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  • Archive I: July 2004 to September 2005. Nothing important happened in this one.
  • Archive II: October 2005. Nothing important happened in this one.
  • Archive III: November 2005. Nothing important happened in this one.
  • Archive IIII: December 2005. Nothing important happened in this one.
  • Archive V: January 2006. Nothing important happened in this one.
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  • Archive VVIIIIV: February 2007 to July 2007. Nothing important happened in this one.
  • Archive IIIVXXXLCCCCDM: August 2007 to August 2009. In this one I edited Łobżany.

Quelle chimère est-ce donc que l’homme?
Quelle nouveauté, quel monstre, quel chaos, quel sujet de contradiction, quel prodige!
Juge de toutes choses, imbécile de ver de terre, dépositaire du vrai, cloaque d'incertitude et d'erreur, gloire et rebut de l'univers.

―Blaise Pascal

Quelle vanité que la peinture qui attire l'admiration par la ressemblance des choses dont on n'admire point les originaux.

―Blaise Pascal

S'il se vante, je l'abaisse ;
s'il s'abaisse, je le vante,
et le contredits toujours,
jusqu'à ce qu'il comprenne,
qu'il est un monstre incompréhensible.

―Blaise Pascal


Thought your comments on Sartre were very good... should we try to adjust the article?Triistan (talk) 00:49, 21 September 2010 (UTC)


Hi Silence...enjoy reading some of your critical feedback. Was hoping I might be able to get some of your feedback and editorial assistance on Conservation Biology. Thanks!! Thompsma (talk) 05:34, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Wiki strategy[edit]

If you want to make sweeping changes the easy way...without confrontation...stress free ...then create a new article. This strategy has been done before and it does work. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 19:52, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Of course, you know this! I just read your user page. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 19:54, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
I began an extremely rough attempt at this at User:Silence/Introduction to evolution. However, clearly much more work is needed, and sadly my time is limited. My intention was to simply de-list Introduction to evolution for its current faults, then begin the radical revisions, and re-FA it once its new form gets approved. This would allow more experimentation and creative brainstorming, without leaving faults on an FA article which we have not decided on the best solution for yet. However, if you really think I should simply begin the massive changes now, I will attempt it... be careful what you wish for. :] -Silence (talk) 21:45, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Moral support for 'Introduction to Evolution'[edit]


I had reverted your deletion/edit in good faith but seeing your body of work and the arguments against the course of action I proposed, I reverted the undo myself.

I just wanted to give you my vote of support for the large and difficult task. All the best to you in this endeavour of yours.

AshLin (talk) 10:44, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Unable to edit[edit]

Can you tell me why I cant edit now after 4 days and 10 edits? I cant edit semi-protect pages, are you or an admin can help out? Is it cause of filter log? Vazgen4 (talk) 20:16, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

I made a request to allow editing in semi-protect pages, somebody told me of Tor Network? I dont use that, I use regular connections. So what is this filter log, is this why? Vazgen4 (talk) 20:43, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Akha image (technical)[edit]

Hey Silence, any idea why such a small image is 368 KB? It is a burden on those with slower connections. Rivertorch (talk) 18:49, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

When I cropped the image from File:Akha couple.JPG a while back, I saved it as a .png just as a caution against losing any quality. That explains the large size. Feel free to resave as .jpg, that will greatly reduce the file size. -Silence (talk) 20:57, 13 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi, thought you might like to know this is the new account of me, Flashflash; --ScythreTalkContribs 17:17, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Mystery move[edit]

