User:BD2412/Archive - Articles
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British American Tobacco
Thanks! I had originally planned to devote my evening to revamping another diamond subarticle, but this article seemed to be in greater need. Now if only I could get my hands on a cut clinohumite that large (envious sigh). Cheers, -- Hadal 07:03, 9 May 2005 (UTC)
Congratulations on the great job you did on expanding pizza delivery. I know it was a group effort, but the history shows you've had a major hand in it. Here's a WikiThanks flower for the effort. Keep up the good work! Mgm|(talk) 22:11, Apr 1, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the edit ...
Francis the Talking Mule
Thanks for noticing (especially coming from such a prolific contributor)! I'm a big fan of the films, and recently acquired a book on animal actors which discusses the trainer's background and so on. Hope to find time to add pages for the individual films *eventually*. Aleal 00:51, 9 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Self induced abortion
I'm fixing it now so that it is consistently "woman". I personally hold the view that pre-partum, a woman is a woman not a mother. I also think its a broader issue of defining women by their roles rather than referring to them as women. An An 00:15, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I started an article on the Gurjara in order to address this "most wanted article." I'm unsure of the relationship between them and the Gujjars - are they the same group? You would likely have more insight than I. Cheers! -- BD2412 talk 15:08, 2005 Jun 23 (UTC)
Human Rights Record of the United States
I agree that my suggested title is also confusing. Your solution is good. I posted on the article talk page because I wasn't sure what the best solution would be. NoSeptember 20:59, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
thanks for dismabiguating links - didn't spot that for deans. Alf 16:01, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Can't find the article on Slavery in Islam...
... as what you cited is redlinked. Thanks for the heads-up -- when you get the chance, can you please give the current title of the article? Peace BrandonYusufToropov 16:24, 11 July 2005 (UTC)
Orange Tips & Orangetips
The Europeans seem to prefer Orange Tip while the American continent seems to prefer Orangetip. It's just where the butterflies are that determines their name. Williamb 17:06, 31 July 2005 (UTC)
I agree about what you said about rap and hip hop music not being the same thing. I think R&B as used today as a term has very little to do with the original, and should not be used ~Jack Daily 8:45UTC
你好! I appreciate the disamb work that you did on that page, however the reason I reverted it is because I felt it would be better to point the reader to a page with all of Vulcan's different meanings than to link it to Vulcan (god), which is wrong. I'll see what I can do about Vulcan Shipbuilding, though I don't know much about it and to be honest I'm pretty surprised that there's no existing article about it. Cheers. -Hmib 03:16, 14 August 2005 (UTC)
RE: Ron and Fez
I agree - the "Cast of Characters" section in the Ron and Fez article is too long. Originally, "Personality", "Producers" and "Interns" was under the heading "Staff", but it was changed to include "Callers, Contributors and Other Friends of the Show". I think the latter subheading should be given its own article, if not the whole heading. --Kevin McManus 01:30, August 15, 2005 (UTC)
Asking your opinion
Hello BD! I noticed you did some work at London, Ontario article, and I was wondering if you'd care to weigh in on an issue on the talk page there concerning Bill Brady. The anon who keeps removing the bullet under his name in the Notable Londoners section of the article offers no real reason for doing so, and claims that since only three people have commented on it, there is no clear concensus as to the mans notabilty (or lack thereof). I wrote the Brady article today, and I don't want to revert his entry at Notable Londoners for fear of being blocked (3RR). Even though at this point the anons constant removal of the bullet entry is pretty much vandalism (IMO). If you take the time, Thanks in advance, if you're too busy, I understand completely. See you 'round! Hamster Sandwich 18:39, 19 August 2005 (UTC)
BD2412 thanks for staying objective, ham above systematically lobbies people to support his position creating a very artificial playing field.
Another Possible Jamie Kane
Hi, I was curious as to official Wikipolicy of using Wikipedia for Viral marketing. Just wondering because I was about to welcome Hagerman when I saw his edits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. At first he seemed to add what looked like it was straight from the park guide, but he fixed a few of the NPOV problems a few minutes ago after I slapped an expand and NPOV tag on the article and gave him a welcomenpov message on his talk page. I don't want to bite the newcomers, but I was curious as to how to approach this situation. It seems to be fairly harmless, but may be against a policy on WP:NOT anyway. Just wanted your two cents. Karmafist 01:21, 22 August 2005 (UTC)
Hurricane Katrina edit
Have you actually read the time article? It mentions Katrina twice, once in the headline and once in an omnious closing "the next one they do see could make even Katrina look mild." The article isn't about Katrina at all, it's just some vague handwaving about global warming. Why vague handwaving? They don't cite a single scientific source (it says the MIT paper says storms are getting worse, not that global warming is involved), nor any provide anything more than some simplistic reasoning "warm waters make stronger storms, global warming might make the water warmer". So not only is the link not about Katrina, the material in it doesn't meet the verifyability test for it to be included in wikipedia itself. If an expert on tropical storms said something it might actually be interesting, but still not in the Katrina article. 188.8.131.52 03:33, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
Hi..I recieved a message from you about a copyrighted picture in the Beeramid article. I have no idea how to reply back to you except in this way. I'm sorry if I'm being a nuisance or doing something wrong. I am the photographer of the picture and I would like to release it under the GFDL like you said, although I have no idea how to do so. I am quite new to wikipedia and don't really understand....very sorry again...please help.
