User talk:Acdixon/Archive Jul-Dec 2011

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Thank you for helping fix Univeristy alumni sections[edit]

Thankyou for nominating the move of the Pikeville College categories to University of Pikeville. You have to win an award for being proactive in doing it on the day of the change. Most of our changes along these lines have happened years months if not years after the institution shifted its name.John Pack Lambert (talk) 02:08, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Happy Chandler[edit]

Hey. Just re-noting that I'll be wrapping up my look through the article in a couple days. Any little copyedits I'll just make myself, but any thing I'm unsure of I'll note here. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 22:57, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

  • I'm a bit confused about the Centre-Harvard game. The article reads as if he was currently at Harvard when he provided the scouting tips. Was this actually the case? If not, move the words around, but if it is, then that sounds awfully strange to me. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 22:57, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
    • He was enrolled at Harvard when he scouted the team. He attended Harvard for a year until he couldn't afford to pay for it anymore. Acdixon (talk contribs count) 13:21, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
      • Okay, that's what I thought it said, just kinda through me off that he would scout and, by extension, work against his own college. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 15:43, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
        • If there's one thing I've observed about Chandler while researching this article, it is that no matter where he was, his heart was always in Kentucky! I think he probably went to Harvard because of its academic reputation, especially in the study of law, but his loyalties were still with his friends in the Bluegrass State. As a rough analogy, I attended both Murray State University and Western Kentucky University, but where basketball is concerned, I'll always pull for the 'Cats (although I hope my alma maters do well too!) Acdixon (talk contribs count) 15:49, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
          • I see now. I've finished giving a copyedit to the article, so once this is live and goes to FAC I'll give this my support. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 18:45, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of James R. Wigginton[edit]

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Noun plus ing[edit]

I for got that there was a nice user page on this (with examples and solutions). Please see User:Tony1/Noun plus -ing Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:59, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article promotion[edit]

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From one Kentuckian to another, thanks for all the work you did in making James B. McCreary a Featured Article! Your work is much appreciated.

In the spirit of celebration, you may wish to comment on another Featured article candidate... or perhaps review one of the Good Article nominees, as there is currently a backlog. Any help is appreciated! All the best, – Quadell (talk)

Ernie FAC[edit]

Thanks for the notice. It has been long enough that I need to carefully reread the article before commenting on it at the FAC. I have been quite busy in real life of late and so have not yet had time to do this, but should be able to do so in a few days at most. Yours, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:01, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Earnie Fletcher Wiki Reverts[edit]

Hi we are looking to have the Earnie Fletcher wiki page updated at the request of a a company Earnie Fletcher is working with. The IP is our IP trying to make the changes. We are not very familiar with the wikipedia procedure but was looking to edit based on the content that was provided by the client to update and reflect accurately. Please help and advise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lookmarketinggroup (talkcontribs) 11:00, August 12, 2011


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Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on September 1, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 1, 2011. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article directors Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 06:27, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Jumbotron images[edit]

Greetings. A while back you asked whether Jumbotron displays are copyrighted. (That discussion is now archived at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions/Archive/2011/August#Jumbotron images.) There's a respected Wikimedian named Lupo who knows a good deal about copyright issues. I asked him, and his answer at commons:User talk:Lupo#Lupo.21 is essentially that Jumbotron displays are almost certainly copyrighted, and photographs of such displays would have to be considered derivative works. All the best, – Quadell (talk) 17:30, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject Kentucky[edit]

Good Job on getting the Governor featured. I just noticed you left that discussion comment on the WikiProject Kentucky's talk page. Someone recently suggested to me that it might be beneficial for WPKentucky, Lousiville and the Coal Fields task force to be added to the supported projects list of WikiProject United States. I left a discussion about it on the projects talk page but there hasn't been any comment yet. Normally I take this as consent but since you left the comment I thought I would ask you for your take on the suggestion because I don't want to do anything that isn't wanted by the members of the project. I appreciate any input. --Kumioko (talk) 14:48, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Do you have any opinion on this suggestion? Knowone has commented and I don't want to take any action without consulting with the members but if knowone comments I usually assume its ok. --Kumioko (talk) 15:36, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article promotion[edit]

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Thanks for all the work you did in making Happy Chandler a Featured Article! From one Kentuckian to another, please accept this barnstar. Your work is much appreciated. – Quadell (talk) 13:20, 28 September 2011 (UTC)


I will be glad to support again, but I do not see it listed at FAC. Is it possible that the transclusion step was missed somehow? Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:12, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

I supported again and noted that the images and refs should also still be fine. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 15:52, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Featured Article promotion[edit]

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Today's featured articles[edit]

