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Primates of Russia

Andrew, I was thinking that the List of Primates of Russia would be more similar to the other List articles (List of Patriarchs of Constantinople and List of Patriarchs of Antioch, for instance). I left the other information in the history section of the Church of Russia article, as I think that would be a better context. Is there a particular reason you changed the numbers to bullets? (Again, conformity with the other List articles.) I didn't look too closely at the list (just thought it deserved its own article), so I would be interested in learning your views on it and how it should be arranged. —magda (talk) 14:47, November 23, 2005 (CST)

  • I see, I was looking at it from another direction. I was looking at it as sort as a timeline type of thing, with comments here and there. (The comments restarted the numbering so I just bullets.) I moved the comments when the list was moved, because they described the list entries. Andrew 14:58, November 23, 2005 (CST)

Categorizing New Pages

Sorry if you already know this, but make sure that you categorize new pages when you make them. Thanks for contributing. I know very little about the Antiphons. Oh, and you can delete that welcome message on your user talk page, it helps, but if you don't like it you can take it out. Hey! It's your user talk page. Joe 20050109

Last Supper icon

Good job on this page, particularly that it's a positive page rather than an anti-movie page. --— by Pιsτévο talk complaints at 21:19, May 15, 2006 (CDT)

1917-1918 Russian Council

Andrew; I have been working on an article about the 1917-1918 Council based upon recent scholarship (a Phd dissertation) when I noticed your addition of a stub article on the same subject. Since my article is rather long, some nine or so pages, I took the liberty of taking information from your article to make mine more complete (such as where the first liturgy of the Council and where the enthronment were held). Our structures differ too much to edit your article. With the dissertation some 230 pages, my article only hits the highlights but addresses most of the main points of the Council! I have been tuning the article in the Sandbox and plan to introduce it as a replacement for your article. Hopefully it is still there to view. Wsk 10:06, June 12, 2006 (CDT)

Feature 7 Jul 06

Thanks for keeping an eye out :) Also, if you have time to search (or happen to see a page you like), nominations for featured articles would be really great - at the moment we're running a little low. — edited by sτévο at 18:17, July 7, 2006 (CDT)


Hi Andy, I'm on it. Thanks for calling attention. In the future, you can just leave a note on a sysop's page. — FrJohn (talk)

Sysop Invite

Dear Andy,

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)

No problem, and no pressure, Andy. We're grateful for your help as you are able. — FrJohn (talk)

Blank pages

Andrew, is there any way you can think of to find the pages with non-standard characters and address those issues? I keep coming across them at random, but it would be nice to know for sure when we're done dealing with them. —magda (talk) 11:43, March 7, 2007 (PST)

Problems with vandals

It seems that we have problems with same person Wardemon666and SeanA. Could you block hs IP adress. --Ddpbf 06:02, June 18, 2007 (PDT)

How to delete pictures

I do not know how to delete pictures from vandals


I protected article

About language templates.

Could you make templates for Aincent Greek, Churchslavonic and Sebian Language. --Ddpbf 12:20, June 20, 2007 (PDT)

Thanks, Andrew.

--Ddpbf 05:26, June 22, 2007 (PDT)

Recent images - Fair use doesn't apply

Dear Andrew,

Just a note to say that fair use doesn't applied to images just copied from another site. I'd suggest you try contacting them to get permission to use them here - we need an explicit OK. It would be great if they were willing to release the images under our default copyright scheme as well, or perhpas another Creative Commons license (by-nc-nd?). I'd send them a link to the article and hope for the best. Otherwise, we need to delete them. (You might want to delete them before they see the page.) Thanks,

Fr. John

Articles needing citations category

Great idea! —magda (talk) 09:27, February 28, 2008 (PST)


Thank you for finding and fixing that line break; it was driving me crazy, and I didn't think of that template. —magda (talk) 19:53, April 11, 2008 (UTC)


Hi, has Father John issued you with Administration access yet? - Vasiliki 00:08, July 25, 2008 (UTC)

No, he did not, I only have sysop permissions here and at OrthodoxWiki Commons. I think that he may be away. - Andy 14:36, July 25, 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help over the last few days. I am unable to do much the last few days because I am quite committed with Work at the moment. - Vasiliki 02:16, July 29, 2008 (UTC)

Alexandria Dioceses

Thanks for setting up the category for the Alexandria dioceses. I've run into the problem of starting categories before and haven't been to figure out how it is done. Can you give me a pointer how to do it! Thanks again Wsk 21:02, July 23, 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Andy. Next time I'll give it a try - the thing I kick myself about is that several years ago I seemed able to start my own image category, but now I din't remember how I did it!!!Wsk 23:44, July 24, 2008 (UTC)

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!) 15:59, August 19, 2008 (UTC)

Book Review

I missed that it was a book review. On that premise it may have value, although my thought when I read it, is that it was an ad for a book. Thus my deletion response. If you think it has merit, then it should stay as you edited it. Wsk 18:56, September 16, 2008 (UTC)

URGENT - Ambush by computer generated Users

Hi, we are about to be ambushed by computer generated User accounts ....... Vasiliki 04:05, December 17, 2008 (UTC)

Hey ... do you know (or anyone) how to add "Image Verification" code to the "User Registration" so that they have to manually type what they see to stop this spam?? Vasiliki 21:58, December 17, 2008 (UTC)

Help Needed ...

