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- 5 Hagiographical articles, image licenses
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- 7 RE: You have to read what you paste over from wikipedia
- 8 Image:Rublev Trinity.jpg
- 9 Sysop Invite
- 10 Markup issues
- 11 Vandal alert
- 12 Thank you
- 13 Ethics invasion
- 14 Vandalism
- 15 Julian calendar among Anglophones
- 16 Version Names
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Sign of the Cross
It looks like you have made some great contributions to this article. I think I imported this from Wikipedia some time ago. Welcome! Joe 2006-05-10
Hagiographical articles, image licenses
Since I definitely want to encourage your contributions, here are a few links which I have found useful:
Also, when importing images from the Wikimedia Commons, please keep in mind that we still need categories and licensing information for each image. (cf. Help:Image licenses)
- Ah, thank you, again. That is helpful. Honestly, the copyright stuff confuses me, but I'll try to note the image licences that wikimedia uses when I borrow images from them; also, I suppose the cut and paste from wikipedia and then slice and dice isn't an option. Whoops. I suppose I should start writing all the material in my articles by my own hand. Gabriela 15:36, 17 May, 2006 (CST)
Just FYI, in the images you've uploaded recently, when you include a bare URL to the image's source, the wiki creates a hotlink to the URL, including the image and thus using the linked site's bandwidth. If you want to link to the source without including the image (which is what would be preferable), then you can do it by means of creating a link, like this: Source. —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 21:23, June 7, 2006 (CDT)
RE: You have to read what you paste over from wikipedia
Thanks for the note! I do read anything I "paste" before doing so. God Bless.
No harm done. In the future, if you want to revert an image to its proper state, look at the list of revisions on the image's description page (e.g., Image:Rublev Trinity.jpg), click on the date references, find the one you want, and hit the "rev" link next to it. —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 23:10, July 31, 2006 (CDT)
- It sounds to me like your browser cache needed to be refreshed. In some browsers, you have to hold down the shift key in order for this to work. I don't know what was happening in your particular case, but I'm pretty sure that there was a cache issue, if only because I know that the image was already fixed before you started in on it. :) —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 06:50, August 3, 2006 (CDT)
I'd like to invite you to become an OrthodoxWiki sysop. This doesn't require much more time or commitment than you've already demonstrated. You'd be part of our ultra-secret OrthodoxWiki Sysop email list, where we work together to battle wiki-evil and talk about various issues affecting the life of OrthodoxWiki, and once in awhile bounce around ideas about its future. Also, you'd have superpowers on the wiki, allowing you to intervene in edit wars, and otherwise better manage articles. Finally, you'd be a reference point for other users - welcoming them in the name of OrthodoxWiki, and helping folks get the hang of the OrthodoxWiki style. Let me know if you'd like to accept this mission by leaving a note on my talk page or emailing me directly. Thanks, — FrJohn (talk)
For the kind welcome. I have edited my user page a little. /hans
PS: is this how I sign?: Hans
Thank you again Hans 07:50, February 27, 2007 (PST)
Today is the due date for the first phase of a project for the Social Ethics class. Most of the posts in the last couple of days (that are not mine or my wife's) are related to that project. The two of us (she more than me) have been going through the articles and correcting formatting, grammar, and the like. Almost every sub-topic on the Ethics page has been assigned, so there could be a good number more articles coming up. Just a heads up. We'll check again in the morning. Vandrona
- Gabriela, I'm not sure about putting these articles in the "Contributed Articles" category. Most of the other articles in that category are either copyrighted or previously published. From the ethics professor's assignment, I gather that he is trying to improve the wiki as a resource, not merely to add student-submitted articles which have not yet been reviewed. My husband says that there is a revision stage in this assignment which has not yet been reached (some time in March). On the other hand, some of the content is, well, in need of something like the disputed tag in addition to the cleanup tag (Template:Orthodoxize and Template:Incomplete also come to mind). What are your thoughts? —magda (talk) 09:53, March 3, 2007 (PST)
- It's wonderful to see this! This section has needed work for a long time. I'd much prefer that these not be designated as "Contributed Articles" (actually, I'd like to deprecate that category) - even if there is some POV involved, better to leave these open for editing in the future. — FrJohn (talk)
Julian calendar among Anglophones
This is in response to a comment you made on Ddpbf's talk page: There are actually quite a lot of "mainstream" jurisdictions in the US, the UK, and Australia who all use the Julian calendar: the Ukrainians, the Serbians, the ROCOR (depending on how you see them), the MP, Jerusalem, some of the parishes of the ACROD, and some of the parishes of the OCA (most notably, all of Alaska). (There may be more which escape my mind at the moment.) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 04:54, March 12, 2007 (PDT)
Even in the english literature serbian bishops are known by serbian versions of their names. (St. Sava of Serbia, not St. Sabbas of Serbia. Patriarch Pavle , not Paul, St. Varnava not St. Barnabas, St. Nikolai of Ohrid not St. Nicholas.--Ddpbf 00:50, March 20, 2007 (PDT)
I was not offended. I was just litle confused. And I was affraid that people who read this articles will be even more confused. About your sugestion I am afraid that a wom;t have enough time. But I am ready to help. Again I was just confused. My basic intension was to entroduce history of my Local Church to Orthodox people in America. .--Ddpbf 19:30, March 20, 2007 (CET)