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24 September 2014

Question about "see also" listings on Pope Francis[edit]

Hi, Bmclaughlin9 -- First, I want to congratulate you on all the good work you have done on the Pope Francis article!!!! Second, I hope it's ok to write you a note here. I'm not sure if the "intentionally left blank" note means that you welcome notes, but that you erase them after you deal with them...or if there is a separate place to contact you. In any event, I see you deleted the "see also" notes for "List of popes" and "Holy See." I tried to find them before I listed them -- and now I do see that "List of popes" is a link to "266th," the current pope's position in the history of the papacy. However, I still can't seem to find a wikilink to "Holy See." Am I just missing it? (By the way, on the talk page, under "Holy See," I have been trying to gain consensus for including a reference to the Holy See in the lead -- saying that "as such, he is the leader of the worldwide church, the Bishop of Rome with ecclesiastical authority over the Holy See, and the Sovereign for the Vatican City State. So far, there has been no consensus, but I do think this reference to the Holy See should be part of the lead. Do you want to weigh in on that discussion? I think everyone would respect your opinion.... Anyway, please excuse me if I am just missing the Holy See wikilink. I'm getting old and my eyes are getting weak! :) NearTheZoo (talk) 16:48, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks very much for your response on my talk page, my friend! I also like to avoid conflict, and try to work things out. If you do get a chance to see the "Holy See" question on the talk page, I think you'll see there is really no conflict -- just an attempt to figure out what might or might not be appropriate. In any event, I am personally filled with hope that Pope Francis will be an extraordinarily important religious leader for our world. We all need examples of men and women of faith...and the eyes of the world will rest upon him. Best wishes, NearTheZoo (talk) 17:18, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
Seek your opinion/assistance in burgeoning edit conflict with user:DeCausa on 3. level subhead Pallotine martyrs segment, which has now twice been deleted from the Relationships with Argentine govt section under Dirty War. Pls advise MrsKrishan (talk) 17:07, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for entering debate, not yet convinced on the merits of your narrow secular POV (aka tyranny of relativism) see User_talk:MrsKrishan#Pope_Francis on (1) what is meant by "relationship" (2) relevance to Petrine keys (3) relevance to dictorship of ideology

Pope John Paul I Page[edit]

Hi Bmclaughlin9. Before the main picture on the Pope John Paul I page was changed to the one of him as a cardinal, there was a previous one of him as pontiff that was used for a while. Here is the link to the picture: Were there any copyright issues with this picture? I'm just trying to wonder why it got taken down and replaced with a picture of Pope John Paul I as a cardinal. Also, I was wondering if it would be possible for you to find a picture of him as pope that can work with all the rules of wikipedia. If there isn't one, I was also wondering if you can switch it with the picture of him with Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) and use that as the main picture and put the cardinal image in a different part of the document? I would do all of this myself, but not only do I not know how to do it, but I don't know if I'm even allowed to haha. I was just wondering what you thought about this.

Precious again[edit]

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Thank you for the dedication you showed in reviews to get to the core of a topic and say something meaningful and interesting with precision in the shortest possible way, concentrating on the essential, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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A year ago, you were the 74th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:10, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

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You've been conscripted![edit]

Hey B.M.--

Toby Higbie of the UCLA History Dept. is going to have a course in the coming term (begins Tuesday) in which he's going to assign each person in his 100 student class to write or improve a Wikipedia article on the biography of a labor or political leader, union, or other political institution. I've told him I'd try to round up four or five sympathetic Wikipedians to be available to answer any questions the students during the term. The assignment is due May 30 and college students being college students, it can reasonably be expected that the bulk of the queries will happen in the week or two prior to that date. I like your work and your constant activity and thought of you. May I list your WP talk page as a contact address for them? Please do let me know. Best, —Tim /// /// Carrite (talk) 23:30, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, but I'd rather not. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 01:53, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
No worries, thanks. Carrite (talk) 02:06, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Robert James Carlson neutrality tag[edit]

The neutrality tag was left in the wake of this edit. I will remove the tag. Thanks for reminding me. Quis separabit? 17:01, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Adaptations of Les Misérables[edit]

Hi, there has been a proposal to remove all the images in Adaptations of Les Misérables.

As a major contributor in the article, perhaps you might want to comment here: [1]

Cheers, Azylber (talk) 22:54, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Elizabeth Hawes[edit]

This was the first major article I put together, so I've been sitting by watching your edits with great interest. I'm not going to step on your toes or claim ownership or anything, but just wanted to say, thank you, it's looking good and it's nice to see someone else taking interest in an article I started up, especially such an early one which obviously needed tons of work. All best. Mabalu (talk) 21:09, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Talk:In the Garden of Beasts[edit]

I added this information to the talk page. I dispute that it is trivial, there is too much of a resemblance between the titles. However much more notable ITGOB ended up being, it is wrong to ignore how much these two things resemble each other:

  • An American in Hitler's Berlin
  • An American Family in Hitler's Berlin

Are you alleging this is a mere coincidence? Ranze (talk) 00:34, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Nice work! Hopefully we'll have a stable version of Coalition for Marriage now. You earned this Jenova20 (email) 08:39, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Project September/October[edit]

