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A welcome from Sango123[edit]

Hello, Meamemg, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions; I hope you like the place and decide to stay. We're glad to have you in our community! Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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-- Sango123 (talk) 23:16, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

P.S. Feel free to leave a message on my talk page if you need help with anything or simply wish to say hello. :)

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CVC[edit]

You are right, it is September for the CVC opening. I changed it back. I thought I read somewhere that it had been pushed back to December. Yesterday's Roll Call article correctly states September.--Daysleeper47 15:10, 18 October 2006 (UTC)


United States Senate Page[edit]

You're welcome. I see you've been about the only editor trying to keep the article free of vandalism. I'll be happy to stick around and assist. (I'm probably off-net for a three days starting Tuesday, so you're on your own then.) John Broughton | Talk 01:21, 6 November 2006 (UTC) :Just curious, if VP Cheney were impeached and thus tried in the Senate? Am I correct, in assuming the president pro tempore (currentley: Robert Byrd), would preside over the Trial? GoodDay 18:36, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

BSA[edit]

Welcome to the Scouting WikiProject! I noticed your interest in the Boy Scouts of America. You may be interested in The Language of Scouting, the official BSA style guide- we us this as a supplement to the AP Stylebook. In the terms and style section is an entry on capitalization that should prove useful. Please let us know if you have any questions. --Gadget850 ( Ed) 22:11, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

I replied to your question on my talk page. --Gadget850 ( Ed) 00:53, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

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Presiding over the Senate[edit]

I saw your edit to President pro tempore of the United States Senate. You are correct that only majority-party senators currently preside. I suspect, however, that the anon who referred to senators of both parties presiding is thinking of the Senate of an earlier era; senators from both parties routinely took part in presiding until I believe the mid-1970's. I'm going to leave a note to the anon to this effect, though with dynamic IP's I don't know whether he or she will receive it. Regards, Newyorkbrad 23:10, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Special Rules[edit]

Hi Meamemg,

Recently, I registered, but I was the original author of the Special Rules article.

You made a made a change in it in November, but I recently changed it back. You changed a "Majority of the entire membership" to "majority vote." These are two different things. Majority vote is a majority of the votes cast. In an organization with 125 members, a vote of one in favor, no one against is a majority vote in RONR. For some things, like adopting special rules is a majority of the entire membership (or a 2/3 vote with notice) is needed. If the organization has 125 members, 63 yes votes are needed (RONR, pp. 17, 390-1) is needed.

I just wanted you to know that I changed your edit. Please feel free to chech on the RONR website or ask the question on that board if you'd like to verify it.

Thanks,

--J. J. in PA 08:35, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Blocking a nonregistered member[edit]

How do you block an unregistered member engaging in vandalism?

I have one on a page that I monitor.

J. J. in PA 16:58, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Where do I leave the formal warning; it's a living person's bio. Don Bailey.

He's not registered, so I can't talk with him.

J. J. in PA 21:21, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

    Thank you.  Perhaps this will stop it; I'm a little concerned because it is a living person biography.

J. J. in PA 03:21, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

A new post warning post from Lawprofessor. He is adding "sanctioned" comment again.

J. J. in PA 21:44, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Striking your vote[edit]

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WP:CITE[edit]

For the record, I don't think WP:BLP would regard an unsourced statment about a living person as "unharmful", but I'm glad you found a reliable source. Happy editing. Croctotheface 05:14, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate[edit]

I've whitelised the specific url per your request, for President pro tempore of the United States Senate and have added the citation back[1]. Thanks Meamemg. Cheers--Hu12 (talk) 05:13, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

the Instant-runoff voting article.[edit]

Thanks for your comments on this article. All the issues in the RFC are about the introduction, which is a critical part of the article. One of the editors is COI on this, being a paid consultant to FairVote and, quite possibly -- the timing is perfect -- a "meat puppet" recruited by the Executive Director of FairVote. He was blocked for that, but because he is a published author in the field, and it seemed like he would behave reasonably, I helped restore his access. However, he must be understood as promoting a pro-IRV agenda. He's reasonably restrained in that. User:MilesAgain is an acknowledged sock who has been largely promoting the same agenda that was promoted and maintained in the article by the blocked sock puppets User:BenB4 and User:Acct4 and the IP editor who acknowledged being Rob Richie (which was also known by the IP). I don't know who MilesAgain actually is.... but the point is that these editors know that the introduction is very important, for many readers, where IRV is being promoted, will read the introduction and nothing else. So what is in the introduction should be spotlessly NPOV.

It's clear why they want the Robert's Rules "recommendation" there. In the past, I've added the balancing information to the introduction that is necessary to make it an NPOV report, and, of course, it was objected that this was too much information for the introduction. So ultimately the mention of Robert's Rules was moved to the interior of the article where the explanation could be complete. It seemed that it was settled, but MilesAgain put it back and has been edit warring over it, moving the language around, recommendation to advises to suggests and all of it ignoring the basic point: Robert's Rules actually criticizes IRV, specifically. There are other "preferential voting" methods which don't have the problem RR is concerned about.