You moved K2 (mountain) to K2. Why is that? --The High Fin Sperm Whale (talk) 00:29, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Pretty simple: There was no page for K2. K2 redirected to K2 (mountain). Which is the same as simply calling the page 'K2', but longer and more circuitous. Either K2 (mountain) needed to be moved to K2, or K2 (disambiguation) needed to be moved to K2; I opted with the former choice, both because it was closer to the existing situation and because K2 (the mountain) seemed to be the most important entry on the dab page anyway (second-tallest mountain on Earth > obscure Japanese noise music bands and Italian TV channels). Furthermore, there are multiple mountains called "K2" (see Mount K2), so the name "K2 (mountain)", if it warranted a page, would actually have to be a dab page itself! (Fortunately, we can cover this just fine in the existing dab page.) -Silence (talk) 00:42, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
But wouldn't it be better to move K2 to K2 (mountain) and move K2 (disambiguation) to K2, and then have a notice on K2 (mountain) that said,
This page is about the South Asian mountain. For the mountain in Alberta, see Mount K2.
I think K2 (mountain) is more specific and less confusing than K2. --The High Fin Sperm Whale (talk) 03:35, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
I am moving K2 back to K2 (mountain) (unless you have a good reason not to. If you do, write me a message.). --The High Fin Sperm Whale (talk) 18:50, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Now we have an even bigger problem! When I moved the page, I accidentally created separate pages for K2 and K2 (mountain). Both are identical, besides the name. --The High Fin Sperm Whale (talk) 19:07, 22 October 2009 (UTC)


You've hit the limit, please let other people deal with this ill-mannered person. Tim Vickers (talk) 19:22, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

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Edit warring on Talk:Human[edit]

Silence, this is getting old in a hurry. Either the page needs semi-protection or the IP range involved needs to be blocked. I requested the former an hour ago with no response yet. It seems like simple vandalism to me, but if you feel too involved to use your tools, could you maybe nudge a totally uninvolved admin? I'm going offline for a while very soon, and my watchlist is getting filled up with this junk. Rivertorch (talk) 11:20, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Its been dealt with. Tim Vickers (talk) 15:58, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Slowly but surely :) Rivertorch (talk) 19:33, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
But I speak too soon. They're baaaaaack. Rivertorch (talk) 19:34, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

I edited your page, just for the lolz, hope you like it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:52, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

I do, thank you very kindly. :) And my apologies to the above users I haven't responded to, I've been fighting off human flu for the past week. -Silence (talk) 17:29, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Chicken soup Rivertorch (talk)


Greetings and salutations! I'm a completely unintresting induvidial, even if i seem pseudo intellect and can spell really hard words i'm really 13 years old and spellchecked all the words in google. I wish to have a intellectual discussion with you because you seem very intellectual. (It sure is starting to get a lot of intellectual here.) But don't let me withhold you from improtant tasks such as rescuing fair maidens from trees and defeating promiscuous black knights

Loves and hugs, Benny The Boxer. (I'm not a real boxer, i just like to give a cool first impression on people)

p.s It would be cool if you popped my talkpage virginity. d.s --BennyTheBoxer (talk) 13:03, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Introduction to evolution[edit]

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Introduction to evolution[edit]

I guess you will notice in due course, but I thought I would alert you: your great changes to Introduction to evolution are being rolled back by some well intentioned editors. Johnuniq (talk) 06:31, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

SAIU Survey[edit]

Hey Silence, Can you take down the SAIU survey at User:Silence/Survey? Its purpose has been served and is long over, and I really don't like such personal information being publicly exposed on the internet for no purpose. Sincerely, Jared —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:12, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Lord Chaitanya knows everything that happens in all three phases (past, present, and future, of time. He knows that in the future some demoni people will serve Lord Advaita.

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They will refer to Lord Advaita by the name "Shri Krishna". In this way they will reject the words of the true Vaishnavas.

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These sinners will thus disobey the devotees who affirm that Advaita is "the greatest Vaishnava".

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Many persons will consider themselves the followers of Lord Advaita, but they will not have the power to see how in the future they will be punished.

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Lord Chaitanya, the crest jewel of they who know everything, knew all this. Therefore He did something to try to stop this from happening.

Text 127

By punishing His mother, Lord Chaitanya showed the result that comes from offending Lord Advaita or any other Vaishnava.

