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:It's a powerful and insightful application of the concept of a set.  It's as valid as any other example, and examples are helpful to understanding mathematical concepts.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 01:22, 16 May 2011 (EDT)
 
:It's a powerful and insightful application of the concept of a set.  It's as valid as any other example, and examples are helpful to understanding mathematical concepts.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 01:22, 16 May 2011 (EDT)
  
::I share Dale's sentiments, since it doesn't seem to illustrate any particular point about how set theory works other than the very basic fact that a set is a collection of elements. There's no set theory applied to reach the conclusions. "Given the large and diverse number of elements of this set, it would likely include many who could surpass existing athletic and intellectual achievements. Indeed, many of the world records and Nobel Prize achievements recognized today would have been outdone by members of this set" doesn't involve any real set theoretical work in this form. I agree that examples help people learn, so, I'd suggest either:  
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::I share Dale's sentiments, since it doesn't seem to illustrate any particular point about how set theory works other than the very basic fact that a set is a collection of elements. There's no set theory applied to reach the conclusions. "Given the large and diverse number of elements of this set, it would likely include many who could surpass existing athletic and intellectual achievements. Indeed, many of the world records and Nobel Prize achievements recognized today would have been outdone by members of this set" doesn't involve any real set theoretical work in this form. I agree that examples help people learn, so, I'd suggest either: a) Someone with more mathematical background (I have some understanding of it but I'm not confident that my explanation would be the most clear) formulate the unborn children problem more like a classic set theory problem.or b) Use another example, one more intrinsically tied to set theory but still in the spirit of this site - I could see a humorous description of liberal politicians through Venn diagrams, or there are some strong arguments for God's existence that utilize set theory. I'll try to work on it myself when I have more time but if there are any members particularly knowledgeable about math I'd leave it to them. Also want to add that Georg Cantor, considered the father of modern set theory, was a dedicated Christian, and deserves a mention. [[User:KingHanksley|KingHanksley]] 17:10, 16 May 2011 (EDT)
a) Someone with more mathematical background (I have some understanding of it but I'm not confident that my explanation would be the most clear) formulate the unborn children problem more like a classic set theory problem.
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b) Use another example - I could see a humorous description of liberal politicians, or there are some strong arguments for God's existence that utilize set theory.
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I'll try to work on it myself when I have more time but if there are any members particularly knowledgeable about math I'd leave it to them. Also want to add that Georg Cantor, considered the father of modern set theory, was a dedicated Christian, and deserves a mention. [[User:KingHanksley|KingHanksley]] 17:10, 16 May 2011 (EDT)
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New User

Hi, I am a new user and I'd like to contribute. I made what I thought were some useful contributions but I noticed they were all reverted almost immediately. Did I do something wrong?

Yours in Christ, AdamDiscordia 22:14, 8 May 2011 (EDT)

In your future edits here, please be substantive and encyclopedic.--Andy Schlafly 22:35, 8 May 2011 (EDT)
I apologize. I will be. AdamDiscordia 22:56, 8 May 2011 (EDT)

Liberal vandals on your site

they created a hidden page insulting Conservapedia and you! i found it when my liberal son in law left it up on my computer. I was furious and came to tell you immeadeatly! here's the link: http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Paper&oldid=552163 Conzervative1 13:15, 5 May 2011 (EDT)

Thanks, I have blanked the revision. --Jpatt 13:36, 5 May 2011 (EDT)
I took a screen shot for Andrew Schlafly if he wants to look at it, so if he does he should let me know.

Conzervative1 13:46, 5 May 2011 (EDT)

found another: http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Paper&oldid=559556 Conzervative1 17:18, 8 May 2011 (EDT)

Vandalism

Where is the button to remove the stupid pages vandals create? Nate 17:45, 18 March 2011 (EDT)

It's available to users who acquire extra privileges based on merit.--Andy Schlafly 00:06, 20 March 2011 (EDT)

Delete a page

Andy could you delete Cherringtonshire - it appears to be a fake town.--IDuan 21:52, 19 March 2011 (EDT)

Done. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 00:06, 20 March 2011 (EDT)

GHHJ vandal

User GHHJ has been vandalizing pages under the guise of copy editing. BradB 23:45, 19 March 2011 (EDT)

Great catch. That user is blocked now.--Andy Schlafly 00:06, 20 March 2011 (EDT)

More deletions

Andy could you check the recent changes? There are two pages (with vulgar names) that need deleting - I added a delete tag on both; they were created very recently--IDuan 12:05, 20 March 2011 (EDT)

Deleted them. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 16:45, 20 March 2011 (EDT)

Can you check this?

