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Thanks. — Headbomb {ταλκκοντριβς – WP Physics} 09:23, 15 March, 2009 (UTC)

I need your help[edit]

Hi metrologists, I ask for your help. I am stalked by two Chemists that unfortunately have no clue about metrology. I try to make sure that articles are written in correct metrological terminology. Now they are planing to ban me again (see here User_talk:Kkmurray/1). I hope you guys can see that his article Kendrick mass is full of incorrect language (even though it is all taken from reviewed papers) and that my article Kendrick (unit) is better.

Here you find the whole story of the current argument: Talk:Kendrick_mass.

We had an argument before on which they achieved to have me banned for one year. I still think this ban was incorrect. The argument was about a physical quantity in mass spectrometry, the mass-to-charge ratio. Some in the chemistry branch of mass spectrometry use a "dimensionless" m/z and my claim is that a mass-to-charge ratio by definition cannot be dimensionless and therefore needs a unit and that a symbol m/Q would be more appropriate. I partly won the argument because my article Thomson (unit) is still alive.

The deeper issue on this new argument is that many chemists seem not able to make the difference between a quantity Q = n * unit, and the numerical factor n of a quantity. Please check yourself and I would really appreciate your support here Talk:Kendrick_mass. Kehrli (talk) 31 October 2010

Human height in the metric system[edit]

Just seeking a wider range of input from informed persons at Template_talk:Height#rfc_97AACED.--Gibson Flying V (talk) 12:11, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

And again at Template_talk:Infobox_NFL_player#Human_height_and_the_metric_system.--Gibson Flying V (talk) 21:03, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Wrong category name?[edit]

Please express your opinion here. --Daniele Pugliesi (talk) 02:24, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Measurement articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 18:52, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Rod as a volume[edit]

An edit (diff) claims that a rod can be a unit of volume equal to 1000 cubic feet. The source is:

Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures; Springer, 2003
Author: François Cardarelli
Sample chapter: Other Systems of Units

The sample chapter has a "UK Measures of Volume" table on page 14 of the pdf (page 33 of the book) which asserts that 1 rod = 1000 cubic feet. It is likely there is no other mention of the use of "rod" as a volume in the book. I have not seen this claim before and I'm inclined to think the source is not sufficiently reliable to introduce novel information. Any opinions? A complication is that the book seems to be used in about 50 articles (search). Johnuniq (talk) 10:05, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

  • The same book has been used as a source for Wrap (unit) (one of the 50), defining it as a measure of length which has been used in the UK, 240ft. The Oxford English Dictionary does have a measure of length as one sense of "wrap" - but at 3564 yards! Worrying. PamD 19:52, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Category:Narrow streets[edit]

Category:Narrow streets, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you.RevelationDirect (talk) 00:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Astronomical units[edit]

A discussion is occurring at Talk:Astronomical unit about the unit symbol, standard abbreviation (as used in the field), English language usage, standardization body competentcy, and Wikipedia's use. -- (talk) 03:50, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)