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Again, welcome! - UtherSRG 00:56, 7 Feb 2004 (UTC)

History of CA[edit]

Of course you're right! I know where Benicia & Vallejo are--drive thru there all the time. Guess I woke up on the wrong side of the bay this morning. BTW, you're doing a great job on the history of CA page--there's so much to say about it. Elf | Talk 04:37, 24 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Re: note on East Prussia article[edit]

I'm too disqusted now. Wikipedia needs clear policies and courage to deal with disruptive users that can't uphold them. But there is quasi-democratic system that promotes goodwill and talking. Effect? Two warring users attracts perhaps ten others that waste their time for fixing constantly reverted and malverted articles. I'll wait. I'm nearly sure that nobody's paradigm will be irrevocably twisted by reading some nationalist rubbish in the meantime.
OK. Enough ranting. You are obviously right and I see more articles for merging - the prime example is needed merge of Regained Territories with Eastern Germany. Both articles deal with the same territory basicaly but the former from Polish and the other - from German POV. In Wikipedia, you know.
-- Forseti 12:43, 7 Apr 2004 (UTC)

History of CA[edit]

I responded on its talk page--hard to do a pretty layout when people are using all kinds and sizes of screens & browser settings. I like having a lot of illustrations in long articles. Do you have info on the source and/or copyright status of the images you uploaded for that article? If so, could you update the image pages so it's clear that they're not copyvio? Thanks again. Elf | Talk 01:31, 1 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Alright, I put in more descriptions. I am stopping now, since the connection to Wiki very slow right now, and I am going to bed. --Wighson 04:19, 2004 Jul 2 (UTC)

History of California text[edit]

How much of the huge dollop of new text that you put into this article came directly from your cited source, (Principal source for this section: Laurence Fletcher Talbott, PhD., California in the War for Southern Independence)? How much did you rewrite? Just checking-- Elf | Talk 15:06, 4 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your message.
I wrote it all in one sitting. I consulted the book to confirm names and dates. Nothing is quoted. The book is 235 pages, so the amount is well within fair use. The publisher is now defunct, but copies can be ordered from AbeBooks online, which is where I got mine. I confirmed much of Dr. Talbott's research for accuracy, but the fact is that little research has been done on the topic. The book is quite a find. Thus, Wikipedia's entry is now better than anything online!
I think I forgot to unclick the "This is a minor edit" box, but I don't know how to fix that after the fact.

--Wighson | Talk 00:42, 2005 Feb 5 (UTC)

You're just too good, then. Try to write it crappily next time so we know! ;-) Elf | Talk 00:46, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Wow! That's quite a compliment. Thanks, Elf.

David S. Terry[edit]

Hi, I'm not a historian - if you have time you might like to check activity on the above article. Regards Denisarona (talk) 17:38, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

It's in very bad shape with a number of fictional statements. Wyeson 03:00, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

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Please don't just delete the article or rd. it to Baja; "the Californias" means both Baja and Alta, whatever historical inaccuracies there may be in the article. The solution is to fix, not to delete. — kwami (talk) 10:45, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

January 2014[edit]

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Alta California[edit]

I and other editors will be happy to discuss any factual errors you find on the article's Talk page. Thanks WCCasey (talk) 19:41, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

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