I see you have been working on this page so can you please check my edit here? I don't like my wording so much and unsure if I get the point across correctly. Thanks Andy. MaxFletcher 16:17, 20 March 2011 (EDT)

I already saw it. It looks like a great start to making an important point. Well done!--Andy Schlafly 16:44, 20 March 2011 (EDT)
Thank you, Andy. MaxFletcher 16:49, 20 March 2011 (EDT)

Monty Python

Hey, the monty python page has a link for Terry Jones, but the page it is linking to isn't actually about the Terry Jones from monty python but is instead about the Pastor, Terry Jones. If I wanted to create a page for Terry Jones the comedian, what name should I give the article? BobO 20:20, 20 March 2011 (EDT)

How about Terry Jones, the comedian?--Andy Schlafly 21:20, 20 March 2011 (EDT)
Or Terry Jones (comedian). MaxFletcher 21:40, 20 March 2011 (EDT)
Or possibly Terry Jones of Monty Python MikeOxlong 18:41, 21 March 2011 (EDT)
It would have to be something like Terry Jones (comedian), as this man has done other work not related to Monty Python. Karajou 18:51, 21 March 2011 (EDT)
Or we could use one of our handy disambiguation pages. Martyp 19:08, 21 March 2011 (EDT)

Vandalism

Please look at the edits of GuyMarsden I think he might be a vandal. I have reverted some. Gerrard 12:47, 21 March 2011 (EDT)

John 4:53

  • I explained here again how John 4:53 is not one of the Counterexamples to Relativity.
  • I adjusted the count of Counterexamples to Relativity.
  • you wrote But the healing of the centurion's servant is probably not the only place where there is action at a distance in the Bible. If you can find a verse where action at a distance is described in the Bible, I'd like to read it.

AugustO 12:48, 21 March 2011 (EDT)

August (the same name as my great-grandfather, though my guess is that his real name was the Christian form, "Augustine"), I urge you to take our test on openmindedness. The plain meaning of the biblical passage, in my humble opinion, is that the event occurred at the same moment.
You ask for another example. Here's one: Matthew 27:51 (our modern translation should be improved to express how it happened at the same moment).--Andy Schlafly 16:23, 21 March 2011 (EDT)
The name August was certainly more popular in your great-grandfather's time than it is today. In the German speaking countries, you will find August much more often than Augustin (which is the more popular surname, though). I'm always glad to here about another August(in)!
As for Matthew 27:51: it isn't clear at all whether these events happened at the same time or in rapid succession. At least it seems that the verse Matthew 27:50 indicates that Jesus cried out before He released His spirit.
I'm interested in you input on Talk:John_1-7_(Translated)#Issue_with_translation_of_John_4:53 and Talk:Counterexamples_to_Relativity#John_4:53. I hope I made it clear how John 4:53 isn't an example for an action-at-a-distance, and I'd like to strike it from the list of counterexamples (again).
AugustO 13:00, 22 March 2011 (EDT)
Thanks for the unblock. As I said elsewhere: The idea of two events of infinitesimal duration happening at the same point in time is a new notion, introduced by the CBP. IMO, it's a mistaken idea - and I will try to elaborate my thoughts on this matter.
AugustO 13:12, 26 March 2011 (EDT)

Just wanted to let you know...

I've changed my mind on the Libya attack. I've been thinking about it and what you said makes a lot of sense. That's all. TerryB 13:06, 21 March 2011 (EDT)

Unlock

Hey - could you unlock Ronald Wilson Reagan so I can sub out the template? Thanks!--IDuan 15:37, 21 March 2011 (EDT)

Done!--Andy Schlafly 16:02, 21 March 2011 (EDT)

Update

Hey Andy! Just to update you on what I've been working on - we now have a page on almost every Supreme Court justice ever. Most are stubs (which contain information on perhaps their most important opinion, and of course a template showing the positions they served in), but quite a few are fleshed out - like Stephen Johnson Field and Frank Murphy. When I'm done (and admittedly I do have about 18 more to go, having personally created 39), perhaps we could feature one of those two on the main page? Thanks to the templates, they're are plenty of wikilinks to find others.--IDuan 23:44, 21 March 2011 (EDT)

Great effort! I would like to feature this on the front page when you're finished.--Andy Schlafly 00:08, 22 March 2011 (EDT)
I have finished: Conservapedia now has a page on every Supreme Court justice in history. Obviously many of the pages need to (and will) be expanded, but the foundation is there. Could we perhaps somehow feature this? One way would be by linking to the Supreme Court article - which at the bottom has a template I created that lists every justice.--IDuan 22:39, 29 April 2011 (EDT)
Wow, IDuan, that's a phenomenal achievement! I'll post in on the Main Page!--Andy Schlafly 22:42, 29 April 2011 (EDT)
Thank you!! Just so you know I did make one mistake in the above post - there's no template on the Supreme Court article, but rather the separate Supreme Court of the United States article.--IDuan 22:46, 29 April 2011 (EDT)

