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Leave messages for Geoffrey Fröberg Morris here (most recent on the bottom)

Leave messages for me here, and "sign" them with four tildes (~~~~) so I can easily see who the message is from.

Please vote on search result title link color

Some users have reported that the red color of the article title links in search results are confusing because in a Mediawiki site, a red link means a link to a page that has no content. There is a poll on the forums as to whether to make the links blue instead, which would also conform to what Google and Bing do. Please read the thread/explanation and vote. RitcheyMT 16:21, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Help with HTML - 2 tables side by side

Hi, I saw your thread in the forums and thought I would answer it best here. --Steve 23:21, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

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More help

Several ways exist to do what you are asking. Above uses templates that require someone changing to go into Wikitext whereas other methods do not require this. Below is one such method.

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Infobox Swedish Parishes

Hi Geoff, I noticed that you started a template Infobox Swedish Parishes and then moved it to the main namespace. This page now states a Template loop detected. I would be willing to help you work your way through creating what you have in mind. My guess is that you would like an infobox template for Swedish Parishes that can then be customised for each article it is added to. Earlier this year I copied across {{Infobox settlement}} which is a general purpose template and probably contains more options than needed, but could be looked at to see what is possible. --Steve 14:22, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Stockholm City

Thanks so much for correcting my mistakes. Over 1000 Portal pages put in my lap, I am likely to get a few wrong. Great to have people like you to check and correct. I will try to do better. Thanks again.Sandralpond 20:17, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

New Problem

Your page Denmark Archives and Libraries has two links, the last two under, Other Libraries have been unlinked because these sites have been hacked and changed. I left them on but unlinked. Do you want to replace them with something that works? Sandralpond 18:42, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

No, they can just be removed.
MorrisGF 16:07, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Contributor Meeting

We would like to extend this invitation to join us for the next Wiki Contributor's Meeting to be held Thursday, June 6th at 1:00 PM Mountain time. Please follow the link to the Wiki Contributors Meeting for further instructions on how to join:

We are looking forward to your feedback on how things are going as well as:

  • hints or tips you have to share that may benefit other moderators.
  • ways to resolve problems that arise.
  • areas that you may need assistance.

If for some reason you cannot attend, please forward anything you would like to share. We will be happy to bring it before the group and provide a response. You may also post any feedback on the agenda above or on my Talk page:


Robin Foster
Wiki Support Team

Deletion of image on Denmark's page

In response to your inquiry regarding the picture on the Denmark page. Apparently 1 million 4 thousand viewers were not Danish or they did not understand the historical significance of the picture. It is a memorial in Tallinn of the defeat of Denmark by King Valdemar II in the battle of Lyndanisse. Would anyone want the memorial of their defeat by another country on their countries page? The memorial depicted is in Tallinn not Denmark. Parrisl 21:59, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Image on Denmark's page

The battle of Lyndanisse was a great victory by the Danes, see below:
The story goes that a large Danish army led by Valdemar II captured an important trade port. Then the Danish crusaders began to build a castle to control the area (Tallinn means Danish fortress.) While the castle is being built the Estonians gather an army. On 15 June 1219 the Estonians attacked from 5 directions in what is known as the Battle of Lyndanisse. Initially the battle did not go well until one of the Danish allies led a counter attack which allowed the Danish crusaders to regroup and attack again. This time the Danish crusaders defeated the Estonian army. Tallinn and a large part of Estonia was then under the control of Denmark. According to legend, Archbishop Sunesen said a prayer on a hilltop during the battle. When he raised his arms to the sky, the Danes advanced in battle. When he lowered his arms the Danes pulled back. Helpers came forward and helped the old archbishop to keep his arms raised. When the battle was at its worst, God sent help to the Danes. As a sign of Gods help a red flag with a white cross appeared in the sky, which encouraged the Danish soldiers to such a great victory. King Valdemar II announced that the cross on a flag gave the Danes their victory. He declared the symbol to become the Danish flag, now known as the Dannebrog. That flag is the oldest, unchanged, national flag in the world.

MorrisGF 16:54, 22 January 2014 (UTC)