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Your edits on Campus SuperStar[edit]

Hi Sfrantzman, Cleanup on Campus SuperStar are reverted by some users who claimed that these edits are 'disturbing' to them. I have been trying to clean up on the article too but seems to receive attacks. Could you also share you thoughts on the cleanup of Campus SuperStar on its talk page? Cocoma 15:33, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Chili/Chile Powder[edit]

It definitely has the signs of a joke article that is there just to confuse. Regardless, I don't know one way or another. I suppose it was a good idea to merge it, until new, verifiable evidence comes through and proves the article true or false.

Tumble-Weed 08:55, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

David Yudelman[edit]

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Updated DYK query On 23 August, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article David Yudelman, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Maurice Benayoun[edit]

I just did some work on this article, but I should have looked in more detail at the history before, rather than after doing so. I removed the multiple headings as part of a cleanup, and I can see that you had added them in for same reason! Many apologies. I'll have another look at the article structure.--Ethicoaestheticist 12:20, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

W.R. Grace and Company[edit]

If William Russell Grace died in 1904, and J. Peter Grace was born in 1913, how could this statement be true:

"During the Second World War Peter Grace, W.R. Grace's son took control of the company."

Cryogenic freezing?

Your query about citations[edit]

Hi. Got your e-mail requesting information and help. Citations on Wikipedia are something I struggle with even as a veteran user. Believe me, there really needs to be better documentation about it. On the bright side, a good starting point is Wikipedia:Citing_sources. It has some good advice and links to other pages that will help. At the bottom in the list of links are links to citation templates. I try to use some of them, but it really ends up being a exercise in frustration. Your best bet is to use that page as a resource, and also take a look at the well sourced pages and Good Articles (that is, the source code of them) as examples of what to do. Best of luck! --Lendorien 05:57, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

List of massacres[edit]

The recent discussions about this page are in Talk:List of massacres/Archive 3 and a more shorter version of the same debate can be seen at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of massacres . The trouble we have had is that there is no tight definition for the word massacre, so anyone can call any killing of two or more people a massacre. But as the word has connotations of a morally bad thing to do it tends to be used as terrorism is used (see WP:words to avoid#Extremist, terrorist and freedom fighter).

So rather than try to define what a massacre is the way the list is now being developed is only to include incidents that are documented in verifiable third party reliable sources. As the introduction now says accusations of massacre as often tell you as much about the accuser as the accused.

I removed the old list because it was full of original research it is still available at User:Philip Baird Shearer/List of massacres so that anyone who wishes to lookup old list as an aid memoir, but please do not import any events into the new list unless you can finds verifiable third party reliable sources that specifically state that an event was a massacre. There is no reason why other sources can not be added to the description of the event to cover specific details, but the drive is only to include incidents that are claimed to be massacres by reliable sources. --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 16:38, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Oh yes the reason the list is still small is because it is very new see List of massacres Revision as of 07:51, 16 December 2007 --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 16:44, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Just so I understand. Are you intending to only include incidents that are known as a "massacre" in a third party text? This would include well known massacres such as the Sand Creek Massacre and I assume incidents such as the Sicilian Vespers which is known as a massacre( Can we also include on the list massacres that appear elsewhere in Wikipedia with the word 'Massacre' in the headline, such as the Sharpeville massacre?Seth J. Frantzman 11:55, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

I do not own the article. But I have worked on it on and off for several years. What was discussed on the talk page was that as there is no clear definition of what a massacre is. To appear in the list it must have a verifiable source. This means that not only must the source exist it must be reliable. Taking the Sand Creek Massacre as an example.

  1. I moved the first instance to the talk page because I was not sure that the source ([1] ) was an official university page. The person who found the page was free to discuss it on the talk page and convince other editors that it is.
  2. I tagged the second one (Staff. The Crow Creek Massacre ) with {{verify credibility}} because the source may be more reliable than the first one, but if no other source was found after a day or so it should be removed.
  3. But the new source (Heather Pringle, Crow Creek's Revenge, Science, 27 March, 1998) in my opinion meets the requirements. So I will not delete the article.

The citation must come from a reliable third party source. A Wikipedia link is not a reliable source. So the name of a wikipedia article is not sufficient to include it in the list of massacres there also has to be a reliable third party source. See also WP:PSTS, encyclopaedia articles are tertiary source, If a massacre is notable there ought to be some secondary sources that call it that and can be used to support the tertiary source. There is no reason why tertiary sources should not be used to provide extra details, but I think the substantial claim must come from a secondary sources. --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 14:10, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

I have deleted the article you created called All massacres because it was a POV fork of List of massacres. Do not recreate it under that name or another name, but please do contribute to further development of the List of massacres article. --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 23:54, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

James Finn[edit]

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AfD nomination of Saul H. Benjamin[edit]

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Your Creation of Ein Rafa[edit]

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Letter of British Jews on 60th anniversary of Israel[edit]

I see you have attempted to make the article Letter of British Jews on 60th anniversary of Israel less POV. I think that that task is impossible. The sole existence of this article is POV. It seems to be an excuse to state controversial statements like: 'they cannot celebrate the birthday of a country "that even now engages in ethnic cleansing, that violates international law, that is inflicting a monstrous collective punishment on the civilian population of Gaza, and that continues to deny to Palestinians their human rights and national aspirations."', as fact when they are only opinion. Thanks for tagging it. I am sure it will be resolved soon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jason.Schwartz (talkcontribs) 01:52, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Defense of Ein Rafa[edit]

