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Libertarianism Venn Diagram[edit]

Hi, I was just wondering whether you would consider editing your libertarianism Venn diagram. I think it might be more accurate to rename the 'objectivism' circle as 'classical liberalism', and then put 'objectivism' as a smaller circle inside it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:30, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Biased comment[edit]

Your comment in my Talk page is ideologically biased, in extreme. You should edit taking the principal use of the term, that is market anarchism = anarcho-capitalism. --Sageo (talk) 04:14, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

With all due respect, it concerns me very little whether you believe me to be 'biased.' It concerns me a lot more whether what I'm saying is factually accurate. The evidence does not support your assumptions. Finx (talk) 04:58, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Finx, loaded remarks against you made by other users I've encountered have compelled me to examine your contributions. I want to say that I appreciate your efforts on behalf of this encyclopedia, and hope you continue to make them in the face of adversity. Steeletrap (talk) 00:52, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Original research template[edit]

The templates are justificated in talk page. Please use sources in talk page, not opinions. You shouldn't remove them until a consensus benn achieved. Another remove of template and I will denounce your attitude. I think we can dialogue without troubles, only you should avoid use Wikipedia as political forum, please. --Sageo (talk) 14:17, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

I told you about remove templates, I don't want to get to a critic point and have to denounce you. Better, continue discoussing in talk page. At least we get to an agreement of make a disambiguation page.--Sageo (talk) 15:35, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Warning & ANI posting[edit]

Posting the "level 4" edit warning message and bringing the issue to the ANI at the same time is not appropriate. 1. The heavy handed warning, posted without the lower level, more gentle warnings, was too much. Why? because 2. you brought the issue to the ANI. Warnings should serve to remind editors of guidelines, not serve as ammunition for an ANI discussion. We go to ANI only after warnings have failed to resolve the issue. Also, I suggest you look at other dispute resolution sources WP:3O would be a good one because only you and Sageo were involved in the discussion. Thanks. – S. Rich (talk) 17:40, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

User was warned here about two weeks ago regarding the same ongoing edit war. Thanks for the WP:3O link. I'll look into it later when I have time. Finx (talk) 17:47, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Okay. It looks like the EW dispute is about the same article, so the next warning should have gone in the earlier section. When the polite warning does not work, you best post one from the next higher level, not the 4th level. In any event, there is nothing wrong per se with the templates. They get indexed into categories, etc., and serve to alert interested editors to take a look at the page and work on problems. I'm not concerned with the particular OR/SYN problems in the article, and hardly looked at the debate you've had. I was more concerned about how this matter got into the ANI realm so suddenly. – S. Rich (talk) 18:03, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Just to be clear, I didn't immediately yank the templates down out of spite. There was a discussion on the talk page and it seemed obvious that no real objections existed, except for the fact that the redirect was taken down -- and IIRC not by me, at first. My patience wears a little thin after having citations ignored and being accused of writing an essay about my political opinions the third time. I went to the noticeboard only because the discussion yielded nothing but vague threats and accusations. Finx (talk) 18:08, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

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Take to 3O?[edit]

Have you two thoroughly discussed the issue? Are you at a standstill? If so, I suggest you post the question at WP:3O. – S. Rich (talk) 05:26, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, I've been away from wikipedia for a while, I think the other editor hasn't developed the article since, so it looks like it's at a standstill. That's probably a good idea. Thanks for the reminder. Finx (talk) 05:56, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
To be clear, I'm referring to Talk:Libertarianism#Can_we_please_stop_confusing_state_.22government.22_and_.22state.22.3F. I'm sorry that I was clearer earlier. – S. Rich (talk) 14:23, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh, okay. I think there's enough people actively working on the article that it shouldn't be necessary to call it to anyone else's attention. If there's no resolution, we could probably give a try, I guess. Thanks again. Finx (talk) 23:01, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

You are appreciated[edit]

Hey, just wanted to stop by and say I appreciate your input on the Libertarianism page. It is extremely frustrating talking to right-libertarians, so I understand needing some time away... but make sure to come back! Your knowledge on the subject is valuable and I'd hate to see the capitalists own the article, as they are wont to do. -- MisterDub (talk | contribs) 16:52, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I appreciate it. I know you've put a lot of work into the article. I've just noticed that after beating my head against an impenetrable wall of irrationality long enough, I tend to lose focus and start lashing out at the wrong people. I don't how you put up with so much fight-every-letter-tooth-and-nail resistance to just giving anything some definable features, let alone making things clear and comprehensible. I'll come back cheery and positive, I promise. Finx (talk) 17:09, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Undoing my edit in "Libertarianism" article[edit]

The sentence I deleted: "While certain libertarian currents are supportive of laissez-faire capitalism and private property rights, such as in land and natural resources, others reject capitalism and private ownership of the means of production, instead advocating their common or cooperative ownership and management[14][15][16][17]" is not supported (in fact contradicted) by the one reliable source listed (Stanford's listed as both [15] and [17]. It is supported only by the source authored by Noam Chomsky, which hardly fits Wikipedia's definition of a reliable source. At the very least it gives grossly undue weight to Chomshy's position, while minimizing the position presented by the reliable source (Stanford's Encyc), as well as many other reliable sources (Encyc. Britannica, etc) by referring to it as "certain libertarian currents".

