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Edits to 1984

Thanks for your superb edits to 1984. You might be interested in this discussion we've had about Orwell:Mystery:Did George Orwell Become a Conservative?--Aschlafly 16:45, 29 October 2008 (EDT)

Hey, thanks! I added a new section also, called Governmental Structure. I also revamped the plot a bit.

The Message

I really enjoyed your new entry The Message and your quote from Psalm 23!--aschlafly 20:40, 20 December 2008 (EST)

Hey thanks! You gave me the idea to create articles about Bibles. I'd even like to make a table of all the translations and put it at the bottom of the pages, you know.

I bet there's more good stuff to find in Bible translations, and it's extremely educational to study these issues. I find it fascinating.--aschlafly 22:19, 20 December 2008 (EST)

Second model answer

I just added a second model answer from your homework. Well done!--aschlafly 11:16, 21 December 2008 (EST)

Thanks so much! Hey, I did a real good job! :)

Block reversed

I'm surprised that you were able even to edit my talk page. In any event, the block has been removed.--TerryHTalk 23:04, 29 December 2008 (EST)

Thanks. Interestingly, it disappeared a few minutes later so that in fact I have been editing all day. Who knows. But thanks. User:AddisonDM 29 December 2008

Please feel free to create a Creation article and then put the pics you wanted in the article.

Please feel free to create a Creation article and then put the pics you wanted in the article. conservative 21:06, 31 December 2008 (EST)


Congratulations on your promotion to Sysop (Admin) status! This gives you many new privileges. Well deserved!--aschlafly 23:45, 31 December 2008 (EST)

Wow! That is honoring. Haha now I can edit at night! Thanks so much. Happy New Year all! User:AddisonDM 1 January 2009

Very well deserved indeed!--aschlafly 00:54, 1 January 2009 (EST)

Congrats Addison. I hope we can work together on the news project, etc. this year. --DeanStalk 01:21, 1 January 2009 (EST)

and many congratulations (and happy new year!) from me too. I look forward to working even closer with you this year.--KotomiTohayougozaimasu 06:27, 1 January 2009 (EST)
Congratulations! --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 09:08, 1 January 2009 (EST)
You did good kid, go team and Happy New Year. --Jpatt 23:02, 1 January 2009 (EST)

Thank you all so much. Happy and BLESSED New Year. User:AddisonDM 1 January 2009

Congratulations on your promotion! --DinsdaleP 13:16, 4 January 2009 (EST)

Move requests

Thank you for taking care of all these move requests. Some of them had been bugging me for quite some time, but unfortunately there was nothing I could do about them. -Foxtrot 12:06, 3 January 2009 (EST)

Thanks! User:AddisonDM 3 January 2009

Some help?

Would you like some help with all those moves? Problem is I can not remember where to find the list of pages! --KotomiTohayougozaimasu 13:13, 3 January 2009 (EST)

You made a good decision on using "Debate" for debates, Addison, rather than putting them in the "Conservapedia" namespace.--Andy Schlafly 14:19, 3 January 2009 (EST)


Terrific cleaning up with your deletions!--Andy Schlafly 15:11, 3 January 2009 (EST)

Thank you!

Thanks for the Edmund Ironside fix. I had asked for that to be done months ago but was ignored. AlanE 15:56, 3 January 2009 (EST)
I think I have finished the debates clean up. --KotomiTohayougozaimasu 04:29, 4 January 2009 (EST)

Please block

I see that you are an administrator. Could you please block User:NumaL, he is making a mess. Daniel_Kuyper 11:46, 4 January 2009 (EST)

Oklahoma City Thunder

Thanks for moving that page! WesleySHello! 12:19, 4 January 2009 (EST)

Essay:Examples of Moronic Vandalism by the "tolerant"

Addison, I'm sorry, but I had to delete your essay for inappropriate content. Even though you substituted symbols for the vowels, it was still inappropriate. --DeanStalk 18:48, 4 January 2009 (EST)

Alright. That will stand unless and until Andy himself agrees. In fact, he likes it. I am going to ask him what he thinks. As he says, he has the last word.

Could you re-name an article???

Hello AddisonDM!!! I was wondering if you could change the title of the Why do people choose homosexuality? article to "Mystery:Why do people choose homosexuality?". It is in the category mystery but is not titled like the others (i.e. does not have "Mystery" on the beginning of the title). If you could fix that I would appreciate that very much. Hope you had a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!! --AmeliaJ 17:56, 5 January 2009 (EST)

Your welcome!!! --AmeliaJ 18:05, 5 January 2009 (EST)


Please see Michaelds' edits and do whatever necessary Bradlaugh 18:07, 5 January 2009 (EST)

I believe he is already gone.


