User talk:JGHowes/Archive 2

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Scouting barnstar

The Scouting Barnstar


-for excellent support of Scouting articles, especially in getting E. Urner Goodman to GA status. RlevseTalk 17:14, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Scouting WikiProject in the Signpost

We'll be in the Signpost on Wednesday, 2 Jan about 17:00 UTC, someone noticed us, be sure to read it, many of us get it, read it on my talk page if you like. RlevseTalk 02:04, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Ed Walker

I've noticed you've done allot work on the Ed Walker article. Found it rather interesting, I know Ed Walker, or 'Uncle Ed' as he's commonly referred to by friends. Although his hay day in radio was a bit before I can remember, too much synthetic (and quite a bit of organic) reality back in the 80s and 90s has curbed any memories of childhood lol..But anyway, I used to talk with him quite regularly when I lived in Maryland and was active on Ham Radio.. Heck, he even did some corny liners for me when I had my HF station going AM of course! Last I heard from him he was on the board of directors for the Radio and Television Museum in Bowie, Maryland. As far as I know he's still living in Bethesda. Small world.. Everybody loves Uncle Ed! :)

--DP67 (talk/contribs) 05:33, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

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Arizona Memorial

Good pont about original research, and I guess that's why somebody pulled it. Anyway, regarding time on the memorial, the guide asked everyone to leave when the next boat came in. Apparently the rapid exhaustion of tickets that day (gone by 11 AM) encouraged a fast turnaround. I was there just after Christmas but they told me running out of tickets early was becoming routine.

That made me smile

And chuckle a bit. I saw your comment on WP:NAR, and the fact that you are devoted enough to use a blackberry for editing Wikipedia, made me smile. Certainly don't take offense at this, just think about how silly it might seem to the novice user, and smile. Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia!--Vox Rationis (Talk | contribs) 21:24, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Interested?

Hi JGHowes,

I'm an admin at a wiki called PlaneSpottingWorld, (http://plane.spottingworld.com) and you seem like the type of preson who might be interested.

SpottingWorld is an organisation who are setting up wikis for people to use for anything about the wikis topic - we allow Events, Videos, Maps - everything!

Please let me know here or there if youre interested. It's currently doing REALLY badly, and we need to build a community and get users, or else all the other wikis will also fail.

If youre not interested, please disregard this message: I am contacting you via a reccomendation by User:DP67, a member of the SpottingWorld wikis.

Thanks,

Bluegoblin7 00:00, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Hello...

I went to Wikipedia and it said I had a message from you (though I wasn't logged in). It took me to the talk page for an ip address (I would look the block up to see if it was me, but can't figure out how to get back to that page once I logged in). It had a welcome comment from you noting to sign talk pages and explaining how (thanks, by the way!) I headed over here to see what's up and see if I could figure out how to work the talk page system correctly (I don't think I've ever used it). Should I have edit summaries for talk page entries? Malician (talk) 15:59, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Green tickYHello, Malician -
Got your msg, I've started this Talk page for you, where you can check messages, provided you're logged in with your Username.
Using edit summaries is strongly recommended on article edits, and most editors usually put a brief word or two in the edit summary for a Talk page message, too. One thing, make sure you sign all messages using 4 tildes like this: ~~~~. The Wikipedia software will then automatically include your username and timestamp when you Save page. I'd be happy to help with anything else, just let me know. Happy editing! JGHowes talk - 03:52, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Michael Burns PhD.jpg

User:JGHowes, you want to delete this image as per WP deletion policy. This image was not scanned from a dust jacket cover. It was created and edited by me from an image that was on the internet not copyrighted. What kind of rationale needs to be placed on the image page that would save it from deletion? Just because you have noticed that the picture is the same as that on a dust jacket does not mean that it was generated in the same way.--Drboisclair (talk) 19:30, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

