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In case you weren't aware, typing four tildes (<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>) after a comment automatically produces your signature. --<font color="#0000CC" face="Comic Sans MS">[[User:Hojimachong|'''Hojimachong''']]</font><sup><font color="00FFAA">[[User_Talk:Hojimachong|talk]]</font></sup> 20:38, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
 
  
Thank you...I'm new in town, so to speak.[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 20:44, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
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'''Anyone I have banned who wishes to question my decision (or for any other reason) can contact me at alan.carvel@gmail.com'''
  
: AlanE, thanks for your contributions.  I just gave you blocking powers so that you can block the accounts of vandals yourself, as soon as you see them.  Thanks much and Godspeed to you.--[[User:Aschlafly|Aschlafly]] 01:16, 8 June 2007 (EDT)
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[[User:AlanE/Archive]]
  
Thank you. Appreciated. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 02:14, 8 June 2007 (EDT)
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== Welcome back ==
  
== Categories ==
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Welcome back!
Alan, I think your comments on the monarch categories are good, and would encourage you to fix the categories as you see fit.  It seems to me, since this is such a new project, that a lot of things got categorized willy-nilly style (which is understandable), and anything we can do to set things straight, I think it is better sooner than later.  I think you'll notice a lot of redundant categorization on some articles too that need cleaned up. --[[User:Colest|Colest]] 19:48, 11 June 2007 (EDT)
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*Personally, I would check with a Sysop before doing what Colest is suggesting, especially removal of categories. Okay? --[[User:TK|<small>Sysop-</small>TK]] <sub>[[User_talk:TK|/MyTalk]]</sub> 19:49, 11 June 2007 (EDT)
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I am going to be listening to my [[User:Conservative/Classical and related music|YouTube classical music collection]] more as I attend to various tasks. If you want to add to it or have any suggestions, it would be most welcome. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 21:39, 5 July 2014 (EDT)
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:Thank you Cons.
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:Music, especially "classical" music is a personal thing and I tend not to "suggest" things. I have gone through your Youtube selections and agree with much of it. My suggestion would be to subscribe to http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/home.asp?rurl=%2Fdefault.asp For 25 bucks a month you get the streaming rights to close to 100,000 CDs. Thank you again. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 22:29, 5 July 2014 (EDT)
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::Thanks.  I bookmarked it. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 03:04, 6 July 2014 (EDT)
  
==Email==
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== Dover ==
  
Unless there's a bug in the software, then, "This user has not specified a valid e-mail address, or has chosen not to receive e-mail from other users."
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I have moved your article Dover, UK to [[Dover, England]]. Feel free to change it back but I think this option is much better [[User:SMortlach|SMortlach]] 01:51, 10 July 2014 (EDT0
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:Doesn't worry me. In speech,I prefer the individual countries to the increasingly ubiquitous "UK" anyway. You do realise there are other English placenames with "UK" after them to separate them from things you eat, grow or have the first name "Mitt". I sometimes think that  naming their county would be even better than using "England". Rugby Warwickshire is a case in point. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 02:49, 10 July 2014 (EDT)
  
Although we do not require an email address, refusing to supply one is one of several factors which can add up to grounds for banning your account. If you really support the goals of this project, why not take a couple of minutes to create a free yahoo or account and put it in your preferences? --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 23:42, 6 August 2007 (EDT)
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== Main page link ==
  
*Ed, check your preferences page. It was changed by Webmaster many months ago. ;-) --<font color="#0002AC" face="Comic Sans MS">[[User:TK|şŷŝôρ-₮K]]</font><sup><font color="OOFFAA">[[User_Talk:TK|Ṣρёаќǃ]]</font></sup> 23:52, 6 August 2007 (EDT)
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For the story about the angry Burger King worker kicking down the anti-abortion signs, the link posted went to a story about Uganda. I've got a link for the actual story. You're welcome. :) [http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/07/11/caught-tape-woman-faces-assault-charge-attack-pro-life-activists] [[User:Atum|Atum]] 22:45, 13 July 2014 (EDT)
**Yes, I see that now, Terry: "E-mail (required): Enables others to contact you through your user or user_talk page without needing to reveal your identity."
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:Not me, mate. You have the wrong editor. I haven't even read the Main Page today. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 23:51, 13 July 2014 (EDT)
  
OK. I will go back and change the email address in my Preferences. Hang on. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 00:15, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
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==The invisible WWI==
I have changed it to the address stated at the bottom of my user page and hit the "Mail confirmation code" even though I never got one. I did get the following though: A confirmation code has already been e-mailed to you; if you recently created your account, you may wish to wait a few minutes for it to arrive before trying to request a new code.
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This wiki requires that you validate your e-mail address before using e-mail features. Activate the button below to send a confirmation mail to your address. The mail will include a link containing a code; load the link in your browser to confirm that your e-mail address is valid.  
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The First Wold War has been on my mind a bit recently. You see, the War began 100 years ago last week.
  
The above is what I have always received...right from day one. Maybe my geriatric brain is missing something. Ban me if you wish, but it must be obvious by now I am not refusing to supply it. It is sitting there in my User Page. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 00:30, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
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Every year about this time I disappear into my “study” (you Yanks would call it a “den”) and listen (loudly) to Britten’s ‘’War Requiem”; Handel and Bach in turn get a pounding at certain other times of the year.
  
:Don't be silly. It's not grounds for banning: Terry says I was wrong. But have you tried this link? http://www.conservapedia.com/Special:Emailuser/AlanE --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 00:36, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
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Then yesterday I read of the death of a great Australian classical composer, Peter Sculthorpe. I spent the rest of the day with CDs of his music as my companions. One of his shorter pieces is ‘’Small Town’’ an evocation of any of the villages and towns dotted across the continent from Peter’s own northern Tasmania to the arid outback. The middle movement of this work consists of the haunting ‘’Last Post’’ featuring a solo trumpet – you see, every small town has a war memorial.
  
Yes, Ed; but it tells me I need a valid email address!! Perhaps I should go away and come back as someone else... throw off AlanE and don the cloak of, um, how about Guddle. The IP address will be the same, but if I start from scratch, you (CP) will hopefully send me a confirmation code which I  can send on its way (rejoicing or not) and I will be legitimate, so to speak. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 00:50, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
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Or so it seems from my observations during over 50 years of poking around the backblocks of this big country. Sometimes it is in the grounds of the local church, often attached to the community hall, frequently part of the public playground/picnic area beside the local sports ground.; which is called “The Memorial Oval” or similar. I have seen this mini cenotaph stand alone amongst the detritus of a settlement that died when the mine or cannery closed or the new main road bypassed it or there was one drought or flood too many. No doubt there were times when the sheer sad weight of numbers on the remembrance board made life seem untenable for those remaining, so the memorial was erected by a town already dying.
  
:You can get a free email address from Yahoo. Send me an email from your new account when you're set up. --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 00:54, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
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A trip around New Zealand reveals much the same; and it may interest some that, in England and Wales, there are so few villages or parishes that survived the War without casualties that they are called “Thankful Villages”. At last count, there are only 52 of them.
  
No, Alan...get at me on AIM if you have it, mine is on my user page. You need to fill in the box on your preferences here, AND check the box below, to the right!  :p --<font color="#0002AC" face="Comic Sans MS">[[User:TK|şŷŝôρ-₮K]]</font><sup><font color="OOFFAA">[[User_Talk:TK|Ṣρёаќǃ]]</font></sup> 01:37, 7 August 2007 (EDT)--<font color="#0002AC" face="Comic Sans MS">[[User:TK|şŷŝôρ-₮K]]</font><sup><font color="OOFFAA">[[User_Talk:TK|Ṣρёаќǃ]]</font></sup> 01:37, 7 August 2007 (EDT)
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I know America didn’t join the War until 1917, and I know its number of casualties compared to total population was not as great so the War may not as indelible on the national consciousness, but I find the complete lack of recognition of this centenary on Conservapedia’s Main Page most disappointing. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 20:33, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
  
==Re Buglar's "debate"==
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:Thanks Cons for spitting on the war dead you miserable bastard! Anyone who uses the death of millions to further their ideological arguments needs a great deal of pity! [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 21:14, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
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::Your reaction essentially comes down to "I'm offended" which is not a legitimate criticism of the historical analysis which was offered. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 22:00, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
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:::You're right Cons.I am offended. For the same reason I am offended by anyone who shows a complete lack of empathy and understanding - conscience, whatever, for the feelings of another. You really don't understand, do you?  I pity you. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 22:21, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
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::::You are being immature, unreasonable and intolerant. These are often the attributes of those who want to censor inconvenient facts which criticize their errant ideology. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 22:44, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
  
Bugler; I would qualify for banishment. I am a non-believer in your brand of faith. I also consider myself to be pretty middle of the road in social and political matters, being conservative in some issues and left of centre in others, but certainly do not consider myself Conservative. (In other words I am normal.) I am neither American nor British. I follow the tenets of Christ's teaching and the Commandments without any of the trappings nor the passionate narrowness of orthodoxy of belief that says "we are always right and everyone else is always wrong". I do not attend a church. Too many good and wonderful people have died because that. I am known as a "man of goodwill".  I know there are many others like me in Cp. I joined for the sake of the homeschoolers and others who I thought, in my vanity it now seems, might benefit from the breadth of my knowledge and my desire to share it.
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I love it Cons, I love it. "Immature. unreasonable and intolerant." Love it! Three adjectives that my family and those that know me would disagree with. {Do you have a family, Cons? Wife? Children?) Have you ever got out from behind your keyboard and traveled your country. Cons?
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Have you ever made love, Cons, or are you a 40's something virgin?
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: I expressed disappointment at CP's failure to feature WWI in it's main page and you carry on about Darwinism. You have a problem my lad.[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 23:19, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
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::You come to Conservapedia and then get upset when Christian religious conservatism is expressed which is buttressed by legitimate historical analysis. You are the one with the problem and it is a self-imposed problem. The price of freedom is a free society is hearing views that you don't agree with. If you don't like this, then do your best to stay in a self-imposed liberal cocoon. In the meantime, I am going to let freedom ring on the main page. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 23:28, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
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:::I take your feeble attempt at a personal attack as any admission you lost the argument on this issue. Furthermore, liberals don't have a great track record when it comes to people who disagree with them, so I have very little desire to discuss my personal life with someone who preaches the virtue of sensitivity and engages in blatant hypocrisy. This holds true for anyone who may edit using the User: Conservative account. In short, I/we are not going to wrestle in the proverbial mud with someone who is acting like a swine. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 00:34, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
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: You really do have a problem Cons. If you can take someone's ruminations and turn them in to an ideological diatrbe then I don't kmow what I can do. The people, Cons, who grieve at the memorials do not give a stuff, Cons, about some American idiot who thinks that Darwin has something to do with it. I thought when I wrote my bit on my talk page I would meet someone with at least a tab of humanity. Obviously not.[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 02:00, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
  
Except for a long break enforced by ill-health, I have been editing since early May last year.  I work at giving articles in my chosen fields, of a substance that I would have found useful in my teens when I was starting my love affair with history and classical music half a century ago. I believe passionately in historical veracity - and as much as anyone I have repaired the fun and games of historical parodists and mistakes as I have found them. (I fixed two blatant pieces of misinformation yesterday…both well over a year old.)
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In the United States, we focus more on Memorial Day and Veterans Day (which marked the end of WW I)There are many WW I memorials.  In Washington DC, there is a memorial in the form of a round limestone structure held up by Greek columns that is between the Korean and WW II Memorials. At the University were I studied there was an archway with the names of the dead engraved in the stone walls. I think that we mark the anniversary of the end of the war rather than its start because we are optimistic and hope for a world free of conflict. Many people felt that WW I was avoidable and a dumb failure of leadership.  Certainly the military leaders showed no regard for human life.
Go through my edits and you will see what I mean. I am actually trying to create a viable encyclopedia.  
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I know I am blowing my own trumpet, Bugler (um), but there is a reason - there are a lot of us here that are doing this sort of graft, many of whom would qualify for banishment under your “proposal”. More and more, Conservapedia is becoming a blog, and less “The Trustworthy Encyclopedia” – your proposal would finish that process.[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 23:14, 19 August 2008 (EDT)
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This month we are marking the 200th anniversary of the British burning Washington DC in the War of 1812.  We are having war reenactors, a Wikipedia editing session and two 5K runs.  Many people view the War of 1812 as needless and others view it as actually a second phase of the American Revolution against Britain.  I wonder how people 200 years from today will view the conflicts in the Middle East -- will they explain it as a religious war or a war for oil resources?  WW I was "the war to end all wars" and gave us the League of Nations. WW II was a "just war" and gave us the United Nations.  When I was a young student, I was taught that if only the USSR was not around provoking wars, we would have world peace. Well, look how the Cold War ended.... Thanks, [[User:Wschact|Wschact]] 03:13, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
  
== Notice ==
 
  
We need to close night editing early tonight.  Hope to see you early tomorrow morning.--[[User:Aschlafly|Aschlafly]] 23:29, 20 August 2008 (EDT)
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:In Australia we have Armistice Day (your Veterans Day) - the whole country stops for a period of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.) On this day we honour the war dead of all nations but it is not a national holiday. On 25 April we, with New Zealand, have Anzac Day when we honour our own fallen. There are dawn services at war memorials all over both countries, and veterans and current military personnel march in all the cities and bigger towns after which old veterans get together in pubs and clubs all over the country.
  
== Portuguese names ==
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:Anzac stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corp which fought in the ill prepared and badly led Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. The campaign is said to have "blooded" the two young nations.
  
