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A Sock?[edit]

What are you talking about? I'm a human being. And why did you revert my edit without explanation? I am a new user but I've read deleting entire sections without explanation is called partial blanking vandalism and is frowned upon. I explained why I was adding the section on the discussion page. Why didn't you offer the same courtesy of discussing your edit/revert/whatever there? I intend to restore the section if I don't get a suitable explanation. If it happens again I intend to report your vandalism. Clear? --DKorn 01:48, 17 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

You are a new user who, immediately after joining, rushed to an article and immediately reverted to the favored version of a previous user who was recently blocked and who has employed several other obvious socks. I think you will be hard-pressed to find anyone who wouldn't assume you're a sock under such circumstances. If you don't want to be taken for a sockpuppet of another user, I suggest that stop acting like one. Abandon Ray Nagin for a week or so, go to other articles, and edit there constructively for a while instead of immediately devoting all your edits to backing up someone else who is known for using frequent socks. Aquillion 01:54, 17 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Many Thanks[edit]

Thanks for supporting my RFA. It couldn't have happened without your effort. FeloniousMonk 18:08, 15 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]


Wikipedia:WikiProject Freedom of religion[edit]

Aquillon, you wrote, "Worst of all, most of the religious people on Wikipedia seem to be Western Judeo-Christian faith; when religion is touched upon, this tends to slant it towards those faiths and away from many other major world faiths. "

This may be true to some extent but the current to-do list on the WikiProject does not reflect your opinion. There are many articles on the to-do list that I edited that, I have to admit, contain quite a lot of critical remarks, e.g. guru that user:Goethean complained about. Like Goethean, I am a Hindu, though a skeptical one, and the reason that that article and several other article contain sourced, notable attributed critical remarks as per the NPOV policy is not because it was edited by people with a "Western Judeo-Christian faith" but because I edited those articles.

If we really want to counter systematic bias following the NPOV policy then the solution is not to remove those critical remarks that perfectly follow NPOV policy but to insert more critical remarks at articles related to the " "Western Judeo-Christian faith", such as prophet, as I have already done a bit, though this is difficult for me, because I don't know much about the Abrahamic religions.

I also find the name of the project offensive, because I have not impeded anybody's freedom of religion. Andries 08:04, 27 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for spotting the Skyscraper re-quote![edit]

Do you agree that it's ok, or is it annoying? Trollderella 23:05, 29 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I don't see anything wrong with leading an article with a quote; like you said on talk, there didn't seem to be much consensus one way or the other when it came up on the village pump, and it does add a certain amount of character. But I don't think it's worth worrying too much over either way. Aquillion 23:08, 29 August 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Able Danger and Nagin[edit]

The troll from 209.x.x.x appears to be the same person who has been making tendentious edits to the Able Danger article. Very similar modus operandi, just keep making edits to one copy of the article, reverting it repeatedly. It appears that this is also the same as Corwin8 who admits to being a paid political consultant. The reason the guy has changed his handle is that after calling me a liar and a NAZI he was likely to end up being blocked. --Gorgonzilla 02:00, 6 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

My RFA[edit]

Thank you very kindly for your support for my nomination. I promise your trust will not be misplaced; I may occasionally be slightly buzzed with power, but never drunk. ;) · Katefan0(scribble) 22:29, September 12, 2005 (UTC)

Thank you... I have one problem now... Memento is working and Memento (film) is working... but for some reason the link from Memento to the movie page redirects back at Memento, even though I've linked it correctly, and tried different linking methods. I couldn't find any redirection code or anything on the movie page... so I'm at a loss... Can you help? Sorry to bother you... -- NatsukiGirl\talk 05:59, 23 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

RFM[edit]

Bizarre. I guess those others should just be restored. I'll do it if you don't want to. · Katefan0(scribble) 22:35, 26 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

I completely understand. But I think it best to restore them just to avoid any suggested improprieties -- done now. Wouldn't worry about it too much, it's not really the place for that sort of thing. · Katefan0(scribble) 22:44, 26 September 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Pure wiki deletion system[edit]

I see that you are a supporter of the Wikipedia:Pure wiki deletion system; we have moved the proposal page from meta to here, and are looking for supporters to add their names, and help in making the proposal specific and detailed. Join us! JesseW, the juggling janitor 07:51, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Deleting is like what happen When God said to U

instead of saying you are deleted
in the same tone God whispered "condemned to Hell"
So all wikipedians said "amen" U r deleted !
mem wo-men PLUs so how do U all feel , great?> yak..!Alien2 07:23, 9 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
recomend all newbies to go [[1]] there is no delete policy for anyone except add-to-it!

Thank you![edit]

A big thank you for your help and support, I look forward to meeting you in more productive contexts, Yours, Trollderella 23:55, 10 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

More evacuation plan goodies[edit]

...happening on Karl Rove, in case you're interested. Suspected JCC sockpuppet User:DEastman showed up a few days ago, with User:John Henry soon following, so I became suspicious of that user too. And sure enough, today this John Henry user inserted some stuff about the evacuation plan. Just FYI. · Katefan0(scribble) 19:03, 11 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you[edit]

I just wanted to say thank you for your support of my admin nomination. I look forward to the time when our Wikipedia paths, blended in amity, cross once again. —Wayward Talk 05:22, 18 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Hermione1980's RfA[edit]

Thank you for your support on my RfA; I really appreciate it! I will do my best to live up to the trust you've shown in me. Thanks, Hermione1980 23:18, 18 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

This article has been rewritten to reflect current knowledge. I urge you to take a look at it and reconsider your delete vote. Thanks. Denni 03:10, 20 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you very much[edit]

Thank you for your support Aquillion and much more thanks for your defence on my behalf, and understanding of some of the bad faith motives that some editors have been making against me. I look forward to working with you in the near future. :) --a.n.o.n.y.m t 22:45, 25 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for policing the Bollywood page[edit]

Thanks very much for removing the linkspam at Bollywood. Usually I'm the vandalism patrol, but I was busy this afternoon. Nice to get some help. Zora 07:20, 28 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

"FIRE"[edit]

Hi Aquillion -- since you have occasionally shown up to watch for abuses on the ACLU article, I was wondering if you could put the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education also on your watchlist? FIRE is sort of a "conservative" ACLU; in as much as the ACLU article usually gets POV and vandalism from the right, FIRE gets it from the left. The article just recently attracted a rather heavy POV-pusher, and I don't want it to be just a him-versus-me thing. If you could keep a watch and add your input, that would be very helpful. Thanks in advance. Sdedeo 07:46, 29 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Compromise proposal on Template:Suicide[edit]

I have a possible solution to the dispute on Template talk:Suicide#Compromise proposal. When you have time, take a look at it and note your possible assent or not in the appropriate section. Thanks! — Phil Welch 22:29, 2 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks[edit]

Thank you so much for your support of my RfA, I guess you don't have to be Bernard Lewis to be an admin after all! Thanks again, I really appreciate it! Ramallite (talk) 04:00, 9 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Hello,

Do you have a couple of minutes?

I'm busy debugging policy right now, and I'm interested in the following question:

How did you make the distinction between policy and essay in the case of WP:5P, to reach the conclusion you made in this [2] rv. ?

Which factors did you take into account, which previous knowlege, which procedures, etc?


