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User talk:Dogger55

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Regarding your edits on Talk:The Captain's Hand

Hi there! I've just been reviewing the editing logs, and noticed that you removed portions of Jmdoman's comments from 2010. Please do not edit anyone's comments, unless it is to change a dead link to an article, no matter how erroneous you feel they are. You can reply to those statements, but do not remove the other party's statements regarding pro-lifers. Thanks. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 18:23, 3 July 2011 (EDT)

  • My bad. Earlier, I saw a comment that missed the context of a scene and felt uncomfortable simply deleting it without explanation, so I added a rebuttal. Noneofyourbusiness told me "When you see an error like that, you can just delete it." Revision, "Flight of the Phoenix" But I overlooked the distinction between talk pages and other pages, and I overstepped. Sorry; I'll try not to do that again. Dogger55 22:34, 3 July 2011 (EDT)
06:18, 31 October 2010 (diff | hist) Talk:The Captain's Hand ‎ (→"To Be, or Not... To Be")
06:17, 31 October 2010 (diff | hist) Talk:The Captain's Hand ‎ (→"Property"?)
06:16, 31 October 2010 (diff | hist) Talk:The Captain's Hand ‎ (→"To Be, or Not... To Be")
06:13, 31 October 2010 (diff | hist) Talk:The Captain's Hand ‎ (→"Property"?)
06:07, 31 October 2010 (diff | hist) Talk:The Captain's Hand ‎ (→Episode Impressions)
Five comments in 11 minutes, all before you even knew he was here. He parachuted in and then just disappeared. The guy isn't a fan of your site or interested in contributing. He probably didn't even watch the show. He just used your page to advance his political agenda. Dogger55 08:25, 4 July 2011 (EDT)
While I see where you're coming from, I will point out that there is very little (if any) basis for your assumption of bad faith. It is our policy that everyone assumes good faith of everyone who contributes, until they prove (beyond a reasonable doubt) otherwise. There are many people who don't actively contribute to the wiki on a consistent basis: some create an account, edit a few pages (correcting spelling errors and the like) and are never "seen" again. Just because one doesn't actively edit the wiki doesn't mean — in any logical way, shape, or form — that they aren't a fan. People can be fans of this Wiki without contributing.
As is the case with many things, there are multiple views on any subject or idea ever presented to anyone who's lived. The ethics of abortion are highly contested subjects that divide many and, like many things, no simplistic "right" or "clear cut" answers exist. There's always a middle ground somewhere.
I have no reason to consider Jmdoman a troll; I see him as a someone with an opinion, who commented on a subject that he was passionate about, and then decided to walk away from the conversation. I also have no reason to doubt that he either watched the show or is / was a fan of it at the time of his post.
At the end of the day, you are responding to something that was written back in nearly a full year ago. Not that I have a problem with that, seeing as you offered evidence on how a mainstream religion declared that "children are property" at one time.
My main point in reverting your edit was that you edited a person's comment on a talk page. It is one thing to edit an article page to remove something, but to remove or edit another person's statements on a discussion page (where the person's comment is signed) is seen as impolite and in bad form. Unless it's blatantly obvious vandalism (like spam promoting a product) or a string of in-your-face obscenities, then we're fine with people removing that sort of thing wherever it may be.
Having said this, I know where you are coming from, so please don't see my comments as a form of beating you up over it. My only intent is to educate and enlighten. :) -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 15:29, 4 July 2011 (EDT)