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Email re-enabled I have blocked all of your sockpuppet accounts with which I am familiar from any activity here--there is not point in them being able to do anything, including sending email. If you want to edit here again, please email an admin directly using the "Email this user" feature from this account. Have a nice day. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:50, 2 July 2016 (UTC)Reply

Asking for input As far as I understand this message (and my Dutch is not good), all that is being asked here is for someone to intervene. I don't think it's anything conspiratorial and it's being conducted on talk pages. I know that you are concerned about ganging up on you and the best way to ensure that this doesn't happen (or if when it does happen that it just fizzles out) is to simply be a good editor here and not get bogged down in personal conflict. If that seems unfair, maybe it is but it's the truth--other users are applying much stricter scrutiny to you and your edits. Maybe they aren't showing enough good faith but either way, I am begging you to just suck it up and try to move on with editing. Discussion is going to continue on the Village Pump and others are likely to be upset. I don't blame them, honestly. If you are just doing good work and not having conflict with others then that outrage will dissipate and eventually the only hurt feelings will be directed toward me for being too much of a loose cannon. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:03, 5 July 2016 (UTC)Reply
"I don't think it's anything conspiratorial ..." Yeah, right?! At any rate, I will try to ignore any fuss being generated on the VP and just get on with constructive editing, as you suggest, but someone really needs to make PeterR understand that he doesn't own his edits! Stho002 (talk) 05:23, 5 July 2016 (UTC)Reply

Ptiliodes sydneyensis


I have deleted the Ptiliodes sydneyensis page, as you requested. According to Wikidata it is synonym of Ptiliodes australis. Do you have any information regarding that, since Wikidata can still be a bit of a headache when it comes to synonymy? –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:52, 6 July 2016 (UTC).Reply

@Tommy Kronkvist: The issue here is a bit complicated. To cut a long story short, I am the only person who has ever written the combination Ptiliodes sydneyensis, which I put on WS, and Wikidata then sourced it from here. Why did I write the combination Ptiliodes sydneyensis, you ask? Well, it is because the original combination Trichopteryx sydneyensis is a synonym of Ptiliodes australis (although, as a further complication, I cannot actually find a literature source for the synonymy, only a secondary source). The Code is unclear on this issue, but, at the time, I was of the view that the combination Ptiliodes sydneyensis existed automatically as a logical implication of the synonymy. However, I have since changed my mind, partly because subsequent combinations involve gender agreement issues which the Code is also rather unclear about. Therefore, to prevent complexity and confusion getting out of hand, I now retract Ptiliodes sydneyensis. I'm not sure how to get it retracted from Wikidata, but it seems that they can easily end up with all our mistakes! ... Stho002 (talk) 21:26, 6 July 2016 (UTC)Reply
Okay, well that is a bit tricky. Thanks for the briefing though. As for Wikidata I have filed a deletion request for the Q21362919 Wikidata item i.e. their "Ptiliodes sydneyensis page". –Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 22:54, 6 July 2016 (UTC), 22:54, 6 July 2016 (UTC).Reply
I have left a note supporting the deletion request ... Stho002 (talk) 23:05, 6 July 2016 (UTC)Reply

Betty and F. Christian Thompson


Hello! Way back in 2011 you added a note indicating Betty J. Thompson is the wife of F. Christian Thompson. This was shortly reflected in F. Christian Thompson's Wikispecies page (diff). While the two share the same last name, and have certainly co-authored multiple papers, can you provide a reliable source to indicate they are in fact married? Using two Wiki-pages to corroborate one another runs a high risk of perpetuating falsehoods. Cheers, -Animalparty (talk) 04:01, 10 March 2019 (UTC)Reply