NeoLokPat

He's a liberal vandal and has vandalized numerous MSM-related articles. DennyW66 12:46, 22 March 2011 (EDT)

Update- Tehczar is also a parodist and should be blocked. He's created numerous new articles, and since I don't have the right to delete them I suggest a higher-uplook at them and delete or revise them. Some articles have merit if revised, but others (Big Mac) are worthless and some (chalkboard) openly mock conservatives. DennyW66 13:08, 22 March 2011 (EDT)

Unlock request

Hey Andy, I noticed a typo I made in Template:Supreme Court - misspelling a justices name; could you unlock it so I could fix that?--IDuan 10:16, 23 March 2011 (EDT)

Done!--Andy Schlafly 10:31, 23 March 2011 (EDT)
Thanks! Done myself--IDuan 14:06, 23 March 2011 (EDT)

Vandal

User "Jed" has made articles titled "wan--r" and "s---head" and redirected them to your userpage. Obviously, this liberal should be banned. DennyW66 16:02, 23 March 2011 (EDT)

Blocked the users - need a sysop to delete vandal's pages, which I marked with delete tags.--IDuan 16:06, 23 March 2011 (EDT)

Mr Schlafly, the integrity of the wiki...

I like this site. But some of the 'essays' seem a little bizarre. The rant about obesity and atheism is pretty alarming, for two reasons. Firstly, we must argue the case for our religion on its own merits, on the truth of it, on the Bible. The fact that the religious man is thinner (or happier, or wealthier) than an atheist is no more relevant, as the saying goes, than a drunk man being happier than a sober man: It does not make drunkeness the correct status, not at all. The second reason for this is that practically every study shows that obesity and religiosity are linked. The fattest states are the most religious, without a doubt. A simple ranking of states by religiosity compared to a list of states by obesity rates will show this, and this study (http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/24/frequent-church-goers-frequently-fatter/) shows clearly that the scientific consensus agrees. Sir, you have an excellent site, with thousands of pages, so I ask you for a sincere answer: Why allow the integrity of the whole site to be ridiculed by this nonsense? DaleKing 15:21, 24 March 2011 (EDT)

I, for one, would take your ranting a little more seriously if you knew that "Bible" takes an upper-case "B." Martyp 15:27, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
A typo, now fixed, thank you for pointing this out. DaleKing 15:33, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
Aschlafly has already answered this type of question on a number of occasions. Humor is an important learning tool. Moreover, the user who wrote the essays in question has worked hard to meticulously document his claims with an extraordinary amount of evidence -- much more than the one or two blog posts that you mention. Perhaps you should contribute to the project in any small way and improve it, if you are so concerned about its "integrity," rather than just whining about things. Martyp 15:42, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
In furtherance of Martyp's comments, studies show that atheism is correlated with poor diet and less exercise, the two biggest causes of obesity. I don't think anyone disputes this, but obviously many are unaware of it. Preach atheism, and an effect is going to be fatter people. Given that obesity is the number one cause of health problems and shortening lifespan, this is a fact that needs more publicity, not less.--Andy Schlafly 16:43, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
The way I see it is that the religious have a reason to do things the require physical activity such as helping out in the community (mowing the lawn for someone disabled perhaps) while an atheist doesn't have anything to drive him or her and is more than happy to just, well, sit there. MaxFletcher 19:01, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
That's probably one reason. Another reason is that the more atheistic someone is, the more likely is to do what he wants rather than what is good.
The man featured in the Shroud of Turin wasn't fat.--Andy Schlafly 20:04, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
One could argue that the religious would want to eat more natural healthy foods as provided by God whereas the atheist, who believes man is the preeminent being, would eat more man-made foods such as McDonalds. MaxFletcher 20:14, 24 March 2011 (EDT)
It's a case of fighting fire with fire. Liberals change the subject, ignore the facts and call names. Our top writer is giving them a dose of their own medicine.
If they (i.e., you) don't like it, Dale, perhaps you might demonstrate your superiority to dumb animals by doing what a leopard cannot: change your spots. In other words, stick to the point, acknowledge facts, and place principles above personalities. When atheists do that, we can comfortably retire our satire. --Ed Poor Talk 11:20, 12 April 2011 (EDT)
I agree with Dale. And I don't think we should give liberals a dose of their own medicine, we should show that we are better than them and don't need to resort to such attacks. I'm not sure that Christians are actually any healthier, physically, than atheists, but that's not what Christianity is about. If people want to avoid obesity they should turn to diet and exercise, if they want to avoid damnation that is when they should turn to God.KingHanksley 11:39, 4 May 2011 (EDT)

