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Introduction[edit]

Hi Neelix,

My name is Christopher Gerth and I am a student in Molecular Biology (online) at JHU, section 82. I am writing to you as suggested by our assignment. I am a little confused by the term ambassador. Are you working with JHU to provide a contact ? Or are you just a general ambassador for Wikipedia ? My email is: prokovief@aol.com

Deacon C (talk) 19:13, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Intro[edit]

Hi Neelix! Just introducing myself. I'm yet another Molecular Biology student at Johns Hopkins. I look forward to article editing. Thanks for helping us! Rmiller587 (talk) 00:22, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Intro[edit]

Hi, I'm Katherine Barnhill and just recently moved to Baltimore. I am very new to page editing and am trying to get the hang of it!

Klbarnhill (talk) 00:47, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Template:Welcome[edit]

I think that you reverted an edit of mine to Template:Welcome because of this edit in which you are not subst:ing the template like you are suppose to. The proper use of all welcome templates is {{subst:Welcome}} which gives the following result:

Welcome![edit]

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Introduction[edit]

Hi Neelix. My name is Mike and I'm in Molecular Biology at JHU. I wanted to introduce myself and thank you in advance for the support. I also see that many of my classmates have also provided introductions. Msmrugby (talk) 03:33, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

JC's Girls[edit]



Molecular Biology[edit]

Hi Neelix, I'm very new to Wikipedia editing but trying hard to learn the basics. Thanks for being here to answer questions and help. I'm doing a project with my class in Molecular Biology. I'll let you know if I'm getting stuck. Alpha centauri b (talk) 15:58, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Education Program technical update, February 2014[edit]

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Books & Bytes, Issue 4[edit]

Books and Bytes

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Sweden list[edit]

Greeting, Neelix, and looking forward to revisiting this. I certainly like what you've done so far. Now let's think ahead.

For starters, it looks like we have some arithmetic issues. The introduction to the list says 336 total municipalities - 49 Swedish or bilingual, 289 Finnish. That itself is slightly problematic, since 289 + 49 = 338, not 336. But then, Municipalities of Finland tells us there are 320 municipalities. This is unsurprising - the number peaked at 603 in 1942 and has gradually diminished. So we're going to have to make some numerical adjustments. Looking at the equivalent lists on other Wikipedias, it seems the eliminated municipalities were not Swedish or bilingual, so it's simply a case of saying 320 total, 49 bilingual, 271 Finnish.

I'm receptive to the idea of including the Sami. The four bilingual municipalities are Enontekiö, Inari, Sodankylä and Utsjoki. Would we maybe create a second table below the existing one to include these? That way we don't mess with the codes or the "Swedish-speaking percentage" column.

In terms of the title, List of not unilingually Finnish municipalities of Finland would be a little more concise. - Biruitorul Talk 20:37, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I fixed the numbers. As to the table format and title, I respectfully disagree, but I will not try to stand in your way. Feel free to modify as you see fit; I'm sure the result will be satisfactory. - Biruitorul Talk 14:23, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure, and I do hope this makes it to the Main Page soon. But to tell you the truth, I have no idea for sure. What is clear from the table is that there are up to five municipalities that have under 6% Swedes or Sami: Helsinki (5.9% Swedish), Turku (5.4%), Lohja (3.5%), Vantaa (2.7%) and Sodankylä (1.6% Sami). We know the under 6% rule holds for Lohja, and we know the 3000-inhabitant rule applies in Vantaa and Turku. That leaves Sodankylä and Helsinki.
Sodankylä only has around 140 Sami, well under 3000, so the obvious conclusion would be that the under 6% rule was applied in Sodankylä.
Helsinki has around 36,000 Swedes, so well above 3000. However, the percentage of Swedes was above 6% as recently as a few years ago, so my cautious assumption is that the under 6% rule goes for Helsinki as well. - Biruitorul Talk 21:49, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Notification of automated file description generation[edit]

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Possible to upload images to sandbox ?[edit]

Hi Neelix, I am trying to upload images to my practice page in my sandbox, but it doesn't seem that Wikipedia like this. Can I only add images to an active page ?

