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warning, sockpuppet[edit]

Warning, reddit propaganda coming yet again: http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/vhqg6/not_abuse_at_all_not_mutilation_at_all_not/c54n8tb 76.102.43.96 (talk) 23:42, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

banned , or not?[edit]

Hi you claim Joe Circus is banned, diff - is he banned, please provide a diff to the discussion ? Youreallycan 21:52, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello. There was an initial discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/IncidentArchive727#Inappropriate block of Joe Circus, in which there was strong support for indef blocking; after events at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Joe Circus/Archive, HelloAnnyong imposed an indef block. I don't think anyone ever questioned that. Jakew (talk) 22:15, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, so, it seems his account is blocked WP:Block and not banned then. WP:BAN - WP:Banned users Its of little real world value but on wiki there is a difference between being banned and blocked and its best imo if we refer correctly to users status. Regards - Youreallycan 22:20, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
I think it qualifies per "Editors who remain indefinitely blocked after due consideration by the community"; it doesn't seem all that important that the discussion re indef blocking took place before, rather than after, the block. But I guess one could argue the point either way. Jakew (talk) 22:29, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes - imo - if you want to refer to him as WP:Banned - you should return and get community confirmation. Its relevant to your revert of his comment, banned users can be reverted on sight, even if it is beneficial to discussion or content. Youreallycan 23:03, 24 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think it's necessary to open another discussion for its own sake. That feels too bureaucratic for my taste. Jakew (talk) 09:28, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Article author?[edit]

Hi there, User:Tftobin, in a roundabout manner, stated that you're the "JAKE H. WASKETT" listed as an author of the following articles: Hospital Discharge Data Underestimate Circumcision Rates, MEDICAID COVERAGE OF NEWBORN CIRCUMCISION: A HEALTH PARITY RIGHT OF THE POOR, Fine-touch pressure thresholds in the adult penis, Errors in meta-analysis by Van Howe, and CASE NUMBER AND THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF CIRCUMCISION IN REDUCING PROSTATE CANCER. Are you? Thanks! Banaticus (talk) 00:35, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello. Yes, that's right. I've coauthored a few letters & papers, as I mention on my user page, and these are among them. Jakew (talk) 08:58, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation[edit]

I withdrew my AfD on this article, I'm gonna re-work the article as List of campaigns against female genital mutilation which may be notable as there are several high profile organizations which have campaigns in and of themselves. Vietminh (talk) 01:11, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. Jakew (talk) 13:00, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Searl Effect Generator[edit]

Hey, I left a comment at the AfD but I will leave the same here as you are the AfD author: "Meco has just restored the text of the badly sourced Searl Effect Generator. I would suggest including this into the AfD as well. " IRWolfie- (talk) 11:27, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

I've responded at the AfD. Thank you for taking the trouble to notify me. Jakew (talk) 12:23, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

I happened to find some videos on the Searl Effect Generator on youtube and when I did a general web search I was surprised not to find an article in the Wiki. Then I found that it had been deleted. I am not familiar with the deletion policy although I have read it. I feel that a phenomenon such as this, although fairly clearly in the realm of impossible pseudoscience, still should have an entry (as well as one for John Searl), just to provide a point of reference. I would be willing to try to recreate at least a stub page with a brief description, or perhaps the deleted page could be partially restored. I see no reason not to do so, unless perhaps the advocates of the SEG would use it to promote their fantasies (and perhaps attempts to fraud people). PStechPaul (talk) 09:18, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

Agh![edit]

I'm very sorry! That was accidental. Morrowulf (talk) 20:13, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

I think that was some sort of edit conflict that I didn't notice or deal with properly. Sorry again.

And yet another comment (I do this a lot, don't I?): do you happen to have copies of or links to your letters published in journals? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Morrowulf (talkcontribs) 20:32, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Don't worry. Yes, I've links to a few of the letters, and have electronic copies of all of them in some form or other. If you want a copy of any in particular, do feel free to use "Email this user" (in the toolbox on the left-hand side). Jakew (talk) 21:04, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

DRN thread[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is "Circumcision". Thank you. — Mr. Stradivarius 00:11, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Moved comment[edit]

Jakew, thanks for moving that and bolding the statements, everything looks good. Morrowulf (talk) 16:40, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Jakew, thanks for moving my comments. I was crossing a line I didn't know existed. Sorry to have been a nuisance. Tftobin (talk) 19:30, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Don't worry — you aren't the first person to have done that. Jakew (talk) 08:12, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

User talk:50.98.133.211[edit]

