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Due to the incredible level of arrogance of your unblock requests and other comments since being blocked, I'm afraid I see little hope of you successfully appealing this block, and have therefore revoked your ability to edit this page. If you wish to appeal further you may use WP:UTRS or contact WP:BASC by email. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:11, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Ericl, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome! TMS63112 22:46, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Vice Presidents Dawes, Coolidge and Humphrey[edit]

Please read this policy regarding verifiability on Wikipedia. I'm going to quote the policy in a nutshell: "Information on Wikipedia must be reliable and verifiable. Facts, viewpoints, theories, and arguments may only be included in articles if they have already been published by reliable sources. Articles should cite these sources whenever possible. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed." I have underlined the last part since it is what pertains to this issue. Your research is not unappreciated, but it is simply your word and has no evidence to back it up. Please add citations per the page I linked to you (this guideline) and your additions are more than welcomed.

Also, be sure they have an appropriate tone for an encyclopedia. I have used the following paragraph that you had added to Calvin Coolidge as an example:

"In 1920 Governor Coolidge ran for president as a favorite son. When Sen.Warren G. Harding got the nomination he asked the delegates to nominate someone else for the second spot, but then something strange happened: The delegates rebelled! Coolidge was nominated after some heated arguments on the floor and he decided to accept."

The first sentence is a claim; there needs to be some sort of reference which says he was a favorite son. The second and third sentences, which describe "something strange" as happening, are not of an appropriate encyclopedic tone, which must remain neutral and even throughout the article.

That is just one example. Please understand that citations are extremely important if Wikipedia is to be a verifiable source of information. As I said earlier, your contributions are welcome, but please realize that truth doesn't matter at Wikipedia; verifiability does. Thanks. --tomf688 (talk - email) 00:32, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Walter Scheel[edit]

Please do not add false information to Wikipedia. Walter Scheel never was Chancellor of Germany, not even for a single day. He was Vice-Chancellor and as such Willy Brandt's deputy. Usually a Chancellor remains in office beyond his term until a new Chancellor is elected. Because of Brandt's condition Scheel, as VC, acted in his stead. But still he was not Chancellor. Another point: Helmut Schmidt never was leader of his party. Str1977 (smile back) 17:36, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Your comment on my talk page[edit]

Ericl: Sorry, but regarding your comment here: [1] I'm not sure what you are talking about. Please provide a link to the diff or article, and I will reply to the content of your comment. WVhybrid 01:08, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

If you are talking about United States presidential election, 2000, my last edit was on that article was more than a month ago. [2], and as you can see, I didn't delete anything. If you are talking about another article, I don't have a clue about what you are talking about. Sorry. WVhybrid 01:16, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

"Acting Vice President"[edit]

Hi. I saw in a couple of your edits, you stated that a given person who was President pro tempore of the Senate at a time when the Vice Presidency was vacant (e.g., David Rice Atchison, Benjamin Wade) was serving as "Acting Vice President" and therefore was next in line to succeed to the Presidency. You are right that each of these people would have succeeded to the Presidency if something had happened to the President. You are also right that as President pro tempore, these people presided over meetings of the Senate, which would normally have been a Vice Presidential responsibility (in those days, unlike today, the Vice President actually did spend a fair amount of time showing up at the Senate and presiding).

However, I wanted to mention that the term "Acting Vice President" is not one that was ever used. Moreover, it's not the fact that the President pro tempore was acting as Vice President that placed him next in line for the Presidency, it's the fact that under the law at that time, the President pro tempore, in that capacity, was next after the Vice President in the presidential line of succession. Under later statutes, when other officials (first the Secretary of State, then the Speaker of the House) were placed next in line after the Vice President, they would come before the President pro tempore even though the President pro tempore continued to perform certain duties that a Vice President would ordinarily perform.

Since you're interested in this topic, you might want to take a look at United States presidential line of succession#History of succession law set by Congress and Presidential Succession Act if you haven't seen them before. Regards, Newyorkbrad 21:34, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Newyorkbrad, is correct. Never in the history of the US Constitution, did a position called 'Acting Vice President' ever exist. GoodDay 23:03, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

signature[edit]

Hi Eric; could you please modify your signature to link to [[User:Ericl|Ericl]] rather than [[Ericl]]? Right now it's trying to point to a redlink in articlespace, which I'm sure wasn't your intent... also, you may want to create a redirect from your userpage to your talk page, if you're not going to put anything there (or like me, you can make your signature link to both). Let me know if you have any trouble working out how to do this... -- nae'blis 16:10, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi, Eric; I was going to ask you the same thing. I got your post on my page (which I'll answer just below) and I needed to fix your sig to hop over to this page. Are you signing your name with four tildes (the tilde is the ~ character) rather than typing it manually? In any event, User:Ericl would be your userpage (when you set it up); just "Ericl" would be an article about you in the encyclopedia, which there isn't one (maybe someday :) ). Regards, Newyorkbrad 20:59, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

"Acting Vice President"[edit]

