User talk:Jaksmata/Archive 2007

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Temples of CJC[edit]

As a contributor to the different lists of temples, I was wondering if you could give some feedback concerning the addition several columns to the Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints page. thx --Trödel 22:38, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

I like the additional info, but the table seems to be getting a little too wide. Maybe we could combine a few similar columns, for example, announcement, groundbreaking and dedication could be one column like this:
Name ... Announcement
and Dedication
Kirtland ... 27 MAR 1836 (D) ...
Nauvoo ... 30 APR 1846 (D) ...
St. George Utah ... 9 NOV 1871 (A)
9 NOV 1871 (G)
6 APR 1877 (D)
11 NOV 1975 (D)[2]
Ordinance and sealing rooms could be combined similarly. The whole table would be taller, but it would make it easier to see all the info for an individual temple. I don't know if you thought of it, but "clothing rental" might be a useful column. Many of the newer (smaller) temples don't rent clothes - an important consideration if you're visiting somewhere unfamiliar.
Jaksmata 15:54, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for using the new data format - I've not been on too much the last few months. I restored the 0 for height, acres, etc. on the Compare template. Because one of the nice things about that template is the ability to click the arrows near the top of each column heading and have it sort that column, it was necessary to replace the empty string with a 0 so that the table sorting mechanism would recognize the column as numeric and then sort it appropriately. Unless the developers agree that sorting a mixture of empty cells and numbers sorting alphabetically is a bug and fix it, this is the probably the only solution - unless you can come up with something. --Trödel 16:40, 17 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for doing all those temples in the new format - I feel lazy when I think you were able to get them done in a little less than a week. Great job!!! --Trödel 02:37, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

No problem - it was fun. I used every shortcut I could think of, including writing a small database app to keep track of and output all the temple data. I've been playing around with some other ideas: a navbox (it needs to be integrated with Bytebear's cool maps, I think). I've also got a big temple grid that shows all the data from all the temples. It's not for any article, more like a maintenance tool. Jaksmata 02:56, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
I saw the big temple grid and added to my temple tracking list User talk:Trödel/Task2 - I don't know if you realize but you can click related changes on a page like that and it will give you a "watchlist" of only those pages Special:Recentchangeslinked/User_talk:Trödel/Task2 is how you can link to the change list directly. I'll take a look at the navbox. I also got my Church Almanac and should be able to look up info on height, etc. that is missing over the next few weeks. --Trödel 17:52, 24 April 2007 (UTC)



As having gone through the LDS temple more times that I can count, and as I have taught Gospel Doctrines for six years, Seminary for three years, was in the Branch Presidency while serving in the military on Guam, and been a happy card-carrying member of the LDS church, I think that I am qualified to speak on the aspects of the rituals carried out inside the temple. Nothing which has been written is in any way incorrect. Neither is it my opinion, nor is it my research. Simply spending a little time reading the Bible and reading Jewish history will give you all of the information that I included in the addition to the article. It is factual, verifiable, and possibly uncomfortable for some, but truth is truth. Please stop removing the addition to the article... it is hypocritical of you to do so.

If you'd like to discuss this further, or if you have questions related to temple worship as instituted in the Bible, carried out by the Children of Israel, then please, by all means, contact me.

Otherwise, leave truth enough alone. I posted this on my talk page as well...


M —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MikeInSLC (talkcontribs) 17:53, 24 April 2007 (UTC).

I can self correct![edit]

After re-reading the additions to the temple article, in fairness I can see how the second paragraph could be considered "opinion" by LDS personnel as it goes against their prescribed beliefs. So, in fairness, I removed that. The other part of the article addition is factual, accurate and verifiable to the extreme. There you go. Consideration.

Hopefully you can be as honest and allow the other to remain.


M —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MikeInSLC (talkcontribs) 18:05, 24 April 2007 (UTC).