Thanks for your time! Kim Bruning 04:54, 16 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Interesting answer. Thank you! Kim Bruning 06:30, 16 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

KI's RFA[edit]

Thanks for the support, KI 01:40, 20 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Frustration with 'voting' on AfD[edit]

I saw your comments on the Village Pump on vote solicitation. I've also been quite frustrated at the way 'voting' goes on AfD, and have stayed away from it for a while, as it was taking a day-and-a-half to wade through one days's worth of nominations. I've been kicking an idea around some, but but it feels too clunky and to fit in Wikipedia. If you are interested in talking about possibly doing something about AfD 'votes', drop me a line. -- Donald Albury (Dalbury)(Talk) 23:54, 27 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Ah, OK. I'm not fond of that proposal. Oh well. -- Donald Albury (Dalbury)(Talk) 01:00, 28 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Did you know? {{prod}} can have a parameter.[edit]

Hello there. You have proposed the article Forever Autumn for deletion without providing a reason why in the {{prod}} template. You may be interested to know that you can add your reasoning like that: {{prod|Add reason for deletion here}}. This will make your reasoning show up in the article's deletion notice. It will also aid other users in considering your suggestion on the Proposed Deletions log. See also: How to propose deletion of an article. Sandstein 17:31, 10 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Yahwism[edit]

Aguillion, I am not going to revert your restoration of this article. But what should I do? The contents is false. Since it is false, I doubt that one can find scholarship to support it. I asked the author of the article to provide sources, and he replied evasively. I did research and the only biblical historian I could find who uses the word Yahwism is John Noth, so I put that - with a citation - into the article. Do you know of any scholarship that supports the article? Why has Thadman not provided any sources or citations, even when asked to? Slrubenstein | Talk 15:43, 24 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Re: welcome[edit]

Amazing how much some train-watchers care about their passion, isn't it? Anyway, thanks, that's very helpful. I retracted my warning to 81.104.165.184, so hopefully now this whole thing is behind us. TheJabberwʘck 04:20, 10 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Chironares[edit]

Thanks for giving Chironares a nod in the right direction. :) - Mgm|(talk) 18:47, 10 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Don't understand your opinion.[edit]

Hi, you made a comment earlier [3] and I don't understand it all. I started the poll to get a broader range of peoples' opinions, especially people unassociated with the article. I'd like to understand what you mean. Thanks. Ste4k 17:17, 20 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I've replied to your comment over on my page. Just letting you know. Ste4k 19:05, 20 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Idindji[edit]

Thanks for that information. They are probably encyclopedic, but I deleted the article based on the fact that there was very little content and no context. Academic Challenger 07:57, 1 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

My RfA[edit]

Thankyou for your participation in my RfA. Due to an almost even spread of votes between Oppose and Support (Final (16/13/6)) I have decided to withdraw for now and re-apply in a couple of months as suggested. I thank everyone for their kind support of my editorial skills; it meant a lot to me to get such strong recommendations from my fellow editors. If you ever have any hints as to how I can improve further, I would love to hear from you. ViridaeTalk 15:24, 2 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Warcraft AfD[edit]

The whole vote is bad faith, the person who started it even said so himself. Why did you open it again? Havok (T/C/c) 14:32, 12 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Point of clarification: I have never said that the AfD was in bad faith. It is rather impossible for me to make objective assessments of my own actions anyhow. If you object to the reopening, then WP:AN is the place to bring it up as Aquillion isn't a sysop himself. Kaustuv Chaudhuri 23:24, 12 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

re: Kino's Journey[edit]

Hey, I've been revamping the Kino's Journey page. Got any screenshots for the list of episodes page? Want to help? Best -- choi9999

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Sorry[edit]

If my post to Chairboy on AN/I confused you, I apologize. It was an inside joke between him and I about something he had said to me the other day. As far as I know, he was simply providing the link to the essay on "wrong version protected". I'm not aware that either he or myself are involved in the article being reported. Lsi john 20:58, 18 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Whoops. I got the names mixed up... it was Chairboy's comment that confused me, not yours. Oh well... it doesn't really matter, since User:CBM, who the complaint was directed at, wasn't the one who protected that page either. --Aquillion 21:04, 18 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. You wrote: "rm. quote. One person's quote does not illustrate or significantly describe larger popular usage." I agree. That is solved by adding more quotes. Please see Wikipedia:Guidelines for controversial articles. These type of popular use sections on wikipedia pages are common. They have to start somewhere. An anonymous user added the quote. It is wrong to delete sourced info, especially from newcomers. See WP:BITE. The quote is accurate. I listened to the NPR audio online. You can too. --Timeshifter 05:44, 22 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

There are numerous problems with the quotation in any case. First, it is not describing Corporatism, merely using the word in passing. A quotation intended to illustrate usage should focus on the word itself, preferably exclusively. Second, it isn't a 'popular' usage of corporatism by any stretch of the imagination--it comments on the present U.S. healthcare system, calling it corporatism, which is not part of any widely-accepted popular usage that I am aware. This isn't an article on the U.S. healthcare system, so it hardly belongs there. Additionally, the text made no effort to work the quotation into a discussion of how the term is used more broadly; I do not think, given the tangental and unrepresentitive nature of the quote, that it is possible to work it into a discussion of how it is used more broadly. Finally, and given the above, it's worth pointing out that Ron Paul has some very enthusiatic supporters online, to the point where quotes and references to him are frequently mentioned in inappropriate places by his supporters online; I think that, given the generally tangental and inapplicible nature of this quote to the place it was put, its extremely inapproprate length, the way in which it focused more on Ron Paul's views than on the article's subject, and the fact that no effort was made to work it into the text, it is plain that the anonymous user who added was influenced by their desire to insert as many references to Ron Paul as possible. While we certainly shouldn't WP:BITE new users, they do often fail to understand Wikipedia policies; WP:AGF does not mean we cannot fix their mistakes when they make them. This quote is, plainly and unquestionably, a mistake... if you must have a quote there, find one by a well-known scholar and use that, one talking primarily about corporatism and not something else. Using random tangentials on the U.S. healthcare system just because they happen to have the word 'corporatism' in them will detract more than it informs. --Aquillion 15:58, 22 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]
I see your point about scholarly usage versus usage in partisan politics. Maybe the section title should be changed from "In popular usage" to "In popular culture". I think that would be more accurate. Scholarly usage is already covered in the article. Many articles have sections about popular usage in popular culture. That is what I was referring to, not popular scholarly usage. See Mark Twain in popular culture, The Thunder, Perfect Mind#In contemporary culture, etc.. For many more examples:
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awikipedia.org+%22popular+culture%22 --Timeshifter 16:50, 22 June 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Image Issues[edit]

Known Issue, moan at Wp:TWINKLE, I've already mentioned it once to them. Sfan00 IMG 09:07, 26 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Star Control template[edit]

OK, I've restored it. I honestly didn't think anyone would revert all those redirects without talking to me about it. If you're interested in discussing the merits of the merge, by the way, Kizor and I are doing so. Andre (talk) 05:59, 2 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Just so you understand why I deleted it -- after substing it on the List article I had made, it wasn't used on any articles, so I deleted it per the CSD on housekeeping. Andre (talk) 06:00, 2 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

speedy keep[edit]

thank, that was the first good explanation of the speedy keep, I appreciate your taking the time. Pdbailey 12:23, 21 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

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AfD nomination of List of grassroots organizations[edit]

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can you advise?[edit]

Hi, I see your recent edit at Wind power. I presume the "wind-watch" site is skewed to promote wind power?

