Talk:Herbert Hoover

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Image Cleanup per MOS:IMAGES[edit]

I have removed the following image to reduce overcrowding per MOS:IMAGES:

File:Jesse Hoover blacksmith shop.jpg|right|thumb|Reconstructed Jesse Hoover's blacksmith shop in West Branch, Iowa

I have removed the image of Hoover's memorial postage. Consensus has been reached in other U.S. Presidents' articles that this information lacks sufficient significance per MOS - see articles/talk p. on Kennedy, Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Roosevelt for consensus. A link is provided to provide the reader with adequate referral to the postage information.

I have substituted another image of Lou Henry and could not find a spot for her White House Photo following. File:L_Hoover_WH_Portrait.jpg|thumb|right|150px|Lou Henry Hoover Hoppyh (talk) 00:30, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Separation from Stanford sweetheart, Lou Henry[edit]

The text (in "Australia") says, "contemplating a separation from", which has nearly an opposite meaning from the probable intent, "contemplating the separation from", given the next sentence which states that Hoover proposed via telegram to the lady in question.

(I would simply edit this directly if the issue were 100% clear, but it seems more subtle than a mere typo.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Koan911 (talkcontribs) 02:07, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Article needs basic composition work[edit]

It's not bad...and there is a ton of great referenced info. But also, several places where the chronological structure is messed up (without need) or where topic sentences could make the flow more understandable. Also a few mega paragraphs that need breaking. The layout of images could use work as well.TCO (talk) 18:41, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

P.s. who owns this article?

P.S. No one. See WP:OWN. - Denimadept (talk) 15:14, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Can someone proof read the section Later Years and death. This needs a major rewrite. It makes no sense. A statement made in one sentence is negated 2 sentences later. I tried cleaning it up but could not follow what was trying to be conveyed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.18.173.101 (talk) 21:41, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

removed picture[edit]

Dear Sir or Madam,

iam a family relative of Herbert Hoover, i removed the picture showing children suffering from starvation. It is not neccessary showing two living children in such a position as it is shown in that article. It is disrespectful for any family relatives of those as well as not adequate for a Wikipedia article to which also children have access too. That starvation is far away from being shown anyway in an acceptable form can be expected but before any of such pictures are taken for this purpose is it better to refrain from using them entirely. Thank you for the occupation of your time. yours sincerely. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.23.103.21 (talk) 13:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

I agree that the picture is unnecessary, but I'm not reverting you only because of that, not because of your other reasons. No one owns articles on Wikipedia. See WP:OWN for details. Therefore, you are not addressing a single individual, but a group of them, who work on this article. I don't think others will revert you either, but I could be wrong. Your purported ancestry doesn't enter into it. - Denimadept (talk) 15:10, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

In office until... 2013?[edit]

This article says that Hoover was in office until 2013, fifty years after his death. I'm not an expert in American History, but I think that is a biiig error. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.122.13.174 (talk) 19:08, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for catching that. The vandal has been reverted. - Denimadept (talk) 07:40, 19 February 2014 (UTC)