User talk:A D Monroe III

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Irregular Warfare[edit]

Would you be so gracious as to review my article on Irregular Warfare and send me comments? Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

User:Sidna —Preceding undated comment added 20:35, 8 May 2009 (UTC).


Hi welcome to Wikipedia, I saw you r comments on references at Talk:History of Bulgaria perhaps you would like to comment further on this at [1] where there is an ongoing debate on the subject. Regards Giano 13:10, 4 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Re: 1951[edit]

Thanks for the note. I made the edit in a bout of random date and year updates, when I get into a fit finding random biographical pages and then adding their birth and death dates to the appropriate pages. So I have no idea what I added.  :) Nothing important though, I'm sure... and in fact, whenever I do that I wonder about the value of adding a minor ballerina's birth to a year page, and whether it's better left off. Bantman 01:26, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)

Split in topics[edit]

In the introductory paragraph you or me can place more instructions like the subject list is split alphabetically and point to the bottom of the index to see where one should place one's name and/or subject. It should be real easy.WHEELER 14:26, 11 Mar 2005 (UTC)

"Mainland China" vs "PRC"[edit]

Hello. Thanks for sharing your opinion at WP:CFD. But I am afraid in any case if you're well-informed with the situation when you cast your vote I would recommend you to reconsider. — Instantnood 16:36, Mar 24, 2005 (UTC)

I'll replying here, rather than on your talk. If you're interested in my views, you'll look for them. If not, the less said the better.
I'm sure you're informed on what the names should be, but I don't see how that matters. Wikipedia can't lead changes in people's perception, it must only reflect current perceptions. You're very insistent of your views, but even if you're right and everyone else is wrong, by definition of the purpose of an encyclopedia, you're still wrong. Doesn't it bother you that so many are against your views? You can't force agreement, but you can easily force resentment. By continuing to push your single-track views, your can get a reputation of being a disruptive irritant, where anything you request triggers hostility. You're doing your own cause a disservice. Please, relax and wait for the mob to die down. --A D Monroe III 17:16, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I'm here, and you know your opinion is important to me.

The reason why I cared about whether people who's cast a vote are well-informed was because the issue has been brought up at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Chinese), and the outcome was, I must have to say, quite different. I understand Wikipedia is a test ground for participatory democracy, but that does not equal to mobocracy. While everyone's opinion has to be respected, everyone has to be well-informed and be rational in making every single decision. And that's the true meaning of this free encyclopedia. — Instantnood 21:07, Mar 24, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for responding.
I agree that in Wikipedia, as in other democracies, people vote who aren't informed. But who decides who is informed? Would you have started this particular talk if I agreed with you on CFD?
I also agree that there may even be a mob mentally against your views; some of the comments of your detractors are less than accommodating. But, remember, the mob didn't always exist; it's been created by your own actions. You push, they push back. The harder you push, the harder they will push back, and the mob grows every time. Again, you can't force agreement, only resentment. If you really care about your views getting accepted, please, lay off for a while. Idle mobs disintegrate. --A D Monroe III 22:54, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Yes I am not the one to decide. Not anybody. What I can do is to facilitate. I put up a list of relevant articles, discussions and precedants so that people can read a little bit more about the issues before making a decision. Thanks for the suggestion of idling for a while. I have tried to do so, but the categories kept got listed by others. — Instantnood 14:30, Mar 25, 2005 (UTC)

StarCraft Prequel[edit]

I noticed you've edited the StarCraft storyline page recently, and you've done a good job.

Do you think you could tackle the StarCraft Prequel page as well? I haven't the faintest idea how to write a proper introduction to that page.

-- Kimera757

Thanks. It's done. Actually, the existing introduction wasn't that bad; I just added a couple sentences. I think the {{cleanup-context}} note could have been removed before. Still, the other StarCraft articles could use a similar treatment, perhaps even the same verbiage. I'll leave that to others, though. I've done enough StarCraft for now. --A D Monroe III 19:05, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion/Proposal/3[edit]

PBurka pointed out that an important omission from this proposal: a band could meet WP:MUSIC criterion #5 (sharing a member with a famous band) and still be speedily deletable by this criterion. I've added a sentence to the proposal to reflect this: it now reads An article about a musician or music group that does not assert having released at least one album, nor having had media coverage, nor having a member that is or was also part of a well-known music group. If the assertion is disputed or controversial, it should be taken to VFD instead. Please consider if you support this new wording, and change your vote if not. Yours, Radiant_>|< July 5, 2005 09:54 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. My vote to support doesn't change. --A D Monroe III 5 July 2005 21:19 (UTC)

