User talk:Ian Degarnham
Hello Ian Degarnham! Welcome to Wikitravel. Please take a sec to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub. If you are having trouble with some of the terms being used, check out the jargon page.
Thank you for contributing, but I must tell you, what you are editing is a template and not a city. You will need to go to the city you want to edit and put your changes there. The template you are editing will be reverted. -- Tom Holland (xltel) 14:37, 20 March 2006 (EST)
Hi Ian - you were editing the Wikitravel:Small city article template, which is a guideline page that describes how to create an article about a small city. I've moved your edits to Teplodar, which (I think) is what you were trying to work on. Feel free to edit anything in Teplodar, and leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions. -- Ryan 14:36, 20 March 2006 (EST)
- "Can you change the author to give me the credit for original contribution to this article."
- Anyone who makes any contribution to an article will be credited at the bottom of the page. The format will be:
- "This page was last modified 21:38, 20 March 2006 by Ian Degarnham. Based on work by Ryan Holliday and Wikitravel user(s) Xltel"
- What this means is that Ian Degararnham made the most recent change, Ryan Holliday made the next most recent change, and Xltel made the oldest change. Thus, when someone else changes the article, the attribution will read:
- "This page was last modified 10:27, 21 March 2006 by John Doe. Based on work by Ian Degarnham, Ryan Holliday and Wikitravel user(s) Xltel".
 "Valid" edits
Regarding your comment:
- "As there was no previous article on Teplodar do I assume that you have now created this and the edits I made are valid. Or do I need to submit this for consideration?"
Yes, I created the Teplodar article by copying your edits into a new article. And of course your edits are valid -- the policy here is plunge forward, meaning that anyone is encouraged to make whatever contributions they want to. Of course, people are asked to follow the policies and guidelines, but as you saw when you modified the Wikitravel:Small city article template, there are always people around to fix up any mistakes. Thanks for your contributions, and hopefully we'll see more!
Oh - you can sign any post you leave on a talk page with four tildes ("~~~~"). When you then click save the tildes will be replaced with your name and the date. Like this: -- Ryan 16:12, 20 March 2006 (EST)