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== Protest ==
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== Changes for the morning of May 11, 2016 ==
 
 
Fr. John,
 
I published my article on Hebrew Catholics in the Orthodox Wiki portal for two reasons, the first is I couldn't log in the General Wikipedia and the second because it is related to an Eastern spirituality. You said you deleted it because it is not convenient for your site, i mean, you consider it not appropriate. So, where is the information right for your believers and anybody else? Where is the Christian spirit you proclaim? I don't pretend to alien or romanize the Orthodoxy, as i understand we are from the same Apostolic root. Where is the final period for a real unity? When until are the Latin and Orthodox fighting for little things?
 
I'm a great admiror of the Eastern culture and its ritual traditions. I respect and support the diversity in the Church of Christ. I believe in the unity but not the uniformity. So, if you could see i look for the defined identities from the peoples.<small>—The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[User:Levikahano|Levikahano]] ([[User talk:Levikahano|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Levikahano|contribs]]) {{{2|}}}.</small>
 
 
 
::Hi Levikahano, It's not right for OrthodoxWiki because it deals with a Roman Catholic group. I'm not saying the group isn't important or that we may share many things, but this generally isn't in the scope of material that we would include here. I would encourage you to put it on a Catholic wiki, or even on Wikipedia. May God bless you. {{User:FrJohn/sig}}
 
 
 
== Deletes and undeletes? ==
 
 
 
I'm curious as to what exactly you're doing.  Are you trying to erase article histories to remove direct evidence of vandalism?  If so, it makes examining the legitimate part of the histories somewhat difficult...  :/  &mdash;[[User:ASDamick|<font color="blue"><b><i>Dcn. Andrew</i></b></font>]] <sup>[[User_talk:ASDamick|<font color="red">talk</font>]]</sup> <sup>[[Special:Randompage|<font color="blue">random</font>]]</sup> <sup>[[Special:Contributions/ASDamick|<font color="black">contribs</font>]]</sup> 16:03, June 3, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
== Book sources page formatting ==
 
 
 
There are HTML formatting problems on the [[Special:Booksources]] page.  (after the ISBN number is entered) This once worked but now does not.  There is no way for me to fix it, so I'll just report it. [[User:Andrew|Andrew]] 12:57, June 13, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
:I went ahead and wikified the page.  Is there a particular reason why the html formatting no longer works? —[[User:Magda|<b>magda</b>]] ([[User_talk:Magda|talk]]) 13:09, June 13, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
::Hmm... probably has to do with the upgrade to 1.6. I'm out of town now, but I'll try to have a look next week when I get back. [[User:FrJohn|Fr. John]]
 
 
 
==Name blocks==
 
Are we able to block certain usernames from being used?  Right now, the system of renaming has its advantages in the history section of vandalised articles, but the same usernames can still be reused - can we put, say, a '*vandal*' block up? &mdash; edited by [[User:Pistevo|<font color="red">Pι</font>]][[Special:Listusers/sysop|s]][[User talk:Pistevo|<font color="yellow">τ</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Pistevo|é]][[User:Pistevo|<font color="blue">vο</font>]] at 21:57, June 16, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
:I think it's possible, but I'll have to refresh my memory on this. Let me try to look at this later in the week. [[User:FrJohn|Fr. John]]
 
::It is, you need [[:metawikipedia:Username Blacklist|this]] extension. [[User:Gregg|Gregg]] 15:40, June 17, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
:::Thanks Gregg! That makes it easy. {{User:FrJohn/sig}}
 
:::P.S. If anyone has an idea what should be blocked, please send me an email.
 
 
 
== Hello, Father ==
 
 
 
Thanks for the message. I'm a php programmer. I'm mystified by wiki, but I'll figure it out.<small>—The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[User:Rightwingprof|Rightwingprof]] ([[User talk:Rightwingprof|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Rightwingprof|contribs]]) {{{2|}}}.</small>
 
 
 
==Re:==
 
 
 
Thanks, not sure how much I can, or will contribute, but hey, maybe I will learn something.
 