\color{Red} \oplusYou should add your explanation at the image deletion discussion here; although, generally speaking, images from an unknown website are also likely to be deleted due to uncertain copyright status. JGHowes talk - 20:10, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
What is a CV? I was unaware that it was from a dust jacket cover. If you must delete it, delete it.--Drboisclair (talk) 02:59, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for using the cryptic acronym, "CV" is shorthand for copyright violation. Whoever took the original photo is the copyright holder, and only they can release it to the public domain or license its use on websites. A subsequent edit would be a "derivative" which is still subject to the same copyright restrictions.
As a non-free image, it could be used as Fair Use on Wikipedia, but only on an article about Burns' book, Dreyfus-a family affair (which Wikipedia doesn't have at present). A Fair Use image can't be used to illustrate a biography about a living person, however.JGHowes talk - 03:10, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

dyk

Updated DYK query On 14 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Towson United Methodist Church, 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.

--Archtransit (talk) 21:49, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

An article which you started, or significantly expanded, Hampton National Historic Site, was selected for DYK!

Updated DYK query On January 15, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Hampton National Historic Site, 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.

Thanks for your contributions! Nishkid64 (talk) 06:20, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

  • JGHowes, looks like I got credit for yours, and you got credit for mine. I did once go to Hampton NHS, and I must say, good job.--Bedford 14:51, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Re User warning to IP71.187.39.237

Hi Boris,

Just thought I'd drop by to say I agree with your reverting this anon. IP's edit to the John Wilkes Booth Lead. No question it was poorly worded and out of place. I was about to revert his edit myself when you beat me to it. The JWB article seems to attract a high level of vandalism and periodically we have to Semi-Protect it. But it seems to me that IP71.187.39.237 may have made a "good faith", if poorly done, edit. Assuming good faith (see assume good faith), a Level 4 Warning is a tad harsh, if it was a first time contributor (multiple users could be using that IP address, after all). My two cents TwoCents.JPG ... JGHowes talk - 22:03, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

I disagree; the user was previously warned three times, level 1, level 2, level 3, so it is difficult to assume good faith after 3 warning to stop vandalizing. And as well, I'm quite familiar about the assuming good faith policy; I felt your comments at time talkpage a little too patronizing for my liking. Crazy Boris with a red beard (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 02:43, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

You're absolutely right, I went back and looked at IP71.187.39.237's other 3 recent edits and clearly it's a blatant vandal. The JWB edit, by itself, wasn't so obvious. Didn't mean to patronize at all, your Talk page header indicates you've only been on Wikipedia for a week, so I just assumed you were unfamiliar with this JGHowes talk - 05:21, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Urner Goodman and Troop1.jpg

I like the image. I don't like the green circle. Can you get rid of the circle? Also, is Albert Hay Malotte in the photo? --evrik (talk) 15:23, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

  • I think the problem can be solved by adding descriptors in the caption and in the image description. Thanks for listening. --evrik (talk) 15:48, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:BSA Natl Jamboree 1937.jpg

Thank you for the image, it's great and is really useful in several other articles! I appreciate the contribution! YiS, Chris (クリス) (talk) 03:29, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Might you have any images relating to James P. Fitch? Chris (クリス) (talk) 05:18, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Bermuda Airport

Hi, I was just fiddling a bit with the airport page and I was wondering whether you'd agree to it being moved officially to L.F. Wade International Airport and having Bermuda International Airport and Bermuda Airport be the redirects. As far as I can tell this is now the "official" name of the airport (according to the airport's main page and various other sites) and not just a secondary name as it's put now. Regards, NcSchu(Talk) 17:40, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Done. NcSchu(Talk) 18:24, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Bibliography

I don't know if you had noticed my Scouting bibliography; all of this is part of my personal collection. If you ever need a fact check from one of these, just let me know. --— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 15:17, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

New York Times

I created a template to simplify NYT cites {{nytquery}}. Let me know what you think. --— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 20:50, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Spin and Marty

With your addition of the cover DVD image to the Spin and Marty article, would you say the black and white one is now superfluous? Or does it add to the reader's understanding, by virtue of being in black and white and the explanation about the introductory segment? I just wrote (or upgraded, I forget which) my FUR for the black and white one over the weekend, but I won't be crushed if only the color one is allowed to stand. What do you think? --Karen | Talk | contribs 05:36, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Well, I'd prefer both for that reason, but I'm mentally preparing myself for someone's challenge of it. :) --Karen —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mavarin (talkcontribs) 07:46, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Crosley Field

