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Ended in June 2005[edit]

Archived[edit]

  • Template_talk:Communism#Delete_Anarcho-Communism. Disagreement over the inclusion or exclusion of Anarcho-Communism.
  • Talk:Kitten arguement over whether or not a link to evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet should be in/is relevant to the article. There have been multiple reverts/changed back and forth.
  • Talk:Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (5.101)Dispute about Wittgenstein's influence on electrical engineering.
  • Talk:List of self-proclaimed deities. Should Jesus be included in a list of 'self-proclaimed deities? If so with what comments? Apart from that, in one day four templates have variously been added to this article by one user after the article maintained a long streak of popularity and perceived neutral content by many editors. These are {{cleanup}}, {{wikify}}, {{disputed}}, and {{{{limitedgeographicscope}}. When one is removed, a different one is added. Playing the template game is frustrating for all users involved and it makes it very difficult to discuss any relevant issues.
  • Only template remaining is {{disputed}}, all others have been cleared after discussions and edits were done to the article. See the talk page.
  • Talk:Fart fetishism - Post VfD debate, to keep or delete fart diary section.
  • Talk:Desperate Housewives - A section was added called "Characters and Crimes" detailing main characters and the crimes they have perpetuated. A user removed this section, stating it did not belong, after a number of other users edited/contributed to the section. The article has been reverted pending user input on the issue.
  • Talk:Kurdistan Workers Party - Seems overly biased against PKK, much stronger and more definate use of language than other "terrorist" organisation articles, seems fairly one-sided, any attempt to try and reach a consensus nearly always ends in deadlock, although some progress has been made. One user frequently reverts to his (poorer) grammar and spelling and removes POV/info.
  • Talk:Israel unilateral disengagement plan of 2004 - should an article about the Gaza pull-out plan which discuss the Israeli opposition to the plan include links to photos of the protest, incluiding photos showing who build Ileagl homes in the settlments in an attempt to house in them anti pull-out protestors - the links are being added by an anonymous user who owns the photos.
  • Talk:José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero - hopelessly POV article (against Zapatero), any attempts to change it result in personal intimidation from one user, making a collaborative editing atmosphere impossible.
  • Talk:Subhash_Chandra_Bose - debate regarding Bose's collaboration with the Axis forces, and its consequences for ordinary Indians/the Indian freedom fight against the British.
  • Talk:Economy of the United States: Currently, several articles take into account the European Union when discussing the gross domestic product and ordered ranking of national economies. It is debated whether or not the EU should be referenced in these cases.
  • Talk:George W. Bush Ongoing diagreements regarding the omission of politically charged opinion and constituting this as merely stating facts about opinions. In particular, the section regarding mental health but also the discussion regarding drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Talk:Council on American-Islamic Relations and Talk:Muslim Public Affairs Council - anonymous users repeatedly insert anti-Israel POV, attacking critics of these groups as "neo-conservative and Zionist organizations with political agendas".
  • Talk:Frank_Chu - debate about appropriateness and accuracy of the term "schizophrenia" as used here; currently two authors are at loggerheads in an edit-revert war.
  • Talk:Football#Nuclear Football Should a disambig notice linking to Nuclear Football be placed at the top of Football? One party will not argue his position but reverts whenever the disambig is placed.
  • Talk:Iglesia ni Cristo Need input into dispute between members and former member over article POV.
  • Talk:Gaza Strip. Anonymous editor wants to insert several links to his photograph pages in this and related articles.
  • Talk:Pope Benedict XVI — Debate over the use of Pope Benedict XVI's style in the introduction of the article. Issues similar to the ones occuring in Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom article.
  • Talk:Fidel Castro. Several issues all in talk. Issues are primarily with the introduction and several of the more controversial subsections of the article.
  • Talk:Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom — a minor argument about the use of titles, and a major problem of the NPoV status of the whole article
  • Talk:Jesus#Problems with this article. Dispute over the balance of the article, which one editor claims to be PoV.
  • Talk:Israeli-Palestinian conflict#Why does the table of the emblems belong here? -- appropriateness of the table systematizing official emblems of major Palestinian organizations. A common element (the map of Israel) on the emblems contradicts official policy of the Palestinian Authority and therefore contributes to the conflict.
  • Talk:Ahvaz - A NPOV dispute about this Iranian location's history. See also Talk:Khuzestan for a related NPOV dispute between the same users.
  • Talk:Nebula class starship - The inclusion of weapons counts for Star Trek ships is in dispute. Weapons counts are derived from studying footage from the shows and examining pictures of official models. These counts can be open to intepretation. It is disputed whether this may be considered original research and ineligible for inclusion.
  • Talk:Internet Explorer - Dispute over including criticism of the browser, and possible anti-MS bias.
  • Talk:Greater Serbia - A seemingly intractable dispute between two editors. Input from anyone with specialist knowledge would be helpful.
  • Talk:Cheating in Counter-Strike - The article's conclusion is that essentially, Pro gamers have to cheat to remain competitive. This is of course quite a statement, RfC'ing! The article was set on disputed (presumably till next friday) and additional input is requested, especially from more experienced wikipedians that know how to deal with such issues. (Presumably NPOV & factually correct articles that people may find offensive)
  • Talk:Orkut#Brazilian invasion - Dispute over the neutrality and the factual accuracy regarding the situation of the Brazilian users in the orkut virtual community.
  • Talk:Saudi Arabia -- see section Factual corrections, the dispute is over whether institutions like the mutaween (religious police) exist in countries other than Saudi Arabia.
  • Talk:Libertarian Party (United States) -dispute over POV on "prominent libertarians".
  • Talk:Fallout (computer game) - dispute over the description of Fallout community, each of which is claimed to be POV by the author of the other.