<small>—The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[User:Mmatga2me99|Mmatga2me99]] ([[User talk:Mmatga2me99|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Mmatga2me99|contribs]]) {{{2|}}}.</small>
 
 
 
== Thank you for the welcome ==
 
 
 
Dear Fr John,
 
 
 
Thank you for the kind welcome. Much appreciated. It's nice to be here. -[[User:Antonios aigyptos|Antonios]] 15:27, August 5, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
== Sysop ==
 
 
 
Thank you, Father John.  I find it a pleasure to accept your invitation. I wouldn't do too well on handling theological subject, but history, etc. and sounding off on non-theological subject I can do.
 
 
 
I had been meaning to e-mailing you on the subject of sound (audio) lifes, but have kept putting it off. I have a recording of my father-in-law's choir (Victor Pokrovsky) that I recorded at Nicolai-do in 1957 and have wondered if you want to place audio files on Orthodoxwiki. I have the file in two formats, AIFF Audio file and MP3 Audio file. I know the perferred format is 'OGG' but so far I haven't found the means to convert it. The file is short, 11 minutes, but of course is a large, 112MB and 127 MB. There is a slight pause at about a one third point for a shorter version.
 
 
 
I can send the file to you if you have access to a means to convert the file, when I get to a high speed connection. I'm on dial-up. Or less I could just up-load load one of the two versions I have.[[User:Wsk|Wsk]] 20:28, August 10, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
::Hi Bill, Of course it's a nice addition, but sysops generally aren't the ones to do the heavy theological writing. Mainly they're just empowered to do a few extra things for the good of the order. Thanks for accepting!
 
::You might not have noticed yet my very subtle announcement on the [[OrthodoxWiki:News|news page]] about [[osource:Main_Page|OrthodoxSource]], a new sister project to OrthodoxWiki (very much in ''alpha'' stage at this point, which is why the announcement wasn't more strongly stated). The audio recording you mentioned would be great on that site - it's exactly the kind of thing I envisioned it for actually.
 
::I haven't worked out what to do with large media files yet. There's a few possibilities, including using a free third-party service like [http://ourmedia.org OurMedia]. I think I'd rather keep more direct control of the archives though, so I'm thinking about using something like Amazon's S3 service, which is totally scalable. The downside is that I'd have to ask for donations to cover some of the (relatively minimal, at least initially) cost. We have room to grow on the server we're on, but I don't want to overwhelm things, especially if our media hosting grows, as I hope it will.
 
::In terms of formats, I envision being much less strict than Wikimedia Commons - my concern would be less for openness of the format than for general accessibility. In this regard AIFF/MP3 are hard to beat. Maybe the easiest thing to do would be to email you with an FTP login, then you can upload the files at your leisure. Does that sound ok? [[User:FrJohn|Fr. John]] 21:50, August 10, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
Your offer, Fr. John, sounds very good. I received your e-mail and now I will send the file as soon as I learn to use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). This is a first for me. The OrthodxSource sounds like a great addition.[[User:Wsk|Wsk]] 20:10, August 15, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
== Sysop invite ==
 
 
 
Why, thank you, Father. I'd certainly like to help. My technical/wiki mark-up skills may not be that great, but I'm willing to do anything I can. Just tell me what I need to do next. [[User:Gabriela|Gabriela]] 22:47, August 10, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
:Thanks for accepting, Gabriela. You've got enough down, and I'm sure you can keep learning. I'll send you an invite to the Sysop list. You can look over the archives if you want to get an idea of where we have been. [[User:FrJohn|Fr. John]]
 
 
 
== become an OrthodoxWiki sysop ==
 
 
 
Thank you for the invite  Father John, I'd be glad to help when I can.  I am going to be busy for the next few weeks, but then I'll be able to give it more time.  [[User:Andrew|Andrew]] 20:05, August 14, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
==Contributed articles==
 
I've forgotten - are contributed articles supposed to be within the normal OW space, or is there a special place set aside for them?  &mdash; edited by [[User:Pistevo|<font color="green">Pιs</font><font color="gold">τévο</font>]] <sup>''[[User talk:Pistevo|<font color="blue">talk</font>]]'' ''[[User talk:Pistevo/dev/null|<font color="red">complaints</font>]]''</sup> at 03:19, September 1, 2006 (CDT)
 
