User talk:Gordon Ecker

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CaNNoNFoDDa 18:29, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. -- Gordon Ecker 07:27, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

What the funk.[edit]

Clever use of a similar word to avoid profanity. Bow to me. But back to my original point, what the funk. First off, I don't think you've mentioned on your GWiki page that you're on Wikipedia as well. Secondly, I found you by checking the page history on List of Eureka Seven Characters. I never knew you watched Eureka seveN... you do watch the show, right? Because if so, I've got five T-shirts that say we've got common ground. Jioruji Derako 08:36, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I missed quite a few of the earlier episodes, but I plan on catching up. The finale's airing up here on Friday. -- Gordon Ecker 10:14, 16 November 2007 (UTC), I forgot to check my watchlist here.
Saw the finale a while ago here (East Coast, USA)... although I got a edited version of the final episode. Luckily, the channel made up for that by airing the uncut episode the next week; unfortunately, I missed that one.
Been collecting the DVDs though, so I've got nearly the entire series, as well as most of the series in manga form and a small pile of T-shirts. Who doesn't love swag? -- Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 09:32, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Adding all the facts[edit]

I originally built the list from the first source that's there in the details section (and basically ended up rewording, reorganizing, etc.) so can I remove the facts, or do I have to copy and paste the reference for each one?... Noian (talk) 02:05, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

I'd prefer to discuss this on the article's talk page. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 02:28, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
Anyway, I have removed the redundant citations. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 02:44, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Tome of Treasures[edit]

Hello Gordon Ecker,

it seems you have taken down the external link we posted under the Wee Warriors section with the explanation "seems to be commercial spam".

We are a non-for profit, non-commercial, free project and would like to place a reference inside Wikipedia.

Also we are new to Wikipedia.

So we will add the external link again. Please contact through my website in case you still have doubt.



Ralf Toth. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tomeoftreasures (talkcontribs) 13:04, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

In any case, the conflict of interest guideline is fairly strict about self-promotion. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 00:38, 24 June 2008 (UTC)


Please do not remove the stub section of controversy on the article, Gluon. It is indeed notable - you would be right if Jack Chick were a single quack out there selling these things, but the popularity and widespread distrubution of chick tracts indicates a widespread acceptance of the views presented in them. I'm working on finding additional sources for the Gluon controversy. Until then, Chick tract will do just fine. Zelmerszoetrop (talk) 17:54, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

No, it doesn't, it merely indicates, in conjunction with corroborating evidence evidence, a widespread acceptance of some of the views presented in them, arguing that every view advocated by the tracts is widespread solely due to the tracts' popularity as a whole is an example of the association fallacy and original research, reliable secondary sources would be necessary to substantiate any claims that Jack Chick's views on quantum chromodynamics are widely held. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 02:54, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Temporary deletions[edit]

They were to remove vandal edit summaries. NawlinWiki (talk) 13:33, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I suspected it was vandalism-related. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 02:05, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

thank you for rephrasing the part I added on Bill C-61[edit]

I had trouble trying to figure out how to phrase it. Thanks. ηoian ‡orever ηew ‡rontiers 03:35, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Canadian Human Rights Commission[edit]

Please stop reverting eachother and sort this out on the talk page. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 05:50, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

If you will look at the discussion page for this article, you will see that, in a previous dispute, I've posted numerous entries to support my position. Frank Pais, by contrast, did not post any. Mr. Pais was not interested in discussions on talk page, even though I repeatedly suggested in the edit summaries that he do so.

If you can convince Mr. Pais to participate in discussions on the talk page, feel free to try. But I wouldn't hold out much hope.(Hyperionsteel (talk) 06:05, 27 July 2008 (UTC))

I don't want to escalate the current dispute, so I won't comment on the previous one. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 06:31, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi. Would you mind leaving a note at Talk:Mantı‎ as to how you think the article is unbalanced? It's fairly standard practice when using these templates, as it's not always immediately clear what the objection refers to - and looking through this article it's not immediately clear to me what's unbalanced. Thanks, Knepflerle (talk) 10:41, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

