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Welcome!

Hello, AlanE, and welcome to Conservapedia!

We're glad you are here to edit. We ask that you read our Editor's Guide before you edit.

At the right are some useful links for you. You can include these links on your user page by putting "{{Useful links}}" on the page. Any questions--ask!

Thanks for reading, AlanE!


In case you weren't aware, typing four tildes (~~~~) after a comment automatically produces your signature. --Hojimachongtalk 20:38, 8 May 2007 (EDT)

Thank you...I'm new in town, so to speak.AlanE 20:44, 8 May 2007 (EDT)

AlanE, thanks for your contributions. I just gave you blocking powers so that you can block the accounts of vandals yourself, as soon as you see them. Thanks much and Godspeed to you.--Aschlafly 01:16, 8 June 2007 (EDT)

Thank you. Appreciated. AlanE 02:14, 8 June 2007 (EDT)

Categories

Alan, I think your comments on the monarch categories are good, and would encourage you to fix the categories as you see fit. It seems to me, since this is such a new project, that a lot of things got categorized willy-nilly style (which is understandable), and anything we can do to set things straight, I think it is better sooner than later. I think you'll notice a lot of redundant categorization on some articles too that need cleaned up. --Colest 19:48, 11 June 2007 (EDT)

  • Personally, I would check with a Sysop before doing what Colest is suggesting, especially removal of categories. Okay? --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 19:49, 11 June 2007 (EDT)

Email

Unless there's a bug in the software, then, "This user has not specified a valid e-mail address, or has chosen not to receive e-mail from other users."

Although we do not require an email address, refusing to supply one is one of several factors which can add up to grounds for banning your account. If you really support the goals of this project, why not take a couple of minutes to create a free yahoo or account and put it in your preferences? --Ed Poor Talk 23:42, 6 August 2007 (EDT)

  • Ed, check your preferences page. It was changed by Webmaster many months ago.  ;-) --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 23:52, 6 August 2007 (EDT)
    • Yes, I see that now, Terry: "E-mail (required): Enables others to contact you through your user or user_talk page without needing to reveal your identity."

OK. I will go back and change the email address in my Preferences. Hang on. AlanE 00:15, 7 August 2007 (EDT) I have changed it to the address stated at the bottom of my user page and hit the "Mail confirmation code" even though I never got one. I did get the following though: A confirmation code has already been e-mailed to you; if you recently created your account, you may wish to wait a few minutes for it to arrive before trying to request a new code.

This wiki requires that you validate your e-mail address before using e-mail features. Activate the button below to send a confirmation mail to your address. The mail will include a link containing a code; load the link in your browser to confirm that your e-mail address is valid.

The above is what I have always received...right from day one. Maybe my geriatric brain is missing something. Ban me if you wish, but it must be obvious by now I am not refusing to supply it. It is sitting there in my User Page. AlanE 00:30, 7 August 2007 (EDT)

Don't be silly. It's not grounds for banning: Terry says I was wrong. But have you tried this link? http://www.conservapedia.com/Special:Emailuser/AlanE --Ed Poor Talk 00:36, 7 August 2007 (EDT)

Yes, Ed; but it tells me I need a valid email address!! Perhaps I should go away and come back as someone else... throw off AlanE and don the cloak of, um, how about Guddle. The IP address will be the same, but if I start from scratch, you (CP) will hopefully send me a confirmation code which I can send on its way (rejoicing or not) and I will be legitimate, so to speak. AlanE 00:50, 7 August 2007 (EDT)

You can get a free email address from Yahoo. Send me an email from your new account when you're set up. --Ed Poor Talk 00:54, 7 August 2007 (EDT)

No, Alan...get at me on AIM if you have it, mine is on my user page. You need to fill in the box on your preferences here, AND check the box below, to the right!  :p --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 01:37, 7 August 2007 (EDT)--şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 01:37, 7 August 2007 (EDT)

Re Buglar's "debate"

Bugler; I would qualify for banishment. I am a non-believer in your brand of faith. I also consider myself to be pretty middle of the road in social and political matters, being conservative in some issues and left of centre in others, but certainly do not consider myself Conservative. (In other words I am normal.) I am neither American nor British. I follow the tenets of Christ's teaching and the Commandments without any of the trappings nor the passionate narrowness of orthodoxy of belief that says "we are always right and everyone else is always wrong". I do not attend a church. Too many good and wonderful people have died because that. I am known as a "man of goodwill". I know there are many others like me in Cp. I joined for the sake of the homeschoolers and others who I thought, in my vanity it now seems, might benefit from the breadth of my knowledge and my desire to share it.

