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== Question about Government Homework ==
Mr. Schlafly,
When I went to post my homework answers last night, Conservapedia did not allow me to “edit” the page. Does the website have a curfew? And for the future, when precisely are the homework assignments due? Thanks. --[[User:MorganBT|MorganT]] 17:42, 21 September 2012 (EDT)
:Editing was turned off by the system for a few hours yesterday.  Sorry for any inconvenience due to not being able to post.  Assignments are due on Wednesdays, but it's not a problem that this homework was late.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 17:58, 21 September 2012 (EDT)
::Thank you for clarifying. --[[User:MorganBT|MorganT]]
==iPSC therapies==
Sorry to belabor the point, but I thought you might find this interesting.  There are currently fifteen active clinical trials in the United States using patient-derived stem cells ("adult stem cells") to treat spinal cord injuries.  At least [http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01624779?term=stem+cell+spinal+cord+injury&rank=13 one of these trials] uses [[induced pluripotent stem cells]] derived from terminally-differentiated cells.  In spite of the astronomical cancer risk associated, this ''is'' an active area of clinical research in the United States.--[[User:JHunter|JHunter]] 17:58, 20 November 2012 (EST)
:The link says the location is South Korea, not the United States.
:Anti-life types have not, and will not, allow meaningful therapy with adult stem cells in the United States for victims of paralysis.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 23:06, 20 November 2012 (EST)
::Fair enough.  [http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01328860?term=autologous+stem+cell+spinal+cord+injury&rank=1 This is a current clinical trial at Baylor] using bone marrow derived stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.--[[User:JHunter|JHunter]] 00:01, 21 November 2012 (EST)
:::You're right that this clinical trial is in the United States (Texas).  Thanks for finding and linking to it.  But look at how small and limited the study is:  '''only ten people, and perhaps half of them would receive a placebo rather than the stem cell treatment'''.  Allowing stem cell treatment on only 5 persons every 3 years (the study won't complete until 2014) is so little that it is almost nothing.
:::It is surprising that the study excludes non-English-speaking patients.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 17:30, 21 November 2012 (EST)
==Panera Bread==
This company must cater to the liberal/harassment crowd, including the one on Mowry Avenue, Fremont; they have that certain "homosexual execution" accuser sitting there now.  Should we give them a call?  [[User:Karajou|Karajou]] 14:06, 21 November 2012 (EST)
:What did the manager say?  --[[User:DamianJohn|DamianJohn]] 18:40, 21 November 2012 (EST)
== GregG ==
I would recommend granting him delete privileges, as he has shown himself to be a fair sysop, and always vigilantly watching for spammers. Also, please do something about the 30 odd pages that still need to be deleted. Thanks, [[User:Brenden|brenden]] 15:52, 21 November 2012 (EST)
==Template fun==
I am getting rusty on the template programming syntax, so it took me a few edits to get the right result on both the template documentation and on the individual articles (which should not show extra blank lines in the box.)  Everything is fine now, so please protect away. Thanks, [[User:Wschact|Wschact]] 00:03, 22 November 2012 (EST)
:Well done!  I've reprotected the template.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 00:13, 22 November 2012 (EST)
== Epistle to the Hebrews ==
The idea that Jesus is the author of this text is held only by you. Is this enough to put it into an article? Please remember: "Everything you post must be true and verifiable. " --[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 14:38, 22 November 2012 (EST)
: Um, I also hold the same belief as Aschlafly that the Epistle to the Hebrews was written by Jesus as I don't believe no one else would of had the insight to do it. [[User:Dvergne|Dvergne]] 04:54, 23 November 2012 (EST)
::@Dvergne: You are highlighting  the danger of the situation: any person not being well informed can be mislead by the authoritative statement in the article!
::@Aschlafly: I'm trying to get a kind of poll of the sysops - at least of those (ten including you) who have edited this year (out of a total of thirty!)
