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Political party strength in Minnesota[edit]

Hi, Appraiser. Your wikilinking on this article will be helpful as I or other contributors expand the lists of historical officholders in the state. Would you, though, happen to know or know where to find the historical party composition numbers for the state legislature? I haven't had much luck. Thanks for your help!

It would take some work, but the information is here: [[1]]. --Appraiser (talk) 19:39, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

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35,600 edits on 22,000 pages!! How do you have time to be a father with all you do? Very impressive. You are an inspiration to us Wikinubies. MikeWeiner476 (talk) 16:15, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

WP is now my main hobby and sometimes vocation. The number of edits is high because so many of them are trivial and repetitive. Like today, I'm adding Category:Railroad-related Registered Historic Places to articles, which goes pretty quick. Happy editing!--Appraiser (talk) 16:23, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Meridian (Amtrak station)‎[edit]

I noticed you added Category:Railroad-related Registered Historic Places to this article. Is it an NRHP? It doesn't show up in the List of Registered Historic Places in Mississippi.... or did you add it because it's in Union Station Historic District? Like as a contributing property.. --Dudemanfellabra (talk) 02:21, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Yeah. It's just a contributing property.--Appraiser (talk) 02:26, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

NRHP Photos[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I got out today, the first day I've had time and taken some photos and will hopefully be able to do more tomorrow. Will upload ASAP. Calebrw (talk) 01:12, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Great! Thanks.--Appraiser (talk) 05:20, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Calebrw (talk) 15:06, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Nice!--Appraiser (talk) 15:47, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Do you know when they will be added? — Calebrw (talk) 18:19, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you meant by "added." I just started a new list using them at List of Registered Historic Places in Rice County, Minnesota. Feel free to work on it or to create articles where there are red links.--Appraiser (talk) 20:23, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

(unindent) I have a number of pictures from Faribault and some from Northfield from last November. I never got around to uploading all of them, though. I'll see if I can finish uploading those photos, but at the moment I'm also pretty busy working on an entry for the Masquerade at this year's CONvergence (convention). --Elkman (Elkspeak) 20:31, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

List of octagon houses[edit]

Yay! the DYK finally went through, and the DYK hook, with no picture though, is on the Wikipedia main page right now. Tho it is the middle of the night in the U.S. The DYK administrator saw fit to directly award the DYK plaque to Lvklock, not to Clariosophic or to me, oh well. But, indirectly then, passing the award on...

Updated DYK query On 22 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article List of octagon houses, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

The hook that appears now is, Did You Know:

Thanks Appraiser for helping out with good quality edits. I liked your late add of a good statement and good reference to Robert V. Kline's site and the other site, i think, in the article, and appreciate your thoughtful comments in the Talk page. It was fun getting the list out, at least! doncram (talk) 08:16, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Homework and Aerial Lift Bridge[edit]

Your need to do homework on the Aerial Lift Bridge doesn't imply an obligation of Wikipedia editors to provide the content you want. They would need sources, and possibly the same sources you would otherwise use in your assignment. In fact, why don't you combine doing your school work with improving the article yourself? SlowJog (talk) 18:37, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

SlowJog, I think you're replying to a comment that Appraiser moved from the article to the talk page nearly six months ago. In fact, that request was posted by an anonymous IP address. I'm having a little bit of trouble trying to figure out exactly what the user was asking for. (How far drivers are hauled? "Nowhere" would be the answer, because they get all the cars off the bridge before they raise it for ships.) --Elkman (Elkspeak) 20:32, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
You are right. I failed to carefully read the note and signature information. (And to think, I teased the poster about poor proofreading.) Maybe the original poster wanted to know how far away from the bridge the drivers had to stop. SlowJog (talk) 13:43, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Location maps for smaller civil sub-divisions[edit]

Is there a method/process for creating location maps for smaller civil sub-divisions within a state (city/county/town/township/village...)? I understand the (sub-)templates, editing the corners/edges, but would like to see a "cookbook" recipe for creating the graphic background. LeheckaG (talk) 10:55, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

I have created county maps such as Image:ScottCounty.png, Image:Ramsey.png, Image:Hennepin.png, and Image:Dakotacounty2.png. I first go to [2], then click on MAPS, Reference Maps, enter the state, click GO. Click on Boundaries and Features. Uncheck everything except 2006 county boundary. Zoom into the area of interest. Then "printscreen" to the copy buffer. Then I open my copy of CorelDraw (other drawing programs would work too). "Paste" to new image. Recolor and annotate as desired.--Appraiser (talk) 12:09, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Bloomington, IL, tower[edit]

Bloomington tower

Is this your photo? Is this the tall tower that's in the downtown area? Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 08:47, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes and yes. It's right downtown in Bloomington, Illinois. I don't know which media use it - probably several stations. Do you know anything about it?--Appraiser (talk) 11:56, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
As far as I know, it's used for cellphones, or at least that was its original purpose when it was built maybe 15 years go. WJBC, for example, has their tower out in the southwest of the town somewhere. I don't think any radio stations broadcast from downtown. But my info could be out of date. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 11:59, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
Also, I posed the original question the way I did, wondering if you would answer it with a quote from Chico Marx in Horse Feathers. Groucho (referring to a pinup that Harpo had hung on the classroom wall): "Is this your picture?" Chico: "I don't think so. It doesn't look like me!" Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 12:03, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
lol. The white vertical bars are cell transponders. I believe the circular antennas at the top are for TV though. I'm actually talking out my derriere - I have no idea. It's a cool-looking tower though.--Appraiser (talk) 12:09, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
That it is. The funny thing is, they built it at the lowest point in the downtown, hence they had to make it all the higher. But building it on the hill occupied by courthouse square wasn't really an option. And I'm trying to figure out which cell company first put it up, which is somewhat red-faced as I actually once had a cellphone with them, not that it matters since they've probably changed hands about 20 times in the interim. It's not likely for TV, since Bloomington doesn't really have any local TV stations, they're pretty much all out of Peoria. I'll see what I can find. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 12:14, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
It's a company called TeleCourier, apparently a local company as I'm not finding it in wikipedia itself. [3] Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 12:22, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Better late that never? This tower is antenna structure registration (ASR) #1008865, file number A0010548, built in 1989, and owned by TeleCourier Communications, whose offices are right under the tower. More pretty pictures at photos.htm. It's at 40°28′59″N 88°59′43″W / 40.48306°N 88.99528°W / 40.48306; -88.99528; base is 240.4 meters (789 ft) AMSL; top is 367.8 meters (1,207 ft) AMSL, making it 127.4 meters (418 ft) tall. Broadcast-related stuff on this tower:

  • Around 119m up: analog TV 51 W51CT Bloomington (FacID 1007) at 6600-7800 watts when it's turned on; officially a translator for 33 KTBN-TV Santa Ana, California, but pretty closely related to 35 WWTO-TV LaSalle. TBN shut off most of their Illinois translator stations (including W51CT) around April 2010, but WWTO-TV (LaSalle's only full-power allocation) flipped to digital and is still performing Trinity's "mission".
  • Around 96m up: FM 100.1 W261BK Bloomington (FacID 9897) at 19 watts, a translator for 88.5 WBNH Pekin, a Moody network station.
  • Around 61m up: 945.500 MHz WQDL330, a studio-transmitter link for 100.7 WVMG Normal, shooting the audio over to the WBBE/WVMG broadcast tower at the south edge of Bloomington.

Cell and pager:

  • Around 122m HAAT: WQCE738, pager service from Supreme Radio in the 474 MHz range
  • Around 122m HAAT: KSA746, pager service from TeleCourier on 152.520 MHz
  • Around 90–100m HAAT: a bunch of cellular for Nextel
  • Probably around 91m HAAT: KRM966, pager service from Metamora Telephone Company (in other words, MTCO/Illinois Valley Cellular) on 158.700 MHz

Also all this:

  • Around 122–126m HAAT: multiple business radio services (for 32km around the tower) in the 452–468 MHz range, provided by Supreme Radio in Peoria Heights, who also manages a bunch of the public safety stuff on this tower
  • Around 122m HAAT: WNXX459, business radio (80km around the tower) in the 460–464 MHz range by Supreme Radio
  • Around 114m HAAT: WPIV287, McLean County E911 base in the 154 MHz band, along with about 4 other locations
  • Around 111m HAAT: KNNK867, McLean County public safety trunk for various departments in 806-817/851-862 MHz band, along with 5 other locations
  • Around 111m HAAT: WPIX238, Bloomington police base in the 806-821/851-866 MHz band
  • Around 111m HAAT: WNJF516, Dale Township (Shirley, Illinois) fire department frequencies in the 154, 159, and 453 MHz ranges
  • Around 94m HAAT: WQAI285, Bro-Menn public safety pager service in the 152 MHz band
  • Around 76–94m HAAT: WPSM245, a multi-use business by Supreme Radio in the 452–468 MHz range

--Closeapple (talk) 06:53, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Fourth of July, or bust, Thanks![edit]

NHLsByFourthOfJulyOrBustBARNSTAR.JPG The Fourth of July, or bust, Barnstar
I award you this Barnstar for your solid, witty, creative, supportive, learned, timely, cheerful, eloquent, and/or otherwise generally great contributions on U. S. National Historic Landmarks' articles. Yippee o yay, we pretty much met our goal of a well-started article for each of 2,442 NHLs by today!

