User talk:AxelBoldt/Archive December 2006 - April 2012

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Johnnyfrank[edit]

Thanks for editing referenced material on the article devoted to Valeria Messalina. However, according to Prosopographia Imperii Romani, Messalina's paternal grandfather was not Marcus Valerius Messalla Messallinus but Marcus Valerius Messala Barbatus Appianus (PIR1 V 89), a Claudius Pulcher by birth (son of Appius Claudius Pulcher, cos. 38BC) adopted by Marcus Valerius Messala, cos. suff. 32 BC. Also, PIR doesn't list Marcus Valerius Messala Corvinus as Messalina's brother. This Corvinus was, in fact, from another branch of the Valerii Messalini gens. See the stemmata published in PIR.

--Johnnyfrank 10:00, 19 november 2007 (UTC)


Andy Warhol[edit]

You are the earliest contributor to Andy's article:

(cur) (last) 07:58, 22 May 2002 AxelBoldt (Talk | contribs) m
So I thought it appropriate to contact you!!
I'd like to DOUBLE the image of ANDY. What do you think? Can you comment on his artcle/discussion page please?? Thanks, Thanks, --Ludvikus 05:23, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Habibti/Habibati[edit]

The former (Habibti) is colloquial Arabic, while the latter (Habibati) is Modern Standard, I believe. There are various forms of colloquial, however, so it could be different depending on what modern colloquial language that's being referred to. In general, however, on Arabic pages in Wikipedia, the forms cited are Modern Standard (MSA). — ዮም | (Yom) | TalkcontribsEthiopia 06:25, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks! AxelBoldt 07:53, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Polyacetylene[edit]

Thanks for the over-due edits to polyacetylene. Please keep an eye on this article as topics related to this have been controversial (suprisingly). Please keep up the good work in this area. I would be glad to help.--Smokefoot 20:03, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Bacillus oleronius[edit]

Hi,

It's an ingredient in a commercial mix I use, not sure what it's supposed to do exactly, which is part of why I started the stub (i.e., in the hopes of finding out). It's in a mix called "biostart plus", used for newly transplanted materials. --SB_Johnny|talk|books 11:50, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Age of Consent[edit]

  • There isn't really a lot of information on this regard in Thai Wikipedia. There are no specific articles about Age of Consent and even law related articles are mostly stubs such as th:กฎหมายอาญา (criminal law). I will try to ask around and let you know if there are updates on this --Jutiphan 20:42, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  • In Thai Law, there are many specific ages for legal purpose
    • Age of Consent for juristic act According to Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand, Section 19. A person, on completion of twenty years of age ceases to be a minor and becomes sui juris. This Section is the general provision which measure the person whether he/she is a minor or not.
    • Age of consent for marriage Book 5 of the Civil and Commercial Code states that marriage can be done when both parties are seventeen (17) years of age but with a reasonable ground , the court may permit them to be married before.
    • Age of simple majority According to the Prostitution Prevention and Suppression Act, " child " means a person who is not yet over 18 years of age.

I wish my reply can help you. Vetbook (talk) 19:11, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

  • I think recent case of the lead singer of the Thai music group Big Ass was charged with statutory rape would be involved with section 283 bis. The text of Penal Code of Thailand, section 283 bis is

"Section 283 bis. Whoever brings a person over fifteen years but not yet over eighteen years of age for an indecent sexual purpose, even with the consent of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding five years, or a fine not exceeding ten thousand baht, or both.

If the commission of the offence in the first paragraph is committed against a person not yet over fifteen years of age, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding seven years, or a fine not exceeding fourteen thousand baht, or both. Whoever conceals the person who was brought away as provided in the first, or second paragraph, shall be punished with the punishment accordingly provided in the first, or second paragraph.

The commission of the offence as provided in the first and third paragraph against a person over fifteen years of age is the compoundable offence.

This section is not involved with the Age of Consent. Its purpose is only the children protection.

I wish my reply can help you. Vetbook (talk) 19:21, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Ok, that's the difficult question.

There're 2 main theories about the word "bring" in Section 283 bis First, It means "to take away from from his/her own position". And the other is "to prevent him/her from exercising of parental power over him/her"

However, there's no any decided case in Thailand that indicate which theory is the most applicable. Both of theories were showed together in each of the decided cases. The Judges use both of them with equity.

In my opinion, the first theory is more applicable than the other one. Because this section is not protect only the minors, but persons over fifteen years but not yet over eighteen years of age, even though they are not a minor anymore.

I wish my reply can help you. Sorry, if my english is ambiguous. Vetbook (talk) 22:55, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

  • The question is about the law against adult prostitution.

In the beginning, There was The Prostitution Suppression Act of 1960. Customers are protected since they have a right to buy sexual satisfaction as part of long-standing Thai tradition. There was no penalty for customers and only a minor penalty for the prostitute.

This law was passed in 1960 partly as the result of UN pressure. The Act replaced the Contagious Diseases Prevention Act 1908, which aimed to control prostitution. The Act provided that convicted prostitutes should be reformed through medical treatment and a period not exceeding one year in an assistance centre where they were to receive vocational training.

Then, The Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act of 1996 a very strict law was enacted that makes it a serious crime to engage a prostitute, if she is under age 18. The Act also helps the prostitute who is not over 18 year of age who shall receive protection and vocational development for a period not over 2 years

"Safeguarding the welfare of Thai women and children is a national priority for the Government of Thailand. Of particular concern to the Royal Thai Government is the exploitation of children for the purpose of commercial sex. Young girls and boys too often are lured or forced into working in brothels and other sexually oriented establishments by profiteers."

This 1996 act adds a provision for the first time it seems that goes after the customer, but the only penalty is a maximum of 1000 Baht ($US25):

Section 5. Any person who, for the purpose of prostitution, solicits, induces, introduces herself or himself to, follows or importunes a person in a street, public place or any other place, which is committed openly and shamelessly or causes nuisance to the public, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand Baht.

But it seems the offense must be committed "openly and shamelessly or a nuisance to the public" I would assume it would be hard to prosecute someone who does this privately with a bargirl in a privately owned bar, as opposed to yelling the offer on the street.

The definition of prostitution is also interesting:

"prostitution" means sexual intercourse, or any other act, or the commission of any other act in order to gratify the sexual desire of another person in a promiscuous manner in return for earning or any other benefit...

It does not define "promiscuous manner" and the fine is very small with no jail time option.

But it then adds:

Section 6. Any person who associates with another person in a prostitution establishment for the purpose of prostitution of oneself or another person shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month or to a fine not exceeding one thousand Baht or to both

Here the one month in jail is a bit scary... but that is the maximum penalty plus only 1000 Baht.

What is a "prostitution establishment" ?

"prostitution establishment" means a place established for prostitution or in which the prostitution is allowed, and shall include a place used for soliciting or procuring another person for prostitution;

Now if in Western terms a procurer acts as a pimp it gets worse:

Section 7. Any person who advertises or agrees to advertise, induces or introduces by means of documents or printed matters, or by any means makes known to the public in a manner apparently indicative of importunity or solicitation for the prostitution of oneself or another person shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of six months to two years or to a fine of ten thousand to forty thousand Baht or to both.

Note that the above provisions apply regardless of age.

However, in 1966, when the Government was seeking to increase state revenue from the "Rest and Recreation" activities of the US armed forces stationed in Vietnam, the Entertainment Places Act was also enacted. It paved the way for sexual services under the guise of special services to be legalized in entertainment places. The Entertainment Places Act is still in force,sexual services is available in a number of forms, in the guise of “special services” if they are offered at entertainment places, such as bars, go-go's, massage places, etc.

In conclusion, consenting adult prostitution is illegal only officially in Thailand, not in practice.

See also Legislative Regimes against the Trafficking of Underage Prostitutes in Thailand

I'm glad to answer your questions. I wish my reply can help you. -Vetbook (talk) 22:12, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

  • I'm sorry for my clumsy. I've just realized that the meaning of the Age of Consent (in the Western Sense) in Thai Law is not defined yet and it is ambiguous in Thai. So, I overruled my above opinion. For now, in my opinion, Section283bis and Section277,279 are really involved with the Age of Consent. For further information of my recent opinions go to see at Talk:Ages_of_consent_in_Asia --Vetbook (talk) 23:23, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

RAW[edit]

I'm curious as to your recent revert; you mention it is a copyvio. But visiting that website, it seems to be Freely licensed and acceptable for inclusion. It also seems to have left a bad taste in a new contributor's mouth: "Unfortunately all my additions were reverted again. I give up...." --Gwern (contribs) 23:57 12 January 2007 (GMT)

Thanks for letting me know, I'll answer in Talk:Robert Anton Wilson. AxelBoldt 01:32, 13 January 2007 (UTC)

Riverside Church[edit]

It is situated in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. It just is. Please don't "correct" it if you think that's in the Upper West Side. You are mistaken. in this. --Wetman 02:45, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

I didn't "correct" anything, I just rewrote whatever information was already there. AxelBoldt 04:45, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Ackermann function[edit]

