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Mimicry talk page[edit]

Richard, I see you are the author of the 'Things to do' on Talk:Mimicry, last updated in 2008. When the mood takes you, I wonder if you could revisit that and update it. Quite a lot has been done to Mimicry since then, and 'Things' are (I hope!) at least partly superseded.

Incidentally 1, I enjoyed the developing Chemical mimicry, and wonder where/how we can make a place for some of it in the main article.
Incidentally 2, have you noticed Underwater camouflage and mimicry, a new page which virtually ignores the main mimicry article? It has some nice examples and pics. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:56, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

I haven't been very active lately. I don't see why it can't be updated by someone else - I may not get around to this. Haven't even been paying attention to the page for the most part, besides rereading it at some point this year. Chemical mimicry is something I did a little research on this year, and I hope to work more on that article as well as starting one on alarm pheromones (the two overlap, as alarm pheromones are mimicked). I haven't really worked on integrating chemical mimicry into the main (mimicry) article, which I haven't edited for some time; I just posted a link to it on the mimicry template (as well as a red link for auditory mimicry, which could also do with an article at some point). Will have to check out this new article at some point; will bookmark it and look at it after my last exam. It is a pity when people don't look at integrating their new article into the rest of the project, which is important, though I haven't done much on this myself here and in many other places! Richard001 (talk) 12:12, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Re your edit to sexual intercourse: ethics vs. morality[edit]

The terms "ethics" and "morality" are generally held to refer to two things that are closely related, but not the same. See the ethics article for more on this distinction.

In common usage, many people use the two words interchangeably, perhaps in a belief that their personal morality is the only possible morality, and that the only possible ethics thus consists of a restatement of that moral framework, but that usage doesn't eliminate the distinct technical meanings.

Human sexuality is a very good example of an area where different social moralities are in conflict, with different groups of people holding strongly opposing views, so the distinction is particularly appropriate in articles like sexual intercourse. -- Karada (talk) 12:04, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Update: see this blog entry for more discussion of this topic. -- Karada (talk) 12:20, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Bahama Swallow[edit]

I noticed your comment on the talk page of Bahama Swallow. I asked the uploader of http://www.flickr.com/photos/peregrinebirdphoto/4467073606/ for permission to use the picture for the article. Joe Chill (talk) 02:39, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

I got permission and now the image is in the article. Joe Chill (talk) 13:22, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

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Paul Henry (broadcaster)[edit]

I see that you added {{refimprove}} to Paul Henry (broadcaster). Can you give details about your concerns? Alternatively, could you use the {{tl:fact}} tag at specific areas of concern? Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 08:09, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

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Adding a new Category[edit]

Hi Richard, I have added a new article Sigaus homerensis. I am very new to Wikipedia and have been trying to add a new Category to “Insects of New Zealand” call "Acrididae of New Zealand". I was unable to work out how. I noticed that you added the “Hemiptera of New Zealand” Category. I was wondering if you could please point me in the right direction in how to add a "Acrididae of New Zealand" Category? Thanks NZSnowman (talk) 10:09, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

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Request for comment[edit]

As a member of Wikiproject insects you maybe want to voice your opinion this discussion on the use of vernacular or scientific names in higher ranking taxa. Bugboy52.4 ¦ =-= 13:04, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Mimicry[edit]

Please see talk page of Mimicry, where a user thinks the title should be moved. Macdonald-ross (talk) 21:33, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

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Chemical Communication[edit]

Dear Richard, we should write an article on chemical communication. I am procrastinating. Am I allowed to write that last bit here? It's not strictly wikipedia related, but this isn't a wikipedia article (I read the guidelines!). Sincerely, George —Preceding undated comment added 11:40, 9 April 2012 (UTC).

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Britannica[edit]

You have been one of the principal editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica article, so I thought you would be a good person to contact. March 4, 2014 I purchased a copy of the Global Edition from Britannica's website. I then spoke with customer service and they assured me that they are nowhere near out of stock on the 2010 30-volume Global Edition. The Wikipedia article incorrectly states that they are sold out and that it is not available. I was going to edit this, but I realized that there seems to be something of an edit war on that page, and I didn't want to get involved. Perhaps you could make the appropriate edits? The print edition is still for sale through Britannica, and not quite dead yet. This is meaningful, because it means that while we appear to be in the twilight of print encyclopedias, they are actually still for sale. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Donaldal (talkcontribs) 15:58, 6 March 2014 (UTC)