User talk:Brian R Hunter

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Edit on Slaughterhouse-Five[edit]

Hi there. You may want to review your last edit on Slaughterhouse-Five. I haven't reverted it, but I think the rationale you gave isn't quite correct, and you may want to revise your decision. If you look at the history of edits, the edit you reverted actually made the sentence make more sense (that is, the user had made what I think is a beneficial change). You may think that the entire section needs work (as I do), but I don't think that particular edit was egregious. Thanks for your attention! Victorianist (talk) 01:36, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment. I actually removed the two edits that user had made (sorry I failed to make that clear in my justification). The second edit he did was to correct his first edit; BUT this first change was some nonsense about a hidden message contained in a previous users entry and it was this I removed. Brian R Hunter (talk) 22:38, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Oh! OK. Sorry about the confusion. Keep up the good work. Victorianist (talk) 02:36, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

United Kingdom Laser pointer limitations[edit]

on 7 March 2008 Mahdig asked the following question on the Laser pointer article

which paragraph of UK Health Protection Agency?

Hi Mahdig, I assume you are asking which paragraph documents the UK restrictions. Near the bottom of the HPA page the heading HPA advice gives the advice and references the appropriate regulations and enforcement route.
--Brian R Hunter (talk) 11:25, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Huggle/AtLUE[edit]

My internet was really sluggish at that point, but when I looked at that revision (one of the only ones to come through), I didn't see the anchor in the link. I just thought he was linking to the article itself without anchor, which is in effect removal of text (especially for that quote, which is sourced) Will (talk) 09:56, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Truth[edit]

Some of the people I introduce to wikipedia have difficulty with factual information being changed. Here is my take on Truth.

  • Observable Truth
An idea or concept which can be independently verified. e.g. The number three.
The word three is an invention but the number concept of an integer one bigger than two is an observable truth.
  • Agreeable Truth
An idea or concept that a group of people agree to be The Truth. Other groups may have a different view.
The symbol for three i.e. 3 (a line with three end points) is the commonly used symbol in modern times. In the past (and today?) other symbols have been used.

In wikipedia we have a combination of Observable Truths and Agreeable Truths. --Brian R Hunter (talk) 10:41, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Wrong Accusations[edit]

Thanks for your support, how can one tell between a bot and an actual user, I would think that human administrators are capable of distinguishing between vandalism and cleaning up. I noticed that when I logged in, and stopped editing under an anonymous IP, the accusations stopped; is there a bias against people without accounts?Storms991 (talk) 01:17, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Some editors have noted that most vandalism is done by anonymous users so they habitually check those edits. Sometimes they get it wrong. Vandalism is a big problem but it does not excuse the false positives that careless editors make which can cause a lot of ill feeling. Good bots like ClueBot (talk · contribs) have details on how they are used and seem to make few mistakes. Real people sometimes use tools to help them like Huggle; indiscriminate use can lead to mistakes. --Brian R Hunter (talk) 06:52, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

PHP[edit]

Thanks. The Link Checker tool used the Dutch site because the tool is based in the Netherlands, I suppose, so PHP automatically redirected it to the Dutch mirror of http://php.net/ . Gary King (talk) 01:50, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

There really isn't much point since PHP is the only major site that I am aware of that does this. Gary King (talk) 02:12, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Just an FYI, but please use the {{cite web}} template when entering references. Gary King (talk) 02:39, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Davros[edit]

I know - could easily be Dalek Sec. Anyway, did you catch the Remembrance of the Daleks reference in my edit summary? Sceptre (talk) 18:42, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

What I mean is the Seventh Doctor says to someone from the army: "There's your problem. [The Daleks] aren't even remotely human." Sceptre (talk) 18:52, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Notability of Electronista[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Electronista requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article, which appears to be about a real person, organization (band, club, company, etc.), or web content, does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable. If this is the first page that you have created, then you should read the guide to writing your first article.

If you think that you can assert the notability of the subject, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the article (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the article's talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm the subject's notability under Wikipedia guidelines.

For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Schuym1(talk) 00:30, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

WikiBirthday[edit]

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I saw from here that it's been exactly two years since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 01:55, 14 May 2009 (UTC)


Minor Typo Edit in article[edit]

Just a quick edit was changing the word "electronic" in electronic Scales portion of weights and measures article that you contributed to the talk pages. Richard416282 (talk) 18:23, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Richard


Articles for deletion nomination of MiTYBOOK[edit]

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I have nominated MiTYBOOK, an article that you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MiTYBOOK. Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time.
Please contact me if you're unsure why you received this message. Weaponbb7 (talk) 02:53, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

RFC on the inclusion of a table comparing SI units and Binary prefixes[edit]

Notice: An RFC is being conducted here at Talk:Hard diskdrive#RFC on the use of the IEC prefixes. The debate concerns this table which includes columns comparing SI and Binary prefixes to describe storage capacity. We welcome your input

You are receiving this message because you are a member of WikiProject Computing --RaptorHunter (talk) 18:11, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

RFC on the inclusion of a table comparing SI units and Binary prefixes[edit]

Notice: An RFC is being conducted here at Talk:Hard diskdrive#RFC on the use of the IEC prefixes. The debate concerns this table which includes columns comparing SI and Binary prefixes to describe storage capacity. We welcome your input

You are receiving this message because you are a member of WikiProject Computing --RaptorHunter (talk) 18:13, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bestlink Electronics[edit]

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The article Bestlink Electronics has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Non-notable company and/or hoax. The references are all link-dead. The external sources don't mention the company by name. Their claimed main-product is produced in a different country.

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Stuartyeates (talk) 05:45, 11 September 2011 (UTC)