Could you provide another round of informal review on this article on its talk page? Thankx.--199.33.32.40 01:49, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

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Sausenburg[edit]

Greetings, I am trying to get an article written about a castle ruin in the Schwarzwald. There is a German Wikipedia article on Sausenburg, but my translation skills are very sub-par. Would you be willing to help by taking a look at this article, and the sandbox version in my userspace? Thanks a lot.--Eva bd 13:29, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much. I very much appreciate this.--Eva bd 04:58, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Invariance of domain example[edit]

At invariance of domain, I believe it is you who added the example (t^2-1,t^3-1) as an example of an injective continuous non-homeomorphism. Can you explain this to me, it seems to be a homeomorphism onto its image as I see it. Thanks. MotherFunctor 00:06, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I like your nick. The function (t^2-1,t^3-1) is indeed a homeomorphism onto its image, but the function from the article, (t^2-1,t^3-t) for t>-1 is injective but not a homeomorphism. Cheers, AxelBoldt 05:49, 13 February 2007 (UTC)
Of course! the old rap around line. I was too busy squinting at the poor autoformatting of the exponents, misread the t for a 1. Glad I asked, makes sense now, thanks. MotherFunctor 10:41, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Excuse me ,but did you really....[edit]

...Write this text:

"Nijvel gang From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Revision as of 12:09, 8 March 2004 by AxelBoldt (Talk | contribs) (diff) ← Older revision | Current revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Jump to: navigation, search The Nijvel gang (Flemish: Bende van Nijvel) is the group thought to be responsible for the massacre of Brabant, a series of violent attacks that occurred in Brabant, Belgium from 1982 to 1985 and resulted in 29 deaths.

The group that carried out these armed robberies of bars, supermarkets and a weapons depot initially identified itself as the "Fighting Communist Cells" (CCC), supposedly acting in protest against NATO plans of deploying MGM-31 Pershing missiles in Europe. The attacks were carried out with almost military precision, leading to suspicions that this effort to destabilize the country came from disgruntled right-wing members of the Rijkswacht, a national military-style police force. The weapons used to carry out the murders were stolen from a police arsenal. The crimes were never solved.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nijvel_gang"

Because,mostly,the C.C.C are discribed as people from

the left sides

of politics scenes in Belgium,

and because in the same text ,you are saying that the actions,the attacks :

"(...)were carried out with almost military precision, leading to suspicions that this effort

to destabilize the country

came from disgruntled right-wing

members of the Rijkswacht,

a national military-style police force ."

Thank you for your attention.

A reader . BElgium.--213.49.135.135 22:35, 17 February 2007 (UTC)


Yes, I wrote that and I stand by it. I'm aware of the fact that the CCC is left and the Rijkswacht is right. I wanted to express the fact that the group initially identified themselves as acting from the left, but then suspicions arose that they were actually acting from the right. Cheers, AxelBoldt 01:39, 18 February 2007 (UTC)


TO AXEL BOLDT


Thank you for your very fast answer,sorry for my very slow respons.

It is true that I heard someone telling me that it could be (that was the opinion of that

person)the C.C.C. responsible for the factslike Braine l'Alleud,Overijse or Alost,but

I don't know who is truely responsible for those facts.

I don't know if,yes or not , the C.C.C. is left or right.

I don't know if the Rijkswacht ( belgian gendarmerie or Rijkswacht) is (or was) right or left.

Did you read the recent declarations of mister Robert Beijer about the body of mister Francis

Zwarts?

Are you still following just a bit the cases of what happened in Braine l'Alleud,Overijse or

Alost in 1985?

Miss Patricia Finné opened a few blogs about it.

Her father died ,killed with four other people(gunfired apparently), for so far she says,

and for so far I know,a friday twenty seventh of september,1985,around 20:30 P.M.,

on the parking of a DELHAIZE (from DELHAIZE LE LION),in Overijse ,Brabant,Belgium,Europe.

A reader .Belgium.--213.49.135.135 21:23, 14 June 2007 (UTC)



A few differents sources:about Patricia Finné: "http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:doUCuFqLDgkJ:michelbouffioux.skynetblogs.be/post/2778138/tueries-du-brabant-011105+patricia+finn%C3%A9+delhaize&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=be".

"http://tueriesbrabant.skynetblogs.be/"+COMMENTS:"http://tueriesbrabant.skynetblogs.be/post/3223315/rene-haquin#comments".

And :"http://tueriesbrabant.skynetblogs.be/post/2752534/nbsp".

Also interesting from my point of view:"http://www.tueriesdubrabant.be.cx/"


Locations up for discussion[edit]

Locations 37°N 122°W to 38°N 123°W

Hi. I encountered a series of puzzling categories which you created. I have put them up for discussion for people to judge their usefulness. Please pop over to Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2007 February 22#Categorization of location and give your views. Regards. SilkTork 22:15, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

I noticed[edit]

I noticed you created a similar category to Category:Cities in the UTC timezone but called Wikipedia:Categorization of location. Your comments on the CfD and our possibility of future interactions may be something forseable. --CyclePat 20:59, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Can you update?[edit]

Do you think you can update this list?

Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of edits

--Parker007 22:18, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello. To be honest, I'm not that interested in that type of work. Cheers, AxelBoldt 16:28, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Do you know who usually updates that? --Parker007 20:31, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

The last one was made just today by User:Dev920; see [1]. The previous one was made by User:Yao Ziyuan, see [2]. Cheers, AxelBoldt 00:59, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Barnstarred![edit]

Archimedes[edit]

There is a reply to your comment at Talk: Archimedes.--Ianmacm 07:14, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Invariant Basis Number question[edit]

Hi, I have a question regarding your article Invariant basis number: when you say "Rm is isomorphic to Rn" do you mean "as left-R modules" or "as right-R modules" or "as both left and right R-modules", or "as R-R bimodules", or does that not make a difference? Thanks and cheers, AxelBoldt 02:44, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi Axel. Actually, the article already has a sentence addressing that question. It says:
"If a ring has invariant basis number with respect to left R-modules, it also has IBN with respect to right R-modules. For this reason, the choice between left and right R-modules is left unspecified."
But perhaps you think something should be mentioned of this earlier in the article? -lethe talk + 18:05, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Oh yes, I didn't see that statement. It might be useful to clarify it earlier, right in or after the definition. So is my understanding correct, the three statements

  1. For all m and n, if Rm is isomorphic to Rn as left R-modules, then m=n.
  2. For all m and n, if Rm is isomorphic to Rn as right R-modules, then m=n.
  3. For all m and n, if Rm is isomorphic to Rn as left- or right-R modules, then m=n.
    are equivalent, and either can be taken as definition of IBN? I suppose the following two statements are weaker:
  4. For all m and n, if Rm is isomorphic to Rn as left- and right-R modules, then m=n.
  5. For all m and n, if Rm is isomorphic to Rn as R-R bimodules, then m=n.

AxelBoldt 21:33, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Hm. Actually I expect all five statements to be equivalent?
That's certainly possible, but it would need some theorem that I'm not aware of. All the examples I know of rings R with R isomorphic to R 2 only work as one-sided modules, not as bimodules. But that isn't saying much. AxelBoldt 18:24, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
It seems to me that statement 4 follows from logical considerations alone (if ac and bc and ab, then abc (#3) and also abc (#4)). As for statement 5, I would expect the following to be a theorem of module theory: if M and N are isomorphic as left R-modules and isomorphic as right R-modules, then they are isomorphic as bimodules.
Yes, if a ring satisfies #1 (and therefore #2), then it must satisfy #3 and #4, but the other direction is not clear to me. Unless we knew that for any ring R and all m and n the following is true: Rn is isomorphic to Rm as left module if and only if Rn is isomorphic to Rm as right module. I doubt that though.
Regarding the bimodule isomorphism statement: I doubt that also. The left- and right-R isomorphisms could be different maps; for a bimodule isomorphism you need a single map that's linear both on the right and on the left. AxelBoldt 04:29, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
You say you're aware of rings which lack the IBN property for left modules but not for right modules? That would be a counterexample to the equivalence mentioned in the article, wouldn't it? -lethe talk + 16:33, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Maybe I'm confused. Do we have a reference for this material somewhere? AxelBoldt 04:29, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Anyway, I've made an edit to the article. Feel free to make further improvements. -lethe talk + 03:48, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey Axel. OK, so about the alleged bimodule theorem, I think you're right. I gave it a try, and as you point out, the possibility of distinct left- and right- isomorphisms seems to kill that idea.