::--[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 19:32, 25 November 2012 (EST)
== Deletion of [[User:GregG/Archive of User:Conservative FYI]] ==
[[User:Conservative]] deleted this page '''in my userspace''' without an explanation.  I tried to contact him twice about the deletion at his message area, but he oversighted both of my contributions and protected his message area.  Thus, I am asking you to either have [[User:Conservative]] explain the deletion of a page in my userspace and/or have the page restored.  I also think that [[User:Conservative]]'s actions in this matter qualify as abuse of administrative powers (and, as an aside, are very ironic considering this user's campaign against those who lack what he/she/it/they/I call "machismo").  Thanks, [[User:GregG|GregG]] 22:05, 24 November 2012 (EST)
:GregG, you may look back and thank me.  You are starting to get obsessed with my every edit and keeping a log of some of my non-main space edits. You are beginning to resemble evolutionists/atheists with [[Essay: Severe Conservapedia obsessive compulsive disorder|Severe Conservapedia obsessive compulsive disorder]].  Just look at my deletion as an "intervention". A cold splash of water in the face to break your obsession with me.
:We both know what is mainly causing this obsession. You inability to defend evolutionism against valid criticism plus my pointing out that [[Ken Miller]] can't either.  [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 22:21, 24 November 2012 (EST)
::This has nothing to do with evolution or religion.  I am not obsessed with you.  Also, it's ironic that this charge is coming from someone who showed enough dedication to my contributions and/or the recent changes page to '''delete a page in my userspace'''.  [[User:GregG|GregG]] 22:35, 24 November 2012 (EST)
::'''ETA''' Also, I don't see dedication to this project as a disorder.  I trust that you wouldn't either, given your extensive contributions to the project.  [[User:GregG|GregG]] 22:35, 24 November 2012 (EST)
:::GregG, now I am really beginning to worry. You are engaging in denialism about your obsession with me. Denialism is a classic symptom of atheists/evolutionists and individuals with [[Essay: Severe Conservapedia obsessive compulsive disorder|Severe Conservapedia obsessive compulsive disorder]].  Do whatever it takes to break your cycle of obsession! Here are [http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/Emotional-Health/Bipolar/15-Ways-to-Stop-Obsessing.aspx 15 ways to stop obsessing]. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 22:49, 24 November 2012 (EST)
::::By your logic, everyone is "obsessed" with Conservapedia; those who deny such, according to you, are exemplifying symptoms.  Simply ridiculous.  [[User:GregG|GregG]] 11:20, 25 November 2012 (EST)
::::: Why don't you both focus on the original topic? I thought userspaces were supposed to be left to the user in question on this project. Isn't that one of the ways we are different from Wikipedia? I seem to recall reading that somewhere on here. Unfortunately, I can't see the page so I don't know what it said. But I think Conservative needs to explain his deletion. This has nothing to do with evolution, obsession, creationism, or any of the other things you guys have been getting into in this thread. It is a more simple matter than that. Focus. [[User:Gregkochuconn|Gregkochuconn]] 21:39, 25 November 2012 (EST)
== Feast of Christ the King is today ==
Perhaps this would be good to mention on our main page.  [[User:GregG|GregG]] 11:21, 25 November 2012 (EST)
:Hi Greg! It's almost time to begin our wait for the birth of Jesus Christ next week. Hope all is well. Because of His merciful love, Nate [[User:NKeaton|Nate]] 15:00, 25 November 2012 (EST)
== spambots ==
You really should look into some way of installing questycaptcha. Also, any idea why they lately aren't spamming links to external sites, but rather spamming us with a wall of text, of no apparent advertisement value?[[User:Brenden|brenden]] 22:09, 25 November 2012 (EST)
== Possible page protection ==
