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FRAME[edit]

Hello Derek Andreews, Might expect, not delete "Electric art" the page. I would like to complete the page, add publications of the press, the history and evolution of "electric art", add names designeurs ... Paroucheva (talk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paroucheva (talkcontribs) 12:47, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

FRAME[edit]

Much later

Thank you! —Preceding unsigned comment added by FRAME UK (talkcontribs) 16:36, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Later: Thanks for the updates - it's starting to look good! I noticed the bot got me. I suspect it's because my user name is so close to the page name. (Because I set it up that way to keep it separate from "Me" in my own right. Maybe I shouldn't have done. I've changed the user page to say who I am as well so that should sort it out - I HOPE!)

ATLA is actually an independent peer-reviewed journal even though we publish it so I'm hoping that's OK too. But I'll look for other articles that might help as well.

Any other advice you can give would be gratefully received!

Cheers FRAME UK (talk) 13:59, 16 March 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your help Derek. I've added some citations and taken out some of the COI and I hope it's an improvement! FRAME UK (talk) 12:27, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Green Methanol[edit]

Thanks Derek, I appreciate your help and input. No, Green Methanol from Technology Convergence is not the same. Their process depends on natural gas (CH4); therefore, it is not altogether green as it is based in a non-renewable resource. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Quidproquo2004 (talkcontribs) 06:32, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

publicity for Somerset Wiki[edit]

I think blogs would be great publicity or really, almost anything. My step son, who does the am news on Orchard FM declined the story about our wiki... I thought the 6 month mark would be a reasonable news peg... but I guess it would have to be a slow news day for them to go for it... Maybe I should drop a line to the roving reporters of the Western Gazette.... enjoy your trip out and about... cheers, Celia Kozlowski (talk) 00:14, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Planned trip to Wells and area[edit]

I will be in Wells for a week or so soon, and plan to do the following to aid Wikipedia:WikiProject Somerset.

Photos: Butleigh pub, court, church. Church of the Holy Ghost, Midsomer Norton, Coxley, Dinder House, Godney, Peat Moors Centre, The Abbey, Ditcheat, Warehouse, Langport, Viaduct Quarry, Mendip Way, Limestone Link, E,S,W.Horringtons .... Derek Andrews (talk) 18:16, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

There is no article for Dulcote, so I may gather material for that article. See http://asomersetfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2007/04/dulcote-website.html

I also think there is scope for an article about Historic Buildings in Wells (or something of that nature), so I will get photos and do as much research as possible.

Other suggestions:

If you really want a challenge how about pinnacles, lacy tracery windows and bell openings, gargoyles, parapets, buttresses, merlons, and tall external stair turrets from Somerset churches (for a new article currently under construction) & possibly a Sheela na Gig eg the ones at Fiddington or Stoke-sub-Hamdon if you are traveling that far?— Rod talk 20:09, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

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Hi, Derek -- I second this suggestion[edit]

! At the Wells cathedral, you could also easily do niches with statues (and they usually also have pidgeons in them!) as well as the crossing tower ( i.e. not the west towers which lack a "crown". The crown on the crossing tower has good pinnacles on it. Our village church in Aller would be good for the merlons/tall external stair turrret... Come visit? It's not a spectacular tower, but it does show the alternative to the pinnacle crown-- namely merlons and tall stair turret. Cheers! Enjoy Wells -- I think it's wonderful. Also, I'm happy to have some more editing on my sandbox. The central problem is that the towers are organized and roughly dated according to a source that has now been seriously questioned -- like all his basic assumptions. Unfortunately the more recent article doesn't actually do his own taxonomy and dating of the towers -- he just concludes it should be done by a topflight team of experts with various specialities so all the evidence can be brought to bear on the task. I mean it does show how important our towers are, but it doesn't go very far to accomplishing the task! Celia Kozlowski (talk) 16:12, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


I'm limited by the minimal capabilities of my camera. Still waiting for the price of DSLR's to fall some more:) The larger things like butresses should be no problem, but small things way above ground level are probably not going to work - ie gargoyles and sheela na gigs. Did you have something specific in mind for this new article?? Derek Andrews (talk) 20:24, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Ages ago Celia suggested an article on Somerset church towers which she has been working on (& I've helped a bit) & the features listed above are seen as being their defining characteristics.— Rod talk 20:33, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
How far alonmg is this article. A quick search doesn't find it, but I did see your brief description on the project talk page.Derek Andrews (talk) 22:46, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
It's not in the "mainspace" yet. It's User:Celiakozlowski's article & in her sandbox (check her contributions to find it) - but the etiquette is we don't edit in other peoples sandbox without their invitation.— Rod talk 08:18, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Google satellite images[edit]

