Intelligent design lock
hi, I tried making a suggestion for the structuring of the ID page about a month ago and listed my comments on the talk page. I haven't received any replies indicating problems with my suggestion (see Evidence -> Support). Can you update the main article please? --Propro 14:03, 7 May 2007 (EDT)
Dude, what is the deal with Special:Upload? I can never cause it to function appropriately. --Liπus the Turbogeek(contact me) 18:58, 10 April 2007 (EDT)
LOL! Love the banner on your user page. Ames will be pleased :P. --Hojimachongtalk 19:58, 12 April 2007 (EDT)
Do I understand yours to mean you have something against Poultry? I'm shocked! Were do you stand on Turkey and Chicken, Mr. Webmaster? Exactly. --~ TK MyTalk 20:00, 12 April 2007 (EDT)
I think the new look of your user page is simply fabulous!. Crackertalk 21:35, 12 April 2007 (EDT)
As my good deed of the day I am requesting that you place this template on your userpage. Participating sysops will earn my respect and gratitude. --BenjaminS 23:55, 12 April 2007 (EDT)
As a Conservapedia Sysop, I will NEVER ARBITRARILY block anyone who is not in violation of the Conservapedia Commandments or related CP Guidelines.
Ben... you're a riot CPWebmaster 10:53, 13 April 2007 (EDT)
Proposed Block Policy
There has recently been some disagreement over blocks, so I have created a proposed block policy
Tell me what you think. --CPAdmin1 23:23, 12 April 2007 (EDT)
- Responded via email... dislike it. CPWebmaster 10:53, 13 April 2007 (EDT)
- Gosh, that is so "un-wiki" like, a private response, I would have been insulted for doing that, lol. --~ TK MyTalk 04:01, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
- Philip, could you please explain what you have against my policy. --CPAdmin1 09:32, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
- Tim, I believe that this Wiki is something like a free-market. You have the supply (us editors) and the demand (people who want to use the site). What usually happens when a free-market becomes regulated? It is no longer free. Rules and regulations destroy the system. CPWebmaster 09:44, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
- So you prefer Anarchy? --CPAdmin1 14:35, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
- No Tim. Rules that are essential to the site such as no obscenity, etc. are the only rules that are needed. In the real world this would be comparable to laws against murder, stealing, etc. CPWebmaster 17:05, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
I have agreed to unblocking Myk. Is there a function with which to do so? Karajou 01:09, 13 April 2007 (EDT)
- Thanks, Karajou, I was supposed to message you too, but so much is happening it was delayed. I will do it for you, the unblocking.--~ TK MyTalk 01:23, 13 April 2007 (EDT)
Change to the T-Rex page
CPwebmaster, why the change on the T-Rex page? The research was cited and just released. Did you happen to read it before reverting?--TimS 12:04, 13 April 2007 (EDT)
- I don't agree with TimS' edits (and I will explain why on the talk page tomorrow), but neither do I agree with the amount that you removed. In cases like there where there is obviously or likely to be disagreement, couldn't you at the very least explain your rationale in the edit comment or on the talk page? Philip J. Rayment 12:27, 13 April 2007 (EDT)
- Yes... I did remove too much information... fixed CPWebmaster 12:43, 13 April 2007 (EDT)
For the computer illiterate, like me, would you consider restoring the link to "Special Pages" on the left? It is missing on several pages I was just on, but shows here on your own page...... --~ TK MyTalk 06:33, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
Good block this morning. The contributor has made many valid edits, so the one week time period is appropriate.--Aschlafly 11:24, 14 April 2007 (EDT)
I sent a letter of assistance regarding our abortion articles to right to life groups and I sent about 40 emails. Keep an eye on my user discussion page for people saying they are interested in being Admins/SYSOPS. Look at their edits and promote them to Admins if you think it is warranted. Here is my discussion page: http://www.conservapedia.com/User_talk:Conservative Conservative 22:35, 14 April 2007 (EDT)conservative
- Could you please revert the macroevolution article to the way it was before it was submitted to the panel? I left you a diff on the talk page. I understood that this was the policy regarding the panel - at least that's how it was with evolution.-AmesGyo! 11:52, 15 April 2007 (EDT)
- I really don't see why this should be done. The article in its present state is perfectly acceptable. Also, I don't know of the policy you speak of. Can you point it out? Thanks CPWebmaster 12:12, 15 April 2007 (EDT)
Someone needs to periodically update this, and take the appropriate course of action for the applicants, and you seem to be a likely canidate. Thanks. --Hacker
(Write some code) 21:53, 16 April 2007 (EDT)
I'm anti-gun, however I like to play devil's advocate sometimes. I do not believe that academic discourse can progress without competing ideas. --TrueGrit 20:30, 17 April 2007 (EDT)
- That is awesome! It's great to see some thinkers around here. CPWebmaster 20:33, 17 April 2007 (EDT)
Edit War with Conservative
CPWebmaster, I was upholding the decision of the panel. See the discussion on Philip J. Rayment's talk page here. The Panel approved a version of the article with the free online text of "The Origin of Species", though Conservative removed the link merely eight minutes before the Panel made it's decision (Conservative removed book at 18:21 April 9, decision made 18:29 April 9); clearly too short of a time, as the panel had been deliberating for quite some time. Andy has also made his anti-censorship view very explicit. Other sysops had also supported the inclusion of the book, as it is the single most relevant book on the topic that exists. The pro-inclusion sysops provided their reasons and justifications, though Conservative kept reverting without any justification, or discussion (except for an attempt to draw the conversation off topic at Talk:Theory of evolution). Perhaps you should warn Conservative to not work against what has been made explicitly clear. --Hojimachongtalk 