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A fact from Oliver Lincoln Lundquist appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 6 January 2009, and was viewed approximately 785 times (disclaimer)(check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
Perhaps not surprising that an article would be created from an obituary in The New York Times, but I guess two articles would be a surprise. Both articles were built around the obituary, but I would say that the Oliver Lundquist article adds more material from additional sources. It would appear to me that changing Oliver Lincoln Lundquist to a redirect to Oliver Lundquist would not lose anything. The Oliver Lundquist version is also well-represented by links to other article. Alansohn (talk) 20:59, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
Not terribly bizarre, indeed. There are a couple of places where I think my phrasing is more felicitous. I'll play with it.--Wehwalt (talk) 21:04, 4 January 2009 (UTC)
"The globe used in the original design was an azimuthal projection focused on the North Pole with the United States, the host nation of the conference, at the center. The projection used cut off portions of the Southern Hemisphere at the latitude of Argentina which was acceptable as Argentina was not then a member of the United Nations. The final design used in the modern logo includes all of South America and Antarctica and was rotated to be centered more on Europe."
This paragraph is wrong. The map is centered on the North Pole. The original map was not centered on the USA, and the current map is not centered "more on Europe". Totally wrong. The map is centered on the North Pole, and the former map was centered on the North Pole. Typical wikibogus "factoids" masquerading as an encyclopedia article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs)
While I can question the wording of your post about wikibogus factoids, I will take blame for the phrasing in the article. What I was trying to summarize was the fact that there is one continent that appears at the bottom center of the projection. While those at the top of the map will appear upside down to those accustomed to looking at a Mercator projection, and those to the left and right will be in unfamiliar orientations, the land mass at the bottom center will appear in its customary Mercator projection image, and the map will appear to be "centered" on that continent. I will revisit the wording of the article to reflect your concerns. Alansohn (talk) 06:37, 7 January 2009 (UTC)