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-- Dave C. 02:03, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks! Pesco 16:18, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

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Modifiying Discussion page[edit]

I noticed you removed what I had put in on the discussion page for the Coast Guard page. In Wikipedia, you are never supposed to remove information from a discussion page (even your own talk page!) that someone else wrote unless it violates copyright or is libelous. Discussion pages can be archived when they get too long but the content should not be changed --- Skapur

I didn't remove or change any comments. I combined similar sections into the same section for clarity and to show that the same issue has been an issue for a while, that it has been repeatedly been brought up. Otherwise you have one issue brought up in four different places on the discussion page. While we're talking, I just want to say good job on all the work you've done on the CG page. I'm still getting used to Wiki, but I've got the best intentions. Pesco 20:09, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
OK, I see what I did wrong. thanks for fixing it. --- Skapur

Autoblock of 152.121.17.5[edit]

IP address 152.121.17.5 has been blocked, and I think for decent reason. Could we have a soft-block instead (ie only blocks users not logged into an account)? Pesco 16:34, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg

Your request to be unblocked has been granted for the following reasons:

Block converted to anon-only, per request. Account creation is still frozen, but accounts grandfathered or registered elsewhere shouldn't have any problem editing. Feel free to throw another template if you have any more problems. Sorry for the trouble!

Request handled by: Luna Santin 19:21, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

2/m and 3/m rewrites[edit]

I thought this might be of interest, and well, I'm procrastinating: these rewrites are like pulling teeth. Fortunately, the existing articles are so bad that it'd be almost impossible to make them worse. :) Anyway, here's a second mate article that's within a couple of days of being ready for prime time. Feel free to scale it as you see fit. Cheers Haus42 03:25, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Maritime trades invite[edit]

Maritime VHF Sailor type.jpg Pan pan. Pan pan. Pan pan. Attention all vessels. This is WikiProject Maritime Trades. Please be advised that the project has been created to improve the quality and coverage of articles related to shipping and the diverse maritime trades. Assistance is requested. This is Maritime Trades standing by on Channel 16.

Hey Pesco, though this might be of interest! Cheers. Haus42 13:43, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you for welcoming me to Wikipedia, thank was most kind of you.Quick Reference 13:16, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

You're quite welcome. Happy editing! --Pesco 02:44, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
If I need assistance should I come here?Quick Reference 12:16, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
You can, although I'm no expert, either. You can also go to the Help pages and find the right category. --Pesco 23:38, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Ask for help[edit]

Would you mind add some references of the Inter-service decorations of the United States military?

Thank you.--东北虎(Manchurian Tiger) 04:28, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

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This has been addressed. I am greatly annoyed by this bot. --Pesco (talk) 03:44, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Northwestern Michigan College Edit[edit]

Hello Pesco.

I noticed you have recently removed a paragraph from Northwestern Michigan College's wikipedia page because it did not conform to Wikipedia's NPOV. I am a journalist with Northwestern Michigan College's student newspaper the White Pine Press. My name is John Parker. The paragraph you removed was rather inflammatory. Could I ask you some questions about how you came across it, why you edited the page, and how you are affliated with Northwestern Michigan College? That would be very helpful, thank you Pesco!

Parke139 (talk) 22:02, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Hello, sure. I came across the page because I have edited maritime-related pages in the past and I have them in my watch list. Northwest Michigan College is the home of Great Lakes Maritime Academy, so that's the connection that led to my previous edits. I saw the article name and previous editor's name on my watchlist. I saw that the account did not have a user or talk page. I often create talk pages for new users by putting a welcome message on a new user talk page. I also checked out the user's contributions, which led me to discover the nature of his edits. His other edit regarding the school's radio station was similar in nature and was reverted that day. I reverted the edit on Northwest Michigan College because, as you noted, it was an inflammatory edit that did not cite any references. I have no affiliation with Northwest Michigan College. The only motive for my edit was to preserve the reliability and integrity of Wikipedia. Thanks for your question, feel free to ask more if you have any. --Pesco (talk) 00:18, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Hello Pesco, I'd be interested in learning wiki better. That way I could upload verifyable docs to support the facts of NMC's failures to honor free speech and due process rights. Docs from the college, elected representatives of state and federal government,and federal governmental agencies. I am also an Eagle Scout. I was accepted as an alternate to the US Naval Academy by MI Senator Levin in 1972. The college's actions to deny due process and civil liberties disturbs me greatly. Many docs were shared with John Parker to encourage the college newspaper to cover these long-standing problems with the college.

I'm not sure that this message will get to you, its my first attempt to communicate through the website. I'd appreciate a response if you do get it. I can't promise that I'll check in again soon though.