Addison, all templates are to be locked, sysop only, all the time. No exceptions. Per Andy. Thanks! --₮K/Administrator/Talk 02:07, 6 January 2009 (EST)

This wasn't acknowledged....did you see it? --₮K/Administrator/Talk 14:18, 6 January 2009 (EST)

Hans Christian Andersen

Hi, I noticed you added an edit to the page Hans Christian Anderson. I added a merge template to this page back in September 2008, noting that the name of the article is mis-spelled and should be Hans Christian Andersen for which we also have a page. Somehow the suggestion to merge must have been overlooked, and edits continued to be made to the page with the incorrect name. Now that you are a Sysop, I think you should be able to correct the name of the page, otherwise I would urge you to merge the two pages, and not to keep the page that is mis-spelled. Thanks! Taj 19:27, 6 January 2009 (EST)

That was fast - you must have fixed this 30 seconds before I hit save on this edit, lol. Thanks! Taj 19:30, 6 January 2009 (EST)

Hi AddmisonDM,
It's best to just redirect the pages instead of deleting them first. That way it saves a step and also saves the history.
Learn together 12:55, 7 January 2009 (EST)

Answer to question Re. Favicon

Addison, I just created a "mini-logo" (referred to as a favicon). Thanks for the suggestion! CPWebmaster 22:44, 7 January 2009 (EST)


How's your studying going??!!!! Got any tips to give me?? ;-P JK... ~BethTalk2ME 18:54, 8 January 2009 (EST)

Requests for adminship

The 'Conservapedia : Requests for Adminship' page is on the wanted page list even though you deleted it, should i recreate it, or should i leave the space empty?---- 50 star flag.png PhilipV I Support our Troops! 21:08, 9 January 2009 (EST)

Christmas Campaign

Thank you for participating in the Christmas Campaign. Here is the Campaign medal. God bless, Geoff PlourdeComplain! 01:54, 10 January 2009 (EST)

Thank you!

FYI, Oxford

Oxford’s IP range is: - and isn’t involved in any range blocks. This is just another example of the liberal trolls and vandals at certain sites use of the "big lie technique", which they spam out to everyone with block rights, to raise a false flag issue. --₮K/Admin/Talk 18:04, 12 January 2009 (EST)


Addison, please stop adding articles to the template. It appears like a navigation template, but it was for information, and just a few pertinent articles were intended to be on it, to help our users understand what it means to be a liberal, is all. Thanks! --₮K/Admin/Talk 21:29, 12 January 2009 (EST)

Template categorization

There seems to be a problem with your recent categorizing of templates. All pages that use the templates that you categorized are now in Category:Navigation box. I hope this doesn't cause much extra work for you, but I had to let you know. WesleySHello! 20:04, 14 January 2009 (EST)

Edit disputes with senior administrators......

Please work it out via email, but refrain from adding back in liberal bias, or removing parts added by other senior administrators, per the article talk page. Thanks. --₮K/Admin/Talk 22:33, 17 January 2009 (EST)

Move of GSP

I had noticed that you removed my move request for Georges St. Pierre. The current article title is misspelled. Could you please look into that? The current article title is Georges St-Pierre. Thanks! JY23 15:42, 18 January 2009 (EST)

Essay:Greatest achievements of human history

You do realise that this was copied from a site whose name must not be mentioned, and that is why it was deleted? BrianCo 18:31, 18 January 2009 (EST)

Normally it is good form to reply on the same page as where a comment was made to avoid what is known as "ping-ponging". Conversations get very difficult to follow otherwise. Also please note that my user page is currently locked and so I cannot reply on it. Thanks. BrianCo 18:37, 18 January 2009 (EST)
Sorry. I didn't know it was locked! Anyway, I will remember your advice, and I deleted the article. AddisonDM 18:39, 18 January 2009 (EST)

Record shows Philip Rayment unlocked that page at 15:03, 17 January 2009. Yesterday, in other words. I had locked it a week ago when the user said he would be away "on an extended wiki vacation". --₮K/Admin/Talk 20:59, 18 January 2009 (EST)

World History edit


BethanyS Contribs

Here are my major contributions:

  1. Emiliano Zapato
  2. Sacagawea
  3. Annie Oakley
  4. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
  5. Carol Moseley-Braun
  6. Catherine Ferguson
  7. John Glenn
  8. Virginia Dare
  9. Nathan Hale
  10. John Hancock
  11. John Paul Jones
  12. Francis Scott Key
  13. Sandra Day O'Connor
  14. Harriet Tubman
  15. Veterans Day
  16. Ethan Allen
  17. Mary McLeod Bethune
  18. George Calvert
  19. John Eliot
  20. Townsend Harris
  21. Robert H. Goddard
  22. Eragon
  23. Elves
  24. Dwarf (mythology)‎
  25. Orc (Middle-earth)
  26. Alagaesia
  27. Lemuel Haynes
  28. Thomas Jackson
  29. Meriwether Lewis
  30. Inheritance Trilogy
  31. Christopher Paolini
  32. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  33. Abolitionist
  34. Levi Strauss
  35. Hummingbird
  36. Allen's Hummingbird
  37. Amazilia Hummingbird
  38. Amethyst Woodstar
  39. Forget-Me-Not
  40. USS Abraham (1858)
  41. Absaroka
  42. USS Absegami (SP-317)
  43. USS Acacia (1863)
  44. USS Absecon (AVP-23)
  45. Accelerate
  46. USS Accentor (AMc-36)
  47. USS Accentor (AMCU-15)
  48. USS Accohanoc (YTM-545)
  49. USS Accokeek (ATA-181)
  50. USS Accomac (YTL-18)
  51. USS Accomac (APB-49)
  52. USS Accomac (YTB-812)
  53. Acedia
  54. USS Achelous (ARL-1)
  55. USS Achernar (AKA-53)
  56. USS Achigan (YTB-219)
  57. The Achilles
  58. USS Achomawi (ATF-148)
  59. USS Acme (MSO-508)
  60. USS Acoma (SP-1228)
  61. USS Acoma (YTB-701)
  62. USS Acontius (AGP-12)
  63. Acoupa
  64. USS Acree (DE-167)
  65. USS Action (PG-86)
  66. USS Active (1779)
  67. USS Active (1837)
  68. USS Active (1888)
  69. USS Active (1917)
  70. USS Active (YT-112)
  71. USS Actus (SP-516)
  72. USS Adelheid (1903)
  73. USS Adelphi (T-AG-181)
  74. USS Adept (AFD-23)
  75. USS Adhara (AK-71)
  76. USS Adirondack (1860)
  77. USS Adirondack (1917)
  78. USS Adirondack (AGC-15)
  79. USS Adjutant (AM-351)
  80. USS Admirable (AM-136)
  81. Admiral C. F. Hughes
  82. USS Admiral D. W. Taylor (AP-128)
  83. USS Admiral E. W. Eberle (AP-123)
  84. USS Admiral Glass (YFB-2)‎
  85. USS Admiral H. T. Mayo (AP-125)
  86. USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126)
  87. USS Admiral R. E. Coontz (AP-122)
  88. USS Admiral W. L. Capps (AP-121)
  89. USS Admiral W. S. Benson (AP-120)
  90. USS Admiral W. S. Sims (AP-127)‎
  91. USS Admiral (1863)
  92. USS Admiral (SP-541)
  93. USS Admiral (SP-967)‎
  94. USS Admiralty Islands (CVE-99)
  95. USS Admittance (1847)
  96. USS Adolph Hugel (1860)
  97. USS Admiral F. B. Upham (AP-129)
  98. USS Adonis (LST-83)
  99. Adopt‎
  100. Adria
  101. Adrian‎
  102. Adriana‎
  103. Adroit-2‎
  104. Advance‎
  105. Advance-2‎
  106. Advance-3‎
  107. Eldest
  108. Orik
  109. King Hrothgar
  110. Three-Fifths Compromise‎
  111. Escobedo v. Illinois‎
  112. Agenda Setting
  113. Appellate jurisdiction‎
  114. Bill of Attainder
  115. Blanket Primary
  116. Block grants
  117. Capital-gains Tax‎
  118. Jim Elliot‎
  119. Casework‎
  120. Closed Convention
  121. Closed Rule
  122. Committee Report
  123. Comparable worth‎
  124. Concurring Opinion
  125. Congressional Review
  126. Congressional-executive Agreement‎
  127. Constitutional Courts
  128. Cost-benefit Analysis
  129. Cross-ownership
  130. De Facto Segregation
  131. De Jure Segregation
  132. Discount Rate
  133. Entitlements
  134. Discretionary Spending
  135. Exclusionary Rule
  136. Executive Agreement
  137. Executive Order‎
  138. Fast Track Authority
  139. Federal Budget Deficit‎
  140. Fiscal Federalism
  141. Flat tax
  142. Front-loading
  143. Gender Gap
  144. General Agreement on Tariff and Trade
  145. Good-faith Exception‎
  146. Incorporation Doctrine‎
  147. Independent Executive Agency
  148. Independent Regulatory Agency
  149. Interest Group
  150. Issue Network‎
  151. Judicial Restraint
  152. Keynesian Economics
  153. Unemployment Rate
  154. LAPS Test‎
  155. Legislative Courts
  156. Legislative veto
  157. Lobbying
  158. Margin of Error
  159. Means Test
  160. Midterm elections‎
  161. Minimum-rationality standard‎
  162. New Deal Coalition
  163. Plurality opinion
  164. Policy formulation
  165. Proportional representation
  166. Random sampling
  167. Reserved powers
  168. Reverse discrimination
  169. Inheritance Cycle
  170. Beor Mountains‎
  171. Stem‎
  172. Amethyst-throated Hummingbird‎
  173. Advance-4
  174. Advance-5
  175. Advance-6‎
  176. Active judge‎
  177. Senior judge
  178. Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO)
  179. Alternate Juror
  180. Appellant
  181. Article III Judge
  182. Assets
  183. Assume
  184. Automatic stay‎
  185. Bankruptcy administrator‎
  186. Bankruptcy Code
  187. Bankruptcy court‎
  188. Bankruptcy estate
  189. Bankruptcy petition‎
  190. Bankruptcy trustee
  191. Case file
  192. Caseload
  193. Chapter 7
  194. Chapter 7 trustee
  195. Chapter 9‎
  196. Chapter 11
  197. Chapter 12‎
  198. Chapter 13‎
  199. Chapter 13 trustee
  200. Chapter 15
  201. Hercule Poirot
  202. Brisngr
  203. Eragon (character)
  204. Teaching English Abroad‎
  205. Brisingr (word)
  206. John William Waterhouse
  207. The Lady of Shalott
  208. Elaine of Astolat‎
  209. King Hrothgar (character)
  210. Arya (character)
  211. Samwise Gamgee
  212. User:BethanyS/Abraham Lincoln

