User talk:Dicklyon

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I'm not sure why you haven't picked up a bevy of these already, but thanks for all your effort, particularly in tracking down good sources with diagrams, etc., on the photography- and color-related articles (not to mention fighting vandalism). Those areas of Wikipedia are much richer for your work. Cheers! —jacobolus (t) 02:05, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


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To Dicklyon on the occasion of your photograph of Ivan Sutherland and his birthday! What a great gift. -User:SusanLesch 04:40, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


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For your hard work in improving and watching over the Ohm's law article SpinningSpark 00:59, 18 January 2009 (UTC)


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For your improvements to the Centrifugal force articles. Your common sense approach of creating a summary-style article at the simplified title, explaining the broad concepts in a way that is accessible to the general reader and linking to the disambiguated articles, has provided Wikipedia's readership with a desperately needed place to explain in simple terms the basic concepts involved in understanding these related phenomena. Wilhelm_meis (talk) 14:29, 6 May 2009 (UTC)


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For your comment here which at once admits your own errors with humility yet focusses our attention upon the real villain Egg Centric (talk) 17:09, 9 February 2011 (UTC)


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For your great contribution to Wikipedia in adding pictures and illustrations to articles improving the reader's experience by adding a visual idea to the written information.--Xaleman87 (talk) 05:57, 26 February 2014 (UTC)



Committee of correspondence[edit]

Hi. I've come to you on this, because you are passionate about these things, and if you don't object then it may sail through like a ship on open water. Would it be appropriate to rename the page Committee of correspondence to 'Committee of Correspondence' (I've made a proposal on the talk page)? The google and bing search engines seem to list sources which capitalize it almost exclusively except for Wikipedia (and yes, in the bodies of the pages), and these committees served as shadow governments of the United States before the Declaration of Independence, which would indicate that even at the time they would have been referred to as proper names. They are similar to the Committees of Safety, a page which is capitalized here. Seem okay? Thanks. Randy Kryn 14:38 24 January, 2015 (UTC)

In books, it's capitalized often enough that I would not object. Unlike all the things we argue about. Dicklyon (talk) 15:39, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
But cut the nonsense of looking at Bing or Google web search hits. Have you ever trying searching for a generic term like "dog" or "air"? All the early pages of hits show uppercase. That's because the ranking algorithms prefer to show you your search term in titles and headings, which are usually in title case; they may also explicitly favor capitalization (not sure, but it looks like it). Dicklyon (talk) 17:51, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Thoughts on religiosity[edit]

Hi Dick, Thank you for weighing in at Talk:Most religious US states#Requested move 26 January 2015. Note that the article, when you saw it was (and still is) poorly written and didn't have a lede, especially since the title would be a difficult one to frame a lede around. I have rewritten the lede around my proposed theme of religiosity in the US. You might take a second look to re-assess your input. You can also add to the discussion in that same section. Cheers, User:HopsonRoad 00:45, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Well, I'm still not liking religiousity, a peculiar word that means a lot more than the kind of data that the article is about. Dicklyon (talk) 01:03, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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