said:

Hello Miss Luna, I am delighted to talk to you. I would like to have your guidance if I go wrong while writing about artificial intelligence. I will be grateful to you. thank you.

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At 02:12, Jan 14, 2016

KrystleKrystle said:

You're welcome, I'm glad you like it.

At 04:39, Jan 15, 2016

FreshGymnasticsMia said:

Hello Luna. What do you want me to call you by? I want to thank you for your hard work and kindness you have done for us.

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Thanks for helping wikiHow grow into something beautiful.



Thanks for your amazing work!-Mia


At 00:46, Jan 17, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna,

Not sure if you saw, but you got a mention in Jack's 11th anniversary post. Congrats and thank you for all your contributions, especially the ones you've made to our autism articles :)

At 04:05, Jan 17, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements, too!

At 06:59, Jan 18, 2016

MaluniuMaluniu said:

Hey there, just wanted to let you know that How to Accept Your Autism will be featured on January 20th! Congrats and thanks on the immensely amount of work done on the various autism topics!!

At 16:19, Jan 18, 2016

FreshGymnasticsMia said:

Hello Miss Luna. Your name is very pretty. Since, I thought you might know about disabled, I thought I could ask you if you could check out the article I had finished yesterday. It isn't necessary to check it, but it would be great to check it out. :) Thank you very much. Here is the link in case: http://www.wikihow.com/Ensure-a-Disabled-Child%27s-Safety-when-You-Are-at-Work Thank you. :)

At 16:21, Jan 18, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Help a Hyposensitive Autistic Person. Somehow this page got off my watchlist so I only just noticed it got the Stephanie pics added a little while ago - hope you like them!

At 22:18, Jan 18, 2016

FO3NYXFO3NYX said:

You are really cool! I hope you enjoy writing on wikihow. I do! It's fun when you need advice, and it feels great giving it. It really helped me in school, with this one that is about how to make studying fun. Stay cool! FO3NYX

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At 02:53, Jan 19, 2016

FreshGymnasticsMia said:

Hello (again) Hope I am not bothering you in any way. Just want to say thank you for checking out my article. :) I really appreciate it.

At 10:51, Jan 19, 2016

CheeseAndCrackersCheeseAndCrackers said:

Hi, Luna! I hope I'm not bothering you, but I just wanted to say that you are my inspiration! You are a wonderful person, and definitely one of the coolest people on here. I absolutely love your art, and I hope to eventually be like you!

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At 17:02, Jan 20, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Ensure a Disabled Child's Safety when You Are at Work. Woo, I was hoping you'd find this one! Where do you think it stands, now?

At 20:42, Jan 21, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Hey hey again - I just got NightvaleScientist's thoughts on where Trick Your Family Into Thinking You're Straight stands now - ie whether it could be promoted now, or was still iffy. NVS thinks it's probably okay to go live now, but asked about your thoughts, too. What do you think?

At 21:33, Jan 21, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Okk, thanks for promoting that one! Yeah, honestly it's a pretty overwhelming topic to wrap one's head around... I've done a fair amount of sitting for just a handful of different disabilities, and it seems like a lot to cover to me, when disabilities can be so varied. Even though I've done a little, I'm in a similar boat on being unsure about having enough experience to cover it. Maybe we'll leave it with attention for now and someone with more solid experience can tackle it in due course!

At 22:03, Jan 21, 2016

RosejuiceRosejuice said:

Luna,

I'm just dropping by to tell you that your recent posts in the forums were spot on! Helping to keep everything okay in that thread is appreciated by me :)

Also, thank you so much for just being on wikiHow, I don't know you that well but I can see you do a lot for the autism section in wH and you work so hard and I just want to thank you! You're fabulous! :)

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At 05:38, Jan 22, 2016

Dinny-PaulDinny Paul said:

Hey Luna just wanted to let you know that the website link on your wikihow user page is incorrect it goes to wikihow not found page instead of your deviantart page I loved your art on deviantart :)

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At 04:56, Jan 24, 2016

TRIWIZARDSTRIWIZARDS said:

think you ARE -HARRY POTTER AFN

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At 04:39, Jan 27, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements! How have you been?

At 22:24, Jan 29, 2016

NikkibaeNikkibae said:

hi

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At 10:47, Jan 31, 2016

HumanBeingHumanBeing said:

Hello. I saw an article today that I thought you might be interested in. Talk-to-a-Schizophrenic. I fully understand that mental health is not your area of expertise but you are very empathetic, great at writing with all sorts of people I n mind and incredibly artistic. Maybes you could have a look at this and make it a bit friendlier and less confrontational? Ignore me by all means, I shan't be offered.

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At 17:22, Feb 03, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Help a Hyposensitive Autistic Person. Those sensory seats used to work wonders for a few kiddos in our preschool - We had the ones like this, and there were a couple of kids who just responded so well to sitting on them. What a neat discovery of someone somewhere...!

At 17:58, Feb 03, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Heard you're going to the meetup! Hope to see you there! -:)

At 02:20, Feb 05, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements :) Hope your week is going well?

At 09:19, Feb 07, 2016

WarriorOfEdenTaylor Griffith said:

Hey! I need a little help with something. A boy who volunteers at the same place I am is acting strange everytime he is near me or I am near him. He smiles, smirks, chuckles, taps my shoulder gently (only did this once) and he even gave me a snack cuz I didn't bring my own one.

Problem is. I don't know barely anything about him, he is slightly older, has a faint beard and he is taller than me too. I am really nervous about this.... any help or advice?

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At 16:26, Feb 08, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

From what I remember, they were most helpful for the "wiggle worms", as we used to call them, hah. The kids who thrived on moving around and had trouble sitting still; if I remember right, because you're sort of always trying to balance on those cushions, you're engaging your core and on some level "exercising", even as you sit still. So it was a good option for the kiddos who had trouble sitting at circle time and so on.

Have you thought about trying to sit on a big exercise ball? That's supposed to be really great for your posture, because you're sort of forced to sit tall (lest you roll off!). You can even buy "chairs" made of them, like this, but we have one rolling around the wikiHaus that a few folks just sit on as is, sometimes. It's a bit too tall for me tbh - I think I'd have to buy a smaller size, but then I'm only 5'2"!

At 18:31, Feb 08, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

No problem!

Ugh, you're not the only one recovering from a sickness! I was sick this past weekend and on Saturday I was so tired that I decided to go to bed an hour earlier than usual. I'm feeling better, but still haven't quite reached 100% yet! I hope you feel better soon.

I was spending some time in the teenage/breakup/suicidal thoughts category today and found this article you started. Very well written and nicely done :)

I can't wait to meet you in person!

At 22:43, Feb 09, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I thought your edit to Be at wikiHow was great. Thanks for chipping in!

At 23:05, Feb 10, 2016

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Hello Rosie, I've started a new article! I'm still working on it; but when it's in reasonable shape, could you edit it? I'm going to cook up my usual team of editors/users that can help! I'm hoping for another Rising Star :D

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Friend

A friend so cheerful and tender,

someone to share my thoughts with.

