User talk:Jnkatz1

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Welcome[edit]

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about John William Sterling[edit]

Hi, the John Sterling (attorney, philanthropist) you created is the same person as John William Sterling. I have redirect your page. Thanks for your contributions. --Neo-Jay 05:20, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Bérubé[edit]

Nice work on Allan Berube! Very good job! I've done some wikifying and some cleanup, but wanted to drop you a note :) Thanks! -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 05:27, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

I have to second that comment, the article looks quite good. I moved your notice about sources to the references section, since it deals specifically with references - and, we could probably combine the bibliography section with the references section, since they both refer to sources of information referenced, but overall, the article is a good description of Mr. Berube's life and work. Thanks, UltraExactZZ Claims ~ Evidence 13:44, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Edits to the article about you[edit]

Hi! I'm not really sure what the proper level of detail is on articles like these. It seems like the best thing for you to do might be to add Template:Request edit to the article talk page and let a more experienced editor decide. Dreamyshade (talk) 04:51, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Walt Whitman[edit]

Hello! Thanks for adding to the article on Walt Whitman. The book you added, however, is not cited in a footnote anywhere in the article. As such, it should not be listed in the bibliography. That section is not just a collection of works relevant to Whitman (can you imagine how long that list would be?). Instead, it displays where information for this article was found. You may notice the huge list of citations. Also, it's worth noting a little policy on conflict of interest. If you are the author of this book, editors might just accuse you of adding it to lists to be self-promotional. Let me know if you need help with anything here on Wikipedia. --Midnightdreary (talk) 14:15, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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Conflict of interest edits to Jonathan Ned Katz[edit]

Information.svg If you have a close connection to some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Jonathan Ned Katz, you may have a conflict of interest. In keeping with Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy, edits where there is a conflict of interest, or where such a conflict might reasonably be inferred from the tone of the edit and the proximity of the editor to the subject, are strongly discouraged. If you have a conflict of interest, you should avoid or exercise great caution when:

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For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. For more details about what, exactly, constitutes a conflict of interest, please see our conflict of interest guidelines. Thank you. momoricks (make my day) 04:25, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

You've been mentioned at the Wikipedia Conflict of interest/Noticeboard[edit]

Hello Jnkatz1. You are welcome to join the discussion at WP:COIN#Jonathan Ned Katz. Though we usually discourage people from writing articles about themselves, if you are willing to make some improvements, the article on Jonathan Ned Katz may qualify to be kept. EdJohnston (talk) 13:49, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Permission request[edit]

Hello, I found a source here that provides biographical and career information. I would like to use it to expand the Early life section and supplement the rest of the article. Please take a look and let me know if there is any biographical information that you do not want included, such as relatives' names. Feel free to respond here (this page is on my watchlist) or on my talk page. Thank you, momoricks (make my day) 02:36, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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Spamming Wikipedia[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to the encyclopedia, one or more of the external links you added to the page Talk:LGBT history do not comply with our guidelines for external links and have been removed. Wikipedia is not a collection of links; nor should it be used as a platform for advertising or promotion, and doing so is contrary to the goals of this project. Because Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, external links do not alter search engine rankings. If you feel the link should be added to the article, please discuss it on the article's talk page before reinserting it. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. --Orange Mike | Talk 18:58, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

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Please familiarize yourself with relevant policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, verifiability of information, and autobiographies.

For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you. --Orange Mike | Talk 18:58, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Welcome to the LGBT Studies WikiProject![edit]

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Hi, Jnkatz1, welcome to WikiProject LGBT Studies!

We are a growing community of Wikipedia editors dedicated to identifying, categorizing, and improving articles regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and intersex people. LGBT Studies covers people, culture, history, and related subjects concerning sexual identity and gender identity - this covers a lot of ground and your help is appreciated! Some points that may be helpful:

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the talk page, and we will be happy to help you.

And once again - Welcome!

-- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 06:15, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Conflict of Interest[edit]

Adding a massive chunk of text in a separate subsection using your own work as the only source - and, certainly, calling it "the best" source - is a violation of policies on WP:COI. Please avoid conflict of interest by letting someone else add citations to your work, and I'd recommend avoiding the temptation of calling yourself the best source. --Midnightdreary (talk) 00:16, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Katz Replies to so-called Conflict of Interest[edit]

You should judge an entry by the objectivity and scholarship represented in its contents, not by charging conflict of interest and eliminating the work of a recognized scholar who was written about the very subject of the entry.

As for my scholarship, Ed Folsom, one of the major Whitman scholars in the United States. reviewed my book Love Stories with the info on Griswold, and said:

Katz does offer the most fully contextualized study we so far have of Whitman's affections for males. Love Stories uses Whitman as a kind of leitmotif in an extended anecdotal history of what Katz calls "men's lust and love for men in the nineteenth century United States, with a glance across the Atlantic." The book will strike some readers as uncomfortably voyeuristic, but Katz's purpose is precisely to peer into sexual practices that have been silenced for so long and to tell some of the first documented "love stories" between men.

Folsom ended by saying:

Katz has simply dug deeper than anyone else to put the stories together in compelling, surprising, and satisfying ways. Whitman scholars will come away from this book much better informed about the range of sexual behaviors in the nineteenth century and with a far clearer sense of how Whitman's life and work responded to and helped create that rapidly changing sexual landscape.

Here is a link to the Folsom review:

http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1731&context=wwqr

You can also look up other rave reviews of my scholarship in Love Stories in the New York Times and elsewhere.

PLEASE RESTORE MY EDIT. It's adds important content and it's completely scholarly and objective in terms of what it says. Otherwise I will just give up on Wikipedia.

Your edits were not actually removed. Your comment here, however, does not undo the conflict of interest concern. Cheers, --Midnightdreary (talk) 17:23, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Vincent Beck concern[edit]

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Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi Jnkatz1. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:55, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Vincent Beck concern[edit]

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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Vincent Beck concern[edit]

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