Thanks, and have a great Fourth of July! -- Doncram, 4 July 2008

Thank you for your tireless development of all the NHL articles. I am sure you have edited more than anyone. They look great! By the way, given today's deadline of sorts, I was terribly alarmed late yesterday to find one Indiana red-link (for what is now Miller House (Columbus, Indiana) that you had created (appropriately) in your cleanup of that state's list. Thank you for your attention to detail, everywhere. Cheers, doncram (talk) 17:17, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:CONvergence guests[edit]

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Category:CONvergence guests, which you created, has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at [[Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/{{{2}}}#Category:CONvergence guests|the category's entry]] on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Tim! (talk) 20:02, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Dates[edit]

I noticed another editor putting in those wikidates. Why are they significant? .:davumaya:. 18:18, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Dates formated like [[July 9]], [[2008]] will display for each reader based on his preferences (see "my preferences" at the top right of the page). Unfortunately the syntax looks exactly like wikilinks, but that is not the purpose in the case of dates.--Appraiser (talk) 18:40, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Political Standings[edit]

Do you support liberal causes? Please post response here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.113.211.27 (talk) 01:43, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

For the purposes of Wikipedia, I am politically neutral.--Appraiser (talk) 12:03, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

What is this person referring to? He's also from Eagan, maybe it's Pawlenty! .:davumaya:. 18:07, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

I haven't a clue what he's asking about, but I strongly doubt if the Gov. cares what causes I support.--Appraiser (talk) 13:57, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Landmarks in Maryland[edit]

Sorry to put you through adding the "National Historic Landmark" category to all those Maryland articles - I should have done so at the creation! Acroterion (talk) 20:50, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

You're forgiven. (I was thinking the same thing :)) Thanks for creating them.--Appraiser (talk) 20:51, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm sure all of us history geeks would like to see your work. If you add your new articles to Wikipedia:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/New articles as you go, I'd like to see them. It also gives you the benefit of more immediate feedback - in case there's a global "improvement" that someone else notices. Thanks.--Appraiser (talk) 21:27, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
You're right, of course, and thanks for the categories. I've finished every National Register property in Jefferson County, West Virginia, land of my ancestors, so there's at least a stub there - there are 73, I think, of which I did 70. I'll add them to the list. Jefferson County is where all of the lesser offspring of the Washington family went to seed and squandered their fortunes on mansions. Acroterion (talk) 22:03, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
73 articles? OMG. We have some reading to do. Great job!--Appraiser (talk) 22:06, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Green River Shell Middens Archeological District[edit]

I see you changed the infobox for this article. I see (as I did before when I chose the former infobox) that the reference numbers match, but I'm not so sure that's the right infobox. The whole system of Kentury NRHPs confuses me, but I think that all of the different archaeological sites are present within this district.. like as contributing properties. Each individual site is an NRHP, but the district as a whole is an NHL. It appears to me that the district is listed as an NHL but not as an NRHP. Strange, I know, but I can't find any data relating to the district (although I can find individual sites) on the NRHP, yet the district is present on NHLs. Is it possible for a district to be an NHL but not an NRHP? --Dudemanfellabra (talk) 17:05, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

I have always heard that the only NHL that is not a NRHP is the White House. But these archaeological sites are confusing. I plugged 85003182 (from [4]) into Elkman's infobox generator, and then copied the result into the article. I then changed the type to nhl, which should have been there automatically. The result may not be right, and I'm open to alternative ways of looking at this. Feel free to revert my change if you think it's wrong.--Appraiser (talk) 17:15, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Haha yea used Elkman's tool for the refnum too when I found that page.. but then I searched the NRIS data for Green River Shell Middens, giving no results, while a search for "Annis Mound" did give me a result. Annis Mound is the NRHP with refnum 85003182, but Green River Shell Middens apparently doesn't have a refnum..... but it's listed as an NHL. The article already said the site was Late Archaic period (wasn't referenced though), so I chose the only district in Butler County, Kentucky that had a Late Archaic period.
In my opinion, and this is purely speculation, Green River Shell Middens District is the combination of all the archaeological sites in the area. Each site is individually listed as an NRHP, and the district (combination of the sites) is listed as an NHL but not an NRHP itself. That would explain the lack of a reference number. The NHL guys apparently didn't want to declare all sites as NHLs and thought it would be easier to declare them all at once by making them into a district. They didn't want to go through the NRHP nomination (too much work?) process, so they just skipped ahead to NHL because it's easier to "upgrade" to an NHL than to start out at the bottom and work your way up. It appears to me they just picked the refnum of the first site listed in the new district to write on the NHL declaration because they needed a refnum. They simply skipped over the NRHP nomination by making it an NHL using an incorrect NRHP refnum, and no one caught the error before the declaration was complete.
If the above paragraph is true, then neither my nor your infobox is correct. Honestly, I don't know how to handle the situation. --Dudemanfellabra (talk) 17:40, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
It sounds plausible. Maybe we need someone over at the NPS to straighten it out.--Appraiser (talk) 19:57, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
So how would we do that? Haha --Dudemanfellabra (talk) 22:32, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Steptoe Butte[edit]

Hello, I need help. I created a talk page for Steptoe Butte and added a template tag, but the template code isn't showing up properly and now I can't seem to edit my mistake. (Boy, do I feel stupid.) Could you help me? Evening Scribe (talk) 04:11, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Now, what did I do wrong to cause that problem? (I forgot to ask that originally.) Evening Scribe (talk) 06:00, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't know; I just re-typed it. There must have been a hidden character.--Appraiser (talk) 18:10, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

July 26 DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 26 July, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Frogtown, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
--Bedford Pray 07:25, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Spelling lol[edit]

I noticed that but I was using dialup and each page took about 3-4 minutes to load so I couldn't fix fix it. Thanks. Calebrw (talk) 02:24, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

I really don't know. I'm not super familiar with St. Paul (I mean Saint Paul ;)). Calebrw (talk) 17:50, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
No problem.--Appraiser (talk) 20:41, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Saint Paul GA Preperation[edit]

(Not that you don't already know, but I thought I'd cc this to you.)

Hello,

The Saint Paul, Minnesota article is being prepared for GA Nomination ahead of the 2008 RNC and the attention the article will be receiving (and in some cases already has).

Other editors and myself have been working on the article lately and we would like to you to help. If you have additions, comments, concerns, questions or other feed back, it is all appreciated. There is a peer review already set up and detailed checklist of issues that need to be fixed is on the talk page. These items can be crossed off when completed. Feel free to add to the list and sign your username, so that we know who added it.

Any help is appreciated. Also, if you would like to work on other articles directly related to Saint Paul, especially those that link off the Saint Paul article, that would be great too.

Thanks and have a great day, Calebrw (talk) 19:14, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

NHL Category in NM[edit]

No, I don't know why I did that. Consider it gone! Thanks! Einbierbitte (talk) 20:38, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

No problem.--Appraiser (talk) 20:41, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Regions of Minnesota map[edit]

That map has serious problems, and I have revised the article that contained the map, and it no longer corresponds to what the article says, so I have removed the map from the page. "Iron range" is not a generic name for northeastern Minnesota. It is a specific area in northeastern Minnesota where iron is mined. It is no more correct to say that Grand Rapids, Grand Marais, and Duluth are part of "iron range" than to say that all of northern California is "bay area." You make the opposite error with your definition of Red River Valley, which certainly includes the eastern portion of some counties that you cut off on your map. As a cultural region, RRV includes all of the Fargo-Grand Forks media market (not to mention southern Manitoba). As a practical matter of geography, RRV means "Red River basin," which certainly includes more of Minnesota than your map shows. Your map shows central Minnesota as barely encompassing St. Cloud, when in fact St. Cloud and Stearns County are the major center of Central Minn.

Furthermore, the map suffers from color balance problems. Some of the colors are much hotter than others and thus regions do not catch the reader's eye equally.

Anyway, I hope you take into account my suggestions here and in the revisions I have made to the article and make a new map.Bellczar (talk) 08:01, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

It's OK with me that you deleted the "regions" map. I made it merely to conform with what the individual region articles already said about boundaries. You have changed several of the definitions in ways that may or may not be better, but they no longer agree with the definitions used in the individual articles, and none of what you have done is cited to a published source. Also, you need to proofread. e.g "Southwestern Minnesota includes the Buffalo Ridge is the eastern portion..." Buffalo Ridge is a specific geographic region defined by elevation that can clearly be seen on a topographical map or satellite photo. "Southwestern Minnesota" has no defined meaning other than it being a vague area in the southwestern part of the state. The Red River Valley region is defined in its article as an area obtained via a specific treaty. If you would prefer that it include the entire RR watershed area, that's OK, but you need to define it that way throughout Wikipedia and cite a source. Same with "Central Minnesota." It was defined as being bounded by certain features. You have changed it to a vague area, unsourced and mostly undefined. I won't be making another regions map, but feel free to make one if you can.--Appraiser (talk) 13:15, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

James J. Hill Reference Library[edit]

Appraiser -- I'm a "rookie" with Wikipedia. On the Hill Library page, all of the information I added this morning is factual and backed up via citations. It's also very important to the story as the Hill Library has literraly transformed itself from a physicaly library to one of the more used online libraries in the nation. All of this was done under the former leadership of our incredible president. I'm more than happy to re-write per standards. Could you please guide me as to what I should do? Thanks. Michaeledmonton (talk) 15:47, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Renaming proposals[edit]

Hi. Regarding the NRHP renaming proposal discussion, I appreciate your eagerness to get the bridges and tunnels proposal resolved sooner instead of later, but all of the changes will need to be consistent. That particular rename could still change as a result of the conclusions of the other discussions. It would be a poor use of an administrator's time to make the change in the category name and arrange to change the categorization of the articles included in that category, if a different new name gets selected a few days hence. Additionally, the CfD process would be more efficient for everyone if the category rename requests could be submitted as a group with a reference to the concluded discussion on the Wikiproject talk page.

