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Anna Frodesiak (talk) 21:08, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

User:Anna Frodesiak.....thank you very much for the invite...but I will have to decline. As someone who now contributes alot to our policies and other admin pages I think it's best I stay above the fray of being an admin. I have been here a very very long time and think it's best if I am interpreting community consensus.... that I not be involved in daily implementation of thoses policies. I also think its best the next generation of Wikipedians police themselves. That said there are some tools I would like to use.....but not so much so that I would take on the burden of being an admin. Again thanks for thinking of me.--Moxy (talk) 03:15, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Need Your Help Solving a Mystery![edit]

Dear Moxy,

I was just reading the article on Qin Shi Huang and noticed that the reference of its lede to his [1] was downplayed by the clause "though a closer examination renders the account doubtful". Reviewing the article about the burning and burying, I noticed a section titled Skepticism, which was based on the work of a single unlinked scholar named Michael Nylan. [2] I checked the talk page of Qin's article and found an unsigned comment complaining about this downplay, and here the story became even stranger. The complaint mentioned that the references justifying it were themselves of dubious quality, one being from the Falun Gong and the other a Christian media outlet. I have replied to the comment and am seeking the expertise of a Wikipedian focused on ancient Chinese history. I checked the China article and found you to have many recent edits there. Care to lend a hand?

Sincerely, Duxwing (talk) 01:52, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

The Washington Times[edit]


I was just wondering if you can take a quick look at the talk page at The Washington Times about ongoing lead issues. There has been a lot of news spamming and unencyclopedic content pushed lately, and it would be nice to have someone more level headed look at it.


Marquis de Faux (talk) 00:38, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Australia's head of state, again[edit]

Howdy. An Rfc at Monarchy of Australia has opened, concerning the topic head of state. GoodDay (talk) 20:27, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

If you're able, please check for deletions of edits in the page history Travelmite (talk) 22:29, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
I like this source....what you guys think.... worded very well. Cheryl Saunders (2003). It's Your Constitution: Governing Today. Federation Press. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-86287-468-8.--Moxy (talk) 22:35, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Of course, every textbook would more or less say the same. No point to having an RfC when it is ignored and links to it deleted from the talk page. Travelmite (talk) 23:40, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Will be honest here....I'm a little lost on what you're talking about....what was deleted?--Moxy (talk) 23:43, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
I think Travelmite is pointing out that when Skyring made adjustments to the Rfc at Monarchy of Australia, he deleted my mentioning the 2016 Rfc which was held at Wikipedia:WikiProject Politics. I've since restored it. GoodDay (talk) 23:48, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Skyring started an Rfc, about 20 minutes after I started mine. A bit a of mix up at first, but we combined the two in to one. GoodDay (talk) 23:50, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
I can't find any academic sources about this.... there are few that mention there's been a debate but that's clear to most scholars what the legal standing is.--Moxy (talk) 00:26, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
When the great David Smith declares the governor-general Australia's head of state, Elizabeth II just doesn't have a chance ;) GoodDay (talk) 17:30, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Oh yes. Skyring/Pete will dig in his heels. GoodDay (talk) 21:00, 4 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I am having trouble transferring all my citations to the article so I am adding them manually.

Yaz.17 (talk) 17:15, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

@User:Yaz.17 best bring this to the articles talk page... references and formatting issues that need to be addressed before they will let you put it in.--Moxy (talk) 17:20, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

I re-uploaded it. There should be citations included now if you would like to check them out. Yaz.17 (talk) 17:23, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Don't get caught plagiarizing word for word?--Moxy (talk) 21:39, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

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Hi! I'm not seeing the copyvio problem there – could you lay it out for me in words of one syllable? I saw the text you searched for in the book, but not that it was in the content added by the student user. What did I miss? Thanks, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 11:11, 2 November 2018 (UTC)


Hi this is to inform you that Dyslexia which you edited will be submitted for WikiJournal of Medicine...The objective of this message is to invite the contributors to collaboratively submit the article for review through Wiki.J.Med, and if possible, to help in further betterment of the article in accordance to the suggestions of the reviewers. Wikipedia articles are collaboratively authored. So, it is very important to make the authors aware of such a process that the article is currently undergoing[3] thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:04, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Opinion needed[edit]

Hello. Would you be interested to say your opinion about the issue raised here — Talk:List of heads of state of Angola#Requested move 2 November 2018? Thanks in advance. --Sundostund (talk) 02:17, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Slovak artists[edit]

How about requesting references first, before removing? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:05, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Going to copy info from main article.... list of people isn't helpful tells us nothing. Going to clean up the article.--Moxy (talk) 15:07, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Good luck! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:14, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Dammit the main art article was deleted as being unsourced and just a list like the main article.....will have to rewrite the section on my own. Working on this today and tomorrow.--Moxy (talk) 16:17, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

H. H. Holmes[edit]

Hi. I have reverted an edit of yours on this article, and would like to remind you about WP:BRD. When your Bold edit has been Reverted by another editor, the recommended next step, if you continue to think the edit is necessary, is to Discuss the dispute on the article talk page with other editors, but not to re-revert it, which is the first step to edit warring, a disruptive activity which is not allowed. Discussion on the talk page is the only way we have of reaching consensus, which is central to resolving editing disputes in an amicable and collegial manner, which is why communicating your concerns to your fellow editors is essential. While the discussion is going on, the article generally should remain in the status quo ante until the consensus as to what to do is reached.

You should know that the issue of "In popular culture" sections has come up several times, and there has never been a consensus that these sections should not appear in Wikipedia articles, or to allow their wholesale removal. Please take this into consideration when you start the discussion on the article talk page. Reverting again without a discussion and a consensus will most probably result in a report being files at WP:ANI. Beyond My Ken (talk) 23:45, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Pls join the ongoing chat about the new addition so and yes restore would be best Talk:H. H. Holmes#Moxy's edits.--Moxy (talk) 00:17, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

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