Except for a long break enforced by ill-health, I have been editing since early May last year. I work at giving articles in my chosen fields, of a substance that I would have found useful in my teens when I was starting my love affair with history and classical music half a century ago. I believe passionately in historical veracity - and as much as anyone I have repaired the fun and games of historical parodists and mistakes as I have found them. (I fixed two blatant pieces of misinformation yesterday…both well over a year old.) Go through my edits and you will see what I mean. I am actually trying to create a viable encyclopedia.

I know I am blowing my own trumpet, Bugler (um), but there is a reason - there are a lot of us here that are doing this sort of graft, many of whom would qualify for banishment under your “proposal”. More and more, Conservapedia is becoming a blog, and less “The Trustworthy Encyclopedia” – your proposal would finish that process.AlanE 23:14, 19 August 2008 (EDT)

Notice

We need to close night editing early tonight. Hope to see you early tomorrow morning.--Aschlafly 23:29, 20 August 2008 (EDT)

Portuguese names

Ok, I will review some of the Portuguese names. Sunda62 20:47, 2 September 2008 (EDT)

Trade winds

You're welcome...BTW, be sure to make comments on people's TALK page, the user page is for personal use. Marge 10:26, 3 September 2008 (EDT)

Composers

Be my guest. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 19:22, 26 September 2008 (EDT)

Thanks...you may notice Chabrier has just arrived. AlanE 19:27, 26 September 2008 (EDT)

Richard Strauss

Some works are now lost. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 00:20, 28 September 2008 (EDT)

I hope you enjoyed your breakfast

I was not implying that you did not contribute to this encyclopaedia and apologise for giving that impression. The guilt lies elsewhere. Bugler 04:33, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

Thank you, I did. And thank you for this note.AlanE 14:08, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

Schumann

What is wrong with the pic? --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 22:45, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

Oh 'ell! Sorry! I think I must have edited an old page. Um. If you want to revert it to your last edit, I'll do my last edit again in the morning....Carefully this time. Sorry again. Gulp. AlanE 23:23, 29 September 2008 (EDT)

Sergei Prokofiev

Good work. Clap, Clap...!

Only a favor; Please save the valuable material that is already posted. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 18:32, 30 September 2008 (EDT

Why? I made sure everything of value was transferred into my post. AlanE 18:52, 30 September 2008 (EDT)

Alfred Schnittke

How about an article on Alfred Schnittke?

You may use if you like: http://home.wanadoo.nl/ovar/schnopus.htm

--User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 19:48, 1 October 2008 (EDT)

That's one from left field! I have some of his, but usually paired with Shostakovitch and the like. Viola I think. I'll have a go. Not today. I'm already late with the day's chores.
And I want you to think about the Prokofiev page. The double up looks a bit silly, seeing as pretty-well all the information parts of your edit are now repeats of mine. I may be back before 2pm (my time) but I doubt it. (You don't want to have a word with Andy about that do you?) AlanE 20:28, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
The repeated pieces could be just a few but not all, and users sometimes prefer to have the cake sliced. So my advice is to have that section as it is now. I admire your work and hope this will encourage you to do your best. Andy, I am sure will be glad to hear from you, please go ahead. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 10:54, 2 October 2008 (EDT)
Ok and G'morning. (It's too early to say g'day.) Give me a few days to listen to Schnittke. He's not the sort the family would like to have filling the house at all hours so I have to be on my own. He's not easy listening, but neither is Shostakovitch whom I adore!

BTW. The "...will encourage you to do your best" is a tad off. I left school nearly 50 years ago! Cheers. AlanE 14:26, 2 October 2008 (EDT)


Brit

Hehe, I was hoping that no one would notice me attempting to change the British spellings. Good thing you didn't rev the whole edit. o.O Nate my opinion matters? 15:02, 5 October 2008 (EDT)

I was in the middle of a grump when the above came in. And why shouldn't I have a bet each way on refering/referring? BTW...what was the point of putting a single very alone reference under "References"? AlanE 15:12, 5 October 2008 (EDT)

Monarchs

Thanks for taking up the challenge to complete the red-links in the English Monarchs navbar. BrianCo 14:20, 12 October 2008 (EDT)