As for the analogy to the Canadian Register of Historic Places, that is the official name of Canada's list. The complete official name of the U.S. list is just National Register of Historic Places. --Orlady (talk) 17:38, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

A little help please?[edit]

Guess I got a little too eager with this one, oops! I think everything should be set back to 1998 Comfrey–St. Peter tornado outbreak for now. [5] thanks, WxGopher (talk) 03:04, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

I think someone else go to it first; it looks right to me. Is it OK?--Appraiser (talk) 04:09, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah. looks like it's good now. WxGopher (talk) 13:23, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

I need a ruling[edit]

I'm using some articles for references from the Star Tribune archives that I got off of highbeam.com. 1. Is this legitimate to do this? I don't see how it wouldn't be since they are real news articles. But 2. Should I provide a URL to the article? If someone who does not have access to high beam clicks on it, they won't see it. 3. If I should not link the URL's, do I need an access date (using cite-news template)? 4. What I've done for now is put the URL's in, but commented them out in case I need to go back and reveal them. Thanks! WxGopher (talk) 03:40, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

My inclination would be to cite the paper version of the Star Tribune. You may not get all of the information from highbeam.com, but I presume it gives you the date, title, and author, which could point someone to a micro-film version (do they still do that?) in a library. Leaving the <commented> link to highbeam wouldn't hurt. But I agree with you, that you don't really want a link to a subscription service in the References section. I've done similar things with Google Books; I try to get enough information to cite the real book. Just my .02--Appraiser (talk) 17:55, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I do have enough information for a full cite, so I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a problem w/o the URL in there. I'll stick with this method then, thanks. WxGopher (talk) 23:13, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Adsit Log Cabin[edit]

Thanks for your help. I left Daniel Case a message earlier since NRHP infoboxes befuddle me. TravellingCari 01:35, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh WOW! Thanks for the link, I wasn't aware of it. Given my bad habit of putting in what I know/can figure out and leaving the rest for others, I'm surprised no one linked me to it/thwapped me with it before. TravellingCari 03:29, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello - writing to let you know about the plight of the Bardwell-Ferrant house at 2500 Portland Ave So in Minneapolis. It's vacant, in foreclosure, and has been invaded by thieves who ripped out fireplace mantles, broke stained glass windows and tried to strip out all the copper pipes. MLS 3582456.

Please spread the word to fellow preservationists.

Healyhouse

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Mdougla (talk) 15:01, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Most Phallic Building again[edit]

This has been nominated again despite a clear keep only a very short time ago. As such I am informing those who last voted for it to get this AfD kicked off. The reasons all seem to consist of invalid arguments like "silly smut" and "don't like it".http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Most_Phallic_Building_contest_(2nd_nomination)#Most_Phallic_Building_contestJJJ999 (talk) 02:28, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Contributing properties[edit]

Here's the problem: not all of the HCRH is a NHL. Some of it is only a RHP, and some of it was not even listed. --NE2 03:13, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Stay civil[edit]

Stay civil. Articles should be in both categories, that's the rule here and you should know it. Sportspeople who competed at the Olympic Games competed also at other events, that's why we do not subcategorize in this case. Regards. - Darwinek (talk) 15:19, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Incivil is assertion of my mis-use. The practice which is now in use is broadly used and accepted per general precedence there by the whole community in all sports. As I said before, normal subcategorizing doesn't apply there as the Olympics is just one of the events in which sportspeople compete. Honestly I don't care if a certain category has 20,000 articles. We have templates like {{categoryTOC}} to solve that. Or maybe we should make subcategories to cats like Category:1965 births. How about "American actors born in November 1965"? - Darwinek (talk) 17:57, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Can you point me to the discussion where a consensus was reached to double-categorize athletes?--Appraiser (talk) 12:35, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
No and you have no right to change the policy which is currently in use, unless you change yourself thousands of articles, which would be the violation of our consensus habits. I repeat to you, it is a silent consensus - a precedential use. Half of consensuses there on EN WP are silent, without proper discussion. And you perfectly know that, I assume. Can I point you to the policy permitting the use of diacritics in article names? No. Why? Because no such policy exists, and there are more than 100,000 articles which use diacritics in article names. So, if you want to start a discussion about this and change the general precedential use of both categories, do it at involved WikiProjects to get strong feedback. I would like to point out that I am not the one who invented this policy. It was there long before me and will be long after me. When I started editing sport articles about three years ago, it was already there and is in use to date. - Darwinek (talk) 19:09, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, Appraiser. Pardon a note out of the blue. Saw your note elsewhere about this panel and may have some additions if you'd like them, in part from researching an article about Wikipedia recently. If this is for the 2009 conference let me know your focus and if would like suggestions. I sent you some email on another topic. Best wishes. -SusanLesch (talk) 23:24, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

I'd be happy to have your input. The purpose of the outline is to show the programming committee that the topic would be of interest to a wide range of attendees and to help the panelist organize our thoughts (currently in the brainstorming phase) for the panel itself, which will be in July, 09.--Appraiser (talk) 11:49, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. Done for now. Added history and Stallman, Google's effect, number of users who contribute, and two nice books (and pardon because these are a little more detailed than what was there, ok to edit). Good luck. -SusanLesch (talk) 17:07, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! I appreciate your help. I received your email and should be able to respond tonight; this week is crazy.--Appraiser (talk) 19:17, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Copyvio; images versus articles[edit]

Hi. I note that you tagged Image:Tim pawlenty.jpg with a {{copyvio}} tag and just wanted to alert you that this tag is specifically for articles. At one time, images were tagged with {{Imagevio}}, but that tag has itself been deprecated. Currently, blatant image infringements are tagged with {{Db-i9}}. Otherwise, suspected image violations should be tagged with {{Pui}}. They are listed at WP:PUI for investigation. I have removing the listing of this image from WP:CP and moved it to Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images/2008 August 25 for further examination. Thanks for detecting the potential problem. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:54, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the info and for fixing it.--Appraiser (talk) 13:15, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Republican Party (United States) vice presidential candidates, 2008[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Republican Party (United States) vice presidential candidates, 2008, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

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Palin[edit]

I hope that my response here will be adequate. Additionally, it seems like the instructions for image deletion require you to mention your request at the image page, so that people will know about it.Ferrylodge (talk) 03:52, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Palin image[edit]

Why do you think this image is unfree as seen here? rootology (C)(T) 16:28, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

The image was taken from this web site. In order to be Public Domain, it would have had to be produced by a U.S. govt. employee in the course of his duties. User:SEWilco inquired about who the photographer was. See his note at Talk:2008 Republican National Convention#Photo of Palin. It is not Public Domain and has not been adequately released. I have asked for it to be deleted from Commons, but that has not occurred yet. In the meantime, we shouldn't be publishing it.--Appraiser (talk) 16:44, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
Where on commons was this requested? My understanding is that photos on house.gov sites are assumed to be the property/copyright of the agency/rep's office in question. rootology (C)(T) 16:50, 30 August 2008 (UTC)
There are two versions and two requests here. The response from User:SEWilco's inquiry leads me to believe that the photographer was not a govt. employee. Being the property of a congressman is not the same as it being a work of the U.S. government, which is what would be required to be PD. I frequently work with National Historic Landmarks where non-free photographs are often hosted on government websites. We can't assume that a photo is PD without the attribution of a photographer.--Appraiser (talk) 16:59, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia General Notability Guideline and Sarah Palin[edit]

Could you weigh in on the deletion discussion pages of Ed Kalnins, Wasilla Assembly of God, Larry Kroon, and Wasilla Bible Church?

A controversy related to certain entities related to Sarah Palin has arisen in the Wikipedia community. This includes articles involving Ed Kalnins, Wasilla Assembly of God, Larry Kroon, and Wasilla Bible Church. Discussions are heated because of the political environment, and allegations of censorship.

I argue as follows for inclusion of articles on some of her former teachers, pastors, churches, and schools, but not inclusion of others.

The Wikipedia:Notability policy allows for articles on persons or entities known only because they are related to major historical figures in some circumstances.

The teachers of historical figures, thinkers, mathematicians, painters, scientists, etc., are all notable for their relation to the ideas or actions of the historical figure. This is especially true if the teacher made controversial statements, and the same kind of controversial statements are what made the historical figure notable.

For example, suppose writings of the philosophy teacher of Socrates were discovered. The teacher would be known only for their relation to Socrates. But no one would argue that verifiable information about “the philosophy teacher of Socrates” would be of intense intellectual interest, and if anything, would be valid for a Wikipedia article. In fact, if you noticed the link for philosophy teacher of Socrates, you likely would want to see who it is and what their ideas are.

