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I've removed two copyrighted images from your userpage. Copyrighted images are used in articles under a 'fair-use' claim, unfortunately, under wp policy, fairuse claims cannot be extended to userspace. See WP:FUC for details. --Doc ask? 10:49, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Colonel Francis Charteris[edit]

Well done! -- ALoan (Talk) 17:02, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

No problem - interesting chap! Given the other Francis Charterises (the Earls of Wemyss) I have put him back as the Colonel... - ALoan (Talk) 19:22, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

P.G. Tatchell[edit]

I see you have added the {{POV}} tag again. Last time you added this, you did not explain why. I expect to see a rationale for adding the tag on the article talk page without delay, say by mid-day today, or I will remove the tag. David | Talk 10:40, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Your note[edit]

It might be better for someone else to take a look at it now that I've asked David to remove the protection. I'll wait for a bit to see what the response is. It probably should be protected as I see what looks like 3RR violations, and it would be better to protect than to start blocking, but the question now is whose version to protect on. SlimVirgin (talk) 14:37, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

New Islamophobia Images[edit]

Irishpunktom, what are the origins and who is the copyright holder who has irrevocably released all rights to the two new images you've added to the Islamophobia article? Netscott 15:35, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

I see well if you're not inclined to provide such information then I'll be sure to tag them for deletion due to rights concerns, etc. Netscott 15:42, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
Much like how you expressed good faith concerns over the MANIFESTO article before, I too have my own concerning these images. Are you surprised? Netscott 15:46, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
That's fine, I'll be sure to take the necessary steps to ensure that these new images do not remain on Wikipedia under their current licensing tags. Netscott 15:50, 11 May 2006 (UTC)
Dislike is a serious mischaracterization of my feelings on this matter. Regardless, it appears that a fellow editor concurs with my tagging. Netscott 15:56, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Islamophobiaevil.jpeg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading Image:Islamophobiaevil.jpeg. I notice the 'image' page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then there needs to be an argument why we have the right to use the media on Wikipedia (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then it needs to be specified where it was found, i.e., in most cases link to the website where it was taken from, and the terms of use for content from that page.

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Someone beat me by a few seconds - I was going to object to prod as well. Here's what my edit summary would have been: "object to prod. term is, article is not. Should have read talk page before prodding." Cheers. - CrazyRussian talk/contribs/email 16:39, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

I am in no way offended, though I tend to err on the side of over-notification. No worries. - CrazyRussian talk/contribs/email 03:18, 12 May 2006 (UTC)


Updated DYK query Did you know? has been updated. A fact from the article Colonel Francis Charteris, which you recently created, has been featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.


I noticed that this image, which is on the Main Page (congrats) has a copyright symbol showing, but there is no explanation about this. Do you know where the "© NPGD1263.jpg" on the image comes from or its significance? You migh want to follow-up on this. Sorry, I do not have a W account; I am just trying to help. -- 06:08, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

Yes - I noticed that too. Presumably it is an image from the National Portrait Gallery. Quite how they maintain copyright on a scan of an 18th century drawing I don't know. But I see someone has cropped the image to remove the tag, following some discussion in Image talk:Charteris.jpeg. -- ALoan (Talk) 15:47, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging for Image:RIsalmophobia.jpeg[edit]

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7/7 Truth Movement[edit]

Interested? - - If so please ask those on here whom else you think would be interested. Thank you and keep up the great work.


Bro, you wanted to mail me something before, but i couldnt fix my mail. Im curious about what you wanted to say... --Striver 11:49, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Highway's RfA[edit]

Request for Adminship
Thank you for supporting/objecting/tropicanising me in my request for Adminship. Although I wasn't promoted to admin status, with a final vote count of 14/27/12, I am very happy with the response I received from my fellow Wikipedians. I was pleasantly suprised at the support, and was touched by it. I will also work harder on preventing disputes and boosting my edit count (which is on the up), so thank you to all your objectors. Hopefully I will re-apply soon and try again for the mop. Thanks again, Highway Rainbow Sneakers


Hi there, The Islam template is used in all Islam related articles and it carries an image of the mosque, if you take a close look at the other religion templates they all carry an icon that actually symbolizes the particular religion. The question is what symbolizes Islam? As a muslim you would agree that we cannot Idolize any symbol as sacred as it would be Shirk. So the next question is what kind of icon would correctly represent Islam and Muslims? It is undoubtedly the Shahada, because without it we wouldn't be muslims. So I have suggested to change the template image from a masjid to a Masjid with the Shahada in it. In order to have the image in the template I need build some consense, could you kindly visit the talk page (Template_talk:Islam) and make your suggestion, lets have the template change so it will correctly represent Islam. (You do not have to support it if you dont like it). thanks in advance.  «Mÿšíc»  (T) 11:12, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments brother, I really appreciate them.  «Mÿšíc»  (T) 14:30, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

New Islamophobia section[edit]

Irishpunktom, would you respond to this section of talk on Islamophobia? Thanks. Netscott 10:16, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Greeting Irishpunktom, in your editing of this article (and on Wikipedia in general) please be aware of the following Wikipedia guidelines: Wikipedia:Avoid neologisms. Thanks. Netscott 08:41, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
The problem in your editing on this article is that it frequently falls afoul of the above guidelines. The Avoid neologisms guidelines are in place toward NPOV ends. Netscott 08:49, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
That's true, but my good faith reasoning for the AfD was due to the simple fact that the Wikipedia is becoming the defacto primary source for the defining the term which is very counter to WP:NOR. This truth is further evidenced by this link. The way that the article stands now after your latest edit on it doesn't maintain Wikipedia's neutrality from it because of the article's actual use of the term which Wikipedia:Avoid neologisms is particularly clear about not doing. Netscott 08:55, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
I see you're edit warring with Karl Meier now. You both should stop immediately while bearing in mind User:Tony Sidaway's warning to both of you. Netscott 08:58, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
What has inclined you to inform me that WP:NEO is not policy (as though I didn't know it)? Netscott 09:01, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm not enforcing it but it is perfectly logical for editors like myself (particularly when dealing with a neologism like "islamophobia") to be citing it in my efforts to maintain neutrality on its use and the article about it. Netscott 09:06, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
How would you feel about asking User:Tony Sidaway to help us come to some sort of agreement on this issue? I'm becoming really inclined to ask for his assistance. Netscott 09:09, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Mostly because User:Tony Sidaway is already somewhat informed on these issues and has shown no bias in his warnings to you and Karl. Netscott 09:26, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Ok, I've put in for page protection while we engage the dispute resolution process. Netscott 09:33, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
What do you think? Something like Islamophobia/Dispute resolution version? Netscott 09:39, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
That's funny that both you and User:Karl Meier don't want User:Tony Sidaway involved. That almost makes me think that he'd be the perfect person. I actually have had no direct involvement with Tony Sidaway myself. Netscott 09:46, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
You know the the insinuating you're doing that I might be racist/islamophobic really reaks of mean-spiritedness. You must absolutely be aware of the numerous positive beneficial (towards NPOV ends) edits that I've made in terms of Islam related subjects. Don't you ask yourself why a person might do that? Netscott 09:53, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Ah, you're meaning a page for the acutal resolution process. Yes, that sounds good... I'm still wondering about my questions just above here. Netscott 09:56, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Why would I revert User:Karl Meier's removal of this information myself if my motives weren't based upon good faith? Netscott 10:01, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
And don't forget about the whole User:Germen affair that I cracked... even User:Anonymous editor will back me up on that. Netscott 10:03, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Your calling User:Karl Meier racist based upon the sole evidence of one link is not fair and additionally is completely out of accord with WP:NPA. I 100% agree with you about that particular link but do you honestly think it is fair to automatically refer to someone by the very derogatory and incriminatory term "racist" based solely upon that?... Regardless even if you were right in your accusations (which again I think is highly, highly doubtful) Wikipedia specifically prohibits editors from using such terminology when discussing other editors. Netscott 10:23, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Your edit here I believe was the first mention of racism, no? Netscott 10:27, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Dispute resolution[edit]

No, I have not yet filed... I am about to though... what with the 3RR report, your talk page and Karl's talk page.. I've been just a tad busy. Getting to it now. Netscott 10:54, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Just so you know, I'm reading up on the processes... I should have a request filed shortly. Netscott 11:29, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
That was my plan as well.. but we're not the only ones editing here... hehe. Netscott 11:34, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Ok, we need to agree on what the dispute actually consists of. My contention is that actual utilization of the term islamophobia on Wikipedia needs to be avoided including on the very article about it. Please explain your view here. Netscott 11:48, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Ok, Well, I disagree. I believe while in general that contention is a good one when dealing with neologisms, as Islamophobia has entered the mainstream, to such a degree that various governments have set up methods of combatting it, it shuld be utilised. --Irishpunktom\talk 11:51, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Ok good I just wanted to be clear on that... this in indeed a very big difference on both our parts and without dispute resolution I'm not quite sure how we could come to a compromise about it as to me this is fundamental difference of view. Netscott 11:56, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Of the four options presented here is there one that seems to make more sense to you than the others? I'm thinking mediation. Netscott 13:59, 22 May 2006 (UTC)


Yes, the yellow card has been thrown and the ref is reviewing the footage. Any way that you can be pushed into dispute resolution any faster? In the interim, comments like this should be avoided. I know that you're firm in your belief, but it is possible to be right and be blocked at the same time. - brenneman{L} 12:55, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Gah, that wasn't strong enough. "Quit it or else." There, that's better. I recomend that you avoid all mention of he-who-shall-not-be named outside of dispute resolution and Netscott's talk, and that you be circumspect there. An attack is in the eye of the beholder, and we must err on the side of caution. There is nothing to be gained in the short term from banging on about this, so, um, "Quit it or else." - brenneman{L} 13:20, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

3RR violation[edit]

Tom, you've been blocked for a WP:3RR violation on the Islamophobia article: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]. There were a number of other complex reverts I didn't bother documenting. When you return, please attempt to work with other editors. Jayjg (talk) 18:53, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Sukh's RFA - Thanks![edit]

Thank you for your vote on my RfA. Unfortunately there was no consensus reached at 43 support, 18 oppose and 8 neutral. I've just found out that there is a feature in "my preferences" that forces me to use edit summaries. I've now got it enabled :) Thanks again. Sukh | ਸੁਖ | Talk 15:44, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Articles for deletion/Religion of Peace[edit]

You might be interested in the Article for deletion on the article Religion of Peace. Raphael1 20:34, 20 May 2006 (UTC)


Go raibh maith agat! An bhfiul 'ám agat, mar, ba mhaith liom (agus Netscott) daoine "neodracht" cúntóir a féach ar an airteagal seo. (you can probably see why i don't edit ga.wikipedia !) --Irishpunktom\talk 16:57, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Ní bheinn in ann é sin a dhéanamh daoibh, toisc go bhfuilim i measc scrúdaithe choláiste anois, agus go n-imeoidh mé go dtí'n Ollóin an Déardaoin seo chugainn. B'fhéidir go mbeidh WP:3OWP:RFC in ann cabhrú libh. Stifle (talk) 17:02, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Mediation on Islamophobia[edit]

Irishpunktom, please review this request for mediation and agree to it. Thanks. Netscott 17:12, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia and neutrality[edit]

Irishpunktom, going over some articles that I observe, I noticed an attempted move made on your part for the article Islamic extremist terrorism. You may be surprised to know but counter to my previous way of thinking, I'm now actually inclined to agree with you on your move. I would sooner vote for Islamic extremist militancy though. To me this makes sense in the same way that the title September 11, 2001 attacks makes sense. What is funny is how your inclination towards neutral point of view in that regard is virtually identical to my inclination towards neutral point of view in regards to the utilization of the word "islamophobia". I am confident that there are many others who share these views and so what I'm wondering is how we might be able to utilize these similiarities to truly benefit the Wikipedia project in terms of neutrality? I am inclined to think that if we support eachother's views in this regard the project will improve. Netscott 06:54, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Muslim flat-earth theories[edit]

Tom, I wish you wouldn't keep adding that factoid re "Muslim scientists calculated the earth's diameter as ...." The only point seems to be bragging. I don't see that any individual is made bigger or better by making claims of past achievement for a group to which he or she belongs. It's like graffiti artists tagging, except that in this case it's the past, not walls and subway cars. Is anyone any bigger or better if his "tag" appears all over the place? Is anyone any better if he identifies with a sports team and his team wins? Is anyone any more important if members of his religion (a religion with millions of members) did thus and such?

