User talk:JonesWD

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    Welcome...[edit source]

Hello JonesWD!

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Again, welcome! Kara 14:27, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Hello![edit source]

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Rathdrum, Kootenai, Idaho[edit source]

Warren, I just got a message that you had deleted the page with the above title. That is the correct title. We are listing towns in Idaho in the order of town, county, state. The page that should be deleted is in the order of state, county, town. I have transferred all the content of the page entitled "Idaho, Kootenai, Rathdrum" to the correctly titled page. Jimmy B. Parker 17:46, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Sidebar links to the forums[edit source]

Hi Warren,

I noticed that you changed the forums links in the sidebar from two specific link to one general link. What was the thinking behind this change? --Steve (talk| contribs) 19:45, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

I changed the link on the Spanish because they seemed to be redundant.  I didn't notice the difference of the links so I combined them on the

Block user[edit source]

Warren, I don't know where else to post this. It appears you have blocked a user in the past so probably have rights. It appears that User:Pkzwwnoka has been replacing good articles with random genealogical data in a block. I've tried to revert (manually or using the undo button) the two articles I found (PRF and one on using the Internet) that were changed to this block of data. I'm wondering if this is a spam account. Could you fix this or transfer it to whoever oversees blocking. Additionally, any help in making such complaints easier to report would be welcome! --User:GreenwoodKL

Thank you for reporting this issue. I have put a block on that user. If you see anymore instances please let me know. --Warren

Hi Warren, do you think that blocking the user should be the first action. I agree that the contributions should have been reversed, but these look to be the first edits of a new user rather than anything malicious. The blocking policy talks about blocking being a result of not following policy or conditions of use. So what I'm saying is shouldn't have someone tried to contact the user first before putting the block on. --Steve (talk| contribs) 16:50, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

The thing about this particular issue is that this person didn't have a created talk page to write anything plus the username leads me to believe it was a random username created. Warren

User talk pages are not created automatically, most are often created when someone from the welcoming committee adds a message to talk pages of new users. As the the username, I performed a Google query a found that it has been used at various sites by a person named Patti Jones Zavorka. My guess is that the individual was mistaken in the edits rather than malicious and as such the block should be removed and an offer of help/assistance is made to this new user. --Steve (talk| contribs) 18:01, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted page[edit source]

Warren,  Why did you delete the page Santa Clara California Family History Center/Contact Information?  I had help creating this page from Bro. Smith at Wiki, so I think it's legit.  I would like to have it restored. Can you help do that?  Thanks Cgehlbach 00:20, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
Christine, get back to me if there is anything else I can help you with. Klk3 00:28, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

What is the link of the deletion I haven't deleted any page for a very long while. Warren

Warren, I was helping Christine on the wiki chat line yesterday. The site is
As you will see, the comment was "19:41, 23 November 2011 JonesWD (Talk | contribs) deleted "Santa Clara California Family History Center/Contact Information" ‎ (content was: "
Santa Clara FHC
875 Quince Ave.
Santa Clara, CA


Location Map
Sat-Sun-Mon: Closed
Tues thru Fri: 9am-4pm [once COVID-19 shutdown ends]
Wed-Thurs:7pm-9pm [once COVID-19 shutdown ends]
FHC Pages
Local Resources
Center Resources
=== Location === :*875 Quince Avenue, Santa Clara, California :*Entrance on the north side of the Church :*Ample parking in front of the door :*Wheelchair access available on request. Please cal…")" 

Linda restored the page, so the problem is resolved. Apparently you responded to a delete template that was added to the page by mistake.

Navboxes[edit source]

Hi, I recently contacted Steve about a problem I was having with the navboxes not displaying the hide/show links and not collapsing in the other language wikis. He said the required java script was not installed on the other language wikis. He pointed me to the code MediaWiki:Common.js that is needed, but I don't have administrator rights to add the code. I noticed that you were an administrator on many of the other wikis and wanted to ask you if you could add the code for me.

Thanks, Lotje2 19:14, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

I added the MediaWiki:Common.js to all the language Wikis. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.  Warren 16:25, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Help Edit Problem[edit source]


Over the last 3 days, I have not been able to do very little work on the Wiki. I am one of the service missionaries and a member of the Wiki Support Team. I do hundreds of pages a week and now can't stay in the site. It is kicking us all out and we have to resign in. Have done the cookies clean and change the browser etc. Get kicked out every time and most edits do not stay. I can get the main page to show me on personal area but will still show me not signed in. PLEASE help!!!Sandralpond 22:21, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

It appears to be a problem with the The engineers have reportedly fixed the problem a few minutes ago. I am still trying to test it to make sure we can call it fixed. If you still see it happen from now on please let me know. Warren 20:31, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Problem opening recording of Webex Meetings[edit source]

Warren, Our three new missionary say they can't get into the meeting recording on our pages. Pages are Wikitext - Lesson One and Wikitext - Lesson Two links are the last on the page under recording. They work for the rest of us. We have made sure they either are using Firefox or the preferences are fixed for Chrome. One has tried every thing she can( she has 30 year computor experience). They are able to do everything else on the Wiki. The user names are User:KimberlyAnnMartin, User:Lionelfullwood and User:Jnobbie thanks for any help. Sandralpond 02:28, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Testing[edit source]