If you have a minute, I wonder if you'd mind looking at my merger proposal. Thank you! Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 06:55, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Ogden Nash and Lou Gehrig

I like it. It assumes that Baseball Almanac has it right, of course. But it's a verifiable reference. And the format is fine. You might get somebody arguing about the colors or something like that. The "Z" entry could maybe be put at the Baseball Hall of Fame article, as it's a good summing up of the game's great players. If someone claims it's POV-pushing, tell them to go back to watching their soccer match. :) Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 16:50, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

You could always run it by the project page. Or you could just do it. I think whoever posted it originally already did it for a number of the articles. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 16:54, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Excellent work. Thank you! :) Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 15:21, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
I have to say, it's kind of interesting to see your contributions as you worked your way through the alphabetical list. I wonder what someone would guess you were up to, before they checked it out. (Yes, yes, a left-brain is a dangerous thing.) :) Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 18:42, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

The article claims he's a Baltimore fan, but I suspect that's a joke, as he was from New York and his poem has a strong New York flavor, such as wishing Frank Frisch were back with the Giants. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 18:47, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Well, I should read more carefully. Obviously, he liked Baltimore. But I stand by my suspicion that his boyhood teams and players, the ones he revered, focused on New York. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 18:50, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

The Nash page could use some animal quotes. Here are some: [1] Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 18:52, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

This one has more animals. What I need to find is the list specifically connected with the Carnival of the Animals symphony. [2] Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 19:40, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
There's the one about the kangaroo, for example: [3] Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? 19:42, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Whippoorwill.ogg

FYI, I found an error concerning Image:Whippoorwill.ogg that you might want to be aware of. My comments are summarized at Image_talk:Whippoorwill.ogg. I think the best thing to do would be to rename the file but I'll leave that up to you. The Crow (talk) 01:40, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

[from image file discussion] — Here are some links where you can hear and distinguish the difference:

Chuck-will's-widow
whippoorwill
list of birdsongs
  • Thanks for informing me. I will rename the file and put it on the article for Chuck-will's-widow, Caprimulgus carolinensis. I take it you're quite familiar with the subject (I am not) and am wondering if you'd care to comment on the edit recently made to whippoorwill regarding the bird's "97% decline since 1983": this appears to be contradicted by its IUCN status of "Least concern". I looked at the reference given, and while whippoorwill populations may be declining in parts of Massachusetts, placing that in the article Lead may be giving it undue weight - your thoughts?JGHowes talk - 02:43, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm just a backyard naturalist, I can't really comment on the studies. I have observed that in north Georgia we stopped hearing whippoorwills altogether in the mid-80's, and the chuck-will's became vanishingly rare in the 90's. But that's just anecdotal observation. The Crow (talk) 13:55, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Fixed re-uploaded file as Image:Chuck-will's-widow birdcall.ogg and linked that file to the article Chuck-will's-widow. Have requested Speedy Delete of this now-orphaned file Image:Whippoorwill.ogg.

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Ed willard.jpg

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If it is determined that the image does not qualify under fair use, it will be deleted within a couple of days according to our criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thank you. Save-Me-Oprah (talk) 04:27, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

I sent Uncle Ed an email, Hopefully he'll have a picture to use in this article that can be released under GNU. Until then I'm not sure what the particulars are on the existing image. He knows his article is there and may even release this one I don't know.. --DP67 (talk/contribs) 10:23, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
FixedNon-free image now used only in article about the radio show/CD JGHowes talk - 06:35, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Towson United Methodist Church

The article Towson United Methodist Church you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg, see Talk:Towson United Methodist Church for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of said article. If you oppose this decision, you may ask for a reassessment. jackturner3 (talk) 21:11, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

DYK

Updated DYK query On 27 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Anita Nall, 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.

