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Featherston had a beard. TR 04:44, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

He had a beard? Where did it mention that?

Repeatedly throughout the series. I don't mean to chide you, just pointing out a fact. TR 04:58, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

No, you didn't chide me. What kind of beard was it? I don't have the books handy at the moment.

I don't recall Jake had a beard. I always thought of him as cleanshaven although stubbly during the GW. ML4E 16:16, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, I just did some quick reviewing of the later books, and descriptions of Jake did not mention a beard. So never mind. TR 17:11, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

I read Jake's first scene in GW:AF where he is chatting with JEB the 3rd. No mention of a beard either but I did wonder if it was mentioned elsewhere. Apparently not. ML4E 02:34, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Second Great WarEdit

I just read through this article for shits and giggles and the GWII section is rather out of place. It's non-chronological, and just touches on major events or ignores them altogether in favor of character analysis, which is a bit repetitive. That's not such a terrible thing in and of itself, but it does put the section out of step with the rest of the article.

Also I noticed there's no mention of the population reduction until near the end, when a one-line throwaway mentions that JF considered the program a high priority. It should get more billing.

I'd fix it myself but I've got to run. Turtle Fan 21:03, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Atheist vs. AgnosticEdit

I'm curious why you rolled it back. I'm pretty sure Featherston described himself as an atheist. TR 16:37, September 13, 2009 (UTC)

I was more concerned with the excessive spaces between the succession boxes, actually. But since you mention it, though I've not been able to locate the quote, I believe that in the relevant lines Featherston says something to the effect that he lost interest in religion. He doesn't seem to give the Almighty much thought, but he does bring Him up once in a while. If we don't fight hard enough I won't blame God for abandoning us. Probably a rhetorical flourish, granted. Turtle Fan 18:47, September 13, 2009 (UTC)
I don't recall Jake ever calling himself an atheist. Jelay14 03:05, September 14, 2009 (UTC)

The Simpsons joke Edit

Hopefully, that will resolve the issue. TR 16:54, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

To be fair, I suppose it is strange to see, without any explanation, the admins reverting edits which do not include this old chestnut, when qualitatively it's nearly identical to the sort of thing we spend half our time here deleting. The inclusion of links suggests more thought went into it, especially when you see that the links to The Simpsons and Santa's Little Helper are live and are done up in the format appropriate to real characters of their alleged stature. In retrospect, though, expecting everyone to pick up on all of that is certainly somewhat of a stretch. Turtle Fan 20:38, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Has this section outlived its usefulness? TR (talk) 22:48, June 18, 2014 (UTC)

I would have left the edit alone, except anonomous also deleted all the Categories. However, if TF still wants to keep it, then I won't object. ML4E (talk) 20:18, June 19, 2014 (UTC)
I suppose it's run its course. On a related note, what's that Kaiserreich Wiki thing listed in the bullet below it? Looks to me like someone somewhere along the line decided to plug their own AH. From what I can tell it's far less germane than even The Simpsons and should be deleted as well. Unless I'm missing something. Turtle Fan (talk) 02:18, June 20, 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, it should probably go. TR (talk) 04:28, June 20, 2014 (UTC)

US Cities that Featherston Threatened to Destroy with SuperbombsEdit

I know that the Confederacy only built one superbomb that managed to damage the outskirts of Philadelphia. But Jake Featherston also threatened to destroy other US Cities such as Boston and New York City. What were the other cities that didn't get destroyed by superbombs but were threatened to be. 13:23, December 7, 2013 (UTC)Jacob Chesley

St. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago, NYC, Boston, Denver, San Francisco. TR (talk) 15:13, December 7, 2013 (UTC)

damnyankees vs damn YankeesEdit

I'm not sure EoGuy's change is valid. While the spelling change is technically correct, it was from a direct quote from one of the books. Turtledove often used "damnyankees" as one word to emphasis how it has become a stock phrase referring to the U.S. We should use whatever HT used in this type of situation. ML4E (talk) 22:46, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

I just changed it back.

EoGuy (talk) 23:32, June 17, 2014 (UTC)

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