User talk:Geometry guy

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Welcome to my (rather minimalist) user and user talk page: please leave comments, questions, complaints, or just general chat below. Please provide direct links to issues you raise. I am contributing rather sporadically at present and can't promise to reply, but if I do I will reply here: if I take a while and it is important, I will drop a note on your talk page.

Cartan formalism[edit]

Re your comment on

What do you mean by a Poincare fiber? It sounds like spacetime multiplied by a little Goldberg Sphere at each point, but I get the feeling it's more complicated than that... (talk) 09:01, 24 June 2014 (UTC)Collin237


You've gots an email. :) — Ched :  ?  20:33, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Belatedly replied. Sorry for the 5 month delay! Geometry guy 14:18, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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treatment of editors as human beings
Thank you for voicing the right of every editor to be treated as a human being, - repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (21 April 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:29, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

(About) a year ago, you were the 44th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, - did you know that I framed your words on my user and remind everybody and myself in my edit notice? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:56, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes I did - how could I forget? Thank you again for your kind words. Geometry guy 14:18, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
I didn't know about the edit notice, because I installed that much later. The reminder is still needed, see another thread in WP:Great Dismal Swamp that could be short and easy if only ... --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:51, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Would you comment on Map Projections?[edit]

Hi, we have an ongoing disagreement on the Map Projections page and I was hoping you'd weigh in given your mathematical bent. Here's the current dispute: Appreciate any thoughts! Thanks. (talk) 23:08, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Alas I was unavailable for this - I hope you sorted it out. Geometry guy 14:18, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in over one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e., as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised and that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions). This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 00:30, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Rumours of my inactivity have been somewhat exaggerated. I wish you the best in your future endeavors also, MadmanBot, and hope that electromagnetic fields continue to bend to your will. Geometry guy 14:18, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre[edit]

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Hello! Now, some of you might have already received a similar message a little while ago regarding the Recruitment Centre, so if you have, there is no need to read the rest of this. This message is directed to users who have reviewed over 15 Good article nominations and are not part of WikiProject Good articles (the first message I sent out went to only WikiProject members).

So for those who haven't heard about the Recruitment Centre yet, you may be wondering why there is a Good article icon with a bunch of stars around it (to the right). The answer? WikiProject Good articles will be launching a Recruitment Centre very soon! The centre will allow all users to be taught how to review Good article nominations by experts just like you! However, in order for the Recruitment Centre to open in the first place, we need some volunteers:

  • Recruiters: The main task of a recruiter is to teach users that have never reviewed a Good article nomination how to review one. To become a recruiter, all you have to do is meet this criteria. If we don't get at least 5-10 recruiters to start off with (at the time this message was sent out, 2 recruiters have volunteered), the Recruitment Centre will not open. If interested, make sure you meet the criteria, read the process and add your name to the list of recruiters. (One of the great things about being a recruiter is that there is no set requirement of what must be taught and when. Instead, all the content found in the process section is a guideline of the main points that should be addressed during a recruitment can also take an entire different approach if you wish!) If you think you will not have the time to recruit any users at this time but are still interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still add your name to the list of recruiters but just fill in the "Status" parameter with "Not Available".
  • Co-Director: The current Director for the centre is me (Dom497). Another user that would be willing to help with some of the tasks would be helpful. Tasks include making sure recruiters are doing what they should be (teaching!), making sure all recruitments are archived correctly, updating pages as needed, answering any questions, and distributing the feedback form. If interested, please contact me (Dom497).
  • Nominators, please read this: If you are not interested in becoming a recruiter, you can still help. In some cases a nominator may have an issue with an "inexperienced" editor (the recruitee) reviewing one of their nominations. To minimize the chances of this happening, if you are fine with a recruitee reviewing one of your nominations under the supervision of the recruiter, please add your name to the list at the bottom of this page. By adding your name to this list, chances are that your nomination will be reviewed more quickly as the recruitee will be asked to choose a nomination from the list of nominators that are OK with them reviewing the article.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.

A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)

This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 15:11, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Good luck with this initiative. Ironically, I never did sign up to WGA. Echoes of Marx, I guess (Groucho, not Karl). Geometry guy 14:18, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Just to let you know -- Missing Wikipedians[edit]

You have been mentioned at Wikipedia:Missing Wikipedians. XOttawahitech (talk) 14:33, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

Many thanks for the notification. Rumors of my disappearance have been greatly exaggerated. Geometry guy 23:46, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Well, tutti santi to you! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:57, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

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'tis the season

You may enjoy this then: Louisa Venable Kyle wrote a children's book on The Witch of Pungo ;) - Good to know that at least one of the people quoted in my editnotice is still in sight, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:47, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Happy Holidays...[edit]

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, from the horse and bishop person. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. Ealdgyth - Talk 23:46, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Seasonal greetings[edit]

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Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and productive 2014!
Ruhrfisch ><>°° 01:52, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed change to Consensus for a unified approach to bias categories at Category:Antisemitism[edit]

Due to your involvement in the 2011 CFD that decided on a unified approach to bias categories, you may be interested in a current proposal to change that approach with regard to the Category:Antisemitism. Dlv999 (talk) 15:38, 23 June 2014 (UTC)