User talk:MarkWKidd

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Hello, MarkWKidd, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Luray, Virginia[edit]

You seem to have a great interest in Luray, especially the caverns. Are you a native resident of Luray? My family names are Beahm and Judd. Anyone with those last names are related to me in some way. - CobaltBlueTony 19:46, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm actually just a fan. I currently live in Lexington, Kentucky but I hope to continue my research into the caverns and particularly the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Luray (whether that means relocating or scheduling more lengthy visits. Do you live there now? --Markkidd 12:01, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
No, but my maternal grandfather is from there, as was/is his whole family -- a large number of them, anyway. - CobaltBlueTony 14:31, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Complex partial seizure[edit]

I'm puzzled why you reverted to a version you found "troubling". Yes, I did read the talk page. If you read the article carefully, it doesn't actually say that St Paul is "creative" - he is included in a separate list of "great historical figures". I have already added links on the talk page that you if follow, would include discussion of St. Paul, Napoleon, van Gogh, Socrates, etc. IMO, such speculation regarding historical figures is fit only for a Sunday magazine, not a serious encyclopedia. The reasons for my edit were:

  1. There is no need for a general list of people posthumously "diagnosed" with epilepsy in this article. This is an article about complex partial seizures, not the history of epilepsy.
  2. The list of "creative" people with epilepsy does not include anyone with a firm diagnosis of epilepsy other than Dostoevsky. Indeed, of the creative people in List of people with epilepsy, it is only Dostoevsky that could be argued to have found any creative source from his epilepsy. Finally, it is not possible to be sure that he had complex partial seizures - which is the purpose of this article and the argument regarding creativity. PMID 16194626 reckons he had "an idiopathic generalized epilepsy with minor involvement of the temporal lobe" - but that is also just speculation.
  3. Rather than attempt to repeat the work of List of people with epilepsy, the reader can follow a link to that article and make their own mind up as to whether there are a significant number of "creative types" with epilepsy.

Regarding your edit: The use of a straight revert-to-previous-version is regarded as a hostile act on Wikipedia. It should really be reserved for vandalism or spam. In addition, your edit comment was insulting to me. If you have a problem with an edit made by a non-anonymous editor, leave a message on their talk page. Alternatively, if you think it best to discuss more widely, use the article's talk page - but take care not to get personal in an open forum.

I think we both agree that the current version of the article is unsatisfactory. Naturally, I prefer my previous edit, but there is room for improvement if you are willing to contribute.

Colin°Talk 09:10, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

"History" vs. "History and Conception"[edit]

My thought on knocking the heading back to just "History" is twofold. First off, I was interested in keeping the headings as brief as possible. In the headings, I believe that less is more. Secondly, how the organ was originally conceived seems to be a part of the history, and thus it can be shortened to just that.

So that was my thought process on shortening it. SchuminWeb (Talk) 05:35, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

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Brett Ratliff (Musician)[edit]


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We have to be careful here[edit]

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Thank you for your note, and please believe that I value transparency about conflict of interest. I am fortunate to have been able to turn several passionate personal interests or hobbies into employment during my career, making it important for me to maintain a high standard for my participation on wikipedia. Intermittent as it may be. Markkidd (talk)

Once again you have a very clear conflict of interest in advertising Appalshops's documantary in an article, directly linking to it rather than using it as a reference or otherwise. It may be relevant to discuss events in the documentary in the elk river article or to use it as a reference, the existence of the documentary itself is of little to no relevance. Once again it is conflict of interest Wikipedia:Spam Mycosys (talk) 14:08, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

In your position I would follow the advice of the COI article and post a request in the talk page declaring your possible COI and posting the information that is within the documentary that would be relevant and that it would be good to use as a cite, and asking somebody without a potential COI to make the edit.I am an activist myself so totally understand your passion and loved the doco btw - just posted as it was it comes out like an ad for the doco, not information on the relevant history of the region. I am not a hugely regular editor either but I think it may be relevant in a see also or related. If it has won awards the doco itself might be considered notable and worthy of an article linked to in the see also section. I am rather arthritic so not really up to writing a summation of the relevant history and mixing the bits form the doco with what is already there and ref-ing the doco amongst it but if you want to have a go and put it on the talk page and it fits WP:NPOV I or somebody else will have no issue putting it in place, or you could do it yourself iirc if you are VERY careful to keep NPOV but i believe it is 'strongly discouraged'. Its not a bad doco or info source - just what you had there was more like an ad for the doco not history in itself. Mycosys (talk) 14:39, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

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