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Grooves[edit]

Hey there! I've translated bits of the Swedish article about the grooves of Gotland and edited them into Grooves (archaeology). I'd appreciate it if you would take a look and maybe make improvements. Martin Rundkvist (talk) 17:52, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

fyi[edit]

User talk:Bazj#Astronomical calendars on Gotland Bazj (talk) 21:58, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I'm in awe at your restraint in dealing with the ramblings, threats and accusations thrown around by a certain editor. Bazj (talk) 22:02, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

February 2012[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Resource-based economy. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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Thanks for the reminder of page protection. That is probably the right solution here. --OpenFuture (talk) 18:56, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
The page protection is a next step. I hope this warning works as a cold shower and everybody will cool down and back off. Night of the Big Wind talk 20:02, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
It's just one crackpot IP that vandalizes the page. There is nothing to back off from, and everyone except the IP is cool already. --OpenFuture (talk) 20:10, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

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Edits to NEARA entry[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your interest in the NEARA entry. I am a current member of the board, lead field trips, plan and attend conferences, and therefore feel that the entry should more accurately represent what the organization actually does. It is no longer a "hotbed of diffusionism", although that remains an interest of some of its members. Most of us are simply interested in documenting sites and trying to preserve them until they can be professionally vetted.

In my edits, I tried to present a more accurate picture of what NEARA is today. Unless you have particular objections or knowledge I am unaware of, I would appreciate you letting my description of NEARA interests remain.

Thanks for your consideration. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Magicfiddle (talkcontribs) 15:33, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm happy to hear the nutcases are on the way out, amateur organisations like this can do a lot of good. Unfortunately, you will need a reliable third-party source to support this. I'll look at changing the statement of being a hotbed into something that is more clearly a statement from a certain date. It's still relevant as so many people try to use NEARA publications as reliable sources to prove that various stones are "Viking", etc. --OpenFuture (talk) 16:05, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

It would be quite reasonable to say that NEARA publications represent the opinions of its members, are not professionally peer reviewed and should not be cited as scientific evidence of the origin of a site. We are working hard to get scientists interested in studying these sites and unfortunately some of the sensationalist attention the sites get tends to scare them away. Magicfiddle (talk) 17:02, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable. --OpenFuture (talk) 17:18, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Mythbusters (season 2012)[edit]

I'd just like to say thanks for fixing the format...I was having a problem with it. DreamFieldArts 19:14, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

No problems! --OpenFuture (talk) 20:56, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

March 2012[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Resource-based economy. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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This is patently absurd. I am not edit warring, and I'm definitely not doing so over "the whole of Wikipedia". Your accusations have no base whatsoever, and your defense of a vandal is inexcusable. --OpenFuture (talk) 04:43, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

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This has nothing to do with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky[edit]

(though, if you read the article and talk page, you may be pleased with the result)

I noticed on your user page that you know Python. In my non-Wiki life, I am finishing up studies in GIS and trying to hunt down that elusive internship/employment. Since the Esri International Conference last July, I've been aware of Python as possibly the next thing coming up, along with ArcGIS 10.1, but my school does not teach a Python programming class. I've just spent two days at a regional conference at Esri headquarters in Redlands and several people working in GIS positions for various city and state offices say they are using it quite a bit. I am not a programmer and the thought of doing so is daunting, but how hard is Python to learn? Can you recommend any guides, schools or online classes? (Esri has a couple of intro classes on its site but I need to look over things there more carefully.) Thanks for your help. Jonyungk (talk) 22:44, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Python is a very easy language to learn, and a very good language to learn as first language. I just went through the official tutorial myself. Nowadays there are several books available online. All of them have their proponents and their problems. There is a list of beginning programmer tutorials here: http://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide/NonProgrammers --OpenFuture (talk) 04:11, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

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Zombie articles[edit]