19:56, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- Where does the Panel's decision state that the ref's cannot be changed? It doesn't. Please do not get into any more revert wars with Conservative or any other user. Thank you. CPWebmaster 19:58, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- Here is where the panel says that addition of references and further reading books is acceptable. And please, warn the other party in this edit war as well, as he is equally guilty. --Hojimachongtalk 20:02, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- I'm talking about the revert wars in general, not so much this specific case. CPWebmaster 20:06, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- Forgive me, but it is hard to avoid an edit war when you cite justifications for your edits, prove that you are undoubtedly correct, and the other user provides no justification and runs from answering any kind of question. --Hojimachongtalk 20:07, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- What other revert wars is Hojimachong engaged in? Rob Pommertalk 20:14, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- None, at the moment. --Hojimachongtalk 20:16, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- You're dodging the bullet. Please just don't get into any revert wars. They waste everyone's time. CPWebmaster 20:17, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- I fully understand that edit wars are bad to engage in, and should be avoided. But I think you are missing my point as well; There was evidence to back up a specific view, posted on the talk page, and told to Conservative even before he removed the books (He asked Philip J. Rayment about removing the books. Philip said he shouldn't; Conservative did it anyways). I think Conservative needs to be reprimanded in some way, shape, or form; I don't see him being warned for the edit war. --Hojimachongtalk 20:19, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- Once again, Conservative made a change against the panel, consensus, and Andy. When is this vandalism going to be taken note of? --Hojimachongtalk 22:02, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
CPWebmaster, I want to highlight two things that you said:
- "I'm talking about the revert wars in general, not so much this specific case."
- "You're dodging the bullet. Please just don't get into any revert wars. They waste everyone's time."
Okay, perhaps Hojimachong has been involved in other edit wars; I haven't checked. And if true, and if that is not true of Conservative, then perhaps you do have a defence for what is otherwise a prima-facie case of favouritism. But you also seem to be "dodging the bullet" yourself. On Wikipedia, both editors would have been given blocks twice over for this particular incident, and both editors are "wasting everyone's time". You also said:
- "Where does the Panel's decision state that the ref's cannot be changed? It doesn't."
That's precisely the point. I "changed" (added) some references (books for further reading), and Conservative started the revert war (in the sense that he made the first reversion) by removing them on the grounds that they were against the Panel's decision. You have here acknowledged that they are not against the Panel's decision, indicating that it was Conservative who was in the wrong, yet it is Hojimaching that you are warning.
Just to avoid any misunderstanding, I agree with Conservative's worldview, and disagree with some of Hojimachong's. And it was Conservative that first suggested that I be a sysop. It pains me to have to take a stand against him on this, but I believe that truth and justice warrants it in this case.
Philip J. Rayment 23:10, 18 April 2007 (EDT)
- Well spoken, Philip. For me, this all fell under the "two wrongs don't make a right" consideration. Those who have been around more than a month know I have publicly disagreed with Sysop Conservative many times. Not on ideological or political grounds, but because of this absolute unwillingness to engage others, or even answer their questions. And I don't agree with blocking people without some explanation, if only to fellow Sysop's. He has gotten much better at responding, however. All of the points above, raised by everyone don't make engaging in a squalid public fight over editing, conducted by Sysop's, right. It is hard to preach to editors not to do something Administrators are constantly doing, eh? No matter if it is reverting each other's edits, or reverting blocks, it is the same principle; "Do as I say, not as I do". I think that is more what the Webmaster's point was, knowing full well the danger of supposition. ;-) --~ Sysop-TK /MyTalk 03:10, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
Problems with my watchlist
I appear to be having problems with my watchlist. Occasionally I notice articles that are changed are not appearing on my watchlist. It appears to be articles which have been protected. Protected articles that I put on my watchlist, or that I edit, are okay, but articles that I already have on my watchlist that are then protected don't appear, at least sometimes (until I edit them again). Philip J. Rayment 10:18, 21 April 2007 (EDT)
I permanently blocked someone and it was by mistake. I think I fixed it but I am not sure. Please make sure Bill_M can edit. 00:04, 22 April 2007 (EDT)conservative
- He's not blocked. CPWebmaster 00:06, 22 April 2007 (EDT)
Please vote for me
Please vote for me here: http://www.conservapedia.com/Conservapedia:Request_for_Bureaucratship Conservative 19:38, 22 April 2007 (EDT)
Changing User Name
I'm wondering how I can change my User Name. Can it be done? If so, how? Please let me know. --Jtpaladin 21:47, 27 April 2007 (EDT)
- It would probably be best to just create a new account. CPWebmaster 23:10, 2 May 2007 (EDT)
- Any bureaucrat can handle a name change for you. ColinRtalk 02:09, 3 May 2007 (EDT)
I think there's something wrong with my contributions, all edits prior to today seem to have vanished link. Would you be able to look into it for me? Thank you and God bless. Aschlafly 13:17, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
- No there isn't. Look back in the recent changes for the creation of a new 'User:Aschlafly'. --Wikinterpretertalk?
