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Jimmy Hoffa[edit]

(added infobox (celebrity template))

Nice one!  Thanks, David Kernow 15:47, 6 May 2006 (UTC)

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Atomic theory[edit]

Hey Kurzon, I really liked your work on Atomic theory. I think that it can and should be featured, but as you can see, the process isn't really that easy. I have sucessfully nominated three articles for FA, so I think I may have some relevant experience in dealing with objectors, so if you think you need some help getting your article to featured status please leave a note on my talk page. Borisblue 06:14, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

When a major flaw in an article has been fixed, it is sometimes a good idea to relist it. This is one of those cases, I think. Also, looking through the article again, the philosophical atomism section and the quantum physical models section are both completely uncited. You may want to fix those first. Borisblue 17:34, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

New atomic orbitals image[edit]

Pretty! Thanks. DMacks 15:09, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

See Voltaic pile. SHould your work be part of another article or linked from it? Ernst Stavro Blofeld 16:52, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Good work on physics. I am amazed the article or it in some form doesn't exist yet -when I saw the title in the new pages I thought it would prbably be a main article from an overcrowded page. Remember to categroize it though. It is beyond my field of expertise so I don't know which category - it should be something like history of phyiscs or something like that. Good luck! Ernst Stavro Blofeld 17:04, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

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FAC nomination of History of the battery[edit]

Hi! Just letting know that you should probably include a nomination statement of why you feel History of the battery should be a featured article in the FAC. Have you read the criteria for featured articles? You may also wish to let the peer review run its course before submitting it to FAC. Gzkn 03:59, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

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Sources for flashlight info[edit]

Howdy - Thanks for your contributions to flashlight! Please cite your sources for the information you are adding. If you need any help with how to do so, just let me know. Thanks! -SCEhardT 20:47, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Why have you expanded History of the flashlight yet not provided any references/sources? -SCEhardT 14:30, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

History of molecular theory[edit]

Did you just write all that?! If so, that is brilliant! Or was it just part of a split or something? J Milburn 10:08, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I've just reversed your "cut n paste" move of the article. I agree with you that the page should be renamed and moved, but let's do it correctly as a page move to keep the article history and talk page associated with it, Also I have started a discussion section on the talk page there - please add your comments there and seek consensus for the move. Thank you, Vsmith 15:05, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Edits to memory[edit]

While i thank you for your contributions to the article, can you please take a look at wikipedia's policy on weasel wording; a lot of the information you've added seems to be from old psychological textbooks and is based upon incorrect assumptions made by psychologists unaware of physiological processes, and involved with little empirical evidence.

If you could please refrain at least, until i'm able to recover my neurophysiology books, because adding statements such as "it has long been though of as" add more ambiguity. SConfident.gif J O R D A N [talk ] 12:46, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

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Atomic Theory[edit]

I mase an edit a few days ago in the first paragraph. Or, in a nutshell, the idea that all things are made of atoms is not a sentence. Just wanted to let you know. Anthon01 (talk) 04:27, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Joseph Stalin[edit]

With all due respect, but your constant re-writing of the Joseph Stalin article does not improve it a lot. You remove references and wiki links and introduce weasel words and speculation. I'm not reverting your edits to annoy you, but because I think they do not help the article at all. C:\>RIEN_ talk \ contribs 11:31, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

You delete paragraphs and sentences that are perfectly fine and replace them with less clear versions. For example, you turned
"In 1890, at the age of 12, Stalin was run over by a horse-drawn carriage" into
"At around the time he started school, Stalin was struck by a horse-drawn carriage".
I'm sorry but I don't call that an improvement. C:\>RIEN_ talk \ contribs 13:08, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Edit-warring[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Joseph Stalin. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Please do not repeatedly revert edits, but use the talk page to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. If necessary, pursue dispute resolution. MastCell Talk 23:08, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Stalin[edit]