Hi Jake. Your last revert of the IP to Circumcision was commendable in the sense that it was done with a nice welcome message and explanation. I fear there is speculation that every IP is Joe Circus and consequently might be a bit rough or even block an innocent volunteer. On the other side of the coin, if it is Joe Circus we still have to treat all IP's equally unless a check user has verified they are in fact a blocked editor. I am surprised and concerned at the large list of blocked IP's here [1] and truly hope they are all in fact socks of said editor. Garycompugeek (talk) 13:14, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

I don't have any reason to believe that 50.98 is Joe, Gary: there's no behavioural clues that it is Joe, and the IP isn't an open proxy. I think it's just an IP making a misguided edit. Jakew (talk) 16:13, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

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Genital Modification/Mutilation Page[edit]

What is not neutral/accurate?

"Male circumcision is a surgery which removes the foreskin. It may also involve an intentional or accidental frenectomy. Circumcision may hold cultural and religious importance for followers of Middle Eastern religions and members of African tribes such as the Xhosa. Routine infant circumcision is a common surgery in the United States and Israel but remains virtually unpracticed in other areas of the world. Routine infant circumcision is considered a nontherapeutic surgery.[17] Circumcision may be performed on males for therapeutic reasons such as treament for penile cancer. While there is little or no controversy surrounding circumcision of consenting adult males, there is controversy surrounding circumcision of nonconsenting minors. Opposition to nonconsentual and nontherapeutic genital surgery is known as the "genital integrity movement" or "intactivism." Some circumcised men may opt to undergo foreskin restoration." (MurasakiSunshine (talk) 19:55, 5 April 2012 (UTC))

"Middle Eastern religions" is a non-neutral way of describing Islam and Judaism because these religions are practised across the globe. "Routine infant circumcision is a common surgery in the United States and Israel" is simply wrong: routine infant circumcision, by definition, means circumcision of all newborn boys, and is not practiced anywhere. "there is little or no controversy surrounding circumcision of consenting adult males" is a questionable assertion at best. Then "there is controversy surrounding circumcision of nonconsenting minors" is of poor neutrality because it is framed in terms of opponents' arguments; the same is true of "Opposition to nonconsentual and nontherapeutic genital surgery". Jakew (talk) 20:16, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Middle Eastern religions means religions orginating in the Middle East. Also, nontherapeutic and nonconsentual are true. Circumcision of infants is nontherapeutic and it is nonconsentual. Also, the current state of the article right now how several issues wrong with it:

  • 1) A preputioplasty is unrelated information.
  • 2) Male circumcision is not most often performed on infant boys. This may be for the USA and Israel but it is not true on a global scale.
  • 3) The term Middle Eastern religions would be correct because it includes Judaism, Islam, Yazidism, etc. Tribal circumcision also needs to be included.
  • 4) Adults who were circumcised, whether as infants or adults, may engage in foreskin restoration.

(MurasakiSunshine (talk) 23:53, 5 April 2012 (UTC))

Yes, I understood the meaning of the term "Middle Eastern religions"; "religions of Middle-Eastern origin" would be more accurate, but it's still a non-neutral way of putting it. "Islam and Judaism" is concise, explicit, and neutral. I don't understand why you wanted to change it. As for "nontherapeutic and nonconsentual", I'm not saying it's inaccurate. I'm saying that it's framed in terms of the viewpoint of opponents, who tend to argue these points.
Regarding your other points...
  1. it is related — both involve the foreskin and are employed in the treatment of phimosis, but I wouldn't object to its removal.
  2. While the US and Israel aren't the only countries to commonly circumcise infants (many Muslim countries do so too), many cultures postpone circumcision until childhood. I've adjusted the text.
  3. See above
  4. Foreskin restoration is already discussed in the final sentence of the section.
I'd suggest that further discussion should be on the article's talk page. Jakew (talk) 09:19, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
Christianity is also a religion of Middle Eastern origin. Jayjg (talk) 18:21, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

ANI Notice[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at WP:ANI regarding Policy violations. The thread is Inappropriate administrator conduct. Thank you. —Erikvcl (talk) 03:31, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

  • I moved this ANI notice here from your userpage, though it looks like the matter will resolve itself in your favor without your participation... Monty845 04:21, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Thanks. Closed before I even looked. I just wish there was a way of blocking links to these attack pages before they could be posted, rather than trying to clean up the mess afterwards. Jakew (talk) 07:47, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Certain additions[edit]

I want to thank you for editing my addition on circumcision. I apologize for posting here, but I cannot edit the Talk page.

