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Hello! Apparently Ann Cook article is actually about Ann Turner Cook. I got the difference from the English Wikipedia. No need to delete Ann Cook, but perhaps just a simple redirect to Ann Turner Cook. Thanks. --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 02:25, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
- I'm pretty sure they're different people. I realise they have the same name and similiar birth dates, but that's about it. Because they have the same name, Turner Cook did keep popping up when I was researching about this other writer, but their work is totally different and they look different. Her website says that Turner Cook is a mystery novelist, whereas the one up for deletion is a writer of non-fiction. One is from California, the other is from Florida. Osiris (talk) 03:46, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
I don't understand why you wish to support a list with over 300 red links, and only one blue link. It's of no use to the wiki, and (if seen at all) just lowers our reputation. The reason for my cutting the list but leaving a list of Indian Test cricket captains was the hope that the shorter list might attract a few more blue links, and anyway would be less ammunition for our critics. And, test cricket captains are intrinsically far more significant. It is rarely, if ever, that I see you make edits which puzzles me. I thought we had some consensus not to encourage long red-link lists of this kind. Oh, I can see some might think I should have formally proposed deletion, but I did not wish to delete the whole article. Macdonald-ross (talk) 06:27, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
- I'm sorry: it completely escaped my notice that you had altered the content prior to moving it. Not realising that you had done so, I copied over the list in order to keep it consistent with the contents of other lists (Aus, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, Pakistan— all of which have been created by the same user). To be honest, none of these lists in any form are something that I think we need - mostly since the English Wikipedia is always going to contain almost exactly the same content. Now that they have been, though, I don't care what's done with them as long as a consistent format is used. Osiris (talk) 06:56, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
As I wrote on 21:39, 13 June 2013, it is widely believed that Lincoln might have known of his assassination before he died. According to Ward Hill Lamon, Lincoln's friend and biographer, three days before his assassination Lincoln discussed with Lamon and others a dream he had, saying:
"About ten days ago, I retired very late. I had been up waiting for important dispatches from the front. I could not have been long in bed when I fell into a slumber, for I was weary. I soon began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. I went from room to room; no living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds of distress met me as I passed along. I saw light in all the rooms; every object was familiar to me; but where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? I was puzzled and alarmed. What could be the meaning of all this? Determined to find the cause of a state of things so mysterious and so shocking, I kept on until I arrived at the East Room, which I entered. There I met with a sickening surprise. Before me was a catafalque, on which rested a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments. Around it were stationed soldiers who were acting as guards; and there was a throng of people, gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully. 'Who is dead in the White House?' I demanded of one of the soldiers, 'The President,' was his answer; 'he was killed by an assassin.' Then came a loud burst of grief from the crowd, which woke me from my dream. I slept no more that night; and although it was only a dream, I have been strangely annoyed by it ever since."
Lincoln of course laughed it off but one wonders what Lincoln thought? I am sure he had long since taken a fatalistic attitude as to his office and his life. He know there were many who wanted to kill him and given the chance they would. Col. Crook who worked detail at the White House when Lincoln went to Fords Theater for the last time said something that got Crooks attention...Every evening he would say to Crook as he left or retired "goodnight Crook" ...On the night of April 14, 1865...He walked out to Crook and said "GOODBYE Crook". It really got Crooks attention Lincoln had never said that before. But it was just chance...Who knew, most of all Lincoln.
So, why is not allowed on here, I know it is silly to think that dreams can predict the future but it is on the Lincoln assassination on Wikipedia on English, so why not here? 15:28, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
- Firstly, content you add to this site needs to be in your own words, instead of being copied from other websites and pasted here. It's not so much of a problem if you copy it from another Wikipedia, but it will still be reverted unless you put it in Simple English words. Your edits both here and on the English Wikipedia relate almost exclusively to conspiracy theories and heresay. That is fine, but you should always source such edits to reliable references and consider whether they fit into the article (our article on the Lincoln assassination is currently less than 100 words). Finally, try to avoid adding original commentary and analyses: the difference between what is written on the English Wikipedia and your passage above is quite clear -- to simply state that Lincoln had a dream is fine (adding the quotation is fine too, although it's not in Simple English). But you make original claims, calling it "evidence to suggest" that "he knew he was going to his death". Osiris (talk) 16:04, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
There has not been a consensus at Wikipedia:Simple talk#Official colors for Historical geology/Geological period articles/templates. You need to post a reply over there. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 22:45, 15 June 2013 (UTC) 6:45pm 06/15/2013 EDT.