User talk:DavidLeighEllis

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sorry — Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.176.123.205 (talk) 22:14, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Abu Qatada[edit]

Hello, I believe my edit to Abu Qatada to be a view shared by all. I do not quite understand your revert. 178.110.232.229 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:56, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

However common that view may or may not be, it's still an opinion, not a fact, and should only be included in the article if backed by a reliable source and appropriately attributed as an opinion. Your edit stated this opinion as a fact, and did not include a supporting reference. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 22:01, 28 May 2016 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Many thanks for removing vandalism from my talk page. Enjoy!! Denisarona (talk) 09:11, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 19:11, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Guyanese Indian Women Dkshyam (talk) 21:00, 30 May 2016 (UTC)[edit]

I find the portrayal of our Guyanese Indian woman very defamatory, disparaging and offensive to an Guyanese Indian Community. It is NOT based on historical facts and official government records. Rather, it cites novels where the author blatantly disregards facts to create a fictional view of Guyanese Indian women in order to profit from it. I highly suggest you study Guyana history and the indentured labors before you peruse to be an authority on it. Do not spread propaganda with limited knowledge on the subject matter . Thanks DKShyam.

I assume that you are the same user who made this edit to the article. Please direct further comments to talk:Indo-Guyanese, rather than the main article page. I did not write the article, and will leave any substantive changes to editors more familiar with the subject matter. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 22:38, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

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I hope you don't mind my having a bit of fun at your expense...[edit]

...but you have to admit it's funny, in a creepy kind of way. [1] EEng 22:16, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

I am speaking of "highest level" in terms of the largest groupings of people, and "low-level" in terms of smaller sub-categories. Hopefully, rewording the comment to cite additional examples of "highest level" clarifies this. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 22:21, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
I just realized that you posted the original repeal proposal, which employed the "coon" wording. While I do not doubt your good faith, you really, really need to pause and review your diction before hitting Save. EEng 00:14, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
The Maine Coon is a breed of cat. There's nothing nefarious about it. Anyway, I'm done participating in the RFC; the outcome, which I strongly disagree with, is nonetheless pretty clear. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 01:09, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
That you still don't realize why your choice of words (twice!) is severely problematic implies that it's even more important that you pause, review, and think before saving. Nefariousness has nothing to do with it -- it's tone-deafness. You have a knack for saying exactly the wrong thing somehow. EEng 01:20, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
I apologize for any unintentional offensiveness in my comments in the RFC, and will try to avoid any further edits which raise similar issues. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 01:46, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
Good. EEng 03:32, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Massimo Rizzoli[edit]

Hello David, You are an intelligent man, do you realize that delete Mr. Massimo Rizzoli, a world-renowned martial artist resident in Italy and how to clear the "Giotto" of the martial arts in Italy.

In addition, each ignorant asshole wants to delete the pages and pages without knowing a fuck !!!!!!!!! is not your case, you are a good person.

Please refrain from personal attacks, stop removing the AFD notices, and direct further comments to the AFD discussion. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 01:09, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

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Thanks for reversing the nonsense on my user page. I enjoyed your page! SeoMac (talk) 00:13, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 01:09, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Report against Sro23[edit]

Hi, I think you might have misread the changelog in the Admin Intervention against Vandalism page. Sro23 was reverting malicious edits by Gstigler, who kept blanking the page in order to replace it with his own single report. It's not a big deal, but you seem well-established and you'd probably know better than me how to resolve a conflict like this. Have a good day! Jergling (talk) 21:57, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

It's always a bad idea to remove AIV reports against oneself, even in the process of removing vandalism. But Gstigler shouldn't have removed other reports from the page without cause, either. I'll let the administrators sort this issue out. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 22:05, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Ad Astra[edit]

Good Afternoon David, my edit to the Ad Astra page was in fact intentional. You can see here that the slogan of the Boner Society is indeed Ad Astra. http://www.maximumfun.org/tags/boner-society — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.168.158.100 (talk) 03:04, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

When formulating lists for Wikipedia articles, entries generally need to have a degree of notability, although sometimes less than that required for stand-alone articles, and/or supported by a reliable source. Your "Boner Society" appears to be a blatantly non-notable unincorporated association of a few people that has never received any coverage in the mainstream media. As such, it is not suitable material for inclusion in the Ad Astra article. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 04:33, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Just stumbled upon your profile page...[edit]

