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You called?[edit]

?Crampy20 15:07, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

lol, question answered below Crampy20 15:10, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Help with moving a page[edit]

Help:Moving a page has plenty of information. Bascially you just use the move button (to the right of the history button).--Commander Keane 15:09, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

That part, I get. My question is about what I do next. The Help tells me that after I move, the old page name will redirect to the new page name. What happens if I want to use the old page name with different content?
To be specific, I'm looking at the page Paralympic Alpine Skiing. This contains specific content about alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Paralympics, not general content about Paralympic Alpine Skiing. I'd like to move it (and other related pages about the 2006 Games) to "(Sport Name) at the 2006 Winter Paralympics" and then create general articles (well, stubs actually) under each sports name. But I don't want to break anything.
Maybe it's a question of insufficient boldness on my part... Eron 15:18, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
What you are saying makes sense. Move the page, and then go back and edit the redirect (changing the redirect into an article). Use 2006 Winter Olympics as a reference for naming. For example, note the the correct capitalisaion is Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics (only captitalise proper nouns).--Commander Keane 15:28, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! Eron 15:35, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

[bot warning posted in error removed]

Hmmm, I'll take a look into it, thanks for bringing it to my attention -- Tawker 14:46, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

random thanks...[edit]

I think I just came behind you and another fellow who reverted dragonsrevenge's changes.

Thank you for laboring to help wikipedia. And please have a good day. Peace, --Gbinal 14:53, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Glad I could help. Eron 14:54, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Theni district[edit]

I see you redirected the page Theni district, which I had nominated for deletion; thanks for cleaning that up. (On reflection, I probably could have checked that out myself. Live and learn.) I have a question about the four related pages I nominated at the same time. I've checked them out; they are all copyvios as well, and two of them are actually duplicates of each other. Now the deletion debate has closed, what - if anything - should I do about these? Eron 15:20, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Right, sorry I forgot to clean those up aswell, thanks for reminding me. You need to follow the procedure at Wikipedia:Copyright problems. I've now done that for the four articles in question. --bainer (talk) 01:54, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

Notice of deletion[edit]

Just so you know, Disney's Lost Isle Water Park an article you commented on has been confirmed as a hoax and deleted. The external page is a hoax located on a free web service site. Thanks. ¡Dustimagic! (T/C) 02:42, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

About Osama bin Laden[edit]

He is indeed left handed check FBI website and the reference is a good one for voice faking technology. Hence I have reverted back your change on OBL page. ---- Faisal 19:52, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

I'm going to reply to this on the Talk:Osama bin Laden page. Eron 20:55, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Hi once again. Do not you think the sentences you write are bit conflicting with each other. I am talking about A series of audio and videotapes released later appear to confirm that he is still alive. At this point, there is no confirmation that he is either alive or dead. Should we write that ... due to lack of independent verification audio in the tapes it is not confirmed that he is either alive or dead and he has not released any video since many years. ---- Faisal 14:22, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Another audiotape was just released today. [1]. There may be a more elegant way of putting it - it was late when I typed that. I'm not sure what would qualify as "independent verification" in this case. I'll take another stab at it. Eron 14:30, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
Any verification done by parties involved i.e. terrorist or USA (and USA allied) is not acceptable. A video tape that is of good quality and shown in Arabic (without dubbing) is much more reliable because everyone can monitor it. However, there is no video tape is released since many years. Having no video tape in years, is a clue that make him much more dead than alive because we know that he loved to film videos. Pakistani president had said it that he is dead but later reverted back his stand, I guess because of USA pressure. ---- Faisal 14:39, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

About Links and Classification: Wikipedia Guidelines[edit]

"Removing unnecessary division of external links" All wikipedians wants to see information well organized. Please , do not be apolitical and have sensibility.

Thanks for your help anyway. Cheers and have a good weekend. Nelson Brito —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

I don't really know what you mean by "do not be apolitical and have sensibility."
In any event, wikipedia:external links says "If an article has a large number of external links, it may be helpful to use subheaders to classify them." I guess we disagree on what is meant by "a large number;" I don't really think eleven external links need them.
But if it's important to you, I'll leave it. Eron 17:37, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

Use of pop-up reversion[edit]

This edit seemed like a good faith edit. I completely agree with your reverting it, but since it was not vandalism, use of pop-ups seemed unwarranted and gives the anon no explanation for why the edit was reverted. JoshuaZ 19:20, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't fully share your confidence that it was a good faith edit, but I take your point and I see that I might have been too quick on the draw there. Thanks. Eron 19:23, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Why is it POV?[edit]

Hi, just wondering why you thought the statement "the Tibetan antelope was first nominated by Tibetans in China" in the 2008 Olympics page is POV. Granted, it lacks citation, but so do thousands of other sentences in Wikipedia. This statement, if verified, merely states a fact, not POV. Pseudotriton 04:40, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

The full sentence, with the edit I removed, read "Among its other complaints concerning China's policies in Tibet, Students for a Free Tibet is protesting the Chinese government's use of the Tibetan antelope (chiru) as one of its five Olympic mascots. SFT claims that this is propaganda to legitimize Chinese rule of Tibet, and that this goes against the Olympic spirit, despite the fact that the Tibetan antelope was first nominated by Tibetans in China." The addition - in italics - is unsourced. As you note, lots of Wikipedia statements are unreferenced, so I wouldn't have reverted just for that. But the effect on the sentence takes it from a statement of fact (that SFT protested this mascot) to a statement of opinion (they protested it, but that was silly as it was nominated by Tibetans in the first place.)
I guess it's the despite that gave me pause. I'm really not sure that the addition added anything substantive to the entry, and it appeared to me to be a not-so-subtle attempt to cast the SFT protest in a bad light - that is, POV. Eron 02:58, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
I disagree, not the least because the addition was not worded as you put it (that was silly as it...). "Despite" is as an objective term as one can get. I think the sentence actually makes the paragraph more NPOV by providing "the other side of the story". The section as it currently stands is lopsided. With all due respect but it seems to me that you are reading too much into that new sentence because you are clouded by POV. Then again, I suppose it is hard to stay neutral in a touch subject like this one.
As for the references, I checked the SFT site cited, it's merely a blog with the relevant material nowhere to be found. We basically have to take their words for it and to me that's extremely POV. Pseudotriton 17:16, 27 August 2006 (UTC)


Where are you getting these Demographics from? Why don't you cite the source? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tracker2345 (talkcontribs) 10:59, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm not getting them from anywhere. I didn't put them on the page originally, and I have no source for them. I was simply reverting the unexplained removal of existing page content. If you are concerned about the validity of information, rather than removing it you can add a tag requesting a citation (see Wikipedia:Verifiability). I have added this to the Grimsby page.
I have also restored the two notable people who kept being deleted from the page along with the demographics content. If you have an issue with their inclusion, I suggest you bring it up for discussion on the article's talk page. If you just delete page content with no explanation or discussion, you are likely to see those changes reverted - again. Eron 02:48, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

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Episcopal High School[edit]

Sorry about my addition. I recognize that the "drug use" section was unneeded, and I added that before I recieved your message. But the section

"Recently, the reign of Episcopal has begun a slight decline. The first sign of this was the new Episcopal code: "Episcopal students do not lie, cheat, steal, or chew gum on campus." This was taken to be a joke by many students, but alas, it was not. Additionally, several excellent teachers have left, and recently one of most notable faculty, Holocaust Historian John Iorii, has been asked not to renew his contract. These changes in the EHS experience began with the choice of former headmaster Charlie Zimmer to abdicate his title to Dale Regan. When asked about Ms. Regan, one student was quoted as saying, "She seems to me to be a Neo-Facist, and she talks entirely too slow."

