User talk:Gerry D

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You might like this[edit]

New driving tour brochure PDF here- mentions COH and other places you've written about Ruhrfisch ><>°° 12:39, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

I rev del'ed the Salladasburg edit - thanks for catching it! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 16:54, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Nov 19 PSU[edit]

Hope I didn't cause a problem by jumping in and editing the PSU opponent. I was out of the house for 3 hours on business (during the game, unfortunately, and my car radio doesn't work). Wikipedia became my quick 1st source for the game outcome. Thanks for your linescore & summary. Bob305 (talk) 02:22, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Re: Simon B. and Raymond B.[edit]

Thanks for catching these. I made redirects for both "new" names and added them to each lead as alternate names. I can work on maps - already fixed the 20 Must-see parks in some (Worlds End for sure), so I can do that - it is a tab within the Find a park link now. Got a bunch of pictures at Leonard Harrison yesterday - will update one or two and may ask on another one or two. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:03, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

The 20 must see state parks are all updated now. When I was updating the end of the alphabet I fixed the map links there. Will work on the rest from Y down. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 03:31, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Cogan House Covered Bridge[edit]

Thanks - I made a quick trip to see the newly restored Lairdsville Covered Bridge today to celebrate. Not officially opened yet, but the guy in the construction trailer let me walk across. They did a beautiful job! Also saw today that one end of Sonestown CB is being held up by a stak of railroad ties and some rocks - post Lee damage. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 00:14, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas[edit]

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and best wishes for 2012!
Thanks for all you do here, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 20:34, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Finetooth (talk) 21:47, 24 December 2011 (UTC)
I think you have a virus - got two odd emails from you, both with links I did not open. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:45, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it was the old hotmail account. Glad it is not a more recent account. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 05:12, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Flickr[edit]

Hey, I sent you a Flickr contact/friend request under my non-Wikipedia handle, Roadgeek Adam. Mitch32(Never support those who think in the box) 00:40, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

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Merge discussion for Hocking Hills State Park[edit]

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Thanks for your participation, Gerry. I responded on the article's talk page in hopes to address any concerns in regards to the merger proposal. OSU1980 23:41, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Done[edit]

Thanks for the heads up - I rev deleted the nastiness. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 15:46, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

...and once again it is gone. Thanks, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:34, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
...and a third time - thanks, and Happy Leap Day! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 22:24, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

checking neutrality of your edit[edit]

Hi Gerry D,

I was the one who put in the Corbett quote at the end of the Joe Paterno article. I live in England and am very far removed from being involved with any of this, but the involvement of the state governor seemed interesting/notable to me. Here in England universities have a 'vice chancellor' and the actual chancellor is not allowed to get involved in any way (sort of like a redundant royalty). So the direct involvement of the governor seemed notable and the local news account of someone interviewing the governor, who said people have different memories of what was said, seemed notable.

I have to say that the position right at the end of the article may not have been neutral point of view. I also by the way think that the Jenkins article is not neutral point of view. For example (being someone far away) I am neutral not only on the rightness wrongness of anything Paterno did, but also neutral on the possible innocence/guilt of Sandusky, and neutral on the role of the state governor.

However, I note that you are local to Pennsylvania, and I wonder if you have thought of the question of whether you are in a neutral frame of mind to say it is moot whether the governor thinks people have different recollections of things.

It seems somehow an interesting concept, of people having a slightly different recollection of things that were said or intended by what was said, as opposed to actions which are certainly provable and clear.


I wonder if you think that putting the corbett quote about what he told the board somewhere else in the article rather than deleting it is a good idea, or if you think it is just not notable.

