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Ezzelino III da Romano[edit]

hey! Thanks for your post on Ezzelino da Romano. You were probably referring to me as "the one who is not confortable with English". Of course, I'm of Italian tongue... Why don't you edit it and improve the language? Let me know. Attilios 22:09, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Mafia remark[edit]

I don't know why you're talking to me about the Mafia page - if I've done anything to it it would only be minor proofing edits, I've certainly not added any content to it. I have concentrated on Mafia articles that clearly needed cleaning up, and I have only used reputable sources to do so. If you don't like what's in the Mafia page then do something about it, it's nothing to do with me. C i d 14:39, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Federalist Party[edit]

Steven- You might notice that the Democratic-Republican party was, during its existence, referred to as the Republican Party. You might also notice that I didn't change the link (which was to Democratic-Republican Party (United States), not to the modern Republican Party.) You also do not need a history degree to be a bit polite when leaving a message on a user page. Regards, Paul 20:09, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Please note that I redirected an article you started, Graduated income tax, to Progressive tax, which is an already extant article that covers virtually the same topic. I did not do this for any personal reason or for retaliation, so please do not take it that way. Paul 20:16, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Distinction between Fair Tax & National Sales Tax[edit]

Report from FairTax Talk... Thanks for pointing that out.

It should be noted that the National sales tax should not redirect to the FairTax as the "FairTax" is just one very specific proposal created by a specific group of people and is only a type of National sales tax. Stevenmitchell 09:30, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
I agree. It should be a disambiguation page. I'll try to find a description and look to see if we have any other National sales tax plans on wikipedia. Morphh 13:08, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
For the moment, I've redirected this to the Sales tax page as it was more appropriate. This page discusses a National sales tax more generically and includes information about the FairTax in the last paragraph. Morphh 18:42, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


Censorship[edit]

I'm just curious, I was surprised to the the United States listed as one of the example countries which does not allow the publication of websites that promote certain views. Am I reading this wrong, or is there more information I need so I can understand this? Jfiling 23:36, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

re: 5,000th Edit[edit]

I am not sure I know what you mean. I have many more than 5,000 edits (which only mildly interests me because I'm not an edits whore, and I have no aspirations to be an admin). Why do you say that Wikipedia says I only have 500 since March 6? (I actually have 500 since June 27 at the moment)--Esprit15d 13:00, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Primerica Financial Services[edit]

The edits to the Primerica Financial Services article were intended to fix errors and inaccuracies in the history of Primerica. The previous versions of the article focused mainly on Travelers history, not Primerica's.

If you have insight into Primerica illegalities, please feel free to edit the article.Primerica 18:45, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Please do not enter in my page with empty leftist rhetoric[edit]

I live in a warring country, you do not. I risk my life by mere being in my homeland, you do not. I am in touch with Islam on a daily basis, you are not. Judge (and speak) only when you know all the facts and not out of politically-correct (and factually wrong) stereotypes. They will remain stereotypes and they will remain wrong no matter how many times they are repeated and no matter who repeats them. Because the truth is objective. Please read the Quran and the Hadithes first and do not waste my time. Though I am a staunch atheist and believe that all religions should be marginalized, I can say for sure that "Eye for an Eye" rule is not a violation of Golden Rule in any way. Golden Rule in its Jewish interpretation states: "do not do unto others things you do not want to be done unto you". It is a proactive rule, whilst Eye for an Eye is a reactive rule. When the harm is done it should be punished. Golden Rule is not an excuse for absense of punishment for a crime that already has been done. If you can't see this simplest difference, that shouldn't be my problem. And the least thing I want is to discuss this stuff with Western leftists. It has caused me enough distress for the last 6 years and I am not in a mood to continue this, especially after the latest f***ing war. Wanted to cancel my talk page to avoid these cases of forced discussion but the system fires it back every time. So please refrain from this in the future. --Aleverde 18:58, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

ooops[edit]

Sorry, It was a mistake and I have cleared the warning message. Thank you for letting me know. SFriendly.gif --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ Walkie-talkie 09:22, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

University[edit]

Hi, Please see my reply to your post on the Talk:Takshashila University page. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 20:56, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

university of wollongong in dubai[edit]

u left a comment on my talk page asking why i live in UAE. I am not in UAE by choice.. I'm sorta stuck here with no where else to go. ironically enough, the locals here do whatever they please and tell the expats "if you don't like it, then leave" Shakespeare Monkey 09:31, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear that you are stuck there with no place to go. What do you mean by "the locals here do whatever they please"? Stevenmitchell 13:33, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

University?[edit]

Hi Steve, I've replied to your post on the Takshashila University Talk page. To be honest, (as I say there), I'm not even sure why that page exists, since everything there already appears on the Taxila page. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 21:39, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

I have changed the name of the page to Takshashila centre of learning. As I say on the talk page there, the evidence that it was not a university was overwhelming. Regards, Fowler&fowler«Talk» 22:17, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Question[edit]

in the Apollo article, you added these words to the description of the oracle at Delos: "and was provided by a priestess". unfortunately, i can't parse what you might have meant by this, and the addition makes no grammatical sense. could you please clarify that addition? thanks in advance. Whateley23 03:15, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Eric Rosenfeld[edit]

Sorry, I can see you are a decent editor. Finish it off first- I reccomend writing articles in a personal sandbox in future, so that something like this doesn't happen again. J Milburn 19:30, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Erm, seeing as you didn't finish it off, I have tagged it for deletion. J Milburn 01:08, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Next time please do not delete something while I am working on it... I got the following message when I went to save it:

User Wknight94 (talk) deleted this article after you started editing it, with a reason of:

Stevenmitchell 02:22, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

As J Milburn said above, that article was sitting in a non-article state for over 24 hours. If you're going to leave them for that long, you should use a sandbox area (like my User:Wknight94/Stuff In Progress page). If you'd like the content that was deleted, let me know and I'll restore it to your user area. —Wknight94 (talk) 02:43, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Bernardsville, New Jersey[edit]

A reminder, when adding notables, put them in alphabetical order (unless some other order is indicated), add a capsule bio and (most importantly) provide a source to demonstrate a connection between the notable and the community. See the Bernardsville, New Jersey for an example. Alansohn 01:29, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Re SEMATECH[edit]

You have been replied here. -- ehudshapira 17:46, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Uniroyal[edit]

Please do not remove content from Wikipedia, as you did to Uniroyal. It is considered vandalism. If you think an article should be deleted, please use deletion process, in stead of blanking the page. Od Mishehu 05:24, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Mishehu, you should clarify words describing my actions... I merely removed the REDIRECTION link to Uniroyal since the company you were pointing United States Rubber Company to has been extinct for 40 years. It was my intention to add a new entry for Uniroyal that listed current information as the posting for U.S. Rubber doesn't include current information of the last 30 years or so, such as the company's ownership by Michelin... But, hey, you may think that give or take 40 years is up-to-date. I just thought it was highly misleading information and deserved its own separate entry that would incorporate the history of US Rubber since its origins pertain to your REDIRECTION, but not its evolution since that time... I still believe it deserves it own entry... Regards, Steve Stevenmitchell 21:27, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Removing a redirection (rather than replacing it with an article or a disambig page) is still vandalism. Once you have an article to put there, you can replace the redirect with it. Od Mishehu 09:03, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia New York Meet-Up[edit]

Howdy! Please come to the First Annual New York Wikipedian Central Park Picnic. R.S.V.P. @ Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC
--David Shankbone 18:24, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Mycenaean Greece[edit]

Pls watch out for vandalism in this article post your edits. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.92.66.28 (talk) 15:56, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Germany Invitation[edit]

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Hello, Stevenmitchell! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Germany and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.