Hi - You recently participated in a move proposal discussion regarding articles about zombies and zombie pop culture archived at Talk:Zombie. That proposal was not approved, and a new discussion is taking place at Talk:Zombie (fictional) that is narrower in scope, and concerns only whether the older Voodoo and newer Romero zombie pop culture should be included in the same article or whether it should be separated. These are articles that receive a lot of hits, and should probably get more input than just the two editors having the current discussion. I'm flagging all old move discussion participants regarding the new discussion, and your input would be appreciated. LaTeeDa (talk) 21:50, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you for removing the POV in the Post-scarcity article[edit]

A day ago I started to translate the english Post-scarcity article to portuguese, and as I translated I noticed there was some POV there, so I came back again to comment about it on the Talk page, and I saw you had already removed that POV. Thank you for being bold about it :) --Arthurfragoso (talk) 04:15, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

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I like that you first call me immature, then start going tit-for-tat like this is some sort of kindergarten. Oh the irony. --OpenFuture (talk) 21:57, 26 May 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

I'm sorry about the misunderstanding(s) we had. I apologize. Thank you for your good work on The Zeitgeist Movement, Technological unemployment and Resource-based economy. I'm looking forward to continuing to cooperate on improving future articles. Regards and best wishes, IjonTichyIjonTichy (talk) 02:49, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Apology accepted, and thank you for working on these articles. Although we will have to cut down on the massive amount of material you added to TZM, once this is done the article will be much better than it was before, and it's much easier to cut than to add. --OpenFuture (talk) 06:26, 1 June 2012 (UTC)
More than a month later, and weeks after we had any interaction, you retract your apology? That's very strange behavior. Excuse me for asking, but it's a serious question: Do you have bipolar disorder, or something other? --OpenFuture (talk) 06:47, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
I reviewed your comments and your edits since I posted the apology, and concluded that I made a mistake in apologizing to you. The mistake is entirely mine and I take full responsibility for it. A small subset of the specific reasons is as follows. It seems you are strongly hostile towards using our highly reliable and very extensive set of secondary and primary sources -- which combined, have been read or viewed by many tens of millions of people worldwide -- to develop the body of The Zeitgeist Movement. At the same time, it seems you are enthusiastic for using a small set of relatively obscure sources -- which combined have a vanishingly small readership, especially compared to the former set -- to build-up the criticism section of the article. You are definitely not the only one who did this, but as a result of this "work", the article is not much more than a bare-bones, skeletal coat-rack upon which hang the coats of the criticism, resulting in a criticism section which is almost as large as the rest of the article combined.
Among other data points to your dis-credit since I posted the apology, your sarcastic comment on the talk page of the article today is another point proving to me that I was right in deleting my apology. You wrote your sarcastic comment despite the fact that Tom harrison also wrote a sarcastic comment the day before and despite the fact I explained why his comment was sarcastic. (Your comment was more acerbic and sarcastic than Tom's, but the scope of your comment was much more narrow than Tom's, and you do deserve credit for appropriately limiting the scope of your comment.) It seems you may have been trying to out-do and one-up Tom (and me) in what seems like a childish effort to win an immature sarcasm contest and show that you have a longer and bigger certain-sexual-body-part than other editors.
And your question about bipolar disorder further convinced me I did the right thing in deleting my apology. Instead of doing some soul-searching and looking in the mirror for self-criticism and self-improvement, you rushed to blame another party - by inquiring about whether I have a mood disorder. Regards, IjonTichyIjonTichy (talk) 15:03, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
The reasons you give for retracting the apology are all completely incorrect, and have no basis in reality whatsoever.
Your insistence on tangentiality in the "See also" section despite us already having been over that, can either be met with me explaining it to you again, in the same words, or me explaining it to you by showing to you with an example how absurd your position is. Since I had already tried the former and that apparently didn't work, I decided to try the latter. If you call that sarcasm or not is irrelevant, sarcasm is not disallowed on Wikipedia.
Your answer do seem to rule out bipolar disorder as a problem source. --OpenFuture (talk) 16:02, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
