User talk:Jas2000

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Hello there, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions or how to format them visit our manual of style. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. Cheers! --maveric149

Hello Jas2000! If you want to test things, do it in the Wikipedia:Sandbox. Also take a look at the links maveric posted above. -- JNi

OK :) not on your page Jas2000

Stop creating non-encyclopedic articles. If you want to practice markup, use Wikipedia:Sandbox. If you want to make a statement of some kind, do it in User:Jas2000. "Jas2000" is not a legitimate encyclopedia entry; stop trying to make such an article. -- Salsa Shark 10:13 Mar 25, 2003 (UTC)

Now now, Salsa, have patience with our newcomer. ;-) Just a word of explanation, Jas. Wikipedia works on the concept of namespaces. For example, User:Jas2000 is in the User: namespace. This is where Wikipedians put their user pages. Wikipedia:Welcome newcomers (which is a page all newcomers should read) is in the Wikipedia: namespace, which is for pages about Wikipedia. The main namespace (or article namespace) is unlabeled. It's for the encyclopedia articles themselves, e.g. chess, mathematics, and Norway. Putting non-articles in the main namespace is bad form; they will be moved or deleted. -- Stephen Gilbert

ok, read that, just thought, if anyone did a search on my ID, it would be nice if they could actually find some more info. As an example; how about "Jas2000 beliefe system" ? Basically a brand new religion which I might invent... Does that get deleted too? Jas2000

In short, yes... We are an encyclopedia, and so we have standards for inclusion. Perhaps the most important requirement is that the information be verifiable -- prove to me that you have founded a religion and that your religion has serious followers (or, I suppose, not-serious ones in certain contexts, see 'Church of the Sub-Genius) and I will support the existence of a NPOV article on the subject in Wikipedia. Articles on fringe subjects are fine, as long as they are NPOV, encyclopedic and factually verifiable. Tuf-Kat