User talk:Omnipaedista

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Global financial system lead[edit]

Hi Omnipaedista, thanks for recognizing the lead's current length and removing the tag. As a side note, the longintro tag was added by another editor when the lead was substantially longer (about +2,000 characters). I'd been waiting for feedback on the reduced lead, so thank you. John Shandy`talk 15:32, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome! --Omnipaedista (talk) 15:34, 23 August 2014 (UTC)


If you have time, could you review the latest edits to Corinth by an IP editor? The edits may be all right, but since I don't know the subject matter really well, I would like to defer judgment to you. If they're good edits, perhaps the editor should be welcomed, too. CorinneSD (talk) 12:55, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Apart from some minor violations of MOS:QUOTE, this editor has not made any bad edits. In fact, they have contributed significantly to many articles. --Omnipaedista (talk) 17:07, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thanks for looking at it. CorinneSD (talk) 19:03, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


I can't figure out what's going on at Khorasan (the disambiguation page). Can you take a look at the latest series of edits? Thanks. CorinneSD (talk) 12:59, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

The entry contains accurate information as it stands now. --Omnipaedista (talk) 14:14, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
O.K. Good. CorinneSD (talk) 19:03, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Comparative advantage[edit]


Thanks for fixing the wikilink for Heckscher-Ohlin model in Comparative advantage with this edit . Piping that link was unnecessary; Your way is much better. However, I am not sure how your edit is related to WP:ALSO. Help:Magic#Suffix trick seems to be what you did. Doesn't WP:ALSO only apply to "See also" sections? Not a complaint; just curious. Thanks in advance. Face-smile.svg - Marchjuly (talk) 04:34, 26 August 2014 (UTC).

Hello. Yes, that's a suffix trick. My edit summary referred to my removing 'Heckscher-Ohlin model' from the 'see also' section as per WP:ALSO: "the "See also" section should not repeat links that appear in the article's body or its navigation boxes." --Omnipaedista (talk) 04:49, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. I didn't pick up that "Line 125" was in "See also" so mistakenly assumed WP:ALSO just had to do with the wikilink. My bad. - Marchjuly (talk) 05:03, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Khorasan 2[edit]

Would you mind looking at the latest edit to Khorasan? It's a disambiguation page. An editor changed "Iran" to "Afghanistan" with an edit summary saying it was correcting a typo. I looked at the map in the article on Greater Khorasan, and it seems that it was part of Persia. CorinneSD (talk) 14:32, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


What do you think of the latest edit to Parthenon, and the suggestion in the edit summary and on the Talk page? CorinneSD (talk) 15:15, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

This editor's modifications reflect what citation 26 of the said article says. --Omnipaedista (talk) 15:23, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
O.K. I'm glad you were able to confirm that, but the editor suggested deleting the entire paragraph. See Talk:Parthenon#Connelly's book, and I wondered if you agreed. CorinneSD (talk) 15:40, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Ferdinand Magellan[edit]

There have been a few edits to Ferdinand Magellan. Though I can't judge the last one (but wonder if it was necessary), I wondered about the one before that, changing Magellan's place of death from Mactan Island to Kingdom of Mactan. There is no WP article on "Kingdom of Mactan", and in the article Battle of Mactan, it says that

"The warriors of Lapu-Lapu, a native chieftain of Mactan Island, defeated Spanish forces under the command of Ferdinand Magellan, who was killed in the battle."

The article only mentions "Visayan Kingdom of Mactan Island" in the infobox. I think an actual location makes more sense as a place of death than the name of a kingdom. CorinneSD (talk) 21:48, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Interesting user name: Strength is truth. Hmm. CorinneSD (talk) 21:50, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Hilda Rix Nicholas[edit]

I've commented on the edit dispute around the heading hierarchy here, if you want to contribute. Cheers, hamiltonstone (talk) 09:02, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

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Countable set: Apostol.1969[edit]