Ok, I will review some of the Portuguese names. [[User:Sunda62|Sunda62]] 20:47, 2 September 2008 (EDT)
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:The reason the outbreak of WWI is being commemorated at this time this year more than in other years is for the same reason you are remembering the War of 1812 this year more than is normal. Britain and Germany went to war on 4th August 1914 - 100 years ago.  
==Trade winds==
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You're welcome...BTW, be sure to make comments on people's TALK page, the user page is for personal use. [[User talk:MargeryCampbell|Marge]] 10:26, 3 September 2008 (EDT)
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== Composers ==
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::These times are for honouring the fallen and thanking the returned - not for making deliberately provocative ideological points.
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::Thanks for writing. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 16:04, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
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AlanE, I cited the historian Jacques Barzun about the role of Darwinism in creating a powderkeg in Europe relative to WWI. Barzun was a French born and noted American historian, who was awarded the American Presidential Medal of Freedom and who was knighted into the French Legion of Honor. I also cited Annika Mombauer, senior lecturer in history at the Open University in London and the author of numerous books and articles on World War I.  I cited a quality article as well which documented its contentions. You can label my material deliberately provocative and ideological all you want, but I certainly did not cite ideologues to make some of my strongest points. See: [[World War I and Darwinism]]
  
Be my guest. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 19:22, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
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Instead, what you offered in return was name calling, feeble personal attacks and hysterics.
:Thanks...you may notice Chabrier has just arrived. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 19:27, 26 September 2008 (EDT)
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== Richard Strauss ==
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You might be reasonable in other matters, but when it comes to Darwinism, you have been very unreasonable and closed-minded which are not the characteristics of someone wanting to conduct valid historical investigations. One of the roles of an encyclopedia is to provide a resource on historical matters. And you have offered no reasonable historical information in opposition to the material I offered. You merely asserted it was idiotic to think that Darwinist ideology was a causal factor for WWI.  Argument by mere assertion is illegitimate. And you compounded your illogical behavior by acting in a boorish manner.
  
Some works are now lost. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 00:20, 28 September 2008 (EDT)
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Lastly, if you contend that [[social Darwinism]] did not play a very significant role in terms of being a causal factor for WWI, could you please give me the full name of Charles Darwin's most famous work?  Was the title of this book ''The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life?'' [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 17:03, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
  
== I hope you enjoyed your breakfast ==
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:Sorry to be late with this, Cons. It seems Markman has been interfering with my access to CP and I have just got back on.
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:So... I am not going to give you the full name of the book in the shelf behind me. Nor am I going to ask you the title of the book that brought on on the Spanish Inquisition or, more importantly, that was the prime cause of the Thirty Years' War.
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:So let us relax Cons and believe what we each believe. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 23:16, 11 August 2014 (EDT)
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::Markman has been banned for some time now now. My guess is that your IP was accidentally banned for awhile. Next time, go to another location and tell Andy via another username that your account was accidentally blocked. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 00:08, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
  
I was not implying that you did not contribute to this encyclopaedia and apologise for giving that impression. The guilt lies elsewhere. [[User:Bugler|Bugler]] 04:33, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
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::Second, I have no problem being less of a warrior or more of diplomat. I can switch hats readily. :) [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 00:07, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
  
Thank you, I did. And thank you for this note.[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 14:08, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
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:::Smile Coms.
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:::Two minutes after I reverted an edit that reverted my User page to "Die Wanker" I found myself unable to edit - indeed unable to even reach CP. I spent two plus hours this morning (my time - remember I live in a different time zone to you) with a friendly nerd from my ISP fixing things. If you are not aware that Markman has not appeared under various guises in recent times then methinks you don't know what's going on about you. And yes, I did go to "another location" within CP and he was most helpful but it still took my ISP some time to sort things out. My account had not been blocked, Cons. my ISP had been prevented from accessing CP. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 02:37, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
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::::Markman (who has been blocked) and his subsequent short lived incarnations doesn't have blocking rights. You were not blocked by Markman or any of his subsequent incarnations.  I am not really concerned about Markman as I have higher priority things to attend to. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 02:58, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
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:'Morning Cons. Read my post above. I didn't say I was blocked. I was...oh never mind. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 15:01, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
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::OK. No worries. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 16:27, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
  
== Schumann ==
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== I created a few stub articles but those are the exceptions that prove the rule ==
  
What is wrong with the pic?
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I created a few stub articles today, but those are the exceptions that prove the rule. :)
--[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 22:45, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
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Oh 'ell! Sorry! I think I must have edited an old page. Um. If you want to revert it to your last edit, I'll do my last edit again in the morning....''Carefully'' this time. Sorry again. Gulp. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 23:23, 29 September 2008 (EDT)
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I created them to assist readers in terms of the [[Atheism and intelligence]] article. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 22:16, 19 September 2014 (EDT)
  
== Sergei Prokofiev ==
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:Cons, why are you defending something no one has accused you of? Have I accused you of writing stubs?
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:As far as the budgie comment is concerned: if I were to write a further 200 words on the subject it would either be from my own knowledge of the little bird (can't have that these days can we? - not post Markman) or I would have to turn the article into something resembling a field guide. I don't consider the budgie article a stub. It gives a succinct, no frills, account of what the bird is from the point of view of someone who knows the bird, has kept the bird and has a 50 year familiarity with its habits both domestically as a single bird and in its thousands in the wild.
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:And a further 200 words would only bring the article up to 450 words or thereabouts.
  
Good work. Clap, Clap...!
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:And while I have you..... I am afraid Joey may have taken your 600 words comments literally and is casting about for places to put "stubs" without having the knowledge to do it correctly. I came across [[Pride's Purge]]. He plonked it into [[Oliver Cromwell]]. Now I know that, whatever other bastardry Cromwell did, he had nothing to do with purging the Parliament of the King's supporters. He was on the road when it happened and I have recollections of his feeling somewhat aggrieved when he found out about it on his arrival in London. I'll have no trouble changing the edit when I have time to delve into my library but I needn't have to.
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:He is also taking "suggestions" as requests. Hence Dumbarton. (Which I will add to in my inimitable style when I have time.)
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::Cheers [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 03:11, 20 September 2014 (EDT)
  
Only a favor; Please save the valuable material that is already posted. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 18:32, 30 September 2008 (EDT
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:::I understand that generally not writing stubs is a good principle and not an ironclad rule. Feel free to edit as you wish. I will send a message to JoeyJ. Sorry for any misunderstanding.  
::Why? I made sure everything of value was transferred into my post. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 18:52, 30 September 2008 (EDT)
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== Alfred Schnittke ==
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:::And Sorry for not getting back to you earlier. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 05:55, 26 September 2014 (EDT)
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::::Put a quick note on JoeyJ's talk page for you. Thanks for all your contributions. Keep up the good work. :) [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 06:04, 26 September 2014 (EDT)
  
How about an article on Alfred Schnittke?
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== project ==
  
You may use if you like: http://home.wanadoo.nl/ovar/schnopus.htm
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Would you like to collaborate with other editors on a wiki project to help Conservapedia be a strong resource for a given topic.
  
--[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 19:48, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
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The topic could be decided by the editors participating.
  
::That's one from left field! I have some of his, but usually paired with Shostakovitch and the like. Viola I think. I'll have a go. Not today. I'm already late with the day's chores.
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If you are interested, please go to: [http://www.conservapedia.com/Conservapedia:Community_Portal#A_project_for_active_editors_to_collaborate_on The collaborative project]. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 21:51, 25 December 2014 (EST)
:::And I want you to think about the Prokofiev page. The double up looks a bit silly, seeing as pretty-well all the information parts of your edit are now repeats of mine. I may be back before 2pm (my time) but I doubt it. (You don't want to have a word with Andy about that do you?) [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 20:28, 1 October 2008 (EDT)
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:::The repeated pieces could be just a few but not all, and users sometimes prefer to have the cake sliced. So my advice is to have that section as it is now. I admire your work and hope this will encourage you to do your best.  Andy, I am sure will be glad to hear from you, please go ahead.  --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 10:54, 2 October 2008 (EDT)
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== Sent you an email ==
  
::::Ok and G'morning. (It's too early to say g'day.) Give me a few days to listen to Schnittke.  He's not the sort the family would like to have filling the house at all hours so I have to be on my own. He's not easy listening, but neither is Shostakovitch whom I adore!
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I sent you an email. It has to do with getting you picture uploading rights among other things. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 23:48, 27 December 2014 (EST)
BTW. The "''...will encourage you to do your best''" is a tad off. I left school nearly 50 years ago!
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Cheers. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 14:26, 2 October 2008 (EDT)
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==Reply to Wschact==
  
==Brit==
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You wrote on my User Page, the following:
Hehe, I was hoping that no one would notice me attempting to change the British spellings. Good thing you didn't rev the whole edit. o.O [[User:NathanG|Nate]] <sup>[[User_talk:NathanG|my opinion matters?]]</sup> 15:02, 5 October 2008 (EDT)
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:I was in the middle of a grump when the above came in. And why shouldn't I have a bet each way on refering/referring? BTW...what was the point of putting a single very alone reference under "References"? [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 15:12, 5 October 2008 (EDT)
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''Red links advice to User:TheAmericanRedoubt''
  
==Monarchs==
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''Dear AlanE: Please look at Conservapedia:Community_Portal#Quality_over_speed where we have counseled User:TheAmericanRedoubt to take time to create new articles of sufficient length and scope. His reply is that you have been after him to make his red links blue and that therefore he is creating a large number of 1 sentence articles (with attendant See Also, Bibliography and External Links sections). Could you please clarify your guidance? It seems to me that if an editor does not believe it is worthwhile to write an article about CETME, then one could refrain from making an internal link to it. Many thanks!'' Wschact 05:47, 7 January 2015 (EST)
Thanks for taking up the challenge to complete the red-links in the English Monarchs navbar. [[User:BrianCo|BrianCo]] 14:20, 12 October 2008 (EDT)
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:I'll get there in the end...I'm on other things for a while (suffering from a surfeit of Ethels) but I'll be back to them. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 14:30, 12 October 2008 (EDT)
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On December 10 when TAR was only just getting into gear in his orgy of linking everything to everything I evoked Lewis Carroll in an effort to get him to "tidy up as he went."
  
==Redirects==
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I wrote: ''The proliferation of red wikilinks in your edits reminds me of the Walrus and the Carpenter:
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:The walrus and the carpenter were walking close at hand,
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:They wept like anything to see such quantities of sand.
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:"If seven maids with seven brooms swept for half a year,
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:Do you suppose," the walrus said, "that they could get it clear?"
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:"I doubt it " said the carpenter, and wept a bitter tear.
  
I commented on the music page you edited, but just so you know, it's always better to link to the actual page (where possible) than to link to a redirect, just because redirects can be broken, and they are harder to fix then straight links. That is, if the National Association of How To spell set out a new rule that Bach should be spelled Back, you can make one change (on the actual page with the data), and not have to worry about all the redirects. otherwise, you manually have to rewrite a bunch of redirect pages. It does mean spelling out the whole name "J.S. Bach|Bach", but in the long run, it's "better". Or so the world says. grins. --JeanJacques 18:04, 29 October 2008 (EDT)
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:''I have tended to sweep up after me the links I have generated in my 200odd thousand words of edits here. Who has the job of sweeping up the multiple links you are throwing around with gay (ahem) abandon? I think you should start sweeping, boyo, because, from bitter experience, I know no one else is going to do it.'' AlanE 22:29, 10 December 2014 (EST)
  
== Christopher Wren  ==
 
  
Thank you! --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 13:20, 2 November 2008 (EST)
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That was nearly a month ago. My point was to get him to (a) lay off the links (stop generating so much sand) and (b) activate those links he does feel are necessary (sweep away what is already there).
  
:I was thinking about the big gap between 2nd and 14th centuries overnight...but all I could remember was Henry Yvele (or Yevele) who did some of the Perpendicular stuff. (Canterbury Cathedral at least.) I think he was 14th century though. I will chase down the fella who built Edward I's Welsh castles - he's in the back of my mind somewhere but refuses to peek out. I have half a mind on it whilst I do private stuff. If I think of anyone I'll put it on the "Famous Architects" talk page. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 13:36, 2 November 2008 (EST)
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I had no idea then of the sheer amount of red that would inundate the place. Perhaps I should have been a little less literary. I mentioned the maids with their brooms again on Dec 27 as part of something else. Cons put it so much clearer than I in that same Dec 27 conversation.  
  
:: Please do. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 14:46, 2 November 2008 (EST)
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:Cheers  [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 14:58, 7 January 2015 (EST)
:::I have already...[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 14:51, 2 November 2008 (EST)
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== !!!! ==
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==The Liberals smear campaign Won -- I now retire from editing Conservapedia==
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I must say that the liberal smear campaign and relentless edits/deletions from 5 very loud CP liberal trolls / RINOs (besides the vociferous [[User:Wschact]], you know who you are and will be happy to know you have won) has been no fun. I am sad to say, it is much worse edit wars and liberal reverts than ''anything'' I contributed over the years to Wikipedia. Sorry [[User:Aschlafly]], [[User:Conservative]], [[User:Karajou]] and [[User:Jpatt]], but I have lost the enthusiasm to continue contributing to CP in the face of this much liberal opposition. Thank you 4 for what you do for the conservative movement. I strongly suspect that the frequent sock puppet hacker-vandalist accounts were [[User:Wschact]] or one his friends using a VPN since all the vandals edits were directed to things he was revert warring with me over. God bless.
  
Oi!
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Sadly, I no longer have the enthusiasm to contribute in the face of such ''''strong'''' opposition from 5 very vociferous liberal/RINO editors. It's more of an uphill battle than it was on Wikipedia, I am very disappointed to say. Godspeed in all you do.
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[[User:TheAmericanRedoubt|TheAmericanRedoubt]] 02:26, 9 January 2015 (EST)
  
Leave my edit to scottish monarchs alone, i put the link around the dates for a reason you know!!!!
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== The red link invasion will stop :) ==
thanks a lot for making me loads of extra work! :( --[[User:PhilipV|PhilipV]] 16:11, 5 November 2008 (EST)
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Or shall i put it simply, LEAVE IT ALONE!!! (i know about your work on some scottish monarchs, and i agknowledge them, dont worry.) --[[User:PhilipV|PhilipV]] 16:17, 5 November 2008 (EST)
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I contacted TheAmericanRedoubt. The red link invasion will stop. :)
  
:Smile and say please when you say that. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 16:31, 5 November 2008 (EST)
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Thanks for all your contributions and generally (we all have our moments)  being an amiable editor. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 10:14, 11 January 2015 (EST)
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=== I contacted TheAmericanRedoubt about the red link situation ===
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Two things:
  
:: -sigh- :) --[[User:PhilipV|PhilipV]] 16:34, 5 November 2008 (EST)
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1. He is going to be lighter on the red links, but not completely stop. It would require a lot of extra work for him to completely stop.
  
