User talk:William percy

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Johann Wolfgang [ T ...C ] 02:33, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

Help with gay rights?[edit]

Hi William:

Your help would be much appreciated on the history of the gay rights movement, in articles Gay rights and Gay rights in the United States. It's pretty dubious and shallow. I mostly don't have access to printed sources, and I was only able to find a few cursory or tertiary sources online.

Wuzzy 21:27, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Moved pages[edit]

I moved a page titled "user: William Percy" and the accompanying talk page here, because they were not set up as user pages and had a confusing set of redirects. If you wish to change your username, please see Wikipedia:Changing username. Cheers, -Will Beback 23:05, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Spam[edit]

You appear to be adding links to your website to many articles. Please don't. -Will Beback 23:06, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Adding links to one's own works, whether articles, websites, or both, is a minor form of self-promotion which is frowned upon generally. Since the works are few in number, academic and non-commercial, there is little harm. As you may imagine, we get many links which are none of those three things. Thank you for taking the concern seriously enough respond. Cheers, -Will Beback 05:04, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
It appears that you may not have received the answer to the query that you left on Will Beback's talk page. If so, the relevant guidelines are at WP:SPAM and WP:EL. Regarding guidelines and policies; they are edited in much the same chaotic manner as the articles. Consequently, they may be redundant contradictory and inchoate. May I also offer a somewhat belated welcome to Wikipedia from a middle-aged semi-academic in Seattle. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 05:29, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

References in Gay rights[edit]

You removed a reference in Gay rights which was paired to a Harvard style citation for the text "By 1969, there were dozens of homophile organizations and publications in the U.S." I assume that you meant to replace the reference with this addition:

Bullough, Vern L. (ed.) Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context. Harrington Park Press, 2002.

However, this change broke the Harvard style citation. If you change a Harvard style reference, please remember to change both parts. It is critical to preserve references in controversial articles that are subject to vandalism. I would welcome your input in editing the article and providing good references, which this article desperately needs.

If the Bullough reference does not support the above quoted sentence, then the reference should be reverted back to your online review. Wuzzy 00:48, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Ditto for the article Gay rights in the United States. By the way, including the URL in visible < > brackets is the correct MLA style of citing online sources. Wuzzy 01:11, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

I note that you have reverted some of your earlier edits of Gay rights. Thank you. However, as a result, there is no page-bottom reference for "By 1969, there were dozens of homophile organizations and publications in the U.S." The original reference was to your online book review (not the book):
Percy, William A., “Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights”, November 22, 2005. Accessed on December 30, 2005.<http://williamapercy.com/BeforeStonewallReview.htm>
which I thought would do in a pinch since I did not have the book and the online reference was to a review by a historian of a history book. On January 11, you appeared to replace it with a reference to the book:
Bullough, Vern L. (ed.) Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context. Harrington Park Press, 2002.
which is okay if it is correct, but then you deleted this on January 20, which now leaves no bottom reference.
So, my question now is which is the best reference for "By 1969, there were dozens of homophile organizations and publications in the U.S. The choices appear to be either:"
1. Percy, William A., “Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights”, November 22, 2005. Accessed on December 30, 2005.<http://williamapercy.com/BeforeStonewallReview.htm>
2. Bullough, Vern L. (ed.) Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context. Harrington Park Press, 2002.
Wuzzy 14:14, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Writing an Article about yourself[edit]

Sir: It is not appropriate to write an article about yourself, therefore I am nominating your biography for deletion. If all of this is true, someone else can write it.V. Joe 20:13, 7 June 2006 (UTC) Sir: If you are in fact Dr. Percy's assitant and writing for wikipedia, might I suggest a different topic for writing. If you are knowledgable about LGBT rights, etc, write about a topic that doesn't directly involve you, or even one that involves you such as outing. If you continue to write articles about your boss, I will cheerfully rewrite for NPOV or grammatical mistakes, etc, BUT I still don't advise this way to start an article, and if there is any sugarcoating in your version, other editors will notice and fix them. V. Joe 20:35, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Correction to my first remarks[edit]

Sorry WP, it did come off as a bit inimical at first. What I meant is that myself and others will review the article for grammar and NPOV, much as my own contributions are modified in return. I'm not commanding or anything about other topics, but it is a suggestion is all. Also, it just isn't a good idea for you to write articles about someone you know personally, at least for quality articles. Expect other editors to pay especiall attention to that sort of thing. Thanks very much. V. Joe 23:33, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Hirschfeld and androphilia[edit]

Hello. Some time ago, you added information about Magnus Hirschfeld's three-fold age classification system for male homosexuals to the Androphilia article. I am trying to identify where Hirschfeld spelled this system out. Do you have the original quote? Thanks in advance. ntennis 01:18, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

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Pederasty, Greeks, Homosexuality[edit]

Dear Dr. Percy,

I am currently involved in a discussion about certain contents of the article about pederasty. We cannot quite agree on the precise meaning of a quote from your article Sexual customs of the ancient Greeks in 'Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia':

A proper understanding of Greek history should help to discredit homophobia as such and even the especially virulent hatred of homosexual pederasty, its most persecuted but historically most prevalent variation.

Is this meant to imply that pederasty is the historically most prevalent variation of homosexuality? Or that homosexual pederasty is the historically most prevalent variation of pederasty?

Any reply would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Chrisahn 22:35, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

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Please do offer your suggestion[s] regarding my suggestions.[edit]

In your introductory biography, you say "I was immensely relieved last year to be reclassified by the Supreme Court as no longer a felon. In 1973,..." That quote does leave some doubt as to the date, whether you relate the '73 to the Super Court {sic, k, :)}.

I have, as well, listed suggestions @ talk:ONE,_Inc.

Please help.

Thank You,

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Per a Weather Channel documentary, 2008, this William_Alexander_Percy had held slaves during the 1927 flood.

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