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Three questions[edit]

Rivertorch, can you please give me a straight answer on this: are you objecting to the wording "is a transgender person who was assigned male at birth but whose gender identity is that of a woman" or not? Why do you keep accusing me of flogging a dead horse etc when (as I've stated at least ten times now) I have CHANGED my proposed wording based on your concerns? Why do you keep insisting that I am the only one advocating this wording when a look at the beginning of the talk page discussion shows several editors (Flyer22 Reborn, SusunW) expressing acceptance of this wording? Colonial Overlord (talk) 03:38, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

@Colonial Overlord: (1) Yes, I believe that the wording that you quote above is suboptimal. (2) Because you're stating things at least ten times—the textbook definition of flogging a dead horse. (3) You're the one who has consistently been advocating for a change in the wording. Some users may find your revised proposal more acceptable than your original proposal, but it's still suboptimal. Is that "straight" enough for you? RivertorchFIREWATER 04:18, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

SMILE!! 9 July 2017[edit]

Thanks! RivertorchFIREWATER 04:06, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

About My Klux Klan .[edit]

Hi Rivertorch , Sorry for this question but I gotta ask u . Why did u reverted my edit in the article of KKK , is it really unnecessary ? . TDLWH (talk) 15:35, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

There were several reasons, two of which I touched on in my edit summary. If you really need more detail...all right. Try reading the sentence aloud with your change. Does that sound like standard English syntax? We don't insert adjectives willy-nilly just because they're apt; it destroys the flow of a sentence to do that. If one wanted to add the word "racist" to that sentence, it would have to go after "distinct", not before. However, the sentence goes on to talk about "extremist reactionary positions such as white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration and—especially in later iterations—Nordicism". This makes the racist nature of the organization quite clear, and should obviate any need for the word. Sometimes less is more. Face-smile.svg RivertorchFIREWATER 15:44, 22 July 2017 (UTC)


New Zealand TW-17.svg Thanks for supporting my run for administrator. I am honored and grateful. ) Cullen328 Let's discuss it 23:32, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
@Cullen328: Truly a no-brainer. Good luck with the mop—hope it doesn't turn you mean and grouchy! Face-smile.svg RivertorchFIREWATER 02:51, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
No way under the sun. I edit for the pleasure of helping to create a free encyclopedia. If it is not fun, I just log off. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 04:04, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
A sound modus operandi. I've been moving toward something similar but I'm not quite there yet. RivertorchFIREWATER 17:00, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

re:July 2017[edit]

LMAO. this user is a persistent editor as well, probably Magic9Ball's friend. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

On this day, 11 years ago...[edit]

Balloons-aj.svg Hey, Rivertorch. I'd like to wish you a wonderful First Edit Day on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee!
Have a great day!
Lepricavark (talk) 11:58, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, Lepricavark. A certain someone who keeps forgetting my birthday could take a lesson from you and the Committee. RivertorchFIREWATER 16:09, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome. Have a great day and I hope the certain someone remembers soon. Face-smile.svg Lepricavark (talk) 16:21, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

SRS title change to GCS talk page[edit]

Hey Rivertorch, thanks for posting to the talk page earlier. Did you get a chance to look at my response to your request for international (English-speaking) sources. I posted a multitude of sources from countries around the world. UigeqHfejn1dn (talk) 03:41, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, I got distracted yesterday and haven't had a chance to look at anything. Will try now. RivertorchFIREWATER 14:23, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
Oh, I see you've been socking. Never mind. RivertorchFIREWATER 14:24, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you so much for your support at Teahouse on August 2nd. It was really helpful to understand. Sorry for late reply since I was in the summer vacation. Best regards, Pinablue JPN (talk) 21:45, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Hey, thank you! I'm glad I could help, and I hope you had an enjoyable vacation. RivertorchFIREWATER 03:36, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Bomarzo Monster[edit]

I found that image on your user page, and I liked it so much that I stole it for my own! --Tryptofish (talk) 22:06, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

A bit Dantean perhaps but not inapt, at least sometimes. RivertorchFIREWATER 03:45, 15 August 2017 (UTC)


Can you tell me why my insertion of Heathrow reference in Slough article keeps getting removed. Slough is closed to Heathrow and surely this is a relevant snippet of information? Also the photo of Slough trading estate is ugly and reinforces negative stereotypes? Lennonfan1 (talk) 21:58, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

I can tell you, yes, but let's not do it here. The notice at the top of this page says, "If I leave you a message on your talk page, please reply there." I left a message on your talk page, so that's where I'd prefer to conduct this conversation. Better still, if you follow the advice I left on your talk page, you'll read WP:BRD and then open a discussion at Talk:Slough. It is there, at the article's talk page, that questions about improving the article are settled, and it is there that consensus will be shown either for or against the content you keep inserting. I'm not the only one who has reverted your edits, so this cannot be resolved on my talk page or yours. RivertorchFIREWATER 01:34, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Washington mountment[edit]

Hi so sorry about this I add Washington monument I am autism so sorry about this. GAJJR (talk) 03:50, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Just please be careful. RivertorchFIREWATER 15:32, 16 August 2017 (UTC)