User talk:Rearden9

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Survivalism[edit]

Hi, you removed a short para on firearms from the survivalism article. Some detail on the firearms preparations made by survivalist groups helps the reader to understand this aspect of survivalism (ownership of defensive weapons). A fair presentation of survivalism should not OVEREMPHASIZE the firearms stockpiling element (because there are so many other elements...(shelter, vehicles, food cache, training, etc.). Yet nor should the firearms stockpiling element be "sanitized" out of the article. Go to the Rubicon website... there are many articles on weapons, ammunition, caches, modifications, etc. I'll try again, this time shorter, so it is less redundant with the longer Rubicon section.Nazamo 02:29, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

I agree that the survivalism article should not be sanitized of or have firearms over emphasized. I removed the section because it did not contribute to one's understanding of survivalism, but was a plug on where to find specific information on specific firearms. I have been to the Rubicon website in the past and have wandered around a while and it seems to have useful information on survival topics, but it is necessary to keep in mind that the topic is survivalism, not looking for places to tell someone how to trick out a FAL. Rearden9 13:52, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Gun Control[edit]

Hello, on the note of firearms, I (Padawan Modesty) edited the gun politics article so that it would say that 'firearms ownership is a fundamental right in some countries' but you changed it back to 'firearms ownership is a fundamental right'. The thing is from a legal perspective, it is only a fundamental right in some countries (we don't all share the same laws as the U.S., you know) and considering that the context was the statement being backed up with an article from the U.S. constitution, I can only assume that it was from a legal perspective. Also, I edited it to say "In the U.S., if guns were illegal" but you changed it back to "If guns were illegal". This is from the perspective of the U.S., as guns are already illegal for most citizens and purposes in many countries. PLEASE remember that Wikipedia is a worldwide website, and this kind of perspective would be suitable only for the article of gun politics in the United States. However, I don't have a problem with you deleting my humorous comments on the issue, even if that has made the article a little less fun.

One thing though, I couldn't help but notice that one of the links you provided (something like "the racist roots of gun control'!) had articles on the site such as "If you don't vote like a gun owner, YOU SUCK!". I find some of the links provided and the information in the said links to be hilarious, I'm amazed that people actually write that stuff because they believe that it's true. Please add more links, I'm enjoying them.

You are missing the point about "fundamental rights". A "fundamental right" in this context is a natural Human right and therefore by definition is not something which is limited by politcal or governmental boundries. So saying "a fundamental right in some countries" does not make sense in the given context.
The statement "if guns were illegal, criminals would still own them because they have no respect for the law now." stands alone irrespective of political boundries. Even in countries where they are entirely illegal, criminals still own them.
The addition of "in the U.S." did not apply to either of the two statements mentioned above and for that reason I took them out.
Adding funny comments is appropriate in some environments, at not in others. Generally, adding them to an article is considered vandalism in wikipedia.
I didn't add that link, I just reverted to a previous state where that article was included. I have only been to the site once and that was to verify that the stated article existed. There were other articles on the site, but the previous editor had only linked the "racist roots of gun control" article. Rearden9 17:00, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Welcome from Brian0918[edit]

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Welcome![edit]

Welcome to wikipedia, Rearden9. Hope to see you around more in the future. Drop me a note on my Talk page if you run into any questions. Wesley 18:04, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Type IV remailers?[edit]

Hi, Rearden9! I'm looking for some source to the claim that pseudonymous remailers are called "Type IV", and it looks like you're the one who added it. As near as I can tell, the term isn't used much in the literature or on the archived discussion areas. See Talk:Anonymous remailer for more discussion. Thanks! --Victor Lighthill 23:18, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Use "minor edits" only for truly minor edits, please[edit]

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RNGS[edit]

Hello, I'm glad you're taking off running with the RGNS article. I haven't had the time to. Thanks, OmnipotentEntity.


Gullah[edit]

I hope I’m doing this correctly and apologize in advance if I screw this up. I just had a quick question about a change you made to the Hilton Head wiki. I’ve lived here for years, and have spoken with several of the native Islanders here, and none of them refer to themselves as Geechee. That terms applies more to native islanders further toward Florida. I recently changed it to reflect this, and you apparently changed it back (if I’m reading the history right; I’m new at this). Can I ask why?

I grew up on Hilton Head back in the 70s and I remember the Geechee term used. The Gullah article mentions that Geechee is used in Georgia. (as Hilton Head is as far south as you can get without being in GA :) I don't claim any expertise (I am not an anthropologist) in the matter, except for having lived there for a number of years. The Beaufort Co Library has a page on Gullah and mentions that the term Geechee is also used and is derived from a different place in Africa. [1] Feel welcome to provide more data and make the change. And yes, you are doing things right by writing on the talk page. Sign up for an account and start editing! Rearden9 15:39, 25 August 2006 (UTC)


damaka[edit]

I've looked at the references you removed and noticed that you removed a newspaper article and an article by a TMCnet editor on IP Communication. (the ladder was not on the talk page either). Please justify why you removed these third party publications? The other publications you removed are also non-company issued, but I agree that they are short and perhaps do not warrant entry. I have re-added the newspaper article (please note that this is a front page article by an independent newspaper) and the TMCnet editor column. I also added a new third-party article that came out recently. (Hopper96 13:10, 28 October 2006 (UTC))

I removed the newspaper article because it is a .jpg of a newspaper clipping hosted at the damaka company's website. References should be links to external sites with critical information or citations from relevant literature to back up statements made in the article. Self promotion is frowned upon in wikipedia. I could be convinced that the TMCnet article qualifies as a reference, but it is pretty close to a generic industry press release. Rearden9 19:05, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

vandalism warning[edit]

I added a vandalism warning to Froboy's talk page. He doesn't seem too active though, wouldn't be surprised if he's already bored with it. Wesley 03:53, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Voice over IP[edit]

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I saw your comment in Talk:Voice over IP. I think this is a clear-cut case of an improper external link. Do we need to get a mediator involved? --Ronz 18:04, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

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No advice[edit]

It is my understanding that Wikipedia discourages advice giving, hence I invite you to reconsider your contribution "In case of a nuclear emergency, iodine used for the cleaning of wounds should not be ingested, as it is poisonous." From Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not: "Wikipedia is an encyclopedic reference, not an instruction manual, guidebook or textbook.... a Wikipedia article should not read like a how-to style manual of instructions, advice (legal, medical, or otherwise) or suggestions..." In the WE-chem pages, we contend with all sorts of do-gooders eager to tell readers what to do to make them healthy, feel good, get well, get high, ... It's an ongoing battle. --Smokefoot (talk) 17:22, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't think this qualifies as "advice" according to the Wikipedia definition. Stating that a compound is poisonous and that is not the same as a similar sounding and common compound is not advice, but factual and potentially life saving information. Information which I expect an encyclopedia to include. Please wordsmith if you think it is necessary, but I think the information should be a part of the article. Rearden9 (talk) 17:11, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

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