I used the word 'almost identical' many times in my comments to prove an (almost)-equivalence between TZM's ideas and my suggested links. The one time that I dropped the 'almost identical' and instead used 'influenced by' (because I assumed I was dealing with an adult who would have the common sense, courtesy and decency to read my previous comments and refer to wording in my previous comments), you immediately capitalized on that opportunity and wrote your sarcastic, ridiculous, inane, over-the-top, not-even-witty example using the word 'influence' to ridicule and degrade my comments. (And no, I don't think Rousseau and TZM are (almost)-identical. But Rousseau influenced several revolutions in France, and his work, as well as the work of others before, during and after the French revolutions, [as well as the acts of the revolutions themselves] heavily influenced Marx and Kropotkin.)
Your comment has conveniently ignored the following facts, some (but not all) of which I have discussed and supported in my preceding comments. (I respect the fact you don't like it when editors repeat themselves, but I'm including some older material here only for the sake of completeness and continuity with my newer comments):
All of Brown's ideas, including but not limited to her essay 'Does work really work?' are almost identical to those of TZM. This is supported by at least one secondary source (the Globes article) and primary sources (sections of TZM podcasts and videos discussing work in TZM's proposed economy).
All the ideas of The Technocracy Movement (TTM) are almost identical to those of TZM.
All the ideas of Peter Kropotkin are almost identical to those of TZM, based on a careful reading of PK's books and papers, which are available freely on Wikisource and/or Anarchist websites, and comparing them to our secondary and primary sources (TZM podcasts, videos, newsletters, etc).
Carl Marx, Carl Sagan and John Lennon are mentioned directly in the New York Times (NYT) article on TZM: "... a utopian presentation of a money-free and computer-driven vision of the future, a wholesale reimagination of civilization, as if Karl Marx and Carl Sagan had hired John Lennon from his “Imagine” days to do no less than redesign the underlying structures of planetary life. In other words, a not entirely inappropriate response to the zeitgeist itself, ..."
This relationship between my links and TZM is not tangentiality. For Brown, TTM and PK the relationship is (almost) equivalence. For Marx, Sagan and Lennon this is based on a direct quote from what is widely considered to be one of the very best papers in the world, read daily by tens of millions of people globally.
Thus, the links I included in the 'See also' section satisfy all of the criteria listed in WP:See also:
(a) my suggested links are related to TZM,
(b) they are at least peripherally relevant to TZM,
(c) they reflect the links that would be present in a comprehensive article on TZM,
(d) they are limited to a reasonable number, and
(e) they enable readers to explore further (quoting from WP:See also: "The links in the "See also" section do not have to be directly related to the topic of the article, because one purpose of the "See also" links is to enable readers to explore topics that are only peripherally relevant.")
I suggest we resolve this issue as follows:
Please describe specifically, precisely and exactly (without any vagueness or ambiguity, please):
(1) which one(s) of the five specific criteria listed above [i.e, (a) through (e)] do my links, listed above, violate, and
(2) how, specifically, precisely and exactly, do they violate these criteria?
In order to resolve the editorial conflict, it is important that you please answer both questions for all the links I listed above (and please do not conveniently focus on only a single one of the links I listed above, or a subset of the links I listed, or on the issue of (almost)-equivalence, because it is not even remotely necessary to establish near-equivalence for inclusion in 'See also').
In the past (e.g. when you required some sort of proof that TZM officially is not using the term RBE anymore, or in your discussion of fatal flaws of our set of reliable secondary sources on the DRN, or in your edit summary calling all my links 'completely irrelevant' despite the strong evidence showing [at least some] relevancy), I found your explanations/ comments to be vague, insufficiently precise and insufficiently specific. This resulted in my having to interpret your comments to try to understand the bottom line of your comments, apparently without success, because when I responded to your comments, you informed me that my interpretations were incorrect, and further correspondence led me to become increasingly frustrated, and seemingly my comments have similarly made you increasingly more frustrated also.
Thus, in order to resolve this editorial conflict, it is critical that in all future comments, you (and I, and all editors, of course) try to be as specific, precise and exact as possible, to prevent frustration and wasting your, mine, and other editors' time. Thanks.
Suggested format (suggested template) of response:
* L. Susan Brown violates criteria (here, please use one or more of the letters (a) through (e)), because (please provide a specific, precise and exact explanation)
* TTM violates criteria (one or more of the letters (a) through (e)), because (explanation)
* Kropotkin violates criteria (...), because (...)
* Carl Marx violates criteria (...), because ...
* Carl Sagan violates criteria (...), because ...
* John Lennon violates criteria (...), because ...
Regards, IjonTichyIjonTichy (talk) 15:36, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Please respond on the talk page of TZM, where I have posted a slightly revised version on this comment. Regards, IjonTichyIjonTichy (talk) 17:34, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