::: I aim to have this list complete by the end of the week , so please dont interfere until the list is complete, then please (note: please) do either tell me on my talk page, or on the scotland talk page if you want to take bits off it, thanks--[[User:PhilipV|PhilipV]] 16:39, 5 November 2008 (EST)
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2. He is going to be a long term editor so the red links will be filled in. He isn't counting on others to fill in the links.
  
==List==
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I think this is a reasonable compromise. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 14:14, 14 January 2015 (EST)
  
====Monarchs of Scotland====
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== Top of the mornin' to you Alan ==
*[[Malcolm II]]        (1005-1034)
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*[[Duncan I]]            (1034-1040)
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*[[Macbeth]]            (1040-1057)
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*[[Malcolm III        (1057-1093)
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*[[Donald Bane]]        (1093-1094)
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*[[Duncan II]]          (1094)
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*[[Donald Bane]]        (1094-1097)
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*[[Edgar]]              (1097-1107)
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*[[Alexander I]]        (1107-1124)
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*[[David I]]            (1124-1153)
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*[[Malcolm IV]]          (1153-1195)
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*[[William (The Lion)]]  (1165-1214)
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*[[Alexander II]]        (1214-1249)
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*[[Alexander III]]      (1249-1286)
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*Margaret ([[Maid of Norway]]) (1286-1290)
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*[[John Baliol]]        (1292-1296)
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*Robert I (Robert Bruce]]) (1306-1329)
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*[[David II]]            (1329-1371)
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'''House Of Stuart'''
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*[[Robert II]]          (1371-1390)
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*[[Robert III]]          (1390-1406)
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*[[James I]]            (1406-1437)
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*[[James II]]            (1437-1460)
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*[[James III]]          (1460-1488)
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*[[James IV]]            (1488-1513)
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*[[James V]]            (1513-1542)
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*[[Mary Queen of Scots]] (1542-1567)
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*[[James VI]] (1567-1625)  ([[James I]] of England (1603-1625)
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The problem now is I can't seem to link Edgar...It may need an official disambiguation page. If I were more computer literate..... [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 23:36, 9 November 2008 (EST)
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:And g'day to you too, Cons.  
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:Just reminding you all that this site was created for Andy's home school students and should be factually correct. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 00:05, 15 January 2015 (EST)
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::No worries. King Solomon said to be happy when people correct you (Proverbs 9:8). I made the corrections. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 00:09, 15 January 2015 (EST)
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:Yes, Cons: I know what King Solomon said and I know and appreciate what you did. So. Do you want to delete that silly woman off my talk page or shall I?
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:Thank you.[[User:AlanE|AlanE]]
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::I like the version of the song recorded by the Irishman John McCormack the best and he appears to have made the first recording of the song. But I was not aware it was composed by Irish-American New Yorkers. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 00:51, 15 January 2015 (EST)
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:The McCormick version is famous. I have it here somewhere in my jungle of old 78s etc.,  The Kenneth McKellar version is as good and more modern. It's a matter of taste. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 01:17, 15 January 2015 (EST)
  
== Don't pollute a talk page ==
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==Transferred from User talk:EJamesW==
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==Cons: please...==
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...if you feel you must spray, please spray in your own yard. Normal standards of behaviour don't seem to apply to you do they? Open a new playground if you must, and leave his talk page to what it is designed to be - his own talk page. Or transfer it to mine - I'm used to it. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 22:31, 28 January 2015 (EST)
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:AlanE, EJamesW several times has given me a hard time about creating numerous atheism articles for a......ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA. Incredible! He asked me several times to justify creating them.  And this is despite his user page hypocritically declaring he wants to see opposing information to his atheist worldview.
  
Don't pollute a talk page with a personal attack, like what you just did on [[Talk:Barack Obama]].--[[User:Aschlafly|Aschlafly]] 18:54, 10 November 2008 (EST)
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:Well, I decided to show him that I am going to stand my ground! Christians will not be muzzled by atheists at Conservapedia!!!!
  
:I quote:''We are trying to build an encyclopedia here. Either help out or get out of the way, HGridley. You might find more people who think you are funny on a liberalpedia, if one exists.''
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:Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around...
  
''The only truly funny thing about your note is that you call them "cantidates", which is a true record of how liberals treat Black Americans -- telling them "You can't, so depend on the government to do so for you." BHarlan 18:29, 10 November 2008 (EST)''
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:Turn me around...
  
In my eyes, that is also a personal attack. I also consider that BHarlan's edits are, in the main, not particularly encyclopedic. That is my opinion only of course. I suppose I get a bit crabby at people who come and spend nearly all their time on variations on the same theme whilst I am getting up at four in the morning to  find the time to do what I do here...which is 99point something per cent true encyclopedic. Can you deny I am trying to actually build an encyclopedia. If you think I am unproductive then ban me. if you agree I am productive then please give me at least some of the same leeway you extend to those you agree with. Cheers[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 19:26, 10 November 2008 (EST)
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:Turn me around...
  
: AlanE, in hockey the third person who enters a fight is ejected.  You jumped into a dispute with your own personal attack.  Don't pollute a talk page like that.
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:Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around...
  
: Moreover, BHarlan's comment was informative and appropriate.  I found HGridley's prior comment to be offensive, despite my warning.
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:Keep on a-walkin'
  
: Your substantive edits are appreciated.  Godspeed.--[[User:Aschlafly|Aschlafly]] 19:38, 10 November 2008 (EST)
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:Keep on a-talkin'
  
::And don't feel bad about being singled out as a 'polluter'. Often we choose to speak to the person who has shown the greatest maturity, so a person who is already setting a good example can show an even better one. --[[User:Ed Poor|Ed Poor]] <sup>[[User talk:Ed Poor|Talk]]</sup> 16:00, 30 November 2008 (EST)
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:Marchin' up to freedom land. :) [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 22:54, 28 January 2015 (EST)
  
== Clausell ==
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::Get off his yard onto your own, Cons! Common decency. Heard of it? Possibly. Subscribe to it? No. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 23:09, 28 January 2015 (EST)
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:::I wish the evolutionists heard of common decency and didn't force their views on others children.
  
Thank you!
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:::Second, I stand by my previous statement. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 23:32, 28 January 2015 (EST)
  
--[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 21:54, 14 November 2008 (EST)
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:That's good Cons. ''You ain't gonna let nobody turn you around''. Not to mention ''others children.'' While you are doing that you can teach Andy's homeschoolers how to talk proper. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 00:06, 29 January 2015 (EST)
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::Not going to post on his user page unless I absolutely need to. Working on an important project that is starting to bear fruit. Also, launching new project next week, God willing.
  
== Artists ==
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::In short, I am being more of a initiator/diplomat/facilitator right now and less of a warrior.  :) [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 12:29, 29 January 2015 (EST)
  
Done, thanks. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 21:22, 20 November 2008 (EST)
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== Thank you! ==
:Thank ''you''! [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 21:30, 20 November 2008 (EST)
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:: AlanE, please, who are those two great composers that are left?  I am planing to have two composers sections to have classical along. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 19:23, 21 November 2008 (EST)
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Please see: [[Talk:Victorian paintings]] --[[User:Joaquín Martínez|Joaquín Martínez]] 22:06, 3 May 2015 (EDT)
  
:::Brahms and Handel are usually considered right up there at the top.
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== Constitutional monarchy ==
:Film composers are a funny breed...they use the classical idiom, but its usually up to a century old. The battle scene at the start of "Gladiator" is so much like "Mars" from "The Planets" that it must be a template. The last battle in "Troy" harks back to the "Battle on the Ice" scene in Prokofiev's "Alexander Nevsky". The main phrase in the scene where Superman takes Lois for a fly in the first Superman movie, is a direct pinch from a phrase near the end of Richard Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration". They are very good at their job, but they are not "great" composers in the true sense of the word. Good, if not great composers have written film scores of course...Prokofiev, Shostakovich, William Walton, Vaughan Williams, Copland, Korngold, etc. (And did you know that the first music written specifically for a film was by Saint Saens?) but they were classical composers before they went near films.
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Cole Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Mercer, etc. were great but they were not "classical". They need their own classification. When popular composers try and write something classical (like Meredith Wilson's symphonies, or Leroy Anderson's piano concerto) it never quite gets there. I can think of only one who sits comfortably as a true classical composer whilst feted also in the popular idiom and that Leonard Bernstein. I will now go back into my hole. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 20:02, 21 November 2008 (EST)
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Why did you delete this term from the list of ancient terms?  It is said "[[Aristotle]] organized the collection of one hundred and fifty-eight Greek constitutions". Don't you suppose that at least one of these was a monarchy?  [[User:VargasMilan|VargasMilan]] ([[User talk:VargasMilan|talk]]) 02:28, 3 September 2015 (EDT)
  
:: Thank you for your reply. I like Brahms and Händel, but are they as famous as Chopin? --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 07:14, 22 November 2008 (EST)
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:My bad. I missed the reference to Plato therefore considered the subject not to include Ancient History. I'll put it back. I do think, however, that if an item is in a Category it should actually have information in it that is covered by that Category. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 02:49, 3 September 2015 (EDT)
  
G'morning, Joaquín. Chopin wrote just for the piano. Apart from a couple of piano concertos and a cello sonata that is all he is known for....solo piano music. Some of the best ever written and much of it of an emotional intensity that can grab you. And for that - as well as for a strange sort of relationship with a strange sort of woman (George Sands) - he has grabbed the imagination of the public's attention (and Hollywood's) as one of the "great" composers. Which he is...''for the piano''.
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==Navarino==
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You should be able to add you material now. [[User:Karajou|Karajou]] ([[User talk:Karajou|talk]]) 08:36, 5 February 2016 (EST)
  
Handel is known as one of the top 2 high baroque composers. People say "Bach and Handel" in the one breath - he is that good. Completely different in temperament and style in his output of course - he made and lost fortunes writing for the stage. But posterity owes him as much for his concerti grossi, organ concertos, chamber works, the two suites for augmented military band that have come down to us as the ''Water Music'' and ''Fireworks Music'' (one of which caused the first recorded traffic jam in history) his anthems and other church music, keyboard music - the lot. He is a part of every British coronation: and Christmas and Easter would not be the same in the English speaking countries without the enumerable ''Messiahs'' popping up, not only in concert halls but churches and town halls, and parks - many of them amateur productions. Grass roots stuff. I bet you that you can hum more Handel tunes than any other classical composer. He is part of the fabric of western culture right down to the farmer who turns up at his church hall to rehearse a bit of Handel for the service on Sunday.
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== So 30 percent of Australians are lonely? ==
  
As is Brahms, but in a different way. Brahms ain't "popular". Just great. When I say popular I mean amongst the general classical-illiterate public. And he is not for the young....you seem to grow into Brahms with age. He is recognised, though, as one of the truly great composers of "pure music"; that is music not written to a program. He is also considered the true symphonic heir to Beethoven. Like Bach and Handel mark the peak of the high baroque, and Beethoven the classical era, Brahms represents the pinnacle of the Romantic period. After him the movement started breaking up. He wrote four of the 20 great symphonies, two of the twenty great piano concertos, one of the top 4 violin concertos; he is one of the top 5 most popular writers of chamber music. His "Requiem" is in the top 5. He is one of the top four 19th century song composers. Pianists enjoy his many short piano pieces. He is second to none as a writer of "variations". When he died there was a state funeral and procession through the streets of Vienna attended by foreign heads of state...not to mention scores of thousands of ordinary citizens.
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I would guess that the percentage is about the same everywhere. Including Cons's home city. Which I've been to, and is not a very exciting place.
  
Are you sorry you asked? If you're going to hit me at 4:30 in the morning with something close to my heart.... :-) [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 14:06, 22 November 2008 (EST)
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Sorry, but I have to at least try to put a stop to this nonsense. It is absolutely disgraceful. Though I'm sure our friend will revert my notice.
  
: Excellent Alan, a very rich dissertation! --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 07:38, 23 November 2008 (EST)
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[[User:SamHB|SamHB]] ([[User talk:SamHB|talk]]) 23:14, 6 March 2016 (EST)
  
:: Thanks again! --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 21:37, 1 December 2008 (EST)
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:Thanks Sam.
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:It crossed my mind only today that our friend himself must feel lonely sometimes, alone there in his room desperately trying to be noticed. Perhaps you and I and August are doing him a favour - giving purpose to his life.
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:I also thought about opening up on the subject of Mao Zedong and Chinese buffets - a little oxymoronic don't you think seeing as you're liable to be hungry again an hour later. But I figured that he had probably never been to a buffet, certainly not a Chinese one, so would not know what I was talking about.
  
== Ship ==
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:::Oh and on Oz loneliness....80% of young women are feeling lonely because their cellphones are being charged.
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::Better stop. Cheers [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 00:15, 7 March 2016 (EST)
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SamHB, you would guess the percentage of people who are lonely is about the same everywhere? So the world is about the same everywhere? Like a McDonald's franchise?
  
Done, it has been a pleasure my friend! --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 18:55, 8 December 2008 (EST)
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Below is an excerpt from the [[Atheism and loneliness]] article:
  
== Happy Holiday ==
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In 1993, Reuters reported:
  
The same to you my dear friend. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 15:34, 19 December 2008 (EST)
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"Indian anthropologist Prakash Reddy has turned the tables on Western colleagues who put Third World cultures under the microscope.
  
== Merry Christmas! ==
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Reddy, of Sri Venkateswara University at Tirupati in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, spent four months in the village of Hvilsager--population 104--on Denmark's Jutland peninsula.
  