Thanks for being a great wikiFriend!
Hope you recover soon!

Cheers!!

Butterfly Princess

At 23:05, Feb 10, 2016

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Hello Rosie, I've started a new article! I'm still working on it; but when it's in reasonable shape, could you edit it? I'm going to cook up my usual team of editors/users that can help! I'm hoping for another Rising Star :D

Male and female superb fairy 7622.jpg

Friend

A friend so cheerful and tender,

someone to share my thoughts with.

Thanks for being a great wikiFriend!
Hope you recover soon!

Cheers!!

Butterfly Princess

At 03:12, Feb 11, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Sorry for the "thanks" spam (but not sorry since you deserve it!), but thanks for always helping out with categorization :)

At 20:30, Feb 11, 2016

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Hey Rosie, I just wanted to say something (sorry for bombarding your talk page!) : Shouldn't you be on the list of Boosters? I looked for you there, but didn't see you. I just wanted to give you a heads up about that so you could add yourself.

Cheers!!

Butterfly Princess

At 02:38, Feb 14, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Looks good to me! :)

At 02:39, Feb 14, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Write a Disabled Character to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 23:04, Feb 14, 2016

ChocolateFan1Ofelia said:

Thanks for your edits on Make a Fictional LGBT Character. It was a wonderful expansion and the pictures were beautiful!

At 20:06, Feb 16, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Your edit on Make a Fictional LGBT Character looked good! :)

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements, too :) Nice work last week!

At 22:47, Feb 16, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey, thank you so much for expanding Make a Fictional LGBT Character! I really love how much you expanded it and helped it out, and I really appreciate that you added in what I missed when creating the article! Thank you so much! (And the images look lovely, by the way!)

At 02:15, Feb 22, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I saw that you contributed to Claim Disabled Access Credit--Thanks for helping out!

At 18:19, Feb 22, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Got those form entries and passed them on to the Wikivis team, no worries - you were busy this weekend! :D

At 02:58, Feb 26, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for the work you did on Find Something Good Out of a Bully's Insult!

At 05:02, Feb 26, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Oh my, I love your edits to Find Something Good Out of a Bully's Insult. Those are amazing tips! I'll have to do that with people that bully me...though thankfully there are so many kind people in my life :)

At 03:56, Feb 27, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Nice work on Emulate Ponyboy from "The Outsiders". Thanks for the helpful edit!

At 02:42, Feb 29, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Luna,

I am so, so sorry about that publication - I was very upset to see it, too, and so was Carrie. Sometimes topics get onto lists for creation because they are what readers are searching for, and then sometimes those titles slip through the cracks and are started, in particular by newer/trainee writers, even when they shouldn't. This was a no-no, and we are really sorry that you were the one to catch it and not us. It's gone now but I am sending you a huge hug and a big apology for how it must have upset your night. Please let me know what else I can do to help?

At 02:45, Feb 29, 2016

Dr.-CarrieDr. Carrie said:

Luna, I see that Anna responded to you already, but I just want to reiterate how sorry we are. This title was on a list of titles slated to be created based on what readers search for, and unfortunately, I didn't catch it before it went out to a newer writer for creation. I feel terrible about this, and I deleted the article, but please let me know if I can do anything else. Again, I'm very, very sorry.

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At 03:41, Feb 29, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Aw I'm so sorry it came at such a bad time too! I had a rough week as well so while I can't truly know how it feels in your shoes, I'm right there with you in spirit and sending you our hugs and apologies. It's rotten that the topic is even something people look for. I hope you know just how much I (and all of us here) appreciate you, just as you are!

At 12:29, Feb 29, 2016

AwkwolfAwkwolf said:

Sorry to bother, this is probably the most irrelevant message in the most inappropriate place, but seeing you and how you seem to cope so well gives me hope in my own struggle with this horrible disorder, and for that I need to thank you. You have, although unintentionally, helped me want to live again.

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At 22:31, Feb 29, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey, Luna. I saw your messages to Anna. I hope you don't mind me leaving you this message, but I want to say that you're one of the kindest people I've had the pleasure of meeting in my life, regardless of whatever people consider is "wrong" with you. There's nothing wrong with you, I promise. I'm so glad you're on wikiHow and that you help us out whenever possible. And if you ever need someone to talk to, let me know. I might not always be able to reach you, but I'm always willing to listen. (And for the record, I would absolutely love to have a person like you in my family. You're such a kind, lovely person, regardless of whether people consider you "normal" or not.)

At 05:18, Mar 01, 2016

Jeremy-BeaudetJeremy said:

hey luna, just checking in with you! i havent talked to you in forever!

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At 02:23, Mar 03, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hey Luna,

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements! It's so lovely to see you editing so much in a positive way!

At 17:03, Mar 06, 2016

Clara1276Clara1276 said:

Hey, just a quick question: how do I get my articles approved on the quality review process?

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At 00:07, Mar 07, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Identify Trauma in Autistic People to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 00:11, Mar 07, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

What about the one you had, plus PTSD - does that work? It looks like a solid guide for getting folks to the help they need. Great!

Oh, and if you get a chance, take a gander at your email - just want to make sure you saw the heads-up/question I sent about a social media post Maria has in mind for International Women's Day. It's scheduled to go out automatically on Tues morning, I believe, so if you have concerns just let me know ASAP so she can fix it before then? Sorry for the tight timeline! The social media stuff rolls on a quick schedule, hah!

At 16:21, Mar 07, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Okie doke - and thanks; as always, do feel free to change it again or change it back! It was good as is, too - I just thought mentioning the professionals up front might be a good step for anyone really unsure of how to proceed. Oh and hey, the image on "Watch for avoidant behavior" isn't showing up for me - is it for you? Could just be my browser or connection!

At 17:19, Mar 07, 2016

VishwavijayVishwavijay said:

Hi Luna,

Its been a while we spoke or discussed something about the site. :)

I just wanted to let you know that I found myself not contributing substantially actually in any way at all to the Autism project. I removed my name from three projects just now because I was not active in them. Hope this project you started makes the readers aware of great articles and useful content.

Let me know if you have any questions or anything to share. :)

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At 23:07, Mar 08, 2016

QueenElsa48Emmanuella said:

Hey.I love your articles.Do u think u have any tips for stopping a rumour and being brave?

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At 00:23, Mar 09, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey! I love the expansion you made to Avoid Dating. It made the article so much better!

At 04:56, Mar 10, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna,

I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for starting an article on How to Identify Trauma in Autistic People. This is definitely a tough topic that is important to readers, so I appreciate your initiative. Your contributions to the autism category are also recognized, valued and very much appreciated. You do so much to help promote acceptance of autistic people and it makes a huge difference to readers and to autistic people, as well as parents of autistic children and friends of autistic people. Keep up the wonderful work helping readers with positive and mature advice.

Thank you for all you do!

Adelaide

P.S - Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements, too - what a lovely honor that is well deserved as always!