If Sarah Palin had a meteorology teacher who teaches the controversial idea that carbon dioxide does not cause global warming. Since Palin is notable for her controversial position on global warming, that teacher and their ideas would become notable.

But Palin’s high school astronomy teacher, even if he or she had controversial views, would not be noteworthy, as Palin is not known for her astronomy policy.

Arguments for The Alaska Pipeline put forth by Governor Palin, and for the War in Iraq by Vice Presidential Candidate Palin, explicitly included both being God’s Will. The former is consistent with the ideas of Larry Kroon. The later are explicitly the stated controversial ideas of her teacher in this area, Ed Kalnins. Ed Kalnins thereby becomes notable by his relationship to the controversial ideas of Palin, not just by his relation to Palin. This makes Kalnins notable in itself, while a former pastor of Palin who did not teach this would not be notable.

All of the teachers, schools, churches, or theories that teach controversial ideas, if they are the same as controversial ideas by which Palin has become notable, are thus notable.

They are notable for their relationship, not just to Palin, but to the policies and ideas by which Palin has become noteworthy.

Churches and pastors of Palin that are not linked to controversial policies of Palin are not notable.

Ed Kalnins, Wasilla Assembly of God, Larry Kroon, and Wasilla Bible Church have been the subject of controversy in The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, New Jersey Times of Trenton, ABC News, MSNBC, and other news sources. But suppose they were not. 76.167.163.164 (talk) 23:14, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

No personal attacks[edit]

Information.svg Regarding your comments on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wasilla Assembly of God: Please see Wikipedia's no personal attacks policy. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Note that continued personal attacks will lead to blocks for disruption. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you. --Orange Mike | Talk 04:02, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Does anyone actually believe that this afd is unrelated to Sarah Palin? I made no personal attacks—only stated the obvious.--Appraiser (talk) 13:10, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Indians[edit]

That is always a difficult term to describe. In the U.S. and Canada, the term Indian almost always refers to native Americans or First Peoples. In those places people from the country of India are often called [[east indian]s. When I was in graduate school, many of my peers were from India, and the term East Indian essentially mean't people from the Western part of India (strangely). Nevertheless people from India are so diverse, with so may castes, ethnic groups and languages (29 languages and countless dialects) that they don't see themselves with one identity, or one name. In the U.S. they would not call themselves "Indians", but would say that they were from a given region of India, or from a clan. I believe that in the England and the U.K. the term East Indian is used very similarly as to the U.S., but that the term "Indian" is also used more frequently to mean someone from India also, which is not the case in the U.S. Atom (talk) 15:51, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Yeah; I'm not sure where that sentence came from; I just put it back the way it was, since the other uses of Indian in the article are not referring to people from India. Feel free to change that sentence if you want to.--Appraiser (talk) 04:11, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Changed to South Asians, perhaps same should be done for Southeast Asians as opposed to list of nationalities. Kablammo (talk) 14:24, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Of course people from India are Asians, but if you use that terminology in the U.S., large numbers of Americans would (incorrectly) say that you were nuts. "Japanese, Chinese and Koreans are Asians -- not people from India!" Atom (talk) 15:32, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the note on my talk page. There's surely plenty of work to go around on this project. I too appreciate your efforts and those of the other regular WP:NRHP contributors. --Sanfranman59 (talk) 16:49, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Protect templates[edit]

Hey:

Could you protect the following templates for me so that no one plays with the images or redirects? template:keep, template:nokeep, template:VoteKeep, template:VoteMerge, template:VoteDelete

Thanks! Atom (talk) 19:28, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Bridge photo[edit]

Hey Appraiser --sure, I still have access to that vantage point and can take a new one, but it may take up to a month because of a string of trips I'm going on (the office is my fiance's, not mine, and I have to go when I'm not at work and its quiet there --so usually weekends). I'm out of town this weekend, and gone for the next two weeks after that for a wedding. But I'm more than happy to do a photo from there. --Bobak (talk) 15:13, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Trees are an issue at the Guthrie, particularly the endless bridge. --Bobak (talk) 15:17, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

Palin Article Protection[edit]

Thanks for your reply. Currently, there is no problem. My stated concern is for the initial block and what the implications of that block will be. I realized today that WikiWorld has possibly never experienced the current situation (volume, wheel warring, etc.) and all the other stirrings at Sarah Palin and related articles. While I obviously support a candidate to be my president, I am reluctant to join the fray. One more voice, and a novice voice at that, is un-necessary. (I may "be bold" and make a few edits.) I respect your Seniority and experience. I think a terrible thing happened when the article was blocked. Whether it was for political reasons or some other less troublesome reason, it was a mistake that needs to be discussed and some rule-of-thumb determined as to a solution. (I'm not in the least bit worried about punishing well-intentioned editors). But, blocking all except some is not a solution that fits for me. Maybe after the election, WikiWorld can look at what happened and look for a better solution.--Buster7 (talk) 04:47, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry that you felt disenfranchised. It is very rare for an "undeveloped" article to be fully protected. But I suppose it's very rare that a complete unknown character suddenly becomes very likely to become the most powerful person in the world. If they win, her rise will have been unprecedented. Although I wasn't involved in the protection/unprotection disagreement and I made very few edits to the article while it was protected, I don't think the result was terrible. I think it was protected for about a week, during which time a lot of editors researched the material and wrote profusely on the Talk page. By the time protection was lifted, it was clear that 3-4 daughter articles were needed to distribute the details of the pertinent issues. There was also heavy traffic on the Administrators Notice Board about the issue. I find it interesting that some "conservative" members of the electorate believe that the process has created articles about Palin that are left-biased and "liberal" members feel that the process has created whitewashed articles. I'm sure that if McCain/Palin win, in the long run these articles will become good-quality balanced pieces, as many other high-profile biographical articles are. If they lose, she may fall back into obscurity and that won't happen. High quality articles don't happen over night and I think these get better every day.--Appraiser (talk) 21:24, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Naniboujou Lodge[edit]

Feel free to turn it blue, if you like. These could help. Kablammo (talk) 20:40, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the pictures. Do you know if the site has a website?--Appraiser (talk) 21:24, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
Here. It's also mentioned in various guidebooks, but I don't have them here. Kablammo (talk) 21:26, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
That was quick! Nice work. Kablammo (talk) 21:51, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. You did all the legwork for me.--Appraiser (talk) 21:52, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Category:Grand Lodges[edit]

The category articles were not about the buildings, but rather their function as an administrative group. You should not have moved the category. MSJapan (talk) 23:17, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the note. Guess that's what I get for assuming good faith :) Kaisershatner (talk) 17:49, 14 September 2008 (UTC)


Reply to your questions[edit]

Hi. I would says yes it is true, adequately sourced, and relevant, I agree with the statements and I agree the deletion may be an attempt to "cleanse" the article of negative connotations. I note that the deleted statement appears in the main AG article and was not deleted. I consider the WSJ an unbiased source and probably a secular source is better than any religious source. I will see, though, if I can find the Christian sources you asked for. clariosophic (talk) 15:15, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Governorship of Sarah Palin[edit]

Appraiser, I saw that you edited the article after my response to your statement in the talk section of the article. I assume that you saw my inquiry to your statement. Can you please respond? When you do, it will very much help me (and other editors, as well) if you would reconcile the inclusion of that particular sentence in the lead with Wikipedia policy on neutral point of view, particularly the section about granting certain facts undue weight. Thank you. --SimpleParadox 21:40, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Table-izing List of Registered Historic Places in Minnesota[edit]

I've started converting List of Registered Historic Places in Minnesota to the illustrated list format, using the county list generator. I figure this might give me a better way to organize the photos I've taken but haven't written articles for yet, since I'm way behind on writing articles for everything I've photographed.

