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Rooted binary tree[edit]

The definition from the reference used differentiates between vertices and nodes. In that ref a leaf is a vertex, but not a node. But I agree with you that the article is of questionable use. Furthermore, the only ref used does not seem to be a WP:RS. It appears to be an excerpt from an unidentified prof's lecture notes. I would support putting this articl eup for deletion. Meters (talk) 19:25, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

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Nice name[edit]

Someone's obviously coded in Assembly  :) Kosh Vorlon    16:45, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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Hacker News[edit]

Thanks for inserting the Practices section. I have updated the talk page although my formatting is terrible. Never edited a wiki before! Thanks again. Steve.

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template:cite doi[edit]

Please don't use that template. It needs user:Citation bot to fill in the blanks, but that bot is presently broken. The template is a bad idea anyhow. Citing just a number without other information is highly error prone. Just consider what happens if a single digit is wrong: you wind up citing the wrong source entirely. If you must use it, please add at least the title of the cited article using the |title= parameter. LeadSongDog come howl! 20:18, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Copy-paste of the doi is not error prone. And I click on the resulting doi link to check out where it goes; it takes less time than typing a template, especially if you use tabbed browsing. The WMF is unwilling to make editing easier (for me), so they'll have to live with how I edit. JMP EAX (talk) 20:36, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
I have now "semi-manually" expanded some of these using the Google Chrome extension for DOIs; but this tool doesn't use Wikipedia citation templates. (It supports 1000+ citations styles, but not Wikipedia's. I suppose I/someone could add that feature, but really the WMF should provide tools like this.) I'll get to all of those cite-dois I've added eventually, because the bot looks like it's not going to get fixed. JMP EAX (talk) 20:20, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Collegial editing[edit]

This edit is not a good example of collegial editing. The summary is rude and fails to explain the reasons for the (major) changes. Since the edit removes more than one item of sourced material and also removes sources on other statements, some kind of reasoned explanation is necessary. Reverting edits by another editor simply because you don't like them and without explanation could be considered disruptive. Please follow WP:BRD and discuss your reasons at the [[Talk:Semiring|article talk page]. Deltahedron (talk) 06:45, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

I have discussed them. You just refuse to hear. JMP EAX (talk) 09:40, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
That is not correct. I asked a number of highly specific questions [1],[2] which you refused to answer in any detail. Your answer to those was "I've already explained above why I've reverted you" referring to the curt "it completely messed up the logic of the presentation, giving overpowered examples for trivial notions like for simply adding a unary operation" which is hardly a discussion and certainly not an answer to the question. Please be careful to be accurate. Deltahedron (talk) 13:08, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  • This is not exactly helpful either. However, let me note that your frustration probably stems from a number of sources. Firstly, we all have different styles and can all bring frsh material to an article. If you can accomodate yourself to the notion that this is an encyclopaedia, which anyone can edit, and where divergent points of view can be discussed, then things will go more smoothly. Secondly, whatever your views about other editors, it is almost never helpful to express them on an article talk page. If you can articulate your differences of opinion in terms of specific and cogent reasons, related to Wikipedia policy, why certain material should or should not be in an article, or why a certain development of the subject is or is not appropriate, then it is possible to have a fruitful discussion. It is rarely helpful to answer detailed and specific questions with the answer "I've already explained" when you patently have not. Thirdly, as you sourself pointed out, this is not a game played to win. Success is having a comprehensive, comprehensible, factual, reliable, useful article. By all means take a break from editing the article in question and reflect on how you might have handled the situation better. Sorting out the rational/regular/recognisable articles is a challenging undertaking, perhaps more than you immediately realise, as I pointed out [3], and I wish you every success with it. Deltahedron (talk) 13:25, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
    • Please stop posting to my talk page about this issue. Like I said on the article talk page, you can write whatever you want about it in Wikipedia; I don't care anymore. Your level of clue on this topic is clear to me but since my time is more valuable than giving free tutoring on the interwebz to annoying and clueless people... maybe you should actually read the references you are/were citing [4]. And this is not a page number. But this is. JMP EAX (talk) 13:57, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Composite Bézier curve‎[edit]

