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I hope you're not taking the discussion at Talk:The Lord of the Rings personally: we're not ganging up on you. But you are using the Talk page to advance a personal view of the book. That's not the point of Talk pages. You raised the question of whether Bombadil should be considered a major character; that's fair. The answer, basically, is: it certainly isn't obvious from the text; find a reliable source to convince us otherwise. Reliable sources includes scholarly accounts published by reputable publishers; it doesn't extend to opinions aired on fan pages, even relatively good ones like "The Thain's Book". (And in the long run, Tolkien's discussion in Letter #144 (pp 178-9) will probably trump anything you find!) -- Elphion (talk) 19:11, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

(Letter #144 is quoted at length in Tom Bombadil.) -- Elphion (talk) 19:18, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Herman Melville[edit]

Nice work on Herman Melville; welcome to Wikipedia! - Neonorange (talk) 22:08, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Would you please read some guidelines to Wikipedia policy first, and not add any unsourced material to Melville's pages? The suggestion that Melville's ambivalence mirrored his parents's ambivalence should be attributed to a scholar, otherwise it looks like it is your own opinion.MackyBeth (talk) 20:46, 20 December 2013 (UTC).
Please assume good faith. - Neonorange (talk) 00:28, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

This back-and-forth editing in the Wikipedia article Herman Melville is getting close to a violation of the three revert rule; more than three reversions of materially the same edit within a 24 hour period. Please 'assume good faith' and be civil. Wikipedia is a collaborative project and no one 'owns' an article. Time to get other opinions. -Neonorange (talk) 00:28, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

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The warning I posted has some scary words. Don't worry... you have properly stepped back. Keep in mind the warning, but recognize that any editor can post this warning with a Wikipedia:Template. Only an administrator can take the action. I'm sure that, as a good Ent, only Saruman could provoke you again! - Neonorange (talk) 03:36, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

January 2014[edit]

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Karl Marx stuff[edit]

Hello there Treebeard. I don't mean to be disruptive by reverting your recent edit to Karl Marx, and I am not averse to changes in the actual wording of that section. However, a number of errors have been included into the text as a result of recent edits to it – references placed before punctuation marks, information being removed from the sentence in which it is referenced, non-referenced material added, and parargaphs divided into two for no clear reason. For this reason, it was necessary to undo these recent edits, restoring the prose to a stage where such problems were not apparent. Best, Midnightblueowl (talk) 17:30, 6 January 2014 (UTC)


I have initiated a discussion over at Bloodlands [1]. I would appreciate your response on the talkpage of Bloodlands. Regards--Woogie10w (talk) 11:34, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

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American Left[edit]

Your comments at Talk:American_Left#This_article_is_biased_and_needs_to_be_re-written. were very helpful in eventually convincing me to get my butt into the library. What those Oxford socialists actually wrote in 1998 is at Talk:American_Left#Encyclopedia_of_the_American_Left_2nd_ed._1998_verification_failure_.28use_of_first_edition.27s_preface.29 . The path is more open for a rewrite as a result. I hope you go there and contribute if you can. I also mentioned your text at Talk:American_Left#Buhle.2C_Buhle.2C_and_Georgakas_should_still_be_used_to_determine_article_scope. and on my talk page in the hide/show window at User_talk:Flying_Jazz#Scope_issues_at_Talk:American_Left. I don't like articles that have a narrow scope and don't present anything in context, but I can't help you beyond broadening the scope, so the potential for adding context now exists. I'm sick of editing in there, and I'm not interested enough in the topic over the long term. Thanks again. Flying Jazz (talk) 17:54, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Also, be sure to check out my userpage! It tells a simple and humorous tale. Flying Jazz (talk) 13:16, 27 February 2015 (UTC)