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Seer stones [ edit ]

The first paragraph of any article is an introduction. The apolegetic material that you've twice entered there is better suited to the body.--John Foxe 22:07, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Your recent reversion to Seer stones and the Latter Day Saint movement have been partly useful, correcting some errors on my part. However your comment on my talk page about apologetics is interesting, and one that contrasts with an obvious ideological/sectarian bent in your editing.Rockford1963 01:08, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Men of good will can usually find a way around conflicting points of view when they work with material that's provable.--John Foxe 11:20, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Your statement on good will sounds fine, but 'provable' is problematic with articles on religion. Well crafted paragraphs with copious references and notes may seem neutral yet be spun in an 'anti-something' way; but proving such instances can be most difficult. In any case I will look for the references regarding descriptions of LDS seer stones, and accounts of the appearance of the LDS U&T, which information should be an interesting addition to the article.
Sounds fine to me. All the best,John Foxe 14:29, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
I'm interested in locating pictures of seer stones for use on the seer stone -LDS page. have you found any that are not copyrighted, or else documented that they are in the public domain? - and/or can you upload them to wiki Media? - SunKider (talk) 06:39, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

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Historical Eastern Germany [ edit ]

Perhaps you'd be interested in this:Talk:Historical_Eastern_Germany#Requested_move. -- Hrödberäht (gespräch) 05:07, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Problem with your Flickr uploads [ edit ]

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If you wish to ask the copyright holder(s) of the images I marked for deletion to release them under a free license that would make them usable on Wikipedia please read though WP:COPYREQ first to make sure you follow the proper procedure. For the record, the images in question are: Image:Carthage courthouse.jpg, Image:Christus Statue.jpg, Image:US Embassy Berlin on Pariser Platz.jpg, Image:Preston Temple.jpg, Image:1970 T-Bird.jpg, Image:US Berlin Chancery Entrance.jpg, Image:US Mitte Chancery.jpg, Image:American Embassy Seoul.jpg and Image:US Embassy Seoul.jpg. Thanks. --Sherool (talk) 19:21, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Regarding the use of the {{public domain}} template [ edit ]

Please don't add this to all the images you upload. First of all that template is not a image copyright tag, it's indented for use on userpages. If you want to release your own images to the public domain use {{PD-self}}, for other sources see Wikipedia:Image copyright tags/Public domain. Secondly the images I've seen you use this on is not actualy in the public domain so having it there just confuses things. Other than that keep up the good work. I see you found some cc-by licensed images to replace at least one of the ones mentioned above. Very good :)

Oh and one final tip: Do a search on Commons before going to Flickr. A lot of the free licensed images from Flick already exist on Commons and the images on Commons can be used directly in Wikipedia articles (and all other Wikimedia projects), no special syntax is required, just a normal [[Image:.. ]] link (provided there is no a "local" image on this Wiki by the same name). Also consider uploading free licensed images you find in the future directly to Commons rater than to Wikipedia only, that way all the other projects can benefit from the image too :) --Sherool (talk) 18:01, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Rockford, Illinois [ edit ]

I see that you do a lot of work in and around the Rockford, Illinois area. As a member of the Illinois wiki project and a person who lives very near to Rockford, I would highly encourage you to structure the cities after a FA such as Detroit, Michigan. Eventually (we are working on Peoria right now), we are going to make our way to Rockford to work on it, but if you want to get a jump start on things I would be more than willing to assist. Let me know what you think.--Kranar drogin 03:58, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Foreign Service Brat [ edit ]

Cool... I love that you started the article... it's one that I wanted to start a while ago, but I don't know much about the subject. You might want to check out Eakin's work (see TCK references) it's a fairly long piece on TCKs bu particularly diplomatic brats.Balloonman 04:24, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

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New User Box [ edit ]

You might wish to use this new user box created yesterday {{User_DoS}} http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:User_DoS Mikebar 10:45, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Addition [ edit ]

Great addition to the article United States Foreign Service. I know this article can be better and you're in the forefront there. Mikebar 05:12, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Silly Rename Proposed [ edit ]

See http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2007_November_1&section=20#Ambassadors for a discussion on renaming the ambassadors categories. They obviously have never been around diplomatic institutions. Mikebar 19:47, 1 November 2007 (UTC) PS APP article is great.



