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Pages to which I have contributed usefully include:


Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For your great assistance in helping me with my signature! • S • C • A • R • C • E • 09:06, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Historical Barnstar.png The Curator Barnstar
I'm so grateful to you for answering my call at WP:MCQ. Thank you for helping figure out which images we can retain. Moonriddengirl (talk) 23:41, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
Compass barnstar.png The Guidance Barnstar
For giving extremely cogent advice on how to make a map that will be acceptable to Wikipedia. GeorgeLouis (talk) 20:57, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
For finding a solution to the picture placement issue on Thomas Bridges (Anglican missionary) Ryan Vesey (talk) 03:02, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
I've noticed that in your contributions you tend to content yourself with making improvements to various articles in very non-showy ways, and helping out new Wikipedians when they have questions. You thought you could get away with it without being noticed, didn't you! Well, that won't stand. For all you help in many areas, I award you this shiny trinket. All the best, – Quadell (talk) 20:13, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Notes to myself[edit]

X!'s Edit Counter for me,general

Single User Login info on all Wikimedia projects for me general

my sandbox, all my personal pages, editing help, WikiBlame

All my Wikimedia accounts (before unification):

User:AndyZ/peerreviewer web-based version

Advanced details[edit]

Basically read the entire MediaWiki Handbook, which has four large sections:

Also melt your brain on the Editor's index, which gives a pretty full description of what is possible on Wikipedia.

A solid introduction to Wikipedia editing could easily fill up a year of college-level work. And that would be a fun course to teach. But on Wikipedia, everything you see is built by and for people who self-educate. I suggest that you take some notes on a user sub-page with links to the manuals you are reading. Also see the {{Google custom}} template, which has a table of examples which link to a list of places I have found handy for answering questions that come up in the course of Wikipedia editing (I wrote the table of examples, so I put in the links I use routinely when looking up answers to questions on the Help desk). This info by Teratornis

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