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Bar examination - archived discussion page[edit]

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If only we knew the identity of the anonymous poster . . . Horwitz101 (talk) 17:56, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

On the franchise section of Frozen[edit]

Your effort is highly appreciated. However, are you considering an article for the franchise? Thanks!Forbidden User (talk) 16:14, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

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DYK for Walt Disney Animation Studios[edit]

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Query on reversion[edit]

Hi,

I noticed that you reverted my edit on the grounds of following normative writing conventions. Is not a prominent guide for media writing from a well-known national body basing its recommendations [off research|http://www.samaritans.org/media-centre/media-guidelines-reporting-suicide/new-advice-journalists-suicide-reporting-academic] (World Health Organisation), and that have been adopted by a national press standards body (UK Press Association) not a suitable reference to show that such use is conventional (even if others do continue to use "commit", which implies criminalisation from its etymology)?

Best wishes,

Martin — Preceding unsigned comment added by MartinPaulEve (talkcontribs) 18:00, 13 August 2014 (UTC)


Please change the tone of your posts[edit]

Dear UCLA corporate lawyer,

No need to use the term "INCOMPETENT" on edit summaries when reverting good faith edits or leaving remarks on how ignorant a user is on their talk pages, especially of people you don't know anything about. I realize Wikipedia may be your personal playground and outlet to channel your legal and excellent editing skills, but also realize it is shared by others and a more civil tone would be better for everyone. Best wishes.Gugvista (talk) 23:16, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

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KABC-TV[edit]

Dear Coolcaesar, could you please take several pictures of the KABC-TV studios in Glendale. If you do the travel, please also make a stop to take picture from 1402 Flower Street (Disney Animation Research Library) and the 1300 Flower Street (Disney Day Care Center). It would be great and mostly complete the Disney offices in Grand Central Creative Campus. Sincerely --GdGourou - °o° - Talk to me 21:50, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks to handle my request. --GdGourou - °o° - Talk to me 05:41, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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I responded a week or two ago and just wanted to let you know that I did. SantiLak (talk) 22:25, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Civil tone[edit]

Hello Coolcaesar,

Some of you comments and talk page responses fall outside of Wikipedia's guidelines on civility. Please review the policies in place at WP:CIVIL in regards to this topic. Thanks. --FuriousFreddy (talk) 02:57, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Global account[edit]

Hi Coolcaesar! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:37, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

February 2015[edit]

Please stop your disruptive behaviour. Your behaviour is verging on harassment. Wikipedia prides itself on providing a safe environment for its collaborators, and harassing edits, such as the one you made to Disney Renaissance, potentially compromise that safe environment. If you continue behaving like this, you may be blocked from editing. TJRC (talk) 23:41, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

US vs U.S.[edit]

You aren't exactly right there. See MOS:NOTUSA. "In American and Canadian English, U.S. (with periods and without a space) has long been the dominant abbreviation for United States. US (without periods) is more common in most other national forms of English. Some major American style guides, such as The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.), now deprecate U.S. and prefer US. Use of periods for abbreviations and acronyms should be consistent within any given article and congruent with the variety of English used by that article." Dougweller (talk) 16:09, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Delegated legislation[edit]

Your material added to Delegated legislation is contradictory and misplaced. As Wikipedia is not a US court, American courts are nothing more than mere commentators, and their opinions should not be afforded any more deference. IMO the quote clearly concedes that the executive branch legislates and adjudicates, and should be left on its own without commentary, as an obviously underdeveloped legal theory would deserve nothing more than a "C-" in an undergraduate political science course at a community college. More analysis is needed than the opinion of a single court focused norrowly on fitting a square peg into a round hole. Int21h (talk) 07:14, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Personal attack in edit summary at Circle 7 Animation[edit]

07:37, 15 June 2015‎ Coolcaesar (talk | contribs)‎ . . (8,273 bytes) (-1)‎ . . "Countermand good faith edit by Spshu. The version without the hyphen has been prevalent in formal business English for almost 20 years. Try reading Fortune or Bloomberg Businessweek more often."
Spell check shows that is not spelled right. And you cease making personal attacks hidden behind "Countermand good faith edit" as you have no business telling me what to read or to assume that I do or don't read a particular publication. WP is not a "formal business" publication in any case. Nor does "companywide" show up in dictionaries, dictionary.com, the Free Dictionary, Webster-dictionary.com, Merriam-Webster. Cambridge business dictionary says they are equal valid. Oxford dictionary (through One Look) indicates "company-wide" while Wordnik indicates both. Businessdictionary.com does not come up with "companywide" but either "company-wide" or "company wide". Spshu (talk) 14:11, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

