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Please feel free to delete this message from your user-talk page after viewing... Ashcraft - (talk) 14:34, 7 March 2012 (PST)

Welcome from Tony

Hey Luiz good to see you are active. Welcome to the community!--Tsommer (Tony) 16:53, 9 March 2012 (PST)
Hey Luiz... Sure I would love to try and help you with your article... Just message me when you feel you are done and then I can try to tweak it for English mistakes.--Tsommer (Tony) 12:42, 13 March 2012 (PDT)
I had to delete the Wikipedia copy/paste... Other than that the article was good.--Tsommer (Tony) 15:39, 14 March 2012 (PDT)
Anytime sir... We encourage you to write in your own words on the CreationWiki. You are doing great work!--Tsommer (Tony) 18:29, 16 March 2012 (PDT)


So, if it is possible, I would ask you to insert this code in Common.css and see if it will appear like that: the raw URL is rendered at the end of the citation, but is hidden except when printed.

OK done. That seemed to work on your example. --Ashcraft - (talk) 05:15, 19 March 2012 (PDT)


Even I create some articles, the number of articles still remain 5 (in the portuguese wiki). This is a bug or I am doing something wrong?

That is puzzling. I assume this is due to the minimum word-count that is used to distinguish actual articles from other sorts of files like redirects or stubs. Let me know if you find it to be otherwise - if the number doesn't rise with future new articles.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 06:18, 29 March 2012 (PDT)

Hi, Luiz,

It's been awhile since i've used a wiki. (I hope this message gets through to you.)

Thanks for your help. I managed to format my Essay, but don't know how to delete the original page. Apparently, only administrators can delete pages. Are you an admin? If so, can you delete the original page?

Thanks, JeTSpice 10:41, 29 March 2012 (PDT)Jeff

Puzzling error

The following error is show after each edition I´ve made : Erro na base de dados Ocorreu um erro sintáctico na pesquisa à base de dados. Isto pode indicar um defeito neste programa. A última tentativa de consulta à base de dados foi: (Consulta SQL em segundo-plano) na função "efUpdateCheckUserData". A base de dados devolveu o erro "1146: Table 'jcreatio_cwpt.cu_changes' doesn't exist (localhost)"

I've restored the table and saved a page to confirm the error message is gone and also that the page count updates. The site stats are as follows. Note that many of the pages that you created are administrative pages that are also not considered "content pages".

Páginas de conteúdo - 6

Páginas (Todas as páginas da wiki, incluindo páginas de discussão, redireccionamentos, etc.) - 95

The statistics page can be found here...

--Ashcraft - (talk) 18:21, 4 April 2012 (PDT)

Ok, I´ve compared what happened (now appears 6 instead of 5. I changed the criacionismo page adding a wiki link) with this link: Article count

Wiki-links are simply "internal links" to other articles on the site. The pt:criacionismo page already contained multiple wiki links - to Deus, cosmos, etc (plus the navbox links). Adding the one additional link to the page would have had no effect on its inclusion in the page count. The change to 6 was caused by the creation of the pt:Institute for Creation Research page.
p.s. The pagecount can be removed from the main page if you'd prefer, and restored at a later time. --Ashcraft - (talk) 08:26, 5 April 2012 (PDT)

PT Translations

Would you translate the following - so I can correctly configure the registration form on the PT site.

  • Select_your_viewpoint
  • Creationist
  • Noncreationist
  • No worldview specified
  • Prospective creationist authors
  • Prospective noncreationist reviewers

--Ashcraft - (talk) 09:16, 5 April 2012 (PDT)

about article

The article about Adauto_Lourenço that you wrote, seems just fine to me! Great work!--Tsommer (Tony) 10:56, 16 April 2012 (PDT)


It has been a huge pleasure to edit here. Other wikis are predominantly full of evolutionists and they ostensibly fight different points of view. It seems that the evolutionists are the new inquisition. They vote to delete pages of creationists (eg Adauto Lourenço page has been deleted three times), but they vote to keep pages of insignificant pornographic actors and actresses. So I decided to commit all my efforts here, because we share the same viewpoint, and it pleases God. I feel very welcome and I can only thank the opportunity. My problem is my English level, but many friends have helped me.
Thank you very much!

You're welcome.

I came to CW in December of 2006. I came looking for a resource, and found myself helping build one.--TemlakosTalk 11:45, 17 April 2012 (PDT)


I am building the template: Predefinição:Apagar. I don´t know if an user willing to propose one article for deletion should put the reasons in the CreationWiki in English or in the CriaçãoWiki in Portuguese. I await your guidance so I can finish this template.

