User talk:OneAhead

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Thanks, RexxS, for the welcome message. Even though I read most of the documents you mention separately at some time, it's nice to have them all together. I'll keep your "welcome template" in in my talk page for a while to remind myself.

As for the discussion about the units, I didn't realize broadly accepted units have preference. I'm a scientist, so I have a somewhat SI-centric worldview ;) You're probably right that the article need review to standardise between Imperial and Metric units. However, I feel this is a task better suited for people who are more familiar with the subject than I am. Cheers, OneAhead (talk) 21:52, 20 November 2008 (UTC)


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I hope I'm right in assuming you're a new editor (and not an old-hand returning - in which case, forgive my welcome template). I wanted to thank you for cleaning up the vandalism mess at Scuba diving and also to let you know I disagree that kPa are the best unit of pressure measurement for a scuba diving article. Looking at Wikipedia:Units#Units_of_measurement, you'll see that the Manual of style recognises the tension between using SI units (preferred) and familiar units. I can assure you that virtually no sources related to scuba use kPa for pressure. The familiar units will be bar (Europe) or pounds per square inch (USA), although atmospheres may be also be found, particularly in older sources. Nevertheless, I'm content to leave the article at your version as I don't believe it would add much to the understanding in that particular case if it were to read "1.013 bar (14.7 pounds-force per square inch)". I do, however, think that all of the units in the article need review to standardise between Imperial and Metric versions - but that can wait for another day! Cheers --RexxS (talk) 04:15, 19 November 2008 (UTC)