"companywide"[edit]

Came here to discuss the same edit] as Spshu (currently directly above this), but not quite the same aspect, so starting a new section... Might be worth noting that CMoS says for -wide constructions, according to this PDF: "Closed if listed as such in Webster's. If not in Webster's, hyphenated." Wikipedia does not use CMoS exclusively, but the main MOS references it as one authoritative source among several, so it appears to carry more weight than various business publications. Just my two cents. --Fru1tbat (talk) 18:04, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

On countermanding[edit]

Hi, Coolcaesar. I thought I should let you know countermand means to revoke (an order) or declare (a vote or election) invalid, not just "to oppose" or "counter" something, according to the New Oxford American Dictionary. Cheers! ;) —zziccardi (talk) 14:27, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

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UC Regents[edit]

Your response is requested at Talk:Regents of the University of California#Recent title change. --Tt(talk/contribs) 10:56, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Walt Disney[edit]

I noticed your edit summary here. I see it was already explained to you that you are incorrect in your understanding of how US and U.S. are used in various countries. I am here to warn you against misusing the term "vandalism". Please consult WP:VAND and please do not again misuse the term. Thanks. --John (talk) 19:10, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Photo of Corus Entertainment HQ[edit]

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I just found your picture of the Corus Entertainment building on the lakeshore ( Corusentertainment.jpg ), and I'm writing to say thanks! It's a really good photo of the building, from an unusual angle. Here's a barnstar for your effort! PKT(alk) 23:44, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Policy discussion in progress[edit]

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Forbes contribution[edit]

Listen, the only reason why I add informations from Forbes contributors is because others have used and done it vehemently and severely in many other wiki pages most notably pertaining to superhero pages. For example, look at The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice among others, they have been quoting either Scott Mendelson or Mark Huges (from Forbes). From poster reviews to trailer reviews. And it's not just once. If the trailer for the film, say Civil War, comes out three times, they always add his review of all the three trailers and quote him. Why isn't that being checked? The only time I'll stop adding from Forbes is when Justice and equality prevails. U can't target some users for doing an illegal thing (I assume) and go on living knowing that there are others out there committing the same mistakes. Yes, I am fully aware that I have been warned perhaps once or twice. In the page, Frozen Fever I was not to add reviews from Mendelson, I accept that that, but then I go on reading other articles but found his reviews to be in some of them. I don't think is unfair to take box office information from them. Because they have accurate data and are professionals at what they do. Infact Scott a Mendelson is one of the best box office pundit out there, comparing to the likes of Nany Tartaglione, Anita Busch and Anthony D. Alesandro of Deadline.com, McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter and Brad Brevet of Box Office Mojo. So I feel it's not wrong to take box office information from him. Yeah maybe reviews. Infact the exact figures for the most expensive film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strangers Tides was provided by Forbes contributors and they are still out there in numerous pages and no one is having a single problem. I don't think so Forbes company would wanna pay their employee if they circulate inaccurate information. Who wants to be besmirched right?. So please, put checks on those who put reviews on those superhero pages as well. I would like to see them (the reviews) being vanished then I can be content that equality prevails.

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09, March 20 (UTC).
Ok, if Forbes is such an unreliable source, then why don't u try reverting those informations taken from Forbes, like the trailer reviews in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice etc, you'll have legions of writers attacking u, legions I'm telling u. I don't have any problem, but they will, so PLEASE I insist u to revert those edits taken from Forbes, if it is such an unreliable source. Please go revert it and see multitudes of contributors pitting u. And yes the exact figure for the "most expensive film ever made" which is held by Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is given by Forbes, so please, talk is cheap, go here, List of most expensive films and go revert the edit because Forbes is so unreliable to u and let's see how u hold up to those contributors argue with u. I don't have any problem. But they will so good luck. I'll just sit back, relax and enjoy the conversation. Go on. Also try reverting to the $279.9 million budget of Avengers: Age of Ultron (also from Forbes) and see how ur edit will be revert more quicker than "blink-and-you'll-miss" moment of Rita Ora on Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Civility[edit]

