User talk:Xact

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Teacher[edit]

I want to personally say "thank you" for your comments at Talk:Teacher. I agree there are major changes that need to be made, and would support any expansion that you are proposing. Make sure your additions are referenced, and almost everything you're putting forth should be fine. • Freechild'sup? 08:19, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

I went through and wikified a lot of the content you added, and I am sure that you will stir up a lot of debate about the changes you made. The most important thing you can do now is go back and add reliable citations to your additions. Thanks again for your contributions. • Freechild'sup? 22:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Dharma fellowship[edit]

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I have nominated Dharma fellowship, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dharma fellowship. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. Clay Collier (talk) 00:36, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

December 2009[edit]

Hi there, Xact - I just reverted your good-faith edit to Equestrian order. Augustus is generally described as the "first Roman emperor", not J Caesar (who was imperator by acclamation several times over, but that's another story). "Principate of Augustus" is preferable in so many ways... Haploidavey (talk) 19:02, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
That's fine & thank you Haploidavey. I find your reversion improving the quality. It feels better to read "under the principality of...", than how it was before my "good-faith edit", even though to argue that it is "generally described" is dubious in my ears; it becomes a matter of convention, in regard of definitions of names and titles. With my good faith I don't really see how Imperator, or Caesar even, is another story in relation to Roman Emperor. On the other side, the notion of "the Principate of Augustus" alludes to the historical convention, or perhaps(?) self-designation, making it more in line with a historigraphical approach whereas the historiographer, as such, is regarded not unrelated to neither signification nor the actual event signified, termed history. --Xact (talk) 20:30, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Sortition[edit]

Hi Xact,

I just noticed your note of appreciation on the discussion page of Sortition. As a frequent contributor to that page, I thank you. Also, if you are interested in political activity related to sortition, please leave me a note on my talk page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Drono (talkcontribs) 00:42, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Futurum[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add content without citing verifiable and reliable sources, as you did to Maitreya. Before making any potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Deconstructhis (talk) 16:43, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry to have trespassed rules of suchness. I simply found the passage I edited of such an horrendous bad quality, that I couldn't hold my passion. Hoping again that someone would later improve the article to a tolerable level. I confess that it was an idiosyncratic action. Luckily, when tonight reading the Maitreya-article I find that it has improved a lot. --Xact (talk) 21:25, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

About your "Truth tentative"[edit]

Good morning. First, I'm sorry for my bad english. I could not pursue on the english Wikipedia to this day the issue of the defuncts "Five Good Emperors" and "Adoptive emperors" (the traditional way, so defined in 2005 and still in 2006, see "View History": http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nerva%E2%80%93Antonine_dynasty&action=history), now the "Nerva–Antonine dynasty", and just now I read your comment, January 2010, called "Truth tentative" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Nerva%E2%80%93Antonine_dynasty). I delighted it, and especially your sentence: "I may admit a sympathy for information that breaks with the conformity of historiography pertaining to the alledged conquerors of truth, history". I think you'll find the answer, or the cause, of this concrete break, of this "search for historical truth", in my long article «La dinastía Ulpio-Aelia (96-192 d. C.): ni tan 'Buenos', ni tan 'Adoptivos' ni tan 'Antoninos'», in Gerión 21.1, 2003, pp. 263-305 (http://revistas.ucm.es/ghi/02130181/articulos/GERI0303120305A.PDF), unfortunatedly for me in spanish, on a thesis I've been advocating for years (in full since 1998), that there was no "Antonine dynasty" in the 2nd. century, nor actual adoptions, but a true dynasty united by (spanish, baetican) family ties more or less visible. I think that "the Antonines" is a modern historiographic constructum, created in the XVIII and XIXth centuries by french, german and english historians. My definition and arguments appear since some years in the Wikipedia in Spanish: "Dinastía Ulpio-Aelia", http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinast%C3%ADa_Ulpio-Aelia (although also with some risk, I see...).

What happens is that various authors (usually not quoting me) has been attracted of, or have accepted, my points of view (48 roman texts are too..., see art. cit., p. 322-327), but they try to maintain in it some "tradition". Hence the present phase of the English Wikipedia, where they are, separated but living together, Nerva and still some "Antonines", through now only four. Of course, Nerva had no idea to be starting a dynasty, this was a matter of Trajan and Hadrian, and lasted until Commodus (finally also an Aelius: see art.cit., Abstract, p. 305, and p. 314 ff.).

