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A barnstar for you![edit]

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I took notice that you reverted some disruptive edits to John (given name). Thank you. LatinWolf (talk) 02:05, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:49, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! It's featured now on Portal:Germany If you have other DYK related to Germany feel free to place it there yourself, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:14, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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symphony of science and scientific skepticism
Thank you for quality contributions to articles, helping new users, for example to scientific skeptic GWUP, for the List of skeptical magazines, for adding images to the Symphony of Science, for language precision and quoting truth and insight, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:34, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 975th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:03, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were recipient no. 975 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:44, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Four years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:00, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Seth Andrews[edit]

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I've replaced it with a png version (Skeptic Zone logo.png) and requested the jpg version to be deleted. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 00:00, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Rob Nanninga[edit]

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nl:Gebruiker:Trydence/1[edit]

Hello! I have got a text for an article in Dutch wikipedia, but translator said that he knows Dutch not good. Could you check this text, please? You can edit right on this page.--Trydence (talk) 16:45, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not interested. I hope you find someone else. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 22:54, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Nice work, happy to follow up with my tools in this case. Jerodlycett (talk) 06:43, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

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A cup of coffee for you![edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg Thanks for editing the AllTrials article. I like the organization's mission but hardly know how to manage the article. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:27, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome! If you'd like some aid, I might help you with the referencing and finding additional sources. Greetings, Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 13:31, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Ryan J. Bell[edit]

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Dorit Reiss[edit]

Your change of the article's name from Dorit Rubinstein Reiss to Dorit Reiss was inappropriate. You should have discussed it with someone. Her formal name in professional circles is Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, not the truncated, and frankly unacceptable, name you used. You might have taken a bit of your time to put it on talk? The problem is that I don't know how to revert your error.

I thought one of the primary attributes of Wikipedia is that we discuss big changes. And you changed someone's name arbitrarily. Explain to me why you did this? Oh wait. I don't care. SkepticalRaptor (talk) 05:40, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I'm willing to explain, but if you don't really care and are just here to voice your frustration, I won't bother. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 10:08, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
I think the redirect should be the other way, as she typically identifies as Dorit Rubinstein Reiss. I can fix that for you if you want? Guy (Help!) 20:18, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Do you have evidence for that? In that case I would be fine with it, otherwise I would rather maintain the simple name. Greetings, Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 20:40, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

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Michael Marshall (skeptic)[edit]

Hi! Just saw that you created a page about Marsh, but I'm not entirely convinced that he's independently notable. Almost all of the sources are only mentions of him or pieces written by him, and none appear to be directly about him. I'm tempted to AfD the article but I know you've put a lot of work into it so wanted to get your thoughts on the sourcing first. Thanks, Sam Walton (talk) 10:36, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

What would convince you he is independently notable then? Two BBC radio interviews, at leat five BBC news articles, 2 in the Telegraph, 2 in the Mirror, 2 in the Daily Mail, 1 by Huffington Post UK. All of those are national news media in the UK and not written by, but about him. Are those articles all entirely about him? No, but they don't have to be: "Significant coverage is more than a trivial mention, but it need not be the main topic of the source material." He acts as a spokesperson for both the MSS and the GTS in many instances, or leads campaigns, projects and investigations. The Olivia Solon article is entirely based on Marshall's investigation, half of the Penman article as well. Others like the Damien Gayle give him quite some space to explain his opinion on the main topic of the article. Also, his Stockholm lecture is broadcast by the Swedish public broadcasting organisation. I think that's rather solid, but I'm interested to hear your opinion. I'm somewhat surprised that you would raise this question, seeing your own excellent article on the Good Thinking Society, the sources and contents of which partly overlap with Marshall's page because they're closely intertwined. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 00:55, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

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Category:Climate change deniers[edit]

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Request for Help on Sources[edit]

