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i think we have a difference in political ideology. while i believe that the war was right and good you do not. i respect your opinion, but that does not change my opinion of a person who from all reports is personally agressive. i hope you understand, that i, unlike you, am more scared of latham than howard. Xtra 02:02, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

it was just a comment of my personal impression. i would not put it up on an article about latham. i put it up on my page, just to show people where i stand. Xtra 02:15, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC) i am considering reducing some of the loadedness of my page. will look through when have time. Xtra 02:16, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

that's cool Xtra 02:30, 5 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Hey Borofkin, You asked about excision of territory from Australia's migration zone and confusion re sovereignty. When the Tiwi islands were retrospectively removed from the migration zone the Australian media reported Tiwi islanders becoming concerned that their islands were no longer part of Australia. In addition the issue has been raised on talk back radio, etc. For myself, I researched the topic to find out just what effects excision land from the migration zone might have other than the desired one. I wondered, for example, if a legal immigrant might not be able to start their permanent residency there. Various authorities have stated that there are no consequences to this except to stop illegal immigrants having recourse to the courts. Why not just remove all Australian territory from the migration zone then? Apparently there are 2 reason: 1) national pride, 2) the UN would get upset since it would amount to Australia excluding all illegals from the courts. Robertbrockway, 02:47, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Australian Immigration[edit]

Nice work on the immigration article. I wanted to include some info on immigration to Australian now- like who gets in and the requirements for entry, any where in particular that you think that information should go? Also are you planning on covering short-term immigration and the various visas and permanent residency? --nixie 04:41, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Wikinews demo up and running[edit]


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Nice work[edit]

Nice work on the whole immigration/refugee area. I'm really glad someone's on it, keep it up! Tez 00:37, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Prison categories[edit]

Hey... I love your work on Australian prisons. Just a question about the categorisation. A better way to organise it would be to place each prison or detention centre in the state category

Good idea. I didn't have my head around categories that day. I've tidied it up :) Longhair 13:00, 27 Nov 2004 (UTC)

The Humungous Image Tagging Project[edit]

Hi. You've helped with the Wikipedia:WikiProject Wiki Syntax, so I thought it worth alerting you to the latest and greatest of Wikipedia fixing project, User:Yann/Untagged Images, which is seeking to put copyright tags on all of the untagged images. There are probably, oh, thirty thousand or so to do (he said, reaching into the air for a large figure). But hey: they're images ... you'll get to see lots of random pretty pictures. That must be better than looking for at at and the the, non? You know you'll love it. best wishes --Tagishsimon (talk)

Illegal immigration[edit]

Since immigration is your speciality I thought of you when I read the illegal immigration page. You might want to take a look at/edit the page, its very U.S focussed and doesn't mention illegal immigraion in a global context at all--nixie 23:02, 12 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Review request[edit]

Hi :) If you have a few minutes it be great if you could have a look at West Papua and the re-name proposal at the bottom of its discussion page. Any input, edits, or opinions be great. All Best :)Daeron 16:45, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Human rights[edit]

Hi, how would you feel about tackling Human rights in Australia, I'm not sure where to start with it--nixie 01:28, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Neat, I'll help out where I can --nixie 03:33, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Hi Borofkin. I was wondering if you could explain this edit of yours to me? - Mark 07:22, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Ahhh, I was wondering if anyone had noticed that. It's a tonge-in-cheek and very POV reference to how our current immigration policy seems to be at odds with values such as freedom, justice, and equality. I could have also linked "fair go" to White Australia policy, for example. - Borofkin 07:26, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

You helped choose {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} as this week's WP:ACID winner[edit]

Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week {{subst:IDRIVEtopic article}} was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.


