User talk:Funkarama

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Please explain why the section you removed is not important to the documentation of the event. I do not support the Liberals in any way, am interested in a fair, neutral representation of the historical record.--Funkarama (talk) 01:03, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

You don't get "fair and neutral" (or "fair and balanced", to use the particularly hilarious slogan of a US TV network) from typing out your own little commentary or analysis of the situation. Michael talk 01:23, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Ironically, choosing not be leftish, as I see you have that concern.--Funkarama (talk) 01:34, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

It wasn't my own commentary, it was based on extensive observation of media coverage. Understand still not comprehensive enough, but enough of a trend.--Funkarama (talk) 01:26, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

What an odd reply. It "wasn't [your] own", yet "it was based on extensive [your?] observation of media coverage". Michael talk 01:35, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

oh i see, well one could argue all research and writing is same--Funkarama (talk) 01:37, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Concern, that this section if not completed, will just add to the sensationalism--Funkarama (talk) 02:12, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

So cut away the fat (commentary and opinion) and leave just the beef (factual information) so readers can enjoy a delicious and tasty Wikipedia meal. Michael talk 02:19, 19 February 2008 (UTC) Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Stolen_Generations"

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I added this welcome to assist with your contributions. I also undid your edit here because it is not a good idea to change others comments. I hope you understand why. I happen to agree with your preference for the phrase 'Aboriginal people', but my dictionary gives Aboriginal as an adjective and a noun. I believe either way is acceptable, although there has been some discussion that indicates otherwise. I hope you enjoy contributing here, regards, cygnis insignis 19:49, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

"Aboriginal" as a noun[edit]

Regarding your comment on the article Stolen Generations, "Aboriginal" is in fact used as a noun, not just as an adjective. It's used as a noun both in the press and in scholarly publications. In fact, when I was a student in the Koori Centre at Sydney Uni in 2003, an Aboriginal lecturer mentioned that "Aboriginal" was preferred as a noun (rather than "Aborigine"). Aridd (talk) 14:14, 26 February 2008 (UTC)