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AppreciationEdit

Collaboration Power
Just stopping by to say "Hi! Hope all is well with you and yours."
Air hugs for you and a big THANK YOU for your volunteer work
and contributions in helping to build a quality encyclopedia!!

Your work and collaborative efforts are greatly appreciated.
Atsme 💬 📧 11:08, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

That is so lovely of you. It's much appreciated! And I love the image!–CaroleHenson (talk) 13:13, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

DYK for Francis Jackson (kidnapped)Edit

 On 27 May 2021, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Francis Jackson (kidnapped), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Frank Jackson was born free but had to win two court cases before he was freed from forced slavery? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Francis Jackson (kidnapped). You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Francis Jackson (kidnapped)), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

—valereee (talk) 12:02, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

Thanks so much, ValereeeCaroleHenson (talk) 14:46, 27 May 2021 (UTC)

Sam Houston Jr. MDEdit

Here's a puzzle for you:

TSHA bio Born May 25, 1843, died May 20, 1894. Not much else is out there. But there are two different Find A Grave pages on him, Birth date is the same on both.

  • Dr Sam Houston Jr. at Find a Grave says he died 20 May 1894 (aged 50), and has him buried in the Old Independence Cemetery, Washington County. The date of death seems to be a typo from whoever set up the page, as the tombstone on both clearly says he died 3 May 1894. Added: 24 Apr 2003

The typo is only correctable if someone is actually monitoring that page. Many Find A Grave entries were mass edits from one place or another, and nobody responds. — Maile (talk) 19:46, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi Maile66 The U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970 states:

  • Name: Samuel Houston Jr
  • Rank: Pvt
  • Birth Date: 25 May 1843
  • Unit: Co. C, 2 Texas Infantry,C.S.A.
  • Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1861
  • Discharge Date: 3 Oct 1862
  • Death Date: 3 May 1894
  • Cemetery: Old Independence Cemetery
  • Cemetery Location: Independence, Texas, USA

From his Pension record, he also went by Sam Williams and filed for a pension in 1893. Bummer - no address on the record (to see where he lived around the time of death.) Heading for newspapers.com to see if I can find an obit.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:17, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Margaret Lea Houston - Final years might be as much of substance as we ever know. I think the name was too hard to live up to, and he never achieved like his siblings. He seems to have died in obscurity.— Maile (talk) 20:24, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Maile66, Oh, that is sad. It would be hard to live up to that name. I can just imagine the kinds of questions that he would get.
Obit says he died in Independence, Texas, which is in Washington County: here. This is the same town that his mother and grandmother were buried.
I can keep looking, but it is seeming to me that he died May 3, 1894 (as you said was also the date on the tombstone) and he died and is buried in Independence, Washington County. I have no idea what "Independence Cemetery, Shiro, Grimes County, Texas" is about.
I think the late date could be attributed to newspapers picking up the obituary late (like the one I gave you is from May 23) - and said he died "recently". Well.... perhaps. That was an interesting research!
I am working on Sam Houston's life with the Cherokees and it would be great to get your input in a few days. I think I'll be working on it at least another day.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:36, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Apparently, greatness skips a generation. Margaret Bell Houston was Sam Jr.'s daughter. I've bookmarked Sam Houston's life with the Cherokees. — Maile (talk) 20:45, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
Cool, thanks!–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:58, 18 July 2021 (UTC)
It would be interesting to expand Margaret Bell Houston. I am guessing that there is more interesting information about her. What an amazing face. She looks like someone who is confident and decided in her approaches... has a spirited personality... but has a softness about her so that she made decisions and talked to people with insight and consideration. All that from a face? I think so, it would be interesting to find out if I am right.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:58, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Houston, GAC and FAC?Edit

My personal opinion, is that you have done an excellent job on the Sam Houston and Native American relations, and Sam Houston and slavery. I am here to encourage you to put both through either/or both Wikipedia:FAC and Wikipedia:GAN. Both processes are a little backlogged, but I think it's worth your efforts to list them. — Maile (talk) 16:42, 4 August 2021 (UTC)

Thanks really nice of you to say Maile66.
I have been mulling that around. I have to be in a GA frame of mind to review - or have articles reviewed. It could be very interesting. It always makes for better articles.–CaroleHenson (talk) 23:05, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
Well, keep thinking about it. I once got Margaret Lea Houston thru FAC and on the main page as TFA. Somewhere in that process, I remember someone saying (sincerely), "I don't see that she ever did anything." — Maile (talk) 23:50, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
Oh my! I am guessing that they said that after reading the article. What a shame.–CaroleHenson (talk) 00:12, 5 August 2021 (UTC)
Oh, no ... that comment came from a reviewer within the process on its way to FA/TFA. — Maile (talk) 00:17, 5 August 2021 (UTC)

