User talk:Progressingamerica

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Useful links


Hello, Progressingamerica, and welcome to Conservapedia!

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

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

Thanks for reading, Progressingamerica!

--JoeyJ 11:05, 26 May 2014 (EDT)

Account promoted

I've enjoyed your edits, and your blog, and just added some new rights to your account. Please let me know if any additional rights, such as the ability to do early-morning editing, would be helpful.

The recent upgrade to the new WikiEditor makes references easier to add, by clicking the open-book button on the edit toolbar. If you have any questions, please let me know. Your approach in focusing on the Progressive Era is fascinating!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 17:36, 9 August 2015 (EDT)

Thanks Andy, I appreciate it. Progressingamerica (talk) 20:53, 27 August 2015 (EDT)
Restoring your edits from the data outage is a challenge! It may take me a few days, but I've made progress tonight. The data is not lost.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 21:52, 27 August 2015 (EDT)
All of your substantive edits from the data outage have been restored, as best I can tell. I learned a lot from your work in restoring them!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 16:59, 30 August 2015 (EDT)

Another account promotion

I just promoted your account to a higher level. Well done!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:49, 31 August 2015 (EDT)

When you block a user....

it's a good idea to look over their recent edits (they were the cause of the block, right?) and see if any of them inflicted damage on mainspace material, and revert same. SamHB (talk) 17:00, 7 September 2015 (EDT)

Olive branch petition

While I like what you have written, some aspects of the sentence style led me to do a Google search. Sections of the article appear to be copied verbatim from other sources, like the Encyclopedia Americana or some books by Charles Knight. (The Knight books appear to have been plagiarized later by Joseph Beale; it just never ends  :-)

This doesn't bother me in the least; I think what you have written is fine. But you need to be aware that the administrators really want things to be in your own words.

SamHB (talk) 00:13, 10 September 2015 (EDT)

I've been reading more of your stuff, and I like it. As a Massachusetts resident, I'm very interested in, and proud of, the role we played in starting this nation. In fact, I wrote up an extensive series on the topic for Ameriwiki.
Joseph Warren: He's the guy who "pushed the button" that started the war. That is, he made the actual decision "The war starts tomorrow morning" and sent Dawes and Revere on their way.
Samuel Prescott: Why did he happen to be riding around in Lexington at 1:00 AM?
Paul Revere's boat: Where did the flannel strips that muffled the oars come from?
SamHB (talk) 00:33, 10 September 2015 (EDT)
I mixed many sources together with my own words, all of the sources in the public domain. That's primarily what I read. Can't trust modern history books. Besides, many *pedia articles start out from the Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, which is also outside of copyright. If you would like me to revert something, let me know.(or take the leap :-) Progressingamerica (talk) 00:43, 10 September 2015 (EDT)

Excellent block and reverts

Superb block and reversion of the edits earlier today!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 11:28, 28 September 2015 (EDT)

Stealth leftists

There appears to be at least one or possibly two leftists pretending to be conservatives on pages I've edited. I'm not sure if they are George Soros hirlings working for Media Matters or Center for American Progress (CAP) or whatever but fake conservatives need to go otherwise they'll do a great deal of damage to the project.Joshmowe (talk) 01:20, 5 October 2015 (EDT)

Its not readily apparent which user/which edit you are referring to. Progressingamerica (talk) 15:37, 5 October 2015 (EDT)

Uploading historical photos

Your account has been upgraded so that you can upload historical photos. Any (unaltered) photo before 1923 is in the public domain and can be copied freely from other sites, preferably with attribution. Any photo after 1923 needs confirmation that it may be copied, with attribution. Try to avoid any images that are larger than 500k in size, or please shrink their data file size first. Congratulations on your additional rights!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 19:27, 17 October 2015 (EDT)

Thanks, I uploaded one as a test.
Perfect! Well done. Please upload more images like that, for placement in entries.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:20, 18 October 2015 (EDT)

Excellent block

Superb block and reversions this morning!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 09:43, 11 November 2015 (EST)


Jpatt just blocked a vandal. And you did just now. What could we do about these vandals who create accounts and only harm Conservapedia?U.U (talk) 23:00, 30 January 2016 (EST)

It might be the same person considering that the troll accounts were occurring back to back. I'm not sure there's much we can do but wait for someone to create a new account and see how they edit, as a show of good faith. I don't believe the intent is for Conservapedia to become a walled garden that nobody can get into. That the create new login function has remained left open indicates that more editors are desired. I for one think that an increase in the amount of routine editors would be a good thing.
As a forward thinking suggestion, I have thought to myself about the capability of the Wiki software that Andy is using to power the site, and if it can do post limits for new accounts. A one-edit-per-half-hour limit for brand new accounts would be extremely beneficial for automated troll busting. I do not know if the software can do it or not. Progressingamerica (talk) 23:16, 30 January 2016 (EST)


