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Scorpions Pass

An aerial view of Ma'aleh Akrabim (Scorpions Pass), part of Israel's Route 227. This steep, twisted road is considered dangerous owing to its poor physical condition. Below the pass there is a dropoff of hundreds of metres, yet the road has no guard rails.

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Please excuse my rudeness[edit]

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Hi, Fred Bauder, you'll likely not be pleased about this but I have suppressed a number of edits to your userspace which reveal too much personally identifiable information about yourself. I've done this per policy and for your own protection and safety on-line as you are a self-declared minor. I'm really sorry about that and I know it's annoying, but it's for the best. Please don't re-add it. For some useful information on privacy and safety, take a look at Wikipedia:Guidance for younger editors. Thanks, and sorry for messing about with your pages - User:Fred Bauder Talk 10:13, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

You'll note that your userpage has been modified somewhat. This is for your own good; to learn more about why this was done, you can read this page.

I apologize for the inconvenience. User:Fred Bauder Talk 17:20, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

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For of few words are made great men. It is the minor actions, the small subtleties, that can show the greatest valor, the deepest insight, the discerning thought. Thank you : ) Jc37 03:35, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Defender of the Wiki[edit]

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I award you this Defender of the Wiki barnstar in recognition of your three years of continuous meritorious service on the Arbitration Committee. (Sorry that it's a bit late) Eluchil404 11:48, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

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For the integrity with which you provide peacemaking guidance. Law Lord (talk) 06:50, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

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To the best arbitrator Wikipedia ever had. You spoiled us and we didn't know how good we had it. DurovaCharge! 16:21, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Sakotis!!!!!!!!!!!!![edit]

Dispute resolution survey[edit]

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Hello Fred Bauder. I am currently conducting a study on the dispute resolution processes on the English Wikipedia, in the hope that the results will help improve these processes in the future. Whether you have used dispute resolution a little or a lot, now we need to know about your experience. The survey takes around five minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

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You are receiving this invitation because you have had some activity in dispute resolution over the past year. For more information, please see the associated research page. Steven Zhang DR goes to Wikimania! 23:01, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

ConfirmAccount extension[edit]

Hey :). You're being contacted because you are involved in the ACC process, or participated in the original discussion in '08 about the ConfirmAccount extension. This is a note to let you know that we are seeking opinions on switching this extension on, effectively making the ACC process via the Toolserver redundant. You can read all the details here; I would be very grateful if people would indicate how they feel about the idea :). Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 13:20, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

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I undid your answer to my question about Paid Political Operatives. Realizing later that my act might be mis-construed I re-instated it...with a note. I hope you understand. ```Buster Seven Talk 13:55, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Regarding MITx and Harvardx[edit]

MITx and Harvardx refers to the online learning initiatives of these institutions , there is no relevance between the initiative and the sentence " MITx and Harvardx university-level courses" . The content should be unambiguous what I mean. Gaurav Pruthi 14:03, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

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Mentioned in a ArbCom case[edit]

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Fæ/Evidence#Evidence_presented_by_Michaeldsuarez – I'm just letting you know that I've mentioned one of your Oversight actions in a ArbCom case. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 18:20, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Greeley, CO[edit]

Fred - the information that was listed under Crimes was incredibly outdated. If you would like to get your information correct, please contact Jerry Garner, Chief of Police here in Greeley. We have "never" had 6 murders here in Greeley in a year. In fact the stats that ARE correct and verifiable via our Chief are as follows: 2006 - 2 murders 2007 - 4 murders 2008 - 4 murders 2009 - 3 murders 2010 - 2 murders 2011 - 1 murder

Stats directly from our police department. I could go on. If Wikipedia is of ANY use for people who are looking to move into our area, the FACTS should be presented. The information and link I gave you were FACTUAL and VERIFIABLE, what is currently online is not even close.

We'll be sure to let everyone know that this is not a very useful tool in the future. Greeley Chamber (talk) 18:31, 30 May 2012 (UTC) Sharon

I'm not sure that having 2004 murder stats highlighted in the article is useful, but allow me to point out this Greeley Tribune article entitled "Each of Greeley's six murders in 2004 had gang connections". Delicious carbuncle (talk) 19:11, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
That explains it. User:Fred Bauder Talk 19:15, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
Actually, it doesn't. That information is not in the article. Most likely the discrepancy originated in murders which occurred outside city limits. User:Fred Bauder Talk 13:00, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Revert for CPI-RUS[edit]

The user:CPI-RUS blocked by you have performed controversial and undiscussed move of 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt. Please revert it. I also presume the need for move protect due to the said user's disruptive behavior. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk) 12:57, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Gang of Eight (Soviet Union)[edit]

Rename in State Committee on the State of Emergency. Violation. The distortion of facts, neutrality. With 2010, Talk nobody responds CPI-RUS (talk) 16:54, 31 Mai 2012 (UTC)

How did you get unblocked? Yes, we sometimes don't respond within a reasonable time. Let's have a discussion at Talk:Gang of Eight (Soviet Union). User:Fred Bauder Talk 13:09, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
With 2010, Talk nobody responds CPI-RUS (talk) 17:15, 31 Mai 2012 (UTC)
Привет, я не буду туда лесть. Просто у Вас отсутствует нейтралитет и искажены факты. Hello, Ок. Just not have neutrality and distorted facts. No need to confuse Constitution USSR and United States. In the Soviet Union under the Constitution, article 6 ruled by one party. The KGB has authority to arrest any Government leader and the President USSR CPI-RUS (talk) 17:32, 31 Mai 2012 (UTC)