is an actual event that is happening at the school. This something that is just as worthy as being on the page as the noose section is. If you do not think the line "When asked about Ms. Regan, one student was quoted as saying, "She seems to me to be a Neo-Facist, and she talks entirely too slow." is called for, that is fine, it can be removed if neccessary.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by X987654321x (talkcontribs) 13:40, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

I accept that you added the first section in good faith, but the two edits you made, viewed together, looked like vandalism so I reverted both of them. In any event, you need to be careful posting unsourced and anonymous quotes calling someone "neo-fascist." That, and the overall tone of your first edit, seemed to not be made with an appropriate neutral tone. That said, the whole article looks like it could use some clean-up for neutrality - and some references. Eron 17:50, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Chinese Taipei[edit]

Yes, if you could get some help against that user's edits, that would be appreciated. I can sympathize with the opinion of Taiwanese people, but the Olympic pages need to match reality, which is why we need to use "TPE" for 1984-present. We can continue to use "ROC" up until 1976 (as the IOC did). I think the introduction on pages such as Chinese Taipei at the 2004 Summer Olympics (including showing both flags) is a good way to present the Taiwanese perspective in a reasonably NPOV way. Andrwsc 16:10, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

New page Rugby League[edit]

EronMain, if i put "Introduction" it is because just below you have: "Main article: History of rugby league" ; Like me you note that the 17 lignes only introduce the main article i.e. History of rugby league, these 17 lignes aren't the history.

Now please, can you create a page: "Rugby League Chronology (most important worldwide events)" from 1890 to now, by group of 10 years: before 1890, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020.
I have only added its tittle.
a source amongst many: ... (in this list all aren't to be included example: 1926 - Castleford join the RFL),
I will complete with the main French RL events and other I know for UK, Australia, ...... . (and you perhaps will have to correct my English (not good at 59 years old))
Thanks from France, jp. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 13:06, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

I agree that the lines under the title "History" are not a full history of rugby league, however they do serve to provide a capsule history of how the game began - they aren't a general introduction as they don't talk about any other aspects of the sport. The real introduction for the article is contained in the lead paragraphs above the table of contents.
As to a rugby league chronology, I'm not really the best person to create that page as I personally know very little of the history of that sport. I am also not sure that a specific historical chronology is required. The main History of rugby league article includes a narrative timeline from 1910 through 1995 which may cover much of the same ground. I would recommend you start by looking at that page and see if there is information missing. The talk page for that article would also be a good place to find editors knowledgable about and interested in the history to contribute to a chronology.
In the meantime, I am going to remove the link to rugby league chronology; if the page is created, it can be added back later. Eron 17:25, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

I don't know the manipulations to be made to create the page.
and, a chronology is a brief summarry.

My userpage[edit]

Thank you for reverting the vandalism on my userpage! Kusma (討論) 17:43, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

Glad to be of assistance. Eron 17:47, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

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Talk page appropriate[edit]

You reverted an edit of mine on Gas Chambers: Talk. I was following How to use talk pages, under the "Keep on topic" point -- Irrelevant discussions are subject to removal. If you feel I'm wrong on this point, that's ok, but NPA isn't the only reason to delete stuff from talk pages. The deleted comment is from an obvious troll whose cause seems to be Holocaust denial. His comment doesn't even touch on the issue in that paragraph (removal of a link), but rather asks questions about laws which are beyond the scope of the talk page. I have no interest in starting a rv war over this, so if you agree it should be removed, I'll let you do so. You have made many thoughtful contributions on the talk page of that article, so I wanted you to know there are some tools on Wikipedia for removal of fluff. Cantankrus 07:13, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

I understand the urge to remove some of what that user posts, and on further reflection I agree that an argument can certainly be made for it. I personally tend towards being conservative in editing talk pages. I probably should have discussed it with you before reverting your change; sorry about that.
I agree that the user in question is a Holocaust-denying troll, and I haven't seen any evidence of constructive edits from him. There are a few POV-pushing edits, but the majority of his work is all questions and comments - like his gas chamber ones - on talk pages related to Holocaust subjects. If I knew Wikipedia policy a little better, I'd try to have him blocked for being disruptive to the project. I'm still researching that.
I'm not going to remove his comments, as I've tangled with him a bit on that page and I don't think a removal from me would be seen as being done in good faith. But I'll not revert such a removal again. Eron 03:18, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Popups and reverting vandalism[edit]

Winter in Waterloo, Ontario, 2004

Hey, thanks for pitching in on the ever-present defense from vandalism. Look out for popups though as it occassionally reverts to the wrong revision. On a side note, how's the weather in Ottawa this winter? I seem to be escaping a Canadian winter here in Japan. :) --Brad Beattie (talk) 17:29, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Whoops! Thanks for picking that up. I really need to stop reverting when I'm in a hurry. Winter in Ottawa hasn't been too bad so far - no snow yet, though it's just a matter of time. Eron 17:33, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Any time. :) Just be sure to pull out the scarf in time. Before you know it, it's going to look like this picture here. --Brad Beattie (talk) 17:37, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Ignorant Canadians[edit]

Why you...ignorant Canadian! You got a chuckle out me with that line. Thanks for contributing at Christmas and talk:Christmas. This article is more contentous than I ever would have guessed; being able to approach things with humor is a big help : ) Doc Tropics 22:07, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

It looks like we'll need to play "Tag-team Vandal Stompers" at Christmas ; )
I'm looking forward to incorporating the peer review suggestions into the article. Doc Tropics 23:48, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]

Thank you for voting in my RfA, I passed. I appreciate your input. Please keep an eye on me(if you want) to see if a screw up. HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 16:35, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

adding figures for animal-product consumption[edit]

cheers for that - you were pretty damn quick - amazing figures as well --Danlibbo 03:08, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. Glad to help. - Eron Talk 19:23, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

How to Delete a Page[edit]

Thanks for your help on getting attempting to get that page deleted. Inter16 19:23, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

No worries. For future reference, take a look at speedy deletion guidelines. - Eron Talk 19:24, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Interesting RfC strategy...[edit]

Keltik31 seems to be making the case against himself here, huh? I noted it on the RfC page and his talk page. Wow. -- weirdoactor t|c -- 21:16, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Sometimes, they jump right in the boat. -Eron Talk 21:32, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Hello, I wanted to contact you here at your talk page before you saw my edits at Christmas. I made some revisions to the new opening that you had written, with explanation at Talk:Christmas. I want you to know that I certainly appreciate your contributions and invite you to discuss the matter in a civil manner at the talk page. The reasons I changed the intro are there, and I think there are some vital issues concerning the opening that we all need to discuss before going further. I've raised issues that are hard to decide upon but are vital for a smooth and verifiable opening at Christmas. Thank you.. — `CRAZY`(lN)`SANE` 10:41, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I think you've made some good, constructive changes. That first sentence is a bear; we've had a lot of back-and-forth on it trying to balance every aspect and please everyone. - Eron Talk 13:47, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Hi, you've been helping with this article so I wanted to drop you a note. User:Kauffner has recently made many (30) changes without prior discussion, including the deletion of well-sourced material that was added to the article by consensus. I have started a new section to discuss these changes here and I hope you will join in. Thanks. --Doc Tropics 17:12, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

There was some vandalism (profanity and sexual references) in the article (more specifically, in the title of a subsection) that seemed to have gone unnoticed, and in reverting those edits, I also undid some valid edits that were occuring at the same time as my revertion. My sincerest apologies to you and everyone working on the article; it was never my intention to make it out that your edits were vandalism. I will be more careful in the future. 15:57, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

War decorations on Valiants Memorial[edit]

Thanks for your edits to Valiants Memorial. I see that some people have decorations separated by a comma and a space, some by just a space. Is this intentional. I think they all need commas, but maybe I'm missing something. Canadiana 20:54, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

