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Bad Links

You've recently placed links that do not work on 3 different pages. "Cover description" is also probably not the title of the article you are referencing.

Cover description byEmmett Williams. Creation Research Society Quarterly Volume 30, Number 3, December 1993, 30:119.

An Evaluation of the John Woodmorappe Flood Geology Model-Part Two by A. W. Melhert. Creation Research Society Quarterly Volume 30, Number 3, December 1993, 30:149-159.

--Mr. Ashcraft 12:25, 28 January 2007 (EST)


FYI - If the CRSQ article isnt online - you can still link to the file that contains the abstracts for that issue. I compiled them a few years ago while the webmaster for CRS.

--Mr. Ashcraft 14:06, 31 January 2007 (EST)

Bad links

Thanks for the info, I think I presumed that all articles were available on line, but only selected articles are. I will check into the abstracts, though I imagine some short articles don't have them. --John Baab 15:20, 31 January 2007 (EST)

Reference format

Take a look at the formatting guide for references. Its best to be consistent.


--Mr. Ashcraft 17:50, 17 February 2007 (EST)

I'll do my best to get references up to snuff, and will try to check back on references I have already written. I hate to admit that I don't know where to look up "standard MLA formatting". If you could give me a hint I would appreciate it.

By the way, should I start a disambiguation page if needed? One of the CRSQ articles refers to Michael Dentons thoughts on Typology, meaning how animals are classified as types due to related features which could be a difficulty for evolution. The Typology article Creation Wiki already has is about Biblical Typology, which is perfectly reasonable. However, I shouldn't start a new Typology page, I presume.--John Baab 21:06, 19 February 2007 (EST)


I tweaked that file for you. Typology

--Mr. Ashcraft 16:23, 23 February 2007 (EST)

CRSQ references


Please provide a link to references if available online. CRSQ references should be linked to the abstract if the article is not published on the internet. For most of the references you've provided, I simply searched for the title in Google to find the link.

Also note below the proper format for CRSQ references.

--Mr. Ashcraft 23:18, 26 February 2007 (EST)

Thank you, will do. --John Baab 20:20, 27 February 2007 (EST)

Lucifer on the Loose

I dont find this CRSQ title - "Lucifer on the Loose" in the CRSQ abstract archive for 26-4. Can you confirm. Found here - Bioluminescence.

--Mr. Ashcraft 10:50, 31 March 2007 (EDT)

Lucifer on the Loose is the title of the front page and of a short article, without an abstract, in the issue. It has references and comments and so seems to be reasonable to quote as authoritative. However, being a short article, it doesn't show up on the abstract list. It is really there in the original magazine though it doesn't show up on the internet.

I will remove the abstract reference, since it doesn't appear. I'm still correcting some errors made before I understood better how the CRS site works. --John Baab 11:12, 4 April 2007 (EDT)

Reference format

The references you just added are not formatted properly. Please see the Bibliographic formatting guidelines at CreationWiki:Citing sources. --Mr. Ashcraft - (talk) 12:07, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Sorry, I got carried away and didn't bother to look for the actual title. I will correct them. Sometimes it seems wise to add some sort of note about the content of the reference when it is not obvious from the title. Is it okay in that case to add a short comment outside of the blue reference?

I will be happy to go back and correct the references.--John Baab 14:37, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

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Please sign your post and leave me a link to the page in question.

Difficulty in connecting to CreationWiki.

I thought I should copy this item from the Coffeehouse to ask any more questions:

Would it help if we informed you (somehow) of exactly what times we tried to open CreationWiki and we could not? Do you need information about when users are not able to open the site? Even since the update to a dedicated server there have been several day long periods when my browser could not open CreationWiki.--John Baab 06:01, 20 March 2008 (PDT)

No. That is not necessary. There are administrators working on the site each day.

The CreationWiki has not been offline since we updated to a dedicated server. Your inability to load it must have been a person connectivity issue (i.e. your computer was not connecting to your webhost, you were using the wrong URL, etc.) --Mr. Ashcraft - (talk) 08:18, 20 March 2008 (PDT)

This doesn't seem quite right. I have a folder in my Firefox bookmarks menu that has 30 news sites that I open daily. One of them is CreationWiki. Since I open bookmarks, the URL is always the same, and since I open it along with a group of other sites, there shouldn't be any webhost problem. However, the only two that often have trouble opening are CreationWiki and a Solar observer satellite page from NASA:

Certainly there may be a problem with our computer or our internet hosting, but whatever it is, it seems to be specific to CreationWiki. I will certainly survive if I can only hook up from here on occasions, and I am not complaining. I am letting you know in case the problem is more widespread than you think it is.

Whatever, thank you very much for this wonderful Internet ministry. --John Baab 16:20, 22 March 2008 (PDT)

.............. I am desperate.

Hi John, some suggestions:

Open a MS DOS window (in XP) by going to start and clicking on run In the box of the small window that opens type 'cmd' without apostrophes, and the MS DOS window will open. Then simply type the following.

do "ping" to see, if you can get a basic connection to the server.
do "tracert" to see where on the way the data gets lost
use a proxyserver like to see, if other computers can access
Next time you run into trouble, send us the results of these checks.
Ever since the wiki was installed on the dedicated server it was available from my computer.
Evermann 12:17, 23 March 2008 (PDT)

added to not lose--John Baab 07:59, 24 March 2008 (PDT)


We are encouraging all established users to use the Footnote system for references - as a method of providing both the in-text and bibliography citations. Your text on Deinosuchus contained 2 in-text references and another listed in the Bibliography without a corresponding number in the text. The footnote system should help...

Take a look at the changes I made to your text.

For help on using footnotes, see Help:Footnote.

Also - it is best to include a page number for all book citations.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 21:58, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

thanks for reviewing my entries Jean-claude perez 09:28, 17 October 2010 (PDT)


Good to see you are still around man! :)... good edits as always.--Tony 12:53, 5 December 2010 (PST)

Thank you

Thank you for your help correcting my mistakes in English. I would ask you, without abusing of your good will to help me also in the article Evolution program. Again, thank you very much. Luiz Alexandre Silva 05:27, 20 March 2012 (PDT)

Thank you again for the help. You did a very nice job. I will study your modifications to improve my english. Hugs, Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:23, 20 March 2012 (PDT)

Another help

Dear John, I would like to ask the help of reviewing an article I did. I am unsure about the quality of the English text. Would greatly appreciate it if you could help me. I am unsure mainly in the notes text.

The article is Alternative splicing

Thank you a lot

God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva 14:11, 24 February 2013 (PST)

Thank you for the support and corrections. You're always solicitous to help me, which I really appreciate. A big hug, God bless you! Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:23, 25 February 2013 (PST)


Thank you for your kindness help! Fixed! Hugs! Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 11:32, 28 September 2015 (EDT)

In the artice Order from chaos there is a phrase that have this text: "Now any time energy is applied to to a system there is some degree of randomness to how it is applied." I am not sure whether the two 'to's are correct or no. Can you help me check this? ty in advance! Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 11:41, 28 September 2015 (EDT)
ty again! God bless you, Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 10:12, 29 September 2015 (EDT)

Problem on Fred Hoyle page

There was simply a misformatted "reference" tag on the page. I corrected the tag and the page now loads. You shouldn't have any more trouble with it.

--Ashcraft - (reply) 11:42, 1 May 2016 (EDT)