Hello to all fellow Wikipedians. GoodDay 22:40, 17 November 2005 (UTC).
You may be wondering why my archives only start at August 2007. The reason: I didn't archive my pages before that date, I merely deleted them (as I didn't know how to archive). Therefore, if anyone wishes to see material before August 2007? check out this talkpage's 'history'.
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Notice of Neutral point of view noticeboard discussion
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It is not my intention to start an "editing war," particularly on something as inconsequential as whether Dick Cheney was the President of the Senate during the few hours in which he served as Acting President of the United States pursuant to the 25th Amendment. I undid your revision for the reasons that I set forth in the brief space given to explain changes, and, after seeing that you had explained your position on the Talk Page for the "President of the United States Senate" page, I fleshed out my reasons there as well. It seems to me that while the subject is being debated (and other people can give their opinions) the original language should stay on the page (if only because it is more convenient for persons considering the issue). If there is a more elegant way to add the information back on the page, pending discussion, then I'm afraid I don't know what it is. I agree, though, that the debate on whether to include the President Pro Tempore as the President of the Senate during periods in which the Vice President is Acting President is something that should be debated in the Talk Page, not through edits and reversions. AuH2ORepublican (talk) 15:33, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
You were right!
Your advice to 'walk away' from the 'nationality' dispute turned out to me quite right. Arbcom do not even seem to have understood the question, so now I will do as you say and walk away, while I still can.
- Walking away is best. Otherwise, you'll only end up topic-banned. As I've said before, if a majority of editors say that 'red' is 'blue', then we all have to accept that 'red' is 'blue'. It's frustrating, when you go up against a wall. But it's more frustrating, if you get kicked out of the room. GoodDay (talk) 18:15, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
Stylization of the "common name"
In January 2013 there was a "RfC on COMMONSTYLE proposal" at WT:AT in which you expressed an interest. FYI there is a similar debate taking place at the moment, see Wikipedia talk:Article titles#Stylization of the "common name" -- PBS-AWB (talk) 12:14, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
- I've been through quite alot of drama since that time. It's best I stay away from the latest debate. GoodDay (talk) 14:37, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Welcome to Wikipedia, and thank you for your contributions. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, please note that there is a Manual of Style that should be followed to maintain a consistent, encyclopedic appearance. Deviating from this style, as you did in Pope Benedict XVI, disturbs uniformity among articles and may cause readability or accessibility problems. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Please read MOS:BLP#Tense. We use "is a former" for people who are still alive. Elizium23 (talk) 18:54, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
- We should be using pope emeritus in the intro, to avoid further dispute. In the meantime, I've changed the intro to ...served as pope.... GoodDay (talk) 18:59, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Dates of death
I saw you were wondering about the date of death on Abdullah's page. Basically, any person (whether they have an article on Wikipedia or not) is listed as having a death date that goes with their local time zone. Since Abdullah died at about 1 AM (Saudi time) on the 23rd, per WP:TIMEZONE, we go with the 23rd, since that is the time zone in which the event (in this case, Abdullah's death) took place. Think about it... for example, seeing as how we're both Canadian, if one of us were to die late at night on January 30 (Canadian time), our death certificates wouldn't say January 31 just for the fact that it was January 31 according to British Time, UTC, etc... Canuck89 (talk to me) 08:33, January 23, 2015 (UTC)
I think it would be helpful for you to remove your comment at ANI at "06:50, 28 January 2015". It's not a big deal, but please don't say something like that next time. Getting thowaway IPs to edit Wikipedia is pathetically easy and we should not encourage socking by making out that some great achievement has occurred. Johnuniq (talk) 08:56, 28 January 2015 (UTC)