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Cannibis - drug

Please read my response to your points further to the repeated cutting out of my edit on the mental health aspects of cannibis (see talk page Talk:Cannabis_(drug) ) - and respond.

Thanks,

--Zigzagzen (talk) 09:01, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Vancouver

Just to give some insight into why Vancouver has such a large skyline. Vancouver's(metro)area is only 1000 square miles,probably one of the smallest area's for a metro in North America. Of that 1000 square miles(2500 sq kilometers)only a third of that is availiable for development.Mountains to the north and bog and river delta to the south. Even suburbs like Burnaby New Westminster and others have a plethora of high rise buildings. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.66.73.65 (talk) 08:13, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

physics image

Hi.

Could you maybe fix the typo in Image:Physicsdomains.jpg when you have a minute? There's an extra "or" in the y-axis label.

Thanks a bunch. Rracecarr (talk) 18:47, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

I fixed it. ElectricalVandilize Me 01:54, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I can be somewhat derelict on these things.--Loodog (talk) 02:10, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Public Mass Transit

While, I do not object to your constructive Cleveland edit. The original "Public" Mass Transit section heading under Cleveland was more specific (at least Today).


There were and ARE many "Private Mass Transit" systems in North America. Where buses and/or trains are run by private for-profit corporations (as opposed to a local/municipal government administrations/agencies: city/town/village/county...).


Although "Cleveland" raises the whole issue of the: "City of Cleveland" versus "Greater Cleveland" which is generally the larger area of Cuyahoga County including many suburbs.


Part of the origin of the "Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Agency" were "Private Mass Transit" companies formed by the Van Sweringen brothers who built the Cleveland Union Terminal/Terminal Tower) and they envisioned a "spoked" transit system with their Cleveland Union Terminal/Terminal Tower being the center hub (and were responsible for the "Blue" and "Green" Shaker Heights light-rail systems).


At some point, ownership and operations of the various separate private and public mass transit systems in the Greater Cleveland area/Cuyahoga County went to the municipalities (not sure if part of that was due to the Vans death - possibly having no heirs?), with the Cleveland Transit System (CTS) being the "largest". Many systems experienced financial and operational difficulties resulting in the proposal to merge them under one system (GCRTA). For several years, there were a few municipalities holding out and operating their own transit systems. North Olmsted was of the last hold-outs (I believe Maple Heights? was the other), NOMBL (North Olmsted Municipal Bus Lines) eventually got completely "sucked into" the GCRTA a little bit at a time and is no longer a separate entity (they held out, but GCRTA gradually chipped away at NOMBL's independence as a separate entity).


Anything mentioning Cleveland Mass Transit "would not be complete" without mentioning the "Vans" and the other "Private Mass Transit" companies and "Public Mass Transit" administrations/agencies which preceded GCRTA. LeheckaG (talk) 20:00, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Considering the context, I hardly think there's any ambiguity in the phrase "mass transit".--Loodog (talk) 20:35, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I was correcting a factual error re: track length of NYC Subway. If you view http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Subway you will see that the NYC Subway is 656 miles (842 miles if you include total length), not 229 miles. Further, I was the one who created the original "ridership/mile" list on the North American rapid transit listings. Were it not for me, none of these listings would have a ridership per mile chart to begin with - I was the one who came up with the idea. Your 229 miles is incorrect. Please refrain from posting a number that is in direct contradiction with the NYC Subway article. It is confusing for viewers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jwill99 (talkcontribs) 20:04, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

test

test--71.232.31.175 (talk) 03:53, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Jon Stewart

"removal of material" notice
Loodog, thank you for your efforts to keep Jon Stewart's article in the best possible condition. I must say, though, that when you type "removal of material" on my talk page, I don't know exactly what you mean. I believe that the only material I removed was an opinion of a Wikipedia contributor. If you go to the Jon Stewart entry discussion page, you can see what is hopefully my clarified proposal. I feel that this is a superior alternative to what is currently on the Jon Stewart entry. If you agree, please let me know and I will make the change.--Mwltruffaut (talk) 07:58, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Peak oil lead

There's talk of revamping the Peak oil lead, and I thought you might be interested in commenting. NJGW (talk) 00:36, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

You better find another city to fool around with I am sic of you fooling around with CHARLOTTE PAGES you can go to some of those other North Carolina city pages and mess with them!!!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.104.238.191 (talk) 02:29, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Public Transit Use Charts