Error

Hi Andy, over the last few days I have been unable to view Conservapedia but now it is back for me. Someone on wikipedia gave me an email address to use after I bought this issue up on the talkpage. If you or someone else got my email and fixed the issue I am thankful. MaxFletcher 18:54, 24 March 2011 (EDT)

Got your email reply, thanks again. MaxFletcher 19:09, 24 March 2011 (EDT)

hello

the user SOIHEARDULEIKMUDKIPZ is vandalizing.--Moshe 20:19, 24 March 2011 (EDT)

Blocked, thanks for your revert. MaxFletcher 20:21, 24 March 2011 (EDT)

Could you step in here

I don't think calling people names is right and I do not think your sysop is being appropriate in his response to me. I should not be persecuted for trying to make sure we act like adults. --AlaskanEconomy 17:31, 25 March 2011 (EDT)

AlaskanEconomy, you're not being persecuted at all; that's really an unwarranted accusation; for someone who proclaims to be against name-calling, you seem awfully fine in dishing out hyperbolic attacks. Also, just so you know, when you want to do inter-wiki links, you separate the text that you want to show up from the link with a | (unlike with external links where all you need is a space). I fixed the link you left in this section for you. Happy editing!--IDuan 18:40, 25 March 2011 (EDT)
I question whether calling someone, for example, a "smoker" would constitute namecalling. Ditto for saying someone is obese.--Andy Schlafly 21:06, 25 March 2011 (EDT)
How about calling someone a "big fat, idiot"? Al Franken managed to make that phrase refer to Rush Limbaugh. Just try googling it.
But sly remarks like trying to make sure we act like adults are a form of personal attack and should be avoided, okay, A.E.? --Ed Poor Talk 15:09, 28 March 2011 (EDT)
It's not right to call rush limbaugh a big fat idiot, it wouldn't be right to call Newt flabby, I would feel insulted if you called me flabby and you I'm sure would feel the same way if I turned about and did it to you. --AlaskanEconomy 16:26, 30 March 2011 (EDT)

Conservative benefits edit

I saw your recent edit to the conservative benefits essay, and I was wondering why you removed the adjective "small" from the example describing the conservative women's convention and the remarriage rate. I went through the edit history and you originally added that specific example on 2/14/10. Did you find more information about the conference? DennyW66 23:43, 25 March 2011 (EDT)

I don't know why the word "small" was in there. There were a good number of remarried widows among hundreds of attendees at the conference.--Andy Schlafly 00:14, 26 March 2011 (EDT)

Accessing Conservapedia

I have had a lot of trouble the last few days. Hope it's all OK. MaxFletcher 21:03, 31 March 2011 (EDT)

Conservapedia is working better than ever. Thanks for your interest.--Andy Schlafly 21:14, 31 March 2011 (EDT)

Thank you Mr. Schlafly

For granting me extra user rights, and for the kind words. DMorris 22:54, 3 April 2011 (EDT)

IP range block

Sorry to bother you, but I have been rangeblocked, and have messed up the Ada Lovelace article because of it, and I can't fix it. See my note on Ed Poor's talk page. I wonder if you could unblock 71.174.xx.xx? It would really make life easier for me. Thanks. SamHB 00:13, 5 April 2011 (EDT)

Thanks for fixing it! It really seems to be working this time. SamHB 20:43, 6 April 2011 (EDT)

Article/Essay idea

I was looking at the "Conservative Movies/Songs" articles and wondered if I could start a "Worst Liberal Movies" article. Though I am still pretty fuzzy on the US Conservative/Liberal thing I do know there are a lot of movies out there that push bad messages. What do you think? MaxFletcher 19:04, 5 April 2011 (EDT)

Great idea ... but it might be a very long list!--Andy Schlafly 21:45, 5 April 2011 (EDT)
Obviously it'd be the most prominent examples! I'll get cracking and pass you a link to look at. MaxFletcher 22:10, 5 April 2011 (EDT)
Just off the top of my head: Essay:Worst_Liberal_Movies. MaxFletcher 22:20, 5 April 2011 (EDT)

Matthew and John

Dear Andy Schlafly, I understand that you as the owner of Conservapedia have many responsibilities which you have to attend to. So it's not surprising that you can't react to every single issue which some editor raises. But obviously, you are taking great interest in the Conservapedia Bible Project, so I would like you to help me with the following problems which I encountered within the project. I raised these question in a slightly different form on other places, but I think it is convenient to have them here, easy for you to answer. Thank you for your help!