Hi! I've read your article Template:Ancient Syria and Mesopotamia. It is an excellent chart and may be the only territorial timeline in EN wiki. I would like to male a territorial timeline myself: could you share me the sources you used to make this timeline? Thank you!Ez zjc333 (talk) 06:01, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Hey Ez,
Thanks for the compliment. I used primarily Dutch language sources, but it shouldn't be a problem to find the same historical data in English works.
  • L. de Blois & R.J. van der Spek, Een kennismaking met de Oude Wereld (2004). Bussum: Uitgeverij Coutinho.
  • Encarta-encyclopedie Winkler Prins (1993–2002). Microsoft Corporation/Het Spectrum. (several articles)
  • Xavier Adams & Liek Mulder, Historische Atlas (1997). Baarn: Uitgeverij Nijgh Versluys.
  • Various articles on English and Dutch Wikipedia.
Note that not all dates are accurate to the same degree, and some are arbitrary to a certain extent. There is, for example, no agreement amongst historians when the Neo-Assyrian Empire began: some say around 900 BCE, others place it much later during the reign of Tiglath-Pileser III (r. 745–727 BCE). My dating of the 3 Hittite periods should also be taken with a grain of salt: it's just an approximation. Good luck! Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 14:24, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi Nederlandse,
Sorry for my tardiness. Thank you for your response. The suggestion of Encarta is really great. It seems that I cannot readily get the English version of the other two books, but I will keep searching. Once again thank you very much: without you I may even don't know where to start.Ez zjc333 (talk) 09:17, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi Ez,
What period and region would you like to cover? I may be able to recommend you some books or other media. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 10:10, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

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Pepijn van Erp[edit]

Hello Dutch Lion: is there any reason Pepijn should call himself Doctorandus? He is unable to provide proof of his degrees . I was unable to find information about his studies at the University he says he attended. I think he should be held accountable since he is a member of a Skeptics society and he should be the first to remove any doubt about being a cheater.. Just a reminderPolar Bear's palaver: Cheater no.18: Pepijn van Erp polarbearspalaver.blogspot.com/.../cheater-no18-pepijn-van-erp.html‎ Oct 21, 2012 ... Pepijn van Erp, skeptic activist and online chess cheater. One of many subhuman online cheaters from the Benelux area. He was banned in the ... Yes I just started to write because I am following his blogs and I cannot write anything there as he erases everything that it is not in his favor so I decided to pursue Wikipedia and other means. Askpepijn (talk) 16:00, 24 April 2016 (UTC)AskpepijnAskpepijn (talk) 16:00, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

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Élizabeth Teissier[edit]

Getting fairly happy with this article now; it needs a little more cleanup, but think the structure's there and everything I think deserves to be included from the French version. Adam Cuerden (talk) 15:55, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

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Skeptic in British English? I'm sceptical about that...[edit]

See https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=sceptic%2C+skeptic&year_start=1700&year_end=2008&corpus=18&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Csceptic%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cskeptic%3B%2Cc0

Evidence of recent pollution of the British spelling :)

However, I'll grant that the OED allows both, though it does say, "Now usually spelt sceptic in the U.K. and British Commonwealth and skeptic in the U.S. Similarly all the derivatives, scepticism/skepticism, etc." Now why would you want to revert my edit? — Hebrides (talk) 21:34, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out, I didn't explain myself properly. Indeed, British English literature does not use 'skeptic' more often than 'sceptic' as you show above. But the words don't necessarily mean the same (anymore). Sceptic has a connotation of the categorical dismissal of any claim, negativity and cynicism, whereas skeptic stands for doubting and investigating extraordinary claims, consumer protection and empathy. So it's not merely a case of 'pollution', rather an enrichment of British vocabulary with a new word that sounds the same and is written similar to another word, but has a different meaning.
So, instead of "British English", what I should have said is that the skeptical movement (in the UK and elsewhere, including Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands etc. where the official spelling is also with a c) uses the k almost exclusively instead of the c. For example, every British Skeptics in the Pub event (with the exception of Eastbourne) uses the k (in fact, the London SITP was the first in the world, and has always been spelt with a k). All UK organisations also use the k: Association for Skeptical Enquiry, Edinburgh Skeptics, Glasgow Skeptics, Merseyside Skeptics Society, Hampshire Skeptics, Winchester Skeptics, Berkshire Skeptics etc. In fact, the Merseyside Skeptics run a podcast called Skeptics with a K to make this clear distinction between sceptic and skeptic. In an April Fools episode, they called themselves Sceptics with a C and accepted all extraordinary claims in the media without any critical thought, yet again showing that they see the words as different. That's why I reverted your edit. :) Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 22:22, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

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Ah ok, thanks for mentioning it. I was aware that translations require such an attribution, so unless I translate my own texts, I always add a translate template on the talk page of a new article. As it happens, I did attribute a copied text from Alexander II Zabinas to Seleucid Dynastic Wars half an hour before the edit you mention above as I somehow felt that was appropriate (I didn't know there was actually a rule for this), but didn't do the same with the edit above. I'll try to apply this attribution in edit summaries more consistently in the future. Greetings, Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 08:46, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

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Kazakh Latin alphabet[edit]

Thanks for the spread of the Latin script split. Could you start an article on Kazakh Latin alphabet? It could contain info about the Soviet, diasporas, KZ-government systems and about proposals and the political development to implement it in independent Kazakhstan. 78.55.226.35 (talk) 17:31, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

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Dutch help[edit]

Hi Nederlandse Leeuw,

This episode is in Dutch and no subtitles are able to be displayed. At the very end of that episode, can you tell me whether that woman accepted that guy's request or declined?

