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Removed {{NoResponse}}—I'll keep an eye out from now on.Tim Chambers (talk) 17:32, 3 October 2021 (UTC)


See snapshot for my first archive. Also see my reply to Stephen on his page.

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

I complained to Hayford Pierce about the removal of the Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg article. This is the current conversation. -- Tim Chambers 18:56, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi Tim,
Sorry about the deletion but there was just a single sentence that had been sitting there for a while without any chances at all. CZ has nothing against stubs, but even a stub is supposed to be at least 50 to 150 words and show some indication that it's being worked on.
I just restored this article in order to make certain, and here is the entire text:
Karl Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg is Germany's minister of economic affairs.
I'm afraid that that simply isn't enough to be a CZ article.
But you can copy the above text and put it into your own personal sandbox, of course, and expand it as you like.
Hayford [2:10, 25 April 2009]
Having no particular experience in this particular issue, it's worth, I think, looking at what can be done. My first question was "what are the responsibilities of the German minister of economic affairs"? For the key U.S. cabinet officials, we had an article on U.S. Secretary of Defense before we had articles on Robert Gates or Robert McNamara; I have not been able to bring myself to write Donald Rumsfeld or comment on Dick Cheney's incumbency in that post.
So, a starting point could well be what I learn, from [1], is the German Ministry of Economics and Technology. Certainly, with Japan, while it no longer exists, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry had immense technology influence independent of their economics ministers.
I note that the Ministry homepage gives his name as Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg, and there's a basic biography at [2]. It wouldn't be unfair to mention the Slashdot issue.
If writing about the man, he was "Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group on disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control". What positions did he support? He's been in the post since February 10. Has he made any key policy announcements? Perhaps Germany is more sensible than the U.S. demand for complete solutions to all crises within 24 hours, and he has taken steps to decide what to do. I don't know, for example, if this Ministry is responsible for the financial crisis, or other ministries/central banks are involved in Germany. Without any research, the post sounds closer to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce than to the Secretary of the Treasury, the financial minister. Howard C. Berkowitz 17:55, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, Hayford and Howard. I'll leave it in my sandbox for now. -- Tim Chambers 18:56, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Articles on your list

I'd certainly enjoy working on USS Indianapolis (CA-35). My recent work on the nuclear attacks against Japan certainly reminded me of her last mission. In the seventies, I worked for the Navy branch concerned with movement reporting, and the Indianapolis tragedy was always close to our minds.

Apropos the reference to a list of victims of islamofascists, would you care to comment on the articles on both islamofascism and radical Islam? I'm afraid islamofascism is an inherently contradicted term. Also, such a list, if it appears anywhere, should probably be a catalog under, perhaps, a subarticle about the use of assassination by radical Islamic groups. Howard C. Berkowitz 21:45, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Howard. I'm sorry for the delayed reply. I have been unable to carve out any time to work on CZ and just saw this wikimail today. (Also the email address I used went defunct many months ago and I just corrected that, too.) Anyway, when I do free up some time I'll ping you on your user page. -- Tim Chambers 00:22, 28 October 2010 (UTC)


Hi Tim - First, welcome back to the wiki. Second, it's cosmic that you "staked a claim" on Seth Dillon, because apparently I've been living under a rock and just discovered Thinkr, but was turned off by the Thinkr website because nothing on there gave a clue about who owns it or what their purpose/goals might be--which in my view always makes my eyebrows raise and makes me just a bit suspicious. I found some of the summaries intriguing, but again, no idea who wrote the summaries. So I'll be very super interested to read anything you write about all that in this wiki. Pat Palmer (talk) 19:38, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi Pat. I'm the same person chatting with you at :) Tim Chambers (talk) 19:47, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Glad to meet you. Pat Palmer (talk) 20:15, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Likewise! Sorry I just saw this. Tim Chambers (talk) 17:08, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

Write-a-Thon this weekend

This Sunday, we're getting together on the wiki for the first time in a decade to create and edit articles loosely themed on planets, stars, galaxies and cosmic entities - or anything that involves words like those! For more information, see What's a Write-a-thon? etc. Hope to see you there! John Stephenson (talk) 16:33, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

I'm sorry John, I just saw this. Maybe next time. Tim Chambers (talk) 17:09, 3 October 2021 (UTC)

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Thanks for your message. Quite a lot of spam filters reject our mail nowadays, unfortunately. John Stephenson (talk) 14:19, 4 October 2021 (UTC)