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On 20:19, 23 April 2009


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On 21:07, 23 April 2009



What was the name of the article?

And, also, for a wikiHow article to be searchable you must wait a day. Try to search it tommorrow and it will show up!

If you have any more questions feel free to ask!


Also, even before it is searchable, if you give me the title I can try to improve it!

On 21:16, 23 April 2009


Okay! I will see what I can do for you:)


On 21:18, 23 April 2009


On 21:19, 23 April 2009


Wow! Fabulous detailed article! I may even nominate it for FA!!!


On 21:21, 23 April 2009


On 21:22, 23 April 2009



To make a link do this....

Ace College Algebra

But instead of these floating around ([]) put two of them right next to the title on each side! Does this make sense?


On 21:27, April 23, 2009


she means Ace College Algebra

On 21:31, 23 April 2009


Hi! You did fabulous on your first article! I cleaned it up a bit, weaved links, and added more relateds! Check it out:)


On 21:37, 23 April 2009


Your welcome! But really, I did not do much, you did and made it great:) As you may have seen on the discussion page I nominated it for Fa!!!!!!


On 21:47, 23 April 2009


When and if you make a new article please let me know!!!!!


On 21:54, 23 April 2009


Thank you for writing Ace College Algebra! I have retitled the article as Do Well in College Algebra simply because "Ace" is not a universal term in regards to academics.

I have also added an image for you and done some minor copy editing. Amazing work!

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Thanks for bringing life into wikiHow...

On 22:11, 23 April 2009


Wow, brilliant work on Do Well in College Algebra! Are you interested in maths?

I see you already have offers of help but if ever they're not around I'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

A fantastic first article


Well done!


On 01:08, 24 April 2009


Wow... It looks great:) now to answer your question... *tell admins* tell other users* I nominated it for FA* keep working on it!!!

On 17:06, April 24, 2009


Thanks for helping out on Recent Changes Patrol!

Patrolling is wikiHow's first line ofQuality Control, and it's awesome you want to lend a hand! There's a lot to learn when you start patrolling, but a few guides can help:

Some Patrolling Basics to Get You Started:

  • Article edits:If they're accurate and helpful additions, hitMark as Patrolled. If they're vandalism or involve unnecessary inclusions of brand names or external links, hitRollback. If they are helpful but are not in wikiHow style or format, or the edit contains mistakes, do aQuick Editto fix the change.
  • Articles needing lots of help:If you come across an article with many mistakes, you can useQuick Editto fix them up, or . If you're not sure what needs fixing, just go ahead and skip it so someone else can add any necessary templates.
  • Talk pages:Generally, messages between talk pages that aren't vandalism or abuse are fine, too. You can mark them as patrolled, most of the time.
  • Discussion pages:Generally, most comments here are fine to patrol, but if you see obvious or repeat spamming, abusive or offensive content, you can remove it.
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If you have questions, just let me know, or you can ask the Help Team. Thanks for helping out!

On 17:27, April 25, 2009


Thumbs up to your great work!!


I have noticed that you recent contributions have been very helpful and productive into our mission of building the worlds largest how-to.

So I thank you for all your work on wikiHow and I encourage you to keep up the good work!



On 02:18, 26 April 2009


I was just patrolling your edits on Quit Watching TV and wanted to let you know I thought your edits were great. In addition, since we haven't formally met yet, I wanted to send this quick note to introduce myself. I hope to get to know you better as you continue contributing to wikiHow. Please feel free to contact me if I can ever help you learn your way around this wiki.

On 12:47, 27 April 2009


Hi! Thanks for the nice comment. From you nick I guess you are a Hellene, is that right?

On 16:34, 27 April 2009


Hi there, just a quick note - good job on placing some well needed NFD templates. Only issue is, make sure you place it at the very top of the introduction instead of the steps :)

Again good work!


On 03:05, 28 April 2009


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Thanks for riding along on patrol today!

On 19:44, 28 April 2009


I take pleasure in awardingAretethe Achievement Award presented for advancing from newbie to dedicated contributor. You have displayed your ability, willingness, and sincere desire to help wikiHow grow and become a bigger and better site! You have shown through words, deeds and actions the true spirit of wikiHow.


On 06:43, April 30, 2009


don't be hurt because someone removed an NFD tag. A lot of new people think if they remove it, no one will notice and their article won't be deleted.

On 18:10, April 30, 2009


I Fixed your tag. should be a speedy delete.

On 18:14, April 30, 2009


the article i fixed your tag on is considered patent nonsense

On 00:10, 2 May 2009


Have you heard about...
The WikiGoesCountry Project
We're dedicated to improving Country articles.
We're looking for co-leaders and day-to-day managers.
Please sign up!

