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User:Donner60/Wikipedia article links A few references, links and odds and ends.
User:Donner60/ACW References American Civil War sources from internet (form of references)
User:Donner60/AmericanRevolutionBibliography Moved, renamed User:Donner60/Wikipedia style templates.
User:Donner60/Colonial era bibliography. Moved, renamed User:Donner60/Draft of article
User:Donner60/Draft of part of Union brevet generals list Moved, renamed User:Donner60/EditCounterOptIn (was a failed effort to opt in to edit counter; subsequently moved substantive Union general section of brevet Union general list from here to offline for editing and reducing; some key information can be found in Union generals list in main article space).
User:Donner60/Krinkle/RTRC - may not be working
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Improve Appomattox Campaign article and articles on individual battles of that campaign; four are already satisfactorily covered (as far as I am concerned) although two of those need editing.
Add biographies of notable Civil War officers or other notable persons of that era or railroads existing at that time about whom or which there are no articles.
Improve or expand articles on Civil War battles or biographies which are stubs or need additions or citations.
Add articles on notable smaller battles or engagements of the American Civil War, with concentration on 1864 and 1865 during 2014 and 2015.
American Civil War: Improve West Virginia campaign and individual battles, except Philippi which is already adequately covered.
American Revolution: Improve or expand articles on battles or biographies which are stubs (few) or need additions or citations.
Add or improve or expand biographies for Burgesses of Virginia House of Burgesses.
Occasional DYK reviews and submissions; AfDs; CSDs and a few hours per week of recent changes (anti-vandalism) patrol, including any needed reports to AIV.
|My DYK Articles|
RE:Did you know nominations/James Cameron (Union colonel)
I also forgot to notify you about my reply here, but that was only because I gave it a green light for the first time. Truly the best referenced DYK I've seen so far. Lajbi Holla @ me • CP 09:28, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Did not copy in correctly on talk page so template is from article page.
August 1, 2013 DYK... that in June 1863, at the Battle of Fairfax Court House (courthouse pictured), 87 men of the Union Army charged a division of at least 2,000 Confederate soldiers? 7,291 page views on August 1, 2013. Lead hook.
October 1, 2012 DYK ... that Jeptha Vining Harris, a Mississippi militia general during the American Civil War, was the son of Jeptha Vining Harris, a Georgia militia general during the War of 1812? 989 page views October 1.
September 12, 2012 DYK ... ... that Colonel Joseph H. Tucker, twice commander of the Camp Douglas (Chicago) prison camp during the American Civil War, was never mustered into the Union Army? 1503 page views September 12, 186 page views September 13.
August 18, 2012 DYK ... that the 48th Georgia Infantry Regiment of Confederate Lt. Colonel Reuben Walker Carswell was in a brigade commanded by Carswell's mentor as a lawyer, Brigadier General Ambrose R. Wright? 569 page views.
August 15, 2012 DYK ... that Virginia militia (Confederate) brigadier general Gilbert S. Meem moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1892 and was appointed postmaster by U.S. President Grover Cleveland? 1,033 page views on August 15, 2012. Overlap to August 16: 12.
August 11, 2012 DYK ... that Confederate Colonel Robert Johnson Henderson's division commander persuaded Henderson to sign his parole at the end of the American Civil War as a brigadier general? 1,489 page views, August 11, 2012.
August 5, 2012 DYK... that a brigadier general commission for Confederate Colonel Francis Marion Walker arrived at his headquarters the day after he was killed at the Battle of Atlanta in the American Civil War? 1,251 page views, August 5, 2012.
August 4, 2012 DYK... that Union Colonel James Cameron, killed at the American Civil War First Battle of Bull Run, was a brother of U.S. Secretary of War Simon Cameron? 1,088 page views, August 4, 2012.
July 23, 2012 DYK ... that on January 15, 1861, Florida militia colonel William Henry Chase demanded the surrender of Fort Pickens at Pensacola, Florida, which he had designed and constructed as a U.S. Army captain? 2,142 page views, July 23, 2012.
July 20, 2012 DYK ... that Confederate General John Bell Hood appointed Colonel Moses Wright Hannon an acting brigadier general after Hannon's men seized more than 1,000 cattle from the Union Army? 1,477 page views, July 20, 2012.
July 12, 2012 DYK ... that Confederate Army Colonel Levin Major Lewis was hit by a spent musket ball that stuck in his forehead at the Battle of Lone Jack in Missouri during the American Civil War? 6,369 page views, July 12, 2012. 7,191 page views July 12 and 13, 2012.
December 28, 2011 DYK ... that Alabama's first superintendent of public education, Confederate brigadier general and college professor William F. Perry, had little or no formal education? 2,430 page views, December 28 and 29, 2011.
December 5, 2011 DYK ... that Confederate brigadier general Alfred E. Jackson was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson because of his kindness toward Johnson's family during the Civil War?" 7,600 page views, December 5 and 6, 2011. 8,401 page views between November 18, 2011 and December 29, 2011.
|AfDs I have reviewed|
Individual AfD's for Donner60 as of March 15, 2014: 25, 20 votes matched result, 1 vote did not match result, 1 vote result had no consensus, 3 pending.
Page Date Vote Result
|Speedy Deletion nominations|
Speedy deletion nominations and results.