Thanks in advance. --BrianJ34 (talk) 08:02, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi Brian, I'm afraid I can't. YouTube says: "This video contains content from RTL Netherlands, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds." Their website does have it, but I'd have to pay for it, which I'm not gonna. Hope someone else could assist you on your quest. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 11:12, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
I have now uploaded the last 2 minutes on youtube. Could you let me know whether she decided to accept his request? Thanks. --BrianJ34 (talk) 07:12, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi Brian, thanks! She did not accept his request. She said they had a very good friendship-like experience, but she did not feel any love for him. She was certain about her decision, he was disappointed but accepted the rejection. Greetings, Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 11:04, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much! ontzettend bedankt! --BrianJ34 (talk) 11:27, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Fireworks policy in the Republic of Ireland[edit]

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Fireworks: Government regulations around the world: Germany[edit]

Hello! I'm sorry, but my English is very bad! Some points of Your Edit in Fireworks#Government regulations around the world#Germany are not correct, the reference (http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/feuerwerk-sicher-durch-die-silvesternacht.735.de.html?dram:article_id=406860) contains some mistakes (German journalists mostly are not good informed about fireworks).

In Germany people of 18 years and older (see § 20, 1. SprengV (= Erste Verordnung zu Sprengstoffgesetz)) can buy fireworks of Category F2 on the last three days of the year (29/12 - 31/12). If one of these days is a Sunday the sale starts on 28/12 (see § 22 I, 1. SprengV). People of 18 years and older are allowed to ignite fireworks of Category F2 on 31/12 and 1/1, but it is forbidden to ignite fireworks near churches, hospitals, children's homes, rest homes and flammable buildings (i.e. thatched houses) (see § 23 I + II, 1. SprengV). German municipality are authorised to limit the number of hours for fireworks "mit ausschließlich Knallwirkung" (i.e. firecrackers, Dutch: knalvuurwerk).

In Germany there are some restrictions in Category F2 for people without pyrotechnical license: i.e. No flash powder in Firecrackers and cakes of firecrackers; rockets (Vuurpijlen) are limited to 20g NEM (Kruitgewicht); (see §20 IV, 1. SprengV).

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Could you please take a look at Domestic violence article? It might lack NPOV (at least in some sections). DavisNT (talk) 02:38, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Davis, atm my priorities lie elsewhere. I hope you can find someone else to cooperate with on this page. Good luck. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 18:28, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Fireworks policy in the United States[edit]

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By the way, I know you just forked this from Fireworks. The copyvio looks like an old one that's just become more apparent because of the separation of the article. Fiachra10003 (talk) 22:10, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Fiarchra10003,
I wasn't aware of the text containing a copyvio, as you say I just split it off from the larger article about fireworks because that was becoming a bit too long with all the specific details about legislation. Is it necessary to delete the entire article or just those passages that are copyvios? Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 22:29, 21 March 2018 (UTC)

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Help with timeline Pattriottentijd requested[edit]