  1. (John 4:52) Which answer would you give to a kid in Sunday School who asks: How did the servants knew that it was 1 o'clock?
  2. (John 4:46-54) You wrote: The instantaneous healing is central to the purpose of the event. and the point of the story is that it happened at the same moment. How so? Why had the healing to be spontaneous, when the creation of the world took six days?
  3. (Matthew 27:51) At Bible Translation Issues, no. 17, you wrote: The word "behold" appears frequently in the KJV but lacks a modern equivalent. Is there a strategy for this dealing with this concept? Possibilities include "rejoice", "observe", "listen", "note that", and ignoring it altogether (which modern versions often do). Here, you omit the nuance at the moment which you used in Matthew 27:51. I checked a couple of dictionaries and failed to find at the moment as a translation of ἰδού. Where did you find it?
  4. (Matthew 27:51) The New International Version starts the verse with At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn.., but this at that moment seems to be a translation of the leading καὶ (in fact of the string of καὶ-καὶ-καὶ), while ἰδού is dropped from the sentence altogether - as you observed rightly in Bible Translation Issues.
  5. Isn't it a little bit unsettling that this crucial nuance of ἰδού is used in CBP's translation for the first and only time in Matthew 27:51, a verse which is used later on in Counterexamples to Relativity?

AugustO 10:03, 8 April 2011 (EDT)

FYI: over the last week, I searched for a source stating that at the moment is a nuance of ἰδού. I came up empty handed. I now added a source-tag to the translation, and I hope that you will show me where this nuance comes from. Otherwise the translation should be changed back. AugustO 10:41, 15 April 2011 (EDT)

Blocked simply for logging in from a NASA-owned computer

I am an employee at NASA Ames Research Center, and thought that I could contribute to this encyclopedia. However, upon creation of my account, it was instantly blocked before I could even make a single contribution. Please see http://www.conservapedia.com/User:AM.

The reason for being blocked was 'Abuse of a computer system owned by the U.S. or other Government: NASA'. Are all NASA employees blocked from Conservapedia? I find it very strange that one would instantly block any user from one of the United States' first and foremost research institutions.

I know that it is against the Conservapedia guidelines to create a new account when one's first one is blocked, but I thought that this should come to your attention. I hope that it is looked into. I very much like the idea of a counter-bias to Wikipedia, but I cannot imagine any encyclopedia being successful if it does not allow for entries by respected scientific entities.

AMorg

The answer is very interesting to me too as my special interest Korean Airlines Flight 007 is of interest, or rather, I hope should be of interest, to government workers and angencies of the United States government. My website http://www.rescue007.org/ , that of the International Committee for the Rescue of KAL 007 Survivors, received many hits from the Armed services, military acadamies, and government agencies. A number of years ago, almost overnight, that ceased. Same reason? BertSchlossberg 22:47, 10 April 2011 (EDT)

I don't think it had as much to do with your employment with NASA as it did the fact that the senior administrators don't seem to want public employees tinkering with pages at our wiki on the taxpayers' dime in light of huge scandals like when SEC employees were found viewing pornography when they were supposed to be working. DMorris 23:23, 11 April 2011 (EDT)
Are you really comparing edits on CP to viewing pornography? I prefer to use the internet at the office after work as opposed taking care of personal email, wiki-edits, etc. at home where there are numerous more distractions. I dont mean to be rude, but it is not the job of CP admins to decide what I do after I have finished an 8 hour day, or what websites I choose to visit during a coffee break. In any case, it seems the issue was resolved and I applaud the admins for it. AMorg 18:43, 6 May 2011 (EDT)

I would like my account deleted

Again and again I go to write an article or contribute, and I realize that it's not a good use of my time to improve this wiki. I don't feel like there is any commitment to excellence here. I feel like the quality of analysis and effort that I have to contribute is just too high to fit in with repetitive essays about flying felines. --AlaskanEconomy 20:46, 11 April 2011 (EDT)

Parthian shots are common ... and unpersuasive. If you're a believer in the theory of evolution, despite its many counterexamples, or an Old Earth, despite its many counterexamples, then why not simply say so?--Andy Schlafly 21:34, 11 April 2011 (EDT)
He probably is an atheist and/or evolutionists who is angry the Flying Spaghetti Monster was put in his place. :) The flying feline sure gets in the craw of some evolutionists and atheists. Two Christian YouTube videos on the flying feline satire were flagged down and made inoperable. conservative 01:55, 12 April 2011 (EDT)
What attempts did he (supposedly) make to "improve" any article here? If I recall correctly, I had to chide him for bias; next thing I knew, he wants to drop out.
Liberals change the subject, ignore the facts and call names:
  1. He says he repeatedly tried to contribute articles, but instead of listing his actual accomplishments (if any) he changes the subject to a baseless claim that we aren't committed to excellence.
  2. He ignores our top-rated articles on Evolution, Atheism, and so on. It's not just SEO that puts these at the top of Google's search results: people read them and link to them, because they are solidly researched and well-written.
  3. He insults us with his crack about "essays about flying felines"
Once again, an ideological opponent comes in with the intent of doing a drive-by shooting; we welcome him in good faith; he does nothing valuable, refuses all accountability; then puts all the blame on us. This is not what scholars do, so I must take him to task.
We are about writing well-researched, comprehensive, easily-understood articles on important topics. Anyone is welcome to help, particularly if they can shed light on ideas we haven't been covering enough. But people who come here pretending to do this are not welcome.
I have repeatedly invited writers who disagree with US conservatism to describe (not exalt) their opposing views. But they continue to refuse, unless their are given carte blanche and free reign. Unlike conservatives, they don't want anyone checking their work and removing errors of fact or exposing fallacies of reasoning.
Now, I believe there are some liberals who are willing to abide by accepted standards of scholarship, but perhaps our project is still to small (and young) to have attracted their notice. Don't worry, our time will come. --Ed Poor Talk 10:58, 12 April 2011 (EDT)