CSD Proposal 3-B[edit]

You voted or commentd on Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion/Proposal/3-B or Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion/Proposal/3-A. I have proposed a revised version, at Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion/Proposal/3-C. This version is intended to address objections made by many of those oppsoed to 3-A or 3-B. The revised propsal revers explicitly and directly to the criteria at WP:MUSIC. If you have not already done so, please examine the revised proposal and vote on it also. Thank you. DES 6 July 2005 04:51 (UTC)


I've put my thoughts on the 1000000000000000000 (number) VfD page. Rich Farmbrough 01:31, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

I looked over the VFD results, taking them as a whole, and concluded "The result of the debate was move and replace with redirect". This is what I did, the redirect being from 10000000000000000 to 11th millenium and beyond, the data (such as it was) going onto the 1000000000000000 (number) article. I also disagree with this, but I did it anyway, because the VfD was about 16 days old.
(I disagree because it seems to me that someone entering 1000000000000000 is not thinking of a date but a number.) But the important point is that I did what I thought the debate lead to. Rich Farmbrough 02:14, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
It's important to understand why you thought the results were for redirect. You haven't explained your reasoning. The votes were 13 to 5 for deletion; is counting the votes not important? Why is "because the VFD was about 16 days old" important? I and others think something has gone wrong with Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/1000000000000000000. --A D Monroe III 00:46, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

Looking over everything that transpired, it seems I accidentally contributed to this mess. While Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/1000000000000000000 was going on, someone brought up 1000000000000 has having the same issues as 1000000000000000000 (note different number of zeros). I "fixed" the lower-numbered article by redirecting it; I was preparing to put it up for VFD (or rather, RFD) when the VFD on the higher-numbered article was closed. In retrospect, that was a mistake. Some people didn't notice the difference between the two articles, and thought I'd moved an article while it was under VFD -- a pretty disruptive act. Others thought that this is what I wanted for the higher-numbered article, even though I'd voted "strong delete". Some even accused me of violating WP:POINT. I'd never intentionally do that. Meanwhile, further confusing things, an admin (jnc) deleted and protected the lower-numbered article.

So, sorry for all the confusion. I'm trying to set things right again. --A D Monroe III 01:37, 6 August 2005 (UTC)

New Engineering Wiki[edit]

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About my edit summaries[edit]

Thanks for the notice. I'm quite surprised by it, though! The particular edit you were talking about ([2]) was not made by me, but instead by I described my own edit on that article, changing the JPEG NATO flag to an SVG one ([3]), quite clearly. Maybe you've misinterpreted the diff display somehow? The current edit's contributor is shown on the right, whereas the previous editor is on the left and has nothing to do with the edit you're viewing. Anyhow, thanks for the notice, I'll take that into account. –Mysid (talk) 06:25, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

Don't we all make mistakes. –Mysid (talk) 12:41, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

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Can you help?[edit]

Love your site.

I have recently made some edited (and thus far unchanged) corrections to an article entitled "Crisis on Infinite Earths." I, in fact, draw a comic book for Marvel and am an amateur comics historian.

I also included a 5 line "speculation", based on my reasoned assertion about the genesis of the story behind Crisis, and an upcoming series yet to be completed called "Infinite Crisis."

The following users...

Dyslexic agnostic


...have continually, over the past few days, removed certain comments, despite the fact that at WORST, my comments do not detract from the article in any way. They simply disagree, but instead of contributing an opposing opinion, they remove my contribution.

And they have asked me to stop putting up my "lame" comments.

I don’t intend to. My understanding of the mandate site leads me to believe there is a place for my brief contribution and that the users above are being petty and abusive.

However, should you feel the text of my contribution to be inappropriate for the site, I will remove them myself. But I would like this point clarified if possible.

here is the statment in question:

" As Crisis on Infinite Earths, in an effort to clear the perceived mutli-universal clutter, became the ultimate multi-universal story, Infinite Crisis seems to be posed as an answer to the perception on the part of some fans and editors alike that the DC Universe, and comics in general, has become too dark and "gritty" to the detriment of the stories, and thus, will be the ultimate dark and gritty series that could, potentially, leave the DC Universe a happier place.

It remains to be seen."

My comments would of course, be edited after the series is completed.

The two users have been abusive and condescending and have not been responsive to an attempt to compromise, particularly Tverbeek, who I feel is operating under the illusion that he is the primary custodian of this article.