  • Talk:Dieselboy - Two users disagreed, third opinion was sought, one user is refusing to respect the third opinion.
  • Talk:Jerome H. Lemelson - A personal threat to engage in a dispute with Wikipedia is made on the page, after added matter was removed on grounds of lack of neutrality and original research.
  • Talk:DVD — Should the topic of DVD-Audio be split into its own article?
  • Talk:Death Star - Wording describing the size of the Death Star. Which wording has less POV?
  • Talk:Jawaharlal Nehru - disputes between registered and anonymous users over whether a lengthy, unsourced section containing comparisons between Nehru and Joseph Stalin should be included.
  • Talk:Islamofascism Issues:- whether behavior of Admin:Mel Etitis in banning only one side of an RV war that Mel Etitis was involved in, is acceptable.
-whether behavior of Admin: jpgordon in locking a topic he was involved in to a specific edit, is acceptable.
-Ongoing questions on what factual information should be allowed into article following a failed VfD and repeated vandalism (wholesale content deletion).
It's inappropriate to refer to article editing you disagree with as "vandalism". User:Grace Note explained his edits fully on the Talk page. He removed various material that he felt was original research and not properly sourced.
Except that various editors with admin status have been involved in condoning abusive and vandalist edits whose POV (anti existance of Islamofascism) they agree with. Klonimus 15:09, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Jesus - whether using "Before Christ" (BC) and "Anno Domini" (AD, or in the year of the Lord) or "Before Common Era" (BCE) and "Common Era" (CE) is POV -- particularly with regard to the Jesus article (Note: see Wikipedia Manual of Style)
  • Talk:Thule Society - Whether and to what extent modern conspiracy theories shall be included.
  • Talk:Palpatine - Star Wars fans: Should content from Darth Sidious be merged and redirected into this article, or the other way around.
  • Talk:Schapelle Corby — Should article include external link to http://www.schapellecorby.com.au/ her Official Support Website?
  • Talk:California State Route 17 - In article titles, is consistency (with the official name and other articles) or the "common name" more important? --SPUI (talk) 11:20, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:William Pène du Bois A quoted passage from a work of fiction refers to balloons as having a "combined lifting pull of 600 pounds." In the context of this article, to assist non-U.S. readers, conversions are added in brackets. Should these conversions be given in kilograms or in newtons?
  • Talk:Suicide - Need further input about NPOV regarding suicide as a medical emergency vs. a choice.
  • Talk:Political correctness - Disagreement over fair and acurate way to describe Political correctness.
  • Talk:Christian right -- Disagreement over fair and acurate way to describe the Christian Right.
  • Talk:Appeal to belief - Editor insists that "Most scientists believe in evolution, so it must be true" is a common example of an "appeal to belief"
  • Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (biographies)/Survey on Style-Prefixed Honorary Titles - A page using an unorthodox statistical method to seek consensus about the use of "styles" in biographies (titles like "Her Majesty"). Multiple users have expressed a desire to junk the page (on grounds that the survey is confusing and the options offered vague or inappropriate) and instead use a more usual wikipedia approach to resolving the issue; others seem committed to carrying the survey though to a conclusion which will become policy.
  • Talk:May day - Dispute originally regarding a single sentence in the article has now degenerated into personal attacks and ideological sparring.
  • Talk:Vilna Gaon - whether it is appropriate to put footnotes in small print.
  • Talk:Pablo Neruda - ongoing dispute about the factual accuracy of claims made about Neruda and the NKVD/KGB
  • Talk:Timothy McVeigh — dispute over whether McVeigh is a terrorist or whether is is more NPOV to state that he was convicted of terrorism.
  • Talk:Theistic realism - How should the article be written, should extensive quotations of the inventor of the term (Philip Johnson) be used, and how should criticism be handled? Ultimately, should the article be merged or deleted?
  • Talk:Israeli settlement Dispute over how to present different views on UNSC-resolutions.
  • Talk:Homosexuality - Multiple disputes over content and NPOV
  • Talk:Joseph Smith, Jr.: should the list of wives of Joseph Smith be removed from his article.
  • Wikipedia:Deletion policy/Masts: There is a discussion about how stub articles on radio masts (large antennas) should be handled. A merger of these stubs into a single table at List of masts is proposed.
  • Talk:Evacuation of East Prussia: Should the article begin by referring to its topic as "the Prussian Holocaust," and acting as though this is a commonly accepted term?
  • Talk:Metrication: Should the article contain a section on the ideology of metrication?
  • Talk:Interstate Highway - should km/h equivalents be to the nearest 1 or 5? --SPUI (talk) 13:48, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Chemtrail#NPOV tag Is the article intrinsically non-neutral, unless reduced to a mere definition? Does serious discussion of the belief system amount to advocacy for the truth of the belief?
  • Talk:Technological_singularity#Definition Comments needed on whether definition should be changed. I don't want to make a significant change without a consensus as Wiki is no place for orginal researech.
  • Talk:Battlestar Galactica (disambiguation) There's a revert war going on, on whether or not the ship Battlestar Galactica deserves to be disambiguated *in any way*, to point to its article page at all.
  • Talk:Anthony Flew. Fundies and the US press have taken his conversion from atheism to deism and ran with it, meanwhile atheists are denying he even exists. A right mess.
  • Wikipedia talk:Criteria for speedy deletion - what exactly is "reposted content"?
  • Talk:Shemale and Talk:Hormone replacement therapy (trans) IP inserted highly questionable paragraphs, those were removed to the talk page and discussed. Discussion on both articles deteriorated into rabid rants and insults, with cross-references to the other debate. (Note: This RfC is more about the discussion style than particular content, so most people will be able to comment despite the rather specialised 2nd topic.)
  • Talk:Bill_Clinton#Photos. Dispute over whether pictures of bodies from the Kosovo conflict shoudl be included.
  • Talk:Jeb Bush. Dispute over NPOV, copyrighted photographs. One user is accusing others of harrassment. Other methods of dispute resolution, including requesting comment from other editors and a listing at peer review, have already been attempted. [Intemperate accusation removed by Bishonen, please see "How to use RFC" above!]
  • Ignacy Domeyko - behavior of Czalex and Rydel (dubious nationality claims), see: references [1]

