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I'm glad to see that someone poestd this news over at RC on their Are the CRU data “suspect”? An objective assessment. Thread. I'd like to relate my experience there, over the last two days.I poestd a comment yesterday suggesting that their objective assessment wasn't terribly objective . Eric snipped my comment from three paragraphs to one paragraph and dismissed it with a curt read it again, slowly . In other words, the RC crew who claim the Climategate emails are taken out of context is perfectly fine with editing comments to the point where they are out of context so their snappy comebacks makes themselves themselves look good to the alarmist acolytes.I poestd a second comment today, reeinforicing the lack of objectivity in their thread, suggesting that if they were really trying to be objective, they would have selected the most pristine (least needing UHI and TOB and other anthropogenic fiddling) sites from the database, rather than a random selection, and would have used the pristine sites to confirm CRU's results as well as the validity of the concensus anthropogenic corrections they and CRU apply to the raw data. Otherwise their objective analysis has only confirmed Pielke's opinion of CRU and GISS et all as not being independent.I also pointed out that although the means matched in their figures, the variances don't, so why not? That is the kind of question they that a peer reviewer would key on, and unless they can explain why not, it further discredits the objectivity of their analysis. I now note my second comment AND THE FIRST have been deleted.So once again we see their hypocrisy after railing against skeptic web studies that haven't gone through rigourous peer review , they do the same things themselves and post an objective study on RC for the alarmist acolytes to propagate without peer review then suppress critical comments that point out faults known in some scientific circles as peer review .So, all in all, my objective opinion of their use of objective is summarized in the quote from the Red Queen Words mean what I say they mean

Category templates Edit

General category template Edit


  • This can be added to categories to add general categorising details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorise, such as popular categories.

Template category template Edit


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General wiki templates Edit

Clear Edit

{{clr}}, plus {{clrl}} and {{clrr}}

  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
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For Edit


  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.

Main article Edit

{{main|<main article>}}

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Right-aligned Table of Contents Edit


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Sandbox Edit


T is for template Edit


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Welcome Edit

{{welcIP}} and {{welcome}}

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Wikipedia Edit

{{wikipedia}}, {{wikipedia-deleted}}

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