I'm going to do it on a county-by-county basis, and so far I've done Aitkin and Anoka. That only leaves 80 counties, since Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Rice, and Scott already have their own lists. So, if you want to take on a county at a time, feel free. :-) Don't forget to check disambiguation links and properties that were added to the National Register after I did the database download. That's where the fun begins. --Elkman (Elkspeak) 03:47, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

That's a worthwhile pursuit. Do you want to leave them in the main list for now? I'll do some, and I'll start with "M"s and ascend the alphabet, so we don't duplicate effort.
I've been wasting far too much time trying to keep Sarah Palin (and sub-articles) neutral. I'm sure some of the editors are either paid or unpaid staff on the McCain campaign, so it truly is a waste of time for me to try to maintain NPOV.
Other than that, I've been reading all of the individual articles about National Historic Landmarks and collecting data here about issues that need to be resolved. If you need a change of pace, you could tackle any of those that interest you.
An aside: Could you modify your generators so that the template is {{National Register of Historic Places}}? Thanks.--Appraiser (talk) 13:54, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
I think we might as well leave the individual county tables in the main list right now, unless there are any that get so big that they might need to be split off. St. Louis County might fit that description, since there are so many sites there. (It's a big county.) Dividing the effort might be useful, too. I'll probably focus more on the counties that I have photos for, at the moment.
Also, thanks for the reminder about {{National Register of Historic Places}} -- I saw where it was moved, but I never updated the generator. I've fixed it now.
Good luck trying to keep Sarah Palin neutral. Political articles are a minefield I don't like to cross. I'm still rather undecided about this year's election, so I haven't picked sides, but keeping the muck out of Wikipedia articles is about as likely as keeping the muck out of political campaigns in general. --Elkman (Elkspeak) 16:10, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
I'll break out a few of the largest ones, just to keep the main article size down some.--Appraiser (talk) 16:24, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

I looked at the state list to see if Cook County merited a separate page. What is the protocol for the outline format? Both Grand Portage and Height of Land Portage are listed under Grand Marais, which is maybe 50 miles away from either. Cook, like some other northern counties, has a territory which is "unorganized", that is, not part of a township or city, and the county government is the first level of government in those parts. Kablammo (talk) 16:35, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for doing that. My arbitrary criterion is that I'll break it out into its own article if it has more than 30 entries (so Cook wouldn't qualify). But all the others should be table-ized in place, using [Elkman's County generator. If you use it, take care to preserve disambiguation pipes that have already been fixed and any links to websites or photos that are in the old list. I think it's OK to correct the city if it's wrong. I'd even change it to "10 miles west of Springfield" if that's most accurate.--Appraiser (talk) 16:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
Comment: The draft table gives, as location for remote places, the "nearest city" without making that clear that, while the NRHP infobox generated for a specific place shows more clearly that a "nearest city" is given. You should feel free to correct that in the table, hopefully supported by adequate documentation of the correct location in the corresponding NRHP article.
I understand that the generated tables include delisted NRHPs. I would like to know which ones those are, so that i could move them to a separate table below the main table in each of New York's counties, which i am still working at table-izing. Is there any way that I can get a report out of NRIS which identifies them, and the pertinent info such as delisting date? This is not likely to be an issue in any one county, but at the level of Minnesota or New York State there are surely some delistings to be identified. Cheers, doncram (talk) 16:43, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
I haven't found a way to verify delistings without going through the weekly lists. I'd just say, if in doubt, leave it in. When articles are written, the researcher will figure it out and move delisted ones to the supplementary list then.--Appraiser (talk) 16:55, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
How does the researcher find out if a property is delisted, at all? You can't be suggesting we go back through weekly listings to 1980 or whenever. As far as I know there's no direct way to check about a delisted property at NRIS directly. I guess there is a clue in the difference between Elkman's individual NRHP generator, which does not show properties that have been delisted (unless you know the original refnum and search by that) vs. the list-table generator, which includes delisted ones mixed in. But it would be weird as a general matter to suggest editors compare and contrast that way to infer which might have been delisted because of the differences between generators, like reading tea leaves. doncram (talk) 16:37, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm not suggesting that creators of the list articles check all the weekly listings; that's why I said, if in doubt, leave it in. But when actually researching and writing an article about the site, contributors are going to look for newspaper articles or primary websites, and try to produce or find a photograph, right? That process should expose any delistings, I'd think.--Appraiser (talk) 16:54, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Belcourt Castle[edit]

If it's not in the data base, it's not listed. Period. There are quite a few of those notable mansions in Newport that aren't even on the Register in their own right (Yet, anyway). You can add it to Category:Historic district contributing properties, though ... that would be accurate. Daniel Case (talk) 20:18, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Do you know which Historic District it is a CP for?--Appraiser (talk) 20:22, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
It's in Bellevue Avenue Historic District. doncram (talk) 06:07, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks--Appraiser (talk) 11:59, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Palin salary[edit]

Not sure if you've seen the extensive talk page section on this issue: Talk:Sarah_Palin#Pay_cut_as_mayor_disputed. Basically, the point is: it looks as if the NYT was confused about the $64000 figure. The TPM source is borderline for BLP, but it was only being used to vouch for the offline Frontiersman source (a paper Palin once worked at), which has both the 10% figure (to $61,200) and the later re-raising of the salary. Look it over and decide; I think the version before your edit was fine, but you may want a different version. But if you insist we can't use TPM, I'd support deleting the factoid entirely, because it is pretty clear to me that $64K is wrong. Homunq (talk) 17:48, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

I gotta go now, so I'm going to delete the factoid for now. No offense, feel free to restore it, as long as you don't use the exact $64K number. Homunq (talk) 17:53, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
That's OK. I wasn't aware that the NYT was in error, but that was the citation given. I think a new source is needed if the statement's going to stay. When I looked at it, the TPM link wasn't working, but I didn't try to fix it since it doesn't meet WP:RS anyway.--Appraiser (talk) 18:46, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Naniboujou Club Lodge[edit]

Updated DYK query On 20 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Naniboujou Club Lodge, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
--Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 13:08, 20 September 2008 (UTC)


Great pic. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 13:08, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Great place and great pics. This one is up for deletion. Why? -SusanLesch (talk) 15:09, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Historic House Trust[edit]

re: your edit that says they're not all in parks, can you have a look at this discussion I started on the talk? I think you're mistaken as the houses location in city parks is part of what allows them to be members of the HHT. Thanks! TravellingCari 13:34, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

McCain-Obama[edit]

Hi, Appraiser, if you and Elkman and your friends or anyone you know is interested and missed this note, MinnPost's first birthday party is tomorrow. I plan to be at Trocaderos for the debate on Friday, September 26, sometime, probably only a few minutes, between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. In case cost is the only obstacle, which it is for some people including me, I forgot how much but some membership levels are quite inexpensive. I hope this note is within Wikipedia guidelines--the mysterious they--born of the necessity of being vendor neutral at W3C for about eight years--will get me for anything and I don't plan to ask Mr. Wales about this one. -SusanLesch (talk) 01:04, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. I have other plans though. I'll be recording the debate, assuming that John McCain can talk about foreign policy while thinking about a solution for the tanking economy. Wouldn't you think a president could do both?--Appraiser (talk) 04:40, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
Why would a candidate be consulted? Also, can you please remind me why KDBuffalo(sp?) is somewhere in the directory User talk:Appraiser? Thanks. -SusanLesch (talk) 06:09, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
The user:KDBuffalo was evidently a sockpuppet. There was one time an IP block of my work ISP in an attempt to block him, I believe. The name came up when I asked to get the ISP unblocked.
Congressional Democrats will not vote for a massive bailout bill unless McCain votes for it too. No one wants to spend that kind of money to fix the problems caused by McCain and Phil Gramm[6][7] and Democrats surely don't want to take the blame for it while Republicans run the other way. If it is must-pass legislation to prevent financial collapse, then McCain will have to vote for it too.--Appraiser (talk) 13:35, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. There's at least one other instance of the same person's sockpuppet in there (I was mentioned by that person by name on your talk page and they gave me a barnstar). If there's time I will try to look that up tomorrow. The papers all say Republicans joined the fray but all I can relate to is the loss of Washington Mutual (in San Diego near Pacific Beach their office is what I call the "beautiful bank" and JP Morgan Chase can't close on a house on time in my experience, but I'll live). -SusanLesch (talk) 15:52, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Conventions in Minnesota[edit]

I would like to do rename Category:Conventions in Minnesota to Category:Fandom Conventions in Minnesota. The name as it stands would include business and industrial conventions. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 21:38, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Good idea!--Appraiser (talk) 21:39, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
(Category:Fandom conventions in Minnesota)--Appraiser (talk) 21:40, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
It should probably be a subcategory of Category:American science fiction conventions. Would "science fiction" be a better description than "fandom" so there's some consistency in the hierarchy? --Elkman (Elkspeak) 21:59, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
One of them is a gaming convention and one is a horror convention, but it could be reorganized.--Appraiser (talk) 00:16, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Minneapolis Meetups[edit]

Town Hall Brewery
maps.google.com
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 339-8696
October 11, 2008
Saturday at 12:00 noon (midday)
Meetup RSVP
Muddy Waters
maps.google.com
2401 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 872-2232
October 10, 2008
Friday at 10:00 PM (at night)
Alternate meetup RSVP

Hope you can make it. Alternate meetup RSVP. -SusanLesch (talk) 18:17, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I can't make it Friday night.--Appraiser (talk) 01:14, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Just updating the calendar for your talk page readers. -SusanLesch (talk) 18:12, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Noon or midnight[edit]

Ambiguous time clarification needed. Wikipedia:Meetup/Minneapolis#2008 meetup -- SEWilco (talk) 19:08, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

List of people from Minnesota[edit]

Too bad this edit of yours removed the founder of Mars, Incorporated two years ago. Minneapolis might have been mentioned in today's PR Newswire burst about the Mars acquisition of Wrigley. I suppose I've made similarly unfortunate goofups. -SusanLesch (talk) 00:24, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Were they from Minnesota?--Appraiser (talk) 03:40, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
Too bad. Beyond the List of Minneapolitans and follow ups, I had no interest in pursuing this topic in the first place and don't expect to look at it again in the near future. Rather than ask me, you might ask at Talk:Franklin Clarence Mars where someone posted three years ago. -SusanLesch (talk) 03:47, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Sockpuppets[edit]

