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Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Your comments at Talk:Community of St John Baptist[edit]

Thanks for your comments. However, please always leave comments at the BOTTOM of a talk page, not the top. In many cases, comments left at the top will not be noticed, as other editors look at the bottom for new messages. I have left a full reply for you at Talk:Community of St John Baptist, and I have mended the broken link which you reported. Do consider leaving some basic information about yourself on your own User Page - it helps editors to get to know each other (though it is not compulsory). Timothy Titus Talk To TT 09:26, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment and edits. I hope this format is OK. As for my user/editor page, I agree that putting some basic information is important. I have a pet peeve about some users like someone with the handle PRGeek who make political edits and don't identify themselves, or make other edits using just a URL. That said, is there a simple template I can use? I love your page (and especially learning about WikiGnomes), but it's kind of complicated, presumably due to your extensive experience on wikipedia. Jweaver28 (talk) 03:43, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

I've finally uploaded the Harriet Monsell article, which is awaiting review, since I'm not sure of the exact procedures. She founded the Community of St. John Baptist and is on the Anglican calendar for March 26.Jweaver28 (talk) 03:42, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

I happened to see your comment at Portal talk:Saints. Your draft at User:Jweaver28/sandbox looks fine to me, though I am no kind of expert in reviewing articles. The draft is not currently in the queue for the reviewers to look at; you need to click the "submit" link in the box at the top of the draft. -- John of Reading (talk) 05:39, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

A few hours ago, I clicked on the link about "if your article is ready for creation ... 'click here.' Frankly, I was looking for a submit button, and didn't find it. I don't know if I'm supposed to cut and paste it again, or whether it takes a day or two to get in the queue, hence this talk page post. Jweaver28 (talk) 05:56, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

I see. The "click here" link should open an edit window containing a few lines of magic text. You then need to click the "Save page" button as normal. Once that's done, the draft should have a large coloured box at the bottom, and then it will be in the review queue. Perhaps give it another try, and I'll try to work out whether it has worked. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:24, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

This morning, I clicked on the save page button again, and got the orangish box with the backlog notice like 12 hours plus ago--so either I've re-queued it again (if it actually takes a couple of days to get into the queue) or I've done something incorrectly again. Jweaver28 (talk) 11:34, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

I found it (or more precisely my sandbox) on the last page of the Pending AFC queue, so the wait has begun. Frankly, I'm not sure why some queued articles have names attached and others like mine just sandboxes, though my quick survey indicates user experience might have something to do with it. Frankly, many of the ones with names attached seem to be PR pieces, which get the same cryptic bounce notices as my prior article (the worst problem of which I ultimately learned was formatting).Jweaver28 (talk) 12:36, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

No official wikipedia editorial response yet, though checking the article I noticed that my sandbox is entitled: Article for Creation/Harriet O'Brien instead of Harriet Monsell. I don't know whether that was someone's incorrect title choice (contrary to the photo and first section) or automatic since the biography section heading (third article section) starts with her maiden name per the template I used. Jweaver28 (talk) 02:23, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

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Margareta Ebner[edit]

Just to let you know I've found the source of confusion around the date of death of Margareta Ebner; thanks for raising it. --xensyriaT 14:36, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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Panic of 1819[edit]

Dear Jweaver28 - Thank you for your edits to Panic of 1819.

Do you know of any images from that event that might be used for the Infobox picture (besides the cover of Rothbard's book), i.e. and political cartoons from the period, official documents? I've looked around and discovered exactly nothing. None at Wiki Commons that look reliable or have suitable documentation. Any ideas? 36hourblock (talk) 21:40, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

I know the article still needs lots of work, that I don't have the time to do. Still, I need to drop by the Pennsylvania Historical Society in the next week or so to check on the Edward Coles papers. Coles of course lived through that panic, and while many of his papers were left in Illinois and destroyed, he was one of the Pennsylvania Historical Society's founders and I think his son or daughter donated most of his remaining papers. Anyway, I suspect that if wikipedia commons has no images, that particular institution might, especially since the Bank of the United States was in Philadelphia. Plus, they might well be in GLAM. Anyway, I'll ask, but can't promise anything.Jweaver28 (talk) 13:40, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

This sounds intriguing. I've checked the PHS archives online - not an exhaustive search, mind you. My thanks, and best wishes in this endeavor. 36hourblock (talk) 19:06, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
I was at HSP yesterday and mentioned this. Frankly, their digital files aren't very easy to peruse online, IMHO, but the archivist yesterday mentioned that you could also file a research request and that they did have lots of cartoons, as well as the Biddle papers. That process which might take a while, but somehow the docs I wanted put online and mentioned a couple of months earlier in an email were in fact up and working when I arrived yesterday (and so included a page link re Edward Coles).Jweaver28 (talk) 21:57, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

