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tactic[edit]

Thank you for writing and explaining. I appreciate it very much. Figaro 15:46, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Hello, Allefant, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thanks for your contributions; I hope you like it here and decide to stay. We're glad to have you in our community! Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Happy editing! Swift 09:16, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Oh, I just notice, this is also new, so thanks for the welcome - but as my edit stats show, I'm already here for over a year, so I feel a welcome statement without those links would have been more appropriate :) --Allefant 22:05, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Well, none of the welcome_templates really has such a welcome message (see a table of these) and I reckoned that having these links on the talk page wasn't such a bad thing (there wasn't anything on it anyway, so it hardly took up space). If you don't like some (or any) of it, you are free to archive, refactor or delete the content if you like. It is after all your talk page. --Swift 16:30, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
If there is no fitting template, you can always use a personal welcome message, instead of slamming in the next best one. Still, it was of course nice of you to put the template – just maybe in the future you should consider writing a personal welcome message to users who apparently are not new here. Even if formulated badly, it will sound much more honestly meant than any premade template. --Allefant 19:39, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Show preview button[edit]

In a number of your contributions you make a very large number of edits in succession. An example are your edits on Allegro library where you made nine edits in under twenty minutes. Instead of saving after every minor edit, consider hitting the Show preview button to make the history page more readable. --Swift 09:16, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

[The following comment by Allefant was copied from User_talk:Swift. Don't worry, I watch pages where I comment.]
Hello! And, well, look closer: I spent 15 minutes on improving the article, and changed several separate things. If you would do more editing yourself, you would know that this is how things work. Anyway, I do appreciate your efforts in trying to improve the ways other users work in Wikipedia :)
For cluttering up the history, I agree it's bad, but simply happens sometimes, using Preview or not. You can easily check all changes though without having to go throw each individual one like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Allegro_library&diff=66315200&oldid=65916462
Greetings, and happy editing, --Allefant 15:05, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
"If you would do more editing yourself..." :-D
As I mentioned in my comment above ("you made nine edits in under twenty minutes") I did notice the time you spent on the article (18 minutes from the first edit, 07:46, to the last, 08:04). From the second edit onwards, at 07:55, you averaged just over a minute per edit.
You may not feel that way, but it seemed to me to be a recurring thing. Most often these edits come in pairs (mainly minor edits) but sometimes there are more in tandem [1]. I got the impression that you might not have considered the effect on the history pages, and thereby on your fellow editors. I sometimes go back in the history to try and find some old edit and these multiple ones are a (small) pain. I'm glad you at least recognised my intentions ("appreciate your efforts in trying to improve"), if not my concern.
Here is a suggestion: When you start to edit, open up the edit link in a new page/tab/window and edit there, but without saving. Continue reading and then make the subsequent edits in the new window.
Personally, I try to avoid using the section edits if I forsee editing multiple sections. The section edit is useful as it lables which section in the article was edited on the history page. When editing multiple sections, I personally prefer just mentioning the edits that I make in the edit summary. It makes it much easier for other editors (and you if you ever look at your old edits). --Swift 19:09, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Well, I prefer it if one edit is one change, so it is easier to track changes, and to selectively revert individual changes. Doing it all in one patch makes that hard. So my personal preference is different from yours here.
And yes, I sometimes overlook small things, also when using Show preview, which leads to a minor edit immediately following another. So point taken.
And thanks for explaining yourself above in detail, I was somewhat irritated by the initial patronizing comment, now things sound much better. So, I will try to triple check edits from now on, but can't promise anything. And I'm actually not doing a lot of editing here at all anyway :) --Allefant 21:10, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for considering my suggestion. In the end, it is your choice and I'm glad you seem to make it thoughfully. My intent with the comment was to simply raise your awareness of one point of view, in case you weren't considering that factor when weighing between one edit or more in the interest of clarity.
I'm sorry if I sounded patronizing. It wasn't intended that way. I agree that it was quite brisk so I'll try to be more polite in the future. --Swift 16:58, 30 July 2006 (UTC)
Cool, thanks, everything is clear now :) --Allefant 19:14, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

LudumDare[edit]

An article to which you made significant contributions, LudumDare, is up for deletion here. Please consider adding your thoughts to the discussion. -- Jreferee 03:07, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:Cadaver screenshot.png[edit]

Hello, Allefant. An automated process has found and removed an image or media file tagged as nonfree media, and thus is being used under fair use that was in your userspace. The image (Image:Cadaver screenshot.png) was found at the following location: User:Allefant. This image or media was attempted to be removed per criterion number 9 of our non-free content policy. The image or media was replaced with Image:NonFreeImageRemoved.svg , so your formatting of your userpage should be fine. Please find a free image or media to replace it with, and or remove the image from your userspace. User:Gnome (Bot)-talk 07:53, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Just as note to myself: Replaced the image with one from commons. --Allefant 12:45, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome :)[edit]

I've only made small edits here and there but when I ran in to some of the game pages I couldn't resist, they hadn't been notable enough to be included in wikipedia until now :)

Also, there has been someone who has been vandalizing one of the articles over and over now and I'm not sure what to do about it. You can find his contributions here and they are all vandalism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/70.104.201.220 --T0lk 22:26, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

According to WP:VAND, the right way is to revert him and place a warning on his talk page. If he still doesn't stop, list him on WP:AIV so an admin can block him. --Allefant 00:12, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Ruff'n'Tumble_startup.png[edit]

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Thanks for uploading or contributing to Image:Ruff'n'Tumble_startup.png. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in Wikipedia articles constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use. Suggestions on how to do so can be found here.