Regarding the suggested corrections happening at Talk:Sam Houston and Native American relations, I think this is an early indication that you're onto something interesting in creating this article. I've never seen this happen so early after a new article is created, even if it's nominated at GAC. Even more so when someone on the talk page mentions it as a possible FAC. Maybe you should keep that in mind, that once it passes GA, move on to FAC. — Maile (talk) 13:34, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

Maile66, Okay, moving on to FAC sounds good. It would be my first FAC. I am familiar with what to look for to pass GA, but that would be new territory - and of course good to be aware of what makes a FAC. Thanks for your support and encouragement!–CaroleHenson (talk) 15:07, 13 August 2021 (UTC)


Joyous SeasonEdit

How lovely, Gråbergs Gråa Sång! Thanks, I hope you have a lovely holiday, too!–CaroleHenson (talk) 09:50, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

A somewhat premature New Year's greetingEdit

 
John Vanderlyn, Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos (c.1812),
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Best wishes for a safe, healthy and prosperous 2022.
Thank you for your contributions toward making Wikipedia a better and more accurate place.
BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 20:15, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

Moral lesson: John Vanderlyn was an American painter who studied in Paris, and his life-sized
Ariadne Asleep on the Island of Naxos was one of the first large nudes exhibited in the United States.
Peddling the poison as well as the cure, this overtly sensuous work was presented to the public as a
moral lesson on the consequences of lascivious behavior. Visible in the distance is the ship of
Princess Ariadne's secret lover, Theseus, for whom she has betrayed her people by helping him to
escape the Labyrinth and slay the Minotaur. Ariadne's bliss will come to an end when she awakens
from her post-coital reverie, only to discover that the faithless Theseus has sailed away without her.

Thanks, BoringHistoryGuy, that was nice of you! I hope you have a lovely new year, too!–CaroleHenson (talk) 02:35, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Thank you. == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 11:20, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
Poor Ariadne.–CaroleHenson (talk) 02:37, 28 December 2021 (UTC)
Yes. Not only abandoned, but about to be despised by her people. I seem to recall that Dionysus, entranced by her beauty, took her as his wife (or consort). == BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 11:20, 28 December 2021 (UTC)

Happy new yearEdit

Have a happy New Year filled with light and magic!

Hi CaroleHenson, Best wishes that the new year brings peace, prosperity, health and happiness.
Thank you for everything you do for the encyclopedia and this community.


Image: New Year's Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Oji, Utagawa Hiroshige, woodcut, 1857

Netherzone (talk) 00:56, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Netherzone (talk) 00:56, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Thanks so much, Netherzone! I hope you have a great new year, too - we're due for one. Absolutely love the Japanese woodcut image.–CaroleHenson (talk) 01:27, 31 December 2021 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sam Houston and slaveryEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Sam Houston and slavery you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Kavyansh.Singh -- Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 04:41, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sam Houston and Native American relationsEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Sam Houston and Native American relations you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Kavyansh.Singh -- Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 04:41, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sam Houston and slaveryEdit

The article Sam Houston and slavery you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Sam Houston and slavery for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Kavyansh.Singh -- Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 10:01, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sam Houston and slaveryEdit

The article Sam Houston and slavery you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Sam Houston and slavery for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Kavyansh.Singh -- Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 07:41, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

Shubinator's DYK Check toolEdit

User:Shubinator/DYKcheck See section "Using DYKcheck" Maybe you already have this?

This is not a comment on your sourcing, but an overall tool info and might be good when checking articles for any other purpose. A handy little script that Shubinator created for DYK but is also sometimes helpful if you just want to make sure you left no paragraph unsourced. On my user pages, I see it's link in the "Tools" side bar. Click on it, and gives all the text sections a yellow background. The inline citations show as blue. Personally, I use it to eyeball a lot of articles just to see where the sourcing is. — Maile (talk) 02:32, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Thanks, Maile66, I added this script and I still just have one DYK tool on the list of tools, so I am guessing it overrode my previous DYK checker. I might have already have had this DYK checker. So far, I am not seeing a difference. Maybe I need to reboot to double-check.
I love the tools with colors - I have the one that highlights things in brackets, citations, etc. and that makes things quite easy for me when editing to ensure that I closed brackets, etc. properly. Thanks for bringing it up!–CaroleHenson (talk) 16:28, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sam Houston and Native American relationsEdit

