Conservapedia:Desk/Miscellany/Archive2

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"A small thing"

A small thing...the article "River Trent" is unable to be edited because of a "spam filter". Um...what gives? AlanE 02:24, 31 July 2007 (EDT)

I fixed it. DanH 02:27, 31 July 2007 (EDT)

Page Creation

Hello,

A few days ago a small group of us tried to create a page on a local conservative activist named J.R. Hedrick to have the page deleted. We read the guidelines and adjusted our page and were hoping we could ask the conservapedia staff to reconsider. We currently have the page wewantjr.homeip.net if you could take a few minutes check out the website see our reasoning and message and reconsider it would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or would like a shortened verstion of our reasoning feel free to email us at wewantjr@yahoo.com.

  • Sorry, this is an encyclopedia, not Vanity Fair. For inclusion, one would have to be of national prominence, not a "local hero". Sorry. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 06:59, 18 August 2007 (EDT)

Can't email other users

I try to email other users, I am logged in and I do have a valid email address in my preferences but it won't let me do it. What's up?

Wismike, maybe the users you've tried to email haven't supplied an email address. When I went to your user page and clicked "Email this user", I got the following notice:
  • This user has not specified a valid e-mail address, or has chosen not to receive e-mail from other users.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wismike (talk)
You can send me a test e-mail if you want. --Ed Poor Talk 17:08, 3 August 2007 (EDT)
  • Users need to supply their email on the preference page in order to send emails to other users. Even if the other user has it enabled, you need to have done it as well. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 17:20, 3 August 2007 (EDT)

What's wrong with Ishi Press?

I can't put ishi press dot com as a ref for Woody Allen marrying his stepdaughter. Spam filter blocks it. --Ed Poor Talk 17:42, 3 August 2007 (EDT)

Outages?

There seem to be times when the entire site is protected. What's going on? -Pipkin 16:34, 5 August 2007 (EDT)

  • Yes, indeed there is. Editing, except by those with special rights, is usually turned off over-night (generally 1:00AM to 6:00AM) East Coast United States time. This is due to the high degree of vandalism at the hands of deceitful Liberals. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 16:43, 5 August 2007 (EDT)

Uncyclopedia and Encyclopædia Dramatica

I think these two articles serve no encyclopedic purpose whatsoever, and as written are basically nonsense and inccurate to general knowlege about their subjects. Also it is to note that the alternate spelling of Encyclopædia Dramatica, Encyclopedia Dramatica has been salted. --WikiLeon 20:59, 28 August 2007 (EDT)


I may have found some nonesense.

I am here to report what might be vandalism. I'm not sure, but someone called User: Clavicle made an ususual edit on William Shakespeare. The edit was on the list of Shakespeare's historical plays. He wrote *Austin Kenn (1999). I happen to know about Shakespeare's histories and had never heard of the play before. I also knew that Shakespeare died in the 1600s not any period after 1999. This sounded fishy and later on (some months later) when I recieved no reply on the discussion page about this, I investigated. I found that this User: Clavicle had put the play in just in one edit (without putting it in any good order.) He didn't have a page for me to contact him about this, so I decided to try to report this unusual edit. I admit I'm wording it badly and akwardly, but I just thought I'd explain this small case. -Additioner 14:52, 29 August 2007 (EDT)

The user was already blocked for an unrelated offense. Bohdan 15:02, 29 August 2007 (EDT)

Yes, I removed when I saw it. -Additioner 13:28, 30 August 2007 (EDT)

Article Categorization

Many of the articles on accounting seem to be government accounting related. Nothing wrong with this, but I believe they should be in a different category, say, Government Accounting.

I would like to make this change, but, feel it would be impolite to simply make the change without contacting the author. However, I cannot seem to do so.

What is the right thing to do? Should I just create a new category (if I know how to do that) and make the changes?


  • You go to my user page, find the link to my sandbox on categories, and plead your case to Azi. --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 23:45, 3 September 2007 (EDT)

Edit to page "gossip"

I made an edit to the gossip page, which has now been reverted. The nature of my edit was to clarify that although gossip is inherently negative, the fact is that the word has multiple connotations. The positive connotation: "gossip" can have a perfectly normal social context as innocuous chatter between groups of people who are interacting. The negative connotation: what was on the page before and now.

