User talk:Tabby

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Hello, Tabby, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thanks for your contributions, and I hope you'll like the place enough to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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1 handed working[edit]

Yeah, that safety measure suggestion is found in the Boatanchor FAQ which I used as the reference. If you can find any reference that has a more modern spin to it, feel free to include it. - LuckyLouie 23:53, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

Adding a stub[edit]

Hi! To mark an article as a stub, type {{stub}}. Additionally, a list of stub types are available at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types. —Goh wz 10:09, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the editing you did recently to the soldering entry. I've been working on it for months and got it looking pretty good, but kind of ran out of steam lately. I'm actually an EE, and have never been to a soldering class. I've learned what I know by reading and practice through the years. It's clear you're much better educated about soldering than I am, and good to have you looking things over.

One comment though. I still maintain that it's a good idea to introduce any extra solder that may be needed from the opposite side of the joint as the iron. I do generally wet the tip of the iron before applying it to the joint, which makes for much better thermal transfer to the joint than a dry iron can provide. On small parts (0603 or smaller or thereabouts) that's enough solder to do the trick, provided as you say you hit it quickly before the flux deactivates. But on larger parts, or even on small parts with lots of copper underneath them (which slows down the heating up process), I find it necessary to add more solder, and I always add from the opposite side to be sure all the copper is adequately heated up. Middlenamefrank (talk) 18:30, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Cat play and toys[edit]

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Tabby, I went ahead and added images. Please feel free to move them around the page. Thanks. —Viriditas | Talk 20:47, 12 January 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for identifying my incorrect statement about multimeter fuses, I didn't consider the issue that much when I was doing a rewrite of parts of the article. I would appreciate it if you could take a look at the article for any thing else that that needs fixing up and fix it or put it on the talk page. --Adam1213 Talk 13:37, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Technological Utopianism[edit]

Technological Utopianism

Hello Tabby, I noticed you commented on the Technological Utopianism article but user Loremaster archived your points before I had time to comment. I have therefore revitalized your points but Loremaster keeps undoing my comments.

In the past Loremaster has made statements in discussion, which reveal he has a environmentalism bias and this causes (in my opinion) a somewhat censored-technophobic article. I would be grateful if you could partake in the discussions. The problem is that only myself and Loremaster edit the article and I do not have the courage to challenge his bullheadedness.

Regards (talk) 07:00, 4 June 2011 (UTC)JACK BLACK

Hi Jack

I see my small contribution has been deleted from the talk page, and as I recall it does seem to be a very relevant point, so I'm struggling to see how this act is justified. What I dont know is who to take this up with. Can you help? If this is resolved, then discussing the article should become workable. Until that's done I don't see how any progress could be made on the article. Tabby (talk) 21:11, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Unsourced edits[edit]

Please source the edit you did here or make it in sourced edits. --Macbookair3140 00:20, 16 August 2011 (UTC)



Can you mention articles with this problem? Bulwersator (talk) 13:32, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

This was an ongoing issue on Technological utopianism last time I was there. When decent material is wiped quickly from article and talk pages it kills any progress on the article. Tabby (talk) 14:20, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

[1] is the entry that Loremaster wiped out all trace of and refrence to multiple times, despite it being a rather core point for the article, and his counterposition being a purely political one.

Of course there's also [2] and [3] where MiszaBot wiped out a discussion on the 2nd editors survey thats clearly still in progress.

It makes the whole writing/editing a waste of time, and results in the survey remaining of nowhere near as much use as it could be. Tabby (talk) 21:40, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

MiszaBot archives all discussions at the Village Pumps that haven't received any new comments for over one week. Zero activity for greater than seven days is not what most of us think of as a discussion that is "clearly still in progress".
Your contribution history indicates that you have never added even a single word to the article on Technological utopianism, so I'm not sure why you're complaining about your changes to the article being removed. You did make a suggestion on the talk page back in May about material that could be added (without naming any WP:Reliable sources to support that material), and Loremaster archived it less than two minutes after his response the next day, but that's not the same thing as improving the article itself. WhatamIdoing (talk) 07:38, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

First point. The survey discussion had not been resolved, or anywhere near. I, like I presume many editors, do have more important things to do than wikipedia. Miszabot's settings are clearly causing a problem. The survey and the way its being arranged are very flawed, is failing in its aims, and is easily resolved.

2nd point. I chose to introduce the material on the talk page first to get feedback, since it was a somewhat different tack to the existing article content. I thought and think that is the constructive thing to do in that case. I don't see any reason why that would in any way make the issue go away. Of course this is the process of improving the article.

These are some of the prime issues in wiki that kill the progress on some articles, and result in editors rapidly losing respect for their fellow editors. This is not a good thing for wiki or the world, it's in direct opposition to wiki's aims. Tabby (talk) 13:16, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

When a discussion has been archived, and you still want to talk about the subject, you have two options: you can manually unarchive it (cut it out of the archives and paste it back on to the talk page), or you can simply start a new section.
For a page as busy as the Village Pumps (or ANI, where the timer is even shorter), we can't rely on individual humans guessing about whether a discussion is resolved. They won't guess any better than the bot (I certainly would have guessed that the discussion no longer interested anyone, since nobody [including you] had bothered to post a single word about it for an entire week, and the person in charge of the survey had firmly and directly declined to screw up the previously collected data by making any changes), and we don't have enough volunteers to even try. Keeping discussions open until every single participant agrees that it is "resolved" is not Wikipedia's aim. We're supposed to be WP:Here to build an encyclopedia, not here to whinge about or "resolve" concerns about a survey that isn't even being run by the English Wikipedia.
Which brings us to the second point: if you want your suggestions to be taken seriously, then you need to identify and name some decent WP:Reliable sources that talk about those ideas. Things you personally thought of simply don't belong in the encyclopedia. WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:47, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Colloidal silver[edit]

Hello, if you would like to overcome the opposition of somewhat conservative editors who intentionally create a biased article, we have to unite. Please reply on my talk page if you agree. Ryanspir (talk) 15:55, 1 January 2013 (UTC)ryanspir

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