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Good edits so far, but one thing to keep in mind: if you change something that could be contested, be sure to include a source for the information. Howicus (Did I mess up?) 23:23, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

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CP ideologies[edit]

You really need reliable sources for this, have you read WP:RS and WP:VERIFY? And Constitutionalism isn't a political ideology in the sense I think you mean it, virtually all American parties are constitutionalist. No comment on the quality of the sources used, but see Democratic Party (United States) which is at least sourced. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 15:55, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

I have read your post and the links and I see your point with one exception: you question the reliability of my source, however my source was from the official CP website which is a very reliable source, so I don't see why you are questioning its reliability.1990'sguy (talk) 01:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

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Blogs[edit]

Please read WP:SPS - I can't see that that blog meets the exceptions suggested there - besides the issue of whether he can actually be objective about a competing political party. You were also adding 'fiscal conservatism' without a source. Dougweller (talk) 19:22, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

The 'fiscal conservatism' link was previously added by another editor. I just reinserted what was already there. 1990'sguy (talk) 23:50, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Your edits to Answers In Genesis (May 2014)[edit]

Hi there. I've reverted this edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Answers_in_Genesis&oldid=609332755) to the Answers In Genesis article. The wording of the current introduction reflects WP editor consensus; changes should be proposed on the Talk page. The introduction does not state that common descent is a reality (although it is, that's not relevant to the discussion); the phrase is "the scientific consensus on (i.e., the consensus concerning the topic of) the reality of common descent". Physicsandwhiskey (talk) 14:49, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the SA section in America. I reverted because such sections are for links not already in the text. See: WP:See also. – S. Rich (talk) 19:04, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Reflist columns[edit]

I notice that you've been adding a column-number parameter to the reflist template in a few articles (e.g. diff). This parameter's been deprecated in favor of {{reflist|30em}}, which allows the browser to decide on the number of columns based on the screen width. There's more detailed information in the template documentation at Template:Reflist, section "Columns". I've fixed it in the Nebraska 2012 Senate election article, but haven't done any of the others. Ammodramus (talk) 00:35, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. I was not aware of this. I will go ahead and fix the reflists for the other pages I edited. 1990'sguy (talk) 21:24, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Lieutenant Governor-elect[edit]

It's written "Lieutenant Governor-elect" as opposed to "Lieutenant Governor Elect". You can see that at this dictionary link here if you're interested. Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 23:07, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Being a successor[edit]

To be someone's successor, you have to succeed them; that is, you must successfully take their place. If for some reason you do not, even though everyone is expecting you to do so, then you are not the person's successor and you did not succeed them. Everyone is expecting that Rauner will succeed Quinn on January 12, 2015 as planned (and I'm 99.9% confident that will happen), but until it actually happens, Quinn hasn't actually been "succeeded" by anyone. Something could happen that might prevent Rauner from taking office (in which case the Lieutenant Governor-elect would step up). We don't have a crystal ball, so waiting till it happens is the right way to go. Do you disagree? Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 00:53, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

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WP:BRD[edit]

Please use the article talk page when your changes to an article are reverted. I don't see how your uncited claims that scientists are conspiring against Ham belongs in the article. Guettarda (talk) 23:36, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Once again, this has NOTHING to do with any "conspiracies" and I do not see why I have to cite any sources for my edit. I am simply portraying this situation accurately and with no bias, and I'm following WP:NPOV. I strongly suspect that you are letting your personal beliefs influence your editing. Your personal beliefs, no matter how accepted they are, do not belong to Wikipedia. 1990'sguy (talk) 23:42, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

No, you're inserting bias. So at the very least you should cite a source.

More importantly,, you edited a version that was the product of discussion and consensus. Yes, you are free to do so. But when someone reverted your change, the onus is on you to discuss it. NOT to edit war. So please, self-revert and build consensus for your change. Guettarda (talk) 23:52, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

And use the article talk page. Guettarda (talk) 23:53, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
No, I am simply portraying the situation accurately and without bias. I see absolutely no need to cite any sources because I think my edit is so obvious. You are the one inserting bias as you are violating WP:NPOV since your edits are passing on a judgment about the creationism/evolution debate. It does not matter that evolution is accepted by the majority of people, the fact that a large minority of people believe creationism is itself a reason why my edit is more accurate and fair. It is true that the creationism/evolution debate is more controversial and less one-sided than one may think. Just look at how expansive the articles Young Earth creationism and Creationism are. If the debate really were one-sided, these articles would be significantly smaller in content. I repeat once again, by my edits I am portraying this situation accurately and fairly. It appears that most other editors are against my edit so I will not revert this any longer. However, it is sad that experienced editors are violating WP:NPOV because of they are letting their personal views get in the way of their editing. Have a nice day. 1990'sguy (talk) 00:10, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
I am quite familiar with the creation-evolution issue. I've read extensively on it, over quite a few years. But that's not the issue here. The problem with your edit is that it invents some sort of "scientific consensus" that "cites evidence" against Ham. It creates the misconception that scientists are busy making a case against Ham. The reality is that few of the scientists who are busy researching these topics are likely to have even heard of Ham. They aren't citing evidence against him - he's making claims that contradict many decades of work that have been argued over, revised and refined by new experiments and new data. Your edit is factually inaccurate, but it's also POV - it creates an inflated sense on Ham's importance. Guettarda (talk) 01:07, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
And, per WP:DUE, science isn't adjudicated by what the general public thinks. Guettarda (talk) 01:10, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
That's not entirely true. When science and religion mix together as with the creation/evolution issue (and this is the case with creation/evolution) public opinion plays a large role. Just look at the history of creation/evolution and see how much public and scientific opinion influenced the debate. You can see this in many other situations in history. Because religion, which is very sensitive, plays a large role, I think there should be more fairness when describing the creationism/evolution debate, but that's just my opinion. I had absolutely no intention of creating any "inflated sense on Ham's importance" or any "misconception that scientists are busy making a case against Ham" even if I did so inadvertently. Also, my edit did not "invent" any "scientific consensus". The simple fact is that there is a consensus among the scientific community that evolution is real and that creationism isn't. I was simply describing that fact. However I do see that I am in the minority on this matter, so even though I strongly disagree with the current version on Ken Ham, I will not interfere with your consensus, at least for the time being. Have a nice day. 1990'sguy (talk) 22:39, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Reince Priebus[edit]

