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Idea of renaming Family_name article[edit]

Hello, Frappyjohn,

I see that you have edited the Family_name article a bit. Could you weigh in on my idea of changing the article name? Thank you. --DBlomgren 22:14, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I have just done so. I believe you are correct that there needs to be a more general article on naming customs for persons, however I believe that article should be Personal name, which already has a good start on it. -- Frappyjohn 05:14, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Wow! After Akb4's and your input on the above, I realize it needs putting several heads together and planning a better outline/redistribution of articles. Before I get involved in this, I want to finish rewriting the Hawthorne effect. After that, I'll help reorganize if you or "Akbie" (or others) have not already taken the initiative. Thanks for your input. DBlomgren 03:42, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

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Not-for-profit Corporation[edit]

Frappy, I restored the redirect at Not-for-profit corporation. Your action went against consensus, and you didn't discuss anything before doing this, nor did you present a compelling argument for doing this. By compelling argument, you need to argue that non-profit corporation and non-profit organization are not the same thing. D O N D E groovily Talk to me 04:38, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

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Romaine/cos[edit]

Hi, you added a "clarification needed" to the etymology section, but it's not clear to me what you find unclear, and I don't see anything in Talk.... Can you be more specific? Thanks. --Macrakis (talk) 23:20, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the nudge. I was thrown off by "Cos" being the first subject of the etymology, mistook it as an incongruous first reference, completely missing the beginning few words of the article stating that Romaine is also known as Cos. I went to the talk page and saw the discussion: It would appear that users of each term were not previously aware of the other term. I searched for some discussion of the usage of the two terms and found only one reference, stating that "Cos" is used in Great Britain. I added that fact, cited it, and removed my {clarification needed}, although further clarification would be nice! --Frappyjohn (talk) 00:35, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the fix! It turns out that "romaine" is quickly catching up to "cos" in the UK [1], and that "cos", though pretty much unknown in the U.S., is fairly widely used in Australia and other areas. (Google ["romaine lettuce" site:au] is about 3x ["cos lettuce" site:au].) --Macrakis (talk) 00:46, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

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Climate change skepticism[edit]

Hi John. I don't generally wade into climate change issues, but am I mistaken that you're circumventing community consensus (per this RfC) by converting links from climate change skepticism and global warming skeptics (which redirect to climate change denial) to global warming skepticism (separate links)? I see you've done this in a number of places the last couple of days: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 20:28, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi DrFleishman. Thanks for the link to the discussion. It's a bit involved so I haven't completed reading it yet, but I shall.
I don't wish to wade into this issue either, but stumbled into it when I clicked on one of the links you mention, probably Climate change skeptic, and got redirected to Climate change denial. I registered my thoughts at the time on Talk:Climate change denial under the heading "This article demeans Wikipedia." This was in April, almost three months before I made the edits you question. I got several replies. Clearly the issue is still open.
But, while I still strenuously object to the redirects, I don't have time to fight that battle.
What I did do in the edits you cite is delete unattributed depictions of the articles' subjects as "climate change deniers." This was not a blanket set of edits; rather I reviewed each article individually. If any editor should subsequently find an authoritative source that does depict a particular subject as a climate change denier, they should feel free to add that to the article. Any discussion needed should take place on the talk page of the article in question.
(Let me parenthetically point out that the discussion you cite was archived before my post on that page or my edits, it is not marked as an RfC, and no reference to it appears on the current talk page. Moreover it requests that any further discussion on the subject take place on the current talk page, which I [quite inadvertently] did do.)
Thanks again for your input. --Frappyjohn (talk) 05:57, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. I don't feel equipped to address this so I've posted notices at Talk:Climate change denial and WP:Climate change. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 06:44, 13 July 2016 (UTC)
I've undone them all. The edits change the pov radically. I don't believe that the redirects should be taken as labels or depictions in any way. --Ronz (talk) 15:17, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

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