It's certainly not intentional, and I agree that they should all have commas. I think I was the one missing something! I'll fix that, thanks. - Eron Talk 21:12, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

White Canadians[edit]

Thanks for the kind words. This is not what I want to spend my time on, but I just can't bear the way this article would appear without a hard look at the data. It's just plain disturbing that some editors have a worldview so strong and so contrary, that they refuse to interpret things in any way that diverges from it. I'm very glad that there is a majority of level-headed participants such as you. Michael Z. 2006-12-09 00:24 Z

Reverting using popups[edit]

Just another reminder that reversions that aren't OBVIOUS vandalism (like this one) should not be reverted using popups. There's no problem with reverting things that aren't obvious vandalism, if you have a reason, but it's important to explain why in the edit summary. Popups should only be used in cases of OBVIOUS vandalism. —PurpleRAIN 18:17, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

I was reverting a number of linkspam edits from a user, all of whose edits (many reverted by others) were inappropriate external links. That may not have been obvious vandalism, but they were clearly not constructive edits. I have had comments like this before, and I'm quite happy to take advice. That said, I'm not familiar with a policy that suggests I shouldn't use popups in this manner. I'd appreciate you pointing me in the right direction so I can take a look. Thanks. - Eron Talk 00:27, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
You may have me there. I was sure I'd seen that specific policy before, but I can't find it anywhere now. However, Help:Reverting does state that reverting should only be used for vandalism. I'll leave it to your judgement. The reason that I mention it is that an edit summary is very helpful if the reason for the reversion is not immediately obvious. Popups don't supply a reason, so they aren't very helpful in such a situation. —PurpleRAIN 07:05, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Christmas article Further reading[edit]

Hi EronMain. I had added to the article on Christmas a classic tome and collection of short stories by famous authors which revolve around Christmas and Christmas time because I thought it was germane to the topic and a unique classic collection of stories. Godfrey's anthology "Murder for Christmas" is a well-received work. You removed it from the article saying it wasn't really encyclopedic. Hmm. I see what you mean in some senses. In other senses, it's not unusal to cite an ancillary work on the theme. I also made a formatting change in the references which got lost I think. Thoughts? Best Wishes. --- (Bob) Wikiklrsc 15:19, 14 December 2006 (UTC) (talk)

I removed the book for the same reason that the list of external references was trimmed; there are so many works out there on Christmas themes that those lists could rapidly overwhelm the article. The manual of style (in Citing sources) states that "an 'External links' or 'Further reading' section is placed near the end of an article and offers books, articles, and links to websites related to the topic that might be of interest to the reader." I think that would be more helpful on a topic more obscure than Christmas.
Perhaps that collection could be provided in the Arts and Media section of the article itself as an example of how Christmas themes pervade popular culture? We don't have any examples of books from the 20th century there.
For the formatting change, I believe you changed the title above the list of inline citatition from "References" to "Notes", and then added the "References" title above two books that were listed below the cites. After reviewing the manual of style I changed that back, in accordance with this description of standard appendices: "'Notes' is only for footnotes (explanations or comments on any part of the main text). 'References' is only for referenced materials (books, websites etc. cited in the main text). Otherwise 'Notes and references' should be combined." In the case of Christmas, the citations are all references; I don't see any that are explanatory or commentary footnotes. Guidelines on citing sources are a little more muddy, but they also generally support this, noting "All citation techniques require detailed full citations to be shown in a 'References' section following the text."
That said, I'm not opposed to cleaning up the References section; the guidelines on citation also say that "It is helpful when non-citation footnotes are used that a "References" section also be maintained, in which the sources that were used are listed in alphabetical order. With articles that have lots of footnotes, it can become hard to see after a while exactly which sources have been used...a 'References' section, which contains only citations, helps readers to see at a glance the quality of the references used." We haven't got explanatory footnotes, but we do have a lot of references, and this might be helpful. However, I would want it discussed on the article talk page first, and I would recommend waiting until the current work on the page is done; there are two more sections that need a lot of referencing, and I think it would confuse things to change our reference style in the middle of that job.
I hope this explanation makes things clear. I'd be happy to discuss this more on the article talk page. - Eron Talk 15:49, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi Eron. Points taken. There are many styles of references/footnotes around WP. Best left for now as it is. Thanks and Best Wishes. --- (Bob) Wikiklrsc 18:06, 14 December 2006 (UTC) (talk)

User:EronMain Accusations of Incivility[edit]

Clearly just jealous that I'm right and he's wrong. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by NewStew (talkcontribs) 3:29, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

No, just not interested in seeing "You're all a bunch of pansies if you can't just get rid of the friggin' page and be done with it," inserted into an otherwise civil discussion. - Eron Talk 17:33, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Mediation Cabal / Herbert Hoover Middle School[edit]

Hello, I am the mediator who will be handling the voluntary mediation for Hoover Middle School, please acknowledge if you would like to participate in this process and read the page linked. Thanks, Somitho 21:00, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm happy to participate, although I don't really see this as a case for mediation. There is no dispute; this case was raised by a new user who does not really seem to understand how Wikipedia works. I'd be pleased to explain my position; what it is the appropriate location for me to do that? - Eron Talk 23:53, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Mediation_Cabal/Cases/_2006-15-06_Hoover_Middle_School under discussion; I realize this is a new user and he seems to not understand much on the path of Wikipedia. However, I would hope you can both come to an understanding to include both of your ideas. Both current and past history maybe? Somitho 21:54, 20 December 2006 (UTC)


Each time I create an external link, the "|" shows on the page, or goes with the link. eg: becomes|, or it shows as Text| instead of Text. Can you tell me what is wrong?~BoboBonnie~ 03:43, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

External links don't need the "|" between the link and the link name; it's only used with internal links. So, you would use:
[ Wikipedia]
to make the external link:
For the internal link, you'd use:
[[Main Page|Wikipedia]]
to get:
I'll edit the external link on your user page to show you what I mean. :Hope this helps. - Eron Talk 04:01, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Islamic Bill of Rights for Women in the Mosque[edit]

Do stated on the talk page that this article was a copyvio... do you have a link or refrence I can use to verify that? ---J.S (T/C) 22:30, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

The article was mostly a copyvio at the time it was nominated for deletion: this version consisted mainly of a straight copy of the bill of rights itself. The article has since been edited to remove the copyvio portion. I'll note that on the article talk page. - Eron Talk 23:02, 20 December 2006 (UTC)
Ok then. If it's been fixed I'll put away the copy-vio-bucket-of-doom. ---J.S (T/C) 23:25, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays EronMain! | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 01:04, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Adorazione del Bambino - Beato Angelico.jpg May you and your family have a Merry Christmas, as well as any other Holiday you may celebrate. I hope that warmth, good cheer, and love surround you during these special days. May God bless you during the Holidays. | AndonicO Talk | Sign Here 01:04, 15 December 2006 (UTC) 135px


Hi, I just saw you re added the persons list on the Quadriplegia article. Are you perhaps planning on sourcing them? Since I put the verify tag on there a long time ago (and forgot it for the rest) no one sourced them in that time. Which is kind of important, especially with living persons, see WP:BLP. I am not that interested in this article to source them myself (and have too slow internet access currently to do it anyway). If they stay unsourced, they have to go. Garion96 (talk) 23:07, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Many of those names are blue-linked and the articles they link to make it clear that the person is a quadriplegic. I'm not sure that it is necessary to provide a citation for their disability in the quadriplegia article if it is well referenced in the individual's main article. For some of these individuals, their disability is the reason for their notability. - Eron Talk 23:44, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
According to WP:LIST#References_for_list_Items it is necessary. Especially for living persons. A list is not dependent on the actual article. See also List of HIV-positive people where every entry is sourced. Garion96 (talk) 00:05, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
How about this Talk:Quadriplegia#Famous_persons. This way if an editor wants to source those entries it's easy to find. Garion96 (talk) 02:23, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Proof of the Holocaust, Nizkor[edit]

