User talk:Greg Lawrence

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Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, our help system and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via Twitter. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forum is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any administrator for help, too. Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun!

You can find some more information about our collaboration groups if you follow this link CZ:Workgroups.You can always ask me on my talk page or others about how to proceed or any other question you might have.

Have fun and Happy editing!

--Matt Innis (Talk) 09:02, 3 April 2007 (CDT)

Actress stubs

Hi Greg. I was going through the Topic Informant Workgroup fixing alphabetical sorting problems and happened to notice that you've created a dozen or so stub-class articles on actresses. I also see you have been a Wikipedia contributor. Citizendium actually has a different policy when it comes to new articles, preferring work in depth on a few articles rather than creating tons of stubs and not expanding them. Also, even stubs should start with at least 50 words of information as a bare minimum.

see: CZ:How_to_get_started_as_an_author#Under_Construction.2C_or.2C_it.27s_better_to_add_something_editable_than_nothing_at_all

--Eric Winesett 15:08, 15 May 2007 (CDT)

Article checklist

Hi Greg, I see you have been hard at work! Thanks for you contributions. I need you to go back on the articles that you have started [1] and place CZ:The Article Checklist on their talk pages. The instructions are easy, but if you have any questions just drop a note on my talk page. And, yes, Eric's advice above is spot-on. Matt Innis (Talk) 21:48, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

Thanks Greg! If you need to figure out how to fill them out, I always use this chart:

  • abc means the form of the title for alphabetization, e.g. "Doherty, John".
  • cat1, cat2 and cat3 are categories; if there is only one category, put it in cat1.
  • cat_check: put "yes" if you want someone to check over the categories
  • status: 0 for approved articles; 1 developed, 2 developing, 3 stub, 4 external
  • underlinked: put "yes" if not enough other articles link to it (click "What links here" at left)
  • cleanup: put "yes" if basic cleanup has been done.
  • by: Names of anyone editing the checklist, in reverse chronological order.

Also, if these came from wikipedia, don't forget to click the "content is from Wikipedia" box at the bottom of the "editing" page. Note that you have to make a minor change (add a space somewhere) to make it stick if you don't make any other changes. --Matt Innis (Talk) 23:27, 6 June 2007 (CDT)

Hi Greg, thanks for adding the checklists to lots of articles. I have not looked at what you have done but just want to make sure you know about {{speedydelete}} in case placing it is in order. For the placement criteria, see CZ:Article_Deletion_Policy. Stephen Ewen 02:38, 7 June 2007 (CDT)


Greg - I do this ALL the time! You forgot the / before the second ref> --Matt Innis (Talk) 10:53, 12 June 2007 (CDT)

Avril Lavigne

I've added a picture of Avril Lavigne from Flickr. The photographer says it is her. Please take a look to see if it is authentic instead of an impostor. Thanks! Yi Zhe Wu 20:38, 18 June 2007 (CDT)


I have removed five links to 'Mr Skin' at Madeline Zima, Melissa Joan Hart, Avril Lavigne , Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kendra Wilkinson. I have also deleted more links on the Kendra Wilkinson page, two of which led to pornographic content. A few other links on the pages have also gone as they either are or could be inappropriate.

Uploading inappropriate links is a violation of the Family-friendly policy. See also constabulary blocking procedures ("Writing or uploading clearly obscene, horrifically violent, or (in general) patently offensive text, images, or sounds"). Further edits of this sort will result in your account being indefinitely blocked.

Finally, I have removed the Wikipedia links from your celebrity articles because anyone could edit those pages - we don't really know what they're linking to. John Stephenson 02:50, 27 October 2007 (CDT)