Thanks for the link. - I'm not sure whether this book is meant by "Apostol 1969", are you? If not, should we add a note to the article? - Jochen Burghardt (talk) 09:15, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure either. I just added the link. In any case, having short citations included in the "citation footnotes" section, and the respective full citations included in the "references" section is common Wikipedia practice. --Omnipaedista (talk) 10:30, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Laodicea on the Lycus[edit]

I believe you may have Laodicea on the Lycus on your watch list, but just in case you don't, would you review all the edits just made by an IP editor? I'm sure you will be able to evaluate them better than I can. I just wonder about changing "families" to "family members"; that's a big difference in numbers. CorinneSD (talk) 15:40, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Link to Xenophon quote[edit]

What is the problem with the link to the Xenophon quote in Laconic phrase? On every combination of OS and browser I've tested (Windows 7, Mac OS 10.9, Safari, Explorer, Firefox, Chrome), the link goes directly to the line quoted. What are you using? Or are you concerned that the linked source line is not exactly the same as the quote in the article? WolfmanSF (talk) 17:20, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Are you not aware that there exist probably dozens of English versions of any quotation from Ancient Greek? WolfmanSF (talk) 17:25, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
When I first opened the link it redirected me to a deleted page. Unfortunately, I cannot find it now. In any case, it works now. Regarding your second question: please read WP:INTEGRITY. --Omnipaedista (talk) 17:27, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
We are not supposed to provide our own translations as editors (especially when authoritative translations already exist). In case we link to a translation we are supposed to keep it unmodified. --Omnipaedista (talk) 17:29, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Regards to MOS:DASH[edit]

When you change the dashes used in templates, like you did in Template:Reign of Otto (1832–1862), please make sure that you move the page to the new name as well. Otherwise when you look at the template, the "v" and the "t" appear red and send you to pages that do not exist. Thank you. -- Kndimov (talk) 18:45, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up! --Omnipaedista (talk) 19:45, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Hyssopus officinalis[edit]

I wonder if you could answer the question I posed to Sminthopsis84 at User talk:Sminthopsis84#Hyssopus officinalis. CorinneSD (talk) 00:41, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Sminthopsis84's edit follows WP:IMAGELOCATION: "avoid sandwiching text between two images that face each other, or between an image and infobox, navigation template, or similar." --Omnipaedista (talk) 03:31, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry -- I guess I wasn't clear. I meant the edits before Sminthopsis84's edits. Sminthopsis84 took care of some things, but there was one question neither of us had an answer to. It's on Sminth's talk page at the link, above. It's something I thought you might be able to answer. CorinneSD (talk) 15:58, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
This edit is OK, as well. --Omnipaedista (talk) 18:35, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry again. I didn't realize that there were two sections with that plant's name, and my link led to the first one. I've changed the heading so that this link will lead to the right one: User talk:Sminthopsis84#Hyssopus officinalis 2. CorinneSD (talk) 22:44, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Please include specific edit summaries. You were referring to this edit which is OK as well. --Omnipaedista (talk) 07:18, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Porphyry writes "For it is said, that hyssop very much purifies the power of bread." I added the relevant external link to the article. --Omnipaedista (talk) 07:21, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
I thought, after fixing the link to my comment on Sminthopsis84's talk page, and reading that and Sminthopsis' reply, and my comment above that it was about the edit prior to Sminth's edits, that you would find it. I'll try to be more specific in the future. I guess I hadn't even known how to create a link to a specific edit, either. I see the link to that edit just above. Is there a quick way to create it other than typing all of that out in full? I wasn't questioning the accuracy of that edit. I was just wondering about the phrase "this type of food" when the only food that was mentioned was bread. What else besides bread would be meant? CorinneSD (talk) 14:40, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
(1) You will have to go to "View history", then select the versions you want to compare, then click "Compare selected versions", then copy the URL of the page, then paste it wherever you want to. (2) "This type of food" refers to bread. --Omnipaedista (talk) 14:53, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
O.K. Thank you. CorinneSD (talk) 15:10, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Golden Rule/Universal Ethics[edit]

