Talk:Hugh B. Cave

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Inventor of Cave nonsense[edit]

This is to give notice to the anonymous individual or individuals who continually vandalize this page with false information, notably the ridiculous assertion that the subject of the article "invented the cave," that their edits will continue to be rigorously removed or reverted. BPK 18:00, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Comment restored to its original form 9/4/07. Vandalising and misrepresenting posters' comments is a new low for our vandal. BPK 14:06, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Abs Axiom[edit]

I'm with you, BKP2! Only ab-less jerks without any patriotism would question the historical truth that said subject invented and named said cave after said subject's name. Why else would it be on Wikipedia?

The poster of the above comment is the vandal who misrepresented mine. Needless to say, this person is not in agreement with me. BPK 14:06, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Editing Hugh B. Cave's Wiki[edit]

Guys, please move on to some other activities. There's no need to harass this prolific writer and his fans. Go take this elsewhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by HughBFan (talkcontribs) 00:42, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

This comment restored to its poster's original version 9/4/07. It had been altered to misrepresent the poster's intent by the perennial vandal of this article and its discussion page. BPK 14:06, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Edited to correct my insane spelling errors and for manners. There was no need for me to make a personal attack on you. I apologize.
No offense taken, particularly since the comment of mine you were (in part) responding to had been altered by the vandal to make it appear that I was a proponent of the vandalism. My entire interest in this issue is to protect the integrity of the article against joke and malicious alterations. BPK 16:07, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Non-Sense ideas from bozos[edit]

Hey, BONEHEADS!!!!!, you're obnoxious and wrong. Hugh B. Cave DID NOT INVENT THE CAVE! Next you're going to tell me that the macintosh was named after Charles R. Macintosh, or that the eponym for the gatling gun came from Richard J. Gatling. GROW UP! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tommytim (talkcontribs) 05:41, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

The above is presumably a joke posting. While of course correct that Hugh B. Cave did not "invent" the cave, it is fallacious in other particulars. Richard J. Gatling did invent the Gatling gun, and the Mackintosh raincoat (correct spelling) was named for Scottish inventor Charles Macintosh (not Charles R. Macintosh), who invented the waterproof fabric used in it. BPK 14:06, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Well, Charles Macintosh must have had SOME middle initial if he invented the raincoat. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Qxface (talkcontribs) 16:17, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Regarding items removed from bibliography[edit]

I have removed a few items from the bibliography that were added by HughBFan, for the following reasons:

  • Long Were the Nights (1983).
    This is, I believe, nonfiction, despite the reference to it in the body of the article as a novel, and was already listed in the nonfiction section, with the correct date (1983 is definitely wrong. I'm still trying to confirm definitively whether its status should be novel or nonfiction, but so far the weight of the evidence (he had co-authors who were part of the operation) seems to indicate the latter.
  • The Voyage (1988).
    This is a work for younger audiences, and was already listed in the juveniles section.
  • Bottled in Blond (2000).
    This is a collection, and was already listed in the collections section.
  • Drums of Revolt (2001).
    A straight duplicate; already listed in the novels section under the correct date (1957).

The Restless Dead (2002) was an inadvertant omission; thanks for adding it. BPK 21:55, 6 September 2007 (UTC)


I guess I should looked at the other sections before making my edits! I see a lot of sites listing Drums of Revolt as published in 2001, but I am now thinking that this was a reprint. Maybe this is a reprint. I'm not at home right now, so I can't check my copy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by HughBFan (talkcontribs) 23:01, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

BPK2's Oppressive nature[edit]

Apparently I am banned from editing the Hugh B. Cave sight because BPK2 has decided in all his wisdom that removing a superfluous vandalism tag constitutes vandalism in and of itself, DESPITE all my effort in adding the infobox and other pertinence. It's pathetic you have to get off on a power trip on Wikipedia.

I had nothing to do with banning anyone. User:Acalamari put a semi-protect on the page to quell the continual vandalism. As I understand it, this action merely prevents unregistered users from editing the page; it does not target anyone in particular. It does force anonymous vandals to adopt a username to continue posting, and so renders them susceptible to effective sanctions if they subsequently continue their vandalism. Unfortunately, it sweeps up anonymous legitimate posters in the same net. If you are a legitimate user and not a vandal (I have no way of knowing, since your comment is unsigned) and have suffered from this action I am sorry for it, but you're blaming the wrong person. I myself can't find it in me to blame Acalamari at all, since it put an effective stop to a long string of garbage edits. Regardless, your remedy is simple. You can resume editing at any time simply by adopting a username. BPK 05:22, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Hugh B. Cave's Wiki[edit]

It's good to see that the reacent action on this page has calmed down. I added a picture of Mr. Cave to his site. I have never done that before, so it was a learning experience. I hope I got everything right and have enough citition for it to be legal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.218.78.41 (talk) 16:00, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Citizenship?[edit]

Does anyone know if Cave took American citizenship? He seems to have lived the vast majority of his life in the United States... if so... when did he take it? V. Joe (talk) 21:02, 12 October 2010 (UTC)