I haven't found a reference for you. I was working through Rotman's Homological algebra when I wrote this article, but unfortunately he breathes not one word about the issue of both modules. I think I had some supplementary sources, and I must have gotten it from one of them. I don't think I would have made that up. Let me take some more time. -lethe talk + 23:32, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

An answer[edit]

I've finally answered your question on my talk page. I hope the answer is interesting enough to warrant the 2 month lag. :) MotherFunctor 05:22, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

RE[edit]

Hey, Thats a matter of opinion. Thanks for dropping by! - Mike Beckham 05:19, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Iron Mountain Mine[edit]

Updated DYK query On 6 May, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Iron Mountain Mine, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--howcheng {chat} 00:03, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Mathematics CotW[edit]

Hey Axel, I am writing you to let you know that the Mathematics Collaboration of the week(soon to "of the month") is getting an overhaul of sorts and I would encourage you to participate in whatever way you can, i.e. nominate an article, contribute to an article, or sign up to be part of the project. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks--Cronholm144 17:38, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

P.S. The article on Cauchy is FA class in de.wiki, I would appreciate it if you would "steal" all of their good work and bring it over here to en.wiki;)

braid group[edit]

I re-edited braid group so as to eliminate the confusion. Sorry about the poor form of the earlier edit. linas 20:50, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Why?[edit]

Hello AxelBoldt :-) Why are you pressing the point with a RFC? A good number of experienced users have looked at this issue and explained why the information is being removed. You need to understand that those of us that answer OTRS tickets are regular users that understand and fully support Wikipedia policy. We evaluate tickets and then decide if there is a valid request based on policy. We do not automatically remove information if that is the request. Your comment is s/w odd given the fact that the people answering the ticket have more information about the situation than other users. How will bringing in more people with less information help the situation? I ask you to reconsider prolonging the discussion as it causes more stress to the person and will eventually have the same outcome. FloNight 01:40, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't think it's a matter of lacking information about the ticket; it's pretty clear and also understandable that the person wants their name removed. Instead it's a matter of policy: should individuals get veto power over including verifiable information about them (information that they have republished themselves!), even in the absence of any legitimate expectation of privacy? Several people, including you, have mentioned "policy" to me without ever pointing to the specific published rule that's being applied. I suspect that OTRS people have developed their own unpublished rules for dealing with these matters, and if so this is not a good thing, and needs to be discussed by the community at large. Cheers, AxelBoldt 02:02, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
Whenever someone makes contact with Wikipedia about a concern related to a living person we fully evaluate the situation whether the issue is raised on a talk page, by OTRS ticket, or an email. Handling the situation is given a high priority if the person makes a valid request about the harm being caused by the inclusion of the information. That is exactly what happened here. Information about a living person is held to the highest standard. As always, content decisions are made for individual articles on individual articles. That is why discussion occurred on the talk page of the article. Including information about a non-notable person against their will needs to be fully supported by multiple non-trivial mentions to overcome the burden of harm that occurs from being mentioned on one of the largest web sites in the world. Several experienced editors disagree with your opinion that the content is well supported. We have explained why the content was removed. You do not have to agree with us, but I ask you to gracefully accept our interpretation of policy and let the subject drop. Take care, FloNight 02:57, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
"Including information about a non-notable person against their will needs to be fully supported by multiple non-trivial mentions" Finally we have a concrete policy statement. That should settle the matter. Where can I read up on that one?
Also, do you think that the OTRS volunteer handling the issue was aware of the fact that the individual in question republished the Maxim article (which states his true identity as co-owner of the business) on his own website? I don't think you can complain about violations of your privacy if you have committed them yourself.
Also please note that several experience editors disagree with the removal of the name. Cheers, AxelBoldt 03:14, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Mobius strip plagiarism issue[edit]

Hi. It's been noted that David Darling's encyclopedia entry for Mobius strip is remarkably similar to the Wikipedia entry, especially early versions of it, which you created. A couple people have staunchly risen to Darling's defense, basically accusing you of being a plagiarist. Please see Talk:David_Darling_(astronomer) for the discussion. My investigation into the matter has convinced me that Darling has plagiarized (rather heavily) here and I've laid out the evidence on the talk page, but I think it would still be worth hearing your comments on this issue. --C S (Talk) 15:53, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know! I have replied on Talk:Möbius strip. Cheers, AxelBoldt 18:19, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Video blog article[edit]

Hi AxelBoldt,

I'm looking to get the video blog article expanded and I noticed you've contributed to the article in the past. It would be great if you could check it out again. It could use some help. Thanks! Pdelongchamp 22:32, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

hormesis: possible explanations[edit]

The page on hormesis has a possible explanations seciton that you created (in 2004) in February of this year, some fact tags were added. I'm informing you because I think the seciton needs cleaning up and you seem like an interested editor. Pdbailey 17:26, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Weed music distribution service[edit]

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References don't increase Wikipedia's reliability.[edit]

Hi, I want to ask if you don't mind me translating your essay to Czech and pasting it on cs: Wikipedia. The cite movement is gaining momentum - I hope cs: can be spared at least some of the madness. --Wikimol 21:22, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikimoney[edit]

It is a great honor to speak here, father of wikimoney. I do agree with you : my real name is Daniel Rodet. You hope to work with you to build an new IP marketplace ? I do think efficient wiki communities needs transparency for innovations ... let's do it sharealike ! Wikipedia laurier wp.png --Eurobas 21:59, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Stein by picasso.jpg[edit]

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Everleigh Club[edit]

I hadn't really looked at the information the anonymous user added in relation to the PBS site, but as I add to and rework the articles, moving info about the brothel to the club page and making the articles about the women more specific to each of them, I'll make sure there is no copyvio. Shsilver 15:21, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Multiple_Sclerosis[edit]

I'd appreciate your review of Multiple_Sclerosis. -WikiSkeptic 20:49, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I don't think I know enough to be of any help there. AxelBoldt 15:06, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Nana Plaza owner[edit]

Lek Nana owned land around Soi Nana area (Sukhumvit 3 and 4). So the Soi is named Soi Nana. And Nana Plaza name came from the Soi. That was intention of my edit. He is the same Lek Nana you found in those websites. He is a notable person. I don't know who owns those land and the Nana Plaza now. The value of land has gone up very high in the last few decades I am not surprised if he sold them and made a huge profit. -- Lerdsuwa 09:46, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

From various Thai language web (most are not good as reference source), he not only own land around Soi Nana, he also owns some in Yaowarat [3] (Adsite, not a good source), donated a lot of land for The Prince Mother Memorial, Democrat Party headquarter (from th language of Democrat Party article), a hospital, etc. -- Lerdsuwa 17:23, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Removal of broken links[edit]

In the article on Charles Keating, I ran across this colloquy:

I dropped this from the article:

* News Release by the U.S. Department of Justice on Keating's guilty plea

This link is broken. Ellsworth 15:20, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Please do not remove broken links. Most everything is still available from the Internet Archive. AxelBoldt 22:23, 13 December 2005 (UTC)


This link is still broken. It leads one straight to a "404 Page Not Found" error page.

Although I've been using the Web since it's public debut in '94, I'd not heard of the "Internet Archive" until I read this.

I'm glad someone's doing this, but I question as to whether US (and other nation's) copyright laws do not limit what this "Internet Archive" can, in fact, store.

After all, I just saw Rush the week before last, I can't take the pictures my friend took with his camera phone and post them on a website or publish them in a book or magazine without Rush's permission.

I didn't see an exemption in Federal law--or an international convention--to allow the "Internet Archive" to do its work (though I admit I didn't have time to read the entire article).

Perhaps a template (?) could be created similar to the warning that Rush Limbaugh uses on his site whenever there's a link to source material:

"*Note: Links to content outside RushLimbaugh.com usually become inactive over time."

Perhaps a link to the Internet Archive could be included?

After all, if the webpage is inaccessible at its original URL, what is the point of keeping that URL in the article?

PainMan 17:52, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

The link at the bottom of the article Charles Keating to the Justice press release works; it goes straight to the Internet Archive. This cannot possibly be a copyright violation since Dept. of Justice press releases are in the public domain. As to the general legality of the Internet Archive: I don't think they have ever been sued; people can have their material removed if they don't like it being archived. Cheers, AxelBoldt 18:26, 7 August 2007 (UTC)


It's true, of course, that government documents are in the public domain.
As for non-governmental material, before there's a lawsuit--at least according to US (i.e. Federal) law--a letter is sent to the ISP and or the website operator demanding removal of the contested material.
PainMan 05:47, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:PMMA.png listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file that you uploaded or altered, Image:PMMA.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.

