Even when I'm not actively editing, I will check this page for public messages from time to time. Please feel free to Start a new section especially if there is a debate or discussion in which I have expressed an editorial opinion. Or send an email.
And here are a few reminders from WP:NPA:
- "when there are disagreements about content, referring to other editors is not always a personal attack."
- "pointing out an editor's relevant conflict of interest and its relevance to the discussion at hand is not considered a personal attack"
I'm writing this apology because while Beacon and I disagree on virtually all topics we've crossed swords on, at the beginning of our relationship I wronged him, thus setting a tone that has been both unpleasent and unproductive since then. I am not a person that believes in biting the newbies, or in speaking harshly to people without trying to reason with them first. Beacon provided the example of our first interaction, where he came in on the end of an argument, and rather than acknowledge that he was new to the argument and treat him with the respect he deserved I simply snapped at him and dressed him down. The issue was highly contentious and had been going on for some time, but that isn't an excuse for poor behavior on my part, only an explanation. I've given this one a lot of thought, and while I have no doubt that Beacon and I will continue to disagree, in this particular case he is absolutely correct and I admit to treating him badly when we first encountered each other. For this, PrBeacon, you have my most sincere apology. Rapier (talk) 16:35, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Completely new abortion proposal and mediationEdit
In light of the seemingly endless disputes over their respective titles, a neutral mediator has crafted a proposal to rename the two major abortion articles (pro-life/anti-abortion movement, and pro-choice/abortion rights movement) to completely new names. The idea, which is located here, is currently open for opinions. As you have been a contributor in the past to at least one of the articles, your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.
The hope is that, if a consensus can be reached on the article titles, the energy that has been spent debating the titles of the articles here and here can be better spent giving both articles some much needed improvement to their content. Please take some time to read the proposal and weigh in on the matter. Even if your opinion is simple indifference, that opinion would be valuable to have posted.
To avoid concerns that this notice might violate WP:CANVASS, this posting is being made to every non-anon editor who has edited either page (or either page's respective talk page) since 1 July 2010, irrespective of possible previous participation at the mediation page. HuskyHuskie (talk) 20:57, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
Dispute resolution surveyEdit