No problem! Wikipedia's not going anywhere, and Hayes will get his day in the spotlight soon enough. I'ev enjoyed your Kentucky articles over the years. Good luck with November 8! --Coemgenus (talk) 16:06, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Please see my note on WP:TFAR about the length of the Kentucky governor's blurb - you need to shorten it significantly. Prioryman (talk) 07:30, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

John Rowan (Kentucky) is now a GA[edit]

This article was in the GAN backlog. I reviewed it today, and passed it. Quite a nice article, and I made some minor fixes to it. I think you should consider getting a peer review and taking to FAN in the future. Good job! If you found the GA review helpful, please consider reciprocating by reviewing a GAN from the backlog. For example, I've got a nomination in the backlog. ;-) Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 19:16, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

November 8 Kentucky Governor article at WP:TFAR[edit]

Hi - just noticed that someone is querying the anniversary connection here. As I was attempting to answer, I noticed that List of Governors of Kentucky says that Kentucky achieved statehood in 1792 (the year of the first constitution) and the first governor took office in June 1792, which would make 2011 the 219th anniversary of the first election, not the 220th. Or am I missing something? Anyway, I'll leave it to you to explain... Regards, BencherliteTalk 00:25, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance: Governor of Kentucky[edit]

This is a note to let the main editors of Governor of Kentucky know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on November 8, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/November 8, 2011. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

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The Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the head of the executive branch of government in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The Kentucky Constitution empowers the governor to grant pardons, veto legislation, and call the legislature into session. He or she serves as commander-in-chief of the Kentucky National Guard and is charged with enforcing the state's laws. The officeholder is given broad authority to make appointments to the cabinets and departments of the executive branch, limited somewhat by the adoption of a merit system in 1960. Fifty-six men and one woman have held the office. The governor's term is four years in length, and since 1992, incumbents have been able to seek re-election once before becoming ineligible for four years. Kentucky is one of five U.S. states that hold gubernatorial elections in odd-numbered years; the others are Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and New Jersey. The incumbent governor, Democrat Steve Beshear, is seeking re-election on November 8, 2011. His opponent is Republican David L. Williams, who is currently president of the state senate. (more...)

UcuchaBot (talk) 00:02, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Went to Wikipedia today and saw that as listed above the Governor of Kentucky article is listed as today's featured article. :) Just wanted to say congrats. -- Steven Williamson (HiB2Bornot2B) - talk ▓▒░ Go Big Blue! ░▒▓ 20:30, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

trying to find a pic of something in Kentucky[edit]

I am working on a draft article about Major Benjamin Franklin Graves, a Kentuckian who fought at the Battle of Frenchtown/River Raisin Massacre. He is presumed to have died or been killed after Frenchtown but the only memorial I am aware of is his name being inscribed on The Kentucky War Memorial which is also called Kentucky's Military Monument to All Wars in the Frankfort Cemetery in Frankfort Kentucky. Do you know of any good/closeup images (like this one that are available to use on WIkipedia or perhaps know of any Kentucky-Wikipedians who would take pictures of the Monument for uploading to Commons? A pic of the panel that has Graves' name on it would be ideal. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 02:28, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi :-) Saw your talk page question, and going to jump in with a reply. My husband and I took loads of pictures in Frankfort Cemetery several years back. I can check to see if we got something with Major Benjamin Franklin Graves name on it. Unfortunately, we are spending most of our time in Florida now and I can't take any more pictures anytime soon. So if I don't already have one I can't help. FloNight♥♥♥♥ 08:50, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, Flo. Bummed that you're mostly in Florida now. I liked having someone in Central Kentucky to snap pictures over there and save me the drive! To Shearonink, if I'm ever out that way, I'll try to find the monument and photograph it. Mostly, I have to operate in west-central Kentucky, especially now that I have a one-year-old and can't take day trips on a whim anymore! If you need anything in my neck of the woods, drop me a note. Hopefully, Flo has this one from her previous visits to the cemetery. If not, you might drop a note at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Kentucky. The project is pretty deserted these days, but you might luck out. Acdixon (talk · contribs · count) 13:24, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
I think I'll wait to see if Flo has any images that she thinks would be suitable. And you're right about the Project being mostly deserted, that's why I contacted you directly - there haven't been many edits on that WIkiProject page this whole year. Flo, most of the images I've seen inline are far off/general ones of the Monument in its entirety. I had no idea that it was so impressive until I happened upon that one image from flikr...if it had been of the panel that had Graves' name on it? I would have tried to get the photographer's permission for WP use. If Acdixon doesn't mind, I'd like to keep the discussion here in one place. Hey, while we're talking about KY articles, Acdixon would you mind re-assessing Nathaniel G. S. Hart? I think it's better than a C/Start-class plus it also now has some pics. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 15:18, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
I thought the Hart article was pretty close to B-class before, but it's certainly so now, imo. I've reassessed it. BTW, I noticed on WorldCat today that there are several books about Matthew Harris Jouett. You might try acquiring some on interlibrary loan to see if the portrait of Hart is in any of them. Acdixon (talk · contribs · count) 18:55, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Shearonink, I do have an image of The Kentucky War Memorial/Kentucky's Military Monument to All Wars. Not sure whether you found one somewhere else already. But either way, I'll upload it to Commons. Do you know which part has his name? I'll look to see if I can tell and upload that panel as a close up if I can figure it out. Sorry, I was so slow but I had to locate my old laptop that had my Kentucky images. FloNight♥♥♥♥ 17:18, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
I did find one and am waiting for another editor to crop/edit it, since such things are beyond my poor skills. Please go ahead and upload any images you have of the Monument to Commons, there's virtually nothing that's a close-up of it or of the panels. All I could find were far-off views that showed the Monument in its entirety. There are very few memorials/monuments with their individual names for most of these people (who died in the War of 1812 or in the Mexican-American War)...and there just aren't a lot of War of 1812/Mexican-American War memorials/monuments to illustrate general historical articles either. And images to illustrate any of these various articles with a close-up of the panels so names can be read? would be wonderful. For instance, I think that a panel of the folks who died at the Raisin together or who died at Buena Vista would be effective, because it would show some context to the deaths. Shearonink (talk) 17:38, 29 November 2011 (UTC)