At 16:41, Mar 18, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Understand Dyslexia. Nice video find! There are so many lower quality vids out there that I have very little patience for wading through and finding the good ones, hah. Kudos to you for adding a helpful one here!! A good way to reach folks with all learning styles, too, to offer more than just a page full of words :)

At 20:41, Mar 18, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Oh that's great - glad he/she was able to pass on such a useful resource! And yeah, getting more disabled folks chipping in would be amazing -- so important to get firsthand experience on that kind of title. Maybe your friend could be convinced to do a little? :D

At 21:31, Mar 20, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Very true -- people with autism deserve more respect than they get.

At 16:31, Mar 23, 2016

74.194.107.23374.194.107.233 said:

thank you

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At 16:32, Mar 23, 2016

74.194.107.23374.194.107.233 said:

I hope this will help

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At 15:08, Mar 24, 2016

Jax-SmithJax Smith said:

Hey Luna! My name is Jax. Nice to meet you.

I really like your profile picture. Did you draw it yourself? I love the art style, its so different from the ones I've seen before!

Kind regards,

Jax

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At 16:06, Mar 24, 2016

Jax-SmithJax Smith said:

No prob!

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Thanks for your dedication to wikiHow!


We really appreciate

all that you've done to make it a better place.


We're glad you're here!
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At 19:05, Mar 24, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna,

Thank you for the wonderful edits to Act Around People With Special Needs! I agree, it is extremely essential to be more respectful to people with special needs. I appreciate all your excellent contributions. Congrats on being in our Community Achievements, too! You completely deserved it!

How has your week been?

At 19:08, Mar 26, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Oh nice- what a good collab! Category seems fine to me- sorry I'm out and about and just on my phone for now so can't give it a boost from here easily but hopefully someone will come and get it live for you soon, or you can always promote it yourself if you're eager to get it out there :)

At 19:11, Mar 26, 2016

XxVxXXxVxX said:

I just chose your article on how to Cope with Autism Awareness Month to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

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At 19:17, Mar 26, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Oh hurrah- done and dusted :)

At 07:33, Mar 27, 2016

VishwavijayVishwavijay said:

Thanks Luna for publishing the article Keep Believing in God It was really considerate of you to take the time and publish it.

I am not aware if you celebrate Easter. However, let me wish you a very prosperous Easter. Hope you have fun! :)

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At 04:00, Apr 01, 2016

IllneedasaviourIllneedasaviour said:

Hi Luna! Would you be up for reviewing this Seymour Edits edit to Get a Girlfrend When You're Autistic? I marked it as patrolled in RCP, but just knew I had to pass on this diff to our autism expert. :) Hope all is well with you!

At 05:31, Apr 01, 2016

Evakuykendall10Evakuykendall10 said:

Hi Luna my name is Eva and i was talking to Adelaide so she said to talk to you and i was wondering if you can help me with a situation so this boy really likes me but i don't think I like him so i want to tell him i don't like him i really need help of how to tell him he is very sensitive i do not want to hurt his feelings at all!! Do you think you can help me Yes or No????😯😯😯😯😯😧😦

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At 02:17, Apr 02, 2016

AiosisAiosis said:

Hi Luna,

I just have to ask, how do you know all of things about autism? I have Asperger's Syndrome and I know nothing about it. I can't convince my mother that Autism Speaks is wrong and demeaning, Also, do people with Asperger's Syndrome have problems with rejection? It's my current problem right now.

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At 02:43, Apr 02, 2016

AiosisAiosis said:

I've never thought or seen it that way before, It's scary to think that a company would use eugenics to wipe neurodiversity out. What would they do to the current autistic people right now? I kind of prefer to stay away from social media, in my opinion, it's a minefield out there! Why does Autism Speaks have a dollar sign? I just noticed that. My mother is kind of stubborn about the subject of autism, I have an appointment on the 13th about it. But still, I've never thought about it like that. Thanks!

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At 05:11, Apr 02, 2016

BluefizzBluefizz said:

Hi there! I saw that you posted something on the forum about disability euphemisms, and how many people don't want to be called themselves a person with special needs. I already knew about identity/person first language, but not about the term special needs being discouraged. Can you send me a link to an article giving some general info about that kind of stuff? I'm alright if you link me to tumblr, just a head's up.

One other question: Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't even be contributing to articles about disability other than deafness because I try to educated myself on the subject, because I'm not disabled. Is it really okay? ^^ Thanks!

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At 10:55, Apr 02, 2016

SonamoniSonamoni said:

Thanks Rosie! :-)

Your articles about stimming had been quite helpful to me, as I needed another form fpt it other than waving my hands!!

Thanks!

At 14:13, Apr 02, 2016

Butterfly-princessButterfly princess said:

Hello Rosie, I just saw your article that was featured! Congratulations :) You're awesome around here!

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Thanks for spreading wikiLove!

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Cheers!!

Maria

At 05:56, Apr 03, 2016

AiosisAiosis said:

Hi Luna,

She isn't even budging about it, she still thinks that Autism speaks is good because they have lots of media coverage and sponsors. I found out that she donated to them today, she says that they are the people who are making other people aware of autism. I'll email you more about this.

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At 16:28, Apr 06, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Treat Autism. I loved your thoughtful and balanced approach here; mentioning the options, and the risks and potential for misuse, on all sides. Really solid stuff!

At 22:18, Apr 06, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks! My experience is pretty limited and also rusty at this point so I'm not sure I have anything to say that you don't already, but I'll ponder on it!

At 16:40, Apr 08, 2016

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Hi MissLunaRose! I just wrote an article to answer a request, Take an Autistic Child to Disneyland. Was wondering if you'd give it a quick look. :)

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At 19:48, Apr 08, 2016

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Awesome! Thank you so much! :)

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At 22:01, Apr 08, 2016

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Thank you!! Since I became a welcomer I wanted to look friendly, and I also just love cute things. (^ ^)

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At 01:52, Apr 09, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Definitely worth a little digging - it looks like that speech was added here back in 2013 but the LinkedIn post was very recent? So it may have been copied that way around...? Or do you have reason to believe it was written by Vijay before then?

At 03:03, Apr 09, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements! Have a wonderful weekend :)

At 16:44, Apr 09, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Hah how funny- well honestly based on the order of publication there it looks more likely that the wikiHow post came first and the LinkedIn one forgot about attribution. We don't tend to sweat that too much on a small scale (others providing clear attribution and info about the CC license, although they technically should) so it's probably fine. If you do get any inkling that it worked the other way around (like find an earlier post), let me know and I can definitely follow up!

At 00:50, Apr 12, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Understand an Autistic Person's Needs to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 01:26, Apr 14, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

I saw that you contributed to Treat Autism--Thanks for helping out!

At 17:03, Apr 19, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

I just chose your article on how to Understand Autistic Strengths to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 22:22, Apr 21, 2016

AiosisAiosis said:

Hi Luna,

I haven't wikitexted you in a while! How's it going? This week, I ended up spraining my ankle.. I still have questions about Asperger's syndrome. Thanks!