Ended in May 2005[edit]

  • talk:Guru - Problem description: revert war between two editors, mainly about the structure of the article. Should the structure of the article based on "Eastern Perspective"/"Eastern Context" and "Western Context and secular views" or on "gurus in the West and their American and "European followers" and "Assesments of guru's authenticity and criticism"? And also a dispute about one editor alleged disregard for consensus. One editor accuses the other of advocating an anti-guru POV and in return, after this RfC was posted, the other acsuses the other to using the article to minimize the documented problems of assessing the gurus's authenticity and the documented alleged extensive criticism. Solution: no editor is happy with the current article but they can live with it. Criticism and analysis of gurus remains in the article.
  • Talk:Clay Aiken — Sentence stating There is a vocal segment of fans who speculate that Clay is gay, but he has said he is not. is being deleted out of the article repeatedly by an anon user. Article is fast approaching the 3RR for today. (Article was protected and anon user banned)

Archived[edit]

    • And twice more.
  • Talk:Perverted-Justice.com. Edit-revert war going on for months: mostly the site administrator of Perverted Justice vs. everyone else on Wikipedia. My own personal involvement makes me a non-neutral party, therefore I am requesting assistance from more NPOV Wikipedians and administrators.
  • Talk:Allies - Should WWII Allies be divided into Major or Minor, or listed by date of entry/alphabetically? Note that current Major/Minor division seems to be a POV invented on Wikipedia.
  • Talk:Jim_Robinson — Was a recent VfD on this article conducted properly? Did the administrator who judged that VfD act properly? An editor has now posted a request at Wikipedia:Votes for undeletion#Jim Robinson to reconsider the VfD merge.
  • category talk:Eugenics. Is eugenics a pseudoscience? Does evolutionary biology support eugenics? Was Darwin a eugenicist?
  • Talk:Bisexuality Are the Kinsey statistics unacceptably inaccurate? Should they be removed from the article?
  • Talk:Lancaster (disambiguation). Dispute over whether Lancaster should link to the British city, Pennsylvania city, California city, Ohio city, or the disambiguation page.
  • Talk:Nation of Islam and anti-Semitism. This article has apparently been a chronic site of edit and revert wars. Current issues of dispute: to what extent should statements like "the NOI believes that Jews control the financial system" be presented as fact? Should extensive quotes from Khalid Abdul Muhammad be included? Are the Catholic League's charges relevant to an article on anti-Semitism?
  • Talk:Theistic realism - dispute between User:Ungtss and User:Joshuaschroeder over NPOV, attribution, and whether edits are in bad faith.
  • Talk:Journalistic standards and ethics - There is an increasingly heated debate over whether the terms "standards" and/or "ethics" should be in the title, and whether or not the article is about one, the other, or both.
  • Talk:Pederasty#Pederastic_advertising - Should the Budweiser ad featuring the abduction of Ganymede, from 1903, be included as an illustration?
  • Talk:Sex_in_advertising#Budweiser_ad. The dispute is over the following link and description. The ad was run was c. 1903-5. Early use of a homoerotic symbol in advertising: Budweiser beer ad based on Zeus' abduction of Ganymede
  • Talk:Battlestar Galactica (ship) – We are having a disagreement on the existence of an article on the ship Battlestar Galactica. As it is a redirect, people might not think to start an article there.
  • Talk:Harper's_Magazine - Does the text constitute a copyvio that requires the article to listed as such, or can a rewrite fix it, due to significant added material?
  • Talk:Centre Party (Germany) - dispute between User:John Kenney and User:Flamekeeper over Flamekeeper's additions to the article, which seem designed to provide material to support the idea of the existence of a Vatican conspiracy to bring the Nazis to power.
  • Drug abuse, Substance abuse, Harm reduction, and, bizarrely, Francis Ford Coppola. Hinges on the definition and appropriate use of the terms subtance abuse, drug abuse and drug use.
  • Wikipedia:Poképrosal - should Pokemon stubs be merged into comprehensive lists?
  • Talk:David Dreier Dispute over one user's removal of the entire section about Campaign 2004 - i.e., the issues in the campaign of this U.S. representative and the vote total he received in the election of 2004.
  • Talk:David Bret - article primarily casting aspersions on the show business biographer, David Bret
  • Talk:Teach the Controversy A vote on merging this article with Discovery Institute.
  • Opus Dei more than 600 edits since March have turned that article into a publication of Opus Dei, or so it seems. Not even remotely NPOV any more, compare version before those IPs started to edit: [2]. Diff from that: [3] Various complaints on the talk page, too.
  • Talk:Russell Tribunal Should contemporary views and/or possible criticism of the Tribunal, including some from a Russian author, be permitted within the article?
  • Talk:Henry Kissinger Should the discussion of war crimes accusations be greatly condensed, and mention removed from the lead paragraph?
