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Happy editing! RobNS 01:26, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

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AAH[edit]

Hi,

The main thing for the AAH is whether there are sufficient sources to indicate the theory has mainstream acceptance in the relevant scholarly community. The general consensus is - no. It's been discussed, lots of people think it's neat, but it's fundamentally a popular theory with minimal mainstream acceptance (think how the DaVinci code is dealt with by Biblical scholars, but not creationism within evolution-bad). There are a fair number of sources that are explicit in calling it a delightful, but ultimately popular and impractical theory that doesn't have mainstream acceptance. Even if we could prove it to be "true", then there would still be the issue of original research being forbidden on wikipedia (as well as soapboxing, advocacy and undue weight concerns). Basically until the scholarly community begins regularly publishing papers about water-dwelling being a main driver of human evolution, the page languishes as a fringe theory. You're not alone in thinking there's a lot of appeal to the theory, but that doesn't make it a candidate within the scholarly community. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 02:52, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

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FYI, you don't need to put your name after the four tildes in signatures - it will automatically format a signature for you. (You can change it in your preferences if you'd like.) For example, the following is what is produced for me with just the four tildes: —AySz88\^-^ 04:25, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Pmarshal. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)