User talk:RebeccaFein

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Welcome to LIMSWiki! We hope you will contribute much and well. Please be mindful to make all contributions as accurate as possible.

You will probably want to read the help pages. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance on the creation of your own page, as well as whatever else you would like to contribute.

We hope that LIMSWiki will become the go-to source for all your information needs regarding everything related to LIMS, whether it be a company, information on a specific industry topic, or even just a definition of a simple abbreviation!! Stay ahead of the game, and be informed.

Again, welcome and have fun! Admin 14:24, 29 January 2013 (EST)

Regarding your sandbox assignment

Your sandbox assignment looks pretty good! Thanks for doing it. There are a couple of tweaks that should be made, however:

  • For internal links, remember to not use the entire URL. Please only use the title of the article. For example, you have:
Microbiology is a branch of biology [[ | biology]] dealing with the study of microscopic life.

You'll want to change that URL to simply "Life science" (without the underscore).

  • Did you intentionally want to put the italicized text "However, non-opportunisitic pathogenic microbes, simply cause disease" in a gray box? What happened is you put one space in front of the text. When you do this the system thinks you want to format the text to appear in a text box, just like using the <pre> tag. Simply remove the space in front if you don't want it in the box.
  • Your link to the CDC website is broken. You've coded it this way:
[| CDC website]

Remember for external links, we don't use a pipe.

Internal: Two brackets, with pipe.

External: One bracket, no pipe.

If you need a way to remember it, think of what you you've done with an ex-boyfriend; you've removed him. Likewise you've removed one of the two brackets and the pipe.

You formatted the "Giant Microbes" link at the end correctly, however. Nice.

  • Regarding citations... We didn't talk much about them, so here are a few things to know:

1. If an attribute is unknown (in this case, the author), simply remove the attribute rather than adding "Unknown" to the attribute.

2. The author should always be a person, not an entity. So in the third example, "LIMSwiki" is not a valid author. Simply remove the attribute.

3. Don't add the "date" attribute unless you can verify the date attached to the page you're referencing. For example, there's no "modified on" date or any date I can find on the CDC website. Therefor the "date" attribute should simply be removed.

4. Don't include "format=PDF" unless you're actually linking to a PDF file.

So for example, I'd reformat...

{{cite web |url=|title=CDC website |publisher=U.S. Government |author=Unknown |date=11 March 2002 |accessdate=3 February 2013 }}


{{cite web |url= |title=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention |publisher=U.S. Government |accessdate=3 February 2013}}

Please update your references. We'll talk more about how to manage them but putting them inline. (In this case you stuck them in the "references" section, which we don't do here.)