User talk:Captainjohann

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Welcome[edit]

Captainjohann, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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formatting comments and signing[edit]

hi, just wanted to let you know that on the Mediawiki software that Wikinews runs on, it's not a good idea to begin a line of text with one or more blank spaces. beginning a long line with blank spaces will lead to run-on text that needs horizontal scrolling to follow, like so -

"beginning a long line with blank spaces will lead to run-on text that needs horizontal scrolling to follow."

the same line without the space is perfectly fine:

"beginning a long line with blank spaces will lead to run-on text that needs horizontal scrolling to follow."

also, u can "sign" ur comments in talk pages by rtyping 4 tildes (~~~~) which the software will automatically convert to the kind of signature u see at the end of this line. — Doldrums(talk) 11:01, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Qwerty computer keyboard
the 'tilde' key is the one to the left of the '1' key and above the 'Tab' key in the picture of a w:QWERTY keyboard. (u'll have to hold down the shift key and press the tilde key to enter it). 4 such tildes with no spaces between them will do the job. meantime, i'll add the the link u've given to the article. best — Doldrums(talk) 06:47, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
looks like u've got the hang of it. :)  — Doldrums(talk) 16:22, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Edit[edit]

This is considered vandalism. Please do not make edits like this. See: NPOV. DragonFire1024 09:12, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

writing articles[edit]

hi, thank you for your continuing interest in Wikinews. we appreciate your eforts to report on news from India. but the content in Condemned in Perpetuatity for marrying a christian! and the comment you added to it [1] are not really in line with Wikinews content guidelines at all. please note that articles should be written as a factual news report with no editorial commentary. Wikinews:Writing an article is a good place to start for learning how a Wikinews article can be developed. if you need any assistance with writing, pls don't hesitate to ask me on my talk page or on the Water cooler. best, –Doldrums(talk) 04:46, 22 May 2007 (UTC)