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This is my talk page. If you'd like to reach me or have a question, you can leave a message here and SourceWatch will let me know there is a message waiting. Thank you! Lisa Graves



Hi Lisa. Can Source Watch host a pdf for me? It relates to Godfrey Bloom . It was obtained perfectly legitimately from the Companies House website, it is the accounts of Bloom's company proving that he is a director , contrary to his declaration of interests to the European Parliament.

Please contact me at lisa AT prwatch.org

"Report an error"?

Lisa, would there be a way to add SourceWatch to the Report an Error Alliance?[1] and implement (functional) "report an error" buttons [File:reporterror_med1.png] on its pages? (someone asked me recently, how to report an error, & the process isn't obvious) Anna Haynes 21:49, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Anna! Thank you for the tip. I will look into it. In the meantime, there is a How to box on the left side of every page with the link to "How to Correct Errors," which is also available here-- http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Help:How_to_fix_or_report_an_error

Lisa, how about a box (& ideally, a macro that generates it) akin to the one I've put on right side of Matt Ridley's page? (is this ok with you?)

Dear Anna: I appreciate the effort you put into that. But I think putting that at the top of every article in SW would distract from the article. Plus, the page referenced basically asks readers to correct an error rather than report an error, unless they cannot fix it themselves (which creates a gap between the report an error concept and the reality). That's because we are very small and the wiki is very large and so we count on users to build the site with us by correcting errors as they find them, in wiki fashion. I can change the hot topics box to add the link to correct an error there and remove it from the how to box, though.

I think a box for errors on every page is overkill and ugly. There is a "contact us" link clearly visible on the left hand side of the page, if indeed they are somehow unable to edit the page themselves. ≡ SCRIBE ≡ 22:01, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Thank you, Scribe, for your input! Lisa

Move page please?

Lisa, could you please move the page Easter Island (narrative) to Easter Island (allegory)? (it's more apt) Anna Haynes 19:32, 27 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi Lisa, Just wanted to pass on some information regarding searches for the Baha'i Faith pages (see main one here- http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Baha%27i_Faith - now over 6500 views) in relation to this site. Currently, if you Google 'Baha'i' + 'Sourcewatch', the first search result is the Baha'i Faith entry on Wikipedia (a site well-known for its long-standing editor-stacking policies, and suppression of information regarding this organization), and the ninth search result on the first page is the in-house Baha'i Wiki, Bahaikipedia. Neither of these sites contain material from Sourcewatch or refer to these articles. This smacks of serious search-optimization to me. Do you know what would be required to achieve something like this? Thanks for continuing your great work on this site. Kind regards --Atomised 08:01, 13 October 2011 (UTC)


Dear Atomised--We will definitely look into this! Not sure how the wikipedians managed to do that, but we're on it. Lisa

Thanks very much, Lisa. It seems like a very complex form of search optimization. As a side note, the Haifan Baha'i organization has an official 'Internet Agency'(http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Baha%E2%80%99i_Internet_Agency), which operates out of the main Baha'i 'World Teaching Center' in Haifa, Israel, and interestingly, the official annual Wikipedia conference this year was held in Haifa in June (http://bahaiblog.net/site/2011/06/19/official-wikipedia-conference-is-in-haifa/). Thanks again --Atomised 08:48, 23 October 2011 (UTC)


Lisa - How do we control who edits our sites? Meaning, how to we prevent malicious edits from unauthorized writers ? Thanks Chiptex

Dear Chiptex: Is there a SW article you are referring to that has undocumented claims or that hase been vandalized? Please post a link here or email me at lisa AT prwatch.org

Islamic Bigotry and ADL Pages

Why not restore research and well sourced data?Postali 01:58, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Dear Postali-- You cited Antidotto for vandalism for removing your contributions after you removed or minimized his contributions or prior content. Given the edit war, the page is under review until all of the recent changes can be examined more closely. Lisa Graves

Exactly my question, why prefer to support his edit which is an utter distortion and senseless, please see talk and not the previous version, and then block the page? Regards.Postali

I would have said that that page was worthless. Everything about "Islamic Bigotry" can be found with a trawl through blogs. A Google search will find a lot of blogs and SourceWatch - is that clever? Wouldn't an AFD on this page save wasting a lot of time on it?
Actually, I came here looking for news on the "review" of the ADL page. I seem to recall it was sued for defamation - is that a secret we mustn't talk about? MoshKat 19:52, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
Moshkat indef. blocked. Scribe 13:31, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

All accusations were documented, and it is a fact that ADL was taken to court on its espionage / promoting breaking and entering into JeffB's house... they lost the case and had to pay damages to Jeff B and Steve Z. So, why cut this page out. Ibid about Yoav Shamir's documentary. He tags along with Abe Foxman... and all references are clearly in the documentary. --Antidotto 14:08, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Both of these pages are under review but there are other articles in the queue ahead of them. Lisa Graves

Jerusalem Prayer Team

Hi Lisa, The Jerusalem Prayer Team page has been placed under review in October 2011. I would like to follow up the status of the review. FYI, the source page has placed a copyleft notice on the page http://jerusalemprayerteam.org/AboutDrMikeEvans.asp. Thank you. Gladys Nejudne 22:06, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Fracking - Portal:Water


Fracking is not new..it's been around for decades. So has the use of sand along with other materials for 'propping' open a fractured reservoir. What is new is the extent of the fracturing taking place and the hazardous materials being used.

I don't see any mention of the limits to a gas well within a certain area and depth or formation. Usually, depending on the state, a limit is placed on the number of wells and the extent of the borehole that can be drilled within a certain area, such as being limited to a section (1 mile x 1 mile) in my state. Additionally, wells are limited to specific depths to protect adjacent formations above and below the formation being produced which the leaseholder may not even own. In my area, the producing shales are from 17,000 to 20,000 feet. Given that a permit for drilling sets limits on the area produced, when a well is fracked at a depth of 17,000 feet to such an extent that it's affecting water wells drilled from 100 feet to say 1500 feet and 1 mile equal to 5,280 feet, the drilling company is well beyond it's permitted depth and area. The above water bearing formations thus penetrated may well dump water they hold eventually into the producing formation. And this isn't even speaking of the hazardous material concerns. Fracking in this fashion is a threat to other tax paying businesses in the state that are dependent on water wells as well as municipal water systems. A significant percentage of what the state gains in taxes through the drilling of these wells in this fashion may well be lost in damage to these other businesses and also to lease holders of the adjacent formations above and below. Should these businesses and municipalities become aware of the danger to their sources of water, they could become allies of the activists who are fighting it and a familiar voice with the political PTB.

The limitations to the drilled well is usually set by a state's Dept. of Natural Resources or a similarly authorized state body. One thing I can't understand is why a drilling company would be allowed by the lease holder to frack to such an extent that they endanger the loss of the formation pressure to the surface which is what they're doing when they penetrate to shallow water wells on the surface. Also, they are conjoining the producing formation with other formations and damaging them in a way which may limit their utilization in future energy exploration and production.

James Horn 03:19, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Dear James: Thank you for your note and detailed information. I am sorry for the delay in response while I was away. I am going to flag your note for Sara Jerving on our team to follow-up on your views and suggestions. Thank you for reaching out to us! Lisa

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