Thanks for your message about this. I appreciate the information you provided. If you have any sources or documents that use the term "Acting Vice President" in an official context before 1886, could you please let me know what they are. I've done research on related areas and have never seen it used in the U.S. Thanks, Newyorkbrad 20:59, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Impostors[edit]

This quirk fascinated people of the 17th century, then Schiller, Pushkin, etc. For my part, I'm not so sure that he was an impostor. There is always some chance that he was the real tsarevich. Ivan IV's wife acknowledged him as her son, for instance. --Ghirla -трёп- 16:07, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Block[edit]

My sincere apologies for blocking you by mistake. Let me know if you are still autoblocked, but it should be removed. Have a nice night. alphachimp. 06:30, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Block[edit]

it hasn't. please unblock me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ericl (talkcontribs)

It should be now. alphachimp. 07:14, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

U.S. Congress ending date[edit]

I saw your edit summary at the Speaker of the House of Representatives article. Please note that terms of U.S. Congresses end at 12 noon on January 3rd, as indicated in the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution. Hope this clarifies, let me know if you have any questions. Newyorkbrad 03:09, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

By the way, you are absolutely right about there being a "technical gap" in the terms of Speakers, my only point is about exactly when the gap starts. Newyorkbrad 16:24, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

25th Amendment[edit]

I saw your edit to Acting President of the United States which mentioned that the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate are constitutionally included in the line of succession of the 25th Amendment.

I reverted that change because you are incorrect. While it is true that those officers are mentioned in the 25th amendment, they are mentioned only because those are the officers to whom the President and Vice President/cabinet file written declarations about presidential disability.

The 25th Amendment does NOT specify a line of succession except for Vice President.

The text of the 25th is even included in the article and available online at Cornell Law School for your review. JasonCNJ 19:02, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

2012 Democratic National Convention[edit]

I nominated 2012 Democratic National Convention for deletion. If you are trying to build a reputation for yourself as a serious contributor, creating articles of this type and tone (Nothing of importance will happen. The speeches will be for the most part forgettable, and heroes of yore, such as former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton will be trotted out to blow the delegates a kiss or two. The ratings will be very low, even for a convention with no suspense at all.) is probably not the best way to go about it. Please see WP:NOT (particularly the Crystal ball section). A lot of your other contributions look good. Savidan 20:16, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Acting Vice President[edit]

The article is facing a deletion vote. Thought you might like to know. GoodDay 23:21, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Sassanid Empire[edit]

Please explain your addition to Western Wall: “The Sassanid Jewish "state" has always been forbidden knowledge”. I am confused! Chesdovi 13:07, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Carl Albert[edit]

Hello Ericl. I've put back Presidential Succession Act in this article. The 25th Amendment only mentions the Vice President as the offical to succeed to the Presidency or the Presidential powers & duties (Acting President), no other officials are mentioned. GoodDay 18:33, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Citing sources[edit]

My point in adding the {{fact}} marker to United States presidential election, 2008 timeline wasn't that it's controversial now. It's that adding the references as you add the material is much easier now than it is down the road after all of the news links dry up. Please cite sources in the article rather than only in the comment in the change history. See Wikipedia:Citing sources for how to do it. Thanks! -- RobLa 05:08, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

And a request from me on the same subject: thanks for adding the numbers on United States presidential election, 2008 timeline; would you please also add references to where those come from? Thanks. Peterbr 15:07, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Richard Codey[edit]

To clarify, every time the governor leaves the state or is unable to perform his duties, Richard Codey has been Acting Governor. While I'm sure that you could get an exact count, this has happened likely dozens of times since Codey became Senate President, so this is NOT the Codey's third stint as Acting Governor. On the List of Governors of New Jersey, Acting Governors are listed only if they are serving due to a vacancy, not due to the temporary incapacitation of a sitting governor, as in the current case. Alansohn 18:41, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

hello eric[edit]

sofi abu taleb wasn't a president, it was a transitional period after the assassination of Sadat because he was the head of the parliament, and this is what happens at the emergency situations according to the constitution, he wasn't chosen by the people and he wasn't able to do what the president can do.

u know ? it happened again when the current president went for a surgery in Germany and he delegated the prime-minister some authority, but he couldn't assigns a minister or makes a war decision and so on, i live in egypt and i'm sure he wasn't a PRESIDENT and thanx for ur co-op

Realman208

George Washington[edit]

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Please use edit summaries[edit]

Hello. Please be courteous to other editors and use edit summaries when updating articles. The Mathbot tool shows your usage of edit summaries to be extremely low:

Edit summary usage for Ericl: 17% for major edits and 7% for minor edits. Based on the last 150 major and 150 minor edits in the article namespace.

