User talk:Aquillion

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A Sock?[edit]

What are you talking about? I'm a human being. And why did you revert my edit without explanation? I am a new user but I've read deleting entire sections without explanation is called partial blanking vandalism and is frowned upon. I explained why I was adding the section on the discussion page. Why didn't you offer the same courtesy of discussing your edit/revert/whatever there? I intend to restore the section if I don't get a suitable explanation. If it happens again I intend to report your vandalism. Clear? --DKorn 01:48, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

You are a new user who, immediately after joining, rushed to an article and immediately reverted to the favored version of a previous user who was recently blocked and who has employed several other obvious socks. I think you will be hard-pressed to find anyone who wouldn't assume you're a sock under such circumstances. If you don't want to be taken for a sockpuppet of another user, I suggest that stop acting like one. Abandon Ray Nagin for a week or so, go to other articles, and edit there constructively for a while instead of immediately devoting all your edits to backing up someone else who is known for using frequent socks. Aquillion 01:54, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

Many Thanks[edit]

Thanks for supporting my RFA. It couldn't have happened without your effort. FeloniousMonk 18:08, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Freedom of religion[edit]

Aquillon, you wrote, "Worst of all, most of the religious people on Wikipedia seem to be Western Judeo-Christian faith; when religion is touched upon, this tends to slant it towards those faiths and away from many other major world faiths. "

This may be true to some extent but the current to-do list on the WikiProject does not reflect your opinion. There are many articles on the to-do list that I edited that, I have to admit, contain quite a lot of critical remarks, e.g. guru that user:Goethean complained about. Like Goethean, I am a Hindu, though a skeptical one, and the reason that that article and several other article contain sourced, notable attributed critical remarks as per the NPOV policy is not because it was edited by people with a "Western Judeo-Christian faith" but because I edited those articles.

If we really want to counter systematic bias following the NPOV policy then the solution is not to remove those critical remarks that perfectly follow NPOV policy but to insert more critical remarks at articles related to the " "Western Judeo-Christian faith", such as prophet, as I have already done a bit, though this is difficult for me, because I don't know much about the Abrahamic religions.

I also find the name of the project offensive, because I have not impeded anybody's freedom of religion. Andries 08:04, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for spotting the Skyscraper re-quote![edit]

Do you agree that it's ok, or is it annoying? Trollderella 23:05, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

I don't see anything wrong with leading an article with a quote; like you said on talk, there didn't seem to be much consensus one way or the other when it came up on the village pump, and it does add a certain amount of character. But I don't think it's worth worrying too much over either way. Aquillion 23:08, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

Able Danger and Nagin[edit]

The troll from 209.x.x.x appears to be the same person who has been making tendentious edits to the Able Danger article. Very similar modus operandi, just keep making edits to one copy of the article, reverting it repeatedly. It appears that this is also the same as Corwin8 who admits to being a paid political consultant. The reason the guy has changed his handle is that after calling me a liar and a NAZI he was likely to end up being blocked. --Gorgonzilla 02:00, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thank you very kindly for your support for my nomination. I promise your trust will not be misplaced; I may occasionally be slightly buzzed with power, but never drunk. ;) · Katefan0(scribble) 22:29, September 12, 2005 (UTC)


Thank you... I have one problem now... Memento is working and Memento (film) is working... but for some reason the link from Memento to the movie page redirects back at Memento, even though I've linked it correctly, and tried different linking methods. I couldn't find any redirection code or anything on the movie page... so I'm at a loss... Can you help? Sorry to bother you... -- NatsukiGirl\talk 05:59, 23 September 2005 (UTC)


Bizarre. I guess those others should just be restored. I'll do it if you don't want to. · Katefan0(scribble) 22:35, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

I completely understand. But I think it best to restore them just to avoid any suggested improprieties -- done now. Wouldn't worry about it too much, it's not really the place for that sort of thing. · Katefan0(scribble) 22:44, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

Pure wiki deletion system[edit]

I see that you are a supporter of the Wikipedia:Pure wiki deletion system; we have moved the proposal page from meta to here, and are looking for supporters to add their names, and help in making the proposal specific and detailed. Join us! JesseW, the juggling janitor 07:51, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Deleting is like what happen When God said to U

instead of saying you are deleted
in the same tone God whispered "condemned to Hell"
So all wikipedians said "amen" U r deleted !
mem wo-men PLUs so how do U all feel , great?> yak..!Alien2 07:23, 9 October 2005 (UTC)
recomend all newbies to go [[1]] there is no delete policy for anyone except add-to-it!