On a broader level, I do think we should make a determined effort to produce a scientifically cautious perspective. I'm certainly an advocate of wind power, but WP's article, I believe, will have more authority in the tangled web of power-generation politics and emissions policy if it is seen to be carefully NPOV. What do you think? Tony (talk) 04:02, 8 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I agree with your reply. However, just one point: (from credible peer-reviewed journals when writing about scientific topics, for instance) then we'll end up with an NPOV article naturally"—pharameceutical companies are well-known for funding lots of studies of their products, but vetoing the publication of all but those that cast the products in a positive light. WP can't escape the need to assess, summarise, choose, and that by itself is hard to differentiate, on occasions, from the NOR doctrine. This is not widely enough acknowledge, IMO. Tony (talk) 07:03, 8 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

AfD[edit]

Please see: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MooniesBorock (talk) 07:40, 27 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

You er...[edit]

...might want to sign this! Thanks for your support, though, it's very much appreciated! HJMitchell You rang? 13:40, 28 December 2009 (UTC)[reply]

RfA Thanks[edit]

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Opinion on inclusion of keys?[edit]

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Give me a break[edit]

There is little point in bending over backwards to excuse Ryulong's attempts to make me look as bad as possible by skewing a source's already debatable interpretation to be slanderous. He could have provided my original quote that Isquith uses, but no, he very deliberately put the worst spin imaginable on it. His agenda is clear, and it has no business on Wikipedia. You can deal with the problem or ignore it, but until it is fixed, I can only hope *not* to be cited on that page. Auerbachkeller (talk) 15:20, 13 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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GamerGate draft[edit]

This edit is not correct. As far as I can tell, that is the only section mentioning the existence of female and minority GamerGate supporters. Even though it was watered down from the previous version that simply noted their existence as fact, the material you removed was still better than not speaking to their existence at all. Would you please restore that material?--The Devil's Advocate tlk. cntrb. 04:23, 15 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Because you could use a tasty treat. NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 00:55, 23 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

A little credit where credit is due[edit]

Hi, Aquillion -- I just wanted to take a moment to note that I found this to be a very well-phrased and on-point analysis of the relevant policy issues with regard to that contentious matter. You found a way to talk about the problematic nature of that content that didn't rely on condemnation of the parties behind the sources or our own involved editors, but which rather focused instead only on the relevant policy and community consensus. I like a well-constructed, well-presented and neutral argument, so... Thumbs up icon.  :) Snow let's rap 05:05, 11 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Reference errors on 10 June[edit]

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 Fixed Thought I'd take a look at it. Turns out that the paragraph you removed was duplicated in the article. I've removed it. — Strongjam (talk) 01:13, 11 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for your comments on Political Correctness article edits.[edit]

Aquillion, thank you for your comment in support of the fact that I had indeed cited reliable sources for everything I had added to the Political Correctness article in reference to the writings of Geo. Orwell. Much appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Professor JR (talkcontribs) 15:58, 11 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hi[edit]

I responded at BLPN, but I'm not sure if the ping worked.Anythingyouwant (talk) 12:56, 14 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

RFC closure challenge[edit]

The closing of an RFC in which you participated, is being challenged at WP:AN#RFC closure challenge - Cwobeel (talk)

‎News sources as primary[edit]

Under no circumstances are news sources of this sort considered secondary sources in biography or other kinds of history: they date from the event in question and are part of the event, not an impassionate outside source writing by reviewing things created during the event. You may wish to go through the review literature published in The Journal of American History (these reviews are tertiary sources, consisting of scholarly critiques of secondary sources) and see how many newspapers are reviewed there. Or if you disagree with the number of news articles reviewed there, you may wish to complain to the editor; after working with him a couple years ago, I can guess his response. But I'm not going to bother doing anything: I'm tired of getting overwhelmed by Randies who think they know scholarly terminology better than professional scholars do. Just don't get surprised that the backlogs get bigger when you drive off the administrators who spend their time trying to close them in accordance with the strongest discussion points, rather than by vote counting. And don't be surprised when you try to use newspapers as secondary sources in medical articles, since the medical editors have done a good job of documenting professional standards in their disciplines. Nyttend (talk) 01:59, 19 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

You may wish to consult with Britannica's editors and ask whether encyclopedia writing be different from scholarly writing. I will continue to enforce the actual sourcing standards demanded by the terminology in the relevant policy, "A primary source may only be used on Wikipedia to make straightforward, descriptive statements of facts that can be verified by any educated person with access to the primary source but without further, specialized knowledge" (in this case, interpretation is necessary to determine that it's a critical event warranting intro mention), so it would be appreciated if you'd stop trying to convince me that sword-wielding skeletons were involved in the Peloponnesian War. You will hear no more from me on this topic until you can get Ed Linenthal to contact me (he has my email address) and tell me that you're right. Nyttend (talk) 02:24, 19 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
What I find fascinating is the appeal to authority here, as if Wikipedia needs to follow a scholar's best practices. If that was the case, we will not have Wikipedia, we would have Citizendium, and we all know where that ended up. What is also amazing to me is that an editor with 180,000 edits in WP and an admin to boot can be so wrong. - Cwobeel (talk) 04:15, 19 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Thank you![edit]

The Original Barnstar
Thank you very much for your effort in surveying and summarizing a sample of the sources of Americans for Prosperity in support of an important decision in editorial direction. Hugh (talk) 06:13, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

"rv; the list of examples isn't duplicated, no. And you know this is the case, since you've argued against their inclusion before." (Antifeminism)[edit]

It's a bit weird to respond to an edit summary via a talk page, maybe, but you addressed me directly and I wasn't going to make an edit just to reply in the history. Anyhow, the beginning of the sentence I removed was absolutely duplicated, word for word, and needed to be removed in one place or other. The second example in the sentence wasn't duplicated, true, which I actually hadn't noticed when I first made the revision. When I did notice it, I thought about editing it into the sentence I'd kept, but that example itself had been part of the whole back-and-forth revising when the duplication happened (first there was no second example, then I added one, then my addition was replaced with this different one) and I wasn't sure what to do about it, so I decided to let that be for the moment. JudahH (talk) 20:38, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah, I realized I'd been confused by that after I posted it (and started to make an edit to merge the two versions together, but someone else already did it.) Sorry about that. --Aquillion (talk) 20:52, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
NP; glad that detail got sorted out quickly, at least. JudahH (talk) 20:59, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Near Death Experiences[edit]

Hello Aquillon

hope u r well

You made the following edit:

  • Connection to the cultural beliefs held by the individual, which seem to dictate the phenomena experienced in the NDE and the later interpretation thereof.[1]

to the near death experiences page - could you please add the page of the book from which citation is taken ? because citation does not sound right to me

Best

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no one but liberland claims the area[edit]

only the government of liberland claims the area. crroatia even said the ydo not claim the area but that they think Serbia claims the area even after the Serbian government released an official statement that they did not claim the area. So no country other than liberland controls the area — Preceding unsigned comment added by Splashyelephant2003 (talkcontribs) 00:05, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

There were two refs stating that the land is claimed by both; I've added a third one. Jedlička says that Serbia and Croatia do not claim the land, but most sources disagree with him. --Aquillion (talk) 01:34, 20 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Reversions to the Gamergate lede[edit]

Could you clarify what you meant in your edit summary on the GGC talk page(apologies if you have and I missed it)? I don't really get what you mean, and how it applies to the email campaign. Best Wishes. Brustopher (talk) 00:00, 26 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Dammit, the second part of my edit summary got cut-off (that part was referring to the second sentence); after the comma, it also said that I wasn't sure the email campaigns were high enough priority to put in the lead. But thinking about it, it might be worth mentioning them... let me try another way of putting it. --Aquillion (talk) 00:04, 26 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Re:GamerGate[edit]

