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Armenian-American

Thanks for helping out on Armenian-American related articles, I really appreciated.

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I award you this Barnstar for your tireless contributions on Armenian-American related articles. VartanM 19:57, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Joseph Henry Kibbey

Hello Clariosophic. Thank you for your contributions to the biography of Joseph Henry Kibbey. Regards, Masterpiece2000 (talk) 12:55, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for the comment! Hope I haven't given the impression that I'm abandoning the Anglicanism project: I'll keep an eye on it. But, I really am going to stick to a narrow path to avoid some of the weirdness that goes on here. I actually find Wikipedia to be a fun hobby. I imagine Secisek (talk · contribs) really has retired for good. I know he is active in politics in real life so probably doesn't want to play pointless politics on his free time. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 00:04, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar

I am asking whether WP:IE should have a barnstar for members and ordinary users who contribute a lot to it. i have a design for the barnstar if it is created on my computer so all I ask is should I create this barnstar? Yours sincerely --Markreidyhp 12:35, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry

Sorry to hear about your kitty. I have a calico who is much loved. Best wishes, -- Secisek (talk) 22:44, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Condolences for your cat. I have a friend whose cat is the spitting image of your beloved Kitty. Take care. Wassupwestcoast (talk) 03:14, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

A and an

Where h is pronounced e.g. harvest - use A, Where h is silent e.g. honour - use AN, Where h is pronounced but the first syllable is unstressed e.g. historic - use A
Wikipeebee (talk) 07:29, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Not so in the United States per Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition, p.1: "Before unstressed or weakly stressed syllables with initial h both a and an are used in writing, a historic an historic, but in speech an is more frequent whether h is pronounced or not." See also See A and an#Discrimination between a and an. Moreover, articles on US subjects should use U.S. English, not British or Canadianclariosophic (talk) 14:13, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

I stand corrected; each to their own. I must admit I say an historic, and certainly wouldn't change any page. regards
Wikipeebee (talk) 15:24, 5 August 2008 (UTC)


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First United Methodist Church and other dab stuff

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Hi Clario -- I've continued cleaning up dab pages, including First United Methodist Church just now. There's an informative intro in that one, which should be deleted by MOSDAB guidelines and/or practices of enforcer dab editors. I won't delete it but someone else likely will. I think the intro, which is interesting, should be recycled to create an article for First United Methodist Church (Dallas, Texas). I wonder if you would like to do that. If you do, please add an entry for the Dallas one into the dab list, and please replace the dab intro by simply: "First United Methodist Church may refer to:". Hope u r well. Cheers, doncram (talk) 08:14, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi again, glad u r getting rest. :) You might take note of User talk:Tassedethe#Renaming churches and other articles where i mentioned you recently.... I don't expect Tassedethe is necessarily entering into the dab fixup field more generally, but i am in fact lonely there. :) As stated there, i have worked out certain principles with dab editors, but then the dab pages i have worked on are deficient in other ways, like being incomplete on non-NRHP places having wikipedia articles already. My worklist is at Category:NRHP dab needing cleanup. Feel free to add to that category and/or to work on the backlog. doncram (talk) 23:29, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Foothills Baptist Church (Essex, New York)

This Foothills Baptist Church (Essex, New York), aka Church of the Nazarene, is neat, certainly a nice Richard Upjohn / carpenter Gothic. Not sure if it is on your watchlist from when u edited/developed it before. I added NRHP doc and photo links recently. Unfortunately no HABS pics available. It makes me want to get up to that part of NYS and photograph it plus several NHLs nearby. Cheers, doncram (talk) 04:30, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Another new article is United Methodist Church and Parsonage (Mount Kisco, New York), whose NRHP doc describes it as Carpenter Gothic. It would be great if you could visit those two articles and add relevant categories and/or develop the articles otherwise. doncram (talk) 20:27, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

You maybe interested in the Article Rescue Squadron

I notice that you are part of Category:Inclusionist_Wikipedians. I would like you to consider joining the Article Rescue Squadron. Rescue Squadron members are focused on rescuing articles for deletion, that might otherwise be lost forever. I think you will find our project matches your vision of Wikipedia.

Ikip (talk) 00:53, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Category:Heritage sites in Canada

I'm trying to organize articles about heritage sites in Canada into more managable categories, based on who says that such-and-such is a heritage site (what level of gov't or what other body). That's why I created Category:Buildings in Canada by heritage register instead. I think we should be working towards the goal of indentifying who says something is a heritage site, rather than making big catch-all categories which are prone to boosterism and hard to police. Do you agree? --Kevlar (talkcontribs) 02:51, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Reply: Thanks for your message. I can agree with you in some respects but disagree on others. Heritage sites aren't necessarily buildings. They can be archaeological sites, battlefields, geological sites (e.g Ayers Rock in Australia, etc. I envision Category: Heritage sites in Canada as an umbrella category which includes the category you created and complements it rather than competing with it. Best wishes. clariosophic (talk) 19:08, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

invitation

You're invited to sign up as a founding member, at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#WikiProject Historic Sites ! :) doncram (talk) 05:16, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Historic Sites has opened up. I took the liberty of assuming your support for the wikiproject meant you wanted to join as a member, and I copied your signature to the Members list on the main page. Please visit and add to, or remove, your listing there. Please revise my cryptic summary of your interests there! It would be great to hear about what you're interested in the Wikiproject becoming, in your member comment and/or at the Talk page, shortcut wt:HSITES. Thanks for your support! doncram (talk) 17:47, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Translation from the French

Show me the list - I'd be happy to take a look at it. Not necessarily tonight, but sometime in the next couple of days. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 22:53, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Quebec heritage sites

I noticed your comment regarding Quebec listings, and wanted to let you know you can always leave me a not about it, since I'm myself a Quebecer, and can help with locating "official" (thought of no legal standing) translations of laws (as well as the "official names" for the various elgal designations of site) etc. I've worked on a few pages (Édifice Price, Clarendon Hotel) and had been planned on doing more (aprticularly a hisoric preservation in Quebec page) when I went sort of wikipedia-dormant. Circeus (talk) 14:35, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

St. David's Church (Radnor)

I noticed that you moved St. Davids Church from Radnor to Wayne. I have to ask whether you are an expert on this church or Pennsylvania locations. It's actually quite complicated and historically it's been St. David's church in Radnor. Three county borders meet on the church property dividing the Old Church from the "chapel." But the church was there before the borders and the name St. David's Church at Radnor likely predates the borders as well. And the Longfellow poem ... Unless you have a real expert certainty that this is what the name has to be, I'll suggest changing it back. Perhap you might check with User:Piledhigheranddeeper to see what he thinks. Smallbones (talk) 13:16, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

User:Piledhigheranddeeper seems to agree with me, and I'll switch the article name back within a few days unless I hear from you. Please do let me know: I think you made a mistake in a complicated area, but I don't like the idea of just reverting you - I certainly wouldn't want an edit war. Thanks for any help. Smallbones (talk) 09:12, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

church disambig template deletion

Please take notice of Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2009 April 17#Template:Church disambig and consider commenting there. doncram (talk) 14:46, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for commenting. Now the discussion has moved towards renaming the related category from Category:Church building disambiguation pages to something more general, perhaps "Church disambiguation pages". That would help allow coverage of denominations and congregations, but seem to exclude synagogues and mosques. Your thoughts behind choosing a Places of worship approach before? And i wonder what was your category name, specifically before. Hope you will chime in again there, anyhow. Thanks! doncram (talk) 09:17, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

The First Church of Christ, Scientist (Boston)

I have proposed that The First Church of Christ, Scientist (Boston) be moved to The First Church of Christ, Scientist since I think the Boston disambiguation is necessary. I noticed you commented in the last move discussion but didn't really give any reasons for opposing. Would you mind commenting at the new discussion here: Talk:The First Church of Christ, Scientist (Boston)#Requested move. I'm not looking to merge any content, just take the (Boston) out of the title, you can see my reasons why at that talk page link. Usually the simplest title for an article is best. LonelyMarble (talk) 16:36, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Boston College (United States)

Hey, any reason you just moved BC (US) to BC without proposing a move or discussing it first? It's been talked about at Talk:Boston College (United States), where it was not only backed by editors (myself included, yes) but meets WP:UNIGUIDE. I must admit that I'm a bit curious as to how/why you would do such a think without discussing it first (and do such a shoddy job, apparently, since the talk page doesn't redirect properly following your move). --Aepoutre (talk) 18:41, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Ah, I didn't realise it was you who first raised a stink about it in the first place. Well, now I'd express even more of a concern that 1) you'd make the move when the conversation wasn't going your way and 2) that you'd do it against WP:UNI standards. Not cool at all. --Aepoutre (talk) 18:44, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
It's not his fault the talk page doesn't redirect because it couldn't be moved because it had another edit in the history, but I have listed it at Wikipedia:Requested moves#Uncontroversial requests so it should be moved shortly. And, I think Boston College should stay as the article title for the college in the U.S. since it's much more notable by an order of magnitude than the one in England, which is why Boston, Massachusetts was moved to Boston, for the same reason I think Boston College shouldn't be a redirect either. LonelyMarble (talk) 18:46, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
If the move was to be legitimately done, it should be discussed at Talk:Boston College, not ex post facto here, since a conversation had already been started. I'm especially concerned because no link to a consensus was given in the edit summary and no note was left for me, the "perpetrator" of the original move per WP:UNIGUIDE. LonelyMarble, I'll continue this conversation with you on the appropriate talk page, if you don't mind. Cheers! --Aepoutre (talk) 18:53, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Carpenter romanesque?