--Zeitgespenst (talk) 23:10, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Utopian opportunity cost[edit]

Hello-Could you please explain your edits in this regard further on the talk page, so that we can work it out there rather than having a revert war? Thanks. Cretog8 (talk) 02:58, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Notability of Caxton Associates, LLC[edit]

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August 2008[edit]

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Wikipedia is not for personal opinions[edit]

Please don't edit pages to add personal opinions, as you did on speed limit.[1] Novasource (talk) 15:26, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Bill Walsh[edit]

Hi. Thanks for the question, but please, next time, try to be a little less accusatory in your remarks. Regarding your question, if you check out the Bill Walsh (American football coach) page, you'll see that he was never a choch for the Kansas City Chiefs. While the other Bill Walsh, was a center for the Steelers and then became an offensive line coach for the Chiefs between 1960-1974, meaning he was on the coaching staff for Super Bowl IV. Please see here. Thanks and let me know if you have any questions. --Masonpatriot 01:27, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:180px-Margaret Hale00.jpg)[edit]

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Jules Verne's novls[edit]

Hi, Stevenmitchell. Regarding you recent edits of JV's novels Carpathian Castle, Claudius Bombarnac, etc. The novels which are already in say, [[Category:1876 novels]] should not be placed in [[Category:1876 novels]]. This is a standard WP policy, please refer to Wikipedia:Categorization and subcategories for more details.Henry Merrivale (talk) 22:19, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

The second sentence in Wikipedia:Categorization and subcategories goes: ... articles belonging to such a subcategory should not be placed in the parent category also.

[[Category:1876 novels]] is a subcategory of [[Category:1870s novels]]. Thus, any article categorized in [[Category:1876 novels]] should not be included in the parent category, to wit in [[Category:1870s novels]].Henry Merrivale (talk) 01:03, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Commons[edit]

You may wish to check your talk page and watchlist there.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 06:16, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Tracy Pollan[edit]

Thoroughly constructive? This is just false information. Garion96 (talk) 21:25, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

List of generations[edit]

Hi. Is it just the "wars" part of that statement, or is your request about the whole sentence? Tnx. E_dog95' Hi ' 02:45, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Delafield (disambiguation)[edit]

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  • Hi, E Sanchez. I would put a reply on your User Page but it is total chaos and way to difficult to find an orderly place to post my reply. I created the disambiguation page because there isn't one, so I was creating a redirect, which you annoyingly and erroneously deleted - literally within 10-15 seconds of my posting it - so I can't even finish what I am doing. Please Sanchez, go find somewhere else to be incompetent - certainly do no interfere with something right while I am doing it. How I am I suppose to finish it. Get a grip, grow up and do something else... Stevenmitchell (talk) 22:38, 5 February 2009 (UTC) P.S. If it sounds as if I am annoyed - you are right - I am... It's like having mice underneath your bare feet while you are trying to walk through a vegetable garden... Stevenmitchell (talk) 22:38, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
I believe it is quite easy to reply on my user page. There's a cool little tab up there that says "New section". As for the deletion of Delafield (disambiguation), I believe it is unnecessary. The page Delafield is already a disambiguation page. Having the suffix (disambiguation) after the name is not necessary. For the record, I am not an administrator, and I cannot, nor did I, delete the page.
Perhaps I did act too quickly, but that is no reason to call me incompetent. Read up on WP:ATTACK and WP:CIVIL. I did what I was supposed to do. The deleting admin knows when you created the page, and how fast I acted towards nominating it for deletion. (S)he could've said, "hold on, let's give it a few seconds". But, I believe (s)he deleted it on the spot because yet another disambig. page would be unnecessary. Thank you. ←Signed:→Mr. E. Sánchez Get to know me! / Talk to me!←at≈:→ 23:14, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Sikh Empire[edit]

can you explain why have you put citations on the Sikh Empire page. Based on what knowledge. With respect, do you have any knowledge if Sikh history. Kindly enlighten on this, thanks. Wjkk20 9 February 2009 (UTC)

  • I put a notice that citations are needed, because there aren't any for most of the article. So I put a request for citations that would corroborate the historical assertions in the article. I did not add information to the article. It is a normal Wikipedia request that if you assert information is true (or has some merit of truth), then it needs to have some kind of corroboration from some other source than your own brain. I put up those citation notices to request that the information have some kind of secondary or primary source information backing it up... Stevenmitchell (talk) 05:36, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Getty Images[edit]

Do me a favor, and indicate why you're reverting people's changes next time. Mintrick (talk) 06:35, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Mintrick, sorry. I was reverting the edits that had replaced the section on Getty Images copyright enforcement issues which appeared to be well-researched and well-cited, and had been replaced with a generic statement that by any appearance looked to be a public relations statement posted by Getty Images themselves. Stevenmitchell (talk) 06:50, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Shakespeare Authorship[edit]

Welcome to the Shakespeare talk page. There are one or two editors (I am one) who have long defended the Authorship issue as worthy of discussion. Unfortunately, the page (and article) are controlled by the old guard, who regularly insult, discredit, attack and bully anyone with an open mind on the subject. The subject used to have a longer section, but it was cut down to the bare mention that exists today (and only that was "allowed" to stay, in order to avoid a firefight during FA). I hope they don't scare you off, as it gets very lonely in the wilderness...Thanks again. Smatprt (talk) 16:28, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Cupertino[edit]

I noticed those edits, too. 195.22.28.18 was blocked effective March 27 until Jan 26, 2010.—Kww(talk) 14:20, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for that, and thanks for pointing out the block, Kww. I just submitted a checkuser request without realizing that the IP had been blocked. I'll withdraw it now. Rwiggum (Talk/Contrib) 16:22, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Sweden[edit]

Your edit to Sweden was POV and unsourced. It still is unsourced, as the article you linked to does in no way say that the Wallenbergs dominate the country's economy, just that they're leading industrialists (which they are). Furthermore the lead is supposed to be a summary of the article - what you wrote into the lead, is not found in the article at all. The good faith part is called "politeness". It is policy on Wikipedia to assume good faith. It is also policy not to comment on the person, but on the contents - see Wikipedia:No personal attacks. If you want to debate the issue, please do so on the article talk page. -Duribald (talk) 19:43, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

RE: Thanks for the Plagiarism on Starting the American Hospital Association Article[edit]

What are you talking about? Can you point me to the section of the AHA website which has the same text I wrote verbatim? It is Fair Use to take the text of another website and re-word in your own words, add color, other points, etc. as long as you are not stealing their content wholesale. I looked at thier website and can't even find matching text. If you are going to accuse people of stealing you need a bit more than vague accusations. Jasenlee (talk) 03:13, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Jason, I would gladly point out where that occurred but my comments were posted on February 4th in reference to an article that no longer exists. Apparently, the article was deleted and rebuilt by a Wikipedia administrator to its current status, later on February 14th, so the original article I am referring to is no longer available. However, if I thought it was plagiarized at the time, I probably still do, as it was an observation I had made at the time, but can no longer review my observation since the original data is not available. But it seems that on the Discussion page I was pretty explicit about what the problem was. I am sorry that you believe otherwise but I suggested that the article needed to be reviewed for plagiarism and it seems that someone concurred with that observation. Stevenmitchell (talk) 12:01, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Don't be a Jerk[edit]

If you want to make constructive edits then do so. But don't leave silly, sarcastic messages on my talk page. Read Don't be a dick.--Adam in MO Talk 00:52, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Also it would also be nice if you made some sense..."as the companies you have left in the list are for the most part inconsequential now, as they were at the time"... They are inconsequential now, and were at the time, also ???? Check this out Doublethink, maybe it will help. Cheers :)--Adam in MO Talk 01:00, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Yes, Adam. Now I can see what that the problem is... First of all, the contrast you make does not qualify as Doublethink. If you can, you may want to check your application of logic. And two, I made the comment because you rendered the article quite useless... You may have thought you were contributing something when you made the edit, but simply showing up for the game doesn't contribute a touchdown... Your actions on the article were counterproductive to put it politely... Stevenmitchell (talk) 04:09, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
I replied on my talk page.--Adam in MO Talk 06:45, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

A jerk indeed![edit]

"Apparently, this user is still around using the above IP address, 195.22.28.18, as they just made contributions about a week ago using that account."