Those weren't "Muslim" scientists, they were scholars living in Baghdad under the Abbasid caliphs, more than a thousand years ago. Either they belong to nobody, or everybody. Yes, let's all take pride in the great things HUMAN BEINGS have done, and learn caution and self-examination by contemplating the horrible things humans have done too. Zora 10:53, 25 May 2006 (UTC)


Who's the stalker now? I will either strike the comments out or remove them... which do you think makes more sense? Netscott 15:12, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm curious to know, do you really want to be editing in support of an editor (Resid Gulerdem) who has independently been repetitively blocked on the Wikipedia of his own native tongue? Myself, I try to choose my "battles" wisely. Netscott 15:25, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Well by all means edit in support of him and watch your own reputation be tarnished and watch his negativity and disruptiveness further influence Wikipedia. Don't forget that the initiator of this latest series of events concerning Resid's disruptiveness was initiated by a fellow of his, the Turkish User:Azate. And as far as good faith is concerned you are rather asisine in making such comments when you initiated such demonstrations. Netscott 15:42, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Well, I'm determining from your commentary that in fact the comments should just be in effect "reverted" out (through deletion) rather than struck out. I'd be fine with doing that. Netscott 15:50, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
You should know as well that much like your utilization of the word "racist" when referring to User:Karl Meier referring to me as a stalker or wikistalker qualifies as a personal attack. Your continued mischaracterization of myself is inclining me to follow User:Karl Meier's example and post a WP:PAIN notice which actually might have an effect in terms of curbing your repeated demonstrations of bad faith. Netscott 15:53, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I suppose I should do the same and start with Talk:Fethullah Gülen. What you are now fully demonstrating in your talk page commentary is that admin User:Aaron Brenneman's WP:PAIN warning above fell on "deaf" eyes. Netscott 16:08, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Labeling my actions as intimidation is another perfect example of your bad faith Irishpunktom. Being that you are the only individual who has has ever accused me of bad faith on Wikipedia and being that the same cannot be said for yourself I'm inclined to doubt your estimation of my character while I don't doubt my own regarding yourself. Netscott 16:27, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Guys! This seems to be lasting forever. Please make a real effort to sort it out because it is bothering. I'd be ready to help you in case you need it. Cheers -- Szvest 16:47, 25 May 2006 (UTC) Wiki me up™

Tom! Any comment from your side about mediating? Please let me know mate. Cheers -- Szvest 19:30, 25 May 2006 (UTC) Wiki me up™
Any news man? -- Szvest 18:37, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

I have no idea if there is any policy or guideline that mandates stiking out of suckpuppet contributions on talk pages, and I'm too lazy to find out. I think the easiest course of action would be to simply archive the talk page, with or without strikes. Azate 17:53, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

You're edit warring, again[edit]

Irishpunktom, from looking at the history of Islam in Denmark it is clearer and clearer that you really have no qualms about edit warring. Why do you think you've been warned about this (particularly in regards to who you're edit warring with)? Hello! Dispute resolution, anyone? Netscott 18:12, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Irishpunktom , you tell me if you need a friendly hand. --Striver 19:14, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Islamic extremist terrorism to Islamist terrorism[edit]

You might want to comment on an idea of Szvest's here. Netscott 16:22, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Tom, i suggest that you discuss the points you are disagreeing with at the article's talk page. That's the proper manner. I don't want to see anyone of you blocked recklessly because we can't discuss things. Please make use of the talk page.
Re your answer of today about my mediation. Could you please tell me about your concerns. I need a honest opinion about the conflict between you and Scott. Cheers -- Szvest 17:38, 1 June 2006 (UTC) Wiki me up™
Thanks Tom for the details you provided. I'll have a look at them this afternoon and see what i'd suggest to sort this out between yourselves. Cheers -- Szvest 10:05, 2 June 2006 (UTC) Wiki me up™


Greetings. quick non-encyclopedic question. Have you read On Late Style, and if so, what are your thoughts?--Irishpunktom\talk 11:33, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

I plan to buy and read this book next weekend. Thanks.
Siddiqui 05:01, 2 June 2006 (UTC)


I only read the links you posted which were the BBC one which said his injuries were not life threatening, and ABC which just said a guy was shot. Just checking [8] agrees with BBC. Feel free to update if you see something else though :) Kurando | ^_^ 15:12, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Are you an anti-Semite?[edit]

Well, according to SirIsaacBrock you belong to "a small group of anti-Semites" on Wikipedia because you have received a certain barnstar. He has repeated the statement several times, for instance at Category talk:Anti-Semitic people#Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Perhaps you would be interested to have a word in it. // Liftarn

then i guess i must be a anti semite as well... i did'nt know i was one, but considering i have that barnstar, the evidence is conclusive :( --Striver 19:30, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Be advised that this user has been blocked indefinitely.Timothy Usher 20:33, 3 June 2006 (UTC)


I have a copy of Northrop's book, although I haven't read it yet as I'm more interested in the Tsarist period. I'll have a look at it though and see if I can add anything to the page. I haven't read On Late Style - I have a lot a sympathy for Said's politics, but I consider his ideas about Orientalism fairly absurd (as you might guess from my recent additions to his page on the critical response to the book). Orientalism is a set text for a course I sometimes teach in Imperial History but otherwise I don't go out of my way to read his work because I just don't think it's very relevant for historians (not if you actually believe in History as a discipline, anyway). On Late Style got some pretty shocking reviews. Sikandarji 06:33, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm sorry not to have done any work on Hujum yet, I've been very busy. I notice that there's another book forthcoming which might be useful to us: Marianne Kamp: The New Woman in Uzbekistan: Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling Under Communism (Jackson School Publications in International Studies) Sikandarji 12:08, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Karl Meier[edit]

Please don't put the reference to Karl Meier on your user page again. It's a personal attack. --Tony Sidaway 19:54, 3 June 2006 (UTC)


Since you previously showed interest in the former proposed policy Wikiethics, I'd like to inform you about this deletion review. Raphael1 15:01, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

Gotta wait an hour or so? Just wait twenty-four; I've blocked you for edit warring. Tom Harrison Talk 17:46, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Why? - Self reverts are not supposed to count--Irishpunktom\talk 17:51, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
Because you seem to think you're entitled to three reverts every twenty-four hours without penelty. You're not; you were trying to game the system to get away with edit warring. Tom Harrison Talk 17:54, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
Am I to gather then, that you will take an equally harsh line with david for engaging in the exact same process? --Irishpunktom\talk 17:55, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
Fair point; I'll protect the page and unblock you. But I meant what I said about trying to game the system. Tom Harrison Talk 18:04, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks! Its not the first time this has happened between the pair of us on this page - we need a neutral mediator.. you wanna be up for the task? --Irishpunktom\talk 18:05, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
I don't think I'm a good choice for this one. Maybe the mediation cabal? Tom Harrison Talk 18:35, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Err.. it say my IP is still blocked. --Irishpunktom\talk 18:08, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Sorry; I'll need your IP. Email me if you don't want to put it up publically. Tom Harrison Talk 18:34, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
Its ok - I've edited under it before:\talk 18:36, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
Working? Tom Harrison Talk 18:40, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Further discussion on WP:ANI. Tom Harrison Talk 18:45, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

[9]? You have got to be kidding me. Tom Harrison Talk 18:53, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Apostasy in Islam[edit]

There hasn't been a comment on Talk:Apostasy in Islam since 20 May, and you haven't posted there or edited the article since 3 May. Why did you add those tags to the article? Tom Harrison Talk 14:39, 7 June 2006 (UTC)


I understand that, but Timurids were culturally and linguistically Persianized to a great extent, please refer to the sources Tajik has provided. --ManiF 17:10, 7 June 2006 (UTC)


I have changed the quote. I took out the H. Götz quote and replaced it with F. Lehmann's quote from the Encyclopaedia Iranica. Tajik 17:11, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Well, I know. But information about the Berlas is very rare in the internet. Babur belonged to the Berlas tribe, and since Timur and his tribe had settled in Persian Turkistan, Mongol-, Turkic-, and Iranian cultures had melted through the dynasty. And since "Persian culture" has always been the most influental culture within Islamic society, it's not wrong to say that the Berlas had embraced Turkic (meaning Turkic language) and Persian (meaning Persian life-style, art, literature, and so on) culture. Tajik 17:20, 7 June 2006 (UTC)
What do you mean? lol BTW: I have - once again - removed that totally wrong paragraph that is being pushed in by User:Johnstevens5 (who has been reported to admins by quite a few Wikipedians because pan-Turkic and racist propaganda). Tajik 17:23, 7 June 2006 (UTC)


Since you know Netscott as well, you might be interested in my arbitration case. Please note, that the Mediation of Islamophobia, which has not even started, is listed in "other steps in dispute resolution have been tried". Raphael1 16:51, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


I'm blocking you for one week for persistent disruptive edit warring, most recently on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Tom Harrison Talk 20:19, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Meh - harsh but fair. --Irishpunktom\talk 21:38, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Arbitration application[edit]

See here. --Tony Sidaway 22:04, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm unblocking you so you can respond. Please don't edit anything unrelated to your Arbcom case. Tom Harrison Talk 22:17, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

To clarify, you can freely communicate with other editors who you may want to make comments on the arbitration. It's probably not in your interests to edit articles, but you can edit talk pages. --Tony Sidaway 22:26, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
Please note the comment I've left on your arbitration case. I'd be glad, if you'd comment my arbitration case as well, especially regarding the Mediation Request Netscott filed regarding the Islamophobia article, which has been called a "failed attempt at dispute resolution" by a clerk and is supposed to prove my "tendentious editing on Islamophobia". Raphael1 11:10, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
Funny, I wasn't 100% sure if I was going to get involved with this case but Raphael1's "helpful" comments now incline me to do so. Netscott 11:29, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your comment. Raphael1 11:44, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Not cool[edit]

A Category needs to be descriptive so that people want to explore it who come to read this online tome. Indian monarchs is far more interesting then an obscure link between sur dynasty and Indian monarchs. Tatra 07:13, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

--Bhadani 14:18, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Islam in the Soviet Union[edit]

How about breaking it down into first Era, and then macro-region? viz. Russia proper (e.g. Tartarstan), Central Asia (Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan etc.) and the Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Chechnya etc.). I don't agree with treating all the ethnic groups as homogenous, especially as Soviet policy was not uniform with respect to Muslims. - FrancisTyers · 14:38, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I do however think your point about "accurate chronological order" is imperative :) — and if at a point there is no point in breaking it up, it won't be necessary. - FrancisTyers · 14:39, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Raphael1[edit]


An Arbitration case in which you commented has been opened: Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Raphael1. Please add evidence to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Raphael1/Evidence. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Raphael1/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, Johnleemk | Talk 11:36, 10 June 2006 (UTC)


--Aminz 15:58, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Editing unrelated to arbitration[edit]

You seem to be editing for purposes unrelated to your arbirtation case. I'm blocking you for a week. Please let me or another admin know if you need to edit on WP:RFAR. Tom Harrison Talk 19:38, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

soo.. when I was told I "can edit talk pages".. what was i to take from that?--Irishpunktom\talk 21:30, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
I think there was a mixup. I'll have a chat with Tom, though I have to grant him the last word. Apologies, it was my error if my words misled you. --Tony Sidaway 22:03, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

I've unblocked you, per Tony's request. Tom Harrison Talk 22:58, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

I have nothing to add to Tony's comment. I will not block you again unless you do something new that warrants a block. Tom Harrison Talk 23:08, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Abrahamic cite[edit]

Thanks for adding this to Islam, IPT. This is just not a value judgement as some seem to think, but the mere application of conventional terminology.Timothy Usher 03:58, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Irishpunktom[edit]


An Arbitration case involving you has been opened: Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Irishpunktom. Please add evidence to the evidence sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Irishpunktom/Evidence. You may also contribute to the case on the workshop sub-page, Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Irishpunktom/Workshop.

On behalf of the Arbitration Committee, Johnleemk | Talk 10:49, 18 June 2006 (UTC)


check your mail box --Striver 19:57, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Bro, did you get my mail? Ill send it again. --Striver 15:41, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


{{Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Salman01}}

Tag commentary[edit]

Nicely done, hope this is the start of a general Irishpunktom trend. :-) Netscott 14:11, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

AOA Tom[edit]

Back on duty -- hope all is well with you and yours. Please let me know if there are articles you think I should be looking at. BYT 10:22, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Talk page[edit]

You didn' t saw the article's talk page. The other time first see it then change.--TheFEARgod 10:40, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

2006 Isreal-Lebanon Conflict[edit]

Sorry for reverting your changes to this article - you put a change in whilst I was reverting vandalism. CS Miller 22:17, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

I appreciate your reponse, though I do not quite understand it due to lacking knowledge in the English-Irish conflicts, past and present. In any case I am sure you would agree that the unsigned comment I replied to was not appropriate.


Would you please help in writing this article ? Thanks.--Welondekaw11:16, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

Islamophobia in America[edit]

Hey, I saw your lists of attacks on Muslum mosques over in Europe. I am an American and I have heard of attacks on mosques over here too. There is also (in my opinion) more intolerance here in america. I also heard of an bombing of a donut shop allegedly owned by Muslims in Utah, I think.--Lionheart Omega 15:09, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

AfD Nomination: Mohammed Agbareia[edit]

I've nominated the article Mohammed Agbareia for deletion under the Articles for deletion process. We appreciate your contributions, but in this particular case I do not feel that Mohammed Agbareia satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion. I have explained why in the nomination space (see What Wikipedia is not and Deletion policy). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mohammed Agbareia. Don't forget to add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of each of your comments to sign them. You are free to edit the content of Mohammed Agbareia during the discussion, but please do not remove the "Articles for Deletion" template (the box at the top). Doing so will not end the discussion.

Kol Nidre[edit]

Your connection is very strained. There is no evidence that the meaning of taqiyya was somehow distorted by someone. Then, why didn't you insert a link to matzo? Anti-Semites also insinuated lots of nasty things about this food. Yor logic just doesn't hold water and looks... well, back-dated. Pecher Talk 20:32, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

I have posted my explanation on Pecher's page where I first noticed the discussion. Briangotts (Talk) (Contrib) 20:33, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Islamic =>Muslim[edit]

I notice that as i type you are waging a campaign to change all use of "Islamic" to "Muslim"[10]. Alphabetically it would seem (you have changed 40 articles and are only up to "C")!!!! You seem to maintain that a person can be Islamic - yet, convetional usage uses the word "Muslim" to describe someone of the faith. I did not know there was this distinction between the words Islamic and Muslim for the pious and the not so pious (as there is not one for "Christian"). It also wikipedia convetion to discuss such large scale edits. As it is to discuss page moves. [11]. Please provide justification for your unusual intepretations of English and please discuss all major moves and wide-ranging edits.--Merbabu 12:07, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

I agreed with the change on my article on Management of Savagery. The motivation seems to me an attempt to differentiate those philosophies and events that are implicit to the the faith itself or its practice, and those which are carried out by individuals who happen to be or identify as Muslims. With all the people around who have agendas about demonizing the Islamic faith and its adherents, this seems to be reasonable. I agree that it should be discussed, though. Richardjames444 11:52, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
You said on my user talk:Richardjames444:

Regarding the discussion, wherabouts should I go to? --Irishpunktom\talk 13:14, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm not really clear on what you meant, I assume that it was in relation to this discussion on renaming, which I am in agreement with but not clear on your motivations for. Richardjames444 13:24, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Liability issues[edit]

I noticed you wrote the article Zachariah Blanton ... since he hasn't been convicted of anything yet, it is utterly inappropriate (and possibly libelous) to say with certainty that he killed someone. It is for this reason that newspapers and other media always make sure to include words indicating doubt such as "allegedly", and we must follow suit. Also, just because he confessed doesn't mean he necessarily did it either; there's lots of cases in which suspects have made false confessions for whatever reasons. --Cyde↔Weys 18:28, 26 July 2006 (UTC)


You changed the Musalymah page so that it now says he was one of many other people refered to as "false prophets" during the time of Muhemmed. Do you have a source for this, I've only heard of the Two Great Liers who were contemporaries of Muhemmed, not several men. --xx-Mohammad Mufti-xx 03:29, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