Hi Omnipaedista, why did you delete the paragraph “Universal Ethics” in the Golden Rule article (Edition Sept.13, 2014) ? The modification of the Golden Rule it contains is fundamental since it is avoiding the contradictions and flaws of the other forms of the Golden Rule cited and criticized in the article (e.g. empathy as a prerequisite). Moreover, whereas the Golden Rule is explained in Global Ethics, Bahá'í Ethics, Buddhism Ethics etc. etc., the Universal Ethics concept is entirely absent. Please think about. Thanks! Arenwi (talk) 21:44, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

This paragraph does not merit inclusion in Wikipedia per WP:RS and WP:UNDUE. --Omnipaedista (talk) 21:48, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, but I disagree. In the listing of the different ethics which contain the golden rule a paragraph on Universal Ethics is missing. Universal Ethics is an important and current topic of discussion (e.g. Perhaps you or another Wikipedia philosophy editor can fill the gap. Arenwi (talk) 23:04, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
The Vatican link says nothing about Winkler's ideas. This is not a matter of personal disagreement. Wikipedia policies are very clear about matters of notability. If no source talks about Winkler's ideas except Winkler himself, then Winkler's ideas are not notable and they do not merit inclusion in Wikipedia. I also reverted this edit per WP:RS and WP:UNDUE. --Omnipaedista (talk) 23:24, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Pronunciation of Toch[edit]

I think you're right about uvular ch, but people are bound to become confused if Help:IPA for German says differently. Will you follow up at Help talk:IPA for German please? Sparafucil (talk) 09:10, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Well, I did. Please read Help:IPA for German#cite ref-3. --Omnipaedista (talk) 09:28, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

"editors may use any section title that they choose"...[edit]

... "and therefore may editwar to have their own choice of section title"? Nope—no, it doesn't say that, does it? Make your case and build a consensus. Until then, we retain the status quo. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 06:58, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Please be civil. I did not edit war. I just applied what WP:APPENDIX says: "optional standard appendix sections are used, they should appear at the bottom of an article, with ==level 2 headings==". --Omnipaedista (talk) 07:04, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
"Please be civil"? Seriously, what are you trying to provoke? Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 08:31, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
I have kindly tried to explain my edits here. Instead of commenting on that you falsely accused me of edit warring. --Omnipaedista (talk) 08:34, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
I pointed out where you were wrong, and you aggressively went ahead and did it again, with the "explanation" in this subsection header---blatantly telling us all that you simply choose to arbitrarily change the section titles. Now drop the head games. Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 08:45, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
I did not "do it again". In my second edit I did not change the section title as I did in my first edit; this is why I did not edit war. In my second edit summary, I merely explained why I did it the first time. In my second edit, I applied another policy regarding level 3 headings ("When appendix sections are used, they should appear at the bottom of an article, with ==level 2 headings==. In the rare cases when it is useful to sub-divide these sections (for example, to separate a list of magazine articles from a list of books), most editors prefer to use either definition list headings (;Books) or bold-faced text ("Books") instead of level 3 headings (===Books===)."). When common practices and policies contradict each other (in this case, common practice vs. WP:APPENDIX regarding level 3 headings), a dialogue should ensue; this is why I started the thread on your talk page. I do not understand where your undeniably combative tone is coming from. In any case, I find this discussion counterproductive; consider it closed. --Omnipaedista (talk) 08:55, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Sockpuppetry accusations[edit]

Thank you for informing me about the accusation of sockpuppetry. I think I can explain what is going on, but I need the Ip address of the other user. Could you please provide me with it on my talk page? Please let me know as soon as you can whether or not you can do this. Thanks again! Toolen (talk) 01:14, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Please read WP:CHK. --Omnipaedista (talk) 05:32, 15 October 2014 (UTC)


Can you please not add IPA to articles where the pronunciation is intuitive? There's no point to it and it disrupts the flow of the article. Wereon (talk) 11:56, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

There is no such thing as "intuitive" pronunciation in English. Collins English Dictionary and Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary give IPA transcriptions for all kinds of notable surnames. I only omit transcription in cases where surnames are commons nouns. --Omnipaedista (talk) 12:13, 21 October 2014 (UTC)