Using edit summaries helps other editors quickly understand your edits, which is especially useful when you make changes to articles that are on others' watchlists. Thanks and happy editing! --Kralizec! (talk) 00:23, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Notability of Slumdance Film Festival[edit]

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David Paterson "Ascension to governer"[edit]

Please see WP:CRYSTAL. Yes, all US news outlets are talking about Paterson's likely ascension to governor in the coming hours or days, but it hasn't happened yet, and since Wikipedia is not a crystal ball, Wikipedia can't say that it has happened. I believe the article already says that he is likely to become governor, so I think that is all that is needed. Thanks, and happy wiki-ing! --Jaysweet (talk) 14:47, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Also, if you want to create a Sandbox page that has a version of the article where you can "get ready for the big switch," I can help you do that. Please do not edit the actual article to say he is governor, though. --Jaysweet (talk) 14:48, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Your reorg of the sections was not complete. "Stem cell research" under "Governor of NY" is wrong. Why make the page worse just when so many people are reading it? Make your edits correct and complete, it is a live page. Maybe wait a little while. Thanks, it is a team effort. Colfer2 (talk) 14:51, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Okay, first of all, please do not put messages for me on my user page -- those messages belong on my user talk page. This is a common confusion with new users, so don't worry too much about it. But anyway, I moved your comment to my user talk page.

Secondly, we have to be very careful here. Every US news outlet is reporting that Spitzer's aides have said that he will resign at 11:30AM EST. If you want to put that in the article, that is fine. But it hasn't happened yet, and until it does, Paterson is not governor. The aides could be lying. Spitzer could change his mind. Neither of these things are likely, but again, WP:CRYSTAL is very clear about this.

And even if we take for granted that the aides are correct and that Spitzer will resign at 11:30, Paterson does not become governor until that time, and his Wikipedia article should reflect that.

I hope this makes sense to you. As I said, if you want to start working on a version of the Paterson article that names him as governor, you can do that in Sandbox space (e.g. create a page called User:Ericl/David Paterson that you can edit yourself) and then, when Spitzer announces his resignation, you can copy that page into the actual article.

Until then, do not continue to say that Paterson is governor, because he's not. Not yet. Thanks! --Jaysweet (talk) 15:01, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

And David Paterson will probably become governor effective Monday. Hold your horses! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Colfer2 (talkcontribs) 15:26, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Source for revotes?[edit]

Hey, Ericl, do you have a source for the revote thing you just added to United States presidential election, 2008? I see lots of articles talking about all the hand-wringing about the possibility of revotes, but I haven't seen any breaking news saying they are actually likely to be held on such-and-such a date. I was wondering what you source was for that?

(Incidentally, I am not Wikistalking you, I just happen to have both David Paterson and United States presidential election, 2008 on my Watchlist. I promise! :) ) --Jaysweet (talk) 16:17, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

I found a ref for "june 3", and will add it to the articles: http://www.newsweek.com/id/107872 - Colfer2 (talk) 16:24, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, so as not to clutter up Ericl's talk page, I am moving the discussion to Talk:United States presidential election, 2008.  :) Thanks Ericl and Colfer2! --Jaysweet (talk) 16:27, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Unknown ruler of Persia[edit]

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Sourcing[edit]

As you may or may not be aware, one of our requirements for articles is that they be verified through reliable sources. Unknown ruler of Persia needs sourcing if it is going to remain. It's currently being considered for deletion at AfD; a five day deletion discussion process. I did some preliminary research looking for mention of the unknown ruler and so far haven't found anything. Can you tell me where you got the information to write this article? I can help you cite the source if it's a source we can use. Sourcing the article is what the way to make the article encyclopedic and not be deleted. As the creator, you are best situated to supply a source. Cheers.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 04:24, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Manifesto[edit]

The party manifesto (apparently you call it a platform) of any and every political party is source material and is not to be published on Wikipedia. — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 16:30, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Reverted Your Edits on the Sami People page[edit]

I caught your edits from August 9th replacing the word "Lapp" with the proper word of "Sami". You claimed that it was "political correctness" to use the word "Sami", insted of "lapp" [3]. Had you read the article you would have learned that the word "lapp" was derogatory and stated the reasons why it was. If you had a question, you could have asked it on the discussion page, otherwise what you did would be considered vandalism. Dinkytown (talk) 05:55, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Roman Kopin[edit]

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An Invite to join WikiProject Russia[edit]

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As you have shown an interest in Roman Kopin we thought you might like to take an interest in this WikiProject.
We look forward to welcoming you to the project! --Russavia Dialogue Stalk me 22:36, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

US Presidential Debates[edit]

It's a shame third party nominees can't participate in the Debates controlled by the Democrats & Republicans. PS- I'll never forget the treatment of Nader in 2000. GoodDay (talk) 15:29, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Adding refs[edit]

Thanks for the ref on the Israeli election article, but in future, could you avoid adding just the bare hyperlink, and format it (e.g. <ref>[http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1032930.html Israel sets Feburary 10 as date for general elections] Haaretz, 30 October 2008</ref>). Cheers, пﮟოьεԻ 57 17:03, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

La Garita[edit]