I still think it should be posted.
Hi. I respect your sentiments in the Political effects of Hurricane Katrina article, but we're trying to avoid accusations that the article is biased, and putting in loaded comments simply gives ammunition to those who would write it off as POV. Cheers! -- BD2412 talk 02:48, 3 September 2005 (UTC)
It's cool man.
But I've seen black people on the news suggesting this is why it took so long thus it is an issue and I think it should be posted as an issue.
Would this work?
You asked for this: Flying Spaghetti Monsterism's belief in hurricane causation.
OK, missed your edit addition earlier. Not perfect, but I'll accept the compromise. ThreeE 19:55, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the laugh
"deep into Clintonesque parsing"..."Why, exactly, are you so determined that such allegations should not be documented?".. Bwahahha. Next will you accuse me of being a clandestine CIA operative bent on keeping the public in the dark? I await you next ludicrous leap of logic with baited breath! --Gmaxwell 19:39, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
Though to answer your question about why I care so much about keeping wikipedia from making the leap to claim that notable people think Katrina was special in being caused by global warming, I think Kerry Emanuel (you know, the only scientist cited in all your citations on the matter) said it best: "it would be absurd to attribute the Katrina disaster to global warming" . Why do I care? Because I don't want Wikipedia to be absurd. Nor do I want it to be dishonest, and no one is claiming that Katrina was special in that it was caused by global warming... Why? Because it would be absurd of them to make such a claim. --184.108.40.206 02:29, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
(replying to your most recent comment on my talk page)
Hello, thanks for the message on my talk page. As you correctly state, Repent America said "...Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city..." That is not the same as them saying the city was destroyed because of Southern Decadence, or even because of "wickedness" in general. It would clearly be fine to quote them as saying the city is "wicked" or to quote them as saying they believe this creates an opportunity for righteousness to emerge, but they never say that the "act of God" was caused by anything at all. Johntex 20:14, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
Katrina and Global Warming
Saw a few of your comments so just in case you are interested.Talk:Hurricane_Katrina#Global Warming_issue_resolution_attempt--Fluxaviator 05:28, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
Nice to meet you. Answering your request of item Hu Hanmin and Xinjiao, I am trying to translate the item from Chinese wikipedia to here. But I really don't know anything about them, so all I can do is translating literally. :=) Xiaojeng 05:48, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
Wanna help me add articles to every school listed on the page?
The elementary, middle, and others can be stubs, but I want the high schools to have some substance. It's a monstrous job and I can really use the help! PRueda29 21:37, 14 September 2005 (UTC)
Moves to Wiktionary
Would you have a moment to join the conversations on the respective Talk pages of Banana (person), Egg (person), Jook-sing, Gweilo, Laowai, Svenne and Blatte? Thanks. Rossami (talk) 03:42, 16 September 2005 (UTC)
I think I might just allow everything but the high school articles to be deleted and keep them unlinked. the project is too massive for me. PRueda29 03:52, 22 September 2005 (UTC)
Well, I'm kind of procrastinating the project right now. Just thinking of it gives me that lazy feeling. I might continue tomorrow, though. I posted it on Wikiporject schools, but no one's really done it yet. A few articles have been created by other users, but almost every article has an afd tag on it (except the high schools). If they don't get deleyed then great; but it'll still take me a few months to get them all done considering I have like work, and school... and I'm just a general procrastinator. LOL. PRueda29 04:05, 22 September 2005 (UTC)
Hello. When you have time, could you help me deal with a tax protester (220.127.116.11) on Irwin Schiff? This guy originally created the article () as an advertising spiel for Schiff. I rewrote it and now he is constantly rewriting it to be POV. Thanks. — Mateo SA | talk 21:39, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
I am not a tax protester. I am a guy who doesn't believe a link to Irwin Schiff's page should be edited out of the article simply because Mateo SA doesn't like the information.
Sorry I haven't had a chance to look into this article as you asked. I've had limited access to the internet recently, and what time I have been here has been unfortunately devoted to trying to explain to half a dozen people that "delete" does not mean "merge". It seems this obvious fact is still lost on them. I think I see an RFC coming. Good news is I'll have internet service at home on friday, though hopefully i can look into this matter before then. Right now I have work to do though. -R. fiend 16:21, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
Hi - I just stumbled on Political dissent, which has a promising list of references, but which just lacks a certain something - specifically, it lacks any semblence of being an article.... someone really ought to get one started, and I thought you might be up to the task - your thoughts? TheMadBaron 10:28, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
AMA Request for Assistance
There is an interesting and disturbing reqest for assistance on the AMA page that has, for some reason, your name attached to it. Do you know what this is all about?
