User talk:GDallimore/Archive 4

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Non-free reduce

Wikipedia Fair Use (FU) policy requires that FU images be low resolution, meaning no more than 300 pixels horizontally or vertically in the absence of explanation as to why the high resolution is absolutely necessary. Please read WP:NFCC#3B. There are serious additional criterion three problems with Thrud the Barbarian and I will be entering an oppose later today identifying my concerns. ЭLСОВВОLД talk 12:51, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

The number was determined well before my time. I believe the reasoning was/is, at 300 pixels, the image is 0.1 megapixels and 300 is the maximum thumbnail size per this guideline. The number is in a documentation subpage of Template:Non-free use rationale (admittedly, an inappropriate, at best, location). ЭLСОВВОLД talk 13:33, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for taking care of that (I didn’t mean to make work for you. The reduce category is surprisingly well patrolled; someone would have come along and done it for you). The rest of my concerns regard WP:NFCC3A and 8. It’s probably better for me to articulate them on the FAC page, so others can weigh in (my opinions are, after all, subordinate to consensus.)
Let me ask you something somewhat off topic, though; the article says “raping the livestock”. Really? ЭLСОВВОLД talk 16:57, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. I haven't forgotten Thrud; I plan to enter comments this evening. ЭLСОВВОLД talk 21:46, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Comics importance

I think it'd be better to bring up that topic to the Project and all its main people, who are more knowledgable than me. Ultimately, we should see whether a bunch of history articles are more integral than really iconic and notable characters. Alientraveller (talk) 17:08, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

In essence, I agree - although perhaps for slightly different reasons. I think the current importance levels are a bit silly and aren't being followed properly as a result. I agree that Batman should clearly be an important topic in comics, but I don't think it would count as such under the current guidelines. What I'm saying is that the thing to bring up with the project is not whether Batman should be classed as top importance or not, but the more fundamental issue of whether the current importance scale is appropriate or not. You wanna give that a shot? GDallimore (Talk) 17:14, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

A new Oxbridge user box

GDallimore...I am currently in the process of writing a user box for all of the colleges that are part of Oxbridge. This template is meant to replace your current college template. Please take a look at the work in progress and comment on it. My main concerns are college abbreviations and color choice. I am using scarf colors for the colleges. Thank you. - LA @ 16:58, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Black currant.jpg)

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Template:Computer programs, software and patent law

Can you point me to the discussion where this name came from??? This name makes no sense and it links to "Software patent". So what the hell is that? Dont you want to rename "Software patent" article to this tragedy too???--Kozuch (talk) 23:27, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Can't remember where the discussion is. Software patent is a POV term used by those against patents for computers terms to mean "patents I don't think should have been granted." It's not an officially used term and, as such, has no precise meaning. Official terms include "computer program patent" (USPTO) and "Computer-implemented invention" (EPO and UKIPO), but some think these are POV and aren't well-understood by non-attorneys. Choose one of those and you're also immediately focusing the discussion on the law of that particular country, which is not a worldwide view of a topic. A completely neutral title was therefore chosen for the template. It's descriptive of the content rather than giving it a POV label. GDallimore (Talk) 08:51, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

editor EdColins

gdallimore- you are right, i will not make any more edits since my point of view may be conflicted. i am new to wiki and your comments are helpful. Any information i think may be helpful to you all i will simply post to you....

But again, that does not assuage my concern about edcolins deceit. He should answer to the wiki community for this, otherwise the credibility of everyone here is compromised. Also, how could you know that he has backed away from this discussion so quickly? My post was done hours ago. Are you not curious to see how he answers those questions? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.65.156.251 (talk) 13:41, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

If you have suggestions for improving an article, it would be best to post them on the talk page of that article. As for Edcolins, I don't see what your problem is. He hasn't edited DataTreasury since 09:09, 30 March 2008. None of his edits were out of order, although I personally thought them a bit of an over-cautious interpretation of the biography guidelines. I'm really not curious and wish you would drop these personal attacks against him. GDallimore (Talk) 17:17, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Request for assistance

Has been moved to Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard. Thanks, SqueakBox 17:33, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

GDallimore is NOT impartial

You have implicitly sided with nowa and edcolins. this makes many question you impartaility. Your assertion (and NOWA's) that a compnay's owners and officers criminal background is irrelivant to a wiki on that company is laughable.

i may be wrong about this but please help me here if its not so and explain....

Please do not turn a blind eye to facts right in the wiki discussion records themselves. That NOWA would turn to edcolins to "help him" with facts around the datatreasury ceo's criminal conviction SHOULD make you question WHY? edcolins holds his expertise to be in patent related issues. And up til that time edcolins had not contributed anything material to the datatreasury wiki. It appears that shortly after nowa created the wiki, edcolins made contact from these contacts it became evident to nowa that edcolins had intimate knowledge of the compnay (that which a consulatnt or sharholder would have). All that would be fine, EXCEPT that when i asked about it, both edcolins and nowa are tried to cover the connection up for some reason; edcolins denies any connection to the company and nowa watches the discusion threat and tacitly agrees. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.65.156.251 (talk) 05:02, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


Calling the statement below above a "personal attack" is disigenuous. It is a stament regarding edits and editors and their partialiality within wiki. calling this into questions is wiki business at its core and certainly is not "personal".—Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.65.156.251 (talk)

GDALLIMORE HAS TRIED TO REMOVE THE EDIT BELOW ABOVE AND STOP WIKI USERS FROM FREE ACCESS TO INFO AND TO MAKE THEIR OWN ASSESSMENTS".—Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.65.156.251 (talk)