Andy would you consider protecting [[Epistle to the Hebrews]] - currently it's only subject to redundant edit warring that is August removing the theory and MattyD parodying. This type of edit warring isn't good for the page.--<small>[[User:Iduan|<span style="color: #FFCCCC; background: #660000">I]][[User_talk:Iduan|<span style="color:#CCCCFF; background:#000033">Duan]]</span></span></small> 12:23, 26 November 2012 (EST)
:Full disclosure after that initial request the edit warring has died down (hopefully because they finally realized how futile edit warring is)--<small>[[User:Iduan|<span style="color: #FFCCCC; background: #660000">I]][[User_talk:Iduan|<span style="color:#CCCCFF; background:#000033">Duan]]</span></span></small> 12:32, 26 November 2012 (EST)
::What parody? I'm convinced! [[User:MattyD|MattyD]] 18:34, 26 November 2012 (EST)
== Unprotect ==
Hello; could you unprotect [[Template:cquote]] for 2 minutes for me? There's a bug in the template that's causing every page it's featured on to be listed in the categrory [[:Category:Template Debug]]. Thanks so much! --<small>[[User:Iduan|<span style="color: #FFCCCC; background: #660000">I]][[User_talk:Iduan|<span style="color:#CCCCFF; background:#000033">Duan]]</span></span></small> 16:12, 26 November 2012 (EST)
:Could you re-protect it?--<small>[[User:Iduan|<span style="color: #FFCCCC; background: #660000">I]][[User_talk:Iduan|<span style="color:#CCCCFF; background:#000033">Duan]]</span></span></small> 22:58, 27 November 2012 (EST)
== Photos ==
I wrote articles for [[Jagdpanther]] and [[Tiger I tank]], recently. I hate to bother you admins as I have seen you have to spend way too much time with spam and reverting vandalism. If you have the time could you find a photo for the articles? I don't know how to upload, nor determine a fair-use photo. Maybe it is something I could learn; is there a guide for it? Cheers,
== Revisiting blocking due to names ==
Hi, best wishes to you on this lovely Sunday. :-) I have a small concern that I was wondering if you'd care to consider: blocking due to user names. Moments ago Dvergne blocked new user LordByron with an expiry time of 6 months with this reason: ("Silly and/or foul username. Account may be recreated as a first name and last initial"). I was wondering if we are being a bit too hasty in blocking for this reason? Certainly we have had way too many spammers/vandals/inappropriate name accounts, and have had to block way more than we should, but to block so quickly before a single edit is made, in a case like this where the use name is not particularly inappropriate, could this be a bit hasty on our part? Could we be discouraging legitimate users? I was just thinking that many older users such as myself, have "nonstandard" user names: Karajou, Conservative, JMR10, are a few other editors that come to mind. We are all valued, responsible editors, although we have non-traditional user names. Just a small thought that came to me today, and was wondering what you thought about it. Thank you for your consideration in this matter, blessings to you & yours. [[User:Taj|Taj]] 17:02, 2 December 2012 (EST)
:Apologies for an extra edit; one more thought please. I just looked at our Guidelines and it currently states this:
Member Accounts
''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. Whenever this would cause confusion, a name based upon a hobby or characteristic would also be acceptable.''
Perhaps we should revise either our policy to conform to guidelines or guidelines to conform to actuality. Thanks again, [[User:Taj|Taj]] 17:08, 2 December 2012 (EST)
:Taj, you make excellent points, and your own edits are much appreciated.  Perhaps a few blocks have been too hasty, as you say.  But in defense of User:Dvergne, he's been doing many appropriate blocks and I think he was probably also correct in blocking "LordByron".  The probability is very, very small that a real LordByron established that account, given how few "Lords" there are, and how advanced most are in age (and thus unlikely to be internet savvy).  It is far more likely that someone who was not a Lord Byron picked that name, which would thereby warrant an immediate block.
