Talk:Rachel Barton Pine

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Nominated for cleanup[edit]

I have removed MANY inappropriate EL's, and quite a bit of overlinking from the article, but I would appreciate it if others could look it over, and correct as needed. WuhWuzDat 14:55, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

You did indeed overlook several duplicate links. I have removed them - and the tag. WolfmanSF (talk) 06:21, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, after the first "link-ectomy" session, I was starting to lose track of who was linked already, and who wasn't. WuhWuzDat 14:36, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Image needed[edit]

The infobox image of the artist has been deleted as part of a general tightening of Wikipedia policy regarding "fair use" of copyrighted publicity photos. A replacement image could be obtained in one of several ways. Someone could upload a photo of their own into Wikimedia Commons. Or a photo from Flickr could be used if it was posted under, say, the "creative commons attribution 2.0 generic license" (which allows use of the image with attribution) rather than being listed as "all rights reserved". Here is an example of such an image. (Note the "some rights reserved" link under "additional information" in the lower right corner.)

However, I understand that Wikipedia prefers the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA) or a CC-BY-SA-compatible license and, if possible, also the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). This is discussed here. This doesn't appear to be essential. WolfmanSF (talk) 08:28, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Got one. WolfmanSF (talk) 07:48, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Emergency brake mechanism[edit]

A number of independently written accounts of the accident refer to the passenger pressing the emergency stop button(s). No account that I have found refers to an emergency brake handle. Under the circumstances, it must be assumed that all these accounts are derived from interviews with the participant. The train was actually a Chicago & Northwestern Transportation Company train operated under an agreement with Metra. Unless someone rode the same line in 1995 and has direct knowledge of the emergency stop mechanism used on that line at the time, I would suggest that the best way to verify the type of mechanism used would be to track down Brian McCarthy and ask him. WolfmanSF (talk)

I am a member of the Illinois Railway Museum, and we have 3 former CNW bilevel commuter cars (including cars from both manufacturers) in our collection. NONE of them have emergency stop buttons, all having small levers to actuate the emergency brake. This feature has not changed significantly since the cars were manufactured. If necessary, I will take photographs of the levers at my next visit. WuhWuzDat 18:56, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Marriage?[edit]

If she uses her married name, the article needs some informaton on her marriage. Softlavender (talk) 05:06, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Done. WolfmanSF (talk) 05:50, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

"Severely" mangling?[edit]

Is the word "severely" really necessary in "severely mangling the other [leg]"? What, exactly, is the difference between a leg that's been "severely mangled" and one that's been simply "mangled"? Do legs ever get "slightly mangled"?—Chowbok 21:18, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

In a situation such as this, rather than start an inane discussion, I think you could simply delete the offending word. There are very few articles in Wikipedia that could not use additional copyediting. WolfmanSF (talk) 22:09, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
Inane discussions are one of the true pleasures of Wikipedia.—Chowbok 22:34, 8 September 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, that went over my head. WolfmanSF (talk) 22:49, 8 September 2012 (UTC)