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* I figured if [[Starbucks]] and [[Piggly-Wiggly]] were relevant, then [[Movie Gallery]] would be, too. --[[User:Dystopos|Dystopos]] 11:43, 24 September 2008 (PDT)
* I figured if [[Starbucks]] and [[Piggly-Wiggly]] were relevant, then [[Movie Gallery]] would be, too. --[[User:Dystopos|Dystopos]] 11:43, 24 September 2008 (PDT)
** Okay.  Fair enough. --[[User:Lkseitz|Lkseitz]] 11:55, 24 September 2008 (PDT)
** Okay.  Fair enough. --[[User:Lkseitz|Lkseitz]] 11:55, 24 September 2008 (PDT)
I was wondering if you would do me the favor of adding the AGNES logo you have on here (Bhamwiki) to Wikipedia. It would be most appreciated [[User:Artsojourner|Artsojourner]] 12:00, 18 December 2008 (PST)

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Getting started

  • I need some help getting started. I have a whole list of things I thought of. I do not see instructions anywhere for the syntax of adding articles. Do I just upload junk and it magically happens?? --MacroAlan 17:01, 03 May 2007 (CDT)
  • (copied from User talk:MacroAlan): I haven't taken the time to write much on how to get started on BhamWiki. Basically, you're right. If you upload some junk it will magically get taken care of (by me or someone else). Wikipedia has a tutorial on basic editing here. I've posted a few notes (nothing close to comprehensive) on particularities of BhamWiki style here. Perhaps the most expeditious way to get a feel for things is to "peek behind the curtain" on existing articles by clicking the "edit" tab. And I'll be happy to answer any specific questions you think up. --Dystopos 15:31, 3 May 2007 (PDT)

Popups script

Hi, D, is it possible to set up popups like those at Wikipedia? I've gotten spoiled by them and would like to be able to use them on Bhamwiki. -- Rob 18:15, 14 July 2007 (PDT)

1964 Barons

  • FYI: Although a farm team for the Kansas City A's, they were the Birmingham Barons in 64 & 65. Finley transferred the franchise to Mobile for the 66 season, and moved them back to B'ham in 67 with one of the conditions being that the team change it's name to the Athletics. (Good Wood: A fan's history of Rickwood Field by Ben Cook, pp. 88-95; see also www.birminghamprosports.com) -fats 21:39, 7 August 2007 (PDT)
  • Thanks. I caught the error in mid-editing. Should be all fixed now. --Dystopos

Larry McReynolds

  • Thanks for the executive decision; I couldn't bring myself to cut them out when I brought the article over. --Wheresdib 17:07, 10 September 2007 (PDT)
  • I made a more verbose case at Talk:Larry McReynolds on Wikipedia. If someone comes through with a better explanation for why McReynoldisms might be notable, we can revisit the issue. Changes should show up on my WP watchlist. --Dystopos 17:25, 10 September 2007 (PDT)
  • I agree with you though, I was really torn as to whether or not to include them, so they can stay away at BhamWiki. I'm more concerned with what part of town he grew up in, what High School he went to, etc. I could care less about his repeated phrases during a sportscast. --Wheresdib 17:48, 10 September 2007 (PDT)

Using a photo in Wikipedia Commons

I uploaded commons:Image:Ullman-hall.jpg to Wikipedia Commons and am wondering how/whether I can link to it for the Ullman High School article. I couldn't make it work as a thumbnail. Do I have to upload to to BhamWiki? -- Rob 14:20, 12 October 2007 (PDT)

Morris Newfield

  • Like what you did on Morris Newfield, I still have a small problem at the bottom where I refer to his brother's page on Wikipedia. Punctuation seems to be stuck in the middle.--MacroAlan 21:27, 14 October 2007 (PDT)
    • I think you're referring to the "" which indicates an external link. That's standard for the software. --Dystopos 21:38, 14 October 2007 (PDT)

Magic hat

  • I am waiting on Scott Stantis to "Bullwinkle" LL and have him pull some proposals from his Magic hat. Your comment on al.com made me spew the Dew all over my monitor. --Wheresdib 14:32, 29 January 2008 (PST)