I'd like to refer you to Wikipedia's guidelines on Civility at WP:CIVIL. Ad hominem attacks are neither helpful nor appreciated. (67.183.142.93 (talk) 00:36, 30 March 2016 (UTC))

Just stopping by to say I agree, Coolcaesar can you please stop it with edit summaries like this. This is unacceptable. 1. The way you name the users you correct makes it seem like you have a problem with them as people, not their actions. 2. Calling it "Engrish" can be very disheartening to editors actually trying to learn English. 3. It just has a rude and condescending feel to it. And I see you've had issues with this in the past. Maybe now is the time to start a new leaf. Sro23 (talk) 08:31, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
I agree - you need to work on this still. Inappropriate behavior and personal name calling on talk pages and in edit history are not appreciated. Jooojay (talk) 05:21, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Your tone[edit]

I do not appreciate the abrasive tone of your comments aimed at me on the US state talk page. Your disparaging words were both uncivil and unconstructive. Please remember that Wikipedia is not a scholarly journal and that not everyone is as steeped in the law as you are. Drdpw (talk) 19:31, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Common law[edit]

Furhter participation from you at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Common_law#Proposal

My note, asking for your further participation --


       Thanks Coolceaser. I added that very explanation in a footnote as soon as the issue surfaced -- I didn't discuss it on the Talk page because I engaged with it in the text. I can't do it now, but I'll move the footnote into the text within a day or so. Does that close out the "connotations" issue? 98.229.147.75 (talk) 14:18, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
       Ah, I see Qexigator already took care of it. Thanks.
       Now we come to the other problem. This is another round with an editor that is singing the tune of the Cliven Bundy / no Sixteenth Amendment crowd, the folks that insist that the common law ended with the American Revolution, that we still operate under the common law as it existed in 1789, and all subsequent legal developments are unconstitutional. Up the page, you'll see that Qexigator pointed us to the National Liberty Alliance web site. Whether Qexigotor is or is not part of this bunch, I don't know -- but the points he wants to introduce are the same ones that Coolceasar and Famspear and I have repelled in the past.
       I believe the article should, first of all, be accurate. As one example, "the common law" is as recent as the Supreme Court's opinion from 10AM this morning, not frozen in time in 1789. In today's world, Antonin Scalia and Steven Breyer are the relevant authors of the common law.  Coke or Blackstone are not "law" -- they're just commentaries.   Etc. etc.  The article should not imply otherwise.
       Similarly, other artifacts of the 1890 description from Black's 1st Ed -- which had carried forward almost verbatim though the 1969 edition, despite Erie, FRCP, merger of law and equity, and the Field Code and all the rest -- should not be presented as current fact. Fine to discuss historical artifacts if they are labeled as obsolete, but it's not OK to present them as current reality.
       That's the current point of disagreement.
       98.229.147.75 (talk) 14:36, 6 June 2016 (UTC)  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.229.147.75 (talk)  


Later same day --

If you have any questions about who's acting in good faith and who isn't, take a look at this [1] -- Qexigator proposes to remove all cites to the current edition of Black's, so that he can run with his agenda.

I think it's time to ask to have Qexigator banned. I have no idea how any of that admin stuff works.

98.229.147.75 (talk) 01:05, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Disney Renaissance[edit]

Just a quick ping here, since I know a revert of a revert [2] can be seen as antagonistic/aggressive. I do understand that story titles are denoted by quotation marks; my (rhetorical) question in my original edit was as to why they were being used in this case. The particular usage here indicates a character name, not a title. I was choosing to remove the quotation marks and leave the wording alone, but it would be equally valid to leave the quotation marks and delete the preposition (based on the story "Rapunzel"). Grandpallama (talk) 18:20, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Typo[edit]

Regarding your edit of my typo. I noticed that you called it a "weird typo." It was a lower case "p", and you simply changed it to a capital "P". There was absolutely nothing "weird" about it. I'm not sure why you chose that adjective (or why you even felt the need to describe it at all) I notice that you have previously had comments on your talk page about your tone. You should really heed those previous comments. Thanks for your time.Wikicontributor12 (talk) 03:24, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Tone[edit]

