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Which mom?[edit]

"In 1903, Franklin proposed to Eleanor. Following resistance from Roosevelt's mother, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were married on March 17, 1905."

They both had the same last name, so it's unclear who's mother resisted the marriage. (talk) 16:13, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

This meant Sara, and I've changed "Roosevelt's" to "his" accordingly. It would be impossible for that to be Anna when she already had died long before the couple got together. SNUGGUMS (talk / edits) 17:18, 3 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 8 May 2024[edit]

There should be two [t]'s in the name [Elliott] throughout; currently, there is one instance (in the sidebar) where it's misspelled as [Elliot]. Abrenner2 (talk) 20:51, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Done. Thanks for noticing that! Myrealnamm (💬talk · ✏️contribs) at 21:31, 8 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 30 May 2024[edit]

Change: “ The attack on Pearl Harbor raised concerns among the public regarding the possibility of sabotage by Japanese Americans. This suspicion was fed by long-standing racism against Japanese immigrants, as well as the findings of the Roberts Commission, which concluded that the attack on Pearl Harbor had been assisted by Japanese spies.”

To: “…This suspicion was fed by long-standing racism against Japanese immigrants. Though there was no evidence in the Robert’s Commission, established to investigate the attack on Pearl Harbor, to support media speculation and racist, anti-Japanese political rhetoric from politicians like California Governor Cubert L. Olson, the Commission report was co-opted to falsely legitimize anti-Japanese sentiment and racial oppression.” VAGRANTPLATYPUS (talk) 09:34, 30 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{Edit semi-protected}} template. Seems like a drastic tone change that will definitely be controversial. ABG (Talk/Report any mistakes here) 09:40, 30 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Wrong name[edit]

I can’t change it but in the marriage section of the page it says princess Märtha of Norway when it links to and should be princess Märtha of Sweden Varst912 (talk) 18:34, 2 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for commenting. I looked this up, and in the source cited, Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage author Hazel Rowley says she was Norwegian. I think the link will take you to page 242, where she is first mentioned. YoPienso (talk) 03:07, 3 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I looked into this a little more and from I can tell we’re both half-right she was born in to the Swedish royal family and married into the Norwegian royal family Varst912 (talk) 19:09, 5 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
But yes the title is correct in the article and doesn’t need change Varst912 (talk) 19:10, 5 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, yes, I see the confusion. Thanks for getting back with me. I see this has been debated at her bio. Cheers! YoPienso (talk) 15:21, 7 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Polio survivors category[edit]

Snuggums, I don't understand why you removed the polio survivors category from the article. There are some 200 articles in the category. FDR didn't die of it; he survived it. You do get cured of polio--it's an illness, a virus, that produces headaches, fever, and general misery during its short course. It leaves some patients weakened and/or paralyzed in varying degrees. Am I missing something? YoPienso (talk) 20:24, 7 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Oh yes, and some patients don't survive polio. They die. YoPienso (talk) 20:50, 7 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
In case this wasn't already clear, I removed it because as far as I know, there isn't any evidence FDR got cured of polio. The page certainly doesn't cite anything that suggests he did, and we would need to implement that for the category to be warranted. SNUGGUMS (talk / edits) 04:16, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The category is "Polio survivors," not "People cured of polio." Whether or not he was "cured" of polio--whatever your definition of that may be--he survived polio, and that's what the category is for. Please restore it. YoPienso (talk) 04:35, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
How is surviving something not the same as being cured of that? They sound synonymous to me. SNUGGUMS (talk / edits) 11:07, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
How can you not see that Roosevelt survived polio? He had it but didn't die from it; he kept living, albeit with impairments. Twenty-four years later, he died of a stroke.
US /sɚˈvaɪv/ UK /səˈvaɪv/
to continue to live or exist, especially after coming close to dying or being destroyed or after being in a difficult or threatening situation YoPienso (talk) 15:27, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]