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Easter Rising[edit]

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No more[edit]

I had as much as I could bear on Talk:Free will Peter Damian (talk) 19:33, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

I know how you feel, time to try and get action I think ----Snowded TALK 22:56, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
The action needed is to address sources instead of behavior. Brews ohare (talk) 15:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
Well you in a minority of one in thinking that Brews. How many more editors have to chime in before you finally admit you might be wrong? Or is ANI and yet another ban the only route? --Snowded TALK 15:59, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
WP policy supports the purpose of the encyclopedia, which is to present what reputable sources have to say on various topics. Naturally such presentation involves some discussion of this content and how it should best be presented. Neither of these activities has recently been your focus. Brews ohare (talk) 17:12, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
And as you have been repeatedly told by many editors both on Philosophy pages and on Policy pages it does not support your personal synthesis of those sources. If you want to write essays on Philosophy please enrol in your local community college. ----Snowded TALK 17:17, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Biting the bullet[edit]

I have tried engaging with Brews again, to no avail. I have asked him the following question. If he disagrees, I would fully support a topic ban from the whole of philosophy. I think he means well, but he finds it difficult to work constructively with others, and there are basic issues with WP:COMPETENCE. His activity on the Free will article is immensely disruptive. Peter Damian (talk) 16:43, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Agree, little alternative. I'm en route Auckland to Marseille over the weekend so will have limited time. But I'm teaching for the next three days at the University there and its not demanding (complexity theory to MBAs) to will draft something if needed ----Snowded TALK 16:48, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
As you see, a topic ban now has my full support. He seems to have no interest in working constructively with others. It might be different if he had something useful to offer, but there are competence issues, as I said. Peter Damian (talk) 16:53, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
I've seen it. I really wish he would enrol in a community college and read Philosophy rather than attempt to have the discussions he craves here. I think he considers that the best way forward is to keep stringing together secondary sources and can't understand why the rest of us won't add to the lists. I'll draft something over the next few days unless we see evidence of sudden enlightenment ----Snowded TALK 16:57, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 06 May 2015[edit]

Comment invited[edit]

It would be useful to have your comment here. Someone is suggesting that philosophy is not controversial, it would be helpful for you to suggest otherwise! Peter Damian (talk) 19:54, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Peter Damian (talk) 07:13, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

See also my comment here. Peter Damian (talk) 07:13, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 13 May 2015[edit]


Congratulations on this by the way. Peter Damian (talk) 06:15, 16 May 2015 (UTC) It's been a few years coming, but a chance to use Philosophy in the public sector to make a difference ----Snowded TALK 06:18, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

The Signpost: 20 May 2015[edit]