Thank you![edit]

A big thank you for your help and support, I look forward to meeting you in more productive contexts, Yours, Trollderella 23:55, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

More evacuation plan goodies[edit]

...happening on Karl Rove, in case you're interested. Suspected JCC sockpuppet User:DEastman showed up a few days ago, with User:John Henry soon following, so I became suspicious of that user too. And sure enough, today this John Henry user inserted some stuff about the evacuation plan. Just FYI. · Katefan0(scribble) 19:03, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I just wanted to say thank you for your support of my admin nomination. I look forward to the time when our Wikipedia paths, blended in amity, cross once again. —Wayward Talk 05:22, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Hermione1980's RfA[edit]

Thank you for your support on my RfA; I really appreciate it! I will do my best to live up to the trust you've shown in me. Thanks, Hermione1980 23:18, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Hydrocarbons on other planets[edit]

This article has been rewritten to reflect current knowledge. I urge you to take a look at it and reconsider your delete vote. Thanks. Denni 03:10, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Thank you very much[edit]

Thank you for your support Aquillion and much more thanks for your defence on my behalf, and understanding of some of the bad faith motives that some editors have been making against me. I look forward to working with you in the near future. :) --a.n.o.n.y.m t 22:45, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for policing the Bollywood page[edit]

Thanks very much for removing the linkspam at Bollywood. Usually I'm the vandalism patrol, but I was busy this afternoon. Nice to get some help. Zora 07:20, 28 October 2005 (UTC)


Hi Aquillion -- since you have occasionally shown up to watch for abuses on the ACLU article, I was wondering if you could put the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education also on your watchlist? FIRE is sort of a "conservative" ACLU; in as much as the ACLU article usually gets POV and vandalism from the right, FIRE gets it from the left. The article just recently attracted a rather heavy POV-pusher, and I don't want it to be just a him-versus-me thing. If you could keep a watch and add your input, that would be very helpful. Thanks in advance. Sdedeo 07:46, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

Compromise proposal on Template:Suicide[edit]

I have a possible solution to the dispute on Template talk:Suicide#Compromise proposal. When you have time, take a look at it and note your possible assent or not in the appropriate section. Thanks! — Phil Welch 22:29, 2 November 2005 (UTC)


Thank you so much for your support of my RfA, I guess you don't have to be Bernard Lewis to be an admin after all! Thanks again, I really appreciate it! Ramallite (talk) 04:00, 9 November 2005 (UTC)



Do you have a couple of minutes?

I'm busy debugging policy right now, and I'm interested in the following question:

How did you make the distinction between policy and essay in the case of WP:5P, to reach the conclusion you made in this [2] rv. ?

Which factors did you take into account, which previous knowlege, which procedures, etc?

Thanks for your time! Kim Bruning 04:54, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

Interesting answer. Thank you! Kim Bruning 06:30, 16 November 2005 (UTC)

KI's RFA[edit]

Thanks for the support, KI 01:40, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Frustration with 'voting' on AfD[edit]

I saw your comments on the Village Pump on vote solicitation. I've also been quite frustrated at the way 'voting' goes on AfD, and have stayed away from it for a while, as it was taking a day-and-a-half to wade through one days's worth of nominations. I've been kicking an idea around some, but but it feels too clunky and to fit in Wikipedia. If you are interested in talking about possibly doing something about AfD 'votes', drop me a line. -- Donald Albury (Dalbury)(Talk) 23:54, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Ah, OK. I'm not fond of that proposal. Oh well. -- Donald Albury (Dalbury)(Talk) 01:00, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Did you know? {{prod}} can have a parameter.[edit]