Merry Christmas!----[[User:PhilipV|PhilipV]]<sup>[[User talk:PhilipV|'' I Support our Troops!'']]</sup> 07:02, 25 December 2008 (EST)>>>
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His study, published in book form in English under the title "Danes are like that!" expresses dismay at the loneliness he found and the hope that India would not have to pay the same price for prosperity.
:....And to you, Philip. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 13:22, 25 December 2008 (EST)
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== Categories ==
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"The most fundamental question that should bother every social scientist in the East is: Is there no way of achieving development without sacrificing the human values and the way of life cherished by homo sapiens?" he asked....
  
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Reddy said he found a neat and tidy, cozy little society, stiff, rigid and seemingly full of practical, down-to-earth but lonely people, isolated from each other and lacking much sense of religion.
  
Please only use the subcategory and not the categories above it when applying categories to articles. Thanks. [[User:Learn together|Learn together]] 03:28, 31 December 2008 (EST)
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Compared to the teeming villages of India, the Danish hamlet seemed deserted and closed. To an Indian, accustomed to constant close contact in an extended family and community, Danish life was cold if not nonexistent, Reddy said.
  
Um...I gather the problem is with Wars of the Roses. Which Cat. should I not have put it under? I wanted it to be clickable from all three categories. HNY. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 14:17, 31 December 2008 (EST)
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"Coming from an Indian village, I was used to seeing people in the streets . . . but here in Denmark not a single soul was sighted and, except for the sound of a passing automobile, absolute silence prevailed," Reddy wrote.[23]  
  
==Scotland's History==
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I hope this clarifies matters. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 00:23, 7 March 2016 (EST)
What's your opinion of that Neil Oliver series on TV at the moment? [[User:Bradlaugh|Bradlaugh]] 18:40, 5 January 2009 (EST)
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:Mate... I'm writing from wildest Tasmania. We're still watching Hamish Macbeth down here (albeit for the third time). If its not tabloid, I will look forward to it. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 18:50, 5 January 2009 (EST)
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Ah... if it gets on to BBC World (if indeed that is still going) you might give it a go. As a staunch (if adopted) Northumbrian I like to see what the neighbours are up to! [[User:Bradlaugh|Bradlaugh]] 18:51, 5 January 2009 (EST)
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== Your work ==
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:Yes Cons, but what do '''you''' think?
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:It seems to me that Reddy didn't know what he was talking about. He couldn't tell the difference between loneliness and solitude. Reddy went from somewhere he was used to to somewhere he wasn't and had trouble handling it.
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:Susan was brought up in London and has the same problem Reddy has when she encounters a Tasmanian town in the off-season when everyone's at work indoors, school is in, and all is  quiet in the streets. It's dead, she says. Go out into the street and cry rape I says and they'll be there in a flash.
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[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 01:00, 7 March 2016 (EST)
  
Nice to see such a good work. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez]], [[User talk:Joaquín Martínez|talk]] 21:10, 18 January 2009 (EST)
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::I think the Western World needs to cultivate family/friendships more and can learn from other cultures and previous time periods. There is too much loneliness in the West. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 03:38, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
:Thanks Joaquín. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 21:20, 18 January 2009 (EST)
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::Indeed, Alan, your help in untangling Scotland hasn't gone unnoticed! --[[User:TK|'''₮K''']]<sub><small><small>/Admin</small></small></sub><sup>[[User_Talk:TK|/Talk]]</sup> 21:23, 18 January 2009 (EST)
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== thanks ==
:::Yes..t'was a bit out of ''kilter''. (Ahem) [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 21:32, 18 January 2009 (EST)
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== Conservapedia:[[Featured articles]] ==
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Thanks for extending the olive branch. Much appreciated.
  
Dear friend. You are invited to participate in: [[Conservapedia:Featured articles]]. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez|Joaquín Martínez]] 16:23, 1 March 2009 (EST)
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You did a great job as far as that project you did for your wife.  Lots of detail as far as the inside architecture/furnishings. I was impressed. Sorry I did not comment on this earlier. I was under the gun time wise at the time I got the pics. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 10:17, 26 March 2016 (EDT)
  
:Thank you Joaquín; it is appreciated - but for all your kindness, I don't think any of my articles are good enough, or the ones that may be would not be of sufficient interest. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 16:31, 1 March 2009 (EST)
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== You will rue the day! ==
  
: I think some of your articles should be considered. But I prefer to have you select one or two as you know them better than any other. Please? --[[User:Joaquín Martínez|Joaquín Martínez]] 22:34, 2 March 2009 (EST)
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When the proverbial dominoes start falling and the United States collapses, Western Civilization collapses and world's civilizations all collapse, you will rue the day that you removed the survivalism material from the [[Oregon]] article. :) That material was a beacon for mankind. :) Mankind's best hope for survival. :)
::Um. Let me think....[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 22:48, 2 March 2009 (EST)
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::: Umm, waiting! --[[User:Joaquín Martínez|Joaquín Martínez]] 15:51, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
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Aussie's think they sill be able to survive in the outback with their big Crocodile Dundee knives, but they are sadly mistaken!  
  
::::G'day, Joaquín. From the various comments on the Featured Articles talk page, I had gained the impression that those such as I were not likely to be welcomed so had stopped thinking about it. And frankly, I tend to think my articles are unsuited - wrong spelling, not enough references etc because usually I write from my own knowledge, I don't touch America, I don't follow any ideological line (as much as anyone can), I write to the old-fashioned reference book format without great lines and headings taking the eye away from the text and my articles tend to read as much like essays as wiki articles. Ya know wha' I mean? [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 17:02, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
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"Be prepared". - Boy Scouts of America motto. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 23:00, 29 March 2016 (EDT)
  
Perhaps it would be beneficial if you stopped with the supposition?  You were invited to participate first, and then my friend Joaquín brought up the subject of including some of your own articlesTwo separate ideas. The main thing that is/was happening with "Featured Articles" is that the original idea was to have a committee decide, not some community vote, as that always leads to parodists and trolls disrupting, and that is why I locked the page.  And if you are participating, I will certainly unlock it. The page needs further tweaks to make clear other's suggestions should be on the talk page, and only member's should vote. I hope you will choose to help out, all of us do,  but of course that is your decision, Alan.   --[[User:TK|'''₮K''']]<sub><small><small>/Admin</small></small></sub><sup>[[User_Talk:TK|/Talk]]</sup> 17:51, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
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:Ah Cons. 
:Okay. If I can help I will. Thanks. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 18:10, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
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:Mate.   
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:"Be prepared" is the Boy Scouts' motto everywhere; not just for your mob.
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:I am sure, old son, that TAR's message is spread wide amongst CP's pages and won't die because of the actions of one benighted liberal.
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:Would you believe, ay... [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 00:01, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
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::I was aware that scouting is an international movement and I suspected that all Boy Scouts use "Be prepared" as their motto.  
  
== From a new musician/editor on CP ==
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::Second, TAR is American. By in large, CP's editor base does not know if he lives in a free state territory or unfree state territory or a mixture of the two due to travel.  The editors of the User: Conservative account have not disclosed the locale/locales of the various editors who have used the account. Nor have they revealed their gender(s) or ages (And it is a well-know fact that moose hunting [[Sarah Palin]], a member of the religious right, has more machismo than most liberals). [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 01:13, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
  
Hi AlanE! I've just made some substantial changes to the "Arnold Schoenberg" article. The history of his stylistic evolution was a little inaccurate, in that the 12-tone phase didn't start until after 1923. This means also that "Pierrot Lunaire" was actually part of his "free atonal" period. If you think this needs a reference to back it up, I'd be happy to find one. Cheers! [[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 17:59, 16 March 2009 (EDT)
 
:No problems. (I think.) I am not an atonal fan so I probably tend to lump atonal and 12-tone together somewhat in my brain. I think though that he had the 12-tone down pat by 1923 having worked on it on the quiet (if that is not an oxymoron) for the previous 8 or so years.
 
::One thing, though. I am protective of my British (Aussie actually} spelling. :-) [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 19:10, 16 March 2009 (EDT)
 
:::As you have every right to be! Just to be clear, Schönberg wrote "On the composition with 12-tones" in 1923, and his first compositions to utilise it were published in the same year. There were several years of development, as Schönberg makes clear in his article, but the first evidence appears in this year.[[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 19:26, 16 March 2009 (EDT)
 
::::Sorry, the article was published in 1941. My bad.[[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 20:00, 16 March 2009 (EDT)
 
  
:::Blimey, mate! No! Alan, do you see a citation about the 12-tone phaseI don't. --[[User:TK|'''₮K''']]<sub><small><small>/Admin</small></small></sub><sup>[[User_Talk:TK|/Talk]]</sup> 19:14, 16 March 2009 (EDT)
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How bullwinklish thou art! Thy is. Um...hey wot.
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:::::Terry, in the biography net reference under 1923 it is alluded to sufficiently clearly for me to be satisfied I suppose...... ''"Introduces a “Method of Composing with Twelve Tones Which are Related Only with One Another”, which revolutionizes the traditional concept of harmony by means of a new classification of musical material and therewith lays »the foundations for a new procedure in musical construction which seemed fitted to replace those structural differentations provided formerly by tonal harmonies.« (»Composition with Twelve Tones« 1941)"'' That's what I based my acceptance on. Thanks. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 19:35, 16 March 2009 (EDT)
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::Don't ask me. I recently told someone that I am thinking of taking up bow hunting. It is more sporting. Do they still allow bow hunting in Australia? :)  
  
Ahh, so it is only a matter of making the citation line note that specific section, so as not to present the reader with an endless scroll, not knowing where to look.  Thanks. --[[User:TK|'''₮K''']]<sub><small><small>/Admin</small></small></sub><sup>[[User_Talk:TK|/Talk]]</sup> 20:10, 16 March 2009 (EDT)
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::Next time there is a Muslim terrorists attack in Australia, the Australian citizen bow hunting brigade needs to take them out before the [http://www.afp.gov.au/policing/international-deployment-group/specialist-response-group Special Response Group] arrives. :) [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 03:54, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
:I'd be happy to do that, if I knew how. Is there a place in the help section that explains this?[[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 07:37, 17 March 2009 (EDT)
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:::I have a personal dislike of hunting - likely caused by an episode in 1965 when I was mistaken for a crocodile. (I know I'm ugly but....) I went for a quiet swim after midnight  during a camping weekend at a place called Edith Falls in the Top End of the Northern Territory.  It was after midnight and so as not to wake the others I slid quietly into the water and side-stroked out from the moon-shadow of the pandanas. As soon as I was into the moonlight all hell broke loose. All that day, three blokes had sat across the waterhole from us - maybe 70 yards away - on folding chairs in front of a WW2 vintage Mack truck - drinking from stubbies and chatting. We had not noticed the rifles.
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:What those idiots thought they were shooting at was a fresh water croc called the Johnstone River Crocodile that frequents much of the far north of Australia. It is not a man-eater. It is too small. It rarely coexists with big brother salt water croc.
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==TAR clean up==
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Glad you are pitching in.  Please consider [[User:JDano/TARlist]]. Thanks, [[User:JDano|JDano]] ([[User talk:JDano|talk]]) 22:45, 1 April 2016 (EDT)
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== Moved conversation as it does not relate to the Unattractiveness of atheism article ==
  
::If you added the reference by using the ref deal, add the URL within it, and after the end of it, make a space, and add the comment that Alan did, would be easy enough. Like: [www.xyz1234.com Under 1923, it says "Introduces a “Method of Composing with Twelve Tones Which are Related Only with One Another]. That help? --[[User:TK|'''₮K''']]<sub><small><small>/Admin</small></small></sub><sup>[[User_Talk:TK|/Talk]]</sup> 08:05, 17 March 2009 (EDT)
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Cons: you will probably find that world wide interest in well-made dolls houses has not exactly flourished in recent years but they still exist. Like atheists, dolls house makers go about their work, alone but not lonely, happy in the knowledge of their worth to those who care.  
:::Sure, thanks.[[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 08:50, 17 March 2009 (EDT)
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Cheers ... [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 03:08, 11 April 2016 (EDT)
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:AlanE, you didn't show why atheism is an attractive worldview and why it is not an unattractive worldview.  
  
Something completely different, AlanE. I'm interested in adding images as musical examples to some of the musical terms pages. Would you help me with this?[[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 09:58, 17 March 2009 (EDT)
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:Second, if you have data from respectable sources that refutes the [[Atheism and loneliness]] article, please present it. The article is well-sourced with nearly 100 footnotes from respectable sources and is backed by sound data. Right now, you are merely complaining about a sub-article that relates to it. By the way, the atheism and loneliness  article is one of my more popular new articles. In about 16 months, it nearly has 10,000 page views. 
::: Attended. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez|Joaquín Martínez]] 16:10, 17 March 2009 (EDT) Thanks!![[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 16:12, 17 March 2009 (EDT)
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:Sorry to be late answering. I was late logging on this morning (It's a little after 6AM here.) I'm also sorry that I can't help with uploading pictures...there are certain protocols and restrictions and I have never really tried to find out. (Though one day I must, if I am still around) Go to Help Index on the left there. Also[[:User talk:Joaquín Martínez]] is a senior sysop who loves his pictures and is usually helpful. Mention my name ;).[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 15:27, 17 March 2009 (EDT)
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:Thirdly, using the definition of atheism that encyclopedias of philosophy use, you are not an atheist (see: [[Definition of atheism]]). You are an agnostic.[[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 03:30, 11 April 2016 (EDT)
::Thanks for the advice. By the way, I just left a note for you under the Prokofiev article.[[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 17:37, 17 March 2009 (EDT)
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:::Just seen it, thanks. Gotta go. Have appointments.[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 17:43, 17 March 2009 (EDT)
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Your thoughtful response in the Prokofiev thread got me reading again (dangerous hobby, I know), and revisiting the old books about music in the Soviet Union. I've started to expand the Shostakovich article, and am interested in your feedback. I plan to do the same with Prokofiev, and even perhaps write an essay on the topic. Let me know what you think.[[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 19:55, 23 March 2009 (EDT)
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:::Ah mate...you tend not to be particularly good around metaphors. (Though that was not a particularly good one... obtuse might describe it.)
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::Sometime during 1992 my wife prevailed upon me to make her a dolls house. Consequently I disappeared into my "shed" for a week or so and came out at the end of it with a dolls house. I can't remember the daily details of the project but do recall a day with sleet coming in horizontally and the shed stove roaring appropriately and Brahms turned right up when I made the staircase that connected the three floors. It's hard to explain so perhaps I can ask you to upload pictures I send you onto my user page.
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:Why I mention this now was my realisation that the time I spent in my wind-battered shed that day with the roaring fire and the smell of wet beagle fighting the familiar scent of eucalyptus wood dust and (later) polyurethane  was about the same expiration of time you have expended on your latest "atheism and" type project. After 24-odd years my work looks brand new.
  
