User talk:RepublicanJacobite/Archive 1 Oct 2007

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Hey its not mine, i found it here Wikipedia:Userboxes/Life somewhere half-way down on the list. Cheers.--Celtus 05:01, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

No Problems![edit]

Anytime mate, good luck and happy editing! Dfrg.msc 09:12, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Amy Tammie[edit]

I can see you have posted a message to this user about the page that he/she has created, but when it is catagorized in the Candidates for speedy deletion, it comes up under the "s" section, instead of the "a" section. Can we fix this problem please? Thanks

TOL 04:41, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Jean-Paul Ney[edit]

I've decided to take a slightly different approach to this article than usual. The edit warring is not that severe and the article needs work. I don't think locking it down is the best approach. Instead I am going to institute a state of 1RR. Anything more than 1 revert by any user will result in a short block. Any type of threat, personal attack, or harassment will also result in a block. I have also blocked User: for the legal threat on the talk page. Anything disputed should be discussed on the talk page, but the dispute and a slow edit war should not stop needed improvement. I will copy this comment to user talk pages of those involved in the dispute and the article talk page, so there will be no "I didn't know" excuse for edit warring. Mr.Z-man 19:23, 30 September 2007 (UTC)


We're all volunteers with real-world lives. We're working as hard as we can. You can help by (1) reverting the vandalism yourself, and (2) reporting stuff like what was in your message to WP:AIV. NawlinWiki 18:43, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks. I should also point out that the guidelines for vandalism by anonymous IPs are that they must be given a level 3 or 4 warning before being blocked. Typically, an administrator will start with a level 1 or 2 warning. Under the circumstances, 9 minutes from first edit to being blocked is really not so bad. NawlinWiki 18:47, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Canadian spelling[edit]

Oh, I was meaning to leave you a message about my edit on Louis Riel, but my real job got in the way. If you are interested, a good comparison on spelling is available here. As a general note, "-ise" endings are rare in Canadian spelling. -- JamesTeterenko 20:01, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Irish War of Independence[edit]

I don't have a copy of that source sorry. Neither are likely to be correct though, and for the sake of enyclopedic integrity I'd suggest correcting them anyway. Also, nice Orange font! One Night In Hackney303 11:43, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

IRA Abwehr WW2[edit]

Everything looks ok. The ones that are left certainly aren't important, and there's a bot that fixes double redirects anyway. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 21:36, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

I forget how often it runs, but it's always best to fix them when you move a page in the first place. I'm sure there is a better name, but I can't think of one right now. Your suggestion does sound like an improvement. One Night In Hackney303 21:53, 7 October 2007 (UTC)


"Should I just be bold and start the article, with a disambiguation link at the top: For the process in business and economics, see Decentralization.?" -- Sounds like a good plan to me. NawlinWiki 20:40, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

You have been awarded...[edit]

Barnstar of Reversion2.png The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Great job slugging it out with vandals! Cheers,JetLover (Report a mistake) 03:48, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Surrealism etc.[edit]

Yes, I've looked at this in the past, and I think that the incessant self-promotion (on both sides) is not only a problem in and of itself, but has also set back the process of building a good article on Surrealism. I'll try to take a look as time permits, but this is a long-standing problem, so don't expect a quick solution. --Akhilleus (talk) 04:15, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Alex Campos[edit]

I think what we've got now will work!?... Deb 17:23, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Ivan Illich[edit]

Thank you, RepublicanJacobite, for your encouragement. I'm relatively new around here. I would have thought that Decentralism was merely the school of thought that favors Decentralization. I'll have to wait for your article to find out more. I'm rather in tunnel-vision mode at the moment: I'm focusing on my current interests which include convivial tools, open design, and everything about wikis. But I'm glad to meet you. Can I ask you for advice on using Wikipedia if I need some? - Redeyed Treefrog 17:04, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

I've read your note about the difference between Decentralism and Decentralization, and my reaction is that I would like to know if anyone other than yourself has made this distinction. If not, then your providing a new definition would constitute "original research." If so, can you give citations showing that others have made this distinction? Also, I glanced at the article on Decentralization, and I totally agree with the template that says it fails to provide a global point of view. Far too much emphasis on nineteenth century debates between Marxists and Anarchists, practically no footnotes or references, and virtually no discussion of the real present-day significance of decentralization. This may be little known in the US, due to the long-time political decentralization provided by the 50 States, but in Europe and much of the world decentralization is currently a major political issue, since the state bureaucracies have long been overly-centralized, and even main-stream parties are trying to promote decentralization. Tons of references exist. Would it be better just to help clean up the Decentralization article, and to add to it a special paragraph about your "Decentralists"? By the way, you carry a funny name for a decentralist, since the Jacobites were notoriously centralist. - Redeyed Treefrog 11:15, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
Oops, I've been living in France too long. Any knowledge I might have had about the Jacobites (and I'm sure I've always had little) has been wiped out by two decades of living in the country of the Jacobins. But what about my other two questions? Can you cite references that make a distinction between decentralism and decentralization? Should we work together to try clean up the "decentralization" article? As for me, I just posted a brand new article I've been preparing for more than a week: History of wikis. It was just lying there waiting to be grabbed.... Redeyed Treefrog 20:54, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the reference. I'll try to check it out. - Redeyed Treefrog 10:49, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Roger Casement[edit]

