User talk:Cowantex



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[29 April 2012]

Hi margie

Saw where you edited the transcript at:
Document. Andrew Cowan In:Biographical Dictionary of Tennessee General Assembly
replacing the "F." with "Finis" and the "I." with "Independence". Doubtless both corrections are correct as far as the persons name is concerned, but the page is a direct quote from an original work. We need to keep what it says intact, rather than inserting our interpretations (no matter how accurate.) I've restored the original, but added a footnote to show what the initials stand for. Q 17:52, 21 April 2012 (EDT)

No problem ... I was blurry-eyed when I made that correction. You're correct, a direct quote can't have those types of changes. The footnote is great!!--cowantex 17:58, 29 April 2012 (EDT)

SImplification [11 June 2014]

HI Margie

Note that you've truncated some of the personal article links on William Cowan (12)'s page. There's a slightly easier way to do that. [[Person:William Cowan (4)|]] (note the pipe at the end) will yield what you want to see appear (e.g., William Cowan). There is, however, a reason for not simplifying. Leaving the complete link showing the index number, helps people keep track of which particular William Cowan, etc, is intended. Not saying that's necessary, just that its sometimes useful. --Q 12:27, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback ... much appreciated ...

I noticed you left a comment on my William Cowan page ... under the burial section (in red, it says "This has been disproven. Please update."

What info has been posted that disproves the statement? I'm glad to update ... want things to be correct ... but if I'm updating want to provide the correct info.

I apparently added that note several years ago. I think it was probably in reference to discussions with you. I thought you'd been able to show that he actually died in Blount County. But perhaps not. Q 15:05, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks ...--cowantex 14:41, 11 June 2014 (UTC)