Check out Burke County Courthouse (Georgia). doncram (talk) 00:10, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Lancaster Historic District

Speedy deletion of Lancaster Historic District

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It is a disambiguation page for non-existent articles. It is also an orphan.

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For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Kevin Rector (talk) 15:20, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

I removed the speedy tag and developed the disambig page to comply with wp:MOSDAB. I turned one red-link to blue by creating a stub article, and followed up at User talk:Kevin Rector. Think this is done. Thanks Clario for creating the disambig page last year! doncram (talk) 15:56, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

please comment again

Please comment again, now at relisted TfD Wikipedia:Templates for deletion/Log/2009 May 2#template:Church disambig. doncram (talk) 02:45, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Could you please comment anew, at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2009 May 2#Category:Church building disambiguation pages. Maybe the outcome will be to restore places of worship disambiguation template and category, i don't know if I care or not as long as some template and category is kept. I'm exhausted, anyhow, but I think that one has to hang in to see that the TfD and CfD do not go a poor way due to too little informed participation. doncram (talk) 05:57, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

See also

If that is the standard for this item. I will fix all of the links I have added. EraserGirl (talk) 03:07, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Carpenter Gothic

I uploaded a Methuen MA image that you may find interesting. File:Methuen, MA Park St looking south .jpg The third building on the right is the back of the First Baptist Church (Methuen, Massachusetts) I have not as yet found an old image of the building. EraserGirl (talk) 19:30, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

NRHP headers

Thanks for the note — I'm simply formatting these headers and footers to comply with the vast majority of other county-level lists nationwide. I first saw this format in Dtbohrer's rendition of the Pennsylvania county lists.

In my opinion, it's not that much of a problem: many states have been in this format since at least late last year, and although I watch every NRHP list for 28 different states, I don't remember seeing such a problem as you mention in any of the lists I watch. If such does come up, it shouldn't be that hard to explain that these are NRHP-only. One difference between the situation now and the situation when you added these headers is that we don't use the "RHP" terminology anymore (forgive me if I'm just telling you things you know); because we specifically use "NRHP", it should be easier to explain to ignorant editors that these aren't just any historic places that are registered somewhere. Nyttend (talk) 00:39, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't see why one editor's ideas should be permitted to go against the standards of an entire project. If that were so, I'd still have Mapits at the bottom of all community articles :-) I've restored the Framingham list to a redirect, and it's now on my watchlist; if the editor again reverts, I'll take it to AFD, because there's no clear criterion for inclusion for any non-NRHP sites. If I need support, I'll tell you, and likely Doncram and Sanfranman59. Nyttend (talk) 01:48, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
To respond to what you said in the first place — because content forks aren't allowed, I don't see why we need to worry about them continuing to exist. Most editors are reasonable about this kind of thing, so it shouldn't be hard to explain the precise purpose of the list. I can hardly imagine multiple non-sock, non-meat editors wanting to support a fringe idea such as the Framingham list, so we NRHP project people should be able to demonstrate with simple discussion that this is a bad idea. And if there's a problem that way, we can always take it to AFD, where our project standards should make it an easy case. At any rate: what I thought you meant was that people would add non-NRHP sites to these pages, and the use of "NRHP" in the intro I expect will prevent that or make it far less likely that people will complain if they add stuff and we remove it. Nyttend (talk) 01:52, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
The Framingham editor reverted my redirection with an edit summary of "Restoring content. Please discuss if you feel it does not have reasoning for inclusion.", so I've responded. If he responds more, would you be willing to participate? I'm going to ask Doncram's assistance also. Nyttend (talk) 04:11, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
I commented at Talk:Historic places in Framingham, Massachusetts. It's not a great local historic sites list-article, but I am supportive if local editors want to do list-articles about smaller locales that include more historic sites than the NRHP ones. I would not want them taking over and converting our mainline NRHP list-articles, but that is not the case here: the Framingham NRHPs are covered in a county-wide list article. So I don't see a problem with there being a local historic sites list-article. Again, can discuss further there. Cheers, doncram (talk) 06:13, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Old Mill

I've reverted your deletion of the various windmills, watermills and cotton mills from this dab page. Reasons given on the talk page. Mjroots (talk) 09:23, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks!

Table-izerMultipleStatesBarnstar2.JPG The NRHP Table-izer Barnstar
I award you this Barnstar for your contributions in table-izing multiple states' NRHP list-tables. As one editor put it, just before midnight U.S. Eastern time on July 4, Hey, between us we got it all done. Hooray!!

In fact we met multiple goals in table-izing list-articles covering all 83,973 NRHPs nation-wide during February 2008 to July 4, 2009.
Thanks for your participation in the NRHP table-izing all along, and especially for your taking the lead in disambiguation, a crucial support task. Hope you had a great Fourth! -- Doncram, 5 July 2008

InsideNorthside - A North Minneapolis Encyclopedia

Hi, I noticed you've edited some articles related to North Minneapolis and I wanted to tell you about a project I'm involved in called InsideNorthside. It's basically a wikipedia for North Minneapolis, built on wikispaces (which is a bit more user-friendly then mediawiki, though not nearly as robust). Anyways, wanted you to know. I'm trying to find some wiki experts to help build an initial user base for the site. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://insidenorthside.org --Ariahfine (talk) 01:21, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

WP:Hornbook -- a new WP:Law task force for the J.D. curriculum

Hi Clariosophic,

I'm asking Wikipedians who are interested in United States legal articles to take a look at WP:Hornbook, the new "JD curriculum task force".

Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

  • Over the course of a semester, each subpage will shift its focus to track the unfolding curriculum(s) for classes using that casebook around the country.
  • It will also feature an extensive, hyperlinked "index" or "outline" to that casebook, pointing to pages, headers, or {{anchors}} in Wikipedia (example).
  • Individual law schools can freely adapt our casebook outlines to the idiosyncratic curriculum devised by each individual professor.
  • I'm encouraging law students around the country to create local chapters of the club I'm starting at my own law school, "Student WP:Hornbook Editors". Using WP:Hornbook as our headquarters, we're hoping to create a study group so inclusive that nobody will dare not join.

What you can do now:

1. Add WP:Hornbook to your watchlist, {{User Hornbook}} to your userpage, and ~~~~ to Wikipedia:Hornbook/participants.
2. If you're a law student,
(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 20:21, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Broken Coords

Hi. In order to clean up Category:Coord template needing repair, would you mind if I changed a couple of instances of {{coord}} in User:Clariosophic/sandbox10? They need to be rolled over to one more minute and zero seconds, e.g. from "{{39|57|60|N..." to "{{coord|39|58|0|N...".
—WWoods (talk) 18:38, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay. I no longer need this is my sandbox anyway, so I've just deleted it. If you find other coordinates needing adjustment, feel feel to do so. clariosophic (talk) 20:36, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! —WWoods (talk) 23:51, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks!

Thanks for taking care of perfecting the categories on churches in Maryland. I created most of the stubs for those articles and I'm very happy to see them being revised and updated! Best wishes--Pubdog (talk) 12:47, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. I appreciate the work you have done (and are doing) in writing articles on them and taking photos. BTW do you have a photo of St. Peter's Chapel in Solomons? If so, please post it in the article. Best wishes. clariosophic (talk) 14:26, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi Clario ... thanks for your kind comments. I'm afraid I don't have a pic of St. Peter's Chapel. Ironically, I was down there just last weekend for a wine festival at Sotterley (Hollywood, Maryland) then dinner at Solomons Island, Maryland. Next time I get down that way I'll be sure to drop by.--Pubdog (talk) 14:33, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Pic for you

On the road today and took pic of Trinity Church (Warsaw, New York) just for you. Also revised category on article to the correct Carpenter Gothic reference. Cheers!--Pubdog (talk) 22:47, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Another of your favorite Carpenter Gothic churches is at Church of the Redeemer (Addison, New York). I hope to get a pic of it soon.--Pubdog (talk) 13:28, 28 October 2009 (UTC) Actually found a recent pic on Flickr and uploaded that to commons.--Pubdog (talk) 14:48, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Maryland churches

Would you please take a look at Category talk:Anglican parishes in the Province of Maryland? Thanks, . . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 11:06, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

WikiBirthday

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I saw from here that it's been exactly three years since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 17:56, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Allston Congregational Church -- Current Use?

