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"Biased" article topics
You may want to read through Wikipedia:Neutral point of view. In a nutshell, though, Wikipedia presents all sides of a dispute without asserting that any one is (in)correct. So for articles like liberal media, it would be presented that many right-wingers feel the media has a liberal bias, without actually suggesting that this is the correct or incorrect view. Andre (talk) 19:09, Dec 30, 2004 (UTC)
Clarence Thomas vs Antonin Scalia
Uh, no offence -- I didn't like the wording on George H. W. Bush either re: Clarence Thomas -- but Scalia is most definitely white, so I don't think the person who added the comment about Thomas was forgetting Scalia.—chris.lawson (talk) 22:25, 6 August 2005 (UTC)
- Antonin Scalia is Italian and I wouldn't consider Italians to really be considered white.
- While you're entitled to your opinion, that doesn't make it a fact, and Scalia is only half Italian anyway. I don't know of any WP precedent for what is considered "white", but I think it's perfectly reasonable to use the same criteria that the U.S. Census Bureau uses, for example.—chris.lawson (talk) 13:24, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
Hi -- I'm not sure why you reverted the Ku Klux Klan article. Could we discuss it on the talk page? I did notice that some text about Byrd got lost in the shuffle, and I don't know if that was the issue that concerned you, but I've reinserted that.--Bcrowell 05:10, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
Re your reply on my user talk page, how about discussing this on the KKK article's talk page?--Bcrowell 00:23, 10 August 2005 (UTC)
I've placed a 24-hour block on this account for repeated vandalism. You are welcome to edit this talk page if necessary. - Lucky 6.9 22:22, 17 August 2005 (UTC)
Fernando Rizo's RfA
- There isn't a policy on obscenity as far as I know, and the template only mentions articles and user pages. Wikipedia is not censored. Besides, I was just mostly pasting the content of the article. Do you mean I should have left out the naughty words? - ulayiti (talk) 23:20, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
- So? WP:NOT censored. - ulayiti (talk) 23:30, 6 May 2006 (UTC)
Possibly unfree File:Jfarmer.jpg
A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Jfarmer.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. --Brianga (talk) 18:36, 4 June 2009 (UTC)