User talk:Kfogel

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Belated welcome[edit]

Hi Karl, I was just checking up on my todo list on my userpage, and I saw your name as a redlink. I thought I'd see what links to Karl Fogel, and I found that it used to be an article! Anyways, that led me to your user account and imagine my surprise to see you've not got anything for a talk page. Normally in this situation I would substitute a welcome template, but since you're two years my elder on the wiki I suppose that's not quite appropriate. ;) At any rate, I took a class on producing OSS. That led me to buy the textbooks for the class, one of which being Producing Open Source Software. I'm quite proud to have it in my library and I often encourage my co-workers and fellow students to look into getting a copy—I've even used it to reference the article on CVE Numbers and mentioned it to a couple editors here on the wiki. Anyways, let me conclude this drawn out message by saying that I really appreciate your book, it's been useful to me on all sorts of projects within and outside of the OSS world. BigNate37(T) 21:13, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Belated welcome[edit]

Hi, Nate. Thanks for your kind words about the book! I didn't realize it was being used as a textbook for a class at the University of Regina, that's a pleasant surprise.

I think it's just a coincidence that I didn't have a Talk page here. I've commented on others' talk pages, but never had a reason to start my own.

Funny that you ran across that episode with my own article from years ago. At the time, I kind of felt I had to argue in favor of deletion, since a friend had (probably misguidedly) created the article and hadn't really followed the guidelines on creating an article about a person. Speaking of people, that article on Stanislav Petrov is a real zinger, I'm glad you listed it. --Karl Fogel 05:50, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm glad you found the article interesting, I've always been intrigued with 20th century Russian history. And yes, the book was a text for a fourth-year CS course. Early 2007 was the first time they've offered the class, bringing someone in from industry to teach and I think they may continue to offer it next year. I think a regular course on producing OSS would benefit students greatly. Anyways, thanks for the chat, I'm glad I got the chance. BigNate37(T) 14:29, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

April 2008[edit]

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you recently copied the contents of a page and pasted it into another with a different name. This is what we call a "cut and paste move", and it is very undesirable because it splits the article's history, which is needed for attribution and is helpful in many other ways. The mechanism we use for renaming articles is to move it to a new name which both preserves the page's history and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. In most cases, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page. If there is an article that you cannot move yourself by this process, follow the instructions at Wikipedia:Requested moves to request the move by another. Also, if there are any other articles that you copied and pasted, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen. Thank you. --Snigbrook (talk) 04:50, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, Snigbrook. I will try to fix the situation; I didn't know about this "move" technique. --Karl Fogel 15:20, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

  • The article Fund and release is the one I was notifiying you of (I forgot to specify which article when adding the notification template to your talk page) - I added a {{db-histmerge}} tag to the new page, and it has now been fixed by an administrator (Singularity). --Snigbrook (talk) 15:49, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
    • Thank you! --Karl Fogel 23:52, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

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