Loodog... I would be more than glad to share the spreadsheets with the raw data from which I created the public transit and commute pattern charts. I used a log scale on the x-axis of these charts because it was the only way to differentiate the cities with the very low public transit figures. Other than the few outliers like Boston, New York and DC, all other cities appear as one giant cluster which makes the chart largely useless. I would be interested to hear more as to why you think log scale would be counterindicated in such a case. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Arturoramos (talkcontribs) 16:25, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Loodog, we are working with three orders of magnitude difference here (range of 0.9% to 78%). I tried every way possible to put in more markers on the x-axis but alas Bill Gates' minions make that impossible in Excel, which is the only graphing software I have available. As I said, I would be glad to share the data with you if you believe you can make the graph work using a linear scale on the x-axis. It is actually available at Public_transit#United_States.
-- Arturoramos (talk) 17:03, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
I am quite familiar with formatting scales and using minor tick marks. Unfortunately, Excel will not allow any tick marks (major or minor) less than an order of magnitude ratio smaller than 10 on log scales. As I mentioned, you are free to recreate the charts from the data.
--- Arturoramos (talk) 21:56, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
OK Sorry I misunderstood your suggestion about "selecting a TYPE of tick mark." I have now placed tick marks on the outside of the axis. I tried mutiple iterations of the chart and taking out the outliers (Northeastern cities) then makes the comparison impossible rather than misleading, i.e. New York is no longer on the same chart or scale as Los Angeles. As far as the size of the bubbles, the chart is simply an XY plot with number of workers being designated as the bubble size variable.
--- Arturoramos (talk) 22:10, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Believe me I have tried doing it on a linear scale and it does not work. The New England map (or most insets) is based on a small minority of points being taken out. It appears that you want me to take out the 20 of the 30 points that are clustered and do an inset of these. The only way to space them out sufficiently to make them legible and labelable is to make the inset as large as the main plot, which is not aesthetically or methodologically sound. I think the log scale is a simple and elegant way of showing data that where points are spaced out in a non-linear fashion.
--- Arturoramos (talk) 22:24, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Loodog, I must commend you for your dedication and tenacity. As I mentioned, and as I think you recognize, the chart is not really legible with the inset because the number of points being inset is the majority of the points and the only way to do the inset is to make it as large as the main chart. Doing an inset for the Northeastern cities might work better but I really think that the extra work interpreting the log scale (if properly labeled and marked) is less than the information lost from the cramped labels and double scales, etc. I am reverting the charts and perhaps we can start a discussion and get some other people's input.
--- Arturoramos (talk) 23:59, 7 July 2008 (UTC)


Please stop your disruptive editing, such as the edit you made to Charlotte, North Carolina. I WILL NOT ACCEPT YOU DISRUPTIE EDITING OF CHARLOTTE. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.104.222.85 (talk) 02:59, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Editing dispute at Charlotte, North Carolina

May I suggest that if the other fellow is unresponsive to requests for discussion that you ask for a third opinion or ask at Wikipedia:WikiProject North Carolina for assistance. You could also consider an article request for comment if things become really intractable. Edit warring when the other user's additions appear in good faith is an unwise idea and, in all honesty, if User:Gonzo fan2007 hadn't protected the page I would have blocked all participants, yourself included. CIreland (talk) 04:24, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Every edit I've made has included a request to discuss the addition on the talk page. This user continues the acts of previous sock IP address, so I can hardly call it the appearance of good faith. I started the topic on the talk page, and each subsequent reversion referenced it. User has taken no good faith actions, and also edit wars on Raleigh, North Carolina with a long history.--Loodog (talk) 04:26, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
Well, look at it this way: Suppose you ask for comments/help at Wikipedia:WikiProject North Carolina and a couple of editors come along and offer their opinions. Suppose, further, that they agree with you, that the material should not be included. If the IP remains taciturn then you can point to a talk page consensus, request unprotection from User:Gonzo fan2007 and bring the article in line with consensus. Of course, there's no guarantee that others won't agree with the inclusion of the material or suggest a compromise between the extremes of verbatim addition and removal, but that's just a part of the process of collaborative editing. CIreland (talk) 04:34, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm fine with what any reasoning, communicative person agrees to on the page.--Loodog (talk) 04:36, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Population densities

I've gone ahead and updated List of United States cities by population with the new 2007 Census estimates. Thanks for holding off on adding a column for densities, feel free to have at it now :) Shereth 15:54, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

"The Cape"

