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Tony Burman[edit]

Hi there. Just as a heads up, you might want to have a look at our guideline on creating an article about yourself. There's nothing overly self-aggrandizing about the article Tony Burman, at least compared with some that we see here, and I'm only going by your user name to assume that it's about you. Ignorance ("I didn't know I wasn't supposed to do that") sometimes can be a good excuse. But you should at least be aware of that guideline in case anybody questions you about it. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 16:50, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
The article is not about me; we just have the same last name. The article is based on material found at, which was written and vetted by CBC staff. I simply added relevant links to increase usability. --Jeremy - 10:16, 27 December 2005


Are you related to Tony Burman, or is it just a co-incidence that you have the same last name as him?

-- Denelson83 17:56, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I am related to him. But I have no more power or influence than anyone in reporting what's publicly available information. I chose to use as transparent an ID as possible, given that I also do research in psychology and didn't want to mislead anyone when I added comments. JTBurman 22:30, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

Tony Burman (again)[edit]

I've given the Tony Burman article a bit of a trim. There didn't seem any need to link to each of his weekly columns separately - one link (in the External Links section) probably suffices. Also, the section about CBC seemed out of place. The article is about Mr Burman, not his employers; all of that information is adequately covered in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. --OpenToppedBus - Talk to the driver 15:26, 3 February 2006 (UTC)

Tony Burman[edit]

Okay, done...the main thing is that while I know it's generally accepted as corporate/institutional style to capitalize job titles like "editor" or "president" in corporate communications, it's not actually standard English style, and Wikipedia follows the latter rules. Thanks for your help :-) Bearcat 03:06, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Burman conflict?[edit]

Hi - Given the similarity between your username and Tony Burman is there any conflict of interest WP:COI there? It does seem like a nice bio. Canuckle 23:26, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

As I pointed out in response to a similar question in 2005 (and following the WP:COI guidelines), I declared my potential conflict of interest in choosing to edit using my own name. But the bio isn't about me and everything there is properly referenced and fully verifiable; I've kept it up to date using only what's available in the public record. When I might have made a controversial edit, say to the Virginia Tech massacre article (regarding the CBC's decision not to show the killer), I chose not to. I think I have been utterly spotless in my ethics, but am glad you reminded me that neutrality is so important. And thanks for the compliment too, regarding the article's quality. JTBurman 01:38, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the response. I had looked at the older posts here but missed the most relevant ones. Canuckle 02:18, 4 August 2007 (UTC)


External links[edit]

I noticed the external links (video) that you are adding to many articles. While CBC is certainly reputable and maybe one video is okay, Wikipedia is NOT a link directory. It seems to me that you're adding these links more to promote the CBC and The Hour. If we allow links for every news feature on CBC and other news outlets, the number of external links at the end of articles will become arduous and useless to readers. Please review the Wikipedia External links guidelines. Thanks ---Aude 20:08, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the question. I won't revert all the videos, as I think some are useful (I'll look at them later) — provided that they are directly relevant and not tangently so. For example, the John Lennon videos (from the description provided) don't sound pertinent enough to the article. And the Iraq videos... *maybe* pick one to add, but not five. The Iraq article is just a summary about the country, anyway. There are other articles that go into more depth about particular aspects, such as History of Iraq, which then has a subarticle about the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (which also has subarticles) and Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–2005. Make sure the links you add are most relevant to the specific topic. I also suggest you contribute more substance to the articles themselves; Editors that merely add external links are often mistaken for spammers. (of course, CBC isn't quite spam) Thanks. ---Aude 20:31, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Layne Morris[edit]

The Layne Morris interview[edit]

I was disappointed in the Layne Morris interview.

I have been following news reports about him for the last year or so. What I have found is that he is not an intellectually honest man:

  1. He implies he was wounded by the same grenade that mortally wounded Christopher Speer
  2. He has implied that he observed Khadr, and was in a position to judge whether he was a "highly trained killer".
  1. In fact Morris was wounded early in the skirmish, I believe he had already been evacuated before Speer was wounded.
  2. He has no idea if he was wounded by Omah Khadr, or by one of his comrades.
  3. I don't believe he ever had an opportunity observe Khadr and that all his comments about Khadr looking like a killer were based on photographs, same as all the rest of us. -- Geo Swan 04:43, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Layne Morris's credibility[edit]

I responded to your question on my talk page. You said you would tell the producers. Do you work for the CBC? -- Geo Swan 19:29, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

Graphics contributions[edit]


Hi, great idea! I had thought of it like a year ago, but decided against it as there is a Barnstar of National Merit. However, it can be given for any country. -- Earl Andrew - talk 04:52, 19 January 2006 (UTC)


Can anyone use your CanCon recognition symbol you created? WayneRay 14:13, 5 May 2006 (UTC)WayneRay

Of course! I had originally submitted it for consideration as a new barnstar, but the consensus was that the Barnstar of National Merit was sufficient. If you would like to use it, please feel free. JTBurman 06:50, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

History of Science[edit]

copy editing Louis Braille[edit]

I've given a glance to your article, it seems fair, though I'll have to look closer on coming back tonight. I notice that the section headings are markedly different from their French originals, though. Is that voluntary? Also, when I've got a full critique ready, where do you want me to post it? Svartalf 09:54, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

You're right: I took some liberties with the section headings. The first was reflective of my intent to preserve what I perceived to be an intentional pun on doit/doigt by the original author, which then became "bump" in translation. The third I assumed reflected an idiomatic usage, so I translated it using the equivalent English term: "consumption." --JTBurman 10:06, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Alright, critique posted. As expected, the only real beef I have is with your section titles, but my misgivings have been voiced, I won't launch an edit war if you decide to cling to them. everything there is to read is on the Louis Braille talk page --Svartalf 18:02, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Changes are here: [1] IronDuke 16:25, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Ah. Can you tell me a bit more? (And where the translation is?) Thanks. IronDuke 17:04, 25 January 2006 (UTC)


Glad you found it useful! Your information looks good too. I don't know much about the content of Vestiges but I've read up a bit on the history of its publication. I found the fact that it consistently out-sold Origin of Species until the 20th century quite fascinating! --Fastfission 04:09, 27 January 2006 (UTC)


Hey JTBurman - nice to meet you. I finally got around to making that edit to the Thomas Samuel Kuhn page. It could benefit from a fresh pair of eyes, so please have a look. Always nice to meet a fellow Kuhn fan. Cheers. BFD1 19:51, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

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JT: Willing to help with some Wikipedia-related research?[edit]

Hi! I'm a first-year PhD student working on a system to help improve the quality of Wikipedia articles on scientific topics by providing easier access to relevant scientific publications. I was hoping to speak with some editors who work on scientific articles in order to solicit requirements for my system in order to better satisfy the needs of the Wikipedia community. I noticed that you have been a caretaker for a number of pages on psychology-related topics, and I would really appreciate your input. If you are interested, please let me know on my talk page (talk). Thanks! —Preceding undated comment added 23:24, 27 May 2011 (UTC).

Hi JT, thanks for posting on my page. I'm in my first year right now, so still feeling things out (no specific dissertation plans quite yet). Generally my work focuses on how to leverage information shared in online social systems, which explains my interest in Wikipedia. For a summary of this specific project, we are essentially hoping to build a dashboard that provides recommendations for articles relevant to a Wikipedia article both to help editors with editing and to give readers additional information sources for further reading. Our hope is that the recommendations will lead to better articles, which will lead to better recommendations, and so on. Any input you could provide will hopefully benefit the Wikipedia community as a whole, so I hope that you are able to find some time to help. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanjaykairam (talkcontribs) 05:49, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

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