The Zeitgeist Movement[edit]

Your comments on the DRN would be appreciated -- I revised the DRN to request discussion of only one specific dispute on the Lead section, and one specific dispute on the Criticism section. Thanks, IjonTichyIjonTichy (talk) 03:19, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your comment. You stated that the allegation of anti-semitism "should stay, it is also from a reliable source." Based on your logic, then the section on The Zeitgeist Movement should not have been removed from Technological unemployment, because it is based on reliable sources. IjonTichyIjonTichy (talk) 05:05, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
Your understanding of logic is flawed. --OpenFuture (talk) 05:08, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
Some comments:
"do not do a good job at explaining ideas and concepts in plain English" - I agree with this.
"what is the probability that all, or even most, of these highly reliable secondary sources did such a poor job in explaining TZM to their combined many millions of readers, so that these sources are essentially almost worthless to WP editors in developing the TZM article? That probability is nil." - Not at all. You miss a thing here. The probability that all these sources are unable to explain a difficult concept that they have had explained to them is indeed near to nil. But the problem may lie elsewhere than with the journalists. If the problem was with the journalists, then reasonably the primary sources should do a better job in these explanations. Their explanations might not be simple and well written, but they should explain, at least, right?
But, they don't. The websites videos and wrotings of Fresco and Joseph et al do not do do any better in explaining these things. And if they can't tell the journalists what they actually want, how will the journalists explain to their readers?
"These resources (esp. Huff Po, Palm Beach Po, Globes, and TheMarker) do a very good job explaining TZM concepts in plain English" - No they do not. I suspect the reason is very simple: Neither Fresco not Joesph nor any of their followers understand what they are talking about. They can't explain it, because there is nothing to explain. Their ideas are not new, it's just old recycled ideas that already has been proven to not work, but with a new name. But can I say this in the article? No, because I'd need a reliable source. And for a reliable source to say that, it needs to know exactly what TZM/TVP are actually proposing, outside of buzzwords, fluff, utopism and nice vibrations. But they don't say. Because they don't know.
Now, this is not the forum to discuss RBE/TVP/TZM. If you want to, we can do that, and I can explain all this more closely some other place. Email, a discussion forum, whatever. You choose. --OpenFuture (talk) 22:14, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
"Neither Fresco not Joesph nor any of their followers understand what they are talking about. They can't explain it, because there is nothing to explain."
First you say the concepts are difficult; then you say there is nothing to explain.
The 3 documentaries have been watched by a combined several tens of millions of viewers.
TZM and TVP websites, tens of hours of TZM video lectures and Z-day seminars, have been viewed, combined, millions of times.
NYT, Huff Po, Palm B Po, RT TV, TheMarker TV, TheMarker, Globes, VC Reporter have, combined, tens of millions of readers and viewers.
They all, without exception, do very good job in explaining TZM concepts.
"Their ideas are not new, it's just old recycled ideas that already has been proven to not work, but with a new name." Could you be more specific please. Where and when exactly have they been proven to not work?
Regards, IjonTichyIjonTichy (talk) 15:42, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
I have already told you that Wikipedia is the wrong forum for this type of discussion. But as usual you didn't listen. I've suggested discussion forums/bulletins boards or email. If none of those are acceptable to you, then please suggest one yourself. But I will not try to educate you about economics on Wikipedia talk pages. --OpenFuture (talk) 15:58, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
How about Wikipedia email? If WP email does not work for you, which discussion forums/ boards work for you? Are you referring to something along the lines of Wikipedia:Village pump (miscellaneous)? [I'd personally prefer the latter over email, but if you prefer email over the WP Village Pump, that's OK too.] Or are you talking about off-WP entirely? IjonTichyIjonTichy (talk) 21:28, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, when I said that Wikipedia was the wrong forum, I meant that Wikipedia was the wrong forum. Wikipedia-mail though is just ordinary email, so that works well. Or we can pick a discussion forum. I just googled for "economic discussion forum" and found this: http://www.econpoint.com/forum.php That could work as well. --OpenFuture (talk) 01:09, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