==Just for fun==
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::That's all, cobber. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 04:48, 11 April 2016 (EDT)
Good morning. I added a "trivia" section to [[J.S. Bach]], including an amazing story that my doctoral advisor just told me. Thought you'd appreciate it, being a history buff yourself. [[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 10:24, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
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:Thanks; enjoyed it. I've always found it interesting that Beethoven considered Handel to be the greater of the two. Then again how many know Louis Spohr who was considered at the time to be greater than Beethoven?
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Oh! Forgot. Whatever monicker you want to put on what you think is my world view is all right with me. Just don't call me a poseur. You know I'm not. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 04:48, 11 April 2016 (EDT)
:I am about to let loose with St. Matthew Passion. Please do with it as you will. I know you can improve it. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 16:10, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
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:::AlanE, I moved the conversation as it does not relate to the [[Unattractiveness of atheism]] article. At this time, I cannot continue the conversation as I have a busy day/week planned. Glad to hear that you built a nice doll house for your wife and you are happy with how it turned out. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 05:42, 11 April 2016 (EDT)
::Ahh, yes, I should probably mention it on the page too, but Von Swieten also brought Handel with him to Vienna; I had a hard time working it in in a relevant way. The quote from Mozart's letter to his father is something to the effect of "I go often to Swieten, where only Bach and Handel are played." My personal theory is that Beethoven was too close to Bach to effusively praise him -- a father complex, maybe?? My dissertation (still in the research phase) actually will discuss how Beethoven inherited several of his ideas about [[key]] characteristics from the Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass, and the Passions.
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::Ahh, Spohr. That's where weasel words get their name. Of course he "was considered" to be greater than Beethoven at one time, but by whom? Tovey writes about Spohr dismissively (in ''The Main-Stream of Music and Other Essays'', a great book if you happen upon it) by saying that his examples of sonata form, and only his and Hummel's, embody perfectly the academic definition of sonata form, and this is where many theorists got the wrong idea. You will find no examples from Mozart, Haydn, or Beethoven in sonata form as we learn at the conservatories. Conservatism always finds an enthusiastic audience.
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::It's also worth remembering that Beethoven's late works disturbed all but his most ardent supporters. Out of the romantics, no one until Wagner felt sympathy enough to champion them: if you want to do some fun influence-spotting, listen to the slow movement of Beethoven's Op. 127, and immediately after that the duet from Act II of ''Tristan'' ("O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe"). [[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 17:19, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
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::Oh duhh! I forgot that I actually mentioned Handel! [[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 17:23, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
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:::I think the last time I read somewhere of the "greatness" of Spohr (and please realise that my comment above was sarcastic - ''of course'' Spohr had no viable claim of greatness) was in a comment about [[Charles Villiers Stanford]] who said once that he could remember when Spohr was considered such. Cheers [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 17:50, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
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Cons, what it does relate to is the amount of time it took you to give us your latest spiel on atheism as a comparison with the time I spent making the staircase for the dolls house. We spent about the same time, you and I, on our respective endeavours - yours was to criticise: a knock down of something you disagree with. Mine was to create something of worth. Make of that as you will. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 00:53, 12 April 2016 (EDT)
I've done my thing with it, and am quite happy with it as it stands momentarily -- though I still might like to add a section on famous recordings. Take a look and see what you think.
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:And if anyone wants to see what I am talking about: email me. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 00:53, 12 April 2016 (EDT)
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::You can't lodge any legitimate criticism of what I wrote so you use this illegitimate roundabout tactic to show your displeasure instead.
  
:It's excellent, and shows scholarship!
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::I have no desire to engage with an unreasonable critic. And I refuse to do so. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 01:08, 12 April 2016 (EDT)
:As far as famous recordings go, I am looking into them. (And yes, I'll mention Sir Georg's! - fancy having Kiri and Anne Sophie on the same bill. And if the sound is anything like his 1981 Mahler "Resurrection".......)[[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 18:11, 3 April 2009 (EDT)
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::Glad you like the additions. It was a fun way to spend my afternoon. Joaquin has added several pictures per my request, and also nominated it as a Featured Article.
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:Sorry if I have upset you, Cons. I did not mean to. I suppose the start of this particular thing in my mind was your many hours - many edits - stream a week or two ago concerning Dawkins. It went on and on ...then stopped... then disappeared. To me it was a whole day wasted. That same day we had friends visit who asked to see the dolls house. As people do. I was asked how long it took to make the stairs. I said eight or nine hours not including the varnish.  
::The Solti recording is pretty special, and one that both sides of the "authentic performance" argument could find something to like and something to disparage. My only quibble is that Blochwitz as the Evangelist gets a little screechy for my taste. One particlar pregnant pause (and the crashing organ chord that comes after) in "Sind Blitze, Sind Donner" is one of my top 10 favorite moments on any disc period.
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:I thought about the hours you had spent on the Dawkins thing and tried to imagine how I would feel if my staircase had been "deleted". I couldn't. It didn't bear thinking about.
::By the way, also notice that I un-reddened the Category:Musical Works, which now only contains the Messiah (still unfortunately a stub) and this page. Just letting you know, in case you know of other pages that might fit. [[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 18:30, 3 April 2009 (EDT)
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::So my actions today were brought about more from empathy than any personal negativity.
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::This is a very bad week to try to have a discussion with me. Have some deadlines. Sorry if I was curt. Plus, I spent too much time on the TAR issue before. 
  
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::Also, I had some computer issues tonight that I resolved. I would have preferred to go to bed earlier tonight. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 02:21, 12 April 2016 (EDT)
  
Just saw your new "recordings" section, and am thrilled! I'm glad that you added some perspective and opinion to this section, so that anyone interested enough to run out and buy a recording could have an idea of the issues with Baroque recordings in general. I fixed a few spelling things, but otherwise agree with the inclusions. I might have added Klemperer's to the list myself. My only other point is that it might be better to also name the orchestras involved instead of just the conductors. It could get cumbersome to list everything, but in most cases it's useful information for someone seeking out the recording. [[User:JDWpianist|JDWpianist]] 19:32, 7 April 2009 (EDT)
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==Re: Ban threat on my talk page==
:Will do [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 21:54, 7 April 2009 (EDT)
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Don't you make threats to me about getting me banned for reverting edits you made to articles, especially when those reverts I made were done in good faith in response to liberal bias on your part. [[:Category:Conservapedia Administrators|You're also not an administrator here either]], so you don't have that kind of power anyway. As for your claim against me "...and have realised you have no real understanding or knowledge of the words involved", don't presume to think you can say that when you yourself have no clue or understanding of what I understand or know when I know more than you realize. [[User:Northwest|Northwest]] ([[User talk:Northwest|talk]]) 08:14, 13 April 2016 (EDT)
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::AlanE and Northwest, for further incidents such as these, please use the talk pages on articles. As far as the [[bourgeois]] article, please see the commentary I made on the articles talk page.
  
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::Thank you both for your efforts at this wiki. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 13:13, 13 April 2016 (EDT)
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== Conservapedia's web traffic is up ==
  
Sorry he was acting out this morning....highly unlike him, actually, unlike me! --[[User:TK|'''₮K''']]<sub><small><small>/Admin</small></small></sub><sup>[[User_Talk:TK|/Talk]]</sup> 18:39, 15 April 2009 (EDT)
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Conservapedia is one of the top 100,000 websites in the world as far as web traffic according to the web traffic tracking company [[Alexa]],[http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/conservapedia.com]
  
Terry - it's not that. I'm a dog lover from way back, and they occasionally make a mess. It's everything else. ''You'' know I'm not a vandal. So does JM. So do every senior Admin I've spoken to.
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I know we have locked horns in the past. But I am mellowing as a I get older. :)  In addition, I am diversifying my interests so I think we will probably lock horns less in the future. No hard feelings on my part and I hope we lock horns less in the future.  
  
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Thank you for all your contributions.  
  
Yesterday, I not only did a word count of my edits, I did a word count of the, um, "non-opinion" edits of various others. Even Jpatt's hagiographies didn't come close to the amount of new input I had done that month. In fact, if you take away the copy-and-pastes of countries and art and US ships and that sort of thing, I have probably contributed more new old-fashioned encyclopedic uncontroversial information to this site than any other editor. If you go just a day either side of the offending "athletics" to "sports" edit, (24rd, I think) I did major new articles totalling over 1500 words.
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I recently heard a report that Conservapedia is receiving millions of page views per month.[[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 18:08, 19 April 2016 (EDT)
:I made my night-editing request so I had more time to do more work. That's all. No other reason. After all, midnight there is 2PM here in September (and now). I was amazed when I couldn't get it. I was even more amazed at the reason - which I only found out recently, and which made me angry, for obvious reasons.
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==Thank you==
:Cheers [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 19:26, 15 April 2009 (EDT)
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You are a true gentleman. [[User:JDano|JDano]] ([[User talk:JDano|talk]]) 23:49, 21 April 2016 (EDT)
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:Thanks J. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 00:24, 22 April 2016 (EDT)
  
::Well, I am in the dark about that, so perhaps it isn't true, but not the place to discuss such things, so email me, if you want. --[[User:TK|'''₮K''']]<sub><small><small>/Admin</small></small></sub><sup>[[User_Talk:TK|/Talk]]</sup> 00:04, 16 April 2009 (EDT)
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Thanks for noticing at least a few issues my bot stirred up! Regarding your question about the parentheses, my bot is still very much a work in progress.  It can usually detect when there are unbalanced numbers of parentheses, brackets, and braces, but it cannot figure out what to do about it.  Also, for some reason, it does not always catch such problems, though I don't know why since it should be a simple matter of arithmetic.  Perhaps I have it trying to do too many things at once, but at this time there are too many things it doesn't like for me to easily fix what it notices but cannot itself resolve.  I think the software I am using is too limited to improve much in this area, but I'll see what I can do.  I'm hoping after I let it fix the easy issues, I can do another supervised run or two to clean up such issues. As always, any suggestions are welcome! --[[User:DavidB4|<font color="ForestGreen">David B</font>]] <sup><small>([[User talk:DavidB4|TALK]])</small></sup> 02:12, 13 July 2016 (EDT)
  
::: According to what I have learned from your edits, you have helped Conservapedia in an important way. --[[User:Joaquín Martínez|Joaquín Martínez]] 20:05, 18 April 2009 (EDT)
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Honestly, why do they even try here?  The only reason I can think of is to PrintScreen a "successful hack" of this site, even though it lasts for minutes at most.  Thank you for your swift deletion of them. --[[User:Pious|Pious]] ([[User talk:Pious|talk]]) 02:10, 20 August 2016 (EDT)
  
Thank you, Joaquín! - [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 20:47, 18 April 2009 (EDT)
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== Message to AlanE about a "South' article ==
  
"Your considerable efforts might be more appreciated at www.astorehouseofknowledge.info.  [[User:Corry|Corry]] 11:59, 18 April 2009 (EDT)"
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I retitled the "South" article so now it is a [[The South]] article.
  
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AlanE, if you want to create a "South" article you can. However, you will have to fix all the places where people link to the original South article. Here is a list: http://www.conservapedia.com/Special:WhatLinksHere/South [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 23:51, 18 November 2016 (EST)
This block expired in April <s>2011</s> 2010; I have no idea why the user page was deleted. Sorry for the inconveniece. [[User:RobSmith|Rob Smith]] 10:07, 16 July 2011 (EDT)
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== The two renditions of Christmas songs ==
  
== Look who is back! ==
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtPa5GyHWD0
  
How've you been?  [[User:WesleyS|WesleyS]][[User Talk:WesleyS|<sup>Hello!</sup>]] 17:47, 5 July 2012 (EDT)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtPa5GyHWD0
  
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This blog post has wonderful Christmas songs embedded on it via YouTube: http://examiningatheism.blogspot.com/2016/11/atheist-dan-barker-president-of-freedom.html
::Hanging on in there. I think I owe you a Christmas greeting or three. Went away a bit for a while there. Good to see your greeting! [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 22:05, 5 July 2012 (EDT)
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Confidentially, I like 24 hour Christmas songs during holidays better than atheist talk show hosts. I am glad they pulled the plug on the atheist show. :)
  
Thanks for your contributions! [[User:EJamesW|EJamesW]] 16:38, 7 July 2012 (EDT)
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I am a huge fan of Christmas songs. I could listen to them all year round and not get tired off them. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 02:21, 12 December 2016 (EST)
  
Thanks. It's fun.  I was adding a few when you wrote. Brits haven't invented the '''really''' important things, though - the stubby cooler, the cardboard wine cask and  beach cricket, all of which can be seen together on a warm weekend arvo. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 17:24, 7 July 2012 (EDT)
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== Merry Christmas ==
  
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Thank you for all your contributions to Conservaoedia as far your web article content.
  