 
 
:Hi Pistevo, we're planning to move them all to OrthodoxSource. It hasn't really launched yet, so maybe we should just post it here with a <nowiki>{transfer}</nowiki> tag. — [[User:FrJohn|<b>FrJohn</b>]] ([http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/User_talk:FrJohn&action=edit&section=new talk])
 
  
== Dcn ASDamick? ==
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You're probably still working on this, but it looks like the changes I made to pages this morning were lost.  A couple of them were minor, but I did a significant wikification/edit of one of the pages [[Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia]].  Any chance this can be restored? (P.S.  Thank you for all your hard work!) [[User:Katjuscha|Katjuscha]] ([[User talk:Katjuscha|talk]]) 18:05, May 11, 2016 (UTC)
  
Dear Fr John: I wonder if you know what's become of Deacon ASDamick? His user pages both here and on Wikipedia list him as departed indefinitely from the services; but as he was so active (I interacted more with him there than here, I do confess), I wonder what's happened? &mdash;[[User:Antonios_aigyptos|<font color="orange"><b>Antonios Aigyptos</b></font>]]<sup><i>[[User_talk:Antonios_aigyptos|<font color="blue">talk</font>]]</i></sup> 16:36, September 4, 2006 (CDT)
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: Hi! Thanks for all your work. The wiki was long overdue for an upgrade (c.f. [[OrthodoxWiki:News|news]] )... I tried first running 1.27, and then 1.26. Turns out that hitcounters were [https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T120216 removed]] from core in MW 1.26, so I've moved the site back to 1.25 and added the [[mw:Extension:HitCounters|HitCounter extension]], so we should be ok moving forward. Let me see what I can do about recovering those edits. (It was a question of reverting before many edits were made or losing the hitcounter history, going back to 2004...) [[User:FrJohn|<b>FrJohn</b>]] ([http://orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=User_talk:FrJohn&action=edit&section=new talk]) 18:10, May 11, 2016 (UTC) — [[User:FrJohn|<b>FrJohn</b>]] ([http://orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=User_talk:FrJohn&action=edit&section=new talk]) 18:10, May 11, 2016 (UTC)
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: ...and please do let me know if you see any other issues.
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::No problem!  :)  I'm just kind of noticing the differences.  I got a whole bunch of server errors for a couple minutes there, but I'm sure that was from the upgrade (I don't get them anymore either).  I am determined to get the counter on the front page to 4900 (and hopefully beyond that!)
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:::How does [[Bulgarian_Eastern_Orthodox_Diocese_of_the_USA,_Canada_and_Australia|this]] look?
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::::Awesome!  Thank you!  :)  [[User:Katjuscha|Katjuscha]] ([[User talk:Katjuscha|talk]]) 20:26, May 11, 2016 (UTC)
  
::Hi, He's taking a (hopefully temporary) leave of absence for while. — [[User:FrJohn|<b>FrJohn</b>]] ([http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/User_talk:FrJohn&action=edit&section=new talk])
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== How can I submit my sandbox page for publication on Orthodox Wiki? ==
  
Ah, I see. Well, as long as nothing's terribly wrong. From the on-line perspective, he's just up and vanished with no means of contact -- so one worries! &mdash;[[User:Antonios_aigyptos|<font color="orange"><b>Antonios Aigyptos</b></font>]]<sup><i>[[User_talk:Antonios_aigyptos|<font color="blue">talk</font>]]</i></sup> 17:17, September 4, 2006 (CDT)
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Hello Father John,
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I have created a page on the Nuns of Shamordino of Solovki Prison and Vorkuta Gulag. I would like to submit it for publication. How can I do that once the page has been created in Sandbox?
  
