User talk:Connor Behan

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Question About Your Edit[edit]

I noticed you made an edit here: [1] which I disagree with but I shall ask instead of simple reversion with an edit summary: should that really be notable? I mean it's fairly obvious that both would entail the 25th amendment. When has there ever been a movie about Air Force One without the President? I mean if the 25th amendment is notable, then wouldn't the fact both presidents had their families aboard also be notable? At any rate, I was just wondering your thoughts on this. If you think it should remain, it's perfectly fine with me. Happy editing. :) -WarthogDemon 20:11, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, perhaps you're right. At any rate you do strike good points and it's not a wild assumption by far. It can stay, I was just wondering. Hope I didn't sound confrontational. Cheers. :) -WarthogDemon 23:58, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Nice edit summaries![edit]

Much appreciated. Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 22:31, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Edit warring over "evenly divisible"[edit]

You have been warned about edit warring over "evenly divisble" at WT:WikiProject Mathematics#Mathematical language must be precise by User:Jowa fan. If you continue to remove "evenly divisible" before consensus is reached about a suitable alternate phrasing I will report your conduct at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:28, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

When I informed the mathematics project of my intent yesterday, I had only made this change to a few articles and I hoped it would provoke a democratic discussion. When the rest of the day went by and I had still only received the one reply from Jowa fan, I decided to do a mass change but only to the mathematics articles, where I expected the change to be welcome. I am thrilled that a number of editors actually are trying to reach a consensus at the talk page now. This is something I much prefer. Cheers. Connor Behan (talk) 20:10, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
I don't have a problem with Connor making changes of this nature to mathematics articles. This is in line with established mathematical practice, as documented at Parity (mathematics) and Number. (Articles on non-mathematical subjects are a different matter.) My only concern is that if someone reverts one of his edits, then his next action should be to discuss rather than start an edit war. I haven't seen any evidence of futher edit warring since the discussion began at Wikiproject Mathematics, so it seems to me that all is OK. Jowa fan (talk) 03:52, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Brad Meltzer[edit]

Hi. Thanks for working to improve the site with your edit to Brad Meltzer. However, the edit had to be reverted, because Wikipedia cannot accept unsourced material or original research. Wikipedia requires that all material added to articles be accompanied by reliable, verifiable (usually secondary) sources explicitly cited in the text in the form of an inline citation, which you can learn to make here. If you know of a reliable, secondary source that establishes that Sawyer created his own website, and before Meltzer, then please feel free to change the passage back, and include that source in the passage. Thanks. :-) Nightscream (talk) 07:22, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

I was going to add a source when I read this but Jowa fan beat me to it. A secondary source for it could be [2]. He inserted it as a comment probably because it seems out of place to look up one author and see citations about another. Sentences claiming that no counter-example exists have a high burden of proof so I would avoid saying this kind of stuff even in Sawyer's article. Connor Behan (talk) 08:23, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Right. Discussion of Sawyer's web site probably doesn't belong in an article about Meltzer. Personally I had no problem with Connor's previous edit: I don't think there's any reasonable doubt that author web sites were rare in 1996. For what it's worth, there is no policy requiring an inline citation for every fact added to an article. All that's needed is that it's possible to verify things; it's important for people to use good judgement in avoiding citation overkill. In any case, I've changed the wording to something milder, in the hope that this is acceptable to all parties. Jowa fan (talk) 09:00, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Apparently your edit was not acceptable to Nightscream. I have gone with the abundance of citations since I think this is still better than the sensationalist wording that was there before. Connor Behan (talk) 19:37, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

thanks for the correction[edit]

Jizya — Preceding unsigned comment added by Truth-seeker2004 (talkcontribs) 07:18, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Law & Order: SVU edit[edit]

Just so you know, concerning your edit here, "judgment" and "judgement" are both correct spellings. Odd, I know. (talk) 07:38, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I didn't realize that! I guess the "e" spelling was the one I had seen more often.Connor Behan (talk) 16:30, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
"The Tireless Contributor Barnstar is awarded to especially tireless editors who contribute an especially large body of work without sacrificing quality."

This Barnstar is awarded to Connor Behan for their non-stop excellent work in expanding the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season articles. The articles have been transformed from looking quite mundane and 'empty' - to absolutely wonderful and detailed, all thanks to your hard work. Thank you, and please keep it up! -- MSTR (Happy New Year!) 09:58, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! Now I just wish the Warren Leight episodes were wonderful and detailed :P. Connor Behan (talk) 23:05, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
No worries Face-smile.svg and I can definately agree with you there! Leight needs to lift up his gain... 13 episodes to go, could be our final season! I need to stay positive... can't live without my SVU fix!MSTR (Chat Me!) 09:54, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Dark Knight[edit]

