User talk:TeriEmbrey

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Welcome to MILHIST[edit]

COI declaration & maintained by templates[edit]

Hello, Teri, see WP:COIDEC for a COI declaration. If you will do so on your userpage, all will be hunky-dory. In the meantime I've posted a {{Connected contributor}} template to the PML talk page. When you do your COIDEC, we change the template to say "declared=yes". If you are going to be watching the PLM page, you might also add a {{Maintained}} template to the talk page. I'm available for any assistance you desire. – S. Rich (talk) 17:07, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Kay Smith (artist)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for James Dietz[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:03, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Henry Burr[edit]

I'm perplexed. Can you tell me what relation Henry Burr has with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library WikiProject? He lived in Chicago, but he had no military history so far as I can tell, and a search on the Museum & Library site does not show anything for him. Verne Equinox (talk) 01:31, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

We are in the process of cataloging and scanning our collection of WWI and WWII music scores. Henry Burr performed a number of songs during WWI, like ''Just a baby's prayer at twilight: for her daddy over there'' which was composed with lyrics by M K Jerome, Sam M Lewis, and Joe Young and Joan of Arc (Henry Burr song). We will be adding song articles to Wikipedia for those that charted. See WP:GLAM/Pritzker for the lists of articles on which we are working. TeriEmbrey (talk) 13:50, 22 August 2014 (UTC).
Thanks for that info. I look forward to the results of your work! And thank you for sharing! Verne Equinox (talk) 00:32, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
There is a glaring omission in the Burr article for the wartime period. Your work should help to fill that gap. Verne Equinox (talk) 00:35, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Linking to Templates[edit]

Hey Teri! I noticed you were trying to link to the DYK discussions over at the MILHIST talkpage. DYK nominations are a type of template, and generally, when you use curly brackets ({{ }}), it literally pastes the entire contents of that page, as you noticed with the DYK nomination. I've made this same mistake before with other templates, so it's not a big deal. To get a link, you just need to replace those curly brackets with square brackets, and use the "Template:" designation for the page:

Template:Did you know nominations/Abraham Lincoln, what would you do?

And now, I'm going to finish up addressing the issues for the John Robinson DYK nomination. I, JethroBT drop me a line 02:15, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. I knew I was missing something obvious. TeriEmbrey (talk) 13:05, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

page clean-up

Reliable source[edit]

In this edit to Arnie Bernstein, you removed the {{rs}} tag from the University of Michigan Press citation. As the book's publisher, can we consider this a reliable source? Even though they are a university press, they are still in the business of promoting and selling books, so I don't believe their own ad page for Bernstein's book can be considered a reliable source. The fact in question is the recognition as a "2010 Michigan Notable Book". Without any independent source to confirm this, we have no idea how notable an achievement this is. Perhaps it is a designation applied by the UM Press itself to indicate books it feels are of special significance, and is not an external award at all. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 20:00, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Actually, the Library of Michigan decides which books are notable. See:,2351,7-160-54574_39583-227528--,00.html I'll fix the reference. I'm working with a few new editors. Being new, it's slow going. TeriEmbrey (talk) 20:03, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
OK. Seeing as you seem to have them under your wing, I'll leave it your hands for now and keep my nose out. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 20:07, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

New Reflinks tool[edit]

Hey Teri-- looks like there is a new and reliable Reflinks tool developed by User:Zhaofeng Li that you and the volunteers can use. I've tested it out in a few places and it seems to work quite well, and even has a few customization options that weren't previously available. To add it in, go to Special:MyPage/common.js and add in the following text:

{{subst:iusc|User:Zhaofeng Li/Reflinks.js}}

I'll post these instructions at our project talk page for future reference. I, JethroBT drop me a line 23:28, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

September-October 2014 backlog reduction drive[edit]

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your contributions to the WikiProject's September–October 2014 backlog reduction drive, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject award. Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 05:58, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

How to block[edit]

Only admins can block, and I'm not one. The usual sequence of events is to give the vandal a sequence of increasingly severe warnings: {{uw-vandalism1}}, {{uw-vandalism2}}, {{uw-vandalism3}}, {{uw-vandalism4}}, and then to report them at WP:AIV. Sometimes, if several vandals are targeting a single page, it's better to request page protection at WP:RFPP instead. Philip Trueman (talk) 16:11, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

