User talk:Arno Matthias

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Deletion[edit]

I deleted that page you pointed out, thanks for telling me about it. Only administrators can delete things, but if you find anything else that needs deleting, have a look at Wikipedia:Deletion policy. Generally you can just edit the page and type {{delete|your reason here}} Take care. Flowerparty 22:58, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Distribution of terms[edit]

I can't see anything wrong with the language here. You seem to have a pretty sound grasp of English, to be honest. It's a bit of a technical article, though - maybe not that helpful for people who haven't studied logic, but I'm not sure that's essential. Good work :) Flowerparty 23:57, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Dissociation[edit]

Good description of single dissocation. I must admit I did the description of double dissociation in a hurry to prevent it being a dead link. Do you think it could be improved? It's probably in quite techy language... --PaulWicks 16:05, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Hick's Law[edit]

What am I missing here? The diagram clearly suggests reaction time is an affine function of the number of bits (ie. each curve is a straight line); the article states a logarithmic statement, currently in the form:

which would produce a diagram in which the slope of the curve (for any given processing speed) would decrease with n. --Dominic Hardstaff (talk) 16:22, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Hang on, never mind. Bits refers to the logarithm of the number of choices (plus 1), as the article fails to state. --Dominic Hardstaff (talk) 16:34, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Page number needed[edit]

Regarding your addition to List of UFO religions, [1], can you please add a page number to this cite? Thank you, Cirt (talk) 13:00, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

The whole book is about the 'Seekers'. The authors became fake members of the cult to study and write about it. --Arno Matthias (talk) 16:58, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Right, right, no worries. Cirt (talk) 17:01, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

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RAS syndrome[edit]

Hello Arno Matthias. Thank you for your work to improve RAS syndrome. You reverted my editing of your prose with the edit summary, "worse than before." I don't know if you mean the 02:07 10 August version is worse than the 7 August version, or worse than your 9 August version.

I disagree that the current version is better than either of those. For example, "A person is humorously said to suffer..." does not make it clear that the name of the supposed syndrome is humorous. It might even be taken to mean that people find actual 'suffering' funny. Additionally, per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (lead section), "If possible, the page title should be the subject of the first sentence."

I am not going to edit the page for a while, so that we don't drift into an edit war, but I leave it to you and others to edit the prose in ways that you think are most appropriate. Good luck, and happy editing, Cnilep (talk) 00:12, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

I agree, my attempt can and will be improved on stylistically (I'm not a native speaker), but your changes contained two false statements, which is what I meant with "worse than before":
"RAS syndrome...is the...use of...words" is false (see talk page), as is "A person who uses such redundancy is... said to suffer from a syndrome." And why, in this last sentence, do you use my wording ("is humorously said to)" if you find it capable of being misunderstood? --Arno Matthias (talk) 11:37, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

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Moving reviews[edit]

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Helpful edit[edit]

Hello User:Arno Matthias, could you make an edit to Maiorana page please? That the name is Norman French in origin, this source Della Calabria illustrata says something like: the name changed from Marogana (or Marogano) to the more easily pronounceable Maiorana (or Maiorano), possibly influenced by folk etymology (page 326). On that page the book also states that the fleur-de-lis in the coat of arms of the family also indicates a Norman origin. I just don't do edits on that scale, because more than likely no one will edit the page for many months, leaving my mistakes (that become Wikipedia's mistakes) on show. You'd just have to change categories to Norman and "Maiorana is an Italian surname" to "Maiorana is a Norman French surname" (Good examples of Norman names are Banister (surname) and Molyneux). Hope you can help, thanks.--Theo Mandela (talk) 19:48, 15 April 2017 (UTC)