To clarify, what I was trying to point out on the talk page was that we have sufficient proof simply with the Nazi's own confessions. Playing "proof" games is usually fruitless, as revisionists usually either evade specifying what adequate proof consists of, or place the burden so high that they cannot find another historical event that could meet such proof. I'm writing here as the section editing is cutting off the end of the discussion, and loading the whole page is crashing my browser. As an aside, do you feel the compromise edit offered by richwales is adequately neutral? I commented on it, but no one else has, and I'm not sure if silence should be construed as "consensus", even though Igor seemed to think so. Cantankrus 16:15, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

This is making my head ache. I personally don't think the deniers are going to be satisfied with anything short of an article that simply regurgitates the IHR/Zundel line with no critical commentary. Of course, I have no interest in satisfying them. I personally think "debunk" is a perfect word. No one objects to its use in the James Randi article. He debunks pseudo-psychics; in the same way, Nizkor debunks pseudo-historians.
Still, I think there's a way to avoid using that word while still making it clear that this is what Nizkor does. Richwales proposed "a third group, typified by the Nizkor Project, responds by confronting Holocaust denial head-on, countering the arguments and claims made by Holocaust denial groups." I'd like to see something a bit stronger. Nizkor doesn't just "confront" Holocaust deniers; they point out the factual errors, inaccuracies, and misrepresentations in the claims that deniers make. Still, I think it is something that I can live with. - Eron Talk 21:20, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

RFC/discussion of article World War II[edit]

Hello, EronMain. As a prominent contributor to World War II, you may want to be aware that a request for comments has been filed about it. The RFC can be found by the article's name in this list, and the actual discussion can be found on Talk:World War II, in case you wish to participate. Thank you for your contributions. -- Krellis 01:20, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

When in doubt[edit]

1913 advertisement for Encyclopædia Britannica, the oldest and one of the largest contemporary English encyclopedias.

--Parker007 03:28, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

As you have asked what it means, it means your help on the Reference Desks are appreciated. You are contributing to the sum of all human knowledge. I would have awarded you a barnstar, but I felt you might like the image better. :) --Parker007 15:29, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
I do indeed like the image. Thanks. - Eron Talk 15:37, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


How the fuck do you know if it is or isnt biotch my stuff is helpful—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Twinkie09 (talkcontribs) 21:03, 26 April 2007 (UTC). Sure ill keep it cool just tell me how u get to decide if its helpful or not

Well, let's see what you added to Power Soccer: "All teams from Indiana are awesome ( Sudden Impact, Circle City Rollers and Indy Storm)!! Kool-aid is an awesome playa ; ) and #14 is the best golie eva." What is the problem with it? Well, it isn't the sort of thing one expects to see in a encyclopedia. It isn't referenced. It seems to be a personal opinion. And it is ungrammatical. If you are serious about contributing, please see this, this, this, and this. - Eron Talk 21:13, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

well um #14 did win the best golie award so fact not opinion and Indiana is awesome because they've won everything you could ask everyone in Power Soccer reference

Good to see you back[edit]

Hi, I noticed you took a break for a while, and missed your good editing on Holocaust-related articles. I'm glad you're back. Squiddy | (squirt ink?) 22:27, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. Had to take a wikibreak due to some unfortunate personal circumstances, but you know how it is... you just can't stay away. - Eron Talk 01:13, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Nice pic[edit]

Just wanted to drop you a line and say that I really like the image on your user page! Really nice shot! Dismas|(talk) 15:06, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. That is one of my favourite places in the world. - Eron Talk 15:18, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

2008 Olympic Torch Relay nominated for DYK[edit]

Hi, I've nominated an article you worked on, 2008 Olympic Torch Relay, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the "hook" for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created on April 27 where you can improve it if you see fit. Also, I think an image of the torch would be amazing to go on the main page, but it'd have to be freely licensed to be put on there. Ichibani 23:25, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. I doubt that there are free images of the torch; I think we can probably claim fair use but I don't know if that will do for the main page. - Eron Talk 01:29, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Nope, has to be freely licensed to go up there. Ichibani 02:57, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

the skinny on mufti[edit]

thanks eron, i should have tried a few combinations of 'mufti', but hell i'm lazy, thanks again :) Perry-mankster 15:10, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

My pleasure. It turns out that Mufti did have a link to Mufti (dress), but it was vandalised out a week and a half ago. No one noticed until you asked the question, so, nice catch! - Eron Talk 15:14, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Wouldn't think that someone would find vandalising a subject like 'mufti' execiting, but hey, whatever floats you boat, yo'all sure do move swift thou! :) Perry-mankster 15:42, 30 April 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On 2 May, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article 2008 Olympic Torch Relay, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--ALoan (Talk) 11:58, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Power Soccer[edit]

well um #14 did win the best golie award so fact not opinion and Indiana is awesome because they've won everything you could ask everyone in Power Soccer reference —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Twinkie09 (talkcontribs) 23:40, 2 May 2007 (UTC).

Please read WP:ABOUT and WP:NOT to get an idea about what we are trying to do here. In brief, the teams and players you are trying to add are not notable for the purposes of this encyclopedia. That doesn't mean they aren't good; it just means they are not well known enough in the world at large to merit mention.
If you are involved in the sport of Power Soccer - and it looks like you are - I would encourage you to improve that article by adding more general information about the sport. See the articles on wheelchair rugby or sledge hockey if you want an idea of the sort of information that would be suitable. I'd be happy to help you improve the power soccer article if you'd like. - Eron Talk 00:34, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Google Results[edit]

I'm a little steamed that you made your comment to "funkatram" (me), about vandalism, a highly-ranked result on a google search for "funkatram"! Thanks a lot, buddy! (<<Sarcasm) It's all good, though. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 10:03, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Glad to be of assistance. Eron Talk 17:28, 31 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your message about the merger with Paralympian of the year. I didn't think the content was sufficient to warrant its own article, and I'm certainly open to putting it in a more appropriate place (or, removing it all-together if that's best). Are there some other more appropriate articles on the Paralympics from a specific country's perspective? Thanks! Eliz81(talk)(contribs) 14:02, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

The current level of coverage of Paralympic sport on Wikipedia is spotty at best. (Something I am v-e-r-y s-lo-w-l-y working on improving) so I'm not sure about appropriate articles. There isn't an article on US Paralympics, the governing body. I notice that the USOC award for USOC Team of the Year has an article, linked from the USOC page. It might be best to restore the Paralympian of the year article, perhaps renaming to USOC Paralympian of the year or some such, and then ensure that it is linked from the USOC page and any others. - Eron Talk 02:25, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
I restored the article, renamed it to USOC Paralympian of the Year, removed it from the Paralympics page, and categorized the article. I wasn't sure where to place internal links to the article, I trust your judgment since you're familiar with the topic. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help. All the best, Eliz81(talk)(contribs) 14:14, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

USOC Coach of the Year[edit]


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Canada-article lead[edit]

I'm having another go at a one-thing-at-a-time approach to editing the lead, beginning with whether or not the first paragraph should be exclusively geographic. Please look over how I've shown the views given so far, at the talkpage and ensure that yours is accurately shown by my treatment. Thanks. The goal, of course, is a definite result to build upon.
-- Lonewolf BC 19:51, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Great work[edit]

Thanks for all your hard work and time making sure the Canada article is factually correct and neutral. Regards, -- Jeff3000 02:11, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