Dear Lion, I noticed that you constructed a timeline for Second Stadtholderless Period, which is quite useful (like the other ones you made that I don't mention). I just finished a complete rewrite of Patriottentijd and that article would profit from a similar banner, as it is impossible to write the narrative completely in the order of the events in a meaningful way, but that way it is difficult for the reader to keep track of the dates. Could I prevail on you to do it, or could you at least help me do it myself? Thanks in anticipation.--Ereunetes (talk) 22:04, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi Ereunetes, I'm amazed by the work you've done on rewriting Pattriottentijd! I considered doing it myself (I have recently done a small rewrite of the Dutch page), but I focused on a few articles on the side. I'm glad to see you integrated them in the article! Everything is there: Aan het Volk van Nederland, De Post van den Neder-Rhijn, the Battle of Jutphaas, the Prussian invasion of Holland, the Act of Guarantee... Thank you very much.
Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 23:02, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
It is just a big excerpt of the relevant chapters in Schama's Patriots and Liberators. Because he has it all :-) Of course, he used a lot of the Dutch sources one would expect, like Colenbrander andPieter Geyl (who should be added to the sources). I am waiting for an antiquarian copy I ordered from England of the Cobban source about Sir James Harris (I could only find snippet views in Google books). I am already salivating about the expected salubrious details :-)--Ereunetes (talk) 22:15, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
I think I can make a timeline similar to that of the Stadtholderless Periods or the Coalition Wars. I'll have to decide which events and which periods to include. I'll read your rewritten article first, and then perhaps start on a first concept. I'll get back to you when I've done that. Greetings, Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 23:02, 5 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the proofreading. I think the relevant timeline would be March 1784 to August 1788 (although Aan het Volk then falls outside). The main events would be for 1784: March-April Orangist riots in The Hague and Rotterdam (Kaatje Mossel); September-Appointment of the "Constituted" in Utrecht; 9 October-Kettle War; 14 Oct-Duke of Brunswick resigns command of 'sHertogenbosch garrison; December-1st Congress Federation Free Corps Utrecht. 1785: 28 Jan.-election "Commissioned" in Utrecht; 25 Feb.-2nd Congress Free Corps Utrecht; 28 Feb. appointment Jonathan Sichterman in Utrecht; 7-11 March-protests against Sichterman appointment; 12 March Utrecht vroedschap caves in; 18-29 March-"old guard" reverses the decision;14 June-Act of Association and 3rd Congress Free Corps;15 Sept.-Stadtholder leaves The Hague and Amersfoort occupied by States army troops; 4 Oct.-Leiden Draft; 10 Dec.-Rump States of Utrecht move to Amersfoort;20 Dec.-Utrecht vroedschap pledges democratic constitution within 3 months. 1786: 20 March-Utrecht constitution sworn in; May-Hattem/Elburg repudiate right of appointment stadtholder; 2 Aug- Election new Utrecht council; 17 Aug.-Frederick William II succeeds Frederick the Great in Prussia; 4-5 Sept.-Hattem and Elburg occupied by States Army. In reaction Holland troops withdrawn from stadtholder's command; military "Cordon" of Holland and Utrecht; Rhinegrave of Salm in command Patriot troops; 1787:21-26 Feb. pressure by Goudoever c.s. on Amsterdam vroedschap; 3 April-only pensionaries to represent Amsterdam/Dedel tries to conspire with stadtholder; 20-21 April-Act of Qualification and purge of Amsterdam vroedschap; 9 May-Battle of Jutphaas; 13-26 May-Declaratoir of William V; 30 May-"Bijltjes Oproer" Amsterdam; 28 June-Goejanverwellesluis; July-August-Patriot majorities forced in city councils in Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden, Alkmaar, Dordrecht, Hoorn, Monnikendam/Mappa's "Flying Legion"; August-first Prussian ultimatum, ignored by States General; 8 Sept.-final Prussian ultimatum; 13 Sept.-Prussians enter the Netherlands in 3 columns; 14-15 Sept.-evacuation of Utrecht by Patriots who retreat to Amsterdam; 20 Sept.-stadtholder enters The Hague, purge of States of Holland and States General; 27 Sept.-Mappa surrenders Naarden; 1 Oct.-Prussians lay siege to Amsterdam; 10 Oct.-Amsterdam surrenders; Oct.-Dec. purges and riots help convince 40,000 Patriots to flee abroad; Nov.-Van de Spieghel Grand Pensionary; 11 Dec.-Federalist paper. No. 20; 1788: 15 April-guarantee treaties signed in London and Berlin; 12/13 June-Het Loo conference and Anglo-Prussian Treaty; 10 July Act of Guarantee presented to William V; 13 August-Triple Alliance. But this is just a suggestion.--Ereunetes (talk) 22:15, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Mark Z. Jacobson[edit]

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I've seen you are contributing to Wikipedia. I wanted to create a separate article for a former country: the Republic of Geneva, founded by John Calvin in 1541. Currently, it redirects to Canton and Republic of Geneva, which is essentially the second reincarnation of the same thing (restored during the Swiss Restauration). I don't have time to make it, but I thought you might be interested.Ernio48 (talk) 14:12, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Cleanup of consumer organizations[edit]

Thanks for cleaning up wiki articles in the Consumers International network. Perhaps you did this as part of the Skeptical organisations in Europe project. I appreciate what you are doing to make more organizations more accessible so that their knowledge and content becomes more accessible. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:37, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

