User talk:DemocraticLuntz

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Message regarding changes to info about Albanian Navy[edit]

Thanks for your message, but I've never even read any Wikipedia articles about the Albanian Navy, much less added or removed any information. I have no idea why you messaged me instead of the person whom you actually wished to contact. ~~ beldujour (not logged in) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.137.244.52 (talk) 19:48, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

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Oilseed rape[edit]

Why on earth did you revert my edit? You are reverting to a broken link. Do you not look at the results of your edits? SpinningSpark 12:45, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Is "oilseed rape" not a spoonerism vandalism of rapeseed oil? DemocraticLuntz (talk) 15:08, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
No, it isn't, use a dictionary before reverting what you think are spelling mistakes. The plant is oilseed rape. The product made from the plant is rapeseed oil. Possibly some human idiot might plant cans of rapeseed oil hoping they will grow, but bees would have more sense than to visit them for nectar. In any case, that is all beside the point. Even if the file name did have a spelling mistake, linking to the "correct" name still ends up with a redlink where the image should be in the article. You would have needed to change the filename of the image first before changing the link in the article (but please don't do that, you would be wrong). Do I have the impression that you still haven't looked at the result of your edit? SpinningSpark 16:49, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of LKQ Corporation[edit]

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Um, perhaps you should have just reverted the change/spam edit by User:Meprice to the perfectly reasonable stub it was before instead of requesting speedy deletion? DemocraticLuntz (talk) 15:23, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Copyright violations must be deleted. Also, stubs are not good articles. Compassionate727 (talk) 15:27, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
The proper thing to do there is to revert the copyright violations, not delete the article. Stubs are indeed not good articles, but again, the proper thing to do is expand them, not delete them. 15:32, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Bubble Gum[edit]

Hi DemocraticLuntz, and thanks for all the advices... i'm still in the process of learning and every help is precious and appreciated.

I've not fully understood, though, your revert in Bubble Gum... the previous user (142.23.111.2) had transformed the phrase:

In modern chewing gum, if natural rubber such as chicle is used,...

to:

In modern chewing gum, if natural rubber made from majestic rubber elephants chicle

Similar modifications from the same IP address, now banned, were reverted as well from me, Yamaguchi先生 and Stephenb

Don't you think the latter is a vandalism attempt as well?

ProprioMe OW (talk) 23:17, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Reverting at Square root of 2[edit]

Someone added the new section Derived constants to the page Square root of 2, containing just the multiplicative inverse, which is exactly half the value of this irrational. In the lede of this article a decimal approximation is given with 65 decimal digits. I found this derived constant in now way noteable and reverted the insertion. Someone else reverted my reversion, giving as reason the airplane designation, which you reverted based on STiki.

I am still convinced, that 1/\sqrt{2} is in no way noteable, and should be removed again, but I am also certainly not sufficiently engaged to start an edit war on this. I also consider the given reason to revert me the first time as a mockery, and my reaction to this as possibly inappropriate.

I really do not want to be seen near vandalizing. Purgy (talk) 09:42, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Brian Day entry one-sided, my edits undone[edit]

Hi there. A few weeks back I decided to read up on Wikipedia's description of the Brian Day case -- a court case that's hugely controversial in Canada.

I was surprsied to find a glowing, one-sided piece instead, so I took it upon myself (as someone who has edited many previous articles, re: Canadian health) to add some balance to the article. I made sure to add citations and to keep both sides of the debate in the article.

Basically Day's on-going legal challenge is pressing the courts to permit more privatization of healthcare in British Columbia, but would have repercussions elsewhere in Canada. As you can imagine, there are fierce proponents at high political levels on both sides of this debate (those who want more privatization and those who don't but want to keep the system as it stands).

This article right now sounds like propaganda for the pro-privatization side. There's no rationale for why my factual and citation-based edits where removed from the piece.

I'd like an independent editor(s) to weigh in, please.

This is not up to Wikipedia quality. My own edits don't have to be the ones that stand (i.e. there's many ways to write a more balanced entry) but they followed Wikipedia guidelines and the current article does not.

Thanks, Kathleen5454 15:07, 22 May 2015 (UTC)kathleen5454 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kathleen5454 (talkcontribs)

Crop Circles Wikipedia Page Amendment[edit]

Hi DemocraticLuntz,

I've added a section to the 'Talk' on crop circles to explain why I think the statement on using magnetrons to make crop circles is misleading.