Clarify[edit]

"Legal workers of color, noting a history of laxity, have called for educational institutions to investigate and confirm all claims that a person is an Native American." Please clarify this statement; are there regulations as it pertains to scholarships, teacher-hiring, etc, already in use? I personally had to show proof of enrollment to qualify for some of my scholarships and this sentence makes it seem like anyone can claim anything and no one requires certifications. oncamera(t) 01:06, 3 June 2012 (UTC) Nevermind, another editor clarified the issue. oncamera(t) 01:22, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Looking for a second opinion[edit]

Hi Fred, I've seen you around China-related articles from time to time, so thought I would ask for your opinion on something. I've been working on the page Terrorism in the People's Republic of China, but am involved in a kind of slow-burning content dispute there. Would you be inclined to take a look? I can give more details, if it's not self-explanatory from the talk page and edit history. Regards, Homunculus (duihua) 15:38, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. Hey, do you think you might be interested in developing the page further? I'd like to see if it can become a GA, but I haven't found many collaboratively-minded editors interested in helping. That might be a lot to ask, and may be outside your area of interest, but let me know. Homunculus (duihua) 17:35, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

No worries[edit]

Sorry if I came off a bit brash. It wasn't my intention. I respect your work on these articles. --Xaliqen (talk) 19:56, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Songbun[edit]

Damn, you beat me to it by a few hours! Egg Centric 20:54, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Er, or indeed a few days. Doh! Egg Centric 20:54, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

JPM[edit]

got some notes from a good professor. Perhaps a quick / simple intro, toc, then "background" with your very good, detailed and probing paragraphs? See how the good prof leads in below. Rick (talk) 16:40, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Here are some useful links as well as some additional thoughts.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/jpmorgans-trading-loss-is-said-to-rise-at-least-50/?ref=global-home

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/26/business/regulators-role-at-jpmorgan-scrutinized.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1338032555-bvE+LpVJ8uVKLx6qiBVI2w

You might indicated that JP Morgan entered into trades as part of its hedging strategy. They have gone on record calling these trades hedges that did not work. Also indicate the department where these losses occurred etc....

For example, trading losses occurred at JPM Chief Investment Office, located in London, England. This office was run by Ina Drew who has since left the firm. A series of derivative transactions involving credit default swaps were entered into as part of the bank's hedging strategy. Trader Bruno Iksil, nicknamed the London Whale had accumulated significant sized positions in the market.

In May, estimated trading loss of $2 billion were announced by JP Morgan and size of actual loss estimates continue to grow.

Regarding lax regulatory oversight. I would reference the above NY Times article that came out on Saturday, May 26th.

Fred - I like your edits, keep 'em coming. Also I believe you are absolute lead steer on the whole market manipulation facet of this. Last time I looked both SEC and CFTC were to survey markets on a near-real-time basis (both have large internal surveillance units costing the taxpayer plenty to do this) and spot manipulation. Free markets are not to be viciously manipulated for giggles and profits. How can you have a frikin' Whale floundering around and so many hedgies on the street knowing that market manipulation was going on and not have the dashboard lights light up at both SEC/CFTC surveillance units blinking red? From there is it that hard to find out who is doing it? Let's see, who exactly is keeping the markets "above board"? Oh in the SWAPS area no one??? Kinda has a bit of a "taint" smell that my auditor nose perks up to. Perhaps all O.K. but the more I read what you write the more I smell possible manipulation of markets. Are we talking RICO? FBI? When big whales at Global SIFIs BDs manipulate markets the average investor pays the vig. Even the larger hedge fund have to pay their proportionally larger share of this "slippage". banking.senate.org - overseers of SEC & CFTC re banking seem totally asleep to this, (or working the back field, also sec/cftc reports to banking.senate FBI (RICO) reports to justice). Also where are the investigative journalists? Would it be so hard for those guys to have a jr staffer call around some hedge funds operating in this "sliver market" of swaps, and ask some questions, ask for who might know? My guess is 20 dials of the telephone would probably break a story. Rick (talk) 18:57, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
My guess is absoultely no one will talk on the record. Egg Centric 19:02, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

European sovereign-debt crisis[edit]

