User talk:Doctor X


Welcome, Doctor X, to BattleTechWiki!

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Hello Doctor X, and welcome to the BattleTechWiki! It looks like you've gotten a good start here and I wanted to personally welcome you. I also started out here by doing grammar work, then moved to more complicated things. Don't be shy about making edits; change what you think needs it. Editing here is a learning experience and you'll be just fine. We're pretty laid back and there's no deadline to finish things, so come and go as you please. If you have any questions feel free to leave a note at my user talk page. -BobTheZombie (talk) 14:29, 13 August 2014 (PDT)

Hello Doctor X,
To add to what Bob's said (and I have to keep reminding myself that it's Bob, not Bub...) welcome aboard, and thank you for signing up to help. Help is never turned down here! You'd be surprised how quickly you can move from fixing odd grammatical mistakes and typos to writing out complete notes and more. Sarna tends to pull in the faithful Wink.gif The Help & How To page in the sidebar on the left is a good way to start learning about writing articles, as is copying a current article and using it as a template, although sometimes the help files and current articles don't quite match up. A lot of areas on Sarna have project teams and project pages associated with them, and those project pages can be a good source of advice too. Everyone here's generally friendly and approachable - Bob's the man for all things grammatical (he's forever catching the British spellings that creep into my articles, and converting them to American spelling), Doneve's the man when it comes to graphics and bulk edits, Mbear is great with advice on writing, templates, formatting and military units, and Frabby's definitely the expert on novels/fiction, Sarna policies and so on. We're all on pretty regularly - don't be afraid to ask people things on their talk pages. Although sometimes you may need to nudge me to remember to reply, as I get a bit absentminded... BrokenMnemonic (talk) 23:51, 13 August 2014 (PDT)
Speaking of absentminded... the Manual of Style page is a good way to learn about things like the codes for formatting text, using references and the like; it's modelled on wikipedia, but there are some subtleties about BattleTech like how unit names are formatted that are captured in the style writing guide on Mbear's user page.BrokenMnemonic (talk) 00:03, 14 August 2014 (PDT)