Would you mind changing your signature to not use a template? It makes edit pages look a bit weird, and I'm sure there is some rule against signatures in templates. I think you could replace your signature by something like

[[User:Acdixon|Acdixon]] <sup><span class="plainlinks">([[User talk:Acdixon|talk]] '''·''' [[Special:Contributions/Acdixon|contribs]] '''·''' [ count])</span></sup>

Best, Ucucha (talk) 16:50, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately, what you have spelled out here will not fit in the box allotted for signatures. I thought the point of the template I'm using was that it was to be used in signatures. Acdixon (talk · contribs · count) 16:54, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you're right. Removing the outer span (as I've done in the code above) should do it. User-multi I think is meant for information templates seen in places like RFAs; I don't think I've seen anyone else use it in a signature. Ucucha (talk) 16:59, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Hmm. Still having a problem. It's apparently related to the external link portion of the code above. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 17:08, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh, perhaps external links aren't allowed in signatures. If you're doing it without the count, you can also omit the "span class="plainlinks">". Thanks, Ucucha (talk) 17:12, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
So I'm losing the "count" piece altogether because external links aren't allowed and the template is doing something odd? That's not cool. What is it doing to the edit pages that makes them look weird? Is there another template that could keep the "count" piece without the "weird" side effect? Acdixon (talk · contribs) 17:20, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
The weirdness to me is the presence of a template of any kind, and especially one that spans multiple lines (as in your signature a few lines up). I'm afraid there doesn't seem to be a way to make the count link working without that template or some other; I wasn't aware of that restriction. Sorry for the hassle. Ucucha (talk) 18:35, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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The December 2011 issue of the WikiProject United States newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

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Harry Toulmin (Unitarian minister) passed GA review[edit]


Your nomination Harry Toulmin (Unitarian minister) passed GA.

The review is at Talk:Harry Toulmin (Unitarian minister)/GA1.

I made a few copy edits mostly for small errors, like a word left out.[1] You are free to revert them.


MathewTownsend (talk) 22:45, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Martha Layne Collins genealogy[edit]

I'm checking the recent edits to the Collins ancestry ahnentafel to verify its accuracy. I had a difficult time with her ancestry, which was surprising, given that she's alive. The errors may have been on my part and thus the dead ends. Please leave it for now so that I can get to it tomorrow. Thanks amigo! --Spacini (talk) 03:39, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Will do. Just thought it odd that an IP's first edit would be an extensive correction of genealogy, especially given that the original information was added by an editor whose credentials I am somewhat familiar with, but if you think it might be legit, I'll leave it alone. I was a little more trigger-happy since the article is at WP:FAC right now (not that anyone seems to have noticed yet!) If you do find that the edits are valid, drop me a line so I can issue an appropriate mea culpa on the IP's talk page. Thanks. Acdixon (talk · contribs) 15:36, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Change the word Shadow Government to Provisional[edit]


You say you are not the only contributor to make a change. HiB2Bornot2B has said it needs to be changed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Madisonhenry46 (talkcontribs) 20:35, 30 December 2011 (UTC)