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Hi Kernigh! On 6 Nov 2005, you wrote on a discussion page of the Wiktionary tutorial:
More than one year later, that sentence remains... I am new to Wiktionary, so I think that I will ask someone who knows the rules to fix this tutorial. --Kernigh 21:40, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
My response, which I am copying here, was:
- No, no, no! One of the founding guidelines of Wikipedia and its sister-projects is "Be bold!" If you see a problem and you know how to fix it, fix it! You just learned how to fix the problem while you were reading the tutorial, so there is no time like the present to use your newly-acquired skills! As a note to Juzeris, I noticed that sentence, too. If I have a free minute later today, I'll fix it. Happy editing! --Cromwellt 17:15, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
However, glancing through your talk page on Wikibooks where you kindly directed me, I noticed that you are already very aware of that maxim. My apologies for telling you something you already know, but at least you know! Oh, and I removed that section of that page on the tutorial, FYI. Happy editing! --Cromwellt 00:07, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
It is okay. Sometimes I know something, but I forget temporarily, and it is nice to have a reminder.
I became interested with wiki after reading MeatBall and Wikipedia account. However, I did not like the MeatBall:MeatballWikiCopyright much; I preferred the GNU Free Documentation License. I did not want to edit Wikipedia though, because I felt that the articles were somewhat complete. Meanwhile, I learned about "neutral point of view" (thanks to Wikipedia:Template:NPOV); I read some talk pages and project pages; when I saw vandalism, I used the "history" tab to read an old version, but I always avoided the "save page" button.
When I saw an obvious place in Wikibooks to add information, I created a Wikibooks account, then clicked the red "Kernigh" and created a simple user page. I used MetaWikipedia:Help:Editing as my guide. When I wanted to edit a page at a different wiki, I created another account, but I was often less bold at other wikis than at Wikibooks. The first wiki "tutorial" I found was Wiktionary:Tutorial. At 6 November 2005, I refrained from editing the tutorial.
Now, I am more bold, even with wikis where I am new. At 9 December 2005, I created my thirteenth user page - Wikicities:c:NetHack:User:Kernigh - at an abandoned wiki. --Kernigh 02:29, 2 February 2006 (UTC)