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See here, for details. (The stray "z", in the reason was supposed to be a comma, bloomin' touchscreen keyboard!)

Basically {{w|Page Title|link text}} supplies the necessary bits in what 'raw' might be [[wikipedia:Page Title|link text]]. Not much saving time, but just enough to be worthwhile. And far better than [ whatever else you might use]... ;)

(PS, Columbia or Eagle? I mean, neither are called "Apollo". I suppose technically Eagle is more than a spacecraft, as it can land (or ditch into the sea, ironically for Aquarius!), but an Apollo craft could be anything from early boilerplate ones onward, and anything from the full stack to any free-flying component, and thus Apollo 11 is any/all of it from the base of its first stage to the tip of its escape-tower. Not to be pedantic, just wondering out loud. :p ) 18:51, 26 March 2024 (UTC)

(I have no idea what the second paragraph is so straight to the ps! ;) Comlumbia obvously, the Eagle already has so much hype (plus it bugs me that they put an ACTUAL EAGLE on the mission patch, it would've looked so much cooler with a rocket or the Eagle) That being said, the entire Apollo program was pretty freaking awsome, like, they did stuff that half a decade earlier people couldnt have dreamed of doing (techniclly they did dream it, but yk what i mean)!! As for the rocket itself, yes its called the Saturn V, but my names Apollo11 soooooooooooo :p And no worries beung pedantic, i love the decussion ;) Apollo11 (talk) 19:01, 26 March 2024 (UTC)
Just clicked the link! I see, thanks for the help! :) Apollo11 (talk) 19:04, 26 March 2024 (UTC)


May I please correct the misspellings on your user page? If not, then Ok... The orange crewmate ඞ (talk) 14:40, 7 May 2024 (UTC)

Sure! Apollo11 (talk) 15:04, 7 May 2024 (UTC)


no, cereal are nachos! (and a hotdog is a taco) (talk) 02:23, 15 May 2024 (UTC)

I will exept that a hotdog is a taco, but nachos are a salad too! Apollo11 (talk) 16:22, 15 May 2024 (UTC)

Three suggestions.

  1. Use a spell-checker. (Or a spill-chucker!) You really need to, and you know you do.
  2. Use the Preview button more.
  3. It's really better not to create User or User Talk pages for IPs.

I hope you find these useful to consider, but of course they're just my own observations. We can discuss any of this here, if you want. 21:38, 16 May 2024 (UTC)

How do I get a spell checker on a wiki? I use google docs to type up anything so I don't have any downloaded spell checkers, would those work? If so do you have a suggestion? Apollo11 (talk) 21:05, 20 May 2024 (UTC)