Khalistan movement edit[edit]

Quick response to your message: the edit is clearly not NPOV, although in one instance it corrects a POV statement tilted the other way: "unsubstantiated allegations" of attacks on civilians, which in fact have been substantiated to one degree or another. However, the edit is so poorly written that a total revert seems justified. It's true that Amnesty International condemned human rights abuses by the Indian army, but that should be referenced as well. I recall that there's something on amnesty.org about this.--Jsorens 19:09, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Replacing superoxide.png[edit]

Please evaluate the image Image:superoxide.svg to see if it is equivalent to the png image you had uploaded. If it is, I will replace the png image where it is used. Thank you. --DoSiDo 01:42, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, they're equivalent. Thanks, AxelBoldt 01:58, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: AWB[edit]

the links were removed because there was more than one of them in the article, and the rogue e is an accidental addition.--KerotanLeave Me a Message Have a nice day :) 07:24, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Grey's Anatomy episodes summary[edit]

Axel, The summaries listed are completely different from what I wrote for the article. The first two summaries are definitely copied from that website. I really have no idea how they got there or who posted them but thanks for spotting them out. Sfufan2005 16:01, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikiporno links[edit]

Why are removing wikiporno links? There is clearly informative value on that site that is not available on wikipedia, such as opinions, pricing, and additional info. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bvggle (talkcontribs) 21:58, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Are you affiliated with the site? Adding links in order to promote sites is not permissible. AxelBoldt 22:30, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
No, I am not. However, I do believe they are fulfilling a important niche not being addressed by Wikipedia. Wikipedia is fact based, not opinion based, and therefore fails in the areas of reviews, analysis and comparisons. The two pages you removed links from are vastly under summarized on wikipedia. I am placing the links back active and look forward to your thoughts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bvggle (talkcontribs) 01:41, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
My thoughts are: your only contributions to Wikipedia have been to promote Wikiporno, and minutes after I removed the links you had already noticed and replied on my Talk page. Wikipedia is not a platform for free advertising. The article on Wikiporno will have to be deleted as non-notable and the links to the site have to go. AxelBoldt 04:17, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Replacing Glucuronic acid[edit]

Can you also evaluate the image Image:glucuronic acid stereochem.svg to see if it is equivalent to the png image you had uploaded. If it is, I will replace the Image:glucuronic acid.png image where it is used. Thank you. --DoSiDo 01:03, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Yup, looks good! AxelBoldt 03:03, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

"Taburiente" translation?[edit]

Hi, Axel. I've found your question in the wikipedia in spanish. It's prehispanic, and the investigators talk about "plano" (plain, level).

Book: Carmen Díaz Alayón (1987): Materiales toponímicos de La Palma, Excmo. Cabildo Insular de La Palma, págs. 142-145

Regards. --Owdki talk 03:50, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! AxelBoldt 04:06, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Meetup RSVP[edit]


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Please pass this on! RSVP here.

Spam delivered by -Susanlesch 15:28, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Image:Tree_graph.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Admin[edit]

Hello! Have you considered becoming an admin? I feel that your contributions here demonstrate you are suitable to become one. Feel free to leave your thoughts on my talk! Phgao 14:14, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Achso! Tut mir leid :) Viel Spaß! Phgao 13:49, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

[edit]

Hi. Re your addition to the petition, see the last 2 threads at User talk:Ambuj.Saxena/Wikipedia-logo#All the related discussion links for details/explanations. That's all I know ;) --Quiddity 22:50, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Regarding Children's Pachinko version[edit]

I honestly do not know if Japan has a children's version of pachinko but I do know this tough... Japan sells toys similar to pachinko sort of like mini pinball machine but with no paddles. I know for sure Taiwan has the home-made glass marble type version on the night markets because I was born in Taichung, Taiwan. Children redeem the glass marbles for toys and candy. I guess I will clarify that on the Pachinko article. Thanks for the question.

Sincerely,

          Neoking  10-23-07

Kathoey picture[edit]

Hi. I was wondering, where was this picture taken please? The person at the far left looks like Areeya (areeyaladyboy.com). Thanks, --Rebroad 11:07, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for replying, Cheers, --Rebroad 11:15, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Feedback[edit]

Hi,

In response to your comment, "Hi, it appears to me that you are trying to promote a website on Wikipedia, Pornhub. This is not permitted; see for instance Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and WP:NOT#ADVERTISING," I find it interesting that when the Porn 2.0 article makes reference to websites PornoTube and YouPorn you do not consider that publicity, but when it references PornHub, you do. Porn 2.0 is an evolving market and PornHub, though new, responds to challenges of the Web 2.0 economy in new and original ways. If it is reasonable to outline the difficulties of a Web 2.0 website, is it not also reasonable to outline ways in which pioneers are seeking to answer the complicated issues of web copyright and monetization in a 2.0 environment? If all mention of companies in Wikipedia is "publicity" then ALL trade names should be removed. Or is there a particular reason that you singled out PornHub as "inappropriate" while leaving other websites of it's kind in place?

Thanks Jbffed 13:47, 2 November 2007 (UTC)jbffed

Technical help[edit]

Hi. There seems to be a problem with the template of the article of the week (featured article) in the portal of Mathematics. The articles are not getting archived since june (Portal:Mathematics/Featured_article_archive) and i think that it gets updated automatically, often resulting in an empty article. There are some messages about the problem in the talk page, but we need the help of an administrator. Crisófilax 15:19, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On November 7, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Birdie Reeve Kay, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Hi there Axel. Thanks for pereservering to expand the article. Well done, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 05:45, 7 November 2007 (UTC)


Updated DYK query On November 16, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Le Chabanais, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Blnguyen (bananabucket) 03:52, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

YouPorn page help[edit]

Hi Alex,

Any chance you could properly add the Cleveland Free Times article into the "References" section in the YouPorn article? I could not figure out the "reflist" to save my life and the link ended up just sort of getting tacked on. Sorry to be a pest. I really tried to figure out that reflist thing, searching through the help pages, but could not locate anything on how to add a reference. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.226.71.244 (talk) 11:40, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi, the references/footnote feature is explained in Wikipedia:Footnotes. You can find material like this from the Help link in the left sidebar. AxelBoldt 19:27, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Citizendium[edit]

Hi Axel,

If you aren't familiar with it already, I thought that you, as a proponent of a Wikipedia policy for contributors using their real names, might be interested in Citizendium, which has it as a fundamental policy. -- Meni Rosenfeld (talk) 18:36, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Re:Wikipedia logo - mistake with Tamil[edit]

Hi,

Sorry for late reply. I don't get much time for Wikipedia nowadays. The problem with Tamil character in the logo is explained by Ganeshk in this section. The alphabet still has rounded edges. It should have sharp one for it to be "Wi". Regards, — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 14:19, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit]

Replied here. Regards, Ganeshk (talk) 16:06, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Classification of admins[edit]

Hi AxelBoldt. Please consider adding your admin username to the growing list at Classification of admins. Best! -- Jreferee t/c 23:06, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Still Life with Geraniums[edit]

This seems to be the correct name. Article moved. Redirect deleted to avoid confusion with other similarly named paintings which also exist including by Matisse. Tyrenius (talk) 23:43, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the heads up! I'm happy to see that Tyrenius (talk) has really come through on the question. Modernist (talk) 12:58, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Proseline tag on OSx86[edit]

Hi,

You recently removed a tag I'd placed on this article with the summary

don't litter Wikipedia with tags. Fix the text if you don't like it.

Tags aren't just there for the benefit of the editors who place them there; they add articles to cleanup categories which allow editors who are interested in this kind of work to identify areas of concern. That an editor might not have the time nor inclination to clean up a section at the time does not mean that he should not flag it for the attention of the community. Please don't remove tags like this in future without addressing the issue at hand; the community at large has agreed that they are useful to the project as a whole, and do not count as "litter". I'd appreciate it if you'd restore the tag if you're not willing to work on the section for now. Thanks. Chris Cunningham (talk) 02:08, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Tags such as these don't help our readers; editors' bookkeeping tags shouldn't be the first thing a reader sees, in screaming orange at the top of an article. Place the article in the category or put the tag on the Talk page if you must; the far preferable cause of action would be to fix problems you identify yourself, rather than asking others to do it for you. The logical end point of your attitude would be a long list of trivial complaints at the top of every article. AxelBoldt (talk) 02:27, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
This is certainly a logical line of thought, but it isn't policy. I'm not going to argue the whole issue of the merits of cleanup tags with every editor who disagrees with them; I'm going to continue placing them on articles for the reasons I've given, and on my next pass of the article I'll probably re-tag it if policy hasn't changed. I'd rather that you didn't remove tags because they disagree with your sense of aesthetics when there's a body of editors who rely on said tags to organise their cleanup work. I hope you can appreciate that I've got enough mainspace edits under my belt to be trusted to use these tags appropriately. Chris Cunningham (talk) 02:42, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
There is no policy that says that you must litter articles with tags, or that I can't remove them if I deem them inappropriate. Like pretty much everything else having to do with article editing, it's up to editor judgment. AxelBoldt (talk) 04:00, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
So did you actually disagree with the point the tag was making (that a bulleted list of dates is not the best way to represent the section)? That's not the point you've been arguing thus far, which indicates that you categorically dislike mainspace tagging. If you feel that the best way to express your dislike of mainspace tags is to rip them off of articles, I really do think you'd be better off discussing the issue upstream. It's easy enough to add something to your site CSS to hide said tags if you find them aesthetically displeasing, but removing them entirely on the principle of disliking tags does a bit of a disservice to the cleanup community. I took this to your talk page because it's not very productive if we just go around undoing each other's edits. Chris Cunningham (talk) 09:38, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Commons copyvio[edit]

Please see Commons:User talk:AxelBoldt#Image:Richter-Fenster.jpg and Commons:User talk:AxelBoldt#Image:Cologne Cathedral Window by Gerhard Richter.jpg. Both flickr images are copyvios because they are derivated works of copyrightes artwork. 91.0.75.72 (talk) 20:35, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiMoney revival[edit]

I see that you are the founding member of the program WikiMoney and I am very interested in it. I think that the concept might be more successful if it was done as a WikiProject. That is why I made the suggestion for it to be revived as a WikiProject, Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#WikiProject WikiMoney. If you are interested in a revival please sign up.--Uga Man (talk) UGA MAN FOR PRESIDENT 2008 05:01, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Marsupial RBCs[edit]

I cannot recall where it was that I heard this, and upon searching, I could not find a source. I will remove it from the article at once. DRosenbach (Talk | Contribs) 02:17, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Spam on page you've edited[edit]

Hi AxelBoldt, I was reveiwing a page that you've edited the title is Prostitution in Nevada. It's come to my attention that they same web site that has hacked our site and spamed our blogs is using their link on the bottom of the page as an authoritive resource however this company is not an authority in the industy but a comment spammer and wiki spammer from diferent i.p. address. Please verify by the link that was added to the site and note that theyre are no other "useful" outbound links in any other articles. I read wikipedia often but am not an editor, the reason this particular situation concerns us is we were the only "Licensed" entity in the State of Nevada to solicit prostitution. You can verify this via the Nevada Secretary of State, the name of our corporation was Las Vegas Escorts until the laws were changed and the name could no longer be used and we then changed the name to JGG of Las Vegas (all documented with the secretary of state) we've also been the first to enter the internet market with the domain of www.lasvegasescorts.com, and currently have the largest group of people handing out literature on the street.