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Evangeline Whipple[edit]

Thank you for adding information about Evangeline Marrs Whipple to the article on Bishop Whipple. She is a fascinating woman who surely merits an article of her own. Jonathunder (talk) 15:45, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Monastery and Duke of Gandía[edit]

Hello!. Many thanks for your help on the discussion page of the article Monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba. Historical inaccuracies have been fixed and tested in this article. Also I've add a new article in English about Alfonso of Aragon and Foix, founder of the monastery and more information and some corrections in the article Duke of Gandía has been added. The article about the Duke of Gandía was omitting information respect to the same article in Spanish. The Duke of Gandia starts in 1399 and has its origin in the "Manorialism of Gandía" founded in 1323 by James II of Aragon. The Borgia were not really the first Dukes of Gandia as you can see now in the article with the right information. Thanks for your kind help!. --Valencian (talk) 21:02, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

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Taylor family[edit]

Hi. Online genealogy websites, like the one you are using to make revisions at Sabine Hill and Nathaniel Green Taylor, are not reliable sources for Wikipedia, with good reason. They can be useful in tracking down reliable information, but they are prone to having errors. We shouldn't rely on them for Wikipedia sources.

The Carter daughter that James Taylor of Elizabethton married was not a daughter of Landon Carter of Virginia, but rather of one of the Carters of Carter County, Tennessee, who apparently were somehow related to the Virginia Carters. For details see [1]; the Peter Taylor book at http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/30/books/chapters/30-1st-mcale.html or on Google Books; and http://jessicalaurenwhite.wordpress.com/projects/historic-structure-reports/sabine-hill/ . Notice that the dates for Landon Carter are much too early for him to have been James Taylor's father-in-law. --Orlady (talk) 22:19, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

We might disagree on the value of online geneology sites vs books such as that of Peter Taylor. I used the online site for its reference, albeit without publisher or page number, to a local history of Carter County to which I don't have access. It thus might very well be a more reliable source than the boosterish Taylor book at the NYT site, which doesn't seem useful in tracking down reliable information IMHO, particularly the link between the Landons. For what it's worth, I wasn't finished with my parallel edits by the time you quickly caught what should've been a disambiguation page link. Perhaps we both agree that a page should be created for General Nathaniel Taylor or his wife Polly (who might well have been the matriarch of Sabine Hill) or for the ironmaster Landon Carter, for whom apparently Carter County Tennessee is named. That Landon might well be a grandson or other relation of the Landon Carter more famous for his Williamsburg connections, and thus the similarity noticed in the HABS for Sabine Hill, but I don't have the time to track it down, only point people toward the gap. That the Taylors kept going back to Virginia for education and marriage tends to indicate they are a branch of the FFV Taylors, who also spread into Kentucky.Jweaver28 (talk) 06:16, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
I've seen the obsessive interest that many Virginians have with family lineage. It's a characteristic that distinguishes Virginians from people in the other 49 U.S. states.
It's clear from sources that the Carters and Taylors of Carter County came from Virginia (anyway, if you are familiar with the geography, including topography, it's almost obvious that anyone who settled on the frontier in Carter County would have come from Virginia). Also, the Taylor parentage in Virginia is reasonably well documented, and reliable sources have speculated on the relationship between the Carter County Carters and the Virginia Carters, including Landon Carter of Virginia. It seems to me that reporting on that published speculation is relevant to the not-yet-written articles about the earliest Carters in Carter County (because it can be assumed that their power and influence was strongly derived from family), but I don't think it should be of more than peripheral interest in biographies of people several generations later -- particularly given the evidence that later generations in these Tennessee families were largely indifferent to their family backgrounds. Rather than burdening biographical articles like Nathaniel Green Taylor with long genealogical recitations, I can see merit in creating family articles -- Taft family is an example of such. (However, there will be some interesting disambiguation issues with Carter Family, whose home was not very far from Carter County, Tennessee!)
The Peter Taylor book that you disparage is a biography published by LSU Press, which is a respectable publisher. See Google Books for details. The family history content in that book is there to establish the peculiarities of the subject's family background, and it's not as exhaustively researched as Peter Taylor's life, but it's far better than much of what I found on genealogical websites. The Cox book on the East Tennessee Taylors appears to be very thoroughly researched, but it's a bit tainted due to its being published by iUniverse. It also gives a less flattering view of its subjects than pretty much any of the other sources.
Having said all that, I should also let you know that I have no particular interest in researching either the Carters or the Taylors. I got into this topic only so that I could convert an embarrassingly deficient stub into something like a decent article. It's always nice to meet other contributors like you are committed to delving into a subject, rather than creating pages like that one, which ultimately make Wikipedia look bad. I expect we will continue to intersect. Happy editing! --Orlady (talk) 15:10, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I look forward to intersecting with you (or even meeting) some day, though I have never yet visited Tennessee. I know what you mean about embarrassingly bad articles. Nice job on bringing that stub up to snuff. Maybe it will spur some kind of public use of the site, rather than letting it (and its history) molder into oblivion. I also hope that our trail on the talk page might interest someone with boots on the ground, so as to speak, in Carter County to put up a page for the General, or Polly, or ironmaster Landon. As for me, somewhere on my todo list is bringing the page on Spencer Roane up to snuff, so I was fascinated to learn that he also has links in Carter County, though his grave's much further up the Great Wagon Road (I-81) in Bath County, Virginia.
For what its worth, I didn't pick up the LSU press in looking at the Google books page, and I hope it citechecked the work. To my quick glance, it seemed a lot like the bio of Carter Braxton (Landon Carter's nephew and a Virginia Taylor family ally but basically a generation before Spencer Roane and his Taylor friends), which the wikipedia page initially praised, but when I started checking the footnotes, they didn't support the statements to which they were attached -- hence my first use of the ref within ref structure I used with the geneology cite here that had a long quote from an apparently legit book. That Braxton biographer (now deceased) turned out to have been a PR guy, and while the press called itself University Press (and I believe from the College Park, Maryland suburb of D.C.) the close examination seemed to make it akin to a family vanity piece.
For what it's worth, by the 19th century, as Edmund Pendleton (whose relatives married Taylors and one served with and settled near General Nathaniel Greene in Georgia) and Carter Braxton died off (after marrying into other FFV families like the Capertons of West Virginia) the FFV aristocracy seemed to have continued to operate mostly on a who-you-are-related-to basis, which might have resulted in the genealogical focus you noticed. At the risk of possibly offending you or that area of Tennessee, it doesn't seem like a Hatfields and McCoys kind of thing, but rather the crux of the social power structure, with the "outs" really out (as in not voting, not receiving services, etc no matter what political historians might write). I doubt the aristocrats saw it as corruption, as George Mason might've called it early in that era, and the Tafts likewise toward the end, but IMHO it led to economic disaster in Virginia (which many managed to leave) and probably where they moved. Anyhow, maybe someday I'll be able to drive down I-95 and visit Chiswell, Virginia and the old route into Tennessee! Jweaver28 (talk) 22:09, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
As you infer, Tennessee (not my native state, mine you) definitely has a good-old-boy power structure. Families like the Taylors probably had little difficulty maintaining elite status in the 19th century; not only did they have money, but they had vastly better education than the majority of their neighbors. Still, members of the more recent generations of the Taylor family, notably Robert Love Taylor (judge), are spoken of with great respect in these parts by people who generally despair of the good old boy power structure.
FYI: I-81 is the road you need to take to approximate the historic route from Virginia to Tennessee... I-95 will lead you to the Carolinas... --Orlady (talk) 01:16, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Episcopal and Anglican feast days[edit]

