User talk:Quiddity

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I usually watchlist talkpage threads for a few days, so please reply in original threads.
If you leave a new message here, I will probably reply here, unless requested otherwise.
"I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, you can't prove anything!" -- Bart Simpson[3]
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." - Winston Churchill[citation requested]

a small bag of holding[edit]

This yellowing sack, woven of bananafibre and buckypaper, currently contains:

  • one copy of this week's newspaper
  • two photographs of cat noses
  • the susurrus of neglected conversations ...
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The Signpost
25 February 2015


"Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent making mistakes
is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." – George Bernard Shaw[2]

Thanks for related changes tip[edit]

Hi! Thanks for your tip in the Idea pump. I'm mainly interested in climate change stuff, and there was already an index, which just needed some updating. And voila! This works well! It could work better, of course. Do you know how to make the respective article talk page also appear? NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 12:36, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi NewsAndEventsGuy, glad it helped :)
The only way I know of, is the manual way: make a copy of the index in your userspace (or as a wikiproject sub-page*) and add links to the talkpages. That's what Wikipedia:WikiProject Mathematics/List of mathematics articles (0–9) does (see the source, for the invisible links to talkpages). They've got the process refined fairly well, as they use a bot to populate the index pages, all based on specified categories (per User:Mathbot/Mathbot and math articles). Eventually, I hope we'll get all the wikiprojects up to that standard, but that'll take time, and possibly some new methods... I'll comment about that at the WP:VPI#Followlist thread.
*Tangentially, I've opined before, that indexes are the most difficult edge-case, and that what I think should happen to them is: The core list of keywords/terminology should grow into annotated-lists (glossaries) or structured-annotated-lists (outlines. e.g. Outline of meteorology); and the complete/exhaustive lists (indexes/indices) should migrate to wikiproject-space (as mathematics has done).
HTH. Quiddity (talk) 19:13, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
Great ideas. So much time, and so little to do! No wait. Scratch that. Reverse it. Eat your chocolate heart out, Willy Wonka. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 21:51, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
"It happens every time, they all become blueberries!" :-) Quiddity (talk) 02:17, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Your advice is welcome[edit]

Hi User:Quiddity. I am coming to your talk page as I note you signed the The Autie Pact back in 2012. I am a non-neurotypical who lives with Autism in the form of Asperger Syndrome. If you know much about those of us on the Spectrum as well as Wikipedia editors on the Spectrum, you probably understand that editing and communication can be difficult enough for neurotypicals, excruciatingly difficult at times for editors like me with Autism. I am here on your talk page not because I am asking you to intervene, I am not canvassing for support. I am here because you signed the Autie Pact that is meant to be a way to move toward bridging the gap between neurotypical editors and editors with Autism Spectrum Disorder(s). Currently, there has been a discussion for a few days at AN/I regarding my ability to edit. I have been open there about being a person with Asperger's. When that information was brought forth, the reactions have been -- shall we say -- less than complimentary to those expressing their views about editors with Autism. This discussion and the comments from long-time and not-so-long-time editors is, in my opinion, an example of how far we still have to go in Wikipedia toward understanding that we are made up of editors with different editing styles and different ways of seeing the world. Of course, the difference in editors with Autism is more obvious and can be, at times, more maddening to neurotypicals. That said, with the rate of autism being somewhere between 1:55 - 1:110 and Wikipedia being a magnet for those with ASDs, I think it's fair to say that awareness is extremely important. Also important to remember is that discrimination against editors because they have ASDs is just not appropriate nor does it echo WP:AGF. If you are interested in seeing the thread at AN/I I am referring to, the link is here [1]. I have no expectation that you will look at it, my purpose here is really just awareness that Wikipedia still has a long way to go in the way of interactions and understanding between autism-spectrum editors and neurotypical editors. And, as the title of this section says, your advice would be welcome. Thanks for your time. -- WV 16:37, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

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