Main concern there is redundancy. Compare the second paragraph to the third:

  • "In the 4chan post that Ars Technica said may have coined the hashtag"
  • "reported that a series of logs from 4chan chat rooms and discussion boards indicated that the #NotYourShield hashtag was created on 4chan"

This is saying the same thing. It's important to note Ars is citing the logs, but it's essentially a drawn out version of the sentence in the preceding paragraph. Which is why I discussed it with the other editor on his talk page. Wouldn't referring to the logs in the second paragraph provide enough information given what's said in the previous one?--Kung Fu Man (talk) 02:46, 7 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Perhaps simply move the second sentence to the first paragraph, give it some needed length? When read aloud it does feel like it's repeating itself. What do you think?--Kung Fu Man (talk) 03:24, 7 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

References[edit]

References

  1. ^ Holden, Janice Miner (2009). The Handbook of Near-death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publishing Data.

Moral panic[edit]

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damn good argument[edit]

I like when someone, in one sentence, encapsulates an incredibly difficult WP policy point. So thanks for posting "politicians or people from think-tanks calling their opponents 'fascists' doesn't belong on Fascism, because we recognize that as a rhetorical device and unlikely to to reflect any sort of political-science consensus" on the talk page for Moral panic. AllGloryToTheHypnotoad (talk) 18:15, 9 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Fiorina[edit]

I don't know how well these ping things work nowadays, so here I am to mention that I have responded to you.Anythingyouwant (talk) 02:35, 20 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Heron, Belford & Goker[edit]

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On Talk:Gamergate controversy, I see you refer to Sexism in the circuitry: female participation in male-dominated popular computer culture by Heron, Belford & Goker but as far as I can see in the talk page archives, only selective quotes have been offered and the entire article is not available. Do you know of an online location where the entire article can be read in order to see the the context of the quotes? Thanks. Liz Read! Talk! 13:34, 22 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

(talk page stalker) @Liz: The lead author has uploaded it here. — Strongjam (talk) 13:42, 22 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, Strongjam, that's exactly what I was looking for! Liz Read! Talk! 13:46, 22 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

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RfC on Campus Sexual Assault[edit]

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Re: Talk:Frankfurt school[edit]

I collapsed a discussion that you had responded to, because the individual in question was an antisemitic troll who's a regular at the refdesks. If a brand new account mentions the refdesk and Jews at the same time, feel free to just revert. Ian.thomson (talk) 09:47, 3 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

You reverted a dubious tag at Political Correctness about something the concensus is currently for changing. Next time it gets reverted I'm taking this straight to ANI. In addition you claimed it has stood there for long. As of currently it has stood there for 4 days. Before that it stood there for three months, as long as the RfC has been open about it. The RfC is now 3 months old as well. --Mr. Magoo (talk) 20:44, 19 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

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Pinto Article[edit]

I would appreciate your input on some of the recent Pinto edits and concerns that I have attempted to raise on the article talk page. Certainly getting a long time article voice might help. In 4 days the new editor has added over 150 edits! Springee (talk) 03:41, 7 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Argument from Authority Example[edit]

Hey, on the Talk for the argument from authority page, you said you didn't support the example since you were "not seeing any sources on the chromosome example that describe anyone involved as relying on an argument from authority". But now a source has been added that explicitly refers to it as an argument from authority, and which uses it as an example of a bad one. On page 40 it says "The power of argument from authority, the power of routine 'givens', and the influence of peer-group pressure are all revealed in this case" and discusses our example of how "In 1923, the eminent American zoologist Theophilus Painter pronounced that there were 24 pairs. This authoritative conclusion was repeated in...".

Would you still be opposed to the example, or would this allay your concerns and make you neutral? (Or even in support? :D) Perfect Orange Sphere (talk) 21:02, 31 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Alt-right quote[edit]

I'm happy to have it moved. As you probably know Guzman put a completely misrepresentative quote there so to avoid edit warring I added the rest. Useful quote though I think. Doug Weller talk 05:22, 22 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

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Jasbir Puar[edit]

I reverted your removal of those statements because the reasons you stated don't appear to hold up. There is no question that those two people accused Puar of those things - BLP is not applicable, so I have reverted those edits of yours. However, you could argue that those two folks' opinions are represented in the article with WP:UNDO weight. Toddst1 (talk) 20:12, 13 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

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Afternoon, I would appreciate your input to an RFC introduced by an SPA relating to the inclusion of SRS in the "Controversial Reddit communities". SPA has canvassed to overturn 3 years of consensus on a 4 day vote. Koncorde (talk) 15:09, 16 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Reply[edit]

Thank you for your participation in discussion.

I explained on the article talk page.

That section is only for one organization's statements, not all info on all unrelated other rewards.

Hope you can understand. Sagecandor (talk) 23:34, 29 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I would gladly self-revert, but it seems moot at this point in time. Sagecandor (talk) 23:36, 29 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Rewards section[edit]

I created a separate Rewards section.

Look better ?

Sagecandor (talk) 23:57, 29 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Hope it looks better now ?[edit]

Hope it looks better now ?

Sorry about all that.

Thanks again for your participation.

Again, my apologies and I would self-revert, but I think at this point in time it is more in line with what you were thinking with one main "Rewards" section.

Hope that's okay with you ?

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altleft[edit]

i have found links for people who have been calling themselves altleft since 2015 https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Talk:Alt-left#The_Alt-Left_already_existed_prior_to_reinvention https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Talk:Alt-left#irl_altleft_movement https://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/proposal-for-an-alternative-left/ https://www.reddit.com/r/AlternativeLeft/ https://www.facebook.com/alternativeleft/ https://altleftjournal.wordpress.com/ http://socialdemocracy21stcentury.blogspot.co.il/2016/09/a-proposal-for-alt-left-political.html https://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/liberal-race-realism-precursor-to-the-alt-left/ http://altleft.com/2015/11/14/a-clockwork-greenshirt-introducing-the-alt-left/ https://web.archive.org/web/20151119073815/http://altleft.com 110.141.68.184 (talk) 00:54, 25 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

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Thanks[edit]

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I'm the IP user that worked with you on Race and genetics recently.

I want to tell you that I am very thankful for the magnanimity you displayed when we worked through our conflict. I have never had such constructive conflict anywhere else on the internet.

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You were right about the Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party revert. I thought that the paragraph had been in for longer than it had, so thought that the version with it in was the stable version, but it was only her 1-sentence bit that had been in for a while. Sorry about that. EddieHugh (talk) 19:11, 11 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

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In regards to diff, the stable version for this is this (21 Jan) (this bit of info was stable since creation) which reads " Israeli exchange student", the information first added in diff. Icewhiz (talk) 07:16, 30 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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please self rvt[edit]

I've explained on talk why the order I edited the Ideology section was important to readers, and I strongly feel this is appropriate... but at the very least you should not see it is very critical overall. We're still working on that section, and becoming petty about ordering is the least you should worry about. It is unnecessary to revert my change, spiteful, and smacks of wanting to have the last word and impose. Sometimes, its ok to just let non-harmful edits sit for a day, wait for responses on talk, and then agree on a direction. If we move back to the order I had, with the sourced self-statements (quote and "nonpartisan terms" line), neither of which we much disagree about, we can probably move the dispute tag below it in that section.

