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2007-09-02 12:10:24   O Mighty Man behind the ASUCD Curtain of Power.....could you get ASUCD to pass a resolution saying that a building should be named after me? Kthx. —EdWins

2007-09-08 23:20:40   Thanks for giving a response to my question. —AlexQuan

2007-09-09 16:10:13   I wonder, if Steve was banned from every page he is connected to, would he find a page totally unrelated to him to soothe his revert-finger? —KarlMogel

2007-09-10 19:30:39   ASUCD has been a department for years and years. It's just that he got added that way in some organization chart, and now everyone's calling him director. His business cards still say business manager. And here's the most important part: we shouldn't have a Director of student government, anyway. Directors direct, but shouldn't the students direct? It's a bad title for him, and we should fight it at every opportunity. The name change was at random, and it's a subtle encroachment on student authority. —BrentLaabs

2007-09-10 19:59:36   Which edit are you looking at? —WilliamLewis

2007-09-10 21:57:43   Maybe Comcast is just popular - but DavisGreen's IP address could always be from dial-up. See if it changes from day to day and that might suggest who it is. Dial-up services typically come with cable packages. —KarlMogel

2007-09-11 13:46:03   Hello JamesSchwab, Certainly feel free to upload the Bowers Addition map. Since it is copied from a government document circa 1913, I assume it is public domain. I assume you can do that by taking a screen shot and uploading that? (It would be nice to have enough resolution to read the number—1 through 20—assigned each lot in each of the five blocks. In addition, feel free to upload most anything else you find on the Old North Davis History site. John —JohnLofland

2007-09-11 19:46:02   Do you fish? —PaulHarms

2007-09-11 22:02:57   hey james, i've been wanting to thank you for a while. i really appreciate the support you showed on the May 1st page. I believe you were the only one from the wiki hierarchy that was vocal in backing me up and it meant a great deal to me. also, it was a pleasure having you in two of my classes. take it easy. —JessicaRockwell

2007-09-12 00:18:28   Are you living in Midtown or Downtown? My girlfriend and I (well, me on part time basis) are out in Midtown now. Quite a change from Davis! —EdWins

2007-09-13 16:01:24   awesome info on the Activism page —JessicaRockwell

2007-09-20 02:30:25   Hey James, could u help edit my comment on Dos? I'm not sure why but all the "" are AAAA or weird! I'm sure there's a easier way to change it back. Thanks! btw, there's been like no mail for u at the house, but a ton for other people! —AmyLee

2007-09-26 12:35:38   Yup. I'm approaching it with hands open, no assumptions. I connected the names as well, but I'm letting the editor reply rather than guess. Right now there are only about ten edits, not difficult to audit, so I'm happy to take it slow. —JabberWokky

2007-09-26 13:37:07   you should tell the better business bureau how university village treats residents. it is the only way to get them to make changes or get whatever compensation you deserve for the things they do. —qwerty

2007-09-29 14:17:08   Well, if the PervertProfessor can do the same, I shall. —MartinKing

2007-09-29 14:37:48   Si. And, yes, he was personally attacking me. What else was the *sigh* bullshit about?—MartinKing

2007-10-06 21:20:33   Hey, James... could you recommend/provide an email or other (non-wiki) contact for [wikispot]the LEAD Wiki entry? —JabberWokky

2007-10-09 10:25:07   thanks James. works for me. hopefully ASUCD slates Solidarity and GO will follow... —PxlAted

2007-10-09 10:33:10   David's public page is his private page, as he deleted the public one this morning and linked it to his private page. —JabberWokky

2007-10-15 18:48:08   It's perfectly legal to post pictures taken in public, children or otherwise. Every photo of a rock concert would have to be scoured for a kid on his dad's shoulders otherwise. :) Seriously, though... the [WWW]details are a bit complicated, but the general rule of thumb is that anything taken in public is always perfectly fine, even on private property that is a public area (stores, walkways, fronts of houses), but things that have a reasonable expectation of privacy (through a window, over a shoulder, in a back room of a store) are not allowed. If you use your photos to sell something (publishing them doesn't count), the rules change, but for wiki usage, if it is in the public eye, you can take a photo of it and place it here. You can of course be asked to leave private property, but you do not have to ask permission before taking photos if the subject you are shooting is reasonably visible from an area open to the public. If you're interested at all, the keywords to search for are "photographer's rights". —JabberWokky

2007-10-22 23:07:52   Funny that you mention that, Joe and I were having a conversation about the recycled ASUCD platforms (i.e. Expanded Wireless Access). I didn't know the calendar was one of them. —GregWebb

2007-10-28 19:31:46   We're planning on pulling the records and calling those two up, among others, because we now have an interested historian. —MaxMikalonis

2007-10-30 21:53:01   Thanks for your comment on the Recovering From Spiritual Abuse page. I agree—SA is tough to define, but once you've experienced it, your radar picks it up very quickly. Not like something Jesus would do at all! —RichLindvall

2007-11-14 18:12:46   Hi James. The leg I was referring to was the giant one that a bunch of pre-slate Friends people, Adam Barr, and various other people back in early 2005. It was in response to the Student Focus controversy when their candidates got caught in the dorms in 2004. It gave better definitions of how far away people had to be from polling places in order to campaign, what constituted as campaigning, etc. I know the bill passed, and the elections codes were modified as a result. I don't have a copy of it off hand, but I am pretty sure the elections codes were properly modified to reflect that old bill. —PaulAmnuaypayoat