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At 22:50, Apr 21, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey hey, thanks for the thumbs up! :)

At 20:22, Apr 22, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

High Quality wikiHow Contributor
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Thank you for sharing your useful expertise about autism and coping with upsetting situations. It has helped so many people worldwide. Without you, we would not have useful resources for coping with the challenges of being autistic. Thanks very much for all you do, you're a wonderful asset to our community!

At 22:44, Apr 24, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Sure sure - you can put it back into the NAB url like this: http://www.wikihow.com/Special:Newarticleboost/Tell-if-a-Family-Member-is-LGBT -- and mark it from there :)

At 03:33, Apr 27, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Thanks for your edits on Discussion:Prevent Teen Suicide. I agree - this is a great FA candidate! How is your week going?

At 03:38, Apr 28, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Lovely edit on Get Along With Literal Thinkers! Congrats on being featured in our Community Achievements :) Can't wait to see you soon!

At 15:30, Apr 28, 2016

DaniFreeDanielle said:

Hey MissLunaRose! I just wrote an article, Stop Body Policing, and I wondered if you might take a look at it, see if the language is on par and all that. :)

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At 19:51, Apr 28, 2016

WithGlitterWithGlitter said:

Thank you :)

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At 20:13, Apr 28, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

I think that sounds fair to do! Is there a way to maybe do two sections -- one on practicing the technique, and the other on something like... making the most of NVC, understanding NVC, knowing the limitations, something like that?

At 20:16, Apr 28, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hi, Luna! Sorry to bother you, but I'm currently in the process of making and collaborating with someone on an autism-related article that deals with crushes, and I just want to ask if you would be okay with your drawings being used in it (you'd be free to incorporate them yourself, if you were okay with it) or not. Thanks! :)

At 22:28, Apr 28, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Great! Thank you :) I'll send you a link to the article once it's finished!

At 06:59, Apr 29, 2016

Autiniq-ThomasAutiniq Thomas said:

Thank yoi to everyone that helped make this article more desireable to read. I appreciate each and everyone that edited and made changes. It is perfect.

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At 15:24, Apr 29, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Well, I'll be honest that I don't know much about the actual method or the pitfalls, but just from a read-through, your edit sounds really reasonable to me; it looks like you kept the original info in there about the method (which is rated pretty helpful by readers, so that's good), but at the same time included more on the possible pitfalls (good for any topic!). I also really liked the last section on general positive/productive communication techniques and when to take a step back.

I don't really know anything about this guy or blog (for all I know, the rest of his content could be awful or wonderful, so don't take this as an endorsement or condemnation!), but I happened to come across it while looking up some of these issues, and I thought his take kind of echoed yours, and sounds pretty reasonable: "I’m convinced the majority of those using NVC like it because of the underlying intention and are helping the world dance more peacefully. I’m also sure there are some who have taken NVC as a tool to help themselves at the expense of others."

All we can do is provide info on the tools and how to use them well (and avoid misusing them). It seems to me that your edit does that, so it gets a thumbs up from me!

At 20:01, Apr 30, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey, Luna! I finished the article; could you put some images into this article, please? Thank you! :)

At 19:46, May 04, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

I took a crack but wonder if it's a little long. What do you think?

At 01:23, May 05, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna, congrats on being featured in this week's Community Achievements! It has been so long since we last talked! How are you?

At 01:25, May 05, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

PS Looking forward to meeting you in person next week! :)

At 17:10, May 09, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Teach Autistic Children. Cheers for the cleanup and link change there, Luna!

At 18:22, May 09, 2016

Jmarc2Jamie said:

so u cant help me

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At 01:22, May 11, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Oh my gosh, that looks fantastic! Thank you for overhauling it, too - it looks so much better now than it did before and it's so much more informative. (And don't worry about finals making it take longer - I don't mind at all.) Seriously, thank you so much! It looks so much better now.

Also, this isn't related to the article, but I seem to recall you mentioned in the meetup's thread some months back that you would be attending the meetup this year? I'll be going too - I'm excited to meet you! :)

At 01:02, May 14, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Great meeting you in person, and lovely edit on Live with Dyspraxia!

At 03:10, May 14, 2016

Ginny-K.Ginny K. said:

Thanks for fixing the inuse symbols. I did it from memory, rather than checking that I had it right, so again, thanks. Hope to get it removed soon, need to do some illustrations. G

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At 07:03, May 14, 2016

Arman-AfzalArman Afzal said:

Thanks! I actually have my very own pet hunsman, I let her crawl out once in a while, but she only crawls into my empty rubbish bin... The article was made because when I searched up how to take care of these animals, only two proper and imformative websites popped up, so I decided to make one as it might become popular (if people arn't scared of giant hairy spiders).

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At 03:00, May 16, 2016

Lutherus-ShyrilserLutherus said:

Hi Luna,

Did you make it home ok?

At 03:52, May 16, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Just wanted to say it was lovely meeting you! You're a very kind and gentle person. :)

At 15:34, May 16, 2016

ColieColie said:

Hey Luna! Just wanted to tell you that it was awesome to meet you this last weekend! Did you have a good travel home? :)

Colie

At 03:58, May 17, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Lovely meeting you in Portland last weekend! Thank you for being so thoughtful and comforting to everyone. I wrote what I appreciated about you here :) Hope you had a safe flight back!

At 04:11, May 17, 2016

Kelly32141Kelly32141 said:

Hey! I haven't gotten a chance to meet you.

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At 18:00, May 20, 2016

SarahBSarahB said:

Hi Luna, I really enjoyed meeting you last weekend and thank you so much for meeting me at the airport in Portland and accompanying me to the hotel. How was your trip home? I am still catching up on the time difference.

At 17:39, May 23, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Haven't talked to you since the meetup - was your flight back all okay? Hope it all went smoothly!

Just wanted to say again how FAB it was to meet you in person. Let's do that every year :D

At 17:28, May 29, 2016

DifuWuDifuWu said:

I was just patrolling your edit on Deal with Your Exams when You Are Autistic in recent changes. Great job! Thank you.

At 21:48, May 29, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey, Luna. I saw that you left a comment on the discussion page for Get Out of Special Education. I actually have some experience with that, so I did some work on the article - what do you think of this, and would you like to fine-tune anything I might have forgotten?

At 18:01, May 30, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Thank you! I don't know too much about elementary school special education, but I'm going to remove the stub tag. I'll post a comment on the Discussion page asking for people to help out with elementary special education advice. Hopefully it gets some more advice. :)

At 16:26, May 31, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on User_talk:Seymour Edits. Ah that's a tough one! But yes, I'd be happy to pass it on - hopefully they can add some more info in there, including the legal stuff as needed. Thanks Luna!

At 16:32, May 31, 2016

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Luna - thanks for nominating Walk With a Blind Person for featuring :) If there are any others you've nominated that haven't been featured yet that you can think of, can you let me know? Sometimes the nominations slip through the cracks because the system was overwhelmed by people nominating not-so-great articles for featuring in the past :/

I saw your note in the forums, too. The tentative date for the meetup next year is the weekend of May 6-7. The backup weekend is later in the month, but chances are looking better for 6/7.