On 18:51, May 2, 2009


P.S. This is referring to articles like "Get the Mystic Ticket".


On 19:03, May 2, 2009


No problem! It just seemed like someone writing a test article to me."Place bold text here" and all that jazz, but whatever. :)

On 19:50, 2 May 2009


Okay.Thank you for letting me know. Also, when you start your project, please let me know. I would love to see it and what it is about:) Keep up the great wikiWork.

Thanks for giving wikiHow peace:)

Congratulations! If you have received this award, you have been noticed in the eyes of fellow wikiHowians for your kind and nice compliments and comments! Thank you for helping wikiHow become a better place! You have inspired wikiHowians everywhere to follow in your footsteps to become one of the greatest wikiHow contributors ever! Congratulations and keep up the good work!


On 20:00, 2 May 2009


Cool! I love it! I would love to join! I could make you guys a group UIB and an invitation! If you would like me to do that just reply back and I will get started right away. I think it is a fabulous idea. Also, I would love to join the group in any postition:)


On 20:38, 2 May 2009


Okay. And, may I ask... what is the custom invitations?


On 20:43, 2 May 2009


Oh. Okay. But, if you ever think you need an invitation for anything, just ask me!


On 00:01, 3 May 2009


Arete! Thank you soo much! I never got a barnstar before and that was on my wikiHow to-do list. Thank you so much. Keep on contributing to wikiHow!


On 06:45, May 3, 2009


Careful on patrol you missed

On 08:13, 3 May 2009


Ah! Thank you for that barnstar ! It was so lovely of you to give me one.

On 21:13, May 3, 2009


Excellent work on  :) I practice Aromatherapy myself, and this is very helpful indeed.

On 21:14, May 3, 2009


Congratulations your article has been selected as aRising Star, which means it is one of the very best new articles on wikiHow. Thank you for writing an exceptionally high quality article.

Since your article is already very high quality, you may be interested in trying to continue improving it so it reaches "Featured Article" status and goes on wikiHow's popular RSS feed. Some tips on how to make a Featured Article are

Thanks again for your fantastic contribution to the World's How-to Manual. Your writing will help thousands of people learn something new. Thanks.

On 22:53, 5 May 2009


Hey Arete!

On 22:54, 5 May 2009


Oops! Sprry about the message above. I did not finish what I was saying and accidently clicked post:) Anyways, saw your question on WikiGoesCountry Discussion. I will make a section for that right now. Thanks for the suggestion.


On 20:02, 6 May 2009


I am afraid to say does exist and is not a joke(although it is funny)

On 20:07, 6 May 2009


I'd rather not but ok. There are groups of adults who like roleplaying as infants.

On 20:08, 6 May 2009


bottles, diapers, adult size crib. Saw it on CSI LOL

On 20:12, 6 May 2009


It's why Jack tagged it stub

On 20:13, 6 May 2009


And heck no I aint writing it

On 05:48, 7 May 2009


Do a Fast, Deep Clean for Your Bedroom

I undid the reformat you preformed, If you read the comment dvortygirl left on her edit you will see:

"Note to editors: this article is not in the standard format, in the sense that many steps do not begin with verbs. It nonetheless reads cleanly and probably does not need tagging or correction"

I have to agree with the above assessment as her edit seems cleaner and more concise. Please feel free to re-add the modifications you made to the actual steps however.


On 06:04, May 7, 2009


Reply to Omniomi:

"I did not intend to reformat the article. The only thing that I added to the article was a category.

The only thing that I could imagine happened is that I added a category after or during the same time as Dvortygirl was saving her work.

And yes, I agree, Dvortygirl's edit was better than the edit that was originally there when I added the category.

Hope this explains everything."

P.S. I know that I am replying on my talk page. I'm writing this here for clarification.

On 14:02, May 7, 2009


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Thanks for encouraging community spirit!
For your excellent patrolling, and it's always nice to see new, helpful people!

On 14:55, 7 May 2009


Arete, No problem at all - edit collisions happen from time to time. I just don't like undoing an edit without letting the editor know that's why I messaged you.

If you ever notice it happen, go to the article's history click "undo" beside the most recent edit, on the undo screen you can add your changes to the previous ones instead of erasing them, and then save it.

Again though, no big deal :) it happens.


On 16:19, 7 May 2009


No problem. Looking at the time stamps, I am a little surprised we didn't edit conflict. It's pretty clear that we both started with the same version, though.

In any case, I can see that you were trying to do exactly what you should be doing, which is improving wikiHow articles. I'm not offended or troubled by honest attempts to do that, and please feel free to replace any matter you added that got lost in the shuffle.

