User talk:Moabdave

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mountain meadows editing[edit]

just want them to tell the truth about the mormons killing all those people at mountain meadows.

it was whitewashed in 2004 due to romneys presidential run — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.178.249.159 (talk) 00:08, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Your conspiracy theory falls apart as the lead changes you are protesting were made in 2012, not 2004. Furthermore, Romney's runs were in 2008 and 2012. As noted in the linked discussion, I was involved in that discussion, and I assure you I have no interest in giving the Mormon church PR, as my edit history can attest. So accusing me of being part of a conspiracy won't get you very far. May I instead suggest you address the points made in the debate if you feel the lead should be changed. Dave (talk) 00:36, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


conspiracy theory oh please. I did not accuse you so settle down and Romney ran for president as soon as bush started his 2nd term. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.178.249.159 (talk) 00:34, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

roadtraffic-technology.com blacklist[edit]

Hi I saw your post on Talk:Cyberpower678 because this URL is blacklisted on another page (Jiaozhou Bay Bridge) and I was wondering you mentioned "I see the investigation is ongoing" .. do you know where that is? -- GreenC 16:27, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Apparently all sites owned by "Kable", a UK based aggregater site have been blacklisted, including this one. The discussion is going in at [1], but you have to scroll down a bit. It seems like the pendulum swung too far on this one. Dave (talk) 16:49, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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Four Corners
Thank you for quality articles on the Four Corners region, such as Thistle, Utah, and the "cursed" U.S. Route 491, actually visiting the sites to take pictures, and for helpful edit summaries, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:25, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 458th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:25, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Two years ago ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:27, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Three years ago you were recipient no. 458 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:08, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

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replied to your comment[edit]

on my talk page Famartin (talk) 00:08, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Interstate 8[edit]

Hey! Hope all is well. If you get a chance, could you take a look at I-8? It's at ACR right now, but if you don't have time for a full review, that's okay. It's the most complex article I've done, so I'm a bit unsure about it. --Rschen7754 05:31, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

OK. I'll try to get to it this week. Thanks for the heads up. Dave (talk) 04:38, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

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Yet another User:Link Smurf sock[edit]

Another eolgi User:Core72 Meters (talk) 02:07, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks got it. Sigh, this guy is persistant, I'll give him that.Dave (talk) 02:17, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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First Transcontinental Railroad[edit]

Hi, your input on the editorial quality of the First Transcontinental Railroad article which you contributed to in the past is needed here. Thanks. — btphelps (talk to me) (what I've done) 22:12, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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