RE: Canada[edit]

Hello: really, thank you for working towards a conciliatory version in the 'Canada' introduction. I do support substituting in one of the versions you have concocted; I've made edits to the deluxe version. However, I really don't really understand the ignorance and intransigence regarding what, through verifiable source matter, should be a simple affair. Quizimodo 17:01, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I assume that I am not one of the ignorant or intransigent... and that being said, I hear you. I've been dabbling a bit at World War II and there are similar issues there over what should be a simple matter (which countries are listed in the basic infobox). This is one of the challenges of Wikipedia: while the majority can usually reach a consensus, it only takes one or two editors on either side of an issue to undo it all. - Eron Talk 17:22, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
No, you don't seem to be one of those (though I have responded to your points), but some editors involved in the poll/editing fit one or both criteria. While I do support your recent concoctions, given the above, I do so 'grudgingly' because neither version clearly communicates that Canada became a federation/dominion in 1867. If you can consider that somehow without syntax getting awkward, great. In any event, thanks again. Quizimodo 17:37, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
I'll give it some thought. I agree that it is unsatisfactory saying that three provinces joined in 1867 without saying what it was they joined to form. But as you'll see in my latest on the talk page, I think it that the name of that which was formed is still open to debate, and I lean towards keeping things simple - if somewhat incomplete - in the lede. - Eron Talk 17:40, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks; I've responded. Perhaps, in this instance, it is better to keep things simpler -- but why? An encyclopedia, by design, is supposed to be a comprehensive compendium of information, not one that necessarily caters to the lowest common denominator. :) Quizimodo 17:47, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi there; I hope you're well. Might you reconsider your stance in the original poll, given your recent comments? Relatedly, I will address Soulscanner's essay after preparing a response dealing with germane points ... once I cool down. :) Mind you, I do support (I think) your most recent proposal, replacing 'self-governing' with 'federal' and including the diddy regarding the Statute of Westminster 9which deals with the 'self-governing' notion. Thanks anyway! Quizimodo 18:50, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: Pictures, again[edit]

Thanks for your message, Eron! And thanks for your support, much appreciated!

Yes, you are correct, I have chosen to focus on the proposed new framework at the moment; btw if you feel like commenting on it/suggest/whatever, you are much welcome to do so here.

Yes, I am aware of the "pic problems", and that my revision was "finally" partly reverted (yet a small part of it went through). Personally I have chosen to let this matter be for now, as I fear further USSR changes of mine will be reverted on sight, because of these somewhat heated debates here: 1, 2 and 3. I believe the pic problems origin in the article text itself, and a better framework will most likely result in a better overall balance.

But if you feel like it, feel free to try to prune the images as you see fit. I can provide feedback to you, since I tried to think it through thoroughly. But if you don't feel like it, I don't blame you..:)

My warm regards, --Dna-Dennis 03:55, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Partly due to your message, I've now did some pruning of the pics on World War II with reasons stated in the edit summaries. Thanks again, my regards, --Dna-Dennis 17:42, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Hi again, Eron! I actually am a bit divided on the map/charts stuff. To sum it up:
Eastern Front maps: You are quite right that this is the only area that has battle maps, and this is an argument for removing them. But sadly, if we remove the Barbarossa map, the Invasion of the Soviet Union will lack an appropriate intro image, which IMO would be a shame. Another argument for the two Eastern front maps are that they are both rather informative; Operation Barbarossa was huge in many aspects, and Operation Bagration was also huge - just look at the number of troops involved and the areas they covered. I am divided though, but my vote goes for "keep" at the moment. I will however not bleed tears if they are removed later.
Charts: The downside of having no casualty charts in the section Casualties will be that that section in this case will be raw text with figures coupled with horrifying images. The charts provide IMO a visual view of the impact (I might be partial, since I personally made the piecharts). I like the idea and intention of the bar chart, even though it's a little bit massive to say the least. Maybe it can be done better? I could have a go at this later. Hmm, don't know - for now I think I vote for keeping the bar chart and replacing my military deaths piecharts with this one instead: Image:WorldWarII-DeathsByAlliance-Piechart.png - maybe this is better as it is more "overall"? Bu the piechart(s) should not be top-aligned, as they are now - the section should IMO start with text, and have piechart(s) to the right. My regards, --Dna-Dennis 23:50, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
I still think the maps would be better in the main articles, but I take your point on Barbarossa. I'll see if I can find a good image to replace the map with before I do anything with it. I like the overall chart in place of the two we have now; it does a good job of demonstrating the overwhelming level of civilian casualties. I'll put that in place of the other two. I will also see if I can wrestle the bar chart down to a size that doesn't overwhelm the article.
Looking at the casualties section, I see two concentration camp pictures and one of Axis bombing. I think, for the sake of balance, it would be better to drop one of the two camp photos (probably the Ebensee one, as the Auschwitz picture gives a much more visceral image of the scope of that particular atrocity) and replace the Warsaw bombing picture with something from the Allied side - Dresden, perhaps, or Tokyo. I think we should also find a picture from Nuremburg or another of the war crimes trial for illustrative purposes. I think the image of high military commanders in the dock would put across well the shift in attitudes that the trials represented - enemy leaders tried under the law. - Eron Talk 00:11, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
Hi again, Eron, and thank you very much for your latest opinions! I will soon reply to them on Talk:World War II, I just have to fix & nominate Image:USS Franklin list-700px.jpg as a Featured picture first. I was blown away when I examined it; I'm not kidding, I've seen thousands of WW2 photos (I have 2000+ from Operation Overlord) on my computer, and this photo is IMO a masterpiece. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dna-webmaster (talkcontribs) 15:08, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome. I actually made a start on modifying the Casualties images last night, but I ran into problems almost immediately. With that bar chart, I can't see a way to make it work; there just aren't enough words in the section to flow properly around the pictures. And I agree with you on the Frankiln picture. It's really something. - Eron Talk 15:13, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
Hi again, Eron! Sorry for not responding until now, I was too tired yesterday after my research/campaign for the Franklin pic. I have responded to all your matters on Talk:World War II. My regards, --Dna-Dennis 21:28, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


I think you're one of the few editors on the Canada article that's actually worked to get the current discussion fleshed out, and I commend you on that. I think for the most part, those that would like the term dominion in the main text of the article would be fine with your proposal. I don't fully understand the other side, however. Better explaining the term lower in the text, in both the etymology and history sections would seem give the term a higher visibility than a passing reference in the lead. Regards, -- Jeff3000 02:34, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

I also commend you for working towards a compromise. In response to J., however, I don't fully understand your side. And it's frankly not about visibility: it's about clarity as to what arose in 1867. I simply don't believe that recent proposals do that as well as the long-standing version, with some tweaks of course. :) Quizimodo 17:30, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
I think your version is much better than the current one and recommend you put it back on. The current version supported by Quizimodo is not the long-standing one. Regards, -- Jeff3000 18:04, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
So at least go to the version that was actually long-standing. Sticking with the current version that has dominion goes against the large majority of editors. Regards, -- Jeff3000 18:09, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
Actually, also consult the second poll, where a majority seems to support inclusion. Reverting to the prior version (if any reversions need to made) will only prompt renewed, self-referential and perhaps redundant discussion about the inexactitude of the 4th sentence of the 2nd paragraph. And, with all due respect, Eron is not your proxy, J. Quizimodo 18:12, 6 October 2007 (UTC)
Here's the long-standing version:

The lands have been inhabited for millennia by aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French expeditions explored and later settled the Atlantic coast. France ceded nearly all of New France in 1763 after the Seven Years War. In 1867, Canada was formed by Confederation of four British North American colonies. A gradual process of independence from the United Kingdom culminated in the Canada Act 1982, severing the last vestiges of dependence on the British parliament.