Get something like LibreOffice, rather than relying on an online office-suite. (You can still cross-copy things, if you like the "store on the cloud" element. That'd have spellchecker. But I would have thought Google provides one - never used it, but would seem like an obvious feature.)
But all sane browsers also have native and official plugins that include rather decent spell-checkers. Though if you're not using en-US, yourself, you might have to add that on top of your normally useful native brand of language. 00:41, 21 May 2024 (UTC)
Awesome thank you! I will try LibreOffice. (hopfully it runs fine on a Mac, I've had SO many apps not run on it) Apollo11 (talk) 16:48, 21 May 2024 (UTC)
Google Docs DOES have a spell check-please start using it's feature (it's all built in, unless you did something horrible to your Google Docs and now it's not functioning properly) (talk) 03:16, 21 May 2024 (UTC)
Yeah I know it has a spell check feature, thats why I dont have an outside one Apollo11 (talk) 16:48, 21 May 2024 (UTC)
Ok... Yeah, what you wrote looked like "I use Google Docs to write my wiki contributions, as a precursor to copying them into the browser, and I haven't got a spellchecker activated on GD". Only if you're doing this sort of thing (writing elsewhere then copying across) will something like LibreOffice help you any more (in that regard) than the assumed prior situation. (Though I'm also fairly certain that LibreOffice will work perfectly well on a Mac, assuming you get the right installer, because they're very good at supporting even obscure platforms and OSes. And is less reliant upon online connectivity at the implicit behest of Mr Google.)
What browser are you using, then? The plug-in 'store' for Firefox, Chrome, etc will almost certainly have a spellchecker (and choice of dictionaries) if you look in the obvious places. I also had a quick look at references for Safari (given you're a Maccie, and perhaps it's a valid assumption that you're just using the pre-installed default) and apparently from the Edit menu there's a Spelling And Grammar built in, but might need enabling/selecting your chosen locale(s)/other twiddly bits... but I can't tell you exactly what with any certainty. You can probably work it out yourself, or ask (here or elsewhere) or search (your favourite search engine results) for more clues. 20:03, 21 May 2024 (UTC)
Ohhhh I see, yeah no, I don't use docs to type in this Wiki the copy and paste it, I just use it for typing up and printing stuff like reports.
Sorry, if you already explained this, but did you say that the LibreOffice won't work directly in the wiki? (" Only if you're doing this sort of thing (writing elsewhere then copying across) will something like LibreOffice help you any more (in that regard) than the assumed prior situation.") Also I do have to Wiki Spelling and Grammar built in, but its not that reliable. (It does catch quite a few errors though :) ).
Also I do use safari, I have an older Mac and it doesnt like Google Chrome very much. Apollo11 (talk) 23:11, 21 May 2024 (UTC)
"did you say that the LibreOffice won't work directly in the wiki?" - well, I can think of a way to jury-rig it to connect into the online wiki-editing process (and there are probably other, better ways than that of doing so), but it's your browser doing the main interaction as it is. Also with Google Docs, I presume, but that's yet another different website emulating a 'proper' word-processor interface, and even that won't easily let you use your browser to edit a document which you can directly save to the wiki website.
I just thought you were making it slightly complicated for itself, and I wouldn't want to make it far more complicated. (But you might be able to use something that's not Google Docs for your other purposes.) There's not really such a thing as a standalone spell-checker, but whatever works in whatever you type in is useful. ("Also I do have to Wiki Spelling and Grammar built in" ...there's errors in that very statement, typos and/or thinkos, of one or other variety, and which errors there are dictates which very different advice I would then suggest. But it's something you may have to work out yourself. I could perhaps work things out with you properly if we sat down together at your machine, but it's not really something that two random people can sort out purely by passing text messages around, who probably aren't even on the same continent.)
There are a number of reasons why you might not be good with spelling: dyslexia, though not the worst case I've seen; insufficient (home-?)schooling, not your fault and you can remedy that with practice; just not paying attention during (home-?)school, partly your fault, but a good teacher might have helped greatly; English As A Second Language, generally you'd trip up in different ways, in my experience; not really caring, but then you seem like you care in these missives; You're an American, well, no, not seriously, but even Randall can't spell the likes of "colour", "analyse" and "aluminium" correctly. ;p
That doesn't matter, though. Just try to use the tools you have at hand and that work for you. Everyone trips up, and different situations are differently forgiving to such various potential trips. Here, community concensus will (generally) put things right (well, "US English" 'right'!), and there's also nothing to stop you becoming an international best-selling author (your various locality-based copy-editors will likely help transform your works for the various different areas), so long as you have good enough ideas behind your enthusiasm for such things to make it all worthwhile. And I've no real complaints in that department. (As if such a random comment by a random commentator such as me is worth anything. But we've hit the practical limits of direct good advice I might have) on the original matter, so forgive the presumption.) All the best, then... 11:01, 22 May 2024 (UTC) PS, one undeliberate typo was made in the above. If you spot it, then "I know", but absolute perfection is unatainable and (after all the others I corected, already) I'm happy to leave it as a personal lesson in humility. And if you spot more than one, then... well, feel free to be smug about spotting them. ;)
Thank you for taking the time to try and help me with this. I'm not sure how to respond to most of it, so thank you for the clarifications.
"There are a number of reasons why you might not be good with spelling" Honestly, its just cause theres 170,000 words in the English language and I can't keep track of them all (especially since they follow no rules what so ever eg. Bomb Tomb Comb).
Also for the record of anyone else, I'm a "gosh darned God blessed soil born 'marican". ;)

Also are you the same person as before (I can't tell with the IP)? Thank you again :) Apollo11 (talk) 20:02, 22 May 2024 (UTC)


Hey, I would recommend to have your user box on top of the page or to the side, as that’s standard procedure for most, and it would be seen more by people if you move it. You don’t have to if you don’t want to, of course. (talk) 16:26, 30 May 2024 (UTC)

