User talk:Mannanan51

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Notability[edit]

Re: Gregory R. Ball: the man's a state senator! All state and national legislators are inherently notable. --Orange Mike | Talk 18:29, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

The actual relevant guidelines, like at WP:POLITICIAN would seem to disagree. John Carter (talk) 16:58, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Roman Catholic prayer‎[edit]

Hi, I am becoming less active on Wikipedia. Your help in watching that page and fixing it in the longer term will be appreciated Thanks. History2007 (talk) 21:18, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Extra work...[edit]

With all this extra work History is giving you, you have to keep your energy up  ;-) – Lionel (talk) 07:49, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you....[edit]

for your recent work on the Patron saints articles and elsewhere. This is a very significant set of articles regarding Christianity, and I am extremely grateful to see work on them. There is one truly terrifying website out there, http://saints.sqpn.com/, which has a really frighteningly big listing on the subject. I have been starting to get together some information from print sources as well, and putting them in Word till I finish, and am grateful to see others working on it as well.

While I am here, I was wondering what you might think about the arrangement of the patron saints articles. Specifically, do you think they would work best organized by individual patron, or by topic of patronage? Considering the number of major and minor patrons some subjects have, I'm not sure myself. If you think this a subject worth discussing, I would welcome seeing it on maybe WT:X, where it might get most attention.

Also, there is a chance that some of the subscription databanks I have access to might have some content you might find useful. If you think that as well, please feel free to drop me a line with your e-mail address and an indication of what you would like me to search for, and I can at least forward what I can.

But, again, thank you for all your recent work. Believe me, it is appreciated. John Carter (talk) 00:06, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

I hate to say that the bot doing the cleanup listings, as per User:B. Wolterding/Cleanup listings has been inactive for years. Unfortunately. I have left a note on the cleanup template talk page about maybe trying to add some topical parameters, and it might be that if and when that is done that might make things a bit easier. If you do want to help with the Christmas holidays related articles, anything you can do would be extremely welcome. I did create a list page for the Christmas work group which indicated some of the articles that were found in reference books on Christmas, and if any of those articles, or any others which you think I might have access to from either the Highbeam Research or Questia databanks might be useful, drop me a note with your e-mail address and an idea of what topic you are interrested in and I can send you what I can find. John Carter (talk) 18:11, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Interview for Wikimedia blog?[edit]

Hi Mannanan51,

My name is Alice Roberts and I'm a communications intern with the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. We have a feature on the Foundation blog [1] to profile the Wikipedians behind WikiProjects such as WikiProject Saints.

We'd love to do a short interview with you by email to discuss your work with WikiProject Saints. Please let me know if you think you'd be interested! You can reach me at: aroberts@wikimedia.org.

Thanks,

Aroberts (WMF) (talk) 20:52, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Michael (archangel)[edit]

There is a discussion which seems to be getting rather heated, on at least one party's part anyway, on the talk page of the above article about whether the Archangel Michael can be called a saint. Given your own magnificent contributions in that subject recently, I think any input from you on the matter would also be very welcome, given your own extremely obvious knowledge of and interest in the subject. John Carter (talk) 22:11, 25 November 2012 (UTC)


Merry Christmas!
History2007 (talk) 20:27, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

John Donne[edit]

Why did you remove the saints parameter on the Talk:John Donne page? The Anglican church venerates Donne and other metaphysical poet-priests on their calendar of saints.--ColonelHenry (talk) 04:40, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I looked for that but missed it in all the discussion of his writing. Expected something in either the lede or infobox. reversed it.
  • No big problem, I was just surprised by it. I've been planning to revise the Donne article for some time as part of a slow overhaul of the metaphysicals (as I had for Thomas Traherne) but I've had other things in the way taking my time recently. Perhaps in the next few weeks I'll clear up the article. Thanks.--ColonelHenry (talk) 04:55, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed: Blessing (Roman Catholic Church)[edit]

