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Typos in "Earth's Location in the Universe"[edit]

Hi there. I'm a big fan of your "Earth's Location in the Universe" graphic, but there are a few typos in the various versions that I'd really like to see corrected. In the Milky Way Galaxy section, the label reads "Solar Intersteller Neighborhood"—"Interstellar" is misspelled. And according to User:Amble, In the "Local galactic group" panel, "NGC 3190" should be "NGC 3109" and "Antila Dwarf" should be "Antlia Dwarf" (though I can't vouch for the accuracy of those corrections myself). This graphic in its various forms is a great resource but those little errors have been bugging me a little, so I was hoping you could fix it. —tktktk 18:55, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Good points, Tktktk. I'd like to see the scale, orientation and coordinate system as part of the notes, especially for the last 4:,,, and And with the latest unveiling of Laniakea Supercluster, it may be time to re-do the local superclusters. Where do you get the data from to do these? Citing that would help also. Thanks! ★NealMcB★ (talk) 13:44, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Evidence of common descent[edit]

I reviewed your recent edits on that article and find them very to the point. Thanks for improving one of my favorite Wikipedia articles. (talk) 09:39, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

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Inaccuracy in marsupial biogeography map[edit]

Hi Andrew, I just want to let you know of an inaccuracy in c:File:Marsupial biogeography present day - dymaxion map.png. The southernmost marsupial species in South America are Lestodelphys halli and Dromiciops gliroides, so the area south of their ranges (as well as the Falklands) is devoid of marsupials. I can't find the base map, or I'd make the edit myself. WolfmanSF (talk) 00:15, 21 December 2015 (UTC)


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I cannot figure out why the second paragraph is not showing up. It exists in the editor but I'm dumbfounded by what formatting error is causing the text to be missing? See: User:Azcolvin429/testing for what I'm talking about. A. Z. Colvin • Talk 22:39, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Your error was with the named references. When you re-use a named reference, you need to "close" the reference (this is what the </ref> tag does in the full reference). Since you aren't using that, you need to use a / to close it (e.g. <ref name=Sanchez />. Note the / before the > to "close" the reference. See WP:REFB Section 5 for more information on re-using references. If you want more help, stop by the Teahouse, Wikipedia's live help channel, or the help desk to ask someone for assistance. Primefac (talk) 22:59, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Okay, that made the text appear, but there are still no references present where the ref names are used? A. Z. Colvin • Talk 23:03, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

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Okay, but even with the "/", the inline refs are still missing. I don't understand.

A. Z. Colvin • Talk 23:07, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

You can't italicize ref names. If you want to make something more than one word, you have to use quotes (e.g. <ref name="Molly Malone">...</ref> and <ref name="Molly Malone" />). Primefac (talk) 23:16, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Oh I see! I didn't realize those were italics. I thought it was just in quotes like the template showed. Oops! Thanks for the help. A. Z. Colvin • Talk 23:17, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attribution[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you copied or moved text from Speciation into Evidence of common descent. While you are welcome to re-use Wikipedia's content, here or elsewhere, Wikipedia's licensing does require that you provide attribution to the original contributor(s). When copying within Wikipedia, this is supplied at minimum in an edit summary at the page into which you've copied content. It is good practice, especially if copying is extensive, to also place a properly formatted {{copied}} template on the talk pages of the source and destination. The attribution has been provided for this situation, but if you have copied material between pages before, even if it was a long time ago, please provide attribution for that duplication. You can read more about the procedure and the reasons at Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. Thank you. — Diannaa (talk) 02:13, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for notifying me! I wasn't aware that that had to be done. A. Z. Colvin • Talk 20:34, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

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