It is a public computer, don't you think? If you don't know then don't act like a whiner. But it is, and many other people like me use it, or used it until someone decided to play smart. What kind of twisted person goes whining on the Administrators about someone that might or might not have gone around their stupid rules? And in case you want to block this other computer too, I warn you that it is also a public one. 194.65.1.231 (talk) 17:30, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

  • I have no idea who the user is above, other than an advisement I did a while ago about the use of the IP address to conduct malicious editing, seems to have ignited their anger. No one whined in the post, I even said I didn't care. I didn't block anyone, nor do I want to. However, the agony of this user's apparent pain prompted me to post a reply. Stevenmitchell (talk) 00:12, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Eratosthenes[edit]

Wikipedia:Dead external links#Repairing. http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://traianus.rediris.es/topo01/surveying.pdf. --Gwern (contribs) 18:16 6 June 2009 (GMT)

Largest counties of the united states[edit]

Please don't blank pages. Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 23:00, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

  • I wasn't blanking a page - I was deleting a Redirect that should not have been assigned a redirect to begin with... Stevenmitchell (talk) 23:04, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
    • It's always been a redirect, and you blanked it. The page was white. There was nothing there. I know when there's a blank page. How long I've actively contributed here has nothing to do with the page being blank. And besides that, it's got wrong caps, so it wouldn't stand as an article, anyway. Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 23:33, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Someone who claims to know Wikipedia knows that blank pages are of no use. Since you refuse to allow a redirect to stand, I've put a db-empty tag on the page which you repeatedly blank. Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 23:34, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Your personal comments about me have no bearing on this situation. I have no idea why you feel the need to attack me, when it's you who are causing the problem here. If you can't be bothered to fix the article now, why not wait until it's ready to be fixed, instead of disrupting the page by repeatedly blanking it? I may not have been editing here as long as you, but I sure know what WP:AGF, WP:NPA and WP:CIVIL mean. Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 23:42, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Etiquette alert[edit]

See Wikipedia:Wikiquette_alerts#User:Stevenmitchell. Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 23:46, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Lauren Conrad Comment[edit]

Do you really think that [2] was an appropriate addition to Talk:Lauren Conrad? As you know, article talk pages should be used discuss changes related to the article, not as a forum about the subject. Thanks.—C45207 | Talk 04:00, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

  • I am responding here, as you noted on your Userpages that you prefer a reply where you originally posted the comment... The previous comment that I was responding to was a rant about all of the personal data that was (as the previous writer noted) probably unnecessary to the article. I simply made a comment about her vacuous appearance in the photo accompanying the article. In and of itself, the article on Lauren Conrad probably should not be included in an encyclopedia to begin with, since being one of 4,500 actors/regulars currently on television during a given day, hardly qualifies one as notable. My comment, while a simple jest, was also disparaging the tabloid nature of Wikipedia and some of the contributions that have been made. To my knowledge, the purpose of an encyclopedia is not to create a blog entry for a personage that would otherwise only receive any public coverage in the National Enquirer or Teen Magazine... If an article should be deleted for triviality, where would you post the comment other than on the Talkpage? Stevenmitchell (talk) 13:11, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Ah, If you think that the article should be deleted, you could propose that it be deleted (if you think that the deletion will be uncontroversial) or start an discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. Though, it appears that this has happened 5 times already ([3]) with the result being to keep the article. If you have reasons that weren't discussed, then another discussion is warranted. Thanks for taking the time to get back to me, and thanks for keepning the discussion all in one place.—C45207 | Talk 14:59, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

List of unusual deaths[edit]

Yeah, im glad someone can see this. unfortunately, i dont feel like fighting a sysiphean struggle with editors that are passionate about their article. i am extremely new to the collaborative process here, and how to get attention given to an article without making it personal. im just watching the article to see how it goes. thanks for noticing. I am watching all the articles with "unusual" in the name, most are really stretching WP article definition. i like rational criteria for inclusion in an article, and i think thats whats expected here as well. Mercurywoodrose (talk) 04:09, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Feel free to nominate for deletion. --JeffJ (talk) 04:15, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

PD-US[edit]

US Government sources are in the public domain and can be used in Wikipedia -- see [4] DGG (talk) 15:47, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Ogier (law firm)[edit]

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Network Appliance[edit]

I'd like to remove the advert tag. Which claims in particular read like a direct advertisement to you? --Stepheng3 (talk) 17:23, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Sparta[edit]

I removed the tag you placed on Olympia Snowe a couple of months ago because I think the article Sparti (municipality) answers your doubts. Sparti can legitimately claim to be "Sparta" as that is the name that Sparta had in the dialect of ancient Greek that became modern Greek. If you still don't trust the source please let me know on my talk page. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 00:19, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Note[edit]

Thank you for caring re: my loss. We go on, because it's all we can ever do, y'know? DS (talk) 12:25, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and re: that article that you were going to thank me for helping with -- you're welcome. DS (talk) 12:26, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Calling me a Vandal?[edit]

Dude! What in the world are you talking about? Have you confused me with someone else? In any case, you might want to read WP:ATTACK before you come after me again. Cmichael (talk) 19:12, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Ptolemy Article[edit]

Good call. Thanks for being a dick about it. Cheers. --Chris Brennan (talk) 10:32, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

  • That's a bit harsh, don't you think? I am not calling you names... What I was saying was that as a professional astrologer with a "degree" in it, when you rewrite an informational piece of an article, shouldn't you have done a fair amount of research first. Since the issue we are talking about is so basic to the author and text we are discussing (and on another level obvious to those who have had even rudimentary exposure to Latin or Greek history or language - Quadri=four in Latin; Tetra=four in Greek) I was able to infer that you had a limited research exposure to the (Tetrabiblos) text - apparently aware of only one document, on which there are thousands... And were apparently unaware of its name usage of the last 1,000 years or so... So be it... Stevenmitchell (talk) 02:12, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Plagiarism?[edit]

I believe you reverted an edit I made in error. You don't quote facts. You quote things that people actually said. In the case of a press release, if you cite facts, you don't need to use quotation marks. For example, if a newspaper says OJ Simpson was arrested for murder, Wikipedia can say OJ Simpson was arrest for murder without using quotation marks and that is not plagiarism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ajhendel (talkcontribs) 04:24, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm jumping in here to contradict you, Ajhendel. If you use the exact wording the source does, you must use quotation marks. LadyofShalott 16:21, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Wikiquette alert[edit]

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I have replied at User talk:Kaldari#Should We Call You the Admin of Destruction.3F. Kaldari (talk) 21:10, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

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Language[edit]

Hi; which language do you intend by "sp"? -- Avi (talk) 22:29, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Explain you edits[edit]

This edit of yours, replacing with no explanation whatever, where I removed your many unexplained requests for citation -- while giving my reason in detail, is not acceptable.[5][6] If you challenge a specific statement left by dozens of other editors, have the courtesy to explain your reasoning. Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (talk) 04:43, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

