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"Uranian Institute" is an astrological research institute, and is not linked with Wikipedia references to 'Uranian' pederasty or pedophilia. Please correct this misinformation, which is clearly due to ignorance of the subject, a lack of good command of the English language, or some sort of cheap, infantile defamatory insult. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:28, 28 October 2007 (UTC)


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Speedy deletion of Uranian Institute[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Uranian Institute, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia per speedy deletion criterion G11.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not meet basic Wikipedia criteria may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as an appropriate article, and if you can indicate why the subject of this article is appropriate, you may contest the tagging. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the article and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm its subject's notability under the guidelines.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on [[Talk:{{{1}}}|the article's talk page]] explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.Dethme0w 02:56, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

User:Uranian Institute[edit]

A tag has been placed on User:Uranian Institute, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article seems to be blatant advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an encyclopedia article. Please read the general criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item 11, as well as the guidelines on spam.

If you can indicate why the subject of this article is not blatant advertising, you may contest the tagging. To do this, please add {{hangon}} on the top of the article and leave a note on [[Talk:User:Uranian Institute|the article's talk page]] explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would help make it encyclopedic, as well as adding any citations from reliable sources to ensure that the article will be verifiable. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Calton | Talk 14:40, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

The Uranian Institute is an educational institute run by certified educators. Our website has been routinely hacked and harassed by people associated with commercial software producers who have been threatened by our more recent development of an educational/professional program to compete with theirs. What is the true identity of "DethmeOw" (who, based on internet searches, appears to be a software developer) and his/her credentials and background to make accusations of the Uranian Institute?

The National Council for Geocosmic Research, nominally 'non-profit', is closely affiliated with the commercial Astrolabe software company; has been controlled through much of its history by founders, presidents, and sales representatives of Astrolabe Software; and has frequently been used as a venue to promote sales of Astrolabe software and other commercial software programs. Thus it seems a double standard to allow an entry for the NCGR (older and larger), but not for the Uranian Institute. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:50, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia!

I hope not to seem unfriendly or make you feel unwelcome, but I noticed your username, and I am concerned that it might not meet Wikipedia's username policy. After you look over that policy, could we discuss that concern here?

WP:Username does not allow the use of the name of institution as a user name.

I'd appreciate learning your own views, for instance your reasons for wanting this particular name, and what alternative username you might accept that avoids raising this concern.

You have several options freely available to you:

Thank you. JERRY talk contribs 04:46, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

This is UranianInstitute. I can understand the Wikipedia policy designed to keep individuals from claiming to represent institutions they are members of. I am actually the founder and director of the Uranian Institute. If such a username is unacceptable, I will change it. The only reason wrote an entry for Uranian Institute was that earlier, someone had been writing definitions of 'Uranian' that were highly tilted toward it very marginal usage and association with pedophilia. And among those fueling those implications were a computer programmer (DethMeOw) who may be hostile to our work for some reason. We function primarily as an educational organization, and offer a computer program for sale that is used to work with our techniques. On several occasions we have been attacked as being a primarily commercial agent by another genuinely long-established commercial software distributor, who is in fact primarily a commercial agent, while we are not.... it is possible that sale of our educational program has 'cut in' to their 'sales territory'.

 Because our institute is in San Francisco, and we do have gay students, and the current wave of ruling right-wing politics nationwide, often prone to harass target populations on the internet, I wanted simply to state that the Uranian Institute does not endorse or identify with pedophilia.... AND since this controversy began, the Wiki article on 'Uranian' has been extensively broadened to include the various definitions and usages of the term, so that this is no longer an issue.

If it is determined by genuine and qualified arbitration team that I should change my username, or eliminate the entry for Uranian Institute, I will gladly do so. However, I am aware that Wikipedia is open to random editing, and want to be sure that such regulations are real, and not just an arbitrary effort by one or two individuals allied with antagonistic interests to harass or censor.

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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  1. Ruth Brummund - Find sources: "Ruth Brummund" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 05:41, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Ruth Brummund[edit]

Hello, Uranian Institute, and thanks for contributing to Wikipedia!

I wanted to let you know that some editors are discussing at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ruth Brummund whether the article Ruth Brummund should be in Wikipedia. I encourage you to comment there if you think the article should be kept in the encyclopedia.

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Thanks again for your contributions! bobrayner (talk) 19:17, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of T.H. Tetens[edit]

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