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Cowantex

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March 2, 2012
  • I live in Virginia
  • I was born on November 15
  • My occupation is Technical Writer / Instructional Designer
  • I am researching COWAN descendants of William Cowan and Jane Walker. (Started in 1972.) Hope to publish my findings after retirement.


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  • Hiya, I created a page for Wales, but it isn't as nice and pretty as Ohio. Can you explain how to get a link to a map like Ohio has? I clicked edit on Ohio to see if I could just snag the code and move it over but that was confusing to me to say the least!

    Thanks!

    Lainee (talk) 15:35, November 19, 2012 (UTC)

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    • I have been really, really busy and a new job, etc. and no one to help me with the RAOGK wiki admin duties.  So accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

      First, find a map of Wales that you like and want on the page ...

      Then, click the Add a Photo button (it's on this page with my response) ... give it a name ...

      Then, use the code below:

      [[File:yourfile'snamehere]]

      Take a look at the Netherlands page:

      http://raogk.wikia.com/wiki/Netherlands ... you can also do a thumbnail the way he did ... or look on the RAOGK main page and see the code I used for Bridgette's thumbnail.

      You are due a LARGE COMMENDATION for your edits and your ability to pick up on wiki code.  Would I possibly be able to ask for your help with some of the wiki admin duties.  I'd give you access to the email address/password ... and it's a matter of adding user info to the tables (and you've clearly mastered that) and doing 3 things when I get a "Someone new joined RAOGK ..." and that's a matter of copying pasting only.  Nothing as involved as what you've already mastered!!

      You're doing GREAT ...

      Email me at:  raogk_mcowan @ yahoo.com

      Thanks for all your efforts!!!

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  • Sorry for the delay, but I've finally set up your forums. If you want each forum page to show archives as well, I can do that, but I'll hold off for now. I also recall you were curious about how my userpage is styled - the code can be seen here.

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    • Yes, I would like to have the archives show for each of the forums. Can you tell me how you fixed it?

      One other question ... what's the template used on Familypedia for the Talk pages ... talk page greeting?

      Example: familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:Thurstan

      Many thanks!

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    • Thank you!! So much ... !!

      I know you're an intern ... would guess you're heading back to school soon? Will you still be around on wikia to ask for help?

      Another question ...

      On Thurstan's talk page, his talk topics appear "indexed" (collapsed) vs. the way my Message Wall topics are appearing here. Can you ask Danny if the Message Wall has the ability to list by Contents as the Familypedia Talk Pages do? Or, maybe you know the magic coding to give me to make it happen??

      Really appreciate all your efforts.

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    • Re the use of: The template is w:c:familypedia:Template:Usertalkheader.

      I go to MY user page on Familypedia ...

      How do I then apply the Usertalkheader? Do I just copy and paste the code or do I need to somehow tie the template to me/my User Talk page?

      Thanks

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  • HI, I didn't get to meet you, but I heard you attended our pizza party at Wikimania. I just wanted to say thanks for coming!

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    • Were you there? Oh, I'm soooo sorry I didn't get to meet you!

      While we're talking ... could you look at Thurstan's talk page on Familypedia and tell me what's wrong with my code above that I'm not getting more of a space between the small purple box and the outer edge of the larger powder blue cell??

      Thanks

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  • I had a message asking for e-mail address - I am weberc and my address is weber@tesco.net.

    I am a volunteer, for the Birkenhead and North Wirral area of the UK. I used to do a lot of work for people via the old RAOGK site

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  • Post a new message to Cowantex's wall I will help in Natrona County (Casper) Wyoming. awyowmn@yahoo.com


    Pat Potter

    Casper, Wyoming

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  • Margie, you, as a technical writer, could be the ideal person to test Help:Navigation for multi-page areas. Try Ohio because it's the shortest name.

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  • I am trying to get my name put on the STate list as person who will do things in South Dakota I don't know if I have done the right things to do that or not, if not tell me what to do?

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  • Is the wiki coming or going?

    You must have seen my reply to Bill's long email. I'm expecting a reply to that from you.

    Less than 24 hours ago you invited me to add something. So I helped a bit. Now you seem to be pulling it down.

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    • I sent you a couple of emails this morning ... one is a lengthy response re Bill's email. You'll see from that I'm in a quandry over this whole issue ...

      I DO appreciate all your help!! You've made some great suggestions and additions.

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  • This is really confusing! How do I post what I want to volunteer to do?

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    • I can make it easy for you ...

      What state/county ... or country ... do you want to volunteer for?

      Were you a previous volunteer? (If so, I may already have your volunteer info.)

      Then ... do you want people to contact you directly with your email address ... or do you want them to contact you via your Message Wall on the wiki.

      If the first one, send me your email address to raogk_mcowan@yahoo.com

      If you want to do the edits yourself, I can send you instructions ...

      Either way, I'll take care of it tomorrow ...

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    • Margie, that list of options looks as if it should be on an easily accessible page somewhere, with numbered options and solutions. Maybe it now is; if not, perhaps we can work out how to do it. -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 09:35, May 27, 2012 (UTC)

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  • I have created some of the categories that you wanted: I hope you can follow what I have done. Thurstan 21:17, April 2, 2012 (UTC)

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    • I am not sure: there is a mention of view source in Help:Message Wall.

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      1. Have you studied Help:Category?
      2. Have you checked your Preferences to see if there's something about WYSIWYG or Visual Editor? I always use the "source" option on Wikia sites, never the WYSIWYG, as far as I am aware (though I can see some "Visual"-type buttons below this editing box!), and I don't have to change anything, so I think it's in the Preferences. Top right in the drop-down below your user name.

      -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:26, May 9, 2012 (UTC)

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