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Dispute Resolution IRC office hours.[edit]

Hello there. As you expressed interest in hearing updates to my research in the dispute resolution survey that was done a few months ago, I just wanted to let you know that I am hosting an IRC office hours session this coming Saturday, 28th July at 19:00 UTC (approximately 12 hours from now). This will be located in the #wikimedia-office connect IRC channel - if you have not participated in an IRC discussion before you can connect to IRC here.

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Edits[edit]

Hi. I noticed you reverted my edits. Why? Are they that biased? How can I change them to be more neutral? --Wouter Drucker (talk) 17:05, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Yes, they are that biased. You are stating controversial (and in fact sometimes directly false) claims as they are facts, you can't do that.
For example:
"Money is created out of thin air through loans." - You can't just state this, not because it's factually incorrect (which it is) but because you need a reliable source that claims this. For a general fundamental statement about economics like this, a reliable source would be a textbook on monetary economics. You will not find any textbook on economics supporting this claim. What you can do is to say "The Zeitgeist Movement claims money is created out of thin air through loans", and add a source to where they claim this. This allows you to ignore the fact that it's utter nonsense (you can't create money through loans, lending requires the money that you lend to exist before you lend them). It doesn't matter that is completely incorrect, when you say "The Zeitgeist Movement claims" you no longer make a claim about that statement, you just claim that TZM says so. And that's OK, if you have a source where they claim it.
"Interest is charged on those loans, that doesn't exist in the pool of money, which means there is more outstanding debt than there is money to pay for it." - I get sad when I read this kind of nonsense. But again, if you prefix this with "They also claim" or something, and source it, it's fine, although I suspect it would en up being tagged with [clarification needed] or [vague] because it doesn't really make much sense. What pool of money? Why would there be more outstanding debt than there "is money" just because you have interest? Most people with loads are perfectly capable of paying their interest, but this sentence seems to claim that this isn't possible.
"This lends itself to more debt being created to cover it." - I wish somebody could teach TZM people basic maths.
So, in short: You need to support every claim you make with a reliable source. The Zeitgeist Movement is not a reliable source on economics. Therefore you can't just repeat their nonsense without qualifying it with that it's their nonsense, and not a generally accepted view.
I hope that helped. --OpenFuture (talk) 17:42, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Ok, tnx. This is all derived from the US federal reserve which a number of years ago has produced a document called 'Modern money mechanics' http://www.rayservers.com/images/ModernMoneyMechanics.pdf I will just make the same quotes from it that Zeitgeist Moving Forward makes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gTQRJkwnmE. I would strongly urge you to watch this.

1.The purpose of this booklet is to describe the basic process of money creation in a "fractional reserve" banking system

2.Finally, it must maintain legally required reserves, in the form of vault cash and/or balances at its Federal Reserve Bank, equal to a prescribed percentage of its deposits.

