User talk:JohnBlackburne

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Read it. I won't hesitate to report it Seppi333 (Insert  | Maintained) 03:02, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

I'd like to apologize for any grief that I may have caused you when we had our dispute regarding the mathematical statistics article; in retrospect, I think I acted like a WP:DICK toward you, so for that I'm sorry. Seppi333 (Insert  | Maintained) 21:04, 11 July 2014 (UTC)


I know that we usually don't apply numbers to hurricanes: for example, we usually don't call Hurricane Irene in 2011 "1109".

But numbers are used not only in Japan but in China, Korea, Vietnam, etc. Please look at Digital Typhoon: Typhoon Names (Asian Names).

Annual Report on Activities is an official report by RSMC Tokyo - Typhoon Center. Typhoon numbers are used in this official report.

Therefore, I think information of typhoon numbers is necessary for INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA (Wikipedia).--HERB (talk) 13:23, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

If "we usually don't apply numbers to hurricanes" then it doesn't belong on a disambiguation page. They are for navigation, linking pages by a common part of their name. If the page title is different it can and usually should be given, but other details (foreign names, codes, acronyms) should not be, unless they're commonly part of the name.
Add them to the article instead. Or to a list article listing typhoons so all the codes are in one place for easy reference. But not to a disambiguation page.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 13:50, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

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On Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Carmelita Little Turtle‎, it is getting difficult to confirm whether this person passes WP:GNG or not, given that we had far better articles(like that one of Rich Farmbrough) than this one and subject had more than just 'mention'. Have a view? Relisted yesterday. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 07:16, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Revert on Republic of China (1912-1949)[edit]

Hi Blackbourne, I saw you reverted my edit and your comment. It seems you are under the impression there is no Republic of China any more, hence your comment "it is not a present day state"? However, I beg to differ. Not only is it mentioned in the article in same paragrah that says the "ROC still maintains rule on Taiwan" (something to that effect), the separate Taiwan article (with Republic of China as a redirect) also shows that the ROC still exists, founded in 1912 and continues on Taiwan. The state never ended, it just has a much smaller territory. These are all facts. Also, even if the ROC or any other state does not exist any more, it would still not be correct to say "Republic of China is an era..." because the ROC is the name of a state (a political entity), not "era" or some time concept. So that's why I revised to a "republic founded..." Yes, the article title is a specification of a period in Republic of China history, so if the opening sentence is describing that, then the bold entry words should be match the article title. My edit gave a brief history and at the end describes the article as a history article rather than an article on the state itself. So let me know if there's anything you do not understand or agree with. I would appreciate you undo my revert. Thanks. Mistakefinder (talk) 00:50, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

It is not the same thing though. There are two problems. First is is so long ago that to identify a government then with that now makes no sense. One might as well write Queen Victoria is the queen of England. But second and more importantly China after 1949 broke up into the ROC and PRC, i.e. Taiwan and China. It's incorrect and POV to say that either is the 1912-1949 state. Of course that is what the ROC wanted people to think after 1949, that it is still the government of all China. Hence it still called itself the ROC, the same name as before 1949. But that was a political ploy that was eventually seen through as China proper, the PRC, reasserted itself. The Republic of China (1912–49) and Taiwan/the ROC today are two completely different things. They share the same name but just for political reasons, it doesn't mean anything.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 01:28, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

South Yemen[edit]

Hi JohnBlackburne. Noticed you have been dealing with User:Trust Is All You Need's recent "People's Democratic Republic" crusade over at Talk:China. Wondering if you could give me a hand dealing with him over at Talk:South Yemen? Keep up the good fight. GrahamNoyes (talk) 20:49, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Fields Medal page[edit]

Hello there,as you know,we are currently discussing on the fields medalists table on the fields medal page.Though we have not reached a comprehensive consensus, We are really close,and if the ongoing debate on flags resolves, we can publish the table,Yet the user seul1978 constantly vandalize the current table,and despite the fact that invited him/her to participate in the discussion and address hie/her concerns there,he/she does not comply.ThanksRezameyqani (talk) 13:53, 23 August 2014 (UTC)