I dont think requiring an English explanation for recommendations is necessary. I would allow them to do this in Portuguese.--Ashcraft - (talk) 20:05, 27 April 2012 (PDT)

Almeida Corrigida Fiel

I took in hand your English article above. I wasn't sure I took your meaning correctly, so please check it! I revised it not only for grammar and syntax (sentence structure) but also for idiom, which literally is our own way of saying a thing in English. (The native speakers of any language have "their own way" to express something. That is what idiom is; from the Greek idios, meanins "one's own.")--TemlakosTalk 06:55, 18 May 2012 (PDT)

Genetic drift

I'd like you to see the article genetic drift. I put a paragraph based on the model of the section of the article genetic drift of the Wikipedia, but the I changed the experience in number of colours. The image was also made by my employee and is very different from Wikipedia (both the marbles and the jars). I'd Like to heard your opinion. God bless you. Luiz Alexandre Silva 13:04, 25 May 2012 (PDT)

Awesome... BTW - havent forgotten about the portal graphic. There's a computer/software issue related to that, but I should be able to get to it soon. --Ashcraft - (talk) 19:11, 27 May 2012 (PDT)

CreationWiki portuguese portal.png

After trying to create this logo with my new software I found that I had already created it some time back.

Unfortunately the updated software that I had used previously has changed some and I was unable to find an exact match for the layer styles I had used before.

I went ahead and uploaded this older version, but when you get ready for the subject-specific portal logos the style of your set will look a little different than the others.

I inserted this logo on the PT site already.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 16:49, 1 July 2012 (PDT)

Lee Spetner

Dear Chris,in the article [[Lee Spetner[]] there is an error: Lee Spetner is not a Christian. He is a Jew. Luiz Alexandre Silva 09:24, 14 July 2012 (PDT)

Yes - you are correct. That error was previously noted, but the article written by a student who made some unfounded assumptions. Feel free to make the necessary corrections. --Ashcraft - (talk) 09:38, 14 July 2012 (PDT)

Edit summaries

When editing, it is courteous to leave an edit summary to inform others of what you did. When you only add a pt: link, the easiest thing to do is probably to copy it and paste that into the edit summary. Thanks. ~ Webster (talk) 00:07, 16 July 2012 (PDT)

Database repair

I ran the repair routine on all the databases. The English did have some serious problem, but the routine seems to have been able to correct it.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 06:54, 17 September 2012 (PDT)

About new articles

Luiz, not a problem man. I am glad to review and correct grammar/etc within your articles. It will be my pleasure, thanks for asking! And also, you are doing GREAT WORK! keep it up.--Tsommer (Tony) 11:34, 30 September 2012 (PDT)

Applicant worldview

The following applicant has applied for an account on the Spanish site, but did not specify a worldview (Creation or evolution). Although a biography was included, I'm unable to translate it. Would you contact this user by email and ask him to identify his worldview. This is required before an account can be approved as it determines their editorial privileges. Unfortunately, the failure to make this choice on the form does not generate an error, which properly instructs the applicant to identify this requirement.

Nombre de usuario ALEJANDRO MUÑIZ DIAZ
Nombre mauricio alejandro muñiz diaz
Correo electrónico (confirmado)
Biografía soy cristiano actual mete funjo como rejidor en el h. ayuntamientode valparaiso zac. maX.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 06:49, 3 October 2012 (PDT)

about changes

OK, I think the History article really needed an overhaul/re-organization, and I merged some content into its own article as well. Shouldn't be to many major changes to do. And about your article on the Civil War, for the most part it was really well written, just a few minor changes. --Tsommer (Tony) 11:20, 7 October 2012 (PDT)

French CreationWikii

Luiz: You've been such a hard-working administrator elsewhere, that it occurred to me that you might possibly have occasion to do a few "administrative" things on the French site. Even to subtly altering the Main Page (called the "Welcome Page" in French, or did you notice?).

The French site is my primary area of responsibility, and I felt I could use an active collaborator there.

Welcome aboard.--TemlakosTalk 05:52, 23 October 2012 (PDT)

AI article

Sounds good, I am pretty busy during the week, but will definitely read it through this weekend!--Tsommer (Tony) 16:48, 5 November 2012 (PST)

I am working on the spanish portals and I will ask you the favor of creating a spanish portal icon (like the portuguese portal icon you created before) like this: If you can help the text is: CreaciónWiki Portales

Sorry for the delay...
Creationwiki spanish portals.png

--Ashcraft - (talk) 17:01, 1 December 2012 (PST)

Maximiano´s promotion

I would like to ask you another favor. Use Maximiano It is a Pentecostal Christian creationist very committed to the creationist movement. He is involved in several other creationist websites and is a serious and dedicated person. I wish he was promoted to administrator if possible. I met him in a community on Orkut called "Creationism". He is very acquainted on this subject (Creationism). Luiz Alexandre Silva 03:51, 24 October 2012 (PDT)

Done. You guys are doing some great work on Português site!

