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So why are there two other external links related to bloody brawls? I added another one that just recently happened, assumed it was qualified based upon the other two external links... explain why they are there, and the recent one is not qualified?(B23Rich (talk) 05:07, 1 October 2014 (UTC))
- I deleted the other two as well. One was a dead link and the other was an old newspaper article. They didn't seem like a good way to use external links. Thanks for writing. Magnolia677 (talk) 22:36, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
What is the status of Wikiproject Mississippi? The project page indicates that the project has gone inactive, but you seem real enough. Also, would you be adverse to me creating a new alternative user box for project participants? (Not deleting the first, just making an alternate available...) I'm completely uncomfortable with a logo featuring a CSA battle flag, part of the state flag or not. See for comparison the user box of WikiProject Oregon here.
I reckon that the first thing that could help move the project along would be locating and organizing as many digitized sources as possible. I found a couple this week and tracked them over to archive.org: Mississippi: Vol. 1, and Encyclopedia of Mississippi History: Vol. 2. best regards, —Tim /// Tim Davenport, Corvallis, OR /// Carrite (talk) 16:27, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
- The project doesn't seem to have much steam. Of the members listed as part of the project, the only ones I've seen contribuing regularly are User:Parkwells and User:Hushpuckena. Other regular contributors to Mississippi articles, who are not listed as members, are User:Billy Hathorn, User:JaconaFrere, User:Zigzig20s, User:Alf.laylah.wa.laylah, and User:Coal town guy (I'm sure I missed a few, and haven't included the workaholics who do maintenance).
- I would agree that Dunbar Rowland is probably the most comprehensive (though occassionally incorrect) resource on pre-1900 Mississippi history. The book you linked to is actually a four-volume work (Volume 2 is also very useful).
- Another excellent historical resource is the WPA Guide, though it is filled with the racist overtones often seen in the writing of early Mississippi historians.
- A useful tool for spotting new articles is User:AlexNewArtBot/MississippiSearchResult.
- As for changing the flag image, I wouldn't go there without firm consensus. The Confederate flag understandably arouses negative reactions outside of Mississippi, though it's still the state flag.
- Thanks for taking the lead with this. Magnolia677 (talk) 12:16, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
- I think we should keep the Flag of Mississippi; no need to "whitewash" this. I find this WP useful, but of course I wish more editors were interested in researching plantations/planters/pre-Civil War churches, etc. I have had some good collaborations with a few editors though, particularly User:Alf.laylah.wa.laylah and User:Billmeguire. There's really no need to change anything about this WP as far as I'm concerned. Perhaps create a subgroup within the WP about plantations if enough editors are interested.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:37, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Foster Furcolo image
You uploaded File:Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts.jpg to Commons, repeating an asserted copyright of 1906 for an image claiming to depict Foster Furcolo when he was governor of Massachusetts. A moment's homework (i.e. reading the article) would inform you he was (a) born in 1911, and (b) governor 1958-1960. Therefore, the source from which you took the image is unambiguously wrong in either what it is depicting, or its claimed copyright (my vote is the latter, since it sure looks like Furcolo to me). Please determine the correct copyright status of this image (it is either still under copyright and should be deleted, or its copyright was not renewed and has lapsed, in which case it can be kept). If you do not fix this soon, I will start the deletion process. Magic♪piano 00:13, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
- What in the Sam Hill!! Ma, Pa, come over yonder to the computer machine! Lookie there at the front of that electronic book it actually lists the date the book was published!! This Magicpiano fella just told me about it, and he didn't know it either or I reckon he'd have just changed it himself and then sent me a thank you note for loadin' up such a fine, fine picture. Imagine that, the date of publication at the front of a book. What a wonderful world this has become. Magnolia677 (talk) 00:41, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
- You're not the Amazing Kreskin, but you are a Wikipedia editor who thinks people born in 1911 can be photographed as adults in 1906 (which I personally think is an amazing trick). The page from which you uploaded the image was materially wrong on a key item relating to copyright, so it could easily be wrong about other things. How about providing a more suitable page where the Internet Archive provides the correct copyright date, accompanied by their assertion that the work is out of copyright? You're not the Amazing Kreskin, but it doesn't require magic, sleight-of-hand, or snarky commentary, to accomplish this. Magic♪piano 01:39, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
James Samuel Coleman page
I appreciate your dedication to this page. I am currently a junior in college, working on this wiki page as part of a class. I too, am dedicated to the quality of this page. Please let me explain where my changes are coming from.
I have run all of my changes past my professor, who happens to have a Ph.D. He agreed that my changes enhanced the overall quality of Coleman's page. As a professor of social theory at a prestigious liberal arts college, I take his opinion very seriously.
I know you may be unwilling to see changes made to a page you have taken under your care. However, there are some major grammatical and structural issues with the current set up. This does not include the multiple uses of politically incorrect terms, as well as the lack of capitalization needed on certain pronouns.
I hope we can reach a compromise to the overall content of this page, as I know we are both equally interested in its best outcome. Should you disagree with my "mediocre writing style" that doesn't fit in with the usual "Wiki way", please try to work with my changes. I would greatly appreciate this act of collaboration, in comparison to your current method of reverting every single change I make to this page.
Also, please keep in mind that this is an assignment for me, and I am not incredibly familiar with Wikipedia and its functions/uses. With that being said, I am confident that I will continue to contribute to the "James Samuel Coleman" page, and I will learn as I go.
Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you. It would be good to expand the page. I thought a stub would be a good place to start. I am not sure if you or others will be able to find more information about its history, owners, types of cotton that was grown, etc.Zigzig20s (talk) 21:17, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
- Yes, sorry, I've fixed it. The confusion came from this page.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:18, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Hello. I've created Peter Aaron Van Dorn's page, which you may find interesting. I would love to find out if he only owned one plantation, or several, and where they were. The one I read about was near the Yazoo River, but not sure where. Also his will executor David Vertner was a planter, but I could only find a little (unreferenced) bio on FindAGrave.Zigzig20s (talk) 18:50, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Hello again. Would you be able to find enough information about Foote, Mississippi to create at least a stub? I am working on Mount Holly (Foote, Mississippi), which is located in Foote. (So no need to work on Mount Holly until I move my completed draft to Wikipedia!) But creating Foote would be useful (I can't find much online). Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 00:33, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
- Hi. Yes, please add the picture to Wikimedia Commons and tell me the link if you can. Also yes, if you are able to create a stub for Foote, Mississippi, that'd be great. I am working on Mount Holly right now and will create that page very soon.Zigzig20s (talk) 03:54, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the kind remarks. I am interested in making better references; thanks for the offer. I have tried using the "URL" feature but it does not work well for me. Advise and I will try to clean things up for other researchers. Grazie. GMTEgirl 01:30, 20 October 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by GMTEgirl (talk • contribs)