Hi there 1990'sguy, I noticed that you'd made an edit to update the article for Reince Priebus, adding in details of his recent re-election for a third term as RNC chair, and wonder if you might be interested in helping with some additional updates for the article? In particular, I'm hoping to update the article with more information on his legal career and political roles prior to becoming RNC chair, and also adding more detail on key achievements during his tenure. I should mention, I'm working as a consultant to the RNC and due to my financial conflict of interest, I won't make any direct edits to this article. Instead, I'm looking for editors to to review and make any changes that I propose. On the Talk page, I've proposed some draft material to expand the article's discussion of his early career, would you be able to take a look? Thanks! 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 19:05, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the message! Unfortunately, I will not have a lot of time in the coming weeks, so I don't think that I will be able to contribute extensively to Priebus, but I am interested in improving his article, so I will try to contribute in the time that I do have. 1990'sguy (talk) 22:22, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, appreciate it! Let me know if you have any questions as and when you get to it. 16912 Rhiannon (Talk · COI) 18:50, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

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Wikipedia's default spacings around headings[edit]

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Categorization[edit]

Regarding your edit on Reince Priebus: for categorization in Wikipedia, it's not relevant whether a person is or was Orthodox. Relevant is only whether it is a defining characteristic of the article, per Wikipedia:Overcategorization#Non-defining_characteristics. After all, the purpose of categorization is that readers of Wikipedia find more information about the category subject. Marcocapelle (talk) 07:30, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Personally, I think this category on Reince Priebus should be kept. I have seen many numerous other articles with many similar categories that are seemingly non-defining, like, for example, Category:American Presbyterians for Ronald Reagan. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:15, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Politics and American Samoa.[edit]

Can you give me a hand with User Talk:Lvpapa? Thank You.Naraht (talk) 19:47, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I will soon set to work! --1990'sguy (talk) 21:27, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Warning[edit]

Your edits to Ken Ham (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) consistently fail to achieve consensus and are being reverted by multiple editors. Please stop making contentious revisions and instead seek consensus on the Talk page in advance. If you continue as you are, you may be blocked for tendentious editing. Guy (Help!) 07:04, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

I would like to inform you that I did try to achieve consensus on the talk page by explaining my posititon. I did not revise the article to what I thought was the better version after I started the discussion. I have not editied Ken Ham's article for days already. I would advise you to check the dates that I made the edits to Ham's article rather than to write to me immediately. I think I can say that in this case, you are very uninformed about my actions. Have a good day. Respectfully, 1990'sguy (talk) 16:42, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

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Jack D. Franks[edit]

I feel naming a specific section "criticism" isn't an improvement to the article. I feel it should just be put in the article itself in a neutral way. I would have pointed this out before, but I haven't read his article until I needed a reference I put in his article for another article. I felt I should come to you before changing it.

Thoughts?

Signed, User:Mpen320 (talk)

Agreed. I will remove the criticism heading and try to incorporate the statement into the article. Thanks for pointing that out for me.--1990'sguy (talk) 20:26, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for the heads up, I appreciate that!1990'sguy (talk) 01:46, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

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Bare URLs[edit]

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McCarter[edit]

Hi there: just wanted to let you know I'm watching Kyle McCarter and agree with your assessment that the article has significant WP:NPOV issues. I just made a few edits, trying to tackle some of the most egregious stuff. I'd like to work together to improve the article if you're game! Thanks. Safehaven86 (talk) 17:30, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes, thank you! There has been an editor who has been making edits on that article that I think violate WP:NPOV, as well as WP:UNDUE. It would be great if I could have help improving that article. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:29, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

LesbianAdvocate[edit]

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I'm having problems with a user named LesbianAdvocate who's trying to add all the negative material she can to an article about the American Council for Capital Formation. I saw in her history that you seem to have had a similar encounter with her at the article Kyle McCarter. I've opened a discussion at the administrator board if you're interested in participating. Thanks, Ellen -- EllenMcGill (talk) 14:58, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