Hi,

I've been reading with interest your input there. I'm wondering if Iceland's experience in 2008 has any relevance. The Iceland government agreed to pay massive amounts of money to the UK and the Netherlands to compensate for money lost in the failure of that country's private banks. But this was overturned in a referendum by the Icelandic people, and as far as I know, Iceland never repaid and went their own way. And as I understand it, Iceland is doing ok now (although the article on Iceland isn't clear). I thought by defaulting, Iceland pretty much gave up the change to join the EU. Might not this be for the best? Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 14:25, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Internationalism is always best, but significant advantage can be gained by being contrary, Switzerland being exhibit A. Attempts at cooperation are always clumsy with considerable maneuvering for advantage; however, they are best in the long run. User:Fred Bauder Talk 14:52, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Iceland, having greatly sinned, was basically offered life at hard labor; they declined. User:Fred Bauder Talk 14:55, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
That was my impression. They were supposed to pay back something like 12,000 euros plus interest per person, as I understand it. (How are they doing now? They don't seem to be mentioned in these discussions.) MathewTownsend (talk) 16:11, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
They are not in the Eurozone, so play no role in the crisis. They seem to be doing quite well, but their name is mud in international banking; actually they were in consumer banking where public confidence is vital. I think they are probably out of that business for good; tourism and fishing from now on... This might be an option for Greece, in fact, quite a good option. User:Fred Bauder Talk 16:24, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Isn't the name of international banking mud? If these about-to-go-under countries don't greatly modify their practices (as Iceland apparently did), what ultimate good will bailouts do? And is all this bail outing even possible? Wasn't Ireland in a similar position as Iceland a few years ago and took a bailout? And aren't they in a worsening situation now? (Or am I wrong?) MathewTownsend (talk) 15:22, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
International trade requires international banking, difficult business even if everyone is cautious and honest, neither of which Iceland was. Iceland took deposits from the general public, a relatively simple business if the acquired money is loaned conservatively. I think it may have attracted loans by offering higher than usual interest which set them on the search for increased returns, a risky business best engaged in by experienced hedge fund managers rather than commercial banks. Iceland modified its practices because its banks were forced into bankruptcy, reforms came later. Unless something is done, all this bailing out is not possible because the bailouts are actually nothing but loans, although at lower interest; but which, being from other banks, must eventually be paid in some way; if only in greatly reduced ability to borrow internationally. Ireland is trying austerity. Bottom line, poor investments, of whatever nature, don't return enough to be viable. Combined with vested interests with bargaining power such as landlords, banks, and civil servants any country will eventually go broke. A fixed outgo and a diminishing income is a crisis. Lowering wages would work if most of the rest of the world did not offer the same thing at less. User:Fred Bauder Talk 15:42, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Didn't banks in the US do the same thing—but were bailed out by the taxpayer? Then, recently a bailed out bank admitted losing $2 billion in risky business? I just heard on the radio that one third of the homes in my US metropolitan area (2.5 million people) are in one step or another of foreclosure and that most Americans lost 40% of their net worth in the last few years. Grandmothers having to work as waitresses etc. (This was all phony money - the "bubble" - but I read that in some countries such as Russia, Switzerland, Iran, China, Turkey, Austria(?), Venezuala(?), others, house prices are sky high.) Seems like some kind of massive readjustment is in order. The WHO just announced that diesel fumes are carcinogenic. And diesel fuel is one of the "alternative fuels" the US is betting the farm on. I think its all over now, Baby Blue. MathewTownsend (talk) 16:28, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Concerning the report I've been target of at ANI....[edit]

Hi,

I was saddened to learn that I've been target of an ANI discussion which's been closed so fast that I didn't get to react to it at all (the last time before I've checked things on WP were before I went to watch an evening move, and when I came back the discussion was already WAY in progress). I'd like to reiterate on the fact that a banned Wikipedia editor's harassing me. For a while it was fun, but now it's starting to be much more annoying. And it's this editor who I've called a nationalist troll, because his only actions on WP consist of removing Hungarian place names from various articles (or replacing them with non-Hungarian names) AND harassing me. I've been harassed by him first via talk page posts ([3], [4] and [5]), then he went on to create a sock with the sole purpose of my harassment (User:CoolKoon jebe svoji matku=CoolKoon's fucking his mother).
Since you were so keen on suggesting a block for calling a harasser a "nationalist troll", tell me: have you ever been harassed by anyone? Online or offline? Have you had somebody stalk you on Wikipedia and report you for every single mistake you make? Also, have you seen your name in a harassment account (coupled with an expletive) that's been created for the sole purpose of your harassment? Have you managed to keep your cool after being reported to ANI/ArbCom/Jimbo/anywhere else the second time within a single week (or so)? Because I have a REALLY hard time keeping this user at bay. Perhaps you could suggest me something then. -- CoolKoon (talk) 22:37, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Well, yes, I have been a target of abuse, and have not always responded in an optimum way. User:Fred Bauder Talk 23:05, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

I ask you and the others about the Article of Nemzade Hatice... There is no any Sources written on this Article

So what you told me? I only said: Who tolds you that she was a descendant of Seyh Bedreddin and where are the sources? Nothing else...But no any can give me a answer...always you must that you must so...strange.

Dilek2 (talk) 17:15, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

People have been trying to explain reliable sources to Dilek2 for a couple years now. Dilek2 typically deletes the comments and warnings [6][7] and always ignores them. Edward321 (talk) 23:51, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Xianrendong[edit]

Thanks for adding the latest archaeological results from Science on the pottery article. Archaeology is a surprising science indeed! Guss2 (talk) 09:14, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

IP address removal[edit]

I accidentally forgot to log in on the commons to edit today so my IP address is in the revision history. can you please remove it. i dont want personal information exposed. Jawadreventon (talk) 18:05, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

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Wikinfo[edit]

I think that Wikinfo does not display because of GZIP compression enabled. Try comment out in LocalSettings.php something like:

33   #     if( !ini_get( 'zlib.output_compression' ) ) @ob_start( 'ob_gzhandler' );

and perhaps not displaying will be gone. I found solution here: http://www.mwusers.com/forums/showthread.php?4079-wiki-not-showing-after-install 50.28.73.7 (talk) 16:27, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

DPRK Apologist is back[edit]

