User talk:GaussianCopula

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Hello, GaussianCopula, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Abecedare (talk) 01:10, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Posting suggestions on edit-protected pages[edit]

Hi GaussianCopula,

With regard to the question you posted on my talk-page here are some general tips on how to use talk-pages:

  • Be polite (see WP:CIVIL).
  • Be short and to-the point (see WP:TLDR).
  • Check to see if the issue has been discussed earlier.
  • Try to use correct wiki-formatting in your posts. (see WP:TPG or WP:MARKUP)
  • Try to make sure that your point is backed up by sources (see WP:RS)
  • Try to be sure that you your point is consistent with wikipedia policies, guidelines, manual of style etc. (e.g., WP:OR, WP:UNDUE, WP:MOS etc).
  • Finally, wikipedia content is governed by consensus; so if most editors disagree with your point, either drop the issue or use wikipedia's dispute resolution processes. (see WP:CONSENSUS, WP:DR and WP:IDIDNTHEARTHAT)

I know the number of linked instructions in the above post can seem overwhelming, but over time you will learn about most of them just by editing here. The swine flu related pages are high-traffic areas and the editing process you see there is not typical; at most other pages editing is much slower and deliberative. Note that in a few days you will be able to edit semi-protected. Us the time, to familiarize yourself further with wikipedia conventions. Happy editing. Abecedare (talk) 02:03, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Rev Muslim[edit]

Is their site down for sure? Its been down in the past and then comes back up. --Matt57 (talkcontribs) 16:01, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

If it's going to be blinking in an out then best to just leave the link as is until it is finally confirmed dead, if it is confirmed dead. No sense in re-editing it to inactive then active if it's so unstable. But definitely no so-called blog alternatives or anything like that should be added unless confirmed by media sources. GaussianCopula (talk) 10:02, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Ok cool. --Matt57 (talkcontribs) 18:12, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Deepwater Horizon[edit]

Hey, I saw you took down the bit about BP's reported depth. You might be right, but I put it back and added a blurb to the talk page. I'm not sure that information belongs at the top, but I think it is reliable enough (at least to say there is speculation) to include somewhere. Swakeman (talk) 05:08, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

I understand your point of view and have indicated in the talk pages my opinion. I do believe this is an opinionated piece that has been indicated. As long as that is in the forefront I am fine with the quote. GaussianCopula (talk) 05:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


Sorry. #'s "1" and "1I"? Man, if that's not a typo in the source, I'll eat my hat. But maybe it's a nautical naming convention I don't know about. I didn't mean to change it twice, I just thought my edit got stomped the first time. -- Kendrick7talk 15:13, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

For your fine efforts[edit]

Peace Barnstar 6.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
To GaussianCopula for helping others resolve editing conflicts through goodwill and civility. Boutros Boutros Boutros (talk) 16:21, 2 June 2010 (UTC)


Deepwater Horizon oil spill[edit]

Hi, GaussianCopula. You have been an active editor on Deepwater Horizon oil spill and/or its related articles. During some last months there has been an active development of cleaning up that article by splitting off large sections into separate articles. A Deepwater Horizon series were created (all the articles accessible by Template:Deepwater Horizon oil spill series. You are invited to assist by cleaning-up and copy-editing these articles. There are also ongoing discussion concerning additional split-offs. You could see split-off templates at the article's page and find discussions at the talk page. Your input would be useful for building consensus on these issues. Thank you. Beagel (talk) 23:42, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of 2010 in Slovak football for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2010 in Slovak football is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2010 in Slovak football until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. C679 18:11, 23 January 2014 (UTC)