Thank you for your recent edits to The Dark Knight (film). However, I feel that your most recent edit, which I reverted, is not as constructive as the rest. The previously used statement is more encyclopaedic, and just as true. He is detained by the SWAT team, which puts him in their custody. Your wording leans heavily on the fourth wall, something that is avoided as much as possible, because it break the formality of the section. Anyway, I don't want to start an edit war, so I'll open an edit request at the talk page. Thanks. drewmunn talk 07:29, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

weird caption on hipster pic[edit]

Hi, The weird caption on the hipster pic is there because thus far, no photos of hipsters have remained on the page. There is a bizarre sense that we cannot identify hipster elements in a photo. You would never have this problem on an article about punks (show a pic of a guy with a mohawk) or goth subculture (show a pic of man with dyed black hair, white face makeup, black eyeliner, and a cape). But for the hipster article, editors have this view that "we cannot define what a hipster looks like", and in the past several photos have been purged. So this pic of a hipster has a disclaimer saying we don't know if he considers himself a hipster.OnBeyondZebrax (talk) 15:30, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

NOt hard to illustrate goth...but for some reason people are reticent to accept that we can define what a hipster looks like


you've added a number of inadmissibly poor sources to Abortion in Canada; I recommend removing them and the content cited to them, then potentially re-adding it if you can find reliable sources. –Roscelese (talkcontribs) 20:34, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Of the five sources I added, the two that are most often seen as reliable (CBC and the National Post) contain all of the information I mentioned. The others were just there for interest sake but I have now removed them. Connor Behan (talk) 21:33, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK-Good Article Request for Comment[edit]

Hi, would you like to elaborate your rationale in the General Discussion section?--Gilderien Chat|List of good deeds 09:41, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Singular they[edit]

Why are you always enforcing your personal preference of not using "singular they" in articles, like you did here[3] and here [4]? Look at the Singular they article. The use of singular they is accepted well enough by scholars. In the case of the Corrective rape article, you messed that up by making it seem that corrective rape is only about the rape of females. You should have just used "him or her" to begin with if use of singular they bothers you so much. You also removed valid information and called it fluff.[5] I wonder if Roscelese, who has also edited the Corrective rape article, and who (looking at your talk page above) you have had dealings with, agrees with all the edits you made to that article.

There are articles where singular they is best employed. Let's also remember that some people are ambiguous about their gender. See Genderqueer. I also think that you should practice WP:BRD more since, on your user page, you basically say that you will revert a person if they don't provide a rationale that is satisfactory to you and that you will then start a discussion on the talk page. Actually, it's often the case that a person should start a discussion on the talk page when reverted and discuss the issue instead of immediately reverting. For example, what happens if the person reverts you again? You are going to engage in a full out WP:Edit war? Stop just shy of four reverts and think that will ensure that you won't be blocked? (talk) 15:59, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

When it comes to "singular they" it seems like a small number of editors actively oppose it, while the rest don't care one way or another. So except for a few screw-ups, there is nothing to lose by being pedantic. It is actually a common convention to use one gender pronoun to cover male / female / ambiguous. For example, one of my "he or she" edits was altered in this way by another user: [6].
There were two pieces of "fluff" that I removed from the Corrective rape article and maybe I should've split them into two edits. One of them was a non-neutral comment about how South Africa is not yet a true democracy. The other was a confusing statement about the public-private divide. It basically said that if private lobbyists had their way, treaties like CEDAW would not condemn gender based violence as much. This seems biased as well and only tangentially related to the article. Anyway, since I wrote my user page, I haven't had to revert very often because most Wikipedians are reasonable :). Connor Behan (talk) 22:57, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

It would be nice if there were a word for intercourse that was artistic but still neutral.[edit]

How about "fuck"? David F (talk) 03:50, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Contact (novel)[edit]

I noticed you made a BIG change to the article Contact (novel), completely rewriting the part about the plot. I think you did a very good job. That was a lot of work. Congratulations. -GroveGuy (talk) 07:14, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! It's such a good book... I didn't want the article to miss the best parts. Connor Behan (talk) 02:35, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Discussion re Canadian Legislation template infobox[edit]

Thanks for tidying up the Civil Marriage Act page. Your work on the infobox reminded me that there is a flaw in that template, when used for Canadian legislation. I've suggested a new Canadian legislation infobox template be created, on the WikiProject Canadian law talk page. Would welcome any comments you may have. Mr Serjeant Buzfuz (talk) 06:23, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Lennart Poettering[edit]


Can you elaborate your rationale for removing my edit on the Lennart Poettering page? Thx! (talk) 10:57, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Moving this into its own section.
There is plenty of controversy surrounding PulseAudio and systemd but I do not know of any surrounding Avahi. Even if there is some, it is better to put it in the article on the software. Introducing Lennart as a "king of controversy" at the top of his article, seems a little biased. Connor Behan (talk) 20:13, 15 July 2014 (UTC)