User talk:The Four Deuces

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Request for mediation accepted[edit]

The request for formal mediation of the dispute concerning United States, in which you were listed as a party, has been accepted by the Mediation Committee. The case will be assigned to an active mediator within two weeks, and mediation proceedings should begin shortly thereafter. Proceedings will begin at the case information page, Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/United States, so please add this to your watchlist. Formal mediation is governed by the Mediation Committee and its Policy. The Policy, and especially the first two sections of the "Mediation" section, should be read if you have never participated in formal mediation. For a short guide to accepted cases, see the "Accepted requests" section of the Guide to formal mediation. You may also want to familiarise yourself with the internal Procedures of the Committee.

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Thank you[edit]

Just wanted to drop in and say "thank you" for your informed opinion on Libertarianism. I hate to say it, but I think you are the only editor there who isn't completely blinded by personal bias, and it is much appreciated. I agree with your latest statement on the Talk page that there is an important line of continuity between anarchism and modern American libertarianism that needs to be included in the article; however, I feel that the abundance of content detailing libertarian socialism violates WP:DUE WEIGHT. In any case, I just wanted to thank you for your balanced perspective and calm, rational comments. You are a valuable asset to this site! — MisterDub (talk | contribs) 20:45, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. The RfC does not explain what should be removed. There is too much detail, it should just concentrate on relevant material - primarily its influence on libertarian thinking and how it differed from other versions. The same is true of other sections. TFD (talk) 21:07, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Neutral notification[edit]

You previously voted, opined, commented, or otherwise took part, at Template talk:Succession box#RfC. Please see a related discussion at Template talk:Infobox officeholder#RfC Congressmen's tenures in infobox. Kraxler (talk) 15:12, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Request for mediation/United States[edit]

I've accepted to mediate this case and we are ready to begin. Please join on the case talk page Wikipedia talk:Requests for mediation/United States. Sunray (talk) 23:14, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

User page[edit]

Have you seen this change[1] or you had missed it? Bladesmulti (talk) 07:40, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I missed it. TFD (talk) 13:02, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Also see your email, regarding the mediation. Bladesmulti (talk) 13:13, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


FWIW, I think we are done with that "author" <g>. Thanks for questioning the possible validity of his work. Collect (talk) 20:05, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. TFD (talk) 20:46, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
It was originally Collect's source, not mine. And if you and Bladesmulti are having e-mail conversations about the mediation, it might be considerate to share those with the rest of us. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:01, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
[2] shows the addition of Aghai to the "View by Tryptofish". That quite appears to be the earliest use of Aghai as a source on 28 December 2014. [3] has what I believe was my first mention of Aghai on 3 January - "About as clear as possible in fact - he does not allow that non-religious motivated groups are religious groups. The goal of religious terrorism is predicated on theology. Collect (talk) 22:04, 3 January 2015 (UTC)" in response to [4] from TFD in response to your list of 28 December. I demur on having it being called "Collect's source" here for the discussion at hand. In fact, I do not recall it ever being mentioned prior to 28 December. Nor does the name appear in the talk page or archives for Christian terrorism. Cheers. Collect (talk) 21:29, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
[5]. That was you, on Dec. 22. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:34, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
It seems Collect was quoting Bale, you must have Google-searched the words used and got Aghai. TFD (talk) 21:41, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
BTW, I have sent no e-mails to any other editors. If you want to know what Bladesmulti sent me, ask him. TFD (talk) 21:43, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for confirming that you did not send any e-mails. No, Collect directly linked to Aghai, and I used the same link he used. It's in the diff I provided. Separate from the link to Bale. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:47, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
That is where I found the Bale quote - it appears even non-writers can quote experts (sigh) but that means I was, indeed, quoting Bale (who is a scholar, I hope?) and not quoting Aghai (whose c.v. might be problematic). Mea Culpa for not checking on who was doing the quoting of Bale. I note I never used the name "Aghai" or referred to him as an author or scholar in any post whatsoever before Tryptofish cited him specifically, so I am unsure what the cavil about "It was HIS fault" is designed to prove.Collect (talk) 21:50, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Let's just close the section and move on to the next source. TFD (talk) 22:04, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
TFD has a different email address, no emails can be sent to him. The wikipedia system complains after a few hours, with the message "A message that you sent has not yet been delivered to one or more of its recipients after more than 48 hours on the queue on" Bladesmulti (talk) 05:42, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

No need to explain Oxford M.A.s in every article about someone who received one[edit]

Well no, in general, I agree. However, where the mad monk is involved ... Pdfpdf (talk) 12:32, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

A request for Arbitration has been made for America: Imagine a World Without her[edit]

The request can be found here: Casprings (talk) 17:26, 27 January 2015 (UTC)