Talk:History of Ireland (1691–1801)
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It would be good if someone added more about the relationship between the poor and their lords. It could also help to mention Swift's Modest Proposal (1729) and how it ties in with the state of Irish poverty at that time. This page currently goes into little detail about the extent of poverty in the 1700s and how it was caused.
RFC: Irish history series
There appears to be a mini edit war going on over this edit, but in fact the sentence - with or without the qualification - doesn't make any sense to me. This is how it reads in the stable version:
- Many Irish Protestant liberals were sympathetic to the French Revolution of 1789, which appeared to show that Roman Catholics were not adverse to "liberty" as the Whig ideology of the Glorious Revolution had long claimed.
- Grattan was deeply opposed to the French Revolution and was a political disciple of Burke, not of the French leaders. I'm sorry but this is common knowledge, the edit was reverted by a prominent troll who is stalking me. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 09:56, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
- I have reverted the edit back again. I feel I have answered the criticisms and established that Hohlenhoh is stalking me for perverse reasons, reasons he hasn't accounted for. I don't understand why these republicans are in conspiracy against me.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs) 13:27, 26 April 2010
- User:22.214.171.124, if there are 300 books that support what you say, you only have to find one of them and give the page number. If you don't know how to write a citation in wikipedia style, put it here and someone will convert it for you. --Red King (talk) 10:15, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
- This is why good people don't edit wikipedia. You clearly know nothing about 18th century Ireland, while the people who do, and are passionate about it, are forced to run through hoops to point out the bleeding obvious to people who poke their nose in to where it doesn't belong. When I first sat my undergraduate degree in history, I was always informed that 'footnoting the obvious is a pointless endeavour'. If you had even a cursory knowledge of 18th century Ireland, you'd know that Grattan was a disciple of Burke. YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO FOOTNOTE THAT, ITS LIKE FOOTNOTING THAT RONALD REAGAN ADMIRED WILLIAM BUCKLEY.
- PLease have a little think about this. Maybe you'll restore my faith in humanity. But what you ask is far too absurd, and you too would realise this, if you actually understand the immense complexity of history.
- Its not irrelevant, you deleted relevant and illuminating material because you don't understand the significance. This is why wikipedia has failed as a project. People with no interest or passion in this particular area call the shots by exploiting obtuseness of reasoning and are bereft of common decency. Frankly you should be ashamed of yourself, by your 'intervention', you have managed to bastardise an otherwise decent article. This whole Wisdom of Crowds lark is a lie, you are living proof that the intervention of the ignorant is a stain on the aspirations of an intelligent humanity. I think you personally are indicative of a far wider problem on this website - namely, the pedantic, frivolous interventions by people with no knowledge whatsoever about what they are talking about. Please, just go away. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:50, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
- Well spotted. I've added one now.
There was a  tag on one statement. An IP added a citation without being aware of the proper format and was simply reverted, twice, once with a fairly uncivil edit summary. It's worth noting that even if the IP had known to use <ref> it would have done no good since, as the editor above pointed out, there was no reference section. As to providing a page number, the fact that a standard history of Ireland named the volume on the eighteenth century 'The Long Peace' is an ample citation for the fact that "it has been called 'the long peace'" - no page number required. This kind of knee-jerk revert does nothing to improve any article. Nobody should have to point out WP:DONTBITE to experienced editors. Scolaire (talk) 08:44, 11 December 2010 (UTC)
- The IP that added the cite was reverted once, and not by me. The other IP which I reverted is quite clearly not a good faith editor but a disruptive stalker reverting RashersTierney's edits, as this and this demonstrate. O Fenian (talk) 12:35, 12 December 2010 (UTC)
Old Style and New Style dating
Does anybody know when Ireland adopted the change of start of year and change of calendar? I.E., was there an Act equivalent to England's Calendar (New Style) Act 1750? --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 20:55, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
- AFAIK it was 'officially' adopted with the enactment of the English act and no separate Irish act was considered necessary. Here is an interesting essay on the contemporary politics of the Julian/Gregorian calendars wrt Ireland. RashersTierney (talk) 23:20, 21 March 2011 (UTC)