  • It's pretty simple. Each of those statements are opinions which require a citation. I would think that you are familiar with the necessity of providing citations for uncommonly cited "facts" in Wikipedia. Each of my requests for citations applied to very specific "one-sentence" information that was cited and are clearly not the work of "dozens of authors" but by either 3 separate authors or one single author.
  • In fact, I had just read the week before about the Gutenberg Bible being printed on "parchment" not vellum, which directly contradicts that statement. Aside from that, the specific sentence I am referring to for the one citation says that 1/4 of the 180 copies of the Gutenberg Bible were on vellum. That is an extremely specific statement that requires a citation. Another is "all Sifrei Torahs are printed on Klaf." A third request for citation was honored by another editor (thank god for them). To my knowledge (and I am sure I can direct you to Wikipedia rules that specify it), Wikipedia is not meant to be a repository for "editors" to invent "facts". If you cite a fact, you need to support it. Each of the requests for citations (3) are about very specific information that is 1) not readily available 2) certainly not common knowledge.
  • As it is not customary in Wikipedia to explain requests for citations of opinions or controversial facts [citation needed], I did not post an explanation for what seemed obvious. But I see that you have a habit of removing requests for citations on that specific article and removed other editors requests as well ('human skins were used for vellum'). Why would you remove a citation request for such an obviously controversial statement. As a self-described "professional editor" I would think that your first requirement for esoteric facts would be a request for some research to support them... Stevenmitchell (talk) 10:55, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Update[edit]

Please see here. Thank you. --Moni3 (talk) 16:47, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

"Why is this IP address NOT blocked?"[edit]

Hi Steven, with regard to User talk:113.52.100.153, they only get blocked if they get reported, and you can only report them if they've been warned. I think in general complaining otherwise on the user's Talk page is probably ineffective, whereas warning them does at least get the process started. I do agree that it is very frustrating to see users getting away with stuff like this but one has to work with the system and that means warning and reporting. I have now warned that user (well twice actually: I hope that's legitimate). Hope this helps, best wishes DBaK (talk) 08:32, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Hi DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered, thanks for your advice and help. Best Regards Stevenmitchell (talk) 23:38, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
Hello Steven and thank you very much for the message - you're very welcome. I know it's hardly a significant result (yet) but I note that the IP address hasn't vandalized anything else since then. I think it depends a lot on the individual but sometimes a warning really does help. I also have an unproven and highly unscientific belief that the {{whois|whatever}} tag can help too, by reminding people that they are maybe a touch less anonymous than they might have thought. I wish I could prove this is effective but it's just a kind of article of faith for me really! :) Cheers, DBaK (talk) 07:49, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Gray Loeffler LLC[edit]

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June 2010[edit]

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  • I did not vandalize you - I posted a serious question... Stevenmitchell (talk) 06:28, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
    • And when I went to post a response on your page (since you are the one who initiated this contact to begin with), then you prevented me (with an edit conflict) from posting a response to your page... How does that work? Are you the representative of an authoritarian police unit of some sort? Stevenmitchell (talk) 06:28, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
  • == Regarding Blocking Me Without Further Warning ==

How is it that you personally have the authority to block me without further warning? You may have the technical wherewithal to do that, however, that certainly does not give you the right or the authority... You proposed to delete an article which is BY ANY STANDARD on Wikipedia within the guidelines for article creation and perpetuation, and because you are apparently not intelligent enough to read and process what you read, you have the ability to unconditionally block me without any outside consultation? I don't think so... Unless we are living in Authorian Regime (and you may be - who knows, but I am not), I believe that blocking someone from Wikipedia requires input from more than one person (regardless of authoritarian that Wikipedia admin may feel or believe they are).

  • I will explain the article very simply so you can hopefully grasp its content... I posted an article of a lobbying firm formed with some of the most powerful politicians and political support personnel and you have proposed (within seconds of my posting the article) to delete the article... Now to me, that means one of two things: either you have a political agenda to suppress information (which behavior does not belong on Wikipedia) or you are unable to process what was written (in which case you should probably not be an admin)... Stevenmitchell (talk) 06:28, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

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PTC as censorship group?[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Parents_Television_Council#Censorship_advocacy_group.3F

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Citation tags at Cascajal Block‎[edit]

I really think you should have fixed this rather than just added fact tags. One of your fact tags was broken by the way, you finger slipped and you hit a ] instead of a } (something I've done). One of your tags was for something with a citation at the end of the paragraph, another was a quote which was very easy to find, the other I simply fixed by a copy and paste from the section on this at Olmec. A bit ironic in light of the section just above. Dougweller (talk) 20:42, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Hi Doug. Had I had the time to do those fixes or known that the quote was on the Olmec page ahead of time or had the time to read Olmec page to realize that, I probably would have actually done that... It's amazing to me that you could read my mind and actually knew what my intention was when I did that typo. That is a phenomenal skill that you really need to take public. As for your reference to an irony "in light of the section just above," I have absolutely no clue what you are referring to. If you are referring to the "Unreferenced BLP" article/comment above, I did the article's start but never made an addition. Anyway, criticisms such as yours, along with the repeatedly misidentified assumptions they entail, are thoughtless, erroneous and counterproductive.

Stevenmitchell (talk) 18:42, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank You Steve[edit]

The billionaire Koch brothers, "Tea Party Puppetmasters" extraordinaire, having paid $100's of Millions in EPA fines over the last 20 years, duping Tea Party Groupies is not a game that they play for fun, they play for keeps. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=10

My thanks too Wikipedia® User:Stevenmitchell for protecting the "Truth".Have a Better Day. UBUIBIOK (talk) 12:01, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

On personal attacks[edit]

Re: Your Vandalism on Adam Hochfelder Article

+ Thanks for your vandalism on the Adam C. Hochfelder article. I am not sure what triggered the synaptic attack but you literally removed several references & all of the descriptions accompanying the references, leading someone else to post a

template. This is not the first time this has happened on Wikipedia from your "supposed" efforts, so I am not sure what possesses you to undo what someone else has properly done. But thanks for destroying the article. You are exceptionally talented... Stevenmitchell (talk) 17:22, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

This comment is unacceptable. You have not understood why Ttonyb1 has "removed several references and descriptions" in this edit: the reason, as is evident from his next edit to that page, is to run the reflinks tool, which is supposed to take any bare URLs in an article and generate full semantic citations from them using the {{citation}} template. Apparently on this occasion Reflinks has malfunctioned: I have now corrected that.

Along with this cryptic note, which I eventually ascertained as referring to this rant on my intellectual capacity, I would strongly advise you to reconsider your attitude. Repeatedly barking at other editors for perceived errors which are either simply mistakes or not errors in the first place is liable to get you blocked from editing. Indeed, if I see anything like the comment you left to Ttonyb1 again I'll block you myself. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward: not at work) - talk 17:59, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Hank Aaron[edit]

The significance of that uniform number-changing business, posted by somebody or other on that page, is that the number 44 seemed to have some significance to Aaron's career, at least to the superstitious (and I assure you, baseball is rife with superstition). Ol' Number 44 hit 44 home runs in 4 different seasons, and furthermore, his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth's record, was hit off the Dodgers' Al Downing, who also happened to be wearing number 44. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 11:02, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Bugs, thanks for explaining that. If you can explain that on Aaron's page it would make that more succinct for others that wouldn't discern the superstition immediately, either. Regards. Stevenmitchell (talk) 20:33, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

I would need to find a citation for it, which could be tricky. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:36, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Or you could simply explain it. I don't think that a citation is especially necessary for something like that. I would think people would be happy to just have an explanation, since it's not really a controversial fact, per se. Stevenmitchell (talk) 21:46, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
  • I was just going to say: Aaron hit 44 on 4 different occasions [7] and I saw someplace that he created a foundation called "44 Forever", so it's clear that 44 is significant to him, though I doubt it was when he selected it. It just worked out well. I think I can report the facts in such a way that it won't sound too much like OR. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:48, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

OK, I made some changes. Have at it. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 23:56, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

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Reply would be appreciated[edit]

Hi, I notice that you have edited a fair amount since I posted my talkback above. I'd appreciate it if you could explain to me your concerns because I am at a total loss regarding which article(s) you may be referring to. Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 11:59, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm not going away - please can you respond. You seemed to be sure that I had done something incorrectly and it is totally unreasonable to declare such without a decent explanation or even a reference to the relevant article. How is anyone supposed to progress if you leave arcane comments? Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 16:16, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
Nothing yet? I'm going to have to assume that you got your chastisement of me wrong and are too impolite even to apologise. - Sitush (talk) 15:30, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
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My Reply[edit]