I've posted my issues on the talk page. It's mostly a phrasing issue. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 22:53, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Request for mediation not accepted[edit]

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Just to say...[edit]

Hello. Just nice for me that I found a familiar face around here. --Silverleaf . talk 04:40, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 04:49, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Another one! --People of Antioch (talk) 04:50, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

List of alternate Dungeons & Dragons classes[edit]

You might want to check Talk:List of alternate Dungeons & Dragons classes#Variant classes from Complete Warrior. :) --Muna (talk) 07:14, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia Project[edit]

The Wikipedia: WikiProject Typography will gain a lot from you partnership, please join it and help Wikipedia. Critisizer (talk) 18:59, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not really that interested in typography. I just happened to spot some issues while reading typeface-related articles. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 23:01, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

D&D articles for Wikipedia 0.7[edit]

Hi there!  :)

As someone who's worked on D&D and/or RPG articles before, I'm inviting you to participate in our goal to both improve articles that have been selected to be placed in the next Wikipedia DVD release, as well as nominate more to be selected for this project. Please see the WikiProject D&D talk page for more details. :) BOZ (talk) 15:08, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Lesley Hughes[edit]

Re Lesley Hughes: but clearly she is no longer the Liberal Party candidate (which is the subject of this article) despite what it may say on the ballot. DoubleBlue (Talk) 02:21, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

She was nominated as a Liberal candidate and the withdrawal deadline has passed. I think we should continue this discussion at Talk:Canadian federal election, 2008#September 22nd nomination and withdrawal deadline. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 04:15, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Pinehearst Industries[edit]

Gordon: Hello. FYI, with respect to your edit at Pinehearst Industries, the AfD was closed by an administrator as "redirect". If you disagree with the outcome, you should appeal the AfD result first, not just restore the article. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about this. Thanks. --Ckatzchatspy 06:03, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I didn't notice Tone's note at the top. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 09:56, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject: Dungeons & Dragons[edit]

Hi! I’ve been working on a lot of ‘’Dungeons & Dragons’’ articles lately and saw that you were a member of WikiProject Dungeons & Dragons), and am inviting you to rejoin Wikipedia’s D&D group. I've been hard at work removing tags placed inappropriately on D&D articles, as well as modifying articles to remove tags that were placed legitimately. In addition, I have been compiling related articles together so that the articles are longer, making it easier to remove tags and to have short articles on lesser topics by just putting it into another appropriate article (links to such compiled articles can be found on my userpage). Check out the project here , and ask any questions that you may have here. Thank you for your time. Drilnoth (talk) 20:35, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Net Neutrality cleanup[edit]

Hi there, do you want to help with the net neutrality cleanup. what it really needs is for all the unref stuff to be replaced with wel reserached stuff (its quite easy finding source for most of the issues actually). You can maybe adopt the pricing section... Also, it needs some sort of structure, the pricing section could go in the argument sections (its really an argument...?). Any help welcome.--SasiSasi (talk) 18:48, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Gavin.collins RFC/U[edit]

Hello. A request for comment on user conduct has recently been filed regarding Gavin.collins. Since you have been involved in the dispute regarding his disruptive edits, I thought that you would want to know. You can see the RFC/U here. Thank you. -Drilnoth (talk) 21:54, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

I don't think I have been involved in the dispute, and it involves several policies I'm not familiar with. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 02:11, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Magic item[edit]

Seeing as how you contributed much of the content to Magic item (Dungeons & Dragons), I figured I'd let you know that it is up for AFD. BOZ (talk) 15:34, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Oops! Nevermind, I see you already noticed. :) BOZ (talk) 17:19, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Watchmen MC[edit]

Awesome job improving the article. Thanks! Mjpresson (talk) 18:06, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Watchlist / CSS help[edit]

{{helpme}} On some other wikis, the names of pages which have not been visited since the last change are bolded, and history pages of watched pages have a highlighted "updated since my last visit" note for edits since the last visit. Is it possible to enable either of those features on Wikipedia by editing my monobook.css? -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 03:13, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

I don't think so. I asked someone familiar with the MediaWiki software and they said definitely not with css; maybe with js, but you'd have to use cookies for each page. Sorry! Further questions? let me know! Fleetflame 05:01, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Dragon Quest V Box Art[edit]

