User talk:Smk65536

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thank you for the link[edit]

I have been working quite a bit on the PROTECT IP page and appreciate the help. I think torrentfreak should count as a specialized news source and so should techdirt (and yes, I have seen the debunking on that page, just have not had time to work with it...) but we have an advocate for the bill (apparently) among the page editors and as I recall he rejects these as sources. Nonetheless, I had not seen this one and it probably links to something even he will have to accept. Elinruby (talk) 20:38, 9 November 2011 (UTC)


Not Ignoring You[edit]

Greetings, Just a quick note to say I am not ignoring you but rather I am traveling where places one can access both mobile phone and internet access are few and far between. I will try to get enough access time to reply within the next three days. Sorry for holding your editing efforts up. Morgan Leigh | Talk 00:04, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

No problems and thanks a lot for telling me that. Few people on the internet bother tell people that they are away nowdays. Smk65536 (talk) 16:10, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Derren Brown[edit]

I invite you to discuss your edit to Derren Brown on the talk page. "It's pseudo science and I don't like it" is not a reason for removing content. The fact is that it has been said of Brown a number of times, and Brown himself has responded to it. The content is cited and well suited to the article. It takes no position whatsoever on the validity of neuro-linguistic programming. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 22:29, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

"It's pseudo science and I don't like it" is of course, not a reason for removing content, pseudo-science is a valid topic to discuss and criticize, but it cannot be assumed correct in any article, which is : my point instead. The article DOES take a position on it's validity, "uses neuro-linguistic programming", in the past tense suggests that it is in fact a valid technique which can be used. Compare this to  : "uses witchcraft to conjure up the dead". If this topic comes up often, then the paragraph needs re-writing. 23:10, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey Smk65536. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 21:35, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

David Attenborough[edit]

Hi, I see you're wrestling with a section title on this article. I'm afraid that 'Irreligion' has pejorative overtones entirely inappropriate for Attenborough, if not for the encyclopedia. Something like 'Attitude to religion' might be somewhat better; we are not constrained to seeking a single-word section heading. All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:30, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

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read sources[edit]

Please take care to read sources before changing works like "Incarnation" to "birth". Blackburn and Holford-Strevens took care in their book, published by Oxford University Press, to point out it is impossible with surviving records to be sure if Dionysius Exiguus intended to commemorate the annunciation or the nativity of Jesus when he created Anno Domini. Jc3s5h (talk) 13:53, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Mythology etc[edit]

I'm very sorry to revert you, I know this kind of thing can be a bit of a shock, but I don't think there is any call to remove the bulk of the mythology, folklore and tribal storytelling about whales, especially when we want to have international coverage and the material is properly cited. Happy to discuss details, but in broad terms the article correctly has material of this kind (take a look at comparable articles to see the usual approach). All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:19, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Could you please discuss any further changes to this article on the talk page rather than making hasty changes which will very likely not be agreed by other editors? The time of the Old Testament is, for example, quite sufficient to indicate a span through much of recorded history back to documented instances. If you want to add "better examples", that's fine but find sources for them and discuss them first on the talk page. Thank you. Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:22, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely, I did not realize that you disagreed with my edits, I thought they were rather appropriate. I just think that basing events on religion is controversial, perhaps base them on years instead. Smk65536 (talk) 13:34, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh good. Nothing there is based on religion; the lead is based on the text in the body of the article, which quite rightly uses the sources available, which include the OT. The job of the lead is to reflect the body; if anything's wrong, it's the body that needs work, which nearly always means finding more sources and working back from there. The lead is the last thing to touch. Chiswick Chap (talk) 15:41, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

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