--Daniel Case (talk) 03:06, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Template:Non-free promotional discussion

Hello, JGHowes. Since you recently contributed to the lively deletion discussion for Template:Non-free promotional, I thought I'd let you know that I've continued the discussion about this template at Wikipedia talk:Non-free content#Template:Non-free promotional. The result of the deletion discussion was to keep the template, but there are still some questions about whether the current template serves a useful purpose and how to prevent its misapplication. Please contribute to the discussion if you are interested. —Bkell (talk) 17:54, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Images

See response to you image post on WP:SCOUT talk. RlevseTalk 19:02, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

dyk

Updated DYK query On 29 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article John Walker (organist), 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.

--Victuallers (talk) 13:27, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

First FA

Your first FA, congrats! RlevseTalk 01:49, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Ocean Grove

I had some quesions:

In the “Today” section of the current Ocean Grove article, it states:

“Beginning in the 1990s and continuing to the present, Ocean Grove has experienced a dramatic increase in property values.” This has not been the case since early last year. Anyone reading a newspaper is aware of real estate values declining. And they began declining in Ocean Grove around this time, also (as they did throughout much of NJ). Shouldn’t this be updated to reflect this?

In the same section it also states:

“There has been a considerable revival in the fortunes of the town, leading to a much less depressed community and the restoration of older hotel structures, many of which had deteriorated into Single Room Occupancy ("SRO") quarters.” Isn’t the phrase “a much less depressed community” opinion? I can find no article or reliable reference that makes or confirms that statement. It’s not in the article listed as a reference for the paragraph that follows this one on the Ocean Grove page (Michelle Sahn, "New life at old hotel site", Asbury Park Press, March 23, 2006). Therefore shouldn’t that statement be eliminated, as it’s opinion and not verifiable?

I would like to add the following to the site, but would like your opinion first:

To many “Grovers”, the destruction of the Ocean Grove Fishing Pier and boardwalk by the northeast winter storm of 1992, was devastating (Footnote to be added referencing A POINT OF PRIDE SWEPT OFF BY STORM - OCEAN GROVE LOST MORE THAN TIMBER. THE PIER WAS PART OF ITS LIFE. Source: William R. Macklin, Published December 14, 1992, Page S01, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)) With the town's spirits at an all time low, late one night two friends, Carol and Bob, climbed a 20' high piling and erected a dummy of a fisherman. Named "Ralph", an acronym for Rising Above the Long Pier of Hope, he immediately became a local favorite as he smiled down at beachgoers, and helped buoy the town’s spirits. This was demonstrated later that summer, when his image was used on T-Shirts by The Ocean Grove Fishing Club to help raise funds to rebuild the town’s century old, landmark, fishing pier (photo of t-shirt to be included). When the pier was rebuilt the following year, Ralph was given a permanent perch upon which to sit...and to this day he can be seen sitting there (photo). As an indication of his inspiration and popularity, in 2002, ten years after he was erected, the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association honored Ralph by making him the first fictional character to ever appear on the town’s summer beach badge (photo of beach badge to be included). Bilbobag (talk) 15:50, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Ocean Grove Auditorium Flag

The "undulating" flag referenced in the article was replaced about 4 years ago. I'll try to get the exact date. The flag shown in the phot of the auditorium (2007) is the new flag. This flag lights, but not in the undulating manner of the old one. Bilbobag (talk) 15:49, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

PCH page

Thanks for cleaning up the Publishers Clearing House entries. See...I do try do use references :) Bilbobag (talk) 23:36, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Ocean Grove Record

Hi JGH,

This was the entire content of the article when I deleted it:

The Ocean grove Record is an online newspaper serving Ocean Grove and Neptune NJ since 2004. A link to the paper is attached :

Ocean Grove Record website and homepage


Obviously, I'm not opposed to someone reposting an article with more content. NawlinWiki (talk) 13:08, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Rough collie.

