User talk:Ergative rlt

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you might want to file a sock investigation, in the meantime just don't violate 3rr ;) All the best SpitfireTally-ho! 10:06, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

SIL link[edit]

Previously I have removed the link in the SIL International entry that you now reinserted. I removed it because it is a tertiary source, at best. All material related to SIL are direct quotes from Colby's book Thy will be done, which is already listed in the sources. Please let me know why you think the link should be there. It certainly does not present any new information on SIL. Landroving Linguist (talk) 20:15, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Fair enough. Let's keep it in. Landroving Linguist (talk) 23:28, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Erroneous edits to Soybean[edit]

Thanks for catching some of the erroneous additions made to Soybean about it being an amino acid. I've added a comment to the talk pages for both IPs that our friend from Syracuse, NY has used. Please add the same comment if you find them using a new IP address again. I'll assume that it is a good faith mistake unless we see it repeated from the same IP after the comment has been placed on the talk page for that IP. It's also interesting that they haven't edited any other articles, which is unusual for a true vandal. Note that you can just hit Undo by the bad edit in the article history to simplify the removal. UncleDouggie (talk) 22:02, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

OR anyone?Apology[edit]

"as "moshuh nanren" almost certainly exist nowhere outside Haha Lung's imagination, I don't see what they have to do with CMA" - Actually, there was a relatively long list of CMA sources just in google books. Certainly not worth arguing over. All the best, and happy editing.- sinneed (talk) 00:43, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

  • That, if it belonged anywhere, belonged on the talk page there. Please accept my apology. I am sure you are correct, and I defer to your greater knowledge.- sinneed (talk) 00:49, 10 September 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the heads up. I haven't had any internet for the last week because I think the lawn care people at my apartments accidentally cut the cable wire doing something. The only time I get access to it is when I am at school.

I will definitely keep on eye on those articles. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 16:37, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

It's been five days since our newly registered friend has made any edits to martial arts-related pages or posted comments on the lengthy Bodhidharma discussion. This doesn't necessarily mean they won't come back eventually, but I think I am starting to whittle them down. Once I put them on the spot about providing a source for their claim about "ancient" Shaolin stone engravings showing Bodhidharma teaching martial arts, they stopped mentioning it altogether. I was surprised to see that their last reply was a mere paragraph. If they return and continue to push the issue, however, I have found evidence that some of the information from Young's Black Belt Magazine is incorrect. It negates their "right time, right place" synthesis argument.
Have you seen the changes I have made to the Asian martial arts (origins) page? It still needs help, but it is light years a head of what it was. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 04:39, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
A new person has questioned the scholarly stance on Bodhidharma on the old discussion. I have left a reply that should quell them, but some people just like to argue for no reason. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 17:24, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Contributions to E De people[edit]

Thank you for the recent contributions to E De people, they appear to be well thought out. However, these contributions are largely useless to Wikipedia because they do not meet WP:Verifiability standards. Wikipedia, because of it's completely open editing system, must provide some sort of accountability to it's readership. In order to do this, the community has decided to use WP:Inline citations. If you could please provide citations, that would be greatly appreciated. If you need any help, feel free to ask, Sadads (talk) 02:35, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Sorry about that. I wasn't sure exactly what your intentions were with those edits, and I always try to catch large content contributions without citations as early as possible to try to hedge any mistakes, Sadads (talk) 03:14, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Serpents, etc[edit]

Thanks, but I see your edits are being reverted. There's a problem here. Dougweller (talk) 18:28, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Not any more, blocked as a sock puppet. Dougweller (talk) 19:25, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Awareness & thanks[edit]

Thank you for the heads up, and for running some defense on my behalf. "Everything..." TommyKirchhoff (talk) 20:18, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

BaguaZhang page[edit]

I apologize for the resistance on the citation additions to the BaguaZhang page. While I agree the multiple citations are overkill specific to Fu Style, the article is very weak in its citations, generally speaking. The citations I added are relevant to much of the page; they offer the reader many tangible resources, and double the number of citations the page has. How can we add those references to the page ? At the bottom ? At the top ? Sorry, I'm still a newbie, but I have a great deal of respect for you after you helped me with that "fringe" issue. Still trying to do the right thing. TommyKirchhoff (talk) 01:11, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

A Little Help[edit]

Would you please look at the Wudang chuan page and revert to an older version if you believe it is warranted ? TommyKirchhoff (talk) 22:25, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Dark Ages[edit]

