User talk:MySweetMelissa

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Sandboxes vs archives[change source]

Hi, MySweetMelissa. I noticed that you moved the contents of your talk page to a "sandbox" page. Did you know you can set up your talk page so that older sections are automatically moved to an archive in your userspace? It's done by a bot. You can tell the bot how long after the last edit in each section to wait before archiving the section, and several other things. If you'd like to use this, there are instructions for setting it up at User:MiszaBot/Archive HowTo. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or need help with it. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:27, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I will give it a try right now! If I have done it incorrectly, feel free to change it. Hopefully it will be correct.MySweetMelissa (talk) 17:27, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for correcting it and explaining the process to me. MySweetMelissa (talk) 18:14, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Red links aren't a bad thing![change source]

Hello...I see that at John of England you're removing every red link that exists. Remember, redlinks aren't necessarily a bad thing! If we leave them red, it increases the chances that someone might write the article. Plus, if someone does write the article, it'll make that link work. If we've taken the link out, we have to hope that someone comes back in and adds the link back in after the new article is written (but it's more likely to be forgotten/unnoticed). Please don't remove redlinks for the sake of removing redlinks. Many of the ones you are removing are articles that should exist on here; they're not articles/subjects that would be deleted if they were to be created. Only (talk) 11:54, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, I thought they were to be removed. I will reinstate them. MySweetMelissa (talk) 11:55, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you[change source]

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Very nice article on Aethelthryth. Another good article added to your growing list. Congratulations Rus793 (talk) 07:02, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank so much for this! Your articles inspired me! MySweetMelissa (talk) 11:28, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Cookies Anyone?[change source]

Pending has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!

For your great work today, and in the past. -Pending(tell me I screwed up and where) 19:33, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your encouragement! It means a great deal to me. MySweetMelissa (talk) 19:47, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Jack Russell terriers[change source]

What Jack Russell bred was a Jack Russell terrier. In two hundred years, all sorts of variations have been selected for. Different breed organisations have set up slightly different standards for their show dogs, and what you have found is one of those variations. Since Jack Russells as a whole are only one set of terriers, it would be difficult to split down any further without doing the whole lot. See en Terrier Group to get some idea of the complexity: [2]. And note the differences between them.

If you want to put up a page on the Rev Jack Russell, that's good. But don't say "the Parson Jack Russell terrier is the one he created" because that's simply not true. We don't have the original dog (except in the sense that it was one of the larger dogs), and only for modern breeds is there any genetics. What we do have is a whole set of Jack Russell variants, all of which are descended from some of the dogs he bred. Plus maybe some crosses to other dog breeds.

You can say "such-and-such kennel club claims that..." (with source), but in the reader's mind will be the question of "well, what do the other dog clubs think?". For these reason, I think we are better off with a general page on Jack Russells.

However, if you are not convinced, then you can put up the page you want simply by deleting the redirect and replacing it with a page titled "Parson Jack Russell Terriers" or simply "Parson Jack Russells" (which some of the dog clubs use). Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:24, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

I only changed the wording of the paragraph I wrote to reflect Parson Jack Russell since the reference source I used was specific to Parson Jack Russell and left it in the article you titled. I do not presently know enough about the other Jack Russells to write an article about them but I will look. Perhaps that is enough for now? MySweetMelissa (talk) 17:30, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Just adding this from En wiki's Terrier Group page: "It is the recognised conformation show variety of the Jack Russell Terrier and was first recognised in 1990 in the United Kingdom as the Parson Jack Russell Terrier. In America, it was first recognised as the Jack Russell Terrier in 1997". I think this means the two terms are equivalent. Macdonald-ross (talk) 17:47, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
OK, thank you. MySweetMelissa (talk) 17:51, 29 December 2014 (UTC)