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Me[edit]

I am a student librarian and enjoy writing, reading and reseaching, or helping patrons' with their research, so I hope to expand Wikipedia's collection. I study physical science, pedagogy, Deutsch and mathematics at Appalachian State University. My homepage is hosted by the university, and I livejournal at http://vap0rtranz.livejournal.com; rather than just an EMO diary, I do occasionally post substantial essays.

My Motto[edit]

I aspire to write articles that establish Wikipedia as a valuable general reference and special reference material. With this motto in mind, and recalling the advice of my childhood reference – the World Book Encyclopedia, I aspire to write articles that: have a 1. broad scope, be 2. current, 3. authoritative, 4. impartial, and 5. revised. (World Book, vol. 22:33)

Justin 22:37, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

120px-Single.png Hello Vap0rtranz, and welcome to Wikipedia! Here are some recommended guidelines to help you get involved. Please feel free to contact me if you need help with anything. Best of luck and happy editing!  ♥ Kylu  (talk • contribs • email • logs • count)
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I know you know your way around, but I figured it'd be nice to welcome you anyway! Hope to see you around! ~Kylu (u|t) 06:44, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Computer science[edit]

Hi! Just wanted to welcome you to WikiProject Computer science. Please stop by the project talk page to see what the other project participants are discussing right now. --Allan McInnes (talk) 05:17, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Allan! Justin

Welcome to Wikiproject on SCOTUS cases[edit]

I have been behind in welcoming new participants, but I just wanted to say welcome to the WikiProject on U.S. Supreme Court Cases.--Kchase02 T 18:27, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Kchase! Quite an obtuse acronym you have there: "SCOTUS" Justin
Indeed. The other one is USSC, but neither is in wide usage.--Kchase02 T 21:30, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

JW and Franz[edit]

Hi Justin :) my pleasure to meet you. Sorry if I stepped on your toes, and thanks for inviting me to this discussion.

Essentially, my changes were a question of style. I tried to correct what I felt was inferior wording, add details that were relevant and/or would help the reader understand, and also adhere to the WP guidelines for this project. The points you brought up, as I understand them, are:

(1) Use of JW words such as "publisher", "pioneer", "branch overseer", etc. Why not include a phrase such as "known by the Witnesses as a "pioneer" or some such phrase, just for clarity's sake. I don't feel that including the unfamiliar JW term in a sentence which uses a well-known term is sufficient to inform the reader that the JW term is synonymic to the well-known term; it is not "defining" the term. Your method is similar to some of the proverbs; not all people understand that one half of the sentence illuminates, or helps to explain, the other half. I know I didn't, until I got much older; however, students (and I suspect that many of them will be coming here to WP) are not very old. If you feel that "religion" is more appropriate than "religious group", it is not an issue for me; it was a matter of style to me. "Organization" is not specific to Jehovah's Witnesses, despite the fact that its use is common within the JW community; the term relates to any and all organized groups, and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is included in that category.

(2) Reference to Knorr as the final word on submitted articles. I am probably in error there. I've read both of Franz's books, and many sections of them twice or three times. But I haven't read any parts of them in the last year, and so I edited that sentence from what I thought I knew, from memory. It was most likely Karl Adams responsibility. But I know that some of the writing department's work went to Knorr, because on one occasion he brought it to Fred Franz and asked, 'What do we do now?' (I think that was related to the restructuring of the organization in 1976). I meant to bring the books home from my place of employment today, but forgot. I'll check them again tomorrow.

My pleasure to work with you :), and I'll get back to you. Yours in the spirit of Wikipedia. --RogerK 03:36, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

Franz's footnote on page 187 of "In Search of Christian Freedom" states, "...there were three persons whose signatures were required on all material for publication: those of Nathan Knorr, Fred Franz, and Karl Adams." Whether Knorr or F. Franz actually read all of the material before giving their approval is questionable. Franz makes it apparent in "Crisis of Conscience" that Adams had his subordinates submit their work to him 'for editing and approval' (pages 24 and 25), and that Adams sometimes brought their work to the attention of Knorr (pages 26 and 27). So it seems that Adams authority to approve content was limited, and that Knorr expected to be informed in instances where those limitations were reached.
It seems that we are left with a cloudy situation, my friend :). Express it in any manner you like.
I just checked the article and found that some semi-reverts have been made since last night, ostensibly in the pursuit of a finer article. I am all in favor of that, and yet so many errors have been introduced by these changes that I tend to think that there is an ego problem involved. I don't want to waste my time arguing with editors who introduce errors and do not check their work simply because they want it done their way. For instance, Ray Franz does not have to be addressed as "Raymond Franz" throughout the article. The article is titled "Raymond Franz". We all know it is about Raymond Franz. The only time it is necessary to make a distinction between the two Franzs is when Fred Franz is being spoken about; then it is appropriate to write HIS full name in the article. This is rather rudimentary, yet some editor insists on doing it 'his way'.
I don't have a lot of time to spend on Wikipedia. I don't want to waste it in endless discussions about why such-and-such an edit is right or wrong. I'd prefer to work with editors who are more knowledgeable, such as yourself, and devote what time I have to quality edits. In the spirit of Wikipedia :). --RogerK 01:26, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Re:Translation Requests[edit]

Hi, it is not advisable to place the link for that purpose, for such invalid links will confuse readers. Instead, I suggest you post a request here. --BorgQueen 10:18, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Ah. MmmK. That protocol needs to be added to a Wiki guide :) And thanks for the link (although I will probably translate it myself ;) Justin 10:25, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi![edit]

Hi Vaportranz!