He's making a lot of changes to the page to portray the DPRK in a good light. ViriiK (talk) 10:48, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

NK[edit]

regarding Human rights in North Korea, I'm willing to protect the page if that would help. I agree with your assessment, and perhaps a division of actions would be more proper. — Ched :  ?  15:50, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Are you Online?[edit]

Need Some help. GiantBluePanda (talk) 21:03, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Paying attention right now, but time for supper here. User:Fred Bauder Talk 22:18, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of FOMO[edit]

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After considerable research I did delete FOMO because much of the recently published information about it was related to an app being marketed by MyLife. User:Fred Bauder Talk 15:00, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Please see[edit]

Please see Talk:2007–2012_global_financial_crisis#RM_on_hold Smallbones (talk) 15:03, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

AN/I[edit]

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FinFisher[edit]

Hi Fred, there's discussion for you at Talk:FinFisher Widefox; talk 14:55, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

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Sorry to bother, but...[edit]

Riz Story, the article you protected earlier? The subject is deleting material from the talk page. Very difficult to talk about things if one side is deleting material. K8 fan (talk) 05:03, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

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1RR violation by User:Philip Cross[edit]

I am not sure if this is correct or if my understanding of the rules are wrong but User:Philip Cross has been editing on the Jonathan Cook [ http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jonathan_Cook&diff=514901836&oldid=514901080 ] page even though it has a 1RR rule there. He was informed earlier on today about the 1RR rule on that page but has done another 3 edits there in the last 25 minutes. I have told him to self revert it but would like your advise if he has broken the rules here or not. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zrdragon12 (talkcontribs) 23:31, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure the last three edits are reverts. However, the edit history shows that both of you are in violation of the 1RR rule this article is subject to. User:Fred Bauder Talk 23:58, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
OK,we ll thanks for the answer,I have put it out to others people as well and will see what they think.Zrdragon12 (talk) 00:16, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

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Top post[edit]

I moved your top post to the bottom of the blocked user's page [8] per normal WP convention -- please revert if you feel this is an error. Nobody Ent 22:02, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Public relations[edit]

Hi Fred. Since you have been a participant on the Public relations Talk page, I wanted to ping for your input on a merge proposal to combine it with History of public relations and Corporate communications. Corporate 22:35, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

User talk:BWCBENCERVS[edit]

Fred, please review the actions I took to make sure they were policy-compliant. Feel free to adjust anything you think I did wrong. Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 12:07, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

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Please comment. FutureTrillionaire (talk) 19:04, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Courcera[edit]

It was nice to know that you are the contributor with maximum edits for this article. It is very important article and think that it is going to expand in future. -- Abhijeet Safai (talk) 10:25, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

David Jay Brown[edit]

I was hoping you could take a look at what's going on with this article. I have been trying to satisfy the demands for citations that have led to Qworty deleting this entire article, then whole sections when it was returned by another editor. My work has been attacked as COI due to appearances at an event I am involved in, appearances that took place over ten years ago. This editor, IMO, refuses to select items and tag them as needing citations, but deletes whole sections or even whole articles including perfectly acceptable bibliographies. I hope you can look into this.Rosencomet (talk) 13:54, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Dear Fred,

I have a problem with a couple of editors. It's the same old thing, except with new players. An article I edited was severely cut up, then eliminated entirely. I've been trying to reinstate some of the data with 3rd party citations, but I am being personally attacked with accusations of COI, in this case because the subject of the article appeared at the event I work on, the Starwood Festival, over ten years ago. I did include citations for four lecture venues this professional speaker appeared at, and one was for this festival, but ALL edits I have made including bibliography, filmography, and a lot of other data is being deleted simply because I am the person posting it. On top of this, I am being warned that ALL edits to other articles like Starwood Festival are COI, something that was settled long ago (as I'm sure you recall), and they have threatened to delete the entire articles. Qworty has already begun chopping up both this article and the [[Association for Consciousness Exploration] article. These are very aggressive edits, and they are accompanied by a suggestion to merge them. The articles are absolutely being gutted. I don't know what to do, and I'm asking for your help.Rosencomet (talk) 06:18, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

This editor Qworty is now systematically gutting every article I have edited, including ones that are in no way connected to Starwood. He/she is deleting entire article text without tagging anything, even deleting bibliographies with books by major publishers and proper ISBN numbers as "unsourced".Rosencomet (talk) 06:24, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Since when do bibliographies and discographies need "sources"? How does Qworty get to set these bars? This is a wholesale deletion of virtually all of the work done by many many editors on articles, evidently chosen simply because I have worked on them. It's a vendetta!Rosencomet (talk) 06:42, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
I think this exchange says it all. [9] I don't know what's going on here, but this is someone who is dredging up 6 year old accusations and ignoring the results of the arbitration and the fact that it's ben years since I have engaged in aggressive editing or controversy of any kind.Rosencomet (talk) 07:25, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Articles gutted by Qworty include: Starwood Festival, Association for Consciousness Exploration, David Jay Brown, Michael T. Gilbert, Muruga Booker, Nicki Scully, Anodea Judith, Trance Mission, Louis Martinie, Amampondo, Jesse Wolf Hardin, Stephen Kent (musician), and Harvey Wasserman. Luisah Teish and Jay Stevens have been nominated for deletion. I'm sure more are on the way. I do not want to engage in conflict with this editor, nor do I want to see articles destroyed this way. I ask that this be looked into; I don't see what I can do without being accused of one or another improper activities. Please help.Rosencomet (talk) 09:03, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
With all due respect, is "take their concerns seriously" the only response I can expect? Qworty just merged Starwood Festival and [[Association for Consciousness Exploration] after posting the proposal for about 20 minutes, acting on a consensus of one person. This was an article about an organization that has operated over 30 years with 26 newspaper articles and book write-ups supporting its notability. I am reserving my comments to talk pages. At what point do you consider Qworty to cross a line?Rosencomet (talk) 21:58, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

