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Land of Nod, Great Devil War referenceEdit

Sorry, but there are no other way than supplying the Google Books link as a source to that "Great Devil War" note on Land of Nod. The English edition of that book hasn't come out either, so it would be the Danish text. There's no article online talking about how Outer Reach in the book is Nod, sadly. There are articles or pages talking about how Cain was banished to the place in the books though. --Luka1184 (talk) 15:19, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

@Luka1184: The point is you need to establish the significance of the reference. Just because the book has the Land of Nod in it does not mean it gets a mention in the article. See WP:IPCV for guidance on this. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 17:49, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
This is why so many people are driven off of Wikipedia nowadays. The site is no longer a proper encyclopedia used to record all known information for the future of mankind. It's whatever the admins want it to be. --Luka1184 (talk) 23:08, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
This was never ever intended to record all known information for the future of mankind. You want digital library sites. See WP:NOT. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 08:09, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

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Ksenia Sobchak controversies are not accusations they are factEdit

The Daily Star, The Mirror and more had picture and video evidence of her naked with the hitler book and calling a black waiter a slave both on her own instagram. This is Irrefutable evidence. Everything else i put in that section was also fact. I request that the entire section be reinstated.

Vetrix1996 (talk) 10:35, 20 January 2019 (UTC)Vetrix1996

@Vetrix1996: thank you for your polite request. If I did not remove it, someone else would. Things like this do not get put in Wikipedia articles unless they are backed up from multiple news sources that are very reliable like the Washington post, CNN, Fox news, etc(or perhaps Russian equivalents). See Wikipedia:Libel. These things can be faked and people will just say they are fake, so they are not irrefutable. The issues about her father are already addressed in the article. Anyone reading the article as it is will likely get the impression she is a rich girl. You should take these other accusations up one at a time on the talk page in a new section for each with multiple citations for each. I am sorry to have to remove your contribution to Wikipedia; I hope you continue to bring us new content. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 16:43, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
Also, if you speak Russian, could you check the interview here against my edit here and see if I interpreted it correctly? Richard-of-Earth (talk) 16:48, 20 January 2019 (UTC)


@Richard-of-Earth: Unfortunately i don't speak russian, thank you for the explanation. Vetrix1996 (talk) 01:05, 21 January 2019 (UTC)vetrix1996
Your welcome. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 18:22, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

DrongoEdit

"The word drongo is used in Australian English as a mild form of insult meaning "idiot" or "stupid fellow". " Regards. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:47, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

@Martinevans123: yes it is an insult, but the article states it is a list of term "used to describe disabilities or people with disabilities that may be considered negative". In other word, terms created to describe such people without intentionally being pejorative, but later acquired pejorative connotations. Basically, if we can include "drongo" then we could include most insults on the list and it become indiscriminate. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 18:56, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
I think the word, used in that sense, is clearly pejorative and related to (mental) disability. If words which also have other meanings are to be excluded from that list, I think the guidance needs to be made clearer. Are you suggesting that "Mongol" should also be removed? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:00, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
@Martinevans123: Right after I wrote the above comment I was thinking that the lead to the list was not clear enough. "Mongol" was used by the medical community as short for Mongolian idiocy that then became offensive. It acquired pejorative connotations followed by taboo status after being used neutrally. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 19:29, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
That sounds rather similar. I guess the actual race Mongols is comparable with the bird family Drongo. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:07, 10 February 2019 (UTC) p.s. perhaps this discussion would be batter moved to Talk:List of disability-related terms with negative connotations? Thanks.
Sure, let's take it up there. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 21:32, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

(Refactored to Talk:List of disability-related terms with negative connotations#Drongo)

Bill Cosby consensusEdit

Would you mind reconsidering?126.243.115.38 (talk) 20:17, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

I have considered it, but I have not changed my mind. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 20:55, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

Source to "Koftes" being an ethnic slur to Coptic ChristiansEdit

Besides common usage in social media, this is the only credible source I could find for it:

https://ar.mo3jam.com/term/%D9%83%D9%88%D9%81%D8%AA%D8%B3

Translation from Arabic: "slur or joke used by some Egyptians to describe a Coptic (Christian) person

Example: Hey, Gergis [a common Coptic name for males], you koftes."


However, I could not find any source comparing it with meatballs. Ifdyourgoats (talk) 23:21, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

(Refactored to Talk:List of ethnic slurs#Should "Koftes" be added?)

recent report at WP:BNEdit

Hi Richard, I saw your recent report at WP:BN, have removed it, blocked the IP that posted it, and have put in a request to have it suppressed. Thanks for catching that and reporting it, but for future use, it's better to report stuff like this one of the ways described at WP:RFO than at a noticeboard. It's a lot more discrete. We usually remove those reports from noticeboards too, just to further reduce the publicity. --Floquenbeam (talk) 17:11, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

thanks. I knew there was such a thing, I could not remember where it was. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 17:20, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, there's pretty much a page for everything, but finding the page when you need it can be the hard part. I find it easier to remember that ArbCom has created User:Oversight, and you can just email them from there. --Floquenbeam (talk) 17:23, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
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