User talk:Alanf777

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Declarations[edit]

I've declared myself as a "connected contributor" in the ITT article (because I was a researcher ... middle-manager in 1970-1980).

I have been accused of being a single-purpose editor (I have actually contributed to 166 articles) and of being involved off-wiki with promoting Cold Fusion and/or Rossi's Energy Catalyzer. I have not worked for, or benefited financially from any organization in these fields, and thus do not need to declare myself a "connected contributor". I have ANALYZED the E-Cat extensively, and am personally convinced that it is real, even though it may not have risen to the level of "scientific proof".

Wikipedia:Subpages[edit]

User:Alanf777/draft cricket Alanf777 (talk) 22:24, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Orly Taitz [edit]

Nicely done! Useful and balanced information, but somehow, I'm not quite sure that Taitz was expecting something like that! Ravensfire (talk) 19:29, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

It seems that she NEVER gets what she wants. Alanf777 (talk) 19:45, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Saw your draft. Looks pretty good, but I've got some thoughts on it that I don't have the time to put down right now, but didn't want you to think I was ignoring your work. I'll put something up this evening! Ravensfire (talk) 22:26, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


John McCarthy (computer scientist)‎[edit]

Hi Alanf777, Related to your recent edits on John McCarthy (computer scientist)‎: we need first reliable references describing his dead, before we can accept changes in this sense. I hope you understand that we need to be careful before we declare somebody dead on Wikipedia. Thanks, SchreyP (messages) 18:50, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

That's fine ... Alanf777 (talk) 20:05, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

I've added a reliable reference. If you can publish somewhere (on your blog?) the communication you got from John's sister, I could add it as an additional reference. I'm very sorry if you were a friend of John's. Kragen Javier Sitaker (talk) 21:23, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

Unfortunately, it was on a subscription-only site, so it can't be referenced. (And I only know his sister, never met him.) Alanf777 (talk) 22:11, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

For what it's worth, I misconstrued the relationship of the person from whom I heard the news .. it's a daughter, not sister (she describes herself as "the sister of AI" ... and I misapplied the "sister of" to her father. )

User:POVbrigand/list#List_of_LENR_researchers[edit]

maybe you can have a look at my list. Feel free to edit --POVbrigand (talk) 21:39, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Wow!!

I could post it a vortex -- but why don't you come over : it's a mix of believers and extreme skeptics. http://www.mail-archive.com/vortex-l@eskimo.com/info.html to subscribe, then you can click thread/date for web version. Submissions are by email. Alanf777 (talk) 22:01, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

I cannot join everywhere. I am lurking on vortex, don't worry. You can report my list on vortex, I would appreciate some help. --POVbrigand (talk) 22:39, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Did you know about this book COLD FUSION The history of research in Italy ? Lots of information. --POVbrigand (talk) 14:12, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the links ... I'll put your list up on vortex next week. Alanf777 (talk) 19:25, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

(Personal attack removed) Wonderful, non-POV Pushing Editor[edit]

That's good - I feel better already :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.30.137.128 (talk) 23:37, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

ITT[edit]

I made several changes to ITT Corporation, Harold Geneen and Rand Araskog

Directive 42 not 32[edit]

The safety test is under directive 42, not 32. You have mixed them up. IRWolfie- (talk) 21:17, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Eighth Step[edit]

I'm editing Eighth Step Coffee House -- and see that you (User:FoCuSandLeArN) suggested some changes. I added some REF's and a REFLIST -- but it seems to be broken!!! I'd be grateful if you could fix it. (And tell me what I did wrong so I can avoid it in the future). Alanf777 (talk) 23:04, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

I had a slash vs backslash -- a passer-by fixed it Alanf777 (talk) 01:27, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

User page vs sandbox[edit]

Hi, Alanf777. You say on your user page that you are testing contributions to various articles. You should use your sandbox for that (there should be a link for it near your user name). Your user page should be about you as an editor. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 04:23, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I needed to clear my sandbox for re-organizing an entire article. I've moved (almost) everything to my sandbox, except for some stuff where I'm soliciting comments before incorporating it in an article. Alanf777 (talk) 20:40, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Cool. If you are working on multiple articles, another thing you may be interested to try are subpages. You can just create a subpage for each article you are working on. Just be careful not to add sub-page drafts to live categories because the categories should only contain "published" articles in the mainspace. Cheers, Jason Quinn (talk) 03:33, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Misrepresentation of source.[edit]

Just to make this entirely clear: if you misrepresent a source again by selective quotation, in the way you have done here [1], I shall have no hesitation in reporting you, and calling for you to be topic-banned per Wikipedia:general sanctions. AndyTheGrump (talk) 00:52, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Go ahead. I expanded the quote to remove the "selective quotation" Alanf777 (talk) 03:09, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Another reputable journal reference you can use to edit the Energy Catalyzer page[edit]

Trophy.png Well done For your efforts
Dear Alanf777. Here's another reputable journal reference you can use to edit the Energy Catalyzer page: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/interest-in-lenr-device-resurges-as-independent-report-is-released-2013-06-07 Brandon Hurd (talk) 18:18, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Emotional investment and NPOV[edit]