I'm not sure. I was there yesterday and it didn't look like it was being currently used by the UCC -- There are large rental agency signs on it and various organization names, but not, IIRC, any sign of the UCC or the name above. It's not shown on the national or Mass. UCC sites and it isn't one of the names on the large newish signboard out front which you can see to the left of the door(but not read) here Allston Congregational Church Boston MA 01.jpg. I'm going to guess that it combined with the Brighton Evangelical Congregational Church which is now calling itself the Allston Brighton Congregational Church. Also, see the last line here. and this. And. lastly, the phone given on the church web site doesn't answer -- no machine, just rings. That's very unlike a church phone.

I probably should have checked all this before I added the church web site to the article -- but I think it's a dead site. . . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 15:48, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Kinney Octagon Barn

Since you created a stub for this historic place and requested a photo, you may be interested to know that I took one, but sadly it shows this barn is nearly gone. Jonathunder (talk) 06:20, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

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New pic of MD Episcopal Church

Hello Clario: Visited St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Woodlawn, Maryland) and added pic. Happy New Year!--Pubdog (talk) 02:54, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

... and another new one for you here St. Michael's Church (Reisterstown, Maryland)--Pubdog (talk) 22:05, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Time traveling Honda Civic

Hi. File:1978 Honda Civic, Stuart, Florida.jpg says it is a 1987 auto photographed in 1978. I'm guessing one or the other of the digits got mixed up there, no?  :-) Please straighten that out. If I can be of any assistance, ask. Thanks for your work! Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 19:19, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Service awards proposal

Master Editor Hello, Clariosophic! I noticed you display a service award, and would like to invite you to join the discussion over a proposed revamping of the awards.

If you have any opinions on the proposal, please participate in the discussion. Thanks! — the Man in Question (in question) 18:28, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikiproject SUSF

SUSF Locations

As a current or past contributor to a related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject State University System of Florida, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the State University System of Florida. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks!


Historic Florida pictures

Hey! I bought a very inexpensive copy of A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, and have added stuff in there to my lists, if they weren't on it already. I've been taking photos all over the place recently, though in a way I wish weren't, for obvious reasons. In any case, I created a hidden category on Commons for some of them. This is it. There are more that aren't in it yet. If you have any you're specifically interested, just ask, or do a Commons search. I named them pretty much as they are in the Guide. Later! --Ebyabe (talk) 14:24, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer

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Hi, would you be so kind as to give us support!

Hello, I hope you're doing fine and I sincerely apologize for this intrusion. I've just read your profile and I saw that you're proud to be Irish (I wish I can visit your wonderful country some time soon!), so you understand what are a minorized language and culture and maybe I am not bothering you and you will help us... I'm a member of a Catalan association "Amical de la Viquipèdia" which is trying to get some recognition as a Catalan Chapter but this hasn't been approved up to that moment. We would appreciate your support, visible if you stick this on your first page: Wikimedia CAT. Supporting us will be like giving equal opportunity to minorized languages and cultures in the future! Thanks again, wishing you a great summer, take care! The picture of the cat is a really good and beautiful one, the cat was really cute, sorry! Keep on preserving your great culture, country, music and language even though you might live in the US like many of my IrishAmerican friends! Slán agat! Capsot (talk) 07:23, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

NRHP sites in Nebraska

Just discovered and read with great interest your recent article on Dawson County Courthouse (Nebraska).

I'm based in Kearney, Nebraska, and have been photographing both NRHP sites and courthouses in the state. If you're contemplating, or working on, an article on a Nebraska site, and you'd like it illustrated, please feel free to drop a note at my talk page. I can't promise quick results, but travel extensively in the state, and would probably be able to produce some pictures within a year or so of a request...

--Ammodramus (talk) 00:24, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. As I recall, it was a rather gloomy day when I photographed Allen's Opera House. I'll try to get back to Cozad on a sunny afternoon.
Incidentally, if you're interested in Nebraska courthouses, you might like to look at Commons:Category:Thayer County Courthouse (Nebraska). I was surprised to find that the courthouse wasn't on the NRHP; a bit of research revealed that it'd once possessed a peaked roof and a tower, which were removed by a 1953 tornado. While this alteration apparently renders it ineligible for the NRHP, it only seems to me to add to the notability of the building.
--Ammodramus (talk) 00:49, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm deeply envious of you for the panther. I lived in Arizona for 25 years and spent a lot of time outdoors, and never once did I see a mountain lion. The closest I came was a possible footprint in dried mud near Tombstone.
Like you, I'm trying to become a better photographer by trial and error. Of course, part of it is declining to take pictures when the light's not good—as, for example, was the case at Allen's Opera House. However, I decided to shoot pictures just in case; enough Nebraska sites have been lost to fires and tornadoes and the like that I thought it'd be a good idea to have some pictures in reserve, even if their quality wasn't high.
--Ammodramus (talk) 17:59, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Recently returned to Cozad, Nebraska on a clear bright afternoon and photographed Allen's Opera House and the Hendee Hotel in better light than on my last trip. Have uploaded the new photos.
--Ammodramus (talk) 06:36, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Historic Florida architecture 1989 AIA survey listings by county

Just noticed that you've been creating and adding the above categories manually. If you'd like some help, I have AWB authority; just give me a list of the sites in a given county and I can add the category for you semi-automatically. It'll save you a lot of wear and tear. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:29, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Sure thing - always happy to be of help. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 01:01, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

your recent edit to villa Vizcaya

I see you added Villa vizcaya to Category:Historic Florida architecture 1989 AIA survey listings in Miami-Dade County . That seems very interesting, but, I look on GOOGLE and can't see anything about a 1989 AIA survey. Could you please point me to a reference for this? GroveGuy (talk) 02:54, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

It's a book called A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture. Should be available at most libraries. See the Google results. --Ebyabe (talk) 12:20, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

New photos

Last Saturday I hit Hampton, Starke, Lawtey and Orange Park. Check here for more info. :) -Ebyabe (talk) 01:49, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Canary Islands

In Europe or the Atlantic? Orlady and I seem to (mildly) disagree... I think we would both bow to consensus... but we need a few more opinions in order to know what consensus is. Please share your opinion on the talk page. Blueboar (talk) 22:01, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

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Passing through

I'll be in your neck o' the woods this weekend. Going to Miami tomorrow and heading north from there, photo'ing my way through south Florida. Will wave atcha as I pass through your county. :) --Ebyabe (talk) 22:06, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States

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Hello, Clariosophic! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

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Question about WikiProject South Carolina

Greetings, I have been watching WikiProject South Carolina for a while and it doesn't appear to be very active and I had a proposition for the members to consider. I would like to pull WPUS under WikiProject United States to some degree. I am not necessarily talking a full merger unless thats what the members of WPSC want but here is what I mean.

  1. The project would stay the way it is except for a couple things. I would like to replace {{WikiProject South Carolina}} with {{WikiProject United States}} and add WPSC to the list of Projects supported by WPUS. This would include replacing the WPSC template on the talk pages of the articles with WPUS/South Carolina (if you want to see an examply you camn look at Washington DC).
  2. I would also add it to the list of Projects supported by WPUS on the main WPUS landing page.

This would do a couple things that I think would benefit both projects.

  1. It would increase visibility of South Carolina and related articles to a much larger user base
  2. It would allow WPSC to more easily benefit from the Bots running for WPUS. This includes article alert bot that warns of Articles and Images for deletion or Promotion. This would ensure maximum visibility if an article relating to South Carolina was submitted for deletion or promotion.
  3. It would allow the South Carolina related articles to fall under the WPUS and South Carolina scope.
  4. It would somewhat reduce the maintenance required by consolidating the templates
  5. It would reduce the number of templates visibile on the articles
  6. In addition to the above, I typically cycle through all the articles in the WPUS scope every month or 2 fixing various things (sections, typos, persondata, categories, etc) and this would allow the South Carolina articles to fall under that much more easily.