  • talk:Jim Ogston; it seems the chap himself has turned up, and he is not very happy (or very notable, but the vfd trolls didn't bite before...
  • Talk:Thimerosal Should the Thimerosol article contain or exclude detailed discussion of the suspected connection between autism and vaccination? There's been an edit war going on here for many days.
  • Talk: Zanskar User is making strange and sarcastic comments, and preventing me to change the article for the better with my version, which was an adaptation of the original content after I have done a massive rework (mainly cleanup and adding the Tourism section). I can't understand why they want to restrict information.
  • Talk: Bell's theorem A defender of the accepted pov is arbitrarily deleting all contributions by another member, on the grounds that she supports a minority pov. Many of her edits are, however, of a neutral character and are clearly necessary, since (among other problems) the present page presents a supposed derivation of one of the Bell inequalities that bears no relation to Bell's reasoning and is not valid.
  • Talk:Charles University of Prague How the founder of the university should be named in the article? Charles IV or Charles I?
  • Talk:Citizens Commission on Human Rights Is the fact that one website claims there is "no proof of [mental illness] actually existing" all that is needed to state this as factual?
  • Talk:Jim RobinsonDiscussion as to whether a website owner known only for his site deserves his own page, including a hardban threat if a certain person were to edit the Free Republic page after once trying to merge the two articles, allegations of unilateralism, and the lot.
  • Talk:Western betrayal. Discussion as to whether or not this title is NPOV and appropriate, as well as whether or not the article itself is inherently POV.
  • Category talk:New York state highways There seems to be some strong feeling that numbered highways must follow the three digit rule when being categorized. Thus Highway 25A must be listed under "0" as though it were really highway 025A. Categorizing the entry Highway 25A under "2" results in an immediate (or pretty fast) rv. Also, please look at Category: State highways for examples from other States, some one way and some the other. Looks like we should have (yet another) policy to avoid future conflicts.
  • Talk:Elamite_Empire ongoing edit war over alleged ethnic origins, the old persian name of elam and its modern reflex, and other sundry points. lack of sources a problem.
  • Talk:400-Series Highway woot, another edit war on whether to include miles
  • Talk:TIME: Dispute over the rendering of the magazine's name: all caps vs. standard capitalization rules. This spills over into Wikipedia:Manual of Style (trademarks).
  • Talk:List of automotive superlatives: dispute over the inclusion of automobiles which are not type-approved as road legal, but which can be made road legal through, for example, the British Single Vehicle Approval process.
  • Talk:Yale University and Talk:Ivy League: dispute over unattributed inclusion of the phrase "one of the most prestigious universities in the world" in the Yale article and not in any of the other ivies' articles.
  • Talk:Anti-Defamation League: dispute over inclusion/exclusion of links to certain sources
  • Talk:Golliwogg: dispute about if the term is the root of the term wog. The level of offensiveness and regularity of usage of wog and golliwog has also seen debate. (Note that this summary is neither neutral nor accurate, but the editor in question keeps changing it.) Note: a dispute tag was first placed on the article on 06:39, 11 Apr 2005. The dispute tag was last removed from the article, by a different editor, on 05:45, 12 Apr 2005. The editor who placed the tag has since made five edits to the talk page since that time, including one compliment on an edit. It has not been explicitly stated that the dispute is over.
  • Talk:List of occultists: should Jesus, Solomon, and the Three Wise Men be listed as occultists? Reasons for including them have been mooted in talk; one user and a number of anons insist on reverting w/o discussion on talk. Moreover, this request was deleted by an anon.
  • Talk:Anarchism - Calm dispute resolution (or blocking of the talk page) might be called for here. A few users are posting constant messages, one every few minutes in some cases, in what is clearly not a helpful attempt at reasoned discourse. It would seem that the situation has gotten out of hand in an article which has long been tumultuous.
  • Talk:Arabs and anti-Semitism - Seems to have quieted down, but had been a long-running dispute, for reasons including those listed by one user in discussion on talk page.
  • Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Chinese)/NPOV/China or PRC vs. mainland China: A vote on a very comprehensive change in the naming conventions of individual categories on the subject of China/mainland China. The vote has been initiated by a single user despite objections and previous discussion
  • Talk:Fatah: should the group's graphic logo be described or not. Hamas also has a history of similar text blanking under their logo.
  • Talk:Black_supremacy / Black_supremacy: Dispute over the inclusion of Black Supremacist organizations
  • Image talk:Can passport1.jpg: Who owns the copyright to a passport image?
  • Talk:Papal conclave, 2005:Should the number of countries that cardinals come from be given exactly?


