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Troy Vollhoffer[edit]

Hi @Dolotta, thank you for your help regarding this page! I have proposed edits on the talk page, but I have yet to receive any replies. Did I follow this process correctly? KaitlynHembrook (talk) 19:45, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @KaitlynHembrook: Yes you did! Thanks. Troy's article is not followed by many people so I would guess nobody noticed it. Since the addition wasn't referenced, it had to be categorically denied. Find a reference, and I will probably let someone take a look at it. You can use the {{Edit fully-protected}} template to have a Wikipedia admin take a look at it. It should get a quicker response. -- Dolotta (talk) 16:16, 1 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Dolotta: Thank you! Are you able to complete the edit request? KaitlynHembrook (talk) 15:17, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

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Neutrality of descriptions of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar[edit]

Nice and neutral are not at all the same things. To ignore the white supremacist aspects of Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar while mentioning all the high-sounding words like "statesman" is decidedly non-neutral. He drafted the incredibly racist Mississippi Secession Ordinance. He was a traitor to the United States who served the confederacy, first as an officer and when he proved unfit, as a diplomat. He was particularly vicious in opposing the rights of African-Americans, especially the right to vote. If describing him as a white supremacist sounds shocking, it should - but it is a neutral point of view. Leaving it out is whitewashing.Jacona (talk) 12:04, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

  • @Jacona: I agree with you that he is a rather unsavory character. The mention in a location article, however, should be limited to what he is primarily noted for -- in this case, I contend, it is as a justice and member of congress. If a reader would like more information, they can read more in his article, which is where, I believe, any appropriate note of white supremacy should definitely be mentioned. -- Dolotta (talk) 17:56, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
  • It is also noted that the term white supremacist does not appear anywhere in his article. Why would we put something about a person in a location article that isn't included in their own personal article? -- Dolotta (talk) 18:02, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
His article is full of white supremacy without using the specific term. How would you state that his fortune and his career were based on human slavery and suppression of the rights of black people? Jacona (talk) 18:18, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
  • My views are similar to that of Magnolia. Most Confederate generals were similarly situated. I am personally fine with some variant of "community XXX, YZ was named after Lucius Lamar." -- Dolotta (talk) 21:38, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

IP hopper[edit]

I did let them know on their talk that a rangeblock would be more effective and was about to report the pattern to help an admin (the 6 has been at it since Saturday on a couple other 6's in the range; Saturday they stopped the moment I reported on AIV), which it certainly will be. Nate (chatter) 01:42, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Thank you! I saw that you answered on their talk page after I had posted the message. -- Dolotta (talk) 02:07, 28 July 2020 (UTC)

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