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Considered for unbanning[edit]

Hi Kim Dent-Brown

Just a quick note to inform you that I have raised this new topic on the Administrators' noticeboard, asking for a review of the ban on editing medical Wikipedia articles that was imposed on my account 2 years ago. As you were the administrator who closed the ban discussion at that time, this may be of interest. Drgao (talk) 15:40, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Germanic neopaganism[edit]

Hi Kim. I see that for many years you have been active over at the Germanic neopaganism page. There are a number of discussions being held at that article's talk page at the moment, regarding both a potential change to the title and regarding whether certain paragraphs should be included or not. If you had the time, your input on those issues (whether you support my own positions or oppose them) would be useful and gratefully received. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 22:15, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Kim Dent-Brown. Yes, the conflicts continue. Midnightblueowl renamed the article (Heathenry, again), and deleted thousands of words of referenced material, including material on Valhalla! Although, in my opinion, the comprehensive term should be Germanic neopaganism, at this point I am mainly concerned with the deletion of important material.  :

BTW, from the dictionary:

hea·then (hē′thən) n. pl. hea·thens or heathen 1. Offensive a. An adherent of a religion that does not worship the God of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. b. Such persons considered as a group. 2. Heathen An adherent of a Neopagan religion that seeks to revive the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Germanic peoples. 3. Informal a. One who is regarded as irreligious, uncivilized, or unenlightened b. Such persons considered as a group. [Middle English hethen, from Old English hǣthen; see kaito- in Indo-European roots.]--ThorLives (talk) 03:17, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

"Midnightblueowl renamed the article (Heathenry, again)"? Or rather, Midnightblueowl opened the question of renaming the article up to consultation through a Requested Move, presenting an argument as to why "Heathenry (new religious movement)" was preferable to "Germanic neopaganism", and found that most of the editors who examined the competing arguments concluded with her, resulting in the move actually being made by an uninvolved editor? And then should I add that ThorLives wasn't at all happy with this so decided to unilaterally edit war to get it back to "Germanic neopaganism" until being told off by other editors? And Midnightblueowl also "deleted thousands of words of referenced material, including material on Valhalla"? Or do you mean that Midnightblueowl removed all of the information that was either unreferenced or poorly referenced using non-reliable sources (such as self-published books and blogs) before replacing it with content that was meticulously sourced to academic, secondary sources (including on Valhalla, funnily enough)? I came here to ask for Kim's advice and input in good faith, not expecting him to necessarily agree with my positions, and you then burst in to completely misrepresent my actions. That's just acting in bad faith. I'm sorry that this has happened on your talk page, Kim. Your input on the Heathenry talk page would still be very much welcome. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 13:20, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 29 September. Yours, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:22, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:04, 23 November 2015 (UTC)