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Nomination of Vietnam Staff Service Medal for deletion[edit]

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zur See[edit]

In the Kriegsmarine, the suffix "zur See" only applied to officers of the executive branch (Seeoffizierskorps), they also wore the star on top of their stripes. For Engineer Officers the suffix was (Ing.), and they wore a cogwheel instead of the star. [1] ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 16:29, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, looks like you're right [2] -O.R.Comms 16:33, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
It's complicated. Imagine the confusion when a "Kapitänleutnant" mingles with US Navy personnel. ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 16:52, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Query[edit]

German Workers' Party (Austria-Hungary). What do you know about this party? Kierzek (talk) 18:43, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

A little bit, actually. Unfortunately its all locked in the contract since its in the chapter of my book about the origins of the Germanic-SS and none of it can go on Wikipedia. I took a break for a few weeks from copy-editing, very tedious process and my brain was frying - been enjoying my submarine game. Hey...you might like Uniforms and insignia of the Kriegsmarine. I massively rewrote the entire article and added all kinds of new information. I hope people like it...maybe someone will give me a barnstar! (massive hint hint wink wink). -O.R.Comms 20:29, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Okay. Kierzek (talk) 21:25, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Video game from mid 90s[edit]

I don't know if you have found the game name already, but for adventure games there is a forum over at gameboomers.com where you can ask the question and maybe one of the people there will know. Jarkeld (talk) 14:35, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Reference errors on 17 October[edit]

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Getting in touch outside Wiki[edit]

Do you have a contact method that I can get in touch with you?AlternateWars (talk) 22:35, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Off Wikipedia contact is usually only between two users who have built up years of trust and cooperation, since it generally reveals personal real world contact information which is not to be given lightly. In my 12+ years on Wikipedia, I've only ever contacted one person in the "real world" outside of Wikipedia. So, I will have to decline your offer and suggest we just use Wikipedia mediums to communicate. Also, I would suggest building up a user page and start editing standard non-controversial articles to build up experience and an understanding of the systems of this website. It makes dealing with the harder and more complex articles all the more easier. -O.R.Comms 01:53, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

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I think that's overkill, really. What copyright law does this violate? Who exactly is going to come to Wikipedia with a legal challenge to that image? I don't blame you, personally, its just sometimes the policies just don't make much sense. Anyway, I responded on the image discussion page. There shouldn't be a problem here. -O.R.Comms 17:35, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

2016 US prez article.[edit]

Howdy. Greeley was dead, when the 1872 Electors voted. Therefore he wasn't a qualified presidential candidate, when they voted. GoodDay (talk) 03:06, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Good point. All of the major news outlets are saying "for the first time since 1872" so I added a reference note. Please tweek, edit, modify if need be. I dont edit much on those major presidential articles. -O.R.Comms 03:19, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
I know. But it's difficult for a dead person to be a qualified presidential candidate. The 66 electoral votes he did posthumously receive, were all rejected by Congress. GoodDay (talk) 03:24, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
What it must have been like for them when he died. They probably stared at each other and said "What are we supposed to do now??". BTW, excellent work on that article. Its really well done. -O.R.Comms 03:27, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
Imagine if he'd been the victor in that election. PS - Thanks. GoodDay (talk) 03:34, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Military award images[edit]

c:User_talk:MGA73 - several of these deletion notices refer to the images you uploaded to en-wiki many years ago, and were move to commons by this bot. Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:57, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, yes. Brings back some memories, that's for sure. That was back about a decade or more ago when I was doing a lot of research on military awards and badges. To the best of my memory there was a CD at the Military Personnel Records Center where a lot of those badge and award pictures came from; the CD was made at Randolph Air Force Base. I saw one note about someone claiming the image was stolen from their website which clearly isn't the case. Some of those images date from around 2001 and even before. Anyway, a lot of those award pictures were challenged about 10 years ago, some very nasty back and forth between a lot of people and my behavior wasn't so great either. I leave it all alone now. Keep or delete, I am sure there are far more knowledgeable people than I to determine. Thank you very much for letting me know about this, it did bring some memories both good and bad. Happy New Year! -O.R.Comms 02:14, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
(Followup): The only one that seems salvageable is here. -O.R.Comms 14:55, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

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