User talk:Thomasp94

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Hello, Thomasp94, and welcome to Asylum Projects! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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I just wanted to say hi. Unlike the old site software, this site software has a much stronger messaging system in that instead of private messages or a message at the bottom of the page, this new software dedicates a special talk page for every article and user page ever created. User talk pages are for almost anything the users want to talk about unless what they talk about violates a policy. Also, as you noticed when you logged in, there will be a large brownish orange banner at the top of your page alerting you to a new message on your personal talk page and it will stay there until you go and take a look. Article talk pages are great for discussing the article and ways to improve it. Plus they are also used to store information that does not need to be in the main page, like how many time's it's been featured, notices, warning, etc.

Another neat feature to talk pages is when you are having conversations with other editors, you can use a little bit of formatting to help make the conversations easier. One main bit of formatting which is easy to use and very helpful is this : For every one of those it tabs the entire message over one tab. Like this:

This is an example of using the colon looks like.
This is what using two colons look like.

Also, make sure to sign your name to every message you post on a talk page or other project page that requires you to sign. To sign your name, all you need to do is use this: ~~~~. There is also a button on the edit bar above when editing the page that looks kind of like a signature and you can click on that too to do the same thing. When you sign a message it will show your user name with a link to your user page, your user talk, the contributions you have done, and the time and date you signed your post.

Another cool thing you can do with signing, is that you can go into your user preferences and set up a special signature that will be applied every time you sign. You can use just about any time of HTML coding you would like, including changing colors, fonts, names, etc to make your signature even more unique.

Finally, I also wanted to point out that now there have been a few weeks of featured articles and images, I have started nominating articles and images instead of just straight creating the next featured articles and images. This means that you can chime in and vote as to whether what I nominated will be future featured articles or images. Also, at the same time, you can also nominated articles and images too for future featured articles and images. While somethings with that system may still need to be streamlined and made to look a little more pretty, I feel it is established enough for others to start chiming in and nominating their own things and voting on future stuff. I hope this helps a bit. P.S. as I send you this message I also see the site is still missing some features I'll have to add later! This is my signature -> M-Explorer 10:24, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Infobox Templates Elelements[edit]

Hey, just as a heads up: when you add an infobox to an entry there is no need to remove any elements that you don't plan on adding any information too. If an element is not filled out it will not be shown, plus the element will be there later on if you or someone else finds the missing piece of information. Plus, with all the elements there in the template it makes it way easier for someone else to add the information with little hassle. M-Explorer 14:30, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Here is the coding for an infobox:

{{infobox institution
| name =
| image =
| image_size =
| alt =
| caption = 
| established =
| construction_began =
| construction_ended =
| opened =
| closed =
| demolished =
| current_status = 
| building_style =
| architect(s) =
| location =
| architecture_style =
| peak_patient_population =
| alternate_names =
Each part is an element. There is no need to delete or remove any element from that template because if you do not fill it out it will not show up. Plus, to make life easier, don't just type it all in, but just copy the entire template and paste it into the article, then fill it out. That way things will be much easier for you. M-Explorer 14:42, 12 January 2010 (UTC)


I saw the images you've been uploading and the building plan pages you did and I got to say the images look cool and you did a great job on the building plans. Absolutely cool!  :) M-Explorer 15:18, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

I messed up![edit]

I had been so deep into working with the mobile problem that I did not see that you had updated the featured portals. So I reverted myself back to what you did and I wanted to apologize for changing what you did. M-Explorer 12:34, 10 May 2010 (UTC)