User talk:Mksmith

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Magnificent job on [Chili con Carne]! Thanks for your wonderful contribution! Ben 16:07, 10 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Hi! If you're going to write about the 1099 Battle of Ascalon, you might want to either make "Battle of Ascalon" a disambiguation page, or write about the 1153 siege in the same article (that would be my choice, it's probably not worth two separate articles, since they are connected anyway). I'd be willing to write some info about the 1153 siege if you want. Adam Bishop 03:55, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Hello again, I was going to ask if you had any comments about the First Crusade article, which we are trying to turn into a "featured article," and whether you wanted to write a bit about the Battle of Ascalon, but I see you are probably not around at the moment...well if you happen to read this anytime soon, any help would be welcome! Adam Bishop 20:40, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Someone on the What's My Line? talk page said that the episode in question (the one with Jimmy Carter) aired on December 13, 1973. Mike H 19:17, Jul 27, 2004 (UTC)

Pope Benedict[edit]

I would do your task regarding the "Germanism of Pope Benedict". But the article is protected. Please stop the protection so I can contribute to this article. I´m not registered at wikipedia and give me the website where the text about Pope Benedict and World War 2 is. 15:19, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Note from Mike: I'm not protecting that or any other article. Please speak to the Vatican about this.

Library expansion[edit]

{{expansion}} isn't just for stub - I think it's pretty much what you want, a request for people with knowledge about the subject to add material. I added it because it was listed on Wikipedia:Requests for page expansion (if it is there, it needs {{expansion}}). ··gracefool | 06:24, 10 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Islamic influence on Venetian governmental structure?[edit]

Your edit at Venice on 15:17, 10 August 2004
"...The Venetian governmental structure was a mix of Byzantine and Islamic systems..."

Venice had remarkable political and economic relations to islamic countries, but I never heard of Islamic influence on its governmental structure; do you have additional information on this? --Marek Moehling 00:37, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

Handbook of Texas deletion[edit] 17:10, 26 September 2005 (UTC):Please go here and express your opinion on whether Category:Handbook of Texas citations should be deleted. Your membership in Wikipedia:WikiProject Texas makes your opinion on this topic particularly valuable.

Henry VIII[edit]

Hi, I've just seen your edit to Henry VIII of England. I'm not convinced deleting titles from References is a good idea – surely theres a difference between References and Further Reading? Anyway, I've commented on the talk page - take a look? Cheers JackyR 22:26, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Mongol counterfactuals.[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your comment, I've left a reply on the discussion page here. Cheers! -Kasreyn 12:59, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Beer poll[edit]

Hi! Your vote/opinion on brewery notability is requested here: [1] SilkTork 12:48, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Saint Dennis[edit]


I tried to answer your questions about Saint Dennis.

Faithfully yours,

Robert Prummel 22:52, 23 July 2006 (UTC) ( The Netherlands)


I think your most recent edit [2] makes it look as though your signature is attached to someone else's comment (which you were disagreeing with). The Wednesday Island 21:22, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Your edits on Ark of the Covenant[edit]

Did you know they are all showing as 'm' minor edits? Have you got your preferences set so that is ticked by default? I did for a while and changed it.--Doug Weller (talk) 20:56, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Genealogy[edit]

I am extending this invitation to you because you are listed as a Wikipedian genealogist. WikiProject Genealogy seems to have ground to a halt, and I'm hoping to either "reboot" it or, if interest is lacking, eliminate it. If you are so inclined, please visit "This project's purpose" topic in WikiProject Genealogy Talk at your earliest convenience and respond to my comment. (You might have to scroll down a bit; my comment is mostly boldfaced.) If you are not willing or able to participate, please notify me of such in email, and I won't disturb you further about this matter. Thank you. -JohnAlbertRigali (talk) 08:35, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Alphabetization and collation[edit]

I am inviting you to comment, in your capacity as a librarian, at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Alphabetization and collation. -- Wavelength (talk) 19:13, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

TRS-80 userbox[edit]

I've just learnt how to make userboxes and i made a user box with a picture of a TRS-80. here it is ,hope you like it...

65px This user's first personal computer was a TRS-80.


SaiyanEmperor2008 (talk) 19:52, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

OK, good to see you like it I shall correct the userbox to have the correct grammar.

Thanks once again,

SaiyanEmperor2008 (talk) 13:25, 1 February 2009 (UTC)


Aemilianus is still waiting for your complete rewrite. --TakenakaN (talk) 17:04, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors wanted at LSU[edit]

Hi! I'm leaving you this message because you are listed as a Wikipedian in Louisiana. The Wikipedia Ambassador Program is currently looking for Campus Ambassadors to help with Wikipedia assignments at Louisiana State 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).

If you live near Baton Rouge and you are interested in being a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador, or know someone else from the area who might be, please email me or leave a message on my talk page.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:14, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Married to a Mathematician Userbox[edit]

Thank you for creating this userbox. We need to stick together.

--IO252Prof (talk) 14:11, 18 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi, this is to inform you that I've made some minor changes in User:Mksmith/Autodidact. Hope you will not dislike them, of course you can revert if you don't like. --SupernovaExplosion (talk) 15:23, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 04:14, 1 December 2012 (UTC)


So very late in the day but... It's the CoA of her father. You can tell most obviously by the fact it is a shield not a diamond and has a crest. The article is about the earldom not the present holder and the picture clickover shows as much. I'm not sure the present form is a problem. Garlicplanting (talk) 11:22, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Vikings and Varangians[edit]

I can see that we share a common opinion that goes against the mainstream regarding those two labels. I really dont know how to develop the pages concearning the viking age further, but reading some of your posts, I just wanted to show my sympathy. Seems to be a very difficault challenge to make people understand what varangians and vikings really were. Since I like wikipedia lot, it makes me very sad seing old myths being repeated over, and over again, when this really should be right place where you could get the real facts. Dan Koehl (talk) 23:46, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

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