3.Under current regulations, the reserve requirement against most transaction accounts is 10 percent

4.Of course, they do not really pay out loans from the money they receive as deposits. If they did this, no additional money would be created. What they do when they make loans is to accept promissory notes in exchange for credits to the borrowers' transaction accounts.--Wouter Drucker (talk) 18:25, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

http://www.dallasfed.org/assets/documents/educate/everyday/money.pdf 5.Banks actually create money when they lend it. Here’s how it works: Most of a bank’s loans are made to its own customers and are deposited in their checking accounts. Because the loan becomes a new deposit, just like a paycheck does, the bank . . . holds a small percentage of that new amount in reserve and again lends the remainder to someone else, repeating the money-creation process many times.

--Wouter Drucker (talk) 18:58, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Debt exceeds total money supply http://www.nationalreview.com/exchequer/246159/our-debt-more-all-money-world

Money supply October 2011: 9.6 trillion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_supply

US national Debt 2012: 56 trillion http://www.usdebtclock.org/--Wouter Drucker (talk) 19:26, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

You have completely misunderstood that booklet, and the other information you have. I'm not here to teach you monetary economics or debate with you. I'm prepared to do my best (which will probably not be very good) to explain this to you, but Wikipedia, even my talk page, is not the correct place to do that. Better places to do that could be a forum like http://www.econpoint.com/forum.php, or even simply email. --OpenFuture (talk) 19:51, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Some other sources (google has 23 million) http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/mar/20/jamesrobertsonmoneyfromthi http://usawatchdog.com/bernanke-admits-printing-1-3-trillion-out-of-thin-air/ http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/business/economy/19fed.html

I agree creating money out of thin air is not the main problem. It is this combined with interest rate, which results in greater debt, more printing: a pyramid scheme. The only way this can end is in default or hyper inflation. Off course you are free to add your own opinion to this. Can I at least go edit the page?--Wouter Drucker (talk) 20:20, 30 July 2012 (UTC) wouterdrucker@gmail.com send me an email explaining how I am wrong.--Wouter Drucker (talk) 20:28, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Or it can end in not printing and no hyperinflation. Yes, you can edit the page, if the things you add are neutral and reliably sourced, as per above. This means you can not state any of your opinions as facts. --OpenFuture (talk) 20:45, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

August 2012[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Turkey Mountain (Oklahoma)‎. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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You are edit warring for a recent merge to the article. Note that editors are expected to discuss changes and reach consensus before re-inserting. Please self revert. IRWolfie- (talk) 10:03, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
I did discuss it, you have not taken to heart the feedback and the explanations of why you are incorrect. You claim for example in the deletion review that the Delete conclusion means we have to delete all mentions in the corresponding article. That is simply incorrect, it is not what it means at all, and this has been pointed out in the discussion several times already. You also claim in a comment after my comment that the inscriptions were only mentioned in the merge, this is also factually incorrect and that has also been mentioned, even in the comment to which you replied. You can't just ignore all explanations and arguments, revert and then claim that *others* are edit warring. --OpenFuture (talk) 10:15, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
The mentions are only in the article because they were inserted during an improper NAC. Re-inserting bold changes to an article without consensus is edit warring. IRWolfie- (talk) 10:20, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Why do you keep claiming this when you know it's not true? --OpenFuture (talk) 18:00, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Viber[edit]

Please check the links/content in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viber . The Page seems more like an advertising page rather than informational . Utlguy (talk) 08:39, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

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David Nordfors[edit]

Apologies - I hadn't realised you'd been very good and put the tag on the Talk page yourself. I'll delete the article now. Whouk (talk) 14:15, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

I see. Thanks! --OpenFuture (talk) 14:16, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

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This is to notify you that I have requested a dispute resolution after you turned this into a personal matter.--dnordfors (talk) 15:38, 20 September 2012 (UTC) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#Innovation_Journalism

OpenFuture: If you could post a comment at that DRN case, it would be appreciated. Thanks. --Noleander (talk) 17:40, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
Done. --OpenFuture (talk) 18:34, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

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