User talk:Boscaswell

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Boscaswell, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for Glastonbury Abbey. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Hone Harawira[edit]

I am appalled by your edits to Hone Harawira

You use as a reference something attributed to Harawira rival David Rankin. You delete the description "activist" applied to Rankin, which was adequately referenced So, Rankin may not be called "activist" even when referenced, yet there is NOT ONE reference anywhere in this article to support the half a dozen occasions where Harawira himself is labelled "activist".

If you have something to say about me in future, show a bit of courtesy and put it on my talk page. Moriori (talk) 09:47, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Moriori, I have reinstated my deletion of the word "activist" as applied to David Rankin. I had overlooked its insertion by you - the deletion was accidental. Apologies.
I am not aware of any refutation of the statement by Rankin, a cousin of HH, that HH was born "Hatfield". Have you? You have deleted reference to this statement on numerous occasions, but you know as well as I do that if it has been made, and made by a family member, who is himself leader of the very same hapu (and of course family history is very important amongst Maori), and considering further that the statement has not been refuted, then it is quite likely to be true. It is an easily verifiable statement (birth certificate, for example), and David Rankin is a person of some standing. Bearing in mind all of these factors, and there are a lot of them, do you still seriously suggest that Rankin has made it up?
Further, HH has *himself* said that he is part Pakeha. To exclude that part of his *confirmed* lineage from the paragraph which is primarily about his lineage would I believe be a misleading way of presenting that information.
Please note that this is a *discussion* about the article "Hone Harawira", so I have re-titled it as such. I would be grateful if you could show some courtesy on my talk page. Thank you. Boscaswell (talk) 11:54, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
One other thing, re. Rankin and the word "activist", this time as applied to HH. You appear to be upset that there is "(no) reference anywhere in this article to support the half a dozen occasions where Harawira himself is labelled "activist"." But this is not true, as the He Taua/haka affair is linked. HH is a very well-known figure in NZ and that he is an activist is simply beyond dispute. Contrast Rankin, who is not very well-known. There is a whole section about HH's activism, which I guess was written some years ago. Boscaswell (talk) 22:12, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Agatha Christie aka "dude"[edit]

Nice find! I've read one biography and numerous biographical articles about her but had never heard about the surfing. Who knew? Rivertorch (talk) 04:45, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

It's a news story in the UK. Some research has been done recently on papers of hers, I think, and this came out of it. Actually, I added something on the Article about it at almost precisely the same time as another editor and deleted my edit as his was more complete [tho less well written IMO!]. But it is pretty amazing...the Daily Telegraph story in particular - clearly she loved surfing! Boscaswell (talk) 08:10, 30 July 2011 (UTC)