92.26.63.129 (talk) 20:58, 1 March 2012 (UTC) 92.26.63.129 (talk) 20:58, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

I see your points and can understand your concern. I freely admit to being a fan of Joe Paterno and Penn State. My concern with the article is the undo weight given to the Sandusky scandal. I feel like it simply takes up too much space in the article. Perhaps what was there could be trimmed back some? Gerry D (talk) 23:37, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
Additionally, even if Corbett had "ordered" Paterno's firing the University would be under no obligation to follow his "order." The university is a "state-related" university, not a state-funded university. The differences are larger than they appear. Penn State, for the most part, is able to fund itself through research, grants, and of course the football program. Gerry D (talk) 23:40, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, sorry for the delay getting back to you after your reply to my question about your neutrality. I think I agree with your take on this. Cheers! Createangelos (talk) 01:25, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

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Peer review request[edit]

I saw your name on the list of peer review volunteers and wondered if you'd be willing to review my recent contribution, Bear Head Lake State Park in Minnesota. I'd really appreciate another opinion of its readability and proper style. Totally optional, and no rush, or course. -McGhiever (talk) 00:48, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

FLRC[edit]

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Thanks for the heads up and no worries. I should be able to fix it - actually was going to work on updating some covered bridge articles today. Oh well. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 15:50, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Retired[edit]

Thanks for all you've done here over the years - hope some day you that you will have the time and feel like doing things here again. Take care, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:48, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Hard to do the work if there is no time and little or no interest. Let me know if there is anything you want me to add to my watchlist. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:46, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Main page appearance: Worlds End State Park[edit]

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Worlds End State Park

Worlds End State Park is a 780-acre (316 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The park, nearly surrounded by Loyalsock State Forest, is in the Loyalsock Creek valley, just east of the borough of Forksville. The name Worlds End has been used since at least 1872, but its origins are uncertain and the park was officially known as Whirls End State Forest Park from 1936 to 1943. The park's land was once home to Native Americans, followed by settlers who cleared the land for subsistence farming and later built sawmills. The second growth forests in and surrounding Worlds End State Park are partially a result of the efforts of the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. They helped overcome the clearcutting of the early 20th century, and built many of the facilities that have earned the park a place on the National Register of Historic Places. A wide variety of wildlife is found in the park, which is also part of an Important Bird Area. The park offers year-round recreational opportunities, including environmental education, hiking, camping in tents and cabins, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing. (Full article...)

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Precious[edit]

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Pennsylvania state parks
Thank you for quality articles on Pennsylvania state parks and forests, such as Worlds End State Park, created in team spirit with Ruhrfisch, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (27 August 2010, by Rlevse)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:53, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 341st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:38, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 341st recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:27, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

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Happy New Year and all the best in 2013!

Thanks for all you've done here,

and best wishes for the year to come.
Ruhrfisch ><>°° 02:48, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Just saw that you un-retired - welcome back! Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:45, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Comment requested[edit]

at Talk:Cumberland Valley Railroad

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Ricketts photo[edit]

Thanks for the find! I uploaded it on Commons as File:Ricketts, PA postcard.jpg and added it to the Ricketts article. I think a picture of the sawmill is better for the Ricketts Glen State Park article. I looked on eBay to see if there were old postcards of it there (as the current image is such low resolution) and found this letterhead from the Trexler and Turrell sawmill with a nice engraving of the mill. I am pretty sure I could get the image and since it is dated, we could use it on Wiki too. What do you think? Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:34, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Black Shoe Diaries[edit]

Thanks for letting me know - good to see that the articles are useful (though I would not have guessed a wrestling blog would be citing them). Take care, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 04:31, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

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Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive 2014!
Ruhrfisch ><>°° 23:19, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

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ECU[edit]

I also go to ECU.--Cagememberaccount (talk) 19:56, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

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Please see[edit]

List of municipalities in Pennsylvania, especially the pix, only 2000 more to insert

User:Nyttend/Pennsylvania he says we should be able to find 1000 more.

I think you got me started on this a few years back.

Merry Christmas.

Smallbones(smalltalk) 14:40, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal greetings[edit]

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Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive 2015!
Ruhrfisch ><>°° 14:31, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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I plan on getting a cat tomorrow!

Amd194 (talk) 17:35, 2 January 2015 (UTC)