I'll get there in the end...I'm on other things for a while (suffering from a surfeit of Ethels) but I'll be back to them. AlanE 14:30, 12 October 2008 (EDT)

Redirects

I commented on the music page you edited, but just so you know, it's always better to link to the actual page (where possible) than to link to a redirect, just because redirects can be broken, and they are harder to fix then straight links. That is, if the National Association of How To spell set out a new rule that Bach should be spelled Back, you can make one change (on the actual page with the data), and not have to worry about all the redirects. otherwise, you manually have to rewrite a bunch of redirect pages. It does mean spelling out the whole name "J.S. Bach|Bach", but in the long run, it's "better". Or so the world says. grins. --JeanJacques 18:04, 29 October 2008 (EDT)

Christopher Wren

Thank you! --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 13:20, 2 November 2008 (EST)

I was thinking about the big gap between 2nd and 14th centuries overnight...but all I could remember was Henry Yvele (or Yevele) who did some of the Perpendicular stuff. (Canterbury Cathedral at least.) I think he was 14th century though. I will chase down the fella who built Edward I's Welsh castles - he's in the back of my mind somewhere but refuses to peek out. I have half a mind on it whilst I do private stuff. If I think of anyone I'll put it on the "Famous Architects" talk page. AlanE 13:36, 2 November 2008 (EST)
Please do. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 14:46, 2 November 2008 (EST)
I have already...AlanE 14:51, 2 November 2008 (EST)

!!!!

Oi!

Leave my edit to scottish monarchs alone, i put the link around the dates for a reason you know!!!! thanks a lot for making me loads of extra work! :( --PhilipV 16:11, 5 November 2008 (EST)

Or shall i put it simply, LEAVE IT ALONE!!! (i know about your work on some scottish monarchs, and i agknowledge them, dont worry.) --PhilipV 16:17, 5 November 2008 (EST)

Smile and say please when you say that. AlanE 16:31, 5 November 2008 (EST)
-sigh- :) --PhilipV 16:34, 5 November 2008 (EST)
I aim to have this list complete by the end of the week , so please dont interfere until the list is complete, then please (note: please) do either tell me on my talk page, or on the scotland talk page if you want to take bits off it, thanks--PhilipV 16:39, 5 November 2008 (EST)

List

Monarchs of Scotland

House Of Stuart

The problem now is I can't seem to link Edgar...It may need an official disambiguation page. If I were more computer literate..... AlanE 23:36, 9 November 2008 (EST)

Don't pollute a talk page

Don't pollute a talk page with a personal attack, like what you just did on Talk:Barack Obama.--Aschlafly 18:54, 10 November 2008 (EST)

I quote:We are trying to build an encyclopedia here. Either help out or get out of the way, HGridley. You might find more people who think you are funny on a liberalpedia, if one exists.

The only truly funny thing about your note is that you call them "cantidates", which is a true record of how liberals treat Black Americans -- telling them "You can't, so depend on the government to do so for you." BHarlan 18:29, 10 November 2008 (EST)

In my eyes, that is also a personal attack. I also consider that BHarlan's edits are, in the main, not particularly encyclopedic. That is my opinion only of course. I suppose I get a bit crabby at people who come and spend nearly all their time on variations on the same theme whilst I am getting up at four in the morning to find the time to do what I do here...which is 99point something per cent true encyclopedic. Can you deny I am trying to actually build an encyclopedia. If you think I am unproductive then ban me. if you agree I am productive then please give me at least some of the same leeway you extend to those you agree with. CheersAlanE 19:26, 10 November 2008 (EST)

AlanE, in hockey the third person who enters a fight is ejected. You jumped into a dispute with your own personal attack. Don't pollute a talk page like that.
Moreover, BHarlan's comment was informative and appropriate. I found HGridley's prior comment to be offensive, despite my warning.
Your substantive edits are appreciated. Godspeed.--Aschlafly 19:38, 10 November 2008 (EST)
And don't feel bad about being singled out as a 'polluter'. Often we choose to speak to the person who has shown the greatest maturity, so a person who is already setting a good example can show an even better one. --Ed Poor Talk 16:00, 30 November 2008 (EST)

Clausell

Thank you!

