User talk:SarahStierch

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Welcome to Simple English Wikipedia[change source]

Hi, SarahStierch, welcome to Simple English Wikipedia! Thank you for your changes. If you need help, check out the Help section of Wikipedia, or leave a message on my talk page. Whenever leaving messages on talk pages, please remember to sign your name by typing four 'tildes' (like this: ~~~~); doing this makes your name and the date show up. Also, it helps if you write something in the box that says 'change summary' whenever you change an article. Below are some useful links to make your time here simpler. Happy changing! Peterdownunder (talk) 12:40, 30 June 2011 (UTC)
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Quick note[change source]

Hi there, Sarah! Just a quick note to let you know that I mentioned your name (and that of an article you wrote) in this announcement. Thanks for all your contributions so far! Face-smile.svg Osiris (talk) 02:25, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

WHOA!!! I am in awe! :) That's not something that happens every day.... Thanks for letting me know! :) I'm happy to contribute. It isn't easy - so I do my best :) Thanks for the acknowledgment! SarahStierch (talk) 02:33, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

A book for you![change source]

This editor is a Novice Editor and is entitled to display this First Book of Wikipedia.

This is not something I get to do everyday - present a novice book to someone with a loads of Wikipedia experience! Enjoy, and thanks for your contributions here, they are most appreciated. The novice award is also available as a user box, a medal, or ribbon if you prefer (or you can use the lot!) --Peterdownunder (talk) 10:57, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

WHOA! That's cool :) I have never seen these before. Thanks Peter :) I really appreciate it. Putting the userbox on my userpage right now! SarahStierch (talk) 05:26, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Category on organizations in Philadelphia[change source]

I saw that you created a category for organizations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You might not have known, but here on Simple English Wikipedia we want at least three entries in every new category. The category you created had fewer than that, so I have recategorized the article and deleted the category. If you create new categories in the future, please be sure to have at least three articles ready to go into them before you create the categories. Thanks, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:40, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Ah, thank you User:Auntof6, I didn't know that. Thank you :) SarahStierch (talk) 05:19, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Barnstar[change source]

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Awarded to SarahStierch for her work on improving the number of articles on Wales. It is also important to see editors raising the profile of the Simple English Wikipedia by taking part in projects involving the whole Wikipedia Community. Keep up the good work. Peterdownunder (talk) 21:59, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![change source]

Thank you for using simple language in the articles you create! So many people don't understand how to do it, but your articles are very good! Do you have a background in any kind of language studies or anything? --Auntof6 (talk) 03:56, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

User:Auntof6 thank you for the kind words, that really means a lot. No, I don't have a background in language studies, but, I do travel frequently and work with people who speak many different languages. Perhaps understanding how to communicate and be patient in that communication has helped. I'm not sure though. I also have read what others have written and try my best. It is just as challenging as learning another language - and also, as someone who has a hard time understanding certain math (I have a math disability) and science subjects, Simple English explains things (most of the time) in a way that I can understand. So I try to give back, and hope others will discover the interesting things I find interesting, and learn from them. Thank you again, and thank you for your contributions to free knowledge! SarahStierch (talk) 01:14, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to Medical Translation[change source]

Medical Translation Project

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Invitation to the Medical Translation Project – a joint Wikimedia project started by the English language WikiProject Medicine!

Thank you for being one of the top Medical editors! I want to use this opportunity to introduce you to our most ambitious project.

We want to use Wikipedia to spread knowledge where it will be used. Studies have shown that Wikipedia is the most common resource of medical knowledge, and used by more people than any other source! We want high quality articles, available to everyone, regardless of language ability. It isn't right that you would need to know a major language to get hold of quality content!

That is why in the recent Ebola crisis (which is still ongoing) we translated information into over 70 languages, many of them small African languages. This was important, as Wikipedia was also shown to be the biggest resource used in Africa for information on Ebola! We see tremendous potential, but also great risks as our information needs to be accurate and well-researched. We only translate articles that have been reviewed by medical doctors and experts, so that what we translate is correct. Many of our translators are professionals, but many are also volunteers, and we need more of you guys – both to translate, but also to import finished translations, and fix grammatical or other style issues that are introduced by the translation process.

Our articles are not only translated into small languages, but also to larger ones, but as of 2015 this requires users to apply for an article to be translated, which can be done here (full articles, short articles) with an easy to manage google document.

So regardless of your background head over to our main page for more information, or to our talk page and ask us questions. Feel free to respond in any language, we will do our best to find some way to communicate. No task is too small, and we need everyone to help out!

I hope you will forgive me for sending this message in English – we also need translators for messages like this, and above all local language community managers, which act as a link between us and you. Also I can not reply on your talk page, so please go to our talk page!

Thank you for helping medical information on Wikipedia grow! -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 15:37, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

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