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New here[change source]

Hey Belwine, I am new here, from ArWiki, Iraqi. I have some feelings about starting here, I don't know about SimEnWiki much. My english is fine, starts from middle school education, then internet and chating with English speaking people in social media. Iraq's first foreign language is Eng, but it's not my L2 and i am poor in grammer. What is your view? do you think i can work here? --Ruwaym (talk) 09:09, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

I think you could work here. Your English seems good. This is the Simple English Wikipedia, so your English doesn't have to be really advanced. See WP:Basic English combined wordlist (edit) and WP:Basic English ordered wordlist, see which words you know. You definitely won't end up using all the words on the wordlist, so don't worry if you don't know some of them. If you are familiar with a reasonable amount of the words on there, you should be able to write and extend articles. Finally, as you know, anyone can edit Wikipedia, so if you make any mistakes then others will fix it. Best, Face-smile.svg Belwine💬📜 09:50, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I know more than this words, the problem is my weak grammer while i know a lot of specific terms of my field, like literature and linguistics. I will try here, I am also blocked in EnWiki and no admin responds me there i was a newcomer and attacked another user they blocked me infinite. --Ruwaym (talk) 02:55, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Ok, that's good. If grammar is your only issue then that is ok, I can correct your changes. Face-smile.svg
I'm not an admin here, but I'm very happy to help you if you need any more help. Belwine💬📜 08:31, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
While our target audience is people that don't have a strong grasp on the English language. It is actually harder to write Simple English than regular English. It does take a strong grasp on the language to write it more simple. -Djsasso (talk) 16:42, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
As a native speaker, I find it relatively easy to speak in Simple English although when you're translating from another language -> English -> Simple English (it's not really translating, but it's changing the language further) it can be harder to write Simple English, you're basically translating twice IMO. Good point that I totally missed by a mile... Belwine💬📜 17:18, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
I gonna work on Arabic poetry and Arab poets biographies here, and maybe politics. --Ruwaym (talk) 00:53, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
Ok, something I didn't mention was taking a look at how en.wikipedia articles compare to articles here. I'd recommend doing that before writing here, personally. Thanks, --Belwine💬📜 20:05, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
  • I adopt this approach:
  1. Sentences in English wiki are too long: split them down into simpler sentences.
  2. Rework the words in the direction of being simple: imagine you are teaching intelligent 10-year olds.
  3. End up with something you might say to an intelligent child, but...
  4. ...respect the concept: if it really needs more space, give it more space, but phrase it simply.
  5. Better to break text into more sentences than to make sentences more complicated.
  6. To improve as a writer, read good English. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:48, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

You have got mail![change source]

Hello, Belwine. Check your email – you have got mail!
Message added 19:33, 22 January 2021 (UTC). You can take off this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{YGM}} template.

--IWI (talk) 19:33, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

 Done - if there's a response to the email then reply to this Belwine💬📜 19:47, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
And I made a few mistakes in my original email so I've sent another one... Belwine💬📜 19:50, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

A slightly complicated text thing on John Wilkes Booth[change source]

So I was looking on at the page John Wilkes Booth when I noticed a piece of text describing his death.

This description was not showcased on "normal" Wikipedia until today (when I edited it) as it originally described him simply dying of shots fired by Boston Corbett.

The simple description was that he was shot, in constant pain, and died a slow and painful death of asphyxiation.

Thought you ought to know since it's kind of... not simple. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Xdude gamer (talkcontribs) 19:55, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Yeah.. that doesn't look very simple. I would improve it but, tbh with you, I don't know very much about the subject. I'll try simplifying it later or tomorrow maybe.. For now though, I have put a complex tag on it. Thanks, --Belwine💬📜 20:03, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Help[change source]

Hello bro! Is there any ground to call me sock puppet? I think there's no longer threat with my new account. If there's, please help me to solve the problem. Haoreima (talk) 10:25, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

You're only a sock puppet if you are abusing two accounts or more. From what I can see, you haven't been doing that. Belwine💬📜 10:26, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

What is meant by abusing, may I know. Haoreima (talk) 10:28, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Abusing is using something for bad. For example, if you were using one account to do good things and one account to do bad things, that is abusing two accounts, which is sockpuppetry. --Belwine💬📜 10:30, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. Haoreima (talk) 14:23, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

No problem.Face-smile.svg Feel free to ask if you need any more help. --Belwine💬📜 14:32, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Make a mistake[change source]

Hi, I had a question. I created this page by mistake. How can I delete it?--IEureka (talk) 21:57, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

I've requested it for deletion under G7 (author requests deletion). Thanks, --Belwine💬📜 22:00, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. I apologize for bothering you 🙌🥰--IEureka (talk) 22:19, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
It's fine, don't worry. Face-smile.svg Belwine💬📜 22:28, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
I had a question, how did you make your signature?--IEureka (talk) 23:18, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
I'd like to say I made it, but I didn't. I copied it from someone on the English Wikipedia, and I've forgotten who... If you want to copy it then it's <span style="border-radius: 20px; color: white; background: #FF0000; padding: 3.5px;">[[User:Belwine|<span style="color: #fff;">Belwine</span>]] • [[User talk:Belwine|💬]] • [[Special:Contribs/Belwine|📜]]</span> but replace all the Belwines with your name. Belwine💬📜 09:48, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, my dear friend, I made the color black so that it is no longer similar so that it does not make a mistake.--IEureka💬📜 15:38, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Looks good! Face-smile.svg Belwine💬📜 15:39, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Help[change source]

Hello Belwine! I have created a series of articles in the past few days. And I noticed other editors don't review them much. If there's no problem, it's okay. Else, please review my works and kindly inform me if there's any problem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Haoreima (talkcontribs) 09:45, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

I'll check through now and see if there are any issues. --Belwine💬📜 09:48, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
@Haoreima: Your articles seem to be good so far.
There could be some simplification done to them though. So instead of using "principal", you could use "main" or instead of using "ancient", you could use "very old".
Other than that, there don't seem to be any other issues. Maybe try getting more of a variety of sources in the articles?
Keep up the good work! Face-smile.svg --Belwine💬📜 09:54, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you. Haoreima (talk) 10:07, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Articles deleted[change source]

Hello Belwine! I have noticed some of my articles were deleted. Ngangkhaleima and Khuman Puremba are some. The reason was said to be because they are people. Actually, they are fictional characters, not real persons. But I think there'll be some way to save the articles. If there's, please suggest me. Haoreima (talk) 05:18, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Ok, apologies I wasn't able to answer quick enough. I'm in UTC/Wikipedia time, so it was only 5:18am for me then! Anyway, I don't think there's a way to save the articles. You may be able to get the article undeleted and moved to your user space, I am not sure whether that's possible but just a suggestion. Thanks, --Belwine💬📜 08:56, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for suggestion. Haoreima (talk) 08:59, 25 January 2021 (UTC)