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Thank you for the information, I appreciate the speed that I have been noticed in editing my first page. I can see how vandalism can be stopped in its tracks fairly quickly in this manner, and how we can accomplish a significant amount of work. I have created my username because it is the same name I use for email(firstname.lastname@example.org). To be honest I am still confused about the four tildes thing and what I am supposed to do. Also, I have no problem using my real name(Josh Lepak), but am unsure of how to display it appropriately in my profile.
Th3nd00rs 18:25, February 22, 2010 (UTC)Josh Lepak, under th3nd00rs
- Hi Josh. I did revert one of you contributions last night as it read more as an opinion rather than as part of a scientific discussion. What we are trying to do here is give a clear account of current scientific thinking in an area and backing this up with appropriate referencing. You can help by trying to draw together the main references for an article, using these to start supplementary pages and trying to tie each statement that you make to a reference. The structure and content of articles should follow logically from the subject matter contained in the literature. I will reinstate you contribution to the power article as you may wish to work on it further
- On the point above we do encourage contributors to use their own names where possible. To do so would mean reregistering as Josh Lepak which isnt a problem. As you have discovered getting up to speed on the site can mean a steep learning curve, but you will soon get the hang of it. Do feel free to contact me for whatever reason - I am always willing to help Dr Joe Kiff 19:52, February 23, 2010 (UTC)
Hi Josh. I have set up an article on Bicarmeral mind populated from Wikipedia. To start any new page write the title surounded by double square brackets, you can do this in the text of an article or you can put it in the "see also" section of an appropriate article and this makes the link automatically when you save the page. For referencing help see the referencing guide link on the left hand panel on any page. Come pack to me if you have difficulties. if you want to practice use a sandbox Dr Joe Kiff 20:55, February 24, 2010 (UTC)
| You are welcome to practice editing the Psychology Wiki. But rather than disrupt existing articles it is best to use the a Sandbox, an area especially set aside so you can experiment
There are two ways to get to a sandbox:
Just towards the top left hand corner of both these page is a link which says "edit" click this and wait for the edit page to load.
Note the editing space inside the boxed outline and the line of buttons, with pictures and letters, above and the "Save page" buttons below the frame. You sometimes have to scroll down to the latter if you are working on a small screen.
In the box highlight any existing text and delete. You are now ready to start.
Click the "save page" if you want to save your edits or hit your back button to exit