The article Sam Houston and Native American relations you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold  . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Sam Houston and Native American relations for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Kavyansh.Singh -- Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 17:01, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Sam Houston and Native American relationsEdit

The article Sam Houston and Native American relations you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Sam Houston and Native American relations for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Kavyansh.Singh -- Kavyansh.Singh (talk) 16:21, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

NEXT STOP - FACEdit

Hot diggity dog! Congratulations! You did good on Sam Houston. FAC is a lot like GA, except that more people weigh in with their items. You handled these two Houston GAs like a champ, and you can handle FAC. — Maile (talk) 16:25, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Thanks so much, Maile66. That's kind of you to say. I will start working on expanding the Sam Houston and slavery article when I can. So glad to know that you'll be along for that!–CaroleHenson (talk) 22:05, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Eight years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:34, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Thanks, Gerda Arendt! How time flies! That was nice of you.–CaroleHenson (talk) 09:37, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Requesting a 'Sub Category'Edit

Greetings @ CaroleHenson,

Previously you seem to have created Category:People who wrote slave narratives which mostly caters works mostly associated with Africans or African Americans who escaped from slavery to freedom.

There are few 'People who wrote slave narratives about Ottoman time slavery'. Like following ones

Though above ones are categorized in two related categories like Slaves of the Ottoman Empire and People who wrote slave narratives. Personally I feel to put them in a sub category with suitable name to know 'People who wrote slave narratives about Ottoman time slavery'.

Personally I focus on content research and writing and I would prefer you to help out in such categorization if WP Categories Manual of Style allows for.

Thanks and warm regards

Bookku, 'Encyclopedias = expanding information & knowledge' (talk) 08:42, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi, Bookku. From what I can tell, if there were subcategories based upon locations / empire, some of the subcategories would not have very many articles and I think it would be likely that they would be rolled back up into one non-geographic category.
I added the three people to a new section in Template:Slave narrative for the Ottoman Empire here. Does that work?–CaroleHenson (talk) 09:16, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

Updating Template:Slave narrative too is good way, many thanks for your suitable help and guidance. Bookku, 'Encyclopedias = expanding information & knowledge' (talk) 09:33, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

Thoughts on DYK submission?Edit

Well done on all your hard work on freedom suits, Lucy A. Delaney and the brand-new and very important page on Francis B. Murdoch! Murdoch seems very DYK worthy, maybe a multi-page submission including links to Lucy Delaney, Polly Berry, Harriet Robinson Scott, Dred Scott and anyone else with existing Wikipedia pages? I am happy to add some facts to the Murdoch page based on recent reading but am also conscious that we are coming up on the 7-day deadline for new article DYK submissions. Anyway let me know your thoughts...I'm happy to make the actual DYK submission tomorrow if you're OK with it, as I am still relatively new and have QPQ credits to spare. I know there is still a lot of work to do on some of those pages but hopefully we can work on them in parallel. Cielquiparle (talk) 19:05, 5 February 2022 (UTC)

Cielquiparle, Yes, if you would nominate the article for a DYK, that would be very nice. I also look forward to seeing what you have to add to Murdoch's article.
I have been trying to think where might be the best place to tie the Alton, Illinois connection between Murdoch, the Berry Delaney / Berry Wash women, the Scotts, and Reverend John Richard Anderson (article coming soon), with Alton connections + was a minister for the Central Baptist Church (St. Louis, Missouri) - with community work likely tied back to the subjects of the freedom suits.–CaroleHenson (talk) 19:11, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
Great, good to know. I think there are potentially multiple DYK candidates, and that the way to pull it off is to have different strands so that they can each have their day on the Main Page. Will have a think. Cielquiparle (talk) 19:24, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
Cielquiparle, Great, thanks so much!–CaroleHenson (talk) 19:26, 5 February 2022 (UTC)

Friday (Arapaho chief)Edit

Hi - Just to let you know, I nominated Friday (Arapaho chief), which you created, for GA status and it has just been reviewed. It's at the worst possible time for me as I have work commitments all this week, but I will get to it on Saturday. If you are able to take a crack at any of their points between now and then, that would be fantastic. Vizjim (talk) 06:33, 8 February 2022 (UTC)