:But thanks for your comments and I'd be happy to look at any suggested rewording of the rules.  User names other than real first names and last initials are allowed when the editor makes substantive, legitimate edits, but I'd rather not try to formalize that practice in the actual rule.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 19:30, 2 December 2012 (EST)
::Ok, I understand. Thank you for the reply. I didn't really think that user was a Lord, I just thought perhaps the name would have been ok. But I understand that it is preferred to have real names. Best Wishes, [[User:Taj|Taj]] 19:39, 2 December 2012 (EST)
:::I don't have a firm view one way or the other about the policy.  However perhaps a gentle reminder to blockers to not jump the gun might be in order.  Today I had to unblock an editor who signed up as JBerttram42 who had been blocked under the username policy.  There is no way of knowing whether this editor had good intentions for the site or not, but almost certainly if he was a good faith user he won't be back.  --[[User:DamianJohn|DamianJohn]] 01:51, 3 December 2012 (EST)
Andy, please change Template:University to {{{expense}}}/yr 
Thanks, [[User:Wschact|Wschact]] 23:09, 2 December 2012 (EST)
:Good suggestion.  I think I added it correctly.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 23:28, 2 December 2012 (EST)
== Use of the ethird person in the [[Epistle to the Hebrews]] ==
Aschlafly, you are claiming that in the ''[[Epistle to the Hebrews]]'' Jesus Christ is speaking about himself in the third person. That wouldn't be unheard of, we find this often in classical literature. E.g., when we read
:{{cquote|Caesar saw the horse.}}
it could well be that Caesar was the author of this sentence. But what's about
:{{cquote|Caesar saw me.}}
Here it is obvious that Caesar is not the author, as we have an instance of the first person (''me''). The same holds true for the ''Epistle to the Hebrews''. One example is Hebrews 3:6
Χριστὸς δὲ ὡς υἱὸς ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ· οὗ οἶκός ἐσμεν ἡμεῖς ἐάνπερ τὴν παρρησίαν καὶ τὸ καύχημα τῆς ἐλπίδος μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν
Reading this, you see that Christ is set over the house, while ''we'' (including the author!) are the house. If you study the epistle diligently, you will find many such examples.
And please, address the points in the section [[Talk:Epistle to the Hebrews#"one plausible theory is that Jesus himself wrote or dictated_it"]]! --[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 03:58, 3 December 2012 (EST)
:Aschlafly, until you have  answered to this point, I remove the phrase "'', and one plausible theory is that Jesus himself wrote or dictated it''" from the introduction of [[Epistle to the Hebrews]]. However, I keep in the sentence ''"Andrew Schlafly, founder of [[Conservapedia]], proposes the possibility that Jesus Christ Himself was the author of this epistle (see [[Mystery:Did Jesus Write the Epistle to the Hebrews?]])''" from the section [[Epistle to the Hebrews#Author]] --[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 05:48, 4 December 2012 (EST)
::Aschlafly, given your apparent aversion against the phrase "''I was wrong''" and your general shyness when it comes to replying to my comments on this encyclopedia, it is hard to tell whether you have abandoned your claim "''one plausible theory is that Jesus himself wrote or dictated it''" or just lost interest in the whole thing.