I think that's it!! Have fun!! ~BethTalk2ME 15:11, 12 February 2009 (EST)

Factual Edit Reverted

If you could, please explain why you reverted my edit to the Theory of Gravity. As you can tell, I'm new here and still feeling my way around. Thank you, SteveMH 18:46, 12 February 2009 (EST)

Admin list?

Link? --₮K/Admin/Talk 19:05, 13 February 2009 (EST)


Hi, how do I get a picture for the Ingrid Newkirk article? Thanks --BobBobBob 12:45, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Category:Navigation box

Hey Addison! So just so you know, I took a look at the problem you and Wesley mentioned on TK's page. I've found that that the problem is a lack of <noinclude></noinclude> tags around the category. Noinclude tags say that when this template is shown on another page, ignore the stuff inside these tags. Here and here you added the category to templates. On face-value that's fine, but the problem is you didn't put noinclude tags around the category, so that category showed up on every page that had either of those templates on it. (Also note that Template:Delete is not a navbox - navboxes are for the purpose of navigating the wiki ... going from one article to another; Template:Delete is more of a notice box, if you will). I'll try to find some more templates with the problem and fix them up. Just so you know - that's a very easy mistake to make, so definitely don't worry about it.--IDuan 17:32, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Thank you! That was an annoying problem! AddisonDM 20:51, 16 February 2009 (EST)


Article Conservapedia is a good idea. It is also a success in views. I agree that Philip deserves to be there as well as TerryH, Karajou, Conservative, CPWebmaster, Jpatt, JessicaT and Learn together. --Joaquín Martínez 10:24, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Thanks! Will do. BTW, Conservative is already there. AddisonDM 13:08, 21 February 2009 (EST)
User:AlanE has done an excellent work also in music. --Joaquín Martínez 17:28, 21 February 2009 (EST)
Thanks. I'll look into his contribs. AddisonDM 17:29, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Hello my fellow freshman sysop, HelpJazz was not a vandal. He was in fact a moderate and through no fault of his own, was the target of a parodist plot by a vandal website. Subsequently, he left us for them and made negative comments about CP. This resulted in banishment. If he decided otherwise, he would most likely be invited back.--jpatt 22:49, 22 February 2009 (EST)