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University of California[edit]

Hey, thanks for your additions. I wanted to make some edits to what you wrote. I think some words should be taken out to preserve the objective feel of the article. Like taking out 'desperately' form "supporters desperately believed" and 'extraordinarily' from "become an extraordinarily long constitution". Would you agree? Rybkovich (talk) 05:30, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

August 2016[edit]

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Choosing your words carefully[edit]

I appreciate your work but the use of the word "vandalizing" is extremely out of context. Have a good day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Madrican (talkcontribs) 22:52, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Update is not a good edit summary[edit]

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Recent edits to HeinOnline[edit]

Thanks for reviewing as I edited - please feel free to review after I have finished posting this segment. As to utilizing negative reviews for balance, I agree = but there aren't any. Please add them if you find them or send the reference my way and I will get them posted. Thewizardsgirl (talk) 03:28, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Copyright[edit]

Hello, I'm working for a german geography university professor, searching free pictures for his new book about the geography of the economie for students in south america (in spansich). I would like to use a picture of the Silicon Valley like yours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Siliconvalley.JPG. Would you allow us to use the image for free, naming you as the source(which name, your username?)? King regards, Klara KBBKol (talk) 12:43, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

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I need a great lawyer[edit]

I recently discovered your comments on the Cumis Counsel page and wanted to try and make contact with you. I need help and it seems like you're the most knowledgeable expert on the subject particularly with your interest in healthcare. Can you contact me at BerthasBoy @aol.com? I'd really appreciate the chance to speak with you. I understand you may actually be close to Sacramento where I live. I hope to hear from you. Thanks BerthasBoy (talk) 05:20, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

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Don't patronize me.[edit]

Re. your revision of my edit to Magna Carta: it's one comma, and you're welcome to it; I'm not about to fight over it. But don't presume to browbeat me, or hope I'll be intimidated by the phrases "close reading" and "full parse tree". I am not impressed. I know how to use a comma. I happen to feel strongly that your preferred style is wooden and ugly, but it is not wrong; when you seek to make your own prose taste a question of "maintain[ing] the correct pacing" (my emphasis), however, you overreach. Your comma is not "correct": it is merely yours. If your parse tree strictly forbids any other pacing, maybe you should consider clinging less fiercely to your parse tree. And stop using "countermand" in reversion summaries, please: you are not my superior officer. Your supercilious tone may be getting more subtle over time, but it is still alienating your fellow editors.

Regulov (talk) 07:32, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Well, it's a relief we won't have to "rewrite the entire article from scratch."

Regulov (talk) 15:21, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

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Bay Area WikiSalon February reminder[edit]

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Marsy's Law[edit]

Hi Coolcaesar, I see you are a lawyer and have made some constructive edits to pages like California Penal Code. I posted a simple edit request at Marsy's Law last month asking editors to include recently enacted Marsy’s Laws in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. I thought this might be something you may like to review based on your interests. Can you look it over? I have a conflict of interest that is fully disclosed on the Marsy's Law Talk page and I will not edit the page myself. Instead, I have worked with others in the past to update Marsy's Law and created Marsy's Law (Illinois) through WP:AfC, but have had trouble finding assistance from editors for the most recent changes. I would appreciate any help you may be able to provide or any advice on where I might be able to find help if not. Thank you. JulieMSG (talk) 23:37, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

2017 Art And Feminism Wikipedia Editathon @ CCA[edit]

You are invited! - Friday, March 10 - SF CCA ArtAndFeminism 2017
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Common law[edit]

Could you take a look at Talk:Common law -- Quexigator asserts that Black's 10th Ed and Bryan Garner's dictionary "look like a student's garbled notes of a lecture" At "court of record" you had some choice things to say about the absurdity of some edits -- it might be appropriate here too. 50.169.56.27 (talk) 22:20, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Your invitation: Bay Area WikiSalon series at Noisebridge[edit]

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The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. This month we are meeting at Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace in the Mission near 16th Street BART (temporary change of venue). The good news is this means that you can bring spontaneous guests if you forget to RSVP!

