User talk:Opukahaia808

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Aloha, your user name of course intrigues me. I had started to work on an article for ʻŌpūkahaʻia but got distracted. Perhaps time to get it to a publishable state. You seem to have an idea of Wikipedia conventions, which will help reduce typical frustration of a new user. The only issue I noticed is that in the article title Central Baptist Church (Honolulu, HI) normally the state name would be spelled out. Or it could be left out since there is only one place named Honolulu. Let me know if you have any questions and I can try to help as I can. Thanks and hope you cancontinue to contribute. W Nowicki (talk) 18:24, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Aloha, I've read the Memoirs of Henry Opukahaia years back and have recently renewed my interest in his legacy in my readings on Church History, more specifically the Great Awakenings and the correlation with Hawaii and other Pacific nations. Something that should be added to your Henry Opukahaia page is the high school in Keaau that was named in his honor until it closed down or changed names in 1991. It's campus is now a Hawaiian immersion charter school called Ke Kula o Nawahikalaniopuu. Regarding your feedback on Central Baptist Church (Honolulu, HI), how do I change the title to correct the state? Thank you for your feedback. Opukahaia808 (talk) 02:19, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

I did mention that school in the article on Joseph Nawahi for whom I think it is named. But in order to mention its former name, we would need a verifiable source. The articles cited there do not mention it. I think I did find one - thanks for the lead. There is also a street (albeit short) to the school that preserves the name. I always wondered if "Henry" street in Kona was also a namesake.

To change a title, you "move" the article to the new title, and a redirect is created for the old name. Although it seems an odd name for "changing the title", "Move" makes sense to computer geeks like me. In the new default interface this feature was intentionally hidden since it tended to be abused. Near the top of the page is a little triangle with a menu you can pull down between the star and "search" box. You click on "Move" and give the new name. It fills in the old name in a box below the curent name, and you edit that one to the new name, giving a reason about consistency etc. If the new name is already used, then an "administrator" needs to do it, so you need to ask and wait for a "consensus" to avoid someone moving it back.

I was also waiting to see if someone is going to propose that article for deletion, since subjects need to be "notable" by independent sources. There is just a small mention of it in the newspaper article, but so far it has stuck. If I have time I will fill in some details that might make it more likely to be kept. If you have any other sources about, say, history or notable events or people associated with it, that would also help.

Presumably you have seen articles such as List of Missionaries to Hawaii. I worked on a few, especially those whose descendants were notable in politics or business (because they tend to have sources), but there are many others would might merit articles, and these can be expanded. Other "to do" items would be to try to find better pictures, or perhaps pictures of the grave sites, churches, etc. to add. W Nowicki (talk) 23:20, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

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