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Blocking

You seem to be doing a good job, but bear in mind that the authority of an administrative assistant is limited. See Conservapedia:Administrators, and pay special attention to the subsection for assistants. Wishing you many blessings, DMorris (talk) 00:26, 4 July 2017 (EDT)

Shalom, DMorris. I assume you're referring to my blocks of those with the frivolous usernames. I thought it was acceptable to block those with frivolous but not vulgar usernames so long as the option to create another account to comply with the username policy was available. Although, to be honest, most of the new accounts in the past two days have been the "page blanker guy" and JamesWilson socks. In any case, I suppose I'll heed your advice. --Ronald (talk) 09:02, 4 July 2017 (EDT)
I have checkuser, and I see things that you don't. Several of the accounts were from entirely different ranges than the page blanker. It's okay though, lesson learned on your part. I thought the same thing a long time ago, and Andy pointed out the error in my way at the time. Also, I replied to your comment on my talk page. DMorris (talk) 22:09, 5 July 2017 (EDT)

Tips

Hello RonaldB, I saw your recent page creations on several Michigan towns and counties. When creating a town please add the category, in the case of Michigan, Category:Michigan Cities and Towns (categories like this exist for all 50 states and for most countries). When creating an article on a county, please use Category:Counties in addition to the category of the state.

Also, I hope you saw my reply to your latest comment on my talk page. It is very important to add sources to every article you create, and every one of your articles that I recall does not have any sources. In the specific case of the Michigan cities and counties, I recommend at least adding the website of the town in the external links section, but it is also good to cite other facts, such as, for example, that Oakland County, Michigan is now Democrat. Your religion articles would also do well with sources. --1990'sguy (talk) 02:34, 10 July 2017 (EDT)

I see. As for the case of Oakland County, I lived there for over forty years and saw the change. I can try to find references though, I suppose. These are mainly observations that I've witnessed having been in these areas. --Ronald (talk) 09:36, 10 July 2017 (EDT)
OK. I completely believe what you say regarding Oakland County, but people like me who do not live there know don't know about this. If absolutely necessary, I recommend making a note in the article (within the ref tags) stating that this is an observation by you. That way, people can know where the information came from. --1990'sguy (talk) 09:52, 10 July 2017 (EDT)
I may just have to do that if there isn't an acceptable online source saying so. Thanks. --Ronald (talk) 18:23, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
Sources do not have to be on-line. Cite to the best source that you have -- a printed newspaper or a book. In many ways, a printed source is better because it is more permanent than a website. JDano (talk) 23:58, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
I encourage you to add sources to your other articles/edits in order to adhere to CP Commandment #2. --1990'sguy (talk) 13:05, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
I see. However, it's also important to avoid falling into the Wikipedia trap of needing 10 citations to prove that 2+2=4 and the sky is blue. I'm just concerned about elitism, moral relativism, and other aspects of politically correct college culture slowly creeping in. --Ronald (talk) 13:08, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
How are elitism, moral relativism, and PC related to adding sources? Please clarify. --1990'sguy (talk) 13:42, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
In Wikipedia, people put obnoxious tags such as the infamous "citation needed" tag, and this can be done for ideological reasons, such as censoring conservative viewpoints. All I'm saying is that we shouldn't need citations for common knowledge, for instance, or things that can be found in a ten second Google search before you even click on a site. I'm going to add citations where I think they are necessary, and if there are any specific places that you think one should be added, I will do my best to comply with that request, like I did with the entry on Oakland County. Thank you for understanding this matter. --Ronald (talk) 14:00, 13 July 2017 (EDT)
OK, but I still want to make clear that you're describing one problematic extreme. The other is having thousands of articles with zero sources, which is not good policy either. Adding citations for common knowledge is not a wise policy, but everything that is not common knowledge must be sourced, or at least have an external link section. Personally, I think a bigger problem at Wikipedia is the censoring of conservative sources (like Breitbart or the WT) while letting blatantly left-wing sources stay. I think much of the problem on Wikipedia of having too few sources is legitimate. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:07, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

Your block of User:Anglican

I see that it was only for two hours, but it was still undue. He only removed the delete notice at the top of an article, after he stated on the deletion page that he believed the page should remain. It is more appropriate to simply message him and tell him that he should not have deleted the notice. The reason is that Anglican is an established and good faith editor, and when an editor is blocked, that block goes on their permanent record. Only block when absolutely necessary, such as if he continued to remove the delete notice without any discussion. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:21, 12 July 2017 (EDT)

I Agree with User:1990sguy on this matter. Block vandals only.--Jpatt 20:25, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
My mistake. I just saw that this user was attempting to thwart due process in the deletion case. --Ronald (talk) 21:27, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
The fact that there had been no activity on the AFD for over two days makes it seem reasonable to remove the AFD notice. Editors don't want to have the fate of their own work hanging in limbo for that long of a time. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:26, 12 July 2017 (EDT)
In that case, there should really be a formal rule that states how long the debate over deletion should last, so issues like this are avoided in the future. --Ronald (talk) 22:58, 12 July 2017 (EDT)

Speedy

Why are you trying to nominate all of these articles for speedy deletion? --Anglican (talk) 14:51, 16 July 2017 (EDT)

Anglican, there are plenty of wikis for video game trivia. We are trying to be scholars here, not video game nerds. Please refrain from creating more video game related articles. --Ronald (talk) 14:54, 16 July 2017 (EDT)
It is true that CP focuses (or, at least, best focuses) on articles relating to political and religious topics, but there is nothing wrong with creating articles about video games. CP is not an encyclopedia that is necessarily limited to just political/religious topics. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:08, 16 July 2017 (EDT)

Edit warring

Knock the edit warring off IMMEDIATELY. I know what you are up to because I can see things that others literally cannot see, and it is going to stop. DMorris (talk) 14:58, 16 July 2017 (EDT)

I see. I just thought that there were too many video game articles created. --Ronald (talk) 15:00, 16 July 2017 (EDT)
Don't play games with us, and that's not meant to be a pun. DMorris (talk) 15:21, 16 July 2017 (EDT)