User talk:AWCzarnik

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Using the visual editor[edit]

Hi. I joined the community of Wikipedia writers/editors earlier this week. I have a question I hope this Board can help me with. When I first registered, I was given an option of two ways to view editable pages; they were something like 'real view' and a second I don't remember (this one looks like a mark-up language). I chose the second, but think I should have chosen the first option. Can anyone advise me on how to change to the 'real view'? Thank you.

Hi, AW; from what you say, you would prefer to use the visual editor, which is more intuitive. To turn it on, you need to go into your account, so:
1. click on your name where it appears at the very top-center of any Wikipedia window.
2. On the next screen, click the word preferences; it is to the right of the word sandbox at the top of the window.
3. On this screen, in the long rectangular grey area, click on the word editing
4. Some options will appear. The option at the bottom of the screen is Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta. Click its box to unselect it, click the blue Save button at the bottom of your screen, and you will now be able to visually edit.
I don't visually edit, but this page explains nearly everything you need to know. And here is the user guide.
Happy editing!--Quisqualis (talk) 07:42, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


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Hello, AWCzarnik! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already excited about Wikipedia, you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field when making edits to pages. Happy editing! TheDoctorWho (talk) 07:18, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
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September 2018[edit]

A page you created has been nominated for deletion as an attack page, according to section G10 of the criteria for speedy deletion.

Do not create pages that attack, threaten, or disparage their subject or any other entity. Attack pages and files are not tolerated by Wikipedia, and users who create or add such material may be blocked from editing. Barbara   14:07, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

I'm taking the liberty of editing this user's talk page as I did not in any way deem the page created by this editor to be an attack page, and I removed the warning template shortly after it was placed. (See here for explanation) Nick Moyes (talk) 10:26, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

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Hello, AWCzarnik. Your question has been answered at the Teahouse Q&A board. Feel free to reply there!
Please note that all old questions are archived. Message added by Nick Moyes (talk) 14:26, 4 September 2018 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{teahouse talkback}} template.

Managing a conflict of interest[edit]

Information icon Hello, AWCzarnik. We welcome your contributions, but if you have an external relationship with the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest (COI). Editors with a COI may be unduly influenced by their connection to the topic. See the conflict of interest guideline and FAQ for organizations for more information. We ask that you:

  • avoid editing or creating articles about yourself, your family, friends, company, organization or competitors;
  • propose changes on the talk pages of affected articles (see the {{request edit}} template);
  • disclose your COI when discussing affected articles (see WP:DISCLOSE);
  • avoid linking to your organization's website in other articles (see WP:SPAM);
  • do your best to comply with Wikipedia's content policies.

In addition, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution which forms all or part of work for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation (see WP:PAID).

Also please note that editing for the purpose of advertising, publicising, or promoting anyone or anything is not permitted. Thank you. —PaleoNeonate – 21:55, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Your thread has been archived[edit]

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Hello. I believe the article in my Sandbox is ready to go live. Would appreciate direction on how to do that. -AWCzarnik (talk) 03:29, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

You may use the Article wizard to submit your draft to WP:AFC. Regards,  Spintendo  03:45, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Exceptionally helpful. Thank you. The automation of submission using this wizard is a tremendous aid.- AWCzarnik (talk) 05:48, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Teahouse reply: re Czarnik v. Illumina, Inc[edit]

Hello. I thought I'd drop by and see how your draft article in your sandbox was doing, following this reply of mine at the Teahouse back in September. If or when you think it's ready to be accepted into the encyclopaedia, you can submit it for review at Articles for Creation by adding {{subst:submit}} to the top of the page. However, I still advise you first to add a note on your talk page about your involvement with the article, in line with this guideline on managing conflict of interests. Did you ever get any help or feedback from the Law Wikiproject? Let me know if you need any further assistance. Regards, Nick Moyes (talk) 00:51, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Nick. Thank you for writing. I have worked on the article in my Sandbox and I think it now has an encyclopedic format. But truth be told, I'm so intimidated that I could do something wrong according to the rules of Wikipedia that I don't want to try to take the article live. I will never be able to learn all that needs to be learned to be confident, and so I'm just going to leave the job of Editor to others. AWCzarnik (talk) 03:44, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Czarnik v. Illumina (February 10)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted because it included copyrighted content, which is not permitted on Wikipedia. You are welcome to write an article on the subject, but please do not use copyrighted work.
This article was previously deleted due to concerns of copyright infringement. There is no infringement. All online citings are merely reproductions of Federal and/or State Court Rulings, Comments, and Decisions. As such, all are in the Public Domain.- AWCzarnik (talk) 05:34, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

SITH (talk) 16:05, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
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Hello, AWCzarnik! Having an article declined at Articles for Creation can be disappointing. If you are wondering why your article submission was declined, please post a question at the Articles for creation help desk. If you have any other questions about your editing experience, we'd love to help you at the Teahouse, a friendly space on Wikipedia where experienced editors lend a hand to help new editors like yourself! See you there! SITH (talk) 16:05, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Hello. I beg to differ with RHaworth. Each of the three links provided in his/her argument show merely reproductions of Comments or Decisions made by U.S or State Courts. As such, they are all materials in the Public Domain. I request that this page be un-deleted.- AWCzarnik (talk) 05:07, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Teahouse talkback: you've got messages![edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Czarnik v. Illumina, Inc has been accepted[edit]

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Czarnik v. Illumina, Inc, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as B-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

Legacypac (talk) 05:04, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

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Please note that all old questions are archived. Message added by David Biddulph (talk) 05:36, 23 February 2019 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{teahouse talkback}} template.

Wait, really?[edit]

So you actually managed to create an article on a topic you were so heavily involved in? It's probably not unheard of, but it is certainly impressive. Congratulations! If you want to challenge yourself further, consider nominating your article for Wikipedia:Did you know. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 18:51, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. I knew about the case- and its importance- because I was involved in it. Its significance far outweighs the fact that I was the Plaintiff. Being left off a patent is a big deal for a scientist and prior to this decision there was no precedent for any legal remedy. It seems crazy, but literally the party that submits the patent application gets to decide who the "inventors" are; if you're an inventor and have been left off the list, there was nothing you could do about it. I wrote this WP article as best I could to have a detached, third-person point-of-view. I also declared my potential conflict. The editors were great. There were a lot of improvements that needed to be made before this article was accepted.- AWCzarnik (talk) 11:21, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

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