Hi Vizjim, I will take a look at it. Best of luck on your work schedule.–CaroleHenson (talk) 15:37, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
Vizjim, I went ahead and addressed all the issues raised during the GA review. I just noticed that you had not made any edits to the article at all to get the article ready for a GA review. And, although you have been online, you spent your time on other issues in the past week. I am not sure why you nominated the article for GA.–CaroleHenson (talk) 06:36, 10 February 2022 (UTC)
Simple, really - I nominated it because I thought it was pretty much GA ready, and the previous GA nomination I made took a lot longer to get to the top. As I said in my original message, the plan was to get to this on Saturday (the stuff I did this week was the sort of simple mechanical task I could do on my phone). Vizjim (talk) 15:23, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
Gotcha. Thanks.–CaroleHenson (talk) 18:20, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Francis B. MurdochEdit

 On 12 February 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Francis B. Murdoch, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that lawyer Francis B. Murdoch filed one-third of all freedom suits in St. Louis from 1840 to 1847, representing Dred Scott, Harriet Robinson Scott, Lucy A. Delaney and Polly Berry, among others? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Francis B. Murdoch. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Francis B. Murdoch), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cwmhiraeth (talk) 00:02, 12 February 2022 (UTC)

Very nice! Thanks, Cielquiparle. The article is looking nice.–CaroleHenson (talk) 00:27, 12 February 2022 (UTC)
Here is the permalink to the stats from yesterday for all 5 pages. Cielquiparle (talk) 23:25, 13 February 2022 (UTC)
Wowee! Lovely! thanks so much, Cielquiparle.–CaroleHenson (talk) 23:32, 13 February 2022 (UTC)

Image search for JRAEdit

FYI – Have been searching for an image for you. Found one (a drawing) on Ancestry but there is no information about where it comes from, etc., and reverse image search turns up nothing. The Missouri Historical Society publishes an index of the Stevens book and offers photocopies for $7 a page (!). But it does include a biographical sketch, apparently. Cielquiparle (talk) 16:53, 12 February 2022 (UTC)

Thanks so much, Cielquiparle. I found an image here and have been trying to find the actual book because there's a lot of good info there, too.–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:09, 12 February 2022 (UTC)
Nice! (Similar to the one I was looking at which looks like it could be a re-drawing of that image...which is neither here nor there.) Anyway looking forward to seeing the stats for today's DYK. Seems like each of the pages have gotten some attention. Cielquiparle (talk) 17:41, 12 February 2022 (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks!–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:43, 12 February 2022 (UTC)

Floating Freedom SchoolEdit

Nominated for DYK, also with Floating Freedom School (great addition!). Hope it all looks OK. Cielquiparle (talk) 12:39, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
Yes, it's lovely. Thanks so much for your edits and additions!–CaroleHenson (talk) 15:57, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

Cielquiparle, What do you think of a second hook option:

 
Riverboats along the Mississippi River at St. Louis
When the state of Missouri made it illegal to teach African Americans in 1847, John Berry Meachum founded the Floating Freedom School in the middle of the Mississippi River, which was under federal jurisdiction.[1]

References

  1. ^ Hawkins, Ben (February 8, 2022). "'Floating Freedom School': Historic black pastor leaves legacy of liberty, education in Missouri". The Pathway. Missouri Baptist Conference. Retrieved 2022-02-14.

CaroleHenson (talk) 16:37, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

It just has to be super short! (Also, Missouri.) Simple copy / plain English does better. And often it helps to give the reader at least one element that is familiar (so in this case, Mississippi I guess)...? Cielquiparle (talk) 16:44, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
Cielquiparle, The hook can be up to 200 characters, per WP:DYKHOOK. I just need to drop 10 characters. Removing "the state of" brings it down to 197 characters. How is that?–CaroleHenson (talk) 16:51, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
Oops! Missouri.–CaroleHenson (talk) 16:53, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
How about something like this (you know DYK syntax, you never have ALL the information so there's a bit of mystery which keeps it short but also forces you to click):
...that John Berry Meachum bought a steamboat for the Floating Freedom School and anchored it in the Mississippi River under United States government protection? Cielquiparle (talk) 17:01, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
Cielquiparle, That sounds much better.–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:04, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
Ok I'll add it in now with pic Cielquiparle (talk) 17:10, 18 February 2022 (UTC)
Thanks!–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:53, 18 February 2022 (UTC)

David Nelson (abolitionist)Edit

If you have a moment, please take a look at David Nelson (abolitionist)! (Also, I already nominated for DYK...if you have any suggestions for alternate hooks for that one, etc., or want to review... No pressure though, just wanted to marvel in all the intersections, also with your past input to related pages.) Cielquiparle (talk) 18:56, 20 February 2022 (UTC)