I've reverted to the revision you linked. · AndonicO Hail! 18:56, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

FDR

Good Scouting addition to FDR article, but it's deterioated over time. The refs need some work, it would not pass a FAC today. Sumoeagle179 (talk) 13:40, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Letter

You have a letter from Goodman for that photo? Any more input on Hillcourt article? RlevseTalk 03:46, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

yes, EUG sent me a letter back in 1975 when I asked for a photo for a newspaper column I was writing as well as our OA Lodge newsletter. Seems to me I've seen a pix of Green Bar Bill with an OA sash, I'm still looking but moving very slowly due to being down with the flu since Tues. JGHowes talk - 03:59, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Your false accusation!

Obviously you do not watch 30 Rock or you would know that that in the 30 Rock universe, NBC is owned by the Sheinhardt Wig Company. It is an "official" logo. Accusing people of being vandals when you are obviously one is wrong! Also We Brief (talk) 14:19, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

System-users.svg Note: User:Also We Brief was subsequently blocked indef as a SSP

Stop harassing me!

Stop harassing me. This is your one and only warning! Also We Brief (talk) 19:11, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Re:Image

Yes, I speedy deleted the image and the uploader reuploaded it.

I left the user a message saying he is allowed to remove comments from his talk page (it shows he has read/understood them), but told the user not to call them vandalism.   jj137 (talk) 19:44, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

They don't have to, but I would say it's a good idea.   jj137 (talk) 20:08, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


Your GA nomination of Towson United Methodist Church

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know I am glad to be reviewing the article Towson United Methodist Church you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. jackturner3 (talk) 15:20, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Triple crown

It gives me great pleasure to award this triple crown to JGHowes in thanks for superb content contributions to Wikipedia. DurovaCharge! 01:53, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Your Majesty, could I have a ride in the Cessna? ;) DurovaCharge! 01:53, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

FUR tags

What's the purpose of these inline commented out FUR stmts you added to Hillcourt? I've not seen this before. All one has to do is click on the image to see its status. RlevseTalk 00:37, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I read somewhere that this should be done (perhaps as a legal notice for mirror sites?) but at the moment I can't find the specific reference. I've always included it, e.g., Fair Use images at EUG. I'm still looking... JGHowes talk - 00:50, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Bold: incipit and 1st headline

I delayed the bold from the first section, but you can leave the bold in the incipit. Graphic questions ;-) MOJSKA 666 (msg) 18:22, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Roman Catholic Church

Hi JG, thanks for your comment on the FAC page. I think I have addressed your comment by using one of the blockquote templates. I would like to know if my edit addressed your concerns or not. Can you please see the page again and let me know if it is still unsatisfactory? Thanks. NancyHeise (talk) 23:44, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Babe Ruth Story (1948 movie).jpg)

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Fixed, instance of vandalism in article where image is used JGHowes talk - 20:24, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Roman Catholic Church

There is a revote on the FA leave comments page of this article. You are invited to reexamine the article and either confirm or deny your previous support vote by voting again. Thanks. NancyHeise (talk) 08:16, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Order of the Arrow

You were recently involved in discussions on the article Order of the Arrow. Some of the issues brought up then were not resolved. If you are interested, please participate in the continued discussion at Talk:Order of the Arrow#Safeguarded material. --— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 13:52, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Triple crown request

Hi, thanks for requesting the imperial triple crown jewels. Unfortunately there's been a slight problem you might not have been aware of: my assistant and I count 3 citations you added to William Hillcourt; the published minimum for purposes of triple crown consideration is 10 inline citations. If that's a miscount I'll be happy to review diffs. Otherwise I'll look forward to seeing you soon when you get your next piece of featured content. Thanks very much for applying, and keep up the good editing. DurovaCharge! 17:50, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Bio guideline question

I don't know of any particular guideline that covers this, but I wouldn't be surprised if some sort of rules for these situations existed. In my experiences, I have written the old name and placed the new name in parentheses. I don't participate on the WikiProject Biography talk page, so I wouldn't know if any discussion on the matter has taken place. Nishkid64 (Make articles, not love) 20:22, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Jim Bakker edit

