|In this past October (2020) the Shifti Community lost Chris "Robotech Master" Meadows to an accident involving an SUV hitting his electric bike and leaving the scene. While we may never know the full story of this event, the administrators of Shifti will work to preserve his account and works here as he'd wish us to. Thank you all for being such excellent people.|
Welcome to Shifti! Always glad to see new contributors. This is a bit of a standard boilerplate introduction that will hopefully help get you started on some of the basics you might not have noticed. Firstly, there's a main index of help pages at Help:Contents - a link is provided in the default sidebar titled "Help." It's a good idea to browse through the table of contents there so you'll know what information is available should you need it.
If you're here to post stories, there's a guide specifically for the basics of that over at Help:Posting stories. General editing assistance is at Help:Editing, and information about how to use talk pages (like this one) is at Help:Talk pages. If any of the formatting seems esoteric at first, don't worry - wikis are collaborative and other editors and administrators will come around to help tidy up anything that's left in a messy state, if you want. The more complex details can be learned later as you go.
You can set up a personal homepage for yourself at your root user page, which you can find by clicking on your user name at the top of the page. Use your user page however you see fit; most authors generally list their stories there, along with a bit of biographical information about themselves and perhaps some links to other websites. See Help:User pages.
If you have any questions, you can either click the edit link for this page and write it here or you can follow the link in my signature to my own home page and leave it in the talk page over there. You can find a list of Shifti's administrators at Shifti:Administrators. Once you've got your bearings, feel free to delete this welcome message from your user talk page. ShadowWolf 17:10, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
- With that name I think I've already greeted you on IRC, but it is a tradition to try and make sure everyone gets a greeting here. So welcome and good tidings and all that rot. -- ShadowWolf 17:10, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
Welcome to the rank of Shifti Author! I've done a bit of work to move your story (posted to your main User: page to User:Clicketyclack/The Rain Falls and restored the content from my own copy buffers when I noticed you'd blanked it right before the move went in. I've also set you up with proper categories and such on your User: page and added basic categories to your story. Hope I didn't step on your toes in doing all that :) -- ShadowWolf 01:34, 29 June 2011 (UTC)