Please don't make the assumption you alluded to on my talk page. You appear to be rather confrontational and I would rather not deal with that at the moment. That is why I have not responded. It was a simple matter - so please just let it go. Stevenmitchell (talk) 16:09, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

It was a simple question: if you let me know what article you think I messed up then I can learn. If you don't then your msg was pointless. I do not understadn why you have been reluctant to assist. - Sitush (talk) 16:11, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
  • because I am working on something that requires intelligence, not distraction nor confrontation...Stevenmitchell (talk) 17:07, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
OK. This is stupid, You seem now to be inferring that I am unintelligent (as you are not). Wrong, very wrong. I can see that you are doing a fair few edits across a wide range of subjects each day, so there is no obvious reason why you could not spare the time to clarify - it is not as if you were that involved in your "intelligent" project that you were unable to do numerous copyedits, small fixes etc all over the project. I'm starting to think that you were wrong and are too impolite to apologise. I've been through your edits around the time that you posted your first message here to me and can see no edits by you on articles with which I was involved. Your original comment therefore appears to have no basis: neither you, nor anyone else that I can see, altered any edits of mine regarding external links around that time. I must therefore assume that your conduct since merely proves my suggestion that you have since realised you were incorrect. We all make mistakes but a decent. honourable person will admit to them. - Sitush (talk) 17:28, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Again one more time. By intelligence, I was not referring to you nor your activities.I was referring to my own activities entirely. I do not have time since I am in the process of working on something which has nothing to do with you. If I thought I was wrong I would gladly apologize but as I am sure that I am in this case not, I have not apologized. However, I don't have time to reconstruct my activities or yours as to the original reference. Apparently, you are too aggressive and essentially nasty for me to reply or take out a period of time from the work I am doing on a theory to worry about your personal insecurities... Again, I did not make a mistake, I simply do not have time to bother with you...Stevenmitchell (talk) 19:28, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
This is a cop-out at worst and both inconsiderate + failing in the collaborative spirit of WP at best. You know, I know it. - Sitush (talk) 19:37, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

re Augustine of Hippo and Anthropology[edit]

Regarding anthropology and soul. You certainly do not know much about philosophical reflection on man, where anthropology does not mean just a research of human skulls etc., but philosophical reflection on the nature of human being cf. Philosophical anthropology. Regarding Augustine himself, I must have taken from the Philosophical anthropology or W.E. Mann, Inner-Life Ethics, in: The Augustinian Tradition. Philosophical Traditions. Berkeley-Los Angeles-London: University of California Press. 1999. pp. 141–142. ISBN 0-520-20999-0.  Unknown parameter |other= ignored (|others= suggested) (help) I will check the issue for more references and write you back.

NB. If you by chance represent a materialistic view of human nature, it would be kind, and indeed quite natural for a neutral stand, if you acknowledged that there has been a couple of millennium long tradition of European academic thought distinguishing such an element as human soul in our being.--Quodvultdeus (talk) 22:43, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

2010 Flash crash[edit]

I'm curious as to why you've marked the statement with a 'what' and with an edit comment that it is speculative. It is speculative since it is a theory, however the speculation is on the part of reliable sources rather than wikipedia editors. The wording looks clear enough. Could you explain your tag (on the article talk page)? Thanks. --rgpk (comment) 13:31, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Ayn Rand[edit]

One of the core policies of Wikipedia is that articles should always be written from a neutral point of view. Please remember to observe this important core policy. Thank you. -- Doctorx0079 (talk) 22:33, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

George Weston[edit]

See reply at Talk:George Weston. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:17, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Dead link Finance Times article[edit]

Good work finding the dead link. I copied and pasted the title of the dead link article into Google, and the first hit was the new URL, which I then re-copied into the article. It took about 5 key strokes and 10 seconds :-) I guess equally as much work as adding dead link messages into the article. Sort of a how many people does it take to screw in a lightbulb.. Green Cardamom (talk) 21:10, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

  • Congratulations. You are the lucky winner. While you're work on Wikipedia is focused on topical topics such as this which are probably the most prevalent and current links in Search Engines such as Google, I do mostly history (especially ancient history) research and economic theory which entails extraordinary amounts of time searching for even a gleem of information, let alone a "live link." But, yes, I suppose because of your suggestion, I either will add One More Step to what is for most articles very time consuming or the next time I will just ignore it and won't do anything... It's always worthwhile and constructive hearing nasty, sarcastic comments from superficially involved people... Thank you... Stevenmitchell (talk) 21:28, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Demographics of Singapore[edit]

According to our article (and a source used there) at Post–World War II baby boom, the peak birth rate for the US in the baby boom context occurred in 1957. Now perhaps that level was bested decades later by a much larger population, but that would still make 1957 the peak year for the baby boom. elle vécut heureuse à jamais (be free) 16:50, 29 August 2011 (UTC)


Well the Demographics of Singapore article, other than being someone's opinion, doesn't cite any factual basis from any sources at all. Yes, the citation for the Post–World War II baby boom article does say that, but as citation of that article as a source is a garage-band assembly put together by some unqualified guy off the internet as the author of the cited article themselves, it makes for a highly questionable, if not outright unreliable source. You really need an actual reference that has some genuine validity... I would assume there are legitimate sources for verification... Stevenmitchell (talk) 15:18, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Explanation of npov tag for Human_Action[edit]

Hi, You left {{npov|date=August 2011}} for the article Human_Action. Could you please explain which sections contain npov? I would like to clean up the article to the point that we agree it is neutral.
Of course, this discussion will resume at the article talk page.
J_Tom_Moon_79 (talk) 23:28, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

you could have just googled :)[edit]

The 2000 rate (49 births per. 1000) is about half the peak rate recorded in 1957 (96 per 1000) -- National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 49, No. 10 (9/25/01). You can add this where you find it necessary. To me, it is general knowledge. elle vécut heureuse à jamais (be free) 21:37, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Obviously, you didn't comprehend the initial reason for my insertion of a "citation needed" in the article, for a fact which is clearly not common knowledge since it is statistical. I don't know whether you have ever actually done a research paper, but to assert a "fact" requires some form of substantiation, otherwise it is simply opinion... And since this is not an issue requiring the construction of reason, but of fact, than it requires a citation...

Yes, I could have Googled it but I was using Wikipedia which essentially defeats the purpose of using Wikipedia, if I have to do my own external research... Stevenmitchell (talk) 00:41, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Well then, it is certainly not "dubious" as you suggest. (I have written papers for several employers, including the Department of Energy.) Cheers. elle vécut heureuse à jamais (be free) 14:54, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Well then, simply put a citation with your claim. It shouldn't be too difficult for someone who has already done the research. But the fact remains, statistical claims need a source (citation) to base it on, otherwise it is opinion or hearsay.... Stevenmitchell (talk) 19:17, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

On silver mines and privatisation[edit]

Hi, I undid this change, because there is good historical evidence showing that the state systematically sold mining rights to people "driven by income-maximizing instrumental rationality". For instance, [8] or [9] or [10]. Where did you get that counterexample from? I'm curious and would like to read any sources that have covered it from a different angle... bobrayner (talk) 20:05, 11 December 2011 (UTC)