Hello Loodog- I saw your replacement of the "the Cape" bit in the intro to the Cape Cod article. Just wanted to let you know that I didn't delete that without thinking about it. I think it's fine to mention the nickname somewhere, but I don't think it belongs in the opening sentence of the article. I'd also change the most in "most New Englanders" to many, since on several occasions I have mentioned "the Cape" to people in MA and ME and had them say back to me "Cape Ann?" or "Cape Elizabeth?". I've called it the Cape my whole life, but on considering this a few minutes ago, I found this intro too Cape(Cod)-centric. A quick general wp search on 'cape' will show how many capes we have articles about. -Eric talk 19:39, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Okay, research time on hit counts.
And 8 out of 10 first page Google results for "The Cape" refer to Cape Cod.
Of course, none of this is proof of anything, but I think it's enough to claim that most NEer's mean "Cape Cod" when they say "The Cape".
Hi- I'm not sure where you're going with the hit counts, but thanks for showing me the hit counter page. In any case, my main point was regarding where the nickname info should appear in the article. -Eric talk 20:53, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
The point of including a nickname in an opening sentence is to either (1) assure the reader he's in the right place or (2) let the reader know common ways in language to reference the topic. Given that, I think keeping "The Cape" in the opening sentence would improve the article.--Loodog (talk) 21:01, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
I'd be surprised if 1) someone looking for the Cape Cod article would doubt he was in the right place when the article is titled "Cape Cod", and 2) that someone researching Cape Horn (19,149 hits in March 2008) would agree that Cape Cod is the one cape on the English Wikipedia that should be referred to as "the Cape" in "common language." -Eric talk 03:29, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
(1) Someone might hear his fellow Bostonian refer to "The Cape", for example., and (2) I'd expect New Englanders to have a heavy bias toward Cape Cod and away from South America or South Africa when using the phrase.--Loodog (talk) 03:40, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Is the English Wikipedia focused on New Englanders? -Eric talk 03:44, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
No, but recall when I reinserted "The Cape", I qualified it with "Most New Englanders". I have no contentions about Cape Cod being the most popular cape in the world. I'm not asking to rename the article or redirect "The Cape", but to include a notable nickname locals would use.--Loodog (talk) 03:49, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Houston zoning section

Great job with the rewrite..thanks! Postoak (talk) 20:21, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

McCain's insults against his wife

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Barnstar to you for your important contribution. It pointed something that is part the senator's character. It was not merely a "long day."


Thank you for your Cliff Schecter-sourced reference in Cultural and political image of John McCain! Dogru144 (talk) 15:22, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

New York survey format

The trouble with the way it's now recast is that your argument appears right at the top, as part of the framing of the survey question. I could revise my comment to include my argument, but I suggest instead we simply set it up neutrally:

Survey 6: dab?

Should New York be a dab page? Add your name to the "Support" or "Oppose" side by entering # and four tildes.

Support

  1. (Loodog)
  2. (etc)

Oppose

  1. JamesMLane t c 18:46, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
  2. (etc.)


How does that grab you? JamesMLane t c 18:46, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

The fact that we agreed there's no primary usage for "New York" is not my argument; it's a relevant piece of information we've agreed upon.--Loodog (talk) 18:50, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
OK, I've edited my comment to point out that if it's a dab page, none of the readers typing "New York" will get to a substantive article -- which, by your reasoning, isn't my argument, it's just a relevant piece of information we've agreed on. I think the poll would be better if set up as I suggested above but I can grudgingly accept this alternative. JamesMLane t c 18:54, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

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AfD

I've nominated Obama Republican and McCain Democrat for deletion. Northwestgnome (talk) 18:34, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

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Palin/abortion

Loodoog, check talk there when you get a sec, I have further comments. You're a physicist, and I am somewhat of an objectivist - we should be able to get along well and make this paragraph work better. Optimistically, Kaisershatner (talk) 16:59, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

re: edit to Tina Fey

Heya Loodog! I recently reverted an edit you made here. At first, I thought that it seemed logical, and I for one don't have a huge problem with your edit, but I checked the source, only because I find that many celebs won't be so overt in what they say regarding politics. I found the original edit to be much closer to what was given in the reference. Given the contentious nature of anything politics, I opted to revert back to the statement closer to the reference.