Hi, haven't seen you around for a while. A new editor has popped up and is using dodgy statistics to push anti-immigration sentiment, we got rid of them on Australia, but the editor has since recreated and extended the section on the immigration to Australia page. I'd appreciate your back up to keep things NPOV if you get a chance. Thanks. --nixie 23:39, 11 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Email re wikinews interview[edit]

Just confirming I've received it AOK... will get a reply back to you as soon as I can, thanks! File:Glenstollery.gifPOW! 07:05, 21 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikinews interview[edit]

David, Sorry about the delay! I have posted the interview at: User:Stollery/Interview - if you have any other questions just buzz me, and thanks for the opportunity and your patience! ĢĿ€Ñ §τοĿĿ€ŖγŤč 06:58, 3 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

about the cup of tea.[edit]

Sorry, but i REALLY can't think of much anything positive about Illuminato. And since he poured me a cup of tea i feel a bit obliged to respond in turn. That was about THE BEST most 100% positive compliment i could think of.

Sorry... but he's given me A LOT of problems in the past. And not much else.... sorry but there's not really any positive things i can say about him. :-( Nateland 00:55, 13 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jimbo is coming to Sydney[edit]

Sorry to spam you if you aren't interested. See Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney#April 25th for more info if you are interested. - Ta bu shi da yu 08:18, 10 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit Explanation[edit]

I was hoping you could justify this edit for me, as well as similar edits on other Utilitarianism pages. Fyfe is a well-known blogger, but I fail to see his importance for the general philosophical scene. Indeed, the fact that Desire utilitarianism has its own page is itself mildly dubious to me. But while I am willing to overlook the latter point, bringing Fyfe into important WikiProject Philosophy pages needs to be justified. Postmodern Beatnik 14:36, 23 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your response. You make a reasonable point about the links being justified so long as the Desire utilitarianism page itself is, but I wanted to ask Banno for his opinion on the matter. I'll almost certainly defer to his judgment. Postmodern Beatnik 19:10, 24 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think the mini-wiki [1] is a good compromise for now. After some thought, I believe a link to the mini-wiki in the External Links section of the main Utilitarianism article might be appropriate, as well. It probably wouldn't be appropriate on the other pages, but I see no reason not to put a link on the main page. I'll leave it to you, though. Postmodern Beatnik 20:06, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure that the mini-wiki will take off, either. But if it is substantive, a link may still be warranted. I leave it to your judgment, however. Postmodern Beatnik 15:55, 11 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Desire utilitarianism[edit]

I have commenced deletion proceedings at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Desire utilitarianism Banno 21:16, 1 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TfD nomination of Template:TemplateName[edit]

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Hello. Your ref fix [2] to the North American currency union has me puzzled. Why not just revert this IP's persistent vandalism [3] to the article? --Kralizec! (talk) 02:22, 28 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries! Thanks for taking the time to fix the broken ref. As much as this article is a magnet for vandalism and/or POV-pushing, I only wish all of its issues were so easily fixed! --Kralizec! (talk) 02:31, 28 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Backstage Pass: Powerhouse Museum[edit]

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I reverted this unjustified edit of yours. You cannot delete or alter other people's comments. --BorgQueen (talk) 22:36, 11 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Violence Against Indians in Australia Controversry[edit]

Hi, I saw your interest on the talk. I have done a major refactor on the above article and tried to convert it to prose with a chronology and a list of the different controversies and addressed the issues on the talk page . I would appreciate your feedbackWakelamp (talk) 09:46, 18 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Theory of Tea[edit]

Thanks for responding to my question; much appreciated! :) Still, I'll have to try milk first to see for myself, because it just seems so odd... like not writing with one's left hand. Paradoxically, I do pour the milk in the coffee mug first ('Europeaned,' of course), should I have creme coffee. Maybe I should start a thread on that... thanks!--Aubs 400 (talk) 11:55, 25 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Sydney meetup[edit]

Hi, I got your name from this list, and thought you might be interested in a meetup in Sydney at the Alexandria Hotel tomorrow. I hope you can join us. Sorry for the late notice. --99of9 (talk) 11:00, 18 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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