Secondly, your reversions to my edit clearly included errors on your part and untrue accusations of errors against me, saying I had made "presumably-accidental changes" but in the same edit you re-added the duplication I had fixed, which you later caught on to. You also made the mistake of re-added "consistently" which is totally inappropriate editorialization, of course, which you also had to later fix.

Third, the word "Nonetheless" is also editorializing on your part. It is a word that strongly implies that what preceded it is actually incorrect... which a subjective viewpoint with no definitive stance can't be. I don't think that's your intent, but that's what the word implies.

So, please, in good faith, self revert back to my last edit in the interest making the section order more readable, but feel free to keep the this>their change. -- Netoholic @ 06:34, 2 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

DS comment[edit]

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Yeah, I realized that later. Oh man, has it been that long? I feel old. --Aquillion (talk) 07:57, 2 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]
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Hi there- I realise this was from a few days ago, but I read what you wrote on the talkpage, and thought it was really good. As it looks like your suggestions seem to have got lost in the discussion, I thought to drop you a line here (apologies if it's not correct wikiettiqutte). At one point I was trying to expand the history section to introduce some of that information, but wasn't quite sure how to lay it all out. (How much under straight history, and how much under political stances/whatever you want to call it) I'm good with history, but haven't written about politics at all so far, and well as you mentioned, that's what the paper is known for, hence all the debate. After researching it seems obvious to me that the article should follow lines similar to those you started on; there is so much material out there, and its really quite interesting; seems a shame not to be able to write what could actually be a decent, informative article, using academic sources. For instance I found a great article on the early cartoonists, and how they shook up how political cartooning evolved in Australia. Not to mention all the rest of it. Would you be interested in trying? I thought perhaps trying to build a section up in a sandbox first might work. Curdle (talk) 08:49, 26 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Task and Purpose, blog?[edit]

Can you please elaborate on how you reached, your conclusion that Task and Purpose is a “blog”. I did some digging and weighed in on the Reliable sources. I do not concur with the assessment Task and Purpose is a blog. I think it meets the criteria for wp:rs. Certainly want to hear how you came to that conclusion. In fact the writer of the Nathan Phillips Stolen valor is listed as and editor in cheif Paul Szoldra. Can you also source the claim that Buisness Insider didn’t exert editorial oversight when they republished that story? I don’t think they did, but I can’t source either or, but assume based on my research of Task and a Purpose that they meet the journalistic standard and Buisness Week concurs. I just want to ensure we don’t have https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Wikipedia:Status_quo_stonewalling#Unreasonable_sourcing_demands occurring here.0pen$0urce (talk) 06:27, 11 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Greetings, just to following up since I don’t see a reply. Made some bold claims about “Task and Purpose”. Can you source these claims, because at this juncture seems subjective and POV. Here’s 2 sources that rebut your unsubstantiated blog claims. Furthermore proclaiming a blog and spouting BLP repeatedly create a perception that your intentions may not be NPOV. Again scrutinizing sources is great, until it enters the threshold status quo stonewalling. https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/news-opinion/the-far-right-is-attacking-task-purpose-a-popular-military-website

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/a-popular-military-website-is-attacked-from-the-right/567598/0pen$0urce (talk) 19:19, 13 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Commas[edit]

Hi. Just a friendly note about this edit, since I had just recently copyedited the comma back in. When writing the full month-day-year, American English style, a comma should be placed after both the day and the year (thought the first link does acknowledge that there is one major grammar source which has opined it is unnecessary when used as an adjective). [4][5][6] Grandpallama (talk) 10:54, 11 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Not unclear[edit]

This is the source of his claim she was laughing at male suicide. [1]

A more charitable interpretation is that she was visibly and audibly laughing at the idea of a MP wanting to discuss male issues like elevated level of suicide and prostrate cancer in Parliament. But by no means groundless, possible less than charitable an interpretation at best.

He has stated many times this exchange is the reason for his dislike of her and for his opinion of her laughing at male suicide. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vingthorr (talkcontribs) 06:47, 20 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

First, that's an opinion piece. Second, nothing in it even remotely suggests that she was laughing at male suicide. --Aquillion (talk) 16:29, 20 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

A beer for you![edit]

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For being real about reliable sources. Have a beer mate! Bacondrum (talk) 02:25, 4 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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See also section guidelines[edit]

I believe you have a misconception about see also sections. If something were already mentioned in the article there would be no reason to put it in "see also" so that is actually a negative reason for inclusion. From the MOS:

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So I would say that clearly in a comprehensive article on online harassment of female game developers ("the topic" in a broader sense), Kathy Sierra would be mentioned. In fact I think such a link is quintessentially appropriate. If not for such a link there would be little reason for "see also". —DIYeditor (talk) 22:48, 9 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Conversation started at Talk:Gamergate controversy#See also link to Kathy Sierra. —DIYeditor (talk) 23:11, 9 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Call out culture[edit]

Hey, the kids at Call-out culture are back at it, adding back in excessive and unreliable sources, again. I'm done fighting the dodgy citations on the page, not by choice, but hey I don't want to get blocked. Would you be interested in casting some uninvolved eyes over the new section? Cheers Bacondrum (talk) 08:18, 10 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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South African Farm Attacks[edit]

Hi there, kindly respond to the comments in the talk section of the page under the neutrality discussion regarding your edit revert. Many Thanks Bhistory 17:39, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Im the one that include these links. Please i invite to discuss the including of these links in the talk page of the article. Thanks.--BrugesFR (talk) 19:36, 4 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

A beer for you![edit]

cheers! DN (talk) 23:16, 13 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Donald Trump[edit]

Hi. About [7], I understand your view, but please note that it was going from 2 sources to 1, not 3 to one (I used the wrong summary, and explained my mistake in my next edit) Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 07:06, 8 September 2019 (UTC)[reply]

And about this, you're both right. Everything else and this fade with time. Not just in the future or on September 8, 2019, but constantly, even right now. Nothing good can last, nothing bad can last and everything in between is always the same. Anyway, don't think too hard about it, whatever it's all about. Just keep on keeping on, fellow traveler, and say hi to Danny for me! InedibleHulk (talk) 09:18, 3 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Help with IP editor on internment/concentration camp pages[edit]

Hi Aquillion. I am looking for advice on how to handle an who isn't logged in, who appears to be the same person but whose IP keeps changing. You've already responded once to their addition of a NPOV tag to List of concentration and internment camps. They've now also taken their problem with the camps in question to Internment by removing the entry from that page as well.

They've now pinged, Sir Joseph, who specifically asked not to be pinged on Talk:List of concentration and internment camps back in August and who is currently blocked. They've also pinged Hurledhandbook, who hasn't been active anywhere since mid-July, and was never active aside from these two articles.

All of their arguments are a rehash of what was discussed during the "List of concentration and internment camps" RfC, including that they think the entry should be removed for factually incorrect, and I said as much. I don't know what else to do.

So, my questions are 1) should I continue to ping Sir Joseph? 2) How does it work to bring up a previously-settled argument in this way? As I responded to them once, I'm not really interested in relitigating old arguments with someone new who hasn't brought any new sources to reevaluate the section. And 3) how does it usually go when two articles with similar subject matter have that material challenged on one page, where it's upheld? Basically, does the RfC conclusion to keep the migrant concentration camps on "List of concentration and internment camps" have any bearing on whether the entry should remain on "Internment," with respect to its factual accuracy?