I've just added my name to the list at the Buddhism Portal. I'd like to get involved, creating, editing, whatever needs doing! If there's anything you think I could help with, please let me know, either on my talk page or by email (user dot rentwa at googlemail dot com). Rentwa 22:30, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikiproject North Carolina[edit]

In an effort to expand this project, I've requested a bot tag most of the articles under the Category:North Carolina. If you could, please look over this list User:Betacommand/North Carolina and remove any that should not get tagged with the Wikiproject North Carolina Template. Thanks Morphh 01:20, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Total re-write of the main Physics page is in progess[edit]

You might like to join us at Physics/wip where a total re-write of the main Physics page is in progess. At present we're discussing the lead paragraphs for the new version, and how Physics should be defined. I've posted here because you are on the Physics Project participant list. --MichaelMaggs 08:04, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

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Mathematics CotW[edit]

Hey Vapor, I am writing you to let you know that the Mathematics Collaboration of the week(soon to "of the month") is getting an overhaul of sorts and I would encourage you to participate in whatever way you can, i.e. nominate an article, contribute to an article, or sign up to be part of the project. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks--Cronholm144 22:52, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

University of Saskatchewan[edit]

Noticed you were a member of Wikiproject Canada - Education.... Celebrate the Centennial University of Saskatchewan Anniversary in the year 2007. Would you please go to Article Collaboration and Improvement Drive and vote for this University of Saskatchewan article!!! Tell any and all other editors / U of S students you know who wiki to vote also please!!! Please help Celebrate the Anniversary of the U of S University of Saskatchewan Academics Talk Please help to bring the article to feature status !!!SriMesh | talk 02:54, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

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!

P.S. While this is a template for maximum efficiency, I would appreciate a note on my talk page so I know you got the message, and what you think. This is time-sensitive, so your urgent cooperation is appreciated. :) Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 22:46, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Help me please[edit]

Hello there!! I am a Mexican student (at Tec de Monterrey) and also a new wikipedian. Can you help me please? I would like to ask you some questions. - I need to know about your college major or degree and also in which school did you studied. - I also need to know if you think it would be difficult for me to study there, as I am not a native English speaker. Thank you.

--Flea 1100962 20:15, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

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Francis Lucille[edit]

Hi, I have found your username from the spirituality section. I need your help and suggestion. I am trying to add an article on one of the Living spiritual teacher. but,I am facing an problem.

The editors who have visited this page don't understand spirituality and they have tagged it for deletion. i need your help urgently. so they are trying to compare it with other biographies in the field of sports etc. As you know,the field the spirituality is not very commercial. so I am having a hard time convincing them. could you please help amd and take a look at article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lucille http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Francis_Lucille.

Appreciate all your help.


Thanks Amarhindustani Amarhindustani (talk) 15:50, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

WP:Hornbook -- a new WP:Law task force for the J.D. curriculum[edit]

Hi Vap0rtranz,

I'm asking Wikipedians who are interested in United States legal articles to take a look at WP:Hornbook, the new "JD curriculum task force".

Our mission is to assimilate into Wikipedia all the insights of an American law school education, by reducing hornbooks to footnotes.

  • Over the course of a semester, each subpage will shift its focus to track the unfolding curriculum(s) for classes using that casebook around the country.
  • It will also feature an extensive, hyperlinked "index" or "outline" to that casebook, pointing to pages, headers, or {{anchors}} in Wikipedia (example).
  • Individual law schools can freely adapt our casebook outlines to the idiosyncratic curriculum devised by each individual professor.
  • I'm encouraging law students around the country to create local chapters of the club I'm starting at my own law school, "Student WP:Hornbook Editors". Using WP:Hornbook as our headquarters, we're hoping to create a study group so inclusive that nobody will dare not join.

What you can do now:

1. Add WP:Hornbook to your watchlist, {{User Hornbook}} to your userpage, and ~~~~ to Wikipedia:Hornbook/participants.
2. If you're a law student,
(You don't have to start the club, or even be involved in it; just help direct me to someone who might.)
3. Introduce yourself to me. Law editors on Wikipedia are a scarce commodity. Do knock on my talk page if there's an article you'd like help on.

Regards, Andrew Gradman talk/WP:Hornbook 05:58, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

RFC on the inclusion of a table comparing SI units and Binary prefixes[edit]

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