Just wanted to understand the objection to what I consider the removal of obvious bias. Note that I have no interest in trying to hide Chomsky's position, despite it's ("Libertarian Socialism's") anti-libertarian components, just in presenting it where it belongs instead of in such a biased and misleading way at the top of the "Libertarianism" article.

Also, please forgive me if I go about this the wrong way, I'm still not sure of the proper way to address this. Lockean One (talk) 04:57, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

No, you're going about it the right way. Wikipedia generally encourages making bold edits, and then discussing them if they don't stick.
In the case of that introduction, like I said in the talk section: it is a matter of fact, not point of view, that Libertarian Socialists, including Libertarian Marxists and anarchists / Libertarian Communists, reject capitalism as an authoritarian system of class domination and want to abolish the capitalist mode of production. In fact, as the article already explains, the origin of the word "libertarian" as a political label comes from an anarcho-communist - Joseph Dejacque. Please take time to read the respective articles. There is no POV issue because it isn't a matter of perspective.
Furthermore, I can think of few sources on contemporary political issues more consistently trusted and reliable than Noam Chomsky, who's repeatedly pronounced the world's "most important intellectual alive today" wherever he goes, having spent most of his long life writing and lecturing about geo-politics. As he's pointed out neoliberalism is a very recent addition to the libertarian label, contrary addition to what's been called libertarian everywhere in the world for over 150 years. There's dozens of sources to back this up throughout the article. If anything should be called anti-libertarian... -- but, see, that would not be NPOV, so we don't do that. Finx (talk) 18:41, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
I responded to your first part on the article talk page, but just wanted to respond to the etymology of the term "libertarian" here, since it would qualify as "soapboxing":
Yes, I understand that anarchists first used "libertarian" in print, but it's just a simple combination word that already had an established meaning prior to being "coined", since it's base term and suffix had pre-existing meanings that pre-determined the meaning of it, according to already established rules for adding the suffix. The term "liberty" had an already established meaning, as well as the suffix "-arian", or in French "-aire" (a person who supports, advocates, or practices a doctrine, theory, or set of principles associated with the base word). Hence "advocate of liberty". Using a known suffix with a known word using known rules for their combination to form a combination word hardly constitutes anything significant.
Dejacque was merely calling himself an "advocate of liberty" using a pre-existing word and suffix with established meanings and an established way of combining them. He in no way used it to refer to some new and different concept. It certainly doesn't mean that the word itself means "like Dejacque".
I'm not disagreeing with the etymology, or it's inclusion in the article (although I haven't scrutinized it). I'm only disagreeing with attaching too much significance to it. Lockean One (talk) 07:14, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
I understand what it means, I'm just pointing out that left communists saw themselves as advocates of liberty by calling for the abolition of private property. Contemporary capitalists would, of course, disagree. Finx (talk) 10:56, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Also, just as a question, is there a solution to that section on the article's talk page being derailed with irrelevant responses (some by me in response to others)? IMO, the only relevant responses there are by you (relevant even if I disagree with them), and my responses to yours. But those are hidden in a swarm of surrounding nonsense. Lockean One (talk) 07:14, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
I don't know. It gets that way sometimes on contentious topics. I don't think it's too bad, but there's a lot of repeats. The same things come up over and over and some people get impatient, I guess. If it's off-topic, I would try to just ignore it and not pay it any mind. Finx (talk) 10:56, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
I think that section has become useless, so much so that I'll probably give up on it. Lockean One (talk) 01:37, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

There seems to be some misunderstandings, though. I never referred to opposition to state capitalism as anti-libertarian, since all libertarians oppose it as far as I can tell. I only used the term "anti-libertarian" to refer to advocating prohibition of "free enterprise" capitalism. Surely you're not suggesting that non-socialists are obligated to equate the two on the basis that socialists oppose both.

I also never referred to proponents of state capitalism as libertarian, or even suggested that advocating capitalism itself constituted libertarianism. It would seem that much of your disagreement with my statements has been based on misunderstandings.