Thanks— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cardiff2015 (talkcontribs) 09:11, 25 May 2015

User:Cardiff2015You'd need sources (not Nancy Talbot) mentioning him and crop circles saying it's misleading. And not Nancy Talbot. The personal attack on Taylor ("the purposefully deceptive Richard Taylor Nature piece") is a WP:BLP violation and you should remove it. Dougweller (talk) 10:51, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

STiki again[edit]

May I please point you to the fact, that only one of the two reverts recently applied to Natural number relying on STiki has sufficient background to count as vandalism. Removing the words "or shortage" is perfectly justified by the construction of the embedding sentence.
In no way I want you to revert the revert, but I certainly want to avoid petrification because of gone wild bots. It's just because I've been hit recently. Purgy (talk) 17:31, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

It was because of "which is like a superstation." later in the change. DemocraticLuntz (talk) 17:56, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Certainly, this was the vandalism I explicitely acknowledged, but how about that removed shortage, the removing of which being absolutely justified, especially from a formal, mathematical POV? Purgy (talk) 08:23, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Free Soil, Michigan[edit]

Hello, DemocraticLuntz.

I see that you have undone my edit to "Free Soil, Michigan" and I have to ask what did I do wrong? I have family in Free Soil and was trying to give FP (first person) info about the village. Being new to Wikipedia maybe you can share what I did wrong. All I did was change the motto, nickname and add some info about the village! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boreaking (talkcontribs) 03:22, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Ben Dover[edit]

Did you actually look at the edit you reverted on this article? Do you think an edit stating that someones bears an "uncanny physical resemblance" to someone belongs anywhere on a Wikipedia article, let alone the lead and with a youtube link as a reference!? It evidently doesn't. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Toddyooo (talkcontribs) 12:04, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Who named Oronoco, MN?[edit]

In the third paragraph of "Oronoco Township" by Ann E. Rice (1948) it says, "Mr. Hodges gave the name Oronoco to the place, after being fascinated by stories of the river in South America." See http://www.oronocoareahistory.org/?page_id=6. Also, on page 862 of History of Winona, Olmsted, and Dodge Counties Together with Biographical Matter Statistics, Etc by H.H. Hill (1884) it says the same thing. I've also seen things that say that Dr. Galloway created the name, so I don't know what's right. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SuperMdGuy (talkcontribs) 20:53, 26 May 2015 (UTC)


Yeti[edit]

Thanks! I appreciate you reaching out to me. I wanted to delete that page because Yeti is a company, not an application. The current page Yeti (company) is being occupied by a Japanese company with no sources. When I went to delete that, I was flagged. I wrote this page with as many third-party supported facts as I could and my goal was to remain objective. Could you please help me? I'm new to this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Imarapaholic (talkcontribs) 05:13, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Siraj Ul Haq Terrorist updates[edit]

Why did you revert and mark my changes to the article on Siraj ul Haq? Here is a link to a Pakistani media page which proves the link between Siraj ul Haq and Taliban. Therefore, the edits are not vandalism but a representation of facts.

http://www.insaftv.pk/2014/12/mubashir-luqman-exposing-siraj-ul-haq-and-maulana-fazal-ur-rehmans-connection-with-taliban-insaf-tv/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.117.156.173 (talk) 00:20, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Heart Transplant deletion[edit]

I am the longest living heart transplant in this country that is still working full time.....I'm in my 27th year. According to one of the editors longevity of transplantation is one of the only criteria used for notable recipients. So, why was I deleted ? Kenneth Claus transplanted September 23, 1988, Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.143.126.52 (talk) 10:22, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Reference errors on 6 June[edit]

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Japanese Gardens[edit]

I would like to apologise on behalf of whomever edited the "japanese gardens" page. This is a shared IP and we cannot monitor everything that happens. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.99.64.208 (talk) 05:33, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Historical population[edit]

I just wanted to say a great big thanks to you for adding all those tables of historical population. That is really helpful information. Thanks so much! Jacona (talk) 12:09, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. After I've finished Arkansas I think I'm going to see if WP:administrators will allow me to do other states with a WP:bot (although the pre-1990 Census Bureau files are not ideal for OCR for a number of reasons, plus sometimes place names change (some of which I may have missed) so still a bunch of brute work but at least I wouldn't have to add most of them manually (there would still be edge cases. DemocraticLuntz (talk) 12:27, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Kris Jenner[edit]