Resolved: Solved at 3D Wikipedia meetup

Hi, Appraiser. In section "McCain-Obama" above I mentioned I'd look this up. One of the accounts in Category:Wikipedia sockpuppets of Kdbuffalo caused an autoblock during your RfA (partial archive, or see edit history for this page on January 8, 2008). I apologize for any sign of mistrust but I use my real name on Wikipedia and am a female--most trolling and so on is carried out with women users, from what little I know. At least one other account in that category was active about a year ago, as you said during RfA, without any sign of vandalism. We all know that social engineering is a powerful force online. I guess because of some unrelated events I've come to question--if only a bit and only sometimes--all the barnstars and encouragement I received from you when I first joined Wikipedia. So even though it has negative aspects, I thought posting this note might help clear the air. -SusanLesch (talk) 19:14, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

You don't think the kudos I have expressed toward you were sincere? Is that because you can't attend the Meetup that I planned? I am sorry about that, but I had no idea who would or wouldn't be able to attend; I set it for a day and time that was convenient for me. Take care.--Appraiser (talk) 21:06, 7 October 2008 (UTC)
I could be, and am probably one of the few Wikipedians who has met you in person, four times I think. I enjoyed very much swinging on your childrens' swingset at your house. Last fall WikiProject Minnesota started to become a liability for me rather than what had seemed to be a hugely successful WikiProject. Sour grapes? Maybe so. Do you mind if I ask a senior sysop to check user? -SusanLesch (talk) 03:10, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
FYI here's what he said. -SusanLesch (talk) 04:24, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
With apologies to Appraiser for the inconvenience. Resolved. -SusanLesch (talk) 19:56, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Category:Bridges and tunnels that are Registered Historic Places[edit]

Per your comments here, I just wanted to let you know the rename is underway, and should be completed shortly. --Kbdank71 13:32, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

...for inquiring about the edits I've made to the articles on several members of Congress who have taken the highly unusual step of cutting a TV spot endorsing a public official who awaits trial for two Federal grand jury indictments totalling 24 counts for official and politicval corruption. It is niotable that, in spite of their stances regardiung corruption, they chose to endorse Gov. Aníbal Acevedo Vilá. My edits are being reversed by an editor, claiming NPOV violations, but refusing to explain his rationale, denying readers access to the fact I included and, equally important, allowing me to improve my wiki skills as an ocassional contributor on a wide range of subjects, many of them Puerto Rico related. Pr4ever (talk) 22:34, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Ned Ryun[edit]

I have removed the {{prod}} tag from Ned Ryun, which you proposed for deletion, because I think that the deletion of this article may be controversial. I'm leaving this message here to notify you about it. If you still think the article should be deleted, please don't add the {{prod}} template back to the article. Instead, feel free to list it at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Thanks! . I didn't deprod it, but someone else has stating that it should go to AfD. QuiteUnusual (talk) 21:31, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I've been watching it. They've added a couple of third-party sources and created two other marginally-notable articles to link to it. I'd still rather not see such crap on Wikipedia, but I'm not going to pursue it any further.--Appraiser (talk) 13:51, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, from Hurrmic[edit]

Hi, Appraiser. Thanks for welcoming me to WP:NRHP. I'm looking forward to working on southeast MN projects, among others. I'll definitely use any tools and templates available, and I'll ask for help. I'm busy offline for another week or so, but I should soon be able to give this more time. I do have a digital camera. I'll put it to use. Regards, Hurrmic (talk) 02:39, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008[edit]

Hello Appraiser,

I noticed that the history of this page has been lost in a page move. Could you please restore it? Thanks, Korg (talk) 17:17, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure how to do that. Is the history of a Talk page useful?--Appraiser (talk) 17:42, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, the history is useful, for various reasons: for example, it is sometimes useful to see a diff to a particular comment, or users should be able to access their own contributions to the page.
If you're not confident doing that, or if it bothers you, I'll ask elsewhere; otherwise, here is the process:
  • Check the deleted revisions of the main talk page (Special:Undelete/Talk:Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008). In some occasions, there can be unwanted revisions containing vandalism that have been explicitly removed and that shouldn't be restored later in the process. But according to the logs, that shouldn't be the case, though there are probably the redirects created during page move vandalism.
  • Restore the lost history (i.e. the old one). According to the logs, it is here (if not, it is there). Note: some unwanted revisions may remain deleted.
  • Delete the main talk page (Talk:Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008) (temporarily, per CSD G6), so the page with the newly restored history can be moved there.
  • Move this page back to Talk:Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, and delete the redirect created during the move.
  • Restore the history (i.e. the recent one) of the talk page. Note: some unwanted revisions (for example the redirects created during page move vandalism) may remain deleted.
  • Make a hard reload to see the full history.
In any case, thanks for your time. Korg (talk) 15:38, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

OK. I can see the revision history prior to October 23 here, and I can see the history from October 23 to October 28 here, but I don't know how to get them to combine. After the old one is renamed to the correct name and the new one is restored, will they combine automatically? And will the current content of the page be restored too?--Appraiser (talk) 15:55, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, they will combine automatically, and the current content will be restored (once its attached history is restored). This case is relatively simple, as the two split histories do not overlap; in the event that the repair is incomplete, the history split can be easily fixed netherless. For further information on the history merge process, you can see WP:HISTMERGE. Korg (talk) 17:52, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
I think it's fixed now. Thanks for the tutorial.--Appraiser (talk) 18:59, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome, and thank you very much for the restoration. Now I realize that I forgot to mention that the last edit should be reverted to the last pre-move version... :) Best regards, Korg (talk) 23:02, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

NHRP links[edit]

A-- some time ago I submitted an article for DYK on an NHRP site of some sort or another. The hook source was challenged because it goes to the search engine on the NHRP database, and the user must search from there. As a matter of practice do you think it would be better to recommend that authors of such articles give search instructions in the footnote for use of the database? I have started doing that on mine; Height of Land Portage and Red River Trails (fn 84) come to mind. Regards, Kablammo (talk) 20:47, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I've thought the NRIS database was pretty lousy. It is quite unforgiving, difficult to navigate, and impossible to link deeply. Your instructions certainly help the reader/researcher - good idea. Now, if you have time, there are about 15,000 articles that could use the same format. :) --Appraiser (talk) 21:10, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
I agree it's lousy. I understand they are testing some new format but I don't know if this aspect of it will change. Kablammo (talk) 21:24, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I would never spam a wiki article[edit]

Appraiser, Re: New hotel in Edina, I would never think of spaming a Wiki article. I watch this article and Undo spam frequently. Check my contributions. Dennis Fernkes (talk) 18:43, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

It caught my attention because mentioning a hotel that may not be built for ten years seems odd. Is there a newspaper article to use as a reference?--Appraiser (talk) 18:52, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
It looks good. thanks.--Appraiser (talk) 19:09, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Demographics et al[edit]

[Posted also to Skookum's talk page]

Frankly, I prefer using percentages in demographics: for example, listing percentages allow us to compare percentages between smaller and larger communities without looking to the source. Nevertheless, the importance of using percentages is quite insignificant in my mind, and I can't imagine it becoming a big deal to me, as long as we continue depending properly on sources as we've been doing :-) Nyttend (talk) 20:21, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Wellstone[edit]

Here's a brand-new user who jumps immediately into the Wellstone debate: [8] Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 22:34, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Apollo Mission Control Center[edit]

Hi, I was wondering where you got the name "Apollo Mission Control Center" from. Isn't this just the name of one of the rooms of the historic landmark? I never hear NASA call it anything buy Mission Control Centre, Houston or MCC-H. --TheDJ (talkcontribs) 22:27, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

That's the name chosen by the National Historic Landmarks program [9]. It's not clear to me if the "Landmark" is just one room or not. Is your issue that the article covers more than just the one room? If so, we could leave the infobox as-is but rename the article to a broader scope (like Mission Control Center, Houston).--Appraiser (talk) 16:28, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
I found some more info on it. I'll do the required work to clean it up, move the infobox so a subsection dealing with the old rooms in a MCC Houston article... --TheDJ (talkcontribs) 18:28, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Traveller's Rest (West Virginia) etc[edit]

Got your note at my talk page. By all means, please fix up the Traveller's Rest (West Virginia) article and another one to address what must be 2 separate places named Traveller's Rest. I am not clear about them at all, and am not able to do much wikipedia for a while now anyhow, so please go ahead. Looking at the one linked here, I see i did edit it in the history, adding HABS pic but it is no longer there, perhaps correctly changed. I haven't checked what to see whatever is now linked in the WV NHL list. However, surely each of the two places should include a "see also" type link to the other one, and/or other mention of how there is another place of the same name in the same state. Thanks! doncram (talk) 13:13, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

P.S. Thanks and good job/great work, to have gotten through all the NHLs twice... I have been noting your progress as I have a good many of them on my watchlist.

