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The Malik case[edit]

Hey Brad/Bad(?). No idea if you ever knew or not, but I was following your case in some detail over at Wikipediocracy. In their wisdom, I am now no longer able to participate there, but I thought I'd be remiss in not letting you know the thread exists. If you've not read it, it probably makes interesting reading, if only for your own amusement. Even though people here were both reading and taking an active part in posting, I'm not aware of any of them telling you they were. In retrospect, I guess I should have told you myself, so that's ultimately on me. The specific thread is in the member's only area (in the portion of the site they restrict from Google) and is clearly marked as Malik etc. I wouldn't advise you signing up as Brad, or indeed taking any active part on the site, it's just not worth it. But to read the thread, you have to become a member. It's bizarre, as in your case it gave certain Wikipedians who were gunning for you more leverage, and the ability to make themselves look better in the process of royally shafting you, without actually even participating in the forum (even though it could be deduced by others that their unfettered presence there, as named members, could be seen as an endorsement of their use of the site in that way). Oddly, as a group, the Wikipediocrats seemed to have no problem with that at all (I raised that in another thread as a specific issue, but was quickly shot down). So that decision is definitely on them. Let me know if you ever need any advice in future, assuming of course you see anything in the thread you deem useful. Who knows, you might think I was harming your case, and if so, I apologise! I'm curious as to why, after all that, you thanked Dennis, but hey, absolutely don't answer that if you don't want to - I'll understand, believe me. Mighty Morphin Army Ranger (talk) 23:12, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Nice to meet you , Mighty Morphin Army Ranger . It seems I have some reading to do. I was just at your user page to see where you had mentioned me, and will be reading up on your contributions. Floquenbeam's behavior was of course despicable and violated numerous policies, but I am trying to put that behind me. Where can I read the Wikipediocracy stuff? Bad Dryer (talk) 18:55, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
FYI: Floquenbeam has recently handed his tools in and retired over another issue. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:37, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. Given the utterly despicable way he handled the Malik case, this is a very positive development - he was clearly unsuitable to handle administrative duties. Bad Dryer (talk) 15:38, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

AN[edit]

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Can't see me mentioned anywhere there.

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Nor here . Bad Dryer (talk) 15:39, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Palestine-Israel articles 3 arbitration case proposed decision posted[edit]

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Thanks for the notice, but I have no intention in participating in this farce. Bad Dryer (talk)

Martin Knutson[edit]

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This is material from NASA, which is not copyrighted.Bad Dryer (talk) 17:14, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

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I can understand the notice coming from a BOT, as above. You are presumably a human , and should pay attention to the explanations accompanying the article creation. Bad Dryer (talk) 20:17, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

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Battle of Karameh[edit]

Both 6 Israeli armored vehicles and 40 Jordanians dead are mentioned in the source. Here's the exact location. Makeandtoss (talk) 23:06, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

ok, that's a different source (p.180) than the one given in the article (p. 570). Feel free to re-add it with the new page number, but note that your source gives a figure of "half a dozen armored vehicles" - which is inclusive of both tanks and half-trucks - so the info box can't list this in addition to the figure of 4 tanks and 2 half trucks - that would be double counting. Also the "40 Jordanians killed" seems to refer only to the operation at Safi, not Karameh. Bad Dryer (talk) 23:19, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
The 40 Jordanians killed is added next to 28 Israelis killed, which is considered to be the Israeli casualties in the battle... So its a slight misunderstanding. --Makeandtoss (talk) 23:33, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
I don't think that's correct, as other sources give higher casualty figures for the Israeli side (the article gives a range of 28-33) Bad Dryer (talk) 23:35, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

We should continue this on the article's talk page - I will copy this discussion there. 23:37, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

I haven't stumbled upon any source giving a casualty number greater than 33 for Israel.--Makeandtoss (talk) 23:39, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
33> 28 :) Bad Dryer (talk) 23:40, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Carta (publisher)[edit]

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Liberty consensus[edit]

re [1] Actually, there is no consensus for inclusion. Pls revert . -DePiep (talk) 23:08, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

There actually is consensus for inclusion , as that has been in the article for well over a year. If you think the consensus has changed, and no longer supports inclusion, you need to show the new consensus for removal on the Talk page. Bad Dryer (talk) 23:26, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
"The actual consensus is ..." -- by what are you concluding? And don't skip the BF aspect. -DePiep (talk) 23:32, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
By the fact that this is the longstanding version in the article, for well over a year, including numerous edits by yourself which did not challenge it. You can read WP:CONSENSUS for more info, I direct your attention to the line that reads "Any edit that is not disputed or reverted by another editor can be assumed to have consensus". Bad Dryer (talk) 23:36, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
You might read it yourself. Consensus is about quality of the arguments, not your invention of "the longstanding version". And I note that you reverted without taking part in the duscussion (is why I thought you were an admin, you know: brutality). -DePiep (talk) 21:12, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Learn to read. ""Any edit that is not disputed or reverted by another editor can be assumed to have consensus". Bad Dryer (talk) 21:37, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]

