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Leaky bucket/rewrite[edit]

Leaky bucket/rewrite appears to be a draft but is actually a live article. Subpages are not enabled in articlespace, unlike user and talk spaces. I have moved it to Talk:Leaky bucket/rewrite. ---— Gadget850 (Ed) talk 09:51, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

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Fowler and "-ize"[edit]

Another contributor has identified for me the subject of your query. You were right, and I have fixed it. --Old Moonraker (talk) 18:00, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

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QOS[edit]

Hi Graham,

When you updated the page on UPC and NPC I see you added a link to QOS. I suspect that this wasn't what you intended as QOS is a disambiguation page? I hope that you don't mind that I have had a go at correcting the link to what I suspect was meant to be the page on Quality of service.

Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.192.224.159 (talk) 16:10, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

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I patrolled your page. I went through the enormously-backlogged list of newly-created pages and confirmed that your page was okay: not spam, not an attack page, not a copyright violation, not any of the other reasons for which I would delete someone's page without asking. Then I clicked "patrolled" to remove it from the list of "pages that have not yet been patrolled", and moved on to the next entry. That's all. DS (talk) 22:09, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

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burstiness[edit]

hey man. I don't have strong feelings about the word at all, I was just randomly gnoming (certainly not a word) around and assumed that this was a jargon term. I'm wrong as often as I'm right (almost). From one Graeme to another, if you had a tr7 I'm assuming you like working on cars as much or more than actually driving them. Primergrey (talk) 10:37, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

No probs Graeme.
Actually no, I prefer driving the old rust bucket to working on it. Mind you, it's probably not long for this world, as one front wing is comming unglued and there's less boot gutter than really needed - gawd knows how it got an MoTC; though I've been saying that for 3-4 years now. I've swapped to a 1973 Dolomite Sprint, one of the first batch of black and yellow cars, so there's seats for all the kids, but that's not as much fun. But I'll probably re-create one of the 60-62 genuine factory TR7 sprints as soon as I find a suitable bodyshell: pictures on Triumph TR7 Sprint.

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I thank you![edit]

Graham;

A little while ago, you sent me something ('hanging restrictive relative pronouns "that" to descriptive relative pronoun "which"), and I never responded.

Why am I thanking you?

Because - not only where you polite (a seeming rarity these days), but, you also explained to me something about grammar which I did not know.


All couched in an understanding tone.

B4 writing this, I looked @ your 'User:Graham.Fountain' page, and it gave me a pleasant chuckle - specifically the 'this user lives too far from York to be happy' comment (I'm a native NYC'er; born and am still (mostly) here.

So, thanks again - for teaching me something!

All good wishes,

U.N. Owen — Preceding unsigned comment added by UNOwenNYC (talkcontribs) 14:05, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

AmE/BrE spelling[edit]

Thank you so much for that. I will try to comment at more length when (?if) I get a moment, but for now - yes, absolutely! I'm glad we understand each other and I'm sorry that I was unclear about my intentions at first. Best wishes DBaK (talk) 21:09, 5 May 2014 (UTC)


Hello![edit]

I think I should introduce myself. I have a PhD and 7+ years’ experience working in ICF specifically on the National Ignition Facility. I edit a variety of fusion articles, IEC, fusors, Magnetic mirrors, ICF, Fusion power, ect... Our edits conflict sometimes and I think we should try and find a consensus. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiHelper2134 (talkcontribs) 21:13, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, You prob., saw from my user page that my background is 30 odd years in research in military avionics, mostly real-time systems, data buses, and networks, and writing specifications and standards for same. So, I'm only trying to get the article to read reasonably well, not trying to correct the physics. My interest in the subject is purely as a dilettante. But as such, I do find it fascinating. And, as a result, I’d like to see it as well written as possible. However, unlike things like the leaky bucket or the Triumph TR7 Sprint, I’m not rabid enough about it to get overly stressed.
My feeling about the polywell article is that the lead section could be much, much better. From what it says in Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section, I infer that the lead section of a Wikipedia article on any subject should be suitable for Fred Bloggs to read, or at least start to, and not just be aimed at the cognoscente. So, in my opinion, most readers coming to the article don’t, initially, really want to know about the polywell’s relationship to the magnetic mirror (they’d stick it on their fridge door and comb their hair in it anyway) and the biconic cusp (Jamie Sommers' décolletage?). The majority will want the more useful and interesting stuff first: what it does, or what it is claimed it could do, and what informed opinion/actions says/implies about how likely that is. So that it is a fusion reactor, the possibilities of net power production and aneutronic fusion, and Bussard’s and the USN's relationships with it, are a bit more significant to me, at least in the context of the first paragraph of the lead section. The later paragraphs in the lead (up to 4 in total) can then outline whatever aspects of the physics are relevant, and to what they relate, and the main body can cover these in whatever depth is appropriate.
Contrastingly, I also think that some of the language in the body of the article tends, or at least has tended, to the kids reading book level. I do understand that it may be a tricky balancing act to avoid the “This article may be too technical…” flag, but the language should at least be above reception class level. I did put a comment about the juvenile language on the talk page a while back, but it seems I’m alone in the opinion.
Graham.Fountain | Talk 14:59, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Formatting in Singular they[edit]

In your recent edit to Singular they you changed the formatting of the title of a 5-page article to italic. Did you consider MOS:NOITALIC and MOS:QUOTETITLE? --Boson (talk) 09:43, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

In reply to your question on my talk page ("No, what are they?"):
MOS:NOITALIC (or Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Text formatting#When not to use italics) states:

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MOS:QUOTETITLE (or Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Titles#Quotation marks) states:

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--Boson (talk) 10:02, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I was going by what Ritter wrote in the Oxford Guide to Style. If WP style conflicts, revert it.

'Sokay, I've done it already.Graham.Fountain | Talk 10:31, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

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