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Paleontological Specimen Location Question[edit]

I can adjust the captions on the images I inserted yesterday Wiki-linking to the Triebold Paleontology Incorporated article to meet the guidelines. I can understand how reference to a specimen's distributor probably is not the most non-commercial means to cite a source. I see that you also took issue with including in some captions Wiki-links to the museum the specimens the in the images are exhibited in. From what I could tell, this was not an uncommon practice. Do I also need to remove those Wiki-links from the captions? Please advise. My apologies for instigating any commotion.

MCDinosaurhunter (talk) 12:37, 20 June 2014 (UTC)MCDinosaurhunter

Sounds ok with me, but I suggest you propose this at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam#User MCDinosaurhunter and see what they say. Cheers - DVdm (talk) 12:44, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

June 2014[edit]

Hello, I'm DVdm. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Herbert E. Ives, but you didn't provide a source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation to a reliable source and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. DVdm (talk) 14:53, 22 June 2014 (UTC)}}

Herbert E. Ives is (was) my grandfather and I knew both him and his wife and their three children, one of whom was my mother, and the other two were my uncles. Now all deceased. I do not know who could be more authoritative on this matter than I am. In fact, I wonder how whoever originally wrote this article ever though there was a Herbert Eugene Ives, Jr.

This link shows that they had three children, if you trust this link:

And this link lists Herbert and Mabel's three children, none of whom were Herbert Eugene Ives, Jr.

SchroederTo SchroederTo (talk) 00:59, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

This seems to be discussed now on the article talk page. See Talk:Herbert E. Ives#Children of Herbert Ives. Cheers - DVdm (talk) 06:41, 23 June 2014 (UTC)


You had a hand in this the last time around, just thought you might like to know. Regards, TransporterMan (TALK) 13:22, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I have just removed 4 more external links to See my comment. Cheers - DVdm (talk) 13:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


To tell the truth, the removal of edit on the article Time is actually not nesscary because one year is 365.25 days and the saying about the leap year is actually incorrect. The reason that people say that leap years exist is becuase they did not count the extra 6 hours at the end of the year. Because of this, the errors that you removed will be restored. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 05:05, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Please sign your talk page messages with four tildes (~~~~). Thanks.
I have put a second level warning on your talk page. - DVdm (talk) 08:15, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Information iconTo claim that a year lasts 365 days and there are leap years, you have to prove that it only lasts 365 days and leap years exist. To view the evidence that a year actually lasts 365.25 days, click HERE. Also, I have put a discussion on the talk page of the article Time, so if you have any comments, post it there. If you oppose, post the evidence there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 02:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, the article talk page Talk:Time#Error about the defenetions about a year is where this should be discussed. But note that (1) is not a wp:reliable source, (2) is has a copy of our own Wikipedia article Year—see wp:CIRCULAR—, and (3) it contradicts what you are saying here. - DVdm (talk) 08:22, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Deleting References[edit]

Hi, I'm not trying to be mean, but why do you keep deleting my references on these pages: Mass Weight Speed? Also, when I said "it", I made a mistake and should've put the name of the physical quantity there. Thanks! Note:I am about 3 months new into editing on Wikipedia. I've edited and created pages before, but wanted to reference some things I saw in a book. Thelogoontherun (talk) 12:55, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I found the additions irrelevant. In the case of Weight you merely repeated the opening sentence. If you would like to discuss this further, you can go to the article talk pages and propose the additions—see wp:BRD. Cheers - DVdm (talk) 18:02, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Alright, but what about the other pages? I realize the thing with speed, but can I reference the page mass from the book? Thelogoontherun (talk) 20:05, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Your edits to Mass didn't make much sense to me either. As I said (and see wp:BRD), the article talk page is probably the best place to propose that change to the article. - DVdm (talk) 20:32, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
I rewrote it for it to make more sense.. And I read the BRD page. Thelogoontherun (talk) 01:07, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Wikepedia doesn't deal in "It has been said...". Discuss on talk page before you put it back. - DVdm (talk) 08:16, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Recent edits to Time[edit]

Information.svg Hello, and thank you for your recent contributions. I appreciate the effort you made for our project, but unfortunately I had to undo some of your edit(s) because I believe the article was better before you made that change. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. Thank you! (talk) 13:48, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

I have removed the unreliably sourced content again and warned you on your talk page. If you feel strong about it, then, per wp:BRD, propose the addition on the article talk page. - DVdm (talk) 14:37, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I have proposed a discussion on the talk page and removed the online links. (talk) 14:53, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
That's more or less the way to go. - DVdm (talk) 14:54, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Understanding differences(RE:July 2014)[edit]

Actually, the reason that I made that edit is because that my understanding about a common year is the actual length of the year, which is 365.25 days, which is also the length of a Julian year. But to most people, a common year is 365 days, which is the actual year simplified. (talk) 05:47, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I suspected that this is your understanding, but Wikipedia doesn't care much about our personal understandings Face-smile.svg. Cheers - DVdm (talk) 08:05, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Image of trollface on Troll (Internet)[edit]