Hello. Following up on a listing at the copyright problems board, I have had to remove content you placed in the article Blessing (Roman Catholic Church), as it was copied from [2]. I see that you received notice of a copyright issue in March of this year, after that content was placed, so I assume that you are now familiar with our copyright policies. If not, please review WP:Copy-paste and the linked policies and guidelines. If you have placed content either copied directly or minimally modified from your sources into other articles, no matter how long ago, please do your best to clean that up. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously and takes corrective action when issues are uncovered, including cleaning up articles that contain material violating our copyright policies and blocking editors who persist in violating them after warning. This keeps our encyclopedia free, as it must be by law and as it is intended to be by founding philosophy. If you have any questions about the policies or the handling of copyrighted text on Wikipedia, you are very welcome to come by my talk page. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 10:53, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Clarence[edit]

Please see and participate in the discussion you initiated at Talk:Clarence Odbody and refrain from "correcting" the spelling in various articles without a consensus for such change based on solid sourcing. This appears to be a classic case of "let's not fix what isn't broken". Thank you. Hertz1888 (talk) 04:54, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Dead links[edit]

Information icon Please do not delete dead links like you did in this edit. Finding the new URL for this link was trivial and I have put it in. Deleting dead links is a counter-productive endeavour.--Toddy1 (talk) 14:52, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Hasmonean dynasty[edit]

Hi,

I have some concerns about your edits you've made on the Hasmonean rulers. Large edits you've made were not explained really in the article's history such as Aristobulus II. Please place a reason for such large edits because it leaves other editors wondering such as myself. I will be reading your changes and clicking on added links you've placed along because some of your edits have large changes to the articles. -- ♣Jerm♣729 04:12, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Revelation[edit]

I just read through your edits to Revelation. I'm sure you know more about the topic than I do. I wanted to ask you about two words that I think could be replaced by better alternatives:

1) In the third paragraph in Revelation#Judaism, we read:

"His major work, Star of Redemption, gives a philosophy in which he portrays the relationships between God, humanity and world as they are connected by creation, revelation and redemption."

I think the verb "gives" is rather weak, and I wonder what you think of substituting one of these verbs:

  • expounds
  • offers
  • lays out

2) The second word I saw in the Revision History in a paragraph highlighted in orange on the left side among the material to be deleted, in a paragraph about Paul Tillich that begins, "Tillich's radical departure from traditional Christian theology". When I searched for it in the article, I couldn't find it. Then I realized that you had not re-added it in a different place. I assume you had a reason to delete the entire paragraph; hope it wasn't inadvertently left out (you don't have to explain -- just thought I'd point it out). The word is in this sentence: "Thus to be a Christian is to make oneself progressively "Christ-like", a very possible goal in Tillich's eyes." I just thought "attainable" would be better than "possible": "a very attainable goal". But, if the paragraph is not to be in the article, then it doesn't matter. Best regards, CorinneSD (talk) 19:17, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Writing references[edit]

Since one of your latest reference links results in an error,[3] could you please start adding page numbers to your references? Thanks. --Kansas Bear (talk) 21:36, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Robert Emmet[edit]

I want to compliment you on your work on the Robert Emmet article. I placed a comment on the talk page, went to look for the sentence, and found that it had already been fixed!

I see you have an interest in Christianity-related articles. I'm glad to find you, because sometimes I have questions about sentences in those articles and there are not many editors to ask. CorinneSD (talk) 23:49, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

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Priscillian[edit]

You probably have Priscillian on your watch list, but I thought I'd ask you what you thought of the latest edit to the article, changing "legend" to "tradition". But besides that, I think the lead could be improved. Here are the first two sentences:

Priscillian (died 385) was a theologian after whom the ascetic movement Priscillianism is named. He founded a group that, in spite of persecution, continued in Hispania and Gaul until the late 6th century.

I have two concerns:

1) Regarding the first sentence, I think it is an odd way to identify a man by first naming a movement that was named after him. I think that information could come a little later, and more basic information (such as where he was born or lived) should be first.

2) Regarding the second sentence, when we read "He founded a group...", it is not clear whether this "group" is the same group as the movement mentioned in the first sentence. I think that, if this group is Priscillianism, this is the place to identify the group.

What do you think? CorinneSD (talk) 02:21, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Ananias and Sapphira[edit]

I saw an edit to Ananias and Sapphira that I wondered about. I left a note at User talk:Rothorpe#Ananias and Sapphira. Although I know the story, I'm not sure of the details, so I hesitate to change it back without asking you. CorinneSD (talk) 03:28, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

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