Bear no mind to the last "parthian shot" by Denny-something; rather than be a conservative as he claimed in his last missive, he was actually a liberal troll who came and went under five or six different user accounts. Very typical. Karajou 14:32, 12 April 2011 (EDT)

It's interesting and enlightening to look at those sites that are linking into our articles on atheism and evolution. Examining the sites that link into us may help us enhance our SEO strategy.JimmyRa 12:28, 13 April 2011 (EDT)

Request of Deletion

Can I suggest that 2008 U.S. presidential election analysis page be deleted? Its been more than 2 years, and its a bit irrelevant now. BenDylan 21:24, 14 April 2011 (EDT)

I added a note at the beginning that it is a pre-election analysis being preserved for historical purposes. Thanks for your comment about it.--Andy Schlafly 00:48, 15 April 2011 (EDT)

Email

Mr. Schlafly, would you please check your email? DMorris 16:13, 16 April 2011 (EDT)

Image

Sorry to disagree but I find nicer the first image uploaded about Palm Sunday. --Joaquín Martínez 20:39, 17 April 2011 (EDT)

You may be right. I'm still looking for an even better image for Palm Sunday ....
Have a joyous Holy Week!--Andy Schlafly 21:11, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
The Hungarian image could be used in History of Hungary I believe. --Joaquín Martínez 22:51, 18 April 2011 (EDT)

Did you start Conservepedia?

Because i'm a new user here, and I think it's pretty cool what you've done. --Lollipop 16:49, 20 April 2011 (EDT)

Malicious website?

Hi Andy,

Sorry to bother you here, but I know messages on the main page can get lost in the crowd from time to time. I went to take a peek at the 2004 Obama article cited on the main page, and Norton told me that classic-web.archive.org was a "known malicious website." Do you know whether that's a legitimate concern or a false positive? As I said, I hate to bother you at what must be an extremely busy time of year, but if the warning's legitimate, it might be best to find another source for the article in question. Have a pleasant evening! --Benp 20:00, 21 April 2011 (EDT)

Thanks for the tip. I simply removed the headline and link, since they had already dropped below the first screen.--Andy Schlafly 20:09, 21 April 2011 (EDT)

404 error messages are frequently becoming a problem for me. Help?

Hi. I've been on Conservapedia for awhile, and I've been edited some pages.

I have a question, and I know a little about computers, but I have been getting plenty of 404 Error Messages, and I have been contacting people to help me with this, but I'm still a little confused because I dont know how to resolve this issue. I have tried deleting my web browsing history and clearing all data, yet nothing works.

How do you fix this problem? It only occurs on this website, and I truly doubt that there is a dead link that I have created. Even when I go to pages that were never edited by me, I sometimes get these 404 error messages. If it's something you can't control or have no knowledge regarding this issue, that's fine. But if you can solve this problem or help me, that would be appreciated.

I'm relying on you, since you are the creator of this website. You have the knowledge.

Thanks, Nash (User:Nashhinton)

(continued).... Nevermind, I think I have a trojan virus and it's causing registry problems. Sorry for wasting your time. Nashhinton

Unfortunately we have that problem too. We hope to have it solved soon. --Joaquín Martínez 18:45, 22 April 2011 (EDT)

Oh thanks. I'm relieved. But I still have a malicious virus on my computer, so I still need to get it checked out. Thanks for responding. Nashhinton

Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and the Tea Party movement

Maybe we could write more about the concept of Legitimate government. It seems President Lincoln saw a profound connection between the limited powers of government and the idea that slavery was wrong. Despite modern (liberal?) attempts to portray Lincoln as soft on slavery, he famously said that if slavery isn't wrong, nothing is. --Ed Poor Talk 14:36, 23 April 2011 (EDT)

Interesting points. I look forward to learning more about Lincoln's views.--Andy Schlafly 16:53, 23 April 2011 (EDT)

Thought you might find this interesting

Hey, saw this recently and I thought you might find it interesting. [2] Obama wasn't invited to the royal wedding in the UK. TonyB 18:18, 24 April 2011 (EDT)

