User talk:Kaelkitty

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Kaelkitty!
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This is me![edit]

Well, after much thinking about it I have landed. I am a 51 year old, more or less housebound, amateur taxonomist with 40 years history of specialist interest in Cacti and Succulents. I know very little about how to use Wikimedia, but a LOT about the plants I specialise in. I do have photos that I would like to contribute but first I will try to provide names for any plants that are currently unidentified and which I recognise.

If anyone has any Cacti or Succulent plant photos they would like to draw my attention to I will be happy to try to help.

IMPORTANT ADDITION: I have Asperger's Syndrome and do not generalise from description in quite the same way as most people seem to do - I usually need to be told the generalising rule explicitly! As an example of this, when I was in primary school I had endless difficulty in memorising the times tables. It wasn't until I was about 10 years old when a teacher exploded at me and said "I don't know why you have so much trouble with this; multiplication is only repeated addition anyway!" that I realised I could get from (say) 7*6=42 to 8*6=48 by adding 6 to 42! Up until that time I was trying (and failing) to memorise each of the 144 sums in the table as a completely unrelated fact. (Imagine trying to remember a table containing 144 words randomly arranged and related only by a broad theme (say Colour) (e.g. Orange Chartreuse Lavender Crimson Black Carnelian Pearl Blue ... etc) that is what it was like for me.

Therefore, if I am asking for help at any time, please differentiate clearly between "This is the general rule for.." and "This is an example of.." I might get it just from the context, but then again, I might not!

Ciao, Kaelkitty.

Village Pump post[edit]

Hi Kael, I saw your question on the Village Pump, but wanted to clarify what you were asking about. You want to make a subcategory called "Hybrid Echeveria", and place it in category "Echeveria"? That is a possibility, but because a hybrid necessarily involves two species of plants, a Hybrid Whatever category would have to be created for that other species as well, with subcategories placed within them. If that is the route you are looking for, and don't mind the slightly extra work, then that would be fine. Let me know if I'm on the right track, and give me an example image with both species names, and I'll set up an example category tree to show you how it works. Cheers, and thanks for volunteering your time with us! Huntster (t @ c) 02:34, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Also, remember when you use the {{rename}} template to make sure it is wrapped with two brackets ({{ }}) on each side, or the code won't work. Thanks! Huntster (t @ c) 03:04, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Takes the Australian War Memorial[edit]

Hi. You're invited to Wikipedia Takes the Australian War Memorial on 25 August at the Australian War Memorial. --LauraHale (talk) 00:25, 30 July 2012 (UTC)