User talk:Catherine Feeley

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Welcome, Catherine - as both editor and author. I am pasting two separate "welcome templates" below-each gives some useful information (we hope):

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I have added you, as editor, to the Classics Workgroup. You are invited to add yourself, as author, to any workgroup that interests you. Best regards, Nancy Sculerati 14:14, 11 April 2007 (CDT)

Articles ready for approval

Hi Catherine, to my mind the following articles are ready to be nominated for approval:

If they seem fine to you, you can add the approval template. Best wishes, —Arne Eickenberg 17:57, 3 July 2007 (CDT)


Mêchanê from the list of articles ready for approval for now, because this specific article still needs some work. Cheers, —Arne Eickenberg 21:08, 22 July 2007 (CDT)

Glad to see you!

Good to see your name pop up after your email! If you need anything, just let me know. Take a quick look at CZ:Approval Process before editing too much content in case you want to do an individual editor approval. In that case, you might want to leave your suggestions and let someone else make the actual changes. Any questions, just ask. --Matt Innis (Talk) 14:42, 16 July 2007 (CDT)

I just responded to your email. Which article do you want to start with? --Matt Innis (Talk) 15:49, 16 July 2007 (CDT)

Hi, thanks for helping me! I was hoping to start the approval process on the article entitled "Gaius Iulius Caesar (name)". I did make a couple of edits (a Latin typo and a minor change in a sentence) but I don't think that disqualifies me to approve it (maybe I'm wrong?). So how do find the article's talk page, and then how do I use the approval template? - c.f.

Okay, in CZ:Approval Process you've already seen the Who may approve section. You noticed that there was the individual and group methods for approval. I agree that you still qualify to make an individual nomination for approval, so now you are ready to put the ToApprove template (or tag) on the top of the article talk (discussion) page. Here is how I do it:

{{ToApprove |url = |now = |editor= |editor2= |editor3= |editor4= |group= |group2= |group3= |date = }} To prepare the template, simply copy the above code and paste it to the top of the article's talk page. Then make the following replacements:

url = the location in the page history where the version-to-approve lives. The sysop will paste this and only this version into the main page

now = the date and time when the template is added. Use 19:57, 16 July 2007 (CDT) (five tildes) to let the computer generate it automatically.

editor = the username of the person who did the approval (or who nominated the article on behalf of a group of people)

editor2 = second editor (optional but must use before editor3 if only two editors approved)

editor3 = third editor (optional but must use before editor4 if only three editors approved)

editor4 = fourth editor (optional)

group = must be an existing workgroup

group2 = second workgroup (optional but must use before group3 if only two workgroups)

group3 = third workgroup (optional)

date = format yyyymmdd

If you have made all the correct replacements, then all the links in the template should appear blue. None should appear red.

  • I will watch for you to do that before we go any further.
    • Catherine here. I think I've figured it out - the main problem was that I didn't realize the "edit" page was also called the "talk" page. The date at the end doesn't look right, but maybe it's supposed to be like that?

Close! On the right track! Actually, though, the discussion page is called the 'talk' page :-) Notice where I moved the ToApprove template; that is the discussion page. This is where everyone discusses changes to the article. After you get there, then you click the 'edit' button to edit the discussion page and tell them what you think or, in this case add the ToApprove template. You will see the template that you filled out at the top. See it? There are a couple things that need explaining, yet, but let me make sure you found it first. --Matt Innis (Talk) 15:44, 17 July 2007 (CDT)

OK, I see where you have relocated the approval template (maybe in the "approval process" instructions you could add that the "talk" page is also called the "discussion" page? - just for literal people like myself?). So, what next?

I added (discussion) to the Approval Process. Now after "group=" we have to place the Workgroup that you represent that is approving the article. In this case, it is Classics (leave off the word 'workgroup'). Also, take out the word "format" from the date. I'll let you do that, then we have one more part and we will be finished! --Matt Innis (Talk) 11:14, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

All righty - I've done that. - Catherine.

Okay, then all that is left is for me to put in the version number at the top so that when anyone makes changes, you don't have to accept them. From this time on, you can choose to incorporate any new changes in your approval by updating the date that you approve it. Make sense? --Matt Innis (Talk) 23:00, 18 July 2007 (CDT)
PS. I see that there are two edits that Arne made since the date you nominated. If you agree with them, all you have to do is update the 'now=' time with the five tildes again and it will change the time. The important day is on 2007/07/24 when I come to do the final approval. So just keep an eye out for changes that you want to include. If someone makes one that you do not like, make sure and discuss it on the talk page - if they don't change it then you can change the date or remove the ToApprove tag. --Matt Innis (Talk) 23:12, 18 July 2007 (CDT)

Thanks, I'll do that, but first: I don't remember how to get to the page that allows me to edit the "discussion" page. I log in, go to the "Gaius Iulius Caesar (name)" page, click on the "discussion" page, and then see a nice green box that I created. However, I don't remember how I got the text version of that box that I was able to edit. - c.f.

Once you have clicked on the discussion tab, then you can click on the 'edit' tab and you will be able to type on the discussion page. This is also true of the article page. Once you click on the article tab, then click on the 'edit' button and you will be able to type ont he article page.

Also, when you finish typing on the discussion page or any talk page (such as this one), all you have to do is type four tildes (on the top left on the keyboard) like this ~~~~ , and it will add you name, time and date automatically. Matt Innis (Talk) 11:19, 19 July 2007 (CDT)

OK, I think I've finished it (for now). And let's see if this four tilda thing works: Catherine Feeley 11:45, 19 July 2007 (CDT)

You got it!!! Also, you have probably been wondering how people indent their discussions. It's used to show you are responding to the sentence above. You can add a colon (:) to the front of your sentence and it will indent it.
If you add two, it indents two times, etc., etc.. --Matt Innis (Talk) 14:08, 19 July 2007 (CDT)

Approval status

Hi Catherine & Matt, how's the approval process going for Gaius Iulius Caesar (name). We're past July 19. Any plans? Cheers.  Arne Eickenberg  talk 21:26, 5 August 2007 (CDT)

Actually I assumed the approval would be automatic on the date specified - what do I need to do to approve it finally? Catherine Feeley 09:01, 6 August 2007 (CDT)
I thought so too at first. I'm no editor, so I don't know what the next step would be. But Matt surely knows. ^_^  Arne Eickenberg  talk 10:36, 6 August 2007 (CDT)

Approved!!! I'm back!! Sorry I left you hanging. I saw that there were some extra edits since the original date you approved. If anything is wrong with them, so let me know and we can remedy that. Congratulations! --Matt Innis (Talk) 22:31, 20 August 2007 (CDT)

New section

Notice how you can start a new section by using two = signs as well (or you can click the (+) tab at the top of the page). That is for when you are starting a new conversation about something else. --Matt Innis (Talk) 14:10, 19 July 2007 (CDT)

Changing my email address with citizendium

Hi - one last question, on a different topic. I changed my email address on my preferences page, but I'm still getting a lot of general citizendium emails in my old email address. This old email address is my work account, and we are about to be locked out by the administration this weekend, so I can't count on being able to access it. How can I change my address for all citizendium emails? The one I want to use is: Catherine Feeley 07:31, 20 July 2007 (CDT)

Depends on where you get your mails from. If from mailing lists, you'd have to change the address you use to subscribe to the mailing lists. Unfortunately we don't have a one-stop shop for all subscriptions...... --Larry Sanger 07:43, 20 July 2007 (CDT)

Thanks. I think I have succeeded in changing my email address for the mailing list. Catherine Feeley 08:37, 20 July 2007 (CDT)