User talk:Tony1

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The Signpost
17 December 2014


Real-life workload: 8

  • 1 = no work pressure
  • 5 = middling
  • > 5 = please don't expect much
  • 10 = frenzied






  • Watchlisters: user page and talk page watchlisted by 371 editors (April 2014)
  • Estimated yearly hits as of May 2012 on my userspace (by extrapolating from the new-look traffic stats page, adjusted upwards for the six days of counter outage, 25–31 December 2011):
    • Total (yearly hits, est.): 51,608
    • User talk page: 15,127
    • User page: 9,103
    • User contribs: 6,334 (now that's spooky)
    • Redundancy exercises: removing fluff from your writing: 4,760
    • How to improve your writing: 3,231
    • Advanced editing exercises: 2,670 (renovating now: damn, it needs cleaning up)
    • Beginners' guide to the manual of style: 2,344 (desperately needs updating)
    • The six other tutorial pages: each less than 2,000.


What they say about Tony1


Being a reformer on the English Wikipedia and further afield in the Wikimedia movement brings me into contact with many people who have vested interests in resisting change. I am truly grateful for their advice, which has been important to my ongoing program of self-improvement. Here is a list of some of the most helpful comments from March 2013 to March 2014—all rigorously fact-checked to exclude mistruths and exaggerations (diffs available on request):



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Presumptuous language


Avoid phrases such as remember that and note that, which address readers directly in an unencyclopedic tone. Similarly, phrases such as of course, naturally, obviously, clearly, and actually make presumptions about readers' knowledge, and call into question the reason for including the information in the first place.


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Centralized discussion

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Wikimedia needs more women!


Cu–Pt type ordering in III–V semiconductor[edit]

I think this move is wrong because its not a range. Its not from Cu to Pt , and not group 3, 4 and 5, but just group 3 (III) and group 5 (V). Christian75 (talk) 09:12, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Ah, thanks Christian. I'll fix it. Tony (talk) 10:01, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Minimise arguments[edit]

"We have a house-style to minimise arguments on article talkpages." - Interesting. The result - in the case that still troubles me - is the opposite. An article could have been - as intended - my silent undebated Christmas present to the world, A Boy was Born. Instead, came the defenders of the holy house style, - and look at the debate. House style defenders took the image which proves them wrong from the article, and rather recently requested that the line saying it was not printed as they like it should also go. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:11, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Like democracy, it's not a perfect system; but can you imagine an editor-dense space like en.WP without centralised rules? It would be far worse. By contrast, most WMF sites have much lower levels of editor density; es.WP is a good example—like a ghost town, much of it, and you do as you please; but football articles, which are thronging with invested editors, have strict rules. Now, let me look at this article you refer to. Tony (talk) 14:24, 18 December 2014 (UTC) Well ... George Ho sometimes does things that irritate me, I have to say, but here, I see the point—can't you get an image of the whole front page of the score? Such a partial representation seems a little pointless to me. (I haven't looked at the talkpage.) Tony (talk) 14:27, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal Greets![edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015 !!!

Hello Tony1, May you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New year 2015.
Happy editing,
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The Signpost: 17 December 2014[edit]

Arbcom election results[edit]

Hi Tony. Is there an update for this graph? If not, any chance you could do one? Regards, --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 01:48, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

To you and yours

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FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:11, 22 December 2014 (UTC)