Greetings Sfrantzman! Thanks for defending Ein Rafa's existence on Wikipedia. That could've potentially caused a chain-reaction which would involve village articles I created in the past, particularly Sheikh Danun and Kammaneh. Oh, and thanks for expanding the article's content as well. Cheers! --Al Ameer son (talk) 03:59, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm afraid I do not know much about these villages, especially the Bedouin ones in the Galilee. Lately I've been concentrating on Arab towns and villages in the West Bank and the history of Nablus' and Bethlehem's families as well as the al-Husayni clan of Jerusalem. I'm not a researcher (just a junior in high school), however, I have a great interest in these subjects. Most of my knowledge comes from online resources. The source I used for Kammaneh awhile back was [2]. As for my family history, all I know is that my great paternal grandfather migrated with his two brothers and their families from the Mandeb neighborhood in Aleppo to Majd al-Krum. My father's family is still quite small (about 250 members at most). My mother's family came from Gaza to Kafr Yasif over 100 years, but her family is gigantic, probably the largest or second largest Muslim family in the religiously mixed town of Kafr Yasif. --Al Ameer son (talk) 20:25, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


Hi. I've nominated Mennonites in Mexico, an article you worked on, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created/expanded on June 21, where you can improve it if you see fit. --​​​​D​​tbohrer​​​talkcontribs 03:55, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 26 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Mennonitism in Mexico, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Daniel Case (talk) 03:33, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

ThanksSeth J. Frantzman (talk) 14:38, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Srebrenica Genocide Denial[edit]

Dear Seth J. Frantzman, I read your reviews on amazon and I was shocked to hear that you are Srebrenica genocide denier. Professor Barry Lituchy, who wrote books on Jasenovac, is a Serbian propagandists who denied genocide of Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) in Jasenovac concentration camp. You may read about him here. Have you properly researched the involvement of Serbian Chetniks in extermination of Jews in Yugoslavia? Serbs portray themselves as the major Balkan victims of the Second World War, but conceal the Chetnik collaboration with Nazi fascists, including systematic genocide that they had committed against several peoples, including the Bosniaks and Jews. I have spoken about it on my [blog here. You can regain your credibility only if you stop denying genocide. Bosniak (talk) 00:20, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Response to Seth[edit]

Dear Seth, what happened to Jews was worse than genocide, and many people don't realize this fact. There is a difference between genocide and holocaust. Holocaust is a combination of genocides which resulted in 6 million Jews murdered by Nazi fascists. Holocaust is worse than genocide. Having said that, genocide is not about numbers. Please read my reasoning here I am very thankful to you for responding to my message. Bosniak (talk) 04:22, 1 November 2008 (UTC)


The first link that you put in on the discussion page as it stands at present to article Shehita does not work. Regards RPSM (talk) 21:51, 22 November 2008 (UTC)


The first link on the discussion page to article Shehita as it stands at present (author:you) does not work. [[3]] Regards RPSM (talk) 21:52, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Modest proposal[edit]

I am inviting partners to develop messages reflecting the decency of people like Ferenc Deak, John Rawls, and perhaps Plekhanov....

Your articles in the Jerusalem Post and in your blog are a solid starting line... —Preceding unsigned comment added by S4200 (talkcontribs) 01:23, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

i wonder[edit]

can you spell narcissism? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:39, 30 July 2009 (UTC)


Response: I thought this was funny too, I am proud. I guess the article must have angered the International Law religion beleivers and thus rather than being the "worst", it must in fact have had much to say in its critique. Seth J. Frantzman (talk) 13:31, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

That is incredibly faulty reasoning, simply because something provokes a reaction does not mean that it had anything to say. I might get annoyed with someone , erroneously, trying to convince me that a rock is in fact a living organism. I might get annoyed at their stupidity. Therefore their critique of the current perception of rocks as inanimate objects must have something to it and rocks probably are living organisms...... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:27, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

amazon review of annihilating difference[edit]

I was unable to post the following because im a uk amazon user but i read your review and would like to take issue with some of your analysis:

Firstly let me just say I think it is a very good book, in particular the chapter on Rwanda by Taylor. However, I think one must remember that the book is a series of anthropological studies and as such an attempt to try and get at the heart of what motivates genocide by approaching it from different instances. I think it does this very well, of course Genocide isn't war and the writer doesn't claim that it is entirely, social phenomena are incredibly difficult to distinguish and often have common roots - particularly when it comes down to violence- maybe you should re-read that chapter. Also any suggestion that what occurred in Bosnia was not genocide shows a blatant ignorance of the meaning of the word - Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group. Simply because an example of Genocide doesn't appear in this book doesn't mean the book is bad or ill-informed, maybe it's not just relevant or there isn't enough information to make it useful to the overall considerations of the book.

My thoughts exactly[edit]

Another editor who disagreed with notability actually did some clean up that was pretty cool. Much of the coverage addressing notability was controversial so it did look like it could turn into an attack piece down the road. It is easy enough to modify and bring back if you pop up more in reliable sources. You hopefully have a log career in front of you so maybe in th future. I actually wasn't the person who started it, but I assume he will be keeping an eye out. He is a decent guy from the editing I have done with him so would expect it to not be a negative article -- none on Wikipedia are supposed to be negative of course. Cptnono (talk) 20:56, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Re: Seth Frantzman[edit]

Hi Seth, I'm glad to hear that you were opposed to having the article on yourself as well. And congratulations on being a columnist! That whole issue was pretty confusing, because your blog has the same name as your column I take it? It was a bit hard to figure out because there hasn't been much written about you (as opposed to by you). Regardless, as I told Cptnono, I think you're on track to become a quite notable (by Wikipedia standards) person one day, at which point you'll probably have an article about you again. I'm hopefully that future editors will be able to keep the malicious material out when that happens. Cheers. ← George talk 21:47, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

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WikiProject Cleanup[edit]

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Category:Daher al-Omar fortifications[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Hebraic Political Studies[edit]

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