::But if you don't address the points made on the talk-page [[Talk:Epistle to the Hebrews]], I'll remove the sentence  ''"Andrew Schlafly, founder of [[Conservapedia]], proposes the possibility that Jesus Christ Himself was the author of this epistle (see [[Mystery:Did Jesus Write the Epistle to the Hebrews?]])''" from the article, too. --[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 02:35, 6 December 2012 (EST)
== Semantic HTML markup ==
Dear Mr. Schlafly,
After seeing [http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&oldid=1021930 this edit], I noticed that you used the &lt;br&gt; tag.  It's a good idea to use semantic markup where possible so that different users can understand how to format the articles appropriately for various devices.  In this particular case, leaving a blank line will cause MediaWiki to crate a new paragraph, which is probably what you were intending.  I can go ahead and fix these issues on other pages too.  Thanks, [[User:GregG|GregG]] 20:22, 3 December 2012 (EST)
==Protected Pages==
Pretty much every important page on Conservapedia can only be edited by administrators now (as far as I can tell). While I understand the importance of protecting articles, I do not see why debate topics are also protected. Debate pages should be open to everyone and all opinions. [[User:RaymondZ|RaymondZ]] 07:54, 4 December 2012 (EST)
Just a friendly note, I added two new requests to [[Conservapedia:Image upload requests]]. Thanks. --[[User:Qw|Qw]], 4 December 2012
== "Repent of this Athiesm" ==
"Repent of this atheism" on the main page should either be "repent for this atheism" or "rid himself of this atheism." You "repent for" something, you don't "repent of" it. [[User:Gregkochuconn|Gregkochuconn]] 22:02, 7 December 2012 (EST)
== Is it just a temporary loss of interest... ==
... or have you discarded your insight that ''one plausible theory is that Jesus himself wrote or dictated'' the [[Epistle to the Hebrews]]? An answer to this question could save me [[Mystery:Did_Jesus_Write_the_Epistle_to_the_Hebrews%3F#Rebuttals_in_detail|some work...]] --[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 11:17, 9 December 2012 (EST)
So, you haven't discarded the insight. Then I'm waiting for you to address the points above, i.e.,
{|class="wikitable" style="background:pink"
Aschlafly, you are claiming that in the ''[[Epistle to the Hebrews]]'' Jesus Christ is speaking about himself in the third person. That wouldn't be unheard of, we find this often in classical literature. E.g., when we read
:{{cquote|Caesar saw the horse.}}
it could well be that Caesar was the author of this sentence. But what's about
:{{cquote|Caesar saw me.}}
Here it is obvious that Caesar is not the author, as we have an instance of the first person (''me''). The same holds true for the ''Epistle to the Hebrews''. One example is Hebrews 3:6
Χριστὸς δὲ ὡς υἱὸς ἐπὶ τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ· οὗ οἶκός ἐσμεν ἡμεῖς ἐάνπερ τὴν παρρησίαν καὶ τὸ καύχημα τῆς ἐλπίδος μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν
Reading this, you see that Christ is set over the house, while ''we'' (including the author!) are the house. If you study the epistle diligently, you will find many such examples.
And please, address the points in the section [[Talk:Epistle to the Hebrews#"one plausible theory is that Jesus himself wrote or dictated_it"]]!
--[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 02:43, 10 December 2012 (EST)
== ACLU attacking same-sex education... ==
I'd be very curious to hear your informed legal opinion on the following case, as it seems to fall very much within your area of expertise. 
Hope you're well this Christmas season.
--[[User:Benp|Benp]] 18:52, 10 December 2012 (EST)
:The ACLU has repeatedly opposed single-gender classes in public school, even though many schools and parents agree they work better.  Thanks for linking to the above story, where the ACLU is complaining to the Department of Education, which creates a bit of a political issue for the Obama Administration.  There are lots more of these single-gender schools than liberals want to admit - and they work well.  I think there are even entire single-gender public schools now!
:I am interested in these cases and I doubt the ACLU will win this issue in the long run. Thanks for mentioning it.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 21:33, 10 December 2012 (EST)
== "Play in a State with so Much Liberal Mediocrity" ==
Technically, Tebow plays in New Jersey, home of Governor [[Chris Christie]], who is neither mediocre nor a liberal. But I can't figure out how to rephrase it so it's factually accurate and not awkward-sounding, so unless you can do so, I'd just leave it that way on the main page. Nobody thinks of the Jets as being from New Jersey anyway. [[User:Gregkochuconn|Gregkochuconn]] 16:58, 12 December 2012 (EST)
:NJ voted for Obama in 2008/2012 and Obama is very liberal and more liberal than the RINO Mitt Romney.
