User:Mortense

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My name is Peter Mortensen. I call Århus, Denmark home. I am currently a software engineer at Højbjerg Maskinfabrik (HMF).

I completed a Master's degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Aalborg in Aalborg.

Besides contributing to Wikipedia, I am an active contributor to Stack Overflow and Super User - start at http://stackoverflow.com/users/63550/peter-mortensen.

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Getting help on doing something in Wikipedia[edit]

The primary entry point is the Helpdesk. Add a new section (link "New section") to that page and ask the question on how to do something (or asking for a reference to how to do something).

Unfortunately the original URL to a Helpdesk entry becomes broken when it rolls off the main page and onto an archive page. The way to find the new URL is first to note down the date of the question (for example, use "My contributions" - top right on a page when logged in) and then locate the entry on a Helpdesk archive page.

If it is purely English language related then use the language desk instead.

Wikipedia editing[edit]

  • A quantity and unit should be separated by space! From MOS:UNITS, Unit symbols: "Values and unit symbols are separated by a non-breaking space. The {{nowrap}} template or the   character can be used for this purpose. For example, use 10 m or 29 kg, not 10m or 29kg."
  • When values and spelled-out units form a compound adjective, hyphenate them: 10-kilometer beach, but 10 km beach. From Tony1's manual of style. This is also stated in MOS:UNIT, Unit names.
  • Low numbers: first or one, second or two, third or three, etc. (not 1st or 1, 2nd or 2, 3rd or 3, etc.). From WP:ORDINAL: "single-digit whole numbers from zero to nine are spelled out in words".
  • Contractions. it's, don't, didn't, won't, etc. should be expanded to it is, do not, did not, will not, etc. Ref: style manual, Contractions. See also Basic copyediting, Common edits, "Unless part of a quotation, contractions (don't, can't, etc.) should be changed to non-contracted forms (do not, cannot, etc.).".
  • Line-break protection. To protect from line-break for things with non-spaces use the nowrap template (can also be used with space as an alternative to  ). Examples: {{nowrap|A/D}} and {{nowrap|Mac OS X}}. Note that this template does not appear to work well with links, but this works (put the link inside the template): {{nowrap|[[Mac OS X]]}}
  • Numbers
    • Template for listing two types of units with one source, "convert". Example with a limit of 2 significant figures: {{convert|50000|kg|lb|lk=on|sigfig=2}}. Result: 50,000 kilograms (110,000 lb). "lk=on" makes wiki links to both input and output unit; normally it should be left out, equivalent to "lk=off".
      • Use "abbr=on" for the short form (e.g. m² instead of square metres).
      • If the quantity of the output unit (in the parentheses) is known then use "disp=flip". Example: {{convert|35|oz|kg|disp=flip|sigfig=2|abbr=on}}. Output: 0.99 kg (35 oz).
      • The home page for the template.
      • Some unit designations: sqft, m2, mi (miles), m
  • Section headings: ==Section headings==, ===Subsection===, ====A smaller subsection====.
  • Unordered list: * (sublist, second level: **, third level: ***, etc.)
  • Ordered list: # (sublist, second level: ##, third level: ###, etc.)
  • Wiki markup. More elaborate reference. Includes pre for quoted text.
  • Manual of Style (shortcut "WP:STYLE"). Includes:
    • Article titles
      • "The initial letter of a title is capitalized ... used only where they would be used in a normal sentence ... (Funding of UNESCO projects, not Funding of UNESCO Projects)."
      • "use "and" instead of an ampersand (&)"
    • Bulleted and numbered lists - "When the elements are complete sentences, they are formatted using sentence case and a final period."
  • Layout. "This Wikipedia Guide to Layout is a guide to laying out a typical basic article."
  • Marking articles
    • Missing definition ("lead") of the article's subject: add template {{lead missing}}, {{lead rewrite}} or {{context}}. Ref: Helpdesk entry, 2010-11-17. Overview with listed screen output.
    • Conform to style guide, copy editing: {{Cleanup}}.
    • "This article is written like an advertisement.": {{Advert|date=January 2013}}.
    • When an article uses external links in the body (for instance, instead of references): {{Citation style|date=January 2013|details=Violates Wikipedia:External links: "Wikipedia articles may include links to web pages outside Wikipedia (external links), but they should not normally be used in the body of an article."}}. (Wikipedia:External links says: "Wikipedia articles may include links to web pages outside Wikipedia (external links), but they should not normally be used in the body of an article."). Helpdesk entry. There is also the template external links, {{External links|date=January 2013}}. Output: "This article's use of external links may not follow Wikipedia's policies or guidelines. Please improve this article by removing excessive and inappropriate external links. (January 2013)"
  • Spacing
    • In formulae (within <math></math>) tags) (see Help:Displaying a formula)
      • text space      a\ b
      • large space     a\;b
      • small space     a\,b
  • Keyboard formatting (three keys in this example): {{keypress|Left CTRL|Left SHIFT|Left ALT}}. In action: Left CTRL+Left SHIFT+Left ALT
  • Do not use the second person (you, your). From Second-person pronouns (MOS:YOU): "Use the third person (a noun, or he, one, etc.): instead of When you move past "Go", you collect $200, use When players pass "Go", they collect $200, or A player passing "Go" collects $200. The passive voice may sometimes be used instead: When "Go" is passed, $200 is collected."
  • No "'" in decade designations; instead of 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, it should be 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s. Ref: WP:DECADE, "Decades".

