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Hi 1999sportsfan and welcome to Wikipedia. I've reverted your addition of the VOA userpage template as placing it would give them a badge of honour and not deny recognition. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 11:16, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Callanecc, sorry, I was unaware of this policy of denying recognition to vandals. I thought that this template would make it easier for users to identify accounts blocked as vandalism-only account. 1999sportsfan (talk) 11:34, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
No worries, if you're looking from a way to identify blocked users give User:NuclearWarfare/Mark-blocked script.js a go. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 11:37, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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Our article on Hinduism states "Hinduism is a diverse system of thought with beliefs spanning monotheism, polytheism, panentheism, pantheism, pandeism, monism, and atheism among others". We can't choose one of those to define it, so I've removed the polytheistic religion bit and corrected the grammar ("the Hindusim". Please don't reinsert it. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 07:29, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

OK, understood. 1999sportsfan talk to me 08:24, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much. Cooperation is always appreciated! Dougweller (talk) 14:11, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

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Your comments at AN/I[edit]

Hi, I hope you don't mind me contacting you directly at your Talk page. You recently made a comment at AN/I on my Topic Ban appeal. I'm surprised you Opposed it, I haven't run into you before and you are only recently registered. Can you tell me why you believe the Topic Ban shouldn't be lifted at this stage? I've acknowledged the behavioral issues and addressed them, and it is normal that after a period of time has passed, the editor will be allowed a chance and the Topic Ban lifted. I've spent the best part of 3 years under the Topic Ban and while it has been lifted previously only for it to be reimposed (a number of times), the "disruption" that people refer to isn't that the edits themselves were bad (vast majority are acknowledge as being good edits), but that the edits triggered disruption from a sock whenever anyone edits "British Isles" topics. I doubt that you've looked at this situation in detail since it spans many years, but if you've any questions you'd like to ask, or if there's anything in the proposal that you believe might address your concerns, please let me know. Thank you. -- HighKing++ 17:05, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Well, I regularly read the Admin's noticeboard/incidents as I sometimes report users. I have reported users before and I happen to see something about your topic ban. I decided to oppose the lifting of your topic ban because it seems you repeat the behavior that caused you to be topic banned. I hope you understand my intentions. 1999sportsfan (talk) 11:13, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

I noticed you did a page move on Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. Since you don't normally edit that page, I wasn't sure if it would be on your watchlist so I thought I'd give you a heads up that I've started an RfC on the question of the article title. Hopefully it will garner consensus on the title so that we can avoid disruption and confusion to readers. The RfC is here. Thanks. SW3 5DL (talk) 20:36, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

The reason I want to move the page to the other title was because I wanted to make it clear that it happened mainly in 2014. But it seems consensus does not want this. I am willing to respect consensus and I will not comment on this. 1999sportsfan (talk) 23:24, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

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