User talk:Michael E. Cumpston

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Thanks for all your help[edit]

Thanks for all of your help with the firearm articles. I have followed your writing for years and you were probably one of the folks who inspired me to write. You may want to join our project: WP:GUN we would definitely appreciate your help.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 23:48, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the kind words. I've noticed that some of the pictures end up fairly far afield on worthy projects by serious people - New York times, Daily Caller and I even had a movie production compahy make a courtesy request for a release for picture of minie bullets I had uploaded here. If any of the pictures I upload are usefull to you, I'm glad. I will stick to uploading pictures as I am going to avoid edit conflicts with Persons Unclear On The Concept. From your talk page, It appears that you have possibly a minutely greater measure of patience with such than I do.

Patience is definitely a virtue here. Sometimes it is a language/cultural barrier, which is irritating when you know the editor has probably never even so much as seen a real gun. Other times as editors of gun and knife pieces we run into antis. Either those with a political motive or those who think any language mentioning a corporate entity of some sort is advertising. I have seen the same with some of my photos on here showing up at NYT, USA Today, etc. Thanks again for the help, I think I have actually used quite a few of your articles as references on here as well.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 00:12, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Right. I had a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Croissants get offended by something I placed about tannerite- or a dead pig and he stalked me all over the 'pedia deleting stuff. Also some very rude video gamesters who were most adept at pumping hydrogen sulphide and methane into their mother's sofa cushions.

Your recent edits[edit]


I fought the law[edit]

I appreciate the clarification. First, no need to "beg forgiveness"; I'd just have moved it to the bottom of the page (the usual here, tho I understand that may change). Second, while the new owner has merit, you'd need to explain & cite it to have his pic on the page IMO. Finally, I'd far rather any demo pic be of a recognized gun writer, or an individual with nothing to gain (& so no potential conflict of interest). That said, if you feel strongly the pic should stay in, go ahead & make your case on the talk page, & we'll see what the community thinks. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 15:12, 17 October 2013 (UTC) Interestingly,(or not) The individual is a celebrity law man in central texas. A picture of him shooting that same sub gun appeared in a Guns Magazine article on silencers a couple of years ago with his full approval. I attempted to change the caption to clarify the purpose of the picture but instead eliminated the text altogether and corrupted it. In any case, I am indifferent to the broader aspects of editing. Such pictures as I upload are a gift and may be used or not according to the wishes of more active participants. --Michael E. Cumpston (talk) 16:53, 17 October 2013 (UTC)


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