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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For tirelessly working against transphobia and serious libel. Sceptre (talk) 07:55, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
Well thank you! I don't know about the tireless part though, I'm pretty tired right now! Sportfan5000 (talk) 08:19, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thanks for your contributions to WP:POV Railroad especially the new redirect page! Best, KeithbobTalk 03:08, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! Glad to be of help. Sportfan5000 (talk) 03:47, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Phil Robertson ''GQ'' interview controversy for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Phil Robertson ''GQ'' interview controversy is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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In Admiration[edit]

Thank you, I know the sources are out there but it was very hard digging through thousands of false positives. Sportfan5000 (talk) 10:55, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kansas House Bill 2453[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Pablo Casals[edit]

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A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Isn't chasing HW such fun... :) Scalhotrod - Just your average banjo playing, drag racing, cowboy... (talk) 02:02, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar is awarded to those that show a pattern of going the extra mile to be nice, without being asked. This barnstar was awarded about a week ago to you but due to a typo was sent to the wrong user. Sorry for the delay...and congratulations!!! Carriearchdale (talk) 21:16, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! This made my day. Sportfan5000 (talk) 23:31, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for the welcome![edit]

Looking forward to figuring this all out. It's a little overwhelming, so it's nice to know that people are around to help out! Agathafrye (talk) 00:32, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Just ask, most people here are polite and reasonable. With the Haring article, as well as any other, just look to adding WP:Reliable sources. Sportfan5000 (talk) 00:39, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Some advice[edit]

HI. You are pretty new on Wikipedia. I recognize that you have made boatloads of edits since you started here last fall. Nonetheless, the mistakes you have made at the Amen article are newbie mistakes.... I am still learning stuff all the time and have been active here for several years. Anyway, it is bad form to go to drama boards before you engage in discussions on the Talk page. Also, it doesn't appear that you have edited in articles related to health/medical stuff much. There is LOTS of crap out there and there are editors who want to come here and push it (real tinfoil hat stuff). Please think about that.. this is an encyclopedia that anyone can edit. As a result, over the years Wikipedia has developed some very clear policies and guidelines about how we handle health-related information. Some of the people who have interacted with you about Amen are the best editors in this whole place at keeping flaky health related content out of Wikipedia and at building up reliable health information. The relevant policies and guidelines are Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view#Fringe_theories_and_pseudoscience (policy), WP:FRINGE (guideline) and WP:MEDRS (guideline). I recommend you slow down a bit and understand how things work in Wikipedia before you start making accusations that other editors are working here in bad faith. This is unfortunately a common mistake that new editors make but there is no reason you have to continue down that road, which is going to lead to misery for you, and will probably lead you to burn out and leave. Please WP:AGF and slow down and learn how things work here before generating drama. Thanks, and good luck! Jytdog (talk) 11:39, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

about this comment: article Talk pages are not the pages to "bristle." (this is another newbie mistake). Also, if you choose to use a drama board, it is your responsibility to take time to learn and comply with the rules for using them. If you are too busy to read the instructions (which are posted in the blue box at the top of the page) please consider not using these boards. Finally, if you make a mistake and someone corrects it (as I did, by notifying the other editors that the BLPN had been posted, and yes chiding you for your mistake - it is a big deal to accuse other editors of violating policy - which is what you did!), just take it, learn (!) and move on. And hey maybe even apologize for your mistake! Please don't generate yet more drama that doesn't help improve the article. There is lots to learn but acknowledging that and being humble and learning instead of generating drama, will lead you down a road to a happier time here. Best regards. Really - good luck here. Jytdog (talk) 12:01, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 March 2014[edit]

Dr. Daniel Amen[edit]

Thanks for starting the discussion in the Biographies of Living Persons area! Cliffswallow-vaulting (talk) 20:00, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Re your note[edit]

I disagree with your interpretation of the situation. WP:OUTING and its enforcement via oversight applies to details about editors. Meanwhile, The Spokesman-Review appears to be a leading regional newspaper, whose editors would not be likely to get this kind of thing wrong, so unless you have reason to dispute the factual claims from that article, there's no real issue here. Whether a "famous alumni" section is appropriate for the school article is debatable, but as long as it's there, this individual ought to be listed there. Nyttend (talk) 14:10, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. I am bothered by this editor's deletion of my comment on his talk page and his insistence that the information was "outing" someone. Ncjon (talk) 16:55, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Using the days of the week, in addition to the dates[edit]

