Talk:Presidents of the United States

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The picture for Adlai E. Stevenson (October 23, 1835 – June 14, 1914) is that of Adlai Stevenson (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) the former's grandson. CP isn't allowing me to upload photographs so someone else will have to edit this.

Crackertalk 18:08, 12 March 2007 (EDT)
I got the A E Stevenson picture uploaded and corrected, I added, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1974-1977) but am stymied as I cannot upload his picture.:Crackertalk 18:35, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

What about the 1-year presidents before George Washington? --Luke-Jr 18:36, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

OKay, I was finally able to upload Nelson Rockefeller's pic and formated it in place; I fixed the formating that had Clinton/Gore over on the right and got Cheney's pic up. I uploaded Quayle's pic but couldn't get it to thumb or force it into an 80px format. The Quayle pic file is Q000007.jpg . I couldn't find Mondale's or Gore's pics on the web. Maybe I'll get to them tomorrow (Easter) or Monday. Crackertalk

On a similar note... I changed the WJC pic to the better one at his file. I also tried to bring in the Gore pic from his file but it wouldn't work. There are a few other photos missing, that ought to incredibly easy to find at a US gov site (Quayle?!). Also, how about formatting all the thumbs to the same width? Other than these tiny points, I think this is a really well put together, nicely formatted file. Human 18:32, 9 April 2007 (EDT)
ok, Gore and Quayle are up, the only missing is Mondale! Now if we can improve these, crop some a bit, etc., so their faces show better. Not that I have anything against Old Glory, but some of these pix are more flag than man. I know that's great symbolism, but this is their page, after all. Human 23:00, 12 April 2007 (EDT)

To Luke-Jr, about those 1-year Presidents, they were not Presidents over the same type of Government. They were head, not under the Constitution, but under the Articles of the Confederation. They didn't have as much control on the politics of the day. That is why they aren't here - especially since George Washington is commonly considered the 1st President of the United States. Just why this is the way it is. -Additioner 13:59, 26 August 2007 (EDT)

Name format?

It seems inconsistent - Carter is listed as "Jimmy" but Clinton as "William", and Cheney as "Dick"? Shouldn't they either be "as they were known" or their formal name (including middle names?) I would vote for "as they are/were known", myself. Human 18:17, 9 April 2007 (EDT)

I think one of these days I will decide which way to go and either change all the names to their complete, "formal" names, or, more likely, to the names they went by (Jimmy, Bill, Dick, etc.). Human 13:35, 18 April 2007 (EDT)

Also someone keeps coming on and saying (about certain Presidents) "is considered by many to be one of the greatest Presidents." This phrase is used far too often I think. Such opinions should be posted on the discussion pages not the article. For example James A. Garfield has this on his page despite the fact that he was President for only a few months before he was assasinated. --User:Additioner 12:54, 18 April 2007

I think there are two issues in play here. One, this is conservative apedia. So one can expect such statements in biographies of conservative presidents. I woudl never expect to see it, say, on Clinton's bio, here. Two is the possiblity of richard-esque vandalism. Check the history (work back through diffs) and see who added it and when. Late February (07) saw a lot of vandalism, as Cp suddenly was exposed to the blogs, and many took delight in coming here and committing various forms of vandalism. The subtle stuff, such as statements like you mentioned, is much harder to root out than obscenity and absurdity. Human 13:35, 18 April 2007 (EDT)


Let's get ready to place Barack Obama and whosis (?) into the table. No sense rushing at the last minute. --Ed Poor Talk 12:32, 29 November 2008 (EST)

that would be Sen. Joe Biden Markr 12:54, 29 November 2008 (EST)