User talk:Gabriela

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Hello, Gabriela, and welcome to OrthodoxWiki!

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Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 15:32, May 2, 2006 (CDT)


To the standard welcome I wanted to add an extra thank-you for helping to clean up existing articles. It's very much needed! —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 17:47, May 5, 2006 (CDT)


Excellent work on The Archangel Gabriel article! For future reference, you can use "thumb" instead of "frame" to take care of sizing an image. —magda (talk) 12:32, May 9, 2006 (CDT)

Sign of the Cross

It looks like you have made some great contributions to this article. I think I imported this from Wikipedia some time ago. Welcome! Joe 2006-05-10

Hagiographical articles, image licenses

Since I definitely want to encourage your contributions, here are a few links which I have found useful:

Also, when importing images from the Wikimedia Commons, please keep in mind that we still need categories and licensing information for each image. (cf. Help:Image licenses)

Again (and again, in peace): good work! —magda (talk) 12:48, May 17, 2006 (CDT)

Ah, thank you, again. That is helpful. Honestly, the copyright stuff confuses me, but I'll try to note the image licences that wikimedia uses when I borrow images from them; also, I suppose the cut and paste from wikipedia and then slice and dice isn't an option. Whoops. I suppose I should start writing all the material in my articles by my own hand. Gabriela 15:36, 17 May, 2006 (CST)


Just FYI, in the images you've uploaded recently, when you include a bare URL to the image's source, the wiki creates a hotlink to the URL, including the image and thus using the linked site's bandwidth. If you want to link to the source without including the image (which is what would be preferable), then you can do it by means of creating a link, like this: Source. —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 21:23, June 7, 2006 (CDT)

RE: You have to read what you paste over from wikipedia

Thanks for the note! I do read anything I "paste" before doing so. God Bless.

Image:Rublev Trinity.jpg

No harm done. In the future, if you want to revert an image to its proper state, look at the list of revisions on the image's description page (e.g., Image:Rublev Trinity.jpg), click on the date references, find the one you want, and hit the "rev" link next to it. —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 23:10, July 31, 2006 (CDT)

It sounds to me like your browser cache needed to be refreshed. In some browsers, you have to hold down the shift key in order for this to work. I don't know what was happening in your particular case, but I'm pretty sure that there was a cache issue, if only because I know that the image was already fixed before you started in on it.  :) —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 06:50, August 3, 2006 (CDT)

Sysop Invite

Dear Gabriela,

I'd like to invite you to become an OrthodoxWiki sysop. This doesn't require much more time or commitment than you've already demonstrated. You'd be part of our ultra-secret OrthodoxWiki Sysop email list, where we work together to battle wiki-evil and talk about various issues affecting the life of OrthodoxWiki, and once in awhile bounce around ideas about its future. Also, you'd have superpowers on the wiki, allowing you to intervene in edit wars, and otherwise better manage articles. Finally, you'd be a reference point for other users - welcoming them in the name of OrthodoxWiki, and helping folks get the hang of the OrthodoxWiki style. Let me know if you'd like to accept this mission by leaving a note on my talk page or emailing me directly. Thanks, — FrJohn (talk)

Markup issues

I've worked something out on here for you, hope it's good enough! Hellenica 21:12, December 2, 2006 (PST)

Vandal alert

Just thought I'd alert you to Joshua, a recent vandalism addition. --cholmes75 07:44, January 2, 2007 (PST)

Thank you

For the kind welcome. I have edited my user page a little. /hans

PS: is this how I sign?: Hans

Thank you again Hans 07:50, February 27, 2007 (PST)

Ethics invasion

Today is the due date for the first phase of a project for the Social Ethics class. Most of the posts in the last couple of days (that are not mine or my wife's) are related to that project. The two of us (she more than me) have been going through the articles and correcting formatting, grammar, and the like. Almost every sub-topic on the Ethics page has been assigned, so there could be a good number more articles coming up. Just a heads up. We'll check again in the morning. Vandrona

Gabriela, I'm not sure about putting these articles in the "Contributed Articles" category. Most of the other articles in that category are either copyrighted or previously published. From the ethics professor's assignment, I gather that he is trying to improve the wiki as a resource, not merely to add student-submitted articles which have not yet been reviewed. My husband says that there is a revision stage in this assignment which has not yet been reached (some time in March). On the other hand, some of the content is, well, in need of something like the disputed tag in addition to the cleanup tag (Template:Orthodoxize and Template:Incomplete also come to mind). What are your thoughts? —magda (talk) 09:53, March 3, 2007 (PST)
It's wonderful to see this! This section has needed work for a long time. I'd much prefer that these not be designated as "Contributed Articles" (actually, I'd like to deprecate that category) - even if there is some POV involved, better to leave these open for editing in the future. — FrJohn (talk)


Gabriela, just a note about block comments - better to keep them general rather than mentioning specifics. Thanks for catching this quickly! — FrJohn (talk)

