User talk:Gaius stern

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Thanks again for the correction! EALacey (talk) 18:19, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Bay area academic league[edit]

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Requesting citations[edit]

Hello. I see you've requested a citation for material at Publius Clodius Pulcher. We have citation templates designed expressly for this purpose. I've changed your edit accordingly, appending the appropriate template [citation needed] to the end of the queried source and sentence. You're welcome of course to query article material but please, don't interrupt the text you wish to challenge. We've templates for this, and for virtually every editing issue, and all are available at WP:Templates. Thank you. Haploidavey (talk) 21:37, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

I have to say, that whole article's not only under-cited but is excessively reliant on pro-Cicero opinion. It's in dire need of balanced, up-to-date secondary sourcing. Haploidavey (talk) 21:52, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Btw, I've now removed the offending sentence. Maybe some editor got a bit over-creative with that very slim, passing reference to Clodius' death in Suetonius' Life of Caesar. It adds nothing, and it contradicts nothing, so not worth keeping. Haploidavey (talk) 22:32, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

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Richard H. Stern[edit]

Sorry, but you can't add materials about people's personal lives without citing reliable third party sources. bd2412 T 20:20, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Since the state of Maryland declared him a deadbeat dad in the case Stern v. Stern, is it proper to cite that neutral third party source as the source? Likewise for the other case which he lost to his disabled son? I am guessing that a FN citing the case is a proper neutral authority. Gaius stern (talk) 20:28, 31 July 2013 (UTC) GCS

Did the court issue an opinion stating that he was "a deadbeat dad" or did it merely order him to pay child support for which he was in arrears. If you are intent on including this material, cite the case and quote the court without making a personal characterization of the court's language. The facts will speak for themselves. Also, we typically put details of a subjects personal life in a separate section, even if those details are considered scandalous. See, e.g., Newt Gingrich#Personal life. bd2412 T 20:38, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

The court ruling calls him a deadbeat dad (I had some trouble correctly making the link here to Wiki entry) and ordered him to pay an extra year of child support for his children. In Maryland the normal age of adulthood is 18, but Richard Stern was required to pay an additional year (to 19) as a punishment. This was a very unusual punishment, and the only time I have heard it applied.