User talk:DEddy

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Hello, DEddy, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  Jayjg (talk) 20:28, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Harry White article[edit]

If you have a counter-source, you can certainly present it and cite it as coming from that source. However, you cannot replace one POV entirely with another, stating it as fact, without even citing the source directly. Jayjg (talk) 20:28, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Jayjg - I thought I listed the counter-source (JMKeynes' "The Economic Consequences of the Peace"). One does need to know a tremendous amount of additional history--particularly the cluster of pre-Keynsians (Harry Dexter White & Lauchlin Currie being amongst the most prominent & well known) who went through Harvard's economics program in the 1920s & 1930s.

Plus... I'm confused as to why the reference to the recent Bruce Craig book "Treasonable Doubt" was removed. If the reference to that Ladd/FBI memo is citable, then surely a peer reviewed book (something the Ladd memo was NOT subjected to) is an acceptable reference? Confused... DEddy 01:10, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Jayjg - While it is on my wish list to eventually plow through the "Morgenthau Diaries" books to see what was said about various issues that White is alleged to have done... but these books are about as boring as they come. 3 pages max & out go the lights (sleep!) DEddy 01:14, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test of deliberately adding incorrect information worked, and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks. - MSTCrow 05:06, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

DEddy: please justify your (false) claim that White was not indicted by the US Senate. one appropriate place to do that would be the Talk section of the Morgenthau Plan page. Senate records directly contradict you.Bdell555 03:18, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

(is this right, commenting on my own comment page?) Bdell555 when was White indicted by the Senate? Reference please. He died in August 1948, 4 days after TESTIFYING to a Committee. DEddy 12:17, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Dont post on my user page[edit]

Post on the talk page not the user page but the talk page and not the user page do you understand? Ironplay 23:44, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Robot changes[edit]

Hey, no problem! Thanks for mentioning it. Best wishes, RobertGtalk 17:21, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Esoterica of Coe, Glasser, etc.[edit]

Hi, DEddy - I was working on Treasury in the 1940s and the early history of the IMF and came across Coe's testimony (it was nominally part of the devaluation of the Schilling in 1949). Never having read testimony from McCarthy hearings, I was amazed. It also amazed me that the Wikipedia article and so much of the literature out there - even 60 years after the fact - are primarily anti-Communist and do not seek to understand the subtlety of the situation or weighing any of the facts. (Indeed, some of the literature paints a picture of Treasury as being led by a witless Morgenthau who is surrounded by Communist sympathizers.) I don't have an opinion on the matter - I just want the facts presented. Best wishes- Hariboa (talk) 13:40, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

We need to talk directly... my email is
If you want to see something way over the top, read the reviews of M. Stenton Evans's "Blacklisted by History" Just make sure you have a barf bucket handy when you read the reviews. DEddy (talk) 13:53, 25 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi. Please don't intersperse your answers into another editors postings. It makes it hard to work out where their postings end and yours being. DJ Clayworth (talk) 19:53, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Isn't what these ":" indentation symbols are for? I've been using indentation as a threaded discussion style for many years.
How else would you suggest making comments? At the end of someone else's post? DEddy (talk) 02:16, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that's exactly how to do it. You add your comments at the end of another person's post, not in the middle of it. If you want to reply to a specific point in the person's post then please quote what they said and then add your reply.
The indentations do allow a kind-of threaded style, but you should still treat each post as an indivisible item. Thanks. DJ Clayworth (talk) 02:13, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
The indentations do allow a kind-of threaded style, but you should still treat each post as an indivisible item. I strongly disagree. Posting at the end is fine for a short post, but when responding to a long post, interspersing responses in the original post is a better way of doing it. DEddy (talk) 13:08, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
You can continue like that if you like. It's not a rule. But I warn you, people will get annoyed. The trouble is that after you've split up a post, and someone has replied to your reply, it can get very difficult to work out who wrote the first post, since their signature is now four or five posts lower down. You may find people rearranging your posts. DJ Clayworth (talk) 13:25, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
But I warn you, people will get annoyed. People get annoyed about all sorts of stuff in cyberspace. DEddy (talk) 15:39, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Information crisis[edit]

Just a heads up that I've nominated the Information crisis article for deletion - I noticed you described it as "trash" on the talk page, so if you've got anything to add to the AfD discussion, you can find it here. Thanks. --McGeddon (talk) 17:05, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Harry Dexter White/Svetlana Chervonnaya[edit]

Allo. :) The discussion over any article are meant to be discussed in the talk page of each particular article and not in the discussion page of individual members. So I will start a discussion in Harry Dexter White talk page. See you there. :) Vapour (talk) 06:07, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

It is probably not "acceptable" per se but then not many people bother with the External Links section so you might get away with it. ;) Vapour (talk) 04:21, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

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Request for Arbitration case declined[edit]

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Your question[edit]

I've responded on my talk page to the question you asked me there (or complaint you lodged, however you meant it). Hint: pleases and thank yous make editing more pleasant for everyone. Best wishes, Yopienso (talk) 03:13, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

DEddy, please continue reading through the instructions I took the time to write out for you. Please read them carefully and try to perform each step as described, opening the history on a new page while following my instructions another. Yopienso (talk) 04:20, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
I have responded to you on my talk page. Do you know how to create a watchlist? If you click the little star icon at the top of any page (right beside the little heart) it will turn blue, indicating you are "watching" that page. Then, when anybody edits that page, you can see it on your watchlist. Here's a 4-min. video about watchlists. Yopienso (talk) 15:54, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Painfully Obvious naming convention[edit]

The section I created was not "useless sarcasm." It was a valid and witty addition to the page that should be included as an intelligent addition to the field of naming conventions. Also note that this follows the tradition of: Please undo your harmful edit. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maddenker (talkcontribs) 19:36, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

I'll pass. There's enough silly nonsense rattling around the software field... injecting subtle humor does not clear the fog. DEddy (talk) 19:57, 25 September 2014 (UTC)


They are historians. If you note the category tree, they are now in the category Category:20th-century American historians, because the main category is getting too cluttered. That's all. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 17:30, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

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