On Houstons

Many thanks for coming up with Clyde. Its been maybe 24 years since I darted that door but I remember it fondly especially when it rained really hard and you sometimes got wet LOL. Artsojourner 16:19, 19 February 2008 (PST)


Thank you so much for helping get the Alabama Art Monthly article together. Paul was so great to work with. I guess if anyone remembered all the goings-on at the magazine it would be Paul. Kudo's to him also as I already added to his user page. Sweet! Artsojourner 22:37, 26 February 2008 (PST)
By the way, Paul knows a lot about artists in Birmingham maybe even some that are not listed in List of artists here on bhamwiki Artsojourner 22:41, 26 February 2008 (PST)

LOL You are too much

I am just doing a Dan Bynum article. lol Artsojourner 20:30, 9 March 2008 (PDT)

Dan is one of my favorite artists in Birmingham. It is hard not to want to elaborate but I do understand it has to hold up to Bhamwiki standards. Very interesting that we are on the same page on this though Hmmm Bynum's articles seems meant to be tonight. No worries about hurting my feelings you haven't and you didn't. Artsojourner 20:57, 9 March 2008 (PDT)

Thomas Hardy

  • Always a crowd favourite. --Dystopos 12:29, 11 March 2008 (PDT)

"Wikipedia" support

Thanks for the info on the wikipedia template info. I'll massage the article as I wrote it for Wikipedia before posting it here. Joseph Blake 07:30, 28 March 2008 (PDT)

On your Homicide updates

Thank you. I certainly commend you on the information you put on Bhamwiki about the homicides in the Birmingham area. I always look. Just to keep up with what is going on in Birmingham even though I no longer live there I still feel invested. Artsojourner 19:36, 2 April 2008 (PDT)

I am in no way surprised to know that the Birmingham Police Department keeps up with this list. This is awesome information that may develop into understandable patterns after a while that the police department can use in a forensic kind of way. Artsojourner 22:21, 2 April 2008 (PDT)

On LaDonna

Thanks for all the help this article. I was going to tackle it a little later but it seems you have it shaped up very well. Last time she was here in NYC she stayed with us and we went to Chinatown to buy percussion instruments so she could let the children play them at B'hams salute to Japan. Awesome lady. I wish I could find where she got to play for the princess of Japan Maybe if I dig deep it will come up on google. Thanks again. Artsojourner 19:29, 6 April 2008 (PDT)


I just read about the Birmingham Mural Project and wanted you to know that I designed the "Birmingham Beautification Board" logo with the 3 B's wrapped around the Magnolia leaves while still a student at Birmingham Southern and UAB. They offered to pay me a nickel for everytime they used it but I just let them have it. Many of my friends thought I should have charged but they would not have used it if they had to pay for it so its out there now I haven't been back to B'ham in a while but I do remember seeing one in 2006. They are usually on the side of the green garbage cans there. Ha! Just a blast from the past that I had completely forgotten about. Thanks for helping me remember Artsojourner 22:10, 13 April 2008 (PDT)

David Neal

You scooped me. --Dystopos 14:53, 12 May 2008 (PDT)

  • You haven't been around much today, saw it post on al.com, and knew that we still said he was employed. Keepin' up with the times... :) --Wheresdib 14:59, 12 May 2008 (PDT)

Touche - you scooped me on Brandee Skinner! --Wheresdib 14:45, 14 May 2008 (PDT)

23rd Ave NW

Oops... I guess now I know how to force you to write an article? --Wheresdib 07:41, 16 May 2008 (PDT)


The address you found is a small apartment complex next to the Vestavia Post Office and is the same as the one I found from the State Dept. listing. --Dystopos 09:03, 19 May 2008 (PDT)

  • Oops. When you said "residence," it was "house" that came to my mind, not apartment. So when I saw the address right off a major highway, adjacent to retail, and not a house, I made a bad assumption. If I'd looked closer, the lack of parking lot space should have tipped me off. Sorry. (Explains why you'd "missed" it.) --Lkseitz 10:14, 19 May 2008 (PDT)

Movie Gallery


I was wondering if you would do me the favor of adding the AGNES logo you have on here (Bhamwiki) to Wikipedia. It would be most appreciated Artsojourner 12:00, 18 December 2008 (PST)