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Fair enough; my bad. Actually, though, repeater transmitters never warrant their own articles independently of their originating station (there's nothing you can possibly say about them that doesn't fit in just fine as a footnote in the original article), so technically there shouldn't ever be a CBVE-TV article. Bearcat 01:08, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

MIT great dome image[edit]

I've added this to Image:Mitgreatdome.jpg: Photographed circa 1964, from a location on the banks of the Charles River on the Boston Side, via a time exposure with a 180mm lens on a 35mm camera. The image is still linked from the article on The Gadget Maker but has been replaced with a different one in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology article. I don't know anything about the new image. Dpbsmith (talk) 13:22, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Broadcast database[edit]

The Industry Canada database isn't structured in such a way that it's usable as a resource to help write Wikipedia articles about radio or television stations. For example, it can't be extrapolated into an FMQ or TVQ template the way the FCC's can. The only place on Wikipedia in which I've ever raised the lack of a CRTC database was specifically within the context of what resources one can use to write Wikipedia articles about Canadian radio stations -- since the Industry Canada database isn't a particularly helpful resource for that purpose, my comment stands. Bearcat 16:22, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Boston, Massachusetts - critique needed[edit]

I don't know if you are aware of it, but the article is currently a candidate for featured article status. Nevertheless, I was wondering if you could be able to look over the article and see if anything more can be done with it. Thanks. Pentawing 02:33, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

KJUL- article name[edit]

Please read Wikipedia:WikiProject_Radio_Stations#Stations_with_call_signs and you will see that if you dab an FM station it is -FM and not (FM). Vegaswikian 06:04, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Mutual funds as trusts[edit]

I stand corrected. US Mutual Funds may be structured as trusts.

However you have misread my intentions in the edit I made. I have spent a long time trying to remove the heavy US bias in many investment articles and especially in the article 'mutual funds'. If you look back through the history you will see the article assumed all collective investments were sub-types of mutual funds whereas the SEC makes clear distinctions for the US and this is definitely not the case elsewhere in the world. To try and counter the bias I started the article collective investment scheme to give a world view. Furthermore I added the two descriptions in the lead paragraphs of the mutual fund article to spell out the US and non-US usage and added a statement to make it clear the remainder of the article follows the US meaning and added link to the collective investment article for all others.

I assumed the US regulator in stating 'MF = open-end companies', meant that they were all companies now I have followed the link to the legislation it is apparent that the 'management company' is what's being referred to and that "any redeemable security of which it is the issuer" may well refer to a trust. I will re-instate your edits and expand the point in the article. Simon West 16:28, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Gulf Oil[edit]

You have added the following text :

Gulf Oil Limited Partnership, based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, now owns the rights to the Gulf brand; the partnership operates a distribution network reaching from Maine to Ohio. Most Gulf-branded filling stations are owned by Cumberland Farms of Canton, Massachusetts, which owns a two-thirds interest in Gulf Oil L.P. Some stations are independently-owned franchises.

Are you talking about rights to the Gulf brand worldwide or just in the US?. The Hindujas certainly use the Gulf brand in Asia and Europe - and I wasn't aware they were doing so under any form of licence from this Gulf Oil LP. Bob BScar23625 08:15, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Public Radio vs NPR[edit]

My interpretation comes from reading the websites for stations, and and A public radio station, or groups of stations in one state, is an independent non-profit business entity that pays a yearly fee to get programming from NPR, and in addition pays a per show fee for each show they broadcast. Some stations sell their programming back to NPR for distribution, and they receive a fee. NPR also sells their content to XM Radio. The independently owned stations buy their programming from NPR and PRI and APM, and of course some just play music, and some produce their own content. If you visit a staion website they list themselves as members of "BBC" "PRI" and "NPR". It is not like the US TV affiliate system where a station must contract with only one of the content providers to be able to receive programming for broadcast. Being a member station to NPR means you pay the yearly fee to NPR which allows you buy programming. The other wording made it sound like the arrangement similar to TV affiliate "all or nothing" contracts. What part do you disagree with?

