User talk:Loremaster

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I award this Barnstar to Loremaster for excellent work in transhumanism related subjects. —Morphh 2007-2-20


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In recognition of the insults and other damage you received. As I think we all know by now, there is occasionally a price to be paid for acting with integrity. Thank you for having done so, despite the difficulties involved. John Carter 17:24, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Reviewer rights[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

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If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Karanacs (talk) 16:03, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the level up. --Loremaster (talk) 16:12, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

You must be doing something right[edit]

Seems you've made a name for yourself.

Keep up the good work!

Greets from Germany. 92.76.129.113 (talk) 16:37, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Hahahahaha! Thanks for making me aware of this! :) For the record: I have never worked, and probably will never work, for any branch, department or agency of the U.S. government. I'm just a doctoral student in political sciences and an informal member of the Skeptics Society. --Loremaster (talk) 18:53, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
So you're affiliated with 'them'. Haha! Are you writing on anything conspiracy related? I have posted a small list of books and articles on the NWO(CT) talkpage sometime ago, but haven't really managed to read all of it yet. I'd add one more I just bought: Clare Birchall's "Knowledge goes Pop", from a more cultural studies, post-modern/post-structuralist POV, still not certain whether it's worthwhile, though. I'll try anything once. 92.76.129.113 (talk) 20:57, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
I am writing about the political consequences of the spread of "counterknowledge". Thanks for making me aware of Birchall's work. :) --Loremaster (talk) 21:17, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Ah, Damian Thompson. I have his book lying around at my old place. I once thought about writing on conspiracy theories or counterknowledge and "established knowledge", but it never got anywhere (yet). An interesting topic, though. 92.76.129.113 (talk) 21:29, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
By the way, I responded to my critic in that davidicke.com forum thread you made me aware of. --Loremaster (talk) 00:54, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Response on NWO[edit]

While I understand that is the idea, the article is clearly not about the terminology, but the general concept. Also, my shortening of the caption was undone in that as well. I do not see why we need so much detail about the history of the Great Seal in an image caption, especially when it means the caption takes up more space than the image.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 03:13, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution survey[edit]

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Dispute Resolution – Survey Invite


Hello Loremaster. I am currently conducting a study on the dispute resolution processes on the English Wikipedia, in the hope that the results will help improve these processes in the future. Whether you have used dispute resolution a little or a lot, now we need to know about your experience. The survey takes around five minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

Please click HERE to participate.
Many thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts.


You are receiving this invitation because you have had some activity in dispute resolution over the past year. For more information, please see the associated research page. Steven Zhang DR goes to Wikimania! 11:16, 5 April 2012 (UTC)


Notice[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is Requesting another topic ban for User:BruceGrubb. Thank you. Jayjg (talk) 01:05, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Transhumanism[edit]

Because of your extensive contributions to transhumanism in the past (thank you for that!), I would just like to let you know about the existence of Wikipedia:WikiProject Transhumanism :) --Pereant antiburchius (talk) 15:57, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Transhumanist pointer for you.[edit]

http://hplusmagazine.com/2012/04/12/transhumanism-and-the-human-expansion-into-space-a-conflict-with-physics/

Make of it what you will. Keith Henson (talk) 22:36, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 19:14, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Conspiracy Theory Theory[edit]

Hey, old friend. This was posted on a comment thread at TopDocumentaryFilms.com 9/11 conspiracy road trip and I thought it summed up the mentality so well I'd share it with you.

Pointless exercise - If someone is wed to a conspiracy theory, logic, science, and any other information that subverts their religious belief in the conspiracy will simply be discounted (as in many religions).

Any testimony or evidence that does not fit the theory is simply lumped in with the evil forces driving events and discounted. Why? because the smug superiority of "being in on the secret" is intoxicating and addictive and a clearly identified villain is comforting. In their minds, its them standing bravely against "the man," while the foolish masses go blindly about their business.

Conspiracies exist, there are abundant historical examples - the rate at which conspiracies are revealed, however, should give us pause. The more people involved, the more likely there will be leaks. The kind of high level, multi-national, illuminati BS put out by truthers, requires a laughable belief in the competency of world leaders (they could not even manage to plant WMDs in Iraq).

It's taken exposure to a number of 9/11 CTs to see where you were coming from and I was wrong, probably because the facts which they ignore are much more tangible (for me at least) than the NWO issue has to grasp. Cheers. Batvette (talk) 00:39, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Vampire: The Masquerade clans[edit]

A while ago, you voted "keep" on a Followers of Set AfD. Since it has been a bunch of years, I don't know if your view has changed; but, I have started a merger discussion for all the clans.

If you want to give your two cents, it'd be appreciated. Either way, enjoy life and so on. – Bellum (talk) 23:42, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

End of history[edit]

Greetings! Since you working on creating this page, I wanted to let you know that I have begun a draft at Draft:End of history, as a primary topic article to replace the current disambiguation page. Any help would be welcome. Cheers! bd2412 T 19:42, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:Bioethicists[edit]

Category:Bioethicists, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. Greg Bard (talk) 15:19, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Differential technological development[edit]

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