User talk:Barney the barney barney

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Restoring talk page access[edit]

Not sure if you plan to come back or not, but just in case, I'd like to assume that everyone is a little less hot under the collar than they were 2 months ago, and restricting talk page access is unnecessary. Restoring talk page access in case an unblock request is forthcoming. --Floquenbeam (talk) 19:44, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

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Unblocking[edit]

After a further review of everything that went on back then, an indef block appears excessive. If you've moved on from Wikipedia, then an unblock doesn't hurt anything. If you'd like to come back but pride or anger or a sense of being treated unfairly is preventing you from making an unblock request, there's no sense waiting for one side to cave in. I've unblocked this account.

I do think some of your comments, Barney, were excessive and over the top. I hope, with time, that you'd now agree with that, at least. But I'm just not convinced an indef block is the solution. I recognize the apparent baiting, and the suboptimal way the block was handled, but those are mitigating factors to the block extension, not excuses for the actual over-the-top aggression. Personally, I believe most of your comments about Bearcat were untrue, and/or unfair; however, even if they were true, we don't go around saying stuff like that out loud all the time. If we did that in real life, everyone would end up with bloody noses every day.

I guess what I'm saying is that while I don't think the indef block was a great solution to the problem, I do think there was a problem, and you should be aware (even if you don't agree) that you'll need to dial it back a few notches if/when you return, or this whole episode is likely to repeat. Either way, good luck with whatever you decide. --Floquenbeam (talk) 20:49, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

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What's the Haldanes Dilemma tag about ?[edit]

I think you tagged Fringe onto the article for Haldane's Dilemma back in April 2014, but cannot tell what/where in the article that was done for, nor what would improve the article and serve to remove it. Can you tell me what you meant by that tag and what would clear it out ? Markbassett (talk) 15:27, 7 May 2015 (UTC)