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Please leave me messages here. I will respond where the message was left to avoid fragmenting discussions, and I will watch talk pages where I leave messages for a few days. -Alex

Cargo at Logan Airport[edit]

OK. First thing is I'm glad we are discussing this. Whether or not you realize it, the whole cargo thing is a huge issue at many airports. I had to make a cargo list at several other airports. Most airports that can't find anything on their first click just don't have any list. I personally think having anything is better than nothing and the more, the better. I believe having nothing is not a good thing. Unfortunatley, as you stated, it is hard to be 100% accurate, since these are controversial, but I thank you for your help. -Connor (WorldTraveller101 | talk | contribs)


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Have a kitten for always being on the ball with constructive edits and creating the Cargo policies at WP:Airport. Thanks. Oops?WorldTraveller101Follow my work? 11:44, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Airport Cargo[edit]

For most U.S airports, such as San Francisco, Miami, JFK, etc, should I just make it a simple cargo airline list? I think it's time. World Traveller101 10:20, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

I wouldn't object. I've deliberately been quite slow about it to avoid making wholesale changes without clear consensus and because this particular issue isn't one I care enough to get into fights about. Just be aware that doing so would be changing a de facto consensus indicating by the full cargo destination lists on most airport articles, so be willing to talk about it to either build consensus or retreat. —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 11:43, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm also kind of going slowly, mainly to see if there will be disagreement or no consensus. However, no one has reverted or objected to it so far, so I might as well keep doing it slowly. Thanks for the advise. World Traveller101 17:32, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Your edit at San Francisco International Airport is exactly why simple lists work better. These tables and destinations are utter fluff. Thanks for the revert at Logan International Airport. Was he warned? I agree. Level 1. Thanks, Alex. WorldTraveller101(Trouble?/My Work) 01:02, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Of course the IP wasn't warned; it was a good faith and entirely defensible edit. I just happen to disagree. A warning would be inappropriate. —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 01:12, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Notice of No Original Research Noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello, Ashill. This message is being sent to inform you that a discussion is taking place at Wikipedia:No original research/Noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Fountains of Bryn Mawr (talk) 23:01, 3 June 2013 (UTC)


Talk:Amsterdam Airport Schiphol You have made great contributions to airport articles, so why not help me out and make this article a B-class. It almost has it, but it needs a little bit more citations and references. Thanks. WorldTraveller101BreaksFixes 13:17, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

A thought for you![edit]

Hi, Alex. I believe that you are an excellent contributor that has a good eye on accuracy. You are already a reviewer, but you also seem qualified to be a rollbacker. Would you want to apply for that? You don't have to, but just an idea. Happy editing. WorldTraveller101BreaksFixes 12:10, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm certain such a request would be approved, but I have no interest. From observing others, I find such tools lead often to sloppy editing and prefer to be more careful. —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 00:19, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

editing "star"[edit]

Hi Alex: I am glad that your efforts as Cerberus for my editing on "Star" Granted the the use of centripetal and centrifugal were not happy. I used them in their etymological sense fully aware that any use of these words is controversial.

That said, I still do not see what else was wrong with the edit. As is the opening of "star" is a very weak introit, and I wanted to beef it up and help lead the reader on. Why dont you fix that opening paragraph, then? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zinganthropus (talkcontribs) 17:53, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

I meant to encourage you to restore your edits, but this time without breaking all the references. It's very difficult to tell what you changed from the diff because there's so much erroneous formatting, so I can't easily restore any of the content bit; since you know what you did, it would presumably be easier for you. I was just warning you about a content error I noticed while at it.
I do think that the current into to star is pretty good, albeit maybe a bit long. —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 22:35, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

initial formation environment[edit]

Don't understand that the solar system has a initial formation environment? --J. D. Redding 11:24, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

My problem is that the sentence "The Solar System has evolved since its initial formation environment." makes no sense. Yes, there was an environment in which it formed (as discussed extensively in the article), but that doesn't go grammatically with the rest of the sentence. Did you mean "The environment of the Solar System has evolved since the Solar System formed?" If so, that's a completely different statement than the one being made (though also roughly true). —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 21:53, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
No. It's exactly what is meant by "The Solar System has evolved since its initial formation environment". Or "The Solar System has evolved since its initial environment of formation." This grammar critique is specious. --J. D. Redding 01:47, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
It's not really a grammar critique per se; it's just that the statement makes no sense. "Formation" refers to a time; "formation environment" refers to a place. "since" refers to a time, not to a place. —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 01:59, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Milky Way as GA[edit]

Thanks for your hard work on helping to make the Milky Way a good article. It has passed the GA criteria. :) Megahmad (talk) 19:54, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Your last edit in the Milky Way[edit]

Hello, your last edit included that "Stars and gases at a wide range of distances from the Galactic center orbit at approximately 220 kilometers per second", I think this 220 kilometers per second belongs to the solar system and the regions near it, I don't think that the stars in the milky way as a whole orbit at the same speed. What do you think? --Megahmad (talk) 09:47, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Yes, they all do: that's the main evidence for dark matter. See the Galactic rotation section and the blue (observed) line in the figure. —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 20:42, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
OK!. Actually I am still learning about the topic and thanks for the info. Megahmad (talk) 21:27, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

DL LAX hub[edit]

Delta is expanding operations at LAX but it is not a hub officially by the airline (website, press releases). I think we should take this discussion to the Delta and LAX talk page. (talk) 07:35, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Section "Alternative ideas" on the "Dark Energy" page[edit]

For several of the "citation needed", e.g. the possible failure of general relativity, I suggest the book [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:16, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Don't tell me; incorporate the reference into the article. If the source is reliable and the ideas not FRINGE, it will stand. But incorporating alternative ideas about a well-tested theory like general relativity is very low on my priority list. —Alex (ASHill | talk | contribs) 21:16, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

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