User talk:David Gerard

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Help decide the future of Wikimania[edit]

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The Wikimedia Foundation is currently running a consultation on the value and planning process of Wikimania, and is open until 18 January 2016. The goals are to (1) build a shared understanding of the value of Wikimania to help guide conference planning and evaluation, and (2) gather broad community input on what new form(s) Wikimania could take (starting in 2018).

After reviewing the consultation, we'd like to hear your feedback on on this survey.

In addition, feel free to share any personal experiences you have had at at a Wikimedia movement conference, including Wikimania. We plan to compile and share back outcomes from this consultation in February.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk), from Community Resources 22:01, 12 January 2016 (UTC)


Regarding the use of primary sources, I think you are misunderstanding what these mean in the context of Wikipedia. I suggest you refer to the guidelines on Wikipedia sources. Best wishes, Tiddlypeep (talk) 23:12, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

I do know about advertising materials, and when the primary sources are to be distrusted on principle. You are literally putting up publicity materials from cryonics organisations, and that's two editors who have removed your attempts to do so so far - David Gerard (talk) 23:23, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
This is not a cryonics organization. It's a research network, non-profit. It showcases that cryonics has some scientific acceptance, which is why it is relevant. Tiddlypeep (talk) 23:45, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
It is a cryonics advocacy group, per its name. I've noted it on WP:FTN, in the quest for more eyeballs on the situation - David Gerard (talk) 23:47, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
You noted it with your own personal biases (calling it "advertising material"), but I could be mistaken about its use, so happy to seek out another opinion. Tiddlypeep (talk) 23:50, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
I have mentioned this issue in the article talk page following advice on WP:FTN. I look forward to further discussions. Tiddlypeep (talk) 11:41, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Question for regarding Natural News article[edit]

Hi are you an admin here? On the Natural News article my opinion is that the story about Adams being investigated for potential calls for violence against Monsanto is more relevant in the opening section than the story about sockpuppets, what's your take on that?-- (talk) 16:29, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Depends on third-party coverage really. Might look and opine later - David Gerard (talk) 19:45, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Transhumanist politics dispute resolution[edit]

Hello! I have made a dispute resolution request for the dispute about sources on the transhumanist politics page "too close to the subject". I hope that we can get this problem resolved! --Haptic Feedback (talk) 19:09, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Fourth round of statements are now up. Discussing the IEET sources. Please respond in 48 hrs if you won't be responding to this section. Cheers, Doctor Crazy in Room 102 of The Mental Asylum 03:35, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Cryonics links[edit]

Why is the open letter not a RS? In particular since it's a source in cryonics? Tiddlypeep (talk) 17:44, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Rolf Nelson already detailed the non-notability of the Open Letter on Cryonics at Talk:Cryonics#Cryonics_organizations, responding directly to you - David Gerard (talk) 21:36, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Towards a New Wikimania results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to share your views on the value of Wikimedia conferences and the planning process of Wikimania. We have completed analysis of these results and have prepared this report summarizing your feedback and important changes for Wikimania starting in 2018 as an experiment. Feedback and comments are welcome at the discussion page. Thank you so much for your participation. I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, 22:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)