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Welcome to Wikicars!

Hi there, Vegavairbob, and welcome to Wikicars! I'm a regular moderator and contributor here, and when I notice on the recent changes log that a new editor has registered, I like to send them a welcome message - that's how I ended up on your talk page.

There are a few useful links that you might want to look at, designed to help newcomers to Wikicars learn the ropes:

Here are a few templates on Wikicars that I find particularly helpful when I start a new page:

Here are a few features of Wikicars that I find particularly helpful:

  • If you leave a message on a talk page, you can sign it with four tildes (~), which will automatically produce your name and a date stamp when you save the page.
  • The "Show preview" button allows you to look at what your post will look like before you save it - that way, you can proofread what you've written and not have to back and correct spelling mistakes, failed links, etc.
  • You can create a watchlist for yourself that will keep a record of any changes made to a page that interests you.

There are plenty of other features and facets of Wikicars, many of which I probably haven't even discovered myself, so have fun looking around and finding them.

If you need help, ask me on my talk page.

Again, welcome and thanks for adding to our community!

p.s. If you wish to create a new page for a model of car or a car company, please type either of these down {{subst:model}} or {{subst:make}}. There are also various templates for different types of vehicles, such as {{subst:Concept Model}} for concept cars; {{subst:Racing Model}} for general racing vehicles and {{subst:Formula One Car}} for Formula One vehicles. Note that these codes are all case sensitive. I would advice you to first check out a number of our featured pages to get a feel and idea of the overall product we aim for. This is necessary for the sake of professionalism.

Also, please categorize images when you upload them. For instance, you upload an image of a Porsche 911 or anything related, for that matter with Porsche, on the "Summary" box located in the upload page itself, type [[Category:Porsche images]] and so on. All images must be categorized according to their respective marques.

If you have any further questions, simply contact me or any other one of the admins.

- Red marquis 03:50, 9 April 2009 (PDT)

Chevrolet Vega

How many generations of the Vega were built? Did they just make one?

I guess that makes some sense. lol.

Red marquis 04:12, 12 July 2009 (PDT)

Hello- One generation through 1977. I downloaded two images. Having trouble inserting into article. comes up thumb error in the box. ThanksVegavairbob 06:51, 13 July 2009 (PDT)
Yeah, I feel your pain with the images. Unfortunately, Wikicars' parent company, Internet Brands refuses to do anything to remedy the problem.

- Red marquis 06:55, 13 July 2009 (PDT)

Chevrolet Vega

I really like what you've done with the page. In fact I'm thinking of featuring it on the front page.

Is it finished? I mean, do you find it complete enough of an article?. I'm asking you because it's become a bit your baby and I don't want to highlight it if you think it is not yet ready. I'll wait for your word.

Red marquis 08:24, 22 October 2009 (PDT)

Thanks, I'm also working on the C3 generation Corvette (section) I'd like to add some images to the Vega article and Corvette section. I've tried.. keeps coming up error. Please help with procedure. The main red Vega photo I downloaded with no problem but thumbs won't post to article. Also, Is there a way to retreive the images I downloaded that won't post? Need to complete some of the sections. About a week should do it. Thanks. Vegavairbob.

I've already done it and have also featured the Corvette review page as the featured review. About retrieving images, have you tried using the "Recent Changes" page? It's on the left hand side of the screen, under the Wikicars logo. It basically logs down every and any changes/edits/uploads/movements undertaken on the site. Hope that helps.

Red marquis 04:11, 5 November 2009 (PST)

Chevrolet Vega Photos

Vegavair, please don't remove the image I've included in the "Photos" section. I'm trying to help flesh out the article with images.

Red marquis 10:29, 22 October 2009 (PDT)


Sorry, Flesh out? What's that mean? To fix it so images can be downloaded?

To give readers more to see than just an endless ocean of text. It will also help give them more ideas about the car in question. What's wrong with the image I've put up anyway?

Red marquis 10:46, 22 October 2009 (PDT)

I think you misunderstood my question. (I posted 40 images to the Vega article I wrote for Wikapedia. worked on it for four months) I didn't realize you posted an image as it isn't showing, I mentioned that I've had a problem with images. They come up in error. I thought it was one that I tried to include. I asked for the procedure again today. Vegavairbob

As I see, so far, there is no remedy to the problem and, like I said, Wikicars' parent company Internet Brands refuses to do anything about it. However, I have found found a way to circumvent the problem. The trick is to simply presize the image to the desired pixel size before uploading them. The root of the problem, so far as I've been able to infer is the thumbnailing code itself. So far as the images in the gallery, there's no way to make the images appear. However, the images placed within the articles themselves will show up if you follow my technique. Don't include the "thumb" code within the code itself anymore. To give it a box that you can write text underneath, simply type "frame" in place of code. Here's an example which can be found at the top of the BMW Z4 page:
The 2010 BMW Z4





Notice the code I wrote for it, the word "thumb" isn't include. Instead it says "frame" and the pixel size has also been omitted because the image has already been presized outside of the website:

[[Image:2010 z4 hi 24450.jpg|right|frame|'''The 2010 [[BMW]] Z4''']]

-Red marquis 19:23, 22 October 2009 (PDT)

Image

Please categorize images when you upload them. A simple way to do that is to type in [[Category:Chevrolet images]] in the summary field before uploading.

Thank you --Silver Knight 21:27, 22 December 2010 (PST)

Chevy Vega

I've been looking through your pet article and all I've got to say is wow! We really weren't mistaken for featuring it for so long (a year, I believe) the amount of information in it is just staggering. Wow. -Red marquis 22:05, 22 December 2010 (PST)

Planning on doing other Chevys - Corvette (seperate gen.) articles, Nova, Chevelle, Impala, Bel Air, etc. -Vegavairbob
Can't wait. -Red marquis 22:41, 22 December 2010 (PST)

The Great Wikicars Migration

Dear user, I am writing this note to inform you that over the course of the next few days Wikicars will be migrating to a new home on Shoutwiki. Since we have been left for dead by parent site Internet Brands, Wikicars will be merging with Shoutwiki Autopedia. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to preserve all existing articles in our move including talk pages and edit history so your articles of interest will remain intact. All we humbly ask for is your patience and understanding. Thank you.

If you have further questions, ask me on my talk page or contact User:Red marquis

- Silver Knight 20:57, 23 December 2010 (PST)

The Great Wikicars Migration

Dear user, I am writing this note to inform you that over the course of the next few days Wikicars will be migrating to a new home on Shoutwiki. Since we have been left for dead by parent site Internet Brands, Wikicars will be merging with Shoutwiki Autopedia. Rest assured we will do everything in our power to preserve all existing articles in our move including talk pages and edit history so your articles of interest will remain intact. All we humbly ask for is your patience and understanding. Thank you.

If you have further questions, ask me on my talk page or User:Silver Knight. If you are interested in moving along with us, please create a new account at the new venue.

- Red marquis 12:41, 24 December 2010 (PST)

Chevrolet Vega deleted

Don't be alarmed by it. I've completely moved the article to its new home at Autopedia. Please create an account over there and abandon this one. We're doing the same to the entire Wikicars site. -Red marquis 16:35, 27 December 2010 (PST)