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Jakew's actions in Circumcision[edit]

Here's four recent instances: 1. Jakew packs the intro with pro-circ info covered properly in the cite, and twice in the body of the topic, before being covered again in it's own main section. See 2 next for link; 2. Jakew removes critical statements from the Australasian Med Assoc. Statement on Circumcision[1]. Here’s the original source [2] and the result [3] Note what he took out relative to what he forces left in the CPS Statement; 3. Jakew removes a critical sentence from a paragraph[4]. Here's a discussion with the original source, see number 10.[5]; 4. He forces me to place the resulting paragraph way away here [6].

I can't find the misrepresented revert; because someone has deleted my beinging the problem to the attention of the discussion...the subject and text are now gone.TipPt 22:52, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Location Maps[edit]

On the WikiProject Countries talk page, you had either explictly declared a general interest in the project, or had participated at a discussion that appears related to Location Maps for European countries.
New maps had been created by David Liuzzo, and are available for the countries of the European continent, and for countries of the European Union exist in two versions. From November 16, 2006 till January 31, 2007, a poll had tried to find a consensus for usage of 'old' or of which and where 'new' version maps. At its closing, 25 people had spoken in favor of either of the two presented usages of new versions but neither version had reached a consensus (12 and 13), and 18 had preferred old maps.
As this outcome cannot justify reverting of new maps that had become used for some countries, seconds before February 5, 2007 a survey started that will be closed at February 20, 2007 23:59:59. It should establish whether the new style maps may be applied as soon as some might become available for countries outside the European continent (or such to depend on future discussions), and also which new version should be applied for which countries.
Please note that since January 1, 2007 all new maps became updated by David Liuzzo (including a world locator, enlarged cut-out for small countries) and as of February 4, 2007 the restricted licence that had jeopardized their availability on Wikimedia Commons, became more free. The subsections on the talk page that had shown David Liuzzo's original maps, now show his most recent design.
Please read the discussion (also in other sections α, β, γ, δ, ε, ζ, η, θ) and in particular the arguments offered by the forementioned poll, while realizing some comments to have been made prior to updating the maps, and all prior to modifying the licences, before carefully reading the presentation of the currently open survey. You are invited to only then finally make up your mind and vote for only one option.
There mustnot be 'oppose' votes; if none of the options would be appreciated, you could vote for the option you might with some effort find least difficult to live with - rather like elections only allowing to vote for one of several candidates. Obviously, you are most welcome to leave a brief argumentation with your vote. Kind regards. — SomeHuman 7 Feb2007 20:06 (UTC)

CFCs[edit]

Hi Crimsone. Thanks for adding the section about CFCs to the article on James Lovelock. I hope you don't mind but I've copyedited it a bit and added some sources and a figure. Anyway, I would never have lifted a finger were it not for your spadework - so thanks very much! Cheers, --Plumbago (talk) 09:29, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Winter storms[edit]

There is a discussion started by User:Juliancolton at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Meteorology about a proposed/possible new WikiProject called WikiProject Winter storms. Feel free to voice your opinion on the proposal.JForget 01:15, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

WP:METEO Active members[edit]

User:Juliancolton/Active

Rollback[edit]

Hello Crimsone, I have granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is that after a review of some of your contributions, I believe I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck. Acalamari 22:00, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi there,

I just wanted to say that I think you were treated roughly on the talk page for the LGBT wikiproject. It is clear to me at least that you weren't "assigning tasks" as was stated but merely mentioning a gap in an article. I hope you feel better someday. I understand, I really do.

Intesvensk (talk)

Goodbye[edit]

I may be what ultimately caused you to leave Wikipedia, but nonetheless I'm sorry to see you leave, given your obviously notable contributions to the community. I disagree with many of your arguments, I disprove of the lack of research and understanding before you criticize others, and I personally am angered that you made the comparison between rape victims and a political matter, but throughout our discussion you have displayed an outstanding civilty and willingness to strive and toil for the wellness of the community. I wish to stress that I myself registered only to contribute to Wikipedia, and while differences my exist, we have/had the same goal - to make Wikipedia a better encyclopedia for readers around the world. Good luck. Herunar (talk) 16:36, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