A vandal on the loose. [1] I have told DavidB4, Jpatt, and Ashalfly.U.U (talk) 02:34, 27 February 2016 (EST)

He, Rahulbrown, and Josephkocher might also be one and the same person. U.U (talk) 02:41, 27 February 2016 (EST)

Conservapedia's web traffic is up

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

Thank you for all your contributions.

Conservapedia continues to receive millions of page views per month.Conservative (talk) 17:59, 19 April 2016 (EDT)

Account privileges

Your account privileges have been promoted to include "move" and "protect/unprotect" rights. Congratulations!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 18:08, 22 June 2016 (EDT)


Where should I post updates? Thanks.--SammiL (talk) 00:43, 24 June 2016 (EDT)

Hello, you should edit them directly into the Brexit article. I noticed you have only made changes to User_talk: pages, and the Conservapedia rules are strict on that sort of thing. There isn't much reason to have your account banned for such a small thing. We need more editors around here. Progressingamerica (talk) 00:49, 24 June 2016 (EDT)
OK, as you can understand it is very late and any article I edit right now will be prone to errors, I will have a look at it later in the day.--SammiL (talk) 00:51, 24 June 2016 (EDT)

Many thanks and re: articletalkheader

Thanks for all the great work you do. Andy told me how much he appreciates all your content.

Second, as far as use of the template "Articletalkheader" please endeavor to use it sparingly for a few reasons. One, I heard the major search engines don't like websites where a large percentage of the pages are templates. I guess some websites were adding a lot of "filler" via templates to make their website look more full as far as content. Also, Andy is not a fan of templates unless they are vitally needed. He thinks Wikipedia has an overuse of templates.

Again, keep up the good work. You add a lot of informative content. And your work is very much appreciated. Conservative (talk) 09:58, 30 June 2016 (EDT)

Quick note and tip

Thanks for posting to the article One Lost Sheep. Given the reputation of Spurgeon in terms of his preaching, I am sure it ia a great sermon.

Second, I added some relevant category tags so people can find the article better.

Also, in order to help your article be seen by the major search engines, I tried to make it more unique. I added a few pictures. If you want to add an additional picture, that would probably help.

Again, thanks for creating your article. Conservative (talk) 12:06, 9 July 2016 (EDT)


Thanks for blocking that vandal. Maybe I didn't act correctly by reverting every one of his edits while he was still unblocked, but for a while I felt I was the only one monitoring the site. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:19, 28 September 2016 (EDT)

Additional thanks for blocking the vandal. I've since given blocking privileges to the account of ‎1990'sguy.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:33, 29 September 2016 (EDT)

Merry Christmas


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

Merry Christmas! And have a happy New Year's Day. Conservative (talk) 16:33, 24 December 2016 (EST)

Electoral College Map

Hello Progressingamerica, I hope you are having a Merry Christmas. I see that you originally uploaded File:ElectoralCollege2016.jpg, and I would like to ask if you would upload an updated version of the map to show the faithless electors. --1990'sguy (talk) 10:41, 25 December 2016 (EST)

Quick project

Dear Progressing: Our state articles list the members of Congress from each state, but they have not be updated for 2016. If five editors could update 10 states each, we would be done quickly. Could you please take a look at Conservapedia:Community Portal#Political directory? No US expertise is required. Thanks in advance, JDano (talk) 18:22, 15 February 2017 (EST)

Looks like its already complete. Progressingamerica (talk) 18:48, 17 February 2017 (EST)

Image categorization

I've been trying to reduce our number of uncategorized images lately. The uncategorized images here mage a bit of a mess, and tend to waste space, since people are more likely to upload a very similar image to one already on the server because they didn't find the it. If you think of it when you upload images, would you mind making sure you add each image to Category:Image as mentioned on the upload page as well as a category relevant to that specific image, like Category:Buildings?
If you can't think of a category other than Image to add it to, it would be great if you would look one up or create one if none exists. Please don't upload a file in only the category Image, though, since that would make it harder for others to find and categorize it later. Thank you! --David B (TALK) 12:32, 23 February 2017 (EST)

Related to this, I've noticed that you have not added categories to many of the articles you've created. If you would add categories to them too, that would be great. Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:53, 23 February 2017 (EST)


