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17th, 5th, 24th.

[ratio of two integers] [ Euler's number ] [independent variable or unknown value]. 17:18, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

q(u)....... -- w(h).......[1]

Does that help?

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For work contributed as Lexigator. Salisian (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Canadian Prime Minister Discussion

Hia! Thanks for your interesting contribution to the Canadian Prime Minister discussion on the Canada talk page (viz. at Archive 24). I had no idea that the title "Prime Minister" (if not the concept) was so recent! Have a barnstar for your interesting-ness:

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For making a talk page discussion about politics enlightening instead of brain-sucking.— Gopher65talk 21:45, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Gopher65 for that citation. Qexigator (talk) 21:50, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
and see "Thanks, that's actually pretty interesting.... " at 23:17, 7 October 2015 (UTC) Supreme Governor.

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For fixing errors recently forced into Common law. Bearian (talk) 15:03, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Bearian, for awarding this distinction.16:42, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

In memoriam[edit]

After the demise of Lexigator

  • who, from 27 April 2007 to 5 December 2010 (User:Lexigator; Special:Contributions/Lexigator) had been a user who had been declared old enough to remember what a typewriter is, and that's all you need to know: [[2]] 21:43, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

...with a thumbnail image of a pair of (masc.?) hands on an old fashioned Underwood captioned The QWERTY layout of typewriter keys became a de facto standard and continues to be used long after the reasons for its adoption have ceased to apply (source, section 'Typewriter legacy' at 'Science Fair Project Encyclopedia'. [3] --Qexigator(talk) 08:44, 26 April 2012 (UTC) + 09:00, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

An historian commends the use of Wikipedia[edit]

In a letter published in the London Times newspaper, 14 December, 2015, John Julius Norwich[4] stated that as a writer of history he resorted to Wikipedia[5] "at least a dozen times a day", and had never yet caught it out. He described it as "a work of reference as useful as any in existence", with so wide a range that it is almost impossible to find a person, place or thing that it has left uncovered, and that he could never have written his last two books without it.[1][2] 14:36, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

For ready reference[edit]

User:KConWiki, (AIW [6])Qexigator (talk) 08:01, 14 June 2012 (UTC)



...admin Is admin? ...contribution surveyor [7] ...find addition of text in a page history[8]


...make this look like this: {{ plainlink | url= | name= }}

...hide a page from Google, type __NOINDEX__ at the top of the page. to a point in a page insert {{anchor|someword}}. The link is [[page name#someword]].

Editor analysis[edit]

Edit summary counter

User rights

Sources and citations[edit]
Citation templates
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ISBN finder
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Memorable edit[edit]

"m (lol)"
  • comic, concise, correct

at Chakra revision 09:44, 18 April 2012 Jeraphine Gryphon deleting "Bold text" Qexigator (talk) 10:36, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Point of view[edit]

Qexigator was a (Wikipedia edit) novice.

Qexigator's POV:

In furtherance of Wikipedia's objectives, and in particular with reference to information and advice on the page 'Wikipedia:About':

1.-It would be helpful if editors could be encouraged to be aware of the following, as one criterion but not necessarily overriding: Every edit (new article or insert, deletion, internal link, category etc.) may affect the usefulness of the article if a user who is Creating a book is deciding about including it. Briefly: 'Is this likely to help the article's "bookability"?'.

-and when the convenient distribution of information over sets of articles with a topic in common is being considered, the prospective use of the articles for making a book needs to be taken into account, as mentioned at Talk:Royal Institute of British Architects. 21:38, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
-and see Wikipedia:Books and Help:Books/for experts -- 09:08, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

2.-Qexigator favours the protection of users and contributors (from novices to top Barnstars), and the integrity of the site as a whole, from vandalism and other bad faith. -- 14:17, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

-and as a means to that end commends
-and observes that thicksetters are sometimes hardliners, and hardliners sometimes thicksetters. [9] [10] --08:59, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Qexigator notes Jimmy Wales's pov (Recorded Aug 10, 2007) [11]: "I do have a personal philosophy... firmly rooted in reason... we all have as an ethical responsibility... to think really hard, .... focus our minds and try and find out what is true... that really guides everything...I do.... you can see that coming out in my work.... I’m a complete non-believer..... For me, the measure of a good life is really tied up with productivity ...actually doing something constructive, ...something useful with your time.... not a sort of duty to toil.... It should be fun.... exciting... creative. ... what makes life worth living, is having creativity and productivity, building things that are useful. (Recorded On: Aug 10, 2007) _Comment:Zachary Wolk: the concept of some "Objective Truth" negates Subjective Idealism, this only addresses one element of truth. Productivity being an idol is also a counter-productive model for change, we need to stop production until we can figure out how to produce more responsibly." [12] --23:02, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Minatory images[edit]

