User:MishMich

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People tend to call me Mish, online and in the 'real' world.

Stating my position[edit]

I have no COI when it comes to LGBTI articles, but I have some knowledge of the issues on some of these pages as a result of my academic work in that area, so I will contribute to those pages if possible, and try to maintain and enforce NPOV as far as I am able. I also have other interests in religion, such as Anglicanism and Christianity, and many other topics, so will also contribute to those pages when the occasion arises. I put a similar comment along similar lines here before, but was criticised for doing so as it was seen as claiming some kind of superior knowledge. I state this here now simply to be open and transparent, not to claim any special expertise. Mish (just an editor) (talk) 02:25, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Things that make me mad[edit]

  • Historical revisionism.
  • Personality attack posing as BLP.
  • If you could fart in an LGBT article, some asshole would want a verifiable source for it.
  • Stupidity
  • Some bizarre logic that places a Hungarian in Austria.
  • That some people have to be wrestled into seeing sense.
  • Belief that this is about what is 'true' (or worse, 'right'). Nothing is true or false, only reliable sources count.

about me[edit]

My girlfriend describes me as a "cyberpath" - an online psychopath. I think it sounds rather cute myself. Kind of like the Texas cat-5 Massacre.

I am a fundaphobe - having a strong and deep seated rational fear of and aversion to fundamentalists. I am also a recovering Christian, but not yet ready to commit to the ex-God movement. I don't think I am a fundamentalist in denial, but the childhood exposure to Baptist and Presbyterian churches probably left some deep scars that affected my religious development into adulthood. My being groomed to go to church is the main reason I became a Christian. Matthew 7:21-23

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'"

Projects[edit]

Conversion therapy[edit]

List of LGBT rights activists[edit]

Put some lesbians in - Debbie Epstein, Tamsin Wilton, Julie Bindel, Barbara Stoker, Jackie Forster, Lisa Power, Sue Sanders,

draft sanbox pages[edit]

/GWR list of locomotive names

/Gay sexual practices

/Julie Bindel

/LGBT violence

/Damilola Taylor

/GLF 1971 action

/Glory home (naval)

/Sea queens

/CV history

/LGBT parents

/template

/Sandbox

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Nice things[edit]

Gifts[edit]

LGBT-Barnstar1.png The LGBT Barnstar
For your heroic efforts researching and rewriting on Julie Bindel as well as many other LGBTI-related articles that have generally made things a little more lovely or otherwise fabulous ... I hereby award you this shiny barnstar. Throw it on your shelf of shiny things and let the sun reflect its rainbow-rific loveliness for all to behold! Congrats! -- Banjeboi 04:59, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
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I am awarding MishMich this barnstar for LGBT studies, for taking an active interest in all parts of the project, and usually getting to things before the rest of us, and actually fixing problems when he finds them. It's great to know you are keeping an eye on articles that can cause controversy and may fly under others' radars. Thanks!YobMod 17:30, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

DYK for UK Gay Liberation Front 1971 Festival of Light action[edit]

Updated DYK query On May 27, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article UK Gay Liberation Front 1971 Festival of Light action, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Welcome[edit]

 
 
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AnimWIKISTAR-laurier-WT.gifHello, MishMich, and welcome to Wikipedia!
I'm Banjeboi, one of the thousands of editors here at Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links you may find helpful: I hope you enjoy contibuting here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your comments on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or type {{helpme}} here on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome! -- Banjeboi 06:06, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

project alerts[edit]

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  • Optimism should have a separate page that focuses on the philosophical idea of optimism and distinguishes the philosophical view from "positive thinking" and other everyday uses of the word.
  • Philosophy of social science, has some okay points but requires elaboration on Wittgenstein and Winch, perhaps other linguistic critiques, whether logical positivist or postmodernist.
  • Exchange value needs to be redone, it shouldn't be under 'Marxist theory'- although it's an important component of Marxist theory it's also vital for all economics. That said the articles weight on Marx is also absurd.
  • German Idealism and the articles related to it may need to be rewritten or expanded to avoid undue weight on Arthur Schopenhauer.
  • Protected values first section confuses right action and values and needs a copy edit, moving and wikifying
  • Quality (philosophy) needs a more clear explanation.
  • Socratic dialogues could do with some tidying and clarification. See the talk page for one suggested change.
  • Problem of universals: The introductory definition is (perhaps) fixed. But, the article is poor. Check out the German version.
  • Teleology: the article is shallow and inconsistent.
  • Existentialism: the quality of this article varies wildly and is in desperate need of expert attention.
  • Analytic philosophy This is a very major topic, but still has several sections which are stubs, and several topics which are not covered.
  • Lifeworld A philosophical concept that seems to have fallen exclusively into the hands of the sociologists. Could use some attention; it's a major and complex issue in phenomenology.
  • Amorality This page needs great attention as it is currently totally uninformative and, in my opinion, risks more to confuse readers than inform them, as most people will come here with no knowledge of amoralism and worse, often with huge bias against it.
  • Perception Needs the attention of philosophically minded Wikipedians. This is only the start of an overhaul of perception and related articles.

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Observation of a paradox[edit]

The Elvis Presley phenomenon has a whole section devoted to the issue of whether he is still alive and Elvis sightings. The 'facts' cannot be established, but as he is dead such speculation passes the BLP test. Or does it? The claims are that he is still alive. So, if we are to be neutral, then BLP would apply (rather than a non-neutral position that he is alive or dead). If we are to restrict coverage of speculation about living persons from the media, and not allow a neutral summary of such information and the response, then the speculation about Elvis still being alive should not be in the article - it would violate BLP policy. if this were followed, the section would be excluded, BLP would no longer apply, as the assertion that he lives is gone. If BLP does not apply, then there would be no problem in the speculation about Elvis being alive being covered - but as soon as it is, it would need to be removed. This can not be easily resolved if you seek to apply a restriction upon this encyclopedia that is unnecessary: restricting coverage of discussion about living individuals that is in the public domain, noteworthy, and covered by the press, within the constraints of a duty to respect privacy. Mish (talk) 23:49, 26 February 2010 (UTC)