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June 2014[edit]

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Brendan Halligan website[edit]

Added BH website link at end of post. Rgds, Celeste Nova 12:57, 27 June 2014 (UTC) Celeste-Nova — Preceding unsigned comment added by Celeste-Nova (talkcontribs)

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July 2014[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm LazyBastardGuy. I noticed that you made a comment on the page User talk: that didn't seem very civil, so it has been removed. Wikipedia needs people like you and me to collaborate, so it's one of our core principles to interact with one another in a polite and respectful manner. If you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. I left most of your comment but removed your personal attack. There is no need to resort to petty name-calling. LazyBastardGuy 18:31, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

It wasn't a personal attack, it was a vaguely humorous exhortation to stop being lazy and do some real work. Snappy (talk) 18:36, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
Not to give the impression that Wikipedia has no tolerance for humor, but "vaguely humorous exhortations" do not read across a text-based medium. Name-calling is a de facto personal attack. As a friendly suggestion, I recommend refraining from attempting it again, or you could wind up at WP:ANI. LazyBastardGuy 04:45, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, humour often does not come across. There is very little humour here, perhaps for the best. I will indeed refrain from even attempting it in future. Snappy (talk) 20:41, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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Richard Pine categories[edit]

Hi Snappy. I'm confused about the 'postcolonial' category for Richard Pine. Are you saying this category is only for writings not people, or were you referring to another category I'd added - or undone after you had removed it. Looking at the postcolonialism list there are quite a lot of individuals as well as themes under that heading. I'm encountering more differences between editors than when working on earlier articles several years ago, I was told by one editor that the Pine article 'needed' more categories. So thanks for correcting them but I think 'postcolonialism' should stay. or are you working through this category where it used 'incorrectly'in other articles? Regards Simon Baddeley (talk) 20:07, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Simon, I removed the Category:Works about colonialism because this is a category for writings, tv or films etc. If I'm wrong about this then do re-add it. I also removed the Category:Postcolonialism and add a sub-cat Category:Postcolonial literature, as I think this is a better fit. Once again, if you disagree, feel free to revert me. Snappy (talk) 21:35, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
That makes all the sense in the world, Snappy. Many thanks. Your courtesy is especially appreciated, even though that's just your normal behaviour. In connection with this particular article I was feeling a little battered, having been told by one editor to 'take your ball and go home' with the suggestion that 'you are way out of your depth', [[1]]. I'd raised an issue on this individual's talk page about the grey areas between primary, secondary and tertiary sources. He had already twice rejected the article on grounds of insufficient 'notability'. When another editor accepted the article, this editor I complained that I might have faked the evidence of a letter to Pine from Seamus Heaney. That's sorted now. Other editors gave me support. On the matter of courtesy on-line, I like the words of Jimmy Wales and Andrea Werkeler regarding keeping a civil cybertongue: 'Too frequently, we hear the argument that being online includes the right to be nasty - and that those who chose to participate on the Web should develop thicker skin. This gives transgressors an out for immoral behaviour." Simon Baddeley (talk) 08:12, 19 August 2014 (UTC)