User talk:Doug Coldwell

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DYK for Hammond Electric Bridge Table[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 21:57, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Michigan Heritage Park[edit]

I did not take any pictures of the Mastadon. For all the quality reproductions they did, this seemed to be an afterthought. I think they did to expand the time frame from hundreds of years to 10,000. It is a pile of concrete that was some how formed to replicate a skeleton. They then painted the concrete to make them look like bones. It is a real hack job. They also have Indian burial mounds that are basically piles of dirt in the woods.

Tomorrow the local Archaeology society is having a dig. I think this is for demonstration purposes because this property was untouched. As the photos show, everything is brand new. They brought in an expert to show them how to build a correct wigwam. Nothing here is historic. What they are trying to do is show what life in early Michigan was like for the Indians and the first European explorers.

I regret not taking a picture of the administration building. I will get that sometime in the future. It is very modern structure with classrooms, and of course, a gift shop. I didn't feel it was conducive to the theme of the park.

They have been open just a few months and it is pretty impressive. I bet in a few years as the buildings age and more people get involved, this facility will be real gem. --Wingerham52 (talk) 00:02, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

It was totally fascinating to work on this article - right up my alley. It sounds so interesting that we are planning a day trip there as I am typing. We live in Ludington, so it is not that far. Never heard of it before, because it is so new. Now we have to go check it out. So if I don't come across the pictures I am looking for, I'll take them myself. Thanks for info on how they did a Mastadon. I may just put in a real skeleton of a Masadon in the article. --Doug Coldwell (talk) 10:38, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Testing "pings"[edit]

I seem to have trouble using the ping template with your name. Do others?

Can you ping me with "yo" and "ping" for a test. Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 19:12, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, Doug Coldwell, I discovered this to be so with this user, back in the early days or Echo. "Ping" does not like the make-up of this username.
I always resort to [[User:7&6=thirteen|]] .
I hope this helps. Cheers! — | Gareth Griffith-Jones |The WelshBuzzard| — 07:58, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • 7&6=thirteen Yes, this does help --> as I could never ping this user before. Thanks.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 10:22, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  • When a username contains an equal sign, just add 1= at the beginning of the username for the ping to work. For eg. {{Ping/yo/re|1=7&6=thirteen}} - 185.108.128.10 (talk) 11:16, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for hint. I do believe I will try that now. --Doug Coldwell (talk) 12:35, 29 August 2015 (UTC)