Cielquiparle Nice job! It's interesting and very well written. I am curious about the red handkerchiefs.
Re: the DYK - I liked the use of the term "abolitionist factory" in reference to the Mission Institute.
I have been thinking about a separate article for Alton, Illinois' history (beyond the uncited content in Alton, Illinois#19th century. I stumble across Alton when researching people in the proslavery and antislavery movements often and think it may warrant it's own article.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:00, 20 February 2022 (UTC)
Oh good idea, have proposed new hook with "abolitionist factory"! Thanks for your feedback. Cielquiparle (talk) 20:15, 20 February 2022 (UTC)

Floating Freedom School has been nominated for Did You KnowEdit

 Hello, CaroleHenson. Floating Freedom School, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed, has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of Did you know . You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. EnterpriseyBot (talk!) 12:01, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
Thanks so much, Cielquiparle, for this nomination!–CaroleHenson (talk) 18:37, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

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HelloEdit

WP is about to try something new for beginners, a "homepage" tab, you can activate it and see how it looks at the bottom of Special:Preferences. Appears with user/talk tabs on top left. Everybody now gets a "mentor" to ask questions, a wise (well) Wikipedian who added their name here Wikipedia:Growth Team features/Mentor list. I just did, and thought you might like to join the experiment. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 10:56, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know about this, Gråbergs Gråa Sång, That's a cool feature. I added my username, too.–CaroleHenson (talk) 16:10, 27 February 2022 (UTC)
Excellent! Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 16:21, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

RpEdit

Thank you for doing what I'd lazily failed to do: search for the artist's name, and act on your findings. But that aside ... of course you meant well with this edit, but I have to say that you messed things up. Previously, the draft cited various pages of this one book. (Of course, it shouldn't have cited the book at all, but that's a separate matter.) Now it says that everything is on page 3, which I don't suppose is true. The simplest solution is to have one reference, in which the "cite book" template does not specify any page number, and to reuse this one reference, each time together with the "Rp" template. (You can see the system in use in, for example, Gianni Berengo Gardin bibliography.) -- Hoary (talk) 23:07, 27 February 2022 (UTC)

Great point! I will fix it.–CaroleHenson (talk) 01:01, 28 February 2022 (UTC)
  Done and double-checked. I haven't used the {{rp}} template in awhile. Nice and easy compared to a bibliography and short citations for minimal usage. Thanks for catching that!–CaroleHenson (talk) 01:14, 28 February 2022 (UTC)

Question from Samuelsal1234chess (20:08, 3 March 2022)Edit

hello. What is the civil war? --Samuelsal1234chess (talk) 20:08, 3 March 2022 (UTC)

Hello Samuelsal1234chess, I am guessing that you are referring to the American Civil War. Is there a place where I used Civil War, without the link to that article?–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:11, 3 March 2022 (UTC)
Have observed Mentors getting trolled, some more than others. Cielquiparle (talk) 07:06, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up, CielquiparleCaroleHenson (talk) 15:52, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

BLMEdit

Hi CaroleHenson. In your recent edit at Black Lives Matter, you restored poorly sourced content by reverting another editor. You marked the edit as minor and didn't provide an edit summary for the reversion, which I think we normally only do in cases of vandalism. Is it possible this was a mistake, or can you help me understand why you reverted in this way? Firefangledfeathers (talk | contribs) 18:25, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

So sorry, Firefangledfeathers! I was trying to view edits on another article and I remember seeing that I went into the diff of the BLM article, but I was trying to backout quickly and get to the diff that I really wanted to see. But I must have hit rollback. Thanks for fixing it and bringing it to my attention.–CaroleHenson (talk) 22:11, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

DYK for Floating Freedom SchoolEdit

 On 11 March 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Floating Freedom School, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that John Berry Meachum anchored the Floating Freedom School in the Mississippi River under federal government protection? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Floating Freedom School. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Floating Freedom School), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (she/they) 00:31, 11 March 2022 (UTC)

Rachel v. WalkerEdit

Hi. I've gone round the houses on this one. So many authoritative sources spell it "Rachael", it makes you think that is the spelling. (I was convinced, and I'm sure I've spelled it that way all over the place, although I tried to change it back where I could.)