It is a personal attack because you are attempting to discredit me because you disagree with me. It's likely worse than this that you are seeking to turn Wikipedia into a lobbying ground. I'm happy for everyone to see this comment, I just didn't want your crap littering my talk page. In any event, I have nothing more to say to you. Go look at your talk page and take it to COI and ANI as suggested. GDallimore (Talk) 15:09, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Pulse (2006 film)

What is your problem? You're in England, you guys date, 8 April 2008. Here in America where the movie was MADE, which is the date format you use, we go, April 8, 2008. If the movie was made in a country that formats the date such as England does, THEN and ONLY THEN do you format it as such, if it's an American movie or movie from a country who dates it in the format we do, THEN and ONLY THEN do you format it as such. So please LEAVE it alone. Crash Underride 18:51, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Look, you don't go around putting dates in one format or another, you wikilink them so that a user's date preferences take over, as I tried to show you. I didn't put all the dates in that format, they were like that when I came across it and I hadn't got around to doing it. I reverted your edits changing the format of all the dates because you might have made a typo and changed one accidentally and I couldn't be bothered to check them all so reverting was the easiest way to ensure that no errors creeped in. If it's that imporant to you, and you clearly have more time than me, wikilink them, don't just change the format.GDallimore (Talk) 21:37, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
You might want to take a look at:
Thanks. GDallimore (Talk) 21:46, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: J. K. Rowling

The article was being heavily vandalized, with no less than 37 vandalism edits today alone. This is a BLP, and with that much vandalism, temporary semi-protection was necessary. The reason the expiry is set to the end of the day is because MP featured articles are move protected - setting a different expiry time would cause the move protection to fail earlier than expected. We've already had two sockpuppets of a known page move vandal edit the article, so the removal of the move protection is not an option. We can remove the edit protection earlier, but it will have to be done manually to avoid losing the edit protection. I'll leave it up for another hour or two just in case, but then I'll remove it if someone else hasn't already. Hersfold (t/a/c) 16:58, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Categories

Sure, indeed. The "cat more" is enough. I had this "Wikipedia:Category#Priority sort keys" in mind, but that's fine. Good idea, the category Category:European patent law templates. I have just created Category:European Patent Organisation templates, a sub category, so that Category:European Patent Organisation templates can also be a sub-category of Category:European Patent Organisation (and can be accessed from there). --Edcolins (talk) 19:47, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Just added Category:Patent law templates.. --Edcolins (talk) 20:10, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

While I agree we need to keep the focus on the film, one problem is that the referencing is a bit poor - it often discusses things discussed in the reviews, but fails to provide an explicit ref to the reviews that discuss it [largely because the ref given was more informative]. So it's not always a safe bet to presume that a section comes out of nowhere; it's probably better to instead discuss on the talk page how to make the connection to the film more immediately apparent - e.g, with the Kitzmiller section, saying what the film claims about Kitzmiller (and citing the review that discusses it and the Kitzmiller trial itself). would make the discussion more obvious. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 23:49, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Reactive attachment disorder

Sorry. I had a quick look at your article Flowers for Algernon and I don't see the connection with RAD. Am I missing something? Would there perhaps be more of a connection with Attachment theory rather than RAD which is a rather specific diagnosis. Fainites barley 22:26, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't thing Attachment theory gets to the nub in the same way. The key bit in Flowers for Algernon is briefly mentioned in the synopsis: basically, the main character is mentally retarded and was abused by his mother as a child as a result, particularly in relation to his sister. Later in life (following a "science fiction" technique to make him more intelligent) he is unable to engage in a normal physical relationship with a woman he falls in love with. Let me know if you think a link from Flowers for Algernon to RAD or vice versa is appropriate or if you have any other suggestions. Thanks. GDallimore (Talk) 22:34, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
It's worth bearing in mind that the author is a psychologist, so probably based Charlie's sexual problems on some real-world mental problem. I'd be interested to know what diagnosis best fist the story. GDallimore (Talk) 22:37, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
I think it should be linked somewhere to articles more directly linked to child abuse/psychological effects thereof. RAD is a rather specific form of disorder that arises from a lack of opportunity for the child to build attachment relationships because there is no appropriate response from a consistent carer. This could arise from having no carer, or the carer being mentally ill, or multiple changes of carer - so child abuse is only one possibility although of course its frequently present. Children frequently form attachments to abusive parents, albeit often not very good ones, so it has to be a particlular form of abuse that effectively results in lack of attachment behaviours. I'll ask jeanmercer about this as she is far more knowledgeable than I. Fainites barley 22:59, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks very much! GDallimore (Talk) 23:09, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for Fixing cite links...

Thanks for Fixing my cite links in the Patent talk section. Do you know where I can find detailed help on doing this correctly in Wikipedia's help section or the like? TIA Rattler2 (talk) 22:30, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

No problem. The basics are here: Wikipedia:Footnotes

Flowers for Algernon

Well, the semicolon wasn't the only edit I made, but I felt it read better, as it didn't seem the two clauses should quite run together. However, upon re-reading, it really could go either way. If you want to put it back, that's fine.

Placing it after the reference was just an oversight.

The sentence that bothers me, which I'm not sure how to re-write, is, "Nemur and Strauss track down Charlie's estranged mother and sister, Norma, who gives permission for Charlie to undergo the procedure." It sounds like it's saying Norma is his mother and his sister (an obvious impossibility, of course, but that's how it reads). My inclination is to write, "...his estranged mother and his sister, Norma....", but then it isn't clear that they're both estranged, and writing, "...his estranged mother and his estranged sister...." is of course extremely cumbersome. So, I left it alone except to add a comma after Norma, as it should be.

I think my other two edits are quite fine.

Darguz Parsilvan (talk) 02:45, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Meow meow..

Oops... Copied from [1]! And don't ask me why I drew inspiration from that very template.. :) --Edcolins (talk) 20:00, 23 April 2008 (UTC)