Apologies for this being a bit long. I hope it isn't too much.

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deprecated[edit]

Regarding this edit and similar ones: ordinarily I wouldn't bring up typos. However in this specific case, I just wanted to note that though I'm sure most people just substitute "deprecated" wherever you wrote "depreciated", it's a little jarring when you write about how the proposal in question may redefinine "depreciated". It's not a big issue but a bit ironic given that you are arguing for maintaining a standard definition, yet are mistyping the word. isaacl (talk) 20:15, 28 November 2019

rv Qasem Soleimani[edit]

Hi, I reverted your edit in the article Qasem Soleimani since it was obviously a mistake, the person is dead (read the article) and WP:BLP does not apply here. --Z 06:18, 8 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Right-libertarianism[edit]

Hi, could you please help with that discussion? It really doesn't seem to end and JLMadrigal seems to be always asking something more, continuing to deny the common name and making this edit to make it sound like right-libertarianism isn't a real thing, but just a made-up term used to distinguish various forms of libertarianism; as both Pfhorrest and I explained, the article isn't about the term but about the concept, so adding that to the lead isn't necessary (there's the Definition section for that), is an unusual way to start a lead and Right-libertarianism is contrasted with left-libertarianism, a type of libertarianism that combines self-ownership with an egalitarian approach to natural resources.[11] In contrast to socialist libertarianism,[4] right-libertarianism tends to support free-market capitalism.[1] is a better and more concise way to say that. What do you think? Should I revert that?--Davide King (talk) 16:07, 18 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

It's still going on and I'm honestly really tired. I worked on wording for compromise, but they seem no happy unless they get their own exact wording. I don't really think there's a big issue, if there's any, at all. I think Pfhorrest hit the nail in the coffin here, here, here and here, but it never ends.--Davide King (talk) 14:03, 26 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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ONUS[edit]

Hi Aquillion, I just read the thread you started last year at Wikipedia_talk:Verifiability/Archive_68#WP:ONUS_vs._WP:QUO. I wholeheartedly agree this needs to be clarified, and I think a majority of the comments in the thread did too. Did you ever take it any further? Onceinawhile (talk) 19:22, 10 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. I have started an RfC. Onceinawhile (talk) 11:05, 11 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Questions about appropriate use of source[edit]

Hi, I see what you mean about the source you questioned. I am not familiar with the NGO Monitor. I found their report interesting due ot the amount of data reviewed. Is there a way to use the source other than being for the truth of all their facts? Or are such sources partisan forbidden for any use? https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=George_Soros&diff=prev&oldid=960732266 Thank you! --Ihaveadreamagain (talk) 17:52, 4 June 2020 (UTC)Ihaveadreamagain[reply]

hi, I also see you are using press releases as sources, that is most certainly not allowed as a valid source and especially not in the IP area. You have also removed valid sources that support NGO Monitor. Sir Joseph (talk) 16:58, 5 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

White Fragility[edit]

Matt Taibbi is a well established and repected author. I wouldn't describe his piece as 'random'. It is relevant.


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Inaccurate info[edit]

You straight up put out fake facts about trump I don’t even like trump like past republicans but this was a joke by you BrianMcGuinn (talk) 23:58, 10 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Sourcing and weight[edit]

Hi Aquillion, I was wondering if you could have a look at this discussion around sourcing and weight, if you have time. https://wiki.alquds.edu/?query=Talk:National_Rally#Right_wing_populist I have found you to be an excellent editor in the topic area, particularly in assessing sources, so I'd like to hear what you think. Cheers. Bacondrum (talk) 22:42, 17 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Better that the editors come to consensus about the photo please discuss here Lightburst (talk) 14:13, 10 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Talk:Anifa[edit]

Hey, have you seen this? Since no one has proposed any new wording and since already proposed another rewording that had success, I would like to ask you if you could do the same for this. Thank you. :) Davide King (talk) 16:39, 14 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Ilhan Omar’s real name[edit]

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barnstar[edit]

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Has it been another year already? Jesus, time flies. FWIW I believe I was a party to the original Gamergate Arbcom case, so. --Aquillion (talk) 04:48, 11 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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Palmer Report[edit]

Hi,

In the recent BLPN discussion (now archived) I asked you to substantiate the claims you made at BLPN or implicitly in your edit. You never replied.

Maybe I wasn't being clear, so I'll ask again and expand. Does The New Republic source (a piece by author Colin Dickey) support these claims:

  1. "speculating ... that Trump will go to prison"
  2. "speculating since at least August 2018"

? If the answer to these questions is "yes", would you kindly explain a) where the source makes these claims and b) why focusing on #1 does not give undue weight to certain views?

Thanks, Politrukki (talk) 13:39, 23 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

It is quite likely that I based using it there off the fact that it was used to cite similar things in the lead (and hadn't been challenged there, so I assumed that was good); if it doesn't support it then feel free to take it out. --Aquillion (talk) 08:28, 24 December 2020 (UTC) (moved from my user talk page) Politrukki (talk) 21:48, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Not challenged? Not true. I already referenced the talk page challenges in my last message to the BLPN discussion. This is a timeline of relevant edits:
  1. 18:13, 28 November 2020 – original edit
  2. 18:23, 28 November 2020 – challenged
  3. 18:25, 28 November 2020‎ – restored
  4. 18:34, 28 November 2020 – article fully protected
  5. 18:41, 28 November 2020 – challenged (though full protection)
  6. 14:15, 3 December 2020 – restored
  7. 19:24, 5 December 2020 – challenged
  8. 22:52, 5 December 2020 – restored
The last edit is also the last edit before your edit. As you can see here, the edit was challenged by three different editors.
Thanks for the discussion. I will revert your bold addition. Politrukki (talk) 21:48, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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Your offer to formulate a Talk:Bitcoin Cash RfC[edit]

Hi, Aquillion and thank you for your offer to formulate a better RfC. Frankly, I do not know how to continue now. Taking into account what happened at Talk:Bitcoin Cash#Bcash altname again and how, e.g. my tag was handled, I decided to challenge the recent close. Perhaps that is not the correct way. You may not know it, but there were significantly poorer "sources" (actually press releases) in history maintained by edit-warring that I had to remove using RfCs, since there was no other way how to achieve that. Now, there is still a "source" that actually forecasts the creation of Bitcoin Cash and that is still used as a "reliable source" for the claim and maintained in there by edit-warring. It seems quixotic to do it this way, but it looks to me that a simple question not removing the sources one by one will just determine that there are many editors claiming that the sources cited are all "exceedingly well cited" and that, in their total, they confirm the claim "exceedingly well". Thanks for your time. Ladislav Mecir (talk) 00:30, 26 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi again. I have got an answer from the editor closing one of the RfCs at Talk:Bitcoin Cash now. See User talk:MJL#Closure challenge. Taking that into account it appears best if you helped to reformulate the RfC. Ladislav Mecir (talk) 00:38, 26 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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can I use your content?[edit]

Hi! I found your explanation good. Can I use this in the statistics section here? In fact I'd like to use the whole portion there if possible.. Vikram Vincent 04:00, 12 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sure, go ahead, though when it comes to statistics one extension of what I said there that I didn't bring up is that ideally it's best to cite secondary sources covering statistical studies (ones that can provide interpretation and analysis to say what the numbers mean, taking methodology, context, any limitations of the study, etc. into account) rather than citing primary sources of statistical data directly, for much the same reasons. --Aquillion (talk) 04:13, 12 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Cool! Thanks. Vikram Vincent 08:59, 12 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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I would like to know if you agree with this edit: DIFF.
24.78.228.96 (talk) 11:08, 14 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