Tools and shortcuts[edit]

  • Regular expressions (Perl type) for matching:
    • Missing space between quantity and unit ("\[*" is for handling wikified units and "'*" is for italicised units). Also note that there are normally a lot of false positives and thus every match must be checked manually. The symbol for micro can have several representations, e.g. 0xB5 and 0x55 0xCE 0xBC - they usually look slightly different: µμ.
      • \d'*\[*-*[kKmMgGtT]i*[bB]             Bits and bytes. Example of incorrect: 8GB
      • \d'*\[*-*[kKmMgG]*[hH]z            Frequency. Examples of incorrect: 17.8kHz, 900MHz
      • \d'*\[*-*[gGkKmMµμnNpP]*[vVwWaA]    Electricity. Examples of incorrect: 220V, 67.1volts
      • \d'*\[*-*[mMuUµμnNpP]*[fFhHΩ]    Electronic components. Examples of incorrect: 100nF, 7.5µH, 49.9Ω.
      • \d'*\[*-*[mMµμnNpP]*[sS]               Time. Examples of incorrect: 110ms, 67.87ps, 30seconds
      • \d'*\[*-*[cCkKmMµμnN]*[mM]               Physical dimensions. Examples of incorrect: 10km, 45.3nm
      • \d'*\[*-*[ifl][ntb]                         Imperial units. Examples of incorrect: 65in, 78.1lb
      • \d'*\[*-*[kmMµμnNpP]*[g]              Mass. Examples of incorrect: 4,500kg, 89.2µg
      • \d'*\[*-*[mµμnNpP]*[lL]              Volume. Examples of incorrect: 12.8l, 89nl
      • \d'*\[*-*[°][CF]              Temperature. Examples of incorrect: 50°C
      • \d'*\[*-*dB*[muv]*             Ratios 1 (for example power or intensity). Examples of incorrect: 78dB, -45.2dBm
      • \d'*\[*-*pp[mb]             Ratios 2. Examples of incorrect: 2.5ppm, 68ppb.
      • \d'*\[*-*[kilowatt]               Particular units. Examples of incorrect: 7.5kilowatts
    • Other
      • \d[aApP]\.*[mM]                  Time of day. Examples of incorrect: 7AM, 9:30pm
      • \d\s+[AP][M]|\d\s+[ap][m]                  Time of day. Examples of incorrect: 7AM, 9:30pm (?)
      • \d\[*-*[mMkKgG]*[lL][yY]|\d\[*-*[mMkKgG]*[pP][cC]|\d\[*-*[aA][uU]                  Astronomical, e.g. distance i parsecs (pc) or light years (ly). Examples of incorrect: 360kpc, 145Mly, 85AU.
  • All combined: \d'*\[*-*[kKmMgGtT]i*[bB]|\d'*\[*-*[kKmMgG]*[hH]z|\d'*\[*-*[gGkKmMµμnNpP]*[vVwWaA]|\d'*\[*-*[mMuUµμnNpP]*[fFhHΩ]|\d'*\[*-*[mMµμnNpP]*[sS]|\d'*\[*-*[cCkKmMµμnN]*[mM]|\d'*\[*-*[ifl][ntb]|\d'*\[*-*[kmMµμnNpP]*[g]|\d'*\[*-*[mµμnNpP]*[lL]|\d'*\[*-*[°][CF]|\d'*\[*-*dB*[muv]*|\d'*\[*-*pp[mb]|\d[aApP]\.*[mM]|\d\s+[AP][M]|\d\s+[ap][m]|\d'*\[*-*[kilowatt]|\d\[*-*[mMkKgG]*[lL][yY]|\d\[*-*[mMkKgG]*[pP][cC]|\d\[*-*[aA][uU]
  • HTML entities: &nbsp;