It looks like you're still a little new here to , but you're always welcome to improve new articles directly. When you are comfortable with wikiHow, please consider requesting the new article boost tool. Among other things, it will tell you if another editor is already patrolling a particular new article. The requirement for joining NAB is one of experience, not time, and you're off to a very good start.

On 01:25, May 8, 2009


Great job on patrolling!
Just wanted to give you a head's up on something. When you NFD an article, could you please post your support of deletion or why you placed the NFD tag on there? Thanks and keep up the good work.

On 22:14, 8 May 2009


On 23:06, May 8, 2009


Thanks for your great work with categorizing articles. It's really appreciated!

On 21:20, May 10, 2009


Great edits. Also, I saw your post in the forums. Cool ideas!

On 22:03, May 10, 2009


Hey. Check out my reply on the" delete group/projects post". Tell me what you think.

On 21:53, May 12, 2009


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Thanks for riding along on patrol today!

On 04:12, May 14, 2009


You can feel free to add whatever information you would like to the Current Happenings section of The wikiHow Herald.

On 09:53, 14 May 2009


Hi. I don't usually edit at this hour (it's 3am here and I need to try to go back to bed soon), so perhaps I don't usually see you online, but I just patrolled at least 50 of your edits. It looks to me like you're doing a wonderful job. Have you really only been here a month? Anyway, thank you for your edits today.

On 20:09, 14 May 2009


Hey dude,

I noticed your comment here where you said that you use film cameras, which is awesome (and thanks for the kind words, BTW :)).

I don't suppose you have any experience on Nikon and Olympus systems which you could draw upon to add to that article? Or indeed anything else I've not used personally (mine's mostly around M42, EOS, Pentax K-mount and Canon FD)? I've tried to make it as comprehensive as I can, but I have no experience with some systems. So, if the article is totally useless for someone using Nikon or Olympus or anything else, I'd appreciate your improvements to it.

Cheers. :)

On 19:00, 15 May 2009


Yeah, but sadly you're the only other film photographer I've encountered here. mentioned owning a Nikon FM on IRC, but she doesn't know how to use it. Heh heh.

Oh well, I didn't get many complaints about the article on the talk page, so I guess it's OK. :)

On 01:11, 17 May 2009


Sure thing. Delighted that you are applying for NAB. Can you email me at NAB"at" . Include your user name and I'll send you the application.

On 22:00, 19 May 2009


Hello. I just wanted to thank you for your help with the article: cosplay as dante from infinity cycle. you have already been a great help to me and my friend Nejishiekmaster. This is kinda sudden but will you be my friend?

On 01:40, May 20, 2009


On 03:22, 20 May 2009


I think I sent you the NAB test. If you didn't get it , can you email me again. Sorry about that!

On 03:01, May 21, 2009


Hey, congrats on NAB. I saw you adding yourself to the list.

On 04:54, May 21, 2009



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On 18:27, 21 May 2009


Thanks for helping with the edit job.

On 15:11, May 23, 2009


wikiBeauty Award
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A salute for your
random acts of beauty.
Your contributions are appreciated.
Thanks for making wikiHow a special place to be.
Thanks for taking out time to either oppose or support deletion on NFD articles. It really means a lot and it seriously helps the administrators on making decisions.

On 21:15, 25 May 2009


Thanks for all your help at wH today! Great job!



On 20:45, 27 May 2009



On 08:45, 29 May 2009


Thanks for helping wikiHow grow into something beautiful.

Thanks for making great edits here. And for noticing other people's needs and helping them.

On 05:16, 4 June 2009


Very nicely written Neopets article.

Arete: A High Quality Author
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Recognizing your continuing, excellent high-quality contributions that you make to wikiHow: Thanks for your superb, clear instructions helping educate thousands or millions. Your dedication to high quality is a shining example to all at wikiHow in your vital part of wikiHow's mission, as you continue sharing your expertise so freely.

On 05:16, 4 June 2009


Congratulations your article has been selected as aRising Star, which means it is one of the very best new articles on wikiHow. Thank you for writing an exceptionally high quality article.

Since your article is already very high quality, you may be interested in trying to continue improving it so it reaches "Featured Article" status and goes on wikiHow's popular RSS feed. Some tips on how to make a Featured Article are

Thanks again for your fantastic contribution to the World's How-to Manual. Your writing will help thousands of people learn something new. Thanks.

On 05:15, 8 June 2009


Please explain how you consider a joke on the discussion page. Thank you

On 12:59, 13 June 2009


Surely you must be mocking me. The article How to be an Imperialist is in no way a Joke what so ever. You did not give a good argument why it was a joke article. It is you you who is making an unwanted joke not I .

On 18:26, 13 June 2009


I apoligize for offending you.