Please let me know what thoughts or ideas you have about this and if the other members would be receptive to this. I also added a message to the talk page of WikiProject South Carolina. Thanks in advance. --Kumioko (talk) 20:25, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

New Years Message for WikiProject United States

With the first of what I hope will be monthly newsletters I again want to welcome you to the project and hope that as we all work together through the year we can expand the project, create missing articles and generally improve the pedia thought mutual cooperation and support. Now that we have a project and a solid pool of willing members I wanted to strike while the iron is hot and solicite help in doing a few things that I believe is a good next step in solidifiing the project. I have outlined a few suggestions where you can help with on the projects talk page. This includes but is not limited too updating Portal:United States, assessing the remaining US related articles that haven't been assessed, eliminating the Unrefernced BLP's and others. If you have other suggestions or are interested in doing other things feel free. I just wanted to offer a few suggestions were additional help is needed. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions or you can always post something on the projects talk page. If you do not want to recieve a monthly message please put an * before your name on the members page.--Kumioko (talk) 02:51, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

New WikiProject United States Newsletter: February 2011 edition

Starting with the February 2011 issue WikiProject United States has established a newsletter to inform anyone interested in United States related topics of the latest changes. This newsletter will not only discuss issues relating to WikiProject United States but also:

  1. Portal:United States
  2. the United States Wikipedians Noticeboard
  3. the United States Wikipedians collaboration of the Month - The collaboration article for February is Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
  4. and changes to Wikipolicy, events and other things that may be of interest to you.

You may read or assist in writing the newsletter, subscribe, unsubscribe or change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you by following this link. If you have an idea for improving the newsletter please leave a message on my talk page or the Newsletters talk page. --Kumioko (talk) 20:37, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

NRHP infobox edits

This edit and this one remove a National Register Information System (NRIS) reference number for these two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). I have restored both reference numbers as their removal placed the articles in a cleanup category. Was there a reason behind these removals, or was this a mistake?--Dudemanfellabra (talk) 19:33, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

New photos

I'm uploading 800 or so to Commons, fyi. Use as desired, doncha know. :) --Ebyabe (talk) 01:51, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

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Goldfield Historic District

Please do not put references, especially in the infobox, on a new line. Per the MoS there should be no space. Vegaswikian (talk) 18:21, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

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Mentioned in discussion

You may wish to comment in a discussion in which you were mentioned at WT:NRHP#Comment on Straw Polls, "decisions" and consensus. Thanks. --SarekOfVulcan (talk) 14:10, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

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Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

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Florida mostly done

I've managed to get photos of 95%+ of Florida NRHPs, as well as most of the stuff in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture. Much material for article creation, then, doncha know. :) --Ebyabe (talk) 18:26, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Re: Jupiter FEC Railway Station: Demotion threatened

Ugh! I can't drive all the way to Palm Beach County right now. I still think it sucks that this is being threatened with demolition. ----DanTD (talk) 23:28, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Commem plates

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Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Maryland

It was recently suggested that WikiProject Maryland might be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. I have started a discussion on the projects talk page soliciting the opinions of the members of the project if this project would be interested in being supported by WikiProject United States. Please feel free to comment on your opinions about this suggestion. --Kumioko (talk) 03:06, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Georgia

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Got back from a roadtrip to Savannah and down the east coast of Georgia. Found some neat stuff, like this church in Midway built in 1792. In case your working on any articles about churches in the area, eh? :) --Ebyabe (talk) 03:47, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

NRHP discussion

Hi, I noticed that you are active in the NRHP WikiProject, and I was hoping that you would like to make a comment on a discussion going on there. You don't have to, but it would be greatly appreciated. The discussion is at WT:NRHP#Numbers in NRHP county lists. Thank you. Theking17825 16:08, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

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DC-area Meetup, Saturday, October 8

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"Episcopal" versus "Episcopalian"

What is the proper use of "Episcopalian" -- to describe a person who is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church? Beyond My Ken (talk) 02:13, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

An Episcopalian is a person who belongs to the Episcopal Church. IMHO, a true Episcopalian would never call his or her church the "Episcopalian" church. That terminology is used by non-Episcopalians either derisively or out of ignorance. In any event, I find its use offensive as an Episcopalian. BTW the term Protestant Episcopal Church or P.E. Church, is rarely used by U.S. Episcopalians today, except in an historical context. Best wishes. clariosophic (talk) 17:30, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, always glad to learn something new. Beyond My Ken (talk) 17:33, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

wikipedia project for school

Hello Clariosophic,

I am a student at Clemson University creating a wikipedia project for one of my English classes. I am suppose to contact two wikipedians asking for feed back on my article.

This is a link to my sandbox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Krondorx/Saluda_%28band%29_sandbox

It is a work in progress but if you see anything that sticks out like a sore thumb please feel free to comment.

Thank you,

Krondorx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krondorx (talkcontribs) 22:25, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

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I just published an article on the Princess Theatre (Edmonton). It is listed as a Provincial Historic Resource in the province of Alberta, and so I believe it falls into the scope of WikiProject Historic Sites. I also noticed that you take on articles from Canada, and so I was wondering if you would be willing to add the page to the project, rate it under the project, and perhaps take on its GA nomination.

Thanks!

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Olympia School

That's great that it's being renovated. Nicer photo too. I visited on my extended Thanksgiving roadtrip of 2010, and the weather was crappy from Dade County through southern Martin. It didn't get nice until after Hobe Sound. If I'd known about the Bubble House, I would've snagged some photos whilst passing through. Hope you got some while you were getting ones of the School. Cheerio! :) --Ebyabe talk - Inspector General ‖ 22:27, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

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From the Editor

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This month marks the observation of Pentecost, one of the most important feast of the Christian liturgical year. It is our hope here that all of you, regardless of your religious affiliation (if any), find that the holiday, and its accompanying activities, an enjoyable and beneficial experience. We also hope that this "Birthday of the Church" is one which gives you the same joy as the birthday of yourself or your loved ones.

Ichthus is the successor to the long running WikiProject Christianity newsletter, run under the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department. As such, you will continue to see information about our latest featured and good articles, DYKs, as well as new members who have joined our project. You might also see links to Christianity related news from the mainstream media!

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

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As many of you may know, our unofficial mascot, dear Wikipe-tan, hasn't yet indicated any particular beliefs. However, yes, as we all know, ahem, some people might object to our beloved mascot running around in a French maid outfit. People do talk, you know. ;) If anyone might be able to develop an image of the dear lady in a image more, well, "Christian," I would like to see perhaps a vote for next month as to which, if any, image of the dear girl we might make our own unofficial mascot. Please post your images here.

By John Carter

Christianity in other wikis

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As many of you might now, there are a large number of other Wikimedia Foundation projects, including WikiSource, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, WikiQuote, and others. I certainly believe that Wikibooks and Wikiquote might be among the more directly relevant sister projects. If any of you can think of any particular efforts in these other projects which you think would benefit from more input, please let us know here, so we can help spread the word around.

By John Carter

Spotlight on the Outreach department

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Ichthus will spotlight a different subproject or workgroup of WikiProject Christianity. This edition will spotlight on our vital Outreach department. This comparatively small, but vital, project unit is dedicated to welcoming new editors to Wikipedia and the Christianity related content, and to providing information to the various project members, in forms like this newsletter.

The scope of articles with which this group deals is truly enormous, and, given the wide variety of material with which we deal, we would very much welcome the input of more individuals, particularly individuals who are particularly knowledgeable of the less well-known and less frequently monitored articles related to Christianity.

Speaking personally, I would be very, very gratified if we were to have this become a very, very large and active unit, with members from the broad spectrum of Christian beliefs, practices, and groups. The broader the spectrum and areas of expertise of members we have, the better we will be able to help manage the content. Please consider whether you believe you might be able to contribute in this vital area.

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Ousley

You're quite right – links on the dio page and the bishops list should match. I've determined (using Google Books) that Ousley should be at Todd Ousley, and I'm in the process of a long series of edits overhauling the bishops list, so they will match once I've got to him... ✝DBD 18:51, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

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Membership report

The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 331 active members. We would like to welcome User:Sanju87, User:Psalm84, User:Zegron, User:Jargon777, User:Calu2000, User:Gilderien, User:Ronallenus, Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

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Church of the month

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By John Carter

DYK

  • ...that Anna of Kashin, a Russian medieval princess, was twice canonized as a holy protectress of women who suffer the loss of relatives?


Calendar

Thie coming month includes days dedicated to the honor of Beheading of John the Baptist, Saints Peter and Paul, the Nativity of John the Baptist, and Saint Barnabas.

