User talk:McSly

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MMR vaccine controversy[edit]

Is there anywhere that we can show that an Italian judge ruled that an mmr inoculation caused autism in a child? -penny4 guy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Penny4 guy (talkcontribs) 03:44, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello. you should direct your suggestions for changes to the talk page of the article here so it's easier for other people to weigh in. I would say though that you need reliable sources and that Mercola is really, really, really not reliable for anything. Also asserting in the article that a judge could decide a scientific question is laughable on its face.--McSly (talk) 04:24, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

February 15[edit]

Why this source on homeopathy is not right? --Pediainsight (talk) 12:26, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Have you read it? --McSly (talk) 17:02, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes, all right, but, what do you think about this source? Can I use it?

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/apr/11/world-homeopathy-awareness-week-homeopathic-preparations

--Pediainsight (talk) 20:05, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Airbus A320neo[edit]

I already cited a source for the Airbus A320neo not being a new aircraft. As I said, most everything published about it has implied that it's a new aircraft. It is not. Boeing is conducting a similar program with the 737MAX. They're not new airframes. They are new engines on old airframes. I'm going to continue to edit the article. If Wikipedia blocks me it will just confirm that Wikipedia is not interested in the truth. The Airbus A320neo article already reads like a commercial for the airplane and Airbus and should be rewritten entirely. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trymeonce (talkcontribs) 16:21, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Hello, as other editors have pointed out to you, your interpretation is incorrect. The Airbus A320 neo is not about upgrading already purchased airplanes, but a new upgraded version of the A320. As a matter of fact, this is what your own sources states so i hope that everything is clear now.--McSly (talk) 01:06, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Homeopathy[edit]

Please, do not delete the content. This is a true quote, Yehudi Menuhin is famous, and Goodreads is a right source. --Pediainsight (talk) 18:14, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

I am going to restore the content. --Pediainsight (talk) 18:17, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello, the opinion of a violinist cannot possibly be relevant on a science article. The fact that you think that it is, is actually troubling. If you add it again, don't worry, someone else will remove it as for the same reason I just mentioned. --McSly (talk) 19:18, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

This violinist opinion is part of the history of the homeopathy on 20th century. Famous people can show a point of view about homeopathy. On all the articles some famous people shows opinions about the themas --Pediainsight (talk) 19:23, 4 March 2015 (UTC) --Pediainsight (talk) 19:24, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

My answer stays the same. --McSly (talk) 19:50, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

My point of view is the same. --Pediainsight (talk) 21:01, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Do you think Goodreads is a right source? --Pediainsight (talk) 21:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Goodreads is not the original source. You need to find it.
You could add to Yehudi Menuhin's article that he believed in homeopathy. That this would damage his reputation is unfortunate, but so be it. His statement is very inaccurate and shows he didn't have a clue. Also, we can't start adding every single believer's name to the homeopathy article. That type of information belongs in the individual's own article. We do have Category:Homeopaths (where he wouldn't belong), and we don't have Category:Fools who believe in homeopathy, and rightly so. -- Brangifer (talk) 03:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, we must introduce also another category:, Category:People paid by pharmaceutical industry bye. --Pediainsight (talk) 15:43, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Oh dear me! What is astonishing is that I see the same sort of thing time after time. Perhaps it isn't astonishing at all, but sad. Ah well. I'm going to steal your page category too. Thanks. -Roxy the dog™ (resonate) 17:11, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Creation science[edit]

Dear McSly, Yes, I certainly do disagree with your recent undo of my contributions. The page is entirely slanted against Creation Science. Using the word "attempt" to describe the efforts of creation scientists implies that they are not succeeding. "Seek" is a much more neutral word, and I don't see what anyone should object to it.

The page also says that professional scientists disagree with this view. I think the more neutral statement is that most disagree. As I showed, there are numerous scientists who in fact agree. How can the page be neutral without this fact being shown?

Please, I am going to revert the page back to include my edits. If you choose to revert them again, I think you should demonstrate why and how they are not objective.

Thank you, musoniki — Preceding unsigned comment added by Musoniki (talkcontribs) 00:52, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Shiatsu[edit]

Yes - people keep undoing the edits while I am editing. Please look at the Talk page there are lots of complaints about the biased nature of the article - including contributions from one of the people doing the undoing. I am trying to cite examples of acupressure / shiatsu (which is a type of acupressure) from international journals but can't because I can't complete the post. I have emailed about this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eikoku (talkcontribs) 17:24, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello @Eikoku:, the best way to resoilve the dispute is to discuss the changes on the talk page of the article and not try to force them as it will most likely fail. There is a new section that has been created here, you should join the discussion. --McSly (talk) 17:32, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

AAH page[edit]

