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Re: Question about lack of citation[edit]

Hi Fred, InUgly_American I did a edit of a description of what should actually be in The Ugly American as I discovered by doing a few more clicks on links. Am I missing something? Should I have a new job as a book reviewer and cite myself? :) Or should I have cited the book? Just curious.--Rcollman 19:12, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi.
The second paragraph started with "The authors state that one of the "good" characters is "ugly" looking to create a contrast with the "handsome" characters who were "bad". In the book, the authors' "good" characters used their skills and resources to make a positive change in the lives of villagers in Southeast Asia and the "bad" characters used their skills and resources for other purposes. ".
This needs a source. You should not introduce your own conclusions on Wikipedia, only established conclusion. As a contrast, this source says exactly the opposite of you.
Fred-Chess 22:55, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
 Hi Fred,

Nice quote and reference

"The term “ugly American” used to describe boorish people from the U.S. insensitive to those in other countries bothers fans of the 1958 novel The Ugly American whose title character was actually sensitive and thoughtful—he just looked ugly. The popularizers of this phrase hadn’t read the book and judged its message too quickly by its title." says the link.

This is hardly the opposite of what I said. I tried not to use use fancy english. I placed words in quotes to draw attention to the good:ugly bad:handsome counterpoints. The above reference leaves it up to the reader to supply the counterpoint to boorish. sensitive/thoughtful:ugly Boorish:_____ which would logically (to me) be "handsome" .

Could you suggest a different way of expressing this idea to readers who might come from different cultures and not share our point of view? That point of view would be that some people believe that there is such a thing as a good american.

Now that I read your quote again, I see that you are right, in that your words are the same as those of Paul Brians . I probably confused things up, or perhaps your paragraph could be written in a less confusing way. Maybe removing all quotation marks would help. / Fred-Chess 12:31, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I am a little overly sensitive in cross cultural evironments as to perceptions. The good and bad are a lot like beauty - its in the eye of the beholder. :) I am open to edit, it is hard to write a neutral paragraph about what is still a hot international political topic. As one of my best friends likes to say "The world is made up of just two kinds of people: people who don't know that they are jerks and those that do. " That thought keeps me humble. --Rcollman 18:58, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

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Annang picture response[edit]

Thanks for the tag on the picture I placed at Annang. I went back and cited it, then I contacted the possible copyright holder and got permission. I like the notion of copyright but feel that scanning in a section of a diagram or picture when proper credit is given is a permissible use.

Having received permission, I was sending the Wikipedia copyright page to the holder since it was the first time they had received such a request. Then I noticed Crown copyrights expires after 50 years from the first year of publication. It is 100 years in the US. So I assume that if the map comes from my personal copy of a book that was published in London in 1950 and again in 1967, Wikipedia really does not need one? Would that be your understanding?

Appreciate your experience. --Rcollman 19:33, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Excellent! If it was published before 1956 you should use {{PD-BritishGov}}, and it is public domain :D Thanks for looking in to that. You don't actually need permission for the image, but if you want to mention that you got it that is ok too :) - cohesion 05:50, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
I don't know if the African Institute is part of the Government or covered by the crown copyright laws. --Rcollman 13:48, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

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Thank you both for the explaination and elaboration. LOL about rules. So I tried a different license that was honest. I guess I could call it a work of art of my own. I am just trying to do the most conserative correct action. Thanks again--Rcollman 05:12, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

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Apache[edit]

Hi - FYI, another user has requested a "good article" review of the Apache article. The reviewer wants references and in line citations before he will continue the review. Although I am not a fan of the rating system and mentality, I will try and come up with some references for the material I originally entered. If you have time, it would be helpful if you would do the same for any material you added. Thanks. WBardwin 22:46, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Edmund Quincy (emigrant)[edit]

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It's usually a good idea to have a clear case made for his significance before you create the initial article. Also: his status as an emigrant would not make him notable. I would suggest using some notable distinguishing characteristic to set him off from other Edmund Quincys: (businessman); {linguist); (U.S. Army general); (female impersonator); (Indian agent); (clergyman); whatever. --Orange Mike | Talk 19:53, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. I am working on Edmund Quincy (Colonel), when I get done I will re-address his father. Edmund "the emigrant" was a wealthy man, who set his son up. Most of these Quincys turned into colonists who for what ever reason, supported independence. Oh how I wish he were an female impersonator. I will compose the page in notepad before I submit because I also hate ip submissions. I stumbled into this whole mess when I was doing a genealogy google and noticed one of my favorite people Dorothy Quincy Hancock Scott. There were at least two self promoting links on that page. And her father Edmund linked to the page I am now trying to split Edmund Quincy. Usually I am in the Southwest edits. Appreciate your work, glad you are doing it. --Rcollman (talk) 20:15, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

I would agree that the names are poorly chosen, no offence meant; they just don't convey the distinguishing characteristics of each. Look at the Josiah Quincy articles for an idea of how that was done, if necessary. I think they're important enough to keep, but there needs to be cleanup and more evidence to support their existence by Wikipedia standards. I'd also would have suggested adding that hangon template when you had the chance. I'd back you up on keeping them, but it'd take time for me to do research on them all myself. Let me know if you need help. Aepoutre (talk) 17:04, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I am not upset with a speedy delete, nor comments about the quality of my entries. I do enough collaborative editing outside of Wikipedia to know there are lots of perspectives. It sort of makes wikipedia more intersting. However, I have never thought of deleting a page. Well I guess somebody has to do it and that is a good speciality. Just don't hang one of those lazy elitist gang tatoos that say something like "This page needs to cite reference" at the top. One of my current pet peeves, they belong on the discussion page so anybody who cares will see it. (sort of a crooked big grin). There are only so many hours in the day and I WILL look at the great grand son Josiah for ideas. You may notice I did throw in lots of links. Best --Rcollman (talk) 22:44, 24 February 2008 (UTC)--Rcollman (talk) 22:44, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Comments for rcollman, brought over from the userpage[edit]

rcollman, I am answering you on the question you posted on a number of Native American page dicussion borders. I have been editing the Indian termination policy page along with a group from the University of North Carolina as a class project. You asked for a list of the 61 tribes terminated during the termination era, but there were actually 109 tribes total that were terminated. I know i'm a little unhelpful, but i have also not found a list such as that. My group and I tried desperately to find a list of terminated tribes to add to the Indian termination page but to no avail. We have searched many library sources that are at our disposal but have found nothing of that sort. If you do find a list of terminated tribes please feel free, even obligated, to add it to the Indian termination Policy, it would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Caroline, UNC Student--Cdhodges (talk) 05:00, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi Caroline, sorry for the delay, I have been busy with docs.moodle.org 's wiki :) Wouldn't you think BIA would have such a list. Looks like the Indian termination policy page was misspelled. I will make a further comment there. --Rcollman (talk) 14:01, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

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