In fairness La Garita is beyond doubt the most explosive volcanic eruption known within the last 250 million years but considering 20% of the volume of the siberian traps is known to be ryholite and the fact that the Siberian Traps is one of largest volcanic events in earth's history, we could safely assume that those eruptions were easily the largest explosive eruptions known so far. I give you the benfit of the doubt that La Garita was extrodinarily powerful but at the end of the day the volume still stands as 5000 cubic km meaning it's still a VEI 8 eruption. However if you take a trip to PBS and more specifically NOVA they aired a program called "Mystery of the Megavolcano". On the site for the program is a feature called "Blasts from the past" which list an eruption in africa as having a volume of 1600 cubic miles or 7500 cubic km if you assume that 600 cubic miles = 2500 cubic km. Take a look!! Yours Wiki235 (talk) 18:05, 23 November 2008 (UTC)


Speedy deletion of Arthur MacArthur IV[edit]

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January 2009[edit]

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The next time you create an inappropriate page, you will be blocked from editing. --PMDrive1061 (talk) 23:16, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

The content was:

Calvin Coolidge was sworn in by his father, john, by the light of a kerosene lamp at approximaely two in the morning of August 2, 1923. All involved went back to bed.

That to me reads like nonsense, or an attempt at humor at the very least. You're free to recreate and elaborate on the fact if it's true (and to provide third-party references), but look at it from the point of view of someone like me who stumbles on something like this.--PMDrive1061 (talk) 23:27, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Huh? I'm not saying anything about that "Krew" nonsense to you. That was a real vandal whom I've blocked. Don't worry. PMDrive1061 (talk) 23:28, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Then please accept my apologies for assuming the worst and falsely accusing you. I'll restore it right away. PMDrive1061 (talk) 23:34, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Stub categories[edit]

Hi there, I see you're one of the creators of those Presidential Inauguration stub articles. You might like to help out by making sure they're also in the proper stub categories. (I've already done some myself, including the FDR articles.) All you have to do is add the following after the regular categories: {{US-politics-stub}} {{US-hist-stub}}. Cgingold (talk) 13:56, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of United States House of Representatives elections in the District of Columbia, 2010[edit]

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Marking edits as minor[edit]

You seem to be marking nearly all of your edits as minor, even though many of them aren't. The policy for minor edits says that they're only for when the edit "could never be the subject of a dispute". For instance, you added content to 2009 New York State Senate leadership crisis, which didn't appear to be completely NPOV, and still marked it minor.

As a general rule, whenever you add any content, it isn't a minor edit. -- Austin512 (talkcontribs) 16:29, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Eve Frank article[edit]

Hi Ericle: Your recent article about Eve Frank is troubling. The article deals with a highly controversial topic therefore it is doubly important to ensure that it be accurate and factual and state the truth. It is undoubtedly an important subject, but the only WP:CITE you make is to a weirdo site that has no information, only ads. The article also claims that the US judge Felix Frankfurter was descended from her, how did you arrive at this conclusion? You need to back up such serious claims with WP:RS otherwise the article will be ammended and cut down to a stub until reliable sources can be obtained. Thanks for attending to this serious matter ASAP. IZAK (talk) 07:38, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 05:48, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Thomas Porteous[edit]

I don't know if you are working on this or not, but the House might vote this week on impeaching him (see [4]). The articles of impeachment are on Wikisource; see s:Articles of Impeachment Against United States District Court Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. - Thanks, Hoshie 21:50, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Second United Kingdom general election 2010[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Second United Kingdom general election 2010[edit]

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May 2010[edit]

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Turkey revolts[edit]

Hi Ericl, I'm being serious. If you were to create a new article on the Turkish revolts it would be a useful contribution to the project. I sense that you are upset that it has been ignored. You can redress that omission. Ericoides (talk) 16:18, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

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Yemen[edit]

I noticed one of your edit notes - al-Jazeera was kicked out of Yemen by the government. Flatterworld (talk) 15:02, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Directly copying schedule is a form of plagiarism.[edit]

You need to paraphrase in your own style and the new page is definitely not paraphrasing but rather a direct copy of the schedule. I'm sorry but I've reverted back to the old style which was paraphrasing. ViriiK (talk) 00:42, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Please stop reorganizing to your personal preference of how you want to see it. I want to maintain consistency between conventions. Look at the 2008 or 2004 convention as your baseline. ViriiK (talk) 01:59, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

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Rep Convention[edit]

Hi there Ericl. I wasn't familiar with your prior edits. Maybe we could use more of your idea. Give me a diff to your reorganization layout which was reverted.– Sir Lionel, EG(talk) 05:02, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

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Jeanne Hulit[edit]

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It's now stuck to my page and I can't get it off!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEK!Ericl (talk) 18:43, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

There you go, little fella! :-) Deb (talk) 21:21, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

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Could you discuss these changes at talk? They are massive and undiscussed. Capitalismojo (talk) 20:22, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

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New articles[edit]

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ISIS split of Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad[edit]

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al-Shams[edit]

Hi Eric. You have made some changes resulting in this article [5]. Why did you change the name? and what does al-Shams mean?