Moved[edit]

    • These are old RFCs that were moved here since the list was getting overly long.
  • Talk:Human - Dispute about finding an appropriate introduction to Human between those who want a more scientific introduction and those who want a stronger spiritual or religious component. Several compromise intros have been suggested, none acceptable so far. See here for the versions: Talk:Human/draft. Discussion taking place here [5].
  • Wikipedia talk:Google test#POV tool - Dispute over whether the list of examples of where the Google test is invalid is POV. GRider has refused to compromise on his talk page. 18:10, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Dragostea Din Tei - Another editor, who consulted "some people in the chat room", reverted a rewrite of mine, which I feel improved the article in many various fundamental ways. I would appreciate a wider opinion of the two versions. 00:21, Mar 18, 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Israeli settlement#The Sasson Report. There is a disagreement about the length of the section entitled The Sasson Report. Please read the related Talk discussion and give us your input on whether the section is too long, adequate, or a candidate for a seperate article. Thank you.
  • Talk:Book of Esther - This text needs to be differentiated from the possibly historical figure Esther. The additions to the text need to be discussed. The interpretations of Esther as a didactic fiction as well as a literalist historical document need to be neutrally assessed. There is a Rabbinic tradition that is untouched. I have done what I can. your help is needed.
  • Talk:Ann Coulter - Dispute as to whether Ann Coulter's statement in which she insisted that "Canada sent troops to Vietnam" can be reasonably interpreted as "10,000 former Canadian troops and Canadian citizens crossed the border and joined the United States army to fight in Vietnam." And various related disputes on wording of the article.
  • Talk:MPC (audio compression format) - anonymous user is removing information from the article and accusing people of "trolling" and "propaganda".
  • Nazarene - Two IP editors feel that a section discussing the "Nazarene Judaism" movement of Clint Van Nest is inaccurate, and have been attempting to replace it with a different version. A number of other editors feel that the replaced version violates a number of Wikipedia policies, and insist that the proposed changes need to be discussed and agreed to in Talk: first.
    • (Alternative view) Various IP editors feel that the original version of a section about modern Nazarenes is unsourced slander concucted mainly by User:Jayig and have been attempting to promote enlightened discussion on a fully sourced new version of that section to encourage editing.Specific criticisms have been addressed, but a revet possy all of whom have claimed connections in various places on wiki to the same religious group are doing everything they can to prevent progress.
  • Talk:List of countries that only border one other country, Talk:List of subnational entities and Talk:List of roads and highways - on whether non-sovereign States (i.e. dependent territories) are qualified to be listed.
  • Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Chinese)#..of China or ..of the PRC .26rarr.3B ..of mainland China - on proper titling based on the scope of the content of articles/categories.
  • Capitalism - After a very long process some time ago, consensus was reached concerning the introduction to this article (the main problem is that there are many definitions of capitalism). RJII is constantly deleting content, which other editors must restor, and occasionally adds a new "definition of capitalism" which is either unnecessarily redundant (its elements are already in the introduction) or inappropriate. As one will learn from the talk page (and archived talk pages), RJII has been asked repeatedly to provide a source for his/her definition. To this date s/he has refused to provide any sources. Although virtually all of the editors who have been working on this article have had some sharp disagreement, all have ultimately been able to reach some compromise -- except RJII. Two editors have taken on the burden of reverting RJII's unilateral edits. Not one single editor has supported RJII's major changes. See refusal to have a serious discussion over content, see an example of a blanket personal insult]
Much of this is lies ..particularly about providing sources. But, apparently somebody is upset that they they got the intro of the article just like the wanted it after a lot of work, then someone like me comes along and points out that it's horrible. But, just because it took a lot of effort to get an article any particular way doesn't mean that it's a good article. Sometimes it takes someone such as me that wasn't involved in the process of appeasing each other to take an objective look and point out that an article is bad. I'm sorry, buddy, but I have just as much right to change and article as you have to guard the status quo.

Ended in Arpil 2005[edit]

Moved[edit]

    • These are old RFCs that were moved here since the list was getting overly long
  • Talk:Jubal Harshaw Question on fictional characters' quotations, Wikiquote, standard quotation practices
  • Wikipedia:Requests for comment/User:Cumbey over the Javier Solana case. One user keeps reverting to inaccurate version of article, as in very inaccurate. [6] is Cumbey's version. [7] is SqueakBox's version.
  • Talk:Revisionist Zionism dispute over the inclusion of factual information about the fascist sympathies of some early right wing Zionists.
  • Talk:Vandalism (big surprise, no?) Stalled discussion wherein an editor on a number of "public password" accounts is pushing to have the article vandalized as an example of its subject matter. Sub-squabble over the status of "public password" accounts.
  • Talk:Rastafarianism. Dispute over changing the name. Dispute is deadlocked.
  • Talk:Javier Solana One user turned the article into evidences that Javier Solana is the Beast of Revelations; the Antichrist. Disputes edits that delete their thesis.
  • Talk:Interval (music) What is the best presentation of similar intervals in different tuning or theoretical systems? By system or by interval? What is the proper way to title alternative presentations? For example, if Interval (music) contains a system by system break down, what would one name the article which contains a comparative listing?
  • Talk:Melanin Re: article subhead on "Role in social and race bias." Back-and-forth/edit war over whether there should be passing reference to this matter or an abbreviated overview of the issue with mention of Wiki-linked examples of skin color bias in various societies -- as well as a brief mention of hair-color stereotyping (since the article also mentions melanin and hair color). For relevant discussion threads in Talk: portions of "Cleanin' it up" and "Reorganization: crappy, but maybe a start"
  • Talk:Creation science Keep article or merge with Creationism? Debate deadlocked.
  • Talk:Bible One user maintains "Christian Bible" is a pleonasm, while others contend that other religions have Bibles.
  • Talk:Republic The argument is stalled and the page is protected. One user wants to put in an external link and the other refuses to allow external link. Need comment on stalled process and more input on external links.
  • Wikipedia:Requests for Comment/user 220.233.86.223 Threats of legal action and the publishing of one user's complete home address, phone number and email address. One user appears to be threatening another. This is serious.
  • Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Chinese)#..of Taiwan → ..of the Republic of China: Subject of few very heated discussions.
  • Alberto Fujimori: subject of edit warring, etc.; at least one contingent are claiming that only Peruvians may write on this topic; even spelling corrections are being reverted.
  • Pedro Santana Lopes Two sets of editors (some dedicated only to this article) with opposing political views are pulling the article backwards and forwards, with no sign of willingness to compromise.
  • Talk:Lists of English words of international origin Implementation of the consensus to excise the dictionaries, formed at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/List of English words of Latin origin and Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/List of English words of Greek origin, being unilaterally overturned both here and in all of the linked articles. And an argument that the Wikipedia is not a dictionary policy does not apply to lists of words with their etymologies/translations.
  • Talk:Sydney Hilton bombing Revert war involving a Wikipedia arbitrator(!) removing large well meant contribution without discussion.
  • Talk:Adams motor#Request for comment Is it important to identify this as a claimed perpetual motion device in the opening paragraph? Is the description factually accurate? Is the terminology used, particularly the portions describing it as a "reluctance" motor, acceptable?
  • Talk:Police brutality Should convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal be listed as a victim of police brutality?
  • Talk:Myth Is C.S. Lewis a notable source on myths?
  • Talk:Terri Schiavo POV dispute between a right-to-life activist and a few other editors. Some arguments over terminology, e.g. is Schiavo in a "vegetative state"? Is it NPOV to state that Michael Schiavo is "estranged"?
  • Talk:Criticism of Prem Rawat Can a very long article whose primary content is reported criticism of a particular person be considered to have a neutral point of view? This seems to be a general policy issue, not confined to this article. Exactly the same question can be asked about talk:Allegations against Sathya Sai Baba
  • Talk:Cyber-terrorism Should the content of the article Internet terrorism, which was per VfD turned into a redirect to Cyber-terrorism, be added to that latter article (or any other) even though no vote of the VfD mentioned salvaging or merging any of the content?
  • Talk:Global warming revert war.
  • Talk:Howard Dean - whether an external link to an article analyzing the campaign violates policy