You're welcome! My latest edits aren't part of the Skeptical organisations in Europe project itself (though I'm glad you found it), but consumer organisations do have similar goals to skeptical organisations. They both want to improve consumer protection for goods and services by testing them, and informing/warning consumers/citizens about potential harm, and holding the producers and providers responsible for dangers or deception, and if necessary have courts of law or lawmakers take action. It's not clear where the boundaries between them are, but one could argue that consumer organisations tend to focus on ordinary claims, and skeptics on extraordinary claims that require specialised knowledge. DJ Grothe once remarked that "the skeptics' unique work [is] where consumer protection meets science education. Normal scientists don't have the time to tackle all these issues, normal consumer protection folks lack the expertise." Daniel Loxton wrote: "In my view, consumer protection is the most foundational function of the skeptics movement. We investigate, report on and promote awareness about products which are generally ineffective, sometimes dangerous and occasionally deadly, and which no other watchdog group bothers to research." [1] Helping people find out about both types of these organisations and what they do is indeed a valuable thing in the public interest. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 14:37, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

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Conflict of interest in Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Nederlandse Leeuw. I spend time working on conflict of interest issues here in Wikipedia, along with my regular editing, which is mostly about health and medicine. I am not an administrator. Based on your edits to Nederlandse Leeuw Pepijn van Erp and the materials on your user page, it appears not unlikely that you may have a real world relationship with Leeuw van Erp. Lots of people come to Wikipedia with some sort of conflict of interest and are not aware of how the editing community defines and manages conflict of interest. I'm giving you notice of our Conflict of Interest guideline and Terms of Use, and will have some comments and requests for you below.

Information icon Hello, Nederlandse Leeuw. We welcome your contributions, but if you have an external relationship with the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest (COI). Editors with a COI may be unduly influenced by their connection to the topic. See the conflict of interest guideline and FAQ for organizations for more information. We ask that you:

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Comments and requests

Wikipedia is a widely-used reference work and managing conflict of interest is essential for ensuring the integrity of Wikipedia and retaining the public's trust in it. Unmanaged conflicts of interest can also lead to people behaving in ways that violate our behavioral policies and cause disruption in the normal editing process. Managing conflict of interest well, also protects conflicted editors themselves - please see WP:Wikipedia is in the real world, and Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia for some guidance and stories about people who have brought bad press upon themselves through unmanaged conflict of interest editing.

As in academia, COI is managed here in two steps - disclosure and a form of peer review. Please note that there is no bar to being part of the Wikipedia community if you want to be involved in articles where you have a conflict of interest; there are just some things we ask you to do (and if you are paid, some things you need to do).

Disclosure is the most important, and first, step. While I am not asking you to disclose your identity (anonymity is strictly protecting by our WP:OUTING policy) would you please disclose if you have some connection with Leeuw van Erp? You can answer how ever you wish (giving personally identifying information or not), but if there is a connection, please disclose it. After you respond (and you can just reply below), if it is relevant I can walk you through how the "peer review" part happens and then, if you like, I can provide you with some more general orientation as to how this place works. Please reply here, just below, to keep the discussion in one place. Thanks! Jytdog (talk) 16:13, 16 September 2018 (UTC) (fix my mistake Jytdog (talk) 14:57, 17 September 2018 (UTC))

I do not have "a real world relationship with Leeuw". Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 16:32, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your note. I fixed my error, would you please respond to the question about van Erp? Thanks Jytdog (talk) 14:57, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Please respond. Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 19:59, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
We share an interest in skepticism and have met at conferences, where I recorded his voice intro, as I have done with many people over the years. But he has never asked me to write about him on Wikipedia, let alone offered money for it, and I have not been influenced to write it by anyone else either. I don’t think I have a conflict of interest because we do not have a “personal, religious, political, academic, legal, or financial” relationship. Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 21:27, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I don't much appreciate the sarcastic initial response; that was not helpful nor good faith much, much less expressing the sort of rigor and honesty that people in the skeptic community value.
Please do read WP:COISELF - it is very obvious that there is a personal relationship there in the fellowship of the dutch skeptic community. You are also clearly a big fan of his; this situation is right on the boundary between COI and WP:Advocacy which is a very closely related issue.
The key thing is that your editing about him has been undeniably overly detailed and promotional. Not NPOV by a long ways.
If you will not acknowledge the issue here and stop editing directly about him and other people in the skeptic community -- or at least acknowledge the problems and promise to restrain your enthusiasm, we can take this to COIN and get broader feedback. (btw, if you are curious about what COI actually does to people who believe that what they are doing is actually fine, when in fact it is not -- this is an opportunity to reflect and understand that, which is something quite valuable).
In any case, do let me know. Jytdog (talk) 21:40, 19 September 2018 (UTC)