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you have heard of the preview button, right? ;-)

i do the same thing, but i'm not as bad... - Omegatron 23:35, Mar 3, 2005 (UTC)

Oh! Oh! am i are, causing a problm? Beleve it or no i have herd of the prevew buton.... and i do use it.... I thought of something else I also I use a word procesor off line.... with a spel check.... and as wel, i'm word blind (can't spell lexdixia) but i can spell 'milli' now. Im afraid it's just the way I am. Its not intentional now Is'nt the page the important thing though? Is how you get there important? As I said on tran talk arn't a load of edits more modular and easier to handle/monitor? But I promise not to touch the tran page anymore ..... tonignt. CPES 00:33, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Like I said, I do it too. [1] But not as badly. [2] :-) - Omegatron 03:52, Mar 4, 2005 (UTC)

By the way, great work on the transistor page.  :-) - Omegatron 16:36, Mar 6, 2005 (UTC)

Thanks (but most of the hard work had already been done by others) - CPES 15:34, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Wow. You have added a lot. Remember that really huge articles should be broken into smaller pieces. Like we have BJT and FET for details about each. Maybe a History of the transistor article is in order? Look at any article about a country, for instance, to see how each subject is summarized and then linked to a main article. The "how a semiconductor works" section should maybe be summarized and then the main section moved to the individual transistor types? I don't know. I guess it's not needed yet... - Omegatron 15:43, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)

Fully agree: it is getting a bit heavy but for time being I hope it will be ok until we can see how it looks when i have finished messing with it. I was going to put some thoughts on the tran talk page along the lines you suggest. May b ill do it soon: talk to you there. (the tran talk page is also getting a bit portly: with all my ravings). - CPES 17:20, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Modular electronics diagrams[edit]

What do you think of this proposal?

Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Modular_electronics_diagrams

Please leave comments there. Just bringing this to the attention of a handful of people who might care... - Omegatron 00:57, Mar 6, 2005 (UTC)

Will do (my 'watch list' does not work) - CPES 15:34, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Doesn't work? What do you mean? - Omegatron 15:43, Mar 8, 2005 (UTC)
If I tick the 'watch this page' box on a particular page sometimes i get a message saying 'you have a new massage' if there is a change but often not. Perhaps i dont understand 'watch' - CPES 17:03, 8 Mar 2005 (UTC)
"You have a new message" means that someone has left a message on your talk page (like I am doing right now). To see the pages on your watchlist you click on the "My watchlist" link somewhere on the top of your screen, and it shows a listing of the articles you are watching and what has happened to them recently. It's like a personal filtered version of Recent changes. - Omegatron 22:45, Mar 18, 2005 (UTC)

Can you answer my questions on Talk:Transistor#MOSFET_images? - Omegatron 22:45, Mar 18, 2005 (UTC)

Have you figured out how your watchlist works yet? I replied to your MOSFET image requests... - Omegatron 16:31, Mar 23, 2005 (UTC)
Have done - CPES 17:13, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

User sandbox: how to[edit]

I saw that you had requested information about how to make a sandbox sub-page for one's user page on Wikipedia talk:About the Sandbox and I noted that no-one had replied (unfortunately). But now I see that you somehow have figured it out anyway. Could you please tell me how it's done? --x-Flare-x 11:06, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

I found out myself, sorry to bother you. :"> --x-Flare-x 13:00, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

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User:CPES/Books[edit]

Hey there! I'm making a centralised "library" if you will of books that Wikipedians own; the idea is to give a single place of reference where users can go to find other users who might have texts on a subject they are writing about, rather than what we have at the moment (various users having indexesbooks they own scattered around in places). Would you have any problem with me including your texts given here in the library? Ironholds (talk) 23:13, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

No probs. Please help yourself. CPES (talk) 20:37, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria[edit]

Barnstar-stone2-noback.png The Epic Barnstar
I just wanted to let you know that your work on the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria article has not gone unnoticed. In appreciation for that work, I hereby award you the Epic Barnstar, which is awarded to an editor who makes particularly fine contributions related to history and events. TJRC (talk) 23:55, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks TJRC (talk) That's very kind of you. CPES (talk) 19:52, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Citing sources[edit]

The section on non-english sources is about sources (that is outside works used to support material) that are not in English. All references (descriptions of the source on Wikipedia) should be in English. See the same section at WP:V. Christopher Parham (talk) 15:55, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

In general, please stop changing the term "source" to "reference" in this guideline. You are making the page more confusing. Christopher Parham (talk) 16:02, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
Hello Christopher Parham thanks for your comments. I'm surprised that you say I'm making this help article more confusing because my aim is quite the opposite. In the article, as was, there was an inconsistent use of the words 'references', 'referencing', 'citation', 'source' and 'sourcing' which made it more difficult to follow than necessary (I found it so when trying to gen up on citations and references).
In the specific case of the 'Non-English sources' title which you reverted to from 'Non English references': this is another case of confusion because it is not the Non English 'sources' that is the issue it is the 'Non English references'. It's the references that the Wiki pages list under the specific level 2 title of 'References'. Suggest that the title in the help page be put back to 'Non English references'.
I do not mean to criticise the article and, in spite of the above, I did find it to be very helpful and generally easy to use- obviously the result of much good work.
CPES (talk) 16:37, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
On this page, a "source" is an outside work that can act as reliable backing for info on Wiki. Although the term "reference" is somewhat ambiguous, it is generally used to mean anything connecting sources with article content; "referencing" is the process of indicating what content is supported by which sources. A "citation" is the specific notation connecting a particular fact with a particular source work. So we don't cite references, we cite sources (outside works). "Reference" and "citation" are often interchangeable but generally "reference" and "source" mean different things in this guideline. So the issue is not non-English references, which wouldn't belong on this Wikipedia, but non-English sources - instances where outside works in say, French, are used to support content here. Christopher Parham (talk) 20:36, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that's more or less how it is now. But, my feeling is that 'References', 'Sources', 'Citations' or whatever term is used for the area of which we speak could be rationalised and simplified which would make it easier for new editors (and possibly experinced ones). Of course, as you imply, it is a Wiki wide issue which, if done at all, needs to be done from the top down rather than the other way around. (by the way there are some thoughts about 'Citations' at User:CPES/Wikipedia comments) CPES (talk) 11:18, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Citing sources[edit]

These two edits: one, two have broken shortcut WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT. It's no good having a shortcut which is intended to link to a particular section which actually takes you to the top of the document; users who are directed to check this won't know what I'm on about. Please rectify. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:54, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Apologies for messing up your link Redrose64 it was unintentional. The link is fixed now CPES (talk) 13:57, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, but it wasn't my link; just one which I often direct people to. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:08, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

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Apologies- brain trouble! fixed CPES (talk) 21:29, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

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Fixed- my error CPES (talk) 20:53, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

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