I've tried to keep up with the disputes, but it's moving faster than civil tongues can follow.
My first advice is to become a registered user. It's easy, useful, and will make needed discussions on talk pages easier to follow. It will also remove the (pointless) classification of registered and unregistered editors. (BTW, this isn't my site -- it's just as much yours.)
Second, there is a policy in Wikipedia about no original research. There may be some issue with your edits because of this, though this isn't clear-cut.
Mainly, however, all the above should have been brought up by any of the editors you encountered, and should have been discussed on the articles' talk pages. The fact that they didn't is the reason things got out of hand.
I've started to encourage those editors to do just that. Since there is no police in Wikipedia, and no "right" or "wrong", this may take a while.
In the meantime, I'd recommend browsing in other areas of Wikipedia, and letting things cool off a little.
If there are more specific issues I can help with, just let me know.
--A D Monroe III 21:50, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

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USMC peer review[edit]

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Please be my advocate[edit]

There are several censors/revisionists on Wikipedia who are determined to delete or gut anythign they personally do not agree with or like. One of these is an editor named Demiurge whose relentless attempts at censorship, blocked only when he is caught red-handed by third party Wikipedians, continues unabated. Please review his attempts to delete my additions to the Tim Pat Coogan wikipage. Evidently he is not the only one.

Demiurge is an Irish censor and a Catholic apologist who has attempted to delete edits to pages as various as Ante Pavelic, Tim Pat Coogan, pre-Code (related, ironically, to movie censorship in the USA by the Catholic church), Eamon de Valera (refugee policy during WWII), and many others. Is this individual going to be permitted to censor, delete, edit, sanitize, gut, or whatever he cares to do, with no one stopping him??? He has just blokced my sourced and cited additions to the Wikipage of Tim Pat Coogan.

I do not have my own computer so I am using a rental, but if you wish to contact me, please email me at (my friend's email address). I would like to receive a valid reason for his abusive attempts at censorship regarding his "pet" issues.

Thank You, 22:31, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

This is a very black harbinger for Wikipedia, and its helplessness to block abusive editors, and certainly administrators (which Demiurge is not yet, fortunately, but he will certainly attempt to become one). 22:23, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Why so few Wikipedians are engineers?[edit]

I am trying to understand why there are so few Wikipedians who are graduate engineers. Once I get a grasp on that, perhaps I may be able to formulate some ideas on how to attract more experienced engineers to become Wikipedians. It would be very helpful if you would respond to these a few questions:

  • Are you a university graduate engineer?
  • Please indicate in which of these engineering disciplines you obtained your degree:
    1. Aeronautical or aerospace engineering
    2. Bioengineer or biological engineering
    3. Chemical engineering
    4. Civil engineering
    5. Electrical engineering
    6. Environmental engineering
    7. Mechanical engineering
    8. Petroleum engineering
    9. Other
  • In what year did you obtain your degree?
  • What attracted you to participate in Wikipedia?

If you would rather not answer these questions on your Talk page, then you may respond on my User talk:mbeychok page. Or you may respond to me via Wikipedia's email which I have enabled on my User:mbeychok page.

If you would rather not respond at all, that's fine also. Regards, - mbeychok 04:28, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm in disk drives/computer hardware engineering for about 25 years.
Being a Wikipedian takes work. Work also takes work, especially for an engineer. I suspect that many engineers just don't have the time.
I was a fairly active Wikipedian, but on my new job, I work 60-80 hours per week -- now I barely visit Wikipedia. I like and believe in Wikipedia, but I no longer have much time. --A D Monroe III 23:37, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi Monroe[edit]

Dear Monroe,

Can you please email me? My email address is This is not spam. I am sending this email to four other advocates today. I am having a hard time with Wikipedia and am looking for an advocate with a lot of experience with Wikipedia to help me. Thank you.

Michael D. Wolok 18:34, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Deletion review: web operating system[edit]

Hi, I'm looking to some of the members of the Wikipedia:Harmonious editing club for a review of an article that's having a wild, roller coaster ride into existance. I want to note that there's an apparent issue, IMHO, separating the subjective (opinion) from the objective (policy) --- and this willingness to speak may not be helping much either (although how I made an enemy of User:Sleepyhead81 (a web page is not an operating system) is a complete mystery to me, he has his own agenda of opinions). If you can have a look at Web operating system it points to others like WebOS and Internet Operating Systems that some editors seem to think it should be merged into. Well, that's concise! Many thanks for your time. - JohnPritchard 18:18, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

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Saying Hi, Asking a Question:[edit]

Hey, I saw your name on the Harmonious Editing Club page (great idea BTW).

I'm an Australian research student from Sydney currently writing my thesis on collaborative online communities and wikipedia is one of my case studies. As such I am looking to interview wikipedians for my research.

