User talk:Jriley

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Welcome Tom. Charles F. Radley 19:30, 2 March 2007 (PST)

Welcome to Lunarpedia! Don't worry about proofreading. If you've created a mess, just add the {{Cleanup}} tag. -- Strangelv 03:02, 3 March 2007 (PST)

Difficulties getting started

Thank you for the fast welcome.

I am having a great deal of difficulty getting started. I have managed to input a page, "People on the Moon", but it is not linked to anything. --Jriley 05:19, 3 March 2007 (PST)

Thank you for noting your difficulties. I'm presently working on a quick and dirty formatting guide. -- Strangelv 05:54, 3 March 2007 (PST)

Creative Commons

Mike wanted me to double-check that you knew that the Creative Commons namespace attributes Lunarpedia, not any of the contributors (I described the problem as the 150 contributors problem -- the required attribution could be longer than the used portion of the article). You're actually the first person to use the namespace. None of the people who insisted we needed it have yet contributed to Lunarpedia... -- Strangelv 05:54, 3 March 2007 (PST)

Right now, I do not know what you are talking about. For example, I am not familiar with the term Creative Commons namespace.
Learning technical processes, like working a wiki, is an exponential process. You must start by making incredibly simple baby steps available to the newbie. Very soon, sometimes within hours, they will work up the exponential learning curve and often surpass their teachers. A teaching aid of this type is not easy to design and write. I have written such aids and could write one for Lunarpedia if necessary.
I assure you that my expectation is that anything posted to a wiki is given to the entire world free for nothing. In fact that is the whole point.
I have gotten two books published. Neither sold. I found the whole copy right effort an exercise in futility. I am out of the book writing business. I think it is obsolete anyway.
What I am trying to do right now is move over to Wiki writing. This form seems to fit my entire history of communal work very well. (Peace, love, and all that hippy s**t).
Thanks again for your prompt reply.
-- 08:27, 3 March 2007 (PST)
By default, everything here is released to the public domain (or already in the public domain) -- that is, without any copyright protection at all. If that is how you want your article released, then it should simply be 'People on the Moon‎', or on the Moon -- to put in into a category, for example Urban Planning, add at the bottom of the article '[[Category:Urban Planning]]'. You can also add any additional categories that may be appropriate.
The 'CC_Lunar:' prefix isn't a category, it's a 'namespace' separate from where your article would be otherwise that exists for different terms of use. When you put it there we assumed you meant to put it there to prevent its release into the public domain.
Note that Myself, Mike, and Charles are in the Moon Society MOO and one of us may be able to answer your questions in real time. There is a java client available to get there at -- or you can telnet to port 7777 and type in 'connect guest' there.
Again, I'm sorry for your confusion, and anything we can work out to make it clearer for other people in the future that you can help with would be greatly appreciated along with your contributions.
-- Strangelv 08:42, 3 March 2007 (PST)