After some discussion (on my talk page and Andy's) it has been decided that I start an Internet Relay Chat channel for Conservapedia, since our old one has been dead since 2009. It is now registered and somewhat set up. I don't know if you use IRC or are interested in doing so, but anyone with block privileges on Conservapedia can also get block privileges on the new IRC channel. Unfortunately, IRC accounts are deleted after 30 days of being unused, so unless you plan on using the IRC at least once a month, there is probably not much point in registering. In any case, feel free to try it out--if you account gets deleted, we can always make another one later. If you are interested, please let me know!
The IRC channel is: #conservapedia
Let me know if you have any questions or need anything else, also! --David B (TALK) 15:43, 11 April 2017 (EDT)

I appreciate you letting me know about this. I won't be using it, but I do think that some sort of "outlet" for Conservapedia discussion would raise our profile. Progressingamerica (talk) 16:42, 11 April 2017 (EDT)
Okay, well we'll see how it goes. The last one died, so I don't know how it will go this time. Hopefully it proves helpful. Anyway, thanks for letting me know! --David B (TALK) 16:56, 11 April 2017 (EDT)

Short note

Could you please write to me at ? I want to convey to you two pieces of information and one piece of information is related to getting your content to have more readers. Conservative (talk) 14:11, 13 April 2017 (EDT)

Sent. Progressingamerica (talk) 21:10, 14 April 2017 (EDT)

Federalist Papers

I created a category -- Category:Federalist Papers -- that I added to the individual Federalist Paper articles you created. You can add it to the other articles you create. --1990'sguy (talk) 15:25, 24 June 2017 (EDT)

Suggestions for your blog


If you are up to some suggestions, I'd like to make some suggestions for your blog.

First, I think you may need to cover how Jefferson was actually tied to the progressive philosophy (like, for example, how he did a lot of big government stuff during his presidency, or how he supported and even revered Robespierre, the September Massacres, and the like). I gave you a few sources in a response regarding one of your Theodore Roosevelt posts, but I'll offer one more:

Second, I think you may need to cover how the French Enlightenment was for progressivism as well, or at least what would become it, and even advocated for similar stuff to Gramsci's march through the institutions as well as Walter Lippmann's Public Opinion piece (as you can read from The Duty of Americans at the Present Crisis by Timothy Dwight, as you can read here:

If we're going to do any condemnation of progressivism, we need to condemn those guys as well, since they essentially pushed for it. Pokeria1 (talk) 11:23, 1 July 2017 (EDT)

Template request

I lowered the protection on Template:US amendments. If you would like me to unlock it entirely then I can easily do so. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 15:13, 30 September 2017 (EDT)

addition to National Review

Thanks for the amazing quotation you added to the National Review entry about how it thinks Mitch McConnell is the best Republican Senate leader in a generation. Unbelievable how lost that publication has become.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:02, 1 November 2017 (EDT)

Islamic slave trade

For the record, the redirect Islamic slave trade redirects to Slavery#The Islamic Trans-Sahara Slave Trade. And I agree, this topic needs to be significantly expanded. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:16, 5 September 2019 (EDT)

The Gulag Archipelago

I gave it a start. But the work is so large and can branch out it in so many different directions, structuring it for a one page article can have its own problems. RobSDe Plorabus Unum 13:04, 19 September 2019 (EDT)

Heads up

Thank you for your contributions to the Steele dossier. However I'd like to point out that information really belongs in John_McCain_2008_Presidential_Campaign#Russia_connections and/or Oleg_Deripaska#John_McCain. So far as is known, Simpson contributed nothing to the Steele dossier, other than handling payments from Obama, Hillary and the DNC, to Perkins Coie, to FusionGPS, to Steele, with Simpson as Steele's paymaster. As is, the edits appear to be the Obama IC cover story trying to connect Republicans to the Steele dossier.

