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User talk:Theresa knott
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Now you've a teaching job, I guess you will always be on holiday now ;-)
I'm guessing you are the sort of gal who know's her Iambic pentameter from her limerick (I don't really), and if so, you might be able to improve, correct and extend . -- Solipsist 22:55, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
a near accusation
Please see Talk:Kang bed-stove. A new user has virtually accused me of plagiarism, apparently on the theory that people normally sign articles that they write. (?) Would it be appropriate for you to explain to Mihoshi that reasonably well written articles are not necessarily copied from somewhere else? Thanks. P0M 06:16, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Your help and common sense is needed. User:Kelisi, has been producing some maps and trying to replace the CIA maps for several Caribbean and South American countries. In my opinion these new maps (which have more detail than the CIA maps) are vastly inferior. They use garish colours, terrible decorative fonts, use a horribly large pixel size and are generally ugly and crowded, and look terribly amateurish and like they were produced on a Commodore 64 or something. Here is a list of maps he has produced . http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AContributions&target=Kelisi&hideminor=0&namespace=6. Perhaps the worst example is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Brazilmap.gif . Bizarrly these maps seems to have support from a few people who have been trying to push through their inclusion on several pages. Please see talk:Panama and talk:Honduras. Jooler 09:08, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- ah... you're on holiday... oh well hopefully this will be sorted by the time you are back. I thought you might be concerned about this issue, because of some of the fantastic illustations you have provided for Wikipedia. Jooler 09:09, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Hararssment by a banned user
Although EntmootsOfTrolls has been hard banned, he repeatedly resurfaces on Wikipedia in various guises, usually with anonymous IPs beginning with 142.xxx. (And he repeatedly is blocked, over and over.) Well, he has just made a new attack on on my User discussion page, for the "crime" of following standard Wikipedia policy for the deletion of a duplicate article.
(1) EntmootsOfTrolls (EoT) originally broke Wikipedia policy by creating his own article on Ethics, parallel to our real article. His parallel article existed solely to promote his own point of view. All I did was follow standard polict for redirection or deletion, by asking others for their input. Yet see EoT's diatribe against me on my home page!
(2) He is publicly accusing me of "censorship" on the Ethics article. (This is despite the fact that the edits I made are part of the consensus version that has been accepted by the vast majority of all editors of this article.)
(3) He explicitly violated Wikipedia policy by anonymously deleting the link which had the article say "This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy. Please see this article's entry on the Votes for Deletion page for voting and discussion on the matter." When an article is up for discussion on such issues, a single user may not unilaterally just delete this. So do you have any suggestions? I'd hate for this banned user to start an edit war. Its only a matter of time before he goes after other of his self-perceived adversaries. RK 20:02, Apr 8, 2005 (UTC)
issues about school articles
In November 2003, there was a VfD debate over Sunset High School (Portland). The debate was archived under Talk:Sunset High School (Portland). What to do with the article is still being contested and has been recently re-nominated for VfD at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Sunset High School (Portland).
I am writing to you because you have participated in such debates before. There still does not exist a wikipedia policy (as far as i can tell) over what to do in regards to articles about specific U.S. public school. My hope is that a real consensus can come out of the debate, and a real policy can take shape. Take part if you are so willing. Kingturtle 02:38, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- It's quicker! I just use the defalt settings and can block him faster and inconvenience him more.The IP blocker only blocks for 24 hours, so an indefinite block is useless anyway. Remember blocks are to limit the vandalsim not to punish the kid doing it. Theresa Knott (ask the rotten) 10:56, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- IP blocks only last 24 hours? And here I was, thinking that IP-blocks last all summer long... Also, if you're having problems with vandalism of your user page, you may want to consider protecting it. I've been getting some vandalism on my user page too and I had to resort to protecting it as well. Cheers. --DropDeadGorgias (talk) 15:35, Apr 13, 2005 (UTC)
- If you block the IP then the block lasts as long as you say. If you block the username, the IP used by that username will be automatically blocked for 24 hours. After that they can come back from the same IP. I did protect my user page for a short time, while the vandal was about, but as I welcome people editing it, I try to have it unprotected most of the time. Theresa Knott (ask the rotten) 20:15, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Please read Elagabalus
I'd appreciate it if you would read this article and tell me what you think of it. It may or may not be nominated when you return but I'd like you opinion anyway. Also- enjoy your holiday at the unknown location I envy you being at. :) -JCarriker 02:35, Apr 20, 2005 (UTC)
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