Also, I no longer see my comment about the college radio station. Was this deleted, or moved to another page? Thank you.18:30, 14 February 2008 (UTC)±Politicaldiscrimination (talk) 18:30, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Operation COOKIE MONSTER[edit]

In support of Operation COOKIE MONSTER (OCM) I'm presenting WikiCookies in appreciation for military service to the United States. Happy Independence Day! Ndunruh (talk) 01:09, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: U.S. military pay grades[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up U.S. military pay grades! That article had been bugging me for quite some time, but I had no idea where to even begin cleaning it up. It makes a lot more sense now. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 20:36, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

9/11 GI Bill edits[edit]

Great job on the clean-up of the 9/11 GI Bill page. I have several messages in with VA to fix some of their FAQs. Have found forum after forum incorrectly quoting incorrect info from elsewhere. Effectively nobody reads the law, which is not so hard as legal docs go. Anyway, just so you know not ANY Reserve Active duty that counts, it must have the specific sections in the orders as things stand now. Not to complain, but myself and many others are planning our lives around this funding. With so many thinking they are not entitled to it, its just a screw-up on the part of VA and Military.com for putting out bad or misleading info. Thanks again uaflyer (talk) 14:07, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, and I think I'll use a "note" to clarify the specific sections that qualify. I just try to edit from the perspective of the uninformed reader: If I didn't know anything about the topic, or if I wasn't even in the military, would the article make sense? I appreciate your help trying to get the right information to reservists, and I'll work to make sure important details don't get edited away. ~PescoSo saywe all 15:47, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

USBill[edit]

The links seem to be working for me. I noticed a while back that they weren't working, but the Template generates all links as expected. It appears to be a periodic problem with the Thomas servers.DCmacnut<> 20:43, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Are the problems continuing?—Markles 00:06, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
It's working now, thanks. I think it was a THOMAS server problem like DCmacnut said. ~PescoSo saywe all 00:29, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

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Thad Allen[edit]

Pesco, thank you for your recent edit (→Hurricane Katrina: Removed unlikely tagged sentence.) I was the one who originally tagged the sentence and meant to get back and remove it. It's very unlikely that Admiral Allen used Katrina in EVERY speech he has made since then. Again, thanks for watching my back, and next time I'll write myself a note. Semper Paratus! Cuprum17 (talk) 23:53, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, very unlikely. It was a sarcastic little comment, anyway. No problem! ~PescoSo saywe all 22:15, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

No problem[edit]

A pleasure, congrats ;p. My userpage vandalism is about 63 now ;p, all the best SpitfireTally-ho! 00:50, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

All settlements are inherently notable, see WP:INHERENT and WP:OUTCOMES. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 06:23, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Your point has been raised, been debated, and been rejected numerous times at WP:AFD - the last I got involved in was this one which generates drama and there's no way it'll get deleted. A nomination will be likely be viewed as WP:POINTy. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 06:37, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
    • Your comment was uncivil. If you disagree with my interpretations, so be it. If you think that you'll be successful deleting settlements, at the risk of WP:BEANS go ahead and nominate them for deletion to prove your WP:POINT. The community has said again and again that inhabited places are notable and that articles on them should be created (even if they are stubs at first; nothing wrong with a stub) and to run into critics rather than useful assistance is not helpful. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 18:34, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
      • You call articles I have created as pointless and carp about politeness? Look in the mirror. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 21:46, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
        • What's the use of any article? These are useful for historians of the California Gold Rush, as many of these places arose, roared, boomed and busted during that time - lots of colorful history to be written on them, just not all by me. Some geneologists like to know where their ancestors were and perhaps still are. Some are interested in the settlement of California and how various gold rushes amid the big one prompted the sporatic settlement patterns still affecting the state. Some are political historians who may be interested to know the context in which the careers of at least 2 California Assemblymembers arose (yes, in these small towns) - just like we want to know what makes our politicians tick, some historians like to know where the politicians that steered California into the Union not the Confederacy came from. And then there's the locals who like to see their names in print - to add details, to do research into the history of their places. In short, these articles are as much use as their readers put them. Judging by the response to the various other geographic projects, there's a fair consensus that these are useful. In your new page patrolling, you'll find it more profitable to focus on unreferenced stuff than on these. For a geographical place, take Dzolo for instance. A you know what, we're not going to delete that either if someone can (and probably could) find a reference that it exists/existed. You may want to try further references yourself, or just move on to something else. Whatever. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 21:58, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

deconcini[edit]

Oh, I see it now, the article was such a mess, with so many repetitions and other woes, I missed that and then with your edit, only saw the lack of a "Freddie Mac." Cheers, Gwen Gale (talk) 01:12, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Creed of the United States Coast Guardsman[edit]

