User talk:Kasper90

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Hello, Kasper90, 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! Tim Vickers (talk) 06:57, 4 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi again, sure, I'd be glad to help. Your English is much better than my Dutch/Flemish! The photosynthesis article should give a general overview of photosynthesis in plants and microorganisms. I'm not sure exactly how you might want to structure it but take a look at Wikipedia:Writing better articles, for details and oxidative phosphorylation for a similar topic in better shape. As a note, the photosynthesis article is accessed about 200,000 times per month - so anything you write here is very high profile! All the best Tim Vickers (talk) 17:57, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, great plant, the articles are so bad it's hard to even imagine where to start. Let me know if you need your English checked or whatever. Also good title changes. I'll be glad to help. Hi, Tim. That's embarrassing to know that that article is accessed that often, it really needs a lot of work. But it's not as easy as writing up a plant, as it's rather an important and large topic. --KP Botany (talk) 03:37, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
Your help should be absolutely great!
But you are right, it's really hard to even imagine where to begin. Not only the article photosynthesis is really bad, but almost all the articles in the photosynthesis category.
It might be a good idea to set Photosynthesis as collaboration of the month project?
Or at least to make a page where we can discuss what should be done in this articles.
But again, your help should be absolutely helpfull because I don't know much about the plant part of photosynthesis. Kasper90 (talk) 10:06, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
I've had a shot at re-writing the overview section, no major changes. Thanks so much for working on this, this article was in a very poor state! Tim Vickers (talk) 19:58, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Maybe we could/should start with basic outlines on the topics, and write from there. I think the disorganization level was so high, or so I found when I looked at the articles, that they can't be "edited," but rather must be completely rewritten. Because of my student load I can't rewrite an entire, article, but I've agreed to help with referencing a small group of articles, and I can edit and write bits and reference on these, if we could get a solid outline going. I'll look at the overview. --KP Botany (talk) 01:46, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Title: the title should correctly be Light-dependent reactions, not Light-dependent reaction, since it is not about a single reaction. I know that Wikipedia has a thing about plural article titles, but, in this case, it is always about the reactions, and the title should be that, with a redirect from the singular. I bring this up here, instead of on the article talk page, because I don't see the issue discussed there, and it's not really an issue. --KP Botany (talk) 23:06, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

I moved your comment to the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Photosynthesis/proposals page. Kasper90 (talk) 05:39, 12 January 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your contributions to Photosynthesis. One of your recent edits included a link to substrate, a disambiguation page. The use of these links is discouraged on Wikipedia as they are unhelpful to readers. In the future, please check your links to make sure they point to articles. Thanks!

twirligigT tothe C 14:54, 28 May 2009 (UTC)


Hi there, I've removed this addition since carbon is not unique in forming chains (see silicates for example), oils are not carbohydrates, and ATP is an example of an controllable store of energy that does not use C-C bonds to store energy. Tim Vickers (talk) 16:34, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Good point, the lead did give an example of photosynthesis as a source of biomass, but didn't state this simply. I've added a sentence on this to lead into the figure on biomass production. Tim Vickers (talk) 16:06, 17 June 2009 (UTC)