User talk:Sabwoo

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Utah Cemeteries

Dear Gene Sabin,

Thanks for your thoughts. I changed the names of the links and added explanations. There are suggestions and links to other resources. Please check to see if the changes will address your concerns and ideas.

I found some of the links not working. On one of the websites, all of their links were broken and I could not find them. I moved ones that were only counties sites to the counties wiki sites.

Thanks for helping. Hopefully we will here from you at the Utah.

Patricia HardestyAG Family History Librarypnh 20:04, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi, Sabwoo,

Apparently we disagree on where the Utah page should go to the Utah burial Database. When we are sending the patron to the search page for a person, I feel they should go directly to the page where they enter the names. Please give me a call so we can discuss the page.

801-240-3478pnh 19:01, 19 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for helping on Utah pages!

Hi, Sabwoo, We noticed several edits in Washington County, Utah that you made, and really appreciate how you are clarifying and cleaning up some of the content. We have a project going for Utah. Our purpose is to get great, understandable content, to collaborate with people like yourself, and to create a "pattern" of basics for counties that other people can follow for their counties, if they wish. Please contact me.AdkinsWH 17:02, 19 June 2012 (UTC)


Hello Sabwoo!

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Currently, subpages are not implemented in the FamilySearch Research Wiki. We have discussed them at length and the conclusion has always been that they should be excluded. You are welcome to go to the Forums and start the discussion over again, if you wish. Thanks for asking.

James L. Tanner 02:17, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Adding Images to a page

I'm curious to know why you have deleted the graphics on the Help:Adding images page.  I would think that the graphics would be helpful to anyone learning how to insert images, especially beginners.  Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  I know you thought the FCK editor doesn't work for inserting images, but it does.  It has not been changed. averyld 22:03, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

A few months ago when they tried to change to a new editor, some of the preferences got changed.  If you go to Personal Tools and then My Preferences, you'll see an option for Editing and then down the page, it has boxes you can click for Use external editor.  Make sure those aren't marked and you should be able to use the FCK editor just fine. averyld 23:04, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Well, at least, I got you to the right place! On the History page, you can do it a couple ways.  If you click on Rollback, it should take the page back to where it was when the last person before you edited it.  The graphics are there on that version.  Of you can go to the first revision you did on the 6th and click on Prev.  When the two versions come up, click on (Edit) on the column on the left and then save the page.  It will take it back to that version before you took out the graphics. Let me know if you can't make it work. averyld 23:52, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks so much for restoring that page!  averyld 16:37, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Extinct Counties of Arizona

I just came across in the Family Search Wiki, a Category called Extinct Counties of Arizona created by you on 17 June 2013. I don't understand why this exists. This information already is a section on the Arizona page, called Extinct or Renamed Counties of Arizona. And there is a thorough explanation in the article called Previous Jurisdictions to land in Arizona.

Also the name is poorly chosen. There is one and only one extinct county in Arizona. That is Pah-Ute County, Arizona. And somehow that county never made it into your Category listing. You don't need a separate Category for one article.

Of the other supposed Arizona counties, 10 of them are New Mexico or Utah counties, discontinued when Arizona was created. They were never Arizona counties.

The other 3 supposed Arizona counties were proposed by an unofficial group in 1861 which then petitioned the US congress to create an Arizona Territory. Congress rejected the proposal, so those counties were never created.

Your Category is suppose to be about Extinct Counties of Arizona. But none of the counties listed were created by Arizona. So I ask again, why does your Category exist?

sabwoo 24 July 2014, 7:10 MST

As a member of the FamilySearch Wiki Support Team I work with a lot of categories, and at some time I may have seen a possible use of this category. There were in the past many changes as the territories changed into states and some use the term Extinct Counties to label these areas, those proposed but not formed or used for a short time and then split up or absorbed by others. If this does not fit in you pattern then delete. I work with both. The Wiki is always changing. There are many ways for us to organize the order of our pages. I does not bother me at all that you chose a different pattern. I am Ok. Have a wonderful day. Sandralpond 04:20, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Please if you want something deleted just delete it. I do up to 3000 edit per month. I am the main one to do deletion and most of the maintenance work and will approve this. I just want to help the Wiki be as good a site as possible and was trying to help. Sandralpond 13:25, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

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