@Philip Trueman Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. TeriEmbrey (talk) 16:18, 28 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi, glad you want to help a newbie, but please read the article and source material carefully before mucking with it. It's already GA-Class and the lead editor has a military background; he's retired from editing, but I helped with the effort and this article was very carefully researched. Montanabw(talk) 07:46, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

@Montanabw: I have read the article as I've contributed to its editing. I am currently reading and re-reading the source material, including Hutton's book. I have access to additional references that may not be reflected in the current article due to my institutional affiliation. As a professional historian who specializes in military history and a librarian, I assure you that any substantial changes I make will be discussed on the talk pages first and will be well referenced.

Truly, I appreciate all the work you and our fellow editors have put into this article so far. I hope you will help in making it a FA class article. TeriEmbrey (talk) 15:49, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Sounds good. Just please keep the {{sfn}} templates and the same citation format, it's a huge pain to fix other people's stuff once styles start being mixed. If you've got the Hutton book, apparently it has pretty good footnotes and bibliography, from what Sgtreckless1 says. I just want to be sure all additions will move this article toward a potential FAC, and not away from it...  ;-) Montanabw(talk) 06:53, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

War film[edit]

Hi, as a change from biological articles, I've done something probably quite mad - taken a nearly-uncited article on a major topic and tried to replace every WP:ORish claim with a cited statement. I think I'm quite a long way down that road now with war film, but would be interested to hear what someone in the task force thinks needs to be done next, and what class it might now be. If I'd realised there was a whole Task Force on the subject I'd probably not have touched it. Chiswick Chap (talk) 21:20, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

@Chiswick Chap: Thanks for working on it! I am happy to take a look at it. TeriEmbrey (talk) 13:56, 9 March 2015 (UTC)


Why thank you *blush*. My pleasure - I always enjoy helping out, no matter how small the task may turn out to be.

Keep up the good work, and happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 16:30, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of William F. Mullen, III[edit]

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A new reference tool[edit]

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DYK for Clayton Knight[edit]

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 19:35, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

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ITN credit[edit]

ThaddeusB (talk) 14:26, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Oscar Seagle[edit]

There are more photos of him at the Library of Congress Flickr account. You can load them to Wiki Commons. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 16:34, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Adventure nominated for deletion[edit]

Hi, I'm notifying you of a discussion where I mentioned you because you have been involved with The Wikipedia Adventure. You can comment here: Wikipedia:Miscellany_for_deletion/Wikipedia:The_Wikipedia_Adventure_(2nd_nomination). Cheers, Jake Ocaasi t | c 15:37, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I voted an Extremely Strong Keep. Hopefully, others will see why this is a useful resource and consider its expansion. TeriEmbrey (talk) 20:16, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: E. E. Walton (June 6)[edit]

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In lieu of suffocation[edit]

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Thanks for the ref repair Belle (talk) 14:42, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

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P. Elmo Futrell, Jr.[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Clarence R. Fields. Would you check this other Pineville mayor article: P. Elmo Futrell, Jr.? Thanks, Billy Hathorn (talk) 17:43, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
@Billy Hathorn: I gave the article a quick look and corrected the WikiProject tag on the talk page. I think you need to think about notability. Why is the subject notable? What other references/citations may back up the case for notablity? Good luck! TeriEmbrey (talk) 17:52, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Clemente crash[edit]

Hey Teri: Thanks for your nice and encouraging words on the Clemente's crash article. I just thought if Buddy Holly's, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper's as well as Jenny Rivera's, Payne Stewart's, and Rocky Marciano's deathly crashes had articles then why not Clemente's? Again thanks so much and God bless you! Antonio El Sin Limites Martin (te escucho) 07:18, July 18, 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Teri, how are you today? I found some references for Bertha in the books, but I didn't have much time for editing her article because I was writing about Hawaiian royalty. I am sorry... I will try to include the notes in her article. Thanks for your message! ;))--Miha (talk) 07:02, 18 July 2015 (UTC)