"All of these networks are organized as membership cooperatives; member stations provide most of the funding for their operations through annual dues. The networks then contract with program producers—often the same member stations—to deliver programming to the membership."

I think I am confused by the word "network". I am not sure who the network is, and who is paying the dues to whom. Perhaps if you were to fill it out a bit more so its clearer to me. I only know how the New Jersey Public system works. There are about 6 transmitters and they get their funding from the state of New Jersey, The National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, corporations and pledge drives. The money pays for operating expenses and is used to purchase programming from NPR, PRI and APM. A lot of the details of how the Public radio system works came out when people were complaining when NPR was given its multi million dollar donation, and the local stations (NPR member stations) complaining that they deserved the money more. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 03:37, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

North American Call-Sign[edit]

deleted half the page? it was not me. check the edits before you go about accusing people of vandalism. if you were asking about a week or two ago, my browser was having issues and it took me 3 or 4 edits to get it right.

User:Raccoon Fox - Talk 02:50, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for clarifying. User:Raccoon Fox - Talk 19:36, 29 April 2006 (UTC)


am example was given at the fcc's website. W48AV. most other 5-letter stations "W00xx" or "K00xx" are like that, although some have -LP or even -CA licenses. User:Raccoon Fox - Talk 10:16, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

i never said it had the suffix. it was a listed class, so what's the point of reverting it, just becuase it's not the exact evidence you want? User:Raccoon Fox - Talk 01:16, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Yes, the page is about call-signs. However, if you study callsigns, you'd also know that suffixes are important, as they also denote broadcast classes (-LP, -CA, -TV, and so on). That section was about suffixes and classes, so the broadcast class -TX does warrant being there. User:Raccoon Fox - Talk 01:20, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
my my my, we are very uncivil today, aren't we? User:Raccoon Fox - Talk 01:26, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Could you do me a favour?[edit]

I'd like to know how to encourage a wikipedian to write up an article for WSAR in Mass. You seem to be active in radio-related topics, so how would I go about doing this? - Amgine 15:39, 21 June 2006 (UTC)


Its not an assertion, and feel free to correct it, but "64/256 QAM" are modulation modes (which happen to be the two valid modulation modes on DVB-C), not entire platforms. There is also the statement from the DVB Group [1] stating that its in use in the US. However, even if the main cablenets are not using it, "64/256 QAM" is not a transmission system. --Kiand 02:58, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, the two commonly accepted modes, just checked my DVB reference here and other QAM levels are also valid, just not used very often (or at all when it was printed). --Kiand 03:02, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks: your edits at Robert Metcalfe[edit]

Appreciate making the mention of Mr. Robert Metcalfe's present activities more specific. --Raanoo 06:14, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

Re: Los Angeles TRACON[edit]

It's okay. It's still a suitable example. If you changed it to say "SoCal", that's just fine with me. -- Denelson83 02:21, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Your edits of Quabbin Reservoir[edit]

You quote a nonexistent rule about section headings. I think it is entirely arrogant to edit something just to change it to your own personal preferences. I was trying to find something that you created (there was nothing) so that I could edit it just for kicks, then you could see how I feel. I spent a lot of time editing not only the content, but also the location of various disconnected informational sentences, so that the article not only had proper grammar, but also proper form. You come along and hack it for kicks. This is not good. --LymanSchool 01:38, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Retrieved from "" What part of "If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly or redistributed by others, do not submit it." don't you understand? (I quote directly from the boilerplate text on Wikipedia's edit screen.) 121a0012 06:57, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
I understand that Wikipedia is not yours. You have neither particular right nor privilege to screw up others person’s work. I have been watching your incredible misbehavior and I do not have a clue how you thought that you could continue to operate in this manner. Wikipedia articles are a joint effort for addition and improvement. They are not to be rewritten to your special brand of style. So far, you have contributed nothing to the substance of this article. Instead, you have just hacked this (and other articles) as though you thought you get some brownie points for the number of edits you accomplish. Grow up. N26825 21:57, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Pedro J. Ramírez[edit]

You wrote: What?