Hi Derek. I see you are adding links to Google satellite images. In fact the preferred method is to use the coord template (or one of its many forbears such as coor) to point to a location. This will then put a Coordinates link at the (for users of the default skin) top right of the Article page, below the title line. This brings up a link page to dozens of mapping resources for that exact location, with Google being at the top of the list! Your links are very well framed but are something of a duplication. The coord or coor template also causes the location to appear (some weeks later) as a clickable dot on Google Earth with a link back to the Wikipedia article. Best wishes. Oosoom Talk to me 23:10, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Somerset wikiproject[edit]

Following your proposal (& several people expressing an interest) I've started the basic templates etc at Wikipedia:WikiProject Somerset. Please add your ideas & contributions.— Rod talk 21:47, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Image:Lydney map 1946.jpg[edit]

Do you think this map could be useful for the Lydney canal articles?Geni 16:37, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Absolutely. It shows the rail lines either side and gives a good idea of the area at a relevant time in the canals history. There are also good pics on http://www.geograph.org.uk just as soon as I figure out how to add them properly. Derek Andrews 17:01, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
Normaly something along the lines of [[image:image name|thumb|right|caption]] works fairly well.Geni 21:21, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Notability & locks on the K&A[edit]

Hi Derek, Deciding what is notable is not an exact science. Take a look at Wikipedia:Notability. Some of the locks on K&A are listed buildings ie "it has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject". Others that aren't might not be considered as notable - if you want to argue for deletion on the grounds that they are not notable enough, you could do, but it would seem strange to include some & not others when they all have similar dates & history & would make to navigation system on the pages fall apart. Hope this helps & I don't think you can claim to be a newbie anymore :-).— Rod talk 15:48, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Mendip Way[edit]

Hi Derek, I think its certainly on the right lines. I don't think you need to include the grid refs for individual sites. You don't need to cite what is from a map or what you can see but if there are any specific "facts" cited then you need to back them up. See South West Coast Path & associated talk page particularly the section headed "References" where we thrashed some of this out.Hope you enjoy walking it, I've done bits of the path but never the whole thing.— Rod talk 12:12, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Jamel Lewis[edit]

Hi, I reverted your addition of a speedy delete tag to this article: [1]. Notability is asserted; the article claims that he won a couple of championship belts. Thanks, Darkspots (talk) 19:00, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Peter Hattingh[edit]

I added some material to Peter Hattingh. Could you please revisit Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Peter Hattingh? --Eastmain (talk) 23:17, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Jim Molan[edit]

The first of your three edits adds value, but the other two are possibly the laziest non-vandalism I've seen. (Not to mention that there are references). If you are going to edit, then add value; adding trite boxes which urinate on the work of people who are trying to add value is a waste of your time, and discourages people who are actually trying to do something useful. Think before you type? Pdfpdf (talk) 13:30, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

My sincere apologies. I had no intention of disparaging your article. I was simply marking your new page as patrolled, and part of that process is to either fix or to tag problems. The outcome varies, depending on the content and the author. Some get marked for speedy deletion. In the case of new editors, I try to be as helpful and encouraging as I can. In the case of experienced editors like yourself, I fix what I can do easily, but where the subject area is beyond my expertise, I have always assumed that tags will be taken in good faith and the issues quickly resolved. I guess I will have to rethink the latter. Best regards. Derek Andrews (talk) 14:18, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your polite reply. I was in the middle of developing the article, and was hoping to go to bed and leave it incomplete. I am embarassed to admit that I over-reacted to your edits. Never-the-less, there was at least a grain of truth in my complaint, just as there was at least a grain of truth in your edits. I have always assumed that tags will be taken in good faith - yes, you should continue to do that, and ignore grumpy old men who over-react. and the issues quickly resolved. - right again - the issues have been resolved. I guess I will have to rethink the latter. - Maybe. Maybe not. People's moods vary, as will mine when I've had some sleep. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 14:35, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