Regards, -- Jeff3000 18:16, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

I've given up on the Canada article, and it's off my watchlist. When two editors, which are pushing a POV, can override consensus, and even reasonable offers of compromise, there's something wrong. It's not worth the headache. Regards, -- Jeff3000 00:42, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Barbarossa pic?[edit]

Hi again, Eron!

I just wonder if you read my latest posts on Talk:World_War_II#Pictures_Revision_2_-_Asia.2C_Pacific.2C_Aftermath_.26_Casualties? I found a (probable) Barbarossa pic and would really like to hear your opinion on the WW2 talk page (I'm not certain enough myself about it, so it would be interesting to hear what you have to say). I hope you also noticed that I found your German POW pic excellent, and replaced the Bagration map with it. Regards, --Dna-Dennis 01:00, 7 October 2007 (UTC). (PS. When I saw your pan of Lake Wanaka on your userpage, I immediately downloaded it - it's really beautiful! DS.)

I did see it; didn't comment until you reminded me as I got a bit sidetracked with the restructuring and some back-and-forth on the lead of another article I'm working on. I've answered now. And thanks for the compliment; I'd like to take credit but I was just lucky enough to be in a beautiful spot on a beautiful day. - Eron Talk 01:15, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

US Aircraft Carrier Angled Flight Decks[edit]

I didn't even search for the flight deck apologies. Thanks for your help. :) --Doctorcherokee 09:14, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Michele Renouf[edit]

"Some say it was, some say it wasn't; for the sake of neutrality let's just call it what it was called"

Good man. I have fallen foul.

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster."

Pool noodles[edit]

I monkeyed with the article (Pool noodle). Let me know what you think. Was there something in particular you wanted to add to it? This is a high-importance swimming-culture-Americana article on a par with the Hula-Hoop, Right? ---- Milkbreath (talk) 20:34, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

What I wasn't sure about is what to say they are made of... EVA doesn't read quite right to me - it sounds like a softer material. While pool noodles are flexible, they aren't made of a material that I would imagine being used as padding in my ski boots. I think polyethylene foam is more likely. (As to the rest of the article, I think it needs a picture of a noodle in use; time to go see if I have one.) - EronTalk 20:39, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Something I Gotta Say...[edit]

...Sorry for my hysterics on the talk page of the article Holocaust Denial. They weren't needed and I'm sorry. No hard feelings? Please forgive. FitzCommunist (talk) 16:01, 27 November 2007 (UTC)


Nope, basically it was a "the comments showing up on the news / press sites aren't looking too good and it's not long until we get the cracks on Wikipedia - in short, it was a prevent a lot of revert work. Your addition was excellent! The protection is preventative from my past experience w/ these types of events -- Tawker (talk) 22:22, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

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Holocaust denial‎ GA Sweeps Review: On Hold[edit]

As part of the WikiProject Good Articles, we're doing sweeps to go over all of the current GAs and see if they still meet the GA criteria and I'm specifically going over all of the "Culture and Society" articles. I have reviewed Holocaust denial‎ and believe the article currently meets the majority of the criteria and should remain listed as a Good article. In reviewing the article, I have found there are several issues that need to be addressed, and I'll leave the article on hold for seven days for them to be fixed. I have left this message on your talk page since you have significantly edited the article (based on using this article history tool). Please consider helping address the several points that I listed on the talk page of the article, which shouldn't take too long to fix with the assistance of multiple editors. I have also left messages on the talk pages of a few other editors and a related WikiProject to spread the workload around some. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Nehrams2020 (talk) 08:22, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I have responded at my talk page to the revert[edit]

Please read Bowlover's forum. I have been swamped today with series of posts. Sentriclecub (talk) 23:44, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

I have responded here. Sentriclecub (talk) 01:17, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: my forum[edit]

I am not looking to argue with someone has served, I have tremendous respect for my friends who have served. But just for completion. The first quote is a plea, the second quote also had the word please in front of it but clipped out, the third quote I was referring to the group of editors lead by Ten_of_trades (and I thought included kineau), the fourth quote was trying to explain what happens if I have permission to delete Kineau's comment but what if Rowlover didn't give me permission to delete the response to Kineau's. In other words, I'd have to go to every editor who responded to a presumptuous revert in addition to the main one. Also, to let you know I fully disagree with The fact that you then went to the editors in question and explained yourself, and that they did not protest, does not mean that this removal was acceptable. if you see, I gave him a clickable link showing my edit of his post, there's no bait-n-switch implied that I got his permission to modify only 50% or less, but keep at last 1%. I don't remember whose talk page it was on, but I replied that the scope of my permission was not obvious per the words only. It was ambiguous, it doesn't really say if I have full permission or partial permission, however it is entirely clear since I gave him the clickable link here copied from his page. If you click the link, it shows my revision, and it makes undeniable specification of the scope of my permission. And he answered and said it was okay. Without clicking the link, its ambiguous. The link was there, not hidden, not buried deep in some legalese at the bottom of my message.

What I perceived as bait was the way you are using slight variations to reword what was done. You are not saying something which is untrue, but it can be read that way by others. This statement... The fact that you then went to the editors in question and explained yourself, and that they did not protest, does not mean that this removal was acceptable. is 100% true, and if I were to disagree with it, would be the end of my logical propositioning. Additionally, it reads like I did not seek their permission. The only reason I clipped it first, was to show them the clickable link, and to prevent response buildup. I learned a little about both users and had 100% confidence that they were good-karma people. I left your post intact, because I do not know you well enough to gauge your intentions. If I ever delete someone's post without permission, then it means my account was hijacked. The only right I had to presume permission to delete Rowlover's post was that I had already gotten permission from Kineau to delete his post but someone went behind me and said I was disruptive so they reverted me. This must be taken in my favor, since it stemmed from someone else's mistake. Its a complicated point to make especially with someone who I don't know their acceptable methods to communicate a proposition.

I am simply pointing out to you that your removal of talk page posts is contrary to the guidelines. How about I keep the posts? I'm not really trying to look out for just one party. I think that with your recent interests in the matter, it is now best to not remove the comments. If this matter is about whether or not I accept wikipedia's policy when quoted on it, I'm absolutely happy to oblige. What about the other parties? If they read this, they'll know I tried to keep the matter from growing, and will agree that I now should leave the posts in given that the situation is no longer the same. I will copy this right over to the discussion area. Thanks and hope you don't feel I was making an issue. I simply deleted posts with permission. No one complained, everything was fine. Now, you have given a well reasoned proposition, to which I find it no purpose to argue against. Anyone else, and it may be a different story, but I feel you have been very fair and great to deal with, and I have full honor for your military background. Sentriclecub (talk) 02:11, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


You may be wasting your time here. Numerous people have tried to engage this editor to explain actions, or respond to questions without success. This editor either cannot or will not use proper edit summaries, and the typical reaction to challenges via their talk page is to revert that edit. After that, the usual pattern of hundreds of piddling little edits and redirects continues unabated. If the official name is the name you were using before Kanabekobaton redirected, change it back. If Kanabekobaton continues to revert without explanation, take it to WP:ANI. This is a continued pattern of behavior from an unresponsive editor. DarkAudit (talk) 16:37, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

I went ahead and reverted his edit anyway with a stern warning about his pattern of behavior. I doubt it will do any good, though. The page that was redirected to is significantly longer than what I reverted to, so a merge of the two may be in order. DarkAudit (talk) 16:52, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Hi Eron,

I have responded to your comments on my talk page.

