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Correcting Selma to Montgomery[edit]

Thank you for catching my error on the date that Henri Nouwen went to Montgomery. I am new to the contributing side of Wikipedia. I will be more careful next time. It is nice to know how quickly errors can get corrected. I watched a documentary about Henri Nouwen that stated he participated in the actual March. I am going to try and dig a little deeper. Anyway, cheers to you. :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paekchong (talkcontribs) 12:06, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for replying. It was not your error; I'd put it down to a transcription problem at the website—or perhaps in the source the website creators used. I'm sure you can find a better source that will have correct dates (the source you used seems to indicate Nouwen drove Sunday night to Selma—set in motion by the events of 'Bloody Sunday', I think. That would put him in Selma in time for the second march, 'Turnaround Tuesday'. He had come because he felt the need to support the struggle, even before the second march was planned. (just my supposition as to the actual sequence of events, but may be of help in finding a correct source)
I consider myself new at Wikipedia also. I picked up the problem in the source because I have contributed to Selma to Montgomery marches before, have it on my watchlist, and am somewhat familiar with the timeline. Thanks for presenting another chance for me to contribute. If you ever need help with Wikipedia, please post a message here, I will try to aid you, or at least point you towards a Wikipedia resource. — Neonorange (talk) 02:10, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
I contacted the people who run the website I had previously linked and apparently the error runs back to the publisher. I was sent a free copy of the book that accounts Nouwen's participation in the March. Thanks for pointing out the discrepancy, you got me a free book out of it. ;) I updated the reference to refer to the book since that gives a more detailed account. Apparently started for Selma on the 21st but wasn't able to actually march until the rode widened and more than 300 could participate. (talk) 04:09, 6 May 2015 (UTC) Paekchong

King FAS[edit]

Thank you for bringing this misstep to my attention. You are quite right that speculation of FAS in Stephen King does not conform to guidelines for a living person. I thought that Talk might be a forum to see if others have information on it. I now see that any such research must be done independently of Wikipedia or its talk pages. Many, many people have been exposed to alcohol in the womb and they live full and accomplished lives with no problems, and with no one noticing or speculating. The fact is, though, that King's physiognomy is a veritable checklist for FAS facial markers.

CRM in pop culture[edit]

Hello stranger. The CRM in popular culture page is looking pretty good. There are still probably some items missing but likely not many. Nice additions. Randy Kryn 14:33 7 April, 2015 (UTC)

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Restoring old warning messages on 207.191.126.34[edit]

Hi, can I have an explanation of why you restored the old warnings on User talk:207.191.126.34 after I deleted them? I am talking about the old warnings from as early as 2012, and my intentions to remove the old stale warnings was that I was cleaning the page; page history is available for those who would like to view stale warnings. For a public IP address (school, library, etc.), the talk page can get crowded. NHRHS2010 RIP M.H. (1994-2014) 13:58, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Sure. Thanks for asking.
Essentially I reverted to make it easier for everyone who may come across unconstructive edits from this IP. I think the utility of the entire list outweighs the utility of 'cleaning the page'. I have no objection to shortening the list, but enough should be left to give an idea of the size of the problem.
You removed all the posts on the page but one, the first post under April 2015; plus you removed the second message under April 2015, a post I had made, a vandalism warning for edits to the Wikipedia article John Steinbeck. And then you put in a warning duplicating my post, but without links. In my view, it is helpful when picking a vandalism warning level to see the history of warnings for unconstructive or vandalism edits issuing from the IP. Packing the warnings into an archive makes them less accessible—it is an extra, unnecessary step for a Wikipedia editor, and for any school official, etc.—it is an unnecessary barrier to understanding the problem. — Neonorange (talk) 18:03, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. I was confused because when I restored the warnings on my own high school's talk page 2007 (8 years ago) after the old warnings from as early as 2004 seemed to disappear, one of the administrators informed me that the old, outdated warnings are stale and therefore requested me not to restore old warnings. No accusations are being made here. We are entitled to our opinions. Also, duplicating your warning and removing your second message under April 2015 was unintentional, please excuse any confusion relating to that. NHRHS2010 RIP M.H. (1994-2014) 20:58, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
I am certainly not experienced in fighting vandalism, but feel more comfortable leaving warnings when I have more information. I watch a number of American novelist articles. John Steinbeck vandalism seem to track high school american literature class study schedules—students have Steinbeck reading assignments—some express opposition to required reading by editing Wikipedia articles. — Neonorange (talk) 18:41, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Yeah I have been on Wikipedia since 2007. I fight vandalism for fun (which, of course, is helpful for Wikipedia). I have been on and off of Wikipedia. For more information on removing/reverting vandalism, Wikipedia:Cleaning up vandalism is helpful. It's great that you have a certain topic that you are interested in and contribute to Wikipedia articles with topic of your choice. NHRHS2010 RIP M.H. (1994-2014) 12:25, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

