User talk:Merzbow

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Unhelpful comments of any sort on my talk page will be reverted. If I decide to reply, I will do so on this page. Likewise, if I post on your talk page, I kindly request that you reply there, and not here, to preserve the thread of discussion.

Neptun88[edit]

That's some pretty mighty loud quacking going on. Are we going to go through this every time another one pops up through a proxy? (I might point out I've had positive admissions for IPs marked unrelated by checkuser). The Evil Spartan (talk) 07:52, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

'Tis our burden, unfortunately. Luckily the ArbCom case remedies allows us to go directly to WP:AE and get them banned without warning. However we can't cry wolf by jumping the gun too soon. Let it quack more and we'll see. I hope G33 realizes that his chances of coming back in a year quickly approach zero the more he socks. - Merzbow (talk) 16:32, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Email[edit]

Gosh Merzbow, now how am I to get in contact with you when you have email disabled? 64.178.96.168 (talk) 17:57, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Huh? My email is enabled. I just got an email from somebody last week through WP. - Merzbow (talk) 19:23, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

re CAIR[edit]

Well, if you look at the Criticisms article, it is pretty much proven. The truth isn't always neutral, after all. Jtrainor (talk) 18:38, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

I agree personally, but most reliable sources like the NYT phrase it as "critics say CAIR is XXX" vs. a statement of fact, so it's hard to support stating the accusation as a statement of fact in the article. - Merzbow (talk) 21:24, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Credible author[edit]

Hello. A credible authors' reference is being "overrided" by edit-warring. I recently tried to add to the telescope article but this editor seems to think that his opinion overrides a VERY credible author in Mr. Richard Powers. I've been blocked before for edit-warring recently, so I don't want this to be another incident on my record.

Anyway, the other editor seemed to have asked his friend-type editors to form a consensus, so I will do the same. The Islamic connection here is, Al-Haytham. He is FUNDAMENTAL to the telescope and the FATHER of optics. By definition, the summary can include him since the radio and electro-magnetic telescopes are derogatory to the average person looking at the article; I wanted to add it to the history section since it looked cleaner. Can you help your fellow InternetHero?? InternetHero (talk) 21:02, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

RfB Thank You spam[edit]

Wikipedia logo (svg).svg Thank you for participating in my RfB! I am very grateful for the confidence of the community shown at my RfB, which passed by a count of 154/7/2 (95.65%). I have read every word of the RfB and taken it all to heart. I truly appreciate everyone's input: supports, opposes, neutrals, and comments. Of course, I plan to conduct my cratship in service of the community. If you have any advice, questions, concerns, or need help, please let me know. Again, Thanks! RlevseTalk 08:48, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Dhimmi page[edit]

Moved to Talk:Dhimmi#SirHippo.27s_edits. - Merzbow (talk) 16:35, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Smegma (band)[edit]

Hey, I noticed your name on the Quailhurst Afd. (and for the record I'm neutral on the winery, but thought I would give it a chance). But do you have anything interesting to add to the Smegma article? I'm not a fan, it's simply another article I helped save from Afd... Cheers, Katr67 (talk) 02:23, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Never heard them. A noise band formed in 1973? Interesting, I will have to check them out. - Merzbow (talk) 02:28, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

finding significant coverage in reliable secondary sources[edit]

When I am trying to find significant coverage in reliable secondary sources, I will search using the archive function at http://news.google.com , and that often gives me the references I need to establish the notability of a subject. That's how I found the references that I added to Cooper Mountain Vineyards. --Eastmain (talk) 14:15, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, stupid Google News - I didn't notice that its default search was only the prior month. No wonder. - Merzbow (talk) 16:29, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Cow tipping[edit]

You have missed that there is a discussion on the talk page of cow tipping in which there is a consensus on the new image. Please join, rather than acting unilaterally. Steven Walling (talk) 23:03, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, a consensus against your changes. - Merzbow (talk) 23:05, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


May contain nuts[edit]

No where near as funny as your The Truth, but does it deserve to be deleted? -HarryAlffa (talk) 21:31, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

I think somebody's been hitting the bong pipe a bit too often lately... - Merzbow (talk) 21:34, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

I assure you that I read about the controversy surrounding Giovanni before commenting on that; in fact, I can remember reading about issues involving him for a long time, perhaps one or two years. Please don't assume that disagreement equals ignorance. Everyking (talk) 05:03, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

With all due respect, I just don't believe you. You are intelligent, and it would take a truly epic lack of intelligence for someone to actually familiarize themselves with G33's situation and then suggest that the situation could be solved by suggesting that G33, an editor accused of puppeting across many articles, stay away from a single article - he's never admitted to the socks, and he's not accused of disruption on his main. In all honesty the only conclusion I can reach is that you once again did what you've been convicted by ArbCom of doing many times - commenting on critical administrative situations without doing even the most basic research. Sorry... - Merzbow (talk) 06:16, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Talk about the pot complaining the kettle's black.

Merzbow, you are -- without a doubt -- one of the slimiest puppeteers on Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 118.160.175.249 (talk) 10:08, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

re: wine[edit]

did you also see there was an explanation? BOTH times. As its been done on many EL sections (if you see many, many of them you will see how long and winded its becoming). That's why there are guidelines to avoid it becoming a repository of links. Anyway's, im going to the talk page, we can debate there. Lihaas (talk) 21:00, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

ps- you were right, i should have come to discussion before the 2nd edit. my apologies. anyhoo... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wine#2008_External_Links Lihaas (talk) 21:25, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Alternative Music Newsletter for August 2008[edit]

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Any thoughts on how Allegations of etc etc can be cleaned up?[edit]

Giovanni has't tried to screw with it again, and no one has touched it since basically mid-August, so I'd say it wouldn't be a bad idea to start whipping it into shape. At least, as much as it CAN be whipped into shape... I'm crossposting this to DH's page as well. Jtrainor (talk) 22:55, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Ehh... honestly I don't really care much about the article as long as it's not grossly biased. It's still biased, but not horrendously so. I will certainly keep an eye on it and defend positive changes, but I'm not inclined to spend time improving it. - Merzbow (talk) 05:39, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Blogs as a Reliable Source in re David Berlinski[edit]

Merzbow, we're having a bit of a dispute about the appropriateness of blogs as a Reliable Source in a BLP article. Since you contributed to this discussion previously and are well versed in the WP-policies related to this issue I was wondering if you'd take a look and perhaps make a comment. Thanks. - DannyMuse (talk) 23:54, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

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Fitna - Short film or Propaganda film?[edit]

Just a quick note to let you know that the consensus you were a party to at Talk:Fitna_Film[1] has been changed and is under discussion.75.49.223.52 (talk) 03:34, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

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Important Wine Project discussion needs input![edit]

Hello, the Wine Project is currently in the process of hammering out a proposed policy relating to Wikipedia:Notability (wine topics). As Wikipedia and its wine coverage continues to grow, the need for a clear, concise guideline on how Wikipedia's notability policies such as WP:CORP, WP:SIGCOV and WP:NOTE relate to wine articles has emerged. Please review the proposed policy and take part in the talk page discussion Wikipedia_talk:Notability_(wine_topics)#Ready_to_go_live.3F. All input and view points are welcomed. AgneCheese/Wine 21:47, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Template:Religious text primary[edit]

A TFD has been opened on Template:Religious text primary. The TfD was opened on 2 December; so is due to close in two days time. Notification being sent to all participants in the previous discussion Wikipedia:Templates_for_deletion/Log/2008_July_30#Template:BibleAsFact. Jheald (talk) 23:27, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

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