See, here's the thing... I didn't make that comparison. Somebody else made that comparison for me. Somebody else stated that I had political views that were similar considering rape victims as to blame for wearing revealing clothes... and nothing could be further from the truth! What am I supposed to do? Sit here and let that go unargued? Sit here and happily let passers by think that such a totally misguided and uninvited suggestin actually represents my views?
And then, even after quite clearly stating that the comparison was false, and I most certainly do not believe rape victims are to blame for their own suffering, it appears that people them decry me for making the comparison between politics and rape victims... which is really interesting because the original argument was over the nature of who might consider what to be idiotic and why (and no, before anybody gets the wrong idea there... idiocy or lack of responsibility does not equal blame, nor do I consider rape victims to be stupid by nature of being rape victims - rape victims have the same capacity for stupidity as the rest of (or indeed, any other section, of the human population.) If the coparison with rape victims anger you, then please, feel free to look closely and discover who in fact was accusatively made that comparison, and be angry with that person, not me... And not least in light of your lack of research in that particular matter, I disprove that you accuse me further of a lack of research and understanding - just because I do not agree with you, it does not equate to a lack of research or understanding. I have in fact done my own research, and have my own understanding - just as you have done yours and have yours (and further... I would like to suggest in a particular instance that if you actually were aware of a source that categorically mentioned a kick in that particula instance, why didn't you use it in the first place, as it would be ipso-facto, a better source. In that respect, if you included a source that said such (as you provided in the talk page) in the article, our discourse at least improved something.
I am happy to WP:AGF in considering your motives in joining the encyclopedia, even to the point where untill you mentioned them, I had no cause to even consider the possibility of them being anything else but those you mention. However, in matters of research and understanding, and in matters of becoming angry, I would like to politely ask you to consider, as any of us might, a good hard glance in the mirror before criticising or even forming a view of others.
However, I would like to thank you for your message... it was indeed appreciated... and assure you that if you were any part of my ceasing all active editing, it was but a particularly small part. It is in fact a general culture I have encountered repeatedly across Wikipedia - even as I joined the first article I imporved resulted in me recieving prolonged and numerous personal attacks and insults (before the instigator of these was banned). I've mediated some patently rediculous, angry, bitter, and invloved disputes over quite simple encyclopaedic issues, and have seen numerous cases of beaurocracy getting in the way of building an encyclopedia, allowing incivility, bullying, ignorance and aggression to thrive in the process. In terms of the flam article in particular though, well, there are people who's conduct and accusations upset me far, far more than anything you said or did there. Crimsone (talk) 19:41, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

please delete that sentence[edit]

I think reference to the Berlin 1936 Games is quite important, I also think we should reference the Moscow 1980 Games. Because Nazi-Germany and Soviet-Russia were both oppressive and totalitarian regimes, just as Communist China. Furthermore we all know what happened in 1945 and 1989.

   * 1936 + 9 = 1945
   * 1980 + 9 = 1989
   * 2008 + 9 = 2017 (will be a year to remember)

I hope the 2016 games will be staged in Pyongyang or Teheran ;-)

Bombshell (talk) 16:31, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

What Bombshell said showed the true meaning of that sentence. So please delete that sentence. It's against China and POV and not necessary.--Jingandteller (talk) 20:01, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
(1), He said it, not me. take it up on HIS talk page, not mine.
(2), The sentence means what it means, and while what you've quoted is OR, it's not MY OR, it's his... take THAT issue up on his page and not mine too. The sentence did not make any mention of that OR, and what I DID say about it, still applies. Besides which, International, particularly globbal torch relays are not the norm, and so it is indeed worthy of mention alongside other such relays.
(3), I do not edit articles here, and no longer edit talk pages here either, mostly for the crap that people are laying at my doorstep and the words they are putting in my mouth, the accusations and suppositions made on me, and blaming I am recieving for it all.
Take it where it belongs. Which is NOT here, as well you know. Crimsone (talk) 20:30, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
I talked to you, not to the wrong person. You said you don't want to delete the sentence and I showed you that that sentence is POV and against China. Why should we keep it in the article?--Jingandteller (talk) 21:25, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
No you did't. You showed me that another editor had used that sentence in support of a POV based upon his original research. The sentence itself is not POV. The sentence itself, is a fact, not a POV. Leave me alone, and take up the POV issue with the person holding a POV, and take up the seperate issue of the sentence itself on the article talk page. He mentions even moscow as a seperate issue. He says that the sentence is important but that it should be taken further. I support inclusion of the sentence, but do not support OR or taking it further.
In any case, even if you felt it appropriate to argue against the sentence itself and it's inclusion in the article, the article's talk page is the corrent place to do so, not here. In fact, this could be construed as a form of canvassing of a sort. So yes... wrong person, wron issue, wrong page... jusyt about wrong everything, so leave me alone. My comments on the article talk stand, as they do here, and I intend making no further comment.
May I also point out that "please delete that sentence" is an innapropriate section heading to be posting to my talk page, as there is no reason for me to do so, nor did I put it there, nor to I feel in the slightest that the sentence needs to be removed. Incidentally, as previously mentioned, nor am I editing articles.Crimsone (talk) 22:01, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I leave you alone. Sorry for disturbing.--Jingandteller (talk) 22:07, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Thankyou Crimsone (talk) 22:10, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome.--Jingandteller (talk) 22:15, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Comment[edit]

Regarding this:

I know you're peeved, and I understand it. I've been there, for similar reasons.

It helps to come to the realization that the admin system on Wikipedia is pretty much a sham. That's not to say anything derogatory about admins in general -- on the contrary, many of the people who've achieved that designation are nice and upstanding, even exceptional people. The designation itself is what I refer to as the sham. It denotes absolutely nothing about a person, or their ethical responsibilities here beyond the use of their maintenance tools. In every other sense, admins are no better than editors, and the earlier you learn that, the happier you can be on Wikipedia.