Look I am not going to just let Stalin's Okhrana's connection, believed by many historians, be deleted without justification either in the talk page or between yourself and I. Either we go to mediation, or I will continue to delete your modifications. E10ddie (talk) 13:06, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Let me add that altering sourced content to claim somethng at odds with the cited source is disruptive ([1]), and if you continue you will likely end up blocked from editing. MastCell Talk 16:32, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Stalin's father[edit]

Hi there, Kurzon! You have deleted most of the ending in the Vissarion Dzhugashvili article. Why did you do that? I'm afraid I will have to restore it. KNewman (talk) 06:55, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

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D&D articles for Wikipedia 0.7[edit]

Hi there!  :)

As someone who's worked on D&D and/or RPG articles before, I'm inviting you to participate in our goal to both improve articles that have been selected to be placed in the next Wikipedia DVD release, as well as nominate more to be selected for this project. Please see the WikiProject D&D talk page for more details. :) BOZ (talk) 18:03, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Joseph Stalin[edit]

Please stop messing up this article. Please stop removing text which is supported by citations and replacing it with your POV. Please stop adding a side-shot picture of an old and wrinkly Stalin. Thanks for you cooperation. --Tocino 05:54, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Do you realize that in your complete revamp of the consensus supported intro you removed 22 citations and didn't replace a single one of them? The article was a former featured article candidate so it doesn't need massive overhaul that you are trying to do. Also I would caution against mindless reverting without reasoning. You have already reverted three times within the past two hours, which is a violation of WP:3RR and you could get suspended for that if your activity is reported. And please provide an edit summary to all of your edits. --Tocino 08:10, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

January 2009[edit]

Information.svg Please do not assume ownership of articles such as Joseph Stalin. If you aren't willing to allow your contributions to be edited extensively or be redistributed by others, please do not submit them. Thank you. Mikaey (talk) 07:56, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Ok, here's what I see -- 89 of your last 100 edits have been to Joseph Stalin. That right there should be enough to convince most anyone that you're taking ownership of that page. The other thing I see is that you reverted an edit, made in good faith by another user, that was heavily referenced, without citing a reason for it. In fact, most of the changes you have done have not had any reasons cited for them unless they were to revert someone else's change. It's my opinion that you are in an edit war with Tocino, and you are also taking ownership of the article. I think you might need to step back and let someone else edit the article for a while. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikaey (talkcontribs) 08:06, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, but that still doesn't override the fact that you're taking ownership of the article, and it's causing you to revert well-written subject matter by other editors. Whether it's one sentence or entire sections shouldn't make a difference as long as the content falls under Wikipedia guidelines. Mikaey (talk) 08:15, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
Your edits should be justified, and if there's a difference of opinion between you and someone else, then you should take it to the talk page so that the two of you (AND OTHERS) can discuss it and come to a consensus. I'm not going to get into an argument about which picture of him is more appropriate -- take it to the talk page.
Gentlemen, I've requested that Joseph Stalin be fully protected. It is now uneditable for the next two weeks. I suggest that you take the time to raise your issues on the talk page and get a consensus on what you want to change. Make your changes, based on consensus, once the protection has expired. Mikaey (talk) 16:40, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello there, I have unprotected the article again, however I will warn both of you that if you continue to edit warn, you maybe blocked for violating the 3RR rule. Please discuss conflicts on the talk page of the article so that protection/blocking isn't required. Thank you, The Helpful One 22:23, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Stalin[edit]

Perhaps you could contact me over it. Generally the Intro is what alot of people use to get background info on a topic. To remove it's NPOV, even if you stuff the info contained in it deeper into the article will lead nowhere.

If it is an edit war you want that's fine, all someone has to do is post it in a leftist community and people will jump in and generally the page will be a mess. I for 1 am open to compromise on any article, but the page has to take into account that it is not a historically undisputed fact that Stalin was a genocidal maniac.

