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WP:CSEC[edit]

DavidBailey! Thank You for your assistance with the WikiProject Computing/Computer and Information Security task force! We thank you for all of your hard work, and we would like to invite you to our new Wikiproject at WikiProject Computer Security. We hope to see you soon! Sephiroth storm (talk) 08:19, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Disambiguation[edit]

When you moved Bill Carrico to a new title and then changed the old title to a disambiguation page, you may not have considered the 100 or so other Wikipedia articles that contain links to "Bill Carrico". When you change the article that an existing title links to, "it is strongly recommended that you modify all pages that link to the old title so they will link to the new title". Thank you. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 11:25, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Most of the links are to bot-generated or historical pages. I edited the few current articles that linked to Bill Carrico the politician, and added links to a few articles which referred to Bill Carrico the entrepreneur. Unfortunately, there is no article for Bill Carrico the NFL player. Thanks. DavidBailey (talk) 15:08, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Bill Carrico[edit]

So, I was wondering, do you know computer scientist Bill Carrico? --216.113.168.128 (talk) 23:14, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

nay, not I. DavidBailey (talk) 21:21, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Femininity[edit]

Feb 21, 2011 Being interested in anthropology I have at times followed the development of this article. A year or so ago it seemed to be taking different POV into account. Now it has given way to an ideological approach, reducing "femininity" to simple physical "femaleness". This is blatantly one-sided, not worthy of an encyclopedia. Femininity, for most people, still suggests distinctive traits of character, ways of behaving, reaction towards others, etc. etc. that go deeper than what is merely physical. This idea is not an outdated cultural or religious prejudice that deserves little notice (here it gets none). It is an idea that has been present over the ages, permeating art and culture. In modern times it was defended by Sigmund Freud, Margaret Mead, Virginia Woolfe, etc. not in the name of the Bible, etc. but in that of an objective understanding of the richness of having two distinctive human modes of expressing humanity: the masculine and the feminine. To ignore that viewpoint is the make a totally one-sided and prejudiced presentation. I would suggest a presentation that gives both A) the more 'traditional' view of femininity; and B) the more recent views that react from this concept and tend to reduce the term to a simple difference in body parts. I can write some of the first; and even outline aspects of the second (where I think I could do a better job than what is represented in the current article), and leave the completion of that to others. [Since this is a feeler, so as to see what people think, let me single out just two concrete points in the present article which reveal a narrowness of approach, verging on the ridiculous. 1) large breast size and cleavage are presented as a main parameter of femininity. But this is to talk about femaleness, not femininity. Audrey Hepburn is a classical example of a woman considered very feminine - even though her breasts were small and she had little cleavage. 2) Female body shape and Corset... Here the emphasis on femaleness is again clear. To highlight 'corset', etc. in an article on femininity, is indeed to corset the scope of an encyclopedia article.]Unimpeder (talk) 06:39, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Feb 27, 2011 From the discussion page about ‘Femininity’, you seem to be one of those who have taken most part in developing this article. A week ago I posted the above on my talk-page, in the hope it might begin a discussion. I would be glad to have your reaction to my proposal, as I think the present article is one-sided and simply not worthy of Wikipedia. However, I see no point in working at a more comprehensive presentation of the theme - if someone is going to revert it each time. So I would like to talk first. A year ago, the article opened in a fairly balanced way: “Distinct from femaleness, which is a biological and physiological classification concerned with the reproductive system, femininity principally refers to secondary sex characteristics and other behaviors and features generally regarded as being more prevalent and better suited to women, whether inborn or socialized. In traditional Western culture, such features include gentleness, patience, sensitivity and kindness.[citation needed]. Nursing certainly calls for such traits, which may well explain the fact that women are generally considered to make better nurses.” The last sentence about nursing was added by me at that time. I see now that this was removed by Uschick in April 2010, after someone had observed “In my experience this [that women are generally considered to make better nurses] is not necessarily true, and nothing this specific should be stated without any supporting sources.” If you want commonsense support of my statement, go out and ask the first ten men and women you meet. I think that the whole paragraph should be restored in the rewriting of the article; one supporting reference might be the following: ‘According to the U.S. Dept. Of Labor. “Women comprised 92.1 percent of RNs in 2003" (http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/qf-nursing.htm).’ The 92.1% says something to the point. [Might someone take this figure as indicating discrimination against women? Perhaps; but he would need good arguments and plenty of [non-biased] ‘supporting sources’] Looking forward to hearing what you think.Unimpeder (talk) 14:00, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

RFC on the inclusion of a table comparing SI units and Binary prefixes[edit]

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a question[edit]

Dear friend, which kind of books do you recommend me to read to make a better world while saving my self, specially in recent nasty world of surveillance; politics or diplomacy or intelligence analysis or protective intelligence? have you ever read any of this books:

The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 3: Master Of The Senate; by Robert A. Caro

Diplomacy (A Touchstone book); by Henry Kissinger

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach

On War; by Carl von Clausewitz

How to Look for Trouble: A Stratfor Guide to Protective Intelligence; by Stratfor

which one is more important? Peyman Ghasemi (talk) 20:04, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

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Christianity newsletter: New format, new focus[edit]

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Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi David. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:29, 9 May 2014 (UTC)