Hi Jweaver28, thank you for adding the Saint's feast days according to the American Episcopal and Anglican versions. However, please make sure that the feast days added are at least exclusive to its Anglican or Episcopal version. For instance, John Henry Newman have at least three versions of his own feast day, October 9 (Roman Catholic), August 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics), and American Episcopal, as you have mentioned. If cases like this appear, it is best to use only the most notable version (usually the Roman Catholic version) and leave the minor observance appears as a link in the Saint's main article or with a link (such as the Eastern Orthodox liturgics case), in John Newman case it appears in the link August 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics).

This is to avoid redundancy, because some saints may have more than 5 feast days from various Christian minor sects. Adding all these minor sects feast day version would be too much for H&O section. So if you see a popular saints like John Henry Newman, first check whether the person had another major feast day in its own article. If not, then you are save to add the American Episcopal or Anglican version of the feast day.

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Thanks for the comment, but I disagree, particularly that the Roman Catholic is the "most notable" calendar version. I understand (and have no problem with) the practice of having a daily link to the Eastern Orthodox liturgics (which even in that practice and having grown up Russian Orthodox IMHO can be pretty obscure). However, to the extent that Anglican and Roman Catholic feast days differ, I think including both can be important, especially for English saints like Thomas More and John Henry Newman. Furthermore, I've noticed the Holidays & Observance practice thus far has been to include the multiple versions of Roman Catholic feast days, particularly for the saints whose days were moved in 1969 (the post-Vatican II reforms). Thus, I'm a little concerned that your suggestion might reflect a little Roman exclusivity or bias at odds with Wikipedia policies, or the whole purpose of having that Holidays & Observances section.
I prefer to think that this particular timing relates to my editing the Church of England sections of the still-problematic John Henry Newman article a week ago, rather than two days ago changing a couple of February H&O entries that implied that Anglican commemorations were not Christian(!) Furthermore, the John Henry Newman article specifically referenced under the anti-redundancy rationale is IMHO one Wikipedia's more problematic articles in part because some parts still read like Catholic propaganda--plus, the very lengthy text fails to even mention that the Church of England honors Bishop Newman on August 11--and I don't have the time or temerity to touch it further!
I really appreciate your including the anti-advertising box/script/logo on your talk page, but since I don't claim mastery of Wikipedia arcana, I apologize in advance if the requested Talkback message attempt doesn't work.Jweaver28 (talk) 04:18, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
To be honest I don't know that much about Church of England, so I will believe your additions of Anglican feast days e.g. Thomas More and John Henry Newman (I didn't delete John Newman from August did I?). It is better to represent an English saint with the Anglican version of his feast day after all, right(?). Also, I never said anything about Roman Catholic's feast days being the most notable versions of all feast days. They are usually the most notable though, after all, they have the most congregations in the world. The notability is something to be considered while adding days into H&O (that's why city's birthday, regional days, and minor awareness observances are not included). One suggestion, when adding an Anglican version of a particular saint' feast day, please make sure that the Anglican version of the feast day is included in the main article of the particular saint. Otherwise, people will delete it.
I do noticed the inconsistencies on some Catholic saints, I can't recall one, but I believe there are more than... 10? (wild guess). Regarding the pre-1969 feast days, the best thing to do is to remove the former version, unless the observances have at least some degree of modern impact (defunct or other historic observances should not be placed in the H&O). There are other inconsistencies in other types of H&O entries as well (e.g. Roman festival, should be gone, but they keep reappearing), but at least the H&O section are much better now than they were in the past, before the reorganization of the H&O. We're still cleaning them up regularly.
Please understand that the main intention is to make H&O section more consistent with the loosely written rule (to encourage addition of observations, but keeping them well-contained). If you are interested, you can check the unofficial proposed guideline of the H&O, devised back then when the major reorganization of the H&O occured.
One more thing, try to keep your additional saint days sorted alphabetically :)
PS: the talkback message, it's a thing of the past, is it still working? I just copy pasted from my old comment. :)--Rochelimit (talk) 17:36, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick response and the link to the proposed H&O guidelines. Maybe I should comment on them, but I also noticed they have been proposed since 2011 and not adopted, so I don't know how binding they are. Oddly enough, the only wikimania I attended was the one after this proposal, and I don't remember hearing anything about it. Maybe they weren't adopted or got lost as unnecessary?
My philosophy is that not everything has to be as neat as you suggest. I don't think the clutter is as bad as you fear. Thus, I think eliminating the pre-1969 links is a bad idea, ditto with the links to Protestant and Catholic feast days where they differ. BTW, the 1969 Roman changes were massive (i.e. well over 100 changes, and maybe several hundred). Given my historical rather than devotional bent in checking out the H&O daily entries, I like reminders of both the old and new feast days. Plus, there are millions of Anglicans and Lutherans as well as traditionalist Catholics (who still don't accept Vatican II's reforms), so I think their observances are as significant as some local observances allowed in H&O.