But then when you look at the actual files from the court case...it turns out it's just plain "Rachel" (!). Cielquiparle (talk) 18:42, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

Ahhh, thanks, Cielquiparle! It sounds like the titles need to be swapped for the article and the redirect. I'll submit a request.–CaroleHenson (talk) 18:45, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
  Done here.–CaroleHenson (talk) 18:54, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
Thanks and sorry for the spellings...I should have searched properly to fix them all. Hopefully now that the freedom suit is online, the historians and their editors can stop making the mistake, too. Cielquiparle (talk) 19:12, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
If/when you have a moment...please take a look at Mary Hayes Davis which ended up touching on many familiar themes. Planning to work on article for Henry Patterson next. :( Cielquiparle (talk) 20:54, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
Cielquiparle. From an initial scan, the article looks interesting! I will take a closer look today. Happy editing!–CaroleHenson (talk) 15:20, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

Another listEdit

Just came across this (very incomplete) list page. Cielquiparle (talk) 07:12, 30 March 2022 (UTC)

Cielquiparle These two categories might be a good place to start: Category:Freedom suits in the United States and Category:United States slavery case law.–CaroleHenson (talk) 16:01, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
And, this. I get easily overwhelmed. I am still overwhelmed about the List of Underground Railroad sites and have some additions for that list as well. But, it's good to know about this list to pick away at it.–CaroleHenson (talk) 16:09, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
Part of me was starting to wonder if some lists exist mainly so that people have pages to link their new pages to... List of Underground Railroad sites is fascinating though and you can start to see all the webs connecting places and people. It may never be completely done but it feels like there is payoff there. One other random point: I just came across the stub for John Krum and thought of your interest in Alton, Illinois. His name is coming up as a judge in the St. Louis Circuit Court (?) and I thought somewhere that Murdoch wasn't happy with him, also because of their history in Alton. For now I find myself back in Jefferson City... Cielquiparle (talk) 18:29, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
Cielquiparle, It seems John Krum deserves a better article!
Yes, I keep running across Alton, Illinois - most recently during my editing of Caroline Quarlls.
Good luck with the things you are working on. Nice to hear from you!–CaroleHenson (talk) 00:14, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

Question from Jay gihar.g (06:58, 17 April 2022)Edit

How are you --Jay gihar.g (talk) 06:58, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Question from Jay gihar.g (06:59, 17 April 2022)Edit

Hello --Jay gihar.g (talk) 06:59, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Responded on user's talk page with a welcome and offer to help.–CaroleHenson (talk) 18:00, 3 July 2022 (UTC)

Massachusetts Air and Space MuseumEdit

Carole

You have reverted the information once again on our Wikipedia page yet almost ALL of the information you have in inaccurate. I cannot "source" the information as I AM the source. Please contact me at kyoung@massairspace.org or (508) 4234-2023!

Keith Young Director of Public Relations Massachusetts Air and Space Museum massairspace.org — Preceding unsigned comment added by MASM-Director (talkcontribs) 14:06, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

MASM-Director, Please see Talk:Massachusetts Air and Space Museum#Recent edit. There isn't anything that we can do over the phone or email to resolve: 1) requirement for sources, and 2) there being insufficient sources. But I will clarify a bit what can be done.–CaroleHenson (talk) 16:44, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Carole - I am trying to make certain that the public has accurate information about the museum. I'm not trying to make waves and am very flustered working in this format. I'm not sure what you require for citations of sources. The Cape Cod chamber source (#1) is accurate. The next two sources you cite are inaccurate (Guidestar and Fennick McReadie) are based on very old information when we were looking to operate at a different location. Source #4 (from our website) is also accurate. Source #5 (Charity Navigator) is ostly accurate but their site needs more accurate information as well, which I will attempt to update.
If you want to use the two sources I stated (#1 & #4), I don't see that here would be any issues with you updating the article on the museum. If you would like addition sources from publications, I'm happy to supply you with those as well.
Please accept my apology if I came across rude, I was simply frustrated in that the museum is still closed due to renovations and I'm trying to make the public aware that we are hoping to open by the end of June. This is brand new information and will go out in our June newsletter publication.
Regards
Keith Young MASM-Director (talk) 17:34, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
To close the loop on my talk page, please see Talk:Massachusetts Air and Space Museum#Recent edit for detailed discussion.–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:59, 3 July 2022 (UTC)

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Question from Suryatata (05:24, 7 June 2022)Edit

Hello, Carole,thanks for being my mentor. Just today I have opened my Wiki account.I will get connected with you later. Regards Suryatata --Suryatata (talk) 05:24, 7 June 2022 (UTC)

Suryatata Sorry for the delay, I have been on a breka. I am happy to help out. For now, I posted a welcome message on your talk page.–CaroleHenson (talk) 22:58, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