Ended in March 2005[edit]

Ended in February 2005[edit]

  • talk:William A. Dembski A particular editor has insisted citations be placed for the statement that intelligent design/specified complexity is perceived by the mainstream scientific community as pseudoscience. This was done. Now that same editor insists on edits that imply the National Academy of Sciences and the National Center for Science Education are not representative of mainstream science; could users look at the page to see what's going on for themselves?
  • Talk:Anarchism - talk page is a trainwreck, w anyone who isn't a left-anarchist being vigorously flamed
  • Talk:Killian documents#A poll - State as proven fact that the documents are forgeries?
  • Template talk:Sisterproject - presently, basically a disagreement as to whether the majority vote at a poll should be followed through. (That is, whether the poll is valid.)
  • Talk:StarCraft#Gameplay section disagreement over splitting of article. Comments.
  • Talk:Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory. Content dispute resolution in progress. Comments and new participants, please.
  • Talk:RNA world hypothesis Should anon. IP address be inserting links to creationism in a scientific article.
  • Talk:Supercentenarian: Should national age record holders be broken out into a separate article?Should the article avoid tables for the convenience of one editor?
  • Talk:Bombing of Dresden in World War II - One user had deleted text that that user does not like. Another user has re-inserted it. It has become a revert war. Although text written onto the talk page meaningful communication seems impossible.
  • Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Chinese)#Political NPOV section - does the "NPOV section" of the Chinese naming conventions page itself contain NPOV statements? And do phrases like "China's economy" refer to the economy of the People's Republic of China, or is it necessary to consistently use "economy of the People's Republic of China"?
  • Talk:T-X gynoid/cyborg - T-X is technically a gynoid, not a cyborg. because there are no organic components in her construction. Other editor keeps reverting my edits without stating why they should be reverted. I have left messages on his Talk page which he deletes without comment. I placed a request for discussion on the article's talk page explaining my own position, which he then ignored and went and reverted my edit without comment yet again.
  • Talk:BollywoodSkin color - do South Asians prefer light-skinned matinee idols? Anon editor with strong POV, history of vandalism, engaging in revert war and retaliatory deletions. But he is interacting.
  • Talk:Autofellatio#Vote on external links - should we link to a commercial porn site? Does doing so constitute "spamming"? Is calling someone a spammer worse than repeatedly trying to drill into someone's head that one's self is not a spammer? Is it acceptable to change a poll option after people have voted for it?
  • Talk:Human A number of questions regarding a past poll and its results, the positioning of the taxobox and an image, the definition of "Human", if Homo Sapiens should split off into its own article, and even if the "article in need of attention" header is appropriate.
  • Talk:Altruism#Edit_warring. How should "altruism" be defined in the article? (and other issues that stem from that)
  • Talk:Ariel Sharon. Debate over whether details about Israel's unilateral disengagement plan of 2004 belong in the biography of Sharon, or in the article about the disengagement plan.
    • Note: I would phrase this differently: Debate over whether a quotation regarding the Disengagement Plan belongs in the Sharon biography. Saying "details about the Plan" suggests that it is discussed at length, ehich it is not.--A. S. A. 19:57, Feb 14, 2005 (UTC)
    • Right, one particular quote supporting one POV is given at length, and the rest is pretty much ignored. Jayjg (talk) 20:44, 14 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Quebec sovereignty movement NPOV debate; some proposed edits are of questionable value.
  • Talk:Canadian Federation of Students Ongoing debate on how NPOV the article truly is.
  • Talk:Canadian Alliance of Student Associations Ongoing debate on how NPOV the article truly is.
  • Wikipedia talk:Template messages#Moving templates to talk pages - whether templates like {{POV check}} and {{expand list}} belong in article or talk pages. It would be appreciated if someone helps structure the debate.
  • Surrealism - dispute over POV of recent additions to introduction.
  • Talk:Germany#Cleanup - shorten this article - Should the article on Germany adhere to Wikipedia:WikiProject Countries, or not?
  • Wikipedia:Nofollow - Should external links be ignored by Google? Voting open Feb. 12 to Feb. 19.
    • This is indirectly a survey over content issues, because it affects the behavior of every external link on every page.
  • Template talk:Magic-stub - Dispute wether or not to use a pentacle for a stub's image.
  • Talk:Afrocentrism - Need help in establishing how the critical scholarship tends to view claims made by Afrocentric scholars. Few participants are familliar with this topic, except for one editor who is markedly on the Afrocentric side.
  • Talk:Liberal Party of Australia - Discussion on the style/policies/platform of government of a political party (conservative vs. neoliberal), discussion is deadlocked (please read Liberal Party of Australia to see the first paragraph).
  • Talk:Safavids - Protracted edit and revert war between two editors on the origin of the Safavid dynasty in Iran (1501-1736). One argues Safavids were Turkic-speaking, other claims the dynasty has Kurdish and/or Persian ethnicity.
  • Talk:Northern Europe#Northern Europe definitions - On whether Wikipedia articles should try to change how terms and concepts are understood, or maybe just relect and report how they are used in English
  • Talk:Death_Star How big is the Death Star?
  • Talk:Second_Chechen_War - The other Wiki's Chechnya articles are related to this one. The Article 'Second Chechen War' and the impartial Analyses and Reports resume deserves professional writing due to the sensitive political situation and Genocide topically on the spot.BBC viewpoints
  • Talk:Howard Zinn - anonymous user wants to add (original) criticism of Zinn to the article
  • Wave-particle duality: a popularized section was deleted, see the talk page
  • Brandon Teena - dispute over whether subject should be referred to using "he" or "she". Subject was biologically female, but identified and lived as a man.
  • Fair trade - Dispute over the correct way to introduce free trade in relationship to fair trade.
  • Talk:Elohim - An anon ISP user keeps changing it so the article states that "Elohim" means "Those who came from the sky". This is a Raelian belief, which belongs under the ==Raelian== heading, however, not in the main body of the article.
  • Outposts of tyranny - contains the phrase "is often highly criticised", but doesn't state whether the criticism is right or wrong. Most seem to agree this is therefore neutral, although an edit war caused by one user who has decided this is not the case seems to be brewing.