  • The negative comments were being made well before Jazz was removed from this site. That is a documented fact. In fact to call them "negative comments" is a deceit as they were most vile and base. While one or two editors here, who later admitted to being parodists were hostile to him, the fact he was not trusted much, from the beginning, is also a documented fact. HelpJazz was rewarded at a well-known vandal site by being made an Administrator there. Mr. Schlafly, as well as the majority of senior administrators, have made it very clear that that he isn't welcome back. --₮K/Admin/Talk 02:33, 23 February 2009 (EST)

These were apparently overlooked for deletion

Conservapedia:Which Christian denomination is the most true to the central teachings of Christianity

Conservapedia:If Jesus was alive to day, where on the political spectrum would he fall

Conservapedia:Could God create a rock so heavy that he himself could not lift it

Conservapedia:How can we protect Conservapedia by distinguishing real conservative encyclopedia articles from satires written by liberals

Creator of said pages is a long ago blocked vandal. Jinxmchue 20:25, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Thanks, I'll check them out. AddisonDM 20:29, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Paris image cats

Addison, I just created Category:Paris and there's a bunch of images that should be categorized in it, but they are protected. Can you put them there?

- Foxtrot 17:02, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Sure! Thanks. AddisonDM 17:03, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Thanks! -Foxtrot 03:08, 26 February 2009 (EST)

A tip for you

When you welcome new users, on the template, you can add "|sig=" and then the four tildes (like this: {{Welcome|sig=~~~~}}). It prevents one having to make an extra edit. Hope this helps, JY23 20:54, 27 February 2009 (EST)

Thanks! That works better. AddisonDM 20:55, 27 February 2009 (EST)
You're welcome. JY23 20:58, 27 February 2009 (EST)

Page Count

I'm not sure why Conservative would delete the page in the first place, but I'll look into fixing it. What was the count before the deletion? Thanks! CPWebmasterTalk 23:15, 3 March 2009 (EST)

500,000. AddisonDM 14:34, 4 March 2009 (EST)

Protecting images

I appreciate all the cool images you've been uploading and inserting in our articles. Since it's our policy to protect all images, I have been doing this for you. I think it's time for you to start protecting the images you upload. Usually we upload a pic, and then protect it before doing another upload. Or you can use the upload log to do them all at once when you're done uploading. --DeanStalk 20:39, 10 March 2009 (EDT)

Certainly, and thanks for doing it in the past. I had not been aware of this policy but I will definitely follow it in the future. Thanks. AddisonDM 20:41, 10 March 2009 (EDT)

Unlock a template

I can see you are busy, but can you unlock {{NewEnglandPatriots}} for me? I've got some transactions to update. Thanks a lot! WesleySHello! 15:10, 14 March 2009 (EDT)

Oh, and could you unlock {{MiamiDolphins}}? That roster is seriously out of date. Thanks, --JY23 18:11, 14 March 2009 (EDT)

Spell Checking

Good spell checkers are an add-on for both Internet Explorer and Firefox Browsers, that do exactly that, and of course recommended by both browsers, and safe. Just FYI. --₮K/Admin/Talk 22:20, 20 March 2009 (EDT)

Thanks, I'll look into that. AddisonDM 22:21, 20 March 2009 (EDT)
Cool....we have a bit about that HERE. --₮K/Admin/Talk 22:31, 20 March 2009 (EDT)


Nice job on the portraits of famous people! RJJensen 22:41, 1 April 2009 (EDT)

Thanks! I'm going to be doing more in the next few days too. I want all categories to have images in them, and most articles to have images too. AddisonDM 22:42, 1 April 2009 (EDT)


I think Essay:The_Coming_Fifth_Great_Awakening_in_America should be nominated for Article for the Week. --Jpatt 23:29, 3 April 2009 (EDT)

Thanks! Not sure how that works. Want to look into it for me :). Seriously, that's really great! I'll look into it. AddisonDM 23:31, 3 April 2009 (EDT)
Hey, I had a look at the essay and it's very good and should be more prominent. I voted on it at the featured articles page, and while it may not be the vote you wanted, I hope my explanation makes my reasoning clear. -Foxtrot 06:57, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
Way to go kid, looks good in the mainspace.--Jpatt 22:52, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
Thanks so much all you guys on the committee, and Jpatt too. Whenever I congratualted someone on getting Feautured Article, I though "It'd be cool to get that myself..." Thanks! AddisonDM 23:14, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
You just deserve it. --Joaquín Martínez 23:25, 8 April 2009 (EDT)
Good job! Like I said, I wanted it to be featured, I just maybe thought it deserved its own spotlight. But this works too. Well done. --Foxtrot 04:27, 9 April 2009 (EDT)


