User talk:Skater



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Please! [20 May 2009]

Hit Minor Edit when you're just adding templates so I don't get an email every time! Thanks!--Amelia 16:31, 20 May 2009 (EDT)

WP links [10 June 2009]

I'm glad to see someone else adding WP links for page body content, but please don't forget to add WP as a source as well. I was encouraged to adopt that practice by Dallan and Amelia, and I think they were right about it. I expect it also helps generate a better GEDCOM entry for the page later on. --Jrm03063 11:40, 10 June 2009 (EDT)

I'm looking at the changes you made for Person:Pieter Wyckoff (2). The source citation to Wikipedia seems appropriate, but why put a Wikipedia reference template in addition? Seems redundant. --Judy (jlanoux) 17:13, 10 June 2009 (EDT)

The top template will eventually pull in the content from the Wikipedia page and a note explaining the WP license. (That template is used where there is no user-provided WeRelate content. There's another one if people have already gone to the effort of writing notes on the person.) Using WP as a source is done where WP provides factual information about the person that is not otherwise sourced to a more direct/primary source.--Amelia 18:07, 10 June 2009 (EDT)

Not meaning to rain on your parade.... [29 June 2009]

Is there some obscure purpose for re-adding the source-wikipedia template over the wikipedia copyright and page content templates? I suppose maybe that will cause the agent to re-run on the page, but you'll probably still wind up with just the Wp content and the notice.

I've seen you do this a few times, and it's a little perplexing what you've got in mind...

???--Jrm03063 13:51, 29 June 2009 (EDT)

Oops that is a mistake. I will try not to do that in the future.--Skater 13:59, 29 June 2009 (EDT)

On a related matter, I have a question for you.

You recently added a link to Wikipedia content on the Person:Edmund_Rice_(1) and Person:Ureli_Hill_(1) pages, yet you are not watching these pages.

Are you on a project to find all WP overlaps with Werelate and add links to them? If so, could you share what criteria you're using?

In the two cases above, I'm not sure that what's on WP adds value to what's already there. In fact, a lot of it is duplicative, and what was there before better organized.

Please explain. Thanks.

jillaine 16:51, 29 June 2009 (EDT)

Sorry, I'm going to change the pages that already have text on them to use a different template.--Skater 15:27, 30 June 2009 (EDT)

Careful There! [22 July 2009]

I'm backing out a half dozen or so of your changes - you're putting WP links in to pages that already have a proper WP template. Don't put another one in - at best - the agent will just remove it. At worst, we get doubled-up text.... --Jrm03063 16:55, 22 July 2009 (EDT)

John Turner (95) [1 August 2009]

It is a random accident I looked at this page. I am not sure it is the same person as the Wikipedia article. Here is the first line of the Wikipedia article, the rest being about geology, so not useful for matching to this page:

Francis John Turner (April 10,1904 - December 21,1985) was a New Zealand geologist.

Here's why I don't think John Turner (95) is the same person:

  • Francis John Turner in wikipedia (went by Frank) and John Martin Turner on page (not likely to go by Frank)
  • wasn't born in New Zealand like wp says (Chicago, IL)
  • death in 1972 Oregon doesn't match 1985 in wp
  • One of the links in wikipedia says his wife was Esme, which doesn't match either of the two ladies specified

So they apparently were both born the same day, and shared a surname, but appear to be different people.

--Jrich 09:40, 23 July 2009 (EDT)

I will back it out.Skater 18:46, 1 August 2009 (EDT)
You probably noticed that I did back it out already, a couple of days after posting the above. Wasn't sure how much you were checking your messages. Thanks. --Jrich 19:41, 1 August 2009 (EDT)