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MCOTW[edit]

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Thank you for your support of the Medicine Collaboration of the Week.
This week Psoriasis was selected.
Hope you can help…

JFW | T@lk 12:21, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Ah, old friend, I still do hope to return to more active writing at some point. Right now, all I can hope to do is poke my head in here and there and do some cleaning. — Knowledge Seeker 06:48, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi buddy[edit]

When I saw that nickname I felt I could have used it too :). Well, I'm writing just to say that I'm also a knowledge seeker (I can easily say I'm interested in everything) and, well, I guess it would be good for both to share sources of information, learning tips or whatever, if you like. I look forward to hearing from you soon :) --Taraborn 10:32, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

It’s always nice to meet fellow knowledge seekers on Wikipedia! I apologize for the lengthy delay in my response; I have not been active on Wikipedia for quite some time. Even now, I’ve been popping in more to say hello than to do any serious editing. I’d be happy, though, to discuss tips and whatnot with you. — Knowledge Seeker 06:53, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Minnesota Meetup[edit]


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Minnesota Meetup
Sunday, 2007-10-07, 1:00 p.m. (13:00)
Pracna on Main
117 Main SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Please pass this on! RSVP here.

Spam delivered by Jonathunder 17:03, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

History of the Earth[edit]

Is on the contest list for reaching Featured article status. Why did the Geologic Clock concept get booted? It's what NatGeo and Discovery Channel programs always use in the last 5 years. What is left to get it to featured article status? Its a very large amount of information.. the History of the Earth... Alatari (talk) 10:12, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the kind words; I worked very hard on that article. Perhaps creating History of Earth and the Medicine Collaboration of the Week will be my most important legacies at Wikipedia. Unfortunately, even though I was quite attached to the clock analogy, it appears a number of other users did not appreciate it, judging from their comments on the talk page. I think, though, that there would still be a lot of work to get the article to featured status. It covers, as you point out, a great deal of information, spanning multiple disciplines. I’m really not qualified to write about any of them in much detail. I’ve done my best to synthesize what appears to me to be the most well-accepted and up-to-date information. Still, I’ve had to focus on biological trends, since that’s what I know best. I think the article would require dedicated attention from several people with specializations in different areas to get the article to featured status, and unfortunately, I lack the time these days to attempt to coordinate that. — Knowledge Seeker 07:02, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

Wishing you the very best for the season - Guettarda 04:10, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, Guettarda! — Knowledge Seeker 07:07, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Separation Of Human Organism[edit]

…1:53 P.M. E.S.T. David George DeLancey 1-3-2008 Happy New Year

My first search was a user talk to see what I had floating around, I came across user talk llkali, this lead me to Origin of Life. Through this I researched Amphiphiles along with Natural Selection both from the paragraphs of The Origin of Life. While on natural selection I went to the left search box and searched Separation of Human Organism this was to see if anything related to my theory of how we came about as human form. I am 48 years old, in my early 20's I thought maybe we came from the ocean, or a body of water. I have theory that is of the formation of our male and female structure, the nose the knees the shoulders, the escape of the elbows and such in a degree of strength and the escape of certain areas of weakness, though may strongly be related to a steady separation of delicateness and security. Such as the back of the knee and the softness of the breast and the groin, parts which consist of matter which seem to be a bouyancy matter. For the breasts being of same sortness, bouyancy a floating being of matter which is left astray and or flamboyant, though I guess another word could be used. Anyway my thought was a period of time as of one separating in the air of light or just a period after separating and let the rest take it's course, though by now in trueness I've recognised that air and light are a preffered matter in a separation of some sort. I've read this similarity of growth concerning air and light, just do not have the material here to rectify it.2:09.p.m.e.s.t.David George DeLancey (talk) 19:12, 3 January 2008 (UTC)...Corrections in sentance and spelling structure.David George DeLancey (talk) 01:59, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

I was not able to follow most of what you were saying, nor do I understand the purpose of your communication. Perhaps if you grouped your thoughts into sentences I would have an easier time understanding. — Knowledge Seeker 07:11, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Admin Coaching Re-confirmation[edit]

