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Thanks for editing the article, and especially adding the section Standardized and recorded mondegreens. I wrote the Twelve Days of Christmas paragraph, and I agree that it and the following paragraph belong in a separate subsection. I'm rather fond of this little article (if you want your mind expanded a tad, read the Steven Conner lecture cited in the Psychology section), so I appreciate other editors improving it. Paulmlieberman (talk) 14:59, 9 January 2017 (UTC)


Hi David,

Regarding your recent reversion of my edit, you don't point to any reason for reverting other than your opinion "they don't really belong in an article". Motivations for seasteading are relevant to the reader, and their motivations are properly cited in a secondary article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Crasch (talkcontribs) 19:51, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

That article doesn't quote or reference anybody saying it - it's just a thrown-out line by the writer. You might say they hope to create a place to flee as climate change kills the world's poor, too, but that's not referenced, either. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 21:17, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

I've edited the article to add another reference which directly attributes their motivations to them. BTW, we seem to be in an edit war that perhaps might be better addressed if we spoke live. May I give you a call? Or alternatively, you can call me at 650 773 6419.

Crasch (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:08, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

No thanks - although discussions like this are always better on the article page, rather than any user's page. Two edits hardly makes a war, however. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 00:08, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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Nice work on Milford granite columns on the treasury building[edit]

The Treasury's history website mentioned that the freestone columns had been replaced with granite but didn't give a source for that granite (in contrast to the later specification that the granite for columns on the other wings came from Dix Island, Maine).  —jmcgnh(talk) (contribs) 22:12, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Since I believe I was the person who wrote that tidbit many years ago, I felt obligated. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 00:59, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

Daniel Webster College[edit]

I reworked the edit by Cessna315 and added it at the end of the History section. The news on DWC's bankruptcy is covered by the citations already on the page. I had heard that the bankruptcy trustee rejected multiple bids by SNHU. I have added a citation from the SNHU website that they have started building a new aviation science/technology building in lieu of buying the DWC campus. Spike-from-NH (talk) 01:51, 16 February 2017 (UTC)