In any case, please fix it. Worldedixor (talk) 19:57, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

What you said on my talk page is wrong. "Al Shams" is not Arabic for "The Levant. Worldedixor (talk) 23:46, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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Your source[edit]

I said this before. We write per what the sources say. First, none of the sources are calling it an invasion by ISIS from Syria as you put it. ISIS was already there in Iraq long before the war in Syria started. Second, the source you left on my talk page also calls those opposing the Iraqi government insurgents. Seems you missed that part. Third, a blog? Wikipedia has rules on blogs to be used as sources. Also, I remind you once again on WP: Common name. And the common name per MOST sources is still insurgency, not regional war, regardless of your personal opinion (POV) for which Wikipedia also has a rule. I may seem harsh on this issue but I'm sorry, I'm simply sticking to WP procedure. Regards! EkoGraf (talk) 10:22, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

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for ease of bookkeeping[edit]

Would you mind adding an "oppose" prior to your opinion statement here? Experience has found these articles need to have editor opinions laid out very clearly in bullet-points to avoid misunderstandings like non-consensus page moves and merges. DocumentError (talk) 22:34, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Your edits on Turkey/Kurds/Kobane topics[edit]

Hello Eric,

Today, I removed and rewrote text you had contributed on the PKK (2014 action against Islamic State...) and on Turkish involvement in the 2014 military intervention against ISIS (Blowback and the Siege of Kobane).

Your edits (e.g., this diff on the first article and this diff on the second article) were clearly non-neutral in tone and in terms of the representation of some of the information in the source articles.

Please take more care in the future when editing on this topic. AdamColligan (talk) 16:34, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Constellation[edit]

A quick apology - I've just noticed I've removed most of your recent edits to List of Constellation missions while tidying that page up, without realising it! The Constellation list is for the proposed flights of the (cancelled) Constellation program; the recent Orion mission doesn't really have a named program to belong to, it seems, but the recent & future flights are covered at Orion (spacecraft). I've flagged this gap up at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spaceflight.

Apologies again if the removal seemed rude - I hadn't realised you'd only added it the day before! Andrew Gray (talk) 21:07, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

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Those so called incidents[edit]

As an Irishman and someone who loves traditional Jewish baking, I'm very interested in hearing about these so-called government sponsored anti-Semitic incidents in the Republic of Ireland. CivisHibernius (talk) 05:36, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Right so all you can offer is a Martyn Turner cartoon which highlights the disproportionate response on the part of the Israeli military, a statement from a Labour Party Minister (a man I personally do not like) showing their support for a two state solution by funding Palestinian Institutions and a member of the NI Assembly who wants the current Israeli ambassador removed. The current ambassador compared Free Palestine activists to Hitler and hilariously photoshopped an image of teditinghe Molly Malone statue in Dublin, showing her covered with a Muslim veil along with the words, "Israel now, Dublin next." I won't mention some of the rumours about why he was moved here. The only time the word "Jew" was mentioned was in that appalling CiF watch article, which is proof that some people really do need a proper hobby. In the other two articles nothing was stated which could be considered anti-Semitic. I've reverted your edits. Seriously think before you post. And don't you dare call me an anti-Semite. CivisHibernius (talk) 15:46, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Seaweed[edit]

Many apologies for reverting your edit. It was unintended and I had thought that I had undone my own edit but clearly not so. All down to editing on a small screen with fat fingerso.  Velella  Velella Talk   01:10, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

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Move discussion for Israeli intervention in the Syrian Civil War[edit]

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Problems with the copyright bot notwithstanding (please do make sure those are addressed), it seems to me that approaching the TR Digital Library would be best handled as a subsection of a piece on Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson University, which is the sponsoring entity and curator of the website. I also note that the piece does need a proper lead written for it. Would you consider doing an expansion of the piece along these lines?

In an absolutely unrelated matter, I think your recent edits to Conference for Progressive Political Action may be problematic. I do not think that the first conference of the CPPA was a nominating convention for LaFollette, as you intimate with your changes. I will try to revisit this one myself shortly; it's in my wheelhouse historically but I don't recall off the top of my head. I haven't yet reverted your edit, but I do think it is wrong, pending cracking a couple books...

Sorry if this sounds like some grouchy old dude dumping on you; that is not my intent. Thanks for your good work! —Tim Davenport, Corvallis, OR /// Carrite (talk) 15:44, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Eric— Yeah, I just looked at your piece on the 1924 LaFollette convention and saw that was the book you cited. I think, but am not sure, that these were two distinct conventions, perhaps with one adjourning and the other starting in the same city at the same locale. That's in my mind anyway. I might have an hour here this morning to spend on the question after I walk the dog and eat something. Not sure that I'll get to the TR Digital Library matter but will see how that goes. That's a really good "find" of a piece that needed coverage by you, excellent job on that! A couple fine points. You can mark things as a stub with two curly brackets, the word stub, and two closing curly brackets: { { stub } } (with no spaces). Also, be sure to write a short summary lead and then set it apart from the body of the article with a header saying "History" or "Biography" or something and then start writing the article again for real there, repeating the lead material fully. The new mobile version of WP just feeds people the lead section, so those should be short, snappy summaries of the full articles, unless things are just a line or two long stubs. Your stuff is actually closer to a starter article in nature than a stub, I think. And it is four tildes to fully sign a post, not three. Hope this helps. Best regards, —Tim /// 15:58, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Ha ha, I just did the three tilde signature myself! Carrite (talk) 16:05, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Well, that's interesting. It turns out that the problem lies with your article 1924 Progressive National Convention — there was no such thing, it seems, only the first convention of the CPPA, which effectively nominated LaFollette. In other words, there weren't two conventions, there was only one — Cleveland, July 4-5, 1925 — which was detailed previously on the CPPA page (which I have restored). Here is how it went down, per The American Labor Year Book, 1925. (NY: Rand School of Social Science, 1925); pp. 123-124:

"Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. read to the Convention the message of his father. The National Committee [of the CPPA] had requested Senator LaFollette to make the race for the presidency. His acceptance speech declared that the time had come "for a militant political movement independent of the two old party organizations." But he was unwilling to lead any campaign which would hurt those progressives, nominally elected as Republicans and Democrats. Hence he emphasized what he considered the necessity of an independent movement, with candidates only for President and Vice-President, and not the formation of a party nationally, state, and locally, at that time. [Emphasis mine, t.d.] He declared that the paramount issue of the 1924 campaign was "to break the combined power of the private monopoly system over the political and economic life of the American people." A new party, in which all progressives might unite, would be born, he said, after the November elections, for the people "will register their will and united purpose by a vote of such magnitude that a new political party will be inevitable."

So, there was no "Progressive Party National Convention" at all. Your page should probably be changed into a redirect to Conference for Progressive Political Action#First Convention, but I will leave that for you to do as article creator. I'm sure some detail can be migrated over from the source you cite, although the count of 1200 delegates you mention (which is what threw me in the first place) is certainly inflated, the actual delegate count was 600-ish. Best regards, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 17:52, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Thinking this over, if you wanted to make an expanded "main page" about the LaFollette nomination, a simple name change of your new page to 1924 nomination of Robert M. LaFollette for President or some such might work well. The one thing that should not happen is to keep the current title, however, since "Progressive Party" was a ballot line convenience to the LaFollette/Wheeler campaign in 1924, not a "real" party nor an entity which held a "nominating convention." The CPPA held a convention, which nominated LaFollette, if you follow... —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 17:57, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

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Your edits or your comments[edit]

Is it so difficult just to insert the events as they are without giving any personal and subjective comments. It is an enecyclopedia, and it should be free of our, humble editors', comments. --Egeymi (talk) 13:59, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

sources[edit]

What about giving full references instead of bare urls? Some of the refs you put are highly unreliable. --Egeymi (talk) 14:07, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

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Consuls[edit]

Are you sure that other two consuls didn't (formally) stayed in office until 18 May 1804? As far as I know, that was the case. The Constitution of the Year X proclaimed Napoleon to be First Consul for Life, but it didn't relieved the other two of their position... --Sundostund (talk) 14:24, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

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It's usually spelled (with italics) Dramatis personae or Dramatis personæ. I'm not sure that that such a term should be used as encyclopedic for historical events, though. It's a theatre or performing art term, and usually when used in other contexts, the term is ironic. Tarl.Neustaedter (talk) 06:03, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

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Summer 2015 Invasion of Syria[edit]

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You may notice that I've been curating this article since I created it three weeks ago. BTW, how is an article about an innocent person in Jordan being killed by a Syrian mortar shell disprove that innocent people in Jordan have been killed by errant Syrian mortar shells?Ericl (talk) 17:26, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
You miss the point of providing reference. You wrote that innocent people had died, and provided a reference that said one person had died. in order words, you did not provide that more than one had died. It looks like you are misrepresenting what the reference wrote. I think it is sloppiness on your part, rather than any intent to deceive, but either way, it tells other editors that your edits are suspect. Ground Zero | t 17:54, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

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I honestly don't know why I was blocked. I never made any disruptive edits, even though some have claimed I have. The articles on the expansion of the Syrian Civil War in Turkey was not the least bit disruptive. There was a major bruhaha in the media and it deserved an article. Later, the shooting actually started. The references were all good. Major newssites from several major countries, including such ones at the here in the 'States. As to Spillover of the Syrian Civil War, for most of the time I seemed to be only one following it. If you look at my recent clean-up of the article, it is smart, efficient, and to the point. the article is more of an index to the subject. The War has been going on for years and every now and then it starts sploshes over to one of it's neighbors, which is extremely annoying. What I did was not disruptive. My comments at the time may not have been very nice (I didn't mention any names), but the work I did on the edits were necessary and proper.

