User:Doug Weller/Requests for comment/Drnhawkins

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Statement of the dispute[edit]

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Desired outcome[edit]

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That Drnhawkins will:

  • Understand and accept the consensus interpretation of Wikipedia Policies on Original Research (WP:OR) and Reliable Sources (WP:RS).
  • If no secondary sources exist, publish in a reliable vetted source before seeking publication in Wikipedia.
  • Avoid lengthy discussion on talkpages. Discuss issues in a clear and concise manner.


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Drnhawkins has been working on a series of articles relating the histories of the Hebrews and Ancient Egyptians. He does this using the primary sources of the Old Testament in conjunction with archaeology of questionable scholarship at best. He combines this into a synthesis to advance his own religious point of view. He also adds his arguments to existing articles and clutters them with large diagrams that illustrate his case.

The issues are further outlined in the Evidence of disputed behavior section below.

Evidence of disputed behavior[edit]

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Original research[edit]

Applicable policies and guidelines[edit]

  1. Wikipedia:No original research, especially
  2. WP:RS
  3. WP:V
  4. WP:DIS
  5. WP:MOS
  6. WP:N
  7. WP:NPOV

Evidence of trying to resolve the dispute[edit]

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Drnhawkins's talkpage
  1. On Drnhawkins's talkpage, after Dougweller has pointed to WP:RS, John Carter agrees and explains further, pointing out WP:OR and WP:N. (19:33, 2009 April 25)
  2. On Drnhawkins's talkpage, Quantpole points out the advisability of brevity in conversations, and again points the editor towards WP:N and WP:RS. (11:08, 2009 April 27)
  3. Dougweller points out that sources have to state what is being claimed in the article: "sources need to discuss the idea".
  4. Dougweller in a reply to Drnhawkins (advocating OR) comments, " comes down to our poliies and guidelines, and reliable and verifiable sources discussing the issue." (2009 April 27)
  5. Edward321 explains why what Drnhawkins put in an article was OR and that it's against policy.
  6. User:Peterkingiron gave the editor some good advice. (12:16, 2009 April 28)
  7. John Carter pointed Drnhawkins towards some subjects he might be interested in editing, and offered his assistance in editing any of them.
  8. Dougweller explained some problems with using work of Ron Wyatt as source material.
  9. John Carter carefully answered several questions, explained policies, and laid out a lot about how we do (and don't do) things on Wikipedia. (08:21, 2009 April 30)
  10. Peterkingiron gave a lengthy commentary with explanations of WP:POV/WP:NPOV and use of the Bible in WP articles. (09:07, 2009 April 30)
  11. LadyofShalott and Peterkingiron [ made a suggestion about an appropriate way to contribute to Wikipedia within Drnhawkins's area of interest.
  12. Athanasius1 gave a lengthy response discussing the Bible as a primary source and its historicity, and explaining some about WP:Fringe. (09:48, 2009 April 30)
  13. TenPoundHammer gave a level 1 warning about OR. (08:26, 2009 May 31)
  14. John Carter points out again relevant policies and gave suggestions about finding WP:RS to expand articles.
  15. John Carter responded (and expanded thereupon) to some rather rude comments by Drnhawkins. (13:22 and 13:53, 2009 June 1)
  16. LadyofShalott made a comment about references to Bible passages. (22:20, 2009 June 3)
  17. John Carter made some observations and suggestions about Drnhawkins's contributions. (10:45, 2009 June 4)
WikiProject Christianity
  1. A discussion was held at the talk page of the Christianity WikiProject about some of Drnhawkins's images. LadyofShalott notified Drnhawkins of the discussion and invited him to participate in it.
Talk:Joseph and Imhotep

This is the talk page of an article deleted via AfD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Joseph and Imhotep, resurrected temporarily for the purpose if this discussion only and will be deleted again at the end of this RfC. The AfD discussion also gives background to this and since then there does not appear to have been any progress in the editor's understanding or behavior.

  1. R'n'B gave several pointers about sourcing and style.
  2. Dougweller commented again about original research and made a suggestion of a possible useful contribution Drnhawkins could make.
MfD compromise
  1. At Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Drnhawkins/Sandbox/Archives/Joseph and Imhotep are the same person the decision was made to let a page remain in userspace if Drnhawkins would not repost it in mainspace again. This was 2 years, 1 month, 10 days ago from the date of posting this RfC and it has not been edited by Drnhawkins since. The closing Admin's comment "The result of the discussion was keep, for now. However, if this lurks in userspace for a long time without becoming an article, then the consensus will probably change to deletion."

Evidence of failing to resolve the dispute[edit]

The discussions above show Drnhawkins' difficulties in listening to the advice of a number of other editors. Most of that discussion was approximately two years ago, anfter which Drnhawkins took a wikibreak. Upon his return, he went back to the same behaviors that prompted all of that discussion. Drnhawkins still includes his own WP:POV and WP:OR. The discussion on the Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Drnhawkins/An alternative view of the 3rd dynasty of Egypt and Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Drnhawkins/Moses and the Israelites served Amenemhet III during the 12th dynasty of Egypt clearly show an unwillingness to acknowledge that there is WP:OR involved. His list of deleted contributions is telling in itself.

Users certifying the basis for this dispute[edit]

{Users who tried and failed to resolve the dispute}

  1. LadyofShalott 13:58, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
  2. Dougweller (talk) 14:08, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

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Reminder to use the talk page for discussion[edit]

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