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Erm, the image does have such a rationale as I wrote one along with the upload - so can you be a bit more specific? If you say the rationale does not have all the criteria, I can use the template instead. Or if you think the image can't be used at all, I won't argue.. but from what you say I can't know which it is, a rationale is and was there in any case. --Allefant 13:17, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Ruff_'n'_Tumble_ingame.png[edit]

I have tagged Image:Ruff_'n'_Tumble_ingame.png as {{no rationale}}, because it does not provide a fair use rationale. If you believe the image to be acceptable for fair use according to Wikipedia policy, please provide a rationale explaining as much, in accordance with the fair use rationale guideline, on the image description page. Please also consider using {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair_use. Thank you. ShakespeareFan00 12:35, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Again, this image does have such a rationale. If it is not enough, then please say that it has an insufficient rationale, but not that it has none. --Allefant 13:19, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair Use Rationales[edit]

My understanding was that the rationales had to be IN DEPTH for each specific usage, and when I tagged them the rationale wasn't. Thanks for adding the expanded ones. BTW This is done manually so thanks for the heads up. ShakespeareFan00 18:47, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, maybe say "no or insufficient rationale" instead of "no rationale" then. --Allefant 18:56, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Will look into that, possibly a new-template {{expimgrationale}} or simmilar is needed. ShakespeareFan00 10:28, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Views Template[edit]

Please visit the discussion page for Template talk:Views. --Jrsnbarn 14:17, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

The Silver Lining (game)[edit]

The sources you've added to the article satisfy my concerns. I've duly noted that at the articles for deletion discussion. --Moonriddengirl 12:51, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, should be enough to result in keep now, for whoever will close it :) --Allefant 13:28, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Re. 3d Projection - stestagg[edit]

Thanks for the message and intro. I haven't included the article yet, mainly because I have no references. The formulae are basic A-Level maths, but I have long since thrown away these books and am loath to cite badly written websites. I'm planning to get down to the local Uni library to look up some references and so am holding off until then, unless you think that it is worth replacing the current one before then. Stestagg 02:21, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

I have a paper ACM computing surveys 1978, INGRID CARLBOM & JOSEPH PACIOREK, Planar Geometric Projections and Viewing Transformations which covers most of the text, so could just cite that. --Allefant 15:51, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Axonometric projection image[edit]

Unless I've made some grave mistake and my copy and pasting, that is what Solidworks 2007 calls Dimetric. I'll check again, though. Phasmatisnox 04:53, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

I just took another look and had my friend look at it. I think you're correct, dimetric and trimetric were flipped. I fixed it now. Does the new one look alright to you? Phasmatisnox 05:39, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
Could you explain further? You want the depth to be equal to what dimension? The axis along the face of the drawer, or the height of the cabinet? Phasmatisnox 10:59, 29 September 2007 (UTC)
I just looked in Solidworks and I can't find anything about cabinet projection, sorry. I looked into modifying the toolchest model, and I think your idea of colored axis lines is much easier. I'm not good in photoshop for anything but manipulation, creating new things(even colored lines) is over my head. If you want to put your idea in there, go for it. Thanks for your help with this image. Phasmatisnox 12:32, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Eurofighter Typhoon (£7 to £19 would be a lot more than 14% increase, maybe 17 was meant?)[edit]

Hi

I have reverted your edit - the £7 billion figure is correct as is the £19 billion (though I guess it has gone up again since). I note that no detail is given of the source for the 14% claim except that it is "a study commissioned by Eurofighter PR & Communications Office". OK well enough said! I will tag the 14% with a tl|[neutrality is disputed]. Of course it all depends on what you take as your baseline.

Best wishes,

Springnuts 21:49, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I see - but all the rest of the paragraph doesn't fit then, as from 7 to 19 is something like 300% increase, so worse than that other plane where the article claims it compares so favorable. --Allefant 07:55, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Settlers-uae.png[edit]

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Featured sounds[edit]

I noticed that you have participated in Wikipedia:Featured sound candidates in the past. There are now two candidates and the project appears to be abandoned. If you could look at the candidates and vote it would be appreciated. Zginder (talk) (Contrib) 00:56, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, but I can't listen to it here, though I may later at home. --Allefant (talk) 11:28, 8 February 2008 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Cadaver s6.png[edit]

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done --Allefant (talk) 11:23, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Crazy sue 2 screenshot.png[edit]

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done --Allefant (talk) 11:23, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

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done --Allefant (talk) 11:23, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

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done --Allefant (talk) 11:19, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

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Hello!!![edit]

Hi, this is Jobin, a new wikipedia user. I came to understand that you have an interest in Computer and related topics. I am working on a few articles related to Programming in C. Therefore, I kindly request you to help me on these topics

You may also drop your valuable suggestions on other related articles on my talk page. Teeth.png
Jobin (talk) 15:07, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

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3D Projection for augmented reality[edit]

Hi, i curently developing an augmented reality app for android. I want to print out a text showing the name of building where the phone's camera is facing. It looks like i could use the formula here. Here are some data that i have:

a_x,y,z which is the longitude,latitude and altitude of the building that i already stored on database

c_x,y,z which is the longitude,latitude and altitude of the camera aquired using phone's GPS

θ_x,y,z which is the phone's orientation aquired using compass and accelerometer

in order to determine where to print the text of the respective building on the phone's LCD i need to calculate b_x and b_y but how do i get e_x,y,z ? from my understanding e_x,y,z is the viewer location which is the person holding the phone right? please tell me where did i go wrong. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Recca666 (talkcontribs) 16:57, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

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