User talk:doxTxob

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I think it was you who recently came to defend my several additions to Fort Slocum and davids island and i just wanted to say thanks for looking out for us little people.--Umbarella (talk) 08:17, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

File:Mud island river park.jpg[edit]

Hi, this picture (and others with the same issue) has been moved to Commons. Could you please clarify information about authorship? Are you the person stated as the author, and if so, do you want this name publicly attached to your WP account? --Eusebius (talk) 10:12, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


hey man id luv to get in touch with you. Have an email? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:08, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Sam Cooper[edit]

Don't know if you've seen this, but USGS topos clearly show the proposed location. The "DOQ" tab shows what was actually built before the recent projects. (TerraServer-USA has non-watermarked versions for download, if you want to add these public domain images to the article.) --NE2 02:47, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Wow, this is extremely neat! That was just what I have been looking for and I would love to add them. How exciting! I have a few old Memphis maps here that show the planned route but they are copyrighted. I did not find any free map material yet to document the planned route and the proposed exits and the exact plans for the exits. The yellowbook map in the article is from commons and a nice old document but does not show so much detail. The map you linked to would illustrate perfectly the citizens protest paragraph as it shows exactly how the road was planned through Overton Park, the core problem the citizens had. I will try to include that in the next few days! If you are interested in the topic, feel invited to improve, correct and illustrate the article. All help is always very welcome, especially as I am not so familiar with maps and their copyright issues. Can I just take a snapshot of that map, chose the portion I like to have, and upload it at Commons? doxTxob \ talk 01:13, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Mallory-Neely House[edit]

The house isn't itself listed on the Register. I've run into plenty of instances where buildings in historic districts were said to be "listed on the Register" by third party sources, but they're not really: they're contributing properties only, and not separately listed. Not all districts are this way — some districts include properties that are themselves listed, but most districts don't have any separately listed sites. However, as a contributing property, it's definitely NRHP-related; {{Infobox nrhp}} has an option in its documentation to make it an infobox simply for a contributing property. Furthermore, I'd advise that you not say that the house is on the Register, because it's not listed by itself, but it's a bad idea not to say that it's part of the Register-listed district. I think it would be a bad idea to add Category:National Register of Historic Places in Tennessee to it, but as (if I'm guessing rightly) you're writing articles on other houses in the district, it would be a great idea to have a category just for the district, and then to make that category a subcategory of the NRHP category. Hopefully this is wise enough for your request :-) Nyttend (talk) 20:32, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Hey thanks, I did not know that you could specify that a building is a contributing component of a historic district. Cool, I use the nrhp infobox now. No, I do not mention that the building is in the register, that I did not find it in the database made me suspicious, that's why I did not categorize it as NRHP nor used the infobox at first. But I do mention that it is a contributing part of the Victorian Village and mention that the district is in the NRHP. Thanks for your input, that was extremely helpful! doxTxob \ talk 21:15, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Shelby County NRHP[edit]

I'm a little confused: were you attempting to fix coordinates that placed sites where they weren't, or were you attempting to fix bad formatting? Because of what you did, I thought I'd check the coordinates, and I found several sites that were placed where they weren't, so I'm fixing those. When you get a chance to revisit the page, if all is well, would you please notify me that all's fine? Nyttend (talk) 01:39, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

I've updated fifteen sites — in short, all the ones that were at 84ºW rather than at 90ºW. Nyttend (talk) 01:48, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Hey, if you map the Shelby County NRHP sites at Google Maps, some of them are located far off east in Middle Tennessee. The sites I am talking about are all the ones that have a longitude of 84 west.
I tried to fix them using the geo coordinates bookmarklet that is located at Wikipedia:Obtaining geographic coordinates and some were off considerably to the west. There are two geo coordinate tools, actually, one gives out the coordinates in the decimal format (00.000000 -00.000000) which works fine and is reliable. The second tool puts out the coordiantes in deg|min|sec format (00|00|00|N 00|00|00|W) and has a flaw, it is off one degree and a half at times in the longitude. As the coordinates in the NRHP list follow the latter format I intended to fix the coordinates in that format. But when I used that tool, Graceland, for example, ended up somewhere in Arkansas. It must have something to do with the rounding of the degrees and I tried to figure that stuff out but did not find a solution yet.
You see, my intention was to reduce mistakes, not to produce more, that's why I reverted my edits to the status before and checked out the code of the bookmarklet. doxTxob \ talk 02:00, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
You can enter coordinates into the NRHP infobox in either decimal or DegreesMinutesSeconds format. See coordinates section of wp:NRHPmos and/or documentation of template:infobox nrhp. If you have correct coordinates to use, please do try to put them into the articles about the individual places and also into the county list-article which covers them (within List of RHPs in TN). Hope this helps. doncram (talk) 04:49, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Wiki-meetup Nashville on Labor Day weekend![edit]

