Note to Vandals
The nature of Wikipedia is, yes, you can vandalize my talk page, at least a few times. Don't worry, I won't take anything you say personally; since I am using semi-automated tools each reversion will take one click and perhaps as many as 2 seconds to remove, and I am old enough to not care at all what you say or think about me. It will also, alas, hasten your departure from Wikipedia as after a few warnings you will be blocked.
Instead, why not find an article and do something constructive with it?--SeaphotoTalk 01:13, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
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I do not like the fact that you are telling me that MY HISTORY, the history of the Maronites cannot be trusted by a page that is by the people who are associated to Maronites, and know them best. The Maronites are not ARABS, they are an Ethnoreligious group that have had struggles to maintain their identity over time. They have successfully resisted their invaders, and now when we have the sources to display this you tell me that because it is Syriac Studies, it doesn't count?
Who else is going to care about doing studies about this people, other than the people themselves, or the people with agendas to seperate the nations of Assyria from their rightful heritage? We already speak Syriac, what more do you want?
Who is the leader in black studies, white people?
You have no idea who the Maronites are, and are only notified by wikipedia whenever someone edits the page, I am trying to unify the people in the Levant, and you are being a douche.
Again, ever heard of Black Studies, Ukranian Studies, Women Studies, Jewish Studies, or Italian Studies?
If you have someone else doing the study for you it is ethnocentric at its base, bias at its core.
- Hello, I made the edit because, after viewing the site, I do not see any information that substantiates that is is a good, reliable source. I did a search on the group that runs it, and found little on the Internet to support it's notability. One of the pillars of Wikipedia is that the information we include is both verifiable and reliable. There is no way to evaluate the information on the anonymous website to see if it is indeed reliable. Just because a website exists does not automatically make it reliable.
- I have no bias one way or another on the subject, and would support any properly sourced edit you care to make. Are there established and published works that you can use? Any standard text on the history of Maronites? You can find out more about the kind of sources allowed on Wikipedia by view the page at WP:SOURCES.
- While I applaud your desire to unify your people, Wikipedia is not here to advocate a particular position, or to be a vehicle to push a point of view. We are building an encyclopedia, not providing a forum for advocacy. You can read more about that policy at WP:SOAPBOX.
- Lastly, there is no reason to assume I have any agenda other than trying to help craft the best, most reliable encyclopedia I can. Try to assume good faith on behalf of your fellow editors; a calm discussion will be far more likely to end in achieving a good consensus than a contentious one. Cordially, SeaphotoTalk 14:04, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!
|The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar|
|For your prolific efforts in fighting vandalism. Thanks for all you do! — MusikAnimal talk 17:30, 1 October 2014 (UTC)|
Corona del Mar High School
I quoted your comment regarding Corona del Mar High School on Dougweller's talk page: "I think the inclusion of these controversies right at the start of the article is not encyclopedic". A prickly editor misinterpreted a comment I made and now seeks to silence me by using an Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents, claiming a legal threat was made. Untrue. The editor misunderstood what constitutes a legal threat, which was not surprising because he/she also thought you can say a school has "serious social problems" without attacking it.18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:56, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
- It looks like we have two different issues. One is the lead of the article, which I still believe gives undue weight to the quoted incidents. The other is the legal threat. Wikipedia is very sensitive to legal matters, and as a matter of policy once someone even mentions the possibility of libel and grounds for legal action there will be a lot of editors calling for an immediate block, as you have seen. I would urge you to refrain from such language, and concentrate your efforts on building consensus in articles you edit.
- Here is the page addressing Wikipedia's policy on legal threats. I think you will find it will help you from inadvertently getting a block.
- I know it can be frustrating when you see something that you believe is unfair, and I sympathize with that, but Wikipedia is a project built on give and take. There is also a social element in that you are dealing with people, so often the best action is to state your case and then step back and give others to a chance to comment and consider your arguments. It's also good to remember that we are not engaged in a contest, so there is no winning or losing, just a process to build the best encyclopedia possible. Cordially, SeaphotoTalk 00:02, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Jonah David Mann
- I Googled the name and he is indeed published in that field, so it appears you are not being honest - see  SeaphotoTalk 02:46, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
Infobox photo discussion
Hi again. Happy New Year. Can you offer your opinion on which photo is better for the Infobox here? If you're not able to participate, just disregard this message; you don't have to message me. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 01:15, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
Vandalism and your Edits at Career Education Corporation site
Hello Seaphoto, Thank you for checking into my page. You asked me to leave you a message if I had any questions but I don't right now. I'm just cruising along, trying to get the facts into this school page. Since I'm pretty new to this, any suggestions you have would be appreciated. I did read the ones you left and thank you. The page was a disaster before I started cleaning things up a bit. :-) C. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
- That comment was from 2013 and concerned an edit to another page. Due to the nature of IP addresses it may not have been you it was directed to. SeaphotoTalk 04:23, 21 January 2015 (UTC)