Someone else restored the non-free image you removed. Please join WP:NFCR#File:Trollfacememe.jpg. DMacks (talk) 13:54, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I got there just too late.
I had removed a link to article Troll Face (meme) from the article Troll (Internet) when that article got deleted—in fact, I had waited for the deletion. However, I accidentally also removed the appearance of the image from the article. User McGeddon restored that, and I did not object, because as far as I'm concerned it can stay in the article as long as the image survives. I'm not sure either, but I don't particulary care either way, i.e. keep or delete. - DVdm (talk) 15:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
It's at FFD if you're still interested. I really don't care enough to wade too deeply into NFC-land, figured others who really do know would sort it soon enough. DMacks (talk) 02:35, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

New huggle 3.1 is going to be released soon[edit]

Hi DVdm, we are to release a new major version of huggle, but we did receive almost no feedback from our beta testing team, which you are a part of (see It would be of a great help if you could download it (if you have windows, all you need to do is getting and putting it to a folder where you have installed huggle) and test it. You can always get a help with making it @ #huggle connect!

Major changes:

  • Multisite support - you can now log in to unlimited number of wikis in 1 huggle session and get a huge queue of all edits made to these wikis. This is good for smaller projects which gets overlooked often.
  • Ranged diffs - you can select multiple revisions and get a huge diff that display all changes done to them.
  • Fixes of most of bug reports we had so far

In case you found a bug, please report it to bugzilla: thank you! Petrb (talk) 10:08, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Please stop[edit]

You do not WP:OWN my talk page. Please stop editing it unless the edit is the addition of a new comment. Muffinator (talk) 09:28, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Right, I don't own your talk page. Remove all you want from it, but do not change my comments on it as you did here, here, and here again. You are also advised not to call a request not to change other people's comment disruptive, as you did here. . - DVdm (talk) 09:39, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I did not change your comments. That first link is an addendum, not a change, the second is part one of a two-part undo process (I do not have rollback privileges), and the third is the same as the first. Advise me all you want. If I consider something disruptive, I will call it disruptive. Muffinator (talk) 09:50, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
The section title is part of the comment. I find your change repulsive. What would you say if I would change the title of this section here to "Please stop being an asshole"? Please undo this change. - DVdm (talk) 10:01, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I would say the sentiment is very strong and a little uncivil. It may be confusing if a third-party is called upon to review the content, in which case the fact of which editor added "please stop" and which one added "being an asshole" would need to be clarified.Muffinator (talk) 10:07, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Right, that is exactly what I think of your change to the title of my comment. You changed a neutral request into an extremely uncivil one. I would never open a section to another user's talk page asking "We're Disputing Content On Talk Pages Now? Are You Kidding Me?". So again, please undo that. Thanks. - DVdm (talk) 10:12, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Dispute resolution notice RE:Retrospective diagnoses of autism and WikiProject tags[edit]

This is a notification to inform you that a discussion has been added to the dispute resolution noticeboard regarding a dispute you may be involved in. Muffinator (talk) 20:07, 7 August 2014 (UTC)


Something you are involved is being discussed at WPI. ttb Martin451 02:43, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Seems to have Boomeranged. - DVdm (talk) 08:00, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Danae Kara[edit]

Yes it was by mistake, I was trying to clear my sandbox where I had created the article and I had the wrong tab on! :D Thank you for restoring it - I got scared for a moment! :D --Cmagnet (talk) 12:37, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

No worries then Face-smile.svg - DVdm (talk) 12:38, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Luminiferous Aether[edit]

Reminder that I responded to your note on my user talk page... ThanksFace-smile.svg.

Sagnac (talk) 20:30, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Stop reverting[edit]

How is the permutation is more related to variation (in math) than the variation itself, [1]? Who told you if you know the correct place to put comment you should revert? Is it personal attack or mere vandalism? If you do not want to contribute to wikipedia just go away. Do not revert the connections that other people do. Why does everybody considers Wikipedia:Revert only when necessary rule as the one which needs to be violated? Does it makes you the owner of wikipedia when others turn away? --Javalenok (talk) 12:33, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

We have article talk pages to discuss this. - DVdm (talk) 12:34, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Discuss what? I see that the place to place the comments was already decided, as well as variations have noting to do with variations, as opposed by permutation. The fact that this question is solved and there is nothing to discuss is your behaviour to revert without discussing anything. Do you expect that here are idiots around that you can scorn them as you like? --Javalenok (talk) 12:46, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
I'm afraid that you might have a problem expressing yourself in English. I have no idea what you are trying to say. Perhaps someone else understands what you have in mind. Please go to the article talk page to discuss article changes that you might have in mind. - DVdm (talk) 13:13, 19 August 2014 (UTC)