The revised edit is better, but I'm still uneasy about it. Conservapedia's policy against posting gossip is not merely against posting unsubstantiated claims, but also against saying negative things about people unless there is good reason to do so. The claim about Hovind's doctorate is the opinion of one person (i.e. we haven't heard Hovind's side of it) and by someone who obviously is opposed to what Hovind teaches. On the other hand, she does appear to make a strong case (with some exceptions) and to be reasonably objective about it. I will consult with other sysops on this, but for the moment I will leave your edit there. Philip J. Rayment 04:52, 4 December 2007 (EST)
Welcome, and Contest
Welcome! I enjoyed learning from you edits. I, too, used to edit on Wikipedia until I realized it was hopeless. This is much better here.
I'm a bit ahead of you on edits, but you're gaining on me! My edit summary is here (beware, the tool is slow in summarizing my edits!).
I'm 0-3 in contests but hope to win the fourth. I'd be honored if you could be on my team when the next contest starts up.--Aschlafly 18:44, 8 December 2007 (EST)
Warning of Blocking
Mr. "(former username removed from Aschlafly's comment -danq)", your entries are substandard. Please improve or stop. Thanks.--Aschlafly 17:09, 18 February 2008 (EST)
Yet another enthusiastic, intellegent conservative immediately threatened with a block for a minor rules infraction. Welcome aboard. Maestro 22:46, 18 February 2008 (EST)
- Well, well, well, Maestro, misleading people or deceit really doesn't bother liberals like yourself, right? By the way, "intellegent" is spelled "intelligent".--Aschlafly 23:20, 18 February 2008 (EST)
How do you put those on your user page? Cambrian 20:58, 19 October 2009 (EDT)
Congratulations, may you have a great year!--Jpatt 16:57, 10 August 2010 (EDT)
- Actually it was in July, just hadn't updated the page yet, but thank you! -danq 16:59, 10 August 2010 (EDT)
"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle." --- Alexis de Tocqueville
- Thank you for noticing my blog! Were you referring to anything specific with that quote? -danq 22:14, 3 October 2010 (EDT)
- Well TK, several months after this post, I wound up dumping the politics and focusing instead on my original intention - journal, poems, writing, rants and raves, some political opinion but not the standard quote/commentary thing. I might start writing serious columns for an anti-17th-Amendment blog soon. -danq 13:48, 6 February 2011 (EST)
Blocking and SkipCatcha privileges granted
Blocking and SkipCatcha privileges have been added to your account.--Andy Schlafly 23:38, 27 August 2011 (EDT)
- Thank you! I assume SkipCatcha means I don't need the captcha for adding links. How does blocking work? -danq 01:31, 28 August 2011 (EDT)
RW is the reason
The reason you are being kept from editing and the site is going down is because of a few clowns attached to RW, who think spam and DDoS attacks should be done against this site on a daily basis. Unfortunately for them, they have failed, both in the marketplace of ideas as well as their own liberal belief system, which specifies "tolerance", or so they harped about constantly. So, Danq, ignore them and their little wasted efforts at trying to take down this site, because it's certainly not working. Karajou 01:04, 10 October 2013 (EDT)
- If you suspect that RW is attacking the site, you should take legal action. You can recover fines in the thousands, per attack, per person. Scare them off and get money for a conservative cause. -danq 21:00, 23 October 2013 (EDT)
Access should work now
User:Danq, access should be fine for your account now. Thanks for your patience.--Andy Schlafly 09:50, 11 October 2013 (EDT)
Sorry to see this
I'm really sorry that this happened. I see that you have been a contributor for almost 6 years, nearly the entire life of Conservapedia, and have been a sysop for 2 years. This should not have happened to you.
The network problems that you cite have been a serious and ongoing problem for a few months now. They seem to be a combination of two problems: CP's server not quite being up to handling all the current traffic, and some kind of firewall change that was put in as a measure to keep out people from a specific other site; I suspect that both of these problems were affecting you at various times. The firewall change does not seem to have accomplished its goal cleanly—two computers that I use, right next to each other and with with consecutive IP addresses, neither of which has ever logged into Conservapedia or followed a "referrer link" from that other site, have had their connectivity go up and down randomly and differently over the last few months. Whatever the firewall problem is, Andy seems to be able to fix it on a case-by-case basis, and, as you can see above, he has done it for you. He also did it for me (on yet another computer) several weeks ago.
You are not the only victim of these network problems. Quite a number of users from Conservapedia's "heyday" of a couple of years back have disappeared. This includes, for example, "WilcoxD", another long-time contributor, who also left because of network issues. There just aren't that many active contributors anymore. And nearly all of the new ones are spammers; spamming wikis has become a big business in the last couple of years. We saw it at another wiki I'm involved with.
I see that you had a similar incident of disillusionment in 2008, and came back. Perhaps you will come back again. I hope the network situation will be more favorable in the future.
SamHB 21:59, 16 October 2013 (EDT)