Could you please be more specific?. Thak you. Randroide 13:41, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

"Bogus" Edit[edit]

I reverted it because "Peter" is mentioned as the host at the top of the article, and listed as host. I think by that point in the article, the reader would know who "Peter" is. Whammies Were Here (PYLrulz) 12:34, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Ok, i see what your talking about now. When I had edited it, I knew around that time, that there was a trivia section that pretty much had the same identical information (though it might have gotten pruned before or after I had made the edit, all I remember was that there was identical info, and edited it as such.
Thats my bad. Whammies Were Here (PYLrulz) 12:09, 27 January 2007 (UTC)


The translations are from Julius L. Sackman's "Nichols on Eminent Domain", Volume I, p.10-11 (Sec.1.12) (revised third edition, 1964) where they are footnoted as being taken from "Lib. Ill, C. 20." (that's right, Ill and not III) (the Grotius quotation) and "Lib. I, C. 1 sec. 19" (the Puffendorf citation).

--sol 06:46, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

I just realised that the Ill-III distinction is pointless because of sans-serif fonts. That's Eye Ell Ell instead of Eye Eye Eye.

Re: WPTZ[edit]

Thanks. There were some updates needed in terms of Weather Plus. --Sam 07:04, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Brant Rock radio tower monument[edit]

Hi. I live in Kingston, Ma. I saw the pic you took of the monument marking the space where the radio tower was in Brant Rock. I'm interested in checking it out. Where is it exactly? I noticed the trailers / campers /rvs in the background which leads me to believe that it is probably in or near that large campground at the tip of Brant Rock. Am I warm? Thanks, Adam Stanhope. --AStanhope 15:52, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

May 2007[edit]

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Numismatics guidelines change proposal[edit]

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"Vermont" television stations located elsewhere[edit]

I would think that an antenna on Mansfield would qualify as a Vermont-located TV station. But I receive Radio Moscow. Putting this station down as a Vermont Radio station is, to say the least, frivolous. It would be intellectually dishonest. If physical boundaries mean nothing to electromagnetic waves, why even bother? Student7 (talk) 22:01, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


The original article WGBH is about the entire station including both television and radio. The Introduction, the History section, the Transmission facilities section, the Studios section, the Callsign history section, and the Identification and sounder section all apply to the WGBH in general, not only the television station. While it may be appropriate to have a separate article about WGBH-TV, the original WGBH article is not specifically about the television station (or the radio station). So, as the article practically is about WGBH in general, and the WGBH is the primary topic from which WGBH-TV and WGBH (FM) fork, it makes sense to start with WGBH and then move things out to WGBH-TV or to WGBH (FM) as appropriate, rather than to move everything not about television to WGBH-TV. —Centrxtalk • 07:35, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

Discussion on Talk:Eyeglass prescription and correctable vision[edit]

I don't presume to know your entire medical or ocular history, but I'm curious about your case. From your posts I gather that you are very intelligent but have not been given full explanations of what is happening with your eyes. For example, it is a common misconception that two eyes are needed for the perception of depth. Stereopsis is just one of many depth cues. If you would like to discuss your case further, I'd be willing to analyze your case and consult directly with experts at the Illinois College of Optometry and the Illinois Eye Institute. However, I completely understand if you would rather not post your medical history on Wikipedia. If you are interested, I can supply you with an email address to contact me. Best wishesGarvin Talk 20:14, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

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Re: 941–955 Boylston Street[edit]

I replied on my talk page. --Daysleeper47 (talk) 18:03, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Stephen Jay Gould[edit]