On Piye, there is no specific study because he is not well known in the Egyptian records after his Year 20 conquest of Egypt. But on the Nubian 25th Dynasty, you may consider looking at Kenneth Kitchen's book on "The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt" and possibly Robert Morkot's book on 'The Black Pharaohs.' Morkot's book is not bad but his chronology for the Nubian Dynasty is suspect and he, I believe, supports the idea of coregencies in the Nubian kingdom whereas no evidence supports the view that the Nubian kings ever used the coregency system. They merely ruled Egypt with one king on the throne. Regards.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Leoboudv (talkcontribs)

Moving pages[edit]

Hey, you moved the current terror plot page without discussion and spelt Transatlantic incorrect. Could you please discuss these changes first on the Talk page before carrying out wholesale changes incorrectly. Cheers. Budgiekiller 10:38, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Moving and then re-moving pages continually without any discussion is quite rude. Please refrain in future. Tell me to get back to work! 10:56, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]

Please do not edit another person's addition to a talk page, even if it is a spelling error. You should only remove it if you are 100% sure it is vandalism. --Zimbabweed 10:55, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Striver's Comment[edit]

Striver's comment on Talk:2006 transatlantic aircraft plot is completely irrelevant and potentially harmful. It has been removed several different times by several different people, and for good reason. As the {{talkheader}} at the top says, "Please do not use it as a forum for general discussion about the article's subject." That's exactly what Striver is doing. On a subject like this, Striver's insertion of his point-of-view that this is just some sort of ploy to entice Europe into attacking Iran and implying "Pearl Harbor 3" (whatever happened to "Pearl Harbor 2"? 9|11?) could potentially attract an unnecessary debate. Striver's "I told you so", once again, could be a magnet for heated debate. Talk pages are not for that and Wikipedia does not need it. -- tariqabjotu (joturner) 16:01, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Do not remove points of view on talk pages. Talk pages are there to talk about points of views, not removing them or shuting them up. --Striver 16:03, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Care to comment?[edit]

There is a discussion on Roles of non-combatant State and non-State actors in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict talkpage about the inclusion of detail for Israel. I am of the view that Israel should be included but the detail is being continually removed by User:Tewfik.

Tewfik's argument is what he considers the illegality of Hezbollah under UN 1559. How this has a bearing on a balanced representation of aid to the combatants is never made clear. Tewfik has not removed recent requests of arms sales to Israel such as jet fuel and GBU-28's but removed the history of such arms shipments. I believe he is pushing the POV that aid to Israel is only in response to the current crisis or the illegality of Hezbollah under 1559. US aid to Israel is in fact a long standing agreement responsible for the size and makeup of the IDF. Without the aid they would not have a military capable of engaging in conflict. This is a question of balance in the article and if you can take a look and support my position (was working under that would be great. RandomGalen 17:09, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Talk:2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict:Captured vs. Kidnapped[edit]


Perhaps you were unaware, but there is a very lively discussion/informal poll regarding this issue on the talk page, here: Consensus vote: Talk:2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict#Captured, Kidnapped, or Abducted. Unilateral changes should be avoided while this process is in force, but please make your opinions known and heard on the talk page, to help arrive at a consensus. Thank you. -- Avi 16:40, 14 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your efforts to comprise, however, it is not needed to mention Timur's language in the introduction. It is mentioned later in the text, and given the fact, that Timur's Mongol descent ment much more to him than his Turkic language or his Perso-Islamic culture, there is absolutely no need to mention it in the first sentence.

Btw: here is the article "Timur" (written by Beatrice F. Manz) from the famous Encyclopaedia of Islam: [12] It's clear from the beginning on, that Timur was a Mongol and regarded himself as such. Not Turkic, not Arab, and not Persian!

Here an extract from the first paragraph:

"... Timur rose to power in in the Ulus Chaghatay, a tribal tribal confederation forming the western section of the Mongol Chaghatay Khanate [q.v.] He was a member of the Barlas of the Kish region. This was an important Mongol tribe within the Ulus, tracing its leadership back to Chinggis Khan’s commander Karachar, who shared a common ancestor with Chinggis, and was later attached to his son Chaghatay. Timur descended from Karachar but was not of the chiefly lineage, and gained power through skilful politics and the help of a personal, non-tribal tribal following ..."

The Encyclopaedia of Islam does not even mention his mother-tongue. Obviously, the authors of the article (all of them experts) did not consider it any important.

Tājik 13:19, 15 August 2006 (UTC)


You're right - thanks! Fastifex 09:00, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Irishpunktom[edit]

This case has closed. You have been placed on revert parole and probation, and banned from Peter Tatchell for one year. See the full details at the decision page. Dmcdevit·t 03:41, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

The obvious purpose to genius[edit]

Hello grand master thinker man. The obvious reason to keep the names of those harassed around is they will be used by users to locate further information via searching in the future. As the case unravels, trials and releases may be done piecemeal, and the only way for users to find the relevant information will be by cutting and paste specific names in search engines, since obviously the owners of the media will not assist in their personal research and seeking of the truth, in the revelation that this was all just a mass manipulation to skew thoughts away from key failures in global and domestic administration. Please, keep in mind that this is an electronic medium and costs us relatively nothing to have a few extra bytes of information for all time to chronicle crimes of the highest order, those done by sick ones that have taken control of the real decisions; OK, I decided what pants I got to wear today, fair to say. This is one of our last mechanisms to corral them, via shame, into not acting like a bunch of savage blood and bone suckers, please don't take it litely. And please reverse your appeal for deletion and stop adding them in the future. You are only giving excuse to the provocateurs. Rock on. Oh wait, maybe that's how you make a living Holon67 14:58, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Islamic Barnstar Award[edit]

Please offer your opinion, vote, or whatever about your choice for the image to be used with the Islamic Barnstar Award at the Barnstar proposals page. Although there is consensus for the concept of an Islamic Barnstar Award, some editors would like to change the image for the award. I was just thinking you should be aware of this discussion because you have contributed to Islamic-related articles, received the Islamic Barnstar Award, or have contributed to the Islam-related Wikiprojects, etc.--JuanMuslim 1m 16:23, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

User:Germen's back?[edit] reminds me a lot of his edits. (Netscott) 14:58, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

I don't believe so... but obviously he's got an extensive block log see: Germen (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · page moves · block user · block log) so it's good to know if he's returning to his old ways or not. (Netscott) 15:03, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
This IP hails from Germen's country as well... pretty sure it's him. (Netscott) 15:05, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
You know if you want to thin out some of the less notable converts in the crime section of List of converts to Islam, I'd not counter your edits. A lot of them were added by User:Germen when he was on a bit of a negativity campaign re: Islam. (Netscott) 15:11, 23 August 2006 (UTC)


Hello, I've noticed you seem to have an interest in Israel-Palestine articles, and I thought I'd let you know that some POV pushers are trying to delete Israel-South Africa relations, despite it being very well sourced and balanced. I'm just worried that they'll succeed if nobody else notices what's going on. Thanks, Deuterium 04:43, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Info on Islamophobic group[edit]


What follows are the thoughts, expressed in their own words, and in the 'protest signs', of the obscure, very small, but very vocal 'activist group' known as "Protest Warrior".

"What's becoming clear is how the religion of Islam is addicted to war and mayhem. Not a radical minority, not a rogue sect, but its very essence is about submission and sacrifice and proving your worth by worshipping death in this life to gain a paradise of orgies and drunkenness. Their entire history is of warfare, and any accomplishments of their so-called Golden Age has been proven to be merely parasitic off the cultures they've conquered and reduced to dhimmi servitude. That every country under sharia is corrupt, belligerent, desolate and barbaric obviously gives them no pause, except to constantly drive them into further psychotic rage as they refuse to ever accept any responsibility for their conditions. They are akin to the powers in Orwell's 1984; there must always be an enemy. It's no surprise that women are treated like property in these countries as that's the only way Muslim men can feed their egos, to dominate others rather than ever actually produce something."

Kfir Alfia and Alan Lipton, founders of "Protest Warrior"

Their 'protest signs'...


I thought you might be interested in this group's sentiments. They are currently very actively editing their own article on Wiki and there is a lot of 'group think'. Perhaps you might want to become involved in the editing and discussion process on that page. If you do, please don't vandalize, and try to remain civil. Should you not want to involve youself, please forgive my intrusion.

Protest Warrior

Protest Warrior Discussion

NBGPWS 08:58, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

explain yourself[edit]

Why did you you use your rollback facility to revert a content dispute? --Irishpunktom\talk 14:25, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Because as pointed out by user:okedem on user:Deuterium's talk page, that is out of scope of the article, and is being used to push an anti-Israel POV. That is not a content dispute, but closer to anti-NPOV vandalism and WP:OR on Deuterium's part. -- Avi 15:50, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
The article is about Human Rights, the source that is cited speaks of the same. It is a content dispute, and you should not use your Roll-Back. Do not do that again. --Irishpunktom\talk 16:43, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
The material quoted does not relate to human rights in Israel; it seems to be a private legal transaction between an employer and an employee. It does NOT belong in the article until it can be shown that such transactions are governmentally mandated to discriminate, or something to that effect. Passing off out-of-scope and immateriel data in order to push a POV is vandalism and not a content dispute. Thank you. -- Avi 16:50, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

New article on a complex subject[edit]

A new article on a complex subject is looking for more high quality contributors:

Israel lobby in the United States

--Ben Houston 19:03, 31 August 2006 (UTC)


I have blocked you in accordance with the ARBCOM ruling which states that you may only have one revert per article per week, which you appear to have contravened at Islam with your edits on August 31, at 16.59 and 17.26. Blnguyen | rant-line 22:51, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

I also note the same at Human rights in Isreal on August 25 19.51 and August 30 9.28, which were marked as such and were indeed so.Blnguyen | rant-line 23:01, 31 August 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for that feedback, IPT. It means a lot. :-) SlimVirgin (talk)

VfD: Racist website[edit]

I thought you might be interested in voting:

--Kitrus 05:08, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

Thank you, Irishpunktom, for voting on my RFA, which passed 95 to 1. Now that I have the mop, I hope I can live up to the standard, and be a good administrator. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. —this is messedrocker (talk) 21:46, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Arbcom appeal[edit]

I have launched a second appeal against the article ban, and have also asked for your article ban to be removed if they are inclined to remove mine. Just wanted to alert you. David | Talk 20:11, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Ikey Solomon[edit]

Hi, I think that article really is original research as someone has compiled it from primary sources. Arniep 23:08, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Srđa Trifković[edit]

I've left a polite message on the "Raphael Levy" (cough cough) user talk page asking for a response to my comments on the Srda talk page. If he doesn't make an effort at providing a reasonable explanation I'll just revert but hoping to avoid getting into a revert war. I just don't have time for that these days. --Lee Hunter 16:36, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Self revert?[edit]

Hey IPT, you might want to review your edits before someone with some extra buttons does and make sure you haven't crossed a line. It'd suck to see you get blocked again when you're just editing in good faith. (Netscott) 12:27, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

One, two. These edits are good faith (and I happen to agree with them) but the second edit certainly falls outside of the parole, no? (Netscott) 14:28, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

Board of Deputies of British Jews[edit]

Hi, good work on referencing this article. I'm not very happy with the paragraph about the briefing paper which contains the quote about the non-aligned movement. It doesn't seem legitimate to say "the board believes" on the grounds of that reference.. I would only feel comfortable saying that if it was an explicit motion passed by the board. I don't think the paper is particularly notable and I am also concerned that the quote is taken out of context. Anyway could you please do a little more work on that paragraph so that I can be in a position of backing you up if someone tries to get rid of it entirely (as they surely will). Yours Zargulon 12:31, 20 September 2006 (UTC)


Dear Irishpunktom, you are doing simply great job at Muhammad article. Even with your prole and everything. I really appreciate your work there. --- ابراهيم 10:19, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Irishpunktom: Article ban lifted from Peter Tatchell for Dbiv and replaced with probation[edit]

In Irishpunktom case a motion passed and is published at the above link.

The article ban (remedy 1) for Dbiv (talk · contribs) and Irishpunktom (talk · contribs) from Peter Tatchell is lifted, and replaced with Probation for Dbiv also. Any administrator, in the exercise of their judgement for reasonable cause, may ban Dbiv from any page which he disrupts by inappropriate editing. He must be notified on his talk page of any bans, and a note must also placed on WP:AN/I. Violations of these bans or paroles imposed shall be enforced by appropriate blocks, up to a month in the event of repeat violations. All bans are to be logged at Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Irishpunktom#Log of blocks and bans.

For the Arbitration Committee FloNight 22:17, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Saint Columba image[edit]

Hi Irishpunktom. Please, could you upload the image of Saint Columba also to wikipedia commons. In this way I (and others) could use it in wikipedia for other languages. Thanks a lot, Tomás Santa Coloma, Tasc1 14:46, 23 September 2006 (UTC).

Term for evil CORRUPTION[edit]

Dear Irishpunktom, maybe you know, whats the Islamic term for the corruption of scriptures/monotheism in Judaism and Christianity?Opiner 07:12, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Yeah thats it, thank you! Im gonna link to it where it says Muhammad said people corrupted their scriptures.Opiner 21:00, 24 September 2006 (UTC)


Please read the Mediation section in the discussion page before further reverts if you can; this is a long-running discussion. Hence my revert to your revert. Thanks. MarkThomas 13:31, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Pure POV[edit]

Your edits are absolutely saturated with POV. You hardly deserve to be left on Wikipedia - your activities are going to be monitored. MarkThomas 14:58, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Baroness Cox[edit]

Tom, of course I don't hate you, and I appreciate that you are trying to live within your edit restrictions. As for the edits themselves, most of them are quite problematic, given WP:BLP; I'll comment further on the relevant Talk: page. Jayjg (talk) 15:58, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

Adnan Hajj photographs controversy[edit]

Hi. You and I seem to have differing understandings of the photo caption quoted in Adnan Hajj photographs controversy:

"A Lebanese woman ... as she walks past a building flattened during an overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut's suburbs 5 August, 2006"

I believe that "overnight" here is journalist shorthand indicating that an event occurred during the evening of the previous day or the early hours of the current day. What's your interpretation of that word? (You can reply here.) Cheers, CWC(talk) 17:08, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Salutations to the read should be made in the language of the Quran, and said not read[edit]

DocEss 18:30, 27 September 2006 (UTC)I would be grateful if you'd explain this. I don't know what your'e talking about. Thanks tons.

