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It doesn’t matter who was deleting. The fact is it is deleted, and nobody done anything to restore justice. Apparently, Wikipedia team doesn’t believe in free speech. Obviously, you created the online world where you can run your own tiranny and oppression.

Azerbaijan is a visit card of citizens of Republic of Azerbaijan. I don’t think anyone with Persian, Armenian or Russian backgrounds have priority in updating that page, neither you or someone called LouiseArgon. You know nothing about Azerbaijan, and first of all you are experts.

You are wondering why? Well, Iran have occupied a half of Azerbaijan. Certainly, the Persians have no interest in promoting Azerbaijani culture, history or tradition. All they say that any etymon in Azerbaijan derived from Old Persian (nobody even knows what is Old Persian). The Persians have created tyrannical Islamic regime, with no respect to other cultures. Same applies to Republic of Armenia, and Russian Federation.

You can block my account. It is not like I do care. I don’t like people who have no respect to Freedom of Speech, or Human Rights Act. You were acting like monkeys in zoo, when they see a new object in their cage. The speed you were deleting my comments, I can only say that you have no personal life. All you do it is just sitting in front of monitor and … .

Funny part is that I have not deleted the previous text, just added new paragraphs to previous text. I have respect to work done. But you guys, really far from the concept of civilization, all you care about is to delete or perhaps even burn and torture if we were living in same country.

My comments hurt? Well, be my guest block or even close my account. I am sure your Little Tyrannical Egos will be satisfied after that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ejlabnet (talkcontribs) 20:24, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

See WP:FREESPEECH. Feel free to make your views known on a website that you own or control. Wikipedia has our own editorial policies, and we like them the way they are. EdJohnston (talk) 20:47, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

Converts Articles[edit]

Do you think forced conversions should be allowed in list of convert articles? For example, if somebody forces a person to convert to a different religion than his own and he goes back to his original religion, should that be included in the converts list or does that violate WP policy? I think that the conversion was not sincere, so it should not be included. What is your opinion? Xtremedood (talk) 10:26, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

It would be surprising if editors decided to count forced conversions as real conversions. Though I don't see what it has to do with Wikipedia policy. EdJohnston (talk) 14:52, 22 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Ed, last December you topic banned Bhargavaflame (talk · contribs). Since that time, there have been numerous attempts by anons to reinstate the dreadfully-sourced material at Bhargava. The most recent is this. Yes, I could take it to DRN but I doubt the anons would turn up. Anyway, my query to you is whether you think the anons may in fact be Bhargavaflame circumventing their topic ban. They did, after all, breach it very soon after you imposed the thing. I'm not good at spotting socks and in any event, SPI are not going to link an account to an IP address even if the CU evidence was not stale. - Sitush (talk) 13:16, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes, you are probably right. I was going to semiprotect but User:Bishonen has already taken care of this. EdJohnston (talk) 14:36, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for looking. I guess Bish watches this page. - Sitush (talk) 15:26, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes. Sorry, I thought I'd posted here to say I'd semi'd, but I guess I forgot to save. Also, I wanted to mention that when you topic banned Bhargavaflame, Ed, he said his fight for truth on Wikipedia would continue.[1] Rather suggestive. But it doesn't much matter whose IPs they are, they can be kept out with semi. If the user should create a sock account we can think about SPI and CU. My god, we speak in pretty opaque code these days. Bishonen | talk 16:35, 22 November 2015 (UTC).
The fight for truth takes many forms, a variety of new accounts have been using my talk page as the refdesk for castes now, just see the questions I'm getting! —SpacemanSpiff 16:55, 22 November 2015 (UTC)


Clear the requests. --The Avengers (talk) 16:10, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Please see ARCA[edit]

Please see this request at WP:ARCA. Thank you, RGloucester 17:01, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Please correct your statement[edit]

I can accept the basic premise on why I should withhold myself from that thread, but please review the matter again and correct your statement regarding conflict enhancement jargon. JaakobouChalk Talk 22:13, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

There has been enough of the wikilawyering already.-Serialjoepsycho- (talk) 03:10, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:57, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Criticism of the Federal Reserve[edit]

Please unprotect the article on Criticism of the Federal Reserve.

Volunteer Marek has yet again deleted material on the Inflation of the 1970's being caused by Federal Reserve money printing. The citation sources for that material were Federal Reserve websites and a history of the Federal Reserve website article written by a Federal Reserve employee.

I would like to reinsert the following deleted material

According to Economist Allen H. Meltzer the "Great Inflation" from 1965 to 1984 was the climactic monetary event of the late 20th century[1] and could have been mitigated or prevented by a change in monetary policy.[2] Meltzer asserts that one of the reasons that monetary policy was not changed to reduce inflation was that Federal Reserve Chairman William McChesney Martin, and his staff did not have "a valid theory of inflation, or much of a theory at all"[3] while the Federal Reserve Board under the following Chairman Arthur F. Burns was unwilling to tighten monetary policy when unemployment was in excess of 4.25 to 4.5%[4] The inflationary era ended with the tight monetary policies of Chairman Paul Volcker.

