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If you need help immediately with anything, you can write {{helpme}} on your userpage or place a comment on my talk page. I encourage you to create a userpage in order to tell the Wikimunitty about yourself (and to get rid of the red link in your signature :P). Don't forget to be BOLD!!!!--The ikiroid (talk/parler/hablar/paroli/说/話) 01:08, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Spelling variants in entry names[edit]

[This section was previously erroneously placed on my user page. Having belatedly noticd it, I have moved it to here] Enginear (talk) 02:05, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Re: "Are you aware of the sub-thread Wiktionary:Wiktionary:Beer parlour#Wiktionary:Spelling variants in entry names, and the thread of which it forms part Wiktionary:Wiktionary:Beer_parlour#capiche_and_.7B.7Balternative_spelling_of.7D.7D?" — Thanks for the heads-up; I was not aware of it. I responded to it at Wiktionary:Beer_parlour and the policypage in question. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 21:17, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Holy Spirit[edit]

Hi, I moved that material to the Holy Spirit page. And please note that per Wikipedia:Reverting

If you make a change which is good-faith reverted, do not simply reinstate your edit - leave the status quo up.

So you should leave that material out to see if you get consensus for adding it. Thanks. History2007 (talk) 14:54, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

I have never, ever, reinstated one of my edits after being reverted, unless I have altered it to comply fully, IMO, with the criticism made of it. Nor have I ever had two successive edits reverted, except by you on this occasion (though I suppose you might call your action a move, rather than a revert). Enginear (talk) 21:02, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

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A useful prompt from a useful bot! Now corrected. Enginear (talk) 19:41, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

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I seem to be making a habit of this! Corrected. Enginear (talk) 18:21, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

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Cracticidae[edit]

Sorry, I think we need to tidy the bird pages I agree - the Malaconotoidea is a name coined for this grouping, for which there is more evidence every year or two with new work. Casliber (talk · contribs) 20:40, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

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For the record, I have corrected apex and User:GoingBatty has corrected kingpin, but all the links to boom were intended, since until someone writes the appropriate article, we can only link to the appropriate section of the disambig page, as I have done (since the disambig page gives a short but useful definition, I believe it is still worth a link, rather than leaving a redlink or nothing at all). Enginear (talk) 18:45, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Zoe (talking and emoting head)[edit]

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Text of article follows, copied for my own interest in case of deletion:

"Zoe" is an innovative talking and emoting head produced by a collaboration between researchers at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering and the Toshiba's Cambridge research laboratory.

The digital, two-dimensional head is programmed to talk words typed in, with both visual and audio effects determined by any combination of six different primary emotions. The corpus used was video recordings created of Zoë Lister saying about 7,000 sentences in six different emotions - Happy, Sad, Tender, Angry, Afraid and Neutral. The prototype's user interface not only allows different proportions of these emotions to be mixed, for example, very sad, fairly angry and a little afraid, but also allows alteration of the pitch, speed and depth of the voice itself.

On 19 March 2013, the research team reportedly said, "by combining these levels, it becomes possible to pre-set or create almost infinite emotional combinations. For instance, combining happiness with tenderness and slightly increasing the speed and depth of the voice makes it sound friendly and welcoming. A combination of speed, anger and fear makes Zoe sound as if she is panicking." They say this "allows for a level of emotional subtlety which has not been possible in other avatars like Zoe until now."

The coding has been kept compact enough to fit in the memory of a smartphone, and the team are said to be working on a system that would allow people to upload their own faces and voices in a few seconds, enabling them to "customise and personalise their own, emotionally realistic, digital assistants".

They are exploring other possible applications, working, already, with a school for autistic and deaf children, where the technology could be used to help pupils to “read” emotions and lip-read. In a trial, volunteers obtained via a crowd-sourcing website, successfully recognised the emotion in 77% of cases, even though other cues, for example hand gestures, were missing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Face of the future rears its head". http://www.cam.ac.uk. University of Cambridge. 19 Mar 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 

Enginear (talk) 08:20, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

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Done, and spelling corrected. Enginear (talk) 18:03, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Jeeves/Bertie[edit]

I've actually made over 60,000 edits over the years, for what it's worth. Instinct from experience shouldn't really count for much here, but I'd expect articles about works of fiction to refer to characters in the same way that the works themselves did. A surnames-only policy would look odd applied to subjects where a character's surname was barely used in the work itself - we don't refer to the protagonist as "Pirrip" throughout the Great Expectations article.

It seems like an oversight that the manual of style doesn't seem to address this (I can only find a couple of series-specific British television WikiProjects saying "Names should be used in a context suitable to their role in the episode", with protagonists and neutral characters being referred to by forenames or nicknames, and antagonists and officials by their surnames). Perhaps it's worth raising the subject at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Writing about fiction? --McGeddon (talk) 14:24, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Just to let you know that I've raised this myself at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Writing_about_fiction#Forenames_and_surnames_of_characters. Feel free to join in. --McGeddon (talk) 19:44, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

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Done Enginear (talk) 21:28, 4 March 2014 (UTC)