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Aguillion, I am not going to revert your restoration of this article. But what should I do? The contents is false. Since it is false, I doubt that one can find scholarship to support it. I asked the author of the article to provide sources, and he replied evasively. I did research and the only biblical historian I could find who uses the word Yahwism is John Noth, so I put that - with a citation - into the article. Do you know of any scholarship that supports the article? Why has Thadman not provided any sources or citations, even when asked to? Slrubenstein | Talk 15:43, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Re: welcome[edit]

Amazing how much some train-watchers care about their passion, isn't it? Anyway, thanks, that's very helpful. I retracted my warning to, so hopefully now this whole thing is behind us. TheJabberwʘck 04:20, 10 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for giving Chironares a nod in the right direction. :) - Mgm|(talk) 18:47, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Don't understand your opinion.[edit]

Hi, you made a comment earlier [3] and I don't understand it all. I started the poll to get a broader range of peoples' opinions, especially people unassociated with the article. I'd like to understand what you mean. Thanks. Ste4k 17:17, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

I've replied to your comment over on my page. Just letting you know. Ste4k 19:05, 20 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for that information. They are probably encyclopedic, but I deleted the article based on the fact that there was very little content and no context. Academic Challenger 07:57, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

My RfA[edit]

Thankyou for your participation in my RfA. Due to an almost even spread of votes between Oppose and Support (Final (16/13/6)) I have decided to withdraw for now and re-apply in a couple of months as suggested. I thank everyone for their kind support of my editorial skills; it meant a lot to me to get such strong recommendations from my fellow editors. If you ever have any hints as to how I can improve further, I would love to hear from you. ViridaeTalk 15:24, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Warcraft AfD[edit]

The whole vote is bad faith, the person who started it even said so himself. Why did you open it again? Havok (T/C/c) 14:32, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Point of clarification: I have never said that the AfD was in bad faith. It is rather impossible for me to make objective assessments of my own actions anyhow. If you object to the reopening, then WP:AN is the place to bring it up as Aquillion isn't a sysop himself. Kaustuv Chaudhuri 23:24, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

re: Kino's Journey[edit]

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If my post to Chairboy on AN/I confused you, I apologize. It was an inside joke between him and I about something he had said to me the other day. As far as I know, he was simply providing the link to the essay on "wrong version protected". I'm not aware that either he or myself are involved in the article being reported. Lsi john 20:58, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Whoops. I got the names mixed up... it was Chairboy's comment that confused me, not yours. Oh well... it doesn't really matter, since User:CBM, who the complaint was directed at, wasn't the one who protected that page either. --Aquillion 21:04, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi. You wrote: "rm. quote. One person's quote does not illustrate or significantly describe larger popular usage." I agree. That is solved by adding more quotes. Please see Wikipedia:Guidelines for controversial articles. These type of popular use sections on wikipedia pages are common. They have to start somewhere. An anonymous user added the quote. It is wrong to delete sourced info, especially from newcomers. See WP:BITE. The quote is accurate. I listened to the NPR audio online. You can too. --Timeshifter 05:44, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

There are numerous problems with the quotation in any case. First, it is not describing Corporatism, merely using the word in passing. A quotation intended to illustrate usage should focus on the word itself, preferably exclusively. Second, it isn't a 'popular' usage of corporatism by any stretch of the imagination--it comments on the present U.S. healthcare system, calling it corporatism, which is not part of any widely-accepted popular usage that I am aware. This isn't an article on the U.S. healthcare system, so it hardly belongs there. Additionally, the text made no effort to work the quotation into a discussion of how the term is used more broadly; I do not think, given the tangental and unrepresentitive nature of the quote, that it is possible to work it into a discussion of how it is used more broadly. Finally, and given the above, it's worth pointing out that Ron Paul has some very enthusiatic supporters online, to the point where quotes and references to him are frequently mentioned in inappropriate places by his supporters online; I think that, given the generally tangental and inapplicible nature of this quote to the place it was put, its extremely inapproprate length, the way in which it focused more on Ron Paul's views than on the article's subject, and the fact that no effort was made to work it into the text, it is plain that the anonymous user who added was influenced by their desire to insert as many references to Ron Paul as possible. While we certainly shouldn't WP:BITE new users, they do often fail to understand Wikipedia policies; WP:AGF does not mean we cannot fix their mistakes when they make them. This quote is, plainly and unquestionably, a mistake... if you must have a quote there, find one by a well-known scholar and use that, one talking primarily about corporatism and not something else. Using random tangentials on the U.S. healthcare system just because they happen to have the word 'corporatism' in them will detract more than it informs. --Aquillion 15:58, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
I see your point about scholarly usage versus usage in partisan politics. Maybe the section title should be changed from "In popular usage" to "In popular culture". I think that would be more accurate. Scholarly usage is already covered in the article. Many articles have sections about popular usage in popular culture. That is what I was referring to, not popular scholarly usage. See Mark Twain in popular culture, The Thunder, Perfect Mind#In contemporary culture, etc.. For many more examples: --Timeshifter 16:50, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Image Issues[edit]