  • Marietta, Georgia - a slow-speed revert war in process, several people involved.
    • This is only one problem user, who has a fixation on Marietta and Phil Gingrey. He was banned from the latter [8] and his behavior here looks no different. He should be banned from Marietta as well. alteripse 00:52, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Ahmad Shamlou - this article was originally a copyright vio. On contact, the real author is not happy, but allows it to remain (?). Please comment
  • Talk:E³ - should the article be at this title or at Electronic Entertainment Expo?
  • Talk:Halo 2 - Quickly becoming a revert war
  • Talk:Lucas David - Dispute over his nationality. A disputed tag gets constantly removed.
  • Wikipedia:Images for deletion#February_4 Relisting of Image:Tn toyslove angie.jpg and several others for which the original vote did not establish consensus which could have been because of lack of attention.
  • Talk:Progress Report of the United Nations Mediator on Palestine - Dispute over whether a quotation is "famous", or should be characterized that way.
  • Talk:Blitzkrieg - Dispute over inclusion of material.
  • Talk:Robert Byrd - Disagreement between two users over the truthfulness of additions to the article and whether they constitute POV. Discussion has not been productive.
  • Talk:Post-invasion Iraq, 2003-2005 The article formerly called Occupation of Iraq, 2003-2005 was renamed Post-invasion Iraq, 2003-2005. Some editors agree with the change; some don't. Comment would be helpful.
  • User_talk:Wik - (please don't comment on that page directly) - dispute over whether a link to User:Vandalbot should be placed on the page. Please make comments on User_talk:Vandalbot.
  • Talk:Bahá'í Faith - Baha'is and non-Baha'i cannot agree on placement of certain info and photos and the wording of a section title.
  • Talk:The Powerpuff Girls - Two users are in a dispute over how the article should be categorized.
    • May have already been resolved. Peter O. (Talk) 23:46, Jan 31, 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Internet Explorer - Persistent neutrality dispute, with editors on both sides of an issue accusing the other of being blinded by bias. Editors on both sides taking an "edit-war first, explain on the talk page later" attitude.
    • One side had announced his resignation. Peter O. (Talk) 23:46, Jan 31, 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Race - Dispute between one user and other editors. Revert war (user has reverted the page 4x in three hours, 5x in 22 hours). Some editors remove dispute tags while there is an outstanding and lengthy dispute.
  • Talk:Gundam Mark II — no dispute, it's just that the anonymously-written entry lacks vital information which I can't provide.
  • Category talk:Intercollegiate athletics - the contents of this category is inaccurate relative to its description, and perhaps too US-centric.
  • Talk:Historical revisionism One user is adding information. Another user is reverting most additions because he thinks they are POV. An email sent by one party to the other has been published on the talk page. As it seems that only three people are involved in the discussion a few more voices might help to establish a consensus.
  • Talk:America's_Army issues over whether two definitions of the game should be listed should be listed, or only one.
  • Talk:2004 U.S. presidential election controversy and irregularities - There is debate over how the articles should be structured, especially the main page (should it be replaced with a summary article drafted separately, or edited and filtered down into a summary?).
  • Talk:Nineteen Eighty-Four: Issues of original research and Don't disrupt the wiki to prove a point.
  • Talk:Mainland China: Whether to include the significance of the term "mainland China", to distinguish from Hong Kong and Macao because of the One Country, Two Systems provisions.
  • Talk:1944: Where is the line (and should there be one) for births and deaths listed in the year articles?
  • Talk:U.S. presidential election, 2004: Should it be stated that the Minnesota 'faithless elector' is believed to have been accidental?
  • Talk:Surrealism: Dispute over who is to define "surrealism", repeated removals of material.
  • Talk:Eastern philosophy: The inclusion of maoism in the category that the article describes is controvercial, also there was a bizarre redirect to Talk:Eastern culture which created a good deal of confusion.
  • Talk:Charlottetown Accord: Flagged as neutrality dispute by an anon user on Jan 1; user has provided no further information as to what their concern is.
  • Talk:Chernobyl: Dispute over inclusion of mugwort and wormwood in the article.
  • Talk:World Chess Championship: Concerning pictures and how to place them.
  • Talk:Estimates of the Palestinian Refugee flight of 1948: 472,000 is not estimate
  • Talk:Polygamy#2Wives.com: Should the article on polygamy contain a link to a site with personal ads "for people looking to meet single women seeking polygamy"?
  • Talk:President of the Palestinian Authority: Should the title of the article use "President" or "Ra'ees" (or perhaps "Chairman")? 19:52, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Talk:Israel: Should the second sentence read "It has a parliamentary system ..." or "It is a parliamentary democracy ..."?
  • Talk:Hearing impairment. On the placement of Deaf and Deafness in relation to Hearing impairment or the "Deaf" culture.
  • Talk:Open gaming. Two users disagree on the content of the article. One user thinks that a certain passage is necessary, factual, and relevant to the article. Another user thinks the disputed passage is irrelevant and highly POV. Attempts at rational discussion between the two parties have not been fruitful. It is hoped that a community consensus would aid in resolving the dispute.
  • Talk:Natural monopoly. One editor and one admin seem to be exerting an untoward amount of control over the article, including the admin unprotecting an article which was protected because of back-and-forth reverting in which he was involved. Dispute resolution in the talk page is stalled, with the controlling faction apparently under the belief that WP:NPA doesn't apply to them.
Page was protected (by a different admin) to stop a revert war over one user insisting on the insertion of a badly-written paragraph with very little relevant content. User was not amenable to reasonable argument (which along with said editor's ignorance of a well-defined economic term incidentally led to the WP:NPA issues). So rather than leave the page protected indefinitely, the admin who had been involved in editing unprotected the page. The disputed paragraph (now grown even more unwieldy) has been allowed to stand, so what exactly is the issue here?? Yes, the article is still a mess, which is why I posted it on WP:PR. Rd232 08:36, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Ended in January 2005[edit]