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No one can protect a person who has offended a Vaishnava.

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Therefore one should avoid persons who offend Vaishnava.

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One should avoid an offender, even if the offender is otherwise very qualified. A little association with an offender will make one fall down.

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Who has the power to understand why the Lord gives punishment? By punishing His mother, He taught everyone.

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Anyone who blasphemes they who use the word `Vaishnava" to address Lord Advaita will be punished. He will perish.

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Lord Chaitanya is theSupreme Personality of Godhead, the master of all. To be called His follower is very great praise.

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Without any intention to deceive, Lord Chaitanya openly said that Lord Nityananda is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself.

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By Lord Nityananda's mercy I know Lord Chaitanya. By Lord Nityananda's mercy I know the Vaishnavas.

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By Lord Nityananda's mercy offenses are destroyed. By Lord Nityananda's mercy one attains devotion to Lord Vishnu.

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Blasphemy directed to Lord Nityananda's servants never enters my mouth. Day and night I happily sing Lord Chaitanya's glories

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I carefully serve Lord Nityananda's devotees. Lord Chaitanya is the life and wealth of Lord Nityananda's servants.

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A person who has only a little good fortune will not become Lord Nityananda's servant, for Lord Nityananda's servant is able to see Lord Chaitanya.

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Anyone who hears this story of Lord Visvarupa becomes a servant of the limitless Supreme Personality of Godhead. He feels that Lord Nityananda is his very life.

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Lord Nityananda and Lord Visvarupa do not have different bodies. This Mother Saci knew. Some other great souls also knew.

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Glory to Lord Nityananda, who takes shelter of Lord Chaitanya! Glory, glory to Lord Nityananda, who is thousand-faced Ananta Sesha!

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O Lord Nityananda, O king of Gauda-desa, glory to You! Who can attain Lord Chaitanya without first attaining Your mercy?

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Anyone who loses Lord Nityananda will not be happy in this life.

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Will I some day see Lord Chaitanya, Lord Nityananda, and their associates all thogether in one place?

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Lord Chaitanya is my master. With great faith and hope I meditate on Him within my heart.

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I bow down before Lord Advaita's feet. I pray that he will always be dear to me and that He will always stay in my thoughts.

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The two moons Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Shri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the glories of Their feet. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:39, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Nontheism[edit]

See: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Nontheism.

Greetings, I see that you have chosen to conspicuously identify as a "Nontheistic Wikipedian" Me too! Currently there is a proposal to delete the article Nontheism or merge and redirect it to Atheism. Greg Bard (talk) 22:29, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Template:Close relationships[edit]

I agree with your comments re that template. Would you be willing to work with me to clean that template up, in accord with some of the other intelligent suggestions made there? -Stevertigo (w | t | e) 04:58, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Template:Roman myth (trade)2[edit]

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Food for thought humans[edit]

Hey ∅,

From the dearth of recent posts here, I assume you're busy. If you have a few minutes (or hours!) to spare, please take a look at this seemingly interminable discussion. Maybe you'll want to offer an opinion, maybe not, but I suspect you might have some insight into one or more policy-based strategies for sorting things out.

Rivertorch (talk) 06:08, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

P.S. My fears about the Akha picture apparently were unfounded. Aside from the occasional complaint (usually vaguely racist in nature), there has been no real contentiousness thus far. I live and learn.

In fairness, we were all mistaken about the reaction to the change. I was as pessimistic as anyone else about whether it would be an uphill battle to preserve the image. But sometimes taking a risk has surprising results. :) I'm guessing the lack of controversy is mainly due to the apathy of visitors and the debate-exhaustion of regulars. One could also interpret it as confirming my claim that Wikipedia users expect 'example' photographs (rather than all-encompassing symbols) on species pages. And third, although there are some minor problems I myself have always had with the image (no visible feet/shoes or human settlements), the image is pretty. :) Vibrant greens go a surprisingly long way. :p -Silence (talk) 23:22, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Completely new abortion proposal and mediation[edit]