Featured content and GA report

Alec Douglas-Home recently achieved FA status. This picture, in the Church of the Month section, was recently promoted to Featured Picture status. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.

Wikimedia Foundation report

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Wikisource currently has many old texts available, most of them in the public domain. This is a potentially very valuable source for several things, including for instance links to Biblical verses, because we know that it will, basically, be around as long as we are.

By user:John Carter with inspiration from History2007

Christian art

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This section would include a rather large image of a specific work of art, with a link to the most directly relevant article.

Suggestion: Resurrection of Christ, an English 15th century Nottingham alabaster. Groups of painted relief panels were sold via dealers to churches on a budget , who had wood frameworks made to hold them locally. From a huge new donation of images from the Walters Art Museum to Commons, see


By Johnbod

Spotlight

A new WikiProject relating directly to Christian history is being developed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christian history. Also, a group specifically devoted to the Mennonites and other Anabaptists is now up and running at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Anabaptist work group. Anyone interested in assisting with the development of these groups and topics is more than welcome to do so.

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I believe

... in the statements contained in the Nicene Creed. I believe that the Bible is one of the two defining bases for belief. The other is the Sacred tradition, which provides us with means of interpreting the Scriptures, as well as some teachings which have been handed on by God outside of the scriptures. I believe that the Magisterium has been empowered to fill this interpretative function. I believe that clerical celibacy is a rule that should generally be followed. I am a member of the Catholic Church.

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Church of the month

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Calendar
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Wikimedia Foundation report

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Wikibooks welcomes the development of textbooks of all kinds, children's books, recipes, and other material. It currently has just under 2500 books, including several Wikijunior books for the 12 and under population. There is, at present, not even a book on Christianity. Anyone interested in helping develop such a textbook is more than welcome to do so.

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Christian art

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The portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger.

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Spotlight
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I believe
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Hi there. I've moved Palm Beach Inlet back to Lake Worth Inlet as a check of sources seems to indicate that the latter is far and away the most commonly used name for the feature. If you still think it needs to be moved I believe the requested move process should be used so it can be discussed. Thanks. smile - The Bushranger One ping only 16:58, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

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Hello, Clariosophic, and thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia!

I wanted to let you know that I’m proposing an article that you worked on, The Glebe (Arlington, Virginia), for renaming because I don't think the current name describes the subject well. Please come join the discussion here.

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With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

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Church of the month

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Frauenkirche (Church of Our Blessed Lady) in Munich, taken from the tower of St. Peter's Church


Contest of the month
We currently have a remarkable lack of Wikipedia:Wikipedia-Books. Right now, Category:Wikipedia books on Christianity contains only 12 books. We certainly could have at least one book on each major grouping within Christianity. One of the challenges for this month, then, is working to put together books on relevant topics. For this month, one contest is for editors to assemble the basic Wikipedia books for each of the main topics of the extant related projects. When finished, they should their creation of the books at the main Christianity noticeboard, and at the end of the month the project will award barnstars to those who have made a significant efforts in developing this underdeveloped content.

Also this month, we are going to have have a challenge to create and improve some of our more important missing or low-quality articles. As biographies are often a bit easier, this month we are choosing two biographies: Karl Behm, which has yet to be started, and the currently Stub-class article Nerses IV the Gracious. A barnstar will be awarded to any editor who can get these articles up to DYK quality level and ultimately selected for the DYK section of the main page.


Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-August through mid-September) includes feasts dedicated to the honor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bartholomew the Apostle, Nativity of Mary, and the Exaltation of the Cross.

Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, William de Chesney (sheriff), Knights of Columbus, and Angelus Silesius were promoted to GA level. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.


Wikimedia Foundation report

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Wikinews is our sister site for developing news stories. Several events relating to Christianity, like the installation of bishops for instance, do not necessarily merit extensive coverage in wikipedia encyclopedic articles, but can and easily could be covered at greater length in a news article format. Given the number of significant news events that relate to religion, including claims of miracles, assignment of bishops and other religious leaders, church conferences, and other events, this site provides an excellent opportunity to provide in-depth coverage of current events at greater length than wikipedia.


Christian art

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Christ Crucified by Diego Velazquez.


Spotlight

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One of our newer editors, User:David_FLXD, has recently gone through much of our content related to Methodism and assessed it. We are very grateful for his efforts, and that of all the editors who have had a role in developing that content. We have every reason to believe that this will make it significantly easier for the Methodism work group to create and develop content relevant to Methodism. To help that along, we certainly encourage everyone to do what they can to help David and the other Methodism editors to bring the content relevant to their tradition to the highest possible level of quality.


I believe
... in the Holy Trinity, the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, the Arminian conception of free will through God's prevenient grace, and the regular renewal of the individual's covenant with God. I am a Methodist.



Help requests
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Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 344 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Floating Boat, User:Dewey420, and User:Jpacobb. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


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Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. We have recently added some new sections to the newsletter. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

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Church of the month

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The Chapel of Keble College, Oxford


Contest of the month
We currently have a remarkable lack of Wikipedia:Wikipedia-Books. Right now, Category:Wikipedia books on Christianity contains only 12 books. We certainly could have at least one book on each major grouping within Christianity. One of the challenges for this month, then, is working to put together books on relevant topics. For this month, one contest is for editors to assemble the basic Wikipedia books for each of the main topics of the extant related projects. When finished, they should their creation of the books at the main Christianity noticeboard, and at the end of the month the project will award barnstars to those who have made a significant efforts in developing this underdeveloped content.

Also this month, we are going to have have a challenge to create and improve some of our more important missing or low-quality articles. Last month's challenge articles were Karl Beth and Nerses IV the Gracious. Both articles are currently candidates for the DYK section of the main page. This month's challenge articles are the Stub-class article James Hastings and the not yet started Rudolf Sohm, A barnstar will be awarded to any editor who can get these articles up to DYK quality level and ultimately selected for the DYK section of the main page.


Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-September through mid-October) includes feasts dedicated to the honor of the Martyrs of Korea, Saint Matthew, Vincent de Paul, Michaelmas, Saint Jerome, Theresa of Lisieux, the Feast of the Guardian Angels, Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Rosary, and Teresa of Avila.

Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Albertus Soegijapranata, and Reginald Heber were promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Greater Manchester was promoted to Featured List, and Jackie Hudson, Joyce Kilmer, Divine command theory, Bosa of York and Argument from morality were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Church of Saint Benoit, Istanbul, All Saints Church, Hollingbourne, Neustädter Kirche, Hannover, St Mary's Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Albert Ndongmo, If We Are the Body, List of places of worship in Tonbridge and Malling, Kulubnarti church, All Saints Church, Ulcombe, Val-Saint-Lambert Abbey, Igny Abbey, Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Brăila, Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, Collegiate Church of San Gimignano, and St Matthew's Church, Burnley. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Wikimedia Foundation report

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As some of you may have seen, the Simple English Wikipedia has been experiencing some difficulties lately. This particular entity could be of great value to several individuals who are trying to learn English. As some of you who do speak foreign languages know, one of the most easily available, and, in general, useful learning aids for people is a text they know already, which allows them to focus on the specific words of the new language. Various recorded readings and translations of the Bible are among the best examples of this. Any efforts to try to enhance this vital means of informing a large segment of our readership is more than welcome. People interested in helping develop it are encouraged to leave a note regarding their specific articles of interest at the Christianity noticeboard. It would be wonderful if we could report some significant contributions to this sister site next month. And, of course, if we do have something to report, those involved would receive our greatest thanks.

Christian art

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The Guardian Angel by Pietro da Cortona.


Spotlight

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WikiProject Calvinism is one of our more important subprojects. It is specifically devoted to developing content relating to the Calvinist tradition, and the primary point for development of content relating to the Pilgrims, Presbyterians, Reformed churches, Congregational church, Reformed Baptists, and Low church. We definitely encourage everyone to do what they can to help this project develop the content relating to this extremely important Christian tradition.


I believe
... that human nature is insufficient for salvation, and the grace of God is required to do so. I believe that God has preordained who will and will not achieve salvation. I believe that Jesus's atonement was sufficient for the purposes for which it was done. I believe that God's grace is of such power that it can overcome any person's resistance. I believe that those whom God has chosen for salvation will, by the undeniable power of God, persevere in God's grace. I am a Calvinist.



Help requests
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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Christian Science tenets, prayers, and statements until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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WikiProject Christianity October 2012 newsletter

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Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 347 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Dplcrnj, User:Danmuz, User:Zigzig20s, and User:Jasonasosa. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

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Church of the month

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by User:Taxiarchos228, recently promoted to Featured Image
St. Paul's Church, Basel


Contest of the month
For the upcoming month, the contest will be to develop content related to the Christmas season, including Advent and other related topics. Please feel free to see and take part in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Contest of the month - Advent/Christmas content.