Yeah I know he was, seems I forgot to put that bit back, sorry ! --[[User:Dvergne|Dvergne]] 21:56, 13 October 2012 (EDT)
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Merry Christmas! And have a happy New Year's Day. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 16:41, 24 December 2016 (EST)
:No problem - go Webber! [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 21:58, 13 October 2012 (EDT)
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Congratulations!  Your account has been promoted to night editing, blocking and SkipCaptcha.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 23:59, 23 October 2012 (EDT)
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Thanks Cons. and to you too, mate  [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] ([[User talk:AlanE|talk]]) 21:21, 25 December 2016 (EST)
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== Thanks! ==
  
== Free Speech ==
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You helped make [http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/conservapedia.com THIS] happen.
  
By the way that debate you remembered me having on free speech is here.  [[Debate: Should Westboro Baptist Church be allowed to protest funerals as free speech?]]  I had forgotten about it, but having read it again I stand behind everything I said.  Gotta take your lumps, good and bad, otherwise you haven't got free speech. --[[User:DamianJohn|DamianJohn]] 20:30, 7 November 2012 (EST)
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I have never seen a non-profit website go from below 100,000 rank to nearly a 50,000 Alexa ranking in about a year. And Andy payed zero dollars for internet marketing services during this period.  
  
:So you should. There is a small problem though for me... there is common or garden civility, decency, empathy, whatever. "''I know it's his funeral, Mrs Smith, but your husband really was a cheating cad''" is not the way to go and this can be extended to political discourse. Whilst those bastards at Westboro should have the right under law to do the hurt that they do, there is no way I will accept their moral justification. [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 21:27, 7 November 2012 (EST)
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Thank you for all your content contributions. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 17:43, 13 February 2017 (EST)
::Yes.  I think that is a given, but perhaps it should be spelled out explicitly.  --[[User:DamianJohn|DamianJohn]] 23:25, 7 November 2012 (EST)
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:::I have not the facility, these days, of speller-outery ( a reference to my much missed mother who considered herself a "looker-upperer" way into her nineties and used me (per telephone) in her later years as her main reference source.) I think, mate, that you can extract from the bones of my statement above that I do not agree with the use of malice in a political statement - though my grumgy-old-manliness can be frequently construed as such. Unfortunately these days, my knowledge exceeds my ability to expound it appropriately. Luckily. I usually wander the outer reaches of the CP galaxy where few of the more political, or overtly religious, editors go. Or if they do, they haven't the faintest interest in what I am talking about. Cheers [[User:AlanE|AlanE]] 00:44, 8 November 2012 (EST)
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Our state articles list the members of Congress from each state, but they have not be updated for 2016. If five editors could update 10 states each, we would be done quickly. Could you please take a look at [[Conservapedia:Community Portal#Political directory]]? No US expertise is required. Thanks in advance, [[User:JDano|JDano]] ([[User talk:JDano|talk]]) 16:16, 15 February 2017 (EST)
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A liberal is wanted to have a single online dialogue. Please let them know at http://opposing-views.org/  if you are interested. I am not sure if you are a liberal, but I thought I would give it a shot. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 21:20, 29 March 2017 (EDT)
This request is in ignorance, but as you are currently logged on, I was hoping you might unlock [[Karl Rove]] so I might made the additions mentioned on the talk page. Thanks, [[User:WilliamWB|WilliamWB]] 21:55, 8 November 2012 (EST)
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:Here is their contact page: http://opposing-views.org/contact/  [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 21:26, 29 March 2017 (EDT)
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::I won't join the "dialogue" but thanks all the same, Cons. I don't go near modern American culture, politics etc.,
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:::Except for... Music. That's another matter. You want 2 or 300 words on a not particularly well known Harold Arlen song and I'm your man. (Just don't ask for citations.) :)
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:::OK.  Thanks for promptly letting me know your decision. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 21:54, 31 March 2017 (EDT)
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After some discussion (on [[User_talk:DavidB4#Conservapedia_IRC_channel|my talk page]] and [[User_talk:Aschlafly#IRC|Andy's]]) it has been decided that I start an [[Internet Relay Chat]] channel for Conservapedia, since our old one has been dead since 2009.  It is now registered and somewhat set up.  I don't know if you use IRC or are interested in doing so, but anyone with block privileges on Conservapedia can also get block privileges on the new IRC channel.  Unfortunately, IRC accounts are deleted after 30 days of being unused, so unless you plan on using the IRC at least once a month, there is probably not much point in registering.  In any case, feel free to try it out--if you account gets deleted, we can always make another one later.  If you are interested, please let me know!<br />
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I'm leaving now, but it's been nice meeting everyone here.  Keep up the good work expanding the wiki - honestly, we don't even have an article for Hoagy Carmichael.  What kind of site is this?  And what idiot thought it was more important to write one for "Buttons and Bows," than for "Over There," or ''Porgy and Bess''?  This idiot, who's about to end that.
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:Hoagy? A great. You should have started a thread on he and his ilk instead of vandalising. I would have been in like Flynn. Instead we have these grown-up children carrying on about their individual biases (stuff Andy's homescholars, who cares about them!
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I hope your wife's condition gets better. Looking back, I wish we would have had more cordial relations. I will do my part to improve things in the future. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] ([[User talk:Conservative|talk]]) 03:59, 6 July 2017 (EDT)

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Welcome!

Hello, AlanE, and welcome to Conservapedia!

We're glad you are here to edit. We ask that you read our Editor's Guide before you edit.

At the right are some useful links for you. You can include these links on your user page by putting "{{Useful links}}" on the page. Any questions--ask!

Thanks for reading, AlanE!



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Welcome back

Welcome back!

I am going to be listening to my YouTube classical music collection more as I attend to various tasks. If you want to add to it or have any suggestions, it would be most welcome. Conservative 21:39, 5 July 2014 (EDT)

Thank you Cons.
Music, especially "classical" music is a personal thing and I tend not to "suggest" things. I have gone through your Youtube selections and agree with much of it. My suggestion would be to subscribe to http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/home.asp?rurl=%2Fdefault.asp For 25 bucks a month you get the streaming rights to close to 100,000 CDs. Thank you again. AlanE 22:29, 5 July 2014 (EDT)
Thanks. I bookmarked it. Conservative 03:04, 6 July 2014 (EDT)

Dover

I have moved your article Dover, UK to Dover, England. Feel free to change it back but I think this option is much better SMortlach 01:51, 10 July 2014 (EDT0

Doesn't worry me. In speech,I prefer the individual countries to the increasingly ubiquitous "UK" anyway. You do realise there are other English placenames with "UK" after them to separate them from things you eat, grow or have the first name "Mitt". I sometimes think that naming their county would be even better than using "England". Rugby Warwickshire is a case in point. AlanE 02:49, 10 July 2014 (EDT)

Main page link

For the story about the angry Burger King worker kicking down the anti-abortion signs, the link posted went to a story about Uganda. I've got a link for the actual story. You're welcome. :) [1] Atum 22:45, 13 July 2014 (EDT)

Not me, mate. You have the wrong editor. I haven't even read the Main Page today. AlanE 23:51, 13 July 2014 (EDT)

The invisible WWI

The First Wold War has been on my mind a bit recently. You see, the War began 100 years ago last week.

Every year about this time I disappear into my “study” (you Yanks would call it a “den”) and listen (loudly) to Britten’s ‘’War Requiem”; Handel and Bach in turn get a pounding at certain other times of the year.

Then yesterday I read of the death of a great Australian classical composer, Peter Sculthorpe. I spent the rest of the day with CDs of his music as my companions. One of his shorter pieces is ‘’Small Town’’ an evocation of any of the villages and towns dotted across the continent from Peter’s own northern Tasmania to the arid outback. The middle movement of this work consists of the haunting ‘’Last Post’’ featuring a solo trumpet – you see, every small town has a war memorial.

Or so it seems from my observations during over 50 years of poking around the backblocks of this big country. Sometimes it is in the grounds of the local church, often attached to the community hall, frequently part of the public playground/picnic area beside the local sports ground.; which is called “The Memorial Oval” or similar. I have seen this mini cenotaph stand alone amongst the detritus of a settlement that died when the mine or cannery closed or the new main road bypassed it or there was one drought or flood too many. No doubt there were times when the sheer sad weight of numbers on the remembrance board made life seem untenable for those remaining, so the memorial was erected by a town already dying.

A trip around New Zealand reveals much the same; and it may interest some that, in England and Wales, there are so few villages or parishes that survived the War without casualties that they are called “Thankful Villages”. At last count, there are only 52 of them.

I know America didn’t join the War until 1917, and I know its number of casualties compared to total population was not as great so the War may not as indelible on the national consciousness, but I find the complete lack of recognition of this centenary on Conservapedia’s Main Page most disappointing. AlanE 20:33, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

Thanks Cons for spitting on the war dead you miserable bastard! Anyone who uses the death of millions to further their ideological arguments needs a great deal of pity! AlanE 21:14, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
Your reaction essentially comes down to "I'm offended" which is not a legitimate criticism of the historical analysis which was offered. Conservative 22:00, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
You're right Cons.I am offended. For the same reason I am offended by anyone who shows a complete lack of empathy and understanding - conscience, whatever, for the feelings of another. You really don't understand, do you? I pity you. AlanE 22:21, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
You are being immature, unreasonable and intolerant. These are often the attributes of those who want to censor inconvenient facts which criticize their errant ideology. Conservative 22:44, 9 August 2014 (EDT)

I love it Cons, I love it. "Immature. unreasonable and intolerant." Love it! Three adjectives that my family and those that know me would disagree with. {Do you have a family, Cons? Wife? Children?) Have you ever got out from behind your keyboard and traveled your country. Cons? Have you ever made love, Cons, or are you a 40's something virgin?

I expressed disappointment at CP's failure to feature WWI in it's main page and you carry on about Darwinism. You have a problem my lad.AlanE 23:19, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
You come to Conservapedia and then get upset when Christian religious conservatism is expressed which is buttressed by legitimate historical analysis. You are the one with the problem and it is a self-imposed problem. The price of freedom is a free society is hearing views that you don't agree with. If you don't like this, then do your best to stay in a self-imposed liberal cocoon. In the meantime, I am going to let freedom ring on the main page. Conservative 23:28, 9 August 2014 (EDT)
I take your feeble attempt at a personal attack as any admission you lost the argument on this issue. Furthermore, liberals don't have a great track record when it comes to people who disagree with them, so I have very little desire to discuss my personal life with someone who preaches the virtue of sensitivity and engages in blatant hypocrisy. This holds true for anyone who may edit using the User: Conservative account. In short, I/we are not going to wrestle in the proverbial mud with someone who is acting like a swine. Conservative 00:34, 10 August 2014 (EDT)
You really do have a problem Cons. If you can take someone's ruminations and turn them in to an ideological diatrbe then I don't kmow what I can do. The people, Cons, who grieve at the memorials do not give a stuff, Cons, about some American idiot who thinks that Darwin has something to do with it. I thought when I wrote my bit on my talk page I would meet someone with at least a tab of humanity. Obviously not.AlanE 02:00, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

In the United States, we focus more on Memorial Day and Veterans Day (which marked the end of WW I). There are many WW I memorials. In Washington DC, there is a memorial in the form of a round limestone structure held up by Greek columns that is between the Korean and WW II Memorials. At the University were I studied there was an archway with the names of the dead engraved in the stone walls. I think that we mark the anniversary of the end of the war rather than its start because we are optimistic and hope for a world free of conflict. Many people felt that WW I was avoidable and a dumb failure of leadership. Certainly the military leaders showed no regard for human life.

This month we are marking the 200th anniversary of the British burning Washington DC in the War of 1812. We are having war reenactors, a Wikipedia editing session and two 5K runs. Many people view the War of 1812 as needless and others view it as actually a second phase of the American Revolution against Britain. I wonder how people 200 years from today will view the conflicts in the Middle East -- will they explain it as a religious war or a war for oil resources? WW I was "the war to end all wars" and gave us the League of Nations. WW II was a "just war" and gave us the United Nations. When I was a young student, I was taught that if only the USSR was not around provoking wars, we would have world peace. Well, look how the Cold War ended.... Thanks, Wschact 03:13, 10 August 2014 (EDT)


In Australia we have Armistice Day (your Veterans Day) - the whole country stops for a period of silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.) On this day we honour the war dead of all nations but it is not a national holiday. On 25 April we, with New Zealand, have Anzac Day when we honour our own fallen. There are dawn services at war memorials all over both countries, and veterans and current military personnel march in all the cities and bigger towns after which old veterans get together in pubs and clubs all over the country.
Anzac stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corp which fought in the ill prepared and badly led Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. The campaign is said to have "blooded" the two young nations.
The reason the outbreak of WWI is being commemorated at this time this year more than in other years is for the same reason you are remembering the War of 1812 this year more than is normal. Britain and Germany went to war on 4th August 1914 - 100 years ago.
These times are for honouring the fallen and thanking the returned - not for making deliberately provocative ideological points.
Thanks for writing. AlanE 16:04, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

AlanE, I cited the historian Jacques Barzun about the role of Darwinism in creating a powderkeg in Europe relative to WWI. Barzun was a French born and noted American historian, who was awarded the American Presidential Medal of Freedom and who was knighted into the French Legion of Honor. I also cited Annika Mombauer, senior lecturer in history at the Open University in London and the author of numerous books and articles on World War I. I cited a quality article as well which documented its contentions. You can label my material deliberately provocative and ideological all you want, but I certainly did not cite ideologues to make some of my strongest points. See: World War I and Darwinism

Instead, what you offered in return was name calling, feeble personal attacks and hysterics.

You might be reasonable in other matters, but when it comes to Darwinism, you have been very unreasonable and closed-minded which are not the characteristics of someone wanting to conduct valid historical investigations. One of the roles of an encyclopedia is to provide a resource on historical matters. And you have offered no reasonable historical information in opposition to the material I offered. You merely asserted it was idiotic to think that Darwinist ideology was a causal factor for WWI. Argument by mere assertion is illegitimate. And you compounded your illogical behavior by acting in a boorish manner.