For example, your removal of my additions from the recent Danish study seems to be well grounded, as one source can be considered lay-scientific and another primary. However, the position of a medical society is not a medical claim, why is not a newspaper a good source for that? Just in case, I include below a summary of another source, a major newspaper (Swedish) in Sweden, and a third possible source.

In February 2012, Swedish Pediatric Society demanded ritual circumcision of boys to be completely banned. The Society considers circumcision an assault against children, who cannot decide themselves of the operation. The chairman of the division for ethics and childrens' rights says that the question is extremely complicated but the "mutilation" must be stopped. He emphasizes that every county and every doctor has to right to refuse to perform the operations, and many county councils (provinces) have decided to refuse, for ethical reasons. [1] (#2 newspaper in Sweden) A short version by official radio: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=83&artikel=4973132

Also the former minister of social affairs called for a complete ban on circumcisions (on those for non-medical reasons), in November 2011.[2] (Also this article mentions the Pediatric Society's position.)

Maimonides is often called the greatest Jewish philosopher ever and the most influential interpreter Jewish law and ethics even now. He was also a doctor, but the reference was based on his authority on Jewish law and ethics, not on his medical knowledge, as it was about the position of circumcision in Jewish law and ethics. Would it be possible to trim the addition so that this aspect would come forth in an acceptable way? --Hurix (talk) 13:04, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi Hurix. Thank you for your comments. I completely understand you posting here, and it's entirely acceptable given the circumstances.
Regarding the position of medical society, I don't think that the popular press are reliable for such matters. For example, I've seen numerous news sites claim that, prior to 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended infant circumcision. I'd therefore prefer to cite the society directly or not at all.
Regarding the Maimonides material, I'm afraid I can't really see how this material can be used. The opinion of a twelfth-century writer on a scientific matter just isn't very notable in a wider context. Jakew (talk) 14:09, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Appropriate level of detail?[edit]

Hi Jake, I've noticed that User:MurasakiSunshine has been adding extremely low-level detail to what should be high-level articles around the subject of circumcision. The articles are Mogen clamp (especially look here!), Gomco clamp, Circumcision clamp (an article MurasakiSunshine created recently) and Plastibell. As I am sure you are aware, these devices have been used by thousands of professionals for years with millions of successful results; MurasakiSunshine's edits add paragraphs of what feels like lurid, excessive detail over a handful of bad results (granted some of them high-profile). The content looks true and (sometimes) well-referenced, but not in appropriate balance. Even worse, at Arlington Memorial Hospital he's added 5 lines of detail about a particular circumcision-related lawsuit to an article that is a one-line stub about the hospital; same at Ball Memorial Hospital. This seems to be an area of expertise for you, aren't there some success vs. complication rates that can be quoted for these devices, and can that be put in perspective relative to the success vs. complication rates for comparable medical procedures in general? Is this a case of WP:UNDUE or something else? Thanks for your attention and advice. Zad68 (talk) 13:51, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Hello Zad68. Thanks for your note. I completely agree with you; this off-topic material does seem excessive and undue. I've commented on some of the material here, and would welcome your input. I'd also add that there are a few sources (eg., [2] [3] [4]) that compare safety of various devices, and in my view the coverage should be based around these reviews. Compilations of primary sources (such as lawsuits involving boys who happened to be circumcised with device X) seems incompatible with WP:PSTS. Jakew (talk) 14:17, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Jakew I responded at the article, and actually removed the lawsuits and deaths sections. There's nothing there to indicate the clamp in general, or the Gomco clamp in particular, was primarily or even secondarily responsible. It's WP:SYNTH to suggest it by having those sections. Regarding the pubmed sources you mentioned, do you have access to the articles? They look like they could really be good, WP:MEDRS sources of valuable info for the articles but I can't seem to get the article full text. Zad68 (talk) 19:38, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:3RR Violation[edit]

Your recent editing history at Circumcision shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

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Revert history @ Circumcision: 07:52, 24 April 2012‎; 20:06, 24 April 2012‎; 07:02, 25 April 2012‎; ----- Rip-Saw (talk) 14:17, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

So, given that you've chosen the heading "3RR violation", would you be good enough to explain how I violated the 3RR? Also, please read WP:DNTTR. Jakew (talk) 14:29, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Wikipedia 3RR states "An editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing other editors—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert." The three links I sent you are three reverts. None of them fall within the exceptions listed in the policy page. Rip-Saw (talk) 21:58, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
I'm afraid I still don't understand. Are you suggesting that the number three is more than itself? Jakew (talk) 07:56, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution for Circumcision[edit]

