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Annie Lee Cooper[edit]

Hello. By the time I got to the Woodstock article I was half-a-million strong. Would you like to pitch in a few or couple hundred edits on an 'Annie Lee Cooper' page. The good Captain and I talked of working on it, and I just threw up a few lines in my sandbox where Captain suggested we organize it from. Doesn't have to be a full detailed article to be put into main space, so we could just get it into some kind of shape. I bet hundreds of people tried to find an article on her when they read about Oprah Winfrey playing her, so if we do a good stub at first that should be fine. Thanks. Randy Kryn 16:06 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Have you read the earliest NYT article on Cooper? It's pretty good, and has a striking image (literally, J. Clark in the act.) Copyright issues on the image don't signify - the PDF of the article is so low rez subtitles would be required. One or two additional NYT articles are not of much use. And then there is a Talese profile of J. Clark that illuminates Talese more than J. Clark. If you don't have access, I can scratch out a paragraph or two with a quote and cites; you can make of it what you will. - Neonorange (talk) 16:31, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
P.S. The hotel in Selma is the St. James; right at the bridge. It isn't functioning as a hotel (lacking air conditioning, it'd be a hard sell.) Seems to have fallen on hard times, neighbor damage from Katrina is mentioned. But hey, it's haunted! Perhaps Selma production redo will make it available for the 50th; get your reservations early- oh, that's right, not taking reservations. - Neonorange (talk) 16:40, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Your scratched out paragraphs most welcome. Aw, that was a really nice hotel. I remember meeting Claudette Colvin in its lobby and immediately thanking her and calling her the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. I thought that that hotel would be the headquarters for a lot happening both at the film shoot and at the 50th, shows how little I know. There was a mummy of a dead someone up the steps from the restaurant, I wonder where that went to. Randy Kryn 17:24 16 June 2014 (UTC)
The St. James is being used for the production - that's why the window air conditioners. - Neonorange (talk) 23:35, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi. Air conditioners? Who needs no stinkin' air conditioners. Man was meant to be dripping sweat and pounds in Mother Nature's natural sauna. I did a stub-like creation for Annie Lee Cooper and, as you can see by the sky-blue of its link, have mainspaced it. Please, have at it, make it glow like the sun. I wonder how many people looked for a page with that name after Oprah was announced as playing her. I won't make the Selma shoot, although I tried. I better write you a note. Randy Kryn 12:50 20 June 2014 (UTC)
p.s. An editor left a release date of January 9, 2015, for the film. And a thought, if you attend next week, could you maybe consider grabbing a few good outside pics and maybe some inside photos of the National Voting Rights Museum? That would really help the page. Captain put an infobox on the Annie Lee Cooper page, and maybe some joker can put a picture of Oprah in it! Randy Kryn 19:48 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I do plan on being in Selma. I will get some additional images, including the voting rights museum. If you have some additional image suggestions, please drop me an email. By the way, there is an iconic image of J. Clark in the act of striking the blow. Fair Use may be possibility; the image is in the NYT article, but the quality in the PDF is too poor to be helpful. - Neonorange (talk) 02:56, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
email just sent. Someone I know has a picture of Cooper which may be usable, but it's from when she was very old. Lots of the civil rights folk have reached nice ages. Look t Joseph Lowery, and he just keeps getting better. Enjoy the trip, and I hope you have as much fun as is humanly possible. Randy Kryn 13:27 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Fannie Lou Hamer article[edit]

Hello. You reverted out an edit I made, simply adding material to an already existent statement in the Fannie Lou Hamer article. The honorary induction into the sorority was already in the article before I touched it. --- Wikiklrsc (talk) 18:57, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, and thank you for adding the 'Death' section and moving the honorary induction to the appropriate section. I edited the awards section, wikifying an award and the sorority. I also removed the fact about the sorority foundation date; that fact is extraneous to the article, and can now be found by clicking on the link. I believe the 'Honors and awards' section lacks high quality sources; it'd be great if you could help find better sources to cite for the awards. Also, I just looked a the 'Columbia College' wiki-link in the section, it is ambiguous, so that needs correction also. The 'Legacy' section needs a lot of work. The 'Death' section could also use a sentence or two about her burial site. Hope we can work together on this article. - Neonorange (talk) 20:18, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind reply. It looks better. Thanks. I'll do what I can on the article. Best. --- (Bob) Wikiklrsc (talk) 04:32, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the extremely quick work! The book you cited (from google books) looks interesting; I'll try to get access. - Neonorange (talk) 23:43, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure. I found the book to be extremely interesting -- in her own words throughout. --- (Bob) Wikiklrsc (talk) 04:48, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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LZ 129 Hindenburg citation[edit]

Hello Neonorange.

Why did you remove the needed citation on RADOFINS and ECNALI (talk) 20:04, 13 August 2014 (UTC) Please reply — Preceding unsigned comment added by RADOFINS and ECNALI (talkcontribs) 21:58, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I removed your edit for two reasons (as given in the edit summary.
  • The citation was placed as a bare URL in the article text and was visible to a user. Templates are available for proper citation form that show a bracketed number in the article text, with the citation information in the 'References' section. For a newspaper citation, more than the URL is necessary; publisher, work, author, story title, date published, and date retrieved are also needed. I notice you have made an improvement so that the bare URL is no longer visible, but the additional information is necessary.
  • The source you use seems problematic; the column is in the form of what, I suppose, are meant to be answers to reader questions. The Hindenburg question does not seem to be serious "Question: Why did the Germans have the daffy idea of filling the Hindenburg with highly flammable hydrogen instead of much safer helium?". This is followed by "Question: Why do we get pimples and why do dermatologists insist we shouldn't pop them?"
Wikipedia has a suggested process: Boldly make an edit; the edit is Reverted; Discuss the information on the article talk page. I suggest you self-revert your change. If you wish to improve the article by inserting a high quality cite, I can make some suggestions for you, or I can place one myself. The question is more complex than the source you found would suggest. I intended to place such a cite myself, but thought it best to remove the user visible bare URL as quickly as possible.
- Neonorange (talk) 02:00, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

ok Thanks for telling me!RADOFINS and ECNALI (talk) 20:04, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

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Your experience on Wikipedia so far[edit]

Hello Neonorange,

My name is Gabriel Mugar and I am conducting interviews for my dissertation research about newcomers to Wikipedia. Since you have been around Wikipedia for a few months, I would like to chat with you about your experience so far. The interview will last for about 1 hour and I will compensate your time with a $10 gift certificate to either the Wikipedia store or Amazon, your choice. If you are interested in knowing more about the interview, please email me at gmugar [at] or leave a message on my talk page


Gabrielm199 (talk) 18:42, 25 November 2014 (UTC)