Having a technical knowledge of this place and its rules is pretty much the only prerequisite to earning the admin title. The rest of what you "need" can be attained any number of ways. I hesitate to use the "P" word here (popularity), since that's such a common way of critiquing the admin process here, but it's the truth.

Admins are not, by mere possession of the title, more respectful, more politically responsible, more reasonable, smarter, wiser, or more mature than anyone else. Perhaps they should be -- the title does seem to evoke that expectation in just about everyone. But it just isn't so. The more I've learned to abandon that inherent expectation and respect of the title, the better I've been able to function here. Again, that's not to say I don't respect people as individuals -- but I do that despite their title, and likewise, if someone is not deserving of my respect, their title or lack thereof will not influence my outlook.

I do still cling to some small chance that the admin title can mean something beyond my jaded outlook. I hope for that, strive towards it, and I sometimes even demand it -- but I still don't expect it. I've turned down 3 admin nominations so far because I don't want to live up to my own demands. I want to be able to throw a hissy fit once in a while. And while it may be true that admins can and do those things, that is a problem in my mind, and I don't want to contribute to it.

Anyhoo, I don't know you from anywhere but this incident, but I think anyone who's been editing for as long as you have, with no sordid block log activity, can only be an asset to this place. So I hope you can eventually dismiss this incident and come back. Adios for now. Equazcion /C 13:43, 16 Apr 2008 (UTC)

I deal with a lot of controversial content, primarily religious, and know on that basis how bad this place can get. I don't think I've yet been accused of blaming the victim of rape for the crime though, or anything that bad, and I've still felt like ditching the place more than once. And I note from your userboxes that you admit to having an illness. From what little I know of depression, I have to say that I am more than a bit impressed by your willingness to continue in this place, and to be able to be the respected contributor you have been.
I can't blame you for wanting to leave, or doing so. Many people better than me have done both, and I don't want to talk about how often I've considered it myself. I do however find it intolerable that a long-time contributor has been subject to such abuse.
If, for whatever reason, you do choose to return, or just see something on the site which you think needs attention, please let me know. I am an admin, whether I really deserve to be or not, and I am more than willing to do what has to be done, particularly regarding such baseless, really disgusting, accusations like the one above.
I salute you for all you have done, and wish you the best of good fortune in whatever you choose to do from this point forward. John Carter (talk) 00:26, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Good work[edit]

I've been a bit busy recently and only just saw your discussion with Adambro about the torch relay page. Let me just say that you've done an excellent job in maintaining civilty. The admin system in Wikipedia is not perfect. We have plenty of admins who abuse power - and many are de-sysoped each year. You were unfortunate to have gotten into a discussion with such an admin who has no respect for Wikipedia's policies and lie and cheat to get their way. Just ignore them if you could. Herunar (talk) 13:25, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Consensus on reasoning for LGBT Project Articles[edit]

A new discussion you may be interested in:Consensus on reasoning for LGBT Project Articles. The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 07:25, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

I was just reading your userpage. I'm sorry you've stop contributing significantly to wikipedia. It honestly makes me sad that people willing to contribute to a worthwhile non-profit cause feel they can't due to incivility and stubbornness. I was talking about thhis very subject with a friend of mine earlier today due to the mounting tension currently on the LGBTProject page. The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 08:48, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Also, I hope you feel better and recover quickly. The Bookkeeper (of the Occult) 08:48, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

I greatly admire you[edit]

Your comments on the NAMBLA talk page were intelligent, accurate, and expressed my sentiments so much eloquently than I ever possibly could. Just to let you know you are not alone, here. I have been labeled a pederast and pro-pedophile activist on the Wikipedia Review for my defense of several articles, even I have made no active contributions other than reverting what I saw as vandalism. The term you used, moral panic, was well chosen and sums up the current atmosphere here on Wikipedia. Frankly, my heart was in my throat when I posted to the NAMBLA discussion today, as I have been threatened with blocking/banning for disruption if I speak out again on those subjects. I've really been too afraid to do much more than edit Kim Delaney lately, and even that is turning into an edit war.

I won't take up your time with my level of frustrations, but just wanted you to know I empathize completely with feeling misunderstood and victimized simply for standing up for intellectual principles. Jeffpw (talk) 14:44, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

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File:250px-Gendersign-none.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Your Flattering Invitation to Help in Translation[edit]

In October 2006 you asked whether Imight be able to assist, following some editing i suggested into the Welsh meaning of the words;"Pontycymer,"" Nant Gelli Wern, "Garw", etc.I am sorry that it has taken nearly four years to reply. In fact, I have only just learned of your invitation. My problem is that I have a neurological condition which affects my vision and I am sorry to tell you that I am not in a position to be very helpful to your efforts. But I am very appreciative for asking me.

Duw'ch bendithio.
Ceffyl Bach (talk) 21:38, 29 May 2010 (UTC)
Ceffyl Bach

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