User talk:Bkonrad/Archive 8

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WikiProject U.S. Regions update proposals

I have posted some proposed changes to the project on it's talk page. Please review them as soon as is convenient and let me know what you think. -JCarriker 12:07, Apr 29, 2005 (UTC)

The policy has been discussed and is has been drafted. It is now up for a vote on talk. -JCarriker 06:49, May 6, 2005 (UTC)
The vote has ended. You can find the results here. Please feel free, to participate in a follow up discussion. -JCarriker 07:01, May 13, 2005 (UTC)

"Articles that focus on a topic specific to a particular English-speaking country should generally conform to the spelling of that country. For example: * article on the American Civil War: U.S. usage and spelling * article on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: UK usage and spelling" What do you claim to mean by "proper?" -SV|t 22:51, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

"Proper title" is a dubious distinction with respect to PR terms and statescraft. BTW Dont forget to take care of all the redirects. Regards. SV|t 00:49, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Regarding your edits of Miami (disambiguation)

I formatted the page according to Wikipedia:Wikiprojects Location Format. тəті

Yes, and I disagree with that. olderwiser 13:44, May 15, 2005 (UTC)

Bob McEwen

Salve, Bkonrad!
Hope this message finds you well. I've nom'd one of my articles for FAC status and would appreciate your comments here. PedanticallySpeaking 19:02, May 26, 2005 (UTC)

Maple Grove Township, Cheboygan

In answering your message about the above topic, I was doing research on a manuscript years ago on northern lower Michigan history, and while looking at some old Cheboygan newspapers from 1942, I ran across the news story about Maple Grove Township and jotted the info for the writing.

W. Mark Felt

I nominated W. Mark Felt as a WP:FAC. As you commented on the Deep Throat talk page, I'd appreciate your comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/W. Mark Felt/archive1. PedanticallySpeaking 15:45, Jun 17, 2005 (UTC)


why do we need the deprecated old imperial units? Wikipedia is a global encyclopaedia and should use metric units solely. and btw all the ones where they had x feet (y metres) i actually just swapped them over, and left the feet in. The others i just put metres, as that is the Standard International unit of length. This may also be of interest to you. THE KING 10:44, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • Just noticed you reverted 14 Wall Street. I have undone your vandalism, please stop. THE KING 10:49, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Why, because you don't make the rules. There have been extensive discussions about this point and the consensus resolution is that non-metric units are acceptable (and should be the primary unit in U.S. articles). Metric units should also be provided, although many contributors haven't a clue what the metric equivalents of non-metric units are (or perhaps don't care what the metric is). Rather than removing non-metric units, you should simply add the metric units AND not reverse the placement of metric/non-metric units in U.S. articles. 11:53, Jun 19, 2005 (UTC)
  • Where have the extensive discussions taken place? I would like to see. Please read the article about Metrication. THE KING 12:46, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Style for numbers, weights, and measures and Wikipedia:Measurements_Debate. Various other discussions on this have regularly cropped up on the Village Pump and on talk pages of individual articles. The article on Metrication has no bearing whatsoever on Wikipedia guidelines for style and usage. olderwiser 15:18, Jun 19, 2005 (UTC)

Why have you broken the 3 revert rule wrt 14 Wall Street in order to perpetuate a preference for a system which is not the wikipedia preffered standard? I think we should compromise, i will be happy to accept metres and feet, as long as it is formatted metres (feet). I would appreciate you changing 14 wall street back to this format, which is acceptable to both parties. THE KING 01:36, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I have not broken the 3RR. The article is about a place in the U.S., and the most common convention for such articles is feet (meters). olderwiser 01:38, Jun 22, 2005 (UTC)
How can you say you haven't broken the 3rr when you clearly have? if this is your attitude to wikipedia i have no option but to conclude that you are not using wikipedia in good faith, and revert your edits. THE KING 05:37, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the fact check on KBS and Kellogg

Thanks for the fact check. I misremembered what they said on the tour. Dave (talk) 01:46, Jun 20, 2005 (UTC)

writing of history on Wikipedia


I’m a historian working at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University ( and we are very interested in digital historical works, including people writing history on Wikipedia. We’d like to talk to people about their experiences working on articles in Wikipedia, in connection with a larger project on the history of the free and open source software movement. Would you be willing to talk with us about your involvement, either by phone, a/v chat, IM, or email? This could be as lengthy or brief a conversation as you wish.

Thanks for your consideration.

Joan Fragaszy

jfragasz at gmu dot edu

Jackson County Republican Committee (Michigan)

I'd like to make an article about the Jackson County Republican Committee which will include some basic information about its early history, its committee chairs, et cetera. What would be the most appropriate article name? -- Michael Karazim 23:58, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Existence of God merger

I'm attempting to develop a consensus in favor of merging the Arguments against the existence of God and the Arguments for the existence of God articles. A beta version of the resulting article is available at Existence of God. To date, there seems to be consensus in favor of this merger on the "for" talk page, I'm now trying to get a consensus together on the "against" talk page. Please visit Talk:Arguments against the existence of God to weigh in. I'm copy-and-pasting this message to everybody who has contributed to that talk page. crazyeddie 05:48, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)