One of last month's challenge articles, Rudolf Sohm, has been substantially developed by User:Jack1956 and User:StAnselm. Our deepest thanks to both of them!!

Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-October through mid-November) includes All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day and major commemorations dedicated to the honor of the Ignatius of Antioch, Luke the Evangelist, Simon the Canaanite, Saint Jude, the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, the beginning of the Nativity Fast, James of Jerusalem, Reformation Day, and others.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Augustinian theodicy by User:ItsZippy was promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Merseyside by User:Peter I. Vardy was promoted to Featured List. The images in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status. John Wheelwright by User:Sarnold17, Christmas Party (The Office) by User:Gen. Quon and If We Are the Body by User:Toa Nidhiki05, were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Craiova, by User:Biruitorul, Nerses IV the Gracious by User:John Carter, Church of St Candida and Holy Cross by User:BarretB, St Laurence's Church, Morland by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Mary's Church, Longfleet by User:Bermicourt, Chor von St. Bonifatius by User:Gerda Arendt, St Andrew's Church, Penrith by User:Peter I. Vardy, Holy Rosary Cathedral (Vancouver) by User:Bloom6132, Sacred Heart Cathedral (Kamloops) by User:Bloom6132, St Columba's Church, Warcop by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale by User:Peter I. Vardy, and W. E. Biederwolf by User:John Foxe. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Portrait of John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais.
This image was promoted this past month to FM by the work of User:Spongie555. Thank you, Spongie!

Spotlight

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WikiProject Holidays/Christmas task force is the group whose purpose is to help develop the content related to the Christmas season, including Advent, New Year's, and related holidays. As many of us know, in several parts of the world, including the United States, the Christmas season is not only the time of one of the greatest holidays of the Christian liturgical year, but it is also the "make or break" time for many retailers, whose profitability for the year often depends on their success in this time of the giving of sometimes significantly expensive gifts. In other parts of the world, the winter solstice period and sometimes specifically Christmas itself means something that might surprise many Christians, like the Christmas in Japan, where Christmas is one of the times hotels receive the greatest number of, often unmarried, couples staying there for the night. The solstice season is also significant to several other religions. Many of these days are also legal holidays in several places. In Belarus, for instance, both the Western and Eastern Christmas commemorations are legal holidays. We would certainly welcome the members of this project to donate some of their time and talents in the upcoming months to improving this significant content.



Help requests
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Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 349 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Hayayika and User:Pikachu Bros.. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

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Church of the month

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Saint-Augustin, Paris by User:Saffron Blaze

Recently promoted to Featured Image. Great work!


Contest of the month
For the upcoming month, the contest will continue with the Christmas theme, including Advent and other related topics. Please feel free to see and take part in discussion at the Christianity noticeboard.


Calendar
This coming month (mid-November through mid-December) includes the Advent season. Other major feasts are those of Margaret of Scotland, Matthew the Evangelist, Hilda of Whitby, Elizabeth of Hungary, Edmund the Martyr, the Presentation of Mary, Saint Cecilia, Clement of Rome, Catherine of Alexandria, Andrew the Apostle, Francis Xavier, Saint Barbara, John Damascene, Nicholas of Myra, Saint Ambrose of Milan, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lucy of Syracuse, and others.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych by, among others, User:Truthkeeper88, User:Ceoil, and User:Kafka Liz and Mitt Romney by User:Wasted Time R were promoted to FA. List of 2000s Christian Songs number ones by User:Toa Nidhiki05 was promoted to Featured List. The two images in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status, as were these two images of Michelangelo's Pieta Michelangelo's Pieta 5450 cropncleaned edit.jpg and of Giovanni Bellini's Saint Francis in the Desert Giovanni Bellini - Saint Francis in the Desert - Google Art Project.jpg. Derek Webb by User: Pepsi2786 and others, and Scipione Piattoli by User:Piotrus were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Archdiocese of Râmnic, by User:Biruitorul, Diocese of Caransebeş by User:Biruitorul, Wythburn Church by User:Peter I. Vardy, St. Gumbertus, Ansbach by User:Gerda Arendt, User:Dr. Blofeld, and User:Nvvchar collectively, St. Johannis, Ansbach by User:Gerda Arendt, User:Dr. Blofeld, and User:Nvvchar collectively, Nikollë Bojaxhiu by User:ZjarriRrethues, All Saints Church, Lydd by User:Dr. Blofeld, User:Rosiestep, User:Gilderien, and User:Ipigott collectively, St Mary's Church, Acton Burnell by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Eata's Church, Atcham by User:Peter I. Vardy, Nativity of St. John the Baptist Church, Piatra Neamț by User:Biruitorul, Anna Schäffer by User:Shii, List of Archbishops of Vancouver by User: Bloom6132, James Francis Carney by User:Bloom6132, St Luke's Church, Chelsea by User:PKM and User:Johnbod, Gregory Orologas by User:Alexikoua, Ambrosios Pleianthidis by User:Alexikoua, and St Giles' Church, Barrow, by User:Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Three scenes of the legend of the Miraculous Sacrament, in which communion wafers were reported to bleed after being stabbed, in the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, Brussels by Jean-Baptiste Capronnier.
This image was promoted this past month to FM by the work of User:Alvesgaspar. Thank you, Alvesgaspar!

Spotlight

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The core topics work group is the group whose specific purpose is to help identify and develop those articles which are of greatest importance to an overall understanding of the broad subject of Christianity, based on what is included in the core topics list. These articles include some of specific churches and individuals, history, philosophical and theological matters, and more. We have had some recent discussion regarding which articles should be included in this list, and it probably makes sense to revisit the selections, and try to figure out how best to work to make them high quality articles. Discussion is beginning at WT:X regarding these matters, and all input is welcome.



Help requests
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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:06, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Comments at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject National Register of Historic Places/WLM-US 2013 discussion

Would definitely be appreciated. Smallbones(smalltalk) 04:22, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - December 2012

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Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 350 active members. We would like to welcome our newest member, User:Harishrawat11. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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This image of The Baptistry of Saint John in Pisa by User:NotFromUtrecht

was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
As I imagine many of our editors will be editing at a greatly reduced level for the next few weeks, what with the Christmas and New Year's holidays coming, there is no specific content-related contest this month. The contest, if anything, is to make the most of the season, in whatever way, if any, you deem appropriate.


Calendar
This coming month (mid-December through mid-January) includes the Advent season, and one of the two greatest holidays of the Christian year, Christmas. Other major feasts in the next month include those of the Feast of the Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Saint Stephen, Thomas the Apostle, Holy Innocents, John the Evangelist, Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great, Saint Genevieve, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Saint Sava.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Anne Hutchinson nominated by User:Sarnold17 was promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Lancashire by User:Peter I. Vardy was promoted to Featured List. The image in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status. Come to the Well by User:Toa Nidhiki05 and others, and Dwight Christmas by User:Gen. Quon and others were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include King's Chapel, Gibraltar, by User:Prioryman, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Albany, New York) by User:Daniel Case, Tingsted Church by User:Ipigott and User:Rosiestep, St. Mary's Church (Albany, New York) by User:Daniel Case, Stubbekøbing Church by User:Ipigott and User:Rosiestep, Notre Dame Cathedral (Phnom Penh) by User:Bloom6132, and St. James' Church, Cardington by User:Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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The nave of the Parish Church of Urtijëi. This image was created by User:Moroderen. Thank you, Moroderen!

Spotlight

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In the spirit of Christmas, the spotlight for the coming month might actually best be on those people closest to you. We know that a lot of our editors here are associated in some way or another with schools, and many if not most of them are going on rather extended breaks for the holidays. This can give some of us a chance to meet up with old friends, spend time with our families and those close to us, and, in a sense, "recharge" for the new year. So, for all of you who are in some way part of that group, we wish you the very best of holidays. We hope you all return to editing after the holidays with your spirits lifted and with your energies at peak level. There are some small matters in development here as well, and it is our hope that some of them will be ready come the next newsletter. But, until then, we wish you all the happiest and holiest (if appropriate) holidays.


Help requests
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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - January 2013

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January 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 354 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Alliereborn, Iselilja, Peterkp, and Sosthenes12. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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This image of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia by User:Poco a poco

was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. I am starting a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Future contests, and would very much welcome any input from interested parties in how to set it up, determine winners including how many winners, etc.