Wiki-meetup Nashville will be September 5–6 (Labor Day weekend) 2009. No conference rooms or libraries. Food, beer and conversation, maybe even a show. So come either day or both! --EdwardsBot (talk) 00:14, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

4-digit numbers for years[edit]

Hi, DoxTxob. It looks like you and I share similar views regarding the need for 4-digit numbers when expressing 4-digit years in the text of an article. You might, therefore, have an interest in the discussion I've opened at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Truncating the year (not in a date range)?. --Orlady (talk) 03:49, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Burkle Estate[edit]

There is absolutly no evidence to support the Slavehaven claims. The citations used are amateurish and based on recent folkore. They would not be accepted by any History department for a term paper. The claims are "lies" used by wishful dreamers to obtain government grants. If you have any good evidence then cite it! A similar effort was made by the owner of the Hunt Phelan home. Fortunately, the Wall Street Journal smelled a rat and sent an investigator who exposed these fraudulent claims for what the are. Every legitimate local historian refutes these claims. Even Arthur Prince, an African American Memphis historian had shown how absurd these claims are before he died about ten years ago to the Shelby County Historical Commission. Also, please do not use the recent book by Rushing. She is not an historian and the book is full of gross errors. If you still have doubts about the Burkle Estate or the Hunt-Phelan house, check with thee director of Special Collections at the Univerity of Memphis library.
Tubacranger (talk) 14:01, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

The above discussion should be continued on Talk:Burkle Estate#Controversy
doxTxob \ talk 00:15, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Memphis neighborhoods: Blinghampton[edit]

May be a delay in my research. Housing troubles, little time for the library lately.

Are you a contributor to the Tennessee project mentioned in the template? I'm wondering how to add neighborhoods to the list. I've noticed that even neighborhoods mentioned in existing wiki-articles are not represented, and I've thought of a few which seem to be notable, also not mentioned. Ragityman (talk) 05:54, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Regarding spelling, I was recently told by a minister working in the area that residents of east Binghampton, maybe east of Scott Street,spell it with the "p," while west of Scott, they spell it without the "p." Will also try to source that.
Ragityman (talk) 07:53, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
That is too funny, people cannot just spell it the way they want. ;-) The "official" spelling of Binghampton is with a "p", though, says the authority for that, the USGS (link is in the article). Man, that is Memphis, everyone just does whatever they want. As a matter of fact, I like to call it "Blinghampton", with an extra "L". Actually, if you can find a reference for that fun fact with and without the "P" that would be neat. doxTxob \ talk 23:28, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
Update: the propriator of a non-profit in west Binghamton says Binghamton was once an incorporated town, and that there was once a lawsuit concerning the "p." Binghamton had grown up around a boxcar factory on Broad. It seems the citizens of west Binghamton, primarily white, blue-collar, working-class, didn't want their Binghamton spelled the same way as east Binghampton, which was, and is, primarily black. I'm not sure, i may have some of the facts reversed, or simply wrong, but i'm told it was all in the daily papers: in those days, the Press-Scimitar as well as the Commercial Appeal.
Ragityman (talk) 12:56, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, DoxTxob! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 04:21, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Be careful of derivative photographs of copyrighted works[edit]

Several of your photographs of the metal engraved plate of Isaac Hayes's grave have been nominated for speedy deletion. Please see your Commons user talk page for details. The plate is copyrighted to its creator (or commissioner if a work for hire) until 70 years have passed since the passing of the copyright holder (which in way would not be anytime soon). His or her permission is required. Please refer to commons:Commons:Derivative works for further explanation. Jappalang (talk) 00:24, 31 January 2011 (UTC) (Inserted a missing "not"). Jappalang (talk) 01:07, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting mr know. I will try to contact Isaac Hayes widow to obtain more information and permission. doxTxob \ talk 01:02, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
Good luck. She might not be the copyright holder (it depends on whether a written agreement to transfer copyright exists), but she should certainly know who is the engraver. Jappalang (talk) 01:07, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

