User talk:Peter Gulutzan

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Climate change contributions[edit]

Thanks for your attempts to improve these articles. As you are finding out, making positive changes -- generally, getting the articles closer to WP:NPOV -- is time-consuming and can be very frustrating. Best wishes, Pete Tillman (talk) 14:25, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it can be frustrating. I notice on the hockey-stick-controversy talk page that you once suggested adding something and got some sniping re reliable sources etc. Now I'm complaining about a third-hand account re the NRC report that appeared in a newsletter, and seeing opposition. Nevertheless I didn't support you before (don't know the subject) and am not expecting you to support me (it's boring). I'll keep assuming good faith on most people's part and maybe someday something will click. Peter Gulutzan (talk) 23:46, 10 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi. I saw your comment about the revisions to DataStax while I was out of the country on vacation, then I promptly forgot about it. Sorry for the unintended neglect. I hope all has been resolved - if not, let me know and I will jump in. --Drm310 (talk) 16:39, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

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You want[edit] William M. Connolley (talk) 19:31, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

I can see that this is a hint about my change today to the Nigel Calder article. I didn't see how it affects what I said, though. Peter Gulutzan (talk) 19:45, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Raitt bio[edit]

Hi Peter. Yes, I am aware. I suggest you read the scathing AGC review, which incidentally does not reflect on Raitt at all, since she was not Minister of transport at the time, to see how you would characterise it. The "partisan" adjective serves well where it is. How else do you characterise a self-serving review? It cannot be characterised as independent, since the board paid for it. Wiki'll evaluate your fixes if you choose to make any. (talk) 19:33, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Banned User:IHaveAMastersDegrees anti-skeptic edits[edit]

Now that he's been banned, feel free to revert any of his that you find unhelpful.

He won't be missed. His protestations of innocence at his Talk page are entertaining. --Pete Tillman (talk) 17:53, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

I am glad that User:Darkness Shines took the trouble to propose investigation, although I see that the ban is due to puppetry, and would have preferred a ban due to what was in the edits. IHaveAMasterDegree's protests when I complained in December were irritating rather than entertaining, because a surprising number of decent editors somehow found merit on his/her/its edits. And yes I have felt free to remove the majority of those edits, but I've stopped now, so if you see something serious that I missed, please feel free yourself. Peter Gulutzan (talk) 22:21, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Actually I find that block very suspect, the supposed master last edited four years ago and had but one sock. The data on the master is stale. This is an alternate account, the guy says as much in his unblock request, but I doubt, very much, that IHaveAMastersDegree is a sock of Bearguardian, an account which had never edited any climate change related articles. Darkness Shines (talk) 22:55, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
But he certainly never rang true as a new user, either -- "butter wouldn't melt in his mouth". I try to avoid the disciplinary side as much as possible -- in fact I've been avoiding the CC area lately becaise it's such a pain to change anything, in the face of the True Believers.
And yes, thank you DS. You're two for two at Delingpole alone! Best, Pete Tillman (talk) 00:44, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Dear User: Peter Gulutzan: I am writing to let you know that the block on my account was a case of mistaken identity. My account has now been unblocked. I recently noticed that within a few hours of my account being blocked, you undid about forty of my edits, most of them with little or no explanation other than "Removed edit by blocked editor" or variations on that. I do not think that you have given a valid reason for your many reversions of my edits. Please show good faith by self-reverting those forty or so edits. If any of your changes have valid reasons, please state them on the various talk pages and we will discuss there and seek consensus. Thank you. IHaveAMastersDegree (talk) 16:50, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Dear Banned User:IHaveAMastersDegrees: I hope you've figured out that you will be blocked "for cause" instead of the (app mistaken) sock-puppetry business? Please read the Result concerning IHaveAMastersDegree. And avoid making more work for those who are actually trying to improve the encyclopedia, rather than score points, Go away. Pete Tillman (talk) 17:08, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Dear IHaveAMastersDegree: I will revert my reversions if the administrators decide that there was nothing wrong with the way that you edited, or that there was something wrong with the way that I edited. Or, for every individual case where my edit comment was the exact words "Removed edit by blocked editor", I will yield when any independent editor reverts my reversion. Naturally I regret that there was an administrative error, and assure you that I would have used more detailed edit comments than "Removed edit by blocked editor" if I had suspected otherwise. Peter Gulutzan (talk) 21:04, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Marc Morano[edit]

Please explain yourself on reverting my Marc Morano comment in the talk section. I only cited a source that is much more reputable than the other sources. It is a record of the US Senate. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jvaughters (talkcontribs) 15:03, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

I will conceded this revert but urge you to not revert the recent change. I agree that the one you reverted was not a great addition, but the new change is much more informative and removed a poor personal opinion from an author that was not supported by the reference.

I am only using your talk to discuss this article since you have failed to comment on the article talk page and feel free to remove this if you agree with the most recent changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jvaughters (talkcontribs) 15:55, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

BLPs Quoting Blog Posts By Dana Nuccitelli[edit]

You have been deleting a raft of citations, pointing at the BLP noticeboard: "BLPs Quoting Blog Posts By Dana Nuccitelli" section. I have not found this section or any discussion on the topic in a search of the archives. Can you point me to it? M.boli (talk) 12:52, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

@M.boli:: Peter Gulutzan (talk) 13:37, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
Righto! Thank you. M.boli (talk) 00:25, 16 May 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for reverting my edit, I erroneously thought the topic ban ended this month. I have notified the administrator who issued the ban in the first place at User talk:Sandstein. --Kaj Taj Mahal (talk) 15:36, 24 June 2014 (UTC)