I just moved it up to after my intro paragraph, (I don't like how it looks with it right above that paragraph) Apollo11 (talk) 16:33, 30 May 2024 (UTC)
ravenclaw colors are blue and SILVER NOT BRONZE I WILL FIGHT YOU ⚔️🔥 (talk) 16:44, 30 May 2024 (UTC)
NOOOOOOO, the movies butchered the colors in the books their blue and BRONZE. I WILL WIN THIS FIGHT Apollo11 (talk) 16:51, 30 May 2024 (UTC)
NO SILVER LOOKS BETTER WITH BLUE (talk) 16:53, 30 May 2024 (UTC)
I'm a slytherclaw its fine (talk) 16:55, 30 May 2024 (UTC)
I'm a RAVENclaw so it’s not fine! Also apostrafies, I may suck at spelling, but grammar!!!! Apollo11 (talk) 17:08, 30 May 2024 (UTC)
look I’m rushing to type these alright Im still in school rn (talk) 17:18, 30 May 2024 (UTC)
ok fine I suppose it's fine then. But Bronze is still far superior Apollo11 (talk) 21:03, 30 May 2024 (UTC)
FINALLY HGD (human growth & development (sex ed))IS OVER-THE MOST BORING CLASS IN THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGY HAS BEEN COMPLETELY TAUGHT! (I learned everything when I was like 9 or 10 when I read a scientific encyclopaedia for fun during the lockdown.) (talk) 02:33, 1 June 2024 (UTC)
This is one of those 'things that make you feel old' statements.
Not going to say that you're wrong, but I remember the thing that was 'sex ed' in the '70s. That was just an awkward "ok, everyone's not doing the <insert 'unimportant' class schedule slot here caused least disruption> today, all the boys will go with Mr Smith to <Room A>, all the girls will go with Mrs Smith to <Room B>", whereupon we boys learnt... probably far less than we had from 'hedgerow porn stashes' and any personal extrapolation/playground rumour we might have experienced. I presume the girls were taught a bit more (than their mothers maybe hadn't already told them) about their own bodies, but generally discouraged from getting anywhere near ours.
The 'boring biological' lessons in the actual cellular-level biology must have been done after I had already chosen to go off into the physics/chemistry scientific slant and dropped the (up to that point) lessons that either dealt with the rather wider study of respiration/transpiration/etc or had gone in what types of cell-wall various branches of the Tree Of Life possessed.
I probably got more of a technical introduction from the "How your body works"-style book (a pair of pages covering that in a 'family friendly' way, in amongst other sections for how the blood carries oxygen, the digestive/renal system, etc), but went above my head at the time.
Then, much later, due to my later scheduling needs in Further Education I was putin a "chemistry (for biologists)" class rather than the "chemistry (for physicists)" one. That got me an unexpected insight in the whole DNA, subcellular and cell-level parts of the biochemical process. But, by then, I was well into teenage years (for better or worse).
Interesting to see that you essentially went down the age-old "learnt it from a medical encyclopaedia" route, with a physical book, though. These days, one sort of assumes that everything (both properly educational/useful and "Not Safe For School"/possibly misinforming) gets discovered online. That option wasn't available to me (until university, by which point that focus of education wasn't as relevent as hoovering up all kinds of other knowledge/'knowledge', and this was pre-web/long-pre-Google-and-Wikipedia so what you could find over the internet was perhaps technically broad but practically limited).
So... anyway... at least you now know. Though don't imagine that you know everything, yet. Possibly, even, your class was deliberately bowdlerised into utter boredome to satisfy some (misplaced?) adult sensibilities. Storing up problems in your (or at least some of your classmates') near future. But possibly it was just too comprehensive and dry, instead... I really should not presume either way.
But you being 9/10 during lockdown definitely makes me feel old. (Or, to put it another way, you're young. Enjoy being young! There's probably plenty of further 'boring' stuff in your future adult life, as well as things that your further-future adult self might look back upon as having been too exciting. But we don't have rewind buttons or handy savegames to reload (though we do often spend too much time rewinding or savegaming things that aren't life itself, potentially wasting the time in hindsight...) so you just have to take these things as they come. Including this particularly boring class, just hoping that it wasn't a total mistake by those who taught it that way. :p
Welcome to (the start of) the rest of your life, though. Little things are sent to try us, and maybe this was one of them. Or maybe not. Time will tell. 10:51, 1 June 2024 (UTC)
"whereupon we boys learnt... probably far less than we had from 'hedgerow porn stashes' and any personal extrapolation/playground rumour we might have experienced. I presume the girls were taught a bit more (than their mothers maybe hadn't already told them) about their own bodies, but generally discouraged from getting anywhere near ours." This part made me laugh. This is also why I'm very glad to be homeschooled (I was pulled out after middle school during the pandemic, so I got a little tast of sex ed class, it very much did suck) Luckly my sex-ed class only persisted of my mother telling me not to "do anything I'll regret"
The fact that the pandemic was around half a decade ago is very crazy, especally the fact that now NOBODY CARES at all. At the time it seemed like the only future available was one that was filled with either masks or vaccinated cards, now I don't carry either and I haven't seen one in a couple years which is very welcome in my opinion.
Also I don't know about how it was in the seventies but now a days, the boys and girls are together (at least in my old middle school) so it was even more akward.
My final question is, how did we get here for moving my user box to the top of the screen?? ;) Apollo11 (talk) 17:10, 2 June 2024 (UTC)
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