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Hello Raja1020! Welcome to Wikitravel.

To help get you started contributing, we've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and style, as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page. If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. Keep smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 19:56, 17 November 2008 (EST).

Regardin your question[edit]

Hey Raja1020! You're welcome for the message-gotta tell you, that's the first time someone's thanked me for one of those. One major thing I want to stress to you is in talk pages, sign your name with ~~~~ at the end and your name will appear. Okay for administrators, yes we have them! You have no idea how easy it is-you can nominate yourself. But, considering you are fresh to the site-I'd wait another month and just edit and stuff just so people can get the hang of you, then, so long as your good, you can nominate yourself and you could be a moderator. Just see Wikitravel:Administrator nominations for more and to see who is currently being nominated. Inas has been here for years, I nominated Shaund who's been here a bit. The latest admin, Sertmann, has been here 2 months. But then again, he's done outstanding work. Hope this helps! Keep smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 17:50, 19 November 2008 (EST).

To add a bit to that from an admin (we really prefer to be called janitors) - you basically have to prove yourself, doing some solid additions to articles and chipping in on the janitorial work, patrolling edits, welcoming new users like you have been, participating on discussions on policies or tricky issues etc. - and most important of all show a solid understanding of a consensus driven project and licensing issues. That being said, admins don't have - or assume - any authority here. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 18:00, 19 November 2008 (EST)

Messaging new people[edit]

Saw your message on Sert's page. Thought I'd answer. If you click Recent Changes on the left of the screen, just look for User Creation log or new user. Then click on their talk page. Then type in {{subst:welcome}} ~~~~ and that's the welcome message! Keep smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 18:08, 19 November 2008 (EST).

Well people do this in different ways, I personally think the best way is to check this page and check if any of the contributors listed have a red talk link behind their username, check where they edited and so a message looking something like
And thanks for your contributions to/great work on (whatever article they made a contribution to) -- ~~~~
It makes it all feel a bit more personal, and it acknowledges that we notice and are thankful for their work. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 18:19, 19 November 2008 (EST)
Yeah I usually do that too, but when people forget to do so many welcome messages and like yesterday where I did 200 welcome messages, it's a little hard to be personal. Keep smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 18:26, 19 November 2008 (EST).
Also, you recently gave a new message to a noob. While thats fine, if you look, someone already did the job, so there is no point giving the exact same thing twice. Look for once that haven't been talked to yet ;). Keep smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 18:47, 19 November 2008 (EST).


Woulja mind using proper capitals where needed when you make edits? Keep smiling, edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 20:04, 19 November 2008 (EST).

Pakistani etiquette[edit]

Holla Raja, I think your recent article, would be better suited as a ==Respect== section in the bottom of the main Pakistan guide. But thanks for your contribution, it's obviously useful knowledge to visitors. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 20:36, 20 November 2008 (EST)


Heya Raja, this does not continue from the conversation in my chat page, this is to talk about your formatting in Wikitravel. I think there is two things from the top of my head I need to go over with ya with:

1) Headers - you have consistently added a new header AKA===Header=== to every new comment you've made. Now, you only make a new header when it is a different topic from the ones already done, not to just add a comment. Be wary of that.

2) Where to add a comment - When you add a comment to a talk page, don't go immideately to the bottom of the page and just add the comment. No. Why? Because there is a chance that new topics (via HEADERS) have been made and it looks silly when it is talking about a totally different topic. So, to be sure, why not just click the "edit" button to the right of the header just in case and then go to the bottom and add your comment. That way there is most likely not going to be any confusion.

So, I know it may have just been some mistakes and already knew this, but just in case you didn't, I want to point it out. If you have any questions, lemme know here or in my talk (you'd create a new header for that ;)). Hope that helps!

ZOMG meteor on the prairies yesterday!!edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 15:56, 21 November 2008 (EST).


The Queen has no power she's just a "status symbol." ZOMG meteor on the prairies yesterday!!edmontonenthusiast [ee] .T.A.L.K. 18:52, 21 November 2008 (EST).