:Tea Party people and many other conservatives don't think Christie is a conservative.[http://www.conunderground.com/six-reasons-why-chris-christies-is-a-liberal-in-republican-drag/][http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2011/06/01/chris-christie-exposes-his-right-flank-on-global-warming/][http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2011/09/chris_christie_flaws.html]
:The team's fans are primarily in the New York metropolitan area which includes parts of NY/NJ. [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 20:37, 12 December 2012 (EST)
== Email ==
Has the "Email this user" feature been disabled? I'm a bit rusty, but I can't seem to find it on any user pages. I also can't edit my email address under my preferences, which has changed since I was last here (finally jumped from hotmail to gmail). -- [[User:JLauttamus|Jeff W. Lauttamus]][[User_talk:JLauttamus|<sub>Discussion</sub>]] 14:26, 14 December 2012 (EST)
:The email feature is disabled.  It could return at some point.  Sorry for any inconvenience.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 15:50, 14 December 2012 (EST)
::No inconvenience, just curiosity. Thanks. -- [[User:JLauttamus|Jeff W. Lauttamus]][[User_talk:JLauttamus|<sub>Discussion</sub>]] 16:02, 14 December 2012 (EST)
== Selective information ==
It is known the killer was homeschooled. If you want to censor that it's your encyclopedia and I've deferred to you before. But it is known he was homeschooled. [http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/adam-lanzas-mom-pulled-school-relative/story?id=17985433 Here is a source from a family relative saying the mother pulled her son out of public school because she was unhappy with the public school's plan for her son]. If you want to leave it out because it's awkward for you then fine.--<small>[[User:Iduan|<span style="color: #FFCCCC; background: #660000">I]][[User_talk:Iduan|<span style="color:#CCCCFF; background:#000033">Duan]]</span></span></small> 15:41, 16 December 2012 (EST)
:The cited source is not enough support for the claim.  Was this merely a dispute with the school district that lasted only a few days, or a few weeks?  There is much greater evidence that Adam Lanza attended public high school, with an entry for him in the graduation yearbook.
:No other homeschooler has corroborated the claim that Adam Lanza was homeschooled.  Perhaps his mom thought about homeschooling him, and tried homeschooling briefly, but apparently she opted for public school instead.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 15:50, 16 December 2012 (EST)
::Even if he was homeschooled for a brief period of time - he was homeschooled. In a true encyclopedia you don't leave out information so you can conveniently avoid discussion; you either mention the controversy or find a factually correct way around it (which would be listing both - since both are true). Mentioning that his mom considered homeschooling but chose public schools does not present the reality that he was - PERHAPS for a brief period of time but certainly for a time period - home schooled.--<small>[[User:Iduan|<span style="color: #FFCCCC; background: #660000">I]][[User_talk:Iduan|<span style="color:#CCCCFF; background:#000033">Duan]]</span></span></small> 15:53, 16 December 2012 (EST)
:::No, merely pulling a child out of public school because of a dispute with the school is not "homeschooling".  It's called keeping the kid at home in protest.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 16:07, 16 December 2012 (EST)
::::Iduan, you are a good editor, but in this case I think you are wrong. I agree with ASchlafly, I don't think Adam Lanza can properly be termed "home schooled". Home schooling involves set lesson plans, a consistent progress evaluation, and a home teacher or parent who has a great interest in or background in childhood education and willingness to devote a lot of time for this. As the facts stand, we know that Lanza's mother removed him from public school due to a dispute with the school, it wasn't a predetermined plan for homeschooling, and we have no information on what type of schooling he received at home. In any case, this situation is an anomaly, a very unusual occurance, in that this young man was already known to have behavioral issues and personality problems. He is not typical of, or representative of, most home schooled children. (I looked up info and statistics on this, that's how I came to this conclusion). It would be accurate to say his mother removed him from public school at some point, but it just doesn't seem right to say he was "home schooled". In my opinion. Thanks, [[User:Taj|Taj]] 17:32, 16 December 2012 (EST)
== Personal Honeypot ==
I've set up a honeypot wiki, to track and monitor wiki spammers. If you want, I can give you checkuser priviledges there, so you can partake in the experiment/project yourself. [http://riverside.iwebs.ws/wiki/index.php/Spamlist Url], if you are interested. [[User:Brenden|brenden]] 23:27, 17 December 2012 (EST)
== Merry Christmas! ==
As I will be spending the next few days offline with family, a very merry Christmas to you and your family, sir.  --[[User:Benp|Benp]] 14:12, 23 December 2012 (EST)
:And Merry Christmss to you and your family, Ben!--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 14:15, 23 December 2012 (EST)
Your most recent counterexample to relativity (#48, about a black hole "firewall") is really fascinating.  I had never heard about that idea, or about the "AMPS" (Almheiri, Polchinski, Marolf and Sully) hypothesis in general, though I knew about strange goings-on within the Planck distance from the event horizon.  I have a lot of reading to catch up on, and will try to get back in a couple of days.