That was an excellent catch on the Shimkus connection. As soon as I Googled who handled his digital media, I found LA's likely employer. Thanks so much! I'm new to Wikipedia, and this has been driving me crazy. Even if she stays on the article, now at least her agenda is in the open. -- EllenMcGill (talk) 14:53, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
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bare urls[edit]

I get into this in a longer discussion on my user page, but simply put, using a tag to complain about an article is the height of laziness. I take the opposite stance, there is nothing wrong with a bare url. Fine. If you disagree with that and want the complex formatting of a reference, then fix it--spend the time to use reffill, but do not deface the article, wikipedia's credibility and the public face of the article for other users to see, because you have a complaint. Trackinfo (talk) 19:30, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Whaddya think?[edit]

Is this all ready to go? Acdixon (talk · contribs) 18:18, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

Acdixon, I made some minor edits just now, and I think its ready to go. The only thing is it would be nice to get an image of the Ark Encounter, either now or after opening day. Other than that, its ready! --1990'sguy (talk) 20:55, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

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The age of the Earth and common descent of all life are facts of science[edit]

End of story. Do not continue to pretend that this is not true on Wikipedia.

Thanks.

jps (talk) 22:11, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

@I9Q79oL78KiL0QTFHgyc: I know that you strongly dislike Ken Ham and AiG (should I use the word "hate"?). But just because you feel strongly on this issue does not mean you can just come in and edit the wording so it makes you happy. --1990'sguy (talk) 01:18, 4 June 2016 (UTC)
I LOVE Ken Ham. Not sure why you got a different impression. jps (talk) 01:22, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

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FYI: reFill is a cool tool[edit]

I noticed your edits to Ark Encounter today where you added several bare URL references, and then tagged them for someone else to fix. (Here: [2]) Are you aware there's a nice little tool called reFill that will do all the work of fixing these, instead of deferring it to someone else? Just pop over to https://tools.wmflabs.org/refill/ and fill in the name of the article, set the options the way you like and it will build you beautiful CITE templates all filled in. A couple of clicks later and you're done. FYI I've done this for your bare URLs as well as the other bare URLs on Ark Encounter. Cheers. --Krelnik (talk) 19:25, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Sounds easy. I've never tried it before, but I will in the future. Thanks! --1990'sguy (talk) 17:16, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

July 2016[edit]

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Robert V. Gentry[edit]

I changed the link for Creation_geophysics#Radiohaloes because it is broken. Could you please fix the link and point it to Radiohaloes and creationism somewhere? I was probably overzealous on changing it to pseudoscience. Best! Lipsquid (talk) 23:00, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

@Lipsquid: When reverting, I didn't know that the link was broken. I assumed that is wasn't. Interesting that it redirected to OEC, even though Gentry was a YECer. I couldn't relocate the material, so I will not oppose you changing it again. --1990'sguy (talk) 23:07, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Let me see if I can fix it. Lipsquid (talk) 23:11, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Fixed it Lipsquid (talk) 23:18, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Category:Former Christian Young Earth creationists[edit]

I have proposed that this category be deleted: [3]. Isambard Kingdom (talk) 11:07, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me! --1990'sguy (talk) 19:36, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

Edit of Hilary's America page[edit]

Hi.

Please explain why you feel my edit of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary%27s_America:_The_Secret_History_of_the_Democratic_Party is unnecessary. Does it not give more of a balanced view of John Fund's opinion?

I also felt like the Trump comment was out of place at the end of that paragraph (different topic altogether).

P.S. On seeing your User page, I say you and I have a lot in common! Bravo.

Scott (scottlovessue) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scottlovessue (talkcontribs) 13:33, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

@Scottlovessue: Thanks for contributing and for notifying me! The reason why I removed the quote was mainly because I was worried that it made the paragraph too wordy and not very concise. However, I will take another look at it because I do think it was a good quote. As for Trump's comment, I originally placed it after the John Fund review because both of them were positive reactions to the film. What I had in mind was grouping all the negative reactions in a paragraph, the mixed reactions in the next paragraph, and then the psotive reactions in the last paragraph. However, I do not mind changing this, as it does make sense.
P.S. Thanks for the complement! :) On Wikipedia, it is not very often that I meet someone with similar views as myself. --1990'sguy (talk) 20:05, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

August 2016[edit]

Information icon Please do not add or change content, as you did at Institute for Creation Research, without citing a reliable source. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. You are adding material that is unsourced. The Ham articles references for this, fail verification. I don't know which other refs you are referring to but there are none in the Institute for Creation Research article. Theroadislong (talk) 19:47, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

The source clearly states that Ham worked as a science teacher. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:52, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Apologies my view didn't show that. Theroadislong (talk) 19:53, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
No problem. It happens to the best of us :) --1990'sguy (talk) 19:55, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Notification about new RFC[edit]

Because you have participated in a previous RFC on a closely related topic, I thought you might be interested in participating in this new RFC regarding Donald Trump.Anythingyouwant (talk) 18:01, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up! --1990'sguy (talk) 23:23, 31 August 2016 (UTC)