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Religion in Germany[edit]

Please consider moving your comment at talk:Religion in Germany to the "Pie chart" section. Thanks JimRenge (talk) 00:46, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

If you're still doing Scout stuff...[edit]

Is there an existing list of GSUSA councils? Thanks!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 07:31, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Hmm, it has been hard finding an official list that is easy to copy. The Find a Council page (http://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join/council-finder.html) has a list under a drop down menu but that list is pulled from a script which is listed at https://www.girlscouts.org/councilfinder/ajax_results.asp?short=yes I did some neatening and have (short names):

Alaska
Arizona Cactus-Pine
Black Diamond
California's Central Coast
Caribe
Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Central & Southern New Jersey
Central and Western Massachuse
Central California South
Central Illinois
Central Indiana
Central Maryland
Central Texas
Chesapeake Bay
Citrus
Colonial Coast
Colorado
Commonwealth
Connecticut
Dakota Horizons
Desert Southwest
Diamonds of Ark. Okla. & Texas
Eastern Iowa and West Illinois
Eastern Massachusetts
Eastern Missouri
Eastern Oklahoma
Eastern Pennsylvania
Eastern South Carolina
Eastern Wash and North Idaho
Farthest North
Florida Panhandle
Gateway
Greater Atlanta
Greater Chicago and NW Indiana
Greater Iowa
Greater Los Angeles
Greater Mississippi
Greater New York
Greater South Texas
Green and White Mountains
Gulfcoast
Hawaii
Heart of Central California
Heart of Michigan
Heart of New Jersey
Heart of Pennsylvania
Heart of the Hudson
Heart of the South
Historic Georgia
Hornets' Nest
Jersey Shore
Kansas Heartland
Kentuckiana
Kentucky's Wilderness Road
Louisiana East
Louisiana-Pines to the Gulf
Maine
Manitou
Michigan Shore to Shore
Middle Tennessee
Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes
Minnesota and Wisconsin River
Missouri Heartland
Montana and Wyoming
Nassau County
Nation's Capital
Ne Kansas and NW Missouri
New Mexico Trails
North Carolina Coastal Pines
North East Ohio
North-Central Alabama
Northeast Texas
Northeastern New York
Northern California
Northern Illinois
Northern Indiana-Michiana
Northern New Jersey
Northwestern Great Lakes
NYPENN Pathways
Ohio's Heartland
Orange County
Oregon and SW Washington
San Diego
San Gorgonio
San Jacinto
Sc - Mountains to Midlands
Sierra Nevada
Silver Sage
Southeast Florida
Southeastern Michigan
Southeastern New England
Southern Alabama
Southern Appalachians
Southern Arizona
Southern Illinois
Southern Nevada
Southwest Indiana
Southwest Texas
Spirit of Nebraska
Suffolk County
Texas Oklahoma Plains
Tropical Florida
USAGSO
Utah
Virginia Skyline
West Central Florida
Western New York
Western Ohio
Western Oklahoma
Western Pennsylvania
Western Washington
Wisconsin - Badgerland
Wisconsin Southeast

One could use this in combo with (for full names) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Local_councils_of_the_Girl_Scouts_of_the_USA --Erp (talk) 15:27, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! I'm on it next weekend!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:38, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
I've put up new maps for GS Virginia and Georgia and will be putting up one for Tennessee soon. --Erp (talk) 02:55, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

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Nomination of Ann Clare Brokaw for deletion[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of David L. Huestis[edit]

Hello Erp,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged David L. Huestis for deletion in response to your request.

If you didn't intend to make such a request and don't want the article to be deleted, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. ubiquity (talk) 18:27, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

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Hi![edit]

Do you know how to fix the spaced ndashes in the Sir John Gladstone, 1st Baronet infobox? Thanks! --ExperiencedArticleFixer (talk) 16:08, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Ok, I did the same as you before: moved it, in this case to the navbox. Thanks. --ExperiencedArticleFixer (talk) 16:26, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Brock Turner[edit]

I have given up on my first edit request and am going to try again in a new section. Please review.--104.197.82.38 (talk) 04:00, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Loss of Explorer Posts[edit]

I know you put down citation needed at the end of the article. I'm just speaking from personal experience with the LAPD posts. I volunteer with an explorer competition in California. We had the LAPD cadets come to our comp. for several years. In 2012 or 13 they notified us they were not coming back unless we got different insurance. The LAPD told us the LAFD were in the Caryeastwood (talk) 07:20, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Unfortunately personal experience alone can't be used as a reference. It can be used as a pointer that proper references do exist and should be hunted down. Note that insurance might have been an issue if the BSA insurance did not cover non-BSA participants or was considered insufficient; it need not have had to do with BSA policies on gays and god. Note also explanations can get mangled when passed person to person. --Erp (talk) 13:32, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Fingering characerization[edit]

re special:diff/763849717 you mentioned:

"possibly because you wanted to link to an article on digital penetration which is solely about the consensual act and that plays down that this particular digital penetration was not consensual"

That appears to be an oversight, I figured it was common sense that people knew that sexual acts were sexual assault if not consented to.