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You're consistently one of the most civil forces to be reckoned with I've seen on Wikipedia. In particular, I thought this edit was awesome--it demonstrated your good research, civility, WP:AGF, and uncanny ability to gently turn the argument without confrontation. Good work. Zad68 (talk) 03:25, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! Jakew (talk) 07:31, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

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Circumcision and HIV[edit]

You may find it useful to see how the World Health Organistion describe the effect of circumcision, and have a look at some of the UN info packs, if you haven't already done so, which are quite detailed and well-sourced.
Best Wishes Ankh.Morpork 17:11, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! It's been some time since I last looked, and it looks as though there are a couple of new info packs. I'll have a look.  :) Jakew (talk) 18:07, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Consensus on off-topic material at Talk:Foreskin[edit]

I have been trying to reach consensus on the relevance of off-topic content on the Foreskin page. Per WP:TALKDONTREVERT, I had assumed that consensus had been reached because our discussion had ceased (no response to my last comment in over a week), so I proceeded with the edits mentioned on the talk page, but you reverted my changes again.

You have failed to engage in discussion about these changes on the talk page, and yet you continue to revert them[5][6] - this appears to be disruptive editing. If you disagree with these changes, please engage in discussion on the talk page, or self-revert, so that dispute resolution can be avoided. kyledueck (talk) 16:18, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm quite familiar with the discussion, Kyle. You argued that certain material was "off-topic", others (including myself) disagreed, and you responded by essentially making the same claim again. Repetition is somewhat pointless, and creating more repetition by responding to the repetition doubly so, so it did not seem necessary to respond again. If you'd like to make any new points, I'll be happy to respond to them. Jakew (talk) 16:32, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
You and Jayjg have disagreed with my policy-based objections, but you have not proven that my objections are incorrect, or that the information in question is relevant to the article. If you wish to prove that the content in question is relevant to the article, perhaps you could start by explaining, on the foreskin talk page, how the following sentence is relevant to an article on the foreskin: "Among circumcised males, reported incidence figures of meatal stenosis include 0%, 0.01%, 0.55%, 0.9%, 2.8%, 7.29%, 9-10%, and 11%."
My original points - that the content in question is off-topic and the article appears to used as a soapbox for discussing/promoting circumcision - have not been refuted, which is why I keep repeating them. If you feel that we are simply repeating ourselves at this point, perhaps dispute resolution is the correct way forward. kyledueck (talk) 17:09, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't object to the removal of that particular sentence, Kyle.
Regarding much of the rest of the material you removed, I do not think you've made a case that it is off-topic; you've merely asserted that it is, which isn't a persuasive form of argument. I don't agree with your conclusions. For example (and I've just chosen this one to illustrate), you removed a sentence citing the WHO saying "Although it has been argued that sexual function may diminish following circumcision due to the removal of the nerve endings in the foreskin and subsequent thickening of the epithelia of the glans, there is little evidence for this and studies are inconsistent." It is difficult to see how it could be off-topic when the source specifically refers to the foreskin and discusses what happens if it is removed.
You also haven't made a persuasive argument (or, indeed, any argument) in support of your claim that the material is a "soapbox" for circumcision. Jakew (talk) 17:33, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
That quote discusses what happens to the penis after circumcision, which is not what the article is about. The sentence may use the word "foreskin" but it is clearly a quote that is directly related to circumcision, rather than the foreskin, thus it is off-topic, and does not belong in the article. The only part of the sentence directly related to the foreskin is "nerve endings in the foreskin," and that section by itself doesn't add much to the article.
Allowing material that discusses what happens to the penis after the foreskin is removed would allow the entire Sexual effects of circumcision and Medical analysis of circumcision articles to be copied to Foreskin. When taken to this extreme, it's quite evident that discussing what happens to the penis when the foreskin is removed is beyond the scope of this article. If readers wish to learn about what happens to the penis when the foreskin is removed, there are plenty of circumcision-related pages that are directly related to that topic on wikipedia, and we already link to them from the Foreskin article.
It appears that the article is being used as a soapbox for discussing circumcision because of the number of sentences devoted to circumcision in the article. If it was just one or two sentences, I would not have a basis for making this accusation, but as we can see from this diff[7] (your revert conveniently shows all three of my edits, so I'm using that rather than listing them individually), the amount of off-topic text devoted to circumcision is substantial.
By the way, since we're discussing content again, I'm happy to go back to the Foreskin talk page, so that other editors can participate in the conversation. Thanks for continuing our discussion, I think we're getting somewhere again. However, I also note that you have now been reverted by two other editors[8][9], indicating a lack of consensus for including the material in question, so I'm not sure if further discussion is necessary, but I'm happy to continue the discussion if you wish. kyledueck (talk) 19:30, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't share your view that "it's quite evident that discussing what happens to the penis when the foreskin is removed is beyond the scope of this article", Kyle. I shall comment at the article. Jakew (talk) 19:42, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

