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Nikolas Kompridis[edit]

Thanks for reading it, and for the kind words. Stay well. Walkinxyz (talk) 09:40, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Place Ville-Marie[edit]

Hi there,

I see on your user page that you live in Montreal. I am going to assume that you have heard of Place Ville-Marie in asking you this question. The reports of the number of floors in Place Ville-Marie vary from 43 to 46. Do you, with your Montreal expertise, know the actual number of floors in this structure, or could you possibly visit this building to find out? Thanks,

-Stuck in Edmonton 117Avenue (talk) 22:44, 28 October 2009 (UTC)


Hey, I granted your request at WP:PERM for auto reviewer, the 75 article thing is more of a recommendation than a guideline, and being that you've written 27 articles, I'm pretty sure you won't abuse the right by creating inappropriate articles ;). If you need any help or want the rights removed, feel free to ask on my talk page :). Best, Mifter (talk) 02:14, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Frankfurt School[edit]

Thanks for the comments. You're right that the article still needs a lot of work, and I'm afraid my contributions are not "pitched" at a general audience – which is who wikipedia is for after all. I have re-written some of the terms I used in the introduction so they are more comprehensible.

Actually, I think the article as a whole is much too technical, and focuses too much on trying to clarify what the Frankfurt School's theoretical influences were, whereas it should better explain the aims of their research project (it was also a research project, not just an attempt to construct a theory out of other people's theories).

James Bohman's article for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is instructive in this regard. However, even some of his concepts are out of date when you consider Kompridis' work. However, Kompridis' published work is not easy to understand if you haven't been exposed to these ideas already.

I was a student of Kompridis – full disclosure – so I do have a useful perspective on this. In the next few weeks I will try to put together a more accessible picture of what these folks were up to with their "critical theory". And I will change the references to "Ibid".

Best, Walkinxyz (talk) 21:48, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

p.s. is it possible to use a reference again using ref name="", but with different page numbers? Or does that involve re-pasting the whole reference? Walkinxyz (talk) 21:58, 24 November 2009 (UTC)


It looks like you have made some positive changes. I will try to cobble together something on Kompridis, and then revisit the article on Frankfurt School as soon as I can.

Walkinxyz (talk) 10:34, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Well, I finally posted something substantial on Kompridis after more than a year. Any feedback is welcome… for readability, content… everything. Working my way up to tackling more critical theory stuff soon.

Happy New Year! Walkinxyz (talk) 08:39, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

egoistic and egotistical[edit]

Hi there, first off I'm not here drumming up support I'm just here to let you know that I, in some sense, changed your post on my talk page by copying the discussion to Talk:Émile Durkheim as this is a more suitable forum than my talk. It seemed like the sort of thing one should mention. Thanks, raseaCtalk to me 15:39, 1 December 2009 (UTC).

Sociology reviewer[edit]

Howdy. The sociology article has been greatly improved over the past few months and we are looking for reviewers to get it to GA status. It isn't of featured status, but I certainly think it deserves higher than its current B rating. Please be a reviewer, or lend further advice! --Tomsega (talk) 17:09, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Sociology Newsletter: II (April 2010)[edit]

Sociology ProjectNews • April 2010

The Sociology WikiProject is conducting a roll call (or min-census, if you prefer). More then five years down the road, we have over 50 members, but we don't know how many of them are still active in the sociology area. If you are or want to become once again an active contributor to the sociology content on Wikipedia, please move your name from the inactive to the active list on our roll call.

In other news, we have reactivated the newsletter :) At least, for this announcement. We also have a new, automated to do listing, an active tag and assess project (which has identified about 1,800 sociology articles on Wikipedia, and assessed about 1,3000 of them), and three new userboxes for your self-identification pleasure :) On a final note, I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions.

You have received this newsletter because you are listed as a participant at WikiProject Sociology. • signed Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:39, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

You're invited![edit]

Hello, M3taphysical,

You are invited meet with your fellow Wikipedians by attending the Montréal meetup scheduled on Sunday, June 27, 2010; between 1500 - 1700 to be held at the Comité Social Centre Sud (CSCS), located at 1710 Beaudry, in Montréal. You can sign up at the meetup page.

