User talk:Cliffswallow-vaulting

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Doing my best in a dysfuctional mileau...

I love Wikipedia, even though it is dysfunctional at times, but then you know, the wider world is dysfunctional too...


A belated welcome![edit]

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Again, welcome! Dougweller (talk) 07:02, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Doug, thanks for the welcome! :-) Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 08:41, 6 May 2014 (UTC)


Sources[edit]

Hi Cliff, please cite sources for your additions to Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. See Help:Referencing for beginners fo help with this. Graham87 03:03, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

European colonization of the Americas[edit]

I see you addition of a county category was reverted - I'd say correctly. Why pick on one county not even mentioned in the article? Whatever your reason, wouldn't that mean that a huge number of counties could be added? (I'm not watching this page so would need to be pinged, eg {{ping|Dougweller}} if you reply, or post to my talk page). Dougweller (talk) 07:04, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Doug, thanks for the welcome! :-)
I got ahead of myself there. St. Mary's County, Maryland was the site of the first Maryland colony (it was in St. Mary's City, Maryland which is in St. Mary's County, a very tiny county). Anyway, I assumed reference to it would already be in the article but it isn't, my apologies. Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 08:44, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Category:Religious freedom[edit]

Category:Religious freedom, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. EvergreenFir (talk) 00:53, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Religious freedom[edit]

It is unclear what you mean by "religious freedom" when you add the category to articles. You seem to be adding this to unrelated articles. There is already a category Category:Freedom of religion. EvergreenFir (talk) 00:54, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for that literal explanation. There is no need for two categories. If you feel Category:Freedom of religion should be renamed, please propose a "move" at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion. EvergreenFir (talk) 00:58, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
You might want to look up the word literal.
In the meantime, how do we add the widely used term "religious freedom" to the category with the less widely used "freedom of religion"? Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 01:00, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
I know the meaning of "literal". When I asked you for what you "mean by religious freedom", I was mostly asking why you were adding it to those pages. Some did not seem related. Anyway, please bring up your rationale for changing the category's name on either Wikipedia:Categories for discussion or Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_May_23#Category:Religious_freedom. EvergreenFir (talk) 01:03, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Ok I'm not trying to be rude, sorry.
But (respectfully) you must not have read the articles (or even just used a "find" search within the page with your browser.
I say this, not to be rude, but because you are creating work for me.
A quick summary of why these articles relate to "religious freedom" or "freedom of religion"
1) St. Mary's City, Maryland-- Birthplace of religious freedom in America (and site of the first Maryland colony, a refuge for persecuted Catholics).
2) St. Mary's College of Maryland -- located on the ruins of St. Mary's City and also established by the state of Maryland as a "Living monument to religious freedom".
3) John Pendleton Kennedy -- he was very involved in founding St. Mary's College of Maryland as a "Living monument to religious freedom" (which it finally was, by act of the Maryland state legislature (see above).
4) Charles Calvert (Lord Baltimore)-- holder of the grant to the first Maryland colony (and it's first settlement, St. Mary's City)-- it was his idea to make it a place of religious freedom (for all Christian sects, who normally were at war with each other in his day).
5) Cecil Calvert son of Charles Calvert. His father Charles died unexpectedly and passed the colonial grant to him. Cecil continued the mission to make it a place of religious freedom (the first such place in North America).
6) Leonard Calvert, Cecils brother who actually went to the new colony and enforced the mandate of religious tolerance at great risk to his own life. Also first governor of the Maryland colony.
7) Maryland toleration act-- one of the first laws in the Americas mandating religious tolerance / proscribing religious persecution.
8) Other category member articles on persecution of religious groups, or their "emancipation" (legal cessation of discrimination against them) should be self evident.
If I have missed anything, please read those articles more carefully. Thanks, Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 01:17, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
I've added a {{Category redirect}} to the "Religious freedom" category. Your use of categories on Wikipedia, such as at St. Mary's College of Maryland and St. Mary's City, Maryland, is remarkably eccentric. Categories are for articles *directly* related to the subject, and Wikipedia tries to use specific categories rather than general ones. Please read the guideline on subcategorisation. Graham87 04:57, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Kapteyn b[edit]

Hello,

I found this site, which has many pictures on this topic, and "The Planetary Habitability Laboratory Website Content by The Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License."

http://phl.upr.edu/press-releases/kapteyn Misibacsi (talk) 14:42, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

I will look into it. Many thanks! :-)
Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 23:20, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

your username[edit]

reminds me of this Jytdog (talk) 00:22, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Oh my gosh, that is INCREDIBLE!
Nice to hear from you! :-) Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 00:29, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

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Re:Lucille Clifton image[edit]

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Thanks for the explanation, very helpful! :-)
Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 08:03, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for letting me know about the problem with the link rot tag on the St. Mary's College article. Folklore1 (talk) 17:25, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! :-)

Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 17:48, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of St. Mary's College of Maryland/Archive 1[edit]

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The articles are different. One is about the modern-day college and one is about the history of the college.
Thanks, Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 15:05, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Missing posts Talk:St. Mary's College of Maryland[edit]

Hi, most of the older posts are missing from the archive. The is because you deleted them. This needs to be corrected. I think the best way is to restore the version before you removed the 50,000 plus bytes. Then add all the pertinent talk that you've added since. As long as the archive template is the rest is automatic. You don't create the archive page, the bot does. It may take a few days it runs a pattern across the thousands of pages it patrols, but it will do it. It's all automatic once you've added the template. Cheers, GcSwRhIc (talk) 15:36, 17 September 2014 (UTC)