I just made this edit adding a source showing that digital penetration without consent is considered sexual assault from ~12-13 years ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=764094538&oldid=760713940

With that now present, is it still objectionable to link to the article when describing what happened? Ranze (talk) 01:38, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Neither vandalism nor a test edit.[edit]

I monitor links to a number of websites which are, by robust consensus, entirely inappropriate as sources. That job is made harder when sandboxes and user pages include links. Making the link list shorter saves time when looking for new citations to inappropriate sites that then need to be removed. These links ar eof no benefit in sandboxes and drafts because if those pages ever became articles, the links would have to come out. Guy (Help!) 06:48, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

@JzG: True but it would help to have a more expansive explanation in the edit comment. "Predatory" for someone encountering it for the first time is not very informative and my understanding is that editing someone else's sandbox without invitation is not polite; perhaps "source marked as from a predatory journal, see x" would be more helpful. Note the surrounding text had already mentioned it and the others as possibly unreliable (this sandbox is more a collection of notes from a while back that went no where due to no reliable sources, I now marked for my own record that this particular one is unreliable). --Erp (talk) 14:50, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
There was a wikilink, though, in the template. And that is pretty much what the template says. Guy (Help!) 15:00, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

This is to inform you that an attempt is being made to overturn an RfC that you voted on[edit]

This is to inform you that an attempt is being made to overturn an RfC that you voted on (2 RfCs, actually, one less than six months ago and another a year ago). The new RfC is at:

Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC: Allow private schools to be characterized as non-affiliated as well as religious, in infobox?

Specifically, it asks that "religion = none" be allowed in the infobox.

The first RfC that this new RfC is trying to overturn is:

The result of that RfC was "unambiguously in favour of omitting the parameter altogether for 'none' " and despite the RfC title, additionally found that "There's no obvious reason why this would not apply to historical or fictional characters, institutions etc.", and that nonreligions listed in the religion entry should be removed when found "in any article".

The second RfC that this new RfC is trying to overturn is:

The result of that RfC was that the "in all Wikipedia articles, without exception, nonreligions should not be listed in the Religion= parameter of the infobox.".

Note: I am informing everyone who commented on the above RfCs, whether they supported or opposed the final consensus. --Guy Macon (talk) 03:39, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

that guy...[edit]

Thank you for trying to fight the good fight-that guy is a POV pusher...--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 22:58, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

True but he does sometimes seem to have some good points; he does seem to have been correct in some of the Masinissa entry. It takes time to learn to evaluate one's own biases (and we all have biases) and also to properly document. Given that the ancient kingdom of Numidia corresponded somewhat to modern coastal Algeria (though it also covered part of modern Tunisia) and that Masinissa united and then ruled Numidia for some 54 years, it is not a surprise that he seemingly plays a large part in the Algerian national mythos (think George Washington in the US mythos). Ideally articles about Algeria need a critical mass of editors that can read French and/or Arabic (due to modern Algerian history much of the research is likely to be in one or the other of those languages). Unfortunately also the French wikipedia version of the article is also lacking citations. On couscous it looks like there is an edit war going on in the French version of the article also on the same issue. I can't read Arabic so I'm not sure what is going on in that version of the article (though less editing)--Erp (talk) 01:01, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Undid one of your revisions[edit]

Thought I'd give you a headsup about this if you weren't watching that page. IMO it's a bit like editing the page on California to say "usually considered part of the US", but in any case, I think text like that in the intro on a European country's page really should come with some citations about why it's not sometimes considered a European country. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 23:17, 27 August 2017 (UTC)

Please see Iceland's talk page[edit]

Talk:Iceland#The_back_.26_forth_minor_edit_war_about_what_continent_Iceland_is_in.2C_and_what_a_continent_is is relevant to your interests. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 19:02, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

What ever your recent edit was[edit]

at National Statuary Hall Collection it don't work. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 05:10, 8 September 2017 (UTC)