User talk:4th-otaku

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Hi 4th! I saw you edited the Fastflow (computing) article, and wondered if you might be able to give me an opinon as to its value for Wikipedia. The article was created by M. Aldinucci, a computer science professor in Italy, and one of the two authors of the library. He also added information about Fastflow to perhaps 20 -30 other comp. sci. articles on Wikipedia. He obviously has a conflict of interest. I see from sourceforge that it gets something like 100 or more downloads per month, which seems impressive. But on the other hand, it's not "notable" in Wikipedia's sense. Only a single paper has been presented about it, at an IEEE mini-conference last year. So basically, I'm asking whether you have the background to render an opinon about its suitability for Wikipedia. Was its creator just engaging in self-promotional spamming, or does the article's presence here actually benefit the encyclopedia? I'd be grateful for an independent opinion. Other editors urged me to seek to have all of Aldinucci's edits ( every one of which was to promote his work, Fastflow ) reverted and this article deleted when I discovered his COI last year, but I've been reluctant to pursue that, not knowing if the article and the information the author inserted about Fastflow into other pages is beneficial or not. Can you give me some idea as to its value? I'd be grateful. You can reply just below, btw; I'll put this page on my watchlist. Thanks,  – OhioStandard (talk) 11:04, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not an expert in the field. Not a C++ programmer either. So, I cannot evaluate the notabilty. I'm generally an inclusionist here; if the COI author has been properly warned and do not make any spam/COI edits further, the article is okay to stay for me. --4th-otaku (talk) 03:36, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Okay; thanks anyway. And thanks for correcting my usage of "Fastflow" re disambiguation, too. Best,  – OhioStandard (talk) 06:27, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Lua in Worms Armageddon[edit]

Hi, do you remember why did you add Category:Lua-scripted video games to Worms Armageddon in this edit? I'm not aware of any version which ever used Lua - the PC versions certainly didn't. I've undone your change for now. Thanks. --Vladimir (talk) 17:20, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your correction. It's listed in the ru:Lua article, so I've tried it. I will add a ru-version of {{citation needed}} there. --4th-otaku (talk) 19:17, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

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Lua thanks[edit]

I'd just like to thank you for doing a great job at the otherwise thankless task of policing the lists on Lua (programming language). --Cybercobra (talk) 11:58, 11 January 2012 (UTC)


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Copyright problem[edit]

Hello. I see that in December of 2011, you seem to have expanded the article List of potential habitable exoplanets with content that seems to have been copied from [1]. Clearly the page predates us, since it was already cited as a source in the article.

I'm afraid that this content is likely to be deleted, as the license for that website is not compatible with our own. We license our content under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike. Their license is "Non-Commercial." Since our own content is licensed for commercial reuse, we cannot take material that is non-commercial.

If the license had been compatible, we would be able to retain it, but only if you acknowledged your source. Please see Wikipedia:Plagiarism for how this is done.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to come by my talk page. Thanks. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:20, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment[edit]

Hey 4th-otaku; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:35, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

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Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey 4th-otaku. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 21:46, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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