2007-11-14 18:25:26   I wish I could tell you, but I don't remember if we mentioned anything about volunteers or not. We might have assumed that volunteers would be sanctioned by SJA, and thus did not mention them in the elections codes, since the election committee doesnt have jurisdiction over non-candidates. But, I would have to re-read the elections codes to see if we said anything at the time about volunteers. —PaulAmnuaypayoat

2007-11-18 16:12:50   Haha, thanks for the endorsement. —EliYani

2007-11-22 19:13:25   What was the message on the bounce? I got your reply just fine... —ArlenAbraham

2007-11-22 20:37:35   Nobody made one. I'm on the road, in Washington DC for the holiday and am borrowing a friend's computer, so I lack my usual graphics tools, otherwise I would have. —JabberWokky

2007-11-23 21:06:16   Hi James,

Please do not revise my personal Davis wiki page. Thanks. —EricFriedman

2007-11-23 21:12:42   It is my page. It has my personal info on it. What the fuck is your problem? Chill man. The elections are over. —EricFriedman

2007-11-23 21:24:11   Do not change my page anymore. I'm not going to get into a pissing contest with you over the wiki again. I'n not concerned about the wiki norm. This is my personal information that is released. Do not revert my page again. Thank you. —EricFriedman

2007-11-23 21:32:37   James, this has nothing to do with politics. This is about a website that has my name on it, and that can be searched by anyone on the web. We can take down my page if you won't stop this bullshit, but it's going to be posted in a way that is acceptable to me since it contains my personal information. —EricFriedman

2007-11-24 16:27:25   I deleted it. But, how do I know it won't appear again? Why do you insist on revising my page? —EricFriedman

2007-11-26 10:38:56   Once again, you missed the point. —EricFriedman

2007-12-02 21:01:47   so, you delete your friends page per his request, yet you vehemently oppose deleting my page at my request. What's the difference? Why did your friend want his page deleted? What a hypocrite.

2007-12-02 21:10:44   Why delete it? I talk paged both edits. Is it an issue with the misconduct story? Otherwise, he's still part of the history of Davis (and his own website is still up, too, which is what tipped it for me). —JabberWokky

2007-12-02 21:27:22   It might be a good idea to tell everybody that in the Talk entry. It's not up to just me. I figured it was something like that, which is why I restored his entry, but not his story (which, a la people removing their own restaurant reviews, seems to be pretty accepted... you might want to note it in the Talk entry there, too, lest that one get reverted as well). —JabberWokky

2007-12-07 16:18:14   Regarding Brent, the issue is not his personal opinion about GO or anything else for that matter. My concern with him up until very recently was the fact that he was regarded as a senior member of the Davis Wiki community, and therefore I had higher expectations for his conduct throughout this past season. It doesn't matter what he does inside of ASUCD, when he comes to the wiki, he needs to set a good example and follow the norms. But since he has decided to express himself here on the wiki as a strongly anti-GO person, he will be treated as such, which also means that his opinion shall be considered as equally credible as that of Eric Friedman, or any other person. James, you are the first person to directly defend Brent's actions on wiki, which is a good thing in my eyes, but Brent's unwillingness to defend his own credibility throughout this whole process only serves to support my decision to treat Brent's expressed opinion as equal to Eric Friedman's. To maintain credibility on the wiki, Brent could have used his vast knowledge of ASUCD to play the role that JabberWokky played throughout (clarifying differing viewpoints, checking for facts/corroboration, etc.), but instead he became his own front line assault team. He tried to wear multiple hats simultaneously, and that almost never works when it comes to political discussions. Going forward, Brent's point of view should be regarded as nothing more than 1 part of the APOV, instead of a large part of the APOV or the entire APOV. That is the only fair way out of this big mess at this point. —PaulAmnuaypayoat

2007-12-14 21:21:32   Hello James. —GeorgeLewis

2008-02-01 16:01:57   And Prof. Schwab's class on student government will only be offered every Spring quarter in alternate years. —AndrewBianchi

2008-03-05 09:55:06   best quote from Bob Saqet: "I used to suck dick for coke!" —StevenDaubert

2008-03-12 14:08:25   There are some semi-easy ways if there is a way to translate between the two different URLs (from the old type to the new type). How well do you know the new link format? I'll take a look at it this evening. —JabberWokky

2008-08-09 16:27:54   I apologize for not answering your question sooner; I was distracted by focusing on replying to others' comments, especially IDoNotExist's. —BrendanChan

2008-11-23 17:18:37   Years ago you created a pages for Michael O'Flaherty, Vince Estremera, and Patrick Palupa. Any idea where they can be linked from? —JasonAller

2009-11-14 15:09:57   James, I don't know if you will ever even see this, since you left a comment on my page 2 years ago and I just read it today, but the only way to get the Lawsuit graveyard up and running again is to completely redo it, and nobody has had the energy to do that. However, you might enjoy the videos that Ned has been posting to YouTube lately. [WWW]

2011-08-08 10:57:48   Just wanted to say thank you for your comments on the Richards "Subway" The Worst Intersection in Davis. I added my own rant as well in the comments section, but I think you hit the nail on the head! Thanks again. —OldDavis73

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