Blue Mounds Fort[edit]

Hi! Would you please take a look at the Blue Mounds Fort article? I just made some minor changes.One of the editors had started it in August 2007 and then forgot about it.Another editor told myself about it and I was able to redirct the article.The editors told me it was okay to do it. Thank you-RFD (talk) 13:28, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Shipwrecks of the Colorado River[edit]

I knew I could count on you to find a good category for the Charles H. Spencer Hulk‎! Thanks, Acroterion (talk) 23:06, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Quick Responce[edit]

Hay thanks that was a quick response. How did you know I posted a question? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.253.249.55 (talk) 23:03, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

I have that page on my "watch list".--Appraiser (talk) 04:06, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Party IDs in United States Congresses[edit]

Some time ago, you added links for party IDs for members of various Congresses. I honestly don't care either way about having the links, but your edits also put the party IDs in italics, which makes no sense. In other words, you changed "Robert Dole (R)" to "Robert Dole (R)", when it should be "Robert Dole (R)". I don't know how to change these other than going Congress by Congress, copying and pasting into Notepad, finding and replacing (once for Rs and once for Ds), and copying and pasting back. I see you used AWB, a tool I know nothing about. Would it be possible for you to go back and de-italicise? Otherwise, I may just revert you edit. It just means more to have the IDs look right than to have 535+ links to the parties per page. Thanks. -Rrius (talk) 00:09, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

I would suggest that you discuss your proposal at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject U.S. Congress. I did not decide to put the parties in italics; I merely implemented that for consistancy.--Appraiser (talk) 00:19, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
On some level I just don't get that. I guess my question would be, consistency with what? The italics version is weird and is harder to read. There are many older Congresses that do not use italics (links for that matter), so I don't see where this is controversial enough to bring up for community discussion. I was hoping you would help, but if you won't, then I'll just have to figure out whether to continue on the tedious cut-and-paste method or just revert your edits. The difference is preservation of the linked "D" and "R" labels. Those are also not consistent across the articles, so I don't think that matters either way. -Rrius (talk) 07:06, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Which ones are you looking at? When I finished them, they were all the same. I haven't been working on them for quite some time; perhaps a new standard has been established.--Appraiser (talk) 07:11, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
The are kind of spread out. I looked at one of the first ten Congresses, and it used linked initials without italics. The ones in Congress in the 80 range do the same. The ones in the 60 range use linked, italicised abbreviations, i.e., "(Rep.)". The 110th and 111th do not use italics or links. I don't actually see the point of linking the party for each person, especially since the parties are linked in multiple other places in the articles. Either way, it is silly enough to put the initial (or abbreviation) in italics, but the implementation italicises the parentheses as well. The point of italics is to set the text apart from the rest of the text, but the parentheses do that for the for the initials. As such, the italics is superfluous. Parentheses themselves shouldn't be italicised unless they are part of text that is in italics, such as, the monkey ate all the bananas (Mia's only sustenance) in just a few moments). -Rrius (talk) 07:32, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

I just saw the downtown Bloomington antenna above. I went to IWU and remember it well. Are you from B-N? -Rrius (talk) 00:03, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

No; I was just visiting there and photographing historic sites for List of Registered Historic Places in McLean County, Illinois, and I thought the tower was cool-looking.--Appraiser (talk) 05:41, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
It is striking the way it appears as you drive south on Center St. -Rrius (talk) 06:07, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Winona County[edit]

Hello, and happy new year! When you have time, could you create a skeleton article National Register of Historic Places listings in Winona County, Minnesota as you have for other counties? I have a lot of images and other information I can populate it with. Jonathunder (talk) 17:27, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

I went ahead and did this, since I'm also familiar with the county list format. Also, it's a slow day at work today. (I wrote the generator, which is at this link if you ever want to split off any other county lists.) I noticed you've already uploaded some images at Commons:Category:Registered Historic Places in Winona County, Minnesota, so I'm assuming those are the ones you're going to upload. I might add more of them to the list if I'm still feeling unproductive this afternoon. --Elkman (Elkspeak) 18:15, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, Elkman. This helps a lot. Jonathunder (talk) 20:14, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia humor[edit]

professor Wikipedia--Appraiser (talk) 19:02, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2008[edit]

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Hey[edit]

hey, please don't get embroiled if you don't feel up to it, but I wondered if you could add constructively to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places#Categories for list-articles in various geographic area. That's a new section split off from one preceeding it, you might have to check the preceding one to understand context. Really, don't bother if you don't want to. But I do think you have category expertise that i know i don't have, and i personally would appreciate your thoughts there or elsewhere. I actually have been wondering if you were on wiki-break; i went on break, mostly, for almost 2 months and feel better from it. Hope u r well. doncram (talk) 05:38, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Pennsylvania location map[edit]

Hi Appraiser,

Could you adjust the [[Image:Pennsylvania Locator Map_with_US.PNG]] such that the U.S.A. insert is not so big. I believe you did something similar with the Michigan Map. Thanks. —MJCdetroit (yak) 03:48, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

I can't really do that. Since Pennsylvania is so rectangular, the US map needs to be outside of the state. The Michigan works, because the US map can sit within the edges without obscuring any of the state.. Sorry.--Appraiser (talk) 04:52, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

invitation[edit]

You're invited to sign up as a founding member, at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#WikiProject Historic Sites ! :) doncram (talk) 05:15, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

New York locator map[edit]

Appraiser, I am writing first to thank you for File:New York Locator Map with US.PNG. I love how it combines the counties within the state with the national map. My one gripe is that the location of pushpins don't seem to match up with actual coordinates. Ravena, New York, for example, has the correct coordinates, yet appears to be in the wrong county. Every page that I've looked at with this map appears to display the pin slightly southeast of the actual location. Any way it can be tweaked? --JBC3 (talk) 07:58, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. The file you want to work on is the Template:Location map USA New York. The latitudes and longitudes are defined by the edge of the map. I see that the bottom lat was recently modified. That may or may not be the cause of the issue you're having. But feel free to correct those edge coordinates if they are incorrect. --Appraiser (talk) 13:42, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Red River source[edit]

Great source! Why don't you take a break from your wiki-break and add it to the river and flood articles (and maybe shepherd them for a while)? They could use you! Regards, Kablammo (talk) 15:18, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

File:Goodtemplar.jpg missing description details[edit]

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RFC: socionics[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Socionics Tcaudilllg (talk) 21:52, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Table-izerMultipleStatesBarnstar2.JPG The NRHP Table-izer Barnstar
I award you this Barnstar for your contributions in table-izing multiple states' NRHP list-tables. As one editor put it, just before midnight U.S. Eastern time on July 4, Hey, between us we got it all done. Hooray!!

In fact we met multiple goals in table-izing list-articles covering all 83,973 NRHPs nation-wide during February 2008 to July 4, 2009.
Thanks much for your constructive participation in discussing/developing NRHP table design, informed hugely by your developing the Dakota County, Minnesota list-article, starting back in February 2008. Hope you had a great Fourth! -- Doncram, 5 July 2008

File permission problem with File:Burnsville-ch.jpg[edit]

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This is a new one on me. I created this myself, released it to the public domain, and uploaded it to Wikipedia. What's the problem?--Appraiser (talk) 12:14, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
It looks good to me. You'll need to post a note on that guy's talk page and ask him precisely what the issue is. Maybe they've changed the rules yet again - which is why I hardly ever upload images any more. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots 15:23, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
NW became aware that Appraiser was the uploader and removed the tag two days ago: [10] Kablammo (talk) 15:48, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
But why did he tag it in the first place? It's got the PD-self license and it says who created it. What more did they want? Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots 16:00, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
Blood, apparently. We all knew it was coming... --Bobak (talk) 06:07, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

InsideNorthside - A North Minneapolis Encyclopedia[edit]

Hi, I noticed you've edited some articles related to North Minneapolis and I wanted to tell you about a project I'm involved in called InsideNorthside. It's basically a wikipedia for North Minneapolis, built on wikispaces (which is a bit more user-friendly then mediawiki, though not nearly as robust). Anyways, wanted you to know. I'm trying to find some wiki experts to help build an initial user base for the site. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://insidenorthside.org --Ariahfine (talk) 01:22, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

I got spammed by this too. What's your take on it? (FYI, I'm using "spam" in the generic sense, not making a value judgment about either the website or Hormel's finest.) Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots 01:37, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm a complete Wikipedia newbie honestly. Didn't mean to "spam" folks, just don't know how to appropriately contact people about this topic. Is there a better way to send a general message to Minneapolis northsiders who contribute to Wikipedia? --Ariahfine (talk) 20:29, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Locator maps for edge conditions[edit]

I've been adding {{location map}} to various bridge articles. Often, a bridge will go over a civil border, such as from one state to another. At that point, I generally pick one state and use it. However, that can be a bit strange. I wonder if we might get locator map images for such situations, such as Washington/Oregon, or similar. Would this be a major effort? Seems like it would be. - Denimadept (talk) 18:19, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

new template: PD-NWS[edit]

Just thought I'd throw you a heads up that an admin in the Meteorology project created this template, which really does a good job of laying out the issue of photos on US govt websites being in the public domain, unless stated otherwise. This would hopefully aid in any questions that we ran into a couple years ago. WxGopher (talk) 15:30, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Whoops, wrong building![edit]

It sure looks like it should be on the NRHP...
But it was actually this one!