Hello, previously you expressed interest in participating in the Wikipedia:Admin coaching project. We are currently conducting a reconfirmation drive to give coaches the opportunity to update their information and capacity to participate in the project. Please visit Wikipedia:Admin coaching/Status to update your status and move your entry to the Active list. Also, please remember to update your capacity (5th table variable) in the form of a fraction (eg. 2/3 means you are currently coaching 2 students, and could accept 1 more student). Thank you. MBisanz talk 03:03, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Interesting. I had previously requested candidates to coach and was ignored or declined. In any case, I’m afraid I am not on Wikipedia frequently enough these days to serve as a proper coach. — Knowledge Seeker 07:17, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
NP, I understand, hopefully such things (as asking for and not getting a coachee) will become a more infrequent occurance with more active coordinators. MBisanz talk 07:21, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

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Thanks for the revert to my coachee's page. Malinaccier (talk) 22:34, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
You’re welcome! I’m glad I could help! — Knowledge Seeker 07:33, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Oh thanks![edit]

May I ask why your signature does not link to your user page? This makes it difficult to communicate with you. — Knowledge Seeker 07:57, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I had no idea my signature didn't link to my user discussion page. Thanks for telling me. Casull 08:01, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
I’m glad I mentioned it then! Thanks for fixing it so quickly! — Knowledge Seeker 18:56, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Adrian Fletcher[edit]

You blocked this user for “vandalism and severe personal attacks”. The only edit I see that matches either of those criteria is this one. Are there any others I should be aware of? — Knowledge Seeker 08:41, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps I should have been clearer in my definition of "vandalism" - he created a nonsense article disparaging Jimmy Wales. It seems clear that he is an obvious vandal and disruptor by both his creation of the CSD'd article and the comment he left on the user's page. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 08:44, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Further review leads me to believe that if the user does indeed promise to refrain from such behaviour, that an unblock should be fine, all circumstances considered. He should be watched though, and, in truth, his actions really are blockworthy, considering. However, I am happy for an unblock if you think so. -- Anonymous DissidentTalk 08:58, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
Looks like there’s still hope! He’s expressed some contrition on his talk page, and another administrator has removed the block. Let’s hope! — Knowledge Seeker 18:45, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Please don’t edit others’ user pages. This is considered vandalism. — Knowledge Seeker 01:33, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I removed the barnstars from your user page that you copied from User:Deathphoenix. Since these are signed comments, it is misleading to place them on your page. — Knowledge Seeker 01:37, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I am sorry about that. My ex friend got a hold of my password and decided to go on a vandalism spree. I truly am sorry. Fishback666 (talk) 01:40, 11 March 2008 (UTC)Fishback666
Ah, that’s good to know. I hope you have changed the password. He created a user page for you; would you like to keep it or would you like me to delete it for you? — Knowledge Seeker 02:22, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

COI tags[edit]

Ha! I was toying with the idea of working on some medical articles and thought I’d look back on some of the old ones I’d done. Apparently, though, I’m being accused of having a conflict of interest. How wonderful to see recognition of my work and assumption of good faith. — Knowledge Seeker 05:06, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I hadn't noticed your exchange with Orangemarlin. I think he placed the {{COI}} tag in good faith - or rather, because he genuinely felt that the article was slanted due to interference by the stent people. But I agree some scrutiny of the edit history would have helped.
Have you anything to comment on rhabdomyolysis? I worked on that a bit last month together with WhatamIdoing (talk · contribs), and it is now a good article. I also have some plans with Henoch-Schönlein purpura. JFW | T@lk 09:34, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I don’t doubt that he meant well when he placed it. But it's a pretty poorly phrased template when you think about it. We tell people to “comment on content, not the contributor” but then use a template attacking not the article, but the editors who have worked on it. We tell people they don’t own articles they create and that others will edit them, but then use a template naming the creator prominently as a troublemaker. (The template essentially would be read as “Knowledge Seeker or someone else may have a conflict of interest.”) — Knowledge Seeker 19:26, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi There[edit]

Thank you so much for having enough faith in me to allow me to be unblocked. Best Friends Forever.

