User talk:Donald C. Church

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Welcome, new editor! We're very glad you've joined us. Here are pointers for a quick start. Also, when you get a chance, please read The Editor Role. You can look at Getting Started for other helpful introductory pages. It is essential for you as an editor to join the Citizendium-Editors (broadcast) mailing list in order to stay abreast of editor-related issues, as well as the mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. It is also important, for project-wide matters, to join the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and thank you! We appreciate your willingness to share your expertise, and we hope to see your edits on Recent changes soon. Milton Beychok 05:14, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

A personal welcome

We seem to share a good deal of interests, and I even went to Towson High School for a year. Take a look at CZ: Emergency management Subgroup; I'd be very open to collaboration in getting some of these to the Approvable level. Incident Command System is a good start, feeding into regional and national level systems.

For that matter, I need to write a paper for the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps/county government on disaster communications, but there's no reason that can't be something general here. I find that many local disaster comm plans focus on one or two media, and often miss the National Communications System GETS/WPS capabilities, or treat amateur radio (ARES) in a vacuum. Locally specific methods may be ignored -- here, for example, the first plans in a fishing area surrounded by water didn't consider marine radio. The request here comes from a desire that the Corps take over the ESF 8 medical support function for shelters.

There's also much that can be done in the national security area, historic and present.

We might want to look at the Gulf of Mexico oil spill incident, less to dissect it in detail and more as a case study in the NRF/NIMS. There is an article on the Stafford Act, but it might be illustrative to show how other legislation can have disaster-specific implications, such as the Jones Act (actually, there are two).

I'm an Editor for Politics, Engineering (the main place for emergency management), History, Military and Computers. Howard C. Berkowitz 17:00, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome. I've been thinking of reframing the First Amendment post since reading your comment. Much to think/read about while I'm on vacation. I'd be happy to collaborate on any and all articles, especially ICS/NRF/NIMS. From reading your bio it sounds like you have a diverse and experienced background. I look forward to collaborating in the future. ...said Donald C. Church (talk) 20:09 July 27, 2010

Signing and dating all posts on all Talk pages

Donald, whenever you post a comment (or reply to a comment) on any Talk page, you should always sign and date your post. It will be done automatically for you if you simply end your post with 4 tildes like this: ~~~~. Milton Beychok 04:03, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry it slipped my mind. I remember reading how to do the short cut signature now. Thanks for the reminder. Donald C. Church 04:17, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Editorial guidance for WikiLeaks

Dear Donald,

would you be available to guide content development at the WikiLeaks article? This article involves Howard Berkowitz and and Martin Baldwin-Edwards, who are both Editors on the article, but far from an agreement on how its content should be structured, weighed, phrased and sourced. As a Politics Editors, I think you would be well positioned to provide guidance on the matter. Thank you! --Daniel Mietchen 15:37, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

A comment here was deleted by The Constabulary on grounds of making complaints about fellow Citizens. If you have a complaint about the behavior of another Citizen, e-mail It is contrary to Citizendium policy to air your complaints on the wiki. See also CZ:Professionalism.


You may have been too busy to deal with the questionnaire that we sent to you (by e mail ) last Tuesday - or you may not wish to complete it . Either way, it would help us to plan our work if you would indicate below whether you intend to complete it.

There is a copy of the questionnaire at user:Nick_Gardner_/Sandbox

Nick Gardner 06:20, 22 February 2011 (UTC) on behalf of Pat Palmer, Tom Simmons and Nick Gardner

Please review Politics for consideration as an approved article

I have done what I can to prepare Politics for approval and I have created a new article on the History of political thought to meet the need for an historical context. Is there anything further that should be done? Nick Gardner 09:48, 30 June 2011 (UTC)