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Proposed deletion of Cubic mile of oil[edit]

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Just wanted to let you know that, although the idea of a city of 436 people may seem silly to you (and it does seem silly to me), it is officially a city. See §12-105a and §15-101 of the Kansas Statutes: all Kansas municipalities that might in other places be called cities, towns, and villages are officially cities. Nyttend (talk) 00:43, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, sorry for the blunder.Robsavoie (talk) 19:10, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Can't use internal links as references[edit]

Hi, I reverted your recent contribution to Energy crisis because it used an interal Wikipedia article as a reference. If you have a third-party reliable source ref which states what you inserted, please feel free to use that instead, but wikipedia articles cannot be used to cite statements. NJGW (talk) 14:24, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Once again, you can't cite wikipedia as a source. NJGW (talk) 01:05, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
A major problem is that you are making a statement, but not providing a citation to a source which states the same idea. You'd need an outside source stating that the figures in the mile of oil article are "significant" (or more accurately prohibitive), otherwise you are providing what is known as a novel synthesis, which is a type of original research (imagine if every person with an opinion was allowed to paste it on Wikipedia rather than only posting scientifically vetted opinions).
As for talk page ettiquite, some people prefer to reply at the other talk page (like you and I have been doing here, and has the advantage of creating a yellow "you have a new message" bar), but it is also acceptable to keep a conversation all on one talk page (a better solution when more than two people are involved, and changes show up on the watchlist). Don't be afraid to ask any other questions you have, and also check out wp:help. NJGW (talk) 19:04, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Also, you can use the newmessages template, which (when you place the article where the new message is as a parameter) looks like this:


I was googling for information on the Linvill responsible for the negative impedance converter circuit and found the article in your sandbox. Do you know if that is the same person? Thanks. SpinningSpark 17:38, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Never mind, found it myself, you might be interested in these two references though;
  • Linvill, J.G., "Negative Impedance Converters Employing Transistors," US Patent #2,726,370, 6 Dec 1955.
  • Linvill, J.G., "Transistor Negative-Impedance Converters", Proceedings of the IRE, pp725-729, Jun 1953.

Wikipedia Ambassador Program is looking for Campus Ambassadors in Houston[edit]

Hi! I'm leaving you this message because you are listed as a Wikipedian connected with Rice University. The Wikipedia Ambassador Program is currently looking for Campus Ambassadors to help with Wikipedia assignments at another Houston school, which will be participating in the Public Policy Initiative for the Spring 2011 semester. The role of Campus Ambassadors will be to provide face-to-face training and support for students on Wikipedia-related skills (how to edit articles, how to add references, etc.). This includes doing in-class presentations, running workshops and labs, possibly holding office hours, and in general providing in-person mentorship for students.

Prior Wikipedia skills are not required for the role, as training will be provided for all Campus Ambassadors (although, of course, being an experienced editor is a plus).

If you live in Houston and you are interested in being a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador, or know someone else from the area who might be, please email me or leave a message on my talk page.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 20:40, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

John G. Linvill[edit]

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Thanks for making the Tom Parks article. Nice job. I adjusted the ref punct/spacing a bit.

Too bad about Linvill. I see you worked at TSI back in the day. I was at PARC about then. Dicklyon (talk) 22:09, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

It's a small neighborhood! I like your user page. Robsavoie (talk) 22:16, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Thomas W. Parks[edit]

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Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! - (talk) 18:33, 29 April 2011 (UTC)


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Please use the move function if you wish to go live with an article, as in the case of Cubic Transportation Systems--that saves admins the trouble of having to merge the histories. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 03:56, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, for making problems. I've not had the history merge issue before. Perhaps this time it happened because I used the wizard? I'll try using move (my first) next time. Robsavoie (talk) 07:39, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Hey Rob--I haven't met the wizard yet. The article wizard? The easiest way to do this, I think, is to do it as you did: work on something in your sandbox (some subpage) and the use "Move" to move it into article space (rather than copying and pasting). See WP:MOVE. It's real easy and, most importantly, it moves the history. Good luck, and let me know if you have questions, Drmies (talk) 13:54, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Re:Palo Alto transit center[edit]

Are you aware of the existing article at Palo Alto (Caltrain station)?

Yes, who are you? Robsavoie (talk) 15:47, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
Oops! It's all about the message not the messenger. Hello! It's me. Secondarywaltz (talk) 00:29, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
Hi. I think I got the message, too. Glad you poked your nose in. I'd like your opinion on this, because I 'm undecided how to proceed. All of the articles about Caltrain stations are almost exclusively about rail, and in most cases that's appropriate. But Palo Alto has a great new transit terminal for buses, built next to the caltrain station. I could add this information to the Palo Alto (Caltrain station) and maybe redirect to there from Palo Alto transit center. But I don't like the "Caltrain" in the title for the entire facility. I started a separate article in my sandbox just to have a title and place to develop the information (I work very slowly). The Downtown Mountain View station has a similar rail-centric bent, but it doesn't include Caltrain in the title. The San Francisco 4th and King Street Station does a pretty good job of combining the various modalities, and doesn't include "Caltrain" in the title. Or maybe I should add to the existing article and move it to the new name? What do you think? Robsavoie (talk) 15:42, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
You are correct. Your references show that the total complex should be properly named Palo Alto Transit Center. Note that a proper name should be fully capitalized. I think that the phrase "the Palo Alto Caltrain station was restored as part of the Transit Center project" says it all. I'll be back! Secondarywaltz (talk) 19:30, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Metro Walk[edit]

Hi, you have edited Metro Walk and this article is currently under a contentious debate on a possible merger or deletion, your opinion on the matter and content might be useful in resolving the issues and reaching consensus, perhaps you would then like to do so at your convenience. Thank you.LuciferWildCat (talk) 00:06, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

You are invited to join Stanford's WikiProject![edit]

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As a current or past contributor to a related article, I thought I'd let you know about WikiProject Stanford University, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Stanford University. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks and related articles. Thanks!