Most certainly[edit]

I saw that you requested protection of User talk:Oh wiki your so fine your so fine you blow my mind for abusing talk page edit rights. Would you mind sharing some of those edits you consider abusive? — Knowledge Seeker 18:54, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Please read the Unblock request on User talk:Adrian_Fletcher. Joshuarooney2008 (talk) 19:08, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Actually, what I meant was, could you share the “diff” links to the specific edits you consider abusive? Are you referring to the unblock request to which I responded several days ago? — Knowledge Seeker 19:14, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Give me a minute to procure said diffs Joshuarooney2008 (talk) 19:17, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
[1] Joshuarooney2008 (talk) 19:20, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Ah, yes. That edit was inappropriate. However, it was two and a half days ago and he was already blocked for it (a block which was later removed). This is now well “after the fact” and I don’t believe that it is sufficient justification for protection. I’ll wait to see, though, if the protecting administrator can produce a better reason why the page should be protected. — Knowledge Seeker 19:35, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Also, I should have mentioned earlier, said user was still using his page to contact and communicate with other users despite the block, also, other users were trying to get him to communicate with them...Joshuarooney2008 (talk) 19:41, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

I assume you are referring to the block on User:Oh wiki your so fine your so fine you blow my mind? That block was a (somewhat questionable) username block; it was not issued for any wrongdoing. Did you consider simply explaining to him that he should use his new username instead of his old username to reply? And why does it matter if other users were trying to get him to communicate? He is free to communicate if he wishes. If that’s all there is, then I’m going to remove the protection.

On an unrelated note, I notice that on your user page, you state “This user believes that every Wiki edit should have a summary”, yet very few of yours do. Why is that? — Knowledge Seeker 19:57, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Very well, but should the user start to use the page for innappropriate edits like the diff provided, I will request protection, and, the summary thing is a target I am working on. Joshuarooney2008 (talk) 20:03, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Certainly. Though if he makes edits like that, it would probably be better to block him rather than protect the pages he vandalizes. Let me know if you encounter any problems with him. — Knowledge Seeker 20:09, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

[Protection rationale][edit]

I saw that you protected User talk:Oh wiki your so fine your so fine you blow my mind because “user and sockpuppet are vandalising page”. Would you mind sharing some of those edits? Both the vandalism and the sockpuppet edits would be helpful. — Knowledge Seeker 19:00, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

I think the requesting editor may have misjudged the situation. I’m going to remove the protection for now. If you have links to the vandalism or other information I should be aware of, please let me know. Thanks! — Knowledge Seeker 20:12, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
As above, the diffs presented by Joshua is that which is the most enlightening. Telling us to "go rot in hell [...] fuctard" is hardly the most productive of measures users should conduct whilst in the quest for an unblock, or in this case the follow up of a review (which had incidentally been carried out by other administrators). If this was any other user which had been username blocked, I highly doubt that the page wouldn't be protected (especially in the presence of another account making controversial edits). I'm dismayed you find this case any different, and the unprovoked attack he made on his talk page is the manner in which administrators are to act against, and certainly not something to be endorsed. I would not wish for unprotection at this time, and would call for more administrator consensus before any action doing so. Rudget. 20:14, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Hopefully someone else might come along and we can discuss this further. Rudget. 20:19, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
That was a single episode of vandalism from over two days ago. I do not think this demonstrates that "user and sockpuppet are vandalising page". Furthermore, if Adrian is vandalizing a page, then he should be blocked; protecting the page he is vandalizing doesn’t really make sense to me. Now if you’re suggesting that because his old username is under a username block, his talk page should be protected, that’s a different matter — one I didn’t see in the protection rationale nor made clear to Adrian. If you are going to protect it for that reason, I would suggest first placing a prominent notice at the top directing users to his new page. It’s quite an amusing name — blocked for length, not for inappropriateness — and other users may wish to contact him. — Knowledge Seeker 20:28, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Who may wish to contact him? It is clear from that talk page alone that the Adrian Fletcher is his new account. Rudget. 20:32, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

My Hero[edit]

Thanks, you have always (in my mind at least) done the right thing. You are a most honourable WIKI-HERO.

To WIKI-HERO[edit]

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I User: Adrian Fletcher hereby award you with the WIKI-Medal for Valour and defence of the oppressed. Congradulations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Adrian Fletcher (talkcontribs) 05:35, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

== Hi There, I was wondering if you could help me out ==[edit]

you see there is this editor called User talk:TharkunColl who has a racist image on his user page, can you do me a favour and give him a warning about it or delete it.

thanks

Oh dear[edit]

I think you need to address this and make a decision - don't worry, I wont say I told you so ;b Joshuarooney2008 (talk) 11:47, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Can you help???[edit]

this is a wiki that I made. Can you please help me with this project?? thanks.Sternhe (talk) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sternhe (talkcontribs) 15:52, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry; I'm afraid not. — Knowledge Seeker 21:17, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Found poetry[edit]

