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even denominator polygons[edit]

sorry not to have been back for a while, but busy on another project I have however been having a look at the results from truncating various polygons in more detail and find that the rule of doubling the numerator you and Grünbaum apply and use as the reasoning for calling the star of david 2{3/1} (rather than [6/2} as I do) does not always work: In my system if you truncate a double coincident triangle ²3 (t{3/2}) or the star of david {6/2}, you get the same result ie a double coincident hexagon ²6, the value of which is 6, double that of either of the starting points with value 3 In Grünbaum's system if you are truncating the double triangle {6/2} or the star of david 2{3/1} respectively you also get the same result, a double coincident hexagon which is in that system {12/2}, and not in any way 2{6/1} as perhaps a truncated star of david should be if one doubles the numerator? Now as a rule working with the polyhedra and tilings we do not get to truncate double coincident polygons as they are already truncations, so should not the preferable numbering system be the one that works for truncating the star of david and other even denominator polygons, so that we do not get the anomolous result t2{3/1} = {12/2} in Grünbaum (t{6/2} = ²6 in my system) Something to think about I have also had a look at your Schwarz Triangle page this all started with and there are still mistakes, in particular two which I corrected before doing the double polygon insertions (you seem to have reverted it to your earlier version with the mistakes) plus a number of others which at some point I will list in more detail Polystar (talk) 10:54, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

You raise a good point. Maybe the difference is that t(2{3}) contains two disconnected {6}, because the two {3}'s are initially disconnected, and in t{6/2} the two apparent {6} are connected? So that in the first case you get two hexagons ABCDEF and GHIJKL, where A = G, B = H, etc., and in the second case you get a dodecagon ABCDEFGHIJKL. Well, in Grünbaum's nomenclature the doubling rule seems to hold for all symbols in the form {x/y}, but not in the form x{y}: is that true?
Please list the mistakes! I tried to follow the sources listed at the bottom of the article, but I don't rule out having made typos. If the sources have made mistakes, and you've published an article giving corrected figures, feel free to put in the figures and cite your articles. Double sharp (talk) 15:41, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

(Note: due to their being over a month old I archived the previous sections at User talk:Double sharp/Archive 7. You can refer to material there and reopen it for discussion here.) Double sharp (talk) 15:10, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

I saw you listed yourself as a translator from French. Could you please kindly translate this relatively short article from the French Wikipedia in order to create an equivalent entry here on the English Wikipedia? Thanks! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 15:50, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Sure, I hope to do it right after finishing my rewrite of thorium (which is complete, but for one section). I think you can expect it within a week at the very latest (probably only one or two days, though). Double sharp (talk) 15:55, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thank you so very much! I have had difficulties finding an editor willing to do so. By the way, do you happen to also speak Greek? If not, do you know any editor who will agree to translate a short article from the Greek Wikipedia? 89.139.184.202 (talk) 15:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
No, I don't speak Greek, but you may have some luck with someone listed in Category:Translators el-en or Category:User el. Double sharp (talk) 16:06, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Will try the second one. Thanks again! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 16:08, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. Double sharp (talk) 16:09, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Could you please post a message in my talk page once you complete the translation? Thanks! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 10:11, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Sure. Double sharp (talk) 15:38, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 15:43, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
One last thing. Would it be possible for you to move this article to its standrad English title, The Loser Takes It All? Thanks! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 10:47, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done: moved. Double sharp (talk) 11:10, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 11:12, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
P.S. I haven't forgotten about your request; but unfortunately have been more busy than I would like to be! I think I can do it tomorrow, though. Double sharp (talk) 04:16, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
No problem! Take your time and I will wait. 89.139.184.202 (talk) 09:57, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again for the article! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 08:06, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
By the way, I have asked another user to create a Template: Films directed by Nikos Nikolaidis and to transfer this image from the Greek Wikipedia to Nikos Nikolaidis' article (as these thing can only be done by registered users) yet he seems too busy at the moment. Do you mind sparing several more minutes of your time to do so? It would be highly appreciated! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 11:25, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
I've uploaded the picture you requested. Working on the template now. Double sharp (talk) 11:35, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Excellent! Send me a message once you are done. 89.139.184.202 (talk) 11:38, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again for all you have done and for your invaluable help! 89.139.184.202 (talk) 11:51, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

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citation error[edit]

Double sharp, you have recently made edits to Ununpentium, Flerovium, and Copernicium adding a broken citation. Hamish59 (talk) 14:00, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@Hamish59: Strangely I didn't get a citation error on my screen. Which cite is causing the problem? I'll look into it. Double sharp (talk) 14:07, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I get it – you fixed it before telling me! Thank you for fixing it, Hamish59. Double sharp (talk) 14:16, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
No worries. Hamish59 (talk) 14:17, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

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  • Added the actual review. Thanks for working on the article! Protonk (talk) 00:00, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

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Fixed. Double sharp (talk) 12:19, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

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