Hello,

I'm glad to see that your other threads are anti mumbo jumbo things like Homeopathy and MMR vaccine being linked to autism. These have both been proved to be wrong by science. However, the issue on the AAH has not yet been settled, and my comments only highlighted that discussion on the topic has restarted again in recent times. Also, it is wrong to say that Westenhoffer was a Nazi. Do you think all people who believe in the AAH are Nazis? AAH is not eugenism. Please explain why you disagree — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aquapess (talkcontribs) 16:37, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Vandal bot[edit]

where is the right page to report vandal bot? Bcrouchjrff (talk) 23:58, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello @Bcrouchjrff:, you just need to check your own talk page. The bot left you a few messages, you just didn't bother to read them. From what I can see the reverts were justify, so there is really nothing useful to report. --McSly (talk) 00:12, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

The first revert definitely wasn't, the old reversion wouldn't take me to the section of page, but it did when I fixed it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bcrouchjrff (talkcontribs) 00:15, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]

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This message is being sent to let you know of a discussion at the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding a content dispute discussion you may have participated in. Content disputes can hold up article development and make editing difficult for editors. You are not required to participate, but you are both invited and encouraged to help this dispute come to a resolution. Please join us to help form a consensus. Thank you! Robert McClenon (talk) 15:49, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

There is a discussion that you may (or may not!) be interested in joining[edit]

Wikipedia:Requests for mediation/Eurofighter Typhoon 2 regards Mztourist (talk) 04:29, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Abiogenesis.[edit]

Dr. Peet holds a B.S. with honors in chemistry and an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Nottingham, and a Ph.D. in photochemistry from Wolverhampton Polytechnic. Dr. Peet, who is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, has served in higher education for 22 years with 2 years service as international development manager for science education projects.

Seems like someone who would be qualified to talk about the subject of abiogenesis, which falls right into his realm of knowledge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:30A:2E95:6F20:F058:FA71:1443:46F2 (talk) 04:23, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

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Hope to see you join! Harej (talk) 21:06, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

statements with citation needed are okay[edit]

I saw the reversion you made to the List of cognitive biases article. For the edit summary you wrote, "Please provide that citation. Don't add citation needed tag on text that you add yourself." This is not a good reasoning for the revert. Adding a {{citation needed}} tag to one's own material is perfectly fine. The WP:USI section of the Wikipedia:Content removal essay even explicitly states so. It'd be particularly odd if you wouldn't have reverted if the editor had not used the citation needed template, so your reversion is best interpreted (as per the edit summary) as being due to the statement being unsourced. Unsourced statements are allowed on Wikipedia and unless you have a reason to remove them, you ought not do it. The reasoning for removal can be very weak but it cannot be simply because the statement is unsourced. We ought not punish users who ask for help with citing by using a citation needed tag.

Without looking into it too deeply, in this instance it seems that affirmation bias may be the same or close to the same as confirmation bias and therefore the entry was already in the list. (Not 100% sure of that, so it's just an example.) A reason like this would have been a valid for the removal of the text.

In general, reverting with Twinkle is best reserved for vandalism (as per its own documentation which says "Anti-vandalism tools, such as Twinkle, Huggle, and rollback, should not be used to undo good-faith changes unless an appropriate edit summary is used"). As explained above, you didn't give an appropriate edit summary. Plus, no assumption of good faith was needed here; this was a good faith edit. I wouldn't have used Twinkle's rollback feature in this scenario. Also, don't forget that it's not a bad idea to welcome users. Twinkle makes that easy. Jason Quinn (talk) 16:23, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Jason, thanks for the information. --McSly (talk) 12:51, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
  • The edit shown in the diff seems to be an "appropriate edit summary" to me. The main issue Anti-vandalism tools in this regard is they can provide no reason in the edit summary. Just my 2 cents anyway. Remove my post if this is not welcome or needed, thanks. -Fnlayson (talk) 19:57, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Jamalmunshi[edit]

We ec'd on his talk page. I think the guy means well but just doesn't know what the standards are here, so I left him a gently worded note. Short Brigade Harvester Boris (talk) 01:57, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

You are right. I removed the warning.--McSly (talk) 02:02, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

That IP you reverted at the YEC article?[edit]

See User:EranBot/Copyright/rc - it was copyvio. Doug Weller (talk) 18:46, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Your message[edit]

Could You have a look at my replies to Your comment, please. Thanks Boeing720 (talk) 03:41, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

User talk:137.147.7.175 vandalism[edit]

Considering that the vandal is going to continue inserting that filth back in, I would leave it for now. I have let the blocking admin know on the ANI section, and I am sure they will do something about it. --Skamecrazy123 (talk) 17:19, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Sure, sounds good. thanks for the advice. --McSly (talk) 17:21, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
You might be interested in this, cheers, Huldra (talk) 13:56, 26 August 2015 (UTC)