Ended in December 2004[edit]

(mostly died out or moved on)

Ended in November 2004[edit]

  • Talk:September 11, 2001 attacks - Should the current truce on use of the word "terrosist" be followed? Should the attacks be described as "freedom fighter" attacks? Should information about the location of the crashes be taken out of the introduction? (New user apparently decided to follow consensus.)
  • Talk:Translation - discussion regarding the appropriateness of external links. See also Talk:Favicon.
  • Talk:People's Republic of China heavy dispute over Deng Xiaoping's economic policies and whether they brought a higher standard of living to China
    • This dispute has been more or less resolved. -- [[User:Ran|ran (talk)]] 15:54, Nov 13, 2004 (UTC)
  • talk:hate group - What elements of a hate group should be mentioned? Should unreferenced elements be mentioned. (Resolved on November 3, 2004, by mentioning two elements as unreferenced)
  • Talk:Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact - on the existence of the confidential protocol, and on credibility of Soviet propaganda in general
    • This seems to have been resolved Ruy Lopez 23:38, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Ended in October 2004[edit]

  • Talk:International_Humanitarian_Law - Disagreement over the differences between Laws of War and International Humanitarian Law. "Basic Rules of IHL" also disputed. (Apparently ended in October 2004.)
  • Talk:Style guide - Should references to "descriptive" style guides be removed until a source is given stating that any style guide is purely descriptive and not prescriptive? (Resolved October 31, 2004, mainly by removal of the words "descriptive" and "prescriptive.")
  • Talk:Chen Duxiu - Group of users, namely User talk:0101CHANhk. 0101, continuously changing the page to what they feel belongs there, namely linking non-english articles and putting back anything cut out. Its difficult because they DO want to contribute legitimately but have seriously messed up the talk page and the article itself at times. (Problem ended in October 2004.)
  • Talk:Surrealism - various content disputes. Please vote in the poll regarding the inclusion of Keith Wigdor's recent manifesto. (Dispute apparently ended in October 2004.)
  • Talk:Exxon Mobil - Should verified, factually correct information be deleted from this article, when that information is insignficent and makes the article unneutral by lack of counter-point (Dispute apparently died out in October 2004.)
  • Talk:Call for help - is the definition of a "call for help" a tautology? (Dispute apparently ended in October 2004.)
  • Talk:Jehovah -- neutrality dispute over specific religious POV vs generic interpretation of term (Dispute apparently ended in October 2004.)
  • Talk:Jehovah's Witnesses and the Holocaust - no reason given on the talk page as to why NPOV is disputed. (Dispute apparently died out in October 2004.)

Miscellaneous[edit]

I think it's bad to write such articles. Shame