Moreover, sometimes knowing the older feast day (or a the different choices between Protestant councils and the Vatican congregation) makes historical events more understandable. Unfortunately, I don't have a good example right at the tip of my tongue, so as to speak. Still, saints' celebrations were important both as holidays in past centuries as well as for naming purposes (especially in the Catholic world--that's probably why Casimir Pulaski was named after St. Casimir to use a recent but imperfect example explaining Illinois' Casimir Pulaski Day yesterday--and I don't envy whoever has or might take on the task of changing it to whatever day is the first March Monday, or maybe that's the clutter you're really worried about). If/when I remember or find a better example, I'll be able to go back and comment on the H&O proposal link. In any event, I'm also fascinated sometimes by the choices different churches make to link feast days to different events, other than the normal death date (dies natalis), such as translations (tho many if not most of those were eliminated in the Vatican II reforms) and dates of ordination/consecration.
As for the dates I'm linking, usually I go by the linked calendars for the Church of England, Episcopal Church and Lutheran Church in the "See also" section of the Calendar of Saints, presumably added by someone more knowledgeable than me. For what it's worth, the Episcopal Church meets in General Convention every 2 years and such conventions can add or remove calendar entries, but that's not a major order of business. I've created a couple of wikipedia pages for previously red links, and added a couple of saints info boxes, but don't always read the linked entry closely, much less edit it. I'll try to at least check for the link in the future, but I don't have any particular desire to touch John Henry Newman again, even to add a simple text mention. Also, my practice was to add the Protestant feast days just before the Eastern Orthodox entry, if they weren't already mentioned because of joint observance with Catholicism. I'll add them alphabetically instead if you like.
As for the talk/talkback link, I don't know exactly how they work, nor do I have the time to find out. I'm not on wikipedia every day, but when you (or DPL bot!) add something to this page, I do notice the red talk notice/reminder at the top of pages after I sign in to edit. I don't know if that's mutual, so I'll go to your talkback page and leave a specific reminder like I did Sunday night.Jweaver28 (talk) 11:38, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
To my great chagrin, I noticed just now that I incorrectly linked a page for today, as did the Episcopal calendar wikipage. Seems there were two Paul Cuffees, both spiritually active, at least part native American and living in the Revolutionary War/War of 1812 era. The page for the correct one hasn't yet been created. Tough too because I really like the current one and thought it correct as did the calendar page's creator apparently! Shades of the two saintly John Roberts! Unfortunately, I'm already late this morning, so won't be able to clean my sandbox and create the correct page until this evening.Jweaver28 (talk) 12:45, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi JWeaver28, you don't have to follow the proposed H&O link I gave to you, it's unofficial. It was used during the major clean up back then by few users to 'moderate' any edit during the long period of 365 days DOY revision. However, you do need to follow the more binding official guideline for H&O, which stated that only holidays that are currently observed can be added to H&O. This has become a major problem in the past, not just to the Christian feast days, but also to other type of observances.
The whole H&O issue is a long story. When people started adding irrelevant holidays - e.g. ancient Greco-Roman holidays (their calendar are lunisolar, not identical with modern calendar), observances whom dates are changed (Tartan Day, Daniel Boone Day, Yugoslavian Youth Day, and so on), Julian calendar versions (Presidents-Washington Day, and Many Christian feast days), etc - the H&O became not only cluttered, it was also confusing and wrong. Wikipedia has reached a consensus that defunct observances should not be added into H&O, which may include for instance, relating to your issue, the Julian calendar version of a feast day (which sometimes the Anglicans (and Orthodox) prefer to use). But don't forget, exceptions do happen as well, on the basis of notability.
I am like you, there's still an urge in me to add defunct observances e.g. Lupercalia, Elaphebolia, or first day of the Republican calendar year since I didn't mind about clutter and believe that the more info shared, the better it is. But for the H&O section, it is best to follow the existing and - short but wise - rule. That doesn't mean you can't add defunct observances, you can still add those days in its own article. That's why articles e.g. Republican Calendar name days, Roman festivals, and in your case, Calendar of saints (Episcopal Church), are there. Of course you can ask for third opinion in DOY's talk page or to some active users in DOY regulation if you feel that you need to express your concern over the current rule. Feel free to ask me anything, I'll try to help between my schedule.--Rochelimit (talk) 16:48, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Just a quick lunchtime look at wikipedia and noticed your reply. I agree with most of your examples, and sorry I don't have time right now to look at the current H&O guidelines link. However, it seems to me that if Anglicans or Lutherans continue to use what had been the Catholic feast day, that both remain in current use and could be in H&O. H&O does have lots and lots of saints taken off the Roman calendar in 1969, although later revisions noted that their observance is not prohibited (to go legalistic in this matter). Also, I wasn't aware of the Roman calendar lunar issue, but IMHO we do need a link to the Ides of March (LOL!). The references to Lupercalia, etc. are important for understanding history, and in modern times it's important to know when Ramadan starts (no matter what religion you are, and though such is necessarily lunar based).