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photo? [ edit ]

Are you in Rockford? Do you have a photo or could you take a photo of the Chrysler plant? I'm writing an article on it. Thank you. Chergles (talk) 23:26, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Mrs. Fisher's, Inc. [ edit ]

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Early LDS history locations [ edit ]

I responded on the talk page for Palmyra (town), New York but wanted to make sure I was clear about why I removed certain LDS-related events from the history section of that article. City/town articles are pretty much restricted to the physical boundaries of that specific city or town. Early LDS history is somewhat unusual because the Smith Farm (where much of it occurred) straddled the line between not only two towns (also known as "townships" in other parts of the U.S.) but also two counties. Even with the border, we can be clear as to where certain events happened and should try as to adhere to where events happened as much as possible particularly in regards to their specific town articles.

  • First Vision occurred while the Smith's were living in their log home which is certainly in the town of Palmyra. The vision itself may have actually happened in either the towns of Palmyra or Manchester (since the house was literally adjacent to the border), but there is no way to know and is not that significant.
  • The Book of Mormon was definitely published in 1830 in the village of Palmyra. Much of the translation of it took place in Pennsylvania and at the Smith home, which is in Manchester.
  • The Smith "frame home" is definitely located in Manchester. Joseph Smith refers to their move there in 1825 as their "removal to Manchester" which was all of about 200 yards down the street. The Golden Plates were stored here at various times and translation of the Book of Mormon occurred here as well.
  • Hill Cumorah is definitely in the town of Manchester, so the Golden Plates were retrieved from there and the Hill Cumorah Pageant is held in Manchester, not Palmyra.
  • Even the Palmyra New York Temple is actually located in the town of Manchester. The building is on the Manchester side of the line and the parking lot is on the Palmyra side of the line. It should remain in the Palmyra article, however, because of the name association but can also be included in the Manchester (town), New York article.
  • Hopefully you're familiar with the differences between a town and a village in the state of New York. Ohio has the same thing except instead of towns they are referred to as "townships". Many times towns/townships and villages (or cities) share the same name, but are still two separate and distinct political entities and governments. Many early events in LDS history actually occurred in their respective town/township as opposed to the village of the same name. If you have any further questions, please ask. --JonRidinger (talk) 17:42, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

FSO & Revert War [ edit ]

Hi - not sure we have ever met or traded messages. I think we need to bring our edit war to admins or dispute resolution. I am getting pretty tired of reverting that guy's mindless edits. I provided plenty of FAM references on his talk page, he has no evidence to support his rather specious contentions (which got shot down pretty good on the Sounding Board), he promised to stop if was shown cites, etc., and his edits are just plain factually wrong. I actually know who this guy is based upon his user name and postings on the Sounding Board. He is a SEO trainee who has not even been to a post yet - seems to have some serious Officer envy or something. What do you think? Bevinbell 15:53, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Foreign Service Officer [ edit ]

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Imperial [ edit ]

Thanks for the "attaboy". Trust me, it was a labor of love working on the Imperial page. I've been working on other full-size (mostly luxury) pages as well and came across the photos of 1960 Imperials purely by accident and realized their significance immediately.

I'm trying to keep it even-handed and was concerned someone might be offended by my changes/deletions/edits. The Iconic years needed something to really tie them together so the "electroluminescent" thing was easy (and fun). But I'm concerned that I had nothing better to say about the 1967-68s. I'm not a big fan as the abandonment of the D-body in my opinion was a big step backward for Imperial (although I really do like the Fuselage years).

Working on Imperial is easier than other cars as I suspect there's no cross-generational/cross-model animosities as there is with Lincolns or Cadillacs. Imperial fans truely seem to love all Imperials. (FYI: I own a 66 convertible, or should I say she owns me.)

And I'm not quite done yet (but almost, as I have a life). I found a photo of a 1957 Ghia Crown Imperial in the commons and plan to create an infobox tonight. Watch out!

Happy motoring, Mark

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First Vision caption [ edit ]

I'd invite you to take our disagreement about the First Vision caption at Joseph Smith, Jr. to the article discussion page.--John Foxe (talk) 13:38, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

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Diplomatic Security Seal [ edit ]

User has uploaded a fake seal and claimed it is the official logo of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. User has posted this art on pages such as MSD, DS, DSS, RSO, and RSOs.

This is not an official seal. The U.S. government does not use it for official business. User has stated "anyone within DS knows it is real. Please prove otherwise" when undoing edits to remove the fake seal. This is not a valid citation. Please see this page and this page for more information on how to cite sources properly.

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Like you said, it is impossible to prove a negative. So it would seem you can not prove that this is not an officially used seal. It is in fact used all of the time.Rockford1963 (talk) 03:43, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

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