At 21:38, May 31, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Okay great - bit by bit, it'll get there! And that's a really good point about the language - I let Carrie know and she totally agrees. If you want to follow up with more edits afterwards for language tweaks, definitely please do!

I cleared those ratings for you. Cheers for tackling the edit!

At 19:19, Jun 03, 2016

KrystleKrystle said:

Hi Luna! Just a quick note that Walk With a Blind Person is going to be featured next week on 6/7. Thanks again for your nomination there!

At 15:56, Jun 04, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Yes! That sounds fantastic. :) I'll finish off the basic portions of it so that it's safe to remove the NFD tag, and then remove the InUse - that way it'll stay out of NFD Guardian. Or would you like to work with me while it still has the InUse on it? I give you permission for that - you work magic on articles, so I don't mind if you do. :)

At 17:46, Jun 04, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

That looks fantastic! I'll work on expanding some more parts in the meantime. :D

At 16:33, Jun 07, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Raise Money for a Good Cause. Yesss, really good point to make!

At 19:03, Jun 10, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Ah sorry if it edit-clashed! The expansion looks great, though :)

At 15:35, Jun 12, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Ick! It looks like they haven't done anything in a day or so, so hopefully they got bored of the trolling and moved on. But if you see them pick it back up, you can def report it on the ANB!

At 16:32, Jun 12, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Thank you for the tips! I'm actually technically not allowed on Tumblr (long story short, I was a stupid kid) but I suppose I could ask my dad if I can clear the old junk on my blog, unfollow everyone, and then just start fresh. I'll add those in the article - thank you again! :)

At 22:18, Jun 12, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Well, I spoke to my parents, and they're not allowing me on Tumblr regardless of whether it's wikiHow-related or not. Thank you for offering that tip, but it's not really available for me. :(

At 23:06, Jun 12, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

If you don't mind, yes, I would like that! Thank you so much for offering. :)

At 21:01, Jun 15, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Yes! I'd love to work with you on that. I've had a bunch of experience with air travel, but not much experience with the airport security combined with disability, mostly because I've usually gone through security pre-check, hah. :) I've also never really traveled with someone else who was anything other than autistic, and unfortunately I'm not finding too much information on other disabilities and air travel. I did find a government source, though, so I'll weave that in real quick!

At 15:51, Jun 16, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Cope with Dyslexia. Will pass the request on for ya!

At 16:27, Jun 16, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Yeah, it means well but it's sort of an outdated MO - I think the spread of self-advocacy on the web has really helped to combat that kind of thing, and it's time to update the article! I took a little stab at wording, here, but I think you could probably do it better justice than I! Want to take a look and then change as you see fit?

At 17:27, Jun 16, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on User_talk:Wikivisual. Yep, totally fair point - and very thoughtful. Thank you for the kind note about it. I passed it on to Brooke and she'd be very happy to have the artist tweak those to remove the connotations of the symbols. Consider it a work in progress!

At 18:14, Jun 16, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Yes, I think that'd be good! Maybe a quick sentence in the intro, or something longer in the Tips? Obviously the main point of the article is medical but I still think it's not a bad idea to inject some positivity and advocacy into it, at least in a subtle way :)

At 18:55, Jun 16, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

No prob! Glad to be getting things done and hopefully being helpful along the way!

Oh, I talked to Connor - unfortunately your fav isn't available at the moment, but he's going to put the Make-a-Behavior-Intervention-Plan-for-an-Autistic-Child title in the queue for someone else good. Sorry it can't be her at the moment! If they come through and there are any problems with the pics, we can definitely sort it out, though - so let's see what comes up and hope it's someone almost as neat as her? :)

At 19:04, Jun 16, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

It looks wonderful! Glad you could pull from your own experiences with yourself and your sister; it's great to see such a vast improvement on the article. :)

Thank you so much. Sensory overload and people messaging me on my Talk is not a good combination. I'm okay now, but I've disabled the WelcomeBot's use of my account from now on. I can't deal with all the new users. :/

At 20:28, Jun 16, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Also, just a heads-up: I gave the traveling article a few more tweaks. What do you think of this?

At 18:29, Jun 19, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey, Luna - I just want you to know that I did a couple minor tweaks today to Be an Autistic Parent, including removing the InUse and the NFD tag. If you think there's still work to be done on it, feel free to put the InUse back on, but I don't think it needs the NFD tag anymore, hah. :) I haven't promoted it yet, since I wanted to check with you and ask if you feel that it's ready to go live. Do you think it's ready for that?

At 21:06, Jun 19, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Okay - thanks for putting in your feedback. I'll promote it in the meantime. Thank you for helping me out on it! :)

At 21:43, Jun 20, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Thank you!!! :D I hope you don't mind that I'm weaving in so many of your articles, hah. They do contain a lot of useful advice! :)

At 01:06, Jun 22, 2016

AdelaideAdelaide said:

Hi Luna! I understand that you're busy, but if you have time, do you have any expertise to add to my new article? https://www.wikihow.com/Support-a-Friend-During-a-Mental-Breakdown

At 16:25, Jun 22, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Respond when Someone Calls You a "Racist".

I put the request in for ya!

At 19:55, Jun 22, 2016

KrystleKrystle said:

Hey Luna,

I just posted something in the forums about my time at wikiHow, and just wanted to reach out and say thank you for having been such an awesome part of this community since you joined. I've learned so much from your edits, and it was great getting to meet you in person in Portland. I look forward to collaborating with you as a volunteer in the future! Please stay in touch :)

At 16:29, Jun 28, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Deal With Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Looks good to me! We used to shy away from the singular they, just from the grammatical point of view... but now it's legit! Times ch-ch-change, and these tweaks look like a great update to me :)

At 15:28, Jul 01, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Thank you! :) You've done a lot of important work, too, so kudos to you for that. To be perfectly honest, I would be legitimately surprised if you told me that any well-developed article in the Autism Spectrum category or its subcategories hadn't been edited by you at some point. :P

At 22:05, Jul 01, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on User_talk:Wikivisual. I found a public domain image of the type you described and subbed that in over the drawing - what do you think?

Thanks for being so understanding of the illustrator there - sometimes researching the topic can lead you down the wrong path, and I'm sure they didn't mean to harm or offend. I appreciate your pointing it out for a fix!

At 22:06, Jul 01, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

PS Your artistic skills go so far beyond mine (as in, I have none, hah!) - if you want to edit and change the image yourself to show something different, please go for it! No offense taken, and as long as we put the right license on, the team and bot won't mind either ;)

At 16:25, Jul 03, 2016

ChocolateFan1Ofelia said:

Hey Luna! Just wanted to say congrats on the RS- your article was amazing! There was so much research put into it, and the drawings were stunning (you are a great artist). Plus, it earned a 100 in NAB, which I've never seen before :)

At 16:25, Jul 03, 2016

ChocolateFan1Ofelia said:

I just chose your article on how to Boycott Autism Speaks to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 22:46, Jul 03, 2016

AlabasterAlabaster said:

What a wonderful and complete article you created in How to Boycott Autism Speaks. Very well done!