The Battle of Allentown nominated simultaneously by Mediran and Donner60. Deleted.
|My On this day Article|
A June 17 anniversary from one of the new articles that I created appeared on the On this day section of the Main Page on June 17, 2012:
|My Barnstars, Compliments|
I thank User:Bullmoosebell, a brave defender of our nation and our liberties and energetic Wikipedia contributor for the following barnstars. His contributions to our country far outweigh my meager contribution to Wikipedia. I express here my admiration for him and his work and display these awards with pride because he bestowed them. Copied from my talk page.
Quite an honor from Gerda Arendt, a truly awesome Wikipedian:
Thanks for being a vandal fighter. --I dream of horses @ 22:42, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks to Amit for this one:
A barnstar for you!
A barnstar for you!
|Reports to AIV and Dispositions; Current vandalism meter|
The counter in Snottywong's tools shows I have 56 edits to AIV as of October 8, 2013. The first was 03:13, 18 October 2012. The most recent as of October 8, 2013 was 03:46, 4 October 2013. I went through the contributions and found 46 reports and some other edits because of format mistakes or to add further information about a reported vandalism. My user box shows 46+ reports as of today, which was an error of 1 if the + sign is taken into account. I suppose I either need to copy the user box template and remove the + or keep the number of reports in the user box at 1 fewer than the number of reports actually made to AIV to account for the + sign. Donner60 (talk) 06:13, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
As of February 24, 2014, I have made distinct reports on 73 different vandals to AIV. Of those, 70 resulted in blocks, 2 were deleted by non-administrators (one on January 1, 2013); 1 no action because warnings out of order, no vandalism after final warning. Following are the exact dispositions of the reports.
Results of Donner60 Reports to AIV to February 24, 2014
126.96.36.199 blocked 31 hours by Jayron32 18 October 2012
|One-minute mistaken block|
I have no blocks except for the one-minute block by mistake described in the following talk page item. I certainly plan to keep it that way but I suppose I could make a bad inadvertent mistake some day. As long as this is the only instance in which it appears that I had a block, and despite the triviality of this, I thought I would note my clean record to date by keeping the following discussion about the mistaken block available here since I will eventually archive it from the talk page. Donner60 (talk) 03:09, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
I ran an admin score on snottywong's tools today just to see what would come up. The bot cannot take into account that a block was a mistake or the fact that it lasted for one minute means it must have been a mistake. The score was reduced from 513 to 399 as a result of the block. 500 is a sort of minimum acceptable score although the bot page cautions that the score can not (or does not) take into account certain favorable or unfavorable matters which might change the outcome. Donner60 (talk) 07:24, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
I have seen many user pages with quotations. So I thought I would add a few. With any luck (1) I won't put in too many and (2) the quotes will be of interest to anyone who might look at them - few persons as I would expect that to be.
"The notions that participants often failed to record their true opinions and that we, at a distance of more than a century and a third, can detect what they really thought strike me as highly problematical. Northerners and Confederates simply perceived some events differently and responded accordingly." Gary W. Gallagher, Lee & His Army in Confederate History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-8078-5769-4. p. xi.
"Statistics can never measure the true loss in any war, but casualty totals include life and death figures and must be considered. Used in perspective they can give added meaning to any conflict. In the Civil War exact totals in most categories are impossible to ascertain and there has been much argument and controversy involving them. Herein we have used all major studies of numbers and losses and in many cases have had to draw our own conclusions. But in broad terms the figures can be said to be within reasonable range of the truth. Exact counting was difficult then; it is, to understate the matter, impossible today." Long, E. B. The Civil War Day by Day: An Almanac, 1861–1865. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971. OCLC 68283123. pp.709-710.
"The nations were caught in a trap, a trap made during the first thirty days out of battles that failed to be decisive, a trap from which there was, and has been, no exit." Barbara Tuchman, The Guns of August, New York: Macmillan, 1962. OCLC 192333. p. 524.
"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun, 1951, Act 1, sc. 3.
"It is not what we don't know that troubles us, it is what we know but isn't so." - Mark Twain
"At the end of the day, we're not an education resource. We're an entertainment brand." Nancy Dubuc, CEO, A+E Networks, speaking about subsidiary: The History Channel. From: Felix Gilette, "The Duck Whisperer," Bloomberg Businessweek, June 24-June 30, 2013. p. 72.
"In poetry, as in painting and sculpture, it is necessary that the imitator should be well acquainted with that which he undertakes to imitate, and expert in the mechanical part of his art. Genius will not furnish him with a vocabulary: it will not teach him what word most exactly corresponds to his idea, and will most fully convey it to others: it will not make him a great descriptive poet, till he has looked with attention on the face of nature; or a great dramatist, till he has felt and witnessed much of the influence of the passions. Information and experience are, therefore, necessary; not for the purpose of strengthening the imagination, which is never so strong as in people incapable of reasoning — savages, children, madmen, and dreamers; but for the purpose of enabling the artist to communicate his conceptions to others." Thomas Babington Macaulay, "Dryden" Edinburgh Review 47 (January 1828) 1-36.
"Out, damned spot; out, I say." Macbeth, Act V, Scene 1.
"Articles don't need to be "fully" referenced. Not every sentence needs sourcing." Dr. ☠ Blofeld 19:25, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
"A lunatic is easily recognized. He is a moron who doesn’t know the ropes. The moron proves his thesis; he has logic, however twisted it may be. The lunatic on the other hand, doesn’t concern himself at all with logic; he works by short circuits. For him, everything proves everything else. The lunatic is all idée fixe, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars...There are lunatics who don’t bring up the Templars, but those who do are the most insidious. At first they seem normal, then all of a sudden..." Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. ISBN 978-0-15-132765-2.