By John Carter




Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, the image in the "Church of the Month" section of this newsletter was promoted to Featured Image status.

Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40 by Gerda Arendt and others, Teuruarii IV by Lemurbaby, KAVEBEAR and others, and Peace on Earth (Casting Crowns album) by Toa Nidhiki05 and others, were all promoted to GA status.

Also this past month, the DYKs on the main page included St James' Church, Cardington by Peter I. Vardy, Bishop's Palace, Kraków by Poeticbent, Kippinge Church by Ipigott and Rosiestep, Trinitatis Church, also by Ipigott and Rosiestep, Steindamm Church by Olessi, St Laurence's Church, Church Stretton by Peter I. Vardy, Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora, by Peter I. Vardy, Sonrise Church, by Aboutmovies, St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Albany, New York), by Daniel Case, All Saints Church, Claverley, by Peter I. Vardy, and Church of the Holy Virgin Mary of Lourdes, by Poeticbent. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

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This image was created by User:Dcoetzee. Thank you, Dcoetzee!

Spotlight

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The Spotlight this month turns to the the Syriac Christianity work group. The scope of this project includes the various traditions of Syriac Christianity, including the Assyrian Church of the East, Ancient Church of the East, Church of the East, Syriac Orthodox Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Syriac Catholic Church, Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, and Saint Thomas Christians. One of these groups, the Assyrian Church of the East, is considered by scholars to have probably been, for several hundred years, the largest Christian grouping in the planet, with its numerous members in Central Asia and Eastern Asia. Numerous texts, traditions, and practices unique to these groups exist, including the Jesus Sutras and the belief of the Assyrian Church of the East that the bread they use in the preparation of their Eucharist uses the same basic yeast as that used in the bread of the Last Supper itself. Sadly, given the linguistic barriers to much of the content relative to these groups, and the comparative lack of notoriety they have in the Western world, much of this content does receive less attenion, and thus less development, than much other content. There is a large amount of extremely valuable historical material here still waiting to be adequately developed by editors with an interest in the topic, and I personally very much hope that we can draw more attention to these topics, and the content related to them.

By John Carter


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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter April 2013

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Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 357 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Thomas Cranmer, Mr.Oglesby, and Sneha Priscilla. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

We apologise for the hiatus in the publication of this newsletter due to unforseen circumstances leading to the wikibreak of John Carter, and so I have taken over as acting editor, and have taken this opportunity to move the publication date to the start of each month as planned, to better reflect on the previous month and look ahead to the next. This issue covers the period of time from mid-January to the end of March.

Since the last issue we have seen the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis. This has received much coverage both in the world media and on Wikipedia. While there is still much work to do, several quality articles have been written and the editors involved are thanked for their efforts.


This month we look ahead to Easter and the celebration of God's love for mankind through the crucifixion and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ. With that, I wish you all happy reading!

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Church of the month

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This image of the Church of Saint Ildefonso, Portugal by Poco a poco was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. I am starting a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Future contests, and would very much welcome any input from interested parties in how to set it up, determine winners including how many winners, etc.

By John Carter




Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Grade I listed churches in Cumbria was promoted to Featured List status, thanks to Peter I. Vardy, and the image above of the Church of Saint Ildefonso was promoted to featured picture status.

Martin Luther King, Jr., by Khazar2, was promoted to GA status, as well Third Epistle of John by Cerebellum.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer by Peter I. Vardy; Marion Irvine by Giants2008; Margaret McKenna by Guerillero; Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity by Epeefleche; St Edith's Church, Eaton-under-Heywood by Peter I. Vardy; Vester Egesborg Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; Undløse Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St Martin's Church, Næstved by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St. Peter, Syburg by Gerda Arendt and Dr. Blofeld; Østre Porsgrunn Church by Strachkvas; Church of Our Saviour (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) by Nyttend; Dami Mission by Freikorp; Mechanicsburg Baptist Church by Nyttend; Acheiropoietos Monastery, by Proudbolsahye; T. Lawrason Riggs, by Gareth E Kegg; McColley's Chapel, by Mangoe; Oświęcim Chapel, by BurgererSF; Second Baptist Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio), by Nyttend; Church of the Holy Ghost, Tallinn, by Yakikaki; Old Stone Congregational Church, by Orladyl Heath Chapel, by Peter I. Vardy; St. Joseph's Church, Beijing, by Bloom6132; Church of St Bartholomew, Yeovilton, by Rodw; and St. Michael's Catholic Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) also by Nyttend. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

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Complete recording

Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22, a cantata by the German composer J.S. Bach, was promoted to GA this month and was written by Gerda Arendt. Many thanks for her continuing work in the area of early 18th Century Church music.

Spotlight

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The Spotlight this month turns to the the Jesus work group. The scope of this project includes the life and teachings of the central figure of Christianity, Jesus Christ and aims to write about them in a non-denominational encylopædic style. Top-priority articles include Jesus, Christ, Resurrection of Jesus, and Holy Grail, whereas High-priority articles include Aramaic Language, a former FA, as well as Sermon on the Mount, Lamb of God, and Passion (Christianity). The workgroup has also published two books, covering Christ's final days and the Parables of Jesus. The workgroup has two GAs, Nativity scene, and Jesus in Islam, but unfortunately the flagship article, Jesus was delisted in 2009. It is also responsible for three WP:1.0 articles, and the WikiWork of the project is 4.56, which indicates the "average" article is between Start and C class.


By Gilderien


Calendar
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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (May 2013)

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May 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 363 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Pleonic, MJWilliams1998, Iloilo Wanderer, Jkadavoor, Sir Ian and McBenjamin. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

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This month we hear the news that the Bible is to be made into a film after outstanding success of a biblical miniseries on the History Channel, and we have seen the release of Iraqi Pastor Ali Hamzah from his confinement in Iraq.

After last month's spotlight on the Jesus work group, the flagship article, Jesus, was nominated for Good Article status after much work from FutureTrillionaire and History2007, and provisionally passed by the reviewer, although they have requested a second opinion. Our many thanks for the hard work that has gone into restoring this article to a quality piece of work.

This month the second largest denomination of Christianity, the Eastern Orthodox Church, celebrates Easter and the death and resurrection of the Son of God Jesus Christ.

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Church of the month

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Wells Cathedral was this month promoted to GA status. Rodw has appealed for any help project members can give to improve this article for a FA nomination.


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. By John Carter


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Featured report; Madonna in the Church, by Ceoil, Truthkeeper88, and Johnbod was promoted to Featured Article status. Crucifixion and Last Judgement was promoted to featured picture status, after nomination by Crisco 1492.

Wells Cathedral, by Rodw, Robert of Ghent, by User:Ealdgyth, Christianity in Medieval Scotland, by Sabrebd, and Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, also by Sabrebd were promoted to GA status.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included Lectionary 311, by Leszek Jańczuk; Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn, by Gerda Arendt; Whalsay Parish Church, by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, Dr. Blofeld; Interpretatio Christiana, by Altenmann; First Congregational Church, Salt Lake City, by Orlady; Church of King Charles the Martyr, Royal Tunbridge Wells, by The C of E; First Church in Albany (Reformed), by Daniel Case; Pope Anastasius II, by AbstractIllusions; Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Palma, by Dr. Blofeld, Ipigott, Rosiestep; Colan Church, by Rosiestep, Nvvchar, Ipigott; Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete, Bloom6132, Church of St. Wenceslaus (New Prague, Minnesota), by Elkman; St. Joseph Catholic Church (San Antonio, Texas), by Gilliam; Doubting Thomas, by Johnbod; Robert of Ghent, by Ealdgyth; and Holy Trinity Church, Holdgate, by Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

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This depiction of the Crucifixion and Last Judgement was painted by Dutch artist Jan van Eyck and promoted to Featured Picture this month.

Spotlight

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SPOTLIGHT

This month, we turn our attention to the Encyclopedic articles sub-group, which aims to provide "a collection point for lists of articles contained in other reference sources relating to Christianity, which could serve as a basis for developing our own content". Created by John Carter, it is primarily a list of links, red or otherwise, for subjects which have an article in the reference works listed therein. This serves as a very useful list if any project members are "stuck for what to do" and there remains lots of potential for articles developed from this list.

By Gilderien


Calendar
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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (June 2013)

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June 2013

From the Editor

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Since its formation in 2006, WikiProject Christianity has come a long way. A significant number of new articles have appeared on a wide range of topics, and the quality of some key articles has seen dramatic improvement. Yet, by the very nature of the open, crowd-sourced development environment in which we operate, as the number of pages in the project has increased at times our attention has been naturally diluted. We should of course strive for quality everywhere, but we should remember that this newsletter is called Ichthus.