Neelix (talk) 14:33, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Olympic talk page[edit]

Please see the following link:

I have also added the following to the olympic page. {{notaforum}}

None of the posts are removed have to do with improvement of the article. It is merely talk ireelevant to IMPROVING the article. Lihaas (talk) 13:25, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Previously I had thought the same too. But on another article when I queried the relevance it was just outright deleted with citations for wikipedia policy. Lihaas (talk) 13:27, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

It is not BECAUSE it happened to me. It's because I learnt from it. The removal was backed by citations. I can pull back up if you want. But, i'm not trying to get back with some vengeance or whathaveyou. just being consistent ;) Lihaas (talk) 08:10, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Just to quote from the not a forum dialogue box. "Any such messages will be deleted. Please limit discussion to improvement of this article." i think it's high time to start cracking the whip? Olympics has off-topic, but you should all see the South Ossetia conflict talk page. Lihaas (talk) 15:28, 16 August 2008 (UTC)


I thought it was, but wanted to underscore what a jerk that guy was. I'm very uncomfortable with the picture he added, and it's going to go (cute pictures of kids with Down Syndrome fostering the worst kind of stereotypes) as soon as the dust settles a bit. Thanks for the good word, and keep fighting the good fight. Drmargi (talk) 23:44, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

You pretty much captured my suspicions. I'd planned to review some of his recent edits, since his talk page didn't tell me much. Drmargi (talk) 23:56, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Science ref desk thread[edit]

Sorry, but I just restored the "Docking in orbit" thread that you deleted from the Science ref desk. I don't agree that this is a troll - my take is that this is a perfectly serious, interesting and ref-desk-appropriate question, although asked in a slightly humorous way. Gandalf61 (talk) 20:50, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Paralympic sports page moves[edit]

Hi Eron. Ideally each sport should have both a "Paralympic X" and an "X at the Paralympics" article. After thinking about it, I decided the the current articles should probably stay at the "Paralympic X" titles, with stuff relating specifically to the Paralympic Games moved into new articles at "X at the Paralympics". I just went ahead and reverted my page moves. Peace, — jwillbur 06:59, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of nations finishing at the top of the medals tables at the Summer Olympic Games[edit]

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Taskforce on Association Football Variants[edit]

EronMain, we would like you to become a member of the Football Variants Taskforce of WikiProject Football.
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Hello EronMain, it is nice to meet you. I came across your page when I went through the list of people who had edited articles in this category about Football variants, and I wondered if you were intrested in joining a new taskforce that covers this category, as we are looking for members. Thank you for your time - DeMoN2009

No problem[edit]

For the record, I'd hestitate to call it a case of 'back up' – someone might misinterpret that as evidence of some sort of clique, cabal, or conspiracy – but rather a 'calls-'em-like-I-sees-'em'.

I just hate to see a good editor who is working in good faith and in compliance with policy getting kicked for his trouble. Cheers! TenOfAllTrades(talk) 19:27, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: Medical advice. Again[edit]

My thoughts? I think Wikipedia is seriously flawed in many ways. You know how they say that nobody can tell you're a dog on the internet? Well, there are those who think nobody can tell they're mentally unbalanced and pushy and a crusading nutbar. If I'm not the one in the disagreement with the common-sense realistic outlook, then I need my head examined instead of them. The pushiest, most determined whacko wins every time, and I'm about ready to turn vandal and lambaste Wikipedia up and down Usenet to anybody who'll listen. Wikipedia is peopled mostly by cranks and advertisers and power-trippers who can go to the place they're carrying the encyclopedia in a handbasket for all I care. And don't even get me started on the semi-literate hobbyists and their dogged defense of their language mistakes, not to mention the nationalistic ESLers and their insistence on native-language placenames and 35-letter alphabets—I thought I knew how to spell Hawaii.

Whew! Thanks. Been meaning to vent for a while now. About the refdesks, the next step is to start keeping a personal dossier of diffs delineating the problem, and take that to the different mediation thingies within Wikipedia in the hope that you're not the only sane person who can both read and think in this thing some call an encyclopedia but which is really mostly a compendium of video game characters and minor footballers. Sorry, but I guess I'm not done venting. What I'm trying to say is that I hope somebody makes an issue of the defiance of the guidelines we're seeing on the reference desks, but that I'm too emotional, misanthropic and lazy to do it myself. I'll probably just continue to be a pain there from time to time. --Milkbreath (talk) 21:05, 28 February 2009 (UTC)


What do you think about stigmata?Do you agree that there can can be the kind where a person just feels pain,all of the time,in specific places? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angelsfullofgrace (talkcontribs) 22:25, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree with the definition of stigmata shown on the stigmata page here: "Stigmata are bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus." So pain in specific places - with no marks or bleeding - could be considered stigmata, if the locations were associated with the crucifixion wounds. I also think that it important that the stigmatic herself believe that the pain is a manifestation of the wounds of Jesus. Stigmata need to be associated with a more general religious feeling along the lines of religious ecstasy. - EronTalk 22:34, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Zakoora And Tengpora Massacre[edit]

Thank you for your assitance. I need some help as I am a new user and do not fully understand many issues reagrding editing my pages. In Zakoora And Tengpora Massacre page I have as you know few problems, one regarding POV and another regarding a non working link. The link of this "March 1, 1990: When 47 civilians were massacred for Azadi by Mir Faheem Aslam on 28 Feberuary 2007" does not work on the web site of I had posted a bloggers saved version of that news item but it is not regarded as relieable source. Please help me to resolve the issues.(Kashmirspeaks (talk) 20:58, 2 March 2009 (UTC)).

I have tried to find some neutral sources for the article and I will continue to look into it over the next couple of days. - EronTalk 21:02, 2 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi Eron, just want to thank you for bringing some balance to the flamboyantly evil thread "bark" thingy on the humanities desk. It was calm and clear and helped me with my response. Btw, that image on your user page is breathtaking. What beauty. Cheers, Julia Rossi (talk) 11:30, 3 March 2009 (UTC)


I have granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is that after a review of some of your contributions, I believe I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck and thanks. –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 04:32, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) Good luck with the new tool, –Juliancolton Tropical Cyclone 13:33, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Holocaust event infobox[edit]

This looks good on your user page. I'm glad you found it useful. I'm sort of thinking the Holocaust infobox should exist in an alternative form as a navbox at the end of the page. See Rumbula massacre for an example of an end navbox. I'm not really very knowledgeable about Kristalnacht, so I can't give any substantive criticism.Mtsmallwood (talk) 19:21, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Ref Desk/Humanities/Genocide Curves[edit]

I thank you for your support. I didn't mean my rebuttal on the "personal attack" as a challenge to the Ref Desk regulars, but merely as a factual explanation as to why I wasn't going to push the matter further. There was some commentary on the relevent talk page to the effect that we should just ignore what appears to be trolling. This was almost buried in the IP's barrage of self-justification. I have no trouble not feeding the content aspect, or even in not renewing my objections to the IP's attempts at wide-eyed innocence, but I do have a problem with unfounded accusations based on a complete (disingenuous?) misreading of what I wrote. I will still stay out of the matter, but I do appreciate your understanding. Thank you. // BL \\ (talk) 17:40, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. I was a little disappointed that the OP's deletion of comments went unreverted for so long, especially when the good faith removal of questions that violate the RefDesk guidelines seems to always occasion reams of debate on the talk page. Frankly, I think we could do with being a little more swift to remove questions that aren't suitable for the Desk - and that includes questions that seem intended only to incite debate. - EronTalk 17:44, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
If this had happened later in the day, the REF Desk response might have been quicker and wordier. That is the "good faith" thought I will carry away. Thanks again. // BL \\ (talk) 17:53, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Table for 12[edit]

Thanks for moving the page and putting the correct title in place for the show. (talk) 09:00, 28 March 2009 (UTC)


for the quiet remark. I misunderstood what you were doing. the rest we can discuss... Telaviv1 (talk) 20:52, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

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I was editing a category and your sandbox showed up in it. I don't know if you are still using it, but I've made the category change there anyway. I've also disabled the categories so it doesn't show up anywhere else. I hope you don't mind. Moonraker12 (talk) 21:26, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Paralympic taskforce/project[edit]

As this proposal has recieved some support from you, I wondered if you thought there was enough support to start the project? co.nt 15:46, 25 June 2009 (UTC) *This user will be away for about two weeks, so don't expect a quick response to any comments that you leave.

