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Biography Index[edit]

Hi, this may better belong in the bibliographic databases wikiproject (and their infobox may be better suited than the journal infobox, too). Nice addition, though! --Crusio (talk) 15:07, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, it's tough since there's not an infobox for print indexes -- neither the journal or magazine infobox works perfectly. And since Biography Index is the print index, it doesn't really fit into WikiProject Databases either. Maybe if we get more print indexes into Wikipedia, we might be able to justify a new WikiProject and/or infobox. Phoenixred (talk) 15:37, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

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International Catalogue of Scientific Papers[edit]

Hi, a few questions on this new article. You write "was", does that mean that it doesn't exist any more? And you used the journal infobox, wouldn't the database box be more appropriate? Or was this produced in journal form? Thanks for any clarification you can offer. --Guillaume2303 (talk) 17:29, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi Guillaume. I'm still doing a bit of research on this article, because it turns out that the title used in the Information Science article might be wrong, so I'm having to get the original sources through Interlibrary Loan -- so it may change a bit over the next few days. I used the journal infobox because it was a print, serially produced bibliographic index. I don't believe it is still being produced, and I don't think it was ever electronically produced. But I'll be able to tell you more once I can verify these sources. Let me know if you have any more questions! Phoenixred (talk) 19:24, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
I've found several scholarly resources that reference this title, but I have found no library/archives holdings for it. I'm asking for help from some librarians to see if I can get independent verification of its existence beyond these citations. Phoenixred (talk) 20:33, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

For a Swarm of Bees[edit]

Hi I saw you altered the category of For a swarm of bees from "Magic (paranormal)" to "Magic objects". Rather than revert I wanted to ask if there was a rationale for this or something I don't understand about the category of magic objects. Are bees objects in this sense; maybe it should be magical creatures. I was also wondering if you might know any librarians who could help finding additional material for For a Swarm of Bees, Lorsch Bee Blessing or Merseburg Incantations. Thanks. Obotlig (talk) 02:09, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Greetings Obotlig. I added it to Category:Magic objects since it was a charm written on paper for its use, however, it may appropriately be placed under Category:Magic words (feel free to be bold and change it yourself if you think that's more appropriate). I'll do a little digging around and see if I can't find additional verifiable scholarly resources for those other articles. Thanks! -- Phoenixred (talk) 12:34, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
I have created a new category Category:Magic spells in preference to "Magic charms" which could be confused with amulets or other magic objects and "Magic incantations" which implies spoken. I added the four historical Germanic ones I knew of but there must be a number more from other cultures with articles. I would worry about nonsense modern magic being added to Category:Magic spells but I guess most would not get their own articles. I have also created a Spell (paranormal) article (Magic spell redirects to it) as distinct from Magic word. If you are interested in expanding the historical or archeological section of Spell (paranormal) it would be helpful. Thanks. Obotlig (talk) 21:33, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

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Thealogy[edit]

Thank you for your excellent (and ongoing) work on Thealogy. At last it's shaping up into a proper encyclopedia article! GrindtXX (talk) 20:25, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Are you not editing anymore? Just checking in on some of the better editors I remember encountering. Obotlig interrogate 16:58, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I got turned off by enough hostile/negative interactions that I've pretty much stopped editing. When I tried to make helpful edits I was confronted with folks pointing to "rules" who would delete my edits (some of which took hours to research and carefully formulate). I figured it wasn't worth the effort when I can put my energy into other open culture projects, so I only come back occasionally when I see something that is wrong that needs to be fixed. I'm still a fan of Wikipedia, just not the culture that's entrenched here now. Phoenixred (talk) 13:19, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

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