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Please comment on the new proposal. FutureTrillionaire (talk) 01:50, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on the New New proposal. -- FutureTrillionaire (talk) 17:26, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Will you help?[edit]

I am asking once more, as I am supposed to. Qworty is tagging, merging, deleting or otherwise reversing six years of work, including work that has no connection to Starwood or ACE. I have tried to get a response, a conversation, some guidance from you and Revolving Bugbear all through this process, to no avail. WHY? Are you in favor of this destruction of articles? Over thirty have been affected, and more keep piling up by the minute. Why won't you talk to me, or direct me to somewhere I can get help?Rosencomet (talk) 23:29, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

User talk[edit]

I saw your post here indicating suppression of all personal information. The IP addresses were striken,[10] but I still see an IP address here. Regards, -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 15:34, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

I suppressed no ip addresses as, in my opinion, there was no basis for doing so. User:Fred Bauder Talk 15:45, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

logical quotation[edit]

Please remember to use logical quotations instead of periods within the quote.Curb Chain (talk) 19:06, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Pin Prick Attack[edit]

Thanks. I was just over trying to find out how to report that BLP violation. When I gave them the diff, they said it had already been removed. Thanks for being on top of it. Regards, --Manway 04:22, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

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CheckAccount[edit]

Fred, I am being accused of possible WP:sock puppetry you are listed as an ADMIN who can do WP:checkuser. I would like to have mine, user:mariolennox compared to User:XyphynX9 as an avenue to prove I am not a sock puppet of his. Also is it possible to prove I have never communicated with him online via wikipedia? Thank you for your timeMariolennox (talk) 21:52, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green[edit]

Would you consider configuring pending changes for this article? Thanks.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 14:42, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you for your message. I presume that you are referring to what I inserted early this morning, the deletion of which I have accepted, rather than anything I have contributed subsequently to the Talk discussions. Please clarify.Alrewas (talk) 15:54, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes, that was it. Your discussion of your edits avoids republishing the inappropriate information. User:Fred Bauder Talk 16:16, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

New class[edit]

See the discussion page of new class. The main problem is with the tense. Adelson Velsky Landis (talk) 05:14, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Pete K on anthroposophy/Waldorf pages[edit]

The template forbidding Pete K to edit the Waldorf/anthroposophy articles was removed from the Talk:Waldorf education page (and perhaps other pages) by another editor: see User_talk:Alexbrn#Notification_about_PeteK_on_several_articles. Pete K now may be editing again under an IP address, 76.170.168.122. I cannot prove it is the same person, but it is the same behavior, including addressing me (and other editors) by personal names not available through WP, rather than by WP user names. Should we restore the template? What else can be done?

Asked if he is Pete K, the response is to avoid the question. It would be easy enough to deny this if he were not. hgilbert (talk) 15:24, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Details[edit]

The IP user shows similar editing behavior. Both call both me and other editors by our real world names, rather than Wikipedia user names; both edit the same articles (exclusively Waldorf-related).

Both name me in essentially every edit, harassing me. (Is there a procedure for this?)

Both aggressively pursue a point that has no apparent goal, for example here repeatedly claiming that I am archiving an article talk page which is actually being archived by a BOT,

despite both another user and I having explaining the situation:

And more[edit]

So I don't think it's reasonable to ask for SPI every time a new user shows up at the page, but the appearance of Special:Contributions/Jellypear seems rather timely... I guess I should just ask them to clarify if they have other accounts? Struck as the user has responded and it appears to be just a coincidence. a13ean (talk) 19:45, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee[edit]

Hi there - I saw you made some nice improvements on the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee page back in August. There has since been a conversation on the the talk page regarding whether or not the series is based on the web-series Carpool by actor Robert Llewellyn. I have added a note explaining a Daily Beast article confirms Seinfeld was unfamiliar with Carpool.[11]

Though Seinfeld declined to be interviewed for this article, his spokesperson confirmed with The Daily Beast that he was “not at all familiar with” Carpool. Crackle, Sony’s digital network that houses Comedians, directed all questions about the web series to the comedian’s spokesperson, who on Monday pointed out a breezy FAQ uploaded that day to the series’ Facebook page. In response to why he made Comedians, Seinfeld said, “talk shows and interviews can’t let you see this other side of the comedy world.”