Rather than revert and run, I thought I would stop by and explain myself. LonelyBeacon (talk) 03:40, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Right, but she very clearly implied she doesn't want Palin as VP. The statement "I don't want this job" is a cute way of saying, "Don't vote McCain."--Loodog (talk) 03:59, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
Also there's no reason to remove the note about "don't vote Republican". The quote already takes care of stating what she actually said. No one would take the paraphrase beforehand to be what she said literally when the exact quote is there.--Loodog (talk) 04:00, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
For what its worth, I like your most recent edit. IMO, I think the sentiment shouldn't be lost on any reader, and the edit is strongly supported by the reference. Best of luck in future editing. LonelyBeacon (talk) 03:51, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

American Jews edits

I apologize if I came across in an accusatory manner; that was wrong. I fully believe that you have added this out of curiousity and attempt to explain some voting patterns. You should read the Mearshimer book on the Israel lobby (you will find right-wing Christians are quite an important part of it). However, those articles are taken out of context. As I noted in the talk piece, any small group can have huge voting power in the right place. And, in fact, if the argument is with regard to things like local and House elections, any single group can have an enormous impact. For the Jewish (or any other) group to swing a national election requires an extremely tight vote in multiple states, not just one. Even in 2000, the total Jewish vote in any given state would only have been relevant I think in Fla, and there, Jews voted as they always have, heavily Democrat and the state went for Bush. Articles like this give the impression that Jews vote on Israel as their main voting point of view, which is not proven by the statistics portrayed. Israel is part of what Jews care about, but far from the only thing. I am an American who happens to be Jewish. The safety and prosperity of America comes 1st, 2nd and 3rd for me and virtually every Jew I know. Israel is part of my decision process, but only after all other more important things are taken care of first (the economy, civil rights, the abortion debate, taxes, Afghanistan, etc). Sposer (talk) 16:14, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

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Boston

I don't see your request to move Boston, Massachusetts to Boston listed at WP:RM. If the move succeeds, some might protest later that it was not listed there. --Serge (talk) 16:10, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

jessica alba

Although it is partly my persionaly my opinion, it is also fact that jessica alba has a 70% waist hip ratio here is Proof hda3ku (talk) 21:21, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

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Existentialism Lead

If you disagree with the Lead, please discuss on the Talk Page. The current lead is supported by a series of reliable sources, and replacing it without providing alternative sources is controversial and inevitably introduces inaccuracies. Thanks.KD Tries Again (talk) 17:15, 27 October 2008 (UTC)KD Tries Again

Brian Griffin

Please do not add his endorsement for Obama, he is a fictional character, and that isn't relevant, especially because it hasn't appeared on the show at all. If you disagree with this, let's discuss it on the Talk page, and get more feedback from other users. Note that the other political views on the page, are all from the show. CTJF83Talk 07:08, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

New England

I was hoping to email you but couldn't find an address.

I was hoping to get some resolution on the boldfacing. Would you like to change it, or should I?

My point, which will arise again during GA/FA evaluation, was aimed at aesthetics. Although a WikiPolicy pertains. I don't mind leaving boldfacing on New England in the infobox, but don't really think it looks good, which was my original complaint. I don't think it will survive the GA/FA process, but I don't really care now. What would you like to do? Student7 (talk) 17:40, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Existentialism#LEAD: What some sources say

Could you take a look at the last proposal there, please? Sincerely. --141.155.135.66 (talk) 15:26, 3 November 2008 (UTC)


Gif Dipole Radiation

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You created the dipole.gif image. I was wondering what exactly you are ploting there. I am confused, that the fields radiated to the positive x-axis have the opposite sign that those radiated to the negative x-axis. I plotted something similar using matlab. When I have a dipole in y-direction and plot the E_y field in the x-y-plane the positive and negative parts are symmetric about the y-axis. --Geoemyda (talk) 14:06, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Code could be helpfull. It seemes you don't have an email-me button, so please send me a wikipedia mail. -- Geoemyda (talk) 12:53, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

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So sorry that there's no Barnstar . . .

. . . for mass murdering on Wikipedia.  ;) Unschool 03:45, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Jewish people

I think "Jews" sounds a bit disrespectful. I think "Jewish people" is better. Either way, "Jew" and/or "Jewish" should certainly be capitalized, it's correct and respectful. Thank you. Hello4321 (talk) 06:25, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Garden State (film) - excessively restrictive policy

After seeing this removal: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Garden_State_(film)&diff=259657033&oldid=259617350 reason: "blogs are not acceptable sources, remove OR about the search for the pendant being a search for meaning" I've been wondering if it isn't too strict. Especially, text removal without discussion is excessive. Also, direct removal of unsourced statement is not recommended by policies.

