- 1 Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Mississippi
- 2 Fractions of square miles
- 3 December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States
- 4 January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects
- 5 We miss you!
- 6 Disambiguation link notification for March 4
- 7 A barnstar for you
- 8 An award for you
- 9 WikiThanks
- 10 AfD
- 11 Freddie Fitzsimmons
- 12 .5 vs ½
- 13 Dale Alexander
- 14 USA Superfluous??
- 15 Cap error
- 16 Served by as opposed to by the
Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject Mississippi
It was recently suggested that WikiProject Mississippi might be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. I have started a discussion on the projects talk page soliciting the opinions of the members of the project if this project would be interested in being supported by WikiProject United States. Please feel free to comment on your opinions about this suggestion. --Kumioko (talk) 03:17, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Fractions of square miles
Hi Hushpuckena, re: this edit and evidently hundreds of others, why would square miles be treated any differently to other units in this respect? I have never ever heard of fractions of any unit being used in the singular ... one would read "0.6 square miles" rather than "3 fifths of a square mile". I see no reason to treat it differently to any other unit; here in Australia we could say the temperature is 0.6 degrees, the tree is 0.6 metres tall, the intersection is 0.6 kilometres away. Even Template:Convert pluralises the fractions of square miles like this: 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2). Rather than manually editing thousands of articles to introduce potentially controversial plural changes, you would do much better to voice your opinion at the (admittedly inactive) page Wikipedia talk:2010 US Census. Graham87 14:52, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States
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January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects
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We miss you!
Hi, it's FSR/Krakatoa. Haven't seen you in eons on Chessgames.com. I (and others) hope you're OK. It would be great to see you come back. If you see this, I'd appreciate it you e-mailed me at email@example.com. Hope to hear from you soon. Take care. Krakatoa (talk) 09:40, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you
|The Modest Barnstar|
|Thanks for your recent contributions! 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:17, 1 April 2012 (UTC)|
An award for you
Golden Wiki Award
You are among the top 5% of most active Wikipedians this past month! 220.127.116.11 (talk) 00:37, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
- Please don't list articles at todays log when you haven't AFD'd the article or created the deletion discussion. I suggest you reread WP:AFDHOWTO & you could consider installing twinkle by going preferences then gadgets & turning it on. This enables you to AfD articles easier as it will do all the steps in one. Regards ★☆ DUCKISJAMMMY☆★ 05:54, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
His cause of death was a heart attack. Here's a news article written at the time of his death. Deadball Era copied off of Baseball Almanac. And Baseball Almanac admits they goofed when assembling the list 12 years ago.(I emailed them) BA also had Don Wilson down as a suicide but it was an accidental death. After learning of their errors, BA corrected their baseball suicides page....William 14:59, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
.5 vs ½
Hi Hush, nice to meet you. I think you're a talent w/ copyediting! Regarding Spassky, the article uses both .5 and ½ to designate half-point. I don't care which is used (though Bubba prefers ½, and I like it too, but I'm not sure MoS supports ½, I think MoS supports 1⁄2, which I don't like, and I don't know if Bubba likes, but I've never seen 1⁄2 used in any chess article), I was just trying to make it one way or the other (ala my edit summary) for consistency. What do you think? Again nice to meet, I really respect your copyedit talent. Ok, Ihardlythinkso (talk) 02:53, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
- As I write this, I count 32 ½s in the article, and 31 .5s. (50-50 at this point.) Ok, Ihardlythinkso (talk) 03:09, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
- I don't like 1⁄2 - on my screen it is much too large. It is much larger than the text, whereas the character ½ fits, size wise. The issue of x.5 versus ½ came up on the Chess Project talk page several years ago, and the consensus was that ½ is preferred because scores in chess are either full points or half points. In Olympic judging, you can have 3.7 or 4.5, so obviously the decimal version must be used in cases like that. And chess players usually say "I got three and a half points", not "I got three point five points", although I know an exception. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 03:54, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
I am happy to have a "civil" discussion with you on the nature of POV on the talk page of an article, but when a person who appears to have little knowledge of baseball makes a change using the rather loaded accusation of "peacock language" without discussing it first, then I am going to call that out. I honestly do not know how much you know about baseball, but for the purpose of the following I will assume it is not too much, though please do correct me on that point if I am mistaken. Batting average is an objective measure of a player's ability to get a hit. It is the primary indicator of a player's hitting prowess, though does not do a very good job of evaluating a player's larger offensive capability since it says nothing about his ability to help the team score runs like certain other statistics do. In 1932, Alexander won the AL batting title. This means he was the best hitter in the league that year, period. Its a statistical measure of his ability, not an opinion. In 1929, he finished 10th, again ranking him with the elite hitters. No claim is made as to whether he was the best or tenth best or twenty best hitter in that period, the article merely states the objective fact that he performed well in that period. As a part of the lead of the article, it provides context for his notability and accomplishments. Now, you are welcome to provide counterpoint to that, obviously, but if you do it would be helpful to explain why you believe the statistics do not support the contention. Indrian (talk) 21:12, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
Hey, no problem with the edit. BUT, there are pages where USA is added. Can we just get a standard here? While I concur, West Virginia or Kentucky are probably unique, they do have town names which are in othjer countries, so how do we judhe its superfluous?? UNLESS you want to do a full global search to confirm on each edit....I know I wont.Coal town guy (talk) 22:10, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
It is ironic that you should notice that it was not German, but English. English is not my first language, German is my 3rd language, the irony is that on this planet there are 200+ countries and it is extreme arrogance bordering on the obtuse to assume that all of these people know that a town in Kentucky is in the USA because you deem it superfluous. I am a rather patient person, but I will not be insulted. I will tolerate your "edits" but not your ignoranceCoal town guy (talk) 13:09, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Served by as opposed to by the
Look, I am all up inside of needing to edit, but you dont know the subject matter at all. First, As stated earlier , I think its rude to edit an article based on your interpretation of a country being "superfluous". Second, the coal townsd and unincorporated communities in KY and WV were served by their own post office, not "a" post office. One could think "oh really, which one would that be?" The reason, one would ask that is because, it was not uncommon in coal towns to have a single post office serve multiple towns, or have a single town with multiple post offices. Again, I hope you play chess better than you edit. In the spirit of cooperation, you could actually help and point out the standard, which you dont do. Thats cool by meCoal town guy (talk) 04:27, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
- In another section, you make a snide reference to my chess-playing capabilities vis-a-vis my editing, yet complain that you won't be insulted.
That goes both ways. Of course, you've got three admins behind you on this page, so anything you say automatically carries greater weight. Your statement that '(I) dont (sic) know the subject matter at all' is incorrect, as I work for the Postal Service and have learnt a thing or three across the last nine years. If you're going to hurl slings and arrows my way, some accuracy would be useful indeed.