Would you mind taking a look and consider editing the language accordingly? I would really appreciate it.NinaSpezz (talk) 15:20, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Deferring to you[edit]

I noticed this. Please see my most recent revert/deletion relating to this IP. I'll leave any further action with you/the committee, especially as the IP does not seem to be active at this moment. --Dweller (talk) 22:13, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads up! It was on his wiki page, but I did not think of that aspect. Thank you

Arbitration decision of RS: request for clarification[edit]

There is confusion over what constitutes a reliable source for the Waldorf education/anthroposophy related pages. Could you help clarify the situation? For example, there is a source: Carlo Willmann, Waldorfpädogogik, Kölner Veröffentlichungen zur Religionsgeschichte, v. 27. Böhlau Verlag, ISBN 3-412-16700-2. The press is a highly regarded academic press, the book one of a highly regarded series (Cologne Publications on the History of Religion). The author is a Catholic theologian who has been connected with Waldorf schools in various ways.

Is this:

  1. a reliable source due to the quality of the peer-reviewed publication, or
  2. an unreliable source because the author has connections to Waldorf education?

Appreciating any light you can shed -- hgilbert (talk) 19:03, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Please address your question to the current arbitration committee. User:Fred Bauder Talk 19:17, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Apologies for being snippy[edit]

I'm sorry for my comments. They were out of place. I would also like to ask that Zinn's history be regarded as a more questionable source, given that there are strong methodological issues with his People's History, along with disputed neutrality.Eriol11 (talk) 22:03, 22 January 2013 (UTC)Eriol11

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Taylorsville NC[edit]

FYI, the NPB exposure story reported by the NYT also outraged me. I grew up near there and have seen how companies get hillbillies to handle nasty chemicals. Makes the US look like PRC.--Smokefoot (talk) 16:22, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

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Check ur Email[edit]

I've sent you an email. Oh, what happened. Can the stuff still be accessed?WHEELER (talk) 02:32, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Got it and replied; Wikinfo should be up on Wikia after a bit. User:Fred Bauder Talk 03:36, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

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Wikinfo[edit]

I see Wikinfo is getting reborn on Wikia, which seems quite annoying, with moving ads. Couldn't the old Wikinfo survive? OlavN (talk) 16:08, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

What happens to Wikinfo.org? Its pages? Has Wikinfo.org become wikinfo.wikia.com from now on? Since when? Can we move Wikinfo pages over? Vuara (talk) 21:42, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Articles were archived and will appear. Wikinfo.org will redirect to the Wikia address. User:Fred Bauder Talk 21:45, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

I think it was a bad idea to copy articles directly from Wikipedia to Wikinfo. It is now difficult to know which articles should be respected because they were written by a Wikinfo editor, and which we should feel free to overwrite because they were indiscriminately copied from Wikipedia. OlavN (talk) 06:34, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

The point was to start with existing articles and improve them; however lack of editors resulted in many outdated articles. Another goal was to host a comprehensive reference work. User:Fred Bauder Talk 11:00, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Fred, this is User:WHEELER. Can we start a page here at Wikipedia, chronicling the history of Wikinfo? Or will they delete this on us? I would like to start a page solely on Wikinfo. I do miss it. WHEELER (talk) 00:20, 12 May 2013 (UTC) I edited the ibiblio page to say they shut us down. WHEELER (talk) 00:22, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikinfo would be deleted. I'd leave ibiblio alone. User:Fred Bauder Talk 01:22, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

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NYT as a source of info[edit]

For what its worth, my feeling is that NYT is not a reliable source of technical or medical information. About pop stars, clothing fashions, and politicians, NYT is great, but in the sciences or in technical books, it would be very weird to cite NYT.--Smokefoot (talk) 13:18, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

monsanto[edit]

Thanks adding that new content to the article! I edited your edits.. the new combination product is not a "current product" so doesn't belong in the "current products" section. I put it in a new "pipeline" section. Also, 2,4 D resistant crops are being brought to market by Dow, not Monsanto, so I deleted reference to that, and left dicamba. I hope those changes make sense to you. Thanks again - -this is a great new source and content for the article. Jytdog (talk) 15:37, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

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Qworty/Robert Clark Young[edit]

Fred, I've mentioned you on Jimbo's talk page in relation to your investigation of User:Qworty in 2007. You may wish to comment. Delicious carbuncle (talk) 22:06, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Jpgordon has commented. Perhaps you could help refresh his memory? Thanks. Delicious carbuncle (talk) 12:14, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

West Fire[edit]

Hi Fred,

All of the sources I have for the fire have different names for it - either West Fork Fire Complex or West Fork Complex Fire.

I was wondering, with you being a Colorado resident, what the actual term is so I can rename the infobox/sourcelist appropriately?

Cheers,

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History of public relations[edit]

Hi Fred. A while back you expressed an interest in this article. I've gotten a decent first-draft together, but feel it could use a second pair of eyes and have filed for a peer review. Was wondering if you had an interest in giving it a once-over. CorporateM (Talk) 00:38, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

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Revdel problem[edit]

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Help with citing sources[edit]

Hi Fred Bauder. I was hoping you could help out a fellow editor with an article I'm trying to write. It's in my sandbox right now and I'm trying to add a few references to it. Could you help me cite these pages? The code just doesn't seem to come out for me.

http://articles.philly.com/2012-08-02/business/32982067_1_homewood-suites-hotel-option-project-manager

http://www.globest.com/news/12_223/philadelphia/student_housing/Campus-Apartments-To-Break-Ground-on-200M-Project-315786.html

http://www.globest.com/news/12_532/midatlantic/student_housing/Campus-Apartments-Starts-Phase-II-of-Transformational-Project-329601.html

