User talk:Lightbreather

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On Civility[edit]

I came upon your comments here, and while I haven't nearly read all of it, I have to say: I agree with you 110%. There are so few women on here because there are constant battles over insignificantly petty issues that involve either outright insults and nasty language or sarcasm-dripping posts full of in-jokes or other mockery from someone who believes him/herself to be intellectually superior. Civility isn't clear cut, that's true, but the WMF could easily do something. There could be various "user conduct levels," for example, ranging from green (no violations in the past x days) to red (you get the idea). Let the green/yellow-green users patrol the red/orange-red ones, and let the latter group get flagged more or something. I suppose some would argue that this would bring about a sort of hegemony or tyranny, but given the transparent nature of the site, I doubt this would be much of a problem, and if it is, there will always be ways to ameliorate it.

Anyway I just thought I'd leave my thoughts here, along with some encouragement, because we need to be fighting more proactively for these kinds of changes if we want to reverse Wikipedia's stagnation in growth.

Have a great vacation! - SweetNightmares 03:07, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks and double thanks! Lightbreather (talk) 07:00, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

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Your concerns have been taken seriously[edit]

Just not on Wikipedia. See this statement on FARK. It's amazing that Wikipedia can't get itself together to do the right thing like other sites have. I wonder why. Actually, I don't wonder at all. Wikipedia has always been driven by a conservative, right-leaning libertarian ideology that gives lip service to civil liberties. Anyone who tries to tell you that Wikipedia is "liberal" or leans left, hasn't been paying attention. Viriditas (talk) 08:28, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Viriditas, wittingly or otherwise, you have just described Jimbo Wales to a "T". That right-leaning libertarian ideology is exactly what he subscribes to, at least if our bio on him is accurate. It is also what Carolmooredc subscribes to, as per her own website in its various versions over the years. And you wonder why these people choose to ban others from their talk pages? - Sitush (talk) 00:25, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

ANI by CarolMooreDC[edit]

Thanks for your comment. It does deserve a response, but I'd like to avoid commenting on the noticeboard thread which I think should be closed. (IOW, I don't want to add to the drama.) Yes, there are disputes that need DR and editing behaviors that need admin review or RFC/U. But putting all three editors into one thread was the wrong approach. CMDC has brought up SPECIFICO on other noticeboards and this is simply another page in the on-going friction between them. (I've urged an WP:IBAN for them.) Of the two other editors, Two kinds is fairly new with 2,000 edits and one block and Corbet has a good record of editing articles; his block log shows that blocks were usually reverted fairly quickly. (Still, Corbet needs to bite his tongue more often.) But then Carol's own behavior gets thrown into the pot (thankfully that thread got closed quickly). I wish the admins had taken my hint about NOTHERE and closed the mess. Will something constructive come of the thread? I doubt it. The Gender gap project has been around for 10 years now, and this bit of drama on the task force talk page is simply a diversion from what the Project ought to be achieving. (Hopefully a temporary diversion.) IMO a better course of action would be for some of the more senior editors and admins to monitor the project more closely. (For example, SlimVirgin did so to some extent with SPECIFICO.) In accordance with WP:TPO purely personal remarks on the talk pages should be hatted, {{rpa}}'d, or moved to the talk page of the editor who started them. Cheers. – S. Rich (talk) 02:02, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

RfC: Rebecca Bardoux[edit]

Hi, notifying all previous talk participants of an RfC: Talk:Rebecca_Bardoux#RfC: Should the article mention her comedy career? -- GreenC 13:45, 18 September 2014 (UTC)


re blowjob, seriously I am not stalking you, although I know you will find it hard to believe. I saw your post at village pump. Although I will admit that when I see your name scroll by I perhaps pay more attention than to the random editor. Gaijin42 (talk) 02:37, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Regardless of what you say, it feels like hounding/stalking to me. Lightbreather (talk) 03:06, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, taking a quick scan through your contribs I can see dozens of recent articles or discussions you are involved in and started that I have not commented on.Where you catch my eye, I do not avoid commenting on your stuff, but I am not hunting you out. On my talk page I said "making waves" I didn't mean that in a negative manner. You are having (or trying to have) influence in many areas. You are making yourself highly visible with lots of wikiproject, noticeboard posts etc. When you advertise your activities like that its inevitable that people will see it and follow up (thats somewhat the point of doing it I think). You aren't making these posts to obscure areas, you are making them in the most heavily trafficked pages of the wiki. Gaijin42 (talk) 03:16, 20 September 2014 (UTC)