Hi, I hope that the English of my translator is comprehensible. I have around 9 wise written from Stephen Jay Gould, they have not been translated by me, I am only a reader that appreciates them for their depth. The half they have been translated from Libero Sosio, the other half from launchings other translators. Of these 9 wise man I have inserted on 4-5, but to brief I will complete the job. I become me account that the wordy style of Gould both difficult to translate, but I can guarantee that I am well written and really interesting books and appassionanti. For the quotations on Wikiquote I didn't have there really thought, I think that someone I will put her.--Eumolpo (talk) 17:09, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009[edit]

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Boston metro area UHF OTA[edit]

Thanks for your April 2009 comments on the WGBH discussion page...

Most of the Boston metro area UHF OTA channels appear to not be in use. For example, 33-37. Why would these not be available? Are they being used for something else? - (talk) 14:03, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for that amazing explanation! You obviously know a great deal about a very obscure but interesting field. Where would one learn about these kinds of things? What WP articles cover these subjects from this perspective? Where does this kind of knowledge and data belong in WP, so that anyone interested in "Boston area OTA TV frequency allocation/usage" would be able to find it? - (talk) 02:06, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

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Strunk. And White[edit]

Actually, I was trying to uncover a better reason to get rid of my pet peeve, because it is informal, the word "home to." You are right about the continuted passive. For both of us, though, S&W is part of WP:MOS. Alonjg with other stuff. Student7 (talk) 11:45, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Armed forces rank insignia request ?[edit]

Hey 121a0012
Is it possible to request rank insignia for e.g. :
Royal Danish Navy "OR"'s ? :

or for the Royal Danish Airforce :

and :

I'd love to help, but i'm no good been creativ ;-)...
best regards
Gddea - Daniel E. Als-Juliussen (talk) 12:49, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

WBT (radio station)[edit]

Isn't your source dated 1941, not 1931?Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 20:24, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

E.K. Jett posting[edit]

hi - nice job on the EK Jett biography (FCC commissioner). i'm his great-grandson - it turns out that your post had information that i wasn't aware of (e.g., the fictitious name he used to join the navy) and i would be interested in learning more about your sources and how to get copies. i had actually contacted the NPC in St Louis some years back, and was informed that they had no file for him re: military records. i can be reached at (or i guess thru my wiki account). thanks again for the bio, and best regards Adale501 (talk) 15:23, 10 August 2012 (UTC)a dale

EK Jett response[edit]

hi - thanks so much for your response. i really appreciate the citations you gave to broadcasting and advertising magazine in the wiki article - i'll pull those up. i'll also have to contact the NPRC again - i had spoken with somebody there some years ago who seemed more interested in closing out his project than in conducting a thorough search (he said he could find no file, which never made sense but i never pursued it). i'm not sure how much depth you're interested in for a wiki page (or the FCC project you're working on), but if you'd like, i have a copy of a lengthy baltimore sun article announcing his retirement and providing an overview of his career, as well as his saturday evening post article "Phone Me By Air" that has been cited by some as predicting cell phones - i'd also be happy to PDF these if you think that would be helpful

also, what is the source behind the fictitious name he used to enlist? family lore has it that he signed up using the name of his older brother, which may also explain the difficulty i had tracking down his military file . . .

incidentally, re: your FCC commissioner project - i worked there as an attorney for a number of years and would be happy to discuss the agency if you're interested in that sort of thing. one thing that occurs to me is that the reorganization you mentioned was touched on in an excellent book about Federal bureaucracy entitled "Bureaucracy in a Democracy" by Charles Hyneman (Hyneman was the FCC staffer who planned and implemented the reorg). anyway, i can be reached either here or at my hotmail account thanks again, and best regards Adale501 (talk) 01:20, 11 August 2012 (UTC)a dale

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Do You know what the acronym WOL stands for? (the radio station) --Manorainjan (talk) 19:28, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

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