User talk:Michaelwuzthere

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December 2009[edit]

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June 2012[edit]

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File:Coat of Arms of the Moldavian SSR.png[edit]

Hi. May I ask you where did you get this image from? It looks wrong. As far as I know, the real coat of arms of the MSSR didn't have the blue-white ribbon under the sun. This element was added only in the coat of arms of Transnistria.--Imrek (talk) 10:13, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing this out. The correction has been made. --Michaelwuzthere (talk) 18:03, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Oh, and one more thing I've just noticed. There is a mistake in the Moldovan text on the left. It says "УНИТСЬ-ВЭ", while the correct spelling is "УНИЦИ-ВЭ". --Imrek (talk) 20:06, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi again. Are you planning to fix the mistake in the Moldovan text any time soon?--Imrek (talk) 21:10, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I have been somewhat busy lately, but this will be done very soon. However, I notice that there seems to be a contradiction between spellings. There are images such as File:COA Moldavian SSR.png that display the "УНИЦИ-ВЭ" spelling, but also files like File:Coat of arms of Moldavian SSR.png that display a "УНИТСЬ-ВЭ" spelling. So there's clearly an error, but being that I'm not a native speaker of Moldavian, I need some verification that a correction made would be into the correct spelling.--Michaelwuzthere (talk) 05:18, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Here is a scan of a Soviet newspaper "Izvestia": [1] (it's in DjVu format, so, in order to see it, you may need to install a special program: [2]). At the top left corner you can see the motto "Workers of the world, unite!" written in the languages of all the costituent republics of the Soviet Union. Moldavian variant is at the very beginning of the third line from the top.--Imrek (talk) 17:18, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

Juche[edit]

Please see Template_talk:Communism_sidebar#Juche User:Fred Bauder Talk 13:04, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

September 2012[edit]

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Are you kidding me? I added information about Ernst Thalmann on "Ernst Thalmann Island" and some twelve-year-old decides to continually revert the edit and I am the one being warned? Is this some idea of a joke? --Michaelwuzthere (talk) 16:09, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Phyllis's Wedding.png)[edit]

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Re:Lenin image[edit]

w The image of Lenin you recently uploaded seems to be very similar to another file, File:Lenin CL Colour.jpg. With so many images of Lenin, it seems unhelpful to have many similar versions.

In the case of both images, I think the original photograph that hasn't been obviously tampered with and coloured may be more appropriate. With so many photographs available, why should we use a coloured/filtered version of one? -- Peter Talk to me 16:16, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

The uploaded image is of exceptionally higher clarity and of higher quality in a realistic, non-distorting colour. As far as a portrait for primary use, I think it's of a significantly better quality to all others in the commons. --Michaelwuzthere (talk) 16:26, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
I assume by "uploaded image" you are referring to your own. In which case, I disagree that it is the highest quality and realistic image available. In my personal opinion it appears to be crudely coloured and far less detailed than either the original or the original's coloured version (that I posted above).--Peter Talk to me 16:56, 17 September 2012 (UTC)Peter Talk to me 17:25, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
On the contrary, the uploaded image has no rough surfacing like the other coloured image, nor is the photo grainy or spotty or damaged.--Michaelwuzthere (talk) 17:19, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
That is because the other image is a skilfully coloured version of an original photograph. The uploaded image has questionably sharp outlines... it just looks unauthentic (which it is). --Peter Talk to me 17:24, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
And the lack of 'graininess' gives the image a blurred look, which contrasts with the sharp outline. -- Peter Talk to me 17:25, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
The sharp outline is a result of the smoothing of the background, though I don't see this as having any significant impact on the overall quality of the photo, as, in my opinion, the photo doesn't seem to be much more 'blurred' than the other photos.--Michaelwuzthere (talk) 17:37, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
But aside from the quality, I just don't see any good reason to replace a perfectly fine original photograph with an altered version. A coloured image is great - but not at the expense of authenticity. -- Peter Talk to me 18:19, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
For the Vladimir Lenin page, the primary image should always have minimal distortion and be in colour when possible. The uploaded photo, while not being authentic in the sense that it is not the original photograph, is of high quality, while the previously used photo will still be in the commons for use.--Michaelwuzthere (talk) 21:59, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Phyllis's Wedding.png)[edit]

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Phyllis's Wedding Image[edit]

Hey, I just wanted to drop by and say why the image keeps getting removed. The fact is, it is a non-free image that doesn't pass Wikipedia:NFCC#8, which states that the image is needed "if its presence would significantly increase readers' understanding of the topic". As of right now, the image is just a picture of a group of people. and doesn't add anything to the article, critically. Thanks.--Gen. Quon (Talk) 18:18, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

The image is literally of Phyllis's wedding (particularly of when Michael Scott gets upstage by Phyllis's father) on the page of Phyllis's Wedding. How on earth is that not relevant to the article?--Michaelwuzthere (talk) 18:25, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
It's not the fact that it isn't relevant, it's that its addition doesn't help the reader understand the episode better than just presenting the information in text. I think Ruby2010 did a good job of explaining it on the history page of the article. In order to be included, the image would need to be critically examined, either in the production, or the reception. As of right now, it isn't.--Gen. Quon (Talk) 20:48, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

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Mexico[edit]

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What evidence do you have that the hammer and sickle represents non-Bolshevik communists?[edit]

You claim the hammer and sickle represents all communists while the title page of the Communist Manifesto does not because you claim that it does not represent non-Marxist communists. But the hammer and sickle is associated with a narrower group of Marxists - Bolsheviks. What evidence do you have of non-Bolshevik communists using the hammer and sickle?--R-41 (talk) 16:29, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

The usage of the hammer and sickle in representing agriculture and urban industry pre-dates the socialist movement. Their contemporary usage in representing the unity of agricultural and urban industrial workers as the proletarian class originates from the Russian revolution, however it is not ideologically exclusive. The symbol is used by parties all over the world who hold different and sometimes contrasting views towards the Bolsheviks. While the Manifesto is ideologically exclusive to Marxists, the hammer and sickle symbolises the urban industrial and rural proletariat class, which is a universality of all communist ideologies.--Michaelwuzthere (talk) 17:09, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

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Democratic republic[edit]

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Your recent edit to Craig Cobb[edit]

I highly recommend you read over WP:BLP carefully and see my message on the article's talk page explaining why your edit is of concern. Washablemarker (talk) 06:51, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Socialism[edit]

I have posted a list of suggestions for the organization of the Socialism article on its talk page and would appreciate your input.

Also, User:Eduen continues to revert the lines in the lead on the distinction between the principles of "To each according to his contribution" and "To each according to his need", and is unanimously either removing or downplaying any material on Marxism in the article in favor of what appears to be a broadly "ethical socialist" bias. I suggest you review and comment on the talk page.-Battlecry 09:37, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

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Proposed deletion of John Bachtell[edit]

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