The other issues are more subtle. The emphasis that the voter is casting a "single vote" has previously been acknowledged by a neutral editor as being totally unnecessary for the meaning, so why do they want it? It's because there is current legal controversy -- and actual lawsuit over this -- and FairVote is actively promoting the controversial position that IRV is only a "single vote." It's arguable, for sure, but promoting a controversial position in the introduction? Not okay! Again, detail is already there, the use of the term adds nothing except to promote a particular interpretation. And without source, to boot.

As to the explanation of the name, "Instant Runoff Voting" was invented by FairVote as a political tactic, this is well-known, and should actually be in the article, I'm trying to find reliable source for it. The method is actually a simulation from stated preferences of Exhaustive ballot, not Runoff voting, and it behaves very differently from Runoff voting as a result. Again, it's a complex issue. I'd be in favor of *history* on the invention of the name being in the intro; otherwise, it is essentially promoting a political intepretation.

FairVote developed these arguments and interpretations and has been promoting them for more than ten years. Many of the arguments are, indeed, quite subtle, I bought the "Robert's Rules recommends..." argument myself for over a year. Until I learned that I needed to look at FairVote arguments with a jaundiced eye. Anyway, thanks for your comment; I hope you will look at the other two components to the RFC and indicate your opinions there as well. --Abd (talk) 20:56, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

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Rollback[edit]

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I have granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is that after a review of some of your contributions, I believe you can be trusted to use rollback correctly, and for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck and thanks. JamieS93 20:09, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! meamemg (talk) 20:23, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

coconut doughnut[edit]

Thanks for looking at the coconut doughnut article. I hadn't noticed that a third already weighed in. Pdcook (talk) 02:00, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

third opinion miliband[edit]

Your opinion there was appreciated and clearly presented, thank you. Off2riorob (talk) 18:14, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Scouting elections[edit]

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Meamemg! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 04:08, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

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I appreciate your support[edit]

Thanks for noticing my corrective edit to the Title 18 (U.S. Code) page.

- Peter  — Preceding unsigned comment added by PDGPA (talkcontribs) 00:53, 4 January 2015 (UTC) 

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Zakir Naik[edit]

I am surprised. The only edit I made was putting a word extremist. You can please google and figure out that Zakir Naik is banned throughout the developed and emerging non-islamic countries because of his extreme take on wahaabi islam. !! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.192.113.57 (talk) 22:48, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for responding. As mentioned as WP:BLP any potentially controversial statement in an article on a living person needs to be supported with high quality sources. So the requirement would be that we cite in the article the support for the claim, even if you can find it on google. Also, changes of this nature should be discussed on the articles talk page first, since other editors are likely to disagree with the change. This allows the community to come to a consensus on what should be included in the first sentence of the article. Happy editing! meamemg (talk) 23:03, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

List of Vita games - Playstation TV compatibility[edit]

Hello Meamemg, Thank you for your comments regarding my edit on the [[2]] . I am new to wikipedia and created an account to help the list accurately reflect PSTV compatibility. I understand and respect the wikipedia rules for citing reliable sources.

I have a concern with the way the vast majority of Vita games are by default listed as non-compatible with the PSTV (default is "no") I think "unknown" would be a better alternative by default.

regards FSSimon (talk) 20:12, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

@FSSimon: Hi, and welcome to Wikipedia. I'm glad you decided to join us and contribute. In cases where it says "Yes" or "No" without a source, I think it would be fine to change it to unknown. It looks like all of the entries have some sort of source in the last column, so just make sure you check that the source listed does not indicate one way or the other before making that change. However, you may want to bring this up on the article's Talk Page , since that is where other editors will look for discussions about the article's content, and other editors may feel differently about this than I do. Happy Editing! meamemg (talk) 22:55, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

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Checking in[edit]

Hi Meamemg,
I noticed you reverted an edit of mine on the Executive Schedule article. I'm not particularly familiar with the subject of the article, so I don't doubt that you're correct that the military's senior flag officers go by a different pay schedule. However, what led me to believe otherwise was the first footnote in this ref from the CJCS article in the rank section. Just thought I'd bring this to your attention in case the statement on the CJCS article had to be changed. Ergo Sum 04:15, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. These positions are "limited by" the executive schedule, but do not have their pay set by it. At the top of the executive schedule article is a note that "The Executive Schedule is linked to the rates of pay for...uniformed military personnel, because various federal laws establishing those pay systems normally tie the maximum amount payable to various levels of the Executive Schedule," which is what is going on in this case. meamemg (talk) 15:49, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

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