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Furore / furor[edit]

Your revert isn't on point. Although furore is in AE dictionaries, it is marked as usually British and redirects to the furor entry. The New York Times uses furor rather than furore. I did find some AE uses, but they were old (e.g., 1948). Glrx (talk) 19:53, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Per WP:ENGVAR, we're supposed to seek commonality whenever possible. Furore is common and appears in both varieties of English, furor is not and only appears in AmE. I can't be bothered to argue further, but please bear this in mind in future editing. Modest Genius talk 12:52, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

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Calcium monohydride[edit]

Thanks for your correction to my List of interstellar and circumstellar molecules edits. On closer inspection of the reference sources, the Calcium monohydride article is misleading in its mention of CaH detection in other stars (and possibly in the Sun, which I haven't looked heavily into yet). I opened this topic on the CaH talk page that I welcome your comments on. -- Tom.Reding
17:52, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

I've replied there. Modest Genius talk 23:25, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Refrain from scolding people[edit]

Hey, Modest Genius. Did you know that Jimbo Wales is the founder of Wikipedia? I know, but please refrain from writing words that might hurt people at Talk:Main Page. If the 'F word' appeared, please discuss properly and refrain from scolding any user(s). Your attitude irked me a little, especially that you wasn't assuming good faith. Thanks, Nahnah4 (talk | contribs | guestbook) 08:50, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

@Nahnah4: Apologies for the slow reply, I've been off-wiki for the Christmas period. For anyone passing through, the edit in question is this one.
I'm well aware of who he is. I also don't believe that he should be treated with unique diffidence - his comments should be judged on their content, not the identity of the person who made them. There's no reason why his opinions should count for any more or less than any other editor's.
I'm also confused as to why you would think I was 'scolding' or not assuming good faith. I pointed out a systemic bias present in Jimbo's comments. At no point did I suggest it was deliberate; indeed I presume he was not aware of the problem or he wouldn't have said it. I also argued that the scheduling of TFA should not be affected by religious holidays or fundraising activities, which is simply my opinion and obviously so. Whilst people might disagree with it, I don't see how they could object to me stating it.
I notice that no-one has objected to my comment on T:MP, despite the fact that it's still there weeks later. Nor has Jimbo Wales replied.
Sorry, but I stand fully by my comments which I think were reasonable and proportionate. Modest Genius talk 21:39, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

Ilc 9yr moll4096.png You've been invited to be part of WikiProject Cosmology

Hello. Your contributions to Wikipedia have been analyzed carefully and you're among the few chosen to have a first access to a new project. I hope you can contribute to it by expanding the main page and later start editing the articles in its scope. Make sure to check out the Talk page for more information! Cheers

Tetra quark (talk) 19:54, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the invitation. I do have a decent (Masters level or so) understanding of cosmology, but certainly don't consider myself an expert. My interests are very much at the opposite end of the astronomical size scale - particularly the interstellar medium.
Whilst I'm not opposed to the existence of the WikiProject, I do think you should have discussed it with the other affected projects (WP:AST and WP:PHYSICS) before setting it up. Modest Genius talk 21:50, 6 January 2015 (UTC)