I was removnig the PBUH which an anon user added. Muslims say "Peace be upon him" when the names of the Prophets are read or said, but it should not have to be written for them to realise they are to say it. --Irishpunktom\talk 18:57, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I see. I agree. I'd rather write something like "PBUAOU", as in Peace Be Upon All of Us or Christ be with you. DocEss 18:59, 27 September 2006 (UTC)


Hi. I am in a dispute with a user in the Hafiz article, and i would like to bring this conflict into your attention in order to get some non-involved feed back. You can view the nature of the conflict here: [13], [14], [15] [16]. Thanks and peace. --Striver 20:02, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Justif, Caroline Cox and the 3RR[edit]

I have filed a request for comment on William M. Connolley's block last night - you may wish to comment. David | Talk 10:53, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

M image[edit]

well, it would fit in other sections. I suppose we keep it further down in the article out of respect for Muslim sensitivities, I wouldn't directly support putting it in the lead. There should be a calligraphic image at the top, and the "preaching" image will fit in almost any context of M's biography. I do not think there are too many images at this point. Of course at a point where they become clutter, some will need to be removed, but that was clearly not the purpose of their removal at present. dab () 14:40, 28 September 2006 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed you endorsed the RFC - fair enough. I find that I don't understand Dbivs complaint, and he refuses to explain - see the talk page. You've endorsed the RFC, and therefore (I presume) you do understand his complaint. Would you be kind enought to answer as best you understand the questions, please? William M. Connolley 16:00, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Mv'd from my talk page:

Maybe I don't understand, but, what part don't you get? --Irishpunktom\talk 16:29, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Well, you saw the 3 questions on the RFC talk page I hope. Which one of them (or more???) describes Dbivs position - or at least, your understanding of it William M. Connolley 16:30, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Now you understand the question, I do hope you will be providing a response William M. Connolley 07:21, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Help request[edit]

Can you please add some material in article The Quran and science? It is going to be deleted because of lack references. I appreciate any help. --- ابراهيم 01:18, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

IPT, your contribution history shows your standards to be much higher than this. I urge you to take a close look at this article in light of WP:RS and WP:NOR and reconsider your recommendation. This is the Islamic equivalent of Jack Chick publications, and brings both Islam and Wikipedia into disrepute.Proabivouac 06:47, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Blocked for violation of Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/Irishpunktom#Irishpunktom_placed_on_revert_parole[edit]

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You have been temporarily blocked from editing because of your disruptive edits. You are invited to contribute in a constructive manner as soon as the block expires. ←Humus sapiens ну? 21:11, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

What are you talking about? --Irishpunktom\talk 08:59, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

welcome back[edit]

Welcome back. I appreciate your thoughtful comments on Muhammad. Ibrahimfaisal said that you had been blocked for making three reverts in a week. I don't know if that is true, and if true, I don't know if it was inadvertant. Is there anything I can do to help keep you from getting blocked? --BostonMA talk 11:23, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Well, if you ever realize that you did break a rule, such as 3RR or in your case 1R/W, in my opinion, the best thing to do is revert yourself back to whatever, and report your mistake to an admin or arbcom or whatever. This would be a sign of good faith. I know its too late now, but just a thought for the future. (Hope I don't sound like I'm lecuturing, just trying to help out). --BostonMA talk 11:36, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

About disambig notices[edit]

When an article gets very large, or for some reason some content is not put there, it is standard procedure to put a link to it at the top.

It is very neutral to have a link to the depiction of Muhammad on the Muhammad page. A picture should be right there on the page but people are upset.

It is giving something undue weight to remove it becuase some people are offended by the idea of a picture of something. Please discuss before reverting this. HighInBC 14:37, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

One more thing, I don't see how a neutral image of the subject of the article can be given undue wieght, is it even possible? HighInBC 14:40, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Undue weight[edit]

Hi, I appreciate your sentiments, that putting the link to Images of Muhammad at the top gives them undue weight. You are probably right, that it does give undue weight. On the other hand, there are editors who would put a giant sizes portrait of Muhammad out of some dictionary at the top. Highinbc is attempting a compromise. Wouldn't it be worth a try? --BostonMA talk 14:44, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

A question[edit]

Hi Irishpunktom. In this discussion you mention King Fahd's edition of the Koran as stating that (if I understand correctly) verse 2:256 was revealed at Makkah. Can you quote the full phrase or point me to the relevant link? Thanks in advance. --Filius Rosadis 16:22, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Self review of your edits on Muhammad[edit]

Hey Irishpunktom, you might want to review all of your reverts/edits for the past 7 days on Muhammad. (Netscott) 16:46, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

A little (spammed) thank you[edit]

ЯEDVERS awards this Barnstar to Irishpunktom for reasoned, thoughtful production of ideas when asked for them in a debate that have helped me and others and have thus improved Wikipedia for everybody. Thank you.

Removal of material sourced from a WP:RS[edit]

Your recent edit to 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, with an edit summary of "Claim by one party in conflict should be stated as claim" also removed a well sourced claim attributed to The Kuwiat Times. If this was doen inadvertently, please restore that content. If oit was done intentionaly, then please be mindful that the removal of sourced material without explanation, and with a misleadign edit summary, is considered vandalism. Isarig 17:22, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Please join the mediation about Muhammad pictures at here . --- ابراهيم 09:18, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Your statement at Talk:Muhammad/Mediation[edit]

Hey there, thanks for posting your statement! Could you please edit it to be a concise statement (I am asking for 2-3 sentences) of your position (for/against) without including ideas for a solution? We are just trying to get statements of position out on the table first - later we will have time to propose solutions. Thanks! --Aguerriero (talk) 00:15, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks :) --Aguerriero (talk) 01:20, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Cat Muslims and antisemitism[edit]

Good name change (from "Islam" to "Muslims"). Elizmr 23:01, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Reverting on Muhammad[edit]

Irishpunktom it looks like youre about to break the three-revert rule on Muhammad. Captions were compromised on the discussion page. PLease join discussion instead of reverting all the time!Opiner 20:30, 8 November 2006 (UTC)


That would be my ip (the signature's to follow)... please be aware of my report and commentary on Irishpunktom's 3RR violation. CA-Bill 00:47, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Hi anon. I would stop using the IP if you are blocked for a 3rr or it may get you a larger one. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 00:54, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Hello Anon... editor, please call me Bill or CA-Bill. As I have no blocks I intend to continue using this IP. CA-Bill 01:00, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
If it is found out that you are an editor who was blocked for 3rr then that won't be good for you at all. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 01:08, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Irishpunktom, I have blocked you for violating the 3rr rule. Please sort this out when you come back. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 01:08, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you Anon Editor for doing the right thing when admin User:William_M._Connolley shirked his responsibility. CA-Bill 01:12, 15 March 2006 (UTC)
Well Irishpunktom's was not a complete 3rr but I have done this to be fair. --a.n.o.n.y.m t 01:33, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

FYI I'm the one[edit]

that posted the original diff's. The anon only re-posted it after william broke blocking policy and ignored it. Seraphim 00:16, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Your point about the content doesn't matter. 3rr only counts reverts, it doesn't deal with content issues. You might have a very valid point as far as the content goes, but you still broke the 3rr. Seraphim 00:28, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: POV pushing[edit]

I realize that there may be some unfairness in such a comment, if one is not prepared to further engage in explanations, debates and arguments to support it. However, in the light of some of the protracted, and repetitive arguments that I have seen you engage in, I must admit... I can't be bothered. Sorry. 11:59, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

That is not what I wrote. Varga Mila 12:27, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
I simply neither have the time nor desire to get into such discussions, providing many a link and wordy explanations. My last words on this matter.Varga Mila 12:35, 16 March 2006 (UTC)


Please see my reply here: --Bhadani 16:08, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

I also thank you for your interest in the matter. --Bhadani 16:46, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
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Yes friend, you are like the rising Sun. --Bhadani 16:18, 17 March 2006 (UTC)


Considering that you brought that up in one of the afds I put up, I just want to say that I challenge that. All of those articles that I put up for afd do qualify the criteria for deletion and I would like to know why you think they didn't (did random family trees with no sourced to meet WP:V deserve to be on Wikipedia?). I would also like to know if you think the following qualifies as WP:POINT (or is Striver above Wikipedia policy?), and if it does not I would like to know why in my talk page.

wtf, why not including this as well:

Lets vote on all of them, why only the Muslim lists? --Striver 04:56, 21 February 2006 (UTC) (For quote see AFD for Muslim Athletes)

And he went through with it as well by putting up Afds for all those articles out of revenge for them putting an afd on his article and without even putting afd on the page history.

When the contibutors to this pages saw what he was doing they went to take off the afd tags that he put up to make a point and he reverted it and again put Rv Vandalism on the edit history.

"Watch the Hate"[edit]

I was just admiring your userpage and wanted to know exactly how some of your entries constitute hate. Concerning the UK Commissioner’s remarks: So Muslims who wish to throw out the age-old laws, processes, and government of Britain and replace them with pure Islamic law are note hateful, but a commissioner advising those who wish to do so to leave is? —Aiden 22:10, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

The comments were concerning a poll conducted in the UK which saw some 60% of Muslim residents convey that they would like to see the current UK government replaced with an Islamic government operating under Sharia. You make it sound as if he basically told all adherent Muslims to leave, which is not the case. —Aiden 23:06, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
Do you understand the poll the Commissioner was responding to was not about use of Sharia in daily life, but about the 60% of British Muslims wishing to replace the current British government with one that uses Sharia as its legal basis? You are misrepresenting the topic grossly. —Aiden 02:58, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
I am referring to an ICM poll discussed here. Among other things it states: The special poll based on a survey of 500 British Muslims found that a clear majority want Islamic law introduced into this country in civil cases relating to their own community. Some 61 per cent wanted Islamic courts - operating on sharia principles – "so long as the penalties did not contravene British law." Further, 58% of Muslims agree that "despite the right to free speech, In Britain people who insult or criticize Islam should face criminal prosecution." My point is that the Commissioner's remarks were simply directed toward those who want Shariat courts in the stead of current British courts, not to Muslims who wish to adhere to Sharia or any other personal moral code, as your userpage insinuates. Secondly, I really don't see how the comments are 'hateful.' He is basically saying, "If you don't like our country, leave." It has nothing to do with being Muslim or non-Muslim in my mind. —Aiden 02:29, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
The point is not the content of the poll, it's your characterization of the Commissioner's comments as "hate" and your attempts to demonize any dissenting opinion and portry Muslims as perpetual victims of hate. Just like how you characterize those who claim Islam is a violent religion as 'hateful' but don't mention people who firebomb embassies and consolutes because of cartoons. But it's obvious you've made up your mind on the issue. Nice talking with you. —Aiden 22:07, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Muslim vs Islam[edit]

I dont agree with a single point you made, but I wont fight the move. I really cant see how Muslim world is the correct term. That's like saying Israel is the home base for the "Jew world." KI 02:06, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

No, you're missing my point. It makes more sense to refer to the Jewish world than the Jew world. KI 21:31, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Jyllands Posten cartoon aniconism proposal[edit]

Greetings Irishpunktom,

Please see this proposal for changes in the aniconism section.

Btw, nicely done on that block there... you did a good job hurting yourself too, that part made me laugh. The break did me some good though. I'm ready to do some more verbal battling and non-NPOV crushing. :-) Netscott 11:26, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Plagge.JPG[edit]

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When you find information on a topic whose article is up for AfD, info that you believe establishes its notability, e.g. Islamic Center of Irvine, you might consider adding it to the article. Also, your earlier keep votes on Jersey Devil's AfDs of Striver-created articles accused JD of making a point. AFAIK it violates no policies to state that in an AfD (though it doesn't really speak to the reasons stated for the AfD). However your later ones accused him of being on a Crusade. That's a rather more inflammatory accusation to make given the context. I think in the interest of civility you should refrain from that accusation.

As a complete aside, I wonder if you've read The Taqwacores? Esquizombi 09:23, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

UK Islamist demonstration outside the Danish Embassy[edit]

Well, hello again Tom! Perhaps you could you elaborate on why you dislike the title please? And recomend a replacement title? please? Veej 02:21, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Hi Tom. Sorry to be thick. you added this to the talk page;

POV tag not added by me, it should stay till it can be verified that; This is the most used name for this event (I don't think it is) That the groups in question have all been identified as "Islamist" by a reputable sources. That the event only took place in one location.--Irishpunktom\talk 02:30, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

So this means that you do object to the title? Please state on the talk page what you think the title should be changed to. Veej 02:43, 20 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi, would you be intreseted in taking a look at this: Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Jersey Devil?--Striver 12:22, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

are you intrested in signing this? thanks --Striver 14:41, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Bro, if somebody does not sign Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment/Jersey_Devil#Users_certifying_the_basis_for_this_dispute soon, it will be deleted, just like the previous one, and we know what happened then. Any particual reason you dont feel you can sign it? --Striver 03:31, 21 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to thank you for your contribution on Wikiethics page. We would appreciate your suggestions on improving the policy. As you probably noticed, Arguments and Sections subpages are for improving the policy. Thanks Resid Gulerdem 19:47, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Peter Tatchell[edit]

... has never outed anyone. Where is your evidence that Adam Yosef was trying to be satirical? David | Talk 23:02, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Do you like getting blocked under the 3RR or is it just a compulsion to revert? David | Talk 00:22, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

P.G. Tatchell[edit]

It is not POV to use a description which someone uses of themself, unless the description is wildly inaccurate. David | Talk 17:52, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

It is indeed true that Peter is a gay rights campaigner. However, gay rights is a subset of human rights, and recently Peter's campaigns have gone much further than merely gay rights. It was always the view of OutRage! (as indeed of the GLF) that gay liberation would mean straight liberation too. To insist on restricting him to gay rights activism would be POV. But for evidence, try the Daily Telegraph of March 10: "Peter Tatchell, the human rights activist, organised ...", or The Sun, February 25: "Outspoken gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell" (note the precise wording: his sexuality is gay, but his campaigning is on human rights), or Peter Tatchell's own article in the New Statesman on February 6. This is particularly instructive: "The Liberals also drew attention to my homosexuality and support for gay human rights", "he paid tribute to my human-rights work", "he has the best record on the issues that matter to me: democracy, human rights". So I do not accept your wording. David | Talk 19:28, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
With regard to your recent revert of someone else's edits to the page, have you ever thought that you could partially revert the bit you didn't like rather than blank reverting the whole edit? David | Talk 17:18, 24 March 2006 (UTC)


