Talk:Marcus Martianus Gangalius (Nova Roma)

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Duplicate entry

This civis has two pages. The other one's Marcus Martianius Gangalius (Nova Roma). Which is the correct spelling of his nomen: Martianus or Martianius? -- Marius Peregrinus 20:28, 3 September 2007 (CEST)

The correct spelling of his nomen is: Martianius. --Lupus 13:36, 3 September 2007 (HST)
So what do we do with this Martianus page...? -- Marius Peregrinus 06:46, 6 September 2007 (CEST)
I don't know if there's a set way to "delete" an unwanted page. I was going to ask Agricola, since he's been doing this for a while. It may be a bit anal, but I was hoping to work on each of the things that will need to be corrected one-by-one. That way I wouldn't lose track of what was being done, and it should also ensure corrections were made correctly. I just finished putting back the Gens Martiania page -- I usually get to it my clicking on Martiania on my civis page. Would you mind looking at it to see if I messed anything up? I tried to put in the stylistic editorials that Cordus had made to the previous page, fixing italics and capitalization. Change of question: In your and other's signatures, it shows "(CEST)". Is this a special way to sign your comment, or is it your time zone? I was thinking it was a time zone, which is why I was putting "(HST) -- Hawaii Standard Time". -- Lupus 21:20, 5 September 2007 (HST)
Yep, I can delete pages. Let me know when all is done and whatever is left over I will take care of for you. Agricola 01:47, 7 September 2007 (CEST)
Good to know you can delete pages. I will let you know when I think I'm done with all the needed editing. -- Lupus 07:57, 7 September 2007 (CEST)

Double entry on page

On this page, "", in the section, "Articles in category "Gens Martiania (Nova Roma)" ", I would like to delete the first entry, the one with the gens spelling of Martianus. If I delete that line, will it mess anything else up?

If it is okay to delete the line, then I guess the next step would be to also delete the page that it links to - that would be the page for Marcus Martianus Gangalius (Nova Roma), correct? -- Lupus 08:06 7 September 2007 (CEST)

That is a redirect to a category page "Category:Gens Martiania (Nova Roma)". The bottom half is made automatically. Any page that has [[Category:Gens Martiania (Nova Roma)]] on it will appear on the category. If you don't want the page anymore, you can delete it and it will disappear from the category automatically. If you want to save the page but don't want it in the category, just remove the category tag from the article. Agricola 12:01, 8 September 2007 (CEST)
Okay, I understand. I think that I should check with Gangalius who formed gens Martiania before I delete the old page with the incorrect spelling. I'll write him separately asking about this, as well as letting him know what I'm doing with the edits of our pages. I should know in a day or so which way to go. -- Lupus 22:34, 8 September 2007 (CEST)

Time zone

CEST = Central European Standard Time. (In the summer, for those countries that observe it, it'll be CEDT [Daylight Time].) Why that particular zone...? It's Rome time. Everything on the Wiki site is set to Rome time unless you tell it otherwise in your User Preferences. -- Marius Peregrinus 04:50, 7 September 2007 (CEST)

That's right; I forgot about everything being set to Rome time. -- Lupus 07:57, 7 September 2007 (CEST)
Are you signing your edits by hand...? Usually we just do two dashes [--] followed by four tildes [~~~~]. This automatically makes our signatures, links them to our User pages (the personal ones), and puts a time-and-date stamp (Rome time) on the edit. (Talk pages only; articles themselves don't get signed.) -- Marius Peregrinus 09:35, 7 September 2007 (CEST)
Yes, I was signing my edits by hand. I didn't know there was any other way to do it. At the end of the help file for dates it says "The local time template should *NOT* be used." I didn't see anything else about dates in any of the other help files. And, since your signing gets converted, I thought everyone was figuring it out by hand. I did think that was a bit cumbersome, but didn't know any other way. I finally started using a timezone converter last night to make it easier to do the calculation. <grin> Let me try what you've explained now. Thanks! -- Marcus Martianius Lupus 11:49, 8 September 2007 (CEST)

Okay, good. I see how that works. But, could you explain how to sign so only my cognomen Lupus displays? (See above) -- Marcus Martianius Lupus 11:58, 8 September 2007 (CEST)
Click My Preferences (top of the page) and enter "Lupus" for your nickname. Save your change. Done! Agricola 12:04, 8 September 2007 (CEST)
Thanks! Now to try it out. By the way, this page is getting a bit lengthy and cumbersome, what do we do when we are finished discussing a topic (e.g., this side discussion on 'time zones' and 'nicknames')? Would I just erase (delete) it the next time I make a reply to the 'duplicate/double entry' things up above? -- Lupus 22:34, 8 September 2007 (CEST)
I just start new topics at the top. I will write up the procedure for subpages, though, so folks can have an archiving option. Or just delete, as it is your user:talk page. Agricola 23:38, 8 September 2007 (CEST)
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