User talk:Matthew Joseph Harrington

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Hi Matthew. The reason the quotes were deleted is that pages in the main namespace (that is, the main wiki articles) are treated as "encyclopedia articles" - they are to contain concise, factual information about the article topic. Quotations that you happen to like do not really fit that definition, which is why they belong in the User space, as in your page User:Matthew Joseph Harrington. Another way to look at it is that pages in the main namespace are about you, but the page in the User space is your page. For more information, I would encourage you to read What WikiFur is.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 18:02, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation of the edit. It was courteous and sensible, and made a nice change; over at Wikipedia I'd settle for lucid. Matthew Joseph Harrington 01:13, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm glad I could help. Also, the reason that your comment of "Both the Wikipedia page and this one are original material by, and used with consent of, Matthew Joseph Harrington" was removed is because that is superseded by the copyright policies of both WikiFur and Wikipedia. As for the link to your user page, that is already established with the {{Contributor}} template.----DuncanDaHusky(talk) 15:03, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Weeeelll, I thought my version was more informative, since GK an awful lot of people don't bother with references, but I gotta admit brevity has a lot going for it. Matthew Joseph Harrington 17:48, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
I took the Wikipedia link off since they made me an unperson. Matthew Joseph Harrington 02:26, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi. This page turned up after some googling: sorry, I don't know a better way to contact you.

You were on a Westercon panel, and made a comment which suggested that you thought that volcanoes emitted significant amounts of CO2. I wanted to pass along some hot-off-the-presses science:

and the PDF of the peer-reviewed journal article is linked there. Its results agree with British Geological Survey data. Bottom line, human-caused CO2 is 100x the volcano-caused CO2. Dunno where you got the misinformation, but you might want to reconsider everything else that source said.

Don Lindsay