Check the bottom of Wikipedia:WikiProject Islam:The Muslim Guild/Articles for deletion. Peace. --Striver 18:16, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Take a look at this: [17]--Striver 00:21, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

All right, just spell it out for me in plain English.[edit]

OK, why in the world did the whole vandilasation joke become such a problem between you and Netscott? Why else would I put in the Police line and chalk outline, and CSI thing on there, as well. It was half joke, half "You know you're not supposed to edit other's userpages, how would you feel if I actually screwed up your userpage with the same reason you edited mine?" Explain yourselves. Now. Crad0010 00:42, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Well I'll be mildly surprised if you get a response from Irishpunktom at all but by all means have a look at this explanation in the meantime. Netscott 01:40, 24 March 2006 (UTC)


  • Can you count the amount of times Netscott has used the word "asinine" during his short Wikipedia career.. and this inherent need of his to repetitvely reuse the same word extends to others - See what "Netscott words" you can find! He claimed to be a bastian of civility, chastising others for their lack of it, and goes around calling people "idiot", "mentally challanged" and now hes started calling people dicks - nice. --Irishpunktom\talk 12:36, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Your falsehoods never cease. Irishpunktom, because our abilities for argument are not evenly matched I don't see this "debate" going very far. But do your best to at least try to back them up with some proof. I've never called you a "dick", I've cited this very valid WikiMedia "principal" and sent you there. As for the others, please do provide a diff or two. Netscott 12:48, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
Why? So you can gibber incoherently about what is asinine or cogent - also, yeah, don't be a dick, it works both ways.--Irishpunktom\talk 12:58, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Yes, you do make it evident why this "debate" will be short... good emulation of User:Crad0010's text style though. Netscott 13:01, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
  • What did that last post mean? Crad0010 02:26, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


I convey my greetings to you on my completion of one year as a wikipedian. Come here, we shall have a party tonight. --Bhadani 15:03, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Wow, you're right[edit]

I went to self revert... but you did it already. Still, why that limited edit comment? Netscott 17:05, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Talk comments updated there... you're welcome to erase that whole 'talk' section. Netscott 17:10, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Don't mention it[edit]

I hope I haven't offended any Rajput nutters though. The number of rabid Hindu nationalists on Wikipedia never ceases to astonish me. Sikandarji 17:23, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Babur & Birbal[edit]

Your message:

I'm expanding the article on babur, and tomorrow I shall enter the battles against Hindus, specifically the battle against Rana Sanga, so, i'd like it if you could help and make sure that I remain as NPOV as possible! As it stands the article Rana Sanga clarly is wrong, with a heavy anti-Hindu bias (though not a Pro-Muslim one, curiously)- so yeah, Help would be appreciated if you could provide it, or point me in the direction of where it can be obtained! --Irishpunktom\talk 16:48, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

My reply:

Great grapes
Let us first eat some grapes, and then think of all the other issues. And, please remember rule number 48 of Rules which states that "The truth does not depend on a consensus of opinion." Please also be reminded of the words of William Ralp Inge [18] once said: “Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. This is what makes the trade of historian so attractive.” --Bhadani 17:49, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Blanket reverting[edit]

Do not blanket revert a good faith edit that has added useful material, merely because you dislike some of the other changes. David | Talk 20:24, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

I do agree. Before major deletion of contents, please discuss on the talk page. --Bhadani 15:20, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
Please note that your indirect reverts tantamounts against the spirit of wikipedia. Please assume good faith, and avoid such deletion of contents. --Bhadani 15:55, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
Indirectly subverting the wiki-policies are not advisable. --Bhadani 16:19, 25 March 2006 (UTC)


Hello, forgive my editing on your talk page but I was wondering if you were referring to me in your editorial comment here? Luchador 20:09, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Personal attack in edit summary[edit]

Personal attacks in edit summaries are particularly deprecated, and it seems that you made one in this edit. Do not do this again. David | Talk 22:20, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

"(rv Davids grossly POVerted entry)" = Personal attack? Seems more like just a humorous play on words...can we say exaggeration? David, ever hear of the phrase "perverted justice"? Is there not something a bit more damning? Netscott 22:25, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
OK, I will spell it out. Irishpunktom is saying that I am perverted because I am gay. That is unacceptable. David | Talk 22:49, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
  • David, I'm sorry but you are wrong... he didn't refer to you but your entry... there is a difference. Netscott 22:55, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Time for some evidence[edit]

The time has come for you to go to Talk:Peter Tatchell and explain exactly the problems you have, with evidence. David | Talk 23:07, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

I have had enough of your POV disruption of this article without justifying your view on talk. David | Talk 23:48, 25 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Outside (at this point) view here... that's pretty typical Irishpunktom editorial behavior. Netscott 23:53, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Your reverting on Peter Tatchell[edit]

You and Dbiv about to be heavily in violation of Wikipedia's WP:3RR policy. I suggest if any editing/reverting in the near future be done by someone else. I suggest getting consensus on it on the talk page before furthur reverting. If any futher revert wars between you two occur, I am reporting it on WP:AN/3RR. Thank you. Moe ε 23:57, 25 March 2006 (UTC)


Hi Irishpunktom, and thank you for taking time to vote on my RfA. I understand that my last 6000+ edits were not sufficient to convince you that edits like some of my early ones would never be repeated again, but I sincerely hope that at some point I would be able to convince you of my transformation. Looking forward to working with you in future. Regards, deeptrivia (talk) 03:12, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

A friendly advice[edit]

I will request you to please have some more grapes, already supplied to you, and think deeply over your action of uncivil and rude behavior towards me by labeling my roll back as being acting as a PROXY for POV pushers. I recommend that you stop indulging in administrator bashing. I am your friend, and therefore I am giving you a friendly advice. All may not be as nice as me, and may contemplate/ initiate appropriate measures as enshrined in wiki-policies. Please remember the ten commandments for an ideal wikipedian as set forth by SV, which I reproduce below:

Copied from the user page of SlimVirgin

  1. Be nice. Praise people when you see things being done well. Write personal notes to people on their talk pages saying what a good edit such-and-such was. You can make someone's day with some positive feedback.
  2. Don't engage in unnecessary personal criticism or personal attacks. At the same time, let people know that you're able and willing to stand up for yourself and your edits, but not to the point of being obnoxious.
  3. Try to be reasonable. If you establish a reputation as a reasonable editor, people will forgive you almost any other quirk. Try not to get on your high horse over an issue. Don't become a single-issue editor. And when you see that an argument has gone decisively against you, walk away no matter how annoyed you are. Never disrupt Wikipedia to make a point.
  4. Read Wikipedia:No original research, Wikipedia:Neutral point of view, Wikipedia:Verifiability (policies), Wikipedia:Reliable sources (guideline), and Wikipedia:Cite sources (style guide), and stick to them even when it's killing you.
  5. Vote for responsible people to become administrators, even if you disagree with them politically.
  6. Vote for articles that are going through the featured-article process. Read them carefully, make constructive suggestions, and give praise where it's due, because it really is harder than it looks to get an article through that peer review.
  7. Try to steer an article that you've written to featured-article status. It's hard work, but it will establish you as a serious editor.
  8. Don't criticize admins unduly and don't jump on admin-attack bandwagons. It's easy to make mistakes as an admin, so be generous in your dealings with them. You'll usually find that they, in turn, will be generous in their dealings with you.
  9. Try to avoid revert wars. Never violate 3RR. Be self-limiting in how many times you revert a page in a day. Try to get consensus on talk before reverting. If you do revert without prior discussion, explain why on talk.
  10. Contribute well-researched, well-referenced content, no matter how humble, to the encyclopedia, and discuss your edits on talk pages. Don't spend all your time on talk, but don't closet yourself away in the encyclopedia either. This is a community. Be part of it.

I love you, and your reputation here, please try to project yourself in edits reflection the global aspiration of wikipedia, I am sure that you are capable and nice person. All the best! --Bhadani 05:19, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Totallydisputed tag on Peter Tatchell[edit]

Editors who add this tag to articles must substantiate their reasons for doing so. You have until the end of today to list your precise objections to the article, or this tag will be removed and reapplication will be considered vandalism. David | Talk 09:47, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

As you are the one with the problems with a consensus version, it is up to you and you alone to state your objections. It is not the case that by putting the tag on, you force the article's authors to defend their work. You are the challenger: go ahead and challenge, then others will assess whether the challenge has merit. David | Talk 11:44, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
We know it is the consensus because it is only you that is objecting to it. David | Talk 11:47, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
No. A consensus version is not necessarily the best version. Consensus is a matter of numbers, perfection is not. You have to argue your case for why the consensus version is bad, and everyone is still waiting for you to do that. David | Talk 12:11, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
You're the one adding the tag. You are the one challenging the consensus version. If you have a legitimate challenge it should not be too hard to describe it. Why are you so reluctant to do so? David | Talk 13:52, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
Your behaviour is now becoming trollish. There is no "other consensus", there is just your POV version. If you want to claim it is NPOV, fine, go ahead on Talk:Peter Tatchell. If you fail to do so I will remove the tag. I will not respond to any messages from you on my talk page until you outline your case. Disruptive editing is a blockable offence. David | Talk 14:00, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Three reverts[edit]

You have just performed your third revert in two hours on Peter Tatchell. David | Talk 10:39, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

definition of Islamophobia[edit]

Hi Irishpunktom,

do you prefer "Islamophobia is a neologism referring to a fear of Islam which leads to hostility toward or prejudice against Muslims as a religious, ethnic or racial group, which can range from individual hatred to institutionalized, violent persecution." over "Islamophobia is a neologism referring to a prejudice towards the religion of Islam and its adherents [1], or by extension to predominantly Muslim peoples and their cultures."?

Since DanielDemaret supports the first definition, if you'd support it, we should "overrule" Netscott. Raphael1 09:36, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


You are probably right. See here and here. Raphael1 10:48, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


I've already tagged the sockpuppets user page. Raphael1 11:22, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Speedy deletion[edit]

I noticed that you tagged the page Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Islamophobia/Archive-1 for speedy deletion with the reason "mistake by Netscott - No longer needed - archive of an archive". However, "mistake by Netscott - No longer needed - archive of an archive" is not currently one of our criteria for speedy deletion, so I have removed the speedy deletion tag. You can use one of our other deletion processes, proposed deletion or articles for deletion if you still want the article to be deleted. Thanks! Stifle 15:33, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


This: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Sahaba's ancestors needs your vote. --Striver 19:05, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Ruhollah Khomeini[edit]

The article is slowly going the route of POV after so much hard work by editors like myself and others who have strived to keep a page about such a controversial figure NPOV. I have also left comments on Talk:Ruhollah Khomeini. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. SouthernComfort 03:11, 31 March 2006 (UTC)


Please see [19]

I am frustrated. Pecher does not accept my arguments though I think they are logical. He even does not argue against them. He just does not accept. I am willing to get blocked at the expense of having my edits on for awhile. If Pecher reverts my edit, he will be also blocked. --Aminz 10:12, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

How long will I be blocked? This is my first time. --Aminz 10:17, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
I have also logically argued(in mediation page) that there is no reason that Pecher's edit should be on. I have an NPOV logical support for my action while Pecher does not have any. --Aminz 10:22, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
If an administrator wants to be fair, he/she should not block me. --Aminz 10:23, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
I think it would be a nice idea to join the discussion too . Pecher is going on & on with his edits , while we wait for his replies . Its not just 2 articles , there are atleast 5 of them where he has added loads of accusations , citing them as facts . I am retired hurt at the moment . Thanks . F.a.y.تبادله خيال /c 16:14, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

A BIG THANK YOU, for your support --Aminz 13:32, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Babur GA Nomination[edit]

Dear Irishpunktom, your recent nomination for Babur to be promoted to good article status has failed on various grounds which have been listed on the article's talk page. Please expand on these comments and re-apply for Good Article Status. Thank you for contributing, keep up the good work, Highway 22:46, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes please :D, just drop a note when you're done and I'll see if it's up to GA level then. It probably will, it was a very close article to begin with (I am known as one of the tougher GA reviewers :P). Good luck with the improvements and I await your message, Highway 13:35, 31 March 2006 (UTC)
Congratulations! Babur has been promoted to GA status, please keep up the great work. I look forward to your future nominations (no wrestling or baseball pleeease XD) Highway 15:39, 31 March 2006 (UTC)


Outstanding work on Babur--Nemonoman 18:32, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

You know what you doing. For great justice. 21:20, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

I dont get it :S[edit]

It wont send me a confirmation mail, and im sure i entered the right email... it sended it to me once, but it didnt work, and i wont send me another :S --Striver 22:12, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

A suggestion (Excellent to my mind :D )[edit]

I think RFC is not a good idea since we are not sure if both articles are free from any problems. I have a suggestion: All editors involved in this mediation nominate a few editors(not among themselves). They are better to be administrator or at least experienced editors(e.g. Zora ) and concede their editing right to their nominated editors. These people will form the editor committee. All the editors have to promise not to edit the articles directly anymore, but just try to convince the editor committee if they want to make any change to the article(The articles can be blocked from editing). The final decisions are however made by the editor committee(maybe voting). I hope that concensus could be achieved easier there. How is my idea? Please post your opinion at [20] Thanks --Aminz 06:28, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Irishpunktom, I have made an slot for you on the mediation page.[21] Please post your opinion there. thx--Aminz 07:22, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Avoid Revert Wars[edit]

Please try to avoid revert wars on Historical_persecution_by_Muslims and use the article's talk page to sort out your edit differences with User:Germen. Thanks! Netscott 14:33, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Additionally please avoid further edit warring with User:Germen on Islamization and instead utilize Talk:Islamization to work out differences. Netscott 14:42, 3 April 2006 (UTC)


Yes, I suppose that explains these messages I left over there as well. Netscott 14:55, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

I find the hyberbolic nature of some of your edits rather entertaining. Netscott 14:59, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Babur and Timruids[edit]

First of all, thnak you for your efforts to improve the articles Babur and Mughals. However, the folloiwng paragraph you have put in the article is wrong - in many ways:

The Mughals were led into India by Babur who had been born in Central Asia in 1483. Babur's victory at Panipat in 1526 established the Mughal Empire and ended the reign of the Delhi Sultanate. ... Babur, the new conqueror of Delhi, had been ruler of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, for 20 years. Racially, Babur was a Turk with a thin stream of Mongol blood in his veins; therefore, notes Hambly (1968), the term 'Mughal' by which he and his descendants were known in India was really a misnomer. In Persian, the word Mughal, always highly pejorative among the civilized inhabitants of Iran or Mawarannahr, simply means a Mongol. It is clear, however, from Babur's writing that he considered himself a Turk. Although Babur was descended on his mother's side from Chingiz Khan's second son, Chaghatai, it is clear that this Mongol lineage meant less to him than his paternal ancestry which linked him with the great Turkish conqueror, Timur.