--User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 21:54, 14 November 2008 (EST)

Artists

Done, thanks. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 21:22, 20 November 2008 (EST)

Thank you! AlanE 21:30, 20 November 2008 (EST)
AlanE, please, who are those two great composers that are left? I am planing to have two composers sections to have classical along. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 19:23, 21 November 2008 (EST)
Brahms and Handel are usually considered right up there at the top.
Film composers are a funny breed...they use the classical idiom, but its usually up to a century old. The battle scene at the start of "Gladiator" is so much like "Mars" from "The Planets" that it must be a template. The last battle in "Troy" harks back to the "Battle on the Ice" scene in Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky". The main phrase in the scene where Superman takes Lois for a fly in the first Superman movie, is a direct pinch from a phrase near the end of Richard Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration". They are very good at their job, but they are not "great" composers in the true sense of the word. Good, if not great composers have written film scores of course...Prokofiev, Shostakovich, William Walton, Vaughan Williams, Copland, Korngold, etc. (And did you know that the first music written specifically for a film was by Saint Saens?) but they were classical composers before they went near films.

Cole Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Mercer, etc. were great but they were not "classical". They need their own classification. When popular composers try and write something classical (like Meredith Wilson's symphonies, or Leroy Anderson's piano concerto) it never quite gets there. I can think of only one who sits comfortably as a true classical composer whilst feted also in the popular idiom and that Leonard Bernstein. I will now go back into my hole. AlanE 20:02, 21 November 2008 (EST)

Thank you for your reply. I like Brahms and Händel, but are they as famous as Chopin? --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 07:14, 22 November 2008 (EST)

G'morning, Joaquín. Chopin wrote just for the piano. Apart from a couple of piano concertos and a cello sonata that is all he is known for....solo piano music. Some of the best ever written and much of it of an emotional intensity that can grab you. And for that - as well as for a strange sort of relationship with a strange sort of woman (George Sands) - he has grabbed the imagination of the public's attention (and Hollywood's) as one of the "great" composers. Which he is...for the piano.

Handel is known as one of the top 2 high baroque composers. People say "Bach and Handel" in the one breath - he is that good. Completely different in temperament and style in his output of course - he made and lost fortunes writing for the stage. But posterity owes him as much for his concerti grossi, organ concertos, chamber works, the two suites for augmented military band that have come down to us as the Water Music and Fireworks Music (one of which caused the first recorded traffic jam in history) his anthems and other church music, keyboard music - the lot. He is a part of every British coronation: and Christmas and Easter would not be the same in the English speaking countries without the enumerable Messiahs popping up, not only in concert halls but churches and town halls, and parks - many of them amateur productions. Grass roots stuff. I bet you that you can hum more Handel tunes than any other classical composer. He is part of the fabric of western culture right down to the farmer who turns up at his church hall to rehearse a bit of Handel for the service on Sunday.

As is Brahms, but in a different way. Brahms ain't "popular". Just great. When I say popular I mean amongst the general classical-illiterate public. And he is not for the young....you seem to grow into Brahms with age. He is recognised, though, as one of the truly great composers of "pure music"; that is music not written to a program. He is also considered the true symphonic heir to Beethoven. Like Bach and Handel mark the peak of the high baroque, and Beethoven the classical era, Brahms represents the pinnacle of the Romantic period. After him the movement started breaking up. He wrote four of the 20 great symphonies, two of the twenty great piano concertos, one of the top 4 violin concertos; he is one of the top 5 most popular writers of chamber music. His "Requiem" is in the top 5. He is one of the top four 19th century song composers. Pianists enjoy his many short piano pieces. He is second to none as a writer of "variations". When he died there was a state funeral and procession through the streets of Vienna attended by foreign heads of state...not to mention scores of thousands of ordinary citizens.

Are you sorry you asked? If you're going to hit me at 4:30 in the morning with something close to my heart.... :-) AlanE 14:06, 22 November 2008 (EST)

Excellent Alan, a very rich dissertation! --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 07:38, 23 November 2008 (EST)
Thanks again! --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 21:37, 1 December 2008 (EST)

Ship

Done, it has been a pleasure my friend! --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 18:55, 8 December 2008 (EST)

Happy Holiday

The same to you my dear friend. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 15:34, 19 December 2008 (EST)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!----PhilipV I Support our Troops! 07:02, 25 December 2008 (EST)>>>

....And to you, Philip. AlanE 13:22, 25 December 2008 (EST)

Categories

Please only use the subcategory and not the categories above it when applying categories to articles. Thanks. Learn together 03:28, 31 December 2008 (EST)