Keyboard shortcuts[edit]

See Keyboard shortcuts. For example, Shift+Esc+E to edit a page (Opera) and Shift+Alt+E to edit a page (Firefox). Some common ones:

  • Shift+Esc+E Edit
  • Shift+Esc+, (comma) Set focus in edit area (however, cannot change the focus from the address bar)
  • Shift+Esc+S Save
  • Shift+Esc+T Open talk/discussion page
  • Shift+Esc+H Current page's history

Croos-linking between sites in the Wikipedia family[edit]

Sites like Wiktionary can be linked to without it looking like an external link (with the "up arrow"). Example: a reference to a misspelling on Wiktionary: [[wikt:compatability|compatability]]. Result: compatability.

Some more sites are (source: Help:Interwikimedia links):

Site Prefix Alternative prefix
Wikipedia [[wikipedia:]] [[w:]]
Wikipedia, cross-language [[wikipedia:da:]]
[[wikipedia:en:]]
[[wikipedia:de:]]
[[w:da:]]
[[w:en:]]
[[w:de:]]
Wiktionary [[wiktionary:]] [[wikt:]]
Wikinews [[wikinews:]] [[n:]]
Wikibooks [[wikibooks:]] [[b:]]
Wikiquote [[wikiquote:]] [[q:]]
Wikisource [[wikisource:]] [[s:]]
Wikispecies [[wikispecies:]] [[species:]]
Wikiversity [[wikiversity:]] [[v:]]
Wikimedia Foundation [[wikimedia:]] [[wmf:]] [[foundation:]]
Wikimedia Commons [[commons:]]
Wikimedia Meta-Wiki [[meta:]] [[m:]]
Wikimedia Incubator [[incubator:]]
MediaWiki [[mw:]]
Bugzilla [[mediazilla:]] [[bugzilla:]]

How to change the title of a Wikipedia article[edit]

For reference:

How to change the title of a Wikipedia article.

Hint: use the "Move" tab...

See also "Help:Moving a page":

 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Moving_a_page
 "Move vs rename. The terms "rename" and "move" mean the 
   same in this context. They just refer to different 
   models for picturing the operation"


Data dump of Wikipedia[edit]

See Wikipedia:Database download for access to downloadable content of Wikipedia. This article contains actual download URLs. For example, the English Wikipedia is about 6 GB (27 GB uncompressed).


Directory of some Help Desk entries[edit]

This section is mostly for keeping track of Help Desk entries that are moved off to archive pages.

  • External links instead of references. 2011-01-19. Examles: Widgetbox and Wavelet packet decomposition. See also another Help Desk entry, "Problem of external links in body of articles" - "WP:EL prohibits inline external links from being added to the body of articles; they're supposed to be used only in the "External links" section of an article and, of course, in references properly enclosed between <ref> and </ref> tags. ... The most common cleanup template would be {{External links}}, but there is also {{Cleanup-spam}}. ... When I come across this problem, I always just strip them out by hand, converting relevant links into either references or moving them to the external links section, but most of them I just convert to either plain text or remove entirely.
  • Strange redirect. Media Communications Processor redirected to nForce. (2013-02-17).

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Edit list[edit]

1. CANopen. Addresses the reader directly - "You can transfer up to 8 bytes (64 bits) data per one PDO" (several instances, for instance near "The Process Data Object protocol is used to process real time data"). Mark template for this? Does the Manual of Style (MOS) address this problem? -Yes! From Second-person pronouns (MOS:YOU): "Do not use the second person (you, your)"

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