We're not looking to have our name or link put on this article but rather rectify what is not suppose to be here and since I'm not an editor I felt the best way to ask for help was to contact an editor thats added content in the past to the article. If you have any question or need any type of documentation to verify my statement please contact me at webmaster@lasvegasescorts.com, thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.189.198.229 (talk) 14:37, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I removed the commercial external links from that article. AxelBoldt (talk) 18:36, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Thumbnail gallery post[edit]

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re portrait[edit]

No firm idea as to when the photo was taken. Dobson was a guitar performance graduate from Canada (can't recall what University/conservatorium)who emigrated to New Zealand in 1960's. I presume, with no proof whatsoever, that the photo was pre 1970. RichardJ Christie (talk) 06:42, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

PS Why do you ask? Sorry for answering your msg here, but I had overlooked your preference as given above RichardJ Christie (talk) 10:36, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Germany Invitation[edit]

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Hello, AxelBoldt! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Germany and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.


--Zeitgespenst (talk) 07:51, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

"Synthase" is a word[edit]

Rule fixed. Thank you for pointing that out! TestPilot 19:11, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Foxy Brown (rapper)[edit]

In general, I happen to agree with your admonition to wiki contributors ("Don't litter article with tags; if you see something wrong, fix it") which you posted on the Foxy Brown article. But you have to concede that there are times when a contributor sees a problem but is unable to fix it. E.g. lack of properly released photographs, need for a clearer scientific text, etc. -The Gnome (talk) 08:00, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I agree there are cases like that, missing references would also sometimes fall into that category. But in general I think the growing tagging-craziness for minor style issues is a pox. Some contributors seem to think that they somehow improve the encyclopedia by placing a fitting tag at the top of an article (and there's always a fitting tag out there somewhere). That's certainly a lot easier than fixing the problem at hand. And ultimately it doesn't do anything except make the encyclopedia uglier. Also, I believe that some people take tags to be somehow "official", and adding (or removing) a tag is seen as somehow at a different level of editing than changing ordinary text. And clearly that is completely mistaken; they have no special status whatsoever. AxelBoldt (talk) 17:04, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Looking for Wikipedians for a User Study[edit]

Hello. I am a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. We are conducting research on ways to engage content experts on Wikipedia. Previously, Wikipedia started the Adopt-a-User program to allow new users to get to know seasoned Wikipedia editors. We are interested in learning more about how this type of relationship works. Based on your editing record on Wikipedia, we thought you might be interested in participating. If chosen to participate, you will be compensated for your time. We estimate that most participants will spend an hour (over two weeks on your own time and from your own computer) on the study. To learn more or to sign up contact KATPA at CS dot UMN dot EDU or User:KatherinePanciera/WPMentoring. Thanks. KatherinePanciera (talk) 01:30, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

4/22 DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 22 April, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Christian Stangl, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Bedford 02:02, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Monty Hall problem[edit]

Hi - Looking through the history it seems you were the original creator of Monty Hall problem. I'm responding to some sourcing concerns raised at WP:FAR and can't find a source for the "two player" variant which was in the very first version. I know it's been kind of a long time, but do you happen to remember where this might have come from? Thanks. -- Rick Block (talk) 18:51, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

The early history of very old articles is not to be trusted because of several software switches. While I did contribute a lot to early versions of that article, I didn't write all or even most of this initial version. I seem to remember that I did write this paragraph though:
There is one additional twist. In the original game show, there were in fact two contestants. Both of them chose a door; they were not allowed to choose the same one. Monty then eliminated a player with a goat behind their door (if both players had a goat, one was eliminated randomly, without letting the players know about it), opened the door and then offered the remaining player a chance to switch. Should the remaining player switch?
The answer is no. The reason: a switcher in this game will lose if and only if neither of two initial choices of the two contestants was correct. How likely is that? Two-thirds. A sticker will win in those 2/3 of the cases. So stickers will win twice as often as switchers.
I believe the fact that the original show used the two player variant was mentioned in the big New York Times article about the problem that included an interview of Monty. I'm not sure if the article mentioned the differing analysis of that variant or if I added that.
Reading over the sentence above again, I notice that it is incorrect. It should say "The reason: a switcher in this game will lose if and only if one of the two initial choices of the two contestants was correct. How likely is that? Two-thirds. A sticker will win in those 2/3 of the cases. So stickers will win twice as often as switchers."
Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 20:24, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
The paragraph morphed into Monty Hall problem#Two players over time (which fixed the wording). The NY Times article is online here and doesn't mention the original show had two contestants. I've seen descriptions of the show that do mention this (not that it matters but I watched the show and don't remember this). I guess the thing to do is to delete this section since the only reference I can find [4] seems likely to be based on some historical version of the Wikipedia article (it doesn't cite any references so it's hard to tell if there would be a circular reference issue). I'm generally against deleting content but the citation cabal is in full force at WP:FA (and, hence, WP:FAR). -- Rick Block (talk) 21:36, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
You're right, it's not in the NYT article. It seems Monty would have mentioned such an important detail if it really were true. [On the other hand, maybe the two-player version was only occasionally used, maybe if the two players got the same number of points in some preceding game, and Monty didn't believe that fact to be relevant.] I honestly don't remember where I got it from -- possibly from an even earlier version of the article, or from one of those descriptions you mention. I guess removing the whole paragraph is fine; it's a fun little riddle-on-top-of-the-riddle that illustrates the subtlety of the situation, but not that important overall. Everybody who truly understands the analysis of the one-player version should be able to correctly analyze the two-player version.
If the FA fails, you can always put the paragraph back in :-) AxelBoldt (talk) 22:42, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
I thought of this, too (BTW - it's already an FA, I'm just trying to keep it that way). Thanks again. -- Rick Block (talk) 23:07, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Help with Emmy Noether[edit]

Hi Axel,

I don't think we've been introduced before, but I'm wondering if you could spare some time to help us with Emmy Noether and the list of publications by Emmy Noether. You seem to have a real clue, whereas my friend Scartol and I are struggling to catch up on the two centuries of math that our education skipped over. Could you at least look over our work and offer us some pointers for things we should improve? Thanks muchly! :) Willow (talk) 20:54, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Solingen arson attack of 1993[edit]

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Brewcrewer, a newpage patroller, rarely comes across any great new articles, but when he does, like the Solingen arson attack of 1993, he can't help but plaster its creator's talk page with a barnstar. brewcrewer (yada, yada) 04:52, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! I hope you don't mind if I copy this to my user page. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 16:27, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Oberlandesgericht[edit]

Thanks for the help. I started with Kammergericht and got a bit lost, as my German is a bit rusty. Could you help? Perhaps a Courts in Germany page is needed? Neddyseagoon - talk 09:01, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Maybe that would fit in Judiciary of Germany. I'm afraid I don't know enough about it to contribute meaningfully though. Here's a nice poster of the structure of the German courts: [5]. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 13:15, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Solingen arson attack of 1993[edit]

Updated DYK query On 1 June, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Solingen arson attack of 1993, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 14:35, 1 June 2008 (UTC)


Victory[edit]

Today we march to victory, Boldt. Cancel all your classes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.181.128.130 (talk) 14:12, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Bikesharing[edit]

Hi Axel, vielen dank für den link auf die englischsprachige seite (community bike programm). den gabs früher schon mal, aber da zwei links auf Englishe Wikiseite verwiesen ist er irgendwann rausgeflogen, obwohl er der bessere ist. schade das das mit wikimoney nicht geklappt hat, ich bin aich ein LETS.befürworter und tauschringaktivist. --Stefanbcn (talk) 12:03, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Ja, vielleicht sollte man nochmal versuchen, das WikiMoney System aufleben zu lassen, unter anderem Namen. Uebrigens, die franzoesische Seite hat sehr ausfuehrliche Informationen zum Pariser Velib System. Ciao, AxelBoldt (talk) 08:39, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

FAR Listing[edit]

Helicobacter pylori has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. OrangeMarlin Talk• Contributions 05:00, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

A request[edit]

Hey, I was wondering if you would translate the following text into English for me:

Reeves erklärte die neue Abwärtskompatibilität zu PS2-Singstar-Titeln genauer. Sie werde mittels einer Software-Emulation realisiert, die in einem kommenden Firmware-Update enthalten sei. Mit diesem ließen sich alle PS2-Singstar-Folgen direkt auf der PS3 abspielen. Man benötige kein PS3-Singstar. "Wir beobachten, bei welchen Titeln sich dies noch lohnen wird, und werden in Zukunft möglicherweise weitere PS2-Spiele auf der PS3 per Emulation zum Laufen bringen." Dies sei jedoch ein technisch sehr aufwendiger Prozess, weil die nötigen PS2-Chips den aktuellen PS3-Modellen fehlen.

