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It would help some of us to know how you discovered this site.
You could be right about that "code" tag; but I think there were several. It's not a tag I actively use, so I'll see if anyone else responds. On the "poss dupl" category - good idea; done. Robin Patterson 02:03, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Category talk:Similar person names
Thanks for reverting vandalism
Why did you hide it? You and I have kings of Scotland in common, apparently, and any Ahnentafel has value for other users who may be interested in any of the people involved. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 05:18, June 8, 2010 (UTC)
- Robin, there were some errors in it that I haven't had time to fix. It will go back up eventually, I just don't want anyone using bad info. Thanks for your concern though! (gotta remember to log in...) --Plcoffey 12:15, June 8, 2010 (UTC)
Coming along nicely but Familypedia is very slow today. Here's a good example of progress:
Later: Seems your browser has little problem with the forms - or you've found a work-around. Good. I had an interesting evening with the Gordons, including quite a bit of reading of the great General's memoirs. He mentioned his cousin, the other JBG, in such a way that one might wonder whether he realized they were related. Anyway, if you can sort out the apparent 12-year-old fatherhood you should have no further major trouble. I hope I correctly interpreted the descendancy of the adopted children. I don't know whether we can show adoptees easily on the adoptive parent's page. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 02:53, June 12, 2010 (UTC)
- I use FF3, which I think you also use. This is the first I've heard of memoirs, did you find them online? I'd love to read them! We could always just list adoptees manually in the article text, maybe not ideal, but as long as they're there... I'll be away from computer the next few days, but will continue to mess around with the Gordons when I get back. Thanks again for your hard work -Plcoffey 12:17, June 12, 2010 (UTC)