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Reminder: Tonight is Bay Area WikiSalon at Noisebridge[edit]

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Wednesday night you are invited! Bay Area WikiSalon[edit]

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You are invited to WikiProject YouTube[edit]

Everybody is invited to the May 31 Bay Area WikiSalon series![edit]

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The last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas. This month we are taking it on the road to Noisebridge makerspace/hackerspace!

We allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks. There will be periodic guided tours of Noisebridge. You can stay late, on your own! YeeHaw!


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help needed[edit]

He Coolcaesar, unsurprisingly the Paris Agreement gets a lot of attention lately, with editing especially focussed on US withdrawal at some point. What keeps popping up is the bold statement that the agreement is not applicable in the US anyway because it was considered an executive agreement rather than a Senate-ratifiable treaty. Could you clarify things a bit from a US law point of view at Talk:Paris_Agreement#US_is_still_a_signatory.3B_the_withdrawal_process_takes_time.21? L.tak (talk) 20:10, 4 June 2017 (UTC)

The Bay Area WikiSalon is an unSalon this month![edit]

Please stay where you are for an unSalon!
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We are taking July off! Please gather your thoughts for changes that you would like to see in the next 10 months and present them at our July 26 WikiSalon.

Ordinarily, the last Wednesday evening of every month, wiki enthusiasts gather at the Bay Area WikiSalon series to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We normally allow time for informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend.


Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, July 26 at 6 p.m.! The venue will be the Noisebridge hackerspace/makerspace on Mission Street in San Francisco.


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The Black Woman is God Edit-a-Thon in San Francisco, July 22[edit]

You're invited to The Black Woman is God Edit-a-Thon at SOMArts in San Francisco on Saturday July 22, 1-4 pm. It'll be at 934 Brannan Street (between 8th & 9th). Everyone is welcome to join this editing event, held in conjunction with The Black Woman is God exhibition to raise the online visibility of Black women artists and challenge the gaps in art history that erase or minimize Black women’s contributions as artists, activists and social change-makers. (Message requested by Dreamyshade and delivered on 14:23, 9 July 2017 (UTC). You can subscribe/unsubscribe to San Francisco event talk page notices here.)

New move request for New York[edit]

In case you are still unaware of this discussion, there is a new discussion for renaming New York to New York (state). As you participated in the previous discussion on this topic, you may want to express your opinion in the new disussion. עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 04:22, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Not hyphenating the compound modifier "light[-]rail" (something), just because "we don't do that"?[edit]

Will you please see my proposal at talk:light rail?

Thanks if so, 97.117.19.208 (talk) 19:21, 25 August 2017 (UTC) for now.

Common law - vandalism?[edit]

You seem to be one of the people that looks after law articles. I'd like to alert you to a pattern of vandalism -- long indictment at [4]

Qexigator has a problem with the definition of "common law" that all the rest of us (including Black's dictionary) work with -- so he edited out the parts of the definition from a footnote that he disagrees with. When I was actively practicing, that would have gotten you sanctioned. From that starting point, he rewrote "common law" with a very heavy hand, but very little knowledge.

Are you an admin with disciplinary authority? If not, could you refer this to someone who is?

Thanks

DCLawwyer (talk) 19:40, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you (deep breath) DCLawwyer (talk) 01:35, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

What is Talk Page Theatre? Come find out![edit]

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Come find out what "Talk Page Theatre" is all about! The last Wednesday evening of every other month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to collaborate, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.


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Pause for reflection[edit]

Hi "young lawyer" holding J.D. (UCLA School of Law?), perhaps experience would show that to infer and pronounce consistent evasiveness is off the mark, if the page is reviewed, particularly given the reasoning in sections 5, 6, 7, 8, "For the record", 10, and 11. The Archives show some earlier concerns of editors, such as discussions on "Three connotations" and "Improving opening sentences" at Talk:Common law/Archive 6 May-June 2016, including 17:15, 3 June 2016 "...pointless to engage...". Cheers! Qexigator (talk) 17:11, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

John Lasseter[edit]

So I'm a bit new here, and I'm not too sure how to handle this. But I was wondering if we should include a section on Mr. Lasseter's recent allegations, or at least go into more depth on them. I'm only asking because you recently edited the article, and also your user page indicates you might know how to avoid accusations of defamation. Just wondering. RoninMacbeth (talk) 22:07, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Zoning in the United States[edit]