Thank you so much for your addition to the United States Coast Guard article of the Creed of the United States Coast Guardsman written by Admiral Hamlet. I linked his name in the article after you posted. I had put the Creed in his article several months ago. I don't know why I didn't think to add it to the CG article but I failed to do so. I have been wrestling with the term "Guardian" for several months now. I am, and will always be, a Coast Guardsman; I don't care what the Commandant wants to call it. The Guard has become so politicially correct these days that they don't want to offend anyone except us old retired "Guardsmen" that don't count anymore anyway. The Marines wouldn't change their name for members of their service because they value tradition; so why, after almost 95 years of being referred to as Coast Guardsmen does Admiral Allen decide that we are "Guardians" now? I have great respect for the Admiral, but I think he is making a mistake. I believe that changing the name that service members are referred to violates the first Core Value: Honor. Thousands of men and women have been proud to be called Coast Guardsmen for the last 90+ years, and to change the name diminishes the great history of service to country that the Coast Guardsman has provided. Thanks also for letting me vent...and Semper Paratus... Cuprum17 (talk) 00:46, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Cuprum! No problem. After 5 yrs of service I sadly just encountered the Creed the other day... When I found it, though, I was hit by its powerful prose. "I shall sell life dearly to an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue those in peril." I love it. I've been trying to wrap my brain around "Guardian", also, and I'm still on the fence. Seems to tread too close to "National Guard" for my liking; I don't want to take anything away from them. I believe in Coast Guardsmen, formally, and Coasties, as the officially embraced nickname, instead of something to be shyed away from. Thanks for your many years of service, Chief! ~PescoSo saywe all 23:56, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Muir Skate Longboard Shop (2nd nomination)[edit]

Hi, Pesco. Because you participated in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Muir Skate Longboard Shop, you may be interested in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Muir Skate Longboard Shop (2nd nomination). Cunard (talk) 02:04, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Could sure use your help, Shipmate[edit]

The article Creed of the United States Coast Guardsman has been deleted by User:Bearcat. Initially, the deletion was about a "blatant copyright violation". I contacted him about it on his talk page and reminded him that the Creed was in the public domain (at least I think it is!) His reply to my talk page was more about copying verbatim from source. How do you have an article about a creed without quoting the creed? On 17 June my talk page was pinged by User:CorenSearchBot notifying me about copyright violations on the Creed because I had supposedly copied it in whole from Jack's Joint! I replied and thought the issue was taken care of. My question is will you help me in getting this reinstated and add some further research to the article so that it will stand by itself like other Creed articles? Examples include Rifleman's Creed, Airman's Creed, U.S. Soldier's Creed. You have far more experience than I on issues dealing with deletions. If I'm in the wrong on this I will let the deletion stand, but I as well as you and every other Coast Guardsman have lived the words of the Creed and I can't let the thing drop without a try. Will you give me some advice on how to proceed with this? Thanks. Cuprum17 (talk) 19:39, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey Chief. I'm not sure Pesco is around, so I might just jump in here. First off, there is some coverage of the creed here. Second: did the article have any content beyond the actual text of the creed itself? If so, we can get a copy in userspace to develop a bit before putting it back in article space. If not making a copy of United_States_Coast_Guard#Creed_of_the_United_States_Coast_Guardsman in your sandbox (for example User:Cuprum17/creed) might be a good start. The key to making an article about a piece of text like this is to have a few reliable sources that discuss the creed itself. The references used on the creed section of the USCG article are probably a good place to start, the The Coast Guardsman's Manual probably says some things about it, this is an official copy that can be cited, and this book might be useful. This discusses the creed a bit. Page 14 of this shows another use. Well, that should be enough for a start. Cheers. HausTalk 21:18, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

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Nathan Bruckenthal[edit]

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fyi[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Robert Young (longevity claims researcher) (2nd nomination) (cf. [1]). EEng (talk) 04:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you. While I cited the content, I did not know about the attribution templates. I will be sure to use them in the future for other articles. ~PescoSo saywe all 13:21, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

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2017 Military history WikiProject Coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from the Military history WikiProject! Elections for the Military history WikiProject Coordinators are currently underway. As a member of the WikiProject you are cordially invited to take part by casting your vote(s) for the candidates on the election page. This year's election will conclude at 23:59 UTC 29 September. Thank you for your time. For the current tranche of Coordinators, AustralianRupert (talk) 10:39, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Pesco. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

2017 Military Historian of the Year and Newcomer of the Year nominations and voting[edit]

As we approach the end of the year, the Military History project is looking to recognise editors who have made a real difference. Each year we do this by bestowing two awards: the Military Historian of the Year and the Military History Newcomer of the Year. The co-ordinators invite all project members to get involved by nominating any editor they feel merits recognition for their contributions to the project. Nominations for both awards are open between 00:01 on 2 December 2017 and 23:59 on 15 December 2017. After this, a 14-day voting period will follow commencing at 00:01 on 16 December 2017. Nominations and voting will take place on the main project talkpage: here and here. Thank you for your time. For the co-ordinators, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:35, 8 December 2017 (UTC)