  • Kabul was not the capital of Afghanistan 500 years ago because of a very simple reason: Afghanistan did not exist back then. The nation today known as "Afghanistan" was created in 1919 during the so-called "Anglo-Afghan Wars"; the Pashtun kingdom created by Ahmad Shah Abdali, considered by many as the beginning of modern Afghanistan, was an offspring of many revolts that took place in Persia after the fall of the Safavids. The capital of Afghanistan was Qandahar. It was Timur Shah, 2nd king of Afghanistan, who moved the capital to Kabul.
  • Timur Khan (Tamerlane) was not a Turk. He was Mongol, a descendant of the Mongol commander Qarachar Noyon (his father Taraghai was the great-grandson of Qarachar Noyon). Timur married into a noble Mongol family, his first wife Bibi Khanym was a direct descendant of Gengiz Khan (that's one of the main reasons why his succcessor and youngest son ,Shah Rukh - born to a Persian concubine of Timur, was not accepted by Mongol nobles and was forced to move his capital from Central-Asia to Persian-dominated Herat). Timur tried very hard to trace his own heritage to Gengiz Khan - he considered himself "Mongol" and not "Turk".
  • Babur's biography is no proof for his Turkic origin. His heritage, his family's background and his forefathers are well docuemnted in historic scriptures. Writing a biography in a Turkic language is no proof for a Turkic origin. His ancestor, Timur, had his biography written in Persian language, although he himself was an ethnic Mongol and Turkic in language. Timur's descendants, the Timurid Shahs of Persia, were ethnically Persians, almost all of them being born to Persian mothers (starting with Shah Rukh, who himself married the Persian princess Gauhar Shad, mother of Ulugh Beg) - yet, the Timruids are still considered Mongols. And since Babur was also a Timurid prince (though his linage was not the main linage of the family), he was considered to be a Mongol, too. That's where the word "Moghol"/"Mughal" became the name of the dynasty - the Timurids AND Babur were Mongols; not Turks and not Persians, although their culture was deffinitly Islamic (Turco-Persian) and their language Persian.

Last but not least, some info about the Encyclopaedia Iranica:

The Encyclopaedia Iranica is an authoritive scholarly work written by countless experts from all over the world, including "superstars" such as Dr. Nelson Frye, Dr. Nicolas Sims-Williams, Dr. Monika Grohnke, and so on. The article "Babor" in the EIr is written by experts with referrences to other works written by experts. The EIr does not consider Babur a "Turk" and attests that his language, training, and culture was - like that of all Tiumurids - Persian. The language of his biography does not change this fact.

Tajik 16:02, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Reply to your comments:[edit]

  • Kabul is now the capital of Afghanistan, and that is what I believe is implied, Obvioulsy it was not the capital when the invasion took place.
  • We are talking about Babur, and therefore, the word "Afghanistan" has no place in the article. Afghanistan was created 300 years after Babur's death.
  • Timur was a Turk, and this harps back to previous discussions - He was of the Barlos tribe. This tribe, like many others boasted a Mongol name and ancestry but for all practical purposes it was Turkic. Turki was Timurs' mother tongue, altough he may have known some Persian from the Cultural milieu in which he lived; he almost certainly knew no Mongolian, though Mongol terminology had not quite disappeared from administrative documents and coins.
  • Timur was a Mongol - that's what he himself claimed, and that's what modern historians today claim. His biography is the main source we have (along with many others). Of course, Chaghatai language was Timur's mother-tongue, however, this does not make the entire dynasty "Turkish", because all of his descendants were native Persian-speakers.
  • Babur's biography is a primary source, and one of few we have. Babur is a Turco-Mongol, as stated. His Turk origins being far more than his Mongol.
  • Babur had many different ancestors, including Arabs, Persians, and others. His biography is only ONE of many written documents we have about Babur. He himself wrote many other docuemnts in Persian and - to a lesser degree - in Persian. And even IF Babur were 100% Turkic, that would still not turn an entire dynasty (that lastet until the 19th century!) "Turkish". All of Babur's descendants were Persian-speaking. There is not a single official document of the Mughal era written in Turkish. Babur's son Humayun spent 10 years in Persian exile, married a Persian noble, and brought countless Persian artists, scholars, etc to India (a process which was already begun by his father Babur). You are deffinitly overestimating the "Turkish identity".
  • The Encyclopaedia Iranica is the antithesis of Wikipedia - It is explicitly POV, writing on Iranian history from an Iranian POV. We need to be neutral here. --Irishpunktom\talk 16:17, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • OMG ... if this is your opinion, then you're probably not the right person to talk to. The "Encyclopaedia Iranica", which is a grand-project of the Columbia University and officially funded by the American and EU governments is the "bible of Oriental studies"! Only a very few of the EIr authors are actually Iranian or Iranian-speaking (and even less are Persian-speaking). The grand majority of the authors are American and European scholars who teach at world-famous universities, such as Harvard University, Universität Tübingen, or Columbia University! Maybe you should take a look at what scholars from all over the world say about the Encyclopaedia Iranica: Scholars on "Iranica"

Tajik 17:33, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

You say: The Encyclopaedia Iranica "focuses on the land, life, culture and history of all Iranian peoples and their interaction with other societies."[8], and thus, as I have said, is the opposite of NPOV
I think you are just rejecting the Encyclopaedia Iranica (an encyclopaedia which is accepted and supported by experts all around the world) because it simply disproves and rejects your claims. With all due respect, but I believe that you are not match for countless of scholars and experts who have written scholarly articles for that encyclopaedia. The EIr is (along with the Encyclopaedia of Islam which is written by the same authors) the "bible of oriental and islamic history" - Wikipedia articles that contradict the EI or EIr are wrong and need to be corrected. Your claim - that one paragraph you are trying to push into the article Mughals - very obviously contradicts the EI and EIr (and it contains many minor mistakes as well, such as the claim that "Timur was a Turk", although Timur was clearly a Mongol and even considered himself a Mongol!). I have not reverted your version because of 3RR, yet, I will contact an admin to remove that paragraph and block the article until the disagreement is settled.
Tajik 00:23, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, we all seem to agree now, much to my relief. Thanks for all your help. For what it's worth I use the Encyclopaedia Iranica as well, and it is an excellent and authoritative source. That said, it is not infallible, and obviously in the case of a subject like Babur they feel they have to justify his inclusion in an Encyclopaedia devoted to the Iranian World, resulting in the passages quoted by Tajik. I think they over-egg the pudding somewhat, and fail to distinguish between Babur and his much more Persianised successors, but we've found an acceptable compromise, so let us live in harmony. Sikandarji 18:40, 4 April 2006 (UTC)


I typed in a new email, maybe this works?--Striver 18:43, 3 April 2006 (UTC)


Remeber the Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Charlie Sheen and Alex Jones interviews? It reached nothing even remotly resembling consensus, but it was deleted anyway? Please join the debate regarding undeleting it. I view this as nothing more as the majority imposing their will on the minority, in a blatant violation of the spirit of wikipedia --Striver 22:04, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Issues with statues[edit]

I seem to remember that you were involved in a discussion about the Buddha statues and the how and why of their destruction. Then, you'll probably find this interesting: [22] Azate 23:36, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Look who's stalking too[edit]

LOL!, nice.... that's a new editiorial reason for deletion, "dubiousness"... that sounds like "I have not logicness for this removal".... Prior to actually reverting your 'dubious' removal I thought I'd give you a chance to explain why you want to remove such well cited material? Netscott 23:52, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Well you may not need to do any explaining after all as it seems that a fellow editor independently came to the conclusion that your removal was dubious. Funny how that is. Netscott 00:36, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

POV editing[edit]

Irishpunktom, please know that I actually do agree with you that there are a number of editors who do edit with heavy POV counter to the spirit of NPOV (in anti-muslim/Islam ways) and if you follow my contributions you'll see a case or two on how I've responded to that. Based upon some of the editing I've seen yourself and a number of editors do I'm inclined to think that those 'counter' editors probably feel as if they're in a war and need to enter equally strong and biased counter POV. This type of editing really goes against the spirit of WikiPedia... and it is for this reason that I'm making efforts to council others against such heavy POV editing. If you were to follow my editing contributions I think you'd be hard-pressed to find that I've been anything but balanced in my editing on Islamic/muslim articles.
Thanks for wriring concerning Mughal Empire. As far as that article is concerned, after having followed User:Tajik's logic on that article's talk page and his mention of the Encyclopedia Iranica (and it's reputation), I'm inclined to support his editorial stance on that matter. Netscott 10:28, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

  • I keep adding sources and will add a disputed wording to all disputed claims. --Germen (Talk | Contribs Netherlands flag small.svg) 10:46, 4 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi Irishpunktom, the discussion on the Wikipedia:Wikiethics page is continuing at the personal confict level. If you believe the important of the proposal I would appreciate for your contributions and appearance on the discussion page. Please note that this proposal cannot be completed or become successful without your contributions. Thanks in advance. Resid Gulerdem 03:47, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Another article title that needs fixing[edit]

Just thought you'd like to know here's another article whose title needs fixing. ;-) Netscott 10:32, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Persons Convicted of Terrorism section[edit]

I've reverted for the simple fact that the section I introduced is a much more accurate representation of who those individuals are. The are not 'military'. I know that many of your edits typically try to glorify Islam but you've got to take the bad with the good Irishpunktom. That section title is as truthful as they come. Netscott 13:30, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Your wikification of Andrew Rowe was so bad faith... that particular Andrew Rowe has no relation to the one that I've cited. Your contention that my section addition is 'messy' is false... it's quite clean if you want to 'clean' the article get rid of the "philosophers" section that has only one individual in it. Netscott 13:40, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Possible AfD candidate?[edit]

Have you seen Charities accused of ties to terrorism? The title alone reaks of POV. Netscott 14:21, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

"No Crusade" template[edit]

I'd like to inform you, that I just created Template:No Crusade. Please add it to articles, where you feel it's appropriate. Raphael1 15:07, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Would you please help me with this? Raphael1 19:53, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, my template got deleted, but you can follow these instructions to get a similar effect. Raphael1 19:20, 13 April 2006 (UTC)


Its a good start, though I suggest that instead of asking me, you should go to Wikipedia:Peer review for greater community consensus over the article.--TBCConfused-tpvgames.png??? ??? ??? 15:33, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

I've cleaned it up a bit. There are two important sources for Humayun's reign which I haven't read: Khwandamir's Qanun-e Humayun and Biyazid Biyat's Tadhkira-e Humayun wa Akbar, the latter of which I think you've cited. I need to have a look at these before I make any more changes. Great job so far! Sikandarji 16:47, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Vote on pregnant woman incident[edit]

There is curently a vote taking place on 2006 Dublin riots talk page on whether info on the pregnant woman incident should be removed. --Beta 11:06, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Convicts section on List of converts to Islam[edit]

Irishpunktom, Anonymous Editor and I worked back and forth last night and came to that version of the article with that section title. Please cease removing it. Netscott 16:09, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

Straw Poll on Charities[edit]

Hello Irishpunktom, just a little note to you to invite you to express your opinion on a straw poll for an article title change now setup over at Talk:Charities_accused_of_ties_to_terrorism. Netscott 17:51, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Blind reversions[edit]

Tom, why are you showing up on pages which you have neither edited before nor participated in Talk: on to suddenly involve yourself in edit wars and revert them? It's extremely disruptive, please stop. Thanks. Jayjg (talk) 16:27, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Seconded - please be aware that leaping head-on into someone else's edit war is disruptive, and deliberately disruptive edits can be considered vandalism. Please be careful. Proto||type 16:34, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
I'm just trying to help you avoid the behavior that has gotten you 8 separate blocks for 3RR so far. Jayjg (talk) 16:35, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
There is no way that one can "with respect" accuse someone of "arrogant smugness"; please avoid logical fallacies and violations of WP:CIVIL. Thanks. Jayjg (talk) 16:40, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

You're a sensible chap - why are you behaving like this on NOR? I'm going to unprotect it now Northmeister is blocked; please don't err again there William M. Connolley 17:47, 12 April 2006 (UTC)


Tom, could I ask you please not to revert in support of the LaRouchies and others at the NOR page? They're trying to install edits that would completely destroy not only NOR, but the V and NPOV policies too. They have no chance of succeeding, because even if they got the support (and they wouldn't), Jimbo would overrule them, so their behavior is disruption pure and simple. The editors backing them up are very new and don't understand the policies (e.g. one of them has 71 edits to articles). They caused chaos yesterday and today between them, and now one has been blocked and the page is protected, so no good has come of it. I'd really appreciate it if you wouldn't support them in this. Cheers, SlimVirgin (talk) 19:09, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Your recent edit of Islamism[edit]

Dear Irishpunktom,

Your recent edit of the Islamism page[23] was entirely absurd. I’m not sure what point you were trying to make, but please don’t disrupt wikipedia to make it. Thanks.Timothy Usher 22:19, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

" a broad undefined term that usually relates to..."? Please.