At 20:14, Jul 04, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

I saw your message to Ofelia. You did fantastic work on How to Boycott Autism Speaks, but please don't ever feel the need to exhaust yourself or talk about their hatred if it wears you out so much. Big hugs, or if you don't want hugs right now, lots of love, and make sure to take some time out for yourself. And if you ever need an Autism Speaks representative slapped, I'd be happy to do that for you if I meet one.

At 01:00, Jul 05, 2016

ChocolateFan1Ofelia said:

No problem! I can see already that your article is going to get tons of reads (200 in one day?!), and reach lots of people :)

At 16:21, Jul 05, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Glad you liked that image switch!

For the NAB concern, it's probably just the hour delay - any new article takes an hour or so to enter into NAB, to make sure that the author has had time to do all their editing and review. Looks like it got there and was promoted so probably all good :)

That's soooo cool to see all the Tumblr notes! What an awesome impact, and such a good and timely guide. And it's really neat to see that more folks are using our resources - in the autistic community and on Tumblr. Do you know if any of the folks there end up coming in to add their own advice, too?

At 17:56, Jul 10, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Thanks for your edits on Help a Child Who Lies to You. Nice catch!

At 14:48, Jul 11, 2016

WikihowSaverNadia said:

Just saw Boycott Autism Speaks. Thanks for starting such a wonderful and powerful topic. I really admire your braveness and strength.

WikihowSaver; The Fun, Cooking Saver (talk) 14:48, 11 July 2016 (GMT)

At 17:12, Jul 11, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on User_talk:Seymour Edits. I'll add that to the list - thanks Luna!

Oh, do you think there's a better title for it? Maybe something that's more specific to the role/needs in a case like that, or do they really call them "personal assistants" in some cases?

At 20:11, Jul 11, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Yeah, fair enough - I'd guess they mean something like an aide. I'll change it to that for now but leave it up to them if there's a better title in the long run. Thanks Luna!

At 22:04, Jul 11, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Avoid Miscommunication when You're Autistic. Love that you found images to match the style of the existing ones - nice! Glad that's all done and dusted :)

At 15:03, Jul 15, 2016

ChocolateFan1Ofelia said:

Thanks for your edits on Understand Autism. You did an amazing expansion, and truly improved the quality of the article.

At 15:59, Jul 15, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Alrighty! I'll see what I can do. :) I won't be able to get to it for a few days because I'm not on a computer right now (I'm in Arizona, and I didn't bring my laptop with me... aaaargh), but I'll definitely take a look at it when I can! Your expansion is fantastic - I love how it looks.

By the way, I love that you added images to Enjoy Being a Teenager! It looks wonderful now! Thank you! :)

Good luck with the laptop repairs - I hope it doesn't take too long to get done! I'm really excited to work with you in the future, too - and I really hope you can come to the next meetup! :D

At 20:16, Jul 15, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Discussion:Enjoy Being a Teenager.

Nice! The pics and FAC - thumbs up, if I could give you one for a Discussion page :)

At 02:26, Jul 16, 2016

Chris-GarthwaiteChristopher G. said:

Thanks for your edits on Cope, Survive, and Thrive.

However, what do you know about how autism relates to GMO ... or "not"? Please cite good references.

I listened to a rather lengthy Public Radio show about it the other day, on Listener-Sponsored Free Radio, KPFA in Berkeley. I did not take down the host's name. I am a conservative but the station is quite liberal -- I use it to balance my thinking and stay open-minded.

They were VERY convincing that autism is linked to GMO foods and perticides, species, etc. I'd like to hear the other side if you've got one. Else, please revert your edit. Thanks! :)

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At 20:54, Jul 16, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Well, Monday's only a couple of days away! I'll let you know about any needed pictures, though. :) I'll be working on the article later, so I'll note you if something comes up!

At 16:20, Jul 17, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hmm, I'll see what I can do. Your expansion on it looks great! It's much better now. :) It mostly frustrated me in the first place because it had no real advice for autistic boys! If I randomly tell people I'm autistic, I just get weird looks. (Or there are mentions of Autism Speaks. That usually prompts me to go into a rant...)

Thank you! :) I'm glad I could help. If you ever need any more edits on it, or any other articles, just let me know! Happy to pitch in! /flaps

At 17:16, Jul 17, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

By the way, I just noticed this - thank you for removing CG's message from my Talk. I think I'm going to leave an ANB note so that someone can have a word with him about respecting other people's wishes. :/

At 01:25, Jul 18, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Also, I'm really sorry for leaving you so many messages at once, but I noticed that one of your images is broken. It's called "Woman Carries Man who is Scared of Cats", and I know for sure that it's used in Identify Trauma in Autistic People (Method 3, Step 4). I've also tried right-clicking to see if it's just not showing up, but I'm not getting any results with that, either, and it's not showing up in wikiHow's file database, so I just wanted to give you the heads-up in case you didn't know. :)

At 07:46, Jul 18, 2016

Chris-GarthwaiteChristopher G. said:

Luna, I have two ids, xhohx and chris-garthwaite. Just so you know. I feel you neglected to respond to my original post to your talk page here. It was up to you to defend your edit. I really wish you had done so adroitly, as you certainly seem to be something of an authority on the subject. I am not and do apologize, for I have since learned that the psych cleassification changed back to broad spectrum, which explains the exponential increase in the proportional population of autistic people. That per a good friend of mine Saturday afternoon and I am grateful to stand corrected. I have said all along that the edit can stand, I just wanted to know why I was wrong, with reference to real authority. OK? I got my info from a liberal guest on a very liberal radio station. Being conservative, I use it to keep an open mind and balance to my positions. IT sounded like a reasonable correlation to me.

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At 07:51, Jul 18, 2016

Chris-GarthwaiteChristopher G. said:

And yes, as for Alex's boundaries, he extended himself in your defense. If he was unprepared to go the distance, he should have said so up front. However, I did not want to stress anyone or make them "uncomfortable". I have apologized to him as well. As I told him, "we are trying to help, not hinder". Btw, my son is autistic and I happen to be schizoaffective, so I can relate to ridding a good source of information lik wikiHow of and and all improper stigmatization (some heinous behavior should be stigmatized, imho).

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At 14:01, Jul 18, 2016

Chris-GarthwaiteChristopher G. said:

Thank you very much for your kindly thought-out notes. I appreciate the support. I stand corrected on your original edit and apologize. I do think that it's useful to search for correlations and see if they're causative. I now understand that a change in the diagnostics was responsible for the disproportionate apparent growth in the autistic population relative to the whole. I will find the time to read your articles on the subject which I'm sure rely on good authority! :) And thank you for your original edit; let's keep wikiHow a good source!!

