User talk:Piedude

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Start[change source]

Hello Piedude, and Welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia!

Thanks for your recent changes to the AFL page. There's not many people interested in writing about Aussie rules footy on the Simple wiki. You will need to read the stuff below so that you can make good changes. Please contact me if you ever need help or have a question.

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Categories

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  • If you need any other help at all, do not hesitate to ask. You can leave a message for me
Create a new article

If you go to a page which does not exist, you can write the article yourself. Just click Start this page

Templates

If your article is quite short, add {{Stub}} at the end.

Inter-Wiki Links

Usually it is a good idea to add a link to the same article in another language. To do this, type: [[en:Communism]] - Make sure the article is the same name on the other language. So you would go to the English.wikipedia version and find the article there.

Categories

To make sure we can store and find all the articles, it is a good idea to put them all into categories. To do this, just type [[Category:Politics]] and it will slot your article into the Politics category, which you can view here.

  • If you need any other help at all, do not hesitate to ask. You can leave a message for me here. You can leave messages at Simple Talk or on talk pages of other editors. Regards --Peterdownunder (talk) 03:14, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Piedude's sandbox[change source]

Hi Piedude, I thought you must be an Aussie. I have made you your very own sandbox. This is a page that you can use to try all sorts of things out. It looks and acts like a normal wiki page, but no one else will delete or change things in your sandbox. I put a link to the sandbox on your userpage.

Use the sandbox to do things like - write an article about the new teams. When you have finished it, you can cut and paste it into the main pages. But while it is in your sandbox it is safe from other editors. Go and have a play! Peterdownunder (talk) 03:41, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

O hi yo gozaimas[change source]

Good morning Piedude. I see you are learning Japanese; the subject line says "good morning". If there's anything you ever need, there are many users on here that would be happy to help. If you just want to chat with other wikipedians on simple, you might want to try our IRC channel #wikipedia-simple on Freenode. All the best! EhJJTALK 04:27, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Hey, I made a minor change to your user page to fix some minor layout problems ([1]); I hope you don't mind. EhJJTALK 14:13, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Pictures[change source]

G'day Piedude. I saw on your User page you would like to have a photo of Manchester United and the Socceroos. This is how you can do it.

1. Go to the Wikimedia Commons page [2] 2. Type in a search word for the picture you would like, eg socceroos. 3. When you find the right photo, write down it's file name. 4. Paste this piece of code onto your page: [[Image:picture.jpg|thumb|[width in number of pixels]px|right|Insert caption here]] 5. Replace "picture.jpg" with the exact file name of the photo you have found. 6. Put in a number for the width in pixels, I usually use 220. 7. Replace "insert caption here" with a caption for your photo 8. Save the page and picture should appear. 9. Practice in your sandbox to see if it works.

--Peterdownunder (talk) 11:03, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

your edits[change source]

Please complete sentences. Your writing is not encyclopedic and may be removed. Thanks. Griffinofwales (talk) 03:34, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Userboxes[change source]

Hi Piedude, here is some information that might help you make a Userbox. I have put in a User box that I have made about playing the flute. The code for this box looks like this:

<div style="float:left;border:solid #000 1px;margin:1px;"> {| cellspacing="0" style="width:238px;background:blue;" | style="width:45px;height:45px;background:blue;text-align:center;font-size:14pt;" | [[Image:Embouchure flute.jpg|50px]] | style="font-size:8pt;padding:4pt;line-height:1.25em;color:white;" | This user can play the '''[[flute|<font color="white">flute</font>]]'''! |} </div>

It makes a box that looks like this:

Embouchure flute.jpg This user can play the flute!

Paste the code into your sandbox and try changing a few things to see how it works. You should be easily able to make one that says "This user supports the Socceroos" with a picture of a soccerball. When it looks good in the sandbox, paste it onto your User page. Have fun. Peterdownunder (talk) 02:08, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Stuff to do[change source]

Per your request at WP:Simple talk. EhJJTALK 12:20, 27 May 2009 (UTC)