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Questions or Comments for Matthew[edit]

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Hi Matthew. Thanks for the encouraging words. I have two questions for you. The first, is whether you are related to Jim Faulconer, the BYU philosophy professor from whom I took 9 hours of classes in the 1970s. The second has to do with editing. When I create an edit and save it, it often doesn't show up if I close and open the Wiki. It has been saved because if I open the edit box again, it is still there. But if I set things to scroll through the entire chapter, it doesn't show. Is that because the wiki is moderated and the edit must be approved before it shows. If I knew that to be the case, I would not be concerned. But as things stand, I am always worried that my comments may not have been saved since they are not showing up. Larsenwv (Val Larsen)

Hi Val. Yes I am his son. As for the question about saving--this sounds like a caching problem. There isn't any moderation so that isn't the issue. I'll investigate the problem and report back. In the meantime, sorry for the inconvenience. At some point (maybe within 24 hours) the cache of the page should expire and your edits will show. You can force this to happen by adding ?action=purge to the end of the URL of the page. Let me know if that instruction isn't helpful and I can be more explicit. thanks --Matthew Faulconer 07:41, 17 February 2012 (CET)


I ask if you were Jim's son before seeing the picture you posted. After seeing the picture (but before seeing your reply) I had no doubt about the answer. There is a clear family resemblance.



I think I figured out what the problem was. I wasn't entering anything into the comment field at the bottom of the edit. I think the message posts to the main scroll when there is a comment but stays just in the subsection when no comment is entered. I'm not sure why that should be, but it seems to be true.


Hi Matthew, this is natefifield. It's been pretty lonely here at Feast Upon the Word, seems most of the contributions have come from me the last few weeks. I was concerned about recent anonymous posting on James 5:1-5

I didn't click on any links for fear they contain viruses or something like that. I tried deleting it, but was unable to do so. Just wanted to let you know.

Hi Natefifield. Just fixed James 5:1-5. Thanks for drawing it to my attention. Yes it was a good idea not to click on the links. Even if they aren't viruses they won't lead to anything of value.
Thanks so much for your continued contributions to the site. This site has throughout its history often only had one or two contributors over any given time. Who is doing the contributing changes over time but it seems like there is always someone. And I'm grateful for you taking up the torch. Others who are reading, I encourage you also to contribute. Though it may feel lonely there is a real audience. We've had 2600 visits in the last month, with 2100 of these being unique visitors. So keep posting. We love it. --Matthew Faulconer 07:23, 25 September 2009 (CEST)

Hi Matthew. I have something to contribute to the questions posed at Gen 3:21-24. Since my discussion involves the whole of Genesis 2:4-3:24, it would be more appropriate to place it in the discussion page. My thesis revolves around distinguishing between Genesis and later interpreters like Paul or Joseph Smith. I've done this sort of thing here before, and explain my methodology on my user page. However, in this case, what I have to say about Genesis 2-3 is potentially controversial, even if I affirm what Paul and Joseph said about this passage settles the matter. My question is what I should do about it? Should I go ahead and post to the discussion page? Should I post my thesis on my own site and simply leave a link with the appropriate warning? Or simply don't say anything on this site at all? Timothy A. Griffy 04:44, 2 May 2013 (CEST)

Archives of this page[edit]

I clear this page out occasionally and add links to the version right before I clear it out here.

Alma 12, trying to understand[edit]

I just wanted to thank you very much for the commentary related to Alma 12. It was hugely helpful in bringing attention to some of the details, that are crucial but are often overlooked in lesson manuals. In my self study, I felt this chapter was very important to understand and I really appreciated the drilling down into the details of the likely meanings of the first and second commandment, how the first was given to Adam and Eve without their full awareness, and so that there would necessarily be a difference between the judgement towards breaking the first and second commandments (which have specific meanings according to this chapter.)