User talk:Randy Fletcher

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Welcome!

Hello, Randy Fletcher, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome!  Katr67 19:40, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Oregon invitation

Oregon DEM relief map.png You are invited to join WikiProject Oregon, a WikiProject dedicated to improving articles related to the U.S. state of Oregon. You received this invitation because of your interest in Oregon and/or your edits to Oregon articles. If you would like to join, please visit the project page, and add your name to the list of participants.

Nice work on the Oregon articles! If you join the project, add an intro at our new intro page: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Oregon/Introductions, if you'd like, and check out the current discussions on the project talk page. There's always room for more history buffs! You'll see we've got a pretty good collection of articles on what some of us like to call Old Dead Guys that can always be expanded. :) Katr67 (talk) 04:01, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

I'd like to second Katr's welcome, and invitation! Looks like you've done a lot of good work, thanks!! -Pete (talk) 04:40, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Replied[edit]

I replied to your latest post on my talk page. Katr67 (talk) 00:05, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

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Eugene Pioneer Cemetery[edit]

Nice work! I just fixed it up, see what you think. If you look in the refs section in edit mode, you will see the inline refs that I have formatted for you:

<ref name=Otilla>{{cite book |author=Lay, Otilla |title=Pioneer Cemetery |publisher=Oregon Genealogical Society |location=Eugene, Oregon |date=2000}}</ref>
<ref name=Otilla/>
<ref name=Spirit>''Spirit of the Pioneer'' newsletter of the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery Association, Spring 2000.</ref>
<ref name=Spirit/>

Just paste the full citation the first time you cite the book, and the shorter citation each subsequent time. For example: Blahblahblahblah.<ref name=Otilla>{{cite book |author=Lay, Otilla |title=Pioneer Cemetery |publisher=Oregon Genealogical Society |location=Eugene, Oregon |date=2000}}</ref> Furthermore, blahblahblah.<ref name=Otilla/>

Which will look like this:

For example: Blahblahblahblah.[1] Furthermore, blahblahblah.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lay, Otilla (2000). Pioneer Cemetery. Eugene, Oregon: Oregon Genealogical Society. 

I hope that's not too confusing. Let me know if you need further help. Katr67 (talk) 02:58, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Photos[edit]

Randy, thanks for inviting me to work on your photos…I'm not sure my skills are up to the task! Most of what I do is fix poorly-done scans of old photos, stuff off a digital camera is kind of a different animal, and I don't know too much about it. I could fiddle, but it looks like a challenge, because it's sort of washed out on one side, but good contrast on the other. I'll mess around, but can't promise much… -Pete (talk) 07:13, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi Randy, this is Pete's mom. I played around with your photo of the GAR plot, I think I've improved it some, but I'm not sure. However I don't know how to send it to you to look at. If you (or Peter) can tell me, I'll do it.
On second thought - I'll send it to Pete, he'll know what to do with it from there! -- Martha (talk) 22:35, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

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James Barnum[edit]

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Hi Randy, thanks for creating this article. I removed the "copyright violation" message since the text that the bot thinks you copied, the Medal of Honor citation, is public domain and not copyrighted. For future reference, if you put {{hallofvalor}} at the bottom of the article, (like this for James Barnum) it will prevent CorenSearchBot from thinking it is a copyright violation. Happy editing, — jwillbur 18:55, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Hi Randy I wanted to say also good job in creating articles. There has been considerable headway made into the creation of the remaining Medal of Honor recipients. I wanted to add to jwilburs comments by stating that you can also use the Army Center for Military History reference which can be found as a reference on any of the Medal of Honor lists. I also concurred with your comments regarding the removal of images from the recipients articles and left my comments seconds before you did. Cheers--Kumioko (talk) 23:38, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
To answer your question, if he stops removing images there is no reason to report him. If he does continue, or for future reference for yourself you can go to Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents to request the assistance of an Administrator. --Kumioko (talk) 23:45, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Medal of Honor images[edit]

Hello, and thanks for your notice. Someone else has already pointed my at that. While the template documentation at {{Infobox military person}} clearly states "image – optional – an image of the person", there seems to be a consensus to display the medal where no images of the person are avaible – a fact that I was not aware of and that is not documented in the template's manual. And as to being un-American, please have a look at my user page, I prefer to be neutral in this case, or Wikipedian, if you will. De728631 (talk) 23:40, 13 June 2010 (UTC) I have opened a thread about the medal images at Template talk:Infobox military person, so please feel free to weigh in. De728631 (talk) 23:58, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Second Battle of Fort Fisher[edit]

I notice you are almost done creating articles for the recipients of this battle. I would like to split these off into a seperate "List" of recipients and then add verbiage to the existing section of the article with a link to that list and some info about them. You can see what I am talking about by looking at this list, List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Boxer Rebellion. I think this will present the info in a better and easier to read format for users and will make the battle article read a little better than having a stack of names on it. By doing this I believe I can get the list of recipients to featured list status fairly quickly. Before I do that though I wanted to run it by you since you are the one who appears to have done much of the work on these recipients thus far. By the way I will also add it to the Medal of Honor lists template under American Civil War. --Kumioko (talk) 14:00, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

That would be great. I am very novice at creating and (especially) editing Wikipedia articles. I write magazine articles on Civil War veterans with connections to Oregon. I found the list of MOH recipients in the Wiki article on the Second Battle of Fort Fisher when I was researching Alaric Chapin. I saw that most of them had no link so I created a template and have been using the medal of honor citation as my main text. I will finish that battle and may do some more. I didn't mean to piss anyone off. I am a visual person and like the period MOH graphic.

Randy Fletcher (talk) 16:03, 14 June 2010 (UTC) Randy Fletcher

Alright then I will work on that and you are doing a fine job. Just to give you some background, a little over half the recipients have an article created with most of the remaining ones being from the Civil War. If you look here User:Kumioko/Articles to create you can see that the Spanish American war and the Peacetime recipients are almost done and then after that we are left with the indian wars and the ACW. Once the Spanam war recipients and peacetime are done I was going to start doing exactly what you are doing which is going through the ACW battle by battle, rather than alphabetical as they are broken down know. Plesae let me know if you have any questions. --Kumioko (talk) 16:16, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

The Second Battle of Fort Fisher is done. I do have an interest in the Siege of Vicksburg. Have you done anything with that group? I found a good list of Medals of Honor from that campaign here http://www.nps.gov/vick/historyculture/vicksburg-medal-of-honor-recipients.htm Should these be listed under the Siege of Vicksburg or the Vicksburg Campaign? Randy Fletcher (talk) 21:54, 14 June 2010 (UTC) Randy Fletcher

Great Ill start working on the list in the next couple days. Good Work. In regards to the question it depends on how you want to group them. The Siege of Vicksburg was the final battle of the Vicksburg Campaign so if you want to do the whole campaign thats fine. --Kumioko (talk) 00:35, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Ok, the basic list is done, I added it to the template and removed the list of names from the battle itself. Tomorrow I will work on it some more. I need to finish filling in the table, write a couple paragraphs of what they did for the Battle page and do some formatting. I think this should be able to get this list on the road to featured status in the next couple weeks. Feel free to lend a hand if you see something that can be done. Sorry, here is the link. List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. --Kumioko (talk) 02:52, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

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