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List of Chinese Inventions, Crossbow
I wasn't trying to remove the info about Ancient Greece. The section began by mentioning Greek crossbows, and ended that way too; I only deleted the first two sentences. I'm totally cool with the whole contemporary-civilization-comparison thing, but surely that shouldn't be the subject of the first two sentences, and surely it doesn't need to be mentioned twice?
According to the Mesopotamia#Etymology section referenced by :
A further distinction is usually made between Upper or Northern Mesopotamia and Lower or Southern Mesopotamia.
I did add a page number for the 1st reference,"Who Were The Babylonians?". Bill T. Arnold. 2004. pp. 2.
Quote: as well as for the greater region of southern Mesopotamia in what is today southern Iraq, Kuwait and parts of western Iran.
I couldn't find a page number for the 2nd reference, however scroll down the link: ''Lower Mesopotamia consists of modern-day southern Iraq and portions of Kuwait and southwestern Iran near the city of Ahvaz....
It currently says Lower Mesopotamia is the area from Baghdad to the Persian Gulf. The area from Baghdad to the Persian Gulf is a bit ambiguous. Agrso (talk) 03:59, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
- Hi Agrso,
- Thanks for your message. I'll look into those sources and get back to you within a day and we can go from there. My main objection is that while there are very small parts of Kuwait that had traces of Meso culture, academically I have never seen Kuwait included when talking about the ancient civilization.
- Cheers, Λuα (Operibus anteire) 02:53, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
- Hi, alright thanks. Agrso (talk) 04:35, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
- Everything checks out, and I reverted my edits to your previous version. Thanks for providing the page numbers and the references.
- Cheers, Λuα (Operibus anteire) 02:20, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
- Thank you. Agrso (talk) 08:59, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
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Black Egyptian Hypothesis
I assume you know about WP:3RR. I've reported Daley for breaking it. Dougweller (talk) 15:48, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
It's only been seven years
Hi Aua, I wonder who you think I was? At any rate, as I said in response, I took it as a compliment. Keep the faith, Drmies (talk) 04:42, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
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- I would advise you to cease the ad hominem attacks immediately, User:Aua. I am attacking your stated position of wanting to deny Ethiopia's most important cultural contributions, you take a look at the things Ethiopians say they are proudest of and it is Coffee and the Queen of Sheba so naturally that is exactly what Ethiopia's detractors want to go for in an attempt to deny or rob her culture. To suggest that Ethiopian viewpoints are insignificant to Ethiopian culture and non-Ethiopian sources must be relied on as superior reeks of Systemic Bias. You have responded by attacking me as an editor, not my argument, by merely accusing me of being a vandal, which you know is false, and of "harassing" kendite with a 3RR message, which you know is false, simply because I disagree with you about effacing articles important in Ethiopian culture. Til Eulenspiegel /talk/ 05:56, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Queen of Sheba
Thank you, i will stop reverting his edits. I'm not sure if he is intentionally trying to distract others in talk pages by talking about agenda and conspiracies .. Yousef --يوسف حسين (talk) 06:06, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
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Hello, we are still awaiting statements for you regarding Ancient Egyptian Long-Term Editor Misconduct as you are a party, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case Regards, Andajara120000 (talk) 18:56, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Very good, thanks. This really is the classical "those editors defending the mainstream are out to get me" but with a twist - an attempt to get them (or rather us) banned or blocked to leave the way clear for a couple of indefatigable Black Egypt supporters. I wonder why the account change. The identity is pretty obvious. Not illegal of course as they are consecutive - unless there's a blocked or banned editor earlier. Anyway, nice clear succinct post. And the picture is pretty clear now. An editor with a battlefield mentality who wants everyone they disagree with on an article blocked or banned? And who has even before this brought up the ArbCom stick? I can't quite get my head around anyone who reads the probation notice about sanctions for disruptive editing and then does this. Dougweller (talk) 21:50, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
- Hi guys. May I ask who was the original "identity" - I don't like to be falsely accused, and I would like to know who is accusing me if possible? Wdford (talk) 22:15, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
- I'm confused. Unless I missed something, I think Dougweller and I are referring to Andajara120000 and her previous account Tollsnanak900 in this section. But if someone is accusing you of something, they're probably accusing all of us, so I'd like to know where that's happening. Cheers, Λuα (Operibus anteire) 22:26, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
- I haven't encountered Tollsnanak900 before either. She openly admits she changed her username here  However the Tollsnanak900 account lasted only one day, during which it seemingly made 147 edits on a single article - not really the behavior of a first-time editor? Its the early hours of the morning here, but unless I misread it I have been accused of conspiracy and serial misconduct. Am I being paranoid? Wdford (talk) 22:53, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
- I didn't notice that. You're right; all those edits were made in one day. I think we can trace out the string of accounts seeing whom did Tollsnanak900 agree with on that article and so on.
- In any case, you're also right about being accused of years-long serial misconduct. All of us are in on a brothers-of-the-faith conspiracy to keep the true black character of ancient Egyptians from coming through. We have bullied and intimated many, many users seeking the truth. We have also created many articles on the same topic to confuse everyone. Despite our superior intelligence allowing us to keep this network going for many years, we apparently left clues to it on each others' talkpages. I mean, who doesn't love a tease, right?
- Cheers, Λuα (Operibus anteire) 23:06, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
- Yep - God needs the Devil. And now Andajara120000 has racked up 3572 edits over 304 pages in just 4 weeks - about 120 edits per day every single day. Interesting. Wdford (talk) 23:22, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Aua. I was struck by your RFAR nutshell too. Do you have any information (or gut feeling) which suggests further (newer) alternative or consecutive accounts of Andajara? Bishonen | talk 00:55, 10 January 2014 (UTC).
Seems to be popping up all over. Just removed it from Egyptians and Archaeogenetics of the Near East - besides the other problems, such specific points don't belong in these articles - obvious POV pushing. Dougweller (talk) 13:20, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
- Knowing the Y-haplogroup doesn't tell you much, if at all, about the race of people. This is especially true 3000 years ago. I don't think there is a point to including that information, so I'm in agreement with you.
- In any case, thanks for letting me know. Apparently I was named in that DRN, but Andajara keeps getting my 3-lettered username wrong, so I wasn't notified.
- Cheers, Λuα (Operibus anteire) 14:19, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
- Sorry, I knew that she was getting it wrong but hadn't realised he hadn't told you. Not the only thing she's getting wrong. Comments at WP:NORN might be useful, the only response so far from anyone else blew me away for trying to do something bad about a fringe hypothesis, avoiding the issue entirely. I'm removing it from the other articles it was added to. Dougweller (talk) 17:23, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Request for mediation rejected
Can I draw your attention...
to this? BMK, Grouchy Realist (talk) 12:26, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Johnjohnjames. Dougweller (talk) 16:41, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
I dont appreciate you hounding me. if you checked the source it only mentions christians dont add orgiinal research Christina jax (talk) 21:41, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
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I edited the intro as a request to move material from the intro into the body had been made. The logic and sense of the para I moved was history - therefore moved. Left the first sentences as duplication - as they made sense in both locations, and I do not wish at this time to edit the wording. I'll leave that for someone else.
I saw the formatting issue that you did - and fixed it. Should be good to go now.
Last comment - if you think the intro was already appropriate - why was a request left to shorten it and move material into the body?
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