Deacon C (talk) 19:17, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Juggernaut (card) listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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infobox[edit]

Hi Neelix, I want to add an infobox to my article minigene that I am creating for my JHU molecular biology course. I looked through the available templates, but don't see any that fit the bill. I want to create a template and have it approved and use it. The general category would be in biology with a sub-heading of "gene".

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Hi Neelix, I am tyring to figure out how to add an infobox to my article for molecular biology. It seems I am supposed to use an existing template, but there are none that match my category. How do I go about creating one ?

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Hi Neelix, the infobox template worked fine. I was wondering how to take my page from the sandbox to an actual entry. I started an article on the topic of minigene previously, but it was deleted because of lack of information. I think we now have a good article and it will pass, at least as a stub for right now. Will the previously deleted article cause us any problems ? Deacon C (talk) 20:29, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


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Hi Neelix, they want to delete my infobox (which is still under construction) in my sandbox. I don't understand as I thought this was a legitimate place to put it. I then copied the modified code and placed it into templates, thinking this would make it official; now they want to delete this ,too. Where is a template under development supposed to go ? There are no other templates that satisfy my needs, but I believe that this template may be used as a model for a gene ontology project by another (i.e., it may become widely used) so I am trying to be extra-thoughtful about its design. What to do ?


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Thanks you for your help in defending the infobox. I don't want to belabor the point, but what did I do to make this happen ? I thought I was following the rules; is the thing that got "upset" a bot or a real person ? What should I have done ?

The problem here is that this is both an article and a research article. When you are the first to write an article on a subject, you begin to think, "Oh wait, what if this happens ? Hence, my comments about gene ontology. It's nice to have someone as an intermediary, someone who knows we are experimenting and won't just leave an abandoned stub, but are trying to improve it.


Deacon C (talk) 01:53, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Canada International Film Festival[edit]

Hi Neelix. You may note that I've added a notability tag atop Canada International Film Festival. This is festival that seems to pop up a lot, in my experience, with more marginal works. The festival clearly processes a lot of films on an annual basis, hands out awards, but as someone who knows the film scene in Canada rather well, even I've had trouble finding any reliable sources about it. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 19:00, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

  • I'm not much of a deletionist, unless I feel the article's been created as a promotional tool. And that's certainly not what I associate with a "Neelix." So if you'd like I can downgrade the tag to something else 'ominous'. But this is a weird festival, from what (little) I know. I think it's sort of like a vanity press version of an international film fest. The article as it stands now may give it undue weight. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 23:11, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • BTW when one does a book search you get some false positives for the "Vancouver (Canada) International Festival." VIFF is highly notable. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 23:18, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, all the refs are passing mentions, that a film one an award there. I don't see any substantial coverage about the festival, as one does with notable film festivals. Am I missing something? Shawn in Montreal (talk) 02:01, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Minigene[edit]

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Hi Neelix,

Could you look at our initial posting for Minigene (link same name) add some comments and remove the tab at the top of the article ?

Deacon C (talk) 20:47, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Tiger tail listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Zim hockey team[edit]

Hi David, how are you? I hope you're well. I'm just writing about an FAC I have going on the Zim hockey team at the 1980 Olympics—the nomination is on the cusp of passing but just needs a source review. If you could spare a few minutes to help me out with this I would be very grateful. Cheers, Cliftonian (talk) 17:07, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Article Editing[edit]

Neelix, could you take a look at the article I'm working on, Northwestern blot, for Molecular Biology with Dr. Ogg. I added my contributions and it seems like someone deleted them all. I'm not yet super familiar with looking at the audit trail for editing. Please provide some guidance as to whether I can undo the deletion or if I should re-type it. Thanks! Tmckenne (talk) 01:16, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Copyright in different countries[edit]

I found this in the Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Copyright_rules_by_territory#Romania. So it's OK to add the images which are in the public domain in Romania. ... discospinster talk 02:29, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Daylight Savings[edit]