I have this article on my watchlist but haven't edited it in a while (or at all? I don't remember why it's on my watchlist). I just wanted to thank you for the work you've been doing to improve it. I'd join in but my domain specific expertise has shrunk considerably since I've been out of school. Regardless, good job. Protonk (talk) 16:37, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

It was a quick hack so it's probably missing some finer points, but thanks for vote of confidence! The old article had gotten hopelessly confused, although the terminological confusion in the sources (under the old name which is now a dab) was partially to blame... I need to format things a bit there, add more internal links etc. By the way, I got to it because I wanted to add some advanced, GPU-related material to vector graphics. But that article lacks the basic model. So I couldn't even say/find what a stroke is. That's how I got to improving a little bit parallel curve. And then I realized that the article were polybezier went was @#$@#... I actually crashed my Google Chrome a couple of time this because I had too many tabs open with all this stuff (even with 16GB of RAM, heh). JMP EAX (talk) 16:52, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

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August 2014[edit]

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Please use the edit summary to explain your reasoning for the edit, or a summary of what the edit changes. Thanks! Oneiros (talk) 23:09, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

If you insist I'll use "." or "+" as an edit summary next time. The effort of writing an edit summary for a self-explanatory but short edit outweighs the benefit in my book. I don't maintain a watchlist though. If you like playing wikipolice, that's your problem not mine. JMP EAX (talk) 23:12, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I'm not even going to do that. If you care about curating Wikipedia in this way, ask the WMF to provide better software for such purpose, like for example showing snippets of short diffs in the watch/change list. I don't see why I should supplant such a feature, which is easily achievable in software, with my manual labor. JMP EAX (talk) 00:04, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
At least for some kind of changes, like the creation of a new page, reasonable edit summaries are auto-generated. I don't see why this can't be extended to other types of addition edits. JMP EAX (talk) 00:07, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Cross-serial dependency: Revision[edit]

Before I start, I'd like you to know that I don't edit Wikipedia often, so if I'm doing something stupid please tell me!

About your edit summary, 'is this the def or is a sub-class? are the commas essential or not?' I created the article to talk about "cross-serial dependencies" (plural) as that's the phrase which comes up in publications. Indeed, it doesn't make sense to talk about a solitary cross-serial dependency seeing as the dependency lines can only cross in a sentence with at least two relations. (That said, you can still talk about an individual crossing relation from a series of dependent constituents.)

Back to the point! The reason I titled the page in the singular is because I thought it's poor form to give an article a plural title, though your edit makes me unsure about that decision. Think I should change it? - Christian Nassif-Haynes (talk) 16:25, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

The article does not have a clear definition of the topic, and I don't (yet) know how to fix it myself or I would have done it already. The plural vs. singular issue in the title is less of a concern. JMP EAX (talk) 02:20, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
In particular, linking to [[Dependency_grammar#Types_of_dependencies|dependency relation]] doesn't help at all, because that other article is even more confusing, speaking of many kinds of dependencies. And I have no idea which one of those applies to the cross-serial ones. JMP EAX (talk) 02:22, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
I think that's the main problem with the article: it lacks a clear definition of a dependency relation. I didn't want to define it there because the phrase had already been defined in other articles, but in some ways poorly, as you pointed out.
To be honest I'm not sure what kind of dependency relations apply to cross-serial ones. I've never read a publication saying "cross-serial dependencies are exclusively syntactic," for example. Then again, I've never read one talking about prosodic or morphological dependencies. It's conceivable that someone would though, so I didn't want to restrict the definition to one kind.
Now I've said all that, it seem like the best thing to do would be to:
  1. Change the article's title to plural (making sure "Cross-serial dependency" has a link there)
  2. Make sure there's a clear definition of dependency relations in the "Dependency grammar" article
  3. Give an example of, say, syntactic dependencies, in the "Cross-serial dependency" article to help make the definition concrete, but say that other kinds of relations could equally apply. (I hope I'll be able to find a reference for this...)
I don't know when I'll have the time to do all of this though. I'm up to my armpits in uni work. - Christian Nassif-Haynes (talk) 06:26, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

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Category:Rendering APIs[edit]

Hi, you may have missed my reply at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2014_August_4#Category:Rendering_APIs. which is still open. Please let me know if you don't see what I'm getting at. – Fayenatic London 13:08, 8 November 2014 (UTC)