User talk:RolandPlankton

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Hello, RolandPlankton, and welcome to Conservapedia!

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Joaquín Martínez 19:52, 21 March 2012 (EDT)

Rugby World Cup

Do you doubt the truth of the phrase you wanted cited? Its not a sentiment I share, and its bloody hard to find a cite for that sort of thing, but I don't think the sentiment is untrue for a casual fan. I know from talking to non-rugby people that the low number of tries and the general style of play turns a lot of people off. It doesn't turn me off, nor perhaps you, but I think it undisputable that it turns many off. --DamianJohn 17:30, 12 February 2012 (EST)

Hi Damian, In [Rugby World Cup], the phrase "the sudden death nature of the later stages tend to produce dour rugby that is often unattractive to casual fans" may or may not be true, but it looks rather like opinion and contains vague words "tend to produce", and hence needs to be attributed to someone. If no attribution can be found then the phrase should be deleted. I believe that this approach is in accordance with the Conservapedia Commandments and the Manual of Style. RolandPlankton 13:23, 13 February 2012 (EST)
Well, perhaps, but there is also points 10 and 13 in the differences with Wikipedia page to consider which is appropriate here. Remember also that on this website, personal conversations are a sufficient source for observations. I do hear what you are saying, but I think that the claim being made is so obviously true, that the referencing standards of this website do not require a cite. --DamianJohn 13:32, 13 February 2012 (EST)
As someone who has a scientific background, I'm rather unhappy with the phrase 'obviously true', since there have been plenty of examples over the last 1000 years or so when what is 'obviously true' turns out to be false. Another question: what is 'dour rugby'? Unless you can provide an attribution I would suggest toning the comment down a little to read at the end: "turns some people off." RolandPlankton 14:37, 13 February 2012 (EST)

Pause in discussion please. I'm off on pilgrimage to the Holy Land for nearly 2 weeks. RolandPlankton 14:01, 14 February 2012 (EST)

I wouldn't worry about it too much. I don't think the rugby world cup article is high on the list of priorities for anyone here. --DamianJohn 17:08, 14 February 2012 (EST)
I have added a citation for your reading pleasure. Ps How is Cardiff Arms Park these days?Or was it Ellis Park, or even Eden Park you went to? --DamianJohn 00:45, 29 February 2012 (EST)
Fine re citation. For the 3 places you mention, the only one I've been to is Eden Park. RolandPlankton 17:56, 29 February 2012 (EST)


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Need to sort out myth from fact, possibly controversial.



It seems that you were blocked in February... please be careful. --Joaquín Martínez 19:55, 21 March 2012 (EDT)

See: 14:23, 4 February 2012, Taj deleted "User:RolandPlankton" ‎ (Vandalism / parody). --Joaquín Martínez 09:51, 22 March 2012 (EDT)
I believe that 4 February 2012 was when I first registered on Conservapedia. My user name was chosen in accordance with CP Guideline: "As a sign of good faith and accountability it is recommended that editors select a user name based on a permutation of their real name.". Certainly my son was instantly able to recognise my user name as referring to me. RolandPlankton 10:02, 22 March 2012 (EDT)
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I answered your question on my talk page - I hope it clears up the misunderstanding. :-) Thanks, Taj 15:32, 22 March 2012 (EDT)
Following is a copy of the answer referred to by Taj:
Hello, thanks for the question, I looked into it. Please refer to this log: Deletion Log for explanation. It appears that on Feb 4, 2012, your User page and talk page were caught in a wave of vandalization along with several other users pages, and since you were a new user, and I, a new admin, apparently I deleted the page as opposed to reverting the offending edits. This had the effect of removing the edits in their entirety, so you were then able to recreate your own User page yourself. The action didn't substantially affect your page, however, I would probably choose to simply revert the edits if I were faced with this same situation today, with a little more experience as an Admin. I hope this clears up the matter, and apologize for any confusion created by this. Thank you for your continued contributions to Conservapedia! Blessings, Taj 12:50, 22 March 2012 (EDT). Copy made by RolandPlankton 16:03, 24 March 2012 (EDT)
Godspeed! --Joaquín Martínez 16:41, 24 March 2012 (EDT)


I could fix no. 10 and 11; no. 12 has a wrong url. (Not Found). --Joaquín Martínez 13:19, 5 April 2012 (EDT)

Joaquin, thanks for your help. Following your example I've managed to correctly locate and sort out the remaining reference. RolandPlankton 14:32, 5 April 2012 (EDT)