Alluding to this is completely unnecessary. I don't want my children reading this encyclopedia if it directly references every profane rant from a liberal. - Allison

Hmmm, first of all, Conservapedia contains virtually no profanity or references of liberal rants at all. It was my thought that the disgusting behavior of Perez Hilton should be exposed, but now that you mention it I'm not sure it fits with site policy. But I'll leave it for now and please do not revert my edit. AddisonDM 23:47, 1 May 2009 (EDT)
The point was that he rescinded his apology, not that he is profane (we already knew this). At what point does it become too profane to even quote? For a Christian encyclopedia, I think it already crossed the line. Perez Hilton being profane has absolutely nothing to do with him being a bigot. If you think it does, please explain. - Allison
I don't want to make an argument, but since the quote is merely an allusion and the letters censored, I don't see how can be offensive to a reader.
Since he would make this allusion while claiming to be apologizing does show bigotry and reveal his character. It's not because it's profanity that I want to include it, of course, but because it is an insight into how bigoted the guy is, that he cannot even make a real apology after going on a rant against Prejean. So yes, I do think his bigotry is revealed by his profanity. AddisonDM 23:55, 1 May 2009 (EDT)

You're on a very slippery slope. God forbid some liberal chooses even more profane language that you will thinly veil and quote. Thanks but, I'll take my children elsewhere for a Christian resource. - Allison

Not a slippery slope at all. Here, let me ask JPatt who has made most of the article what he thinks. He is another admin. AddisonDM 00:01, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
Children will have no idea what the missing word is. Those old enough to discern its meaning, will know it is a never acceptable, demeaning word, and therefore defines what kind of man the judge is, and one of obvious low self esteem and morals. Allison, please learn how to sign your posts, with the date and time stamp, please. It is our policy here to NOT revert Administrators, so please read up on it, okay? As the article stands, I don't see anything to object to. It is important that we value the truth (it will set us all free) and show these vile liberals for what they really are. How else can our children protect themselves? --₮K/Admin/Talk 01:22, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
I say ban the obvious troll and unblock the article for editing. Jinx McHue 11:40, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
I agree with TK completely. But Jinx, I don't think we need a ban yet. Just let's leave the article as it is for now. AddisonDM 11:41, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
I posted an alternative in the article's talk in response to your post there before I saw the troll's activity. Let me know what you think. (The troll seems to have run off anyway.) Jinx McHue 11:45, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
Your alternative is good, but since TK and I, both admins, like the article as is, I see no need to change it. That's no insult, but I think it's fine right now. But thanks anyway. AddisonDM 12:09, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
It's okay. I wrote the original version, so I'm happy either way. (Not that I'd be mad if it were to be changed.) Jinx McHue 12:11, 2 May 2009 (EDT)

(undent) Great then. AddisonDM 12:13, 2 May 2009 (EDT)

Told you she was an obvious troll. I love it when I'm right, which is most of the time. Their Poe's Law is such bunk. Jinx McHue 19:39, 2 May 2009 (EDT)

Superb entry!

Addison, the entry that you started entitled Freedom From Religion Foundation is superb!--Andy Schlafly 15:17, 2 May 2009 (EDT)

Thanks! I thought those misleading claims needed to be debunked.AddisonDM 15:48, 2 May 2009 (EDT)
Very nice. Their stupid bus sign campaign needs to be added, too. I can help with that. Jinx McHue 14:29, 3 May 2009 (EDT)
Thanks. Good idea. AddisonDM 15:22, 3 May 2009 (EDT)

Thanks for the block

Thanks for the block on the user that was blanking my (and JPatt's) userpage--IDuan 23:04, 3 May 2009 (EDT)

Very welcome! That's always fun getting one of those guys. AddisonDM 23:04, 3 May 2009 (EDT)

Hi & Thanks

Hi Addison! Thanks so much for the congrats and the welcome. :-) I really enjoyed reading all the quotes on your user page. Very insightful. I especially liked the one about the free lunch... haha! --PhyllisS 21:52, 9 May 2009 (EDT)

Yeah! I like that one too, and since you seem to be interested in science. Haha you use "insightful" just like your dad! AddisonDM 12:50, 10 May 2009 (EDT)


Addison, I would be more than willing to have a proper discussion with you without personal attacks. I just find it quite difficult to get anything said amidst the sheer lunacy that seems to go on at this website with such stunning regulary. --Samjames 21:57, 20 May 2009 (EDT)

