Talk:Vera Rubin

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Cooper?[edit]

This article has her middle name, Cooper, in parentheses. Was that her maiden name? If so, the article should say so. In any case, the article should explain why "Cooper" is in parentheses. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MiguelMunoz (talkcontribs) 19:03, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

ADDRESSED Ybidzian (talk) 18:34, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Missing information[edit]

This article is really disorganized, and is missing information on the heart of the subject: the work she did that made her notable. There is no shortage of material in the references and links. RockMagnetist (talk) 16:48, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

ADDRESSED Ybidzian (talk) 18:34, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

It's ENROL not ENROLL[edit]

Please do not change the word "enrol". Enrolled, enrolling, etc use a double "l". Enrol uses one "l" only, as does the word "enrolment". Thank you.


enrol Pronunciation: /ɪnˈrəʊl, ɛn-/ translate enrol | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish Definition of enrol verb (enrols, enrolling, enrolled) 1 [no object] officially register as a member of an institution or a student on a course: he enrolled in drama school [with object]: all entrants will be enrolled on new-style courses [with object] recruit (someone) to perform a service: a campaign to enrol more foster carers archaic write the name of (someone) on a list or register: our Seamen and their numbers were carefully enrolled 2 [with object] Law, historical enter (a deed or other document) among the rolls of a court of justice: the endowment of religious houses cannot be measured simply by the licences enrolled in chancery

Derivatives enrollee Pronunciation: /-ˈliː/ noun enroller noun Origin: late Middle English (formerly also as inroll): from Old French enroller, from en- 'in' + rolle 'a roll' (names being originally written on a roll of parchment) Spelling rule Double the l when adding endings which begin with a vowel to words which end in a vowel plus l (as in travel): (enrols, enrolling, enrolled). enrol in other Oxford dictionaries Definition of enrol in the US English dictionary [1]

Disagree It is enroll in the US, and enroll is an acceptable secondary spelling in the UK. According to Webster's, enroll is the correct spelling. [2] Additionally, you will notice that Vera is American and not British nor Australian. Wikipedia policy is to use American spelling for for American subjects. See Wikipedia:Manual of style#National varieties of English, summarized in Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive N#British/American Spellings.
That you would spend so much effort guarding this article from such a trivial change and reverting multiple attempts to effect the change over a long time concerns me. This is apparently due to a misconception you expressed on my talk page, that this article was, in your words: "my article on Vera Rubin". There is no such of a concept as my article in Wikipedia. Please refer to Wikipedia:Ownership of articles. If that isn't perfectly clear you should probably go on to study WP:DBF. I'm not criticizing you but rather letting you know about this, since you apparently didn't re-visit my talk page to see my reply to your post.Trilobitealive (talk) 13:40, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Trilobitealive (talk) 13:40, 24 March 2013 (UTC)