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TFA reminder

President
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USS President was a nominally rated 44-gun wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. President was one of the original six frigates whose construction the Naval Act of 1794 had authorized, and she was the last to be completed. Her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War. On 16 May 1811, President was at the center of the Little Belt Affair when her crew mistakenly identified HMS Little Belt as HMS Guerriere, which was sought after for impressing an American seaman. The ships exchanged cannon fire for several minutes resulting in Little Belt suffering great damage. Subsequent U.S. and Royal Navy investigations placed responsibility for the attack on the other ship. The incident contributed to tensions between the U.S. and Great Britain that led to the War of 1812. (more...)

Garfield

I have tried my very unskilled hand at improving the images here. Your review may be urgently needed. Carmarg4 (talk) 19:34, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Query, whether Garfield, having reached GA status, would be appropriate for semi-protection, and whom to ask about it. (There have been maybe 10 or so incidents of vandalism in the past couple months.) Carmarg4 (talk) 12:15, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Semi-protection is only based on the amount of vandalism an article is receiving. From what you describe, 10 incidents in two months doesn't seem like enough to warrant protection. You could ask at wp:rfp though. Brad (talk) 18:23, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

GW RfC proposal

I've been working up a proposal to resolve the RfC, here. Feel free to edit it or place comments on its talk page. I think it's pretty fair and, if he'd adopt it, would solve our problems. --Coemgenus (talk) 19:39, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Help!Thomas Jefferson

Another editor has suddenly brought up all the old arguments about TJ's paternity on the Thomas Jefferson Talk page and is arguing against the conclusions, even though I found that the TJ Foundation has changed their website to say that, "Ten years later [my note: after the DNA study and their commissioned review], TJF and most historians now believe that, years after his wife’s death, Thomas Jefferson was the father of the six children of Sally Hemings mentioned in Jefferson's records, including Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston Hemings." Is the RfC the best way to proceed to try to shut this off? I will contact the DarkOne on his Talk page, but expect continued resistance, as you can see by the discussion.Parkwells (talk) 14:58, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I've been following this one, too, but I don't think there's a problem. Consensus on the page is clearly against DarkOne, so there's no need to change anything. Unlike GW, this dude seems only to emerge from hybernation periodically, cicada-like, to annoy everyone anew. Best to just wait him out, I think. --Coemgenus (talk) 15:18, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, you're probably right. It's just such a waste and people try to answer rationally. I'm going to try to bone up on administrative procedures; need to learn more.Parkwells (talk) 22:43, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
I just recently took TJ off of my watch list. I've had enough of that in the past month. Brad (talk) 00:06, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

FDR

FYI, I have been working on the images here. I'm sure I have barely touched the surface. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I know you are busy, though. Carmarg4 (talk) 13:29, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Belgium

Dear Brad, could you please comment at Wikipedia:Featured article review/Belgium/archive3 on the improvement to the Belgium article. Several pictures have been removed. Style has been improved in sections such as Religion and Science. Several references have been added in History and Economy. A new paragraph on transportation has been written in the section Economy. Two sections are utterly new: Health and Military. 07:51, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Eisenhower

I am beginning an image review, and have initiated a section on the talk p. I'm going to start at the beginning and go through in the order of appearance. FYI, this may end up on a collision course with Gwillhickers, who added stamps plus a section devoted to them back in January. But I will address that at the end so it will be in proper context of an overall image review. Carmarg4 (talk) 13:02, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

I have completed an image review here. There were entire sections devoted to coins and stamps. I have moved stuff to the talk page to reduce overcrowding and maintain significance per WP:image. No comments yet but it's very early. Carmarg4 (talk) 19:46, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

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A brownie for you!

Brownie transparent.png Sorry for touching USS Chesapeake (1799)! Bulldog talk da contribs go rando 05:58, 13 July 2011 (UTC)