User talk:Mukogodo

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Molly Burnett[edit]

The Denver Post is fine: IMDB isn't. Please remember that biographies are held to a higher standard than other topics. Acroterion (talk) 02:42, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Reminder about edit summaries[edit]

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Plains zebra[edit]

Hello Mukogodo. I'm wondering why you deleted the descriptions of two instances of aggressive interaction between plains zebras and wildebeest from Plains_Zebra#Interactions_with_other_grazers. Unless you feel strongly that they have to go, I would like to restore them, but still keeping the sentence you added ("However, aggressive interactions occasionally occur.") as this is helpful. Would you have any objection to my doing this? --Stfg (talk) 11:09, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Thianks for your reply on my talk page. You make a good point about undue weight. I will leave it as you have made it. --Stfg (talk) 10:41, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Jackal Buzzard[edit]

I've moved the article back to the single name. Bird names follow the IOC List], and even if we decide to deviate from that list in general Wikipedia articles do not have dual names (unless the things is commonly refered to with both names ([Matiu / Somes Island]] as an example) . Sabine's Sunbird talk 20:18, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Edit restriction warning[edit]

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Fanny Fern[edit]

If you're so interested in Fanny Fern, you would be a huge help at her article (Fanny Fern) or the article on Ruth Hall. Remember to source properly, etc. I'm worried that you're changing sourced information on an approved featured article at N. P. Willis. --Midnightdreary (talk) 01:53, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Looking at my note again, it looks a little threatening, which was not my intention. Rather than push you away from Willis, my goal was to encourage you to work on two articles that really could use the help! Sorry if it seemed rude, impolite, etc. --Midnightdreary (talk) 14:26, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Jimmy Swaggart[edit]

In the Jimmy_Swaggart#Controversies.2C_scandals_and_criticisms section, it already says:

In 1988, Swaggart was implicated in a sex scandal involving a prostitute that resulted initially in his suspension and ultimately Swaggart was defrocked and removed from the ministry by the Assemblies of God. Three years later, Swaggart was again implicated in a sex scandal involving a prostitute. As a result, Swaggart's current ministry is non-affiliated, non-denominational and significantly smaller than it was in the ministry's pre-scandal years.

The section you are adding to the lead virtually replicates this, saying:

Sexual scandals in the late 1980s and early 1990's led the Assemblies of God to defrock him, and to his temporarily stepping down as the head of Jimmy Swaggert Ministries.

In essence, you're replicating what has already been said in the controversies section. Placing this element in the lead of the article, in fact the second paragraph, gives undue weight to the scandal. If you wish to add to the controversies section, please feel free. I invite you to remove your replicating commentary in the lead though. I hope you do so. Thanks, --Hammersoft (talk) 19:13, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

  • I appreciate your point, but all parts of intro summaries are covered also in main articles. As for relative coverage, compare the articles for Ted Haggard and Jim Bakker, which give even more attention to their relevant scandals in their Intros. --Mukogodo
    • So what's to stop us from replicating everything in the article into the lead then? This piece is already covered lower in the article. --Hammersoft (talk) 00:46, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

November 2012[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Sean Hyman[edit]

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O. J. Simpson robbery case[edit]

Thanks for restoring the previous version on the O. J. Simpson robbery case page. Unclear why the other unidentified user was blanking the participants section. Jtbobwaysf (talk) 22:37, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Holistic management[edit]

Thanks for your input on the Holistic management page. In general I believe the changes you made are helpful.

There are two changes I would like to discuss though. (to see if another option can be done that is acceptable)

Starting with no-til farming being one use of holistic management system. NCAT-ATTRA is in fact both using and monitoring the effect of integration of holistic management principles into the standard no til model of agriculture used by the majority of farmers in the USA. I have confirmed that personally by talking to a farmer involved with the project. (Brown farm) They are using both cover crops between cash crops and integration of animals to forage those cover crops in a rotational system. Not sure why you simply removed that use of holistic management. It was referenced. Maybe you didn't thoroughly investigate the references? Here is a link to a webinar put out by ATTRA and posted on youtube. I didn't post this link on the Holistic management wiki page simply because it is a youtube vid and not acceptable as a source, Nor does it directly focus on holistic management, more on the actual farming methods, but it possibly could be useful to you personally in giving you ideas on a better way to include this use of holistic management into the article? Rather than deleting the whole thing? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjI2zWf4uMI (PS I also incorporate holistic management into a different less standard version of no-til but of course original research is not allowed in a wikipedia article, so I didn't include my own project)

