How did you do the sidebar edit? I've been looking through the docs at meta.mediawiki and can't find anything on this (except hacking the php files). Thanks, Fr. John
Hey, thanks. That does help anyway -- I'd forgotten about that page ;-). Fr. John
Good morning Andrew
Thanks for cleaning up my spelling and some of the entries from last night. One question though - I noticed you made the Categories aplhabetical. My idea was to put the larger category "Ethics" first with the subcat "bioethics" second. Is this bad practice on Wikipedia? It makes more sense to me.
Thanks, Fr. John 10:14, 29 Jan 2005 (CST)
I like the new look on the main page. Very slick!
I wonder if there's any possible way to include another page without using templates. I don't think so, but that would work... I'll have to investigate this later. Fr. John 09:18, 3 Feb 2005 (CST)
Calendar Update Project
Rdr. Andrew -- which menaion is the authoritative one for OrthodoxWiki? DcnDavid
Menaion Follow up
Thanks! Glad to be here. :) DcnDavid 11:09, 3 Feb 2005 (CST)
Question on Images
I haven't tried yet, but I want to add some images. Do these have to be uploaded from a file on my computer, or can they be imported (provided they're in public domain) from another website? - Joffridus
- Okay, now I'm even more confused than I was before. What if it's, say, a photo that was sent out as part of a news release? (I am thinking particularly of a photograph of the Archbishop of Canterbury with the Ecumenical Patriarch that was sent out by the Anglican Communion News Service.)
- The best thing would be to write to ACN and ask permission for posting their photo with credit given, and include our URL. Generally speaking, it's considered rude to "hotlink" to photos on other sites since it eats up other folks precious bandwidth. Practically, this wouldn't really be a problem on a low-traffic site like this one, but nevertheless it's not best practice. (I can also make the pages load more slowly). Fr. John 11:36, 7 Feb 2005 (CST)
Should Bishop Seraphim (Sigrist) be added to the list of retired OCA bishops in the OCA entry? I ask because he is in the OCA and is a retired bishop, although he was bishop in Japan. - Joffridus
Good morning dear Reader!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be out of town for the next four days so you won't be hearing much from me. I'll check in as soon as I get back! Fr. John
Thanks for noticing my errors! I'm still rather new to all of this, and it can be difficult to find information at all, let alone accurate. Please change the descriptions. Otherwise, my husband--who works at the Department of Religious Education on campus--will look into their new publication The Triodion tomorrow afternoon and get back to me. Also, do you have any advice on getting him to sign up for an account? --magda 18:20, 22 Feb 2005 (CST)
Triodion Follow up
By the way, The Lenten Triodion translated by Bishop Kallistos and Mother Maria is not a complete translation of the Triodion. It includes only the core services -- some Saturdays, all Sundays, and Holy Week. There is a supplemental text that looks like it was published on a mimeograph machine (texts also translated by Bishop Kallistos and Mother Maria) containing all the services for every day of the pre-Lent, Lent, and Holy Week periods that are not included in the work cited above. It is available but hard to find. This source says they have it (follow the link and search on triodion).