... and I love the pictures you've displayed. Thanks for contributing, and keep up the great work! ---Another Believer (Talk) 22:16, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 22:16, 14 July 2016 (UTC)


QUESTION[edit]

Why do you think it's appropriate to cite people as "born to Jewish parents" when it's irrelevant to them? Why not cite people as "born to Catholic parents?" or other religion? Also Jewish is a religion and not an ethnicity, Just ask any rabbi or clergy. I have no idea why wikis believe it's an ethnicity. Maybe you can explain the reason. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.150.246.93 (talk) 01:17, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

As our article on the subject indicates, Judaism is not merely a religion, but also a national, cultural, and ethnic identity. Thus, some articles may mention that the subjects are Jewish on the basis of their parentage. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 03:03, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

about bailey thingy[edit]

content of this article is clearly a troll. it is funny for few seconds, but it disrupts the factual perspective of wikipedia that majority of folks are relying on. Idk why this summary was constantly ommited, but let me see if this stays here this time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.56.31.232 (talk) 23:38, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

I have reverted the previous vandalism on Ryan C. Bailey. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 23:41, 11 August 2016 (UTC)


Thanks! that was random wiki that I randomly ran across but regardless, thanks for the timely support! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.56.31.232 (talk) 00:14, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

About my edit in Wikipedia:WikiProject Berbers[edit]

It's just a test :)
I just want to create a new sub page Wikipedia:WikiProject_Berbers/Members
Because i want to create a header for this project--Anẓar (talk) 03:52, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Pigfucker[edit]

Hello DavidLeighEllis,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Pigfucker for deletion, because it doesn't seem to have any encyclopedic content.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Umais Bin Sajjad (talk) 08:15, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Voonik[edit]

The Keep votes here were not at all convincing for addressing the advert-toned state and instead were saying "It must be notable....even without solid sourcing". This is best relisted and closed by an experienced admin. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SwisterTwister (talkcontribs) 23:39, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

The AFD process considers notability in terms of whether there are suitable sources with which to write an acceptable article, not the current POV of the article or present citation of sources. This is the case to avoid deletion of articles, with prejudice to recreation, when the problems of the articles could be solved editorially. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 23:47, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Congrats![edit]

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Hello and congrats on 2,603 edits! Feel free to ask me about things you have questions for or if you just need advice or anything. You can always contact me on my talk page. Have fun editing! :) Hawkeye75 (talk) 02:11, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Lehcar[edit]

Please be advised that this user is current blocked on RationalWiki for multiple counts of vandalism. Nerd271 (talk) 01:32, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Nerd user[edit]

This is personal between him and I because he blocked me on RationalWiki. I'm not tryin to disrupt Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lehcar RW (talkcontribs) 01:33, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
It's not often I turn to my watchlist to find the same editor reverting vandalism on multiple pages I've been watching. Your efforts to keep the vandals and crazies at bay does not go unnoticed. Chris Troutman (talk) 01:18, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 02:38, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Please revert Middle_latitudes.
78.147.43.89 (talk) 17:12, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Lagrange multiplier[edit]

I apologize if you where unclear on each change I made. I was short in brief in my explanations and would have required someone to read the previous reasons for removal of content. I did mark each change with an explanation either with regards to current removal or previous removal to reflect progress. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tekeek (talkcontribs) 21:04, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Elie Wiesel[edit]

is this the guys edit page? i have a few questions for the man. if anyone can call or get a hold of him, let me know. thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.3.178.3 (talk) 03:25, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Elie Wiesel is deceased. It is therefore not possible to contact him through any conventional technique. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 03:28, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

no, im not taking about the elie wiesel. im talking about the guy they told me about that deletes your wikipedia because it is 'irrelevent or vandalism'. is this the man im talking to that just responded to me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.3.178.3 (talk) 03:35, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I reverted your edit, because it only serves to summarize the content already present in the article in an informal tone, and contains expressions of opinion such as "really smart" and "pretty cool" which are inconsistent with WP:NPOV. DavidLeighEllis (talk) 03:40, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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White pride[edit]

Recently came across fb meme comparing 1st paras. Of black, LGBT, etc pride. Came to white pride very diff. Connotation. Wondering if you could edit and place QUOTATIONS MARKS around "White Pride" as it is a saying as defined by the word "slogan" (I would like to see CAPS, BOLD, in order to differentiate from the other movements. Thank you. LANDORICARDO (talk) 01:47, 23 November 2016 (UTC)