Any help would be greatly appreciated as well as any tips or advice towards building out my page. Artcua (talk) 02:40, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Talking about Defense Distributed on the Noticeboard[edit]

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AN post[edit]

You might need to tighten the wording in this edit--SPhilbrick(Talk) 15:43, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library[edit]

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I've just written to you at the usual email address,  Roger Davies talk 10:57, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

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Email[edit]

Did you send me an email a few months ago? Miss Bono [zootalk] 14:01, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Don't remember it. User:Fred Bauder Talk 15:53, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Well, I got an email from you. Miss Bono [zootalk] 20:28, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps you could forward it to me? User:Fred Bauder Talk 23:57, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Russian Battleship[edit]

I was wondering what trains from London had to do with a Russian battleship! Simply south...... cooking letters for just 7 years 19:49, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Canvassing Request: Brahma Kumaris[edit]

Good morning Fred, I'm posting here because there is currently a bit of a camped dispute on the Brahma Kumaris page. I found your name in the probation/Arbitration post at the top of the article talk page. I basically looked at all the arbcom editor contrib's and selected you because you had been on Wiki the longest. In my view the page needs a very experienced eye to identify what is happening. One camp repeatedly states the article is 'highly accurate and well referenced' and that editors seeking to make changes have a 'hive mind' and are all BK adherents aspiring to 'whitewash' the page into an advertisement for their cult/religion, and they aren't fit to be on Wiki. The other camp states the first camp belongs to and advocacy group linked to a highly critical website and is simply trying to block all editing as camp one has managed to create a highly POV laden account of the BK's, cherry picked and distorted around the editors own agenda/emotional involvement in the topic. I hope all involved will consider this a fair summary. Another admin suggested arbcom input. At least in my view the page would really benefit from extra eyes, neutral eyes, and someone who has probably seen nearly 'all the tricks in the book'. Any time you have to support the creation of an encyclopedic article would be hugely appreciated. Regards Danh108 (talk) 19:53, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Including, let us hope, desperate brute force attempts by a tagteam of adherents from a new religious movement [12] who are being centrally inspired and coordinated, and have no conscience at wasting other Wikipedians' and admins' time and energy, whilst offering little to no actually benefit to the Wikipedia as a whole. --Januarythe18th (talk) 16:04, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Knowing you are not currently on ArbCom, and thus maybe not in a position to impose discretionary sanctions on the topic, as seems to be maybe indicated in the existing ruling as possible, I would welcome any input you might have regarding how the existing ruling might be used to perhaps allow for the imposition of discretionary sanctions on the topic, and, if there is any hope of getting additional editors involved through ArbCom on the topic, I think that would be potentially very useful as well. John Carter (talk) 16:09, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure I have the patience to help you guys with this. User:Fred Bauder Talk 17:39, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
You have no idea how good it feels to see someone else saying something like that around here, believe me. But, as a former arb, I think you might know how if at all the existing probation imposed on ArbCom on the article/topic as per the talk page template might be usable to maybe help the content, like maybe whether there might be any basis to apply discretionary sanctions based on the existing probation (if that's possible), or maybe in some other way be used to draw more eyes and maybe better management of problematic behavior on the article/topic. John Carter (talk) 17:48, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
The problem is that I am here, not here. User:Fred Bauder Talk 18:44, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Okay Fred, good luck with that. I think you are right....quite a lot of patience (and time) would be the price. Regards Danh108 (talk) 21:43, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

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12 years of Wikipedianship![edit]

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Books & Bytes, Issue 4[edit]

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Huizhou University - Again[edit]

Hi Fred Bauder, over a year ago you semi-locked down the Huizhou University page to stop an edit war. Just last month, pretty much as soon as the ban was lifted, the user from last year returned to re-add the excised biased material. He's already put it back twice now. I'd appreciate it if you could watch the page so as to confirm what I'm saying, and to help prevent another edit war. Thanks

New attention disorder[edit]

Hi Fred! I was reading the New York Times (Schwarz, Alan, [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/12/health/idea-of-new-attention-disorder-spurs-research-and-debate.html Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate] April 11, 2014) this morning and came across an interesting tidbit at the end. When I looked at that page's history with edits by a User:RusselBarkley, following that link I noted that you had already informed that editor of this NYT article. I'm an admin at Wikimedia Commons and not entirely up on the Wikipedia conflict of interest details. The two projects can be quite different! But it certainly seemed fuzzy to me. Thank you for bringing it to the user's attention. Nice to meet another NYT reader, please let me know how this all works out. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:17, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

I suppose it should be handled on the Conflict of Interest noticeboard. I'll get around to that. Actually, I'm not sure that some children couldn't benefit from a bit of stimulation, but am at a loss as to why coffee would not serve as well as Adderall. User:Fred Bauder Talk 19:03, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

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Ran across this from MIT Tech Review[edit]

I ran across this exchange from MIT Tech Review.

http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikien-l/2007-October/082993.html

Their point in using this was to question the continued value of a site where many users perceive it as a closed network (an "old boys club") where prevailing views of the (small cadre of continuous editors of which you are clearly one) people in charge determine the content that is allowed on Wikipedia.

Instead of just being like "that's Wikipedia" I wanted to ask you for your side of this because, as you can see, the email is pretty damning with respect to your position that a fundamental pillar of Wikipedia should be ignored because you "like the guy".