Known Issue, moan at Wp:TWINKLE, I've already mentioned it once to them. Sfan00 IMG 09:07, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Star Control template[edit]

OK, I've restored it. I honestly didn't think anyone would revert all those redirects without talking to me about it. If you're interested in discussing the merits of the merge, by the way, Kizor and I are doing so. Andre (talk) 05:59, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Just so you understand why I deleted it -- after substing it on the List article I had made, it wasn't used on any articles, so I deleted it per the CSD on housekeeping. Andre (talk) 06:00, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

speedy keep[edit]

thank, that was the first good explanation of the speedy keep, I appreciate your taking the time. Pdbailey 12:23, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Pete and Repeat[edit]

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AfD nomination of List of grassroots organizations[edit]

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can you advise?[edit]

Hi, I see your recent edit at Wind power. I presume the "wind-watch" site is skewed to promote wind power?

On a broader level, I do think we should make a determined effort to produce a scientifically cautious perspective. I'm certainly an advocate of wind power, but WP's article, I believe, will have more authority in the tangled web of power-generation politics and emissions policy if it is seen to be carefully NPOV. What do you think? Tony (talk) 04:02, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I agree with your reply. However, just one point: (from credible peer-reviewed journals when writing about scientific topics, for instance) then we'll end up with an NPOV article naturally"—pharameceutical companies are well-known for funding lots of studies of their products, but vetoing the publication of all but those that cast the products in a positive light. WP can't escape the need to assess, summarise, choose, and that by itself is hard to differentiate, on occasions, from the NOR doctrine. This is not widely enough acknowledge, IMO. Tony (talk) 07:03, 8 August 2009 (UTC)


Please see: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MooniesBorock (talk) 07:40, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

You er...[edit]

...might want to sign this! Thanks for your support, though, it's very much appreciated! HJMitchell You rang? 13:40, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

RfA Thanks[edit]



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Opinion on inclusion of keys?[edit]

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Give me a break[edit]

There is little point in bending over backwards to excuse Ryulong's attempts to make me look as bad as possible by skewing a source's already debatable interpretation to be slanderous. He could have provided my original quote that Isquith uses, but no, he very deliberately put the worst spin imaginable on it. His agenda is clear, and it has no business on Wikipedia. You can deal with the problem or ignore it, but until it is fixed, I can only hope *not* to be cited on that page. Auerbachkeller (talk) 15:20, 13 November 2014 (UTC)


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GamerGate draft[edit]

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Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

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A little credit where credit is due[edit]

Hi, Aquillion -- I just wanted to take a moment to note that I found this to be a very well-phrased and on-point analysis of the relevant policy issues with regard to that contentious matter. You found a way to talk about the problematic nature of that content that didn't rely on condemnation of the parties behind the sources or our own involved editors, but which rather focused instead only on the relevant policy and community consensus. I like a well-constructed, well-presented and neutral argument, so... Thumbs up.  :) Snow let's rap 05:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

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Fixed Thought I'd take a look at it. Turns out that the paragraph you removed was duplicated in the article. I've removed it. — Strongjam (talk) 01:13, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments on Political Correctness article edits.[edit]

Aquillion, thank you for your comment in support of the fact that I had indeed cited reliable sources for everything I had added to the Political Correctness article in reference to the writings of Geo. Orwell. Much appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Professor JR (talkcontribs) 15:58, 11 June 2015 (UTC)


I responded at BLPN, but I'm not sure if the ping worked.Anythingyouwant (talk) 12:56, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