  • Bob, I perused your references and if you are going to make changes to my edits I would at least appreciate that if you believe you are correcting something I have done erroneously, that you at least get the centuries correct. Also, just for clarification while you are talking about outsourcing of services of the mines that may in fact be true, however, the mines themselves during the Athenian Empire were in fact, owned by the state. I am sure that you have heard of Themistocles and his famous proposition to the Athenian people, which in concert, created the Athenian Empire’s military might. I should add that the ownership of the Laureion mines by the state during the Athenian Empire is in countless academic books and articles which can be easily found on the Internet. I had left the preceding line’s comment there because it seems supported by evidence, but to remove the statement clarifying the ownership of the mine itself, is entirely misleading and appears to be motivated purely out of an otherwise intellectually snuffed agenda. Stevenmitchell (talk) 21:34, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
    • That's an unusual way of framing it; for a state to lease out mining rights - so that mines were controlled by whichever investor had bid highest - is much more akin to what we would now call privatisation. There are many modern privatised industries where the state retains nominal control/ownership of a key resource but the actual work is done by a third party. And, of course, when a state confiscates mines operated by third parties which had paid for the right to mine, that is usually called nationalisation.
    • I would still like to see an actual source which supports your version, rather than vague handwaving.
    • I'm not sure why you complain about an error in centuries; could you clarify? As far as I can see the only timing error was in the claim that the mines are owned by the Athenian state, which is out by 24-25 centuries. bobrayner (talk) 07:33, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
      • My point about the difference in centuries was that the high point of Athenian civilization occurred during the Athenian Empire which is when the state – all of its male citizens (which in a slave society is still limited) – had ownership. The slaves, however, who provided the labor were, to historians knowledge, not all state-owned and in fact, may all have been privately-owned. That is considered the highpoint of their economic success, not the 4th century of Plato or Aristotle (when Aristotle may have been one of the wealthiest participants). The reason for my contention on this issue is that it is not at all clear historically that private-ownership is more effective over group-ownership. It is only succinct to those who adhere to that dogma. There are actually many successes in both corporate and population endeavors such as mutual insurance, or employee-ownership, which is a considerable departure from direct private-ownership. Philosophically, there are many flaws with the concepts of both capitalism and Marxism that have required a reworking for many years, but have been totally neglected by both the right and the left. The most readily identifiable problem is the incongruities that exist between capitalism and democracy. They are two facets of near contradiction. But undoubtedly that is for another, probably future generation to determine...Stevenmitchell (talk) 20:16, 16 December 2011 (UTC)


  • Please, Bob, you need to read much more before we can discuss this further. I have left your changes unchanged. Stevenmitchell (talk) 09:17, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

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I read what you said in the talk page of Red Cloud's War. The message you left; "Wikipedia is very inaccurate, blah blah blah..." was somewhat insultive. Also, you said that the US would be a different place if the Indians had not "picked on" the whites, but the whites "picked on" the natives much more often than vice versa. If you're not familliar with the Sioux Wars, read Bury My Heart On Wounded Knee.--Seonookim 07:50, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

  • Seonookim, I do think that Wikipedia is very inaccurate in much of its coverage whether political, historical, economic or even in the breadth of its coverage. However, I also think it has virtues such as convenience that other tools do not provide.

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Talk pages[edit]

Just a note that on Talk:Caste system in India you put your comment in a strange place, breaking the order of the postings, so I moved it down--as a general rule the most recent post should go at the bottom of a talk page section. Also, it may not be very helpful to reply to a discussion where the most recent response was over 4 months ago, but that's somewhat up to you. Qwyrxian (talk) 04:02, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

  • But if you moved the comment then you relegated it to absolute meaninglessness and I am assuming if what you say have done is what I believe you did, then it is without any context. Thanks for the advice and if I need it I will ask for it. You are going to actually ask me about or worse interfere with my private habits are you? Stevenmitchell (talk) 04:49, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
  • I posted it in a logical sequence. In my language that is a consistent flow of logic. I had already considered your placement but it did not make sense to me to do that. Stevenmitchell (talk) 04:59, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

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Sanctuary article[edit]

Hi Steve. 21 Ja.I. c.28 is an Act of Patliament, the 28th Act passed in the 21st year of the reign of James I. It is in "Statutes at Large," which is in law libraries. When I have time I can go and look at what it says in more detail for you. Richard75 (talk) 17:01, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

  • Richard, thank you. I was looking at the article actually for information on the historical person and wanted to pursue more data, so that is why I asked. I will post this on your page also. I appreciate your help. Regards. Steve.Stevenmitchell (talk) 19:29, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Steve, I tried to look up the Act today and I couldn't find it, and the reference I gave must be wrong. I can't remember where I found it. I have edited the Sanctuary article to change the reference to a link to this page instead: http://www.britannia.com/history/articles/coroner4.html Richard75 (talk) 23:32, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

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Sematech[edit]

Before you go around spouting bad faith about "quasi-knowledge" how about you get some real knowledge of your own? Check out Sematech's very own [11] and [12] pages along with their own website. They are headquarted in Albany and all the phone numbers for contacting anyone in the company happen to be in the 518 area code... which is the area code surrounding Albany, not Austin. [13] and the [14] profile of CEO and President Dan Armbrust... I assume he knows where he lives and works and does not commute from Albany to Austin every day...97.85.242.177 (talk) 23:50, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Please keep the conversation here on your page as I edit from an IP address and therefore not always will it be me nor will I always be at this IP. So anyway, I assumed you would realize this was in response to your ill-informed rude comment on Talk:SEMATECH, since that comment of yours was less than a month ago... You must be too busy to remember something that happened so soon or to have time to research by going to that article, since it was the title of this thread. But it seems from your comment on that talk page that research is not your forte.97.85.242.177 (talk) 00:16, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
  • First of all, my comment was not rude - quite different from your obvious nastiness. Secondly, it was not ill-informed. The person posting the comments above me also alludes to the headquarters location of Austin, Texas and cites a location on the website for that, that is still current. I was concurring with the editor that posted it. If that has changed, then it has changed. So be it. Secondly, even though you just posted your Linked-in URLs above (Sematech's very own [15] and [16] pages along with their own website.), they don't seem to work saying "We're sorry but the company you are looking for does not exist." or[1] "profile not found." How difficult is for a "top researcher" like yourself to copy a link and post on a page. Why is that? It can't be too hard for you can it? However, now that Sematech is such an unimportant organization for the American economy, the organization is as a whole, an afterthought to what it was originally created for. But if you could rub a few neurons together and go to their website, you would possibly (there are obviously no guarantees because of the difficulties you have had until now) see that Austin is also listed as a corporate headquarters. Now that the organization has been so reduced in importance and has instead become a public relations entity, it really doesn't matter. But hopefully, you can generate some electrical current from your neuronal activity to be able to do that. But being that you can't and won't even identify yourself other than an IP address, I really don't care about any opinion you may have... But thank you again for your ignorant, hostile and nasty comments. Stevenmitchell (talk) 00:32, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

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I'm sad to say that due to your recent bad-faith edits to Clarksville, Albany County, New York reverting me (I was in that instance that IP address, though not always is that IP address me), I will now keep a close eye on your contributions. Please do not revert people's additions or deletions to articles when those additions and deletions are in accord with Wikipedia's policies and consensus, regardless of whether IP or not or your personal disdain for an editor.Camelbinky (talk) 20:40, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Please keep discussions at one place as I've asked you before. If I start a conversation here, please continue it here. Do not ever again post on my talk page. Per Wikipedia etiquette once someone has asked for you to keep off their talk page you are required to not post on it again. Thank you. And yes, you may answer on this page instead of mine the question I am burning to know the answer to- are you retarded or high? If that offends you, please remember you called me nasty and other insults, so report me all you want. And no I am not a banned user and there are (including that Clarksville article) dozens and dozens and dozens of articles that I created and/or expanded greatly including being the author of more than a dozen DYKs, I even am the author of over 90% of the content in an article I ushered through GA. I don't say this to brag, I state this because you state that all I am is a vandal and have not contributed anything of substance... I'd say creating an article from scratch and getting it all the way to GA status is quite an accomplishment and a good contribution.Camelbinky (talk) 01:48, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Yes, I called you nasty simply because that is who you are in your verbal expression. It is not an insult. Your comments above are malevolent and incendiary. It is apparently just your nature as you repeatedly demonstrate. "Nasty" is also what other Wikipedia editors have regularly referred to you as, in their wars with you over the last year (Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents - of which by the way seems to be your only contribution to Wikipedia for that one year period). But regardless, whatever emotional and psychological issues that you are overwhelmed by are not my concern and I do not want them to become my concern. Please, as I asked you on your talk-page, leave me alone. If you harass or stalk me, I will have you banned from Wikipedia. So in keeping with your own verbiage from above do not post on this page as "per Wikipedia etiquette". Stevenmitchell (talk) 02:28, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