Pretending for the sake of discussion that this was a sincere attempt to improve the article,

1) There's no problem with broad terms; many articles have them 2) the term is not undefined, as the article makes clear 3) "usually"? Can you explain where and when it doesn't? 4) please actually read the article 5) there is this tab on the top of your WP interface, between the "article" and "edit this page" buttons, called "discussion".Timothy Usher 08:59, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

Allow me to thank you for taking a more productive approach, which earned the consensus it received.Timothy Usher 10:54, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

About Danish People's Party[edit]

Hi Irish,

I can see that reverting the changes was probably the best thing to do - I was trying to seek consensus, but I guess that seeking consensus every single time might be counterproductive. So, good work on the revert. --Jakob mark 08:59, 14 April 2006 (UTC)


Hi Irishpunktom,

I was wondering what you think about User:CltFn's recent move of Islamic conquest of Iberia to Islamic invasion of Iberia. I noticed you've had some encounters with this user before, please see the talk page. Thanks. —Khoikhoi 02:30, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Cleanup message[edit]

Why are you moving the clean up message to the non-sensical base position? That's not where User:Jacoplane inserted it originally. Netscott 11:18, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Well I agree it's not that big of a deal so I don't understand why you've moved it to the bottom. Can you explain why you done so? It's perfectly logical that it is at the start of a section for the purposes of clarity that it is that particular section that needs work (ie: not the entire article). Netscott 11:22, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
Let me help you understand, User:Jacoplane added the clean-tag to the external links section based upon what he expressed here. Please replace the clean up tag where he originally placed it. Netscott 11:30, 18 April 2006 (UTC)


Irishpunktom, please don't revert my removals of examples of linkspam. Doing so only encourages that type of anti-Wikipedia behaviour. Netscott 11:52, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Well I admit that I didn't realize it at first but in the end my removals were in accord with policies and guidlines for doing so. But you must admit the title of that link was anything but NPOV. Netscott 11:56, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
No denying that, but was moreso curious as to your perspective on that particular link. Regardless, that was a very clear example of linkspamming. Netscott 13:17, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Censorship attempt[edit]

Please see this and alter your plans for censorship accordingly... The arcticle does not qualify for speedy deletion because it was created more than 48 hours ago. Netscott 14:18, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

"Playing the victim"? Riiight... there's an icecube's chance in hell of seeing that article deleted. But by all means please continue with your censorship attempts. Netscott 14:28, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
Indeed, I suggest you follow the indications for submitting a {{copyvio}}. Once that fails then by all means submit the article for deletion using your other dubious reasoning. Netscott 14:40, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

3RR Violation[edit]

Irishpunktom, please be aware of this. Netscott 17:49, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

3RR on Infidel[edit]

I've blocked you for 48h for this; you've had enough prior 24h blocks. Please be good. William M. Connolley 18:44, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Whos information did I revert away 3 times in 24 hours?!? --Irishpunktom\talk 20:06, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Are you seriously disputing that you have 4R? William M. Connolley 20:39, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, if you check them out you will see that there was a lot of movement, I mean the information as it is now is exactly the same as it was two days ago before Netscott added the link. He wanted it in, I thought he was mistaken, I didn't break the 3rr on that, I then rephrased the info, he reverted, I reverted back. I reverted more than 3 times, but not to the same version, and did not remove the info or the citation. Have you gone through all the edits?--Irishpunktom\talk 20:48, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Your 4 reverts are easy to find: this [24] is the zeroth; [25], [26], [27] and [28] all remove the same text, and I think I could find more if I needed to. AE has suggested reducing your block; I'm prepared to lift it entirely if you'll (a) recognise that you've broken the rules and (b) promise to be good (which for that article means not reverting it until your block would have expired) William M. Connolley 21:03, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Ok, Yes I was wrong, and I shall not revert anything actually for the next 48 hours... its bad for my health. --Irishpunktom\talk 21:54, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

In that case... I release you; be good William M. Connolley 21:59, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Want to understand the word Kafir[edit]

Irishpunktom, I have decided to not edit infidel further until I can better understand what the word kafir is about.
Despite your utilizing false logic in your attempts to justify removing the word 'pejorative' when describing the word kafir from the infidel article I'm wondering if it's merely due to difficulty on your part to develop a proper logical argument for refusing it's inclusion. I have been inclined to include such wording on the infidel article simply due to the fact that is how the very kafir article and the Encyclopedia Britannica articles describe it.
Can you please try to explain to me with a logical, truthful explanation for why it should not be included? Perhaps you can invite someone else here to do so? If not, then I intend to re-introduce that language into the article. Netscott 21:44, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
The citation that you included explicitly referred to Kaffraria - indeed that was the title of the article [29], and thus the south African Derogatory term kaffir - a word whose Etymology is derived from Kafir, but has nothing to do with the term infidel.--Irishpunktom\talk 21:53, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, but relative to the kafir article and the Encyclopedia Britannica (which spells out explicitly "kafir") in the heading your logic is false, was there something else you could provide me with? Netscott 21:56, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
The Encyclopedia Britannica says : KAFFIR: also spelled Kafir, Arabic
  1. Kafir (“Infidel”),
  2. member of a group of southern African Bantu-speaking peoples (see Xhosa);
  3. also, member of a people of the Hindu Kush in northeastern Afghanistan (see Nuristani).

Use of the term for either group reflects a negative opinion. Especially in South Africa, kaffir (not capitalized) is used in a generally pejorative way to mean any African black.[30]--Irishpunktom\talk 22:05, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Ok, I understand what you're saying here that in that particular article about kafir they refer only to it being pejorative in South Africa so I appreciate that. Now what about this from kafir?

    Kafir (Arabic: كافر kāfir; plural كفّار kuffār) is an Arabic word meaning a person who hides, denies, or covers the truth. In cultural terms, it is a derogatory term used to describe a non-Muslim, a Muslim of a differing sect, or an apostate from Islam. It is often translated into English as "infidel" and carries the weight of a racial epithet.

Netscott 22:15, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Wikipedia does NOT self-reference! Can you get me another source for that? --Irishpunktom\talk 22:17, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
I suspect I could, I believe you wouldn't have any further argument then? Netscott 22:18, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Of course not! Any well sourced citation demands inclusion! --Irishpunktom\talk 22:21, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
I hope you don't mind if I jump in here: the sentence "It is often translated into English as "infidel" and carries the weight of a racial epithet." in the wikipedia article is deceptive. I don't know the history of the article, but I'd guess it arose from an attempt to join two sentences. As discussed, kafir is a racial epithet in South Africa. Whether it had a racial connotation when used by Arab slavers, or if this was pure reanalysis on the part of colonials, is an interesting question. But generally, kafir makes no reference to race at all - these are two distinct uses of the term which have been conflated here. Someone should fix that.Timothy Usher 22:25, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Sheikh Muhammad Al-Mukhtar Al-Shinqiti: "However, kafir is now a derogatory term, and that is why I would encourage Muslims to use the term "non-Muslims when referring to people of different faiths. This is based on the verse: (…Speak nicely to the people.) (Al-Baqarah 2: 83) "

"(The British prefer to call it a natal lily, as to them Kaffir is a derogatory slang-word.)"
Hmm, looks to be pretty pejorative to me (note the first link is, which you yourself frequently use as a reliable source). Netscott 23:32, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Omaha Cox Channel 22[edit]

In this deletion discussion, you recommended merge. I'm just wondering if you'd clarify on the AFD page where you would like to merge to? Thanks. Stifle (talk) 23:20, 19 April 2006 (UTC)


As the current version is the revert, would you be willing to post below your intended version? Again, I'm not thinking about content at this point, but I'm happy to edit for spelling and style. Subject to your approval, naturally.Timothy Usher 10:51, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

That's all I can do tonight. I'll be back tomorrow.Timothy Usher 11:15, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

IPT, do you really mean that you took the nonsense on goy or "mlechcha" (as you spelled it) or the papal decree from the Catholic Encyclopedia? If so, point me where you got it. If you want to expand on the issue of infidels in Christianity, do so, but please learn how to cite sources and what sources are reliable. If you want to write on the use of the word kafir, please do so in the respective article, but again remember to cite reliable sources. IslamOnline does not qualify as such. Pecher Talk 11:39, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
Of course, "Goy can refer to Non Jews", but goy is an ethnic term, not religious one and not an equivalent of "infidel"; a Jew does not become a goy by converting to another religion. Ditto for mlekka as "outer barbarian", not "infidel". You were right: I indeed left out the link to IslamOnline, so I have removed it now. Interestingly, that response on kafir is one of a very few instances when IslamOnline guys talk business. Frankly, I would just reserve all the detailed discussion of kafir, including its derogatory connotations, for the article on this term, but let's see what others think. Pecher Talk 12:10, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
Goy, "gentile", and mlekka have nothing to do with that article, as it has already been explained both on the article's talk page and above. Simply repeating your point "I want them there" will not get you anywhere. Pecher Talk 13:26, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
101th time: goy and mlekka are ethnic terms. If you have any sources translating these words as "infiedel" or "unbeliever", show them; otherwise, please stop bringing up this worn-out point. Pecher Talk 13:56, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
I'm tired of that ad nauseam argumentation strategy and will not respond to any further arguments on your part that do not involve citing reliable sources. Regards, Pecher Talk 14:02, 20 April 2006 (UTC)
Right, and your sources (highly unreliable, BTW) say that these are ethnic terms. Dig deeper. Pecher Talk 14:09, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Sorry dude, I have to agree with Pecher. Goy and mlekka shouldn't be there as they don't mean the same thing, and, while Infidel is a Catholic term, there were some factual errors in that part of your proposed text. non-Baptism in the Catholic church isn't what makes one an Infidel -rejection of Jesus does -otherwise Protestants would be Infidels and they are not, they're "heretics" or "schismatics". Also, because everyone is born sinful in that theololgy, saying "simply being an infidel does not imply that one is a sinner" is completely wrong. Armon 13:29, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, not tonight[edit]

Late, I'm exhausted, and lots of RL work to do tomorrow. I'll do what I can -- but you know that you may not agree with my thoughts on the matter. I'm one of those infidels myself. Not a Woman of the Book, either. Zora 11:22, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

James I of England[edit]

Why do you keep moving it to James I of Ireland? Firstly, James was most famous for his work in England. Secondly, he's referred to as the King of England chiefly in pretty much every book you'll ever find on him. Thirdly, he only inherited Ireland after he came to the throne of England from Scotland, so it especially doesn't make logical sense. If anything, somebody who would argue for it to be moved to 'King James of Scotland' would have more basis. The title James I Of England is quite suitable nevertheless, so please do not change it. Schizmatic 14:51, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Kings James of wherever[edit]

Many kings and queens have more than one title, but we don't have "Victoria of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Empress of India" and so forth, or "George I of Great Britain and Hanover". At least there should be consensus before abrupt page moves. And the second move to just "James I of Ireland" smelled like WP:POINT. -- Curps 14:55, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

I agree. As posted above, many historians hold his English title in the highest regard due the controversy of his reign. Besides, the articles title is for convenience more than anything else. Schizmatic 16:12, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

order of precedence[edit]

England is in the 1st and 4th quarters of the royal standard; this is directly related to the monarchical style. James is known as James I in England, Ireland ( and France), while known as James VI in Scotland. Consider this: the majority of the population, wealth and political focus is in the other two (or three) lands. Please try to avoid unilateral page moves, of this importance. IP Address 19:01, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Elliott Smith[edit]

Thanks for taking the time to review the Elliott Smith article. Much appreciated. - Phorque 11:13, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Mediation Case: Heaven's Stairway[edit]

You have indicated that you are willing to accept an assignment as a mediator. I have assigned this case to you. If you don't want to take the case on, just say so at the bottom of the request, delegate it to someone else and update the case list accordingly. Before you begin the mediation please read the suggestions for mediators. You can also review earlier mediation cases to get an understanding for possible procedures.

--Fasten 17:32, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

Qur'an templates created[edit]

Hey IPT, check it out:

[Quran 009:010]


[Quran 009:010]


So we have four display options now. Waiting for feedback from Tom harrison on naming conventions, though, so don't use them yet. But when we have the green light, these should prove pretty useful.Timothy Usher 03:43, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Mediation request - Caroline Cox, Baroness Cox[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your request for some mediation with regard to the above page. I have taken the case and will help out where I can. I have reviewed the article and edits, and (as shown by a recent block, Hal-Byrne has breached the 3RR and has not justified or commented on any of her edits. Although there are references in the section concerned, while I'm not doubting the accuracy of the section, they don't actually cover all of the points made. Are you able to provide references for her relinquishing the whip, or for the content of the second paragraph? I will contact Hale-Byrne and ask her to engage in dialogue to try and resolve the issue. In the meantime, can I suggest that you refrain from reverting edits on the article in question so we can avoid an edit war ongoing through the discussion. I appreciate this may lead to the article not being complete in the short-term, but it may facilitate a solution. Kcordina Talk 08:38, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

I just looked at the page in question. Mediation is a waste of everyone's time. Hal-Byrne and his/her numerous sock-puppet vandals need to be banned. Armon 13:30, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

The Baroness Cox of Queensbury relinquisjed the whip after a disagreement over a European Union Matter. To suggest that there is any link between Lady Caroline and the BNP is outragious. The critical section is riddled with slander and I intend to raise this with the Lady herself ASAP. The above is a statement of fact. I might add that Baroness Cox never asked for a Wikipedia page and perhaps it is best just to get rid of it entirely. Now are we going to ban everyone in the internet cafe just, because they defend her? Are we all to be called sock-puppet vandals. We have not called anyone names. I need some crisps.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gung (talkcontribs)

Misspelled your username[edit]

Hi, I apologize for misspelling your username on a comment at Kumbh mela. --BostonMA 12:18, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Heaven's Stairway[edit]

I welcome your mediation efforts with open arms. —Viriditas | Talk 13:32, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

You've done some excellent detective work on the talk page. Unfortunately, I'm too tired to address it at the moment. Hopefully, I'll get to it tomorrow. —Viriditas | Talk 09:58, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
I've moved Simonapro's comments to a section below your comments to differentiate from your own. If any responses are made to your source requests, they should be made in the following section. —Viriditas | Talk 02:43, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Please stop deleting well sourced material[edit]

Please do not remove content from Wikipedia; it is considered vandalism. If you want to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. --BostonMA 14:06, 25 April 2006 (UTC)