People dispute this sort of claim every day, and that needs to be brought to the readers attention, they need to understand that what you place in the intro is not universal fact, it is theory, as it can easily be refuted. Valeofruin (talk) 04:05, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

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February 20th 2010[edit]

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File:Chlorophyll ab spectra.png[edit]

Do you have a source on the data used to create this graph? 12.156.213.43 (talk) 17:48, 9 April 2010 (UTC)


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Dead man walking?[edit]

FYI, the capo mandamento you listed under Porta Nuova is dead [2]. He committed suicide. Maybe it is better to not list the names of the capi mandamenti since we are not really sure who is still on top. - DonCalo (talk) 19:24, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

where can i find this info?BaronBifford (talk) 14:40, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Mafia move follow-up[edit]

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Re: 1900 map of mafia activity[edit]

I don't know. I know there is a map of the 1900 edition, I have seen it. Maybe you have the reprint by Arnaldo Forni Editore, Sala Bolognese 1984, ISBN 88-271-2487-X ? What is the link to the Google scan of the book, maybe I can have a look. - DonCalo (talk) 20:19, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Well, they obviously did not scan the map as well. I guess you have to go to a library and get hold of the book to see it. - DonCalo (talk) 22:36, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
I saw the original 1900 edition in a library. There is a later edition, but I am not sure that contains the map. - DonCalo (talk) 15:08, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
i cannot remember what the cover looked like. - DonCalo (talk) 12:59, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Protection racket[edit]

Maybe you should consider to expand your info on protection rackets in the article on protection rackets and refer to that in the Mafia article. Don't you think it is getting a little be too detailed for the Mafia article? Just a suggestion. - DonCalo (talk) 01:24, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

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Psychopathy[edit]

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Thanks for your work on psychopathy, which is an article that needs improvement. However, you don't appear to be referencing your work. All medical articles should follow the guidelines on WP:MEDRS with regards to citations, and review articles are preferred if available.Watermelon mang (talk) 02:00, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

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Ron Blakey told me this was a mistake, but now I wash my hands of this mess.Kurzon (talk) 20:00, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

December 2012[edit]

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I seriously hope it's not going to take another block to get you to understand what we're asking you to do. Your last edits, while meant well, aren't really helping, both in the sense that there's errors (for example, "Felix follows Ralph's trail to Hero's Duty, Felix meets Calhoun, who warns that the Cy-Bugs will procreate and consume the arcade if not stopped" is a run-on sentence) and that you're still technically edit-warring. Why will you not come to the talk page to discuss what you want to change? --McDoobAU93 15:44, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

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Please do not add original research or novel syntheses of published material to articles as you apparently did to Far Cry 3. Please cite a reliable source for all of your contributions. Thank you. Rushyo Talk 16:47, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

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Hi Kurzon,

In a case like this, the best thing to do is to check the article's history. Often you'll find the problem was caused by the very last edit (eg). Undoing that edit is the best way to fix the article because it will restore any content that might have been lost with the vandalism.

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Edit warring at the goblin shark article[edit]

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Atomic Theory: Inclusion of Roger Boscovich[edit]

Hello. I saw that you removed the info I had added to Atomic theory about Roger Boscovich. I think you had a great reason for doing so--he was not an experimentalist, and heading the "early modern development" section with him tended to obscure the far, far more important work of Dalton. However, there is something of a tendency in Anglophone sources to write Boscovich out of the history entirely, and only mention Dalton. To avoid that, I would like to see Boscovich in the article.

That said, I respect and agree with your rationale. So what I've done is to restore the Boscovich material, but put it in with the subsection on the Greek atomists (Democritus,Epicurus, Leucippus, etc.), who also were strictly theoreticians with no experimental evidence. I've accordingly changed the subsection title to "pre-modern atomic theory," since although Boscovich's lack of lab bench work was rather "pre-modern," he was hardly an "ancient." That's the best solution I can come up with to keep the article comprehensive (by including Boscovich somewhere) but also keeping the really important modern experimentalists (like Dalton) featured in the prominent way that I agree is absolutely necessary to avoid WP:UNDUE to comparatively minor figures. I've also changed the "early modern developments" section title to "early modern experimental developments" to highlight your insight that experimental empiricism is the crux of the difference between the early atomists and the moderns.