Hi, I have attempted to add some color as well as quotes from Jim Bakker both before, during and after the HeritageUSA scandals in the 1980's. These are from personal observations at the time as well as interviews conducted with Bakker and his wife and his aides. The content can be sourced at TIME magazine's articles at the time, with the byline of religion writer Dick Ostling. Regards, MarmadukePercy (talk) 20:58, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for clarifying the wikipedia policy. I've added a bit to Dick Ostling's page to take account of his work on the Jim & Tammy stories. See the accompanying footnote "Letter from the Publisher."MarmadukePercy (talk) 23:12, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Aviation Project Group

Please consider joining the Aviation Project Group. I undid a recent edit of yours on an aviation topic because this group has established some unique guidelines including formatting and use of words, dates and measures. FWIW Bzuk (talk) 21:09, 24 March 2008 (UTC).

JGHowes, thanks for writing. After considerable debate on discussion pages, a consensus-driven decision was made to establish a consistent dating across aviation articles. The accepted standard now for aviation articles is to have all dates appear as 17 August 2007. This practice has arisen because a number of foreign users had difficulty with reading the other ISO standard 08-17-07 or 17-08-07 formats (which one prevailed in their country?) as well the standard now for academic writing has been established for date, month, year, therefore the "formal" format became a written out date. Unlike some U.S. readers considering the month, date, year as a U.S. standard, it is also used in many other parts of the world and is sometime known as the "popular" style." The use of the new date format also allows for readers who have date preferences established in their browser to read the date in the style that they prefer. It is also a recommended standard in Wiki:Project Aviation because the vast majority of Wikipedia users do not have browser preferences set. As well, having a consistent style of date formating is merely standard practice. I know it amounts to a lot of repetitive editing but I only do it on articles wherein I make a substantial contribution. Thanks again for your note. FWIW Bzuk (talk) 21:50, 24 March 2008 (UTC).

Twinkle

You may be interested in WP:TW, a really great set of anti-vandalism and maintenance tools. You can enable Twinkle from Special:Preferences > Gadgets. --— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 13:08, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, Ed, I'm aware of Twinkle, but I can't use it because my browser is IE. I do use WP:ROLLBACK when possible, but for multiple/complex vandalism the old "Undo" is necessary JGHowes talk - 01:43, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

DYK

Hi. I've nominated Washingtonian (B&O), an article you worked on, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created/expanded on March 30, where you can improve it if you see fit. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 03:58, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Bundjalungwelcome.jpg

Thanks for retouching it, but the picture is still s***, and isn't Wikipedia-standard IMHO. Peter1968 (talk) 21:50, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

DYK again

Updated DYK query On 7 April, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article KILI-FM, 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.

- Thanks for your contributions! - Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 14:48, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter

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Imperial triple crown jewels

Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial triple crown jewels upon JGHowes for your contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FA. Cirt (talk) 11:28, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for contributions to the project, Great work, especially on Royal Blue (B&O train), nice work, quite a comprehensive article. May you wear the crowns well. Cirt (talk) 11:28, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Hey, no prob, you deserve it. Cirt (talk) 14:42, 11 April 2008 (UTC)


Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church

Congratulations on obtaining GA status for the article you nominated, and into which you obviously put a lot of effort. Thank you for all your hard work. StAnselm (talk) 22:57, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Template:Infobox church/sandbox: Colour-coding system

Hi, JG. Following discussions with other editors, I've worked out a colour-coding system that will cause the template to automatically display certain background colours depending on which denomination a church belongs to: see "Template talk:Infobox church#Actual and proposed updates" (and let's continue the conversation there). Your input on the colours I've chosen so far are most welcome. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:43, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: New York Times archives

Since late September, all New York Times articles since 1987 have been freely accessible. There are two ways I do it: either I search for the article title in quotes with Google (which will usually bring up the free version of the article), or If I don't know the article title, I change search/restricted/article" in the URL to "gst/abstract.html", press enter, and the URL is automatically converted to the new format if a free version of the article can be found. Graham87 01:09, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

re: Focus on the Family CV

Diligent research on finding the contribution edit. And thanks for issuing a warning. I myself did a bit of research into the anon. Ends up the IP resolves to "The DeMoss Group", a Christian, faith-based public relations firm. And I bet you can't guess who one of there clients is? (here is a hint: [4]) If their client indeed intended to release their content under the GFDL, then they should state so explicitly on their website or file an OTRS report here with Wikipedia. Until then, we'll have to assume that this was a copyvio (even if it was in good "faith", excuse the pun). -Andrew c [talk] 22:29, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Image:Garrett Farm.gif

