User talk:Adrian J. Hunter

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Editor of the Week[edit]

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Adrian J. Hunter
Editor of the Week
for the week beginning June 12, 2016
An editor who started editing in August 2006, a dedicated WikiGnome who helps wherever he can
Recognized for
Work at the Help Desk
Nomination page

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Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week for your courteous help at the Help Desk. Thank you for the great contributions! (courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)

User:Worm That Turned submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:

I nominate Adrian J. Hunter to be Editor of the Week for his work at the Help Desk, where he's helped hundreds of users. He's been around for a few years (2006), but no one seems to realise how much good work he's done. He always uses the edit summary which displays his courtesy focused nature toward fellow editors.

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Thanks again for your efforts! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 22:16, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, Worm That Turned and Kevin. What a pleasant surprise!
Now, I shall celebrate my special week by mostly ignoring Wikipedia throughout a frantic flurry of marking! Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 03:23, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Penicillin production today[edit]

Hello Adrian. I have left a response for you at Talk:Penicillin#Penicillin production today. (You asked that question in 2007, but it might still interest you.) --David Göthberg (talk) 11:59, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Ha, thanks Davidgothberg. That made my day! I don't remember asking the question, but your response was interesting to me nonetheless. I've read tidbits here and there about optimisation of penicillin production in fungi (which seems to be ongoing [1]), but didn't know algae were also used.
Wikipedia's coverage of industrial biotech seems to be pretty patchy. Algaculture#Other_uses is rudimentary, and we don't seem to discuss the pros and cons of different organisms for fermentation anywhere. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 08:42, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I know the happy feeling when someone answers one of one's several years old questions here at Wikipedia. I am not sure why it is so funny, but it is. :)
And thanks for the link to algaculture. At least it confirms that algae are still used for some kind of medicine production. (Thus it seems my memory is not wrong.)
--David Göthberg (talk) 14:07, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Are Reality Stars Considered Actors?[edit]

Hello! I have a question. On Wikipedia, are reality stars considered actors? The way I see it, acting in a reality TV for years requires some acting talent. Just wanting to know for sure. Israell (talk) 16:19, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Whoah, tough question, Israell! Looking around the 'pedia, I see that most people in Category:Reality television participants are not also categorised as actors (unless independently known as conventional actors), and Category:Reality television participants is not a subcategory of Category:Actors. So it seems that, by and large, reality stars aren't considered actors. But I take your point that there may be certain stars who bend the definition of "reality" television, and might become known for their acting skill as demonstrated on reality TV. I think that's something to be considered on a case-by-case basis, ultimately deferring to reliable sources: if well regarded sources describe a particular person as an actor, then we should do the same. But if they're normally referred to as a participant/star/competitor/personality/whatever, then it's not up to us to declare them an actor.
But that's just how I see it, and I rarely edit TV-related articles. You could also ask at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television.
Cheers, Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 03:41, 30 July 2016 (UTC)