--Ashcraft - (talk) 17:23, 1 December 2012 (PST)


It did not take me long to figure out that the user "GodAboveAll" was a faker.

Long ago I set a watch on the Atheism article. When I saw the changes, I knew something was wrong, so I rolled them back at once.

Then I took a look at his contributions. He hadn't made any, except those I just rolled back.

So I blocked him for good. For introducing content contrary to the Creationism POV.--TemlakosTalk 11:06, 30 December 2012 (PST)

Journal template

In the article Acts & facts I build a box suggesting a possible template for journals/magazines. Probably this is not the best and this box needs improvements. So I am asking if it is possible to you help me to improve the box. I would like also to know your opinion about the box.

Yes - looks like that will work just fine. Nice addition...

--Ashcraft - (talk) 16:33, 4 February 2013 (PST)

Alternative Splicing

I only changed a few words, definitely minor items. You are doing very well with your English. I only wish my Portuguese writing was that good.

This was a fascinating article. Keep up the good work.--John Baab 09:43, 25 February 2013 (PST)

Duane Gish article

I read over the article and just changed a few minor things. Good job.--Tsommer (Tony) 16:22, 24 March 2013 (PDT)

Uploads to pool & pool categories

When uploading an image that is already on the English CW, the same filename must be used, or the image will no longer be visible on any page using the image when it is deleted from the English database. However, sometimes you might decide that a better filename should be used when uploading the new image (to one that is more descriptive - alphanumerics should never be used as filenames). If this is the case, then the articles using the image must be updated with the new filename after upload. You can find articles the image is used on by looking for the heading in the bottom of the page that says "File links".

Regarding the pool categories - here is a little help to understand this setup. The category structure on the Pool is (generally speaking) a duplicate of the categories on the English site. There are of course some exceptions to this, as there are some categories on the pool that are image-specific. The categorization will also diverge from what is found on the English CW once there are several images of a specific subject.

The red sea photo you just moved to the pool offers an example of the difference.

Note the categories on the following page. If there is but a single image of this topic, the categories for the image would be the same.

However, if several images are uploaded - a new category should be created that is subject-specific. Note that I created a new "category:Red sea" on the pool. This category will then become a subcategory of those previously used by the image (or the article on the English creation wiki)

Note the categories on this page. They are a duplicate of the article.

However, if you look at the categories of the individual images, you will see that one is also in the category "satellite image", and the other is in the category "map". These are some of the image-specific categories that are unique to the pool.

p.s. I really like the idea of templates for the copyright status declarations. The upload form contains a field that says "Licensing" that I believe can be used for this purpose. ???

--Ashcraft - (talk) 09:07, 31 March 2013 (PDT)

David Berlinski

Your English is good. I broke your text into three paragraphs, changed a preposition ("of" to "by"), and took out one instance of the word "the." You can run a differential on your version against mine.--TemlakosTalk 13:05, 5 April 2013 (PDT)

Concerning Apsides


The template Infobox Planet includes a call to the template named Apsides. Here is the relevant code:

<!----Periapsis ------------> {{#if:{{{periapsis|}}}| <!--then:--> {{!}}width=50% {{!}} '''[[Apsis{{!}}Peri{{{apsis|{{apsides|{{{primary|generic}}}}}}}}]]''' {{!}} [[Periapsis::{{{periapsis}}}]]{{{periapsisauth|}}}| <!--else--> }} {{!-}} <!----Apoapsis ------------> {{#if:{{{apoapsis|}}}| <!--then:--> {{!}}width=50% {{!}} {{#switch: {{{apsis|{{apsides|{{{primary|generic}}}}}}}} |helion |eridion |uranion |areion |hermion |astron = '''[[Apsis{{!}}Ap{{{apsis|{{apsides|{{{primary|generic}}}}}}}}]]''' |'''[[Apsis{{!}}Apo{{{apsis|{{apsides|{{{primary|generic}}}}}}}}]]'''}} {{!}} [[Apoapsis::{{{apoapsis}}}]]{{{apoapsisauth|}}}| <!--else--> }} {{!-}}

I recently changed the code to work better with the proper elision of the letter "o" in the prefix "apo-" for an apapsis.

Briefly: when you specify a periapsis, Infobox Planet needs to label it. Now sure, it could simply use the generic "periapsis" for all primaries. But I like to follow the naming convention of choosing a name that says, "This is the body's closest approach to the primary named in the root."