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B. Platt Carpenter[edit]

You added a numeral which is quite displaced there. The president does not appoint anybody as "the nth" office holder, he appoints to an office, usually to succeed somebody else, no number mentioned. The numbering is unofficial, and done after the fact, by outsiders. In the infobox, I left the number, because it is unimportant. In most cases the "amateur historians" who do the numbering are mistaken anyway. Do you have a reliable source (per [[WP:RS}}) which uses these numberings in some official list? Then please give me a link on my talk page. Kraxler (talk) 13:35, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

  • The list I was referring numerically to is Governors_of_Montana_Territory#Governors_of_Montana_Territory, which is, in fact a Wikipedia product. If you don't believe that we should be using Wikipedia-created products as a point of reference, that is another matter entirely, since that would abrogate any contributions to Wikipedia altogether. I do not know what the "president's appointment" has to do with the topic of my inclusion of a number preceding the person-in-question's position, since that is not how it was utilized in the article. The president actually makes an appointment and Congress confirms it through a vote, bu
Please be aware that Wikipedia can not be used as a reference per se. The list in question should have a reference for the numbering, which I doubt. It might br WP:Original research by the wiki-user who made the list. If you write "...Carpenter was appointed by President as the 6th Governor..." it leads to understand that the president actually used this numbering, which is not true. The appointment documents do not use any numbers. I suggest you think about what you are writing before you actually write something. Kraxler (talk) 15:02, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
    • There is no reason to be nasty unless there is no way for you to control yourself. Only if you are intellectually-challenged would one think that the positional number of an appointment (that is voted on by the Senate) is specified in the presidential appointment itself. Of course, the appointments don't use any numbers either. If you live in the U.S. you might also notice that the sequential number of presidents does not appear on the ballot either when you vote - what does that have to do with anything? And why are all of your contributions to Wikipedia done outside of Wikipedia formatting which requires that all of your contributions be Wikified? I am asking this because somehow in that little space above your shoulders you have decided that you are the God of Wikipedia with the authority to intercede in other people's contributions. Yet, you cannot build a single article that properly references the information that you are mysteriously contributing. Why don't you use references in the traditional academic format that they were intended in? And why, since you insist on protocol, aren't they in reference format? Every article you have done, has to be redone... Why is that? Stevenmitchell (talk) 15:39, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
You're mistaken. The format I use is desribed vewry well in the pertaining guidelines. Nothing needs to be wikified. Feel free to add info in any way you like, but be careful not to add incorrect or nonsensical items. FYI: The numbering of the presidents of the US has been debated by Congress, and it was by Congress resolution that Grover Cleveland was numbered twice. The numbers of the New York governors are used on the official website of the office, numbering governors with two non-consecutive tenures only once. Add a reference for the numbering of the Montana territorial governors, if you want to use them. Do not use them in the text (for the above stated reason), only in the infobox. Kraxler (talk) 17:22, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Kraxler, please speak in English. Before you start dictating to others whatever it is you dictatorially believe about what is permissible or not for Wikipedia, you need to learn how to write and speak English, so that you can communicate in a basic format. The contextual format that you use to cite references applied to articles - which in your case are generic sources - necessitates that other people have to rework your contributions or post templates, to make them legitimate.Stevenmitchell (talk) 17:50, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
Please don't worry. Other users understand me perfectly. Nobody is/will be reworking my contributions. Farewell. Kraxler (talk) 15:04, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
    • But everyone will, in fact, have to redo your contributions (and probably have been doing so since you began contributing to Wikipedia) because your contributions are unreferenced in a way that cannot be used either by Wikipedia or academia... Just for your edification global references haven't been used since about 1900 or so... We now use in-line references, even with specific page number referrals... Stevenmitchell (talk) 15:28, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

E-mail article[edit]

Your edits have been repeatedly reverted for two reasons, on one part, WP:WTAF, on another, lack of citations to support the claim. As one who lived through the start of the networked era, I don't recall DaVinci Systems, though I recall a handful of other LAN based e-mail systems that fell by the wayside once WAN communications came into common use. One who goes back to being an early adopter of Elm and happily embracing Pine when it was released and used UUCP to literally route messages around the world for fun (quite a few of us did that in the early middle age of UUCP). For the claim to stick as you placed it, you'd need to write an article on DaVinci Systems and include information on their e-mail system, with plenty of citations reliable sources. Hope I've helped a bit.Wzrd1 (talk) 05:36, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Revert of edit addition on Email[edit]

User:TEDickey Hi. I guess you are not very familiar with earlier forms of technology, such as DaVinci email? Is it that you do not live in the U.S. or maybe you were not born at the time period that you are asserting some form of knowledge over, which of course would make you entirely unqualified to even offer an opinion? Is that the reason why you wasted my editing time with a revert of information that you obviously are entirely unaware of? Please explain your lack of knowledge and whatever reasoning you can muster. Thank you. Stevenmitchell (talk) 03:21, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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  • Let's be clear. I am not attacking you. I was trying to post a reply on your webpage, where you had reverted my initial posting, and you deleted that as well. While somehow you have etched into your brain that your thoughts - and only your thoughts - are to be considered in this process, I am suggesting that there are other people, such as myself, that I ought to be considered as well. Do you think you can handle that? Or are your attacks and actions, the only thing of viable consideration? Stevenmitchell (talk) 08:06, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Regarding your post on my page[edit]

Hi. I am not attacking you, nor did I in my post on your page. I asked you for an explanation which by your actions, you obviously have ignored. I do not know if you have perceptual difficulties or not but that ultimately is not my concern. But the strength of your comments on my page, come across as threatening to me, which I think is unnecessary and inappropriate... Stevenmitchell (talk) 08:22, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

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Common sense[edit]

Hi. I am not a categorization expert, but just in case it helps: Concerning Common sense I suppose it was listed as a Latin term because one specialized way of referring to a type of common sense discussed a lot in philosophy is "sensus communis". So that term redirects to this article and discussion of it makes up a lot of the article. (The Greek term koine aisthesis is also important to the article.) I am not seeing any easy way to separate these three search terms into 3 articles as they would always overlap 90%. But maybe I created confusion by moving the foreign terms out of bold type and the first sentence. I did this because there is a problem treating all the terms as exact synonyms.--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 10:50, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Andrew. I actually made the change on that page, not as the final answer but so that someone with the expertise and experience could re-add its link to the Latin philosophy phrase page. Rather than spend the time trying to figure out a way to do so, I figured there may be people with prior experience doing so. I agree and understand why someone would have initially added it as you point out regarding the Koine Greek, but I think the initial link was probably done by someone who was too lazy at the time, also to provide whatever conversion is necessary to put it in Latin. By removing it, I was hoping to motivate someone with the knowledge and skills to post it properly on the Latin philosophy phrase page, to keep the page consistent with the posting of an all Latin phraseology. I suppose I should have provided at the time or still can provide a Talkpage explanation of what I have undone and why. Stevenmitchell (talk) 14:22, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Steven. I posted a reply to your remark on the article talkpage. Basically, I am not sure if I can help, but if I can, let me know more.--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 19:26, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Andrew, Hi. Both you and I appear to be uncertain of how to execute this. I didn't have any ideas offhand on how to achieve a conversion from English to Latin. I only know of the Wikipedia:Help desk or posting the 'Help me' template {Help me + 2 outer brackets} on your personal Talkpage or the article Talkpage which alerts people to the dilemma. Regards... Stevenmitchell (talk) 06:08, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

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Huawei Ascend[edit]

Why do you think this article is written like an advert? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrCellular (talkcontribs) 08:49, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Because it is a simple list, with no explanation accompanying it, as if it is a listing for products such as would occur for an advertisement... Stevenmitchell (talk) 01:00, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

February 2014[edit]

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John J Donovan article edited AGAIN by biased person[edit]

Thanks for your work. I am not sure how to report this, but the page you previously mentioned had some biased tampering with, appears to have been edited again. Look at the edits of thecorelian. My apologies if this was the wrong place to post. Likesthisproject (talk) 14:34, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

An RfC that you may be interested in...[edit]

As one of the previous contributors to {{Infobox film}} or as one of the commenters on it's talk page, I would like to inform you that there has been a RfC started on the talk page as to implementation of previously deprecated parameters. Your comments and thoughts on the matter would be welcomed. Happy editing!

