User talk:Scwlong

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Wikimania in Atlanta![edit]

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Hi! I noticed your involvement on U.S. South-related articles, categories and WikiProjects, and I wanted to let you know about a bid we're formulating to get next year's Wikimania held in Atlanta! If you would like to help, be sure to sign your name to the "In Atlanta" section of the Southeast team portion of the bid if you're in town, or to the "Outside Atlanta" section if you still want to help but don't live in the city or the suburbs. If you would like to contribute more, please write on my talk page, the talk page of the bid, or join us at the #wikimania-atlanta IRC chat on freenode.org. Have a great day!

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Albigensian Crusade page[edit]

Having discussed the withdrawal of GA with LuciferMorgan, I give notice that I am sitting down with the three classic original source texts (Puylaurens, Vaux-de-Cernay and de Tudèle - the last in the Livre de Poche edition as the Martin-Chabot is long out of print) to add the missing inline citations to this page. I do not intend at this point to make any textual alterations, but if comments are made which are NOT justified, be prepared to state your sources now. I'm contacting you out of courtesy as you have contributed to the page and may wish to supply your own citations. If you feel this doesn't matter to you, please ignore it. Jel 20:15, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Germany Invitation[edit]

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Hello, Scwlong! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Germany and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.


--Zeitgespenst (talk) 20:16, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Sometimes hard to see...[edit]

what has really happened. But it wasn't what you thought. Xikteny was actually trying to fix vandalism (look down a page), but accidentally typed their edit summary into the text. Notice how "ve trill" looks a lot like "remove troll"? Anyway, done-undone-redone-undone again... :-) Shenme (talk) 03:00, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I see it. Thanks for the notice.Scwlong (talk) 12:24, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Thank you for all your edits on dashes, hyphens, and similar markings. These small edits might go unnoticed by many, but they are certainly worthwhile. --Midnightdreary (talk) 17:54, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Just be careful when changing punctuation either inside or outside quotes. Unless you have access to the original source being quoted, it's best to leave as is. See WP:LQ. --Midnightdreary (talk) 18:56, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
OK Scwlong (talk) 19:02, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
I was pleased to see you putting punctuation outside quotes. I think they only belong inside in passages of dialogue. Rothorpe (talk) 00:06, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
According to MOS:TITLE#Punctuation punctuation does go outside quote marks that surround titles. Scwlong

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Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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Correctie[edit]

Ik laat even weten dat deze wijziging onjuist is. In Belgie schrijf je tussenvoegsels met een hoofdletter, dit in tegenstelling tot Nederland, waar tussenvoegsels met een kleine letter geschreven worden. 83.84.17.246 (talk) 10:53, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Interesting difference between Netherlands Dutch and Belgian Dutch I was not aware of. Scwlong

dashes[edit]

Hi,

This was done over a year ago, but I've been finding a lot of changes you made from "Sino-" to "Sino–". Although there are a few publishers which dash prefixes, it seems to be minority usage even when dashes are used, and we've agreed not to do this on WP. So it's Chinese–American relations but Sino-American relations.

Thanks, — kwami (talk) 03:02, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. I had discovered that some time ago. Scwlong (talk)

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Invitation to look at edits on IQ reference chart[edit]

I see the article IQ reference chart has been tagged for expert review since October 2012. As part of a process of drafting a revision of that article in my user sandbox, I am contacting all Wikipedians who have edited that article since early 2009 for whom I can find a user talk page.

I have read all the diffs of all the edits committed to the article since the beginning of 2009 (since before I started editing Wikipedia). I see the great majority of edits over that span have been vandalism (often by I.P. editors, presumably teenagers, inserting the names of their classmates in charts of IQ classifications) and reversions of vandalism (sometimes automatically by ClueBot). Just a few editors have referred to and cited published reliable sources on the topic of IQ classification. It is dismaying to see that the number of reliable sources cited in the article has actually declined over the last few years. To help the process of finding reliable sources for articles on psychology and related topics, I have been compiling a source list on intelligence since I became a Wikipedian in 2010, and I invite you to make use of those sources as you revise articles on Wikipedia and to suggest further sources for the source on the talk pages of the source list and its subpages. Because the IQ reference chart article has been tagged as needing expert attention for more than half a year, I have opened discussion on the article's talk page about how to fix the article, and I welcome you to join the discussion. The draft I have in my user sandbox shows my current thinking about a reader-friendly, well sourced way to update and improve the article. I invite your comments and especially your suggestions of reliable sources as the updating process proceeds. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 20:54, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

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large magellanic cloud page[edit]

Hi. I was reading through the Large Magellanic Cloud page, and noticed the following in the first paragraph:

"It has a mass equivalent to approximately 10 billion times the mass of our Sun (10^10 solar masses),..."

10^10 would be: 100,000,000,000, or 100 billion, not 10 billion. Since I'm not an astrophysicist and don't know what the number is supposed to be, I thought I'd bring this inconsistency up to one of the page editors. I figured even if you don't know, you might know who does... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.55.89.227 (talk) 22:04, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Accidental abbreviation?[edit]

During this edit you abbreviated the word "squad" to "sq". I suspect it wasn't something you meant to do, looking at the sort of editing you were doing, but I may be missing the reason for it. Could you check and verify your edit? --Nat Gertler (talk) 18:18, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Nat, thanks for the message and pointing out the glitch. Here's what likely happened. I use WikEd for editing, and after changing hyphens to en dashes I press the "Fix Unicode character representations" button. This changes "ndash" to "–" in the edit window. It occassionally has unintended effects like changing "squad" to "sq­". I will check to see if there is a place I can report this glitch. - Scwlong (talk) 20:37, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

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