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Shibboleths[edit]

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Capitalization within headers[edit]

Hey, unless something is a proper name please don't capitalize anything other than the first word in a Wikipedia header. For instance, instead of adding ==Notable Natives==, you should add ==Notable natives==. Also, its usually a good idea to check under any "See also" headers or elsewhere in the main article to see if a subpage may already contain the information, such as in the Demopolis, Alabama article, where the notable natives are all listed at List of people from Demopolis, Alabama. This is often (but not always) the case with larger cities. If you have any questions, just ask me on my talk page. Thanks for your help. Altairisfar (talk) 05:13, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the tips! The capitalization has just been a habit from proofreading too many papers, but I'll make sure to do it correctly from now on. Thanks for fixing the Demopolis stuff too. Sorry about that.
No problem, too many "rules" around here for anyone to learn them all at once. I'll see what I can do to fix the Valhermoso Springs coordinates. Altairisfar (talk) 14:38, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

Thanks for the contributions. However, when somebody is already categorised in a people-from-city category, you don't need to add a people-by-county category, as the by-city category is included in the by-county category already. Face-smile.svg - The Bushranger One ping only 05:22, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

 Ok. Thanks for the tips!Dofftoubab (talk) 14:04, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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Boykin[edit]

I didn't see the Gee's Bend part of the article. I scanned the page for Boykin. Sorry about that! Magnolia677 (talk) 17:15, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

It's all good! Thanks!Dofftoubab (talk) 17:18, 6 May 2014 (UTC)


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Ways to improve Bluffton, Alabama[edit]

Hi, I'm Teblick. Dofftoubab, thanks for creating Bluffton, Alabama!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. This article needs more references. You have cited the source of the infobox's content, but what is the source of the material about John Levi Sheppard?

Can you expand the article? Here are a few questions that you might consider:

I think that more research would help you develop a much more interesting article.

I am also curious about one other thing. Your article identifies Bluffton as unincorporated, but I see from the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama that an election for incorporation was to be held in January 1866. Did that vote fail to pass, or did something else happen to make the community unincorporated? See http://books.google.com/books?id=OZM3AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA154&dq=Bluffton+Alabama&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ToXJU8LqNJW0yAThzoCgBQ&ved=0CE4Q6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=Bluffton%20Alabama&f=false

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Albert A. Murphree[edit]

Hey. I just saw your birthplace edit to the Murphree article. Can you explain? It's one of my watch-listed articles, and I try to make sure no one is inserting goofy stuff. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 01:56, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Chepultepec is the former name of the town of Allgood, Alabama. It was called Chepultepec when Albert Murphree was born there, but it's now known as Allgood. Dofftoubab (talk) 02:01, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Excellent, good to know. When I wrote most of the article four or five years ago, I had a hell of time finding any references to Chepultepec, Alabama; as I recall, it was pretty close to a literal cross-roads consisting of handful of buildings. I guess the hometown enthusiasm for the Mexican-American War eventually died out, eh? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 02:42, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, Alabama is full of random place names. Not to give a history lesson, but the town was renamed after a lime manufacturer believed he wasn't getting repeat customers because clients couldn't spell the town's name. Dofftoubab (talk) 03:10, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, buddy! It's all good!. LOL Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 03:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Bay Minette, Alabama and others[edit]

Hey friend, no offence, but when I see a notable person added to a list, with the edit summary "added entry based on personal page", I know it's probably wrong...and it was. When you do this, you pass sloppy editing from one article to another. When you make an edit, please check your own sources. Thanks for your understanding. Magnolia677 (talk) 04:27, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

  • And I'm not sure why you added Regina Benjamin to the Fairhope, Alabama article. If you read WP:USCITIES it states that notable people lists should contain "any famous or notable individuals that were born, or lived for a significant amount of time, in the city". All I was able to find what that she attended high school in Fairhope. You did check your sources before adding this, right? Magnolia677 (talk) 04:41, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
No problem. Sorry about that. I should have been looking at the sources in addition to the personal pages. For Regina Benjamin, I found articles calling her a native. [1]. And how long should a person live in a city to be a significant amount of time? I know someone could live in a place for a very short time to be a graduate from a school, so I was just wondering what you thought about that. Thanks for correcting my mistakes. I'll be more careful.Dofftoubab (talk) 04:49, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
And Milt Stock. No evidence he did anything but die in Fairhope. If you look at Google maps there's a cancer center and a regional hospital there. Please take care to check that what you add to Wikipedia is correct. This is the cornerstone of Wikipedia. I know it takes more time and effort, but cleanup takes longer. Thanks again for your understanding. Magnolia677 (talk) 05:00, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
Will do. Thanks for fixing that. I'll definitely look into notable people before I add them again. Thanks!Dofftoubab (talk) 05:06, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