- Here. --Wikinterpretertalk?
So is it possible to ban the fake ASchlafly and the fake Conservative before they do more damage to the site and to the reputations of the real things?--Steve 13:25, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
- Sure, as long as the person doing it know what they are doing and pays attention. Oh................well...........it would normally be possible but after all SYSOP promotion here has little to do with understanding what the heck you are doing. Tmtoulouse 13:28, 1 May 2007 (EDT)
- I don't know. No mods seem to be currently active. --Wikinterpretertalk?
thank you for fixing my talk page. --Will N. 10:34, 3 May 2007 (EDT)
- you're welcome CPWebmaster 11:31, 3 May 2007 (EDT)
Edit to wombat
Please see the talk page and explain your reversion. Thanks. JoshuaZ 11:16, 7 May 2007 (EDT)
Are we using GD or ImageMagick? --Liπus the Turbohacker(contact me) 15:33, 10 May 2007 (EDT)
Thanks for this merge. 
What other maintenance tasks can we do together? --Ed Poor 12:04, 11 May 2007 (EDT)
- It seems that there are a lot of templates that are not being user and/or are worthless. Going through those would be good. Thanks for the help! CPWebmaster 12:07, 11 May 2007 (EDT)
- I deleted 4 unused templates. --Ed Poor 12:17, 11 May 2007 (EDT)
- Could you also remove them from help:templates please? Philip J. Rayment 19:38, 11 May 2007 (EDT)
- I was addressing that request to Ed, but thanks anyway. Philip J. Rayment 00:26, 12 May 2007 (EDT)
Actually, a few of those deleted templates were either in use (although in only one or two pages). Also, a few were designed to be used with Subst:, which means that they aren't "in use" but may still be required. Philip J. Rayment 00:43, 12 May 2007 (EDT)
I have two suggestions:
- You really should install interwiki links to Wikipedia, it would make life easier.
- Extra namespaces, i.e. "Debate:" would also be helpful. Currently, all debate pages reside in the Project namespace, which, to a techie like myself, is physically painful :).
--Liπus the Turbohacker(contact me) 20:23, 11 May 2007 (EDT)
- What's the point of the interwiki links if we are normally not supposed to link to Wikipedia anyway?
- I agree with the second suggestion.
- Philip J. Rayment 00:29, 12 May 2007 (EDT)
- Yes, I agree with Philip. Another Sysop on Friday found several pictures linked to article pages here, from WP. --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 01:53, 12 May 2007 (EDT)
Kewl. Thanks. --Liπus the Turbohacker(contact me) 11:05, 12 May 2007 (EDT)
Once more thing: for a wiki of this description, Oversight might be quite useful. For instance, if Icew*dge decides to use an edit summary of "F*** F*** F*** F*** F***", it can be hidden, so people won't stumble across it. --Liπus the Turbohacker(contact me) 17:47, 12 May 2007 (EDT)
Oh yes, and you should add a licensing menu to the upload page. --Liπus the Turbohacker(contact me) 16:20, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
My talk page, somewhere on it is the ice name, and spam filter is not allowing me to save my changes with it on there.....--Sysop-TK /MyTalk 08:05, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
- Fixed it. --Liπus the Turbohacker(contact me) 11:44, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
- Now, now, you fixed it on my page, but don't the filters need tweaking really? --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 12:01, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
- Just put I**W*****. We really don't want them to be able to post that anywhere on the site. CPWebmaster 12:19, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
- Unless that is case-sensitive and excludes spaces, I can easily imagine that having too many false positives. By the way, you beat me to ban the latest incarnation of said vandal by a very few seconds! Philip J. Rayment 12:36, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
- Our two Philip's are like dynamos today! --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 13:45, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
- I used Unicode… --Liπus the Turbohacker(contact me) 16:19, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
- Something has indeed changed, for I cannot remain logged in as I used to. I didn't change my comp settings, but now being idle for 15 + minutes, I must log in again. --Sysop-TK /MyTalk 19:01, 13 May 2007 (EDT)
I can't figure out how to change my default signature and decided you would be the most appropriate person to ask.