Anyway, I hope that someday my work will be recognized, also abroad, but for now I'm interested in opinion like your's, that value "the breaks with the conformity of Historiography." This is also the usual object of my work (updated until 2003). Cordially, --Alicia M. Canto (talk) 08:26, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment Alicia Canto. I hope you'll break some walls with your work; especially regarding the convention of marking the Nerva-Antonian succession(?) a dynasty, when it may seem too explicitly signify a policy that refuses such transfer of power along lineages of blood, family and tribe, presumably agnatic, thus patriarchist. Pointing at the misnomer 'dynasty', how do you prefer to term the succession? --Xact (talk) 21:40, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

- I sincerely apologize for not being able to answer you until now, I have a family problem that concerns me a long time in recent months. Maybe I have not explained well the things. Actually I do defend that it was a true dynasty throughout all the IInd century, not a "5 good emperors", or a simple "5 adoptive emperors" without more intimate relationships. This Hispano-Baetic (with a little "narbonesian touch") dynasty AD 98-192 would be legitimized through real family ties, through the women/empresses: Plotina, Sabina and the two Faustinae, until Commodus, included (before he was habitually dismissed from "the good" and from "the adoptive" emperors). I even proposed (in 2003) a name for it: "Ulpio-Aelian Dynasty". You can read it in the scientific article already cited (english abstract) and in the spanish Wikiarticle Dinastía Ulpio-Aelia (the footnote 1 for more bibliography since at least 1998).

Viewing now some changes on the English Wikipedia, abandoning the traditional "Antonine dynasty" and the "Good Emperors", I do believe that half of "the wall" has already fallen (although without saying who is more than 10 years pushing it...;-)) I say the half the wall because, as can be seen, now the 7 (not 5) emperors appear broken into two lists, "Nerva-Trajan dynasty" (3) and "Antonine dynasty" (4). That has no historical basis, because we know that Antoninus Pius, Lucius Verus and Marcus Aurelius passed through adoption on the Hadrian's gens Aelia... Anyway, maybe in one or two years more it will be recognized "the truth". Best wishes, --Alicia M. Canto (talk) 11:02, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Talk page etiquette[edit]

Please put new comments at the bottom of the conversation to maintain chronological order. You haven't been doing this on Talk:Muhammad. Thanks. ~Amatulić (talk) 00:25, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

In spite of my history of reverting many of your edits (as I recall, anyway), I must say "thank you" for the barnstar. Quite unexpected. ~Amatulić (talk) 17:40, 22 April 2011 (UTC)
I am not having a fixed ideology in regard of my editing, but I'm quite experimental, and fascinated by the dynamic of editing processes. I tend to be in favour of the Ibsenian word saying that the one standing alone is the stronger part. It affects my way of applying the Neutral Point Of View. To be reverted is not something I necessarily deem purely negatively.

User Page[edit]

Hi, I came across your page in my travels and noticed you could use a little help with your English to express your ideas a little more clearly. I fixed up the spelling mistakes and some punctuation. There are still a number of grammatical errors, and it could definitely be broken up into paragraphs, but I didn't feel like rewriting the entire page. You're welcome to change it back if you don't appreciate my alterations. KettleCooker (talk) 01:45, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

British Israelism[edit]

Hello Xact,

I see that you have made some comments in relation to the above article, comments which I think are relevant to the situation at hand, so I am contacting you to request any input you may be able to contribute. The situation at hand is that I made what I felt were some basic edits, and they were repeatedly deleted by a contributor, even after I made an adjustment.

I am basically new to this scenario, so I hadn't been aware of the Talk page, etc. At any rate, I have been reading the talk page, and the content of my edit had already been largely addressed by other contributors, including yourself.

So, since I am tackling the deplorable state of the article in question and intend to do a significant edit, I would like to try and build a little consensus, and the more the merrier in the that process!

I would appreciate it if you could take the time to read through the recent entries on the Talk page and participate in the course of events leading to as substantial an edit as possible.

Thanks.Ubikwit (talk) 17:12, 18 November 2012 (UTC)Ubikwit

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You have to add references to the Rooster or it will be removed in no time, Xact. This not like the Norwegian Wiki... I am only telling you because it happens rather often... Won't remove it - but someone will. Add references, quick. Hafspajen (talk) 22:17, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Vaasara[edit]

Hello Xact,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Vaasara for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Arthistorian1977 (talk) 06:51, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

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