User talk:QuixoticKate

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Article Improvement Drive (WP:AID)[edit]

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I created this page (Total personal income) shortly after I created my account here, and it continues to be a source of embarassment for me. I had no idea what I was talking about-- I wrote the article after about an hour of surfing the web for sources, none of which I cited. I still have no idea whether this article is accurate at all, and it's the source of the first (and second) hit when "total personal income" is googled. It's marked as a stub, so I suppose that requesting peer review isn't appropriate, but I feel really irresponsible just leaving the article there. I put the "unsourced" tag on it-- is there anything else I can do, or should I just calm down? QuixoticKate 16:38, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Well apart from taking it to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion (and I'm not sure it would be deleted) you could gut it. I mean remove all the content and just leave a one line description. Then hopefully the article will build again, nicely. Another idea would be to find a someone to re-write it for you (eg at a WikiProject talk page).--Commander Keane 16:57, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Units of textile measurement[edit]

Good job with the page! I made some changes, mostly minor. Tocharianne 03:08, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

Heston page, etc.[edit]

Hi, QuixoticKate. I saw your reversion on the Charlton Heston Talk page and thought you'd be interested in a post I made to another editor who questioned my initial deletion there, the one regarding Heston's alleged homophobia. Here's what I wrote to Sensei48: "I appreciate your remarks. The problem (which I perhaps did not address well) is that the editor under discussion is a known sockpuppet who fills a dozen or so articles with agenda-based accusations of racism, homophobia, treason, cowardice, all of them aimed at targets who were popular leading men of Hollywood. He has been banned under several dozen identities and now edits without a Username in order to escape the bans. (It's easy to recognize his edits -- they're almost always worded verbatim from the ones he submitted under his banned sockpuppet identities and always favor the same targets.) So while my response in this particular case may be kneejerk (for which, mea culpa), it was directed at a longstanding problem. In the case of Heston, this fellow's comments are more ludicrous than usual, as Heston was one of the least racist or homophobic people in the history of Hollywood, with intense public activity that counters such accusations. So the question becomes one of whether to allow a banned sockpuppet free reign simply because he ceased registering under a Username. Certainly viable citations for his accusations would be meaningful in evaluating his edits. But there are other things at stake. I suggest you take a look at the HarveyCarter sockpuppet history. It's pretty ugly. All the best."

I also highly recommend you look at the talk page for James Stewart (actor), for a conversation there regarding the editor whose homophobia remarks were reverted/unreverted on the Heston page. Regards. Monkeyzpop (talk) 02:41, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Edits from Banned User HC and IPs[edit]

Warning Wikipedia's banning policy states that "Any edits made in defiance of a ban may be reverted to enforce the ban, regardless of the merits of the edits themselves. As the banned user is not authorized to make those edits, there is no need to discuss them prior to reversion."

1) HarveyCarter (talk · contribs) and all of his sockpuppets are EXPRESSLY banned for life.

2) Be on the look out for any edits from these IP addresses:

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Thanks! ~ IP4240207xx (talk) 06:07, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Nathan Mumm[edit]

The article on Nathan Mumm has been improved. You may want to review the changes and the comments posted at the AfD. --Eastmain (talk) 17:00, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

WP:Hornbook -- a new WP:Law task force for the J.D. curriculum[edit]

Hi QuixoticKate,

I'm asking Wikipedians who are interested in United States legal articles to take a look at WP:Hornbook, the new "JD curriculum task force".

Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

  • Over the course of a semester, each subpage will shift its focus to track the unfolding curriculum(s) for classes using that casebook around the country.
  • It will also feature an extensive, hyperlinked "index" or "outline" to that casebook, pointing to pages, headers, or {{anchors}} in Wikipedia (example).
  • Individual law schools can freely adapt our casebook outlines to the idiosyncratic curriculum devised by each individual professor.
  • I'm encouraging law students around the country to create local chapters of the club I'm starting at my own law school, "Student WP:Hornbook Editors". Using WP:Hornbook as our headquarters, we're hoping to create a study group so inclusive that nobody will dare not join.

What you can do now:

1. Add WP:Hornbook to your watchlist, {{User Hornbook}} to your userpage, and ~~~~ to Wikipedia:Hornbook/participants.
2. If you're a law student,
(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 20:42, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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