On occasion, I may be brusque, as I was in the 2015 Canadian Election, but think about it. All previous Canadian elections have standardized titles, and the reason that this one does not is because some believe that somehow the election could possibly be delayed by the Harper government past the legal mandated date of October 2015. My changing the title when it appeared that an immediate dissolution would mean it would be in 2015 and not in 2014...what precisely was wrong with that? The current Fixed date election law could not be repealed without the equivilent of declaration of war or a zombie attack (the latter was a bit over the top, I admit), but under normal circumstances, the federal election will indeed take place this year. There were some problems about the 2012 election, which was the last time I "got into trouble", but if you go way back then, you will notice that I was in fact right, and the people I was trying to get removed (candidates, not editors), never got more than 52 votes the entire primary season and didn't deserve to get placed with those people who got not only hundreds of thousands of votes, but delegates as well...if you look at message 61, for example, which asked for speedy deletion of an article about a guy named John Wolfe, Jr. I won that one. The guy came in second for the Democratic Nomination last time out, and got over a hundred thousand votes. Is insisting that he is notable, or Bob Rogers, who was the Democratic nominee for US Senator from Oklahoma, somehow disruptive? Their articles are still up there.

The problem, as I see it, is that I'm slightly ahead of the curve when it comes to the current and recent unpleasentness in the middle east. I insisted that the War with ISIS was in fact part of the same war, and I was right. Over the past NINE years, I have done a great deal of good on Wikipedia and have spent vast amounts of effort and time to create and maintain the best of the site. Look at what I've done for US presidential elections. I don't deserve to be blocked, please put be back where I belongEricl (talk) 22:17, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

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I agree with Beeblebrox that there are severe WP:OR issues with your editing that you seem unable to recognize. And that explicitly includes your edits on US elections. Huon (talk) 23:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

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  • You see, being "ahead of the curve" actually means you are making things up based on your own observations and writing them down here as if they were fact. Whether your observations turn out to be right or wrong is irrelevant, Wikipedia explicitly does not allow us to base article content on our own observations. That you have been editing for so long and seem not to to understand or care about such a basic concept of how this works is exactly why I blocked you. Look at this page. people have been trying to explain this to you for nine years. if you don't get it by now I don't know that you ever will, but that's up to you. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:08, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
No it doesn't, and they haven't. Had they actually been doing that, I'd have been blocked ages ago. The "observations," such as noticing that Iraq has a new Foreign Minister, are what the cold hard facts that I've been reading, which is what everyone else does, and and I've always used references. Pleaae put me back on. Ericl (talk) 23:44, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
I enjoyed your comment that the fixed election date law could not be repealed without the equivalent of a declaration of war or a zombie attack. In fact, the fixed election date law could be repealed by Parliament for whatever reason it decided to be appropriate. Declaration of war or zombie attack is entirely speculation. And you don't seem to get that, or be able to provide a reliable source to support your argument. User:Ground Zero
When writing about a future SCHEDULED event, such as this year's Canadian Election, one has to make the assumption that everything will go as normal. It has to be assumed that there will NOT be a declaration of war or a zombie invasion or a terrorist attack that would upend the system. If there is a consensus in the "real world" that something must happen by a certain date, then Wikipedia must reflect that. The Democratic National committee is within it's rights to cancel next year's convention and declare Hillary to be the nominee if it wants. Will it? NO!!!!!! The disruption that a gratuitous repeal of the fixed election act by Parliament months or weeks before a scheduled dissolution would have been enormous. There is a reasonableness test that must be applied, and barring the zombies, delaying the election into 2016 or later fails.Ericl (talk) 13:55, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Your response validates the indefinite block, in my opinion. Ground Zero | t 14:49, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
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Request reason:

You need me. I have been a productive wikipedian for nine years. I have organized and created hundreds of articles and almost none have been deleted. I have mentioned my hard work on US presidential elections, one person said it smacks of “original research “ but that could not be farther from the case. Major newspapers like the New York Times or the Chicago Tribune are NOT considered “primary sources. “ They are easily accessible behind pay walls. The same with “Facts on File’s” database on presidential elections, which is available in many libraries in book form. Photocopying and reformatting numbers (the physical who-got-what-votes tally at the Conventions are NOT copyrighted) is NOT original research, as would going to a presidential library and reading FDR’s letters. I have done work on pretty much every single article on Presidential elections since I arrived here in 2005, and much of my additions and editing is still there. The same as for Presidents and Vice-Presidents of the US, as with the lists for [[Chief Ministers of England]|] and quite a few of Kings and Queens of quite a few countries. Look at what I did for the Succession in Saudi Arabia, for example. When I first got there a couple of years ago it was a complete mess. The articles on the statuatory governing councils were less than bare bones and when King Salmon first took power and cleaned house, there was even an attempt to remove an article I had just put up on the new order of things. These things happen when you have to go to the bathroom and one saves something briefly. A similar thing happened when I was reviving from the dead the article 1860 Constitutional Union Convention and had already added some references. What’s the deal with that? Lesser high officials in foreign countries are notable. Members of the Saudi Cabinet, for example, Khaled al-Tuwaijri, chief for the Saudi Court, was the most powerful non-royal in the Saudi Government. He didn’t have an article until I discovered him just after his ouster in February. My improvements on the article on Prince [Muhammed bin Salman]] were reverted, but that was for political reasons. Someone had decided that the fact he had just been given vast powers and grand titles (he has since become Deputy Crown Prince) should be kept secret. I am quite proud of most of what I have done at Wikipedia, and it would be wrong of you to ban me for all my good works. I have never vandalized anything, and I have been a loyal member of the cause. I have never been deliberately disruptive and have always acted for the good of the community. Please let me back. Ericl (talk) 18:25, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Since 2006 you have received a horrifying number of messages about problems with your editing, but you arrogantly ignore them, and continue in the same way. It is astonishing that you have not been blocked many times over the years, but now that a block has come, it might be hoped that it would prompt you to at last start taking notice of other editors' concerns. On the contrary: every time you have posted here since the block, you have added yet more confirmation that you totally fail to see what the concerns are (or refuse to: but it makes no difference), and that you have no intention whatever of changing. The arrogance that you show in your unblock requests is amazing: did you really think that was the way to persuade an administrator that from now on you will start editing more collaboratively? The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 20:53, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