Some people read Obituaries in their daily newspaper, I usually check out the Wikipedia daily page, concentrating on historical anniversaries at the top and H&O at the bottom. Maybe it's my bias or age, but I rarely look at birth days after my own on the anniversary day page, since I'm not interested in the huge numbers of links to birthdays (and death days) of not-so-historically-significant rock musicians and footballers. Of course if I hadn't put in the Cuffee link, I wouldn't have made the corrections I did (or looked at the Talk page where they were noted as needed back in 2011), and now it's on my new-page-needed radar, for whatever that's worth. My point is that apparently is an important article according to the Talk page, as for example was the problematic Frederick Douglass article I happened upon and cleaned up a bit last week.Jweaver28 (talk) 17:15, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Regarding the moon, alas both lunar and lunisolar calendar are often very traditional in the way they decide the beginning of their month (they usually have their own official board (of priests, etc.) to decide when is the first day of the month, e.g. Muslim's hilal rule; even until now Muslim people started their Ramadan on different dates, depending on the visibility of the moon). As of now, the most consistent calendar is still the Western / Christian / Solar calendar and so H&O only used that. Every year people will always add Ramadan or Holi or Chinese New Year to H&O, but these will be quickly erased. At least Wikipedia shows these observances in the "On this day" section of the main page, so it's still win-win.--Rochelimit (talk) 14:33, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Just a quick note (and I'll go to your page too in case going up a couple of levels doesn't generate a notice when you log in) about today's H&Os. First, glad to see the "cult suppressed" notation about Simon of Trent, since I personally believe talking about those boy saints who may have been a reflection of local anti-Semitism is proper. As you'll notice, I added links about the three men remembered today by the Church of England between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox mentions, since I thought interspersing them with the Catholic might add confusion. However, the memorials don't really seem linked, and if you feel alphabetical is better, I have no problem with that either. The widest commemoration is for Archbishop Romero, who is also remembered today by many Lutherans as well as Episcopalians in the USA. However, I'm not sure of the Catholic protocols for Servants of God so I didn't add that qualifier to H&O, but did add mention of the wider Christian memorials in the lede to Romero's article. Also, for all I know Romero may be remembered jointly with Catherine of Vadstena by Swedish and other Nordic Lutherans. Plus, his assassination might be another cause of or related to the Argentinian civil remembrance (since it happened on the 4th anniversary of the Argentine coup, which didn't become an Argentine holiday until its 30th anniversary).Jweaver28 (talk) 21:32, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
No problem with your additions. However, I have mixed feeling with Paul Couturier and with Walter Hilton which I think are minor (especially Walter Hilton with his 2 versions of feast days).
H&O is very sensitive with these feast days "variations", if a person had multiple feast days, I suggest to add only one with the most notable commemoration. Calendar of saints lists are available, so H&O doesn't have to include all these not notable saints.--Rochelimit (talk) 10:55, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
I agree that Archbishop Oscar Romero is more noted today than Waler Hilton or Paul Couturier, but think that all are a lot more relevant than a lot of the 3rd and 4th century martyr saints listed on H&O, and that their spirituality deserves such a mention. At first I thought your two feast days comment related to the translation of his feast because of Lent in the geographic area of his service (tho not in the wider church), which is common to Catholicism, and also relevant to Bishop Charles Brent last week. Frankly, adding just one observance to a historically noteworthy figure (or number of figures) doesn't annoy me. I don't consider it a variation, because the summertime feast day is also a local festival--just look at the number of truly minor saints listed on August 11 for example. One of them St. Philomena is still listed without qualification, though almost everyone agrees that was a hoax and she was thus taken off the Roman calendar even before the post-Vatican II cleanup. Nonetheless, honoring Philomena says a lot about that particular Italian region (Mugnano del Cardinale) and Italy's socio-political changes in the 19th century, even if spiritually her festival seems closer to the Gilroy Garlic Festival in late July than the liturgical commemorations of those who remain on the liturgical calendars.
Then I realized that Hilton's part of a multiple listing, which the Lutheran and Episcopal churches use to honor similar people who collectively honor God in their particular work--like the musicians upcoming on April 6. Frankly, I'm not a theologian, but think these collective listings important, and I'd rather list them all on one line, per the practice of those Protestant denominations, because that highlights their similarity (and the spiritual importance of their work) rather than interspersing them alphabetically. That's why I started adding the Protestant commemorations before the Eastern Orthodox, because they're a different system, but more public.