Starting this month we will start a "Focus on" series, where we will try to "bring Jesus back" and focus on him. For five consecutive issues we will focus on one aspect of the study of Jesus. The goal of this series is to inform our members of what the project contains and highlight those articles which have reached quality and stability.

From this month until November we will focus on the historical Jesus, a topic which has been the subject of much discussion on article talk pages, as well as the general media. This is an important topic, and we have a good set of well referenced articles on that now. Then, starting in December we will focus on Christ, and the spiritual and theological elements that the title entails. Following that the review of the life and ministry of Jesus in the New Testament, his miracles, and parables will take place. And each month the "Bookshelf" will mention a book that fits the theme of the month.

We hope you will enjoy this journey as we present a new aspect of Jesus each month. And given that as the number of project pages increases, the ratio of those watching the pages declines, we hope that more of you will watch some of these central pages that help define this project.

Church of the month

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The current building of All Saints' Church, Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire, England which was completed in 1888, is at least the third version of the church, which dates back to at least the early 13th century.

Good articles and DYKs
The article Jesus received the good article mark last month, as did Cleeve Abbey. A number of churches were featured on the main page in the DYK section in May, namely St. Lamberti, Hildesheim, Karja church, Braaby Church, St Patrick's Liverpool, Vlah Church, Freerslev Church, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Mata-Utu, St. Michael's Cathedral (Sitka, Alaska), St. Lamberti, Hildesheim, Karja church, Braaby Church, St. Pierre Cathedral, Saint-Pierre, Mont Saint Michel Abbey, St Patrick's Church, Liverpool, Vlah Church, St Catherine of Siena Church, Cocking, Catedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción, Roholte Church, Notre Dame Cathedral, Taiohae, Leicester Abbey, Caracas Cathedral, Caldey Abbey, King's Mead Priory, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Hong Kong) andAll Saints' Church, Winthorpe, as well as the hymn What Wondrous Love Is This.

Focus on...

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HISTORICAL JESUS

Did Jesus exist? Did he walk the streets of Jerusalem? The Historicity of Jesus article answers these questions with a firm affirmative. Historicity does not discuss if Jesus walked on water, but if he walked at all. The issue was the subject of scholarly debate before the end of last century, but the academic debate is almost over now. As the article discusses, virtually all academic opposition to the existence of Jesus has evaporated away now and scholars see it as a concluded issue. The discussion is now just among mostly self-published non-academics.

In 2011 John Dickson tweeted that if anyone finds a professor of history who denies that Jesus lived,he would eat a page of his Bible (Matthew 1 he said). Dickson's Bible is still safe.

The article discusses the ancient sources that relate to Jesus and how they fit together to establish that he existed. The evidence for Jesus is not just based on the Christian gospels, but by inter-relating them with non-Christian sources, and the fact that they all "fit together". Moreover, the existence of Jesus is not supported just by Christian scholars and in recent years the detailed knowledge of Jewish scholars and their discoveries (e.g. Shlomo Pines' discovery of the Syriac Josephus) has proven highly beneficial. We encourage you to read and follow the article, for the existence of Jesus is central to the existence of Christianity.

From the bookshelf

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Jesus Outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence by Robert Van Voorst, 2000 ISBN 0-8028-4368-9

Just a few years after its publication, Van Voorst's book has become the standard comprehensive text for the discussion of ancient sources that relate to Jesus and his historicity. This detailed yet really readable book has received wide ranging endorsements - Blomberg and Harris separately referring to it as the most comprehensive treatment of the subject.

Did you know...

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  • ... that Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the initials "S. D. G.", for Soli Deo Gloria, at the beginning and end of all his church compositions to give God credit for the work, and that Handel at times did the same?

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (July 2013)

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July 2013

From the Editor

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Welcome to the July 2013 issue of Ichthus. We focus on the chronology of Jesus, as well as looking back at the project content improved over the last month.

WP:X has gained another Featured Article, Gospel of the Ebionites, by Ignocrates. The Gospel of the Ebionites is the name scholars give to an apocryphal gospel that supposedly belonged to a sect known as the Ebionites. It consists of seven short quotations discovered in a heresiology known as the Panarion, written by Epiphanius of Salamis, and its original title remains unknown. The text is a gospel harmony composed in Greek, and is believed to have been written during the middle of the 2nd century.

St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn was promoted to Good Article status, as was two other welsh churches, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, and St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch.

The main page also featured several DYK hooks for articles in our project, namely Bob Fu, List of places of worship in Tandridge (district), Catholic Press, Garendon Abbey, St. John's Episcopal Church (Jersey City, New Jersey), Pargev Martirosyan, Praskvica Monastery, Heather Preceptory, St. Augustin, Coburg, Longleat Priory, St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, Christianization of Moravia, Christianization of Bohemia, Repton Abbey, St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch, Medingen Abbey, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, St. James on-the-Lines, and Leopold Karl von Kollonitsch.

Church of the month

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St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery is part of Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev in Ukraine. It is a functioning monastery that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 367 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Newchildrenofthealmighty, Evenssteven, Kerna96, and FutureTrillionaire. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


Focus on...

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HISTORICAL JESUS

When did Jesus live? When did he die? How do we know? We do, in fact, have excellent information about the time intervals for the life and death of Jesus. As in other people who lived and died in the first century, this gives an approximate date range, but still, give or take 3-4 years and we have pretty good estimates confirmed by a number of really diverse sources, ranging from inscriptions in Delphi to Roman and Jewish sources. The Chronology of Jesus article discusses how a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and Roman sources are used to establish the time-frame for the life and death of Jesus.

And all of his data fits together. For instance, the chronology of Paul had been discussed based on the Book of Acts long ago, then the Delphi Inscription is found in the 20th century in the Temple of Apollo. And guess what.. it confirms it and totally dates his trial in Corinth, which helps reaffirm the date of the crucifixion of Jesus. The same date range is independently estimated from the writings of Josephus on the Baptist's death. And it fits Isaac Newton's astronomical models for the crucifixion date as well as the independent lunar calculations of Humphreys. As that article shows, all these dates just fit together.

From the bookshelf

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Chronos, kairos, Christos: nativity and chronological studies edited by J. Vardaman, E. M. Yamauchi 1989 ISBN 0-931464-50-1

This two volume book (with a very apt title) is gem-filled with scholarly research. Paul Maier's article in the first volume is a classic study on the chronology of Jesus and provides a useful summary of a number of issues.

Did you know...

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August 2013 WikiProject Christianity Newsletter

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August 2013

From the Editor

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Welcome to the August 2013 issue of the WikiProject Christianity newsletter. We focus on the historical Jesus and reflect on the last month.

The project has another featured picture, The ruins of Holyrood Chapel, a digitisation of an oil-on-canvas painting. Our top-importance article, Jesus, has been nominated for Featured Article status, the discussion can be seen here; Knights of Colombus has also been nominated as a FAC.

Ecgbert (bishop) and Church architecture in Scotland have both this month achieved Good Article status.

Our project had several of its articles featured in the main page DYK section, including Hinckley Priory, Little Chapel, St Peter's Church, Ropsley, Chip Ingram, St John the Evangelist's Church, Corby Glen, Great George Street Congregational Church, St Mary's Church, Walton-on-the-Hill and Bunge church.

Our thanks go to all of those who have worked to achieve these article milestones.

Church of the month

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This image, of Maillezais Cathedral and created by Selbymay was this month promoted to featured picture status.

Membership report
We would like to welcome our newest members, Thechristophermorris, Psmidi and Jchthys. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

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HISTORICAL JESUS

What was Jesus like? What did he preach? Did he claim to be the Messiah? Did he predict an apocalypse? What can we know about him outside a religious context? The Historical Jesus article discusses what can be known about Jesus with various degrees of probability. While scholars agree on the over all flow and outline of Jesus' life (his baptism by John, debated Jewish authorities, healings, and his crucifixion by Pilate) they have built various and diverging portraits of the rest of his life. These range from minimalist portraits that accept very little of the gospel accounts to maximalists who accept most of the accounts as historical.

The portraits of Jesus have at times been unwitting reflections of the researchers themselves, and Crossan once quipped that some authors "do autobiography and call it biography". However, the study of historical Jesus has made one thing clear: there is so much to learn about Jesus that the more one looks, the more there is to discover.

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Jesus of Nazareth: An Independent Historian's Account of His Life and Teaching by Maurice Casey 2010 ISBN 0-567-64517-7

In this book Maurice Casey not only draws on his special expertise in the Aramaic traditions and the Q source, but provides a comprehensive review of the various approaches to the historical Jesus.

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