The meetup is happening in concurrence with RoCoCo 2010, a free, bilingual, weekend unconference including many people involved with Wikis both within the Wikipedia/Wikimedia Community and abroad. You do not need to attend the conference to sign up for the Wikimeetup, but you are certainly welcome! Bastique ☎ call me!

(PS: Please share this with those you know who might not be on the delivery list, i.e. Users in Montreal/Quebec)

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Discussion regarding Template:Frankfurt School[edit]

Your views are welcome: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Philosophy#add_for_Axel_Honneth_in_Template:Frankfurt_School.3F. AllyD (talk) 18:16, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

You are now a Reviewer[edit]

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If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Courcelles (talk) 17:41, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Advanced capitalism[edit]

Hi, I've seen that you included advanced capitalism in the Template:Frankfurt School. Do you have a reference for the earliest use of the term in the Frankfurt School?--Sum (talk) 17:01, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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WikiProject Sociology Newsletter: III (December 2010)[edit]

Sociology ProjectNews • December 2010
Spreading the meme since August 2006

The Sociology WikiProject third newsletter is out!

According to our April mini-census, we have 15 active members, 6 semi-active ones and 45 inactive. Out of those, 4 active, 3 semi-active and 1 inactive members have added themselves to corresponding categories since the mini-census. The next one is planned, roughly, for sometime next year. The membership list has been kept since 2004.

On that note, nobody has ever studied WikiProjects from the sociological perspective... if you are interesting in researching Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Research and wiki-research-l listerv.

Moving from research to teaching, did you know that many teachers and instructors are teaching classes with Wikipedia? This idea is getting support from the Wikimedia Foundation, and some really useful tools have been created recently. I have experience with that, having taught several undergad classes, so feel free to ask me questions on that!

And as long as I am talking about professional issues, if any of you is going to any sociological conferences, do post that to our project - perhaps other members are going there too?

In other news: the a automated to do listing reported in the April issue went down shortly afterwards, but seems to be on the path to reactivation. We still have an active tag and assess project, and comparing the numbers to the April report, we have identified about 350 more sociology-related articles (from 1,800 to 2,150) and assessed about 100 (from 1,300 to 1,400).

We now have a listing of most popular sociology-related pages. It is updated on the 1st of every month, starting with August, and reports which of our sociology-tagged articles are most frequently read. Of course, GIGO holds true, so after looking at it right now and trying to determine what is our most popular article, my first action was to shake my head and remove Criminal Minds (which, perhaps not too surprisingly, outranks all sociology articles in period tested). Second item I noticed it this month's Industrial Revolution, beating Criminal Minds, that moved from close to 30th position in August/September, to 9th in October and 2nd in November. If you'd like to discuss this or any other trends, please visit WT:SOCIOLOGY!

Finally, with the reactivation of Article Alerts, we are getting our own here. Bookmark that page so you can keep track of sociology related deletion debates, move debates, good and feature article discussions, and more.

Our first task force (Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology/Social movements task force) was created (1 June 2010).

If you have basic or better graphic skills, our projects needs a dedicated barnstar (award) (currently the closest we can get is the Society Barnstar.

As always, I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Mebroot[edit]

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Interview request[edit]

Dear M3taphysical, I am a graduate student of Information Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark, and I am working on my master's thesis which is about Wikipedia, more specifically the Wikipedia community and how the knowledge in Wikipedia is constructed. In my research I am - among other things - going to focus on the construction of academic knowledge in Wikipedia. Since you are a participant in the, Sociology WikiProject I would like to ask you if you would be willing to do an interview about the way you work with Wikipedia, how it integrates with your daily life, and what motivates you to contribute etc. Since I live in Denmark the interview will be held through skype or a corresponding service.

If you are interested or if you would like to know more about me/my thesis, feel free to contact me at or through my talk page.

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Anders Thorborg

Andersthorborg (talk) 19:21, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

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You're invited: Art & Feminism Edit-a-thon[edit]

Art & Feminism Edit-a-Thon - You are invited!
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Bring a friend and a laptop! Come one, come all! Learn more here!

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