As someone involving extensively in editing and also in organisations like the harmonious editing club, i was wondering if you'd be interested in being interviewed (via email) for my research?

The interview can be done anytime between now and june, via email, and anonymity is ensured by the University's ethics standards.

Would love to know if you're interested, and would love to interview you if you have the time. tamsin 07:42, 22 April 2007 (UTC)


Hey, great! Sounds like a blast. (hopefully you'll also find it interesting....)

I can send you information about the project and interview and we can arrange a time that is convenient for you to be interviewed via email--unless you live in Sydney, but that's a long shot.... ;)

If you could please email me I can give you the information (university ethics requires I don't post it to the wikipedia site) and we can arrange details:

Looking forward to hearing from you. tamsin 22:46, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

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Hi, would you please have a look at an entry called "Spellfury" it's a webseries and make sure I've proved it's notable with proper references?[edit]

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Thanks for fixing my mistake on the Battle of Kursk article! Regards204.116.217.18 (talk) 22:04, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the corrections on OZ. Did not realize the "they" following so closely other characters than D/T could add confusion. Just goes to show how immersion in the article and the subconscious in the mind because you are writing it, can let things slip instead of getting it down on the page. I am not the greatest of writers but I hope that I get a better point across than previously what was there. But I always like for someone else to have a look over to tweak instead of those that have a heavy hand on the revert button. (talk) 01:02, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks,; that's what Wikipedia is all about. Everything is always improved by others, because everyone is smarter than anyone. (Though, in the particular change you mention, I think that was a fix I did on text added by me. None of us are immune to being improved.) --A D Monroe III (talk) 18:43, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

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Crassus at Carrhae[edit]

Plutarch: "So he marched his army along the river with seven legions, little less than four thousand horse, and as many light-armed soldiers," Italia2006 (talk) 18:07, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

I agree it was seven legions, but legions are not made of just legionaries. The number of legionaries given (44,000) does not equate to 7 legions, because legions have other troops (auxiliaries) besides legionaries. So we cannot say "44,000 legionaries = 7 legions". Either "legionaries" or "legions" has to go; "legionaries" was there first, so I assumed that was a better way to say this. I'll try again to correct this. --A D Monroe III (talk) 21:02, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Housekeeping at American Civil War[edit]

Could you refer me to the archive with the discussion limiting the description of American Civil War to a) War Between the States and b) Civil War in the introduction's lead sentence? Thanks in advance. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 15:18, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

It was quite a while ago. The "top two" (one pro-North and one pro-South) may have been "discussed" in a running series of edit comments instead of in talk. As I remember, the article didn't even have "American" in its title, so it must have been very early in WP history. I'll check the archives when I get a chance. --A D Monroe III (talk) 17:30, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Eh, it seems I'm not remembering the title change correctly; I'm confusing it with what happened with Indian Wars. Given that, I may be misremembering the whole "discussion". It's probably best to open that discussion now anyway.
Oh, and I just now see you already have.  :) Thanks. I'll comment there. --A D Monroe III (talk) 17:55, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

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Battle of Cowpens[edit]

Thanks for this clarification.
Yours --Baumfreund-FFM (talk) 07:03, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Arctic sea ice decline[edit]

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War crimes in the Vietnam war[edit]

According to Rummel, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops murdered between 106,000 and 227,000 civilians in South Vietnam. For the US, there is the Mỹ Lai Massacre, a mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968. According to political scientist R.J. Rummel, U.S. troops murdered about 6,000 Vietnamese civilians during the war. In terms of atrocities by the South Vietnamese, from 1964 to 1975, Rummel estimated 1,500 persons died during the forced relocations of 1,200,000 civilians, another 5,000 prisoners died from ill-treatment and about 30,000 suspected communists and fighters were executed by ARVN forces. 6,000 civilians died in the more extensive shellings. This totals, from a range of between 42,000 and 118,000 deaths caused by South Vietnam, excluding NLF/North Vietnamese forces killed by the ARVN in combat. OnBeyondZebrax (talk) 23:46, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

I think you missed the point. War crimes are committed in every war. None of them are considered as critical historical lessons the way World War II is, and even WWII doesn't mention it the lead. Supersaiyen312 (talk) 02:13, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, what Super said. The war was full of horrible tragedies; so much so that, unfortunately, the horrors of war crimes don't make the top 10 when viewed on a global scale. Maybe they should be, but we can't change that here. We go by what balance is reflected in WP:RSs, only. --A D Monroe III (talk) 15:11, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

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