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I love this website[edit]

I think you guys are doing great work. I'm a dyed in the wool liberal secular atheist so its refreshing to see some sanity on the internet.. i do have a request for my brethren/fellow travelers.. I made a website and am trying to develope a kind of secular religion/life philosophy.. some of it disagrees with certain aspects of traditional science but over all i think its pretty sound. is there anyway you guys can help me promote it? specifically with talk pages bashing it and an article so the google webbots will index it? id appreciate it and again.. thanks you guys you really are doing good work. my site. — Unsigned, by: 104.235.215.150 / talk / contribs

Help topic[edit]

This is coming from someone new to wikis altogether, but one of the first things I looked for once I created an account was a private message function. By now I'm fairly sure that there isn't meant to be one, in which case why not add this in the help section for newcomers? After all, I notice that the help does cover general wiki topics, so it might save people some time...or am I just missing something? :) Tma (talk) 15:55, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

If someone has set a valid email address in their Preferences you can email them, that's the closest thing there is. Christopher (talk) 16:00, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Use Special:EmailUser. Christopher (talk) 18:04, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

How to contribute to a topic that is an "essay" from someone else?[edit]

How do I write material on a topic that has been written on previously, but only in the form of an essay from another user rather than an article designed to be edited? I am hesitant to create a new article because the essay already exists, yet I feel queasy about editing someone else's essay without their permission. What is the way out of this dilemma? 71.163.117.90 (talk) 11:36, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Nightvid

A bit late but I'd just create a second essay, we've got loads of different essays on similar topics. Christopher (talk) 17:18, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

"spam"[edit]

Last night I added the Wikispooks article. I had it full of links to Wikispooks itself, like where they claim stuff etc. I had perhaps 5–10 links but when I tried te submit, I couldn't because the system considered I was spamming. Perhaps so! Should I rate limit adding links or is there some policy on how to source statements like "X claims Y", sourcing to X or to 3rd party sources? --Gerrit (talk) 20:34, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

When it comes to sources in <ref> tags, it's basically the more the merrier. What's truly useless is a bunch of specific statements given with no instruction to the reader on where precisely (e.g. with a URL) you found said statements. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:47, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

How do I delete my account?[edit]

I wish to delete my account and hopefully all traces of it. How do I go about doing that? I can't find anything about this anywhere on the site. Danish (talk) 23:05, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

We run this wiki on Mediawiki software. It doesn't allow for account deletion as it will mess up the database. It is possible to remove an account if we have this extension installed. We don't have this extension installed. It would be very helpful as we have a bunch of spam accounts that we wish to get rid of. Ask User:FuzzyCatPotato to install this extension. ClickerClock (talk) 08:03, 9 July 2017 (UTC)