Santa may find me asleep, slumped in my chair with a book in my hand.  I'll try to leave at least a few cookies for him, but there's no guarantee.  Late-night physics reading creates a strong craving for chocolate chips.....
Merry Christmas.  [[User:JudyJ|JudyJ]] 19:12, 23 December 2012 (EST)
:Was I late :| ? Merry Christmas, Mr. Schlafly! [[User:Brenden|brenden]] 22:40, 24 December 2012 (EST)
== Frohe Weihnacht! ==
Merry Christmas from Germany! BTW, I'd appreciate if the ''further review'' of my [[User_talk:Aschlafly/Archive54#Further_Review|blocking rights]] could be finished this year. --[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 18:23, 23 December 2012 (EST)
:I hope that you will find time in the remaining days of this year to right this little wrong. Thank you! --[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 15:39, 26 December 2012 (EST)
::Merry Christmas!  And may Jesus's own writing in His [[Epistle to the Hebrews]] guide and inspire us in 2013!--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 15:56, 26 December 2012 (EST)
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:::*I'm pleased that the ''further review'' is now finished: the restoration of my blocking rights is the vindication I've been looking for over the last months. Thank you very much, that was a nice Christmas surprise!
:::*''Jesus's own writing'' Well, that is still only your personal opinion, and I'm looking forward to your arguments at [[Mystery:Did_Jesus_Write_the_Epistle_to_the_Hebrews%3F#Rebuttals_in_detail]]! But when I'm praying  [[The Lord's Prayer]] over the next days - the one we ''know'' that Jesus personally taught us - I'll include you in my thoughts.
:::[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 02:30, 27 December 2012 (EST)
== Early voting and voter ID ==
Dear Mr. Schlafly,
I know you are interested in early voting, so I finished my analysis of early voting and voter ID in the strict photo voter ID states.  You can find it at [[User:GregG/Early voting and voter ID]].  Merry Christmas, [[User:GregG|GregG]] 11:28, 24 December 2012 (EST)
I am troubled by biographical articles that do not name the individual nor supply reliable secondary sources about the individual.  Today an article was created on [[Djw0071]], but there are no real sources and the article was immediately protected.  We have no way of knowing whether this person exists (or whether this person is a close friend of the person that wrote the article.)  Absent reliable sources and the give-and-take of the editorial process, I respectfully question whether such an article complies with CP policy. Do you feel that the page should be protected from editing? Thanks, [[User:Wschact|Wschact]] 02:14, 27 December 2012 (EST)
:I fail to see the points in your argument as [[Djw0071]] clearly exists as they have a youtube channel that has a nice selection of quite informative videos. The page locking is a bit annoying as I can see a few grammatical errors.` [[User:Dvergne|Dvergne]] 02:49, 27 December 2012 (EST)
::I would be equally concerned whether it was appropriate for an encyclopedia to have articles in its mainspace about virtually unknown and irrelevant people on Youtube.  The guy has 30 subscribers, and his 15 or so videos have only been viewed a total of 10,700 times, in the 4 years he has been on Youtube.  This makes him a complete unknown and not notable in the least.  There simply shouldn't be an article on anyone at Conservapedia unless they are even marginally significant.  --[[User:DamianJohn|DamianJohn]] 02:50, 27 December 2012 (EST)
