> Wil, I've been here ten years and I can't usefully answer your > question "what's going on?" in a sentence (or a paragraph or an > essay). You can only learn by participating. You can learn some things > by reading all the justifiably-banned users have to say, but I'm not > sure they're things that will stand you in good stead. Probably the > best way to answer your actual question is to dive in, write stuff > with references, add photos, etc. It's actually pretty good nerdy fun > and I recommend it if you're the sort of person who read encyclopedias > for fun as a kid. > > I'd definitely say there's no royal road to knowledge of Wikipedia. > Dive in and do it and discover how lovely and infuriating your fellow > humans are, really.
Thanks, David, and I agree 100% that there's a lot that I can only learn by participating. That's one reason I'm here. :) I've also been uploading sound loops to Commons, and I'm working on a few new articles on various pet interests of mine. I think the one thing left that Fae suggested I do is edit a BLP, IIRC. I know that there has been some discussion about how to handle BLP's here and on WO. These particular issues seem much harder to grok without some experience, so I think Fae was on-point when he suggested I just dive right in. I've also learned a lot from Wikipediocracy, but YMMV. :) ,Wil _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>