They're not wrong, though. That project has been inactive for over a decade and was tagged as defunct back in 2012. --Aquillion (talk) 11:58, 14 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Notice of No Original Research Noticeboard discussion[edit]

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HAU journal.[edit]

Hi Aquillion, would you suggest to delete the entire controversy section of the journal HAU as it's based on sources Wikipedia doesn't consider legitimate, such as blogposts about living persons? Thestudentspirit (talk) 17:50, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, that was why I deleted it. I left the one decent source (and found another one, although it's from the same site) and wrote a little bit covering it - I don't think those are a problem, so a few sentences summarizing them are fine. We could expand from there if other good sources can be found, or a bit more can be added from those two sources, but we definitely can't cite a massive section making extremely WP:BLP-sensitive claims about specific individuals to stuff like blog posts, Google docs, pastebins, and primary sources. And in general the scale of the section was probably WP:UNDUE in the first place given how slight WP:RS coverage was. --Aquillion (talk) 17:54, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Ok, makes sense, the only citable sources are either the InsideHighered piece or the Chronicle of Higher Ed piece then? If any of them are included it should be both. And the fact they they contradict eachother should be highlighted, InsideHigherEd publishes allegations from personal websites, while the Chronicle piece dispels them after a journalistic investigation. There is also a Quillette piece which is well researched and from a reputable source. Can this be cited? Thestudentspirit (talk) 14:50, 13 April 2021 (UTC)thestudentspirit[reply]

Coda Story[edit]

I saw your post about Coda Story at WP:RSN and wanted to say that I broadly agree with what you wrote. I was loathe to cast a !vote in that RfC, because I felt that it was a misuse of the RSN - bringing a vague RfC about a source in general in order to try to settle a dispute about a specific use of the source in a particular context. However, after seeing that the RfC was going ahead anyways, and after reading more about Coda Story, I decided to write up my views on Coda Story in general, only to see that the RfC had been closed.

Two things I noticed about Coda Story:

  1. They mix opinion and fact fairly freely. I would describe most of their content as essay-style, rather than straight news reporting.
  2. They publish what I would describe as one-sided "hit pieces" fairly often. They recently published a piece about two popular Chinese YouTubers who make videos about their lives in rural China. The videos are basically arts-and-crafts videos, without words, set in the countryside. I think most people watch them as a form of escapism. Coda Story strongly implies - without presenting any actual evidence - that these Chinese YouTubers are somehow government propagandists. The Coda Story article has a lot of lines like this: Both women have faced accusations of providing content that serves the interests of the Communist Party of China. Accusations by whom? There's a strong Fox-News-esque "people are saying" vibe here. The only "evidence" that Coda Story really gives is that the women who make the videos are Chinese and not banned by the government, and that the videos might help improve the image of China. In other words, the Coda Story piece feels very much like an attempt to take down two apolitical arts-and-crafts videographers from China for the sole reason that they might inadvertently give people a positive image of China. Given that Coda Story is funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, I guess this isn't surprising. I'm concerned that editors might start using Coda Story articles to insert poorly grounded attacks on living persons, especially now that it's gotten the green stamp of approval.

Anyways, this turned into more than I expected to write. Happy editing, -Thucydides411 (talk) 09:08, 27 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Formulating RFC[edit]

Hi Aquillion, please can you help with formulating an RFC on Covid-19 in WP:MEDRS? Can I send you my draft by email?CutePeach (talk) 16:54, 29 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Antifa dispute.[edit]

Hey to stop the back and forth I created a dispute resolution here. [8]3Kingdoms (talk) 19:27, 18 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]

A Barnstar for you![edit]

The Socratic Barnstar
For this extremely insightful comment. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 05:25, 5 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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FYI[edit]

A discussion that may interest you: Wikipedia_talk:Editing policy#Edit summaries for reverts. Butwhatdoiknow (talk) 15:57, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The RfC at WT:BMI[edit]

Hi there! I notice this RfC is still rumbling on (and not, I think, in a good way). If you judge your question has been answered the way is open to you simply to remove the {{rfc}} tag and put it out of its misery, per WP:RFCEND. Personally, I think this would be a good thing given how stretched editing resources are over the COVID topics, since the open RfC seems to be encouraging wibble. Alexbrn (talk) 07:02, 24 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

HAU dispute[edit]

You've probably got a few pings from it already, but I thought I'd ask if you could contribute to this discussion at Talk:HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory#HAU controversies section, since you edited the page in a related dispute a couple months ago. Thanks! —Wingedserif (talk) 17:20, 28 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Banned sockpuppet at Talk:Race and intelligence[edit]

I don't know what the convention is but the sockpuppet's remarks are still visible (indeed, for visitors using screen-readers, the strikeout is ignored). Per WP:BMB, should we not simply delete and replace with a simple note saying something like "background noise"? --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 22:16, 29 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

If you want to do so, I have no objections. I've seen people do both depending on how many people participated in the conversation and whether there is anything worth retaining. They could be removed, or anything that hasn't gotten a reply could be removed, or they could be collapsed, or archived immediately since it is very unlikely the conversations will continue. --Aquillion (talk) 05:46, 30 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Psst[edit]

Hey, I was going to look for the proper place to post, maybe just at ANI, but there's at minimum meatpuppeting if not also socking, but maybe concerted brigading organized from an outside source over at Julia Salazar. Look at the contribution history of those accounts that came out of nowhere. Not all of them, but the first few and the quick response times. I didn't correct, for instance, the good-faith moving of the standard "Early life and education" section header and order into a non-standard sub of "Personal details", or respond further on the Talk to see how many more might show up. Not a problem that you did of course, it's a tricky allegation, but wanted to give you the heads up, as I might post later today if I can find the right venue and the time. Cheers, JesseRafe (talk) 13:38, 2 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I wasn't going to say anything yet, but it may be worth looking at banned users who have edited that page in the past. In particular, E.M.Gregory (talk · contribs) was banned for extensive sockpuppetry, and was also heavily focused on that page for a while, so if you suspect someone might be a sockpuppet the first thing I would do is compare them to him and his socks, see if it seems likely that one or more people is him, and if so start putting together evidence for WP:SPI. Other banned users who edited it include Icewhiz (talk · contribs) and SunCrow (talk · contribs), but they are less likely both because they made fewer edits there and because AFAIK there's no reason to think they've socked in the past, whereas E.M.Gregory was abusing sockpuppets even before he was banned. --Aquillion (talk) 23:39, 2 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, I was specifically looking at the ODDoom99 and the Knowitall who sound a lot more like the Competition Lawyer or whatever. And, of course, the 24...IP who followed me around for months and there's a lot of stuff at ANI about those accounts and this particular article. One of the "new" ones even "found" the buried in the middle of my user talk Julia Salazar section instead of starting a new one -- I don't archive and it's 530kB, so they didn't just read it and find it in situ. Thanks for the reminder about those older accounts too. Will maybe put it together tomorrow. JesseRafe (talk) 13:21, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
FYI, Posted at ANI without notifying the users so as to not get flamed yesterday. Prior admin, El-C, who gave the article temporary EC protection two years ago moved it to indef basically right away. I made the edits to largely restore status quo ante and expanded a little. Don't know if the EC protection extends to article talk, but we'll see what happens, maybe the update will show up on their little discussion boards again. If so, I'll just sit tight on it and not engage see who shows up. Obviously it's on my Watchlist. Cheers, JesseRafe (talk) 16:38, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Suez[edit]