Also, it seems that "Libertarian Socialists" view the need for property protection as a consequence of capitalism, as if they would have no need of it. Why would socialism have any less need to protect "means of production" (or products) from harm, theft, disruption, etc. than capitalism? Lockean One (talk) 01:38, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Portal image discussion[edit]

Thanks for the hat. Yes, the project gets little discussion on the talk page and the portal talk page gets even less. I, myself, brought up the idea of changing the Project Banner image in late 2012. It did not go far, but I did not pursue because I did not think it was a big issue (and the technical aspects concerned me). So, if you've got a better idea for the portal image I recommend that you post the idea on the portal talk page and see who salutes. Post a notice on the Project talk page about your proposal and notify some of the more active Project members. If no one salutes (or moons it) after a month, then WP:BB and make the changes yourself. – S. Rich (talk) 05:07, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Will do! Thanks for the help. Finx (talk) 02:27, 30 January 2014 (UTC)


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User:Darkstar1st / User:Blue Eyes Cryin[edit]

I think we've got a sock / meat puppet [1]. Blue Eyes Cryin (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). Look at his contributions [2]. All he does is support Darkstar1st's views on talk libertarianism.

What do you think? I think I will got to WP:SPI but if you have any evidence or views I would be grateful. If he's clever he will cover his tracks, but I don't think he is clever. --Mrjulesd (talk) 23:18, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

I honestly have no idea. They're both saying the same thing (there's no such thing as libertarian socialism/communism/marxism, so Wikipedia should remove it) and it's near impossible to get any thought across to either user, but then again numerous people have fit that profile as well. Only the admins would be able to say if it's likely. fi (talk) 00:59, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
OK what I'll think I'll do is go to WP:AN and get an admin to look at it (hopefully). I think he's more or less admitted it at ANI , and certainly hasn't denied it. If I get an admin opinion on where to go then that would probably be the best thing. He's accused me of " false and dishonest accusations and bullying tactics " , I've had enough. --Mrjulesd (talk) 01:05, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, my "bullying tactics" earlier consisted of pointing out the problem with saying that B ⊃ A ∴ B = A in an article's lead. I tried half a dozen times and failed. The only reasoning offered: it says right here balloons are round so round things must be balloons, case closed. I don't know if there's any sockpuppets involved, but it's like talking to a wall either way, so I'm going to stop talking for a while. fi (talk) 01:59, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Well anyway I've reported "them" to WP:AN hopefully I'll get a reply. I can see why you're cheesed off, he certainly succeeded in doing that to me. When you argue with someone who show no signs of goodwill it can be pretty infuriating. At least the other editors seemed a bit better. I looked at the history of talk libertarianism but i couldn't see any other obvious socks. But if you see anyone who seems to fit the description message me and I'll give you my view. --Mrjulesd (talk) 02:38, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

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Several editors have explained to User:IWillBuildTheRoads that there was no consensus for his changes, resulting in his prior noticeboard warning (which I did not take any part in). Since I'm not the one ignoring consensus and administrator warnings, I don't understand the reason for this block. Please explain. fi (talk) 04:52, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

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Should I have let the abusive edits stand when the editor showed no interest in justifying them on the talk page? If you believe I'm partly to blame, fine, but how does 24-hours a piece make any sense at all, when the instigator was already involved in a noticeboard report and warned to stop spamming the same crap in the lead repeatedly? fi (talk) 06:23, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
I count 8 reverts by you out of the last 50 edits in the article history alone... all of which were to undo IWillBuildTheRoads's actions. Do you not think that you should have made a WP:ANEW/WP:ANI report much earlier? Coffee // have a cup // beans // 06:31, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I do. But that doesn't make the rest of what I said false. You decided to give me and somebody stomping his foot to get his edit in, after being warned to stop repeatedly, by multiple people, the same reprimand. fi (talk) 06:34, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

I am an uninvolved administratory, reviewing the unblock request. Here's what I see. Both editors have been discussing edits on the article's talk page. Good. A separate editor, Toddy1 (talk · contribs), has started a section for discussion called "The lede", which is excellent. I strongly hope both Finx and IWillBuildTheRoads discuss their edits and build consensus there. However, on the bad side, I do see a slow edit war here, as, apparently (and I'm not trying to put words in his/her mouth), does Toddy1. Toddy1 says, "Let us discuss the two rival versions of the lede that various people have been edit-warring over." So, is this a straight-forward case of reverting vandalism? No. Is this a straight-forward case of a 3RR violation? No. Is Finx attempting to improve the article? Yes. Is an edit war going on? Yes. Is the block permitted by 3RR? Yes; 3RR isn't an entitlement to 3 reverts in 24 hours. So, I'm not choosing to lift the block, but I'm also not choosing to decline the unblock, because if I do so, it's unlikely any other admin will review it within the window the block is active. Okay, so this is a lot of text. Finx, I end up in this position: I believe this block was placed on you to strongly indicate edit-warring is inappropriate, and instead you must work harder to build a strong consensus for your version, on the talk page. I see you have engaged in discussion there, but I don't see you have built a strong consensus. You are welcome to disagree on that point. But, I believe Toddy1 has explicitly gone out of his way to enable you to build a clear consensus and I hope you'll contribute to the discussion in "The lede" once your block expires. I believe everyone involved sees this block as, roughly, "hey, enough, stop with the edits until this is hashed out once and for all on the talk page", rather than as "massively abusive editor acting in bad faith". --Yamla (talk) 13:11, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

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