User talk:PVJ59/Archive 3
Glad to see you back 
Good to see you listened to people and came back as a contributor. Wiki is addictive, to feed the addiction you've got to make some choices on how you interact with other people. I fully expect you to be looking to introduce the non-recognition of Israel issue into articles, what I'm hoping is that you can be critical of whether or not it is appropriate before you bring it to the community.
For your self-imposed admin probation I can try to look to help out as our timezones are closer than yours and most of the US-based contributors. However, I'm on a big work project at the moment so if you do shoot something at me on my talk it might not get a quick response. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:34, 27 October 2006 (UTC)
- Welcome back, I'm glad you decided to stay, hope to see you around! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 01:07, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
- We missed you, man! Hope you decide to stay with us for the duration! I, too, am also at work on a big project for school, so it'll take a while on my talk page. Thunderhead(talk) 01:14, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
DD News and further contributions from my side 
Hello PVJ59, welcome back to the portal. Thanks for your comments. They made me more clear that we could not copy paste the material directly here from DD News site. I have mailed regarding it to DD. I am still waiting for their reply. Probably they would deny to reproduce the material as well. I will collect many of the resources before publishing any news here. Could you explain me what India Main Digest is available for on India WikiBureau? Regards, Shyam (T/C) 11:35, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
Hey, I wanted to let you know that I filled your request for an unblocking template that you made on WN:WC. It's at Template:Unblock. Let me know if you like it. I adapted it to WN from WP. Thunderhead(talk) 23:22, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
- No problem. I actually made it a while back. (Well, technically speaking, I stole it from Wikipedia and edited it [a little...]). Glad you enjoyed it Thunderhead(talk) 01:29, 29 October 2006 (UTC)
Since you archived your RFDA... 
White male 
You can be sure that I'd plaster "white Italian-American male" across the title of another rape article if that info was brought to my attention. Now it may very well be that the Jerusalem Post would never have brught the ethnicity to my attention if it had been Israeli men doing it. I donno.
Ethnicity is a sensitive subject, but one must be able to refer to it. Using the plural form of an ethnicity makes a generalization, which is why I eliminated from the original title. A singular form does not read that way.
Now there is a place for "affirmative action" where you actively try to counter other people's biases, like say of the Jerusalem Post here. But affirmative action is mostly about assessing the results of side efforts & maintaining knowledge of the problem.
For example, a buisness using affirmative action will not simply higher a woman instead of a man beacuse they assume that his letters of recommendation are unfairly more exaggerated.. even though this is very often true! What the buisness instead does is measure its highering & promotion rate realitive to applicant pool. And make extra sure that you place job ads in places where women will see them.
Why would one limit ones correction like this? Simple because it'll blow back in your face otherwise! Heck consrvatives will try like hell to characterize even this "maintaining knowledge of the problem" as reverse discrimination.
Anyway, here you mostly just ran up against a subject which is a little sensitive to me, my step mom works at a rape crisis center. Nyarlathotep 15:22, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
And if you have an doubts about my polotics, I suggest you look at [Top U.S. military officer recommends removing all troops from Baghdad] and note the one wikilinked word in that article. Nyarlathotep 15:31, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Arab as a slur 
I think if the word is used in a negative context it can be considered an ethnic slur. It would depend on the context the word was used in.--Shaoken 00:21, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
Article standards 
Can I ask you to work on 2 things that I have to pick up in archiving. First is sources, you're guilty of writing a lot of articles with a single source. There are potential copyright issues when a single source is used, can you try and get 2 for all articles as a minimum?
- Talking about date standards, We have a template that automaticlly formats the date based on user preferences in special:preferences, Do we want to use it? seems like a better solotion to me. Bawolff ☺☻ 05:05, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
My RfA 
|PVJ59, Thank you for participating in and supporting my recent RfA, which passed with a final tally of 6/2/2. This is a great achievement for me - and I cannot express what it means to me to become an administrator. If you need a helping hand with anything, don't hesitate to contact me! --Skenmy(t•c•w•i) 16:21, 4 November 2006 (UTC)|
Interesting article 
- Thanks for the change to the article. I am new here ^_^ Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington 13:24, 14 November 2006 (UTC)
RE: RFAtest 
Depleted uranium isn't a weapon of mass distruction by any streach of the imagination. Both it and plutonium are about as poisonous as lead or other heavey metals (afaik, all heavey metals are unhealthy). Depleted uranium is worse than normal lead because its also soewhat radioactive, but its not *that* bad. Heck, the French were still putting depleted uranium in paint until surprisingly recently (another thing your not supposed to do with lead). DU just one more pollutant which ought to be avoided. Nyarlathotep 00:39, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
Israel Existence Map 
Noticed you put that map on the article about the UN calling on Israel and Palestine to put an end to the violence. First off, no one else here supports that map being anywhere on the site, and second the map had no reason to be there. The arab parties involved have their perspectives already pointed out.
