User talk:Guy Macon

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"Wikipedia's articles are no place for strong views. Or rather, we feel about strong views the way that a natural history museum feels about tigers. We admire them and want our visitors to see how fierce and clever they are, so we stuff them and mount them for close inspection. We put up all sorts of carefully worded signs to get people to appreciate them as much as we do. But however much we adore tigers, a live tiger loose in the museum is seen as an urgent problem." --WP:TIGER

Only 995394309 articles left until our billionth article![edit]

We are only 995394309 articles away from our 1,000,000,000th article... --Guy Macon

New discussion[edit]

2014 main page redesign[edit]

Hi Guy Macon. I would have addressed this message to you at the talk page if you hadn't unwatched it. I don't know what the current state of the project is, but I created a design (what do you think of it?) that hid away most of the rubbish, but less so than you did in your design. I would actually rather the main page have your design, but apparently it's too different for the community to accept yet. For your information, I'm willing discuss changes to the process if/when you are. JamesDouch (talk) 14:08, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shermer's last law[edit]

Seems to me that if it is discussed in Shermer's article, a redirect might work for now. Viriditas (talk) 02:18, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment on Historicity of Jesus Debate[edit]

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


This message is being sent to let you know of a discussion at the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding a content dispute discussion you may have participated in. Content disputes can hold up article development and make editing difficult for editors. You are not required to participate, but you are both invited and encouraged to help find a resolution. Please join us to help form a consensus. Thank you!--IseeEwe (talk) 23:15, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

The DRN case is archived at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard/Archive 96#Historicity of Jesus. I fully agree with the reasoning of the DRN volunteer who closed it. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:39, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

WP:JSTOR access[edit]

Hello, WP:The Wikipedia Library has record of you being approved for access to JSTOR through the TWL partnership described at WP:JSTOR . You should have recieved a Wikipedia email User:The Interior or User:Ocaasi sent several weeks ago with instructions for access, including a link to a form collecting information relevant to that access. Please find that email, and follow those instructions. If you were not approved, did not recieve the email, or are having some other concern or question, please respond to this message at Wikipedia talk:JSTOR/Approved. Thanks much, Sadads (talk) 21:15, 5 August 2014 (UTC) Note: You are recieving this message from an semi-automatically generated list. If you think you were incorrectly contacted, make sure to note that at Wikipedia talk:JSTOR/Approved.

You seem good humoured[edit]

...are you still interested in remediating disputes? There is a need at this Noticeboard, [1]. Is the behaviour in question a COI and POV issue or not? Can a Prof write his own web page, wife assisting, making claims for primacy of discovery based on his own authored primary sources (in largest part), and not receive attention for COI, POV, and OR issues? (OR, because it is inherent in selecting between primary sources, to make claims regarding discoveries, etc.) Perhaps, because he is Harvard, it is OK. Who needs to know about the Neanderthal remarks controversy, anyway? If you have a constructive view, please feel free to chime in. Cheers, Le Prof Leprof 7272 (talk) 21:55, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

It looks like COIN is handling this just fine, and I suggest following the advice you received there. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:32, 8 September 2014 (UTC)


  • For all who have expressed concern about my health, I thank you. Here is an update. It isn't anything life threatening (even though the overall death rate for humans is still 100%) -- more on the annoying side of things. I will still be able to edit Wikipedia, but I might disappear for a while at random times, so don't worry if you see that I haven't edited in a while. --Guy Macon (talk) 19:10, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Still recovering, but I am making progress. Looking forward to being able to work at WP:DRN. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:15, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
My health has improved and I am back on Wikipedia. I am going to spend some time skimming the history of a few pages that I am especially interested in, and then I will jump back in. Many thanks for all the messages sent wishing me well. They meant a lot to me. --Guy Macon (talk) 08:41, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

New discussion started at WP:RSN regarding dispute topic[edit]

Hi Guy,

There may be a good reason for this, but I feel like you should have been consulted before this discussion was started at WP:RSN. Thanks Ronnotel (talk) 19:10, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. I am on it. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:28, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

You are using your position as a DRN volunteer to advance an editing position and recommend edits [2] that you made previously yourself [3]. Your recommendations align with your previous editing on this topic. I recommend you resign from the DRN case and pass it to someone who actually is uninvolved from the topic. Second Quantization (talk) 22:35, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

I made this edit [4] before reading the above. Second Quantization is free to escalate this to one of the usual venues if he wishes to make any further accusations of deliberate misconduct. --Guy Macon (talk) 22:44, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
No, I'll assume you made the mistake in good faith, Second Quantization (talk) 22:54, 8 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi Guy. I saw that you were back online recently and wanted to see if you had a few minutes to take a look at a draft I put together in my COI role at: Talk:Beneful#Draft? CorporateM (Talk) 19:52, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Done. --Guy Macon (talk) 20:54, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Re: DRN[edit]

Please move it and while you're at it feel free to refactor my arguments ;) Andrevan@ 04:19, 18 September 2014 (UTC)