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Orphaned non-free image (Image:Lou Gehrig HoF.jpg)

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Please see WP:NFCC criteria # 1. Milk’s Favorite Cookie (Talk) 23:34, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
And your point is? If there's a free image portrait of Lou Gehrig in his Yankee playing days suitable for the Infobox, where is it? I've been looking ever since I started contributing to that article a year ago, and have yet to find one. JGHowes talk - 00:34, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
This would work well.... Milk’s Favorite Cookie (Talk) 01:39, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
I don't think much of that one. It's not really identifiable as Gehrig, IMO. JGHowes talk - 16:57, 18 April 2008 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:AGO logo.png}

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Fixed - put NFUR in template format JGHowes talk - 20:04, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Rawhide.jpg

I have tagged Image:Rawhide.jpg as {{orphaned fairuse}}. In order for the image to be kept at Wikipedia, it must be included in at least one article. If this image is being used as a link target instead of displayed inline, please add {{not orphan}} to the image description page to prevent it being accidentally marked as orphaned again. Melesse (talk) 06:17, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Fixed, article created — Rawhide (1938 film) JGHowes talk - 06:26, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Camden Yards station

Actually, considering the precedents that we have on other articles where the subject changed names (Electro-Motive Diesel comes to mind as the closest analogy), I'm more inclined to think it should be at "Camden Yards". However, since that location is currently a redirect to the ballpark, it seems to me that the current title is best and the redirect should be changed to a disambig page, but since I'm not in Baltimore, I wouldn't necessarily know which is the more prominent usage of the name. Slambo (Speak) 17:50, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Lou Gehrig

After looking, it seems you are correct regarding the vets committee, but the writers didn't vote on him either (at least according to the HOF website), so "unanimous" isn't really accurate either. Any thoughts on what would be more accurate? "Special election" maybe? Thanks. - Masonpatriot (talk) 20:27, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

RE:Theodore Epp rating

Im sorry. I have removed the no-infobox and image tag. But I think it is still a stub.

KillerGorillaV (Talk) 03:29, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

WP:X Assessment

Please see my reply here - Tinucherian (talk) 04:27, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks for your quick response on this cumbersome task. JGHowes talk - 05:06, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

GA review for Baltimore Steam Packet Company

I've reviewed the article Baltimore Steam Packet Company for its GA nomination. There are some prose issues and one image issue that should be able to be addressed within seven days, so I have placed it on hold for now. — Bellhalla (talk) 16:35, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

The prose fixes all look good so I've updated the GA review. Let me know when you get the image issue completely resolved, and I'll be happy to promote the article. — Bellhalla (talk) 15:49, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

5/4 DYK

Updated DYK query On 4 May, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Baltimore Steam Packet Company , 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.

--Bedford 20:14, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Lucille Ball

Can you please explain to me why you unarchived the Lucille Ball talk page? I see no real reason that it has been unarchived. Please explain. Thank you Canyouhearmenow 03:38, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

I can fully understand that, however, the part of the talk page that you unarchived was talk that went on while I was trying to get it to GAstatus. I just don't see a reason or rhyme as to why it would be something that would need to be unarchived. There is no current conversation going one with those topics and the article has now gone GA. I guess I am just unclear as to why they need to be opened? Canyouhearmenow 03:59, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks bud, I just want to kind of keep it clean looking. I really want to start moving it towards FA status when I come back off my little break. Thanks for your help. I had the page protected because of IP vandalism. I did not realize that the semi block had expired! I will have to watch it now. Thanks again Canyouhearmenow 04:13, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Hi, I do not understand why the Lucille Ball talk page needs to be archived. Just because YOU chose to archive it, there is not necessarily a consensus. 151.203.250.9 (talk) 21:12, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg The old msgs were just archived, not deleted, by another editor with agreement of 2 others JGHowes talk - 11:15, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:AltPressMagCover.jpg