Thanks, Davis

We have a problem with liberal bias. I don't, but we do. My suggestion was to contact Michael Moore and tell him we would redirect the article on Michael Moore to the article on clown unless he removed the link from the main page of his website. My suggestion met extreme disfavor. There is a saying, laws are like spider webs; they catch spiders, but hawks fly through. User:Fred Bauder Talk 03:52, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't think I can access the article in question on MIT Tech Review, so I can't say much more as I'm unsure about the context. However, my basic position is that we should do more rather than less in the case of abuses of this nature. A prominent liberal voice should not be able to trade on our bias. User:Fred Bauder Talk 04:07, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Upon reflection, I think the point of the mailing list post was that our policy should reflect rather than differ from our practice. Our practice incorporates status differences; thus, a high status person or organization such as Michael Moore is given more leeway. Assignment of status to some extent reflects the bias of influential editors. There is no one bias but a set of biases which reflect the biases of influential sets of editors. For example, since 50% of American doctors use Wikipedia from time to time and about 5% edit there is a strong evidence-based medical bias. In the same vein, there is a bias towards climate science. User:Fred Bauder Talk 12:08, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Ahhh, so it's more like saying that mainstream science should be given more weight than flighty theories that may be right, but haven't been rigorously tested? As such, the status of say the theory of gravity would gain more traction in a debate/edit dispute than any one novel theory for a new type of gravity? I forget what pillar that is, undue weight? But thank you for getting back with me.

Davis — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.48.180.179 (talk) 13:55, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

In that case we had trouble with un-peer-reviewed physics theories early on; I forget our page on the matter, but see Wikipedia:Expert Retention/Crackpot users. User:Fred Bauder Talk 14:58, 22 April 2014 (UTC).

Ronn Torossian[edit]

You had been active on this page, can you assist on editing it again as its a BLP and people seem intent on harming this subject

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronn_Torossian Richielapiock (talk) 10:13, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I will look at it right now. User:Fred Bauder Talk 11:56, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Fred, by merging the pages together, it creates an image that the firm and the CEO share a like mind. Ronn Torossian's political views and writing are his own, while the firm has many clients, about 110 employees, and all have their own identities and political views and such. In tying them as was done, it wrongly sends a message that the firm 5W Public Relations is a politically or ideologically charged firm, and that just isn't true. It's clients cut across a very broad spectrum of businesses and consumer products that have no interest in politics, if you will. It just appears that the merge of these pieces can inadvertently impact the way the firm is considered and that is no longer a neutral position for Wikipedia. I would suggest merging them the other way, if merging is the ultimate decision in the first place. Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you

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Possibly a reason to separate the articles. User:Fred Bauder Talk 10:25, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
Can you suggest a route for appeal? It would appear that those of mind interested in merging the pieces as was done, or maintaining the more sensational aspects of the CEO as the best examples of objectivity here, are more active and willing to engage in edits and debate that those who may believe that this is not an encyclopedic article as it is now. I am looking for some insight if you can. Thank you

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See Karma. User:Fred Bauder Talk 11:44, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
It doesn't change the nature of what Wikipedia is supposed to be, but more helps to emphasize the lack of neutrality and appropriate fairness in the very work some editors have done in the name of "objectivity" and "balance". Juda S. Engelmayer (talk)

OER inquiry[edit]

Hi Fred Bauder, I'm sending you this message because you're one of about 300 users who have recently edited an article in the umbrella category of open educational resources (OER) (or open education). In evaluating several projects we've been working on (e.g. the WIKISOO course and WikiProject Open), my colleague Pete Forsyth and I have wondered who chooses to edit OER-related articles and why. Regardless of whether you've taken the WIKISOO course yourself - and/or never even heard the term OER before - we'd be extremely grateful for your participation in this brief, anonymous survey before 27 April. No personal data is being collected. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in touch. My talk page awaits. Thanks for your support! - Sara FB (talk) 20:40, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

More Ronn torossian[edit]

I looked over the list of potential sources you posted. Didn't check them all out, but most of them. They are almost entirely sources that had been previously posted by the sockpuppet Babasalichai. About half of them are dead links. Almost all the others are press releases issued by 5WPR. The few that are real third-party sources are already cited in the article. --Ravpapa (talk) 08:58, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

They are the suggestions of Mr. Torossian. Which is why they are on the talk page, for consideration. User:Fred Bauder Talk 11:06, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
I understand. You might want to note that on the talk page. Thanks, --Ravpapa (talk) 11:28, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Fred, I am not sure your addition of the Aish Torah incident accurately reflects Goldberg's remarks. When Goldberg wrote that Torossian supports the "lunatic fringe" of Israeli politics, he was not referring specifically to Aish Torah, but to his association with Beny Elon, his remark about "killing a thousand Arabs" for every Jew killed (see lengthy quote) and so on. Aish Torah, though headquartered in Jerusalem, is not really an Israeli political player. --Ravpapa (talk) 12:45, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

I agree. Perhaps a bit too much to summarize appropriately. User:Fred Bauder Talk 13:06, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes, Issue 6[edit]

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The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

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July 2014[edit]

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Please clarify. What page are you talking about? User:Fred Bauder Talk 13:26, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to vandalize Wikipedia, as you did at Children's immigration crisis, you may be blocked from editing. AlanS (talk) 13:30, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

July 2014[edit]

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Stamp catalog numbers[edit]

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Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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