User talk:DaveLeach

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Welcome[edit]

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Edmund Burke2 c.jpg Please accept this invite to join the Conservatism WikiProject, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to conservatism.
Simply click here to accept! – Lionel (talk) 04:47, 8 July 2011 (UTC)


The problem with the "common thread"[edit]

I appreciate your desire to make the articles here richer. The problem with the section that you have added and apparently readded on Conservatism in the United States is that it has no reference for its claim, and thus appears to be original research. Wikipedia may seem a great place for placing new insight, but really it's not built for that; it exists for gathering information already established in reliable sources. So if what you're posting is that in your view that is the common thread, then Wikipedia is not the place for it, although there are plenty of fine places on the Web for putting forth your views. If what you're saying is that it's established fact that that is the common thread, then you will need to provide a source for folks to verify that it's established fact. --Nat Gertler (talk) 18:31, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

@Dave - I moved your objection that you left on my talk page to Talk:Conservatism_in_the_United_States#Recent_revert (click the blue link and edit the section to add comments). Please continue the discussion there...
@Nat - I restored his edit to give him a chance to source it and gain experience in our procedures here in the spirit of DONTBITE. – Lionel (talk) 20:16, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

DaveLeach (talk) 02:34, 9 July 2011 (UTC) Thanks. I'm adding cites. I offer no original research, unless you think reporting common knowledge (among conservativers) is "original research".