I think that what I will do in future under these circumstances is to mark the page as patrolled, but make a note to come back in a day or two and check that things have moved along. Patrolling new pages seems to be a fast and furious task (it helps keep dross out of WP, and helps prevent new editors from wasting a lot of time) which encourages hasty decisions, when perhaps a slower approach may be more appropriate, but there seems to be no formal way to do this. My apologies again if I came across as a wikipedia nazi. To help those of us who sometimes patrol new pages, you may want to add Template:Underconstruction while you are building a new page; this should be sufficient to get the page marked as patrolled. Thanks for helping improve the way I do things. Derek Andrews (talk) 16:05, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

and helps prevent new editors from wasting a lot of time - Agreed.
you may want to add Template:Underconstruction - Yes. I'd forgotten about that one. Thanks for the reminder.
Thanks for helping improve the way I do things - and thanks for reminding me to assume good faith and not immediately jump to negative conclusions.
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 09:53, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Your advice to User:Mallard4468a4[edit]

It is quite good, and I thank you for it. I disagree about the notability of most of these glorious old machines, but your advice is rock-solid. --Orange Mike | Talk 22:09, 1 May 2008 (UTC)


Offer of Adoption[edit]

I am not sure if this is how I am supposed to reply but it was all I could figure out! I would love to be adopted by you! Free Fiend (talk) 14:15, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

You did good. How can I help you? Do you have any particular problems right now? What topic areas are you interested in editing? A good way to get started is to try and find a wikiproject in a subject area you know something about. They usually have lists of tasks that need doing, some as simple as copyediting, or making wikilinks in articles. -- Derek Andrews (talk) 14:23, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


I know a lot about the Meiji Restoration in Japan, The Cold War, the USSR and the PRC (although I know that the last three already have really good articles) I also know a lot about the Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets. I don't really know what I want to edit. Just that I think it would be fun to do. Where can one find lists of tasks? Free Fiend (talk) 00:07, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

There is a wikiproject for the Cold War Wikipedia:WikiProject Cold War. If you scroll down that page you will find some Article Requests. If there is anything there that takes your fancy, you should perhaps start writing it in your user space, for example at a new page called [[2]]. The reason for doing it there is that no one will bother you - if it goes in the main namespace as a real article, you may find it deleted very quickly if you don't meet basic wikipedia rules. So do it in your userspace and we can work on it together until it meets all the basics.
Meiji Restoration currently needs someone to add inline citations. Click on the discussion tab and you will see a few pointers. You will also see that that page is part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Japan, and if you scroll down that page you will again find lists of tasks that need doing. As for USSR and PRC, just go to those articles, and look to see which project(s) they belong to on their discussion page.
let me know how you make out. -- Derek Andrews (talk) 01:18, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Textile Research Centre[edit]

Dear Derek, Many thanks for your comments and help with the TRC page. It is appreciated. Textile Research Centre, Leiden is often used as the title for the TRC. Could you change it for me as I am not really sure how to! Is there anything else that needs to or can be improved? Bye for now, Gillian —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vogelsang-eastwood (talkcontribs) 07:02, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Textile Reserach Centre[edit]

Derek, Many thanks for helping out. I try making the additions today, but will come back to you if too difficult. gillian Vogelsang-eastwood (talk) 07:30, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Adelphi Canal[edit]

Thanks for your note on the Adelphi Canal article, which I have just noticed. I have left a response there. Bob1960evens (talk) 17:05, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

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Jack Sheppard[edit]

Derek,

Great to make contact, and good to hear that you are from Wells in Somerset.

Does it surprise you to hear that I do not really know how this Wikipedia editing works?

So, there is probably a better way for me to correct the facts or "disputes" on Wikipedia, but I don't know how.

In exactly the same way, do you have any particular knowledge about my father's exploration of Wookey Hole? Or why my report of it is "disputed", or how I can correct that "dispute"?

Please let me know.

Andrew Sheppard —Preceding unsigned comment added by John Arthur Sheppard (talkcontribs) 20:04, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Andrew, if you need any help making changes to wikipedia, let me know, or check Help:Contents or the help desk. 'Dispute' was the closest tag I could find - I have no particular knowledge of this subject, but happened to notice a conflict between the two articles, which needs to be resolved by an expert, or someone with access to reference materials. Based on your comments at Talk:Jack Sheppard (cave diver) it looks like you are on the right track. Derek Andrews (talk) 10:17, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Pictou County, Nova Scotia[edit]

Good day,

I noticed your most recent edit to Pictou County replaced a section with a different one. Just wondering if this was intentional? Thanks, Andrew647 20:30, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Andrew, I guess you mean the bit about the flag flap? I really didn't feel that this belongs on this page. If there were a page about the municipal council I would move it there. Your thoughts? Derek Andrews (talk) 20:59, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm sure that 20 years down the road, it's not going to be notable news. It was just something to fill up space probably. Just checking. Andrew647 21:19, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