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Editor2020 fixed where someone vandalized the article [10] and then you went and put it back to the vandalized version. Why? Helpsome (talk) 12:00, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Oops! It was clearly an error — my guess is that I pressed the wrong button by mistake. Thanks so much for alerting me. Jakew (talk) 12:04, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
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Robert Pearlman has never been to outer space[edit]

I am sure of it. I know him personally and went to HS with him. The edit I made is accurate. I dont see how you can feel you have any authority on the subject unless you know him better than I, which I doubt you do. Please stop editing history as you see fit just to remain in the most active (L)users directory. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.78.68.35 (talk) 16:20, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

I believe you, though ideally I'd prefer to see a source cited for the statement. What puzzles me, though, is why you feel that an article about a historian needs to state that he's never been to outer space. Do you think there's likely to be any serious doubt? Jakew (talk) 16:43, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

I will be reporting you for editor abuse. YOu have no right deleting facts. Not everything is sourced. I dont see you deleting his current residence which is listed and unsourced there so why the need to delete the well known FACT that he has never been in space? YOu say that detail is unimportant but the entire article is unimportant and I will be reporting it for a speedy delete and I will be reporting YOU for wikinazi-ism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.78.68.35 (talk) 03:28, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

As you wish. Jakew (talk) 09:43, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

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Circumcision[edit]

Please stop edit warring on the lede. You know better. --NeilN talk to me 13:59, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Let's discuss this at the talk page. Jakew (talk) 14:47, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

WP:CONFLICT Wikipedia: NOTYOURS circumcision[edit]

Hello, You break the rules on circumcision :

[WP:CONFLICT You have just published a study with Brian Morris proposing to Asian (and especially Chinese and Japanese) the establishment of the U.S. practice of routine circumcision : http://www.nature.com/aja/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/aja201247a.html


Wikipedia: NOTYOURS http://toolserver.org/~daniel/WikiSense/Contributors.php?wikilang=en&wikifam=.wikipedia.org&grouped=on&page=Circumcision

Why the rules are not enforced on this page? I think that contributors should not be activists (pro or anti) but all the members of the WikiProject Medicine... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suwq Ede (talkcontribs) 00:02, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations on getting published Jake! Zad68 00:26, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, Zad! I think Prof Morris was remarkably generous to list me as a co-author on this particular piece, actually: I just contributed Figure 1 and made a few suggestions about the manuscript. But I certainly appreciate it. Jakew (talk) 08:17, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
I think you should get the Nobel Prize ! Otherwise, you obviously do not know anything about Chinese or Japanese culture. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suwq Ede (talkcontribs)
To Suwq Ede, I think you must misunderstand the rules. Please see WP:COS, which states: "Editing in an area in which you have professional or academic expertise is not, in itself, a conflict of interest." And also see WP:OAS, which states: "Do not confuse stewardship with ownership. Wikipedia is the encyclopedia that "anyone can edit", but not all edits bring improvement. In many cases, a core group of editors will have worked to build the article up to its present state, and will revert unconstructive edits in order to preserve the quality of the encyclopedia. Such reversion does not in itself constitute ownership, and will normally be supported by an explanatory edit summary referring to Wikipedia policies and guidelines, previous reviews and discussions, or specific grammar or prose problems introduced by the edit." Jakew (talk) 09:24, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
"professional or academic expertise" !!! You are a computer software engineer self-proclaimed "expert on circumcision"... poor activist ... I wish you a bright future in your obsession with circumcision ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Suwq Ede (talkcontribs)
Note: Suwq Ede (talk · contribs) was warned for these personal attacks. Zad68 17:47, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Noddy[edit]

Hey, i saw you wrote on my tak a {{uw-vandalism1}} to notify me a vanalism i commited in the article Noddy. The problem is, that what i did in the article wasn't adding such vandalism but other slight modifications. What happened (as now i check) is that i unintentionally reverted the article to a vandalized version, for which i apology. --Hahc21 [TALK][CONTRIBS] 17:34, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

No problem. I'm sure it's happened to everybody at some point. Thanks for letting me know. Jakew (talk) 17:42, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG A new user on Talk:Circumcision and HIV just thanked the article's contributors. As you made several edits there I thought I would let you know. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:28, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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