:Yep, I can see that. Thanks for your concern - he's fine though. And still email-able. — [[User:FrJohn|<b>FrJohn</b>]] ([http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/User_talk:FrJohn&action=edit&section=new talk])
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Thanks very much. Robert
  
== Primus inter pares article ==
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[[User:Relic67|Relic67]] ([[User talk:Relic67|talk]]) 18:14, August 13, 2016 (UTC)
  
Hello Father,
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: Sorry, Father! I had forgotten to leave my contact details using the four tildes. Hope you can answer my question now. Thank you. [[User:Relic67|Relic67]] ([[User talk:Relic67|talk]]) 18:25, August 13, 2016 (UTC)
  
I saw that you added the Wikipedia source link to the article in question. I read the parts of the style manual regarding how to do that (besides copying and pasting the actual Wikipedia URL), but I still seem to be confused.  
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== Ro.OrthodoxWiki.org ==
  
Also, that link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primus_inter_pares%26oldid%3D67646207, also seems to result in a Wikipedia error.
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Thank you very much! I requested only "administrator" permissions, but I see that I got more than I asked for. I hope not to disappoint anyone. God help us! --[[User:Sîmbotin|Sîmbotin]] 05:32, November 10, 2016 (UTC)
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::Thanks for your work Sîmbotin. Actually, you were made a "bureaucrat" which is a funny name, but allows you to administrate users, particularly on RO. God bless, — [[User:FrJohn|<b>FrJohn</b>]] ([http://orthodoxwiki.org/index.php?title=User_talk:FrJohn&action=edit&section=new talk]) 09:19, November 10, 2016 (UTC)
  
I tried to import the article as best I could, my apologies if I erred.
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== Invitation to a Conversation ==
  
[[User:Hellenica|Hellenica]] 22:20, September 8, 2006 (CDT)
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Fr John, I have left a lengthy question about contraception and the Theology of the Body over at [[Talk:Birth Control and Contraception#The_Theology_of_the_Body]]. I've benefited from what you have contributed in that talk section. I am reaching out in good faith to see what I can learn from other people. If you have any comments, either public or private, they would be very welcome.

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Changes for the morning of May 11, 2016

You're probably still working on this, but it looks like the changes I made to pages this morning were lost. A couple of them were minor, but I did a significant wikification/edit of one of the pages Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia. Any chance this can be restored? (P.S. Thank you for all your hard work!) Katjuscha (talk) 18:05, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for all your work. The wiki was long overdue for an upgrade (c.f. news )... I tried first running 1.27, and then 1.26. Turns out that hitcounters were removed] from core in MW 1.26, so I've moved the site back to 1.25 and added the HitCounter extension, so we should be ok moving forward. Let me see what I can do about recovering those edits. (It was a question of reverting before many edits were made or losing the hitcounter history, going back to 2004...) — FrJohn (talk) 18:10, May 11, 2016 (UTC) — FrJohn (talk) 18:10, May 11, 2016 (UTC)
...and please do let me know if you see any other issues.
No problem!  :) I'm just kind of noticing the differences. I got a whole bunch of server errors for a couple minutes there, but I'm sure that was from the upgrade (I don't get them anymore either). I am determined to get the counter on the front page to 4900 (and hopefully beyond that!)
How does this look?
Awesome! Thank you!  :) Katjuscha (talk) 20:26, May 11, 2016 (UTC)

How can I submit my sandbox page for publication on Orthodox Wiki?

Hello Father John, I have created a page on the Nuns of Shamordino of Solovki Prison and Vorkuta Gulag. I would like to submit it for publication. How can I do that once the page has been created in Sandbox?

Thanks very much. Robert

Relic67 (talk) 18:14, August 13, 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, Father! I had forgotten to leave my contact details using the four tildes. Hope you can answer my question now. Thank you. Relic67 (talk) 18:25, August 13, 2016 (UTC)

Ro.OrthodoxWiki.org

Thank you very much! I requested only "administrator" permissions, but I see that I got more than I asked for. I hope not to disappoint anyone. God help us! --Sîmbotin 05:32, November 10, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for your work Sîmbotin. Actually, you were made a "bureaucrat" which is a funny name, but allows you to administrate users, particularly on RO. God bless, — FrJohn (talk) 09:19, November 10, 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to a Conversation

Fr John, I have left a lengthy question about contraception and the Theology of the Body over at Talk:Birth Control and Contraception#The_Theology_of_the_Body. I've benefited from what you have contributed in that talk section. I am reaching out in good faith to see what I can learn from other people. If you have any comments, either public or private, they would be very welcome.