It was definitely _not_ to fill up space - it's vitally important information to those GBLT folks that may be considering moving there, for whatever reason. If and when County Council changes it's mind, I'd be agreeable to its removal. Not before, however. It definitely belongs here. The citizens elected the Councillors, and they speak for them. It's what democracy is all about - so it does describe, accurately, certain attitudes and actions of Pictou County residents. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.68.75.122 (talk) 04:56, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

My only concern here is that it is out of place and not balanced with all the other work done by council, both good or bad. There are probably many other issues that could be mentioned here, but they aren't, which kind of makes this look like a soapbox for the GLBT community.
FWIW I think they made the right decision but at the wrong time and for the wrong reason. They waste an awful lot of time on praying and making declarations of support for various groups when their time might be better spent on real issues. I have no problem with the GBLT community. Derek Andrews (talk) 15:22, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Meare Pool[edit]

Thanks, your edit to Meare Pool was fine. The Havinden ref was to the size.— Rod talk 08:43, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry no - although my institutional Athens password will get the abstract it will not allow access to the full paper - I will look elsewhere.— Rod talk 15:43, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Alt source here (see page 119) & I've added an explanation to the article.— Rod talk 16:35, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
I think all dates that far back & without clear documentary evidence should be taken as approximate so 50-100 years either way doesn't seem impossible from different sources. I'm also stopping working on that one now. (BTW I nominated Meare Pool at Template talk:Did you know with your name as the creator.)— Rod talk 16:54, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

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Henry Greathead[edit]

Hi Derek, Henry Greathead looks fine for a DYK. I would add an infobox possibly Template:Infobox Engineer or something more suitable from Category:People infobox templates. The article is probably long enough to need sub headings. Hope this helps— Rod talk 15:33, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

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UKW Portal[edit]

Thanks for all you work in fixing and finally nearly completing this portal. I admit that i did not quite know what i was doing or whether it was right. I later completely forgot about it. You also look a lot better at it than me.

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For the total rewrite, fixing and general completion of the Portal:UK Waterways Simply south (talk) 19:57, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Still a way to go, but I understand what I am doing now and should have a framework in place in a day or two and will make an announcement about it then. Derek Andrews (talk) 21:10, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Well done for all your and Mayalld's work on it. Simply south (talk) 16:58, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Proposed category renaming for Category:Wells[edit]

Hi, Did you spot that Category:Wells has been proposed for renaming - discussion is at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2009 January 28#Category:Wells if you want to contribute. Looks like the article Wells will be next.— Rod talk 18:59, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

1 St Andrew St Wells[edit]

Thanks for investigating this. Feel free to remove it from List of Grade I listed buildings in Mendip or combine with Vicars close if you think that is more appropriate.— Rod talk 15:59, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

OK, I moved it to Vicars Close. --Derek Andrews (talk) 16:41, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Vicar's Close ? DYK[edit]

Vicars' Close, Wells is coming on well - why not nominate it at Template talk:Did you know?— Rod talk 14:42, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I was thinking the same thing. I have some more to do, but getting there. A lot of the refs are confusing, which is slowing progress. Does it meet the size requirement? What do think would be a good hook? Oldest street? --Derek Andrews (talk) 14:48, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
The measuring gizmo I use says:
   * File size: 41 kB
   * Prose size (including all HTML code): 4702 B
   * References (including all HTML code): 15 kB
   * Wiki text: 6110 B
   * Prose size (text only): 2656 B (477 words) "readable prose size"
   * References (text only): 2018 B
Which should be fine
I'd use Oldest street - may cause some discussion but is referenced & add a pic.— Rod talk 15:04, 6 March 2009 (UTC)


Catwoman7770 (my page)[edit]

Why did you try to delete my page? I did true-as-blue research and expiriments! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Catwoman7770 (talkcontribs) 18:15, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Because wikipedia has rules about the types of articles it accepts. The content of your page is what wikipedia calls Original Research, see Wikipedia:No original research, as I pointed out in the notice about the proposed deletion. We already have an article Bark (dog) which seems to cover the subject of your article. You should also be aware of wikipedia's rules about how-to articles. Let me know if you have any further questions or need help. --Derek Andrews (talk) 18:28, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Vicars' Close, Wells[edit]

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Malthouse[edit]

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Sea, Somerset[edit]

Thanks for the heads up on Sea, Somerset. I don't think it is large/significant enough for it's own article therefore I've done a redirect to Ilminster as that's the parish it is in & added a note to the article.— Rod talk 13:29, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

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Wells[edit]

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Meeting in Bristol[edit]

Hi this is Steve Virgin from the Board of Wikimedia UK

I am a fellow Bristolian

We have a Wikimedia Conference in town this weekend

We were getting some of the Bristol Project Wikipedians together at the Watershed on Saturday night for a Wiki Meet at around 6.30pm.

