Welcome Katja, it's good to see you here! I look forward to your contributions. -FrJohn
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I'm finally writing here
Hi. I'm not sure how this works. I just submitted an article, but it needs some help, especially with formatting and such.
- Hi Katja! It looks very good now. I might suggest adding a couple pictures if you have any available. You can upload pictures using the "Upload File" link on the sidebar, and then check the "Editing Tips" on the edit page for examples on how to integrate the image in (or look at other pages). Basically it's like this: image.jpg|thumb|description with double brackets on either side. Hope that helps! - Fr. John
Well, Rdr. Andrew helped. :)
As for photos of Alexander Schmorell, I know that there are a lot online, but I'm not sure about the image copywrite on them. I *believe* that a lot of the photos are actually copywrite of Jürgen (George) Wittenstein. I think that Jenna, who is webmaster of the jlrweb.com site said that she actually has permission from him to post those photos on her site, but I don't know the lowdown on it all.
- I would think that most of the photos had gone into the public domain by now—aren't they at least 50 years old? ——Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 19:01, 23 Jul 2005 (EDT)
- Maybe a quick email to the appropriate parties would be the way to go? - Fr. John
Ordering in Category:USA Churches
Hi Katja - just go into the articles that you want to change and, where it has [[Category:USA Churches]] (etc), change it to [[Category:USA Churches|SortingName]]. An example is here. Hope this helps! — by Pιsτévο talk complaints at 15:08, September 28, 2015 (PDT)
Hi Katja - that article has been moved. I'm not sure if it's restricted to Sysops - give it a go, it should be in the drop-down arrow, top-right corner, to the left of the search bar. If not, let me know what should be moved and to where. Thanks! — by Pιsτévο talk complaints at 12:32, November 13, 2015 (PST)
I have been wanting to get back to working on OrthodoxWiki for a while now, and had a bit of time last night. I like to review new articles, and was happy to see you'd added one! Things are indeed well with me, and I hope you can say the same. —magda (talk) 11:29, March 2, 2016 (PST)
Canonical source for church names?
Hi I like the changes you made to Livestreams from an aesthetic standpoint. What I did just copy whatever the churches called themselves on their web sites. Is there some more canonical source for the official names of churches you are using? I'm fine with leaving it as you changed it and continuing to cut out the replicative parts of church names a matter of style for the page, but if there is some canonical source for the names you're using I'll follow that. Thanks, -Dclark (talk) 22:01, April 12, 2020 (UTC)
- The church naming actually has to do more with the format for OrthodoxWiki than anything else. I've done a fair number of OW entries for individual churches, which is where the naming scheme was developed.
- -In general, "Orthodox" is omitted in the name of churches here because, being an Orthodox site, etc., the assumption is that the churches are Orthodox unless otherwise stated. (It helps to avoid redundancies.)
- -As this is a site which seeks to encourage unity between the jurisdictions, most of the time we also omit the jurisdiction as part of the name, especially if, as in the chart, the jurisdiction is also signified. (Again, helps with redundancies. Also, there have been a small number of churches that have changed jurisdictions but retained the names and buildings... Ss. Constantine and Helen in Galveston, TX and Holy Trinity in Butte, MT come immediately to mind here. However, there are a small number of cities that have churches with the same name in different jurisdictions, in which the jurisdiction would be included... and again, that can get wonky too, because in Chicago, there are multiple St. Nicholas churches - Albanian & Belarusian, at the very least - and to make matters ever nuttier, "Belarusian" isn't even a jurisdiction, but a small subset of churches under the already small Carpatho-Russian Diocese!)
- -Cathedrals are a little different, and I'm guessing the reasoning is that cathedrals serve a specific jurisdictions in a way that churches don't.
- -Sometimes there are just weird things that might make for an exception. Holy Trinity Cathedral (OCA) in Chicago is about a mile down the road from a Roman Catholic Church named Holy Trinity which is MUCH bigger, so it makes sense that in all their official "branding", if you will, the "Orthodox" part is pretty important since you don't want people to get it confused with the other place. This is also why when I see something like "Orthodox Church of Saint Anne", it leads me to believe that there is or was another St. Anne that is probably Roman Catholic in the vicinity, so I leave it alone. Katjuscha (talk) 01:57, April 14, 2020 (UTC)