I am having trouble understanding the differing opinions you express here and here. It conveys the impression, when viewed with the rest of your edits, that you are attached to a particular point of view in a manner independent of the evidence. If this level of emotional involvement is such that you cannot dispassionately contribute to a discussion, then you should recuse yourself from the discussion. Thanks for your consideration. VQuakr (talk) 01:35, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

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January 2014[edit]

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I bring to your attention for discussion the aspects mentioned on user talk:Kirk shanahan. How do you consider these aspects and proposals?--188.27.144.144 (talk) 12:33, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

I don't care what users do on their own pages. Alanf777 (talk) 14:03, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Hydroton mechanism hypothesis[edit]

....... 188.27.144.144 (talk) 15:35, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, wiki user pages are not a forum for discussion. I participate most regularly on the vortex mailing list. Alanf777 (talk) 19:08, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
I had the impression that wikiarticle talk page are the most strict re forum aspect and not user pages. However, I should underline that the aspects suggested by me (on your talk page) have been proposed for analysis in order to be clarified for potential inclusion in article. (I also need to specify that I'm less to at all familiar with vortex mailing list).--188.27.144.144 (talk) 12:15, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Frascatti[edit]

Hello! I've noticed your latest posting to CF talk involving, among others, ENEA. I want to ask whether you have any (personal) connection to ENEA Frascatti.--82.137.11.180 (talk) 23:35, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

No, none at all. Alanf777 (talk) 00:16, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello Alanf777. Can you get in touch with me please to co-ordinate trying to fix the Energy Catalyzer article. Regards, Brandon Hurd. Contact me at: brandonDOThurdATgmailDOTcom Brandon_hurd (talk) 12:54, 10 Decemmber 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 105.236.82.16 (talk)

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You already have the discretionary sanctions notice. This covers cold fusion broadly construed, i.e. it includes the e-cat. As a single-purpose editor involved off-wiki with promoting these devices, you should restrict yourself to proposing specific changes on the Talk pages or you may be topic-banned. Guy (Help!) 16:50, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

SINGLE PURPOSE !!?? I think I have contributed to over 100 wiki articles. My best are major changes to Learning Curve and a whole section on Cricket. Alanf777 (talk) 17:01, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Cricket#Format_of_the_game Alanf777 (talk) 17:02, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
https://tools.wmflabs.org/xtools-ec/?user=Alanf777&project=en.wikipedia.org

Unique pages edited: 166 <============= SINGLE PURPOSE !!??

 Alanf777 (talk) 17:07, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Calorimetry input[edit]

Hi, Alanf777! I've noticed that you contributed to talk:calorimetry by proposing something. I think your input could be useful to the newest proposed additions on that talk page and other talk pages like those associated to standard enthalpy of formation and Hess's law about the heat of neutron capture and emission reactions.--5.2.200.163 (talk) 17:41, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

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Indent[edit]

The method for proper talk page indentation is described at WP:INDENT and WP:INTERSPERSE. For replies there should be a single additional colon. Regards! VQuakr (talk) 17:14, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

Phys.org[edit]

Phys.org is almost entirely churnalism. Please don't use it and please don't restore it. It was excess in any case in Energy Catlalyzer article, so i removed the ref I replaced it with -- which is the source that phys.org itself had lightly edited and republished. They cited it at the bottom of their piece. This is what they do. We mislead readers when we give them phys.org as some kind of actual independent source they can learn from - almost every thing they publish is derivative of press releases or other people's work and we should always just cite the underlying work instead of it. At some point I am going to start an RfC about this along the lines of the Daily Mail RfC. Jytdog (talk) 16:03, 8 August 2017 (UTC) (strike incorrect Jytdog (talk) 18:27, 8 August 2017 (UTC))

I'm not going to defend phys.org .. but I visit it daily. However, we can NOT quote a NON-reliable source directly. We can only do that if a RS comments on a non-RS : in that case we can (probably) include a secondary link to the NON-RS. Alanf777 (talk) 16:18, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
I took out the underlying source i added - it was redundant in any case. I cannot wrap my head around why anyone would voluntarily spend time reading press releases, but that is a different topic. Jytdog (talk) 16:34, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Please discuss on the EC talk page. Alanf777 (talk) 16:38, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
there is only an issue if you are going to argue that we keep phys.org - since all it does is churn an underlying unreliable source you have no argument to make, but i will look and see. Jytdog (talk) 16:47, 8 August 2017 (UTC) (strike, incorrect Jytdog (talk) 18:27, 8 August 2017 (UTC))
See phys.org. And make no further changes to Energy Catalyzer without discussing in talk. Alanf777 (talk) 17:40, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
You were actually correct that this is a rare instance of phys.org doing its own reporting and I have indeed made further changes at the article to restore it. My mistake - thanks for catching it.Jytdog (talk) 18:19, 8 August 2017 (UTC)