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Fertile Crescent[edit]

Many dictionaries define it to include the Nile, citing Breasted. Probably worth discussing and/or multiple definitions. DCDuring TALK 01:44, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


You seem to be engaged in a POV effort. Geographically, the country of Iraq is not the same as Mesopotamia. The Tigris-Euphrates river basin includes significant parts of modern Iran, Syria, and Turkey. While Iraq is certainly the major portion of Mesopotamia, it is not equivalent. Also, the archaeological evidence indicates that agriculture arose in China, India, Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Egypt close enough in time (8th millennium BCE) that determining which is first is simply not possible. The oldest known settlements were pre-agricultural ones of the Natufian culture in the Levant, not Mesopotamia. — Carolina wren discussió 20:55, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Please, do not mix Mesopotamia with Iraq, a geographical region with a modern country. They are not synonymous. --Vahagn Petrosyan 13:49, 25 December 2009 (UTC)


There is no policy that you are allowed to remove information from here, nor is there a policy that says I'm allowed to stop you. So we reach an impasse. It is useful for everyone to see what has been said here previously so that they know at what level to pitch their comments. Trying to hide comments (even if it's for benign reasons) can come across as an attempt to deliberately mislead, it is much more common to "Archive" the information to subpages. Conrad.Irwin 01:48, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

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Blanking talk page[edit]

I have reverted what you have blanked in this talk page. The past discussion on your talk page is actually relevant: you are repeatedly pushing some POV on the Mesopotamia entry, as your edit history shows, and the admins should it have easy to see whether a discussion on "Mesopotamia" has already taken place on your talk page. --Dan Polansky 20:50, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

If you persist in wasting everyone's time you will be blocked. Conrad.Irwin 22:39, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Read the policy "It is strongly discouraged to delete content from someone else's user talk page. Nor is it acceptable to modify other user's talk pages". Now leave me alone please. I'm not wasting anybody's time I want to be left alone. Izzedine 00:11, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Izzedine, your quotation is not wholly accurate; the Wiktionary:Namespace page actually says "It is strongly discouraged to delete content from someone else's user talk page. Nor is it acceptable to modify or create sub-pages of other user's talk pages." I have not deleted content from someone else's user talk page; I have only restored relevant content. The second quoted sentence is not wholly comprehensible to me, although I estimate that is says that (a) people should not modify other user's talk pages and (b) people should not create subpages in other people's talk pages.
But it is of course in fact acceptable to modify a user's talk page, as that is what I do whenever I post a comment. I should avoid modifying other user's comments, as is recommended elsewhere. And I should avoid making arbitrary modifications, such as adding arbitrary text and images at the top or in the middle of the talk page.
The page that you are quoting--Wiktionary:Namespace--does not have a policy status; it has never been voted on, and does not have a little box at the top that indicates that it is a policy, unlike, say, WT:CFI. What you are quoting as a policy has been pseudo-enacted by a single person in this series of edits back in 2005.
Most importantly, I have not damaged your talk page; I have restored it so that it is possible for admins to see the discussion history. --Dan Polansky 08:54, 18 January 2010 (UTC)