Kind of an odd request I know, but I really want to know what it says and Google translator is somewhat inaccurate. Thanks. Thingg 04:18, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Reeves explained the new downward compatibility to PS2-Singstar titles in more detail. It will be realized with a software emulation which is contained in a coming firmware update. With this, all PS2-Singstar episodes would be directly playable on the PS3. There is no need for a PS3-Singstar. "We will observe for which titles this would also pay off, and in the future we will possibly get other PS2-games to run on PS3 by emulation." This is however a technically very complex process, since the necessary PS2-chips are missing in the current PS3-models.

It's not completely clear to me what the "firmware update" refers to. Probably a firmware update for the PS3, then it would make sense. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 04:41, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much. Regards. Thingg 06:00, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
btw, as an explanation, Sony removed PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility from the PlayStation 3 in models that were released after the original launch models and quite a few people are unhappy with that because they don't want to keep their PS2s plugged in. That quote was part of an interview with Reeves, who is the head of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and it appears to point toward Sony adding PS2 compatibility to the PS3 via emulation, which is a significant challenge (some say it's impossible) because the PS3 lacks any RAM that is similar to the ultra-fast EDRAM included in the PS2. I wasn't sure if the Google-translated version was accurate or not so I asked you to help. (I've seen your name pop up a few places and I remembered that your userpage said you speak German natively and you obviously also speak English very well) Again, thanks very much for the translation. Thingg 06:08, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Al-Azhar University[edit]

Hi AxelBoldt

You missed a very important point, Al-Azhar University was initially founded as a modern university, not a school, so it is the world's oldest surviving university.« PuTTYSchOOL 00:01, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

If you can find a reference for that claim, you could add it to List of oldest universities in continuous operation. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 04:26, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Davida[edit]

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Anti-prostitution pledge[edit]

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Ben Goertzel[edit]

Thanks for your thoughtful and well-researched edits on Ben Goertzel's page! sydhart (talk) 21:23, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Red Blood Cells[edit]

I amended the definition of red blood cells as there seems to be an error in your source of information. Around 98% of oxygen is present in the blood as oxyhemoglobin and around 2% in the plasma and not the other way around. It also makes good sense. If oxygen was primarily dissolved in plasma would we have retained erythrocytes over millions of years? Another comment I would make is that whereas birds fish and few other animals have nucleated erythrocytes and can therefore be called cells, mature human erythrocytes do not have a nucleus and therefore should not be called red blood CELLS just like we do not call platelets cells. name5555yahoo.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.114.188.150 (talk) 14:48, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

The article said that most of the CO2, and less than 2% of the O2, is carried dissolved in the plasma and not by erythrocytes. This is correct, and doesn't contradict what you say above. AxelBoldt (talk) 02:36, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Sophie (software)[edit]

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AfD nomination of Sophie (software)[edit]

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From --Geniusdream (talk) 11:42, 29 October 2008 (UTC)[edit]

Can you help me, this user Wynchard Bloom (talk) vandalizes my userpage and the article Sarah Geronimo, he keeps on putting back the version which has references to a version which has no references, I already gave a warning but he still continues to do his act. --Geniusdream (talk) 11:42, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

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ATIC[edit]

sure, please nominate! What should I do? How can I help? Northfox (talk) 08:16, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

DYK for Advanced Thin Ionization Calorimeter[edit]

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Proofread for German Wikipedia[edit]

I see you speak German a lot better than I do. Would you like to proofread our three-paragraph article on Naturist Christians? In German, it's also called FKK-Christen referring to Freikörperkultur. This has already been translated into French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and posted to Wikipedia. Currently, all versions are in my Sandbox, and can be individually edited by paragraph and language. Most of the German text is probably ok, but may need a minor correction here and there.

User:RGNU/Sandbox

Thanks, RGNU (talk) 08:06, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Ferdinand Cheval[edit]

Odd coords... --Tagishsimon (talk) 02:11, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Heh. I think now I got it right. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 08:51, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Just about :) - {{Coor title dms}} has been deprecated in favour of {{Coord}} ... I've made the amendment. --Tagishsimon (talk) 17:59, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

you are a burned-out mathematician[edit]

Why do you have more Wikipedia contributions than research articles? Because you are and always will be a mediocre mathematician. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.61.159.124 (talk) 00:28, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Lutz Heilmann[edit]

Hi, AxelBoldt! Would you mind reviewing Lutz Heilmann and helping me out with something? I'm considering the Category:LGBT politicians from Germany, and the ref provided is in German (which I don't read). As far as I can tell (from Google Translate), the document says he helped organize Christopher Street Day, which doesn't mean he's gay. Furthermore, none of the news articles about the man (and there have been several since his Wikipedia fracas) - none of them mention his sexual orientation. And furthermore, the web pages that *do* mention his sexual orientation are all sensational gossip rags/blogs/etc, many of which may be reporting based on *our* claim about his sexual orientation.

So, could you verify the document provided as a ref for his sexual orientation - does it really say he's "openly gay"? If it doesn't say that, I'm going to remove that content per BLP. Thanks! -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 17:36, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

I'll copy this to Talk:Lutz Heilmann and reply there. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 17:47, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Tks :) -- SatyrTN (talk / contribs) 18:01, 25 December 2008 (UTC)


Image source problem with Image:Braid s3s2.png[edit]

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The file is a duplicate of one at commons, so you can delete it. By the way, your message above is unclear in saying "If you did not create this file yourself, you will need to specify the owner of the copyright." First, since I did create the file myself, the message doesn't tell me what to do. Second, the file is in the public domain, so there is no owner of copyright. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 17:02, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

bizarre edit on Strip search prank call scam[edit]

Hi Axel. I'm not one to nag or harass people over bad edits; everyone makes them. But I was extremely perplexed for some time by what turned out to be an edit of yours: [6]. I think, at the least, you'll be amused. You must have been tired...not only did your edit show you clearly knew Summers was not the victim, but somehow you made up the fact that she became a plaintiff and was awarded over a million USD for helping victimize the actual plaintiff! (here is an archived version of your reference, an AP article: [7]) Ironically, I note that soon after your edits, some diligent wikipedian removed actually true content from the article (calling it "unsourced perverted ideas"). :-) --C S (talk) 23:04, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm not exactly sure what you are calling bizarre here, except perhaps for the workings of the U.S. judicial system. Every word I wrote in that edit is correct. [8] I'm surprised that the AP story I cited doesn't contain the Summers compensation information; maybe I mixed up the sources or they changed the story after the fact. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 23:31, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

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CC-BY-SA[edit]

Hey there. I ran across your essay and I just wanted to point you to the discussion on Meta regarding moving to CC-BY-SA. If you don't subscribe to the mailing list you might have missed it (and I didn't see anyone else leaving a note). Thought you'd be interested. Happy editing! --Falcorian (talk) 08:28, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! I was in fact aware of that effort and I had put a section about it in the essay. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 15:09, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

International Units issue[edit]

Hi, I apply to you for help, because you are the top contributor to the above article. I seek information about the definition of the international unit of THIOSTREPTON antibiotic. In all formulations, the suppliers write it contains for example 2000 iu of thiostrepton, while other ingredients are stated in milligrams per gram of the ointment. How could I possibly express the units in milligrams of pure antibiotic, I found noone that would answer. If you could help, please leave me a message on my talk page. AbuAmir (talk) 20:45, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

SymAtlas[edit]

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AfD nomination of Nude celebrities on the Internet[edit]

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Fischer[edit]

Hi

I don't think that mentioning terminally ill patient "Fischer moved into an apartment in the same building as his closest friend and spokesman, Garðar Sverrisson, whose wife Kristín Þórarinsdóttir, a nurse, later looked after the terminally ill patient. Garðar's two children, especially his son, were very close to Fischer." in the Iceland section is appropriate and I don't really think that the whole sentence needs to be included in the article its notability is probably fringe.

Also I don't think that "Fischer also developed a friendship with Magnús Skúlason, a psychiatrist and chess player who later recalled long discussions with Fischer about a wide variety of subjects.[1]" This line is of encyclopedic interest.

