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The below quote is from someone else: Anyone who complains of anti-Semitism, while silently ignoring the massive daily evidence of the humiliations, harassment and violence dealt out on a systematic basis in Gaza and the West Bank, is ranting hollowly to my ear.


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Hello, Sir Joseph,

I noticed that you marked an edit that added a reference to a New York Times article as a "minor edit". Please be aware that no edit that adds substantive content should be tagged as a minor edit. Please read Help:Minor edit, which says "A check to the minor edit box signifies that only superficial differences exist between the current and previous versions. Examples include typographical corrections, corrections of minor formatting errors, and reversion of obvious vandalism. A minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute." Adding a new reference, no matter its quality or applicability, is not a minor edit. This matters because some editors toggle a box that does not show minor edits in their watchlists. Incorrectly marking a major edit as minor reduces scrutiny of the edit, and that is inappropriate. I am not expressing any opinion about the reference you added. It may or may not be an improvement. But what is certain is that it is not a minor edit. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 05:05, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Cullen328, thanks for that, but I ended up getting rid of that in the next edit anyway since it makes no sense to have it on the page but I'll take note of it for the future. Thanks. Sir Joseph (talk) 05:15, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

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I was just passing through and noticed the "Jews must pass my test if they want my sympathy" quote. It seems like both the style and favorite topic of the guy who once said that Purim is a celebration of genocide. Is it? No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 21:32, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

No More Mr Nice Guy, yep Sir Joseph (talk) 22:58, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
Sadly unsurprising. I see he also told you that the "most intelligent commentator" on the Crobyn thing is the guy who says Jews make up claims of antisemitism (after everything we did for them!). Also unsurprising. No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 17:12, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
No More Mr Nice Guy, yeah, I guess half of British Jews are thinking of leaving for no reason whatsoever. Sir Joseph (talk) 17:16, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
[1] No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 18:45, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
This just happened within a day or two in Manchester. [2] Sir Joseph (talk) 19:17, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Yeah I saw that. The good news is that people stood up to that guy. I don't think that would have happened before the all the Labour antisemitism brouhaha. I think this Labour thing has opened some people's eyes. You may recall that several years ago I noted that Wikipedia doesn't know how to deal with antisemitism masquerading as anti-Zionism, maybe things will change here too eventually. No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 20:30, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
No More Mr Nice Guy, sadly they still don't. I have first hand experience with that. I think it will take a little while longer for things to change on this site. Sir Joseph (talk) 20:44, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
I know. As long as some admins protect these people (perhaps mistakenly thinking they're supporting anti-Zionists, but at this point I doubt it), nothing will change. There needs to be some media attention and then outside pressure for anything to change here. Maybe one day. No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 21:00, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
By the way, to answer a point raised in that thread, he is from Australia (which makes his weird chest-thumping rant about where he lived and what he stole even more farcical than it looks), and currently lives in Italy. His interest in this matter is ideological. No More Mr Nice Guy (talk) 22:39, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

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