That also deals with the other problem I'm having, because especially on the Protestant calendars, what Catholics might consider Servants of God (like Paul Couturier, or Oscar Romero) have familiar and surnames, so another choice has become alphabetization by first or last names. That's also somewhat the issue for yesterday's addition (adding Martin Luther King to H&O on his Episcopal feast day, when the Lutheran is the anniversary of his birth and the civil commemoration keeps moving around since it's the third Monday in January). I'm looking forward to any comments you may have, and am also linking this response to your page, since the version of this comment I posted a few of days ago somehow lost the last half sentence (as well as seemed more wordy before I split it into paragraphs), and the quadruple artists Lutheran feast day mentioned is coming up in a couple of days.Jweaver28 (talk) 09:40, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Too many indentations, but I wanted to mention another issue that I've just encountered for May 4. The Church of England now remembers all English martyrs of the Reformation era on that date (Catholic and Protestant) so I've just cut and pasted the links (with several different sublinks, unfortunately) from the CoE liturgical calendar page onto H&O. I'm not sure how else to do it, and I think the ecumenism important. I'll note that I didn't do the Lutheran artists' commemoration mentioned above for caution's sake/want of reply, but I'll post a link on Rochelimit's page.Jweaver28 (talk) 12:43, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
Hi Jweaver 28. I usually against this minor English celebrations, but I included it within the Calendar Feast Day anyway because I don't have any reason to remove it. I fixed the link as well, reducing the unnecessary links e.g. England, saints, etc. The page Calendar of saints (Church of England) is important.--Rochelimit (talk) 07:27, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
This morning I added the joint feastdays of J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel (with Henry Purcell on the Episcopal calendar and Heinrich Schütz; on the Lutheran). I'll put a note on your page, but prefer not to separate them, per both Protestant denominations practice. Oddly, although the anniversary of Bach's death seems the occasion for the memorial to church musicians, the mention was not in his wikipedia article, so I added it, as well as mentioned on its talk page that such was already included in the articles for the other musicians, and may have been removed for aesthetic or other reasons from the problematic Bach article.Jweaver28 (talk) 11
49, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm usually against these minor observances, I really prefer you to put links to articles Calendar of saints (Episcopal Church), Calendar of Saints (Lutheran), or Calendar of saints (Church of England), especially if they are conflicting with existing major feast day (usually Roman Catholic's). I can't really say no to Bach and Handel, because they are not repeated in any version of the calendars; I do have a bit of a problem for Schutz and Purcell, although I can't really say no for these either. But then again, what is notable is a matter of opinion, especially with the - IMO - overly Anglo-oriented English Wikipedia (I'm talking about some small village celebrations in Spain (Corpus Christi, e.g. Baby jumping) that seem to gain momentum these days, but hasn't gone into that level of notability usually accepted with English Wikipedia). We'll see what happened later. BTW my principle is that if duplicates conflict with existing major feast day, I will certainly delete the least notable one.--Rochelimit (talk) 18:48, 1 August 2014 (UTC
I agree about the inclusion of minor festivals, which I suspect are often more for tourism/advertising purposes than Anglo-centric. However, Corpus Christi is Spain has been very big for centuries, is of course not Anglo, and is celebrated either on a Thursday or translated to Sunday (I don't remember which nor do I want to look for my old photos of the procession of giant heads when I was on the camino in either Leon or Astorga--both historic cities--since I see corpus' inclusion as governed/barred by the moveable date policy). My concern with the H&O as you or someone else is shaping it is its overly Roman Catholic bias (actually pre-Vatican II Roman Catholic bias). The last couple of days are a good example, with Alfonsus Ligouri mentioned on both. By contrast, someone other than I added the feast of Joseph of Arimathea to July 31 (mentioning both Orthodox and Lutheran observances on that date), and someone else has now removed it. I have limited time, and I didn't add him to August 1 (the Episcopal date), just corrected the article's text that morning, noticing that while H&O doesn't mention him on August 31 (his current Roman feast day according to the article), H&O does mention him on March 17 (his superceded feast day, and labels it "Western Church"). IMHO, Joseph of Arimathea is a heavyweight, since he's mentioned in the gospels (tho the article doesn't now have a separate section highlighting that, and the issue seems contentious on the talk page). If the Eastern Orthodox want just a link to their calendars, which are at least as long as (if not longer than), the old Catholic calendar, I'm not going to argue with them. But the Protestant calendars are not only shorter, but they also sometimes have a different philosophy, honoring specific professions via agglomerations of several noteworthy people, like Monday's church musicians. IMHO if individuals as relatively minor as Alfonsus Ligouri and Alexis of Rome get 2 feast days each, certainly Joseph of Arimathea should be allowed a couple or 3. Noone knows the date that Joseph died, which IMHO led to his commemoration on different days in different churches. Yes, his feast day was probably moved from March 17 out of respect for St. Patrick rather than the obscure and probably mythical Alexis of Rome (whom the article says was removed from the Roman calendar for July 17, but I'm not begrudging his mention on March 17).Jweaver28 (talk) 11:07, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