I'm sorry, you are correct, of course. My mistake. If you haven't already reverted my change, do so. Or, I will check later... Taco Viva (talk) 04:32, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

lost talk page[edit]

Somewhere in your recent series of moves, you lost the talk page for List of highest-grossing Indian films which has an ongoing discussion of the merge proposals. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 19:19, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Geography of Christmas?[edit]

I don't see why you changed an article on Christmas customs around the world to Geography of Christmas. It's an awkward title that is confusing as geography involves territory and space, not a holiday or date. That means that you are using it as a metaphor and I don't think that is appropriate for a general encyclopedia. Better to be clear and direct. Liz Read! Talk! 16:48, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Degan for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Roger Cram for deletion[edit]

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Your GA nomination of National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking[edit]

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Review for Histone Acetylation and Deacetylation[edit]

Hey Neelix!

Thanks so much for the review, we greatly appreciated the kind words and the advice. In reference to your suggestions: 1)i went ahead and added information on histones and acetylation into the leading section. 2) We completely agree on adding more information. I'm in the process of writing up the final form of my HAT section and Kevin has told me he has more information to include, so hopefully we can add that in soon. 3) I fixed up the titles of some of the sections. If i missed anything or still got something wrong, please let me know and i'd be more than happy to fix it. 4) Great point on the redundancy, i went ahead and fixed up the problem there. 5) I wasn't sure what you meant by the allcaps. Did we mistakenly use it in the article? Just wondering where i should look because i want to make sure to fix as many problems as i can haha. 6) I'm not sure exactly on the utilization of the navbox, i think it was already created when we took on the article. i'll read more into it and try and fix it up some. But thanks for pointing out a potential problem! 7) I went through the whole article and tried skimming down on a lot of the sources in the paragraphs so that multiple sourcing from the same source in a row didn't happen. I do have a lot of situations where i'll use one source, then that source and another source, and then just the second source. Is that considered a problem? Thanks again for all your help with the article and if you have any other critiques, we would definitely appreciate any input you have!!BigA726 (talk) 01:39, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Hey Neelix, I went ahead and fixed the allcaps citation that was in our references. Its funny i looked right over it like, 3 times and didn't notice it haha. I'll take a look at the navbox sometime this week. It seems like an interesting feature i could make some use of. I actually do have another question. Our article has been a stub since we've taken it over. Will we get updates on how our article is graded before the end of our semester? I'm interested in seeing what the current grade of our article is, but i'm not sure who grades it or how often they grade it. It would be a shame to find out our article didn't make B or GA status until after the class is over. Thanks!BigA726 (talk) 18:22, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Sexual differentiation articles under WP:ANATOMY - request for comment[edit]

Hello Neelix! I pinged you recently on WP:ANATOMY because of the work I've seen you do on the Sex Differences suite of articles. In summary, there is a stack of articles about sexual differentiation that are under WP:ANATOMY and I feel that this means that a lot of information is duplicated, and also that I don't think readers can easily find what they're looking for, which isn't ideal. I provided a list on the thread.

I really like the clear structure of the Sex Differences articles you've worked on, and also feel they're quite well-written and easy to understand. Sexual Differentiation isn't exactly the same topic, but close enough that I think you'd have some good ideas about how to improve the structure. I'd be grateful if you could leave a comment or participate in the discussion here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Anatomy#Sexual_differentiation_articles Cheers, --LT910001 (talk) 07:20, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking[edit]

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Happy Easter[edit]

Just a quick note for the holiday—I hope you're well and wish you and your family a great Easter. All the very best, John Cliftonian (talk) 16:46, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 5[edit]

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Nomination of Cari Russell for deletion[edit]

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Hi Neelix, apologies for the canned message. I did not realize that you were an established member and content creator, no offense was intended by my nomination of your article. Please feel free to weigh in on the discussion. Best, GlassCobra 21:56, 20 April 2014 (UTC)