This is a good opportunity to meet people from the national Chapter, other Chapters from around the world and from the Wikimedia Foundation. There is a bar tab to help proceedings and we would be very keen to see you there.

RSVP - let me know if you are able to come and feel free to invite any other local Wikipedians in Bristol

Steve virgin (talk) 21:48, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

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Welcome back[edit]

I hope you enjoyed your wikibreak & welcome back.— Rod talk 10:37, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

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I was wondering if you are the owner of this website: http://ns1758.ca/winch/winchest.html I really would like to get in contact with you (if you are). I have a few questions about old hard drives and you seem to be quite an expert. Please let me know. Otherwise just delete my comment here and I apologize for this intrusion! leichtda@ymail.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.254.46.62 (talk) 02:43, 24 November 2012 (UTC) Not me. Sorry. --Derek Andrews (talk) 11:04, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

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Hi Derek Andrews![edit]

I got the feeling, from reading your comment, that you had the architectural periods out of order.

  • Roman
  • Saxon (5th C-1066)
  • Romanesque (called Norman in England) (1066-about 1200)
  • Gothic (1170-about 1550)

The reason why "Norman" links to Romanesque architecture and not to Norman architecture is that the article on Romanesque architecture is much fuller and more detailed in the information that is given about the style. Wells Cathedral is regarded by some architectural historians as being the earliest cathedral to be built in a truly Gothic style. But defining clear differences between "truly Gothic" and a transitional style between Romanesque/Norman and Gothic is difficult. Note the overlap between Norman and Gothic. While Wells was under construction in this exquisite new style, other buildings were still under construction in the heavier, solider Norman style.

Amandajm (talk) 13:57, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi Amanda, I have little clue about architectural periods; the historic periods mean more to me. I'm certainly not an expert on architecture or churches, and it from that perspective that I made my observations, that is as a general reader trying to learn about Wells cathedral. One of the first things my learning style requires is context, and certainly not confusion, and I can't help but feel these would be characteristics of a FA.
Maybe Romanesque architecture is a fuller article than Norman architecture, but I think there are better ways of dealing with this. Maybe the Norman article should be expanded slightly with a new section to precis the sections on characteristics and ecclesiatical architecture, with a section hatnote to see the main article? With regard your second point, if the problem is difficult to explain or define, maybe the lead is not the place to be discussing it? --Derek Andrews (talk) 14:25, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
  1. I'll take a look at the article
  2. I'll see about moving it.
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Browns Gatehouse was started years ago. For the last few years I've been using Template:Infobox historic site for all listed buildings etc as the historic building one was removed. NB You have put Chain Gate, Wells in Category:Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Somerset but having looked at the NHLE and Somerset Historic Environment Record entries, I could see this supported to add a reference.— Rod talk 16:42, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Looking at your message again I see it wasn't about the infobox but the Heritage Gateway Ref - now use the National Heritage List for England. I will fix for Browns Gate.— Rod talk 16:44, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Derek, please excuse me if I am doing things improperly, I am a relative newbie and must say I have a lot to learn! I made a comment on the Talk:Imaging Particle Analysis page concerning this. I would like to go ahead and edit the Micro-flow imaging page as per my comment, reflecting that this page is discussing a trademarked specific vendor instrument, and would be an example of the technology rather than merging the 2. Does that make sense to you? Lew --Fsixtyfour (talk) 14:35, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

You are doing a great job with Imaging Particle Analysis. It would certainly be a good idea to go ahead and make a clear indication of what Micro-flow imaging is about. As it stands it describes it as a technique, not a manufacturer-specific instrument. You may run into problems unless the article meets the standards of Wikipedia:Notability, so mentioning it in Imaging Particle Analysis as an example may still be the better option. I'm no expert in modern technology and I was hoping that the merge tag would garner some debate. You might want to seek further input at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Physics. --Derek Andrews (talk) 15:02, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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