Talk:Peter Thompson (Medal of Honor)

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Split[edit]

It's nasty having two unrelated people in the same article. I propose splitting them into Peter Thompson (soldier) and Peter Thompson (footballer), and leaving a disambig page here. Objections? -- John Fader (talk · contribs) 02:06, 6 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I am all for that I just didn't know how to do it....Thanks, Seesdifferent.
Done. What one does is:
  1. move one article (it doesn't matter which, really) to one name
  2. cut 'n' paste the content for the other guy into a new article
  3. edit the redirect your move made and make a disambig page, which points to the two new pages
  4. but backlinks into both new pages back to the disambig (so that someone who ends up on the wrong one can find the one he wants)
  5. go through the "what links here" list of the disambig page, and fix all the links to the correct person.
  6. in the process of this last step, one frequently finds unexpected matches, meaning one has to add more entries to the disambig page (this wasn't unusual in finding more people, but I was surprised to find the horse Peter Thompson).
It's quite a lot of work, but if you think how long people have been hitting that link about the horse and ending up reading about an english footballer instead, then we know we've fixed a fairly major snafu. -- John Fader (talk · contribs) 17:43, 6 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Rewrite[edit]

I hope you don't mind my rather radical rewrite. I think I've kept all the content, but shifted it into the more flowing, prosaic style prefered by wikipedia (as opposed to the rather abrupt, telegraphic style one gets in biographical dictionaries and similar publications). I think a couple of lines on Thompson's account of the battle would be good, and anything we can find out about his life after Homestate would be valuable too. But frankly I'm shocked we don't have an article about the Homestake mine. -- John Fader (talk · contribs) 00:25, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Controversy / medal[edit]

Does the controversy about his story have any connection with the actions that lead to his medal ? (I suspect not). I think that should be made clear. -- Beardo 21:28, 21 May 2006 (UTC)