Hi Appraiser! First of all, let me say that I've been duped several times on my long NRHP-photo sprees (private houses can be the worst). In those instances it was a royal pain because they were places I would probably not be returning for a long time if ever (like Mariposa, California). In this case it's in St. Paul so its an easy fix. When I went out to take a photo of the final photo-less NRHP listing in Ramsey County (the Minnesota Building), I decided to see if I could get some whole-building shots of those office buildings that had very cropped photos to compliment the existing photos. When I went to look at this one I realized that 366-68 was across the street! I double checked with Nord's book, and confirmed that the other building was the Richardsonian Romanesque structure. No problem, I took a new photo and will make the swap. Just wanted to give you a head's up. It doesn't help that its now called the Brooks Building --that damned name game owners play often makes this too difficult (especially when you're dealing with nebulous directions like "Off County Road ___"). The building also doesn't look like a big city bank like the one you photographed. I've been dashed a few times when I take a photo, get home, double check online, and find out it was the wrong house (or, in one case, bridge). I even uploaded one and got halfway through a stub and then found an article that described a totally different house ...that ended up being across the street (and out of view) from the wrong one (it always ends up being across the street... private homes sometimes hide their numbers). Anyway, hope everything's well. All the best. --Bobak (talk) 06:02, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Bobak. I now forget what source I was using to locate those buildings, but it's quite possible that I made a mistake. Would you mind also looking for the Salvation Army headquarters building? I wasn't able to find it and assumed it was razed, but I never found any documentation to support my theory.

Thanks, --Appraiser (talk) 16:22, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Minnesota Meetup[edit]


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2009
Proposed date: Saturday, October 10. Details under discussion.
Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

Delivered by Jonathunder (talk) 15:12, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Update: the meetup will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 11, in St. Paul. Click here for more details and to R.S.V.P. Jonathunder (talk)

AfD nomination of Elizabeth Berg (disambiguation)[edit]

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Stpaulboats.jpg[edit]

Hi,

I saw that you were the uploader for the image Stpaulboats.jpg. The image is short on source/publication information. It originally had no source information except "Gilman book" which says nothing. I went ahead and filled in the information on the book. But I don't know what page it came from, which is the minimum that would be required. Really it is preferable to also have who was the original author of the photograph and who actually published it originally and when (without having the actual original publication information it is not technically proven that it is out of copyright).

Would you have more details on the source?

Thanks.

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AfD nomination of Emily Hagins[edit]

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Requesting Permission to use photo[edit]

Hi, my name is Savannah and I work with the University of Minnesota Extension and with the Minnesota Master Naturalist Class. We are creating a publication for our Big Woods, Big Rivers class and within our publication is a photo credited by you. However I see no where to contact you, and I do see most of your images are public domain. The image I would like to use is Mounds Park on Dayton's Bluff in Saint Paul. The one I found on the web currently won't open so I cannot use that as a formal permission. If you could email me at smkisgen@umn.edu that would be great! Also this is time sensitive so promptness would be appreciated. Thanks. 146.57.245.74 (talk) 20:25, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Plummer bldg mayo 4988.jpg[edit]

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Meetup[edit]

Hello, Appraiser. Discussion of a 2010 Minnesota Wikipedia Meetup has begun. Please see the talk page. Jonathunder (talk) 23:16, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

  In the area? You're invited to the
   Minnesota meetup
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  Date: 31 October 2010
  Time: noon
  Place: Midtown Exchange Global Market,
East Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Suggestions for next Minnesota meetup?[edit]

Hi, Appraiser, do you have any suggestions for a next date or place for a Minnesota meetup? I was disappointed to miss last Sunday's meetup once a work meeting coincided with the time announced for the meetup. I would be happy to arrange a meetup soon. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 14:47, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

New meetup[edit]

  In the area? You're invited to the
   Minnesota meetup
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  Date: 20 November 2010
  Time: 1:00-3:30
(click here for full agenda)
R.S.V.P. by Nov. 17 for free lunch + parking
  Place: Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, Minnesota
44°57′00″N 93°06′20″W / 44.95°N 93.1055°W / 44.95; -93.1055
  

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Appraiser! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

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Service award level[edit]

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US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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United States National Archives WikiProject
Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Suspension of admin privileges due to inactivity[edit]

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Edit-a-thon at Hennepin County Library[edit]

Minneapolis History edit-a-thon

The Minnesota Wikipedia community and local historians are invited to edit entries in Wikipedia on Minneapolis history. Please help increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics by utilizing materials in the Minneapolis Collection. Find your own Minneapolis History topics to edit or work from a list developed by Special Collections Librarians.

Where: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 10-5 pm
10 am - 11 am Orientation to Minneapolis Collection
11 am - 5 pm Edit-a-thon
Website: Hennepin County Library, Special Collections, Map & Directions
Parking: Metered street parking or pay ramp in basement, enter on 4th Ave

For more information see Wikipedia talk:Meetup/Minnesota#2012. —innotata 00:31, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Twin Cities Wiki[edit]

Hi Appraiser,

My name is Brian and despite my Wikipedia username, I live in the Twin Cities metro area. I am recruiting a group of co-founders to get a Localwiki started for the Twin Cities. A localwiki is essentially a hyperlocal wiki for a community or group of communities. Some great examples of what we envision are TriangeWiki, DentonWiki, and DavisWiki. The first two are built on the same free software platform we will be using.

We are in the very initial stages and would love to have you help us build the wiki from the start. We will be located at twincitieswiki.org. The software is not up yet, but we have started a blog. Please let me know if you are interested by either posting on here, posting on my talk page, or contacting us via the website.

We very much look forward to any involvement and we are seeking out people to help us plan the wiki, write articles, advertise, fact check, etc. Please let us know your thoughts. Thanks for your time! --NDState 04:40, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

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Too Many Gratitudes[edit]

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Thank you for your outstanding contributions to the places and people of Minnesota! LouisChance (talk) 18:57, 6 June 2012 (UTC)


Great American Wiknic[edit]

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In the area? You're invited to the Great American Wiknic.

Place: near Minnehaha Falls at Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2012 (rain date July 8)
Time: 12–3 pm

  • Accessible from the Minnehaha Park light rail station, bus, walk, bike, or car
  • If driving, free parking available at 46th Ave. S, and pay parking in the park
  • Food and drink options nearby, or bring your own... maybe even to share!

See the meetup talk page for more. —innotata 00:03, 16 June 2012 (UTC)


Wikipedia Loves Libraries event[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to Wikipedia Loves Libraries in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County Library's Special Collections is hosting a Minneapolis history editathon on November 3. Help increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics by using materials in the Minneapolis Collection. Find your own topics to edit or work from a list developed by Special Collections librarians.

There will also be an intro for people new to Wikipedia, and tours of Special Collections.

Where: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Special Collections (4th floor)
When: 10am-4:30pm, Saturday, November 3, 2012

For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page. —innotata 01:48, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Notice of change[edit]

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Upcoming Wikipedia meetups[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota meetups.

To kick-off monthly meetups in the Twin Cities, two events will be held in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library this summer. These are mostly planned as opportunities for Wikipedians to discuss editing, but all are welcome!

Special Collections contains many valuable historical resources, including the Minneapolis Collection, consisting of files on hundreds of topics related to Minneapolis from neighborhoods to politicians (it's best to call or email in advance to request materials). Free wifi and several public computers are available.

Place: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Special Collections (4th floor)
Dates: Saturday, June 1
Saturday, July 6
Time: 12:30pm–2:30pm+

For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page.

This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list.innotata 14:00, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Great American Wiknic[edit]

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In the area? You're invited to the Great American Wiknic.

Place: north of Minnehaha Falls in Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2012
Time: 12–4 pm

  • Accessible from the Minnehaha Park METRO station, bus, walk, bike, or car
  • If driving, free parking available on 46th Ave. S, and pay parking in the park
  • Food and drink options nearby, or bring your own... maybe even to share!

For more, and to sign up (encouraged, not required) go to the meetup talk page.

This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list.innotata 03:10, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Minnesota Wikipedia Meetup on August 3[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota monthly meetup on August 3.

Place: Lavvu Coffee House
813 4th St SE, Minneapolis 55414
Date: Saturday, August 3
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm+

For more info and to sign up (not required), see the meetup talk page.

This invitation was sent to users who were interested in past events. If you don't want to receive future invitations, you can remove your name from the invite list.

innotata 23:35, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link fixing one-day contest[edit]

I have decided to put on a mini-contest within the November 2013 monthly disambiguation contest, on Saturday, November 23 (UTC). I will personally give a $20 Amazon.com gift card to the disambiguator who fixes the most links on that server-day (see the project page for details on scoring points). Since we are not geared up to do an automated count for that day, at 00:00, 23 November 2013 (UTC) (which is 7:00 PM on November 22, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the project page leaderboard. I will presume that anyone who is not already listed on the leaderboard has precisely nine edits. At 01:00, 24 November 2013 (UTC) (8:00 PM on November 23, EST), I'll take a screenshot of the leaderboard at that time (the extra hour is to give the board time to update), and I will determine from that who our winner is. I will credit links fixed by turning a WP:DABCONCEPT page into an article, but you'll have to let me know me that you did so. Here's to a fun contest. Note that according to the Daily Disambig, we currently have under 256,000 disambiguation links to be fixed. If everyone in the disambiguation link fixers category were to fix 500 links, we would have them all done - so aim high! Cheers! bd2412 T 01:45, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia Day Meetup on January 18[edit]

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In the area? You are invited to the upcoming Minnesota meetup in commemoration of Wikipedia Day.

  • Place: Seward Cafe
2129 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
  • Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
  • Time: noon

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Lake Itasca Mississippi Source.jpg[edit]

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