User talk:Plasticlax

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question: Can anyone edit my user page?

Yes! --zeno 06:46 Jan 7, 2003 (UTC) This does not mean they should. But it is possible. If you want, you can move my 2 messages to the talk page ;-). --zeno 01:49 Jan 8, 2003 (UTC)


then how does this differ from the talk about this page, really?

Intuitively, you'd think that only the user should be allowed to edit his or her own page. If folks discussed issues on my user page, I'd be moving them to my talk page, but obviously your questions have invited discussion on your user page beyond a profile of you and your interests.

i guess it makes sense. this way nobody can write a biased story of themselves any more than they can write a biased article, in the sense that someone will correct it...

your John Rawls page refers to the veil of ignorance thought experiment. is this the same as the Original Position? If so, i will create a page for said experiment and link yours to it? (I am new here, is this appropriate, or should I just do it -- is a user automatically notified when changes are made to a page s/he has authored?)


Thanks for the email. Normal practice in the 'pedia is to collaborate via users' talk pages. You should be able to reach mine by clicking on the link to me in an article history (to reach my user page) and then clicking on its link 'discuss this page' to get to my talk page. I then get alerted when I next login to wikipedia.

Other possibilities are to set a watch on an article, or to examine user contributions for yourself (once you have logged in). In the resulting display articles for which you are the most recent maintainer are marked (top), those not marked top have been since modified by someone else.

The answer to your question, is that I believe so but am not completely certain. I have not read Rawls, though I have read various commentaries especially Stephen Holmes. My contributions to the article were mainly a copy edit of a rather vague original when he died.

I hope you decide to stay around in wikipedia. I have found it a very stimulating project since arriving four months ago.

If you decide to login and create a user page and user talk page of your own, then it would be courteous to copy this email to your talk page.

- alan

Thanks, Plasticlax, for including the above email from me -- Alan Peakall 12:38 Jan 8, 2003 (UTC)

Welcome Plasticlax. What's your nick mean? It's nice to see another contributor to LDS-related articles. B

the nick has no meaning. its just my oldest one. I have an interest in LDS issues, yes, though i hope to do more than just bring the lds apologetics arena here. (though here they may recieve a fairer treatement). anyway, my interests are in many areas, and though i'm not a scholar, I think i can help clarify and flesh out articles and make complex things comprehendable to the average person like me...

Plasticlax, have you had any background in home-schooling? Also, make three or four tildes ("~") at the end of your post to auto sign your ID. B 05:24 Jan 9, 2003 (UTC)

No, only that I've seen it work very well in some cases and only kinda well in others (but no worse than public education in any case). I mostly saw it in action in Alaska, where it is well-supported by the government as far as i know -Plasticlax

nice work on the Satyagraha page ! -Stevert


Hello Plasticlax, I greatly appreciate your comment about the subjectivity of authors on the E-Prime discussion page. Judging from what you wrote there, you may greatly appreciate (or perhaps already have enjoyed) a book by Robert Anton Wilson called Quantum Psychology, which deals largely with that very issue in what seems to me an extremely thorough and relatively (relative to other writings that I've encountered dealing with this issue) easy to read. Anyway, I just thought that I ought to mention it to you. Thanks again for your insight. Matt V. 14:32, 5 April 2006 (UTC)[]