On 22:20, 8 July 2009


I have a problem my piece of clothing did not shrink What do I do????

On 14:24, 15 July 2009

the thred about getting your music back from the audio thingy on youtube well i waited an hour and the audio thing went away but theres still no music :( help please??

On 22:07, 2 August 2009


great job categorizing articles

On 19:39, August 24, 2009


Hello, I hope all is going well. I just wanted to send a friendly message out letting all the new article boosters know that the number of articles awaiting a boosters' review is the highest it has ever been. If you happen to have time to boost a few articles, it would be greatly appreciated. Since we strive to have all of our articles accurate and properly formatted, we are hoping to get caught back up on our NAB backlog as soon as possible. Thanks in advanced for any help!

On 05:53, 27 August 2009


What do you need help with concerning your driving to college article? It looks fairly complete to me.

You can put an "inuse" tag and come back to work on the article later.

Would you like me to add the in use tag for you?

On 06:00, 27 August 2009


You are most welcome. Sometimes when those GREMLINS are out to get you, it's awfully hard to see the forest through the trees.

Wishing you a better day tomorrow.

On 02:43, 1 September 2009


hey are u still heading weekly improvement cause i can help run it if or take over for you if you want me to

On 22:36, 1 September 2009


i've already signed up for a category head.

On 05:11, September 15, 2009


Just starting to patrol for the night and seen a lot of welcoming from you. Much mahalos (thanks) for welcoming new users =)

On 01:50, September 17, 2009


Psstt! Have you considered running for Admin? I thought you might make a good one... and wanted to encourage you to put in for it.

Check out Eric Westers thread on the forums for more info.

On 04:58, September 22, 2009


Thank you for welcoming people. Just make sure that they have not already been welcomed.

On 04:20, 12 October 2009


i am new here can you give me more tips here>?

On 19:57, 13 October 2009


When are the A,B,C weeks for weekly improvement?

On 04:11, 31 October 2009


thank you for your kind message.

On 04:16, 31 October 2009


There is no reason why more than one person should not welcome others. The more people that welcome new members, the more comfortable and welcome they feel. They also get the sense of a very polite and open community.

On 04:24, 31 October 2009


Thank you!

On 21:31, November 17, 2009


Hi Arete,

Would you be able to tell me if is obsolete - it does not seem to be used...

Could it be deleted?

On 00:38, November 18, 2009


Thanks for your reply -

On 04:05, 18 November 2009



Thanks for welcoming me, I have a question. I've seen in a few articles that after a step, they do a few bullet points fro examples. I tried that on another article, but somehow, a number always comes up on the first one, so it looks like:

3. Here are some ideas. 1. * Example

  • Example

Can you help me?

ChibiApple =3

On 23:48, 18 November 2009


Thanks so much!

On 14:23, 19 November 2009


thx man = )

On 02:54, 21 November 2009


Thanks for welcoming me!

On 19:31, 22 November 2009


Hi Arete. Thanks for the warm welcome. WH informed me that someone edited my piece. How would I know who that is or where the edition is? Help please.

On 05:04, 23 November 2009


Hi again, thanks for the tip Arete.

On 19:14, November 23, 2009


Regarding the article How to Commute to College by Car


Greetings Arete,

Just reminding you that you have inserted a {{construction}} or a {{inuse}} tag on it. The tag has expired past the 2 week mark. If you are still editing it, please update the tag date to avoid deletion or to avoid the tag being removed so that other people can edit it. You can readHow to Save an Article from NFDabout how to save an article that is nominated for deletion.
Thanks for your time.

On 03:38, 26 November 2009


Hey!! I was wondering if I could join the Weekly Improvement Project. It sounds like a lot of fun.  :D

On 09:48, December 16, 2009


Awesome article:
Great work!

On 09:49, December 16, 2009


Congratulations your article has been selected as aRising Star, which means it is one of the very best new articles on wikiHow. Thank you for writing an exceptionally high quality article.

In the near future, Rising Star articles will be instantly promoted to the wikiHow homepage so many readers can quickly see your good work.

Thanks again for your fantastic contribution to the World's How-to Manual. Your writing will help thousands of people learn something new. Thanks.

On 01:45, 17 December 2009


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Thank you for entering the first-ever Try This at Home Contest. Your article, , was one of our top three entries. Good work!

On 05:37, December 17, 2009


Congrats on winning the Try This at Home Contest!

On 01:46, 31 December 2009


I was looking to see if i could be leader on Philospy and religon, But there is no link.Could you Help me with this?

On 14:54, 16 April 2010


Could you please test;"Create a Rune Set in RuneScape" for me? Image:April 13, 2009 Iban's Cave.

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