PS: From a fellow attorney (class of 2004) and former resident of S. Florida, good luck on your case.Gator1 20:07, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
I would like to work this out with you. I would like you to at least get a second and third opinion on the Fred Phelps quote in the Alleged causes of Hurricane Katrina article, It is extremely insulting and if you truly agree with me, then will you help me get it removed, or perhaps help to remove the whole article? Thank you. Prodego 20:42, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
(I do find the topic a little silly, but see no reason to remove it)
No leave the comments up, I personally find them offensive but agree all views(however politicly incorrect) should be displayed, Delete this message at your discretion. Prodego 22:11, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
Once again, could you try working on Irwin Schiff? I'd rather the article didn't exist, but the original contributor tried to use it as political forum for his views or an advertisement for Schiff. I've tried to create a NPOV stub. After helping out that tax protester editor, you didn't do anything. Maybe you could do a few edits, just a few. At least remove some of the tax protester editor's blatant distortions when he adds them again. Is that asking too much? — Mateo SA | talk 19:33, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
I'd be happy to merge Big Oil and Big oil. However, since I've never done this before (being a new admin) I will need to read up on the procedure to do it correctly. I'll try to have it done by this weekend (if that's ok with you). Best, --Alabamaboy 14:01, 9 November 2005 (UTC)
BB69 is doing the same thing at Income tax and has been reverting to his changes that everyone else agrees should be out. I figured it was a matter of time before he started incorporating his "facts" at Tax protester. He was temporarily blocked for a 3RR violation on Income tax a few days ago but professed on my talk page that he would not revert often enough to violate the rule in the future. I still seem him reverting at least a couple of times every day when other editors try to fix his work. I also suspect he is the same anon IP who made similar changes earlier, although that may have simply been because he had not yet registered. I don't want to spend the rest of my life undoing his changes but they cannot be allowed to stay and turn the articles into a farce. It is tough to deal with someone who in good faith has an opinion of reality that 99.99% of the people consider off the deep end. I am not sure of the best way to handle this, so for now I have just put the pages on my watchlist and if someone else doesn't jump in and make the correction after a short while, I do. On the other hand, I don't want to be accused of engaging in a edit war myself (although hard to even view this as a "edit war" when it is everyone else versus one lone editor with an offbeat ide). I'll give it some more thought. -- DS1953 talk 19:38, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
No, I won't do anything with this article, because there is no point. I've come to the conclusion that Wikipedia is worthless. As DS1953 notes above, WP provides no real way to deal with nuts. WP has adopted a system where everyone's "viewpoint" is given equal weight, regardless of the facts or logic. Until WP comes up with a better system than "all that matters is that the editor really, really believes in what they're writing", then there is not point in contributing to it. So have fun. I'm giving up in disgust. — Mateo SA | talk 17:23, 14 November 2005 (UTC)
Pizza delivery -- Thanks!
Hey, I appreciate you cleaning up my submission for me, I know a lot about the subject, but I'm terrible at layout... I still don't think the article *looks* very good, was wondering what you thought about submitting it for peer review, I'd love to see it reach FA status ;] --VileRage (Reply|C|Spam Me!*) 03:35, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
I am thinking about nominating this article for featured article status. What do you think? I believe it meets the necessary criteria, which are:
Hi BD2412, please help
I would like to request your help with serious NPOV and verifiability problems on the Arabic numerals page. I have mentioned it, yet again, here Wikipedia:Wikiquette_alerts#December_17. Please help me recruit as many neutral and well-intending editors to the page to counter the strong and manifest bias. Regards, and thanks. csssclll (14:43, 17 December 2005 (UTC))
That you would accuse me of attempting to, "disseminate incorrect information through Wikipedia," is insulting. There was no entry for this man and I only input what information I knew to be, at the time, correct. I am all for being shown an error when I make it but for you to insinuate as you have speaks volumes for your intent. I do find it very interesting that the quote for Fisher Aimes, as recorded in Pladium magazine in January 1801, I supplied was omitted when my entry was "updated." Care to explain this discrepancy since we're on the topic of disseminating information? Selderane January 24 2006
Thanks for your help in maintaining this article; our anonymous friend has re-re-re-reverted his "murder" claim into the article, though he has come back to the talk page again at least. His edits are spaced out more than 3RR seems to have a problem with, but only barely. Advice? I'm new to these sort of tenacious POV-pushers... -- nae'blis (talk) 17:52, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
Please keep an eye on Wafah Dufour while I am gone for a few hours. the IP-only editor may become obstinate and not discuss further. Your opinion is likewise of interest. Thanks! - CobaltBlueTony 19:52, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
The edit seems legitimate on the surface, however cursory Googling doesn't turn up anything better or contradictory. I do notice they slapped some stub templates on it... 18.104.22.168 08:40, 10 January 2006 (UTC)
When I checked the Bush Supreme Court candidates site, I noticed that the pictures won't show up. A box for each pictures says that an error preventing conversion has occurred. Can you help me solve this problem?
Thanks, BoBo 00:45, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
The problem looks fixed now. Thanks, BoBo 03:26, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
well, you got me, homie. but getting edited by the BDA is something we all aspire to. :) --Ghetteaux 04:56, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
the low blow
nice addition. you really took it to the next level, as usual --Ghetteaux 18:38, 27 February 2006 (UTC)