As you have commented once before on the clarification of the rule for the Box Art, would you be willing to put your 2 cents in to the new path of the debate. A user posted a better quality PNG with a better name, but seems to have started a bit of a battle as the European JPG was posted first. Thoughts on this, or would you rather stay out of it? (talk) 15:19, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

D&D Wikiproject[edit]

Hi Gordon,

Have you seen this? Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-09-21/WikiProject report BOZ (talk) 04:07, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Albinism in popular culture#Restructuring proposal[edit]

WP:BRD invoked, as you suggestesd. :-/ — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 22:38, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Canadian election graph[edit]

To the extent there is a consensus on polls for the next Canadian federal election, it appears to be that we should branch it off into a separate article. You and I both think we should leave behind a graph. Do you know how to make one or who made the one used for the 2008 election polls? -Rrius (talk) 21:58, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not familiar with any graphiing software. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 02:58, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

just letting you know[edit]

WIkia is not a reliable source.Bread Ninja (talk) 17:39, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I know, I was suggesting that the Shounen Jump interview mentioned in Sazh's Final Fantasy wiki article could be used as a reliable source, assuming it exists. Thanks anyway. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 03:58, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Move request.[edit]

I declined your move request as it undid the standard title case. Kiko4564 (talk) 08:58, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

I accidentally used {{subst|move|current page name|proposed new page name}} instead of {{subst:move|proposed new page name}} and the template ignored the second parameter. The move tag has been fixed. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 07:27, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Who request[edit]

Noticed your who request on the FairTax article. I'm thinking it may be too much to include them all, and undue weight for that section. 5 of the 7 Republican candidates came out in support of it, at least one Dem, and some of the minor party candidates. I don't see that it makes much sense to name them all one by one. If someone wants to see, they could follow the source. Morphh (talk) 0:43, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I added a {{helpme}} tag on my talk page. We'll see if someone understands my question... :) Thanks again! P@ddington (talk) 03:01, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Necromancer (D&D)[edit]

Is there anything you can do to improve the new article, Necromancer (Dungeons & Dragons)? (talk) 14:37, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

I've tagged it with a merge proposal for consistency, since it's a subclass in 2nd edition and a series of prestige classes in 3rd edition, and the precedent seems to be covering subclasses in the main class articles (illusionist in wizard (Dungeons & Dragons)) unless they've been separate classes in at least one edition (like assassin, barbarian and paladin), and to cover prestige classes in the list of prestige classes article. -- Gordon Ecker (talk) 22:18, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough; I was kind of thinking that myself. Since it seems the editor who started the article only did so to add a (now-removed) copyvio, we really don't need the article anyway unless someone can add some substantial content to it. (talk) 22:24, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Variant Dungeons & Dragons games [edit]

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You are a regular contributor at Conservative Party of Canada, so I seek a third opinion at Talk:Conservative Party of Canada#Woodworth's abortion private members bill. The basic issue is whether the fact a private members bill concerning abortion will be debated is sufficiently significant to be discussed under the section dealing with the party's position on abortion. -Rrius (talk) 01:17, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Pppowercurve (talk) 04:37, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Remove "Editorial" Flag from Digital Preservation Article[edit]

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I nominated an article that you created for deletion[edit]

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2014 IeSF Controversy[edit]

Hello Gordon, as I am new to Wikipedia I politely ask for your explanation.

I've seen that you removed the "Thus ending the controversy" from my edited IeSF Hearthstone controversy page.

I wanted to ask, while the controversy was about IeSF having a male-only competition, and since IeSF changed it's policy, didn't this end the controversy? That what it was about, isn't it?

Thanks :)!

WinzardIsrael (talk) 07:56, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

I think it's too early to make that kind of conclusive statement. Sometimes, scandals and controversies fizzle overnight, other times, they stain an organization's reputation for decades or generations, sometime an old scandal gets back into the news after years or decades. -- Gordon Ecker, WikiSloth (talk) 11:35, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Comparison of smartphones for deletion[edit]

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