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Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:23, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Eighty?? By the metre it's 50, surely. How is it 80?

By the way, you've been making great edits. Nice copy editing and fixes.

Now, as it appears that you're in China :) how about some lovely photos of the places you visited? We always, always need town images. This Category:Populated places in Hainan has articles with no images. Also, if you visit a town and take a photo of the main road or centre area, that town could become a candidate for an article--an article that even you can create.

Best wishes, and again, welcome. You're a good asset! :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 22:54, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I live in Haikou City, have taken a taxi many times to and from the airport. If you take a taxi from GuoMao, the cost will be around RMB 80. The further you have to travel, the more you pay unless you bargain. JimnChina (talk) 02:15, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
My goodness. I had no idea it had become so expensive. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:34, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
Everything here seems to have increased except the city bus fare of RMB 1. I have lived here for almost 11 years so if there is something I can help with, let me know. JimnChina (talk) 12:48, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
Well, 80 is outrageous. I also live in Haikou, but it's been ages since I've taken a taxi to the airport. Anyway, if you have village images from any Hainan travels, please do upload them. Best wishes, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 13:09, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

I will look and see what I have, though I'm not a very good photographer! You live here! Cool! Maybe McD's at GuoMao sometime. JimnChina

McD? That's not healthy. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 21:48, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Just saw your edit to Magnet, Nebraska, inserting several citations to the same source.

If I may make a suggestion, you can eliminate duplicate footnotes by using the "name=" parameter in the first citation, then using that name for subsequent citations. In the case of the Magnet source, the initial citation looked like this after I'd formatted and added the name "casde":

<ref name=casde>Dawson, Shirley. [http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/counties/cedar/magnet/ "Magnet - Cedar County".] [http://www.casde.unl.edu/history/index.php Nebraska... Our Towns.] Retrieved 2013-05-07.</ref>

I consolidated some later citations into one, since they occurred at the ends of consecutive sentences; then I used a second call to "casde", looking like:

<ref name=casde/>

This way, the same footnote number appears for both citations, and it only occurs once in the references section.

If I may make another suggestion, it's a good idea to avoid citations consisting of nothing but URLs. The reasons for this are given at WP:BURL. Basically, the problem is that if the URL for a source is changed, we often can't find the new URL if all we've got is the old one. If we've got a formatted citation with titles and sources and the like, we can often find where it's been moved. Also, a bare URL doesn't give any indication of the reliability of a source; a full citation lets the reader know whether the information comes from the New York Times or from the "I'm John Smith, and I'm angry!!!!!" blog. Ammodramus (talk) 18:26, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the help and advice; a newbie in training! I'll use what you did on that page and try to follow that from now on. JimnChina (talk) 08:18, 8 May 2013 (UTC)JimnChina

May 2013[edit]

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Meyer Jacobstein Page[edit]

I am Meyer Jacobstein's great granddaughter. Are you also a family member? I am interested in learning more about the "unpublished family archive" that you refeference.

NiamhAgain (talk) 00:35, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi NiamhAgain. I'm sorry but I did not add the unpublished source to that article. You might be able to determine who did by looking through the Revision History of the article. JimnChina (talk) 02:01, 7 September 2013 (UTC)JimnChinaJimnChina (talk) 02:01, 7 September 2013 (UTC)