RFC closure challenge[edit]

The closing of an RFC in which you participated, is being challenged at WP:AN#RFC closure challenge - Cwobeel (talk)

‎News sources as primary[edit]

Under no circumstances are news sources of this sort considered secondary sources in biography or other kinds of history: they date from the event in question and are part of the event, not an impassionate outside source writing by reviewing things created during the event. You may wish to go through the review literature published in The Journal of American History (these reviews are tertiary sources, consisting of scholarly critiques of secondary sources) and see how many newspapers are reviewed there. Or if you disagree with the number of news articles reviewed there, you may wish to complain to the editor; after working with him a couple years ago, I can guess his response. But I'm not going to bother doing anything: I'm tired of getting overwhelmed by Randies who think they know scholarly terminology better than professional scholars do. Just don't get surprised that the backlogs get bigger when you drive off the administrators who spend their time trying to close them in accordance with the strongest discussion points, rather than by vote counting. And don't be surprised when you try to use newspapers as secondary sources in medical articles, since the medical editors have done a good job of documenting professional standards in their disciplines. Nyttend (talk) 01:59, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

You may wish to consult with Britannica's editors and ask whether encyclopedia writing be different from scholarly writing. I will continue to enforce the actual sourcing standards demanded by the terminology in the relevant policy, "A primary source may only be used on Wikipedia to make straightforward, descriptive statements of facts that can be verified by any educated person with access to the primary source but without further, specialized knowledge" (in this case, interpretation is necessary to determine that it's a critical event warranting intro mention), so it would be appreciated if you'd stop trying to convince me that sword-wielding skeletons were involved in the Peloponnesian War. You will hear no more from me on this topic until you can get Ed Linenthal to contact me (he has my email address) and tell me that you're right. Nyttend (talk) 02:24, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
What I find fascinating is the appeal to authority here, as if Wikipedia needs to follow a scholar's best practices. If that was the case, we will not have Wikipedia, we would have Citizendium, and we all know where that ended up. What is also amazing to me is that an editor with 180,000 edits in WP and an admin to boot can be so wrong. - Cwobeel (talk) 04:15, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

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Thank you very much for your effort in surveying and summarizing a sample of the sources of Americans for Prosperity in support of an important decision in editorial direction. Hugh (talk) 06:13, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

"rv; the list of examples isn't duplicated, no. And you know this is the case, since you've argued against their inclusion before." (Antifeminism)[edit]

It's a bit weird to respond to an edit summary via a talk page, maybe, but you addressed me directly and I wasn't going to make an edit just to reply in the history. Anyhow, the beginning of the sentence I removed was absolutely duplicated, word for word, and needed to be removed in one place or other. The second example in the sentence wasn't duplicated, true, which I actually hadn't noticed when I first made the revision. When I did notice it, I thought about editing it into the sentence I'd kept, but that example itself had been part of the whole back-and-forth revising when the duplication happened (first there was no second example, then I added one, then my addition was replaced with this different one) and I wasn't sure what to do about it, so I decided to let that be for the moment. JudahH (talk) 20:38, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, I realized I'd been confused by that after I posted it (and started to make an edit to merge the two versions together, but someone else already did it.) Sorry about that. --Aquillion (talk) 20:52, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
NP; glad that detail got sorted out quickly, at least. JudahH (talk) 20:59, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Near Death Experiences[edit]

Hello Aquillon

hope u r well

You made the following edit:

  • Connection to the cultural beliefs held by the individual, which seem to dictate the phenomena experienced in the NDE and the later interpretation thereof.[1]

to the near death experiences page - could you please add the page of the book from which citation is taken ? because citation does not sound right to me


--Ferrer1965 (talk) 00:50, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

no one but liberland claims the area[edit]

only the government of liberland claims the area. crroatia even said the ydo not claim the area but that they think Serbia claims the area even after the Serbian government released an official statement that they did not claim the area. So no country other than liberland controls the area — Preceding unsigned comment added by Splashyelephant2003 (talkcontribs) 00:05, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

There were two refs stating that the land is claimed by both; I've added a third one. Jedlička says that Serbia and Croatia do not claim the land, but most sources disagree with him. --Aquillion (talk) 01:34, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Reversions to the Gamergate lede[edit]

