User talk:Gerry D
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- 1 You might like this
- 2 Nov 19 PSU
- 3 Re: Simon B. and Raymond B.
- 4 Cogan House Covered Bridge
- 5 Disambiguation link notification
- 6 Merry Christmas
- 7 Flickr
- 8 Disambiguation link notification
- 9 Merge discussion for Hocking Hills State Park
- 10 Done
- 11 checking neutrality of your edit
- 12 Disambiguation link notification for March 7
- 13 Peer review request
- 14 FLRC
- 15 Retired
- 16 Main page appearance: Worlds End State Park
- 17 Precious
- 18 Merry Christmas
- 19 Welcome back
- 20 Comment requested
- 21 Non-free rationale for File:A&W Cream Soda.JPG
- 22 Ricketts photo
- 23 Black Shoe Diaries
You might like this
- I rev del'ed the Salladasburg edit - thanks for catching it! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 16:54, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
Nov 19 PSU
Hope I didn't cause a problem by jumping in and editing the PSU opponent. I was out of the house for 3 hours on business (during the game, unfortunately, and my car radio doesn't work). Wikipedia became my quick 1st source for the game outcome. Thanks for your linescore & summary. Bob305 (talk) 02:22, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
Re: Simon B. and Raymond B.
Thanks for catching these. I made redirects for both "new" names and added them to each lead as alternate names. I can work on maps - already fixed the 20 Must-see parks in some (Worlds End for sure), so I can do that - it is a tab within the Find a park link now. Got a bunch of pictures at Leonard Harrison yesterday - will update one or two and may ask on another one or two. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:03, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
- The 20 must see state parks are all updated now. When I was updating the end of the alphabet I fixed the map links there. Will work on the rest from Y down. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:31, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Cogan House Covered Bridge
Thanks - I made a quick trip to see the newly restored Lairdsville Covered Bridge today to celebrate. Not officially opened yet, but the guy in the construction trailer let me walk across. They did a beautiful job! Also saw today that one end of Sonestown CB is being held up by a stak of railroad ties and some rocks - post Lee damage. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:14, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
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and best wishes for 2012!
|Thanks for all you do here, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 20:34, 24 December 2011 (UTC)|
- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Finetooth (talk) 21:47, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
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Merge discussion for Hocking Hills State Park
An article that you have been involved in editing, Hocking Hills State Park, has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. OSU1980 22:27, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for your participation, Gerry. I responded on the article's talk page in hopes to address any concerns in regards to the merger proposal. OSU1980 23:41, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
- ...and once again it is gone. Thanks, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:34, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
checking neutrality of your edit
Hi Gerry D,
I was the one who put in the Corbett quote at the end of the Joe Paterno article. I live in England and am very far removed from being involved with any of this, but the involvement of the state governor seemed interesting/notable to me. Here in England universities have a 'vice chancellor' and the actual chancellor is not allowed to get involved in any way (sort of like a redundant royalty). So the direct involvement of the governor seemed notable and the local news account of someone interviewing the governor, who said people have different memories of what was said, seemed notable.
I have to say that the position right at the end of the article may not have been neutral point of view. I also by the way think that the Jenkins article is not neutral point of view. For example (being someone far away) I am neutral not only on the rightness wrongness of anything Paterno did, but also neutral on the possible innocence/guilt of Sandusky, and neutral on the role of the state governor.
However, I note that you are local to Pennsylvania, and I wonder if you have thought of the question of whether you are in a neutral frame of mind to say it is moot whether the governor thinks people have different recollections of things.
It seems somehow an interesting concept, of people having a slightly different recollection of things that were said or intended by what was said, as opposed to actions which are certainly provable and clear.
I wonder if you think that putting the corbett quote about what he told the board somewhere else in the article rather than deleting it is a good idea, or if you think it is just not notable.
- I see your points and can understand your concern. I freely admit to being a fan of Joe Paterno and Penn State. My concern with the article is the undo weight given to the Sandusky scandal. I feel like it simply takes up too much space in the article. Perhaps what was there could be trimmed back some? Gerry D (talk) 23:37, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
- Additionally, even if Corbett had "ordered" Paterno's firing the University would be under no obligation to follow his "order." The university is a "state-related" university, not a state-funded university. The differences are larger than they appear. Penn State, for the most part, is able to fund itself through research, grants, and of course the football program. Gerry D (talk) 23:40, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
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Peer review request
I saw your name on the list of peer review volunteers and wondered if you'd be willing to review my recent contribution, Bear Head Lake State Park in Minnesota. I'd really appreciate another opinion of its readability and proper style. Totally optional, and no rush, or course. -McGhiever (talk) 00:48, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
I have nominated List of Pennsylvania state parks for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:57, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for the heads up and no worries. I should be able to fix it - actually was going to work on updating some covered bridge articles today. Oh well. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 15:50, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
- Hard to do the work if there is no time and little or no interest. Let me know if there is anything you want me to add to my watchlist. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:46, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
Main page appearance: Worlds End State Park
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Worlds End State Park is a 780-acre (316 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The park, nearly surrounded by Loyalsock State Forest, is in the Loyalsock Creek valley, just east of the borough of Forksville. The name Worlds End has been used since at least 1872, but its origins are uncertain and the park was officially known as Whirls End State Forest Park from 1936 to 1943. The park's land was once home to Native Americans, followed by settlers who cleared the land for subsistence farming and later built sawmills. The second growth forests in and surrounding Worlds End State Park are partially a result of the efforts of the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. They helped overcome the clearcutting of the early 20th century, and built many of the facilities that have earned the park a place on the National Register of Historic Places. A wide variety of wildlife is found in the park, which is also part of an Important Bird Area. The park offers year-round recreational opportunities, including environmental education, hiking, camping in tents and cabins, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing. (Full article...)
|Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas 2012!
Happy New Year and all the best in 2013!
Thanks for all you've done here,
and best wishes for the year to come.
|Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:48, 25 December 2012 (UTC)|
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Thanks for the find! I uploaded it on Commons as File:Ricketts, PA postcard.jpg and added it to the Ricketts article. I think a picture of the sawmill is better for the Ricketts Glen State Park article. I looked on eBay to see if there were old postcards of it there (as the current image is such low resolution) and found this letterhead from the Trexler and Turrell sawmill with a nice engraving of the mill. I am pretty sure I could get the image and since it is dated, we could use it on Wiki too. What do you think? Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:34, 25 July 2013 (UTC)