Talk:Skeptics in the Pub

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Please[edit]

Please, give me a reason not to delete this. It better be good... (24 hour limit) ħumanUser talk:Human 02:07, 12 July 2008 (EDT)

I support the gentleman from New Hampshire on whatever he is trying to accomplish on this page. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 03:31, 12 July 2008 (EDT)

Is the longest running Skeptics in the Pub in the world, and has given rise to many rationalist meet-ups across the globe, including Rebecca Watson's Skeptics in the Pub Boston and Michael Feldman's Drinking Skeptically Network and is a precursor to James Randi's "The Amazing Meeting". You just need someone with half a brain to put a decent entry together.

I am not sure about this part as I try to turn this into a better written article: "and Steve Fuller, sociologist from the University of Warwick, and a supporter of intelligent design" - is that two people or one? I thought it was one at first, and now I realize it might not be... ħumanUser talk:Human 19:02, 12 July 2008 (EDT)

I've buggered around with it enough to make it vaguely interesting - I think. No further edits needed from the London side. --Bupaldroe 08:35, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
Actually I quite like it. Almost wish I lived In London. :-) --Bobbing up 09:44, 13 July 2008 (EDT)

weird editing glitches[edit]

Hey, RA, are you editing this offline then pasting your results in? Or is something else going on? I keep seeing edits I made that were utterly simple vanish - like linking to "skeptic", why would that disappear? Also, I fixed the awful unclosed parens in the old London list, then they came back the same way a few edits later. We might want to figure out how we are mucking up each others' edits if we are doing this... Also, that long list of London speakers seems a bit trivial, can the reasons they were interesting speakers (or whatever, like the Dover PA ID guy) be listed or we scrub them? What do you think? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:25, 12 July 2008 (EDT)

Nay, Human. I don't even know how to edit offline (you can do that?). And I noticed that too. Perhaps if we analyzed the revision diffs we'd be able to ascertain what's happening. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 17:11, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
Well, "editing offline" means copying the source to another program (text editor), making changes, and then returning to the wiki later and copying one's edit in. While it avoids ECs, it also bypasses the whole point of the EC, one might not notice changes since one copied the source. It could have just been a fluke, or due to both of us and our helpful IP all editing at once. It could have also been the IP copying their favorite sections around from old versions to new ones. By the way, this article has no links to it... ħumanUser talk:Human 17:30, 13 July 2008 (EDT)
I've made a link to it.--Bobbing up 07:10, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
As a matter of courtesy and common sense - if someone decides to edit offline then they should place a warning notice on the page advising others. Do we have a template for that? Jollyfish.gifGenghisIs the Pope a Catholic? 12:31, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
Nope. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 17:35, 14 July 2008 (EDT)
It's not that hard to type. I have done it before ("I'm busy editing this thing, please wait til I delete this befoer jumping in...). ħumanUser talk:Human 01:26, 15 July 2008 (EDT)

I may have figured out what the problem is. I have discovered that when you get the "edit conflict" warning, if you just refresh the page instead of backing up, viewing the page normally, and then editing again, the edit conflict alert disappears, but you erase any changes made since you started editing. I don't remember doing that on this article in particular, but I may have. Did anyone else, including the IP editor, do this? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:25, 14 July 2008 (EDT)

Interesting. Hopefully the problem is behind us. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:26, 15 July 2008 (EDT)

Facebook group links[edit]

Seem a bit silly to me... we're linking to the SitP groups themselves, I think that's enough. ħumanUser talk:Human 18:12, 24 July 2008 (EDT)

Again, the ELs seem to be running a bit out of control with the massive new additions. Doesn't SitP have some kind of master list themselves we can just link to? How many US cities' facebook groups and myspaces should we bother linking to? ħumanUser talk:Human 17:31, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

The first two ELs (to SitP and Drinking Skeptically) pretty much cover all the other ELs - the pages we link to are a list and a map to help people find local groups. Unless someone comes up with a really good reason to keep them, I'm going to vape all the "local group" links, or at least all the ones covered at those two main sites. ħumanUser talk:Human 22:43, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

No response? This is a short fuse issue... ħumanUser talk:Human 03:18, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Hammer dropping in 3-2-1... ħumanUser talk:Human 03:43, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Zero. Cleaned up. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:16, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Past speakers[edit]

See above. How justified are these trivialities? More than the ELs, but still... looking for comment. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:17, 19 October 2009 (UTC)