Thanks. If you want feel free to email. It is true that something like this has everyone jumping on it. AddisonDM 22:01, 20 May 2009 (EDT)
I'm sorry, but where exactly is your address? I can't seem to find it. --Samjames 22:27, 20 May 2009 (EDT)
On the left side of the screen, under "help" and "world history" banners, there is "edit console." in the edit console list is "email this user". Click on my userpage and that link will appear. Click it and it will being up an email writer and you can send from there. AddisonDM 22:32, 20 May 2009 (EDT)
That link isn't there for me. Maybe it only appears for certain users?--Samjames 22:45, 20 May 2009 (EDT)
I don't know what to say. Software problem?? AddisonDM 22:46, 20 May 2009 (EDT)
Sam, please provide your insights on this wiki. I'd like to see them too. If you're polite, then I'm sure others will be polite in return.--Andy Schlafly 22:48, 20 May 2009 (EDT)
How, exactly? I should warn you now that I tend to veer left-of-centre, and insights of mine probably will too.--Samjames 18:56, 21 May 2009 (EDT)
  • It isn't left-of-center thoughts that get a user blocked. It is insertion, into articles, and arguing those points without end, usually accompanied by uncivil comments and trolling, that get people blocked. --₮K/Admin/Talk 19:08, 21 May 2009 (EDT)


You really made a good page in a short amount of time.--Jpatt 23:34, 20 May 2009 (EDT)

Thanks! I'm really interested in all of this right now, so I thought I might as well do the article now. AddisonDM 23:36, 20 May 2009 (EDT)


Okay, Addison. I've been asked for my insights, and my insights I will offer. Hopefully we can keep a certain level of philosophical and scientific rigour to our discussions, and maybe a bit of civility, too. Starting off with something simple:

It seems wrong and contradictory to me that conservative christians can so strongly support the military when the Bible quite plainly states "thou shall not kill" and one of the military's main functions is killing.

Thoughts? --Samjames 22:13, 24 May 2009 (EDT)

Well, okay. It goes like this. Almost no one denies that self-defense (or defending someone else) is justifiable by that commandment. So fighting a war for national security or to remove a murderous dictator is generally just.
The military is something to be respected for its actions, not as a general rule. In my view, most of America's wars have been just and the service of our military has been just as well. It has never been to commit war crimes or to fight a war without the intent of saving American or foreign lives.
So: if our military and our nation habitually waged unjust wars, I would not uphold them and in fact I would criticize those who do of contradiction. But if they have not, then I do uphold them. So let me ask you, do you accuse the military of fighting unjust wars?
Right on Addison. Yes, liberals pick and choose which wars are worthy of opposing (no protests scheduled for the Sri Lanka war) but if it involves the USA- they love to feel all righteous opposing the USA!--Jpatt 23:15, 24 May 2009 (EDT)
Thanks for those illuminating comments, Jpatt. I had no idea that being "civil" included using the term "liberal" as an insult. I will now proceed to ignore you.
Sorry for taking so long to respond, Addison. Exams tend to do that to a person. I see what you're saying about self-defense, and that's a legitimate argument; however, I do indeed feel that a lot of wars on the parts of many countries are unjust, the US included. A lot of American wars are waged for reasons that are more self-centered than anything else. I mean, the Iraq War was started as a reaction to information that the Bush Administration mostly made up. You could say the Iraq War was more for oil than anything else, although I will admit that's debatable.
You can't really say that the US is entering wars for altruistic, world peace-fostering reasons. What about the hundreds of countries with fewer political freedoms than existed in Iraq? Why was there so little US involvement in the Somali or Rwandan civil wars?
Even wars where the US is making some sort of effort to protect itself or solve problems aren't very just at all, considering that the US hardly tries other options. The US doesn't try very hard to find diplomatic solutions to problems. The US can't just do whatever it pleases, become involved in wars because other countries are pissed at them, and then call such wars just. As long as there are other courses of action it's not okay to enter conflicts where lives, innocent or otherwise, might be lost.--Samjames 17:45, 10 June 2009 (EDT)
Iraq was fought much because the whole world thought Saddam had WMDs. So there was a genuine national security element to it. There was also an altruistic element? The difference between Iraq and Sudan is that Sudan has no national security benefit. Do you think it's okay for a nation to choose a war that has national security potential and altruistic benefits over a war that has nothing in the nations's best interest? AddisonDM 19:49, 10 June 2009 (EDT)

You believe that Wikipedia qualifies as a true encyclopedia?

