User:JamesMLane

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Nemo of honour for looking to little weird things and fixing them

Brief bio[edit]

White, male, middle-aged, attorney, New York City resident. Hostile to the right wing and the parapsychology/quackery mindset. Anyone who wants to bother wikilinking any more of that stuff, feel free.

This user is a spelling champ and spells "pejorative" with only one r.

Licensing[edit]

For information on licensing of my Wikipedia contributions beyond what's in the GFDL, see User:JamesMLane/Licensing.

Articles I've started[edit]

I never compiled a list, but this list appears on a bot-compiled page.

The New York Times notices Wikipedia[edit]

Thanks to Carl for this report on Talk:George W. Bush:

The New York Times did a story about the edit war on this page: Mudslinging Weasels Into Online History. I guess it's good publicity, but it would be nice if the author had pointed out that all the vandalism here could be (and was) rapidly undone. Oh well.--Carl 03:12, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Good point. The article also includes this passage:

Two days after the election Wikipedia's users began to punctuate Bush's new term. "Is it really correct to put '2001-2009' for Bush's term of office?" one reader wrote. "He could be assassinated, impeached, could resign, die in office ... . Unless someone has a crystal ball, this ought to be changed to '2001-present' or '2001-2009 (expected)' or something like that."

"Yes," another reader responded, "or he might suddenly disappear from Earth in the 'twinkling of an eye.' " That quote included a link to a site about Christian rapture.

Wrong! I was the "another reader" and I didn't link to a site about the Rapture. As per the MoS, I linked to the Wikipedia article about the Rapture. Here's my actual edit. "Paper of record", my fanny....

Comment from User:128.206.193.181: I was the Diebold and ESS guy and I gotta admit it gave me a little thrill to know that my throwaway conspiracy theory remark is now one with the annals of history.

For additional context, see Talk:George W. Bush/Archive 16. Peter O. (Talk, automation script)]] 21:29, Dec 18, 2004 (UTC)

Pages useful for dealing with images[edit]

General usefulness[edit]