User talk:Dbrodbeck

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Monosodium glutamate[edit]

Hi, I noticed you on the MSG talk page. I'm working to improve NPOV and welcome your input. Alrich44 (talk) 18:35, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I will look over the stuff you are adding. Thanks. Dbrodbeck (talk) 19:09, 13 August 2014 (UTC)



I'm asking you about this new autism "key" because I don't know who else to ask. Project Autism has come up with this "key" which I fear is a way for the project to piggyback unseen on to the Psychology Project.

[[:Category:WikiProject Psychology|Autism]]

Since I don't fully understand how this "key" thing works, I'm asking your opinion.

Thanks, Parabolooidal (talk) 02:08, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Not sure what you mean by "key", but that just looks like a "Category:WikiProject Psychology" link renamed to appear as "Autism". I didn't even know you could do that, and am curious how putting "|Autism" in the category tag makes it appear different in any way. Where is that being discussed or used? Zad68 02:30, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
OK I see you asked here... Parabolooidal be careful you're not over-reacting, let's see the explanation first. Zad68 02:41, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
If I understand this correctly, the autism tag would sort of piggy back on the psychology tag? Cuz, if it is that, I don't think it is a good idea. Dbrodbeck (talk) 03:01, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I'd think Autism as a topic would find a better fit in psychiatry rather than psychology, and WP:PSYCHIATRY is already under WP:MED. Not even sure really... need to see the response first. It's unclear whether WikiProject Autism is really going to stand up and walk on its own legs anyway. Zad68 03:06, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
The editor who invented the "key" has decided to remove it. What it did was create an encapsulated category within the Psychology project category in which all the articles tagged with the Autism project were placed. Thus the WikiProject Autism became a subsection of WikiProject Psychology.
The problem, from my view, is that the articles tagged by the Autism project are really a mixed bag of articles, mostly articles already tagged by other projects. Some are just articles about specific medications, or specific diagnoses, or types of therapy, or Autism advocacy articles, or BLP's of people who may be seen as doing something "Autism-related", like Rimbaud, or people who have been diagnosed with autism, or people who have been speculated to be autistic, as in Retrospective diagnoses of autism, or jpeg's deemed related to the Project Autism, or articles about subjects like Bullying, and more. See Category:WikiProject Autism articles for an idea of the range of the articles, images, even redirects that have already been tagged, many of which I think the Project Psychology would disown, IMO. If you think I was wrong, over-reacting etc., please speak up! The "key" can easily be replaced. Parabolooidal (talk) 22:58, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
I am pretty sure you are on the right track. No worries from me. Dbrodbeck (talk) 23:54, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, I think I somewhat misunderstood and over-reacted as you suggest. Apparently the Autism project was already in the Psychology's project category, per an edit on 23 July 2014. See history page of it. At the bottom of the category you can see that it's also in the Neuroscience project (as well as a couple of others that don't bother me). Oh well, I personally don't think the project will survive because as somewhere someone said about the project, it's survival really depends on gathering enough editors willing to work on it and keep it going. I don't understand what the goal of the project is. It seems like a mixture of advocacy and "supposed" science, and I'm not sure project members understand about WP:MEDRS or even WP:RS. Parabolooidal (talk) 00:25, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
I imagine it will die. I think your analysis of it is correct. Dbrodbeck (talk) 00:44, 15 August 2014 (UTC)


Your participation in Talk:Materialization_(paranormal) is pending. In case you can't present any solid argumentation, that irrelevant source will be removed again. Logos (talk) 14:07, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

If you remove it you will be reported for edit warring. You are at 3RR as it is. Dbrodbeck (talk) 14:09, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Improper use of warning or blocking template[edit]

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On my planet, doing three reverts in under 24 hours gets a 3RR warning. If you think I misused it, take me to ANI. Dbrodbeck (talk) 11:56, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

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Hi. As someone who has edited this article recently, I am bringing your attention to a proposed set of restrictions at Talk:Ayurveda#Going forward. I see this action as necessary to allow harmonious editing at the article, and to prevent more blocks going forward. Best regards, --John (talk) 20:48, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

But you couldn't answer the question[edit]

Why did you avoid the question of HIV never leading to AIDS? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:53, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

HIV leads to AIDS, the science is clear. Now, go take your AIDS Denialism somewhere else, anywhere but here. To be even clearer, don't post here again. Dbrodbeck (talk) 16:01, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Straw Poll[edit]

There is a straw poll that may interest you regarding the proper use of "Religion =" in infoboxes of atheists.

The straw poll is at Template talk:Infobox person#Straw poll.

--Guy Macon (talk) 09:18, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Why am I always YOUR sockpuppet?[edit]

Why am I always your sockpuppet? Why can't I be the sockpuppeteer for once? The injustice of it all! Yobol (talk) 16:23, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Well, if we let that secret out they would find out about our ties to Aspartame/MSG/Morgellons/MMR Vaccines/Monsanto, and now I've said too much...... Dbrodbeck (talk) 16:25, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
It seems now that the IP knows that Zad68 is another one of my sock puppets...... [1]. Dbrodbeck (talk) 16:37, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
You may want to keep an eye on Brett Salisbury as well. This particular author has been around with numerous IP addresses and fake identities for years. --Esprqii (talk) 17:35, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Yeah I have checked that out, thanks. Dbrodbeck (talk) 17:44, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
I am thinking of AFDing the Brett Salisbury article. I have asked over at the college football project if he is notable by their standards. Dbrodbeck (talk) 22:29, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Mass Effect 3 controversy[edit]

I understand that "fan reception" is the term that has been there longer, but I remember in 2012 it read "controversy." Instead of starting an edit war with you why don't we talk about this? Osh33m (talk) 18:25, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

sure let's do that at the talk page Dbrodbeck (talk) 19:18, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Sidney Crosby[edit]

You may be correct that it was not part of HRM at the time, however, Crosby was born in the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on August 7, 1987, to Troy and Trina Crosby. Crosby grew up in nearby Cole Harbour. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vaselineeeeeeee (talkcontribs) 23:35, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Trolling on the Holocaust Talk Page[edit]

Dbrodbeck: you are abusing your position as admin to troll and support trolling. This is quite clear from the very history referred to. Please desist.-- (talk) 18:57, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm not an admin, I don't know what gave you that idea. Plus, don't call people fascists, and, don't change others' talk page comments. Now go away. Dbrodbeck (talk) 19:09, 31 January 2015 (UTC)


Why is the word federated terminologically incorrect while federal is not, again? I have explained why federated is correct and federal is not. All you seem to have done, in the absence of explanation of your position mind you, is to resort to oppositionally-defiant edits, in inexplicably demanding the use of the incompletely-descriptive word federal instead of agreeing with the correctly-used federated. Paul63243 (talk) 01:34, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Please take it to the talk page of the article, and please do not edit war. I hope you don't mind, but I made this a new section. Dbrodbeck (talk) 01:35, 2 February 2015 (UTC)


As an affected user should you note: Indef block appeal for Ratel --ClaudioSantos¿? 06:49, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

why have you assisted in removing content at Dawn[edit]

the user is removing perfectly good content-- (talk) 06:16, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

if anything the onus should be on the citation supported content remover-- (talk) 06:17, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Please read WP:BRD. Dbrodbeck (talk) 13:58, 22 February 2015 (UTC)