The second thing I would like to discuss is you removing the last paragraph from the criticism section. While I tend to agree with you that vegetarian and eco-extremist criticisms of Holistic planned grazing are pretty much irrelevant. Certainly they tend to be more dogmatic than logical. One has to accept the fact that in every forum where Holistic planned grazing is discussed they are in fact the most vocal critics. I don't agree with them. I agree with you that in the majority of cases their criticisms are irrelevant. But to maintain NPOV I included the most reasonable argument I could find that they make. Why would you take that off the criticism section? Surely you wouldn't want to turn a blind eye to the fact that these people exist would you? You don't have to agree with them (I don't), just acknowledge they have and are criticizing. Please reply on the Holistic management talk page so all can see and possibly join in the discussion for a chance of consensus. Thanks Redddbaron (talk) 15:34, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Timeline of Sun Myung Moon[edit]

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Lautrec[edit]

Hello Mukogodo. We may be interpreting the same sentence in the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec article in two different ways. I interpret "Henri suffered from congenital health conditions traditionally attributed to inbreeding" to mean that historians have traditionally attributed Lautrec's health problems to his family's history of inbreeding. Your edit summary suggests that you interpret it as characterizing any single-event cousin marriage as likely to result in health problems. But numerous historians have described Lautrec's health conditions as the result of "a history of inbreeding" or "much inbreeding". Armand Marie Leroi writes, in Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body: "Whatever his disorder, it seems that he shared it with several other members of his family. By the time Henri Marie Raymond, Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec-Montfa, was born in 1864 his family, though still rich, was quite inbred. The Napoleonic abolition of primogeniture had prompted an already much-reduced French nobility to keep what wealth remained in their families by the simple expedient of not marrying out of them. Henri's parents were first cousins, as were his aunt and uncle: between them they produced sixteen children, of whom four including Henri were dwarfed, the other three far more severely than he." The National Gallery website says "it is likely that Lautrec suffered from a bone disease (perhaps owing to the numerous consanguineous marriages in the family)". I've rewritten the passage to clarify the intended meaning. Ewulp (talk) 02:17, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

August 2013[edit]

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Verifiable content[edit]

You've removed sourced content, and I can't see why. First of all, your opinion of whether it's probable is not really relevant, see WP:TRUTH. Second of all, why do you keep mentioning Berlin? hgilbert (talk) 11:49, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit-warring and original research[edit]

They don't go well together. You looked at the table and wrote your own conclusions that Greece is last in the European Union in terms of the HDI. This is called original research WP:OR. When I reverted you, you insisted and reverted back. But you were wrong. You forgot other countries in the European Union which were below Greece in the table such as: Cyprus, Estonia, Slovakia, Malta, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal, Latvia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. That's almost half the European Union. So please remember: If the words are yours and not in the reference, it is original research. I will leave also an original research notification and a 3RR warning for future reference. Best regards. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 15:49, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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Zoology mnemonic[edit]

I have now created a special page List of King Philip mnemonics, for the "King Philip" / "King Phillip" mnemonics, which also includes mnemonics beginning with the words "Kings", "Keep", "Kids" and "Kiss", with a link to the page from the Zoology mnemonic page. The special page will allow for future additions of various types of mnemonics to be added to it. Figaro (talk) 16:30, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

K12[edit]

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Reference Errors on 16 February[edit]

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Joseph Smith[edit]

Hi, Regarding this edit, I think you might be confusing Smith's "First Vision" (which was reported long after the fact) with his 1823 visitation and subsequent visits to the hill (which he told his family about at the time). Specifically, regarding the last part of the edit, the visits to the hill were well publicized at the time, and we can confidently say in Wikipedia's voice that "On September 22, 1827, Smith made his last annual visit to the hill" instead of the more awkward "Smith said that he made his last annual visit to the hill on September 22, 1827". There were several witnesses to this: his mother stayed up all night, he took his wife with him, he borrowed his neighbor's wagon to do it, and practically the whole neighborhood knew the date. That he went to the hill on that date is entirely uncontroversial; what he said he found there is another matter. ~Adjwilley (talk) 18:17, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

In any case, the written documentation of this event is only well after the fact.
I'd be worried if written documentation showed up before the fact. In any case, rather than trying to be historians ourselves, I think our best bet is to try to follow what other "reliable sources" have said on the matter... As far as I know, they all agree that he did in fact go to the hill on September 22, 1827. They only disagree in their speculation on what he did there. Dan Vogel, for instance, says that he spent the night making a fake set of plates from tin. ~Adjwilley (talk) 23:42, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Acacia[edit]

I have been asked by a dendrological club to write something about the Acacia / Vachellia matter, and if you have any ideas about sources that I should consult, any would be greatly appreciated. Any general ideas also welcome. JMK (talk) 11:59, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Ami Bera[edit]

In regards to this removal, I can see this page and I'm not a subscriber so I have no idea what's wrong in that regard. I had a copy saved at Archive.org if that helps. Separately, what does whether or not editors can see something online have to do with removing it? There are plenty of sources listed that aren't available online. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 07:05, 19 November 2014 (UTC)