Now I don't what to sound rude or anything, but it seems like you are attempting to force this issue even when it's clear that no one else supports it. Everyone here knows about your... views on Israel and it's right to exist, but if you keep doing things like this you'll only fuel the idoits who bash you.
I have one suggestion, which is that you don't work on stories involving Israel. While every article you've done on Israel has been NPOV, you personal views create a conflict of interest. That's one of the basics of journalism. But if you don't want to then I'll drop the subject.--Shaoken 08:46, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
Adminship thanks 
Hi there! I'd like to thank you for your support to become an admin, it's greatly appreciated! -- Zanimum 14:28, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the award 
Inaccurate headline "Four dead, most without power in Washington, US after Northwest storm" 
Hi, I saw that you were the one who changed the title of Four dead, most without power in Washington, US after Northwest storm away from the previous one. The new title is completely inaccurate. Please see my comments at the talk page. 184.108.40.206 08:09, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
- renamed it twice! good now me believing. -Edbrown05 08:39, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
copyrights of Indian goverment works 
hi, i see u uploaded the 1971 War surrender photograph as a "work of the Indian government, [...] is in the public domain". while government work => released to public domain holds for the US, it does not always hold in all countries, such as the UK. according to the HAND BOOK OF COPYRIGHT LAW published by the Indian HRD ministry, governments works are by default copyrighted by the government. as i understand, this means they are not in the public domain, but i think a good deal of latitude in fair use may be available. cld u pls check with someone who's knowledgable about copyright issues (Bawolff springs to mind) regarding this. i know that the pic is used on WP and tagged as PD, but the 'pedia uploader can get it wrong too, on occassion! thnx & reg, — Doldrums(talk) 07:46, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
- no probs. incidentally, u may not get much help from the RTI act. as its name suggests, RTI makes publicly available information possessed the governments, does not necessarily mean that we can reproduce or republish works produced by the government. — Doldrums(talk) 10:01, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
We have a slight problem with your signature. See here and be sure to follow the link over to wikipedia's policy on signatures.
The basic upshoot is that if someone vandalises that image every instance of your signature will be vandalised, and there will be a huge surge in database activity to update every page where you've signed.
Just a reminder that images should have appropriate copyright tags on them. Bawolff ☺☻ 01:16, 22 December 2006 (UTC) Ignore that last statement. Apearently the copyright on it's fairly complex. Bawolff ☺☻ 21:31, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Merry Christmas! 
|Merry Christmas, PVJ59/Archive 3! I have really enjoyed working with you this year, and I am honestly looking forward to another year just like it. Wikinews is a great community, and I am really excited to be a part of it. Again, Merry Christmas! Thunderhead|
Merry Christmas! 
|FellowWikiNews is whishing thou a Merry
realised they had
and therefore DEMANDS you have yourself a Merry Christmas... NOW!
Failure to comply will result in going to jail with Santa. (Note: Santa is Satan spelt backwards)!
Christmas Story (Children Friendly):
Often depicted as an obese man wearing a tasteless red, ermine trimmed suit, Santa Claus is a self-employed Caucasian male who's been married to the same woman for several centuries. It appears likely that he is a churchgoer, insofar as he is a Catholic saint and a former bishop. It has to be assumed here that Claus was released from his vows, or else he would not have been married.
Frequent arguments have erupted over the political affiliation of Claus. Ten years ago, Dick Cheney inadvertently dealt a savage blow to the morale of the Republican Party when he misidentified the political affiliation of Santa Claus in his best-selling book, Parliament of Whores. "Santa Claus," he said, "is a Democrat." However it is perfectly obvious from his demographic profile alone that Santa is in fact a Republican.
This assessment is often rebutted by Democrats with Anne-McCaffery counter-analysis: Santa Claus has no children. High-achieving professionals without children trend Democratic. While the Clausian canon does not specifically address the issue of Santa's children, numerous extra-canonical sources suggest that Claus did, in fact, reproduce. Numerous Christmas TV movie specials alone support this point.
Santa is renowned for an aggressive adherence to a binary naughty/nice list, which suggests an impatience for nuanced moral positions that betrays his Republican preferences. Santa's mere willingness to define individuals along a naughty/nice axis demonstrates his indifference to the philosophical stance of, say, The New York Times. And note that no canonical or extra-canonical Clausian text indicates that Santa ever attended college or, God forbid, graduate school.
FellowWikiNews approves of this story.
Edbrown05 09:25, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Merry Christmas! 
Your name 
I noticed you have been signing your posts with Zeest. Would you like me to rename your account?--Cspurrier 04:25, 31 December 2006 (UTC)