Hey. I noticed you edited minorly found poetry a while back, and I was wondering if you can look at it again sometime, or at the very least, read it and tell me if it makes any sense at all. --Justpassin (talk) 23:12, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I actually never edited Found poetry, though I did place a notice on Talk:Found poetry that the article had been mentioned as a source in a news article. (This was four years ago, when Wikipedia was not nearly as prominent as it is today.) I took a look at the article (as a layperson; I have no special background in literature). It does make sense, but was not immediately intuitive to me. You might consider moving the example earlier (perhaps even into the introduction), since that was what really helped me to understand it. — Knowledge Seeker 21:30, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Survey request[edit]

Hi,
I need your help. I am working on a research project at Boston College, studying creation of medical information on Wikipedia. You are being contacted, because you have been identified as an important contributor to one or more articles.

Would you will be willing to answer a few questions about your experience? We've done considerable background research, but we would also like to gather the insight of the actual editors. Details about the project can be found at the user page of the project leader, geraldckane. Survey questions can be found at geraldckane/medsurvey. Your privacy and confidentiality will be strictly protected!

The questions should only take a few minutes. I hope you will be willing to complete the survey, as we do value your insight. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Professor Kane if you have any questions.

Thank You, BCeagle0312 (talk) 06:36, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

I apologize; I was not active on Wikipedia when you made your request. — Knowledge Seeker 21:33, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Asthma FAR[edit]

Asthma has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:45, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

I apologize; I was not active on Wikipedia at the time of your request. — Knowledge Seeker 21:35, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

Wishing you the very best for the season. Guettarda (talk) 07:20, 25 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, Guettarda. I hope you are well. — Knowledge Seeker 21:37, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

File:Pakoras 2.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, File:Pakoras 2.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. – Quadell (talk) 01:29, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the notice. — Knowledge Seeker 21:41, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Admin Coaching[edit]

I saw that you were listed in the Coaches for reconfirmation section of the admin coaching status page. Could you please update your status, and if you are still interested, drop me a note on my talk page? Thanks, Genius101Guestbook 14:22, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm afraid my availability has not changed since the last time I was asked. — Knowledge Seeker 21:46, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Good to see you[edit]

Glad to see you drop by for a visit, good to know that you're still alive :) Hope things are well with you. Guettarda (talk) 21:50, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Guettarda! I meant for so long to respond to this, but I wanted to write a detailed response and so kept putting it off. I have only popped into Wikipedia intermittently, though I still read articles all the time. Thank you for your kind messages. I'm hoping to do some occasional editing and hope to run into you more often. — Knowledge Seeker 05:44, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Minnesota Meetup[edit]


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2009
Proposed date: Saturday, October 10. Details under discussion.
Please share this with anyone who may be interested.

Delivered by Jonathunder (talk) 22:28, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Update: the meetup will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, October 11, in St. Paul. Click here for more details and to R.S.V.P. Jonathunder (talk)
Jonathunder, I wanted to thank you for your invitations. Unfortunately, I have now moved out of Minnesota, so I won't be able to attend any of these in the future. Look forward to running into you around Wikipedia! — Knowledge Seeker 05:52, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

On Ben's answer to your hula hoop question[edit]

I have had run ins with this guy before, and I put in the following comment after his "answer" to your reasonable question.