Hi Andrew, how are you going ... I know that you are excellent with codes (OSource) so I wanted to ask you for help on the following. Below, I have posted two codes. The first shows the column for each month populated and you will notice how the table wraps itself across the entire length of the screen. In the second, if none of the columns are populated, then the table reduces in width across the page. What I want to achieve is:

1) a constant width across the screen AND also a locked in column width for each of the months. 2) Reduced FONT size of the words that are placed in each column (perhaps about 50% of current size since each column will end up being populated by a few saints.

Are you able to modify the code to produce a workable result? Your helps is greatly appreciated!! Vasiliki 02:02, May 29, 2009 (UTC)

Table 1: Utilises full width of screen but only when all columns are populated

Seventeenth century (1601-1700):

Saints and major Orthodox personalities from the 17th-century
'Introduction ...
Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
1622 Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos Dionysius of Zakynthos 17 Dionysius of Zakynthos

Table 2, shrinks and columns have different widths when columns are not populated, not ideal

Seventeenth century (1601-1700):

Saints and major Orthodox personalities from the 17th-century
'Introduction ...
Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
1622 Dionysius of Zakynthos - Dionysius of Zakynthos - - - - - Dionysius of Zakynthos - - 17 Dionysius of Zakynthos


Thanks for your maintenance work Andrew! — FrJohn (talk) 22:01, June 11, 2009 (UTC)


Hi! I request adminship here please. --—Mister lasă-mi un mesaj 20:07, February 25, 2010 (UTC)

You need to ask FrJohn, I do not have the ability to do that. I do have SYSOP rights here, but I can't give rights to other users. Sorry - Andy 20:17, February 25, 2010 (UTC)

Bishops of Japan

Hi Andy,

Nice job getting all the bishops categorized by city. I was thinking how to breakdown all (So many!) bishops into some categorization. I hadn't thought of using the city names; I was lending to "countries" but didn't like it.

The reason for this note is I notice that we have two categories covering the ruling bishops in Japan: Bishops of… and Metropolitans of … . I proposed that we use only one and that be Metropolitans of … . This would follow having all the ruling bishops of Russia, as an example, whether they were bishops, metropolitans or patriarchs. Wsk 20:09, April 2, 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Andy,

Your comments certainly open up further the dilemma I've had about the inconsistencies we have over titles, spellings, and such. I find myself going in circles at times, especially with transliterations. And, your question on the title for the ruling bishops of Japan hits right at it, as I may have been inconsistent myself.

I think the proper tittle for the metropolitans since autonomy is Metropolitan of Tokyo. According to the OCA's Orthodox America the title from Bp. Ireney to autonomy was bishop/archbishop of Tokyo. Before Bp. Ireney, I am not sure what the 'official' titles were. In a thesis by Masatoshi John Shoji, of which I have a copy, his references to Metr. Segius and Bp. Nicholas (Ono) are "…of Japan" and for Abp. Nicholas before them I'm less such.

After all this I suggest we use the current title of "…of Tokyo" and, as you note, just mention the differences in the article prolog, such as has been done for the Patriarch of Moscow. - Bill Kosar Wsk 16:39, April 5, 2010 (UTC)

Request to help

It's again me. I would like to create something which looks like film infobox card in Wikipedia. May be, to use a table attached to right margin? Then this thing will look like template:infobox inserted in a article, although it would not be a template in reality. I want to do so in this article. --Stone18 23:35, November 23, 2010 (UTC)

And another problem: this file Image:Puppy.jpg has error creating thumbnail. Help please.

Italian Version

Hi Andrew, nice to meet you! I wish me you opened the site in Italian so that I can add the contributions, I do not know because I can not open the website in Italian. Please can you help? How do I know if you opened the Italian version to be filled? Raggiodisole 12:06, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

About the image in the text Ipomoni of Loutraki and also the article's title

Dear Andrew. Please check the image Portrait of Manuel II Palaiologos with his wife Heleni (Saint Hipomoni) and two of his sons at the text Ipomoni of Loutraki and its rest publications on the web. If there is any problem please erase it immediatelly. However, this is an medieval image kept at the Louvre museum.

Also, I strongly recommend to change the title of the article from Ipomoni of Loutraki to Saint Hipomoni because that is the english vesrion of her name and also she was never in Loutraki (a city in Greece), but only her holly skull was found there (at St. Patapius cave).

688dim 12:39, April 15, 2011 (UTC)

Bishops by Century Template

Hi Andrew, I think the Template you added on the "18th-19th c. bishops" category would also be nice to have on the rest of the categories, as it will make navigating easier, looks good. Thanks for cleaning up the category too. Cheers, Angellight 888 19:09, March 14, 2012 (HST)


Hi Andrew, I was wondering if you could help me to add a new Template here, for block quatations. The Wikipedia Template is here: Template:Quotation

I have eliminated much of the source code from the Wikipedia model (it had a difficult to understand sub-template embedded in it), and I believe that the following syntax which I have pasted below, will work correctly here on OW; it will produce a text box; then, when using the Template syntax in an article, for large quotations, the text should appear within the box, like this:
{{quotation| "...large text quoation here..." }}

As an example of how the finished product should look like, see this section of the Wikipedia article on: Augustine of Hippo
Whenever you have a moment, can you kindly test the syntax below, to see if it will work (check the source code for these comments on your page, in order to see the code). I didn't want to save it, as I am not ready to use it yet, and I am unsure if it will work). Also, my example here below on your page doesn't look centered. Thanks, Angellight 888 16:43, June 18, 2012 (HST)

Bishop of Corinth Dionysius

I wrote the artiecle Bishop of Corinth Dionysius, however I wasn't aware that there already existed an article for him with the title Dionysios (Mantalos) of Corinth. You may merge the 2 articles into 1. 688dim 05:48, December 29, 2012 (HST)