Hello, I haven't looked into this very carefully but I don't think this template is eligible for speedy deletion. May I suggest you try WP:TFD? At least you should avoid putting a speedy deletion tag into a template that is included by several articles, it places them all to CAT:CSD which makes a mess. jni 14:09, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Please compare the two tags --weasel-- and --weal--. I think the latter is less disruptive than the former.--Unweasel 14:27, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
    • I think this doesn't hold for singular weasel problems in a long article or subsection. This inline tag pinpoints the problem, so editors do not need to search the whole paragraph. For example, compare [citation needed]. --Unweasel 14:34, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
      • On the contrary, if I may say so. Weasel words signalling has a comparable merit. The [weasel words] tag relates to to a specific statement in the body of a text which contains weasel language. It is put up with a view to rewording the text within a given time. It is part of the process of verifying the contents of Wikipedia. It is an official policy of Wikipedia to eliminate weasel language.--Unweasel 14:41, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
        • But it possibly start a revert war. A tag starts the discussion at the talk page and pending the outcome of the debate alerts readers that the text must be interpreted with caution. --Unweasel 14:55, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Please stop[edit]

Please stop. If you continue to vandalize pages, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. --BostonMA 14:14, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Please don't revert without naming it a revert[edit]

I saw you reverted the article Sexual slavery without marking the revert as such. May I remind you that you are expected to do so. --Unweasel 14:31, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

BBC Cite[edit]

The citation is after the words "The largest religious gathering on Earth" in the article and the BBC article says "What is probably the largest human gathering in history has been imaged from space." Thus the citation does fit the article. -- Jeff3000 15:31, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

The BBC article also connects the image to the event. The other citations remove the need for the word "probably." -- Jeff3000 15:39, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
What are you talking about, what future event? The BBC article clearly shows the same image as the image in the article, connecting the image to Kumbh Mela, and states "What is probably the largest human gathering in history has been imaged from space." Then the following citation says [31] "Maha Kumbh Mela 2001 - the largest human spiritual confluence so far." NewScientist, which is also a reliable source shows the same figure, thus connecting it to the event and says "The largest human gathering ever has been photographed from space by a high resolution imaging satellite" [32]. That's enough reliable sources to connect the image to the event, and substantiate that it is the largest religious gathering. -- Jeff3000 15:49, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Mind the 3RR limit[edit]

Irishpunktom, while you falsely attempt to remove the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy article from the "Good Article" nom listing (due to your having significantly contributed to that article), be mindful of the 3RR limit as you may add another block to your extensive list. Netscott 15:51, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Tis okies[edit]

It's fine, hope you got what you wanted. Cheers, Highway Rainbow Sneakers 17:33, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Fix ALL your images. No fair use rationales, some aren't even tagged. Cheers, Highway Rainbow Sneakers 17:38, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
One is missing a tag, another has a "copyright" tag which is now defunct and none have Fair use. Highway Rainbow Sneakers 21:11, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
There's one that says it doesn't fit into the usual categories, which is probably a good one for it. I think there's a copy of it in the mohammad article. Highway Rainbow Sneakers 21:25, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
All the fair use ones need rationale (see the Mohammed article) and you're missing a diagram. Highway Rainbow Sneakers 22:05, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Islamic scripture template news=[edit]

1) Template:Quran-usc has been altered in two respects:

a) it’s no longer required to input three digits - this is automated thanks to joturner.
b) the template no longer includes “Qur’an” in the bluelighted display. Editor may choose to write it or not (or “Sura”, or “verse”, etc.) according to context.
c) thus the “-num” variants are redundant and should not be used.

2) The “range display” problem is still not solved - more information coming soon.

3) Template:Bukhari-usc is operative, with three variables (volume, book, hadith), and automated tridigitation as per Quran-usc.

4) Template:Quran-usc-num, Template:Quran-usc-numrange and Template:Buhari are defunct and should be deleted.Timothy Usher 07:39, 26 April 2006 (UTC)


My reply to your message is here:

And, I repeat it for your long term benefit:

My reply[edit]

Hello my wiki-friend. My earlier experience of working and inter-acting with you was perhaps not of your liking, and left a bitter taste. I am now recovering from a serious ailment, and would avoid talking to editors who believe in lowering the credibility of wikipedia, and pouring "the deluge of nonsense that threatens it (wikipedia) every day" - to quote SlimVirgin. You are competent enough and perhaps do not require any suggestion. However, please remember Wikipedia do not tolerate nonsense in the long run, and editing wikipedia is a privilege and not a right. Thank you and good bye.

Please get rid of the habit of deleting comments from your talk pages - that is isnsulting to others. Thank you. May God Bless You! --Bhadani 12:08, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

The quotes on Danish People's Party[edit]

Hey IPT,

I do agree that some quotes could be in order, but I am slightly concerned with the quality of said quotes. For one thing, the last quote is a) translated quite poorly (it's a bit beyond my translating abilities), and b) considering another Danish politician, rather than considering a group of people at once.

I think I would replace said quote with for instance this one:

  • The Social Security Act is passé, because it was appropriate for a Danish family tradition and work ethics and not for Muslims for whom it is decent to be economically supported by others, while the wife gives birth to a whole lot of children. The children benefit cheque is abused, since a foreigner gains record earnings due to a small dozen of children. Mass rapes punishments must be changed, because the problem only has arrived with the many acts of vandalism by the anti-social second generation immigrants.
    • Pia Kjærsgaard's weekly letter (February 25, 2002)

Or this one:

  • "With its uncontrollable population growth, oil financed terrorism and growing fanaticism the islamic world is a growing threat to the peace and to the West. Not only do we have the possibility to remove this threat, we have a duty to do so."
    • Morten Messerschmidt, Ekstra Bladet, 12th of Febuary 2003.

Both quotes are available on wikiquote under Pia Kjærsgaard and Morten Messerschmidt, respectively. I am working to expand the DPP section on wikiquotes, albeit not in high speed. The Jesper Langballe and Søren Krarup sections will have very blunt quotes on them eventually. I just have to do the translation slow enough to not lose all faith in humanity. --Jakob mark 12:26, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, I just feel it is a quote where you don't have to explain the circumstances to grasp the point. Besides, badmouthing other politicians is not comparable to badmouthing a whole population IMO. Hope we agree on this, after all, that's why I posted here instead of just picking a quote to replace the other one with :) --Jakob mark 13:18, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Images "promoting" British National Party[edit]

Irishpunktom, would it not seem prudent to edit images like this to remove the web addresses and phone numbers found on them? Although I do understand a need for un-censored portrayal of information on Wikipedia, it doesn't seem very proper to leave such info there and thereby further the goals of such organizations, no? If you do blur out the infomation please make a note of having done so on the image page so that those viewing it can have full disclosure about what it is they are viewing. Netscott 06:40, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Well if you are not allowed to edit the image, if possible I would recommend you find similiar images that don't have such information so readily available for utilization. Netscott 09:02, 28 April 2006 (UTC)


I invite you cordially to participate in the Band Baja Do event on my talk page. Please come there and enlighten and enliven the show. Thanks. --Bhadani 08:04, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Address: --Bhadani 08:05, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]



    • Kindly note: In view of the mental stress under which one of the invitees is presumed to be under, I have decided to indefinitely postpone the event named Band Baja Do. Thank you!
    • The next event to be organized shall be “Adhajal Gagari Chalakat Jaye”” (a proverb of Hindustan, meaning that the half-filled pot spills more fluid) that is, Empty vessel sounds much!! [33]. The time and venue shall be notified in due course. Thank you.

Regards. --Bhadani 13:08, 29 April 2006 (UTC)


I hope you don't mind my ripping your travelling list from your user page. Aecis Mr. Mojo risin' 16:14, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Islam Peer Review[edit]

I am requesting a peer review for the Islam article. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. Thank you very much. BhaiSaab 01:54, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Taj Mahal[edit]

You've probably seen this before - but the Taj Mahal page has been under attack from Hindu fundamentalists (and I mean fundamentalists, these people are insane) claiming that it is 'actually' an 11th-century Vedic temple. I have cleaned it up a bit and removed the most egregious assertions, but I would like to see the 'P.N.Oak' section removed altogether - a link can be provided to his loathsome book on which his followers can explain his 'research', if necessary. His assertions have nothing to do with the Taj really: he is simply trying to use it as a political issue to attack Indian Muslims. Have a look at what I've written on the Talk:Taj Mahal page and tell me what you think. Sikandarji 09:34, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I nicked your idea for flags on the userpage too! Sikandarji 10:05, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Userbox Pilgrim[edit]

Hi Irishpunktom. I reverted your edit, the reasons are stated here. If you decide to revert my revert would you please care to explain the reasons on the discussion page? I am not going to start an edit war over this. Nouly 18:14, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer, Irishpunktom. To me it is neither satisfactory nor convincing. But then again: The argument we're having has a prototypical quality. Prototypical for what though I'm not sure. My response is here. I moved your response there too in order to keep the discussion together. Nouly 16:33, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Irishpunktom, I made you your very own userbox Pilgrim. You can find it here. Hope this settles the matter. If you need advice on or help in improving it aesthetically, drop me a line. Nouly 18:03, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Below is one that I think is a bit more appropriate but I'm inclined to agree with you Irishpunktom that the general User pilgrim userbox should not have the iconography of any particular religion.

{{User Hajji}} Netscott 18:06, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Here's another

{{user Hajj}}. Netscott 20:14, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Two editors who support pilgrim[edit]

Irishpunktom, from looking at pilgrimage your motivations are very transparent. Please in good faith stop reverting the template. Netscott 10:57, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

You are inclining me to want to edit on the pilgrimage article now. Please see Template_talk:User_pilgrim#Pilgrim.2FPilgrimage. Netscott 11:11, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Irishpunktom, would you kindly perform a good faith self-revert on this template? It's true that the image that is part of it currently isn't religiously neutral but neither is the one you keep replacing it with. Based upon this fact until a more neutral image is utilized the template should remain with the image that it was originally created with. Netscott 13:49, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Well, that image isn't the best but it certainly is much better in terms of neutrality at this point. If you'd upload and replace the current image with that for now.. I think that would be agreeable. Netscott 14:03, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for your demonstration of good faith Irishpunktom. Netscott 14:25, 3 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your encouragement, regarding the Muwatta template. Thanks «₪Mÿš†íc₪» 13:29, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

how to list articles for deletion.[edit]

hello, i remember your username from somwehere. (found it in the deletion log). Now, how to list a page for deletion (into the log)? I do not have much experience with it.

Here the page: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/The_International_Relations_Institute_of_Cameroon_-_IRIC_(yaounde)

Since then, authors have changed the article (to the good), and renamed it to International_Relations_Institute_of_Cameroon.

Probably deletion not neccessary, but also to remove the hoax tag. Someone needs to verify the article.

Probably you can list it properly into the deletion log? I assume i know what i hhave made wrong... Akidd dublintlctr-l 12:32, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Your note[edit]

You're welcome. I also blocked the IP address for 48 hours. [34] I'd have blocked for longer, probably indefinitely, had it been a user account, but we're not allowed to do that with IP addresses in case they're shared. SlimVirgin (talk) 16:33, 5 May 2006 (UTC)


Hi. I just created the stub article Women in religion. Do you have any ideas where to take this? --Uncle Ed 17:44, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

Please certify RfC[edit]

Please certify the RfC I've just created.Raphael1 12:49, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

Please stop this:

If you don't stop this I shall stop you. --Tony Sidaway 19:37, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Smiley Template[edit]

After some thought I decided to create this smiley template, as I thought most of the arguments in the talk pages are due to misinterpretaion of what is being said, hopefully these smileys will help us (at least me SFriendly.gif!!) communicate in a much more friendly manner. Hope you all will like it.

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 «Mÿšíc»  (T) 20:32, 8 May 2006 (UTC)


Hello Irishpunktom. Right now, I am working on the article Kizilbash and I need some information about the Persians in Mughal-India. Do you have any good links/sources?! Soem information about Bayram Khan would be really great. Feel free to add your information to the article.

Tajik 20:43, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Personal attacks[edit]

Please quit making personal attacks, and false accusations against me. -- Karl Meier 09:14, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Did the link say anything about race or color? Fact is that it didn't. It was a angry response to the islamic hate-campaign against my country and our freedom of speech. So just quit making up such silly excuses for your violations of policy and ridicules accusations against me. -- Karl Meier 09:22, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
The link didn't mention foreigners. It mention the islamic world and it's violent campaign of hate against freedom of speech and Denmark. I don't see any problem with speaking out against this islamic aggression against my country and my democratic rights, and surely it isn't a good excuse for you to make such ridicules accusations and personal attacks against me. -- Karl Meier 09:49, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
The link is talking about the islamic world, where Danish embassies has been burned down, and where people has been killed because of their Islamic leaders extreme hate towards our democratic rights, that include publishing cartoons. Such behavior, and the behavior of the "danish" imams that has been travelling the islamic world, to seek support for their agenda, which obviously is to hurt and damage the country that (ufortunatly) at the moment choose to provide them with visas and what not, deserves an angry response. Also, where does the link say anything about all "foreigners"? As I already said, it mentioned the islamic world, where these acts of aggression has occured. Another thing that I might mention is that all of the imams that traveled the islamic world to promote their anti-danish agenda, did not have a foreign background. One of them, Abdul Wahid Pedersen, was Danish. -- Karl Meier 11:00, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
I am convinced that "it" has nothing to do with all Immigrants. We got hundreds of thousands of Immigrants that support our democracy and freedom of speech here in Denmark, and we don't have Chinese, Indian or Zimbabwean immigrants travelling their home countries, in an attempt to rally support for violence and hate-campaigns against our country. The link mention that the problem is the islamic world, and that I believe is very accurate. -- Karl Meier 11:17, 9 May 2006 (UTC)
Then why does it specificly mention the islamic world? Also, it is obviously a commment to a conflict where some people that has imigrated from the islamic world, and has recieved a lot of things from Denmark and the Danish people, attack Denmark and Danish interests. Such an attack on the Danish people deserve a strong response. -- Karl Meier 11:32, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Don't kick users while they're down[edit]

And I've now asked you twice to stop clogging my user page with silly questions such as, "how is it kicking someone while they're down to post a trolling, taunting, gratuitous comment on the user page of a blocked user (i.e., FairNBalanced)"?--Mantanmoreland 14:19, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

In response to your comment -- no, I don't have to assume good faith when I see an editor post a taunting remark on the user page of an editor who is fighting to remain on Wikipedia. You did so just below comments on his latest troubles. Your clogging my user page with still more trolling does not improve the situation. Have a good day.--Mantanmoreland 14:49, 16 June 2006 (UTC)