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Regarding this edit summary[edit]

Until I see a source saying it's not, this will remain

The burden of proof is on editors adding/restoring material. I'm glad to see you provide a reference for the claim (JLDS before, during and after my membership made dubious claims about its history) -- but, "it stays unless you disprove it" is the exact opposite of how Wikipedia operates. --EEMIV (talk) 18:52, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

I wasn't saying one can just add material he believes is true without a source and expect it to stay. But what you did was remove sourced material until it was verified by "a third party" when no such verifying third party exists on the topic. Omnibus (talk) 19:08, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
The claim about the Jefferson Society was "sourced" to the Society's web site -- given that it is a superlative claim about the Society's longevity, the source has a conflict of interest and it was inappropriate to cite at Wikipedia. And as you demonstrated a bit later, the University has substantiated the claim (still dubious given that JLDS is part of UVa, but sufficiently removed for the time being). You can probably find more information in Mr. Jefferson's University by Virginius Dabney. If a third-party source doesn't exist for something, then the claim should not be included. --EEMIV (talk) 19:22, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
It depends on the entity making the claim. If I could reference something extremely notable from the MIT website about the school, and there was no third-party source that disagreed (and no third-party source that agreed) it would be, and is, worthy of being on Wikipedia. There are numerous examples of this on many university pages. But, the Jeff Society is not MIT... I didn't know about their supposed "reputation for lying" until you told me... just another reason the Wash is the superior society I suppose. Anyway, this is all a hypothetical argument at this point. Omnibus (talk) 20:38, 10 April 2009 (UTC)


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hi, i am a published writer currently working on New York Guide for Korean readers. I'd like to use your photograph on 'Chinese cooks taking a break' and would like to get permission. if willing, pls let me know through email with your full name for photo credit.

thanks in advance, noa

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I saw from here that it's been exactly six years since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 15:25, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Articles for deletion nomination of Virginia – West Virginia rivalry[edit]

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Actually, the copyright status and source is very clearly stated on the image page. Omnibus (talk)

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Quibble about what a Founder is[edit]

Rather than revert a reversion, which I find does not lead to constructive colloquy, I will leave it be and simply invite your attention to a question raised on the University of Virginia talk page: Talk:University of Virginia#The only President to found an institution of higher learning? With best wishes, ElijahBosley (talk ☞) 16:47, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Desmond Hague[edit]

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In actuality, the article was completely sourced and neutral view. I'll come back later, but let me know if you find any positive citations about the subject in the meantime. No? Thanks for trying. Omnibus (talk) 16:54, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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for a good decision on what ought not to be included. ElijahBosley (talk ☞) 12:56, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

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Your repeated removal of an image on the UVA page[edit]

Hi Omnibus, when you first removed the image quite a while ago, you objected to its technical quality and mentioned you would replace it with a better one. That never happened. (Talk about good faith assumptions!) Instead, subsequently the two only other African-Americans on the page -- Boyd Tinsley and Julian Bond -- were also removed. This behavior certainly justified, especially in light of UVA's racist history, my suspicion that an editor's personal prejudices were driving such action. When I reinstated the photos of Tinsley, Bond and Dove, you proceeded to remove the photo of Dove with the president under a changing set of technical reasons, but never returned to your original announcement to replace it with a better quality image. This then, in today's hostile political climate especially against President Obama and together with your seemingly anti-Black photo eliminations, led me to the logical conclusion that there might be a rather sinister motive at play. I do not mind you replacing the image of Rita Dove and the president with a better one, if you can find one that's in the public domain. Until then I will continue to undo removals of the image. Fredv (talk) 06:45, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Fredv, I appreciate your talking with me on this page about the issue. Without the Dove image, there are only two post-1950 closeups on the page. Kathryn Thornton, the astronaut faculty member, and Boyd Tinsley. This is 50% African American representation and 50% female representation at a 10% African American and 55% female school, surely you are not offended by that? Also, Julian Bond is still on the page under "Prominent Faculty". I believe that we can add one to this list, and I will add Dove there soon (making 33% of the "Prominent Faculty" representation African American as well). Also, along the lines of Wikipedia: Assume Good Faith, that is a good document to start with as to why you shouldn't make assumptions about motives for other people, but especially that you shouldn't voice them. It often leads to a toxic environment where editors find it increasingly difficult to find common ground. I'll leave the Dove image as you have placed it for now before I edit the faculty box, just changing the size as appropriate. Thank you very much. Omnibus (talk) 13:42, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
EDIT: Looks like you have already found the appropriate sizing for now. Thanks! Omnibus (talk) 13:44, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Omnibus, sounds good. Someone had also removed Boyd Tinsley as well as the "Prominent Faculty" bar, both of which I then reinstated. Actually, "Prominent Faculty" would probably benefit from a renaming as "Prominent Former Faculty", or better yet, from a redesign. And if there's a bit more space, I'd suggest adding a photo of Larry Sabato. No doubt, Sabato and Dove are the most prominent and highly acclaimed current faculty members at UVA. (Representation here is not really a question of racial and gender percentages but more one of national and international visibility.) No matter -- thanks for leaving the Dove-Obama image in place. Fredv (talk) 11:04, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you for your helpful edit to NASDAQ! Could I twist your arm into citing your source, though? The article's already tagged for {{Refimprove}}. – voidxor (talk | contrib) 19:34, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Please note that wiki links cannot serve as citations, but thank you for going ahead and providing a proper citation. – voidxor (talk | contrib) 06:27, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

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