FYI a response to a comment you wrote a few months ago is here: [9]. Onceinawhile (talk) 23:35, 21 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Activision v. California and Gamergate[edit]

I was going to ask this over on the Gamergate talk page but I don't have an account to beat the semi-protection. I was reading the lawsuit filed against Activision by the California Dept. of Labor and in the intro they cite Gamergate several times (see the footnotes) as an example of hostility to women in the field of video game development. I was wondering if that should go in the Gamergate article? Or would referencing the lawsuit itself constitute Original Research? 130.44.133.220 (talk) 04:26, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Usually for something like that it would be best to look for secondary sources that cover it, rather than citing the lawsuit directly. A lawsuit is a primary document and anyone can say whatever they want when suing someone else, so it's hard to say that it's WP:DUE until it has secondary coverage, and even if it is due we'd be very limited in what we could say about it without a secondary source to provide interpretation and analysis. --Aquillion (talk) 09:23, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Wapo and NPR have now both covered the suit and mentioned Gamergate in their coverage: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/22/california-activision-blizzard-lawsuit-sexism/ and https://www.npr.org/2021/07/22/1019293032/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-unequal-pay-sexual-harassment-video-games. Is this enough yet? 130.44.133.220 (talk) 21:43, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Some baklava for you![edit]

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Proposed new start to Civilian[edit]

I note you have previously commented on the talk page for the Civilian article. There is currently a straw poll open and I would appreciate feedback. Hemmers (talk) 14:31, 4 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Your thoughts?[edit]

I'd be interested in your take on Wikipedia_talk:Consensus#Fresh_take_on_"unless_the_reason_for_them_is_obvious" Butwhatdoiknow (talk) 18:35, 7 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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OR[edit]

Hey,

I wasn't sure who to ask this. I saw your vote on an AfD from 5 years ago and most of the other accounts who voted seemed inactive. You raised good concerns about OR and 5 years later many of those articles are still based on primary or not very reliable sources (eg Expedition of Alqammah bin Mujazziz). Should I go through them one by one and delete poorly sourced material, or should someone mass nominate them for deletion like before? VR talk 06:27, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Kenosha Unrest edit[edit]

I have added a citation for the domestic violence complaint against Jacob Blake. -- Frotz(talk) 09:25, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunately, your citation was the New York Post, which is not a reliable source; see WP:RSP. It is completely unusable for a claim of this severity. --Aquillion (talk) 09:28, 6 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Watch disease / pandemic origins[edit]

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Mass killings under communist regimes[edit]

You are obviously correct about the the VoC's Dissident blog, and you clearly know how WEIGHT works, so I would like to kindly ask you if you could analyze the article more in deep. Because the whole article is essentially "he said, she said" but rather than attribute this to secondary coverage for each author's views,1 we cite it to the author themselves.2 This is not necessarily an issue because we are not disputing their reliability but whether their chapters or mentions about Communist regimes were cherry picked and misused to treat this as a separate or new topic.3 Additionally, while Valentino et al. are clearly secondary sources about the events (e.g. mass killings happened, many people have died, etc.), they become primary sources when they are putting forward their ideas and theories about it, which is what the main topic should be. Is this correct?

It does not mean that we cannot cite Valentino for what he said or thought, but it needs to be backed up by secondary coverage to make sure that we are representing him, and any other author, fairly — and that we are not cherry picking quotes and mentions about Communist regimes. If we cannot find such coverage, it means they are undue and should be removed; the fact that there is a lack of literature about MKuCR as currently structured, it shows that those scholars are acting in isolation and do not represent majority views — but we cannot write a NPOV from the POV of a minority, can't we? This is why the article must be rewritten around the only topic for which we have tertiary sources, i.e. this4 — the "victims of communism" narrative, 100 million deaths, communism as the main cause, therefore communism should be criminalized like Nazism.

I am asking you this because you are clearly good at source analysis, literature finding, and weight comparison. If you tell me I am wrong, I can move on and make peace with myself. In particular, I would like to ask you if The Four Deuces is correct—as I think they are—about SYNTH and grouping.5

Notes

1. A few exceptions are Rummel cited through Totten & Jacobs 2002, or Singh cited through Jahanbegloo 2014; however, none of this secondary works are about Communism (e.g. Totten & Jacobs 2002 is about genocide studies, and Jahanbegloo 2014 is about non-violence — this shows that such sources are cherry picked to push the view of Communism as a separate or special category, and new topic, when it is clearly not the case, and Communist regimes can simply be discussed at Mass killing, like any other regime type.

2. Another exception is Fitzpatrick 2008 (a work about the Russian Revolution) for a useless and decontextualized quote by Lenin. Fizpatrick is one of many wrongly used sources who do not operate or write within a Communist grouping as the article ostensibly does.

3. Compare secondary coverage of Valentino's work (quotes). Majority of sources do not discuss Communism as a separate category that warrants a new topic or article, unless we are discussing the theories and narratives, and Communist regimes (Stalin's, Mao's, and Pol Pot's regimes) are discussed within works about mass killings in general, and some sources do not discuss them together (Jones discusses Stalin and Mao together, and Pol Pot in a separate chapter, which proves TFD's point about lack of connection).

See also "'The Cold War Struggle (1): Capitalist Atrocities'. ... —Davide King ... An interesting source. That confirms an obvious notion that when some author group some fact into one book chapter, that does not implies a new topic is created." —Paul Siebert

4. I would really appreciate if you could comment on this topic, sources listed (you may add more), etc.

5. We need sources, and they need to represent a mainstream, majority viewpoint, making a connection between Communist regimes. To quote them:

Valentin[o] for example, while noting that mass killings have occurred under Communist regimes, provides no theory about the connection. It would be the same as if he said that there have been mass killings in Asia and we created an article called "Mass killings under Asian regimes." ...

While Valentino does say that, he does not elaborate on his theory. Furthermore, it would only justify creating an article on his theory, although the lack of secondary sources covering it meets it fails notability. ... I know that Valentino's book has a chapter called "Mass Killings under Communist Regimes," but it provides little that connects them and only discusses Stalinist USSR, Maoist China and Kampuchea. ...

The next source (Mann), says, "All accounts of 20th-century mass murder include the Communist regimes. Some call their deeds genocide, though I shall not. I discuss the three that caused the most terrible human losses: Stalin's USSR, Mao's China, and Pol Pot's Cambodia." That is consistent with what I said about Valentino's article: "it provides little that connects them and only discusses Stalinist USSR, Maoist China and Kampuchea." ...

The article title implies a causal connection between Communist regimes and mass killings. Unless we can show that reliable sources have made that connection, it is synthesis or the topic lacks WP:Notablity. Note we do not have an article "Languages in Communist countries" although we might have articles about languages in North America or languages in the EU. If there is no connection, then what is the point of an article? We had a similar discussion about Jews and Communism, which implied that there was a connection between Jews and Communism. (See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jews and Communism (2nd nomination).)

Thank you in advance if you will find the time to read this and do such analysis. Davide King (talk) 08:05, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

In regards to this, I agree. We actually have WP:MKUCRSA, and I think your comments would be very helpful. Here and here, you can see the most cited sources, though they have been mainly used in support of A/C. For a proposal for B, with non-primary literature, you may find this useful. Davide King (talk) 14:43, 27 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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