File:TNMap-doton-Durhamville.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:TNMap-doton-Durhamville.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. –Drilnoth (T/C) 16:57, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Your Memphis expertise is needed[edit]

Hi. A question has arisen at Talk:Cordova, Tennessee regarding a photo (uploaded several years ago, not by you) that is identified as Cordova but that a user indicates to be at Mud Island. Your input could be helpful in sorting this out. If you know of other Memphians who could help, please invite their input, too. --Orlady (talk) 17:25, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi Orlady, the photo was taken in Cordova. I respond on the Talk:Cordova, Tennessee doxTxob \ talk 19:09, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Wow. You definitely know how to settle an issue. Thanks! --Orlady (talk) 19:28, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
You are welcome! I drive through side streets all the time and I usually do not forget the general view of a streetscape if I have been there, so I remembered the general area where the photo was taken and the address was relatively easy to find.
Something completely different that might interest you or not: After all that writing on Wikipedia in the past I could take one big step forward regarding writing. For more than a year now I am a regular writer, photographer and Memphis correspondent for the most popular German language Elvis Presley print magazine Graceland, for which I cover the Elvis news from Memphis, plus contribute a multipage story (2-6 pages, with my own photos) of limited actuality that usually requires some amount of research on the internet and/or in the field. I have also published an article in another German print magazine and my first English language printed article is coming up in September in an international Elvis magazine. doxTxob \ talk 19:49, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
That is definitely both completely different and very interesting. Congratulations on being published in two languages! And I imagine that there's long-term job security in the business of Elvis fandom -- his popularity shows no signs of fading. --Orlady (talk) 11:59, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:36, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Hamilton County, TN[edit]

Hello. I am trying to figure out how to make a map of all the localities of Hamilton County, including Chattanooga, East Ridge, Lookout Mountain, TN, and Red Bank, for each locality's page. Any help you could extend to me would be greatly appreciated. Jay (talk) 00:31, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

WP Tennessee in the Signpost[edit]

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Courthouse photos[edit]


We're getting close to having a courthouse photo for all counties in Tennessee. We need photos for the following, if you'll be in these areas: Carroll, Crockett, Decatur, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson, Lauderdale County, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, McNairy, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, and Weakley. Bms4880 (talk) 19:28, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

That is an interesting coincidence. I read you message yesterday evening and guess what -- among other things -- I had done that day! Taken photos of the Lauderdale County court house in Ripley, TN. I went through Covington and drove around the Tipton County court square -- without taking photos, though, because I was short on time. I am planning on doing that on one of the next weekends. McNairy County is not that far, either. I can do that some time in the next few weeks. Take care! doxTxob \ talk 20:20, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
I have just uploaded a few Tipton County court house photos. Maybe McNairy County is next in a few weeks. doxTxob \ talk 20:44, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

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Preston Taylor[edit]

Hello! I am working on an article here at enwiki about Greenwood Cemetery in Nashville, and also an article about its founder, Preston Taylor. I see that you uploaded a lot of pictures of Greenwood Cemetery to Wikipedia Commons. Thank you! However, the images at Commons do not include a picture of the grave/memorial of Preston Taylor himself. I understand it is a very prominent tomb. Is there any chance that you have, or could take, a picture of that memorial? Thanks for any reply! --MelanieN (talk) 20:22, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Photo requests in Memphis?[edit]

Hi! Do you do photo requests in Memphis? If so, would you be interested in photographing these places?

  • AutoZone headquarters: 123 S Front St (btwn Union and Peabody), Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown Memphis)
  • FedEx headquarters: 942 South Shady Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120
  • Shelby County Schools (Tennessee) headquarters: 160 S. Hollywood St. Memphis, TN 38112/2597 Avery Avenue, Memphis, TN (both historic entrances as Memphis City Schools used one)
  • Klinke Brothers plant (has Baskin Robbins markings)

Thank you! WhisperToMe (talk) 18:12, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

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