User talk:Holtville

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Viscount Windsor[edit]

Regarding your moving Viscount Severn's article, regardless of whether or not he is titled The Lord, all courtesy viscounts (and for that matter, earls, marquesses, etc) do not have that style attached to their articles. See Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster or Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden for starters. They aren't Lord Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster or Lord Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden. The prefix is not necessary. Morhange (talk) 02:38, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

That's because she doesn't have a courtesy title. The eldest son of the Earl of Wessex gets the courtesy style of Viscount Severn, not Lord. If the Earl and Countess have another son, he would be Lord NN Windsor. Because baby Severn is the eldest son, and will eventually inherit the title, he gets a courtesy style instead of being styled Lord. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Morhange (talkcontribs) 03:13, 19 December 2007 (UTC)


Okay, well I'll try and give a little tutorial:

Here is what the template looks like on Princess Helena. Each number on the template you see on the page is listed here in a long list. At the top of the wikitext you see, there is the code for the boxes you see; this code commands the table to show a [show] tab on the page, and the dropdown box. Another template is transcluded onto this page commanding the table to look like an ancestry template. You probably will not need to edit this bit and I wouldn't advise it.

On the page, there are numbers by each of the names. It is the same here, so find the number of the person on the page and match it with the number on the edit screen. This will allow you to change the contents, and the changes will be immediately visible on the template after you click "save page". Try experimenting with it here (your changes won't show on the article itself, as the code is copied here). Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 19:05, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

"The" before university names[edit]

I am reverting your moves of University of Alabama, UAB and any other similar moves you have made. Wikipedia style dictates that "the" is not used in such situations, even if the word "the" is part of the official or formal title. There are few exceptions to this, and universities are not one of them. Please refrain from such moves in the future. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 03:21, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Same applies to secondary schools, such as Montgomery Academy and Altamont School. Again, please refrain from this practice in the future, as it goes against Wikipedia's established style. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 03:45, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors wanted in Troy, Alabama[edit]

Hi! I'm leaving you this message because you're listed as a Wikipedian in Alabama. The Wikipedia Ambassador Program is currently looking for Campus Ambassadors to help with Wikipedia assignments at Troy University, which will be participating in the Public Policy Initiative for the Spring 2011 semester. The role of Campus Ambassadors will be to provide face-to-face training and support for students on Wikipedia-related skills (how to edit articles, how to add references, etc.). This includes doing in-class presentations, running workshops and labs, possibly holding office hours, and in general providing in-person mentorship for students.

Prior Wikipedia skills are not required for the role, as training will be provided for all Campus Ambassadors (although, of course, being an experienced editor is a plus).

I know Alabama is a big state, but if you happen to live near Troy and you are interested in being a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador, or know someone else from Troy who might be, please email me or leave a message on my talk page.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 16:07, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Copyright violation[edit]

I deleted the image of Holtville High School you uploaded because I found it on the school district website; it is a reduced version of a larger picture on the district website. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:11, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

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