User talk:Kurtis

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Talk:Gamergate controversy[edit]

The GG article isn't really the best place to talk about this. Please don't be surprised or offended if that section gets deleted or hatted. If you have specific content issues with the articles that you mentioned the talk pages for those respective articles are better places to go. If you're afraid of how editors will respond to your concerns, just keep WP:AGF in mind and if you need advice on how to deal with disputes try WP:EAStrongjam (talk) 17:28, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Worse - I was just accused of committing a serious BLP violation, and my post was removed in a manner that I find very, very insulting. My comment pertained more to the atmosphere of the article and the gender debate, which is so caustic as to drive several well-intentioned users away from participating in it. Kurtis (talk) 20:23, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
To answer your question more directly, I have no idea what the scope of this article is. Should we not cover Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency in some level of depth? She is an extremely important figure in the GamerGate controversy. Kurtis (talk) 20:31, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Article is already too long dealing with just the Gamergate controversy and attempts are being made to trim it. More in-depth coverage of the involved parties is best left to their articles. — Strongjam (talk) 20:44, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
Well yes, but there should be some sort of summary about it on Gamergate. Feminist Frequency and Tropes vs. Women is an important element of the controversy and deserves a fair amount of coverage. The problem is that the editing environment is corrosive, which impacts our ability to collaborate effectively. Kurtis (talk) 20:49, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

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  • Alright, thanks for the heads-up. I was already aware of the sanctions, but I guess it's all the better to make the notice official just for future reference. Kurtis (talk) 21:21, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

DangerousPanda arbitation request opened[edit]

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration and have not been listed as a party. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/DangerousPanda. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/DangerousPanda/Evidence. Please add your evidence by 3 December 2014, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/DangerousPanda/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 12:36, 19 November 2014 (UTC). Message delivered by MediaWiki message delivery

Hi, Kurtis. I do thank you for being considerate enough to alert me on my talk page to your comments in reply to my evidence at the above, and for your kind words on my record. As might be reasonably expected, I'm not in agreement with your points, and have responded. But I'm glad we can do so respectfully and collegially. With sincere regards, Tenebrae (talk) 05:25, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Not a problem. I'm glad to see you're not offended by the points that I've raised there. Kurtis (talk) 05:29, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Not at all. Your polite collegiality is what made calm discussion possible, and shows that editors can disagree and still speak respectfully to each other. I admit I find it ironic, since you seem like someone who would never f-bomb a colleague or approve of an editor who did. So, thank you for caring enough to want to make the Wikipedia experience more palatable; I wish there were more like you, and I treasure my colleagues who exhibit this same high level of discourse. With regards and respect, Tenebrae (talk) 14:33, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your high praise. It's always great to hear that someone appreciates your efforts towards making the community a more welcoming environment. I'm glad I could make a difference for you in this particular case. Kurtis (talk) 20:38, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
And I'd like to applaud you again for the comprehensive, evenhanded and fair-minded presentation of evidence just now at the DP Arb page. For what it's worth, this longtime editor admires what you bring to Wikipedia. I wish more editors were of your temperament and meticulous care. With regards and respect again, Tenebrae (talk) 04:45, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I try. ;) Thanks again, Tenebrae. :) Kurtis (talk) 05:30, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GamerGate opened[edit]

You recently offered a statement in a request for arbitration. The Arbitration Committee has accepted that request for arbitration and an arbitration case has been opened at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GamerGate. Evidence that you wish the arbitrators to consider should be added to the evidence subpage, at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GamerGate/Evidence. Please add your evidence by December 11, 2014, which is when the evidence phase closes. You can also contribute to the case workshop subpage, Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/GamerGate/Workshop. For a guide to the arbitration process, see Wikipedia:Arbitration/Guide to arbitration. For the Arbitration Committee, Ks0stm (TCGE) 22:28, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Length of evidence in the DangerousPanda case[edit]

Hi Kurtis, thank you for presenting evidence for the DangerousPanda case. The Arbitration Committee has asked that evidence presentations be kept to around 500 words and 50 diffs. Your presentation is over 1000 words. Please edit your section to focus on the most relevant evidence. If you wish to submit over-length evidence, you must first obtain the agreement of the arbitrators by posting a request on the Evidence talk page. For the Arbitration Committee, Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 04:13, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

  • I've requested an exemption on the evidence talk page. Here's hoping it's given serious consideration. Kurtis (talk) 07:05, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

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Voting for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year now open![edit]

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