User talk:Peacemaker67

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G'day. If you have got something to say, pull up a pew and say it (but please be civil).


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Destruction of Albanian heritage in Kosovo[edit]

Hi Peacemaker67 !

Recently i created an article which contains mainly info on the Kosovo War called Destruction of Albanian heritage in Kosovo. Writing it was hard as books were located all over Melbourne university libraries, stashed away in some cases in dust filled corners. Due to your great expertise in the area and as the topic is delicate and sensitive, any advice would be much appreciated on making the article much better, changes etc, due to some matters raised in the talkpage [1]. Best regards.Resnjari (talk) 06:17, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

G'day Resnjari. Good on you for working in what must be a pretty fraught area. My knowledge of Kosovo is pretty limited though, so I'm not sure I can add much. Adherence to NPOV is very difficult to achieve in such emotive areas. Good luck! Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:56, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of First Battle of Dernancourt[edit]

The article First Battle of Dernancourt you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:First Battle of Dernancourt for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of AustralianRupert -- AustralianRupert (talk) 01:01, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Avenue Range massacre[edit]

Thank you for your message. I've already been watching your development of this article for some time - having seen your efforts in other areas in the past I'm thrilled to see some of your attention going to the Frontier Wars, a lot of our broader coverage being pretty woeful.

I think this is great, but a couple of pieces of very minor feedback:

  • "This was largely a result of the laws governing the use of evidence from unsworn Aboriginal witnesses combined with settler solidarity." - I think it's important to clarify why they were unsworn: I know you have explained this fine deeper in the article, but it's a critical fact and that sentence in the lede implies that the witnesses perhaps could have been sworn.
  • "Possibly in response to Brown's case, the Aboriginal Witnesses Act (1848) was subsequently amended to allow a person to be convicted on the sole testimony of an Aboriginal person." - is it known when that amendment happened?
  • Getting peripheral now, but the paragraph on Clement Smith is a bit confusing about what he was trying to achieve with the speech/what his take on the massacre was

Apart from those tiny things, this is, as ever, brilliant. Always thrilled to see you getting into Australian stuff. The Drover's Wife (talk) 12:36, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks The Drover's Wife. I've added a bit more to the lead by way of explanation, and cited and linked the two laws (the amendment was in July 1849, but I expect that it could not be applied retrospectively to Brown). I've also tried to explain the context of Smith's speech a bit more. Let me know what you think? Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 06:28, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Looks great! The Drover's Wife (talk) 07:09, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

World War II in Yugoslavia Continued Vandalism/Whitewashing[edit]

Hello Peacemaker. It seems you may need to lock WWII in Yugoslavia again as the same person appearing with different IP addresses for the past six months continues to historically revise the page (and many others across Wikipedia). It's amazing how dedicated these ultra-nationalists are. 108.30.128.7 (talk) 22:47, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

It continues to be tiresome. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:52, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Audie Murphy talk[edit]

Thanks for your military history invitation. I'm having a problem at Audie Murphy talk, can you take a visit there and see. I do not deserve this kind of abuse.... topic is Soldier's Medal. Its personal attack(s) on me whether they say so or not. Unfortunately, they don't really care about Murphy it seems. I do. Would like your imput about my changes for Murphy. Thought these were beneficial? YahwehSaves (talk) 05:46, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

No problem. Re: Audie Murphy, I've commented there. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 07:16, 18 October 2017 (UTC)