Could you clarify what you meant in your edit summary on the GGC talk page(apologies if you have and I missed it)? I don't really get what you mean, and how it applies to the email campaign. Best Wishes. Brustopher (talk) 00:00, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Dammit, the second part of my edit summary got cut-off (that part was referring to the second sentence); after the comma, it also said that I wasn't sure the email campaigns were high enough priority to put in the lead. But thinking about it, it might be worth mentioning them... let me try another way of putting it. --Aquillion (talk) 00:04, 26 July 2015 (UTC)


Main concern there is redundancy. Compare the second paragraph to the third:

  • "In the 4chan post that Ars Technica said may have coined the hashtag"
  • "reported that a series of logs from 4chan chat rooms and discussion boards indicated that the #NotYourShield hashtag was created on 4chan"

This is saying the same thing. It's important to note Ars is citing the logs, but it's essentially a drawn out version of the sentence in the preceding paragraph. Which is why I discussed it with the other editor on his talk page. Wouldn't referring to the logs in the second paragraph provide enough information given what's said in the previous one?--Kung Fu Man (talk) 02:46, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps simply move the second sentence to the first paragraph, give it some needed length? When read aloud it does feel like it's repeating itself. What do you think?--Kung Fu Man (talk) 03:24, 7 August 2015 (UTC)



  1. ^ Holden, Janice Miner (2009). The Handbook of Near-death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publishing Data. 

Moral panic[edit]

Please see my comments at talk:moral panic. I'm writing this here since I don't know if you watch that page or not, and I didn't ping you there. Etamni | ✉   11:03, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

damn good argument[edit]

I like when someone, in one sentence, encapsulates an incredibly difficult WP policy point. So thanks for posting "politicians or people from think-tanks calling their opponents 'fascists' doesn't belong on Fascism, because we recognize that as a rhetorical device and unlikely to to reflect any sort of political-science consensus" on the talk page for Moral panic. AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 18:15, 9 September 2015 (UTC)


I don't know how well these ping things work nowadays, so here I am to mention that I have responded to you.Anythingyouwant (talk) 02:35, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Heron, Belford & Goker[edit]

On Talk:Gamergate controversy, I see you refer to Sexism in the circuitry: female participation in male-dominated popular computer culture by Heron, Belford & Goker but as far as I can see in the talk page archives, only selective quotes have been offered and the entire article is not available. Do you know of an online location where the entire article can be read in order to see the the context of the quotes? Thanks. Liz Read! Talk! 13:34, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Liz: The lead author has uploaded it here. — Strongjam (talk) 13:42, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Strongjam, that's exactly what I was looking for! Liz Read! Talk! 13:46, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

MOS:IDENTITY is being revisited: How should Wikipedia refer to transgender individuals before and after their transition?[edit]

You are being contacted because you contributed to a recent discussion of MOS:IDENTITY that closed with the recommendation that Wikipedia's policy on transgender individuals be revisited.

Two threads have been opened at the Village Pump:Policy. The first addresses how the Manual of Style should instruct editors to refer to transgender people in articles about themselves (which name, which pronoun, etc.). The second addresses how to instruct editors to refer to transgender people when they are mentioned in passing in other articles. Your participation is welcome. Darkfrog24 (talk) 02:23, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Need your input for a dispute resolution on the Bill Cosby article[edit]

Hello, I noticed that you had some comments on the Bill Cosby talk page and was hoping you could help us resolve an issue. Please see the section titled "Discussion: Should the lead sentence mention the sexual assault accusations?". Thanks! Hamsterlopithecus (talk) 04:06, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

This thread is forum shopping and IDHT behavior. Hamster totally reordered talk page sections, placing them in opposite order and thus changing the meaning and progression. They also changed headings made by others, and also created an improperly formed RfC to hijack the discussion. All is now restored. We had a consensus until this disruption occurred. This is massive IDHT behavior, and this thread should be closed. Such behavior should not be rewarded. Hamster should be blocked for this. -- {{u|BullRangifer}} {Talk} 19:58, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

October 2015[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Political correctness. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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