You've obviously put in a lot more work on the article than I have, so I respectfully hope that my action is helpful, and doesn't go against your vision for the article.

Thanks! Rinne na dTrosc (talk) 14:39, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Mafia-like[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Out There (game)[edit]

Hello Kurzon,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Out There (game) for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Aclany (talk) 17:05, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Myth and Mafia[edit]

Hi Kurzon, I restored the myth about the acronym of the Mafia from the Sicilian Vespers. I fully agree that it is myth, but after the umptieth time that someone inserted the story (without mentioning that it is myth) I decided a while ago to include this paragraph to put an end to the story and mention specifically that the version is now discarded by most serious historians. So, it is rather a tactical move to prevent the continuous inclusion of it with bad and unreliable references. I hope this convinces you to keep it.

I also restored the part of the 1838 description of the Mafia. It is seen as one of the earliest description of before the 1860s that show how the early Mafia operated and as such most serious historians mention it in their work (I added Lupo as a reference). I am open to change the language, but not to deleting it, as it is one of the few sources that show that something like the Mafia existed before it was first named. Thanks for your understanding and I hope we can resolve this without reverting each other all the time. - DonCalo (talk) 09:31, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

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Lead sections[edit]

From the Manual of Style: "Articles about fiction, like all Wikipedia articles, should adhere to the real world as their primary frame of reference. The approach is to describe the subject matter from the perspective of the real world, in which the work of fiction and its publication are embedded."[3] Because we violate that left and right in the character biographies, the norm evolved to adhere to MOS in the opening and get each article off to a correct start. The aforementioned quote is not the only relevant Wikipedia guideline on this. Notice the glaring dearth of superhero articles among the comics articles listed as examples of articles that doing exemplary jobs of adhering to real-world perspective.[4] (Of course, some of those articles may have gotten screwed up since their original inclusion on that list.) Doczilla @SUPERHEROLOGIST 10:38, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

For example, use "character that" instead of "character who" in the lead. In the real world, Magneto is not a mutant. Magneto is a fictional character. Doczilla @SUPERHEROLOGIST 10:40, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

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Geiger-Marsden Experiment[edit]

Hi Kurzon. "Nobody ever takes notice." Alas, so true. I regret that I cannot commit to giving your effort the careful scrutiny it seems to deserve, but I will put it on my "to-do" list, and hope to work on it as much as I have time for. (Since I generally have "no time", and am up to my armpits in alligators, I'm not very optimistic.) At the least, I think your work is valuable and appreciate the considerable effort I see you have made. It may well be a long time before much happens, as people with big chunks of both free time and enthusiasm are pretty rare, life being what it is. Wikipedia seems to progress on an evolutionary time scale, by fits and starts. All the best, Wwheaton (talk) 02:43, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

RE: Please review this article (Geiger–Marsden experiment)[edit]

Hi Kurzon. I am sorry that I cannot review the article (Geiger–Marsden experiment) because currently I am quite busy, and I have been inactive on Wikipedia since April 2011. But your effort is very much appreciable and I hope one day your articles will also be featured. Thank you. Amit6 (talk) 04:34, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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Choco chip cookie.png For your work on Geiger–Marsden experiment. It may not be at FA-level yet, but it sure is better than this! Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 17:22, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

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Respond at Wikipedia:Peer review/Geiger–Marsden experiment/archive2[edit]

Hello again, just in case you're busy here to remind that I await your response there. You can address those comments whenever you want but we need be able to communicate there so that the PR can move forward. Good day, Ugog Nizdast (talk)

Letting you know that I've given three more comments there. I can continue the review if you want, just ping me or leave me a message. Good day, Ugog Nizdast (talk) 10:55, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks![edit]

Thanks for your help. I am encouraged much. Aozoramat (talk) 23:09, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

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