I believe they erroneously describe themselves as an encyclopedia. Brown25 21:12, 25 May 2009 (EDT)

You might have a point. I defer to Addison's decision about your edit to Wikipedia.--Andy Schlafly 21:34, 25 May 2009 (EDT)
Brown, I reverted your edit mainly because it was unclear. You do have a point, but I beleive that is addressed in the article as a whole. Wikipedia is definitely not comparable to World Book or Britannica, but then neither are we! I think the term "online encyclopedia" is fine for the lead sentence. AddisonDM 21:39, 25 May 2009 (EDT)

New Users

I suspect Garshepp may be a vandal that joined during this current wave of new user registrations. I warned him on his talk page, but unfortunately I can't help you out with blocks! --Economist 22:45, 29 May 2009 (EDT)

Thanks. I'll check him. I just got two in a row! AddisonDM 22:47, 29 May 2009 (EDT)

The Missing Link

Good catch on "rimming" [1] --Ed Poor Talk 15:45, 1 June 2009 (EDT)

Haha thanks! AddisonDM 16:28, 1 June 2009 (EDT)


Hi Addison! Thanks for the comment on my talk page - come sign it! :p lol. :D - Taj 20:54, 1 June 2009 (EDT)

Block him for not signing, Taj! :p --ṬK/Admin/Talk 02:59, 2 June 2009 (EDT)

Also See / See Also

One is a Wikipedia convention, but other sites, a search I just did, reverse it. Suggestions? --ṬK/Admin/Talk 17:29, 8 June 2009 (EDT)

Well, I've always seen here "see also" so I thought that was our way of doing it. Either way, I do prefer it. "Also see" sounds like a command, "see also" sounds like a nice suggestion :). AddisonDM 18:25, 8 June 2009 (EDT)
  • ROFL! Okay, I will enshrine it just that way, if it isn't already. --ṬK/Admin/Talk 18:34, 8 June 2009 (EDT)
Thanks. AddisonDM 19:09, 8 June 2009 (EDT)

Upload screen

Did you decide not to edit it? I would suggest these additions:

  • Please accurately name the image you are uploading, changing the name if necessary to remove numbers and present a concise description of what the image is or about. EXAMPLE: BrazilFlag.jpg, not 12390cfeji2034.jpg.
  • Remember to add a category to this image, or more than one if necessary. EXAMPLE: Category: Image, Category:World Flags, Category: Brazil.
  • Our image protection policy requires all uploaded images be locked. Please don't add cascading protection to images.

--ṬK/Admin/Talk 03:58, 10 June 2009 (EDT)

I didn't edit it yesterday but I'll do it this afternoon. Good suggestions, and that should make a more streamlined collection of images here. AddisonDM 12:47, 10 June 2009 (EDT)
How's it now? AddisonDM 13:17, 10 June 2009 (EDT)
Perfect! Big thanks to you and Jallen for for identifying a needed fix! --ṬK/Admin/Talk 17:22, 10 June 2009 (EDT)
Thanks! AddisonDM 17:38, 10 June 2009 (EDT)

A Storehouse of Knowledge

Why did you remove some of what I wrote? BeatriceM 12:41, 12 June 2009 (EDT)

"Philip Rayment is very reasonable" is non-encyclopedic. The article is about the encyclopedia itself, not the owner. AddisonDM 12:45, 12 June 2009 (EDT)

Not a minor edit

  • Liberalism began as a movement for individual liberties, but today is increasingly statist, and in Europe even socialistic.

Careful with that "minor edit" checkbox, eh? --Ed Poor Talk 18:36, 15 June 2009 (EDT)

Ok. I thought I was not really changing the substance of the defintion but I guess it was not a "minor" edit.
For that matter, is "minor edit" actually defined anywhere? AddisonDM 20:28, 15 June 2009 (EDT)
It is now. --ṬK/Admin/Talk 21:31, 15 June 2009 (EDT)
Why thank you. AddisonDM 21:59, 15 June 2009 (EDT)
It is basically, as I am sure you noticed, a pretty generic definition, among leading (and not so leading) wikis. But you had a good point and it filled a gap. --ṬK/Admin/Talk 22:14, 15 June 2009 (EDT)

Featured articles

Done, congratulation! Godspeed. --Joaquín Martínez 18:47, 16 June 2009 (EDT)

Thank you very much Joaquin! AddisonDM 18:58, 16 June 2009 (EDT)
Behind the times, congrats again! --ṬK/Admin/Talk 17:21, 19 June 2009 (EDT)

Only behind by three days! thank you. AddisonDM 19:40, 19 June 2009 (EDT)