Infobox Planet calls the "Apsides" template with the name of the primary. And whatever the name is, Apsides returns the Greek root.

Hence, when you are working with any planet, the primary is the Sun. So




as you would normally expect.

Similarly, if you are working with a moon of Jupiter, the template call will return:


And it will return similar roots, named for ancient Greek names for the primaries. Hence:







I have predetermined roots for the Sun, any planet, the Galaxy, any star other than the Sun (if we ever write an article about a named extrasolar planet), and even for a black hole. As long as you spell it properly and respect the case, Apsides will return the correct root. Otherwise it will reeturn "apsis," so it will not blow up.

In that way, our articles respect the naming conventions, but I don't have to rush around correcting errors when people mis-name the apsides. For reasons of linguistic history and consistency, for example, I have decided to refer to the apsides of Jupiter as "perizene" and "apozene" instead of the hybridized "perijove" and "apojove" I have occasionally seen in the astronomical literature. That's just one example.

Hope that helps.

The Arc Type


The Inclination and Axial Tilt types depend on another, more basic type called Type:Arc

You need to create that on the Portuguese side, just as you created an equivalent for the Length type.

--TemlakosTalk 13:03, 14 April 2013 (PDT)

New Server upgrade

> It is allowed to edit the CreationWiki or I need to wait for the conversion of the server. Could you help me on this question? Sincerely

I don't have any updates that I can yet pass along. Sorry for the delay. Hopefully it wont be much longer. The server is very unstable and crashing often, but you may do some editing. --Ashcraft - (talk) 19:44, 6 May 2013 (PDT)


I made another template in the portuguese creationwiki and I would like you to appreciate if you consider good that I make an equal for the English version. You can see the portuguses version here. It is an overview of the views of all CreationWikis

Looks good. I think it would work well on the CreationWiki stats page. However, I'm thinking that we might want to remove the Polish and Hebrew sites from all listings until these languages start seeing development.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 11:39, 26 June 2013 (EDT)

Archaeology page

I would like to ask if it is possible to create a page Archaeology replacing the redirect with a page on secular Archaeology. Luiz Alexandre Silva 10:00, 8 July 2013 (EDT)

Yes - that would be fine.

Also we need to install the embed video plugin on that site. Here's a video for the mainpage.


--Ashcraft - (talk) 09:58, 21 July 2013 (EDT)

French article and template


First, I definitely approve of your use of the word ébauche to translate, into French, the meaning of the English word stub as we use it. The word you chose can stand for a draft, a rough sketch, or a rough outline. That's exactly what a "stub" is, in a wiki. Good choice. (Though if you have any question about that, you can always go to Wikipedia, find the template you want, and see the French-language version. Under the Gnu Free Documentation License, you have the perfect right to copy text and code from Wikipedia, so long as you can make it work independently. Needless to say, CreationWiki is also under the Gnu Free Doc. License.)

Second: the proper way to express the passive voice in French, when you have no specific agent in mind, is a reflexive construction. So: we say "is constituted," but a Frenchman says "constitutes itself." Hence, se constitue instead of est constitué.

English might be the only language in the world (you can check me on that) that does not have deponent verbs, that is, verbs that you write reflexively to get their meaning across. For instance, in English, I might say to you, "Sit down, please." In French, I say, «Asseyez-vous, s'il vous plaît.» That phrase literally means, "Seat yourself, please." I'd say you're safe to rewrite any verb from the passive voice to a reflexive form, unless you're ready to name the agent. FOr example:

In English: The song is sung. In French, Le chanson se chant.


In English: The song is sung by Louis. In French: Le chanson est chanté par Louis.

See the difference?--TemlakosTalk 09:46, 25 July 2013 (EDT)


Sounds Good Luiz, just lemme know when to review it.--Tsommer (Tony) 19:53, 3 August 2013 (EDT)

I have just finished editing your article on information. It was written really well, and I didn't find to much to correct, just some minor spelling mistakes. The main change was going to the cquote format... --Tsommer (Tony) 20:06, 5 August 2013 (EDT)
God bless you too Luiz! Lets make 2013 an even better year for CreationWiki. --Tsommer (Tony) 22:28, 5 August 2013 (EDT)

See Also

The "See Also" sections were more prominently used before we built the Navboxes. In most cases those links were then incorporated into the Navbox and the "See Also" section deleted as a separate element.

Before the navbox, the "See Also" section was placed above the External Links, but it made sense to move them next to the Navbox for titles that were not given a place in the Navbox.

Most important perhaps, is that no link should appear in a "See Also" if it is already included within the text or the Navbox. But we only include links in the Navbox to articles with substantial content.