What would your position on the removal of these two lines be? Thanks.--194x144x90x118 (talk) 23:04, 17 August 2009 (UTC)


Occur[edit]

Hi I found that you have pledged to correct 'occur' and that you were running checks for it. I am all for adopting typos, the problem being that this isn't a typo. 'Occur' is the correct spelling in all variants of English that I know (Australian, New Zealand, US, UK). Please inform me if you think I am wrong, and direct me to proof of this, but as far as i know 'occur' is correct. Aziraphael (talk|contribs) 09:52, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Hello! "Occur" is indeed correct; I was correcting the common misspellings "ocurring", "occuring", "occured", "occurrance", "occurence", etc. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 22:29, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Re: Disambiguation links[edit]

Thanks for pointing that out to me (and for fixing it), did it manually so the bug was in my typing. Cheers. J04n(talk page) 10:14, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Nominated you[edit]

Hi! I have nominated you for bureaucratship at Wikipedia:Requests_for_adminship#AxelBoldt. --TEX tc 03:09, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Moved to correct page, now at Wikipedia:Requests for bureaucratship/AxelBoldt. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:25, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Minnesota Meetup[edit]


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Imagine Peace Tower[edit]

Thanks for making the correction re prisms at Imagine Peace Tower. I really doubt if there are any prisms in the installation, but Yoko Ono from the very start of conceptializing was dreaming of prisms so I didn't pursue that line much beyond mentioning it on the talk page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Imagine_Peace_Tower#Height_of_Beam. But I definitely like your change to "prisms acting as mirrors", which is optically correct if in fact that's the setup. Irv (talk) 01:27, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

If we don't know for sure that they use prisms to reflect the light upwards, maybe we should play it safe and just say that it is reflected upwards, without mentioning the device used. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 03:33, 22 September 2009 (UTC)
Reference 2 says there are 15 lamps, and indeed more than 6 beams can be seen in the photo therein. I just posted a query about the physicial setup on The Icelandic Web of Science (http://www.why.is/), which had provided the thorough scientific explanation of the beam height. Irv (talk) 04:17, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Thumbnail Galleries[edit]

I saw the article you started about TGP's and I was wondering if you are interested in any way in pornography. I just created http://pornopedia.org and I would like to have some feedback from you. Thanks in advance.User:Biris —Preceding undated comment added 10:01, 2 October 2009 (UTC).

DYK nomination of CALERIE[edit]

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DYK for CALERIE[edit]

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David Darling[edit]

I'm not sure I understand why, but a person named Mr.Z-man has essentially blanked the talk page on David Darling. I reverted once, but he has ignored my request to discuss the issue. best Sam nead (talk) 11:56, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Just another gentle reminder about the David Darling talk page. Would you advise me to ignore the page being deleted? best, Sam nead (talk) 21:44, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I don't see a problem with that page's talk page. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 22:15, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Could you please iluminate me about the content of a "The Lancet" article about bras and breast cancer?[edit]

Yes, I am talking about this article [9]. It is exasperating, but I can not find even an abstract.

I am seriously considering to spend a day going to my Alma Mater just to check that article on the good old paper archives. I am currently discussing this fascinating (though IMO inconclusive) issue at Talk:Risk_factors_of_breast_cancer#2009.

Muchas gracias Randroide (talk) 18:42, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't think there's much of an issue there; it's just a letter to the editor. Sorry, but I don't have electronic access to it. AxelBoldt (talk) 22:36, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Comments about prod request for Mahmoud Vahidnia's page[edit]

I proposed the deletion of Mahmoud Vahidnia's article on wikipedia on Nov.3 and you objected it. I thought to write my detailed concerns and see how we can move from here. Would appreciate if you let me know.

This article fails the Basic Criteria of Notability. The depth of coverage in this case is not substantial and we need "multiple independent sources" to prove notability. (trivial coverage of a subject by secondary sources may not be sufficient to establish notability.) [10]

"Notability is not temporary" guideline suggests that a topic needs to have had sufficient coverage in reliable sources to meet general notability guidelines. This is not the case for this article. Although what happened has been covered in some Iranian blogs, Iranian news agencies. Atlanta Journal Constitution and LA times, it has not received sufficient coverage from "reliable sources".

The article lacks "Neutral Point of View". That is, the article reports on the news from one group's views without fairly presenting majority- or significant-minority's point of view. For example, the website of the supreme leader of Iran reports this event with a different view point while we do not see that view point here. Some references are in Persian (while this document is in English) and some are not "reliable sources".

Javuneh (talk) 18:27, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Javuneh,

the fact that the website of the supreme leader of Iran reports on this incidents establishes to my satisfaction that it is notable. Major newspapers are considered reliable sources for our purposes. Sources in languages other than English are also perfectly acceptable. The NPOV concerns you mention should definitely be addressed: not by deleting the article but by expanding it. I don't see how deleting the article could possibly help our readers in any way. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 22:36, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

C. Semenya[edit]

Please go ahead and fix the article. Chrisrus (talk) 21:16, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

January 2010[edit]

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Thanks for the Welcome! (Even if 8 years late...) However I don't appreciate being labeled a vandal in your edit summary, nor do I like your littering articles with tags. If you see something wrong with an article, fix it. If you must use a tag, justify it in detail on the Talk page, so that others can do the work for you. Specifically what part of the article needs cleanup and why, and what claims are original research and why? AxelBoldt (talk) 23:11, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Wanted Pages[edit]

The "Wanted pages" page is down, on my end at least. Is there a reason? Clyde1998 (talk · contribs)

Apparently there were some problems with templates making the link-count useless, and the feature was disabled. See discussion at Wikipedia talk:Special:WantedPages. You can use Wikipedia:Most wanted articles and Wikipedia:Most missed articles as substitutes. AxelBoldt (talk) 18:23, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

UC4[edit]

If you have the time, could you take a look at the google news sources for this company—most are in German; see link in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/UC4. The article was developed by a spammer, which usually doesn't bode well for notability, but occasionally such articles are on notable topics, and require clean-up instead of deletion. On the de.wiki, the company doesn't have an article, but is mentioned in a list in de:Enterprise Job Scheduling. Thanks, Pcap ping 01:16, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Looking at the history of that de.wiki article it looks like someone tried to spam it too with UC4 stuff. Pcap ping 01:49, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

And I also found the deletion discussion there, but their criteria for inclusion of companies is much more stringent then here. Pcap ping 01:54, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for taking the time to look through those. Pcap ping 13:49, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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DYK for Shanti Devi[edit]

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Dirichlet[edit]

I noticed that the page uniform convergence contains a reference to Dirichlet and his analysis of Cauchy's proof. Apparently you contributed this comment at the creation of the article. Do you remember where this information about Dirichlet came from? Tkuvho (talk) 10:17, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi! I don't have a reference for that claim and I don't recall having added it to the article; the histories of very old articles are often inaccurate because of software changes in 2002/2003. Maybe this book can add some light to the question. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 16:01, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

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Your contributed article, Basis (linear algebra)[edit]

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Your contributed article, Warburg effect[edit]

Warburg effect is a lie

What is the plentiful oxygen?

Oxygens are shortage material in fast respiration.

The reason of Warburg effect is just the shortage of Oxygens.


I have direct evidence that the Warburg effect is wrong. The Warburg effect can not occur if oxygen is plentiful. But the plentiful oxygen means above 96mg/dl(30mM or 960ppm) glucose in 90mg/dl blood sugar level.


Electron transport chain in Mitochondria 24H + 6O2(oxygen) → 6H2O(water) + 34ATP

A glucose needs 6O2(oxygen) for aerobic respiration

180g/mol(glucose) ÷ 32g/mol(oxygen) = 5.625

5.625 : 1 × 6 = 5.625 : 6

So for fully aerobic respiration, 96mg/dl(30mM) O2(oxygen) is essentiality in 90mg/dl(5mM) glucose —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.81.78.62 (talk) 16:42, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

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Bringing back pantyhose content removed in cleanup[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion here. Juventas (talk) 05:21, 20 April 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}})

flickr liscencing[edit]

If I wanted to up-load images from flickr, what liscence would that fall under? You up-loaded this image [11]. What are the liscencing rules?