There is little debate about the cause. The origins of the Great Inflation were Federal Reserve policies that allowed for an excessive growth in the supply of money.[5] 1.Jump up ^ Allen H Meltzer,Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, March/April 2005, page 145 Origins of the Great Inflation − 2.Jump up ^ ibid page 152 3.Jump up ^ ibid page 152 4.Jump up ^ ibid page 171 5.Jump up ^ Michael Bryan, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, The Great Inflation, 1965 to 1982 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Please try to persuade the other editors on the talk page. EdJohnston (talk) 00:26, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Please advise what I need to get consensus of. The article by Meltzer is published in the "Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review". a Federal Reserve publication and therefore clearly a reliable and verifiable source. The other source is a website on the history of the Federal Reserve and per the article, the author is a Federal Reserve employee.
and what happens if nobody responds on the article talk page? or engages in shameless attacks, a not uncommon experience of mine with ignorant editors with a know-it-all attitude? (talk) 03:38, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
On the average, Talk:Criticism of the Federal Reserve gets 150 edits a year. If your changes have credibility, someone should respond. It's always possible that others don't agree with you. EdJohnston (talk) 06:22, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

List of military occupations[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at List of military occupations. Hello, since I don't want to get reported to AE again, please see the page and talk page. Serialjoespycho is resorting to wikilawyering, ownership, uncivility, etc. I have put a disputed tag on the article because of Gaza, East Jerusale and the Golan HEights, we were discussing it on the talk page and he removed it, and he claimed he removed it because of Gaza, but the article is still disputed. If you look at the talk page, other editors have chimed in, while he ignores them, they can't be ignored by Wikipedia. I have reported him already to AN but he still thinks he own the article. Please do something about it. How many more editors must he chase away? (Look at the talk page and see) Thanks. Sir Joseph (talk) 03:32, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

This is some kind of weird hybrid between canvassing and forum shopping.-Serialjoepsycho- (talk) 04:25, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
This is already being discussed at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Serialjoepsycho removing sourced content and not being civil. The {{disputed}} tag needs consensus to remain, like any other article content. There is an WP:RfC running at Talk:List of military occupations#RfC: Including East Jerusalem and Golan Heights. After enough time has passed, you can ask for the RfC to be formally closed at WP:AN/RFC. You used to to User:Yossiea~enwiki. Your own conduct has been lately reviewed at Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement/Archive184#Arbitration enforcement action appeal by Yossiea~enwiki. If you want to stay out of trouble, you shouldn't do inappropriate WP:CANVASSING with un-neutral notices like this one. It is good practice to make a redirect from your old account to your new one. EdJohnston (talk) 06:55, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

BulgariaSources again[edit]

Hi EdJohnston. The previous thread about BulgariaSources (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) has already been archived, so I am starting another one. The 1 week block you placed on them has expired and they are back to doing what they were previously doing on Bulgaria national football team. As stated in that archived thread, I did start an ANI discussion about them, but it was archived twice without anything being done. (See WT:AN#BulgariaSources) They seem to only edit in spurts a few weeks apart, so short term blocks seem to have had no effect on them at all. Not sure what should be done at this point since they never have responded at all to any of the warnings or attempts at discussion left on their user talk, etc. Any suggestions you may have would be appreciated. Thanks again. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:05, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

See User talk:EdJohnston/Archive 38#Page protection for Medieval Bulgarian army. I'm leaving a new notice on the editor's talk. EdJohnston (talk) 07:01, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Since they resumed the edit war on 30 November, I've placed an indefinite block. Details at User talk:BulgariaSources. EdJohnston (talk) 16:37, 30 November 2015 (UTC)


Honestly, please tell me why I keep being singled out in that whole tug-of-war nonsense on that page. This is extremely frustrating and I would like some guidance. Thanks. EauZenCashHaveIt (I'm All Ears) 06:07, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

At least three people disagree with your addition at Metallica, since you have been repeatedly reverted. Plus, I don't see any comments by you on the article talk page. Your change needs to get consensus. EdJohnston (talk) 14:47, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Actually, it wasn't even my addition. I agreed with it, and I wasn't the only one. My problem is that I always seem to be ending up on the "wrong" side of the argument, no matter how many other editors concur. What is it that I am doing wrong? EauZenCashHaveIt (I'm All Ears) 04:36, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Other people at Talk:Metallica have mentioned your name, but you've never joined the discussion there. If you won't participate, it's hard for you to complain that your views are not being heard. EdJohnston (talk) 04:40, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

User KateWishing - breach of three reverts rule[edit]

Mai-Sachme reported by User: (Result: Semiprotected two articles)[edit]

Hello, EdJohnston, I am here to ask you about this issue. You have protected the articles, but have you read that Mai-Sachme is the one who keeps changing the correct names and WLs? I quote you: "Note that according to WP:Article titles the criterion is which name is most commonly used in English. The ethnic makeup of the town's population does not decide the issue". The ethnic makeup of Merano's population is 1,01% more German than Italian. The most commonly used name in English is Merano. You can check in this talk page: Talk:Merano. I am not going against any consensus, do not let Mai-Sachme fool you. It was established that Merano is the correct name to use in en.wikipedia, while Meran just redirects to the main page as you can see by yourself. Maybe you did not read all the discussion in the noticeboard (I know it was quite long), or you would have said that my edits were right and his reverts wrong. I am not a nationalist, just a Wikipedian who tries applying this Wiki rules, or I would be changing all German names to Italian. I hope you agree with that. There is a last thing I did not understand: I thought breaking the three reverts rule would involve a block for the rule breaker, instead it is possible that it ends up with an article protection? I do not know all Wiki rules, or not enough well, that is why I am asking.

There is a discussion about the best name (Meran or Merano) taking place at Talk:Silvius Magnago#Meran/-o. You should wait for a consensus there. After enough time has passed, if no result is evident a request for closure can be made at WP:AN/RFC. Creating an account would instantly improve your credibility, especially if you desire to work in an area where placenames can be disputed for nationalistic reasons. Thank you, EdJohnston (talk) 16:25, 30 November 2015 (UTC)