The best advice I can give you with any article relating to Irish republicanism is not to feed the many trolls that edit disrupt the pages, be they IPs or otherwise. Personally I'd give those particular edits the short shrift they deserve, and remove them. One Night In Hackney303 20:40, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: Kreepykrawly[edit]

I ran across the bizarre series of discussions involving this fellow (I am assuming), and decided to see what a Google search might turn up, and found this: [[1]] It is now several months old, but if this blog post is accurate, it indicates that KK was behaving abusively for a long time before he was (they were?) caught and blocked. Still, I have to wonder what the point of all of it was... I got the impression that he was mentally ill. I suppose we will never know. Thanks for your time. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 00:06, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing it out -- I did the same search myself, wondering if there was any veracity to his claims of... whatever he was talking about, since he seemed to imply it was internet based. And I don't think he was mentally ill, I think he really though his policy idea is better than our current implementation, and when efforts to get people to change policy failed, he probably thought if he started acting with more authority, we'd listen. But as you can see, it had the opposite effect. Ah well. But thanks for bringing it to my attention. Gscshoyru 00:11, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
Yes, perhaps you are correct. Mentally ill or just annoying, he is now gone. Though, I suspect he will return under a new name. I hope I am wrong. His edits here ([[2]]) indicate he was up to no good for a great long time, he'd simply never been caught, as far as I can tell. Thanks for your response. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 00:15, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
Whoa... he'd been at this game for a long time. Wow. Well, it's good that he's gone -- at least for now. And I hope you're wrong too -- but past experience with people like this makes that resolution doubtful -- and they get more irate each time they come back. At least that makes them easier to spot... but why to people get so pissed at us just because they don't get their own way? </rhetorical> Pity they are that way... I've always wondered what a long-term vandal is like in real life. Because no one acts like this in public. Gscshoyru 00:22, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
Because no one acts like this in public. I have to disagree with you on that point, sir. I once knew a man (who was legitimately mentally ill) who behaved, in public, much like this fellow did (does?) here on Wikipedia: he generally refered to himself in the third person (though not as a collective), was convinced of his mental/intellectual superiority to everyone around him, and was adamant that he had everyone's best interests at heart if we would only trust him. I came to refer to his "type" as the paranoid auto-didact. ---RepublicanJacobiteThe'FortyFive' 00:28, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, in this specific case, perhaps -- but I meant the more usual type of long-term vandal. Short term vandals I can understand, they do it for a laugh, get blocked, and chuckle with their friends. But long term abusive vandals have something wrong with them -- I mean, some of them have sleepers going back to April -- who puts such effort into such a destructive cause in real life? But in this specific case, yes, I suppose some people act like that. Though I'm not sure if any do that aren't mentally ill. Gscshoyru 00:34, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Whiskey Rebellion[edit]

Seems to be fixed? One Night In Hackney303 00:24, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Took a stab at it. It's now referenced using the page numbers you used when you added it. I did the second footnote by author rather than book title as I normally would, as having to use "The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty" seemed excessive, and looking at the other sources it couldn't be shortened to just "The Whiskey Rebellion" without causing ambiguity. Any problems let me know. One Night In Hackney303 00:49, 22 October 2007 (UTC)
I was talking about the bibliography section, if I'd just used "The Whiskey Rebellion" it would be confusing as to which source was being used. One Night In Hackney303 01:05, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Oh just don't bother.[edit]

It's clear that the account in question is a troll one:[3]; you're just pissing in a strong wind here. HalfShadow 23:45, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


Don't forget the John McLaughrey article at 2nd Vermont Republic since someone else might come along and wonder where the article is :-) Also, glad to see someone is doing decentralism SEPARATE from decentralization, I had it on my list for SOMEDAY, but if someone else gets there first, yeah team. By the way, I had a newsletter DECENTRALIZE! from 1986-91. Carol Moore 00:02, 23 October 2007 (UTC)User:Carolmooredc User talk:Carolmooredc

You're welcome[edit]

Seems like a Forth Bridge job though... One Night In Hackney303 00:13, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

And in case you didn't get the reference see here. One Night In Hackney303 00:41, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


It is kind of strange the way articles can end up being completely different from what you put in them. I had to go look up the history, I had vague recollections of doing an article on that subject, and discovered that it was 18 months ago. It was basically because at the time I guess I was looking at some of the letter and number combinations such as TLAs and combinations of letters and numbers, e.g. A1 for steak sauce, and I guess I noted that the famous combination 4F wasn't present. That's probably how I ended up adding it. Paul Robinson (Rfc1394) 04:42, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


I have blocked the user. I happened to be online when you made the report; to notify admins more efectively, you could have used the administrators' noticeboard or administrators' intervention page. Regards, Mike Rosoft 18:02, 24 October 2007 (UTC)