College Football Hall of Fame on Georgia Museum page[edit]

Neonorange

Thanks for editing my post on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Georgia_(U.S._state)#Museums. I really thing people can benefit from being aware of the College Football Hall of Fame. Are there any recommendation on how I can beef up the description area without sounding promotional. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrmarketology (talkcontribs) 03:29, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank Jllm06, not me; that is the editor who fixed your edit, making it suitable for Wikipedia. You added the College Football Hall of Fame to a list, so a single line is appropriate—no more. Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a marketing tool. Wikipedia depends on material from reliable third-party sources to establish notability and provide verifiability. Persuasive or marketing material is not appropriate. Wikipedia also has terms of use that require disclosure of editing for hire. It is also strongly encouraged that anyone with a conflict of interest not directly edit article pages, but work through discussion on article talk pages. — Neonorange (talk) 05:14, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

I noticed that some of the listings had a link back to the official website. What is the policy on that? Would adding that in for more information be acceptable or frowned upon. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrmarketology (talkcontribs) 16:02, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Official website—the short answer is pretty much yes. The long answer is this. — Neonorange (talk) 17:57, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

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Recent edit to Fannie Lou Hamer[edit]

Information.svg Hello, I think you meant to delete the most recent addition to this article, in fact you restored it. I removed it again. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. Thank you! : Noyster (talk), 08:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for catching that.. clearly editing after four AM does not work out well for me B^( — Neonorange (talk) 08:55, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

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RfC: Guidance on commas after Jr. and Sr.[edit]

Following the closure of a recent RfC you participated in, I have started an RfC on the separate but related issue of commas after Jr. and Sr.. Please see Wikipedia:Village pump (policy) § RfC: Guidance on commas after Jr. and Sr. and feel free to comment there. Thanks! sroc 💬 06:03, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Defending the self-evident?[edit]

Frankly, I find it amusing that I'm being asked to defend the notion that Mark Twain was a Southern writer. That's like being asked to "prove" that the Twelve Apostles have some association with Christianity, or that Mongolia is located in Asia. Everyone knows damn well that Clemens/"Twain," was a Southern writer. I'm not sure why you're asserting this to be a matter of controversy, when its not. KevinOKeeffe (talk) 20:39, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

It is not necessary for you to defend your position, nor is it necessary to discuss on my talk page. Discussion on the article talk page is sufficient. You have already posted once to the deletion discussion for the category you created—that is sufficient. A concensus at the deletion discussion will or will not be reached. — Neonorange (talk) 22:18, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for catching my failure to compute the math, I guess I was reading too quickly. HafizHanif (talk) 19:52, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Mark Twain[edit]

Thank you, I did the math wrong regarding the sister's birth and death years ( six, not three ). I read too fast sometimes. Thanks again! HafizHanif (talk) 19:51, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the note—that paragraph is a real thicket, and could use a rewrite—it is easy to misinterpret. — Neonorange (talk) 22:56, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

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Selma writing credit[edit]

Just wanted to let you know I started a discussion over at Talk:Selma_(film)#Writing_credit. --holizz (talk) 10:32, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. You may find this Wikipedia article, this Wikipedia article, and the cites (34, 35, and 36 at the moment) for the first two sentences in the second paragraph of the development subsection helpful in understanding why Paul Webb received sole writing credit for Selma in the infobox (all of the items the infobox credits come from the film credits as displayed on the film's poster and title credits and end credits). That entire paragraph is devoted to DuVernay's writing contribution, while the infobox contains the official writing credit from the authoritative WP:RS for that information. Hope this helps. — Neonorange (talk) 13:39, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

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Request to join Civil Rights Movement group[edit]

I was encouraged by User:Randy Kryn to inquire about your desire to join a work group surrounding the Civil Rights Movement topic. The original goal was to build a list of campaigns/movements that occurred throughout the United States comparable to List of World War II battles. I've only invited Randy and User:Brucehartford.

I am currently creating sandbox pages for localities, adding Template:Infobox civil conflict, adding reliable secondary sources, and any relevant wikipedia articles. For examples, see User:Mitchumch/Mobile movement and User:Mitchumch/Atlanta movement. If you know anyone else that me be interested, then invite them. Mitchumch (talk) 13:47, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Neonorange, Jr. and Mitch "The Red link" umch (and N, I found your email from decades ago and answered). Mitch, did you want to add a link to the list of campaigns sandbox, I have a feeling you just forgot it in the links you provided above. Thanks. Randy Kryn 4:19, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
@Randy Kryn: The link is in the sentence "The original goal was to build a list ... But, it's not very obvious. The link is User:Mitchumch/sandbox. Thanks again. Mitchumch (talk) 10:22, 21 July 2015 (UTC)