The only flickr images that you can upload to Wikimedia Commons or to Wikipedia are the ones licensed under CC-BY-SA or CC-BY. You find the image's license on its flickr page under "Additional information"; click on the text "Some rights reserved"; if you are sent to a page that says "Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike" or "Creative Commons Attribution", then the photo is fair game for Wikimedia Commons. Upload it there and add the template {{flickrreview}} to its page. The gory details are explained here. If the image's flickr page shows a different license (for instance "all rights reserved" or "noncommercial" or "no derivative works"), then you cannot upload it to Wikimedia Commons or to Wikipedia. In these cases, I usually contact the owner of the image and ask them to change the license so that the image can be used on Wikipedia; most people will happily do so. Hope this helps, AxelBoldt (talk) 01:00, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

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Meetup[edit]

Hello, Axel. Discussion of a 2010 Minnesota Wikipedia Meetup has begun. Please see the talk page. Jonathunder (talk) 23:22, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. Glad to see you still editing. Are you able to get any photos for Wikipedia while in Germany? Jonathunder (talk) 19:46, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Lambert W function[edit]

I've seen that you've been active in editing the article Lambert W function, among other things regarding the derivative. In an older version of the article, it was claimed that is defined for , which you changed to . I guess you mean that the function is analytic at z=0 and that the derivative is defined there, whereas the slope is infinite at z=-1/e. However, from the expression it is not immediately clear that the derivative is defined and with what value at z=0. It is also not clear whether W(x) refers to only the principal branch, the real-valued Lambert W function or the complex-valued Lambert W function. Since I'm not confident about the answers myself, perhaps you could help with improving this section? Thank you in advance. Isheden (talk) 12:37, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi! I simplified the intro a bit and clarified the section on the derivative. It's true that W'(0) = 1 (for all branches), but it doesn't follow from the implicit differentiation. [The way to see it: W'(0)=limz->0W(z)/z = limz->0e-W=e-0=1.] W'(-1/e) does not exist (for any branch). Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 14:33, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Your future wikipedia article[edit]

I want the make an article about you : i need to know when and where about your birth. You should add to your biography a speech about wikimoney (user page) : this complementary currency could be based on gold and silver, couldn't it ? --Eurobas (talk) 08:58, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the sentiment, but I doubt very much that I'm notable enough for a Wikipedia article. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 08:55, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Juan Paolo P. Valenciano[edit]

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Theodora (and hello)[edit]

I see that you have boldly reverted Theodora's article by 2 years. Considering the amount of work to reinsert some of the useful content that's been added after that date, you're a bolder man than I, Mr. Boldt. :-)

I also see that we share several general interests beyond this historically significant Roman empress: physics/astronomy, and math, at least. How about the RE generally? How about mathematical sociology?

I will read the Theodora article to see what you've achieved. As for her father's allegiance, (1) I don't know, and I don't have a good source at hand. (2) If I am the person who stated his allegiance (quite possible, 2 or 3 years ago), then the information almost surely [;-)] came from Diehl. I do see that Bury (http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/BURLAT/15A*.html) says he came from the Greens, but that the Blues favored his surviving family more. Bury is only a secondary source, of course; my guess is that Procopius is the primary source of the story, but Google does not turn up anything useful for me. Jmacwiki (talk) 06:30, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Umbenennung[edit]

Hallo, ich habe gesehen, dass du ein Developer bist, kannst du mich in jedem Projekt in Matthias. umbennen? Danke und viele Grüße -- S 400 HYBRID (talk) 23:04, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Das kann ich nicht, dazu muss man Bürokrat sein. Hier wird alles erklärt: de:Hilfe:Benutzernamen ändern. Ciao, AxelBoldt (talk) 23:38, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

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Analytical engine[edit]

Hi Axel! I wondered if you could check out the discussion here and see if you had any comment. Appreciate it man! Robert K S (talk) 03:50, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

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jeffrey epstein[edit]

good work Decora (talk) 01:18, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Liao Yiwu[edit]

nice work Decora (talk) 21:16, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Popups[edit]

Hi Axel,
if you want you should feel free to publish any changes to popups yourself. You are currently the only one working on it, and the original author has left Wikipedia a while ago, so it's unlikely that there are any conflicts. If you prefer a second pair of eyes I can keep putting your changes live, but you obviously know what you're doing. :)
Cheers, Amalthea 16:27, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Ok, great, I'll put up the changes myself. Thanks, AxelBoldt (talk) 18:00, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the latest changes. The "alt text" feature is nice. I wrote the request in a "it would be nice"-manner, and didn't think that anybody would ever get around to it, (myself included). Great work. ospalh (talk) 19:58, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
I've been wanting that feature for ages. Thanks! You totally rock.  :) --Elonka 21:15, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

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Adopt-a-typo[edit]

Dear Axel, I am a member of the typo team, and have only been actively editing for a few months. However, when I joined the typo team there seemed to be a need for a collection of adopted typos. Therefore, I have started the adopt-a-typo project. However, I could still use some help getting it off the ground, and any ideas or corrections are welcome. Majestic PyreMy Speech Bubble 22:23, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi! The page looks good! I would populate the new Wikipedia:Adopt-a-typo/Adopted list with the old list of typo adopters at Wikipedia:Typo Team/pledges, and would tell people in the Typo Team Talk page about it. Also, on Wikipedia:Adopt-a-typo it might be nice to mention how one can quickly hunt and squash specific bugs using Wikipedia:AutoWikiBrowser. Good luck! AxelBoldt (talk) 13:05, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Updating of Belgian Community information[edit]

Hi,

the page Template:Infobox_Belgium_Municipality/Population puts automatic information of NIS in the part population Template:Infobox_Belgium_Municipality

example look to Aalst, Belgium, it's 2006, look the dutch one http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aalst_(Oost-Vlaanderen) and you have the 2010 information

so you can't change it you're self but the current information is quite old 2006!

there is a list of 2010 on http://economie.fgov.be/nl/binaries/Pop%20Bevolk%2001012010_v2_f_tcm325-109882.xls

is it please possible for someone to update this?

it's really ridiculous because on the dutch page everything is 2010 but when people of other countries update information they look mostly on the english page and copy that information so they put the 2006 information of the english page while correct information of 2010 is on the dutch page

so please can someone do something?

Klodde (talk) 20:57, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Philippine Amateur Basketball League[edit]

Hello,

Let me ask, what are the criterias when adding references or external links, are those i've given in the Philippine Amateur Basketball League seasons not qualified enough, and still be considered an orphan article as you put an orphan tag into it??Edmon74 11:07, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Ok, thanks, no problem tooEdmon74 12:32, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

LC identification[edit]

You seem to have known User:LC fairly well back in 2002. You wouldn't be able to shed any identification help at Wikipedia:Bureaucrats'_noticeboard#Request_by_LC? Thanks. MBisanz talk 00:28, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

It was clear at the time that LC was working in computational complexity theory; at least a graduate student but probably a professor. To establish his or her identity now without compromising anonymity, it would be sufficient to ask a question like "Could you describe, in just a few sentences, what you hold to be the most exciting development in complexity theory of the last five years, and why?" No impostor could produce a convincing answer. AxelBoldt (talk) 02:52, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, if he ever comes back, I'll use that question. MBisanz talk 22:17, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Article Web app nominated for deletion[edit]

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Evolution[edit]

Axel, did you used to edit articles on evolution, and evolution as theory and fact? I fear i may be confusing you with another editor with a similar name. If you are the right man, you once made important contributions to the theory/fact article. If you are the right man, you might be interested in current proposals to make major jchanges to the lead, see here and all discussion following.

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Thanks for the notice, but that wasn't me. AxelBoldt (talk) 03:37, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

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German identity[edit]

Why are German people like islands, Axel? I spent a few months barricaded away trying to understand the Riemann hypothesis and when I came out, a German friend had gotten married. No ceremony, no party. No American would ever do this. -WikiSkeptic (talk) 02:39, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Maybe you're an island too, barricading yourself away and all... Anyway, I don't think it's that much rarer to marry without a party in Germany than it is in the US; people in the US elope to Las Vegas all the time. AxelBoldt (talk) 03:23, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
That is fine. I would like an invitation to your final poppy party, if I may. I have been a great follower of yours on WP and regard my thinking as shaped by you. -WikiSkeptic (talk) 04:07, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

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C*-algebras and quantum field theory[edit]

Good day! I can not understand some satement in this section C*-algebra#C*-algebras and quantum field theory. As I know all quantum fields are defined in some region of Minkowski space. And physical systems are describe by interacting Lagrangian of fields. Quantum fields are operator-valued generalized functions on Minkowski space. How it correspond to C*-algebras and description of physical system with a C*-algebra. Thanks a lot! --Dolyn (talk) 12:12, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Instead of "operator-valued generalized functions" you can also use generalized functions that take their values in some C*-algebra (since the operators on a Hilbert space form a C*-algebra). Alternatively, you can assign a C*-algebra to every open set of Minkowski space, as in Local quantum field theory. Cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 21:39, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
It seems to me that the first method (generalized functions that take their values in some C*-algebra) is like canonical quantization and second (assign a C*-algebra to every open set of Minkowski space) is something like path integral quantization, yes? --Dolyn (talk) 19:26, 15 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't know enough to be able to answer that question. AxelBoldt (talk) 21:30, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

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Dear Jonathan,
I'm sorry, but I am not available for an interview. AxelBoldt (talk) 18:12, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

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Nomination of Physics for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Physics (2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. - filelakeshoe 15:58, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to events in June and July: bot, script, template, and Gadget makers wanted[edit]

I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form.

This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical community. We'll be hacking, designing, teaching, and socialising, primarily talking about ResourceLoader and Gadgets (extending functionality with JavaScript), the switch to Lua for templates, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.

We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!

I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

Check out the the developers' days preceding Wikimania in July in Washington, DC and our other events.

Best wishes!

- Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation's Volunteer Development Coordinator. Please reply on my talk page, here or at mediawiki.org. Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Volunteer Development Coordinator 21:14, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

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