As things develop in coming weeks, and the IC continues these CYA disinformation stories, don't be surprised if some of it gets overwritten. RobSDe Plorabus Unum 23:06, 23 September 2019 (EDT)


Your suggestion about finding metrics is an excellent one, and I posted the top 20 most-visited entries of this afternoon on the Talk:Main Page. Thank you. Some of the entries you've been editing rank high also.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 21:30, 26 October 2019 (EDT) Here it is again, since it was just archived from the Talk:Main Page:

Six years ago I wrote a computer program to enable me to take a snapshot of activity to see which entries were being visited most, without relying on intrusive Google software. In response to the above I just updated and ran it. Here are the top 20 entries visited this afternoon on Conservapedia:
  1. Main_Page
  2. Atheism
  3. Clinton_body_count
  4. Obamagate_timeline
  5. Donald_Trump
  6. Alger_Hiss
  7. Katie_Hill
  8. Bernie_Sanders
  9. Barack_Hussein_Obama
  10. Donald_Trump_achievements
  11. Eddie_Rispone
  12. United_States_presidential_election,_2020
  13. Homosexuality
  14. Russiagate_timeline_2017
  15. Essay:Greatest_Conservative_Movies
  16. Liberal
  17. George_Soros
  18. Muellergate_timeline_2019
  19. Democratic_Party
  20. Liberal_hypocrisy

--Andy Schlafly (talk) 23:03, 26 October 2019 (EDT)

Thanks Andy. Could you make that script widely available for routine use? Progressingamerica (talk) 19:46, 28 October 2019 (EDT)

Various ideas

Have you thought about a Houston Stewart Chamberlain article? (See also) or is it not high on your list of priorities? Alternatively, some other titles such aa Foundations of the Nineteenth Century, Myth of the Twentieth Century or Alfred Rosenberg. I could contribute if necessary. RobSDe Plorabus Unum 15:18, 28 October 2019 (EDT)

It would make a great series of articles and fill quite a big gap in the decades leading up to Nazism, but I am working on other pages at the moment. In particular the pages about the Founders need more content. Progressingamerica (talk) 19:44, 28 October 2019 (EDT)
Houston Stewart Chamberlain would fill in a large gap between several key pages. I may begin it sometime soon. RobSDe Plorabus Unum 20:29, 28 October 2019 (EDT)
I'll help you build it here and there. Progressingamerica (talk) 22:01, 28 October 2019 (EDT)

Progressivism article ref problem

Reference #22 in the Progressivism article, in the content you added earlier today, is empty. --1990'sguy (talk) 12:07, 1 December 2019 (EST)

Thanks, corrected that. Progressingamerica (talk) 16:13, 1 December 2019 (EST)

I am glad you liked my idea for a Conservapedia chat area at Discord

I am glad you liked my idea for a Conservapedia chat area.

I suggest getting together with User:DavidB4 who is technically knowlegeable/adept.

Maybe he would be willing to help you set up a Conservapedia Discord channel.

Once it is set up, I can advertise it in appropriate areas at Conservapedia (front page, relevant articles on Conservapedia at Conservapedia.

DavidB4 set up a IRC chat channel, but I don't think IRC is as good as Discord (but I could be wrong about this matter).

I would learn Discord myself, but I am pressed for time at this time due to off wiki affairs.Conservative (talk) 23:23, 16 June 2020 (EDT)

Andy Schafly, might want Telegram to be used instead for a chat channel because it sounds more mainstream than Discord. But I really don't know much about Discord and Telegram as far as their pros and cons.Conservative (talk) 00:15, 17 June 2020 (EDT)


We would appreciate your input at Conservapedia:Community_Portal#Proposal. Thanks. RobSFree Kyle! 19:59, 1 February 2021 (EST)

Special invite

Hi Progressingamerica, if you're interested in joining a Discord server I created for Conservapedia, here's the invitation link. —LTMay D.C., his mother, and I.S. be all well! Sunday, 21:10, July 10, 2021 (EDT)

Dugin and Spencer

What does Richard Spencer have to do with Alexander Dugin? [3] Please explain. Is this to imply that Dugin is some sort of racist? RobSIch bin ein breakfast taco 01:59, August 26, 2022 (EDT)

Nina Kouprianova. Dugin's work is available in English. Kouprianova did (at least some) the translations, if not all of them. Spencer is/was married to Kouprianova. Did you read the Spencer page? That information is there. The translations do have a notability and it did to my knowledge happen during their six year marriage. So the timeline most certainly fits. I edited that like four years ago. Why is it controversial now? It didn't all of a sudden become not true. Here is one of them. [4] "Translated by Nina Kouprianova" Progressingamerica (talk) 02:49, August 30, 2022 (EDT)
Ok. Got it. Thank you. Very interesting. Seems far-fetched, but it is a small world after all. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
So, we're back to the problem, is Spencer a Bolshevik or Fascist. Good luck straightening that out. RobSIch bin ein breakfast taco 03:35, August 30, 2022 (EDT)
No problem. Old edits should be scrutinized/discussed also. As for Spencer, he loves big government. Knowing that much is good enough for me. Progressingamerica (talk) 15:34, September 18, 2022 (EDT)