I'm used to seeing trollers blocked and edits reverted - most "permanent" edits are made by the sysops etc. But I take great personal offence when the sysop who reverted my edit, "BethanyS", flies off and says: "Don't go around trolling or I will personally block you from this site forever." I believe that to be completely injustified, absolutely insulting to my ideological position as a conservative (the implication being that I'm some sort of liberal who goes around Conservapedia making silly edits) and a baseless assault on my personal character without even considering the reasoning of my edit. Karalius Nyder 09:27, 21 September 2007 (EDT)

Before I even start posting!

I was an avid user in Wikipedia, (Quality) not edit warring and Spam. Can I move my articles that I improved from Wikipedia? I am conservative or Liberal, I just hate biased garbage and I am looking to focus mainly on history. (I could care less about politics and hypocrisy). I don't like politicians in general and I don't have a rpoblem with any race or religion. Is this going to be a problem or should I go my own way, now before I waste my time?--Validquest 15:26, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

In this context, one can always copy and reuse one's own work.--Aschlafly 13:13, 2 October 2007 (EDT)

Couldn't create account

I tried to create an account but could not find a button to click to do that. I searched around and eventually found a FAQ that account creation was enabled only at certain times of day. It would be helpful if you put that notice right up front on the login/create account screen so people won't wonder why they can't find how to create an account Sbowers3 08:42, 29 September 2007 (EDT)

problem

Please help. I tried to look up Christopher Columbus and what displayed was about 1 inch of text followed by a white space covering the rest of the screen with a Go to WP instead listed. I then tried to just email a screenshot of the problem to the administrator but there is no email address. I had to creat an account just to notify 'someone' of this problem. This was my first visit to Conservapedia and I am not sure if I will return, it has been somewhat of a hassle just to try and be kind to report a problem. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DebM (talk)

Thank you Deb! I reverted the page and blocked the user. HelpJazz 13:10, 2 October 2007 (EDT)
Thanks Deb! That vandalism was recent, and rare in escaping detection. Thanks to HelpJazz for correcting it. Welcome and Godspeed.--Aschlafly 13:12, 2 October 2007 (EDT)

Problem at Wikipedia

I noticed as I was looking at pro life groups on wikipedia they had the "abortion" logo and tag at the bottom, but planned parenthoods page did not this seemed strange ~Andrew Infanger

Lesbians

I notice that Lesbians is one of the "most wanted" pages, with 7 links to it. This seems odd to me for a family friendly website. Is this an error, or something I'm misunderstanding? Please clarify, thank you. --Eliza Newton.

  • Please sign all posts, Eliza, with four tildes (~). I guess family-friendly means different things to different people. Questions about sexuality are pretty normal, and one thing you can count on CP for is information being presented in a family-friendly manner. Lesbians exist, so ignoring them isn't going to be informative or instructive as to the perversion it is. --şŷŝôρ-₮K/Ṣρёаќǃ 19:58, 18 October 2007 (EDT)


"Breaking News" RSS Feed?

Hello.

This is my first time interacting here. I'm a member of my school's college conservatives and am working on building their web site. I'm just wondering if by chance Conservapedia has plans to provide an RSS feed of its "breaking news" section"? Do you know if it would be as simple as installing a plug-in of some kind such as "Wikifeed"? Thanks! Alexander 11:33, 15 November 2007 (EST)

Silly spelling error

I suppose this is the correct area to send this message. In the "Wikipedia" article under the "Scandals and Decline" section, paragraph 2, line 3: "which could affect, in thier (sic) words, "'life and death,'". I believe it is supposed to be "their", not "thier". It would be easier if I could just edit the page myself like on "Wikipedia".

Thank you. -Kriegor191

The correct place would have been the Wikipedia talk page, but I see that it's been fixed now. Thanks for pointing it out. And please sign your posts by typing four tildes (~~~~), or using the signature button on the editing toolbar. Philip J. Rayment 06:15, 4 December 2007 (EST)

Serious?

I was just wondering, is this meant to be a serious site or a parody of conservatism?

~Sabazi

Is that meant to be a serious question or a not-so-subtle dig at the site? And please see my comment to the previous poster about signing your posts. Philip J. Rayment 06:16, 4 December 2007 (EST)

That was a serious question. I couldn't tell, though I take it from your response that it is?

Sabazi 16:34, 4 December 2007 (EST)Sabazi (is that the right way to sign?)

Yes, it is serious. What makes you think otherwise? And that was the right way to sign, except that there is no need to append your name because it puts it anyway. Just the four tildes is enough. Philip J. Rayment 08:04, 5 December 2007 (EST)
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