Dear sport, you ain't no genius so why do you delete factual information concerning the days of the week when a particular date falls on? The FACTUAL information may mean nothing to you, but to those who use Wikipedia as an on-line encyclopedia (for a source of information) may want to know this FACTUAL information. Wikipedia is for everyone to add factual information to (to help enhance, update, and to complete the articles) and it is not supposed to be the "pet project" of un-accountable un-selected editors to delete factual information at their own whim (for illegitimate reasons). The only information that you should delete is FALSE information. Please leave the factual information alone! Your actions in this particular case is only hurting Wikipedia. You should not be delating FACTUAL information just because you WRONGLY think that the information is of no value to you personally. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.4.75.166 (talk) 18:15, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

I believe consensus has long been, on Wikipedia, and mass media when reporting dates in the past, that the day of the week is not important to the understanding of the subject. If you wish to get feedback on the idea though, you might try Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers. Sportfan5000 (talk) 02:23, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Personal[edit]

The remainder of this entire exercise seems like a pointy exercise to demonstrate a dislike for Martin, and has every appearance of being an exercise in frustration. Sportfan5000 (talk) 00:08, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

I expect an apology for this. In ictu oculi (talk) 08:11, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
I've struck the comment. You're right, even if I feel the conversation is frustrating I should not lash out, I'm sorry. Sportfan5000 (talk) 02:24, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks very much[edit]

For alerting me to that post. He's at 3RR now at Semir Osmanagić. What's really odd is his accusation I deleted something at Isabel Gomez-Bassols which I didn't. Funny he accused me of a COI when he's created an article about someone he manages. Dougweller (talk) 05:44, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Belle Knox[edit]

I see you've now escalated to personal attacks. Drop the stick and move on. Lagrange613 16:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

If you feel the label of bully applies to you then that is your issue. My comment was a general one so inferring a personal attack is a reach. I firmly believe we've failed in the Belle Knox chapter, but I'm also quite sure the article will be back soon enough. Your efforts to direct my interest in that subject are noted, and coming here is demonstrating how you're the one beating a dead horse. Sportfan5000 (talk) 17:21, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
So you bite your thumb, but not at anyone in particular. That hasn't gotten any more convincing since Shakespeare's day. Do as you please, but know that actions have consequences. Lagrange613 17:28, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

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Blocked[edit]

Hi there. No boilerplate for you - you know the drill by now. Blocked as a  Confirmed sock of banned editor, Benjiboi (talk · contribs), per checkuser. I notice some things haven't changed either :/ - Alison 00:08, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

*Smacks forehead* You gotta be kidden me!?!--Mark Miller (talk) 05:39, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Can't say I'm surprised, Alison and Mark Miller, especially after the User:Insomesia account. I was pinged to this talk page before by an IP who was convinced that Sportfan5000 is a WP:Sockpuppet of Benjiboi or of someone else and wanted me to use my WP:Sockpuppetry detective skills to confirm the matter one way or the other; since that talk page commentary is not in this talk page's edit history, it must have been on the now deleted User talk:Sportfan5000/BLPlist. And then there was this matter at NeilN's talk page, where Lady Lotus felt that Sportfan5000 might be a WP:Sockpuppet of User:Pass a Method and I stated, "Sportfan5000's editing style is completely different than Pass a Method's editing style...generally anyway. Sure, if you look at Sportfan5000's earliest Wikipedia contribution, it's clear that Sportfan5000 was not completely new editing Wikipedia, but that's likely unrelated." StAnselm agreed with me that they are not one and the same, and XXSNUGGUMSXX was the first to assure Lady Lotus that we did not think she was accusing StAnselm of being a WP:Sockpuppet. These days, however, Pass a Method is surely out there WP:Sockpuppeting. Anyway, sigh. Benjiboi will be back; Benjiboi always comes back. And so does Pass a Method. Flyer22 (talk) 07:09, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

MSM blood donor controversy Intro[edit]

The intro is kind of misleading. The only country I can think of that banned gay males from donating blood is China (but they also banned gay females from donating blood as well). This is no longer the policy in China however. Furthermore, blood donation bans apply more to men who have sex with men than it does to gay people. (to give input, please see talk)--Prcc27 (talk) 07:41, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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