Started a Paralympics task force: Wikipedia:WikiProject Olympics/Paralympics. Please feel free to edit and or join. Bib (talk) 10:26, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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I refer you to two topics on which you have your say[edit]

Type of Disability and Disability Class and Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Paralympics. --Kasper2006 (talk) 07:18, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

2012 Summer Paralympics[edit]

Hi, congratulations on such a huge GA. I have nominated it for Did you know, which will hopefully result in the article appearing on the main page. The link is Template:Did you know nominations/2012 Summer Paralympics. Best, Matty.007 13:20, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

more cross-posted stuff[edit]

Regarding your removal of cross-posted stuff in a medical article, I removed the same text from Patient safety, Stapled hemorrhoidopexy, Hepatectomy and Hysterectomy.

I tried to salvage some stuff for Patient safety but the only "good" source was about questions that you should ask to your doctor.

As far as I am concerned, this looks like spam for and one of its members (the doctor that is mentioned in the added text). --Enric Naval (talk) 18:02, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, the same text was spammed on a dozen or so medical articles. I've cleaned up a few more. The editor has at least one account User:Ppydr and has also edited from IP addresses. I think I'll drop him a note on his talk page. - EronTalk 18:05, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the note. Overwhelming research shows patient safety is a critical component that can help surgical patients.

Do you feel comfortable if we remove reference to which is a free website. --User:ppydr — Preceding undated comment added 20:07, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

It's not just the web site, it is whether the content belongs on all the pages you posted it on. By my count, you added identical text to at least 21 different pages. Patient safety has its own article, and it may be that some of your content should go there. But the same text does not need to be put on every Wikipedia page having anything to do with surgery. - EronTalk 20:15, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Eron, thanks for the update. We believe patient safety is a key issue that anyone reading about surgery should be aware of. patient safety and checklists save lives. You are right that it makes sense to consolidate detailed information about patient safety into the main article about patient safety. I will add content to the patient safety article.

DYK for 2012 Summer Paralympics[edit]

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Hi there. Do you review articles for GA status? Jonas Vinther (talk) 10:49, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

I have not done so before, but I'd be willing to if there is something you'd like me to take a look at. - EronTalk 17:19, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

miscellanous ref desk[edit]

Hey,eron, i posted another question in the miscellaneous ref desk. if you don't want to answer my new question, that's alright with me. (talk) 23:50, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

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Slavery in the United States[edit]

Hi EronMain, I have cited the either the original 1860 census documentation or the summary of some of the data at

1) for the data there supports the 26% and 31% of families who were slaveholders in the 15 slave states and the 11 Confederate states. The use of the word southern is not clear as to what states they are. There were slave states and there were confederate states. That is how they should be treated. Are southern states the 15 slave or the 11 confederate?

2) for all the other % and info I have provided, from the US Govt, I have downloaded as a PDF the original 1860 census data recapitulation of the slaveholders and state: A) by state/county B) in aggregate nationally/states. I have inputed this data into a spreadsheet and using the Fogel & Engermann breakpoints, that said a small slaveholder owned 1-14 slaves, medium 15-49 slaves, and large ≥ 50 slave, I computed the totals and % for all 15 slave states, 4 border states, 11 slave states in total and sub-grouped into the 1st 7 and 2nd 4. I can prove my numbers by showing the original 1860 documents and the spreadsheet that I show the tabulations of the data.

3) some of the data currently on wikipedia is not supported by the data in the 1860 census.


Current Wiki-The distribution of slaves among holders was very unequal: holders of 200 or more slaves, constituting less than 1% of all US slaveholders (fewer than 4,000 persons, 1 in 7,000 free persons, or 0.015% of the population) held an estimated 20–30% of all slaves (800,000 to 1,200,000 slaves).

My tabulation- Actually per the 1860 census, 319 slaveholders owned ≥ 200 slaves totaling approx 95,000 slaves, almost 2.5% of the almost 4,000,000 slaves.

Slaves per 200-299 300-499 500-999 ≥ 1,000 Alabama 24 10 - - Arkansas 6 - 1 - Delaware - - - - Florida 2 - - - Georgia 23 7 1 - Kentucky 1 - - Louisiana 63 20 4 - Maryland - 1 - - Mississippi 28 8 1 - Missouri - - - - N Carolina 11 4 - - S Carolina 56 22 7 1 Tennessee 6 1 - - Texas 2 - - - Virginia 8 1 - - Total 230 74 14 1

This show 319 slaveholders owning ≥ 200 slaves.

If I take the 319 multiplied by the max slaves per group I get 120,000 slaves. I used the Avg and came up with 95,000. So there is no way that the claim that holders of 200 or more slaves owning 800,000 to 1,200,000 slaves is true.

I cited the 1860 census docs that anyone can go in and get themselves, where the current wiki data is not even cited. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:04, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Eron, you had stated "You seem to have been doing original research in analyzing this data.". I am not doing original research as I am not doing a census or interpreting data that may or may require the use of an opinion. The 1860 census data is the reliable source. The Slaveholder and Slave schedules and the totals by county, state and number of slaves owned are the historical/factual data from the US Govt census bureau. All I am doing is adding them up and sorting them. The only "choices" I am making is:

1) to group the 15 slave states together, excluding the Utah, Nebraska and DC data as it is immaterial as the number of slaves in these 3 territories is less than .1% of the total and the common accepted practice is to look at the 15 slave states.

2) to group the 11 slave states that formed the Confederacy together.

Additionally one could group the 4 border states that did not secede together, the 1st 7 confederate states (deep south) together and the 2nd 4 confederate states (upper south) together. All of these 5 groupings are used by historians and are commonly accepted.

3) to group the slaveholders into 3 groups. Generally historians group the large planter class as owning 50 or more slaves into one group. Some historians group the lower group at 1-15 or at 1-20. The historians Robert Fogel and Stanley Engerman define large planters as those owning over 50 slaves, and medium planters as those owning between 16 and 50 slaves. So using their groupings I created 3 Groups of Slaveholders: Small 1-14, Medium 20-49 and Large ≥ 50. These are used by historians and commonly accepted. Additionally the 1860 Census tabulated Slaveholders in groups that are easy to group wholly into these three groups.

So you see I am not doing original research. I am taking historical census data and simply tabulating it into groups that are commonly used by historians when discussing slavery in the US right before the American Civil War.

I would like to point out that the citation of "THE SIXTEEN LARGEST AMERICAN SLAVEHOLDERS FROM 1860 SLAVE CENSUS SCHEDULES Transcribed by Tom Blake*, April to July 2001" is flimsy at best. Who is Tom Blake? Is he an authoritative figure on the subject? I am not one, but I am willing to show the original 1860 census schedules and my tabulations of them that support the data in the groupings. The citation does not show any schedules to support it's claim. Just because it is hosted by rootsweb which is part of the community does not make it legitimate. This is not from a historian, was not published in a book or a journal or newspaper of repute. So why is this flimsy citation allowed to support a claim, that anyone with a few hours to tabulate the 1860 census data would see is false?

How can I upload the support to someone at wikipedia with the authority to proof and verify the historical data that supports the groups data? (talk) 06:28, 13 November 2017 (UTC)