In light of the seemingly endless disputes over their respective titles, a neutral mediator has crafted a proposal to rename the two major abortion articles (pro-life/anti-abortion movement, and pro-choice/abortion rights movement) to completely new names. The idea, which is located here, is currently open for opinions. As you have been a contributor in the past to at least one of the articles, your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

The hope is that, if a consensus can be reached on the article titles, the energy that has been spent debating the titles of the articles here and here can be better spent giving both articles some much needed improvement to their content. Please take some time to read the proposal and weigh in on the matter. Even if your opinion is simple indifference, that opinion would be valuable to have posted. HuskyHuskie (talk) 19:34, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Children's Museum backstage pass[edit]

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Abortion article titles[edit]

Well, sorry to tell you this, but you've missed the first party, which was really a bust, but if you're really interested, there's another one going on down the hall right now, and it's big enough that it actually is in two rooms. You're welcome to stop by, if you'd like. HuskyHuskie (talk) 04:11, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure how interested I am. 'Pro-life' is a hypothetical daughter article for 'Opposition to the legality of abortion,' since the two domains do not precisely overlap; but since nearly all content relevant to 'pro-life' can be covered in the parent, there's no need for the actual daughter. All that's need is to eliminate the factually inaccurate, misleading, and biased term 'Legalization,' which is clearly being mis-applied by someone who's over-analogizing its usage in contexts where something illegal is under debate. -Silence (talk) 07:35, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Wikipedians interested in music[edit]

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...for this: It was very interesting. Chrisrus (talk) 19:44, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

Your invitation to participate in a Wikimedia-approved survey in online behavior.[edit]

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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Silence,

My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the communityHERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
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Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your nameHERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.


Jonathan Obar --Jaobar ([[User talk:Jaobar|talk — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:31, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Sacra Via (band)[edit]

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Paul McCartney FAC[edit]

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You are awesome[edit]

Just for the sake of complimenting someone, you are awesome like the image. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:48, 2 August 2012 (UTC)


Similar interests - call on me. Not always there, but try. Happened to notice "Platonic Idealism" - difficult ed. Been there. Redheylin (talk) 08:30, 29 November 2012 (UTC)


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In (very) belated recognition of your patience in explaining why yours was the better argument at Human, you are hereby awarded this glittery trinket with the spooky-looking face in the middle. (I thought about giving you a Voyager plaque, but . . .) I hope you'll find the time and the will to contribute more to Wikipedia in the future. Rivertorch (talk) 22:01, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

My belief[edit]

I have learned for myself that secular humanism is not true, and is self-refuting. I believe in God and religion. Do you believe I'm an idiot in your eyes? Be honest, and answer me through this e-mail:

Thank you! (talk) 02:49, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

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Artificial general intelligence[edit]

I've closed your RM and moved the page; the article needs some work, though, to be coherent. I hate when technical terms have fuzzy definitions; it is so confusing. I hadn't even realized that "strong AI" meant something other than computationalism. Even now with this move, it is a bit confusing: does AGI mean human-like or human-level? Does it matter/does anyone care? I'm having trouble with some of the links to the new dab page, too; some articles use the term "Strong AI" in situations where it is hard to tell if it means computationalism, AGI(as in >= human-level), or both. Anyway, I would sure appreciate it if you could take a look at the article. Thanks, ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 19:06, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

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Friendly AI[edit]

This article has been shaping up nicely since its deletion nomination last April. The Transhumanist 00:23, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

One milestone passed?[edit]

Kurzweil forcasted a computer exceeding the physical capacity of the human brain by 2010. If I remember right, he estimated human calculations per second at 10 quadrillion (peta). The Tianhe-2 supercomputer clocks in at 33.86-petaflops, over 3 times the human estimate.

What ramifications for the TS and friendly AI does this and the apparent race for AI have? Is the TS ahead of schedule? The Transhumanist 00:23, 19 January 2015 (UTC)