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Bishop page additions
If you're wondering why your revisions to the bishop article were deleted, it's because that info doesn't go there. That page is a general definition/introduction to the office of a bishop, not a discussion of invidual bishops' lives and such. But we'd be happy to have the same information on a separate page named after that particular bishop (I'm sorry, I've already forgotten his name). If you have any trouble, feel free to ask me or anyone else about what to do.
Gabriela 20:51, November 24, 2006 (PST)
thank you for explanation about 'bishop page' . First, I apologize you beacouse my english is don't enough good, but I hope so that you understend me. I have a same question for you and I sincerely hope that you contact me. That day I visited OrthodoxWiki first time and I don't know how that page work. I see that OrthodoxWiki have a litlle biography about some bishops and I try to edit a little information about bishop Ignatije of Branicevo, Serbia how is one of the best theologian in the Church. If you can explanation how can I edit about that or can I send to you a little informations about bishop Ignatije and you edit that in page about bishops or if you have any idea how can we do that I realy bee deeply thankful to you.
No need to worry about your English. That's why we have lots of people here to edit. And getting used to the wiki markup is confusing, too; I'm still learning. This page is extremely helpful: Help:Editing#The_wiki_markup.
To start a new article, what you need to do is type the term or person you're looking for into the search box to see if we already have that article or something related. If not, click on the "Create new article" link and start typing in the blank space. Then hit submit when finished.
Your Bishop Ignatije article, for example, won't actually be included in the bishops article (none of them are), but it will be listed in the bishops category if done correctly. To enter a category, you type an appropriate version of the following at the end of any article:
- [[Category:Whichever category is correct]]
For example, Bishop Ignatije's category tag would look like this:
I've taken the liberty of starting this article for you: Ignatije (Midic) of Pozarevac and Branicevo. This is the basic format for most of our articles. Feel free to edit and add any more useful information. Clicking on the editing button can really help you see what things should look like when you're typing, before you hit the submit button. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions. Gabriela 21:36, November 27, 2006 (PST)