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Well, Hello there! Welcome to Shifti, and enjoy your stay. --Concerned Reader 04:06, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
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 09:55, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
- With that boilerplate out of the way, Welcome to Shifti! -- ShadowWolf 09:55, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Welcome to Shifti my comrade. I see that you have written way more stories then I have.--Guvnor Of Space 15:32, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
Welcome aboard from the cervine admin. :) --Buck 00:06, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
- Hellos to people who've commented here! ^.^ --Feathertail 16:56, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
- Hi there. The categories: Stories by Genre, Stories by TF, and Stories by Author are not intended to add to the story pages themselves. --Buck 17:22, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
- Ah, okay! Sorry about that! I'm still getting the hang of things here ... --Feathertail 19:54, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Please add categories to your stories, so we can know what they are about before reading them. Forestier 13:02, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
- I'm on it! Sorry, it's taking me a little while to figure things out here. ^.^; --Feathertail 16:55, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
For stories posted as sub-pages of your userpage there is no reason to apply protection. They are automatically protected by one of the extensions we have installed. -- ShadowWolf 16:54, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
- Okay, many thanks! --Feathertail 16:55, 29 July 2009 (UTC)