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At 15:35, Jul 18, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Hmm, I just chatted with Reuben about it and he's not sure what happened there - some kind of error with the generating of the different sizes of the image, it looks like. Since we're not seeing it on other images, it'd probably be best to try reuploading it - hopefully we can kick it into gear with a new version. He also suggests that in general, jpegs are safer than pngs with our system, if that's doable. Do you want to try reuploading first, and if that doesn't do the trick, I'll give it a go, and we'll go from there?

At 19:16, Jul 18, 2016

31.51.194.7331.51.194.73 said:

Thank you! By the way, is there a possibility to lock an account? Can you do that? Most siblings are annoying!

31.51.194.73 19:16, 18 July 2016 (GMT)

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At 19:55, Jul 18, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

I'm on it! :D I also made a tweak to an intro of an autism article you edited - what do you think of this?

Oh, no - that's not fun. :( I see Anna responded though - hopefully there's some fix! It's a lovely image, and that's a very cute cat. :)

Okay! I'll try to stick to one message so that I don't flood RCP, but glad that it's not an issue if you get a lot of messages. :) It's always good to hear from you, too! I'm glad we're able to collaborate on articles and work together - and thank you for explaining things to CG, by the way. I appreciate it very much. :)

At 20:45, Jul 21, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Not sure if you would have already seen but Write-About-Disability and several of the candidates you nominated are on the list for featuring in the next month. Thanks for putting such good suggestions out there - Maria loved going through them and putting together the schedule :)

At 04:06, Jul 22, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey Luna! Somewhat related to Anna's message above... I read Write About Disability after I tagged it as a Featured Article, and just want to say (in addition to the article being amazing, like usual) I love this image. It gave me a really good laugh. :D What art program do you use, if you don't mind my asking?

At 18:31, Jul 26, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Heya Luna,

Just wanted to give you a heads-up that after tomorrow, I'll be offline for a couple of weeks (well, two and a half, to be exact), for all the wedding and honeymoon madness (!!). So during that stretch, I won't be able to pass on your submissions to the "no wikiVisuals needed" form, buuut rest assured I'll go through them all once I get back and handle them then. If in the meantime, anything gets redone by mistake, you are very welcome to undo the edits! It won't be an intentional overriding - just a gap due to my vacation, and no harm intended. Hopefully it won't happen, but apologies in advance if it does... and I promise to get through the backlog as quickly as I can once I'm back :)

At 14:46, Jul 28, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

I actually wondered if you used Manga Studio! I use the same program, and I recognized some of the tool textures, most notably in Woman Speaks Nicely to Man with the chalky effect on the heart. :) I always get happy when I see your work - it's really lovely, whether it's a doodle or a drawing. And it's always great to see when a picture has a funny aspect to it, hah! (i.e. the disabled woman saying "I can't believe you're doing this in public again...")

Congrats on the featuring, by the way! I can't believe I didn't say that initially when I tagged the article for featuring. You do such wonderful work for the disabled community, even when it's hard to (and I'm really, really sorry about when it's hard to). I'm so glad that your efforts get recognized - actually, wait, alongside that, I'm glad that you are here on wikiHow, working alongside us! You're such a lovely person, and I'm so happy we've had the luck of meeting and collaborating. :) I really hope we can continue that in the future! And please let me know if you ever need help with something, whether it's needing help on an article (even if it's on a tough topic), or even just needing someone to vent to on a particularly bad day. I'd always be happy to help out. :)

Sorry, that was probably way too sappy and/or weird, but it's how I honestly feel. :P I think that wikiHow is very lucky to have you, and that we're all very lucky to have met someone as awesome as you!

At 19:00, Aug 01, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Thanks for your edits on Make a Fictional LGBT Character.

This is exactly why I complained about Wikivisual in the forums. /sigh/ Thanks for catching that.

At 18:51, Aug 02, 2016

CekelleyConnor Kelley said:

Hi Luna,

So happy to hear you like the images on Help a Depressed Boyfriend! It's wonderful to hear :) I will send along your comments to the artist!

All the best, Connor

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At 23:09, Aug 03, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Thanks for the thumbs up! :)

By the way, thank you for speaking up on the forum thread! I appreciate it so much - I'm currently working on drafting up a sample LGBT guideline thing. :) Thank you so much! It's always great to get some input from you. (And thanks for getting it through my head that I wasn't being whiny or bratty by asking Wikivisual to stop using bad imagery.)

At 01:16, Aug 05, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey hey Luna, I just wanted to ask you, since you're much more directly involved with the Autistic community than I am... There's a question on Spot Autism Symptoms in Teenagers, asking why they're referred to as "symptoms" when autism isn't a disease. (That's my fault, oops. I'm used to describing them as symptoms, not signs...) Because of this, I wanted to ask you: does the Autistic community prefer it being referred to as "symptoms" of autism, or "signs" of autism?

I've noticed that our Autism Diagnosis Process category seems to use "signs" when referring to diagnosing anyone other than the reader, but "symptoms" when referring to the reader. (Example: Recognize the Signs of Autism versus Recognize Autism Symptoms in Yourself.) Even if there's no clear preference of which term to use, do you think it'd be better to just match it up with the search trend and change the title to something like "Spot Signs of Autism in Teenagers"? The Google Trends search seems to be pretty equal, so I thought it'd be a good idea to ask you.

Feel free to get back to me whenever! No rush. I just thought it'd be worth asking to avoid upsetting the Autistic community as a whole. :) And thank you for your revisions in the Google doc, by the way!

At 08:11, Aug 09, 2016

ItsHelenMandana Bz said:

I just saw your helpful edit to Take Action Against Insults on Social Media. Thanks for the good contribution.

Helen Bz (talk) 08:11, 9 August 2016 (GMT)

At 01:18, Aug 10, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

No worries! (I responded fairly late, anyway.) I hope your mouth is feeling better. Eat lots of cold things. Like popsicles. :)

I think in that case, I'm going to change the title, because most of the time, the word "symptom" is used with a negative connotation (e.g. a lot of people say that moodiness is a symptom of growing up). May as well be better to follow the trend of our articles, anyway, since the article is meant for diagnosis of someone else, rather than the reader. I'm going to change it to "Spot Signs of Autism in Teenagers" because "autism signs" sounds awkward in a title, but if you think that title is wrong, feel free to let me know!

And I'm glad that my messages make you happy! That's always great to hear. I'm so glad that they cheered you up after a bad day - I hope you're feeling better and will be back into full swing soon with what you enjoy doing :)

At 14:37, Aug 11, 2016

Chris-HChris Hadley said:

Hi Luna,

Thanks for checking in - I was hoping to have the opportunity to discuss that article with you. One of the visual team asked me for feedback on the images they added. I thought that the overall feel was a bit gloomy, even though they did seem to avoid many of the concerns we have been discussing. I preferred your images that were already on the article. But I welcome your thoughts on them. What do you think about their work on that article?

