User talk:Arkuat

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Your edit to my post on the ref desk[edit]

I am referrring to this edit. Firstly, it would be more usual to drop a polite note on the persons talk page if you think they have got something wrong procedurally rather than take them to task on the ref desk. Secondly, I am sure you are an experienced enough editor to know that it is against etiquette to edit other peoples posts, however wrong they are. And thirdly, I might be mistaken, but I believe I actually had used the correct indentation. If you had read the post carefully instead of jumping in with both feet you would have realised that I was replying to Shrinken1 rather than the OP. I therefore indented once from Shrinken1s post. Is this not correct? SpinningSpark 07:33, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

I was stupidly imposing an older style of indentation which (now that I look at the current version of WP:Talk, WP:TP, and related pages) I see is no longer being recommended. Please pardon me, I won't make these kinds of edits again. arkuat (talk) 22:56, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Apology graciously accepted, and if I can, I would like to withdraw the unpleasant tone of my first post. SpinningSpark 23:48, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your withdrawal, but I think your tone was appropriate to my offense. I'd like to qualify my promise, and maintain my own preferred indentation style on my own talk page.  :D --arkuat (talk) 05:13, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Egg (biology) and Ovum merge[edit]

Hi Arkuat,

I noticed that you have suggested that Egg (biology) and Ovum be merged. It seems, however, that you have accidentally recommended two opposite merges: one from Ovum to Egg, the other from Egg to Ovum. Which do you feel needs to be merged into the other? When you have determined this, you may want to start a discussion on the discussion page linked by the merge notification. That way, you will communicate why the merge should take place and other users won't remove the tags unnecessarily.

Happy editing,

Neelix (talk) 20:06, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

You are quite right! Thank you for pointing out my mistake. I've changed it to suggest merging ovum into egg, and started the relevant threads on the two talk-pages. arkuat (talk) 06:14, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Thinking about Mergism[edit]

After I found myself actively advocating a large and complicated merge which would be well worth doing (see above), but which would involve an amount of editing work that I myself quail at, I started reinvestigating Mergism. I was appalled to find that that article had been redirected to one discussing the inclusionist vs. deletionist debate. The discussion of mergism, apparently, has gone entirely meta, and you can find the manifesto here at the meta:Association of Mergist Wikipedians --arkuat (talk) 07:55, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Hello, all you people who read conversations on my talk page that you're not involved in. I was thinking about mergism again because I ran into what looks like a case of merge-tag vandalism. I refer you to the merge-tag currently at the head of Indian subcontinent, Indies, Indianized kingdom, Greater India, and Undivided India. Also please look at the talk page linked from that tag, and also Talk:Indian subcontinent. This kind of thing is harder to fix than a drive-by replaced content with my weeness, because the tag itself calls for (and almost requires) actual participation in discussions on talk pages. Just removing the merge-tags put on five different articles requires a little more thought than a quick "undo". But it's probably the responsibility of mergists everywhere to look out for such things, and work against them when possible. --arkuat (talk) 05:56, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Buddhism NPOV dispute[edit]

Thank you for your input on this article. The Thin Man Who Never Leaves (talk) 15:26, 20 June 2008 (UTC)


Hi there, Arkuat. Welcome to the MCB Wikiproject! If you have any questions or suggestions please drop me a note on my talkpage. All the best Tim Vickers (talk) 14:07, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for welcoming me to Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular and Cellular Biology (and thanks for maintaining it, too, although I've only just begun to investigate it). I only signed up because I saw binary fission tagged by the project, and thought the project ought to be notified that my edits may have changed that article's classification status, and the easiest way to do that was to sign up. --arkuat (talk) 07:29, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Japanese atomic weapons program[edit]


This is an experiment in using the helpme tag instead of posting to the WP helpdesk. I read all the questions in the FAQ, and searched the help desk, but most of the answers I found were you don't want to delete the article, you want to move it, which doesn't apply to this situation.

The article Japanese atomic weapons program (see also the talk page) is so bad that I really think it ought to be deleted and recreated from scratch. In the past, I've voted on a few proposals for deletion, but that was over a year ago, and I've no idea how to nominate an old article for deletion. I'd like to learn how to do that now, or perhaps to be gently talked out of nominating it for deletion and putting an original research tag on it instead. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. --arkuat (talk) 08:23, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I've browsed through the article and I believe if you did nominate it for deletion, it would certainly fail as the article has so much potential, many people would vote for the article to undergo a re-write rather than delete it entirely. To tag it for original research, you could place {{original research}} at the top. However, if you really do wish to see the article discussed at AfD (articles for deletion), have a read through Articles for Deletion which will instruct you how to appropriately tag an article for discussion. Regards, ——Ryan(talk) 10:58, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. What was I thinking? I've tagged the article for OR. --arkuat (talk) 23:51, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Solar System object mass[edit]

The three articles list of solar system objects by mass, list of Solar System objects by radius and list of Solar System objects by surface gravity were merged into the single sortable article list of Solar System objects by size. No information has been lost, save information that is of unreliable provenance. Serendipodous 02:23, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Indian subcontinent[edit]

In view of your past interest, please see Talk:Indian subcontinent#Merge proposal. Umar Zulfikar Khan (talk) 11:20, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Non-free files in your user space[edit]

Hey there Arkuat, thank you for your contributions. I am a bot, alerting you that non-free files are not allowed in user or talk space. I removed some files I found on User:Arkuat/Asteroids. In the future, please refrain from adding fair-use files to your user-space drafts or your talk page.

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Discussions concerning Indian Subcontinent[edit]

An ip user Special:Contributions/ is trying to bring up discussions about this at South Asia and Indian Subcontinent. They are also trying to rename a section from "Definition by South Asian Studies programs" to "Definition by tertiary studies programs"

Since you were active on this subject in the past, I thought I should warn you. (you are being informed of this because I saw you participated in discussions in the Talk:South Asia archives) Thegreyanomaly (talk) 01:03, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

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