User talk:Mtstroud

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Hello and welcome to Bhamwiki. We're really excited to see your contributions. If you haven't already, please read our User agreement and then feel free to dive in. --Dystopos 20:33, 23 April 2007 (PDT)


  • My instinct would be to put the names of the pastors in brackets to link to a likely future biographical article. I see that you've reversed me and used bold-face type to highlight them in the articles on the churches. My experience on Wikipedia is that sually bold face is reserved for the restatement of the article subject. What's your thinking on the changes? --Dystopos 19:51, 27 April 2007 (PDT)
    • Perhaps my usage of bold face may not be appropriate, but neither is placing a name in a bracket without a linked page in existence, something I admit that I have done on Wikipedia without thinking. I suspect a compromise would be to simply render a pastor's name in regular type, with no boldface or brackets.Mtstroud 20:23, 27 April 2007 (PDT)
      • I think red links are very appropriate "for needed, unwritten topics" [1]. But to each his own. The important thing is putting the material down. Style is a much lesser priority. I certainly appreciate your contributions and your input. --Dystopos 20:32, 27 April 2007 (PDT)
        • I'm with Dystopos here. Red links are perfectly acceptable and even useful. By linking to an article that doesn't exist, it shows up on Special:Wantedpages so that editors can see what's needed. If we don't create the links, we might easily overlook that it needs to be written. As you can see, we have a lot of writing to do. Also, sometimes you might recognize the need for an article but not have enough information to write it. Creating a red link gives others the opportunity to help fill in your missing knowledge. --Lkseitz 06:15, 28 April 2007 (PDT)

common names

  • In using common names as article titles, I'm following Wikipedia's convention: "Use the most common name of a person or thing that does not conflict with the names of other people or things." The rationale is explained here. --Dystopos 10:41, 25 December 2007 (PST)