Lastly, if you contend that social Darwinism did not play a very significant role in terms of being a causal factor for WWI, could you please give me the full name of Charles Darwin's most famous work? Was the title of this book The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life? Conservative 17:03, 10 August 2014 (EDT)

Sorry to be late with this, Cons. It seems Markman has been interfering with my access to CP and I have just got back on.
So... I am not going to give you the full name of the book in the shelf behind me. Nor am I going to ask you the title of the book that brought on on the Spanish Inquisition or, more importantly, that was the prime cause of the Thirty Years' War.
So let us relax Cons and believe what we each believe. AlanE 23:16, 11 August 2014 (EDT)
Markman has been banned for some time now now. My guess is that your IP was accidentally banned for awhile. Next time, go to another location and tell Andy via another username that your account was accidentally blocked. Conservative 00:08, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
Second, I have no problem being less of a warrior or more of diplomat. I can switch hats readily. :) Conservative 00:07, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
Smile Coms.
Two minutes after I reverted an edit that reverted my User page to "Die Wanker" I found myself unable to edit - indeed unable to even reach CP. I spent two plus hours this morning (my time - remember I live in a different time zone to you) with a friendly nerd from my ISP fixing things. If you are not aware that Markman has not appeared under various guises in recent times then methinks you don't know what's going on about you. And yes, I did go to "another location" within CP and he was most helpful but it still took my ISP some time to sort things out. My account had not been blocked, Cons. my ISP had been prevented from accessing CP. AlanE 02:37, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
Markman (who has been blocked) and his subsequent short lived incarnations doesn't have blocking rights. You were not blocked by Markman or any of his subsequent incarnations. I am not really concerned about Markman as I have higher priority things to attend to. Conservative 02:58, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
'Morning Cons. Read my post above. I didn't say I was blocked. I was...oh never mind. AlanE 15:01, 12 August 2014 (EDT)
OK. No worries. Conservative 16:27, 12 August 2014 (EDT)

I created a few stub articles but those are the exceptions that prove the rule

I created a few stub articles today, but those are the exceptions that prove the rule. :)

I created them to assist readers in terms of the Atheism and intelligence article. Conservative 22:16, 19 September 2014 (EDT)

Cons, why are you defending something no one has accused you of? Have I accused you of writing stubs?
As far as the budgie comment is concerned: if I were to write a further 200 words on the subject it would either be from my own knowledge of the little bird (can't have that these days can we? - not post Markman) or I would have to turn the article into something resembling a field guide. I don't consider the budgie article a stub. It gives a succinct, no frills, account of what the bird is from the point of view of someone who knows the bird, has kept the bird and has a 50 year familiarity with its habits both domestically as a single bird and in its thousands in the wild.
And a further 200 words would only bring the article up to 450 words or thereabouts.
And while I have you..... I am afraid Joey may have taken your 600 words comments literally and is casting about for places to put "stubs" without having the knowledge to do it correctly. I came across Pride's Purge. He plonked it into Oliver Cromwell. Now I know that, whatever other bastardry Cromwell did, he had nothing to do with purging the Parliament of the King's supporters. He was on the road when it happened and I have recollections of his feeling somewhat aggrieved when he found out about it on his arrival in London. I'll have no trouble changing the edit when I have time to delve into my library but I needn't have to.
He is also taking "suggestions" as requests. Hence Dumbarton. (Which I will add to in my inimitable style when I have time.)
Cheers AlanE 03:11, 20 September 2014 (EDT)
I understand that generally not writing stubs is a good principle and not an ironclad rule. Feel free to edit as you wish. I will send a message to JoeyJ. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
And Sorry for not getting back to you earlier. Conservative 05:55, 26 September 2014 (EDT)
Put a quick note on JoeyJ's talk page for you. Thanks for all your contributions. Keep up the good work. :) Conservative 06:04, 26 September 2014 (EDT)

project

Would you like to collaborate with other editors on a wiki project to help Conservapedia be a strong resource for a given topic.

The topic could be decided by the editors participating.

If you are interested, please go to: The collaborative project. Conservative 21:51, 25 December 2014 (EST)

Sent you an email

I sent you an email. It has to do with getting you picture uploading rights among other things. Conservative 23:48, 27 December 2014 (EST)

Reply to Wschact

You wrote on my User Page, the following:

Red links advice to User:TheAmericanRedoubt

Dear AlanE: Please look at Conservapedia:Community_Portal#Quality_over_speed where we have counseled User:TheAmericanRedoubt to take time to create new articles of sufficient length and scope. His reply is that you have been after him to make his red links blue and that therefore he is creating a large number of 1 sentence articles (with attendant See Also, Bibliography and External Links sections). Could you please clarify your guidance? It seems to me that if an editor does not believe it is worthwhile to write an article about CETME, then one could refrain from making an internal link to it. Many thanks! Wschact 05:47, 7 January 2015 (EST)

On December 10 when TAR was only just getting into gear in his orgy of linking everything to everything I evoked Lewis Carroll in an effort to get him to "tidy up as he went."

I wrote: The proliferation of red wikilinks in your edits reminds me of the Walrus and the Carpenter:

The walrus and the carpenter were walking close at hand,
They wept like anything to see such quantities of sand.
"If seven maids with seven brooms swept for half a year,
Do you suppose," the walrus said, "that they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it " said the carpenter, and wept a bitter tear.
I have tended to sweep up after me the links I have generated in my 200odd thousand words of edits here. Who has the job of sweeping up the multiple links you are throwing around with gay (ahem) abandon? I think you should start sweeping, boyo, because, from bitter experience, I know no one else is going to do it. AlanE 22:29, 10 December 2014 (EST)


That was nearly a month ago. My point was to get him to (a) lay off the links (stop generating so much sand) and (b) activate those links he does feel are necessary (sweep away what is already there).

I had no idea then of the sheer amount of red that would inundate the place. Perhaps I should have been a little less literary. I mentioned the maids with their brooms again on Dec 27 as part of something else. Cons put it so much clearer than I in that same Dec 27 conversation.

Cheers AlanE 14:58, 7 January 2015 (EST)

The Liberals smear campaign Won -- I now retire from editing Conservapedia

I must say that the liberal smear campaign and relentless edits/deletions from 5 very loud CP liberal trolls / RINOs (besides the vociferous User:Wschact, you know who you are and will be happy to know you have won) has been no fun. I am sad to say, it is much worse edit wars and liberal reverts than anything I contributed over the years to Wikipedia. Sorry User:Aschlafly, User:Conservative, User:Karajou and User:Jpatt, but I have lost the enthusiasm to continue contributing to CP in the face of this much liberal opposition. Thank you 4 for what you do for the conservative movement. I strongly suspect that the frequent sock puppet hacker-vandalist accounts were User:Wschact or one his friends using a VPN since all the vandals edits were directed to things he was revert warring with me over. God bless.

Sadly, I no longer have the enthusiasm to contribute in the face of such 'strong' opposition from 5 very vociferous liberal/RINO editors. It's more of an uphill battle than it was on Wikipedia, I am very disappointed to say. Godspeed in all you do.

TheAmericanRedoubt 02:26, 9 January 2015 (EST)

The red link invasion will stop :)

I contacted TheAmericanRedoubt. The red link invasion will stop. :)

Thanks for all your contributions and generally (we all have our moments) being an amiable editor. Conservative 10:14, 11 January 2015 (EST)

I contacted TheAmericanRedoubt about the red link situation

Two things:

1. He is going to be lighter on the red links, but not completely stop. It would require a lot of extra work for him to completely stop.

2. He is going to be a long term editor so the red links will be filled in. He isn't counting on others to fill in the links.

I think this is a reasonable compromise. Conservative 14:14, 14 January 2015 (EST)

Top of the mornin' to you Alan

And g'day to you too, Cons.
Just reminding you all that this site was created for Andy's home school students and should be factually correct. AlanE 00:05, 15 January 2015 (EST)
No worries. King Solomon said to be happy when people correct you (Proverbs 9:8). I made the corrections. Conservative 00:09, 15 January 2015 (EST)
Yes, Cons: I know what King Solomon said and I know and appreciate what you did. So. Do you want to delete that silly woman off my talk page or shall I?
Thank you.AlanE
I like the version of the song recorded by the Irishman John McCormack the best and he appears to have made the first recording of the song. But I was not aware it was composed by Irish-American New Yorkers. Conservative 00:51, 15 January 2015 (EST)
The McCormick version is famous. I have it here somewhere in my jungle of old 78s etc., The Kenneth McKellar version is as good and more modern. It's a matter of taste. AlanE 01:17, 15 January 2015 (EST)

Transferred from User talk:EJamesW

Cons: please...

...if you feel you must spray, please spray in your own yard. Normal standards of behaviour don't seem to apply to you do they? Open a new playground if you must, and leave his talk page to what it is designed to be - his own talk page. Or transfer it to mine - I'm used to it. AlanE 22:31, 28 January 2015 (EST)

AlanE, EJamesW several times has given me a hard time about creating numerous atheism articles for a......ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA. Incredible! He asked me several times to justify creating them. And this is despite his user page hypocritically declaring he wants to see opposing information to his atheist worldview.
Well, I decided to show him that I am going to stand my ground! Christians will not be muzzled by atheists at Conservapedia!!!!
Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around...
Turn me around...
Turn me around...
Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around...
Keep on a-walkin'
Keep on a-talkin'
Marchin' up to freedom land. :) Conservative 22:54, 28 January 2015 (EST)
Get off his yard onto your own, Cons! Common decency. Heard of it? Possibly. Subscribe to it? No. AlanE 23:09, 28 January 2015 (EST)
I wish the evolutionists heard of common decency and didn't force their views on others children.
Second, I stand by my previous statement. Conservative 23:32, 28 January 2015 (EST)
That's good Cons. You ain't gonna let nobody turn you around. Not to mention others children. While you are doing that you can teach Andy's homeschoolers how to talk proper. AlanE 00:06, 29 January 2015 (EST)
Not going to post on his user page unless I absolutely need to. Working on an important project that is starting to bear fruit. Also, launching new project next week, God willing.
In short, I am being more of a initiator/diplomat/facilitator right now and less of a warrior.  :) Conservative 12:29, 29 January 2015 (EST)

Thank you!

Please see: Talk:Victorian paintings --Joaquín Martínez 22:06, 3 May 2015 (EDT)

Constitutional monarchy

Why did you delete this term from the list of ancient terms? It is said "Aristotle organized the collection of one hundred and fifty-eight Greek constitutions". Don't you suppose that at least one of these was a monarchy? VargasMilan (talk) 02:28, 3 September 2015 (EDT)

My bad. I missed the reference to Plato therefore considered the subject not to include Ancient History. I'll put it back. I do think, however, that if an item is in a Category it should actually have information in it that is covered by that Category. AlanE (talk) 02:49, 3 September 2015 (EDT)

Navarino

You should be able to add you material now. Karajou (talk) 08:36, 5 February 2016 (EST)

So 30 percent of Australians are lonely?

I would guess that the percentage is about the same everywhere. Including Cons's home city. Which I've been to, and is not a very exciting place.

Sorry, but I have to at least try to put a stop to this nonsense. It is absolutely disgraceful. Though I'm sure our friend will revert my notice.

SamHB (talk) 23:14, 6 March 2016 (EST)

Thanks Sam.
It crossed my mind only today that our friend himself must feel lonely sometimes, alone there in his room desperately trying to be noticed. Perhaps you and I and August are doing him a favour - giving purpose to his life.
I also thought about opening up on the subject of Mao Zedong and Chinese buffets - a little oxymoronic don't you think seeing as you're liable to be hungry again an hour later. But I figured that he had probably never been to a buffet, certainly not a Chinese one, so would not know what I was talking about.
Oh and on Oz loneliness....80% of young women are feeling lonely because their cellphones are being charged.
Better stop. Cheers AlanE (talk) 00:15, 7 March 2016 (EST)

SamHB, you would guess the percentage of people who are lonely is about the same everywhere? So the world is about the same everywhere? Like a McDonald's franchise?

Below is an excerpt from the Atheism and loneliness article:

In 1993, Reuters reported:

"Indian anthropologist Prakash Reddy has turned the tables on Western colleagues who put Third World cultures under the microscope.

Reddy, of Sri Venkateswara University at Tirupati in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, spent four months in the village of Hvilsager--population 104--on Denmark's Jutland peninsula.

His study, published in book form in English under the title "Danes are like that!" expresses dismay at the loneliness he found and the hope that India would not have to pay the same price for prosperity.

"The most fundamental question that should bother every social scientist in the East is: Is there no way of achieving development without sacrificing the human values and the way of life cherished by homo sapiens?" he asked....

Reddy said he found a neat and tidy, cozy little society, stiff, rigid and seemingly full of practical, down-to-earth but lonely people, isolated from each other and lacking much sense of religion.

Compared to the teeming villages of India, the Danish hamlet seemed deserted and closed. To an Indian, accustomed to constant close contact in an extended family and community, Danish life was cold if not nonexistent, Reddy said.

"Coming from an Indian village, I was used to seeing people in the streets . . . but here in Denmark not a single soul was sighted and, except for the sound of a passing automobile, absolute silence prevailed," Reddy wrote.[23]

I hope this clarifies matters. Conservative (talk) 00:23, 7 March 2016 (EST)

Yes Cons, but what do you think?
It seems to me that Reddy didn't know what he was talking about. He couldn't tell the difference between loneliness and solitude. Reddy went from somewhere he was used to to somewhere he wasn't and had trouble handling it.
Susan was brought up in London and has the same problem Reddy has when she encounters a Tasmanian town in the off-season when everyone's at work indoors, school is in, and all is quiet in the streets. It's dead, she says. Go out into the street and cry rape I says and they'll be there in a flash.

AlanE (talk) 01:00, 7 March 2016 (EST)

I think the Western World needs to cultivate family/friendships more and can learn from other cultures and previous time periods. There is too much loneliness in the West. Conservative (talk) 03:38, 30 March 2016 (EDT)

thanks

Thanks for extending the olive branch. Much appreciated.