Question from Zabrone makala (06:36, 9 June 2022)Edit

Describe considerations and methods can be used to ensure secure and reliable downloading and reading of the encrypted documents while minimizing the risk of compromise? --Zabrone makala (talk) 06:36, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

Zabrone makala,
I apologize for the delay, I have been on a break.
I do not understand what you are asking for. As far as I know, Wikipedia does not deal in encrypted documents. Is your question about using Wikipedia?–CaroleHenson (talk) 22:56, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

Change requestedEdit

On Template:History of slavery in the United States, please delete the South Carolina link to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_South_Carolina#Politics_and_slavery . I don't know how. South Catolina snould be in red on this template, because there is no article on History of slavery in South Carolina (and there damn well should be). deisenbe (talk) 00:56, 18 June 2022 (UTC)

Hi Deisenbe,
I don't know how to change the link to the state either, but the good news is that the link in the template is History of slavery in South Carolina, which is currently a redirect to History of South Carolina#Politics and slavery.
As soon as someone makes History of slavery in South Carolina into an article, all will be copasetic.–CaroleHenson (talk) 22:54, 2 July 2022 (UTC)

Mary Ann Day BrownEdit

This article has over 20 errors in the footnotes: would you fix it? I don't know how. deisenbe (talk) 10:47, 27 June 2022 (UTC)

Hi Deisenbe,
I am not seeing 20+ errors in the footnotes. Where are you seeing that? What seems to be wrong?–CaroleHenson (talk) 22:45, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
The problem is that notes follow two different styles. Compare notes 1-4 with 9-32. Actually I could do it myself. I don't know why I said I don't know how. deisenbe (talk) 23:21, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
It is proper to use {{sfn}} with a correlating complete reference to a book, journal, etc. Sfns distinguish the varying page numbers. See the documentation at {{sfn}} and WP:CITESHORT.
See Good articles and Feature articles like Abraham Lincoln#References where both short and full citations are used.–CaroleHenson (talk) 00:57, 3 July 2022 (UTC)

Happy 4th of JulyEdit

  Welcome back!
19th century American history is not the same without you, CaroleHenson Cielquiparle (talk) 05:32, 3 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks so much, Cielquiparle! I have had some major personal life things going on... and glad to be back. I hope all is well with you! Happy Independence Day!–CaroleHenson (talk) 17:41, 3 July 2022 (UTC)

Question from Exinxt (09:20, 18 July 2022)Edit

hi, this is Exinxt. Can you help in making changes of kpop's boyband, EXO's wikipedia..? Kpop boyband EXO isnot noted for releasing music in korean, mandarin, and japanese. --Exinxt (talk) 09:20, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

Question from Thedirtbikersound (14:07, 1 August 2022)Edit

Hi, How to create a new wikipedia topic page? --Thedirtbikersound (talk) 14:07, 1 August 2022 (UTC)

Question from Faunafan on Mary Castle (21:59, 2 August 2022)Edit

Hello! I'm trying to add a title to the Filmography section of an actress's page. I'm on the 'edit Filmography' page, but it doesn't add the change I made. I'm new to this, so must be missing a step. Thanks. --Faunafan (talk) 22:00, 2 August 2022 (UTC)

Question from Opillus (05:09, 5 August 2022)Edit

Hi, I've noticed that a page "Aurelius Opilius" has an incorrect title that needs to be changed to "Aurelius Opillus". How do I do this? --Opillus (talk) 05:09, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

Question from Ojmayo.yeo (01:51, 11 August 2022)Edit

I would like to write a wikipedia for Erskine Financial Services, a credit card company in wilmington delaware --Ojmayo.yeo (talk) 01:51, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

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Question from Gcpoolie (08:29, 13 August 2022)Edit

Hi, How would I contact Dragonofbatley? I have a map from 1909 I'd like him to add to the Hartlepool page, it's an advertisement map so has a great deal of information. --Gcpoolie (talk) 08:29, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

Question from GAF Doug (23:30, 26 August 2022)Edit

20220827 Hello. I have copies of aircraft accident reports from the Australian Department of Transport (in PDF format), they are not available on the web as they are from 1977 (at least I can't find them on the web). Questions: 1. How can I add the PDF's to the web so that anyone can search them, they are both relevant to GAF Nomad and are sources of information regarding GAF Nomad corrections. 2. If and when they are added to the web, can I refer to them as sources? 3. Where sources are cited in an article but the information in that source is not correct, how do you (or how can you) show that the source information is not correct? Regards, GAF Doug. --GAF Doug (talk) 23:30, 26 August 2022 (UTC)

