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 995419846 articles left until our billionth article![edit]

We are only 995419846 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)

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)


  • 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)

Dispute resolution[edit]

Ganymede diagram.svg Dispute resolution

My name is Thompsonshep, and I would like your help resolving a conflict with someone named Thomas W. I recently edited a number of pages, including, but not limited to, those of Tanzania, New Jersey, and San Francisco. In these edits, I added translations in languages which were not official, but which I believe have historical or minority significance (i.e., Italian for Somalia). If this is contrary to Wikipedia policy then I will gladly stop. However, if these edits are permissible, then your help in resolving my conflict will be greatly appreciated. Thank you Thompsonshep (talk) 22:26, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

  • See User talk:Thomas.W. FYI Thompsonshep added "native name" in various foreign languages to articles about cities, states and countries, languages that are totally irrelevant to the articles in question, such as in Chinese on San Fransisco, in Dutch, Swedish and Italian on New Jersey, in German on Kazakhstan, etc (sample edit). Edits that of course were reverted, by both me and by other editors. Thompsonshep was also warned for the disruptive edits (with a customised message telling them why they were reverted), up to and including a level-4 warning, since they didn't stop even when being reverted and warned. Thomas.W talk 08:26, 14 August 2014 (UTC)