::: Those numbers do seem a bit low, however there is evidence that Creationist channels are not treated as equally as say Evolutionist channels on youtube. [[User:Dvergne|Dvergne]] 02:55, 27 December 2012 (EST)
::::I don't believe that for a second but however.  If you look at his videos, they are actually of pretty average quality.  "Cat farting" is unlikely to get many views nor is a spectacularly banal point he makes about something Obiwan Kenobi says compared to Yoda, or a rant about hotdogs.  It seems pretty clear to me that there is a bit of a quid pro quo going on here here; the owner/operator of the ''Question Evolution!'' has agreed to advertise Djw's channel in return for Djw giving that blog a plug in a video.  That seems fair enough to me, and I encourage both parties to proceed with the best of luck, however it is NOT something that Conservapedia should be involved with.  The mainspace of Conservapdia is supposed to be an encyclopedia, not an advertising medium for various blogs.  The community will be looking to Aschlafly to provide leadership on this issue.  --[[User:DamianJohn|DamianJohn]] 03:19, 27 December 2012 (EST)
:::::I have to agree that it was poor judgment to create [[Djw0071]].  The four "sources" provided are all links to the same anonymous blog, of which only two distinct pages are cited.  And, as someone with a YouTube account (albeit one that has not had any new videos uploaded in about 3 years), I can assure you that, on statistics alone (which are about the same as mine), the channel is nowhere close to being notable.  I don't see why non-notable people on the Internet have articles while this encyclopedia still lacks information on very notable people.  [[User:GregG|GregG]] 11:01, 27 December 2012 (EST)
We all know that [[Djw0071]] is poised to be a rising star in young earth creationism. Evolutionists, let's stop pretending otherwise. :) [[User:Conservative|Conservative]] 13:49, 29 December 2012 (EST)
== Merry Christmas ==
And a Merry Christmas to you too! [[User:DouglasA|DouglasA]] 14:01, 27 December 2012 (EST)
==Overzealous blocking==
Aschlafy, please have a look [[User_talk:Dvergne#A_question_about_blocking_-_please_do_enlighten_me...|here]] (or, if it the section gets deleted, [http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk:Dvergne&diff=1025462&oldid=1024821 here]). --[[User:AugustO|AugustO]] 23:51, 27 December 2012 (EST)
== vandal spree ==
By the time you read this (and probably revert to my version :-), you will see that there's been some bad goings on.  Isn't there a policy that someone with blocking powers should be "on duty" at all times?  Isn't that why editing is shut down overnight?  Never mind.  AlanE just stepped up.  [[User:JudyJ|JudyJ]] 22:02, 29 December 2012 (EST)
== SkipCaptcha and reverting ==
Dear Mr. Schlafly,
Pardon my thinking aloud, but I think it should be possible to not prompt for a CAPTCHA when reverting an article to a previous revision.  I'll take a look on MediaWiki to see if there is a way to add this feature.  [[User:GregG|GregG]] 23:47, 29 December 2012 (EST)
:Someone has already requested such a feature [https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/buglist.cgi?component=ConfirmEdit+%28CAPTCHA+extension%29&resolution=---], but it hasn't had any activity since June 2011.  [[User:GregG|GregG]] 23:58, 29 December 2012 (EST)
:Good suggestion - perhaps someone will add that feature.--[[User:Aschlafly|Andy Schlafly]] 23:59, 29 December 2012 (EST)

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