My clarification of the Kris Jenner page was cited for vandalism, specifically transphobic vandalism. This is incorrect. The Kris Jenner entry has several mentions of Caitlyn Jenner that have not been changed. Historically, Kris Jenner was married to Bruce Jenner. Bruce Jenner changed name and gender classification only after their divorce, so Kris Jenner was not married to Caitlyn. In the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wiki entry, when Lew Alcindor was at Michigan State, he is repeatedly referred to as Lew Alcindor, because that was his name while he was there. Caitlyn Jenner has been accepted as Bruce Jenner's new identity. However, this identity is new and was not established any time during their marriage. It would be historically inaccurate to portray it as such. There is no transphobic vandalism, just historical accuracy. And again, Jenner's identity is established elsewhere in the entry, as is, Abdul-Jabbar's identity in his entry.Toga25 (talk) 19:01, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Recent edit to Marty Wilson (poker player)[edit]

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Hello. I did an edit to the biography of Marty Wilson, because it wasn't full. I had in mind improvement of the page, with a reliable source. I understand the Wikipedia has a strict policy and I fully respect that. That's why I would like to explain, that the source I used is a reliable one. Here are some press releases for the source: http://calvinayre.com/2015/06/11/poker/nicolas-levi-on-heroscore-injecting-social-elements-into-poker-bl-video/ http://pokerfuse.com/features/in-depth/26940-ranking-hero-founder-nicolas-levi-says-mature-market-needs/ http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/18843-rankinghero-unveils-heroscore-for-poker-community

Its one of the most respected poker magazines/sites. Maybe this can a little bit change your opinion? :)

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by HareHare88 (talkcontribs) 08:12, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for welcoming me![edit]

Thanks! I hope to contribute to Wikipedia, and it is a very neat website--Glory of Space (talk) 13:58, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Actavis/Allergan[edit]

I am reaching out because you have recently edited the Actavis, Allergan or a similar company’s page, and would like your help. Actavis made the announcement this morning that they are transitioning to the Allergan name effective today.

See the press release here http://www.allergan.com/news/news/thomson-reuters/actavis-plc-is-now-allergan-plc.

We would like to redirect the current Actavis page to the Allergan page, and merge the content found on both.

We’d appreciate your help in vetting the edits we submit and ensuring that our changes meet Wikipedia community guidelines and standards. We plan to start the migration today.

Appreciate your help.

LANEYC (talk) 13:04, 15 June 2015 (UTC)LaneyC

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Wikipedia Library donation for US stats materials[edit]

Hey DemocraticLuntz: Did you know about the account at Wikipedia:SAGE_Stats? Cheers, Sadads (talk) 23:41, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

It doesn't appear to be helpful for population data since it apparently only goes back to 1980 if that's what you're asking. DemocraticLuntz (talk) 11:23, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

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Re Bandi Dhundan[edit]

Hi! I got your message about changes to the above topic, but I didnt make any changes, sorry. Maybe, its because this PC is used by a number of people, its at a hostel for retired people? Maybe someone else has used it before? Regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 39.54.169.96 (talk) 14:18, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Page Deletion[edit]

I had just received a page for Deletion Tag about my Article about a military Veteran who has been cited for not meeting the Noticeability criteria, I come here to claim that my denial contest post was not responded, so I claim that due to this negligence I did not have the opportunity to argue my case for this article I wish for this article to be released back to me so I can take care of the issued discrepancy or revise my article I feel this injury could have been prevented if the proper protocol for deleting articles had been followed. Or Can you recommend a wiki or other website to post my Biography and take my business somewhere else. Thank you for your attention. French horn 14 23:08, 21 June 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by French horn 14 (talkcontribs)

French Stewart[edit]

You deleted my addition because "it was not constructive." The man I said officiated French Stewart's wedding truly did. It was constructive to add that bit of true information and I am upset you felt the need to delete it, Big Brother. Please go meddle with spam bots and homophobes and leave us truth tellers out of your deconstruction. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.186.3.92 (talk) 04:46, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Blanking Belmont, California[edit]

Why did you blank Belmont, California? Winner 42 Talk to me! 01:08, 26 June 2015 (UTC)


And this redirect El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), California? Winner 42 Talk to me! 01:09, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Apparently there's a bug I didn't catch in the script I'd written to help me add US Census data. Thanks for catching it! I'll get right on fixing it. DemocraticLuntz (talk) 01:10, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Greeley, Colorado[edit]

Thank you for your updates to so many demographic sections of articles. I never realized how complicated the data was until I tried to scrutinize the edits this IP editor. That user followed your edits on a number of articles, such as Greeley, Colorado, and changed the population figures. I tried to look up the actual historic figures on the Census Bureau website and found myself in an odyssey of gigantic and confusing files. Is there an easy way to identify whether this is the work of a vandal? Thanks! Magnolia677 (talk) 09:01, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Actually, it appears to be the result of my screwing up in adding the Demographics data. I will get to fixing that ASAP. DemocraticLuntz (talk) 20:52, 30 June 2015 (UTC)