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Happy editing! Robert McClenon (talk) 19:51, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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Talk:Cold fusion[edit]

Hi, thanks for the note on my talk page. I can't quite tell what's going on there, but you seem to have retrieved an old edit request and some other posts from the archive, going back months. If you agree with a previous suggestion, it's better to re-post it in your own words, and with your own sources and arguments. If you post an identical request it's likely to be rejected for the same reason as before. Then people get annoyed that the page is cluttered up with old material and discussions about why it has been archived again.

I hope this helps a little, but if I've misunderstood by all means let me know. I'll look out for your post here. SlimVirgin (talk) 01:59, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

I've noticed your reply on the reported issue. Thanks. I thinks some aspects needs further analysis. Among these could be how how to proceed when some aspects get improperly archived without being sufficiently clarified. Isn't this type of archiving problematic pattern of edits by trying to hinder the discussion of some content aspects that could improve the article? Also I'd like to ask how to handle notifications of problematic edits on talk page(s) such as the section Use of the archive from cold fusion talk. Hasn't it been archived too quickly?-- (talk) 07:32, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
I archived the "Use of the archive" section because it didn't seem helpful. I'm not familiar with this topic or what has gone on at the talk page before, but my understanding is that it is difficult to find reliable sources on the issue (perhaps unfairly, perhaps not, I have no idea). It's therefore important to become familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines before suggesting edits, because suggestions are going to be subject to greater scrutiny than usual. If a suggestion is turned down and archived, it probably means there's no point in repeating it, unless you have new sources or arguments, in which case the suggestion should be rewritten.
It might help if you could create a user name or make sure you stick to one IP address, for reasons of continuity. SlimVirgin (talk) 22:08, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


Yes, it is true that there is some confusion and inconsistency about the difference between mole (unit) and molar mass. A specific pure substance has molar mass, the mass of a mole of the pure substance. (Molar mass is sometimes referred to as molar weight also, but properly weight should be stated in dynes or newtons rather than grams or kilograms, and is dependent on the assumption of sea level.) A mole, as a unit, is simply a way of stating Avogradro's number. Robert McClenon (talk) 18:48, 12 January 2015 (UTC)