Really? Who cares? Didn't we have a revolution to rid ourselves of the British and their royal pretensions and privilege? LloydR 18:21, 24 April 2011 (EDT)
Isn't so much about royal pretensions as it is about diplomatic implications. 40 other heads of state were invited and the most powerful head of state in the world wasn't, that might either say something about Obama himself or it might imply something about the UK, but either way it is interesting. TonyB 18:26, 24 April 2011 (EDT)
This is interesting. The Brits don't overlook things these diplomatic subtleties. Perhaps the Brits are still angry at Obama's inept diplomacy towards them?--Andy Schlafly 19:26, 24 April 2011 (EDT)

Birth Certificate

I don't want to be jumping the gun here—should we update the articles saying that the White House has produced what it calls Obama's long-form birth certificate? I already added it to the Barack Obama article as well as one of the offshoots. -- Jeff W. LauttamusDiscussion 12:46, 27 April 2011 (EDT)

Thank you...

...for getting me unblocked and for your kind e-mail. I'm pleased by your notion that you would not have blocked me, indicating that you are interested in clearing up the details of the translation of John 4:46-54 and Matthew 27:51. Of course I'm contributing to additional entries on the site - and I will go on to do so: at the moment I'm preparing some paragraphs on sundials, as I've learned quite a bit on this subject over the last couple of weeks. And I carry on to add dates to the articles on historical Greek and Roman figures, as well as introducing new Augusts :-)

Anyway, you seemed to be not to pleased that I was causing several us to return to the same issue again, and again, and again. But it isn't this the very definition of an ongoing discussion? For my part, I try to introduce new facts and ideas in my contributions to this discussion, for instance, I showed here, why I think that your argument using a Google search is less than sufficient.

What DouglasA called a snide anecdote was meant to illuminate the fact that even today with our improved ways of time-keeping it's difficult to find out whether two events and two places happened simultaneously.

So, I really hope that you find the time to return to these issues - I will certainly do so!

Yours AugustO 11:06, 30 April 2011 (EDT)

Have you seen this [3]?

Tragic ... and unfortunately not that surprising. Maybe the link should go on the Main Page later today.--Andy Schlafly 15:39, 30 April 2011 (EDT)

Email

Sir, some senior admins and I have included you in a private discussion via email, and we'd like your advise in the matter. Would you please check your email box, Mr. Schlafly? DMorris 15:57, 1 May 2011 (EDT)

Hello.

I have two questions.

1) Can you transfer edits from one account to another? My old one got banned because I used my pseudonym (privacy reasons, don't ask)

2) Do I have access rights to create templates?

--BrandonLyall 17:04, 1 May 2011 (EDT)

It's not easy to transfer edits from one account to another. As to templates, please just request here which ones you'd like to edit, and I'll unlock them for you. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 15:08, 3 May 2011 (EDT)
Thank you. --Brandon Lyall 23:01, 3 May 2011 (EDT)

help!

I don't know if this is the place to ask for help, but here goes: yesterday I created the page http://conservapedia.com/Gone_With_the_Wind, not realizing that the older, better page http://conservapedia.com/Gone_with_the_Wind already existed. I think my page needs to be deleted, but I'm not sure how to go about that. I don't want to make matters any worse! Thanks in advance. --Bwebster 10:52, 3 May 2011 (EDT)

How about including moving your material into the older entry as appropriate, and when your new entry is empty then we can delete it?--Andy Schlafly 11:05, 3 May 2011 (EDT)
I added a couple of minor bits to the article. Thanks for helping me out of this embarrassing screw-up; I'll try not to let it happen again.--Bwebster 13:16, 3 May 2011 (EDT)
No problem at all. That mistake is common, and thanks for adding the redirect from the new entry to the preexisting one.--Andy Schlafly 15:07, 3 May 2011 (EDT)

A question

Why is it some can't edit after a certain time? I've read about it before so i'm curious. Thank for in advance ^_^ --SeanS 20:58, 3 May 2011 (EDT)

Barack Obama

Hey Andy - here is the link where Rob and I have started working on the Barack Hussein Obama update. I recently just wrote a lead for the article and a section on his Illinois State Senate career; I'd love it if you could take a look (note that what we plan to use as the actual article starts at this section), thanks! --IDuan 03:17, 4 May 2011 (EDT)

Night editing rights

On the 2nd of May, I sent the following email to Karajou: 'Hi, Karajou, [...] I write to request night editing rights. Living in Australia, it is extremely difficult to contribute to Conservapedia when the site is in protection-mode during most of the time I am awake. Would it be at all possible for me to attain this status?' Karajou, in response, informed me that I ought to ask you. Would this be at all possible? As an aside, I'd like to thank Karajou as an admin for being extremely welcoming to a new editor bugging him with questions. MatthewLa 09:37, 6 May 2011 (EDT)

