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WikiProject Article Rescue Squadron Newsletter[edit]

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Volume I, Issue III
February 2012

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List of current IPL team rosters listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Life-cycle greenhouse-gas emissions of energy sources[edit]

As I noticed you on the talk page, please check this out and let me know what you think.

2012 Yale University systematic review and Harmonization

A Yale University review published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology analyzing CO2 life cycle assessment emissions from nuclear power determined that.[1]

"The collective LCA literature indicates that life cycle GHG emissions from nuclear power are only a fraction of traditional fossil sources and comparable to renewable technologies."

It went on to note that for the most common category of reactors, the Light water reactor:

"Harmonization decreased the median estimate for all LWR technology categories so that the medians of BWRs, PWRs, and all LWRs are similar, at approximately 12 g CO2-eq/kWh"

The study noted that differences between emissions scenarios were:

"The electric system was dominated by nuclear (or renewables) and a system dominated by coal can result in a fairly large ranging (from 4 to 22 g CO2-eq/kWh) compared to (30 to 110 g CO2-eq/kWh), respectively."

The study predicted that depending on a number of variables, including how carbon intensive the electricity supply was in the future, and the quality of Uranium ore:

"median life cycle GHG emissions could be 9 to 110 g CO2-eq/kWh by 2050."

  1. ^ Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Nuclear Electricity Generation

Merger Proposal[edit]

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Road Case/Flight case merge[edit]

Agreed. I think that someone looking for encyclopaedic information on this topic would not differentiate between a flight or road case and would want all the information available in one article. Indeed, it would make Wikipedia more concise to merge. A visitor may not know there's any difference anyway, and not look for the other article at all.

What is the procedure for getting a merge to happen once it's been flagged on a talk page?Black Stripe (talk) 14 July 2013.

In Reply to Your Question[edit]

Sorry about the late reply. I'm not sure what the deal is on the CAPTCHA. Maybe you should email either or (they both do a lot of "newbie" support). Let me know what the results are. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by WritingEnthusiast14 (talkcontribs)

Thanks for the reply. I couldn't find any way of contacting support there without signing in, which is exactly what I was unable to do! But I just tried it again and it seems to work now. I suspect it has been fixed. Andrewa (talk) 11:22, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Problems with Edit Conflicts[edit]

Is there any way to prevent edit conflicts? I keep running into them when reviewing new pages, and I often have to remove duplicate templates. WritingEnthusiast14 (talk) 19:40, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

You shouldn't need to remove duplicate templates.
But AFAIK there's no way to completely prevent edit conflicts, other than by temporarily blocking every other user. (;->
When I get an edit conflict I generally copy and paste my new text from the edit box to a text file on my own Windows desktop just for safety, and then open the page history in a new tab to see exactly what is going on. Often it's best to just let the other user finish what they're doing and then redo my own contribution from scratch. I often end up with a better considered result by this means, so I've turned the annoyance to a profit.
But they can be very annoying, particularly if you've done many small changes which can't be easily copied and so all that typing is irrecoverable. I always promise myself at that stage that I'll never be exposed in that way again... haven't kept the promise so far. Andrewa (talk) 11:21, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Some Help on Content Dispute[edit]

An anon is making some rather drastic content removals to After Earth. The IP is I reverted the removals since I thought it was unnecessary, but the anon just went on to remove even more content. Any advice on what to do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by WritingEnthusiast14 (talkcontribs) 16:08, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

First thing is discuss it with them. Politely and attempting to be constructive of course. This should probably be on the article talk page, Talk:After Earth#Plot section seems the place, or if you feel it's more a behavioural issue than a content issue, on their user talk page... yes, IPs have them too.
But before doing that have a look at some similar articles... do they have a point? Was the plot section overly long?
I'll try to follow the conversation there and chip in if I feel I can help. Andrewa (talk) 02:01, 2 September 2014 (UTC)