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Please leave a message on my talk page if you think I may help with anything! -- Thurstan (Talk) 21:01, 2011 August 25

Page names[]

Please use our page name conventions. William Knight (2000-Onward) should be William Knight (2000). Category:Hicks Surname should be Category:Hicks (surname). Sir Knight Ellis Hicks should be Ellis Hicks (xxxx-yyyy) with birth and death years (page names are based on birth names in genealogy). What does the documentation say about him? Please give your sources.

Do not use question marks in page names, it upsets the software. So the father of Baptist Hicks (1519-1565) should be Thomas Hicks (c1450-aft1519), or whatever estimates you can make for his dates. Thurstan 00:08, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

That's okay, it is all part of the learning process. Sorry if I sounded a bit abrupt, I thought I had better leap in before you created too many that you (or I) had to change. Thurstan 00:23, August 26, 2011 (UTC)

Picture[]

First, upload mypicture.jpg

Then, open page with "edit" (rather than "edit with form" -- edit is on drop down menu). Add image=mypicture.jpg anywhere in {{showfacts person}}, e.g., below surname = Grovyle.

Generally, if you see something cool on another page, open with edit, copy, and paste on your page. rtol 16:31, August 27, 2011 (UTC)

Kings and queens[]

I see you add a page on Charles V of France. He had a page already. All Kings of France do.

For nobility, it is best to do a search first, as many are there. rtol 16:43, August 27, 2011 (UTC)

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