A break from editing for several weeks. Instead taking some photos along the Via Podiensis, And not even doing much of that. La France profonde à pied. Checking in here only very occasionally. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 16:13, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Dorothy Day[edit]

You've been doing fabulous work there. It's been a pleasure watching it unfold over the last few days.— alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 21:38, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

You're obviously more familiar with Wikipedia style than I. I linked the reference to John Reed because I'm not sure that the typical reader would understand that Day was using his nickname, since he is better known by his proper/familiar name. The reference that clarifies that is down near the bottom of the page, and only a minority of readers (if newspaper reader habits are any indication) likely get that far beyond lead paragraphs. Would it be okay, do you know, to put the name in parens, i.e., Jack (John) Reed, or would that be equally problematic? I'm only seeking clarity. Thanks for your explanation of your edit, by the way. I just noticed an alert to your edit, by chance, while editing a truly dreadful (and probably long standing) lead paragraph on the Moynihan Secrecy Commission article. Activist (talk) 04:17, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Easily fixed. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 00:09, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Easy for some. You did good. Activist (talk) 20:57, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

"out of state"[2][edit]

That's a good question, actually: If you get married in Canada, do these states need to rec your marriage as they would a straight marriage? — kwami (talk) 07:47, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Stuart Murphy[edit]

Hi Bmclaughlin9. Will you please discuss your edits on the articles talk page? Coming in and reverting against consensus, and re-adding material that has been determined to violate WP:BLP without discussion can be perceived as being contentious. Thanks, Tiptoety talk 01:57, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

I made no such edits. You need to read more carefully. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 02:07, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
I apologize. I clicked the wrong diff, I was intending to contact the editor who made this edit. Cheers, Tiptoety talk 02:08, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Kitchen v. Herbert oral argument day[edit]

Court of Appelas already set up the dates for hearing oral argumenst for Kitchen v. Herbert and Bishop v. Smith cases. Its 10th and 17th of April. Source is here And i checked it, it's right information So its time to make changes in articles about oral argument days. Don't you think so? (talk) 22:11, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Done. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 22:30, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Run Silent, Run Deep[edit]

Thanks very much for clarifying the story line of Run Silent, Run Deep.

In my view, it matters what happened prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. There is still no consensus about events leading to the attack on Pearl Harbor. It's clear that Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)'s administration was embargoing scrap metal and especially oil shipments to Japan. I remember hearing Noam Chomsky on the radio saying that FDR embargoed oil not because of the Nanking Massacre but because US business was not allowed to profit from it.

The Wikipedia article on events leading to the attack on Pearl Harbor makes it fairly clear, I think, that both Japan and FDR considered the oil embargo a provocation to war, even though FDR on Dec. 8, 1941, asked congress to condemn the Dec. 7 "unprovoked attack" on Pearl. This is important for interpreting the news today.

If US submarines had attacked Japanese shipping in Japanese territorial waters, that would have escalated substantially the level of provocation. I don't think that happened, but that's a possible interpretation of the wording of the articles when I went to a library to examine the novel and edited the articles accordingly.

Thanks again for clarifying this. DavidMCEddy (talk) 01:18, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your efforts![edit]

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Your name came up on a Wikipediocracy thread about solid content writers who don't get the credit they deserve and I just wanted to drop by and do a little of that. Thanks for your work on behalf of The Project! Carrite (talk) 17:21, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

José de Anchieta[edit]

There is strong evidence that participates in the ejecuución Anchieta, historical sources are contradictory. See it here: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:15, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Palmer Raids[edit]

(sorry for my english, im not a native speaker) Hi. I've seen that you edited this article alot, I would appreciate if you'll take care of the "[clarification needed]" that I've placed in the start of "Raids and arrests in January 1920". thnx, Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 07:29, 11 June 2014 (UTC) Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 07:29, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Yoav Nachtailer (talk) 16:20, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Courtesy notice[edit]

I am challenging the reliability of a source you included in an article with this edit. Please see Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Gregory Douglas and for more information. Thanks! Location (talk) 05:53, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

I made appropriate changes to Carmel Offie. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 21:29, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Cheers! Location (talk) 21:51, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Your dedication to updating and improving a wide range of LGBT and other articles is appreciated! You're awesome. Teammm talk
17:31, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanx for your revert[edit]

Thank you for reverting the 9/22 edit of the OKC bombing page. I noticed the anonymous contributor's IP address is registered to Blue Shield of Calfornia, and that whoever has been editing from that address (whether they be one person or more than one person) has been warned, reverted, and blocked many times over the past several years. Although I doubt that Wikipedia has an issue with legitimate edits originating from what seems to me to be a work computer during working hours, I must wonder if Blue Shield of Calfornia (or any other organization) has an issue with one or more of their employees (who are presumably on the clock) spending their time editing Wikipedia. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Leveretth (talk) 19:31, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

It's best just to move on, unless the vandalism is large-scale. The warnings are scattered over several years. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 19:38, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Timothy R. McVeigh[edit]

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Awesome 10/10 work on making McVeigh v. Cohen a much improved article. hbdragon88 (talk) 02:23, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Info update[edit]

The first sentence in the section says: On September 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court can consider appeals in five cases from Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Utah at any of its private conferences, the first of which was held September 29, 2014. Is there any news about it? (today is 30th). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:28, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

No. When something happens it will be all over the news. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 13:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)