User talk:Mcb133aco

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Welcome to MILHIST[edit]

RE: I would like your opinion[edit]

Regarding this note you left on my talk page, I will answer here on your talk page instead of on my talk page as I would usually do as I will leave some handy links and notes that may be of use to when editting Wikipedia.

It's difficult to tell what particular edits you are concerned about. Providing a diff (see Help:diff) makes it a little easier to determine which edits are being discussed. I'll try to guess.

On the USS Mifflin article, it looks like a disagreement on linking in the heading. Wikipedia's manual of style on heading (MOS:HEADINGS) recommends against linking in headings. I see you are already discussing this with the reverting editor. I'll be a nosey busybody and stick my nose into that conversation.

On the Seabee article, I assume you are referring to this action. I see nothing wrong with reverting. The edit made by the IP (I assume that was you logged out) removed unit conversion (metric is helpful for those not using imperial measures), and the wording was less clear than the original.

As for the bare URL tags, one the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 and 4th Marine Division (United States) articles, as you say the tagging for bare URL is legitimate, and I see no action by the tagger undoing any changes so I really don't understand what is at issue. Perhaps you failed to save your changes.

You've also states you have been accused of sockpuppetry. I see no evidence of this anywhere. Again, providing the specific diffs to point to where this happened would be helpful. Although editting while logged out isn't prohibited per se, it's still best practice to log in for any edits as you have a registered account. And finally, XPennsy22X is not an administrator. He or she is a regular editor like you and I. Regards -- Whpq (talk) 15:20, 11 February 2017 (UTC)


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Welcome to Wikipedia, Mcb133aco! Thank you for your contributions. I am Pennsy22 and I have been editing Wikipedia for some time, so if you have any questions feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions or type {{help me}} at the bottom of this page. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Wrong Foot[edit]

I just want to say that I think we got off on the wrong foot a few weeks ago. My original undos had nothing to do with you personally. I understand that you have personal knowledge of certain events, unfortunately Wikipedia doesn't allow that. I know that Whpq encouraged you to log on every time you edit, I also strongly encourage you to do this. I think that this was part of the problem, you referenced articles that hadn't been edited under your Username. I can see that you are passionate about Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, but Wikipedia has rules, and just because I, or anyone, calls attention to them being violated does not mean that we are attacking you personally. I've had many edits reverted, I've had whole sections that I'd worked days on removed because someone didn't think it belonged, it happens, one thing I've found is that sometimes you just need to have thick skin and move on. So in an effort to "bury the hatchet" I'd like to extend my hand and let you know that I'm here to help you learn in anyway I can, I certainly don't know everything but I'm willing to look for the answers.Pennsy22 (talk) 05:04, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune revert[edit]

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Once again I return to you with my issues. An archivist at the Seabee Museum archives sent me the attached document.(IT IS NOT POSTED ONLINE- SO YOU EITHER HAVE TO GO THE ARCHIVE OF HAVE IT MAILED) I used that information to make an edit to the article on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. My edit was deleted stating my "edit was done in good faith but the (seabee) Museum (archives) were not a reliable source. I do not know, but I believe that the (TW) was done in anticipation that the edit would be reverted. In any case, I would very much like to get you imput. Thank you once again.Mcb133aco (talk) 23:05, 8 July 2017 (UTC)mcb133Mcb133aco (talk) 23:05, 8 July 2017 (UTC)

This should likely be discussed at the relevant article's talk page. That said, Wikipedia content should be based on reliable published secondary sources. The memorandum is a primary source, and whether it's "published" seems debatable. And you didn't even cite "Construction Batallions with Marine Corps, memorandum written by Lt. Cdr. A.J. Pay, USN, 5 August 1942, document No. XYZ at the Seabee Museum Archives, Port Hueneme, CA" but merely "Seabee Museum Archives, Port Hueneme, CA". I rather do not think we can expect our readers to read the entire archives to verify a specific claim in a Wikipedia article, and I doubt Magnolia677 could infer which document you were referring to. Huon (talk) 17:49, 15 July 2017 (UTC)


I don't quite understand why you did this edit [[1]]? Wholesale deletion of unit types and history. Could you explain? Highspeed (talk) 22:43, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

The edit was at 22:53, 8 August 2017. Also lost info on regiments, brigades and the division. Also, you have been the overwhelming editor on that page for the past 11 months and have doubled its size (from 48080 to 93874 characters). Do you have a plan of what it will look like when you are finished? When will that be? Highspeed (talk) 03:56, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

I am done. The UDT section was the last bit I intended to do until you pointed out my mistake. But, since you asked and mention size. My thoughts are: the section on decommissioned units should go. There are only six active Battalions remaining, so the list is vastly incomplete. There are also images I would remove.

Thank you for pointing out my error and your time.Mcb133aco (talk) 02:56, 30 August 2017 (UTC)Mcb133acoMcb133aco (talk) 02:56, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

User group for Military Historians[edit]


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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:29, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Special Request[edit]


I'm the Public Affairs Officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ELEVEN, and I want to thank you for all the contributions you have made to the Seabee and Naval Mobile Construction Battalions' Wikipedia pages. Having a historical archive is essential to understand NCF's mission, operations, challenges, and impact on the Fleet. These pages also serve as a primary search point for people seeking information about NCF units and their capabilities.

As Public Affairs Officer of NMCB ELEVEN, I couldn't help but notice that the Command is lacking a Wikipedia page. My Command has seen other Naval Mobile Construction Battalion's Wikipedia pages, and are highly impressed by the amount of detailed information, images, and historical facts displayed on them. We are very interested in contributing to the creation of a NMCB ELEVEN Wikipedia page. Following Wikipedia's policies on Conflict of Interests, we are obliged to outsource and ask for external support on this matter. We would greatly appreciate any assistance and collaboration directed to this effort by your part. Please, do not hesitate to get in contact with us at for further information. Thank you! --NMCB11PAO (talk) 02:16, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 has been accepted[edit]

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

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Bkissin (talk) 19:57, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations open[edit]

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Milhist coordinator election voting has commenced[edit]

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September 2018[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Zackmann08. Thank you for your recent contributions to I Marine Amphibious Corps. I noticed that when you added the image to the infobox, you added it as a thumbnail. In the future, please do not use thumbnails when adding images to an infobox (see WP:INFOBOXIMAGE). What does this mean? Well in the infobox, when you specify the image you wish to use, instead of doing it like this:

|image=[[File:SomeImage.jpg|thumb|Some image caption]]

Instead just supply the name of the image. So in this case you can simply do:


There will then be a separate parameter for the image caption such as |caption=Some image caption. Please note that this is a generic form message I am leaving on your page because you recently added a thumbnail to an infobox. The specific parameters for the image and caption may be different for the infobox you are using! Please consult the Template page for the infobox being used to see better documentation. Thanks! Zackmann08 (Talk to me/What I been doing) 19:10, 17 September 2018 (UTC)