Julian calendar among Anglophones

This is in response to a comment you made on Ddpbf's talk page: There are actually quite a lot of "mainstream" jurisdictions in the US, the UK, and Australia who all use the Julian calendar: the Ukrainians, the Serbians, the ROCOR (depending on how you see them), the MP, Jerusalem, some of the parishes of the ACROD, and some of the parishes of the OCA (most notably, all of Alaska). (There may be more which escape my mind at the moment.) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 04:54, March 12, 2007 (PDT)

Version Names

Even in the english literature serbian bishops are known by serbian versions of their names. (St. Sava of Serbia, not St. Sabbas of Serbia. Patriarch Pavle , not Paul, St. Varnava not St. Barnabas, St. Nikolai of Ohrid not St. Nicholas.--Ddpbf 00:50, March 20, 2007 (PDT)


I was not offended. I was just litle confused. And I was affraid that people who read this articles will be even more confused. About your sugestion I am afraid that a wom;t have enough time. But I am ready to help. Again I was just confused. My basic intension was to entroduce history of my Local Church to Orthodox people in America. .--Ddpbf 19:30, March 20, 2007 (CET)

I will from now on using more english versions. Especially for persons who are not known wery well.--Ddpbf 11:45, March 20, 2007 (PDT)

About your suggestion

Could you tell me how to start Orthodoxwiki in Serbian--Ddpbf 04:24, March 25, 2007 (PDT)


Thank you. I hope that I will have blessed Anunciation April 7. I also wish thank you for corections in my articles. I am translating them from Serbian and my english is not very good. God bless you.--Ddpbf 06:14, March 26, 2007 (PDT)

Thank you for good wishes. I hope that you had blessed Anuntiaton. --Ddpbf 09:30, March 26, 2007 (PDT)

Deep Appreciation for your effort

Dear sister Gabriela, I would like to express my deep appreciation for proofreading and correcting the grammatical errors in the recent revisions I made in the Orthodoxy in the Philippines Wiki. I'm not an expert in English and so you have indeed done a great help to us, your Orthodox brethren in the Philippines. Certain individual/s would like to put the established canonical jurisdiction in the Philippines into bad light and are trying their best to distort historical facts by citing totally unsupported claims and baseless allegations. Let us pray that God have mercy on them and forgive them. Again, thank you so much for your effort. May God bless us all. In Christ, Filipino 23:39, May 18, 2007 (PDT)

OrthodoxWiki en español

Hola Gabriela! Estuve leyendo tu página de usuario, y por tus conocimientos de español, te quiero invitar a trabajar en la OrthodoxWiki en español, que está recién empezando ¿me podrías ayudar traduciendo artículos?

Eso, saludos y de antemano muchas gracias --Alstradiaan 13:36, July 28, 2007 (PDT)

Gracias Gabriela! No tengo ningún problema en ayudarte con tu español. En vista que ambos somos ortodoxos antioqueños, podríamos partir por el de la Iglesia Ortodoxa de Antioquía y lo realcionado con ella y después por los artículos de la Category:Liturgics ¿te parece?
Reiterándote las gracias, se despide de ti --Alstradiaan 23:51, July 28, 2007 (PDT)

Congratulations / Mabrouk / Chronia polla / Mnogaya leta !

Hey, I somehow missed that you'd gotten married. Congratulations to you and the Mister! —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 14:45, August 12, 2007 (PDT)

South Carolina? I wouldn't know.  :) Life is good, spent mainly here, especially with the services we have every day, which is great. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 03:27, August 13, 2007 (PDT)

Righteous Sarah

Gabriela, I don't know whether you have any of your notes from creating the Sarah article, but I thought I would let you know that it's part of the series of articles which have much of the content vanished from whatever problem some kind of characters created. —magda (talk) 10:33, September 4, 2007 (PDT)


BTW, our standard abbreviation for "Saints" here is Ss. (Sts. is "streets.") —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 18:14, February 3, 2008 (PST)


No, Gabriela, your correctiions aren't 'picky'. After going through the text of Eusebius of Nicomedia at least a half dozen times, I didn't realize how many error I missed! Thanks for catching them.Wsk 18:39, February 3, 2008 (PST)


Shouldn't this user just be banned? He has vandalized a number of pages with the sole intent of promoting his web site. There has not been a single edit of his that has been anything other than spam. Frjohnwhiteford 17:34, February 11, 2008 (PST)

Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Jerusalem)

Howdy. I'm a little confused by your edits to this article. Your edit summary says "present to past tense in history, a couple misspellings, British to American spelling," but I don't necessarily see those changes all the way through, other than the British to American. (And "sepulchre" is the British spelling, opposed to the American "sepulcher," evidently.[1]) Just wanted to make sure you're making the edits you meant to. I had an edit conflict with Wsk yesterday on that article, so I had to make sure I incorporated his changes in my version. I do miss your editing as often as you used to. —magda (talk) 09:49, March 22, 2008 (PDT)

Active appeal

There's currently an active appeal over at OrthodoxWiki talk:Administrators. If as an admin, you would like to participate, please feel free to do so. Thanks! —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 16:01, August 19, 2008 (UTC)