Thanks for the direction[edit]

Thanks for the direction given on my discussion page. I will certainly follow the rules from now on. I did give a reference to show that the research was not my own (Edersheim), but in that I AM new to this, I don't know how to link in this venue. I'll figure it out. As far as posting to another section that is more logical, I agree. Thank you again for your suggestions. M —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MikeInSLC (talkcontribs) 19:23, 25 April 2007 (UTC).

You're welcome! Jaksmata 19:46, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the Monticello Temple Infobox[edit]

You really make my digital photo look better with your work ;) Thanks. Staplegunther.

You're welcome - I've been working on info boxes for all the temples, but most of them don't have pictures, so thanks for uploading! Jaksmata 03:08, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

National Life Finance Corporation is probably not spam[edit]

National Life Finance Corporation appears to be a notable government-controlled lender. I do not consider its article to be spam. There is a much longer article about it in the Japanese Wikipedia, and I hope that someone will be able to expand the English and French articles (and add references to both) using the Japanese one as a basis. --Eastmain 15:52, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

OK. I added the tag back to the article because the original author had removed it. I don't know Japanese, so I'd be of little help. Jaksmata 15:57, 2 May 2007 (UTC)


I'm not sure if you want to look at this as well, but take a look at Conquestcms. The two pages are almost identical in content, and the author on SmartPlanetCMS referred to this article in defense of his article. Wildthing61476 15:53, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Re your message: I thought about leaving it due to your note there, but it had been many hours since the article was deleted and the original author seemed to have signed off for the day. I see you left a note on the author's page. If he comes back with questions and you don't want to answer them, feel free to pass him on to me. I wasn't involved any of the original deletions or protections, but I can answer his questions since I deleted the Talk page. -- Gogo Dodo 21:27, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Abt Hospitals of Nepal[edit]

Jak, you can continue your carnage pertaining to the project intending to create articles of hospitals of Nepal. I have decided not to work on them in near future as I would be busy for a while. You can request for the deletion of all the stubs pertaining to Nepalese hosptals or any other topics that I have started here as I wont be expanding them in near future and such a load of stubs should not be tolerated. I will not bother to stop you. Thanks and good luck.--Eukesh 17:09, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: ^demonBot2 mistake[edit]

Thanks for catching that and fixing it. I just typo'd what I fed the bot to replace. Thanks again. ^demon[omg plz] 17:50, 23 May 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your good translation of this article from Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/es. If you get the chance to do more of these (or any of the other numerous Spanish municipalities without English articles), it would be great. We need to work down the number of items on the page so that we can generate a new missing articles list to work from. Rigadoun (talk) 19:29, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. I'm glad someone noticed - I had doubts. I just wish I could have found a picture of "La Estela de Duesos" or some of the landmarks mentioned. It would have been helpful in describing them even if the pictures were not "free".
I'll probably do some more, time permitting. Jaksmata 20:21, 25 May 2007 (UTC)


I restored the supposed depricated template page, since the new page breaks the templates. I see no reason why it shouldn't remain; however, I hadn't noticed that you had been working on fixing it - if you have been able to fix it - then let me know so we can make sure it has all the functionality of ft-m one. --Trödel 00:04, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, I thought I did fix everything, but I was trying to get the temple templates to work with {{ft2 to m2}}. If they were still broken when you made your changes, then I must have missed something. Jaksmata 13:36, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
Sorry I wasn't clear - you fixed the problem, I believe, but I put some things in the template to have it automatically do specific rounding, etc. that I think were lost - but I could be wrong --Trödel 05:23, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

LDS format question[edit]

I noticed (or at least think I did?) that you started the category for

I noticed in the definition of Latter Day Saint that it refers to the movement while Latter-day Saint refers to a member of the Salt Lake-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To conform to wikipedia formatting (as well as the LDS Church formatting of "Latter-day Saint,"), do you think we should move/retitle the category? Thanks! Chanceinator 18:48, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Good question. I've put my answer here. Jaksmata 20:26, 31 May 2007 (UTC)


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