User talk:Addy-g-indahouse

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Everyone needs to feel welcome.[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Addy-g-indahouse, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome!  =David(talk)(contribs) 15:15, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Comments on my talk page about Original Research[edit]

Hey there! Welcome to Wikipedia.

You asked about Original Research: "does this include opinions we have, on a certain text that are based on true fact, either presented by the text or by sources other than the text??" The simplest answer is yes. An opinion is original research unless it can be supported by verifiable sources; this is an incredibly important part of Wikipedia, one of our guiding principles.

Now, as it relates specifically to the page at hand - I'm assuming you're talking about the Nazi/World War II connections to Harry Potter that you commented about. First of all, I agree that there are some striking, even eerie similarities. And I am sure that J.K. Rowling had that in mind when she wrote it. But she had centuries of modern history to draw upon when she wrote these books; how can we know that she drew on the Nazi concentration camps, for instance, and not the Darfur genocide? Or Hitler's rule, and not Kim Jong-Il's? Unless we have a verifiable source from J.K. Rowling herself, such as an interview or post in her blog, about the source of the tyranny within the Ministry of Magic in book seven, we can't assume that she chose any of these things.

I suggest a quick read of Wikipedia's policy on Original Research (click here) and Wikipedia's Verifiability guidelines. Then take a look at the procedures for citing sources. That should give you a pretty good overview. If you have more time, click on some of the links in the welcome paragraph I put at the very top of your talk page. And if you have any more questions at all, don't hesitate to come to my talk page and ask me more!

As for you thinking I have a childlike spirit - that is the greatest compliment anyone has ever paid me. Thank you so much. You've made my day!

Cheers! =David(talk)(contribs) 15:15, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Comments on my talk page about mathematical proofs[edit]

It sounds like quite an undertaking! I have little aptitude for mathematics; while I can see the need for it, it's all Greek to me. I would suggest posting your proofs on the talk pages for those prospective articles and seeing if they can give you any feedback on their inclusion. If they encompass a large amount of page space, you might consider putting them on a User Subpage and posting a link to it on the talk page. This would allow you to work on it for a few days, so that you have it all worked out before you display it for the people who watch those articles take a look at it.

Good luck with that! I'm glad to see you jumping into editing on this project with such eagerness. You're definitely being bold, and that's exactly what we need on Wikipedia. Let me know if you have any other questions! =David(talk)(contribs) 13:52, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for nice comments on Politics of Harry Potter[edit]

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I saw your user page on non-violence. Check out Leo Tolstoy's, The Kingdom of God is within you. Gandhi read and was inspired by the book. I don't have a shred of evidence but suspect that Rowling was inspired by it too. Note the resemblence of Tolstoy to a certain wizard. Libertycookies 08:22, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

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WikiProject Harry Potter[edit]

So glad to help! It's good to hear you're having a nice time on Wikipedia.

As for WikiProject Harry Potter, you can find more information here. Add your name to the list of participants here, in alphabetical order, and then just start editing! A note: WPHP is very strict about original research, Writing about Fiction, and reliable sources. Make sure you read those two guidelines and follow them closely!

Good luck! =David(talk)(contribs) 17:03, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Userboxes[edit]

I noticed on your userpage that you wanted to know about the little boxes people use to give information on themselves. They're called userboxes, and I'm not very good at explaining about them. If you want more information about them, go to WP:UBX. If you go down to "gallery" on the WP:UBX page, you can find all of the existing userboxes (organised in categories). To use any of the userboxes that you find, copy the template code found beside the userbox and paste it onto your page. You can use any of the organisational methods explained in "grouping userboxes" in WP:UBX, but I'm really sorry, but I can't explain them. If you have any more questions, you can ask me and I'll explain as best as I can. Shmooshkums 13:13, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Morals and Themes of Harry Potter[edit]

I pretty much agree with you that there could be a lot done to improve the morals and themes. But don't let the other editors get you down....in my early days of trying to get some of the political themes added to articles there was some serious edit wars and stonethrowing. I'm not sure yet if I've been domesticated or if everyone else just lets me post stuff that is from reasonable sources because I just won't go away. (sort of like a Gadfly (see Socrates.)

But as a suggestion, if you go to Google Search-News, and put in the theme you want sort on, you'll probably find some articles with similar views. Using the Google news archive will give you more. If you wanted to add some of those to the Politics of Harry Potter or simply grab that articles first paragraph about college courses and do a splinter article like Philosophy of Harry Potter, I don't see how they could stop you. I think the main objection editors have is us putting in our own views, but there isn't much new under the sun.

Here's a sample search: http://news.google.com/news?source=ig&hl=en&q=christianity+%22harry+potter%22+theme&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wn

PS: Right on with the non-violence! It is the harder path, but worthier. Check out aikido if you want to be a militant non-violent guy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Libertycookies (talkcontribs) 21:24, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Smile[edit]

Shmooshkums 23:26, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

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No problem[edit]

I was happy to help out, and I thank you for your gracious thank you. :) Some of the policies seem really simple until you start looking deeper at them, like WP:FU and some of the more contentious policies, like what constitutes WP:NPA and Uncivility. If you really want to bend your noodle, try looking at OR by synthesis. that's a particularly prevalent issue.
Take a historical movie like Braveheart or 300; both have fairly large historical inaccuracies, and a lot of folk will do some research and discover the actual history and want to include that research as a perfectly well-cited historical point, noting how the film was actually different from real history. And they would be wrong to do so. The sorts of notes of historical inaccuracy that can be noted are those made by the secondary source commenting about the inaccuracies in the film. A lot of people miss the difference, and a few users educated me on that after I had been making a lot of mistakes myself.
LOL, no, I would never run for political office - the pace is too grueling, and living my life in the spotlight/under the microscope seems like a livinghell to me. I imagine stardom is the same way... - Arcayne (cast a spell) 17:52, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
ooooh, cookies! lol! :) - Arcayne (cast a spell) 22:19, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome![edit]

Thanks for the smiley. Have a cookie!

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=David(talk)(contribs) 17:55, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

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