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Fixed FUR tag/link added JGHowes talk - 15:37, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:KPIE airport logo.png)

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FieldTurf

Hey JG, You've recently warned Jayjaysmo about deleting content from the FieldTurf article without stating a reason so I thought I'd let you know he has struck again. 24.211.155.222 (talk) 23:08, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Green tickY Another warning sent to him. If he repeats, he will be blocked. JGHowes talk - 15:42, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

I think you posted a message on my user talk page that was intended for someone else by accident. It says not to delete stuff from other user's talk pages, but I don't think I've done that. Take a look when you can. 24.211.155.222 (talk) 10:31, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
Resolved
msg sent in error JGHowes talk - 11:15, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter

Tagging

Hi,

I tagged these because I used the CommonsHelper to migrate them there, for some reason it did it but they didn't show up..? Thanks --92.10.88.48 (talk) 20:35, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Re. Warning to new user JLE1021

Hello JGHowes and thank you for reporting this to me. I had automatically reverted this user after he blanked an article, but after checking his recent history I see that he did that in good faith. I have removed the warning I had left on his talk page. Thank you. Regards, Húsönd 15:58, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

JP Cultural refs

Hi just moved the project tags at the main art across to cultural refs - they may need changing in that new art - cheers SatuSuro 00:43, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Picture of Catherine Zeta-Jones

Are you sure that it's Catherine Zeta-Jones and not Jill Hennessy ? J-L Cavey (from fr.wikipedia.org) 81.65.193.78 (talk) 16:51, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, of course. I'm with her in the original picture at an event she attended in Bermuda with Michael Douglas (I cropped myself out for the Wikipedia upload). JGHowes talk - 16:54, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Lizard.

I simply moved the iamge down below. A photo of a live lizard it better for the textbox. The diversity of lizardscan be placedsomewhere else. Plus the numerous photos of different lizards already so the diversity. 69.29.254.57 (talk) 21:23, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Re:Wawelberg Group

Per WP:SNOW, it is already clear that the merge proposal lacks support.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 11:04, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Marylander (B&O train)

Updated DYK query On 27 May, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Marylander (B&O train), 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.

--BorgQueen (talk) 13:16, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Lou Gehrig stamp.png)

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Fixed image restored to article JGHowes talk - 14:36, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

DYK

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--Maxim(talk) 23:10, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Barnhouse image

I asked for input on the fair-use rationale for Image:Donald G Barnhouse.jpg. You may want to add your two cents. (Nothing personal, you understand. I'd like to have an image in there, if possible.) --Flex (talk/contribs) 14:34, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Nice article

Nice Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad article.

Smallbones (talk) 03:37, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad

Updated DYK query On 4 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, 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.

--BorgQueen (talk) 18:58, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter

Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913

Hi, you just removed information from Benedictus (Song of Zechariah) on the grounds that it was a copyvio -- but it was taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913 which is in the public domain. You can see the original here at Wikisource. This is explained on the face of the article in the References section.

I propose to restore the material, but perhaps you would like to do so, to avoid the appearance of edit warring. - Fayenatic (talk) 12:09, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Resolved: see article talk for reply

DYK

Updated DYK query On 11 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Robert W. Peterson (writer), 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.

--Royalbroil 05:02, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Terry Sanford

I've put a lot of work into this article lately and hope to nominate it for FAC in a couple of days. If you could look it over and give it a good copyedit, etc, I'd really appreciate it. RlevseTalk 00:51, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Your Bermuda lighthouse image

Hi, I used your image http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Gibbs_light.jpg on my blog. I posted it earlier today, but neglected to include the attribution. I have edited the post, and it now includes the attribution. My apologies. Davidcohen (talk) 13:33, 24 June 2008 (UTC) It's http://rottobloggo.blogspot.com Regards, Davidcohen (talk) 23:37, 24 June 2008 (UTC)