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Happy New Years

Is it just me, I always say happy new yearSS :) Must be, I also say IllinoiSSSS, just to snark peopleSSS :) Cheers! --Tom 15:32, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

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"the city of New York City"

Thanks for catching my error ;-) Cheers, Raime 22:04, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

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Knowing is half the battle, eh? That said, thanks for stopping by the clean coal tech article. It needs all the help it can get. SupernautRemix (talk) 23:31, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

GW Bush

Hey you keep working on that article and don't give up. These articles need to be kept honest and free of vandalism. --THE FOUNDERS INTENT PRAISE 03:07, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Mayor.jpg)

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File:DPMridership.jpg

The ridership graph you created for the article Detroit People Mover seems to have one too many zeros in the ridership column. e.g. 2000 instead of 20000. --Millbrooky (talk) 02:07, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Barack Obama

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AfD nomination of Tomorrow is Today (song)

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Sorry!

I missed that you'd already caught that! Shall I revert it back? Kafka Liz (talk) 23:56, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Carterapproval.gif

I'll skip the template message since you seem to know what's going on around here. I have deleted this image, since the entire thing is a work of the Wall Street Journal even without the photo of Carter. You're right that the content in the image could be reproduced by anyone, and to avoid the copyright stuff I'd recommend that someone reproduce it in a form which is completely copyright-free. (ESkog)(Talk) 15:37, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

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Providence schools

Hello Loodog,

I appreciate your point about graduation rates -- I am, emphatically, not trying to grind any axes, only put accurate information in a place in this article where inaccurate stats had been repeatedly placed. 70% is indeed the national rate if you include all districts, urban suburban and rural. And yet cities, generally, have lagged behind this rate (see http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6546716.html for one recent study). The recent downward revision of city stats, apparently, places Providence ahead of the curve, though the reliability if even this assessment is unclear. Beyond this, graduation rates are only one measure of schools' success; there are also national benchmarks under NCLB, in which Providence has had mixed results. All the same, as an educator as well as the parent of several kids who have been in Providence system, I can certainly attest that the schools have some real problems; what's needed here is some way to objectively quantify this issue in a way that doesn't feel as though people are taking potshots at the city. I remain open to other ways to do so. Clevelander96 (talk) 02:31, 2 March 2009 (UTC)


Moon Floating Away

I thought that things get slower as they move due to friction. --Jumper4677 (talk) 20:27, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

There's dust in space. I'm only in 8th grade so I'm not positive, but I don't think that things get faster if they move unless they're getting closer to what they orbit. If they did wouldn't you be able to make a source infinite energy?

Good god, man, Newton's laws of motion, Rotational Inertia. I assume you have textbooks, read them (unless they happen to be called Of Pandas and People, don't read that one). --Kingoomieiii ♣ Talk 20:50, 31 March 2009 (UTC)


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How about now?

"New York is notable among American cities for its high use and 24-hour availability of mass transit, and for the overall density and diversity of its population. In 2005, nearly 170 languages were spoken in the city and 36% of its population was born outside the United States.[7][8] The city is sometimes referred to as "The City that Never Sleeps", while other nicknames include Gotham[9] and the Big Apple."

NOTABLE is not the same as UNIQUE, without having to mention Chicago. --Pgecaj (talk) 20:50, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Public image of Barack Obama

Thanks for the comments. I've posted my response on the Talk page of Public image of Barack Obama.--71.111.230.71 (talk) 00:52, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Phoenix population stuff from intro

I noticed your edit to the Phoenix, Arizona page. I agree (and didn't change any of it), but I felt compelled to mention that Phoenix's population is far greater than Atlanta. -Nicktalk 19:34, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Only in city proper.--Loodog (talk) 19:39, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Tomorrow Is Today (song)

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Skin Color

Sorry about the lack of sources. I've definitely read up on the things I've mentioned, but I can't find them offhand yet. I didn't know the article was so well-monitored, so I thought I'd be able to leave it up and add them later. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.244.133.95 (talk) 15:59, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Please do not add the Star Wars kids' name to Wikipedia

There has been a long discussion, and a policy decision that his real name is private information which we are not further publicizing.

Please do not re-add it to the article talk page.

Thank you. Georgewilliamherbert (talk) 21:19, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Talk page discussion removals

Information.svg Please do not delete or edit legitimate talk page comments, as you did at Talk:New England. Such edits are disruptive and appear to be vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. MikeWazowski (talk) 05:04, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Star Trek

First, your addition had a really long url that caused the article to stretch on a normal monitor. Secondly, it didn't fit in production, it doesn't fit in reviews either, all it tells us is the movie contains a lot of references to Trek lore. And? People deleted it when it was unsourced, people deleted when it was sourced, I'm sorry, but the addition was certainly good faith but not encyclopedic. The article already states the film is a prequel that draws upon many events in the show and book. Alientraveller (talk) 21:15, 13 May 2009 (UTC)