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Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Palestine-Israel articles 3 closed[edit]

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November 2015[edit]

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Your opinions and presence is neither wanted nor requested on my page[edit]

Do not write on my talk page again or you will be reported for WP:Harassment. Trinacrialucente (talk) 23:24, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

You have quite some nerve. But no matter, I figure it is a short time until you are blocked. Bad Dryer (talk) 23:35, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

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AN/I[edit]

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January 2016[edit]

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Request reason:

I don't believe I have personally attacked any editor (and note the concurring opinion of an administrator on this matter here:[2]) , but will strike out or remove any offensive comment if unblocked (a courtesy not extended to me by people using vicious antisemitic slurs against me ([3]).
I noted that Nishidani takes a different view of consensual Man-boy sexual relations as evidenced by the fact that he repeatedly referred to these actions (which are a criminal offense in most countries) as "victimless", and going as far as putting the word "victim" , used by multiple reliable sources without quotes, in scare quotes in our article and then delivering a passionate defense of why such scare quotes are needed ([4]). He has also cited favorably the notion of Sotadic zone - the hypothesis that there exists a geographic zone in which pederasty is prevalent and celebrated among the indigenous inhabitants. This is common in NAMBLA literature, and I don't believe should be part of an encyclopedia, other than in an article about NAMBLA, of course. However, I will strike out those comments if editors believe they crossed the line. Bad Dryer (talk) 22:15, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Repeating the personal attack that caused you to be blocked in your unblock request is a guarantee that your request will not be granted. Saying you will strike comments upon request while continuing to repeat those comments is not a means of making amends or ensuring that you will not repeat this behavior. Liz Read! Talk! 00:59, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

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I just want to add that Nishidani has put victim in quotes because as he said, the sex was consensual. There is no such thing as consensual sex with a 15 year old. I don't know if NAMBLA literature was the way to go, but certainly putting victim in quotes and being called on it, and repeating the claim that at 15 you can have consensual sex with an adult is ludicrous. I would ask an admin to read the Ezra Nawi talk page. It's getting really hard to edit Wikipedia on the Israeli-Palestine side when any pro-Israeli editor is banned/blocked every couple of weeks. Either it's for being a sockpuppet, imagined or real. Yet we have on the other side people supporting organizations that support terror who get free passes. Shame on Wikipedia. As people told me last time I was blocked, that is why they stay away from the area, so no wonder the inherent bias. Sir Joseph (talk) 02:08, 31 January 2016 (UTC) Sir Joseph (talk) 02:00, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Welcome to Wikipedia. That's the way this place works. No admin will read the talk page. No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 21:31, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
I expect this will be removed, but since you also, the third person here, keep asserting falsehoods in my regard I would note, as a European, that you are wrong in asserting:

There is no such thing as consensual sex with a 15 year old

repeating the claim that at 15 you can have consensual sex with an adult is ludicrous.

Ages of consent in Europe
Personally, I think sex before 18 is deeply misguided (which makes me wildly out of touch with contemporary attitudes), and that adults who sleep with anyone under that age are indulging in an exploitation of a power advantage that is detrimental to the teenager, totally unacceptable and worthy of sanction. You won't believe this, of course.Nishidani (talk) 10:21, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
That's not what you said on the Ezra Nawi talk page, but kudos for feeling embarrassed enough to try to backpedal. No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 21:31, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Another personal attack, duly registered.Nishidani (talk) 11:54, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Duly registered, meaning you won't report it because you're too embarrassed that what you said will get a wider audience. I dispute the above being a personal attack and encourage you to report me if you think it is. No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 18:34, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
I think an indefinite block is too harsh. The subject matter is a heated and emotional issue. The statement could indeed be read as a personal attack, but it is not inherently illegitimate or off-topic. One must carefully word their comments in this instance. Brad Dyer should be unblocked and he can strike his comments as he has offered to do. Kingsindian   11:05, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
Perhaps you're forgetting the whole Malik brouhaha. I'd be very surprised if he were unblocked. No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 21:31, 31 January 2016 (UTC)
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Request reason:

I regret having made the personal comments about another editor. I easily could have made (and should have made) my point regarding the use of sources without the gratuitous reference to nambla, and without implying Nishidani supports it.
I recognize that implying such support is a personal attack, and will strike out those comments and not repeat similar statements in the future.

Decline reason:

This is the same sort of promise you made after your last indefinite block. I have every confidence that you will stir up another shit storm if you are unblocked. There may be an administrator foolish enough to unblock you, but it will not be me. Declined. HighInBC 17:45, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

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Block review discussion at WP:AN[edit]

Please see this. Kingsindian   11:33, 3 February 2016 (UTC)