This site is a meritocracy. I've reviewed your edits and you could be achieving far more before requesting additional privileges. I look forward to reviewing your future edits. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly 10:07, 6 May 2011 (EDT)
To be fair to the question, he doesn't get much time for that, given the majority of the time we have open editing he would be, well, sleeping or otherwise unable to be on conservapedia. --SeanS 20:03, 6 May 2011 (EDT)
It's just a matter of how many edits, but the quality of the edits are important too.--Andy Schlafly 21:20, 6 May 2011 (EDT)
Hello, Andy. Thank-you for your kind response. I shall apply for night-editing rights after I have made some more edits. Just to clarify, I was enquiring as to what needed to be done in order to attain night rights, not just asking for those rights. Sorry for being bothersome. Thanks. MatthewLa 21:22, 7 May 2011 (EDT)

Thanks for this site!

I love this site and all it stands for! Thank you!

I look forward to editing it with pride! God bless, FredM 16:05, 9 May 2011 (EDT)

Your message

I responded to you message on my talk page. I must say I am a little perplexed. --KimbaTWL 23:44, 9 May 2011 (EDT)

And again. --KimbaTWL 18:34, 10 May 2011 (EDT)
Mr. Schlafly? I responded on my talk page. --KimbaTWL 09:10, 11 May 2011 (EDT)
I have responded again. --KimbaTWL 18:05, 11 May 2011 (EDT)

Do you listen to NJ101.5?

I was just wondering because you and the hosts share some of the ideologies. TerryB 17:41, 10 May 2011 (EDT)

Occasionally, and there is some good commentary on NJ101.5, but I typically do not listen to much radio. Conservapedia provides far more substantive information that radio or television can. But I appreciate the advocacy of some of the NJ101.5 hosts.--Andy Schlafly 08:59, 11 May 2011 (EDT)
Yeah, they sometimes mock religion too. I listen while I drive around for my job and sometimes I get so mad I yell at them and punch the radio until it's off, lol. TerryB 18:27, 11 May 2011 (EDT)

Debate about Bin Ladens death?

Dear Mr. Schlafly,

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to start a debate about Bin Ladens (alleged) death in Abbottabad. Unfortunately I can't quite figure out how I could start it (link it to the debate page etc.). I would also like to have your blessing for this debate, since it might prove to be controversial. I think it could be an rather interesting subject of discussion though. There are a lot of question marks there for me...

Thanks for your consideration --VPropp 08:28, 11 May 2011 (EDT)

We have two categories for original works here: [[Category:Essays]] and [[Category:Mystery]]. You can see examples in those links and can imitate the format for a new entry if you like.--Andy Schlafly 08:56, 11 May 2011 (EDT)
Thank you for your suggestions. I gave it a try: Debate: Was Osama really killed in Abbottabad?
I hope it is all in proper form. À Dieu --VPropp 13:26, 11 May 2011 (EDT)

Thank you ...

... for so quickly reverting the vandalism of my user and user talk pages and of an article that I'd started earlier today. DavidE 14:40, 13 May 2011 (EDT)

You're welcome! Others helped also.--Andy Schlafly 14:45, 13 May 2011 (EDT)

Your contribution on the article Set

As much as I agree with the sentiment of your contribution to Set about aborted fetuses, I don't see how it relates to the mathematical concept of a set, and it might confuse readers about the article's topic. Could it be removed? DaleHoward 01:12, 16 May 2011 (EDT)

It's a powerful and insightful application of the concept of a set. It's as valid as any other example, and examples are helpful to understanding mathematical concepts.--Andy Schlafly 01:22, 16 May 2011 (EDT)
I share Dale's sentiments, since it doesn't seem to illustrate any particular point about how set theory works other than the very basic fact that a set is a collection of elements. There's no set theory applied to reach the conclusions. "Given the large and diverse number of elements of this set, it would likely include many who could surpass existing athletic and intellectual achievements. Indeed, many of the world records and Nobel Prize achievements recognized today would have been outdone by members of this set" doesn't involve any real set theoretical work in this form. I agree that examples help people learn, so, I'd suggest either: a) Someone with more mathematical background (I have some understanding of it but I'm not confident that my explanation would be the most clear) formulate the unborn children problem more like a classic set theory problem.or b) Use another example, one more intrinsically tied to set theory but still in the spirit of this site - I could see a humorous description of liberal politicians through Venn diagrams, or there are some strong arguments for God's existence that utilize set theory. I'll try to work on it myself when I have more time but if there are any members particularly knowledgeable about math I'd leave it to them. Also want to add that Georg Cantor, considered the father of modern set theory, was a dedicated Christian, and deserves a mention. KingHanksley 17:10, 16 May 2011 (EDT)