"I have never vandalized anything.... I have never been deliberately disruptive...." So I suppose your account was hacked when it made this edit? — MShabazz Talk/Stalk 18:47, 26 July 2015 (UTC) Then what is it a map of?Ericl (talk) 20:27, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

August 19: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday August 19, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

We also hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:58, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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September 16: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC[edit]

Wednesday September 16, 7pm: WikiWednesday Salon and Skill-Share NYC
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You are invited to join the Wikimedia NYC community for our evening "WikiWednesday" salon and knowledge-sharing workshop by 14th Street / Union Square in Manhattan.

This month, we will also host a Newcomer's Wiki Workshop for those getting started on the encyclopedia project!

We hope for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from educational and cultural institutions interested in developing free knowledge projects. We will also follow up on plans for recent and upcoming editathons, and other outreach activities.

After the main meeting, pizza/chicken/vegetables and refreshments and video games in the gallery!

7:00pm - 9:00 pm at Babycastles, 137 West 14th Street

Featuring a keynote talk this month to be determined! We especially encourage folks to add your 5-minute lightning talks to our roster, and otherwise join in the "open space" experience! Newcomers are very welcome! Bring your friends and colleagues! --Pharos (talk) 15:11, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Bonus events, RSVP now for our latest upcoming editathons:

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Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA[edit]

Saturday October 3: WikiArte Latin America Edit-a-thon @ MoMA
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You are invited to join us for a full Saturday (drop-in any time!) of social Wikipedia editing at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for our upcoming "WikiArte" Latin America Edit-a-thon, for Wiki Arte y Cultura Latinoamericana, a communal day of creating, updating, improving, and translating Wikipedia articles about Latin American art and culture.

11:00am - 5:00 pm (drop-in anytime!) at MoMA Cullman Education and Research Building, 4 West 54th Street

All are invited, with no specialized knowledge of the subject or Wikipedia editing experience required. We will provide training sessions and resources for beginner Wikipedians, WiFi, reference materials, and suggested topics, as well as childcare and refreshments.

Please bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for articles that need to be updated, translated, or created. You are welcome to edit all day or drop by to show your support, and to follow #WikiArte on social media!

Trainings for new and less experienced Wikipedia editors will be offered (in English) at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Tutorials and resources in Spanish will be available online, and participants are also encouraged to work on the Spanish and Portuguese language editions of Wikipedia.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 10:33, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

P.S. Next event, October 15 - Women in Architecture editathon @ Guggenheim

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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for a full afternoon and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

noon - 8pm (drop-in anytime!) at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Garrett Lobby @ 1071 5th Ave by E 88 St

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon— to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. New and experienced editors are welcome.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:34, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!)[edit]

Thursday October 15: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon @ Guggenheim
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You are invited to join us for a full day and evening of social Wikipedia editing at the Guggenheim (drop-in any time, noon-8pm!), during which we will create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles covering the lives and works of women in architecture.

noon - 8pm (drop-in anytime!) at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Garrett Lobby @ 1071 5th Ave by E 88 St

In conjunction with Archtober and New York Archives Week, the Guggenheim will host its third Wikipedia edit-a-thon—or, #guggathon—to enhance articles related to women in architecture on Wikipedia. The Guggenheim aims to further the goals of Ada Lovelace Day for STEM, and Art+Feminism for art, in a field that, by its nature combines both.

The Guggenheim will work alongside ArchiteXX, the founders of WikiD: Women Wikipedia Design #wikiD, the international education and advocacy program working to increase the number of Wikipedia articles on women in architecture and the built environment. New and experienced editors are welcome.

Can’t join us in New York? Visit our global partnerships page to discover an edit-a-thon in a city near you or simply join remotely.

We hope to see you there!--Pharos (talk) 19:58, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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Merger discussion for 1864 Republican National Convention [edit]

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Merger discussion for List of sons of King Abdulaziz ibn Saud by seniority[edit]

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Nomination of List of people to hold U.S. Cabinet Secretaryships for ten years or more for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of people to hold U.S. Cabinet Secretaryships for ten years or more is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of people to hold U.S. Cabinet Secretaryships for ten years or more until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. North America1000 09:14, 8 August 2016 (UTC)