User talk:Sovetus

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Edit warring at Wikipedia:Manual of style[edit]

Since you've left a 3RR warning for User:Edokter you must be familiar with our policy on edit warring. You are now at four reverts on Wikipedia:Manual of Style while nobody else has gone past the limit. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 13:02, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

I've only made two reverts. I also made the first edit, then a second edit, which was not a revert, as it had different content. Also, I had left the warning for a different user. Please go to the talk page of the page that is being edited to discuss your opinion on the changes, I'd like some more people to discuss it, as I believe that if consensus is againt me, then there will be a right for you to revert my edit. No, thank you. Sovetus (talk) 13:06, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
This this and this are unambiguously reverts. There is room for wikilawyering about this, but it restores content essentially similar in meaning to this, even though not identical, so you can take your pick: three reverts or four, certainly not two. However, I frankly couldn't care less about the number of reverts. It doesn't matter how many reverts you make, if you edit war you can be blocked. If I had known when I posted the above message that you yourself had posted a message about edit warring to another editor, then I would certainly have considered whether to warn you or simply block you : you don't need a message telling you that edit warring is unacceptable if you have already told someone else that you regard edit warring as unacceptable. JamesBWatson (talk) 19:12, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
All that is null and void as I haven't been banned. I didn't even bother to read it all. Just stop trying. Sovetus (talk) 04:47, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Identity change[edit]

Can you explain the difference between the original rule and your new version of the rule about how to refer to transgender people with pronouns at WP:MOS?? Please clarify by giving an example of someone who is a she according to the rule before you changed it but a he after the rule?? Georgia guy (talk) 13:07, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

The new rule ignore's people's personal choice of gender, unless they also changed their gender biologically and/or legally. So if I have an article, and proclaim I am now of the opposite gender, and call myself "Queen Awesome", it might have a section explaining my choice, but the name of the article, and pronouns would not be changed. I am confused as to why you need a specific example. Sovetus (talk) 13:11, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
You mean, a trans woman whose body hasn't yet been fixed with surgery should be treated like a cisgender man on Wikipedia according to the new rule?? Georgia guy (talk) 13:18, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
If you mean that a man decided to change to a woman, then yes, if that man has reproductive parts of a man, and is legally recognized as a man, Wikipedia should use male pronouns. However there it should be noted that the man identifies as a woman. If legally or biologically, the man does complete his wish of being like a woman, Wikipedia could then also change the article from saying he to she. It doesn't imply being disrespectful to transgender people, it's just using science and facts like a neutral, objective source is supposed to. Sovetus (talk) 13:29, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
Do you realize trans women are women trapped in men's bodies?? You're implying that they're not. You're implying that they actually were men before their bodies are changed with surgery. Georgia guy (talk) 13:31, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
That's not a scientific statement (trans women are women trapped in men's bodies) as it implies the existance of a soul beyond the body. If you're born with male reproductive parts, you're a man. Same as if you're born a human, you cannot be a dog just because you think like one. That's the definition of "man". If the definition was only based on what you think you are, then what do you call people with male reproductive parts regardless of what they think? Also, it would mean that the whole point of gender is void. If I could change to being called she tomorrow, without changing my body, what is the point of even using he or she? Sovetus (talk) 13:39, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
You mean, Christine Jorgensen is not a woman at all?? Georgia guy (talk) 13:42, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
She is a woman. She had the surgery.Sovetus (talk) 13:49, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
That isn't how it works. Please stop attempting to edit-war your personal beliefs into Wikipedia policy. Amitabho Chattopadhyay (talk) 05:12, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
That is how it works. My personal opinion is irrelevant. You seem to think yours is however relevant. Practice what you preach. Wikipedia policy had a flaw, so I did my duty in fixing it. What I found was that Wikipedia users also have the same flaw, so it remained a flaw. Oh well, I tried. Sovetus (talk) 04:50, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
By the way, this isn't Wikipedia policy. It's Wikipedia guidelines. And I would like to add that no one proved me wrong, they seem to have gotten angry and oppressed my logic. Sovetus (talk) 04:54, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Bradley Manning/October 2013 move request[edit]

Greetings. Because you participated in the August 2013 move request regarding this subject, you may be interested in participating in the current discussion. This notice is provided pursuant to Wikipedia:Canvassing#Appropriate notification. Cheers! bd2412 T 21:41, 4 October 2013 (UTC)