I don't need a "Welcome" message - really. --Doc 09:59, 7 July 2006 (PDT)

I know, I was just fixing all of his. I went through the list and fixed them; if you had removed it, I wouldn't have had to have fixed it. The welcome wasn't intended for experienced users, but I guess he didn't know that. I already replied to your thing on GodEmperorOfHell's talk page, so maybe I should have skipped you, but whatever. It doesn't matter. -Platypus Man | Talk 10:04, 7 July 2006 (PDT)
This welcome thing is gonna start to cause offence, Doc's been here longer than you have and someone put your welcome note in his page. You tell em what for Doc! --Nickb123 (Talk) 10:06, 7 July 2006 (PDT)
*sigh* Now Platypus222 has dropped his welcome message on a dozen more "new" users. I'm starting to wish for a "clue" template, or perhaps a "yellow flag", to drop on certain user's talk pages. Probably a good thing I'm not a sysop. I've always had the management style of Attilla the Hun. --Doc 10:26, 7 July 2006 (PDT)
lol well sometimes an authoritarian approach is the better way.... --Nickb123 (Talk) 10:28, 7 July 2006 (PDT)

Yellow Flag

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Cultural/Literary references

Doc - check out http://forum.lostpedia.com/showthread.php?t=173 for a discussion about how best to handle references to books, movies, etc. - I saw you weighed in on a few & would love your input on the policy. --Jajasoon 17:20, 30 August 2006 (PDT)


Well, the point is; We have had our parodies for some time now and they have sat well with the community at large, I will speak my support for the parody articles because I supprted their creatrion in the first place, besides, I think that the first purpose of spending time here at LOSTpedia is HAVE FUN. What is your position? --†††GodEmperorOfHell††† 12:04, 6 September 2006 (PDT)

Pala Ferry

Hey, could you check your last edit on Pala Ferry? Looks like you reverted to a few edits back, based on your comment it may have been the wrong one? Thanks. --Minderbinder 16:26, 12 October 2006 (PDT)


I put some comments here: http://lostpedia.com/wiki/Talk:The_Cost_of_Living#While.2FWhilst --Amberjet11 10:00, 6 November 2006 (PST)

Theory Wars

Would you mind explaining to me how "The warm weather in Portland, OR for Ben's birth date (December 22) is unusual but possible, and leaves a small list of possibilities for Ben's year of birth." is a theory but "The weather is atypical but not unheard-of for Portland, OR, at that time of year and thus gives us a small list of choices for Ben's year of birth." isn't? Or how they're meaingfully different sentences at all? --Bastion 11:35, 11 May 2007 (PDT)

I'm kind of with Bastion on this one. I've looked through the theories policy, and the changing of the wording doesn't appear to move the sentence any more into compliance than before. The only possible problem with the theory is that it doesn't make a concrete claim about Ben's date of birth. Your wording makes no more concrete a claim than his/hers. Perhaps you are referring to Bastion's use of the word "possibilities", per the policy of not using "may", "could", or "possibly". In this case, it should be pointed out that "possible" as an adjective "possibilities" as a noun, does not generate the subjective mood as do the aforementioned adverbs. Thus, I do not think that Bastion's wording violated that rule and merited removal/revision. Even if I am wrong on that specific point, it should be remembered that the purpose of a Wiki is to encourage contribution, and repeatedly altering the work of others without explanation goes against that purpose.--Cmpieper 11:57, 11 May 2007 (PDT)

Fair point (in response left on my page). It really isn't a theory as-is. It's a verifiable (and verified, as it happens) fact. The theory would be to posit a specific year, as I did elsewhere.


Oh and despite my previous disagreement with you, thanks for deleting that ridiculous comment about Joseph Smith and Ben. I don't understand how some people do not know how to speak respectfully about others.--Cmpieper 12:06, 11 May 2007 (PDT)

Mindfuck versus plot twist

I'm not attempting to censor anything. As a matter of fact, I'm the person that added the term Mindfuck to all these pages to begin with. The ones I'm changing are simply plot twists, and not full-blown mindfucks. Now that we have a plot twist page, we should carefully decide which ones of these are plot twists, which ones are mindfucks, and which ones are both.

that is so vulgar and nondescriptive a term, it's not really socially acceptable either. there should be no question about this. please consider using another word, there are plenty of other words that could work. conundrum, enigma, puzzler, etc.. i really have trouble believing you guys can't use a thesaurus and a dictionary and get a better terminology for your topics. --Victorcoutin 23:09, 11 June 2007 (PDT)


Doc: I was reading your comments. I wanted to express, that I don't believe Scientology is a dirty word. To me Scientology is just an organization. So far as it connections and theories to LOST, I could discuss that in full. To me Scientology is no worse than say HANSO foundation, and I don't see users thrashing that page much. I agree with your points. I think the confusion is alot of people don't understand or care to learn about Scientology. Can't say I blame them. Alot people assume negative things about Scientology, and I think the page shouldn't be controversial but more of a path of reviewing that has occured on LOST the series so far. Enturbulate


Thanks for the heads up, seems like the same guy as one we had earlier. Bit of a pointless spam on their own talk page though huh. --Nickb123 (Talk) 12:03, 24 August 2007 (PDT)