You did a great job as far as that project you did for your wife. Lots of detail as far as the inside architecture/furnishings. I was impressed. Sorry I did not comment on this earlier. I was under the gun time wise at the time I got the pics. Conservative (talk) 10:17, 26 March 2016 (EDT)

You will rue the day!

When the proverbial dominoes start falling and the United States collapses, Western Civilization collapses and world's civilizations all collapse, you will rue the day that you removed the survivalism material from the Oregon article. :) That material was a beacon for mankind. :) Mankind's best hope for survival.  :)

Aussie's think they sill be able to survive in the outback with their big Crocodile Dundee knives, but they are sadly mistaken!

"Be prepared". - Boy Scouts of America motto. Conservative (talk) 23:00, 29 March 2016 (EDT)

Ah Cons.
Mate.
"Be prepared" is the Boy Scouts' motto everywhere; not just for your mob.
I am sure, old son, that TAR's message is spread wide amongst CP's pages and won't die because of the actions of one benighted liberal.
Would you believe, ay... AlanE (talk) 00:01, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
I was aware that scouting is an international movement and I suspected that all Boy Scouts use "Be prepared" as their motto.
Second, TAR is American. By in large, CP's editor base does not know if he lives in a free state territory or unfree state territory or a mixture of the two due to travel. The editors of the User: Conservative account have not disclosed the locale/locales of the various editors who have used the account. Nor have they revealed their gender(s) or ages (And it is a well-know fact that moose hunting Sarah Palin, a member of the religious right, has more machismo than most liberals). Conservative (talk) 01:13, 30 March 2016 (EDT)


How bullwinklish thou art! Thy is. Um...hey wot.

Wotever.... um

I come from a generation (and a place) where rubbing two boy scouts together was considered a fine way to start a fire in the the sodden wilderness (and wilderness was sodden enow) but not in this modern PC age where one cannot allude to even one one boy scout, let alone two.

BTW why is it that hunting a generally peaceable species of deer with a high powered rifle from a distance is considered a noble and brave thing to do? AlanE (talk) 03:35, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
Don't ask me. I recently told someone that I am thinking of taking up bow hunting. It is more sporting. Do they still allow bow hunting in Australia? :)
Next time there is a Muslim terrorists attack in Australia, the Australian citizen bow hunting brigade needs to take them out before the Special Response Group arrives. :) Conservative (talk) 03:54, 30 March 2016 (EDT)
See //www.bowhunters.org.au
I have a personal dislike of hunting - likely caused by an episode in 1965 when I was mistaken for a crocodile. (I know I'm ugly but....) I went for a quiet swim after midnight during a camping weekend at a place called Edith Falls in the Top End of the Northern Territory. It was after midnight and so as not to wake the others I slid quietly into the water and side-stroked out from the moon-shadow of the pandanas. As soon as I was into the moonlight all hell broke loose. All that day, three blokes had sat across the waterhole from us - maybe 70 yards away - on folding chairs in front of a WW2 vintage Mack truck - drinking from stubbies and chatting. We had not noticed the rifles.
I was creased - burnt really - across the point of my left shoulder and a shot had penetrated the water enough to bruise my left hand.
What those idiots thought they were shooting at was a fresh water croc called the Johnstone River Crocodile that frequents much of the far north of Australia. It is not a man-eater. It is too small. It rarely coexists with big brother salt water croc.
AlanE (talk) 00:46, 31 March 2016 (EDT)

TAR clean up

Glad you are pitching in. Please consider User:JDano/TARlist. Thanks, JDano (talk) 22:45, 1 April 2016 (EDT)

Moved conversation as it does not relate to the Unattractiveness of atheism article

Cons: you will probably find that world wide interest in well-made dolls houses has not exactly flourished in recent years but they still exist. Like atheists, dolls house makers go about their work, alone but not lonely, happy in the knowledge of their worth to those who care. Cheers ... AlanE (talk) 03:08, 11 April 2016 (EDT)

AlanE, you didn't show why atheism is an attractive worldview and why it is not an unattractive worldview.
Second, if you have data from respectable sources that refutes the Atheism and loneliness article, please present it. The article is well-sourced with nearly 100 footnotes from respectable sources and is backed by sound data. Right now, you are merely complaining about a sub-article that relates to it. By the way, the atheism and loneliness article is one of my more popular new articles. In about 16 months, it nearly has 10,000 page views.
Thirdly, using the definition of atheism that encyclopedias of philosophy use, you are not an atheist (see: Definition of atheism). You are an agnostic.Conservative (talk) 03:30, 11 April 2016 (EDT)
Ah mate...you tend not to be particularly good around metaphors. (Though that was not a particularly good one... obtuse might describe it.)
Sometime during 1992 my wife prevailed upon me to make her a dolls house. Consequently I disappeared into my "shed" for a week or so and came out at the end of it with a dolls house. I can't remember the daily details of the project but do recall a day with sleet coming in horizontally and the shed stove roaring appropriately and Brahms turned right up when I made the staircase that connected the three floors. It's hard to explain so perhaps I can ask you to upload pictures I send you onto my user page.
Why I mention this now was my realisation that the time I spent in my wind-battered shed that day with the roaring fire and the smell of wet beagle fighting the familiar scent of eucalyptus wood dust and (later) polyurethane was about the same expiration of time you have expended on your latest "atheism and" type project. After 24-odd years my work looks brand new.
That's all, cobber. AlanE (talk) 04:48, 11 April 2016 (EDT)

Oh! Forgot. Whatever monicker you want to put on what you think is my world view is all right with me. Just don't call me a poseur. You know I'm not. AlanE (talk) 04:48, 11 April 2016 (EDT)

AlanE, I moved the conversation as it does not relate to the Unattractiveness of atheism article. At this time, I cannot continue the conversation as I have a busy day/week planned. Glad to hear that you built a nice doll house for your wife and you are happy with how it turned out. Conservative (talk) 05:42, 11 April 2016 (EDT)

Cons, what it does relate to is the amount of time it took you to give us your latest spiel on atheism as a comparison with the time I spent making the staircase for the dolls house. We spent about the same time, you and I, on our respective endeavours - yours was to criticise: a knock down of something you disagree with. Mine was to create something of worth. Make of that as you will. AlanE (talk) 00:53, 12 April 2016 (EDT)

And if anyone wants to see what I am talking about: email me. AlanE (talk) 00:53, 12 April 2016 (EDT)
You can't lodge any legitimate criticism of what I wrote so you use this illegitimate roundabout tactic to show your displeasure instead.
I have no desire to engage with an unreasonable critic. And I refuse to do so. Conservative (talk) 01:08, 12 April 2016 (EDT)
Sorry if I have upset you, Cons. I did not mean to. I suppose the start of this particular thing in my mind was your many hours - many edits - stream a week or two ago concerning Dawkins. It went on and on ...then stopped... then disappeared. To me it was a whole day wasted. That same day we had friends visit who asked to see the dolls house. As people do. I was asked how long it took to make the stairs. I said eight or nine hours not including the varnish.
I thought about the hours you had spent on the Dawkins thing and tried to imagine how I would feel if my staircase had been "deleted". I couldn't. It didn't bear thinking about.
So my actions today were brought about more from empathy than any personal negativity.
AlanE (talk) 02:10, 12 April 2016 (EDT)
This is a very bad week to try to have a discussion with me. Have some deadlines. Sorry if I was curt. Plus, I spent too much time on the TAR issue before.
Also, I had some computer issues tonight that I resolved. I would have preferred to go to bed earlier tonight. Conservative (talk) 02:21, 12 April 2016 (EDT)

Re: Ban threat on my talk page

Don't you make threats to me about getting me banned for reverting edits you made to articles, especially when those reverts I made were done in good faith in response to liberal bias on your part. You're also not an administrator here either, so you don't have that kind of power anyway. As for your claim against me "...and have realised you have no real understanding or knowledge of the words involved", don't presume to think you can say that when you yourself have no clue or understanding of what I understand or know when I know more than you realize. Northwest (talk) 08:14, 13 April 2016 (EDT)

AlanE and Northwest, for further incidents such as these, please use the talk pages on articles. As far as the bourgeois article, please see the commentary I made on the articles talk page.
Thank you both for your efforts at this wiki. Conservative (talk) 13:13, 13 April 2016 (EDT)

Conservapedia's web traffic is up

Conservapedia is one of the top 100,000 websites in the world as far as web traffic according to the web traffic tracking company Alexa,[2]

I know we have locked horns in the past. But I am mellowing as a I get older. :) In addition, I am diversifying my interests so I think we will probably lock horns less in the future. No hard feelings on my part and I hope we lock horns less in the future.

Thank you for all your contributions.

I recently heard a report that Conservapedia is receiving millions of page views per month.Conservative (talk) 18:08, 19 April 2016 (EDT)

Thank you

You are a true gentleman. JDano (talk) 23:49, 21 April 2016 (EDT)

Thanks J. AlanE (talk) 00:24, 22 April 2016 (EDT)

Bot edits

Thanks for noticing at least a few issues my bot stirred up! Regarding your question about the parentheses, my bot is still very much a work in progress. It can usually detect when there are unbalanced numbers of parentheses, brackets, and braces, but it cannot figure out what to do about it. Also, for some reason, it does not always catch such problems, though I don't know why since it should be a simple matter of arithmetic. Perhaps I have it trying to do too many things at once, but at this time there are too many things it doesn't like for me to easily fix what it notices but cannot itself resolve. I think the software I am using is too limited to improve much in this area, but I'll see what I can do. I'm hoping after I let it fix the easy issues, I can do another supervised run or two to clean up such issues. As always, any suggestions are welcome! --David B (TALK) 02:12, 13 July 2016 (EDT)

Bloody trolls

Honestly, why do they even try here? The only reason I can think of is to PrintScreen a "successful hack" of this site, even though it lasts for minutes at most. Thank you for your swift deletion of them. --Pious (talk) 02:10, 20 August 2016 (EDT)

Message to AlanE about a "South' article

I retitled the "South" article so now it is a The South article.

AlanE, if you want to create a "South" article you can. However, you will have to fix all the places where people link to the original South article. Here is a list: http://www.conservapedia.com/Special:WhatLinksHere/South Conservative (talk) 23:51, 18 November 2016 (EST)

The two renditions of Christmas songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtPa5GyHWD0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtPa5GyHWD0

This blog post has wonderful Christmas songs embedded on it via YouTube: http://examiningatheism.blogspot.com/2016/11/atheist-dan-barker-president-of-freedom.html

Confidentially, I like 24 hour Christmas songs during holidays better than atheist talk show hosts. I am glad they pulled the plug on the atheist show. :)

I am a huge fan of Christmas songs. I could listen to them all year round and not get tired off them. Conservative (talk) 02:21, 12 December 2016 (EST)

Merry Christmas

cebter

Thank you for all your contributions to Conservaoedia as far your web article content.

Merry Christmas! And have a happy New Year's Day. Conservative (talk) 16:41, 24 December 2016 (EST)


Thanks Cons. and to you too, mate AlanE (talk) 21:21, 25 December 2016 (EST)

Thanks!

You helped make THIS happen.

I have never seen a non-profit website go from below 100,000 rank to nearly a 50,000 Alexa ranking in about a year. And Andy payed zero dollars for internet marketing services during this period.

Thank you for all your content contributions. Conservative (talk) 17:43, 13 February 2017 (EST)

Quick project

Dear Alan: Our state articles list the members of Congress from each state, but they have not be updated for 2016. If five editors could update 10 states each, we would be done quickly. Could you please take a look at Conservapedia:Community Portal#Political directory? No US expertise is required. Thanks in advance, JDano (talk) 16:16, 15 February 2017 (EST)

A liberal is wanted for an online dialogue

A liberal is wanted to have a single online dialogue. Please let them know at http://opposing-views.org/ if you are interested. I am not sure if you are a liberal, but I thought I would give it a shot. Conservative (talk) 21:20, 29 March 2017 (EDT)

Here is their contact page: http://opposing-views.org/contact/ Conservative (talk) 21:26, 29 March 2017 (EDT)
I won't join the "dialogue" but thanks all the same, Cons. I don't go near modern American culture, politics etc.,
Except for... Music. That's another matter. You want 2 or 300 words on a not particularly well known Harold Arlen song and I'm your man. (Just don't ask for citations.) :)
Oh! And thanks for querying my "liberality". AlanE (talk) 20:24, 31 March 2017 (EDT)
OK. Thanks for promptly letting me know your decision. Conservative (talk) 21:54, 31 March 2017 (EDT)

IRC

Hello,
After some discussion (on my talk page and Andy's) it has been decided that I start an Internet Relay Chat channel for Conservapedia, since our old one has been dead since 2009. It is now registered and somewhat set up. I don't know if you use IRC or are interested in doing so, but anyone with block privileges on Conservapedia can also get block privileges on the new IRC channel. Unfortunately, IRC accounts are deleted after 30 days of being unused, so unless you plan on using the IRC at least once a month, there is probably not much point in registering. In any case, feel free to try it out--if you account gets deleted, we can always make another one later. If you are interested, please let me know!
The IRC channel is: #conservapedia @irc.accessIRC.net
Let me know if you have any questions or need anything else, also! --David B (TALK) 15:41, 11 April 2017 (EDT)

Nice being here

I'm leaving now, but it's been nice meeting everyone here. Keep up the good work expanding the wiki - honestly, we don't even have an article for Hoagy Carmichael. What kind of site is this? And what idiot thought it was more important to write one for "Buttons and Bows," than for "Over There," or Porgy and Bess? This idiot, who's about to end that.

Hoagy? A great. You should have started a thread on he and his ilk instead of vandalising. I would have been in like Flynn. Instead we have these grown-up children carrying on about their individual biases (stuff Andy's homescholars, who cares about them!
I am not sure if the top level of CP are just plain ignorant or don't want to know.AlanE (talk) 23:25, 8 June 2017 (EDT)

Short note

I hope your wife's condition gets better. Looking back, I wish we would have had more cordial relations. I will do my part to improve things in the future. Conservative (talk) 03:59, 6 July 2017 (EDT)