--Ashcraft - (talk) 12:07, 13 August 2013 (EDT)

Christ myth theory

The article is not done yet. What I did is put an active edit template on it, so that when I do remove that, you can begin translating at your will. I really want to add a few more references and round it out a bit more too. Thanks for encouragement, God bless!--Tsommer (Tony) 18:54, 19 August 2013 (EDT)

Hey Luiz. Just to let you know, I finished up the article on the Christ myth theory. Feel free to add to the article and translate when you can!--Tsommer (Tony) 20:05, 9 October 2013 (EDT)


Most people use the acronym, as you did. Especially in translation. But if you think someone might use the full name, create a redirect. See what I did with the full name for ASCII.--TemlakosTalk 10:35, 2 November 2013 (EDT)

Christ myth theory

I have made some minor edits, and moved a bit of text to the Reading Ancient Texts section. I think this helps with the overall flow of the article. I hope it isn't to much trouble for you to make those changes on the Spanish wiki.--Tsommer 19:07, 31 March 2014 (EDT)

Keep up the great work man! You have been consistent in putting the Portuguese Wiki on the map!--Tsommer 20:26, 2 April 2014 (EDT)

CreationWiki talk:Editor recognition

CreationWiki talk:Editor recognition Would like your input on this topic when you have time.--Tsommer 19:03, 18 April 2014 (EDT)

Quick Correction

Hi Luiz, on your user page I noticed "... speaker, so if you look something weird..." which should read "...if you see something weird...".

Your English is excellent, so I imagine you would like to correct this. --John Baab (talk) 22:30, 27 September 2015 (EDT)

Order from Chaos

Ok. You are right, in the sentence which has to to, it should only be one to (saying this out loud is confusing). I made some more slight changes that you may want to check to make sure I did right to the thermodynamics.

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) --John Baab (talk) 22:06, 28 September 2015 (EDT)

Yes - I caused that, but I wasn't able to get the other sites updated due to a connection issue.

I'm in the process of installing the Wikieditor. Take a look at the editing window on the english CreationWiki.

I'll have it fixed this evening...

--Ashcraft - (reply) 10:16, 6 June 2016 (EDT)

You should now find the Pt site and others back online, and equipped with a new enhanced editing toolbar, which should make editing easier for those new to Wikis...

--Ashcraft - (reply) 20:16, 6 June 2016 (EDT)

New user in CreationWiki/pt

A new user ( I kow it, is an creationist friend) is trying to enter our wiki, but he is not receiving the message to confirm in his email. Username: Utilizador:Evertonando Can you help us in this subject? He made two tries and he prefers to use the first email he submitted.

Microsoft email addresses appear to be getting filtered at a system level - (that would include outlook, hotmail, and live).
I know of no other problems with other emails, nor a workaround to resolve the Microsoft issue. I might recommend your friend use a different email address (gmail, yahoo, etc.)

Here's some info that might suggest a solution...

I resent this, but not sure if anything will come of it...

From: Chris Ashcraft <> To: "" <> Sent: Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:17 AM Subject: CreationWiki email blocked by outlook / hotmail

Can someone PLEASE help with this....

Email from our server ( is being blocked by both Outlook and Hotmail.

From address - Sending IP address - Frequency of transmission - a few per month Other trends and patterns - used for user account creation, and notification of page edits per user request.

See the following blocked response from out server.....

Mail Delivery System <>

Jan 28 at 1:36 PM

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
   host []
   SMTP error from remote mail server after MAIL FROM:<> SIZE=2207: 
   550 SC-001 (BLU004-MC1F12) 

Unfortunately, messages from weren't sent. Please contact your Internet service provider since part of their network is on our block list. You can also refer your provider to


Original message that was blocked follows.....

Someone, probably you from IP address, has requested an account "Anon 2" with this email address on CreationWiki.

To confirm that this account really does belong to you on CreationWiki, open this link in your browser:

If the account is created, only you will be emailed the password. If this is *not* you, do not follow the link. This confirmation code will expire at 21:35, 27 February 2016.

--Ashcraft - (reply) 10:25, 7 July 2016 (EDT)

Thank you very much! God bless you Luiz Alexandre Silva (talk) 19:27, 17 July 2016


The account was requested on the 12th, but he has not confirmed the email address.

I will approve the account now.

--Ashcraft - (reply) 19:38, 20 July 2016 (EDT)

You are back!

Hello my friend. It is good to see you back in action a bit. Please let me know if you need any help with proof reading or spell checking your articles! Take care.--Tsommer (talk) 19:02, 2 August 2017 (EDT)