Thanks :)

Chris

At 17:50, Aug 13, 2016

WikihowSaverNadia said:

Thanks for your edits on Diagnose Histrionic Personality Disorder.

I absolutely love every edit you do here. Thank you so much for everything.

WikihowSaver; The Fun, Cooking Saver (talk) 17:51, 13 August 2016 (GMT)

At 18:56, Aug 13, 2016

IllneedasaviourIllneedasaviour said:

Hi Luna! I hope all is well with you :)

Everyone here is well aware of the exceptional illustrations you produce for wikiHow. I was wondering if you'd like to help me with an article I'm currently writing: Use Vodafone's DreamLab App. This app allows you to use your smartphone to help solve cancer research problems while you sleep. I have step-by-step screenshots of the app, but I'm also wanting to incorporate illustrations for Steps 4 ("Plug your phone into AC power."), 5 ("Go to sleep at night knowing you're helping to fast track cancer research."), and 6 ("Wake up in the morning with a sense of accomplishment!"). Would you be interested in drawing these for me? These respective pictures would show a plugged-in and charging smartphone, a person sleeping with their phone visible on the nightstand, and the same person waking up with a smile on their face!

I'm sure you have a lot on your plate so no biggie if you need to pass. I just thought I'd ask you personally because I really enjoy your work over Wikivisual! Let me know :)

At 19:54, Aug 13, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

I just chose your article on how to Help Your Autistic Teen Cope with Wisdom Teeth Removal to be a Rising Star. That means it is one of the best new articles on wikiHow. Congratulations, and thanks for the great contribution!

At 03:33, Aug 15, 2016

IllneedasaviourIllneedasaviour said:

No worries at all - I just started a new school last week so I totally understand :) Thanks anyway! Will definitely send a Wikivisual request.

At 15:34, Aug 15, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Aw, thanks Luna - your well wishes were so sweet! We had a most fabulous time at the wedding - so fun to dance and celebrate with all our friends and family. And then Maui was fab, too - so much fun :)

Hope all has been going well here and with you? I got your image request and image non-request and passed them on. Thanks for them!

At 16:27, Aug 16, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Hey hey Luna,

Carrie asked me to check in and get your thoughts on an edit here. First go wasn't ideal in approach, so Carrie asked Erin to do a version that worked more off your initial thoughts and just expanded/sourced them, instead. We're hoping that does the trick better but still wanted to touch base and see what you think - no problem making changes if any parts need work or were better off the other way. Let me know your thoughts?

At 22:39, Aug 18, 2016

Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Thanks for the thumbs-up, Luna - hope you're feeling a little better from the wisdom tooth thing, at least? Great to see you around, as always :)

At 20:35, Aug 21, 2016

M1211M1211 said:

Thanks for your edits on Come Out As Asexual (for Teenagers).

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At 17:54, Aug 22, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Encourage Someone to Reconsider Expressing Their Sexual Orientation.

How do you feel about my removing the previous wikiVis photos here? Nobody on our side will mind, and we all prefer your illustrations to this outdated style of photo, for sure!

At 19:06, Aug 22, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Oh yeah, they definitely don't do the photographs of just plain people like that, anymore. We try to get more helpful and instructive than that, these days. The project has come a long way! :)

Hmm, my guess is it'd work best under diagnosis, since that's the stage at which people would be using it, even if it's not directly diagnosis related. Does that make sense to you, too?

At 17:21, Aug 26, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Thanks for your edits on Get Your Kids NOT to Hate You. With you on that one - thanks for cleaning up!

At 18:40, Aug 26, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Yep, no problem - is it working now?

At 12:02, Aug 28, 2016

AlabasterAlabaster said:

Luna,
I thought you might be interested in this succinct essay since it reflects and reinforces the caring, supportive way you have chosen to interact with others.

At 21:29, Sep 01, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Well, good question - I think the general advice offered is good but the wording is a little black and white in some places. I had a go at softening it a little to make it a bit less harsh. What do you think?

At 22:19, Sep 01, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

PS I saw your great answer on Spot-Signs-of-Autism-in-Teenagers - loved the supportive and positive vibes in it. Nicely done, as usual :)

At 15:32, Sep 02, 2016

AnnaAnna said:

Yes, great addition - nice and straight-forward and will probably help avoid some unneeded power struggles. Good thinking!

In a case like that, I think you're okay not letting us know - it recently had images added, so it wouldn't get redone unless either the images turn out to be unhelpful (for example, negatively affecting helpfulness compared to before) or unless there's a big bold edit that expands or changes the article a lot.

I think the only times you really need to notify are if you make a new article or a huge expansion and add images that you don't want replaced, or if you see that no images were done since a big expansion and now you've added images - in other words, the trigger for an article to go into the list for a second or third time is generally really significant changes (for example, measured in byte count or passed along from the editing team). But if in doubt, don't worry about passing it on anyway - it's up to you, and it's never a bother to me :)

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Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Hey hey Luna Luna, good to see you uploading more lovely images :D I love how they look! I'm glad to see you around, helping out, even if it's just things like uploading new images. (It's totally understandable, hah - school eats up wiki time. If only wikiHow could serve as a replacement for school. :P) How have you been? I hope you've been doing well!

I actually was wondering if there could be some way I could contact you over email, by the way? There's a project that I'm planning on undertaking for my school's special education department - kind of a minor one, not a total "project" in a sense - but I wanted to involve you in a certain way. I'm okay with taking it up over our Talk pages if you don't want to email, but I just think email would be more convenient and would make less work for patrollers, so feel free to let me know if you're okay with that or not. :)

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Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Oh, I've actually seen that article around, but I never edited it for some reason - your edit made it so much better! Thank you! I'll see what I can do now that you've helped it out - thank you so much for editing it :)

As for the project - well, my school's special education department has a couple of rooms in the special education room where the students can go if they feel overwhelmed or upset. I was planning on donating to those rooms to make them more like calm-down areas, since they don't have much that would help someone actually calm down. I wanted to donate some coloring stuff as well as other things, but I've noticed that there aren't a whole lot of things like coloring books that are diverse and show disabled people. I was wondering - would you be willing to contribute some of the linework of your drawings, so that it could be printed and used as coloring pages for the rooms? You have such incredible, diverse artwork of people, and some of your drawings show disability so wonderfully - one of my favorites is the image of the girl and the father who are both deaf, because they look so happy! Is that something you'd be willing to do? You're more than welcome to say no, but I just thought it would be worth asking you. :)

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AnnaAnna said:

You're very welcome, Luna. Hope you had a good weekend and school is going well so far this semester!

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Galactic-RadianceAlex said:

Oh my gosh, I would love that - and I'm sure the others would, too! You are so much more awesome than you know, Luna. Thanks so much for being willing!

As for the autism illustrations - what do you say about doing something like drawing lines to indicate where the flapping starts and ends, and then drawing lines near the hands to show that they're moving? Do you think that would work? :)

Again, thank you so much, Luna - I appreciate this so much, and I'm sure that the others will, too :D Your artwork is lovely! I'll let you know if I find that the images are popular, too. :)

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