Territorial Road monument and plaqueEdit

I just found the article you created on Territorial Road in Michigan, and I can contribute. There is a length of road at the western end of the state called Territorial Road, which splits southwesterly from Red Arrow Highway west of Paw Paw, and appears to have been the original road. You can see an older map which shows it slightly different from today (this one from the USGS archive; maps with older dates listed by that one there are actually newer reprints). I did a personal write-up a couple decades ago which is almost completely OR so it's not usable but I did take some pictures in 1999 of a monument about Territorial and road marker in Keeler along this stretch which are included on that page (I'm not 100% sure if they're still there but they were in 2012). I can transfer those photos to Commons. Mapsax (talk) 00:26, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

Mapsax, Sounds great! Are you needing help with the text or photos?–CaroleHenson (talk) 05:35, 28 August 2022 (UTC)
I really don't need any help, I just wanted to inform you about it, in spite of lack of article ownership, because you had put so much work into it, plus I wanted to make sure you were in agreement that the southern alignment was relevant to the article. The files are now here and here. The only concern now is the historical status of the northern route west of Paw Paw, whether it was originally a northern segment or never was and MDOT's predecessor decided to run trunkline along it later. Mapsax (talk) 01:10, 29 August 2022 (UTC)
I have started a discussion at Talk:Territorial Road (Michigan)#Various alignments. It's complicated. Mapsax (talk) 01:33, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

Question from Teddygrahamlover9 (22:39, 29 August 2022)Edit

I just really like teddy grahams and I hope to one day bring justice to the teddy graham wikipedia article --Teddygrahamlover9 (talk) 22:39, 29 August 2022 (UTC)

Question from Tuardan (20:14, 31 August 2022)Edit

hi, I'd like to create an article about Five Nations, an RTS video game published by Silver Forge:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1565670/Five_Nations/

how can I get a right to create a new article about it? --Tuardan (talk) 20:14, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

Teedyuscung articleEdit

I noticed that you've edited the Teedyuscung page recently. Thought you'd be interested in this article from the WSWS on the history of the Wyoming Valley and this outstanding figure of the Delaware nation. https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/09/05/ccox-s05.html CerroFerro (talk) 22:34, 8 September 2022 (UTC)

Leadville Historic District picsEdit

Hi CaroleHenson, my notices are pointing out your adding nice Template:Leadville mining to several articles, which reminds me about a big To Do item i have procrastinated about. I have about 1000 or 1200 photos documenting the Leadville Historic District to upload to a Commons category at least, maybe make a list-article of buildings in leadville historic district to display them. The NRHP-listed/NHL-designated area is huge, with about 1000 buildings, for which there is no list of buildings and no systematic documentation in photos. Early NRHP listings were minimal. As time goes by some of the miners' houses get demolished or altered. Drove up and down streets with a friend hanging out car window, a year ago, to try to get at least one photo for each building. You seem to appreciate the place, have you been around it, does it sound worthwhile to upload all. Would require lots of time labelling photos, and I am not aware of a tool to mass-upload besides one app that works on my iphone. Trying to get motivated to start somehow. --Doncram (talk) 02:14, 16 September 2022 (UTC)

Hi Doncram, Wow! That sounds like a huge effort, but it would be nice. Perhaps you could post on commons and ask if there's some way to load the images enmasse.
Since you've posted here, and are interested in Leadville, do you mind looking at my post at Talk:Leadville, Colorado#Non-free material tag? I don't think that there are a lot of watchers for that page.
Really great to hear from you!–CaroleHenson (talk) 16:06, 16 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. About commons uploading I see at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Upload_tools that there are tools I can try. I discover I first have to get access restored to a Dropbox that holds the photos, and I am started on that. I did respond about non-free tag. And I will start looking at the article to see about what improvements can be made. I haven't edited there before, I guess, because it was not on my watchlist. Tx. --Doncram (talk) 17:16, 16 September 2022 (UTC)

Question from Priyankamohandas (16:25, 21 September 2022)Edit

Hi Carole!

I'm happy to be a wiki contributor. I have a doubt regarding a recent and the first edit that I made. i had changed the spelling of a traditional South Indian meal to reflect the proper pronunciation. It was reverted twice. Can you give me some insight into why this might have happened? --Priyankamohandas (talk) 16:25, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

So sorry for the late reply. I posted a response on your talk page to keep it with previous posts on the same issue. See here.–CaroleHenson (talk) 20:14, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

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WikiProject Women in Green October 2022 Good Article EditathonEdit

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