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What the heck is this gonna do? RoyBoy 05:03, 22 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Trust, but verify[edit]

Trust, but verify is old (but still solid) advice. Just a light-hearted link to a quirky little article. - 2/0 (cont.) 18:49, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks again, wow that was messed up. Did we just post to each other's talk pages in the same minute about different things? Freaky. - RoyBoy 18:54, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Looks like it. Certainly I got your notice by saving this page and got a laugh when I saw who was pinging me. Happy editing. - 2/0 (cont.) 19:05, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Abortion: "Art, literature and film"[edit]

Since going back in the history files I see that you were the one who created this section of the abortion article, I thought I'd make sure that you know (what you probably already know) that it was recently removed from the article. There was a discussion about it on the article's Talk page at "Anne Sexton/Don't be buffaloed." KatieHepPal (talk) 19:49, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Abortion[edit]

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Saipan Colonial Period Names[edit]

Dear RoyBoy, please consider:

The period when Saipan was controlled by the Spanish is called the Spanish colonial period. The period when Saipan was controlled by the Germans is called the German colonial period. The period when Saipan was controlled by the Japanese is called the Japanese colonial period.

but...

The period when Saipan was controlled by the US is NOT called the US colonial period.

Is uniformity of descriptions not a goal of Wikipedia? Is Wikipedia aiming at truth, or simply a mouthpiece for the colonial masters?

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.155.205.54 (talk) 05:35, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

You may have a point, but you made it very poorly by making a header in Saipan very long and argumentative. A heading in an encyclopedia shouldn't contain a question. Do you have any sources that call it "US colonialism", is there evidence that this was done against the will of the population? - RoyBoy 00:12, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Roy, I do have a point, and it's blindingly obvious! I tried to just change it so it was in line with the convention for the previous three periods, simply saying "US Colonial Period" but it got changed back, as for some reason the naming conventions magically changed the moment the first US boots hit the shores of Saipan. I would say unless you have a document showing that the people of Saipan invited the US in, then it's a colony regardless. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.155.205.54 (talk) 08:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

As a US "commonwealth" it's defined as "self-governing under a constitution of its adoption and whose right of self-government will not be unilaterally withdrawn by Congress". If it isn't a colony, then calling it colonialism sounds inaccurate and inflammatory. You need reliable sources to support a minority view, not an informal fallacy trying to shift the burden of evidence. - RoyBoy 01:34, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Abortion[edit]

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