Just reading BenRG's alphabet soup bulls***t above, and then his insolent and arrogant rejoinder below to the effect that his answer WAS certainly clear and simple is something he has been doing for some time. Ben, you write like a old boxer gripping a pen in his palsied hands. You have no style, and no feeling from where those questioning you are coming from. And worst of all, you are DEAD WRONG. Einstein's Special Theory has NOTHING AT ALL to do with intermolecular forces. These contractions are not physical forces but geometrical effects so there is no chance of anything "breaking up", and analogies with things "cooling down" are unwarranted and bound to lead people astray. And what kind of semi-literate crap is "if you boost into its new rest frame...". First time I've seen "boost" as an intransitive verb. And what the hell is "it will shrink back to its preferred size through the action of intermolecular forces (or it will break if you accelerated it too much)"? Someone asks a straightforward question re: how a hula hoop might behave if it was rotation near the speed of light, and gets some garbage about the hula hoop's "preferred size". My preferred size of the hula hoop is about 2 inches in circumference and firmly around your neck. What a load of steaming tripe! Natch, the guy who wrote in can't make head or tail of what you are raving about, and then when he says so, you revert to your usual tactic of basically calling him stupid. You have never been able to perceive that your "explanations" are badly written and badly thought out. I have suggested before that you write out your thoughts, if one can call them that on a word processor, have a good think about them, edit them, print them out, and then wipe your bum on them. Knowledge Seeker is not the one who is stupid, and I am seriously suggesting you get another hobby apart from patronising and insulting those "seekers of knowledge" who write in here. You are nowhere near as knowledgeable as you make out, your pedagological style REALLY stinks and you do little more than discourage people from enquiring. Your literary style is at the very forefront of dim and stylistically ugly scrawling. And you follow the same pattern over and over again. You needlessly complicate everything with badly written and pretentious crap, then when the asker says he doesn't understand, you put him in a dunce's cap on a stool in the corner. NOT ONCE have you ever admitted that your answer might be less than the very best and most lucid way of approaching the problem, and you seem to completely oblivious to the plain and irrefutable fact that your material is full of grammatical and spelling errors. Please go away. Myles325a (talk) 23:55, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. I wasn't thrilled with the tone of his answer, though it's sometimes easy to convey the wrong emotion. In the future, I hope all three of us will be able to communicate in a clear, courteous way. Thanks! — Knowledge Seeker 06:00, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:MCOTWprev[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:MCOTWprev has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 03:39, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for informing me. I'm a bit sorry to see them go — I remember the adventure when I first organized the Medicine Collaboration of the Week! But it looks like they're no longer needed. I appreciate the notice. — Knowledge Seeker 06:04, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:MCOTWnom[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:MCOTWcur[edit]

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Hello, world![edit]

Just popping in to say hi. I hope all my friends (and non-friends!) here are doing well. — Knowledge Seeker 20:09, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Hi, KS! Nice to see you again. — CIS (talk | stalk) 20:42, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
Nice to see you. Hope things are well. Guettarda (talk) 18:43, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, CIS! Good to hear from you too. — Knowledge Seeker 06:15, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
And thank you, Guettarda, my old friend. Things are very well! — Knowledge Seeker 06:15, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Admin Coaching: Reconfirmation[edit]

I was looking through the coaches at Wikipedia:Admin_coaching/Status and saw that there are a lot under "reconfirmation".

Could you let me know if you are still interesting in being involved with Admin Coaching, or if you would prefer to have your name removed from the "reconfirmation" list. If you want to be involved, could you please move your entry from "Reconfirmation" to "Active" and indicate how many students you would be willing to have (obviously, if you are actively coaching at the moment, then please indicate this!)

If I do not hear from you within a week, I will assume that you would like to have your name removed from the list of coaches.

Regards, -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 18:40, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

I'm afraid I've been away from Wikipedia too much to serve as a proper coach. Thank you for asking. — Knowledge Seeker 06:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

WP:UAA[edit]

Just a note to let you know that a user has been reported at WP:UAA as impersonating your username. The user in question is KnowledgeSeekur (talk · contribs). An editor has commented that they don't think there is a violation. I can see why the nominator reported it, but contribs so far show no evidence that the account has been set up to harass or otherwise impersonate you. Feel free to comment at UAA. Mjroots (talk) 09:15, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention. I agree; I see no evidence of malicious intent; the user in question likely saw that User:Knowledgeseeker was taken (that was my original user name), and so changed the spelling. The issue is that there could be potential confusion between us, though if the user wishes to continue with the name, I have no objections. I am quite impressed with Newyorkbrad's handling of this matter. — Knowledge Seeker 06:38, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Another way round this is to each use the {{Distinguish}} on your user pages. As I said at UAA, I saw no evidence that the name was created or being used in bad faith. Mjroots (talk) 06:50, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Ah, that could be useful, though I don't think I'd like the way it would look. I appreciate the tip, though. — Knowledge Seeker 05:18, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Hi KS, thanks for the message on my talkpage. At the moment, MCOTW has gone into hibernation a bit, as I found enthusiasm for collaboration to be waning. Jmh649 (talk · contribs) (one of our current hardworking medical editors) has expressed an interest in getting MCOTW going, but on the whole nothing has really been happening.