Was William-Adolphe Bouguereau ahead of his time? ("To many, he epitomized taste and refinement, and a respect for tradition. To others, he was a competent technician stuck in the past.") From the Gallery:[13]

  • The hell of edit wars: [14]
  • Fate of sockpups: [15]
  • OR? POV? Innocence?:[16]

14:27, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Note also Necker cube [17], Louis Albert Necker.09:43, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

In lieu of minitemplates[edit]

Five Doré Images

__Charon Gustave Doré's illustration to Dante's Inferno. Plate IX: Canto III: Arrival of Charon.

And lo! towards us coming in a boat / An old man, hoary with the hair of eld, / Crying: "Woe unto you, ye souls depraved!" (Longfellow's translation) And, lo! toward us in a bark / Comes an old man, hoary white with eld, / Crying "Woe to you, wicked spirits!" (Cary's translation)__'Dante's Inferno translated by The Rev. Henry Francis Cary, MA from the original of Dante Alighieri and illustrated with the designs of M. Gustave Doré. New Edition With Critical and Explanatory notes, Life of Dante, and Chronology. Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. New York, London and Paris',printed c. 1890 in America.

__Dante [18]. In the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray Canto 1 lines 1,2'.

__Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote - Part 1 - Chapter 1 - Plate 1 A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination. The History of Don Quixote, by Cervantes. The Text edited by J. W. Clark, M.A. (Sometime Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge) and a Biographical Notice of Cervantes by T. Teignmouth Shore, M.A. Illustrated by Gustave Doré. In Two Parts. Part I. Cassell & Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne. Originally published 1863; This edition 1906.

__Jonah: "Jonah Cast Forth By the Whale".

__Landscape Landscape in Scotland. Source Walters Art Museum. Date ca. 1878. Qexigator (talk) 12:43, 23 April 2012 (UTC)...Qexigator(talk) 22:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Qexigator (talk) 16:33, 25 April 2012 (UTC)


Qexigator has found opportunities for further research are provided at Wikisource and in connection with Wikibooks. See also[19] 19:52, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Some of Qexigator's favourites among the myriad listed on the user books Category pages Category:Wikipedia_books_(user_books) are these four from Lexigator's titles (of 2010, soon after Create a book was introduced):

--a cover image is proposed for each of those books on its Talk page (12:35, 11 September 2012 (UTC))

and one with the title Putting Two & Two Together (1-3) ~The Royal Exchange & The Goetheanum, a version of Nov 2010[[20]] which Qexigator has commended above other versions, expecting that anyone interested would prefer this version, either as it is or as a basis for creating a similar book.--07:08, 15 August 2012 (UTC).

(Qexigator has now added two subsidiary articles, bringing the book to about 506 pages, not including any preface added when ordered, bringing the price being quoted on the Pediapress page to £9.03 / US$29.76 / 24.24€).) -- 07:07, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

and a small sample of other titles:

Qexigator (talk) 16:27, 18 April 2012 (UTC) Qexigator (talk) 21:39, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

The pages for the titles listed above can be used for online reference by link to any of the listed articles. Qexigator (talk) 10:54, 19 April 2012 (UTC)Qexigator (talk) 14:07, 19 April 2012 (UTC) Qexigator (talk) 17:37, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Books for reference: remembrance of things past - broken links[edit]

Books from PediaPress was ended in July 2014. (08:54, 20 October 2014 (UTC))

The Catalog of Wikipedia Books at [21] was a further resource. In Qexigator's list of titles for online reference those in the Featured Books list were:

  • edited 'By Wikipedians'
    • Complexity Theories, Dynamical Systems and Applications to Biology and Sociology [22]
    • Earth science [23]
    • Programming Languages, The theory of programming [24]
    • Time, An overview [25]
  • one edited by 'Wikipedia User'
    • ParadoxWiki, Paradoxes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Time & Philosophy [26]
  • and one (2012 pages) by 'Pedro Oliveira'
    • The Elements, Periodic Table Reference [27]

(10:38, 19 April 2012) In Qexigator's lists for online reference there are also some from Wikisource, currently including:

Articles listed for books[edit]

  • ^ Times newspaper, 14 December 2015, [34]
  • ^ [35]