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Redirect James Inhofe[edit]

Hello. I've undid your removal of the redirect tag because the target article, Jim Inhofe, appears to have James Inhofe as the real name, and the redirect falls under alternative names. If you have any comments or questions, please leave a message on my talk page. KJ click here 06:18, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

I did leave my comments on the talk page of the article. There is no reason for Wikipedia to actually name an encyclopaedic article by someone's nickname. That is why I removed it. In actuality, the alternative (nicknames) ought to be redirected to his full name as is done for nearly everyone else. Even articles on sports figures are usually titled by their full name. But I will put comments on your talk page as well, as per your request. Stevenmitchell (talk) 06:28, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Per WP:COMMONNAME, the article titles used for subjects are the most commonly used name. For example, Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, but the article title is the nickname since that's the common name. In this case, it looks like Jim Inhofe is the COMMONNAME, so the titles seem correct in this case. KJ click here 07:15, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
That's still wrong. Nobody knows who Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is other than her mother, and Lady Gaga is the name that made her famous so that is appropriate, as is Madonna's since virtually no one would know her by her real name. However, in the case of real people and not stagenames, it seems inappropriate, certainly illiterate and uneducated to title an article by his nickname, especially when he is not generally known by that name. It is the same thing for New York U.S. Senator, "Chuck Schumer" which is purely his advertising name, promoted by his marketing staff, since his name that he was known entirely by for most of his political career, and until very recently, was "Charles". However, to humanize him, as "Jim" Inhofe's staff has done with him for marketing purposes, rather than James for which the other 49 states and the international population know him as, is both misleading and essentially promoting informalism as an accepted format for an encyclopaedia. And informalism ought to be attributed to poor scholarship and simple, less educated work - not an excuse for poor workmanship... Stevenmitchell (talk) 21:09, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
It's the same thing with politicians. William Jefferson Clinton is titled Bill Clinton, Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. is titled Al Gore, and whatnot. It doesn't matter whether that name was created as a marketing ploy or not, but which name is the most verifiable common name. Please be aware of WP:OFFICIALNAMES, an essay on this topic. If you wish to challenge the consensus, that's fine, but please do so at the policy talk page. In this case, it looks fine; people aware of the subject's 'real name' would be able to find the article, as well as the people who only know the subject by the nickname. KJ click here 23:41, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

List of largest world's largest islands listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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June 2014[edit]

Stop icon This is your only warning; if you make personal attacks on other people again, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Comment on content, not on other contributors or people. Regarding this; please don't. --John (talk) 14:02, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 24 hours for attempting to harass other users, as you did at Talk:Frank Calvert. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}. However, you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.  Dougweller (talk) 18:35, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
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Request reason:

I thought I was supposed to be warned first, according to the above statement by John? Apparently, that is not true, as I was blocked by Doug Weller before I even saw any notification of being warned. I may have been warned while I was actually editing the post for which I am being blocked, but I haven't checked the chronology of actions yet. (The context/content of the actual violation of which I am accused of, of course, Template:For criticizing someone's editing behavior is a separate matter and not because of edit warring, or anything that would be disruptive but simply my criticism of the tyrannical methods of which some of Wikipedia's most aggressive editors are permitted to delete other users contributions (I was, in fact, defending work by other editors I do not even know). The person (editor) I admonished had deleted approximately 10 other users academically referenced contributions, and I did so politely without any personal reference to them but that is again a separate matter).

My objection to the block is simple. I was supposed to be warned first, according to the administrator, John but I was in actuality warned (unbeknownst to me) and then without any further actions on my part, I was blocked. I made my entry on the Frank Calvert Talk page at 7:55am and then 7:58am (June 7). I am unaware that the administrator Doug Weller deletes my comments on the Talk Page at 8:45am simply saying: Revision as of 08:45, June 7, 2014 (edit) (undo) Dougweller (talk | contribs) (→‎This is a Very Damaged Article: don't use talk pages to attack editors - if the poster has something to say specific about this article, fine)

The administrator John gives me a warning at 14:02 (June 7), saying that I may be blocked if I make further criticisms of other editors' behaviors again. Then still without any further activity on my part (my last activity was at 7:58 in the morning), the administrator Doug Weller decides 10 hours after deleting my criticism and posting his comments on the respective Talk Page to block my access to Wikipedia at 18:34, June 7, for 24 hours. I thought according to the administrator John, I was supposed to get a warning? Was that not true? Secondly, the administrator Doug Weller, blocks me for harassment of which, by Wikipedia's fairly explicit definition, I have not done and have never even had the desire to do, let alone actualized it.

On these basis's I believe that my editing privileges have been unfairly and erroneously suspended by the administrator Doug Weller. Am I going to get additionally suspended for saying that last line as well? Stevenmitchell (talk) 06:28, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Decline reason:

The sole mistake was giving you yet another warning rather than simply blocking you immediately. You knew exactly what you were saying and how offensive it was. --jpgordon::==( o ) 15:45, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first and then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page for as long as you are blocked.

I thought about it a while, discussed it with others, and blocked. You've had plenty of warnings. Dougweller (talk) 08:46, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Hello, Steven

I thought I was supposed to be warned first, according to the above statement by John?

I see that you were warned by Tedickey (talk · contribs) on 8 August 2013. Please be aware that administrators are not required to issue a fixed number of formal warnings; gross offenders that are found 100% disruptive are blocked promptly and permanently. Any warning or temporary block is meant to give the editor a second chance to come back and be part of our team. Also, civility is one of our core tenets and we do not mean to encourage someone offending a second person to wait for a while until some grace period for his civility warning is over and then offend someone else.
Regardless of the outcome of your unblock request, please assume good faith in other editors and comment on the contribution instead of the contributor.
Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 10:20, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
And Codename Lisa that would have been relevant had I realized that Tedickey (talk · contribs) was actually an Administrator but there is no indication on his Talkpage that was true at the time or even now for that matter. But thanks... Stevenmitchell (talk) 00:25, 22 September 2014 (UTC)
Also see the section above headed "On personal attacks" -sure, quite old but relevant. Dougweller (talk) 10:48, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Just looked at your last two posts to editors' talk pages. You really need to restrain yourself. Dougweller (talk) 17:01, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
  • I don't know how this verbiage is not a personal attack. And let's just note that in these edits of mine I removed such tripe as "Like the modern day “Indiana Jones,” Calvert was also worried..." and such off-the-cuff and irrelevant accusations about Schliemann as "He was later found to be a war profiteer, involved in the black market and a smuggler." (Maybe he beat his wife too?) Now, I don't really care if you called me "semi-knowledgeable" making "illiterate contributions", "minimally informed", et cetera--the garbled prose of that comment is only one reason for those insults being like "water on a duck's back", as one other editor called it. I like the gift as I like the giver. One way to show your good faith would be to click "thank" for this edit by Dougweller. Drmies (talk) 03:43, 10 June 2014 (UTC)