I am quite busy in meatspace but I might tackle an article at the time. Some of my recent work has included diabetic ketoacidosis and hepatic encephalopathy. I'm still intending to sort out pseudoxanthoma elasticum, but this is on a backburner currently. I will gladly assist with any personal project you might take on. JFW | T@lk 08:51, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Presuppositions[edit]

In the article written about the origins of the Earth, it is academically dishonest to present an unproved theory as fact when the information given is based on opinion and not science. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.248.114.5 (talk) 05:44, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Removal of links[edit]

To Knowledge Seeker From SeniorInt

You state:

"Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! I noticed you added a number of links to a web site, perhaps your own work, and I wanted to let you know that I've removed them for now. Wikipedia has a relatively stringent policy regarding external links: see WP:EXT, and in particular, Wikipedia:External links#Advertising and conflicts of interest. If you feel that the link merits inclusion, then perhaps you could discuss its use on the associated discussion pages. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions. — Knowledge Seeker দ 03:35, 5 May 2010 (UTC"

The link is [was] to a short science fiction novel by me which appears in reference four of Related Science Fiction on the SIGMM CARPE Research Site: http://www.sigmm.org/Members/jgemmell/CARPE. The novel was originally written as course material at the University of California San Diego, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. I read the links you sent regarding policy on external links. The speculative nature of the material you deleted probably justifies the removal more than "self promotion." I point out, however, that much of the material on this subject is both fictional and speculative, including movies, stories, and futuristic speculation. In the realm of "common sense," such speculation is, at the same time, food for serious thought and engaging to one's imagination; it is rarely offensive. SeniorInt (talk) 23:38, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

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File:Dual-level Harbor Drive.jpg missing description details[edit]

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File:Lakeshore East (facing northeast).jpg missing description details[edit]

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Source of definition of putrescible[edit]

I read your definition of putrescible and found it very useful. Can you tell me and the wikipedia community at large, the source of your definition - in particular that it is the decomposition of animal proteins? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Midwoodmench (talkcontribs) 20:50, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Suspension of admin privileges due to inactivity[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Wacker Drive, 3 levels.jpg[edit]

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File:Lakeshore East (facing northeast).jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:Dual-level Harbor Drive.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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File:Lakeshore East (facing south).jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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Hey[edit]

Note that you can have your admin bit back, by simply asking for it.

(well, and by proving that you're still the same person behind the account, obviously.) DS (talk) 01:44, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

We need your help[edit]

Sorry for the less than positive response you received at the Bureaucrats' noticeboard. As you can see, Wikipedia is not running as well as it could and therefore we need you help. Any contributions you make will get us that much closer to being a better functioning project. Any suggestions you have would also be helpful, as your perspective is important for us to make positive changes.

I would like to encourage you to ask for your admin bit back. I'm sure it will be granted without any problems. Best of luck. 64.40.54.40 (talk) 07:09, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi again, KS. I just saw your response on the noticeboard and wanted to thank you for your understanding. It's possible that the survey you received was part of a series of Editor Engagement Experiments that being performed to try and get editors editing again. And also to fix some of the problems we've found. You can find more information at WP:E3 if you are interested. We are also discusssing issues and leaving suggestions on the talk page there. If you have any improvements or thoughts you'd like to share, they would be most welcome. Thanks. 64.40.57.45 (talk) 23:42, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi KS. Good to see you back. I think that the removal of admin status from inactive users was, in retrospect, poor policy as it has caused at least as many problems as it was supposed to solve. Time will tell, I guess. In any case, it was handled without the degree of respect for past contributions that should have been present. Not the first time something like that has happened, unfortunately -- I was caught up in a less public but more sloppily handled similar matter, myself, details unimportant. Anyway, subject matter experts like you are always in short supply and I hope you'll realize that you have the enduring respect of that portion of the community that cares about quality contributions. Best wishes, The Uninvited Co., Inc. 01:23, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Talk:Cardiovascular_disease#This[edit]

Might be interesting to classify by the three disease areas covered (Heart, kidney/brain and PAD). Bakerstmd (talk) 00:00, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Harbor Park (facing east).jpg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Harbor Park (facing east).jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F2 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an image page for a missing or corrupt image or an empty image description page for a Commons-hosted image.

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Proposed deletion of Alpha Leonis (band)[edit]

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The article Alpha Leonis (band) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

They don't meet WP:NBAND or WP:GNG

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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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Notification of imminent suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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