Hi Coolcaesar:

I was slow in understanding my mistake editing the lede sentence of Zoning in the United States. The problem was not what I wrote, but the fact that I changed the subject of the lede sentence. My apologies and thanks for catching my error. cheers, Oldsanfelipe (talk) 15:10, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

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Georgia Naming[edit]

Noticed you believe the USA state of Georgia should have a Wikipedia title of just Georgia at the expensive of the country. Just want to let you know that the reason you state this is because the economy of the state is larger than the country is completely ridiculous. Georgia is a country whereas the state is just a local government body. Also country has a diverse culture and history unlike the state. Finally that is an extremely American centric view - coming from Finland and having lived in the UK and Belgium (apologises for limited English) I know that Europeans will also mean the country when they say Georgia. In conversation Georgia always means Georgia whereas the state is always called the American state of Georgia. Outside North America Georgia always means the country not the USA state. Also should history, culture and worldwide status (as a country) be more important.

Bring a more local example in would you support instead moving the page of Suffolk (currently the county in the UK) to Suffolk County, New York given the New York county has double the population? Obviously such a move would be mad given the Suffolk County in New York is only a district of local government whereas the UK county is more important given it is a local government unit. Also the history of the UK Suffolk is far greater than that of the New York Suffolk.--80.189.139.45 (talk) 06:00, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

SFMOMA Edit-a-Thon in San Francisco, March 8[edit]

You're invited to an Art+Feminism Edit-a-Thon at SFMOMA in San Francisco on Thursday March 8, 5-9 pm. It'll be at 151 Third Street, 2nd floor, free to the public. Everyone is welcome to participate in an evening of communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. (This message is from User:Dreamyshade. You can subscribe/unsubscribe to San Francisco event talk page notices here.)
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March 2018[edit]

Information icon Please do not delete or edit legitimate talk page comments, as you did at User talk:Athsquare. Such edits are disruptive, and may appear to other editors to be vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Please read WP:OWNTALK. Editors can remove comments from their own talk pages. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:13, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Engrish?[edit]

Is it really necessary to use a racially-loaded word in an edit summary?[5] II | (t - c) 18:40, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Long-term pattern[edit]

...continuing from Talk:Contract#Proposal:_change_of_name_to_"Law_of_Contract" - is there any way for you to use polite language? A user proposing to rename an article should not be called a "troll". And this isn't an isolated incident - it's gone back many years! Name-calling is infectious. Anyhow, just a heads up that I'm at my wits' end and ready to take this to the admin noticeboard and Arbitration if necessary. II | (t - c) 04:47, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

In defense of Coolcaesar, I would point out that editors who put themselves on the front lines of contentious topics see a lot of trolling, and can therefore become highly attuned to it - perhaps oversensitized. bd2412 T 13:10, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
The conversation can happen wherever Coolcaesar prefers, but since they responded on my talk page (User_talk:ImperfectlyInformed#The_issues_you_recently_raised), we'll mostly discuss there for now. I'm initially encouraged that Coolcaesar has seen that the word choice could be toned down. And of course I very much appreciate Coolcaesar's contributions to Wikipedia - they are extremely knowledgable, with a gift for concise language. II | (t - c) 14:29, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Bay Area WikiSalon invitation![edit]

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Periodically, on the last Wednesday evening of the month, wiki enthusiasts gather at Bay Area WikiSalon to munch, mingle, and learn about new projects and ideas.

We allow time for announcements, informal conversation and working on articles. Newcomers and experienced wiki users are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! Free Wi-Fi is available so bring your editing devices. This months focus is images!

We will have beverages (including beer and wine) plus light snacks (maybe pizza too!).


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UPDATE! Bay Area WikiSalon moved to June 6![edit]

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Our apologies, but we are rescheduling to Wednesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. due to a WMF host scheduling conflict.


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REMINDER: Bay Area WikiSalon is Wednesday, June 6[edit]

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Break[edit]

Where have you been? You haven’t made an edit since May. Just asking. CriticismEdits (talk) 09:21, 6 July 2018 (UTC)