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Sarah Hale[edit]

Thank you for your important edits over at Sarah Josepha Hale. Is there any reason why you object to having subheadings under a major heading of 'Biography'? Many biography articles follow the same formula. --Midnightdreary (talk) 16:23, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

I took out the biography heading and elevated the subheadings when I couldn't seem to get to the second subsection to edit it. Elevating them also makes the bio easier to access on a phone or mobile device. I don't think I'll have time to edit it more today or in the near future, but wanted to mention somewhere that I'm a little surprised it's listed as C class, since the internal cites seem real and varied, it has pictures, etc. IMHO, it might be good for a DYK someday, but I have no idea how that nomination process works.Jweaver28 (talk) 23:28, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

I didn't think of mobile devices as I don't really use them, so thanks for pointing that out. I think the DYK process would be difficult, as the article would have to be expanded fivefold to earn a nomination (that's a lot, I think), but I agree it could bump up beyond C-class eventually, particularly with a few more citations. Your clean-up work definitely made a difference. --Midnightdreary (talk) 16:44, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

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Kemnitzer[edit]

Although I appreciate your attempting to tighten the Luis Kemnitzer article, his activism at Bohemian Grove were restricted to attempting to distribute condoms to attendees. Bohemian Grove is not a rock festival, it's a private campground where the super-rich and super-powerful can meet out of the public eye. Kemnitzer did not go in and hand out condoms; he stood by the gates as the limos went in, and offered condoms to the passengers (implying that they would be needed). Read the source I cited. DS (talk) 18:29, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Dispenser's tools[edit]

