Talk:John Macarthur (wool pioneer)

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disambiguation at the top of an article is only necessary if it's a primary topic disambiguation see wikipedia:disambiguation#Types of disambiguation. in this case this page is already disambiguated and John Macarthur is the disambiguation page clarkk 00:54, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Important info about topic[edit]

Why q.v. because I was trained that way :)

In wikipedia people, and bots, seem to link to lots of things that are of a highly general nature and not important context. I figured using q.v would allow me to flag the ones that contained important information about the topic, the ones you should definitely click on if you are interested.

If there is a better wiki style for accomplishing accomplishing this I will use it. Though haven't seen anything other than advise to not link everything because it makes the articles hard to read and the important links hard to find.

Anything I copy will be quoted, (and I am learn doing citations according to wiki style). This article, for example, comes from studying the entries in the Australian Encyclopedia under a variety of article, the website and other stuff I have read. Then me figuring it out and writing about it.

Figured I use the be bold recommendation and "someone will clean up afteryou" bit.

Dewatf 08:45, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Please don't use quod vide (q.v.) - it is appropriate for text; hyperlinks are in effect a q.v. system--A Y Arktos\talk 10:02, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
  • as per user talk page discussion, use see also section--A Y Arktos\talk 00:50, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

The first four links are to newspaper articles. Considering the reams of academic and refereed works devoted to early Aus history newspapers should be avoided. Macs father appears to have some involvement in the Jacobites (pro-Stuart Catholics) and this needs a bit of expanding. Was Mac active in asserting Catholic dominance in the colony? He insisted the largely protestant colonial authority gave him a raw deal, although these were ruses to cover his own power ambitions.27.33.247.208 (talk) 03:07, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Macarthur as Civilian[edit]

Australians: Events and Places - one of the history series produced for the bicentenary (published 1987) - page 17 refers to Macarthur's return in 1805 as "returned to NSW as a civilian settler after the British government accepted his resignation from the army and approved his return."--A Y Arktos\talk 00:50, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 04:41, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

John F. MacArthur[edit]

Nobody searching for "John MacArthur" on Google is looking for the "wool pioneer", so a link has been added on top. Everybody would be looking for the controversial pastor 182.255.99.214 (talk) 14:45, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Well, I guess I am "nobody" then as that's the best-known John Macarthur in my universe. Certainly I am not "everybody" as I never heard of the pastor. This is why we have disambiguation pages and has been linked accordingly. Kerry (talk) 22:53, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

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