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Dofftoubab:

I'm sending this to you in part because you work on the Alabama wiki (I'm an Alabama native who grew up in Birmingham). You're also the first editor of the William A. Lundy entry I found who had a talk page.

I saw you've made a minor edit (and can't be blamed for the overall piece) in the William A. Lundy piece, i.e. the guy who claimed to be one of the oldest Confederate veterans.

Lundy (whose family used Lunday until he changed it in response to the teacher)

There are glaring problems on the page without considering the that Lundy was a complete fraud.

The intro says that he "served with 4th Alabama Infantry from 1864-1865" The first paragraph of the Biography says he enlisted in "Company D (Brown's), 4th Alabama Cavalry Regiment (Home Guard) at Elba. Big difference between the two.

The 4th infantry served from the outset in Northern Virginia and was eventually combined with other regiments to form the Alabama Brigade. It fought at the battles from First Manassas through Appomattox. The home guard cavalry didn't. It's unlikely that any recruiting for that unit in Elba, but i don't know or care. It was his claim. There was no hard evidence or other substantiation. He wasn't "allegedly born" at Troy, that's what he claimed. Along with the rest of it. Given his overall problem with credibility "He is said to have enlisted" is weak anonymous attribution. There are NO crediblle sources for anything he claimed.

I do think it's possible he was born in Troy, his parents were married in Pike County -- except as I'll note elsewhere, the existence of that marriage as it was recorded, is proof positive just in itself that William A. Lundy is a liar. Why? Because if you look at the dates, they're real enough. By the time I saw that, I had researched Census and other records from 1840 through 1950. Their marriage records page notes both the wedding and a very specific addendum regarding a $200 penal bond which they were required to execute as a condition of their marriage.

It is a unique bit of marriage law in Alabama that applies ONLY to weddings between the minors who are either 16 or 17. William's father was 17 years old in 1855 and the bride was 26. If you know that the mother was older and born first, there's only one conclusion. He was actually born in 1859.

The family don't want to hear their ancestor was a liar and a scoundrel.

FWIW, that page on Lundy, aside from being superficial, is contradicted by a much more authoritative page of last confederate survivors, claimed and frauds. Pleasant Cump of Alabama was the last authentic Confederal survivor. The other 12 after him were all frauds. I'll put up the details on my talk page jmc9595. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmc9595 (talkcontribs) 06:15, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

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Capshaw, Alabama[edit]

You stated "A post office under the name Capshaw was first opened in 1918.", based on the http://www.postalhistory.com/ website. While the information appears correct, this is very much not a reliable source. The USPS "Postmaster Finder" shows research on this particular PO as being incomplete. Looking at what historical references I quickly found (see http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002137107) the PO was originally listed in 1919 (which is consistent, but not the statement made). Presumably, more detailed information exists offline in the USPS archives and will be eventually available on Postmaster Finder. Please fix this (and any other places where you used that website as a source) to use better references...that particular one is rather poor, by the RS criteria. It appears to simply be an unreferenced (and unsourced) listing of information from some other source, with no attempt at being verifiable. The possibility of simple transcription errors from whatever reference was being used, and no apparent editorial oversight or fact checking, makes it a very poor source. While it does not seem to actually be 'wrong' here, it's not verifiable, and the author obviously has no 'personal' knowledge of the facts stated. Thanks.

(To be more explicit, something like "A post office under the name Capshaw was first listed by the USPS..." with reference to the 1918 and 1919 Guides would be better. The Guides are... not primary, but 'first person' (the USPS is a 'legal person') sources, and also factual information known to a corporate entity which would derive no benefit from lying about it...they can thus can be considered reliable for simple factual information. Using the postalhistory website as a source is poor 'academic practice'. It makes no attempt at being verifiable, and no claim to have any sort of editorial oversight. "Someone said so on the Internet" does not work as a source.)

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