Yesterday at the Wiknic, if I remember correctly, we had a conversation about the disambiguation tool not working. It appears that the Disambiguation tools and a few others like RefLinks were all maintained by User:Dispenser. The tools aren't under a free license and weren't moved to Labs before Toolserver was shut down. Dispenser would like 24 TB of space for his tools, which the WMF is unwilling to give him. I'm unaware if he is willing to license them under a free license or not. Anyhow, I wonder if this might be the root of the problem you described. Zell Faze (talk) 12:56, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Yup, that's the problem. Saturday I was just checking that I had made all the corrections from last week's disambiguation list, and encountered that weird message and the broken tool. Today's disambiguation list doesn't include the DAB tool link. That makes the cleanup process a little more time consuming, so I hope Dispenser gets his space. BTW, thanks for organizing the Wiknic--I enjoy Frederick and it has a great library--though that and trying to solve a phone problem kept me from the Monocacy park until the main programs had ended.Jweaver28 (talk) 13:06, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Bach and Schütz[edit]

If you want to celebrate composers such as Bach and Schütz, as expressed on Talk:Bach, please get the name Schütz right, it's not Schutz. Handel vs. Händel is a different story because he moved to England. See also, bottom right, pictured. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:47, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

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Meetup at the Hull House![edit]

Hey Jweaver. Hope you've been doing well! The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is doing an edit-a-thon later next week. It's kind of on a weird day of the week to accommodate students at UIC, but you're welcome to join us if you're free. Let us know if you can make it. I, JethroBT drop me a line 23:20, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Great idea, especially the link to Ms. Addams' birthday, but I probably can't make it. Jweaver28 (talk) 16:26, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

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Nemacolin's Path[edit]

I am another host in the tearoom and I noticed your question since I am from Western Pennsylvania. I have looked at the Nemacolin's Path article and found it quite fascinating. You did a great job and your article has the potential of becoming even better. Would you like me to help find more references for you?

bpage (talk) 14:43, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Great idea. I've known about this route of native peoples since I lived in the Delaware valley years ago, but only last year in Illinois or Virginia came across Nemacolin's name, when correcting the Great Indian Warpath entry with respect to the mid-Atlantic states. Now, both of my laptops are fritzy, and I have family responsibilities, so I am having problems even finding the page numbers for a couple of the refs I found two and three days ago when trying to put this up as well as correct the Thomas Cresap article. I'd especially like to include a photo, but couldn't use the one of the statue I ref'd b/c of obvious copyright issues.Jweaver28 (talk) 18:15, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Annual Meeting and more![edit]

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I am excited to announce the upcoming Wikimedia DC Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

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Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

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Editor of the Week[edit]

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I happen to have Jweaver28's sandbox on my watchlist, after giving her a hand with it some time back. Said sandbox moves regularly into article space, as Jweaver28 calmly creates one article after another on minor historical figures. These sort of additions are exactly the work that helps make Wikipedia better, and I think it's about time Jweaver28 was recognised for her efforts. She's one of those perfect editors who just quietly gets on with it, without getting into fights or dragging folk to ANI, without getting mired in wikipolitics and policy interpretation. I wish we had more editors like her.

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Thanks again for your efforts! Happy Easter, and God bless! Go Phightins! 16:35, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Congratulations on the award, and thank you for your service on Wikipedia. --L235 (t / c / ping in reply) 17:16, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Your calmness is a lesson to us all. . Buster Seven Talk 13:46, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
There are no such things as "minor" historical figures who meet our notability requirements. And I've repeatedly heard from several people our "historical" content is among our worst, largely because so few people really want to work on developing it. Thank you very much for working in this often largely neglected area of the project. John Carter (talk) 15:58, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

HeinOnline[edit]

Hello! A couple of weeks ago, you should have received an email from me with a link to a form to complete to receive access to HeinOnline. If you did not receive the email, please let me know. Otherwise, please complete this form as soon as possible so we can process your request. Nikkimaria (talk) 21:52, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi. I replied several days ago via hotmail to the email you sent me. I've been swamped with other matters and haven't had time for wikipedia, and so haven't even considered using HeinOnline. I also relayed my concern that HeinOnline requires a link to a gmail account, especially in light of a recent NPR radio program I heard concerning google's de facto lack of privacy protection, or easy hackability/linkages once such is disclosed. I use hotmail for my wikipedia matters, and restrict my google account to other legal matters. Why require a gmail account?Jweaver28 (talk) 10:45, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi Jweaver, sorry, I did not receive any email response from you. We don't require a link to a Gmail account - you should be able to complete the form without one, you just need a valid email from any provider. Nikkimaria (talk) 14:14, 19 June 2015 (UTC)