In Dark ages you removed one of my entries. You state they are removed because:
1. The Australian Hellenistic web site is questionable. They may be an oppressed minority and not have the resources to hire a staff for IS, but they are most certainly recognized internationally as a valid religious organization. I would strongly recommend that you find out about this religion before it becomes public knowledge that Wikipedia is practicing religious oppression.
2. You say there is a POV problem. This leaves me with three generic problems. Either you are so arrogant that you believe you are above the authors and do not have to justify your statements (as in I am god and you better believe what I say) or you actually have no justifiable POV issue and are just using it to suppress historical facts, or there is actually a POV issue I am not aware of. Which is it?
3. You say there is an OR problem. And again you do not say what the OR problem is, so I must repeat the question, Which is it?. I make one summery of one of Mr. Rassias books. This is not OR. I then summarize the works of another of Mr. Rassias' books and you call this OR? I did not EVER provide any opinion or imply any opinion in my summaries, so they cannot be OR! I did supply a link to another review of Mr. Rassias' books - the sight you called questionable.

I would appreciate it if you would address these 3 issues you created, thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:39, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

I should have blocked this IP address this morning when I blocked the other IP address being used by the same problem. When unblocked, the IP can take their complaints to the appropriate noticeboard. This is a fringe religious organisation and their views belong in their article at Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism but not at [{Dark Ages]]. Dougweller (talk) 21:09, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


For your help at Walam Olum. I'm fed up with an editor who took the right to vanish and continues editing, now with another IP backing him up, so have gone to SPI. Dougweller (talk) 07:29, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Where the IPs have been blocked for a month. Dougweller (talk) 06:30, 2 July 2011 (UTC)


Would you please go leave the IP some warnings? Thanks. I'll be online for an hour or so, back in the am to do any clearing up needed. Dougweller (talk) 19:56, 26 August 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the editing on Bodhidharma. Nice details. I made two changes: Dumoulin does not mention Tamil Nadu, so I gave Tstuomu Kambe & Zvelebil as references. There is a web-link to Tstuomu Kambe, and the content of Zvelebil can be checked on the Discussion Page. And I changed 'Tamil Nadu' to the often-mentioned "third son of a Pallavine king from Kanchipuram". This is the "specific tradition" that is mentioned by Tstuomu Kambe & Zvelebil - and poorly substantiated, actually. But maybe, just maybe, this is satisfactory for both sides. And, to my opninion, "Some traditions specifically describe" is nicely balanced stated. Friendly regards, Joshua Jonathan (talk) 19:25, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Nordic race[edit]

A recent edit, which seems to have changed little or nothing, has an edit summary accusing someone of "anti-Nordic POV" inter alia. I made quite a lot of changes, so little remains of the off-topic haplogroup material. Come and see what you think. Should the map of haplogroup I1 be there? I think probably not. Itsmejudith (talk) 09:13, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Nogais pictures[edit]

You posted this. " this is only partially backed by the source, and what is supported is out of place here" on the Golden horde. I think the Nogai people themselves would know about their own history more than you and I. There the ones who claimed to be the descendants of the Golden horde, as-swell did Russian historian and scholars.

Here are pictures of the Nogai people of live in southern Russia and Northern Caucasus. (talk) 09:13, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Come join the Ainu Task Force![edit]

Greetings, saw your edits at Ainu people and thought you might like to know that we just founded the Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan/Ainu task force. Hope to see you on the Members list! MatthewVanitas (talk) 18:47, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Walum Olum[edit]

Thanks very much for your help with this. Dougweller (talk) 17:10, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for correcting my mistake in the Huns Page[edit]

Can you fix the page Tengrism too? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:32, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Concerning our edit war at Subartu[edit] - Hirabutor (talk) 14:53, 30 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi Ergative,

I've left a comment in the talk page of Abkhaz language, asking few questions. You may be knowledgeable about the topic. I would be more than happy if you could have a look and comment. Thank you very much --Universal Life (talk) 16:24, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Journal for Subartu[edit]

Ah ha ha ha ha. Thanks for the heads up on your latest IP sock Tirgil34. Ergative rlt (talk) 15:21, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


Just to say hi as we're battling ProfessorJane these days. HkCaGu (talk) 06:17, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Uniquark9 reported for edit warring[edit]

If you were interested.[1] --Kansas Bear (talk) 00:50, 21 February 2015 (UTC)