You are right: it is vital stuff. Last year I made it a point to read at least the canons for every day of Lent. It lends a beautiful continuity to the fast.DcnDavid 09:23, 23 Feb 2005 (CST)
Church Calendar Project
Rdr. Andrew and Fr. John -- can we add a category of "Monastics" to the "People" heading on the main page? I've added a (brief) article on Hieromonk Matthew (Blastares) and created a category of "Monastics" for him (I hope that is okay). He has not been glorified. I imagine there may be other monastics, not glorified, that might warrant an article or two. --DcnDavid 14:16, 26 Feb 2005 (CST)
Thank you for correcting another of my many mistakes and teaching me along the way. Would you mind adding a description to the Church Fathers Category page? I noticed that you added descriptions to some of the other categories (Hymnographers, Modern Writers, Asceticism) and I have found that quite helpful. Also, how do you link to these categories without making the page you're using a member? --magda 13:35, 27 Feb 2005 (CST)
It would be nice to have each title or commemoration redirect to the Saint commemoration page so that each could be explained by someone with that expertise. I haven't the slightest idea why some saints merit the titles of "Equal of the Apostles" or "righteous" or "God-bearing" or "venerable," and I am hoping someone will (ahem) explain them to me. The first time I saw "God-bearing" I thought it was a typo for "God-fearing." I see OrthodoxWiki as a long-term, long-standing project which could benefit from extensive cross-referencing. So in this regard, and as there is nothing (yet) against it in the Style Manual, I stand behind my links. Additionally, I would like some clarification in how the names in the Church Calendar entries should be listed: the "Saint commemoration" page way, or simply names, or based on a particular synaxarion? --magda 20:17, 26 Feb 2005 (CST)
Reader Andrew, what do you think the best way is to start implementing these? I keep stumping myself on what and how to name pages; with so many saints, maybe there should be a "Basil" page, for instance, and all the Basil saints link back to that--would that linking be automatic? Is this at all a good idea or did the research for all the Fools-for-Christ, emphasis on the first part, get to me? --Tired magda 21:40, 28 Feb 2005 (CST)
Thanks for the cleanup. I was ordering according to the Greek alphabet. ;-0 --DcnDavid 08:54, 1 Mar 2005 (CST)
Rdr. A: When I created the category Distance Education Programs I tried to find Distance Education in order to delete it, but it didn't show up in the Categories listing. Was I looking in the wrong place, or am I just blind? --DcnDavid 12:39, 1 Mar 2005 (CST)
Church of Romania article
Sorry about not logging in earlier - I'd forgotten my password. I've sorted that out now, though. I've had a look through the Church of Romania article and made a few minor corrections and small additions. It looks pretty reasonable to me now, so I think you can use it as a featured article without worry. I've also addded a couple of brief articles on Romanian saints which I've linked to that article. I hope to improve them significantly over time, but I can't manage it at the moment as I'm fairly busy. I also hope to add articles on Putna, Voronet and Sucevita monasteries soon as well as one on St. John the New of Suceava. Thanks for the advice about the tildes, too. James
Is there a way to link to the Book Sources page directly (i.e. other than inserting an ISBN). On the Domestic Church article, under the sub-heading of "Education in the Domestic Church" I would like to link there instead of the marketplace. -- Joffridus
Thanks for picking up the arch-, proto-, hiero-deacon redirects. I meant to do that when I deleted the internal links.DcnDavid 12:28, 23 Mar 2005 (CST)
HA! The beauty of editing in a MS Word doc (with its auto correct feature) and cutting and pasting. Thanks for the catch.DcnDavid 21:06, 23 Mar 2005 (CST)
Hello! I'm wondering if there's a list of templates anywhere on the board - maybe you know about something I don't? I've gotten rather lost in figuring out which template to use when. If there is no special page, would you mind putting a list together at some point? (I think you have the most exact knowledge of this.) We've already got a link to OrthodoxWiki:Templates from the Community portal. Thanks! Fr. John
Hi dear Reader,
I remember reading somewhere in a talk page recently that you were thinking of posting some opinion pieces. I'm not sure where it was or if I responded, but since I'm thinking about it now I wanted to say please do feel free to post these kinds of things on your personal page. You can even create a whole subsite like this, moving down the directory tree like this: User:ASDamick/personal essays or even just /essays (from your user page). Please feel free to make ample use of this if you'd like. Fr. John 23:42, 6 Apr 2005 (EDT)
HC/HC named their library after him, but I'm not sure where that should go in the article. Additionally, there are many useful pictures and history from that link. Here is a cover from Life magazine which is mentioned in the article, and a portrait from the library. --magda 10:45, 12 Apr 2005 (EDT)
I sent you an e-mail...
...at the address on your St John Chrysostom site. I was wondering if you got it. My email is Photios@bellsouth.net
- Yes, I got it and am replying. I'm in my final week of class here at seminary and have had many projects to work on. --Rdr. Andrew 06:19, 20 Apr 2005 (CDT)
- -)>+ I wouldn't reckon it a total waste of time - like child's place, of course it serves some function. You're honing your wiki skills for greater things! Fr. John
Images from OCA
I emailed the OCA and received permission to use them. I can forward you the emails from Fr. John Matusiak granting the use of them.